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C AN DAILY
Official newspaper at the University of
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Clarence T. Fishleigh......Business Manager
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Harold A. Fitzgerald--------Sports Editor
Harold C. L. Jackson......Telegraph Editor
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Golda Ginsburg.............Women's Editor
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1916.
Night Editor-H. C. Garrison
Varsity basketball at Michigan is the
question of the day. Petitions favor-
ing the proposition will be circulated
by the student council today, and will
be presented at the meeting of the
board in control of athletics tomor-
Opinions favoring and condemning
the adoption of basketball as a Varsity
sport have been printed in The Daily
since the opening of the question one
Arguments opposing the proposition
may be summed up under two heads:
First, that basketball will detract from
the/other Varsity sports. Second, that
a satisfactory schedule for a Varsity
basketball team could not be arranged.
Michigan ought to have a Varsity
basketball team. We have come to
this conclusion after weighing the ar-
guments pro and con. If the incep-
tion of the court game as a major
sport will tend to weaken the other
departments, we do not favor it. But
will basketball be a detriment to foot-
ball, track, and baseball? We believe
that it will supplement them, and that
it will act as a constructive, not a de-
structive, agent in Michigan athletics.
There are three angles, chiefly, from
which to consider the question. First,
from the standpoint of the athletes
themselves. Second, from the mone-
tary return which the sport will bring.
Third, from the standpoint of student
interest which the sport will arouse.
Taking up the first point, basket-
ball will prove beneficial to the foot-
ball and baseball men in keeping them
in condition through the winter
months. It will attract athletes to
Michigan who prefer basketball, but
who also engage in some other form
of athletics asfootball, track, or base-
Secondly, we will consider basket-
ball from the financial standpoint.
Probably Varsity basketball will not
be a money-maker any more than
track or baseball. Football is the one
sport which can be counted on to keep
filled the treasury of the athletic as-
sociation. On the other hand, when
we consider the value of basketball as
a major sport, it doesn't appear as
though it will be a drag upon the
athletic association funds. The fact
that the football season just closed
was unusually prosperous financially
makes this a good time to inaugurate
another Varsity sport. From the
standpoint of finances it has often been
argued that basketball would be un-
profitable because the gym was too
small to accommodate a crowd large
enough to offer an appreciable mone-
tary return. The gymnasium floor has
been enlarged and is now practically
twice its former size. The capacity
of the gym with the present number
of exits is 1,500, according to the su-
perintendent of buildings and grou.nds,
But an athletic official has stated that
with the proper number of exits the
building could safely accommodate be-
tween 2,500 and 3,000 persons, A
crowd of spectators of this size would
Thirdly, we will consider basket-
ball from the standpoint of student in-
terest. An athletic official has stated
that among the interclass sports
basketball is the most popular. That
there is a general interest in basket-
ball is shown by the fact that today
councilmen are circulating petitions
among the' students to ask the board
in control to establish the game as a
Varsity sport. During the past week
The Daily has attempted to get stu-
dent opinion on the proposition, and
so far we have encountered only one
who has opposed it.
Tomorrow afternoon Michigan stu-
dents will ask the board in control of
athletics to add basketball to the list
of Varsity sports. We hope the board
will see fit to establish the game at
ENGINEER DISPLEASED WITH
IIANDLING OF CLASS BASKET-
Editor, The Michigan Daily:
Having read Mr. Rosenthal's com-
munication of Tuesday morning, re-
garding the bad condition of intramur-
al athletics, I wish to say that I agree
with him and I think that his criticism
is just. Moreover, I think that most of
the students who have been connected
with interclass athletics will say the
Interclass athletics are supposed to
be a means whereby students may get
physical exercise and development and
yet the intramural department tries
to rush through the schedules in the
various sports and determine campus
championships instead of fulfilling the
object for which interclass athletics
MICHIGAN ENSIA N
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are not as high as the papers
have made out.
