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, OCTOBER 5, 1940

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Wolverines Seek

Third Successive

Win

Over State Today

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Right H alf
Spot Goes
To Kresja
Spartans Depend On Line
Power To Stop Varsity;
Passing Duel Expected
(Continued from Page 1)
siderable backfield weight advantage
over the Spartans, the Wolverines'
probable starting quartet averaging
190 pounds to State's 174. In the
forward wall, too, the invaders will
be forced to give weight to Michigan,
State's line averaging 195. pounds to
the Maize and Blue's 198.
Kresja At Right Half.
With one exception the Wolverine
backfield will be the same that faced
California. An ankle injury incurred
by halfback Norm Call against the
Bears will likely keep him from start-
ing this afternoon, but he is ex-
pected to see some action. The va-.
cant berth will probably be filled
by Kresja, making his first appear-
ance in the Stadium. Speedster
Davie Nelson and veteran Paul Kro-
mer, also recovering from a leg in-
jury, will also' likely see service.
Every one of the 120,000 eyes in
the Stadium will probably be fo-
cussed on Michigan's All-American
halfback, Tom Harmon, most of the
afternoon, and the game's eventual
outcome will more than likely be
sewed up in his churning legs.
Blocks For Harmon
Depended upon to shake Harmon
loose is dependable Capt. Forest Eva-
shevski. A blocker almost without
peer, a flawless field general, a power
on defense, and an excellent pass re-
ceiver, Evie is the man that makes
the Wolverines pere.
Rounding out the backfield in con-
vincing fashion, Westfall, a pistol
fullback of high calibre, leaves little
to be desired, both in his bone-crush-
ing offensive work and his defensive
brilliance. ,
In reserve Crisler has a wealth of
capable backs. Sophomore Cliff
Wise, bruising George Ceithaml, Tip-
py, Lockard, Bob Zimmerman-all
will likely see some. action.
Michigan's forward wall that
faced California will take the field
this afternoon intact. This means
big Joe Rogers and pass-snagging
Ed Frutig will be the flankmen,
sophomore Al Wistert and veteran
Reuben Kelto at the tackles, down-
field blocking flash Milo Sukup and
Ralph Fritz at the guards, and stur-
dy Bob Ingalls at the pivot position.

Tiger's 13-Hit Barrage Overwhelms

Cincinnati,

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From Me To You--.
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE MICHIGAN FOOTBALL TEAM:
Frankly, gentlemen, I am somewhat worried this morning. For the life
of me, I can't figure out why this strange feeling suddenly came over me.
Today is your big day. It's the Michigan State game in which you
will make your home debut for the year 1940. Sixty-thousand rabid
football fans will jam into the mighty Michigan Stadium this afternoon.
Most of this huge throng will be rooting for you. They will sing and
shout. They will cheer and yell until their lungs crackle from over-
exertion. Then a few minutes later, they'll yell again. Yes, these loyal
Michigan routers will worship every right move that you gentlemen
will make.
They want victory, and will be satisfied with nothing short of it. Most
of them remember too well the days when Michigan teams couldn't win
victories no matter how hard they tried. Many of them went to Michigan
State-Michigan gamer for four straight years without seeing the Wolver-
ines win.
But even during those four cruel years in which the Spartans
whipped Michigan unmercifully every time, there was still a certain
spirit among the team that we had to admire. They used to go into
those games yelling "WE MUST WIN." They fought. They slashed.
They struck. But it was all in vain. Lugubrious defeat was their only
reward.
But two years ago, the famine ended. Yelling "WE MUST WIN," a
fighting band of Wolverines went out and did just that. There was new fire,
new power, new spirit in the Michigan veins, and victories became easier
under the new regime.
Then came last year. Before the Michigan State battle, our Wol-
verines were somewhat worried. It was their season opener. They
weren't sure whether that new regime of the year before was just a pass-
ing fancy, or something that would remain alive. The Wolverines went
into the encounter yelling "WE MUST WIN" and for the second time
they did.
And now it is your year, gentlemen. This afternoon you will be seeking
a third straight decision over the men from Sparta. Only this time, frankly,
I am somewhat worried. Last week, you put on a grand exhibition out
Berkeley way. You looked like champions, although your opposition was
hardly a strong one. But even then, you showed amazing strength, excep-
tional blocking ability, and a dynamic brand of tackling. In short, you were
great.
That, gentlemen, is exactly what I'm worried about. For that over-
whelming victory has had its sorry effects upon almost each and every
one of you. You will have to admit that you are taking this State game
rather lightly. You will have to admit that you have lacked pep and
drive during most of the practice sessions this week. Take Wednesday,
for example. Three days before a big game, you had probably the worst
drill since the middle of September. You fumbled, messed up the plays
and horsed around as though your road to success was clearly paved
before you.
Thursday was a little better. But still that over-confident feeling was
evident in every motion you went through. Sure you shouted and yelled
when tackling, gentlemen. Sure, you grunted and hissed when making
those blocks. But deep down, it seemed, you said proudly to yourselves,
"I'm good enough to beat State now. Why try to be better?"
I agree with you, gentlemen. You have a great team ... but so has
Michigan State. So, for the sake of we, the fans, who will shout our
lungs out today, BEWARE. Play with the spirit and the drive of the
Michigan teams that came before you.
Remember. that this is the year we must win football games.
Remember that every victory you win will act, as a farewell tribute
to your Grand Old Man, Fielding Yost.
Remember that this year will mark the end of one of the greatest com-
bin,tions Michigan has ever had. Tom Harmon, Forest Evashevski, Ed
Frutig, Milo Sukup, Ralph Fritz, Reuben Kelto and Joe Rogers are all wind-
ing up brilliant careers. This is their last crack at an ancient rival.
Remember, gentlemen, from beginning to end this afternoon, that
WE MUST WIN ...

