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FRIDAY, DEC. 1, 1939




un Streeters' Out To Show Vols Conquer
Cleveland 'Tops' In Swimming Kentucky,19-0


By DON WIRTCHAFTER record, this one being a 2:14.3 time
A band of Michigan mermen from for the 220 yard event, and Burton,
little Ann Arbor town will take a trip a sophomore, will take care of the
to a big city tomorrow, but the result 440-yard mark of 4:57.8 that Pete
will be far different from the usuai Brueckel, the Yale endurance star, set'
crude Main Street display before the up 1937.
urbanites. In the breast stroke events, Jim
An all-star team picked from a Skinner and John Sharemet will take
metropolis of one million citizens will, shots at the 100 and 200-yard pool
provide the competition for the Wol- marks, both of which are held now by
verine swimmers in their exhibition Wolverine natators Jack Kasley, a
at the newly decorated Cleveland former captain, and senior Johnny
Athlete Club pool, however, it's the Haigh.
records, American and local, that Bill Beebe, the junior back stroker'.
the Michigan 13-man squad is wor- will aim at Buckeye Harold Stan-
ried about tomorrow night and not hope's 1:02 pool mark for the 100-
the final score. yard race in his specialty, while
Coac Mat Man hashis unssophomor'e Dick Riedl will go after
Coach Matt Mann has his guns + 5-adbc toercr ht
aimed at nine new pool marks in the the 150-yard back stroke record that
sixth city, and that in itself is a for- Al Beacon from Pittsburgh now holds.
midable looking job since they only Then there's the 330-yard medley
keep records for 12 different events relay race in which Matt feels hisj
there. team can do better than the 2:57
In the free style races, Matt is de- time that Ohio State's trio turned
pending on Gus Sharemet, Jim Welsh in last winter. Beebe, Gus Sharemet
and Dobson Burton to knock off ex- and brother John will swim in this.
isting best times. Sharemet will at- That leaves but three records that
tempt to break former Wolverine Walt the Michigan team will not attempt to
Tomski's mark of :28.8 for the 60- break in their exhibition. Two of
yard distance and John Weissmuller's the~n are the 150-yard free style race:
record of 52 seconds flat in the cen- and the 160-yard free style relay, both
tury. set by the Michigan team in its last
Welsh, Michigan's ace middle dis- visit, and the third, fnially, is the1
tance swimmer, will be highly favored Ohio State mark of 3:32.7 for the 4001
to better the other Weismuller pool yard free style relay.

Tennessee Keeps Its Slate
Clean In Easy Victory
LEXINGTON, Icy., Nov. 30.-(A)-
Tennessee's ever-winning Volunteers
smashed down the Kentucky Wild-
cats', 19 to 0, at Stoll Field today for
their 22nd consecutive victory, and
practically* wrote their own passport
into the Rose Bowl.
Against a traditional foe that was
geared to fighting pitch, the Volun-
teers piled down the field with amaz-
ing ease to score two touchdowns in
the opening period, and then, with
second and third string men dominat-
ing their line-up, shoved across an-
other for good measure in the closing
Furthermore, Tennessee did it]
without any help from its 'big star,
"Bad News" George Cafego. George
started and was rather prominent for
a couple of plays, but then had to re-
tire to the bench with an injured
While rambling hrough the Ken-
tucky line those Vol backs looked ter-
rific. Buist Warren, Sam Bartholo-
mew, Fred Newman, Johnny Butler
and Bob Foxx took turns sifting
through the befuddled Wildcats. The
blocking in front of them was beaui-
ful, and their net gain by rushing was
166 yards.

