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WENESUAY, OCTOBER $, 1941 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PACE THREE

Wolverine Gridders Prepare

To Meet Panther Challenge

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9 Gopher Fans Fear Michigan
y' 0 Urban Odson Ailing
y IAL WILSON
Daily Sports Editor

Record Frosh
Squad Reports
.At Ferry Field
125 Yearling Gridders
Answer Weber's Call;
Guards, Tackled Weak
By KEV JONES
The largest freshman football
squad in Michigan's history is now
working out on Ferry Field. However,
in spite of his 125 yearlings, coach
Wally Weber is not overjoyed at the
prospect.
With only five days of practice be-
hind them the frosh have not done
enough to show their real stuff, but
if first appearances mean anything

* *

HAVE SOME SPORTS HASH FOR BREAKFAST THIS MORNING: Word
is seeping out of the great Northwest that the Minneapolis citizenry
expects Michigan to extend most their Minnesota team this fail . . . in
a poll conducted by the Star-Journal, fans were asked: "What team do you
think will prove the toughest for the Gophers to handle this year?"- -
60 per cent gave the nod to the Wolverines, while 20 per cent favored Wis-
consin . . not represented in the voting were four Gopher opponents, Iowa,
Illinois, Pitt and Nebraska.
* *
Also from the camp of the Western Conference grid champions
comes a tip that the huge jjrban Odson, 245-pound All-America tackle,
is not in the best of condition . . . Odson, so the story goes, has a weak
knee which bothers him mentally gs much as physically . . . he's worry-
ing about his p'articular/injury and holding back . . . any athlete who
does that may crumble,

*

* *

N THE LATEST ISSUE of a popular weekly national magazine there is
featured A story by gridiron scout Bert Stanley . . one of the top-flight
independent scouts, Stanley relates how he covers big games, draws up 30-
page reports on the respective teams, and peddles them to other schools for
a nice profit . Head Coach Fritz Crisler has had two offers from Stan-
ley already this season, he said yesterday . . . one to cover the Minnesota-
Washington game two weeks ago and the other on the Ohio State-Southern
California clash last Saturday .. . Fritz, however, sent Ernie McCoy,
assistant coach from his own Wolverine staff, to watch the Gophers in
action on the coast, and decided that there would be plenty of other oppor-
tunities to scout the Buckeyes.
Ernie, incidentally, sat next to Stanley at the West Coast encounter
in the press box . and says that Stanley was sending his stuff that
day to four big institutions . . . among them was Notthwestern, seeking
information on the Gophers;. last year Stanley scouted the Wolver-
ines once for Harvard . . . but the Crimson found it took more than
diagrams to turn back the Maize and Blue..,
* * * *
SOPHOMORE PAUL WHITE, who was injured in the Michigan State
battle, is wearing the old special pad on his shoulder that Forest Eva-
shevski used last year . . . . he will have his own by Friday . . . belated
credit should go to sophomore guard Julius Franks for partially blocking
that kick in the Iowa game . . Dr. Eddie Anderson, Hawkeye coach, was
disappointed over the small turnout of 29,000 . . "Back in Iowa City," he
declared, "Michigan would have attracted at least 50,000 fans. I certainly
wish the Wolverines could come out there."
Mention of Evy and his shoulder pad reminds us that he initiated
his college coaching career successfuly Saturday . . . his Hamilton Col-
lege gridmen trounced R.P.I., 21-0 . . . incidentally, a Babyland
Bulletin, a la Winchell and Fidler . Evy and his wife,the former
Ruth Brown, expect a young Evashevski in January.
* * * *
PITT IS BRINGING its 135 piece R.O.T.C. band to the Panther-Michigan
tilt Saturday in the Stadium . . yesterday morning arrangements
were completed to have the game aired coast-to-coast over 180 stations by
the Mutual Broadcasting System . . this snakes a perfect record for
nation-wide hookups for all of the Wolverines' home game this seasontra.e.
both CBS and NBC will carry the Minnesota epic and NBC has contracted
for the final Ohio State encounter . . . identification cards are necessary
for student admittance in the final three home games.
Blazing Hap Stickle, Pittsburgh track star, and Al Thomas, Wolver-
ine senior dashman, met on the cinderpaths last Winter . and they
. may meet again on the gridiron Saturday . . for both are reserve half-
backs . . . Charlie Decker, former Wolverine pole vault ace who smashed
the Field House mark last winter, is laid up in his Elyria, O., home
still suffering from a compound fracture of his leg incurred in an
accident last spring.
Referee Mike Layden, who worked the Mihigan-Iowa clash here Satur-
day, knows all at out this "eye for an eye and oth for a tooth" type of grid
action . . . soppomore tailback Tommy Kuzma trotted over Ito Mike at
one stage of the game and lisped coyly, "Hol thith, pleath" . . . in Mike's
hand was a tooth.
*; * * *
An interesting experiment is being tried by Congress, Independent
Men's Association . . . the athletic chairmen, Lou Fogel and Dick Orli-
koff, are forming six-man touch football teams and leagues . . . backed
100 per cent by the Intramural department . . . this is a fins project,
designed to give all independent men an opportunity to participate in
athletic activity . . and it deserves full cooperation . . . men may
sign for competition individually or in groups as teams at the Congress
offices jn the Union or at the Intramural Sports Building.
Gus Sharemet, ace freestyler whose real first name is Constantine, con-
stantly receives advertising propaganda from a Detroit Beauty Operators'
School . . . addressed to *"Miss Constantine Sharemet."

