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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Varsity

Rests Before

Coach Crisler1
Shows Squad
Gopher Movies
i Chicago W o
Light, Fast Illinois TeamIn' 4 Minnesota A
Has High Potentialities, i s
Wally Weber Reports a By HAL W1
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TFOL
n't Take Cr
lay Get Bea
ILSON
it

By MYRON DANN
Giving the Wolverine football team
a chance to lick their wounds, Coach
Fritz Crisler confined yesterday's
practice to the showing of movies
from Saturday's Minnesota clash.
The one injury that licking or Doc-
tor George Hammond, team physi-
cian, won't be able to fix for some
time is the one sustained by big Joe
Rogers, veteran left end. 'Rogers suf-
fered a fractured vertebra and will
be in a cast from four to six weeks.
This brings to a tragic close Rogers'
football career at Michigan and prob-
ably for all time.
Ends Weakest Department
Probably no other position has
caused Crisler as many sleepless
nights as the end department. Al-
though Rudy Sinejta did a capable job
in replacing the injured Rogers, Cris-
ler has still not decided who will start
at left end against Illinois Saturday.
Despite the 49-14 drubbing the
Irish -handed Zuppke's eleven, the
Michigan coaching staff realizes the
Illini have a potentially high scoring
outfit.,
Coach Wally Weber who scouted
last Saturday's Illini game says they
are a fast light team. Liz Astroth,
Illinois quarterback, is one of the
best passers in the Big Ten, Wally
pointed out, while adding that Don
Griffin, their left halfback, is an ex-
cellent runner.
In spite of the fact that their line
averages only about 185 pounds, they
have some of the best I have seen all
season," the jovial Wolverine scout
said.
Zuppke Uses T Formation
According to Weber, Zuppke uses
the T formation, with an emphasis
on man in motion plays. Michigan
has been using this same offensive
formation with more than average
success.
When asked point-blank to pre-
dict Saturday's game, Wally slyly re-
marked, "I have been scouting. Illi-
nois for eleven straight years and I
have learned at least one thing,
Champaign is the home of upsets."
The Illini were able to score
against Minnesota, something Michi-
gan wasn't able to do. Drake and
Miami have accounted for Illinois'
two wins so far this season.
Spartan Coach
Fears Tigers

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# #

THE ONLY DEAD-SURE THING about the Western Confere:
scramble to date is that Chicago will not be perched under
crown come the end of November.
Virtually all the other Conference football teams still ha
retical chance to sneak into the throne room, while Minneso
western and Wisconsin are the best bets.
THE THUNDERING HERD from Minneapolis, of course, st
ranking as the top team in the section as well as one of th
nation-and the Golden Gophers remain the outfit to edge for t
once-defeated Northwestern and Wisconsin are also serious co
An inconsistency in the Conference schedule gives the W
Cardinals each an excellent opportunity to cop the crown, I
a tough conditional factor-either of them can upset the fa
phers and then go on to win their remaining games.
BOTH NORTHWESTERN AND WISCONSIN, as well as Iowa,
ate enough to obtain six Conference tilts on their grid slat
majority of the teams have five or less. Purdue and Indiana w
four Conference foes. And since the championship goes to the t
highest percentage, either Northwestern or Wisconsin, if unbeat
the season, will gain undisputed possession of the crown.
General opinion is that the Wildcats have an excellent
knock off the Gophers on their home field in Minneapolis thi
Northwestern has the manpower requisite for such an accon
and they certainly have the desire. Minnesota, on the other
a lot physically in their narrow win over Michigan, 7-0.
H ELGE PUKEMA, veteran Gopher guard, remained in Un
pital an extra day, after he incurred a serious kidney injury
fought battle, and he certainly will not be able to see action. aga
All-America Bruce Smith, who suffered a knee hurt, should
play, according to Bernie Bierman, but he will not function at b
And Herm Frickey, the Gophers' number two runner who sc
touchdown Saturday, is also banged up. Plus numerous bruise
which all aid in cutting down Minnesota's efficiency.
Grant, then, for purposes of supposition, that Northwestern
off the Herd. Then, if they beat Indiana and Illinois, they w
But if the Hoosiers could manage to dump the Cats, also a dis
bility, and if Wisconsin dropped another ball game, then Mic
share in the title with the Gophers, providing, of course, the
defeat Illinois and Ohio State.
If (to throw in one final if) you aren't sufficiently conf
here's the situation statistically:
Games Won Games Lost Left7
Minnesota ........2 (Ill., Mich.) (Nw.,I
Michigan......... 2 (Ia., Nw.) 1 (Minn.) (Ill.,
Northwestern ..., .. 2 (Wis., Ohio) 1 (Mich.) (Minn.,
Wisconsin ........ 2 (Ia., Ind.) 1 (Nw.) (Ohio, P
Ohio State .......1 (Purdue)' 1 (Nw.) (Wis.,I

