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iP Poll Ranks OSUFirst in Nation,

M'Fif teenth

Michigan Linemen Capture Bowl Game

Hockey Squad in Final Drills;
Face McGill This Week-end

Final Ranking Places Buckeyes on Top

National, Sectional Honors

Schedule Is


Two Michigan linemen - Art
Walker and Ron Geyer-were
named to represent the East in
the annual East-West Shrine game
to be played on Jan. 1 at San
Francisco, William Coffman, man-
aging director of the game, an-
nounced yesterday.
In addition, Walker and End
Ron Kramer were honored recent-
ly on All-American and All-Mid-
west squads.
Walker was named as tackle on
Look Magazine's All - America,
while Kramer was picked at end
on Colliers' All-Midwest eleven.
11 Big Ten Gridders to Play
The East - West battle, played
annually for charity, will find 11
representatives from the Big Ten
playing for the East. The net gate
receipts go to a Shrine Hospital
for Crippled children. Coffman es-
timated that this year's gift to the
hospital would approximate $250,-
000. He said that four more play-
ers would be added to the East-
ern squad.
Picked for the team thus far are
backs Ralph Guglielmi and Joe
Heap, Notre Dame; Leroy Bolden,
Michigan State; Ron Drzewiecki,
Marquette; Bob McNamara, Min-
nesota; and George Broeder, Iowa;
ends Dan Shannon, Notre Dame,
and John Kerr, Purdue; tackles
Geyer and Walker, Michigan, and
John Hall, Iowa; guards Tom Bet-
tis, Purdue; Henry Bullough,
Michigan State; and Jan Smid, Il-
linois; and Center John Damore,
Members of Colliers' All-Mid-
west aggregation include ends
Shannon and Kramer; tackles
Francis Machinsky, Ohio State,
and Frank Varrichione, Notre
Dame; guards Calvin Jones, Iowa,
and Bettis; Center Gary Messner,
Wisconsin; and backs Howard Cas-
sady, Ohio State; Alan Ameche,
Wisconsin; and McNamara and


... to play on East squad
M' Grid Stars
'Given Award
At Detroit Fete'
Seven Michigan football greats
received awards yesterday at the
Michigan Annual Football Bust in
The fest, sponsored by the 'M'
Alumni, was held in the Statler Ho-
tel in downtown Detroit.
Named to the Football Hall of:
Fame were Fielding Yost, immortal
Wolverine grid coach and athletic'
director, Germany Schultz, all-
American center in the first dec-
ade of the century, and Fritz Cris-
ler, great coach of the thirties and:
forties and presently Michigan ath-
letic director.,
Head football coach Bennie Oos-
terbaan, all-American end in the
twenties was also honored, as were
Benny Friedman and Willie Heston,
former 'M' grid greats.
Tom Harmon, immortal halfback
of the late thirties, rounded out the
list of Michigan gridiron heroes
honored by the fete.

The following is the lineup for
the post-season football games
during December and January:
won, lost and tied records are in
DEC. 4
P o t a t o Bowl, Bakersfield ,
Calif.-Compton (Calif.) Junior
College (9-0-1) vs. Boise (Idaho)
Junior College (9-0-1).
Orange Blossom Classic, Mi-
ami, Fla.-Florida A&M (6-1-0)
vs. Maryland State (6-0-1).
DEC. 5
Refrigerator Bowl, Evansville,
Ind. - Kent State (8-1-0) vs.
Delaware (7-2-0).
DEC. 17
Cigar Bowl, Tampa, Fla. Uni-
versity of Tampa (7-1-0) vs.
Morris Hafvey (8-1-0).
DEC. 25
Blue - Grey All - Stars, Mont-
gomery, Ala.
North-South Shrine game at
Miami, Fla.
DEC. 31
Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, Fla.
-Teams to be chosen.
JAN. 1
East - West All - Stars, San
Francisco, Calif.
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif.
Ohio State (9-0-0) vs. Southern
California (8-3-0).
S Sygar Bowl, New Orleans-
Navy (7-2-0) vs. Mississippi (9-
Cotton Bowl, Dallas-Arkan-
sas (8-2-0) vs. Georgia Tech (7-
Orange Bowl, Miami-Nebras-
ka (6-4-0) vs. Duke (7-2-1).
Tangerine Bowl, Orlando, Fla.
-Omaha (9-0-0) vs. Eastern
Kentucky (8-0-1).
Sun Bowl, El Paso, Tex. -
Teams to be chosen.
Salad Bowl, Phoenix, Ariz.-
Border Conference Senior All-
Stars vs. Skyline Conference
Senior All-Stars.
JAN. 8
Senior Bowl, Mobile, Ala.a-,
All-Star teams.

