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X41 aTHE MICHIGAN DAILY AETR

Wolverine Gridmen

To

Face

Invading Pitt Eleven

Varsity Battle With Pitt,
Is First In Grid Annals
Coaches May Resort To Aerial Offense;
Panthers' Jones May Not See Action
(Continued from Page 1)
will probably take the field against the invading Bowsermen intact. This
will put veterans George Ceithaml and Tippy Lockard in to team with the
power-genera'ting duo of Captain Westfall and Tommy Kuzma, who have
scored all of Michigan's touchdowns this fall and picked up most of the
yardage. Ready to back up these likely starters are Davie Nelson and Don
Robinson at the tailback post, Chuck--

Wildcats Play
Badgers; TCU
Meets Indiana

Pitt Ace Halfback Performs Today

Frank
For
On

Leahy Pins Hopes
Notre Dame Win
Bertelli's Passing

Kennedy and Al Thomas at wing-
back, and Elmer Madar and Don
Boor at quarter and full.
In front of them will be the same
forward wall which has started the
first two games with the possible ex-
cepion of sophomore guards Merv
Pregulman and perhaps Julie Franks
in place of veterans Bill Melzow and
Bob Kolesar. This means that big
Joe Rogers and Harlin Fraurkann
will man the flanks, Rube Kelto and
Al Wistert the tackles, and Bob In-
galls the pivot post.
Other capable linemen who will see
action are Ted Kennedy at center,
Bob Flora, veteran tackle, and Jack
Karwales, Rudy Smeja and Phil
Sharpe at ends.
Stettler, Dutton Lead Panthers
Main cogs in the fast-opening style
of attack the Panthers employ are
tailback. Jack Stetler and Bill Dut-
ton, a pair of hard-driving, fancy-
stepping. triple-threat performers.
Stetler, a junior veteran, bore most
of the offensive burden against Pur-
due last week and played an instru-
mental part in Pitt's 78 yard march
down the field which stalled on the
Boilermakers' one foot line. {
At fullback the invaders boast a
fine little senior in Johnny Ross,
while at quarter veteran Walter West
calls signals and directs play. A re-
serve threat is halfback Hap Stickel,
Eastern Intercollegiate dash chan-
pion, who is a great spot performer,
although not capable enough to play
full time.
Gervelis Paces Pitt Linemen
Outstanding up front in the Pitt
line is a fast-charging end, Stan Ger-
velis, who merited the unstinted
praise of Wolverine scouts last wdek.
A fine all-around performer, Ger-
velis teams with Tex Hinte at the
ends. Benghouser or sophomore Joe
Salvucci will 'fill right tackle with
big Harry Kindelberger at the other.
Recovered from his injury now is
Harmon To Play
Professional Ball
For Four Games
Tom Harmon, the most recent and
the most publicized of the long list
of Michigan All-Americans, has fin-
ally settled the issue of whether or
not he will play pro football by agree-
ing to play with the New York
Americans of the American Profes-
sional Football League in their last
four games of the season, according
to an announcement issued by club
President William Cox yesterday in
New York,
Cox said that the famous ex-Wol-
verine would make his pro debut on
Oct. 19 against Columbus at New
York. He further stated that the
Gary Ghost had been signed to a
contracthcalling for payment of $6,-
250, or $1,562.50 per game.
The Hoosier Hammer sent the fol-
lowing wire to Cox stating that he
would definitely be with the Amer-
ican Leaguers: "Arrive LaGuardia
Field Tuesday night. Practice with
your team Wednesday. Glad to be
with the New York American League
club."
Harmon's new job, however, will
not interfere with his broadcasting
of the Michigan football games each
Saturday over Detroit radio station
WJR.

Wildcats-Badgers
EVANSTON, Ill., Oct: l0.-P-)-
Northwestern and Wisconsin open
their Western Conference campaigns
at Dyche Stadium tomorrow with
Northwestern a strong favorite to
start its title. bid with a victory over
the Badgers.
Some 40,000 spectators were ex-
pected for the battle, in which North-
western's heavy line and backfield
talent rated an edge over a Wisconsin
dam upset last Saturday by Mar-
quette. The Badgers, however, were
expected to test a Northwestern de-
fense which had virtually no work-
out in last Saturday's easy win over
Kansas State.
Indiana-TCU
BLLOMINGTON, Ind., Oct. 10.-
-Indiana University's Hoosiers, still
seeking their first football victory/ of
the season, and the Horned Frogs
from Texas Christian University, who
have allowed only four first downs in
two games, will meet here tomorrow
before an Indiana homecoming crowd
that may reach 18,000.
Indiana has lost to Detroit and
Notre Dame while Texas Christian
has beaten Tulsa and Arkansas.
The Hoosiers will be at full strength
for the first time this season and
Coach Bo McMillin, a native of
Texas, has drilled his boys long and
hard this week in an effort to stop
the passing of Texas Christian's Kyle
Gillespie.
Irish-Georgia Tech
ATLANTA, Oct. 10.-R)-Soft-
spoken Frank Leahy brought Notre

Probable starter at left tackle for the University of Pittsburgh's
growling Panthers against Michigan's 1941 gridiron machine this after-
noon will be Harry Kindelberger whose blocking and tackling have been
one of the features of the Pitt drills.