this year's squad will not be up to
the high standard set by last year's
freshmen.
Keen Faces Problem
Particularly noticeable is the lack
of centers and guards. Line coach Cliff
Keen is faced with the problem of
finding a pair of guards to follow in
the large footsteps of Merv Pregul-
man and Julius Franks, and a center
to hold up the middle of the line
when Bob Ingalls and Ted Kennedy
graduate.
With Ray Courtright and Howard
Mehaffey putting the backs through
their paces, Ray Fisher working with
the ends, and Keen coaching the
linemen, coach Weber has already be-
gun light scrimmage using running
plays only. This gives the staff a
( chance to see the yearlings who show
promise before they start using more
complicated plays.
Learning Names Tough
The greatest trouble so far en-
countered by the coaches has been
that of learning the names of all
the frosh. With such a large group
out for the squad the job is a hard
one, but then mentors are hopeful of
knowing them all by the time play
begins speeding up.
Practicing their specialties are both
the passers and the punters, in prep-
aration for the real work of the sea-
son. However, so far no one has been
outstanding.
Coach Weber expects that about
65 of the present squad will answer
the roll call at the end of the fall,
and says that if 15 of them make good
on the Varsity by the end of their
college career there will be no com-
plaint about this crop of yearlings.
Some of the boys on the-squad are
getting into big time football already
as many of the freshmen scrimmaged
against the Varsity during the week.

Inside Story Crisler Works Lon Nova's Mmm
Why Yanks Varsity In Stiff NEW YORK, Oct. 7.-:-T,
New York State Athletic Commission
Areeatest Practice Drill today ordered one fighte puse held
up and suspended two mana fo
six months and a trainer for 60 d ys
NEW YORK.Oct.7.Pittsburh Feature Brace as aftermaths of Past night'slFreddi
the inside story of how the New York ICochrane-L w Jenkins fight
Yankees have become the greatest Of Triple Threat Backs Garden and last week's heavyweight
dynasty in baseball, winning five In Dutton And Steiler title bout between Joe Louis and Ldu
world championships in six years and Ito A d___ Nova.
getting primed for more. The Commission ruled:
Thousands of fans saw the Ian- By BOB STAHL 1-Ray Carlen, manager of Nova,
kees win on the field, but only al The Wolverine gridders have any- suspended for six months. and Ray
handful of sports writers and close thing but a pushover in store for A ecel, Nova's trainer, for 60 days, for
friends saw them win off the field. them when they meet the Univeriy instructing Lou to hold back in the
And the groundwork for pennants is of Pittsburgh Panthers on the Michi- early rounds and fight a defesiv
laid indoors. gan Stadium turf Saturday. Ibattle against Louis. Carlen and Arecl
The Yanks were the baseball According to the statistics of thc
champions of the world last night Pitt-Purdue contest last week. th
and the town was their's for the Panthers, even though they were cn
taking. Instead they had a quiet little ""'' the losing^ end of a
family farewell at a downtown hotel. 6-0 score, piled up B l nk
The players and their wives sat as many yards from
in groups of six or eight around I scrimmage as the
tables, eating, drinking and talking. Boilermakers and it
Joe Gordon, the areal second base was only the breaks VARSITY BASKETBALL
man who was the hero of the series, which gave Purdue All eligible men report for varsity
had his coat off. Johnny Sturm and the game. basketball practice Monday. Oct. 13,
some of the other bachelors had a The first time the at the Sports Building at 7:30 p.m.
stag table in a corner. President Ed Panthers had pos- Bennie Oosterbaan,
Barrow, manager Joe McCarthy and session of the ball, Basketball Coach
some scribes sat in another corner.' )they marched 78 r
In these serene surroundings we ( e yards without a BASKETBALL MANAGERS
found out why the Yankees are Bob Westfall stop clean down to All sophomores interested in trying
champions, the one-foot line where only a des- out for positions- as basketball man-
"You know, baseball is a romance," perately fighting Purdue line with its agers should report on Monday, Oct.
philosophized McCarthy. back to the wall was finally able to r13 to the Sports Building at 7:30 p.m.
"You can't buy this with money. turn them aside. B. Wallace, Manager
You have to feel something inside Ernie McCoy, Wolverine assistant *4*
you to appreciate the world cham- football coach who scouted the Pitt- BOXING CLASSES
pionship the way we do. Purdue tilt, brought back stories of All students interested in instruc-
"Baseball is my life. I love it. I a brace of triple-threat! Panther tions in boxing should report next
would want to be in it if I didn't make backs, Bill Dutton and Jack Stetler veek at 4-6 p.m. in the Sports Build-
a dime. It's a grand game and some- by name, who can pass, kick, and run wetherpm.ndyhednrsdayilr
times the spirit of it overwhelms with the best of them, and they are ing either Monday, Wednesday, or
you." expected to cause the Michigan team Fridayy
Marty Lvaoski,
"I have a great bunch of kids. They plenty of trouble before Saturday's Boxing Coach
all get along together. No trouble- game is over.
makers. I don't let them play cards In a two-hour-practice session yes- :Y
or dice. When you travel with us terday, Coach Crisler put his first DAILY SPORTS TRYOUTS
you'd think they were a bunch of team through its paces in a signal All eligible sophomores and second
angels. But they have that spirit. drill against the freshmen and wound semester freshmen who are interested
They all want to play baseball and up the day with a sparkling scrim in trying out for the Daily sports
when they go out on that field they mage battle. The Wolverine back- staff should report to the Student
play for all it is worth, play hard." field, with Capt. Bob Westfall, Tom Publications Building any afternoon
-_Kuzma, Don Robinson and Al Thomas or evening ,this week.
doingmost of the ball-carrying, dis- -Hal Wilson, Sports Editor
Purple Fains May $eedon
played plenty of powerful running
Nation's Best Games and gave evidence of being in top I-M FOOTBALL
----_shape for the Pitt game. . Entries for the Independent foot-
EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 7.--UP)- Line-coach Munn,- in a surprise ball league must be in by Thursday,
Northwestern's Dyche 'Stadium, scene move, shifted sophomore Walt Frie- Oct. 9.
of one of the best home schedules hofer from his end position over to Earl N. Riskey, Asst. Director
in the Western Conference, may pro- one of the guard posts with the of Intramural Sports
duce two of the best individual grid football-loving plebe showing up very
duels of the year. . . . On Oct. 18 well in the new role. 'M' CLUB NOTICE
Michigan opposes Northwestern on Paul White, who suffered a should- There will be an important meeting
the Dyche turf, and this game should er injury in the Michigan State tilt of all 'M' Clubu members this Thurs-
see a brilliant skirmish between which kept him out of the Iowa day at 8 p.m. in the Union.
Northwestein's Alf Bauman and game, was still unable to take part -Gus Sharemet, President
Michigan's Al Wistert, two tackles of in yesterday's scrimmage and it
all-America caliber . . On Nov. 15 locked doubtful as to whether o otFOOTBALL MANAGERS
Notre Dame comes in with Angelo the doctors would okay his playingFOTALMNGR
Dertelli. against the Panthers. All eligible sophomores and second
semester freshmen who are inter-

