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'Z WOVE ,ER 19, 1940

T- E - I ] H- .f S ,it I- Y.

Red Team Wins Annual Frosh Intrasquad Football Ti

ilt, 6-0

don wirtchafter's

It Was A Noble Gesture..
Hats off to old Cornell.
The Big Red's actions yesterday
will long be remembered as one of
the outstanding displays of sports-
manship in the 20th century. It was
a noble gesture, one that makes foot-
ball worthwhile.
For Cornell had much to lose by
choosing the path it did. An unbeat-
en record, a possible national cham-
pionship were hurled to the wayside
along with Saturday's victory over
Certainly there would have been
much discussion about the matter if
the school's officials had decided to
let the matter ride and accept the
triumph as another of those lucky
They had a perfect right to do
just that. The rules of the gridiron
say that a game is over when the
final gun sounds. The score on the
board at that time is official.
If every wrong decision by referees
were to be changed, most of our foot-
ball battles would never be decided.
Hardly a game goes by in which some
errors are not made.. Remember the
"Wrong Down" Getchell story of
three years back? Remember the poor
decisions in the Michigan State-
Michigan game of this year?
These men in white are only hu-
man. They can't see all of the hold-
ing, clipping, or pass interference.
They forget just like you and I. They
get excited. Undoubtedly, that is what
happened Saturday. Only secondA
were left. Cornell was deep in Dart-
mouth territory, very deep. The en-
tire throng that jammed the Stadium
was on its feet, cheering, shouting,
That was the situation when Red
Friesell, the referee, called the fifth
sown play. Until we can obtain sup-
ermen as our football officials, we
have to expect things like that.
This happened to be one of those
major errors. Without the shadow
of a doubt, the results of the game
rested on it. The Big Red would
not have played its first four downs
differently if the fifth down had
not been granted. It was a pure and
simple gift, one that Cornell nei-
ther expected nor counted on.
With only six seconds remaining,
there is no doubt that Dartmouth
could have run through one play
from its own 20 and carried off the
But even then, Cornell didn't have
to take the path it did. The Univer-
sity could have abided by gridiron
rules. It could have issued a "Too bad.
We are indeed sorry" statement.
Sure, there would have been criti-
cisn. Certainly, every columnist in
the nation would have turned out
pages knocking the Big Red.
'But a year or two from now, the
record books would have shown the

score . .. Cornell 7, Dartmouth 3.
That's all that counts then. That's
all that history would have shown
of the battle. The details would
long have been forgotten.
And those looking at the records
would have automatically called Cor-
nell a great football team in 1940.
(They wouldn't have remembered that
one of the Big Red's victories was
won on a referee's error. That fact
would have died out long before.
Cornell had its choice yesterday
of grabbing up glory in the future,
or giving triumph where triumph was
due. The Eastern college was on the
spot, but fortunately, without win-
ning, it chose the latter path.
It was a wise decision. It set a
precedent that will long be remem-
bered. Cornell still has its glory.
The Big Red team will be known
as one of the best sports of its time.
The age of chivalry is not yet gone.
A Paramount Picture photographer
was in town' yesterday taking snaps
of Harmon, Westfall, Evashevski and
Frutig as possibilities for its forth-
coming All-American eleven.
Varsity, Minus
Kolesar, Holds
Light Workout
Michigan's varsity football squad
went through a light conditioning
drill yesterday afternoon as, it be-
gan preparations for the season's
finale Saturday at Columbus against
Ohio State's disappointing Buck-
eyes. Coach Fritz Crisler avoided
all heavy work, concentrating on the
task of keeping his players in shape
and leaving the job of polishing up
his defense and offense for later in
the week.
Sophomore Bob Kolesar, who sus-
tained the only major injury of the
Northwestern game when he was
knocked groggy by a blow on the
head in the second quarter, was ab-
sent from the workout. Kolesar,
who has been filling the guard post
left vacant by the injured Milo Su-
kup, was confined to the University
Hospital, but he will be back in action
Dr. George Hammond, team physi-
cian, said the injury was not seri-
ous, but that he had ordered Kole-
sar to bed Suniday night "to be on
the safe side." The lineman's condi-
tion yesterday was such that another
day's rest was deemed advisable.
Delta Tau Delta Winner
Delta Tau Delta won the only
speedball game played yesterday,
beating Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 7-4.
Gordon Spooner and Dean Thomas
each scored three points for the win-

