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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17,1955

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE THREE

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1955 THE MICHIGAN UAILY PAGE THREE

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Delts Shade Sgip Five, 33

-32, in 1-111 'B'Con test

FAMINE ENDS:
Cagers Find Scoring Punch in Kramer

Lambda Chi Also Gains
First Place Playoffs

OSU Again Favored
In Big Ten SwimmingMeet

By NABE GREENE
A great famine has ended at
Yost Field House as the long
search for a "good big man" has
been rewarded by the basketball
talents of Ron Kramer.
At the time when Kramer first
reported to Coach Bill Perigo there
were strong doubts in many quar-
ters that Kramer would live up to
the big ballyhoo he had been given
by fans and sportswriters. Now,
however, even the most die-hard
doubting Thomases are ready to
concede that the "Rock" is all they
say he is and maybe even a little
bit more.
Changeover Difficult
Kramer was slow in rounding
into shape. He had spent three
and a half months playing foot-
ball and it was more than a bit
difficult making the changeover
from the gridiron to the basket-
ball floor.
His early performances led those
who had their suspicions about
him to believe that he wasn't go-
ing to be able to push around the
big men in the conference as easily
as he had in high school. Any
such beliefs were to be knocked
into a cocked hat as a result of
his meeting with Indiana's Don
Schlundt.
Schlundt, who carries a lot of
weight on his 6' 10" frame, tangled
with Kramer under the boards and
a moment later found himself on
the floor, trying to get his wind
back. It was not an intentional
act on Kramer's part but it is

demonstrative proof of how tough points, and followed up this per-
he is on the boards. formance with two more good
Kramer first showed signs of showings in games with Denver
hitting his stride during the cag- and Valparaiso, scoring 12 and 17
points respectively, in these con-
tests.
As Michigan opened its. confer-
ence schedule it was Kramer who
proved invaluable with his scoring
and his exceptionally strong
{ boardwork. "The guy is fabulous,"
says Captain Paul Groffsky. "He
is the best offensive rebounder I
have seen."
Coming from a three-year vet-
eran of the toughest basketball
conference in the country, who has
played against such men as John-
ny Kerr, Paul Ebert, and Schlundt,
that is quite a compliment.
Not "Big Man"
Taking into consideration the
fact that big men in basketball
are measured by height rather
than weight, Kramer is not truly
a "big man." What he lacks in
height, however, he makes up for
in his ability to get off his feet.
Kramer is known as a "dunker,"
which is unusual for a man only
6'3" tall. When driving in for a
lay-up Ron gets up high enough
so that when he lets go of the ball
he is actually shooting down at
the basket.
As a result of a three-game scor-
RON KRAMER ing spree, during which he twice
. from cleats to sneakers tied Michigan's all-time scoring
record, Kramer has now moved
er's western tour over the Christ- . into third position among Michi-
mas vacation. He hit double fig- gan shooters with a total of 232
ures for the first time against points, good for a per-game aver-
Washington of St. Louis, caging 21 age of 14.5.

Delta Tau Delta held onto a
slender lead through the last mo-
ments of play last night at the
Sports Building to edge Sigma Phi
Epsilon. 33-32, in the final round
of Social Fraternity 'B' competi-
tion prior to the beginning of in-
tramural basketball playoffs.
The Delts' victory, which moved
them into the first place play-
offs, came despite the 19 point ef-
fort of Maury Van Auken of the
Sig Eps.
Van Auken netted three late
points to pull his team to within
one of the Delts, but the Sig Eps
Relay Preliminaries Will Be
Run Tonight at 7:30 p.m. at
Yost Field House for Independ-
ents, Residence Halls, and Fra-
ternities.
--Earl Riskey
failed on two more opportunities
to score the game-winning' basket.
Dick Kruse and Perry Stewart
shared scoring honors for the vic-
tors with ten points apiece.
Blodgett Scores Ten
Dick Blodgett's two successful
foul shots at the end of the game
gave Lambda Chi Alpha a 20-18
triumph over Alpha Tau Omega
and a berth in the first place play-
offs. Blodgett's ten points made #
his high scorer in the game. ,
Sigma Chi's 'B' squad had noj

