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VOL. XXXIV. No. 24 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1923

PRICE, FIVE CI

STATE OLDER BOYS'
RL HOLD ANNUAL
CONERENC HERE
HILL .AUDITORIUM .SECURED
FOR PRINCIPAL
SESSIONS
OVER 2,000 EXPECTED
TO ATTEND MEETING
Representatives from All Counties;
More Than 150 Lower Peninsula
Towns to be Present
Michigan State older boys, meeting
for the 21st annual Michigan State
Older Boys' Conference, will convene
Nov. 30, and Dec. 1 and 2 at Ann Arbor.
It is estimated that over 2000 will be
present and Hill Auditorium has been
secured for the principle sessions of
the conference.
The delegates who are to comprize
the older boys of high school who will
represent all the counties throughout
the state and over 150 towns of the
lower peninsula. They are to repre-
sent in the main, Sunday school class-
es, Hi-Y Clusb E,pmylo kA3dm 5vothe
es, Hi-Y Clubs, Employed Boys' Broth-
erhoods, Scout Troops, Y. M. C. A.
Clubs, high schools, churches and
other various older boys' societies.
Hoben to Talk
Given under the auspices of they
Student Christian Association and
and also the local Y. M. C. A., a num-
ber of speakers of known import have
been- procured. Mr. Allen Hoben,
president of the conference last year
will come here from Kalamazoo to de-
liver a talk. Dr. M. S. Rice, of De-
troit, who was at the conference in
Bay City in 1917, and since then has
attended older boys' conferences held
in other states, will also be at Ann
Arbor.
Mr. E. C. Wolcott, vice-president of
the Western Protective Insurance
Company of Kansas City, Mo., will be
here the entire three days. Michigan
has soight Mr. Wolcott for several
years but until now has been unable
to secure him. Harry White, Inter-
national secretary of the Foreign De-
partment formerly of "The Outlook,"
and who knows the world view-point,'
will present the international status
of things.
Profes'sor Wagnier to Air
The secretary of the conference,
George Carhart, is located in Detroit,
Mich. Professor Charles P. Wagner,
of the Romance Languages depart-
ment will also aid in the annual con-
fetence of 1923. Professor Wagner
was the recording secretary to the
executive committee of the State Y.
M. C. A. last year. He was also sec-
retary of the State Boys' Work Com-
mittee.
The conference will split into
twelve large groups of approximate-
ly 160 each to meet at different
churches for discussion. Each of
these groups of 150 guests will be di-
vided into smaller assemblages head-
ed by college students. When the
conference will be held in Hill Audi-
torium, the speech that is delivered
will be continued to be discussed by
the numerous groups.{
thBesides tile state program commit-
tee composed of leadi'ng men all over
the state, as representatives of schools,
Y. M. C. A.'s, and churches, there is
the local committee which is- further
subdivided and made up of 18 differ-
ent committees.
There will be a number of commit-
tees appointed later and announced
with the other S. C. A. appointments,
to take charge of such things accom-
modations as rooming and board, en-
tertainment, finance, meetings and
other things necessary for the success
of the conference. Some 26 commit-.
tees functioned last year and through..
out the conference over 20 meetings,
place. However, held in Battle
Creek last year, Dec. 1, 2, 3, its attend-

ance was approximately 1200, much
less than is anticipated this year. In
the past 20 conferences, over 20.000
boys of high school age have attended.
Arrangements Made for Gathering
Arrangements for the gathering are
being cared for the Student Christian
Association, the Ann Arbor Chamber
of Commerce, the local churches, the
Y. W.C. A. and the business men of
the town. Its purpose is to bring to-
gether from all parts of the lower
peninsula, older boys' representing
every organization engaged in con-
structive work, for the boys to discuss
problems together, and to hear strong
speakers with national reputation.
Hoover to Standardize Paving
Due to the number of varieties of
grades of asphalt used by the different
companies, Secretary Hoover of the
Department of Commerce has had to:
effect some kind of co-operation be-
tween these organizations. This is

