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TNE MICHIGAN DAI-EY

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Wolverines

Devote

Light

Practice

Session

To

Aerial

Plays

Pass Defense
Is Emphasized
For OSU Tilt

Tennessee Yields Lead In National Grid Poll To Texas A & M

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This Hole Closed A Moment Laer-But Harmn Was Over

Team Comes Out Of Penn
Fray With Few Injuries;
Reserves Battle Frosh
Abandoning his previous custom of
excusing the regulars from Monday
practice, Coach Fritz Crisler sent his
team through an intensive passing
drill in preparation for the season
finale here Saturday against the Ohio
State Buckeyes.
Indications are that Crisler plans
to fight fire with fire when Coach
Francis Schmidt brings his Big Ten
pace-setters to town. In an offen-
4ive passing drill, the Wolverine men-.
tor stressed particularly protection
for the passer as Tom Harmon threw
a variety of tosses to ends John Nich-
olson and Ed Czak and backs Forest
Evashevski, Fred Trosko and Bob
Westfall.,
Pass Defense Stressed
Pass defense, which proved the ma-
jor Mic'igan weakness in the Wol-
verines' '19-17 triUinph over a fight-
ing Pennsylvania eleven last Satur-
day, was likewise stressed as it will be
for the remainder of the week. Crisler
warned the squad that in Don Scott,
200-pound quarterback, the Buck-
eyes have one of the finest passers
in the country, not to mention a great
runner, punter and blocker.
The squad appeared in good shape
yesterday, with only minor injuries
to show for the gruelling battle with
the Quakers. End Joe Rogers, tackle
Bill Smith and reserve center Hor-
ace Tinker missed the practice ses-
sion because of late classes, but will
report this afternoon.
Paul Kromer, the only other mem-
ber of the Wolverine team who failed
'to report, was at his home at Lorain,'
Ohio, and is expected to be back
early Wednesday.
Squad Sees Movies
At the conclusion of the passing
drill, the Wolverine first-stringers
witnessed moving pictures of the Penn
game to determine which depart-
ments of the game need brushing up
in time for the Ohio State battle.
Crisler gave his reserves a work-
out against Wally Weber's freshmen
and it proved to be little more than
that. With Norm Call carrying the
brunt of the attack, the reserves
pushed the frosh all over the field
for several scores. Only the excellent
punting of Cliff Wise saved his team-
mates from further humiliation.
Clock "lamed
In Penn Mixup
Rules Committee Member
To Ask Fifth Official
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 20 ()
A timing dispute at the close of
Saturday's Penn - Michigan game I
here brought a suggestion today from
a Football Rules Committee mem-
ber that a fifth official be appointed
for college games timed by electric
clocks.
Wilmer G. Crowell, district mem-
ber of the committee, said he would
recommend such an appointment.
Saturday's controversy grew from
an argument over the legality of a
short kickoff by Penn in the final
minute of the game. Penn players
fell on the ball as soon as it struck
the ground-and it was given to
them.i
While officials strove to settle an
argument over the kick, the electric
clock over the field-chosen before;
the game as the official timer-
moved on and the game ended with,
Michigan the winner, 19-17.
Asked if the referee would not have
the right, under the rules, to rectify
a mistake in timing, Crowell replied:
"The referee does not have the
right, under the rules, to turn back
the hands of the official clock."

-Daily Photo by Merriman
Michigan linemen piled up two deep to give Harmon plenty room for the first Wolverine score in the second
quarter of Saturday's battle with the Quakers. This play gave the invaders a 6-3 lead in the game which
they finally won 19-17. The Penn would-be tackler is Allen (13). Ir front of him is Kelto (58), and on the
other side of the hole is Kodros (53). Sukup is the man on the ground waiting so expectantly for Harmon
to cross the :goal line.

