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ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1937
Greatly Improved Varsity Shows Wares In Two-Hour W

orkout

Wildcats Base
Title Chances
On Ace Backs
Waldorf Is Faced With Job
Of Finding Replacement
Men For First Line
Down around the Northwestern
campus at Evanston, Ill., where their
gridders were Big Ten champs last
season, "if" is one of the commonest
words in use at present.
Not that they think all is lost be-
fore the season begins, but even
Coach Lynn Waldorf seems a bit
serious when he talks about the Wild-
cats' chances in his conventional
coaches' pessimism.
The daily workouts have shown
him a pass attack which "will cause
the Big Ten trouble," and he also
feels confident that his backfield
will be an outstanding group.
Lack Line Reserves
But it's the line, or more explicity,
the lack of reserves for the forward
wall which has him worried. His
first team line of John Kovatch and
Cleo Diehl, ends, Nick Cutlich and
Bob Voigts, tackles, Mike Calvano1
and Dick Wells, guards, and Erwin
Wegner, center, have his confidence
as being capable of holding their own
with last year's regulars. *
However he is without a strong
group of second-string men who can
step in when necessary to fill any
ofethesemen's positions. And un-
less he can assemble some more men
capable of holding down these posts
he won't predict another champio-
ship year.
Outside of that he seems to be
quite satisfied. His first string back-
field of Fred Vanzo Capt. Don Heap,
Bernard Jefferson, and Jack Ryan is
"destined to become an outstanding
group.''
. Heap Carries Burden
Upon slender Don Heap's shoul-
ders will probably fall the burden of
the attack. The triple-threat back
carried the batfrdn average gain
of 5.7 yards through scrimmage last
year. It was his 12-yard off-tackle
run in the fourth quarter against
Minnesota last November that put
the Wildcats in position to score the
lone touchdown that won the game.
Fred Vanzo, one of the outstanding
blocking backs in the country last
season, will hold down the first string
quarterback post. The 220-pound
back tried his hand at packing the
ball his sophomore year, and while
he did fairly well was shifted to do-
ing mostly blocking duties last year
where he could and did use his
weight to more advantage.
Returning to the backfield this year
to help Heap at the left half position
will be Bob Swisher, a senior this
year who was tackled by the faculty
last season.
Sophomores Aid Backs
Jack Ryan, fresh from last year's
yearling ranks will be of great help
in all departments but punting. Re-
ported a canny runner and passer,
he can block like a locked door.
At the right half post will be long-
legged Bernard Jefferson, 180-pound
colored punter and passer who has
improved in both departments over
the summer and is pointing towards
an all-Conference post.
Rounding out the backfield are
several veterans and promising
sophomores who can fill in quite ade-
quately when the time comes. They
include another colored star, Clar-
'ence "Slippery" Hinton, subbing at
right half, and Iggy Mesec, the form-
er a senior and the latter a junior.
Among the second year men who are
expected to go places are Nick Con-
teas, quarterback, Reynold Soukup,
half, and Oliver Babcock, Jay Las-

kay, and George McGurn, fullbacks.
I-M Supervisor
Given Alabama
Phys._Ed. Post
Michigan's Intramural depart-
ment staff swings into full stride
this week for the first time in sever
years minus the services of Ernesi
Smith, who, until this summer servec
in the capacity of intramural super-
visor.
Hehas accepted a position as Pro-
fessor of Physical Education at Ala-
bama Polytechnical Institute.
In addition to his position as head
nf this department. iust recently in-

