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12, 1940



Irish Creep

Up But Army Repeats As Nation's



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l/ Big Nine Race Still Scrambled
1 M-OSU Battle May Decide Title

By DES HOWARTH, Associate Sports Editor
Seven weeks of the Big Nine season have already gone by the boards,t
and still there remain five teams in the race for the title and a possible
chance to go to the Rose Bowl for the New Year's Day classic. Each suc-
ceeding Saturday has seen a new team emerging as the prospective winner,1
only to be knocked out of consideration the following week-end. First the;
favorite was Michigan, then Northwestern, Illinois, and now it's anybody's
guess as to who will win..
At this writing Illinois, Ohio State, Iowa, Indiana, and Michigan all
have a chance to finish the season on top. The Hawkeyes and Hoosiers have
slim hopes it is true. The Illini, Buckeyes, and Wolverines are very much in
the thick of the fight, however.
Illinois is still occupying the league's number one position with four
victories in five games. Michigan has three wins, one loss, and a tie.
OSU has won two, lost one, tied one, while Iowa and Indiana have the
same record of three wins and two defeats.,
For either of the latter two to win the crown they must first defeat their
one remaining Conference opponent, Minnesota in Iowa's case, and Purdue'
in Indiana's. Secondly, however, Illinois would have to drop its two games
with OSU and the Wildcats from Evanston; the Bucks would have to lose to
the Wolverines; and the Crislermen would have to drop Saturday's contest
to Wisconsin. This is of course an extremely unlikely situation.
Michigan and the Illini have an advantage of playing seven Conference
games. The remaining contenders play only six. A defeat for the Wolver-
ines or Buckeyes will eliminate them from consideration, but a loss for the
Illini will not necessarily knock them out of the title.
Although the Illini defeated the Maize and Blue two weeks ago, they
looked far from impressive in doing so. Michigan fumbles and an inter-
cepted pass proved the deciding factors in a very sloppy game. Against
Iowa, Ray Eliot's team looked slightly better. The Indians' other two
wins were over Purdue and Wisconsin, two of the weak sisters of the
So it's rather doubtful if the Illini will get by both OSU and North-
western both. If they do they'll win the title-and deservedly too if they
accomplish such a feat-despite anything the Wolverines do. Many ex-
perts, however, don't believe Illinois will win either contest.
Even if the Orange and Blue do lose one of their games they can still
grab the crown if both the Buckeyes and Michigan drop another. That would
mean that every eleven in the Big Nine would have lost twice but the Illini
would have won the most games, five. Incidentally no team before has ever
won the title after having been twice defeated.
Ohio State can clinch the honors without any outside help. All they
have to do is defeat Illinois this Saturday and the Maize and Blue in
the season's finals. But knocking off the other two contenders on suc-
cessive Saturdays is quite a task.
Michigan's chances depend upon its ability to take care of both the
Badgers and Buckeyes, and a defeat for the Illini by either the Bucks or
Wildcats. It is very probable that the Wolverine-Ohio State game may de-
cide the title.
The Bucks got off to a slow start this season and were again unimpres-
sive against Pitt Saturday. Nevertheless, they'll be better than even money to
take the Illini this Saturday. Here in Ann Arbor the Maize and Blue should
get by Wisconsin. If the expected happens this week the stage will be set for
the big battle in Columbus, November 23. It would provide a story-book fin-
ish to one of the most thrilling of Big Nine races.

