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Claim Strong,
Track Squad

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West To Si
H ichigan
Track A

(By M. F. York)
(Sporting Editor, The Daily
California will send against Michi-
gan and Stanford this year the best
balanced team that has ever repre-
sented the -Blue and Gold in the last
decade. Weak in but two events, few
in Berkeley have ever seen a better'
With the opening of the season,
California's 'upporters were' dubious.
Few saw possibilities of the track
team duplicating the feat of the foot-
ball team in gaining nation-wide re-
cognition. But as the season, pro-
gressed and the men rounded into
form the work of Coach Christie was
in evidence. Comparatively unheard
of men last year became stars over-
Experienced Quartet .
In the fold at the openings of the
season were Captain Sprott, Majors,
Hendrixson, and Henderson, all of
whom went East with the team last
year. Merchant and Captain Peter-
son, the other members of the team
were not back. In addition to these
men were those men from the fresh-
man team and' the other members of
the Varsity squad of 1920.
Sprott has rounded into form rapid-
ly and a week ago stepped over. the
mile in 4:27. In the half he is good
for 1:58 easily and has done better.
The surprise in the distances has
come from Dorr, Mejia, and Saunders
however. Dorr, unheard of before
this year, in the meet against the
Olympic Club covered the eight laps
in 9:48:4 and winning from Hunter,
a member of the American Olympic
team. Mejig broke the tape a fifth of
a second behind Sprott running the.
mile in 4:27. Saunders won the 880"
in 1:58:4.
Hutchinson, always a fair sprinter,
hs developed into one of the speed-
iest men on the coast. In the same
meet ie stepped 100 in :10 fiat. Fol-
lowing up in the 220, he was officially
credited with 21:3 but three watches
caught him at 21:1, one at 21:2, and
the fifth at 21:3.
Muller, Field Star
In the field events Muller, a member
of the American Olympic team,. is
starring. He clears the bar in the
high jump at close to 6:3 and can go
23 feet in the broad jump. Majors is
heaving the shot around 43 and 44
feet and is good for 160 in the javelin.
Norris has done 12 'feet 4. inches in,
the pole, vault.
In but two events is the Blue and
Gold team weak and these are tthe
two hurdle races. California has
failed to develop 'a hurdler since

Special Food And Water For
Track Team On Western Trip

"Aqua Pura"

From Ann Arbor Wells Only, to be Tasted by Wolverines;
Sixteen Day Trip Including Visit to Grand
Canyon Planne d by Athletes

(By John MeManis)
Fifteen Michigan athletes m
teen Californians on the cinde
Saturday, April 9, at Berkeley
most talked of intersectiona
meet of the year. Some of t
runners, jumpers and weight
collegiate America are on the
that will compete over the Bri
* tders~,
deCalifornia's strength in th
froni the 100 yard dash to t
mile run, give the far wester
a little the edge in the pre-m
dictions. But Michigan is ni
foe-, and while no -members
team that left Friday are ov
dent, all expect the best aiad
meet of the year. The.Wolveri
strong in the weights, and in o
event, the running high jump, :
any glaring weakness. Ca
presents a more well rounde
and one, that will score hea
every contest. -
Predicts Close Meet
A careful consideration of tl
parative strength of both tea
the basis of what the various E
have already accomplished,
the meet look close enough
the mile relay may decide the
If this is the case, one of t
t ~races in years -should develop,
CAPTAIN BUTLER Michigan and California posse
ter' milesfar above the usual
,,. G OD O D DA S arSimmons and Dosch of I
GiUU OLD DAYS ~Iare both 10 second men in
.- yard dash, as is Hutchinson
SR I BY IS IGold and' Blue. These two N
men, with the possible add
"TUT'S" FAMOUS = Captain Butler, will be entere
XLEDtER 220 yard dash, and will probe
pose Hutchinson and Arkley.
By Jack Dakin ini h li]h

(By Thornton W. Sargent Jr.)

