TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7,1954
TWE MICHIGAN DAILY
TUESDAY, DECEMEER 7,1954 THE MICHIGAN IIAUJY
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ZI' Gridders Accept fowlBids
Pitt Duel Shows Power,
Weaknesses of Dribblers
In trouncing Pittsburgh by 30
points, 101-71, the Michigan bas-
ketball team showed evidences of
improvement over last season's
At the same time, however, Sat-
urday's tilt pointed out weaknesses
which must be eliminated, or at
least reduced, if the Wolverines
are to greatly improve on the 9-13
record posted by the 1953-54 aggre-
On the credit side of the ledger,
is the excellent performance of
the sophomore sensation, Jim
Shearon, and the improved play
of the Maize and Blue center, Har-
vey Williams. Shearon, in his first
game for the varsity, racked up 17
points, 15 of them coming in the
Nicknamed the "Toledo Express"
by his teammates, the sophomore
demonstrated to the crowd an ac-
curate one-handed jump shot and
a driving layup. Shearon connected
on five of eight shots from the
field, a phenomenal percentage of
.625. At the foul line, he sunk 70 per
cent of his free throws.
Commenting on his new star,
Coach Bill Perigo said, "Jim
played a great game. He had a lot
of confidence and showed a great
deal of poise."
Perigo also noted the fine play-.
ing of Williams. The 6-8 center
By The Associated Press
BLOOMINGTON - Missouri's
rangy Tigers gobbled up the re-
bounds last night and upset Indi-
ana, ranked No. 6 nationally in
The Associated Press pre-season
s . S
IOWA CITY - Iowa raced to its
third straight non-conference bas-
ketball victory last night, whipping
Nebraska 84-61 to gain revengel
for an early-season defeat by the+
Cornhuskers last year.
handled himself well and helped
in the rebounding department
where he snared 12, nine on the de-
fensive boards. Williams, however,
still has a long way to go. He
scored 14 points but his shooting
percentage was a meagre .222.
As a team the cagers made 32
of 95 from the field, a percentage
which will have to be improved if
the Wolverines are to win against
stronger opposition. From the foul
line, however, the dribblers con-
nected on more than 70 per cent of
their free throws.
Foul Shooting Improves
Poor shooting of charity shots
was one of the downfalls of last
year's squad. After the Panther
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK -- The Chicago
White Sox yesterday traded first
baseman Ferris Fain, third base-
man Jack Phillips and pitcher Leo
Christante to Detroit for first
baseman Walt Dropo, outfielder
Bob Nieman and pitcher Ted Gray.
Fain, 32, batted .302 in 65
games, being sidelined from June
27 until the end of the season be-
cause kofa torn cartilage in his
Dropo, 31, a 6 foot 5, former
Boston Red Sox player, hit .281
and drove 44 runs in 107 games
with the Tigers.
Nieman, 27, is a righthanded
hitter, who played with the St.
Louis Browns before he was trad-
ed to Detroit in 1952. He batted
.263 in 91 games with the Tigers
Gray, a 30-year-old lefthander
who has been handicapped by arm
trouble, had a 3-5 record with the
Tigers in 1954.
NEW YORK -- Catcher Clint
Courtney and two other Baltimore
Orioles were traded to the Chi-
cago White Sox in a seven-man
deal yesterday as the major lea-
gues opened their winter meetings.
Although Courtney was the big-
gest "name" in the seven-man
Baltimore - Chicago swap, other
players were important. Chicago
sent catcher Matt Batts, infield-
er Fred Marsh and pitchers Don
Johnson and Don Ferrarese (18-
15) at Oakland to Baltimore for
Courtney infielder Jim Bridewe-
ser and pitcher Bob Chakales.
As Johnson (8-7) was Manager
Paul Richards' chief reclamation
project at Chicago last summer,
his shift to Baltimore under Rich-
ards should come as no surprise.
