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*EDNI1SDAY, OCTOBER~ 23, 1940,

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THE aCHeAN ATT
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All The King's Men Can't Put IVy
League Back Together Again'

By MYRON DANN
Out in the East they call

us mid-j

westerners upstarts, but even we
youngsters can see now that the ivy
has begun to wither on the tradition-
steeped stadiums of Yale, Harvard
and Dartmouth.
There were days when the Ivy
League was self admittedly the ulti-
mate in gridiron perfection. Bright
Saturday afternoons found the sol-
emn alumni drinking rollicking toasts
to the alma mater, and large healthy
athletes engaging in some of the
finest football acrobatics in the na-
tion.
But something has happened. Here's
the evidence submitted by Ogden
Miller, chairman of Yale University's
board of athletics. Explains the
aroused Mr. Miller:
"In order to have an even chance
on the gridiron, Yale football teams
in the future will play opponents of
definitely smaller calibre."
And there you have it. The Yales
are no longer the all-powerful team
of the '03's. Now they dream of the
even chance in the form of oppdn-
ents like Amherst, Bowdoin, and the
other lesser fry in the eastern amphi-
theatre.
Not only is Yale humming the
blues, however. Big sister Harvard
is seeking a shouder to cry on. Listen
to this, from the mouth of Bill. Cun-
ningham, ace writer for the Boston
Post and all-American in his own
right during his undergraduate days
at Dartmouth:
"Here at Harvard we' are sitting.

on ,u corpse as far as the Ivy League
is concerned."
Maybe Cunningham phrased it a
little severely. Harvard's corpse is
still .kicking a little, as evidenced by
her 6-Q deadlock with Army Satur-
day. But things aren't what they
used to be in the lair of Dick Har-
low
But this death, which is apparently
on its way for eastern football, even
as it must come to all men, (language
courtesy Time magazine) is the re-
sult of a slow disease that began
back in the fall of 1937.
In that football autumn a verbose!
linesman by the name of Larry Kelly
played his last game for the blue
of Eli. Kelly was a talented trouper
for old, Yale, and his loss in itself
was a fatal blow. Then came a 33-0
smothering at the hands of Navy in
the 1939 season: and now this year
puny Virginia clipped Yale with an-
other disgrace. Only two weeks ago
Pennsylvaia hung it on, 50-7.
You know the result-Yale is look-
ing for "definitely smaller calibre."
What is going on at Yale is hap-
pening at Harvard as well. Dart-
mouth is feeling the pangs of famine,
too, while Princeton is less than sen-
sational.
There you have it, Dartmouth, Yale,
Harvard, and Princeton have long
comprised the league identified by
the Ivy blossom and great football
records. The football records are
shattered.
And now the ivy too is losing its
glamour.

Reserves Run
Through Penn
Scoring Plays
Quaker Offense Shown
By Scout Keen; Varsity
Practices Own Attack
Under the watchful eye of Cliff
Keen, a team of Wolverine reserves
ran through several of Pennsylvania's
favorite scoring plays yesterday af-
ternoon. Keen, Varsity wrestling
coach and a member of the football
coaching staff, has scouted the Quak-
ers in all of their three victories this
year and is as familiar with many of
their offensive formations as they
are themselves.
George Manalakas, reserve half-
back, carried the ball for the Penn
squad, filling the. Reagon role well,
but the Varsity had no trouble break-
ing up the plays. However, they knew
only too well that they will experience
considerable more difficulty stopping
these plays when run by the Quakers.
While many fans are looking for-
ward to the offensive battle of the
century next Saturday when -the
boys from Philadelphia invade the
Michigan Stadium, Coach Fritz Cris-
ler of the Wolverines in stressing de-
fense and hopes to be able to refute
the "good offense, best defense" the-
ory Saturday by proving that a good
defense is one which holds its op-
ponents' scoring to a minimum.
Questioned about the offensive
character of the game by a reporter,
Chrisler replied, "It's going to be
offensive and defensive as far as
we're concerned. I don't know what
they're planning."
But defense wasn't the only thing
emphasized in yesterday's practice.
The squad spent more than half an
hour running through their own of-
fensive plays, practicing their aerial
attack as well as their running plays.
Following this, the squad worked
out on the blocking dummies for
awhile. Crisler intimated that he
would have preferred a regular
scrimmage but feared the possibility
of injuries.

