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VO SUAY, MARCH 8, 1956



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Delta Upsilon, Law Club
Also Triumph in Cage Tilts
By CARL RISEMAN Theta Chi 45-33 in the 3rd place
The Sigma Chi 'B' basketball playoffs.
team defeated the Sigma Alpha DU's Triumph
Epsilon 'B' squad, 27-22 last night, The Delta Upsilon-Theta Chi
in the semi-finals of the first place game was close until the final sec-
playoffs. onds of the first half when Nels
The Sigma Chi team will face Sherbourne made two baskets in
Phi Delta Theta in the finals next a row, to enable the DU squad to
week.. The same two teams hold an 18-14 half time lead.
clashed in the finals last year, Inspired by Sherbourne's scor-
with Sigma Chi taking the cham- ing spurt, Delta Upsilon pulled
pionship. away from Theta Chi in the second
Fouls Decide half. Don Mick and Bob Plaskett
The score was close throughout tossed in 12 points each for Delta
the game with the difference be- Upsilo nwhile Jim Beck dominated
ing decided on the foul line. The Theta Chi's scoring with 16 points.
Sigma Chi team netted 15 points Phi Kappa Psi and Sigma Phi
on free throws. Joe McKoan paced were tied 11-11 at half time. But
the victors with 11 points, while the Phi Kappa Psi squad, pacedTy
Mike Rotunno and Dave Rentsch- Ed Diethrich's eight points, man-
ler each got nine points for SAE. aged to eke out a narrow two
In the semi-finals 'of . the 2nd point victory, 29-27.
place playoffs, the Phi Gamma In the semi-final round of the
,Delta 'B' squad rolled to an easy fraternity fourth place playoffs
33-20 victory over Sigma Alpha Delta Theta Phi eked out a 32-30
Mu. Leading 17-1 at half time, victory over Psi Omega. Mike
Phi Gamma Delta staved off a Kelly sank two free1 throws in the
Sammie rally to gain the victory. last 15 seconds to clinch the, game
In the semi-final round of the for Delta Theta Phi. Phi Rho
Professional fraternity 'B' basket- Sigma defeated Alpha Rho Chi
ball third place playoffs, the Law 13-12, in the other fourth place
Club defeated Alpha Omega 39-24. playoff game.
In other semi-final rounds of In a fifth place pro fraternity'
social fraternity 'B' basketball game Alpha Kappa Psi defeated
'F games, Delta Upsilon defeated Phi Delta Chi 27-11.
Basketball Hopes Rise
'As Frosh Caers Star
s K O BS fT

Michigan Tech Pucksters Arrive Today

Michigan Tech's hockey team is
scheduled to arrive by plane today,
a day early, for this weekend's
slam-bang finish with Michigan in
the WIHL race.
After arriving at Willow Run
at 3 p.m., the squad will travel to
the Michigan Union, where they
will stay until Wednesday of next
Leave for Colorado
Both Michigan and Tech will fly
from here on Wedlnesday for Colo-
rado Springs and the NCAA finals
which will begin a week from to-
Interest in Ann Arbor is heading
for an all-time high in enthusiasm.
Much of the feverish excitement
of the series at Houghton last
weekend has rubbed off here. home
students are reported even to be
planning to camp out overnight
in order to be assured of tickets
General admission tickets will
go on sale for both of the week-
end's championship contest, at 8:30
a.m. tomorrow at the Athletic Ad-
ministration Building.
All reserved tickets have been.
sold out.

Police will be on hand to prevent
"scalping"-the resale of tickets
for more than the established
price. There will be no standing
room tickets sold.
First Championship
Both teams are up for the big
series, which will determine the,
WIHL's winner this year. Michigan
will be gunning for a sweep over
the Huskies, which would mean
the first undisputed League title
for the Wolverines since the Lea-
gue's beginning in 1952.
Tech has to win only one game
to assure itself of the champion-
ship. Both teams could end up in
the final standings with the same
number of points, but Tech is, at
present, one game ahead in the
"win column."
Wolverine captain Bill MacFar-
land has recovered after treatment
for a minor infection on his back.
The high-scoring senior, who will
be making his final home appear-
ance against Tech, got out of the
infirmary yesterday and is ex-
pected to be in top shape for this