Roster Reveals
Unusual Names
Of Home Towns
Geographically, there is much that
University students can, learn from
one another, if a glance at the roster
tells anything.
Not only are there dozens from far
countries the names of whose native
cities are of course mostly unfamiliar,
but right here in the United States
there are cities representedl at the Uni-
versity whose names are probably as
eccentric and unknown as any in the
world.
Preemption, Ill., is the home of at
least one Michigan student, while its
neighbor state, Indiana, claims two
for the towns of Kokomo and Twelve
Mile, respectively. Two of the queer-
est names found were Bovina Center
and Rough and Ready, N. Y.
Blueberry, Wis., is closely rivalled
by Cranberry, O.
Among the other towns found were:
Wise Ben Wheeler, Tex.; Oscar, Okla.;
Limerick, Me.; Taxville, Pa.; Cowrun,
O.; Turpentine,, Tex., and Loyalsock,
Pa.
'EARLY__FOOTBAL

JUST BEFORE THE BATTLE

LACK FUNDS TO BUILD NEW STADIUM
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The Earl of Birkenhead, Lord High
Chancellor of the Coalition govern-
ment, distinguished orator and Lloyd
George's right hand man during the
war is now making a lecture tour in
this country. Lord, Birkenhead will
speak in Detroit the evening of Octo--.
ber 23. at Orchestra Hall. His sub-1
ject will be, "Twenty Years in Parlia-
nient." Lord Birkenhead is regardedl
as one of England's finest orators, his
speeches having drawn large crowds
everywhere. He is a firm friend of
Lloyd George and refused to abandon
him when the coalition government
went out.

AIGLER TELLS OF TWO MAIN
CONSIDERATIONS IN PROBL:
No New Plan Has Been Formulate
idea of Completing Old Stadium
Not Yet Abandoned
"Unless somebody will provide
financial means, there is no use of
University of Michigan talking
building a new athletic stadium
even of completing the present o
in the immediate future," said Pi
Ralph W. Aigler, chairman of
Board in Control of Athletics, wh
interviewed yesterday concerning
possibilities of a new stadium hi
"Nevertheless," he continued, "wi
the increased demand for tickets
past few years and the huge dema
this year the problem of just what
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FIRST CODIFICATION OF
RULES ATTEMPTED IN 1863
Modern football has reached its
present development only after ap-
proximately two centuries of evolving.
Adjustment to conditions of space,
time number and interest have had
their effect in marking the game as
we know it today.
Football is traced to the early part
of the eighteenth century. Fielding H.
Yost says in his book on "Football for
Players and Spectators", that "prior
to this time, football in a vague way,
figured in English town and inter-
county contests". It appears as a
school sport in the early eigh-
teen hundred but due to certain views.
of the period it was never extreme-
ly popular.
Revival in 1800
In the nineteenth century, there
was something similar to a revival of
interest in athletics throughout Eng-
land. Schoolboys at this time in insti-
tutions like Eton, Rugby, Charter-
house, and others became,, partial to
football, in fact they originated the
game along the lines it now assumes.
The sport became the most popular
of any pastime of the winter months.'
About 1850 the game began to, shape
itself both along standards of play
and rules. The playgrounds of the
schools, however, were of considera-
ble weight in determining the style
of play. For example, as Mr. Yost
states in his book, "in 1850 the only
school playground in England large
enough to permit the running and
tackling game was connected with
Rugby. At Harrow, kicking and fair
catching were allowed. A game was
! developed at Eton peculiar to this
school and called the "wall game",I
while at other schools the play con-
sisted almost entirely of so-called
"dribbling", in which carrying the ball
and tackling were unknown."
Attempt Codification
At the outset rules were made for
the occasion at each school. In 1863
there was an attempt at codification.
There were two styles of play most
popular at that time, the running'
game in which the ball could be car-
ried, and the kicking game in which
the distance made by the kicking
method. The exponents of each type
of play met in London in 1871 formu-
lated a code of rules out of which theI
English Rugby and the American foot-
ball have developed.
In America, at Yale and other east-
ern colleges a very crude kind of
football was being played. In 1840,
students at Yale, particularly the
freshmen and sophomores were play-
ing Rugby of thirty or forty years
back. In 1873 this same college in-
(Continued on Page Ten)

