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SATUR1DAY.-oCH -24,: 194X.

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE THREE.

55,000 To

Watch Michigan

Clash

With Minnesot

Homeward Bound?
Tradition Colors Battle For Jug

Wolverines Are Ready
To BreakGopher finx
Wistert, Wildung To Duel For All-American Honors;
Don Lund Will Start At Fullback For Varsity

IDENv24cHCOMBEB

The-future of a small, cheap drink-
ing jug will be at stake when Michi-
gan lines up against Minnesota today.
But behind this simple sentence is the
story, of . one of football's greatest
traditions, the Little Brown Jug.
It is also the story of eight barren
years for the Volverines, eight years
in which they have not been able to
regain possession of the trophy, sym-
bolic of Michigan-Minnesota grid su-
premacy.
Back in 1903, a Michigan eleven
traveled to Minneapolis to renew a
rivalry begun 11 years before. They
brought with them a small jug used
for drinking water and worth only
about $.30.
Leaving the jug in the gymnasium
during the game, the Michigan squad
returned to find it gone, taken by a
Minnesota coach who said the Go-
phers would have to be beaten before
they would return the jug.
Because Minnesota was not, at that
time, a member of the Big Ten, games
between the two elevens were sched-
uled haphazardly and Michigan was
not able to recapture the Little Brown

Jug until 1909 but then the Wolver-
ines kept it for ten years.
From 1920 to 1933, the Wolverines
had the trophy 13 years, losing it only
in 1927. Eight years ago, however,
Minnesota defeated Michigan and
took a grasp on the Little Brown Jug
which they have not yet loosened.
The jug, which will rest on the Go-
pher sidelines today, has inscribed
upon it block letters in the school
colors of both teams along with the
scores of every game since 1903. In
recent years these scores have all
favored Minnesota, but this week a
Wolverine eleven rated as one of
Crisler's best will invade Minneapolis
determined to bring the Little Brown
Jug home again to Michigan.
Sophomores and second-semes-
ter freshmen are invited 'to try out
for basketball managers' jobs.
Basketball managers are awarded.
numerals and "M's." Those inter-
ested should report to practice on
Monday, Wednesday or Thursday
evening at 7:15.
Fred Gipson, Senior Manager

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(Continued from Page 1)
And that is why everyone in Min-
neapolis-from bell-boy to sports
scribe-can't give an opinion one way
or another on today's tilt. Everyone
expects Minnesota to be at their best,
but nobody knows if that is good
enough to topple the Wolverines.
Of the 33 men who made the trip
for Michigan, only one is in doubtful
playing condition. Sophomore Bob
Wiese, blasting fullback who has been
a sparkplug in the powerful Michigan
attack throughout the season may
not see any action and will definitely
not start the fray. His sprained ankle
incurred in the third quarter of last
week's Northwestern tilt has not fully
responded to treatment. Which turns
the line-smashing chores over to an-
other sophomore, Don Lund, blond
battering ram from Detroit. In re-
serve is junior Don Boor, who was
hampered by a trick knee in the early
stages of the season.
Gophers At Full Strength
Minnesota, riding on the comeback
trail after two losses, will enter the
game at full strength for the first
time since its opening fray with
Pittsburgh. Returning to the Gopher
linup are three backfield regulars,
quarterback Bill Garnaas, and half-
backs Bill Daley and Herm Frickey.
Garnaas, the spark of the team can-
not help but add much needed strate-
gy to the Minnesota offense. And his
presence alone inspires the Gopher
gridmen, already keyed-up for this
traditional game as they have been
at no other time this year.
Daley, a hard-running, pounding
halfback, looms as the main offensive
threat among the Norsemen. Team-
ing with Frickey, a shifty, break-away
runner and good passer, he gives
Minnesota backfield strength seldom
seem. At fullback for the Gophers
will be Bob Kula, a sophomore who
has earned his spurs as a regular.
But Michigan's backfield will not
be outshone by the Gopher quartet.
With an assembled collection of backs
that has been termed the finest in the
country, Coach Fritz Crisler will like-
ly call on Lund at full, Tom Kuzma
and Paul White at halves and reliable
Capt. Qeorge Ceithaml at quarter-
back.
Kuzma Is Ready
Kuzma, fully recovered now from a
knee injury which kept him out until
last week, looks to be in the greatest
form of his career. White came back
against Northwestern with all the
brilliant flashiness of his sophomore
year "and appears more than ready
and Ceithaml, great field general and
sixty minute ball player, will fight it
out with Garnaas tomorrow for prob-
able all-conference honors.
Yet, it's up front that tomorrow's
Probable
Starting Lineups
MINNESOTA
Herb Hein, Jerry
Mulready..............Ends
Dick Wildung, Paul
Mitchell ..............Tackles
Chuck Dellago, John
Billman .............. Guards
Don Nolander ............Center
Bill Garnaas .......Quarterback
Bill Daley, Herm
Frickey ...........Halfbacks
Bob Kula .............Fullback
MICHIGAN
Elmer Madar, Phil
Sharpe .................Ends
Al Wistert, Bill
Pritula..............,Tackles
Bob Kolesar, Julius
Franks ...............Guards
Mervin Pregulman .......Center
George Ceithaml ... Quarterback
Tom Kuzma, Paul
White .............. Halfbacks
Don Lund ............. Fullback