iger Suspended
ilso were reprimanded for refusing
to heed the referee's warnings to
stop using grease on Nova.

I-

Brown On The Spot. Proluces Winnting Team

By MYRON DANN
At the start of the 1941-42 grid
season no otheriplayer or coach occu-
pied a more precarious position than
Paul Brown, Ohio State mentor.
The "downtown bankers club" of
Columbus wanted a winning Buckeye
squad or they were willing to change'
coaches again. Because Brown was
an ex-high school coach from Massil-
lon, the high school coaches of the
nation expected a victorious eleven
so as to prove that high school
coaches were as good as college
coaches. On top of all this Brown had
the many normal difficulties that
beset any coach at a new University.
The most optimistic of Brown's
>riends said "give Paul two years at
hio State and he will have a win- I
ning ball club." They felt he needed
more than one year so he could have
a chance to train his boys as soon
as they reached the freshman squad.
But Brown is fooling his friends and
satisfying the high school coaches
and the downtown bankers club; he
has produced a winning ball club
his first year with Ohio State. Two

w nning ball teams. It also takes ma-
terial and the breaks to win games
and Brown can't supply this so, if
the Buckeyes drop a few it won't be
Brown's fault.
Right now Brown is the toast of
the Buckeye fans, the downtown
bankers are singing his praises and
he has the pleasure of coaching a
winning ball club. But next week
this may be all changed.
What will actually happen however
cnly time alone wail tell but we can
say now that Paul Brown has left
the imprint of his personality on the
Ohio State campus.
Tom Walsh Predicts
Galleries Of 50,0001
CHICAGO, Oct. 7.-('--Predict-
ing pro golf will be attracting single-
day galleries of 50,000 within a few
years, Tom Walsh announced today
his retirement as president of the
professional golfers association, effec-
tive next month when his successor
will be named at the annual meetin
here.
"With more thought given to fans,
our sport soon will be matching and
surpassing baseball and football
crowds,' he said. "I think all players
should be numbered to help the spec-
tators spot their favorites.

PAUL BROWN

weeks ago the Buckeyes whipped a
highly touted Missouri eleven 12 to
7, and Mast week his boys squashed
Southern California 33 to 0. The one
thing that sports writers who wit-
nessed the contests agree upon is that
Ohio State is well coached.
Buckeye fans must realize how-
ver that coaching is not the only
element involved in the production of

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