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Michigan Mermen En Route

To Face Amherst,_Olneyville

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Meet To Show
Varsity Power,
Coeds To Fete Swimmers1
At Dance; Exhibitions
To End Eastern Tour
Michigan's 13 man swimming team,
shoved off for Amherst, Mass., late
yesterday afternoon for a series of
meets and exhibitions in the far-
flung East tomorrow and Saturday.
The Wolverine crew was scheduled to
arrive in the small college town at
8 a.m. today and to spend the rest ofa
the day recuperating from the long
motor trip and working out in the
Amherst pool.
Matt Mann's natators are probably
the only Michigan men to celebrate
Thanksgiving twice this year. Last
week they observed Thanksgiving
here in the Midwest, and today they
will sit themselves down to a turkey
dinner in one of the few states that
calls Nov. 27 Thanksgiving Day.
Initial Meet Of Season
Tomorrow afternoon the Maize and
Blue tankers will meet the Amherst
lads in their initial meet of the sea-
son. Reports from the East say that
the Massachusetts aggregation is
loaded with talent, but that the Wol-
verines shouldn't have too much
trouble in churning their way to
Also on the card for Mann's travel-
ing nautical outfit tomorrow are two
exhibitions and a dance, the one ex-
hibition at Deerfield Academy, the
other at Smith College, and the dance
to take place after the Smith show
in their honor.
Saturday will find the mermen
journeying to Providence, R. I., for'
their last meet on the schedule, fac-'
Jng the highly rated Olneyville All-
Stars that night. The Olneyville club
is composed of ex-college stars and
is expected to provide the Big Ten
and National Collegiate champs with
some real competition.
Skinner Vs. Higgins
The feature race of the entire trip
will probably take place in this meet,
when Jim Skinner, Michigan breast-
stroke star, faces Johnny Higgins,
former Ohio State ace. Higgins held
the Big Ten, National Intercollegiate,
and National AAU titles in 1937-38,
while Skinner holds the same crowns
In excellent physical shape for their
first test of the campaign, the Wol-
verines should provide a good indica-
tion as to what can be expected of
the perennial collegiate swimming
kings during the ygar.

1941 Grid
Summar .
Tom Kuzma gained 581 yards from
rushing this year, which is 183 yards
more than Tom Harmon gained in
his sophomore season . .. The, "Ace,"
however, only carried the ball 77
times while his successor toted the
proverbial "pigskin" 140 ties.
The Varsity fumbled 17 times
during the 1941 football season
but recovered all but five of them
... The Wolverine opponents fum-
bled 16 times but had the misfor-
tune of losing the ball to Michigan
11 times.
No field goals were attempted this
year . . . The last three-point tally
was made by Harmon in the Illinois
game of the 1940 season . . . Wolver-
ine players caught 34 passes, com-
pared to 37 the preceding year...
George Ceithaml led in this depart-
ment, having caught 10, which is
only two less than Ed Frutig caught
last season.
Ex-Captain Bob Westfall more
than equaled his excellent rushing
average of his junior year by aver-
aging 4.46 yards a try as a senior
. . . Little Dave Nelson did the
same by boosting his average from
4.5 to 6.31 . . . Lockard practically
doubled his record, making a 6.31
average from rushing.
Michigan backs attempted 76
passes this year and completed 33 of
them . . . the Varsity gained 146
yards aerially, with end Phil Sharpe
accounting for 106 yards . . . Ed Fru-
tig gained 180 yards the year before
but he played a full season while
Sharpe only played in four games.
The Wolverines averaged 43 yards
per kickoff while holding their op-
ponents to an average of 34 . . .
Big, Mervin Pregulman had the
best percentage for any. one game
by averaging 52 yards a boot in
the Pitt game.
The Varsity led its opponents in
every department and penalties were
no exception . . . The Wolverines
lost 305 yards through penalties while
its opponents only lost 166 yards via
the referee's whistle.
'Five' To Open
Aga ist State

