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No. 30.

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Craig Displays Former Speed by Scor-
ing Four Touchdowns in First
HahI', Ilughitt Stars
as Punter.
Methodists' Lone Score Comes in Final
Quarter on Wolverine
FI unmhe.
Surprising the most sanguine Wol-
verine supporters, Michigan conquer-
ed Syracuse by the score of 43 to 7 on
Ferry field yesterday afternoon.
Before the attack of Michigan, Syra-
cuse's defense crumpled, and the men
of Yost, sweeping the opposition out
of the way, scored an even half dozen
touchdowns during the fray.
A fumble, recovered by Travis on
the Michigan 25 yard line, and his
subsequent dash across the Wolverine
goal line for a touchdown, was the
only mar on the day's performance.
Michigatt did her heaviest, deadliest
playing ill the first half, and at the
end of the first period the score stood
35 to 0 in favor of the Wolverines.
Opening the game with a plunging at-
tack, Michigan took the leather down
the field, on short gains, for a.touch-
down. Play was largely directed off
1lilfinger, the Syracuse captain, and
before the consistent attack he wav-
ered. Craig carried the first touch-
down across the line, in celebration
of his return to the game. On the sec-
ond kickoff, Michigan repeated her
straight football tactics, and this time
I-lughitt was the man who made the

Editor, Michigan Daily:-
It is surpfising how freely the pro-
Conference advocate admits that the
boycott rule is necessary for the Con-
ference to maintain its organization.
Does it not appeal to you--you who
are going to vote on this question
this week-that there. is something
wrong with an organization that finds
it necessary to resort to such tactics
to maintain its existence? What
would you think of a stock company,
adopting a rule that any member dis-
posing of his stock and withdrawing
from the company should be barred
from any further business transac-
tions with any other member of that
company? How many of you would
care to belong to such a company? If
an organization of any sort gives to
every member, value in return for
value received, NO PETTY BOYCOTT
ference fails to do this. It is at pres-
ent dominated by a majority who are
weak athletically and are consequent-
ly benefitted by being placed on an
equal basis with the stronger teams.
Hence the boycott to prevent the with-
drawal of tho strong teams.,
It was stated in Tuesday's issue of
the Daily that "nine other 'members
of the Conference have found the con-
ditions livable. Furthermore they are
satisfied." The author of that state-
ment either did not know what he was
talking about or he kenw it was not
true. Only a year ago thousands of
Wisconsin students paraded the
streets of Madison at the time of the
Chicago game carrying banners with
the inscription "To h-1 with the Con-
ference." The same thing happened
at Minneapolis two years ago at the
time of the Wisconsin game. Further-
more a student vote was taken at
Minnesota and at Illinois and the re-
suIts were overwhelmingly in favor
of withdrawal from the Conference.
It is a knovn fact that those univer-
sities.would have withdrawn had they
been as fortunately situated geograph-
ically as is Michigan. . Does that
sound like being satisfied? Had not
Michigan better be stisfied as she is?
We have a far better football sched-
ule than has any member within the





Complete arguments were drawn up by the anti-Conference- and the pro-
Conference representatives and were submitted to Professor John R. Brumm
for a verdict on the weight of evidence.
Maurice Myers, '11-'14L, drew up the anti-Conference arguments and
Marshall Foote, 'l:-15L, Edward Kemp, '12-'14L, and Maurice Toulme, '12-
'14L, drew up the arguments for the pro-Conference side.
The verdict follows:

