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BIG FULLBACK IS CHOSEN BY
FELLOW 1916 "M"
PLAYED ON 1914 AlL-FRESH
Dependable Ground Gainer and De-
fense Man Has Won Two
Cedric C. Smith, better known as
Pat Smith, was elected to the 1917
Varsity football captaincy yesterday.
The election was held when the mem-
bers of the 1916 team gathered to have
their picture taken, so that the camera
caught ex-Captain Maulbetsch and
Captain-elect Smith together.
This is the third year that the new
Varsity leader has been prominent in
Michigan football. During his first
year he proved to be one of Douglass
chief ground gainers, when the Varsity
backfield coach was mentor of the
yearling squad. The next year Pat
played regular fullback for the 1915
Varsity,'winning his "M." He re-
peated the performance again this
The election of Pat to take place as
Maulie's successor is the logical out-
come of his work. Not only has the
new captain been a potent factor in
increasing Michigan's yardage total,
but his work on defense has stopped
many a strong rush by opposing teams.
He has been a bard worker and has
the advantage of two years under Yost
as a foundation, as well as two sea-
sons under Douglass.
Besides the 1917 leader, only Ray-
mond and Boyd are left from the 1914
All-Fresh team. He will have a strong
band of veterans with which to form
the nucleus of next year's team. We-
mann, Peach, Weske, Sparks, Ray-
mond, Boyd, and numerous others plus
Captain Smith are a promising start
toward a new team. With these men
and others back of him, Captain Pat
should head a winning combination
when the first whistle sounds next fall.
YPSI GAMES REVIVE SOCCER
Schedule Is Reopened to Provide Two
Can you beat it? After the author-
ties poficially announce the close of a
no-game soccer season and after all
post-mortems, word is received from
Ypsilanti that they are open for two
games with the Wolverine aggrega-
Previous attempts to obtgin clashes
with the Normalites were unsuccess-
ful, due to the smallpox scare which
has been maneuvering in the vicinity
of Ypsilanti. Games have been sched-
uled for Saturday morning at 10
o'clock on Ferry field and at the home
of the teachers next Wednesday aft-
ernoon. Last year the Michigan soc-
cerites took both games from the Nor-
malites and this year will meet a
stronger team. Ypsi is out for re-
Practice will be resumed today at 3
o'clock when Coach Peirsol will put
his men through some hard tactics to
fit them for the tussle Saturday morn-
ing. Suits will be given to the men
and a captain elected from among
WIL UN UHRtL UNbMtJ
President Renews Approval of High
Freight Rates; Points Out
Washington, Dec. 6.-President Wil-
son sent his annual message to con-
gress yesterday, sections of which fol-
"Gentlemen of the Congress: I real-
ize the limitations of'time under which
you will necessarily act at this ses-
sion and shall make my suggestions
as few as possible; but there were
some things left undone at the last
session which there will now be time
to complete and which it seems neces-
sary to do at once.
Urges Congress Act Quickly.
"In the first place, it seems to me
imperatively necessary that considera-
tion should be accorded the remaining
measure of the program of settlement
which I recommended at the close of
your last session in view of the pub-
lic dangers disclosed by the difficul-
ties which exist between the railroads
of the country and their locomotive
engineers, conductors and trainmen.
"I then recommend:
High Freight Rate Approved.
"Explicit approval by the congress
of the consideration by !te interstate
commerce commission of an increase
of freight rates to meet additional ex-
penditures by the railroads, as may
have been rendered necessary by the
adoption of the eight-hour day, and
which have not been offset by admin-
istrative readjustments and economies.
should the facts disclosed justify the
"The other suggestions-the in-
crease in the interstate commerce com-
mission's membership and facilities,
the provision for public investigation
and assessment of industrial disputes.
and the grant to the executive of
power to control and operate the rail-
ways when necessary in time of war
or other public necessity-I now earn-
Three Bills Before Senate.
"Three matters of capital importance
await the action of the senate which
have already been acted upon by the
house of representatives: The bill to
extend greater freedom, of combina-
tion to those engaged in promoting the
foreign commerce of the country, the
bill amending the present organic law
of Porto Rico, and the bill proposing
a more thorough and systematic regu-,
lation of the corrupt practices act."
