THE MICHIGAN DAILY.
[nto Existence in December, 1912
Result of Letter from Harold
Hulbert, '143I, to Former
npted ley the idea of improving
ons on the Huron River- for ca-
in December 1912, Harold S.
t, '14'M., sent a letter to Edward
mp, '14 L, then president of the
an Union, in which he proposed
ganization of a boat club to be
lder the auspices of the Union.
:he next meeting of the Union
of Directors following the re-
>f this- letter by President Kemhp
.was taken to forward the pro-
'he foresight of the organizers of
v club then discovered new possi-
MANY COMMITTEES IN CHARGE
Fifteen Men Head Various. Depart-
ments of Work in Preparation
The chairmen of the various.Regatta
committees are as follows:-General
Chairman, H. S. Parsons, 'i5 F.; Clerk
of Course, W. S. Davidson, 'x ; Chair-
man in charge of Program, E. B. Mc-
Kinley, ' 6; Canoe races, R. A. Hill,
14,, E.; Swimming and Diving, Bert
Chipman, '14; Novelties, W. W..Watson,
'16E.; Amusements, A. R. Griffes, '15E.;
Judges and. Prizes, L. F. Merritt, '15F.;
Qualifications, D. H. Williams, spec.;
Arrangements, W. T. Smith, '15E.; Pre-
arrangements, K. S. Baxter, '1E.; Fi-
nances, H. G. Gault, 'x.;; Publicity P. H.
Middleditch, 'i E.; Shell Race, ). Don-
ald. ' i ;; Secretary, T'. A.. Arentr. '77.
Souwenir Programs to be Distributted
A special eight-page souvenir, pro-
gram of the events of the regatta will
be issued. The cover. design will be the
same as that -of the poster, but wvill not
be printed- in colors.
BOAT CLUB REGATTA EVENTS
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MONOPOLIZE NEXT WEEK-END
Beginning with the preliminaries Fri-
day afternoon at 4:00 o'clock, something
will "be doing" in connection with the
Union regatta until late Saturday night.
Under the direction of the chairman of
the regatta, and with the help of a
large number of committees, this year's
carnival has been planned to set a stand-
ard for future ones as the big event of
At 4 0; o'clock Friday afternoon,
Michigan meets the "Aggies'" baseball
team on Ferrv field. At the same time
the preliminaries in all the water events
will be run of on the River, at the
bend above the- Argo dam.
Cap night festivities will begin at 7:00
o'clock Friday night, when the classes
march from the Campus to Palmer field.
After the freshmen have burned their
headgear, the Vright Saxaphone party,
especially arranged for the out--of-town
guests will commence at the Armory.
Other guests will (lance at fraternity
lodges where house parties have been
aaturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock
the second M. A. C. game will be
played. Immediately after the game,
special cars will carry the crowds to the
M. C. station, from where a ten min-
utse walk will bring them to the natural
amphitheatre on the north bank of the
river, from where the events will be
Lunch and refreshments will be pro-
vided, for the spectators so that it will
be unnecessary for them to go back to
town for dinner. In the evening a
water carnival will be the program. Res-
ervations for canoes to he used during
the Regatta may be made now at the
DANCE TO SAXAPHONES FRIDAY
Wright Trio Will Dispense Music at
Party Sponsored by Boat
-Following the Cap Night exercises on
Friday evening, the first annual Union
Boat Club Regatta dance will be held
at the Armory.
The Wright Saxophone Trio will fur-
nish the music. Favor dances, as well
as several feature dances, significant of
Boat Club activities, will be run; and
the Armory will be specially decorated.
The number of tickets placed on sale
will be limited in order to .prevent the
presence of too large a crowds but the
purchasers will not be limited to Boat
Club members only. Flowers anl car-
riages are barred as the dance is to be
strictly inforihal. .
Tickets may be purchased -for -two
dollars at the Union desk or from the
members of the following committee:
Howard R. Marsh, 't, chairman, R. B.
Sturtevant, '14, J. S. Switzer, '6, S. T.
Steen, 't6 E., Clark I). Smith, '7, C.
A Howland. 17.
Plans Made fol Giving Boatsman's and
Yachtsman's Flags to Members
of Boat Club Coming Up
to Prescribed Re.
Plans for Boatman's flags and Yachts-
man's flags to be given to members com-
ing up to th:e requirements laid down
by the safety aid qualifications commit-
tee of the Boa Club have been made
and will go into effect immediately.
The rules are as follows:
Safety Rules: (t) There shall be no
canoeing below the Ann Arbor Bridge.
