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September 19, 1939 - Image 20

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Wildcats Have
Good Linemen,
Veteran Backs
Powerful Evanston Squad
Eyes Conference Title;
Haman Will Be Captain
Out in Evanston, Ill., Northwestern
football fans are already laying plans
for a Big Ten victory celebration as
Lynn Waldorf's Wildcats, with one
of the greatest set of backs in the
country and a stout line to boot, pre-
pare for their opening game of the
Blessed with such speedy, hard-
running ball-toters as Oliver Hahn-
enstein, Nick Conteas, Jack Ryan.
Bill De Correvont, Jack McGurn, Dick
Richards and Don Clawson, Waldorf
has enough backfield talent to spring
a whole bagful of plays against an
imposing array of opponents which
include Oklahoma, Ohio State, Wis-
consin, Illinois, Minnesota, Purdue,
Iowa, and Notre Dame.
Led by Capt. Johnny Haman,
powerhouse pivot man, Northwes-
tern's forward wall promises to be
every bit as impregnable as it was
last 'year when only one touchdown
passed through the Wildcat line. Re-
turning veterans are ends Daly, Grefe
and Smith, tackles Cutlich, Young
and Aarts, and guards Goldak, Gur-
it, and Method.
Evanston rooters have plenty to
yell about this year. With such plen-
tiful stars, Northwestern can't help
but knock at the title door behind
which reside the Minnesota Gophers.
Strong Purdue Eleven
Faces Tough Schedule
Probably the toughest schedule of
any team in the Big Ten is the lot of
the Purdue football team during the
1939 season. They open against the
extremely powerful Notre Dame elev-
en and then go on to meet Minnesota,
defending Big Ten Champions, and
Michigan State. The halfway mark
is reached against the always pow-
erful Santa Clara Broncos on Oct. 28.
The second half of this schedule
isn't a bit more pleasant for the
Boilermakers meet Iowa, Northwes-
tern, Wisconsin and Indiana in that
order. Iowa is the only one of the
eight teams on the Purdue list that
is likely to be weak this season.
Purdue promises to put a stronger
squad on the field than they did in
'38. The Boilermakers will have a
very smart backfield with the three
'B's, Brock, Brown and, Byelene re-
the lie, however, will present a
different situation. Coach Mal EI-
ward must rebuild at the center and
tackle positions although he has his
regular guards and ends returning.
Purdue will undoubtedly be one of
the strongest teams in the Confer-
ence and should go places if the riv-
eters can successfully buck that
Gophers Defend Crown
With Weak Untried Line
_ Uneasy rides the Minnesota band-
wagon this year, for each step in
the Gophers' tough schedule will, be a
precarious one as Bernie Bierman's
club, bereft of a veteran-studded line,
attempts to win its third consecutive
Big Ten crown.
The backfield presents no serious
problem with Van Every, Franck,
Christiansen and Bruce Smith pre-
senting a unit equipped with power,
speed and deception.Other tried-
and-true lettermen are Phil Belfiore,
who May become No. 1 quarterback
before the season gets under way,
George Gould and John Bartlett. The

Gophers, with the passing of Van
Every, the punting of Franck, Chris-
tiansen's vicious line-bucking, and
the triple threat of sophomore Smith,
still maintain their much-feared at-
tack. -
But the Minnesota line is definite-
ly a question mark. Gone are such
pillars of strength as Twedell, Roark,
Bell and Nash. In their places go
untried sophomores whose job it is to
open up gaping holes as of yore.

Scene Of Wolverine Tank Triumphs

The Intramural swimming pool in which the Michigan squad won
the National Intercollegiate championship last year, and turned in
many other outstanding victories in the past. The pool is open at cer-
tain hours each day for students.
CHAMPIONS. 1938-39
All Around Individual Champion.......... . ... .....Paul Keller
All-Year Independent Team Champions .. ............Senators
Runner-up......... .. ...... .. .....Physical Eds
All Year Fraternity Champions..:........ . . ......Psi Upsilon
Runner-up........................Phi Delta Theta
Professional Fraternity Champions , ..:............Alpha Omega
Runner-up...... .... .......Delta Sigma Delta
Badminton: All-Campus Champion.................Sam Rotberg
Graduate Champion. . .... ...Lester Scott
Baseball: Fraternity Champion ........... ..:.:............Theta Chi
Independent Champion...................Has Beens
Faculty...... . ... . ....... .Bacteriology
Basketball: Fraternity Champion
-A. . . . ........ .. ... .,... . Sigma Chi
-B. .............. . . .. . . Sigma Chi
Bowling: All-Campus Singles.... .....................Joe Paulus
Doubles ............. .................... Paulus-Parker
Graduate Singles.....................P. Cartright
Fraternity ...:...... ................. Zeta Psi
Codeball: All-Campus..................... ... . George Cash
Fencig: Epee Champion ...... .................John Dreher
Sabre ..... ........................... Ray Chambers
Foil .................. ........ John Dreher
Three Weapons .............".... ......John Dreher
Football: Independent Champions-..:......... ... Senators
Foul Throwing: All-Campus..-....Robert Larkin
Independent Chamipion..... ....... ...Physical Eds
Fraternity Champion ...... ... . . .. .....'Chi Phi
Golf: AllA Campus (fall),.... ............. ..Art Davidson
(spring) :...............]......g..Brad Palmer
Fraternity... ........ ......... . Psi Upsilon
Ice Hockey: All-Campus Champions ....... . Phi Kappa Psi

