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TuesdayE .lanuary i 3, 197Q



TuesayJanury 3, 970THE ICHGAN AIL

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Florida State cagers handed KIRK ON BRIDG
two year suspension by NCAA Luck m
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. IP') - Re- round-trip air transportation to speechmaking, clinics, basketbal] By LEE KIRK
cruiting practices aimed at mak- three prospective athletes. camps or radio-television appear- Daily Bridge Editor
ing Florida State University's The athletes were flown to the ances. Whether chess requires m o r e
powerhouse basketball team even organization's headquarters 1 a s t The university's action against skill than bridge of vice-versa is
more potent have brought a two- May, the NCAA said, "and lavish- Durham was considered before one of the great unresolved, if un-
year extension of the school's pro- ly entertained" in the presence of the NCAA probation was ordered faced, debates of our times.
bationary status by the National FSU Head Coach Hugh Durham the council said. I am perhaps not eminently qual-
Collegiate Athletic Association. and one of his aides. FSU President Stanley Mar- ified to offer an in-depth analysis
.The NCAA slapped Florida State Florida State last Thursday shall issued a statement in Tal- of this question. Although my
with the extension Sunday, ban- reprimanded Durham and placed lahassee saying no further action bridge judgment is questioned by
ning it from postseason tourna- him on probation for an iridef- was planned against Durham by some, my chess ability is ques-
ments through the 1970-71 season finite period, ordering him to re- the university. tioned by no one - I have none
In handing out the probation, strict his activities to coaching "We are eager that our stu- whatsoever.
the NCAA Council said in Wash- only. The ban prohibits any re- dents, faculty, alumni and friends Those who favor bridge argue
ington a business organization in rio--m indeed, all the people of Flor- that it takes not only a terrific tal-
.E crentiforacommunicationutobbid a
* which "a representative of the ida - know that our purpose is ent far cmmunication to bid a
university's athletic interest has Durham, and bars him from en- to establish and maintain exem-
considerable holdings," provided gaging in such practices s plary standad mIn ourathletic
program, Marshall said. NHL Standings
"Because it is important that, H
the circumstances in this matter East Division
ND Sbe clear to all," Marshall said, "I wV L T Pt GF GA
plan to elaborate on them this New York 22 8 9 53 129 92
i week." Montreal 2 9 10 50 134 96


akes bridge game great - sometime

hand and great technical skill to'
play one, but also a Sherlock
Holmes-type mind to piece togeth-
er clues obtained from bidding and,
card play to conjur up a mental
picture of the unseen hands.
Chess advocates find their game
to be closely akin to a pure sci-
ence. Each side starts with equal,
strength and the man that best
uses his pieces will win, for there
is virtually no luck involved in
The same cannot be said of
bridge, for these is luck involved
in every hand from beginning to
end. It has been observed, how-
ever, that stupidity favors the un-
lucky, or more simply said, t h a t
good luck follows good players.
I leave it to the reader to either
objectively or subjectively render!
final judgment on thistargument,
although I ,will admit that I feel
that luck, in whatever form it
might appear, does add an excit-
ing, and sometimes dismal, variety
to bridge.

summer when one of the bleakest
runs of sheer misery I've ever en-
countered at the card table hit.
On the very first hand I went
down one on an icy looking two
spades contract that had been
rashly doubled when trumps split
Little irritants like that contin-
4-10 8 6 5 2
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Y-9 8 7 4
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'-10 6 5 2
.e.-8 5 3 2

ued to plague us, but this hand
was the real topper.
We were sitting East-West
against opponents who had never
played together before, a fact,
we were soon to discover.
After South's opening two heart
bid, my partner and I searched
their convention card in hope of
finding some explanation of the
bid, but there was none.
So my partner, sitting W e s t,
exercised his rights at duplicate
and asked North how she inter-
preted her partner's bid.
She became quite pensive and
finally admitted that she didn't
know exactly, but she would bid
two no-trump whether it was
strong or weak.
To my way of thinking, a
strong two-heart opening is used
only by neanderthals and Charles
Goren, but it soon became appar-
ent that South held a real block-
He blitzed into Blackwood with-
out pausing to catch his breath.
Why he asked for Kings after
finding out his side was missing
an ace may never be known, b u t
there are many things about this
hand that I will never understand.
After the five no-trump bid,

North bid six clubs - she sa
that she had no kings althoug
she had one. Doubtless her mi
take was an honest one. Perha
she was growing fearful that h-
partner was pushing the contr2
into the nether regions, or pe
haps she felt her hand to be utte
ly worthless opposite the pot
gold advertised by her partne
but she bid six clubs and th
meekly admitted that she h
made a mistake after her partE
bid six hearts.
I could see no point in dot
ling. I felt sure that we had stol
a high board. A double also wou
have asked partner to lead a clh
and I had good reason to prefer
diamond lead. Partner had sing
ton club, however, and seeing :
other sterling lead, he placed I
club ten on the table.
When trump split four-foi
which they should do only abo
25 percent of the time, the co
tract breezed home.
Had North bid six diamonds,
would have doubled .and my pa:
ner would have known that
wanted a diamond lead and i
would have had an absolute top i
stead of a rock-bottom board, an
we would have wound up in secol
place instead of fourth.

