ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1911.
TO LEAD VARSITY
YOST THINKS SOME'
WILD ENTHUSIASM MAYHAPPENTO
W Aelieves Minnesota wl
SHW AT SMOKER "'o r Will ick out o
Great Fullback wins Coveted Orators Rouse Spirits of Two Coach Yost seems to have the hi
Honor and Will Captain Thousand Rooters who that something is about to break i
1912 Team, Show Lovaltv gard to Minnesota and the Confer
-_'In fact the great football mentor
SEASON IS OFFICIALLY ENDED JIUIE THOMSON GETS QVATION.1only two possibilities, . and bot
those look good for Michigan. He
Geo. C. Thonson, cr as he faii- Michigan spirit was roused to the the opinion that at the Confer
iarly known, "Bottles," will lead the quick, held there for two hours, then meeting at Chicago next Saturda
t._er Minnesota will be the big frc
Varsity against all comers next season broke and fell exhausted at the behest will get out of the puddle.
At the annual election of the Captain of orators and cheer leaders last Inasmuch as Minnesota is den
by the- M men, which was held yester= night. ing a game with Michigan it ma
day, he was selected as leader for the ITwo thousand smoking together at possible that it will wortk this thr
year 1912, and will be the man who the greatest, the most democratic, ath-i- the western organization, along
ether changes in the rules that i
will direct the Michigan team next letic celebration of the year, were re- suggested. If the Conference kidk
fall.- told the tales of spirit that won for tnis, the northern college may b
The election of Thomson does not the 1911 football team and a wonder- ;and schedule games as it pleases
come as a surprise to the campus ful story of the Michigan Union, its this would mean a Michigan gam
inasmuch as many predicted his selec- eals, its purposes, its meanings to the following the hunch of Yost, a M
tion, and It was generally expected. sota game seems a certainty. Al
He has played on the Varsity for two university as the one all-student or- vent something is sure to brea
years and has earned the reputation of ganization by Judge Robert F. Thom- the meeting.
being one of the best fullbacks Michi-
r! gan has ever had. He is a great line
bucker, is fast on circling the ends.
and is a fine kicler. In fact his punt-
ing has been one of the strong points
of the Wolverine defense for two'
years, and he has gained a reputation
among the larger schools of the coun-
e ry. He has clearly earned the right t o
his office and will undoubtedly make
an ideal captain, as he is imbued with
that spirit of fight that has made Mich-j
r Season Officially Ended.
With the election of next year's cap-:
Stain the football season is officially
r ended. Nothing more will be done in
regard to this branch of sports until
- next fall when "the chosen" gather at
Whitmore Lake for the first practice
The 1911 season has been in many
r ways a disappointment. There was oneI
S unexpected defeat and two unlooked
n for ties, but the big game of the year
d the Pennsylvania battle, was won by
_ pure grit and lends an air of success1
to the entire year. The material for
d next season is the best in years, and
t_ if thIe "1911 Jinx" is left behind, the
prospects are fine for a "beeg Meechi-
son, '92 L, of New York. Seldom has
a speaker been accorded the ovation
that was Judge Thomson's after a thir-
ty minute speech.
His talk assumed the nature of a
reminiscence of his undergraduate
days when "red flannel shirts and
prince Albert coats" were commonly
seen "upon the frames of men whose
hearts ached for the social and human
ellowship, the due of every man in a
democracy, but denied by the narrower
prejudices of the more affluent." An
appeal for this type of man was forci-
bly presented, and the place that such
an organization as the Union would
assume in the development of a spirit
if this kind was just as clearly brought
out. The undergraduate body, he said,
was only asked for moral and physical
support, alumni would do the rest for
the new $1,000,000.00 clubhouse.