Practicing For
Blocking Plays Jusi A
I a Essential Part
In Gopher Win
own
By STAN CLAMAGE
MICHIGAN MUST NOT BE
ASHAMED OF HER DEFEAT AT;
THE HANDS OF MINNESOTA.
It was no jinx loss. From the
Northlands Coach Bierman brought
down another great Gopher team.
Whether they were greater than the
rnce title grid Wolverines is another question. They
the coveted played hard, clean football. They
charged fast and sure. And they were
a wide awake eleven.
ve a theo- Michigan was there with every-
ota, North- thing that they had. It was truly a
weary group of men that left the h
ill retains its massive crowd stirring in their seats.
Into every play they threw their best
e best in the and their best was not quite good Paul Milo
the title. But enough. The score was Minnesota 7. after a fifteen
ntenders. Michigan 0. was finally gr
ildcats and Two Great Lines
F-dt'sn Two, great forward walls faced r
F-and it's each other. Each was able to crackP
avored Go- the other, but neither was able to res (
show an evident, or a statistically;
were fortun- greater advantage. The differenceso
tes, while the were only in weight and the 44-yard opt
bes whle heedge in attack that Minnesota had.
ill meet only Minnesota capitalized on their (Miss Peterson
eam with the breaks and scored. Michigan's op- nine sports crit
en the rest of portunities never materialized in a the woman's vie
score. They were in pay dirt three mathtof Saturd
chance to times, but two sure passes were fum- rota battle.)
s Saturday. bled, a costly 15-yard penalty oc- By JO AN
mplishment curred, and a signal mixup turned Football gam
hand, lost them back again. Saturday's battl
There was one telling difference and Minnesotat
between the two rivals. Possibly this rae on oneswo
iversity Hos- was the resulting difference. The from all over the
in the hard- Gophers protected their kickers and difficult a tim
inst the Cats. passers. The line was never out of tend the Wolveri
be okay for the game. Every play was covered Therefore, Satu
top efficiency.by eleven men. Michigan, on the press box was
opd ecn. other hand, was not the wide awake authorities of al
cored the lone team of the past four contests. In uortsofa
s and strains parts of the c
kicking and passing, Kuzma :was Bill Stern, Gran
never accorded sufficient protection. ingatern ir
nwill knock True, he kicked well and passed well .iMngam, T s
woul bein. But did you watch Smith doing m ton an ty cleb
would be in. theeass tion of the celeb
tinct posi same tasks?
tigancould Blocking Inaccurate These gentlemi
higan could On other offensive plays, the Wol- ball game-the
Wolverines verine blocking was not so deadly team which h
and accurate as they had disclosed Wolverines scor
used by now, in previous engagements. turn was only a
They are two great teams, but self. Sportsmen
To Play ;Saturday Minnesota was seven points and like the o
[a Wis.) better. had a thing ort
IHATS OFF DEPARTMENT: Tak- outcome-why i
d., Ill) ing advantage of an unfortunate should have don
ur., Minn.) situation when his senior teammate, Easy ToI
Iu., Min.) Joe Rogers, became severely injured, As they desc
Ill., Mich ) Rudy Smeja received his first real fied atmospher
w., Purdue) F opportupity to display his wares at they were stillc
Minnesota's end. And he played one swell game. and sitting at
showed that Much should be heard from now on ramp, leading o
over to their from this scrapping Chicago junior. the opinions of
the score . - on the just-con
serious touch- Natators To Make The vehement
hit Westfall's T grey hat spoke r
n and with it Holiday Trip East fellow didn't h
wasn't a play w
e game-is Michigan's swimming team, ges- top of him-ba
to usd but ent Big Ten and National Collegiate beat his fist in
ta used but titeholders, will swing into action for his other hand
Gophers' 20 the first time this season when Coach nodded gravely.
game ... Matt Mann takes his mermen on a Fat Me
pions. three day jaunt through the East Then, there wt
nbar region of over the Thanksgiving weekend. men with typewx
n a cast from Leaving Ann Arbor onwThanksgiv- who were almos
rich ay sie-lug Day, the natators will first take "I'm telling you
ich may side- to the water against Amherst Col- good! Half ofl
lege on the afternoon of Nov. 27. lay in the fact
im Skinner, That same night they will journey ball carriers."
on the All- to nearb Brookline, Mass. to meet "And more
way toward an all-star Brookline aggregation. blocking, and r
and the next day they will put on other one said
f exhibition shows at Smith College Two more me
ence team of and Deerfield Academy. T more m
half, and Bob The nautical crew has been hard
e Wildung at at work in the Sports Building Pool
,n placed Bau- since the opening of school, but as

