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FOOTBALL SEASON
NOT YET BOOKED......
NEW SYSTEM FOR DISTRIBUTION
OF TICKETS UP FOR
DISCUSSION
WILL ENLARGEFIElD GATES
To Give Gold Footballs to Captains,
Three "M" Holders, and Win-
ning Team Members
Nothing definite in regard to the
1917 Varsity football schedule was
decided at the meeting of the athletic
board yesterday afternoon. It was
stated that although not a single game
had been definitely arranged as yet,
Cornell would almost certainly be on
the chart, along with Pennsylvania.
Whether Syracuse is to be again a
factor in Michigan's football relations
is entirely problematic, the only cer-
tai point in that question being that
if the two universities clash at 'all,
the scene of the battle will be Ferry
field. As regards any other games or
substitutes for the Orange eleven in
case Syracuse is dropped, everything
is open to conjecture.
Other Football Mutters Discussed
Along with the gridiron schedule
other football matters were discussed.
Resolutions to work out a new system
of ticket distribution for big games,
the enlarging of gates at Ferry field
in order to better handle the crowds
attending contests, and the awarding
of gold footballs to members of win-
ning teams together' with all Varsity
captains and men who have won three
"M's," were adopted.
Due to the pressure for tickets en-
countered during the past season, the
athletic board considered it necessary
to adopt some means for accommodat-
ing the increasing number of specta-
tors at big games. The record-break-'
ing crowd attending the Pennsy gameE
is one instance of the pressure brought
to bear on the facilities of the athleticf
association in taking care of larget
numbers. The second matter of en-
larging gates is an outgrowth of the
same cause. The third point of award-
ing gold footballs to members of "win-
ning teams" means that the members
of teams winning the most important
games on the schedule will receivet
such insignia.s
Three Have Been Winning Teams
Since 1906 three teams have been1
classed as winning aggregations---the1
teams of 1909, 1910, and 1913. The
1909 team won from Minnesota and
Cornell and thus won the title ac-
corded in the above resolution. The
1910 aggregation tied one of its games,
that with Pennsy; but received the
large end of the score in a sufficient
number of other games to merit thet
classification as a winning team. The
further qualification of winning three
"M's" limits the number of gold foot-
balls sufficiently so that their value
will not deteriorate in the least. All1
captains are ex-officio entitled to one,
anyway
Interscholastic Tournament Approved.
The request of the intramural de-
partment to hold an interscholasticf
basketball tournament here was acted
uponand approved. The meet will in-
clude high school teams within the
state.
Action upon the request for permis-
sion for the rugby team composed of
South African students' of the Uni-

versity to go west to play the Lela.nd
Stanford University team during the
Christmas holidays was unfavorable,
and permission was denied. Prior to
the meeting of the athletic board, the
South African rugbyites had been
granted permission to play by the uni-
versity senate, although with the un-
derstanding that the team would not
officially represent this University. I
A big new stock of 1917 calanders
(for picture inserts) at 1915 prices.
Lyndon's. Sun-eod

Dennett Lands (ove fe ilace on
Annual lythical All-Yell Team
The following extract is from a story and at the same time the most aesthetic
by Robert C. Benchley, appearing in conductor of cheering in the country.
the New York Tribune of Dec. 3. Fast down the field and sure in his
"In picking an All-American team handling of grunts, Bennett at the
of cheer leaders for 1916, the expert saie time combined a certain finesse
is confronted with a wealth of ma- of gesture with a lightness of touch
terial. There are some 50 colleges and that rivaled even Nijinsky, the famous
Pittsburg University, all playing foot- Russian cheer leader. I have seen the
ball on a large scale, and each one Michigan leader, apparently boxed by
putting forward from one to four cheer substitutes on the sidelines, leap high
leaders to compete for the honor o, into the air and with a deft gesture of
being selected by this department. the index finger draw from his cheer-
"But as there are only four places jug section a perfect salvo, sometimes
on a team of this sort, a nice discrim- two salvi, of applause. I have seen
ination on the part of, the expert is him handle the Michigan 'locomotive,'
necessary to avoid doing an injustice a clumsy oratorio at best, with a deft-
to the big advertisers. In this selec- ness of forearm movement and an ut-
tion then, I will consider the various ter absence of physical effort which
points which go to make up a good transformed it into a veritable octavo
cheer leader, and under these sub- volume of sound with deckled edges.
heads consider the candidates in or- "In choosing Bennett, I have not
der of their weight. overlooked Abbott of Harvard, whose
"The following attributes must be work in an ordfnary year would entitle
considered: Agility, grace of move- him to a place on the first team, but
ment, reach, proficiency in tossing the whose baseball training proved a
megaphone to one side at the begin- I handicap when compared to Bennett,
ning of a cheer, and vocal timbre. as it made him prone to a certain
"With these in mind, in addition to awkward and upward stretch of the
other qualities that I"shall mention, I right arm, doubtless the result of
have made the following selections for reaching up after high drives during
my first All-American team: the baseball season, and In view of
"For left end, I have chosen Robert this slight technicality, I have felt that
(Bob) Bennett of Michigan. Here was Bennett, whose double arm reach and
a leader whose work throughout the sternum stretch is without flaw in its
season marked him as the most agile symmetry, deserves the precedence."
BRIOGEBUILOERS AGAIN IWEATHER BRINGS OUT.
ANNEX SCORELESS GAME~ INTEREST IN HOCKEY

