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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Friday, February 26, 1971*

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Presents at
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Nicklaus leads PGA;
Arnie's hopes fade

MEET GOPHERS, SPARTANS:
Icers search
By CATHY GOFRANK are resting comfortably
In this year of Michigan hockey basement of the Weste
milestones - the W o l v e r i n e s giate Hockey Associatioi

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for cellar egress

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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.!
(P) - Jack Nicklaus scrambled in
with a 69 and took the early first
round lead in the PGA national
championship yesterday while Ar-
nold Palmer's hopes collapsed.
The 41-year-old Palmer, one off
the most popular players the game
has ever known, played his front
nine in a fat 40, four over par.
Palmer, who has never won the
PGA, didn't have a birdie on his
front nine, bogeyed the secondf
and closed out the side bogey-
double bogey.
He appeared to be out of it.
Nicklaus had to scramble des-
perately to keep it together in
the growing wind.
Nicklaus, the current British
Open champion who is gunning for;
a second PGA title, held a one-
stroke lead over veteran Bob Goal-
by, New Zealand lefty Bob Charles
and balding Bobby Mitchell, a non-
winner on the tour.
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A big group followed at 71, in-
cluding South African Gary Player,
Masters champion Billy Casper,
Lee Trevino and U.S. Open title-'
holder Tony Jacklin of England.
Also at that figure were Aus-
tralian Bruce Devlin, 59-year-old
Sam Snead, National Seniors
champ Julius Boros, Larry Hinson,
John Miller and Brad Anderson.
All but Casper and Charles
played in the morning. The winds
kicked up on the 6,096-yard, par 72,
PGA National Golf Club course in
the afternoon and the only real
threat was from the weather.
Palmer, the idol of millions still
seeking his first PGA title, all but
shot himself out of it, taking a
troubled 75 and finishing in a
shower.
"Oh, sure, I'm very happy," he
responded to a question. With the
rain still dripping from his face,
he continued: "I'm putting great.
I'm very happy. The weather is
wonderful and everything's just
grand."
"It was a good score," Nicklaus
said of his round.
He almost let it get away in the
stretch.
On the 17th, a 588-yard par five,
he put his tee shot between a palm
tree and a bush. Then went across
the fairway into rough on the other
side.
Then an eight iron shot flew over
the green and he had to chip back
and make a tricky six-footer to
save par.
On the final hole, he dumped his
second shot into a trap, blasted
out to 10 feet and again made it
for par.
"You have to scramble to win
here," the powerful, Blond Nick-
laus said, "but you don't have to
play as bad as I did."

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Monday, March 8th
DIRECT FROM RINGSIDE
NADISON SQUARE GARDEN, N.Y.C,

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1,000th varsity contest, Coach Al'
Renfrew's 200th victory at Michi-
gan, and Renfrew's 500th game asE
coach anywhere - the Wolverines
may be about to reach another
one.
The Wolverines a r e about to
finish the season with the fewest
victories since 1945. In that year,1
Michigan won three, but the sea-
son was only nine games long.
Twenty six years later the Wol-
verines head into the final two
weeks sporting a 4-14 record, and
Cubs sign
Williams
By The Associated Press
Outfielder Billy Williams, who'
holds the National League record
for consecutive games played,
signed yesterday as the Chicago
Cubs first $100,000 player. Wil-
liams, fourth in the league in hit-
ting last season, with a .322 also,
hit 42 home runs and drove in 129
runs.
In addition, Williams led thet
majors with 205 hits and 137 runss
scored. The 32 year old veteran
ended his iron man record last
September 3 at 1,117 games. Wil-
liams' signing leaves pitcher Ken<
Holtzman the only unsigned Cub.
In other signings, Oakland out-1
fielder Reggie Jackson, a hold outc
for five weeks last year, came to
terms with owner Charlie Finley
yesterday. T h e contract details
were not disclosed.
Reliefer Dennis Higgins of 1
Cleveland signed an Indians' con-
tract, leaving only four of theirr
rostered players without con-
tracts. c
The Philadelphia Phillies h a d
their contract woes eased slightly
as reserve outfielder Byron Browne1
inked the dotted line. This leavesf
the Phils with nine players un-t
signed, including their entire
starting infield of Deron Johnson,
Tony Taylor, Larry Bowa and Don
Money.

