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THE MICHIGAN DATTY

PAGE THREE

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Gridders' Spirit High for Saturday's Clash

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Army Voted Top Eleven;
Wolverines Place Eighth

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK, Nov. 19-Army
grabbed all but two of the first place
votes today; in the Associated Press'
weekly poll to determine the coun-
try's ten top ranking college football
teams in the second greatest display
of voters' unanimity in the 10 years
of balloting.
The Cadets, placed second on two
ballots.
Granting 10 points for each first
place vote, nine for second, eight for
third, etc., Army piled up 898 tallies
with the same ease with which the
West Pointers spilled Pennsylvania
last Saturday, 61 to 0.
Navy, Army's foe in Philadelphia's
huge Municipal Stadium on Dec. 1,
held on to second place in the tabu-
lation with 700 points.
The Crimson Tide players, who ac-
centuated their willingness to appear
in a Jan. 1 bowl by drubbing Vander-
bilt last week by a 71 to 0 score, are
third and are followed in order by
Indiana Notre Dame Oklahoma
A & M, Ohio State, Michigan, St.
Mary's of California and Texas.
With the four leaders of a week ago
retaining their same positions, Notre
Dame moved from seventh to fifth.
Michigan, fourteenth in the previ-
ous ratings, bounded back into the

elite group after its victory over Pur-
due and now rests in eighth place.
The leading teams.
Army.......................828
Navy........................ 700
Alabama....................611
Indiana.....................539
Notre Dame.496
Oklahoma A & M.............336
Ohio State ...........239
Michigan....................204
St. Mary's.133
Texas.. ..101
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Two Decisive
Contests End
Big Ten Slate
Hopes of Three Teams
Rest on Final Games
By WALT KLEE
Next week this time it will be all
over.
With only one more Saturday aft-
ernoon of football remaining on the
1945 Big Ten slate the two most vital
games of the season as far as the
final standings are concerned, Indi-
ana-Purdue and Ohio State-Michi-
gan, are still to be played.
Going into the final week of play,
three teams are still in the running,
Indiana in front with only a tie on an
otherwise perfect record, and Ohio
State and Michigan with a defeat
apiece in Conference play.
This week will see Bo McMillin's
team striving for its first Conference'
title by tangling with a rebounding
Purdue eleven in Bloomington. The
yearly clash between the rival In-
diana schools is traditional and both
teams have been pointing toward
Saturday's game- all season.
Indiana will be favored on its rec-
ord but Cecil Isbell's boys may be ripe
for an upset. Remembering what Bob
DeMoss and company did to Ohio
State, the state of mind, and all
E other factors, this may mean a Boil-
ermaker victory.
The other two teams still in the
race will square off against each
ether here Saturday in what may be
the largest crowd of the season. At
least second place in the final stand-
ings will be at stake before 85,000
fans when the Wolverines meet the
Buckeyes. Ohio State will be in top
shape, having played teams of lesser
importance in Pittsburgh and Illi-
nois the past two weeks.
The rest of the Conference has al-
ready been more or less decided. Pur-
due is in fourth place between the
tied Bucks and Wolverines, with a
three won, two lost record. The rest
of the teams in the league have had
but one win apiece. Wisconsin is in
fifth with two losses and a tie. The
rest of the teams are ranking in the
order of Northwestern, Minnesota,
Illinois and Iowa. Iowa salvaged
something from a completely dismal
season in its upset 20-19 victory over
Minnesota last Saturday.
MAT COACH RETURNS:

By Thec Associated Press'
CHICAGO, Nov. 19-&P)-Coach Doubtful
Hugh Devore of Notre Dame today
cautiously picked Army to defeat By BILL MULLEJ
Navy in their epic football clash at Daily Sports Ed
Philadelphia on Dec. 1. Thoughts of Ohio Sta
Devore, whose Irish were walloped sible Western Conferen
48-0 by the Cadets and played the ship occupied Michig
Middies to a 6-6 tie, told the Herald- squad today as it drilled
American's quarterback club that mud after viewing movi
Army has "a slight advantage" over urday's 27-13 victory o'
Navy. Coach Fritz Crislera

