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+es a 7, . '9, ' T HE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE SEV

Varsity

Polishes

Passing In

Preparation

ASIDE
By IRVIN

i

n Again, Out Again.

. 1

JUST WHEN Head Coach Harry
Kipke seemed to have determined
a likely backfield foursome, compli-
cations set in. They developed after
last Saturday's scrimmage, during
which a few of the veteran backs sil-
ently, though overtly, expressed their
refusal to be forgotten.
Going into that Stadium workout,
the Varsity quartet consisted of Fred
Janke at fullback, Hercules Renda
at the wingback, Norm Purucker at
tailback, and Bob Campbell, at the
non-signal calling quarterback post.
Something about their combined tal-
ents evidently failed to satisfy Kipke's
backfield recipe this season, for on
Monday only Purucker remained of
the original four and he was sta-
tioned ,t a spot somewhat new to
him ,the wingback position.
Doug Farmer, who rated the
No. 1 quarterback job before he
suffered a mental lapse due to a
reported blow on the skull, was
associating again with the first
string, with Wally hook at tail-
back, and Tex Stanton, junior
letterman, at full. Hook had
been convalescent with an infect.
ed foot, but was sufficietly im-
proved on Saturday to glean
praise in the public prints for his
running game.
Fred Janke is still in the experi-
mental stage, with latent potentiali-
ties no one will deny. But he lacks
experience and finesse at the full-
back post, and with a stadium full of
curious eyes he might react unfavor-
ably. Fred has been the cynosure
of all eyes before, including theen-
emy 's-but at tackle, where he proved
a veritable powerhouse until clipped
by a zealous Gopher last season.
Stanton understudied Cedric Sweet
several times last year and gained in-
valuable assurance as a result. What
he lacks in grid capabilities is not for
us to say, but he shouldn't be afflict-
ed with the jitters before a large
crowd. Not that Janke would. He
isn't that kind of fellow, and when
the game got under way he'd prob-
ably forget there was a soul in the
stands. But the presence of an-
leven Sports
Listed On Fall
1=M Schedule
With eleven different sports slated
for the coming fall intramural pro-
gram the Intramural Department is
planning to start play in several of
them inside of two weeks.
The fraternity division will again
face competition for the Interfra-
ternity title in seven of the eleven
sports while the independents are
preparing for four of them.
Entries in fraternity speedball
and volleyball close Oct. 1 with play
starting shortly after. The Inter--'
fraternity outdoor track meet is
slated for Oct. 14 being followed im-
mediately by the start of the hand-
ball, dual swimming meets and water
polo matches the next week. The
wrestling meet will take place Dec
13.
Although independents will have
their autumn events limited to four
sports there will probably be as many
participating during the season as
the fraternity boys. Touch football
begins for the independents on Oct.
14 followed by volleyball Oct. 22.
Handball will not begin until Nov.
18 and the independent wrestling
meet is scheduled for Dec. 13.
Besides the independent and fra-
ternity title chases during the fall
season the Intramural Department
also has two sports, volleyball and
squash, reserved for the graduate'
division.

Cubs Chances Nelson Swamps Picard iie Defense
smal Despite In Belmont Golf Finals Also Stressed
L l N tSinal D esp S 1, BELMONT, Mass., Sept. 28.-IP)-
LISAGOR Third StraighttByron Nelson of Reading today
other team might remind Fred of his proved a better mudder than Henry
strangeness as a fullback. CINCINNATI, Sept. 28.P(A")-Clay Picard of Hershey, his Pennsylvania Spartan Plays Rehearsed
Of course, Stark Ritchie and Bill Bryant, towering righthander, today professional golfing neighbor and By Sutiad As Coaches
Barclay are going to provide the Wol- pitched and batted the Chicago Cubs Ryder Cup teammate, as he gained ,
verine backfield with plenty of im- to a 2 to 0 victory bver the Reds a 5 and 4 victory in the scheduled Give Many Attention
petus, whether the coaches care to
realize it or not. They may not rank and thus kept alive the flickering 36-hole final round of the $12,000 Passing, pass defense and line de-
in the afternoon scuffles, but Stark flame which is the Chicagoans' pen- Belmont Open Match Play Tourna- fense work were the order of the
can run and pitch passes, and kick nant hope. ment.
if necessary. And Barclay is Mich- The Giants' double-header was With three-fifths of the $5,000 fin- day yesterday as the Michigan ar-
The ians' oubl-hederwas iththre-fithsof he $,00 fi- sity grid team started the final pal-
igan's money player, a competitor washed right out of the schedule. alists' purse at stake, Nelson, whose
from taw. As a result the pace-setters need only only previous important 1937 victory ishing off process for the Spartan
Fred Trosko, touted as early as last to win two of their remaining seven eleven which moves into to-wn Satur-
Spring, is still partaking of his foot- games to sew up the pennant, no was in the Augusta (Ga.) National day.
ball via observation. If the shoulder matter what Chicago does in its five. Invitation Turney, twice beat back! Head Coach Harry G. Kipke had
permits he'll undoubtedly do duty on Similarly, two defeats for Chicago two-hole defiicits during his morn- all of his first string backs alternat-
Saturday. , or one win for the Giants and one ing round. He then spurted to vic- ing in both the offensive and defen-
loss fol the Cubs would put an end tory by winning five of the first eight
t the ~ace. afternoon holes, while going one un- sive pass setups. Stark Ritchie did
The Cement Is Almost Set Bryant, in giving the Cubs their der par of 71 for his 32 holes. a lion's share of the passing and got
UNLESS a sudden change is se- third straight victory, pitched two- Nelson and Picard were all even off a number of well-aimed tosses.
cretly imminent, Hunk Anderson hit ball, belted a triple threat that after their first 18, which both ne- He was especially adept at leading
is more certain daily of "the cement" drove home Augie Galan with the gotiated in 71, despite the fact that his receivers, aiming his passes high
-his starting line. Although on winning run in the fifth and scored the Hershey professional twice led by
Monday Archie Kodros, the barrel- himself a moment later with the decisive margins. and well ahead of them.
chested sophomore, had supplanted clincher on Stan Hack's single. Rain, however, is the bane of Pic- Smick Shows Well
Capt. Joe Rinaldi at center-not ard's competitive career, and when Danny Smick was one of the bus-
without justification-Joe will likely CHICAGO. - (M)- Chicago's' Ma- !.he drove off in a pelting storm after lest receivers and incidentally turned
start. Archie lacks experience, too, roons devoted two sessions today to lunch, the downpour plagued his only in one of the best performances of
but he's quick on defense and relishes fundamentals. weakness, his tee shots. the afternoon as ar as snagging
contact work. Rinaldi, however, is 1a__e a onaefr as nagghi
captain and possessed of much re- p s concerned. lthot t
sponibiitis. ff7j~,)J.f~f 1i1lg~1)d11 j~~is doubtful if Smick will start Satur--
sponsibilitiesge adBilolsth s olverine Football Ho es day, he is almost certain to get into
sophomore, are still pluggingthe the game at the flank position.
sakles. Andarkour s wordgSine Because of State's aerial threat,
gels gndto carku abit ofe anCoach Kiplke has taken great pains
guis on th Confne lin drilling his charges on pass defense.
this year. Guard CnRlph 1leik ?Everyone who will start or possibly
kien and Fred Olds rate right get into the game Saturday in the
kno aFey nds John Night backfield spent a good part of yes-
now. Art Vapey and J n Nich- terday's session breaking up pass
olson are current wingmn, but -Ilas
Elmer Gedeon, a real ofensive Line Defense
threat under "wraps" for a - ". Emhasize LinderDensent mos
stnkriange reason, Dan Smnick a Coach "uk Anderson sent most!
strange reason, Dan Smik and of the first string line with the cx-
tHem as final won'........ ception of John Nicholson, who was
them as final. ",
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Another Joe Unsung .

