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TU1MDAY, NOV. 4, 1942TE MI'CHIGCAN IOAILY

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Wolverines Slip

To,

Ninth

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National

Gridiron

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BENCHCOMBEB
fly DUD HENDEL
Daily Sports Editor

YOUNG and affable, Paul Brown
has captured the hearts of .the
Ohio State fans, the most criticizing
body of gridiron followers in the na-
tion.
Before Brown came to the Buck-
eyes last year, the High Street grid
fraternity rumbled from dawn to
dark, and from year to year about
the faults of the Scarlet and Gray
head coach, no matter who held the
esteemed post. But the baldish
mentor, only 33 years old, has
changed the whole complexion of
things. The ominous grumbling
from High Street. is no more, and
instead the frantic Buckeye rooters
are solidly behind their coach whe-
ther he wins or loses.
When he left Massilon High School
to succeed Francis Schmidt at the
helm of the Bucks, many doubts were
expressed as to his ability to mold a
winning team. There were those who
said that Brown wasn't the man for
such a large position. They yelped
that he was too young, thathe didn't
have enough experience, that he
wouldn't be able to handle the Buck-
eye prima donnas. But the half-shy
Brown silenced all their outcries by
producing a winning team. To date,
he's lost only two games while at Ohio
State, and not even the fiercest of the
High Street wolves can f nd fault
with that performance.
A coaching oddity in that he'tl
speak freely to reporte, Brown
maintains all the other strict rules
of the mentors' society. He works
his men hard, is a firm believer in
hard labor for good condition and
in good condition to win ball games.
He stands for a certain amount of
horseplay, but he'll not tolerate afty
kind of rebuke of authority. His
men like him they think he's the
greatest guy in the world, which
seems like a good reason for playing
the brand of football they do every
Saturday.
WHEN HE TALKS to you, Brown
doesn't act like the coach of one
of the most potent grid machines in
the land. Instead he speaks just like
a college senior, using collegiate phra-
ses and collegiate mannerisms.
He told us Friday that he didn't
think his team was as good as the
newspapers say. "We're ,good, all'

right," he said, "but, holy smokes,
did you see how good they claimed
we were at the beginning of the
season? Nobody could be that good,"
he grinned.
"I remember that game in Ann Ar-
bor last year," he volunteered, "It was
a humdinger if I ever saw one. Gee, I
was proud of my team that day. They
sure scared the pants off of you guys."
Heartened by his warmth, your
reporter asked Brown whom he
thought would win last Saturday's
game. Brown just laughed and re-
plied, "Now, you really don't expect
me to answer that one, do you?
Why, Michigan has a great team,
and we're just ordinary. I don't
know why we've done so well, honest
I don't. But, I'll tell you, we'll sure
try like the devil."
With that he left us to join the
team at dinner. But even as he round-
ed the corner he turned to wave. If
personality helps makes a great coach,
Brown need never worry. And from
what happened Saturday, he's defi-
nitely arrived.
REPORTS have it that all the Ohio
high schools have banded together
to send their stars to Brown at Ohio
State. They have respect for his abili-
ty and they like him, despite the fact,
that he used to lull them into opti-
mism with pessimistic reports of his
Massilon team. Then he would shut
the gates of mercy while his gridders
practically slaughtered the squads of
these same high school coaches. But
they're behind him 100%, and they
were the instrumental figures in pro-
curing Brown's present post at Ohio
State. Maybe they just wanted to get
rid of him in the high school ranks so
they could enjoy an undefeated sea-
son.
Modest Brown said after the
Buckeye Conference-clinching vic-
tory that he attributed the triumph
largely to Michigan's inability to
get "up" on successive week-ends.
"They chose Notre Dame to key
for, and we were just ready for
them," was phis smiling comment.
With mud caked to his knees,
Brown just looked around the
bustling Buckeye dressing room and
grinned, "It's wonderful." And it
must be.

