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3TEADY IMPROVEMENT:
Bochen's Scoring Paces 'M' Icers

By DAVE COOK
A heavy-set youngster from the
obscure hamlet of Gravenhurst,
Ont. donned a hockey uniform,
laced up a new pair of skate, and
stepped onto the ice at the Mich-
igan Coliseum for his first day of
varsity hockey practice.
Veterans returning from a team
which had finished second in the
NCAA the previous year watched
the tense, jerky movements of
the newcomer and wondered if
he was an indication of the help
they could expect from the in-
coming sophomores.
Shows Marked Improvement
Teammates were frequently ex-
asperated with his unpredictable
skating style and hard-to-handle
passes. But occasionally they felt
his weight in a corner scramble
and found him strong as a fence
post in front of the net. And, to
a man, they respected his drive
and determination.
Two seasons later, the charac-
teristic jerkiness has not disap-
peared from Steve Bochen's skat-
ing, and he still throws a "heavy
pass." But the passes are always
there, and Bochen is leading the
Michigan team in goals as right-
winger on Al Renfrew's number-
one line.
"He's one of the most improved
players I've ever seen," said Ren-
frew recently, "And on top of that
he's the kind of guy who plays
better in games than he does in
practice."
Sidelined by Injury
This is pretty lofty commentary
on Bochen, who didn't play the
first half of his rookie year be-
cause, in Renfrew's words, "He
Couldn't make the plays we need-
ed in game situations."
Bochen returned in his junior
year to be sidelined by a broken
wrist early in the season. To a
Michigan team sharply beset by
manpower shortages, his return
midway through the season came
as a blessing - in spite of his ap-
parently limited ability.
How big a blessing, however, no
one could. have guessed, not even
Renfrew. In the last six games of
last season, Bochen came on to
blast home eight goals, and wound
up second to Dale MacDonald,
who paced the squad with 19.
Plays on First Line
Last fall Renfrew placed him
on a linewith Bob White, one of
his linemates the previous season,

third year as a Wolverine regular.
Except for a brief stretch in Janu-
ary, the three have been together
ever since, and Renfrew calls
them "the strongest line we've
got."
"They like to play together,"
points out the Michigan coach,
"And they've piracticed enough as
a line so that they can anticipate
each other."
White is equally emphatic. "I
don't even have to look to know
where Steve is," he said. "When
we break from our own zone, I
know just where he'll be any time
I want to throw the puck to him.
He's easier to work the puck to
than any winger I've ever played
with."
Childs Praises Player
Significantly, this includes NHL
stars Doug Mohns and Don Mc-
Kenney, White's former linemates
for the Kitchener-Waterloo
Dutchmen.
Freshman coach Ross Childs,
who played with Bochen while a
stand-out in the Wolverine nets
for two seasons, is another of his
supporters. "He's not a player who
looks flashy, but he hustles all the
time - and he scores goals."
Bochen has established himself
as a stand-out in spite of recur-
ring injuries. A childhood accident
rendered his left arm weak and;
almost lifeless. Bochen carried a
bucket of sand to school with his
crippled arm every day for four
years. Today the arm is normal.
Hampered by Knee Injury
A knee condition incurred in
the accident made it hard for
Bochen to relax while skating.
Tense legs led to frequent spills as
a sophomore. Still not a smooth
skater, Bochen's sturdiness and
balance have made him the team's
top corner man - whose job it is
to center the puck.
Even now the big right-winger
is hampered by a mysterious chest
ailment which restricts his breath-
ing and occasionally limits his
turns on the ice. So far examina-
tions have failed to reveal the
cause of it.
Bochen, quiet on and off the
ice, attributes any success he's en-
joyed to his linemates.

