Navy Expects Hardest Kind of Battle to Subdue Rejuvenated Crimson Opposition in Game Today

Whole Squad Emerged in Good Condition From Contest With Notre Dame

Annapolis, Md., Nov. 12--Navy entertains no false ideas about the Harvard team which it will play Saturday in Cambridge. The Crimson's slaughter of Virginia last week gave coaches, players, and rooters all an idea of the opposition which they will meet in their final game before the all-important contest with Army. Navy is anxious to win and thus even the series which started with two games almost thirty years ago, but no one has any expectations of other than the hardest kind of battle. The starting lineup will be, in the main, the one which played the greater part of the Notre Dame game, with the exception of Maurice Ferrara, tackle, who was injured slightly at Baltimore. The squad came out of the Baltimore. The squad came out of the Baltimore tussle in good condition. The tentative eleven announced by Lieutenant Tom Hamilton, Head Coach, early this week, included Miller, center; Soucek and Fike, ends; Case, Schmidt, Ingram, and Antrim in the backfield. Of these men, Miller, Soucek, Morrell, and Schmidt are first-classmen, or seniors; Hysong, a youngster, or sophomore; and the rest second-classmen (juniors). Ingram needs no introduction to anyone who has followed Navy fortunes this year: the Tars' attack has in large part been built around his running and passing, and it was his drop kick which beat Notre Dame last Saturday. Schmidt, who last year gained alleastern honors, has been shifted this year to number three position in the backfield, where his blocking ability is available to cloar the way for Ingram. Schmidt is also the squad's best punter and it was his 50-yard kick outside on the Rambler's 1-yard line which set the stage for Ingram's winning goal. He is one of Tom Hamilton's strongest defensive backs. Antrim, who has made several sensational pass catches this season, including two in the Pennsylvania game, is another excellent blocker and punter. On the defense he teams with Miller in backing up the line. Captain Morrell, the only three-year veteran on the first team, has been consistently outstanding in the line, as has DuBois, an Andover Academy graduate who will face several of his former schoolmates. Miller, who played with the "spread" eleven last year, has despite his light weight, done a capable job of filling Robertshaw's shoes at the pivot post, except in the Penn game, for which he was in the hospital. The ends and tackles, except Hysong, are all veterans of the 1935 campaign.


Rumors have been wafted about Harvard all week that the Navy was to go out all hog over the game and was to dispatch three battleships from Annapolis to Boston Harbor, where they would anchor for the night.

According to the authorities at the Charleston Navy Yard, however, the report is entirely unfounded and at the present time it is almost certain that Boston will not be honored by such a visit.

All Midshipmen and other Naval men will come in a much less spectacular and more prosaic way, by train. Thus they will arrive in Cambridge as any group of landlubbers would.


Of the replacements, Cooke, a youngster and Ingram's first understudy, is likely to draw attention. A sharp-shooting passer, he promises to develop into a triple-threat. Ned Thomas and Charley Reimann, who started against the Irish in place of Ingram and Schmidt, both use their speed to advantage and Fay Wilsie is a first-class bucking and blocking back. In the line Gunderson and Janney at guard, Hessel at tackle, and Emrich and Bringle, ends, should see a good deal of action.