ASIDE LINES'
By IRVIN LISAGOR
As Good As Last Year'-.
CHARLEY BACHMAN invited us into his den behind the frosted doors,
gave us a knockdown to the dead ringer for Will Rogers, a George Alder-
ton of the Lansing State Journal, and then anchored himself atop his desk
to await questioning. We succumbed to the obvious.
"What do they look like, Coach?" Expecting a tacit nod or an azure
grumble-coaches are immune to optimism, you know-we were somewhat
taken aback by the reply.
"My first eleven is on a par with last year's," he said, without hesitation.
"They're fast, aggressive and have a fine spirit . . . As far as reserves go, 1
don't know. Most of them are sophomores and untried as yet, but willing
(an understatement)."
A guy by the name of Pingel kept worming his way through our
mind.
"He's a fine football player," Bachman remarked. "A great kicker
and a good runner.
But he passes too, we thought.
"Well, he'd better," countered the Spartan coach a bit jocosely, and
we understood why a few minutes later when we watched the State
ace whipping egg-shaped bullets on the practice field.
Folding his legs under him, Bachman warmed to the interview with but
slight provocation. "The quarterback job lies between Al Diebold and Chuck
Halbert, two good men and able. Coolidge and Nuznov are battling for the
right halfback position, with Coolidge the more experienced. Both are good
blockers, though."
Very Little Lacking .. .
A PERSONAL INTEREST in Nuznov prompted us to ask further about the
blonde lad from Dearborn.
"He's a tough boy," replied Bachman. "He can block and loves it.
There's no harder fighter out there than Sam, and he'll see plenty of
service.
A tip-off on Nuznov's granite physique: He and Frank Gaines, the Spar-
tan flanker, collided the day before we arrived. Next day Gaines was in
street clothes watching Nuznov, with a couple of stitches in his head, whoop
it up in the first string backfield. That's typical of the spirit manifested
among the Spartans.°
But Bachman was still appraising his men. "Haney's looked pretty good
at fullback. A rugged boy and fast." We suspected Haney would do.
When Bachman reached the ends in his survey, we detected a happy note
in his voice. He particularly liked "Ole" Nelson, Frank Gaines and Ernest
Bremer, three vets better than six feet tall. Gargett and Kinek, a sophomore
pair, appear to be comers, too.
At the tackles are the alliterative "S" boys-Speelman, Schroeder,
Swarta and Shrader-and BachmArn ddn't m pe when lie spoke of
them. He had an extra word about Speelman. "He's our leader. An
inspirational sort. He gives the team fire when he's in there, just as
Kurt Warmbein did two years ago. Every team needs a spark like
that. When Warmbein did something, the boys knew he had his heart
and soul in it, and they were ready to give him plenty in return.
Agett, last year, was a different sort. Though smart and a brilliant
player, he didn't have that quality of Warmbein's, or Speelman's."
The incumbents at the guard sports right now are Darwin Dudley and
Tom Gortat. "They're all right, too," said Bachman, "but I'm not too well
fortified with replacements there." Dudley has added value in his speed,
being a quarter-miler of worth. Gortat is slightly injured, but will likely
be ready Oct. 2.
Norbert Miknavitch has a strangle hold on the pivot post. A tall boy,
with plenty of strength, he should knit the line well.
Wolverines Need Sparkplug ...
WITH THE STATE SQUAD thus disposed of, our thoughts turned east-
ward, to another squad of tremendous importance in our young scheme
of things. "What," we handed Coach Bachman, "do you think of the
material at Michigan."
We didn't expect a blunt answer, and we didn't get one. Bachman ran
his long fingers through his thinning hair thoughtfully.
"They didn't lose much," he began. "Patanelli was the best, and though
he had a fine spirit and was a very fine boy, he couldn't change his direction
once he charged forward.
"So they have experienced men back, and Harry (meaning Kipke) told
me he'd have two or three sophomores who'd benefit him. What more could
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Aids Tennis Coach