Boston College
Rated as Best
Team in Nation
Buckeyes Advance to
Third behind Georgia
Tech; Badgers Fourth
NEW YORK, Nov. 23.- OP)- Bos-
ton College, which has held recogni-
tion as the best team in the East dur-
ing recent weeks, today climbed onto
the throne Auburn helped Georgia
vacate as the country's outstanding
college football machine in the opin-
ion of 118 grid experts.
The Boston Eagles hopped from
third to the top while blasting their
neighborhood rivals, Boston Univer-
sity, by a 37 to 0 score and Georgia,
the No. 1 team for a month, was side-
tracked by Auburn, 27 to 13.
Engineers Still Second "
Georgia Tech, which played second
fiddle to Georgia during the Bulldogs'
reign, continued in the role behind
the Eagles although Coach Bill Alex-
ander's Engineers mastered Florida,
20 to 7, Saturday.
Although the Boston College club
took over the top they trailed Georgia
Tech in first place votes, 50 to 47,
but the Easterners snagged the honors
by polling 50 second place votes to
36 for the Dixie entry. That was
enough to give Boston the lead by 34
points.
Georgia, which had 69 votes for the
lead a week ago, received only one in
the present compilation and skidded
to fifth with 616, making room for
Ohio State, the newly crowned Big
Ten titleholder, in third and Wiscon-
sin at fourth.
Tulsa Holds Sixth
Tulsa, unbeaten and untied as are
the two leaders, continued to show
ballot popularity and was a strong
sixth. Alabama, Notre Dame, Michi-
gan and late starting Tennessee com-
pleted the top ten.
Auburn, beaten four times and not
even listed among the aso rans a
week ago, sky-rocketed to a tie for
sixteenth with Mississippi State.
The standings of the teams (first
place votes in parentheses, points fig-
ured on 10-9-8-7 etc., basis):

By ED ZALENSKI
Although very little hinges on the
outcome of Saturday's Big Ten clash
at Michigan Stadium between the
Wolverines and Iowa, Coach Eddie
Anderson's fighting Hawkeyes will
shoot the works with "Tailspin" Tom-
mie Farmer leading the assault.
Don't be surprised if Iowa opens up
its first-quarter offensive with a bar-
rage of aerials by this great senior
quarterback who has completed pas-
ses in every one of the Hawkeyes' nine
games this season.
The 195-pound kid from Cedar
Rapids has pitched nine touchdown
passes, which is almost one-half of
the number of scores chalked up by
the Iowans.
Farmer Paces Attack
In nine games Farmer has tossed 96
passes, completing 36 of them for a
total net gain of 792 yards, or 88 yards
per game. The only mark against this
passing genius is 12 interceptions, one
in every game except the Indiana tilt
when he completed all three heaves
he attempted. Without Farmer the
Iowa passing attack is worthless as
only seven other aerials have been
tossed and two completed for a gain
of 11 yards.
On the receiving end of those Far-
mer tosses is a rangy speedster nmed
Bill Burkett. This Hawkeye flankman
has caught five touchdown aerials
from Farmer for gains ranging from
23 yards to 65 yards.
Pitches 'Em Long
Burkett opened the season against
Washington University with a 65-yard
gain via the air route and followed
with a 66-yard advance against Ne-
braska, a 23-yard gain against Wis-
consin, a 66-yard push against Minne-
sota, and a 2-yard aerial against
Camp Grant.
In addition the flashy senior back
has hurled two touchdown aerials to
Ben Trickey, one to Ted Curran, and
one to Jim Youel.
Farmer had a field day against the
Nebraska Cornhuskers early in the
Michigan Needs a
Victory over Iowa
to Take Third Spot
Although defeated in its race for
the Big Ten title, the Michi" n grid
team still has another important con-
ference game on its schedule. The cur-
tain closer for the 1942 season is
Saturday's battle with Dr. Eddie An-
derson's Hawks of Iowa.
Third place in the Big Ten hangs
in the balance on this contest so the
Wolverines aren't taking it lightly.
Coach Fritz Crisler's charges have
shown during the year that they can
come back from defeat. In fact they
have done it rather decisively.
After dropping the Seahawk tilt
early in the season they bounced
back to give the Wildcats of North-
western their worst defeat of the year.
Again when they were nosed out by
Minnesota, the Wolverines hit hard
at Illinois the following week and
gained a two touchdown margin of
Coach Ray Elliot's squad.
The bald, young wonder-man of
Ohio, Paul Brown, knocked any title
ideas out of the heads of Michigan's
team last Saturday as his Buckeyes
grabbed the crown for themselves by
their surprising 21 to 7 victory.
At present Michigan rests in a three
way tie for fifth place with Wisconsin
in second and Illinois and Iowa tied
for third. If the Hawks upset the fa-
vored Wolverines this week they will
gain full possession of third. If Cris-
ler's squad comes through as they are
expected, it will tie with the Illini. If
Michigan drops the battle, it will drop
to seventh, the lowest that it has been
since pre-Crisler days.
Yesterday Crisler gave his team a
rest as they viewed the motion pic-
tures of the OSU game. The Michigan
mentor pointed out the mistakes made