(All Games)
Goals Assists Pts
John Andrews, Colo. Col. 27 25 52
Bill Reichert, N. Dak. .... 28 23 51
Jack McManus, Mich. Tech. 28 22 50
Pete Aubry, Mich. Tech... 23 20 43
BILL MacFARLAND, Mich. 18 25 43
Tom Kennedy, Mich. Tech 13 27 40
Jim Ridley, N. Dak....... 20 20 40
Ken Yackel, Minn. ....... 19 20 39
Cliff Wylie, Mich. Tech. .. 13 25 38
Goals Assists Pts
Bill MacFarland........:.18 25 43
Tom Itendal ............. 20 13 33
Ed Switzer...............16 12 28
Dick'Dunnigan........... 9 18 27
Neil McDonald............ 7 14 21
Don McIntosh............. 4 17 21
Wally Maxwell............ 7 4 11
Neil Buchanan (D)........ 2 5 7
Bob Schiller (D).......... 2 4 6
Bernie Hanna (D),.......1 4 5
Dot Pitts (D).............. 2 3 5
Jay Goold................2 0 2
Jerry Karpinka........... 1 1 2
Mike Buchanan (D)...... 0 1 1
Lorne Howes,(D).......... 0 1 1
Ganes Goals Ave Saves Shut-
Against outs
Lorne owes .. 20 41 2.1 592 1

JAY GOOLD, Michigan hockey forward, shows jubilance in the
Coliseum after scoring one of his 13 goals during last season's play.
By LYNN TOWLE Bill MacFarland.
Every team has a comedian. MacFarland, who has played
The Michigan hockey team is no along with Goold for three years,
excetion. Dueht his atis Jay noticed that injuries never slowed
exception. Due to his antics Jay him down and he has had his
Goold has been tagged with vari- share of those.
s nicknames, and is considered In the first hockey game he
by his teammates to be one of played as a sophomore, Goold
the Wolverines most colorful play- broke his kneecap in four places
Goold also rates as one of I'_chi- and missed half the season.
ga's bes skates is eclir Clutch Play
gan's best skaters. His peculiar Probably his best clutch play
manner of skating has gained him occurred last March in the NCAA
the nicknames, "Bep" and "Slink- Playoffs in Colorado. Michigan
e. ,had eliminated Harvard with a
Team Jester decisive 7-3 victory in the semi-
Both Coach Vic Heyliger and the finals. Colorado College had
hockey team refer to Goold as the emerged the other victor in the
"team jester." They agree that he first set. Now only Colorado Col-I
has a lot to do with the spirit of lege stood between Michigan and
the team. "When the. team is the championship,
down, Goold succeeds in bringing For the first two periods Michi-
them up." gan was leading by a slim 2-1
One quirk that Goold adheres margin. In the final period at 6:18
to is taking a hockey stick with a Goold made a solo dash up the ice
much lower "lie" than any of the to drive the puck past Colorado
other men use and cutting four goalie Jeff Simus, which made the
inches off the top and then using score 3-1 and took some of the
it. "Everyone wonders how he can pressure off, the Wolverines as they
possibly use it," comments Captain surged on to triumph.
Places 12 Men in Finals

... cage captain

Junior center Ron Kramer was
elected yesterday to the captaincy
of next year's Michigan basketball
The 6'3" East Detroit star scored
448 points over the past season, an
individual all-time Michigan high.
His 20.3 per game average makes
him the first Wolverine in history
to top the 20 mark.

M' Grap piers Star in Big Ten Finals

It sounds like the same old story,
but Michigan's basketball team
should be better next year.
Granted this optimistic view has
been expounded before, and things
never seemed to work out. Granted
also that the predictions were us-
ually made on future talent from
the freshman basketball team, and
then the talent never came up to
Again this year however the
freshmen players have undergone
some sharp scrutiny from the eager
beavers who want to learn what
they can about what to expect
down at Yost Fieldhouse in the
winter of '56-57.
Top Forwards
Here's what the hopeful prophets
have been seeing to get excited
about. Headlined are two of the
best forwards that freshman coach
Dave Strack has seen- in a long
time at Michigan.'
George Lee and M. C. Burton
have been causing a lot of dis-
cussion among the Wolverine bas-

