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May 30, 1920 - Image 7

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laize And Flue
Will Wage War
To Regain Honor
Season of Reverses on Gridiron Serves
to Intensify Interest in Football;
Yost Working hard
(By Bob Angell)
Michigan intends to regain her lost
prestige on the gridiron next fall. The
Wolverines learned a lesson last year
that they will not soon forget, and it is
with the disappointment of the 1919
season fresh in their minds that they
are looking forward to the coming one.1
Over-optimism was one of the chief
causes of last fall's disaster. It is the
intention of the coaches, the players
and the followers of the team not to
let it happen again. No matter how
bright the prospects it will be some
time before a Michigan man will dare
predict a championship team for his
Demands Hard Work
All that can be said is that the Var-;
sity will work as never before to up-
hold the honor of Michigan on the
gridiron. Hard work alone will ac-
complish this result.
The prospects for the coming season;
are good, almost just as good as theyj
were last year at thi time. We are
making no predictions, however. 1
Coaches Yost and Douglass will have
a wealth of veteran material to work
with provided the men are eligible at7
the opening of the season.
Tad Weiman, tackle and fullback as
well as captain-elect of the 1918 team,
is going to return to school. Captain
Goetz will be a bulwark on the left
side of the line, while Duke Dunne,I
Hugh Wilson, Ernie Vick, Bill Fortune,
Frank Czysz, Ward Culver, and Bill
Henderson will all be available for
line positions.
Ends Are Good i
Dunne and Henderson are a pair of
good ends, while Goebel of the 1923
freshman, will make a strong bid for
one of 'the flank positions. Weimu'i
and Goetz are two fine tackles, while
for guards Yost can pick from Wilson,
Fortune and Czysz, with Van Orden,
Johns, Wachler and Rowland, of the
freshmen, as possibilities. Ernie Vick
will have first call on the center posi-
tion, with Culver as second choice.
In the backfield the Varsity will not
be quite so well' situated. Steketee,
of All-American fame, will dndoubted-
ly hold down the fullback position if
he is eligible. Jack Dunn, Ed. Usher,
Jack Perrin, and several last fall's
freshmen will make strong bids for
the other backfield jobs.
Dunphy, Searle, Banks, and Paper
were the fastest backs on the 1923
team and, together wtih several who
played on the class teams last fall,
among whom Leader and Haller are
(Continued on page 4)
J. W. Merchant Considered California's
Best Bet on Cinders
Berkeley, Cal., May 29.-J. W. Mer-
chant, one of the five athletes the Uni-
versity of California entered this year
in' the Western Conference at Ann
Arbor, Mich., June 4 and 5, is cnsid-
ered by sport followers here the Pa-
cific Coast's premier all-round athlete.
In the dual meet with Stanford uni-
versity he won the broad jump with a
leap of 23 feet, 3f4 inches, and placed
second in the javelin throw. He was
third in the latter event in the Pacific

coast conference and has been run-
ning the 100-yard dash in a trifle over
10 fiat..
California's team won the coast con-
ference relay and stands a good chance
to place in the Conference relay..

Illinois Will Count on Emery; Chicago
and Wisconsin Figure Wil 3.
- In Distances
(By J .'E. MManis)
The entrylist for the annual Confer-
ence track and field meet, to be held
here Juie 4 and 5, includes an ipos-
ing list of stars who have figured in
far, middle western, or' eastern tracks
for several seasons. - Many of the men
who will compete in the meet will' be
Olympic tryouts, and more than a few
of them should be taken with the liig
squad to Antwerp.
Merchant, California's all-around
star, will undoubtedly be a great cen-
ter of interest. This versatile athlete
includes the hammer , and javelin
throws, the running broad jump, and
usually some of the sprints in his ex-
tensive repertoire. In the broad jump
he is pre-eminent on the Pacific coast,
and will probably win the event unless
Carl Johnson is able to compete.
Claim Star Shot Putter
Other members of the California
team who are expected tb appear in
the point column are Majors, the best
shot putter- of the coast; Sprott, a
miler with'an imposing record in both
this event and the half. Grunsky had
been timed in 15 1-5 seconds ii the
high hurdles. The small' size of the
California squad, they are carrying
only eight men, will hinder them in
winning the meet, but there is little
doubt that they will, be ne' f%the
strong teams "of the meet.'"
Only two men on the team to be
brought here by the University of Mis-
souri have great reputations, or have
been prominent outside of the Missouri
valley. Scholz, because of his great
record, is favored by ,ll1 experts for
first in the 100-yard dash. He was
winner of the cntury dash at the ltna
ference and Drake meets in 9' 4-5 sec-
onds, and recently tied the indoor' re-
ord for the 75-yard dash. McClung,
also of the Missouri team, is a shot
putter of ability and has been unde-
feated this year.
Among the distance runners, Furnas
of Purdue, stands out as a man who
will- be equally dangerous in the half,
mile or two-mile. It is likely that he
will enter the last two events, and he
should win the long run, and make a
strong bid for honors in the miles
Otis, of Chicago, seems to be the' onl
man in the ,Conferenice who can un
with Furnas in the two-mile, and even
he will have to go better in this meet
than he has ever travelled before.
Wisconsin Strong In Distances
Wahl and Jamsey, the two-milerE
from Wisconsin, who have bee oing
remarkably well of late, Otis,bf .Chi.
cago, who was a 4:20 man two years
ago, and Sprott, of California, arethe
other dangerous men.
Tl e best race of the two-day -mei
should res'ult i the 440-yard dash
where such maste'rs as Butler of Mich-
igan, Spink and Emery of Illinois, Os
of Minnesota, and Hendrickson of Cal
ifornia, will meet. Butler was winne