NDORE
itor '
te and a pos-
ce champion-
an's football
d in snow and
es of last Sat-
ver Purdue.
and his aides

had several things to be happy about
when all the returns of the Boiler-
maker clash were in but were not in-
clined to take an optimistic view of!
the forthcoming clash with the
Bucks.
"Ohio has the best line in the Con-
ference, as far as we know," Crisler

said, "and its backfield should be
even better than the one which
helped beat us out for the champion-
ip last year. Paul Sarringhaus is
an excellent back, and he isn't even
first string."
Despite the formidable appearance
of the foe, however, spirits in the
Wolverine camp ran high as the
squad slithered over the wet going.
As usual, the Monday course in fun-
damentals was the order of the day.
Weisenburger May Play
Among other cheering notes was
the fact that Michigan will be at
practically full stirength for the tilt.,
its last of the current season. Capt.
Joe Ponsetto, of course, is sidelined
for the season, but otherwise the
squad is in pretty fair shape physi-
cally.
Only fullba-ck Jack Weisenburger,
1who sustained severe bruises on his
chest and left ankle is on the doubt-
ful list, and he may very possibly be
in shape -by Saturday. Weisenburg-
.r's loss would constitute a severe set-
back to the team as *he tates care of
most of Michigan's punting besides
'illing the key spinning fullback role.
Walt Teninga, number one tail-
back, who did not see any action Sat-
urday, is ready to go again. He may

I

Iugh Knows!

ISquad Near Full Sirengtb, Weisenburger-

Starter as Crucial Tilt Approaches

SATURDAY'S GAMES
Ohio State at Michigan
Purdue at Indiana-.
Illinois at Northwestern.
Wisconsin at Minnesota.
Iowa at Nebraska.

OFF TiE iLEBOAD
By MARY LU HEATH
Associate Sports Editor
E MAGAZINE JINX has been dogging sports celebrities for years. The
surest way to lose a game, coaches have been saying grimly, is to have a
writeup about yourself or members of your team in a national magazine a
week in advance of the contest. And the generalization was apt to prove
true-until this year.
Tom Harmon was the first Michigan player to feel the potency of
the magazine jinx. Harmon, the only man besides the President of the
United States to have his picture on the cover of Time Magazine twice,
was stymied in 1939. The week after his face had appeared in Time, he
and his teammates were upset by Illinois, 16-7, in one of the most-
widely publicized games of that or any other year. Harmon had grad-
uated from Michigan, of course, by the second time his picture appeared.
"Old 98" became a cover boy for the last time when his plane was
shot down over a South American jungle.
This year, the jinx claimed Paul Sarringhaus, Ohio State's outstanding
backfield man first. The axe fell on him immediately after his picture and
story appeared in Life Magazine. Purdue registered a 35-13 shellacking of
the Bucks which was a decided, although not fatal, blow to their title hopes.
But the jinx was finally broken-by none other than Michigan's
H. O. (Fritz) Crisler, who had seen the Harmon publicity backfire on the
Wolverines before. Crisler was the subject of a lengthy, detailed article
by Stanley Franks in the Saturday Evening Post. Franks titled his story,
"Football's Super Salesman," and did what this writer considered a
superb job on the Wolverine mentor. The following Saturday, Illinois
bowed to Michigan as per schedule, allowing three touchdowns to be
scored against them in the final quarter to lose, 19-0.
Time magazine again stepped into the already muddled picture by splash-
ing a drawing of Army's one-two punch, Felix (Doc) Blanchard, and Glenn
Davis, on its cover. The jinx did not hold as it had for Harmon, however,
for Army continued its march toward the mythical national crown on the
following Saturday.
Of late, the jinx has been running true to form. Hugh Devore,
evidently taking heart over the immunity of Crisler, Blanchard, and
Davis, allowed the Saturday Evening Post to run a story on his trials,
tribulations, and final success at Notre Dame. As added insurance,
blurbs publicizing the article showed Devore "teaching" his two young
sons football strategy. The Irish coach probably reasoned that noth-
ing would happen to his official team if he was pictured with members
of his unofficial squad. But his faith was shattered the following Sat-
urday as Army ran true to form and trounced the Irish, 49-0, an even
worse beating than the scribes had predicted for Notre Dame.
The staying power of the magazine jinx is a matter for speculation.
Michigan has come out 50-50 so far. But it is safe to predict that coaches
from now on will be hesitant over allowing their names to appear in print
which has a nationwide circulation. There is a definite risk involved. On
the other hand, football coaches have been known to take risks in the past.
Incidentally, Cecil Isbell was lionized in last week's "Sporting News."

HALT ED-Halfback Bill Canfield is stopped after going five yards, aided by good blocking from Tom Hughes
(44). Ed Cody, Purdue fullback (25) watches as Michigan's Dan Dworsky (39) and Tony Momsen (56) are
taken out of the play in last Saturday's contest.
Doert, Wolverine Track Mentor, Stresses

have some trouble breaking back into
the starting lineup, though consider-
lng the polishd performance turned
in by Pete Elliott against the Boilr
Elio ttStole Show
Elliott's showing in completing four
or five passes, three for touchdowns,
and runninrg for the fourth Wolver -
ines six-pointer didn't exactly sad-
den Michigan supporters. It was by
far the most outstanding individual
( offensive performance turned in by
any Maize and glue back this fall.
Also rating high on the credit side
was the showing of Art Renner, lanky
veteran end, who was all over the
field Saturday, catching passes, mak-
ing tackles, and throwing blocks. Dan
Dwor sky's defensive performance
backing up the line also drew favor-
able comment.