Sigma Chi Loses To Theta Xi, 11-10

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DAIL Y
DOUBLE
Harmon vs. Grange
vs. Reagan . . .
The great Harmon is on the spot
again.
The experts have just finished com-
paring him with "Red" Grange. That
was the big talk before the Illinois
struggle Saturday. Who is greater,
they asked? Some believed the "gal-
loping ghost" will never have an
equal. Others soundly felt that Mich-
igan's Terrible Tom is as sensational
ta running back as ever existed. No
expert had the real answer, though.
It was merely a matter of opinion.
But this Saturday, the Hoosier
Hammer is in for another day of
comparisons. Only this time, the
man he attempts to outshine will
be in the same game and on the
same field as the Wolverine All-
American.
The entire gridiron world will turn
its collective eye upon the battle be-
tween Francis Xavier Reagan and
Thomas Dudley Harmon.
Unlike the Grange-Harmon con-
troversy, there is an argument that
will find an aswer. When the two
lads ramble off the Stadium turf
late Saturday, the experts will have
reached their conclusion. What's
more, that decision will not be based
on mere opinion.
Reagan has been heralded as the
football phenomena of the East. Re-
ports have it that the Quaker star is
truly sensational this campaign. In
three games so far, he has accounted
personally for 61 Penn points. While
the Munger squad romped over Mary-
land, Yale and Princeton, Frank
gained 358 yards in handling the ball
46 times. That's an average of 7.8
yards per attempt.
Against Maryland he tallied 10
points. He doubled that amount
against the, Eli and came back last;
week with 31 in the Tiger battle.
If his running ability were not
enough, Frank is also one of the
East's foremost punters and pass-
ers. As scout Cliff Keen pointed
out "when he .kicks, they boom off
his toe and sail 70 yards nearly ev-
ery time."j
In short, he's fast, shifty, calm,
cool and whatever else you want to
call him. An all-around high school
athlete, a baseball player of excep-
tional talent, Reagan well deserves
his title as the "pride of the East."
But Saturday, he meets once again
with the pride of the West. Last
year, the two matched gridiron
strides in a wierd footbal game at
Franklin Field. Harmon looked the
better because it was his work that
led Michigan to a 19-17 triumph, but
Reagan was not without his glory.
Both played the leading role in their1
team's attack. By rushing, Harmon
was credited with 222 yards from
All freshmen interested in box-k
ing report to the boxing room of
Waterman Gym at 4:30 today.
Vern Larson, Instructor

