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iseott Takes East Quad Football Crown

Di Maggio Named Most Va

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Fletcher Hall
Loses In Final
Coniest, 13-9
Walt'Fish Stars In Defeat;
TricIy Pass Offensive
Is MarginOf Victory
By DON MELA
Displaying a baffling passing at-
tack f rop a novel spread formation,
Presgott House's unbeaten touch
footkgl1 team won the championship
of the East Quadrangle league yes-
ter ay, by overcoming Fletcher Hall,
13-9. ,
Fletcher 'held a 2-0 lead at half-
timp, mainly due to some great kick-
ing, by Walt Fish. Fish booted the
ball out of 'bounds on the Prescott
4-yard, line from midfield, and then,
after Prescott had gotten out of this
hole, Fish kicked the ball to the
Prescott 5, and several plays later
Ken Butler broke through the Pres-
cott line and caught Dick Body-
combe for a safety.
Prescott Gets First Break
Prescott got its first scoring oppor-
tunity midway in the third quarter
when Fred Dornblaser blocked a punt
on the Fletcher 30. Prescott then
lipedup with groups of three men
spraad out on each flank about 15
yards from the center. From this un-
4thodox arrangement,AugustAl-
tese ,ompeted pass after pass until
hetossed to Les Brown for a score.
Prespott then made the tally 7-2 on
pass from Altese to Lou Telbizoff
for the extra point. 0
The second Prescott score came
sops, after. Altese gathered in a Flet-
ther pass and ran to the Fletcher 17
on thq last play of the third quarter,
and. again employing, the spread f or-
rnation Prescott hit pay dirt several
play later, this time on a pass from
Altese to. Telbizoff.
Fish Makes Long Run
An amazing 75-yard run, by Fish
gave Fletcher its only touchdown
late in the game. After receiving a
kick on his 25, Fish appeared 'to be
trapped at the 35, but broke away
and threaded his way through the
entire Prescott team to complete the
run. Just 35 secondshremained to
play' after Joe Proctor had added the
extra point and though Fletcher tried
-to get possession of the ball by an
onsides kickoff, Prescott kept poses-
sion till the end of the game.
By this victory Prescott earned the
right to meet Williams House for the
dormitory championship under the
lights at Wines Field next week.
Eastern Jaunt
ToIaugurate
Tank Season
By BUD HENDEL &
Practice--the molder of champions.
And with this in mind Michigan's
championship nautical aggregation,
present Big Ten and National Cl-
legiate titleholders, has been hard at
work in the Sports Building pool
since a week before school began.
Coach Matt Mann expects the
Wolverine tankers to be ir top shape
when they shove off on Nov. 26 for
a series of meets and exhibitions in
the Fast. The mermen will leave
Ann Arbor immediately after classes
cease, drive all night, and arrive in
Amherst, Mass., on the morning of
Thursday, Nov. 27.
Amherst First, On List
On Friday, Nov. 28, the natators
will face Amherst at 3 p.m., and then
take 'on Deerfield Academy at 5 p.m.
That same night they will drive to

Smith College to put on two exhi-
bitions, one at 8 o'clock and the other
at 9. The following day will find
the Wolverines traveling 100 miles to
Providence, R.I., for a meet with an
all-star Brookline crew. And if that
weren't enough swimming and rid-
ing -for a four day sojourn, they will
double back 70 miles to tangle with
a hother all-star aggregation that
night, this time the Olneyville star
studded water team.
The Michigan crew expects some
difficulty in the meets against the
Brookline and Olneyville squads. Both
of these all-star- teams are composed
of top flight swimmers who travel
throughout the country giving exhi-
bitions. The eastern trip will give
the Wolverines their first taste of
competition this year.
Coach Mann announced yesterday
that Friday, Dec. 12, will be the date
of the sixth annual swimming gala
presented by the Michigan team and
stars brought in from other cities.
The Wolverine mentor said that this
year's event will be replete with ex-
hibtions, clown acts, and races, plus
a bevy of 24 beautiful girls imported
from Chicago for a surface act.
As is customary, part of tke pro-
ceds will be turned over to the Wo-
men's Athletic Association for its
swimming pool" fund.

