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Associate Sports Editor
(Todayls Column was written by Bill Brenton, Night Editor)
WHAT PLAYING THE nation's top team means to the rest of the
schedule was further emphasized last Saturday when Michigan
State's Spartans dropped a 25-20 decision to thrice-whipped Oregon
That result only added more fuel to the patent Big Ten com-
plaint of why Conference teams won't schedule Notre Dame. As
Purdue head coach Stu Holcomb and Michigan Freshman mentor
Wally Weber put it at Monday's Chicago Herald-American Quarter-
back meeting, "Preparing for Notre Dame and a Big Ten scheduld
at the same time is too much of a task."
With no rigorous Conference slate to meet year after year
and no stringent Big Ten regulations to follow, the Fighting
Irish come up with one of the nation's top elevens nearly every
season. Forsaking possible national ranking, Big Ten clubs, how-
ever, seek the glory of a Conference crown and the now-added
prestige of a Rose Bowl berth, instead.
The pattern of post-Notre Dame letdowns has existed year after
year for Conference members. As Coach Weber pointed out, Michigan
defeated the Irish 32-20 in 1942, but were so spent they lost their
next game to Ohio State, 21-7. Last year, Purdue readied for six
months to meet the Leahymen, lost 28-27 in a hard-fought game, and
t proceeded to drop five of their next eight games
THIS SEASON THE after-Notre Dame casualty list is really im-
pressive. Indiana's Hoosiers took a 49-6 pasting from the Irish
in their season's opener, then absorbed a 46-7 shellacking from Ohio
State and lost two more before coming back to upset Pittsburgh.
A fair Washington eleven lost 27-7 to the South Benders and
on the following Saturday dropped a close one to mediocre
Oregon State. After being drubbed by Stanford, they recovered
to give California and Southern California close battles, and two
weeks ago beat Oregon.
Tulane and Purdue did win immediately after playing the nation's
leaders, but they met weak Miami and Auburn, And, Purdue's score
was 14-0, while Tulane squeeked by an unimpressive Auburn club, 14-6.
Then, came Michigan State. The Spartans gave Leahy's boys
their toughest game; yet missed blocks and tackles, sputtered on
offense and were generally futile against an inspired but average
Oregon State club the next week.
Three Conference schools met the Irish this year. But, all three
either are or have been Conference doormats. Indiana is a miserable
last. Purdue is next to them. And Iowa, after starting on its way to
Agood year, faltered in mid-season.
T'S NOT THAT THE Big Ten is afraid of Notre Dame. The
league's stronger members have held their own in past Irish en-
counters, but time and again, it has cost them Conference crowns.
As Iowa's Athletic Director Paul Brechler hinted, it is the
national polls that have caused the recent desire for a through
and through rugged schedule.
Students and alumni, hungry for a "place in the sun," look' at
Notre Dame as the ladder. Many, however, miss the forest for the
trees. The object, Conference heads agree, should be neither national
championships nor Rose Bowl fame, but the Conference title itself.


Williams, Chi Psi Win


Turkey Feast
To Fete Ten
Top Harriers
The first ten varsity and fresh-
man distance runners that covered
a snow-swept one and two-thirds
mile cross-country course yester-
day earned the right to attend a
turkey dinner in their honor.
Coach Don Canham will act as
host at the annual affair which
will be held at the Union this Sun-
day evening.
* * *
IN ADDITION to this year's
first ten place winners, the ban-
quet will honor Herb Barten, Eck
Koutonen and Ed Ulvestad, all of
whom set new varsity records in
their track and field specialities
during the past year.
Barten ran a record-shatter-
ing 1:50.4 half-mile last June in
California, and Koutonen set a
mark of 48 feet 82 inches for
the running hop, step and jump
in Oslo, Norway while on a post-
Olympic tour last summer.
In clearing the bar at 13 feet,
four inches, Olvestad set a new
varsity pole vault record last
spring to earn a place at the ban-
quet table.
THESE MEN, along with Don
McEwen, who last week set a new
varsity and Conference record for
four miles, will receive engraved
trophies in recognition of their
McEwen led the field across
the finish line yesterday in rec-
ord breaking time of 7:20. Be-
hind him were Shel Capp, Aa-.
ron Gordon, Delance Hyde, Ray
Ruff and Bruce Vreeland, run-
ning in that order.
The other four men to finish in
the first ten places were Garth
Kirkendall, Buzz Guise, Bill Hick-
man and Charlie Whiteaker.
Playwrights See Us: Dramatic
Myths of the Modern Stage" (il-
lustrated), Professor George R.
Kernodle, School of Fine Arts,
University of Iowa; auspices of the
Department of Fine Arts. 4:15,
p.m., Thurs., Nov. 17, Rackham
Academic Notices;
English Department Preliminary
Examinations for Ph.D. candidates
will be held in 364 School of Busi-
ness Administration, Nov. 23 and

