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TfIV9DA Y, OCT. 25,-1939




First Real

Test In

Yale Bulldogs

Eenn Is Only
Team To Beat
PIs This Year
den n Blue Have Taken
Two Games By Power,
Line PlayAnd Passing
Coach Fritz Crisler is usually very
on-commnital about his team's
hances, but he's not.trying to conceal
he fact that the Wolverines will be
p against tough competition when
hey tangle with .the Yale Bulldog
aturday in the Stadium.
Yale has played Columbia, Army;
nd Penn, and their only loss was to
ie Quakers by a narrow 6-0 margin.
i all these games, 'Ducky' Pond's
xuad has shown a powerful running
ad passing attack behind a line that
eld the Cadets to 5 yards by rush-
g in their game with the Army
Linemen Drill Hard
It was with the hope of rendering
ale's forward wall as ineffective as
ossible, that the Wolverine line-
en were drilled hard atblocking in
esterday afternoon's practice ses-
on at South Ferry Field.
The first team lined p w ith Nich
!son and Rogers at the ends, Smith
id Savilla at tackle, Sukup and
ritz at guard, and Bob Ingalls at
Capt. Archie Kodros who has been
irsing an infected arm took an ac-
ve part in the scrimmage for the
rst time since Friday. However,
ost of the work at the center spot
as done by Bob Ingalls who has been
rforming quite capably in Kodros'
Joe Rogers continued to hold on to
e end berth that injuries forced:
i Frutig to vacate for the Chicago'
me. Frutig and Nicholson alter-
ted on right end. Jack Butler re-
ved Savilla for a while at left
Kromer Still Out
Paul Kromer was still kept out of
:e scrimmage, and Harmon,.Westfall
id Trosko worked in the first back-
eld, with Evashevski at the quarter-
ck post. The second backfield was
all, Zimmerman and Nelson with
rissen .calling signals. This back-.
eld did most of the scrimmaging
ith Zimmerman's line siiashes and
ard-blocking holding the spotlight.
With an eye to stopping the highly'
uted Yale aerial attack, Crisler
orked his teams for quite a while on
e defense with Dave Strong hurling;
sses against them for the reserves.

Star Flanker Returns To Action

.Ed Frutig, pass snatching junior from River Rouge will probably be
back at his usual end position against Yale Saturday. Frutig missed
the Chicago tilt last week because of a slight knee injury, but has
appeared in top shape in this week's practice sessions.
]Jichig~an Place-Kicking Problem
Partially Solved By Bill Melzow

Will Meet Here
For Yale Tilt
Everett Sweely, Halfback
Of 1901 Squad, Heads
List Of Stars Coming
A roundup of former Michigan
football greats will be held in con-
junction with the Ruthven testimon-
ial dinner Friday night at .Yost Field
z 4 use.
One of the highlights should. be
the get-together of the 1901 ''550-0"
team. Five of its seven living mem-
bers will be in Ann Arbor, according
to Fielding H. Yost. Coach Yost
awaits seeing his former star half-
back Everett Sweely, who is flying in
from Twin Falls, Idaho, for his first
visit to the Michigan campus since
his gridiron days.
Sweely, who starred in the 1901
Rose Bowl victory for Michigan, was
a great punter and. defensive man.
He went through two years of com-
petition without having a kick
blocked. The last kick of his career
went 95 yards, which is no mean.boot
in any man's league. Playing half-
back and end with equal versatility,
Sweely can be considered among the
really great Michigan stars of yester-
-Other prominent members of the'
1901 first team who will be welcomed
by their coach, Fielding H. Yost, will
be Willie Heston, baekfield star,
Charles Baird, who presented the
Carillon Tower to te'. University,
;Hernstrom, Graver, and Redner. The
reunion is being regarded with inter-
est by "M" men and all who follow
Michigan football.
Iowa Shows,
Well In Drill
Badger Squad Is Effective
In Defense,_Blocking
IOWA CITY. -(AIP- Wednesday's
practice by the University of Iowa
football squad was considered by
Coach Eddie Anderson as the best in
two weeks, with the players showing
top form in signal drills and putting
up a good defense against freshmen
using passing plays the HIawkeyes ex-
pect to encounter when they meet
Wisconsin at Madison Saturday.
MADISON.-01--Looking especial-
ly effective on pass defense, the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin Badgers went
through a long drill Wednesday
against a freshman football squad
using Iowa plays. Coach Harry
Stuhldreher was pleased with the snap
and precision displayed during a
session on blocking.
BLOOMINGTON. -(p)-- Indiana
University's football team tried ou
new defensive formations Wednesday
as Coach Bo McMillin laid plans for
stopping Ohio State's versatile backs
at Columbus Nov. 4. McMillin called
the Buckeye backfield "man for man'
probably the greatest in the coun-
EAST LANSING, Oct. 25. -()-
While the football reserves at Michi-
gan State College scrapped among
themselves for a chance to play
against Illinois Wesleyan here Satur-
day, the varsity found itself sent
back to brushing up on their tackling
and blocking this week.
Bachman was critical of the Spar-
tan's blocking in the Purdue encoun-
ter last week, declaring some of the
linemen were "trying to block with
their heads."