of the dash indoors, and Oss placed
second last year. Hendrickson is onE
of the best of the Coast dash men, bu
was defeated by Emery of Illinois.
In the 220 Hendrickson handed
(Continued on page 3)

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oven's . (By Jay Bee)
game Thus far this year the victories andj
rally defeats with which the Varsity track
even squad has met, have all resulted as!
)ne of was originally figured. Captain John-
Field son, during the early part of the
n is season *as running true to form and
the cinder path artists supported him
st all in a 'similar manner. But there willf
Ieorge be breaks. ; f
lliant. The Wolverines experienced a se~-
d the rious break before the outdoor season
three had commenced. An injury to Johnson1
Wol- resulting from a sudden change from1
s dan- indoor shoes to the long spiked va-
n lay riety.brought the first difficulty. Since'
that time the great track athlete's con-
dition has not permitted him to enter
ed the any of the contests.1
SsmallMay Enter Meet-
Knode Of late, however, he has once more#
s. His been enabled to participate to a lim-'
and it ited extent. It is hoped that he will1
Knode be in condition to participate fully in
onfer- the conference meet. Captain Johnson
'k this is pictured above.
in be In the upp'er left .hand corner ofthe
illustration the finish of the 440 in the
d hon- dual meet with Illinois held here, isi
een a reproduced. Emery, the stellar Illi-
aver- nois man, is seen breasting the tape.
3e him Butler and Wetzel of Michigan are pic-+
ty sel- tured fighting for third.
es 'are Lashmet who is attempting to reach
safe. Johnson's record as a broad jumper,
irately is in midair in the upper right hand
meets photo.V
se be- In the center, Butler of Michigan is
az and seen breasting the white tape, with .
ay. Wetzel of Michigan second and Bartky
(Continued on page 4)

Tennis Schedule.
H rdeI Y s
Team S uccessful s
Five Victories Registered in Eight
Dual Meets; One Lost; One
s 1 Unplayed.
(By George Reindel)
What has been the most successful
and largest tennis season in the his-
tory of the University will be brought
to a close on Friday and Saturday of
this week end. Indiana will oppose
the Varsity the first day and, as a fit-
ting closing to the year, ex-Varsity
men will gather here for i match with
the team on Saturday morning.
Interest in'the sport was so univer-
sal that the athletic authorities did not
hesitate at the',opening of the season
to go back to the four-man team which
existed before the war. In addition, a
schedule such zas no Michigan tennis
team heretofore has played was ar-
ranged for the strong team which rep-
resented the University this year.
Open With Victory,

(By Raymond P. Lewis)
With the cessation of hostilities and
the return to a peace-time basis, the1
value of Intramural activities to the
athletics of the school was clearly rec-
ognized and the work was reorganized.
Elmer D. Mitchell, then coach of the
basketball team and Fresh baseball,
was placed in charge. J. D. Watts,
'21L, was made Intramural manager.
By the end of this year more than
3,000 men, exclusive of those who par-
ticipated in more than -one sport, will
have taken part in Intramural ,ath-
letics, while the best total for previous
years is'2,424.
All Sports Used
The activities of the department have
been varied; netrly everyapossible
branch of sport, whether Varsity or
not, has been entered.
Football was the first sport in which
work was done this year. Two tourna-
ments were held, one for class teams
and the other for fraternity aggrega-
tions. The laws won the championship
in the class league and Alpha Delta
Phi won the fraternity title.: In both
events, 644 men took part,as compared
with 276 in 1916, which was ,the best
previous year.
During this same time the fall ten-
nis tourney was held. A freshman,
Herbert Stevens, ran away from his
field of 95 competitors and won the
Cross-country teams were organized.
In this event the All-Fresh won the
(Continued on page 2)

The team opened its schedule with
Ohio State.at Ann Arbor and admin-
istered a five'to one defeat to the Buck-
eyes. The showing was especially
noteworthy in view of the fact that
Captain Wesbrook did not take part.
The 'Conference champion was with-
held from play in order to compete ill
the Illinois track emet.
With but one match for actual com-
petition, the team, made up of Captain
Wesbrook, Angell, Reindel, and Munz,
left on 'its first western trip. It in-
cluded matches with Northwestern,
(Continued on page 4)

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