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TRUrsIDAY, NOV, 9, 142

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Michigai
Forward Wall
of Hawkeyes
Has Balance
Crisler Continues
to Stress Defense
for Farmer Aerials
By ERIC ZALENSKI
There will be many a surprised fan
in Michigan Stadium Saturday after-
noon when Iowa Coach Eddie Ander-
son trots out his 200-pound line to
face the Wolverines in the 1942 season
football finale.
So much attention and emphasis
has been placed on the sensatiorng
passing star of the Hawkeyes, Tommie
Farmer, that the story of the powerful
Iowa forward wall has been of secon-
dary interest.
Well Rounded Line
The brainy Dr. Anderson, ever on
the alert, is planning some sort of a
surprise in his offensive campaign
against the Wolverines, and that 200-
pound line is bound to play a promi-
nent part. In the words of Michigan
Line Coach Clarence Munn, Iowa has
a "powerful and well rounded line."
Munn declared that there is plenty
to fear from that Hawkeye forward
wall, and he should know. Dr. Ander-
son will start a pair of 200-pound
flankmen, 215-pound tackles, 195-
pound guards and a 200-pound center
against the Maize and Blue's "Seven
Oak Posts." And, Munn added, don't
think that Iowa is coming up with a
"beef trust," because these seven
Nawkeyes are sturdy, fast and hard-
charging linemen. This is the line
that helped Iowa upset Wisconsin and
beat Indiana.
Crisler Not Fooled
The fans may be fooled by press re-
leases and lulled into a false feeling
of security, but Coach Fritz CCrisler
knows what he's up against, and yes-
terday's practice session brought that
out.
The Michigan mentor, as has been
the case all fall, ran his backs and
ends through a long series of offensive
pass plays, then gave them a stiff ses-
sion on aerial defense. Red Shirts,
using Iowa plays, rained passes on the
Varsity lads, but achieved only fair
success. Crisler alternated the. Red
Shirt posing as Farmer at quarterback
and halfback. Dr. Anderson expects
to use his ace aerialist at a halfback
slot.
Munn Stresses Charging
Coach Munn put his linemen
through a long session of offensive
and defensive tactics, mostly with the

n To Face 200-Pound Iowa Line Saturday

Ground-Gaining

King?

BOB WIESE
will be Michigan's ground-
gaining champion for the 1942 sea-
son if halfback Paul White doesn't
out-rush him Saturday against
Iowa by 39 yards. Wiese leads with
400 yards.
use of dummies. There was some
stress on charging in to rush passers,
which may be bad news for "Tailspin"
Tommie.
Practice closed with a scrimmage
between the Varsity and the much-
battered Red Shirts. Both teams al-
ternated in carrying the ball up and
down the field, and it appeared to a
number of observers as if the Varsity
gridders were moving through their
shifts listlessly.
Today's practice session will be held
as usual, but there will be a change
in tonight's program. The 'entire
squad will adjourn to the Barton Hills
Country club for dinner at 6:30 p.m.,
Sand a "good time."
Wiese Leading Gainer
With only this one game left it ap-
pears as if sophomore Bob Wiese,
Wolverine fullback, will be the team's
leading ground-gainer this fall. Wiese
has 'an edge of 39 yards over Paul
White, high-stepping halfback, in
total rushing gains. Wiese has a net
gain of 400 yards to White's 361, fol-
lowed by Tom Kuzma with 229, Don
Robinson with 226 and Bob Chappuis
with 217 yards.
Chappuis, the Toledo reserve half-
back, has the best passing record with
a gain of 329 yards on 27 completions
out of 62 passes tossed. White leads
the team in scoring with 42 points,
followed by Kuzma with 36.

