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THE MICHIGAN DAILY____

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Varsity Ranks
Heavy Favorite
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By BUD BENJAMIN

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The Banshee Howls...
CLARK SHAUGHNESSY is the hesad
football coach of Chicago Uni-
versity. This position might aptly be
compared to playing traps in Guy
Lombardo's so-called orchestra or to
being Mussolini's barber. All are pecu-
liar.
As football coach of Chicago Uni-
versity, Mr. Shaughnessy has several
unusual functions. The most strenu-
ous, nerve-wracking and ghastly of
these is watching his team play each
Saturday. Humane societies and wo-
men's clubs have long objected to
submitting one man to such pure and
unadulterated punishment, but \the
hardy -Irishman can take it. His sec-
ond duty is that of coaching his team,
but this, as we shall see, is a relatively
unimportant function. Thirdly, he
must satisfy the whims of the mem-
bers of the press. It was the latter
that he attacked with a waning vim
at 4 p. m. yesterday in front of the
Stadium dressing rooms. As he talked,
his squad of 33 dressed quietly in
preparation for an hour's workout
on today's battlefield.

ISHAUGHNESSY spoke with a crisp
sincerity that impressed even the
hardened gang of the fourth estate.
He seemed hopelessly and impossibly
buried in the rut. Someone asked him
how he thought the game would end.
He looked up. "If we play a goodS
game tomorrow," he snapped, "I'll be
more surprised than you fellows. Sure
they'll try, they'll fight, but what the
devil." ;
A reporter reminded him that Chi-
cago had given Crisler's Princeton
team a good scare last season. Also
that Crisler had been singing the blues
all week.
"Yeh, we gave him a scare," he
returned. "Same story though. So
he's crying the blues, eh.' He
should face what we have to. To-
morrow will be our worst day of
the season." ' "
"We brought 33 fellows on the trip,"
he mused, "but some of them we car-
ried as a reward for attending prac-
tice. Only 16 or 17 are fit to play."1
"Gee," he whispered-his head real-
'y buried now, "gee, I'd hate like the
devil to get a bad licking, tomorrow."
The players were ready, and he un-
loosed one last morsel of morbidity.
"You know," he said, "we had a
good end by the name of Howard this
year. He got hurt. Naw, not in a
game. He never saw a minute of
scrimmage. He got hurt scuffling in
the Field House the first,day of prac-
tice, and today's his first game. Can
you imagine that? Scuffling! So there
you have it, boys. Anything's possible
on this team.."
He turned and bid us a solemn fare-
well. I started the trip back, and all
the way that "anything's possible"
kept drumming through my head. It
was. only a year ago, you know, and
there were only four minutes to play,
and...
LestmmberTwoI

Shaughnessy wore a jet black
coat, which compared rather un-
favorably to Francis Schmidt's
plaid reversible and Fritz Crisler's
natty camel's hair job. Yet it was
entirely appropriate. Pensive and
glum, Mr. S. kept his head down
and his voice low as he answered
the'questions. Said he:-
"We are in good shape-as good as
we will ever be."
He'kicked a tiny pebble, kept look-,
ing down, and waited for the next
question.
One of the reporters asked him
what veterans would be in the start-
ing line.
"What veterans in what line?" he.
cracked. "We only have six veterans
on the whole squad. Fink will be the
only one in the line."
How did things look for the impend-
ing game?
"Well," mused the downcast
one, "maybe I shouldn't say it, but
we're not in Michigan's class.
There's no use kidding ourselves
about it. We're too young, too
green. We've got kids on this
team--18 and 19 years old."
"They're willing kids," he continued
--his voice and face rising simultan-'
eously. "They'll pitch in. They've got
a great spirit. But what the devil,
how can you beat age and experi-
ence?
How about that veteran backfield?
Wouldn't they provide his main
strength?
"I s'pose they will," he retorted un-
enthusiastically. "It won't help
though. Listen to this-
BWe've got a darn intelligent
team. But you've got to take. time
in football. We have no tine. We
can't practice enough. Too much
school and work for these kids.
Do you know how much we prae-
ti ced this week? Five hours. On 1
Wednesday, our most important
day, we started at 4:25. What the
devil."
H-ow about this talk of an improved
football outlook at Chicago?
"It's a little better," he replied, his
lowered face muffling his voice.1
"We've got some good potential ma-r
terial. They try like the devil. They
have to."
"We had no spring practice tof
speak of," he continued. "What
we had consisted of an average of
12 boys working nine hours--not
days, mind you, but nine hours for
the entire spring."
"Sure," he added wryly, "they tryI
hard. They have to work too fast
though. Faster than any team in the,
Conference. And what difference doesI
that make with no subs and no time."t

