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TUES., SEPT. 29, 1942

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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.T.E......SEPT. . 29, .1942.......... . . ....

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JIheDENCHCOMBER
By BUD HENDEL,
Daily Sports Editor
* * * *

Cooper Picked
To Hurl World.

Michigan Precision, Team work -
Proved Too MuIich For Sailors,

11

COACH RITZ'CRISLER. wearing1
a broad smile to go with his crum-
pled grey hat and wrinkled suit,
walked out of the Michigan dressing
room last Saturday after the game
and bumped smack into Lt. Benny
Friedman, former Wolverine All-
American and now assistant coach of
the Great Lakes squad.
Friedman stuck out his hand and
pumped Crisle r's enthusiastically,
saying, "Congratulations, Fritz, that's
a great team you have and a smart
one." Crisler responded in style, and
the two of them started to talk over
the contest.
They had the usual things to say,
when Friedman remarked, "You
know, Fritz, I can't get over the
way your guards knew when to
submarine and when to go over the
top against our line. They piled up
our plays before we could get start-
ed and made us look worse than
we really are."
Crisler replied that it was good
guard play on the part of Julie
Franks and Bob Kolesar, when Fried-
man interrupted to say, "I think it
was the fact that our backfield was
continually ,overshifting and tipping
off the play that told your guards
where it was going. I tried to tell our
boys that during the half, but they
still did it. Your guards were too
smart for our gang to handle."
Which everybody will agree is a
fine tribute to Michigan's Franks
and Kolesar, who for approximate-

ly two hours last Saturday put on
an exhibition of how to play the
position of guard on a ftotball
team correctly.
DRIFTWOOD AND SPLINTERS:
The irony of it all ... Crisler was
slated to coach Great Lakes this year,
and then his Michigan team walks
off with a victory over the Sailors ...
wonder who would have won if Crisler
had been at Great Lakes?
The Wolverine dressing room was
the scene of unrestrained bedlam
after the game . . . Crisler was
standing off in a corner quietly
smiling, and the team was whoop-
ing it up'.. . Biggie Munn kept
saying, "Boy, oh boy!" . . Ooster-
baan just said, "And we didn't even
take the tricky stuff out of the
bag."... Captain George Ceithaml
took off his uniform amidst all the
shouting and yelled, "Don't forget,
gang, we've got nine big ones left."
. . . Merv Pregulman, sang out,
"State next!" .. .
Experts in the press box expressed
the unanimous opinion that the Sail-
ors weren't in any condition for the
game ... . they lacked precision and
teamwork as well . . . but they'll be
much tougher later on in the season
which makes Crisler look all the bet-
ter for scheduling them for the open-
er . . . the Great Lakes team was so
slow that their ace back, Bruce
Smith, was stopped as often by his
own blockers as he was by Michigan
tacklers.

Series Opener
Johnny Beazley Will Face
Yanks In Second Game,
Lanier Is Third Choice
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 28- (IP)- A
world series atmosphere settled over
Sportsman's Park today as the St.
Louis Cardinals made ready to re-
ceive the New York Yankees in the
first game of the classic Wednesday.
The World Champions were not
due here until late tomorrow, but the
redhot Redbirds worked out on theil-
home field while carpenters ham-
mered up additional seats and Com-
missioner Kenesaw M. Landis made a
checkup on arrangements for play-
ing the games and handling the_
crowds of about 35,000 for the two
installments that will be played here
this week.
Without committing himself def-
initely Manager Billy Southworth of
the Cards indicated that he had his
pitching schedule already mapped
out with Mort Cooper, Johnny Beaz-
ley, Max Lanier and Ernie White
working in that order.
Starting Cooper in the opening
game, of course, has been a foregone
conclusion. His record of 22 victories
and ten shutouts has stamped him
the yeaY's outstanding hurler in the
majors and in spite of the furious
National League pennant fight that
lasted till the final day of the season,
Cooper has been rested since last
Thursday.
The choice of Beazley for the sec-
ond game was based partly on the
reasoning that a rookie would have a
better chance performing in is own
park before friendly fans than he
would in pitching before some 70,000
persons in Yankee Stadium.