(By S. T. B.)
Late last year from the presses of
the Harcourt, Brace and Howe Pub-
lishing company came a book which
is at once the most interesting and
the most usefulj for reference pur-
poses of any which have been written
about the University of Michigan.
Wilfred Shaw, general sejretary of
the alumni association, is its uthor;
and its title "The University of Mich-
The first copies of the book came
off the press just before the Christ-

Michigan's track team, which left
here gloriously Friday night on an
invasion of the Pacific Coast where
the University of California cinder
squad will be met, has a 16-day trip
mapped out, which will take the Wol-
verines to San Francisco, Los Ange-
les, and the Grand Canyon.
The squad with its fifteen members,
Coach Farrell, and Manager Dick
Fischer, leaving Chicago yesterday
morning on the Chicago, Milwaukee,
and St. Paul are now speeding their
way through Wyoming after depart-
ing fron! Omaha about 1 o'clock this
morning. In their Pullman, which is
practically a special car for only in
case there is overflow from other cars
will any other people be put in, the
team has every convenience. Thirty
gallons of special water were ordered
for the trip, for Steve doesn't want
his men hurt any by a change of
drinking water.
Special Eats Prescribed
Before the departure, complete and,
elaborate 'preparations for the trip
were made by the Athletic associa-
tion. Even the meals which are being
served the squad were prescribed.
For breakfast en route the men may
eat orange, grape fruit, or prunes,

some from the stringent diet.
Early Tuesday morning about 6
o'clock the team passes into Ogden
on the Union Pacific, and from there
after a half hour stop the train con-
tinues on the Southern Pacific for
Berkeley, where they arrive at 7:40
o'clock Tuesday morning after ap-
proximately 80 hours of constant
California is making preparations
for the care, of the team, which will
have four days to work out under the
balmy Pacific sun, before the meet.
Except for a week in Ann Arbor this
will constitute practically all the
workout the Wolverines will have on
the cinders, and with the handicap
of the climate change, it will put
Michigan at quite a disadvantage.
See Sights on Return
After the meet next Saturday the
Wolverines leave Sunday morning
for Los Angeles on the Southern Pa-
cific, arriving in the picture city the
same evening. The Wolverines, led
by Captain Larry Butler, will be given
a day to galvant around with the
movie queens, and look over Venice,
Long Beach, and the other centers of
attraction. From here the Michigan
team takes a special Pullman on the
Santa Fe and in Arizona they are
sidetracked for a day's inspection of.
the Grand Canyon, where Steve Far-
rell plans to 'ut his broad jumpers
through a severe workout. Wesbrook
and Gruikshank were both laying
even money' before leaving that they
could clear the Canyon with five feet
to spare.
After the Grand Canyon the team
continues on the Santa Fe through
New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Mis-
souri, et cetera, arriving in Ann Ar-
bor at 5 o'clock Friday, April 16, when:
many of the men will begin inte sive
work on making up a week of miused




apple, oatmeal,

cereals, dry


vacation, and since
which the volume

that time, the
Etas had, and

toast, graham muffins, ~eggs, milk or
weak tea. On the menu for luncheon

the praise which has been accorded are: Fish, steaks, roast beef, mutton,
Mr. Shaw, both journalistically and lamb chops or chicken; macaroni,
personally, should in some part repay vegetables such as peas, spinach, or
him for the momentous task which he other greens; rice or potatoes (the
has' accomplished so- well in his book. potatoes, should -be baked or boiled,
Intere.sting Account never fried), dessert such as ice cream
Perhaps the greatest featute of or pudding; milk or tea; toast. For
"The University of Michigan" from dinner the men may have: soup, oc-
the popular viewpoint is that it is casionally green salad, meats as
one of the most interesting accounts above cited, potatoes -as above, peas,
ever writteil of the building of a great carrots or other vegetables; toast;
institution. Mr. Shaw has presented desserts as above, weak tea, milk or
his facts not in the dry, uninteresting cocoa. No coffee, pie, cheese wil be
form so often assumed by historians, permitted, although on the return trip
but in a manner which makes the the men will be permitted to change
book read almost like fiction. Mr.
Shaw has his topic well in mind,-it
is doubtful if anyone could have been PASSING THE BUCK--O[
found who would have been better
qualified to have written a history of Whatever malcontents and fault--


