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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE THREE

M'Five

To

Face Marquette in

ag.

Tilt Tonight

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Powerful Warriors Threat
To Wolverine Win String

MAYBE NEXT YEAR:

Best Wishes To Sports,'Hard-Luckers'

By STEVE HEILPERN
Michigan's courtmen face their
first big test of the young season
tonight, as they meet a strong
Marquette squad at Yost Field
House.
The game will begin at 8 p.m.
Marquette, Michigan's t h i r d
straight non-conference opponent,
has won three in a row after los-
ing its opener. The Warriors will
enjoy a height advantage over
their hosts, and have good speed
anid depth. Their ability to score is
shown by their 94.5 points per
game average in four starts thus
a far.
Rebounder is 6'8"
Pivot Terry Rand, whose height
is listed as six-eight but is sup-
posedly closer to the six-nine
mark, is the ace rebounder of the
quintet from Milwaukee, whose
starting lineup averages six-
' four.
Another big man whom the Wol-
verines will have to eontend with
under the backboards is Rube
Schulz, a six-six forward. Gerry
-Hopfensperger, at six-four, adds
height at the other forward slot.
Don Bugalski and Bob Walczak,
a pair of six footers, are Mar-
quette's backcourt men.
Sure to see at least some service
in the encounter is Russ Witt-
Berger, six-six scoring star who
was sidelined at the beginning of
the season with illness. Normally
slated for a starting berth, Wit-
tenberger has not recovered suf-
ficiently to play more than part
time.
'M' To Use Same Five
Michigan coach Bill Perigo will
stay with the same starting five
who began the first two games for
him: Paul Groffsky and Tom Jor-
genson at forwards; Harvey Wil-
liams at center; and Don Eaddy
and Jim Barron at guards. Ready
for quick call on the bench are for-
wards Ron Kramer and Tom Ma-
entz, and guard Jim Shearon.
Perigo isn't taking this contest
lightly. "Those (Marquette) boys
can give any Big Ten team a bat-
tle. They lost to Michigan State
in their first game, 91-72, but my
reports are that they had a bad
night. Besides, they didn't have

Wittberger then, who is probably
their best ball player."
Since the Spartan tilt, the War-
riors have been nothing short of
phenomenal, defeating Ripon by
a school record score 'of 113-56,
downing St.Norbert, 97-57, and
winning from Creighton, 96-58.
Warriors Rough Last Year
Marquette gave the Wolverines
trouble last year, but the latter
squad won both affairs to extend
their series record to 7-2. The last
victory over Michigan by the War-
riors was in the 1951-52 season,
when they scored a 64-57 upset.
Statistics just released show
Michigan's starting five all in dou-
ble figures. Eaddy leads with an
18-point average for the Pitt and
Butler games, followed by Barron
at 16 per game. Williams has scor-
ed at a rate of 13 points each con-
test, and Groffsky and Jorgenson
have 12-point averages.
Other. figures show that the
Maize and Blue has been off on
its shooting, carrying 31.5 per cent
field goal average into tonight's
game. From the foul line, however,
they have performed well, hitting
on 71.6 per cent of their free
throws.
Eaddy leads the regulars with a
45 per cent average from the floor,
and has netted all eight foul tries.
The Wolverines have averaged 86
points in the first two contests, as
coinpared to their opponents' 65.5.
Basketball Scores
Adrian 67, Calvin 57
Detroit 68, Buffalo 61
Pitt 80, Colgate 67
Maryland 72, Virginia 69
George Washington 94, Wake
Forest 82
Kansas 73, Tulsa 66 -
Concordia (River Forest, I.) 85,
Illinois Tech 75
Western Kentucky 85, Cincin-
nati 7 5
Lawrence Tech 80, Evansville
Ind. 76
Albion 72, Alma 66 (overtime)
Lake Forest 79, Carroll 65
' NBA
Boston 115, Minneapolis 108
Syracuse 91, New York 82

