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IPT. 26, 1942




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Tony Hinkle's assistant in coaching the Great Lakes Giants,
dropped in on Fritz Crisler at Ferry Field.
The conversation began the usual way, with each trying to
feel the other out for information. It was, indeed, a beautiful
exhibition of word-parrying.
Said Cochrane: "Your boys look pretty good, Fritz."
Replied Crisler: "Maybe so, but not good enough for your
Retaliated Cochrane: "Why, we don't even have enough
time to. practice with all the Navy work our squad must do
during the day."
Etc. Crisler: "Go on, we don't even consider our season as
beginning until after you've mopped up on us."
This went on and on, finally terminating with both saying,
"We don't belong on the same field with your team." After
.which enlightening statement Crisler went out to drive his

squad through one of its hardest drills of the fall aiid C'Irwh
left for Great Lakes to report to the Sailors tIi., lM ii .
loaded with power and speed.
Today's tussle was broadcast by none other than Columbias
veteran, colorful sports announcer Ted Husing. Tle v'en'rable
Husing was down at practice yesterday while the Wulve ines
stepped through their final pre-game drill. Out. of nowher a
Navy dive-bomber came zooming over the field, whiich prmIpe'd
Husing to crack, "That's Bernie Bierman scouting for wa
Others who aired the tilt were Bob Kelly for W.JH I
and Paul Williams for WWJ and Don Watrick for WX i -
cidentally, Watrick is the former coach of Wolverine sar Mery
Pregulman and tackle Bill Baldwin at Lansing High SchooI.
* * * * -
A more than interested spectator today was C? : ,
man, coach of the Michigan State Spartans who will 1. Mb lu--

0I tiv next Saturday ... Bachman watched the fray from the
,_bx. and he seemed very impressed by the possibilities of
a! might happen to his sophomore team next week.
All Navy men were admitted for five cents . .. just paying
the pic of the federal tax on the tickets ... the same policy
will hold when the Wolverines meet the Iowa Cadets two weeks
Bob Johnson, the Sailor center who formerly starred for
'ur'due, vas a teammate of injured Wolverine Tom Kuzma in
their high school days . . . and Steve Belichick, the Great Lakes
fullback, is the same Belichick who starred for the Detroit Lions
L season ... you remember, he was the equipment manager
for the Lions until they fell so short of backfield strength he
volunteered for a crack at the game . . . and you saw for your-
self what a successful experiment it turned out to be . . . how
many of you noticed that under the Great Lakes system the left
halfback calls the plays and the quarterback confines his activi-
ties to blocking?

Two long-time buddies became rivals for the first time
today after a Triendship of 25 years. The two are Fritz Crisler
and Lieut. Tony Hinkle. coaches of Michigan and Great Lakes,
They first met as undergraduates at the University of Chi-
cago in 1917, and they excelled not only in the same sports but
at the same positions. Both were star ends on the Maroon foot-
ball team, both played guard on the basketball outfit, and in
baseball they alternated between pitching and the outfield.
Crisler and Lieutenant Hinkle were so inseparable that they
became known as the "Gold Dust Twins," mainly because both
have dark complexions.
The Hinkle-Crisler combination remained intact through
their attendance of officer's training school in the last war, and
in 1920 they toured Japan together as members of the University
of Chicago baseball team. In fact, they even later played on
the same professional baseball and semi-pro basketball squads.

DisappointingCrowd Aends Michiga s


Speedy Wolverines' Razzle-Dazzle
Offensive Overcomes Great Lakes

(Continued from Page 1)
Mucha at once kicked out to his own
Ceithaml shot a hard pass to end
Elmer Madar, complete on the Sail-
ors' 21 yard line where the receiver
was shied out of bounds. On two at-
tempted passes, Michigan lost 12
yards. After another unproductive
pass, Wise punted to the Great Lakes
7 where the ball spurted out of
Schweiger picked up 72 Yards on
the first down. A long plunge by
Schweiger produced a first down. On
their 18, Great Lakes concentrated
on line smashes. Schweiger was stop-
ped at the 20 yard line. Smith was
stopped dead behind the line and had
10 yards to go as the first quarter
whistle shrilled.
Second Quarter
With the ball on their own 18 yard
line at the start of the second quart-
er, Great Lakes entered her entire'
second team. MucCullough booted at
once to his own 40. Ceithaml threw'
a short forward pass to Wiese for 6
yards. 'Wiese handed the 'ball to
Chappius who completed another
pass to Madar. Ceithaml then plung-
ed to the Sailors' 28 yard line. Another
pass from Chappius to Sharpe pushed
the ball to the 19 yard line. Ceithami,
smashed the center of the dreat
Lakes line for no gain. Chappius tried
similar tactics without success. Wiese
shot through a hole in the line for a
first down on the 17 yard line. White
accepted the center from Chappius
and ran to the opponents 13 yard
line. Great Lakes was penalized five
yards for off-sides. Wiese hit the
line unsuccessfully and then passed
incomplete. With four minutes re-

