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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1959

MiX THE MICHIGAN DAILY THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1939

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d Wings Blank Chicago;
tons Lose to Cincinnati

25TH ANNUAL EXTRAVAGANZA:
Classes To Clash in Swim Gala

By The Associated Press

CHICAGO-Goalie Terry Saw-
chuk hung up his fourth shutout
of the season last night as the
Detroit Red Wings blanked the
Chicago Blackhawks, "2-0, in a
slow National Hockey League
game.
By winning, the Wings moved
to within a point of the second
place Toronto Maple Leafs, who
were idle.
The loss kept Chicago in a last
place 'tie with New York.
Sawchuk, who was registering
his second shutout of the year
over Chicago and the 80th of his
career, made 26 saves for the
night, while Glenn Hall, in the
Chicago cage, was kept busy kick-
ing out 36 Detroit blasts.
Both Detroit goals came while
the Hawks were shorthanded.
Chicago defenseman Dollard St.
Laurent was in the penalty box in
the first period when the magnifi-
cent Gordie Howe slammed in his
15th goal of the season. Teammate
Jim Morrison set up the tally by
intercepting Earl Balfour's at-
tempt to clear the disk from deep
in Chicago ice. Morrison flipped
NHL STANDINGS
W L T Pts.
Montreal 17 4 6 40
Toronto 13 6 6 32
Detroit 12 8 7 31
Boston 9 13 5 23
New York 5 15 6 16
Chicago 5 15 6 16

the puck to Howe, who blasted a
20 footer past a startled Hall.
Norm Ulman hit the second
Detroit goal in the second period
while Chicago's Elmer Vasko was
in the penalty box.
Cincinnati 129, Detroit 119
BOSTON -- Cincinnati's Jack
Twymann struck for 38 points last
night and led the Royals to a
129-119 victory over Detroit in the
first half of an NBA doublehead-
er.
The Royals, who suffered mo-
mentary lapses in the first two
periods, led throughout the last
half and weren't in serious diffi-
culty in the last 24 minutes.
Cincinnati's biggest lead was
123-102 late in the fourth quar-
ter. The Royals began stalling at
that point and Detroit slowly
crept up on them. But the Pistons
were too far in arrears.
Detroit's only showing was in
the second period when, . at one
stretch, the Pistons outscored the
Royals 14-4 andtook a 34-31 lead.
It was the Pistons' only lead of
the evening.
Cincinnati, paced by Twyman's
15 field goals, many of them on
long corner shots, held leads of
27-21, 58-47 and 94-79 at the end
of each of the first three periods.
Gene Shue with 26 points and
Wally Dukes with 19 led the losers.
Boston 137, Philadelphia 116
BOSTON - Boston used a scor-
ing burst led by Bob Cousy in the
third quarter last night in break-
ing open a tight game and rolled
to a 137-116 victory over the Phil-
adelphia Warriors in the feature
of an NBA doubleheader.
It was Boston's seventh con-
secutive triumph and increased its
Eastern Division lead to four full
games over Philadelphia. Boston
and Philadelphia now stand 2-2
this season.
The Warriors' rookie scoring
wonder, Wilt Chamberlain, poured
39 points even though playing on
an obviously painful foot..

By HAL APPLEBAUM
Class battles at Michigan?
Yes!
Although not of the variety that
Marx predicted, members of the
respective University classes will
battle one another this Saturday
in the 25th Annual Swim Gala.
Prominent among these aquatic
battles will be the 100- and 200-
yard backstroke events.
Heading the field in the back-
stroke "struggle" are senior John
Smith, junior Alex Gaxiola, and
sophomore Fred Wolfe.
Smith and Gaxiola have fin-
ished in the top five in both the
Big Ten and NCAA champion-

Daily-Michael Rontal
BACKSTROKIN' TRIO-Three top backstrokers that will be
seeing action in the 25th Annual Swim Gala Saturday are (left to
right) John Smith, Alex Gaxiola and Fred Wolfe. Tickets for the
show are available at the Athletic Administration Building.

Tidwell Working To Regain Form;
Perigo Predicts Strong Comeback

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Notre Dame 93, Northwestern
(two ┬░overtimnes) U
Pennsylvania 69, Swarthmore 4
Delaware 81, Johns Hopkins 58
Dartmouth 74, Rhode Island 65
Albion 71, Hillsdale 51
Dayton 61, Miami (Ohio) 45
Central Michigan 57, Ferris 50
Temple 68, Princeton 65
American U 65, Georgetown 60
Hof stra 58, Army 56
Kalamazoo 69, Alma 62
Providence 84, Brown 53
fMaryland 70, Virginia 62
Columbia 69, Baltimore 62
Denver 56, Air Force 53
COLLEGE HOCKEY
Michigan Tech 5, Denver 3
Dartmouth 6, Norwich 2