MICHIGAN WINS 14 GRIDIRON COMBATS ,
FROM SCARLET AND GRAY SINCE 18971

u ou l te staa um snuation is i
urally in the mind of every Mich
man."
Two Main Considerations
SWEES BER S RM~ potedIn explaining the proposition,
pointed out that there are two r
considerations in the problem. In
GERMANS MANUFACTURE SPORT. first place, just exactly what sh
ING GOODS IN MUNITIONS be the aim-should it be to ere
FACTORIES stand which will seat any number
may want to attend, or should
seating capacity be fixed at a cer
Heidelberg, Germany, Oct. 19-(A number and in this case, what sh
P.)-Many buildings in Germany be the fixed number. The second
1which prior to 1914 were used for mak-sideration is the ways and meant
ing implements of war, ammunition In discussing what should be
or devoted to turning out supplies aim, Professor Aigler said, "At
for the army, are now manufacturing aimn Proe Ae said "t
sporingartcle fo th vaiou resenttime, the U-shaped atad
sporing arte fortheuarousamesanaton Ferry Field composed of the
whicharemorepopulartoda h ment south standcand the south
any other time in Germany's history. west wooden stands has a seating
The craze for out-door sports has pacity of 37,000 people. The s
reached proportions never dreamed of wooden standing room platform al
in pre-war days. east end of the field will accommo
Football, formerly considered by 4,000, bringing the total number
Germans as being too rough, has be- can be handled in the present stat
come one of the most popular games up to 41,000.
among schools boys and college men. "Finishing the stadium which
Every small town has its athletic started with the building of the
union, including a foot ball team, and ment south stand by erecting cer
meets are held regularly all summer stands on -the north and west s
and most of the winter. The passion would increase the seating capa
for out-door sports has even invaded about 6,000 or 7,000. In addition
the country districts, and the young- I this, by making some arrangemen
sters of the present village much pre- Ithe east end, the total number c
fer hand ball or foot racing to helping be brought up to 50,000.

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Many years ago, so long in fact that'
only time worn members of the facul-
ty and staid alumni can remember it,
Michigan and Ohio State u.niversities
first met in battle on the gridiron.
The exact year is 1897, the first game
of 19 that have taken place to date
between the two institutions, and the'
first of 14 victories for Michigan over1
the wearers of the Scarlet and Grey.
Ohio has won three games of this
series, while two have resulted in a
tie. Michigan's points total, 398, while
Ohio has gained 62 from Michigan's
defense. Eleven of Michigan's vic-
tories have been via the shutout route.
Columbus was the scene of the first-
of the series of gridiron combats des-
tined to become in after years a foot-'
ball classic. Michigan, under the1
leadership of Captain James Hogg,
scored a 34 to 0 victory. A severance
of athletic relations kept the Buck-
eyes from their hoped for revenge,
and it was not until three years later,
in 1900, that the two elevens metl
again. A record breaking crowd, for
-those days, of three thousand people
attended and endured a steady driving
fall of snow and sleet to watch the
two teams battle to a scoreless tie.
Boss Weekes, Redden, and Niel Snow
starred for Michigan.
Yost Becomes Coach
'When the Columbus team appeared
for its annual battle in 1901 it found
a new combination, Yost as coach, and
Heston in the backfield of the Michi-
gan eleven. The famous Wolverine
point-a-minute teams of 1901, 1902,
1903, and 1904, administered a series
of crushing defeats to Ohio State.
Michigan was on the long end of a
21-0 score in 1901. In 1902 Ohio State
met with one of the worst defeats ever}
doled out to a scarlet and grey eleven,
the Wolverines galloping across the
Ohio goal line almost at will for a

total of 86 points, again holding their
opponents scoreless. Ti:e next year
Michigan produced ancther over-
whelmingly superior tm, trouncing
State to a 36-0 tune when the elevens
clashed.
In 1904 the scarlet and grey scored
its first six points on the Ann Arbor
aggregation, which in turn earned 31.
The next five years record five suc-
cessive defeats for Ohio. The Buck-
eyeswere shut out for the first three
ofithese years, until in 1905, and again
in 1909, they managed to score 6 points
to the Wolverines' 10 and 33 respec-

in the last few minutes of play, an
Ohio linesmau broke through Michi-
gan's forward wall and blocked Stek-
etee's punt and scored the winning
touchdown of the game. Score 14-7.
But Ohio had still another year of
triumph. The 1921 game was featured
Lby adverse breaks in luck for the
Wolverines. In the second quarter
Stuart, of Ohio, picked up a short,
rolling punt of Steketee's and raced
40 yards for a touchdown. In the
fourth quarter, Taylor, 0. S. U. star,
carried the ball across Michigan's goal
for an additional touchdown. The

