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_________________THE MICHIGAN DAILY

1story Repeats in Butts' Move

INDOOR CONTEST FRIDAY:
Cindermen Ready for Penn State Meet

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By STAN KULKA
Historians like to say that his-
tory repeats itself-or, at least,
that the patterns of history are
repeated throughout the years,
if-one waits long enough.
In Michigan hockey history, a
goalie named Ross Childs was
switched from the nets to a for-
ward, position. He was replaced
in the nets by his partner-in-
goal, Jim Coyle. The next year
Coyle had to share the nets with
an up-and-coming goalie from
Regina, Saskatchewan, William
David Dave' Butts.
Shares Duties
The next year Butts found.him-
self again sharing goal-tending
duties. This time an Owen Sound,
Ont., product was the alternate.
The season was the. 1961-62 sea-
son and the alternate goalie was
Bob Gray.
Prior to the '62-'63 season,
Michigan coach Al Renfrew ap-
proached Butts with a plan. It
seems that a few promising fresh-
man had been lost to this sea-
son's team and Renfrew found
himself in need of a forward or
two.
"I asked Dave to give it a try
as a, forward," Renfrew recalled.
"I told him that we'd wait a
couple of weeks os o and see how
he performed." Thus is history re-
peated:
Helps Team

breathing room. Then Red Beren-
son scored two more (at 13:55 and
15:08) to put the game on ice
for the Wolverines. The Blues
were unable to turn on the light
behind Butts.
Only Shutout
',Curiously enough, that has
been Butts' only shutout as ;a
Wolverine.
Last season, Butts had a fine
season. He and Gray alternated
in the goal. At the season's end,
when all the tabulations had been
completed, some surprising statis-
tics had come to light.
Both -Butts .and Gray had fin-
ished the season with a 2.7 goals-
against record. Still more amaz-.
ing i's the fact that they both had
the best record in WCHA play
and were jointly awarded the Bill
Borousky Memorial Trophy for
their play.
Eight Points
So far, Butts has scored two
goals and picked up six assists
for eight points. He scored one
goal against the Chatham Ma-
roons in the Wolverines' season
opener and picked up the other:

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By CHARLIE TOWLE

Taking a cue from Speedway
racing mechanics Don Canham is
planning a few alterations in his
track team.
Last Saturday, at the Michigan
State Relays, Canham found his
racing machine was not, up to par,
at least not up to Canham's stand-
ards of Big Ten track champion-
ships. The team managed only
two seconds out of the nineteen
event runoff.
Now, back in the pit (Yost Field
House) Canham is planning some
adjustments to put the cindermen
back into high gear.
Busy Bernard
Kent Bernard, a sophomore
from Trinidad, British West In-
dies, is one of the men Canham
will be counting more heavily on.
Used in only one event in the two
earlier meets this year, the 600
yard run in the Michigan Relays
and the anchor leg in the mile re-
lay at the Michigan State Relays,
Bernard finds himself scheduled
for three events against Penn State
Friday night at eight o'clock.
The principal reason for this
move lies in the performance of
the fleet Trinidadian in his ear-
lier two outings. In the Michigan
Relays he covered the 600 yards
in 1:13, while at Michigan State
he covered his share of the mile
relay (440 yards) in :48.6. Against
Penn State Canham is planning to
call on Bernard in the open 440,
the open 300, and the anchor leg
of the mile relay.
Hunter Too
Running with Bernard in the
300 yard dash will be Mac Hunter.
Hunter has been running 440's
in his earlier two outings, mainly
as a test for his thigh muscle
which has shown, in the past, a
marked tendency to exceed its
elastic limit.
Nowthat Hunter has stayed
healthy, and with the Big Ten In-
door Championships two weeks
away, Canham figures it is time
for Hunter to move to the shorter
distance where his dash speed will
be more felt.
Another change in the works for
Friday is the moving of football

halfback' Denis Jones to active
duty on the track team. Listed on
the roster but not practicing ear-
lier, Jones has been called on to
fill the gap left when Dave Raimey
signed a professional football con-
tract. Friday Canham will be try-
ing to find out just what the refu-
gee from Elliott-land can do.
As a halfback', last fall, Jones
established a reputation for speed,
running mostly on defensive side
of the scrimmage line. Friday he
will be competing in the 60 yard
dash and the broad jump, Rai-
mey's old specialties, and in addi-
tion will get a shot at the high
jump.
Package Deal
Besides Jones, Canham has also
borrowed Dick Rindfuss from the
football team. Just last year Rind-
fuss was competing for Scott
House's IM track team, but now
Canham in his search for more
broad jump talent has brought
about what must be one of the
rarest events in Michigan sports
history, the jump from IM track
to the varsity.
R i n d f u s s had entertained
thoughts of trying out for the
track team earlier this year but
had decided against it because of
the conflict with spring football
practice. However, after a sales
pitch from George Wade, whose

