SPEAKING OF SPORTS,
FIVE FRATERNITIES REMAIN
IN HOUSE CUSHION RACE
FINALS OF CLASS RELAY
By BOB ANGELL
U1se in Popularity of
Sport Bids Well for
FAMOUS COACT, PRAISES
,ARD'S WOLVERINE OUTFIT
(By W. F. Elliott)
Slightly more than a year ago the
University of Michigan informal swim-
ming team consisted Of four men.
There was no rush for places, then,
and there was absolutely no honor
connected with membership on, the
team. The poorest sort of a swimmer
could have joined, but only those four
.men ever reported for practice. They
were men of true Michigan spirit, and
more than that, they were men of keen
insight, for they knew that some day
swimming woulfl take its rightful
place among Michigns most popular
sports and they were preparing for
that day. Consider, then,afer stat-
istics compiled from the record books
to prove that the day is fast approach-
This Year Sees Growth
With the opening of the present se-
mester the poplarity of swimming
began to grow. It was no uncommon
sight to see 15 students at one time
In the "Y" pool during the month of
February, and with the coming of
March the interest grew by leaps
.and bounds. During the month ap-
proximately 300 practices were held
by candidates for Varsity honors alone,
wilie the 50 men who signed up for
the interclass swimming meet prac-
ticed about 160 times during the week
and a half that intervened between
the announcement of the.meet and, the
days o which it was held. Compare
that record with the practices of .a
year ago. The first four men held no
more than 30 practices during any one
month. .The total for March of this
year, was in the neighborhood of 460,'
about 15 times as great a total.
Many Try for Varsity
At the present time there are 15
men allowed on the informal 'Vai'sity.
The 15 picked men picked by . Coach
Elmer Drulard are having to fight
their hardest to retain their positions,
for fully 15pthers are steadily trying
to displace them, while new candidates
for honors are continually appearing.
Add to this the fact that both the Var-
sity nen and' the tryouts are forced
to pay 10 cents for every practice and
you. will have an example of the kind
of spirit that wins. For a time the
men paid only five cents, but the a
lowance igranted by the Athletic asso-
ciation was found to be woefully in-
sufficient and it has been necessary to
raise the charge. Unless a further in-
crease is granted by the association
the price will have to be tilted again,
and,, unfair though t might seem, it is
safe to say that the men will still
continues to turn out.
Mann Praises Team
Since the interclass meet there has
been an average of 15 practices held
each day. All men are expected to
practice at least three times a week,
and many have done even better.
Coach Matt Mann of the Detroit - Ath-
letic club, who is probably one of the
greatest swimming authqrities inthe
world, has said that the Michigan team
would compare favorably with any col
lege team in the country. He made
that statement last fall, and now the
team which represents the University
is fr better than the team which
Coach Mann saw in action.
From a comparison of records there
is little doubt that Michigan's swim-
ming team, an informal team, can de-
feat any squad in the Conference with'
the exception of Northwestern and
Chicago, and at every other school
with the exception of Ohio State
swimming is a Varsity sport. At com-
ing meets which the co-operation of
the Athletic association will make
possible, Michigan will look forward
to victory. This being true with swim-
ming an unrecognized sport supported
only in part by the Athletic associa-
tion what will result with the com-
pletion of the Union pool and the rec-
ognition which the sport so justly de-
serves? Coach Drulard and his men
have had seemingly insurmountable.
obstacles to overcome and for their,
work let the University give them all
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Michigan can take a lesson in hos-
pitality from Cornell. The members of
the Wolverine track team will never
forget the way in which ' they were
treated during their short stay' in
Ithaca a week ago. The Savage club,
a " university organization whose cus-
tom it is to entertain visitors at Cor-
nell, was largely responsible for the
hospitality shown to the Michigan
After the track meet this club gave
a dinner for ;'oth teams and entertain-
ed them with a series of songs, dances,
stories, and card tricks, and special-
ties. One member of the Wolverine
track team expressed himself as nev-
er having been a better vaudeville
performance in his life. Obviously,
the possession of such a club is a
great asset to a school, in that it
makes all who come there go away
singing the institution's praises. It I
seems as though something should be
done at Michigan along these lines.
The interscholastic meet in May and!
the outdoor conference in June are
two occasions when it is highly im-
portant to give the guests a good in,,
pression of the University. This is
especially true in the-case of the high
school athletes who will compete here.
