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October 19, 1939 - Image 7

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The Michigan Daily, 1939-10-19

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Taking Advantage Of His Opportunity, State Learns
Rogers Now Fights For Starting Berth Purdue Play
_I- niuries Weaken nrtanVAN

Few people have the knack of com-
ing into their own with lighthing-
like rapidity, but Joe Rogers, Coach
Fritz Crisler's towering, yellow-
thatched dark horse end, doesn't
seem to relish the long, hard road to
success. Speed appeals to him.
Only three weeks ago, Rogers would
have remained unnoticed to the cas-
ual observer if it weren't for his 6 ft.
3 in. frame and that blond head of
his which stood out among the pre-
dominately dark-haired Wolverine
Fights For Regular Berth ,
Today, the Royal Oak flanker is
fighting for a starting berth and
improving every day by leaps and
bounds. It remained for a break to
start him on his way, but he proved
himself to be the opportunist which
the Michigan team as a whole de-
serves to be termed after converting
two fumbles and a blocked punt
against Iowa.
The break came in the form of an
injury to senior John Nicholson, who
strained his groin in a collision with
a Spartan back in the Stadium open-
er two weeks ago. Coach Crisler,
sensing the defensive and pass-
catching possibilities of the tall and
speedy Rogers, sent Joe into the fray

and he started raising havoc *in no
time at all.
Impres'ses Against Iowa
Came the Iowa game, and Rogers,
in his first year of competition, found
himself in the starting lineup with
the recently recuperated Nicholson
watching from the bench. Joe stood
out on defense, wading in on several
occasions to break up the quickly-

:as a knack of getting out of trouble torI
faster than he gets into it."
Blocking Is Fast Improving EAST
Thus far, blocking has been Roger's Coach C
mnly drawback, but his plastic char- ning to
cteristics are taking care of that. gan Sta
'Ie's a fine pupil and learns quickly. may fox
Dickson states that his blocking was game ag
noticeably weak at the outset of fall pretend
practice, but is vastly improved now. Spartans
Rogers' conscientious work on the Bachm
ield is supplemented by the same (Ic.t us,
attitude in class. Joe has set the field t is web
of medicine as his goal and right now, aisaerel
in his pre-med work, is loaded down kr
with natural science and physics Alth
courses.nger sa
On and off the field, Joe lives for frthe c
speed. And from the football angle,fj s
Crisler relishes that fact. He likes'dtesu
his ends big and fast. m the f
thi~s we(
'ave foi
Shaughnessv Fears toe"
ry ; cn Purdc
camp, th
CHICAGO- (AP)-- Coach C la r k matter o
Shaughnessy said Wednesday he ex- ready fo
pected his Chicago Maroons, trounced ctte, bu
last week by Harvard, to take another and knee
drubbing Saturday from Michigan,
but he juggled his lineup anyway. Ten o
One reason for the shakeup was 17 a131
injuries to two of his backfield main- importar
stays-Johnny Davenport and Bob to play
Howard. Another was a decision to earce,i
experiment toward future games in Abdo, a
some of which, at least, the Maroons Willie D
stood to fare much better. Idle next terback.
week, Chicago then takes on Virginia, man Da
Ohio State, Oberlin and Illinois. FPound a
Waldorf Shifts Wildcats Schmi
In Drill For Wisconsin F<
EVANSTON-(A)-Tackling prac- COLUI
tice and a long session of defense Schmidt
against Wisconsin plays executed by State ph
the freshmen made up Northwes- apolis w
tern's drill Wednesday. Coach Lynn with Mir
Waldorf broke up his No. 1 squad standing
and had the so-called regulars scat- lateral p
tered from the first team down to the with mo
last reserve eleven. had agai


... May Start At End
formed interference of the Hawkeye
backs. In scooting down under punts,
too, Joe was always among the lead-
ers with his long stride characteristic
of Elmer Gedeon in past years.
End Coach Campbell Dickson lik-
ens the 193-pound Rogers to Ed Fru-
tig at this same time last year and
firmly believes that Joe will develop
into a really brilliant end. He has
one more season in which to polish
his play to the proximity of excel-
lence. And he has already made a
promising start.
"Rogers is well balanced for a tall
fellow," Dickson observes, and adds,
"he is amazingly fast. In fact, he's
the speediest end we have. Quick
on the getaway, he changes his pace
gracefully and it is this ability which
has already enabled him to get out
of tight squeezes when he has been
sucked in too far by the play. He
I-M Sporcs
Regardless. of weather conditions
the All-Campus Fall golf tournament
will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, at the
University course at 1 p.m. There
are to be 18 holes of medal play. En-
tries will be accepted up to starting
time Saturday. Last year's title win-
ner, Art Davidson, has entered again.
The Graduate golf tournament
will be held at the same time
and place as the All-Campus
tournament. In both the men
will play in threesomes. The
regular greens fees of 50 cents
will be charged.
The senior managers of the In-
tramural staff, John Droste and Rob-
ert Luery, are both student members
of the Board of Directors of the Board
in Control of Physical Education.
The Interfraternity track meet
pole vault and high jump events
are to be run off at Ferry Field
at 4:30 p.m. today. These events
were unable to be concluded at
last week's running of the Greek
letter meet.
About 20 boxers have been work-
ing out daily at the I-M building
under Marty Levandowski, boxing
coach of the Intramural staff. Marty
is one, of the few fighters who hold
decisions over Jimmy Braddock, for-
mer World's Heavyweight champion.

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