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he Residence Halls' bowling league'
rolling into it's second week. The,
sh ended their ,tournament last
ek with the Adams House remain-
the only defeated team.
lob Drake of the Allen-Rumsey
use took top honors for the eve-
g when he finished with the high
ividual game of 204 and high in-
idual series of 475.
'he Campus Bowling League now;
its third week, went through its:
rnament with a few changes in.
m standings. Larry Swanson of
Splits hit the high individual
ies of 617. The high team series
s held by the Skunks at 2633.
'he team standings for both leagues
as follows:.

An 85-0 slaughtering, such as Fritz
Crisler's Wolverines handed the hap-
less Chicago squad on Saturday last,
usually produces no outstanding star.
In such a game, the score itself is
the news. This was the case Satur-
day, to a great extent, but one feature.
of the contest (if such it may be,
called) was the fact that a Wolver-
ine guard named Bill Melzow suc-
cessfully place-kicked four points
after touchdown in four attempts.
This is .news which should be of
more than ordinary interest to Michi-°
gan grid fans because in recent years,
dropping those place-kicks through
the crossbars has ben a department
in which Michigan has been consid-
erably less than tops.
This was even' true on last year's
strong eleven, a point which is
brought home most forcibly when
one considers that rankling 7-6 de-
feat by Minnesota's Gophers.
Melzow, medium-height blond lad,
weighing in the neighborhood of 185
pounds, is only a sophomore which
means that he will be around for two
Purdue Mentor Flails
Grid Officiating Errors
OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 25.-(P)-A.H.
"KMal" 'lward, head football coach
for Purdue, aired his views on referee-
ing here today en rounte to San
Francisco with his team for the game
Saturday with Santa Clara, Elward
"Refereeing being what it is, what's
the sense of working all year so some
,bloke can spoil everything -you've
done in an hour on Saturday?
"Minnesota's better than Notre
Dame, and improving every game.
Fast, aggressive backs, a rapidly im-
proving line. But we should have
beat Minnesota. We got a bad deci-
Elward said that against Notre
Dame a referee who stood 35 yards
from the goal said the ball went over
the post when, according to Elward,
the placekick was not good. The deci-
sion, he added, gave Notre Dame the

more seasons to help add those extra
points. The, four he added against
the Maroons brought his total for
the season to six in seven attempts.
Bill was an all-state tackle at
Flint Central High where he played
before coming to Michigan. However,
he played guard on offense so that
he could pull out of the line and run,
In addition to place-kicking, Bill
is also renowned as a downfield
blocker, in which capacity he caused
opponents of Flint Central no little
Since coming to Michigan, Bill has
been playing guard both on offense
and defense for, as he himself ex-
presses it, "You've got to be a big
man to play tackle in Big Ten.com-
petition." Not that Bill is exactly
diminutive, but he is small enough to
make his services most valuable at
the guard position.
Asked why he chose the line rather
than the backfield, Bill doesn't hesi-
tate a second. "I had some very
definite ideas about football when
I started in High School," he replies.
"I think physical contact is the es-
sence of the game, and you get that
by playing in the line. None of this
backfield stuff for me."
All of which makes Mr. Melzow
the answer to a coach's prayer, as
far as temperament is concerned.
Not concerned with fame and glory,
he just wants to get out in front of
the ball-carrier and knock a few
opponents off their feet. That is
the stuff that makes a good lines-
man great.
Yale? Well, Bill thinks they have
a better line than any opponent
Michigan has met thus far. "It's
fairly big, very smart and has plenty
of spirit," he points out. But one,
man who will be doing his best to
slow the Eli advance guard up a little
will be a chunky guard named Bill

