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May 02, 1915 - Image 4

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This year the university section fur-
nished the most thrilling battle ever
staged in the west, that being between
the teams of University of Wisconsin
and University of Michigan in the four
mile event. When it was over, the
Wisconsin team, which won, had raced
over four miles, three-fifths of a second
faster than the famous Oxford team
which won the event at the Penn:
games, and Michigan team had stepped
the distance faster than any Michigan
team ever did in the Penn games, and
Michigan has won the long distance
event at Penn five times. The Wiscon-
sin team also was within nine and two-
fifths seconds of the college record for
the distance, made by the Cornell
team, when John Paul Jones and "Tell"
Berna were the co-ordinate running
stars of the entire college world.
As predicted the field for this event
was the largest the event ever wit-
nessed, nine teams starting, while six
of the nine were so good that they
bettered the former western record.
As if this were not enough for one
day's sport, the Purdue team came so
close to the world's record in the two
mile that both the Michigan and Illi-
nois supporters, whose teams hold the
record jointly heaved a sigh of relief,
when it was announced that the Pur-
due men had missed the record a sec-
ond and a fifth.
Then Chicago took a full second off
the April record for the half mile, and
a little later took a second off the
Drake record for the mile, but were
disqualified for not carrying their bat-
on. It is of interest here to note that
the Missouri team, which finished sec-
ond, ran the fastest mile ever credited,
to a team from west of the Mississippi
Dismond Stars

Harvard, Pennsylvania, Princeton and
Others Help Abroad
Michigan is one of several American
institutions of learning to support mis-
sionary activities in foreign lands.
Harvard and Pennsylvania universit-
ies undertake only medical mission
Most of the colleges engaged in mis-
sionary work concentrate their ener-
gies upon Asia, and do not confine
their activities to medical work.
Princeton is doing work at Peking;
Syracuse is sending graduates to Tien-
tsin; McGill University at Montreal
sends alumni to Ceylon; Wisconsin is
active in the Christianizing of Tokio;
Illinois sends workers to Montevideo;
Iowa State to Manila; Kansas to India;
North Carolina to Iangchow; and
Dartmouth to Nardin in Turkey.
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Cornell seniors have pledged nearly
$5,000 as a memorial to the university.
Women of Cornell have organized a
monthly publication which they hope
to establish permanently. The name
has not been decided upon although
the first issue will appear early next
Because of the death of the presi-
dent, Elmira college students have de-
cided to suspend all social activities
for the remainder of the college year.
Vanderbilt's biblical department,
heretofore conducted as- a separate
M. E. theological college, is soon to
become a non-sectarian and indepen-
dent school of religion.
An addition to accommodate several
hundred thousand Volumes is to be
built on the Penn library this summer.
The donation for the building is a
memorial to the late Dr. H. L. Duhr-
o_._ -
By canvassing for the intended oc-
cupations of seniors at Amherst, stat-
isticians have found that the majority
of graduates enter upon a business
career. The following data was gath-


Outside of the four mile battle, the
real feature of the meet was the run-
ning of Dismond of Chicago. His work
also demonstrated the class of the
Drake track if the other events of the
day had not established this beyond a
question. Running in the last lap of
the final event of the day, after almost
400 athletes had trailed after each
other around the Drake track, leaving
it in anything but the best of shape,
this colored marvel reeled off 440
yards in the official time of 48 2-5,
while three unofficial watches caught
him in 48 1-5. The latter time, if
correct, is the fastest time ever clock-
ed over a runner in the west. He at
least made a better record over the
Drake track than did the great Daven-
port, when he was in the height of his
Another. mark which demonstrated
the class of the competition and of the
conditions was that of Carroll, the
final runner for Michigan, who in his
battle to pass and his struggle to keep
ahead of Harvey of Wisconsin, made
the four turns of the track in 4:23 2-5,
the next to the fastest mile ever step-
ped on a track in the Missouri valley.'
Harvey, with a slight lead in the be-
ginning of the mile and with a lesser
one at the ending also, ran the distance
under 4:25. The two mile did not
bring forth a.great performance while
in the university and college half mile
several men made the 220 yards in
even 22 seconds, exceptional marks
when it is considered that as run in
the relays, the distance is almost com-
pletely on a curve.
The first move of the Drake alumni
athletic club for a "bigger and better"
meet for next year, was the sending of
John L. Griffith to the Penn games,
this being an attempt on the part of
the Drake alumni to partly repay him
for the large amount of extra work
done in the promotion of the carnival.

Business .............
Study ...............
Ministry .............
Science ............
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If You Had Been Away Ten Years
If you had been away from home 10
years through no fault of your own,
but because you had been shipwrecked
and marooned on a desert . island,
where you were cut off from all com-
munication with the world of which
you had been a part; if you had been
rescued at the end of 10 years and
came home to find your wife had mar-
ried an old, true friend of yours who
had cared for her and your children-
what would yob do? Enoch Arden,
recognized in the depths of his broken
heart that no one was at fault, quietly
withdrew. That action was heroic, all
agree, and is graphically shown in the
four-part 1utual Masterpicture "Enoch
Arden," which is based on Lord Ten-
nyson's poem and will be shown this
week at the Majestic theater, Tuesday,
May 4.

Annoying "Jinks" Has Pursued
Maltby from Start of Ball Season

Just as soon as a certain youth
named Maltby, successfully shakes an1
annoying "jinx" that has been pur-
suing him rather persistently all sea-
son, Michigan baseball fans. are going,
to see some real clouting from the
elongated first sacker.
The big guardian of station numberI
one, has been walloping the ball right
on the nose all season, but has been
extremely unfortunate. Time after
time, he has poled screaming liners to
the outfield, but always right at some
poor unfortunate outfielder who has
clutched the ball and thus averted sud-
den death.
Such luck cannot continue forever
and when it turns, the big boy is going
to be a nightmare to the luckless box-
men who see him stalking up to the
plate with the cushions populated.
Members of the team aver that, on
the southern trip, Maltby was connect-
ing regularly, and slapping the ball
right on the spot that usually spells
"hit," but luck was against him. Every
ball player experiences times when a
run of bad luck directs his efforts

squarely into some one's hands, but
these do not continue forever.
In the Kalamazoo game, on his first
appearance at the plate, Maltby smash-
ed one over second, that was traveling
with enough velocity to muss up four
German regiments, but it went square-
ly into the right fielder's hands and
that individual scarcely had to move.
He couldn't have. If the ball had gone
10 feet either side it would have been
an easy triple, and the lads from Kala-
mazoo 'would have had to do some tall
hustling to hold Maltby at the three-
quarter station.
The second time up, he belted a
wicked liner down the first base line,
but the Normal first baseman made
one of the feature plays of the after-
noon fray, and Maltby was minus an-
other perfectly good and well-earned
safety. Maltby was one of the three
men on the Michigan team Koob didn't
set down on strikes. Waltz and Sisler
were the others,r and Sisler-oh well,
everyone knows about that George of
The luck will have to change, and
when it does, keep your eye on Malt-
by's hitting. He's got the goods.

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