SUNDAY, MARCH 27,1955
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 1955 THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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Oklahoma Aggies Capture NCAA
'M' Nets 23 Points
For Seventh Place
Special to The Daily
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Despite the
loss of four of its six entries in
the preliminary events Friday
night, Michigan's wrestling team
still managed to turn in a credit-
able performance and for the third
straight year captured seventh
place in the finals of the NCAA
Winner of the meet was power-
ful Oklahoma A&M, which won
its 17th team title in 25 years. In
second place, and nine points be-
hind the winner, was Penn State.
4 They were followed by Pittsburgh,
Oklahoma, Lehigh, Iowa, and
Michigan in that order.
In scoring 23 points, the Wolver-
ines wound up just one point out
of sixth place and but five out of?
third. Other Big Ten teams which
placed were Illinois, ninth, Michi-
gan State, 14th, Wisconsin, 16th,
Indiana, 17th, and Purdue, tied for
Michigan stars Andy Kaul and
Mike Rodriguez were each defeat-
ed in the finals of their respective
divisions. Kaul, fourth in last
year's meet, was surprised by
Lawrence Fornicola, of Penn State,
in the 137 pound class. Fornicola,
not good enough to make the Penn
State squad last year, whipped
Sophomore Mike Rodriguez, in
a thrilling match, was nipped by
Bill Weick of Iow State Teach-
ers, 6-4. Weick won the 137 pound
title in 1952, and captured the 157
pound laurel last night after two
years in the armed services. Rod-
riguez had beaten Ed Rooney of
Syracuse in the semi-finals earlier
in the evening.
In the 123 pound consolation
round, Michigan's Dan Deppe,
beaten by Dick Meeks 3-1, gain-
ed fourth place. Meeks, from Illi-
nois, also defeated Deppe in the
Big Ten meet three weeks ago.
The outstanding wrestler award
went to Ed Eichelberger, of Lehigh,
who won the 147-pound title by
pinning Lloyd Corwin, of Cornell
College. It was his fourth pin in
five tournament matches.
Leading Oklahoma to the title
were Myron Roderick and Fred
Davis. Roderick took the 130 pound
class, while Davis was winning in
the 167 pound division.
Six of the individual champion-
ships were decided by falls.
Peter Blair of Navy, retained his
191 pound crown by pinning Big
Ten champ, Ken Leuer, of Iowa,
in 5:01. Blair, along with Roderick
and Weick, were the only repeat-
In other matches, Terry Mc-
Cann, of Iowa, pinned David Bow-
lin, Oklahoma A&M, in the 115
pound class, in 7:06, and Dan
Kodge, Oklahoma, threw Joe
Krufka, of Penn State, to capture
the 177 pound division,
Ed Peery of Pittsburgh notched
the 123 pound event, while in the
final match of the evening, 3800
fans saw William Oberly, of Penn
State, decision Werner Seel, of Le-
In accordance with the meet
regulations, Michigan's Don Ha-
ney and Max Pearson were unable
to enter the consolation round, be-
cause the men who defeated them
failed to reach the finals.
In taking its second champion-
ship in a row, Oklahoma scored a
record number of 40 points. In win-
ning, the Aggies were to forced to
come from behind Pittsburgh, who
placed four men in the semi-finals.
The Aggies had placed only three.
CHICAGO (-) - Wes Santee
thrilled a Chicago Daily News Re-
lays crowd of 15,262 last night
as he swept to victory in the famed
Bankers Mile in 4:04.2, a new rec-
ord .for the event, at the Chicago
Coming within six-tenths of a
second of the world indoor mile
record, the gangling Kansan ran
the event in the second best in-
door time of his career. Last
night's performance eclipsed the
old Daily News Relays mark of
4:06.4, set by Gil Dodds in 1944.
Dalzell Sets Pace
Art Dalzell, a fellow Kansan and
Santee's favorite pacemaker, set
the pace by winning the first
quarter in :62.0, and the half-mile
Phil Coleman of the University
of Chicago took the lead at the
three-quarter mark in 3:07 before
... foils Leafs
SECOND BEST-Andy Kaul (left) and Jim Walters display the nearly-top form which gave them
runner-up positions in the. NCAA wrestling and swimming meets, respectively. Kaul was beaten by
Larry Fornicola of Penn State in the final bout in the 137-pound class, while Walters was edged
by Ohio State's Gerry Harrison in the finals of the high-dive.