MICHIGA9N SOCCERI
TEAM BEATS YPSI1

Substitutions: Yps"lanti-Tedran for Anent Pat and
Hoagland.E .aH
Referee-Cappy, England. Time f Phl * : .
halves-25 minutes. , L'

Varsity Takes Early Lead, Is
and WIins in Last Few
Minutes

Tied,

NUMBER OF TIES
Medics, J-Lits, Senior, and Second
Year Engineers Get Four
Numeral Sets

SOGGY FIELD BARS FAST GAME
Michigan, 2; Ypsilanti Normal, 1.
Something did happen before 10

o'clock yesterday, and in defiance to I NO LARGE SCORES ARE MADEI

all weather conditions both teams
marched out on the field to do battle,
while a small crowd watched from the
side lines. The score in no way shows
the decisiveness with which the Wol-
verines won. Playing was marred by
the fact that the ground was soggy
and the ball wet.
The Michigan soccerites took the
lead early In the game when Plummer
received a center kick, carried it part
way down the field, and kicked a
pretty goal. The school teachers did
not overcome this lead and the score
at the end of the first half stood,
Michigan, 1; Ypsilanti, 0.
The Normalites came back strong
in the second half and after a few min-
utes of play made a goal from corner
with one of the prettiest kicks seen on
Ferry field in years. For the rest of
the game the Michigan soccerites had
things their own way and threatened
the Normalites' goal many times be-
fore the winning tally was scored.
Cohen, who had threatened goal more
than once before, received a kick, cen-
tered it, and kicked between th6 posts.
Neither team scored again and the
final whistle blew a few minutes later.
Coach Peirsol expressed himself as
,being pleased with the result. Practice
will be resumed next week in prepara-
tion for the return match at Ypsilanti
on Wednesday afternoon. If the team
plays like it did today and has the
advantage of a better field, the score
should be much higher.
The lineup and summary:
Michigan (2) ,Ypsilanti (1)
Plummer ........O.L.......Frandy
Kaufman ......... ..L............ Lett
Kiefer........... C.F............ Lee
Domboora jian .... I.R ...... McMurray
Snyder ...........O.R ........ Holmes,
Panayotides ......R.H .......... Gross
Fleischer.......C.H...... Armstrong
Brush ........... L.H ............ Day
Tripolitis ........ R.F........Hoagland
Cohen............L.F..... Hutchinson
O'Brien......... Goal .......... Miller
Goals kicked: Michigan-Plummer,
Cohen; Ypsilanti Normal-Gross.

With perhaps the greatest number
of deadlocks of any previous season,
interclass football closed yesterday
when the soph engineers won the
fourth set of numerals by defeating
the fresh laws. Due to the large num-
ber of tie games, the season was fin-
ished two weeks after schedule time,
the fight for the last sets of numerals
lasting this long after the champion-
ship game which placed the medics at
the head of the campus.
All of the games were hard fought
and the numerals were well earned,
as the result of the strict enforcement
of the "no forfeit" rule.
After the medics, who won the
championship, come the junior lits,
who were defeated by the medics only
and who take the second set of nu-
merals. The third set goes to the
senior engineers, who defeated the
fresh laws, and the fourth set is won
by the soph engineer team, who led
the second division and also defeated
the laws.
Fifteen teams were entered, and
eight of them lasted to the semifinals.
These were the medics, junior lits,
senior engineers, soph engineers, fresh
laws, fresh lits, junior laws, and dents.
Nearly 20 tie games hung up the sched-
ule, more than half of them being
scoreless.
No team was so far outclassed by
its opponents that the game was not
interesting. A score of 26 registered'
by the champion medics against the
junior lits was nearly the largest
score made during the season. Other
large scores were registered on crip-
pled teams, who had only nine or ten
men on the field.
Four regular games and three more!
extra periods of play were necessary,
to decide the superiority of the soph
engineers over the fresh lits. Even
then the game finally was settled by
the number of yards gained, and the!
tie score never was broken. The total
score in all of these periods of play
was ten points for each team.