specialty is the pole vault, he tried'
out for Canham, with the result
that he will be appearing Friday'
in varsity togs.
Another man competing in a
different event is Dan Hughes.
Billed as a half-mile specialist
Hughes has been less than spec-
tacular in his earlier perform-
ances. For Friday Hughes has beenI
moved down to the 600 yard run
in the hope that the shorter dis-
tance will encourage the sopho-
more to greater efforts.
Other trackmen in line for Can-

ham's regrouping are Dave F
main and Des Ryan. Romain tui
ed at East Lansing what Canh:
termed an "exceptional" perfor
ance in placing second in the 6
yard run in a time of 1:13. Ca
ham is hoping he will show t
same speed Friday when he ru
in the mile relay as well as 1
600. Ryan will be moving to V
two mile run. Ryan has shown
has the stamina and the style
go the two miles, but has on
been used at the mile distance
far.

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"If I thought he could help the
team more ais a forward than in
the goal, I told Dave that I'd
leave him there," Renfrew con-
tinued. "If not he could have his
regular position back.
"Ross Childs made 'the switch,
but he made it in the middle of
the season and thus wasn't as
adept as Dave is'
"Dave has done a pretty fine
job," analyzed Renfrew. "He's
a fine checking forward and a
very good positional player. For
a player new to a position, he
isn't out of position ,as much as
other players who have switched
positions."
How did Butts feel about mak-
ing the switch?
Any Position OK
"I guess I was a little disap-
pointed," Butts reminisced, "but
as long as I am playing hockey,
any position is okay with me."
"As long as I 'am playing
hockey"-that seems to be the
code of life for 90 per cent of the
Canadians. Butts is probably the
exception to the ordinary Cana-
dian hockey player. The reason
for this is that he didn't start
playing hockey until he was seven
years old. He has been playing
ever since.
Butts started his hockey career
as a forward on his,'grade school
team and playing on a parks
league. When he was 12, Butts
made the switch from forward to
goalie and has played that posi-
tion until this season.
]'our-Sport Star
Butts attended Campion Col-
lege High School, where he was a
four-sport man. He quarterbacked
a provincial champion football
team and played guard on the
school's provincial champion bas-
ketball team. While playing guard,
Dave was named All-City guard.
In the spring, he was catcher on
the baseball team.
There is an interesting side-
light to the basketball-hockey
story. The season of both sports
coincide. To be able to play on,
both teams, Butts spent all after-
noon practicing basketball and
then would rush to practice
hockey. It is a . great tribute to
Dave that he was able to be a
star in both sports.
Butts played on the Regina Pats
hockey team and then sat out a
year before he came to Michigan.
He has never played Junior "A"
hockey.,
Alternate Goalie
In his first year as goalie, Butts
alternated in the nets with Coyle.
By season's end he had a respect-
able 3.42 goals-against per game
average and had made 429 saves.
Butts turned in a shut-out in
his first game as a Wolverine.
The game was played in Ann Ar-
bor and it was against the Toronto
Blues. Both goalies had been play-
ing a tight .game and neither
team had scored in the first two
periods. Al Hinnegan and Bill
Kelly scored at 5:53 and 6:57, re-
spectively, to give Butts a little

BUTTS SWITCHES-The switch from goalie to forward was made successfully this season by Dave
Butts. In, the top picture, Butts (15) is being congratulated by a teammate after scoring one of his
two goals this season. In the bottom picture, he is blocking a shot as a goalie last season. Also in the
picture are defensemen Wayne Kartusch (3) and Captain Red Berenson (9).

