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Once-Beaten Wolverines
Favored AtChampaign
Varsity Points For Clash, Remembering
'Defeat At '39 Homecoming Of Illini

Frosh Cinder
Squad Lacking
In Big' Names
Coach Stackhouse Drills
70 Plebe Daily; Initial
Distance Run Is Nov. 13

" The Crucial Test
5 Rebound From Gophers
Daily Sports Editor
* * *1


(Continued from Page 1)
who has impressed observers with his ability to carry the bill through bigger
and heavier opposition' in the four games played iby the Illini to date.
Michigan will outweigh their underdog opponents, both in the line and,
the backfield this afternoon, but the Illini figure to cash in on their speed
and aggressiveness.
Illinois will,/present one of the lightest lines in big time competitklon this
year with Ray Grierson and Jim.McCarthy holding down the end positions;
Bob Wilson and John Genis at the tackle spots; Tom McCullough and
Alex Agase at guard and Ken Cheeley working at the center post.
Of these, only Wilson and Cheeley top 200 pounds and the entire line
averages about 1$5. Compared with Michigan's forward wall which tips
the Toledo at about 200 per man, thti
Illini forwards look small but Zuppkel
is counting on their enthusiasm. and
fight to bring about an Illinois vic-

Thomas Remains Home
One notable absentee from the
Michigan lineup will be wingback Al
Thomas who did not make the trip
because of a severe sore throat which
handicapped him during Wednes-
day's and Thursday's practice session.
With the exception of Joe Rogers,
veteran. end who was sidelined for
the remainder of the season by a
spine injury suffered in the Minne-
sota contest, the rest of the Michigan
squad will probably line up as it did
in the Gopher encounter.
Frtiz Crisler expects to call on
Rudy Smeja and Whitey Fraumann
for the end posts; Al Wistert and
Reuben Kelto at tackle; Bob Kolesar
and Merv Pregulman for the guard
jobs and the veteran Bob Ingalls at.
In the backfield, Michigan will
field George Ceithaml at quarter-
back, Tommy Kuzma and Tippy
Lockard at the halves and Capt. Bob
Westfall at, tl# fullback post. There
is a possibility that Paul White will
take over the right halfback job in
place of Lockard but this is an out-
side chance.
The Illinois backs will be acting
Captain stroth at quarter, Griffin
and Jim Smith at halfback and Walt
Correll at full.,
Whenever Michigan and Illinois
tangle, there is only bne thing sure
about the game. It will be a real bat-
Intramural Sports
To Vary Program
Though footgall and speedball are
rapidly nearing completion, there will
be no slowup in intramural activities
it was revealed yesterday. With vol-
leyball and water polo scheduled to
start within a week and with hand-
ball already started, those who are
athletically, inclined will find every-
thing they need to-occupy them.
So far in handball, last year's dor-
mitory champion Fletcher Hall and,
Hinsdale House have won via the
forfeit route from Prescott House and
Lloyd House respectively, while Chi-
cago House has scored a 221 victory
over Tyler House. For the victors in
the Chicago House game, Ed Morley
defeated Warren Shwayder 2 games
to 1 in the number two singles and
the doubles team of Murray Quinn
and Dave DeWitt scored an easy 2-0
win over Don Oetjen and Bob Blois,
while for the losers Ray Kanfer won
a hard-fought match from Bill Dou-
gall, 2-1.
All eligible sophomores and second
semester freshmen who are inter-
ested in trying out for The Daily
sports staff should report to the Stu-
dent Publications Building any after-
noon or evening next week.
Hal Wilson,
Sports Editor