WALT WEST

guard Ralph Fife who will add bothI
speed and weight to the Panther line.
At the other guard post is George
Mitchell, while Jack Heister will start
at the pivot.
Michigan has a two-pound per
man advantage over the Panthers in
the line, averaging 197, while it holds
a 10-pound margin in the backfield,
scaling 190 pounds.

Dame's football team to town today,
hopeful that cool weather and the ac-
curate passing of sophomore Angelo
Bettelli would give the Irish victory
over Georgia Tech tomorrow "by one
point-certainly not more than one
touchdown."
While Notre Dame expected to go
into the game at full strength, Tech
counted on only limited service from
little Johnny Bosch, triple-threat se-
nior tailback who was injured in the
Chattanooga game, and none at all
from sophomore wingback- Pat Mc-
Hugh. Both had leg injuries. Coach
Bill Alexander said he intended to
start Bosch, but doubted he could
carry on.

PROBABLE
Pittsburgh
Gervelis
Kindelberger
Mitchell
Heister
Fife
Benghouser
Hinte
West
Stetler
Dutton
Ross

STARTING
LE
LT
LG
C
RG
RT
RE
QB
LH
RH
FB'

LINEUPS
Michigan
Rogers
Wistert
Kolesar
Ingalls
Pregulman
Kelto
Fraumann
Ceithaml
Kuzma
Lockard
Westfall

Grid Battles With Big Ten Foes
May Bring Pitt Into Conference

4 r
Pitt Grid Team
Holds Praetie
Kicking And Passing Drill
Features Session
An underdog Pitt team held its last
practice yesterday afternoon before
facing Michigan today.I
With a chilly wind sweeping the
field, Coach ' Bowser avoided all
chance of injury to his players by
having no contact work and by lim-
iting the session to one hour.
Practice started with the Pitt kick-
ers putting the finishing touches on
their punting and place-kicking. This
was followed by a last minute review
of a few of the plays the Panthers
will use against Michigan today.
However, the climax of the practice
was an intensive passing drill. With
the Pitt flingers, upon whose arms
the Panthers' fate may well depend,
tossing passes all over the field, every
man took turns in snaring the aerial
bullets.
After the practice, the Panthers
left immediately for Dearborn where
they took in an early movie and got
a 'good sleep, preparatory to returning
to Ann Arbor at 1 p.m. today.
BOXING CLASS
All students interested in box-
ing instruction should report next
week between 4-6 p.m. either
Monday, Wednesday, or NFriday
at the Sports Building.
Marty Levandowski,
Boxing Coach

By BUD HENDEL
When the Michigan gridiron fans
file into the Stadium today to witness
the clash between Fritz Crisler's de-
Harmonized Wolverines and Pitts-
burgh's de-emphasized Panthers, they
will see the result of one of the
strangest stories among modern foot-
ball annals.
For Pitt, employing the factory
system of football, was at one time
the gridiron ruler of the East and
the scourge of the nation. But times
have changed and so has the Panther
basis of conducting the gridiron sport,'
and today they will field a husky
band of simon-pure pigskin warriors
instead of a gang of paid-to-play
gridders.
Second Conference Tilt
And today when they face Michi-
gan, the Panthers will be playing
theil' second game of the year with
a Western Conference opponent with
two more to come, Minnesota and
Ohio State. Last Saturday they fell
before Purdue by the score of 6-0.
All of which mounts up to the fact
that Pitt is trying to work its way
into Chicago's vacant spot in the
Big Ten.
Under the supervision of Major
John Griffith, Western Conference
Athletic Commissioner, the Steel City
school has employed a mass de-em-
phasis football program the past few
years which has resulted in a rapid
decline from the peak of gridiron
supremacy. The reason for the con-
ducting of such a program was to
remove the blotch of subsidization
from Pitt and thus make the Pan-
thers )eligible' to enfler the Big Ten.
As a result, four games on its'1941
schedule are with Western Confer-
VARSITY BASKETBALL
All eligible men report for var-
sity basketball practice at 7:30
p.m. Monday,' Oct. 3, at the
Sports Building.
Bennie Oosterbaan,
Basketball Coach

