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Howes, Capable Netminder,
Rated 'Best Goalie Prospect'

'M' Swimmers Sparkle
In State AA U Warmup

A new sensation is in the Michi-
gan hockey nets!
Rookie Lorne Howes has come
prominently to the attention of lo-
cal hockey fans after playing only
two games of the young season.
Labeled by Coach Vic Heyliger as
"the best goalie prospect in years;"
Howes is doing a magnificent job
of living up to his high advance
billing. In the two weekend tilts
with McGill University he lent his
abilities to the victorious Wolver-
ine cause by garnering equal rec-
ords of 32 saves both evenings
while being scored upon only twice
each night.
If Michigan should happen to win
the NCAA crown this year it would
not be the first national champion-
ship team for which Howes has
tended the nets. While a senior in
high school he played for the Bar-
rie Flyers, an amateur team which
won the Junior Canadian National
Amateur crown that year.
Uses Glove Effectively
Howes, who became a goalie "be-
cause I was too small to play any
place else," looks anything but
small when stopping opponents'
shots, often in sensational style.
His specialty is the fine way he
snares the puck with his 'glove, an
ability which he credits partly to
his frequent softball playing.
In comparing him to Willard Iko-
la, Michigan's varsity goalie of the
past three seasons, Heyliger point-
ed out that Howes has much sharp-
er reflexes and a superior use of
his hands while being perhaps a
bit less agile with his feet. Howes
is rapidly eliminating a former
tendency of falling to the ice when
attempting to block side shots and
is also improving his agility at re-
bounds, that is deadening the puck
with his pads and clearing it from
in front of the net before an oppo-
nent has a chance to try another
Protects Net Well
When things get too hot in front
of the Wolverine net, Howes at-
tempts to smother the puck against

Michigan's swimming team got
off to a fast start in last Friday's
State AAU championships.
In a meet that has perennially
served as a "warmup" for the
season, several excellent times
were recorded.
Jack Wardrop's efforts led the
array of surprising early-season
times as he swam to a 2:07.4 win
in the 220-yard freestyle, and a
58.3 first place in the 100-yard
Time Nears Record
The NCAA 220 champion led Cap-
tain Bumpy Jones to the finish
line by about a foot, and his time
was only 2.5 seconds off his world
record-breaking mark, established
at the NCAA championships last
spring at Syracuse.
Jones, in losing, swam a strong
race and his time of 2:08.0 is also
noteworthy. The results of that
race are even more astounding
when it is considered that last year
only two men, Wardrop and Ford
Konno, of Ohio State, swam the
distance in under 2:08.
Delaney Wins New Event
Mike Delaney upset Jones in the
100-yard butterfly, which is actu-

-Daily-Dean Morton
CAPABLE NETMINDER-Lorne Howes, Michigan goalie, played
a major role in victories over McGill last weekend.

ally a new stroke, commonly
known as the "dolphin" or "fish-
tail." Again Jones was only,
slightly edged, as the two swim-
mers turned in identical times' of
Delaney showed a great deal ofj
speed and determination as he and
Jones took turns at leading in dif-
ferent points during the race.
Jones Specialty Omitted
Jones failed to win an event, a
rare o'ccurrence for any meet, but
his specialty, the individual med-
ley was not on the program. He
gave no indication, however, that
he will not be a national contend-
er in both of the events which he
swam. Both races were extremely
close, and Jones, who is a rela-
tively slow conditioner, could well
win at both of these events later
in the season.
Delaney's emergence as a threat
in the butterfly came as a big boost
to team hopes. His excellent time
could earn him the first-man po-
sition in that event, thus allowing
Coach Gus Stager to save Jones
and the Wardrops for other events.
Gora Leading 'M' Sprinter
The Michigan team appears to
be strong in all positions except the
sprints, which remain untested,
since they were not included on the
AAU program. Ron Gora is the key
to the sprint problem, and the de-
pendable Olympic team member
could prove to be a workhorse for
he is counted on in combinations.
Michigan's divers seemed in good
form. Bruce Harlan's work has pro-
vided Jim Walters and Charley
Bates with several pointers and a
few new dives.
I-M Scores
Nu Sigma Nu 4, Phi Alpha Kappa
Phi Chi 4, Law Club 0
Phi Delta Phi 4, Alpha Kappa
Psi 0
Zeta Beta Tau 4, Sigma Alpha
Mu 0
Phi Alpha Delta 4, Phi Delta Ep-
silon 0
Alpha Phi Alpha 4, Delta Sigma
Phi 0
Museum 6, Business Ad. 0
Cooley House 5, Willow Run 1
Public Health 5, Naval Science 1
Psychology 'B' 6, Geology 0