Baseball Team
Must Replace
Five Reoulars
Step pon, Sofiak To Form
Keystone Combination
Pink, Trosko Return
Evvn. as the managers of the sev-
en 'second division" clubs in the
American League are beginning to
think of rebuilding for next year's
campaign, Coach Ray Fisher of the
Michigan baseball team is now con-
templating methods of replacing five
regulars, lost by graduation from the
1939 squad.
First baseman Elmer Gedeon, who
is now the property of the Washing-
ton Nationals and spent the major-
ity of the past season with Orlando
in the Florida State League, second
baseman Pete Lisagor, and last year's.
captain and third baseman, Walt
Peckinpaugh, have all graduated, as
have catcher Leo- Beebe and pitcher
and outfielder Danny Smick.
Must Rebuild Infield
Fisher's first job will be to fill the
holes left in the graduation-riddled
infield. His problem is partly solved
already, for junior Bill Steppon, a
second baseman by trade, saw con-
siderable service as a utility man fast
year and although he batted only
.250 for the Big Ten season, he got
more than his share of extra-base
Steppon will team up with Mike
Sofiak, peppery junior shortstop in
what should develop into a very
smooth second base combination.
First base will probably remain a
problem right up to the start of the
1940 season, with the veteran "Hank"
Greenberg, junior George Ruehle,
and Herman "Lefty" Grafeld of last
year's freshman club all fighting for
the position left vacant by Gedeon.
Problem At Third
Somewhat of a headache confronts
Pisher when the question of a third;
baseman comes up. Walt Peckin-
paugh, a .290 batter and a dependable
fielder last year, will be hard to re-°
;lace. Junior Art Bergeson, and
sophomore Francis "Bud" Chamber-
lain, although both inexperienced,
are expected to be the ,leading can.'
Behind the plate Fisher must
some up with a field general to rival
, eb Beebe's ability. Here, he ,has
'orest Evashevski, Leo's understudy
and a 1iotential slugger with a fine
zrm. Another first-line candidate
.vill be sophomore George Iarlns.
-ormer American Legion star back-
,top.' Howard Mehaffey, Clarence.
Bergsma, and Ann Arbor's own Bob

Star Michigan Outfielder

material for the outfield berths, with
captain-elect Charley Pink and Fred-
die Trosko, the pride of Flint, almost
sure of starting berths. Pink smashed
himself a neat .377 batting average
in competition -last- season; and has-
been thumping the cover off the ball;
in Detroit amateur circles this sum-
One of the better prospects for the:


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vacant outfield berth is gridder Uor-
ace Tinker, a veteran of the Battle
Creek sandlot leagues. Bill Cartmill,
who does his chores on the basketball
floor in the winter-time, will also be
4i the thick- of the war for a place
in the line-up, as will sophomore Dave
Only Danny Smick is missing from
the 1939 .mound staff.

Charlie Pink, who is rated as the
best lead-off man in Wolverine
baseball history by Coach Ray
Fisher, will hold down the regular
center field berth and captain the
team. He is an excellent bunter
and one of the best hitters on the
Westfall also have seen exerience in
the backstop position.
There is a gold-studded array of



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Ralph Heikkinen
Play . Pro Football
(Continued from Page 9)
the second semester. Of one thing
he's certain-one year of professionala
ball will be enough. After that it's
back to the University of Michigan.
His first professional start last
week was a brief one, since he'd only
begun practising with the Dodgers a
day .or so before. The only time the
Pirates lanced a play at his side of
the line they found the vest pocket
guard ready and waiting.
Jack Brennan, the other of the
"stone wall guards" who did so much
to make the Wolverine line impreg-
nable last year, also is in the ranks
of the money players. He's with the
Green Bay Packers and reports have
him doing very well.
Yearling Trackmen
ShouldReport Now
All prospective trackmen in the
class of '43 should report to Ferry
Field any afternoon this week, C. C.
Stackhouse, freshman track coach,
announced today.
While track is considered a spring
sport at most schools, it is the prac-
tice for the cindermen to work out
'the year round, and a regular pro-
gram is planned for the yearlings,
according to Coach. Stackhouse.

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If you're going back to school you have plenty of problems
to solve!
Should you major in English -- or might it not be better to take
that new course in Taxation?
Shall you keep up your correspondence with that little blond
you met at the lake this summer . . . or just forget about her?-
Will Dad let you have a car? . .. or perhaps it might be better
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