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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1957

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32-31

Sigma Chi also Victorious
In Opening IM A' Playoffs

Wolverine Cagers Cast in Spoilers Role;
Lee Leads Scorers with 17.1 Average

By DAVE LYON
In a game heavily loaded with
melodrama, Sigha Phi Epsilon's
"A" basketball team got past first
round action in I-M social frater-
nity first place playoffs by edging
Phi Kappa Sigma, 32-31, last
night.
Tom Allen's two free throws with
1:40 gone in "first-two-points-
win-sudden-death" overtime eras-
ed Phi Kappa Sigma's 31-30 lead
and provided a fitting finish to a
game that was tied too many times
to be counted.
Lavercombe Leads Sig Ep
The evening's action saw a total
of seven games played in social
fraternity first, second and third
place playoffs.
Larry Lavercombe and Allen led
the Sig Ep scoring with 11 and 8
points. respectively. John Drozd
tallied 12 for the losers.
IM HOCKEY
In IM Hockey finals Sigma Phi
Epsilon defeated Allen-Rumsey
Rockets 4-3, in overtime, for the
first place title Monday night.
Other Scores:
Shysters 2, Fisheries 0 (sec-
ond place)
East Quad 3, Hornets 3 (third
place)
Dents 4, Law Club 3 (fourth
place)

Sigma Chi's "A" cagers also ad-
vanced past first round first place
playoff action by eliminating Sig-
ma Phi Epsilon, 58-49. Sigma Chi
expanded a 29-22 halftime lead to
43-32 at the end of the third quar-
ter and then coasted to victory.
Balanced scoring and backboard
control were deciding factors in
the Sigma Chi victory. Tom
Maentz, who netted 17 points, was
backed up by Joe McKoan and
Terry Barr, each with ten, and
John Wylie, with nine. Jack Zach-
ary led SAE with 19 points.
MacKay Tallies 13
In fraternity "A" second place
playoff encounters, Phi Gamma
Delta, Delta Tau Delta, and Alpha
Delta Phi advanccj by scoring vic-
tories.
Barry MacKay made a success-
ful transformation from tennis
court to basketball court, scoring
13 points in Phi Gan's 32-27 win
over Lambda Chi Alpha. 'Nelta Tau
Delta stopped Tau Delta Phi, 28-
9, and Alpha Delta Thi overcame
Delta Sigma Phi, 21-16.
In third place fraternity "A"
opening round playoff clashes,
Chi Phi ran away from Sigma Al-
pha Mu in the second half, win-
ning 52-36; and Kappa Sigma
eliminated Phi Sigma Delta, 28-21,
Acacia and Theta Delta Chi won
forfeits in scheduled fourth place
contests.

By JOHN HILLYER
They may not be in the Big Ten
race, but Bill Perigo's warriors of
the hardwoods are certainly very
much in the Big Ten.
This was revealed last Monday
night at Yost Field House when
they shocked Indiana, 87-86. And
it could prove true again next
Monday.
Spoilers Roll
That's when they take on Mi-
chigan State, a revenge-bound
team which could win its first
Conference cage crown. The Spar-

CY HOPKINS
. . unbeaten, sensational

TANKMEN AWAIT OSU:
Hanley, Hopkins Spark
Victory over Spartans

This Week in Sports
Friday, March 1
TRACK-Big Ten Meet-Columbus, Ohio
Saturday, March 2
WRESTLING-Minnesota-Yost Field House-3 p.m.
GYMNASTICS-Ohio State-Sports Building-8 p.m.
SWIMMING-Ohio State-Varsity Pool-2:30 p.m.
TRACK-Big Ten Meet-Columbus, Ohio
BASKETBALL-Iowa-Iowa City, Iowa

