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Reserves Stop
Varsity Five
In Drill, 64-42
Smick Returns To Action;
Dobson Leads Attack;
Brogan, Sofiak Star




Coach Bennie Qosterbaan's first
string basketball quintet was soundly
drubbed yesterday but at the end of
drill Bennie was smiling.
"That's the best scrimmage we've
had this year," he grinned. And it
was. The reserves were hot and the
score shows it. They whipped the
regulars 64 to 42 in 40 minutes of
the fastest basketball seen in a
Michigan practice for many a moon.
The return to action of veterar. for-
ward Danny Smick shifted scpho-
more Mike Sofiak to the second team
where he proceeded to team up with
Soph Herb Brogan and Russ Dobson.
That trio scored 50 points between
them, enough to win the game.
Smick At Forward
With the installation of Smick at
forward, Eddie Thomas was moved
to guard on the first squad while
Rae, Pink and Beebe remained at
their respective center, guard, and
forward positions.
High scorer of the contest was
Russ Dobson, second string canter,
who took advantage of a bit of loose
guarding plus a sharp-shooting eye to
chalk up 18 points, but the feature
of the game was Herb Brogan, all-
state guard from Lansing St. Mary's.
When Herb is "right" he is a truly
great long shot artist and he was
right yesterday afternoon. Popping
from his guard position, Herb scored
11 points in the first half and six in
the second for a 17 total on the day.
That's a real score even for a forward.
Sofiak Gets 15 Tallies
Mike Sofiak, was close behind with
15 points every one of which was
earned by virtue of his bulldog, ag-
gressive tactics. Little Milo Sukup
and big John Nicholson each scored
eight points to complete their tcam's
The regulars didn't play bad ball
by any means but they couldn't cope
with the suddenly inspired play of
their opponents. Jim Rae led the
way with 12 points and Capt. Leo
Beebe scored 10 chiefly through his
effective follow-up tactics.
Danny Smick was participating in
his first hard scrimmage of the sea-
son wearing a special hip guard to
protect the muscles torn in football.
His height proved valuable under the
basket although he still was a bit
rusty in his passing.
Coach Oosterbaan was driving his
charges hard to get them in shape for
the approaching season's opener with
Michigan State which comes off a
week from tomorrow night. Ii the
boys aren't in shape, it won't be be-
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LE OOSTERBAAN puffed his next season. All Kincaid can do
tipped cigarette, pushed his is throw a football through a
k on his head, thought a min- barrel hoop at 30 yards nine
then drawled as only he can: times out of ten.
ni, to tell you the truth I He is practicing an outcurve and
decide. They look good, and a slowball, I learn from my Colum-
look bad. It's a hard thing bus bureau, so that even if the re-
ure abut." ceiver is covered the opposition will
be unable to fathom Kincaid's dipsy-
tere naturally talking about doo.
etball team. It's the first time-- -9
.y varsity team at Michigan TIME MARCHES ON
n "his" in that sense of the Write Hamilton Tramack, the sage
and Bennie is naturally de- .o
nd Bnine isahngaturlslym eof Grosse Pointe: "Well, it took Il-
a fine coaching pessismism linois' athletic board 26 years to come
nitial year of mentorship. to the conclusion that Zuppke was
his team will improve, a rotten coach. It took the board of
" he continued. "They're trustees 24 hours to decide that they
ng a lot of new tricks. were all wet. Gentlemen, that's pro-
re playing a new way. gress."
's the kind of game I used to JUST PLAIN BULL
e added. "We've given up the JST A IN CULL
iff for a faster passing game. From the AP: "Joe C. Scott, presi-
ar type of offense to that dent of Oklahoma state board of ag-
urde uyes. n t h riculture, believes football is over-
aurdue uses. *,,,,,.,, nremphasized.
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Ilnstead o seting up were gong
to try to rush that ball down the
floor before the defense gets set. It
takes stamina that game does, and
that's what I'm working on now.
"As I told you we'll come
along. Remember Minnesota last
year. Lost their first two games
and looked terrible. All of a sud-
den they started to click. And
how they clicked. Won 10 straight
and nobody could stop them. {
"Michigan State will probably beat
us handily in the first game. They've
got Hutt and Falkowski back besides
a good freshmen team, I hear. But
we'll come along, Benj. We'll have
scrap. Lots of it."
With that Mr. Oosterbaan stepped
on his cagarette, donned his favorite
grey coat, and left your chronicler
to his thoughts.
- - - -
It happens every year at this time.
The grapevine starts talking about
the masked marvels among the fresh-
men gridders who are going to be
slightly terrific next fall, Last year
Ohio State reported that Scott, a
freshman back, was a miniature
Frankenstein, unstoppable, amaz-
ingly superb.
And now the Buckeyes have
another. His name is Kincaid. He
played fullback for the frosh this
Haynie Heads
Varsity Team
In Gala Show
The best college swimming team in
the United States will give its initial
public preview ofj the material which
Coach Matt Mann calls "the best
looking in years" in the annual Gala
Swim at the intramural building pool
on the evening of Dec. .
Leading the national intercollegiate
champs will be Capt. Tom Haynie.
Haynie, voted the best college swim-
mer in the country two years ago,
will probably swim the 200-yard free-
style and then swim anchor on both
the free-style and medley relay teams.
The varsity this year is replete with
nationally prominent natators and
most of them will participate in the
Gala. Waldemar Tomsk, free-styl-
.r who finished third in. the 50 and
who swam on the winning 400-yard
free-style relay, Johnny Haigh, who
took fourth in the breast-stroke, and
Ed Hutchens, another member of
the winning free-style relay at the
nationals, are others who will com-
But the varsity will be counting"
heavily this year on the new blood
coming up from last year's freshmen
squad. Bill Beebe, Chuck Barker,
sand Bill Holmes, who double in the
free-style sprints and back-stroke
and doboth well, Blake Thaxter and
Jin Welsh, distance free-stylers, are
all sophomores who will bear watch-
ing this year.
Nor is talent lacking in the dive.
Hal Benham and Adolph Perstenfeld,
third and fourth respectively in last
year's nationals, will be ably sup-
ported by sophomores Tommy O'Neill
and Ralph Psyzynski.