Wardrop Only 'M' Individual Titlist
As Ohio State Garners Eight Firsts
Red Wings Nip,
Branoff Calls Initial Homer
His 'Biggest Baseball Thrill'
By LYNN TOWLE "He'd be in there regularly if he
Last Spring in a baseball game could hit that right-handed curve
against Illinois, a jittery lead-off ball," commented Coach Fisher,
man, playing his first regular "Tony is a hustler and a grand guy
game, stepped to the plate to bat to have on the team," he added.
for Michigan. In high school Ton" played base-
With the count at 2-2, the pitch- ball and basketball for two years.
er threw a perfect strike across the He played football for three years
plate, the batter swung, and the and injured his left knee while
ball soared high and far out of the playing. This injury prevented him
park for a home run. from participating in any other
"That was my first game, the sports for the rest of the year.
first inning, my first time at bat He started playing baseball and
as a regular, and my biggest thrill football in an organized sports pro-
in baseball," stated Tony Branoff, gram known as the Mott Founda-
one of the top outfielders on the tion Sports Program.
Regular Work B sb llT a
Apinch-hitter most of last sea- BiU ebaLl Team
son, Branoff is slated for regular
work in the Michigan outfield this Schedules 12
year. It was a bases-loaded pinch-
hit triple against Virginia in the i
1954 Spring trip which convinced BigT en
him that someday he would be
able to earn a starting berth. With 12 conference games on tap
When asked what he thinks of for the coming season, Michigan's
The pitchin steam, Brcapable isophomore-laden baseball team
pitching good ball if the hitters opens its annual southern Spring
ptcin goodbalsm thnghsipprtstrip against the University of Del-
can give it some strong support.
The Spring trip will prove if they aware on April 1st.
can do it. If the htiters can come The trip, which will carry the
through, the team has a good Wolverines t h r o u g h Delaware,
chance to win the Big Ten cham- Washington, D.C., Virginia, and
pionship. North Carolina, will give coach
"Ray Fisher is the best baseball Ray Fisher a chance to survey the
coach a fellow, could play for," team's chances for the regular
continued Branoff. "He always season.
gives you an opportunity to prove With only five regulars return-
yourself." ing to this year's lineup, a rebuild-
New Stance ing season appears to be in store
Coach Fisher has helped to im- Lastaer.
prove Branoff's playing by correct- Last year the team tied for third
ing his batting stance and giving place in the Big Ten with Ohio
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three-meter event, coming through
with two perfectdscoreshi10's)
from the five judges on his last
dive of the evening.
The second of Walters' three
final dives, a cutaway one-and-
one-half somersault, was one of
the best of the meet, but Harri-
son wouldn't be beaten.
Harrison led by 15 points after
the morning's required dives, but
Walters picked up 16.1 points on
the Big Ten champion in his two
voluntary afternoon dives to en-
ter the evening's finals with a slim
Wardrop Second in 440
In addition to Walters' perform-
son preserved the OSU three-year
diving monopoly by winning the
ance, the best Michigan could do
last night was a second place fin-
ish by Jack Wardrop in the 440-
yard freestyle. Captain Bumpy
Jones was forced to close his spec-
tacular career in anything but a
blaze of glory, having to settle for
a third in the butterfly breast-
stroke to add to his second place
in Friday's orthodox breaststroke
Wardrop, who beat OSU's Ford
Konno, in the 220, was unable to
keep up with the Buckeye Co-Cap-
tain in the 440-yard event. Konno
took an early lead and was never
seriously threatened, although
Wardrop did manage to close the
gap some in the last 40 yards.
The Scotch star's time of 4:32.2
was good enough to top Okla-
homa's Graham Johnston for sec-
Southener Wins Butterfly Event
Jones and defending champion
Dave Hawkins, of Harvard, were
no match for Phil Drake, a North
Carolina sophomore, in the but-
terfly event. Jones battled Hawk-
ins for the lead during the first
125 yards, but Drake then made
his move and won going away.
The individual medley turned
out to be much the same kind of
race as the butterfly, with Ohio
State's Wiggins gaining an easy
win while four men fought a close
battle for second.
Jim McKevitt, of Iowa State,
got the judges' nod for the run-
nerup spot over Stanford's Larry
Heim, although the timers clocked
Heim in 1:29.4 to McKevitt's
1:29.6. Michigan's Bert Wardrop
was timed in only two-tenths of a
second slower than McKevitt,
while Indiana's Dick Tanabe was
another two-tenths of a secontd
In the medley relay, North Car-
olina State and North Carolina
managed to just touch out the
Wolverine entry for third and
fourth places. Bert Wardrop,
Fritz My ers, and Ron Gora were
clocked in the fastest of the'
three times, 2:50.8, but once again
the judges' decision differed from
that of the timers.
