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THE MICHIUAN DIAIlY

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Prescott,

Foresters,

Chi

Phis

Capture

Intramural

Titles

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PORTFOLIO
f : 0 Combs Vs. Phi Delts
0 Zuppke And Illn
By HAL WILSON
Daily Sports Editor

Annual Football, Speedball Finals
Played Under Lights At Wines Frield

Twins Win Cross Country Race

THE TROUBLE with athletes is that they're too darn athletics They're
always flexing muscles, bulging biceps, expanding chests, stretching
sinews and sundry other nefarious activities.
As Dr. Robert Maynard Hutchins, president of University of Chi-
cago so quaintly puts it: "Whenever I feel the urge to exercise, I just
lie down till the desire passes."
ANYWAY, let this serve as some sort of an introduction for the zaniest
sports stunt of the year, if it comes off as scheduled-and the characters
involved sweAr it will.
Here are the bare and most sane of the facts which make up this
impending little episode:
BILL COMBS, last year's wrestling captain and one of the nation's finest
mat performers, was engaged in a heated discussion with some Phi Delts
a couple nights ago concerning the facility with which a wrestler could pin
one unversed in the art of grappling.
Which naturally enough led to the inevitable result-a wager.
Combs was willing to bet that he could pin 60 members of PFhi Delta
Theta fraternity within the time limit of one hour, or an average of one
every minute. And he was confident to the extent of laying fifteen
bucks on the proposition.
OF COURSE, there are some technicalities involved. Wild Bill will prob-
ably split up the mass of opponents, taking half one day and the rest
on another. His grappling foe must remain on the mat. And if any of
themare incapacitated or injured in any manner, they must quit right
then and that particular match is forfeited.
Bill's plan of action is obvious. He figures that he can pin at least
half of the Phi Delts in just a few seconds-if he can catch them-
leaving him a little more time to work on the more dangerous opponents.
And there are a formidable number of these. Gridmen Al Wistert and
Bob Kolesar for instance. And Emil Lockwood, a wrestler himself,
figures to extend Combs some too, in addition to former footballers
Jack Meyers and Jeep Mehaffey.
THE WHOLE THING is slated to be staged down at the Field House early
next 'veek with fifteen of Uncle Sam's- best greenbacks and fraternity
pride at stake. They aren't planning to charge admission.
Brother, teach me that double bar arm ride in a hurry.
SPORTS HASH: Wonder what effect the Bob Zuppke resignation will have
on the Fighting illini against Northwestern Saturday . . . it will be the
last game for an Orange and Blue Zuppke-coached eleven . . . and a
natural for inspiring the Illini to the gridiron heights.
Reports from Iowa City indicate that excitement at the Iowa-Min-
nesota game Saturday was at fever pitch . . . as ample evidence the
lost and found department of the stadium offered a partial plate with
teeth attached which was turned in following the battle.
COACHES Cliff Keen and Wally Weber were in the Michigan State stands
last week to watch the Spartans crush Temple, 46-0 . . . Cliff reports'
that Bachman's team was hitting with lots of drive and sharp blocking and
fierce tackling . . once-beaten Temple, he declared, never had a chance
after the first few minutes.
Prescott House, winner of the Dormitory touch football title last
night, goes in for the old Joe College atmosphere . . . they had their
own band down at Wines Field for the night championship contest
it was a 20-piece outfit including everything from accordion to
ocarina . . our Daily reporter, Don Mela, volunteers the information
that the band gave a half-time exhibition with formations and all the
trimmings . . . but he couldn't figure them out.
THANKS to R. S. '44 for your letter .. . and your bet is accepted.

