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FRIDAY, OC T 9, 1942

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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

FRIThiY, OCT 9, 1942 S

Wolverines

Ready

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Seahawk

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Five Unbeaten
State Teams
Risk Records,
Wolverine-Seahawk Tilt
Not Expected To Draw
More Than 20,000 Fans
DETROIT, Oct. 8.-(P)-Michigan's
five remaining undefeated and untied
football teams will strive for further
successes in this week-end's 10-game
program that is spread over three
days. For the first time this season
all 16 state college teams are sched-
uled.
For the third successive week the
front-and-center attraction is at Ann
Arbor where Fritz Crisler's twice vic-
torious Michigan eleven collides Sat-
urday with . Bernie Bierman's Iowa
Naval Cadets, unbeaten in three
games. This is likewise the nation's
top attraction, yet the crowd may not
exceed 20,000 fans.
Another winner of two games, Al-'
ma, goes to Grand Rapids tomorrow
to meet a once-beaten Junior College
eleven, while Central Michigan, win-
ner of its only start, is host at night
tomorrow to the University of Grand
Rapids.
Michigan Tech, with an unblem-
ished record, principally because it
hasn't played a game, engages North-
ern Michigan Saturday at Marquette
in the first of 10 battles for Upper
Peninsula supremacy. Last year the
two clubs broke even, Tech winning
the opener 14 to 0 but losing the re-
turn game 25 to 0.N
University of Detroit, easy victor
over Wayne, has a home game Sun-
day against the Fort Knox, Ky., serv-
ice eleven.
Rounding -out the -three-game Fri-
day program, Michigan Normal is
host to Illinois Normal.
The secondary feature.on Saturday
is Michigan: State's attempt to re-
bound from its defeat; to Michigan
in a contest at East Lansing against
Wayne. The Spartans have ,;seized
five successive games. in. the series,
including a 39 to 6 triumph last year,
and are heavily favored to do it
again.-
In other Saturday games Western
Michigan, idle a week after suffering
its first defeat in 11 games, goes to
Toledo University. In the Michigan
Intercollegiate Athletic Association,
Albion is host to Hillsdale and, Kala-
mazoo entertains - Hope. Last year
the rivals played a pair of tie games.
Wrestling
All students interested in trying
out for the varsity wrestling team
are urged to report to the Yost
Field House between 4 and 6 p.m.
Monday. Newcomers as well as
varsity and freshman award win-
ners are to be at the Field House
at that time.
Ray Courtright,
Wrestling Coach

Gridders Have Last Heavy Workout
With Backfield Positions Uncertain

Waits For Chance

Bob Kolesar, fast stepping Wol-
verine guard, is just itching to get
even with Bernie Bierman even if it
means defeating Forrest Evashev-
ski, his old teammate.
Sport .Flashes
Via AP....
Belichick Back-Steve Belichick,
fullback and Herman Schneidman,
quarterback, both injured in the
game with Michigan. were back in
uniform Wednesday for the Great'
Lakes Naval Training Station football
team.
On Sidelines-Joe Scriba, of Owos-
so, Mich., has been sidelined for at
least 10 days because of an injury and
will be replaced as first string substi-
tute halfback for Northwestern U. by
Jim Fairchild and John Winter.
Havana, Oct. 7. - Venezuela de-
feated the United States today in
round-robin play in the world series
amateur, baseball championship, 3 to
2. It was the fourth setback for the
U.S. team since the start of the ser-
ies. Yesterday the United States lost
to Cuba 20-0.
Moscow, Oct. 8. - Moscow radio
said Wednesday that a Russian sol-
dier named Sivanin had set a new
world record of one hour, 3 minutes
and 51 seconds for the 20,000-meter
run.
Sivanin was said to be an army
physical instructor. In a ,talk broad-"
cast by the radio he pointed out that
the war had not hampered the de-
velopment of sport in Russia.

