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Lee Highlights Cage Tourney
By FRED ijATZ
runnerup in both the MVP ballot- Michigan's coach Bill (last name's
A weekend of scuttlebutt, ob- ing and loose-ball department to the same) says there's no family
servations and even a few facts Tennessee's Gene Tormohlen. relationship. Furthering the co-
PARIS as gleaned from watching four Fickle Fans incidence: the Wolverine mentor's
teams in action at Kent State home is in Delphi, Ind., only 15
University's Midwestern Invita- The Wolverines were duickly miles from Lafayette.
,s on tional Basketball Tournament: adopted by the Kent crowd as it* #
over happily cheered each basket Mich- * * *
porta Lee Leaves Them Buzzing Igan scored In its 80-66 loss to Hoosiers With A Southern Drawl
George Lee's two tremendous the eventual champion Volunteers. Tennessee has really taken a
rchase performances, the first coming in But it was a different story the shine to the way Indiana's high
asis, a losing cause against Tennessee; next night when the home-town- school boys play basketball. Lead-
and the second versus host Kent, ers engaged the Maize and Blue. I ing the Vols to the title (a possible
raised a lot of eyebrows among re- In fact it was a bad weekend forerunner of greater things to
$ porters, students and fans. for those who like to see the under- come) were 6'8" Tormohlen and
95 e The 6'4" forward stalwart finish- dog come through. In every game Dalen Showalter two inches short-
up ed third high in individual scoring the favorite won out, Tennessee er. Tormohlen, from Holland, Ind.,
cial with 43 points. And 20 of them beating Michigan the first night and Showalter, from Logansport,
has were scored Saturday after spend- and Wyoming the second, 90-69; combined to wear down Michigan
926. ing that got him the second-place Wyoming gaining the finals with in the second half,
t for ment for a leg muscle re-injury a 75-67 win over Kent, and the
us. sustained the night before. Golden Flashes losing the third- Kent State: Tired Of Small-Time
It was more than just his scor- place game to the Wolverines, 83- When a small school gets tired
ing all that day undergoing treat- 55. of playing a small-school schedule
vote as the tourney's most valu- * * * what's a logical way for it to gain
able player. Lee was a terror on No Relation recognition among the big guys?
feeds the offensive and defensive boards, Tennessee has a Bob Perigo on Kent State thinks its found the
picking up 33 rebounds. He wasI its squad from Lafayette, Ind., but answer by inaugurating the Mid-
______________________________western Invitational, a tourney it
hopes will become an annual af-
'n Kleen portfolio of satisfied customers ... From all reports, basketball
fever has reached a level at this
quiet northeastern Ohio college
unequaled in its history.
And with a team composed of
four outstanding sophomores we
think it's well on its way to being
Heavens . .. I simply don't know what I'd an eventual power.
By Key Injuries
TREMENDOUS PERFORMANCE-George Lee left the Kent State
crowd-buzzing with his stellar play in this past weekend's tourney.
The stalwart forward received the second-place vote as the tour-
ney's most valuable player.
By DAVE LYON
With only four days left until
the Michigan wrestling team's
opening dual meet of the season
against Cornell, five key men on
the squad are bothered by in-1
juries, or are recovering from
Captain Larry Murray is ham-
pered by an ailing right knee,
which had a cartilage removed
from it in September. During a
full-length match held yesterday
as part of an intrasquad "meet,"
Murray's knee, received a sharp,
But Murray was able to finish
out the match, and it appeared
that the knee is no worse than it
was. Barring further injury, Mur-
ray, a 130-pounded, should be in
sufficient health to go on the com-
ing weekend tour to Cornell and
Sophomore Jim Agnew recently
separated the ligaments from his
two bottom ribs, but he did not
seem tobe bothered too much yes-
In a nine-minute match with
soph Ambrose Wilbanks, Agnew
gave a good performance, and
right now has the inside track to
the 130-pound starting post for
this weekend's action.