Three I-M Grid Losers
Fail to Score in Playoffs

Robert Owen, Hayd
As Muddy Field Slo
Last night under the lights at
mud covered Wines Field, Chi Psi,
Williams House and The Newman
Club copped the 1949 I-M touch-
football titles.
All three teams blanked their
opponents as Chi Psi edged Theta
Chi, 6-0, Williams beat Hayden.
6-0, and The Newman Club
romped over Robert Owens, 19-0.
FOR THE CHI PSI club, it was
the passing of Roy Nelson that
turned the trick to gain the edge
in the annual fraternity grid play-
The first half was a see-saw
battle in which both teams
spend more time trying to gain
control ofrthe ball than to gain
The only scoring threat came on
the second play of the game when
Amato Contino of Theta Chi threw
a 30 yard pass to John Wither-
spoon in the end zone. But Wither-
spoon couldn't hang onto the slip-
pery ball and the pass went in-
In the closing minutes of the
fourth quarter, Roy Nelson inter-
cepted a Theta Chi pass on hi
own 20 and raced down the side-
lines to the opponent's 40 yard
After three pass plays, the Chi
Psi's had a first down on the Theta
Chi 20. On the next play, Nelson
dropped back and tossed to Tom
Osborne in the end zone for the
winning tally. Theta Chi broke up
the pass intended for the extra
* * * -
passing attack with some fine
open-field running, The Newman
Club garnered its second consecu-

en, Theta Chi Defeated
ws Championship Play
tive Independent touch-football
championship by whipping Robert
Owen Co-operative House, 19-0.
Russ Kavanaugh, Newman
Club left halfback, scored the
first touchdown on the third
play to put his team ahead 6-0
at the quarter. Vic Fryling re-
turned an Owen House punt 45
yards early in the second stan-
za for the second tally and Bob
Smith notched the extra point.
Fryling drew last blood by run-
ning back an intercepted pass
thrown by Owen's Sam Dudley 30
yards for the final TD. The New-
man Club had won five straight
BOB VOKAC, Night Editor

M' Defenses
Groomed for
Grid Climax
Only three days remain before
Ohio State's Buckeyes meet the
Wolverines at Ann Arbor this Sat-
Wes Fesler's Bucks will be here
with blood in their eyes and the
aroma of roses in their nostrils.
* * *
SATURDAY'S GAME, the last'
of the season for both clubs, will
be the clincher in more ways than
one. For the Wolverines, a victory
will mean their third successive
Big Ten Crown. And if the Buck-
eyes win the contest, they are sure
to clinch both the Conference
crown and a Rose Bowl bid.
Michigan Coach Bennie Oos-
terbaan is pushing his team
right down to the wire with no
let-up before the all-important
season finisher.
Defense was the keynote at'
yesterday's practice ascMichigan
prepared for the Ohio club which
currently rates first, statistically,
in the Big Ten on offense.
* * * '
PASS DEFENSE was the first
item on the Wolverine agenda yes-
terday. Later in the afternoon, the
Michigan defense was pitched
against the Buckeye single wing
offense with the Jayvee squad
running through the Ohio State
Halfback Leo Koceski is sche-
duled to see action on Saturday.
But defensive end Bob Hollway
is definitely out. Offense guard
Al Jackson, who is nursing an
injured leg, will probably be un-
able to play against the Buck-
The game is likely to turn into
a passing duel with Ohio's ace
passer, Pandel Savic, matched
against Michigan's Chuck Ort-
mann who has been the victim of
hot and cold receivers all year.