Hoytmen Hold
First Practice
Of '38 Season

Strong Sophomore
Forms Basis Of

Squad
1938

LEROY M. WEIRt
* *
Leroy Weira
Is Made Newx
Tennis Coacht
Michigan's tennis stock received at
decided boost this year with the ap-l
pointment this summer of Leroy M.r
Weir as assistant tennis coach.i
Weir, until this summer a Cleve-
land high school teacher, received hisT
master's degree here in 1935 and willf
be here for another year at least
while he is working on his doctor's
degree in history.
He will assisthCoach John John-
stone with both the Varsity and
freshman netmen. His arrival has
largely made possible the new pro-
gram of practice drills for both1
squads to be held throughout the
winter months at the I-M building.,
The new coach graduated fromf
Wooster College at Wooster, O. in
1922. He won the Chicago city and
Illinois state singles titles in 1928
and repeated the slam in 1931 with1
the Cleveland and Ohio titles. All,
in all he annexed the Cleveland
crown on three occasions. For two
years he was listed third in the Mid-
west tennis' rankings. The first two
places went to George Lott and Em-
mett Pare. Both of these men have
toured with Bill Tilden's professional1
troop.
Tickets Selling Fast
For Game Saturday,
Tickets for Michigan's football cur-
tain-raiser against Michigan State
on Oct. 2 are "going fast."
Last year sixty thousand fans set
an opening day record to see these(
same two teams clash. But, whenI
quizzed on the possibilities of a simi-I
lar crowd next Saturday, ticket man-{
ager Harry Tillotson would make no
predictions, only stating the ducats
are selling well.
A good delegation of State support-
ers is expected to attend along with
the usual number of fans who have
strung along with the Wolverines
through the last few seasons. General
attendance is expected to rise or fall
with the barometer.

Title Hopes
Coach Charlie Hoyt, moulder of
championship Wolverine track teams,
got his first look at the 1938 model of
the Michigan track machine yester-
4y afternoon as he putehis squad
through their first practice 'paces at
Ferry Field.
Despite an 11-man swath cut in
the 1937 Conference championship
team by Graduation and the death
of Capt. Steve Mason, crack quarter-
miler and low hurdle champion, pros-
pects seem far from crepe-hung as
the Hoytmen begin early prepara-
tions for the defense of the outdoor
and indoor titles.
Veterans Deleted
With only a remnant of the power-
house '37 outfit back in spikes, the
brunt of the responsibility for keep-
ing last years "greatest dual meet
team in America" in its preeminent
position will fall upon the shoulders
of last year's eye-filling freshman
team, proclaimed by both Hoyt and
Ken Doherty, frosh coach, as the
most powerful yearling crew in Mich-
igan track history.
Outstanding candidates for Varsity
recognition among the graduates
from Doherty's first year men will be
Stan Kelly, a hurdler of no mean
ability;Schwarzkopf, Wisner and
Heyl, capable of carding winning
times an any event from the 880
through the two-mile; Jester and
Hogan, half milers, and Wesley Allen,
high jumper who consistantly crosses
the bar at better than 6 feet 3 inches.
All of these men bettered the all-
time freshman standards in their
events last year.
Watson In Form
Michigan's "one man track team"
Big Bill Watson looks capable of bet-
tering his Conference indoor and out-
door shot records after a summer of
assisting the state highway depart-
ment on the end of a pick and shovel.
Alan Smith, stocky understudy to
"Singin' Sam" Stoller, is expected to
come home a winner in the sprints
after a year of high pressure com-
petition.
Harold Davidson returns to do his
turn in the distance events as does
Bill Stadhle, 1936 Big Ten indoor
two-mile champion. Also returning
after a semester's ineligibility is Walt
Stone one of Michigan's greatest dis-
tance men. Harvey Clarke and Chuck
Miller letter winners in the quarter
last year should develope into real
Michigan power in that event. Waldo
Abbott capable sprinter will also be
back much improved by a years sea-
soning.
Fall Meets Schedule
Removed from active competition
early in the season last year by in-
juries, Ross Faulkner and Roy Heath
will return to the cinder paths again
this year apparently none the worse
for their lay-off.
Coach Hoyt is banking on the
weather to give him a month of in-
tensive outdoor practice before it
forces him to retreat to winter quar-
ters inside the Field House. The fall
outdoor drills will include three in-
trasquad meets. Hoyt said that close
to 80 men had already checked ou
suits and before the week is out he
expects that number to be increased
another score.
Golfers Lose
Two Regulars
Of Last Year
Michigan's 1938 golf team will los
the services of two of its mainstays o
last year, and the success of the tean
at present seems to rest upon th
ability of last season's reserves an
yearlings to fill these vacancies.
Lost by graduation is Capt. A
Saunders who led the golfers in 193.

