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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1940
Crisler "Starts
drilling Squad
For Spartans
Coach Praises Linemen,
Reserves For Victory;
Plane TripSuccessful
After giving Pacific Coast football
fans a convincing demonstration of
Michigan's traditional phrase,
"Champions of the West", Coach
Fritz Crisler's Wolverine gridiron
machine now turns its attention up
East Lansing way where Charlie
Bachman is putting the final touches
on his menacing crew of Michigan
State Spartans which is pointing for
its annual Ann Arbor invasion Sat-.
urday.
Concerning the smashing 41-0 tri-
umph over California's Golden Bears
last Saturday, Crisler had nothing
but lavish praise for his gridme.
Particularly pleasing to the Michi-
gan mentor was the 'excellent work
of the linemen, the sharp blocking
-especially the very effective down-
field blocking, and the hard, sound
brand of football turned in by the
reserves."
Harmon Looks Good
The performance of Tom Harmon,
who turned in touchdown runs of
96, 82, 62 and seven yards in addi-
tion to passing to Davie Nelson for
another and booting four extra
points, also was cited by Crisler as
very impressive.
But Fritz was a little dubious
whether all the credit for the over-
whelming win lay in Michigan's
strength. The Bears, he remarked,
were weakened by the loss of their
star halfback, Jim JurkoVich, and
their line did not live up to pre-game
evpectations.
Difficult Task Ahead
A further and more definite indica-
tion of the Wolverines' gridiron
power will come Saturday, however,
and Crisler warns that "the task
will be infinitely more difficult".
"State is much more ready for the
tilt", the Maize and Blue pilot ex-
plained," since the Spartans have
had three weeks of intensive train-
ing with the thought of the Michigan
battle foremost in their minds every
minute."
Coming out of the California fra-
cas in fine shape, the Wolverines
have only three minor injuries
bothering them. Norm Call, starting
halfback, has a slight strain in his
heel, but it isn't expected that this
will keep him out of the starting
lineup for long. Varsity tackle Al
Wistert suffered a bruise of the ster-
num, and junior Davie Nelson broke
off the tip of his tooth.
Three-Hour Practice
Romping through a light three-
hour grid drill yesterday afternoon,
the squad appeared to have shakenj
off all effects of its California flight.
A passing drill and running throughI
signals occupied most of the practice.
In regard to the air jaunt, itself,]
Coach Crisler was very enthusiastic,
and he pronounced it "marvelous in
every manner". Indications were that
neither the team nor the coaches
would be aerse to a flying trip to
Minnesota for the Gopher clash,
Nov. 9, instead of the usual long,
strenuous train trip, which necessi-
tates departure two days before the
game and a tiresome grind around
the southern tip of Lake Michigan.
And the chances of such a shift
from the usual mode of travel are
not too dim.

AFL Wins Labor Fight
DETROIT, Sept. 30.-(MP)-The In-
ternational Brotherhood of Electrical
Workers (AFL) emerged victorious
today from the drawn-out battle for
exclusive collective bargaining rights
as representative of Consumers Pow-
er Co. employes.
All Freshmen interested in track
report at Ferry Field any day this
week. No experience necessary.
Coach Ken Doherty

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Michigan's Flying Grid Squad
Unanimous In Approval Of Tr

Trueblood Cup 'Play' T
WStart ctbr 4igers, Reds Start Series Tonorrow
ip By GIERRY SCHIAFLANDER
Competition for the Trueblood will more than offset the slight edge and Bridges.
Golf Cup wil start Oct. 4 with a The Detroit Tigers and the Cincin- that Derringer, Walters. and Thomp- There is no doubt in anyone's
grid- qualifying round of 18 holes. medal nati Reds open the 1940 World Series ;on might have over Newsom, Rowe. ,nonu n Page 8)
tlmt pay, with the remaining 18 to be before 37,000 fans. at Crosley Field --- - - - ---~
d h t p a , w t t e r m i i g 1 t

