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Michigan Meets Quakers In Nation's
The Modest Mr. Munger .. -
His hair cut short like any good Easterner, his clothes as flashy as a
Princeton playboy, youthful, bespectacled George Munger walked into a
Ypsilanti hotel yesterday morning.
We were waiting for him and knew what to expect . . . or else we would
have passed him up as just another Penn football player, perhaps the man-
ager, or maybe the water boy.
That's what happened when we waited for him as the Quaker's special
train pulled into a siding opposite the Stadium about an hour earlier.
We stood by the steps and watched the young guys pile out. No Mun-
ger though. We watched them hop into waiting buses that were carry-
ing them to Ypsi. We looked and looked. But still no Munger.
We finally asked someone which he was. They told us, but by that
time the buses were on their way. So we had to barrel off to Ypsi to head
When they pulled up in front of the hotel, we grabbed at Munger. We
didn't want any slipups. He dragged us along for a ten yard gain, but we
cornered and grounded him just outside the elevator.
He wasn't hard to talk to.
"Sure the team has been going along fine so far. But who have we met.
Nothing but stumble bums."
That was a fine way to talk about Maryland, Yale and Princeton. The
East will be angry to hear that. No doubt they're angry already.
"Sure, they're yelling," he went on. "Just because we lost only one
man, an end, from last year's squad, they accuse us of subsidization.
We told Penn's well-dressed coach about the trouble we had finding him..
He laughed. "Oh, I'm just a baby in this coaching league . . . except for
this," and he lifted up his fine felt fedora fb show off his rapidly receding hair.
"They're coming out, aren't, they?"
We agreed, but enough about hair. We wanted to hear him talk about
football dNaturally we asked him what he thought about the Harmon-
"Just newspaper talk," was the answer. "Certainly we respect Har-
mon. He's a great ball player. As far as Frank is concerned, he's just
another man on our team."
We remembered the clock situation that sent Penn home sore after last
year's game. The refs had let the official time-piece run out while they
settled a kickoff argument. We wanted to know whether the Quakers were
bearing any grudges against our Wolverines.
"Naw, it was the officials fault. That's who we blame. This is no grudge
battle," he pointed out.
He tried to edge into the elevator, but our powerful defense stopped
him on the one-yard line. We fired a question about the expert writers
like Grantland Rice picking Penn to win. We wanted to know what
Munger thought about that.
He thought for a moment. Then he smiled.
"Oh, it's just the good old Eastern loyalty, that's all. We have the same
team as last year, and they're playing better ball now. That's all I can say."
"Your boys look like a bunch of smooth boys," somebody said to him.
"They can't be very tough."
"Nope, they're not tough," agreed the red-faced coach. "Just watch
With that he slid through tackle for a touchdown. The elevator
closed and we were shut out. We were about to set back for Ann Arbor
when along came Francis Xavier Reagan. He wanted to go up just like
his coach, but we caught him just like his coach. We wanted to know
what he thought about the duel he was going to have with Tornado Tom.
This Reagan has god newspaper etiquette. He smiled gracefully and
replied, "What duel? I never heard anything about it."
We were holding Reagan safely in front of the elevator door when up
came Cliff Engler and Ray Frick. Those guys are big. We decided to Iqt
After all, it's the Wolverine job to stop him today.
Today is the day I come back fighting. Chandler has been blowing ever
since I gave him a chance to win last week. We are placing a slight wager
on each game this time. I'm a money player. All I was doing last time
was priming him for this cash stuff. Now I'm set.
George Ceithaml, two-hundred
pound quarterback, is a product
of last year's freshman squad. His
performance this year will make
him an able successor to Captain
By GENE GRIBBROEK
If you don't think the Michigan-
Pennsylvania game in the stadium
this afternoon has the nation's
blood-pressure up, take a look at the
list of newspaper and radio cele-
brities who have wangled ,press tick-
ets to cover the contest.
Grantland Rice (practically the
only expert who dared to pick Penn
as the winner); John Lardner, North
American Newspaper Alliance, and
Henry McLemore, United Press, a
couple of laugh kings; and Gayle
Talbot, Associated Press, are some
of the top men in the horde of
scribes who will jam the press box.
Coming from New York will be Jack
Mahon, Daily News; Stan Woodward,
Sports Editor of the Herald Tribune
and member of the All-America Foot-
ball Board and Bill Corum, Journal-
American. Chicago will send Charles
Bartlett, Tribune; Francis Powers,
Daily News; Jim Gallagher, Her-
ald Tribune; and Herb Simons, Times.
Detroit and Philadelphia papers will
have complete coverage,
The Ann Arbor spectacle has al-
so crowded most of the other games
off the air waves, with Ted Husing
of CBS, Bill Stern of NBC and Bill
Slater for WCAU, Philadelphia, here
to give the play-by-play over a coast-
to-coast hookup including some 150
stations. The regular local broadcasts
will also continue, and CBS has even
arranged to short-wave accounts to
Completing the roll-call of the
Eastern experts who have bowed to
the inevitable and recognized the
Wolverines' clambake as the nation's
feature attraction will be Francis
Wallace, Saturday Evening Post's grid
writer ; Donald Burke, Sports Editor
of Life; and at correspondent from
Colliers', all complete with camera-
men, and Pathe News and M-G-M's
News of the Day will get the action.
down on celluloid for the newsreels.
To Try Power
Harmon, Faces Invaders'
Dynamic Back, Reagan
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frame will open at the left guard spot
while 175-pound Al Brechka, one of
the best blockers and defensive line-
men on the squad, will carry out thel
right guard assignment.