Cornell Moves
To Third lace
Ahead Of USC
Michigan Fails To Receive
Vote As Buckeyes, Iowa
Rated Among Top Tti
NEW YORK, Nov. 2:U.-()Driv-;
ing past a Tennessee team. which had
a hard time protecting its winning1
streak against long-shot Vanderbilt,'
Texas A. and M. today shot into first
place in the race for selection as No.
1 football power in the nation.
After four straight weeks in the
driver's seat, the Vols were dropped
into second place in the season's
sixth Associated Press ranking poll.'
At the same time the Aggies, a tean
which Coach Homer Norton convert-
ed from a southwest conference also-'
ran into a club only one game away
from a perfectseason, drew 38 first-
place votes, 37 seconds and 17 thirds
on 110 ballots for a total of 93
points.
That was enough to beat out Ten-
nessee by 65 points, and even th
Vols were hard-pressed to hold sec-
ond. Roaring up behind them with
a 35-6 scalping of Dartmouth's In-
dians came unbeaten and untied Cor-
nell, whose performance was impres-
sive enough to earn 865 points, only
33 less than Tennessee and 101 more
than SouthernCalifornia, which had
been third a week ago.
The standing of the teams (points
figured on 10-9-8-7-6, etc., basis,
first-place votes in parentheses):
Teams Points
1. Texas A. and M. (38) .......963
2. Tennesse (33) .............. 898
3. Cornell (20)................ 865
4. Southern California (11) .... 764
5. Tulane (3)................659
6. Ohio State (1) .............. 420
7. Notre Dame .............. 3142
8. Duke (2)......-.-...259.
9. Iowa (1) .......... ........ 224
10. Missouri ................ 202
Second Ten: 11. Holy Cross 133;
12. Duquesne 110; 13. U.C.L.A. 62;
14. Oklahoma 61; 15. Clemson, (1)
33; 16. Georgetown 17; tied for 17.
Santa Clara and North Carolina 11
each; 19. Fordham 10; tied for 20.
Princeton and Georgia Tech 7 each.
Also-Ran: Nebraska and Oregon
State 6 each; Colorado 2; Mississippi
1.
claims all credit except that of being
in the game.
"Hell," says Big Red, "I played an
important part in that touchdown. If
I hadn't missed my block on the line-
backer, Harmon would never have
had to reverse his field. And what's
more I gave him moral encourage-
ment. I sat on my pants and yelled
Go on, Tom. Run'."
The pictures proved the modest Mr.
Ingalls wrong on both points. It also
showed him along with Sukup get-
ting in a final block that enabled the
Hammer to keep running. And the
block was on the other side of the
field, about 45 yards from where In-
galls claims to have been reclining
at the time.

Swim Festival
Wi 11 Preview
Natator Squad
By DON WIRTHAFTER
Matt Mann and his Wolverine
swim squad are holding a reception
for Ohio State visitors and their
friends on the eve of the Buckeye-
Michigan gridiron clash.
It seems that the Wolverines have
two -blind dates later on this season
with their buddies from Columbus,
and they'd like to take this opportun-
ity to get better acquainted, so
they're inviting them to their Swim
Gala Friday at the I-M Pool.
Gives Visitors A Look
First of all, they would like to
-have the Ohio State rooters get a
peek -at the remnants of last year's
Wolverine squad that fought the
Buckeyes to two deadlocks in dual
meets.
There isn't much missing from last
year's squad, and besides there are
a host of sophomore stars coming up
to fill t-he gaps. Then, too, there
is some freshman material that's go-
ing on clis lay.
J1im Skinner, the phenomenal Ann
Arbor lad will go after the world's
100-yard breast stroke mark Friday,
and since he now holds the record
himself, there is a good chance that
the Gala spectators will be in to see
the kill.
Skinner Holds World Mark
Skinner set the century mark of
1 :02.1 while swimming for Phillip
Exeter Academy in New Raven last
January and also holds the 220
record in the same stroke which he
set at the Detroit Boat Club in
August.
In Skinner, the Gala fans will get
a look at the lad whom they might
call "the DeCorrevont of the swim-
ming world," judging by the public-
ity that he's already received, al-
though only a freshman in college.
Matt and his . swimmers will put
on a show that the spectators will.
long remember. There will be ex-
pert exhibitions of swimming and

