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THE0MIUHTUA
HouseWolverines Win I-M ames

Beta Speedhall
Team Defeats
Lambda Chis
Alpha Tau Omega Downs
Chi Psi; Alpha Delta Phi
Beats Phi Kappa Tait
The Wolverines entered the semi-
final round of the independent touch
football league second place play-
offs yesterday when they won from
the Forestry Club eleven by a score
of 21 -0. August Fabyan's passing
sparked by the winners' offense, while
end Jack Barry also turned in a fine
game. Grant Wykhuis and Jim Gilli-
gan starred for the losers.
Wenley House won from the Adams
House squad 10-0 in a third-place
play-off game featured by the star
play of the Van Gieson brothers Bill
and' Ja cque. Arnold Horelick, the
winners left halfback, who has played
well for them all season turned in
ahotiber good game.
Fraternity Speedball
In the fraternity speedbali league,
Bet!, Theta Pi won a th rd-puce
ploy-off game from Lambda Chi Al-
pha 7-6. Sawyer Earle and Bob
Straub led the Beta team, Sawyer
contributing three points and Straub
two. Vincent Gottschalk, who has
been one of the outstanding stars in
the speedball league this year, turned
in another stellar performance for
the Lambda Chis. Ronald Hardy al-
so starred for the losers.
Alpha Tau Omega routed Chi Psi
15-0 in another third place play-off
game. Stan Conrad, who scored six
points, and Bill Black, who chalked
up four points, were the A.T.O. stand-
outs. Tau Kappa Epsilon forfeited to
Sigma Alpha Epsilon in a third-place
play-off game.
In the only fourth place play-off
game scheduled, Phi Kappa Tau took
a drubbing from Alpha Delta Phi by
the lopsided score of 15-1. Bill Funk
and Russell Hadley were the big guns
of the Alpha Delt team. They ac-
counted for 14 of the winners 15
points, Funk scoring eight points and
Hadley six.
Speedball Play-Offs
I-M officials have announced that
the first place speedball finals will be
played under the lights sometime
next week at Ann Arbor High's Wines
Field. The first place play-offs are
now in progress. Sigma Chi, last
year's fraternity speedball champions,
has another strong team and loos
like a good bet to repeat their per-
formance of last year. The Sigma
Chis meet Phi Delta Theta Thursday
afternoon. Psi Upsilon, last year's
fraternity athletic champions. also
have astrong team in the first place
play-offs and can be expected to give
Sigma Chi some stiff competition.
Spartans Watch
Bronco Plays
Michigan State At Peak
Of PhysicalCondition
OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 8.-(P)-The
traveling Spartans of Michigan State
switched trains here this evening on
their way to the west coast and lim-
bered up for 10 minutes before piling
back into their "practice - field
coaches"-to review plays intended for
use against Santa Clara Saturday.
Coach Charley Bachman said his
36 players were at their peak of
physical condition for the season,
and his only regret was that the ath-
letes 'would not get much chance to
actually run up against Bronco for-
mations in practice on a drill field.

Bachman converted the pullman
cars into a theatre to show movies
of last year's State-Santa Clara game
and to give the sophomores an idea of
the power the western college will
display in Kezar Stadium.
The only' injured player on the
squad was guard Ed Abdo and he
played valiantly against Syracuse last
week. The rest of the team, rated
the underdog in Saturday's encounter,
was rested and enlivened by their
14-3 victory over Syracuse.

All-American Timber

Thunder Of Minnesota's Herd
No Longer Disturbs Conference
By HAROLD WILSON two defeats in a row were tagged on
One by one the imposing feats in- the Gophers by conference teams.
scribed in football annals by the One by one the Gopher records have
Thundering Herd from Minnesota gone by the boards, but one yet re-
during the golden regime of Bernie mains. Minnesota has beaten Michi-
Bierman are being shattered gan five consecutive years. Ever
since 1934 the Gophers have retain,.e

McKean Wins

"Just try to catch him," mutter
gridiron opponents of Jack Crain,
sophomore from Nocona, Tex., who's1
rated one of the most brilliant run-
ners at Texas U.
Only Half A Ball Over t
But It's A Whole Point
Until last Saturday, Washington
and Jefferson was unbeaten and un-
tied, it got that far, though, with the
help of one of the season's freak in-i
cidents.
W. and J. was playing Geneva and,
with the score 1212, Coach George
Roark sent Lothar Schaefer, big
tackle, to kick the extra point. Schae-
fer gave the ball a whale of a boot
--so hard it split in half.
One half flew off to the side, but

When Bierman assumed control of
Minnesota's gridiron fortunes in 1932,1
the Gophers began their ascendancy I
to the pinnacle of football fame. The
juggernaut powerhouses which came
to be synonymous with Minnesota's
grid representatives grew to be recog-
nized throughout the nation as the
ultimate in modern football perfec-
tion year after year.
Fall Foreseen
But last season experts began to
sense the impending shakiness of the
Gopher empire. Even though Minne-
sota again won the Conference crown,!
there were indications of an immin-
ent decline. A definitely mediocre
crop of sophomores strengthened thej
growing conviction that Minnesota's
downfall was at hand.
The current season has witnessed
the complete collapse of Gopher grid
supremacy. The once-mighty Bier-
man machine has won but one of its
five starts, dropping decisions to Ne-
braska, Ohio State and Northwestern,
and fighting Purdue to a 13-13 stand-
still. The Gophers' lone win came at
the expense of a weak Arizona team,
First November Loss
Last week's loss to Northwestern
marked the almost complete de-
molishment of the remarkable grid-
iron records compiled by the Gophers
under Bierman's guiding hand: IA
was the first time since 1932 that they
had dropped a November contest, Ind
it was the initial time since 1932 that
the other went over the crossbar, and
the officials ruled the extra-point
try was good. W. and J. won, 13-12.

snugly in her possession the LittleI
Brown Jug, emblematic of the long-
standing Michigan-Minensota rivalry.I
Beat Michigan Last Year t
Last fall the Maize and Blue out-
played the Gophers in their own back-1
yard, had them beat until the final
minutes, only to see the Herd roar
back on Van Every's passes and eke
out a 7-6 win.
Saturday's game between Michigan+
and Minnesota may well be termed+
the turning point of future football
fortunes of both teams, but the meet-
ing also carries much deeper signifi-
cance. If Minnesota wins, it will be
her sixth triumph in as many years-
a feat no other team has ever ac-
complished against the Wolverines.
At 2 p.m. Saturday Michigan foot-I
ball prestige goes on the block.

Cross-Country
Peterson Second, Jester
Third In Handicap Run
John McKean and Ernie Peterson
knocked two props out from under
Coach Ken Doherty's first attempt at
being a handicapper by coming in
one-two in the varsity track team's
three and one-half-mile handicap
cross-country run yesterday.
McKean and Peterson each had a
two-minute head start on Tommy
Jester, starting from scratch, who
came in third, 22 seconds behind the
first-place winner, and seven seconds
behind the second man. Karl Wisner
and Bill Ackerman, also scratch start-
ers, followed Jester, with Hall Whitte-
more coming in sixth with his two-
minute handicap, just nosing out Brad
Heyl, another scratch starter.
The first three men each received
a gold medal, and the second trio
were given silver medals.
International Hockey League
Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 5

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