Puck Forecast
Favors Bruins
To Take Title


0 Boudreau Takes Over
0 De Correvont Speaks
Daily Sports Editor

I Ten Veterans


Red Wings Show Potential
Power; Youngsters Aid
ChicagoBlack Hawks
The rough, tough, and gruesome
days are with us again, according
to the better papers, with the Na-
tional Hockey league season already
in full swing. It's a far cry from the
all-out-for-blood era of Eddie Shore,
Lionel Conacher et al, say the old
timers, but that doesn't seem to -deter
the fans from swarming to the rinks
in greater numbers each season to
watch our present day "gentlemen"
of the puck.
Odds Low On Bruins
So, surrounded by question marks,
let's begin at the top where we find
the back-room boys are setting the
odds low on Boston's battering Bruins,
and not without reason. With only
one man lost to the colors, last year's
Stanley Cup winners are back prety
much in one piece. To mention a few
which make rival managers chatter
with more than the cold, they have
League scoring champ, Bill Crowley,
the Eveleth, 'Minn., goalie sensation,
young Franki Brimsek, and durable
Dit Clapper as coach and defense-
Across the border, the Maple Leafs
of Toronto, who took second in the
playoffs last year, are at present tak-
ing the lead, thanks to the aid of
veterans Turk Broda, the big, tough
goalie from way back, right wing Gor-
don Drillon, and Syl Apps, whom Red
Wing mentor, Jack Adams consid-
ers the best hockey player in the
Wings May Cause Trouble
Speaking of Adams, his Detroit
puckmen may be the ones to upset
the dope sheets this year. At present
Eddie Wares, Sid Abel, and Don Gros-
so are tied for the scoring lead. Such
reliables as Goalie Johnny Mwers
and Wingm'an Pat McReavy, recently
acquired from the Bruins, along
with the Orlando-Stewart defense
combination, add the steadying influ-
ence to the batch of energetic young-
sters. ,
Out in Chicago the fans have been
allahing for a good team since Man-
ager Bill Stewart was shown the door
by Owner Major McLaughlin and
this year may find the Blackhawks
out on top at last thanks to a flock
of red-hot youngsters from their
newly acquired farm team in Kan-
sas City run by Johnny Gottsehg
Besides his formidable reserve power,
manager Paul Thompson has some
steady veterans back namely Sammy
Lo Prsti, another one of those fab-
ulous Eveleth goalies, defensemen Art
Wiebe and Earl Seibert, center Mush
March, and wingman Cully Dahl-
Over to Canada again and we find
the Montreal Canadiens with a bunch
of sophomores in competition who
looked good last year and who have
just enough experience now to give
opponents plenty of trouble. Tony
Demers, who is one of the finest shots
in the game already, is back along
with such other luminaries as Johnny
Quilty, Elmer Lach, and Jack Adams.
New Team In League
Last stop on our circuit hop is the
Big Town itself where Red Dutton's
renamed Brooklyn Americans and Les
Patrick's Rangers are preparing for
what may be a big year. Patrick is
waxing gleeful over his forward wall,
imported intact from the Regina
(Sask.) Rangers which was consid-
ered last year the greatest amateur
outfit in hockey. Taking Davie Kerr's
place at goalie is a talented 21-year-
old name of Sugar Jim Henry, while
Phil Watson and Lynn Patrick are
back again to make the New York
squad one of the most potent in the
The Amerks weren't counted onto
figure very highly this year, and
there is little indication that they
will. The effects of a good front line
combo of Hill, Marker, and Knott,
plus ace Goalie Earl Robertson, may
be nullified by a lack of sure fire re-



* * * *

Hard on the heels of the Wrprise appointment of 24-year old Lou
Boudreau as manager of the Cleveland Indians comes word that 60-year old
Hans Lobert will succeed Doc Prothro as pilot of the Philadelphia Phillies
. . . thus within 24 hours the youngest and the second oldest men to man-
age major league clubs (if you can stretch a point and include the Phillies)
have received their appointments.
Classic comment concerning Boudreau's selection comes from the
Cleveland owner and president of the Indians, Alva Bradley, who said: "The
more I thought, the more I thought here's the fellow who knows all the
ball players." . . . The more I think, the more I think that's a real attribute.
* * * *
AND NiWE14 classic quotes are mentioned, there's the statement made
by irate Frankie Kovacs, second-ranking American tennis ace, who
was suspended by the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association yesterday for
alleged violations of amateur regulations.
Informed of his suspension, Kovacs declared: "Amateur tennis
stinks. There's no money in it any more."
Late last night Kovacs and Bobby Riggs turned professional.
WORD COMES from the deep South that a pair of last year's Wolverine
gridmen, Paul Kromer and Jack Butler, are starring for Pensacola which
beat the Jacksonville Naval Air Station eleven, 13-12, for the Southeastern
service championship.
Don Wirtchafter, Daily sports editor last year who is now doing Naval
publicity work in Jacksonville, reports that Kromer looked very fast and
that his knee which hampered him considerably in his last two years as a
Wolverine, doesn't seem to bother him now . - -
* * * *