Warriors
NipCelts,
In NBA
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK-Wilt Chamberlain
scored 53 points last night to lead
the Philadelphia Warriors to a
126-108 victory over the Boston
Celtics.
A jam-packed Madison Square
Garden crowd of 18,496 watched
the Warriors delay the clinching
of the Celts' fourth straight East-
ern Division title in the National
Basketball Assn.
Chamberlain, who set the Gar-
den scoring record with 58 points
against the Knicks Sunday, went
over the 50 mark for the fifth time
this season, extending his NBA
record.
Tommy Heinsohn, who got only
nine points in the first half, led
cold shooting Boston with 26. The
Celts, who need just two victories
to put away the Eastern title over
the second place Warriors, made
only 47 of 131 from the field. Bill
Sharman, one of Boston's best
scorers, got only two in the first
half but wound up with 23.
* * S
CINCINNATI-With two seconds
to play, Larry Staverman tipped
in his own field goal try that had
gone awry and Cincinnati's Royals
defeated the Syracuse Nationals,
135-133.
The National Basketball Assn.
decision was the highest scoring
regular time game seen here.
In a ksee-saw through the last
minute of play, Syracuse standout
Dolph Schayes had sunk a free
throw with 10 seconds to go, tying
the score, 133-all.
The Royals blew a 12-point half-
time lead. Syracuse swarmed from
behind and tied the score at 84-all,
but neither side could get a clear
advantage in the fight down to the
wire.
Royals' ace Jack Twyman had
42 points, while teammates ub
Reed and Phil Jordon collected 47
points and 31 rebounds between
them.
NEW YORK '- Elgin Baylor
scored 41 points to lead the Min-
neapolis Lakers to a 117-112 vic-
tory over New York in the night-
cap of an NBA doubleheader. The
Lakers overcame a 16-point deficit
midway in the second quarter en
route to their victory.
The Knickerbockers fell victim
to a 16-point splurge by the Lakers
that gave Minneapolis a 59-56 lead
in the second period. Baylor scored
10 of these points.
After leading 61-58 at the half,
the Lakers hurried to their biggest
margin, 89-74, just before the
third quarter ended. The Knicks
whittled the lead to four points
at 109-105 but couldn't get any
closer.
Baylor made 18 of 33 shots and
pulled down 22 rebounds.
Top Ten 1

