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Wolverines Expected To Overwhelm Crimson Here


Daily Sports Editor
w * * *

Kuzma Robinson, Boor,
Madar May Not Play
Injuries Should Not Stop Wolverines' Chances;
Bob Chappuis Will ProbablyStart at Left Half

Bill Pritula's Play Places Him
in Role of SixtyMinute Man

(Continued from Page 1)

SOMETIMES this job can become
embarrassing, and today is one of
those times.
Not so long past we printed a tirade
of harsh adjectives directed against
James Masker, the referee in the now
forgiven and almost forgotten Michi-
gan-Minnesota game of two weeks
ago. Today James Masker comes to
Ann Arbor to perform the same offi-
ciating function in the Wolverine-
Harvard contest.
Ordinarily we wouldn't pay much
attention to whom the referee was
going to be, but this case is, dif-
ferent. Corny as it may sound,
Michigan's reputation . for good
sportsmanship goes on the block
when Masker steps out on the grid-
iron today.
Nowhere was Masker blasted more
than he was in this column, but all
that must be forgotten now. He is one
of the leading offibials in the Midwest
and both the Michigan coaches and
players have expressed their willing-
ness and. desire to have him work
more 'Wolverine football games. Sure,
Masker made a mistake, but we all
do at one time or another. Michigan
fans will be making one today if they
give Masker an unsportsmanlike re-
ception of boos and catcalls.
UST TO show you how newspa-
pers wrote up football games
back in the last century, take a look
at this account of the Michigan-
Notre Dame game of old '88. That
was long before the Wolverines and.
Irish severed grid relations in 1909,
same relations to be resumed next
Saturday in South Bend.
Anyway, Michigan walloped the
Notre Dame gridmen by the score of
26-6 in old '88, the contest being
staged in South Bend during, the un--
timely football month of April. Ann
Arbor papers were a good deal less
than elaborate in their coverage, of
the fray. One journal said, "The Var-
sity rugby team beat the boys at Notre'
Dame last Saturday to the tune of
26-6." And that was all the mention'
a game which would attract banners
today received in that publication 54
years ago.
But aaother Ann Arbor paper
went into glowing description of
the encounter. To wit "The rugby
game between- the Varsity and
Notre Dame resulted in a good vice-
tory for our team. The game was
played before 800 spectators who
cheered all good plays. The features
of the game on. our side were the
tackling by Duff.y, Harless, Babcock
and Briggs, long runs and good
passes by Rehodes, DeHaven, Wood,
Ball and Button. As usual J. L.
Duffy got in some good kicks." No-
where is mention of the score made,
but at that, all other pertinent facts
are included, that is, if you're not
interested in who did the scoring.
Coach Dick Harlow of Harvard is
regarded by his contemporaries as
one of the finest in the business .. .
Harlow and his squad arrived at 9:20
a. m. today and Fritz Crisler and Ben-
nie Oosterbaan were at the station to
give them an official welcome . .
Harlow and Crisler went into an im-
mediate confab, being old friends
when Crisler coached at Princeton ...
in the meantime, some wag who was
standing around remarked, "Those
Harvard boys sure traveled a long way
to take a licking."
Harvard, incidentally, has been
criticized in the East for using an