By CARL RISEMAN
Bring on OSU!
The Michigan natators are ea-
gerly awaiting Saturday's meet
'with the undefeated Buckeyes af-
ter having beaten a powerful Mi-
chigan State squad 58-47, Monday
night at East Lansing.
The victory marked the fifth
dual meet win for the undefeated
Wolverines.
Dick Hanley and Cy Hopkins,
Michigan's sensational sophomore
combination, accounted for 30 of
the Maize and Blue's points be-
tween them.
Hanley took firsts in the 220-
yd. freestyle, 100-yd. freestyle and
then came back to win the gruel-
ing 440-yd. freestyle; a rare feat
for a swimmer. Hanley set meet
records in the 100 and 220.
The unbeaten Hopkins, who has
set at least one record in every
meet he has participated in this
season, captured firsts in the 200-
yd. freestyle, 200-yd. butterfly, and

the 200-yd. breaststroke. Hop-
kins set pool and meet records in
each of these events,
Michigan swimming coach Gus
Stager pointed out that the team
showed its best form of the year.
"While we had the best individual
swimmers in the meet," Stager
commented, "Michigan State had
the greater depth. Only the top
notch performance of such swim-
mers as Pete Fries and Fritz Mey-
ers enabled us to beat them de-
cisively."
Pete Fries finished third behind'
Hanley and Michigan State's Cap-
tain Jim Clemens in the 220-yd.
freestyle. Fries swam an excel-
lent race keeping close to the
leaders until the finish.
Former M'
Grid Coach
Little Dies
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. OP) --
About 200 people attended funeral
services yesterday for George Ed-
kin Little, executive secretary of
the National Football Hall of
Fame.
Little coached at the University
of Michigan in 1924.
His team finished the season
with a 6-2 record. However, his
two losses will be remembered
longer than his winning record.
The two losses were to Illinois
and Red Grange, 39-14, and to
Iowa, 9-2.
The Illinois game was Grange's
greatest day and the basis for
Grantland Rice's "I Saw a Ghost"
story. The Iowa loss was the last
time the Wolverines were de-
feated by the Hawkeyes.

tans and Hoosiers are currently
knotted in the first spot.
The Wolverines already hold a
win over MSU, that also a one-
pointer, but gained without the
advantage of the home floor which
will be Michigan's on Monday
But a lot can happen before
then, for the $oosiers will be the
guests of Michigan State on Sat-
urday night, and it should pro-
vide more of a clue as to the sig-
nificance of the game on Monday.
Added Satisfaction
Also on Saturday the Wolver-
ines try to end their road game
jinx against Iowa at Iowa City.
If Michigan State wins, it would
mean that the Maize and Blue
could have the satisfaction, at best,
of knocking the Spartans into a
first-place tie on Monday.
But if"State loses, a Michigan
victory on Monday would utterly
crush the Lansing five's hopes for
even so much as a share of the
title.
Pete Tillotson's free throw pro-
vided the margin of victory against
the Hoosiers after their great pivot
man, 6'8" Archie Dees, had put
Cards, Giants
Trade TWO
The St. Louis Cardinals, starved
for effective righthanded relief
pitchers, y e s t e r d a y obtained
knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm from
the New York Giants and gave up
Carroll 'Whitey' Lockman in a
straight player transaction.
The trade also may have ended
the Giants' desperate search for
help at first base, a position Lock-
man played in the Polo Ground-
ers' pennant-winning seasons of
1951 and 1954.
After completing the deal in a
telephone conversation with Gi-
ants' Vice President Chub Fee-
ney in Phoenix, Ariz., St. Louis
General- Manager Frank Lane
said:
"We think this will help us so-
lidify our pitching staff. Wilhelm
has been a fine relief pitcher for
several seasons and s h o u 1 d
strengthen us.

ness to complete in Iowa City."
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them back into the running in the
late minutes.
Burton Leads 'M'
M. C. Burton's 21 points led the
Michigan attack, but George Lee,
Swim Tickets
Tickets for Saturday's swim-
ming meet with Ohio State will
go on sale 12:30 p.m. Saturday
at the Varsity Pool. Prices will
be 60c for students and athletic
card holders, and $1.10 for the
general public.
who netted 17, is still the Blue's
most consistent point-maker. He
now has 310 in 20 appearances for
a 15.5 average.
Captain Ron Kramer, who left
the contest on fouls, still picked
up 16 for the night to keep his
14.1 average.