ketball fans ever since they led
the freshmen to a 70-61 victory
over the varsity in the annual,
scrimmage just before Christmas.
"Lee is a hard driver with ex-
cellent speed," reports Strack,
"while Burton is the better out-
court shot. They balance each
other in these respects and both
are great rebounders."
"Another thing in their favor
is both -have a griat enthusiasm
for the game. However, neither is
very tall," added Strack. Lee
stands 6'3" and Burton is 6'5".
Prahst Improved
A player who has improved since
the early winter scrimmage, and
who Strack figures to be close to
Burton and Lee in talent is Gary
Prahst, a 6'4" forward. He has
rounded out the freshman fiont
line this year at center, and has
been an especially strong reboundI-
Prahst is also a football player
of excellent quality, and therefore
will not be able to start basketball
until late in pre-season practice.

Williams House qualified 12 men
last night in the I-M swimming.
preliminaries to take a command-
ing lead in the Residence Halls
swim meet.
The finals will be held next
week during the I-M Open House.

Warriors Clinch NBA Divisional Title

By The Associated Press
The Philadelphia warriors, led
by Neil Johnston with 34,points
and Paul Arizin with 23, won the
National Basketball Assn.'s east-
ern division championship -Wed-
nesday night by defeating the
New York Knickerbockers 108-87.
The Warriors clinched the east-
ern division title while winning
their 43rd game against 24 losses,
with only 5 games remaining.
Johnston, Arizin and Tom Gola
were the key men as Philadelphia
exploded for 38 points in the final
quarter to pull away from the
Knicks, who trailed only 70-67
after thiee periods.
The loss was a bitter one for
New York, battling for third place
and playoff 'spot with Syracuse.
The Knicks are in last place in
the eastern division with a 32-36
* * *
Eight racing greyhounds ban-

ished frustration Tuesday night.
They caught up with the mechani-
cal rabbit.
Five thousand fans at the West
Flagler Kennel Club here roared
with laughter when the motor
failed on the little cloth bunny
that races around the track just
ahead of the greyhounds.
Eight greyhounds leaped glee-
fully upon the bunny and tore it
to bits.
The fans got their money back.
* * *
St. Petersburg
Mickey McDermott, who has
been with the New York Yankees
only a month, was named Wednes-
day as opening day hurler on the
"Citrus Circuit." Casey Stengel,
manager of the American League
champions, selected the left hand-
er to face the St. Louis Cardinals
McDermott, who was obtained
from Washington in a trade Feb.

7, will work the first three innings
and be followed by a pair of
rookies, lefthander Rip Coleman
and Ralph Terry,
Bob Turley will hurl against the
-Cardinals here Sunday and Whitey
Ford will face the Chicago White
Sok here Monday. Johnny Kucks
and Tom Sturdivant will succeed
Turley and the other two pitchers
against Chicago will be rookie
George Maier and veteran Gerry
* * *
New York
The National Broadcasting Co.
Wednesday was awarded the na-
tional television rights for college
football in 1956 at a meeting of
the television committee of the
NCAA. The schedule of national
games is expected to be announced

Although none of last night's
efforts will go toward the final
standings in the meet, Williams
must be-ruled the favorite since
they placed twice as many men1
in the finals as did runner up
In third place was Reeves with
5, followed by Chicago with four,
Taylor, VanTyne and Gomberg
with three each, Allen-Rumsey and
Anderson with two apiece and
Cooley, one.
Double Winner
The big gun for Williams House
was Bob Denison, who swam to
victories in both the 100-yard free
style and 50 yard free style, in ad-
dition to swimming the anchor
leg on the winning 200-yard free
style relay team.
Denison was the only double
winner of the evening. Two other
swimmers, Bert Getz of Reeves
and Kazer Pearce of Anderson,
narrowly missed this honor, how-
ever, garnering one first and one
After taking second place in-,the
50-yard backstroke, Getz came
back to win the 50-yard breast
stroke. Pearce won the 200-yard
free style and came in second to
Denison in the 100 yard free style.
The only other individual win-
ner was Reeves' Chuck Pickett,
who' captured the 50 yard back-