Michigan's shorthanded ice forc-
es marshall what ever strength
they have this week as they swing
into their final drills before plung-
ing headlong into a rugged twen-
ty-three game schedule.
McGill's Redmen are first to test
Vic Heyliger's 1954-55 edition when
they come into the Coliseum this
Friday and Saturday nights for a
two game exhibition series.
Last year, the Wolverines and
Redmen divided the pair, with
Michigan winning the opener, 7-2,
and dropping the second game,
Redmen Look Rugged
According to reports from Mon-
treal, the Redmen are slightly
smaller than last year, but a lot
faster. Coach Rocky Robillard has
seven returning veterans, includ-
ing Pete Jotkus, Gord Corrue, Guy
Burgoin, Ron Robertson, Dick
Baltzan, Johnny Henderson, and
Frank Slavin.
Robertson is the most valuable
man from last year's team, and
along with Baltzan, led the on-

slaught in their second game win
over Michigan last year.
McGill, playing its home games
in the huge Montreal Forum, the
home of the Montreal Canadiens,
already boast one victory this year.
The Redmen slammed the Loy-
ola Warriers, 5-0, as Jotkus, Bur-
goin, and Baltzan scored.
Michigan meanwhile must rely
on only two lines, one composed
of Bill MacFarland, George Dun-
ningan, and Gerry Karpinka, the
other consisting of Tommy Ren-
dall, Jay Goold, and Neil Buchan-
an. Ed Schiller, Bernie Hannah,
and Bob Pitts will be on defense,
with Lorne Howes in the nets.
The game will be the first of
four exhibition tilts, the next pair
coming on Dec. 10 and 11th, here
against Montreal University. The
Maize and Blue will open its West-
ern Hockey League campaign over
the Christmas Holidays when they
travel west to take on the Colo-
rado College Tigers and the Den-
ver Pioneers.

NEW YORK ( - - Rose Bowl
bound Ohio State yesterday was
named as the 1954 national colle-
giate football champion and win-
ner of the O'Donnell Memorial Tro-
At the same time, final standings
revealed the Michigan Wolverines
esconced in fifteenth place in the
national ratings. The Maize and
Entries are now being taken
for the all-campus wrestling
tournament. Those interested
may sign up at the I-M office.
-Bob Welke
Blue wound up the season with a
6-3 record, the poorest of the top
20, but excellent performances
against top teams gave the Wol-
verines a higher place than other
squads with better records.
In the final Associated Press
ranking poll of the season, the na-
tion's sports writers and broad-
casters, casting a record-breaking
ballot, named Ohio's Buckeyes by
a slim margin over UCLA of
3,670 points to 3,594.
These two unbeaten teams had

made it a race all through the
closing weeks of the season, with
OSU slipping into the .lead weeks
ago and holding on to the finish.
Oklahoma, the only other major
team to finish the season unbeaten
and untied, finished a strong third,
the position it had held since mid-
A total of 408 votes were cat in
the season's final ranking poll and
exactly half of them listed Ohio
State first. UCLA drew 133 first
place votes. But the point score on'
the usual basis of 10 for each first
place vote, 9 for second etc. made
it even closer.
Previous High Was 376
The previous record vote was
376 ballots cast in last year's final
AP poll, when Maryland edged out
Notre Dame for the national cham-
Thetop ranking earned Ohio
State its first leg on the Rev. J.
Hugh O'Donnell Memorial Trophy,
the championship emblem present-
ed by Notre Dame after it had re-
tired the Williams Trophy in 1947
by winning it three times. No team
has won the current trophy more
than twice.
Ohio State, as Big Ten Confer-
ence champion, will play South-
ern California, runnerup in the Pa-
cific Coast Conference, in the Rose
Bowl New Year's Day. UCLA, win-
ning its second straight Pacific
Coast title, is ineligible to return
to the Rose Bowl. Southern Cali-
fornia placed 17th in the final

