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October 07, 1939 - Image 6

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Favored Over Spartons

Today In Grid


. - -

Ann Arbor's Hope Makes Initial Start

Capt. Archie Kodros will round out
the line at center. All are lettermen.
The Wolverine line will average 198
pounds and the backfield, with West-
fall starting, will be 182.x
Charley Bachman's troubles are
a little more serious. Four of his
linemen are ailing but for the last two
years Bachman has had ailing line-
men who have played an awful lot of --
football. This year it's center ROnald
Alling, honorary captain for this
game, with a bad leg; end Mike Kinek
with a bad hand; tackle Alex Ketzko
who will play with his hand in a
cast, and tackle George Handler with
a bad shoulder. Don't be surprised if
they all ace action.
State Starts Veteran Line
At any rate, State will start a vet-
eran, albeit its second line. Stan
McRae and Helge Pearson, both con- Bob Westfall, Ann Arbor's cont]
verted tackles, will probably start at will be in the starting backfield at
the ends; Alex Ketzko, injured hand Harmon, Paul Kromer and Forest
and all, and George Gargett at the opens its season against the Spartan
tackles; Ed Abdo and Ed Pogor at
the guards and Bill Batchelor at cen-
ter will be the line. Only its tackles
are first stringers and that's because
much of Michigan's power is directed"
at the tackles. IN l
In the backfield, Bachman may
start a sophomore for the first time.
Even all-American Johnny Pingel
was not good enough as a first-year
man to start. The newcomer is 161-,
pound Duane "Buck" Crosthwaite, There Comes A Time,...
who kicked and passed State to its)
last quarter victory over Wayne. Don When the Wolverines troop out up-
Rossi will call the signals, Ed Pearce on the Stadium turf this afternoon
will play right half and Paul Der- they'll be unwitting participants in a
rickson will be the starting fullback. Professor Quiz program for which
The visitors are considerably out- they themselves, newspapermen, and
weighed. Their line averages ap- the football world have prepared the
proximately 195 pounds and their questions And the main question is
backfield an even 170. -how good are the Wolverines?
Second Team Will Get Test For the 1939 Wolverines the
The Wolverines appear to have only game means more than just the
two weaknesses-reserve line trouble 34th renewal of an annual
and pass defense. Both will be tested rivalry; it means that they will
this afternoon. -Bachman probably beable to determine their own
will shoot in his first line while Mich- strength and potentialities. Mich-
igan has its reserves in. The second igan doesn't enter today's con-
string line, from end to end, will be test with gay hilarity and bois-
Joe Rogers, Reuben Kelto, Bill Mel- terous over-yconfidencebut it is a
zow, Bob Ingalls, Fred Olds, George team thatis supremely confident
Ostroot and Ed Czak. Five of these that it is good. But they, and 10.-
are untested sophomores with Czak a 000 students, and 50,000,000 foot-
junior and Olds the only letterman, ball fans are wondering - how
in the backfield will be quarterback good?
Walt Kitti, Dave Strong and Norm
Call at the halves and Christy at full- The squad reported for practice
back. Call has been moved up since Sept. 10. For two weeks they prac-
Fred Trosko's ineligibility -was an- ticed twice a day and then, after
nounced last Thursday and Kitti was school opened, they switched to a
moved to the signal calling post a one-a-day schedule. Everyday they
week ago. According to Crisler, "Kitti have practiced, worked on funda-
is capable of working in a game." mentals, practiced plays, scrimmaged.
State is expected to fill the air with But now they crave action; they
passes with Crosthwaite and Jerry want fresh meat and if the Spartans
Drake as the pitchers. While they are a tough diet then it will make the,
have no end like Ole Nelson, McRae, digestion better.
who also ,does the kicking, has shown
much aptitude on the receiving end. Fritz Crisler put it this way
=when asked whether or not his
The probable started line-ups are: club was in shape. "We're as hard
MSC Michigan now as we'll ever be. Bachman C
MdcRae lENicholson says he needs two more weeks.C
Ketzko LT Savilla What we need is a game. And
Pogor LG Fritz maybe we'll get too much of a
Batchelor C Kodros game today."