V. %R., Pattengill, .05; Bob Clancy,
15; T. S. Hammond, .25, and so on ad
infinitum * * *
They form only a number of thick,
old-fashioned, musty ledgers whose
pages are filled with name after name
and item after item. Yet these dull
appearing volumes constitute a strik-
ing if obscure monument to student
integrity in that period that can only
be described by the trite phrase, "good
old days."
A decade and more ago "Tut's" was
the popular State street eating place.
-Mr. Tuthill never refused credit to
any one. All he 'required was that the
student sign his name with the
amount of the purchase in one of
these huge account books.
But a cursory glance through the
brown pages will convey the impres-
sion that. the signer of his name in
one of "Tut's" bpoks must have been
conscious of a pretty strong moral
obligation. Stories are still current
of alumni who, long after graduation,
remeMbered their account and mailed
"Tut" a check for his due. A day after
he died in 1912, one long overdue $20
note arrived from an alumnus who
could not rest easy till"'his bill was
Just as seemingly.- unimportant
documents may threw the most as-
tounding light upon certain periods
of early American history, so do these:
archives bear mute testimony to the
spirit of that era in student life when:
turtle-neck sweaters, bulldogs, and
"point-a-minute" football teams were
in vogue-an epoch that while it may
live enshrined in the hearts of count-
less alumni, is fast becoming ancient
history to the present day collegian.

111, IJL i~d. A 'a.' t U .U We UUU Ie l rlua g
21 and 3-5 seconds this year, w
Michigan has had little opportu
to practice over thi - distance.
two -teams seem eqdally strong
these two races, with the winner
cided by the breaks.
The quarter mile should be one
the best races of the meet, as it
bring together the best 440 man
the middle west in Larry Butler,
the -premier middle distance run
in the far west in the person of B
drixscn, who has beaten 50 secc
twice this season.
Count on Two' Places
Michigan will run Butler, Wel
and probably Forbes in this race.
Maize and Blue should account
at least two places, but until the
is completed, there is no way to
what these places will be.
Saunders and Sprott of Califor
and Burkholder and Burns of M
igan have all run the half mile aro
1:58, which makes the picking o
winner difficult. The Bear lea
Sprott, was second' in the Gonfere
half mile race here last spring, w
Meehan I of Notre Dame won, t
Dorr of California on' the time t
he has made in meets this year, :
few seconds faster than Freebo
who will be the lone Michigan ei
in the two mile. The western run
has gone the race in 9:48.
Grouping the two hurdle ra
Michigan appears .to have an ex
lent opportunity to make up some
the points lost in dashes and ri
Cruikshank should be equal to f
in both of these races, pressed
HeDry of California in the highs
(Continued on Page Four)

relay team that so sensation-
defeated Illinois last year and
he meet is intact. Sprott, Saxby,
erson, *Iendrixson, and McDon-
>rm a quintet from which a
g team can be chosen. Hendrix-
vho has' stared in the quarter-
or two years, setting the inter-
iate record for the year last
, is .the strong ian of the team,
red closely by Henderson and
the face of this it now appears'
'alifornia has little to fear from
>rd and should be able to meet
gan on even or better terms.


the Uiyversity than Mr. Shaw.' His1
close association with the Alumni of
the 'University and his present posi-
tion as general secretary of the
Alumni Association easily qualify him
for such' a task. Yet the book is filled
with material which only tireless
search could have sought out and the.
(Continued on Page Three) }

finders may say of the present order,
econgmically or socially, they can
offer no rebuttal to the argument of
the development of the modern game
of "passing the buck," or trying to
put something over on the next fel-
It is an art, if by art we mean per-
fection. High up in diplomatic circles

they play the game with as much skill
and evince as much enthusiasm over
it as do college students in "slipping
one over on the prof." The only dif-
ference is that the silk-hatters,. when
they find themselves in a ticklish situ-
ation which requires delicate hand-
ling, find a way out by appointing
committees and sub-committees, and
(Continued on Page Four)












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