BENCHCOMBER
By BUD HENDEL
Daily Sports Editor '
ONLY A FOOL would think of
Thanksgiving and baseball in the
same breath, but who said genius isn't
half foolishness?
Anyhow the citizens of the flowing
Gowanus, better known as the Brook-
lyn baseball fans, are going to see a
great change this year.
A strange and new diamond spec-
tacle will be witnessed by these
daffy Dodger fans this coming sum-
mer. Their beloved Bums, who
zipped into and then out of the
National League pennant, are going
to be the likes of which the old
Gowanus hasn't seen for two dec-
ades. They'll be a sane baseball
team, without the rowdyism and the
craziness that have marked Brook-
lyn clubs since the owner-manager
days of Uncle Wilbur Robinson.
BOSS BRANCH RICKEY has moved
into the Dodger head office, and
when Boss Branch moves, somebody
usually gets out of the way.
Leo Durocher, nee Leo the Lip,
has been signed to manage the
Bums again, only this time he af-
fixed his signature to a one-year
contract which mentioned him as a
player 'nly, not a manager. But he
and Boss Branch have an agree-
ment whereby Leo can run the club
as long -.s he runs it the way the
venerablt Rickey wants him to.
The ne Dodger set-up eliminates
all high-stake gambling by members
of the team. It does away with all
umpire-baiting by Leo the Lip and
his assorted high-class umpire bait-
ers. It stops the individual Bums in
their tracks when they go to take
one of their many swings at an enemy
player, and it makes the Dodger hur-
lers aim for the plate instead of the
batsman's head. All in all, it's quite
an innovation.
But that's the way Boss Branch
wants it, and so that's the way it's
going to be. The Dodgers won a
pennant two years ago and they
had the whole nation rooting for
them. They played hard, heads-up
ball, and although they came in
with spikes high, they played to win
fair and square. Last season they
played just as hard, but a lot more
hatefully. By the time the campaign
was half over every fan in the coun-
try, except those loyal brothers of
the Gowanus, despised the Bums
and fervently prayed for a Brooklyn
loss. Rickey knows all this, and
Rickey is going to do his best to
knock the cockiness out of the high-
priced gang he's dictating to.
WHEN THEY were the Daffiness
boys, which title they held for
such a long time that even they be-
lieved it, the Dodgers had the immor-
tal Babe Herman on their roster. The
Babe, it is said, made the third out
of an inning once when e hit a home
run. A teammate was peched on sec-
ond when the Babe smacked his
fence-busting blow, and the mate,
seeing the ball go over the wall, start-
ed to jog around the basepath. But
not so the Babe. Head down as always,
he sprinted around the hassocks at
full speed and passed the astonished
mate between third and home for the
final out of the inning.
The Babe, of course, was best
remembered for his feat of trying
to catch fly balls with his head and
never quite hanging onto the sim-
mering pellet.
But of all the Brooklyn charac-
ters, the late Uncle Robby was the
tops. As long as he ran the team, he
won only one pennant and finished
in the first division on only three
other occasions. But he was the
most beloved manager to ever tread
any diamond.

UNCLE ROBBY, fat and jovial, had
his heart and soul wrapped upin
the Dodgers. He also had a rare gift
of absent-mindedness, and once, when
a reporter asked him who would pitch
the following day, he grinned and
said, "Oh, I don't know, young man,
but I guess it'll be Old Daz." He was
referring to Dazzy Vance, then in his
heyday as a great National League
flinger.
One of the assorted Dodgers who
was sitting at Uncle Robby's feet,
said, "But Daz pitched today, Uncle
Robby."
The old gentleman, looked at the
sky thoughtfully and replied, "So
he did. Well, young man, I'll be
damned if I know who'll pitch to-
morrow."
And that's the way Uncle Robby
managed the Daffiness boys. They
were the most colorful bunch in base-
ball, even though they did have trou-
ble winning games. But this year the
Brooklyn citizen will see something
he's never seen before-a safe and
sane ball club-because Boss Branch
is looking for victories, not color.

TAKE CARE, MR. BRIESKE:
Close Scores Have Marked
Iowa-Michigan Grid Series

IT MAY WORK:
Iowa Mentor

Shifts Farmer

'

If Iowa and Michigan wage the
same kind of battle that have marked
the past contests of the series, the
score will be close. Michigan has won
the past five battles dating from 1928,
but that doesn't tell half the story.
With the exception of only one of
these games the scores have been too
close for the Wolverines' comfort, and
even when Michigan triumphed by
a score of 27-7 in 1939 the Hawkeyes
gave Michigan a battle all the way.
In 1928 Michigan won a close de-
cision over Iowa by the narrow mar-
gin of a field goal, 10-7.
Again in 1933 Michigan, Big Ten-
national titlists, squeezed out a nar-
row victory, this time by a field goal
and extra point. That was the last
year that Michigan won the Big Ten
and national title. It was only the.
brilliant running of Stan Fay over
the frozen turf that proved Michi-
gan's superiority.
Michigan next met the Hawkeyes
at Iowa City where they again proved
the value of the toe as they won this
one by only an extra point, Freddie
Trosko's conversion providing the
margin.
It looked at though Iowa would
break the jinx in 1939 as Coach Eddie
Anderson's "Wonder Team" took an
early lead. Sensational Nile Kinnick
hurled one of the longest passes ever
thrown in the stadium to Floyd Dean
who caught the ball and ran un-
molested for a touchdown. Kinnick's
throw covered 50 yards and Dean's
run another 30 more.
But Michigan was not to be de-
nied, and by taking advantage of.
four breaks, they scored four touch-
downs, -all by a lad named Tom Har-
mon. Another feature of the game
was Harmon's 95-yard touchdown
run on an intercepted pass.
Michigan achieved its last victory
last year when Tom Kuzma nlunged
through the mud for the game's only

