THE MICHIGAN DAILY
THE MICHIGAN DAILY WEDNESDAY. DEC
Denver Sextet Rallies
NOTES IN THE MARGIN
. . . by alan eisenberg
Daily Associate Sports Editor
(Continued from Page 1)
* Sauter-Finegan Orchestra, Jan. 9
0 Pianist Don Shirley, Feb. 11
4 Dave Brubeck Quartet;March 14
Attend all three of these outstanding jazz concerts
in the beautiful Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle
ORDER TICKETS NOW
Prices for the entire series:
$3, $4, $5, $7 and $9
Call or write: Concert Ticket Office
Toledo Museum of Art
2445 Monroe Street, Toledo, Ohio
Read Daily Classifieds
ly rough fashion with a good deal
of sloppy play on both sides. Den-
ver was first to register at 7:42,
when center Bill Nixon got in be-
hind the Michigan defense and
skated the length of the ice to
beat "M" goalie Lorne Howes.
The Wolverines were then able
to forge back on the first of Max-
well's scores. After being smacked
hard into the boards, the sturdy
wing picked up a free puck to the
left of the Pioneers' cage and
slapped it by Broadbelt at 18:24.
Two sudden goals a minute-and-
one-half apart late in the second
period seemed to put the game
safely out of reach.
One of the evening's few "really
successfull" pass plays saw Cap-
tain Bill MacFarland take the
puck in his own zone and start a
four-man power play. Just as the
rush started to stall, MacFarland
flipped the disc to Maxwell, who
was racing in from the right.
The timing was perfect. Max-
well shot at the open corner of
the cage as he passed it, and
Michigan led; 2-1. Switzer then
scored a "quick one" right after a
face off soon after.
Play slowed in the final period,
as Michigan seemed content to try
to hold off the Denver attack. A
hard 25-foot screen shot by high-
scorer Joe Kilbey at 18:01 set the
stage for the dramatic game-
notching goal by Smith at 19:11.
GOAL FOR THE BLUE-Michigan right-winger Wally Maxwell is shown at the far left after having
blasted home the Wolverines' second goal of last night's 3-3 tie with Denver. Pioneer 'goalie Dave
Broadbelt looks hopelessly at the netted puck.
I-M Rifle Title
By the narrow margin of one
point, Hayden House won the In-
tramural Rifle championship last
night at the ROTC Rifle Range.
The five riflemen of Hayden
posted a score of 480 out of a pos-
sible 500. Hinsdale, one point be-
hind, took second place with a
score of 479. Gomberg and Kelsey
tied for third place honors with
Gary Boe and John Woodruff,
both of Hayden; tied for individual
honors with a perfect score of 100.
Dick Hinson of Michigan narrowly
missed a perfect evening, posting
A total of seven teams competed
in the tournament. Following be-
hind the top four were Cooley,
Michigan, and Reeves.
Vacation is now
Time to wish
and Happy New Year!
3 FOR 8.85
" q"' Y: v
with 2x2 collar and cuffs.
Fine detailed work in the
box pleat back, French center,
full cut. Spread collar
with French cuffs or
fused collar with barrel
cuffs. You can't beat them
SStanding at Crossroads
By PHIL DOUGLIS
Daily Sports Editor
Michigan hockey stands at the
The killing strain of three big
two point fames in five evenings
had told, and last night's dissap-
pointing 3-3 standoff with Denver
may be the handwriting on the
wall. Coupled with Saturday
night's 4-2 loss at North Dakota,
Michigan hockey is once again off
to a rocky league start.
Make or Break
Tonight may make or break
the Wolverines. A win would boost
their league ttal up to five-with
only three -against them. A loss
would turn- this record exactly
Take no credit away from Den-
ver. The Pioneers showed the large
weekday crowd which crowded the
Coliseum last night, that 'it is a
power to be reckoned with.
The Wolverines, however, were
reputed to be even better-but
blowing a two-goal lead in the last
two minutes really hurt. It might
prove at Michigan is a tired
hockey lub, and lacks game ex-
perience as a unit.
Tonight's finale with Denver is
even more significant due to sev-
eral other factors. Denver is rated
by most observers as the top team
in the league this year along with
the Maize' and Blue. Somebody
must stop them if the Wolverines
are to march on to a champion-
ship. The logical team to do this
is Michigan itself-which must do
it tonight-or else.
This is also the last in a series
of four games for Michigan-a
team which is now due for a three
week rest. If the Wolverines can
scrape through tonight, three
weeks of relaxing and practice
may do wonders for this team.
However, if Michigan should lose,
the road will be a lot harder.
Knowing the ability and the
spirit that this team possesses, we
can be sure of one thing. This
Michigan team will shoot the
works tonight with everything it
has. Tired or not-it will bounce
back. But Denver certainly has the,
firepower to meet this challenge.
Joe Kilbey and company proved
.this last night.
In the subdued atmosphere of
the Michigan dressing room after
last night's game, coach Vic Hey-
liger muttered "Tomorrow in an-I
other night. We were off tonight.
We'll get it back tomorrow night."
Heyliger's wizardry has prevailed
before Tonight it goes on display
FIRST PERIOD: Goals: 1-Denver-
Nixon (unassisted) 7:42; 1-Michi-
gan-Maxwell (Dunnigan) 18:25.
Penalties: Denver-Zemrau (illegal
checking) 0:28; Hudson (holding)
5:11; Zemrau (illegal checking)
6:51; Kilbey (tripping) 14:27; Mich-
igan-McDonald (tripping) 2:09; N.
Buchanan (charging) 10:07.