illegal shift . . . observers at last
week's Crimson-Princeton tilt, won
by Harvard in the last 30 seconds
on a touchdown pass play, claim
that the Crimson only succeeded in
their winning maneuver because
they bewildered the Tigers with the
illegal shift.
Add things we never knew until
now . . . Jim McCarthy who scored
both touchdowns for Illinois here last
week did all the signal-calling for the
Illini during the second half from his
end post .. . that McCarthy must like
Ann Arbor ... last spring he copped
the Big Ten golf crown here.
Michigan fans may be in for a
big surprise today ... with the Wol-
verines almost sure to roll up a big
score and with the Maize and Blue
reserves a sure bet to see more ac-
tion than they have at any other
time this season, the spectators will
get a good glimpse of a fellow who
may someday be the regular Michi-
gan right tackle, Bob Derleth.. ..
he's the sophomore who was pulled
from a PEI class because he
showed such gnat potentialities
and you'll see what PEM can make
of you when you see Derleth today.
City Editor Will Sapp is feeling
pretty cocky these days because he
won the Selections Pool with 21 games
correct out of a possible 25 last week
we only called the turn right on
18 of them, but her's where we knock
off that guy Sapp . ..here they
Michigan over Harvard, Rice over
Arkansas, Notre Dame over Army,
Texas over Baylor, Holy Cross over
Brb*n, Southern 'Cal'over Califor-
nia,-"Colgate over -Columbia, Yale
over Cornell Princeton over Dart-
niouth, L. S. U. over Fordham,
Georglia Techover Kentucky, Illi-
nois over Northwestern, Indiana
over Minnesota, Wisconsin over
Iowa; Washington State over Mich-
igan State, Tulane over Mississippi
State; Nebraska over Missouri, Penn
over -Navy, -Ohio State over Pitt,
UCLA over Oregon, Penn State over
Syracuse, Great Lakes over Purdue,
Texas A&M over Southern Metho-
dist, and Washington over Stanford
. . don't say we didn't tell you,
and if you lose, see Sapp.
Washington State Given
Edge Over Spartans
SPOKANE, Wash., Nov. 6.-(P)-
Train-weary from a 50-hour train
ride broken by only 10 or 15 minute
stops enroute, the Michigan State
football team worked out at Gonzaga
Stadium today in preparation for the
game tomorrow against Washington
Certain to be heavily outweighed
in the backfield and almost certain
to be without the services of two first
string backs-Ed Ripmaster and Walt
Pawlowski - Michigan Staters went
through a snappy limbering up pro-
gram on the hard firm gridiron ap-
parently intent on making speed and
passes offset WSC power.
Coach Bachman said neither Rip-
master nor Pawlowski were suffici-
ently recovered from injuries received
in the Temple game to see much serv-
ice and it is "extremely doubtful" if
either will be used at all. "I hope for
a dry snappy day, or one so wet we
can play in a lake," Bachman added,

... expected to start at left half
Rose Bowl Tilt
Gets Approval
Coast Champion May
Oppose Service Team
PASADENA, Calif., Nov. 6.-R)-
The guesting can start, folks. They're
going to play the Rose Bowl game
here again next New Year's Day, all
things being equal.
The Associated Press learned from
an unimpeachable source today that
while formal application for permis-
sion to play has not yet been acted
on by the Army, there is no objection
to the 29th renewal of the classic,
oldest and most famous of the post-
season bowl games.
The source cannot be named, and
there was no comment from the
Last year's contest, coming in the
midst of huge military preparations
on the. West Coast, was moved to
Durham, N.C. Oregon State defeated
Duke, 20-16.
May Be Cancelled
This year's game, as is every other
civilian activity, is subject to cancel-
lation at the Army's discretion.
Although tentative preparations
for the event have been going on for
weeks, the general uncertainty has
held back a usual rush of speculation
as to who'll oppose who that Friday
Here are a few things to bear in
mind as the chatter along those lines
gets under way:
1. The opponent of the Pacific
Coast conference champion is ex-
tremely apt to be a service team.
The Iowa, North Carolina and St.
Mary's Pre-Flight Navy training
schools are all prospects. So is the
up and coming March Field Army Air
Base eleven from only 75 miles away.
UCLA Leads on Coast
2. The coast representative at the
moment is UCLA, unbeaten in con-
ference play. Next choice is Wash-
ington State, once beaten.
3. Transportation is an important
factor. It might cause the selection
of a West Coast team-St. Mary's
Pre-Flight or March Field-although
UCLA lost.to the former, 18-7, in its
second game of the season. The
Bruins also dropped one to Texas
Christian, 7-6. In any event, the
West's opponent won't come from any
farther away than necessary.
4. Bearing the transportation situ-
ation in mind, these are the best col-
lege bets at the moment: Georgia,
Georgia Tech, Boston College, Penn-
sylvania, Texas, Baylor and-last but
definitely not least-Tulsa.

Harvard has an excellent halfback
in Wayne Johnson who does most of
the ball carrying and passing. John-
son accounted for one of the Crimson
touchdowns last week against Prince-
ton and helped his teammates to their
only win of the season.
John Fisher, 187 pound Crimson
center, inspires a rather mediocre line
with his aggressive play. One of three
brothers on the team, John is a capa-
ble line "backer-upper" and continu-
ally breaks through the opposition's
forward wall to bring down the ball
Fisher Has Plenty to Face
Of course, whether John will be
able to accomplish this feat with men
like Merv Pregulman, Al Wistert, and
Julie Franks staring him in the face
is extremely doubtful.
Two of the stronger pillars on the
Crimson forward wall are guards"Russ
Stannard and George Hibbard. These
boys weighing a combined total of
414 pounds, or 207 pounds apiece.
They give Harvard a decided weight
advantage over the Wolverines.
Vainty Wrist Watch Barnes
Harvard has four ends, the best of
which, Bill Barnes, a fellow who can
catch a pass from any angle on the
field and make it look easy. If he
gets out in the open, Michigan can
expect to be scored upon.
When Harlow was approached in
his quarters yesterday at the Law
Club, he was anything but a pessimist.
"I never went into a game yet that I
didn't think we had a chance of win-

