It is no wonder today that there are so many controversies over S'michah. It is the one documented dispute between the Zugot, and when M'nacheim refused to disagree with Hillel, it seemed pre-ordained that he would leave in favour of Shammai who was only too willing to continue the squabble.
And so it is today. We still squabble over S'michah!
Please do not rely or lean upon this version of S'michah for P'shat! <LOL>