Form Nucleus
Of Rink Squad
With the first hockey game of the
season coming on Dec. 6, Eddie Low-
rey, coach of the puck team, turned
his head away from the ice last night
long enough to say "don't expect too
And these four words tell a story.
Last winter, as the puck season was
drawing to a disastrous finale, Low-
rey had in the back of his head the
thought of a better year the com-
ing season. And the idea was not
juste a bit of wishful-thinking. He
had some pretty good boys coming
back and a handful of coming sopho-
mores to supplement the %quad's
strength. But here the rather short
story ends. N
Ineligibilities Hit Squad
It looks like Cliff Keen, wrestling
coach, has passed on to Lowrey that
old jinx, ineligibility. They've tried
counting ,nd re-counting, but when
Lowrey says "varsity" these days, only
10 men can hop up on their skates
ready for action. ""
Led by Capt. Paul Goldsmith, this
year's squad has not too much to
offer. There's not too much speed
and the stick-handling. in practice
is not up gtopar. In addition, not
to be forgotten is the fact that the
puckmen still persist in playing a
"waiting game." And remember,
they played for the breaks last year
and lost, Yes, there are dreary nights
down at the Coliseum.
Probable Lineup
It is not too difficult for Coach
Lowrey to name his front and de-
~fense lines right now considering his
none too plentiful personnel. In all
probability here's how they will go:
first front line, Captain Goldsmith,
Max Bahrych and John Braidford;
first defense, Bob' Collins and Ed
Reichert; second front line, Doug
Hillman, Roy Bradley and John Cor-
son. Janney Nichols is the sub on
defense. Repeating in' the net will
be Hank Loud.
Adding it all up things don't look
so good. But Lowrey has one con-
solation. "IF" some of those ineli-
gible men can regain their standin,
maybe Michigan will be able to put
a better team on the ice during the
second semester.
It's certainly a tough job, this
coaching racket.


Football Enters'
Its Fiial Week
Army-Navy Game Holds
NEW YORK, Nov. 26.-(P)-It is a
small, but high class program which
has been saved for this final week
of the 1941college football season.
There is the 41st renewal of the
Army-Navy rivalry, more intense
than ever in this year of national
emergency and promising, through
Army's rejuvenation under Earl
Blaik, a better game than any in the
last four years.
These are games which should un-
ravel most of the New Year's Day
Bowl snarls-such games as Miss-
issippi-Mississippi State, with the
Southeastern Conference lead at
stake; Texas A. and M.'s clash with
Texas, high point of the Southwest
Conference campaign, and Oregon's
challenge to Oregon State, which
must win this one to qualify for the
Rose Bowl.
The hard-pressed forecaster goes
down the line for the last time this
year (home teams first, probable at-
tendance in parentheses):
Texas A. and M-Texas (38,200)-
Twenty-four' reasons have been of-
fered why Texas was tied by Baylor
and beaten by T.C.U. The best rea-
son, probably, is they didn't score
enough points. The Aggies all along
hAve been very tough to score on, and
this corner, fully aware of the dan-
ger, strings with Texas A. and M.
Army-Navy (98,000)-The Cadets'
one team and a few spares against
the Middies' two teams and a lot
more reserves. Navy.
Oregon-Oregon State (22,000)-
Oregon has fine, fast backs. State
has a defense that allowed only two
touchddwns in the last seven games.
Oregon State.
Tennessee -Vanderbilt (25,000) -
Vandy, beaten only one and with a
bowl bid the likely prize.
Stanford-California (80,000) -
Stanford, which still could make the
Rose B owl by winning this if Oregon
State is beaten.