Last Quarter
Drive Cracks
Blue Defense
White Scores After Romo
Makes 46-Yard Run;
Victors Dominate Play
After knocking at the door for
three periods the favored Red team
put over a touchdown in the opening
minute of the fourth quarter to beat
a scrappy Blue eleven, 6-0, in the
annual freshman game played at
Ferry Field yesterday.
Paul White, who performed bril-
liantly during the whole tilt, carried
the ball over on a 14 yard jaunt
after Reino Romo had set up the
touchdown with a spectacular 46
yard run down the sideline.
The battle was much more one-
sided than the score indicates. The
powerful Red aggregation held pos-
session of the ball for almost the
entire game as they repeatedly
launched drive after drive deep into
Blue territory, only to be thrown
back by a stubborn Blue defense
within the shadows of the goal-
Blues Draw First Blood
The Blues were the first to draw
blood, as Don Boor passed to Walt
Friehofer on the first play of the
game to gain 22 yards and a first
down on the Red 43. They stalled,
however, and from then on the\pol-
ished Red attack dominated the pic-
After an exchange of punts the
Red team starteddownfield on their
first drive of the day from their
own 39. dWith White, Howard Val-
lade, and Don Robinson carrying the
ball the Reds advanced to the Blue's
one foot line in a march featured by
White's 34 yard trek to the Blue 21.
But there theBlue line held.
Boor punted to Robinson on the
50, and Don ran back 16 yards to the
Blue 34. Then once again the Reds
launched a ground-gaining off en-
sive. White passed to Robinson to
advance the ball to the 29, Robinson
picked up 5 around right end, White
ran 11 yards to the Blue 13, and
Vallade smashed to the six where
the offense died as Joseph batted
down White's pass.
Blue Line Finally Cracks
In the third quarter the Reds
again failed to score after marchings
to the Blue 16 yard marker where
Pritula, center forthe Blues, in-
tercepted "Romo's pass to end the
But the Reds weren't to be denied.
After Tom Kuzma had punted out
on the Red 36, Romo swept around
right end to gallop 46 yards for a
first down on the Blue 18. This
time the valiant Blue line, which
had covered itself with glory by its
heroic goal-line stands, could not
hold back the surging Red wave. '
White swept left end for 4 yards
and on the next play he cut back'
over tackle to romp 14 yards for a
touchdown. His placement attempt
for the extra point was wide, but
the battle was already won.
Outstanding for the Reds was the
smashing line play of guard Julius
Franks and center Merv Pregulman,
as well as White's all-star backfield
For the Blues fullback Tom Kuz-
ma, tackle Pete Exner, and end Walt.
Friehofer turned in masterful per-
formances as they fought a game
but losing battle.

NEW YORK. Nov. 18.--i-Even
though most of the votes were cast
before Cornell officially conceded vic-
tory to Dartmouth, the Big Red team
dropped from second place to fifth
today in the sixth weekly Associated
Press football ranking poll of the
Minnesota, winning out over Texas
A. and M., the 1939 champion, in a
close race, finished first for the sec-
ond straight week, the Aggies mean-
while moving into the runnerup spot
vacated by Cornell and Stanford ad-
vancing from fourth place to third.
Comparable to the Cornell slump
was the rise in Boston College stock.
The Eagles, 19-18 winners over
Georgetown and wreckers of a Hoya
unbeaten streak of 23 games, bene-
fitted by that near-epic victory to
the extent of a boost from eighth
place to fourth.
Only six teams received first-place
votes from the 169 experts through-
out the country. Minnesota, polling
68 for first and 66 for second, was
ranked no worse than fourth by any-
one and amassed 1,544 points. The
Aggies, with 59 firsts, 51 seconds and
nothing worse than fifth, got 1,485
points; Stanford, with the bulk of
its support in 56 third-place nomina-
tions, was named first by 24 and got
1,331 points, while Boston College,
with 12, Cornell, with 6, and Ten-
nessee with 3 were the others to be
ranked first.
Out of the top ten went Notre
Dame, unimpressive winner over

Army and Navy and 7-0 victim Sat-
urday of Iowa. In place of the Irish
came Nebraska, beaten only by Min-
nesota and judged strong enough to
get eighth place. Tennessee went
down from fifth to sixth and Michi-
gan from sixth to seventh, while
Georgetown and Northwestern re-
mained ninth and tenth.
The standings, (first-place votes
in parentheses)-

Westfall Plunges For His First Score

Minnesota Continues To Lead
Country; Wolverines Seventh


Texas A.&M.
Boston College



Tennessee (3)
Georgetown ........
Northwestern .......


