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The Wolverine, 1915-06-24

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Michigan's Best Ball Player Wins First Game Single-Handed; Plays Stellar
Bal in Second; Gets Total of Seven
Hits in Eight Chances
By Hap Church
Michigan wound up a rather mediocre baseball season this week by two
brilliant victories over Pennsylvania, winning Tuesday's game by a 10 to
o score, and taking the Wednesday contest by a 4 to 2 margin.
George Sisler was the shining light of both games, winding up his col-
lege career 'by great pitching, fielding and batting. In the seventh inning of
Wednesday's game Koons robbed the Michigan star of a three base smash,
which would have given him a perfect day at bat for both days.
George Labadie, of Carney, Kansas, junior literary student, was elected
captain of the 1916 team immediately following Wednesday's game.
The following men received their 'M's": Captain McQueen, Captain-
Elect Labadie, Ex-Captain Sisler, Ferguson, Waltz, Shivel, Stewart, Benton,
Nieman, Brandel and Davidson.

Alumni, Parents and Friends Swell the Ranks of Visitors in Ann Arbor
to Witness Exercises; Fine June Weather
Favors Univ ersity's Guests

Tuesday's Game
George Sisler day would be a fitting
title for the first clash with the
Quakers, which Michigan won 10 to 0.
Sisler wasn't content to merely pitch
shutout ball against the visitors, but
scored three runs and four hits in
four trips to the plate.
The Wolverine star started the scor-
lig in the second round, giving Wis-
ner a taste of what was coming by
landing on the first ball pitched for
a home run over Moore's head in deep
center. In the third, Sisler beat out
a slow roller to short, and in the fifth
he singled sharply to left. George
failed to score in this round, but it
wasn't his fault, as he stole second.
In lthe seventh, when Sisler came
up for the fourth tIme, Wisner at-
tempted to pass him; but Sisler cross-
ed up the Quaker infield by reaching
across the plate and laying down a
perfect bunt, which nobody reached in
time to make a throw, giving Sisler a
perfect day at bat.
McQueen and Nieman were the other
sluggers for the victors, each getting
two blows, one of which was a double.
But while Michigan continually punc-
tured the Quaker defense, mixing up a
clever buntation game with her slug-
ging, Penn could. threaten but once.
In the ninth round, when Lundgren
had sent Sisler to left field, the first
two men singled off Davidson, and it
looked as if the visitors would scor
A double play slaughtered twi
but it was the sensationalr
got the third putout w'
the threatening -
catch near the
Penn be'
struck o with
a big lead . y. In the
sixth a pas r let two men
on, but Sts - alptly smothered the
Penn rally oy whiffing two Quakers.
Sepre: -
AB R H 0 A E
Brandel, m .......5 0 0 0 0 0,
McQueen, 2 ........ 4 2 2 0 3 0
Labadie, if, r ...... 2 2 0 2 0 0
Sisler, p, lf ........ 4 3 4 1 3 0
Benton, c .......... 2 2 1 9 1 0
Stewart, lb ........ 3 0 1 12 0 0
Nieman, r .......... 4 0 2 0 0 0
Davidson, p ........ 0 0 0. 0 0 0
Waltz, 3 ........... 4 1 1 1 2 1
Shivel,s ........... 4 0 0 2 2 0
Totals ............3210 11 27 11 1
AB R H 0 A El
Mann, 2 ........... 4 0 0 4 2 0
Schimpf, s ......... 2 0 1 0 1 01
Koons, m .......... 2 0 1 1 0 0
Irwin, if .......... 4 0 1 1 0 0
Wallace, lb ....... 4 0 0 11 0 1
Dolan, c ........... 4 0 0 4 2 0
Moore, m, s ........ 2 0 1 1 0 1
Iurdock, r, p ...... 3 0 0 0 1 0
Kane, 3 ............ 3 0 1 2 2 1
(Continued on page 4)