RALPH FRITZ
... speedy guard

Higgins, York
Clout Homers
Before_52,877
Detroit Takes One Game
Lead Over N.L. Rivals; 1
Bridges Hurls Victory
(Continued from Page 1)
ty first, Bridges was pitching exactly
the same kind of ball, cutting the
corners inside and out and giving
nothing that looked like a good ball.
McKechnie Starts Lombardi
Ernie Lombardi, the Reds' injured
catcher who started the game in a ;
surprise move by Manager Bill Mc-
Kechnie and played seven innings,
led off with a lumbering double in
the second inning and Bridges re-
tired the next 12 batters in order.
In the sixth he gave up his only
walk of the game, to Werber, who
immediately was erased trying to
steal second. After M. McCormick
singled, the slender control specialist
who won two games for Detroit in
the World Series of 1935, snuffed out
the Reds one by one until the last
two innings, when, with the game
won, he relaxed to give the Reds six
of their ten hits and three of their
four runs.
One of these tallies came on sin-
gles by Bill Myers, Werber and Mike
McCormick, and the other two came
in the ninth, one of them being un-
earned.
Ninth Inning Rally
Jim Ripple, who hit a two-run
homer yesterday in Cincinnati to
spark the Reds to victory, tried to
set off another rally by singling off
York's glove at the start of the ninth.
Pinky Higgins fumbled a bounder by
young Bill Baker, who had relieved
Lombardi, and lithe Eddie Joost
whacked a single along the ground
to center, scoring Ripple and leav-
ing two on base with nobody out.
But Myers whiffed on four pitches
and pinch-hitter Lonnis Frey, an-
other Cincinnati cripple, lifted a lazy
fly to center. Werber, fighting to
- the bitter end as usual, singled into
short left and Baker beat the throw
to the plate, but, Mike McCormick
fanned and the game was over.

MILO SUKUP
. . . downfield blocker'
Lee Shuts Out Sox, 4-0
CHICAGO, Oct. 4.-(A)-With big
Bill Lee shutting out the White Sox
on five hits, the Cubs evened Chi-
cago's 24th city series at two-all to-
day by defeating their American
League rivals, 4 to 0,- before 4,789 in
the fourth game at Comiskey Park.

