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March 19, 1941 - Image 13

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Sports Program Trains Men For Defense

May Festival
Is One Of Best
In World
Termed one of the three great-
est music festivals in the world,
the annual May Festival, spon-
sored by the Micksigan Choral
Urion Society, helps to make
Ann Arbor the cultural center of
Each year the Society brings a
group of great instrumentalists
and singers for three days of
concerts which include the fin-
est musical works. Past concerts
have been given by Lawrence
Tibbett, Marian Anderson, Ar-
turo Schnabel, Rudolf Serkin,
Dorothy Maynor, and Lily Pons
among many others.
Another series of concerts
precented under the auspices of
the Society is the Choral Union
program. This year's outstand-
ing artists included pianist Vlad-
imir Horowitz, violinist Nathan
Milstein, and singers Richard
Ronelli, the Don Cossack Chorus,
the New York andBoston Sym-
phony Orchestras.

Accent Is Placed On Varsity, Data On state
Intramural Competition And University
Preserved Here
By HAL WILSON handball courts, 13 squash courts,
Long famed for its prominent an auxiliary gymnasium accom- Housed within the extensive
place in the scholastic sun, the modating badminton, fencing, and quarters of the Michigan Histori-
University of Michigan is no less volleyball, a boxing and wrestling cal Collections in the Horace
progressive in the realm of physi- room, and innumerable additional Rackham Building are a cache of
cal education, possessing vast fa- activities, the Sports. Building letters, diaries, books, newspaper
cilities for a thorough collegiate often is used by as many as 1,500 files, pamphlets and numerous
athletic program unsurpassed students daily, with an estimated other articles that form the source
throughout the world, daily average of 800 taking advan- material for writing the history of
In a half-century of intercolle- tage of its facilities throughout the Stateof Michigan.
giate competition Michigan has the year. The Collections, so named in
compiled an enviable record of fine Under Intramural supervision 1938 by the Board of Regents, was
teams and outstanding sports- softball tournaments and touch organized in 1935 under the direc-
manship which has earned for it football games are conducted on tion of Prof. L. G. Vandervelde in
nation-wide respect and admira- South Ferry Field in Spring and response to the suggestion of Pres-
tion. During 1940 nine Wolverine Fall, while tennis instruction is ident Ruthven that a more active
Varsity squads competed in one of available in the Spring on the 38 effort be made to collect and pre-
the toughest athletic leagues in University. courts. serve the records of the state and
the country, the Western Confer- Dovetailing with the physical the University.
ence, and emerged with a very re- preparedness phase of the Nation- Today after six years of contin-
spectable all-sports winning aver- al Defense program, one year of uous existence, the Michigan His-
age of .;30. Bearing out Michi- I physical education is required of torical Collections is fast becom-
man's proud boast of "Champions all entering students. ing a valuable repository
of the West," Maize and Blue
teams captured three Conference
titles and swept two National
Stadium Seats 87,000
All home football games are
played in the huge stadium, aWl
sunken bowl seating 87,000 fans,
while four other gridirons are util-
ized for practice sessions by both
the Varsity and the freshman
teams. Ferry Field, formerly used
for big football games, is now the
scene of outdoor track meets, base- U
ball games, and intra-squad grid
Scenes of basketball contests,
indoor track and wrestling meets
is spacious Yost Field House, ded-
icated to Michigan's "Grand Old
Man," Fielding H. Yost. The Coli-
seum, a full-sized ice rink, is the
homne of the hockey team and its
facilities are also thrown open to/or 1 4 eari
student skaters. An 18-hole Uni-
versity golf course accommodates
student linksmen for a nominal
greens fee and also serves as home
course for the Varsity golf squad. 1""'
The tennis teams plays its home
matches on the Palmer Field
courts,. while the roomy Sports
Building pool is the scene of Mich-
igan swimming meets. m C..f lucatton
Builds Future Citizens
But even with so fine a varsity
sports setup, the University stress-
es .Intramural athletics on an
equal footing.aFirst of its size and
completeness in the nation, the
gigantic Sports Building houses a
galaxy of body-building activities
under its huge root. With an In-
tramural program that fosters
team competition in a score of "* " " fl" "
sports under three general division 1 1 1 N S
headings - residence halls, inde-
.pendent and fraternity - the De-
partment offers something of in- Liberty at Maynaru
'erest to every male undergrad-
uate on campus.
Containing four basketball_
courts, the swimming pool, 14 -

Into this massive bowl thou-
sands of Michigan sports lovers
pour each fall to watch highly-
trained, talented coliege boys
play football.


Cen te' 'jfwoteft4


The Michigan League has always been the
center of women's activities on the Michigan
campus. Out of the outstanding organizations
of its kind in the country, the League offers the
Michigan co-ed a fine modern recreational center.
Like the University of which it is a part, the
League represents the democratic American way
of life. Its membership is comprised of every
co-ed at Michigan. Standing as a monument to
the progressiveness for which the University of
Michigan is famed, the League has built up a
long standing tradition of character.
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