maining in the second quarter, Chap-
pius passed to Ceithaml who bulled'
his way to the 3 yard line. Chappius,j
faking a pass, battered through the
Sailors' line for one yard. The ball
was on the Great Lakes 2% yard line.
Chappius flashed a quick pass to
White who jumped over the goal line
for Michigan's first touchdown. Preg-
ulman's kick for the extra point was
Agile Bruce Smith accepted the
long kickoff and ran back to his own
32 yard line. A Smith pass was in-
complete. Then Michigan's Robin-
son downed Smith's kick on the
fourth down on the Wolverines' 33,
yard marker. But -Smith intercepted
a Chappius pass and plunged up to
Michigan's 39 yard line where he was,
flattened by Franks. Two passes
went for naught by Bruce Smith.
Schweiger ran the ball to Michigan's
37 yard line. Again Smith passed in-
complete to Mullineaux. Circling
wide, Smith nws thrown fora loss on
the fourth. down.; by end Elmer Ma-
dar. With fifteen seconds in the first
half still to play, Robinson passed
successfully to White who ran to the
40 yard line. Wardley received
another, pass, and was, dropped on
the 36 yard line. Great Lakes was
the recipient of another 5 yard off-
sides penailty, Chappius' pass, in-
complete to Madar, Was the last play
in the first half.
Third QuarterE
Pregulman's kick was accepted by
Popor and run back to the Great
Lakes 18 yard line. Franks pulled
Schweiger down on the 21. Smith,
trapped, handed the ball to Popor
who' was thrown for a two yard loss.
Mucha kicked then from his own,


10 yard line to the Great Lakes 42.]
Wiese lost 1/2 yard in a drive through
center. Chappius' toss to White mov-
ed the ball to the 36 yard line. Faking
a pass, Wiese pounded over right.
guard for a first down. Chappius
passed long and accurately to Madar
who was not downed until he had
crossed the Sailors' 5 yard line. Tak-
ing the pigskin from Wiese, White
shot around left end to the Great
Lakes 31/2 yard line. Chappius' pass
to White was incomplete in the end
zone. Robinson was substituted at
the fourth down for White. Ace kick-
er Jim Brieske was rushed into the
game as Michigan prepared for a
field goal from the 14 yard line. The
kick arched through the center of
the uprights, making the score 9-0.
Pregulman's end-over-end kick was
accepted by Schweiger on his own 6
yard line and rushed all the way to
the Great Lakes 43. Until this time
not one substitute had entered the
Michigan line. Bruce Smith passed
complete to Preston, moving the ball
to the Michigan 48. Schweiger drove
to the Michigan 34 yard line where
Robinson made the tackle, too late
to stop a first down. Smith smashed
out a five-yard gain to the Michigan
27. Stepping high, Smith drove
through left guard to the 24 yard line.
Kennedy replaced end Elmer Madar
who was slightly injured in a previous
play. Schweiger again took the ball
for a first down on the Michigan 18
yard line. He was dropped on the
next play at the 16. Smith jumped
high and passed over center to Pres-
ton who received the ball on the 10.
Schweiger was snagged from behind
by Kennedy who prevented a first
Taking the ball on downs, Michi-
gan's Robinson pretended a kick and
drove through center .for no gain. A
second line plunge brought no gain.
Wiese kicked on the third down to
the Sailors' 45 where Smith was driv-
en out of bounds by Wistert. A 15
yard penalty for clipping shoved the
ball back to Great Lakes' 37 yard
line. Smith's pass was not completed.
Schweiger slewed through the Wol-
verines' forward wall to his own 41.
Kennedy jammed Bruce Smith's
plans once more by upsetting him be-
fore he had reached the line. Mucha
booted then to the Michigan 18. Mich-
igan drew a five yards off-sides pen-
alty and Great Lakes made a first
down. Schweiger took the ball for
no gain. On a hard plunge, Smith
moved the pigskin to his own 49.
Smith then passed complete to Pres-
ton who was only grounded on the
Wolverines' 38 yard line, a first down
for the Sailors.
Schweiger netted a four yard gain
Fourth Quarter
Again the Sailors incorporated
most of their second team in their
attack. McCullough's flat pass was
grounded by Robilson. Madar trotted
in at end for Michigan. Great Lakes
shoved through center for two yards.
McCullough's pass was intercepted
by Pregulman who was dumped out
of bounds on the Michigan 36.
Wiese's high kick went out of
bounds on the Sailor's 34 yard line.
McCullough's pass to Mullineaux was
good for a first down on the 4 yard
line. Schwiezer's spinner netted two
more yards. Another pass from Mc-
Cullough was incomplete. Robinson
trotted in for Chappius at left half
and Karwales for Pretula at right
half. Hurried, McCullough passed to

