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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Graham
Soph Halfback
Passes Twice
For Markers
Purple Holds Big Margin
In Statistics; Buckeyes
Score On tong March
COLUMBUS, O., Oct. 25. -'l)-
Northwestern's snarling Wildcats
clawed their way back into the West-
ern Conference football picture to-
day, defeating an out-manned but
not out-fought band of Ohio State
Bucks, 14 to 7, before 71,896 fans.
The Cats, armed with the unerring
passing accuracy of sophomore half-
through the air for their tallies and
back Otto Graham, struck twice
through the air for their tallies and
then bottled the' Bucks deep in their
own territory throughout the last
half to clinch their second confer-
ence victory. Next week Northwest-
ern stacks up against unbeaten Min-
nesota.
Hecklinger Scores
Ohio's lone score came on a 70-
-yard march in the first period, sopho-
more fullback Harold (Bob) Heck-
linger, substituting for the injured
Jack Graf, smacking over, for the
touchdown from the two-yard line.
But it was Hecklinger, moved up
from the third string only this week,
who had the misfortune of setting the
stage for Northwestern's winning
marker. He fumbled on the 16-yard
line in the third period and North-
western's alert end, Bob Motl, re-
covered. Two plays later Motl took
a 16-yard pass from Graham for a
touchdown.
Northwestern, holding a wide edge
in statistics all afternoon, started
moving goalward with the opening
kickoff.
Graham Tosses 43 Yard Pass
Ohio then held Northwestern for.
downs on the one-yard line. But
after being halted again on the 13
by an intercepted pass, the Cats
banged into pay territory on the
third try as Graham heaved a 43-
yard pass to end Bud Hasse.
Quarterback Dick Erdlitz booted
both extra points for Northwestern.
Trhe Wildcats were out front only
log enough for the Bucks to take
the kickoff and march 70 yards. 1
Northwestern lost a touchdown in
the second period ater another Gra-
hamn aerial dropped into the arms
of substitute end Al Colberg, behin
the Ohio goal.
The officials ruled, however, that
Colberg interferred with Fisher and
the pass was ruled incomplete-.
It took the Wildcats only four
minutes after the intermission-aid-
ed by Hecklinger's fumble-to score.
Buckeye Line Holds
While Northwestern checked Ohio's
offense the rest of the way, the Catsi
threatened to score twice in the final
period. Once down to the one-foot
line, they were pushed back to the,
four as Ohio took the ball on downs.
And Graham broke up a desperate
last-minute Ohio passing attack by
intercepting, an aerial and running,
it 40 yards to Ohio's five as the game
ended.
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Sophomore Guard Stars In Defeat

A Tribute To The Forgotten Heroes Underdog Steelers
Face Bears Today

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Of Football, The Red-Shirted Scrubs
By HOE SELTZER comed into the Crimson Order with of the starting Red Shirt eleven who
It is reel five of "Knute Rockne, All open arms. Since they are nearly al- has been on the football squad for
American", starring Pat O'Brien, in ways on defense against the Varsity two seasons. The others are new-
the little theater off Liberty Avenue. they welcome a large personnel so comers this fall, the complete lineup
Knute is talking to Tommy Jones, Jthat they can substitute freely among being: Ends, Jack Petoskey and Bill
one of his gridders. "Tommy," say, themselves. This way they can keep MacConnachie: tackles, Bill Mac-
Knute, placing his arm around the fresh and frisky enough to carry out Dougall and Secontine; guards, Tro-
lads stro n g shouldersn "For their sacred purpose of repulsing the gan ad Anderson; center. Bob Mc-
lad's ystrn young slers, "r offensive skulduggery of Coach Cris- Faddin; quarterback, John Harrigan;
three years you've played your heart ler and his cohorts. tailback. Bob Morrison (backfield
enough to make the Varsity, you nev- This year both the unity and the captain); wingback, Jim Brown; and
engto mnakme thasityyo d nv st manpower of the Reds is at an un- fullback. Miller.
er got in a game. but that didn't stop,
you. Everything you had you gave as precedentedly high level, and there- Reconciled To Fate
guard on the scrubs. As a result, if fore on at least one occasion the game These men and their substitutes
Notre Dame teams for the past three in the stadium was cake to the Var- are reconciled to their fate. They
years have been great football ma- sity after the bread and water the know they're not going to get their
chines, you made it possible as much scrubs had fed them all week. letters this season. They have to look
as the other coaches and myself. And i Whip Varsity Into Shape fdrward to next fall for that, remem-
to show you how much I appreciate Which is to say the Reds do not bering that there have been those
what you've done for me, for the team bring their knitting along to these who wore Red Shirts one year and
and for the school, I'm taking you scrimmage sessions. They're out there star performers the next-Ed Frutig
along with the squad to Navy this to play football, and if they don's and Rube Kelto for instance.
Saturday and-I'm going to let you quite measure up to the standard of And a final point to remember. Any
kick off!" the first three teams which compose lad who works his way onto the Var-
the Blue camp, they still pack enough 1sity via the Red Shirts can do one
Fade out of scene ... kick to keep the elite 33 from for- thing if nothing else. He can play
Red Shirt Honored getting that the grid sport is a rough one whale of a game on defense.
Four young men stand up at their game. - -
places in the darkened theater and These Red Shirts are an aloof and _
remain with heads bowed in a long haughty lot. If it is easy to become a
moment of reverent silence. At long wearer of the crimson in the first
last one of their members has been place, it is quite another matter when
honored. A Red Shirt has gotten into it comes to doffing it. One swears a
the game.Itacit alegiance when he enters the