while Jack Emery, who showed a 10
of form during his initial year of pla3
has transfered to Duke University.
Returning veterans are Capt. A
Karpinski of Rochester, N.Y., and Bil
Barclay, Flint star, whose play i:
the National Collegiates labels hir
as a man to be watched during thi
coming season.
Lettermen who are bound to held
this year are the long driving Bil
Yearnd, who is reputed to be one c

U. Of M. Grid Schedule
Oct. 2-Michigan State at Mich-
igan.
Oct. 9-Northwestern at Evan-
ston.
Oct. 16-Minnesota at Michigan.
Oct. 23-Iowa at Iowa City.
Oct. 30-Illinois atChampaign.
Nov. 6-Chicago at Michigan.
Nov. 13-Pennsylvania at Phila-
delphia.I
Nov. 20-Ohio State at Michigan.
Injured Kirar Will
See Action Again
Second Semester
Capt. Ed Kirar of the Varsityn
swimming team who was severelys
burned in a motorboat explosion on
Lake Beulah, Wis. last Aug. 6 hasl
returned to school and is expectedl
to swim second semester,
The husky free-styler's entire bodyi
with the exception of the bottoms
of his feet was covered with secondd
degree burns and according to Coacht
Matt Mann, only the superb condi- s
tion attained by Kirar during the
summer pulled him through the
crisis. He has recovered sufficiently,
however, to enter school first semes-t
ter. e
Mann expects that Kirar will bee
able to do little more than "take ac
bath" during most of the first se-X
mester but believes that he will bes
in shape to lead the Varsity throughk
most of its Big Ten and Intercol-N
legiate battles. Kirar sliould be inc
top form for the Big Ten and Na-t
tional Collegiate championship meetsc
next spring.
For a time it was feared thati
Kirar, who has often been referred
to as another Weismuller, would
never swim competitively again but1
his rapid recovery has assured fans1
that he will be ready to defend bothf
his Western Conference and National
Collegiate 50 and 100-yard free style1
titles as well as doing his bit on the,
relay teams.E
Fifty Yearling
Track Tryouts
ReplyTo Call
In reply to Coach Ken Doherty's
call for freshman track candidates
to come out as soon as possible this
fall, more than 50 boys have re-
ported. This is quite a few more
than usual, and 50 more are expected
to report within the next few days.
So far this season most of the fel-
lows that have reported have been
in the track events, although morel
field event candidates are expected.
Of the 50 who have reported many
have very good high school records
and have quite a bit of polish for
prep school runners.
All freshmen who expect to come
out for track at all should report
early this fall, according to Coach
Doherty. The fall season is starting
immediately and a series of three
intra-squad meets are planned for
the near future. They will probably
1 be held Oct. 8, 15 and 22. The meets
will be of the handicap and relay
type, with most of the emphasis on
t relay running.
Coach Doherty is very pleased with
the turn out so far and he believes
that he will have a better than
average freshman team for the com-
ing year.