against Queens. In WCHA play,
Butts has credit for five assists.
The hockey career of this ver-
satile player was almost cut short
last year when it was discovered
that'Butts had ruptured a disc in
his spine during play. However, he
received the go ahead from the
doctors and has made a strong
comeback to be one of the few
bright spots in a dismal year.
Checks Well
"Dave hasn't scored much," ex-
claimed Renfrew, "but as long as
he checks as well as he has been,
he doesn't have to score. I am
real happy about his play this
year"
Butts is a senior in the College
of Education and is planning on
attending graduate school after
he graduates.
SSCORtES
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Southern Miss. 73, Spring Hill 69
Houston 125, Texas Wesleyan 74.
Ball state 89, Wabash 61
Indiana State 71, Valparaiso64
Delaware 87, Lehigh 86 (2 outs)
Jersey City State 75, Trenton State 67
Missouri Valley 67, Westminster (Mo)
64
Buffalo 64, Brockport State 60
Duke 79, Virginia 74
Pitt 69, West Virginia 74
Bowling Green 59, Kent State 55
Ohio University 93, Marshall 73
High Point 77, East, Carolina 49
St. Francis (NY)a61, Manhattan 46
Calvin 74, Olivet 65
Notre Dame 82, Gannon 47
Dayton 58, Duquesne 57
W. Va. State 65, W. Va. Tech 64
Toledo 80, Western Michigan 44
Case Tech 81, Allegheny 59
Georgia Tech 69, Vanderbilt 62
Tennessee State 86, St. Bonaventure 85j
S.C. State 79, Morehouse 46
Applachian 66, Western Carolina 62
South Carolina 64, Furman 56
Kentucky State 86, Union 0(y) 63
Louisville 70, Xavier (O) 69 (ovt)
MIT 88, Lowell Tech 60
Central Conn. 117, So. Conn. 63
Vermont 94, Norwich 77
NBA
St. Louis 103, New York 102
Los Angeles 134, Boston 128
Cincinnati 124, Syracuse 122

SPORT SHORTS:
NHL Fines Montreal's Blake

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MONTREAL (P) - National
Hockey League President Clarence
Campbell slapped a $200 fine yes-
terday on Montreal coach Toe
Blake for; remarks Blake made
about the officiating in the Cana-
diens' 6-3 loss to Toronto Jan. 31.
Campbell noted that Blake was
quoted in a French language
Montreal newspaper as having
said:
"The league should stop talk-
ing about the Gallinger case and
start talking about the officials,
whose work in this game gave the,
impression they had wagered on
the result."
Campbell called Blake's re-
marks "completely unwarranted
and unfounded . . . a serious re-
flection on the integrity of the
officials and is clearly in viola-
tion of the league rules."
Eddie Powers refereed the game,
in which Blake drew a bench pen-
alty for protesting a Toronto goal.
DUNEDIN, F'la. OP)-Gary Play-
er still leads the nation's profes-
sional golfers in money winnings,
but only by a slim margin over all-
time high winner Arnold Palmer.
Player's second place money in
the Phoenix Open put his earn-1
ings at $18,702 for six tourna-i
ments. He has won one and placed
in the top five four times.l
Palmer's $5,300 victory in the
Phoenix tournament gives himI
$17,100 and a solid second spot.
Palmer has won two tournamentsI
out of five entered. He set the
record last year with $81,448.

Jack Nicklaus, the 23-year-old
boy wonder on the tournament
trail, is third with $13,865. Bill
Casper Jr. ranks fourth with $10,-
978 and Jack Burke Jr. fifth with
$9,450.
The next five in order are Tony
Lema, $7,806; Don January, $6,-
470; Bob Rosburg, $6,284; Gard-
ner Dickinson, $6,102; and Julius
Boros, $4,975.
* * *
F O R T LAUDERDALE (A') --
Marshall Bridges, pitcher for the
New York Yankees baseball team,
was shot yesterday night by a
woman identified as a girl friend,
police said.
Bridges was admitted to the
Broward General Hospital in Fort
Lauderdale with undetermined leg
injuries for emergency treatment.
Officers said the shooting oc-
curred at- a Negro club knowm as
the Pride of Fort Lauderdale Elks
Lodge shortly after 10 p.m.
The woman who allegedly shot
Bridges was not immediately
identified.
LOUISVILLE (P) - University
of Louisville trustees voted yes-
terday to join the Missouri Valley
Conference, ending 14 years of
unaffiliated participation in ath-
letics.
The Cardinals will be eligible
to compete for championships in
spring sports this year and will
try for the football and basketball
titles as soon as round robin
schedules can be drafted.

Louisville has been an inde-
pendent since it dropped out of
the Ohio Valley Conference in
1949.
* * *
CHAMPAIGN ()-Deadly gas
leaking from a refrigerator al-
most proved fatal to Bob Starnes,
Illinois basketball captain, in a
harrowing experience Tuesday.
Awakened by an alarm in his
off-campus apartment, Starnes
managed to crawl from his bed to
a door opening on an outdoor
staircase.
He lost consciousness for 30
minutes, but was revived by fresh
air.
Starnes suffered no after-ef-
fects a n d attended practice
Wednesday. The star, who suffer-
ed a sprained ankle in fourth-
ranked Illinois' 84-77 loss at Wis-
consin Monday night, was pro-
nounced fit to start against In-
diana Saturday.
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