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FORESTERS NOSE OUT
'19 DENTS BY 'FLUKE
Dodge of Dent Team Throws Basket
for Lumbermen; Fresh Lits
Beat '16 Engineers
By a fluke of fate, together with
much hard work, the foresters nosed
out the yearling dents in last night's
basketball play by a 17-16 score. The
catastrophe. occurred when Dodge of
the doctor team had a lapse of memory
and tossed a basket for the tree chop-
pers, costing his team the game by
a single point. At the end of the
first half the score stood 8 to 4 in
favor the forestes and in the
" second half, after the foresters had
gained through the slip of Dodge, the
dents took heart. While there were
but five minutes more of play with'
the score 13-13, Bond and Homer
proved acid test and rolled up the
deciding tallies for the foresters.
The game between the fresh lits
and the senior engineers proved easy
for the yearlings, who took it by a
score of 24 to 11. Cook, McClintock
and Emery, a substitute, proved de-
ciding factors for the freshmen, the
honors being about evenly divided
among them. Miller, Maltby, and
Manwaring, something of a dark
horse, got the meat for the seniors.
It is probable that Manager Manwar-
ing will be seen in the game in the
future because of the showing he
made last evening.
In tonight's game the soph lits will
meet the soph engineers. Because o
the number of forfeits given to the
lit team, tonight's game ought to def-
initely place the teams in some sort
of a rating for the championship race.
CITARLEY FERGUSON MAY NOT
PLAY IN PROFESSIONAL BALL
Former Varsity Twirler, Property of
Athletics, Not to Fulfil
From Wayne, West Virginia, comes1
the news that Charley Ferguson will
not enter professional baseball this'
year. Ferguson was under contract
to Mack's Philadelphia Athletics.
President Navin of the Detroit club
made efforts to land Ferguson last
spring, but it seemed that Mack had
a prior claim to Charley's services,
so that even if the lanky boxman
should decide to take up the great na-
tional pastime as a means of liveli-
hood he would not be with the Tigers.
Landing collegiate baseball play-
ers is one of Mack's very best little
accomplishments and he beat the De-
troit management to Ferguson, al-
though the City of the Straits had the
big fellow comparatively undersits
nose. Ferguson was one of the stars.
of the last year's baseball team, rank-
ing as the most dependable twirler
on the squad outside of Sisler.tInli
dentally, 'Fergy was one of the best
liked individuals that ever wore Mich-.
12 BASKETBALL TEAMS ENTER
AMATUER UNION TOURNAMENT
Olympic and I. A. C. Squad Awong
Contestants from Seen
Chicago, Ill., Mar. 13.--Chicagoans;
who derive their winter pleasure from;
basketball are assured of some excel-1
lent caging exhibitions in the Nation-
al A. A. U. tournament here this week.
They will have a chance to see teams
from seven states battling, including
the Olympics, National A. A. U.
champs, and the Illinois A. C., Cen-
tral A. A. U. champions.
Announcement was made last week
that 12 teams had entered the fight
but that three more, the University
of Chicago, the Waukegan Y. M. C. A.,
and the Grand Junction, Neb., team,
were prospective eleventh-hour en-
The fives which have already signed
up are: Central Independents, Engle-
wood Christians, First Regiment, Ham-
lin Maroons. Illinois A. C. of Chicago,
Oakland Y. M. C. A. "Golds" of Oak-
land, Cal., Brandeis Stores, of Omaha,
Neb., Olympic Club of San Francisco,
Osage team of Osage, Iowa, Ripon Col-
lege of Ripon, Wis., Columbian A. C.
of St. Louis, University of Utah, Salt
Lake Cit. Utah. -
Victory For Team
Press Report Gives Michigan Unearned
Decision Over Cornell in
Either Michigan's terribly popular
in the east, or else we're living on our
Of course we'd like to believe the.
first statement and those who de-
sire to do so will encounter no par-
ticularly strenuous objections, unless
of course they chance to converse with
one of those agitated gentlemen from
the western conference.
Anyway, the east seems to glory in
persistently, giving us credit for things1
we haven't accomplished.
