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October 12, 1938 - Image 3

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Seven V
Captain Janke
To Lead Team
In Vital Game
Starters In Forward Wall
Seem Set; Backfield Is

arsity Gridders Prepare


For seven members of the Varsity
football squad, Saturday's game with
Minnesota will hold an extra signifi-
For Capt. Fred Janke, Don Siegel
Ralph Heikkinen, Jack Brennan
Louie Levine, Elmer Gedeon anc
Danny Smick, Saturday will mari
the last chance to get .even with the
powerful Gophers. These seven lads
are the only squad members who sa,
service both in 1936 when the Wol-
verines were humiliated 26-0, and
during. the 39-6 massacre last au-
Norm Purucker, triple threat senior
halfback, watched the 1936 battle
from the bench, but on his shoulders
rest a good deal of Coach Fritz Cris-
ler's hopes of breaking the Gophers'
win streak which now numbers four
in a row over Michigan.
Smick Likely Starter
Captain Janke, Heikkinen and
Brennan will probably open Saturday
at left tadkle and the guard posts
respectively. Smick is a likely start-
er at end. The remaining trio will
undoubtedly see action before the
game is over.
Another stiff scrimmage session is
scheduled for this afternoon with de-
fense against Minnesota plays being
stressed. Yesterday the Varsity looked
a bit ragged against the Gopher plays
as run off by-the Jayvees, with speedy
Derwood Laskey in Wilbur Moore's
tailback post, but this was expected
as the boys were seeing the plays for
the first time. Better results are ex-
pected today, now that the boys are
,more familiar with the Bierman sys-
The starting line for the Gopher
tilt seems about settled from tackle
to tackle, judging from yesterday's
drill. Big Joe Savilla was at the
right tackle post opposite Janke,
Heikkinen and Brennan played the
guards, with Archie Kodros at his
usual center spot. John Nicholson
and Smick drew most of the work at
the flanks, but Vince Valek, Gedeon,
Ed Frutig and Ed Czak were all given
a. chance.
Backfield Posts Open
The backfield posts are still wide
open. Yesterday 14 ball-toters saw
,service in the scrimmage, as Crisler
continued to shift his men around,
endeavoring to find the bestncombina-
tion. This didn't include little Herc
Renda who was still bothered by his
ankle injury, nor Laskey, who may
earn a chance by his good work in
practice this week.
The return of Wally Hook to action
promises a lively four-cornered battle
for starting honors at fullback with
the veteran Ed Phillips and sopho-
mores Ed Christy and Howard Me-
haffey also in the running.
A light workout is on tap for to-
morrow afternoon before the squad
embarks for Minneapolis at 5:30 p.m.
About 35 men will be named for the
Phi Delts 'Win1
I-M Speedball
S.A.M. And Theta Xi Run
Wild OverOpposition
Phi Delta Theta, defending cham-
pions, started their speedball season
with a '7 to 2 victory over Kappa
Sigma. Leading scorer for the win-
ning Phi Delts was Shuler, with three
points, while McNicholas scored two
and Peterson one. Morrison and
Fletcher did the scoring for Kappa
In other games, Sigma Alpha Mu
decisively routed Alpha Sigma Phi,
19 to 1, With Dick Kruger garnering
eight points for the winners. Alpha
Tau Omega nosed out Phi Kappa

Sigma, 8 to 7. Myer, for the win-
ners, and Nelson, for the losers, each
chalked up three points. Theta Xi
routed Sigma Phi Epsilon, 16 to 2,
with McLoughlin booting a goal from
kickoff for Theta Xi. Lambda Chi
Alpha outscored Theta Chi, 7 to 4,
Neumann leading all scorers with
three points.

PRIVATE SIGHTS of a public sightseer:r
The most noncommittal person in this hustling community this week
--Fritz Crisler . . . The second most noncommittal-Campbell Dickson . . .
Third, fourth, and fifth places are tied with Earl Martineau, Clarence
Munn, and Bennie Oosterbaan fighting for honors . . . Most optimistic group
in town-the Michigan football team . . . To a man they yell "get that
Gopher", and they feel positive they can do just that . . . After hearing this
for three years, I should be skeptical but strangely enough I'm not . . Most
effervescent person in town--Matt Mann . . . "The greatest Michigan team
we've ever had," claims Matthew, "and you can quote me" . . . The last part
coming from Matt is a surprise . . . He'll be in the stands at Minneapolis,
and I'll bet I hear him in the press box . . . Stupidest joe in town-the wise-
acre who'll take even money and bet you the Gophers win by three touch-
downs . . . Wish I could find him . . . Funny story of the week-by wrest-
ling coach Vorees of Chicago who accompanied the Maroons here last week-
end . . . A scribe asked him why Sherman's punting average against Bradley
was only 28 yards . . . "Punting against the wind," retorts Vorees . . . And
how about the quarters when the teams switched sides? . . . "You know,"
claims Vorees, "it's a funny thing but everytime we changed sides the
wind switched." . . . Ouch! . . . Don't be surprised if Harold Van Every,
the great Gopher back, hangs up his cleats for the year ... His ailment has
been diagnosed as internal injuries of the vessels close to the kidney, and
that's usually curtains in this hectic game of football.

