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ER 28, 1962





Lund Quits

To Head Tiger Farm Clubs
..::: :. Former Detroit Outfielder
Assumes Campbell's Post
(Continued from Page 1)


Tonight's the Night


A TigerGai
It's only natural that a man should desire to move up in his
profession. When one sees a chance for financial or professional
gain, it's usually taken. That's the way this life works. Don Lund
had his chance yesterday and he wisely took it. It couldn't have
been an easy decision.
As a baseball coach he had the most desirable position of any
coach in the land. His charges won the national and world titles
last year and only two players of significance had graduated, catcher
Joe Merullo and marathon pitcher John Kerr. The team is easily
the choice to repeat as NCAA champs and should annex the Big
Ten title that barely eluded them last year.
Not only that, but it was his own team. He had recruited
most of the players personally from his native Detroit sand lots
as he brought Michigan from seventh place to first place in
three years.
What made it harder was that John Fetzer, owner of the Tigers,
came to him to offer the job. Lund was not job hunting. It was a
tantalizing offer. It was an administrative job that still allowed him
the chance to remain close to young ballplayers, what must be his
life work.
Arrival Was Rumored...
The resignation came with much more suddeness than his 1959
hiring. He was rumored in line for the job almost a year before the
University mandatory retirement age forced Ray Fisher to the
Fisher was not the easiest guy to replace. He had become an
institution to the Michigan diamond, having coached Wolverine
teams for 38 years. But Lund was a natural. He had starred in
1944 as a hard-hosed fullback and could have gone into pro-
fessional football if he had desired. The 1944 football letter was
his third in that sport. He also had three apiece in basketball
and baseball, making him one of a select list of nine-letter men.
Old Michigan grads usually get the first call for coaching jobs
here, but Lund had other attributes. He had been a player, scout
and coach in the majors. These credentials soon made him one of
the best college coaches in the 'land.
Five On Detroit.
It's tough to see him go, but as an old cynical Tiger fan, it's
nice to see those boys do something right for a change. With' Lund
handling the Tiger cubs, it might be worth a sawbuck to predict the
Tigers for 1965.
His abrupt resignation didn't even give rumors chance to
form about his successor, but the probable choice is Moby Bene-
dict, a classy shortstop and captain for Michigan six years ago.
Benedict has served as assistant ce ach to Lund and helped
recruit and coach the present team.
Whoever the successor., however, it will .be tough to forget Lund.
He was friendly, easygoing and personable. His office in the athletic
administration building was one of the most frequently visited. Un-
fortunately Fetzer too found his door open.
Minnesota Has Line;
Wisconsin Has End

RESIGNS-Don Lund announce
gan where he had coached for
Tiger organization as director of
squad last season won the NCAA


Mouth guare
T Diminis
Plastic mouthguards will save
many teeth of Michigan football
players this season; ask someone
like John Marcum who has learn-
ed by experience.
Along with almost all the Michi-
gan gridders, Marcum has been
wearing a mouthpiece 'of vinyl
plastic during practice. But the
one dayrthat the starting right
guard from Monroe forgot to
bring his mouthpiece to practice,
someone kicked him in the mouth
and busted two of his front teeth
This unfortunate incident of last
-Wednesday points up the danger of
an unprotected mouth in a contact
sport like football. The Michigan
hockey team used the mouth-
guards last season and even the
force of a hard hit puck to the
mouth ofaa skater was known to
have been repelled by the guard.
Perfects Guard
Trainer Jim Hunt and Prof. Wil-
liam C. Godwin of the School of
Dentistry have been working on
the problem of perfecting a mouth-
guard for the past decade. The
guard which last season's hockey
team used and this season's foot-
ball team is using satisfies all the
requirements for adequate mouth
protection although improvements
will continue to be made.
The problem of mouth injuries
in football has been a serious one.
According to the Michigan High
School Athletic Association, about
10 per cent of all football injuries
in the state during the past tens
years has been to the region of
the.mouth. Over 200 mouth injur-
ies were reported to the state as-
sociation from high school players
during the 1961 season.
Similarly college players have
been troubled with injuries to the
mouth. Injuries have resulted de-
spite the protection afforded by
the face-mask attached to the hel-
met. Most injuries have been caus-
ed by an opponent's elbow or foot
or fist reaching the mouth area
from under the face-mask. Blows
administered under the jaw also
have been known to have caused
injury to the mouth and teeth.
This season Michigan high
school players are compelled to
wear the mouthguards for the first
time. All high schools in the coun-

