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-NO~WB 28, 1940~


Harmon Wins Heisman

Trophy With Unprecedented Vote

Gala Features
Child Ace, Son
Of Professor
He's a swimming fool and only
three years old! That's little Peter
Fries, tiny son of Prof. Charles C.
Fries, of the English department.
What's more, Peter Fries is one of
the feature attractions of Matthew
Mann's great Swim Gala to be held
Friday night. He's going to put on a
one-man exhibition before the big-
gest crowd of his short career. '
At Home In Water
The audience may be strange but
the water won't, for master Fries hasI
been treading his way through aqua
since he was a mere child of 18I
months. He has even hauled that
diminutive frame of his across the
long Sports building pool four times
without stopping, which is some sort
of a record for a three-year-old.
The young aquatic star won't be
the only member of the family repre-
sented in the Gala, however. The
senior Fries, one of the best water
polo players around, is listed as a
sure starter in the great faculty free-
for-all match.
This titanic struggle, bringing to-
gether 16 of the wildest, wooliest
members of Michigan's upper staff is
sure to be a crowd pleaser. With no
holds barred and a time limit of five
minutes to hold a man under water,
this event should click from the
word go.
Will Help WAA
Lending charm in the feminine
fashion, two accomplished divers rep-
resenting the female side of the
swimming world will help varsity
men Jack Wolin and T-Bone Martin
demonstrate diving as it should be.
Part of the receipts of this, the
sixth annual Gala, will go to the
Women's 4thletic Association to help
swell the und for a swimming pool.
Tickets are fifty cents for everyone-
no reserved seats available.
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don wirtehafter's
Memoial Stadium, Mernik And Mud..
The Daily Double today presents its all-opponent eleven for 1940.
Everyone always contacts the gridders themselves before picking all-
opponent teams, but we passed the Wolverines up this time. After all,
when the game is on, those lads are busy. They haven't time to judge who
the best guys are across the scrimmage line.
So in order to make the thing more sane and accurate for our
readers who are just dying each year to hear whom the Double selects
on its team, we have formed a Board for the Choosing of All-Opponent
It was this outstanding group of four men who chose our 1940 squad.
These guys know their football. There is no doubt about that. We secured
a book stacker from the library, a professor from the Greek department,
a lad who peddles newspapers downtown and finally the fellow who de-
livers milk to our house each morning.
They went to work four days ago, andl late last night handed in the
results. It was a masterful piece of work.
Left End .................Little Joe Mernik
Left Tackle ........ . .....Minneapolis Weather
Left Guard ................ Midget Joe Mernik
Center ................Point After Touchdown
Right Guard ......... ........Tiny Joe Mernik
Right Tackle...............Memorial Stadium
Right End.................Itsy Bitsy Mernik
quarterback ..................... Slippery Turf
Left Halfback .............. Mighty Mite Mernik
Right Halfback .............. Eighty Yard Run
Fullback .............................. Mernik
Honorable mention ...............Bruce Smith
As the Board pointed out, that is the only combination that has been
able to beat the Wolverines all year.
* * * *
Tom Harmon became a professional athlete last night when he appeared
on the Eddie Cantor radio show . . . He received $500 plus expenses for his
work . . . which isn't a bad start.
The Ace still turns hands down on all pro football bids . . . claims
that he would prefer a $5,000 radio job rather than a $25,000 pro grid
contract . . . His turning pro has no bearing upon his appearance in the
East-West game on New Year's Day
* * * *
In his pre-game pep-talk, Coach Francis "On-The-Way-Out" Schmidt
told his gridders they would, be doing "Old Zup" a favor if they would stop
Harmon from scoring a touchdown Saturday and tying Grange's record.
"Do it for Zuppke," he yelled.
After the game, Schmidt told reporters the following:
"We could have kept the score down by using the first team all of
the time, but I wanted to give the boys we're going to have to use next
year a chance."
Ain't that swell of him though?
Northwestern Wins Five Places
On Wolverine Opponents Team

Michigan Star
Tops Nation's
Gridiron Aces
Kimbrough, Texas Aggie
Fullback, Takes Second
Honors;_Franck, Third
NEW YORK, Nov. 27-UP)-Tom
Harmon, brilliant halfback of the
University of Michigan's football
team, was announced tonight as the
winner of the Heisman Memorial
Trophy given each year by the Down-
town Athletic Club of New York to
the nation's outstanding college grid-
Harmon polled an unprecedented
number of points, 1,303, in the coun-
trywide balloting by sportswriters
and broadcasters to beat out John
Kimbrough of Texas A. and M., who
received 841.
Dominates Four Sections
The presentation will be made at
a dinner at the Downtown Athletic
Club Dec. 9.
The voting was conducted through
five sections and Harmon dominated
in all except the Southwest, where
Kimbrough led by 12 points. The big
Texas Aggie back was second in the
East, Southeast, Midwest, and Pacific
The next three choices nationally
were George Franck of Minnesota,
102 points; Frank Albert of Stanford,
90; and Paul Christman of Missouri,
O'Rourke Highly Rated
In the East Charles O'Rourke of
Boston College and Walt Matuszczak
of Cornell were rated third and
fourth; in the Midwest it was Franck;
in the Southwest Marshall Robnett,
Texas Aggie guard, and Franck; and
in the Far West, Albert and his Stan-
ford teammate, Norman Standlee.
Last year the award was won by
Nile Kinnick of Iowa.
Harmon also was voted the year's
outstanding player yesterday by the
Maxwell Memorial Club of Philadel-
phia and will receive the award Dec.
4 Fraternity Jewelers