The writer, having distinguished himself by preserving a discreet silence
in the Conference controversy, has been prevailed upon to pass judgment on
the evidence submitted to him for the purpose by the two leading editorial
disputants in The Milchigan D)aily campaign for enlightenment. The verdict
that he renders, be it known, has no official significance. Nor does it neces-
sarily represent the writer's personal convictions on the question at issue.
It is nothing more than an attempt to determine which side to the dispute
has, on the face of the arguments advanced, made out the better case. Clearly
enough, the argument is really two-sided. Moreover, it is quite possible that
there are facts and issues, other than those at hand, sufficiently pertinent to
modify, and possibly to reverse, the decision here rendered. It must be kept
in mind, also, that the burden of proof rests upon those who favor a return to
the Conference.
Analysis of the Conference situation discovers three general issues to be
determined: (1) Is Michigan's present athletic status unsatisfactory? (2) If
so, is a return to the Conference the best solution for the problem? (3) Is a
return to the Conference practicable or expedient?
The first issue here proposed is treated only indirectly by the affirmative
(see 1ll, affirmative), while the negative confines itself to an~attemipt to prove
Michigan's probable loss in the event of a return to the Conference. With
reference to Michigan's present athletic status, therefore, it seems fair to
assume that improvement is desiralble, the Absence of disproof of the argu-
ments supporting the contention establishing a presumption in favor of the
latter. The specific issues raised, then, may be grouped under the second and
the third main issue: Is a return to the Conference desirable? and Is a return
to the Conference practicable? It need hardly be said that much of the argu-
ment on both sides is vague and much is contentious only. In the absence of
some sort of approximation to proof many of the statements must be regarded
as mere assertions. With these considerations in mind, the writer will tabu-
late the specific points in issue and briefly evaluate the proof in each instance.
I. Training Table.--The Conference Code declares: "There shall be no
training table or training quarters for any athletic team." This issue involves
the abolition, on the part of Michigan, of a training table supported wholly or
in :part by the Athletic Association, with the possibility of substituting a
"club table," unofficially managed, and supported -wholly by members of the
team. Possible evasion of the rule and instances of such evasion are wholly
extraneous to the argument. The presumption here is in favor of the affirma-
tive, Conference colleges having maintained efficient teamis iirdei the rule.
The negative assueis that a club table cannot be a training table in the sense
that it affords wh esome food for the athletes, and, further, that Mr. Fitz-
patrick used the term in a technical sense-i. e., a table supported wholly or
in part by the Athletic Association-when lie said that a "training table" is
necessary to keen the team in condition. The negative also assumes that the
members of the present team and of future teams cannot and will not be able
to pay the high cost of satisfactory board.
1H. Freshnien Tennjs.--The Conference Code declares: "Freshman foot-
ball team,, and second elevens shall play only with teams from their own
instituti ms. The issue here is clear-cut: Can \lichigan afford to forego out
side competition for freshman teams? There can be nodoubt that outside
comphetition is mnore efficacious in developing football bkifl than is the home
contest If the discipline of a more rigorous football experience for first-year
men be essential to the development of a varsity eleven, then the presumption
is against the acceptance of the Conference ruling on this point. It should be
noted, however, that the more extensive experience ofL easrn footballi men
can not be said to he wholly equalled by the maintenance of outside contestsl
for freshman teams. It remains to be shown that adequate competition can
not be provided in home contests. The presumption, so far as this particular
point has bearing upon the main issue, rests with the negative. The argumentsI
on Both sides of this issue. however, are quite inconclusive.
111. Preliminary Training.-The Conference Code declares: "There shall
be no preliminary training prior to September twentieth of each year.." This
rule involves the loss to Michigan, should she return to the Conference, of
such spring training as she is accustomed to maintain and a few days of£
training in the fall. The consideration here appears to be .of minor importance.I
IV. Fa ulty Control.-The Conference Code declares: "No institution
which does not have full and complete faculty control of athletics, may return
its membership in the Conference." The Issue here involves an interpretationc
of "faculty control." The negative asserts that "this means an entire change
in our present satistactory scheme of athletic management," which clearly
begs the question. Attention should be called to two aspects of this issue: drst
it mayi question the efficiency of faculty control ; or, second, it
may qulestion the probability of instituting such control at Michigan. TheI
latter phase of the issue is extraneous, while the former rests upon thef
meaning of "faculty control" as exemrplified in Conference athletics and thec
probable qualifications for athletic management on the part of Michigan
faculty mien. It is reasonable to assume that the constitution of any one of
the Conference boards may furnish a criterion of what the Conference acceptsr
as satisfactory fatrilty control. The case of Minnesota is cited as a good
example of the kind of faculty control that does not endanger the athleticI
interests. It is made up of two ,faculty men., appointed by the faculty; twof
alumni, elected by alumni; and eight students, elected by students. The board
has initiative and executive authority. A senate committee has veto power
over the board and the faculty senate has veto power over the senate com-t
mittee. This instance offers a possible constitution for a Michigan board. The
presumption on to issue favors the affirmative, the negative in this instancet
resting its case the assumption that faculty men are incompetent in thes
conduct of athletic affairs. It is to be presumed that athletic interests are
subsidiary to the educational interests of a university and that the persons best
qualified to direct university affairs generally are the men upon whom restsg
the responsibility for fulfilling the primary obligations of the institution. Itt
is not in evidence that faculty control will imperil athletic interests. The
peace accredited to athletic boards in the east, where board membership is
equally divided among faculty, alumni and students, has not been proved an.
impossibility for Michigan.t
V. Appointment of Coches.-The Conference Code declares: "No coach
(Continued on page 5.) .