Crisler, meanwhile, expressed re-
gret at the loss of Lund. "He had
a remarkable record as an athlete,c
as a coach, as a gentleman,"
Crisler said.
The resignation came as a com-f
plete surprise to the team and1
-most heard the news for the firstI
time over the television. "We are'
very sorry to see him go," captain
Joe Jones said. "The fellows re-
spected him-there isn't anything
we wouldn't do for him."
Lund kept his offer a carefully
guarded secret because John Fet-
zer, owner of the Tigers, offered
him the position weeks before the
fall term started. "I've been a
month or more debating the op-
portunity. I am leaving with a lot
of mixed emotions. It .wasn't a job
I sought-they came to me."
-Daily-Bruce Taylor Lund cited the "possibility 'of a
ed his decision to leave Michi- sound organization under Fetzer,"
four years and join the Detroit as one of the reasons which sway-
minor league operations. Lund's ed him. While the amount of his
title. salary was not ndisclosed, it was
definitely a financial advance-
Lund's new job will not actually
begin until Jan. 1, but he said
that he would be attending the
winter meetings. "I am going to
d DPed attempt to learn as much about
the organization as I can in the
hHe will be directly responsible
for all movement of minor league
" players in the Tiger organization
try except those of Texas are re- as well as the signing of all new
quired to outfit their players with ballplayers.
mouthguards this season by the Lund is not new to either the
National High School Athletic As- Tigers or Detroit. He starred at
sociation. Detroit's Southeastern High be-
Exhibits Guard fore coming to Michigan in 1942
Dr. Godwin set up an exhibit at where he won nine varsity letters
the Michigan State Fair where in football, basketball, and base-
plastic guards were made for 700 ball.
persons in a week. About 285,000 A major league baseball career
persons passed through the exhibit finally brought him back to De-
and it was awarded the Governor's troit when the Tigers brought him
Troph fsorebeup at the end of the 1952 season.
booth at the Fair. He roamed the Briggs Stadium
The present mouthguard is both outfield for the next two"years
cheaper and faster to make than before becoming a scout for the
those of past years. Dr. Godwin Tigers for the 1955-56 seasons.
made a mouthguard in 35 minutes It was in the latter capacity
recently whereas the process used that he learned the administra-
to take about six days only a few tion end of baseball that qualified
years ago. his jump. He became a Tiger
A transparent plastic plate is coach during 1957 and 1958 and
shaped to the individual, player's was then being rumored for the
Michigan coaching job as the then
upper set of teeth in the final pros- Michigan coach, Ray Fisher, near-


Records up to 50% off
Tape up, to 33'/;% off
Equipment up to 20% off
Recorders up to 20%, off
Needles up to 50% off


ed the mandatory retirement age.
Official pronouncement as Mich-
igan coach finally came in the fall
of 1958.
During his tenure, many Mich-
igan players signed with the Tig-
ers, the most recent being $100,000
bonus baby Bill Freehan. Other
Michigan players to sign with the
Tigers were Steve Boros, Bill Ro-
man, Dave Brown, and Wil

Time is fast running out to put>-
your name down in Michigan foot-
ball history. The deadline for en-1
tries in The Michigan Daily's
Name the Platoons Contest is mid-
night tonight.
Track, Anyone?
Anyone interested in trying
out for the Michigan varsityl
track team report to Yost Field
House today or anytime next
week between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m.i
Save your Michigan football
team from the ignominity of en-
tering the Nebraska game with-
out a witty, urbane, intellectual;
in short typically Michigan name
for its both ways platoon and its
offensive platoon.
Now is the time to show the

Saturday crusaders what you real-
ly think of their efforts. Names
such as Spartans, Buckeyes, or
Woodie's cousins are strictly for-
If you still need added incentive
The Michigan Daily is offering two
free tickets to the Michigan Thea-
tre, currently showing "Damn the
Cut your classes, forget lunch,
stand-up your date; only your
imagination stands between you
and Michigan campus immortality.

