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November 30, 1915 - Image 3

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Whitmarsi, Brown, Edwards and Mar-
tens Form Backfield on
Premier Squad
All-Campus Selections
First Team Pos. Second Team.
McCall,'1 L....L. E....Champion, '18
Headman, '16E . L. T ......Bently, '16
Goetz, D.....L. G.....Paisley, 16L
Oglethorpe, '17...C....Brotherton, '16
Lameraux, '16L.R. G.....Taylor, '18
Geissing, '18....R. T., Hopkinson, '17
Joslyn, '17.....R. E......ILeffler, '18
Whitmarsh, D......... Cork, '16
M. Brown, D..L. H. B.....Watts, '18
Edwards, '18...R. H. B..Brandell, '16
Martens, '16.....F. B...Caswell, '16E
Such is the line-up of the all-campus
football team picked yesterday by the
Intramural authorities. After consid-
eration of the merits of the candidates
of the variops class teams and exer-
cise of careful judgment, the members
of the honorary eleven were \chosen,
and their positios decided upon.
Several considerations entered into
the picking of men for the imaginary
team. Individual ability of a neces-
sity was the most important factor In
choosing the men eligible for positions.
Another important factor was con-
sistency of work throughout the entire
season; those men who starred during
one or two games only, were not as
liable to land a place as those who
kept up a consistent pace in all of the
games in, which they played. Several
men of ability dropped. out of the
league early in the season, or at least
before the schedule was completed,
and thus could not be given prefer-
ence over men who played until the
race was officially determined and the
season closed.
Other considerations also featured.
The division to which any candidate's
team belonged was taken as an indi-
cation to some extent, of the class of
players into which the proposed all-
campus gridder should fall. A team
which fought its way up to the first
division may be considered as having
played harder and as having been
forced to undergo keener competition.
However this was rot taken as an in-
fallible rule. In one or two cases men
of all-campus calibre were not even
considered on account of their ex-
treme tendency towards rough playing
and evident poor spirit on the field.
Where a player had been taken out of
an official contest for roughness his
C name did not come up for discussion.
An all-round player in most cases
was given the preference over one
who was preeminent in one depart-
ment of the game only. Men on sec-
ond division teams even superceded
others on .first division aggregations,
when they were of a more all-round
On the first team the Dents, campus
champions, landed three places; the
senior laws, two; the soph lits, two;
the senior engineers, one; the J. lits,
two; the senior lits, one. The second
team includes four soph lits; four
senior lits; one senior law; one senior
engineer; and one junior lit.

Some of the men are placed at po-
sitions different from those which they
played on their respective teams.
Headman, the senior engineer full-
back, was placed at left tackle, as it
was the opinion that he is rightfully
a line man. So also with McCall.
Although he played in the backfield
for the senior laws, yet his regular po-
sition is at end and he merely played
behind the line because there were


Hinges on Ferry Field Gates Become
Rusty Waiting for Spring Activities
One day of work, and the coverings fall as have been made in the past
for the south stands at Ferry Field '.ree years at Michigan. The coming
were put back over the seats, afid (' a freshman from Cleveland who
official activities at that end of Mich- trimmed the best that the campus
igan's outdoor playground came to a could produce augurs well for that
close. Another day and the team had division of the university's athletics

Michigan Gridiron Men to Keep
Shape With Hand-Ball
and Boxing


It is but a short time since the
curtains were drawn on the 1915 foot-
bafl season, but work is already be-
ing outlined for the development of
next year's Varsity.
The Athletic Association appointed
Assistant Coache Raynsford, Allmen-
din'ger and McGinnis as a committee
to look after next year's prospects, and
to outline indoor work for them dur-
ing the balance of the college year,
until Old Sol and the piping robins
permit the gridiron aspirants to ven-
ture forth to the cool sod of Ferry
Tle indoor work will be conducted
in Waterman gymnasium and will con-
sist of hand-ball, basketball, boxing,
wrestling, practice' starting, and all
other forms of gymnastic activity cal-
culated to keep the muscles hard. The
men will be divifed into groups of
about five each, and put in charge of
some of the "M" men on the squad.
It is calculated to arrange the group-
ing so as to suit the members of each
group and provide a time at which
they can meet together.
Dr. May has promised the pigskin
luggers plenty of room for training
quarters in the 'gymnasium, and it is
expected that the winter's workout
will be of great value to Coach Yost
when he takes hold of the candidates
for football honors at spring practice.
ly true of the backfield possibilities.
Among the players who were consid-
ered for the quarterback's position
was Perry of the soph lits, a man who
played a , most consistent : game
throughout the season, a good general
and one who could carry the ball for
gains. The 'main thing that was
against him was his lack of weight.
Brown, of the senior laws, is also
worthy of mention. Re did good work,
especially in carrying the ball, and
was an important factor in the law
defense. Both Whitmarsh, of the
dents, and Cork, of the senior lits, had
points in their favor which could not
be overlooked. Whitmarsh, in addi-
tion to being one of the best pivot men
in the league, was the most valuable
man on his team with the possible ex-
ception of Brown, and guided his team
to campus champior. ship. .
Shadford, of the soph engineers, and
McNamara, of the senior lits, were
mentioned for backfield positions but
since they incurred the displeasure of
the interclass authorities, their names
were not considered. McNamara was
ruled out of a game for roughness,
and Shadford also showed inclinations
along this line.
Of all the men in the class league
who were placed on the campus
eleven, Edwards, the soph lit star, is
perhaps the best all-round man. He
practically won two games for his
team, and was the main cog in the lit
scoring machine as well as the great-
est factor in that team's defense. The
second year lit team probably possess-
ed the best backfield on south Ferry
Field, Frick at full and Watts at left
half were worthy team-mates of Ed-
.ward s.
The remaining members of the
imaginary team won their places by
superior merit. There were close de-
cisions between some of the men on
the first and second teams as to which
should receive the higher honor. In
spite of the difficulties found in pick-
ing such an eleven and the necessity
for great discrimination in making any
choice, it can safely be affirmed that
all positions were awarded only after
the greatest care and consideration
had been shown and all fairness ob-

