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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1967

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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By BILL LEVIS
It sounds like an Horatio
tale but it really isn't.
The climb hasn't been from
to riches but it has been toug
The ascent for gymnast
Chilvers has been one from st
uncertainty to a sense of be
ing.
Chilvers was ready to quit s
his sophomore year in high s
until "a friend of mine conv
me to go out for the gymn
team. Without gyrnastics, I
probably have dropped out
Papa Loken
"Gymnastics has to take a
amount of credit for motiv
me through hig# school anj
lege. It kept me from stoppin
education," he added.
Chilvers wasn't even sur
wanted to go to college after
ishing high school. "Nobody
ed me, but Coach (Newt) I
spurred me on to stay in sc
He convinced me that Mic
was a good place to go."
Loken has meant a lot tc
senior gymnast who specializ
the rings. "Newt has been 1
father to me," he praised.
through the four years I
been here, he has .been a con
source of scholastic and per

advice which I feel has helped m
Alger greatly. If I was having troubl
Newt would understand.
rags Ring Man
gh. "I probably wouldn't have gon
Cliff to college except that Newt, fo
ifling some reason, felt that I was use
long- ful to the team. I felt really corm
plimented because of that."
chool Chilvers has been a good addi
chool tion to the Michigan team. Loke
'inced readily acquiesces, "He certainl
astics has proven to be an excellent rin
would man, hitting fine routines latell
then. The best performances were la,
Saturday in the intra-squad mee
great We are certainly planning for hi
ating high score being an important fac
col- tor in a MSU victory."
g my Changed His Mind
The senior gymnast finishe
e he third in the Big Ten as a sopho
r fin- more and has been a steady per
push- former for the six-time confer
Loken ence champs.
chool. Chilvers originally came to An
higan Arbor as an all-around performe
after winning the Michigan stat
o the crown as a junior. "I had planne
es on on trying everything when I cam
ike a here, but due to a few injurie
"All and Gary Vander Voort, who wa
have more versatile than I, the ide
stant sort of drifted by the wayside," h
sonal noted.

Le Chilvers, who is married, has gymnastic teammates. "This year's
e, been consistently ringing the squad is as good as last year's
magic 9.0 figure on the double that won the conference crown. I
sphere and was at his peak at feel even more optimistic though
ie the Midwest regionals last spring about this year's squad because
r when he recordde a 9.25, good for there is more a feeling of con-
- a third place tie. sistency here. I look forward to
L- Loken has not been the only more dependable performances
person to help Chilvers "get in than before."
i- gear," as he calls it. Chilvers As for himself, the senior feels
n reminisced about "a history teach- that by the time the tough meets
y er my freshman year who also (Michigan State and Iowa) come
g helped guide me. A lot of people about, "I expect myself to be in
Y. babied me when I needed it. real good form."
st Otherwise, I just might have stop- Cliff Chilvers is one of those
t. ped altogether. wallpaper-type persons who has
is Rough for Some to break one of the wooden rings
- "They got me in gear to the he swings from to attract atten-
point where I can intrinsectly do tion. This, with modesty and a
it by myself." characteristic unassuming man-
d Chilvers does not pity himself ner, he has done.
- for. his scholastic difficulties by Still, he is a vital cog in Loken's
- any means. But he is quick to gymnastic machinery that is
- point out that "A lot of kids just whirring toward seven in '67.
don't realize that there are people
n who are really scrimping to stay -
r in school here."
e Chilvers, who is carrying 21
d hours to graduate this semester,
e -has always wanted to fly and
s hopes to go to Air Force or Navy
s pilot training school after finish-
a ing college.
e The education major expresses The freshman version of the
great confidence about his 1967 Michigan hockey team will try for
---their first win today in a rematch
against the Michigan State frosh
squad at East Lansing.
One week ago today the baby
y icers lost to MSU, 7-5 at home in
e O the Coliseum.
The Wolverine standout is left
winger Dave Perrin, a vicious
r Mexico State tonight and Tulsa checker who tallied one goal and
Saturday. two assists in the last encounter.
a1. UCLA (38) 15-0 380 The Wolverines were confident
y 2.North Carolina 13-1 298 of victory before last week's match
d 3. Louisville 16-2 284 and frosh coach Alex Hood felt
4. Texas Western 14-2 221 that "it was a game of breaks
d 5. Princeton 14-1 214 which they took advantage of and
- 6. Houston 14-2 186 we didn't."
d 7. Kansas 12-3 117 He noted that penalties played
d S. Western Kentucky 14-1 113 an important part in losing the
9. Vanderbilt 14-2 107 t game, implying that his team
or 10. Providence 12-3 41 would be tougher this time around.
0a Others receiving votes, listed The Spartans are lead by Pat
g alphabetically: Boston College, Russo who scored two goals in that
2 Cincinnati, C o r n ell, Duke, game and goalie Rick Duffet.
e Northwestern, St. John's, N.Y., This is the first time the frosh
St. Peer's, N.J., Syracuse Tn- squad has cetved on han itr
nessee, Toledo, Tulsa, Univer- collegiate level due to the new Big
sity of the Pacific, Utah State, Ten regulation which was enacted
o Yale. last spring.

