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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Crisler Awards

Varsity Letters

To 25 Wolverine Gridmen

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don wirtehafter's
DAIL Y DO UBLE
An Open Letter To Margot .:.
DEAR MARGOT,
With tears in my eyes, I send you this letter. I have always had a
sincere feeling of sympathy for one with troubles.
Yesterday I read something that I thought might interest you. Not
that I care tq be catty about this thing. Of course not. How could you
ever feel that way about it.
This story appeared in the Chicago Daily News:
"HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 23.-What do you think, girls-Marjorie
Weaver is getting Tom Harmon, the Ann Arbor football flash, for
Christmas dinner.
When Tom comes to the coast to play at San Francisco in the
East-West football game shortly before the holidays, Marjorie will jour-
ney from Hollywood up to the Golden Gate city to meet the Mid-West
All-Americanmind on Christmas Day, they'll return to Hollywood to-
gether, where Marjorie's mama will cook dinner.
Marjorie admits that she thinks Tom is a pretty swell guy, but when
she's pressed as to whether the romance will lead to the Mendelssohn
march she plays it safe with a third down punt by saying: "Tommy is a
grand boy and I think he's pretty swell. But as for marriage-well, we
haven't really gotten around to talking that. You see, we haven't known
each other very long."
Marjorie and Tom met in Detroit when Marjorie was on a P.A. tour
recently with Elsa Maxwell . . .
They saw each other again back in Chicago when play girl Elsa
threw a party. Orson Welles, Jack Dempsey, Mary Beth Hughes, Paul
Draper and Marjorie and Tom attended. They haven't seen each other
since, although Marjorie is afraid the long distance bill Tom has been
incurring with his frequent cross-country calls will make him the
senior-most-in-debt on the Ann Arbor campus.
Tom won't know it until he reads it here, but Marjorie has already
had a talk with Darryl Zanuck, her Fox boss, and the studio is interested
in talking business with Tom possibly as the leading man in a football
picture .
If sometime during the Christmas holidays here in Hollywood Mar-
jorie and Tom lipped away to Yuma and were married, no one in
Cinemaville would be too surprised-least of all, Marjorie Weaver."
Well, Margot, that's what I saw. I hate to believe it all. But don't feel
too badly. There are many more men in this amazing world.
And I always'want you to remember that the old Daily Doubler is still
in circulation.
Sincerely, Uncle Don.

Maxwell Club Names
Harmon Nation's Best
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 25.-(IP)-
Tommy Harmon, Michigan's great
halfback was chosen by the Maxwell
Memorial Club today as the nation's
No. 1 football player for 1940.
He will receive the award at the
Club's annual dinner here on Dec. 17.
Nile Kinnick, of Iowa, received the
award last year. Davey O'Brien, of
Texas Christian, was honored in
1938 and Clint Frank, of Yale, in 1937.
Four Michigan
Men Make AP
All-Star Team
Four members of Michigan's foot-
ball squad were named to the Asso-
ciated Press All-Conference team an-
nounced yesterday. The team was
chosen by the coaches of all teams in
the Big Ten.
Tom Harmon, for the third straight
year, and Forest Evashevski, for the
second time, were chosen to fill two
of the spots on the mythical squad,
Harmon at halfback and Evy at
quarterback. Two new Michigan
members of the all-star squad are
Ed Frutig star pass-catching end
from River Rouge and Ralph (Tug-
boat) Fritz, husky guard.
Al Wistert, sophomore tackle of the
Wolverine squad, was named to the
second All-Conference team and Joe
Rogers, Milo Sukup, Bob Ingalls and
Bob Westfall were given honorable
'mention.
Northwestern's powerful Wildcat
aggregation placed three men in the
all-star line, with Paul Hiemenz being
a unanimous choice for the center
spot. Joe Lokanc was awarded one
of the guard spots while Alf Bauman
made the squad at tackle.
Minnesota's national champion
Gopher squad placed only two men
on the team, Urban Odson, gigantic
tackle, and star halfback George
Franck winning places in the lineup.
Dave Rankin, star Purdue end, and
hard-hitting George Paskvan, Wis-
consin fullback, complete the first
team lineup.