Sunday eastern reports gave Michi-
gan credit for second place in the
relay with Cornell third. A big New
York paper said such was
and the Detroit, and tine
state papers said so. The
Daily carried this verdict.
the ca lo,j
PITCHERS LOOSEN UP WITH
CURVES IN DAY'S WORKOUT
Hitters Face Slants for First Trime;
Robins Shows Up Well in
With the opening of a new week ofS
practice yesterday, the pitchers on
the Michigan baseball team all loos-
ened up a trifle, and the batters in the
cage were facing real curves for al-,
most the first time his season.
A. few of the overly ambitious were
mixing in a few curve balls last
week, but for the most part the big1
majority of the twirlers were well con-
tent to leave the benders alone, hand-'
ing up fast ones with nothing on them.
But yesterday nearly all of the
members of the pitching staff were
experimenting with curve balls, and
the Michigan hitsmiths found their
task a trifle more difficult. Stuart,
Miller, Robins and Ohlmacher were
ill feeding the hitters twisters, and
this quartet didn't provide all of the
curves that were on exhibition either.,
J. Robins looked particularly good in
yesterday's workout, and the othqr
candidates who are struggling for the'
honor of toiling in the middle of the'
diamond are going to step pretty fast
if t]hey edge this fellow out of the
Itohins was breaking a beautiful
curve ball across yesterday and his
work through the early season prac-
tices has been of a high order. Robins
played end on the 1918 All-Fresh foot-j
ball team and has plenty of beef.
The last half hour of yesterday's
drill was devoted to fielding, the first
portion seeing the batters' cage in1
ONLY THREE HANDBALL GAMES
PLAYED OFF IN FIRST ROUND1
#. 'igan really finished third..
At least members of thue team say
so. "Steve" Farrell admits that Cor-
nell beat the Wolverines. "Eddie"
Carroll says so and "Eddie" ran the
last lap. 'Eddie" said he had a splen-
did view of Windagale of Cornell when
Overton of Yale broke the tape. Yale
winning, and ',ddie says that all he
saw was thie Cornellian's ba . and
that this was moving pretty rapidly.
The week b frc, r ljc'rt: were sent
out from New York saying Michigan
was third in the indoor intercollegi-
ates, whereas those who were there
say that Michigan was fourth.
But by far the greatest gift was made
by one of the New York news dispen-
saries when Michigan was given sec-
ond place in the one-mile relay, when
the Wolverines were not even, repre-
sented in this event. The Michigan
men appreciate this friendliness on
the part of the East, but the return-
ing members of the track team are
begging for more accuracy, claiming
that the difficulty of explanations af-
ter reaching Ann Arbor entirely out-
weighs the advantage of unearned
honors in the east.
11 ENTER WRESTLING TOURNEY
FOR FOUR CAMPUS MAT TITLES
Weske, Runner-Up in 191i Heavy-
weight Match, Scheduled to Meet
Eleven men have so far signed up
in the wrestling tournament which
opens tomorrow afternoon in Water-
man gymnasium. Those who have al-
ready signified their intention of en-
Heavyweight--. F. Weske; V. P.
Middleweight-J. W. Planck; W. A.
McKinley; F. E. Nash; .9. H. Ayers.
Welterweight-F. D. Reder.
Lightweight - Francis Ross; Jos.
Whitlow; W. M. Laux; F. D. Reider.
Weske will be remembered as the
husky grappler who gave Reimann
such a hard tussle last spring before
the present title holder finally over-
came him. Weske also played on the
Varsity football team last fall, winning
his 'M" through the quality of work
he displayed 'during the last half of
the season. He has been working out
regularly in the gymnasium this win-
ter and should be in good condition for
the coming tournament.
A find has been made largely through
the efforts of 0. S. Westerman, boxing
instructor at the gymnasium, in the
person of V. P. Moisides, '17M. The
latter is a Greek, is possessed of en-
ormous strength, according to. Wes-
terman, and has had considerable ex-
perience in athletics.