President Hutchins presided as
toastmaster. Professors Wenley and
SOTBALL PLAYERS LOSE
OLD FRIEND AT WHITMI01
When the football squad steps fr(
the train at Whitmore lake next fE
the smile of "Uncle John" King w
not greet them as it has done for ma
years. News of his death reached
Ann Arbor friends Monday and ma
f the Varsity players are sad at I
loss of a friend and true adherent
Uncle John, as he was known to c
eryone, became an ardent suppor.
of the gridiron game through watchi
the fall practice at the lake. Duri
the entire training, he never failed
be on the side lines at all the practic
Not only did he know the game but
loved it and the players were alwa
sure of one rooter who would che
their meagrest efforts.
v._m Th 4
ub. The pa
a up, and ito
uad IMPROVEMENTS TO BE MADE
ette, IN UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS.
Renovation and new equipment made
sted possible by the grant of nearly $9,000
an at the last meeting of the Regents, are
edi- planned for the universty hospitals in
the course of a week or so. The mon-
ey will be spent largely in making thel
kitchen more modern and as aseptic'
ON as possible, and a considerable portion
tin, of the fund will go for apparatus to
eat1 facilitate serving meals to the patients.
an A new tile floor and wainscoat is to,
th be laid in the kitchen, and a coat off
ape enamel applied to the side walls andI
onl3 ceiling. A general new layout in the
ibei larger utensils is also included in the
ocu budget. In order to get meals to the
t o' patients hot serving rooms for the sep-j
De- arate wards will be provided, and new
cir closed food carts to convey the meals
it is from the kitchen.
Ellis, the faculty representatives, FOOTBALL ON TlHANKSGIVING,
spoke on "Things In General" and -
"Michigan Spirit." Both talks referred A football team composed of color-
in particular to the Michigan Union ed students of the University will meet
and its plans. The necessity of stu- a professional team from Toledo, here
dent co-operation and aid was empha- on Thanksgiving day. The game was
sized in each instance. recently scheduled and the Ann Arbor
Judge James Murfin, '96 L, of De- players have been practicing diligent-
troit spoke for the alumni upon the ly for some time in hopes of victory
athletic situation. The Conference The match will take place at the fait
question was brought up and Michi- grounds and it is expected a large
gan's attitude towards a return was crowd will be present, as it is the only
discussed from the alumni viewpoint, game here on Turkey day.
So long as the organization exists,
as controlled and composed at the Dean Reed is Back at His Desk.
present time, Michigan will not re-en- Dean Reed has sufficiently recover-
ter the conference. With certain ed from his recent illness to resume
hanges a return would be very likely, his work. Yesterday he was at his
according to the speaker, as our natur- desk during the office hour and he ex-
al opponents are in the conference. pects to continue his regular duties
Langdon Larwill, the student rep- from now on.
resentative, referred to the resumption
of athletic relations with Minnesota, Prof. Patterson to Address Freshmen,
which seems probable. The Gophers Prof. G. W. Patterson of the electri-
were extended a warm welcome and cal engineering department will ad-
the Penn squabble about which so dress the freshman engineers this
much has been written was shown to morning at the Assembly on "Forms
be in large measure without founda- of Education."
i tion and that, a true spirit of sports-
manship did exist between the two in- Web and Flange Banquet at Union.
stitutions. Web and Flange, the senior civil
The glee and mandolin clubs and the engineering society, held a dinner at
university band furnished the music. the Union last night at which Gardner
The cartoon contest was won by Har- S. Williams was the principal speaker.
old Abbott, '13. Kenneth Welch, '14 E. This was the first of a series of dinners
received second place and Melvin Wag- planned by-the society for this year.
ner '12, won the third prize.
President Emeritus Angell was elected A "C" flag is flown from the staff on
to honorary membership in the Union the athletic field of the University of
immediately after the motion was of- Colorado whenever the va'rsity team is
fered, by a unanimous vote. playing away from Boulder.
, the co-operation of
in other universities
President Hutchinm Could Not Go.
President Hutchins yesterday tele-
graphed the party of western govern-
ors who invited him to join their par-
ty while touring throughout the state
of Michigan, that he woold not be able1
to accept owing to the press of uni-
versity duties. One of these was the
Union smoker last night at which he
acted as toastmaster.
st been organizes?
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