HGH ANIDE)INSIDE
By ART HILL
A t WorthLasing . . . so, even though the experts rated the
Rams several notches above the
We lost a quarter bet Saturday and, Maize and Blue eleven.
although we are not onek to feel "Okay," he said, extending his
happy over the outflow of silver, this hand and we mentally spent the
was one bet in which we were more quarter. Fordham was over-rated,
than glad to come out on the losing that we felt sure of, but after all,
end. Pittsburgh. On their performances
It happened that we were sitting to date, they didn't even deserve to
around the Daily office Friday dis- step out on the same field with the
cussing with' a friend the various mighty, Rose Bowl bound aggrega-
grid contests to be played the next tion from Rose Hill.
day and this fellow suggested that we Of course, it's all history now, the
make a small wager on some game. : stor'y of how Edgar (Special Delivery)
"Certainly, certainly," we replied, Jones, supported by a valiant band of
feeling more than a little magnani- Panthers, out-ran, out-passed, out-
mus. "How abou$ Duke and Dav- kicked and generally out-played any-
idson. We'll give you seven points one the Rams had to offer, to lead his
and you take Davidson." team to a clear-cut 13-0 victory.
Well, this fellow wasn't exactly a And the finest thing about it all
football expert but he knew better is that the game proved what our
than that. He shook his head. Then, friend had unwittingly pointed out
we offered him New York University before accepting the bet, Fordham
agaipst Missouri. "Don't forget, those is no Michigan. Neither are they
Violets are tough on a wet field," we a Minnesota or a Northwestern.
pointed out. They're just Fordham, one of the
"Is it raining in New York?" he best teams in the East where the
wanted to know. football this season is several
Well, this guy wasn't exactly a shades inferior to that played in
anything can happen in the Big the midwest and southwest.
Town, you know." But again, he Jim Crowley's gang, you see, has no
demurred. excuse. Because, no matter how far
Then we came through with the off stride they were last Saturday
clincher. "Here's one you can't turn or how hot Pittsburgh was, they
down," we said, "We're foolish for shouldn't have lost that ball game.
offering it but, well, just'for fun, how Not if they were the team they were
about your taking Pittsburgh and 14 touted to be.
points. We'll take Fordham." We imagine that one of the most
He wanted to know how good Ford- embarrassed gentlemen in the
ham was apd we admitted they were sports-writing fraternity must be
prettty highly thought of in the East. Mr. Jack Guenther who does his
"But they're no Michigan, are they?" scribbling for the United Press. In
he asked. We said no, they were no this business, everyone makes mis-
Michigan and felt justified in saying takes but here is a gentleman who
made the grandfather of all errors
when, a few days before the Iams'
G ps ] ovedemise, he said,' "If Fordham were
to play Minnesota, they would score
two touchdowns before the Goph-
ers had their helmets adjusted."
U TopMinnesota, you will remember,
In .P Rankintg downed the Panthers, 39 to 0.
NEW YORK, Nov. 11-(AP)-There's Varsity Drills
a .virtually perfect setup this week,
for those unexpected happenings that On Nefw lays
football fans call upsets.
In the fifth weekly Associated Press
ranking poll, 28 teams were singled Pace Slavkens As Team
out by 122 sports editors and writers Awaits Lions Battle
throughout the nation as being wor-
thy of mention for "first ten" rank- The Michigan football squad,
ing. Coming out on top of this list awaiting the last 'all aboard' call
in order were Minnesota, Texas, Duke, sometime late tomorrow afternoon,
Texas A. and M., Notre Dame, Stan- relaxed in their heavy duty work yes-
ford, Michigan, Northwestern, Ala- terday and made sure that they would
bama and Duquesne. be in top shape when they meet Col-
Notre Dame and Northwestern umbia, Saturday in New York.
clash Saturday in a game that fig- Coach Fritz Crisler showed that he
ures to be a tossup no matter how is not taking lightly either the Lions,
you look at it. The other eight lead- or Ohio State's Buckeyes, whom the
ers run into opponents that are likely Wolverines will face a week from this
to forget all about being underdogs Saturday in the season's windup, for
when they get out on the field. In he kept his first team busy perfect-
fact, a good many coaches who think ing new plays for use in these games.
of what happened to such an over- The second team got a stiffer work-
whelming favorite as Fordham last out, learning how to stop Lou Little's
week might be willing to trade for an tricky offense, The second-stringers
opponent with a reputation that scrimmaged on the defense against
would put the boys on edge. the redshirts who ran off basic Col-
The distribution of points and umbia plays.
places were as follows: (1) Minne- Before these activities, the entire
sota, 1,187; (2) Texas, 881; (3) Duke, squad sharpened up with a dummy
844; (4) Texas A. and M., 794; (5) blocking drill. Although the ther-
Notre Dame, 751; (6) Stanford, 542; mometer hovered about the freezing
(7) MICHIGAN, 469; (8) Northwest- point all afternoon, there was no let-
ern, 286 2/3; (9) Alabama, 237 2/3; up noticeable in the spirit or quality
(10) Duquesne, 179 of the play.

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Three Teams Reach Speedhall Semi-]Finals

CHICAGO, Nov. 11.-'P)-Joe Di
Maggio, the New York Yankees'
blasting outfielder, is the American
League's Most Valuable Player in
1941.

The fraternity speedball tourna-
ment continued to make fine progress
yesterday as three teams advanced
to the semifinals in the second place
playoffs. Two clubs won in close bat-
tles, while the third made it the easy
way through a forfeit.
Chi Psi took Kappa Sigma into
camp, 5-3. For the winners Roger-

Kelley scored three points'while Bob So decided a committee of the
Baseball Writers Association of
Winkley marked up two scores for I America which announced today the
the losers. Theta Delta Chi defeated selection of the 6 foot 2 inch Italian
Phi Gamma Delta in an even battle, slugger for this honor-the second
7-6. Pete Molthop scored four of time in three years.
Theta Delta Chi's points as Dale I Passed over were Boston's Ted Wil-
Chamberlain played a sparkling game liams, the League's leading hitter,
for the losers. The other teanrto ad- and Cleveland's Bobby Feller, whose
vance, Alpha Tau Omega, won on 25 pitching victories were high in
a forfeit by Alpha Sigma Phi. 'the circuit. Williams and Thornton

Lee of the Chicago White Sox were
the only other players to draw any
first place votes.
Di Maggio was the first choice of
15 of the 24 committee members.
and the second choice of the other
nine. Of the remaining first place
ballots Williams took eight, Lee one.
Oddly enough, last year's Most
Valuable Player was not in the run-
ning for this year's award. Hank
Greenberg of the Detroit Tigers, top
choice of the writers' committee in
1940, spent most of last season in
the United States Army.

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