Arizona Ace
Nation's Top
NEW YORK (R)-Sophomore Art
Luppino's 166 points for Arizona
have made him the fourth highest
scorer in major college football
history and the season's leader by
a runaway margin.
Final NCAA statistics released
yesterday show that Luppino, with
24 touchdowns and 22 conversions,
scored more than his next two
closest rivals combined. Buddy
Leake of Oklahoma tallied 79 points
for the second spot while Tom Bell
of Army and Lenny Moore of Penn
State tied for third with 78 each.
Alltime Record Set in '20
In 1920, Jim Leach of VMI set the
alltime records of 26 touchdowns
and 210 points. The great Jim
Thorpe had 198 points for Carlisle
in 1912 and Neno Jerry Deprato
scored 188 for Michigan State in
But all three were seniors while
the 5'-9", 175-pound Luppino is a
In the extra point department
Army's Ralph Chesnauskas kicked
the most-27 of 36 attempts-while
Ohio State's Thurlow (Tad) Weed
was tops in accuracy. Weed, the
little 140-pound specialist of the na-
tional champion Buckeyes, missed
but one of 24 tries for 95.8 per cent.

Although the experts are pick-
ing either Indiana or Iowa to
reign as Big Ten basketball
champs this year, the Golden
Gophers and the Illini will both
be fighting hard to raise their
conference standings two notches
to cop the crown.dThey both have
the material to do it.
Minnesota and Illinois had iden-
tical 10-4 Conference records to
tie for third place in the Big Ten
last year, finishing behind Indiana

the ice with his body, thus stop-
ping play and calling for a faceoff.
Hailing from Kirkland Lake, On-
tario, Howes belies the usual no-
tion of a hot-tempered, fiery red-
head. A soft-spoken individual who
never seems to get excited even
during the thrilling struggles in
front of the net, he is a favorite
with his fellow players.
Although a junior in geology here
at the University, he still has three
years of varsity eligibility ahead
of him. This is due to an NCAA
ruling which allows athletes on five
year courses to compete during
their last years if they so desire.
Heyliger kept him out of compe-
tition last year because he thought
it would be better to allow Howes
to get the added experience under
his belt and also because the coach
formerly had the services of Ikola.

Indiana, Iowa Rated Top
Cagers in Conference

Playing what is generally con-
sidered to be the most important
position on the hockey team, Howes
is nearly assured of playing the
full 60 minutes of every game. In
the event that he receives a pen-
alty another player will take his
place in the penalty box and he
will only be yanked in the event
that Michigan tries a desperation
scoring attempt and wishes to run
the risk of having six offensive
men on the ice without the back-
ing of a goalie.
Lauded by Heyliger as being a
great competitor. Howes loves toI
play hockey and spends a large
amount of time on the ice at the
Coliseum. Although uncertain as to
what he will do after graduating,.
his future plans at present do not
include a professional hockey ca-

Pace Heads List of New Gridders

Otto Graham,
Browns' Ace,
Might Retire
CLEVELAND (2-Otto Graham
the last of Paul Brown's origina
backs, is thinking of retiring from
pro football.
'I just don't feel up to another
season of it," said the Clevelan
Browns quarterback, who was 3
Whether he actually will call i
quits remains to be seen, of course
One thing is known: When he
signed his last contract he prom
ised Brown that he would not stop
passing until the Browns were as
sured of strong quarterbacking.
Graham-Browns' Key Man
Playing behind him is George
Ratterman, probably the most
highly paid sub quarterback in the
National League. But it's not much
of a secret that Brown depends on
In military service is Babe Pa-
rilli, a quarterback from the Uni-
versity of Kentucky.
Picked because of his passing
ability, Graham was the first man
Brown signed when the team was
formed in 1946. He completed 54.6
per cent of his flips that first year
and has done better many times
Pass Average Tops
Last year he completed 64.7 per
cent of 258 attempts. During the
first 10 games of this year, he has
completed 134 of 225 tosses for 1,-
940 yards. His present average of
59.6 is the best in the league and
his average gain of 8.62 yards a
throw is second only to Norm Van
Brocklin of Los Angeles.

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(12-2) and Iowa (11-3). Both
mrteams posted 17 wins against five!
G 1r losses during the season.
Graduation Hurts Team
Say Experts Both teams have suffered from
graduation of key men. The Illini
lost their all-time high scorer,
NEW YORK (2)-If there was one 6' 9" ceteJonKrthug
distinctive trend in college foot-1 center John Kerr through
ball during the 1954 season, it can graduation last spring. Kerr's all-
be summed up in one word-up- around outstanding performanc
sets. netted him a berth on the Big
Ten Coaches' Honorary Team and
That's the majority opinion of a most valuable player mention in
the nation's sports writers and the Big Ten. Also graduated reg-
broadcasters replying to the an- ulars Max Hooper, forward, and
nual Associated Press post-season Jim Wrightpguard,


