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Hiooks Hook Up As Bob Joins
Brther Wally n Gr idquad
The basketball team had its Town- To be more specific, the Reds are
sends, Cliff Keen's grapplers will be the lads who are honored with the#
bolstered by the return to action of job of priming the Varsity for battle.
the Nichols brothers, Spike James will During the first week of practice,
attempt to keep the family name the Varsity was drilled almost solely
made famous by brother Gib high on offense. This meant they had the
up in Wolverine hockey annals, but, ball for the asking and all the Reds
until Bob Hook joined Wally on the had to do was to stop them.
Varsity this fall, Michigan's football Bob Versus Wally
teams had been without a brother act As a whole they weren't very suc-
for more than a decade. cessful, but it vas through no fault
Although there is but two years dif- of the rangy blond right tackle for
ference in their ages, this fall marks the Reds. He was in the midst of
the first time the Hook brothers have every play. And the boys will testify
appeared either on the same or op- there was no evidence of brotherly
posite sides of a gridiron, love, when Varsity fullback Wally
Played Unde Oliver Hook attempted to plow through
Bob's tackle.{
While Wally chose to stay home The younger Hook earned his
and get his football training at East chance last week when Joe Savilla
Grand Rapids High School, Bob was injured in tackling practice, and
headed wtestward and enrolled at Coach Crisler had a vacancy in his
Culver Mlitary Academy where, un- second line. Firmly established by
der RussdOliver, former Wolverine this time asthe class of the scrub
star, he developed into one of the tackles, Bob was injected into the
greatest all-around athletes in the Varsity picture. The promotion was
school's history. In his senior year, considered a temporary one at first,J
he played tackle on an undefeated, but now Savilla's back rarin' to go,
untied grid team, and Hook still wears a blue Varsity
'Bob Hook made Michigan's foot- jersey. With Savilla still in doubtful
ball team the hard way. Despite his shape, Bob rates a fine chance of
.205 pounds, his great prep school rec- breaking into the State game.
ord, and his good showing in spring Headed For Big Year
practice, Fritz Crisler had no press- Meanwhile, brother Wally is com-
ing need for sophomore tackles with ing into his own as a fullback. A
four gents named Janke, Savilla, one-game sensation as a sophomore
Smith and Siegel around. S'o big Bob halfback in 1936, a disappointment
was told to put on a red Jersey. last season, the elder Hook appears
Comfortable Seat Provided headed for a big senior year.
To the casual'observer, these crim- He'll have a hard time breaking in-
son shirted gentlemen are unknown, to the starting line-up with the pile
for on game days they're treated to a driving Ed Christy, the hard-tackling
comfortable seat on the bench, and Howard Mehaffey, and the steady Ed
clad in the same armor as their more Philtips on hand, but Wally will get
fortunate buddies. But those who his chance because he rates an edge
witness the daily practice sessions, over the other boys in both speed
are well acquainted with these "Reds" and experience. And folks who sawy
or "meat-grinders" as they're some- the Columbia game two years ago
times referred to by the press box know what Wally can do if he ever
clan. .gets hot again.
A Victor Mrch - - Or How Bill
Watson Swept Across Euro pe


Elder Of Brother Act

', t

Wally Hook, the hard-going full-.
back playing his third year with the
Wolverines, is joined on the squad
this year by his jailer and huskier
brother, IBob, who plays tackle.

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Mns Cntst
What is the most strenuous com-
petitive sport?
In the mind of the sport fan, an-
swers occur in rapid fire order-foot-
ball, perhaps hockey, possibly la-
crosse or rowing and one must not
overlodk prize fighting. In each of
these, body contact predominates.
The human is battered and bruised,
often broken bones result.
However, the eminent sports col-
umnist, Grantland Rice, believes that
none of these deserves the title of the
world's most strenuous sport. He ar-
gues, and convincingly too, that com-
petitive golf, as played by the lead-'
ing amateurs and professionals is
the strenuous sport.
More Action
No, your eyes are not deceiving you
-its golf, once regarded as an old
man's game. As Mr. Rice points out,
the star tournament golfer competes
longer' than the player in any other
games and his sport calls for greater
coordination of nerves and physical
control of his body.
Whereas the boxer sees, at the
most, 45 minutes of action, the tour-

IU. S. Davis Cu
As DonBudge
Now that he has captured the Na-
tional Singles championship again,
there seems to be little or nothing
else that J. Donald Budge can do to
impress people that with his tennis
abilities. Don, for the second year,
holds the big four of the tennis world
-the English, Australian, French,
and American titles.
eBsides his individual titles, Don
and Gene Mako rank among the two
best doubles teams in the world. De-
spite Mako and Budge's recent de-
feat at the hands of the boys from
"down under," John Bromwich and
Adrian Quist, there are many sports
experts who attribute the American's
loss, not to the superiority of the
"Aussies," but to Don's poor health.
Although the red-headed Califor-
nian is still giving vague replies as
to whether or not he will turn pro-
fessional, it is generallyrconceeded
Sthat he will do his exercising for
money in the future. Bill O'Brien,
sports promoter, has been trying to
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and Greys
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fer reputedly being $100,000. Don is
none too rich in his own right, and
O'Brien's terms could certainly sup-
port Budge
The powers that rule the amateur