Wilbanks has been beset by a
recurring chest inJury, but de-
spite it he performed well enough
yesterday to indicate that he is
not out of the running yet for a
Sophomore Don Corriere, who
pulled some knee ligaments out
of place last year, is. taking no
chances on having the injury re-
cur. His thigh and calf are tightly
bandaged. The fifth man is soph
Three of the six matches were
ilecided by socers of 3-1, 2-1 and
1-0, indicating a lack of aggres-
do without dear, dear Kwik 'n Kleen to keep
my wardrobe neat and clean for the mad round
of holiday parties I have scheduled," notes
biophysics major, Aurelia "Fufu" LaFouf.*
"Did you know? They make all sorts of little
repairs free of c argec. . even when I don't
ask them to! Hurry down there right away
Gym Not Ready But Team Was
Imagine Pittsburgh's surprise
eight years ago when it rolled into
Kent expecting to appear in the
I dedication game-and, found the
baskets hadn't been erected.
It didn't phase KSU officials or
the Kent team. Baskets on lengthy
standards were placed at either
end and Kent went on to a victory
over the bewildered Panthers.
Michigan State 72, Butler 46
Kentucky 78, Duke 64
North Carolina 83, Virginia 61
Denver 73,' Kansas 60
W. Michigan 66, Central Mich. 56
Oklahoma 80, Iowa y
lHllsdale 68, Olivet 62
SWmn. & Mary 59, Hamnpden-Sydney 46
IIGeorgia Teachers 75, Newberry 61
In Midwest 0
By WAYNE MORTBERG
Michigan's gymnasts encour-
aged their faithful followers by
taking home third place in the
16-team Midwest Open held in
Chicago the past weekend.
The Wolverines trailed a strong
Illinois team and Palestrum, a
team composed of University of
Michigan edged fourth place
Michigan State by one-half point.
This accomplishment is not an
easy feat as MSU was NCAA co-
titlist along with Illinois last year.
The overall performance of the
Wolverine team indicated that
Newt Loken once again has a
WHITNEY (A- Tris Speaker,
one of the immortals of baseball,
died here yesterday, apparently
of a heart attack.
Burt Howell, a friend, said
Speaker died at his lodge at near-
by Lake Whitney.
A native of Texas, Speaker was
known to the baseball millions as
the "Old Gray Eagle." He was a
member of the baseball Hall of
He played for the Cleveland In-
dians in the 1920s and was gener-
ally accorded a position in the
all-time major league outfield.
Speaker was a contemporary of
Ty Cobb and the late Babe Ruth
and was called by many the great-
est centerfielder in baseball.
strong contender for Big Ten and
The Wolverines demonstrated
beyond a realm of doubt that they
have the best group of trampolin-
ists in the nation as they took five
of the top ten places in this event.
Co-captain Ed Cole was de-
throned by teammate Dick Kim-
ball, with young Ron Munn tak-
ing third to give Michigan a clean
sweep of the first three places. Tee
Francis demonstrated that he is
continuing to improve on the
trampoline by placing sixth in the
Richard Monpetit by qualifying
for the finals in every event in
which he competed strengthened
the belief that he will be one of
the great gymnasts to have per-
formed for the Maize and Blue.
Bill Lawler, who finished sev-
enth on the side horse gave every
indication of being a future Big
The Wolverines will swing into
Big Ten action on Jan. 10 in a
triangular meet at Iowa City, Iowa
with Iowa and Minnesota.
..hampered by injury
With the basketball, hockey and wrestling teams appearing at
home this weekend, the Michigan home winter sports season is off
to a flying start.
Ticket Manager Don Wier announces that the ticket policy for
all of the winter varsity sports will remain the same as last year.
Students will 'be admitted to basketball, gymnastics, wrestling
and track meets with presentation of ID cards, and will be charged
only 60 cents for hockey. games and swimming meets. The same is
true of all faculty and employees holding athletic cards.
General admission for all six sports is $1.00, and reserved seats
at basketball and hockey are $1.50.
