1, 195S THlE MICHIGANV DAILY
By DICK MLNTZ and
More than 80 performers com-
bined diverse talents last night to
present the 24th annual Michigan
Swim Gala at the Varsity Exhibi-
The spotlight of the Gala's
"Wide, Wild World" theme focused
on hilarious burlesque routines as
well as topnotch swimming com-
petition and the best in collegiate
The Gala this year was a two-
fold attraction with three com-
petitive races held in the after-
noon and four more staged in theI
evening along with the entertain-
ment part of the show.
It was a weary Wolverine swim
team that closed out the two and
one-half hour spectacular after
going all out to keep the crowd
tensed in the heat of competition
and relaxed and laughing with its
comedy routines. The perform-
ance in every way was of cham-
Frank Legacki, a blossoming
young sophomore, emerged as the
new swimming sensation in the
SMichigan lineup. The former All-
American prep star finished first
in the 50-yd, freestyle event with
a sizzling 22.7 clocking and placed
second behind Tony Tashnick in1
the l00-yd, butterfly.
Tashnick, the veteran mainstay1
of the team, although not turning
in as surprising a performance asI;
Legacki. was even mnore successful,
with two victories.;
The blond, crew-cut junior over-
took Wolverine captain Cy Hop-
kins on the final freestyle leg of
the 200-yd. individual 'medley to;
win by a touch with an excep-E
tionally good time for this early
in the season of 2.12.1, Fighting;
off Legacki's strong victory bid in.
the 100-yd. fly, Tashnick notched
his second win with a 55.1 timing.
John Smith gained the gold
medal in the 100-yd. backstroke,
turning in a 58.3 performance
after breaking the Junior AAU
record in the morning qualifying
trial with a time of 58.2.,
Hopkins highlighted the evening
activities with a second in the
individual medley and a fifth in
the 100-yd. butterfly event, as well'
as contributing a first rate comedy
impersonation of the typical swim-
Dick Hanley also turned his
talents to the entertainment field.
The usually inhibited Hanley
dared challenge four of the sup-
posed fastest women swimmers in
the world while lampooning the
warm - up antics of Australia's
great Jon Konrads.
The breathtaking platform div-
ing of Michigan's Dick Kimball,
Al Gaxiola. Joe Gerlack, Bob Web-
ster, Tee Francis, John Denninger,
Ed Cole, Ron Jecko. Ernie Meis-
ner, and Kathy Hartwig gave way;
to a zany display of diving buf-
foonery that ' all enjoyed.
The crowd was also lulled by
the sweet melodies of the Mlichi-
gan Friars and the lovely voice of
Diving coach Bruce Harlan.
prompted many laughs Ms he
former Ohio State diving star, and
NCAA champion to emcee the per-
formance. The two are world-
famous for their novelty acts and
kept the show moving at a lively
The afternoon swim races were
spotlighted by the record break-
ing performances of Bumpy Jones
and Jim Spritzer, in the 440-yd.
freestyle and 100 - yd. freestyle
respectively, and the new pool
record set in the 100-yd. breast-
stroke by Ron Clark and Cy Hop-
Jones, former Wolverine captain,
eclipsed the Michigan AAUT mark
with a 4:40.9 clocking.
Spritzer, representing the Port-
age Swim Club of Chicago, broke
the Junior AAUJ mark with a 52.2
Bumpy Jones, showed'
the 200-yard freestyle
-- Mlichigan's swimming captain in 1955,
he hasn't lost any of his form, as he won
in yesterday's Swim Gala.
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EASTERN DIVISION SHOWDOWN:
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The stage is set for pro football's
dramatic final week as the New
'York Giants square off at 2:05
today against the Cleveland
Browns in THE game of the year
in the NFL Eastern Division.
Should New York win, a playoff
game between the Giants and
Brown~s at Yankee Stadium next
week would be necessitated, but
should the Browns win, the season
will end until the championship
clash with Baltimore on Dec. 28.
Browns Improve Passing
A ruinning game is not all the
Giants have to worry about, as
Coach Paul Brown's club has im-
proved on its passing game lately.
Pete Brewster, Preston Carpen-
ter and Ray Renfro have been
quarterback Milt Plum's main tar-
gets the last few weeks. Renfro is
the major long-range threat of
CNew York's backfield consists of
halfbacks Frank Gifford, Alex
,Webster, and fullback Mel Trip-
lett. Gifford has always been a
running and passing threat and
Webster, who originally came from
Layne Passes. Pittsburgh
To. Victory over Cards
the Canadian League, is extremely
tough on short gain situations.
Giants Won Earlier
These two teams met once be-
fore this season with the Giants
coming out on top, 21-17, mainly
on Sam Huff's defense of big
Jimmy Brown. However, in order
to win the division title, the Giants
would have to take a total of three
contests from the great Browns
in one year, and the only team
ever to do that was the Detroit
Out on the coast, San Francisco
coach Frankie Albert will coach
his last pro game as the 49ers host
the Western Division titleholders,
Albert, fed up with the strain
of coaching and the boos of fans
and critics, resigned .Friday.
"ft is one thing to be booed as
a player," he said, "because you
can get in and do something about
it, but it's tough to sit on tht
sidelines, and be helpless for
things your players do."
The fortunes of the 49ers will
not improve today as the powerful;
Colts are expected to bounce back
from their 30-28 defeat suffered atI
the hands of Los Angeles last
The Rams meet another team
whose coach is in trouble, Green
Bay. Coach Scooter McLean may
not be around another year as his
Packers have won but one game
this 'Year. On the other hand Los
Angeles coach Sid Gillman re-
cently signed a' three-year con-
In other games, the dethroned
Detroit Lions meet the Bears at
Chicago, while the ftedskins host
the Eastern Division's cellar-dwell-
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PITTSBURGH (')-The passing
wizardry of quarterback Bobby
Layne and the passing thievery of
teammate Dean Derby gave the
Pittsburgh Steelers a. 38-21 victoryl
over the Chicago Cardinals in a
National Football League game on
the frozen turf of Pitt Stadiuml
Layne pitched two touchdownj
passes to Jimmy Orr and Derby
intercepted three Chicago passesl
as the two teams wound up their
seaos before a chilled crowd of
16.,60 and a national television
Tracy Sets Record
Two of Derby's interceptions
touched off Steeler touchdown
drives and the other a 13-yard
attempts, gaining a total of 409
yards and once, fading to pass, he
found a clear route and ran 17
yards for a touchdown.
The victory gave the Steelers,
who earlier had nailed down third
place in the Eastern Division, a
7-4-1 record, The loss was the
ninth for the Cardinals, having
one of the worst seasons in their
history. The Chicago team won
only two games and tied one.
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