Inside Football
Tips To Clarif y
Finer Poits
By STAN CLAMAGE
Modern football has ceased to be
merely a battle of brawn. The com-
plicated plays, shifts, and formations
demand more than a knowledge of
how to knock down the opposing
player. The player of today must
be quick-witted in order to meet the
cunning of the opposition.
Football is like an automobile. Each
player, like the carburetor, wheels,
gears, clutch, and pistons, plays an
important part in getting the ma-
chine rolling. There must be team-
work so that the machine can run
.smoothly;thereumust be timing-as
between the clutch and accelerator
-so that the utmost efficiency is ob-
tained in getting started. Deception
in modern football requires all pos-
sible speed.
If you could go down to Ferry
Field some afternoon 'and watch a
lengthy, difficult and tiresome prac-
tice, you could see how much time is
taken up with the timing of block-
ing, tackling, getting going on an
end run, or starting a pass or punt
on its way. Yes, the football machine
also has to be greased, oiled, and well
lubricated. All this is preparation for
the "run" on Saturday.
An understanding of the results
which all this work and practice pro-
duce adds tremendously to the en-
joyment of the fall classic.
During the succeeding days The
Daily shall show in simple terms how
an appreciation and understanding
of the game can be acquired. Look
for our "Daily" tips on "How to
Watch a Football Game."
VROSH NETTERS
The following freshman tennis
players are requested to report to
the Sports Building, Thursday at
1:30 p.m.: Sam Bloom, Russ Faber,
Douglas Hillman, Morton Hunter,
Clayton Lewis, Bob Mathewes, Ed
Scott, Louis Telbizoff, Paul Van
West, Fred Wellington, and Phil
de Young.
Coach LeRoy Weir
scrimmage while Reagan gained 85.
The Penn star flipped 14 of 26 passes
successfully for 188 yards. On the
other side, Harmon tossed only one
complete . pass out of five attempts
for 26 yards.
Before that fateful day had been
completed, F. Xavier accounted for
356 of gained Penn yardage through
his running, passing, kick-off and
punt returns, while T. Dudley made
294 yards through the same means.
All would have been pretty even
in that battle of greats if it were not
for Harmon's phenomenal 63 yard
,gallop in the third quarter. Caught
behind the line, he retreated for
10 yards, turned, switched from one
side of the field to the other and
before he had crossed the goal, gave-
the East its greatest display , of
broken-field running.
Harmon and Reagan are both 21.
The Michigan flash outweighs his riv-
al 193 to 185. They are both backed
by undefeated elevens. They are
both after All-American honors.
It will make an interesting strug-
gle in the Stadium Saturday.

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Football's Screwballs Appear
Headed For Another Big Year
NEW YORK, Oct. 22 -(M - Be- in the game an anguished wail
Ing the first issue of 1940's "Screwy floated down out of the Columbia
News Of The Gridiron," which aims stands:
to prove that football isn't all do- "nill some player please get that
or-die blood and thunder; Republican out of there?"
Lou Grant, after coaching at the * * *
College of Puget Sound, went to Playing against San Francisco,
Eatonville (Wash.) High School this Tony Compagno, sub-halfback for
fall to inaugarate football. It didn't St. Mary's, faded back to pass. He
shape up as a very happy assign- let fly. Pete Brecenda, 'Frisco end,
ment, since none of his candidates batted the ball in mid-air. It bounced
had played the game before. off the back of Joe Vander Linden,
There was one ray of hope. Grant 'Frisco guard - and into the arms
found one boy who took to the game of Compagno, who thus completed
naturally. He was the only one who his own pass for an 8 yd. loss.
didn't throw the ball like a baseball, * * *
and he could kick, run, tackle and The captain of a small Massachu-
block. Grant figured he might build setts High School team which also
some sort of team with one player was playing football for the first time
and ten lads who at least were will- met the rival captain and the of-
ing. ficials in the center of the field.
Came Friday afternoon before the The referee, as usual, tossed a coin,
first game, and the coach sought out then turned to the lad and asked:
his star-in-embryo to find how he "Kick or receive?"
felt. Hell, no," said the boy. "We'll
"Oh, I feel great Mr. Grant," was scrimmage."
the reply. "But there's something
I ought to tell you. If weehave games Penn Looks To Air
on Saturdays, I won't be able to
play - I'm a Seventh Day Adven- PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Oct. 22.--
tist." (/P)-Penn brushed up on forward
* * * passing in preparation for Saturday's
Lou Little tells this one of Colum- game with Michigan. For more than
bia's game with Maine, in which a two hours Frank Reagan, Ed Allen,
Maine lineman, Barrows, son of the Johnny Dutcher, Herb Rainwater,
Governor, was raising hob with a lot John Welsh and Paxson Gifford tossed
of Columbia plays. Finally, well along aerials.

