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February 21, 1933 - Image 3

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From the

By John Thomas


Untainted Programs
Sport Writers
Band At Cage Games
program has risen to new
heights. In order for Michigan to
maintain an untainted program of a
complete nature, eliminating no
sport, the money had to be spread
thin over the different activities.
This thin spreading proved so thin
by the time the authorities got down
to little-publicized minor sports,
there was no money left to appro-
priate for expenses for trips.
But the untainted, uncut program
was highly publicized from coast to
coast while certain coaches paid out
of their own pocket the expenses in-
cidental to putting a team on foreign
fields. .
In swimming, Coach Mann has
had to put on open meets with a
small spectator fee in order to raise
expenses for his team to motor to
their meets. The Open Handicap
meet Friday will see a continuation
of this same policy with the charge
of twenty-five cents to pay for the
expenses of the swimmers in foreign
But other sports are not as for-
tunate as they can not charge and
still get a crowd out to watch them.
In at least one sport, the coach
has furnished the car, bought the
gas, paid for the meals, aMd took out
of his own pocket the money for all
expenses without one cent being re-
funded by the Athletic Association in
order that his team may play against
It would be fairer to all if the
Athletic Association had discon-
tiniued these sports altogether than
to simply not appropriate any money
for them.
* * *
JUST WHEN WE were trying to
convince some second-semester
freshmen or sophomores that they
ought to try out for this department,
we receive the following contribu-
Questionnaire on "How To Be a
Sport Writer"
Question: How would a foot-
ball reporter say that Caro was
beaten by Bad Axe, 7 to 0 in a
very dull game?
Answer: Eleven crimson-clad
stalwarts battled toe to toe for
three scoreless quarters with the
"Fighting Woodmen from Caro"
before Enus "Flash" Wheefer,
the bad man from Bad Axe,
broke away, etc., etc., etc.
Q: How do you describe a
sport figure over the age of 37?
A: The Grand Old Man of-
(supply the chess, parchesi, crib-
bage, euchre, or whatever the
game might be).
Q:Does the reporter ever use
the simple word "game"?
A: Seldom.
Q: What then does he use?
A: "The Battle of the Cen-
tury," the "Blue Ribbon Classic,"
go, tilt, tiff, contest, melee, en-
counter, etc., etc., etc.
Q:How does a crowd of 250
appear to the newshawk?
A: A thousand cheering fans.
Note: Sport reporters seem to
be unable to think in terms of
less than a thousand.
AND WHILE WE are saying just
what we think, "Why does the
band rate 500 seats of the very best
kind for the basketball games?" They
play but few pieces and can not be
considered necessary to the success
of the game, to even the slightest
They play about three age-old
pieces during the half, when they
might contribute something to the

enjoyment of the crowd. The dyed-I
in-the-wool fans that come to the
games early, have to sit opposite the

Work Of Track
Team Pleasing
To Coach Hoyt
Willis Ward Ties World
Record In Dash; Sets
High Jump Mark
Michigan's one-sided track victory
over Chicago at the Midway last Sat-
urday was deemed very satisfactory,
according to Coach Chuck Hoyt. For
the opening meet of the season the
team did far better than was hoped
for, heveral of the men greatly ex-
ceeding expectations.
The work of Willis Ward was Phe-
nomenal. Ward tied the Conference
and world's record in the 60-yard
dash, in addition to setting a new
Midway record in the high jump, and
finishing second in the shot-put.
Captain "Mott" DeBaker, who had
been idle most of the year due to
illness, showed that he was rapidly
rounding into form by capturing the
440 in an acceptable time. Chill Allen
finished third in this event, his in-
experience being costly.
Damm Shows Promise
The shot-put brought out another
surprise in Russell Damm. Damm
finished third and showed consider-
able promise. The other field event
saw Humphrey pole vaulting higher
tln he ever had before in competi-
tion to tie for first place.
The distance men were not ex-
tended. New Turner and Ed Lemen
won the half-mile event handily
while Bill Howell and Jack Childs
finished without being pressed. Bill
Hill and Archie McMillan annexed
the first two places in the two-mile
run under wraps.
Further successes are expected in
the State A. A. U. championship
meet, scheduled for Thursday night.
This event will bring the outstanding
runners of the state to Ann Arbor.
The full Varsity and freshman teams
will be entered.
Swimmers Will
Hold Two Tilts
Late This Week
Wolverine swimmers will compete
in two meets this week. Thursday
afternoon at 4:05 p. m. they will op-
pose the Michigan State aggregation
in the Intramural pool, while Satur-
day at 2:30 p. m. they will take par
in the second of the city-wide open
swimming meets being sponsored by
Matt Mann.
The Michigan State meet will bc
the first chance local fans will have
of seeing Matt Mann's contenders
for a National championship swim
in a dual meet this year. An added
feature will be a water polo game
between the Varsity team and an
aggregation of all-stars composed of
former students and freshmen swim-
Saturday's open meet will be espe-
cially for children and high school
students, but all members of the
Varsity team will participate in spe-
cial races. The feature at that time
will be another water polo game be-
tween the Varsity and Faculty teams
at which time Mann predicted there
would be plenty of bloodshed.
The price of admission to both
events for students and townspeople
will be 25 cents.

foul lines on that side of the court
while the late fans get the seats that
were saved for the handful of bond-
sters which are relinquished at the
start of the game.
One game, if it promises to be a
good one, will see a band of 50 pieces
while another, if its promise is not
so much, the band numbers 15. Yet
the best seats are saved to the last
minute for any late stragglers who
might decide to put on the uniform
and come down to the game.



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