defeat were Terry Barr with 18
points and Mary Nyren with 12.
Other fraternity teams qualify-
ing for the first place playoffs last
night were Psi Upsilon. Phi Delta
Theta, Sigma Alpha Upsilon, and
Theta Xi.
Psi Upsilon Wins
Psi Upsilon expanded a one-j
point halftime lead over Phi Gam-
ma Delta into a 29-19 triumph.
The Phi Delts, led by George
Rich's 15 points, rolled to a lop-
sided 52-15 win over Zeta Beta
Tau.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon remained
undefeated as it doubled the score
on Sigma Alpha Mu. John Kuch-
ka netted ten of SAE's points.
Theta XI's entry into the first
place playoffs was the result of its
forfeit win over Delta Chi.
Bob Smythe of Beta Theta Pi
garnered the night's highest point
total as he scored 23 in leading
his team to a 53-22 victory over
Kappa Sigma. Beta Theta Pi gain-
ed a position in the second place
playoffs.
Kappa Sigma Wins
Also entering the second place
playoffs was Phi Kappa Sigma as
it trounced Acacia, 60-13.
Chi Phi saw its narrow lead '
finally erased by Delta Upsilon in
the last 30 seconds of their battle
for a third place playoffs berth,
but Earl Groner regained the lead
for Chi Phi immediately after-1

RON GORA
.. . star sprinter
Redskins File
Suit Against
Grid Mentor
WASHINGTON {P)-The Wash-
ington Redskins yesterday sued
Coach Jack Hennemier of the Cal-
gary Canadian football club for
$50,000 damages on a complaint
that he enticed two Washington
players to jump their contracts.
Attorneys for the National Foot-
ball League team said they plan-
ned to file.a second suit today in
an attempt to gain an injunction
that would prohibit the two play-
ers from going to Calgary to play
football.
Bernard Nordlinger, a member
of the law firm that represents the
Redskins, said the injunction suit
also was aimed at restraining
Hennemier from trying to get two
other Maryland players now with
the Redskins, backs Jack Scar-
bath and Ralph Felton, to go to

By LEW HAMBURGER
Big Ten swimming, following
true to the form established in
recent years, again finds the
same two teams-Michigan and
Ohio State-favored as the time
for the championship meet ap-
proaches.
The middle distance events
thus far, appear to be the clos-
est. Ohio State's Ford Konno, for
three years the outstanding mid-
dle distance man in the nation,
is now faced with two extremely
capable rivals in Michigan's Jack
Wardrop and Indiana's Bill Wool-
sey.
Wardrop, it might be reminded,
upset Konno in the NCAA 220
yard freestyle a year ago. Woolsey
has been consistently lowering his
time this season until now he has
The Michigan-Iowa swim-
ming meet will be held at the
Sports Building pool at 7:30
p.m. Saturday.
--Gus Stager
covered the 220 yards in 2.06.5, a
second slower than Wardrop's
best time.
The arrival of a newcomer on
the swimming scene has increas-
ad the prospects for a close race
in the 150 yard individual medley.
Al Wiggins, Ohio State's amaz-
ing sophomore, has bettered Bum-
py Jones' record by better than
a full second. Jones, like Konno,
has gone through three seasons
relatively unpressed in his special-
ty, and will have to put on a tre-

inendous show to beat Wiggins
this year.
Wiggins has perfected the dol-
phin kick and has used it to great
avail in his breaststroke lap in
the individual medley.
In the backstroke event Yoshi
Oyakawa, Ohio State's unbeat-
able Hawwaiin again appears to
dominate the scene. Although he
has not reached the times of a
year ago, there is little reason to
suspect that when the time comes
he won't be as fast as in pre-
vious years,
In the freestyle sprints Michi-
gan's Ron Gora leads the 100
yard men, while Dick Pennington
of Iowa has posted the best 50-
yard record thus far. The two,
whose times are slower than
those of Dick Cleveland and Don
Hill a year ago, will probably face
each other in the Michigan-Iowa
meet Saturday.
Thus far Michigan teams have
the best times in both the medley
and freestyle relays, but Ohio
State's medley team -can prob-
ably better its time by several sec-
onds when pressed.
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trouble in advancing to the first wards with a long field goal to
place playoffs as it swamped Pi give his squad a 25-24 triumph.
Lambda Phi, 66-18. Instrumental In other games with third place
in handing Pi Lam its first cage playoff positions at stake Phi Sig-
ma Delta downed Theta Delta Chi,