10,000 Pigskins Can't Go Wrong . .
We see in the papers where France has just imported 10,000 footballs.
And if our foreign spies are correct the French bought 3,000 of these pig-
rkin spheroids for their poilus just a short time ago. Now this is very en-
lightening and even aside from the world of sports, it will undoubtedly have
wide-spread repercussions.
Truly this importation of footballs is of moment in the cosmos. Not
only will it affect the balance of trade as between France and the United
States, thus setting certain economic forces into compensatory actions,
but logical thinking can only deduce that it may decide the outcome of
what some jokers have called a war. For it is certain that the French
military authorities, aside from promulgating decrees limiting civil liber-
ties and rights, have ideas about these pigskins. All is not as it appears
on the surface. There are wheels within wheels.
Throw aside the factor that the balls will be used for psychological pur-
poses and we can get to the meat of the argument. They undoubtedly have
run out of ammunition. So instead of shrapnel and mortars they'll start
throwing footballs. But the only flaw here is that they only have 13,000 in
all. Maybe they're shaped like boomerangs. They go over the lines, hit the
Germans and then come back for a safety. Darn clever, these French.
But along this line of thought it appears that something is lacking.
Maybe they'll import, along with the next batch of balls, someone who can
throw them. If we may profer a bit of advice to the French high command,
we'd suggest they buy a chap like Davey O'Brien. Small, but effective. He'd
just stand on top of Hill 78X and throw those bombs. The latest profes-
sional releases show that he has a proficiency average of .497. What French
bomber could do nearly as well? Why, in the last war they had trouble
hitting the munitions factories in the Saar.
Of course the Germans could foil this neat piece of strategy by a
bit of their own. They could draft Larry Kelley, for'merly of Yale.
Kelley could, in his undergraduate days, catch anything that was thrown
near him. And then he showed it was no flash in the pan by catching
hell from the alumni after he graduated when he wrote of the Poison
Ivy League. Now the Germans could get Kelley and he'd just stand
there and catch everything that O'Brien threw. That'd make it a
draw except the French would be out 13,000 footballs. Then Germany
could pay its reparations in pigskin and everybody would be happy.
It all goes to show the influence of sport on the world about us.
The statistical information printed elsewhere which shows that Tom
Harmon was the leading ground gainer in the nation should startle a lot
of people who have, with almost comunanimity and equanimity, nominated
Nile Kinnick as the outstanding player of the year. Kinnick is a fine back.
There can be little doubt on that score, but we think that Harmon's work
has been sloughed over in'the rush for the Iowan's bandwagon.
Another factor in Kinnick's favor is that he played six 60 minute
games in a row. So what? Harmon never had to. Had it been neces-
sary he could have. He showed it by playing the entire Illinois, Minne-.
sota and Ohio State games. But Michigan didn't need hirn in the
others. And had he played the entire 60 minutes (only one quarter
against Chicago) in all games, think of what his ground-gaining and
scoring marks would have been. Calculating machine stock would have
CORNERSTONES: The I-M is installing a new convex backboard for
one of its baskets . . . It's an experiment and one of the interesting things
about it is that it will enable players to take shots from the side without
throwing a curve . . . Stout Steve Owen and Mel Hein, coach and captain
respectively of the New York football giants, rate Pug Manders, Brooklyn
rookie, as the hardest hitting back in football . . . The Dodgers haven't
beaten the Giants since 1930 when they won, 7-6 . . . Fred Troshak beat
Ohio State last week with his last minute touchdown . . . Troshak is Tros-
ko's natal name but he has been using the latter since his brother changed it
while playing baseball in Flint.

Results Of Yesterday's Football Games

Texas A&M 20, TexasO
Florida 7; Auburn 7
Colorado 27, Denver 17
Emporia Teachers 20, Pittsburg
Teachers 0
Springfield . Teachers 7, Arkansas
Alabama 39, Vanderbilt 0
Birmingham-Southern 9, Howard 6

Chattanooga 21, Mercer 18
Wichita U. 7, Washburn 6
Louisiana Normal 6, Southwestern
Louisiana Institute 0
Miss. Laurel 12, Hattiesburg 6
Arizona 6, Montana 0
Arkansas State Teachers 0, Ar-
Kansas Tech 0
Brown 13, Rutgers 0






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Clark Quits Pro Dodgers
NEW YORK, Nov. 30.-(/P)-George
(Potsy) Clark announced today his
resignation as head coach of the
Brooklyn Dodgers of the National
Football League.
His resignation, tendered to owner
Dan Topping, takes effect immediate-
ly though his three-year contract does
not expire until Jan. 1. Clark, who
has been coaching in the National
League for nine years, said he planned
to remain in the coaching profession


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