Oklahbma, perennial Big Seven
champion, also is ineligible for a
bowl game, having played in the
Orange Bowl last New Year's Day.
Behind the unbeaten big three in
the final ranking came - Notre
Dame, Navy, Mississippi, Army,
Tickets for the Michigan
home hockey games will go on
sale the day ofgthegame in the
Athletic Administration Build-
ing from 8:30 to 4:30. After
that time tickets will be avail-
able,.at the hockey rink.
-Don Weir
Maryland, Wisconsin and Arkan-
sas, in order, the complete first 10.
The leading teams with first
place votes and won-lost records
in parentheses:
1. Ohio State 20409-0 ......3,670
2. UCLA 133 9-0 .........3,594
3. Oklahoma 35 10-0......3,115
4. Notre Dame 9 8-1.....2,641
5. Navy 4 7-2........... 2,375
6. Mississippi 6-9-1......1,556
7. Army 7-2 ...............1,060
8. Maryland 4 7-2-1........941
9. Wisconsin 7-2............925
10. Arkansas 4 8-2 .......... 516
11. Miami, Fla. 7 8-1......455
12. West Virginia 2 8-1.....252
13. Auburn 1 7-3 ............ 233
14. Duke 7-2-1 .............. 160
15. Michigan 6-3 ..........156
16. Virginia Tech 8-0-1 ..... 153
17. So. California 8-3 ....... 127
18. Baylor 7-3 .............. 122
19..Rice 7-3 ................73
20. Penn State 7-2 .......... 65

Wrestlers Seek To Regain Big Ten Title

Hoping to better its second,
place finish of last year, the 1955
edition of the Michigan wrestling
team will make its first appearance
of the season at Purdue on the
Saturday following Christmas va-'
In the Big Ten Championships
which were held last March in'
East Lansing, the Michigan squad
took second place with a total of
22 points' behind Purdue's firstl
place effort of 26 points. In doing'
this the Wolverines captured two
championship crowns and placed
several other men in the scoring
Leading the matmen this year.
will be senior Andy Kaul who is
now in his fourth year of inter-
collegiate competition. Kaul wres-
ties in the 137-pound division and
captured the Conference crown in
this event last year when he de-
feated Len Vyskoseil of North-
western, 4-1. Then in the NCAA
meet held three weeks later in
Norman, Oklahoma, he finished in
fourth place in the 137-pound
division after losing to Ed Eichel-,
berger of Lehigh in the semi-finals.
Another returnee from lastj
year's team is Don Haney who will 1

be competing in the 147-pound Besides Anderson, two sopho-
division. Last year as a sopho- mores, Dan Deppe and Jack Por-
more, Haney compiled a 4-0 rec- ter, will be vying for a place in
ord at 147 pounds and a 3-1 record the 123-pound division. Deppe is
at 157 pounds. a former high school champion
Then in one of the most un- and captured the Long Island
usual matches in Big Ten history, crown in 1953. At 130 pounds is
Haney lost to Bud Weick of Pur- sophomore Max Pearson who was
due in the finals of the Confer- Academy School Champion in
ence meet on a referee's decision. 1953 and comes from the same
At the end of the regulation nine school as Captain Kaul and for-
minutes, both men had wrestled mer Michigan wrestlers Bronson
to a 1-1 tie, therefore putting the Rumsey and Dick O'Shaughnessy.
decision in the hands of the three -------------------
referees, who after much consul-
tation awarded the match andSPORT SHORTS
therefore the title to Weick.

a little


Frank Hirt is another returning
Michigan veteran and will probably
compete in the 130-pound division.
Last year as a sophomore he wres-
tled at both 123 and 130 pounds
and ended the season by capturing'
fourth place in the 123-pound di-
vision of the Conference meet.

by the Associated Press


Browns, Lions To Pro-Gr

After last weekend's action, it
looks as if the same script will be
used when the divisional winners
meet for the professional football
title on December 26th.
For the last two years, the De-
troit Lions and the Cleveland
Browns have battled in the Na-
tional Football League champion-
ship game. With a little more than
three-quarters of the action-
packed league schedule gone by
the boards, it is almost a certain-
ty that both the Lions and the
Browns will be fighting for the
crown again.
The Browns now lead their clos-
et rivals-the Giants and the Ea-
gles who are tied for second-by
12 games, and two in the all-im-
portant losing column. To cap-
ture the Eastern Division flag the
Browns must win two or their re-1
maining three games. This is, of
course, assuming that either the
Giants or the Eagles will not drop
a game. Cleveland will have to win
but two tilts out of three to cap-
ture the flag. One win more will
give the Browns a tie.
Lions Title Cinch
Detroit is a cinch to capture the
Western Division title. The Lions
lead their closest rival by 22
games and need only one victory
in four games to garner another
Cleveland obtained its enviable
position by blasting the New York
Giants, 16-7. The score, however,
is not indicative of the way in
which the winners dominated the
game. The Browns, led by the
"three G's"-Otto Graham, Lou
Groza, and Horace Gillom, scored
early and quickly, and then coast-
ed in.
Graham completed 16 passes,
good for 210 yards, and scored his
team's only touchdown; Groza was
the high scorer as he booted three
field goals and one extra point;
Gillom, got off several booming
punts, one for 80 yards, to push
the Giants back into their terri-

