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Informal Varsity
T ank Squad Shows
Class; }'any Stars

The Michigan Uni
As It Lool

(By Wallace F. Elliott)
" -And when we get the pool?" The pool, a dream of Michigan stu-
dents for many years that is now in the process of realization,-a hope of
Michigan athletics that seems soon to become a reality. For the completion
of the great hole in the floor of the magnificent Union building will mean
many things to Michigan students and alumni with the coming of swimming
as a Varsity sport chief among them.
Many have been students who have taken occasion to visit the Y. M.
C. A. tank and watch the present informal team in action, but there are
countless more who have not been there yet are anxious to know just what
Michigan can offer in the way of a swimming team for Conference
First and foremost is Coach Elmer Drulard, the man who, more than any
other, has put swimming into its present status in popularity. For two years
he has worked tirelessly and the re-
sults of his labors are well worth the or well ahead of, the fastest in the
'es hasaspent.rh Conference. A short time ago Hub-
time te has spent. bard, in casual practice, swam a quar-
in the University is G. Warren Hyde, ter mile nearly 20 seconds faster than
'23, an all-around swimmer of remark- the time which won the distance in the
able ability. He does the shorter free Conference meet last spring. Almost
style events, the breast and back on a par with Hubbard is George Gil-
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ETE IT! Go And Get It"
on Swimming Pool
Spirit SpursOn
Holiday Drive
(By T. S. R.)
In the late lamented war there was a certain American infantry batallion
that thought it had a good major. That probably, is the superlative degree
of praise. This major was long on all-around manhood and short on all-
around education; every time he opened his mouth all the lexicographers
from the original lex on down pulled an "about turn" in their graves.
' :So much for the setting. Now for the tale. One delightful morning in
July, 1918, when the French rain was raining as only French rain can, this
major pointed out a small woods to one of his captains and said: "See
them woods? Go and get 'em."
That is the big idea back of the Union fund-gathering contest which is
to be pifilled off during the holidays. The Union might have assumed an
attitude of "watchful waiting" and offered'up its prayer that some kind
alumnus would come along, take one glance at.the dry pool, and grab for
his check book. It might have done all that-but it didn't. The Union has
started out to get that pool, just as the
certain infantry outfit started out to every citizen is interested in the Uni-
get "them woods"-and the Union is versity. There is something to work
going to do it. ,on right at the start. Then there are
1,700 Sign For Work thousands of visitors in Ann Arbor
There are some 1,700 men signed up each year. Football games, track
to do the work. These men joined the meets, musicales, the research facili-
movement during the past week and a' ties of the engineering college, and
half, when the preliminary campaign many other features, collaborate to
was run off. In this campaign the bring people to Ann Arbor. These
teams which put over the life member- things all go to create interest in the
JP ship drive were used, together with University, and the man who is.in-
some nine others which were added to terested in Michigan will give some-
iList of Door s Mi~tli $1,000 Subseri. make the canvass more complete. Each thing to Michigan's pool.
Lit f onr Wth$100 ubcrp team member was given a list of men Limited Out of State ,
Hinge on Scuring Five from whom he was to obtain pledges Out of the state the work will more
Like Amount toconduct home-town solicitations or less be limited to the alumni of the
during the vacation. In this way the University and the relatives .and
the financial situation will be far dif- committee of 1,700 which is to get that friends of the student solicitors.
ferent than now. If every man would $50,000 for the pool was raised. The sectional clubs will be a big
get only $5.00 the pool would be built Next Tuesday the committee scat- factor in the success of the campaign.
in the spring. But, canvassers, one ters to all parts of the country. Every Meetings of these organizations have
word-keep your eyes open for $5,000 major city within a radius of hundreds been addressed by Union officials dur-
contributors. of miles will be covered, and every ing the past week and in every in-
Do you realize that $10,000 which alumnus of Michigan, the father and stance the plan has been heartily sup-
has been conditionally subscribed to mother of every Michigan student, and ported. Prospective donors have been
the pool may be lost if five more men relatives all the way down to the sec- discussed and the territories subdi-
are not found who will each give ond cousins and the "in-laws" will be vided so that the workers will not in-
$5,000? Of course, every contribution, given a chance to help complete the terfere with each other or waste time
no matter how small, is absolutely Union pool. in duplicate visits.
needed, but "peel" your eyes for the Subscriptions to the fund will not With the cost of completing the
patent five. Charles F. Brush, '69E, be limited to alumni, Union officials pool placed at $50,000, and with 1,700
and Frederick H. Goff, '81, both of are emphatic about this. In this state (Continued on Page Two)
Cleveland, have promised to give
$5,000 providing five other men give a
similar amount. Homer Heath, gen- LW
wrote Mr. Goff asking if he wouldn't
make the same contribution regard-
less if the others were not obtained.F aosr
The reply was in the negative.
"I have carefully considered the sug-
gestion contained in your letter of (By Frank H. McPike) October 31, 1903." The score of th
Nov. 29, and in view of some commit-4 ''uar
(Continued on Page Four) Men of '04, '05, '06, and '07, do yo' game was painted on the other.side

strokes, and fancy dives with equal
facility. He is the mainstay of the
present informal team and a swimmer
who can always be counted on to de-
liver the goods.
Plenty of Support
Backing him up in the sprint events
are Francis L. Smith, '23, who is rapid-
ly developing into one of the most de-
pendable men on the squad; Fred S.
Randall, '23, a fast swimmer in both,
of the shorter distances; Jack Searle.
'23, former star of New Trier High
school and the Great Lakes Naval sta-
tion; William H. Schwartz, '23E, a
newcomer of great promise; Stuart E.
Ullmann, '88E, another new man who
will be heard from in the future, and
Frank W. Steketee, '22, of football
fame, who is easily one of the fastest
on the team.
The longer crawl events, too, have
th ir strong tank men. Leading them
is L. S. Hubard, '23, who, by a com-
parison 'of times, will keep even with,

