THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Punter Par Excellence
IF SOME ONE would kindly explain why this campus is so optimistically
blase about the outcome of the Illinois game Saturday, they would be doing
the coaching staff and this column a great favor.,
Honestly I can't for the life of me figure it out. You would think that we
were playing Pudacah Mines to listen to some of the local experts.
"Illinois?" they say. "A breeze, son. A mere breeze. Why they've been
beaten three times this year. First by Ohio U.-get that boy, Ohio U., a
little jerkwater school. Secondly by Notre Dame and thirdly by North-
western. Well, if those guys can do it, we'll moider 'em."
Tut tut, lads. Not so fast. The only part I'll accept in your analysis are
the scores. But as far as a rout is concerned---listen.
Illinois is coached, you know, by Robert Zuppke, one of the greatest
strategists the game has ever known. This is his 26th year at Illinois. Zup is a
football genius. The wily Dutchman year in, year out turns out a rare product
at Champaign. Zup hasn't had many good teams since the immortal days of
Grange, but he never has coached a pushover. Any team that feels the touch
of Zuppke is a tough ball club.
Zuppke is an opportunist. When .he found his material light and
umable to cope with the ponderous opponents that the Conference so
readily supplied, he opened his bag of tricks and brought out the "flying
trapese." It wasn't a new maneuver, but the Zuppke rendition made
the light Illinois clubs feared throughout the Conference.
The writers claim that Zuppke has two upsets a year in his system. The
records bear that out. When Francis Schmidt of Ohio was coaching those
mighty powerhouses with MacDonald, Jones, Kabealo, and Jumping Joe
Williams in the limelight, old Mr. Zuppke still managed to whip the Buck-
eyes against supposedly overwhelming odds.
Zuppke takes a fiendish delight in beating Michigan. His teams always
point for the Wolverines, and if we take a backward look, it proves the point.
There was 1933, for example. That game should go down as the most
thrilling of a great series: Michigan had a wonder team that year with two
all-Americans, Whitey Wistert and Chuck Bernard, and the finest runner
in the Conference, Herm Everhardus. They expected to run wild at Cham-
paign, and everyone was very "optimistically blase" about the whole affair.
Michigan won 7 to 6, but they spent an unusual afternoon doing it.
They were outgained and repulsed the greater part of the game by an
Illini keyed up to one of Zuppke's best pitches. Michigan scored when a
student manager misinformed Zup about the number of timeouts, and
when the Illini called time, they were penalized to their one yard line.
Everhardus skirted end for the score and converted.
The entire second half was Illinois' with the play almost entirely in
Michigan territory. In the closing minutes, Jack Beynon, Illini quarterback,
signalled for a fair catch on the Michigan 31. Instead of putting the ball into
play he elected a free kick from the corner. With Michigan standing hopeless-
ly by, Beynon booted. The ball missed by inches. A moment later the game
That was a typical Michigan-Illinois game. In 1924 Michigan was also
expecting a walkaway at Champaign. But that day a red-headed sophomore,
Harold Grange by name, scored four stunning touchdowns in the first 12
minutes, and the Wolverines lost 39 to 14.
If you don't believe that the rivalry is intense take a glance at the scores,
for the past few years. In 1933 it was 7 td 6; in 1934 the Illini reversed that
score; in 1935 it was 3 to 0 in favor of Zup's boys; in 1936 Dave Strong
booted his winning field goal and Illinois won, 9 to 6; last year Michigant
triumphed, 7 to 6.'
Zup has had his ups and downs this year, but his Illinois team is, a
comer. His big moment this season was a 12 to 2 victory over Indiana. The
Roopiers gained a negative nine yards by rushing that day, which means
that the Illini have a pretty fair forward wall.
They were decisively beaten by Northwestern and Notre Dame, two vastly
superior teams. But the margin of superiority is not indicated by the scores
CHICAGO, Oct. 26.--(P)-The job;
of worrying over whether the New
York Yankees are too strong for the
good of baseball, believes Presidentt
William Harridge of the American1
League, is one for the National League
"I suppose a lot of people think thei
Yanks may be too dominating an in-1
fluence on the game," Harridge said'
today. Then he added with a laugh:1
"but I don't think we have anything
to worry about, at least so far as theI
American League is concerned.
