THE MICHIGAN DAILY_
Squad Shows Spirit In Preparation For Eli
Varsity Front Wall Hailed
As Strongest In Nation
After Gopher Game
A long passing drill, followed by
offensive work against a freshman
eleven and pass defense against the
Jayvees was on the bill yesterday for
Michigan's New Haven bound Wol-
The same spirit that characterized
Monday's workout was very much in
evidence yesterday as the boys yipped
and zipped through practice.
Only twice during the long work-
out was there any let down. First
when' Ralph Heikkinen stayed down
after a play and seconds later when
Tom Harmon was stretched out.
Both, however, received only minor,
injuries and will be o.k. Joe Savilla
willrdefinitely not be available for
Best In Nation
When the Wolverines meet the Elis
Saturday they will put on the field
what is being hailed In many quar-
ters as the best college line in the
For the past several years Minne-
sota's forward wall has held the dis-
tinction of being the best line in the
nation. Last Saturday the veteran
Michigan lie shoved the Gopher
front wall all over Memorial Stadium
and left no doubt in the minds of
the 55,000 spectators that they were
better.. . 1 '
From end to end the Wolverines
present a solid front of offensive and
'defensive strength. Take a loo at
the probable starting line.'
Vince Valek, junior end, is a great
pass-snatcher and last week showed
himself to be a great end on defense.
At the other end John Nicholson, rat-
ed by Bennie Oosterbaan as fit to
join company of many great Michi-
gan ends of past years, holds forth.
"Nick" won All-Conference recogni-
tion last year, with blocking as his
At the tackles are Capt. Fred Janke,
a great leader, and Bill Smith. Janke
and Smith opened great holes in the
Minnesota line last week and seldom
does any play go through them when
Michigan is on the defense.
At the guards are Ralph Heikkinen
and Jack Brennan, both seniors with
three years of experience, have prov-
en almost impregnable. Heikkinen,
who is making a serious bid for All-
American honors this year, was se-
lected at guard on last year's All-
Conference team and !was also Michi-
gan's "most valuable player" Bren-
nan is an aggressive boy who spends
a lot of time in the enemy backfield.
Archie Kodros, who handles the
center job in a manner reminiscent
of great Michigan centers of the past,
is another Wolverine candidate for
All-American honors. Plenty rugged,
Archie played the entire 60 minutes
against the powerful Gophers.
In addition to the first line there
are plenty of good men ready to step
in to the breach when such is neces-
Pass Snagger Shines
Has Eli Cot Something Up His Sleeve?
Probable starter at the left end
post this Saturday against the Eli's
will be Vince Valek, who turned in
a whale of a defensive game against
Minnesota last week. Valek is a
175 pound Junior, and is rated, one
of the best pass snaggers on the
Phi Kaps Beat
Alpha Sig Phi
In I-M Speedhall
Low-scoring games were the order
of the day yesterday in the fraternity
speedball league. Eight points was the
most scored by any team during the
afternoon's play, and this was done
by Alpha Tau Omega as they rolled
up an 8 to 3 victory over Sigma Alpha
George Jones, Stan Conrad, and
John Costello each scored twice for
the winners, while Dick Levy, Artf
Colman, and Bob Platt did the scor-
ing for the losers.
Two Arts, Trent and Batholomew,
stood out for Phi Kappa Sigma, as
they trounced Alpha Sigma Phi by a
5 to 3'score. Everett Trebilech came
up with two of his team's three goals,
but his mates failed to follow his
Psi Upsilon and Sigma Phi Epsilon
waged a close, hardfought battle, with
the former emerging the winner, 4 to
2. Charles Evans, Tom Watkins, John
Chapman, and Paul Durfee each
scored once to give the game to their
Barry Whitehead's field goal which
was good for three points was, enough
to defeat Trigon, but his mates add-
ed three more points to garner a 6 to
3 triumph. Charles. Lovett and Dick
Howard kicked home the two points
which their team scored.
Dick Knowe also scored more points
than his team's oppone ts as Lambda
Chi Alpha beat Pi Lambda Phi 7 to
3. Knowe conrtibuted a three point
field goal and two one points boot for
a total of five. Irwin Clamage scored
two of his team's three points.
sary. Ends Danny Smick, Ed Frutig,
Elmer Gedeon andn' Ed Czak, tackles
Joe Savilla, now. on the injured list,
Don Siegel and Butch Jordan, guards
Fred Olds, Ralph Fritz and Milo Su-
kup and center Horace Tinker are all
I By BUD BENJAMIN -[
The Feminine Angle . . .