100-YARD BACKSTROKE -1. Oyaka-
wa (Ohio State); 2. Hurring (Iowa);
3. Bautz (Purdue); 4. Krepp (North
Carolina); 5. Sonner (North Caro-
lina State); 6. Hoagland (Wiscon-
sin). Time: 0:58.0.
100-YARD FREESTYLE - 1. AubreyI
(Yale); 2. Glover (Dartmouth); 3.
Gideonse (Yale); 4. Donovan (Yale);
5. Gora (MICHIGAN); 6. Potter
(Ohio U.). Time:' 0:50.7.
200-YARD BUTTERFLY - 1. Drake
(North Carolina); 2. Hawkins (Har-
vard); 3. Jones (MICHIGAN); 4.
Mattson (North Carolina State);
5. Haggerty (LaSalle); 6. Armstrong
(Yale). Time: 2:13.7.
440-YARD FREESTYLE - 1. Konno
(Ohio State); 2. J. Wardrop (MICH-
IGAN); 3. Johnston (Oklahoma);
4. Woolsey (Indiana); 5. Duncan
(Oklahoma); 6. Hutchinson (Spring.
field). Time: 4:31.1.
150-YARD INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY-1.
Wiggins (Ohio State); 2. McKevitt
(Iowa State); 3. Heim (Stanford);
4. B. Wardrop (MICHIGAN); 5.
Tanabe (Indiana); 6. McIntyre
(North Carolina State). Time: 1:26.5.
(New NCAA Meet record; old record
1:29.0, set by Wiggins in yesterday's
THREE METER DIVlNG-1. Harrison
(Ohio State); 2. Walters (MICHI-
GAN); 3. Shapiro (Ohio State); 4.
Fraunfelter (Ohio State); 5. Con-
nor (Southern California); 6. Bates
(MICHIGAN). Points 590.25.
300-YARD MEDLEY RELAY-1. Ohio
State (Oyakawa, Wiggins, Kawachi-
ka); 2. Yale; 3. North Carolina
State; 4. North Carolina; 5. MICHI-
GAN; 6. Purdue. Time: 2:42.2. (New
American, intercollegiate, and NCAA
Meet record; old record 2:45.3).
TEAM SCORES - Ohio State, 90;
MICHIGAN, 51; Yale, 51; North Car-
olina State, 20; North Carolina, 17;
Harvard, 15; Iowa, 14; Oklahoma, 14;
Iowa State, 13; Stanford, 11; Indi-
ana, 9; Dartmouth, 8; Cortland
State, 5; Purdue, 5; Springfield, 5;
Georgia, 4; Denver, 3; Cornell, 2;
LaSalle, 2; Southern California, 2;
Army, 2; Wisconsin, 1; Ohio U., 1.
Santee made his kick. TORONTO, March 26 G)-First
Santee's final sprint brought the period goals by Ted Lindsay and
cheering crowd, sensing sore sort Dutch Reibel carried the Detroit
of a record, to its feet. After San- Red Wings to their third straight
tee had passed Coleman on the victory over the Toronto Maple
final lap, Coleman pressed him to Leafs last night in the first round
the finish, of the National Hockey League
Olympic champions Mal Whit- playoffs. The score was 2-1.
field and Harrison Dillard both A crowd of 12,831 saw Lindsay
came through with victories. Dil- also assist in Reibel's goal and
lard tied his own world indoor take part in two high-sticking
record when he cleared the 60- episodes as the Wings moved
yard high hurdles in :07.1. Whit- within one victory of the Stan-
field failed to dent any records but ley Cup finals. The fourth game
won the 600-yard run with ease of the best-of-seven series will be
in 1:11, more than a second off played in Toronto Tuesday.
his Relays record of 1:09.7. The winner will go into the final
Michigan's two-mile relay team round against either Montreal or
finished third in the University Boston, which renew their series
Two-mile Relay, which was won tomorrow in Boston with the Ca-
by Syracuse in 7:37.8. The Wol- nadiens leading 2-0.
i Vorina m~~~ica rl V m n genfn1
thir in the-r Uniroit Mol -oo Firist Period
third in the University Mile Re- All the scoring came in the first
lay, which was won by Illinois in period.
3:24.3. Toronto's Eric Nesterenko was
serving a hooking penalty when
FW880 Lindsay started things off at 1:36,
sinking a four-foot rebound after
Record Broken wing-mate Gordie Howe's long
shot. Leaf Goalie Harry Lumley,
BERKELY, Calif., (P)-- Lonnie who seconds before had saved on
Spurrier of the San Francisco a hard drive from Marty Pave-
Olympic Club bettered the world lich, had no chance on Lindsay's
record for the 880-yard run here thrust.
yesterday in 1:47.5. Sid Smith, Toronto's top of-
The record is held by Mal Whit- fensive threat in the playoffs,
field, who ran the distance in made it 1-1 while Lindsay was
1:48.6 at Turku, Finland, July 17, serving time for interference at
1953. 7:29. It was Smith's thir& goal in
Spurrier, former University of as many gaies against the Wings.