elected its next year's captain and
disbanded, followed by the cross coun-
try squad and by the interclass foot-
ball league.
And still the field preserves that
neutral appearance. A few good
things and a few not so good have
failed to change it.
In spite of the fact that Ferry Field
is at present a desolate and uninter-
esting sort of place, the athletic field
has seen a variety of exhibitions this
fall, and none of them are without
In football the Wolverines suffered
three defeats, which were counterbal-
aiced by just one more victory. The
worst season that a Yost coached team
has ever experienc has just been
passed through, and yet at the end of
i no visible signs are to be seen on
Ferry Field. On the other hand the
scene of the past misfortunes of the
Yostmen appears as it might have
looked after a 1901 or 1913 season.
The only other Varsity sport to be
seen on Ferry Field during this fall
,. s tennis, and as remarkable strides
orward were made in that sport this

in the next three years to come. Not
only the increased excellence in the
play, but the increased interest in the
sport adds to the propitious nature of
the augury.
Soccer almost gained the rank of a
Varsity sport during the past season,
but fell short because it lacked a
regular schedule. In the two games
p. ayed the Michigan men acquitted
themselves with credit, so much so.
in fact, that the reality of a Varsity
soccer team is now something of the
nearing future.
The freshmen played around at foot-
ball under the direction of Coach
Douglass, and had the usual success-
ful season, and closed that unsurpris-
ing event with the usual prophecy that.
Michigan's hope for a successful Var-
sity team in the next year rested in
the hands of the yearlings alone.
Cross country running, although it
did not have its headquarters at Ferry;
Field, pushed itself into prominence
there on one occasion. At that time=
the team managed to get away in its
regulation manner and romp away:
from its .opponents.

Schedule of Inter-eCass Games Will Captain Smith, Catlett and Hun
be Published by Directory Open Indoor Season
in Near Future in Gym
Class indoor baseball teams are to Although no call has been
have an opportunity to practice this for track men, nevertheless the
week, and Waterman gymnasium will began unofficially yesterday afi
be open Tuesday, Thursday and Sat- when Captain Smith, Catlett, H
urday nights, from 7:00 to 9:00 o'clock ton and a few others report
for that purpose. work.
The sche'ule of games will be given Active training will not begi
out on Saturday, December 4, to take after Christmas, and no call
effect on Monday, December 6, but up issued until following the ho
^to that time the gymnasium will be but several of the men have be
open for practice purposes only. limber up with that date in mi
Prior to the beginning of this regu- The track schedule has nc
lar schedule, each manager is asked announced but it is understoo
to get a list of the names of the men a list of dates considerably bett
who are going to participate in the that submitted last year, i
sport. This list should be presented drawn up by the athletic autho
by the manager to the secretary of his It is rumored that several
department. Any men on this list meets in some of the bigger cit
marked either on warning or, proba- be booked, in addition to the
tion by the secretary, will not be al- dual encounters. Michigan wil
lowed to compete. ably develop a relay team, a



In order to give more men an op-
portunity to enjoy the benefits of in-
terclass sports, it has been decided
not to permit those athletes who have
played class football during the 1915'
season to compete in the indoor base-
ball series. Any student taking part
in the indoor games will be barred
from entering class basketball later
Class managers will be expected to
furnish balls and bats for their re-
spective teams. There are now two
balls, and two bats at the
gymnasium, however, which will be
available for the use of the teams,
until they are beyond usage.
All class managers who have been