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CHICAGO. C. 25. - P)iI--Buff
Donelli, ncey-acqired coach of the
Pittsburgh Steelers. could become the
most popular man in the National
Football League tomorrow.
He could, but he probably won't.
To gain the plaudits of his associates
Donelli's Steclers would have to whip
the powerful Chicago Bears-some-
thing no other team has been able to
do this season. The Green Bay Pack-
ers came close to accomplishing this
but the champions still are unde-
feated while averaging 44 points a
game against four opponents.
Pittsburgh is 01le oniy team ihe
league which hasn't yet won a game.

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Playing the full 60 minutes against the bruising Golden Gophers of
Minnesota, Merv Pregulman, giant sophomore guard on the Wolverine
varsity, proved to be one of Michigan's shining lights as they went down
in defeat to the mighty Norsemen. Pregulman displayed both courage
and finished football ability as he repeatedly broke through the huge
Gopher forward wall to nail the ball carrier, while his blocking was
batteringly effective in clearing the way for the Maize and Blue runners.
'Spartans Smash Wayne, 39-6;
Tartars Score After Final Gun

Commenting, on the film, Angie
Trogan, sophomore guard and line'
captain of the 1941 Red Shirts, says,
and I quote: "More pictures like this
should be made in order to acquaint,
the general public with the indispen-,
sible role performed by my colleagues
and myself."
"Yeah," echoes tackle Vince Secon-
tine.
"Angie ain't just blowin' his top,"
agrees Buck Miller, first team Red
fullback.
Love To Play FootballE
It stands as more than evidentf
from the above that the esprit de
corps, of the Red Shirts is no incon-
siderable thing. Not that they're
snobbish you understand. Any able
bodied citizen who loves the rockj
and sock of foqtball scrimmage is wel-I

Scarlet Circle, a loyalty which is
binding the season long. Should one
of the membersiip wax overly am-
bitious and seek promotion 'to the ri-
val Blues, the offender is viewed as-
kance and the name Benedict Afnold l4rO 2
is heard in sotto voce mutterings.
r Case Of Freihofer
Only the other day Walt Freihofer
became virtually the man without a
team when he sought re-admission
into the Scarlet ranks after playing a
short while with the Blues. Had' he
.not proved his contriteness by mak-
ing three consecutive tackles against
the first team, his only course could
have been to return to the Varsity.
The Red Shirts would have flatly dis-
owned him. False delusions of grand-
eur they will not tolerate.
IHarry Anderson is the only member

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EAST LANSING, Oct. 25,-(/P)-
Michigan State College turned on
the power in the second half to crush
a hard-trying Wayne University
team, 39 to 6 today, but there was a
bizarre finish that overshadowed the
score.
Touchdown After Final Gun
A crowd of. 15,200 left Macklin
Field thinking Wayne had been hand-
ed its fourth consecutive whitewash,
but referee Rudel Miller ruled that a
pass deflected off the foot of a Michi-
gan r'eceiver was intercepted by a
Wayne player, who ran 72 yards for
a touchdown after the gun sounded.
On the last play of the game, half-
back Wyman Davis threw a pass to
halfback Hugh Davis on Wayne's 28.
The ball struck the latter's leg and
halfback Nick Cherup of Wayne
grabbed the ball in mid-air and
streaked down the field.
With some 8,500 Michigan Boy
Scouts, guests of the College swarm-
ing the field, no conversion attempt
was made by Wayne.
The Tartars staged surprising re-
sistance most of the game, trailing
only 7 to 0 at the intermission.
Pawlowski, Sherman Score
However, sparked by 158 pound
Wally Pawlowski, making his first
stat at right halfback and fullback,
Bob Sherman, the Spartans roared.
back with a five-touchdown assault;
in the final two periods.
Pawlowski opened the second half
Spartan explosion with touchdown
runs of 14 and 28 yards midway in the
third period. The two pay-off jaunts
came less than three minutes apart.
Sherman, who tallied State's first
touchdown in the second quarter with
a one-yard buck, took up where Paw-
lowski left off in the same period
and broke. loose for a thrilling 75-
yard touchdown run on a smash over
left tackle.
Two more\ Spartan touchdowns

