THE U. OF M. DAILY
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C. D. CARY, Gr. L. J. F. TnoMAs, '97.
S. E. KNArFEN, '98. G. R. Sms, '99.
R. C. FAULDS, '99 M.
G. B. HAnisoN,'96 L.
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C. A. Houghtan,'96 D. Susannah Rich'dson,'98
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R. C. Ouch, '99 hl. 11. B. Gammon, '98 9.
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high standard and do credit to the
departments by whose students they
are published. A barnacle like this
"souvenir," although well gotten up,
is a prostitution of legitimate work
which should be painly stanped as
Two opinions seem to prevail in re-
gard to the U. of M. Daily which the
editors desire to correct. The hrst of
these is that the paper is run as an
advertising sheet, on the same princi-
ple as a handbill and that the space
which should be given up to news
matter can be purchased by a mjdi-
cious extension of favors. This is ab-
solutely false, no exception being
made even when so high a dignitary
as the chairman of a class social com-
mittee is concerned. The Daily is now
running more news by two colunns
daily than any other college new -
paper in the United State. While the
selection of news may not be the best
possible from an expert's standpoint,
since the editors are amateurs who do
this work in addition to their regular
University courses, yet it is made in
a manner which the editors believe
will meet with the approval of the
faculties and students of all depart-
ment, and is not in the interest of
any clique or organization. It may
be dithiult to distinguish items of
news from advertising matter In so
small a paper and in order to avoid
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to linger in the nind of some students
is that this paper is a chiritable en-
terprise, printed to be subscribed for
by one's neighbor. The "sponge" is
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community, and in most instinces he
is entirely too familiar. A determined
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delivery of the Daily to our subscrib-
ers by putting a stop to this sneak
THE '96 TRACK TEAM
The same general methods will be
followed as last year in the training
of the track team, except that more
opportunities will be given for com--
petition ad1 the experience it givea,
both in indoor and outdoor eselts.
The training of the candidates for the
team is entirely under the direction of
Mr. Fitzpatriek, who will direct mat-
ters as far as possible in the gymna-
siml and will of course exercise per-
sonal supervision over the outdoor
As for the work in the gymnasium,
it ,is undertaken for the purpose of
getting the men into condition pysi-
cally and developing them so far as
practicable before going outioors.
There is so little time here when it is
possible to go out on the athletic field
that most men cannot be got intol
shape to do their best, at least without
overworking them, if at all. By work-
ing in the gymnasium they get the
edge worn off, so that when they go
outside they do not have to spend the
first week or so in getting ready to
get down to real training. Then, too,
a new man can learn a good deal
about form in the various events
which will save him mouch time when
he gets outdoors. Added to this is the
advantage that comes from competi-
tion Js indoor events.
The general plan of work has been
set forth before, but may be repeated.
All who intend to try for the short
dashes,, the quarter-mile run, hurdle
events, high or broad jumps, or pole
vault should have practice at starting
off the mark three times ia week on
the running track. Distance runners
should report to Mr. Fitzpatrick at
least twice or three times a week, and
he will tell them what distance to
run each time. Hurdlers can practice
at getting the form over the sticks on
the 'main floor of men gymnasium at
any time. High jumpers can of course
practice at any time, and they should
aill go into the competition for the D.
K. E. cup without fail. There ought
to be fifteen or more contestants for
that this year.
Those who wish to learn the pole
vault or practice at it should come
early in the gafternaooo, at least before
3:30. A vaulting block is now pro
v mland d r. PtzpAtrcl :willbe athere
to assist in any way. fhort potters
event should come to Mr. Fitzpatrick
or myself at anytime. So far no men
seem to be working at this event. The
mile walkers will report to Mr. Fitz-
patrick each time for instructions, the
same as the distance runuers
The indoor work is meant to be only
preliminary, and all candidates are
cautioned against tloing too mIuchl
work. At the same time, there is so
far not enough regularity about the
work. All the men who have done
anything hitherto on the track and
field should come out at once, and all
others, whether they have ever done
leges, the management is now trying
to arrange games with Un'ion College,
of Schenectady, N. Y., which expects
to send a strong track team west in
the spring, and with California, last
year's champions. The latter meet
would be a most desirable cne to
bring about, as the westerners pos-
sess many athletes of unquestioned
strength, having won a number of de-
cisive victories in the East last year.
Michigan and California were to have
met in ie past season, but the meet
fell through owing to disagreements
between the managements over oUe
or two technical points. Such difficul-
ties, however, we hope to overcome
anything in this branen of athletics this year and an exciting meet will be
or not, are urged to make a trial the result.
There are fourteen events to compete Take it all in all, the truck men will
in, and everyone can find something have plenty to do in the coming season
lie cat do amiorg the numiboers.
J A. LIE RtY.
Concerning Michigan's prospects in
track athletics for the coining season,
little can as yet be said. Judging,
however, from the interest which has
already begun to be exhibited -e
should conclude that a winning team
w.1l be produced. True, we lost some
of our best athlete, with the close of
last year's season, notably Hodgman,
twice champion of the west in the 440
yards run, Horton, who ras third in
the half mile run at Chicago last year,
and Baughuan. But we may expect,
with a goodly degree of confidence
that these places will be creditably
fihed from the host of new athletes
who entered the University last faill.
The class of 'Il1) has thus far taken
the initiative in organizing its track
men. Manager Adams reports a list of
foety candidtiles and a training table
has been started. This isi a most
healthy spirit for a class to exhibit,
and should be fostered by everyone in-
terested in the athletic weal of the
It is difficult to predict with
any degree of accuracy the movements
of the 'Varsity men during the coming
season, at this early date. Certain it
is, however, that the management will
arrange one intercollegiate meet, with
the possibility of more if circum-
stances are favorable. There will also
be two or more local field days. First
a set of handicap games will be hel
in order to test the capabilities of the
candidates for the team, and give the
management a good idea of the mate-
rial on hand. Then the regular annu-
al interclass field meet will take place,
to determine the selection of the 'Var-
sity team. As Michigan is a osesober
of the Intercollegiate Association of
Amateur Athletes of Anserica, it is
possible that representatives will be
sent from here to take part in the an-
nual games at the _erkeley Oval, New
York. The qualifications, however,
which would justify such an outlay of
resources, are very high and only men
of exceptionable ability, and .who are
spre to score points would be sent.
As to dual events with other col-
and under the careful training of Mr.
Fitzpatrick and the wise leadership of
Capt. LeRoy, no one doubts that they
wl do it well.
ROBERT C. BOURLAND.
MEETING OF DAILY BOARD.
A short meeting of the Editorial
Board of the Daily will be held at the
office Wednesday evening at 7:30
o'clock. Its importance necessitates a
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NOTICE TO ORATORICAL CON.
All persons desiring to enter the pre-
liminary contests of the Oratorical As-
sociation must hand in their nanses,
subject of - oration, department and
class before Feb. 1, to Bert E. Nuss-
baum, 36 N. State st. Three type-
written copies must be handed In be-
fore Feb. 10,
BERT E. NUSSBAUM, Secretary.
NOTICE TO '96 L.
The constitution of '96 L provides
that the contest for cho9sing class
orator shall occur not later than the
last week in March. Poems of those
competing for class poet must be
handed to the class president not later
than March 1, '96. Poems are limited
in length to seventy-five linea Fur-
ther rules will be published later.
FRED L. lNGRAHAM.
President '96 L.
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