THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Phi Delts Cop Speedball Title;
Harm on, Evy Are On Sick List,
Absent From Practice Session
By GENE GRIBBROEK
All-America Tom Harmon and his
blocking mate, Capt. Forest Evashev-
ski, were missing from the lineup
yesterday as Michigan's Wolverines
held their last practice scrimmage
before facing Ohio State in the sea-
son's finale Saturday.
Dr. George Hammond, team phy-
sician, reported that Evashevski was
confined in bed at thep University
Hospital with a bad shoulder and a
stomach ailment; while Harmon was
resting at home in an attempt to
shake a cold and recover from a
muscle strain in his leg.
Harmon's injury, Dr. Hammond
said, was not serious, and he would
be ready for the Buckeye game. Eva-
shevski's digestive ailment had prac-
tically disappeared last night, but a
late report from the physician said
that "if his shoulder continues to
ache, he might not be able to play."
The Wolverine leader's shoulder
injury is an old one, and has been
bothering him all season. An opera-
tion was thought to be necessary after
the Pennsylvania game, but was can-
celed after further examination. Eva-
shevski has been playing with special
pads to protect the injury in the last
The Wolverines suffered another
casualty early in the drill when Dave
Nelson, who has been alternating with
Tippy Lockard and Paul Kromer at
the right halfback spot, strained his
foot while running for a pass. Dr.
Hammond described the injury as a
strained ligament or muscle, and said
a further examination today may tell
whether or not Nelson will be ready
to face Ohio State.
Coach Fritz Crisler opened the ses-
sion by showing his squad some of
the Buckeye formations they are like-
ly to meet in the traditional contest
at Columbus. He turned the contact
work to sharpen his attack for his
bid for Michigan's seventh victory.
Sophomores Cliff Wise and George
Ceithaml. were in at Harmon's left
half post and Evashevski's blocking
quarterback spot during the drill.
Bob Kolesar, wearing a well-pad-
ded helmet, was back at work and
took part in the scrimmage. Kole-
sar, who suffered a head injury in the
Northwestern game, was released
from the hospital yesterday morning.
He said4his condition was good and
that he would be ready Saturday.
Red Wings Tie Bruins
BOSrON, Nov. 19.-WP)-The De-
troit Red Wings wasted only nine of
their 13 shots to come from behind
to ,gain a 4-4 overtime tie with the
Boston Bruins tonight before a 9,000
crowd. Alex Motter, Red Wing de-
fenseman, supplied much of the power
needed to gain the deadlock.
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TONIGHT. .9:30 to 1:00..'$1.000a couple
Phi Psis, 76,
In Night Game
Jim Tobin Leads Scoring
For Titlists; Gunn Stars
For Defeated Fraternity
By DICK SIMON
In a dashing, flashing Frank Mer-
riwell finish, Phi Delta Theta came
from behind to defeat Phi Kappa Psi
in an overtime period, 7-6, and there-
by, gain the Fraternity Speedball
crown for 1940.
In the first quarter Gunn of Phi
Psi took a pass from Bellairs to draw
first blood. A few moments later
Bachman was on the receiving ,end
of a pass from Robinson to score
another point for Phi Psi. Midway
in the second quarter Jack Meyer of
Phi Delta Theta fouled Bellairs and
Phi Psi added another point as Bell-
airs was quick to put the ball past
the Phi Delt goalie Mehaffey.
Phi Delts Fight Back
The Phi Delts seemed to take new
life as the second half began despite
the fact that they were trailing,
3-0. After the kickoff Fauver took
a high kick from Gunn and converted
it into a ,point for Phi Psi, giving
them a four point advantage. Phi
Delta Theta worked the ball deep in-
to Phi Psi territory where Jim Tobin
booted home a three pointer to cut
the Phi Psi lead to one point, and
end the scoring in the third quarter.
Wichter tied the score as he scored
for the Phi Delts on a beautifully
executed pass from Strenger and Pete
Smith. After a short boot from Bell-
airs, Gunn put the Phi Psis in the
lead again by kicking the ball over
the goal line. Solar got the ball
about midfield from Meyer, dribbled
till he had scored a point, and knot-
ted the score once more. On a kick
from Funk and Bachman, Robinson
scored the last Phi Psi goal with
about a minute and a half to go.
Smith Deadlocks Tilt
With but twenty second to go Pete
Smith, the hero of the Phi Delt vic-
tory, scored on a beautiful passing
attack aided by Solar and Wichter
This forced the game into a three
minute overtime period in which Jack
Meyer followed up his penalty shot
to score the winning point and give
the Phi Delts the Fraternity Speed-
Ralph Fritz Signed Up
For North-South Tilt
Ralph "Tug-Boat" Fritz, who will
finish his third year as regular Wol-
verine guard Saturady, announced
yesterday that he had accepted an
invitation to play on the North squad
in the annual North-South game
December 28 at Montgomery, Ala.
Fritz received the bid by mail yes-
terday from Lynn Walfdorf, North-
western Coach, who will divide the
coaching duties for the North team
with Cornell's Carl Snavely.
In Order Of Their Eminence .. .
Somebody called us up last night and started howling about the resultst
of the AP football poll to determine the ten top teams in the nation.r
"I'll personatlly eat the first six squads," the excited individual yelled intot
the phone. "if Michigan is only the seventh best. That means that jerseys,
shoulder pads, all-Americans and water-boys will all be devoured in ther
He wasn't through.
'The whole business is outrageous, down-right foolish. This AP1
is no better than the Literary Digest or the amazing Dr. GallupY
Well, we can't have our readers dissatisfied. That would never do. Pe-
sides. we are inclined to agree with this chap who forgot to tell us his name
in the excitement.
