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THE MIST was settling on Ferry gether again and see how they look. r -
Field. A dark and dr ary day Why? Simply because we're after blrbacks that can move, linemen that is new,
was nearly at an end. Fritz Crisler, the eleven best men no matter what l ' ° F k can charge, blockers that can clear is enco
his deeply tanned face enveloped in position they play." a path. It's that or a seaton the 50 look? Y
thought, was slowly trudging off the You want proof, eh. Well listen oYard line for the candidates this sea-whither
gridiron surrounded by a corps of to this. Forest Evashevski, the bruis - This team has been pThe
muddy, somewhat bloody, and defi- ing "one man gang," has been shift- ,p the mill. Their practice sessions are every no
nitely exhausted football players. ed from center to quarterback. Wally a te of eicic No a e Fooryal
Suddenly he stopped, approached the Hook, a tailback for two years, now a Yistae Mn rains his line For, a
press mob, and said: plays fullback. Milo Sukup--ex- is wasted. Munn trains his linemen Arbor, a
"Don't mention such and such a fullback-now cavorts at guard. John my; Martineau's backs are busy to look-
play until after the first game, eh Kinsey, fullback-emeritus, is beingy the Mlt inson dre his ends Harmon
boys experimented at guard and end. Jack dn lftDickinso; ande Oosterbaans Sorthe;
.Stekettee has been switched from u. on-fed ebradObtran " h
The group nodded. Journalistic n Stketter, has en sitce from- fire the reserves to new heights. An are inte
confidences are not uncommon at the senk to ealter Knt rmtal expensive plant is in full swing. lessly a
outset of the. season. And they're back to quarterback, and Reuben Over all hovers the shadow of Their
usually respected. Kelto from o ne. Crisler. Apparently detached and come Oc
the innovations continue.-MciaDilPht disinterested, his keen eyes see all. 000 oth
"Well what's new, Fritz?" ven- Yes, boys and girls, there's a lot - Michigan Day Photo dse edhseEsseNDI
tured United Press Correspondent new. Crisler has shown reticence in WEBER MUNN CRISLER OOSTERBAAN DICKSON MARTINEAU He shouts a word to one of Munn's ented t
new.__Crisler _has_ shown__reticence__in charges; walks over and assists Maar- Until th
Pat Conger. Invented any ends talking about it-the old press ses- tineau; chastises a Dickson student. laugh eq
yet? sions have lost much of their former and different in the 1938 edition. and rigorous football diet. It's the You'll find a big, rugged team with He presides over 50 with the effort- optimist
Crisler smiled. "No inventing," he zest-and the players don't gab about You'll find an attitude that's brand kind of an attitude that makes men plenty of new faces. It's a team that less efficiency that he would instruct mist. Ju
returned. Give 'em all a chance it too freely. They're all playing a new. It's the kind of an attitude that talk, fight, and encourage with an will be trained to a razor edged fine- one. The boys know who's boss this best elev
you know. Shift 'em around, mix waiting game, waiting for the day can keep 50 odd men going six hours ebullient enthusiasm so absent in ness after the most intense training year on Ferry Field. that day
em up, and then put them back to- when everyone can see what's new a day, seven days a week on a strict former years. season in many years. You will find Yes the authority is new, the spirit their ad
17 Lettermen, Promising Sophomores Boost Gridiron

and some of the materi
ragingly new. And the ot
es, if we must, "whither
clarion call resounds fro
ok and corner of the campi
fever has hit sleepy old An
nd the chant of the fanfa
in be heard. "How do th
"Any better?"-"Hear tl
has it"-"How's Christy?"-
y moved Evie eh?" Peol:
rested, and they're breath
waiting an answer.
answer will come. It w
t. 1, when you and I join 8(
ars as Michigan State's ta
eam invades the Stadiun
en disregard all predictior
ually hard at the invetera
and the melancholy pess
ist wait--and remember. Th
en men will step on the fie:
Y. Time alone must prov