"I believe more good would be
done the state as a whole if the
money used in hiring football
coaches were used to improve the
state's livestock.
"Why," he concluded, "you
ought 'to be able to buy a dozenI
dandy bulls for what one coach-
ing staff costs."
Yes, Mr. Scott, but would they be.
able to build character.
PICKUPS: Fritz Crisler rendered
disapproval to President Hutch-
ins' proposals at Saginaw Wednesday
night ... Crisler said he stipposed Dr.
Hutchins "would have the young men
go to the library from four o'clock1
to six where," he assumes, "they
would become more refined and ac-
quire more intellectual training" . . .
Crisler conceded that football "has
'some evils" but "isn't it better that
we try to correct them as we go along,
so that our young men can get the
benefits from the game rather than
abolish it?" .. . Charley Hoyt would
like to talk to some of these 10 sec-
ond and sub 10 second football men
Fielding H. Yost had to miss his
first Detroit football bust in many
years last night due to the Confer-
ence directors meeting today in Chi-
cago ... Also attending the Chicago
meeting will be Crisler, Clarence
Munn and Earl Martineau, football;
Ray Fisher, baseball; Charley Hoyt,
track; Cliff 'Keen, wrestling; Ray
Courtright, golf; and Oosterbaan,
basketball . . . . Schedules, rule
changes, ratification of the football
training table, and discussion of post-
season football games are the chief
matters to be considered . . . Ralph
Heikkinen also hops a train for Chi-
cago today as the weekend guest of
the Chicago Alumni aNote to the
sports editor of the Ohio State Lan-
tern: Our 1940 football captain is
Archie Kodros ... Note to the sportsI
editor of the Michigan Daily: Bob
Zuppke won his last football title in
1928, not in the Grange era.
Nevers Appointed New
Chicago Cardinal Coach
CHICAGO, Dec. 1.-(,I)-Ernie Nev-
ers, former Stanford University foot-
ball star and for the past two seasons
an assistant coach at Iowa, was signed
today as head coach of the Chicago
Cardinals Professional team of the
National League.
Nevers succeeds Milan Creighton,
who resigned as head Cardinal coach
last Monday. The new Cardinal
coach played for and coached the
Cardinals in 1929.

New Schedules Spirits Running High As Gophers IGeoorgetown U. Trns
End Chicago's Prepare For Basketball SeasoU ["Down Bowl Contests
WASHINGTON, Dee. - i-th
Lig t Program B, TOM PHARESpear and Maki Cut loose from out- Capital's football fans can't under-
With the Conference grid crown side the free-throw circle with those stand the Georgetown hoyas-for 64
Wolverines Play Harvard, Isafely tucked away, the Minnesota deadly accurate long shots. years the school has struggled for an
Field House custodian has already be- "Minnesota should have a better unbeaten, untied season and now that
Notre Dame Gets Three gun to dust off another shelf for the scoring squad than last year," opines it has one it doesn't want a bowl bid.
B Big Ten basketball trophy. And it's Coach MacMillan, "but we may be H. Gabriel Murphy, grauuatae man-
Big Ten Tilts In 42 1not a bad gamble at that. weaker defensively because of Ro- ager of Athletics, said the institution
- -

