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Wolverines Magnificent In Defeat; Frosh Football Team Replete
Line Outcharges Heavier Gophers, With (; d Btekf eldlateria




Second Guessers A tention .. .
The Second Guessers Club of America had a field day yesterday.
I think they held a convention here in Ann Arbor or something. At any
rate, there were so many members around that it was impossible to pick up I
a newspaper without finding one of their faces over your left shoulder.
They literally swamped the place. They met in the barber joints,
the pool rooms, the tea shoppes and the art needlecraft centers. Inter-
esting meeting they held, and plenty fiery. Those
-° . guys know their stuff, those Monday Morning quar-
? After all, they should. They've been talking about
football on Mondays ever since Abner Gaffney called a
wrong signal back in 1888.
He had Felix Westerchester carry the ball through
center instead of letting Chester Blatz skirt the end. It
was darn right silly, that field generalship was.
Everyone knew that Blatz was better than Wester-
Westerchester chester. He could always pick up a yard or two. These
quarterbacks can never be trusted.
Well, the local chapter reallyi went to town here yesterday. It's name
was changed to the "If I Were Evashevski Club" and there was action on
every street corner.
If you saw a coatless freshman romping up a telegraph pole and
chanting, "Why did he send Harmon into the line four straight times?"
don't be alarmed, friends. He was just pledging the organization.
In contrast, the veterans were spending the day handing out true and
highly constructive criticism. After all, most of them had listened to Ted
Husing tell all about the game. Poor Ted was in a fog all
afternoon, buts evidently that didn't bother his listeners. They
knew all about what happened yesterday. As good members
of the club, they always know.
They marched along the wind-swept streets yelling, "Why t *"
didn't he have them try a place-kick? Why did he try that1
fake place-kick, anyway?" Everyone, even the club members,
knew what was up.
They had a wonderful time. Some of them decided Blatz
that Michigan was four to eight touchdowns better. Others 'were
more conservative. Maybe just three to five.
After a lengthy meeting of all the higher-ups in the Second Guessers
hierarchy, it was decided, passed and unanimously resolved that Michigan
has the brawn, but not the brains.
So today we order action instead of words for the Second Guessers.
At four this afternoon, we are calling a meeting of all members of this
At that time we will run through the Minnesota game from begin-
ning to end. Each member will be given a chance to show exactly
what he would have done.
A great many fair judges will be on the scene. We attempted all last
night to get hold of the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. They still haven't
answered, but they might.
These judges will select the three top Second Guessers after takin;
everything into consideration. This lucky trio will be given honest-to-
goodness football uniforms to put on.
When the varsity squad reports for practice, each of the three will be
given his chance. If he proves better than Evashevski, well and good. He
will play against Northwestern Saturday.
Until then, let's bury that Gopher game along with the Second Guessers.

By HAL WILSON and bruising, such as only Bernie
As 64,000 rain-soaked football fans Bierman's Giants of the North hand'
silently sloshed out of Minnesota's out, yet time and again plowed
Memorial Stadium Saturday and through and over hard-hitting Go-
slowly pushed their way along Uni- phers.
versity Avenue in the gloomy, mist- Capt. Forest Evashevski, who has
ing Minneapolis dusk, one all-per- never tasted victory against a Mm-
vading fact hung heavily in the
thoughts of every person.
rue,he fans' Minnesota team
had just won its sixth straight game.
Their beloved Golden Gophers, con-
verted into unrecognizable mud-cov-
ered hulks, had just trudged wearily - 8t
off the soggy gridiron with the Con-
ference crown and a possible nation-
al championship practically in their
eager grasp.
Wolves Display Courage

Head freshman loot ball coach
very shadows of the Gophers' goal Wally Weber has had his charges
by an impregnable, inspired Minne- working together now for six weeks,
sota line time and again, and during this time one exception-
The Maize and Blue forward wall ally startling fact has been impressed
never fought harder. Even while upon observers-the frosh griddeis
undergoing the first bitter pangs of possess an outstanding array of back-
defeat, Line Coach Clarence Munn field talent.
found it difficult to find words ex- So evenly are these backs matched
pressing his praise of the Michigan that Weber is experiencing some dif-
linemen adequately enough. Sta- ficulty in forming a permanent first
tioned outside the Wolverine dress- team. Let's go down the line and
ing room, Munn emphasized that he see what these future Michigan stars
had never seen a harder-fought battle have to offer.
between two forward walls, and de- Tom Kuzma, husky fullback from
clared his men had played better Gary, Ind., heads the parade. This
than any Michigan line he has ever freshman has been outstanding at
coached. the line-buckinost and his bne-