ning," he pointed out. "My boys have
plenty of spirit and in football that
can mean a lot."
Strangely enough, Harvard holds a
winning average over Michigan but
hasn't beaten the Wolverines since
1914. Prior to that time the Crimson
won four straight, before Michigan
turned the tables and took three
games for themselves.
In their last meeting the Varsity
turned Harvard back by the score of
26-0. Today's game should have much
the same result.
Day for Reserves
If Michigan takes an early lead
many of the Varsity reserves should
see plenty of action. Among them
will probably be Bob Derleth, Vince
Secotine, and Bill Baldwin at tackles;
Ralph Amstutz and Angelo Trojan at
guard; Rudy Smeja, Chuck Kennedy
and Cliff Myll at ends; and quarter-
back Bob Vernier.
Michigan will be seeking its fifth
victory of the season having defeated
Michigan State, Great Lakes, North-
western and Illinois.

Of all the sturdy men that compose
the Maize and Blue forward wall, one
of the most amazing is probably Bill
Pritula. Unpublicized and vastly un-
derrated, Bill has proven that he is
invaluable to the team.
One of the greatest problems that
faced Fritz Crisler this year was find-
ing someone to fill the right tackle
slot. Rube Kelto,
who held down
this position last
season, was voted
the most valuable
player on the
squad by his team-
mates, but he and
three other tackles
were graduated last
Al "Ox" Wistert
-_was the only re-
turning tackle and
PRITULA so consequently
this was the weakest spot on the
team. Finding at least one more tackle
was Crisler's biggest worry, and by the
looks of things his greatest problem
has been solved.
For two years Pritula has been

playing center. Last year he had the
misfortune to be playing third string
pivot man behind Bob Ingalls and
Ted Kennedy.
You see above the difficulties that
have plagued Bill: first, playing sub-
stitute for two great centers, and
then, changing positions to take the
place of the most valuable man on
last year's team.
Proof that Pritula has done an ex-
ceptionally fine job is shown by the
fact that he has played more minutes
than any other Wolverine with the
exception of "Iron-Man" George Ceit-
haml and All-American bound Julius
Franks. In six games so far this sea-
son Bill has played all but 20 out of
a possible playing time of 360 minutes.
Further justification of the Detroit
junior's prowess is seen by the fact
that he replaced Merv Pregulman
when the latter was shaken up in the
bruising Iowa Naval Cadets game.
Bill ably showed that he is just as
capable at center, but naturally he
is much more valuable as a tackle.
No one can deny that the insignifi-
cant acorn has become a mighty oak

The probable]
J. Fisher
W. Fisher



Crisler's Star eleven
Gives Others Hteadachies'

Midwest Gridiron Angles

Badgers, Hawks Tangle
IOWA CITY, Ia., Nov. 6.-(A')-
Wisconsin and Iowa both had high
hopes of keeping their Big Ten
Conference football championship
chances alive tonight on the eve of
their homecoming battle here to-
morrow before more than 30,000 fans.
The Badgers will give the Hawks
plenty to worry about with the of-
fensive trio of the three "H's"-Hos-
kins, Harder and Hirsch-and a line
that has held two Big Ten opponents
to just seven points. Iowa, of course,
will present its passing ace, Tommy
Farmer, and a ground attack which
has been responsible for victories over
Indiana and Purdue.
* * *
Illinois Faces Wildcats
EVANSTON, Ill., Nov. 6.-(;)-
Northwestern sees a chance of bring-
ing a halt to the worst losing streak
Coach Lynn Waldorf has ever ex-
perienced when it meets Illinois to-
morrow in a Big Ten game. The
Illini, twice beaten since a skyrocket-
ing start of four straight wins, also
regard the contest as an opportunity
to get back on the victory path.
The Wildcats will be cheered to-
morrow by the return of Otto Gra-
ham, their brilliant junior passer who
has been on the sidelines because of
a foot injury.
* * *
Bucks Seek Comeback
COLUMBUS, O., Nov. 6.-(R)-Ohio
State, knocked from its perch as the
nation's No. 1 team by Wisconsin last
week, tackles Pittsburgh here tomor-
row and Coach Paul Brown said the
Bucks were ready to start a comeback