Pingel, Nelson Duo Offers
Chief Threat To Hopes
Of Wolverine Fans

Little Herc, The Mighty Mite, Heads For Touchdown Land

A 175 pound halfback and a 205
pound end will be marked men in
the Michigan State line-up on Octo-
ber 1, when the Spartans invade Ann
Arbor to attempt to make it, five
straight victories over Michigan.'
It was on passes from Johnny Pin-
gel, the halfback, to Ole Nelson the
big end, that State scored two touch-
downs last October and postponed
Michigan's new deal in football for
another year at least. Reports from
East Lansing state that this duet is
clicking better than ever, which
means that Coach Fritz Crisler must
cook up a deferise to stop Pingel's
bullet-like heaves,- in order~ to halt
the Spartans' streak at four.
Coach Charley Bachman has other
stars remaining from last year's great
eleven which topped off their season,
by meeting Auburn in the Orange
Bowl. Speedy Gene Ciolek, whose 89
yard run put the finishing touches
to last fall's victory over Michigan
is back to alternate with Pingel at
left half. Lyle Rockenbach, called
by Bachman one of the two greatest
guards in Spartan history, is around
again and has a veteran running mate
in Darwin Dudley. In fact, in scan-
ning the prospects, it is found that
only at the tackle posts is there a
noticeable weakness.
With the graduation of the 'S' men,
Harry Speelman, mentioned on sev-
eral All-American selections, Howard
Swartz, Nelson Shrader, and Dick
Schroeder, the all-important tackle
slots are left wide open. To fill this
(Continued on Page 12)
John Gee, Hurling
Ace, Is Center Of
Reds' Price Mix-up
Long John Gee, former ace Wol-
verine southpaw now with the Syra-
cuse Chiefs in the International
League, has again proved his knack
of crashing the headlines.
The six foot nine inch hurler who
once pitched a no-hit game against1
Hillsdale, fanned 21 Toledo batters in
nine innings and made his profes-
sional start by whipping the Cin-
cinnati Reds in an exhibition contest
4 to 2, has made an impressive record
this season to set miajor league scouts
on his trail.
His sensational work on the hill
first brought his name into the news
early in the season and enthused
President Jack Corbett of the Chiefs
to such an extent that he put a $200,-
000 price tag on the big fellow.
The Syracuse club has a working
agreement with the Cincinnati Reds
of the National League and Mr. Cor-
bett expected to realize at least a
good portion of that sum when the
Reds decided to buy his star lefty, but.
olaa hpm ,was' rpfn,. ane,


-Michigan Daily Photo
HerculesRenda wasn't fogling on this shot. The diminutive junior is on his way for a 25 yard jaunt and a
score as Coach Fritz Crisler sends his charges through one of the irregular afternoon scrimmage sessions. Fak-
ing in the backfield are Wally Hook (No. 14) and Freddie Trosko (No. 27). That big fellow in the foreground
applying the block on the defending end is tackle Don Siegel.

Can You Run?
Maybe You're
Another Nurmi
Wanted: Ambitious young man,
athletically inclined. No experience
That's a sign which track coach
Charlie Hoyt would like to hang up
every year about this time. In Charlie's
opinion it's too bad that most boys
who cometo college think that only
the fellow who was a whiz in high
school has a chance of making Michi-
gan's varsity track team.
"Experience is not necessary,"
maintains Hoyt. "If a boy is willing
to work and has some athletic ability,
the chances are that he will make
just as good an athlete as the high
school star."
It's this willingness to work with a
raw recruit on the part of Coaches
Hoyt and Ken Doherty that have
been responsible for the development
of many an unheralded star and
many a championship team.
Just Rookies Once
At least seven or eight members of
this year's Varsity team which is
expected to crash through to its third
consecutive Big Ten title did little or
no track work in high school. Three,
years ago Ross Faulkner was a raw
rookie. Last spring he was second
place winner in the 440 at the confer-
ence meet.
Three other quarter-milers on last
year's squad, Doug Hayes, Charlie
Miller and Jim Rae had never run
before coming to the University Rae
just came out for the squad last
spring and is being counted on for
good work this year by Coach Hoyt.
Balyeat Takes Title
Last year also freshman Phil Bal-
yeat began working out at the quar-
ter mile distance in hopes of develop-
ing his abilities and before the sea-
son was over he won the National
Junior A. A. U. championship.
Fred Martin never had thrown a
javelin in his life prior to the time he
entered Michigan and by dint of
hard work and diligent practice he
developed into one of the best in the
conference at that event, taking sec-
ond place in the Big Ten meet last
year and breaking the Michigan
In some cases athletes from high
school are changeed from one event
to another as was Tom Jester of the
Varsity. Tom came to Michigan as a
low hurdler but now4is a half miler
and a good one too..

