HELMAN PROMOTED TO SECOND TAILBACK JOB
Junior Passer Gets Red Jersey as Jim Devine Remains at Regular Right End Position
Elevation of Cliff Helman, Junior passing artist, to the second string tailback spot, and the announcement that he had been awarded a Red Jersey formed the main grid news of a rainy Tuesday. Helman's promotion to the Varsity squad brings the Red Jersey total up to 36.
Dick Harlow herded the boys into Dillon Field House for the whole practice session. It was the second time this year that they were forced to remain inside for an entire workout. Pass offense and defense again claimed a major portion of the Crimson mentor's attention, and the squad responded with improved play in these departments of the game.
Devine on A Team
Jim Devine tightened his grasp on the regular left end position over Gene Lovett by holding forth at that station all afternoon. And Club Peabody now rates a slight edge on Don Lowry in their nip-and-tuck scrap for the starting left guard assignment. Dick Pfister is his running mate at right guard.
The A team backfield lined up the same as it did the day before yesterday with Bill Coleman operating at quarter, Charley Spreyer at tailback, Joe Gardella at wingback, and George Heiden in the bucking role. Spreyer continued to throw a large share of the passes, and it begins to look like most of the Crimson hopes when they step into Palmer Stadium on Saturday in defense of their Big Three title rest on his shoulders.
Captain Torbie Macdonald will not be in the starting lineup and is even a doubtful participant in the game. He returns to practice today, but when he will be ready for heavy contact work is undetermined. The other Harvard question mark, tackle Mose Hallett, was jogging around the Field House during much of the afternoon and should be able to relieve Vern Miller for a few minutes against Princeton.
The Harvard football squad will leave for Tigertown at 8:30 o'clock Friday morning on a special train, populated by the Varsity and Jayvee football squads, the soccer team, and a host of newspapermen, managers, and coaches