Michigan's current freshman track
squad has the unique distinction of
'Saving fewer so-called high school
celebrities than probably any other
vearling group in the University's
Among the 70 members of Coach
Chester Stackhouse's current frosh
aggregation, there areonly a few lads
who gained fame on the high school
-inder paths.
Several Good Prospects
After one month of training, in-I
cluding daily jaunts over the Univer-
sity golf course in preparation for
the annual frosh cross-country run
Thursday, Nov. 13, Coach Stackhouse
has come up with several youths of
moe than average ability.
"We always look at these boys as
future varsity prospects-with ourt
fingers crossed," Stackhouse said, re=
membering the bugaboo of previous
athletic squads-scholastic ineligibil-
Although it is still too early to pick
stars, with the squad increasing in
size daily, Stackhouse has come up
with about 35 trackmen who stand
out as promising prospects.
In the short distances-100, 220
and 440-yard dashes-Stackhouse has
Jack Miller, Lakewood, Ohio; Bob
Walker, Harvey, Ill.; Ralph Gibson,
Cleveland, Ohio; Bill Wheatley, Ann
Arbor; Ernie Whitlock, Teaneck, N.
J.; Bob Feinberg, Detroit; Berk Nott
*and Herb Jose, Indianapolis, Ind.
Good Distance Men
The field is rich in the longer
distances-880, mile and two-mile
runs-includes Roy Currie, Staten
Island, N. Y.; Ross and Bob Hume,
the.Canonsberg, Pa. twins; Paul Hai-
sha, Plymouth'; Art Mancl, Riverside,
Ill.; Roy Watson, Mt. Morris; John
Corbett, Detroit; John Smart, Win-
netka, Ill.; Lary Alberti, Chicago, Ill.;
Bob Downing, Lake Orion, Bob
Schnaars, Congers, N. Y.; Hal
Schulte, Dearborn; Bob Tink, High-
land Park;,and Ernest Rhea, Billings.
The freshman hurdle crop, one of
the best in years, includes Elmer
Swanson, Detroit; Russ Reeder, Dear-
born; Wilbur Hang, Ann Arbor; Bill
Osgood, Lakewood, Ohio; John Mack,
Scranton, Pa.; and Bob Sturm, Chil-
licothe, Ill.
In the broad jump, high jump and
pole vault, Stackhouse has Bob Mann,
Milwaukee, Wis.; Bob Becker, Ed-
more; Lyman Flood, Chicago, Ill.;
Truman Atkinson, Ludington; Gor-
don Kretchmar, Culver, Ind.; Tom
Grimshaw, Scarsdale, N. Y..
Prison Grid Team
Has All Home Tilts

(Special to The Daily)'
CHAMPAIGN, ILL., Oct. 31.-In just
a few short hours will come the
crucial test for Michigan's football
It has long been the boast of Mm-
nesota's rabid grid fandom that a
team defeated by their Golden Go-
phers is seldom the same the rest of
the season. And statistics bear them
Take Michigan for example, as Go-
pher rooters are always eager to do.
The Wolverines have been turned
back by Bierman's Horde three sea-
sons running since Fritz Crisler came
to Ann Arbor. And every year the
Maize and Blu'e, still Gopher-weary
or Gopher-disillusioned, has .suffered
a severe let-down the week following
the Minnesota battle.;
IN 1938 Michigan, keyed to. a high
emotional pitch, invaded Minne-
apolis hungry for an upset~ win. But
the outplayed 'Thundering Herd
escaped with a 7-6 triumph. Seven
days later the Wolverines played
their worst game of the season, de-
feating a weak Yale outfit, only
15-13. Michigan's faulty timing,
sloppy execution of fundamentals
and general lack of fire and desire
to win was attributed to their al-
most disastrous letdown.
Two years ago the situation was a
little different. Michigan had suf-
fered two consecutive losses to Illi-
nois and Minnesota. The first, a
16-7 nightmare, was voted by the
nation's press "upset of the year."
The second, a 20-7 setback, took all
the spirit from the Wolverines. Mor-
ale at a very low ebb, the squad just
barely squeezed past Pennsylvania
the following week, 19-17, in one of
the most thrilling games ever staged
on Franklin Field. Thrilling, yes, but
not a brilliant exhibition of sound
football. Once again the Gopher
loss had sapped Michigan of much
of its precision and desire for victory.
LAST YEAR the Wolverines again
came through with a meagre
victory over Northwestern, 20-13.
But the game stands as the only
one all seasonin which Michigan
was outplayed statistically. The
Maize and Blue gridmen opened
with a roar and closed with a weak
gasp as the Wildcats, gaining
strength every minute, were fin-
ally stopped just scant yards short
of a tie by a desperate defense and
the second hand of the clock. This
narrow escape, too, followed by
just seven days that heartbreak-
ing 1940 loss to Minnesota, 7-6.
Now the stage is set again. Back-
ground the same, props the same,