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the last
of a two-part series on how the Big
Ten Conference stacks up for the
coming season.)'
Minnesota once again has a big
line bulwarked by 218-lb. All-
America tackle Bobby Bell but the
Gophers will have a tough time
finding someone to replace Sandy
.Stephens, the school's first All-
America quarterback in 52 years.
Stephens broke six all-time rush-'
ing and passing records for the
Gophers and led the team to two
straight trips to the Rose Bowl.
The Wildcats of Northwestern
are hoping to make a run toward
the top rungs of the Conference
ladder with the return of almost
their entire 1961 offensive unit.
Despite the, loss of tackles Fate
Echols and Bud Melvin and de-
fensive end Al Kimbrough, North-
western will field a line strength-
ened by the return of 18 lettermen
plsadditions from a fine sopho-
more crop.
Veteran fullback Bill Swingle,
who averaged 6 yards per carry
last season will get help from
r speedy senior Paul Flatley to form
a capable ground attack. Sopho-
more Mel Myers, who completed
20 of 24 passes last week against
South Carolina to tie a Northwest-
ern record, is the highly regarded
Wildcat signal caller.
Wisconsin finished fifth in the
Big Ten last year on the strength
of Ron Miller's passing and Pat
Richter's fine receiving. Miller was
the nation's second leading passer,
picking up 1,487 yards and 11
touchdowns by completing 104 of

198 attempts. Richter was also
America's second leading collegiate
pass catcher, nabbing 47 passes
for 817 yards and eight TD's.
Indiana didn't win a Big Ten
game last season and the Hoosiers
still bear the affects of the NCAA-
Big Ten probation which hurt
Hoosier recruiting. With few jun-
iors Indiana will field mainly a
senior sophomore team with cen-
ter Jack Holder in the line and
halfbacks Marv Woodson and Nate
Ramsey as its key personnel.
Illinois lost every game last sea-
son, but things are getting bet-
ter. This year the Illini will field
a 218-lb. line and the return of
halfbacks Jim Warren and Norm
Willis, after being expelled last
season, gives the running attack
much needed punch.
Choosen For
Athletic Year
Michigan's cheerleading squad
will have more bounce to the
ounce this fall.
Five underclassmen - t h r e e
sophomores . and two freshmen-
have won spots on the team, ac-
cording to Captain Pete Cox. Be-
sides Cox, veterans Tom Ooster-
lind, Paul Attar and Phil Bolton
return from last year. The rookies
are sophomores, Barry Cramer,
Gary Irwin and Fred Sanders. The
freshmen are John Candler and
Ed Langdon.

ess. The guard is only about one-
eighth of an inch thick but it has
amazing strength since the bsock
is absorbed by the full set of
teeth and not just one or two.
Faults Fixed
Improvements in this type of
mouthguard make it possible for
players to communicate clearly
with each other. Other faults of
past mouthguards such as bad
taste, looseness, and interference
with breathing are eliminated in
the new type.
The first step in making the
mouthguard is to make a mould
impression of the individual's up-
per set of teeth. Elastic impres-
sion material is put on a metal
tray which fits into the mouth.
After three minutes the elastic
hardens enough so that the tray
can be taken out of the mouth with
an impression of the teeth.
Dr. Godwin said that there is
nothing unusual about football
player's mouths except that, "They
are all so big." He was forced to
order extra large trays since some
of the impressionsof the football
player's mouths wouldn't fit on the
trays he ordinarily used.
After the first impression is
made in the elastic material, a
stone cast of the impression is
formed by pouring a plaster-like
substance into the impression and
letting it harden. Then the stone
cast is placed on top of a vacuum
box for the final step.

Turville Moves
To Strengthen
U.S. Tennis
MIAMI OP) - Edward Turville,
the president of the U.S. Lawn
Tennis Association, said yesterday
that one of the reasons U.S. ten-
nis is in bad shape is that Ameri-
can amateurs are forced to turn
professional while Europeans pay
little attention to amateur rules.
He also pointed out that Aus-
tralian men do not have to go
into military service. "To com-
pete with such players who play
competitively 12 months a year is
not an easy task," he said.
"Because of the strict regula-
tions concerning the amateur code
in the United States, our players
are forced to turn professional,"
he said. "In other countries top
players remain in an amateur clas-
sification for years, mainly be-
cause little attention is paid to the
amateur rules in Europe."
To help meet the competition,
he said, the Junior Davis Cup
Squad will be increased to four
teams by 1963, which means that
instead of eight top juniors re-
ceiving tournament experience, 30
or 40 will get the experience.

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