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Michigan Football Team Entrains To Face Harvard F



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Speed Merchant

Culture Conflict.. .
BUFFALO, N. Y., En route to Bos-
ton, Oct. 10. -Our 16-cylinder 1930
Model A super-charger roared into
Buffalo tonight when suddenly I
yelled "halt," threw out the anchor
and tore for the nerest telegraph
I had a mission, and an important
one, to be sure. Peacefully was I
sleeping through this trip when this
unfinished business came to my
mind. It was an oversight. Either
I or Crisler should have thought of
it before. You can't blame Fritz.
He had a lot of other things to do.
But why oh why hadn't this occurred
to me before. I bow my head.
There is an old saying. Natur-
ally, there are many old sayings,
and as one of my readers once
pointed out, I manage to say them
all. But anyway, I think it was
IHoratpo at the bridge or else Hora-
tion Alger at a bridge game that
said this particular one. Of course,
you know what I'm referring to.
"When you're in Rome, do as the
Romans do."
There I was singing Rhumboogie in
the back seat of the car when that
saying hit me. Gosh, I thought, our
Wolverines had never thought of
that. Those poor guys have been
trained all week in gridiron funda-
mentals . . . little things like block-
ing, passing and tackling, and not
a thing was done to teach them how
to act in Bawston.
Can't you imagine what 'might
happen. These Hawvawd boys are'
smart . . . see. They know how to
talk, debate, convince. Here's the
picture. Ingalls is about to center the
ball. Burgess Ayres, the Crimson
center, (his name sounds like a poet)
leans over and whispers gently, but
firmly, in Bob's ear.
"I say there, old man," sys
friend Burgess, "the sensible thing
to do now is flip the ball high over
Harmon's head. That would be the
gentlemanly thing, Bob. You are
a gentleman, aren't you?"

Ingalls throws out his chest, thun-
ders forth a "sure" and sets the pig-
skin sailing ten yards above Tom's
outstretched finger tips.
As I see it, this whole game might
develop into a battle of words, and
the way things stand now, our Wol-
verines won't have a chance. Har-
mon might spring out into the clear
with the nearest Harvard man sitting
in the south wing of the philosophy
department. But that one guy will
throw aside his copy of Plato, race
to the window, and shout, "Stop, Tom,
old chap. The ethical thing to do is
wait until our boys catch up. Give
them a chance. Let them start with
one arm around your leg. That's the
ethical thing to do, Tom."
Harmon will oblige.
For that reason, I raced into the
telegraph office here and wired
advice immediately to every mem-
ber of Michigan's traveling grid
squad. I made a list of ten things
I wanted them to do before and
during the game. I feel like a
savior now, 'cause the entire Mich-
igan problem will be solved by these
ten items.
First, Capt. Evashevski must add
a "vich" onto the end of his name.
When the Crimson see the name
"Evashevskivich," they will imne-
diately conclude that the guy can't
speak English and will give up all
attempts at debate. To carry things
further, Evie will call the signals in
Bessarabian, the only language
course the Harvard boys don't know.
This is another means of discour-
aging Crimson attempts to convince
by talk. Just to help 'things out, I
have personally wired copies of the
Bessarabian alphabet to each of the
My next aim was to add culture
to the gridders. Along with the al-
phabets, I . sent copies of Plato,.
Socrates, Freud, Emily Post, and
some of the better classics. To-
knight, instead of playing rummy,
the Wolverines will be acquiring
culture on their train trip.
Once the game starts, I have im-,

Wee Davie Nelson, starting right-
halfback, has worked himself up
from third-string left halfback to
his present berth.
pressed the fact upon the gridders
that they must act likethe Boston-
ians. As soon as, the Crimson lads
see that we Michigan men are almost
like them, they will give up all at-
tempts of whipping us guys from the
country through words.
In order to produce this similarity,
I have ordered an extremely rigid
ethical code to be put into effect
Saturday afternoon. Every stiff arn
will be preceded by an, "Oh, pardon
me, old chap."
Before a Michigan man blocks, he
will request whether the opposition
would just prefer to sit down without
the usually necessary body contact.
In true Eastern fashion; I felt
that at least one Wolverine should
shave off his hair. This will cer-
tainly add to the Hawvawd touch.
For that job I picked pudgy Milo
Sukup. Nature already has done
half thg job on his hair. The team
will do the rest tonight.
I expect a personal note of thanks
from Crisler himself in tomorrow's