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REUBEN KELTO
... big and tough
Ole Ann Arbor
Gets A Boost
From Pigskin
By ART HILL
Three hundred and sixty-one days
in every year, Ann Arbor is just an-
other college town. Daily reporters
conduct polls to find out whether or
not the average college student
thinks there is more real education
to be gained, in a bull session than
in thirty hours of class. (The answer
is always yes). Praternities have
dances and, every now and then,
somebody goes down to the Bell and
gets drunk. Aside from this, nothing
much happens.
Week-ends Peppy
But four week-ends every fall all
this is changed. State Street becomes
a mass of color. Old grads slap each
other on the back in the, Union Lobby
and shout, "Hello, Charlie, how are
you?" then add out of the side of
their mouths, "This Harmon may be
good but I still don't believe there'll
ever be another Heston."
A freshman co-ed overhears and
murmurs to her date, "Who is this
Harmon everyone is talking about?
Does he play on the team?"
Approximately 308 sports writers
pick the wrong team to win and the
Mad Hatter, columnist and erstwhile
sports authority, announces, "Fried-
man'll pass 'em silly."
Drinking Taboo?
The announcer at the Stadium
tells the assembled crowd that drink-
ing will not be tolerated. Everyone
nods sagely, mutters, "Good idea,
they ought to put a stop to this pro-
miscuous drinking." Then, they have
a drink.
At half time, with the band play-
ing deafeningly, the public address
system informs the fans that Slip-
pery Rock Teachers is leading Split
Lip Tech at the end of the first quar-
ter, 3 to 0. Everyone cheers.
The band forms in front of the!
Michigan rooting section.

Zivie Captures
Welter Crown
Defeats Henry Armstrong
By Referee's Decision
NEW YORK, Oct. 5.-(,)-Fritzie
Zivic of Pittsburgh won the world's
welterweight championship tonight
by outpointing the game little Negro,
Henry Armstrong, in a 15-round
thriller before a screaming crowd of
about 11,000 fans in Madison Square
Garden.
Solving Armstrong's perpetual mo-
tion buzzsaw style by backing away
and boxing beautifully, the rough,
tough Pittsburgher closed both of
Henry's eyes through the first half
of the fight so badly that Armstrong
couldn't see him through the last
half. With this advantage, Zivic just
backed off and banged away, scoring
mostly with a flicking straight left
and solid right uppercut.
Game to the finish, Armstrong
stayed on his feet just until the final
bell rang, then collapsed near Fritz-
ie's corner. His seconds led him to
his stool.
Linksmen Compete
In AnnualCup Play
Play started yesterday in the True-
blood Cup golf tournament held an-
nually to give Coach Ray Courtright
an opportunity to discover men for
his varsity and freshmen links squad.
A qualifying round of 18 holes was
played yesterday with the remaining
18 to be run of f today and Sunday.
The highest 16 men will play for
the championship, 18 holes each
match until the finals when 36 holes

Bengal Bombers
CINCINNATI AB R H O A
Werber, 3b........4 1 3 2 3
M. McCormick, cf 5 0 2 3 0
Goodman, rf........4 0 1 1 0
F. McCormick, b. 4 0 0 9 1
Ripple, If.........4 1 1 2 0
Lombardi, c .......3 0 1 4 0
Baker, c..........1 1 0 2 0
Joost,2b...........4 0 1 1 2
Myers,xss.......... 4 0 1 0 3
Turner,p.p........42 0 0 0 1
Moore, ps..........0 0 0 0 0
Riggs, x .......... 1 1 0 0 0
Beggs, p.......... 0 0 0 0 0
Frey,bxx ...........1 0 0 0 0
TOTALS.......37 4 10 24 10
DETROIT AB R H 0 A
Bartell, ss.........4 0 1 4 3
McCosky, cf.......4 1 2 4 0
Gehringer, 2b.... 4 0 1 1 4
Greenberg, if .. 4 2 2 1 0
York, lb.........4128
Campbell, rf...... 4 2 3 4 0
Higgins, 3b....... 4 1 2 0 3
Tebbetts, c........ 4 0 0 5 1
Bridges, p.........3 0 0 0 1
TOTALS.......35 7 13 27 12
CINCINNATI .... 100 000 012-4
DETROIT ......000 100 42x-7
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