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FRIDAY, MAY 14, 1937

Intramural Department Offers Varied Program For Su


Kipke To Hold
Football Class

Athletie Staff
Offers Course
For C ahn

Weaker Big Ten Teams Raise
Michigan Football Prospects


act vU acaton1J

Use Of All Ferry Field,
y-M SportsFacilities
For the athletically-minded sum-
mer student the Intramural depart-
ment will offer a program of many
and varied, indoor and outdoor sports.
As usual, the Board in Control of
Physical Education has offered all the
facilities of Ferry Field, South Ferry
Field and the Intramural Building for
use during the Summer Session.
As well as the planned program
of individual and team competition
which has been scheduled, there will
be opportunity for everyone to use
this athletic plant as he pleases.
Softball League
A league of softball teams will be
formed at the beginning of the Sum-
mer Session. These teams, usually
numbering thirteen to fifteen, are di-
vided into divisions of four each. The
winners of these divisions then en-
gage in play-offs to determine the
summer school championship.
Golf players can take advantage of
the University's excellent 18-hole lay-
out. Tournament-minded golfers may
enter the al-campus tourney for the
individual title. No team or doubles
competition will be held in this sport.
Singles and doubles tournaments
are scheduled in tennis, handball and
horseshoes., These will be run on a
straight elimination basis. Courts
for these three sports will also be
available for unsupervised play. Al-
though no program is offered for
squash and badminton, the courts
will be open for student use.
Competition Limited
Swimming competition will be lim-
ited to individual entries. The fol-
lowing series of ten events will be
run off in turn, with approximately
two events a week: 25, 50, and 100-
yard free style; 25 and 50-yard back-
stroke; 25 and 50-yard breast-stroke;
the 75-yard individual medley; plunge
for distance; and diving. Points will
be awarded for the first five places
in each event. The student who com-
piles the most points in all ten events
will be awarded the all-around indi-
vidual swimming championship.
All students interested in partici-
pating in any of these activities should
sign up at the office of the Intramural
Sports Building sometime during the
first week of school. Schedules will
be drawn up, team equipment fur-
nished, and officials provided.

Michigan-Hurdles and Relay
Capt. Bob Osgood, Michigan's
leading hurdler, who now holds the
outdoor high hurdle title in the
Conference, is expected to win both
the low and high hurdle events in
the cominhg Big Ten Meet.
Hoyt, Cappon
Hold Classes
For Coaches
Two men who put University of
Michigan athletic teams at the top
this year are among those coaches
who are staying over for six weeks
work in the summer coaching school.
Coach Charlie Hoyt, whose track
squad has been styled the "best dual
meet track team in the country" will
conduct a class in track and training,
and Coach Franklin Cappon, mentor
of the basketball squad that was a
contender for the Conferenle title,
finishing close to the top, will teach
a class in basketball and administra-
In his course, Coach Hoyt plans to
go through each event, both track
and field, discussing form, technic,
and training. He will instruct in
both the training of the athlete from
the coaches standpoint and the train-
ing from the standpoint of the trainer
The basketball class will be con-
ducted by Coach Cappon who also
will lead a study of his sport from
every angle including individual play,
team play, and general strategy. The,
enrollment in this class is usuallyj
somewhere between 25 and 35, last
year being 32.

Head Coach Harry Kipke is all set
for his summer football coaching
school which is a part of the annual
athletic instruction program of the
School of Education, and if you are
to believe Harry, he can usually tell
about how many men will enter his
class. "The number of students we
have varies with the success of our
football team," he says. "It ranges
from 25 to 40, and in our hey-day
many prominent men were among
this number."
Their knowledge is not all obtained
passively either, as Harry routs them
out onto the gridiron once or twice a
week in uniform to run through plays
and formations. Of course there is
no real competitive action but it gives
them a chance to see in practice the
plays they have talked about in class.
Moving pictures of Michigan games
are also put into use with accom-
panying discussions and criticisms.
Strategy Stressed
The course covers all phases of the
game, blocking, tackling, line and
backfield play as well as football
strategy as employed by coach and
Quite often various notables promi-
nent in the gridiron world drop in
on the school and are invited to lec-
ture to the class. Last summei Harry
Newman, former all-American Wol-
verine quarterback, was among the
visitors as well as Jack Blott, former
Michigan line coach.
According to Kipke, the greater
part of the students are high school
coaches or men who are planning to
go into the coaching game later. Most
of the college coaches who attend
summer coaching schools prefer the
short term courses the likes of which
Kip has conducted several times in
the past. Such a course usually lasts
two weeks with intensive all-day
work on the card. One such school
is now conducted at Northwestern
University where in two weeks they
cover all major sports.
Large Numbers Attend
Since the University of Michigan
coaching schools are merely a con-f
tinuation of the courses offered dur-
ing the regular school year, they are
handled in the same manner so as to
allow students who are taking other
summer courses to take advantage of
these as well.
A goodly number of students is ex-
pected to attend this class during its
six week summer school period, and
with the experts predicting a rise in
Michigan's football fortunes, next
year should bring a further boom

