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THE MICHIGAN DAILY:

CUSTER FIl MEET
MI.CHIGAN TONIGHT

MIt'llI(;AN BATTLES T(9NWCHT

First Of icial Game of Season
Be Hard One for the
Team

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is Mfehigan agiun going to be presented by a basketball team of the
calibre of i 91, quintet Michigan hopes not. The team this year
is stronger ita n the one of last winter, but this is only the Wolverines'
second season at the court game. The school cannot expect to win
chmampionsi ips yet, but it can hope to keep out of the Conference cel-
lar two years running. To insure the most success possible Coach
Mitchell and his moen must realize hat tlhe University is behind them.
The proof of is backing is the attendance at the games. #
Miehi gan opens its season, officially, this evening. The strong Camp
Custer ( llcers' team meet the Wolverines at Waterman gymnasium.
Show the amen that you are behind the team, that you want a better
winter. le there this evening when the whistle blows.

MITChIELL WARNS AGAINST
OVERCONFIDENCE OF MEN
Williams Expected to Re Big Factor
In Local Defensive
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No one will be admitted to the
basketball game this evening un-
less they have their athletic w
books. These books can be ob-
tained at the athletic office upon
presenting the outdoor physical
education coupon received at the
Streasurer's office.

Michigan will open the 1918 basket-
ball season tonight, playing the first,
regularly scheduled game of the year-
in the Waterman gymnasium at 8
o'clock when Coach Mitchell's boys
will line up against the Camp Custer
Officers' team.
Last night. the quintet was put
through the final paces before the
battle and the hard practice at , the
eleventh hour should count a great
deal. It was the first real workout
on the new and much larger court. A
steady drill on shooting and offensive
work was the main thing on the pro-
gram.
Coach Mitchell warns against over-
confidence in this game. "The officers'
have a team that will give us a hard
fight and Michigan will have to put
up the best basketball that it knows
to win. Our. passing and team work
is all that I can wish for at this stage
of practice but our eye for shooting
may cause us trouble. However, the
spirit of the team is excellent and
this may overcome that handicap. If
the shooting improves, we can put
them away comfortably."
Wilson Injured
The team does not seem to be in

ALL-SERVICE ELEVEN
CHOSEN BY C RI T I C
Walter Camp's All-Service footballI
team has been named. Following his
example of last year the great foot-
ball critic has picked the 11 men who
in his estimation have performed the
best on the field of action, from the
multitude (Af men playing on the many
service eleven at the cantonments
and stations in this country. Three
of the gobs playing with the Great
Lakes were include in his choice, and
one sailor from the Chicago Naval
Reserve team was also honored The
Yale critic was less partial to the
East in composing this eleven than
he was when picking his All-Ameri-
can collegiate team.
The men are:
Woodruff, Granite State, L. E.
Bentz, Chicago Naval Res., L. T.
Sutherland, Camp Greenleaf, L. G.
Bachman, Great Lakes, C.
Budd, League Island, R. G.
Blacklock, Great Lakes, R. T.
Zimmerman, Mare Island, R. E.
Driscoll, Great Lakes, Q. B.
Dehart, Mather field, R. H. B.
Hoban, Camp Devens, L. H.. 3.
Brickley, Hoboken Transp., F. B.
Great Lakes Team Returns from West
Returning from Pasadena, Calif.,
Wednesday, where they had played
the eleven of the Mare Island ma-
rines, the Great Lakes football team
has ended a football season for which
they claim the service championship
of the United States. This team has

OFFICERS EXPECT
VICTOR Y TONIGHT
Camp Custer, Jan. 9.-With a pow-
erful quintet representing those men
in the service who are remaining at
Camp Custer, the boosters of the
military five are looking for a vic-
tory over the University of Michigan
Varsity tomorrow night, at Ann Ar-
bor.
Made up entirely of commissioned
officers the speed and accuracy of
play is assured, since the majority of
these men are former college stars
The exact personnel of the team has
not been issued as yet, but it will be
no surprise to the fans to see some
of the country's best players in the
line-up.
The style of play to be used by the
officers' team is generally unknown,
but it is said that it is sufficierit to
give any quintet a run. Their rec-
ord in other sports, as well as in the
court game, gives the camp a Ligh
standing in the sport world. They ex-
pect to maintain this standing in the
battle with the Maize and Blue to-
morrow night.
Coach Brightens Purdue's Prospects
The return of Coach Lambert to
basketball coach, to the University of
Purdue has brightened the prospects
considerably The Boilermakers will
meet Chicago in the first Conference
game of the year after one practicel
game only The return of Heine, a
guard on last year's team, from the
Great Lakes is expected in the imme-
diate future and will materially
strengthen the team
Moran Signs Contract with New Fork
Pat Moran, former manager of the
Philadelphia Nationals, signed a con-
tract with the New York Nationals,
Wednesday, for the coming season.
Iowa Quintet Shows Up Well ,
The University of Iowa varsity bas-1
ketball team downed the second team4
in the final-practice before the con-
test with Coe by a score of 13 to 12.

