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0 Travels Of Ye Ed
DIn An Old Tub
47- '. Daily Sports Editor



cutsinvolved in every athletic trip . . . but this one was worth it, down
to the last drop of rain . . . started out in a drizzle Friday afternoon with
trackmen Bob Ufer and Chuck Pinney and wrestler Chip Warrick.
Our automobile, which would have made even Henry Ford shudder, wasj
of uncertain vintage . . . it made the journey more thrilling than the gameE
itself . . . with candles for headlights we felt our way down through the
Indiana downpour like a canoe in the ocean . J . Chip had promised us:,
(1) beautiful blind dates, and (2) a night's lodging in his home'town, fair1
Indianapolis . . . we got (2).
High point of the trip down was when Ufer, whose greatest claim
for draft exemption lies in a clause called nearsightedness, tried to pass1
on the right a car parked on the right side of the street with headlights1
shining toward us . . . he failed . . . in Fort Wayne we stopped to ring
doorbells, it being Hallowe'en . . . in four other towns we stopped to
push.the car, it having a dead battery. ,
BUT PATIENCE is its own virtue, so we pulled into Indianapolis to take
full advantage of (2), and moan over the lack of (1) . . . then next
morning we crippled the 130 miles across Indiana into Champaign, and
junked the car at a service garage, whose mechanic became wide-eyed when
Ufer said he was Tom Harmon in town to broadcast the game . . . to
clinch the point Bob took off his glasses, bared his M sweater and called
attention to his nose.
Harmon, incidentally, dominated the fraternity, sorority homecoming
decorations at Illinois . . . they were pretty much standardized, with such
stuff as "No Harmon-y this year," "de-Harmonized," etc., . . . best of the
decorations, however, was that gracing one fraternity which had gigantic
likenesses of Santa Claus, Mickey Mouse and Superman . . . "What the
hell does this have to do with Homecoming?", the caption wanted to know.
Illinois' horseshoe Memorial Stadium filled slowly before game
time . . . a bitter wind whipping across the stands held down the
crowd, which hit only 30,000 despite all the celebration, and the fact it
was the Illini's biggest home game of the season . . . the field was a
little soggy before the game began, indicating that Zuppke hadn't
bothered to have it covered by a tarpaulin.
NATIONAL DEFENSE received a plug when four cannons boomed a 21-gun
salute to Illinois' Gov. Dwight Green, who showed up to dedicate the
new colonial-style University Union . . . Illinois' band was magnificent
a regular 175 piece outfit was supplemented by the second marching band of
125 men . . it was the only collegiate band I ever saw that equals Michi-
gan's crack organization.
Last year when the Illini invaded Michigan for the game, they were
keyed to stop Harmon . . . and Westfall ran wild through the middle . .
Saturday the Zuppkemen had their attention focused on Westy . . . and
Ceithaml, who field generaled a fine game, drove them deep into their own
territory with Kuzma around end repeatedly . . . then when the Orange
and Blue defense spread, Westy started blasting . . . and it was all over
. . Paul White played great ball, too, as did every other member of the
team . . in the line Pregulman and Kelto especially caught attention
in the press box.
The Illinois backs were fine, also . . . behind any other line, they
would really go places . . . Don Griffin is a hard-driving sophomore
who turned in a great performance, while Jimmy Smith and Liz Astroth
were very adequate . . . Illinois' line, however, was helpless before the
powerful Wolverine forwards, who moved them almost at will . . .
White played 60 minutes, although he was removed from the game three
times . . . when Davie Nelson came in to hold the ball for Bill Melzow's
placements, Paul trotted to the sidelines, returning for the kickoff ---
time was out for placements.
THEN AFTER THE GAME a short wait for Ufer who was spotting for
Bob Elson of WGN, Chicago, and back to a fraternity house to write my
story . . . every five minutes some fellow would duck into the room and
offer a beer . . . every ten minutes I would refuse . . . then finally to
Western Union to file and to the service garage to ransom back the car
"Thanks, Mr. Harmon," the mechanic declared.u
And off we went in a cloud of oil . . . tried without success in Kanka-
kee, Ill., to call up last year's track captain, Don Canham, who coaches there
in the local high school now . . . no further interruptions of consequence
until we decided to detour over to Calumet City, Ill., Reno of the Midwest
. . . this peaceful little hamlet nestling 'among the steel mills of the
Chicago, Gary area gained nation-wide publicity with a spread last year in
a picture magazine . . ratio of bars and night clubs to families is one to
one . . the main street is a continuous display of brilliant neon lights .
inside the floor 'shows out-burlesque burlesque.
The other three fellows, however, are athletes and thus good little
boys . . I was on an expense account and thus a good little boy . . .
after three riotous hours of being good little boys we moved on back to
Ann Arbor . . drove all night and arrived in Ann Arbor Sunday morn-
ing in a downpour.