Leads Comeback Drive

Practices Indicate
A Green Backfield
And Veteran Lin(

Hard Work, Fundamentals
Emphasized By Crisler
In LengthyDrills
Gedeon Forced Out
By Injured Muscle
(Daily Sports Editor)
On the shoulders of 17 lettermen, a
new coaching staff, a host of promis-
ing sophomores, and a burning desire
to succeed, rest Michigan's 1938 foot-
ball hopes.
All will play an important part in
the Wolverines5 comeback efforts.
From the lettermen, Coach Fritz
Crisler will draw experience and
baptism under fire. From the first
year men he hopes to add the new and

Mound Staff Is
Coach Fisher's
Biggest Worry
Jack .arry, Les Veigel,
Head Prospects; Beebe
Is Top Catcher
April and the opening of the colle-
giate baseball season are still a long
way off, but Coach Ray Fisher doesn't
believe in wasting any time. So within
the next few weeks he'll start taking
time off from his freshman football
duties, and work with some of the
battery men upon whose shoulders
rest Michigan's chances of regaining
its lost baseball prestige.
Well fortified in other positions,
Coach Fisher will be forced to depend
upon a completely rebuilt pitching
staff, to put the Wolverines back in
the Big Ten title chase after two
decidedly lean years. Coupled with
the loss by graduation of Herm Fish-
man and Burt Smith, left and right-
handed aces of last year's staff, big
Ed Andronik, who showed great
promise last season, has graduated,
and Felix Karwales, one of the bright-
est freshman prospects ever to per-
form on Ferry Field, has been lost be-
cause of scholastic difficulties.
At present the names of Jack Barry
(Continued on Page 16)

,Use Your I-M Rebuilding Job
BuildingFrosh! Confronts New
It's The Tops Cage Mentor
Said to be the largest structure of Oosterbaan's Bi Problem
its kind in the world, the Intramural
Sports Building, located at South Is Replacing Townsend;
State and Hoover Streets, is one of J'ake' Helps Coach
the features of the University.
The I-M building itself boasts facil- Bennie Oosterbaan, Michigan's new
ities for 34 sports, and closely affiliat- head basketball coach, will enter the
ed with it are the University Golf 1938-39 campaign with a team that
Course, an 18 hole layout kept in ex- will seem strange to the followers of
cellent condition throughout the year, wolverine cage fortunes-strange for
the indoor skating rink in the Coli- the reason that one John Townsend
seum, 10 softball diamonds and more whllreasnthote JinT-np d
than 30 tennis courts. will be absent from the line-up.
thax 3te nis ourtin s. rFor the past three years "Jake" was
Expert instruction is offered yearly the key man in the Michigan offen-
in almost all major sports. Fraternity sive, the team's scoring leader in
and independent teams compete in spite of the fact that he preferred to
basketball, baseball, touch-football, pass, and generally recognized as the
swimming, and many minor sports. greatest basketball player ever to play
The Varsity Swimming Pool, home for the Maize and Blue. It was Ooster-
of Coach Matt Mann's perenially baan's own scoring record of 129 that
great tank teams, is also housed in Townsend cracked last season when
the I-M building. Besides serving the he connected for 135 points.
Varsity the pool is available for I-M This year Townsend will work with
contests, exhibitions and pleasure Oosterbaan as assistant coach and
swimming. may help to develop his own succees-
It is estimated by Director Elmer sor.
Mitchell that more than 20,000 stu- In addition to Townsend, gradua-
dents use the I-M facilities each year tion also took Herm Fishman, a fine
with more than 5000 being enrolled in guard whose specialty was dribbling
the I-M program itself. i ~n,,^i ^nn'^~~11


