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September 30, 1939 - Image 3

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By Mel Fineberg


'or Better Or Wore...-
Christmas may come but once a
tar but Saturday opines every week.
aid every Saturday in the fall means
otball games. And football games
eans predictions. The attainment
*this conclusion was reached by
Lat is known as inductive reason.
!"might as well state now that
LIS appearance of inductive reason
ll not happen again in our predic-
As we wallow into this haven
of far-seeing sooth-saying, This
Corner Is frnught with fears.
The tradition in which The Daily
sports column resides Is tremen-
dous, colossal. We remember
Irvin jisagor's Aside Lines, lie
once picked two games correctly
In succession. This was quite
good and his friends never heard
the end of it. The Press Passes
at tempts of Bud Benjamin were
much better. Not that he ever
got any/ predictions verified but
at least his friends never had to
hear about them. But that's all
dust and ashes, not to mention
dead and done with. And in ad-
herence with a~ carpe diem phil-
osophy, we'il get on to the pres-

Varsity 1
H eavy Rains
Fa'l To Affao .ect
Friday's Dfrill
Crisler Stresses Passing
Plays In Stiff Workout;
Dave Strong Stands Out
Michigan's football team will prob-
ably hold its last scrimmage before
the opening ganme with Michigan
State next Saturday when Coach
Fritz Crisler takes the squad to the
Stadium for a secret workout this
afternoon at 3 p.m. .
Doc Lounsbury, team physician,
may have a handful of sniffling foot-
ball players after' yesterday's three-
hour cold-shower session, but Coach
Fritz Crisler found out that he has an
entire squad of fighters who don't
know the meaning of the word "quit."
Wet Grounds No Trouble
Even more impcrtant Crisler dis-
covered that his team won't give him
many gray hairs, -if it can handle
itself as effectively during a steady
downpour in actual competition as it
did in practice, yesterday. Despite
a slippery and water-logged ball, the
backs were hanging on to it, and the
line was charging fast and hard.
plThe bst example 01 th spirit is-
lt mnu te studying the plays and
making an attempt to stay in the
best condition possible.
Heading this group was Horace
Tinker, reserve center who will be out
for at least two weeks with a dislo-
cated elbow, and Jim Grissen, a quar-
terback who is out of action due to a
shoulder separation. Bob' Thomas,
recently shifted to tackle from guard;,
who was out resting a Charlie horse,
was on hand with big George Ostroot,
reserve tackle, who has been nursing
a bruised hip all week and clamoring
fot his shoulger pads in order to .get
back into actual contact work.
Especially outstanding in the pass
work tboth defensively and offensively
was Dave Strong, senior reserve half-
back, who has been playing heads up
ball for the past two weeks and who
is. slated to see plenty of action dur-
ing the season.
Nielson Kicks Well
Paul Nielson, a' senior land second-
string end, turned in a fine perfor-
mance of kicking field goals from
Bob Wst al, aiulJback, also di ae
fair job of booting fieid goals.
At this stage it appears that, out-
side of Tom Harmon's kicking for
the point after -touchdown, the bulk
of the Wolverines kicking this season

For Slow Starter Frutig Shows
'Plenty Speed Inlimb To Top

Starts Today

Football Year

[0 Hold LastScrimmageIn Stadium Toda

Not so long ago at the start of the
1938 football schedule, Ed Frutig was
just a reserve end with not even the
usual pre-season "possibilties," but
after the shouting had died down,
and the Wolverines had finished a
successful campaign, the boy with
the rolled-up sleeves was a well-
knowni fixture on the Michigan fox'-
ward wall.
He just didn't go in there and get
.lucky. It wasn't as easy as that.
Frutig worked on his game, he be-
came a wiser player and wasn't drawn
out of position so easily. His block-
ing and tackling became harder and
more effective. As the season un-
folded he saw more action, and soon

town, where the name of Frutig
as well-known as the automobi
which are manufactured there,
made a delayed debut into hi
school football. He went out for t
team during his junior year, and I
only claim to fame were his stoc
At that time, he lacked the a
around ability he now possesses. Ho
ever, his worth as a pass receiver w
him honorable mention on the a
State squad at the end of his sen
Although he limits his athiet
here to football, Frutig played fi
base for his high school baseb
team, and was a center on the bask'
ball squad.