Janke Probably Will Not
Start As Gridders Point
For First Big Ten Win
(Continued from Page 1)
passing expert, and Ed Christy, a
first .year man who plays fullback.
Among his lettermen, Crisler would
like to give diminutive Herc Renda
and Lou Levine a crack at backfield
duty.
Capt. Fred Janke will not start at
his left tackle post and will undoubt-
edly be used most sparingly, if at all.
The other starting tackle, Bill Smith,
has been bothered with a knee in-
jury, and is also a doubtful starter.
Crisler will probably open with Don
Siegel and the recuperated Joe Savil-
la at the tackles with Forest "Butch"
Jordan, ex-guard, on deck.
Kodros Will StartI
The rest of the line is intact with
the possible exception of Vince Valek
at end, Dan Smick being an outside
selection here. Arch Kodros, thF old+
standby, will be back at cent,-r as will
Ralpn Heikkinen and Jack Brennan 3
at the guards.
The odds are that Crisler will start
the same backfield which opened pro-
ceedings last week. This would place+
Forest "One Man Gang" Evashevski
at the blocking quarterback's post,
Fred Trosko and Norm Purucker at
halves, and Ed Phillips at fullback.
Wally Hook may supplant Phillips3
while Tom Harmon and Paul Krom-
er, the touchdown twins, will also
be ready for immediate action. Jack
Meyer is Evashevski's replacement.
Crisler used 21 players against State
last week and would like to use many
more than that today. He has plenty
of sophomore and junior material, and
if the game turns the way everyone
predicts it will, he will freely substi-
tute.
Tied By Bradley
Chicago opened their season last'
week by pushing Bradley Tech all over
the field, but the game ended in a
scoreless tie. On one occasion, the
Maroons failed to push over a score
from the one yard line in four downs.
Shaughnessy's backfield of four
seniors-Hamity, Sherman, M o r t
Goodstein, and Ed Valorz-bear the
Chicago prayers today, but observersA
fail to see how this backfield, or any
other, can do much without a goodi
line to help them. That Chicago will+
take to the air is apparently inevit-
able, and Crisler has spent plenty of
time with his aerial defense this week.i
Michigan State proved that Michigan
was vulnerable on passes, and wily1
Fritz wants no more of that this1
afternoon.

Doyle Quotes 9-1 Odds
Against Cubs In Series
NEW YORK, Oct. 7-(P')-Betting
Commissioner Jack Doyle today made
the New York Yankees prohibitive
favorites to take the World Series over
the Chicago tubs, as a result of their
victories in the first two games.
He quoted odds of 9 to 1 against
the Cubs and 6 to 5 against the Yan-
kees taking the next two straight for
the Series. For tomorrow's third game,
he quoted 2 to 5 against the Yanks
and 17 to 10 against the Cubs.
Yanks To Fdace
B Iryantln Frst
Gotham Match
Confident Yankees Expect
Pearson To Make It
Three Straight
NEW YORK, Oct. 7-UP)--Two up
and two to go, the jubilant New York
Yankees came home today, confi-
dent they would be "winners and
still champions" when the fourth
game of their World Series with the
Chicago Cubs is over Sunday night.
In sharp contrast to tne Cubs,
whose confidence seems to have run
out-just as Dizzy Dean's fine pitch-
ing arm in the late innings of yes-
terday's second game-the Yanks feel
Gabby Hartnett's club has showed
them its best, that tomorrow's third
game and Sunday's fourth will wind
it up.
Indications were the manner in
which the Yankees had overpowered
the Cubs in the first two contests,
from both attack and defense stand-
points, in Chicago's Wrigley Field,
would bring out a capacity crowd for
the opening game at Yankee Stadium,
the big Bronx ballyard "Murderers'
Row" calls home. Club Secretary Ed
Barrow, although pointing out there
still were some reserved seats avail-
able, said the Yanks expect a "full
house," some 70,000-odd. All box
seats already have been sold.
Battle lines on both sides were
drawn and the managers decided to
stand pat on their second game line-
ups, with the exception of the pitch-
ers. Hartnett is calling on Clay Bry-
ant, big right-hand fastballer from
Ohio who won 19 games for the Na-
tional League Pennant Winners dur-
ing the regular season, to attempt to
do what neither Bill Lee nor Dizzy
Dean could accomplish. The Cubs
also have decided to keep Joe Marty
in the outfield because of his longer
hitting, with Phil Cavarretta, who
played the first game, remaining on
the bench.
While Manager Joe McCarthy stood

