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New Offensive

Tactics Against Lions

Team Leaves
For 'Columbia
Thirty-Six Players Named
For Trip; Little Uses
Many Spinner Plays
If practice sessionsmean anything,
and theygenerally do, there will pro-
bably be quite A display of offensive
football this Saturday when the Wol-
verines tackle Columbia in New York.
For many weks now, Coach Fritz
Crisler has been digging deep into
his collection of offensive master-
pieces. And it appears that this is
the week of the great unveiling. It
could only take a flip of the tongue,
and then the gridiron fans from the
number one city of the nation, and
vicinity, will see the worksregard-
less of which team has the ball.
Little Cagey Coach
Lou Little, Columbia's coach, has
the record of being one of the cagiest
and gretest coaches since he took
over the helm of the New York coach-
ing staff. And despite a squad, not
to replete with material, Little has
again gathered together an eleven
that can keep a game going for any-
body's money. While Michigan em-
ploys a single spinner offense, with
Capt. Bob Westfall on the spinning
end, Columbia often uses a double
spinning offensive, with either the
fullback or tailback turning the trick.
But that isn't all. From their un-
balanced line, the Lions can throw
any number of deceptive formations.
It may be a play with a flanker, a
play with men in motion or maybe
some hidden ball tricks. Ask Cliff
Keen, who has scouted the Columbia
games. He claims that he has never
seen a team that could set a fake
play going better.
Cisler Fears Fumbles
In yesterday's scrimmage CrisIer
kept his ;n4n busy perfecting some
of thos 'who's-got-the-ball-now"
plays. The Michigan eleven can very
easily match play-for-play those
spinners, faked and naked reverses.
Particularly noticable in the practice
was the care taken to prevent fum-
bles. Crisler knows that any intri-
cate offense must have expert ball-
handling. And he can't forget those
seven fumbles that the Varsity made
against Illinois two weeks ago.
The Maize and Blue will leave Ann
Arbor late today.' Whitey Fraumann,
end, and Paul White were shaken up
in yesterday's practice but the extent
of their injuries are not yet known.
Coach Crisler named a traveling
squad of 36 players who will make
the trip. The squad is as follows:
Ends: Harlan Fraumann, Jack
Karwales, Phil Sharpe, Rudy Sme-
ja, Bob Shemky, Jack Petoskey and.'
Ray .Sowers. Tackles: Al Wistert,1
Reuben Kelto, Bob Flora, George
Hildebrandt, Leo Cunningham and
John Laine. Guards: Bob Kolesar,
Mervin Pregulman, Bill Melzow,
Julius Franks, Ralph Amstutz and
Angelo Trogan. Centers: Bob In-
galls, Ted Kennedy and Bill Pri-
Quarterbacks: George Ceithaml,
Elmer Madar, Charles Haslam and
John Greene. Halfbacks: Tom
Kuzma, Paul White, Dave Nelson,
Don Robinson, Charles Kennedy,
Harold Lockard and Al Thomas.
Fullbacks: Capt. Bob Westfall, Don
Boor and Austin Miller.-

* Who Says Gophers Are Bes't?
* The Old Wet Sock Is Dead
Daily Sports Editor
*. *. i

F tu tI
Are Stressed
By Freshmen

Iirector IiMchell's Sp1eedbull
Is Popular Intramural Activity

W ally '%Weber Sands
Th rouighi Sig~nal
For Inter-Sqluad

D rills

'Sure, it's some new-fangled game
the intramural department invented.'
This is representative of what John
Q. Michigan knows of one of the
best and most popular intramural
In point of fact, speedball was in-