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Bob Westfall, powerful Wolverine fullback, is shown scoring the
first of his two touchdowns, this one in the opening period from the one-
foot line as Michigan defeated Northwestern Saturday. Northwestern
players in the picture are Butherus (30), Burke (40), Chambers (54),
and Bauman (611). Michigan players are Rogers (78), Lockard (42),
Wistert (11), and Frutig (87).

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Red Concedes
Disputed Game
To Dartmouth
NEW YORK, Nov. 18. -(AP)-
Through its own gracious refusal to
accept a victory tainted by official
error, Cornell today removed itself
from the shrinking list of the na-
tion's undefeated football teams, con-
ceding that the game with Dart-
mouth last Saturday rightfully was
won by Dartmouth, 3 to 0.
As undeniable proof rolled in,
backed by a statement from Referee
W. H. Friesell, Jr., that he was con-
vinced he was in error, the "fifth-
down" episode was ended, and with it
ended a Cornell string of 18 games
without defeat.
Promptly AthleticCDirector James
Lynah and Coach Carl Snavely of
Cornell wired congratulations to Ath-
letic Director William H. McCarter
and Coach Earl Blaik of Dartmouth.
McCarter as promptly accepted the
victory, telegraphing the Cornell
"Thank you for your wire. Dart-
mouth accepts the victory and your
congratulations, and salutes the Cor-
nell team, the honorable and honored
opponent of her longest unbroken
football rivalry."
Motion pictures, charts of football
writers and Friesell's admission all
blended into a picture which showed
that Cornell had scored a supposedly
winning touchdown when the ball
should have been in Dartmouth's pos-
session on its 20-yard line with less
than six seconds to play.
Cornell's last defeat prior to the
Saturday game was inflicted by Syr-
acuse in 1938 by a 19-17 score.

I-M Football, S peedball Finals
Played At Wines Field Tonight

In what should be a fitting cli-
max to the 19th year of Interfraterni-
ty speedball competition and the sec-
ond year of Residence Hall touch
football, a double header has been
scheduled tonight under lights at
Wines Field to determine the titlists
in the two sports.
Fletcher Hall and Wenley House,
both undefeated, unscored upon in
their respective leagues, will meet at1
7:30 p.m. to fight it out for the touch
football crown in the Second Annual
Residence Halls finals. Wesley's great
machine rode roughshod over its op-
position to annex the West Quad-
rangle title this year with an impres-
sive total of 66 points scored in four
games, the last being a 13-0 victory
over Lloyd House, last year's cham-
pions. Fletcher Hall took first place
in the new East Quadrangle league,
scoring 38 points in three games while
successfully keeping their opponents
from crossing their goal line.
Fight For Speedball Crown
At 8:30 p.m. Phi Delta Theta and
Phi Kappa Psi, the two top teams in
the Interfraternity speedball race,
will meet to determine the winner
of the crown held for the last -two
years by Sigma Chi. Phi Kappa Psi,
the runner-up in last year's playoffs,
has gone through its season unde-
feated this year, winning five games
and rolling up a total of 50 points.
Phi Delta Theta, who last held the
title in 1937-38, is also undefeated,
amassing 24 points in four games.
The night affair is the sequel to
a successful experiment by the Intra-
mural Department last year, when

they held the speedball finals under
the lights of Wines Field for the first
time. In spite of the bitter cold, a
good crowd turned out to see Sigma
Chi defeat Phi Kappa Psi, 12-7, and
take its second straight champion-
Good Crowd Expected
Tonight, as last year, there will be
no admission charge. Programs will
be furnished and announcers will
broadcast both games over loud
speakers, so that with a break from
the weather man, another good sized
crowd is expected to view the games.

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LH Stenberg
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