After having gone through last
year' schedule without defeat, Sig-
ma Chi, champions of the fratern-
ity speedball circuit, lost their first
game.of the season in a hotly contest-
ed battle to Theta Xi 11-10.
In other speedball games Zeta Beta
Tau beat Phi Sigma Kappa 3 to 1,
Pi Lambda Phi lost a close one
tQo-Delta TauxDelta,-6-5; Phi Beta

Delta forfeited to Theta Chi. Psi
Upsilon shut out Theta Delts 1-0 and
Acacia piled up the biggest score of,
the day by beating Alpha Tau Omega
16-0.
In the Touch Football League of
the residence halls, Tyler scored early
in the game to beat Prescott 6-0,
while Fletcher held Greene scoreless
to win 13-0.

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Saturday's gridiron results were
quite-indicative insofar as Michigan's
future football fortunes are con-
cerped.
At Columbus, those once-feared,
but now, docile Buckeyes lost their
second straight Conference game to
Minnesota, 13-7. Though this de-
feat most assuredly eliminates the
.Buckeyes from the Big Nine
title chase, it makes themn more dan-
gerous than ever from the Wolver-
me point of view.
Ohio Loses Honors
With National and Conference
honors stripped from them, Ohio
State has only one thing left to sal-
vage from this already disasterous
season. And that is a victory over
their hated rivals from Ann Arbor.
Last year, if you remember, the
Wolverines were in a similar position
and despite two previous losses
upset a highly favored band of ex-
plorers in the season finale. Ohio
State is in identically the same po-
stion this year. They will be point-
ing for Michigan from now on in.
Pennsylvania's victory over Prince-
ton, to the tune of 46-28, plus their
50-7 slaughter of Yale the week be-
fore, indicates pretty clearly that
the Quakers are of a conservative na-
ture no more.
Here Come The Quakers
Penn willminvade _n Arbor Sat-,
urday, with one of the hottest backs
in the country, Francis Xavier Rea-
gan, at the helm. Michigan's equally
torrid Tommy Harmon has a fairly
hot pair of tootsies himself, and no
doubt intends to use them in a posi-
tive manner before a prospective
crowd of 75,000 people in the coun-
try's top game Saturday.
Both teams have high geared of-
fenses and a wild scoring spree,
reminiscent of last year's rampage

at Philadelphia, might well take
place.
Northwestern continued to roll at
the expense of the injury riddled
Wisconsin Badgers, beating them
27-7. The Wildcat line has really
been kicking up front, and De Cor-
revant, Clawson, and Chambers have
been riddled high through the holes
they are opening up.
Northwestern Looms Big
In the event that Michigan comes
through the Penn and Minnesota
games undefeated, the Northwestern'
game should decide the Big Nine
Championship. Harmon, Evashevski,
and Co. will be performing before
the home crowd for the last time,
and the team will in all probability
turn it on with vengeance.
Minnesota's record speaks for it-
self. Washington, (supposedly the
strongest team on the Pacific Coast)
Nebraska, (perennial Big Six, Title-
holders) and Ohio State (batting
practice champions of. the country)
all have fallen before Bernie Bier-
man's Golden Gophers.
The Wolverines get a day off and
an extra week respite the Saturday
following the Pennsylvania game,
while Minnesota and Northwestern
are killing each other off at Evan-

ston. This is the only break they get
from the schedule makers all season,
as Minnesota, Northwestern, and Ohio
State have to be met on successive
week-ends.
Stille Pulls Upset
In Exhibition Game
Jake Schaefer, second ranking
three-cushion billiard player in the
world, received a severe jolt yester-
day afternoon when Wayne Stille,
considered to be the best player on
campus, defeated him in an exhibi-
tion match, 25-23.
Schaefer came back strongly in the
evening however, trouncing Stille 25-
11. Stille is one of the most versatile
athletes in school. He's on the Varsity
tennis team, All-Campus ping-pong
champion, and, the outstanding bil-
liard and pool artist in the University.

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