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Florida State has run up an 11-
2 record so far this year, with its
only losses at the hands ofNorth
Carolina and Southern California.
The Seminoles had been con-
sidered contenders for a bid in
either the NCAA or National In-
vitation tournaments.
The new probation expires Oct.
29, 1971.E


19 12
18 15
15 16


. West Division
St. LOUiS 19 12 7
Philadelphia 9 15 14
Minnesota 9 15 13
Pittsburgh 11 21 6
Oakland 9 24 6
Los Angeles 8 24 5
a hToday's Games
Philadelphia at Oakland

45 114
41 110
37 115
45 125
32 94
31 108
28 86:
24 81
21 82


91 Luck in any game is okay by me,
110 provided that it stays within pro-'
121 per limits. Unfortunately, t h e r e
13g are days when you find yourself'
146 longing to go back to whist.
I was playing: duplicate at the'
Union one Friday night this past
:East Division

2 Hearts Pass
3 Hearts Pass
4 NT Pass
5 NT Pass
6 Hearts

2 NT Pass
4 Clubs Pass
5 Clubs Pass
6 Clubs! Pass
All Pass

Opening lead-ten of clubs

_ _ _


New York

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15 2





UCLA heads up Top 20

By The Associated Press


a Western Division
tlanta 28 18 .609 --
os Angeles 21 22 .488 5
hicago 21 24 .467 6?
an Francisco 20 24 .455 7
hoenix 19 27 .413 9
an Diego 18 25 .409 9
Seattle l5 30 .333 12
Yesterday's Results
New York vs. Phoenix at Salt Lake,
Atlanta vs. Detroit at Memphis, inC.
Philadelphiaat Chicago, inc.
Today's Games
Seattle vs. Boston at Philadelphia
Atlanta at Philadelphia
San Francisco at Detroit
Baltimore at San Diego
Milwaukee vs. Cincinnati at Cleve-


UCLA, Kentucky and South
Carolina remained 1-2-3 in the
Associated Press weekly major
college basketball poll yesterday
but St. Bonaventure edged up to'
fourth place and two newcomers
joined the Top Ten.
UCLA, 10-0 winning two games
last week, including a ?2-71
squeaker over Oregon State Satur-
day night, remained the top team
in the country, receiving 25 first
place votes and 608 points from
sportscasters and sports writers
from around the nation.
Kentucky's unbeaten Wildcats
ran their winning streak to 11
with easy victories last week and
drew the six remaining first place

votes and 566 points. South Caro-
lina, 10-1, got 469 points after
triumphs over North Carolina and
Maryland last week. Records are
through games of Saturday night.
Big Bob Lanier, the Bonnies'
6-foot-11 260-pound center, scored
42 points Saturday, leading the
upstate New Yorkers to their 10th
victory without a loss, over Kent
State and replaced North Carolina
as the No. 4 team.
The Tar Heels, 11-2 dropped a
65-52 decision to South Carolina
and fell to seventh place while
Houston moved up to No. 9 from
11th on the strength of the Cou-
gars' 91-83 victory over West Texas
State, their 12th triumph in 13'






All those who completed courses held this
winter at the Bell Tower Hotel achieved speeds
of 800 to 1800 w.p.m. with the same or
increased comprehension they had at their.
slower reading rates.
--save hours, use your time more efficiently
--learn to read 3 to 10 times faster than
you do now
-improve your comprehension and increase your
enjoyment of reading material
at a costless than HALF that of nearly all
other commercial reading courses!

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Marquette, 11-1, joined Hous
in the Top 10, moving up fi
13th place last week.
Ohio University, ninth a w
ago, dropped an 85-65 decision
Bowling Green Saturday and d
ped to 14th while North Carol
78-69 and moved down a no
to 11th..
New Mexico State, 14-1,
Jacksonville, 12-0 each moves
place, to fifth and sixth respecti
ly and Davidson, 10-1, remai:
anchored as No. 8.
The Second Ten was shuffle
bit, when Tennessee, 7-3, drop
two straight games and slip
from No. 13 to an also ran si
Oklahoma, 16th last week was f
other dropout after losing to K
sas State.
Unbeaten Niagara, 11-0, mo
up to No." 12 from .15th while
lumbia, 13-1, jumped to 13th. fr
17th. Penn, 11-1," spurted to
15 from 18th and Louisville, '
took the Quakers place, up fr
Duke, 9-2, remained No. 19 a
Illinois, 10-2, was No. 17 w
Southern California, 10-3, 20tt
1. UCLA 25 1-4-
2. Kentucky 5 11-0
3. South Carolina 10-1
4. St. Bonaventure 10-0
5. New Mexico St. 14-1
6. Jacksonville 12-0
7. North Carolina 11-2
8. Davidson 10-1
8. Houston 12-1
10. Marquette 11-i
11. North Carolina St. 11-1
12. Niagara 11-0
13. Columbia 13-1
14. Ohio U 9-2
15. Pennsylvania 11--1.
Washington 10-2
17. Illinois 10--
18. Louisville 7-2
19. Duke 9-2
20. Southern Calif. 10-3
Other teams receiving votes in
phabetical order: Baylor, Colora
Drake, Kansas State, LaSalle, Nc
Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Pura
Santa Clara St. John's N.Y., T
nessee, Toledo, Utah, Texas-El P
Washington State.

I I Bring a book to a free, live demonstration of the reading skills which will be taught in a GUARANTEED
course offered this summer. A course will be offered the spring session as well as the spring-summer
Demonstration Tuesday and Thursday, January 13th and 15th, 7:30 P.M.,j
at the Bell Tower Hotel, 300 So. Thayer St., across from Burrton Tower

Summer Camp:F

Camp Tamarack (Fresh Air Soc
of Detroit) has positions aval:a
for counselors; specialists in wa
front, arts and crafts, nature-ca:
craft, tripping, dramatics, da
and music; unit and assistant u
supervisors; caseworker; n u r s
physicians; and truck-bus driv
Also staff needed for Marion
Theatre, program for emotion
disturbed boys, and northern a
post camps. Main camps located
Brighton and Ortonville, M1
W.S.U. credit courses offered in
psych up to four hours. Ma:
Berman interviewing on January
28, 29, and 30 at Summer Placei



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