See our supply
Mr. Rosenthal spoke particularly of
football and baseball. I wish to add
a few things in regard to the basket-
ball situation. The report of the in-
tramural department shows that 450
men took part in class basketball last Prescription Store
year. Out of this number, 350 men are Coe. State & N. University
eliminated during the first two -weeks
of the tournament and less than 100
men who remain are given the advant-
age of any appreciable amount of
physical exercise, which all of the 450 sires. Wouldn't it be better to run
men desire. such a tournament to suit the stu-
Many examples of the "get it over dents' needs?
with" method of the intramural de- I hope that these remarks will help
partment have occurred in the last to improve the condition of inter-
two years in class basketball. Teams class games.
have been forced, against the wishes A JUNIOR ENGINEER.
of the players and managers, to play
three games in a single week. No man Daily Staff Will Eat at Last
in the University can afford to spend The Daily will entertain its work-
three evenings in a single week for r.tngtaadiertthUin
ers .tonight at a dinner at the Union
athletic games. After games a ma-n is
tired and in no condition to study and at 6 o'clock. The combined business
thus gets down in his studies as well and editorial staffs will be present, as
as getting more exercise than he de- well as reporters and tryouts.
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Out the 13th
The board of representatives of the
Women's league will meet at 9 o'clock
Saturday morning, in the parlors of
Absences from regular gymnasium
work which are not excused within
two weeks will be marked unexcused.
Absences cannot be made up un-
less arraigements have been made be-
fore tie absence.
Juniors are requested not to send
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DISCONTINUED CALKINS WORl
R. D. Mae Nitt has discontinued do-
ing Calkins Drug Co.'s kodak finish-
ing. A new store will be opened by
him in the Nickels Arcade the 18th of
December, which will have a complete
line of Eastman kodaks and supplies.
Amateur finishing will be his special-
ty. Temporary quarters for receiving
films that were formerly left at Calk-
ins will be at 232 Nickels Arcade.-
fowers to their freshmen for the
JOHNS IGISCHOOL MEN 'There will be no Women's league
ON RE~hItH SIZ L UENIONparty this week, owing to the decora-
ting for the freshman spread.
. . . For the homebody
. . . Ware of the chills
.. ..To the point
.. "Nights of gladness"
. . . Faithful supports
Link friend to friend
- . With "timely" clocks
oat . . A bit of sauce
elt . . All-round comfort
. . A protective policy
. . . Where taste shows
Men students formerly in attend-
ance at the St. Johns high school willj
told their first meeting of the year,
t 3 o'clock. Sunday afternoon, at the
Viich4gan Union, in order to reorgan-
ze and define plans for the year's
vork. Among the questions which
vill be brought up are these: Will
['he Daily be sent to the home high
,chool for the remainder of the year?
Vill the Michiganensian or any other
>ublication be sent? What will be
lone toward getting likely athletes
nd scholars from the central Michi-
an town to attend the University?
Magazine subscriptions-Best club
fers at Wahr's Book Stores.
The finest Floral Shop in the city
rill open soon in the Nickels Arcade,
tate Street. 3-ti
Miss Marian Gerlach, secretary to
the dean of women, has office hours
from 8 to 12 o'clock in the mornings,
and from 2 to 4 o'clock in the after-
noons, in Barbour gymnasium.
Freshmen who have not heard from
their escorts for the freshman spread
by noon call Emily Powell, '19, at
PRESIDENT MAY SPEAK BEFORE
MISSOURI JOURNALISM SCHOOL
Washington, Dec. 7.-For a feature
of a trip he hopes to take into the west
next spring, President Wilson may
speak to the school of journalism at
the University of Missouri on May 4.
Dr. Walter Williams, dean of th.e
school of journalism, and Speaker
Champ Clark today extended the in-
vitation. The first week in May is
"Journalism Week" there.
"We Clothe Young Men Complete"
A copy of fur Corret Dress
Chart for the asking.
Dancing classes and private lei
at the Packard Academy.
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