Marty Marion, new Chicago
manager, needed a lefthanded hit-
ting catcher to alternate with
Sherm Lollar, his No. 1 man, and
Courtney .270 fits the bill.
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan and
five Michigan football players have
accepted bids to participate in
various bowl games during the
The five men are: Ron Geyer,
Art Walker, Ted Cachey, Fred
Baer, and Duncan McDonald.
Oosterbaan, Ron Geyer, and Art
Walker will be in the ranks of the
Captain of the Michigan team
this past season, Cachey and Baer
will play for the Blue in the Blue-
Gray game. A charity contest, it
will be played on Christmas Day in
Both Cachey and Baer played im-
portant roles for the Wolverines.
Cachey, at the right guard posi-
Cachey, Baer To See Action
In Annual Blue-Gray Game
By PHIL DOUGLIS
Shallow Bench Proves No Handicap
As Icers Garner Wins Over McGill
Michigan's youthful hockey team
surprised everyone last weekend by
sweeping a two game series from
highly touted McGill University,
thereby casting aside its pre-sea-
son underdog role,
Deep Bench Not Needed
In coasting to a 4-2 opening night
triumph over the Redmen, and
then smashing them 7-2 in the fin-
ale, Vic Heyliger's squad showed
that it didn't need a deep bench to
How long this team can keep go-
ing on just twelve men is a good
question, a question that can only
be answered by time.
With the oncoming weekend se-
ries against the Montreal Carabins,
Michigan should get a further indi-
cation as to just how far they are
going this season.
Michigan proved by its decisive
win on Saturday night that the
opening conquest was no fluke.
Both games were won by taking
advantage of opportunity coupled
with some fast, rugged defensive
Explosive is the byword for this
Michigan hockey team, for that is
just what they did to sew up both
games. In the opening game, the
Wolverines scored three goals in a
little under three minutes to blow
open what had been a tight defen-
Again the next night, Heyliger's
crew exploded, this time for two
goals within two minutes, and add-
ed a third and fourth several min-
Couple these sporadic outbursts
of scoring with some sterling de-
fensive maneuvering and you have
the picture of Coliseum action over
The outstanding offensive effort'
of the weekend was turned in by
fleet rookie Tom Rendall, who
poured in two goals and assisted
Others who tallied goals over
the weekend included Jay Goold,
who paced the Wolverines in the
opener with a pair of tallies, and
Jerry Karpinka, Bob Schiller, Dick
Dunnigan, and Neil Buchanan, all
of whom scored one.
Coach Heyliger was most pleased
however, with the defense. Goalie
Lorne Howes was outstanding in
his debut performance as guardian
of the Michigan nets. Holding one
of the most explosive teams in
Canadian College hockey to only
four goals in two nights, is indica-
tive of his ability.
Defensive Trio Impresses
The defensive trio of Schiller,
Bob Pitts, and Bernie Hanna was
exceptionally rugged in the McGill
series. A typical example of their
play was the scene as the third
period of the second game drew
to a close.
As if from nowhere, three McGill
Redmen were checked into the
boards simultaneously, all crum-
pling to the ice as the Wolverines
swooped in on an open net to score.
Three explosions had rocked the
Coliseum making way for a fourth
as Dunningan fired a blistering shot
by the hapless Bernie Wong, the
The Wolverines are a long way
from being shoo-ins for the coming
Western Hockey League season,
but their play last weekend indi-
cated that Michigan ice enthusiasts
may be in for a very pleasant
surprise during the 1954-55 season.
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan (left) and Art Walker will be two of
.. . improving steadily
tilt it looks as if this weakness has
been reduced. Jim Barron was high
in the opener, with 12 successful
throws in 16 attempts.
Ron Kramer, upon whom Perigo
is relying heavily for rebound help,
showed that he still needs time to
work out his football muscles. Said
Perigo: "He's still stiff, but he is
loosening up a little more each
day." How soon he will be in top
shape is problematical.