Weber Finds
Frosh Punter
Cliff Wise, Kiski Graduate,
Boots 55 And 60 Yards
Coach Wally Weber sent his fresh-
men gridders through their first;punt-
ing drill yesterday and discovered he
had in the person of Cliff Wise, one
of the two Kiski graduates on the
squad, a punter extraordinaire.
Wise, who came to Michigan with
the reputation of being quite a punter,
sent long spirals 55 and 60 yards
down the practice field, and drew
not only the praise of Coach Weber
but also that of Varsity Coach Mar-
tineau who wanted "to sign him up."
Hap Langstaff and Bob Ufer two
of the fleet yearling backs showed
flashes of mid-season form running
back Wises' long boots. George Cei-
thaml, rangy quarterback blocked
like an Evashevski in protecting the
tailbacks in this drill.
'Weber has started scrimmaging
his squad and for the past few days
has sent Coach Courtright's teams
armed with Michigan State plays
aganist his own outfits equipped with
Michigan offensive formations.
Lansing Eastern 7, Jackson 0.
Detroit Southeastern 13; Detroit
Eastern 7.
Battle Creek 20; Marshall 0.


Field General

Grid Spotlight Falls
On De Correvant
NEW YORK, Oct. 6.- (P)-The
World Series, in two games, has pro-
duced rookie stars in Charley Keller
and Buck McCormick. Tomorrow
football sends four standout sopho-
mores into action and, as luck and
the schedule-makers would have it,
pairs them off in two of the day's
principal battles.
At Evanston, 11., it will be North-
western against Oklahoma, and Bill,
De Correvont against Jack Jacobs.
At the Polo Grounds in New York, it
will be Fordham and Blackie Blumen-
stock against Alabama and Jimmy;
All but De Correvont already have
had their varsity baptism. Therefore
it will be De Correvont, the mostI
highly-touted schoolboy player ever,
who will draw most of the attention
-and, according to reports from the
Northwestern camp, the 185-pound
halfback is ready to live up to his ad-
vance notices.
. Denison 21, Ohio Northern' 12.
Howard Payne 13, Tex. Wesleyan 0.

Emblem Comes To Life
As Wolverine Arrives
Michigan finally has a real, live
A living, breathing specimen of
Michigan's famed athletic symbol ar-
rived at the athletic offices yesterday,
from whence it was hastily removed
to a cage behind the University mu-
seum, where the little fellow rested
comfortably last night.
A delighted Fielding H. Yost de-
scribed the new mascot over the
telephone last night as being "a 40-
pound animal-looks a little like a
bear. We've never been able to get
a live one before," he chuckled glee-
fully, and added that the donor pre-
ferred to remain anonymous for the
According to Mr. Yost, the wol-
verine will be on display at the sta-
dium between halves
Richman 'Brothers
Clothes at $22.50
Phone 8633 806 Granger

ribution to the Wolverine grid squad,
the fullback post, along with Tom
Evashevski :today when Michigan.
s at the Stadium.

CoachCharley Bachman has
nominated Don Rossi to4a match
strategy with Forest Evashevski at
the quarterback position .in today's
game. Rossi, captain of the box-
ing team at Michigan State last
year, is expected to add the spark
needed by an inexperienced Spar-
t:n backfield.
Kansas. Beats
Marquete, 3-0
In CIose Til