DEAN H. N. BATES TO SPEAK TO
UNIV. CLUB OF BATTLE CREEK
Henry M. Bates, dean of the Law
School, will speak at an informal din-
ner of the University club of Battle
Creek this evening at the Post Tavern
on the subject "Is the Adamson Law
Dan Reed, Cornell football coach
and All-American guard, will also be
a guest of the club and will speak on
"The Man on the Gridiron." Immedi-
ately after the dinner a group picture
of the club will be taken for the Michi-
Medical Students Hold Smoker
Students of the medical college gave
a smoker last night at the Union. Many
novel features were introduced, among
which were skits, a 12-piece orchestra.
and a string quartet.
'nt Basketball Schedule
Could be Arranged by Michigan
So far in the discussion of Var-
sity basketball Pirought forward in
The Daily, tht only objection to the
esablishment of the sport has Pen
the fear that the schedule could not
be satisfactory. It is admitted by
most of the supporters of the move-
ment that the schedule for the first
.ear or two would have to consist
largely of games with minor colleges
teams but it is their contention that
a good schedule could be worked into
as soon as the sport was placed
firmly on its feet.
These men contend that if Mich-
igan can get gamestwith strong tast-
ern teams in football and baseball,
she could-get them in basketball. The
eastern teams fill their stands when
to play basketball? Their trip need
not necessarily be a losing venture.
Michigan plays them in fooball. Why
shouldn' they be willing to sacrifice a
little, to send a team to Ann Arbor
It is possible for a basketball team to
play a game every night for a wetk.
In this way several games could be
played during the trip to Ann Arbor
and these would help to cut down the
expenses of the invasion. The same
thing goes for a Michigan team mak-
ing a trip through the east, west, or
Even the first year's schedule need
not be entirely uninteresting. For
exampie, games this year could prob-
ably be booked with M. A. C., Notre
Dame, Kalamazoo Normal, and Hope,
all strong aggregations. These teams
alone would mean eight games if a
home-and-home plan were adopted.
There are four ttams with good repu-
tations in the court game that are go-
ing to play the Aggies at East Lans-
ing this winter and they could prob-
ably be induced tp come to Ann Arbor
for a game during their trip. These
teams are West Virginia Wesleyan,
Wabash, University of Buffalo, and
Northwestern college. It should not
be difficult to fill out the rest of a
schedule displaying these games.
The following are opinions on the
Varsity basketball question txpressed
by prominent students.
C. C. Smith, '18, captain of the 1917
Varsity football team:
We ought to have Varsity basket-
all. Of course we would be forced to
accept a rather poor schedule at first
but we should be able to build it up
in time. The only question is whether
we would not be too for in the dole
financially by the time we worked up
some good competition.
It. W. Harbert, '17, business manager
of TIhe Michiganensian:
I am in fai or of the proposition. The
sport is a .ney-maker in most
chools. I do not see why we could
not get plenty of competition. There
are several Ohio colleges who would
give Michigan a good battle. .
it. (. Muzzy, '17, president of the sen-
ior literary class:
I am in favor of the movement. The
only question is that of competition
and I think that it can be satisfactor-
Ii. F. Weske, '18E, Varsity tackle:
I am in favor of a Varsity basket-
ball team. It will provide an excellent
method of keeping the football men in
shape for the winter.
G, L. Cook, '17L, president of the Stu-
I am strong for it. There is a big
demand for the sport on the campus
and I think that the students should
have it. There is no doubt in my mind
but that we could build up a good
schedule in time.
It. K. White, '17, business manager of
Varsity basketball would be a fine
thing for Michigan. It is a big help
in keeping athletes in condition dur-
ing the winter. The schedule, I think,
will develop. We wouldn't want very
big games at first.
W. A. Niemaun, '17, Varsity center:
I am in favor of Varsity basketball.
I can't see why we can't step right
into fast competition. We certainly
save the material. I think the big.
gest thing involved in the question is
the fact that basketball will bring
imore athletes to the University.
if. 6V. Welch, '17, president of the Un-
iversity Y. M. C. A.:
I think a Varsity basketball team
would be a fine thing. We ought to
have it. We would have to start small
at first but after we had developed a
rood team, I can see no reason why
we should not he able to get the best
iompetition in the country. I think
that the addition of basketball as a
Varsity sport woul round out our
athletic relations and would raise the
etandard of the University athletically
in the west.