Engler Is Giant
At the tackles, Munger will use
Clifford Engler, a giant six foot, six
inch powerhouse, and veteran Rix
Yard, a versatile lad who also plays
on the Penn lacrosse squad. Bernie
Kuczynski, at X91 pounds, and Len
Warner, fully recovered from a foot
injury, will hold down the end berths,
while Capt. Ray Frick, a deadly
passer who is considered one of the
greatest leaders Penn has ever had,
will start at center.
Against this line, Fritz Crisler will
use Joe Rogers and Ed Frutig at the
ends, Al Wistert and Rube Kelto at
the tackles, Milo Sukup and Ralph
Fritz at guard and Bob Ingalls at
the center spot.
Harmon and Reagan will natur-
ally spearhead both backfields. They
will carry the ball on off-tackle
slashes and end sweeps. They will
punt and pass and will be used as
deceptive decoys. As far as the run-
ning is concerned, Michigan's Har-
mon should outshine his Eastern
Harmon Is Bigger
He's bigger, faster, shiftier and
more powerful. He's a looser, freer'
galloping madman who can break
away behind interference or all by
himself. Penn will long remember
the runs of Harmon on Franklin Field
last year. His 63-yard foot-pound-
ing dash was the most sensational
bit of broken-field running the East
has ever seen.
Reagan has the edge, though, in
punting and probably passing. His
kicks seem to pour from a cannon.
Against the Tigers last week, he av-
eraged 44 yards. As far as passing
goes, the Quakers have kept their
aerial attack closed tight throughout
their campaign so far. Seriously un-
challenged by their foes, they never
had to open up.
Both systems employ a pile-driv-
ing fullback. "Bullet Bob" Westfall,
who galloped 152 yards against the
Illini last week, will hold down the
Wolverine assignments while Ed All-
en, a descendant of Ethan Allen, has
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High On Today's Football Menu
Giant Joe Rogers, Wolverines'
starting left end, has proved him-
self a capable pass receiver in
games thus far, as well as strong'
on defense. He will start today
beaten out veterans Tony Chizmadia
and Herb Rainwater for the Quaker
As far as the other halfback spot
is concerned, once again Davey Nel-
son, the Wolverine starter, and elu-
sive Johnny Dutcher, of the Penn-
sylvania Dutch, both will be used for
the same means. They will mainly
carry the ball on reverses from Har-
mon and Reagan respectively.
Quarterback positions on both
squads are signal-calling, blocking
posts with Capt. Forest Evashevski
handling the assignments for Cris-
ler and Gene "Stinky" Davis doing
the brain work for Munger.
If that were not enough, each
backfield has .been bothered by the
same major weakness so far this
year. Against the Quakers last week,
Princeton's Dave Allerdice, Jr., com-
pleted 21 out of 40 passes through
the flimsy Penn aerial defense to
lead the way to four Tiger touch-
In their previous games this year,
the Wolverines have shown much the
All in all, it looks like a well-,
When it's over, we'll know how good
the Wolverines are.
By WOODY BLOCK
Fireworks will be heard the world I
'round when the Big Ten sends two of
its most powerful teams into inter-
sectional battles today as the twice-
beaten Ohio State Buckeyes touch
the spark off at Cornell and Michigan
runs head-on into Pennsylvania to-
day in the Stadium.
Almost a week ago the Conference
was awarded the plume for present-
ing the best two dishes on the foot-
ball menu, and in those seven days
interest has reached a torrid pitch.
Ohio will be working on the re-
venge angle. since last year the men
from Ithaca went to Columbus, and
walked off the field with a juicy 23-
14 victory. , If Ohio ever wanted to
win a game this is it.
Michigan-Penn Is Tops
Michigan's game is an old, old
story. Two of the country's most
powerful lines, a certain Mr. Har-
mon and a certain Mr. Reagan, unde-
feated records for both teams, which
all adds up to make the most color-
ful, anticipated struggle of the day.
The fireworks likely to be heard
in the Michigan and Ohio State games
will probably fizzle like an old bottle
of pop in the other Conference battles.
There's the Minnesota-Iowa con-
test at Minneapolis after which all
people of Norwegian stock will have
a chance to celebrate another Gopher
victory. Lo, the poor Iowans who
must face Bernie Bierman's rampag-
Northwestern Is Favored
Northwestern, with the scent of a
Big Ten title tickling their nostrils.
throw their high-geared outfit against
Indiana at Evanston. Despite the
Hoosiers surprise win over Iowa, no-
one has dared pick them over the
fancy 'stepping Wildcats.
The fiercest battle of the day
should center around Lafayette, Ind~
where Purdue's Boilermakers will try
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Palmer Shoots Ace
On University Links
Bob Palmer, twice captain of the
Michigan golf team, yesterday after-
noon entered the golfer's Hall of
Fame by shooting a hole-in-one on
the University Golf Course.
Playing with Ben Smith, sopho-
more, and Trueblood Trophy win-
ner, and Fred Dannenfelser, present
Duquesne Beats Jaspers
PITTSBURGH. Oct. 25-(A)-Phil
Ahwesh's 47-yard touchdown pass to
Henry Maliszewski and John Rokis-
ky's field goal from the 32 gave Du-
quesne a 10-6 lead over the hard-
fighting Manhattan tonight.
Wolverine golf captain, Palmer ac-
complished his feat on the eighth
hole, at a distance of 178 yards. He
used a number 3 iron.
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