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OCTOBER 22, 1940

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Kappa Nu,Chi,
Psi Win Games
Culver, Gunn Count Five
To Pace I-M .Scorers
Bill Harris led Kappa Nu to a 7-5
win over Phi Kappa Sigma yester-
day, as the Intramural Sports De-
partment carried on activities in the
speedball loop. Trackman Carl Cul-
ver scored all five points for the
Phi Kaps.
With Bernie Sisman pushing
across four scores in the first period,
Phi Sigma Delta doubled Phi Kap-
pa Tan's tally with a score of 8-4.
Trouncingt of the afternoon was
that rendered by Chi Psi over Phi
Gamma Delta to the tune of 7-1. Bob
Summerhays and Roger Kelly took
scoring honors, each with two points.
Bill Hastie saved Phi Gam from a
shut-out with his single marker. Phi
Kappa Psi trampled Lambda Chi
Alpha almost as badly by a 9-3 score,
Jim Gunn pacing the Phi Psis with
five points.
Beta Theta Pi took a forfeit from
Delta Upsilon, and Alpha Delta Phi
pushed Sigma Nu around 7-2, with
Bill Funk leading the winners, in
other games scheduled.
Sophomores eligible for basket-
ball manager tryouts report to the
Sports Building tonight at 7:30.
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Poll Shows Notre
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Places Eighth On

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By BILL BONI
NEW YORK, Oct. 21 - (P) - Cor-
nell's football team, still riding high
as the country's No. 1 eleven in the
eyes of the experts was challenged
from a new quarter today in the
second Associated Press ranking poll
of the season.
Texas A. and M., top team a year
ago and runner-up last week, gave
way to Notre Dame as the Irish
off their 61-0, 67-man romp over
Carnegie Tech, zoomed from sixth
place into second. While Cornell again
hogged better than half the first place
votes - 83 out of 162 - Elmer Lay-
den's crew, possibly one of the finest
teams Notre Dame has had, scored
heavily in the lower brackets tostotal
1,152 points to the Big Red's winning
1.473.
If any further proof were needed
that Michigan against Penn at Ann
Arbor will be the next Saturday's
major attraction, the poll supplied
it. For the nation's editors placed
both of theseall-winning teams in
the first ten, keeping Michigan in
third place on 18 first place votes and
1,040 points and moving Penn up a
notch to eighth with 539.
The rankings of the first ten:

All-American Tom Harmon (No. 98) scored a touchdown standing up on this cutback play from the
three-yard line for the second Wolverine score in the first period of the game against Illinois Saturday. Note
the hole opened by the Michigan blockers. Illinois men in the picture include: Dillon (17); Engel (27);
Cheeley (88) ; Riggs (62); and Ehni (63).

