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November 08, 1938 - Image 3

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Squad Primes
For Wildcats;
Janke Is Hurt

Dynamic Detroit, so-called, put on a great sport show Sunday, and
your chronicler partook freely . . Harry Wismer, who's doing a good job Not Deemed S5
reporting the Michigan football fortunes for WJR, invited me in for the Expect Battle It
Lions-Rams game in the afternoon, and the evening was spent watching
the Red Wings dose to Boston 4 to 1 ... You watcl the Liens perform Coach Fritz Crisler sent
ball charges through an
from a press box perch on the roof of Briggs Stadium, accessible by elevator, and defensive scrimmage

with enough seats to accommodate a world series crew of scribes . . .
To my surprise spotted the charming lassie who dishes out the vittels
(gratis) at the Michigan press box on Saturday . . That made two
straight days of hots dogs and soup . .. The perspective in the press loft
is great, giving one a real insight into the offensive deception of both
teams . Teamwork and rah rah are displaced by individual excellence
and finesse . Energy is never wasted . . The punting was superb with
prodigious boots changing the complexion of the game innumerable times
. Example: Huffman of the Lions quick kicked from his own 19 out of
bounds on the Cleveland 24 . . . The offensive backs work very close to
the line of scrimmage with the wing practically in the line and the fullback
directly behind the center and guard . . This aids deception immeasur-
ably for as the line rears up in their charge, the backs pass the ball around
flawlessly behind the screen . . . The favorite play is still the old Bronko
Nagurski special with the back tearing into the line only to leap high and flip
a bullet pass into the flat when the offense has him stopped . . . It's
practically impossible to stop . . One of the sights I won't forget is Ernie
Caddel of Detroit booting the ball between the goal posts on the kickoff.

in a concerted effort to brush up the
varsity attack and tighten the de-
fenses in preparation for all-impor-,
t tant Northwestern this Saturday.
The first and second stringers ran
through plays and then took to the
defense against the reserves who em-
ployed Wildcat maneuvers.
Line play received special emphasis
as the Wolverine coaches prepared
to stop Northwestern's potent ground
Should Be Ready
A ser'ious note of the practice was
the injury of Capt. Fred Janke, who
incurred an ankle injury during the
scrimmage. Dr. George Hammond and
Trainer Ray Roberts, after examin-
ing Janke stated that the extent of '-
the injury would not be fully deter- GRRrrrrr. These two wild beasts
mined until today. All indications, H. (Bring 'Em Back Alive) Yost at
however, point to Janke's being ready gamua's room in the Union tower.
for play Saturday. it originally hailed from the wilds o
Another bruised Wolverine was when it used to follow Bob Brown
Walter Kitti, the sophomore back, sides displaying the wonders of taxi
who has an ailing hip. on golf course or football field. Esp
During the scrimmage the reserves
were able to pull through several
times with very respectful gains. It is PhiMGIaxr1lieari
hoped by the Michigan coaching staff J
that by the time the fast backs of
Northwestern are ready to pull simi- Conquers D .U.
lar plays the Wolverine line will have
stopped the offense before it swings
into full stride. Phi Beta Deltas, Sig Eps
Line Battle PredictedP B
A great battle between the two Also Win In Speedball
lines is predicted, and scout Camp-
bell Dickson brought this out in his With Norm Kewley and Matthew
report. He praised especially John Rea each. scoring. four points, Phi
Haman, 206 pound Wildcat center, Gamma Delta edged out an 8-6 vic-
Hal Method, 190 pound running
guard, Robert Voigts, tackle, and tory over Delta Upsilon yesterday in
Capt. Cleo Diehl, the end. the I-M fraternity speedball league.
Archie Kodros, his injured ribs ap- Port Brown was high point scorer for
parently healed, will be ready for im- the losers with a total of three mark-
portant duty against the Wildcats..ers.
The natural let down they showed Mickey Fishman. freshman brother
against the Wisconsin Badgers on of Hern who starred on Wolverine
Saturday, after having defeated baseball and basketball squads for
Minnesota the week before, will not be the past three years, led the Phi Beta
present in this Saturday's Wildcat Delta team to a 10-5 win over Sigma
game. Northwestern will be out for Alpha Mu in another fraternity
a win-not' by a narrow margin but speedball tilt played yesterday.
rather a decisive victory-so in the In the third game scheduled Sigma
next few days of practice Coach Cris- Phi Epsilon won a hard fought con-
ler will have to impress his Wolverine test from Phi Kappa Tau by a 5-3
squad that they are going to face a score.. Dick Weatherston played a
team which is better than the Goph- good game for the Phi Taus, but the
ers of Minnesota. winners were too powerful for them.

EVERY Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 6:45 p.m., Pat Conger, Steve
Filipiak, and myself have been airing a sports program over WMBC,
Detroit . . Monday night we had Fred Janke as our guest, and one of the
interesting statements he made was this: . . . I asked him who were the
best lineman and back he'd seen this year ... He replied: "Ralph Heik-
kinen is the best lineman I have ever seen. He's fast, active, and intelli-
gent. I may sound prejudiced but Tom Harmon is the best back. He is very
fast, powerful, and knows how to run with the ball which means picking

>rand Old Man'
To His Happy]


' CHICAGO, Nov. 8.-(P)-To the
Stadium that bears his name, Amos
Alonzo Stagg returns next Saturday
to lead his College of the Pacific
team against the University of Chi-
cago Maroons, who.e teams he
coached for 41 years.
The game will decide no cham-)
pionship but it will command richly
deserved interest, even on the second
Saturday of November when football
mania approaches its height, because
it will be Homecoming-a heartfelt
welcome for the "Grand Old Man 'of
the Midway." Stagg will not ,direct
his team from the opposite side of
the field of the Maroons. Instead he
will slide back and forth on a bench
on the Chicago side where Clark
Shaughnessy, present coach of the
Maroons, bites his finger nails each
Saturday afternoon as he watches his
players usually take their week-end
The gesture of the University of
Chicago in placing the College of the
Pacific bench on the same side of the
field as the Chicago team is a gentle
reminder that Chicago still thinks of
"Old Man" Stagg"as a Chicagoan.
Stagg, now 76 years old, was forced
to quit the University of Chicago in
1993, at the age of 70, because of re-
tirement regulations. Stagg quit but
he didn't quit coaching. He went
directly to the Pacific Coast College,
Stockton, Calif., and his present sea-
son there is his sixth.
Standouts of the Western Con-
ference elevens:
Howie Weiss, Wisconsin's fullback,
is rated as the best in the Big Ten.
Weiss paced the Badgers in almost
every department in the upset of
Northwestern, making 65 yards in 15
plays. He started the scoring with a
40 - yard touchdown gallop. He
blocked viciously and his backing up
>f the line was superb. . . John Ham-
an, Northwestern center, is rated as
the best at his position, or until a
better one comes along . . . Head
Coach Bob Zuppke at Illinois, de-
clares that Tommy Harmon, Michi-
gan's great sophomore back is the
One Package of Six

Stagg Returns
Hunting Grounds
best he has seen this season . .. Ber-
Inie Bierman of Minnesota, pays the
same tribute to Ralph Heikkinen,
Wolverine guard . . . Paul Kromer,;
Wolverine back, from Lorain, Ohio, is
regarded as one of the outstanding
sophomores . . . in the three years
that Bernie Jefferson, Northwestern's
great Negro halfback, has played, no
passes have been completed in his
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