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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

'T E ', O CT. 13, 1942

Ohio State Gains Top In National Ranking; Michigan

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Frosh Football
Squad To Play
OSU Yearlings
Big Ten Ban On Freshman
Competition Lifted For
Duration By Officials
Just a little smile from transporta-
tion authorities and the freshman
grid teams of Michigan and Ohio
State will preview the annual varsity
clash between the two schools with a
little grudge battle all their own.
The game-has been definitely slated
for November 20 at Columbus and
only difficulties in obtaining trans-
portation for the Wolverines can pre-
vent the renewal of freshman hostili-
ties between the traditional rivals.
Last Game In 1905
It was no less than 37 years ago in
1905 that the Michigan frosh played
their final schedule against outside
teams. That fall they played such ag-
gregations as the varsities of Michi-
gan Normal, Albion, Michigan Aggies
and Kalamazoo and emerged with a
pretty fair record. In 1906 the West-
ern Conference passed its ruling pro-
hibiting freshmen from competing
against outside competition. In view
of the war situation, however, the
Big Ten heads relented this spring
and altered their ancient ruling to
permit Big Ten freshman grid teams
to play a maximum of three contests
a fall for the duration.
Meanwhile, in preparation for the
Buckeye fracas and scrimmages
against the varsity, Coach Wally
Weber has been giving his squad some
stiff workouts. Running through sim-
ple plays has provided the action in
lengthy sessions with the emphasis on
individual assignments.
maks Look Good
Among the backs tailbacks Dick
Walterhouse, Ann Arbor High star of
last year, and Bob Nussbaumer have
impressed the cub mentor. Others
who are good backfield prospects are
signal-caller Ervin Derda, blocking-
back Hugh Mack and William Culli-
gan, who is being groomed for either
a wngback or tailback.
On the forward wall Wally seems
to have a bunch of good-looking
prospects. Frank Kern has shown
promise at the pivot post and George
Kraeger and Kurt Kampe are a pair,
of good mates for him at the guard
spots. At tackle both Elmer Phillips'
and Jack Emmerick have given good
accounts of themselves while Lehman
Beardsley has been playing well at
end.

41N

Undying Spirit, Perseverence
Pay Off ForVarsity Gridder

By BART JENKS
A couple of weeks ago a Wolverine
lineman went charging in to get thel
runner; body met body and the Wol-
verine found himself lying on his
back. But he didn't let that burly
Great Lakes blocker daunt him and
went on to establish himself as one
of the stars in Michigan's brilliant
upset victory.
A week later he continued his fine
play against Michigan State and
turned in what was perhaps the finest
defensive play of the game when he
dived over a would-be Spartan block-
er to haul down the ball-carrier be-
hind the line of scrimmage.
This last Saturday his great play,
moved Seahawk coach Bernie Bier-
man to name him as the outstanding
player on the field. If you haven't yet
guessed his name it is Elmer Madar
and its owner can boast one of the
most phenomenal rises in recent Wol-
verine history.
Track Star In High School
At Northeastern high school in De-
troit Madar was better known as the
captain of the track team than as a
halfback on the football team. The
highest honor he receivedwas a nom-
ination to the third all-city team.
As a freshman and sophomore in
the University Madar continued his
football at the halfback posts but
with such backs as Tom Harmon,
Paul Kromer, Davey Nelson, and Tip-
py Lockard to handle those positions
he saw only a couple of minutes of
play during the whole season. In ad-
dition he was bothered by a sprained
ankle early in the season which slow-
ed him up for the rest of the season.
Moved to quarterback last year
Madar again found the combination

of star backs and an injury too much
for him. First a fractured shoulder
kept him out of the early games and
when he returned it was only to
watch iron-man George Ceithaml pi-
lot the Wolverines very capably.
This year, ,howover, Madar has
really come into his own. With the
loss by graduation of both regular
ends Coach Crisler had a problem
which had to be solved ,if Michigan
was to have a first-rate team this
year. Phil Sharpe, who saw consider-
able action last year, was the answer
to one of the wings but the other was
wide open.
Although he weighs a mere 170
pounds, orte of the lightest weights
for an end in Michigani history, Ma-
dar by his hard, heads-up play proved
himself during spring practice and
went on to win the position this fall.
Has Plenty Of Fight
Last Saturday the ability to take it
and come back, plus a fighting heart
payed off their greatest dividends yet
as Madar caught a touchdown pass
as well as three other passes, and on
defense generally made himself a
thorn in the Seahawk side. Despite a
terrific bruising given him by the
huge Seahawks Madar was still in
there after 57 minutes and was taken
out only after the game was hope-
lessly lost. In fact, in the three games
thus far Madar has played all but
about fifteen minutes.
With everyone praising Madar as
a player who proved through perse-
verance and indomitable courage that
it doesn't take weight and brawn to
make a success at football, it looks as,
if Crisler has found the man to com-
plete an already great line.