"We'll get ourselves balanced up.
Boston is improving and Walter
Briggs in Detroit isn't a £nan who will
stand still with his already strong
Tigers. Connie Mack at Philadelphia'
always has been a builder and will go
places when he gets pitching."
The St. Louis Browns, Harridge
said, frankly, is the American League's
"weak spot." He feels certain, how-
ever, that the men behind the Browns
will never stop until they make that
club a winning one. Among them are]
such civic leaders as Donald L. Barnes,I
President, Frances Talton, Sam Mc-7
Clune'y, Frank Rand, Andrew John-
son and Howard Stephens.1
"J know that when this group took
over the Browns they did it as more
of a civic enterprise than for profit,"
Harridge continued. "Barnes franklyl
told us a year ago that he would ap-!
preciate consideration in deals which
would strengthen the Browns and to-
day's trade (The Yankees sent catch-
er Joe Glenn and outfielder Myril
Uncrossed Wildcat Goal Line Is
Cause For Minnesota Worries
"Uneasy rests the head that wears Kansas outfit trimmed Indiana 13 to
the crown,"--Northwestern's Wild- 6. Drake was the second Northwes-
cats have begun to move. tern victim, 33 to 0.
Saturday's 13-0 victory over Illinois Then came Ohio State and a dogged
drove home two facts that are al- Buckeye defense rose to match that
ready worring the champion Gophers of their opponents, stopping one drive
of Minnesota who are scheduled to of thei ensrd oingoBut rise
face the Evanston eleven this week, on the five yard line. But Francis
1e TheElatnt oretheseek. -Schmidt's squad was outplayed most
1) The latent Northwestern scor- Iftewyadth ane ho
of' npucwihwa'cnpcosb_ the way and the vaunted Ohio
mg punch, which wasconspicuous by razzle-dazzle was stopped cold by the
its absence in the Ohio State game, men of Waldorf
has come to life with a vengeance.Inw
The Wildcats drove through a highly In the Illinois game owever. the
touted Illini defense to score on two Wia s y nteam
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The University Golf Course will
close for the season this Saturday,
Oct. 29, according to H, C. Rogers
who is in charge.
Mr. Rogers stated that all golfers
who keep their equipment at the
course must come and claim it before
The course has been open since
May, and record crowds used the fa-
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Illini backs were held to a total gain
NorScores Yet gof but 38 yards from the line of scrim-
(2) The Northwestern goal line re- image and failed to threaten, So now
mains uncrossed. A stubborn for- Minnesota begins to take notice of
ward wall and alert backfield have these goin' ons.
stopped Kansas State, Drake, Ohio
State and Illinois without a point be-
ing scored, which is a real record.
In the season's opener, the Wild-
cats,whipped a strong Kansas State
team 21 to 0 without allowing the op-
position to penetrate within their 20
yard line. Last Saturday this same A a A
George Rettinger, the 185 pound
Illini up-and-coming halfback, will
do the punting for Coach Zuppke
against the Wolverines Saturday.
Against Indiana he averaged 41 per
boot, while against Northwestern
last week ie averaged 39 yards.
Armstrong Is Set
For Garcia Fight'
NEW YORK, Oct. 26.-(R)-Henry
Armstrong still can drop 'em.
The light and welterweight cham-
pion, who is working out in the Hip-
podrome for his defense of the heav-
ier title against Ceferino Garcia, is
hitting with such authority and mov-
ing with such smoothness the gamb-
lers are revising their odds for next
Wednesday's 15-round bout.
-14 to 6 in favor of the Irish and 13
to 0 in the Wildcat game. The Ohio U.
contest came too early, and while the
Illini ran up over 300 yards by rush-
ing, six fumbles ruined their victory
If you've been wondering why the
lengthy analysis Ill 'let Wallie Weber
"That game Saturday," says Wallie,
"will be the roughest, the toughest,
the wickedest, the most vicious ... "
At 'that point, Weber becomes too
incoherent to follow. This is his 8th
year of scouting Zup.
Congratulations to Leo Beebe, bas-
ketball captain, who was recently
married to Lorraine Boikeloo of Dear-
Hoag to St. Louis for pitcher Oral
Hildebrand and outfielder Buster
Mills) will be the start of several
deals which will make St. Louis a
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