FEMINITY finds its way into these
sacred portals this morning. It all
happened Monday night. While ex-
ercising my ancient prerogative of
dozing at my desk, some culprit
stealthily tip-toed up to my slumber-
ing frame, and thrust this letter into
my open mouth. Awakening with an
oath and a gasp, I heard nothing
but the tinkle of a lady's laugh and
the drone of a far away motorcycle.
Opening the envelope which was
tightly sealed wtih wax, I found-
1503 Washtenaw, Ann Arbor, Mich.
(All both of you in the editorial
Here for two weeks I've had a
chance to say my say and see it
in print, and I've been holding
back. A woman, a college woman
at a loss, alack and alas, my edu-
cation must be in vain. At any
rate, I've learned something
about your field. If I didn't want
to remain somewhat anonymous,
as if my personality could be en-
tirely hidden, I'd get in a plug for
all my friends around the field
house, 'and I do have more than
You're so smart about the
whole thing maybe you can an-
swer the question of whether a
player likes to have his friends
watching and know that they
are there or whether he doesn't
care. Think of all the co-eds who
will be immeasurably pleased to
Inddentally, I wished I were
getting on the train too, with the
send-off being such a big suc-
cess. Why don't we get lots of
people to go to Ohio State and
lots more to see them off and
finish up our last collegiate foot-
ball season in fine style?
This fall has seen the most
marvelous display of school spirit,
interest, and appreciation of the
team that it seems a shame we
are leaving as it is beginning.
It's almost one of those lumpy
throat things. I do hope it will
keep up and will carry the Yel-
low and Blue to greater heights
through this year and the follow-
I'm getting "sedimental" po I'd
better close this letter. Thanx for
the opportunity and assure your
readers that you didn't write this
Feiiinhe H. Yost.
Dear Miss Yost:
Many thanks for your letter. This
column always welcomes reader opin-
ion and will recognize same at all
times. Write me again some time,
Feminine H. I appreciate it.
In re. your query as to how players
react to the encouragements of their
friends of both sexes. There are two
schools of thought in this matter,
F.H. There is the conservative school
which insists the players are com-
pletely oblivious to everything but
the ball game, in short thatthey
would play the same way even if
there were no one in the stands.
Here's a story to exemplify the
other angle. It happened at football
practice last week. Two of the fairer
members of your fair sex by some
hook or crook wangled their way into
practice. They were standing at the
sidelines watching the routine when
suddenly one of the backs came tear-
ing down field after a pass. He
caught it, took a couple of steps for-
ward, and spotted the guests. He
stopped. He didn't move a muscle
-Just stood their aping. The coach
blew the whistle. The player didn't
hear it. Someone called for the ball.
He remained completely unconscious.
They finally had to blow the Univer-
sity siren to bring him out of the
Eli Coach Ducky Pond and his mainstay, Captain Bill Platt are seen
above discussing the strategy that Yale will use against the Michigan
Wolverines at New Haven this Saturday. To date the Bulldogs have won
but one of t9eir three games, whipping Navy last week after losing to
Pennsylvania and Columbia on preceding weekends.
Frosh Net Squad
Coach LeRoy Weir today an-
nounced his selection of the fresh-
man tennis squad. His choice con-
sisted of those boys who had made
the best showing in the recent All-
Those freshman chosen are: Law-
ton Hammit, the winner of the All-
Campus tournament, Wayne Stille,
Jack Coleman, Robert Mack, Donald
Holman, James Bourquin, Richard
Scherling, Mordecai Finkelstein, Ar-
thur Schoenberg, and Owen Eschen-
These boys should report to Coach
Weir who will make their transfer
from the regular gym period valid.
coma. He walked back to the huddle,
still dazed, still trembling-a broken
man. Oblivious eh?
You're absolutely right about the
new spirit, the wonderful sendoff, and
its great affect on the team.
I don't think we've seen the end
of it, R.H. Have faith in this school
of ours. Have FAITH.
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