Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue


Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

May 13, 1938 - Image 7

Resource type:
The Michigan Daily, 1938-05-13

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.








v I

lbi ity Not Enough; Will o in eeded-C


Intra-Mural Department Again Features Summer Program

Many Outdoor
Sports Head
Complete List
Athletic Equipment To Be
Lent To Picnicers; Pool
And GymsAvailable
(T-M Activities ~irector)
The Department of Intramural
Sports will again offer an activities
program to the students and faculty
members of the summer session.
While the list of sports offered is
not as extensive as the one offered
during the school year, the depart-
ment is always willing to consider ad-
ditional sports wherein a sufficient in-
terest is manffested
Pools Popular
The attractive swimming pool . al-
ways appeals to those on campus dur-
ing the hot summer days. The two
gymnasiums and numerous hand-
ball and squash courts are available
but the outdoor facilities are the ones
usually used during the summer ses-
Baseball is the one team sport that
is enthusiastically received, while such
individual sports as golf, horseshoes,
and tennis attract many participants.
Free Equipment
Locker service, which includes a
locker, a combination lock, and clean
towel service, is available to all men
students and men faculty members
upon the payment of a two dollar fee.
Fifty cents of the amount is refund-
ed upon the return of the lock and
An additional recreational service
offered by the Intramural Sports De-
partment is that of providing playing
equipment for picnics of University
groups. Call at the Sports Building
and borrow, free of charge, the avail-
able'baseballs, bats, volleyballs, horse-
shoes, etc., that you will need for
these outings.
Coaches Offer
Summer Class
Hoyt, Cappon On Staff
Of Sports Instructors
The School of Education is again
offering its annual summer courses
in coaching and athletic instruction
to be conducted by members of the
University of Michigan coaching staff.
The courses which last six weeks,
begin with the opening of summer
school and are open to undergraduate
and graduate students alike.
Students taking these courses will
be given the opportunity to receive
instruction under men who qualify
among the best in their respective
fields. The instructors listed for the
1938 session include Franklin C. Cap-
pon, ex-Wolverine basketball mentor.
Varsity track coach Charles B. Hoyt.
Varsity basketball coach, Benny Oos-
terb'an, Earl Martineau, backfield
coach and Coach John Johnstone,
who will instruct in combative and
recreational sports.
Regular Credit Given
The courses taught by these men
are a part of the School of Educa-
tion curriculum and students therein
receive regular credits, although in
the past the majority of those taking
he courses have been enrolled as
graduate students because of interest
and did not work for credit.
in addition to the above mentioned,
Dr. George A. May, director of Wa-
terman Gymnasium will offer courses
in gymnastics and exercises.
The courses will hold class two

hours a day, five days a week with
the exception of Dr. May's two courses,
which will be limited to two days a
Dr. May To Teach
One of Dr. May's courses will be
known as Theory and Practice and
will be given with possible high school
programs in mind. It includes calis-
thenics, gymnastics, and marching.
The other course will be in the na-
ture of instruction in teaching of
preventative and corrective exercises
which aid in the cure of different ail-

National - -


SIDE LINES ... by Irvin Lisagor

- - Champions


Big Ten Appraisal ...
ANY tabloid appraisal of Confer-
ence football squads must neces-
sarily involve generalities and only
scant mention of the important fac-
tors which go into molding a repre-
sentative eleven in what nany critics
unhesitantly call, "the toughest col-
legiate league in America."
These surveys usually develop
a strange tack because of their
brevity. And sometimes hasty
conclusions are drawn, as for ex-
ample last year's analysis, which
reeked with Michigan optimism,
primarily because of Hunk An-
derson's acquisition.
Infusion of the Notre Dame
style and method into a tradi-
tionally conservative system sug-
gested improvement, if not down-
right success, This year the Wol-
verine angle has been delegated
to head Coach Herbert O. Crisler

Capt. Ed. "Moose" Kirar of the
swimming team after almost los-
ing his life in a motorboat explo-
sion last summer came back to pace
the Wolverines to the National
Collegiate title retaining at the
same time his titles in the 50 and
100-yard sprints and anchoring the
relay team with exceedingly fast
time. Called by Matt Mann "one
of the greatest I have ever coached."

