Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue


Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

April 16, 1943 - Image 3

Resource type:
The Michigan Daily, 1943-04-16

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

* .~t* * a

lilt iiCHi~


* ~- - r








Harmon At The Peak Of His Gridiron Career

When Tom Met Franklin D., Jr.

The Wolverine baseball team
will play the Michigan Normal
Hurons in the first home game of
the season at four o'clock at Ferry
Field today.
Students are required to show
their identification cards..

Union (lt iv1 Cl)b t'cled its- d 1i
cers for the coming semester. Chosen
president was Julie Franks, All-
American guard on the Wolverine
eleven last fall. Vice-president is
Johnny Green, heavyweight wrest-
ler; secretary is Walt Stewart, free-
styler on the swim squad; treasurer,
Ralph Gilbert, basketball forward.

Submitted by H. B. Stewart
Princeton Unversity

Gk l vE

fo", )JvO


* * * *

* *

* *

'Statistics Show That Harmon Merits

His Place in Football'


Hall of Fame

Statistics are usually cold unin-
spiring things, but once in a while,
they tell a story better than words
can. This is true in the case of
Michigan's Tom Harmon.
In his three years of Varsity foot-
ball at Michigan Harmon compiled
a record that marked him as one of
the greatest players of all time.
Compared to his other years, Har-
man's record as a sophomore wasn't
too outstanding, but it was good
enough to land him an honorable

mention spot in the All Big Ten
backfield. In his first season he
gained 388 yards, threw 45 passes
and completed 21 for a gain of 3101
But in his J.unior year he got up
among the leaders. He scored in
every game except the one with Min-
nesota and altogether gained 884
yards rushing and 488 passing. The
Inext year however he reached his
peak; setting a new Western Con-
ference record for touchdowns.
He looked best in the first and last
games of his senior year. Celebrating
his twenty-first birthday, he ran wild
in the opener against California at
Berkeley although playing but half

the game. He returned the opening
kickoff for the first of his four
touchdowns, completed five out of
nine passes, and gained 131 yards
rushing during the game.
His last game was probably his
best however. Against supposedly
strong Ohio State he scored three
times and led the Wolverines as they
trampled the Buckeyes 40-0. He
wound up the season with 852 yards
gained rushing and 506 passing.
In the three years he scored 237
points, including 33 touchdowns,
threw passes for 96 more points, and
completed 101 of his 233 attempted
passes. He carried the ball 399 times,
gaing 2,134 yards, an average of
5.4 yards per try.




McIntosh To Pitch for Michigan
Nine in First Home Game Today

For those friends of Tom Harmon
who continue to believe that this is
not the end for the Gary Flash, there
is a bright ray of hope in the words
of Coach Fritz Crisler.
Perhaps the closest friend that
Tom had at Michigan, the Wolver-
ine mentor has a. theory that holds
a lot of weight. Piecing together
bits of information, Crisler specu-
lated on Harmon's fate. He felt
that Harmon may have been
forced down somewhere in the
Amazon jungles of South America
and had not crashed in the sea ...
GREEN AND COCKY: That's what
Crisler called Harmon when he came
out for freshman ball after a sensa-
tional season at Gary's Horace Mann
High School. And it was for that
reason that Harmon "sat out" his
first game as a sophomore...
half of that "Tom and Evy" duo,
Forest Evashevski who quarter-
backed at Michigan while Harmon
raced to glory, refused to believe
that Harmon was dead. "I feel that
Tom will show up alive before
BEST IN NATION: Harmon won
the Heisman Trophy in his senior
Golfers Leave
For Ohio State
In First Match
Five members of the 1943 Michigan
golf squad left by car at six o'clock
this morning for Columbus to play
Ohio State in the first inter-colle-
giate match of the season Saturday.
Captain Ben Smith, Bob-Fife, Bill
Ludolph, John Leidy, and Roscoe
Bonisteel Jr., compose the Wolverine
team that will oppose the Buckeyes.
These men will play best-ball match-
es in the morning, and in the after-
noon there will probably be five
singles matches.
Coach Ray Courtright said yester-
day that the squad has been severely
handicapped by unfavorable weather,
and has not had sufficient practice
to be in top condition. However,
Ohio State has been weakened by the
loss of Billy Gilbert, John Krisko and
John Steckel, and may not be as
strong as in previous years.


Don't Give a V

year as the nation's outstanding
football star. And in the same year
he added the Western Conference
grid award to his collection ...
LAST RIDE FOR 98?: Somehow
of other we can't believe that "old
98" has gone on its last ride. Har-
mon wanted "a crack at Berlin"
and "a Jap for Michigan." And
we feel that the same spirit which
carried Harnion to immortal grid-
iron heights, will bring him back
from oblivion. There are new fields
to conquer for "old 98." This time
it's for keeps.

Pepsi-ColaCompanyLong Island City, N.Y. Bottled locally by Franchised Bottlers.


The Wolverint eine will play their
first home game of the season
against Michigan Normal at four
o'clock today on the Ferry Field dia-
Coach Ray Fisher expects to start,
freshman Don McIntosh on the

mound for the Varsity, and in all
probability he will be relieved by
another freshman, Dick Drury from
Ann Arbor. Bill Cain is slated to take
over after Drury, and undoubtedly
the veteran hurler will finish out the
The rest of the lineup will be the
same that played against Iowa in
the opening games last Saturday at
Iowa City.
Michigan should not encounter
too much trouble from the Hurons,
and probably Coach Fisher will get
a chance to try out some of his re-
serves before the Michigan State
tilt here tomorrow. Last year the
Maize and Blue trounced Ypsi 13 to
4 in the game on the Hurons home
diamond, but lost the contest here,
5-1, when the Wolverines just didn't
seem to click.
Pro Boim and Mickey Fishman will
not see action today because Fisher
plans to use one or both of them
against the Spartans tomorrow. Dick
Savage, Michigan's fourth veteran
twirler, has the flu and will not be
available for either contest.

Want to Da
to the smooth
tones of
Bill Sawyer
Do what you like!
Don't Give a I


Have you seen
Come in and cast your
eyes on one of our new
Aratone shirts today!
Aratone is a new pastel
shirt by Arrow - pleas-
ingly soft and mellow in
It's made of fine broad-
cloth, cut to the long-
famous "Mitoga" figure.
fit, and sports a Sanfoi>
ized label. (Shrinkage
less than 1%).
We have Aratone in your
favorite collar style and
in your favorite color.
Ann Arbor's Foremost
Clothiers for Men and Boys


Buy your new spring topcoat
and suit early. Make your Easter
wardrobe look its best. Have a
front row place in the parade
of best dressed in one of our
new spring suits and topcoats;
choose the latest in style from a
complete selection.

Se wonldn't he alone if she had



She's speeding to GROOMWELL








Back to Top

© 2021 Regents of the University of Michigan