(2) There shall be no canoeing in the
Barton tail-race under any circum-
stances. (3) There shall be no canoeing
above the Michigan Central Bridge if
aIny of the flash boards are up. (4) The
CUPS TO FURNISH
Dean M. E. Cooley.,'and F I RFinch,
of the Eingineering department, together
with officials from the Dctroit Boat Club
and the Toledo Yacht Club, will be the
judges for the Regatta. A large num-
her of cups and medals will be awarded
by them to the winners of the different
Following is the list of cups and their
donors:- Cmodore's cup to Detroit
Fboat crew: Michigamua cup to best
man in canoe singles; Griffin cup to
best team in canoe doubles; Vulcan cup
to best swimmer, Busy Bee cup to best
diver; Sheehan cup to best man in nov-
chies; Triangles cup to highest indi-
vidual point winner; \Web and Flange
cup to Detroit Boat Club scullers;
S wit er cup to highest point winner in
swimming and diving events; Prizes
and Judges comittee cup to lowest in-
dividual point winner; Druid cup to the
best decorated canoe; Huston cup to
best society concession: Arnold cup to
best costumed society; Union cup for
best decorated.float; and the Haller cup
for the best entertainment.
Medals and ribbons will be given for
places in the swimming. diving, and ca-
Special Car Service, Game to Regatta
The D. U. R. has agreed to furnish
special service Saturday afternoon from
the Packard and State street crossing to
the Michigan Central station.:
SWIFT SHELLS TO
Racing shells imported from the De-
troit Boat Club and manned by im-
ported crews will give the University of
Michigan water sports enthusiasts a
glimpse of a future decade, when the
yellow and blue shall be flaunted in the
face of ^Cornell's red and white at
Three four-oared shells, and two sin-
gles will cut the Huron's flood, Satur-
day afternoon in three different races.
In the first, the three four-oared shells
will cover a mile long course. Michigan
gradluates will compose the crew of one
of these skiffs, with representatives
from other colleges in another, and the
third flying the colors of the Detroit
The singles will race for a mile over
the same course travelled by the four-
oared shells, and will in addition enter
a quarter mile dash.
Although in the races between the
singles, the spectators are promised a
wonderful exhibition of individual pro-
ficiency with the oars, it is in the four-
oared race that interest will reach its
climax. Here the four backs bending
in unison, the blades spooning and dip-
ping like clockwork in pace with the
sliding of the seats, the shouting of the
hoarse voiced coxswain armed with a
megaphone. will present the strongest
argument for such shells, in the future
propelled and guided by Michigan un-
W OF HURON RIVER WHERE R EGATTA WILL BE HELD,
CHAIRMEN BOAT CLUB REA( TTA C OMTMITTEES.
lities in its establishment. Not only
-as it / recognized that improvement
ould be brought about by better con-
tions on the Huron, but it was ;also
alized that with the proposed construc-
on of dams on the river the formation
f a Michigan crew would no longer be
chimera of the future.
With these two ideals, improvement
f river conditions for canoeists, and
ie ultimate establishment of a Michi-
an crew, the Boat Club was introduced
the student body in a series of mass
cetings and smokers.
At the first of the smokers a oonsti-
iton was adopted. At this same meet-
ig the first officers were elected, and
tring the next week three ensigns were
>pointed by the Commodore and work
-as begun on the first regatta.
A year ago this month the Boat Club
ade its debut to the university when it
resented what was termed .its "First
nnual Regatta" on Barton lake. Swim-
ing and diving contosts, canoe races
nd "stunts" made up the program of
is first affair and concluded the- first
ear's work of the infant organization.
In cooperation with the Eastern Mich-
an Edison Company, the club has in-
ituted and carried out a "safety first"
anpaign. and has prevented, so far, any
ccidents on the river.
At the beginning of the current year
hen Commodore Hulbert was forced
resign from press of scholastic du-
es, Henry Parsons, 15 E., stepped into
e breach, -and as the active head of
he Boat Club has been the executive
ower in the work of staging this sec-
nd annual Regatta. -
CLUB IS ON TRAIL OF MEMBERS
Fiscal Backing for Year's Plans is
Found in Membership Fees
The Michigan Union Boat Club's Sec-
ond Annual Re'gatta will be financed al-
most entirely from the fees received
from the sale of memberships. More
than four hundred names are now on
the roster and a large committee is
pushing the campaign for more mem-
bers into every corner of the campus.