THIS FARMER CAN REALLY PITCH:
Hawkeye Aerial Star Hopes to
Drive Wolverines Pass Crazy

campaign when he rained 19 passes
over their heads, completing seven of
them for a total gain of 210 yards.
An adted note of cheer from the
Iowa camp is the news that Coach
Anderson has been devising a barrel
full of tricky pass plays to plague the
Wolverines. The clever Hawkeye pilot
knows that Coach Fritz Crisler's Wol-
verines have been woefully weak on
pass defense all year. Look at the

Frosh Football
Awards Given
to 42 Players"
Freshman Coach Wally Weber an-
nounced yesterday that 42 members
of his yearling grid squad will receive
numerals for their work this fall. 'c"
the first time since 1917 the f
competed against other c1
yearmen, bowing to Ohie S'- C
and tying Michigan State, 0-
Those receiving the a w
Varskin Baydarian, Carleton;
man Beardsley, Elkhart, Ind.; M " '
Brown, Cleveland Heights, O' 7m
Butcher, Lincoln Pa k: Denald
Carlson, Tecumseh: Ralph L. Chhb
Ann Arbor;' Thomas A. Cleland,. Be>
ton, Mass.; John S. Crandall, Arn
Arbor; and Will>zm L. Culligan. >e'
!roit.
Also James S. Dallavo, Royal Oak;
Ervin A. Derda, South Bend, Ind;
Jack C. Emerick, South Bend, Ind.;
Myron M. Farnyk, Dearborn; Ernest
J. Felton, Pitcairn, Pa.; Harold W.
Fulk, Cadillac; Herschel V. Green-
berg, Detroit; George T. Guerre,
Flint; Donald R. Hagerman, Flint;
Jerome J. Hoefferle, Ontonagon: Fred
C. Kalinka, Wilmette, Ill.; Kurt W.
Kampe Jr., Detroit.
Also Wilmer J. Keeney, Dearborn;
Frank J. Kern, Detroit; George W.
Kraeger, Indianapolis, Ind.; Arthur
N. LeRoux, Muskegon Heights, O.;
James L. Lehman, Sault Ste. Marie;
John J. Lehman, Sault Ste. Marie;
Bill O. Lenardson, Detroit; Alvin P.
Levenson, Indianapolis, .Id.; Hugh
R. Mack, Birmingham; and William
R. Maskill, Detroit.
Also Henry L. Mantho, Alliance, O.;
Auldin H. Nelson,- Flint; Robert J.
Nussbaumer, Oak Park, Ill.; Elmer R.
Phillips, Big Bend, 'W. Va.; William
C. Pratt, Traverse City; Arthur W.
Renner, Sturgis; Robert A. Rossier,
Detroit; Kennetlj D. Sands, Pontiac;
Robert E. Twining, Ann Arbor; Rich-
ard G. Walterhouse, Ann Arbor; and
Norman K. Welsh, Allegon.

FIRST TEN
Boston College (47) ......
Georgia Tech (50) ......
Ohio State (16) .........
Wisconsin (2) ..........
Georgia (1) ............
Tulsa (1) ..............
Alabama ................
Notre Dame ............
MICHIGAN .............
Tennessee .......'...... .