against the none too powerful Pan-
"It takes a great team to come
back after being counted out of one
game, but I believe my team this
year is that kind of 'outfit," said
Brown before Ohio and Pittsburgh
tapered off their week's training with
brief workouts.
* * *
Irish Picked over Army
NEW YORK, Nov. 6. -(i)- The
Army and Notre Dame football teams,
which played a scoreless tie a year
ago, meet again tomorrow before a
sellout crowd of more than 75,000 in
Yankee Stadium. And this time the
Irish are determined to do something
about scoring.
Rated one of the best college teams
in the country at this stage despite
early-season setbacks, Notre Dame
has been made a 3-1 favorite by local
betting men. After a tie with Wis-
consin and a defeat by Georgia Tech,
the Irish knocked off Stanford, Iowa
Pre-Flight, Illinois and Navy decis-
ively. Meanwhile, Army's record was
spoiled last week when the Cadets
took a 19-0 drubbing from Pennsyl-
Army's starting backfield of Art
Jarrell, Carl Anderson, Bob Wood and
George Troxell is a strong one, how-
ever, and the Cadet line is considered
one of the best in the East, allowing
only two touchdowns before the Penn
Owen "Dippy" Evans, Notre Dame's
star last year, has been lost to the
squad because of an injury, but the
Irish still have Angelo Bertelli, an
exceptional passer who also has be-
come adept at ball handling in the
"T" formation, and a couple of un-
usually able sophomore backs, Cor-
win "Corny" Clatt and Bob Living-
ston. Wally Ziemba, veteran center
who was injured, is back in action
* * *
Sailors Made Favorites
LAFAYETTE, Ind., Nov. 6.-')-A
couple of football teams which have
been considerably less than world
beaters in the way of offense will get
together here tomorrow as Purdue's
Boilermakers clash with the Sailors
from the Great Lakes Naval Training
Both teams showed some signs of
an offense last week, however, as
Great Lakes thumped Missouri and
Purdue was nosed out by Iowa.
A crowd of 15,000 was expected to
watch this second tilt between grid-
iron aggregations representing Pur-
due and Great Lakes. During World
War I the Sailors drubbed the Boiler-
makers, 27 to 0, and they'll be favored
again tomorrow against the crippled
Cadets Expect Easy Win
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 6.-(Y')-
Lieut.-Col. Bernie Bierman's Iowa
Naval Cadet Seahawks were top-

When opposing teams meet the
Wolverines they've got plenty to worry
about! Let's just consider ourselves
as the coach of Doodlebury Univer-
sity, and we are meeting the Michi-
gan team soon.
In the first place, we take a quick
glance at Fritz Crisler's forward wall,
and immediately find ourselyes with
a headache. We heard' rumors last'
September that the Wolverines would
be weak at the ends, but that hardly
seems to be the case. Phil Sharpe has
certainly done a capable job, and all
the experts are raving about Elmer
Strong at Guards
Well, maybe we can run our plays
through the guards. Did you say Juli-
us Franks and Bob Kolesar are both
playing for Michigan? How can a
team have two guards that are so
good. The only man that we can boast
about for that position is Percy Glutz
and he's not nearly as good as either
of those two.
Al Wistert and Bill Pritula are list-
ed as their first string tackles. Gosh,
we better leave them alone so our
team won't be too crippled for the
rest of its games. That Wistert cer-
tainly is terrific.
That center they have, I think that

his name is Merv Pregulman. He's
enough to give any coach a headache
by himself. But along with those other
Reserve Backfield Stars
Stop riffling those names at us or
we will go crazy. Ton Kuzna,-if
onlywe had a halfback like him on
'our team. But they have so many
more excellent halves, Paul White,
Don Robinson, Bob Chappuis, Frank
Wardley, Warren Taap, and Cliff
Wise. We'll take any one of them and
add a valuable cog: to our team.
There are only two positions left,
quarterback occupied by George.Ceit-
haml, one of the steadiest players on
the squad, and fullback with Bob
Wiese -the -North Dakota flash backed
up by-Don Lund and Don Boor.
Two Tough-Defeats.-
We might be able to defeat then if
we take to the air and wear out their
line. The Iowa Seahawks ahd Minne-
sota pulled victories out of the fire,
but they sure had a tough time doing
At any rate, we know that any
coach who has the Wolverines to
think about for a Saturday game is
going to have an awful headache.

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