Georgia Ranks
Second Behind
Buckeye Team
Service Elevens Excluded;
Surprise Illinois Squad
Takes Over Fifth Spot
NEW YORK, Oct. 12.- (P)- Ohio
State, coached again by Paul Brown
who is only two years away from tu-
toring a high school eleven, has thet
best college football team in the opin-
ion of 91 sports writers throughoutI
the United States.
The Buckeyes, undefeated in three
starts, top second place Georgia by
142 votes in the Associated Press'
first weekly rating of the present sea-
son.
Although Minnesota, which won1
first place in the final polls of both
1940 and 1941, yielded its lofty posi-
tion and skidded to fourteenth place,
the Big Ten Conference dominates]
with the Ohioans and three other en-
tries among the first ten.
Michigan, which has lost only toF
the Iowa Seapawks of Lieut. Col.
Bernie Bierman, is third with the sur-
prising Illinois club fifth and Wiscon-I
sin seventh.
Service Teams Ineligible
Bierman coached Minnesota during
its reign but his Seahawks and the
football teams representing the other
various military camps are not eligi-
ble to participate in this ranking,
which is restricted to collegiate elev-
ens only.
The service aggregations, spotted1
with former pros and All-Americas,
have mastered a major portion of
their collegiate rivals, the four pre-
flight schools of the navy setup hav-
ing yet to lose an encounter to a
school, outfit.
Ohio State, with victories over Fort
Knox, Indiana and Southern Cali-
fornia, drew 25 first place votes, 20
second place tallies and enough con-
sideration in the lesser positions for
636 votes. Each first place ballot was
10 votes, each second nine, etc.
The Buckeyes grabbed fifteenth
place in the final ranking of 1941,
their first under thentutelage of
SBrown who built an enviable reputa-
tion as coach of the Massillon, Ohio,
1 High School before going to Colum-
bus.
t Georgia Looks Good
r Georgia, with All-America Frankie
Sinkwich hobbled by injuries, still
has been good enough to subdue four
opponents, squeezing by Kentucky,
1 7 to 6, in the opener and then meas-
- uring Jacksonville Naval Air Station,
Furman and Mississippi University.
The Bulldogs, one of the favorites
for the Southeastern Conference title,
drew 12 first place designations, 13
for second, nine for third and 15 for
fourth. Their total vote was 494.
Michigan also collected 12 first
place tallies and 418 votes for third
while Alabama, which is expected to
dispute Georgia's right to the Dixie
honors was fourth with 10 and 356.
FIRST TEN

Gridmen Rest
After Defeat
By Seahawks
Pregulman, Robinson Are1
Slightly Injured; Kuzma
Will Probably Play
Well pleased with the Varsity grid-
ders' showing against the Iowa Naval
Pre-Flight outfit, Coach Crisler yes-
terday devoted the afternoon to show-
ing pictures of the game and putting
his reserves through a light workout.
The first stringers were rewarded
with a rest from physical exercise.
No Major Injuries
The gridders not only gave a good
account of themselves on the field
but they added to Crisler's joy by
coming through the contest almost
unscathed. Only Merv Pregulman
with a slightly bruised side and Don
Robinson with a charley-horse have
anything approaching injuries and
both are expected to see action
against Northwestern next Saturday.
Good news also to Wolverine fans
is the fact that Tom Kuzma will al-
most certainly play for the first time
this season. If the Gary flash is even
a shadow of his last year's self, a good
duel is in prospect between him and
the Wildcat's brilliant Otto Graham.
The Wildcats, twice beaten this
year, are anxious to get back on the
victory trail and promise to make
this, the fiftieth anniversary of
Michigan-Northwestern football com-
petition, a full afternoon for Crisler's
men.
Tough Schedule Ahead
But when the Varsity begins prac-
tice in earnest tomorrow it won't be
just for the game Saturday. That is
only the beginning of Crisler's wor-
ries. On' succeeding week-ends the
Wolverines will meet such teams as
Minnesota,:Illinois, Harvard, and the
Irish of Notre Dame.
Then to top a tough schedule off
will be the games with Ohio State,
currently number one in the national
rankings, and with Iowa.
But Crisler's charges'aren't letting
that daunt them; there is a game to'
win next Saturday and that must
come before all else.

Thurman Arnold Investigation
Is Requested By AFL Members

By The Associated' Press
TORONTO, Ont., Oct. 12.- The
American Federation of Labor asked
today for an investigation of Thur-
man Arnold, U.S. anti-trust chief, to
determine whether he has used the
prestige of his job for personal mater-
ial gain, signalled a fresh attack upon
the National Labor Relations Board,
and offered an immediate armistice
to the CIO pending negotiations for
full reunion,
The report on Arnold, headed "La-
bor and the Anti-Trust Drive," con-
curred in and supplemented the exec-
utive council's annual report on that
topic. Both accused Arnold of starting
a destructive anti-labor campaign
three years ago. A series of Supreme
Court decisions, the committee said,
"flatly repudiated" Arnold's "attemp-
ted distortions of law."
The best known of Arnold's suits
was the Hutcheson case, which grew
out of a strike by the AFL carpenters
22 Axis Bombers
Shot Down During
Attacks On Malta
VALLETTA, Malta, Oct. 12.-(P)-
The British defenders of Malta es-
tablished a new daylight record today
as they shot down 22 Axis bombers
and ten fighters in slashing blows
against new large-scale air attacks,
described as the heaviest in months.
Fighters and anti-aircraft guns of
the island stronghold previously had
destroyed 24 planes during 24 hours,
but never before during three years
of attacks had they shot down 22
during a single daylight period.
Today's brilliant performance fol-
lowed- heavy attacks. -yesterday in
which at least 15 raiders were de-
stroyed. and it made a two-day total
of 37-Axis planes knocked into the
sea.
This brougt to more, than 1,000 the
total Axis losses over 'Malta, which
has had more than 3,000 alerts since
the start 'of the war.
'The renewed heavy attacks came
after a long lull in which-only small
formations of Axis planes had car-
ried on intermittent attacks, mainly
of nuisance value.