He Runs, Kicks And Passes For Chicago

Junior Sports Staff
Picks The Winners
of Today's Gamne,
Nothing daunted by last week
mediocre success in its prognostica
tions, the junior sports staff stel
into the breach, leads with its collec
tive right and picks the winners fc
the top 26 games in the nation tc
day.
The favored teams, that is favore
by the six members of the staff, a:
bold faced while the numerical expre
sion of sentiment is parenthesized.
For results, read all in Tuesday
paper.
Michigan (6) over Chicago (0)
Army (4) over Columbia (2)
Yale (5) over Pennsylvania (
Dartmouth (5) over Princeton (l
Pittsburgh (6) over Dusquesne (4
Holy Cross (6) over Manhattan (4
Duke (5) over Colgate (1)
Syracuse (6) over Maryland (C
Minnesota (6) over Purdue (0)
Wisconvin (5) over Iowa (1)
Indiana (5) over Illinois (1)
North western (6) over Drake' (
Notre Dame (6) over Georgia
Tech (0)
Oklahoma (6) over Texas (0)
Baylor (5) over Arkansas (1)
Auburn (5) over Tennessee (1)
Cornell (6) over Harvard (0)
Alr'ama (6) over N. Carolir
State (0)
Nebraska (6) over Iowa State (
Louisiana. State (4) over Ricec(
Michigan State (6) over Illino
Wesleyan (0)
Ohio State (5) over S. Calif. (
Stanford (5) over Wash. State (
Santa Clara (6) ovbr Tex
A&M (0)
Washington (3) vs. U.C.L.A. (
Tulane (3) vs. No. Carolina (

Last' year this same Sollie Sh
Wolverine camp for 56 minutes.Y
touchdowns and his running kept
alert throughout the game.
Pioneers Whip
Ypsilanti, 20-0

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Courtright Stars
Ann Arbor High

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MICHIGAN
Valek
Siegel
Brennan
Kodros
Heikkinen
Savilla,
Nicholson
Evashevski
Trosko
Purucker
Phillips
Officials:
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Pos. CHICAGO
LE Littleford
LT Wiedeman
LG Maurovich
C Wheeler
RG Fink
RT Rendleman
RE Howard
QB Sherman
LH Hamity (c)
RH Valorz,
FB Goodstein
eferee, Lyle Clarno
pire, H. G. Hedges
Field Judge, Fred

Ann Arbor High. playing under theI
lights at Wines Field, last night got
its first victory in three starts beat-
ing Ypsilanti Central 20-0 with a
three-touchdown flurry in the second
quarter.
A 36-yard march directed by Bill
Courtright, quarterback, son of Michi-
gan's Coach Ray Courtright, ended
with Bob Plichta scoring over center
midway in the second period. Four
plays after the kickoff Fullback Har-
fast on his previously announced
selection of Monte Marcellus Pearson,
right-hand curve-baller'with a record
of 16 victories and seven setbacks
in the American League campaign-
ing, to take the mound for the Yanks
in the third game, some slight doubt
still existed regarding him.