By ALAN EISENBERG
That time of the year has rolled
around again.
It is a time filled with holidays,
bustling and cheerful crowds, shim-
mering and breathtaking Christmas
trees; a time for a happy atmos-

years, been frustrated by Leo
Johnson and his Illinois track crew;
to Ray Fisher-some of his top
players signed pro contracts.
To the Coaches
To Newt Loken, who is some-
times weighed down by his obscur-
ity on the campus at Ann Arbor;
to Bert Kratzenmeyer and his er-
ratic golfers; to Matt Mann, who
never got that last championship
team that he wanted so badly.
To Duffy Daugherty-the coach
of the not so proud Spartan foot-
ball squad; to Ray Eliot, a nice
guy who couldn't make a right
move as his Illinois aggregation
could win only one game; and to
Steve Sebo, whose University of
Penn club never broke into the win-
ning column; to Steve Owen, who
"resigned" his position as head
coach of the football Giants.
To Wolverine Players
To Tony Branoff and Jim Bates,
guys who were plagued by the in-
jury jinx throughout the grid cam-
paign; to Duncan McDonald - a
player who didn't get a fair shake
from the last throw of the dice
... or the one before that, either;
to Bill Lucier, a capable goalie who
will sit 2n the Maize and Blue
bench for the fourth straight year.
To Tommy Hendricks, a half-.
back who has shown signs of great-
ness, but who has been lost in the
shuffle; to Harvey Williams, who,
if they paid off on hard work and
desire would be an All-American
... only they don't.
To Maury McDermott of the Bos-
ton Red Sox and Gerry Staley of
the Cards-their fast balls didn't
whizz, and they had curve balls
which didn't curve; to Don New-
combe, who came aback from the
Army, but left his stuff with Uncle
Sam; to Ralph Branca. who has
run out his string . ., and doesn't

een Connolly, who got thrown by a
horse and missed the tournament
last September at Forest Hills.
To Tom Yawkey, who has spent
millions in Boston in a vain and
futile attempt to capture an Ameri-
can League pennant; to Branch
Rickey, who has been taking a
pasting at Pittsburgh; to Paul Rich-
ards, who is in for trouble at Bal-
timore; to Slippery Rock State

Swimming
Crown Won
By Sigma Nu
Sigma Nu won the fraternity
dual-meet swimming champion-
shiw last night at the I-M pool by
edging Sigma Phi Epsilon, 29-24,
in the finals.,.
The winnners' 75-yard medley
relay team of Larry Miller, Mitch
Sams and Bob Thorson led the
way, swimming to a new record
time-38.5.
Miller took the 25-yard back-
stroke in the time of 13.7, and
Thorson picked up first place
points with a fine performance in
the 25-yard breastroke. His time of
13.1 was excellent. Sigma Nu also
copped the 100-yard relay in its
title quest.
The new champs ousted Zeta
Beta Tau. who won the meet last
year, in the semifinals, also held
last night. Sig Eps won its finals
berth by downing Chi Phi in the
semis.

Schiller Breaks Cheek;
Will Be Out Indefinitely

M':

By PHIL DOUGLIS
Michigan's already desperately
short-handed hockey team suffer-
ed a disasterous blow yesterday
when it was announced that star
defenseman Bob 'Schiller will be
lost to the Wolverines for at least
two weeks due to a fractured cheek.
Schiller will undergo an opera-
tion at University Hospital this

our defense." Heyliger wil move
defenseman Neil Buchanan from
the front line into Schiller's posi-
tion, and he will insert alternate
winger Yves Hebert, just recover-
ed from an injury of his own, into
Buchanan's place.
Michigan trainer Karl Issacson
called the injury, "the worst cut
I have ever seen since I have been
here." Schiller, despite the violent
impact and loss of blood, was in
good spirits as he prepared to go
under the knife.
Dr. R. Dingman will perform
the surgery.
Opposition Tough
As to how long Schiller will be
lost to Michigan, Heyliger estimat-
es "anywhere from two weeks to a
month, depending on how success-
ful the operation is." The unhappy
coach went on to berate the in-
jury as "very unfortunate, for the
holiday pair of series pits us
against some of the toughest op-
position in the league."
"This is a time when a strong
defense would come in most hand-
ily, and now this has to happen to
us," he added. Heyliger went on
to claim that as a result of the
injury, "we will be lucky to win
two out of the four games . . . if
that many."
The Wolverines, now down to a
ten man traveling squad, will fly
from Willow Run tomorrow, reach-
ing Colorado Springs in the late
afternoon. Staying at the swank
Broadmoor Hotel, the Michigan
icers will take on the rugged Colo-
rado College Tigers Friday and
Saturday nights. Next Tuesday and
Wednesday will find Michigan
playing a two game series with
the Pioneers of Denver Univer-
sity.