The Problem Child...
The Chicago-Big Ten football ques-
tion-dormant until the recent 85-0
debacle with Michigan-has not as
quickly gone back to the umbrage
under which it had previously shroud-
ed itself. Although, according to
Prof. Ralph .W. Aigler, chairman of
the Board in Control of Physical Sdu-
cation, the Big Ten itself will not take
the initiative in either suggesting or
demanding that Chicago withdraw,
there still are several forks along'the
road Chicago is now traveling.
"It all depends on what Chicago
wants to do," said Aigler. "The Con-
ference won't ask them to do any-
thing at all. There is, of course, one
thing that the newspapers have over-
looked in agitating for their with-
drawal from the Big Ten. Chicago
might drop out of football and still
continue as members. (Ed. note:;
This Corner offered the suggestion
on Oct. 24 that the Maroons onlyi
drop out of those sports which were
highly competitive and whose suc-
cess conflicted with its policy of ath-
letic de-emphasis.) There is nothing
in the by-laws of the Conference that
requires a university to compete in
s football."
Even a cursory examination of
the facts will show the truth of
this statement. Michigan, Minne-
sta and Illinois are the only uni-
versities with hockey teams; Chi
cago already does without a
wrestling squad; Michigan en-
gages in no gymnastic competi-
But if Chicago withdraws from
football, say at the December meet-
ing of the Conference, then what will
happen to the Michigan football
schedule which has already been
made out and which includes the
Maroons for the next three years?
"Well, if they intend to drop out
of football," replied Professor Aigler,
"we'll have no choice but to drop
them from our schedule."
But that leaves some teams with'
only seven games on the schedule.l
In such a contingency would there
be any possibility of a re-arrange-
ment of Conference games so that
those teams who were to play Chi-
cago could play each other?
"That might be done," he said,
"but when you start juggling
schedules you ;run into allot of
complications. You can ne r
tell what ramifications might
develop. Schedules are pretty
* * *
And Then Wht.
But, suppose Chicago doesn't drop
out, then would Michigan continue
to schedule them when the present
committments run out? After last
Saturday's game which was such a
dismal flop both financially and
technically, (it drew only 4,800), in-
terest would certainly continue to
drop until no one except the coaches
and the players would show up. And
even then, three of Michigan's varsity
didn't make this trip.
"The University doesn't only
,WY9 w et,/ l ~I

concider finances when schedul-
ing teams.1f we had, we wouldn't
have met :Chicago this year-or
even Iowa. -We could have had
plenty of gamnes that would have
nearly filled the stadium. Of
course, it's an important aspect
of 'theproblem but it's not the
whole problem."
Yes, the Chicago question is still
with us. Last May, at the Conference
meeting here, Chicago presented a
tentative plan for the possible par-
; ticipation of graduate students who
have had three years of competitioi
or to the allowing of men who have
:had three years competition in one
sport to be eligible for another sport.
It was just a feeler and since that
time there has been no public ex-
pression of approbation or criticism.,
This may come next December but
thus far no program .for the meeting
has been published.
But something's brewing and it
ain't the kindof stuff that Governor3
Dickison despises.
S *
What next?
Last week somebody wrote Tom
Harmon a leter and;told him he had,
;named his son' after the Hoosier
Hammer. Now some .gent from New
York names a horse after him. The
cogent part of the letter follows:
"I have named ;L;horse in your
honor and I have named him
Tom H. But since he:is only one
year old he will not run for a
'year. I assure you that when he
does run I will be sure to notify
you in time for you:tolay a"bet.
I wish you were here as I am
having great success with my
horses. (How does this tie in). I
would like to show you around
New nprk but AWichigan is better.
Hoping to hear from, you I re-
-Bill Johnson"
Harmon says that he'll hold his
breath until he gets the feedbox tip.
All we can say is that it's a horse
on ,Harmon.

Saffell & $ush

310 SOUTH STATE feStyles of Tomorrow Today"

Psi U And Phi Psi Victors
In SpeedballContests
Allen-Rumsey's 6-0 overtime vic-
tory over Wenley House featured
yesterday's play in the dormitory
touch football league. Howard Ide-
son broke loose for "a touchdown in
the last minutes of the overtime
period to break the tie and give the
win to Allen-Rumsey.'
Bob Dillingham turned in a good
game for the winners at his guard
post, while Marvin Taylor's running
and passing and Dave Eldredge's
fine defensive work at end were the
big factors in Wenley's losing battle.
The ocher game in this league
turned out to be another close one,
with Lloyd House nipping Chicago
by one point, 14-13. Frank McCabe
and Lilburn Ochs paced Lloyd to
the win in the highest scoring game
of the season so far.
In the speedball circuit Psi Upsilon
nosed out Kappa Sigma in a- close
interfraternity battle, 6-5. Chuck
Evans was the Psi U pacemaker, while
Nevin Stevenson turned in a good
game for theKappa Sigs.
Phi Kappa Psi, with Dick Bennett
and Chuck James dividing the star-
ring role, overpowered :Beta Theta
Pi, 9-1, in the remaining tilt on
yesterday's speedball card.
You alwa Ys know.
campus beau-
HIS crew-cut is


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