Basketball games are held at Yost Field House, and start at 8
p.m. with the exception of two televised contests at 4:30 p.m. Hockey
games are at the Michigan Ice Rink and also start at 8 p.m. All
times of other meets will be announced in The Daily, and ticket in-
formation can be obtained at the Athletic Administration Building.
740 Packard " Open Evenings
Laundry, Shirts, Cleaning
Tonsorial Queries Invited
near Michigan Theatre
*"UUM ' -*"Fufu" also embellishes Jott cards.
JOHANSSON TOP FOE:
Inactivty Marks Pattersoi's Reign
G ET S ATISFI NG F=LAVOP... e
BY STEVE ROGERS
There was a time, and not too
very long ago either, when the
heavyweight championship was
more than just a resting place for
the best heavyweight of the time.
In fact, that glamorous posi-
tion was more often than not the
No flat "filtered-out ffavor!
No dry "smoked-out"taste.
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scene of many of the greatest
battles in fighting annals. Ihe
champion often put his title at
stake, pitting himself against the
best available challengers of the
It was not strange for Joe Louis,
for example, to defend his title
three or four times" a year against
top contenders. And in his prime,
in 1941, the Browi Bomber put
his crown at stake seven times.
More recently, Rocky Marciano
always defended his title twice a
year against the best available
talent which, although not always
spectacular, was usually formid-
But today the heavyweight title
scene is not the picture of activity
it used to be. Current champ Floyd
Patterson has defended his crown
only three times since he gained
it over two years ago by defeating
Archie Moore in a tournament to
fill the title Marciano vacated
This year Patterson's only de-
fense has been his twelve round
knockout of Roy Harris in Los An-
geles last August. Although the
Elarris fight was not the insulting
mismatch the champ's previous
title fight with Pete Rademacher;
was, it was, nevertheless, a fight
lacking championship quality.
The immediate future does not
look much more active than the
past has been, although Patter-
son's manager, Cus D'Amato, haas
given the promise that the Champ
will see more action, if for no oth-
er reason than to prevent him
from becoming stableworn.
After the Harris fight, plans
were supposedly being made to ar-
range an indoor title fight with
Nino Valdes, not a particularly
great boxer, but one who would
be willing to mix it up with Pat-
terson. DAmato, however, could
not come to terms with Ned Irish,,
promoter for New York's Madison
Square Garden, nor anyone else
for that matter, and this fight,
along with the possibility of any
title fight this winter, fell by the
Many new title contenders have
now come into view, however, es-
pecially after the recent happen-
ings on the other side of the At-
lantic. England's Henry Cooper
decisioned Zora Folley, then thej
number one ranked heavyweight
contender, British champion Bri-
an London stopped fourth-ranked
Willie Pastrano in five, and Swe-'
den's Ingenjar Johansson knocked
out highly touted Eddie Machen
in the first round of their bout.
This threw the heavyweight
ratings into more confusion than
ever, but it did help, however, to
find a logical contender, originally
thought to be Folley, for Patter-
" The man 'now thought and
hoped to be Patterson's next chal-
lenger is the 26-year-old Johans-
ion, European Heavyweight Cham-
pion, and the present first-ranked
contender for Patterson's crown.
'Outlook for this fight, which
could easily gross a million dol-
lars, is quite encouraging.
D'Amato chooses the fighters
for his boy as carefully as the
NCAA looks over a college sus-
pected of illegal recruiting. And
as hard as D'Amato wishes to
look, he will find no reason to pre.
vent Johansson from fighting
Patterson. Especially encouraging
is that Johansson is in no way
connected with the International
Boxing Club, the organization
with which D'Amato is waging
his personal war.
A finalist in the heavyweight
division of the 1952 Olympics,'Jo-
hansson jumped into stardom with
his furious assault of Machen.
The undefeated contender's vic-
tories over London and tough
Archie McBride, along with the
Machen bout, rank as highlights
of his fistic career.
The results of this fight would
be felt on the boxing world itself,
which is now on many fronts a
rapidly dying sport. Only a big
fight, the kind a Patterson-
Johansson match would be, could
snap it out of its doldrums.
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