The freshman football squad prac-
tit-dl -xif t t cri m sirr dA--ara

Louis-Buddy Baer heavyweight
title fight January 9 for the benefit of
Navy relief takes top spot in the na-
tion's sports news this morning.
this is so, not because it will be
a particularly good battle, but be-
cause Louis will receive only his
expense noney with the bulk of the
proceeds going to the Navy relief
to provide for emergency situations
encountered by officers and enlist-'
ed men of the U. S. Navy and their
The story of the match, as released
by Rear Admiral Adolphus Andrews,
doesn't say so, but it is strongly sus-
pected that the first emergency sit-
uation to arise will be soon after the
opening bell o the fight. Buddy Baer
will need all the relief he can get.
THE GRID SEASON is hardly. com-
plete without some sort of a com-
parative score story which proves by
figures that some obscure team like
theMilkpump, (New Mex.) Teachers
College eleven really deserves to be
national, football champions.
Somebody up here at The Daily
worked out one which mathemati-
cAlly proves Michigan is 142 points
better than Minnesota, experts'
current choice as number one team.
HERE'S THE WAY c works: Michi-
gan beat Northwestern by seven
points. The Wildcats beat Kansas
State, 51-3, which makes the Wolver-
ines 55 points better than. K.S., who
lost to Missouri only by 13 points. So
Michigan is still 42 points better than
Missouri. But the Tigers lost to Ohio
State by five points, making the Wol-
verines just 37 better than the Bucks.
And since OSU crushed Southern
California, 33-0, Michigan has a 70
point margin over the.Coast outfit.
i This is increased to an 87-point┬░
edge over Santa Clara when South-
ern Cal's seven point loss to Cali-
fornia, the latter's 31-0 win over
St. Mary's, and St. Mary's seven
point loss to Santa Clara are taken
into consideration. And since Santa
Clara beat Michigan State, 6-0, the
Wolverines are clearly 93 better
than the Spartans..
quette, 13-7, making Michigan'
99 better than the Avalanche which
downed Wisconsin, 21-0. Thus the
Maize and Blue now has a 120 margin
over the Cardinals who in turn have
beaten Iowa, 23-0, giving Michigan
143 points over the Hawkeyes.
To finish up thething Iowa beat
Indiana, 13-7;making Michigan su-
perior to the Hoosiers by 149 points
And since Indiana extended North-
western, losing only 20-14, the Wol-
verines are now 143 better than the
Wildcats, who lost to Minnesota by
just one point. That makes Michi-
-gan 142 points better than the
Gophers. Convinced?
SPORTS HASH: Sophomore wing-
back Paul White is 20 years old
today . . . New York sports writers
are booming the appearance on the
East .coast of fullback Bob Westfall
. all the seaboard papers are her-+
alding Westy's Columbia appearance
in big type.
The Old Wet Sock issue seems to
have died a more or less unnatural
i 1 ┬░

death .. . As an appropriate tomb-
stone here's a postcard sent in by
Thomas Mueller, '44E: "Lack of in-
terest in the Old Wet Sock idea is.
due to the fact that the students
think the idea too ridiculous for
consideration. Let's' just beat Ohio"
State every year and use the
coaches they fire as any necessary
THE STATISTICS of the Columbia-
Penn game, which the Quakers
won, 19-16, offer some interesting
comparisons, although they may not
be any accurate criterion of Colum-
bia's offeAse . . . the Lions' fullback,
Stew McIlvennan, for instance, car-
ried the ball only three times . . . the
entire Columbia team, in fact, rushed.
the ball only 25 times, while attempt-
ing 30 passes . . . Penn, on the other
hand, rushed 55 times, while tossing
14 passes . . . which indicates they
controlled the ball much of the time.
Columbia, however, averaged 40
yards on nine punts ... due mainly
to the fine kicking of Ken Ger-
mann, lanky halfback ace ... the
Lions gained the impressive total of
193 yards via the aerial route, but.
went only 69 along the ground.

uiceu winuiiuiscrIimmgi~d~ng y e.e y I vented out of necessity in 1921 by
for the first time this week. Coachfintramural Sports DirectorElmer
Wally Weber was dissatisfied with t r p t ec le
Wall Weer as issaisfed ithMitchell to replace the tackle-foot-

' the showing the yearlings made in
Tuesday's workout, so he sent his
charges through a stiff signal drill
and blocking pWactice, as well as a
short punting workout with linemen
going down with the kicks.
Running plays against the dum-
mies, the frosh made sure that they
knew the assignments on each of
their 20 plays. Today will be the
last practice before the squad splits
into two teams for their final game
Monday, so Coach Weber is putting
the final touches on the fundament-
als so that the yearlings will have
them down pat for the big game.
The frosh mentor thought that his
charges were not playing as good as
they have shown early in the sea-
son. Weber felt that a return to the
essentials of the game would bring
the gridders back to top form and
prepare them for the intrasquaid tilt
next Thursday.
Weber and his assistants have some
potential varsity material on their
team and the Varsity coaches will
be watching these boys when the two
freshman teams meet.

ball then played. Tackle-football had
proven to be too dangerous a sport
for a large group of ill-equipped and
poorly trained boys so it had to be
replaced by some other sport; soccer,
a possible choice, was discarded be-
cause there was not enough scoring
and there were too many ties, and
touch football was not an organized
sport then so Speedball was chosen
as the logical replacement.
A a Speedball Easy Game
As a game speedball has many good
features. No special equipment is
needed nor are long hours of con-
ditioning needed to play safely.
Though the regulation field is a foot-
ball field, it can without hurting the
game be made considerably smaller
and even at-times irregular in shape.
There are eleven men to a team, and
a soccer ball is the regulation ball.
Scoring can be accomplished in any
of several ways; the ball can be
passed to someone behind the end
zone for 1 point, a dropkick over the
crossbar from anywhere on the field
counts 2 points, 'a kick through the;

goalposts 3 points, and finally a kick
past the endzone from anywhere
within the endzone is good for one
The ball is advanced down the field
either by kicking it along the ground
as in soccer, punting it as in football,
or passing it as in basketball, How-
ever, no player may run more than
One step with the ball. Another. re-
striction which makes necessary good
headwork and teamplay is that no
player may touch the ball with his
hands unless he catches it on the fly
from a kick or a pass.
Speedball is an ideal intramural
sport. Though no blocking and tack-
ing is permitted it is one of the fast-
est and most competitive games in
the intramural program. Scoring is
frequent, and ties are broken with
seconds left to play in the game. Un-
like football there is no great differ-
entiation between the duties of each
player and this tends to make every
player potential of executing brilliant
plays; yet above all, teamwork supple-
mented by individual brilliance is the
essence of the game. So successful
has it been, in fact, as an intramural
type sport that the army and navy
are including it in their sports pro-
Fortunate are those who would like
to see this game played by good
teams, for the cream of the fraternity
crop will be seen in playoffs this week
at South Ferry Field and those who
know the game will tell you that these
teams play speedball at its best.
Your hair-cut shaped to conform
with your facial features. Why Not!
The Daseola Barbers
Between State and Mich. Theater j