The Conference discussion was put
before a court. Contentions on both
sides were considered by the court a-nd
the court found that on a logical ba-
sis Michigan should, return to the
Conference. Stripped of all preju-
dice, of all personalities, the pro-Con-
ference side wvon. The appeal was an
appeal to reason and reason dictates
a return to the Conference.
Professor Brumm represents the
best that Michigan has in the theory
of argumentation. His verdict is bas-
ed upon a thorough consideration of
the contentions that were presented to
him. His verdict represents expert
Heretofore, the question has been
presented to you in a contentious man-
ner. Interpretations were different.
Obviously some authority was neces-
sary to judge the reasonableness of
the various interpretations.
Remember, that upon a basis of
"Reason" the pro-Conference adher-
ents won. Remember that whatever
is said in the future on the conten-
tions, an unbiased court found, for
the pro-Conference side.
"We ain't mad at nobody."
Already we have buried the hatchet.
From now on there is to be no argu-
ing. You are to vote according to
your convictions.
Upon the whole we are well satis-
fied. We have talked issues entirely,
and we have been able, through the
kindness of Professor Brumm, to pre-
sent you with a verdict, based upon
reason and logic.
"We ain't mad at nobody." Will
you shake with us on it?"
Vote on Monday, Tuesday or Wed-
(Continued on page 6.)



Cheering Sections to Be Chang
the South Stands. Place
Pennsylvania on Nortit
Bookholders Entitled to Pur
Four Extra Tickets, Boxes
to Be Erected.
All student bookholders of the
letic association will have the c
tunity ofobtaining their own
vations for the Pennsylvania gan
jacent to the reservations purc
for friends in any section other
those reserved for cheering or


cial sections.

Another im

change in tgis year's arrangeir
the placing"of the cheering sect
the south stand.
At the time the student secur
seat, upon the surrender of c
number seven, he may purchas(
other two-dollar seats. In addit
the side bleacher seats, which ai
dollars, boxes will be construct
the side lines, each containin
seats. Box seats outside the' 2'
lines are three dollars each,.and
the 20-yard lines, four dollars
The time of exchange for the
ent classes has been arranged a
Seniors and graduates-on or
(Continued on page 6.)


In the second period, Michigan con-
tinued her march to victory, and 21
points were added. Craig made all
three touchdowns in this quarter. And
in behalf of the left halfback who
went into the game without prepara-
tion by way of scrimmage, it may be,
said that he was a big factor of Mich-
igan's attack. His bucking was ex-
cellent, and he showed his old time
ability in picking his holes.
In the third quarter, Michigan was
able to score only one touchdown.
Syracuse's defense was wonderfully
strengthened, while on the offense,
the visitors made consistent gains and
kept Michigan from scoring a touch-
down till late in the quarter when
Hughitt finally plunged across the
line. Earlier in the quarter, Michigan'
gained two points when Hughitt punt-
ed behind the Syracuse goal line, and
Seymour was forced to touch the
leather down for a safety.
Early in the last period, Syracuse
started out to rip through Michigan
for long gains. Castle was the prin-
cipal ground gainer, and his end runs
netted 10 and 15 yards on several oc-
casions. Syracuse also used forward
passes successfully in point of com-
pletion, but not so successful in point
of yards gained. On two occasions,
Castle tried for field- goals, but both
attempts were hurried and went wide
of the mark.
It was after the second attempt at
placement from the 39 yard mark that
Syracuse made its touchdown. Michi-
gan put the ball in play on the 20
yard line, and after a gain of five
yards by Bastian, Mead fumbled on
the next play. The ball was scooped
up by Travis, who with a clear field,
,ran 25 yards for the touchdown. Cas-
tle goaled.
Featuring the game, aside from the
work of Craig in the first half, was the
(Continued on page 5.)

