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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER, 16,' 1967

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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T~URSflAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1967 TIlE MICflIf.A1~I IIAIJY V A ~

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Jim H unt:

By DAVID FOGEL .,
Jim Hunt should work in Holly- be
wood.
He would be great at make-up at
and possibly even better at cos- mt
tumes. His specialty no doubt ret
would be horror films. ba
But anyone who knows any- any
thing about Michigan sports real- Cou
izes that the Wolverines could not tor
afford to let him go west. tio
And so his abilities are restrict- be
ed to the Michigan training room
h where for the last 20 years he has
f .been taping "Mummies" that play Jun
football; masking "Frankensteins" nes
that play goalie; and even invent- 'roo
ing a few characters of his own. put
Jim Hunt is Michigan's trainer ~
and one of the most distinguished ing
make-up men in collegiate spor*s. the
He has been awarded Michigan ret
w letters and was recently selected bec
for the Helm's Hall of Fame. Dr.
1 Years of Service sev
. During the period in which he S
has worked for "University of ma
Michigan Productions," Hunt has cos
worked on such noted actors as has
ICHIGAN TRAINER JIM HUNT escorts halfback Ernie Sharpe Bump and Pete Elliott, Ron ma
ff the field in last year's Illinois game. Hunt has made this trip Kramer, Jack Clancy, and many |A
me after time since becoming trainer in 1946. Over those past others. He has served under di- nov
0 years, Hunt has received numerous awards and is considered rectors Fritz Crisler, Benny Oos- vise
ne of best in his business. terbaan, and now Bump Elliott. for
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Hunt was not always going to
a make-up man.,
I began as a pre-med major
Minnesota, but World War 1
errupted my studies. When I
urned home, I wanted to go
ck to school but there weren't
y GI Bills in those days. a
uldn't go back into medicine
I became a science and educa-I
rn major with the intention of
oming a teacher.
Hung Around
I really started training in my
nior and senior y'ears at Min-
ota. I hung around the locker
m so much, they decided to
t me to work."
Hunt actually did go into teach-
but eventually the call of
industry got to him, and he
urned to Minnesota where he
ame assistant trainer under
Spears. He came to Michigan
eral years later in 1946. I
Since that time, Hunt has seenj
ny significant changes in the
tumes of college athletes, andI
s had a hand in developing
ny of them.
As he points out, "The big word
w is 'improvise.' We must de-
e the right protective device
each injury: We were one of
r 1
'76ers
ped lift Montreal out of thel
tional Hockey League doldrums
t night in leading the Cana-
ns to a 5-1 victory over the
nnesota North Stars.
Duff collected a goal and three
ists and Richard picked up a
rker and two assists ast he
nadiens made easy work of dis-
ing of the Western Division
ansion team.
'he triumph was Montreal's
t in its last six games. In the
games the Canadiens had play-
before the Minnesota outing,
ff had only two goals and
hard three.
* * *
Penguins Fly High
ITTSBURGH - Goalie Hank
sen, playing his first game in
weeks, turned in his first shut-
of the season as the aggressive
tsburgh Penguins tripped F6hila-
phia 5-0 in a National Hockey
gue game yesterday.
illy Dea, Ab McDonald, Bob
laboug, Keith McCreary and Art
atton scored as the Penguins

faS er
the first to introduce heel cups
and some of the ear iest fiber
glass face masks were c'veloped
on this campus."
Recently this improvising has
involved the development and use
of a resorbant plastic, Insulite,
rather than the traditionally used
hard niaterial.
As Hunt described it, "You
could hold a piece in your hand
and stop the hardest pitch any
pitcher could throw."
But he was quick to add, "This
does not mean that we a r e
abandoning fiber glass," pointing
out two fiber glass goalie masks
which were just being made.
Not only does Hunt take care
of make-up and costumes, but
he is also responsible for keeping
the cast in first rate playing con-
dition. And when they do get
hurt. that too is his responsibil-
ity, and he holds the final au-
thority on whether a player is
able , Oreturn to the line-up.
'My Decision'
"If there isn't a doctor around
then it's my decision. Otherwise
I consult with them, but the
player is my responsibility until
he goes to the hospital."
Discussing the relative serious-
ness of various injuries,' Hunt ex-
plained' that spectators are most
often aware of the problems con-
cerning knee injuries-since many
key players have had to sit out a
year because of a torn cartilage
or a pulled ligament.
"However, knee injuries are not
the most serious. Players who in-
jure their knees are brought to
experts and only their play is af-
fected. It's the head and spinal
cord injuries which are most
damaging and those are the ones

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with which we are most con-.
cerned."
But the Wolverines' trainingr
room is not a Hollywood studio
nor is it as well staffed. Mich-
igan. like the vast majority of
universities, has a severely under-
'imanned training staff.
Short-handed
Hunt noted this grim fact and
related that "we are very short-a
handed here due to a shortage of
funds. There seems to be an
amazing lack of awareness by the
adiinistrators. They simply do
not ask for more trainers."
But he admitted that the prob-

lem goes more deeply than a mere
amcmnistrative oversight. "Right
nw there is a serious lack of
ciaalified trainers. For one thing
nobuay trains them. The only
reai way to learn now is through
years of experience.
"But we are beginning to get
bete education for prospective
t ainers. In fact we are now teach-
ing classes at this University."
Hunt went on to speak briefly
about the conditions present in
t n professional leagues. "There
is a completely different atmos-
phere in training in the pros and
ac a university. Here we care

