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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Crisler Stresses Point-After-Touchdown In Long Grid P:

ractice

Jake Seeks Own Replacement ,
As Cage Squad Starts Practice
By HERB LEV the football season, completes the
Directed by Jake Townsend, last list of lettermen. He plays center
year's captain and generally regard- or forward equally well, and may be
ed as the greatest player in Wolver- the man to fill Townsend's shoes.
ine history, 35 Michigan basketball Herb Brogan Impresses
aspirants are working out nightly in Despite the number or experienced

the Intramural Building. I men back, early work-outs indicate
The regular season is still some time that a newcomer, Herb Brogan, of
away, but in anticipation of the hard Lansing, may steal the show and be-
schedule ahead, the boys are wast' come the sparkplug of the new team.
ing no time in getting started. Unlike Only five foot eight and weighing
previous seasons, there's no 'breather' hardly 140 pounds, Herb has shown
on schedule for the opening night. In- an uncanny eye for the basket, pop-
stead, the strong Michigan State five ping them with regularity from all
will help usher in the new season on distances and all angles with 'equal
Dec. 10. proficiency. Fast and shifty and an
Eastern Trip Planned excellent floorman, the little sopho-
A three-game eastern trip is plan- more seems headed for a regular spot
ned for Christmas vacation, with in the line-up.
Syracuse and Cornell due to be met There are at least five other sopho-
at White Plains, N.Y., and the Univer- mores who have shown they are defi-
sity of Rochester providing the oppo- nite Varsity material in the early
sition at Rochester. workouts. Gene Brogan, though lack-
The main problem confronting ing his older brother's phenomenal
Townsend, who is assuming the reins scoring punch, is an equally flashy
while Head Coach Bennie Oosterbaan ball-handler, and a sound defensive
finishes his football duties, is to find player. As in Herb's case, his lack of
a capable man for the forward posi- height may handicap him.,
tion he held down during the past Sofiak Is Promising
three years. Replacements will also Mike Sofiak and Harold Westerman
have to be found for Herm Fishman, are another pair of little fellows who
Bill Barclay and Manny Slavin, grad- have shown promise despite sizef
uated lettermen. handicaps. They're among the fast-
Beebe Is Captain est boys on the squad, and both are
Suzyceeding Townsend as captain is excellent dribblers. Bill Herrman, a;
Leo Beebe, hard working guar'. Not bigger boy, has been a defensive
a 'flashy player, Beebe is a pillar on standout and ranks only behind Herb
defense and a distinct long shot. Brogan as a shot-maker. Bill Cart-'
Leo's runAing mate at guard will mill, six foot red head, is an out-
probably be little Charley Pink, who standing pivot candidate.'
showed exceptional promise as a Russ Dobson, an excellent long shot,
sophomore last season, serving asjBob Palmer, and Dave Wood, are a'
Fishman's alternate. trio of last year's reserves who have]
Lanky Jim Rae, 20 pounds heavier been working out. All are expected to
than last season and much faster be- show improvement with a year's ex-
cause of his work on the track last perience behind them.
spring, is back to, play center, and The squad will move to the Fieldf
speedy Eddie Thomas will again work House floor at the close of the foot-
at a forward berth. Danny Smick, ball season, when it will be augment-
who won't report until the close of' ed by several gridders
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Varsity Drills I
For Deceptive
Illini Offense
Pass Defense No Longer
Gives Wolverine Coach
Cause ForWorry
Having lost one game via the extra-
point route this season, Coach Fritz
Crisler is determined that it shall not
happen again.
As a part of the regular practice
Cession yesterday afternoon at Ferry
Field, the team's place-kickers were
sent through a lengthy workout. With
a defensive line attempting to block
the kicks, Jack Meyer, John Brennan
and Vince Valek worked to improve
their accuracy. Meyer has seen little
'action in this capacity at Michigan
but his showing yesterday was im-
pressive, with the majority of his
kicks sailing squarely between the
posts.
Perhaps a glance at the record book
also prompted Coach Crisler to call
or the kicking drill as the Michigan-
Ilini contests for the past five years

Full Steam Ahead - - For Zuppke

have been decided by either field goals
' r the point after touchdown.
See Illini Plays
Wallie Weber took the reserve team
in hand yesterday and taught them
as much of the trickery of wily Coach
Zuppke that he coulddetect on his
past few weeks scouting ventures.
Then they exhibited the plays to the
varsity in a scrimmage.
After new plays were run, the
coaches pointed out to the varsity
how they should line-up to stop them.
Razzle-dazzle was most evident in the
Illini repertoire of plays, several call-
ing for two laterals nd then a for-
ward pass, others having but one lat-

It's up to big Jim Reeder, the six foot two inch Illinois left tackle, to
plow holes through Wolverine Don Siegel's position Saturday in the
twcnty-fourth renewal of the ancient Michigan-Illini rivalry that started
back in 1898. The junior hailing from Tuscola, Illinois, is rated by Coach
Zuppke as one of the most dependable linemen on the squad.
Weber's Frosh Squad Reveals
More Kiski Gridiron Prospects

