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Romulus Tilt, Possible
en tralGo, Are Mapped
Guard Spot May Be Filled by Morrie Bikoff,
Letterman for Wolverines Two Years Ago

Cadets Clamp
Stranglehold onI
First Position
Michigan Climbs to
Fifth Position in iace
For National lionorsI





k/lleny the gouni4
Daily Sports Editor

With a decided lack of consistency
their chief weakness, the Michigan
cagers continue intensive prepara-
tion for their first scheduled contestj
of the season with the Romulus Air'
Base quintet Nov. 24 at Romulus,
and a possible'encounter with Cen-
tral Michigan the following night in
the Field House.
The Romulus contest replaces the
Dec. 2 Western Michigan tilt as the
opener, and will give the Wolverines
adequate chance to get a game under
their belts before this later meeting
with the Broncos. The game with
Central Michigan here is indefinite
as yet, but efforts are being made to
arrange such a contest.
Bikoff May Return
Meanwhile, prospects were con-
siderably brightened for Assistant
Coach Bill Barclay and his men yes-
terday with the announcement that
Morrie Bikoff°, who played at a var-
sity guard position for theaWolver-
ines two years ago, may return to
action this season.
Bikoff, a dental student, has just
been released from the Army with a
number of other men who will con-
tinue their studies in dental schools,
and will very probably be able to
play with the cagers if he can
arrange his classes so that he can
appear for regular practices.
Guard, Center Needed
Bikoff's services would be particu-
larly useful to the Wolverines be-
cause of Barclay's announcement
yesterday that the original list of
seven men from which the starting
five would be selected has been modi-
Army-Navy Tilt
May Be Shifted

fled considerably. The only fairly
certain quantities at this time are
Keith Harder and Ted Berce at the
forward spots with Don Lindquist in
one of the guard berths.
Shooting Is Poor
Said Barclay, "If I had a crack
guard and center right now, my wor-
ries would be . considerably lessened.
At the present time, I don't have two
boys who will fit in with the other
three. There is just no one who is
consistent enough right now."
One of the experiments which Bar-
clay is making in an effort to remed3
this situation is the shifting of Johr
Mullaney, slated for a possible guard
position, to the center berth. This
shifting of positions is also true of
many of the other players on the

4 ICHIGAN FANS got a real glimpse of football Saturday. when they
saw their Wolverines unst a 14-0 defeat on Illinois_ and by thi vitn

Ed McKeever
Blames Tactics
For Irish Rout
Dangerous Grid Antics
Advanced as Cause of
Lopsided Army Score
NEW YORK, NOV. 13-()-Ed
McKeeverNotre Dame football coach
who didn't lose his smile in Satur-
day's rout by Army, told New York
City sports writers today he was to
blame for the 59 to 0 shellacking.
S"I knew we didn't have much



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NEW YORK, Nov. 13.-UP)--Army, served notice upon Ohio State that they are a power to be reckoned with
by drubbing Notre Dame Saturday. in the Conference title scrap, which will probably remain undecided until
not only, tightened its own grasp on the final game of the year between Michigan and the Buckeyes.
first place in today's Associated Press The Wolverines had little trouble scoring in the first period as Don
ranking football team but also Lund plunged four yards off-tackle without an enemy hand touching him,
knocked the Irish out of the elite 1 just four minutes after the opening whistle.
ranking for the first time since Oct. With this sudden scoring splurge, Wolverine followers began to sit
12, 1942. back with a contented smile, but this elation was short lived as several
The South Bend Ramblers skidded long gains by the speedy Buddy Young dispelled all optimism in their
all the way to eleventh in the estima- minds and they sat there in constant fear that this speed demon would
tion of 106 of the country's sports break loose at any moment during the game.
writers, following their losses to Navy
and Army oll consecutive Saturdays. The third quarter not only saw the turning point of the game,
Army Rated First but it also focussed attention on the rising status of Jack Weisen-
The Cadets grabbed 77 of the first burger, 17-year-old freshman halfback from Muskegon Heights, whose
place nominations, gathered in 25 71 yard quick-kick that soared to the Illini four yard line, not only
selections for second place and were astounded the Illinois squad, but also put them in a hole from which
third on two and fourth on the' they never recovered.
remaining pair. On a basis of ten
points for each rs pace te n In the final quarter, the Wolverines were complete masters after they
for second, etc., they totalled 935 had capitalized upon a break early in the period when Harold Watts
points. recovered an Illini fumble on the latter's 32 yard line, from where Michigan
Randolph Field climbed to second required only nine plays to push Weisenburger into pay dirt on a two-yard
place with 770 points, exchanging end sweep. Illinois failed to get a single first down and only had possession
places with Ohio State's civilians, of the ball on two separate occasions in this quarter.
who are in fourth place with 741.
Navy, third a week ago, retained that THE ONLY serious threat imposed by the Illini came late in the first
rating with 759 points. The Buckeye period, but this rally was thwarted on the one-foot line by a gallant
drop followed a 54 to 19 conquest of and determined Michigan line, which was paced by Milan Lazetich, Clem!
Pittsburgh. The Texas Fliers con- Bauman, Harold Watts and Art Renner.
quered Maxwell Field, 25 to 0, in Both teams entered this fray with the thought that it was going to be a
their most recent outing. wide open scoring game, and when the final score was posted, the feat ofI
Illinois, Irish Out holding Young and his cohorts scoreless was amazing and will go down1
Georgia Tech and Duke, two south- in football annals as a defensive masterpiece.
ern powers, moved into the top ten,
displacing Illinois and the Irish. Illinois had a modern scoring record of 236 points when they
Tech snared ninth place while Duke, entered this contest and not only did Young have 11 touchdowns to
which spilled previously unbeaten his credit, but he also had an average of 12.5 yards per try. However,
Wake Forest, was awarded tenth, he was held to a mere five yard average by the inspired Wolverines,
Michigan, Bainbridge, Md., Navy, who outrushed Illinois 231-159 yards and amassed 14 first downs to
Iowa Pre-Flight and the Fourth Air eit bythe Ilnis
Force eleven at March Field filled i
the remaining positions. Again this game was decided by the lines, and for this brilliant achieve-
Big Shakeup ment, we not only doff the topper to the Michigan line, but also to Head
Notre Dame was a lowly 22nd in Coach "Frit" Crisler and his staff, who had the Wolverines fully prepared
the poll of Oct. 12, 1942 but shot to for this contest.I
eighth place the next week with a
surprise 28 to 0 verdict over Col. BUDDY YOUNG, who utilized his speed on the gridiron, was far and
Bernie Bierman's Iowa Seahawks. away one of the best backs of the year, as clearly demonstrated by his
The Irish were not dislodged from performance Saturday, but his antics on and off the field are sometimes
the top group with the remainder of unnecessary. On several occasions when Young was taken out of the ball
that season and were in first place game, he ;ouldn't be satisfied to sit with his teammates. He had to parade
during all the 1943 polls. before the fans on his side of the field. He could be termed as a colorful
The leading teams, determined on player, but in my books there is a better word for it-showing off; and by
a basis of ten points for each first his monkeyshines, he clearly lived up to the name "prima donna," which
place vote, nISine frscnec
FIRST TEN e. he was dubbed by several people in jest before the game.
Army (77) ....................935 ! However, neither his speed nor his "colorful" performance off
Randolph Field (15)..........770 the field could pierce, the Wolverine defenses, and this could easily
Navy (5)...................759 have been the reason that the tired-looking back also seemed rather
Ohio State (3).. ..............41 distressed and perplexed when he left the field at the termination of
Michigan ......................458 hostilities.
Bainbridge, Md., Navy (4......44 But fret not, Buddy, for you are not alone in your distress. It seems
Iowa Pre-Flight ..............344
Fourth Air Force (2)..........195 that Indiana's Bo McMillin is scratching his head also, as his quote in a
Georgia Tech ..................165 recent interview before the Michigan game would tend to indicate: "Michi-
Duke ..................... ...108 1 gan doesn't belong on the same field with Illinois."