. .

W7E HAVE a soft spot ior the un-
sung hero. And though he isn't!
yet a hero, and from a strict hunch,
will probably never be one, Derwoodl
Laskey, Milan sophomore, typifiesf
something for us. Last week, the fel-
low participated in practically everyl
scrimmage, alternating at wingbackI
one day, tailback the next. He took
a merciless beating, returned each
time for more and never once did
he whine about it. Several times he
arose staggering back to his slot,
straining for breath. He made some
sizeable gains.
Saturday he distinguished himself
defensively, according to our infor-
mer, cracking some of the bigger boys
for an old-fashioned row. They can't
deal him too much work, they can't
dampen his spirit and they'll have
a tough time curbing him. He, gentle
reader, is one of the redeeming fea-
tures of the organized mayhem on
Ferry Field. And several of the mal-
contents might profit by the example.
Tod Rockwell, a newspaperman
(and maybe he can be excused on!
that ground), Harry Wismer, a
broadcaster, and plenty of others in-
sist upon reporting that if Michigan
State beats Michigan this Saturday,
it will be the first time the feat has
been accomplished four years run-
ning.hPardon our accuracy, fellows,
but have a look at the Michigan-
Cornell record half century ago:
1889 - Michigan 0 Cornell 56
1890 - Michigan 5 Cornell 20
1891 - Michigan 12 Cornell 58
1891 - Michigan 0 Cornell 20
1892 - Michigan 0 Cornell 44
1892 - Michigan 10 Cornell 30
1894 - Michigan 0 Cornell 22
Not a pleasant recollection, we ad-
mit, but true nevertheless.
FROSH GRIDDERS REPORT
All freshmen desiring to go out
for the yearling football squad are
requested to report at Yost Field
House this afternoon or any after-
noon this week at 3:15 p.m. Equip-
ment will be issued at that time.
Coach Ray Fisher.

catchng passes, i roug sui ine
defense session against a series of
Spartan line plays. Especially out-
standing was the work of Bill Smith
at tackle. His showing was little
more than mediocre in last Satur-
day's scrimmage, but his work yester-
day showed a vast improvement.
Later in the afternoon found the
squads drilling in full groups of
eleven, some working against the
State system, others running through
signals. The way practice has been
run and the great number of players
being shown special attention by the
coaches indicates that there will be
very frequent substitutions in the
game Saturday.
At present it appears that the
starting lineup will find Tex Stanton
at full, Norm Purucker at wingback,
Wally Hook at tailback and Doug
Farmer at quarterback in the back-
field with John Nicholson and Art
Valpey at ends, Don Siegel and Bill
Smith at tackles. Fred Olds and
either "Butch" Jordan or Ralph
Heikkinen at guards and Capt. Joe
Rinaldi at center.

f=

Stark Ritchie, veteran backfield star, is being groomed for the
throwing end of Michigan's aerial attack against State Saturday, to
judge from yesterday's intensive passing drill through which Coach
Harry Kipke sent his charges. Ritchie, who is fast becoming a power-
ful triple-threater, will, if needed, also be called upon to share the
burden of running and passing against the Spartans.
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