Power In Backfield-

Injuries Harry
Frosh Eleven
Scrimmage With Varsity
Put OffIndefinitely
Coach Wally Weber's freshmen
football squad continued to practice
among themselves this week when in-
juries- made them too impotent to
match the determined drives of the
Minnesota-pointed Varsity eleven.
With Marwood Weber, all-state
triple threater from Saginaw, Al Wis-
tert, husky blond end, and George
Purcell, big back from Marshall, on
the sidelines, the small squad went
through their- plays and worked on
their blocking, tackling, and passing.
Arnold Salvaterra and Dave Nelson
stood out in the backfield yesterday,
while Bill Melzow, Ted Kennedy, Bob
Smith, John Stover, and Bob Ingalls
worked well on the light but hard
i working forward wall.
Cardinals Release Five
CHICAGO, Oct. 11.-(AP)-The Chi-
cago Cardinals of the National Pro-
fessional Football League announced
the release of five players today. They
were: Hal Pangle, Oregon State
Quarterback; Bob McGee, Santa
Clara tackle; C.L. (Brute) Muleneaux,
Arizona center; Vill May, Louisiana
State quarterback, and Earl (Tarzan)
Nolan, Arizona tackle.

WJARD DALLAS, Gopher scout, re-
ported to Bierman and Co. Mon-
day morning that Michigan was the
most improved team in the Confer-
ence . . . He is convinced that it
will take a much better Minnesota
club than has appeared in the initial
three games to beat them . . . Scout-
ing pessimism or the real McCoy? ...
Wally Weber won that cigar from
me on the Illinois-Indiana game, and
I delivered same yesterday afternoon
The Illini are the most under-
rated club in the loop, says Weber
. Indiana ran up over 300 yards
from scrimmage against Francis
Schmidt's lager, and Illinois held the
McMillans to exactly a negative nine
yards by rushing . . . Wow! . - .
They tell me that coaches' guillotine
which blew through here last winter
is heading southeastward toward
southern Ohio. . . Of course I can't

elucidate but speaking of Ohio State
they have the tubbiest line in the
Conference ... Their tackles, Schoen-
baum and Kaplanoff, weigh 223 and
248 respectively . . . The average is
about 211, but they're too slow and
pudgy, say observers ,. . . My Minne-
sota informant reports that Wilbur
Moore is "not only the hardest play-
ing Gopher but the hardest driving
back Minnesota has had in years . ..
And combined with his shiftiness,
speed, change of pace, and sparkling
defensive play, he is just 185 of
halfback brilliance." . . . Larry Buh-
ler, Gopher halfback, had trouble get-
ting acclimated at the wing post . . .
He's used to the driving fullback job
. . . Big Ten moguls quashed that
proposed post-season affair between
Minnesota and Alabama for the Red
Cross' before it had a chance to

Marty Christiansen, Minnesota
fullback, is one-quarter of the pow-
er backfield that Bernie Bierman is
depending upon to continue the
Gopher's four game winning streak
over Michigan. As a sophomore last
year, he was a constant threat and
his speed and power make him al-
ways dangerous.