Another man who is likely to make
things lively in both the welterweight
and lightweight classes is a fellow
from Long Beach, Cal., by the name
of Francis D. Reider. He is a mem-
ber of the Los Angeles Athletic club
and while there trained under the vet-
eran Dan McLoud. Reider looks like
a star and according to his friends
be has a good chance to land in both
Manager Amtsbuechler stated that
no entries would be considered after
RETURNING RUNNERS SAY
SQUAD FINISHED THIRD'
Windnagle Beats Carroll in Last Lap
at Meadowbrook, Winnning
When Michigan's representatives at
the Meadowbrook meet arrived from
the City of Brotherly Love on Sunday,
they brought with them the news that
that the two-mile relay team did not
finish just behind Yale in the Wol-
verine's lone entry, as they had been
given credit for doing. Rather they
were one place lower in the notch of
standings, with Cornell in reality hold-
ing the position which the telegraph-
ers credited to the Maize and Blue.
All of the first three teams in this
event broke the previous Middle At-
lantic indoor record. Yale came in
the home stretch with a good lead,
with Overton finally beating Wind-
nagle by about 12 yards. Windnagle
in turn gave Carroll the privilege of
viewing him from a position of- van-
tage of probably five yards back.
Michigan's men all ran the distance
in practically the same time. On the
other hand Overton, Yale's anchor
man, covered the course five times in
1 minute 56 4-5 seconds, with Wind-
nagle doing the same quintet in about
two seconds slower.
Coach Farrell was satisfied with the
showing which his men made in the
nieet. Because of the close finish of
the quartet's occupying second and
third positions in the summary, the
prospects of a close race between
Michigan and Cornell this week are
bright. These two schools are to be
the only competitors in the 74th In-
fantry meet in Buffalo, and the pick-
ing of a winner looks now to be a
Donnelly was the only one of the
four men who took the trip last week
who made his presence in the gym
yesterday. "Red" said that he knew
that a workout would help him for-
get the effects of the long train ride.
Consequently he spent most of the
afternoon in jogging around the con-
fines of the gymnasium.
Most of the candidates for the cin-
der team took the opportunity afford-
ed by another Monday to declare a
holiday, so the coach busied himself
with preparing the freshmen for their
Saturday meet in Detroit.
Committee Takes Indian Franchise
Cleveland, 0., Mar. 13.-Transfer of
the Cleveland American Association
club was formally made here this
afternoon when the bankers' commit-
tee, having in charge the interests of
President Somers, turned the prop-
erty over to the Cantillon-Timme com-
pany, the official name of the holding
company, which will operate the club
in Toledo. Anouncement was also
made that the club has taken a lease
of ten years on Swayne Field, at To-
ledo. Roger Bresnahan, former pi-
lot of the Chicago Cubs, will manage
SECOND JROUIND OF INTERCLASS
RIELAYS EXC LUDE S FIVE 'rlE AMS
Phliriiiies Beat Sopli Lits in Only
'hatch Evienit of Afternoou's
As a result of the second round of
the interclass relay series, five teams.
the fresh engineers, architects, soph
lits, J-laws, and soph engineers, were
eliminated. , One match race, on race
in which both teams ran against time,
and three forfeits comprised yester-
The Pharmic-soph lit scrap pro-:
vided some real excitement during the
first six laps, with the two teams rac-
ing neck and neck, but the last phar-
mic runner pulled away from his op-
ponent and breasted the tape ten yards
to the good.
The junior engineers had an easy
time registering a win over the see-
ond-year boilermakers. Both teams
ran against time, poor touching off
being largely responsible for the soph-
The fresh lits, running against time
to win a forfeit, hung up the best mark
of the afternoon, 1 minute 9 3-7 sec-
Pharmics (Smith, Vedder, Dillon,
Sayles), 2 minutes 3 1-5 seconds; soph
lits (Foster, Bauer, Andrews, Hayes).
Junior engineers (Kohr, Campbell,
Meade, Kauffman) 2 minutes 4 4-5 sec-
onds; soph engineers (Weske, Lang-
ley, Sharpe, Haskins).,
Senior engineers (Trelfa, Jones,
Wickham, Warren) 2 minutes 4 1-5
J-lits (Auspurger, Leslie, Wickliffe,
Burby) 2 minutes 1 2-5 seconds.