University Is Golfer's Paradise;
Courses Among Best In Nation

-a new mentor with new staff
and new theory of play.
But we can submit the general Big
Ten set-up to a cursory inspection,
and possibly derive some idea of the
potential strength of weakness of its
football teams. The first five squads
listed are those Michigan encounters
this fall.
CHICAGO: If spirit won out,
this entry would cop. Perennial
doormats, its go-go has remained
untrammeled, but unfortunately
material matters, too, on Satur-
day. Led by inspiring Lew Bam-
ity, shifty-hipped Sollie Sher-
man and a willing line, Clark
Shaugnessy's Maroons will be
vastly improved, and shouldn't be
treated too cheaply. But no con-
tender here.
MINNESOTA: For the first time in
several campaigns, the Gophers are
not hailed as invincible ere the leaves
fall. But Bernie Bierman's gets high
grade football stock and has yet to
disprove the general notion that he's
one of the topnotch coaches in the
nation. Loss of several sterling backs,
like Andy Uram and Rudy Gmitro and
Vic Spadaccini, would cripple many
squads, but Bierman still has Buhler,
Van Every and Cristianson, among
others. If he can find a smart field
general, they may burst forth again
as the No. 1 eleven. Guards Twedell
and Bell return, although Tackle Lou
Midler and Ends Reed and King grad-
nate. Material aplenty for replace-
ments, however. Look out.
ILLINOIS: Wily Bob Zupke is
still cursed with an undersized
squad, but he has a way of utiliz-
ing even the waterboy against
Michigan. Ends are weak, fairly
sturdy from tackle to tackle, and
a middlin' set of backs. Wehrli,
Bennett, Mazeika form a back-
field nucleus. But the Illini genius
will have to employ his best psy-
chology to lift them every Satur-
NORTHWESTERN: Red hot in the
summer book, despite the loss of Don
Heap, Fred Vanzo and Bob Swisher
from the backfield. End John Ko-
vatch's loss most serious one in the

line. Coach Lynn Waldorf has Ber-
nie Jefferson, a great halfback, Jack
Ryan, an impressive soph fullback
last year, Laskay and McGurn, also
promising. Line possesses strength;
both in veterans and reserves. Rated
better than last year's forward wall.
OHIO STATE: One observer
has already conceded Michigan
victory over the Buckeyes, tradi-
tional foes. But Francis Schmidt's
got an effective style. However,
they lost such aces as Zarnas,
Maggied, Wolf, Ream and Crow
in the line and backs McDonald,
Wasylik, Nardi, Miller and Rabb
-a terrific deficit to make up.
Reports say the sophomore crop
' will be a likely one. Co-Capt. Ka-
bealo and Kaplanoff head the
backfield and line respectfully,
with Alex Schoenbaum, a tackle
of national repute also on hand.
That completes the list of Michi-
gan opponents.

John Speicher, retiring co-cap-
tain of the Varsity wrestlers, cli-
maxed his career this year by win-
ning three titles in the 123-pound
class-the Big Ten, A.A.U. and
International YMCA crowns.

Archery To Wrestling Included
On Intramural.Sports Program

Michigan students are definitely
disproving the old adage which pro-
claims golf "an old man's game."
Any disbelievers may simply amble
out University course way any nice
afternoon or Saturday and Sunday
mornings and notice the crowd of
youthful students waiting to get off
the first tee.
Why An Attraction?
Perhaps the abundance of youths
taking up the game in Ann Arbor
is due to the lack of other things to
occupy time in this city. However,
with nice weather, the Arboretum
and swimming pools among other
things to attract the student with
free time, one wonders what the at-
traction is to walking four or five
miles in the hot sun hitting a little
white ball around.
The grip that the game gains on
the unsuspecting is indefinable and
too elusive to lay one's hands on di-
rectly. However when the old golf
bug bites, it is known to be hard to
resist the lure of the fairway and
bunker, particularly the latter.
Michigan students have available
unequaled facilities for enjoyment of
this game. The University course it-
Trophy. Cases
Show Michigan
Few people in passing through the
dimly lighted outer corridors of Yost
Field House ever stop to examine the
Iglass enclosed cabinets that line the
walls. After blowing away the dust
that has accumulated, the inquisitive
investigator is rewarded for his ef-
forts by the discovery of the many
trophies and awards won by Wol-
verine athletes in the past four dec-
Pigskin Evolution
The evolution of the football from
an egg-shaped affair to the modern
streamlined spheroid is easily visual-
ized as one gazes on the hallowed pig-
skins encased in glass.
Dating as far back as 1894, these
footballs tell the story .of the glory
of the Maize and Blue on the grid-
iron. Queer looking bumpy balls,
painted in various colors, they add
their part to the tale of past Michi-
gan teams.
Farrell Trophy Back
Also included in the Yost Field
House are innumerable baseballs por-
traying the same picture as do the
footballs. Wrestling and hockey teams
also have their space in the Michigan
"Hall of Fame."
In the Administration Building the
first object to meet the eye is the
Steve Farrell Trophy. This trophy

