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17, 1944


Michigan avored To

Down Badgers

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Associate Sports Editor


NOW THAT THE "Fighting Irish" have been thumped by Navy and Army
on successive week-ends, some tentative conclusions can be reached
concerning the status of these two service school teams, and what can be
expected when the two squads clash at Annapolis, December 2, in a game
which may well decide the national mythical football championship.
In a general overall estimate of the two teams, Navy has the brute
power and Army has speed plus the ability to strike quickly.
In comparing the records of the Cadets and the Midshipmen
against Notre Dame, keep in mind that the Irish were far stronger
physieally against Navy than they were against the Soldiers. Coach
Ed. Me1eever's boys were really down after their 33-14 slaughter at
Navy came into possession of the pigskin 13 times against Notre Dam,-
and scored five touchdowns while Army gained the ball 17 times and made
nine touchdowns. However, don't overlook the fact that Notre Dame
Coach McKeever instructed his team to play "desperate football" against
the Cadets and most of the Army touchdowns resulted from intercepted
passes, failures on Notre Dame's part to make the necessary yardage on
fourth down, and long runbacks of the Irish punts.
AN ANALYSIS of Navy's scoring marches reveals that they were long
and steady: 27 yards, 43, 64, 56, and 80. Army, on the other hand, had
only two sustained marches:.44 and 65 yards.
Using the Notre Dame games as a yardstick,eNavy'seforward wall
rates the nod over West Point. Army and Navy each d~sed 49 running
plays against the Irish. Army gained 205 yards, and Navy 312. Navy's
ground game was of the bone-crusher variety, while Army emphasized
speed and deception.
Defensively, both teams halted Notre Dame along the ground.
However, the Middies were vulnerable to aerials while Army with its
fleet backs had Notre Dame's passing attack completely throttled.
One thing remains certain; both Army and Navy benefited from the
Notre Dame game. Each wanted to win this game more than any other,
save their mutual contest. It instilled confidence in both of the Academy
squads and made them all the more eager for their annual struggle. '
ALL POINTS considered, the Army-Navy battle looms as one of the com-
petitive highlights of the 1944 grid season. If you like a team that
can grind out yardage and dominate line play, you'll stick with Navy.
If you like a team that strikes with lightning effectiveness, then your
plaudits should go to Army.
Navy's line looks tougher than Army-s, but the Midshipmen will be
confronted with a two-fold task of stopping Army's speed merchants
and keeping the Soldier passing attack bottled up. Therein lies the
outcome of the game.;
This writer believes that the Michigan-Illinois tilt of last Saturday is'
comparable to the impending Army-Navy clash. Knowing that last Sat-
urday, the team with the better line and more powerful running attack won,
and also knowing that Army has no player with the speed of 'Buddy'
Young, this correspondent, contrary to popular opinion, predicts a Navy

With a successful defense of the Western Conference grid champion
ship, now held jointly by Michigan and Purdue, as their goal, Coach H C
Crisler's Wolverines will hold their last practice session prior to their gam(
with Wisconsin Saturday, a game which they must win in order to stay in
the race for Conference honors. t
The powerful Wolverine offensive, which has been rolling in hig
gear with five successive wins over Minnesota, Northwestern, Purdue
Pennslyvania, and Illinois to its cred-

A SUPREME EFFORT-Ralph Chubb crosses the goal line to make Michigan's first touchdown in the
first period of the game with the University of Pennsylvania at Franklin Field, Philadelphia, Pa. He is
tackled by Ed Lawless. Michigan won the game, 41-19.

Seven Lettermen Return;
Ross Hume Fractures Toe

With approximately 133 men, in-
chiding only seven returning letter-
winners from last year's champion-
ship squad, working out at various
times during the day, track once
again comes into the University of
Michigan sport-light.
Only one sour note spoils the first
glance at the prospects for another
booming year on the cinderpaths-
the fact that yesterday Captain Ross
Hume, who with his brother Bob
captured so many dual titles in the
1943-44 season, fractured the big toe
of his left foot in an accident at one
of the campus buildings. This will
undoubtedly handicap him for at
least a month, preventing him from
really rounding into shape until late
in the season.
First Meet in February
Although it is a blow to the team,
it must be remembered that the first
collegiate dual meet is not until
Feb. 2, which still gives Ross plenty
of time to work out.
Of the 133 men composing the
squad, 24 are listed for the 440, 21 in
the sprints, 44 in the distance runs,
and 54 will be comnpeting for a place
in the field events and the hurdles.
The next job for Coach Ken Doherty
will be that of sifting the many can-
didates out, seeing just who the
potential-point-getters are.
The whole team has been running

