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Fast Michigan Cagers Face Favored Spartan Team T


Both Quintets
Rely On Speed
To Score Wing
Phillips, Spartan Ace, Out
With Injury; Michigan
Leads In Old Rivalry
(Continued from Page 1)
hampered by a cold, and Wood has
not yet completely recovered from a
charlie horse, which deprived him of
a chance to break into the starting
Three Reserves May Get In
The men having the best chance to
get into the contest if conditions will
permit are Bill Herrmann, George
Ruehle, and Bob Fitzgerald. Tom
Harmon, Who led the Wolverine scor-
ing parade last year, will not be in
uniform. All together 15 men will
dress for the contest.
While Oosterbaan is starting his
second year as head coach for the
Wolverines, Van Alstyne will be well
into his 16th season of handling the
Spartan's hardwood activities. His
squad opened their season Monday
night with a 42-22 victory over Kala-
mazoo in which Aubuchon, the midget
of the State squad, being the only
man starting who is under six feet,
leading the attack with 11 points.
Starting Lineups

Wolverine Pucksters Seek First Win In McMaster Tilt

Three Saints In One Act . .,
This advertisement didn't appear on the drama pages but we notice that
there is a new show running in New York. The name is "Who Killed Cock
Robin" or "Who, Me?"l
It is a peculiar play and the hero is dumb. This can be taken two
ways, but in this case, the hero doesn't speak.
Harry Thomas vs. State of New York Boxing Commission, 237 NY 145
now commands the spotlight on the boxing state.
In case you've forgotten some of the particulars (as the Boxing Com-
mission undoubtedly wishes it had) we'll review them briefly. Harry Thomas
was, for want of a better term, a fighter who once engaged in a form of
fisticuffs with, among other persons, Tony Galento and Max Schmeling.
This, in itself, is perfectly harmless unless one inhibits a certain governor's
mansion but one day this Mr. Thomas decides to do what the lower classes
would aptly and picturesquely term "spill his guts."
This Thomas fellow walks up to Arch Ward, sports editor of The
Chicago Tribune, The World's Greatest Newspaper, and the conversa-
tion went something like this.
Thomas (looking furtively over his shoulder as a blond walks by): Listen,
scribe, I got somet'ing fer ya dat will rock da woild remember dose fights
what I had with dat bum galento and dat bum schmeling well dey weren't
fights 'cause I didn't fight. (Deep breath). Some joke eh, scribe. I could aI
knocked dere heads off dere shoulders but I took a flop, dive, tankerooo. Get
it. But me conscience boddered me and I wants to make it up to dose folkst
who were gypped on account I can't sleep nights."
Ward: "Thanks, just sign these affidavits with an X."
The next scene takes place in the New York Boxing Commission's
office in that thriving metropolis which some sophisticated midwesterner
once placed across the Hudson from New York. Boys in white coats are
running up and down the aisles selling peanuts, pop corn and chewing
gum. Tickets are being scalped as the great expose is exposed. Among those
present are John Pehlan, New York Commissioner, Harry Thomas, Sol I
Strauss, cousin and lawyer of Mike Jacobs who put on the disputed fights
and other disinterested characters.
There is one little hitch in the plan. It seems tha't a New York statute
forbids the tanking of fights unless it is previously announced. Mr. Thomas
failed to make such an announcement and as a result has run afoul of the
law. This in turn means that he is subject to a short sojourn in another
sort of tank-with bars on the window and time on his hands.
The presence of this law had made Mr. Thomas' conscience a little
less bothersome. December has an "r" in it and as a result Thomas is
as silent as an oyster-or is it a clam? They fire questions at him and
Thomas looks at the walls, at the desks, at the sky, he looks up and
says "Who, me?"