A fullback at this time last year,
Capt. Fred Janke will be back at his
favorite tackle position when he
leads Michigan's Varsity against
Michigan State Oct. 1. Big Fred
was a sensation at tackle his sopho-
more year until injured in mid-sea-
Four Missmg
From Big Ten
Mat Champions
Thomas, Speicher, Danner
And Cameron Conclude
Varsity Careers
Despite the loss of four real stars,
two of them Big Ten title-holders in
their respective divisions from last
y e a r 's Conference championship
wrestlers, Coach Cliff Keen believes.
he has a nucleus bor another fine
Lost via the graduation route are
co-captains John Speicher 118 pound-
er and Earl Thomas, 135 pounds, the
former Big Ten and National A.A.U.
champion at his weight, and Paul
Cameron, who was a big winner at 126
pounds. To add to the gloom, Harlan
Danner, Conference winner at 155
pounds has a job in Mexico and is
not returning to school, and little
Tommy Sparks, who as a freshman
last season rated on even terms with
Speicher, is ineligible, for the first
semester at least.
Of the four veterans, Speicher and
Cameron may be the most sorely
missed, as capable replacements have
already been discovered for the oth-

versatile talent which the Varsity
lacked last season. Hovering over
all will definitely lie the most encour-
aging feature of this 1938 team. It's
an intangible drive and zest, which, if
fired by a Michigan State victory,
might carry this team to surprising
Little is definite in the makeup of
the Wolverines this year. Observers
generally concede that the-line will
be veteran, the backfield new. In ev-
ery position, however, one finds a
spirited battle for a starting berth
with many posts still in the toss-up
Fundamentals Stressed
Drills started Sppt. 10, and if one
outstanding feature must be drawn
from the workouts thus far it is' that
Crisler will insist that the team be
well schooled in fundamentals. As
one old timer commented after watch-
ing the varsity go through its chores:
"Well, one thing's certain. This
fellow is going to make sure that
they block and tackle correctly."
Speed also has been emphasized.
Crisler has been disappointed at the
speed of his front line and has
pointed out that with a slow moving
forward wall the Wolverines will have
to score their touchdowns the hard
way. The lack of speed has also
hampered the downfield blocking, one
of the most powerful offensive weap-
ons a team employs.
. T Sophomore Backs Rate
The probability that Crisler will
depend on a green backfield may also
prove to be a vulnerable feature.
Despite the fact that his sophomore
crew is one of no little repute, first
year men lack the poise that only
experience can bring.
Appraising the team, one is struck
by the proportions of the Wolver-
ines. They're big and rugged lads,
but they noticeably lack the meaty
qualities of yesteryear.
Leading the Varsity this year is
blond, serious Freed Janke, tackle
and captain. Hampered by injury and
(Continued on Page 12)
Un _I

(yonunuea on Page 14)

'Highl ghts In Another Summer Of Sport

Varsity High Scoring
Race Will End In Tie
If Michigan backs and ends don't
have enough ties this year it will be
their own fault.
Joe Rinaldi, captain and center of
last year's football team and now a
district manager of a hosiery firm,
has offered a tie (new) to each man
scoring a touchdown this fall.
So next year the high scorer of
the team may be computed by adding
up the number of ties in his ward-
robe. If Rinaldi gives the boys
enough ties maybe they'll hang their
Coupon Books Provide


The gathering war clouds in cen-
tral Europe presage rather tepid
times on the Maginot line and the
Western front but it was even hot-
ter on the sports front during the.
now decrepit summer.'
Prna, -theQi -mp,.Q incP-

left in the wake of the ill-fated 1934
World Series. Dizzy and Daffy Dean,
Schoolboy Rowe, Bill Delancey and
now the two managers have all felt
the ax after receiving the plaudits of
the diamond world in that series.
In chronological order, which

tries who were expected to bear the
brunt of the Western Conference
scoring. Bill Watson, with a sore
back, garnered only a second in the
discus; Elmer Gedeon, with a sore
leg, failed to place in the hurdles
and Ralph Schwarzkopf, with noth-

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