Purdue-Irish Tilt Highlight
Of Grid Season Opener


NEW YORK, Sept. 29.--(AP)-Col-
ge football, the game that is "get-
ng so complicated even the second-
Lessers are having a tough time,"

makes its ,official 1939 bow tomorrow.
A meeting between Notre Dame and
and Purdue, each loaded with enough
backs to supply half a dozen ordi-
nary teams, serves as the nation's
In several ways the Notre Dame-
Purdue clash is typical of the .times,
typical of the development expressed
so neatly in the above quotation from
Columbia's Lou Little.
The fact that this major conflict
is an opening game also ,stresses a
arend of recent years that is even
stronger this year. With few excep-
tions, tlie big boys no longer are pick-
ing on their little brothers-under-the-
pigskin, and there are a good two-
dozen other games tomorrow that are
of mid-season caliber. .
Finally, the Irish-Boilermaker duel
poit h a oa rseosy

Feller Drops Tigers
To Fifth For Keeps
DETROIT, Sept. 29.-(IP)-The De-
troit Tigers were locked in fifth place
in the American League standings for
keeps today when the Cleveland In-~
dians took botn ends of the rain-
swept double-header at Briggs Sta-
dium. The scores were 4 to 3 and
3 to 0.
Actually the Indians needed only
the first victory to remove any pos-
sibility of the Tigers climbing up in-
to a share of a first division berth.
So they called on their ace pitcher,
Bobby Feller, to save that one for
them after a driving rainstorm had
halted the game for half an hour in
the eighth inning
Then, when the Tigers started 18-
year-old Harold Newhouser on the
mound in the nightcap, the Indians
ruined the youngster's major league
debut by scoring three times before
the game was called because of dark-
ness at the end of the ffith.
for college treasuries. A crowd of
40,000 is expected at South Bend, 45,-
000 are due to see Minnesota play
Arizona, Seattle expects 30,000 for
Pittsburgh vs. Washington, and so It

Fit ty Freshmen
Answer First Cal
One hundred and teii men tu
tck the varsity and fresh
rakteams in the first practct
the new year, 50 of them being
didates for the yearling squad.
The most notable absence was
of Capt. Ralph Schwarzkopf
with last year's captain, Bill Wa
is still on the high seas bound
from Europe wher'e the two men 4
peted with the American track1
before the war began to monoi:
the time of the Old World. Re
reports said they were on the
Manhattan which would docd
New York today.
"A very well-balanced squad"
Coach Stackhouse's comment ox
first freshman team at Michigan
cluded among the yearlings re
ing was Quentin Brelscdrd, br
of a former Wolverine star, C
Young Brelsford was the outstar
high school iralf-miler In the
last year.
"Stack'' noted a. numerical pa
of pole vaulters and .javelin ti
ers, and asked that anyone whc
ever hurled a kinife at his siste
leaped over a table to wallop a
brother should come out, and
a mre scientific method of <
Cronin Renews Contr
BOSTON, Sept. 29.-(P)-
Yawkey, millionaire owner of the
ton lRed Soz, tonight announce<
re-engagement of Joe Cronin as
er-manager for another five
R IC HMAN Brothei
Clothes ...$22.5(
Represent atwve at the
Room 12

ten called Spartans. Sar-
idren ho weren't physic-
hey culdn't call this gam
~all it Michigan State.
lame-Purdue: Purdue hias
Bees in its backfield and
titled to an A rating. The
Saggan and Sitko, both
alames begin with S. Say,
:ome before S? Okay thex),
fore Notre Dame.
oderbilt: Rice has Cordill
Vanderbilt has ,a boat but
a game is o'er ~they'll be
.Besides we like the Chi-
Uliinese like Rice.
~ton-Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh
coach and a new athletic
they still have Dick Cas-
banksgiving may .have a
late this year but we'll still
'itt Puritans.
ci California-Oregon: Ho
tber- one. Southern Cal.
-Nebraska: This is a 'good
he wheat crop. Nebraska.
I tought, 'let's make that


B erger's Play Disprioves Critics,;
Becomes Unsung Hero Of Reds


CHICAGO, Sept. 29.-I)-A few
rorld Series bunts and scoop-ups

niow that those Cincinnati Redlegs are
over the hurdle that gave them their
first pennant in two decades:
If there is any unsung hero among
those Reds the nomination might well
go to Wally Berger, the veteran slat-
ed to start in leftfield against the
New York Yankees next Wednesday
...regardless of his future perf or-
mance, Wally has the laugh now on
none other 'than the Red's general
manager, Warren Giles, who said on
Aug. 8 that "of the 24 men on our
playing roster only one is through,
all washed up-Wally Berger" ...
Berger may have one oi the lowest
fielding averages in the majors ...
he may waddle around out there and
look almost as slow as Gabby Hart-
nett trying to go from first to third
on a two base hit, but he's been a hard
working guy who came through yes-
sthinning double ad gscoring the
run that sent into hysterics all those
nervous fans who'd been keeping a
jittery watch on the American Rhine
these several weeks ...
William Harridge, American League
president, naturally picks the Ameri-
can League champions to become the
first modern club to win four straight
playoffs . . But he has something a

lot more important on his mind right
now ..,
It seems when the series umpires
were selected (they'll be announced
in a day or so) someone neglected to
make hotel reservations for them at
Cincinnati . . . yesterday hurried
wires to Cincy hotels produced several
messages of "regret but nary a rooin
." .Brr shivered Mr. Harridge, "those
park benches are probably cold and
hard at this time of the year down