Relaxed Squad One-Man Riot' Harmon Crashes r
Meets Veteran Through On AP All-American
Maroon SeXtet
South Takes Four Posts; Missouri, George McAfee, Duke, t
Kinnick Is Only Other eoge Cafego, Tennessee, and Ken-
a' t a1.=s -aePowerful!nt ahntn CA
'lBig Ten Man Named I Seven Wolverines Receive Mention t
Defense; Only Two Men The third team had Harlan Gus-v
Are St NEW YORK, Dec. 8.- ) - The tafson, Penn., and Frank Ivy, Okla-~
AtBy Graduat South, boasting the greatest array of homa, at ends; Win Pedersen, Minne-
(cntin'uef from Pag 1 football talent in its history, sharply sota, and Joe Boyd, Texas A.&M. at
i -challenges the Middle West for cor- tackle; Frank Ribar, Duke, and Eber-
"Bones" Martin with a little work trol of the 15th annual all-Associat- le Schultz, Oregon St. the guard posts, f
to do. However, their play did not team, selected today by The Associat- and Frank Finneran of Cornell at c
detract from Martin's netminding, I ed Press on the basis of a nation-wide center.C
which is a strong last line of defense. survey of expert opinion. Michigan men gaining honorable
McMaster Has Veteran Reserves | These two sections monopolize sev- mention on the AP selections were
McMaster's reserve lines will be i en of the 11 All-America berths, four Forest Evashevski and Robert West-
drawn from returning lettermen Wil- going to the South and three to the fall in the backfield, Ed Frutig at end,
son and Duncan, and sophomores 'Middle West. Of the remaining four, Roland Savilla, tackle, Ralph Fritz,
Imrie, Johnston and McGuire. |the Far West gets two and the South- and Milo Sukup, guards, and Archie
Michigan's starting lineup will be west and East one apiece. Kodros at center.
the same as last week. Paul Gold- Two Big Ten Backs - Goodfellows-Monday --
smith will be at the center of the Two backfield posts fall to the Big
first line, and Jim Lovett and Bert Ten with the selection of Nile Clarke Clemson, Boston College
Stodden will take care of the wings. Kinnick of Iowa and Thomas Dudley T
Stodden scored the lone Wolverine Harmon of Michigan. Rounding out To Meet In Cotton Bowl
tally against London on an assist the backfield are James Banks Mc-
from Paul Goldsmith. Fadden, sparkplug of Clemson's DALLAS, Dec. 8.-(A')-Clemson
Defensemen May Play Full Game sturdy Tigers, and John Alec Kim- College, ,co-champion with Duke in I
Larry Calvert and Charley Ross brough, battering fullback of the Tex- the Southern Football Conference,
will continue at their 60-minute posts as Aggies. d was invited today tonmeet Boston
on the back line, and Capt. Eldon The line, averaging 206 pounds, is College in the Cotton Bowl New
"Spike" Jaynes will take care of the made up of Paul Vincent Severin of Year's Day.
goal-tendingduties. North Carolina, and William Howard J. Curtis Sanford, promoter of the
Lowrey's starting second line is (Bud) Kerr, of Notre Dame at the game, quoted Coach Jess Neely of
doubtful. He may elect to use Bill ends; Harley Ray McCollum of Tu- Clemson as saying, "We're delighted
Canfield, John Corson and Cliff lane and Nicholas Drahos of Cornel land will accept if we are granted
Dance or use the combination of at theutackles; Harry Burdette SmithIpermission of the Conference at its
Samuelson, Dance and Corson. 'Can- of Southern California and Edward meeting in Roanoke tomorrow."
field and Samuels will play center Michael Molinski of Tennessee at the Duke last year was granted permis-
on these respective lines. But in the guards, and John George Schiechl sion to play in the Rose Bowl.
event both are used on the same ine, of Santa Clara at center.
Canfield will take the center spot. Harmon Compared To Grange
Z7',.w. , AC. . 1 ' "lii