Many of the players on the Michigan team had told us about letters
they had received from Minneapolis folks following the Gopher game. Thosel
notes all said the same thing. They congratulated the Wolverines and ad-
mitted that although they lived in the home of the Golden Gophers, they
were convinced that Michigan has a better football team.
There were many of those letters written last week. It wasn't so1
bad when Minnesota was awarded first place on last week's poll, and1
Michigan was dropped 'to sixth.
But now the thing has gone too far. The Wolverines spank Northwes-]
tern. Northwestern stays in tenth spot. Michigan drops to seventh. At that1
rate, if we whip Ohio Saturday, we may have a chance of finishing any-
where from eighth to tenth.
We decided to improve upon the situation. The Double today presents
the ten top teams of the nation. Most of them are unbeaten, some have been
upset just once. But unquestionably they are the best. We will stake our
reputation on the thing. If anyone can prove us wrong, we will start eat-
ing along with our telephone friend.
Here are the teams in the order we chose them.
Ypsilanti ................................. 21,567 votes
Milligan ......... ..............12,567 votes
Rensselaer............................. .11,567 votes
Kalamazoo ..................................9,567 votes
Michigan...................... ......8,567 votes
Tulsa ........................ ..........4,567 votes
Mount Union .............................. 1,567 votes
Minnesota .................................... 3 votes
The Wolverines of Michigan lead the pack, because we sincerely be-
lieve them to be the best football squad in the nation. There is no doubt
in our minds.
From there on in, it's a toss-up. Ypsilanti placed -second because the
Hurons smacked Alma, 24-7 three weeks ago, and besides they should be
good considering their proximity to the Wolverine bailiwick.
An undefeated squad from Abilene, Texas, Hardin-Simmons, comes
third. The mighty cowboys are undefeated and untied. Their amazing string
includes triumphs over Centenary, Catholic U. and Texas Mines. That, dear
readers, is going some.
Fourth place Milligan is another of the unbeaten sqauds, while Renn-
selaer is put right behind because of its victories over the Coast Guards,
Drexel Tech and Trinity. Moreover, Tom Harmon was born in Rennselaer,
Kalamazoo comes sixth. So it should. Any school near Ann Arbor de-
serves a big play. Besides, the Broncos whipped Manchester two weeks
ago. What more do you want?
Because the AP poll says that the Wolverines are the seventh best squad
in the nation, we included them again in our list at that spot. That's just so
the so-called experts won't feel too badly about the situation.
Tulsa gets eighth postition. With a nickname like the "Golden Hurri-
cane," any team ought to be good. The 32-0 triumph over Creighton proves
In ninth place is Mount Union. They aren't so hot. That's why
they're ninth. They haven't won a game yet, but the Purple Raiders are
trying hard every time. They even fought Hiram to a 0-0 deadlock.
Minnesota gets tenth spot. The reasons for this are sentiment and the
Gophers fine exhibition against Michigan.
There you have it.
Al Davis Banished In New York State
Passing Attack Gives Victors
Triumph Over Fletcher, 13-6
By BOB STAHL
Passing their way down the field
for two touchdowns, Wenley House
defeated Fletcher Hall, 13-6, in a bit-
terly-fought game at Wines Field last
night to annex the 1940 Dormitory
touch football crown.
Wenley drew first blood as Johnny
Matthews, their star right halfback,
threw an 18 yard pass to Ed Banta
in the first quarter. Matthews tossed
another pass for the extra point to
Ralph Gibert, Wenley left end, who
was the captain of last year's All-
State basketball team from Flint.
The quarter ended with Wenley lead-
After Wally Spreen, right end for
the winners, had blocked two Fletcher
passes in the middle of the second
quarter, Wenley took over the ball on
the Fletcher 15 yard line. On the
next play, Bernie Kroot heaved a long
pass to Gibert in the end zone. Ban-
ta's attempted place kick for the ex-
tra point was blocked by Ken Butler
and Wenley House led, 13-0.
Then, in the third quarter, Fletcher
Hall 'made its bid. After Matthews
had downed his own punt on the
Fletcher 36-yard line, Bob Vibbert,
star left-half of the West Quad team,
passed to Gordon Ardrew on the 50
yard line. Mixing ground-gaining
plunges with a brilliant aerial attack.
Fletcher drove 64 yards toward the
Wenley goal line.
Their first attempt to score failed
as Banta intercepted one of Vib-
bert's passes behind the goal line, but
Wenley was offside and the play was
called back. Vibbert next completed a
pass to Walt Fish, who scampered
over the goal line for the Fletcher
score. Vibbert's attempted kick for
the conversion hit the uprights and
the teams changed goals to start the
final quarter with Wenley leading,
Fletcher made a last desperate -at-
tempt to score in the fourth quarter
as Fish and Andrews passed and car-
ried the ball down to the Wenley 15
yard line, but the drive ended as
Vibbert's pass on fourth down was
knocked out of bounds by Jerry Blu-
menthal. The final whistle sounded
before Fletcher could try again and
the game ended with Wenley House
the winner, 13-6.
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NEW YORK, Nov. 19. - P)- The
heaviest penalty ever imposed on a
fighter by the New Yorks Athletic
Commission was pinned on Al Davis
today for the tactics which caused
his disqualification in the second
rounc of his tilt with Fritzie Zivic
The Commission revoked his license
and penalized him $2,500 for the
fiasco in Madison Square ,Garden,
in which Referee Billy Cavanagh
stopped the fight after Davis 'had
struck the welterweight champion in
foul territory eight or ten times in
the second round.
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