end and Ohio yet have been untested by any com-
petition. Although Mann lost eight
stars, including Jim Welsh and Char-
lie Barker-the nation's top distance
;Today man and the country's best freestyler,
the Wolverine swimmers have full
efense by jiu- intentions of maintaining the pace
at interest in which has made them the outstand-
rance here. irg collegiate outfit in the land.

Sapl ffIiForJ Saturdhay'(1 s ~(Gant

Game

With

lllinois
Coaiches Have
Final Remarks
On Grid Tilts
Bierman Praises Westfall,
Daley; Waldorf Rates
01110 Above__Michiganl
By WHITNEY MARTIN
NEW YORK, Oct. 27-The Old
Professor, mumbling to himself was
checking over the list of undefeated
and untied teams as his Monday
Morning' Class of football coaches
filed in, one step after another.

Old Professor-Minnesota. Duke,
Texas, Army-Hey, Hey, No Navy.
sevich, powerful Illini end (23), is shown being stopped Where's the Navy? A one-ocean
n-yard gain. Milosevich got the ball on the kickoff and Navy, a two-ocean Navy, a rowboat.
abbed by Captain Paul Lillis of Notre Dame. Any kind of Navy. It was here last
__________________________________________________week.
Old Professor-Mr. Crisler, did you
,a entatot/iae Reveal like the Minnesota team?
Fritz Crisler, Michigan - Which
. . team? I liked all three Minnesota
Mt tons ur Sauirday's Gamne teams. The turning point seemed to
have been Smith's long punt that
put us back on our heels. Say, with
, The Daily's , femi- slowly. "Everybody's talking about all those sophomores on hand do you
ic, provides us with Westfall," the dark one said. "Too think we are ever going to beat
wpoin on the after- lbad he couldn't ring up some points Minnesota?
his last year." 1 Bernie Bierman, Minnesota - I
- Man Disgruntled thought it was a real championship,
N PETERSON About the last man out was a dis- hard-hitting game from start to fin-
es as important as gruntled looking fellow, alone. As ish. My fullback, Bill Daley, played
e between Michigan he started down the ramp, his wife, 60 minutes of good football despite
being conveniently who had had to sit with the common a toe injury, and all my boys deserve
eekend, sportswriters people in the bleachers, shrieked credit. Say, that Bob Westfall can
country had not too proudly at him over the crowd, "How smack that line, and Tom Kuzma
ie deciding to at- did you do, dear, way up there in the looks like the real article.
ine-Gopher struggle. press box?" Babe Horrell, UCLA-Our "T," I
irday afternoon the He had apparently lost money on guess. It's the first time this season
loaded with sports the game, or was suffering from we've really shown what the forma-
1 kinds and from all stomach trouble, because he answered tion can do. We've had wet fields
ountry-Ted Husing, none too sweetly, "One hell of a lot before. We'll show a lot more, now
tland Rice, Bill Cun- better than Michigan." we have found ourselves.
bing Yonly oma r-F It all goes to show, Mr. Average Paul Brown, Ohio State--No sir.
o ein n Soectattorr that the getleen of te We lost to a better team and we can
rities. press don't say anything much more hold our heads up. Northwestern had
nen saw a good foot- important than you do after a game, too much backfield power for us.
y saw a Minnesota that despite their exalted position Lynn Waldorf, Northwestern -
eld the threatening there is nothing they can do about Whew, I'm glad that's over. Ohio
eless, but, which, in the outcome, and that Michigan will State is better in a pinch than Michi-
able to score once it- just have to wait for next year, to gan. Imagine those Bucks halting us
all, these gentlemen, even up the score. twice on the one-foot line and once

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Indiana.........

