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October 18, 1938 - Image 7

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Movies Reveal Heik's
Weakness - Too Good!

'The ham pions Of The West' Return From Wars Abroad

Kappa Sig 6-5

I j. The single criticism which has been
In F nal Period directed at the play of Ralph Heik-
kinen, Michigan's all - Conference
guard, has been that he is occasional-
Wreford Paces S.A.E. Il ly too effective in his line blocking.
Speedball As Phi Delts Motion pictures of the Michigan
State and Chicago games show that,
Crpsh Sigma No 13-5 the 180-pound package has actually
driven his opposing linemen so far
Yesterday's five-game speedball back as to interfere with the block-
slate was featured by !seta Theta ing assignment of an end, coming
Pi's 6 to 5 victory over Kappa Sigma across to get a line backer.
after two overtime periods. Bill De- i .'
vereaux, whose two points led his Experts .ite Dust
team in scoring, was the hero of the t ll I
game with his last minute goal. Tyler,6 .t14sle eonaahe Teimsw
the losers' left end, matched this two PulD u l- rs
point total. Pull Do be-Cross
Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Phi Beta
Delta waged a wild and wooly battle For the first time this year the
well into dusk, with the former com- Junior Sports Staff took what mightj
ing through with a 16 to 10 win. Wre- be termed "a terrific beating" in the
ford, the winners' left guard, count-
ed two field goals in addition to two matter of predicting the outcome cf
other point scores to rin his mark to. the various and sundry grid battles,
8 points, the highest score of the throughout the nation on Saturday.{
day. Weiss played a, stellar game for The staff's average was a measly .538.;
the losers, scoring 6 times. Dick Sierk, who won last week with
A ,;nashipg last quarter climaxed a mark of .846 and }Irv Gerson, who
a close battle between Theta XI and i had not been in the front rank before,
Chi Psi. Raney's field goal for three tied for .the most "picks" this week
points in the first minute of the final with the exalted average of .577, a
period pulled his team almost even mark which would do credit to Grant-
with Theta Xi, but Gauthier and land Rice himself.,
Martin aine through for the win- A number of tied games this Sat-'
ners with three points in the last 40 urday led in no small way to the dif-
seconds toput the game beyond the ficulties of the experts. Fordham-
losers' reach. Purdue, Indiana-Nebraska, and Ohio
Phi Delta Theta, with their center, 'State-Northwestern, all games involv-

Norm Purucker Plays Football
For Fun- - Even On Saturdays
By MEL FINEBERG But because he refused to feel that
Once upon a time there was a man Czechoslovakia might be saved if he
in the Michigan backfield whom "dideor died" at Ferry Field and be-
coaches called a "screwball." He was laughed and wise-cracked on week-
a peculiar phenomenon in these days days he was tagged "The Michigan
when football is big business, when Madcap." Purucker was the guy
stadia bonds must be repaid and when who had a wise-crack at any time.
alumi mst e peasd. hisma'n, He was the joker who, ini a water-
alumni must be pleased. This m'logged field at Pennsylvania last year,
Norm Purucker, was and is. as incon- bobbled two passes from center when
gruous on a football field as a sober he was supposed to kick so that he
[ alumnus at homecoming. "could punt on fourth down when the
But Purucker is a rare character in- pressure was on."
deed. He loafs on Monday and Tues- They claim that Puruck is lazy. He
day;. he looks sluggish on Wednesday doesn't deny it. He says, "S , I'm
and Thursday; on Friday his leg lazy-but not on Saturday." And
troubles him, but on Saturday he the statistics bear him out.
crams his whole week of football into , Statistics Favor Him
60 minutes of action-and gets a It is a mathematical fact that Pu-
great kick out of it. rucker has carried that sphcroid, fa -
A Saturday Athlete miliar to football rooters as a pig-
Mr. Purucker likes football. Make skin, 40 times this year. He has
no mistake about that. He likes it toted this same pigskin in a way
too much to think that dropped which the opponents do hot appre-
pass on Wednesday makes any dif- ciate. In fact, he has gained more
ference on Saturday. In short, Pu- than 200 yards with said pigskin
rucker is a Saturday athlete - and tucked in his arm pit.
Michigan State, Chicago and Minne- If one divides 40 into 200, one finds
sota will supply unsolicitated testi- that the quotient is 5. And putting
monials. this number to a practical application
-_-- it is found that this Michigan Mad-
e e cap, this man who refuses to take
I njuries U set the game seriously, this lazybones, has
gainansverage of fiveyards every-
. . Dtime he has been called upon to
S ate Backf Id carry the ball. In Michigan's 89-
yard touchdown march against
Minnesota last Saturday Puruck

Arriving at the railroad station Sunday afternoon, the Michigan football team was met by the band and a huge
gathering of students. Reading from left to right are griddeis Jack Meyer, Ed Christy, John Nicholson, Norm
Puru ker, Danny Smick, and Don Siegel. Immediately after their arrival, they were pulled to campus on a hay-
wagon by the freshmen.