Michigan's representatives in the
East in the annual East-West1
game. The contest, the most fa-t
mous of the charity games, willl
be played in San Francisco on
New Year's Day. The tilt, which
will be held in Kezar Stadium, willt
be for the benefit of the Shrine
Walker and Geyer played instru-
mental parts in producing one of
the best Wolverine teams in many
a year. Playing left and right
tackle, respectively, they formed a
combination which Wolverine op-
ponents found difficult to pene-
Oosterbaan, who did a masterful
job with the Maize and Blue this
past season, will be an assistant
coach for the Eastern squad.
Shriners' annual East-West grid
tion, was one of the key men on
the forward wall, while Baer was
Michigan's top ground gainer.
Representing the Maize and Blue
in the North-South football game is
the passing specialist, McDonald.
Also a charity game, this one will
be played in the Orange Bowl on
Christmas day in Miami.
All of the players honored are
on five others for a seven point
total. Captain Bill MacFarland
was second high man in offensive
department, scoring three goals
and assisting on two, for a five
SEEK TO SHIFT LION-BROWN CONTEST:
Lions Clinch Division Crown; Browns Top Eastern Sector
By ALAN EISENBERG
Many weeks ago a football
between the Detroit Lions an
Cleveland Browns was resche
for Sunday, December 19th.
Little notice and less com
was made about the change.
at that time, the Lions were o
in a three-way battle for first p
and the Browns were fightin
get out of the second division i
Eastern sector of the Nat
Two Games in Cleveland
But now, barring an unforse
accident, it looks as if the de
ing champions and Paul Br
crew will meet on successive u
ends in the same city. The
time will be a regular season
test, and the second, the profes
al football title game.
This is, to say the least, a ri
lous situation. And what isx
obvious about the whole affa
that it could have been avo
quite easily. The game wasb
for early in October at Muni
Stadium. It was done when th
dians were fighting hard for
pennant . . . and when the T
were bidding for fourth place.
Brown Stops Shift
After it became obvious tha
Yankees would be denied1
sixth straight flag, the site of
game should have been swit
to Detroit. But Brown wass
born and nixed the shift. Asa
sult, one and possibly both con
will not draw capacity crowds
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still worse, the championship game
will be cheapened.
There is a move on, however,
to move the regular season game
to Briggs Stadium. If the tilt is
transferred, it will draw a capaci-
ty crowd in the football-mad city,
Detroit. For this reason, it is hoped
by many that Brown and Bert Bell
will agree to the switch.
A tie with the Eagles on Sunday
was enough to give the Lions the
flag in the Western sector. It was
the third successive title for Coach
Buddy Parker and his men.
Seeking Fifth Straight Title
Cleveland, to win its divisional
championship, needs but a tie or
a Giant loss to capture the crown.
If the Browns take the flag, it will
be their fifth straight Eastern buck, subbing for the injured
championship. Chuck Conerly, fired two touch-
A capacity crowd of 54,939 saw down passes and accounted for 274
a fighting Lion team come from yards.
behind to salvage a 13-13 tie with A story book finish enabled the
Philadelphia. Baltimore Colts to pull the big up-
Cleveland had no trouble as they set of the week, a 22-21 victory
humbled the hapless Washington over the Los Angeles Rams. With
Redskins, 34-14. Rookie fullback 12 seconds remaining in the game,
Maurice Basset continued to make Gerry Kerkorian came off the
Brown rooters forget about Mar- bench to boot a 13-yard field goal
ion Motley as he crossed paydirt for the underdog Colt team.
twice. The Chicago Bears maintained
Redskin lineman, Dave Spark, their hold on second place by blast-
Who played a good portion of the ing the Chicago Cards, 29-7. Seven
game died of an apparent heart at- pass interceptions, three resulting
tack two hours after the contest. in touchdowns was the winning
Giants Win factor.
The New York Giants kept their In the only other game, the San
faint hopes alive by whipping Francisco 49ers whitewashed the
Pittsburgh, 24-3. Bobby Clatter- Green Bay Packers, 35-0.
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