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Page Six


Thursday, May 29, 1969

Athletic Department makes it official- ,i ta

ts take all-sports title

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Stadium to have synthetic turf by fall
The Athletic Department made it official yesterday.
Michigan Stadium, the largest football arena in the country,
will have an artificial carpet in time for this fall's first foot-
ball game.
Athletic Director Don Canham announced plans for in-
stalling Tartan Turf from wall to wall in the 101,001 seat
edifice after the formality of approval by the Board in Con-
trol of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Canham also hopes to put Tartan Turf down on one of
the practice fields on Ferry Field. Canham feels that it isr
essential to- have this practice area so that the players will

New York
prep s tar
The fortunes of University of
Michigan basketball may be on the
rise. The athletic department an-
nounced yesterday that one of the
truly outstanding high school cage
prospects in the country would be
attending Michigan this fall.
Henry Wilmore, a six-foot four
senior at Rockwood Academy in
Lenox, Massachusetts, has official-
ly announced his intention to en-
ter Michigan this fall.
Wolverine cage mentor Johnny
Orr said yesterday that "Wilmore
is one of the best high school
players in the country. Henry can
play anywhere, but we'll probably
use him in the corner."
During the past season at Rock-
wood Wilmore averaged 33 points
and 23 rebounds a game. His
single game highs were 47 points
against Milford Academy of Con-
necticut and 39 rebounds against
De Witt Clinton High School of
New York City.
This past season The Boston
Globe named Wilmore to the All-
New England Prep School Team
and prior to entering Rockwood,
Wilmore had been named to the
P.S.A.L. All New York City Team,
first team in 1968 and had received
Honorable Mention in 1967.
Wilmore's exploits were not con-
fined to the basketball court. The
200-pounder also excelled in cross-
country, baseball and tennis as
well as in the classroom.
The New York City native had
an average of 88 and was third in
a graduating class of 19.
Wilmore is only the second bas-
ketball player to be successfully
recruited for the 1969-1970 fresh-
man.basketball team. John Lock-
ard, a six-foot-seven cager from
Detroit Pershing, announced in
January his intention of attending'
Orr said yesterday that the Wol-
verines were close to adding sev-
eral other athletes. "We've got our
eyes on a few boys, but we don't
like to announce anything until
it's official. I think we'll have a
real good team."
Other players, who could be
considering Michigan, are Ron
King, a Kentucky all-stater, and
Melvin Davis, who played for
Brooklyn's Boys' High. Both visit-
ed Ann Arbor with Wilmore last

adjust to the synthetic grass. W
The money for the practice field
turf would come from the Intra-
mural Advisory Board. Because the
Boards gets their money from gen-
eral funds, this project will need
Regental approval.
Canham is optimistic that the
Regents will approve the field at
their June meeting.
The Intramural Advisory has
already funded money to be used
for the installation of lights on
the practice area, allowing this
field to be used at night by club
sport and Intramural groups. Both
the stadium and the practice fieldM
will be open for use by these
groups when they are not .in use .
by the football team. c
Canham estimates that the sta-
dium, used only about ten times t
each year for games and scrim-
mages, could now be used at least H
100 times annually. -
"The advantages of this instal-
lation are just too numerous to
ignore," Canham said. "The manu-
facturers agreed to install it at
their original price. Increasing de-S
mand for Tartan Turf also made Hu]
it imperative for us to act now. I ped
believe very major institutions will exp
be playing on artificial turf within roll
the next five years." tor
Maintenance costs will also be yesi
drastically reduced. Unlike regular D
grass, synthetic turf are impervi- vict
ous to wear and weather. The Hia
University, however, does not plan oft
to cast out the old stadium grass S
entirely out the door. Hia
The extisting turf will be strip- and
ped and relaid on Ferry and South La
Ferry Fields to replace badly worn
surfaces on these areas. cor
Perhaps the biggest advantage eig]
of Tartan Tu'f is the reduction of trie
injuries that seems to accompany Ke
its use. Michigan head coach Bo Hu
Schembechler noted that "studies Hia
have shown that football injuries
are really cut down with the use u
of this artificial surface. Other ard
coaches who have played on this the
type of surface are unanimous in ing
their approval." - the
Research into rugby injuries has pin
conclusively shown that there is a pin
impressive drop in leg injuries on one
an artificial surface. Rugby's con- str
tinuous. play usually completely Str'
decimates a normal grass surface len
in one or two games, but it would run
not even fare a'sythetic surface. left
The Daily has learned from re-
liable sources that the Grand Ex
Rapids Alumni Association is con-M
sidering making a sizeable gift to tere
the Athletic Department to help dro
finance the project. Canham, and
when questioned by The Daily, said Do
that he had as yet received no of- nig
ficial mention of any such project stre
from any group.
Canham went on to explain that
the gift had been mentioned in an
extremely off-hand manner and
that the offer was not now con-
sidered either binding or assured.
A past president of the alumni
group said that he had not heard
mention of specific sums and that
the group had not met formally to
consider the proposal.

