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August 10, 1940 - Image 9

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I-M Building
Is Used By 800
Men Each Day
Idea Of 'Athletes For All'
Is Emphasized; 2,500
Lockers Are Available
Taking advantage of the unusual
facilities offered, an average of 800
men students use the Intramural
Building every day, it has been es-
timated. The building, the first of
its size and completeness to be built
in the country, has served as a model
for other buildings at other campuses
and is still regarded as one of the
finest of. its kind.
The Intramural Building is ordi-
narily open for activities from 8 a.m.
to 6 p.m., and the swimming pool
from 3 to 5:30 p.m. daily. However,
during the more inclement weather
of the late fall and winter seasons,
the hours are extended so that the
building is open until 10 p.m. and the
pool from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Time for
showers is given in the spring to
thos finishing golf and tennis
matches late, the building usually
closing at 8 p.m.
All Men Use Building
About 400 men use the building
on slack days, Intramural officials
say, that on busy days, especially in
the winter, as many as 1,200 to 1,500
may take part in activities going on.
The building is for all men students
on the campus, to use whatever they
like and in whatever activity they
like. Men may come down informally
or may come to take part in the or-
ganized programs.
Facilities of the building include
the largest gymnasium in the world,
where are located four basketball
courts. Basketball, indoor tennis,
volleyball and badminton are the
favorite games played here. Different
times are assigned for the various
A swimming -pool which was te
scene of the National Intercollegiate
Championships last spring is located
in the east wing. This pool is the
scene of all varsity competition and
is open during the day to any student
who wishes to swim. A cork-lined
wall can be raised between the pool
and the adjoining auxiliary gym to
provide space for bleachers at meets.
Activities that can be enjoyed in
the auxiliary gym include gymnas-
tics of all types, fencing, badminton,
volleyball and other indoor minor
sports. It is the favorite of those
who are interested in individual form
of recreation.
Handball, Squash Courts
Below the large gym are to be
found 14 handball courts and 13
squash courts. Besides providing for
the many enthusiasts of these sports,
codeball, necatos and similar games
can be played here. Table tennis
facilities are located nearby. On the
east wing of the building are found
a wrestling room and a boxing room
under the supervision of Martin Le-
Also included in the facilities of
the plast are 2,500 lockers which can
be rented for the year for $2.50 with
a 50 cent refund, and a first aid and
training room. Varsity athletes make
most use of the latter, but it is avail-
able to any interested in "reducing"
Outside Of Building
or building up.
Outside the building itself the de-
partment makes use of the University
golf course, a championship course
offered mostly for the University
community; 38 tennis courts on Ferry
Field; the Coliseum for ice skating
fans; South Ferry Field for touch
football, speedball and baseball fans
and Ferry Field proper for track and
field enthusiasts.
Student assistants who work up

during their first two years help the
department officials with running off
the formal program, such as umpir-
ing at games, making schedules,
guarding the pool, and other func-
tions. Instruction in the various
sports is offered by tTained members
of the department, including Mr. Le-
vandowski, John Johnstone, Danny
Webster, Earl Riskey and Jimmy
John Robbins and John Ingerson
are responsible for much of the
smooth functioning of activity in the
'Only' 765 Pounds
Of Equipment Goes
West With Gridders
(Continued from Page 7)
pair of four-once stockings worth
two dollars.
A pair of all-wool pants with kapok
knee pads and felt-covered thigh
pads. Their weight is three pounds
six onces, and the price is $11.90.
A pair of shoulder pads made of
fibre, rubber and felt, and one of
hip pads consisting of kapok or rub-
ber, a covering of ballon cloth, and
a padding of leather or fibre. The
weight of all these is five pounds,

Mann Methods
Produce Swim
When the University of Michigan
swimming team ended the 1940 sea-
son as Big Ten Champions, National
Collegiate title holders and winners
of the National A. A. U. meet, tank
critics who had credited the perform-
ance to Michigan "luck" were refuted
by the following array of Michigan-
trained swimmng coaches who had
also made good after student-day
instruction under Michigan veteran
Matt Mann.
Bob Mowerson, Michigan '37, coach
at Battle Creek high, won the 1940
5-A title; Charles McCaffee, Michi-
gan '30, swimming coach at Iowa
State, annexed the Big Six honors;
Harvel Muller, Mann's aidesand
coach of the University high school
team, took the Michigan State class
"B" title; Dick Papenguth, Michi-
gan '25, coach at Purdue, piloted a
Boilermaker team to the Indiana-
Kentucky championships; Tex Rob-
ertson, Michigan '36, coach at Texas,
took the Southwestern Collegiate
crown; and Ben Grady, Michigan
'37, coach at Pittsburgh, was winner
of the Eastern Collegiates.
Two other products of Mann's
swimming system, Hanley Staley,
Michigan '38, coach at Hammond,
Ind., high school, and Frank Walait-
is, Michigan '30, swimming coach at
Culver Military Academy, also turn-
ed in outstanding 1940 records.
Ca gers Need
Rae, Pink Are Only Two
Regulars To Graduate
(Continued from Page 7)
Ooosterbaan will have another Frosh
center, Bob Bartlow.
The problem confronting Ooster-
baan at the guard post is to find a
player with height to take Charley
Pink's plac. Mike Sofiak may be
moved to Pink's old berth and then,
in order to avoid having two small
guards, Captain Brogan would be
pushed up to forward. Other guard
possibilities are Ruehle, who beat
Fitzgerald out as a forward, and
The forward positions are wide
open. Sofiak is certain to get one
of them if he is not changed to
guard and if Mandler succeeds as cen-
ter, Fitzgerald has a good chance of
getting the other. With Ruehle,
Cartmill and Comin, Lazar and Doyle
of the Frosh, ample material is pres-
ent, but whether or not they come
up to the standard of Conference
play, remains to be seen.-
Coach Ooosterbaan is hoping that
next year's team will have the same
fight as'the "Mighty Midgets" with
more and height and will compile a
record with vitcories over such teams
as Notre Dame, Cornell, Pittsburgh,
and, Michigan State.