Big Nine Gives
Rose Bowl Bid
7=2 Approval
Minnesota, Illini Only
Disapproving Members.
CHICAGO, Nov. 11.-()-Western
Conference and Pacific Coast Con-
ference officials are expected to open
discussions on a five-year plan for
Big Nine representation in the Rose
Bowl before Nov. 23, when champion-
ships of both leagues are settled, it
was learned authoritatively tonight.
Wildcats Vote Yes
Northwestern was reported to have
voted in favor of the post-season ar-
rangement today, completing the bal-
loting of the Western Conference's
nine members for the proposal which
would assure the Big Nine champion
of an alternate representation in the
Rose Bowl for three successive years
and any school designated by the
conference the final two years.
Minnesota and Illinois were the
only schools to cast negative votes.
A bare majority of 5-4 was needed to
carry the proposal. The 7-2 majority
will leave no doubt as to the unanim-
ity of the conference in favoring the
Bowl of Roses opportunity.
Announcement This Month
The ballots are being forwarded to
Professor Frank Richart of Illinois,
acting chairman and secretary of the
Western Conference faculty commit-
tee, and an announcement from. him
on the results is expected to be made
before November 23., in time for the
Big Nine to make a formal presenta-
tion of its decision to the Pacific
Coast Conference before its cham-
pionship is settled.
November 23 is the closing day of
the Big Nine season and also the
date of the Southern California and
UCLA game for the Coast title.
After the official decision has been
presented, the Pacific Coast probab-
ly will meet for the purpose of rat-
ifying the five-year agreement be-
tween the two Conferences. Once
hat is accomplished representatives
of the two groups-probably K. L.
Wilson, Commissioner of the Big
Nine, and Victor Schmidt, Com-
missioner of the Pacific Coast-will
meet with faculty and athletic rep-
resentatives to formally sign the con-
Publication in The Daily Official Bul-
letin is constructive notice to all mem-
bers of the University. Notices for the
Bulletin should be sent in typewritten
form to the office of the Assistant to the
President, Room 1021 Angell Hall, by 3:00
p.m. on the day preceding publication
(11:00 a.m. Saturdays).
VOL. LVII, No. 43
Deadline for Veteran Book and
Supply Orders: Dec. 20 has been
set as the final date for the ac-
ceptance of veteran book and supply
orders at the bookstores. All faculty
members are requested to anticipate
material needed through the end of
the semester and authorize same on
or before Dec. 20. All back-orders,
for material not in stock at the book-
stores will be canceled as of Dec. 20.
Faculty College of Literature, Sci-
ence, and the Arts: Midsemester re-
ports are due not later than Monday,
Nov. 18.
Report cards are being distributed
to all departmental offices. Green
cards are being provided for fresh-

men and sophomores and white cards
for reporting juniors and seniors.
Reports of freshmen and sophomores
should be sent to 108 Mason Hall;
those of juniors and seniors to 1220
Angell Hall.
Midsemester reports should name
those students, freshmen and upper-
(Continued on Page 4)

AP Gives Slim
Edge to Cadets
Michigan Moves Into
Top Ten Circle Again
NEW YORK, Nov. 11.-{P-The
nation's sports writers had just as
much trouble today deciding whether
Army or Notre Dame was the best
team in the country as the Cadets
and Irish had in finding out them-
selves last Saturday-and when the
shooting stopped, the "experts" gave
it to Army in the closest kind of
photo finish.
Forced to split out the two
mightiest moleskin machines in col-
legiate gridding after their score-
less thriller of last week end, the
writers apparently went on the old
sports theory that "A champ is a
champ until he's beaten." As a
result, they voted the Army in
front by exactly 34 points in what
was probably as hot a battle of
ballots as the weekly Associated
Press poll has ever come up with in
all its years.
Altogether, 143 sports writers from
coast to coast-and the Stars and
Stripes sports editor in Germany for
good measure-went to the ballot
box with their selections for the top
ten teams in the nation. Of these,
Army drew 57 undisputed first-place
votes to 31 for the Fighting Irish, who
put the first mark in three years on
the Cadets' careening three-year-
long perfect record last Saturday.
And, hitting a new high for the poll,
36 writers voted for a first-place
deadlock between the two teams, un-
able to see it one way or the other.
Basing the count on the usual sys-
tem of 10 points for a first place bal-
lot, 9 for a second, 8 for a third, etc.,
Army finished with its narrow edge
of 1,300/2 points to 1,266/2 for Notre
Dame. The rest of the field was far
out of it, although Georgia's un-
beaten, untied Bulldogs,ecoming fast
in the stretch, showed evenhmore
power than a week ago in holding
onto the third spot in the ranking.
The 19 first place votes the Ca-
dets and Irish didn't get were
tossed to the country's only major
undefeated, untied outfits-Geor-
gia and the University of California
at Los Angeles. The Bulldogs pick-
ed up 12 of them, half a dozen
more than they had last week, and
the Pacific Coast Conference pace-
setters collected seven,
Drawing "mentions" on the ballots
all the way from first to tenth place,
the Bulldogs piled up a third-place
total of 1,061'/ points, while the
UCLANS held onto fourth with 827.
The 7-0 tumble of Rice before Ar-
kansas after its stratospheric suc-
cess over Texas, tumbled the Owls all
the way out of the top ten, enabling
Pennsylvania's ponderous Quakers,
who only have to face Army next Sat-
urday, to climb from ninth to fifth
place in the poll with 646 points, as
a result of their 41-6 romp over