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By DAVE ANDREWS
A shy, inconspicuous young man
stood on the free throw line of the
Yost Field House basketball floor
long after the rest of the team
had finished practice; he bounced
the ball a few times, took a deep
breath, and with a smooth flick
of his wrist arched the ball into
the net.
This man was John Tidwell,
guard, forward and playmaker for
the Michigan basketball team. De-
ceptively fast in his moVements
and at times uncannily accurate
with his shots, Tidwell is the man
on whose shoulders rest the Mich-
igan basketball fortunes this win-
ter.
Serious at Work and Play
A conscientious basketball player
and student, Tidwell was working
overtime in an attempt to regain
his last year's scoring eye. Even
during practice he works overtime.
He takes no breaks.
"It's hard to keep him from
working too hard," said Coach Bill

GRADUATES EYE NHL:
Detroit Fostering Hockey Growth

Perigo, "he's always trying to im-
prove."
The first man on the court for
practice and the last man off,
that's John Tidwell.
However this year he has had
trouble getting going. Against
Pittsburgh and Drake he has
scored 16 and 15 points respective-,
ly, not a bad total for an ordinary
ball player, but for Tidwell, it is
below par. His shooting percentage
is where his coldness shows up.
The smooth junior has made less
than 20 per cent of his shots.
Suffered from Flu
When asked why he thought
Tidwell hasn't been scoring this
year, Perigo answered, "I think
he's still feeling the effects of a.
bout. with the flu which he had
about a month ago."
"Something like that takes a lot
but of a guy," he continued.
"Johnny works very hard both in
class and on the court and I
think he's just plain tired."
"However he's a good shooter-a
good hitter," Perigo smiled. "He'll
be back."
Tidwelil has been shifted from
his last year's guard post to for-
ward and then back again this
fall, a possible reason for his poor
shooting. The shots a guard must
take are different from those re-
quired of a forward and he may
not have had the time to get used
to his new role in the Michigan
offense.
Doesn't Know the Problem
Tidwell himself doesn't know
what's the matter. "I'm not doing
anything diffeient from last year
and I'm shooting the same shot.
"I guess I'll have to keep going
and hope I can come out of it,"
said 'Tidwell.
His knee, the one that bothered
him most of last season, is in good
shape now, but Tidwell said that
the other one bothered him a little
earlier this fall. "I feel fine now
though," he added.
Anyway, everything appears
iready for his return to form
against Butler Saturday.
That is, form in point total only,

as his style on his jump shot is
one of the most unorthodox in
existence. His jumper, a shot that
to the casual observer looks awk-'
ward and off-balance, is his most
dangerous weapon.
"The fall-away motion from
which he shoots gives him a de-
cided advantage over the defensive
man," said Perigo.
"Because as he falls away, the
shot is much harder to block."
Tidwell probably won't score 38
points this Saturday as he did
against Wisconsin last year, but
as Perigo says, "He'll be back."
Burrell Gains
Line Honors
CHAMPAIGN W)-Bill Burrell,
who says "I just tried to do a good
job," was thrilled and greatly sur-
prised to be named the Associated
Press Lineman-of-the-year yester-
day.
The 215-pound guard from Clif-
ton, Ill., was the 1959 Illini foot-
ball captain and defensive quar-
terback. In many games he was in
on a score of tackles in a roam-
ing linebacking job that was the
talk of the Big Ten.
"There were a lot of fine line-
men in the country this season
and I'm surprised I received this
honor." said the All-American who
recently passed up offers from the
Chicago Cardinals of the National
Football League and Buffalo of the
new American Football League to
sign with Saskatchewan in Can-
ada.
As for signing for Canadian
football ,Burrell said:
"Being a family man, I wanted
security. I wasn't sure that would
come at Buffalo. And the Card-
inals couldn't come close to
matching Saskatchewan's offer."
Burrell also noted that his 215
pounds would be light in the NFL,
but would be average for a Cana-
dian lineman.

ships. Wolfe, because of his out-i
standing record as a high schooler |
in Winnetka, Ill. and as a fresh-
man, will not only be a seriousI
challenger to his friendly rivals,J
Gaxiola and Smith, but to Frank
McKinney of Indiana and Chuck
Bittick of USC, the nation's top
backstrokers.
Competes for Mexico-
Gaxiola, an Olympian and Pan-
American swimmer from Mexico,
will most likely be going to Rome
in August to compete against the
Americans coached by his current
mentor, Gus Stager.
The road to Rome will be
tougher for Wolfe and Smith,
with competition including such
swimmers as Bittick and McKin-
ney. Smith was fourth in the
Olympic tryouts four years ago
and Wolfe must be considered as
challenger for one of the back-
stroke positions.
Nelson vs. Clark
In other stellar class battles,
freshman Mike Nelson will chal-
lenge junior star Ron Clark in the
breaststroke events. Clark, a Big
Ten champion last season, has
been chasing Nelson throughout
most of this year's practice ses-
sions and may not be able to
catch the highly-rated yearling
Saturday night.j
Wolfe, besides swimming in two
backstroke events, will challenge
Tony Tashnick, senior team cap-
tain, in the 200-yard individual
medley. Tashnick holds the Big
Ten, NCAA, and American record
in this event. Wolfe finished fifth
in the medley in last year's in-
door AAU meet.
Frosh Hope
Steve Thrasher, a prep record
holder from Ann Arbor, will be
the freshmen's main hope against
Tashnick and Wolfe.
The freestyle events will have
the most competitors as the Wol-
verines scramble for Gala honors.
Seniors Dick Hanley, Carl Woolley
and Tony Tashnick will compete
against juniors Frank Legacki and
John McGuire, sophomores Bill
Darton, Tom Kerr and Finland's
Karri Kayhko, and freshmen
Owen Kleinschmidt and Brook
Plummer.
Butterfly--Top Event
The butterfly, with senior Tash-
nick, juniors Legacki and Dave
Gillanders, and a supporting cast