contest is expected to be played,
Michigan's "Seven Oak Posts" against
one of Dr. George Hauser's best lines,
and the greater forward wall of the
two will receive the laurels of victory.
For the Wolverines it will be an iron-
man line of Elmer Madar, Al Wistert,
Bob Kolesar, Merv Pregulman, Julie

DON LUND ... his big chance
Franks, Bill Pritula and Phil Sharpe.
This unit has allowed a total enemy
gain of only 252 yards this season
and is being touted as the outstand-
ing line in the land and the greatest
in Michigan history.
Wildung Again
Opposing the "Seven Oak Posts"
will be a combination of tested Go-
pher veterans and newcomers. , At
ends, Herb Hein and Jerry Mulready,
at tackles, Capt. Dick Wildung, an
All-American performer, and Paul
Mitchell; at guards, Chuck Dellago,
injured this week but better now, and
John Billman, and at center Don
Nolander. If any line in the country
can outplay that of Michigan's this is
it. And as the two lines clash, all eyes
will be focused on Wolverine Al Wis-
tert and Gopher Dick Wildung in
their duel for All-American honors.
Minnesota has confidence in its
forward wall, and it's banking on the
fact that the Michigan line must play
almost an entire game without relief.
The Wolverines, though, are supreme-
ly conditioned and they themselves
know the true worth of the mighty
"Oak Posts". If the rock-ribbed
Michigan wall can hold, Minnesota.
will have to take to the air, a depart-
ment where they have been none too
successful.
Football Today.. .
Alabama vs. Kentucky
Arkansas vs. Mississippi
Army vs. Harvard
Boston College vs. Wake Forest
Brown vs. Princeton
California vs. Washington
Colgate vs. Penn State
Columbia vs. Penn
Cornell vs. Syracuse
Dartmouth vs. Yale
Detroit vs. Georgetown
Duke vs. Pittsburgh
Georgia Pre-flight vs. Louisiana
Georgia Teeh vs. Navy
Holy Cross vs. No. Carolina State
Illinois vs. Notre Dame
Indiana vs. Iowa
Michigan vs. Minnesota
North Carolina vs. Tulane
Northwestern vs. Ohio State
Oregon State vs. Washington State
Purdue vs. Wisconsin
Rice vs. Texas
Santa Clara vs. U. C. L. A.
Southern California vs. Stanford