came in the closing period, one on
an 81-yard pass interception by
guard George Danciu and the other
on % 14-yard pass from halfback
Wyman Davis to end Lew Smiley.
Two of State's three conversions
were place-kicked by Sherman, while
Wy Davis booted the third.
Although State rolled up 346 yards
from scrimmage to 69 for Wayne,
the Tartars were shaded in first
downs only 14 to 11.
Coach CharleybBachman used 31
State players,- but whenever 'the
Spartan first string club was on the
bench the scrappy Tartars caused
trouble. This was particularly true
in the second period when Wayne
marched 51 yards to State's 29 and
then pierced to the Spartan 13 after
recovering a State fumble.
State's Fifth Win Over Wayne
It was the fifth meeting of the two
schools and marked State's fifth
straight win and its widest margin of
victory. In 1938, the Spartans tri-
umphed, 34 to 6.
State had to work hard for its first
touchdown. After advancing as far
as Wayne's four in the opening peri-
od, fumbles by Sherman and Dick
Kieppe set the Spartans back on the
Tartar ten and the scoring threat
faded when Kielpe's pss was
grounded in the end zone.
After an exchange of punts, the
Spartans launched another drive
from Wayne's 44 and with Sherman
and Kieppe battering away on eight
plays, finally reached the one-yard
line and Sherman powered his way
across to score.
State's quick scoring thrusts de-
moralized the Tartars in the second
half, but the Spartans, whose play
was marred considerably by fumbles
and mix ups on signals, showed need
for considerable work before tackling
Missouri here next Saturday.

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Notre Dame Unleashes Passing
Attack To Wallop Illinois, 49-14

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SOUTH BEND, *Oct. 25. -(P)-
Notre Dame's football machine, sput-
tering before Illinois' inspired play
for three periods, came to life todayI
with a terrific explosion of fourth
period power which produced four
touchdowns and a 49 to 14 victory
before 45,000 roaring spectators.
Irish Turn On Power
In gaining their fifth straight win
of the season the Irish were a lethar-
gic looking eleven as the third period
ended, holding a slim seven point
lead over the Bob Zuppke eleven.
Then, with 'a crushing ground and
aerial attack, they rode rough shod
over their opponents to turn the
hard fought battle into a rout.
Illinois, with its line out-march-
ing the Notre Dame forwards con-
sistently, surprised everyone by
opening the scoring. Lavere Astroth
passed 16 yards to Don Griffin,
brightest light of the day for the
Illini, for a touchdown midway in
the first period. Notre Dame came
back to knot the count on Steve
Juzwik's 13 yard run late in the
quarter.
The Irish scored twice in the second
period, Angelo Bertelli passing 30
yards to Juzwik for one score and

Owen Evans smashing one yard for
another after one of the many Irish
pass interceptions had set the stage.
Illinois Comes Back
But Illinois, finally outclassed but
never outgamed, fought back in the
third period, holding the Irish score-
less and gaining a second touchdown.
Jimmy Smith counted on a one yard
smash after a 16 yard pass had been
ruled complete because of Irish in-
terference.
Then Notre Dame, shooting'her
first stringers into action, put on its
steam-roller act. Bertelli shot a 38
yard touchdown pass to Evans and
then whirled a nine yard aerial to
Bill Farley for another score. Wally
Ziemba then intercepted a pass and
ran 47 yards to the Illini three be-
fore Evans crashed over for a touch-
down. With two seconds of play -re-
maining, Tom Creevy hurled a 40
yard aerial to Tom Miller for a final
Irish score.

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Ohio State......'7 0 0 0- 0
Northwestern Scoring: Touchdowns,
Hasse, Motl. Points after touchdown,
Erdlitz 2 (placekicks).
Ohio State 4coring: Touchdown,
Hecklinger. Point after touchdown,
Schoenbaum (sub for Hallabrin),
'(placekick),.
Here are the
BOOKS
THAT EVERYONE
IS DICUSSING.
Check up
on your own reading.
FICTION
Above Suspicion Innes $2.50
The Blind Man's House
WalIpole $2.50
The Keys of the Kingdom
Cronin $2.50
The Sun Is My Undoing, Steen $3.00

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Opens the comedy hit series of the Art Cinema
League with the MARX BROTH EIS (Duck Soup)
and W. C. FIELDS (Barber Shop).
HAROLD LLOYD, BUSTER KEATON, CHARLIE CHAPLIN, MR. & MRS.
SIDNEY DREW, will be featured on subsequent programs.
(Nov. 9, Nov. 23, Jan. 18)
LYDIA MENDELSSOHN THEATRE
Tickets at Boxoffice (after 7:30), League and Union Desk

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Friday, November 7, 1941, 9 to 1
$2.50p/& lax
TICKETS
will be on sale over the Arch from 9-to 12

and 1 to 2 starting Monday,

October 27.

GENERAL
Berlin Diary Shirer $3.00
Big Family Partridge $2.75
Looking For Trouble Cowels $3.50
Low Man on a Totem Pole
Smith $2.00
No Other Road to Freedom

An engineering identification card

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