W atch Out, Gophers! Jack Brennan's
A-CmigBack To Take His Revenge

MEMOS to myself:-Hop that Twilight limited at 5:20 p. m. tomorrow and
stay on until you get to Chicago . . . That's the train the Wolverines will
be taking . . . They'll hang over in Chi for the night and leave for Minne-
apolis Friday morning, arriving at.3 p. m. . . . Remember to tell golfer Jack
Emery that a 240 Pound oaf of six-four is looking for him, and that he has
mayhem in his eye . . . Neglected fact:- if Michigan has one vulnerable
spot it must be pass defense . . . In two games, the opposition has at-
tempted 51 passes and completed 20 for 276 yards . . . If Grantland Rice
mentions Tom Harmon enough in his column, it may mean something this
November . . . Sonny Hoffman reports that a Detroit sheet had 12 men
trying to tackle Harmon on his touchdown jaunt against Chicago. . . Is
there a traitor in the Michigan ranks? . . - The AP photographers were
shooting Norm Purucker's punting form yesterday and on the very first
boot he ended up flat on his back . . . Must be his cold . . . Cuties: - that
Pitt backfield, who, according to the cinema, are four of the roughest look-
ing mugs on the loose . . . Henry McLemore, my favorite scribe, reports
that a prominent major leaguer broke a bottle in his hip pocket sliding into
third this summer . . . They tell this one about Tony Galento, the barrel
who walks like a man . . . His Joisey City brewery was on the rocks, so he
decided to ask the advice of a Newark brewer . . . After Tony had told his
tale of woe, the friend asked to see the Galento books . . . "What books?"
asks Tony . . "Do you mean to say you don't keep any books?" retorts the
friend . . . "Listen, pal," cracks Tony, "people come to my place to drink
beer not to read."

Back in the fall of 1938 Jack Bren-
nan, then a sophomore, made two
His first error was playing the game
of football so well that he spent a
large part of one Saturday afternoon
being hamburgered by the Minnesota
steam-roller of that year.
Just how he paid for his mistake
may be judged from this excerpt
from the Daily's sports pages the day
following the game, "Sophomore Jack
Brennan was face to face with the
full fury of the Minnesota attack yes-
terday, substituting for Jesse Garber
at left guard. The Gopher running
attack was largely centered upon
the middle of the Wolverine line and
the Michigan guards took a heavy
battering as a result."
Last year the Gophers again pow-
ered their way to a 39-6 victory and
again Brennan took a beating. It is
little wonder then that Jack, imbued
with the new Michigan spirit, is
counting the days until "we give
those guys the game of their lives."
For Brennan, at least, the Minnesota
game will be a grudge battle.
The blond guard's second mistake
ai m - t -I

in 1936 came when he, in a moment Wolverines all afternoon with a play Danny Smick reads 'politics
of bitterness toward Michigan co-eds known as "mouse-trapping," where Wally's poetry by confessing he
or in a spirit of levity, informed. a the opposing lineman -is allowed to rather hear Tschaikowsky's
Daily reporter that, "Four out of five charge through, then is ganged up Symphony than date Miss Anm
girls are beautiful; the fifth one on and pushed out, of the play. Maybe "cwazy pipples" t
comes to Michigan." "Calvano was rather slow to catch strong enough. Then again, r
For this statement Jack is, and on to what was happening to him," it was too strong. Who knows9
rightfully so, contrite. In fact, if a chuckled Brennan, "and after about
retraction can be made two years the 15th time we had pulled it on him You Can Get BETTER GRA
after a statement is made, the "Blond he got up and said, "Jeez, is that a Speedy, efficient study is a sc
Adonis" wishes to do so via these moose-trap?'" Don't try to learn how by hit
columns. And another thing, blonds Jack makes his home in Racine, miss experimentation. The Our
are his preference. Wis., but his high school football Study Charts give you "stream
His greatest kick out of football was played in Chicago where he won methocs that double the resu
came last year in the Northwestern all-city honors as a fullback and your work. Get far better i
game, when the underdog Wolverines center. He is enrolled in the school Write today for information.
gave the Wildcats such a scare. Mike of education and expects to coach The STUDENTS GUILD
Calvano, top - notch Northwestern or embark on a business career after Box 511, San Diego, Calif
guard, had been victimized by the l graduation.


Bierman To Start.
Power In Bacf*eId
MINNEAPOLIb, --(P)-Coach Ber-
nie Bierman indicated he would con-
tinue to stick with his power back-
field of George Faust, Wilbur Moore,
Larry Buhler and Marty Christian-
sen against Michigan as he sent the
Minnesota Gophers through their in-
itial workout of the week Tuesday.
Harold Van Every, triple threat half-
back who has been out'of action two
weeks because of injuries, reported
for the first time
All freshmen who would like to
try out for the freshman wrest-
ling team are asked to report at
the Waterman Gym, today at 4:00.
Otto Kelly

All freshmen interested in boxing
report to the boxing room in Wat-
erman Gym, today, at 4:30 p. m.
Vernen Larson

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