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e College, Penn., Dec. 15.-Penn
will lose only four men from its
11 squad by graduation in the

IU hrlL I i Lu
SPECULATE UPON
MAZ.AND BLUE

spring. They are Captain Clark, Mor-
ris, Edgerton, and Oberlc. Of these
Captain Clark was the only regular,
Morris was substitute end, Edgerton
played in the backfield in six games,
and won the Lehigh match with his
drop-kick, and Joe Oberle was a sub-
stitute center.
Our alarm clocks are good clocks.
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MICHIGAN'S POSSIBLE RETURN TO
WESTERN CONFERENCE RE.
CEIVING ATTENTION
HUFF WANTS WOLVERINES BACK
Both Illinois and Wisconsin Student
Publications Seem to Desire
Michigan's Re-entrance
Considerable comment has been
seen recently concerning Michigan's
possible re-entrance to the Western
conference.
The Daily Illini, student publica-
tion at Champaign, has contributed
the following for the enlightenment of
their students as to the existing con-
ditions. The Daily Cardinal, the stu-~
dent publication at Wisconsin, edi -
torially favors Michigan's return. The
Daily Illini says:
"Do we want Michigan in the con-
ference?
"That question is being pondered in
the minds of hundreds of students and
alumni of nine big universities of the
middle 'west. The same question is
also being pondered by the students
and alumni of the University of Michi-
gan, because they are by no means
united on the subject. Someone, per-
haps the Michigan alumni in Chicago
headed by Roger Sherman, is agitat-
ing the return of the Wolverines into
the embrace of the Big Nine, but the
students at Ann Arbor are not sure
that they favor the suggestion.
Michigan "In" Eight Years.
"Michigan was a charter member of
,the original conference organized in
1895 by Chicago, Illinois, Northwest-
orn, Purdue, Wisconsin, Minnesota and
Michigan. The organization was
started by the presidents of the con-
stituent universites for the purpose of
regulating athletics. The organiza-
ion was perfected in the following
year by faculty representatives of the
=even schools.In 899 ;Indana and
tIowa were admitted and the personnel
remained the same until the with-
drawal of Michigan in 1903.
"President Angell of Michigan called
a special conference in 1903 for the
purpose of revising the rules of com-
petition and eligibility. At this meet-
ing the representatives voted to make
three radical changes in the rules gov-
erning intercollegiate athletics:. (1)
Freshmen were to be barred from in-
tercollegiate competition; (2) No per-
son was to compete in any branch of
intercollegiate sport for more than
three years; (3) Training tables were
to be abolished.
Michigan and Illinois Insurgents.
"Michigan and Illinois objected
strenuously to one feature of the new
rules especially, and that was the re-
tto-action of the three-yar eligibility
clause. Michigan hd several seniors
on her teams, an'd inasmuch as they
had competed as freshmen they would
be ineligible in their fourth year. Chi-
cago, Illinois and Michgn voted
against making this rule retro-active,
but the other universities voted in
favor of it and it became a rule. This
rule, more than anything else, caused
Michigan to leave the .conference,
"The Michigan representative voted
for the new rules, but the student
body rose up in arms. They didn't
want a three-year limit on their ath-
letes; they saw no' reason for barring
freshmen; they wanted their training
table continued.
Students Get Control.
"The faculty of Michigan sup'ported
the wishes of the conference, but the

board of regents over-ruled tne fac-
ulty and took from them the control
of athletics and placed it in the hands
of a board of control, composed of
alumni, students and faculty members.
The decision of this 'board is final,
except for the action of the regents.
"At that time the conference tight-
ened up on the strict observance of
scholarship rules and barred special
students from competition in intercol-
legiate athletics. Michigan students
and alumni differed with the faculty
and Michigan withdrew from the con-
erence.
Will Concede Wolverines Nothing.
"Since 1903 negotiations for the re-
urn of the Wolverines into the con-
erence have been started three or
our times, but Michigan has always
tinted at a compromise. It is doubt-
:ul if the present Big Nine would care
to make any concessions to have the
dvichigan teams in again, and before
-hey are admitted they will probably
:3ave to countenance the rules of the
Jig Nine.
'Michigan now has the three-year
rule and bars freshmen from competi-
ion. The retro-active feature of the
three-year rule has no force now, of
:ourse. The training table at Ann
Arbor seems to be a necessity, how-
ever, and that would have to be
4iven up.
"The chief difference between Michi-
gan and a Big Nine school is in the
nethod of athletic control. The con-
Lerence, as now operated, is funda-
mentally based on faculty control. Be-
,ore a conference resolution becomes
a conference law it must be approved
by the faculties.
"Michigan, on the contrary, took her
athletic affairs out of the hands of
the faculty and vested them in a group,
)f students, alumni and faculty. Con-
rersion to this feature of the Big Nine
.vould perhaps be more of a hardship
o Michigan than the abolition of the
able.
Huff Wants Michigan Back.
"'Personally, I should be weilling to
see Michigan return,' said Mr. Huff
yesterday. 'Our relations were al-
,ays friendly,.'
"iefore the Wolverines are again on
conference schedules they must make
appilcation to the conference board.
fhe board must initiate the legisla-
.ion, and if it passes a resolution to
e-admit Michigan the faculties of the
Big Ninie will decide the stands which
,ne several schools are to take on the
matter. The senate of the University
of Illinois will be'the all-powerful body
,n the question.
"Meanwhile the supporters of . the
Big Nine wll pursue a policy of watch-
al waiting."
.The Cardinals Comment.