Conference. The same is true of our
baseball and track schedules if you
consider quality and not mere quanti-
No football game ever played with-
in the Conference drew the attendance
that we had here at the last Penn-
Michigan game which attendance far
exceeded that of the Minnesota-Mich-
igan game here the year previous; and
if ever a Conference team should
have drawn a big attendance, Minne-
sota should have that year-it being
known at the time that Minnesota was
the champion of the Conference and
would notbe allowed to play us again.
We must choose between the two-
We can't play Cornell and Pennsylva-
nia and also the big teams of the
Conference. Why surrender our pres-
ent friendly alliance with the east for
the sake of resuming bitter and un-
friendly relations with the west? For
such they were before and such they
would be again just as certain as we
were to return to the Conference and
again become the undisputed cham-
pions in the three major branches of
college sport. .
Don't worry about our being able -
maintain our eastern alliances. When-
ever we can't there will be plenty of
time to talk about our returning to the
west. But that eastern alliance is
going to grow, more teams will be
taken on within the next year or so,
and eventually Michigan will be rec-
ognized in the east as she ought to be
and this could never come about if
she returned to the Conference.
C. 0. WISLER, Grad. School.
Editorial Note.-Mr. P. G. Bartelme,
(Continued on page 6.)

1. Did Chicago in 1906 ask Michi-
gan to be released from her contract
to play in Ann Arbor on the ground
that she wished to experiment to ex-
periment that year by playing only
small schools. If so, why did she then
play Wisconsin? S. S. G. '12-'14L.
Pro: Reports at that time indicated
such a request on the part of Chicago:
but the action of the Maroons in play-
ing Wisconsin seemed to indicate
otherwise. Tapping.
2. The Daily stated recently that
nine western schools are satisfied
with Conference conditions but Michi-
gan alone opposes. If this is so, what
explanation is there for the refusal
of the Minnesota- eleven to take their
"M" sweaters at the official present-
ment, because the faculty vetoed the
student sentiment in agreeing to the
boycott rule by staying in the Con-
ference? S. S. C. '12-'14L.
Pro: Practically the whole of the
trouble, such as there has been, with-
in the Conference, has arisen through
this boycott rule. The large univer-
sities of the west desire competition
with Michigan, the team which can
give, them the best competition. As to
the Conference regulations the schools
are satisfied but when the Michigan
question enters into the discussion,
trouble has come. Tapping.
3. Was there any ulterior motive
in Chicago's proposing a rule provid-
ing for faculty football coaches only?
S. S. C., '14L.
Pro: Unfortunately Chicago has
been the object of many charges in her
history of Conference . relationship.
The-writer does not know of the inci-,
dent to which S. S. C. refers, but the
fact remains that Chicago is fortu-
nate enough to have an expert athlet-
ic coach and director whose official

position is that of a faculty men
4. Did former quarterback Ee
saIl orr Chicago Tmathe--state
that he had been instructed by C
Stagg to protest bur star, Joe Cu
for unsportsmanlike tactics, whe
fact he was not guilty, in order
Curtis might be removed from
game? S. S. C., '14L.
Pro: This is &nother state'
credited to the Maroon star v
none but his enemies gave credene
The writer does not think that an
the above questions are really p
nent to the Conference situation
that they are references merel
unfortunate incidents that were b
to- arise out of such strenuous
keen competition for champion
honors in those days. Tapping.
Anti: No. 1. In 1905 Chicago
feated us by a score of 2 to 0. We
a contract for a game in 1906, but
cago asked to be released and foi
first time in many years, the an
Chicago-Michigan contest was,
2. There have been frequent
Conference demonstrations at Co:
ence schools, particularly at Wis
sin and. Minnesota. It is true, as
say, that the Minnesota players v
so displeased at the failure to se
ule a game with Michigan that
refused to accept their "M" swea
at the official presentment.
3. The motive would seem -to
obvious. The- Chicago coach,
A. A. Stagg, is a member of the
4. Immediately following the ga
newspapers reported Eckersall
having admitted that he falsely ch
ed our captain, Joe Curtis with "'
ging" in order to have him rem
from the game. Myers.


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