Louis Will Defend
Title Against Baer
On January Ninth
NEW YORK, Nov. 12-(fP)-Joe
Louis will defend his heavyweight
boxing title against Buddy Baer in a
15-round scrap at Madison Square
Garden here, Jan. 9, with the pro-
ceeds to go to Navy relief.
Rear Admiral Adolphus Andrews,
Commandant of the Third Naval Dis-
trict and Commander of the North
Atlantic naval coastal frontier, an-
nounced tonight promoter Mike Jac-
obs of New York arranged the cham-
pionship tight.
Admiral Andrews said Louis would
receive only his expenses in turn for
risking his title, which he defended
successfully against Buddy in a pre-
vious fight.
The bout will be for the benefit of
the New York Auxiliary of the Navy
Relief Society, of which Admiral An-
drews is president. All profits will be
given to the Navy Relief to provide
for emergency situations.

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Intersectional Record Against Lions,
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When Michigan's .mighty Wolver-
ines trot onto the Baker Field turf
to do battle with Columbia this Sat-
urday in New York City, they will not
only attempt to keep their slate voidj
of defeat at the hands of the :Lions
but they will also try to keep their
amazing intersectional record intact:
Over a 15 year period the Maize
and 'Blue gridders have taken part
in 21 intersectional contests and have
Omerged victorious in 19 of these en-
gagements. They have suffered one
defeat-this. at the hands of Penn-
sylvania in 1936 to the tune of 27-7-
and have had one 6-6 tie battle with
Navy in 1928.
Columia Beaten Twice
Lou Little's Columbia squad has
been the loser in two of these frays.
The first time the two teams met was
in 1935 when the Wolverines smashed
through a stubborn Lion team to cap-
ture their New York debut, 19-7.
The following year Columbia went
back to New York on the short end of
a 13-0 score. This was Michigan's
only victory that season, but marked
the debut of one of the last of Harry
Kipke's football stars, Wally Hook.
The next year Kipke left the Wolver-
ine coaching ranks, but Hook went on
to greater glory when he helped an
inspired Maize and Blue squad hold
a strong Northwestern team to a 0-0:
tie in 1938.r
Record Started In 1927
It was back in 1927 when the record
started. That was the year the Wol-
verines whipped a game Navy team,
27-12. The next year "ey tied Navy,
but the following sea, they eked!
out a 14-12 triumph a great
Harvard squad.
In 1930 a great Michigan team with
such outstanding stars as Maynard
Morrison at center and Harry, New-
man at quarterback beat Harvard,
6-3, in one of the most thrilling
games ever witnessed in Cambridge,
Mass. Harvard had ,gone into the'

victory over Minnesota in the final
game Qf theyear.
Cornell was Michigan's next victim
as they were drubbed 40-0 in 1933.
That year Michigan'again went
through the seasonundefeated, but
were tied by Minnesota.
But 1934 was a different story.
They beat Georgia Tech, 9-2, but that
was the only game . the Wolverines
won. In 1935, as well as beating Col-
umbia, they whipped Pennsylvania,
16-6, only to have Penn turn the
tables the following year and give
Michigan its only defeat in intersec-
tional clashes. But the Wolverines
bounced right backf the following
year and beat the Quakers, 7-0.
Harmon Takes Over
With Tom Harmon showing the
way for the next three seasons, Mich-
igan captured all seven of their bat-
tles with opponents from outside the
Midwest. In 1938 and 1939, the Maize
and Blue took thrilling games from
Yale and Penn, the Bulldogs falling
by 15-13 and 27-7 scores and the
Quakers by 19-13 and 19-17 margins.
Terrible Tommy personally led the
Wolverines to victory last year as the
mighty Michigan machine ran wild
against California, 40-0, walloped
Harvard, 26-0, and flattened Penn,
14-$ .
Even if Columbia should pull one
out of the bag and score an upset
victory over the highly-favored Wol-
verines, there is still no team in the
nation that can match Michigan's
amazing intersectional record.

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lead with a well-placed field goal by
BarryWood before the fourth quar-
ter was a minute old.
Princeton fell before the mighty
Michigan attack in 1931 and 1932, the
latter' being Fritz Crisler's first sea-
son as coach of the Tiger eleven. In
1932 the Wolverines went through the
season undefeated and untied, but
Cnly after Newman had kicked a field
goal to give the Maize and Blue a 3-0

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