A. really first class entertainment of
some kind would senh them away with
a good taste in their mouths. The idea
is worth' considering at any rate.
The Typically Athletic Day of a Typi-
9 A. M.-Strengthens legs by late
dash to class.
10. A. M.-Increases chest expan-
sion by deeply inhaling a hasty cig-
11 A. M.-Develops wind by talking,
to University woman as he saunters
from Ec to English Lit.
12 Noon-Stands on hands to relieve
monotony of waiting in line for self-
1 P. M.-Takes wrist and arm work-
out at bridge.
2 P. M.-Limbers up eye-rolling
muscles in Libra'y.
3 P. M.-Shuffles feet vociferously at
4 P. M.-Still at movie. Heart ac-
tion 'stimulated by closing reel.
5 P. M.-Goes through all sorts of
contortions trying to see every girl in
6 P. M.-Fights way to counter in
7 P. M.-Stretches neck looking at
Aurora Borealis (not a Russian lady).
8 P. M.-Does a little cross country
work on the boulevard.t
b P. M.-Pujsues a few elusive stud-
10 P. M.---Rests from arduous labors
of the day.
Since the end of the football season
there has been a great deal of com-
ment, published and unpublished,
som9 illuminating, some well-meant
but ill-consideredtconcerning our ath-
letic situation. It seems to us that
there has been too great a tendency to
"pass the buck" in fixing the blame,
for conditions as they existed last fall.
A little introspection never hurt any-
Competition In the ipterfraternity
three-chusion, billiard tournament,
which is being played at the Union
billiard room, has 'narrowed down to
five houses: Sigma Phi. Psi Upsilon,
Zeta Beta Tau, Sigma Chi, and Theta
Chi. Because of the uneven number
of contestants one of the entries has
received a bye in the new drawing.
Monday at 4:30 o'clock, S. D. Moeller,
Psi Upsilon, will meet B. C. Robbins,
Sigma Phi, in the first match of the
second round "of play. 'At 8 o'clock
Monday evening M. E. Chon, Zeta Beta
Tau, and H. E. Byrne, Sigma Chi, will
be the opposing players..
As there was no opponent for D.
K White Thtf Chi MR srm ill
Fresh lits beat the junior lits in the,
interclass relays yesterday and the
soph engineers beat the soph lits.
The time of the former race was the
best that has been shown to date,
the squad having made the distance.in
1 minute and 18 seconds. However,;
the soph engineers made it in 1 mii-
ute and 18 1-5 seconds so that a close
race is expected when the two teams
meet for the finals on Monday. The
soph lits led the engineers until the'
last lap but could not maintain the
Also at 4 o'clock Monday the semi-
finals in the interfraternity series will
be run. Alpha Delta Phi will meet'
Sigma Nu and Phi Kappa Psi will
BENEFITS OF DISCIPLINE IN
R. 04 T. C. HEARD AT SMOKER
"Discipline has more to do with
uccess in life than anything else,"
said Dean M. E. Cooley of the engin-
eering college Friday night at the R.
0. T. C. club smoker at the Union.
"The R. 0. T. C. should not be consid-
ered as training for fighting but rathr
er as training for service," he contin-
The subject of Dean Cooley's speach
was, "The Value of Discipline," and he
gave many instances of success due
to training along this line.
Captains Robert Arthur and J. P.
Lucas spoke of ,their experiences in
the late war and gave many instances
of the worth of the R. 0. T. C. train-
ing as it was exhibited in actual con-
one, and this is a case where selft. Le, i neL n, m6 game wiii
b ca re d oe r to th s e m i-f na
examination would be particularly ef- be carried over to the semi-final
ficacious., At least, one should look round.
to himself b e f r e critiz In the final game of the first round
others. Each student should ask Friday afternoon . C. Robbins, Sigma
himself, "Am I helping athletics to Phi, defeated F. T. Colby, Kappa Sig-
the best of my ability by going out: ma, 25 to 19. The match was close un-
for all the teams I can? Am I encour- til near the finish wh9n Robbins by a
aging others to go out? Am I lending sudden spurt gained a comfortable
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careful introspection is alone justified organized from each battery, and the
in expressing his views and conclu- rivalry is extended throughout the two
s-ions in regard to athletic conditions regiments.
and policies at Michigan. Other universities where large units
of the R. O. T. C. are enrolled are
Ohio State Has Large Diamond Squad considering this new form of intra-
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