Crisler Adds
Sengel, Denise,
Call To Roster
Varsity In Good Physical
Condition For Contest
With Eastern Opponent
A confident band of 35 Michigan
gridmen, in near-perfect physical
condition, embarked for Cambridge,
Mass., on the "Wolverine Special"
last night at 6:49, to renew an an-
cient gridiron acquaintance with Old
John Harvard, Saturday.
Thus, in the short space of two
weeks, the Varsity football team will
have traversed the American conti-
nent from coast to coast.
The squad is expected to arrive in
Boston at 11:25 a.m. today from
where it will be hustled off to a coun-
try club on the outskirts of the city.
A Light workdut is scheduled there
this afternoon. The Wolverines will
not return to Boston until noon to-
Call May Not Play
Halfback Norm Call and tackles
Rudy Sengel and Ted Denise were
added to the traveling squad at yes-
terday's practice session by Coach
Fritz Crisler. Call, still suffering
from an ankle injury sustained in
the California game, is expected to
see little if any action in Saturday's
contest, but Sengel and Denise will
be used as tackle replacements.
In addition to the Varsity squad
and Coaches Crisler, Munn and Mar-
tineau, Athletic Director Fielding H.
Yost, Dr. George Hammond, trainer
Ray Roberts, ticket manager Harry
Tillotson, equipment manager Henry
Hatch and team manager Fred Ho-
warth are making the trip to the
The Wolverines rounded out a
week of light practice yesterday by
going through another easy workout,
devoted almost wholly to fundamen-
tals. After a lengthy session at the
blocking and tackling dummies,
Coach Crisler sent his first team
through a final defensive scrimmage
against Harvard formations.
Stage Kicking Drill
A half-hour kicking and punt-
catching drill for Tom Harmon, Paul
Kromer and Cliff Wise was next on
the program, followed by place-
kicking practice for Harmon, Bill
Melzow, Bob Kolesar and Harlin
Fraumann. The gridders then wound
up the day's workout by brushing up
on their repertoire of plays.
Despite the coaching staff's reluc-
tance to come "out on a limb" re-
garding the outcome of the ap-
proaching game with the Crimson,
the Wolverines themselves were con-
fident of victory. When an anony-
mous source posted on the locker
room bulletin board a clipping from
an eastern newspaper that "Harvard
can stop Harmon," one resentful
gridder pencilled what appeared to
be the answer of the whole team-
"I doubt it."
Wilson Keeps Stolen Base
CINCINNATI, Oct. 10.-()-Jim-
my Wilson, the Reds' 40-year-old
catcher, not only stole second base in
the last game of the World Series
with Detroit, but took it home with
him to Philadelphia. After the game,
Mrs. Wilson asked club officials if
she couldn't have the keystone cush-
ion as a souvenir. They agreed.
All freshmen and upperclass-
men interested in wrestling are
invited to attend a meeting at the

Union Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Cliff Keen, Varsity Coach
Read The Daily Classifieds

Returns Rome

Southwest Conference
To Sponsor Cotton Bowl
DALLAS. Tex:, Oct. 10.- }' .--The
Southwest Conference, pip~eline for
the Sugar and Rose Bowls the last
five years with a batch of great foot-
ball teams, will start its own New
Year's Day game Jan. 1, 1941--the
Cotton Bowl classic.
The Conference that gave the Rose
Bowl Southern Methodist in 1935.
the Sugar Bowl Slingin' Sam Baugh
and Davey O'Brien with Texas Chris-
tian in 1935 and '38, and Jarrin' John
Kimbrough with the stout Texas Ag-
gies in 1939, formally confirmed to-
day it would sponsor the budding
Cotton Bowl game at Dallas.

Rea'd The Daily

Classi f ie s

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Bob Ingalls, fiery Michigan cen-
ter, will be tramping on familiar
ground as the Wolverines clash
with Harvard Saturday. A native
of Marblehead, Mass., Ingalls has
long been looking forward to the
day when he could strut his stuff
before his fellow easterners.
All-Camnpuis Tourney
To Close Golf Season
Campus golfers will get their last
shot at the all-campus links crown
until next spring when they battle
over the 18-hole University course
tomorrow afternoon.
Eligible to compete for the gold
medal won last year by Jerry Ben-
avie are all undergraduates except
varsity golf lettermen. A large field
is expected to turn out for this finale
to the 1940 campus season.
Those wishing to enter the event
who have not already done so may
make their entries in person, or by
phone, at the Sports Building. John
Droste, Intramural official in charge,
has announced that the tournament,
a medal affair, will begin at 1:00 p.m.
regardless of weather. Entrants must
be prepared to pay the regular 50-
cent fee.
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For Ex"V arsity Golfer
DETROIT, Oct. 10. -PCharles
(Chuck) Kocsis. former University of
Michigan golf star, today obtained a
i-eense to marry Miss Dolores De-
laney, 23.
Kocsis. who is 27, said the marriage
would take place at 10 a.m. Saturday
at Gesu Roman Catholic Church.
He termed his prospective wife's
golfing as "indifferent."

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of 1940. Why not get acquainted with the good taste
of Goebel? It's Michigan's national beer. Goebel
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