ELTON JAMES IS FIRST
LETTER WINNER KILLED
PLAYED ON YOST'S VARSITY TWO
YEARS AT RIGHT
END
First Lieut. Efton M. James, '15,
Varsity football player for two years,
was killed in action in France leading
a mortar battery into line, on Oct. 14,
1918. He is the first "M" man to have
died in the great war against Germany.
Commissioned at Sheridan
Receiving a commission of second
lieutenant at the first officers' training
caimp at Sheridan in the latter part of
May, 1917, he was stationed in this
country until April 1, 1918, when his
regiment, the 61st infantry, was sent
overseas.
Born near Vandalia, Mich., he re-
ceivedrhis higher education in the
Ann Arbor high school and at this
University, being a member of the
Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, and
Sphinx and Michigamua, honorary so-
cieties.
Played in 1913 and 1914
His Varsity football playing wa's
done in 1913 and 1914 and Coach Yost
said of him in writing to his brother,
I. P. James, "You can well have a pride
in the character and manliness of a
brother like Efton. Knowing him in-
timately as a member of the Varsity
team throughout two seasons I can
readily say that I know how well he
faced every duty and danger which
confronted him throughout his ser-
vice to our country." Lieutenant James
was one of the most popular men in
the University while here and had the
reputation of being one of the best ends
the team had had for several seasons.
Kieckhefer Leads in Title Match
Taking the lead away from Pierre
Maupome in the third inning Cham-
pion Augie Kieckhefer led in the
second block of the world's champion-
ship three cushion match which took
place at Guyon's academy in Chicago.
The Chicago cue star is now lead-
ing 100 to 96 and the final block
which took place last night was the
deciding one. Kieckhefer got two
runs of eight in the second block
while Maupome failed to run more
than three.
Ilhini Quintet is Being Strengthened
The University of Illinois quintet is
undergoing some vigorous practice
preparatory to a double header this
weekend with either Notre Dame or
Wabash college. The weak spots in the
defense as shown in the game with
the Great Lakes are being strength-
ened.

NEW YORK GIANTS BEST TEAM
ON DEFENSIVE IN LEAGUE
New York Giants were the best
fielding team in the National league
last year according to the official field-
ing averages made public today. The
Giants handled 4,992 chances success-
fully during the past season, juggling
only 152 for a percentage of .970. Pitts-
bu'g and Chicago, the league cham-
pions, were tie for second with per-
centages of .966. Philadelphia, mak-
ing 211 errors, were the poorest on the
defensive in the circuit and held eighth
place with .961.
Konetchy with Boston, was record-
ed the best fielding first baseman in
the league. Larry Doyle, New York,
was the best at the keystone sack;
Groh, Cincinnati, the premier at third;
and Fletcher of the Giants, played
short stop with the least errors. . In.
the outfield, Neale, Cincinnati; Pask-
ert, Chicago; and Wheat, Broklyn,
held the best record of the gardners
playing over 100 games.
Killefer with the Cubs, did the best
work behind the bat and Cooper, Pitts-
burg, was the best fielding pitcher.

Purple Football Mentor Resigns
Coach Fred J. Murphy of North-
western has resigned from his posi-
tion as football coach. Business in-
terests in Colorado have taken up
much of the coach's time in the past
year. Although Murphy's contract
covers next year it is expected that
the resignation will be accepted on
account of the five years' faithful
service which he has rendered.
Harvard Starts Hockey; Practice
About 40 candidates for the fresh-
man hockey team and 20 for the var-
sity team reported at the first prac-
tice of the year, at the University of
Harvard

Coach Mitchell has issued a
call for men desiring to tryout
for assistant basketball manag-
ers. All who desire to work out in
this line will report to the court
game mentor before this evening.
They must be on the floor to aid
the coach in caring for the team
in the game tonight.

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Young students' class (14 to 18 yrs.) in ball-room danc-
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Private lessons by appointment.

its best form now. Wilson will notI t'raveled more miles than any other

play on account of a badly hurt leg
and Weiss will be given a chance in
his place. While it is to be regretted
that the sturdy guard is out tempor-
arily and especially now, still many
think that Weiss will seize this op-
portunity to show what he can do.
Loring, the star center, also may be
out although it is hoped that he will
be in shape to go in. If he is unable
to play, Weiss will undoubtedly play
place as guard.
center and Richner will take his
Willianms, on the other hand, has
been showing a burst of good form
that is astonishing everyone and the
Coach pins a great deal of his confi-
dence on this star. "Jack" plays a
great defensive ganme/~ and manages
'to worry, most forwards exceedingly.
His work should be a big factor in
putting over a victory tonight.
Custer Has Good Record
The Camp Custer five have an ad-
mirable record and have worked up
a powerful team. The most interest-
ing of their victories is the game with
Kalamazoo Normal, whom Michigan
have scheduled for Jan. 18. The of-
ficers cleaned up on the Kazooers,
whose team this year is very strong.
The officers' have several former
college stars playing with them.
Spinney was star forward on Alma's
team for three years and has been
doing very creditable work this year.
E The other veteran is Taylor, who
plyaed guard with Kalamazoo when
the Celery City boys held the cham-
pionship.
The lineup will be as follows: Mich-
igan-Hewlett, l.f.; Karpus, r.f.;
Loring, c; Weiss, l.g.; Williams, r.g.
Camp Custer-Spinney, l.f.; Nelson,
r.f.; Kelley, c.; Taylor, l.g.; Tippett,
r.g. Johnson, former Purdue captain,
will officiate.
MAROON TEAM IS NEARLY
COMPLETED FOR COURT GAME
The competition for places,. on the
University of Chicago basketball team
has practically eliminated all but
Birkhoff, Gorgas, Himkle, Palmer
and Stegeman. The Maroons showed
up favorably in the contest with
Camp Grant and the Great L.kes
game gave a good comparison of (hi
cago with Northwestern and Illinois,
The first Conference game for the
Maroons is with Purdue less than a
week from now.
Kansas Football Men Honored
Seven football men from the Uni-
versity of Kansas were put on the
Missouri Valley all-star eleven which
was chosen by the sport editor of the

team in the history of the game, go-
ing as far east as Brooklyn and as
far west as California.
Boxing Not Taboo in Pennsylvania
The courts of Pennsylvania have
decided that a boxing contest is per-
nissable under the law which bans
prize fighting. The distinction is,
drawn on the division of the money
the contestants receive. When the
money is evenly divided the contest is
called a boxing match.

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