tively for the two seasons. In 19101 final score was 14-0.
Ohio staged a comeback and held Last Year's Victory
Michigan to a 3-3 tie. In 1911 and
1912 the Wolverines annexed 10 and In last year's game, dedicating the
14 totals, while the Buckeyes were new Ohio stadium, Michigan revenged
vainly assaulting Michigan's goal line. the three consecutive defeats of pre-
A severance of athletic relations Iceding years by trouncing 0. S. U.
between the two schools followed the Michigan scored 19 points without giv-
1912 game and Michigan did not re- State as much as a sniff at the Michi-
new them when she reentered the gan goal.1
conference in 1917. This was the year This Saturday the Buckeyes trot out
Ohio produced her championship on Ferry Field with a team that prov-
squad. In 1918 Michigan's undefeated ed its worth, last week by holding the
S. A. T. C. team defeated State by a powerful Colgate ,eleven to a 23-23 tie.
14-0 score. Ohio seeks to add one more game to-
Chick Harley Plays ward balancing the win and loss col-
However, in 1919, when Michigan un against the Wolverines while
had one of the weakest elevens in her Michigan is seeking her fifteenth vle-
athletic history, the powerful Ohio- tory in twenty games.
State machine, headed by the pheno- Victory to either team has a deeper
menal Chick Harley, defeated Michi- meaning than the mere winning of a,
gan, 13-3. gridiron contest. A rivalry of the
The next year's game, in 1920, was keenest sort, existing over a period
a heart-breaker for Michigan adher- of twenty-six years, over two genera-
ents. The Ann Arbor eleven invaded tions, with the nephews of the Herrn-
Columbus and pitted itself against stein and Heston who helped humble
the veteran Ohio squad. For the first the buckeyes over twenty years afo
half of the game Michigan looked like battling on the squad for a chance to
a certain winner, having scored a clash with this year's Ohio State elev-
touchdown while Ohio was held score- en, is what gives the coming contestI
less. During the second half Ohio its great interest and significance in
scored a touchdown. A tie score then the minds of Michigan and Ohio ad-
appeared to be the outcome. However, herents all over the country.

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their parents in the fields. I "If it should be decided that
The sport rage is attributed to the should have a stadium which will
campaign launched in 1919 for the imore than this," he continued,
amusement of the thousands of young plans will have to be wholly re
men who in former times spent years and an entirely new stadium co
in Germany's big army. Today the ered.
newspapers devote pages and sections Professor gigler explained tha
exclusively for sports, and there are plan had been formulated as ye
many sporting journals in Berlin and that the idea of completing the ce
other cities. Tennis is played exten- stadium had not been abandoned
sively, but footbalU has made such was decided at the last meeting o
rapid Strides that even the experts Athletic Board held last Saturday
cannot account for its growing popu- a conmittee should be appointed
laxity, and the factories are working this group to consider this pro
evertime endeavoring to supply the !This committee has not been app
unprecedented demand for "pigskins." ed as yet, but will be chosen soo
_.Continuing Professor Aigler
"Of course, there js a certain nt
Find .relics Ilwhich must be counted on for th
Roosevelt Hlome games. In the case of the foe
contests having the largest at
ances at Ferry Field, there ar
New York, Oct. 19-(By A. P.)-A proximately 8,500 students, 1,50(
huge stuffed lion, bagged in one of his ulty members, and 7,500 rooters
hunting expeditions, a frying pan, a opposing team. This leaves, as
cartoon by Tom Nast, are only three tions are at the present time,
diversified articles of the hundreds of seats for Michigan'alumni and sti
Manuscripts, pictures and momentoes friends. In considering the pr
of all sorts which have gravitated to the committee must decide how
Roosevelt House, 'the restored birth- tickets should be laid aside for
place tof Theodire Roosevelt at No. 28 ni in the future and, at the same
East 20thi Street, Manhattan. The must allow 'for the likely increa
house is to be dedicated October 27. enrollment in the University an
A set of scrapbooks giving the car- following increase in demand fo
eer of Mr. Roosevelt, as told from day dent -tickets."
to day in the press, is one of the not- Heavy Cost for New Stadlun
able additions to be received by the In discussing the ways and i
Roosevelt Association during the last of solving the stadium problem
year. This set of books was started fessor Aigler emphasized the fac
by the President's father, continued it would cost between one hal
by himself, and concluded by members [three quarters of a million dolla
of his family. In it are some pas- finish the present stands and t
sages in Roosevelt's own handwriting, new larger stadium could not be
as well as a number of letters he for less than a million dollars.
wrote while at Harvard. Yost Field House which is now
Supplementing the original cartoon constructed will cost the athlet
of Theodore Roosevelt drawn by Nast sociation nearly one half million
for Harper's Weekly in 1882 and later lars, this all coming out of the at
presented by the famous exposer of earnings, that money which is
the "Tweed Ring" to the President, in as gate receipts from the va
are many other cartoons from for- athletic events during the year.
eign and American pens graphically "The athletic association will
recording Roosevelt's colorful c'areer. debt nearly a quarter of a millio