Wednesday's Game
Ferguson walloped the Quakers
again yesterday by a 4 to 2 count, and
deserved a shutout, errors handing the
visitors their two runs in the first
As on Tuesday, Sisler was the
bright star, earning all four runs the
Varsity made. Twice he hit in Mc-
Queen, and scored the other pair of
counters himself. He hit three times
out of four trips, and stole five bases.
Three times he pilfered second, and
snagged third and home once each,
making Dolan look foolish.
Mann walked in lie first, and ad-
vanced on Schimpf's hit. Both men
scored on three wild heaves by Stew-
art and Benton.
Michigan also started in the first.'
McQueen singled and stole, and scored
on Sisler's hit. In the fourth, Sisler
hit, stole second and third, and scored
on Stewart's single. In the fifth Mc-
Queen got on, and scored on Sisler's
hit. Sisler stole second, advanced to
third on an out, and stole home clean-
. In the fifth, with one out, Penn fill-
ed the sacks on Ferguson. Mann hit,
Schimpf walked, and Irwin was hit.
On Matchett's - unaer Stewart threw
out Mann late, and Ferguson
fanne' out, with the
-een, 2 . . .... . . 3
.,abadie, r ..........4 0 0 1
Sisler, if ............4 2 3 0 0 0
Benton, c ..........4 0 0 11 2 1
Stewart, lb ........4 0 2 9 2 3
Waltz, 3.............4 0 1 2 0 1
Shivel;s ...........4 0 0 2 3 0
Ferguson,.p ........4 0 0 0 2 0
TOTALS ..... ...37 4 9*26 11 5
*Irwin cut in first for interference
with catcher.
Mann, 2 ............4 1 1 1 2 0
Schimpf, s .........2 1 1 1 5 2
Irwin, If ...........3 0 0 0 0 0
Matchett, r .........3 0 1 1 0 0
Koons,im ............4 0 0 3 0 0
R. H. Wallace, lb ...2 0 0 11 0 0
Dolan, c ............4 0 0 6 2 0
Kane, 3 ............4 0 0 1 1 0
H. K. Wallace, p ....2 0 0 0 2 1
Murdock, p .........1 0 1 0 0 0
*Anklebracer ......1 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS ........30 2 4 24 12 3
*Batted for H. K, Wallace in sev-
Innings ........1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9-R
Michigan ......1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 *- 4
Pennsylvania .. 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-2
Stolen bases-Sisler 5, McQueen 2,
Benton, Brandel, R.H. Wallace; struck
(Continued on page 4)

"It gives me pleasure to accept the
privilege offered me by The Wolverine
to join with all the university staff
in welcoming most cordially all the
former students who favor us by visit-
ing us on the festal days of this week."
Largest Number Ever Here for Class
Reunions on Hand
This Week
Over 1,500 enthusiastic old grads
were registered at Alumni Memorial
hall by last night, and a registration
totaling 1,600 or 1,700 is expected to-
day. This is the largest number ever
on hand for the class reunions.
The class of 1913 enjoys the dis-
tinction of having the largest number
of returning alumni, their total being
over 75. Their striped "convict" blaz-
ers, and the band and brass cannon of
the class of 1900, typify the ardent
spirit displayed by Michigan's patri-
otic alumni.
Owing to the large number of class-
es holding reunions this year it was
impossible to use any one building ex-
clusively. Classes in the professional
departments have headquarters in
their own buildings and many other
-s have rooms in Memorial and

Favored by typical June weather,
thousands of old graduates, proud par-
ents and admiring friends have gather-
ed in Ann Arbor this week, to cele-
brate the seventy-first annual com-
mencement exercises of the Univer-
sity of Michigan.
Since Sunday morning, visitors have
been pouring into the city, and today
witnesses the culmination of one of
the most impressive festive weeks in
the history of the university.
With the sounding of the bugle at
the close of this morning's exercises,
the most successful week of an auspic-
ious college year will officially end.
First on the list of the exercises in-
cident to the festivities and ceremon-
ies of the week, was the Baccalaureate
address delivered in Hill auditorium
Sunday evening by President Harry B.
Hutchins. The auditorium was filled.
On the stage were seated the faculties
of the various colleges and depart-
ments, who had on this occasion initi-
ated a new tradition, that of attending
the Baccalaureate en masse, attired in
their gowns. Following the organ pre-
lude by Earle Moore, of the school of
music, and a vocal number by the
chorus, Dr. M. L. D'Ooge offered pray-
er. Then came the Baccalaureate ad-
dress by President Hutchins, followed
by a few remarks by President-Emer-
itus James B. Angell. After begging
the graduates not to regard their di-
ploma as a document severing their
relations with the university, Dr.
Angell said in part: "You are to grad-
uate into the real university, rather
than from it. The university consists
of the regents, the faculties and the
thousands of graduates who have by
honest toil won its degrees. By your
graduation you become members of
this great scholastic brotherhood."
President Hutchins' address was de-
livered in a masterly and sympathetic
style. In it he gave the outgoing grad-
uates a philosophy gauged to fit the
present national crisis. "There is a
quality necessary to success, and that
is the ability wisely to assume, and
easily and effectively to carry, respon-
sibility," said he. The president urged
'non the class an unselfish service to
and implored the members
ndently and to cultivate
'n constructively
self, were the vari,
The graduates of the law scho
sembled at 2:00 o'clock Monday, and
in the presence of friends and well-
wishers gave the following program:
Opening address, C. W. Burton, class
president; music, S. S. Dickinson; ora-
tion, C. W. Ferguson; address by Hon.
Rousseau A. Burch, '5L, of Kansas
Supreme Court.
At 10:00 o'clock Tuesday morning
the graduating members of the liter-
ary college gathered under the elms
near Tappan hall. President Harry
A. Gault delivered the opening ad-
dress of the exerises. The attention
of the listeners was held all through
the program, which consisted of the
class history by Margret Foote; prop-,
hecy, Marion McPherson; class poem,
by Irving Bender, and an oration by
Samuel Witting.
At the same time were held the ex-

