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Volverines Prepare Defense Against Tricky Illinois Al


Chi Psi's Take,
Track Crown
Pete Wege Leads Victors
With First And Second;
Sig Eps,_Phi Delis Trail
Pandemonium broke loose on the
hallowed soil of Ferry Field yester-
day afternoon and when the dust had
cleared away, it was discovered that
Chi Psi had come out on top in the
annual interfraternity outdoor track
meet with a total of 21 3-5 points.
The Chi Psi's were hard pressed by
the lads from Sigma Phi Epsilon, who
took second money with 19/2 points,
and the Phi Delta Theta club which
was barely nosed out but had to be
satisfied with 19 points and third
Paced by Chuck Schmeligg, speedy
dash man, the Chi Phi's took fourth
place in the meet, garnering a total
of 18 1-5 points. Three points back,
the 'Phi Beta Deltas managed to
squeeze into the fifth spot.
The meet was a thriller from start
to finish with over 300 enthusiastic
athletes taking part in the field
events, not to mention the diversion
which was provided by the various
and sundry relay races, some of
which have to be seen to be appre-
Psi U's Spud Team Wins
As expected, the high point'bf the
entire meet was the potato race which
opened the festivities. However, con-
trary to popular belief, the Psi Up-
silon spud team was the best on the
field. It had been rumored that this
aggregation had been seriously weak-
end by graduation losses but they
won with ease. From this point on,
however, the Psi U's, last year's cham
pions, were not very much in evi-
dence, and they failed to place in
any other event.
Another event which turned out
to be a rajther startling spectacle was
the leap frog relay. This particular
event defies description but from a
distance, it has somewhat the ap-
p'earance of 5,379 criminal lunatics
who have suddenly been told that ice
cream is being served free at the other
end of the field. The Chi Phi's turned
out to be tops in this department.
Schmeling Wins Dash
The last two relays, the progres-
sive broad jump and the shuttle re-
lay were taken by the Phi Delts and
the Phi Psi's respectively.
Getting down to the safe and sane
events, Chuck Schmeling started
things off by taking the 100-yard
dash for Chi Phi in 10.2
Larry Smith outclassed the field in
the high jump, winning with a jump
of 5 feet 4 inches.
Big winner of the meet was Pete
Wege of Chi Psi who heaved the base-
ball 342 feet to take top honors in
this event and also took second in
the discus throw. John Gillis, husky
Varsity swimmer, won the discus
throw for Phi Delta Theta with a
toss of 114 feet.
Jerry Lehrman of Phi Beta Delta
provided one of the biggest thrills of

Sophomore Sparkles

dI.n wi rtchafter's


A sophomore that has provided
a great deal of the punch in the
Illini offense is Myron Pfeifer, a
hard running, shifty fullback.
Pfeifer tips the scales at 180 pounds
and stands five feet, ten inches.
the day in winning the broad jump
with a prodigious leap of 19 feet.
This was one of the closest events of
the day and Lehrman barely edged
John Mikulich of Sigma Phi Epsilon.
In the pole vault, Bernie Sisman.
of Phi Sigma Delta was the winner
with a jump of 10 feet.
Discus throw: 1. Gillis, Phi Delta
Theta. 2. Wege, Chi Psi., 3. Pregul-
man, Sigma Alpha Mu. 4. Pfaller,
Sigma Phi Epsilon. Distance, 114
Baseball throw: 1. Wege, Chi Psi.
2. Fishman, Phi Beta Delta. 3. Hor-
lick, Kappa Nu. 4. Gamon, Zeta Psi.
Distance, 342 feet.
100-yard dash: 1. Schmeling, Chi
Phi. 2. Diemond, Zeta Psi. 3. Lehr-
man, Phi Beta Delta. 4. Samper, Phi
Psi. 5. Johnson, Phi Delta Theta.
Time, 10.2.
Broad jump: 1. Lehrman, Phi Be-
ta Delta. 2. Mikulich, Sigma Phi
Epsilon. 3. Diemona, Zeta Psi. 4.
Reutter, Sigma Chi.
High jump: 1. Smith, Lambda Chi
Alpha. 2. Tied, Swander, Chi Phi;
Thomas, Delta Tau Delta; Mikulich,
Sigma Phi Epsilon. Height, 5 feet,
4 inches.
Shot put: 1. Wege, Chi Psi. 2.
Pregulman, Sigma Alpha Mu. 3.
Pfaller, Sigma Phi Epsilon. 4. Cook,
Phi Delta Theta. Distance, 37 feet,
3 3-4 inches.
Pole vault: 1. Sisman, Phi Sigma
Delta. 2. Tied, Grimshaw, Sigma Phi
Epsilon; Schwarzback, Phi Beta Del-
ta. Height, 10 feet.
Potato Race: won by Psi Upsilon.
Leap frog relay: Won by Chi Phi.
Progressive broad, jump: won by
Phi Delta Theta.
Shuttle relay: won by Phi Psi.