For the fourteenth time in
twenty years, Michigan has won
the overall Big Ten athletics
championship with an average of
7.71 points per sport out of a pos-
sible ten. The Michigan State
Spartans, perenially second place
finishers, followed with 7.04, with
Indiana and Minnesota next, each
with 6.46 points.
First place finishes in gym-
nastics, hockey, and tennis pulled
the Wolverine average up. State
managed to top the league in
cross country, wrestling, and golf.
Each first place finish means ten
points for that school; there are
nine points awarded for second,
and so on down. No school can
possibly average under one point
per sport.
Other firsts were Indiana in
swimming, Minnesota in baseball,
Ohio State in football and fencing,
Purdue in basketball, and Wiscon-
sin in outdoor track and indoor
The averages took into account
thirteen sports, although a school's
average is not affected by not en-
tering the competition in a cer-
tain sport. Michigan did not com-
pete in fencing, for example, and
only three teams, Michigan State,'
Ohio State and Wisconsin par-
ticipated in all thirteen sports.
The Wolverines' first place fin-
ish was weakly contested by Mich-
igan State. Even though MSU
matched the Wolverines in first
place finishes, poor showings in
football, baseball, tennis, and bas-

Twins' Martin



played for self, niot for team 1
By The Associated Press
* WASHINGTON - Rookie Minnesota manager Billy Martin,
jumping from one controversy to another, yesterday tempered critical
remarks he made about Ted Williams, the Hall-of-Famer and last
man to hit .400.
Martin- denied saying Williams was one of the worst players he
ever saw but indicated strongly he did not believe the former Boston
Red Sox great, now Washington manager, was much of a team player.
"I never played with him on the same team but he never did
slide into me as. long as I was playing second base," Martin said
before the Twins-Senators game. "As a second baseman you expect
to be taken out into left field. He used to run out of the baseline.
"Everybody judges players a little different. I judge a player by
what he does for his ball club and not what he does for himself. I
think the name of the game is self-sacrifice."
Williams, who came out of eight years of retirement to manage
the Senators this season, said he had not seen the story on Martin's
comments, "so I won't say anything." He did, however, take exception
to remarks about this base running.
"I was on base an awful lot," Williams said, "and I led the
league in scoring six times, so I must have gone around second quite
a bit. I must have done some sliding somewhere."

ketball hurt the Spartans severely
in their futile attempt to overtake
the 'M' total. As expected the Wol-F
verines topped State's total mainly
because of their consistency in
other sports. These included foot-
ball, swimming, wrestling, and in-
door and outdoor track, in all of
which Michigan scored at least a
third place finish.
So, thanks to the minor sports,
Michigan pulled out another suc-

cessful year. Perhaps we should
show more support for those sports
like tennis and gymnastics, and
less for baseball, basketball, and
football. So forget Rudy Tom-
janovich and Ron Johnson, sports
fans. Our real heroes are stars like
Dick Dell, Ron Rapper, and Pete
Cornell, on whom 'M' sports fans
can depend on each year for strong
showings when we fail at the
major sports.



ICIIGAN STADIUM, the nation's largest, will be carpeted with a synthetic turf by this fall. The
niversity also hopes to have a portion of Ferry Field,, seen in this picture behind the stadium,
overed and lighted for club sport and intramural use as well as for football practice. Wisconsin
nstalled it last season and was pleased with the results, and Michigan State will also have it by
his fall.


Cubs outslug Giants; Nats veto Twins

AN FRANCISCO - Randy Staked to a 2-0 first-inning lead
ndley's grand slam homer cap- on triples by Willie Davis and Tom
a seven-run, second-inning Haller around Kosco's RBI single.
losion, and the Chicago Cubs Sutton breezed to his sixth victory,
ed to a free-swinging 9-8 vie- in 10 decisions. He struck out five
y over the San Francisco Giants and walked one.
terday.* *
Jon Kessinger saved the Cubs''
tory when he threw out Jack Mets squeak byj
att at the plate for the last out
the game. NEW YORK - Bud Harrelson
ingles by Willie McCovey and followed an intentional walk with
att put runners at first and sec- a bases-loaded, one-out single,
with two out in the ninth, driving in an unearned run in the
d Davenport came to bat for Hal 11th inning as the New York Mets
nier. outlasted the San Diego Padres
le doubled to the left field 1-0 last night.