Heiss Tops Olympic Figure Skaters;
Ruegg Wins Slalom Event for Swiss
By The Assocdated Press
SQUAW VALLEY-Blonde Carol 51-man field was Andy Miller of technical organizatiol
Heiss became the first American to Crested Butte, Colo, who placed games.
win a gold medal in the Winter.22nd. Especially deplored ha
Olympics, giving a brilliant display U.S. Meets Germany in Hockey lack of good hotel fa
of precision figure skating at Hockey action finds pre-tourney frequent jam-ups on
Blyth Stadium here yesterday to favorites Canada and Russia leading t , the site of t0
defeat 25 other contestants. swinging into the championship
Miss Heiss's closest competitor round along with the underdog "ia
was Sjoukja Dijkstra of Holland. United States squad. All three are
Ends Long Walt undefeated. heels
"I didn't wait only four years The United States meets Ger-
for this Olympics," she said. "I many in the first game, Russia
waited 14 years." takes on Sweden .in the second,e e
That's how long Miss Heiss, of and Canada clashes with Czecho-
Ozone Park, N. Y., has been at the slovakia in the third. CHAPEL HILL, N. (
game of skating, and her labor was In spite of ideal weather condi- Carolina kept alive it
clearly evident today as she took tions and sparkling performances a first-place tie in tl
her first Olympic championship, on the part of competitors, com- Coast Conference basi
Other Ameirican hopefuls were plaints continue to flow in on the yesterday by defeating
not so fortunate. For the second 81-64.
time, Penny Pitou of Filford, N.H., NHL Doug Moe, Brooklyn
won a silver medal, again failing missed the first half of
by the narrowest of margins to isbecause ofrscholasti
win top honors. e sparked the Tar lee
Miss Reugg Wins Slalom ps-ad bilTant
Yvonne Ruegg of Switzerland
captured the women's giant slalom North Carolina's coll
with a time of 1:39.5, two-tenths hdefense, meanwhile,
of a second faster than Miss
Pitou, who was also second in the S o e goals and only seven
downhill skiing event. iScorer Moe and Ray Stanle
The race was hazardous. Linda Carolina in a second
Meyers of Bishop, Calif., fell at which brought the win
the start and broke her shoulder. MONTREAL W-) - Bobby Hull, of 57-45 after Marylar
Betsy Snite from Norwich, Vt., Chicago's speedy left winger, has the score at 31-31 s
who fell in the downhill slalom, rushed up to challenge Boston's the second period begf
kept her skies this time and fin- Bronco Horvath for the National Jerry Bechtle led
ished fourth. Hockey League scoring lead. with 22 and Bruce Kell
Russian Tops Speed Skaters Hull collected five points on 1
Other gold medal winners were four goals and one assist in last
Lidia Skoblikova of Russia in the pitchers -- veteran Stu Miller, 8-7
women's 3,000-meter speed skat- points for the campaign. The
ing, in 5:14.3; and Haeaon Brus- weekly figures released yesterday
veen of Norway, who upset Sixten show Horvath leading with 73
Jernberg of Sweden in the 15-kil- points. The Bruins' center picked
ometer cross-country ski race. up only one point last week.
Miss Skoblikova, a 21-year-old Jean Beliveau of the league-
student, became the first double leading Montreal Canadiens, still
winner of the games. She previ- out with a groin injury, dropped
ously had won the 1500-meter to third place with 66 points.
skating. Horvath leads in goals with 37,
American Dissension while teammate Don McKenney is
Meanwhile on the American the tops in assists with 42. Jacques
speed skating team, dissension Plante of Montreal continues to
flared up in the wake of defeat. lead the goalies, with a 2.52 goals-
Mrs. Jeanne Omelenchuk, of De- against average.
troit, charged that team coach Ed The scoring leaders:
Schroeder of Chicago did not show G A Pts.b i
up for practice. In contrast, she 1. Horvath, Boston 37 36 73'
said, the Russian coaches were 2. Hull, Chicago 33 36 69
sad te3. Beliveau, Montreal 32 34 66
always present, providing lap 4. H. Richard, Montreal 27 35 62
tin 's for their girls. 5. Stasiuk. Boston 24 37 61
"We were out there every morn- 6. Howe, Detroit 26 34 60
7. Geoffrion, Montreal 23 37 60
ing, except during the time when 8. Bathgate, New York 18 41 59
we had the men's speed skating 9. McKenney, Boston 17 42 59
trials," replied Schroeder. As for 10. Moore, Montreal 20 35 55
lap times, "You have to develop j eo
form first." little o
U.S. entries fared poorly in the Wleve a ORLD A o AlI
men's cross-country race won by iii v
Brusveen. Top American in the ,r-" -

DETERMINED SENIOR - Steve Bochen, stand-out right-wing
on the Wolverine hockey team now leads the squad in the goal
scoring department. Despite injuries, he is holding down a start-
ing position on the first line.
"I couldn't ask for two finer five days), much pressure will be
guys to work with than Gary or on the Wolverines' number one
Whe,,line to mount a winning attack.
Whitey," Bochen said. It's a pretty safe bet that the
With the season's most crucial husky kid from Gravenhurst will
point approaching (four games in be doing his share.

BASEBALL ROUNDUP:
Major Leagues Open Spring Drills;
Exhibitions Slated for Early March

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By The Associated Press
Four more advafce big league
baseball contingents are expected
to arrive at their spring training
sites today, bringing to seven the
number of camps already opened.
The clubs starting practice to-
day are the San Francisco Giants,
Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh
Pirates and New York Yankees.
The Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles
Dodgers and Detroit Tigers opened
camp earlier this week.
Only the Chicago White Sox