SECOND PERIOD: Goals: 2-Mich-.
igan-Maxwell (MacFarland) 17:03;
3- Michigan - Switzer (MacFar-
Penalties: Michigan-N. Buchanan
(unnecessary roughness) 3:19;
Switzer (cross-checking) 18:48;
Hanna (tripping) 19:24; Denver-
Kilbey (unnecessary roughness)
3:19; Sharp (handling puck) 12:34;
Zemrau (cross-checking) 15:47;
Smith (board checking) 18:00.
THIRD PERIOD: Goals: 2-Denver-
Kilbey (Zemrau) 15:01; 3-Denver
Smith (Kilbey) 19:11.
Penalties: Michigan - racFarland
(tripping) 3:27; MacFarland (board
checking) 9 : 2 3 ; MacFarland
(charging) 13:16; Schiller (board
checking) 17:47; M. Buchanan
(misconduct) 19:11; Denver-Kil-
bey (tripping) 1:18; Off (body
checking) 6:27; Kilbey (interfer-
OVERTIME PERIOD: (10-minute-
sudden death) Penalties: Denver-
Smith (hooking) 9:48.
NEW YORK OP)-Bob Friend of
Pittsburgh, Don Newcombe of
Brooklyn and Philadelphia's Robin
Roberts shared National League
pitching honors last season, the
official averages showed Tuesday.
Friend became the first pitcher
ever to win the league's earned
run title for a last-place club
when he posted a 2.84 mark. He
allowed 63 earned runs in 200
Newcombe wound up with the
circuit's best winning percentage,'
winning 20 games and losing only
Roberts Top Winner
Roberts, the Phillies' durable
righthander, won the most games,
23. He also made the most starts,
38, pitched the most innings, 305,
pitched the most complete games,
26 and faced the most batsmen,
The Philadelphia ace also allot-,
ed 41 home runs to set a major
league record while yielding the
most hits, 292 and the most runs,
TIE trees have been bought . . . decorations already glitter in
windows . . gifts have been wrapped and lie hidden in closets ...
newspaper ads lure the lazy shopper . .. it's another Christmas . ..
a time of happiness ... and how many are happy?
Preparations are being made ... people receive invitations .. .
liquor has been purchased so you can pour in the new year . .
shouts of joy will fill the air when 1956 enters . . . and how many
To the Future .. .
THE LITTLE boy in diaper pants will be toasted .. . why? Because
he is new and young and healthy and because he represents the
future ... because there is hope in believing in the future. Hispreder
cessor Was no different than all the ones before him; the cards weren't
shuffled and too many times they were dealt from the bottom of the
deck. It was almost always a blank hand. There were a lot of
losers, many sought the key and the door . . . a.few let it slip through
their fingers . .. all found nothing.
Holiday time again ... twelve more cards to erase . . . and the
stupid belief that "this time it will be better" as your only weapon .. .
Christmas time: symbol of happiness and scene of so much sor-
row. Families join and exchange presents, little boys get that special
wish fulfilled and are even allowed to steal into the candy dish before
dinner, lovers come together in a long-awaited embrace. But because
it is a time of pleasure do not the tears of one outweigh all the peals
of laughter? How many sit in lonely bars, how many walk the streets
alone . . . slowly ... because nobody is waiting?
The Loneliest Word .. .
NEW YEAR'S EVE: a night o revelry, a time of celebration. The
nightclubs and theatres-with jacked-up prices-will be packed,
and at all the house parties the television set will be tuned into
catch the noise of Times Square. But many will sit home by them-
selves or buy a single movie ticket. One - just about ,the most
terrible word in our language.
It is to those that will know loneliness in the next two weeks, and
it is to those'that have had a bad shake of the dice in 1955 that I
dedicate this column. And so, to the losers, the guys and girls who
found the going rough in 1955, I wish a Merry Christmas, a Happy
New Year ... and a couple of breaks in '56.
In the fragile world of sports, in this wonderland of unrealities
where grown men play at games made for children, there is much
heartache and much sorrow. They play for keeps in this world of
make believe - and a lot of people ta'ke it on the chin.
I wonder how Bennie Oosterbaan thinks the year 1955 treated
him? I would be curious to know what his thoughts are on January
2nd, when he will watch Michigan
State battle UCLA. As far as I'm..................
concerned Oosterbaan is entitled
to a few sad thoughts .. . he had
an awfully bad year.
Many Hardships 2
IT IS ALMOST terrifying when
you think of what travails a ma-
jor football coach must go through
for nine successive weeks. To
have millions judge your work>ll
every Saturday . . . and ask for
your job if you lose.
Everybody picked Michigan this
year; the Wolverines were going
to roll to an undefeated season,
the Big Ten championship and a
trip to Pasadena. Only Michigan
didn't perform as expected. They
came close - but that only counts
If you're Bennie Oosterbaan you BEN OOSTERBAAN
know you can't win all the time.
But it's now five years since you had a winner - and you wanted
it badly this season.
And if you're Bennie Oosterbaan you will have already started
thinking about next season. You'll make plans, change a few things
around. . . and hope ... for that's all you can really do.
All the other losers will hope, too. Maybe you will get a few
breaks in the year that is soon to begin. To the obscure, to the third-
stringers, to the lonely, to all those who found little good fortune, I
toast them, and hope that they find the key to some joy in 1955.
You can't ask for more than a little, and a little might make the
"DIME TO RETIRE"
CLEVER CARTOON tops his"Shane"and"Battle Cry"
triumphs in the very unusual
WORLD IN ACTION DEWS Ystory of a very unusual guy.>
Read and Use Daily Classifieds
I ii .
"It's Christmas Time at Collins"
A FORMAL INVITATION
TO ALL MEN
OF ANN ARBOR AND VICINITY
You Are Cordially Invited To Shop at Collins,
Evening,,From Seven Until The Store Closes.
Hostesses will help you with your selections.
Gift wrapping in special Col
We suggest that you shop with a list of her sizes.
#41 rt "