By WOODY BLOCK
A sweaty, but deliriously happy
gang of football players tramped into
the dressing room after yesterday's
three-hour practice session on Ferry
Field acclaiming one and all their
flying trip to California.
Superlatives couldn't describe how
the victorious Wolverines felt about
their jaunt to the Pacific Coast. De-
spite the fact that they all were air
sick at one time or another, the 35
huskies would repeat the trip at a
minute's notice. Just ask them.
Harmon Eludes Spectator
"It was wonderful," Tom Harmon
said when asked how he liked the
trip, "and it looks now like we might
fly to the Minnesota game." The
spectator that tried to stop me on
the goal line was drunk as the devil,"
the Hoosier Hammer informed us.
"Boy, I wish Tom would have a
birthday every day," Capt. Evashev-
ski chimed in. As he reeled off his
practice togs, Evy remarkew that
"those California boys weren't as
bad as the score indicated. They
lost their heart after Tom's run for
a touchdown on the kickoff. Golly.
it was a great trip, though I did
feel bad at times."
Roberts Explains Sickness
Ray Roberts, the Wolverines' fly-
ing trainer (he has over 200 hours
of flying completed) explained the
large number of woozy gridders. Ray
said that "most of the boys were sick
from fear rather than anything else.
Flying so high through rough wea-
ther makes a person rather sick,"
he pointed out.
Ed Frutig, the pass-snatching end,
boasted that "some of the boys with
the weak stomachs got sick, but not
me." "No," said George Ceithaml.
the hard-hitting number-two quar-
terback, you didn't feel bad 'til those
planes circled Ann Arbor. Boy, did
you look weak!" Ceithaml, too, re-
iterated what Evashevski said about
the California team. "They weren't
as bad as that score showed."
California Here I Am
Singing in the worst baritone ever
heard, Jim Grissen yelled over to
Ralph Fritz, "I'm goin' to California
next summer," and the stocky guard
yelled back, "me' too, I'm going to
school there."
Coach Crisler, extremely pleased
with the showing of his team and
praising the trip with such words
as "marvelous, great, beautiful," also
had words of praise for his sopho-
mores.
Kolesar Played Well
Bob Kolesar, the Cleveland boy
who plays a lot of guard, said
through his heavily-bandaged face
(he had a touch of impetigo) that
he was "scared stiff at first, but it
sure felt good later on." Kolesar is
a sophomore as is Rudy Smeja, Cris-
ler's reserve end who "almost went
mad when they put me in for the
first time. They weren't too tough;
I guess that first touchdown broke
their backs."
Rudy Sengel, giant tackle from
Louisville and a sophomore also,
probably summed up the hopes and
Important M Club Meeting
,'Thursday 8 p.m. at the Michigan
Union.
Bill Combs, Pres.
hl

dreams of a good share of the
ders when he told the gang
he was going to live there some
Pilot Bill Melzow
Flying for the first time, Bill
zow got a terrific thrill when
pilot let him guide the plane
of thedistanceibetween Ber
and Salt Lake City. "We hit,
air pockets and the plane bur
a bit, Bill remembered, and the
blamed me. But it did the;
thing when the pilot took ove
I know it wasn't my fault."'

.ay.
Mel-
the
part
keley
some
rop ed
guys
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played either the 5th. or 6th.
The highest 16 will vie for thej
championship under match play,18
holes to each match until the finals,
when 36 holes will be required. All:
players must register before starting
and letter winners will not be per-
mitted to participate.
The purpose of this contest is to
develop men for the intercollegiate
contests and to determine the best:l
14 men for the Varsity squad and{
the 10 best men for the FreshmenI
team. These squads are permitted to
play without fee until replaced by
men who shoot better golf. Fresh-
men are eligible to compete in this
tournament.
Read The Daily Classif ids!

LOmorrow.
Manager Bill McKechnie of the
Reds and Del Baker of the Tigers
have nominated Paul Derringer and
Buck Newsom respectively as their
probable pitchers.
Derringer's record this year has
been twenty victories against eleven
setbacks. while Newsom has notched
twenty-one wins against four losses.
Cincinnati is staking everything on
the premise that they will win the
first tro games. Derringer and
Waiters are beth low ball control
pitchers, and McKechnie is counting
on his two ace hurlers to hold the
perponderance of Tiger batting pow-
er in check.
Cn the other hand, Baker wants
to win those first couple of ball
games, too. He feels as most Tiger
supporters do. that the Tiger punch

Meals Like YOUR Mother Makes
at the
Campus Kosher Restaurant
611 Church
Open daily 1I :00 A.M. to 12 P.M. Dinners 5:30 to 7:30.

FOOTBALL MANAGERS
All first semester sophomores
who are interested in trying out
for junior football managers are
asked to report at the Field House
some afternoon this week.
Fred Howarth, Sr. Mgr.

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