Six On Squad
Receive Third'
Major Award
Eleven Men Get Reserve
Numerals; Elect 1941
Season Captain Today
(Coninued from Page 1) X
Crisler with a total of 16 lettermen to
serve as a nucleus for his next year's
team.
The conclusion of the current sea-1
son marked the third straight suc-
cessful year under the Crisler regime
and brought the record of Michigan's
"New Deal" football teams to 19 wins.
four losses and one tie over the three
year period.
Three of the defeats came at the
hands of Minnesota, by 7-6 scores in
1938 and 1940, and by a 20-7 margin
in 1939. The only other setback was
the startling 16-7 upset at the hands
of Illinois last year, while the lone tie
game was played with Northwestern
in 1938. In those three season's
Michigan's Crisler-coached elevens
scored 546 points to their opponents'
168.
The 1940 Big Ten runnerup eleven
will go down in history as one of the
highest scoring Michigan teams in
the past two decades. This year's
Maize and Blue eleven tallied 196
points to its opponents' 34. With the
exception of the 1939 team' that
scored 219 points with the aid of an
85-0 triumph over Chicago, no team
since 1925 has equalled the total
chalked up by this year's Wolverines.
Additional statistics reveal that the
1940 Varsity made 132 first downs to
its opponents' 49, and outgained its
eight opponents in rushing, 1,943
yards to 847. Michigan passers also
completed 45 out of 99 aerials for a
gain of 520 yards through the air, in-
tercepted 15 enemy passes and re-
turned them 108 yards, and blocked
six opponents' punts.
-The Varsity letter winners will
meet today to elect a captain for the
1941 season and also to select the
most valuable player for the season
just concluded.
Thirty Cagers
Practice Daily
Oosterbaan 'Takes Over
As First Game Nears
It was "so long, football" and "how-
dy, basketball" for Coach Bennie
Oosterbaan yesterday afternoon, as
relieved of his grid coaching labors,
he joined his hoop squad at the newly
erected Field House court.
Oosterbaan was greeted by a squad
of 30 men who had been working out
at the Sports Building under assis-
tant coaches Ernie McCoy and Jake
Townsend for the past few weeks.
Seven lettermen were on hand to
provide Bennie with a nucleus for the
1940 edition of his Wolverine hoop
team. They were: Captain Herb Bro-
gan, Mike Sofiak, George Ruehle,
Bob Fitzgerald, Jim Grissen, Bill
Cartmill and Joe Glasser.
In addition to these veterans, Oos-
terbaan plans to devote plenty of
attention to several of last year's
reserves and some promising sopho-
more talent.
Bill Herrmann, Harold Westerman,
Don Holman and Penny Morris all
saw action last year and are back
to press the veterans for positions.
Gridder Norm Call is also expected
to join the squad in a few days.
Among the sophomores, Jim Mand-
ler, Leo Doyle, Mel Comm, John

Hanzlik, Bill Houle and John Mi-
kulich appear the leading candidates
for Varsity jobs.
The Wolverines will open the sea-

Charity Game
With Gophers
Is Suggested
A chance to re-play that Minne-
sota game, the only blot on Michi-
gan's 1940sseason record, was at
least a possibility today.
A movement to have the teams
meet in a post-season contest for the
benefit of the Red Cross has been ini-
tiated by alumni, it was announced
yesterday. Although there is a Con-
ference ruling against such games, a
precedent was established in 1931
when the rule was waived to allow
Big Ten teams to play extra tilts for
unemployment relief.
If the game is allowed, its backers
suggested it be held Dec. 7 here in
the Stadium. Judging from the
capacity crowd which saw the Goph-
ers squeeze out a 7-6 win over the
Wolverines in Minneapolis, the sug-
gested charity event would probably
pack the bowl.
A. J. Berres, manager of the De-
troit chapter of the Red Cross, ex-
pressed interest, and said that a
definite statement would probably be
made today.
Contact will have to be made
with Prof. W. J. Monkhaus, of Indi-
ana University, chairman of the
board. before permission can be
granted.
Bierman Vetoes Bowl
Bid Acceptance
Minnesota's Coach Bernie Bier-
man vetoed the bid to the Gophers
to play Stanford on the Rose Bowl
New Year's Day in a statement be-
fore the Minneapolis Touchdown
Club yesterday. "Our season is over
and that's that." he said.
The Purdue faculty voted against
the proposal yesterday, while Iowa's
Board in Control of Athletics was
"heartily in favor" of it.
SPORTS CLINIC SCHEDULE
Tuesday, Nov. 26
Wrestling, 4:30 p.m.
Wrestling Room
Demonstration by Assistant
Varsity Coach Port Robertson
and two members of varsity
team. All men who expect to
wrestle in the fraternity meet
Dec. 16 and 17 will be expected
to be on hand. Other students
who desire instruction are also
invited.
Boxing, 4:30 p.m. Boxing Room
Coach Marty Levandowski will
demonstrate benefits of instruc-
tion for beginners.
Fencing, 4:30 p.m.
Third Floor Locker Room
Coach John Johnstone and
assistants, Ray Chambers and
John- Dreher will demonstrate
method of teaching beginners.