Joe Arndt, sports editor of the Daily
Illini, and I exchanged columns today.
Here is what Joe has to say about to-
morrow's battle between the Wolver-
ines and Illinois:
The Versatile Illini . ..
Can the Illini stop Tom Harmon?3
That's the question in Champaign
as the Illinois squad leaves for Ann
Arbor. Frankly, I doubt if anything
short of a trench mortar can stop
Mr. Harmon. Since trench mortars
haven't been legalized in football
warfare yet, the next best thing for
the Illini to do is to outscore Harmon.
After watching the Illinois team
in its first two games this season
and proceeding on the time-worn
theory that a good offense is the
best defense, the idea is not so fan-
tastic as it may sound at first.
Midhigan fans who remember the
1938 Illini-the last to appear in Ann
Arbor-may well think the writer a
confirmed optimist and loyalist tak-
ing the easy out to write a column
after reading the above statements.
But such is not the case.
Versatile is the word for the 1940
edition of Coach Bob Zuppke's Illini.
They're not really outstanding in any
department unless it be punting,
where Ralph Ehni usually gives them
an edge, but they have enough of
everything to be classed as dangerous.
Because of a lack of power, they
must necessarily depend on pass-
ing and trickery for the major part
of their offense. While there's no
top-notch passer on the sqad, four
backfield men-Johnny Worban,
Jimmy Easterbrook, Dick Good and
Cliff Peterson-can handle the
throwing assignment with ease and
' dispatch. The first three are left
halfbacks, so at least one of them
is always in the game.
In the receiving department, ends
Jim Phillips, Bob O'Neill, Elmer En-
gel and Art Marlaire, quarterback
Ehni and right halfback George Ret-
tinger all have demonstrated more
than average ability.
Unfortunately, the situation is
not so capably handled in the
ground game. Easterbrook, Wor-
ban and Myron Pfeifer, a sopho-
more fullback, just about consti-
tute the running attack, which
boasts little power and less speed.
The lament, of course, is for a
game-breaking back of the Harmon
or Grange (don't bring up compari-
sons, for it might be disastrous) type.
Jimmy Smith, who withdrew from
school to submit to a knee operation,
was Illinois' nearest claim in this
Illinois doesn't have anyone else
near his caliber, so it'll never be a
great team.hButbthen neither was
the team that beat Michigan last
I-M Football Loop
Still HasOpenings
A last urgent call has gone out
from the Intramural Department for
all independent men, which includes
those members of fraternities which
don't have active chapters on cam-
pus, who wish to play touch foot-
ball this fall to sign up at the ac-
tivities office in the Sports Building.
There are still openings for teams
in the independent division. Any
groups on campus, whether organized
for other activities or not, may enter
a team. Church groups, student ac-
tivity groups, and groups of men
from the same locality are suggested
as possible bases for forming teams,
but any nine men who can get to-
gether are eligible.
For the individual who wants to
play, but has no way of organizing

a team, the department will form
squads made up of men in the same
The independent division, with the
strong Hillbilly squad back to defend
the title it won last fall, has com-
pleted one day's play so far this sea-
son, but the department has assured
any new teams of a chance at the

