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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

I THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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OSU Swimmers Did Best Ever in NCAA

By DAVE GOOD
Ohio State spotted Southern
California a ten-point lead on the
first night of the NCAA swimming
championships last Thursday, but
it was that very night that the
Buckeyes got, their biggest boost
toward, the team title, according
to Michigan Coach Gus Stager.
Southern Cal and defending
champion Michigan had been co-
favored with Ohio State, but the
Buckeyes, swimming in their home
pools salted away their first cham-
pionship since 1956 by doubling
runner - up Southern Cal's 46
points.
Minnesota, with 41%, was third
and Michigan, with 32, .was fourth.
Trojans Had Hopes
The Trojans from the West
Coast had hopes of slamming the
1500-meter freestyle and they did
get first, third and fifth in the
meet's first event plus a third in
the 200-yd. individual medley to
take a 17-7 lead over Ohio State.
But the winner of the medley
was Ohio State sophomore Marty
Mull, who swam the fastest race
of his life to nip last year's win-
ner, Jack Kelso of Denver, in
2:02.3.
The rub was that Mull had
finished only sixth in that race
during the Big Ten meet earlier
in the month, and what it meant
to Ohio State, which had finished
third in the conference behind In-
diana and Michigan, was that it
could take the collegiate cham-
pionship.
Set It Up
"Mull set it up," pointed out
Stager, -"and then they just got
hot and they -got some breaks, too.
They started to do well and they
did well; we started to do poorly
and we did poorly.
"Fourth is lousy," he added.
The next day, while the Wolver-
ines were qualifying only two
swimmers, breaststrokers Dick Nel-
son and Jon Baker, for the eve-
ning's final races, Ohio State all
but wrapped up the meet, starting
when it qualified three men for
the 200-yd. butterfly.
Swims Best
Artie Wolfe, who had also fin-
ished sixth in the Big Ten, swam
the best race of his life and beat
Villanova's Dick McDonough for
first in 1:58.0. Allan Cartwright,
who didn't even make the Big
Ten finals, swam the best race of
his life and picked up third. Nate
Clark, a sophomore who had be-
come eligible only days before at
the start of the quarter, swam the
best race of his life and finished
fifth.
After that, the Buckeyes got
wins out o fthe medlay relay team,
L. B. Schaefer in the 100- and 200-
backstroke and Lou Vitucci in the
one-and three-meter diving. They
placed ini12 of 16 events.
Go Home Sad
All the other contenders went
home unhappy, though. Stager
commented, "Every team that
went there to win did poorly-
Southern Cal, Michigan State and
us. Minnesota did just about what
they expected to do.
"Cincinnati (which finished sev-
enth with 19 points to beat Yale)
made a show. f think if we'd gone
with the, attitude of making a
show we'd have done better, but
we went there to win and fell
apart."
One of the biggest shocks of the
meet was that Michigan qualified
only five swimmers, one relay
team and two divers into the fin-
als of the 16 events.
Nelson Does Best
Nelson swam his best time ever
(2:17.2) in taking second in the
200-yd. breaststroke, while Baker
came in fourth at 2:18.1.
Minnesota's Virg Luken, who
Gif ford Ends
Retirement

NEW YORK (Ao)-Frank Gifford;
six times an all-pro halfback, will
return to action for the New York
Giants next season, ending a one
year retirement.,
The 31-year-old former South-
ern California star announced yes-
terday he is giving up radio broad-
casting work in the East to con-
centrate on his comeback.

won in 2:16.8, had to fight back-
wash from the first lane, since
the pool didn't have a depressed
trough to break the waves thrown
up.
Stager pointed out, "His (Luk-
en's) time would have been faster,
but I don't think he could have
won unless he swam on the out-
side lane where Nelson couldn't see
him."
Nelson'Wins 100