Varsity Squad
Ironmen scoff
At Old-Tiners
Old timers have been complaining I
for years now, "That they just ain't
makin' 60-minute, football players
any more."
And with the advent of the un-
limited substitution rule this year the
younger grandstand coaches jumped
on the bandwagon along wtih the
greybeards by saying, "Fans won't see
sensational backs like we had last
year play the whole game because
the coaches will want to rest them
every chance they get."
. But Fritz Crisler, and the 1941
Wolverine football team have appar-
ently knocked this theory as high as
the proverbial kite. Not only have
some of this year's Varsity played as
much as Michigan's Tom Harmon
(Wolverine "iron man" of last year)
but they are in an excellent position
to break his record.
Harmon Led Last Year
Last year Harmon played a total
of 433 minutes for an average of 54
minutes per game. Tom was followed
closely for "strong man honors" by
Ed Frutig who played about 53 min-
utes per game or 423 minutes for the
whole season.I
These figures don't seem quite so
impressive because of the presence
of one George Ceithaml in today's
Wolverine backfield. In the 'six
games Ceithaml has appeared in so
far this season he has played an av-
erage of 56.5 minutes per garhe for
a total of 339 minutes. Forest Eva-
shevski, last season's signal caller,
played an average of 13 minutes less
in each game than has Ceithaml so
far this season.
180 Cohsecutive Minutes
The Wolverine quarterback is
bound to play more than 94 minutes
in Michigan's games against Colum-
bia and Ohio State so breaking Har-
mon's record of 433 minutes should
be an easy task. In the last three
games Ceithaml has played 180 con-
secutive minutes. .
Al Wistert, burly Michigan tackle,
was leading his team in this depart-
ment up to last Saturday but when
he was put out of the Illinois game
he lost 12 minutes and fell behind
Ceithaml. Wistert's 330 minutes in
six games gives him an average of
55 minutes per game which also bet-
ters Harmon's record.
Yost Comments
When Fielding H. Yost was asked
how the players of today compared
to the immortals of yesteryear he
said, "The boys this year are seeing
just as much action as the fellows
did way back in 1905. My boys played
about nine tenths of the game and I
guess they're doing the same today."
Tom Kuzma, who is supposed to be
Harmon's successor, still has a lot of
playing time to make up to approach
his. predecessor's mark. Kuzma is
averaging about 40 minutes a game
which may not be close to Harmon's
senior year record but is far better
tan the "Ace's" playing time during
his sophomore season.

In r ie s 5 F1u 011 By BUD HENDEL formation employed so successfully
Ed Frutig, great pass-snagging end by the Bear under the tutelage of
Minnesota Tops Wildcats of last year's Wolverine gridiron ma- owner-coach'George Halas.
. chine, dropped in on Ann Arbor town Frutig said that the Packer meth-I
But Drops To Second,-' for a surprise visit yesterday and while od merely consisted of beating the
Navy Climbs To Sixth here gave his interpretation of how Bears to the punch in charging
ere avehis ntepreatio ofhowacross the scrimmage line, and burst-
the Green Bay Packers beat the ing in on the Chicago backfield be-
NEW YORK, Nov. 3-UP-The highly touted Chicago Bears in their fore Sid Luckman and Co. were set.
University of Texas football team, professional pigskin clash last Sun- Cause Chicago Fumbles
which got into high gear for the day. And the reason that this system
opening game of its season and hasn't The lormer Maize and Blue star worked so well against the vaunted
been throttled down since, todayhh Bears can be traced to the fact the
rolled into first place in the Associa- is wearing the colors of the Packers T formation involves a wide spread
these days, so is well informed as to! backfield and a lot of quick behind

Michigan Slips
To Eighth Spot

Ed Frutig, Ex-Wolverine Star,
Relates Views On Bear Upset:

ted Press football ranking poll.
In Front By 37 Points
The scoring machine which Coach
Dana Bible has perfected in the fifth
year of his five-year plan ran a
close second to Minnesota the first l
two weeks of the poll. A week ago
the Longhorns moved up on even
terms, and in this fourth weekly rank-
ing went out in front by 37 points.
Of the 121 football experts
throughout the country who took
part in the voting, 73 made the Tex-
ans first choice, and one other split
his ballot between Texas and Minne-
Longhorns Hit Peak
Texas hit probably its peak of the
year against Southern Methodist Sat-
urday, when Bible's boys won 34-0.
That gave them a total of 230 points
for six games, an average of a frac-
tion over 38 per game. On defense
they are nobody's pushover, either,
for they have allowed only 27 points
while beating Colorado, Louisiana
State, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Rice and
Minnesota slipped from the top af-
ter scoring what was perhaps the
Gophers' most creditable victory-an
8-7 conquest of Northwestern.
The next three places in the week's
tabulation went to holdovers from a
week ago--Fordham, Duke, and Tex-
as A. and M.
Penn and Vanderbilt
Dropped out of the first ten and
almost out of sight because of their
first losses were Penn and Vander-
bilt. Navy moved up from 11th place
to sixth on its well-won victory over
Michigan moved down from sev-
enth to eighth and Northwestern
from ninth to 10th, while Stanford
climbed into the select group in
ninth position.
Urbanek Sets New Mark
In PentathlonCompetition
Scoring 4,342 points in five events,
Robert Urbanek took top honors in
the fall pentathlon competition of
the Michigan varsity track squad
andbbroke the 1940 record of 4,238
set by Al Thomas, football and track
Trailing Urbanek were Dave Mat-
thews, Bob Segtla and Bob Tillson,
all of whom topped the old record.
Urbanek chinner the bar 31 times;
did 45 pushups; tossed a 12-pound
shot 37 feet, eight inches; standing
broadjumped nine feet,' three inches;
and ran 660 yards in 1:32.8.

Michigan Has
I Open Weekend

the mechanics of football which tum-
bled the Bears from the lofty pin-
nacle of pigskin supremacy.
-Packers Stop T Formation
According to Frutig, the Green Bay
aggregation was just too much for
the Windy City boys, although the
Chicago outfit is supposedly the best
in the nation. And the big reason
that thensmall Wisconsin town's rep-
resentative in the gridiron wars was
able to accomplish the seemingly im-
possible was that Curly Lambeau, the
Green Bay coach, doped out a simple
method of stopping the famous T
Results ***
What was probably the weirdest,
most thrill-packed speedball game of
the year was played yesterday when
Chi Phi downed Theta Delta Chi, 6-5,
in two overtime periods. Indicative
of the play was Clarke Egeler's great
catch for the losers with two seconds
left to play which sent the game into
But the slightly more aggressive
Chi Phi's were not to be denied and
matched this feat when with one sec-
ond left to play in the second over-
time, as street lights pierced the
darkness, Bill Schust booted home the
winning point. For the winners Ralph
Gibert was a tower on offense while
Jack Flagler played a standout game
for the losers. The loss eliminated
the Theta Delts in the championship
Inathe other game of the day, pow-
erful Delta Tau Delta beat Theta Xi,
5-1, in a closer struggle than the
score would indicate. Gordon Spoon-
er, Dean Thomas, and Bud Chamber-
lain led the Delt attack while Theta
Xi's Ray Gauthier continued the fine
play he has shown all year.
All "M" Club members please
contact Gus Sharemet immediate-
ly. He has tickets to be distributed
for sale to the annual dance
Saturday night at the League.
-- Gerry Schaf lander

the line passing. With the Packers inl
on top of the Chicago backs, they hadj
little time to accomplish theirman-
euvers which resulted in an apnor-
mally large number of fumbles. The
success of the Green Bay lads can
be seen in that the high-geared Chi-
cago juggernaut was held to a net
gain of 31 yards on running plays
during the first half.
Feiver Plays In Pro Ball
The popular ex-Wolverine de-
bunked a commonrbelief that pro
teams employ a greater number of
plays than the college outfits. In
fact, Ed claimed that the Packers
use fewer offensive maneuvers than
the Michigan teams on which he
When speaking about Don Hutson,
the National League star flanker, Fru-
tig was all superlatives. Hutson, in
Ed's opinion, is the fastest, man on
the Packer squad and when he runs
downfield for a pass there is not a
secondary man in the league who can
stop him. That's Don Hutson, the
man Ed Frutig has to beat out for
a starting post.

NTolverines Rest Yesterday
After Illinois Clash
Except for a group of promising
frosh yearlings on the south side,
Ferry Field was comparatively quiet
yesterday as varsity coaches and
players alike took advantage of an
open week in thesschedule.
The schedule makers were very
kind in giving the Wolverines an
open 'date, for they have just come
through a tough six-game starter.
But thus far -Michigan has been very
With the exception of some minor
bruises and a couple of sprained
ankles, once-beaten Michigan is still
raring to go. Senior end Whitey
Fraumann was the only casualty of
I the Illinois game. Fraumann re-
turned from Champaign with a
stretched ligament in an ankle. How-
ever, the rest is expected to have
Whitey again ready to go when the
Columbia game Comes along" in a
I ttle less than two weeks.
Julius Franks is still sporting a
swollen ankle that was injured in
the Minnesota fray. The trainers,
however, say that the sprain 'will be
relieved beforeh thecoming tussle in
New York.
Let's declare war on dandruff!
Try our scalp treatments.
The Daseola Barbers
Between State and Mich. Theater


will be at this store
Meet the bandleader who, with
Tommy Dorsey, was chosen to play
for the great national defense
dance caran in Detroit tonight.
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