Although the response on the part of
the campus to this appeal for material
support has been answered to a degree
that asures the success of the organiza-
tion's plans, it will be necessary for
further aid to be extended if their en-
tire program for the encouragement of
water sports at Michigan is to 'be car-
LUNCHES WILL BE PROVIDED
AT SCENE OF WATER EVENTS
Five booths will furnish lunches and
refreshments during the regatta, making
it unnecessary for the spectators to come
back to town between the afternoon and
evening events. Of these, four will be
.run by fraternities and one indepen-
dently. A cup for the best booth has
Posters May be Purchased Tonmorrow
The Boat club regatta posters will be,
put on sale tomorrow at Wahr's and
Sheehan's bookstores. The poster com-
-petition was won by John B. Jewel, 'iu,
with a design of. unusual cleverness
which has been printed in three colors.1
Henley Regatta Rowed Over
Course Like One On Huron
MANY TO ENTER RIVER EVENTS
Canoe and Swimming Races and Div-
ing Contests Scheduled
Of the Regatta river events, the swim-
ming and diving entries have been the
largest; while the canoe races have at-
tracted less attention. The preliminaries
will take place Friday afternoon and the
finals Saturday at 4:00 o'clock!.
.Following is the list of events : Ca-
noe singles- o yds., 300 yds., f4. mile;
Canoe doubles-so yds, 300 yds., j
mile, % mile; Swimming--under water.
from dive, 30 yds., '% mile, V mile, tug
of war; Diving--for distance, for form,
running header; tub race; tilting con-
SAfURDAY EVENING WILL BE
REPLETE WITH )DVERSIONS
Michigamua scalp-lifters in their war
paint, members of Sphinx in their trop-
ical garb, Druids in their mystic rai-
ment, along with other campus societies,
will brave the turbulent Huron on il-
luminated floats, as a part of the enter-
tainment of Saturday night. A power-
ful searchlight will be flashed from float
to float for the benefit of the onlookers.
Ashore, the Mimes will present an ap-
propriate skit, following which the Cos-
mopolitan club will assume the role of
entertainers for half an hour or more.
The performances will be best viewed
by those in canoes; the best decorated of
which will be awarded a silver cup. The
festive crowd will he serenaded at in-
tervals by the university mandolin and
glee club, and the band will play.
maximum load shall be: For fifteen
foot canoe-two persons. For sixteen
foot canoes-three persons. For seven-
teen foot canoes or larger-four per-
sons. (.) Each canoe shall be equipped
with at least two paddles.
Qualifications for Membership flag:
In order to fly a boatman's flag a mem-
ber must: (i) i1e able to swim or sig-
nify his intention to learn to swim with-
in one year. (2) Be able -to handle a
canoe under normal conditions. (3)
Have received instructions in resuscita-
tion of the apparently drawned.
In order to fly a Yachtsman's flag a
member must: (r) Be able to swim a
hundred yards. (2) Be able to bring a
large object to the surface from seven
feet of water. (3) Be able to bring
ashore an apparently drowned person.
(4) ie able to demonstrate resuscita-
tion of the apparently drowned. (5) Be
a,le to leave from or enter a canoe
without capsizing the same. (6) Be
able to handle a canoe under unusual
conditions. (7) The above six require-
ments must be demonstrated to the sat-
isfaction of the examining conlmittee.
Examinations will be held for every ten
applicants at hours to be arranged.
The University Health service has
made a test of the two springs near the
Michigan Central bridge. The spring
on the right bank known as Beechnut
spring is badly contaminat'ed and stu-
dents are advised not to use it. The
other spring on the opposite side is
found pure and fit to drink.
All the snags, fences, and other ob-
structions will be removed from the riv-
er before the time of the regatta.
If a dyed-in-the-wool Englishman of
the deepest hue were to stroll up the
banks of the Huron, aSturday after-
noon, the scene that would meet his
monocled stare would not be a marked-
ly foreign one.
In explanation of this startling state-
ment. it is quoted from the lips of a De-
troit Boat Club fan that the University
of Michigan Union Boat Club course
resembles closely the one on the Thames
where the Henley Regatta, that classic
of all shell competition is held.
In the arc of a great curve like a sec-
tion of a -Greek theatre, the green hill-
sides will -be broken by the banks of
spectators. The feminine element trick-
ed out in all the coquettish finery of
their sex, and the young campus swains
with newly purchased straw hats, blue
Norfolk coats, and ice cream trousers
will vie with their anglo-saxon brethren
across the big pond in correctness of at-
A fine education in water sports you
say in sarcastic mood. But what if the
young collegian is better pleased to
watch than to participate? Surely we
at Michigan are doing a noble work if
we aid the movement towards the in-
jection of a few college bred men into
the ranks of the porch commodores of
our metropolitan yacht clubs.
A N D W A T E R
TWO GREAT DAYS OF JOY!
C A R N I V A L
CO U'N T L E SS ATTR A CTION S
29th and 30th
Aquatic Sports, Regatta Carnival.
M. A. C. vs. MICHICAN (Two Cames)
Wright Saxaphoue Trio party at Armory, Friday May,29th, Auspices of the Boat Club. Tickets
$2.00 now on sale, Informal.