Michigan's revived football hopes
Program For High School - the combined result of Hunk An-
' r~ram or Ngh Sh~a derson's acquisition and a new spirit
Use Will Be Outlined as manifested in the spring practice
sessions - may be slightly buoyed by
By Doctor May reports of prospects in the camps of
Big Ten toes on the Wolverine 1937
The School of Education is again schedule.
offering its annual summer courses Because of inadequate information
in coaching and athletic instruction concerning the crop of sophomores
to be conducted by five members of that will be making its debut in Big
the University of Michigan coaching Time football, this appraisal must be
staff. The courses, which last si< made on a basis of departed stars
weeks, begin June 28 with the open- and returning veterans.
ing of summer school and are open All six Conference elevens which
to undergraduate and graduate stu- engage the Wolverines next fall, with
dents alike. the likely exception of Minnesota, ap-
Students taking these courses will pear no stronger at this premature
be given the opportunity to receive stage of anlysis. Key men have grad-
instruction under men who qualify uated, and unless exceptionally tal-
among the best in their respective ented sophs are available to replace
fields. The five instructors and their them, their losses will be felt mater-
courses are as follows: Coach Harryically.
G. Kipke, football, rules and officiat- Wildcats Weak
ing; Coach Franklin C. Cappon, bas- Northwestern has a yawning chasm
ketball and administration; Coach between the tackles, with Leon Fuller,
Charles B. Hoyt, track and training; center, All-American Steve Reid,
Coach John Johnstone, combative guard, able Les Schreiber, the other
' and recreational sports; and Dr. guard, and DeWitt Gibson, the pon-
George A. May, director of Water- derous tackle, gone the way of sen-
man Gymnasium, who will offer iors. So has End John Kovatch.
courses in gymnastics and exercises. However, Ervin Wegner, who played
Credit Is Allowed enter here last Fall, returns, as does
Burnett, a tackle who also performed
These courses are a part of the against the Wolverines.
School of Education curriculum and Lynn Waldorf still has a pack of
students therein receive regular cred- great iunning backs headed by Cap-
its although in the past the majority tain-Elect Don Heap. Bernie Jeff-
of those taking the courses have been erson, the Grand Rapids Negro who
graduate students who enrolled be- has shown propensities for the touch-
cause of interest and did not work down jaunt, and "Streaky" Swisher,
for credit. As a rule they were also another shifty runner who has re-
taking summer work on the campus, gained eligibility after an idle season,
The courses will hold class two will abet Heap. Fred Vanzo will
hours a day, five days a week with handle the blocking assignment, at
the exception of Dr. May's two courses which he distinguished himself last
which will each be limited to two days fall.
a week. The first of these courses Iowa Loses Ozzie
will be known as Theory and Prac- Iowa lost Ozzie Simmons, who was
tice and will be given with possible the sum total of the Hawkeye at-
.iigh school programs in mind. It will tack. Ted Ozmaloski, center' and
include calisthenics, gymnastics, and captain, and Don Simmons, Oze's
marching. The second of the two brother, have also departed. What
courses offered at Waterman Gym is the new coaching regime, headed by
a preventive and corrective course Irl Tubbs and Ernie Nevers, can un-
which will consist of teaching various cover is hard' to determine. Homer
exercises which aid in the cure of Harris, star Negro end, who is the
different ailments or which will be captain, is the only heralded man.
helpful in the prevention of such ail- Bob Zuppke, Illinois' wily Dutch-
ments. man, who disclaims his Dutch an-
Courses Are Comprehensive cestry, but who remains forever wily,
The instruction given by the other must find replacements for his two
four coaches will be primarily the best linemen, Capt. El Sayre, center,
technic and strategy used in each and Cliff Kuhn, midget guard. Ken
sport. Nelson, veteran end, has graduated,
Coach Johnstone's combative and also.
recreational course covers a wide Dave Strong, who booted a dam-
field, including such sports as swim- aging field goal against the Wolver-
ming, golf, tennis, wrestling and ines last fall, has expressed inten-
fencing. tions of transferring -his allegiance