THERE'S PLENTY of trouble scattered around the nation's sports
front . . . out in Madison, Wis., the Daily Cardinal, a student pub-
lication, is tearing into the Wisconsin coaching setup . . . the claim is
that "basic fundamentals of the game have been overlooked . . . our
pass defense has been disgusting . . . 'To these three things-funda-
mental blocking, tackling and pass defense-we attribute Wisconsin's
football ineffectiveness . . . It's the coaches' fault-here we will take
our stand."
And over in Chicago, Bill de Correvont, Northwestern's ill-starred
football halfback, told the inside story of his Wildcat gridiron career
the other night . . . among his more pertinent comments were such as:


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Schedule Three
Big Tien Games


Another large
shipment of fine
Cragora Overcoats.
Tans, Blues
and Greys
to sell fast

Michigan's 1941-42 basketball
squad will play 15 Big Ten games this
season, which is an addition of three
more conference tilts than in pre-
vious years. Besides these games, the
Wolverine cage team will meet four
other schools to give them a total of
20 tilts.
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan stated.
yesterday, "We have a tough non-
conference schedule this year, and
with more Big Ten games, we'll have
to keep moving." Michigan opens its
new season in two weeks when it
meets its traditional foe from East
Lansing, Michigan State, Dec. 13 in
the. Yost Field House. The complete
1941-42 schedule follows:
Dec. 13-Mich. State at Ann Arborj
19-Notre Dame at Ann Arbor
29-Butler at Indianapolis
31-Marquette at Miwaukee
Jan. 3-Iowa at Ann Arbor
5-Purdue at Lafayette
10-Illinois at Ann Arbor
12-Northwestern at vanston
17-Minnesota at Minneapolis
19-Wisconsin at Madison
24-Ohio State at Ann Arbor
26-Indiana at Bloomington
31-Minnesota at Ann Arbor
Feb. 11-Mich. State at East Lansing
14-Illinois at Champaign.
16-Indiana at Ann Arbor
21-Iowa at Iowa City
23-Chicago at Chicago
28-Chicago at Ann Arbor
Mar. 2-Purdue at Ann Arbor

" HAD READ, and had been told that flexibility was a definite mark of
Waldorf coached teams-that he built his offense according to the
material, not to any grooved style. This fact seemed to further;my own
chances of making good in college football, but I was wrong."
De Correvont also leaves one with the impression that he thought
Northwestern could have scored again and won the Notre Dame battle had
he not been removed from the game at a crucial moment. He declared:
"WAS I TIRED when I left the Notre Dame game? The anwer is no-I
told that to Coach Waldorf. I left the field honestly believing that we
could have completed that march to a touchdown. I wasn't tired. I wasn't
And more from the former prep school sensation who received more
publicity than any other high school player who ever lived:
"For a number of reasons I don't believe my full football possibilities
were brought out., I have a feeling of (egret, not regret that I didn't
make the All-American team, but rather a feeling that I could have
played better on the field than on the bench. You can't be picked all-
anything on the bench."
* * * *
MINNESOTA'S GOLDEN GOPHERS placed only two men on Michigan's
All-Opponent team as announced in yesterday's Daily . . . but the
Wolverines made a much deeper impression on the Norsemen . . . for the
Gophers selected five Michigan gridmen on their all-star aggregation of
foes . . . Ingalls, Pregulman, Wistert, Westfall and Kuzma gained the
honor berths.
WATCH FOR the big upset of the second Turkey Day gridiron festivities
... it's Texas over Texas A.&M. down in College Station, Tex.

Hoosier Student Editor
Attacks Bo Mc]illin
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Nov. 26
(M)-The Indiana Daily Student t
night invited criticism of the Hoos
football team and coach Bo McMill
Editor Winston Fournier said ini
editorial that persons critical of t
team's performance could send th
opinions to the newspaper in t
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2"d Big Week-End





*Alexander Nevsky -
(Music by Prokofieff)
* Soviet Oil
* Shostakovich in
"Golden Mountains"
Rackham Amphitheatre, Thurs., Fri.,
sat., at 8:15 p.m., tickets at League
and Wahr's, price 50c plus Federal
Tax. Sponsored by Medical Aid to Rus-
sia Committee.


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Under new management
PRESENTING t[he music of
The Campus Sensation
and his orchestra
Ten Men and a Girl



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Socks with specially
constructed Toe... now
fortified withNYLON
for even Longer Wear
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at the Armory
FRI DAY - Record with the band.


Jitterbug Jam Session

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