Faculty Drills In Preparation
For Swim Gala Event Friday

By WOODY BLOCK
The rootinest, tootinest, most hi-
larious water polo match ever played
will take place Friday night in the
Sports building pool when Matt Mann
sends a picked squad of faculty men
out to do or die for his sixth annual
Swim"Gala.
Long and skinny, short and fat -
these representatives of higher learn-
ing have been holding secret practice
sessions day and night in preparation
for the "splash of the year."
Time Rule on Dunks
So far but one iron-clad rule has
been, laid down. it's understood by
all that you can't hold a man under
water for more than five minutes.
Outside of that, anything goes.
And what a collection of mental
giants Mann has resurrected for the
great struggle! Undoubtedly the out-
standing player of the evening will be
Carl Hubbs, professor of Zoology and
Curator of fishes in the Museum. If
ever there was a .man who knew of
the habitat in which he will be seen
Friday, it is Carl Hubbs.
James, Hughes Will Help
He will be ably assisted in getting
around in those strange, turbulent
waters by none other than Preston
James, Professor of Geography. Then
there's Byrn Hughes, lecturer in the
School of Education, who will try to

argue his way out of getting ducked
by his cronies.
Clark Hopkins, assciate professor
of Latin and Greek has been induced
to leave the realm of Coliseums and
Parthenons to invade the Mannator-
ium for a fling at this confusing,
complicated game. At the latest re-
ports - Hopkins is rumored to have
said it's all Greek to him.
16 On Faculty Squad
All in all, there'll be 16 members
of the faculty tugging at the leash,
awaiting their chance to be "All-
American Soaks" for a night. Peren-
ially the funniest event on the entire
program, this year's water polo
match should be twice as good. You're
now allowed to hold a man under the
surface longer than ever before!
If your professor is seen with his
noggin in a fish bowl this week you'll
know he is getting in shape for the
gigantic Swim Gala Friday, Nov. 29,
at the Sports Building pool.
Sigma Alpha Mu Wins
Sigma Alpha Mu advanced into the
finals of the second-place Fraternity
speedball playoffs with Sigma Chi
yesterday as they defeated Chi Phi
in a high-scoring game, 10-8. Zeta
Beta Tau won a forfeit over Delta
Tau Delta in the only other game
scheduled.

*0 s
* IS A
* PLEASURE
at
Burr, Patterson & Auld !
0 1209 South University 0
* RUTH ANN OAKES, Mgr. 0

>* * '
Harnon received a letter yesterday
addressed to "No. 98, All-American."
It was sent from Wooster, Ohio
Tomorrow eve, the Ace will appear on,
Eddie Cantor's air shov and Sunday
on Bill Stern's program.

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Evening Elegance

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First Team
Frutig, Michigan E
Odson, Minnesota T
Lokanc, N'west'n G
Hiemenz, N'west'n C
Fritz, Michigan G
Bauman, N'west'n T
Rankin, Purdue E
Evashevski, Mich. Q
Harmon, Mich. HB
Franck, Minn. HB
Paskvan, Wis. FB

Second Team
Anderson, OSU
Wistert, Mich
Embick Wis.
White, OSU.
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Enich, Iowa
Harris, Indiana
Scott, OSU
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