Prescott Defeats Williams,
13-0; Foresters Garner
Win In Overtime Period
By DON MELA
Two true champions proved their
worth last night at Wines Field as
Prescott House again employed its
dangerous spread formation to good
effect in trouncing Williams House,
13-0, and the Forestry Club topped
Robert Owen Cooperative in eight
thrilling downs of 6vertime football,
after the end of the regular four
periods had found the two teams
deadlooked at 0-0.
In the first game, Forestry Club
threatened throughout the game and
deserved their victory and the Inde-
pendent crown.!
Foresters Get Break
The Foresters' best chance was in
the third period when a pass from
Warren Delsand to Jim Dean, good
for 30 yards, put. the Forestry Club
on the Robert Owen 28. The com-
bination of Mike Vonesh to Dick Ken-
nedy to Clair Merritt clicked for
eight yards more, and a DeLand
aerial to Kennedy made it a first
down on the 12. But as always in
this game, a stubborn defense rose
up and fought off the attack suc-
cessfully.
After the game had ended in a
0-0 deadlock, the ball was given to
each team for four downs, with the
title going to the team making the
greater yardage. When the Foresters
were held to no gain in their four
tries, it looked bad for them, but on
thefirst play that Robert Owen ran,
Merritt broke through to tag Bob
Donahue for a six yard loss, and
at the end of the four downs Robert
Owen was still minus six yards and
that meant the championship for
Forestry Club.
Altese Passes Accurately
Prescott won the dormitory foot-
ball crown by uncorking a fine run-
ning attack to supplement the ac-
curate bullet passes of August Altese,
and the combination was just too
much for Williams. The winners
kept Williams in a hole all during
the first period. On the last play
of this quarter, Dick Bodycombe set
up the first score by intercepting a
pass on the Williams 25 and running
back to the 12. The very next play
Bodycombe took the ball and aided
by some fine blocking swept around
left end for the score.
The second touchdown was the re-
sult of a 57-yard march in which
passes from Altese to Rip Riopelle
and Russ Brown accounted for most
of the yardage. The score came on
a four yard heave from Altese to
Brown out of a spread formation
which put Brown out in the clear
with no one within five yards of him.
Baseball Star Drafted
FORT BRAGG, NC., Nov. 18-(R')
-J. K. (Buddy) Lewis, star third
baseman and outfielder of the Wash-
ington Senators, was inducted into
the army today as a one-year selec-
tee.

Shift, In Style
May Hi hi ht
Ohio State Tilt
The capacity crowd expected to sit
in on the gridiron spectacle at the
Michigan Stadium Salkrday between
the Wolverines and the Buckeyes
from down Columbus way, might see
a complete reversal of playing tech-

Chi Phis Down Sig Eps,
10-7; Gibert And Schust
Star For Winning Teaw
By BART JENKS
Chi Phi became the new Inter-fra-
ternity Speedball champion last night
by virtue of a 10-7 victory over Sigma
Phi Epsilon. A whirlwind finish after
both teams were tied up at 5-5 open-
ing the fourth period was the decid-
ing factor in the victory for Chi Phi.
From the beginning to the very
end the game was a hard-fought af-
fair. Chi Phi took an early 2-0 lead'
in the first quarter and stretched it
to 4-1 by halftime. However, neither
team really got underway. This was
mainly because of the length of the
field which, including end zones, Was
120 yards long as compared to the
usual 80 yard length. Under these
conditions both teams resorted to
kicking as theweasiest way to advance
the ball down the field and the game
took on the aspect of a soccer game.
Both Teams Start
After the half, however, both teams
started to roll. The Sig Eps started
first, and dominated the whole third
quarter. Don Smith scored on a pen-
alty shot; John Mikulich made a
beautiful solo dash to score another
point; Bill Mikulich booted home a
point; then the Mikulich brothers
combined for a score with Bill Miku-
lich on the receiving end of a beau-
tiful 30 yard pass. Wayne Christen-
sen's pass to Cliff Straehley for Chi
Phi left the score tied up 5-5, at the
end of the period.
Opening the fourth period, Hank
Zeller put the Sig Epsg ahead by mak-
ing good a penalty shot. At this point
however, the Chi Phis bounced back
after their long scoreless interim
Wayne Christensen kicked an end-
point to tie the score. The stage was
set for a fight to the finish by both
teams. But it was not to be, for Bil
Schust, who played brilliantly for Ch
Phi, in a solo dash eluded three Sig
Eps and boomed a three pointer
squarely through the goalposts
Though both teams scored again
that was the game.
Game Features Fine Passing
The game was featured by the fine
passing attacks of both teams. Fo:
the Chi Phis it was Ralph Gibert
every inch a great athlete and sports-
man last .night, Buck Antle, Bil
Schust and Wayne Christensen while
the Mikulich brothers, John and Bill
Hank Zeller, and Bob Bartlow led the
attack for the Sig Eps. Fine, hart
play and clean sportsmanship mad(
the game a complete success for botl
teams and the spectators and capper
a very successful evening in the I-V
program.

