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URBAN ODSON

BUTCH LEVY

CAPT. BRUCE SMITH GENE FLICK

BOB F'ITCH

CAPT. BOB WESTFALL

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TOM KUZMA

VOL. LH. No. 24 ANN ARBOR, MICH., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1941 Z-323 PRICE FIVE CENTS;

REUBEN KELTO

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6,000 Yell
For Revenge
At Pep Rally
Victory-Hungry Fans Jam
Field House To Cheer
Bloodthirsty Wolverines
Anticipated Trouble
Fails To Materialize
With dedfening "roll 'em up's" and
yea Michigan's," nearly 6,000 lusty
voices in Yost Field House last night
convinced Tom Harmon-who doubt-
ed-Fritz Crisler-who hoped-and
the student body-who already knew
-that every Michigan student is sol-
idly behind a fighting Wolverine
team which today is out to cut a
seven-year Gopher victory string.
Victory-hungry fans fulfilled with
tremendous cheers Coach Crisler's
hope that "no -one at the rally is
afraid of the Minnesota game."
But ITom Harmon struck a more
A bright, sunny and rather cool
Saturday was forecast by the offi-
cia' United States Weather Bu-
reau late last night. A tempera-
ture of 60 degrees was expected.
serious note. He told students that
"if you let the team down when they
really need a boost, you're the big-
gest bunch of rats that ever lived."
Tom Harmon meant it. And the
students understood and cheered.
Though the rally was one of the
biggest in University history, none of
the violence of years past was noted.
Local theatres, however, anticipated
trouble and locked their doors.
Police encountered little difficulty
although pranksters lifted up a small
automobile and deposited it in a pre-
carious position on the steps of Alum-
ni Memorial Hall. The fever pitch
had calmed down by 2 a.m.
Football Souvenir
Regular international, national
and campus news will be found on
pages two and three.

Is Anything Wrong Here?--NO!

Capacity Crowd
To SeeThriller
Nation's Top-Ranking Football Contest
May Decide Conference Crown
By HAL WILSON
(Daily sports Editor)
At 2 p.m. today Michigan gridiron prestige goes on the block.
For seven consecutive years Wolverine football teams have pitted
their might against that of Minnesota. And for seven consecutive years
they have been turned back with depressing, almost humiliating regular-
ity, Twice since 1933 the Wolverines have out-fought, out-ga.pd and
out-played heavier, favored Golden Gopher grid machines-but the
result was the same.
In a few short hours Head Coach Fritz Crisler will again throw his
grimly determined squad against the Giants from the North, rated by
football experts as the greatest of Minnesota's invincible string of jugger-
nauts which have virtually ruled the nation's gridirons the past decade.
Few games have ever carried more significance, more heart-throbs,
more downright drama and emotion than this one in the Stadium this
afternoon. Unquestionably the outstanding clash of the week and the
season, it will be aired coast to coast over three national hook-ups, NBC,
CBS, and MBS, by Bill Stern, Ted Husing and Joe Gentile. A guaranteed
capacity and Stadium record crowd of 87,000 tension-charged home-
coming fans will jam into the bulging bowl.
At stake will be football's most famous trophy, the Little Brown
Jug, emblematic of Minnesota-Michigan gridiron supremacy. But even
more vital, the crucial clash will almost certainly decide the Western
Conference title. And a national championship may be hinging on the
S ---_--4 utcome of the bitterly-fought strug-

The Brown Jug Mystery

Probable
Starting Lineups
MINNESOTA
Judd Ringer, Bob
Fitch .................. Ends
Urban Odson, Dick
Wildug .... .........Tackles!
Helge Pukema, Butch ,
Levy ................ Guards
Gene Flick. .... ........Center
Bill Garnaas.......Quarterback
Bruce Smith, Bob
Sweiger ........... Halfbacks
Bill Daley ....... . Fullback
MICHIGAN
Joe Rogers, Harlan
Fraumann .............. Ends
Al Wistert, Reubenr
Kelto.................Tackles
Bob Kolesar, Merv
Pregulman ............ Guards
Bob Ingalls .............Center
George Ceithaml .. Quarterback
Tom Kuzma, Tippy
Lockard ...........Halfbacks
Bob Westfall .......... Fullback

gle.
Both teams are undefeated. Their
records are almost identical. They
have played a common opponent
in Pittsburgh's purged Panthers.
Michigan crushed Pitt, 40-0. A week
later the Gophers sprayed their grid-
iron might for only 40 minutes, but
crushed the Panthers, 39-0.
Both teams have faced one very
tough opponent. Minnesota shoved a
fine Washington outfit all over the
field before winning, 14-6. Michigan
outsmarted and outfought a powerful
Northwestern eleven, 14-7, last week.
The Gophers' other triumph was over
a weak Illinois team, 34-6, while the
Wolverines have also edged out Iowa,
6-0, and decisively whipped Michigan
State, 19-7.
There is little to choose between
the two on the records. But on the
basis of reserves, a ;dynamite-laden
backfield combination and a bulky
206-pound forward wall, plus the cold
fact that most of these same lads
were good enough to win a national
championship last year, Minnesota
has been 'installed a slight 8-5 pre-
(Continued on Page 6)

By TOM THUMB
The campus was agog L early this,
morning with the startling news-
which started in a whispering cam-
paign and ended in a tornado of ru-
mors-that the Little Brown Jug,
famous trophy of Michigan-Minne-
sota rivalry, had been mutilated.
The jug, upon which are inscribed
the scores of all of the 'M'-'M' clashes
since the first classic ii 1905, was be-
lieved to have been defaced during
transit from Minneapolis to Ann Ar-
bor, where the Wolverines plan to
keep the trophy for the first time in

seven years. In the space provided
on the jug for the 1941 score, an
amateur prognosticator has inscribed
a large "120" for Michigan and a
prophetic "0" for Minnesota.
Minnesota -team and officials had
been watching the jug closely all
night, and everyone is at a loss to
explain how the incident occurred.
The "spirit writing" theory has been
discredited.
A late flash from the Associated
Press states that the "handwriting
on the jug," as it is now being known,
(See GOING MY WAY, Page 4)

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