The New Yorkers were hamper-
ed by the loss of their ace back,'
Frank Gifford, and their top quar-
terback, Chuck Conerly, who was,
injured on the first play of the}
game. Conerly's replacement, Bob-
by Clatterbuck, was a poor replace-
ment, as he could only pick up 68
yards through the airlanes.
Without Gifford to lead the way,
the Giant running attack was ex-
tremely ineffective. The Cleveland
All "M"-Men are reminded
of the "M" Club meeting to-
night at 7:30 in the Yost Field
House. The picture for the En-
sian will be taken at that time
so bring your sweaters.
-Pete Dow, Secretary

id Divisions
Packers, better than a two touch-'
down underdog, narrowly missed:
pulling a big upset. The Lions play-;
ed loosely both on offense and de-I
fense, and when the game was
over, Coach Paker called it a lucky
victory. Bobby Layne, with two
scoring flips, and Jack Christian-
sen, who crossed paydirt twice,
led the champs.
The big upset of the day was
the dumping of the 49ers by the'
Baltimore Colts, 17-13. A touch-
down pass covering 78 yards, from:
Gary Kerkorian to Royve Womble
in the dying moments of the game
enabled the Colts to win.
The Chicago Bears slipped into
second place in the Western Di-
vision as they surprised the Los;
Angeles Rams, 24-13. The defeat'
eliminated the Rams from title

Other veterans include Charles
Anderson at 123 pounds. Mike'
Rodriguez at-157 pounds and John
McMahon at either 157 or 167
pounds. McMahon competed in
the Big Ten meet last year and!
added valuable points to the Mich-
igan total by taking a fourth place
in the 157- pound division.

NEW YORK (AP) - Brimming
with confidence. France's Pierre
Langlois said yesterday he expects
to dethrone middleweight cham-
pion Carl (Bobo) Olsen Dec. 15
because of Bobo's aggressive style
of fighting.
"I've seen Olson only on televi-
sion," said Pierre. "But I noticed
that he gets in there and fights.
He doesn't run away. That's his
style and I like it. I mean I like to
fight a man with that kind of
style. I do well against that kind of
a fighter."
Olson is favored at about 2-1
odds to beat back the challenge
of the 29-year-old Gallic gladiator
in San Francisco.
* * *
NEW YORK (/P) - Joey Lopes,
133, of Sacramento, Calif., won'
a split decision over Lulu Perep,
132, of Brooklyn, yesterday night
in the 10-round feature bout at St.
Nicholas Arena.



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Maurice had a little shirt
A sport-shirt, don't you know?
And everywhere that Maurice went
The shirt was sure to go.
(He was crazy about it.)
He'd wear it first to English class
from thence to Physics Lab
He found himself, like mostyoung men
Quite fond of his VAN GAB.
(Van Heusen's famous rayon gabardine:
A real darb!)
He'd wear it when he went to bed
Because he liked nice things,
And Van Gab's special "finish'"
Makes it soft as angel's wings.
(Mrs. DiMaggio's).
He'd wear it in the shower
And his roommates thought him daft
But he knew that it was washable
And so he merely laft.
(Certified completely washable,-even
for commercial laundries, by American
Institute of Laundering. No bull.)
He loved its Sportown collar,
Fine with tie and fine without.
He was made for Van Gab's colors,
Each one's virile-have no doubt!
(Maury bought Van Gab in all 15 shades)
jote: It also has new Vanafit sizing, which means sportshirt
comfort with dress-shirt fit. A great idea in a $4.95
shirt but not easily rhymable




Moment's Notice!!

forward wall held the Polo contention and leaves the Bears
Grounders to a meagre four yards as the only team able to break the
on the ground. Lion demination. Rookie Zeke
The victory, the most important; Bratkowski was the star of the
one of the season for Cleveland, game, as he hurled two touch-
extended its winning streak to down passes as well as calling
five. During the streak, the Browns plays expertly.
have allowed only 37 points, an av- In other games, Philadelphia
erage of 7.4 per game. - squeaked by Washington in a high
Lions Drop Packers, 28-24 scoring affair, 41-33, and the Chi-
On Thanksgiving day, Detroit cago Cardinals were nipped by
topped Green Bay, 28-24. The Pittsburgh, 20-17.

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