union. The Court decided Arnold had
no anti-trust case because he failed
to show collusion with a second em-
ployer.
After that decision, said the com-
mittee, organized labor believed Ar-
nold's "uncalled for eruption had
been effectively and authoritatively
quieted." Instead, the report added,
events proved Arnold was far more
interested in the impression he made
upon the press than upon the Su-
preme Court.
The delegates whooped and clapped
again when Daniel J. Tobin, president
of the teamsters, read a telegram
from President James C. Petrillo,
president of the musicians union, in-
forming him that a federal court in
Chicago had dismissed Arnold's civil
anti-trust action against the musi-
cians.
The committee recommended that
U.S. Attorney General Francis Biddle
be requested to investigate and de-
termine whether Arnold "has exploit-
ed the prestige of his public office
for his own material and financial
gain." President Roosevelt is to be
advised of the report on Arnold.
In New York City, Attorney Gen-
eral Biddle, informed of the AFL con-
vention's action, said: "I don't see
why they want to investigate Mr. Ar-
nold, who is simply doing his duty.
However, I'd be glad to hold an inves-
tigation-it would show what an effi-
cient public official Mr. Arnold is."
Dispute Continues
At Cartridge Plant
A.,TON, Ill., Oct. 12.--(P)-A con-
ference between union leaders and
War Labor Board conciliators ended
in no decision tonight in the un-
authorized strike of AFL Molders and
Foundry Workers at the Western
Cartridge Company's huge East Alton
Plant, even as President William
Grepn of the AFL curtly ordered the
strikers to return to work immedi-
ately:
Following the session with 30 union
men,R l. W. Hauighton, WLB media-
tion officer from Washington, con-
ferred with company representatives
in an office in the vast war produc-
tion' plant.

Big Ten Highlights...

Badgers Map Strategy
MADISON, Wis., Oct, 12.- (P)-
Wisconsin's undefeated Badgers rest-
ed today as Harry Stuhldreher and
his coaching staff mapped strategy
for the Great Lakes game Saturday
at Soldiers Field, Chicago.
The squad came .through the Mis-
souri tussle in fairly good shape and
trainers, said Pat Harder and Elroy
Hirsch, ace backs, would be in good
physical condition this week-end.
Harder's foot injury was aggravated
and Hirsch suffered a bruised knee
in the Tiger tilt.

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Tough Schedule Faces NU
EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 12.- (P)-
Concentrating on development of a
sustained attack, Northwestern today
began preparations for meeting Mich-
igan, Ohio State and Minnesota in
succession.
Otto Graham, halfback, and Ed
Hirsch, fullback, who have thus far
carried the brunt of offensive play
because of injuries and illness of their
understudies,.will be relieved of their
60-minute jobs against Michigan Sat-
urday. Joe Scriba, shifty sophomore
halfback, from Owosso, Mich., will
be ready for action following a shoul-
der injury. Return of Casey Peifer
and Laurie Adelman after a siege of
flu will bolster the fullback position
* * *
Seahawks Practice
IOWA CITY, Iowa, Oct. 12.- (P)-
Everything was calm on the Iowa
Seahawk football front today as Lt
Col. Bernie Bierman gave his Navy
gridders a quiet day of practice fol-
lowing their fourth road trip in as
many weeks.
Coming out of the Michigan game
with no serious injuries, the Sea-
hawks should be at full strength Sat-
urday when they meet another tough
customer-Notre Dame. ,
Brown Has Problems
COLUMBUS, O., Oct. 12.- (;P)-
Those twin bugaboos of Ohio State's
football team-punting and the left
end spot-plagued "Worry'n" Paul
Brown again today.
Further, he worried about the
schedule which pits his Bucks Satur-
day against Purdue, fresh from ar
upset victory over Northwestern.
"They'll have a real head of stear
by the time they get to us," he said.
What Brown is looking for immed-
iately is a sound left end and a kicker
who can boot that ball 40 to 50 yards
under game conditions.
Hauser Makes Changes
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 12.- ()-
Coach George Hauser sent his Min-
nesota football squad through a work.
out outside today, instead of giving
the first team the customary Monday
rest, and made several lineup changes
as an aftermath of Saturday's loss tc
Illinois.
Halfback Bill Daley, big gun in the
Gopher attack, was not in uniform.
He spent the day undergoing treat-
ment for a bruised back. Trainers
said his injury did not appear serious,
however.

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