Ohio Car ArrivesI
Early For Game'
A Ford car with an Ohio license and
bearing the above significant greeting
scratched in dust along its rear pro-,
portions appeared on State street as
early as Tuesday afternoon. The fliv-
ver was of the well-known student
variety, dirty, dilapidated and much(
the worse for wear but seemed sym-I
bolical of the spirit which will per-
vade this town from now until the
final whistle blows on Ferry Field
Saturday afternoon.

Grid Game Is Unifying Agent
In Large Schools, Says Burton
TO OUR GUESTS: ditions which are above reproach
The University of Michigan and which do credit to the stand-
wyards of Americans.
welcomes with joyous enthusiasm It would be very easy to misin-
all of its guests today. In par- terpret this spectacle today.
ticular, we greet warmly the Some critics will say, "So this is
friends anti allies of Ohio State higher education!" Such a person
university. We believe, with you, forgets that this -is not all that a
in the spirit of play, in whole- university does. It is merely one
some recreation and in true of its by-products. Only on one
sportsmanship. These things are or two afternoons in the year

"EUROPE OR BUST"i
"Europe or Bust" is the new slo-
gan voiced by college students all
over the country. There is something,
in a flight across the Atlantic which
appeals to the spirit of adventure in
the heart of the undergraduate and
lures him away from the beauties of'
his own country to see those of some
other country.
Many and astounding are the tales
told by these students. Stories of
hunting ini the Rockies or a summerl
on some prominent, beach seem drab
and colourless beside these European
stories. Especially interesting are the
stories of that youth who went all
through the continent on a meagerl
sum of money. There seems to be
something soul-satisfying in these
trips from home shores.
The advocates of "See America
First" are few and far between. The
average college student is always
looking for something out of the us-
ual, and Europe seems to fulfill that
want.
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"Big Game" ShownI
In Store Window
All who failed to procure tickets for
the 0. S. U. game may find consola-
tion in looking at the miniature of
the game to be seen in the window of,
the University Music store. All the
individuals in the scene are repre-
sented by small dogs of the type gen-
erally associated with "His Master's
Voice". The Michigan team is lined!
up in formation for the kick-off, with
the Ohio team facing them; even
"Kap Kipke the High Kicker" is in
his usual place. To the south of the
"field" are Coach Yost and his row of1
substitutes wearing their M blankets.
In contrast to them, on the north side
are Coach Wilce of the Ohio team,
and with him a row of "men" who have
been taken out of the game bevause
o injuries which require much band-
aging.
There is, however, just one critic-
ism that might be made: every dog,
whether he represents some dejected
and bandaged Ohio man or our own
valiant captain, wears the suggestive
trademark, "Victor."
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FR ESHMAN GYM CLASSES
FRSM i START WORK, THIS WEEK
Freshmen from all the different col-
leges have their first gym classes this
week. Dr. George May, director of
Waterman Gymnasium had the first
year men for the first time Monday
and immediately began the work which7
will be continued throughout the first
few weeks. The efficiency tests which
are given every year to the entering
men so that their aptitude in coordin-
ation of all muscles will be quickly!

lars at the end of this yea
funds are used for the cons
of the field house and such it
nents as moving the baseball
and field to make room for t
house.
"It is for this reason that it
possible for a new stadium
built in the near future or even
plete the present one. With
large indebtedness as there
after this year, it couldn't be e
that we would be able to
enough money to attempt to s
stadium problem."
I)etroit Leads Commerela Av
Detroit, Oct. 19.-(By A. P
city leads the United States

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