lVli clhi ,::un'e(it] Lasnl, who lost the
bal wlun urvPregulman batted the
a asp. Again Pregulman
knockeddown a cCullough pass, as
Mie is, I f;.oobovraon downs.
Wh e hpislthrough the middle
of the lii k)l be stepped by Mullin-
eaulx u ; lors' 40. Penalized 15
yards fo ic Michigan took the
ball on tu 0.n 40 Wiese, spinning,
ran to t e . Pi rouetting again,
Wie"e ga 'U u .r 2 yards. Robin-
son took l' h all for s mall gain. An
an hiw, ;.ut kick by Wiese
bounced ou in 11 Sailor's coffin cor-
neV, and G te Lakes began activities
on its owv ,.
Fiunb hj s Franks hit McCul-
lough at I 1'e 2 ,ard line in the end
zone. T he Volv';mes were penalized
15 yards fur onl esary roughness.
McCullou s floater pass was incom-
plete. Chnie ty ih managed a mirac-
ulous cAlo f', !cCullough's pass on
the 34 ya.d hue. Now itw as Great
Lakes taking a 15 yard holding pen-
alty. The h was on the Sailors' 1
yard liie. Clue!ovich again, accep-
ted a Meculowuui> pass and zipped to
idle Michi:.l 49 yard 1e.
Frt'ihofer rolaced Kolesar, and
Schweig r attacking the center of
the Wolverines' w all was stopped dead
by 5 linemen. McCullough passed to
Hickey on tihe 43 where hie was drop-
ped. Another arrow pass from McCul-
lough to Kemetovich was successful
in moving the spheroid to the 42 yard
line. Schweiger ;ailed through to the
Michigan 37 where he was tackled
sharply by Wistert. Smith was sent
in for McCullough. Karwales re-
placed Pritula at right tackle, for
Michigan. Kemetovich on a reverse
slid the ball down to Michigan's 29
yard line with less than 3 minutes
playing time left. Wiese leaped high
to knock Smith's touchdown pass to
earth in the end zone from Kemet-
ovich's hands. Smith's sideway pass
to Mullineaux brought no gain. Fak-
ing a run. Smith passed again to
Mullineaux to the Michigan 23 yard
A third Smith pass was incom-
-lete. Unleashing his fourth pass,
Smith found a receiver in Hickey
who was dropped on the Michigan 14.
For an excess of time-outs, Great
Two minutes later the game ended
in a barrage of futile Great Lakes

Daily Sports Editor
* * * *
LAST YEAR a big kid from Gary, Ind., was given the job of filling the
departed Tom Harmon's shoes, a job which the big kid did so well that
nobody ever questioned that the footwear of the Hoosier Hurricane was just
the right size for one Tom Kuzma.
This year, the big kid, whom some bright intellect has probably told you
by now is nobody else than the aforemer.tioned Tom Kuzma, was entrusted
with the job of just keeping his own shoes well-filled. As well-filled, for
example, as they were last football season when he made practically every-
body but the most rabid Harmonite forget that Tom Harmon ever played
for Michigan.
So the big kid reported for practice in top shape, knowing full well
that he would be the key man in the Wolverine offense. His wind was
good, his legs were strong and his heart was just where it should be
and full of the right stuff. He "scampered up and down the field during
the scrimmage sessions, he pitched flawless strikes into the pass-re-
ceiver's waiting arms, he booted the ball high, wide and handsome when-
ever the occasion called for a bit of punting. In short, he looked great.
BUT THERE'S AN OLD SAYING that all good things come in small pack-
ages, and in this case they came in small doses, for the time being at
least. As everybody knows now, the big kid spent Wednesday night and all
day Thursday in a University Hospital bed.
On the last day of the last scrimmage prior to today's tussle with
Great Lakes, a scrimmage which took place Wednesday afternoon,
Kuzma was winging his way towards paydirt when a tackler caught him
and sent him sprawling, resulting in a sprained knee for Gary Ghost II,
and the loss of his full services today.
Merely to say that Kuzma was disappointed would win the writer the
yearly award given by the Understatement Department of the Prevaricator's
Society of America. The big kid, in his own words, "was itching to go against
those big guys." And to say that Coach Fritz Crisler was disappointed would
give understatement number one a tough run for the money in good old
UDPSA's annual clambake. The good Master Fritz was sad, mad and just
generally unhappy about the whole thing, which still puts it mildly. And
who can blame him? His star ball-carrier, passer and kicker, was lost for
all practical purposes in the toughest opener that Michigan has ever
BY NEXT WEEK, the big kid shoul ;e ready. Crisler will smile again,
unless some other dependable reports unfit for active duty, and the
Wolverine attack will be set to roll.

s1-' s
Sec'y "Stmson
Cancels Conn-
Louis Contest
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 -(AP)-
War department officials, who would
riot be quoted by name, promised to-
day that consideration would be giv-
en the offer of Joe Louis and Billy
Conn to go through with their heavy-
weight title fight without pay of any
Little optimism was apparent, how-
ever, that Secretary of War Stimson
was likely to alter yesterday's deci-
sion cancelling the. proposed October
12 fight with the explanation it would
conflict with "the standards and in-
terests of the army."
The latest proposal to fight en-
tirely for the benefit of the Army
Relief Fund must be in a definite,
written form before being submitted
to Stimson for asdecision, it was in-
The proposed return match of one
of the most spectacular heavyweight
title tussles of recent years was wiped
off the calendar with $300,000 worth
of tickets already sold or ordered.
ecoin 3ernoccl
Starting Sunday
Sept., 27th


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