BILL LUCIER
... four years on the bench

phere which seems to engulf these
United States and the rest of the
world.
December is the month, whether
out of desire, or more likely, hab-
it, people exchange gifts. And be-
cause we are a product of this
sometimes not too sensible world,
we would also like to send out
some holiday greetings.
Best Wishes
They are best wishes to some of
the men and women in the fragile
world of sports. Not to the stars,
mind you, for they are eulogized,
daily in the newspapers throughout
the nation. It is more for the losers,
the guys and girls who weren't
very successful in 1954.
It's for the people who didn't get
a fair shake from this year which
is rapidly drawing to a close. And

Roe, Cox Sold .
To Baltimore
NEIL BUCHANAN
BROOKLYN (P)-The Brooklyn . . replaces Schiller
Dodgers yesterday sold third base-
man Billy Cox and lefthanded afternoon for removal of bone
pitcher Preacher Roe to Baltimore chips from his left cheek, and will
of the American League for cash,' be lost to the Michigan squad for
reported to be about $55,000. the entire Colorado College and

BERT KATZENMEYER
. . .erratic linksters
Teacher's and their football team
-they've been having trouble on
the gridiron, too.
| And to the many. many others
Swho ere losers in '54' let there be+
a little good fortune for them in
the year which is soon to begin.
To the obsetire, to the third-string-
ers. to all those who didn't get a
break, let them find the key to
some joy in 1953.
You can't ask for more thi n a
little, and a little might make the
losers happy.
Volleyball Finals
ZBT's volleyball squad last night
became Intramural champions for
the second straight year by blank-
ing the Pilams 4-0, at the IM
Building.

Both veteran players had to be
waived out of the National League
before the deal could be complet-
ed.
Cox, 35, is one of the best field-
ing third baseman in baseball. He
batted .235 in 77 games last sea-
son.
Roe. 36-year-old former Dodger
pitching ace, had a poor 3-4 record
last season. appearing in only 15
games. The slim lefty from Ar-
kansas started 10 games and fin-
ished only one, compiling a 5.00
earned run average for 63 innings.
A??,ruFDMES

Denver series' and possibly the
Michigan State series in January.
The injury was the result of one
of the most gruesome accidents
seen at the Coliseum in many
years. Late in the third period of
last Saturday's 3-3 tie with Mon-
treal, a Carabin player accidental-
ly smashed his skate into Schiller's
mouth, opening a gash which re-
quired approximately 35 stitches
to close. The impact of the colli-
sion also splintered the cheek bone.
Cripples Defense
Michigan coach Vic Heyliger be-
wailed the injury as "crippling to

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so, for those who had it rough in' or refuses to realize: to Vic Raschi
54, we wish a Merry Christmas, a -a change in scenery didn't help
Happy New Year ... and a couple his playing.
of breaks in 1955.
Wo Bill Perigo, the Michigan bas-
ketball coach, who hasn't had it -so To the "old pro," Phil Rizzuto.
good in the past and will have who batted an anemic .195 for the
tough sledding this season; to Don Yanks last season, and is coming
Canham, who has, the past few back for another try; to Roy Cam-
- _ panella-his batting average dipped

Buy and Use
Christmas Seals

CRUSH ITI

TWIST ITI

4l

KNOT IT!