dice, brother of Princeton's famous
Dave. Allerdice's fortes are passing
and punting, but he also excels in
open field running.
Playing at one of the halfback
positions is Paul White, the big boy
from River Rouge, who was a unan4-
mous all-state selection last year. A
fast-starting, shifty runner White al-
so has plenty of power which he util-
izes on of-tackle slants. Paul has
displayed bone-crushing blocking
form and this coupled with the fact
that he is a left-handed passer has
caused Weber to use him at the wing-
back post.
But White has competition for this
position in Don Boor from Kiski Prep,
another left-handed passer. Boor, to
date, has been one of the leading
ground gainers among the yearlings.
Three other halfbaclis who have
displayed promising form are Sey-
mour Roth, Chuck Kennedy and Don
Robinson. Roth and Robinson are
both speedsters, while Kennedy re-
lies on drive and shiftiness.
At quarterback Joe Josephs holds
forth. A bruising husky from Chi-
cago, Joe has flashed exceptional
form at the chief blocking and signal-
calling post. Hot on his heels is
Charlie Haslem, whose power and ex-
cellent field generalship are standing
him in good stead.

But every true gridiron fan deep,
down in the sincerest portion of his
heart held a profound respect for
the valiant Wolverines who had
fought in the finest Wolverine tra-
dition--who had expended every
ounce of energy in one of the great-
est displays of raw courage ever
seen on any gridiron sod in a futile
effort to humble the mighty North-
men for the first time since 1932.
Such was not to be. But the Wol-
verines were magnificent, even in
Outweighed 16 pounds per man,
underdogs to one of Minnesota's
mightiest grid powerhouses., Fritz
Crisler's highly keyed Wolverines
nevertheless played their hearts out.
Mud Shackles Harmon
All-America Tom Harimon, his run-
ning power shackled by the treach-
erous mud, turned in an amazing
performance of passing and kicking.
Bullet Bob Westfall, playing the best
game of his career, took a battering

. . . led a fighting squad
nesota outfit, led the Crislermen up
and down the slippery turf., only to
see his team thrown back in the

Line Outgains Foes
Frutig. Rogers, Kelto, Wistert, Ko-
lesar, Fritz, Ingalls-read right down
the list. These are the men who
out-charged, out-fought, and out-
gained the heavier, vaunted Gopher
Victory was not achieved Saturday
by the Wolverines. But something
far deeper, and in a sense, of far
more lasting importance, was gained.
Michigan can be proud of its per-
Dodgers Purchase
Hurler Kirby Higbe
From Philadelphia
New York, Nov. 11.-UP)-There was
a new note of exhuberance tonight in
the Brooklyn baseball fans' peren-
nial chant: "Wait until next year."
What could stop, their Dodgers now,
with Kirby Higbe added ;to a team
that finished second in 1940 and need-
ed only a 20-game' winner to finish
Larry MacPhail, club president, an-
nounced today he had acquired Hig-
be, a great pitcher with a last-place
club, from the Phillies in exchange
for pitchers Vito Tamulis and Bill
Crouch and Catcher Thompson Liv-
ingston, plus a little matter of $100,-
"We paid plenty, but it was a
'must' deal from our standpoint," said
McPhail. "Our greatest need was a
top-flight pitcher - a 20-game win-
ner - and a young fellow with great
stuff who could stand hard work.
Higbe was the only fellow who met
the specifications.


jarring tackles and crisp blocking
bring smiles of approval to Weber's
ruddy countenance. Aside from this
Kuzma is one of the best punters
on the frosh squad.
At the tailback post Walt Derby,
who hails from Grand Rapids, lines
up. Derby is an accurate passer, a
deadly blocker and tackler, and an
especially elusive open field runner.
Misfortune befell him last week, how-
ever. when he received a leg injury
which will keep him out of action for
an indefinite period.
Another star performer who is play-
ing in the tailback slot is John Aller-

Sukup Is Out;
Varsity Shown
Game Pictures
Coach Fritz Crisler's battered grid-
iron warriors had a day of rest yester-
day afternoon as the Wolverine men-
tor had the squad forego practice for
the afternoon to review motion pic-
tures of the Minnesota game.
Crisler kept the entire squad in a
room in the Union for over an hour
while he analyzed salient features of
Saturday's encounter with the Goph-
ers. The pictures were displayed be-
hind closed doors, solely for the bene-
fit of the Varsity gridders.
A note of tragedy darkened the
Wolverine camp when it was learned
that Milo Sukup, who was released
from the University Hospital Sunday,
had been ordered back to the hospit-
al for further observation.
Recurrent headaches that have
kept the courageous Milo sidelined
since the Penn game returned to
plague the veteran guard and force
him back to the sick bed. It now
seems unlikely that Sukup will be
ready for Northwestern Saturday.