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East Division
W L Pet.
xBaltimnore 32 14 .696
Boston 27 15 .643
Detroit 22 18 .550
Washington 22 26 .458
New York 21 25 .457
xCleveland 10 27 .270
West Division
Minnesota 24 18 .571
Oakland 22 18 .550
Kansas City 21 22 .488
xSeattle 20 21 .488


East Division
W L - Pet.
Chicago 30 16 .652
Pittsburgh 22 21 .512
St. Louis 21 23 .477
New York 19 23 .452
Philadelphia 17 23 .425
Montreal 11 29 .275


0 NEW YORK - Dave Stallworth, a 6-foot-7 forward whose
basketball career was believed ended by a heart attack two years ago,
will resume playing with the New York Knickerbockers next season.
Stallworth, one of the Knicks' top draft choices in 1965, suffered
a myocardial infraction during a series at San Francisco in March,
1967. He has been under treatment since.
,, * * *
* ANAHEIM - Slugging first baseman Dick Stuart, whose pro-
fessional baseball career since 1951 ranged through 13 cities, with
stops in Mexico City and Tokyo, was given his outright release by the
California Angels yesterday.
* * * *
" TORONTO - The dream of seeing top National Hockey League
stars playing for Canada in the world hockey championship died
officially yesterday.
Hap Emms, managing director of Canada's national team, said,
"I don't think that we are in a position or should be in a position
to touch the protected NHL professionals-that is the 20 players they
Emms made the statement during a news conference following
a day-long meeting of Hockey Canada, the government-supported
group of sportsmen. and businessmen charged with fielding a strong
team to represent the country during the world championships in
Montreal and Winnipeg next spring.



ner, driving in the Giants' Cleon Jones opened the inning
hth run, but Billy Williams re- by reaching first base on shortstop
ved the ball, fired to shortstop Tommy Dean's throwing error.
ssinger and Kessinger threw to Ofter Ed Kranepool struck out.
indley at the plate, who tagged Frank Reberger relieved loser Bil-
att. ly McCool, 1-1, and Ron Swo-
boda singled Jones to third. Jerry
WASHINGTON - Frank How- Grote was walked and Harrelson
laced a run-scoring single in followed with his line drive hit
ninth inning, giving the Wash- to left field, ending the Mets' five-
ton Senators a 4-3 victory over game losing streak.
Minnesota Twins last night. J
eft-hander Jim Kaat walked Jerry Koosman baffled the
ch hitter Mike Epstein with Padres for the first 10 innings,
out in the ninth. Ed Brinkman yielding only four hits and striking
ukout, ntheinhEdrnkmanout 15, a Mets' record and the
oud raced to third on Hank Al- hightest total in the National
s single and scored the winning League this season.
on Howard's single down the
field line. * PAUL CAMELET
epos plundered for Men and Women
alterations and remodeler
IONTREAL-Don Sutton scat- specialties in shortening ladies
ed five hits and Andy Kosco coats, slacks, and skirts.
ye in two runs with a single No longer with Camelet Bros.
in business for himself
dghomer as the Los Angeles1 I 03 S. University
dgers whipped Montreal 6-0 last! above the drug store
ht, stretching the Expos' losing b d663-4381
eak to 12 games. E

Chicago 18 19 .48
xCalifornia 12 28 .30(
x-late game not included
Yesterday's Results
Baltimore at Seattle, inc.
Boston 4, Kansas City 3
Cleveland at California, inc.
Detroit 3 Oakland 2
Chicago 7, New York 6
Washington 4, Minnesota 3
Today's Games
Detroit at Oakland
Baltimore at Seattle, night
Boston at Kansas City
Only games scheduled


West Division
Atlanta 28 14 .667 --
Los Angeles 25 17 .595 3
San Francisco 24 20 .545 5
Cincinnati 21 19 .525 6
Houston 23 24 .489 712
San Diego 18 30 .375 13
Yesterday's Results
Chicago 9, San Francisco 8
Houton 7, Philadelphia 6, 10 innings
Cincinnati 7, Pittsburgh 6
St .Louis 6, Atlanta 2
Los Angeles 6, Montreal 0
New York 1, San Diego 0, 11 innings
Today's Games
Los Angeles at Montreal, night'
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, night
Only games scheduled





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doing now.
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I'd only take it right
out again.
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from Equitable. It not only
gives you and the family
you're going to have a
lifetime of protection,
it also builds cash values
you can use for emergencies,
opportunities, or even

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No, Im trying to find
where I stashed some dough.


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