Strong Backs
And Reserves
Offensive Work Stressed
As Harmon Passes; EndI
Rogers May Not Start
Fritz Crisler sounded the air-raid
alarm for the second successive day
as he sent his revenge-hungry squad
of Wolverines through their paces
on Ferry Field.
Again the master-mind of Michi-
gan's football team called over Wally
Weber's freshmen to work out the
Illinois offense, and once again they
saw Bob Zuppke's flea circus in ac-
tion. After the all-clear signal was
given Crisler gave the squad a leng-
thy lecture on the whys and where-
fores of this very potent attack.
He kepit referring to Zuppke's "big
guns," Myron Pfeifer, fullback, and
halfbacks Easterbrook and Worban.
Ralph Ehni, the Illini quarterback,
got into the discussion also. "Their
reserves, too, must be strong," the
Michigan mentor said, "if Zup can
substitute eleven men at one time as
he did last week."
Work On Offense
The emphasis, however, was not
entirely on defense yesterday. Clar-
ence Munn's linemen were sent
smacking into the blocking dummies
and then the entire first team worked
on offense.
Tom Harmon was whipping aerials
in another session, but as in the past
few games the Wolverines will prob-
ably not rely on them until they are
stopped on the line.
End Joe Rogers is now considered'
a doubtful starter since his shoulder
is still stiff and sore. Harlin Frau-
mann will probably replace him in
the lineup Saturday.
Illini Lose Rettinger
The Illinois squad, minus George
Rettinger one of their star halfbacks,
will arrive in Ann Arbor at 3:52 p.m.
today. Rettinger was forced out with
torn ligaments in his left knee dur-
ing a scrimmage Tuesday so Zupp-
ke has now shifted George Bern-
hardt, erstwhile tackle, to the post
vacated by Rettinger, although the
change isn't definite.
Bernhaidt suffered a broken hand
in the Illini opener with Bradley and
will play with a brace. At this late
date, however, the Illinois lineup is
still a mystery. Zuppke has been
shifting tackles to guards and cen-
ters to tackle so fast that it is hard
to keep up with the wily Dutchman.
Immediately after its arrival the
Illinois team will have a workout in
the stadium after which they will be
taken to the Dearborn Inn until game
time Saturday.
Ripper Collins Marries
Motion Picture Actress
LAS VEGAS, Nev., Oct. 17.-()-
Baseball player James A. (Ripper)
Collins, 35, and Jeanne Houser, 20,
motion picture actress, were mar-
ried today.
Miss Houser's home is in Syracuse,
N.Y., Collins, former first baseman
for the St. Louis Cardinals and Chi-
cago Cubs, now is with Los Angeles.

Lavere 'Liz' Astroth, Illinois half-
back who broke into the lineup
last year because of his blocking
and defensive play, is scheduled
for plenty of action Saturday. He
will handle the right half posi-
tion and is counted upon to stop
the Michigan power plays.
Movies Show
Buckeye Goal
Was Not Legal
COLUMBUS, O., Oct. 17.-OP)--
Coach Francis Schmidt of Ohio
State's Western Conference football
champions admitted today that Char-
ley Maag, huge tackle, was in the
game illegally Oct. 5 when he booted
a last-minute field goal to defeat
Purdue 17 to 14.
Schmidt said, "The motion pic-
tures of the game show that Maag
was substituted illegally in the second
period, which would have barred him
from further competition in the
game. However, the illegal substitu-
tion was an oversight, and purely un-
intentional. 4
"It's unfortunate, but nothing can
be done about it now. I'm really sorry
it happened."
Coach Mal Elward of Purdue, ques-
tioned about the controversy, said,
"That game is over as far as we are
concerned. We are looking ahead to
our games with Wisconsin, Iowa,
Fordham, Minnesota, and Indiana.
While Schmidt accepted full blame
for the occurence, L. W. St. John,
Ohio's veteran director of athletics,
placed part of the responsibility on
Maag and upon the student manager
who keeps a record of substitutions
on the bench.
"Maag should have said something,
as well as the student manager," the
athletic director said. "However, the
illegal substitution came in the last
minute ┬░of the second period, when
several other players were sent in,
and .I suppose no one noticed it."
In Chicago Maj. John L. Griffith,
the Conference Commissioner of
fAthletics, regarded the controversy

