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"Al" Robinson Puts in Appearance for
First Time This
The slogan, "each man get a man,"
which had its inception in the track
meeting of Tuesday night, was started
in earnest yesterday when several ad-
ditional tryouts made their appearance
in Waterman gymnasium as candi-
dates for the cinder squad.
"Al" Robinson, last year's fresh-
man prodigy and captain, has made
his official season's appearance, and
must be reckoned with as a most seri-
ous candidate for the team, as there
is no doubt as to his being one of
the fastest men in the university in
the 440-yard dash.
Corbin, one of last season's veterans
in the hurdles, who has not been able
to do any training since the holidays,
because of a' sprained ankle, is still
on the injured list, and may not be
able to make his reappearance for
some time.
Candidates still continue to turn out
in fairly large numbers, about 45 men
showing up again yesterday, with sev-
eral of the cinder athletes detained be-
cause of classes. Almost a dozen men
were out trying their luck at kicking,
the cardboard which Coach Farrell has
ingeniously put up for them to kick,
so that the feet of the pole vaulters
may be well over the bar as they are
making their attempt to clear the high
As yet, the coach has not allowed
any of the aspirants to extend them-
selves to any great extent, as the sea-
son is not far enough advanced to
allow any trials against fast time, but
is merely building up the men for the
more strenuous work which is to
Junior Engineers Battle Seniors and
Fresh Engineers Play
Three indoor baseball games will
be played tonight in Waterman gym.
The games begin at the usual periods,
7:00 o'clock, 7:40 o'clock and 8:20
o'clock. In the first part of the even-
ing the J-engineers and the senior
engineers will contend for the honors.
In the second game the soph lits and
the pharmics will declare war, and
the night will be wound pp by the
fresh and the soph engineers.
When bridge builder meets boiler-
makei in the quarrel over a 17-inch
horse-hide ball, there should be quite
a racket. Both the senior and junior
teams are in excellent condition and
both are confident that they have the
best team either in the department, or
the league, for that matter. The result
should be interesting from the specta-
tors' standpoint. In the other game
between the soph and fresh engineers,
there is not only the departmental ri-
valry to make the game an interesting
one, but also that old mutual animos-
ity which always has existed between
soph and fresh.
Between the games staged by the
engineers, the soph lits and the phar-
mics will get together for a friendly
bout. The soph lits are hoping to
give the pharmics somewhat of a rub,
but the absence of a good pitcher pre-
cludes such a possibility as the phar-
mics have a string of pitchers who

rank as well as any in the league.
The pharmics never fail to, give strong
support while the lits have often fall-
en down in this respect, and as a mat-
ter of dope have lost all of their games
thus far during the season.
Fresh Lit Trick Men to Meet Tonight
There will be a meeting of all as-
pirants for the fresh lit class track
team in Waterman gymnasium to-
night at 7:30 o'clock. The manager
is anxious that all men who have had
any experience or desire to work out
in class track should report at this
preliminary meeting in order that
adequate plans may be made for
practice for the class relay team and
a line secured on the available ma-
terial. , ,

Fresh Track Men
Meet Tomorrow


Time Set is 7:30; All Aspirants
Yearling Squad Extended


to Tat1b Icabers

Chances in These Events
Than Last Year;
Old Men

Seem Better
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Freshman track enthusiasts will be
given a chance to prove their enhu--
siasm tomorrow night when the meet-
ing in their honor is called to order
at 7:30 o'clock in the trophy room of
Waterman gym. The meeting will be
devoted to the interests of the first
year track men and every yearling who
has even seen a cinder path or a board
track is extended an invitation.
The dignity of the meeting. for the
freshmen will be no less than that
of the meeting for the Varsity men
which was held in the early part of
the week and practically the same
speakers will be slated for the even-
ing's program. The main subjects
which will come up for treatment by
the different speakers are those of the
schedule and the prospects.
Four speakers have been chosen
and the list includes the names of
Coach Farrell, of the Varsity track
team, Doctor May, director of Water-
man gymnasium, John Finkenstaedt,
manager of the Varsity track team and
Harold Smith, captain of the Varsity
track team. None of the talks will
run over a set time limit, nor will
they be too long to be interesting.
The freshmen have been slow in
getting a start this year and the num-
ber of men who have reported to the'
authorities as candidates for the year-
ling team of runners is far below that
of other years. The meeting slated
for tomorrow night has been sche-
duled with the idea of stirring up in-
terest in the men and of developing
a larger entry list for the freshman
meet which is to be held Saturday.
The freshman team is always a1
great factor in developing men for the1
succeeding Varsity aggregations, and
upon the quality of the yearling
squads depends the strength of the'
coming Varsity teams. The athletic
authorities promise a good schedule
for-the team this year and it is essen-
tial to the best interests of the Varsity
that the freshmen should have a strong
schedule, for without good competi-
tion no men suitable for Varsity work
can be developed.
Twelve Regulars and Five Alternates
Gain Places as Result
of Trials
Michigan's rifle squad, the selection
of which was based on the past two
days of trial shooting, was chosen last
night and tie scores brought the. total
number of men to remain on the Var-
sity division up to 17. Twelve of these;
men are designated as regulars, while1
the remaining five are ranked on the
squad as alternates.
Among last year's regulars to make
the team for this year are six men
who shot up near the top of the scor-
ing list in every one of the previous
season's matches. J. P. Thompson,
who was the individual champion last
year and who pulled down high in-
dividual score in almost every match,
is again with the team, and he has
for company some of the other cracks.
L. C. Wilcoxen, who ran Thompson a
close race for individual honors last
year, and who captains the shooters
this year, will have Curtis, Schoepfle,
Lee and Simons of last. year's team to
help in the competition this season.
These six men, with the new men,
Nicholson, McNaughton, McIntyre and
Atlee, will make up the team which
shoots for Michigan against Wisconsin
the day after tomorrow. In the mean-
time they will be on deck at the in-
door range taking a final shot at
getting into the best shape for the