Coach Farrell is undecided as t
which distance he will conce
upon. It looks as though the
mile might prove the most attra
with the milers that are availab
though there is a possibility of
ing up a one-mile team in additi
No Forum meeting will be he
the Union this week. The nex
cussion will take place on Dece
7. The subject that will be disc
has not yet been announced.
gestions as 'to the subject of d
sion should be given to Har:
Parker, '16L, president of

Perhaps there is no more competent
man in the west to pick an All-West-
ern football team than Walter Ecker-'
sall of the Chicago Tribune. Ecker-
sall follows football closely and has
officiated in many of the more import-
ant contests.
Eckersall was numbered among
the officials who handled the Mich-
ian-Cornell game, and usually each
Saturday found him viewing the most
important of the western battles from
-in "inside' position. 'thus Eckersall's
mythical eleven is, perhaps, as signifi-
cant as any that are selected.
Maulbetsch, captain-elect of the
Michigan team, was placed at left half
on Eckersall's team, and was one of
the two men selected who did not per-
form in the Western Conference. Eck-
:rsall's choices follow:
Baston (Minnesota) .. .... R.E.
Shull (Chicago).............R. T.
Dunnigan (Minnesota) ...:.. .... .R. G.
Watson (Illinois) ................C.
Fitzgerald (Notre Dame)......L. G.
Buck (Wisconsin) ..............L. T.4
Chamberlain (Nebraska) ....... L. E.
Russell (Chicago) Capt... ......Q.
Macomber (Illinois).......R. H. B.
Maulbetsch (Michigan) ...... L. H. B.
Bierman (Minnesota).........F. B.

Captain "Bill" Cochran was the only,
other Wolverine that drew mention.,
Cochran was numbered among the list
of prominent guards, although he was
not placed on the first or second team.
Now that Cornell .has produced a.
winning football team, she can boast
of more championships than any other+
institution in the country of late years.
Cornell crews have always been fam-
ous; Cornell track teams are usually
conceded to be either among the best,
or the best; in cross country running
she has won 15 of the 16 annual races;
her basketball and wrestling teams,
etc., are almost in the first rank, when
indeed they fail to actually win their
respective titles. These Big Red per-
formers really aren't so bad, you
Oliphant, the Army back who scor-
ed all of the 14 points that the soldiers
earned against the Navy, is a former;
Purdue star. Oliphant has been the
big star for the Army all year, and his
sensational work continued in the
farewell tussel of the season. Presi-
dent Wilson and Mrs. Wilson-to-be
divided their time equally between the
Army and Navy sections.

appointed to date by their class ofi- Forum.
cers, are asked to have all their men
on the floor this week and in shape Arrest 'Captain of Chicago Varsi
for the opening of thee series next
" Chicago, Nov. 29. -Three studlenl
Monday night, as no postponements C
will be made in the indoor schedules. !o the University of Chicago were a
The few classes who have not enter- rested last week following a meet
ed teams as yet, should take action at of the striking garment workers. O
was the Varsity baseball captain, a
one. _- ithr hA rA~tint f hA

vfG. Mle MOpresiaen oz tn e
class or the athletic manager should
appoint a representative to take
charge of this new branch of sport.
The representative appointed should
then report to Director Rowe at the
Intramural office of the Athletic Asso-
ciation on Maynard street.
If there is one thing on earth which
we would rather do than anything else
on earth, it is to get you there when
you are in a hurry. Stark, 2255.
Learn the new fox trot at the
Packard Academy. Nov. 20-tf'
Buy your Mazda lamps at Switzer's,
310 South State oct23tf

other the son of a professor in the
Wright Probable Penn Crew Mentor
With the recommendation by the
University of Pennsylvania Rowing
Committee of Joe Wright as coach for
the Penn crews, it is almost certain
that the Argonaut mentor will be ap-
proved when the 'Board of Directors of
the Athletic Association acts officially
on the proposition to engage him.
Pneumonia Patient Improves Rapidly
Robert F. Kohr, '17E, who was tak-
en to the Homoeopathic. hospital on
November 20 suffering with pneumo-
nia, is reported as rapidly improving.


Possibly you fail to see the connection but if the foregoing combination is over
your head you will soon get the vital spark if you eat at




I honestly believe- that there would be more laughter in this world and hence it
would be a lot better place to live if more of its people could command Renellen Service.

o~J ax~~

no men to fill up the backfield berths. ilecovers from Appendicitis Operation
There were other men who were Herrington Roos, '19E, who was
perhaps as good in the opinion of operated on for acute appendicitis at
some of the interclass critics, as the the University. hospital last Wednes-
men who were placed on the all-camp- day, was reported yesterday a7, doing
us over their heads. This is especial- very nicely.

N. B.-Ellen Young has promised us something special for tomorrow Dinner.

Drop in and see what she has for you.

R. V.





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