Irish, Retain Poll Lead;
Cadets Drop to Fourth

NEW YORK-(AP)-Notre Dame,
Oklahoma, California and Army
continue to be the only regulars in
college football's first ten.
For the first time in weeks,
though, there's a change in their
order with Oklahoma and Cali-
fornia moving ahead of Army,
which lost the grip it has held on
second place since Oct. 10.
* * *
Hudson lost favor in their narrow
escape at Philadelphia last Satur-
day when they squeezed past Penn,
14-13. They fell to fourth.
Notre Dame's Irish, who
haven't been threatened in first
place since the second week, sol-
idified their position by subdu-
ing North Carolina with a strong
last half spurt, 43-6.
Frank Leahy's Marvels received
140 first place ballots from the 162
sports writers and broadcasters
who participated. They rolled up
1,592 points.
BOWL-BOUND Oklahoma, 27-7
winner over Missouri, gained 15
first place votes to finish second

games before last night's contest
and had been scored upon only by
the Foresters.
* * *
offs, Williams House successfully
defended its title against a fight-
ing Hayden House club, 6-0, in
overtime play.
The game was played mainly
between the thirty yard lines,
with both teams throwing a
flurry of passes but to no avail,
as tough defenses and the
weather combined to hamper
aerial activity.
Late in the third quarter Wil-
liams advanced to the 28 yard line
where its attack stalled, and on
fourth down All-dorm star Bob
Fancett tried a field goal that was
wide. The only other scoring at-
tempt of the game was a fifty yard
field goal attempt by Wen Vander
Klipp of Hayden that was blocked
in the fourth quarter.
In the overtime, Hayden could
make only one yard in three at-
tempts and on fourth down Pierre
Miller of Williams intercepted a
pass for a twenty one minus yards
for Hayden. In their four plays,
Williams made six yards, to emerge
champions and stay undefeated
since mid-1947.

AP Tally

1. Notre Dame (140) 1,592
2. Oklahoma (15) 1,298
3. California (5) 1,252
4. Army (1) 1,130
6 Rice 566
7. Ohio State 486
8. Minnescott 428
9. Virginia (1) 276
10. Southern Methodist 194
The Second Ten-11. Kentucky,
150; 12. Stanford, 105; 13. Louis-
iana State, 87; 14. Dartmouth, 75;
15. Baylor, 64; 16. Maryland, 52;
17. Cornell 49; 18. Michigan State,
46; 19. and 20, Tulane and Santa
Clara, each 44.



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Graduate School Student Coun-
School of Dentistry, Jr. Class
-Newman Club
Pi Lambda Phi
Stockwell Hall
Women's Physical Ed. Club
Alpha Delta Phi
Alpha.Epsilon Pi
Alpha Kappa Kappa
Alpha, Kappa Psi
Alpha Sigma Phi
Delta Chi
Delta Sigma Delta
Delta Sigma Pi
Delta Tau Delta.
Greene House, E. Q.
Kappa Nu
Lambda Chi Alpha
Lloyd House
r Michigan Christian Fellowship
Phi Alpha Kappa

Phi Delta Theta
Phi Gamma Delta
Phi Kappa Sigma
Phi Kappa Tau
Phi Rho Sigma
Phi Sigma Delta
Phi Sigma Kappa
Pi Lambda Phi
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Sigma Alpha Mu
Sigma Chi
Sigma Nu
Tau Delta Phi
Tau Epsilon Rho
Theta Chi
Theta Xi
Williams House
Winchell House
Zeta Beta Tau
Zeta Psi
Women's Physical Ed. Club
The Civil Service Commission of
Detroit announces an examination
for Junior, Intermediate and Sen-
ior City Planner. Filing period:
Nov. 7 to Feb. 1, 1950. Additional
information may be obtained at
the Bureau of Appointments, 3528
Administration Bldg.
University Lecture : "As Our

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Administration, Nov. 26 and Dec.
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of Vocational Education in the
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