Dwarfs with crippled legs very often have strong arms, and the Dartmouth team that comes to Soldiers Field this afternoon--weak in other respects--has at least one frighteningly strong arm.
This is the passing arm of Barefoot Bill Beagle, the quarterback who only last week set an Ivy record for pass completions in a single game. Beagle connected on 14 out of 26 attempts against Colgate for a total of 225 yards. But Dartmouth lost the game.
On the receiving and of Beagle's aerials will be ends Dick Flagg and Tim Anderson, both six-footers plus. Flagg set an Ivy record of his own against Colgate, hauling in 11 teases for 35 yards. Left end Anderson, although out with injuries most of last season, may be a problem for Crimson line-backers.
But it passing is the Indians sharpest tomahawk, it has been badly chipped by the injury of alternate quarterback Leo McKenna. McKenna at his best with short spot passes completed 41 out of 71 last season, and was a better defensive back than Beagle.
On the ground Dartmouth will have trouble cracking the Crimson line. Captain Louis Turner at right half should do most of the carrying with assistance from ex-fullback Jack Nicolette. Nicolette took over the right halfback position when regular Bernie Fulton was injured last weekend. Dick smith a relatively inexperienced sophomore, is filling in at fullback.
Turner, who ran fairly effectively against the Crimson last year, was the team's second highest scorer. He made 400 yards rushing in 83 attempts.
Green Line Inexperienced
The big question is whether or not the Green line will be able to give Beagle the protection he needs. Graduation took the Indians' whole starting line, and 195-pound Frank Simms is the team's only experienced center. At guard are lettermen Stu and Stan Klapper, 184-pound twins from West New York N.J.
At right tackle is George Krosnowski, whom Dartmouth coaches consider the fastest and most rugged lineman on the team. On the left side of the line is tackle Gerry Samuelson, a two-year letterman who captained the freshman football team.