Regulars Trim
Reserves With
5-Touchdowns
First String Line Displays
Strong Defense; Stanton
Hook, Purucker Star
Still Must Improve
By STEWART FITCH .
In the last important scrimmage
before the Michigan State game Sat-
urday the Wolverine first stringers
ran up five touchdowns and a safety
against the reserve eleven composed
mostly of lettermen from last year's
squad.
The scrimmage which was held be-
hind locked gates in the Stadium
lasted more than two hours and gave
plenty of evidence that the Varsity
is greatly improved over last year at
this time. All who witnessed the
drill however were firm in the belief
that still more improvement must be
shown before the Spartans invade
Ann Arbor Saturday.
First Line Outstanding
Outstanding in the scrimmage was
the showing of the first string line,
especially on defense. The red-shirt-
ed second string eleven found the
opposing forward wall almost im-
pregnable. Although only one re-
serve punt was actually blocked the
kicker was rushed in every instance,
with either Art Valpey or John Nich-
olson crashing through to break up
the play. In addition the reserves
did not complete a single pass al-
though they were allowed one on
interference.
The scrimmage which started out
slowly was marked during the early
part of the game by rather shabby
blocking. The linemez had little
trouble opening holes buton the open
field the tacklers had no difficulty
breaking through the interference.
As the scrimmage progressed, how-
ever, the Varsity, either through a
gain in confidence or a greater will-
ingness, showed a much better brand
of blocking and tackling than at the
earlier stages of the drill.
Hook, Purucker, Stanton Score
Wally Hook, Norm Purucker, and
Tex Stanton stood out among the
ball-carriers. Between them they
accounted for all of the touchdowns
scored. Twice, aided by some ex-
cellent open field blocking, Hook
broke away for long sprints, one com-
ing late in the session being good
for 60 yards.
Both teams pulled several new
plays out of the bag during the game
and for that reason and others the
session was kept strictly secret. The
coaches, however, centered their at-
tention more upon the individual
players in attempt to find remedies
for the evident weaknesses.
The fullback post still presents a
problem. Big Fred Janke, the tackle
who has been shifted to the fullback
position, still finds himself somewhat
a stranger in the backfield. Head
Coach Harry Kipke expects him to
develop into an efficient back but it
is doubtful if he will become thor-
oughly familiar with his new post in
the very near future.
Same Line Starts Saturday
The first string line that started
the scrimmage with but few excep-
tions will probably be the forward
wall that will face State on Saturday.
John Nicholson and Art Valpey at
ends, Bill Smith and Don Siegel at
tackles, Ralph Heikkinen and Forrest
Jordan at guards and Capt. Joe Ri-
naldi at center make up the forward
combination. At left end, however,
Elmer Gedeon also looks like a good
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3)
t,

Wrestlers Fit
After Summer
Of Wanderings,
With the best season in recent
years as their goal members of the
Varsity wrestling squad have come
back from their summer wanderings
to start the long pre-season training.
All of them have managed to see
a good deal of the country, but Frank
Morgan, the leading 165-pounder,
wandered farthest. Morgan was a
hitch-hiking traveling salesman for
the summer, and his quest for the
elusive business led him all the way
from Chicago to New York. After all
of his attempts to make good it is
rumored among his best friends that
he lost money for the summer.
Most of the rest of the squad{
worked in Detroit in the auto plants
most of the summer. -While working
there they lived in Ann Arbor and
had planned to work out all during
the summer at Waterman gym. The
only trouble with this plan was that
they all were on different shifts and
couldn't get together to wrestle.
After they finished in Detroit the

What Will It Say This Saturday?

Summer Swim Victories Yield

Haynie

5 Trophies, 10 Medals

Wolverine Ace Competed
In New York, Chicago,
And Louisville Meets
Tom Haynie, Michigan's "out-
standing intercollegiate swimmer,"
the title bestowed upon him by Amer-
ica's swim coaches last winter, went
on a typical Tom Haynie treasure
hunt during the summer. He picked
up for his personal collection five
handsome trophies, and ten medals,
some of them studded with nothing
less than genuine rubies.
Jones Beach, New York's model
swim resort, was Haynie's first happy
hunting ground. The sophomore
speedster was the whole show at the
outdoor intercollegiate meet held

onstrated his versatility by winning
the 100 meter free style, the 400
meter back stroke, and the 300 meter
individual medley swim. He placed
second in the 100 meter breast stroke.
Following the meet, Haynie was
awarded five trophies, four for his
victories, and runner up position,
and the fifth for being high point
scorer.
In his last quest, Haynie ventured
to Chicago where he met conditions
which were new and not at all fa-
vorable to him. The races were con-
ducted in cold, open water,ufar dif-
ferent from the smooth surfaces of
pools in which he is at his best.
But despite all of that, Haynie
chased Miami's amazing Ralph F'an-
agan to a new record in the quarter-
mile swim, and finished third in the

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