score early in the contest. From then'
on the battle see-sawed back and
forth. Iowa's only real threat was
halted when Bill Green, after break-
ing into the open, was knocked out of
bounds deep in Michigan territory.
Spartans Face'
Oregon State
EAST LANSING, Nov. 25.- (IP)-
With their offensive ace, Halfback
Dick Kieppe, an uncertain starter,
Michigan State's finale against Ore-
gon State here Saturday may resolve
into a Spartan defensive stand against
the touchdown-conscious Beavers.
The Rose Bowl champions have had
an erratic season, winning four games
I and losing five, but their record is
little comfort to State's Charley Bach-
man, who points out that the Beavers
have rolled up 150 points for an av-
erage of 16 points per game.
The Spartans in eight games have
compiled 113 points, but show a better
defense record holding their oppo-
nents to 92 points while the BeaversE
have yielded 135.
In their only game against a com-
mon foe, the Spartans and Beavers
turned in almost duplicate perfor-
mances. Washington State downed
Oregon State, 25-13, and halted the
Spartans, 25-13. Kieppe, however, was
in top form against the Cougars.
Bad News for Bowls
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25.-W)-Any
Bowl committees that had ideas of
getting one of the Navy's pre-flight
elevens for their New Year's Day
football games can just forget all
about it. Pre-flight teams have been
forbidden to take part in any bowl
games because of lack of transporta-
tion.

To Halfback I
Out of the three "great" passers
that faced Michigan this year, only
one was stopped completely. That
man was Angelo Bertelli, the Notre
Dame aerial ace.
/ The two passers that had field
days against the Maize and Blue were
Otto Graham, Northwestern, and
Paul "never missed a shot" Sarring-
haus, Ohio State.
This coming Saturday Michigan
will come up against Tom Farmer,
Iowa pitcher, one .of the outstanding
passers of the Midwest. Until this
game with the Wolverines, Farmer
has played quarterback in the same
style as Bertelli, that is, playing
close to the line in the T-formation
used by Notre Dame and Iowa.
Dr. Eddie Anderson, coach of the
Hawkeyes, says that he is going to
shift Farmer from his regular quar-
terback post to that of left halfback
for the game. Anderson no doubt
heard what the Michigan men did to
Bertelli at Notre Dame a few Satur-
days ago. In this new position Far-
mer will probably have time to con-
tinue his phenomenal passing suc-
cess against the Wolverines.
Iowa hasn't ever beaten a Michi-
gan team coached by Fritz Crisler,
and it's a sure bet that the Hawkeyes
will give all in trying to win.
Michigan has been notoriously poor
in pass defense all season, and any-
thing can happen when a Farmer
pitches.

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Comparative Scores
Say Iowa by 30 Points

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Ann Arbor 'High Pair Promising
Prospects for- VarsityBackfield

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Jaco 01 4 _

By DES HOWARTH
After seeing the Ohio State-Michi-
gan frosh football game last Friday
few observers would not concur that
Michigan has at least two outstand-
ing varsity backfield prospects-Dick
Walterhouse and Ralph Chubb, both
graduates of Ann Arbor High, where
they demoralized all prep opposition
as they led their team through an
undefeated season last year.
All-State Captain
Walterhouse was picked at left
half and was named captain on the
All-State football team, while Chubb
was the second choice for fullback.
Last year Walterhouse set a new
scoring record for high schools by
countering 120 points. It was only
appropriate that Dick should be made
captain his senior year for he per-
formed as a triple-threat for three
seasons, doing everything including
passing, kicking, running, place-kick-
ing extra points and calling signals.
Ralph on the other hand did not go
out for football until his senior year.
Needless to say, his pre-season play
earned him a starting position over
more experienced veterans.
Coach Played Here
Now these touchdown twins, oddly
enough, are running from the same
double wingback formation which
they used under their prep coach, Kip
Taylor, former Wolverine end. This
offense is well adapted to their abili-
ties for it provides opportunity for

Walterhouse to sweep the ends and
Chubb to crash the middle.
Dick, although only 5' 8", is power-
fully built. Combining drive and elu-
siveness, he also has an uncanny
knack of picking his holes. What is
more, he is especially hard to knock
off his feet.
Ralph is a fullback resembling the
Bill Green type of Iowa. He.has plen-
ty of drive and gets up to the line in
a hurry. He, like Walterhouse, finds
his holes quickly. Once in 'the open
Chubb is especially dangerous as he
possesses more speed than most full-
backs.
Wolverine fans, especially those in
Ann Arbor, are looking forward to
next season when they hope to see
both of these home town boys oper-
ating in the same varsity backfield.

If you're wacky enough to do so,
you can resort to comparative
scores and prove almost anything
you want to about Saturday's Iowa-
Michigan clash-but don't .let the
results influence your betting, for
it might prove fatal.
For instance: Iowa beat Wiscon-
sin, 6-0; Wisconsin whipped the
Conference champions, Ohio State,
17-7; and Ohio State drubbed
Michigan, 21-7. So, the Hawkeyes
must be 30 points better than the
Wolverines. And if you're spotting
Michigan 30 points there are plenty
of takers here in town.
Or, look at it this way: Iowa beat
Indiana by one point; the Hoosiers
tripped Minnesota by seven; and
the Gophers topped Michigan by
two. Add ,these figures and they
show that Iowa will win by 10
points. Take your choice.
Army Is Favored
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Nov. 25.-(P)-
Navy went into hiding today, along
about the time the bookmakers in
these parts established Army's well-
drilled machine a 2 to 5 favorite in
Saturday's transplanted service
scramble.

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