Trackmen To Run
Time Trials Today
The Wolverine track teams will go
through their last trials of the current
year this afternoon at Yost Field
youse. Since it is the last time that
they will be din condition for several
weeks, the efforts will be harder than
they otherwise might be.
Of particular interest will be the
varsity quarter-mile.in which the
four candidates for the fourth post
on the relay team will get another
chance to :display their wares.
-----Be A Goodfellow
Final at DetroitBoston 3, Detroit 0
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Sundays . 3:00-5:00 only
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Dewey Handles
Thomas' Claims
Boxer Demands Immunity
In Order ToTestify
NEW YORK, Dec. 8.-(/)-The in-
vestigation concerning the publishedI
statement of Harry Thomas that he
had participated in a "fixed" fight
with Max Schmeling here Dec. 13,
1937, was placed in the hands of
District Attorney Thomas E. Dewey's
office today.
The New York State Athletic Com-
mission, thwarted in its attempts to
gain information from Thomas unless
he was granted immunity, and unable
to grant this immunity, turned the
investigation over to Dewey's office
for such action as it may see fit.
Thomas, who at previous hearings
had refused to answer questions on
the grounds it might incriminate him,
did not testify at today's hearing, but
stated through his attorney, John
Bailey, Jr., that he would talk if
granted immunity from any punish-
ment that might result from his
It is a criminal offense to "throw"
a fight in New York.
Today's hearing was given over
entirely to the testimony of Arch
Ward, sports editor of the Chicago
Tribune, which published Thomas'
statements that he had "thrown" his
fight with Schmeling, as well as one
with Tony Galento in Philadelphia
last year.
Ward said, "I was satisfied in my
own mind that Thomas' statements
were true," and revealed there was a
"mysterious" person who corroborat-
ed Thomas' story.
He testified he found this witness,
whose name he declined to reveal,
because, he said, "I would be violat-
ing a confidence." The witness con-
firmed Thomas' story in every sub-
stantial detail, Ward added. 3



The starting


e, Heddle,
nrie, John-


Michigan alternates:
Corson, Canfield, Dance
McMaster alternates: In

Harmon, 195-pound tlunderboitI
from Gary, Ind., came as close to be-
ing a one-man riot as the Big Ten
has seen since Red Grange. A great
broken field runner, Tom was stop-
ped by nobody, not even in Michi-
gan's losing games with Illinois and
Minnesota. He piled up 102 points
on 14 touchdowns, 15 extra points
and a field goal. He tossed passes for
seven more touchdowns and set up
others with his passes or sensational
Chosen on the second team were
Kenneth Kavanaugh, La. State, and
Esco Sarkkinen, Ohio State, ends;
Harry Stella, Army, and Lee, Artoe,
California, tackles; Marshall Rob-
nett, Texas A.&M., and Warren Alf-
son, Nebraska, guards and Robert
Nelson; Baylor, center. The back-
field consists of Paul Christman,


gve the




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So the Commission is stuck. Sol Strauss claims that they might as well ston, Wilson, Duncan, McGuire.
hold the rest of the investigation in the psychopathic ward of Bellevue Hos- Referee: Roy "Smokey" Reynolds
pital. And even if Ward turns up with these affidavits, Thomas could (Chatam, Ontario.)
mumble "That X ain't mine. I make mine with a flourish at the lower-
exterior of the left diagonal. And besides I was mentally deranged, under i Ti ers Get Moses
severe stress and altogether incompetent when some other person made that I
X. Ha, ha. It's all a joke like Ken Keltner asking for unemployment in- For McCoy, Coffman
surance. If you want me for anything, just call me. I'm going to England I ____
to make up some more atrocity stories." .e
* * * *CINCINNATI, Dec. 8.- )-Offi-
cials of the Detroit Tigers were still
Grantland Rice, in his all-American in this issue of Colliers, asserts that encamped here tonight talking trade
Forest Evashevski was stricken from the all-American possibilities by his long after most of the Major League
injuries. He also says that Evie was the type of blocker "who makes great club owners had folded their tents
runners greater." and departed from the meetings of
- baseball's high moguls.
. " Detroit completed two deals dur-
Trojans Ai m At Rose Bowl Bid ing the week long session, the latest
of which was announced today. The
exchange sent infielder Benny Mc-
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 8.-( )-Uni- come from behind to win or tie the Coy and pitcher George Coffman to
versity of Southern California and i last six of its nine games tlhs sea- the Philadelphia Athletics for out-
the University of California at Los son. aier ilthMoseek Detroit sent
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Angees play Lomorrow or t Ie ig-
gest prize of all-the Rose Bowl.
A record crowd of around 103,000
was in prospect for this climatic
The powerful Trojans of USC need-
ing but a tie to lay claim to the Rose
Bowl assignment, generally were
picked to win. Many expect to see a
free scoring battle and hard going for
On past records, the Trojans boast
a stronger defense and a crushing
offense backed by superior reserve
power. UCLA, due in the main to
halfback Kenney Washington, has




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