"Be a good worrier." There have
been coaches with the nation'b top
teams who could out-Cassandra Cas-
sandra. In fact, half of a coach's job
(and we use the word job advisedly)
is not to let the alumni know how
good his team is. Then, too, Oct. 7
may not be the Wolverines' day. Or
State might be hot.
But underneath that furrowed
brow we'll bet Crisler is thinking
pretty happily about the club
he's got. His "charm" backfield
of Tom Harmon, Paul Krower,
Forest Evashevski and Bob West-
fall, Ed Christy or Bob Zimmer-
man would make any mentor
shivver with joy. His colorful
and powerful first string line
with Ed Frutig and John Nichol-
son at the ends, Bill Smith and
Joe Savilla at the tackles, Ralph
Fritz and Milo Sukup at the
guards and Archie Kodros at
center are aspirants for a line
coache's headache. Yes, it's a
pretty fine 'club that Crisler has
under one banner. It may be the
nation's best.
That's one reason why today's game
is so important to the Wolverines.
It'll be a barometer for the coming
season. It'll be an indication of
whether or not the line reserves can
stand up (and we think they've come
far enough since to beginning of the
season to stand up). In short, the
State game will tell everybody, from
Crisler tp Bennie Oosterbaan's year-
old son, just what they want to know
-how good is Michigan..........
Try Try Again ...
Last week, in the midst of stun-
ning gridiron upsets, This Corner
stood firm and correctly selected
an amazing number of winners.
Other of the reporters in Ann Ar-
bor fretted and fumed while we
went blithely on our merry or-
acular way.
But no one ever accused of us of
censorship. We'll give them their
chance to match pick against pick.
(Some of them belong with a pick and

shovel). -So, on page 7 we have the
selections of today's games from all
the sports reporters (pseudo :and
otherwise) in Ann Arbor. If the best
.man wins we won't gloat.


Add touching sights: Second-
string Horace Tinker, arm in
sling, standing in front of the
Union at 7:15 last night as the
band started to march down to
the pep meeting at the Field
Said Tinker: "I never thought
Id be here to see them march
to a pep meeting."
The training table at the Union
was strangely deserted last night with
only the injured and the fourth-
stringers eating there. Thirty of
them had gone to Barton Hills "to
* ** *
Gov. Luren Dickenson will be
here for the game today because
football "isn't brutal." All we
have to say is that Harmon and
Kromer had better not go
through their usual procedure of
'having their. jersies ripped. The
Governor might think it indecent.
And the boy scouts better not
come in shorts. Shocking, shock-

MILWAUKEE, Oct.6.-)-A 16-
yard field goal by Jim Brock, half-
back, after his team had driven more
than 50 yards downfield, gave Kansas
State a 3*to 0 victory over Marquette
before a crowd of 15,000 here tonight.
Melvin Seelye, brilliant Kansas
State back, led the Wildcat attack,
passing and running for substantial
gains in the drive that paid off.
Marquette slipped up on several
scoring chances earlier in the game. l
At one time the Milwaukeeans drove
from their own 10 to the Kansas
State 5 on a series of passes by Jim-
my Richardson and a fine open field
run by Harry Leysenaar of 24 yards,
but the State line held when backed
up to its own goal and blocked a field
goal attempt.
Seelye started. the last period drive
that brought a score when he passed
down on the 50. Elmer Nieman .then
to Brock for 12 yards and a first
passed to Seelye for a 16-yard gain.
Seelye broke loose over left tackle for
22 yards, from the 30 to the eight.
Three plays failed to gain at that
point and on fourth down, after a
penaltynBrock's kick from placement
with Seelye holding the ball, was
Marquette made a desperate last-
minute :attempt, after Bill Phillips
ran the kickoff back to Kansas
State's 26. A pass from Richardson
to Phillips made it a first down on
the 15. The Milwaukeeans drove to
the 10 but there lost the :ball on


Between State and Michigan Theatre.
Workm anship and Service is the idea-
Sanitation is the Law.

To the casual observer it would
appear that Crisler is worried about
this one. Well, perhaps he is. Rule
one in the coach's handbook reads


DOM. D. DASCOLA, Student Barber at Mich. Union for 7 years
For your considergtion:

CHICAGO, Oct. 6.-(AP)-Big Bill'
Lee pitched the Chicago Cubs to a 4'
to 2 victory over the White Sox to-
day, giving the National Leaguers a
one-game lead in their battle for the
city championship.
After splitting the first two games,
the Cubs went ahead in the series to-
day behind Lee's effective hurling and
the timely hitting of Gabby Hart-
nett's men.
The Sox got away to an early two-
run lead. Held to two hits in the
first four innings, the Cubs got to
southpaw Thornton Lee for their
first tally in the fifth. The Cubs
knocked the southpaw out of the
bax in the seventh.

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