Petersen, scoring six points, came ofd
the field 13 to 5 victors over Sigma
Nu. Bragg, the left end, paced the
defeated team with 3 goals.
Goalie Edwards of Theta Delta Chi
stole the show in the contest wh}'
Phi Kappa Tau by his brilliant de-
fensive play, as his team won 7 to 2.
Novak's three point field goal alone
was enough to have won the game.

Art Davidson Captures
All-Campus Golf Honors
Art Davidson, '41, was crowned
All-,Campus golf champion Saturday
afternoon at the University course.
Davidson triumphed over a field
of 19 other entries in the 18 holes of
medal play shooting an 81. Loren
Packer, '39, was runner-up with a
score of .4 and John Carney, '42, was
third with an 86.

ing b og Ten teams, conspired to start RCiolek's Absence Opens Up picked up about 60 yards. Quite a
the boys off with three strikes on GoCe s A d BJack Adams Promotes bit for a guy who refuses to take
them. Keen Competition football seriously.
Then such teams as Yale, which --------e-T-F-rs--Tet foN t Don't Give Up
team upset an unscored on Navy elev- MINNEAPOLIS -(A- A holiday A. Schmidt gave his Ohio State Uni- DETROIT -0P) - Jack Adams, EAST LANSING, Oct. 17-()-Not
en; Syracuse, whichrunleashed a from practice greeted Minnesota foot- versity varsity team a rest Monday manager of the Detroit Red Wings since Coach Charley Bachman came Sofarythis year, Norm hasn t pulled
theht lastportodRedriWingsk.toa screwy stunt. His answer to that
mighty lst rio d Caea ttac tom ball players Monday as Coach Bernie and let the reserves: and freshmen' Monday elevated Jack Stewart, 21- to Michigan State College has there is "why it's too early in the season."
nose out Cornell; Colgate, the team
which surprised Columbia and Luck- Bierman's reward for their victory take over the field for a game the re- year-old rookie defenseman, to his been such competition for starting Those reputedly in the know say
man; Princeton, which came back over the powerful Michigan Wolver- serves won 12 to 7. Schmidt said that first squad. Stewart will be the Red positions against Syracuse University that the climax to his career will be
from a shellacking at the hands of ines Saturday. As the Gophers pre- preparations for the game with Chi- Wings' fourth defenseman until the here next Saturday. when he passes from behind his own
artmouth, to knock 'off favored pT dyereturn of Captain Doug Young, who Hardly resting from their knock- goal line. Purucker vigorously de-
aennsylvania, pared to open Tuesday two weeks of ago here on Saturday would begin is suffering from a sprained ankle. down encounter with West Virginia nies that he has any such intentions
Penyvai.preparation for the Northwestern tomorrow. He played with Pittsburgh of the In- last weekend, the Spartan footballbut a perceptible gleam comes into
game, Bierman told his squad that 1* ternational League last season and squad started in today to prove, singly his eye at times which is as hard to
Lewis Offered '$-1OOOO there was much to -e done, pointing IOWA CITY-A)-Apparently in- was called the circuit's best young de- and enmasse, that it intends to knock misconceive as a Toccato of Ga-
out that blocking and tackling against spired by their first Big Ten Confer- Ifenseman by critics. the orange off its perch. luppi's.
DETROIT-(P)-John Roxborough, the Wolverines was below par. Wilbur ence victory in three years, University~--~ --- The serious back injury suffered by 'But if Norm should pull some gay
Co-Manager of heavyweight cham- Moore, veteran halfback, was the only of Iowa football players Monday be- Yale Drills For Michian 'Gene Ciolek threw open the backfield stunt just harken back to your
pion Joe Louis and manager of Dave Minnesota casualty but with an open gtarithmetic and think of that five
Clark, fleshy Detroit Negro battler, date next Saturday, he was expected p NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 17-().- undoubtedly has a leg up on the spot yards he gains every time he carries
said Monday he had offered John to be ready for the Northwestern tilt Colgate here next Saturday. The Yale's varsity ran through a light but a bunch of sophomores John Bud- the ball. If that's being a "screw-
H'enry Lewis, light - heavyweight Oct. 29. Hawkeye squad was given its first drill today in preparation for Michi- inski, Jerry Drake, Don Dudley, Har- ball" Michigan had better forsake
champion, $10,000 to meet Clark in a, * * * look at Colgate plays as demonstrat- gan. A few strained muscles were the old Lane and Casey Klewicki all were the gridiron hinterlands in favor of
title bout in Detroit. COLUMBUS-(P)--Coach Francis ed by the freshmen. only ill effects from the Navy game.speaking for their chance at it. prospects from Eloise.









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