&juut the player as an individual
tnsL. There they place all the
einhasis on playing -ability.
"I! a player gets hurt we will
do all we can to help him recover
e, en if he cannot play football
for us. In the pros if a player
ca .' play, they will pay him and
re'ease him."
jim Hunt, like his Hollywood
ccu Ft erparts, is a man behind
.he scenes. He doesn't get the
leadlines and he doesn't get the
glory of a first string halfback or
a ieading actor.
But like the men in Hollywood,
witxout him the show can't go on.

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By The Assogiated Press who took' over as player-coach
DETROIT -- The Detroit Pis- last season, lost in clogged traf-
tons roared back from an 18- fic, Auerbach added his one more
point second period deficit on the victory as the winingest coach in
hot shooting of Dave Bing and pro basketbagJ history.
defeated the defending World Auerbach, who turned the
Champion Philadelphia 76ers, coaching roles over to Russell in
123-120, last night. moving into the Celtics' front of-
In winniing their ninth game of fice after an eighth straight NBA
the season against only five title two years ago, earned his
losses nthe first time in their 1,038 victory as bench boss.
Detroit history they have been With Auerbach at the helm,
the Celtics moved into t h e
four games over .500 - the Pis- te ismoned ith e
ton alo nde a 6-amelosngEastern Division lead with an
tons also ended a 16-game losing 1-2 record as defending champ-
streak against the 76ers. 12rcr sdeedn cap
treakdaga11t poinsnthe td ion Philadelphia dropped to 11-3
Bing had 11 points in the% third i 2-2 ost eri.
to sprk te Pitonsfrom in a 123-120 loss to Detroit.
period Eto spark- the Pistons from ,,,,
a 12-point halftime. deficit to
only two down at the three-quar- Rockets Triumph
ter mark. BOSTON-Veteran Dave Gain-
Then in the final period he bee sparked a 41-point final per-
knocked in 16 points, making his iod for San Diego last night as the
last six shots from the field. Rockets blasted the New York
The Pistons never failed after Knickerbockers 122-108.
Eddie Miles dropped in two free New York led 84-81 going in to
throws and Terry Dischinger fol- the finale when Gambee and rookie
lowed with a basket to make Jack Jones sank three quick bas-
it 106-103 with five minutes to go. kets to .give the Rockets a lead
Bing connected for 40 . points they never relinquished.
while Dave DeBusschere' had 29 Gambee, whose 24 points were
for the winners. Hal Greer tossed high for the game, scored 15 of
in 39 for Philadelphia. them in the final period. Jones
* * * came off the bench late in the
Celtics ICt~1oious third period to contribute nine
points to the San Diego victory.
BOSTON - Boston General * * *
Manger Red Auerbach returned
to the bench as a sub for snow- Bruins Fall
bound Bill Russell and directed TORONTO-Mike Walton fired
the Boston Celties to 113-110 Na- the, three-goal hat trick last night,
tion Basketball Association victory leading Toronto to a 4-2 victory
over the San Francisco Warriors over Boston that moved the Maple
last night. I Leafs into sole possession of first
With Russell, a 12-year veteran place in the National Hockey

League's East Division.
Boston's John McKenzie

and

Ted Green and Toronto's Jim
Pappin were in the -penalty box
when Bob Pulford opened Toron-
to's scoring at 2:42 of the first
period.
Less than 112 minutes later,
Walton made it 2-0. After Boston's
Fred Stanfield had cut the Leaf's
lead in half, Walton scored again,
this time only 36 seconds after
emerging from the penalty box.
Both teams were one man short
when Walton completed his hat
trick midway through the second
period. The, three goals gave him
seven in 15 games this year.
* * *
Hulls Star
ST. LOUIS--The Hull brothers,
Bobby and Dennis, scored once
each last night as the Chicago
Black Hawks beat the St. Louis
Blues 4-1 in a National Hockey
League game.
The Blues' Ron Stewart ruined
Denis DeJordy's shutout with
about three minutes left in the
game when he guided the puck

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between the Chicago goalie's pads snapped Philadelphia's winning
and into the nets. streak at four games .
Stan Mikita scored for Chicago Bassen, who shares goal-tending
in the first period. With about 10 with Lew Binkley, had an easy
minutes remaining in the game, time as Pittsburgh's hard-check-
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Gilles Marotte and drilled a 20- the Flyers from mounting much
foot shot over the left shoulder of of an offense. He made 27 saves.
his former teammate, goalie Glenn
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* * *
Canadiens Win
MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL -
Dick Duff and Henri'Richard!

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New Jersey 123, New Orleans 114,
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