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HOUSTON FALLS:
UCLA Lolls Atop C

By The Associated Press
Texas Western made the most
rapid advance in the Associated
Press', major-college basketball
poll this week while powerful
UCLA swept the boards for the
third straight time.
The Bruins from Los Angeles
were the unanimous choices in the
voting by a national panel of 38
sports writers and broadcasters
after downing Chicago Loyola 82-
67 in their only game last week.
Unbeaten UCLA, also a unani-
mous selection the previous two
weeks, cruised past Illinois 120-82
Sunday for its 16th victory. The
balloting, however, was based on
games through last Saturday.
North Carolina held second
place after beating Virginia 103-
76, boosting its record to 12-1. The
Tarheels collected 298 points.
Louisville advanced one place to
third with 284 points followed by
Texas Western, 221 points.
Princeton, Western Kentucky,
Bodyguard
For Alcindor
CHICAGO (P)-Police revealed
yesterday that Lew Alcindor was
assigned a bodyguard over the
weekend in Chicago after the
UCLA basketball star had received
threatening letters, before the
team left Los Angeles.
Because of snowbound Chicago,
the team was in town from Friday
until Monday morning, playing
games in the Chicago Stadium
Saturday night and Sunday after-
noon.
During the entire stay, a police
plainsclothesman stayed close to
Alcindor.
Arthur Morse, assistant athletic
director at Loyola and promoter
of the Chicago Stadium basketball
programs, said the matter was
treated secretly until the team left
the city. He said that J. D. Mor-
gan, UCLA athletic director, had
advised him a week before the
Saturday game that crank letters
to Alcindor had Chicago post-
marks.
Morse and Loyola Coach George
Ireland turned the matter i>ver to
the office of Orlando Wilson, po-
lice commissioner, and the body-
guard plan was arranged.

and Vanderbilt also started thei
bids to advance in the poll.
The Commodores rose by de
feating Louisiana State Monda
night while the other two score
impressive victories.
Ninth-ranked Vanderbilt edge
LSU 79-77- Fifth-ranked Prince
ton trounced Rutgers' 97-74 an
Western Kentucky overpowere
Austin Peay 101-59.
Texas Western advanced tw
places after defeating Arizon
State 56-50 and Brigham Youn
85-76. The Miners have a 14-
record.Princeton remained in th
No. 5 spot. The Tigers downed
Pennsylvania 70-66.
Houston slipped three notches t
sixth. The Cougars lost their sec
ond game of the year, 81-78 t
Washington.
There were no changes in th
last four positions. Kansas re-
mained in seventh place followed
by Western Kentucky, Vanderbilt
and Providence. Kansas an
Western Kentucky did not play
last week.
UCLA takes on Southern Cali-
fornia Saturday night in its onl,
game this week. North Carolina
plays Maryland Saturday. Louis-
ville faces St. Louis tonight and
Cincinnati Saturday while Texas
Western's opponents are New

-Daily-George Junne
CLIFF CHILVERS, Michigan's number 1 ring man, holds him-
self poised by brute strength. He gives consistant "9-point" per-
formances, justifying the praise earned by Coach Newt Loken.

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OSCAR ROBERTSON had his
best. week of the season, scoring
213 points last week. RICK
BARRY still holds a 299 point
lead over Robertson. Barry is still
scoring at a 37 point per game
clip in professional basketball.
WILT CHAMBERLAIN is third
in scoring, first in field goal per-
centage and rebounding, and
third in assists. ADRIAN SMITH
leads in free throw percentage
with .900 while GUY RODGERS
is leading in assists.
MICHIGAN S T A T E COACH
DUFFY DAUGHERTY proposed a
plan for selecting a national foot-
ball champion to the NATIONAL
COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSO-
CIATION. Daugherty's plan is to
have an eight team elimination
beginning in late November and
ending in mid-December. The plan
would not necessarily eliminate
the present post-season bowl
g a m e s. Supporting Daugherty
were four other prominent coach-
es: BEAR BRYANT of ALABAMA,
FRANK BROYLES of ARKAN-
SAS, JOHN McKAY of SOUTH-
ERN CALIFORNIA and BEN
SCHWARTZWALDER of SYRA-
CUSE.

BRAVES and the National League.
DAVE BING had better watch
out for LOU HUDSON according
to Richie Guerin, the St. Louis
Hawks basketball coach. Hudson,
the former UNIVERSITY OF
MINNESOTA basketball star, has
been averaging 17.7 points per
game and has a .457 field goal per-
centage for the Hawks,
Little EDDIE TOLAN, the fabled
midnight express of UNIVERSITY
OF MICHIGAN track and field,
[the first Negro to be hailed as the
fastest man alive for his succes-
sive dash wins in the 1932 Olym-
pics, died yesterday .He was 57,
It was at Los Angeles in 1932
that Tolan gained fame with upset
victories in the 100 and 200 meter
dash events, beating GEORGE
SIMPSON of OHIO STATE and
RALPH METCALFE of MAR-
QUETTE.
His 10.3 clocking in the 100 tied
an Olympic record as he beat Met-
calfe in a photo finish. The record
stood until the 1960 Games at Mel-
bourne.
Two days later, Tolan stifled
critics by beating Metcalfe and
Simpson again in the 200 in a rec-
ord breaking :21.5.
Tolan set a number of Big Ten

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