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of sophs and freshmen looms as Pete Cox.
one of the meet's top events. Tickets for the Gala, are now
Diving will feature juniors Joe on sale at the Athletic Adminis-
Gerlach, Bob Webster, and Ernie tration Building. General Admis-
Meissner, sophomores Tee Fran- sion is $1 'and student tickets are
cis and Ron Jaco, and freshman 60 cents.
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By FRED STEINHARDT
Americanfollowers of the sport
have always had to resign them-
selves to the fact that hockey was
a Canadian game.
Year in and year out, the ros-
ters of the teams of the National
Hockey League are virtually all
Canadian. Because of Canada's
colder climate and well-developed
youth programs, for the most part
only an occasional American-
raised player will break through
to hang on as a mediocre per-
former on an NFL club.
Adams' Brainchild
Detroit is one area in the
United States that is trying its,
hardest to break the Canadian
monopoly on NHL players. Con-
ceived with the aid of Jack
Adams, general manager of the
Detroit Red Wings, the sprawling
Anderson Wins
Anderson defeated Kelsey 2-1
in the Residence Halls handball
championship playoff last night.
Vladimir Gajar won the singles
for Anderson, while Ken Heller
and John Hill teamed up to
take the doubles.
Detroit Recreation Department of
Parks and hockey leagues have
undergone tremendous growth
over the last few years.
Each year, graduates of the sys-
tem have gone on to distinguish
themselves in amateur and pro-!
fessional ranks. And each year,,
the system is expanded, adding
new rinks and more players.
In 1954, there were three
leagues, 30 teams, and 450 players.
Then, the leagues operated solely
at Olympia, home of the Red
Wings. This year, approximately
2,500 youths ranging in age from
eight to 20 will play in over 20
leagues at six artificial ice rinks
operated by the City of Detroit.

In addition, several private
rinks are in use and one of them
runs a summer league. Several
suburbs have also started pro-
grams of their own.
The leagues playing at Olympia
produce topflight hockey. Annual-
ly, at least one team will bring
home a national championship in
its age bracket. The champions of
the younger Olympia leagues have
often defeated their counterparts
from the hockey hotbeds of Tor-
onto and Montreal.
Younger players develop their
talents under skilled handling.
Many of the teams are coached
by former professional players.
Before assuming his present
duties as Detroit Red Wing coach,
Sid Abel, a former all-star center,
coached a pee wee team to a na-
tional championship.
Former Wing Jimmy Peters had
a state champion bantam team
until this year when he took the
reins of the Junior Red Wings.
Pavelich Runs Clinic
Marty Pavelich, a defensive
stalwart on the Detroit team
which swept to seven consecutive
National Hockey League cham-
pionships, runs a clinic for prom-
ising players.
The Recreation leagues are di-
vided into six divisions according
to age brackets revised this year.
Senior is unlimited, junior under
20, juvenile under 18, midget un-
der 16, bantam under 14, and pee
wee under 12.
This year, players from the De-
troit leagues are making them-
selves felt in hockey circles more
than ever before. The Red Wings
are grooming several prospects
from Detroit at farm teams which
produced several stars of the pres-
ent Wing team.

Probably the outstanding indi-
vidual product of the Detroit
leagues is 20-year-old Carl Wet-
zel, who is goal-tending for the
Red Wing farm team at Omaha.
Two years ago, Wetzel played for
the Canadian amateur champs,
the Whitby Dunlops, against the
Russian Olympic winners of 1956
and turned in a commendable
performance, allowing but two
goals.
Red Wing fans remember Oma-
ha as the team which gave Gordie
Howe to Detroit.
A surprise star for the fast-
skating Hamilton Junior "A"
team is Detroiter Dennis Ribant.
Rookie Murry Oliver of the Wings
is a product of Hamilton.
Wings Sponsor Juniors
This year the Red Wings are
sponsoring a junior team, the
Junior Red Wings, in a league
consisting of Detroit and five Ca-
nadian cities; Wallaceburg, Wind-
sor, Leamington, Chatham, and
Riverside. All but one member of
this team learned their hockey in
the Detroit system. Currently,
they are one point out of first
place.
Captain of the Michigan State
hockey team this season is Jack
Roberts of Detroit, whose broth-
er, Doug, is scoring at a goal-a-
game clip for the Junior Red
Wings. Playing freshman hockey
at MSU is a former Detroit stand-
out, Art Thomas.
Perhaps none of the present
players in these leagues will make
the grade in the NHL. But the day
is not far off when graduates
from the Detroit Recreation
leagues will be able to stop on the
red line at Olympia and look any
Canadian squarely in the eye.

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