ercises of the College of Engineering.
The following graduates participated
in the program: Oliver W. Hall, presi-
dent of the class, Carl Johnson, Her-
bert L. Bocktaler and G. R. McCabe.
Both engineer and literary graduates
left as a memorial a loan fund of ap-
proximately $500 for each class.
In place of the customary exercises,
the graduates of the homeopathic, den-
tal and medical colleges gave recep-
tions and held clinics for friends and
returning alumni.
Probably the prettiest and most im
pressive event of the week was the
senior promenade which took place at
7:45 o'clock on Tuesday evening
Promptly with the stroke of the li-
brary clock, the Varsity band began
playing the Victors, and then the sen-
iors marched from their various build-
ings and promenaded underneath th
Japanese lanterns and between the
files of alumni. After a short program
by the band, seniors, alumni and
friends gathered in Hill auditorium,
where the Michigan Union had ar
ranged a program, featured by "mov-
ies" depicting student life in Ann Ar-
Senate Reception
The last of the ceremonies prefatory
to commencement was the Senate re-
ception held in Alumni Memorial Hall
last night. Throughout the evening,
hundreds of guests passed through the
building and visited the vari
schools and colleges that wer
sented by their respective f
who had assembled in the dil
rooms of the hall.
The final moments in the univer
life of the classes of 1915, and the c
minating event of Michigan's seventy
first commencement will be the com-
mencement exercises, which begin with
the bugle call on the campus at 8:15
o'clock this morning.
After the bugle call, the time-hos-
ored ceremony of hoisting the flag will
occur. At 8:30 o'clock the graduating
classes will form at their respective
buildings. At the same hour the alum-
ni will form at Alumni Memorial Hall
and the regents, the university Sen-
ate, those to receive honorary degrees
and the invited guests will assemble
in University Ual. The etire pro-
cession will start for the uitrium
at 9:04 o'clock.
r.nenemTetnt exer'i '--s prop-
at 10:00 o'clot , 'eoe.will
-"ng program: mu-
chins and ti
sic, a od benedictin,
benedie ion the au'iiente nd
and : te bugles will blow .uial
that aill sever the stadent .,.-tion
of the graduates with the cv'rsity
A totatof,007tstudn's ei ve
degrees this morning. Thi ' ,er of
graduates from the vari' .- hools
and colleges are as follow liege
of Le ,r r Sciene a/ Arts,
396; ie- e of Engin e I I Ar-
chiteetu'e, 194; Meliena i i , 41;
Law Stotl, 89; College of ta macy,
25; H omeopathir Medical ' 16 ;
College ot Dental Surgery Urad-
uate School, 98 In additi,. these
are 68 who finished their ra n the
university between January a May.


"pons and dinners
"coups of the

'92M, '90, 'o,
cition to the "M" c
ory council, were enterta.
Union. Yesterday the class reu-
held around the clubhouse tables were
those of '90M, '99, '00, and '02.
William W. Hannan, president of
the graduating class of 1880, tendered
a dinner to members of this class and
their wives at the Michigan Union at
12:30 o'clock Tuesday. The dinner
held at Barbour Gymnasium yesterday
at 12:00 o'clock for all returning
alumni was largely attended and very
successful in the accomplishment of
its purpose of bringing together and
re-acquainting the old grads.
About 70 couples gathered in Bar-
hour gymnasium Monday night in at-
tendance at the annual Senior Recep-
tion. Dancing lasted from 9:00 until
3:00 o'clock, the music being furnish-
ed by Fisher's twelve-piece orchestra.
The decorations in Maize and Blue
were elaborate. Streamers, palms,
and potted plants lent beauty and dis-
tinction to the occasion.

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