RENDALL NEW THREAT:
Soph Sensation Shows Great Ice Potential

By DAVE GREY
Michigan hockey followers this
season has been greeted with the
presence of a new spark in the of-
fensive line-sophomore center Tom
Rendall.
Coach Vic Heyliger expects even
further improvement from the di-
minuative, Winnipeg s c o r i n g
threat, who in four games has
already managed to score two
goals abd gain seven assists.
Heyliger describes Rendall as
the "bothersome" type of hockey
player in that he is "on the puck
all the time." Clever stick handl-
ing and a hard driving, competi-
tive nature makes Rendall effec-
tive not only on offense but also
on defense. While Captain Bill
MacFarland, star center on the
other forward line, would be de-
scribed as "graceful," Rendall's
strength lies in his shiftiness, and
speed.
Used on Power Plays
The five-foot eight-inch com-
petitor has been used on the line
with veterans Jay Goold and Neal
Buchanan, especially on power
plays, where the offense attempts
to set up, in the style of a basket-
ball fast break, a scoring situa-
tion by outracing the defense.
Heyliger switched Rendall and
MacFarland about a week before
the hockey season opened against
McGill in order to achieve more
balance. MacFarland has been up
to now flanked by sophomores Jer-
ry Karpinka and Dick Dunnigan.
Rendall has made good improve-
ment this season as a team player
without losing the scoring punch
of a deadly, hard slap shot. He is
an effective poke checker and
might be tabbed, in brief, as a
"go, go, goer."-
Started at Age 6
The pasthelps tell the story of
the present. Playing hockey since
he was about six years old, Ren-
dall had moved up through high
school to Junior league competi-
tion in Winnipeg, Manitoba; Jack
McKee, an official in the Canadian

loops, spotted Rendall while he
was playing for the Winnipeg
Monarchs and encouraged him to
come to Michigan, which Ren-
dall did in the fall of 1953.
The 21-year old industrial engi-
neering major feels that collegiate
hockey has improved to the point
where it is now definitely on a par
with Junior leagues for 20-year
olds and under that are found to-
day throughout Canada.
The main difference centers
around the fact that the college
game does not allow body check-
ing in all zones of the ice, thus, he
feels, giving the defense a possible

advantage in "one-sided" check-!
ing. "The Canadian game is rough-t
er."
Played Against Howe
An interesting sidelight into the
career of Rendall dates back to
the time when the Winnipeg Mon-
archs met the Barrie Flyers for
the Memorial Cup, and the nation-
al Junior championship of 1950-51.
The Monarchs lost out on the
championship in the final game
of the series, but most interesting
to Wolverine fans is that Rendall
played against present teammate,
a fellow sophomore sensation,
goalie Lorne Howes.1

105 points to .207; to Chuck Sil-
vera, a fine catcher,,who for many
years, now, has been overshadowed
by the great "Yogi" Berra.
To Walter Alston and the rest of
the major league managers who
must explain failures which are not
their faults; to Connie Mack-he de-
served something better; to Maur-
SPORTS
Night Editor
BOB JONES

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Made over official
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Monday 8:30 A.M. to 9 00 P.M -Tuesday thru
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Saturday 8:30 to 5:30
H. SAGER

OF tho.se

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We have

Tom Lehrer,
His lyrics, his music, his so-called voice,
and his piano.

Fight Fiercely, Harvard
The Old Dope Peddler
Be Prepared
The Wild West Is Where
I Want To Be
I Wanna Go Back to Dixie
Lobachevsky

The Irish Ballad
The Hunting Song
My Home Town
When You Are Old & Grey
I Hold Your Hand in Mine
The Wiener Schnitzel
Waltz

REAT gift idea! Budweiser,
the world's most distinguished beer,
in bright new Holiday Cartons of
six or twelve cans.

This recording of the imitable songs of Tom Lehrer has been
issued in spite of widespread popular demand for its suppres-
sion, primarily for the benefit of a small but diminishing group
of admirers of his dubious talents, talents which have been
on display for several occasions around Harvard University,
where he was in attendance until June 1953, as undergraduate,
graduate student, and teacher of mathematics. A few television
and nightclub appearances have also been part of his infamous
career. Now at last some of the songs with which he has been
revolting audiences for years are available to all, and it is no
wonder that a great deal of public apathy has been stirred
up at the prospect.

The Theosophical Society
in Ann Arbor
presents
A PUBLIC LECTURE

ND, when friends come to call
during the friendly Holiday

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