CHALMERS ELLIOTT
confers, house-hunts
Soreheads
Quote taken from the edi-
torial page of Monday's edition
of The Michigan State News:
"The U of M doesn't have
any jinx on our hockey team -
they just play better hockey in
the U of M's part of Canada
than they do in ours."

No time to

"Horse around"

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ENSIAN FINAL
PRICE RISE
FRIDAY
Campus sales
Wed., Thurs. and Fri.
" Diag
u Engine Arch
"~ Student Publications Bldg.

Elliott Here.
To Confer
With Staff
Chalmers "Bump" Elliott was in
Ann Arbor yesterday.
Michigan's new backfield coach
flew in from Iowa City to talk
football with Bennie Oosterbaan
and the staff.
The former Wolverine star had
a double purpose for his visit. "I'll
only be in town for a couple days
Put I hope to squeeze in a few
hours of house hunting between
conferences," he stated.
Elliott did not comment on the
nature of these conferences.
When asked when he'll be able
to settle permanently in Ann Ar-
bor, Eliott replied, "I'm not sure
yet. I have some unfinished 'busi-

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Victories over Navy Pier, Northwestern
Boost Gymnastics Squad's Title Chances

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By AL JONESj
The Michigan gymnastics team
is back on the winning side of the
ledger.
Last week the Wolverines were
looking back on three losses in the
past fotur meets, but following Fri-
day and Saturday's action at Navy
Pier and Northwestern, coach
Newt Loken's boys are now riding
the crest of a two-meet victory
streak.
Decisive Wins
Friday night they overwhelned
Illinois of Navy Pier, 73-38, and
the next afternoon they downed
the Wildcats, 63-42. Although
neither of these teams are among
the top-notch gymnastics units of
the midwest, the victories gave
Michigan revenge for two close
defeats by Iowa and Michigan
State the preceding weekend.

This puts the Wolverines at
much better than a .500 average,
having won five and lost three,
and sends them toward their final
opponent, Ohio State here Satur-
day, with an air of victory.
Loken gave all of his performers,
praise, but especially commented
on the work of the high bar and
parallel bar men. Of course, Ed
Gagnier is the top man in both of
these events, however, the other
Wolverines performed so well that
Gagnier, reigning Big Ten champ
in the parallel bars, placed second
to teammate Jim Hayslett in that
event on Friday.
Tumbling Change
Gagnier also won the free exer-
cise and side horse both nights,

and added a first in the tumbling
on Friday.
The Wolverine coach commented
on the fact that at both of theI
meets the tumbling event was run
in a new fashion. Rather than
have each of the contestants go
through his four routines separate-
ly, and have the judges pout
scores on each of them before the
next one competes, each competi-
tor went throagh one series, then
waited for the other five to com-
plete their first series before going
on to the next round.

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SPORT SHORTS:
Heiss Leads Skaters

Defending champion Carol
Heiss of the United States sailed
to a solid lead yesterday in the
first women's singles event of the
World Figure Skating Champion-
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The w i n s o m e, 17-year-old
blonde from Ozone Park, N.Y.,
was near perfect in cutting four
compulsory figures on the ice
with her gliding blades.
Tarheels Win
In key college basketball games
last night highly rated North
Carolina topped Wake Forest,
69-64 and South Carolina edged
The Citadel, 98-96.
MVC Investigates
ST. LOUIS-The Missouri Val-
ley Conference disclosed yesterday
it is investigating rumors of
gambling interests tampering
with its basketball officials.
Artie Eilers, the conference
commissioner, announced one of-
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