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Veteran Eleven From Hanover Will Descend on Stadium as of Old to Continue Ancient Rivalry

Columnist from "Daily Dartmouth" Foresees Victory by Green Gridmen

By Skip Brown, Sports Columnist, The Dally Dartmouth

A traditional rivalry extending back through countless years . . . a rivalry broken only once . . . a rivalry that has seen the great athletes of Harvard matched against the heroes of Dartmouth's Valhalla of sport . . . such is the rivalry which is renewed this afternoon when the Harlow-coached Crimson eleven meets Eleazar Wheelock's Sons of Dartmouth.

Up above the Connecticut River upon the plains of Hanover, N. H. Head Coach Earl Blaik, a sandy-haired, thin-lipped mentor with a wealth of experience as backfield coach at Army, has been hard at work in turning out the second Big Green gridiron machine trained under his tutelage. And the work of Coach Blaik will be evident this afternoon when the Dartmouths take the field in their first major test of the season.

Like Dartmouth teams of old, so this year's eleven is a colorful crew composed largely of veterans of the Sophomore team which last season downed Harvard 10-0. The Hull howitzers, Johnny and Joe Handrahan, will again be in the lineup, and although John will not start in today's game as will Brother Joe, he is slated for almost certain relief work. Beside Joe, will be perhaps the most colorful player on the Green squad, hard-bitten, bulldog-jawed, Carl "Mutt" Ray, last year's honorably mentioned candidate for All-American honors at center, a 192-pound powerhouse who holds down the pivot position on the offense and backs up the line with bone-crushing tackling when Dartmouth plays defensively.

And then there is little Warren King, a 135-pound ball of fire who has electrified the Dartmouth stands throughout this season with his brilliant open field running, a watch-charm back who caught the Bruins of Brown University unawares and romped through their ranks for a touchdown. And Pop Nairne, the Poly Prep star who has yet to scale the heights of Dartmouth gridiron fame, and Capt, Kenney, a bruising blocker, cagey quarter, and Gordon Bennett, a tackle already mentioned by Allison Danzig as a candidate for All-American honors.

These are but a few of Dartmouth's gridders, . . . the gridders who will seek today to carry on the rivalry which has been for years a source of the greatest satisfaction to both colleges. Before them have trod such famous Dartmouth men as Dooley, Diehl, Oberlander, Tully, McPhail, Land, and a host of others. In the footsteps of these, with their eyes turned toward victory, the Dartmouth team will walk today.

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