Battling neck and neck over the
entire two miles of the University
outdoor course, Bob and Ross Hume,
the Canonsburg, Pa., twins, won the
annual freshman cross-country run
in a blanket finish.
Their time of 11:18 failed to break
the record of 10:05 established last
fall by John Ingersoll. Duluth, Minn.
Roy Currie, Staten Island, N. Y., took
third in the group running from
scratch.
Paul Harsha, Plymouth. led the
handicap group across the finish line,
defeating Desmond Hoarth, Ann Ar-
bor, and John Smart, Winnetka, 'Ill.
Thirty-two members of Frosh Coach
Chester Stackhouse's track squad
competed in the two-mile grind con-
ducted under perfect Indian summer

conditions. Stackhouse awarded gold
medals to the Hume twins and Cur-
rie and silver medals to the three
handicap winners.
The run marked the close of the
outdoor cross-country season and the
beginning of conditioning workouts
for a series of indoor telegraphic
meets with other Big Ten Confer-
ence schools. At present, Stackhouse
is working with a squad of more than
75 freshmen daily. The present squad
faces the task of upholding the rec-
ord of last year's freshman outfit,
which won every one of its tele-
graphic meets.
The indoor meets will give the
sprinters, hurdlers, vaulters and
| jumpers their first chance at com-
I petition after two months of con-
centrated conditioning at Ferry Field,
Stackhouse said.

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DON ROBINSON
nique on the part of both teams, if
present indications can augur any-
thing for the future.
Ohio State, the chief exponent of
razzle-dazzle football when its squad
was coached by Francis Schmidt, has
settled down to a straight power rou-
tine under the new coaching methods
of Paul Brown. The Bucks have been,
doing pretty well with this new meth-
od, too, sporting a record of six wins
and one loss this season.
Michigan, on the other hand, has
always relied on power in the past
to accomplish its ends. This year,
however, the Wolverines broke into
the spectacular side of the pigskin
sport with its famous man-in-motion
play, and now it appears as though
Coach Fritz Crisler might spring even
more of the razzle-dazzle in Satur-
day's contest.
Yesterday's practice saw the Var-
sity going through its paces in a stiff
drill session with most of the empha-
sis being put upon pass plays, includ-
ing some new ones which smacked of
1the spectacular. Paul White, Tom
Kuzma, and Don Robinson did most
of the passing, with George Ceithaml
and Whitey Fraumann on the re-
ceiving end.

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Michigan Scout Reports OSU
Boasts Powerful Forward Wall

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Ever since the start of the season
Wolverine scouts have been bringing
back the same alarming tales of
Michigan's future competiti6n. Each
week they insist that the game the
following Saturday will be, one of the
toughest that the Varsity will have
all season.
Gridiron fans around the campus
have been inclined to jestĀ° at such
reports because they feel the scouts
have been crying "Wolf" far too long
and often.
McCoy Scouts Buckeyes
But when Ernie McCoy, Wolverine
scout, returned home this week after
his third visit to see Ohio State play,
local skeptics were inclined to agree
with the soft-spoken Michigan spy.
McCoy told Fritz Crisler that out-
side of Minnesota, Ohio State has
one of the best lines in the Midwest.
The Michigan scout added that they
were the best coached team he had
seen in a long time.
"When Paul Brown went down to
Columbus," McCoy added, "he said
if he was going to do nothing else he
was going to teach the boys funda-I
nentals, and after watching the
Buckeyes playthree times, I think he
certainly has."
"Remember," McCoy pointed out,
"Ohio State has only lost to one
team, and that was to a strong North-
western eleven, 14-7. A lot of people
thought the Buckeyes should have
whipped Illinois by a bigger score

last week but they should realize
that there was a heavy gale blowing
across the field and good kicking and
passing were impossible. And be-
sides," McCoy concluded, "the best
Ohio State boys were kept in wraps
practically the whole game."
The Wolverine scout had plenty of
praise for the Buckeye line. He thinks
that Lin Houston is one of the Big
Ten's best linemen. "Houston is a
fine defensive and offensive guard
and should give Bob Kolesar quite a
run for his money," McCoy says. He
thinks there is really no weak spot on
the Ohio State forward line, conse-
quently all of the boys can cause
Michigan plenty of headaches. "Any
one of the Buckeye backs are dan-
gerous so our line will have to be on
its toes every minute."
Good Passing Badks
In the backfield, Ohio State has a
pair of passing twins in Dick Fisher
and Jack Graf. Fisher is also their
fastest ball carrier, and is an ex-
cellent broken field runner, accord-
ing to McCoy.
The Buckeye team is the only squad
that Crisler has scouted personally.
On Michigan's off ,Saturday the as-
tute Wolverine coach scouted the
Buckeyes againstx Wisconsin. Cliff
Keen saw Ohio State play earlier in
the season against Missouri. So, when
Paul Brown brings his victory hun-
gry pack into Ann Arbor Friday they
will not be an unknown quantity.

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