.....1078
.....1044
..... 904
.... 694
..... 616
..... 577
.. 288
.... 281
..... 279
.. 197

- IFTS -
A Comnp ete Selection Now!
DESK PEN SETS DESK PADS
PEN & PENCIL SETS ELECTRIC RAZORS
LIST FINDERS ZIPPER CASES
Bal J& Thrasher 2
IfEverything for the Office"
205 South 4th

SECOND TEN
11-University of California at
Los Angeles 88; tie for 12-Santa
Clara and Stanford 72 each; 14-
Southern California 34; 15-Wash-
ington State (1) 29; tie for 16-
Auburn and Mississippi State 20
each;r18-Texas 19; 19-William
A Mary 17; 20--Minnesota 16.,
Also ran: Army 6, Illinois 6, Uni-
versity of Washington 5, Indiana 4,.
Rice 4, Penn State 3, Hardin-Sim-
mons 2, Amherst 2.

TOM FARMER
... quarterback of the Hawkeyes,
he also supplies their offensive
spark with his fine passing.
statistics of Saturday's game at
Columbus between Michigan and Ohio
State and you'll learn that all three
of the Buckeyes' touchdowns were
scored through the air. Regardless of
how much depends on the outcome
Anderson has given his boys the order
to get out there Saturday and pass
Michigan silly.
So, Wolverine fans should keep
their eye on that number "12" which
will be plastered on the big lad's
back.
Rumor of Swimmer's
Death Is Unfounded
Matt Mann, coach of the Michigan
swimming team, has informed The
Daily that the rumor of Charlie Bar-
ker's death in a truck accident is
definitely not true. According to the
rumor floating around the ex-Wol-
verine merman was killed about a
month ago.
Coach Mann says that he received
a letter just a few days ago from
Charlie and that he is alive and well.
Barker, who was the "Outstanding
Swimmer" on the team three years
back is now a First Lieutenant in the
Engineers of the United States Army.
Saturday especially in the blocking
and pass defense.
Certain to be stressed during this
week's practice sessions is defense
against the aerials of Tommy Farmer,
who ranks in the class of Otto Gra-
ham and Angelo Bertelli when, it
comes to passing. Ohio struck at the
Wolverines' weakness when it hit for
its three scores through the air and
Iowa can be counted on to be gunning
to do the same.
Tired of rubbing their noses in, the
mud, the Wolverines welcomed the
time off. Everybody on the squad
came through Saturday's battle in
top shape with the exception of Don
Boor, who hurt his ankle again in the
few minutes that he sparked the
Michigan drive. He will be ready for
practice today.

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INTRAMURAL
Sport Shots
By HARVEY FRANK

/13W/I ctthc UN/ON!

Getting off to an early start, two
campus bowling leagues have begun
competition in the past two weeks
and a third is scheduled to begin
spilling the maples in the near future.
All leagues bowl on the Michigan
Union alleys. ,
The dormitories are going into their
third week of battling in the race for
the Residence Hall title. Michigan
House, with six wins and no losses,
rests in first place, while Adams and
Allen-Rumsey are close behind in a
tie for the runner-up spot with five
wins and one loss apiece.
Six of the nine teams in the Cam-
pus League went into action for the
first time last Tuesday night, and
the Splits, the Kingpins, and the
Theta Chi's set the pace by blanking
the Billiard Room Blimps, the Beta
Theta Pi's and the Phimen, respec-
tively. Earl Parkin, captain of the
Splits and president of the league,
captured individual honors with a
559 series, including a 237 game. 1
BIG TEN STANDINGS

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A CA UTION TO MEMBERS OF
ROTC
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ENLISTED RESER VE...
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may be lost.
It is both wise and inexpensive to turn this cash into'
AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVELERS CHEQUES. Then
if these Cheques are misplaced or stolen (before you have
affixed your identification signature) their value is re-
funded to you.

IN YOUR
"S!iP)ARE" TIME
If P.E.M. hasn't worn you out, try bowling
for some real fun and good exercise. Get
a crowd together and get into the swing
of things by an evening well spent at the

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Ohio State .....
Wisconsin.......
Illinois .........
Iowa ...........
MICHIGAN ....

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70 38
80 99
47 59
83 67

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