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October 12, 1939 - Image 6

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rosko Shows

Well In Taking Over Kromer's

Tailback Spot

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ajor League Ivory Stock Hits
Peak As All Clubs Plan Trades

Greenberg And Lombardi
Among Those Reported
On Block As Rumors Fly
NEW YORK, Oct. 11.-(P)-The
Yankee's World Series cyclone has
blown .out to sea, but the trade winds
that were bound to follow drifted
across the baseball world today ardi
found just about every club with an
open stall in the ivory market.
All the way from the Yankees, who
need new talent like pickles need ice
,reamn, down to the Phillies, who
are really out to show the Quaker
City folks a ball player or two, each
and every club was shopping, ready
to trade or sell, buy or barter.
First, basemen, particularly, were
being placed on the counters to see
what sort of offers they could lure.
Babe Dahlgren of the Yankees, big
Hankus-Pankus Greenberg of the De-
troit Tigers, and Zeke Bonura ,the
New York Giants' banana man, all
were prominently mentioned in trade
One of the managers receiving es-


For year 'round
comfort. "Swell"
-o l o n i g

i pecial attention is "Onkel" Frankie
Frisch, who returns to the game as
boss man of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Brooklyn, the New York Giants, and
one or two others are interested in
e some of the stock he'll find at Forbes
Field, notably the Waner brothers,
i shortstop Arky Vaughan, rookie out-
fielder Morrie Van Robays and pitch-
er Truett Sewell. But the boys'll
have to get up awful early in the
morning if they want to put some-
thing over on "Onkel" Frankie.
Cards Will Keep Medwick
One rumor,; which has been getting
hotter and hotter of late, seems defin-
itely chilled now. That's the one
concerning Ducky Medwick, the St.
Louis Cardinals' muscles man. Sam
'Breadon, from all reports, has defin-
itely decided to turn down offers from
the Brooklyn Dodgers or anyone else
for him.
Most clubs seem set to let the rumor
foundry operate three shifts daily
between now and the winter meetings
in Cincinnati in , December. Thus,
the baseball bosses feel, they can
maintain a share of the headlines
throughout King Football's reign.
At this -writing, part of the situa-
tion seems to shape up this way:
Yankees: The Yankee front office
watched Lou Gehrig on first base so
long, anyone with less ability is un-
satisfactory. So, they're going to
try to pass Babe Dahlgren, who -did
better than an average job on the
sack this year, over to the St. Louis
Browns for the heavier-hitting George
McQuinn, a one-time Yankee chattel.
Lombardi May Be Traded
Cincinnati Reds: No 1940 player
contracts hlave been offered yet, and
a house-cleaning, particularly in the
outfield, seems in order. Catcher
Ernie Lombardi, the World Series'
humorous touch, may go, and there'll
be trading or buying for an outfielder.
Detroit Tigers: Seem set on getting
rid of Greenberg, but Detroit fans
may be sure the Tigers' head men_
are going to get their "pound of
flesh" for him. One report is that
Hanke will wind up in Washington
in exchange for shortstop Cecil Tra- i
vis, southpaw pitcher Ken Chase, and
a bundle of cash. Another whisper {
says Travis will go to the Tigers in
exchange for Rudy York.
Brooklyn Dogers: Having been in- k
jected with the first-division needle t
in '39, they're looking at the pennant .
for '.nThey've made bids for Med
wick: and Larry MacPhail will offer
second-sacker Pete Coscarart for Paulc
Wan'er; also may put Gene Moore on
the block for JoJo Moore of the
Giants or Debs Garms from the Bos-
ton Bees; would like shortstop Arky
Vaughan from Pittsburgh, too.
Terry Likes Sewell And Casey S
New York Giants: Sweet William3
Terry likes hurler Truett Sewell from
Pittsburgh or Hugh Casey from t
Brooklyn; would be willing to givea
up pitchers Hy Vandenberg or Manu-y
el Salvol. indications are first-sacker
Bonura and second-baseman Burgess
'Whitehead may not be back.
St. Louis Cardinals: Need pitcher,
but, although there's been lots of talk
about Medwick, it now appears they'll
keep him.
Cleveland Indians: Need right- t
hand hitting outfielde, and may see
what they'can do with Willis Hud-
lin,- the Tribe's pitching dean, as
Washington Senators: All except
Dutch Leonard and Buddy Lewis are
Chicago Cubs: Several holes to be
filled, but right now Gabby Hartnett a
is more worried about his own job
than about deals. t
Gophers Hold Scrimmage t
nie Bierman dished out another
scrimmage against the freshmen for
Minnesota's football players Wed-
nesday as the main part of his prep-
aration for the Gophers' Big Ten op-

ener against Purdue. II

Flint Senior
Breaks Loose
in Scimag
Halfback's Eligibility Still
Questionable; Nicholson
May PlayAgainst Iowa
While the loss of a Paul Kromer
would bring crocodile tears to any
self-respecting coach's eyes, the in-
spired play of Freddie Trosko has
been a veritable eye-wiper for Michi-
gan's mentors. Trosko, who will take
over at Kromer's tailback spot ifhe
regains his eligibility, put on a fine
Show of running as the Varsity went
through a short drill on offense
against a team of reserves.
With Tom Harmon pitching them
strikes, Trosko and little Herc Renda
were able to shake themselves loose
time and again for long gains. Trosko
was particularly elusive, twisting and
turning with great effectiveness.
Whether he will be eligible to play or
not depends upon the result of an ex-

Wally Weber was holding court,
noon and hungry vassals hung onI
see the wizard today as he heads for
Illinois team in their forage against

