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'BUMP'

SGC-Where To Go Next?

(Continued from Preceding Page) members of kis family treat each
PERHAPS Bump's attractive other."
wife, Barbara, explains his Bump still keeps in close con-
personality best. tact with his brother Pete, a fast-
"His own family is very close. rising head coach at California.
I think the reason why he gets All the Elliotts, i n c 1 u d i n g
along with people so well is that Bump's two other brothers and his
he treats everyone the way the father, played football. Pete and
FLOWERS
ouie AND GIFTS
334 South State Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan NO 3-5049
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Bump teamed at Michigan in American and a number one
1947. J. Norman Elliott, who draft choice of the professionals.
helped coach Northwestern's line Bob Hollway, the Wolverines'
for a time and once starred for assistant line coach and a team-
Illinois Wesleyan, made sure his mate of Bump's for a season, sug-
quartet of sons was well-trained gests that one reason Bump em-
by school age. phasizes technique is that his size
required diligent work to perfect
BUT BUMP can be tough at his own.

times, too. He puts his backs
through the ruggedest of practices,
and drills continually on funda-
mentals.
Probably the most annoying
thing to the little blond is a back
who won't block or tackle. In 1957,
he continually pushed Jimmy Pace
so the speedster would polish his
blocking techniques and improve
his slow defensive maneuvers.
Sometimes he even criticized
the flashy runner in front of the
whole team. But the pressure
worked and Pace became an All)

BUMP R ARFY weighed more
than 165 pounds in his playing
days and came out of the 1948
Rose Bowl game (which Michigan
won, 49-0) tipping the scales at a
mere 150.
"He was always meticulous about
technique," recalls Hollway. "The
best example I remember was after
the '47 Illinois game, which we
won, 14-7.
"He squatted to make a tackle
and missed his man. The next
Monday, Bump and Hank Fonde

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(now Ann Arbor High's coach) got
out to practice way ahead of
everyone else and started work-
ing on tackling."1
The work payed off, though.
Bump earned All American honors
from the annual Coaches Poll and
was named Most Valuable Player
in the Big Ten. The MVP award
was especially eye-catching since
he won it .over teammate Bob
Chappuis, one of Michigan's all-
time great halfbacks.
IN HIS senior year, he led the
Big Ten in scoring with 36
points, rushed 68 times for. a
6.7-yard average, and paced con-
ference pass catchers with 303
yards on 14 catches.
He also was the only man on
the 1947 team to be both an of-
fensive and defensive regular.
Bump still doesn't know why
Kip Taylor signed him as an un-
tried assistant in 1949 when the
former became head coach at
Oregon State. "Evidently he must
have talked to some people," says
Bump who was a history major
as an undergraduate and never
took a physical education course.
After three years with the
Beavers, Elliott joined up with
Forest Evashevski when the latter
was appointed to the Iowa post.
With Bump coaching his backs,
"Evy" guided the Hawkeyes into
their first Rose Bowl in 1957.
"He's the finest young coach in
the country," Evashevski told Tom
Harmon when Bump was beckoned
back to Ann Arbor.
BUMP was an ardent recruiter
at Iowa, and expects to get
on the "banquet circuit" for the
University soon. He helped "steal"
such Michigan prep stars as Kevin
Furlong, Willie Flemming and
Don Horn away from the Wol-
verines and Michigan State.
The football season and the im-
mediate banquet tour combine to
make a "fatherless household" for
Barbara and the three children.
The Mrs. calls it "the longest
season of the year."
"Coaching is a sunrise to sun-
down job," Bump agrees but says
he does get some free time later
in the week when game plans are
set.
The likable couple met while
Bump was attending Purdue in
1943. They were married six years
later.
Bill, named after his father, is
the oldest of the children and is
the "least blond" blond. Bob, age
five, whose namesake was uncle
Pete (Peter Robert) is the "tow-
head blond," while Betsy, age
four, is rated "a reddish blond"
by her parenits.
FOOT^BAL consumes most of
Bump's thoughts-but so far
there still has been time for golf,
("But it's diminished more every
time he got a new appointment,"
Barbara said.)
"I'm just a hamburg at the
game," jokes Bump. "But the exer-
cise helps keep my weight down.
I haven't gained too much (only
five pounds) from my. playing
weight-although I have lost a
little hair."
Bump didn't mention the many
times he steps into the defense at
practice to hold blocking dum-
mies. More than once his husky
backs have swept him off his feet.