SHAQUL RAMATI
Israeli Consulate, Chicago
speaking on
"Patterns of Stress and Stability
in the Middle East"

have changed training sites, mov-
ing from Tampa to Sarasota, Fla.,
where full-scale practice gets un-
der way tomorrow. Eleven other
teams retained their Florida camps
and four remained in Arizona.
Set Exhibition Games
The first exhibition games are
booked for Saturday, March 12.
The regular National League
schedule opens April 12 while the
American League kicks off April
18.
New York and Milwaukee have
been made the winter book favor-
ites despite their unexpected set-
backs in the 1959 pennant races,
won by the White Sox and Dodg-
ers. The Yankees are favored at
odds of 4-5 and the Braves are
7-5.
However, for the first few weeks
of spring training, Cookie Lava-
getto of Washington and Eddie
Sawyer of Philadelphia, managers
of last season's cellar occupants,
are likely to be Just as enthusias-
tic as Walter Alston of Los An-
geles and Al Lopez of the White
Sox.
Much of the early attention will
be focused on Red Schoendienst's
attempt to regain his regular sec-
ond base job with Milwaukee and
on the performances of veterans
Ted Williams and Stan Musial.
Schoendienst, fully recovered
from tuberculosis, was on the
sidelines most of last season. Wil-
liams, 41, batted only .254 for the
Boston Red Sox last year, and
Musial, 39, wound up with a .255
average for St. Louis. Between
them, they have won a dozen big
league batting championships.
MILWAUKEE - Right handed

pitchers Bob Rush and Joey Jay
have signed their 1960 contracts
with the Milwaukee Braves, bring-
ing the count of players in the
fold to 30.
Swim Tickets°
'Put On Sale
Tickets for the Big Ten swim-
ming championships to be held in
Varsity Pool March 3-5 are now
on sale at the Athletic Adminis-
tration Building.
All seats for the finals, on eve-
nings of March 4 and 5, are re-
served and cost two dollars each.
Tickets for the two final events
to be held Thursday, March 3
and preliminaries all three days
are on general admissions basis
at one dollar.
The Athletic Administration
Ticket Off ice is open weekdays,
8:30 aem. to 4:30 p.m.

The first 10
first place votes;
records through

teams (with
and won-lost
Saturday in

Phi Gains Top
AKL in 1mM
Basketball
George Peapples threw in 22
points last night to lead Phi Gam-
ma Delta to a 76-19 romp over Al-
pha Kappa Lambda in fraternity
basketball action last night.
OTHER SCORES:
Alpha Delta Phi 21, Phi Kappa Tau
19
Kappa Sigma 54, Sigma Alpha Ep-
silon 31
Phi Sigma Delta 33; Chi Phi 27
Sigma Phi Epsilon 34, Chi Psi 32
Sigma Chi 38, Delta Upsilon 25
Alpha Tau Omega 53, Delta Kappa
Epsilon 32
Zeta Psi 26, Trigon 24
Daily Classifieds
Bring Results

parentheses):
1. Cincinnati (66)
2. Ohio State (49)
3. Bradley (23)
4. California (19)
5. Utah (1)
6. Georgia Tech (2)
7. West Virginia (3)
8. Utah State
9. Miami (Fla.) 2
10. St. Bonaventure (2)

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L. Death and
taxes, periodl
9. Suboptical
luggage
12. Kind of wolf
18. Opera version
of "Camille"
15. Marilyn's
mouth is
always
16. Gal who was
meant for you
17. What kid
brothers do
19. What Simple
Simon hadn't
20. Article
21. Abbreviated
officers
25. Sister
27. High point of
a Imural
28. Daquirl ingredi.
ent reversed
29. Start over again
80. "Bell Song"
opera
32. Quiz
$8. Odd ball
34....-Kaltenborn
85. Little George
87. Way out
40. What white
side walls are
44. vocal
45. High math
46. Italian wine

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1. Chinese theatri-
cal-property
item?
2. It can keep
you hanging
8. A third of the
way out
(2 words)
4. Kools' secret
ingredient
(2 words)
5. Kind of crazy
6. Ash receptacle
7. Pro's last name
8. Kind of money
9. Kind of guy in
Westerns
10. Consumed
11. Play the field
14. Where you
appreciate
Kools (3 words)
18. % of a beer
22. It's obviously
by amateur
poets (2 words)
23. Hula hoops,
yoyos, etc.
24. Here's where
the money goes
25. Kind of ish
26. Tentmaker
81. Make a make.
shift living
(2 words)
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Crave 4 Down
87. I left Elsie
38. Satisfy
39. Gary Cooper-isb
40. Betw~en Sept.
and Nov.
41. Doodle
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