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With Niormateogonucerwasne- By DON WIRTCHAFTER men who played on the Kiski first
With Norman Purucker absent be-Kiski Prep School, heaven's gift to team last year. Well, most of them Spartan Coaches Stress
cause of an injured shoulder which he .KiwentPtrOhiocStat. HoweverthegDefens
baked under the lights, Vince Valek, college football teams, has done its wenk tom asn'ito qiteHowe erti DefenseAgainst Broncos
Fred Trosko and Paul Kromer shared part again this year in increasing the standards last year. EAST LANSING, Oct. 26.-(iP)-
the bulk of the work in the punting power and potentialities of Michi- Coach Disabled The 'football theme song at Michigan
practice. Valek again duplicated his gans freshmen' grid squad.TCoach.Jsal.Mk, h
outstanding performancesof the past LaswhotState College was "defense" with a
week and gave indication that he may' Pa., stitution sent to is also principal and part owner of capital "D" today because coaches and
see action in this department Satur- Ann Arbor a quartet of grid timber the school, was ill during the grid sea-players alike knew the Spartans must!
day. . that played on an undefeated squad son, and his son, who played three rise to untouched heights of achieve-
Mehaffey Socked Again I at Kiski the year before. There were years of football at Princeton wash
During this phase of practice, How- three backfield men and a guard. forced to take his place.
ard Mehaffey, the battering bruiser Look At The Record Kiski won thisee, lost three, and here Saturday.
from Kiski was hit in the back of tied two during the season. Even The best ray of hope was the fero-
the head while throwing a block. He T is boysmidntfr soibadly that's a fair record against the Cor- city and dependability of the Spartan
temporarily lost his memory and Paul Kromer has led the rWolverines nell, Princeton and other eastern line displayed in last week's Syracuse
babbled uninteligibly for several min- in scoring; Ralph Fritz is considered school freshmen squads that they game.
utes before he regained his senses. the best sophomore guard in the Con- meet, but it's not on a par with the Line Coach Tom King was particu-
He retired from practice for the af' ference. Jack Meyer, the. man-like undefeated days of Kromer, Meyer, larly pleased with the work of his
ternoon but is expected to be ready to barrel, is a sparkplug, blocking ace lMahaffey and Fritz. ends in that encounter.
resume preparation today for Satur- and line backer a la perfection on
day's tilt. the Varsity eleven. Howard Mehaf-
Queried as to why he was not work- fey, the fullback, displayed. his Kiski
ing on Michigan's allegedly weak pass learning on his long run in the Chi-
defense, Coach Crisler pointed out lagonme.
that in every game except Minnesota, Bag e.
our passing attack has gained more But enough for Kiski boys who
yards than the opposition's and yet have already made good, for there's
the Michigan State, Chicago and more material on campus this year
Yale defenses are not receiving the from Seltsburg. Coach Wally Weber
same heavy criticism. Further, many has a quarterback and a center on
of the successful Eli passes of last his frosh squad that spent a year
Saturday were made possible by care- prepping at the famed school that
lessness on the part of Michigan's lies 30 miles south of Pittsburgh.
backs probably traceable to overcon- Switched To Quarterback
fidence. Harris Roberts is the quarterback.
Tomorrow, Coach Crisler intends to He played fullback on last year's Kiski
start the tapering off process, the squad and specialized at bucking the
practice session consisting of little line. Converted to the signal-calling+
contact work, signal drill and prob- spot this year, Roberts has been used
ably punting and passing workouts mainly for blocking and line-backing
by Coach Weber and carries the ball
-- _ - ,in only one of about 15 plays that theI1

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ST. LOUIS, Oct. 26 -VP)- Any
major league clubs casting covetous
eyes on Joe Medwick or Johnny Mize
of the St. Louis Cardinals can look
elsewhere for their pennant-making
material.
Neither Medwick nor Mize is for sale
and, what's more, Sam Breadon,
president of the Redbirds, said defin-
itely today that he will not sell a
single player who has a chance of'
helping the "gas-less Gashouse Gang"
regain its old glories in 1939.
"We are out to build a pennant
winner," Breadon asserted. "There are
no trades on the fire and we are pre-
pared-to use our sources of supply to
produce what we need. In the past,
we've sold our surplus, but there'll
be none of that now."
That means the Cardinals, who have'
supplied virtually every National'
League team with star material from
its farm system, now will bring the
boys home to do or die for dear old!
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frosh use.
Before going to Kiski. Roberts
played three years of football at
Shaker Heights, Ohio, where he led
his team twice to the final play-off
of the Cleveland district. He's six
feet tall and weighs about 180 pounds.
The other freshman from Kiski is
Bob Ingalls, the center, who stands
about six feet tall and weighs 195
pounds. Big Bob starred at Marble-
head, Mass., before going to prep
school. Until he injured his knee last
week, he was the bear in Weber's de-
fense, stopping the big shots cold
many a time when the frosh scrim-
maged with the Varsity.
No doubt, the question will arise as
to what happened to the other nine
Farkas Leads Scorers
NEW YORK, Oct. 26.- (A)-By
scoring two touchdowns Sunday, "An-
vil Andy" Farkas, former Detroit star
now playing for the Washington Red-
the National Professional Football
skins, moved into first place among
League scorers.

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