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Oct. 23.-
Last night as the Michigan team sped
northward by rail, a telegram was
delivered to Coach Fritz Crisler. It
was from Fred Delano, the energetic
publicity director of Wolverine ath-
letics. It concerned weather in Min-
neapolis, and here's what it said:
"Bring snowshoes, sled and skiis.
Weather approaching 1932 level."
All thoughts were immediately
directed towards prevailing Minne-
apolis weather, and the prospect of
playing in a muddy, sloppy field
did not appeal to anybody since
Michigan's tricky offense would
have less chance of clicking than
it would on dry, hard turf.
But when tile Wolverine entourage
arrived this morning, all doubts were,
laid aside. True, it was snowing-but'
very l.ightly, hardly enough to even
notice. And the air was crisp and
cold, the ground solid. Michigan's at-
tack if executed properly, can work
in this atmosphere.
And as several Twin City scribes
have pointed out, cold weather with a
thermometer hovering around 50'
should benefit the Maize and Blue.
Michigan's vaunted line, weak only in
reserves, stands less chance of getting
all played out as it did against the
Iowa Seahawks when the day was hot
and sultry. This means, if true, that
the "Seven Oak Posts" will be able to
perform their ironman stunts with
less difficulty than heretofore.
* *
THIS city has really gone football
crazy. In nearly every store win-
dow there are huge placards bearing
pictures of Michigan and Minnesota
players. Large photos of the famous
Little Brown Jug, football's most
prized trophy, are exhibited in every
hotel lobby. People on the street speak
of nothing else, and hotels are com-
pletely booked, with hundreds being
turned away at every hostelry. Cab
drivers have caught the fever and are
ready to fight with any passenger who
says an unkind word against the
Gophers. Two pages of every Minne-
apolis paper have been devoted to the
game alone, with feature stories and
news angles being played in boldface.
It's football hysteria at its -peak.
* * *
DR. GEORGE HAUSER, coach of
the Minnesota aggregation, was
speaking. He has a great deal of re-
spect for the Wolverine line, and said
so in no uncertain terms. "If they
have weakness," Hauser commented,
"I haven't been able to find it." He
went on to say, "My only guess is
that our Gophers will have to be at
their best form of season to have a
chance."
And Coach Fritz Crisler of Michi-
gan gave Minneapolis reporters a
taste of his reticence on the eve of
the game. "We have just a fair
team," Crisler told them, "and I
wouldn't want to say any more
about the game. It'll be close and
we'll do our best."
W IN OR LOSE there shpuld be a
student reception for this Michi-
gan team when it pulls into Ann
Arbor Sunday. It arrives at 2:33 p. in.,
and every student should make it his
business to be there. This team is
fighting mad and it will put up a
great scrap tomorrow. It has surprised
nearly everybody by its remarkable

performance this season, and students
would do well to give it a warm hand
when it comes home. That send-off
Thursday by the ROTC gave many a
Michigan gridder a tug at his heart'
strings, as they afterward confessed.
We brag about our team when it wins
and we should help it by showing
some appreciation. Win or lose, you
can be proud of this Michigan team,
and it won't hurt anybody to show it.
**.4 *
RIFTWOOD AND SPLINTERS:
Michigan's being ranked as the
favorite at eight-to-five must come
as something of a shock to Minne-
sota . . . it's the first time since
1934 that the Gophers haven't been
the pre-game choice in betting .,.
that is against a collegiate rival.. .
they were on the short end of the
odds when they played the Iowa
Seahawks this fall.
Crisler has lost only six games
since he came to Michigan five
years ago... and four of them have
been to Minnesota . . . which has
stirred up a lot of comment in local
journals that this time he's due for
a better break.
Yesterday's Scores
North Carolina Pre-flight 34, Tem-
ple 0.
Auburn 14, Villanova 6

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a Today
Unbeaten Illini
To Meet Irish
Buckeyes Risk Clean Slate
Against Tough Wildcats
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Oct. 23.- (1P)--
Illinois, undefeated and untied, col-
lides with surprising Notre Dame be-
fore 30,000 here tomorrow with the
Fighting Illini risking their perfect
record against the upset conquerors
of the Iowa Seahawks.
The Illini, who went through the
1940 and 1941 campaigns without
winning a single important game,
have rolled up four straight decisions
this year under their new coach, Ray
Eliot, and included in their list of
victims mighty Minnesota, a 20 to 13
loser two weeks ago.
Notre Dame, after starting out in
mediocre fashion with a tie against
Wisconsin and a defeat by Georgia
Tech, started rolling when they beat
Stanford two weeks ago.
'Cats Want This One
EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 23.-(1)-The
national and "Big Ten" champion-
ship hopes of Ohio State, currently
the country's No. 1 football team.
meet their stiffest test of the cam-
paign to date tomorrow in battling
Northwestern, perennially a sturn-
bling block to teams nursing such
ambitions. A crowd of 40,000 is in
prospect.
Sharply intent on stopping the
four-game winning streak of the
Buckeyes is a Northwestern eleven
that has won only one game this
year, a 3 to 0 decision over Texas, and
has dropped two straight encounters
in conference play to Purdue and
Michigan. The Wildcats therefore will
be working on the thesis of everything
to gain-mostly its lost prestige.

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