By BOB SHOPOFFI
Michigan's Wolverines are as ready
for the Iowa Cadets as they ever will
be. Yesterday Head Coach Fritz Cris-
ler wound up the heavy drills for the
weak leaving only a light signal drill
for this afternoon.
Directly after today's practice the
squad will retire to Barton Hills
Country Club where they will spend
the night. Both teams will get into
Ann Arbor just a few hours before
game time Saturday. The Seahawks
will arrive in Jackson this afternoon
and will spend the night there. Coach
Bernie Bierman's well supplied team
may work out in the afternoon after
reaching Jackson.
Ball Handling Stressed
All week long the Michigan mentor
'has been working on ball handling,
which was the Wolverine weakness in
the Michigan State game. The squad
seemed to have regained the precision
and timing that they displayed in the
opening tilt of the season. If they
have that against the Cadets, Iowa
will have a battle on its hands.
Crisler still hasn't said who he
would use in the starting backfield.
Capt. George Ceithaml and scat-back
Don Robinson are certain starters,
but the right half position and the
fullback slot are still wide open. At
right half big Paul White and sopho-
more Frank Wardley are fighting it
out while a three-man race between
Don Boor, Don Lund and Bob Wiese
is being waged for fullback spot.
Kuzma's Role. Uncertain
Another big question mark in the
Michigan plan of attack is last year's
I star halfback, Tommy Kuzma, who
missed the first two games of the
season when he injured his right
knee. "Terrible Tom" has been taking
part in all the drills this week, seeing
more action each day, but it is still
unlikely that he will see action. The
Wolverine brain trust hates to risk a
re-injury of Kuzma's knee with two
important Big Ten tilts coming up the
following weeks.
This week's practices have not in-
cluded many heavy scrimmages. -Cris-
ler has tried to give the squad all the
rest that he possibly could. Right now
every member of the team except
Kuzma is in top condition and they
feel that they are capable of beating
the Hawks:
Game To Be Decisive
A great deal rests on the outcome
of this tilt. Both teams are undefeat-
ed and untied. Michigan is also un-
scored on. The National Champion-
ship for 1942 may go to the winner, so
that is added to the spoils. Besides
that the Cadets squad includes four
former Michigan grid stars, Forrest
Evashevski, Harlan Frauman, Bob
Flora and "Butch" Jordan, who don't

Proving Himself

Elemer Madar, varsity end, was
considered to be one of the weak
spots on the Michigan line when
the season started. But since the
Michigan State and Great Lakes
games he may prove to be one of
the best ends in the Big Ten.
want to be shamed before their old
teammates.
The game will have everything,
everything but a large crowd. Ticket
Manager Harry Tillotson said yester-
day that between 20,000 and 25,000
are expected. All the big sports not-
ables of the nation are here for the
tilt. Bill Stern, NBC's ace announcer
who will air the game, led the parade
when he arrived in town yesterday
afternoon. Stern viewed the Wolver-
ine's practice 'in the afternoon, but
refused to pick the winner.
Ted Husing is due in Ann Arbor
this afternoon and will carry the bat-
tle to the listeners of the Columbia
Broadcasting System. Grantland Rice
is also expected and all the major
newsreels will have men high above
the press box to shoot the highlights
of the game.
Golf Notice
Membership is still open for
those golfers who are desirous of
entering the Trueblood Tourna-
ment. Sign up at the University
Golf Course.
Ray Courtright,
Golf Coach

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'The Benchcomber

By Bud Hendel

THE FOOTBALL SEASON is in full
stride now, which means that it's
about time for sports editors the na-
tion over to make their selections,
bulp down a strong coke (my mother
reads this stuff), seek a place of soli-
tude and pray for the best.
Not wanting to upset this time-
honored procedure, the Benchcomber
gives you, free of charge, the follow-
ing choices. So here goes, and please
address all complaints to the city
editor.
Michigan - Iowa Seahawks: The
game of the day, and may the best
team win, to coin a phrase. The Ca-
dets are weak at tackle, and their
backfield won't be at full strength.
They're pretty well bruised from last
week's Minnesota battle, and they're
meeting a great team in the Michigan
Stadium tomorrow. Michigan can
more than match Bierman's fliers in

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speed, and Tom Kuzma may yet play.
Take it away Michigan, our money
rides with you.
Notre Dame-Stanford: It will be
"T" for Two tomorrow when these
two T-formation outfits clash. Nei-
ther has shown the stuff they had
last year, and the Irish are riddled by
injuries. Stanford has lost two tilts,
while everybody knows what's hap-
pened to the South Bend boys. But it
won't happen again tomorrow. Notre
Dame.
Minnesota-Illinois: The Illini are
trickier and faster than ever. They
have a new coach, Ray Eliot, who has
revived football on the Champaign
campus. Minnesota also has a new
coach, Dr. George Hauser, and he has
more to work with than Eliot. Much,
much more. Minnesota.
Indiana-Nebraska: Billy to run the
Cornhuskers silly. Too much Bill Hil-
lenbrand for this Nebraska team. In-
diana.
Northwestern-Purdue: The Wild-
cats, after two great games against
the Seahawks and Texas, are due for
a let-down. Purdue is offense-minded,
and may spring a surprise. But this
corner will string along with Pappy
Waldorf and his boys, led by spectac-
ular Otto Graham.
Ohio State-S. California: The Tro-
jans are weak, the Buckeyes are not.
Ohio State.
Wisconsin-Missouri: One of the
best of the day. Two hard-hitting
veteran teams, with Wisconsin hitting
the harder because of a guy named
Pat Harder. Wisconsin, but it'll be
close.
Princeton-Navy: The Midshipmen
are busy with a war these days, and
they'll get a good one from Princeton
tomorrow. The Tigers are slow-a kid
is either fast or he ain't-but not too
slow for Navy.
Penn - Yale: Howdy O'Dell has
brought new life to the Eli's, but the
Quakers haven't lost any. They'll doff
their togas of peace and win from the
Bulldog.

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