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Three Eastern Aggregations Compete for Positions in NCAA
Hockey Playoffs; RPI, 1954 Champion, Out of Contention

36-32; Alpha Epsilon Pi topped
Tau Delta Phi, 35-19; Theta Chi
d far phi Tan al'1_

aeieated Pn Kappa tau, 31-z3;
and Alpha Delta Phi drubbed Al-
pha Sigma Phi, 44-17. Sigma Nu
defeated Delta Kappa Epsilon by
forfeit.

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By DICK CRAMER
With less than a month re-
maining until the National Col-
legiate Athletic Association hock-
ey playoffs in Colorado Springs,
it appears that there may be a
complete turnover from last year
in the list of competing teams.
Only Michigan and Minnesota,
among 1954's playoff squads, still
have a chance to earn their way
back to the Broadmoor Ice Pal-
ace extravaganza. They are vy-
ing with North Dakota for the
second. representative spot from
the Western Intercollegiate Hock-
ey League. Colorado College has
already laid claim to one of the
berths from the West.

Last year's eastern representa-
tives, Boston College and Ren-
nselaer Polytechnic Institute, are
out of contention for a return trip.
At the beginning of this week, the
Eagles were barely above the .500
mark, while national champions,
RPI, suffering from graduations
and injuries, had won only five
of its eleven contests.
The eastern positions are chos-
en by a three-man selection com-
mittee composed of Harry Cleverly
(Boston University), Ned Hark-
ness (RPI), and Eddie Jeremiah
(Dartmouth).
Competition for the eastern
berths has narrowed to three

teams. St. Lawrence and Clarkson
of the Tristate League and Har-
vard of the Ivy League have pull-
ed far ahead of the pack in the
battle to gain recognition from
the eastern selections committee.
Larries Have Fine Record
St. Lawrence, a tourney entrant
in 1952, has lost only one of its
13 games in the East. The Larries
have accomplished this fine rec-
ord against a rugged schedule and'
without the recent services of out-
standing veteran center Brian
McFarlane who is out of action
temporarily with a torn leg liga-
ment.
A first trip to the national
finals is the goal of St. Lawrence's

chief rivals. Clarkson, with an 11-
2 record, is looking ahead to its
return engagement with the Lar-
ries on March 2. A victory overI

(Minnesota

St. Lawrence who won the first 1 n
meeting would almost assure TaKes Big
Clarkson a playoff post. I
Only One Loss for Crimson Scoring Le
Meanwhile, Harvard, with ten
victories and nia i in 12 o'ames I

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Ten
ad

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hopes to impress the selectors fur-
ther in its next tilts with Boston
University, Princeton, Brown, and
Yale. The Crimson hold the only:
victory over St. Lawrence, but the
rest of their schedule, filled with
games with second-rate hockey
powers, may be a factor working
against their selection.

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The departure of Ohio State's'
Robin Freeman has enabled Dick
Garmaker of Minnesota to become
the new leader in the Big Ten
basketball scoring race.
Garmaker's 448 points in 18
games was enough to take the
lead, which is closely pursued by
Indiana's Don Schlundt with 435
points in 17 contests.
Freeman, forced to quit because
of illness and injuries, had 4091
in 13 games for a 31.4 average.
LATE SCORES
WIHL
Michigan Tech 10, North Dakota
3
NBA
Philadelphia 98, Rochester 96
College
Marquette 93, Bradley 83
Kansas 87, Oklahoma 75
NHL
New York 2, Boston 2

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Canada.
Morgan already had signed for
the 1955 season with the Redskins.
Modzelewski had not yet signed
but the club has an option on his
services for the next season.
Olson Wins #
CHICAGO (.T) - Middleweight
champion Carl (Bobo) Olson box-
ed masterfully and viciously to
win his 19th straight victory with
a unanimous 10-round decision
over Ralph Tiger Jones in a non-
title bout at the Chicago Stadium
last night.

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