Fresh lits (Ehinger, Maag, Keskey,
Hrabak) 1 minute 59 3-5 seconds.
COLORADO CONFERENCE TEAMS
IN CLOSE BASKETBALL SERIES
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1916 FOOT11ALL RULES LITTLE
I FFEI1ENT FROM LAST YEAR
Suggestion to Compel Players to Wear
Numbers Is Not Even
New York, Mar. 13.-No radical
changes will be incorporated in the
footfball code for 1916, as the result
of the two-days' conference of the in-
tercollegiate football rules committee
which closed her last week. The
suggestion to make a mandatory rule
requiring all players to wear num-
bers in each game was only casually
discussed, and no formal vote was
taken on the proposition, according to
Walter Camp, secretary of the com-
The following are among the 4more
important of the changes made:
The penalty for a foul committed
against a player about to make a fair
catch of a forward pass was changed
from 10 to 15 yards.
When a team is late in appearing
for the second half of a game, the of-
fonded side shall have choice of'goals.
It is allowable to bat the bal on a
punt-out, but an opponent may not
run into the catcher except in a
bona fide attempt to catch or bat the
It is allowable for a player to push
an opponent out of the way in order
to secure a kicked ball which by fumb-
ling has become a free ball.
A foul committed by a defending side
behind its own goal line which de-
prives opponent of an opportunity to
secure a free ball, shall result in a
touchdown for the offended team. If,
however, the foul is committed while
the ball is in the air, the penalty shall
be a safety.
Where the defending side makes an
incompleted forward pass from be-
hind its own goal line on the first,
second, or third down, which is
grounded behind the line or hits goal-
posts or bar, it shall count as a safe-
ty; on the fourth down it goes to the
opponents at tike point of scrimmage.
A forward pass made by an attacking
team on first, second, or third downs
hitting goal-posts of bar becomes a
touchback; on fourth down goes to
opponents at point of scrimmage.
ouPItA Nu iS N WAiRDE1) LETTER
IN FOUR BRANCIIES OF SPORT
Switzer Beats Wickett in Fastest
Afteroion's Matches; Six Con.
tests Left Over
Fives Still Have Chance
. Only three matches out of the nine
scheduled to begin yesterday after-
noon in the opening round of the hand-
ball tournament were staged at the
time set for the events, the remander
of the aspirants to honors in the sin-
gles failing to appear.
In the curtain raiser George won
easly from Rau, requiring but two
games in which to overcome his op-1
ponent. Score, 15-6, 15-1.
The best match of the afternoon was
that between Wickett and Switzer,
the latter winning only after putting'
up a stiff fight for three games and
just nosing out his adversary at the
end: 4-15; 15-14; 14-15.
The last match held was that be-'
tween Weltman and Alden, this also
going the limit, but being considerably
slower than the one just preceding it.
Weltman won this match. Score: 15-11,
Boulder, Colo., Mar. 13.-With but
one week of the schedule left to play,
excitement over the Colorado Confer-
ence basketball race is at fever heat.
At present four schools have the pos-
sibility of tying for first place and
any one of three can win, if chances
fall their way.
Favor is placed on the Tniversity
and Colorado College, who are now
practically tied for the lead. Flow-
ever hope and ambition fills both the
Aggies, who if they win the rest of,
their games will stand first, and Den-
ver, who can tie for first in the com-
plicated event of its winning the rest
of the schedule, plus C. C.'s loss of 'West Point, N. Y. Mar. 13.-The
the rest of her contests and the Uni- coveted letter "A" was awarded to-
versity's loss of two games. night by the army athletic council to
Th, teams now stand as follows: cadets who have earned the right to
W. L. Pet.-wear it by their athletic prowess dur-
Colorado College .... 5 1 .866 ing the year.
University of Colorado 4 1, .800 Cadet Oliphant, '18, of Indiana, was
Aggies...... ...... .3 2 .600 the first in the history of the acad-,
Denver University . 3 3 .500 emy to win the letter in four sports.
College of Mines..... 0 8 .000 He was the star of the Army-Navy
football game last fall and also was
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