California trackman, made the Earl Reibel, the sophomore cen-
fast time in a three-way track ter who sparked Detroit through-
meet against California and the out their late drive to first place
University of Santa Clara. during the regular reason, settled
matters at 11:46. Lindsay got the
EXHIBITI9N BASEBALL puck to Howe in the Leaf corner
Boston 2, Chicago (A) 1 and he relayed to Reibel, who
Pittsburgh 4, Kansas City 3 (11 in- fooled Lumley from about four
nings) feet out.
New York (N) 7, Chicago (N) 5
C1Vl n ?. Can Frni n t
Applications are now being
accepted for all-campus compe-
tition in lacrosse, riflery, tennis
singles, horseshoes, and base-
ball. The first six teams to ap-
ply for baseball will be the only
ones accepted, but individuals'
may sign up and will be placed
other baseball hints. The Flint
junior hadn't played baseball for
four years before he went out for
Although his role last Spring
was mainly that of a pinch hitter,
Branoff finished the season with a
creditable .333 season batting av-
erage and a .273 average in West-
ern Conference competition.
His saddest day was in a game
against Ohio State. With a man
on second and Ohio State leading,
1-0, Branoff was put in to pinch-
hit. He struck out, swinging at
three consecutive curve balls and
missing each of them by a foot.
The regular schedule, with con-
ference games in capitals, is:
'April 12 Wayne University
April 13 University of Detroit
April 16 at Wayne University
April 19 at western Michigan College
April 22 NORTHERWESTERN UNI-
April 23 UNIVERSITY OF WISCON-
SIN (2 games)
April 28 at University of Notre Dame
April 29 at UNIVERSITY OF ILLI-
April 30 at PURDUE UNIVERSITY
May 6 UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
May 7 UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
May 10 Western Michigan College
May 13 MICHIGAN STATE COLLEGE
May 14 at MICHIGAN STATE COL-
May 17 at University of Detroit
May 20 at INDIANA UNIVERSITY
May 21 at OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
CASE AGAINST CASEY:
Photographer Levels Assault,
Profanity Charges at Stengel
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (P) -v
Casey Stengel, the man who made
baseball history by managing the
New York Yankees to five straight
pennants, was charged yesterday
with assault on a photographer
and use of profane language.
According to an affidavit by
Brannan "Sandy" Sanders, pho-
tographer for the St. Petersburg
Independent, Stengel used profane
language and kicked Sanders on
the right leg during the Yanks ex-
hibition game with Brooklyn yes-
Reached at -the Yankee club-
house Stengel at first refused com-
ment. Later he told reporters, "this!
whole thing is being blown up out
of proportion. All I told the fel-
low was to get out of the way, that
he was in the line of vision. Sure,
I yelled at him and told him to!
get out, when he sat down in the
dugout because he didn't belong
there. He said he had to make a
living, and I told him we had to
make one too."
Sanders had a different version.
"I was on the field in the firstf
inning when Brooklyn had loaded
the bases with nobody out," he
said. "With a man on third, I
moved near home plate to get a
possible picture. Stengel yelled,
'We're working, move away.'
"I moved away, over near the
Brooklyn bench where a couple of
the players said to roe, 'Who does
that guy think he is to talk to you
"I was going back toward first
base and stopped by the dugout to
tell Stengel I'd like to make a
picture at home plate and would
only be a few seconds. I was try-
ing to apologize for blocking his
view when. he cussed me out and
kicked me on the right leg. He
jumped up, made threatening ges-
tures and yelled, 'Who do you
think you are coming into our dug-
out? I told you to get the hell out
of the ball park, didn't I?'
"I left the field and told my
sports editor, Jeff Moshier, I was
not going to take that stuff from
Harold Ballew, managing editor
of the Independent, said he was
considering a protest to commis-
sioner Ford Frick but was with-
holding it at the request of George
Wiess, Yankee general manager,
pending the result of an investi-
gation by Weiss. Frick was a spec-
tator at the game.
ieveia , an rancisco
Cleveland "B" 10, Chicago (N) "B" 8
Brooklyn 6. Cincinnati 6 (called after
seven innings, rain)
St. Louis-New York (A)-cancelled,
Washington-Detroit - cancelled, rain
Baltimore - Philadelphia - cancelled,
Cincinnati "B"-Little Rock-cancel-
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