V. E. Burnett, '17, member of the Stu-
I am in favor of basketball as a
major sport. It would help keep unp
athletic interest in the winter.
P. E. Fols, '17, managing editor of
the Gargoyle-With our new gymnasi-
um ready for use, I think Varsity
basketball would undoubtedly be a
J. E. Chenot, '19L, intercollege
manager-I am very much in favor of
the proposition. The only possible
argument I can see against it is that
we would have to play inferior col-
leges at first, but I think that this
condition of affairs could be oercome
in time. In fact, I do not think that
it will be absolutely necessary to play
vary many small colleges even at first.
If we can get ompetitio in football,
baseball, and track from the east, we
ought to be able to get competition in
with his chilly blasts
and wear a
Dean Henry M. Bates of the Law
School spoke on the Adamson law be-
fore the Barristers at their first bi-
weekly luncheon at the Union yester-
day noon. About 20 of the members
were present. The next informal
luncheon will, according to present
plans, be held Dec. 19.
Camp Davis Deance Tomorrow Night
Life in the engineering camp will be
depicted at the fifth annual Camp
Davis dance, to be held at the Union
tomorrow evening. Flannels and
khaki will constitute the costumes of
Ann Arbor will have a munici
Christmas tree. A fir tree 50 feet hi
has been secured by Ray H. Bass
citv forester, who is in charge of
plan. A program for Christmas
is nor- being worked out and will
Olude special exercises by Sum
schools and churches. The Edis
company will be askcd to provide i
tinc illumination for the tree.
n s Speks on Adamnson Law
Alarm clocks, $1.00 up.
Jeweler, 113 South Main St.
Dancing classes and private lesso
at the Packard Acadeynv 1 R
222-228 Woodw'ard A be.
Detroit 's Smartest Shopp ing Place
Smart Accesmories. Toilet Arti
M arble Statuary, Pictures anc
Picture Framing. And Gifts
A rtis tic.
Beginning Saturday, December 9th, 1916, and
continuing indefinitely each Saturday will be
Suburban Day, and on that day we will pay your
fare to Detroit.
On. purchases of 5.o0 we will reftund i fare within a
radius of 30 miles.
On all purchases of $io.oo we will refund full fare within
a radius of 30 miles.
Simply show railway ticket and sales check
with your name and address at main cashier's
office, who will refund railroad fare.
Specials for Saturday
Pillows, ready-made and filled, roind or oblong, $4.00 values
Dresser Scarf and Pin Cushion ready for use. Made of fine
cretone; $1.50 valuesfor $1.00.
Towels stamped on fine quality buck, regular ,oc values,
Baby Pillow Cases, all hemstitched and stamped for French
embroidery, 75c values for 25c.
Pillow Cases, stamped on best cotton tubing, 89c values for
50c. Limited number to be sold.
Healys ?ain Floor
warm and com-
fortable, with a high
storm collar that
covers the ean whea
turned up. Good
weight, Lest quality
worsted, with a
pocket on each side.
A good looking' armen
and very "~rviceablo
Suburban Day Specials in
Mirror, Comb and Brush-
best French I vory. Good size
and style. $5.00 value for $3.00.
Ivory Perfume Bottles, 25c-
Ivory Powder 'Box and Hgir
Receiver, $1.00 per Set.
Guest Bags in all shades, soc.
Vivaudon Toilet Water, as-
sorted odors, prettily boxed, 5oc
Healeys Main Floor
Suburban Day Specials to
Ladies' pure linen hemstitched
hems, tape borders, dainty hand
embroidered patterns in white
and colored novelties and sheer
Shamrock Maderia scallops
with embroidered corners, espe-
cially priced at 25c each.
Healeys ?lain Floor
CLARION Z Y6 in. LEiNOX I'M in.
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The Most Complete Line In The City
Complete Gym Suit $2.00
You will notice the difference in these
Gym Suits. They are made up especi-
all for Michigan Students.
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