I. --

Ed Frutig on his way to new honors

her Ispetty smart. Tulane.
.ouislana State-Mississippi:. We
ked Ole Miss last year and we
tter-and this is an easy one to
tter over. Missssiiipppppiiii.
jolgate-N.Y.U.: The only time
f'.U. will be able to use Colgate to
own advantage this year will be
its teeth. Ipana pick Colgate.,
linnesota-Arizona: People may go
Arizona for their health but foot-
1 'teams go to Minneapolis for that
rpose. Arizona ought to know bet-
. The Gophers.
'Vsconsn-Mearquette: Not even
Stanford over Oregon State, Miss- I
iissssiiipppppi State (we still stut-
) over' Arkansas, Texas A&M over
atenary, Holy Cross over Manhat-.
L, Oklahoma over Southern Metho-
t, Army over Furman, Navy over
iliam and Mary, Carnegie Tech
~r Wittenberg, North Carolina over
ike Forest arid hand over fist.
* * * .
ue of Life Magazine rates Michi-
i fourth in the country . . . Be-
id Tennessee, Southern Cal and
rthwestern in that order ...
chie Kodros, Paul Kromer and
m Harmon were pictured and
led the stars of the Wolverines
~o "will make them almost unbeat-
Le" . . . Wonder what's become
Evashevski . . . Also in the issue
a picture of the Massilon, Ohio,
sh School (one of the best high
Lool teams in the country last year)
e . . . . At right guard is Lynn
uston, 195 pounds and five feet
yen . . . Now a member of Wallie
aber's frosh squad . . . Wonder
w Francis Schmidt of Ohio State
rhe Reds Have One
Advantage Better-Beds
~INCINNATI, Sept. 29':-(P)-New
rk's Yankees probably rate gold-
,ted beds in a presidential suite or
>, but when they get to Cincinnati
'the third and fourth games of the
)rld Series, Oct. 7 and 8, they'll
ep on cots and like it.
Fhis., development today, made

bcks. Bonb Smith firt string tackle,
ha practically clinched the punting'
job, Nielson was by far the team's
best place kicker last year and is
again heading the list with Bill Mel--
zow, sophomore guard, also doing
some fine place-kicking.
Frosh Gridmen
In Scrimma-
Weber Works Squad With
MichiganState Plays
Real action starbed at South Ferry
Field yesterday as Coach Wally Web-
er sent his freshman football squad
through its first scrimmage of the
season. All week long Weber has
drilled his players in blocking and
tackling in addition to teaching the
boys the Michigan offensive and de-
fensive systems.
In the i meantime, Coach Ray
Courtright has had two full teams
of the more likely looking .prospects
working on Meichigan State and Iowa
plays and formations'. Yesterday, the
two groups clashed in a short scrim-
Playing on Courtright's team was
George Hildebrandt, who graduated
from Kiski the same school that sent
Paul Kromer, Ralph Fritz and others
to Michigan. Dave Derby, diminu-
tive halfback from Benton Harbor
and former All-state player worked
on the "spartan" team along with
Ray Sowers the big all-state back'
from Bay City who uncorked a couple
of good runs.
Weber's "Wolverines" showed plen-
ty of spirit and drive as the line,
sparked by two alternating centers in
Louis Woytek and Wallace Keating,
stopped the majority of the State
known by the hotel where the team
is to be quarter-ed, became typical of
an acute situation in which this city
finds itself-one which because of
concurrent conventions, made neces-
sary the opening of an official "hous-
ing bureau."

had coupled a fine offensive ability
with new defensive strength. Wh~n
,the laurels were 'handed out at the
close of hostlities, Ed had won him-
self several honorable mentions on
all-Big Ten teas
The yeas-o hnh a
freshmn hre, Frutig faled to m ake
the physical education squad which
was chosen from a turnout of only
15 men. The next year he went out
for the varsity. The only thing that
set him apart from the other men
were those rolled-up sleeves, and the
best Ed could do was a place on the
junior varsity squad. So he dropped
out for the season only to come back
the next year and move right up into
the limelight.
Back in River Rouge, h is home

Unlike his dad who has been mayor
of River Roflge a number of times,
and who is now a member of the city
council, Ed does not intend to go into
politics, even though his ever-present
smile and easy-going manner would
win him any election. Sportswriting
perience alrady in that field, as wel
as an inside knowledge of sports his
ambition should easily be fulfilled.
Whether on the gridiron or at the
typewriter, however, the boy with
the rolled up sleeves bears watching.



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