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October 01, 1939 - Image 6

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In Final




By Mel Fineberg

$parta's Fall Due
EAST LANSING, Sept. 30.-Michi-
gan'State showed little in its 16-0
victory- over Wayne University today
to warrant any undue fears that the
Wolverines will have the quietus put
to their championship hopes here:
next Saturday.

Regulars Nose
Out Reserves
By 13-12 Score

Strong's Play Bright Spot In Practice

Strong's Passes
Weak Michigan
Defense; Renda


State showed no running at-
tack, good passing and a fair de-
fense and might have gone with-
4ut scoring had riot the gallant,
undermanned Wayne eleven fad-
edan the ast= eight minutes when
te'parta sscored all of their
There was little doubt that Coach
Charley Bachman had his club play-
ing uilnder wraps, but as the game
wore 'on it became apparent that'
State just didn't have the stuff. Their
b ocking, usually a Bachman forte,
was negligible;' on ofense the line
was logy aiid failed to .charge. Only
oice, when Ed Pearce went24 yards
ot his right tackIle in the third
period; did State show anything that
resembled a grouind attack. When-
e er Spartan power started to inc-
ion, rmIles would mar 'the'aWick.
ey fuibled ten times with Wayne
falling on six of them and gained
ol 65 'yards on the ground.
The only bright spots the up-
staters showed were their pass-
" sand kicking-and most of
"_t 'twas dote b-Crostl~waite,
unheralded saphomore who was
the best back on the field. If
was the second' year m u who
hurled" a" -yard^ tou~chdown
pass. (20 yards from the line of
scrimmage) 'to another sopho-
nore, Bill Kennedy. Even then,
"Cr.sitaite had so nmuch ro-
tectoh 'that, had Bachman not
been looking, he could have
smked a dime cigar. And Ken-
nedy was entirely alone .on the
goal line. Crosthwaite and Stan
McRae, an end, averaged 41 yards
from scrimmage on teir 'punts.:
The Spartans' best play was a short1
bullet pass to a cutting end about1
fibe yards past the line of scrim-
Ogge. It is "the same pass that
Johnny Pingel used to thro.w to Ole
ielsdrl: Each tie they pulled that
one out of the bag, it was good for
least ,eight yards. They com-
ted five out of seven attempts te
g n59 yards while Wayne hit four|
for nine.
The Spartan forward wall com-
l;letely snothered thl :' . yi'e
running attack and helt the'
roiters to a net total of two
yards and one first down. Butr
"his was dub as much to the in-
fitiency of Wayne's blocking as
o the'charge of the State line.
lhree times State's left end was
suicked ii, twhce by short sidel
;hrststs and once on a fake kick
and reverse.
Wolver es Three Up
'On the basis of tody's play, Michi-f
gat is three touchdowns better than
the Spartans; but next Saturday
won't be like today. During the next
wiek, Bachm:an will iron out plentyr
afi wrinkles, and the State team will
come up here a much different out-
One thing is e ;rtain, Bachman
#idn't want to show anything in
his hand today. . He used nly
fundamental pays and did't
open the bag of tricks even when
the minutes were. ticking away.
Aput unless State Improves plenty
.over yesterday's debacle, tricks
'won't do them any good.
The Spartans had a few standouts..
McRae was tough to move alL after-
noon. They never turned his end
arid when Wayne tried to force him
out, he took two of the interference
with him. Lyle Rockenbach at guardl
was a rock in the line. He intercept-l
ed a pass and went 12 yards for a
so re in the last period and with Ed
Abdo at the other guard will be hardt
to move. Ron Alling, All-American
candidate at center was hurt two.
pluys after he entered the game, butx
Bill Batchelor took care of. thatspot.t
At tfie tackles, 'State is weak and
dwnfield. blocting is poor.
"But next Saturday' may be differ-