chance against that Army team and
I instructed the boys to play gam-
bling, desperate, dangerous football
in the hopes that we might score
enough to win," he explained.
Gambles Backfire

"Instead, such things as passing
from behind our own goal and run-
ning with the ball on fourth down
from fake punt formations backfired
and the Army, total just grew and
Eight of Army's nine touchdowns,
the worst licking ever given a Notre
! Dame team, resulted from passing
interruptions, punt returns or recov-
ery of Notre Dame fumbles. Eight
times Cadet players snagged Notre
Dame passes and ran the intercep-
tions back 157 yards.
McKeever said his team did not
play as well against Army as it had
against Navy, primarily because
1 halfback Bob Kelly was not in shape.
Kelly Under Par
Kelly did not recuperate quickly
from the bruises acquired in the
Navy game, which the Irish lost by
a 32 to 13 score, and did not work
out the entire week in preparation
Ifor Army.
"He was in such -poor shape that
we used him mainly as a decoy
against Army. He carried the ball
only four times Saturday-but I
don't want to take anything from
Army's great team," he added.

Seen as

to Roosevelt

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12.-(AP)- A
renewed drive to shift the Army-
Navy football game from Annapolis
to a big city stadium started on
Capitol Hill today, with a direct
appeal to the President in prospect.
The move was touched off by Pres-
idential Secretary Stephen Early's
statement at a press conference that
he was sure the President would keep,
the annual clash on a "community
limited basis" because of transporta-
tioh problems,
Previous congressional efforts to
swing the game to Philadelphia or
some other large city, where 60,000
to 100,000 might see it, fizzled out.
The game has been set for Dec. 2 in
the Naval Academy's stadium, which
seats about 15,000.

Barclay estimates that the Wol-
verines will have a good team if they
can remedy their worst, fault, which
is inconsistency and poor basket
shooting. However, Barclay's worries
about this factor are minimized in
that he considers all of the most
pomising players "potentially good
The Wolverines will again use an
essentially slow break in their attack,
with the addition of a fast break
when a favorable opportunity is pre-

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Telegram Sent
To Wisconsin


PLAY OF 1944!


WANTED-University girl to share
a suite-half a block off campus.
725 Haven Ave. Good heat, clean,
plenty of hot water. League house. I
BOARD-A few vacancies left at 733
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for Mr. Earl or Mr. Ruck
ATTENTION Men Students! Best
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apartment homes now available.1
Light airy apartments, each com-
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water, etc. All city conveniences at
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Road to Pittsfield Village or go by
bus, which stops right at the vil-
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Privately owned and managed.
Available to selected tenants re-
gardless of occupation. Open daily
9 a. m. to 5 p. m. Sundays, 3 p. m.
to 7 p. m.
PLEASE RETURN Michigan numeral
sweater taken from Theta porch.
No questions asked. . Sentimental

Coach H. 0. Crisler and other mem-
bers of the Michigan coaching staff
telegraphed their sympathy to the
Wisconsin Athletic Department yes-
terday for the death in Saturday's
football game between Wisconsin and
Iowa of 17-year old Allen Shafer, Jr.,
freshman quarterback of the Badg-
Shafer died of a lung hemmorhage
following an injury received in the
second half of the game, which Wis-
consin won, 26-7. He collapsed while
walking off the field and was uncon-
scious when admitted to the hospital.
An inquest may be held to determine
the cause of death after the movies
of the game have been shown to
medical authorities.

Burr Patterson
Auld & Co.
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