DAILY DOUBLE
Better Luck Next Weepk . .
Things went against me Saturday. I can't imagine why.
By all rights, my predictions should have made Chandler look like he
actually is, a guy that can't pick anything right except his teeth, but the
fates stepped in and alas, I was duped.
Who indeed would have thought that Texas could beat Arkansas?
What an upset.. Just a few 60 or 70-yard runs scattered through the
game and Alabama, my choice, would have probably skonked Tennes-
see. I predicted Wisconsin over Northwestern for sentimental reasons,
but much to my dismay there is no sentiment in football. A bad pass
from center robbed me of guessing the Ohio State-Minnesota fracas
correctly.
My observers around Iowa City inform me that the Hoosiers were tiring
fast and if that game had lasted a half hour or so more, the Iowa bunch
would have made me look good. I picked upset after upset, but they were
as scarce as Illinois touchdowns. The fates done me wrong.
Oh well, next week I'll come back fighting. Yep.
WE ARE SORRY DEPARTMENT. . . It won't happen again. Imagine
poor Paul Chandler coming up to The Daily when everyone had gone to
bed at 2 a.n. Sunday, tearing the sport page apart, unjudiciously cut-
ting three stories, writing one carefully himself, and, after all that work
we neglected to give him a by-line. For the reader's information, the
story he wrote was about a certain game-predicting contest.
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Football players are men who don't care about praise, or something.
Fritz Crisler's victorious gridders were seated comfortably in the Union
Sunday afternoon gazing at the photo finishes of the Illini game.
At one of the dullest parts of the film. Ed Frutig yelled out' from the
back that he wanted to see a particular play over again.
Obliging, the operator started the film back and showed the play for
Frutig's benefit. It still looked dull.
But once again from the back came Frutig's bellowing voice, "Hey, will
you turn that back once more?"
Once again the operator obliged.
And once again from the back came the same voice. "I haven't seen it
all yet," piped in the veteran end. "Take it back once more."
The rest of the gridders coudn't understand what was going on, but back
went the picture and the same play flashed on again.
After the third showing, Crisler, sitting next to the camera, finally spoke
up.
"Say, that was a nice block, Ed."
"Now you're talking, coach," explained Frutig. "That's what I've been
waiting to hear."
Franklin Delano, Jr., had a great time watching Michigan play. "They
did what I wanted them to do," he commented. "They beat Illinois by
two more points than they beat Harvard" . . . his alma.mater.
Did you happen to notice this particular play? it happened in the third
period: Illinois tried a pass, but it slipped out of the waiting hands of an
eligible receiver. Evy raced over, grabbed up the ball and flipped it to the
fumbling Indian. "Here you are, boy. Maybe you can hold this one..
Back to Frutig . . . His diving block on a three-'man Illini interference in the
third quarter was the sweetest bit of defensive play I've seen all year
Flora and Sukup have been pestering me all week to say that Ralph Fritz
intends to get married after the Ohio game. They told me not to say who
told me . . . so I won't.

Muddy Turf Lowered Harmon's
Average Yardage In Illinois Tilt

By NORM MILLER
Someone finally slowed up Tornado
Tom Harmon, but it took more than
an ordinary football team of eleven
players. to turn the trick..
A mediocre Illinois grid team that
had enlisted the services of a twelfth
man - Old Jupiter Pluvius, the
perennial rain maker - managed to
check the Gary flash with an average
of 2.8 yards per carry. It marked the
first time in his collegiate career
that Harmon's average fell below
three yards per carry in a single
game.

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His legs shackled by the muddy
turf, the Hoosier. Hammer gained
only 58 yards in the 21 times he
carried the ball. Harmon was thrown
for losses fivetimes to lose 23 yards
from scrimmage and .thus cut his net
gain for the afternoon to 58 yards.
Mud Bothers Harmon
"Harmon would have scored two
more touchdowns; on, a dry- day,"
Coach Fritz Crisler. ventured at yes-
terday's practice. "Whereas the other
players appeared sure-footed, the pic-
tures of the game show Tom slipping
four times in 'the midst of runs. The
muddy field prevented him from cut-
ting as he usually does."
But what proved an impediment for
Harmon gave Bob Westfall a chance
to display .his "mud-horse" abilities.
Stocky Westfall was given 37 chances
to lug the ball for a net gain of 152
yards and an everage of 4.1 yards
per carry.
The soggy gridiron didn't seem to
bother Davie Nelson or Tippy Lock-
hard either. Nelson gained 24 yards
in four attempts, while Lockhard net-
ted nine yards in the three times
his signal was called.
Linemen Were Real Heroes
The real heroes of the game, how-
ever, were the linemen, "They actually
enjoyed playing in the mud," line
coach Clarence Munn remarked.
The Illini backs made only three
first downs by the land route while
being held to a' meager total of 31
yards from scrimmage.
Thus in the four games played to
date, opposing teams have cracked
the Wolverine forward wall for seven
first downs and a total of 198 yards
by rushing, a fair indication of the
reason behind the Varsity's undefeat-
ed record.
Squash Entries Received
Entries are now being received for
the annual All-Campus Squash Tour-
nament, to begin Nov. 5 on the Sports'
Building courts. Any undergraduate
except members of varsity squads
now practicing, is eligible to compete
for the title won last year by Chuck
Evans,. Further information may be1
had at the Student Manager's Office
in the Sports Building.