Coach Fritz Crisler's first string
grid squad turned in its spottiest per-
formance of "the fall practice yester-
day afternoon when it barely man-
aged to turn back the second andI
third stringers 13 to 12 in the final
stadium scrimmage before next Sat-
udysopener with Michigan State.
Little Dave Strong teamed up with
Herc Renda at the halfback post for
the reserves to give the varsity 'a hec-
tic afternoon. Strong threw passes
all over the field with 'deadly accur-'
acy to show up glaringly the weak
Wolverine pass defense that has
caused Crisler so much troublb in the
past fe,:, days.
Strong also did some fancy run-
ning through the regulars, and ran
back one of Bill Smith's punts 52
yards for a touchdown. Renda, who
because of his small stature (five
feet, four inches). is not supposed to
rate highly on pass defense, stole the
show as he stopped several varsity
aerial thrusts. One of these was a
blocked pass intended for' Ed Frutig,
stellar varsity end, from Tom Har-
mon, Michigan's All-American half-
back candidate,, onthe reserves' three
yard line.
The varsity scored first when Paul
Kromer, working at the halfback'
berth opposite Harmon, went over
from the' one yard line after a 20-
yard pass from Harmon to Ed Chris-
ty, who played the greater portion of
the scrimmage at fullback with the
first stringers, had put the ball in
scoring position. Harmon kicked the
extra point.
Then Strong cut loose with three
passes which netted 42 yards, and
Bob Zimmerman, at fullback for the
reserves cut back through tackle on
a spinner to go 30 yards for another
After being run all over the field
by the second-stringers, the regulars
came back to life and on a series of
passes from Harmon to Evashevski
and Kromer carried the pigskin to
the one yard line from where Christy
carried it over fodr the ,'ore that .par-
tially saved the regulars faces.

Union Waiters Battle
or Gridiron Glory
A civil football war will be fought
again between the upper floor, main
dining room Union waiters, and the
busboys and other employes of the
Union taproom' at South' Ferry Field
today at 10 a.m.
The taproom (Cellar Rats) eleven
holds an edge of several victories over
the white coats. Lindley (Mouse-
trap) Dean will be mascot, it has been
announced. The game is a tradi-
tional -event staged annually by the
'ollegeGrid ScoresJ
Holy Cross 28, Manhattan 0
New York University 7, Colgate 6
Dartmouth 41, St. Lawrence 9
Fordham' 34 Waynesburg 7
Army 16, Furman 7
Navy 31, William and Mary 6
Carnegie Tech 35, Wittenberg 0
Brown 34, Rhode Island 0
Gettysburg 6, Bucknell 0
Villanova 14, Muhlenberg 0
Washington and Jefferson 16,
Muskingum 7
Georgia 26, Citadel 0
Tulane 7, Clemson 6
Duke 26, Davidson 6
North Carolina 36, Wake Forest 6
Alabama 21, Howard 0
Mississippi College 7, Centre 0
Notre Dane 3, 'Purdue 0
Nebraska 7, Indiana 7
Minnesota 62,: Arizona: 0t
Wisconsin 14, Marquette 13
Iowa 41, South Dakota 0
Beloit 6, Chicago 0
Illinois 0, Bradley 0
Missouri 30, Colorado 0
Michigan State'16, Wayne 0
Toledo 19, Detroit Tech 6
Ohio Northern 6, Wooster 0
S. Methodist 7, Oklahoma 7
Texas 12, Florida'
Mississippi State 19, Arkansas 0
Tulsa University 23, Wichita 6
College of Pacific 6, California 0
Oregon 7, USC 7
Arizona State Teachers 9, U. of
Nevada 7
Penn College 12, Upper Iowa 0
Pittsburgh 27, Washington 6

PITTSBUROH, Sept. 30. -(A')-
President William E. Benswanger an-
nounced tonight Frankie Frisch will
manage the Pittsburgh Pirates oZ the
National Baseball League in 1940 and
1941, succeeding Haroll (Pie) Tray-
Although it had been rumored here
for days that the Fordham Flash was
to succeed Traynor, who resigned
Thursday, Benswanger said the deal
was not closed until noon today by
Frisch will sign a contract in New.
York, probably Tuesday, when he
will meet Benswanger and Traynor at
the draft meeting preceding the open-
ing ofrthe World Series Wednesday,
the Pirate president 'added.
Traynor resigned, he said, because
of the "low position" of the sixth-
place Pirates, a traditional 'first divi-
sion club, which this year experienced
its poorest season since 1937.
Benswanger said Frisch was his
first choice for the job, but that he
was unable to disclose this earlier
because he and Frisch could not

agree on the length of the contract.
In line with Pirate policy, the
terms were not disclosed.
Dodgers Beat Phils Twice;'
Cubs Split With Cards
BROOKLYN, Sept. 30.-(P)-The
Dodgers swept a doubleheader from
the last place Phillies 14 to 5 and 5
to 1 today to regain third place in
the National League. Luke Hamlin
pitched a four-hitter for his 20th
victory in the nightcap, which was
called 'after seven innings because of
CHICAGO, Sept.. 30. -P)- With
not more than a iew hours remaining
of the season, the Cubs still haven't
settled or. their final position for
1939. Today they dropped into fourth
place when they lost the first game
of a doubleheader wits the St. Louis
Cardinals, 7 to 5, and then won the
second, 5 to 1.