NCAA Cag e
Set to Open
By The Associated Press
When the University of San
Francisco, which has won 51
straight basketball games since
the early part of the 1954-55
season, takes its perfect record
into the National Collegiate Ath-
letic Assn. tournament, the rec-
ords will show the defending cham-
pion Dons have beaten only three
other teams that qualified for the
playoff. Most of their 25 victories
this season have been at the ex-
penset of lesser opponents.
The 25-team playoff starts next
Of the 24 teams already quali-
fied for the tournament, two
haven't been tested in the kind of
big time competition they'll en-
counter, some others have played
so infrequently outside their own
leagues that there's no real line on
them and some haven't been able
to win from the tournament teams
they have met.
A few teams have faced their
sectional NCAA rivals with greater
frequency but the results still
leave a lot of uncertainty- as to
Nick Wiese and Wayne War-
ren were elected as Michigan's
co-captains for next years gym-
nastic team. Ed Gagnier was
voted most valuable player of
the year.
how they'll fare. Oklahoma City,
for instance, has played six games
against three western NCAA en-
tries to compile a 2-4 record. But
it hasn't faced its first round op-
ponent, Memphis State.
San Francisco beat NCAA en-
trants DePaul and Holy Cross in
December tournaments and also
knocked off UCLA, its first tour-
nament opponent. The only other
NCAA entrants with comparable
records against other tournament
teams are Temple, Utah and Iowa.
Temple beat Kentucky and Man-
hattan this season; Utah downed
Idaho State and Oklahoma City
and Iowa took a decision from
Southern Methodist.

(This is the last of two articles re-
viewing Michigan's Big Ten Wrestling
win. Tuesday's article dealt with the
breaks, good and bad, which brought
the championship 'to the Wolverines.)
From Michigan's point of view
there were many exciting and
crucial matches during the two-
day Western Conference Wrestling
Tournament at Evanston last
Best Matches
But, unquestionably, the two
outstanding matches of the meet
were the 157 pound battle between
Mike Rodriguez and Larry TenPas;
respective captains of the Wolv-
erines and the Illini, and Jack
Marchello's duel with Gary Kurd-
elmeier of the Hawkeyes at 177.
The Rodriguez-TenPas match
was more than a battle for the
Big Ten championship. It was a
matter of personal pride and a
grudge match which dates back
to the 1955 season.
In the Illinois-Michigan dual
meet of that year, the two stars
met in the 167 pound match, Ten-
Pas winning a close 9-7 decision.
At the conference champion-
ships Rodriguez moved down to
the 157 pound class and so the

expected battle failed to come off;
but a sharp exchange of words in
the locker room, after the Maize
and Blue had been awarded the
cup, led to bitter feelings that
were not soon forgotten.
And so when it was learned that
TenPas planned to move down to
All-campus tournaments are
about ready to start in: table-
tennis, bowling,, indoor tennis,
badminton, codeball, diving,
fencing, gymnastics, and rifle
shooting. Entries must be com-
pleted by Saturday of this week.
Call NOrmandy 3-4181.
--Earl Riskey
157 at the conference meet for the
express purpose of meeting Rod-
riguez, interest soared throughout
wrestling circles.
And the match was all it was
expected to be and more.
In the first period action was
fast and furious and at the horn
TenPas led by an unusually large
6-5 score.
Tied Score
Rodriguez escaped after half a
minute of the second stanza to
knot the score at 6-6 and '1


from then on the action was
almost phenomenal. Both duelists
grappled to the mat and repeated-
ly gained successive "reversals"
and near falls on one another.
The referee discontinued award-
ing points as he vainly sought to
discover whether a fall had been
gained. Suddenly at 4:36, with
Rodriguez holding his opponents
shoulders to the mat, the referee
slammed down his fist indicating
the end of the match.
Marchello's tussle with KUrdel-
meier, though slower, was nearly
as exciting. No one gave the
Wolverine a chance. All thought,
Iowa had the title sewed up.
But Marchello fought the battle
of his career. After a scoreless
initial period, the Wolverine be-
gan the second stanza on the bot-
tom but escaped after about ten
seconds to gain a 1-0 lead.
Then, in the decisive final
period, he hung on top, often by
little less than will-power until
with 20 second left, Kurdelmeier
reversed. Not yet finished, Mar-
chello gained a re-reversal with but
10 seconds remaining to gain a
victory and give to Michigan an-
other well-deserved championship.

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