scene the same. Even some of the
actors are playing repeat perform-
ances. And Bob Zuppke is enjoying
the situation immensely.
*" * *
SPORTS HASH: Prime example of
a sports editor's folly on The
Michigan Daily is the time two years
ago when Mel Fineberg sat here in
Champaign, as I am now, on the eve
of the game . . . here is what he
pounded out on his typewriter and
sent zinging over the wires back to
Ann Arbor . . . "Not even the most
chauvinistic and inebriated old grad
can possibly hope that eight hours
from now he'll be celebrating an Illi-
nois victory" ...
That was homecoming for the
Illini . . . betters were giving Or-
i ange and Blue fans 28 points-and
there were few talkers . . . tonight
they're giving 20 points--and there
are few takers . . . it's also home-
Wolverine end Jack Karwales
played against four of the Illinois
starting lineup back in high school
competition in Chicago . . . Don
Griffin's sensational playing led
his team to victory over Karwales'
outfit in a championship contest.
The massive new Illinois Union
Building is slated for dedication to-
morrow . . . Gov. Dwight Green is
in town for the occasion . . . fra-
ternities and sororities are resplend-
ent with homecoming decorations,
just as Michigan's last week . . . Liz
Astroth, ace quarter, will be Zuppke's
only senior in the starting lineup ...
and will be acting captain . . . a 300
piece band will march and play at
the game . . . composed of Illinois'
regular football band of 175 joined
by the second regimental band of 125.
Long noted for school spirit, Illi-
nois students outdid themselves to-
night... they staged a mammoth
pep rally . . and excitement is
at fever pitch . . . as one press-
man put it, Champaign started
taking marihuana last Monday get-
ting hopped up for this game .
that wasn't the means, of course,
but the effect is the same.


tle. And, should the Illini come out.
on top, surprising as it might be, it
would not be unprecedented. They
did it once before. And not so long
ago either.

Grierson E
Wilson T
McCullough G
Cheeley C
Agase G
Genis T
Wilson E
Astroth (c) QB
Griffin H
Smith H
Correll F

(c) Westfall

Lansing Eastern
Holds Ann Arbor
To 12-12 DeadlockI
Ann Arbor High's hitherto unde-
feated Pioneers were held to a 12-12,
tie last night by Lansing Eastern.
The game was held in a driving rain
which made the field a sea of mud
and considerably shackled the of-
fensive play of both teams.
The home club scored first on a
50 yard run by Capt. Dick Walter-
house early in the first period. They
held this lead almost until half-time,
when the Quaker's halfback, Floyd
Miller. crashed over for the tying
marker from the five yard line.
Neither team could crack its op-
ponerdt's defense during the third pe-
riod but the Pioneers broke the tie
with but seven minutes to play when
Walterhouse tossed a ten yard pass
to quarterback Carl Hetchler who
sloshed 25 yards to a touchdown.
The Quakers tied it up again a few
minutes later when left halfback Art
McConnell skirted right end for 35
yards and the tying touchdown. A
late Ann Arbor threat was nullified
by a holding penalty with two min-
utes to play after they had recovered
a fumble deep in Eastern territory.

LANSING, Oct. 31.-(P)-The foot-
ball team of the state prison of
Southern Michigan will continue to
play strictly a "home" schedule.
Garrett Heyns, corrections direc-
tor, was instructed by the Correc-
tions Commission today to refuse re-
quests that the team be permitted
to play games outside the prison
walls, with the receipts donated to
Commission members pointed out
visiting teams were extended more
courtesy than the prison team by in-
mates. "Visitors ware cheered from
start to finish of a game, while the
prison club is booed lustily," a mem-
jber said.

Forfeit In Speedball
Rejected By Sigma Nu
Though no games were played at
South Ferry Field yesterady, only the
good sportsmanship of one team pre-
vented a forfeit from being marked
up on the I-M books.
Sigma Nu, supposedly victor in
peedball over a Phi Kappa Psi team
which failed to show up because of
a misunderstanding, refused the for-
feit despite the importance of the
game and agreed to play off the game
1n the near future.



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