coming contest, which is one of the
hardest on the schedule.
The results of the two days of trial
shooting follow: regulars-Curtiss,
Schoepfie, Wilcoxen, Nicholson,
Thompson, Simons, McNaughton, Mc-
Intyre, Atlee and Lee; substitutes -
Hauser and Lowry; alternates-Clark,
Batten, Smith, Unsworth and Gray.
Good Printing-The Ann Arbor Press.

Michigan's chances in the weight
events for the present year's track1
competition seem considerably better
than last season.
Cross, Bastian and Edwards are the
veterans, while Loud and "Pat"

Smith of the freshman team will be
available. Cross was Farrell's best
bet last season, and although he failed
to place in the eastern inte-rollegiates,
the margin that kept him from creep-
ing into the winners' column was mea-
sured by inches only. "Cec" has put
on considerable weight during the
summer and this should prove of con-
siderable advantage, as he can use a
few extra pounds without a bit of
"Last year "Cec" weighed less than
170 and was one of the lightest shot
putters that Michigan ever had. This
year he weighs around 180 and Farrell
is looking for a better year than Cross
had last season. Cross is also an ex-
cellent man with the discus, but un-
fortunately for Michigan this event is
omitted at the Eastern Intercolle-
'astian scored several points in the
hammer throw in dual meets last sea-
son and is counted upon for a greater
number this season. Edwards has
been working out in the gym of late
and has been showing good form.
Loud and "Pat" Smith are the two
men who worked on the freshman
team last season. Loud was a sur-
prise who came through without any
announcement and pushed the shot
over 40 feet without any particular
style or method. Farrell has taken him
in hand, and when he acquires the
knack, he should make a good man.
'Pat" Smith wrestled with the weights
on the 1918 squad last year, and al..
though he didn't startle the track
world by setting any new records,
still he gave considerable promise.
With "Pat's" weight and the determin-
ation and fight that were in evidence
on the football field properly guided
along this line, the big fullback ought
to develop into a good man.'
With this list of men to pick from,
Michigan ought to be fairly well for-
tified for dual meets and someone
might even break into the scoring col-
umn at the Eastern Intercollegiates.
Mahan Gets Liberal Offer from Sox
Cambridge, Mass, Jan 12.-Eddie
Mahan, the crack halfback and cap-
tain of the Crimson during the past
season, is the recipient of a liberal
offer from the Boston American league
team to play baseball for them next
season, it was learned today. Mahan,
besides being a great football player,
is one of the Crimson outfit's best bets
as a hurler.







Not so long ago a track call was is-
sued at Brown. Eighty men are now
working daily.
Michigan issued a track call Tues-
day. Michigan is 10 times as big as
Only 80 men answered the Michi-
gan call.
Cornell had 360 men trying for the
cross country team during the fall.
Judging from this, when the call for
the regular team is issued, everyone
in the university with the possible ex-
ception of the faculty, the lame, the
blind' and the halt must respond.
Cornell only won one first place in
the intercollegiates last year, but she
won the meet with ease. Michigan
took two firsts, and tied for the fifth.
This means Cornell's second, third
and fourth place men WON THE
Cornell had 40 representatives on
hand. Michigan had 10.
But times have changed.
Steve Farrell hereby goes on record
with the assertion that every single
track man that believes he can even

QUALIFY will be taken to the inter-
coll egiates.
Think that over!
"Chink" Bond used to high jump
his freshman year. Sometimes
"Chink" cleared as much as four or
five feet all in one'jump. Then he
was switched to the sprints and he
won the 100 at Philadelphia and
broke the world's record for the 220
on Ferry Field one day but they
wouldn't give it to him. When
"Howdy" Seward and "Hal" Smith
were in high school they couldn't
even run fast enough to keep out of
the coach's way.
And so just because you don't hold
the interscholastic record for the half-
mile, don't be too sure you aren't a
track man, at least until you've tried.
The so-called high school stars are
sometimes the first to go into the dis-
Michigan needs more track men.
Our football team wasn't a winner,
and this is simply all the more reason
why we need a winning track and
baseball team. It takes specialized

men for baseball, but some'of the col-
lege track stars never even sawe a
track in prep school closer than from
the eighth row in the bleachers.
The chances for getting a trip to the
intercollegiates were never so good
as at present.
Are you positive you can't make
that team?
"Steve" Farrell isn't.
le's from Missouri.
Rivers Prepares for Mitchell Fight
Chicago, Ill., Jan. 12.-Joe Rivers,
the Mexican lightweight, started work
with his training partner yesterday in
preparation for his meeting with
Ritchie Mitchell in Cincinnati on Jan-
uary 24. He will continue his train-
ing here until Sunday when he will
leave for the scene of battle, where
he will complete his preparations.
Joe mixed things up with Mike Fusco
in a .light sparring match this after-
noon, and finished the day's.work 'with
a fling at the bag and a weight re-
ducing exercise. Rivers does not an-
ticipate any trouble in weighing in at
the required figure.
Call Hoppe for your next group
picture any time. Results guaran-
teed. jan13,14,15

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