(Continued from Page 10)
deteriorate into something most
unpleasant.
JF' A GROUP of well meaning
students calendars your acti-
vity at the wrong time, approves
your constitution too late for some
big dance or meeting, schedules
sorority rushing in the spring in-
stead of the fall, and then closes
the library at noon, you -can al-
ways defeat these people at elec-
tio'As, talk to them over cups of
poisoned tea, or simply hang them
in effigy. But if the radministra-
tion does these things, all youI
can do is leave school.
If a group of students is seri-
ously disturbed by some Univer-
sity rule or regulation (like the
strict driving rules which were in
force until recently), it cannot
do very much to change things.
But SGC, recognized by the Re-
gents, the president and the deans
can, (and did) get the rules
changed. So it is sometimes useful
to have a student government,
after all.
MANY SGC projects are begun
with the best of intentions,
only to be abandoned when un-
foreseen difficulties develop.
The much publicized "Reading
and Discussion Group" appears to
have bitten off about fifty more
books than it could chew, al-
though this issue is still in doubt.
The proposed Course Evaluation
Handbook failed because of an.
almost comical lack of foresight
by its supporters.
Campus Chest was probably one
of the best ideas ever proposed by
SGC. Unfortunately the students
found it easier to dodge one
bucket drive than four, so the
project failed.
pE MOTIVES of SGC mem-
bers are often questioned. It

But It is disappointing to ob-
serve how many supposedly ra-
tional people have gone off their
trolleys since SGC's Sigma Kappa
decision.
We see now the ama .ing spec-
tacle of a sizable and vocal sec-
tion of the student body demand-
ng more administration control
and less student government con-
trol simply because student gov-
-!rnment ruled Sigma Kappa in
violation of some University rule
or other.
This is certainly a rather short-
sighted view, for it is fairly ob-
vious that these same students
would be in an exactly opposite
position if it had been the admin-
istration that found Sigma Kappa
in violation of a rule, and it was
student government that was at-
tempting to get this decision re-
versed.
CHANGING the membership of
an elected group which fails
to carry out the wishes of the vot-
ers is to be expected. But abolish-
ing or weakening the elected
group is something else again.
Students who advocate the
abolition or weakening of the
power of their own representatives
are somewhat in a class with the
man who shoves his new automo-
bile off a cliff because the brakes
don't work. The cure is effective
but expensive, and it will be most
unfortunate next week or next
month when your government or
your car might be needed.
The future of student govern-
ment is a popular subject for
speculation.
During the past few months,
SGC has suddenly found the offi-
cial administration policy of the
University to be in conflict with
an SGC decision. More specifically,
student government now finds that
it is not trusted, that it cannot
carefully consider a certain matter

I WO ROADS are now open to
student government. It can
attempt to work in closer coopera-
tion with the office of student af-
fairs, and become something of an
official consultant representing
I"student opinion." Or it can re-
turn again to the status of an
unofficial pressure group.
At this particular point, it seems
much more realistic to adopt the
first proceedure. The first goal of
student government must be ef-
fectiveness. If student government
must lose some of its presumed
,autonomy to become more effec-
tive in acting as liaison between
students and faculty-administra-
tion, this must be done.
It may be difficult to work with
and consult with members of a
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But all these comments only
deal with some of the symptoms
of the single significant problem
SGC is right now up against.
This problem is, simply stated,
that members seem to be more
concerned with playing the roles
they think they are expected to
play; and less concerned with
thinking logically and (perhaps)
in a creative manner.
CAMPUS opinion regarding its
student government changes
with each breeze.
After the much-awaited modi-
fication of the driving ban, every-
one loved student government.
When SGC was investigating
methods of getting students bet-
ter seats at football games, SGC
was popular. When SGC threw a

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THIS, THEN, is the man who
will guide Michigan. He is a
man who will be better known to
the public than President Harlan
Hatcher. He is a man who can
make or break 80 years of a great
tradition.
How long he will have to ac-
complish his plans no one knows.
(One student, a math major, has
it "figured" though: Bump will
be here 12 years since his im-
mediate predecessors Harry Kipke,
H. 0. Crisler and Oosterbaan
were here nine, ten and eleven
seasons, respectively.)
But Michigan followers can be
sure of one thing: they have a
man'who will earn respect of those
who preceded him . .. Yost . ..
Wieman ... Kipke ... Crisler.,.
Oosterbaan ... all of whom were
elected- to the Football Hall of
Fame as players or coaches.
ICHIGAN DAILY MAGAZINE

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