the finals were Captain Bill Darn- finals, like USC's Murray Rose Kerr in the 50, Jeff Moore in the
ton, fourth in the 440-yd. freestyle and SMU's Aubrey Burer in the 200-yd. butterfly, Cox in the one-
in 4:26.4; Roy Burry, fourth in 220-yd. freestyle, MSU's Carl meter diving and Baker in the 100-
Shaar in the 200-yd. butterfly, breaststroke.
the 1500 in 17:48.2; Warren Uhl- USC's Mike Mealiffe in the 100- John Dumont was eighth in
er, sixth in the 1500 in 17:51.4; yd. butterfly, the 1500, Burry ninth in the 440,
Ron Jaco, fourth in the one-meter But the Wolverines might have Dennis Floden ninth in the 50,1
diving and fifth in the three-me- done better with a 12-place scor- Tom Dudley eleventh in the 1500.
ter; and Pete Cox, fourth in the ing system. They had not less than Dumont eleventh in the 440, Fred'
three meter; and Fred Wolf, Nel- five men who placed seventh on a Wolf twelfth in the 200-yd. back-
son, Jeff Longstreth and Frank time basis and just missed the stroke and Ern Mannard twelfth
Berry, sixth in the 400-yd, med- finals-Darnton in the 220, Jim in the 200-yd, butterfly.
ley relay.
The Wolverines' only consola-.>
tion is that there were some great ;c ::: "
swimmers who didn't make the,<> f"......

Minnesota
Gets Power
For Ramos
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (P)-The
Cleveland Indians got a sorely
needed starting pitcher yesterday
by trading first baseman Vic
Power and pitcher Dick Stigman
to the Minnesota Twins for Pedro
Ramos.
No cash was involved in the
deal, which was announced by Cal
Griffith, president of the Twins,
in Orlando, Fla.
The Indians, who have been
having troubles in spring exhibi-
tion games, gave up one of base-
ball's finest fielding first basemen
in Power. Stigman, a 26-year old
southpaw, who was selected for
the American League's 1960 All-
Star Game, failed to come through
for the Indians last year. He suf-
fered a sore elbow in spring train-
ing last year and didn't pitch un-
til May. He compiled a 2-5 record
in 22 appearances.
Power, 31, with a respectable
lifetime average of .289, slumped
to .268 last year and hit only five
home runs. Cleveland manager
Mel McGaha tried him at second
base this spring but apparently
wasn't satisfied with the arrange-'
ment.
Ramos, a 26-year old right-:
hander, was a workhorse for the
Twins last year. He appeared in
42 games, winning 11 and losing
20, and had an earned run aver-
age of 4.64.

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BLUE FRIDAY-Michigan's 400-yd. freestyle relay team is in
good shape here as Dennis Floden dives in after Jim Kerr has
touched, but the team failed to make the finals when a touch
was missed later in the dimly lit Ohio State pool.

-Daily-James Keson
FOLLOWS SUIT-Sophomore Jon Baker came through with a
fourth in the 200-yd. breaststroke Friday in the NCAA swimming
finals. When the early leader, Ohio State's Tom Kovacs, faded
near the finish, Baker and Dick Nelson both sprinted past him.

Stanley Cup
Takes a Wall
-Well Almost
CHICAGO () -- The Stanley
Cup, since 1893 the symbol of ice
hockey supremacy, was locked up
in the Chicago Black Hawks dress-
ing room at Chicago Stadium yes-
terday.
Meanwhile, Kenneth Kilander,
25, an enthusiastic Montreal Cana-
dien booster, was locked up in jail
for trying to steal it last night.
The Hawks did not press charges
against Kilander. He was nabbed
heading for an exit after picking a
lock on the showcase of the sta-
dium and removing the 4-foot, 25-
pound trophy valued at $8,000 be-
,cause of its tradition. Police, how-
fever, booked him for disorderly
conduct.
Police said Kilander told them
an unidentified man had promised
him $400 if he delivered the cup
to a Loop hotel.

CaseY Stenuel.
talks about
the Mets
At 71, Casey Stengel faces the big-
gest challenge of his life - building
a big-ieague ball club from scratch.
In this week's Saturday Evening Post,
the 01' Perfessor talks frankly about
his brand-new team. He tells why he
wasn't consulted in picking his play-
ers. Sizes up such veterans as Richie
Ashburn, Gil Hodges and Charley
Neal. And says how long he expects
to stay with the club.
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