Sports Program
Is Carried On
Through Year
Team Competition Held
Between Fraterntes And
Independent Groups
Besides extending its facilities dai-
ly for informal use in every type of;
sport, the Intramural department
carries on an extensive official pro-
gram in the various sports which
is meant to include every man in
the University.
Team competitions are held in
speedball, touch football, squash,
handball, hockey, basketball, bowl-
ing, tennis, golf, swimming, foul
shooting, wrestling, relays, volleyball,
track, baseball, horseshoes and other
team sports. Individual tourneys to
determine the all-campus champions
in the individual sports are also held
in many events.
Individuals can enter tournaments
by signing up at the Intramural
Building at the call for entries to
each tourney. Anyone who can col-
lect a team can enter it in the inde-
pendent tournaments, while the fra-
ternities select their own house lead-
Must Be Eligible
To participate in any of the tour-
naments or team events, any man
is eligible except, in general, Varsity
letter-winners in a sport. Varsity
squad members may not compete in
any sport going on during the season
of their service on the Varsity, and
freshman squad members may not
participate in their own sport. Other
restrictions are applied concerning
listing with a team and formal recog-
nition of fraternity status.
Health cards from the Health Ser-
vice are required before participation
in any of the strenuous sports.
Winners and runners-up in all-
campus singles or doubles tourna-
ments receive ribbons or may pur-
chase at cost through the Depart-
ment the official cup or medal. Win-
ners of different events in meets al-
so receive ribbons, and the individual
all-around champion is presented
each year with a cup donated by The
Daily. Paul Keller of Psi Upsilon
won the trophy last year.
Winners Get Ribbons
Team winners in independent
teams receive ribbons and may pur-
chase medals, while rotating trophies
are given winners in the fraternity
competitions. These trophies may be
permanently retained if won in three
different years, and permanent tro-
phies are awarded the houses which
win the all-year title.
Final recognition for participation
in the activities is given in the spring
when more than 200 monograms are
given out by the department to the
students compiling the highest num-
ber of points in the different sports
through the year. Men playing on
teams are given points proportionate
to the number of games they have
played in and the team's final total
of points.


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On April 30, 1941, Michigan will
bid farewell to Fielding H. "Hurry
Up" Yost, Atheltic Director, who for
more than a quarter of a century
has been recognized as on& of the
greatest coaches and characters in
the history of American football.
Coming to the University in 1901,
Yost coached the grid squad for seven
years, building up records which have
never been equalled or broken. Those
were the days* of the Wolverine
"point a minute" teams that didn't
lose a game under his leadership un-
til the Chicago contest in 1905. His
first year's squad rolled up 501 points
in a single season.
"The grand old man," as he is
affectionately called, was* born in
1871 in Fairview, W. Va., where he
attended both primary and secondary
schools. He later spent one year at
Ohio Normal and then entered West
Virginia University at the age of 23,
graduating with his LL.B. degree in
After commencement he received
a coaching position at Ohio Wes-
leyan, turning out a championship

team in his first season. He dupli-.
cated this twice more before he came
to the University as head of the
University of Nebraska team in 1899
and the Leland Stanford gridders in
Old "Hurry Up," who received that
name because of his hustling attitude
on the field, left athletics in 1907 to
spend 14 years in business as pro-
moter 'of the hydroelectric plant of
the Tennessee Power Co., director
of the Dixie Cement Co., and direc-
tor of the Cumberland Valley Na-
tional Bank in Nashville, Tenn.
Called back in 1921 he became
Athletic Director, the post he will be
forced to vacate next year because
of the University's rules which call
for compulsory retirement at the
age of 70.
Today Fielding Yost is in perfect
health, possessor of a wealth of
friends, and a man who still can
demonstrate to a would-be football
player how to get distance and direc-
tion in a punt, how to block off com-
ing tacklers and, above all, how to
keep your head under fire.


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