1 more, zi, wno aispiays a rapier, pow- I

erful stroke that carries him through
the water with the fastest of them.
Jack Searle, mentioned before, is also j
a dependable distance man. o w 0o
The back stroke event has two men
who rank among the best. Hyde has!
been named before as stellar - Roy D. Chapin, '03, of Detroit, Heads
bennmd eoeasselrper- Ij tion Two Gifts of $5,000
former, while Samuel Porter, '21, is tioi s of
perhaps a little better than the alln s
around star. In addition to Hyde in
the breast stroke there are two eligible (By Bullets)
men who areshowing up well. These Stock in the Union swimming pool
are Norman R. Hanson, '23, and An- isn't quoted very high today-it's way
drew Carnegie, '22. Both are develop- below par. Why shouldn't it be? A
ing into future point winners and $50,000 proposition with only $3,379 in
swimmers of whom Michigan may be the exchequer doesn't appear to be in
justly proud. a very healthy state. Yet that is the
White Leads Divers exact present situation in regard to
1the finances of the pool.
Next in line comes the fancy diving Of the total so far given, Roy D.
event. Lawrence E. White, '22, is the Chapin, '03, of Detroit, heads the list
best of the Varsity men now reporting with a subscription of $1,006. Pond &
and a comparison of his work with Pond, Chicago architects, have volun-
that of other divers in the Conference teered $500. The remaining $1,879 was,
(Continued on Page Three) obtained from Michigan men, most of
them in Ann Arbor, and local business
men. The alumni have hardly been





Society System

touched for pool funds.
Result Rests With Students
While Union pool stock may be low
today, it rests entirely in the hands of
6,500 Michigan men students to drive
that stock to par by soliciting alumni,
relatives and friends during the
Christmas vacation. The first week in
January is when the big bulk of
money will come in, and at that time

(Editor's Note-This is the second
of a series of articles concerning the
Engineering college. Others will ,be
published from time to time.)
(By G. L. S.)
Everyone has an idea that the
campus is swamped with societies
which are more or less superficial.
Consequently when an unfamiliar or-
ganization is chanced upon in the reg-
ular perusal of the Michigan Daily,
the usual conclusion is that it is an-
other aimless organization. Such is
not the case at least with the five
technical societies of the Engineering
The Engineering society is the main
organization to which the rest are
subordinate. Some of the professional
societies are student branches of large
national societies with a high tech-
nical standing. The special societies
are The American Society of Me-

chanical Engineers, American Insti-
tute of Electrical Engineers, The Civil
Engineering society, and The Chemi-
cal Engineering society.
Founded Years Ago
The Engineering society itself was
founded in the early days of the Col-
lege of Engineering and has estab-
lished and supported The Michigan
Technic, the official organ of the Engi-
neering college. This society has at
heart the interests of engineering both
as a profession and as a study. Any
student in the whole college is eligible,
while the other societies require that,
a prospective member be at least a
The American Society of Mechanical
Engineers, University of Michigan
Student branch, is exclusively for men
specializing in mechanical engineer-
ing. Its object is to train students to
talk and think independently on engi-
(Continued on Page Four)


The following statement from the chairman of the Board in Con-
trol of Athletics indicates what one of the first results of the comple-
tion of the Union pool will be.
I am very much in favor of recognizing swimming as a Varsity
sport as soon as the Union pool is completed. The fact that the Uni-
versity has not had, adequate facilities for handling that sport has
hitherto stood in the way of its development to a point where it might
be officially recognized. Although the matter has not been filly con-
sidered by the Board in Control of Athletics and so no statement can
be made regarding its Qpinion, I think that the completion of the pool
is apt to have a great inuenfice when action is taken to have the sport
Chairman of the Board in Control of Athletics.

remember the wave of grief that swept
over the campus on that October day
back in 1909 when the news was
flashed from Minneapolis that the in-
vincible Wolverine machine had been
held even by the Gopher eleven? The
result of the game, was in itself, suf-
ficient blow, but when the squad re-
turned to Ann Arbor with news that
the Jug had been stolen, rage knew
no bounds.
That piece of common clay had
grown to be a talisman to the followers
of Michigan football, its loss was well
nigt a calamity. Needless to say, in
the camp of the Northmen, the acqui-
sition of the Jug was hailed with jow;
it was regarded as a trophy of the vir-
tual victory Minnesota had scored. On
one side was painted in huge letters
"The Michigan Jug," and underneath
this, the legend, "Captured by Oscar,

with a large figure six for Minnesota's
total and a most minute one for the
enemy. News of this depredation w.as
received with cold fury In Agin Arbor
and the wearers of the Maize and Blue
vowed to retrieve their rightful prop-
Paint Scores
It was only natural on the resump-
tion of athletic relations with Minne-
sota in 1909, that after the Men of
Yost had again proven their superior-
ity over the traditional enemy, the
score should be painted in huge letters
immediately under the first one in-
scribed thereon. In 1910 Michigan ar-
tists again had the opportunity to
beautify the Jug with a winning score
and thus it remained for nine years in
Waterman gymnasium, practically for-
gotten by the present generation of
(Continued on Page Four)


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