UNDEFEATED
MUHAMAAD ALI
CASSIUS CLAY'.
vs.
JOE FRAZIER
WORLD'S CHAMPION
-Exclusively on Closed Circuit
in Color

But Michigan still has a chance
to overtake either Colorado Col-
lege or Minnesota and finish out
of the cellar and in the play-offs.
The chance is slim, but if t h e
Wolverines sweep their, last four
games, two with the Gophers and
two with Michigan State, they will
finish at least ahead of Minne-
sota.
"I never give up," Renfrew
said. "You better not or you bet-
ter quit if you do." Renfrew thinks
the icers still have a chance to get
themselves together. "The statis-
tics are there, if we start putting
the puck in when we get the
chance," he said.
Minnesota, which Michigan vis-
its this weekend has a 7-12 record
and is comparable to the Wol-
verines in that it has failed to
live up to its preseason potential.
The Gophers finished first last
season but 'their performance this
year has been hindered by the loss
of their All-American goalie,
Murray MacLachlan.
Continuing to be a strong Go-
pher asset is Wally O1d s, their
All-American defenseman, con-
ceivably the top offensive defense-
man in the WCHA. In 17 games,
Olds has scored eight goals and
made eight assists.
Dean Blais, Minnesota's wing, is
also doing well this season with
six goals and 17 assists in a total
of 18 games. Blais scored 33
points for the Gophers last year,
placing second on t h e team to
center Mike Antovanich w h o
scored 43.
Renfrew, for one, cannot under-
stand Minnesota's poor record.
"They're the same team that won
last year," he said. "Hockey is a
strange game - a game of mo-
mnentum."
The odds in favor of making a
comeback against the Gophers are
higher than those favoring t h e
Wolverines against State the fol-
lowing week. "The Spartans are a
fine team this year. They'll be
tough for the Wolverines to beat,"
said Renfrew.
Michigan State has a 9-9 record
and is backed by Dan Thompson,
the second highest scorer in the
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league, and Gilles Gagnon, Bernie hopefully to make the play-offs
Gagnon's cousin, another confer-, here on Friday. Saturday's game
ence leader n nat East Lansing will likely prove
In two previous games this sea- a sellout since Spartan fans gen-
son, State eked out Michigan 6-5 erally come out in droves to see,,
and 5-4. Those games are typical the Wolverines, winners or losers.
of much of the Wolverines play If that happens, it will be the
this season. They were both heart third sellout crowd the last place
breakers. Wolverines have played before on
The Wolverines will get their the road this year. The other two
opportunity to gain revenge and were at MSU and Wisconsin.
U.S. knocks S. African ban;"
reveal Black Socker's death
By The Associated Press
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Three U.S. Congressmen on
a visit to South Africa, and the U.S. Embassy in Cape Town voiced
regret yesterday at the South African government's refusing a visa to
black tennis star Arthur Ashe.
A spokesman said the embassy "learnt with deep regret" of the
decision to bar Ashe. "The U.S. government has actively supported this
outstanding American athlete's requests as we did his previous applica-
tion," said the spokesman.

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0 CALISTOGA, Calif. - Chick Gandil, the reported leader of the
infamous 1919 Black Sox Scandal, died 10 weeks ago but his death went
virtually unnoticed until yesterday.
The former famed first baseman for the Chicago White Sox, died
Dec. 13 in a convalescent home here at the age of 82.
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0 BOSTON - George Sauer, general manager of the Boston Pa-
triots for the last two years, stepped down yesterday and was named
chief scout in the southwest for the National Football League club.
0 CINCINNATI - George Krajack, nearing the end of his fourth
straight losing season, quit yesterday as head basketball coach at i.
Xavier University and took a rap at the school's basketball program.
9 DENVER - Gary Beban, the 1967 Heisman Trophy winner at
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