CHICAGO, Dec. 1.--(P)-University
of Chicago's plan to "de-emphasize"
football by lightening its schedule
were upset today in the annual Wes-
tern Conference winter meeting.
Big Ten Athletic Directors and
gridiron coaches, drafting the Con-
ference schedule for 1942, put Chi-
cago down for four Conference
battles-compared to the three Big
Ten games the Maroons are slated
to play in each of the next three sea-
Authorities at Chicago, which has
won only one Big Ten contest in
three seasons, recently announced
continuance of a gradual lightening
of the Maroon gridiron load.
Chicago won one game in eight
starts this past campaign and the
possibility of Chicago ultimately
dropping out of the Conference
seemed bolstered by the fact Chicago
is down for only three Big Ten games
in 1939, 1940 and 1941.
Today, Chicago scheduled games
with Indiana, Ohio State, Michigan
and Illinois for 1942. Indiana en-
countered some difficulty in complet-
ing a schedule but took on 1942 dates
with Chicago, Iowa, Minnesota and
Notre Dame,'with its strong draw-
ing teams, landed 1942 games with
Wisconsin, Illinois and Northwestern.
In that year, which should produce a
great race, these six teams play six
Conference games: Minnesota, Ohio
State, Northwestern, Illinois, Michi-
gan and Iowa.
Irish-U.S.C. Point
For Saturday's Tilt,
TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 1-(VP)-The
Irish of Notre Dame entrained to-
night for Los Angeles to meet the
Trojans of the University of Southern
California Saturday, with Coach El-
mer Layden worried by the injury
of Ben Sheridan, star halfback.
Layden said the nature of Sheri-
dan's injury was not known. The half-
back collided with another player in
practice today.
A workout in Yuma, Ariz., tomor-
row is on tap, with the team reach-
ing Los Angeles late Friday night.
Layden refused to admit satisfac-
tion with the showing of the Irish
today in their two secret sessions, but
said they weren't "as bad" as yes-
terday when he blamed their let-
down on the warm Arizona sun and
the two weeks of idleness since the
Northwestern game.
Welcome U. Of D.
DETROIT, Dec. 1.-(P)-Students
and alumni of the University of De-
troit Thursday completed plans for
a huge welcome for their football
team when it returns here Friday
night from, a surprising 7 to 6 win
over Santa Clara at Sacramento,
Calif. Charles E. (Gus) Dorais, De-
troit, coach, is not with the squad,
having remained on the coast to see
Saturday's Notre Dame - Southern
California struggle.

After their opening three games
last season, the Gophers played the
best ball in the Conference to win
nine straight and finish a hair's
breadth behind the winning Purdue
quintet. Coach Dave MacMillan's
boys can perhaps blame the whole
thing on their difficult non-Confer-
ence schedule prior to the opening of
the regular season and especially the,
Eastern trip during the holidays.
Following impressive victories at
Madison Square Garden in Decem-
ber, the Gophers were victims of an
inevitable let-down and dropped their
first three Big Ten battle to Chicago,
Iowa and Michigan. But when they
snapped out of it, there was no stop-
ping them the rest of the way. Alas,
it was too late.
Another Young
Now, with their opening game
scheduled for tomorrow night, Goph-
er enthusiasm is running high once
more. Four of last season's quintet
are back this year. Only guard
Martin Rolek was lost by graduation
and eager to replace him are Johnny
Dick, letterman, Jack Young, brother
of Purdue's champion scorer, Jewell
Young, and several more.
The veteran quartet which has been
scoring at will in practice scrim-
mages includes Gordy Spear at cen-
ter, Johnny Kundla and Gordy Ad-
dington at the forwards and Paul
Maki at guard from which position
he scored 88 points last season, a
fine record for a guard.
Using the fast-breaking attack, the
style of play which Michigan will
adopt this year, the Gopher quintet
is hard' to beat. Their ball-handling
is crisp and when the forwards draw
the defense in close to the basket,




Pick Heikkinen'
On U..P. Team
Poles 226 Votes To Lead
For Guard Position
Add the United Press; All-Ameri-
can eleven for 1938 to Ralph Heik-
kinen's list.
In a copyright story, the news syn-
dicate gave Heikkinen a conclusive
majority in naming him as right
guard. He polled 226 votes while his
nearest competitor, Bob Suffridge of
Tennessee, who was named to the left
guard post, garnered only 140 points.
Heikkinen to date has been named
on every important All-American
Stated the UP in making their se-
lection: "He dominated the voting
for guard on ballots from east, west,
south and north. He has a trick on
defense of jamming the opposing line
and making a hole for a teammate to
go through and get the ball carrier.
On offense he excels in swinging out
to lead the interference and often
gets in two blocks on a play. He is
so good that four professional teams
have approached him, but he wants
to study law."

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