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The Michigan Daily-Friday, November 18, 1977-Page 11

TOILE T PAPER CLEANS UP

Woody "portraits"

By BRIAN MARTIN
The scalpers live in utopia these
days, selling Ohio State tickets for
enough money to send their families
on an all-expense paid trip to
Cleveland for a month.
. However, there is another business
in town that is also enjoying ten-fold
increases in prices becauses of the
aura surrounding Saturday's game
- the toilet paper business.
NOT JUST ANY toilet paper found
in Ann Arbor, mind you, but the
infamous "Wipe Woody" rolls that
feature a caricature of beloved
Wayne Woodrow Hayes on each and
every two-ply tissue. Instead of the
normal 15c price, a good wipe of
Woody will cost anywhere from $1.29
to $1.59 a roll.
All the stores around town are
experiencing booming businesses
hawking numerous Wolverine sou-
venirs and anti-Ohio State parapher-
nalia. With the game quickly ap-
proaching, sales are rolling.
"The toilet paper is selling like
gangbusters," a clerk from Campus
Corners said. "People are buying it
to mail to their friends." The "Wipe
Woody" paper is the only novelty
item being offered by Campus Cor-
ners, besides "a lot of beer and
liquor."
WOODY'S LIKENESS has popped
into 20 different stores in Ann Arbor
and has sold in varying degrees of
effectiveness. The p per, a brain-
child of Butler Paper Company

owner Frank Borgelt, has become
the most popular item to hit Ann
Arbor since Hamburger Helper.
"Personally, I think he (Hayes) is
a good guy," Borgelt said. "It's too
bad he's from the wrong school."
"It's something new and novelty
items generally sell. I think it adds a
flavor to the game," Borgelt said.
BORGELT developed the idea last
September and contracted Elvin
Kureth, a student at EMU, to draw
the caricature. Since the cost of
printing toilet paper is extremely
expensive for a small firm, the plans
were sent to a New York firm, who
sent the 100-case order back to
Borgelt.
"I was a little apprehensive at first
because I didn't know if it would
sell," Borgelt said. He needn't worry
any longer, for people outside Ann
Arbor have received the product
enthusiastically.
Borgelt sees a national market
developing. "I would like to take it
out to the Rose Bowl. Southern Cali-
fornia people will love it."
"NEXT YEAR I might take it out
to other teams that play Ohio State,"
Borgelt added. When told that a few
student reporters from the Ohio State
Lantern were ecstatic when they saw
it, Borgelt wasn't too anxious to
promote his product in Columbus.
"Fine, I'll let someone else distrib-
ute it there and split the profits with
him, but I'll stay right here in
Michigan."

Borgelt has sold 60 cases of the
toilet paper thus far, reaching his
break-even point. After the re-orders
between now and Saturday, students
from Ann Arbor St. Thomas will
flaunt the 30-odd leftover cases
outside Michigan Stadium on Satur-
day.
Amongst the other items to crop up
this year in the novelty market are
greeting cards bearing the beat Ohio

oiling
State theme which have been intro-
duced by Eulbog (that's go blue
spelled backwards) Publishing Com-
pany out of Bucyrus, Michigan.
THIS' FICTITIOUS company is a
product of the Bucyrus-based annihi-
lation news published in Ohio. The
greeting card company, although
claiming to be in Michigan, has an
Ohio zip code. At any rate, the cards
are also selling extremely well.
"We've re-ordered them many
times and have sold out throughout
the season," said Jennie Lum of
Crown House of Gifts. "We expect
sales to pick up this week."
Follett's, also featuring the cards,
has sold 40 of the 45 dozen they have
ordered throughout the year. All of
their souvenirs have sold well.
"BUSINESS HAS been good this
year and particularly this week. With
the biggest market days coming up
today and Saturday morning, we
expect business to be a little better
than two years ago for the last Ohio
State home game," a manager from
Follett's said.
Many Ann Arborites are hoping
that the outcome of the game will be
a little better than that home game
also. -

Daily Photo by ANDY FREESERG
MICHIGAN FULLBACK Russell Davis (33) keeps on churning out the yards.
The Wolverine workhorse needs only 43 yards to reach the 1,000 yard plateau for
the season. Michigan is counting heavily on Davis to come through with a
stellar performance tomorrow against the Buckeyes.

Woody Hayes

SPORTS OF THE DAILY:

