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November 16, 1939 - Image 7

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Team Will Hold First Praetice At Coliseum Tonight

4rONu~d JIwes D ggoThe Third
Sophomore ~Prospects
To Fill Reserve Pests
~With seven returning lettermen and.
a large squad of sophomores to .ehpose ~ '' ~ . . . .
from, Coach Eddie Lowrey will be-
gin the task of b~uilding this yegar's /
h Ickey team in the first practice of
the year at 6:30 p.m. tonight on the
C T e players will not dress for the
pigctice which will be devoted main-
ly to skatmng around the .rink in
warmup drills. The regular long prac-
tice sessions will begin next .week
after Lowrey has had a better look at
the tryouts.
The Wolverine coach will not have.
an . easy job constructi g his team,
because all of his reserve strength will
have to come from the yet untried
so ho oes. However, hee exprese
the belie f tt hi A" st yea 's Fosh
tegm contained a number of prospects
who Gshould ave no trouble earning Doinc DiMggio s the third of
positions on his first two lines, h -i~gi elnt ec a
t- 0 tp the D g f ca orac h
James Is Mainstay or leagues, following s brothers
The mainstay of the team will lie Joe and Viee to the big tinie by
in' the goal-keeping of Capt. Eldon signing with the Boston IRed Sox.
"spke" James who is beginning his Dominic won the most valuable
third season in the Wolverine nets. player award in the Pacific Coast
Captain James hails from Ottawa, League last year.
Canada and played the first year un-
der Lowrey ,ith his brother Gib who .n
graduated in 1938 leaving behind him hu d Ly t c
an enviable scoring record.d LTem StartsEa
Larry Calvert, Art Ross, ert Stod-TrE
den, Jn iovett, Jim Tobin and Gil This is the first time that the hock-
Samulso aretheothe veeran ofey team has started practice so early
a o re ervetenin the season, and the opening game
haetre with the London Ontario A.C., on
Dec. 2 should find a starting team
better conditioned than any that has
tkated onto the ice for the curtain
nuroroein quite a number of years.
The 22-game schedule has not been
completely arranged, but in selecting
his opponents Coach Lowrey has not
Ousow Prices avoided any of the strong teams. The
Wolverines will face two Big Ten sex-
i heoa-ketets, playing four-game home-and-
s nn home series with Minnesota, and Illi-
SUITS and LrtMSfrts
T~r~u u~ RThe touch football game between
CTrLowrei oPtobert Owen Co-op House and the
Hill Billy A.C. for the independent
L___ title which was scheduled for this af-
$Le Jm b a G tenoon has been postponed. The
a s tn game for the dormitory champion-
ship between Lloyd House and Fletch-
er Hall also to be played today will be
What a smart assembly of held according to schedule.
* * * *
handsome new Suits and Top- The finals of the All-Campus
coats await your selection . . tennis tournament will be played
All the latest models in correct et 3:15 p.m. today when Roy
Flad it sheBradley, winner of the.frosh to,-t
FallandWiner hads -- .- . nament, will meet Tom Gammon.
Come in today and see them. * * **s
In the Fraternity Swimming Tour-
nament last night Phi Sigma Deltal
--y a was defeated by Phi Kappa Sigma 30
R-H E$W 50 to 8. In the other meets, Sigma Nu
EC~lIPIY Ibeat Acacia 43 to.18, Theta Xi topped
Suit pr Topoat ..phi Lambda 41 to 20, and Phi Kappa
- * - Psi defeated Beta Theta Pi 43 to 1.5.
You can always sahe money by Indiani Linemen Injured
spending wisely at H ClothesLMo
zaruk, end, and Capt. Jim Logan,
RABIDEAUJ1ARRIS uardtprobably will be unable to play
CLOTH IERS . with Indiana against Michigan State
R19 South Main Street at East Lansing Saturday, Coach Be
McMillin said Wednesday. Neither
thas recovered from injuries suffered
-p last week..