ry Koruan returned a punt 64 yards
behind perfect blocking to score. Bill
Bush made both conversions-by place-
ment with Courtright holding the
ball.
On the next kickoff Joel Boersema
fumbled and Gus Christ, Pioneer end,
recovered for Ann Arbor on Ypsi's
24. Courtright faded back, whipped
a pass to Carl Watkins on the one
yard line, and on the next play sent
Watkins over center for the score.
Plichta's place-kick was low.
High-light of the game was this
mental masterpiece reported by Ray
Fisher, varsity baseball coach, who
refereed:
Courtright, unable to see the yard-
line markers at one time, asked Fish-
er what line the ball was on.
"The, fifty," Fisher answered.
"Our fifty?" the quarterback asked,.
The laugh was on Fisher, however,
for he obligingly turned around to
see on which 50 the ball was before
he came to, a split second after
Courtright had started laughing at
hfim.

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The Citadel 12 Presbyterian 0
George Washington 26 Butler 0
Washington & Jeff. 21 Muskingum7
Centre 49 Transyivania 0
Union Col. 6 Georgetown Col. 0
Davidson-33 Erskine 0

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Trueblood Golf Cup
Play Starts Today
Annual medal play for possession
of the Trueblood Golf Trophy will
start at 8:30 a. m. today. Play will
continue tomorrow and next Saturday
and Sunday, with teeing-off time the
same each day.
Competition is open to all eligible:
undergraduates who are not golf 'M'
men. The 72 hole tournament is de-
signed "to develop strong men for
the varsity squad," according to Prof.
Trueblood. Freshmen are especially
urged to come out. Both previous
winners, Bill Yearnd and Jim Loar,
were freshmen who won their 'M' the
following year.
Detroit Beats Catholic U.
DETROIT, Oct. 7-P)--The Uni-
versity of Detroit passed its way to a
27 to 0 triumph over Catholic Univer-
sity in an intersectional football
battle before a crowd of 20,000' here
tonight.

Minnesota-Purdue Game Tops
Four Conference Tilts Today

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Indiana Favored To Stop
Zuppke's Rejuvenated
Eleven At Champaign
By TOM PHARES
With intra-Conference hostilities
flaring on four fronts this afternoon,
nightfall may bring gridiron fans a
much better idea of who's who in the
Big Ten title race.
Definitely ear-marked as the battle
to watch is the meeting of Purdue's
heretofore untried Boilermakers with
Minnesota-already a two-time win-
ner this season with the scalps of
Washington and Nebraska hanging
from its collective belt.
Although Minnesota is the favorite
,to win, the boys who pick 'em haven't
had much chance to find out just
what goes onaincLafayette so most
anything can happen. Purdue's luck
in Minneapolis today should at least!
give Michigan fans some indications
of the Wolverines' chances when they
attempt the same thing next week.
Over in Champaign, Indiana is out
for blood. It has been 39 years since
the Hoosiers have beaten Illinois on
their own home ground and Bo Mc-
Millan's boys are determined to break
that record by repeating their win of
last year at Bloomington. Indiana is
the favorite here but it will be quite
a ball game. The Illini came to life
last week after a poor start against
Ohio University and beat the stuffin's
out of DePaul as Indiana was losing
a tough one to Ohio State. Today
may tell the story for Zuppke's lads.
On the local pasture, Michigan re-
news its 40 year feud with Chicago's
Maroons in a drama entitled "It can't

happen here, but it almost did once."
It's a pointer game for Chicago but
reserve strength ismagainst them. 'Nuff
said. Even Crisler wouldn't say more.
After getting knocked around by
UCLA two weeks ago, Iowa is coming
back for more this afternoon at Madi-
son where the Badgers feel pretty
cocky after their 27-0 victory over
Marquette last week. It looks like
Nile Kinnick and the boys are in for
another rough afternoon.
The big intersectional contest of
the day is the Ohio State-Southern
California affair at Columbus. The
fact that the Trojan's ace backfield
man, Ambrose Schlinder, will be out
of the lineup will hurt the western-
ers' cause but it will still take plenty
of fancy work by Sexton, Scott and
mates to swing the margin their way.
Northwestern will .take on Drake in
a warm-up game at Evanston in prep-
aration for their invasion of Buckeye
soil seven days hence.

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