It is one of Michigan's traditions
that upon entering the University all
high school emblems, ideas, and riv-
alries be respectfully put aside in
order to immediately enter into the
spirit and enthusiasm for something
bigger and better. Along this line
nearly everyone has read thrilling and
dramatic fiction picturing the prep
school careers of two rivals who later,
casting aside all former feeling, enter
hand in hand upon the field of honor
at some higher institution of learn-
ing.
Adding local color to the subject we
have as our illustration at Michigan
two men concerning whom just such
a novel might be written. Ii our case,
however, there are three exceptions to
the general convention which seems
unseparable from such fiction. In the
first place our heros are called neither
Stanley nor Dick, but are commonly
known as Pat and Phil. Exception
number two rests in the fact that the
men did not aspire at the same .prep
school but were the pride of two dif-
ferent high school aggregations. This
is not such a grave exception, how-
ever. The third point of difference ex-
plains itself in the fact that neither of
the men was a villian.
Although it seems impossible to
write a novel after the established
form, it is interesting to note and com-
pare the careers of Pat Smith and
Phil Raymond of football fame. This
pair assumed the leading role in a
high school rivalry which expressed
itself in track and basketball as well
as upon the gridiron where it was
most clearly defined. During the two
years preceding the date when both
entered Michigan, Pat played as full-
back for Bay City, while Phil Ray-
mond was at the same time filling the
same position on the Saginaw eleven.
The climax came when the teams met
during the last year. The game was
intensely exciting, as may be ex-
pected, and was featured in part by
moonlight. The contest resulted in a
tie and the high school football of the
couple was over.
The next fall both men entered the
University and received numerals on
the All-Fresh squad. In the season
of 1915 the men are found on the Var-
sity squad. This is modern history
and needs no more elaboration. The
same may be said for the season of
(Continued on Page Eight
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Sophs Cop Fourth Set of Numerals by
Gaining 80 Yards to Fresh
Laws' 46
By defeating the strong fresh law
team on yardage in a scoreless tie
game yesterday afternoon, the sophl
engineers won the fourth and last set
of numerals in ithe campus champion-
ship series. So j many deadlocked
games had been played in the inter-
class contests that the agreement was
entered into before the game that in'
case of a tie the team having gained
the most yards would be called the'
winner. It was the fortune of the en-
gineers to be this team, having pushed
and wrestled the ball 80 yards to their1
opponents' 46.
This is the seventh straight tie game]
that the boilermakers have played, five]
of them being scoreless. One other]
game was won by the anvil-pounders 1
when a scoreless tie against the fresh
lits was given to the engineers, who
carried the ball the longest distance I
after an agreement had been made to
decide the contest that way.j
The going yesterday was played on
the cold, snowy field, and was a tooth-
and-nail process, neither side being
able to make long gains. As it was'
the final clash for the last set of nu-'
mei'als, both teams were determined to
win, but no scores were forthcoming.
The winning team lined up as fol-
lows: Mooney, I.e.; Lewis, l.t.; Ny-
mary l.g.; Martins, c.; Pettyjohn, r.g.;
Paden, r.t.; Parr, r.e.; Storrer, q.;
Zipp, l.h.; Middleditch, r.h.; Garrett,
f.b.
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Many Canadian Stars Now in School
Form Material for Possible
Major Sport
With the advent of the cold weather
season, interest in the winter sports
is being mani'fested, especially in re-
gard to hockey. On account of the
comparative success in arousing stu-
dent interest in other sports, notice-
ably basketball, plans are being made
by devotees of the ice sport to consider
ice hockey for a Michigan major sport.
This is due to the fact that there
are many exceptional players now at-
tending the University. There 'has
been a feeling for some time that
Michigan should engage in the rink
game on account of the small ex-
pense in maintaining such a team, and
the good chance of securing games
with some of the big colleges of the
east, which consider hockey as their
leading winter pastime. It is fairly
certain that games could be scheduled
with some of the recognized leaders in
the collegiate world of sport, such ag
Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Dartmouth,
and Pennsylvania, which might also
lead to friendly relations in football
and baseball.
The interclass games as now held
under the supervision of the depart-
ment of intramural athletics have
brought to the attention of the officials
phenomenal hockey players, who be-
fore coming to Michigan played on
the big Canadian teams of Montreal,
Toronto, McGill, and Quebec. Michi-
gan, being a northern college, prob-
ably draws more men from these
(Continued on Page Eight

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