Importance of Well-Balanced Cin4

When it comes to an outstanding
record in Big Ten athletic circles, the
Wolverine Track Team has to take a'
back seat to no other team, having
compiled the outstanding record of
seven out of a possible twelve Con-
ference titles in the six seasons Ken
Doherty has been at the helm of
Michigan's thinclads.

At all1
having a
of a fe
Doherty
out of t
last six y
door me

times following his credo of
well balanced team, in favor
w outstanding individuals,
coached teams have been
[he money only twice in the,
years in both indoor and out-
ets.

rler Squads
for the 1%, 1 mile and 2 mile runs,
again proving the point of team bal-
ance.
Wolverines Win Five Straight
The record of the Wolverines in
Conference competition as a whole
runs like this. In 1940, Doherty's

Keen Back at Wrestling Post
After Three Years with'Navy

Won Crown on Balance first season in Ann Arbor, th
It was the outdoor conference verines took both the Indoor an
championships at Evanston in 1943 door crowns. In 1941, the Mai
that proved the Michigan mentor's Blue placed second in both f
point. The Maize and Blue thinclads beginning a two-year lean peri
won the crown without winning a 1942 was the worst year in t
single event. The large number of year reign of the track cos
Wolverines who placed second and Michigan only placed 4th and
third in many events compiled the the title meets. In 1943, the
points necessary to bring the title to ines began a streak of five s
Ann Arbor. Conference Crowns that was s
in the outdoor meet last year
In the indoor meet in the Chicago the thinclads placed second.
Field House in 1944 the cinder squad ______
set a Conference record that will
undoubtedly remain on the books
for many years by compiling 75 to Yll.
points.
Even in this instance it was teamS
balance that told the story. Besides I

e Wol-
nd'Out-
ize and
events,

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riod.
he six-
ach, as
16th in
Wolver-
traight
stopped
x when

Redskins' New Star
Becomes a 'Sinatra'

_ag"artis

Cliff Keen, University of Michigan
wrestling coach, is back at his old
job now after serving a three year
hitch in the Navy.
Keen entered the Navy in March,
1942 and was for three years head of
the wrestling department at the Unit-
ed States Navy Pre-flight School at
the University of Georgia. Coach
Keen went in with the first group of
athletic men at the pre-flight school
and helped organize the physical
training system.
Instructs 20,000 Men
"The physical training program at
the University of Georgia Pre-Flight
was very strenuous," Keen'said. "The
men participated in sports for two
hours a day, aside from their aca-
demic work."
After instructing over 20,000 men,
Keen was transfered to the Patux-
ent, Md. Naval proving grounds where
he was the director of physical train-
ing instruction.
Keen, who held the rank of Com-
mander in the Navy, is a graduate
of Oklahoma A & M where he was
the Southwest wrestling champion at
158 pounds. Before graduating he
also won the Missouri Conference
title and later became the National;
Wrestling Champion, in 1924.1
Writes Wrestling Manual
While in the Navy, Keen was com-
missioned to write a manual on
wrestling and he turned out a very
Fraternity Football
Rivalry RenewedI
Another pre-war attraction reap-
pears on campus Saturday morning
when the Phi Delta Theta and Sigma
Epsilon fraternities tangle in the firstI
renewal of their annual grudge touch-j
football battle since 1942.
Before the war this contest was
an annual feature of Homecoming
Day for the two houses. The prize is!
the so-called "Little Brown Jug" 1
which now reposes among the Phi
Delts as a result of their 12-0 win
with Bob Ufer starring in 1942.
The game will probably be played
in the "spacious" SAE bowl although
another site may be utilized if thel
turf of the bowl is too soggy.

informative 159 page illustrated book
on the subject.
It was announced by Keen that
there will be an all-University wrestl-
ing contest. This contest will take
place during the second week of De-
cember. It will provide a means for
those men who think that they have
the ability to wrestle to show their
prowess. Keen further said that those
men who do show promise will be
offered positions on the team. The
tournament will be open to all men
enrolled in the University and will
enable Keen to recognize potential
wrestlers.
Sp-artans Leave
For Southland
EAST LANSING, Nov. 19 -(IP)-
Michigan State College's football
team held its final practice on home
ground this season today and then
33 members of the squad went home!
to pack their bags for the trip to
Florida which begins at noon Tues-
day. The Spartans wind up their
season Friday night against Miami
University in the Orange Bowl Sta-
dium.
Coach Charley Bachman said his
team would practice Wednesday at
Atlanta, Ga., on the Georgia Tech
field and Thursday on the Miami
University practice field, thus msising
only one drill before their clash with
the Florida team.
The Spartan mentor said practice
sessions would be held mainly to keep
the boys in shame and maintain the
form they showed in their 33-0 upset
last week of Penn State. The team
apparently will be at full strength
for the Friday contest under the
lights, although Quarterback Don
Conti may be hampered with a side
injury received in the game.