Hockey Team
Faces London
This Saturday
When the Michigan hockey team
skates onto the Coliseum ice Sat-
day night to face the London A.C.
squad in the season's opening contest,
you can bet your bottom dollar that
the boys will be out to give every-
thing they've got.
Before the schedule was arranged,
it looked as though the Wolverines
might have to content themselves
with a card made up entirely of
teams from this side of the border,
due to the war and restricted immi-
gration rulings for Canadian citizens.
But Eddie Lowrey, pint-sized Wol-
verine coach, has a score to settle
with the lads from the Ontario city
and so it was with a sigh of relief that
he greeted the news that the diffi-
culties had been straightened out.
The boys have passports and will
be here as scheduled.
Lowrey's reason for wanting to get
another shot at the Londoners lies
in a record of three straight defeats
suffered by the Wolverines at their
Four years ago, the Michigan puck
squad defeated London overwhelm-
ingly, sinking them under an 8-1
score, but since then, things have
been different. The following year,
the Canadians eked out a 3-2 upset
victory and followed this with 5-3
and 3-1 wins over Lowrey's boys.
But the Wolverines are stronger this
year and Eddie is hoping against hope
that they'll win this one for him and
break that London jinx before it
has time to become a tradition.

Varsity Basketeers
Lose Joe Glasser
The injury jinx lost little time tak-
ing a crack at the Varsity basketball
team this season when it felled Joe
Glasser, one of the seven lettermen
on the squad, yesterday afternoon.
Glasser sustained a severe knee in-
jury in a roughhouse practice scrim-
mage and will be lost to the team for
the greater part of the season. The
Enid, Okla., senior, a promising six-
foot prospect, saw action in seven
games last year and was considered
one of the leading candidates for the
vacant left forward berth this sea-

Tiursday, Nov. 28
Gymnastics. 4:30 p.m., Auxiliary
Gymnasium, Instructor Joe
Golf, 4:30 p.m., Golf Driving Nets,
Varsity Coach Ray Courtright.
Archery, '7:30 p.m., Auxiliary Gym-
nasium, Demonstration, David
Conger. Organization of Arch-
ery- Club.
Jiu Jitsu. 8:00 p.m. Demonstration
by Mr. Joe Passanise, instructor
at the Detroit YMCA. Regular
classes will be held if there is
sufficient interest.






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With a highly successful season
packed in mothballs, Michigan's foot-
ball squad has gone into a committee-
of-the-whole and has come forth
with its annual all-opponents team.
Northwestern led with five places,
Minnesota placed three, and Ohio
State, Pennsylvania, and Harvard
came up with one each.
The selections were as follows:
Ends-Al Butherus, Northwestern,
and Frank Clair, Ohio State.
Tackles-Alf Bauman, Northwes-
tern, and Urban Odson, Minnesota.
Guards-Endicott Peabody, Har-
vard, and Joe Lokanc, Northwestern.
Center-Ray Frick, Pennsylvania.
Backs-Dick Richards, Northwest-
ern, quarterback, George Franck and
Bruce Smith, Minnesota, halfbacks,
and Don Clawson, Northwestern, full-
Scrappy little Joe Lokanc of
Northwestern received the most votes
-16, with teammate Alf Bauman
following close behind with 14. At the
other spot "Chubby" Peabody of Har-
vard nosed out Irv Mendelson of
Penn, and Gopher Odson barely won
over Keni Reinhardt of California at
the remaining tackle post. At the
flanks scattered votes went to Warner

of Penn, Kaufman of Harvard, and
Fitch of Minnesota.
In the backfield, Dick Richards of
Northwestern held sway at quarter-
back. His main opposition came from
Bob Paffrath of Minnesota. "Red"
f{ahnenstein of Northwestern, Rea-
gan of Pennsylvania, and Wy Davis
of Michigan State fell short of win-
ning the halfback assignments. Claw-
son, the pile-driving Northwestern
fullback rounded out the Wildcat
quota with a decision over Allen of
Penn and Sweiger, of Minnesota.






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Alabama_. ...................~.William Lipsey.
C(ornell *...........Stanley M. Berman
Duke.............. .........Andrew L. Ducker. Jr.
Harvard ................. ................ H. F. Haviland
Illinois................ .....John Davis
Iowa.... .. ...Thomas E. Ryan
Kansas.............:................Rea Cowart
Marquette..........Quentin J. O'Sullivan
Michigan State .. ......... John M. Carman
Minnesota. ....Lynn Fenstermacher
Ohio State............ . Joseph T. Johnston
Oklahoma................ S. M. Anderson. Jr.
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