ence schools, and Pitt stands a better
than fair chance of taking up the
slack created by Chicago's with-
drawal.
Sutherland Resigned
It all started when the Silent Scot,
Dr. John Bain Sutherland, was
coaching that mighty Steeldom grid-
iron machine. Jock Sutherland, vio-
lently opposed to Chancellor John
Bowman's pigskin purity tactics, Te-
signed one balmy spring day in the
midst of one of the stormiest athletic
upheavals to ever hit any campus.
And since Jock's resignation the
Pitt administration has received no
opposition. Genial Charlie Bowser
has taken his place at the helm of the
Panther gridders, and the Pitt team
still shows up for all of its games.
This year, though, credit must be
given to Bowser if they keep up this
policy because the de-emphasized
Panthers face Minnesota, Duke, Ohio
State, Fordham, Nebraska, Penn
State and Carnegie Tech after their
battle with the Wolverines.
Pitt Has Hopes
But today the fans will see Michi-
gan and Pitt square off on the
chalked stripes in one of the steps
on the Steel City school's ladder
which the Panthers hope will lead
them into the Western Conference
and place them back on top of the
gridiron heap.
BASKETBALL MANAGERS
All sophomores interested in
trying out for positions as basket-
ball managers should report at
7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, at the
Sports Building.
Bob Wallace, Manager

Some Angles '
On The. Great
Pigskin Sport
By JO ANN PETERSON
From "60 minutes of concentrated
muscle" to "an hour of brawn plus
brain," the definitions of football
are many and similar. However, al-
though definitions of the game may
all be reasonably alike, the concep-
tions that people have of football
are, alas, strikingly different.
For example, the professor who
has a few members of the football
team in his classes may view the
Saturday afternoon tilt as a fall
brawl that requires too much time
for practice and "achieves nothing
of permanent value," or, if his dis-
position is kindly, he may regard the
game as a splendid show that those
nice football fellows thought up pre-
cisely for him.
The lovely campus queen thinks
of football as a horrid lot of noise, a
jolly group of boys and a nice bit of
green turf that shows off her new
rust hat to the best advantage. Foot-
ball games are background material
for her charming smile.
Then, there are the fraternity
brothers of the current football hero.
They have a refreshingly different
viewpoint. As they cheer their broth-
er on each time he tries an end run,
there is a triumphant look in their
admiring eyes. That three yard gain
obviously showed the superiority of
Alpha Beta.
The middle-aged woman dragged
to games by fanatical husband
thinks of the afternoon as an en-
durance test. A rather horrible two
hours sandwiched in between lunch
dishes and setting the tab for sup-
per.
To the Boy Scouts ushering at the
games the whole business is a waste
of time. The best part of it all is
about forty minutes before the game
starts, when they gather in the end
zone and attempt to catch the ball
as it is booted back there by mem-
bers of the team who are practicing
place kicks.
Of course, besidie these oddities in
the stadium there are the people who
really belong there. The boys who
understand the rules and know why
the penalty was called for "piling
on." They find in football amuse-
ment, stimulation and a nice chance
to relax. Too bad everybody can't
feel that way.

-Once Again Ann Arbor's Self-Styled Grid Experts Pick 'Em

Hal Wilson
GAME Sports Editor
Michigan-Pitt ............ .Michigan
Minnesota-Illinois ........ Minnesota
Penn-Yale ....... ....... Penn
Navy-Lafayette ........... Navy
Indiana-=CU .............. .Indiana
Stanford-Oregon State .... Stanford
Colgate-Dartmouth ....... . Colgate
Northwestern-Wisconsin No'western
Texas A&M-NYU ......... Texas A&M
Cornell-HarvM'd ......... Cornell
Columbia-Princeton ...... Columbia

Vic Reed

A.P. Blaustein

United Press City Editor Ass

Art Hill B. Weathersbs
st. Spts. Ed. Sports Corres

Michigan
Minnesota
Penn
Navy
TCU
Stanford
Colgate
No'western
Texas A&M
Cornell
Columbia

Michigan
Minnesota
Penn
Lafayette
TCU
Stanford
Colgate
No'western
Texas A&M
Cornell
Columbia

Michigan
Minnesota
Penn
Navy
TCU
Stanford
Colgate
No'western
Texas A&M
Cornell
Columbia

Michigan
Minnesota
Penn
Navy
Indiana
Stanford
Colgate
No'western
Texas A&M
Cornell
Columbia

y
Concensus
Michigan
Minnesota
Penn
Navy
TCU
Stanford
Colgate
No'western
Texas A&M
Cornell
Columbia

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