grabbing six individual crowns, two
each to Bob Hume and Elmer Swan-
son, Michigan scored strongly by tak-
ing second place in three events and Conference members who covet
several more thirds. secret ambitions of a Big Ten swim
Last Year's Meet Thrilling crown will be casting hopeful eyes at
It was the meet that brought the Michigan's Intramural Building pool
indoor crown to Ann Arbor last year December 15 when Matt Mann un-
that provided the most thrills to the veils his newest threat to their future
followers of Michigan track fortunes. dreams of swimming sovereignty.
The Maize and Blue edged out the Swim Gala will be the occasion and
highly favored Illini thinclads by if past records go for anything this
half an eyelash, 55.1 to 54.1. eleventh annual revival will uncover
In this case it was a strong team a lot of hot contenders for Conference
in the distance events that spelled a and national honors. Since Decem-
Wolverine victory. For the first time ber, 1935, date of the initial Swim
in the history of Big Ten track five Gala, Matt Mann's charges have come
men from one school crossed the wire up with a lot of sterling perform-
ahead of the rest of the field in the ers: Jack Kasley, Ed Kirar, Tom Hay-
mile. The Hume twins, Ross and nie, Walt Tomski, Gus Sharemet,
Bob, tied for first while Dick Bar- Charlie Barker, John Patton, Jim
nard, Archie Parsons, and Bob Thom- Skinner, Harry Holiday, and Mert
ason tied for third. Church to mention but a few.
The Wolverines took 37 of 45 points At present the wraps are still on the
Wolverines' 1945-6 prospects but
rumors drifting out of the I-M Build-
Four Lions Released ing headquarters of Matt Mann and
his boys point to another of those
DETROIT, Nov. 19 - (A") - Coach typical powerhouse squads built
Gus Dorais, still unhappy about the around three veterans from 1944-5,
35-14 pasting his Detroit Lions took returning servicemen and some crack
from the New York Giants Sunday, freshman natators.
cut four players from the squad and Feature attraction of Swim Gala,
drove the rest through a tough prac- 1945, will be the Michigan A.A.U.
tice session today. swimming championships with free-
Dorais said the loss, which hurt the style, backstroke, breaststroke and
Lions' chances for grabbing top lion- diving events for men. To add a lit-
ors in the National Football League, tle more color to the evening's show
was due to "overconfidence." He there will also be free-style and
cancelled his team's regular Monday backstroke events for feminine natat-
holiday and ordered them out for ors and a clown diving act. Special
practice two hours after they arrived high school and handicap events will
from New York. I wind up the program.

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 - (IP) -
Steve Bagarus hasn't the slightest
idea how he got that way, but he's
now the Sinatra of the gridiron-a
Sinatra with muscles.
A few weeks ago, this slim, ball-
c'arrier of Washington's Redskins was
merely another ex-serviceman trying
to clinch a job. Today's he's profes-
sional football's heart-throb interest.
"Sinatra of the gridiron," he
chuckled. "Ain't that something? I'll
have to take a lot of kidding about
that but I don't mind."
Feminine autograph hunters hound
him outside the team's dressing room.
His fan mail is piling up like that of
a movie star. And they want his pic-
ture.
All Steve has done to deserve this
unexpected attention is to jitterbug
his way out of the grasp of hulking
opponents in becoming the National
League's latest pass-catching, touch-
down-making sensation.
Every time he started down the
field against Chicago's big, Black
Bears in Washington's 28-21 win
Sunday, the bobby-soxers shrieked in
delight and the older women held
their breath for fear he might be
hurt.

DAILY OFFICIAL
BULLETIN
(Continued from Page 2)
a paper on "International Adjudica-
tion and the Place of Law in Inter-
national Relations," and Professorl
David M. Dennison a paper on "The
Radio Proximity Fuze."
Deutscher Verein: Former members
and all who are interested are invited
to the first meeting of the Verein on
Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 8 p. m. in the
Michigan League. Agenda: Election
of officers, program discussion, folk!
songs.

Sam Byrd Wins Golf
Playoff in Azalia Open
MOBILE, Ala., Nov. 19--(P)-Sam
Byrd of Detroit blazed in with a
three-under-par 69 to win the $10,000
Azalea Open golf tournament today
by one stroke in a playoff with Dutch
Harrison of Little Rock.
The win gave the stocky former
New York Yankee outfielder first prize
money of $2,000 in Victory Bonds.
Harrison, who wound up with a 70,
took second prize money of $1,333 in
Victory Bonds.
Invest Today in America's'
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