TONS o f

tennis world. namely, the United
States Lawn Tennis Association, are
biting their nails overtime now, ever
since Bobby Riggs was so unexpected-
ly trounced by Gil Hunt. Bobby was
slated to take Budge's place when
that worthy graduated into the pro
ranks, but, those whp once said that
Riggs was not only second best in
this country, but also in the eitire
I tennis world, are beginning to have



their doubts. Riggs' loss to Hunt,
coupled with the fine showing that
young Johnny Bromwich, the ambi-
dextrous Australian Davis Cupper,
has made here and abroad, leads one
to believe that the U.S. may lose the
Davis Cup next year if Budge is lost
to the team.
Besides the threat of the Austral-
ian team, America will have to worry
about Germany's racket wielders.

For Every Course on the Campus.
(Our Specialty)
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An American Trackman's Odyssey
or Around 'The Cinder World In 40
Days might well be the title of the
Horatio Alger biography of Michi-
gan's track captain, Bill Watson.
The story goes back to July 4 when
Watson finished second in the shc
put at the AA.U. meet in Buffalo.
Along with the silver medal which
the A.A.U. officials so beneficently
bestowed on Watson was an invita-
tion to go abroad with other amateur
track stars who had finished either
first or second at the meet. In return
the trackmen were to perform before
gigantic crowds, anxious to behold
the 'best that America had to offer.
So Bill accepted. And who would
World Record-Holder
3ut before he left for the unknownI
worlds he was to conquer he stopped
off at Randalls Island for a tune-up.
He ┬░evidently was quite tuned up for
Little William promptly broke the'
world record for the 8 pound shotI
with a put of 70 feet one-half inch.
This was on July 17.;
On July 26 the American troupe
sailed - on the Europa. Included in
Bill's (there were three distinct en-j
tities which toured different sectors
but which were to meet later) was'
Fred Wolcott and Jack Patterson,
Rice hurdlers; John Borcari, another
hurdler; Moselle Ellerbee, sprinter
from Tuskegee Institute and Bill
Lynch, weight man from Princeton.
This was the same Bill Lynch who
was to provide a tragic aftermath to
the journey when he collapsed sud-
denly after football practice at
Princeton. According to Watson who
was deeply shocked by the news,
there had been no indication whatso-
ever that Lynch was physically unfit.
First Stop-Hamburg
The entourage docked at Bremen
Haven on the first day of August and
entrained almost immediately for.
Hamburg. After a meet here came
Dortmund, Berlin and Dresden in
rapid succession. It was in Berlin
that the three American teams met
for a dual meet with Germany's best

-a meet in which the Americans re-
demonstrated their superiority wi 'h
a 122-95 victory. It was here in Ber-
lin that Watson met his only shot put

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defeat abroad when he finished third. nament golfer competes approxi-
After Dresden, the journeymen I mately six hours a day. several days
cinder stars invaded Vienina, emulat- running. That is, he plays about 36
ing, only in a more competitive fa- holes per day, each day of the tourna-

shion, an earlier invasion by anotherj
conqueror. Here again Watson met
with success. He was a triple win-
ner in the broad jump, the shot and
the discuss
Budapest Next
And then, with little rest, the band
of men went on to Budapest where
the Michigan track captain enjoyed
singular success once more. The shot
put and the broad jump fell to him
but he hlumped badly and took only
third in the discuss.-
The next stop was Athens, Greece
-eight hours by air which was the
way they went. Inspired, no doubt,
by the Acropolis (not number 7 but
the Real McCoy) Bill won the broad
jump with a leap of 24 feet 8 inches,
stook the shot with a heave of 52 feet
8 inches, annexed the high jump with
a leap of better than 6 feet 3 inches,
took second (poor guy) in the discuss
with a throw of 155 feet and then
topped it off by running on the win-
ning relay team. In the course of the
meet he lost 6 pounds.

ment. Of course there are many va-
riations to this plan, depending on
whether it is match or medal play
The point is that the linksman
spends more time in action in one
tournament than the fighter does in
several years of competition.
Golf is harder on the nerves than
any of the other sports because all
the action is centered on the individ-
ual and in order to hit the perfect
shots that are required in big-time
golf, exact muscle coordination is
Take the work of Ellsworth Vines,
former amateur tennis king and now
a much better than average amateur
golfer. Vines took his first crack at
national competition when he played
in the United States Amateur cham-
pionship at Oakmont in early Sep-
tember. After shooting in the 70's
all summer, the lanky linksman could
not hit his shots under fire and
wound up with a suicidal 86.



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