Rumors Predict
BiermanTo Quit
CHICAGO, Nov. 11-(P)-Bernie
Bierman, once called the "Gray Fox"
when his Minnesota juggernauts
plowed through five undefeated sea-
sons, hascome upon hard days-even
-prompting rumors he may quit the
.lw be-draggled Gophers and join
irofessional ranks.
Minnesota Athletic Director Frank
McCormick today acknowledged those
umors when he told the Herald-
American quarterback club that Bier-
man has not discussed his 1947 plans,
but is welcome to .emain at Minne-
sota as long as he wishes.
One branch of the grapevine has it
Bierman may take the helm of the
Chicago Rockets of the All-America
Conference whose coaiching diffi-
culties this season caused more stir
than their record.
"I can't answer the question. of
whether Bernie will move into the
professional field," McCormick said.
"Only Bierman himself can answer
"We're so busy trying to win a
game here and there this season, we
haven't talked over next season's

Bo MeMillin, Indiana
. "The Michigan team which defeat-
ed us 21-0 was the toughest Big Nine
team we faced this season. If Notre
Dame had played a Big Nine schedule
this year it would have, in my opin-
ion, lost one or two games."
Earl (Red) Blaik, Army
"Our tie was the kind of game I
expected, in a way. So much empha-
sis was placed on the game, you
somehow expected the teams to play
like they did. You emphasize the
mighty offense of two teams, and the
vicious defense of both takes charge
and refuses to let the offense oper-
ate. Notre Dame has a E fine team
with a great personnel, as I had
Frank Leahy, Notre Dame
"I had thought Army would win all
last week, but I thought we would
win the moment the game started.
We stopped them pretty well. To be

honest, we don't have too much on
the offense. Our stuff is quite simple.
We wanted to get Ernie Zaleiski in
there to try some things, but we were
always too far away in the second
Lou Little, Columbia
"I won't say that Penn will beat
Army but I will say that Penn has
the ability and the talent to do it.
If Penn gets off on the right foot at
the start Army will have all that it
can handle."
Holcombe, Army Scout
"I saw both Notre Dame and Penn
against Navy and I believe the Quak-
ers, whom we meet Saturday at Phil-
adelphia, have much more speed,
especially in the backfield."
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Pigskin Posl-lortems



Men's "Lee" Overall Pants
Just arrived! 150 pr., all sizes. 00
Lace back or plain back ... . 4

Men's All Wool
Blue or brown.95
Beautifully tailored .. 1.


Our Prices are still at or below former ceiling prices.


Knit collar, cuffs
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Value $9.85 .

Men's Horsehide 95
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With Mr. Pluvius "reigning" su-
preme, the Intramural program
slated for, last night at Wines
Field was postponed until Wed-
nesday evening due to muddy
grounds. Lloyd and Green Houses
will meet for the touch football
championship and the Kappa Sigs
and Sigma Chis for the speedball

Michigan Scoring

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2-Notre Dame
7-Ga. Tech

Votes FP Ties Pts.
57 36 130012
31 36 12662
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7 .. 9613


The Personality Hair Style
is blended and shaped
to your facial features.
Your choice of eight good Barbers.
Between State and Michigan Theatres

The second ten: 11-Louisiana
State, 149/; 12-Southern Cali-
fornia, 96; 13-Ohio State, 93; 14-
Rice, 861; 15-North Carolina, 75;
16-Iowa, 60; 17-Arkansas, 48; 18-
Yale, 42; 19-Holy Cross, 36; 20-
Duke, 27.


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