self is tops in not only collegiate lay-'
outs but it ranks as one of the finest
courses in the country.
University Owned
It is owned by the University and
the fee of fifty cents that is charged
students per round does not cover
the expenses of the course, in spite of
the large play.
Ann Arbor also boasts of another
fine course in Barton Hills a private,
club located on the outskirts of the
town, Huron Hills, a difficult hilly
layout is another private club located
Two public courses are open to any-
body, the Municipal and Stadium
Some Skeptical
There are still a few of the skeptical
old-fashioned lurking about who in-
sist on irritating the trodders of the
fairways with taunts of "I can't see
what fun it is to hit a little ball and
then chase it." When such a quip as
this is uttered, the speaker imme-
diately gives away the fact that he
has never tried "hitting that little
ball" or else his inability to do so has
soured him on the' game.
Golf has grown in this country so
fast in recent years that it is fur-
nishing serious competition to base-
ball for the title of America's fa-
vorite pastime. Courses have multi-
plied by the hundreds throughout
not only the United States but also
in foreign countries, with such out-
of-the-way places as India and South
America featuring layouts to attract
American professionals to demon-
strate to the homespeople.
All in all, golf has come to be a
game in great numbers by men and
women from 2 to 92.
Student, Sailin-g-I
Club To Enter
Eastern Race'
Three club boats and one privately
owned will form the nucleus around
which the Michigan Sailing Club will
continue its activities during the sum-
mer session. The club expects to add
more boats before the season closes.
The Club, inaugurated this spring
by Quarterdeck, naval architecture so-
ciety, plans to enter into regular
competition with Eastern Collegiate
fleets and the newly organized Big
Ten clubs as soon as plans are com-
Until such a schedule can be ar-
ranged, the Wolverine sailors expect
to enter boats against the sailing
club fleets in this vicinity. Several
of the meets are certain to be run
during the Summer Session.
Headquarters for the club will be
at Whitmore Lake on a lot recently
purchased for that purpose. A club
boathouse and dock will be con-
structed as soon as funds are made

Variety is the spice of sports, or at
least that is the Intramural Depart-
ment's view on the subject, for at the
present time they have thirty-four
activities listed ranging alphabetically
from archery to wrestling.
To top this, they say that at any
time 'a new sport will be added to
this already imposing list if enough
interest is shown.
Mitchel Heads Department
Chief of this amazing' department
is Elmer D. Mitchell, director, and
under him are eight other men head-
ed by Earl Riskey. This compara-
tively small personnel handles a vol-
ume of 5,500 people a year, this being
the, total number who participate in
I-M's activities.
The organization of this depart-
ment must necessarily be quite simple
or they would soon find themselves
buried under a mass of red tape. Sim-
plicity of organization, retaining the
competitive spirit, is accomplished by
dividing the whole setup into five
groups consisting of the All-Campus,
Interfraternity, Grad., Faculty and
Independent divisions.

I- lPool-Hot Weather Rendezvous

Each of these divisions has its own
vertical scale of tournaments, play-
offs, all-star teams. A large amount
of office work is inevitable in arrang-
ing schedules and recording results in.
each group. This unpleasant job is
exceptionally well handled by the
The layout at Michigan is ideal
for the extensive program now in
sway. Scarcely any other school;
in. the country can boast of a build-
ing the size of the Intramural Build-
ing devoted almost exclusively to I-M
sports. A large plot of ground south
of Ferry Field is also available for all
outdoor sports.'
Open House Tops Show
Not a small part of the students
who benefit from the intramural lay-
out are those who don't participate
in any planned program. Any after-
noon during the winter sees the bas-
ketball courts crowded with "pick-
up" games.
Anyone who has ever used the Ferry
Field tennip courts knows the diffi-
culty in obtaining reservations. Those
who merely wish a workout find the
auxiliary gym especially suited to
their needs.
Topping this impressive list of the
I-M doings is the annual Intramural
Open House, a show demonstrating
many of the activities in the curricu-
The time is -usually so arranged as
to present the finals in most of the
indoor sports, and if attendance is
any measure of the success of the
Open House, these shows can cer-
tainly be classed as outstanding.
Spot Among Sports
Greats Is Waiting
For Danny Smck
It will be nothing short of a miracle
which can keep big Danny Smick.
slugging outfielder on the Varsity
baseball team, from joining Mich-
igan's athletic Hall of Fame, com-
posed of those athletes, who in their
Varsity days, won nine sports letters.
Like his predecessors, Harry Kipke,
Bennie Oosterbaan, Norm Daniels.
and Russ Oliver, big Danny partici-
pates in football, basketball, and base-
ball. He has already received two
"M's" in the first two sports, and
will receive his second baseball em-
blem at the termination of the pres-
ent diamond campaign.
Smick has been a regular end on
the grid squad for the past two sea-
sons. In basketball, his work has
been somewhat overshadowed by the
presence of the great 'Jake' Townsend,
but next year, with Townsend grad-
uated, he is looking forward to a
banner season.
Playing right field, the 200 pound
junior is at present Coach Ray Fish-
er's leading hitter, with an average