j - _ Z

Down to
thewire
By Don MacLachlan
Same as usual.-
... Blue will run
With one day to go before the big one, Bo Schembechler is still plotting
ideas for tomorrow's clash with Ohio State. Up until kickoff Schembechler
and his assistants wil try to prepare and revise a game plan for Woody
Hayes and the Buckeyes.
"I'll spend a lot of time today relaxing and studying films," Schem-
bechler said yesterday. "I'll be visualizing in my mind what could happen.
You want to make sure you're doing the right thing."
For Schembechler these next 24 hours will go slowly - very slowly. The
Michigan coach has done all he can do - the rest is up to the team. Bo
seemed relaxed yesterday, meeting with the press for the first time this
week after drilling behind closed doors.
Apparently the practices went according to schedule. Tuesday and
Wednesday the Wolverines went through a couple of hard practices and now
it's a matter of polishing up a few areas today. Physically, Michigan should
be alright. Both Harlan Huckleby and Roosevelt Smith practiced all week at
tailback, Now Bo must decide between those two and freshman Stanley Ed-
wards.
Starting a freshman wouldn't really concern Schembechler. He has a lot
of faith in Edwards. The speedster from Detroit started last week against
Purdue and did a fine job in a pressure situation. My guess, however, says
Bo will indeed start Hiuckleby. The junior worked hard all week and there is
nothing to lose by playing him. What is there to save him for?
Regardless of who gets the starting nod at halfback, this Ohio State
classic will revolve around the power-running of fullback Russell Davis.
Barring a catastrophe, Davis will go over the 1,000-yard mark tomor-
row. He needs only 43 yards. Every week this season Schembechler praised
his fullback. He described Davis as a "fine fullback who's going to be a
great one." Davis has deceptive speed for a fullback. The Purdue secondary
will attest to that. But his powerful running - picking up the necessary three
or four yards - is what Michigan needs most.
Since Ed Shuttlesworth departed, the Wolverines haven't really had the
big fullback. Until Davis came into the picture. Last year in Columbus he
churned for 89 yards and scored two touchdowns in the 22-0 victory. Davis
has only been tackled for a loss twice this season and seldom fumbles.
Both these teams know each other very well. Schembechler says their
offenses look very much alike.
"It's fundamental when two teams are winning and fairly well matched
that they don't do things foreign to their type of football," Schembechler
said. "If the other team is better and you honestly feel tley are better you
can't go with that premise. Unless of course the defense dictates that you
should do that. We run play-option football and throw 15 times a game. I
don't think we will change."
In other words, the Wolverines will churn on the ground tomorrow.
Schembechler feels that the option is risky enough - why throw the ball un-
necessarily and add the threat of an interception? The thing that scares Bo
most of all is the turnover. He definitely doesn't want his team to get in a
hole, because fighting back in a big game like this is rugged. Hence, the
game will be conservative until that one break opens it up. From then on, it
will be a dogfight.
So expect Davis to get the brunt of the action. The offensive line play is
peaking, and the health in that area is better than it has been all year. But Bo
still has to mix in the option to keep the Michigan offense moving like it has
been all along. And a surprise pass or a reverse could come into play when
the Bucks least expect it. Sounds good, doesn't it?
Bo isn't so sure.
"This is the type of game you go into and aren't sure what will happen,"
he said. "You know what to expect, but it can go either way. It all boils down
to executing the best and not turning the ball over and getting in trouble. The
element of a mistake here and there can kill you."
There you have it. Schembechler knows his team has the tools to defeat
the Buckeyes. But that one little mistake could kill any momentum that'
either team may generate. Schembechler needs the victory to get back to the
Rose Bowl. He is satisfied with the team's preparation. They went all out in
practice this week. But he's still pessimistic about the part of the game he
has no control over - a shanked punt, missed block, fumble, penalty or
whatever.
The scene is set. Both teams will be emotionally high. Fans will be going
hrcirk Tt' uit aisht t witnes di nNA fane incina the Virtnrc th

Ruass ian
By The Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS - Vladimir Tka-
chenko scored 40 points last night,
sparking the SovietNational basket-
ball team to an 88-77 exhibition vic-
tory over Indiana.
Tkachenko, a 7-foot-2 center, hit
Too close
to call
(Continued from Page 10)
OSU (27-6). I think we played well
against Michigan, but we're not a
good barometer."
JOHN PONT, who has just retired
as Northwestern's football coach,
thinks, "Whichever quarterback has
the hot hand" will guide his team to a
win. "It puts more pressure on Rick
Leach and Rod Gerald (the opposing
quarterbacks)."
"Personnel to personnel, it will be
the closest match-up I've seen in four
years. I don't think the crowd,
Michigan playing at home, will have
any ef(ect." The winless Wildcats
were victimized by both the Wolver-
ines and the Buckeyes, falling to
Michigan 63-20 and to OSU 35-15.
Judging these opinions as consen-
sus, they add up to a big question
mark for Saturday's game. It's up to
Bo and Woody to clear up the
mystery tomorrow afternoon.

~sdump
well from close range, capitalizing on
a height advantage over the Hoos-
iers.
The game included an unusual
scene in which Indiana Coach Bobby
Knight removed his show and banged
it on the scorer's table during a
verbal exchange with Soviet Coach
Alexandr Gomelsky.
Knight, who had been slapped with
two technical fouls earlier in the first
half, was protesting to an official
when the Soviet coach started yelling
in Knight's direction. Knight re-
moved his shoe in a scene reminis-
cent of Nikita Khrushchev's action at
the United Nations.
The Hoosiers stayed close in the
first half and led 32-31 until Vladimir
Zhigiliy sank a 10-foot jumper with
5:57 left in the half, putting the
Soviets ahead for good.
Zhigiliy came off the bench and
scored, 23{points as the Soviets.
snapped a three-game losing streak
on their United States tour which
continues at Notre Dame today.
Freshman Steve Risley scored 9
points and freshman Ray Tolber had
17 for the Hoosiers'
Palner sent cor
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles
Kings of the National Hockey League
sent rookie defenseman Rob Palmer
to their Springfield farm club in the
American Hockey League Thursday.
Palmer, the Kings' fifth draft

choice in 1976, appeared in nine
games this season. Palmer, who had
seen limited playing time because
the team has been carrying seven
defensemen, is subject to immediate
recall.

*

Hoosiers, 88-77

*

*

Torrez 10 Rosox?
BOSTON - General Manager Hay-
wood Sullivan of the Boston Red Sox
said last night he was ''optimistic"
about signing free agent Mike Tor-
rez, who helped pitch the New York
Yankees to the American League
pennant and the World Series cham-
pionship this year.

Sullivan said in an interview with
sportscaster Len Berman of WBZ-TV
that only a few details remained to be
worked out with Torrez.
"I don't think the money difference
is that much," Sullivan said. "It
appears a matter of working out
details, us giving a little and them
giving a little.
"I'm optimistic, but like so many
things, you can't be sure until you get
the final signature."
Sullivan said he and Red "Sox
treasurer John Harrington "went the
full nine innings" in trying to sign
Torrez during a recent visit to
Arizona.

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