.o Michigan this fall. Les Lindbergh,
.up's kicker, won't be around either.
Lowell Spurgeon, captain-elect,
will provide a threat with his ac-
urate place-kicking. Zup will have
to reach into his bag of tricks for
Chicago seems securely ensconced
in the Conference basement again.)
They simply won't encourage ath-
letes to enroll there. So Clark
Shaughnessy will have to find some-
one to put in front of his two best
bets, Sollie Sherman and Omar Far-
eed, the Persian, both good running
Buckeyes Heavy Losers
Ohio State has lost a wealth of
valuable material. Merle Wendt and
Frank Cummiskey, the two great
ends, Inwood Smith, guard and
claimant to All-American honors, ano
Charles Hamrick, brilliant tackle,
forsake Francis Schmidt's razzle-
dazzle ranks.
Tippy Dye's absence will be the
greatest blow to Buckeye partisans.
One of the Western Conference's
greatest athletes, Dye was the hub of
Schmidt's attack, a smart feld gen-
eral and a capable runner.
"Jarring Jim" McDonald, bruising
fullback, and "Jumping Joe" Wil-
liams are Schmidt's chief backfield
aces. Unless a better-than-average
sophomore crop is present, the Buck-
eye prestige seems destined to dip.
Maybe Schmidt had better start look-
ing around.
And finally, Minnesota's Golden
Gophers. Why bring them up?
Bernie Bierman will again have
trouble picking a Varsity from his
mine of gridders. Ed Widseth, the
All-American rough boy, will be miss-
ing, but good men are available and
clamoring for the post.
Bud Wilkinson, who proved a quar-
terback "find" last season, after per-
forming at guard previously, will not
return. But Bierman has too many
backs now, and one of them ought to
learn who's who sufficiently to call
Uram, Gmitro Return
The backfield stars returning are
Andy Uram, Rudy Gmitro, Larry
Buhler, Vic Spadaccini, Whitman'
Rork, ad infinitum. And they have
a sophomore coming up, Bonk's his
name, who - Gopher informers say
- is another Nagurski, better than
;ither Kostka or Joesting. Which is
plenty of fullback.
Thus you have the Wolverine op-
ponents for next fall. And from
this viewpoint, they don't appear
overly tough, excepting again, Minne-
sota. If a "comeback" for Michi-
gan is in order, the set-up is favor-
able. Or is it?

Student Sports
Facilities Rank
In First Place
34 Activities At I-M, Golf
Course, Coliseum Give
Students Plenty To Do
In a direct contradiction to the
statement that too much attention
sports offered if it is requested. This
and not enough to intramural spors,
Michigan has one of the largest and
finest plants in the country.
The Intramural Building itself is
the largest in the world. In addition
to this is the University golf course,
the indoor hocky rink in the Coli-
seum, and many softball diamonds,
and nearly thirty tennis courts.
Added to these fine features in
equipment, is a large, well-trained
staff of instructors. All of these men
are well known in their own fields.
Instruction can be had in any of the
sports oered if it is requested. This
fine staff lays out a well rounded pro-
gram to be carried out during the
Well-Trained Staff
In last year's I-M program there
were 4 different activities. These cov-
ered sports from dart baseball to the
rough and tumble soccer and touch
football. In this program there is
sure to be some activity that will suit
each individual.
All of these sports attract large
numbers of men, but a few of them
are outstanding in their popularity.
Basketball is by far the most popular
of all the activities. Last season
more than 1,500 men were enrolled
in this sport. Running second to bas-
ketball came softball in which more
Swimming Is Popular
than 1,200 men participated.
Ranking high among the popular
features of the program is swimming.
The swimming pool is one of the most
beautiful in the country. Although it
is the home pool of the famous Var-
sity swimming team, winners of the
Big Ten and National Intercollegiate
titles last year, it is open for the var-
ious I-M events. The pool is also
open to all students in the University
part of the time for recreational
It is estimated by Director Mitchell,
that more than 20,000 men use this
building each year. Of the 20,000
who use the building, 5,200 of them
are directly enrolled in the regular
I-M program. Some of these men
are enrolled in two or more sports so
that a total of 10,000 men are en-
rolled in the activities.

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The Hub


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Large, clean pool equipped
with a new steam bath . . . .
Best food in town at the
.most reasonable prices . . -
Everything in the way of

21 Billiard and Pool Tables.
7 Ping Pong Tables. Radio and
Ticker Service on Baseball Games ...
Excellent food served in
an unsurpassed atmosphere . . .

Modern facilities for keeping
Men of Michigan" well-groomed. . .

Superior Fountain Service.. .


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