MIake Plans to Have Sport Reorganiz.
ed; M atches to Follow Vacation
About 25 men answered the call sent
out by the Wrestling club yesterday,
and met in the Waterman gymnasium
at 4:45 o'clock. The meeting was in-
formal and the business consisted in
the discussions of plans for exhibition
matches to be held soon after the
Christmas vacation.
The mat art is now an unrecognized
sport at Michigan, and it is the wish
of the authorities to make it at least
a minor, if not a major sport. The
first exhibition match will be staged
about Jan. 15 and will be followed by
others at short -intervals.
The regular tournament for the
campus championships is to start
either the latter part of February or
the early part of March. There will be
four divisions as usual. These will con-
sist of a 135 pound class, a 145 pound
class, a 158 pound class, and a heavy-
weight class. The rules for his tour-

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FAREWELL DANCING PARTY
At Armory
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1916

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but from present indications they u
be the same as those which gover
last year's contest. A silver trol
and class numerals will be awarded
the winner in each contest.
For live, progressive, up-to-datei
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SATURDAY, DEC. 14, 1916
This Dance is Strictly for Students

nay Ithaca, N. Y., Dec. 15.-Frede
ned Shiverick of Chicago, star quart
phy of the fall's Cornell football
3 to was elected captain for 1917 at
nual banquet held at the Ze
lodge. Shiverick received nearl;
ad- animous vote of his team mates.
crick also is a quarter miler.

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Skating Season on Full Blast
There is no better exercise. We have a full line of Spauld-
ing Skates, both men's and women's, and all accessories. They
may be had at exceptional values.
$4.00 and $4.50 for Com-
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Boy's Sled Skates.......... .......... ...50c
Girl's Nickel-plated Skates................$1.25-$2.00
Hockey Sticks, Pucks, Skate-bags.

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The Wisconsin Cardinal comments
rapon recent rumors in the following
ashion:
"It is welcome news that University
:>f Michigan alumni are trying to get
chat university to apply for readmis-
sion to the western conference. It is
11 years since Michigan broke off her
velatlons with this organization. Dur-
ng this time her intercollegiate sched-
iles have been far from satisfactory.
She has not been able to play her
aatural rivals, and the only football
same over which she has been able
to stir up any enthusiasm has been
that with Pennylvania. Although it
would mean breaking off relations with
he Penn team we feel that Michigan
in taking this step would have much
more to gain than to lose.
"For the conference, the return of
Michigan would mean a renewed in-
serest in the schedules. It would
mean a renewal of the old Yost-Stagg
and Yost-Williams struggles which
gave gone down in the annals of his-
tory.
"Geographically, Michigan belongs
with the west. We have no doubt it
is coming more and more to realize;
this. As a Detroit paper .recently re-
marked; the chief obstacle now in the
way of Michigan's re-entering the con-
erence is the blow which her pride
might have to suffer as a result."

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The Createst Assortment of Toys
in the City

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You ought to see the good times
boys have with Erector, building
bridges, towers, aeroplanes, battle-
ships, machine shops, saw mills
and hundreds of other big, steel
models-many of them run by the
Erector motor (free with most
sets)- Get .
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"The Toy Lie Strchrdl Steel"
for Christmas, and you'll have
loads of fun every day in the year.
See Erector today and get leaflet
telling all about the
Fun, Fame and Valuable Prizes
GILBERT INSTITUTE OF
ERECTOR ENGINEERING
Fun, Fame and Valuable Prizes
for live wire boys I

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Tricycles
Skate-mobiles
Wheelbarrows
Flexible Fliers
Rocking Horses
Dogs
Elephants
Engines

Velocipedes
Skudder Cars
Hop-O-Biles
Sleds
Doll Buggies
Wheeled Horses
Cats
Donkies
Mechanical Toys

Busy Bee

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Our Representative will be at the
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Monday and Tuesday
December i8th and 19th

Our Complete Line of CARVING SETS Will Be Sold at a1O
Per Cent REDUCTION It's a Cood Buy.

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SALE

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A Saving of from 55c to $1.05 per pair for you if you buy NOW.

with Samples of Ready-made Clothing
Furnishings, lats and Shoes
for Winter

RE ASN

Several shipments very late from the factory
giving us too many shoes at this time of the year

Ujseful Ohrlstma8 Gifts for Men and Boyse
are lasted alphabeti~cally and priced in our booklet "Chrttmas
Suggestitons" which we shall be pleamed to send on request

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