tWins SpeedballSemi-Finals

Reutter Stars
Against Acasia
In 9-7_Victory
Winners Move One Step
Nearer Second Straight
Interfraternity Crown
Sigma Chi ,advanced to within one
step of winning the interfraterniy
speedball title for the second succes-
sive year yesterday by downing Aca-
cia, 9-7. Bob Reutter scored five
times and set up another as he paced
his mates to the win in' one of the
wildest battles the league has pro-
duced this season. The victory gave
the defending champs an edge in the
series the two clubs started last sea-
son, when they split in two games.
Acacia got off to an early lead, and
was ahead at the half, 5-4, but the
star-studded Sigma Chi outfit got
itlling in the third period and once
in front, were never headed.
Threat Stoppe.dE
An Acacia threat in the final quar-
ter, when they were still only one
point behind, was squelched when
Charlie Knapp, Sigma Chi goalie,
turned in a sparkling stop of Ralph
Seyfried's free kick, which looked at
first as though it was going to tie the
score. Reutter then chalked up his
fifth score of the day, and passed to
Irv Busse for another to put the Sigs
three up. George Matthews' counter
for Acacia late in the period only
served to make the final result a little
Cory Stars
Besides Bob Reutter, the honors for
the powerful defending champs went
to Johnny Cory, Jack Cooper, and Al
Kelso, whose kicking set the losers
back on their heels throughout the
John Paup, '145-pounder on Coach
Cliff Keene's wrestling squad, scored
twice for Acacia to share laurels with
Doug Jeffrey, who counted three
times. Bill Brown was the defensive
stalwart on the losing squad.
The victory sent Sigma Chi into
the finals with Phi Kappa Psi. This
tilt will be played under the lights at
Wines Field at 8 p.m. on Monday,
Nov. 20.
Indiana Official Urges
Football Subsidization
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Nov. 15.-
(MP)-Roy O. Pike of Bloomington,
member of the Indiana University
athletic board, today advocated free
room, board and tuition for varsity
football squads of colleges and uni-
He would limit the benefits to 36
players, excluding freshmen and
sophomores, and would allow only
junior and seniors to play on;the var-

Purdue Setup Changed
LAFAYE=TE.-(/P)-Coach Mal El-
ward changed the Purdue football
team's defensive set-up Wednesdayj
in practice for the Wisconsin game'
at Madison Saturday. He told the
squad that Northwestern and owa
gained too much yardag from Pur-
due between the 20-yard stripes,

Illini Drill On Buck Plays
CHAMPAIGN-Ohio State's tricky
laterals and reverses as exemplified
by Illinois freshmen were no puzzle
Wednesday .for the varsity, which
pushed the yearlings all over the field
in an hour long football scrimmage.
The Illini also rehearsed new plays
designed to outwit Ohio State's big
line 'at Columbus Saturday.

Freshman Backfield Candidates
Have Eveythi g Except Height

"Big and fast. That's the way we.
like 'em," chant the fooall coaches.
"Give us backfield men that are big'
and fast, and we'll get down to busi-'
ness." But you don't know how tough
it is to get good players that have;
those two important prerequisites.
Coach Wally Weber is singing bass
in the coaches choir this year,sfor
listed on the freshman roster are
no less than five fast, shifty, hard
running backs all under five feet,
eight inches.
They've got the speed, they've got
the drive, yes, they can cut and spin,
but alas, they lack height. Small
men in Big Ten football just don't
count in this era of aerial bombard-
ments. Fellows even with the ability
of Here Renda find it tough to break
int theilineup because the -coaches
fear their handicap in case' of a
passing attack.
Dawley Weighs 170
The most likely freshman to suc-
ceed in this select group of "Shorties"
is Fred Dawley, who stands five
feet seven inches and carries 170
pounds well pioportioned. Dawley
is of the Dave Nelson type, swivel
hipped, and tough to stop.
Dave Derby of Benton Harbor is
another of the tough-going young-
sters, reaching the standardized 5
ft. 7 in. and tipping the scales at
167. Stan Clamage of Detroit equals
Derby's measurements. Clamage has
exceptional speed and is now being
tried at the quarterback post, the
blocking position which he seems to
Day Is Shifty
Probably the shiftiest of the lot,'
and the boy with the best knack of
spotting openings is speedy Frank
Day of Detroit. Day surprised the
varsity a week ago with a 100 yard
broken field run of a kickoff. Be-
sides his running ability, F.rank can
pass and tackle with the best of
Michigan State Begins
'Stop Indiana" Campaign
FAST LANSING, Nov. 15. -VP)-
Michigan State's football uniforms
were out of the bags today almost
before the squad alighted from the
train and inside of an hour the Spar-
tans had started their "Stop Indi-
ana" campaign in earnest.
On their return trip from Santa
Clara, the Spartans heard little but
plans to ovetcome the Hoosiers' pass-
rig game, as focused .around Hal
Hursh, the Indiana aerial leader.
-Hursh is .reported to be one of the
best passers in the Big Ten.
Coach Charley Bachman put his
squad on old College Field immediate-
ly upon arrival home with instruc-
tions to get the feel of the pass de-
fense he had worked out en route.

them. Oh, yes, of course he is an-
other of the 5 ft. 7 in. clan carrying
but 155 pounds.
Last but not least of these "vest
pocket" backs is little Hap Langstaff,
of Pittsburgh. Langtstaff played
spring football with the Pitt frosh
last year and is reported to have
raised havoc with Cassiano, Goldberg
and Co. with his phenomenal 'defen-
sive work.
Hap Runs Hard
Hap is without a doubt one of the
best defensive backs on the field,
and in addition, is about the hardest
running freshman under the guid-
ance of Coach Weber.
Langstaff explains his five foot six
inch stature by saying "My mother
and dad are shorter than I, so it
doesn't look like I have much of a
chance to grow taller."
One half the battle to football
fame is won with a natural gift of
speed, but the other fifty per cent
has ' been denied these courageous
backs who are destined to remain in
the background of gridiron greats
who. stand literally "heads and shoul-
ders" over them.

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