I-M Swim Season Opens'
Trigon, defending water polo
champs, will face Sigma Chi, last
year's swim titlists, in a game at 8
p.m. tomorrow as the Interfraternity
swimming and water polo seasons
get underway.
Other first-night pairings, these
for both events, find Phi Delta The-
ta meeting Theta Delta Chi and Chi
Psi versus Phi Epsilon Pi at 7:30, and
Phi Sigma Delta facing Sigma Phi
and Lambda Chi Alpha meeting Phi
Beta Delta at 8:30 p.m.
Casualties from the Minnesota
game turned out to be minor. Captain
Forest Evashevski aggravated his
shoulder injury while throwing a
block in the third period, but report-
ed that the bruise was a mild one
and that the specially designed
shoulder pads had competently ful-
filled their purpose.
Al Wistert, who received a severe
wallop in the head in the first few
minutes of the game, and Bob Kole-
sar, who sustained a bruised back,
appeared little the worse for the beat-
ing they had taken and announced
that they would be ready for heavy
duty today when the Wolverines be-
gin preparation for their impending
battle with Northwestern.

,the %//icIkvan 11n ion, /9re~en fj;
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Eastern States 3 - cushion 1940 Title Holder
Untion LltiarJ koo"
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Minnesota Heads For Crown;
Michigan Leads Runners-Up

(Number 5)
Quite often a spectator may see a
man who isn't carrying the ball being
hit on the back or on the back of
the leg by a blocker on the other team.
It is true that this is clipping, but
two facts which are exceptions to the
fifteen-yard penalty must be noted.
No penalty should be called is op-
ponentdeliberately turns his back as
the block is being made. Also, clip-
ping is allowed if committed between
the tackles and within three yards
of the line of scrimmage.
Pass interference may affect either
the offensive or defensive team. Il-
legal interference by the passing team
is called if an illegal man (center,
guards, and tackles) obstructs the
view of the defenders or actually
makes contact with the passed ball.
Illegal interference by the defend-
ing team is called if a potential re-
ceiver is knocked down or obstructed
in any way. For these fouls the ball
is given to the offensive team at the
point of the foul.

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With Saturday's games a thing of
the past, Minnesota seems to have'the
Conference championship pretty well
sewed up.
Michigan's defeat at the hands of
the Gophers 7-6, left Minnesota with
the only unblemished record in the
Northwestern came ?back strong
against Illinois, winning 32-14 after
being down 14-13 going into the last
In other Non-Conference games,
Purdue lost to Fordham 13-7; Wis-
consin lost 7-6 to Columbia by vir-
tue of a blocked kick in the last
quarter; Iowa dropped a thriller to
Nebraska 13-7; Indiana walloped
Michigan State 20-7; and the Buck-
eyes from Ohio State had an off-
So, with but two weeks of competi-
tion left, Bernie Bierman's Golden
Gophers have a virtual strangle hold
on the Big Nine pennant.
Northwestern and Michigan meet
here Saturday in a game which should

decide second place honors. A Michi-
'gan victory wouldn't help out much
even if Minnesota should drop one
of their closing games to Purdue or
Wisconsin. Both Minnesota and
Northwestern have scheduled one
more Conference game than the
Wolverines, hence a Michigan win
this coming week-end won't have too
much significance.
However, Northwestern must win
Saturday if they hope to be near the
top November 23. In the event that
Minnesota does lose to either Purdue
or Harry Stuhldrher's Badgers, North-
western must win every game remain-
ing on their schedule if they enter-
tain any hopes of grabbing a slice of
the Big Nine watermelon.
Anything Michigan does from now
on in will naturally be of anti-climax
nature. Nevertheless, there's a sneak-
ing suspicion around Ann Arbor town
that the senior members of the Wol-
verine squad will round up their col-
legiate football days in a blaze of
glory against Northwestern and Ohio

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