By BUD HENDEL
Daily Sports Editor
It was Michigan all the way in the
Stadium last Saturday.
Michigan speed and Michigan de-'
ception beat Great Lakes, 9-0. The
Sailors were too slow and too slug-
gish for the brand of football hurled
at them by the Maize and Blue, and
Michigan was too full of sheer fight-
ing strength to lose.
Precision and teamwork did it.
Without them, Michigan's speed
would have been to no avail and the
Michigan deception could not have
clicked. The 11 men on the field for
Michigan acted as one, not as 11.
That teamwork and that precision
made Michigan a great team last
Saturday.
Early in the opening quarter, on
the second series of downs, Cliff Wise
quick-kicked, the ball rolling to the
Sailor 11 where Al Wistert downed it.
That punt set the Bluejackets back
on their heels, putting them on the
defensive against this Maize and Blue
outfit that they outweighed by over
20 pounds to the man.
Once, twice the Sailors held on
their own goal line. They balked the
Wolverines when Michigan had the
ball on the Great Lakes one yard line,
first and goal to go. The behemoth
Bluejacket forward wall held then,
but they couldn't hold forever against
the fleet Wolverines who never stop-
ped marching into scoring territory.
Hugh McCullough punted for
Great Lakes to the Michigan eight
yard line in the early minutes of the
second period, and it seemed then
that the Wolverine ship was sunk.
But Michigan, with every man play-
ing a leading role, marched 92 yardsZ
through that giant Sailor line to pay-
dirt and the game's sole touchdown.
It took the Maize and Blue gridmen
exactly 11 plays-seven on the
ground and four through the air-toI

score, with the tally coming on a
perfect pass from sophomore Bob
Chappius to Paul White. Merv Preg-
ulman missed the conversion, but Jim
Brieske, Pregulman's understudy at
center, split the uprights with a per-
fect field goal in the third quarter to
clinch the triumph.
No one man can be singled out as
the star of the day. They were all
good. Each one played his part to
perfection.
Smith, Sessions
Lose Charity Golf
Tit By 3-0 Count 1
Playing before 400 rugged golf fans1
who braved Sunday's frigid weather,J
Chick Harbert and Marjorie Row de-i
feated Ben Smith and Sally'Sessions,
3 to 0, on the University course.
The match was for the benefit of
the Washtenaw County Red Cross;
and despite a strong, biting wind, it
was a fine exhibition of the ancient
Scotch game. Harbert, the sensa-
tional young pro from Battle Creek,
shot a sub-par 70 to take medalist
honors. He bogeyed three holes, but
more than made up for this by
birdieing five others.
Ben Smith, Wolverine links captain
for the coming year, had a little
trouble on the back nine and came
home with a 78. Ben fired birdies on
the first and last holes and managed
to par nine of the others.
Miss Sessions and Miss Row each
carded 88, although on matching
their scores, Marjorie would have
been one up on her opponent on each
nine. This was caused by the fact
that the Michigan State lassie got
into trouble on the eleventh hole and
took a nine while Sally scored a six.

Michigan State
Banks Heavily
On Air Attack
Pawlowski, Kieppe, Stark
Carry -Spartans' Victory
Hopes In Annual Clash
EAST LANSING, Sept. 28.-(2)-
The Michigan State College football
squad, which has been hearing the
cry for "speed and yet more speed,"
knows now the cry was not foolish.
Slightly dizzy after watching the
University of Michigan blitz Great
Lakes 9 to 0 last Saturday, the Spar-
tan coaches and players admitted
they were impressed and then buck-
led down to figure a counter-attack
for their encounter with the Wolver-
ines at Ann Arbor Saturday.
Especially chilling, they conceded,
was the view of the Wolverines' ar-
ray of fast backs, hard-charging line
and an effective aerial attack made
more dangerous 3y fullback Bob
Wiese's plunging.
Making no secret that its offensive
strength lies in the passing power of
Dick Kieppe, Elbert Stark and Wally
Pawlowski, the Spartan squad
looked that trio of tailback players
over anew and wondered if they
could match Michigan next Satur-
day.
"Michigan showed tremendous
team speed and wonderful passing,"
Coach Charley Bachman asserted.
"Those fast backs made Great Lakes
seem anchored from start to finish."
The Spartan coaching staff was
not worrying about whether the ii-
jured Tom Kuzma of Michigan
would be ready next Saturday. The
Wolverines promise plenty of trou-
ble with or without Kuzma, they
said.

Big Ten Briefs .
From Associated Press Summaries

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Sept. 29.--Rt-
peated recurrences of an old injury
have forced Ken Cheeley, Illini cen -
ter, out of action for the rest of the

season.
GREAT LAKES, Ill.-Coach Toi
Hinkle said today that Herman
Scneidemann, quarterback, and full-
back Steve Belichick, injured in the
Michigan game, would be unable to
play against Iowa Saturday.
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