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September 30, 1941 - Image 25

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Waldorf Is 17th Wildcat Coach
EVANSTON, Ill., Sept. 29-Lynn school, is now a retired lawyer re-
Waldorf, who embarks upon his sev- siding in Chicago.
enth season at Northwestern univer- While frequent changes in the
ity this fall, is. the 17th head coach coaching ranks were made daring
sit ths all i th 1th ea cochthe early years of the sport. only
in Wildcat football history. three head coaches have-served-the
Although football dates from 1885 Wildcats during the past 20 years.
at Northwestern, it was not until 1893 Glenn Thistlethwaite served from
that the team had its first duly- 1922 to 1926. He was succeeded by
i Dick Hanley, who was in charge for
appointed coach. He was Paul Noyes, eight seasons from 11927 to 1934
who had captained the team the pre- Waldorf took over the reins in 1935.
vious year. Before Noyes' appoint- Over this period, the Wildcats have
ment, the captain coached the team. participated in 396 games, winning
Noyes, who graduated from law 200, losing 164, and tying 32.
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Yanks Favored To Capture Series

Notre Dame Myth ...
guys, radio announcers and press
agents, down through the years, there
has come a flood of propaganda
which has created one of the most
unusual phenomena of our time. This
' phenomenon we like to call The
Notre Dame Myth.
Everyone knows about the Notre
Dame Myth--but not everyone knows
it is a myth.
Ask anyone who has followed
football closely for the last five
years what college team has play-,
ed consistently the best footbal
over that period. If he is in his right
mind, he'll answer, "Minnesota."

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Yet, if you approach the man on
the street, the casual football follow-
er, a member of that vast untutored
majority which still thinks that the
boys in the Southeastern Conference
are just playing for board and room,
and ask him the same question, he
will probably snap, "Notre Dame,"
before you have time to catch your
This does not mean that this fel-
low should be taken away to a laugh-
ing academy. There are too many
others like him. Why? Well, it's not
a very long story.
It seems that many years ago, be-
fore the great Knute Rockne fell
to his death in a plane crash, the lads'
down at South Bend turned out some
pretty fine football teams. They had
at their helm the man whom man3
consider the greatest coach that ever
It came to be a pretty foregone con-
clusion that, in any given year, the
Fighting Irish (as they are jokingly
referred to in the public press) would
have a winning team.
But all that was many years ago.
And things are different now.
Rockne is gone. There are no four
horsemen, George Gipps or Frank
Carideos. Instead, there are a
bunch of pretty good; gridders nam-

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hi But still the myth persists. Ten
years after Rockne's death, the rep-
"The Students' Own Dining Club"-
bids you welcome to tle University and invites you
to take advantage'of:
Membership Fee
for 11941-42 THE MICHIGAN WOLVERINE was organized principally as a
$5.00 student endeavor to effect economy in costs of living. By reason
of, a non-profit plan, And using student labor, meals can be pro-
FALL OPEI#ING: vided for a full week at,$-5.24 plus tax, or all lunches and dinners
Wednesday, for $4.37 plus tax per week, with proportionate savings on other
September 24, 1941 combinations of meals as desired.
In addition, savings as high as 30% can be had on cleaning
Wolverine Meals, service. For almost ten years the WOLVERINE has been grow-
are the equal of any ing in importance in student life, because it is interested in the
served in needs of students.
Ann Arbor
OPEN HOUSE STOP IN! Twenty well-
SUNDAY, 209 South State Street balanced meals
Oct. 5 for $5.24
One block north of Campus plus5tax
6:00-1 1:00 p.m. plus tax
Opposite Lane Hall

utation that he fashioned for build-
ing great football teams still exists.
Just the other day, we were sitting
in a local cinema watching a news-
reel. Suddenly, there flashed on the
screen the words, "Irish Prepare,
For Grid Wars" and we were given
the opportunity to watch the Notre
Damers in a practice session. The
announcer, a fellow named Bill
Stern, who ought to know what he
is talking about, regaled the audi-
cnce with many superlatives. Dur-
ing the course of his discourse, he
made reference to "the perenially
powerful Notre Dame football elev-
This would be fine and dandy
except for one thing. The Notre
Dame football eleven is not "per-
ennially powerful." Like Michi-.
gan or Ohio State or Iowa or any
of innumerable other teams, the
Ramblers come up with a better-
than-average team every now and
then. Thei it starts. "Those Irish
are terrific," one fan says. "What
a great football school," cries an-
But what we can't understand is
simply this: Why is it that, when
Notre Dame has a bad team, the
whole world looks the other way (ex-
.cept for a few astute observers like
Take the season of 1940 for exam-
ple. Let's bother that fan, on the
street again, this time to ask him
what kind of a team Notre Dame
had last year. "Darn good," he re-
plies. "Right up there with the best
in the nation." And, believe us, that
is what he would say, in nine cases
out of ten.
Let's look at that Irish club of a
season ago. They started off with
a rousing 25-7 victory over tiny Col-
lege of the Pacific. The following
Saturday, they eked out a 26-20 win
over a pitifully inept Georgia Tech
outfit (which was later defeated.
41-7 by Duke, 26-7 by Kentucky and
16-7 by Florida). "Notre Dame eased
up in that game," was the concensus.
Then the Irish handed Carnegie
Tech a 61-0 trouncing and the wild-
eyed Rambler idolators were in full
cry again, forgetting, no doubt, that
Carnegie is no longer even considered
a major college team.
They beat Illinois, 26-0 and then
proceeded to win a stirring one-
touchdown victory over one of the
weakest teams in Army football
history even though the Cadets
pushed them all over the field for
three quarters of the game.
In their last four games, the Lay-
den-coached Irish downed Navy and
Southern California by small mar-
gins but fell before Iowa, a team that
was able to win only two Big Ten
games in five attempts, and took a
convincing 20-0 beating from North-
western, only the third best team in
the Western Conference.
Those two defeats were a little
difficult for Notre Dame fans to ex-
plain away last fall. But, now that
another season is under way, they
don't have to explain them. Because
almost everyone has forgotten them.
They just say, "Notre Dame is al-
ways strong. Watch 'em go this
If they do hit the victory trail
in 1941, we say, "More power to
the Fighting Irish." But if they
have just an average team, let's
face the facts. Let's admit that
Notre Dame teams are not always
fabulously powerful.
In short, let's make them earn
their praise. Michigan has to.
Waiters Rush,
Chefs Cook,
Team Eats .. .
Since arriving on the Wolverine

campus the entire student body has
been confronted with a substantial
increase in food prices. Because of
this the Daily has received thousands
of letters demanding to know the
reason why. It was first thought
alien spies were cornering the food
market in an attempt to starve out
the students. But after careful in-
vestigation the Daily has discovered
the real reason.
The blame rests solely on the shoul-
ders of the 1941 Michigan football
At seven thirty in the morning the.
hungry horde arrives for their meal
that starts the day. They rush into
the Union dining room saying "Good
morning" to no one. They gulp down
about 10 gallons of orange juice,
enough to keep their trachaes or
whatever football players have, well
cleared. The team's appetite now be-
gins to reach its a.m. peak.
When the waiters ask whether the
boys will have Canadian bacon or
ham with their eggs, "Both," is the
usual reply and there is nothing lack-
ing or unmasculine in their answers.
Here's the composite lunch and
dinner menus: 120 pounds of prime
beef, a bushel of potatoes, eight dozen
eggs, five gallons of vegetables, 25
loaves of bread and a gross of rolls,
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