cross-country for the last six weeks,
and now have just started training
again after a three-week lay-off. The
first time trials are slated for Satur-
day, Dec. 2, with two intra-squad
meets and a couple of cross country
runs rounding out the rest of the
training schedule.
Seven Returning Lettermen
Of the seven returning letter-men,
four are distance men, two in the
shorter runs, and one in the sprints.
Dick Barnard, Ross and Bob Hume,
and Charles Birdsall, all compete in
the 2-mile, the mile, and the 880,
while Dick Forrestel and George Vet-
ter run the 440, and Julian Wither-
spoon is the lone sprinter. This.
leaves the hurdles and the field
events as the main weakness. How-
ever, after the finish of the football
season, there may be better prospects
in these departments.
This past week, Charlie Hoyt, who
hung up such a brilliant record as
track coach here at Michigan a few
years back, has been visiting in Ann
Arbor, and has been out at the Field
House daily watching the thinclads
go through their paces. At the pres-
ent time he is under contract to Yale
University, and although that school
has abandoned track because of the
war, he is planning to resume his
coaching duties when they start
competition again.



19 Cage Tilts
Are Booked
For 1944-45
Wolverines To Open
Season Nov. 25 at
Romulus Air Base
Nineteen games have been'carded
for the Wolverine cagers during the
coming 1944-45 campaign, 11 of
which will be played in Ann Arbor,
Assistant Coach Bill Barclay revealed
Including 12 Western Conference
clashes, the season will start with
seven "warm up" contests against
Romulus Air Base, Central Michigan,
Western Michigan, Kellogg Field and
Wyoming. Romulus and Western
will play two contests each with the
Wolverines before the Christmas
Romulus Is First Game
The opening game will be played
at Romulus on Nov. 24, a week from
tomorrow, and the home opener will
take place the following night with
Central Michigan. The Wolverines
will be meeting the Kellogg Field
Army air base quintet for the first
time when the two squads meet Dec.
9 here.
The Wyoming contest, which will
be played in Ann Arbor, should pro-
vide an interesting evening for' Mi-
chigan fares. The Wolverines have
not faced the westerners in recent
Beginning the Big Ten schedule
Dec. 30, Michigan faces Ohio State's
Buckeyes in Ann Arbor. Other con-
ference games include contests with
Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin,
and Northwestern. The season ends
Feb. 16, when the cagers meet the
Wildcats at Evanston.
Wolverines Have Full Schedule
The Conference schedule includes
four full weekends when the Wolver-
ines will play two games on as many
nights. Two of these series come in
January and two in February. Only
one game of each pair is to be played
here, which is quite different from
last season's schedule, when Michigan
students saw six games in three

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Treasury Approves Action
To Switch Army-Navy Tilt"

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holiday demands glamour and
we're rushing the season to
show you the very newest in
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sequins, for instance! Sizes
from 9 to 20.

President Roosevelt had the ball on
the one-yard line tonight with the
last down yet to be played over
switching the Army-Navy football
game to a big city.
The treasury . hoped that Mr.
Roosevelt was about to pick up the
ball and run it toward Baltimore or
Philadelphia and score a whopping
financial touchdown in the sixth
war loan drive.
The proposal is that the service
classic, Dec. 2, be moved from Anna-
polis' stadium, seating about 20,000,

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to a city where upwards of 60,000
can see it, as a war bond show.
Secretary Morgenthau said at a
news conference that he hopes the
game is moved.
This was the first public statement
by a high-ranking official in favor
of a change other than President
Roosevelt's disclosure Tuesday that
he planned to discuss such a move
with Secretary of War Stimson.
The treasury feels that the Secre-
tary of Navy Forrestal no longer
objects to a switch in sites, and that
Stimson will not make it difficult
for Mr. Roosevelt to reach a favor-
able decision.
This would leave only the office of
defense transportation on record as
opposing a change. Cities under con-
sideration for the game say the sta-
dium would be filled by fans from the
immediate areas.
Morgenthau estimated that $50,-
000,000 in bonds can be sold in con-
nection with the game, if it is play-
ed in a big stadium . . . and he has
no preference as to what city gets
the game.
"I don't know which has the big-
gest stadium," he said.
Philadelphia can accommodate
more than 100,000 and Baltimore
more than 60,000 spectators.
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