Trojans' Goal
At Notre Dame
Californians Begin Long
Trip To South Bend
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20.-(P)-
The mighty Trojans of Southern
California headed East tonight,
bound for South Bend and the four-
teenth grid battle with the Irish of
Notre Dame.
Thirty-nine stalwarts of Troy were
selected for the trip. Of these at
least two were hopeful that history
would repeat itself in this bitterly-
waged intersectional warfare.
They were Grenville Lansdell, No.
1 man of Troy's imposing array of
quarterbacks, and Harry Smith, 220-
pound running guard, Southern Cali-
fornia's leadingscandidates for All-
American honors.
Two years ago when U.S.C. invaded
the Notre Dame backyard big Harry
Smith suddenly barged out of the
substitute ranks and turned in a
game that started him on the road
to national recognition as the most
feared of Troy's linemen.
Last year U.S.C, wrecked a perfect
season for the Irish. Notre Dame
can return the favor this year, with
interest, because Troy happens to
be the best bet to win the right to
represent the Pacific Coast Confer-
ence in the Rose Bowl.
diving, as well as a well-planned
program of stunts and comedy.
Since the proceeds go toward the
proposed women's pool, tickets are
on sale at all sorority houses as well
as the I-M Building at 40 cents
apiece.
If its an ERD-BER
It's the tops in a
LEATHER WATCH STRAP
They cost no more than ordinary
kinds. Look for the trade mark on
each strap. Many styles and prices
.tochoose from. Sold thru Jewelry
Storesonly. For your protection-
DEMAND AN ERD-BER-

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By MEL FINEBERG

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Penn In Ink . .
It was an entirely different Michi-
gan football team which wended its
weary, but happy, way home from a
thrilling Pennsylvania victory than
the one which had homeward plod-
ded after the Illinois upset.
* * * 2
But it was only fitting that Michi-
gan should have won. It was a sort
of Eastern homecoming and after all,
the old grads need something to en-
joy their holiday from the rigor of
Manhatten and the mortis of Wall
Street.
*** *
The alumni had a dinner and then
a party at one of the hotels in Phila-
delphia. Anyone could tell it was an
alumni party. It was $3.00 a plate.
That's a pretty good indication.
One of the unusual things about
the dinner was that the football team
was gathering its vitamins and pro-.
teins at another hostel three blocks'
away. It was like having a wedding.
without a bride and groom. Of
course, that's not quite as bad as
having a wedding and a bride present
without the. groom.
* * * *
Many of the football players came
over after dinner and if Tom Har-
mon didn't get enough exercise pranc-
ing around and over quaking Quak-
ers in the afternoon he worked out
the loose ends at the party. He was
signing autograph after autograph
and it looked a little out of perspec-
tive to see Harmon signing his name
for the slightly awed-and slightly
embarrased-old grads.
* * **
Incidentally, Harmon almost had
his writing hand disabled in the
afternoon by one Francis Xavier
Reagan, a rather sprightly Pennsyl-

vania chap. In the fourth quarter it
appeared as though the Hammer
were going- to add another climax to
a too-climactic afternoon by running
for an 89-yard touchdown around his
right end. * * t*.
Reagan, a rather perverse person
all afternoon, had different ideas,
however. After Harmon had tramped
about 40-yards and had nothing be-
tween the goal line and himself but
this Irish chap and 10 line stripes,
Reagan hit him. Harmon twisted
loose and the Quaker clutched for the
last straw, much like a drowning man.
The last straw was Terrible Tommy's
sleeve and he hung on for dear life.
The sleeve ripped part way; Harmon'
tugged and tugged but it wouldn't
come loose. So finally a very tired
Harmon must have murmered to,
himself "if that's the way you want
to be, okay." And anyhow, about
that time a couple of other of the
Real and Blue came up and decided
to make a party of it. They used
Harmon for the cake.
The irony of the whole thing is that
Harmon usually rolls his sleeves up.
Next year you can expect Coach Cris-
ler to order sleeveless jerseys.
* ***i
The jerseys were on a ripping spree

as a decided whole Saturday. Har-
mon ripped his on the first play;,
Eyie's went soon after and Rogers'
followed. All three changed between
the halves.
*1 * * *
On the on-side kick in the last 30
seconds of the game it was very ob-
vious what the play was going to be.
The ball rolled down to the Michigan
45 and Ralph Fritz :nd Joe Savilla
watched it like a hawk. They were,
still watching it when Pennsylvania ;
men swarmed on it. Either they
thought the ball had teeth and would
bite or that if it touched them it
would be a free ball. Any kick-off
that travels over 10 yards is a free
ball.
There has been as many versions
about who threw the decisive block
on Harmon's marathon touchdown
run as there are hairs not on Milo
Sukup's head but the pictures bear
out The Daily's assertion that it was;
Archie (it's bong tonight) Kodros who
threw it. It's been credited to Bill
Smith, Forest Evashevski (who was
on the bench at the time) and Ralph
Fritz. But the kickback comes from
D. Robert Ingalls who modestly dis-

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