"But I won't take these two little footsies off the ground,"
asserted Wally as he did a little jig and then wound up with the Big,
Apple to demonstrate his point. "I'm away today (ed. note: Like
Zuppke, Wally has his poetic strain) but on the train. It's Hollywood,
here I come. Whoo, whoo!!"
Wally has been scouting the Illini for about ten years now and knows
more about the Indians than Zuppke himself. This point is likely to be
admitted by many on the Illinois board of trustees but at any rate Weber
can practically pick out the newest empty spot on the Dutchman's head.
"Speaking of Zuppke's head," says Wally, "he's got a new hat for this
trip to the coast. Makes him look like a million bucks. He's all excited."
Then he started talking about his freshman squad. Between making
forays to Champaign and composing quatrains, Walter takes care of
enterprising freshman who will give their pyhsical all for country and
school. "We have some who might be pretty good," said the modern
Shakespeare, taking us completely into his confidence, "but wait until they
do something before you write about them." Some of them aren't here
today. You know where they are? They're in absentia. But they'll be back.,
"We really hear some pips around the frosh squad. Today, I was
explaining one play to a halfback and all of a sudden he stopped and
shouted, "Hey, wait a minute, there's only three of us in the backfield.
One of us is missing.' Everybody stopped. Then he shouted, 'Aw, hell.
It's all right. It's me that's missing'."
With that parting word, he left us to commune with Thoreau and reread
Finnegan's Wake.
* * * *
The Centers Of Attention . .
Archie Kodros came three steps closer to conformism yesterday when he
almost smashed his pet two icons on the library steps yesterday-strict
training and misogynism. There was Aristotle, esconsced on the steps of
learning, lighting a cigarette for some object of beatitude with the self-
conscious excuse, "Really, I'm not very adept at this."

Wally Speaks His Bit ...

again at Ferry Field yesterday after-
his every word. Mr. Weber is off to
California to scout Wily Bob Zuppke's
Southern California Saturday.

I-M Track Meet
Is HeldToday
Event Changes May Draw,
Many More Entries
A record enrollment is expected to
come out for this year's Fraternity
Outdoor Track Meet, which will be
held this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. at
Ferry Field, with over 20 fraternities
already entered.
Last year's meet, which was won
by Phi Gamma Delta, drew teams
from 26 houses, with almost 200 men
participating.' Directors of the meet
predicted that recent changes inthe
program would be respopsible for an
even larger turnout today
The changes in the events were in-
stituted in an attempt to present al
more ;attractive program, and con-
sist of the removal of the 440 and 880
yard dashes and the mile run in favor
of four entirely new events, the shuttle
relay, the potato race relay, the horse
and rider relay and the progressive
broad jump.
The events remainmg from last
year's meet are the running broad
jump, high jump, pole vault, shot
put, discus throw, baseball throw,
100 yard dash and 120 yard high
* * * *
The annual baseball field meet for
all undergraduate students except
those who have won a Varsity mono-

meet will be held Monday, Oct. 16.
I- a

701 Packard

0. S. U. Gridgers
To Play On Picnics
COLUMBUS, O.-Working on the
theory that "all work and no play
makes Jack a dull boy," the athletic
department of Ohio. State University
has planned a series of Sunday eve-
ning picnics and parties for the foot-
ball squad.
These parties are in the form of
steak roasts after which members of
the squad, athletic department heads
(and their families gather in the Uni-
versity Golf Course clubhouse for an
old fashioned sing festival, bridge,
and other games.
Bucky Harris To Manage
Senators Again In 1940
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11.-(P)-
President Clark Griffith of the Wash-
ington Senators, announced today
that he had signed Stanley (Bucky)
Harris to manage the Senators in
1940. No mention of salary was made.
Harris, who brought Washington
its first pennant in 1924, finished
sixth with the Senators this year
gram in baseball will be held at 4:15
p.m. tomorrow at South Ferry Field.
Events included in the program are:
baseball target throw, baseball pitch,
catcher's throw for accuracy, throw
for distance, fungo hit, bunt and run,
and running bases for time.
In case of inclement weather the
meet will be held Monday, Oct. 16,

* *



Yesterday, Herb Lev moved into This Corner for a day but in one case
the result was catastrophic. Horace C. Tinker, reserve center on the foot-
ball team, took exception to one of Herb's remarks which implied that a
female implied that Horace was the most handsome football player. Herein
his exceptions receive public airing. Pass the ball, Mr. Tinker.
Dear Corner:
In regards to the Corner's comment on a campus radio program
held in front of the Union the Friday nite preceding the State game,
it seems very desirable that a few misconstrued statements should be
given their truthful interpretations.. Who would ever be unfamiliar
enough with our gridiron performers to declare that I might possibly
be the most handsome member of Michigan's pigskin disciples? Just
gaze through the pictures of the Michigan-Michigan State program and
draw your own conclusions. You will agree with me that besides being
excellent performers on the gridiron the team is well represented with
many of the m eandsome members of the stronger sex. And then,
if you are still nut thoroughly convinced ask any of them at your
earliest possible clxlpce.
To get back to the young lady who was accused of saying "I would
rather not say who is the most handsome as it would be embarrassing
to someone who is standing nearby." If the columnnist would have only
been more observing he would've seen that the young lady interviewed
on the program was accompanied by a fine looking young escort. I
ask, would you em.arrass your escort by indicating publicly some other
member of the mgple species whom you thought was handsome? Of
course not, especially if this escort (as I think was the case) was
someone whom she thought was the most handsome man in the whole
wide world and at the same time wanted him to know it. This is the

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than ample-sleeves that never draw. And
yet none of that sloppy "a-size-too-large"
effect. The new three-button Shetlands
really are most attractive. $55.


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