ques lonnalre.
Out of about 100 replies received,
nearly one in five listed the upsets
as the outstanding feature of the
season. Several others associated
them with other factors, either as
cause and effect or as being of
equal importance.
Other trends commonly noted
were the swing toward more var-
ied offenses, particularly in con-
nection with the split T; emphasis
on the rushing game, rather than
passing; the practice of substitut-
ing by units or "platoons," and
greater emphasis on defense.
Although the reasons given were
varied, 17 of the experts thought
upsets were the big thing. A half
dozen others cited a general level-
ing off in strength of teams, in con-

sophomores George BonSalle and
James Burks. BonSalle stands
6'-71/2" while Burkes hits 6'-8".
Boasts Good Record
During Combes seven-year hold
on Illinois' head coaching position,
his squads have managed to cap-
ture three Conference champion-
ships, while never dropping below
third place. Will this squad take
another crown?
Gopher Coach "Ozzie" Cowles,
former Michigan mentor, facesa
very perplexing problem in try-
ing to put together his 1954-55
squad. Six of his 10 letter-winners
from last year have graduated.
Included are star forwards Glen
Reed, Virgil Miller, center Ed Kal-
afat, and guard Buzz Bennett.
Coach Cowles finds some con-
solation in the fact that two of
his returning lettermen will be
co-captains Dick Garmaker and
Chuck Mencel. Garmaker was
elected to the Big Ten Coaches'
Honorary First Team last year,
and Mencel was elected to th
second team.
High Man in Scoring
Garmaker, a 6'-3" forward, only
has one letter, but has already
broken eight individual basketball
records at Minnesota. Last year he
led the Gophers scoring-wise,
sinking 345 points for an average
of 24.6 points per game. Mencel
was second with 202 points and a
14.4 per-game average. Cowles
said of the two players:
"I personally feel that Dick
Garmaker is one of the greatest
basketball players I've had play
for me.
"Chuck Mencel is also a fine
basketball player but does not
have the size to play on the in-
side as. does Garmaker. However,
on the outside he is about as good
as they come."
The Gophers may have a great
rebounder coming up in Bill Sim-
onovich. A 6'-10" 275-pound cen-
ter, he played in just enough
games last year to earn his let-
ter, but has shown such steady
improvement this year that it
seems likely he'll get a starting
post. ForwardDouglis Bolstorff
is the other letterman who will
probably see action. The 6'-4%"
senior may switch off with Sim-
onovich at center.
10 Sophs on Squad
With 10 of the 17 members on
his squad sophomores, Cowles is
going to have to rely on them
to provide much of the punch
if his team is going to have a
winning season. Despite the rela-
tively inexperienced squad, Cowles
may be right when he said that
Minnesota will again make its
presenece felt throughn tthp BPia

Six returning lettermen carry
the hopes of the Illini this year.
Paul Judson, 6'-3" guard and for-
ward, is the top scorer among the
returning stars. He poster 246
points last year to give him an
11.2 average per game, far be-
hind Kerr's 556 points and 25.3-
point average, but still good
enough to be No. 2 scorer. An-
other returning starter, 6'-5" for-
ward Bruce brothers, is almost as-
sured of his position, while letter
winner Bill Ridley is a good bet to
get a starting slot. All three men
are juniors.
Important to the success of this
year's squad will be the develop-
ment of a capable pivot man.
Coach Combes has two outstand-

Michigan's football future, al-
ready seemingly bright with the
return of most of this year's stel-
lar performers, receives an added
shot in the arm from Wally Web-
er's freshman squad.
Jim Pace, a lanky tailback who
is the most talked about of the
freshman crew, figures to give a
great deal of extra speed to the
Michigan backfield. His praises
have been sounded long and loud.
Comments from the practice area
at Ferry Field have ranged from
mediocre enthusiasm all the way
to acclaims that he is the "great-
est tailbackprospect since Ort-
mann or Chappius."
The Little Rock, Ark. back is ex-
tremely fast, running the 100-yard
dash in 9.6, and Weber says his
speed makes him "extremely val-
Night Editor

uable in defense against the for-
ward pass."
Another highly-praised backfield
prospect is right halfback Jdhn
Batsakes from Ann Arbor. A hard
runner and sharp blocker, Batsakes
ran well from the wingback posi-
tion in Michigan's single wing.
Jim Byers, an Evansville, Ind.,
star, was the brightest fullback
prospect of Weber's team, and Jim
Van Pelt, of Evanston, Ill. rounds
out the backfield at quarterback.
Van Pelt is a fine passer, but may
be too small for Big Ten competi-
At the ends were Gordie Morrow,
John's brother, and Dave Bowers,

a fine pass receiver from Traverse
City. Qenter Bill MacPhee is an-
other standout in the line. TheI
Grand Haven athlete played well
all season at the difficult center
spot in the single wing formation.
Owen Stands Out
Dave Owen has been a leading
tackle contender from the fresh-
man team. The Milwaukee lad,
when he is not on the football field,
spends his time putting the shot
some 50 feet for track coach, Don
The two leading guard contend-
ers were Tom Berger from Detroit,
and Alex Bochnowski from Muns-
ter, Ind.

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