.New Mentor
Explains '38
Grid Chances
Enthusiasm High Despite
Heavy Emphasis Put
On Fundamentals
(Head Football Coach)
What are Michigan's football pros-
pects for next fall?
I wish I could answer that question;
if its answer is interesting to you, it is
doubly interesting to me.
During the spring practices, em-
phasis has beenrplaced almost en-
tirely on the fundamentals of the
game. Blocking and tackling, block-
ing and tackling-these fundamentals
of defense and offense have been
stressed so strongly that I suspect
'that more than one team candidate
is thoroughly tired of it all.
Enthusiasm High
But in spite of this somewhat unin-
teresting phase of football, we have
been encouraged by the enthusiasm
that players, almost without excep-
tion, have shown.
Physically, the players look big
enough. However, because of the
limitations necessarily imposed in
pre-season practice, when attention
to basic fundamentals is the order of
the day, we of the coaching staff have
as yet had no opportunity to judge
the potential team speed.
It is one thing to develop speed in
an individual and another to de-
velop coordinated speedin a team
of eleven men. Not until late i!
September, consequently, will we be
able to estimate team speed.
As for attendance at daily drills,
many men have been prompt, regular
and faithful. A few would have made
greater progress had they come of-
tener and earlier.
Many Standouts
Among the ends, Nicholson, Ste-
ketee, Bob Ross, Zack, Frutig, Parfet,
and Fraumann have shown consid-
erable improvement. At tackle, Cap-
tain Janke, Flora, Kuhn, Smith, Sa-
villa, Bob Hook and Volmer have
showed up well and among the guards
Heikkinen, Brennan, Olds, Forrest
Jordan, Thomas, Ulevitch, Courtright,
Bennett, Scott and Fritz,.will be fight-
ing it out for the regular starting
posts next fall.
At center, Kodros, Hutton, Ford,
Kelso and Tinker all show promise
of development. Plenty of backfield
material has also been out and among
the following, a half dozen are sure
to see service. These are Strong,
Bennett, Luther, Kromer, Harmon,
Mulholland, Mehaffey, Meyer, Megre-
gian, Hook, Kitti, Renda, Phillips,
Laskey, Kahl and Fabyan.
Baseball Keeps Regulars
Many regulars of last year because
of their service on other teams have
not been out for spring drills. Pu-
rucker, Kinsey, Trosko, Stanton, Niel-
sen, Floersch, Gedeon, Smick and
Evashevski will not be able to make
their bid for recognition until next
Team morale has always been the
added ingredient of victory. Faultless
execution of plays and individual,
ability are not enough; morale, esprit
1e corps-call it what you will-this
must provide the extra spark that
wins games.
Long Victory Tradition
How will Michigan act under fire?
That question I hope will be an-
swered in a way to gladden the heart
of every Michigan man. Behind the
team is a long tradition of victory,
a heritage properly Michigan's and
phis will to fight, to rise above one-
self and to win will, I trust, be a
marked attitude of the whole squad

this fall.
To play on a Michigan team is a
privilege to be earid-not a' right
zo be demanded. Many men have, dur-
ing the past several weeks, worked
untiringly to gain this privilege. This
act, plus the previously mentioned
hope that morale will be high, is
the encouraging thought in the back
of my mind when you ask me, "What
are Michigan's chances?"
Trainer Roberts Is
Aviation Enthusiast
When Michigans' traineY'Ray Rob-
erts isn't tangled up in rolls of ban-
dage down at his Field House infirm-
ary, he's up in the air-literally, not

c --wommallio

Hang 'em On A Limb And Dive In

For a completely enjoyable escape
from the heat of King Sol's rays or
from any professor's stinging ques-
tions, Ann Arbor offers-absolutely
without red tape, without an alpha-
betical monicker, and without any in-
jury to pride, a relief program that
is strictly fluid and free-swimming.
Four inviting swim spots, two pools,
a lake and a river, are available for
the submergence of the troubles of
Michigan's summer students. This
University's atmosphere in the July
and August months of sultriness and

keep this tank as cool as a cucumber,
and three diving boards, located at.
the deep end of the pool pack plenty
of punch for those who like to visit
the upper strata.
The Michigan Union pool, of the
same dimensions as the I-M pool,
also is a satisfying swim spot. And
the Union's steam room, although of
course its really the swim that every-
one goes for, might prove enjoyable.
For those people who like swim-
ming for the beach that graces the
water's edge, and the bright sun that
nosssse th ta-~inresen~tina owr

Back to Top

© 2020 Regents of the University of Michigan