Frosh Gridder
.Kuzma Shows
Form In Drills
By BUD HENDEL
It would augur well for Michigan
athletics and Michigan rooters if the
adage "History repeats itself," is true.
Three years ago a big, husky boy
came to the University of Michigan
from Gary, Indiana - a boy by the
name of Tom Harmon. Harmon's
feats on the gridiron are well known
to all of us. He has been the star
of the Wolverine team since the
first day he stepped on the turf in
the uniform of the Maize anduBlue.
This year another husky lad from
Gary, Indiana put in his appearance
on the freshman football field. His
name is also Tom, and like his fam-
ous forebearer he is also a backfield
man. This boy goes by the name of
Tom Kuzma, and on his six-foot
three inch frame he packs 190
pounds of fighting fullback.
When he first reported for prac-
tice, freshman coach Wally Weber
sized him up and told him that
from now on he was fullback. Kuz-
ma took the job and has well justi-
fied Weber's decision to date.
Kuzma's chief asset is power. He
doesn't possess smooth, rippling
power, but smashing, towering
strength - the kind of strength
which is dear to the heart of every
football coach in the country. Tom
utilizes his power to its utmost as
is evidenced by his bonejarring tack-
les, his crisp blocking and his ripp-
ing line plunges.
Aside from this, Kuzma is also
the best punter on the freshman
squad. His booting can't rate with
the spirals sent down the field by
Cliff Wise and Harmon, but he is
working hard on it every day and
has evidenced improvement in this
department.
This big freshman is far from
being -a finished football player, but
he is well on his way.
VOLLEYBALL NOTICE
Independent groups or individ-
uals who want to play volleyball
should call the Intramural office
without delay. Phone 2-2101 or
come in person.

(First place votes in
1. Cornell,
2. Notre Dame
3. Michigan
4. Texas A. and M.
5. Tennessee
6. Minnesota
7. Northwestern
8. Penn
9. Stanford
10. Boston College

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Crisler Sends
Starting Team
Through Drill
A light workout was the order of
the day for the Michigan first string
eleven yesterday afternoon as Coach
Fritz Crisler gave the lads what
practically amounted to an off day.
The majority of the afternoon ses-
sion was taken up by scrimmage be-
tween the powerful freshmen squad
and the Varsity second strifig club.
Shortly before five o'clock, the big
Maize and Blue starting eleven took
the field and after a short limbering
up period, randthrough a forty-five
minute signal drill.
There was no lack of fight among
the members of the first team who
seem to be very anxious to take the
field against the powerful Pennsyl-
vania Quakers, generally conceded to
be one of the strongest teams in the
nation and second only to Cornell
as a grid power in the East.
The name of Francis X. Reagan,
star Penn halfback who ran wild
against Princeton last Saturday,
doesn't strike much terror into the
hearts of the Wolverines.
The attitude of the boys seems to
be that young Mr. Reagan will find
it a little more difficult to score 31
points against Michigan than he did
against Princeton.
Tom Harmon who was more or less
stopped by the Illini Saturday, only
to have Bob Westf all step in, and re-
place him as the team's leading
ground gainer, is expected rto bounce
back this weekend.
Joe Rogers, giant left end of the
Michigan club, suffered no ill effects

parentheses):
(83) 1,473
(30) 1,152
(18) 1,040
(15) 1,037
(6) 880
(8) 817
592
539
350
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Schaefer Will Give
]Exhibitions Today
Patrons of the Michigan Union
Recreation Room will see the master
of their sport, Jake Schaefer, uni-
versally acclaimed as the greatest
balkline billiardist of all time, give
two exhibitions of his skill at 3 p. m.
and 8 p. m. today at the TJnion, it
was announced yesterday by Charles
Heinen, '41, secretary of the Union.
Schaefer is the present holder of
the 28.2 balkline title, beside posses-
sessor of practically all world balk-
line records. He is admittedly greater
than his illustrious father, the late
Jake "Wizard" Schaefer, whose cue
was world-renowned.
The young Schaefer is the best
short angle shot maker of the top
flight stars. He is scheduled to meet
Willie Hoppe for the national three-
cushion title during the week of No-
vember 18 in New York City.
from the Illinois game. His injured
shoulder came out of the fray as
strong as ever, according to Ray1
Roberts, team trainer.

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