Frisch To Manage Pittsburgh;
Brooklyn Regains Third Place

Dave Strong, ex-Illinois quarterback, now playing halfback for
Michigan, stole the show in yesterday's scrimmage with his sensational .
display of running, passing, and returning punts. Dave ran back one
punt 52 yards for a touchdown.
Unsnn'g Reserve Bhacks To Play
Majorf Role in___Michigan Drive
By MASE GOULD 47 yards on two consecutive end
There is no escaping the fact that sweeps against Penn last year. And
the regulars on any football team, the who can forget the time he was hit by
boys who bear the brunt of the sea- the aalanche of Twedell, Bell and
son's play, get and deserve the most RakireungaMnestkc-
credit if their team is a winner. But Roark in returning a Minnesota kick-
as any wise coach will tell you, eleven off two years ago? Didn't he bounce
men don't make a winner. right up' when everyone was prepar-
n this era of quick-tempoed, hard- h wto it taes.
driving football, a coach must havek
at his command another group of Then there's Freddie Trosko. Not
players, and even a third in the case. a true star because his slight build
of big-time, suicide schedules-that will not permit him to play a full
group is the reserves. game or thereabouts. But he's one
Wildcats Sirong Here, Too of.the fleetest backs on the squad and
It is a question whether Fred Tros- a fearless tackler for his 154 pounds.
ko, Here Renda, Dave Strorig, Walt And Dave Strong. Another dimin-
Kitti, Bob Zimmerman and the rest utiv.e fellow, but endowed with a rare
of the Michigan second and third- competitive spirit. Last year, in his
stringers, measure up to Northwes- first: season at Ann Arbor, Dave was
tern's imposing reserve list of Nick inpressive in both his passing and
Conteas, Dick McGurn, Dick Rich- punting and will see plenty of service
ards, de Kepford and sophomores Bill before the 1939 campaIgn is over.
De Correvont and Don Kruger. Time The list goes on. Walt Kitti, form-
alone will tell that. erly a halfback, is now making a real
But the aggressive manner in which bid for the alternate quarterback
the Wolverine alternates have been post; Bill Luther's unerring arm is a
running, passing, blocking and tack- cinch to work in some of the tussles;
ting of late bodes ill for all enemy and sophomores Bob Zimmerman at
.defenses. There's a scoring urge in fullback and. Norm Call and Dave
every one of them. Nelson at the halves can always be
Take little Herc Renda. Herc used.
stands but 5 ft. 4 in., but he's heavy To be sure, the quartet of Evashev-
set,. hard as nails and possesses an ski, Harmon, Kromer and either
amazing amount of leg drive. He has Westfall, Christy or Zimmerman at
made the crowds cheer, too, perhaps fullback, will do most of the back-
nmost vociferously when he ripped off field work in Michigan's drive for


Gophers Wallop Arizona
Minneapolis, Sept. 30.-(P)-Min-
nesota massacred Arizona in the Big
Ten champions' opening game today,
winning' 62 to 0 before 43,000 per-
The Wildcats from the Far Western
Border Conference were hopelessly,
outclassed, Minnesota getting 341
points in the first period.
Coach Bernie Bierman used almost
five elevens,' testing out his squad
for the strenuous schedule ahead. Ie
found' needed' front line power in
Bob Smith, guard, and John Billman
and Butch Levy, tackles, all sopho-


Unknown Reserve Boots Irish
To 3-0 Triumph Over Purdue


SOUTH BEND, Ind., Sept. 30.--(")
-A 21-year-old Irishman named
John Charles Kelleher bobbed 'up
from the ranks for one brief, glory-
filled moment today, booting a field
goal that gave Notre Dame a hard-
won 3 to 0 victory over Purdue be-
fore 40,000 spectators in the Irish
Kelleher, who lives in Lorain, 0.,
has struggled gamely through the
past two seasons as a fifth or sixth
string quarterback, trotted onto the
field in the third period to collect
the points which gave the Irish their
hardest von opening game in years.
Steve Sitko, first string Irish sig-
nal-caller, opened the Notre Dame
drive that ended with Kelleher's
game-winning boot. Sitko returned
a Purdue punt 13 yards to the Boiler-
maker 34 yard stripe to start. a
smashing offense which carried to the

Purdue 21. Then Joe Thesing, Irish
fullback, spun and fought his way
17 yards- to the Purdue four yard
Purdue's famed "Three Bees"-
Lou Brock, Jack Briwn and Mike Bye-
lene-had little success against the
Irish forwards.


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