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Bob
Is

Steuber Of Missouri
Dangerous Runner

EAST LANSNG, Oct. 27.-VP)-'he
coaches told the Michigan State col-
lege football squad today its engage-,
ment with Missouri Tigers here Sat-
urday would pit it against a dan-
gerous foe.
Joe Holsinger, backfield coach who
scouted the week-end game in which
the Tiger of Missouri mauled Neb-
raska, 0 to 0, warned his charges they
have a man-sized job ahead.
Missouri, he declared, in Bob Steu-
ber has a halfback who "looks like
another Harmon." In the line, he
added, are "a couple of 235-pound
tackles who can's be moved."
Holsinger said Steuber is fleet de-
spite his 198 pounds, and has able
power running companions. in quar-
terback Harry "Slippery" Ice and
halfback "Red" Wade.
Missouri has won from Colorado,
Kan as State, Iowa State and Neb-
raska, losing to Ohio State by a
touchdown. @

SOME SATURDAY REHASH AND A LITTLE NEW HASH:
touchdown play was a masterpiece . . . . motion pictures
Gopher backfield deception -pulled Ceithaml and Westfall
right, while Frickey blasted straight through the ,middle for
.. Michigan's fumble on the five-yard line, which nullified a s
down bid, occurred when wingback Paul White inadvertently
arm on a spinner play . . . . the ball bounced into the open
Michigan title hopes.
An interesting-and perhaps underplayed feature of th
the fact that despite its vaunted reserve strength, Minnesol
nine substitutes, while Michigan used eight . . . . of the
performers, five saw action for only about one-tenth of the
thus 15 men carried most of the load for the national cham
END JOE ROGERS, who suffered three fractures in the lun
the spine, did not injure the spine itself . . . he will be it
four to six weeks. . . guard Julie Franks also hurt his ankle wh
line him for a short while.
A pair of Michigan swimmers, Charlie Barker and Ji
were named yesterday by the National AAU for placesc
America honor team .. .. the Western Conference is on its
a new all-time football attendance record..
WOLVERINE MEMBEIS of Bernie Bierman's All-Confer
the week are Bob Ingalls at center, Tom Kuzma at right
Westfall at fullback . . . . Gophers who made the team wer
tackle, Levy at guard, and Smith at left half . . . Northwesteri
man, Motl and Graham, while Wisconsin had Schreiner at
State had Howard at the other guard.
Jiu-JitsuExpert To Teach At I-M Building
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ther spectators they
two to say about the
t happened and who
e what.
Hear Opinions
nded from the rari-
e of the press box,
discussing the game,
the bottom of the
ut, it was easy to hear
these learned men
ncluded struggle.
fellow in a squashed
apidly, "Kuzma! That
ve a chance. There
here they weren't on
ng, bang, bang!" He
ito the open palm of
, and his companion
,n Whispering
-ere the two short fat
iriters in their hands
;t whispering together,
that Higgins looked
Minnesota's strength
that they had more
weight, and better
more endurance," the
determinedly.
n came down walking

Peckinpaugh May Move
From Dugout To Office
CLEVELAND, Oct. 27-(AP)-There's
a chance that Manager Roger Peck-
inpaugh, of the Cleveland, Indians,
will move from a bench in the dugoutI
to a swivel chair back of a mahogany
desk in the Tribe's "front office."
President Alvah Bradley is consid-
ering the Indians' pilot as a successor
to C. C. Slapnika, who resigned as
vice president last month, but Peck-
inpaugh is "only one possibility."
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- it's different.
"Keep A Head of Your Hair"
The aseoia Barbers
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Edmund Allen, well-known jiu-jit-
su expert, will be at the Sports Build-
ing today at 4:30 and 7:30 to give
instruction to anyone interested.
Mr. Allen who teaches jiu-jitsu to
many police departments throughout
the nation is the country's outstand-

ing exponent of self-d
jitsu and created gre
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