Athletic tradition is molded from
fighting spirit.
Every day of the year banner head-
lines shout the news that some under-
dog team or individual with inferior
material or of lesser calibre has sky-
rocketed its competitive spirit to blow-
torch heat, overcoming seemingly top-
heavy odds to blast a more highly-
rated opponent into submission.
Take the Detroit Tigers, who
through sheer fight and determina-
tion to win, rose above almost insur-
mountable handicaps to squeeze
through to the American League pen-
nant despite the 60-1 odds quoted on
them at the beginning of the season.
Michigan Undefeated
Or consider the case of the Illlinois
grid team which invades the Stadium
Lloyd Gridders
Beat Winchell
1939 Champs Win, 8-7;
Safety Decides Tilt:
Lloyd House, all-year 1939 touch
football champions, in their first
game of this season defeated Win-
chell House yesterday afternoon at
Ferry Field by an 8 to 7 score. Burns
scored the touchdown for Lloyd
House with Armstrong and Kerr
scoring the extra two points on a
safety. Fahs and Nichols scored the
touchdown and extra point respec-
tively for Winchell House.
Other Residence Hall games in
cluded Rumsey House vs. Michigan
House, the former winning 9-0. A
safety in the first quarter caused by
a blocked punt gave the winners an
early two-point lead. In the third
quarter a pass thrown by Howard
Ideson was completed for the touch-
down and a conversion followed.
Wozniak starred for the losers. Ad-
ams House clubbed the boys from
the Chicago House for a 13-0 victory
and Wenley House defeated Williams
house 19-0.
Among the Independent teams the
Forestry group set back the Admiral
10-0. Laughlin scored the touchdown
for the victors. Kennedy scored the
extra point and also a field goal
The Wolverines, assisted by the bril-
liant passing of Jack Barry, out-
classed the Abe Lincolns 27-0
Touchdowns were made by. Barry
Oaks and Temple; Barry and Tem-
ple also made the extra points.
Minnesota Rejects Plan
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 17.-(P)-Th
University of Minnesota today went
on record against Western Confer.
ence participation in any post-sea.
son football games, specifically th
annual Rose Bowl Classic at Pasa-
dena, Calif., New Year's Day.

Strengthens Defense

Zuppke Instills Fighting Spirit
Into His Illini Gridiron Teams

tomorrow. Last year the Illini, tra-
ditionally a fighting outfit, had not
yet won a game when Michigan's
Wolverines, rated one of the nation's
top five teams at the time, were roar-
ing down the path of gridiron in-
The Friday night before the mem-
orable Wolverine - Illinois battle
Coach Bob Zuppke was talking to his
assembled Indian grid squad. Earlier
in the week Capt. Mel Brewer had
been called home by his mother's
death, and it was . felt certain he
would miss the game.
Let Illinois' line coach, Ray Eliot.
tell the story: "The door opened and
Brewer came in. Zuppke stopped and
went over to give him a word of
sympathy. Then Brewer spoke. He
said. 'I want to thank all of you for
myself, my dad and my sister for the
flowers and messages'. He hesitated
and then went on: 'If you feel the
way I do, I know we'll beat Michigan
Won For Brewer
Immediately one could sense the
temper, of the team, according to
Eliot. The gridmen dedicated them-
selves to win for Zuppke and Brewer
-and they did, 16-7, to topple the
Crislermen from the pinnacle of the
gridiron world for one of football's
most spectacular upsets.
Tomorrow this same Illinois out-
fit will challenge another Michigan
team again bidding for the country's'
top honors. There is only one way to
beat a squad with Illinois' spirit-
fight fire with fire.
The Wolverines' will to win must
rise above that of the Zuppkemnen,
if they are to emerge victorious to-
Entries for intramural volley-
ball must be in the activities office
at the Sports Building by 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 19. Fraternities
which have not received entry
blanks for fall sports may get
. them at the Sports Building.
Earl N. Riskey
Asst. Director of Intramural Sports
Ride at
Free Transportation
to arid from stbles
Every Friday
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