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To Hold Track
Mleeting Thursday


Rifle Club Will
Practice Thursday


Crimson Discovers That Her Greatest
Weakness Seems to Lie in
Field Events

All Cinder Men Expected to
Out; Freshmen May



First Match Comes January
Organize in Three

24; Must I

Michigan Follows Fashion Set
Other Universities in



Athletic Officials and Coaches
Indorse Movement; Twenty
Students Joh


Following the fashion of many of
the leading universities in the coun-
try, Michigan will have a boxing club.
Plans have been formulated and al-
though not much will be done until
the second semester starts, at this
time the new organization will spring
forth in earnest.
Carlton Hill has been elected pres-
ident of the Wolverine glove artists
and James Thompson secretary. Hal
O'Connel will gather in the shekels
and Bill Plummer figures in the role
of publicity man.
The new organization has been en-
dorsed by all the leading athletic
authorities at Michigan and has the
stamp of approval of Messrs. Bartle-
me, May, Rowe and Farrell. Need-
less to say Boxing Instructor Wester-
man heartily subscribes to the new
movement. In regard to the new club
Steve Farrell says:
"Nearly every large university in
the land'has a boxing club, and in the
majority of cases these organizations
are powerful and successful agents in
encouraging all manly sports. These
clubs are big factors in the life of
many universities and I look for the
newly formed organization in this
university to be a success in every
The purpose of the new organiza-
tion is to further amateur boxing in
the University of Michigan as the
title indicates. The authorities state
that they hope to stage several good
exhibition bouts in the near future
and the possibility of an elimination
tournament is under discussion, al-
though it is somewhat doubtful wheth-
er this last step will be taken this
Leland-Standford, California, Penn-
sylvania and many of the other lead-
ing universities and colleges in the
country have had boxing clubs for
several years and the movement is
spreading rapidly. At Harvard there
is a strong agitation to bring about
a revival of boxing as there was con-'
siderable interest in the sport at the
Crimson institution last year. Plans
are being laid for a big tournament
in the late winter that will rival those
of the middle and late 80's when box-
ing had a great hold on the under
Boxing Instructor Westerman will
supervipse the n'iovements of the or-
ganization. Approximately 20 stu-
dents have joined already and Wester-
man states that several unusually
clever boxers are among the number.
Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 8.---Harvard
Is not to row Columbia at Springfield
this spring, according to a statement
made by the Harvard rowing author-
ities. The Harvard management re-
cently received a circular letter from
the Springfield Board of Trade calling
attention to the good rowing facilities
in that city. Manager Howe acknowl-
edged the communication by replying
that outside of the customary date with
Yale, Harvard's rowing program was
still uncertain. The general tenor of
his letter, however, was unfavorable
to any proposition that Harvard should
row any college crew in Springfield.
Harvard will spend the spring recess
at either Princeton or Annapolis and
is expected to row Cornell again at
Ithaca. Voluntary machine rowing at
Harvard started today with Coach Bill
Haines in charge.
Former Minnesota Star Athlete Dies
Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 8. -Wil-
liam A. McAlmon, forper University
of Minnesota football star, and for the
last two years coach of the Grinnell,
Ia., college football team, died after
a brief illness. Death was due to dia-

betes. McAlmon as substitute half
back won his first varsity letter at
=Minnesota with the 1911 conference
champions, was a regular the follow-
ing year, and captained the team in
1913. Since his graduation in 1914
McAlmon has practiced law here, ex-
cept for the time spent in coaching.
He was 27 years old. His mother, of
Los Angeles, Cal., and four sisters
and three brothers survive.
Try a Michigan Daily Want Ad.
For results advertise in the Mich-
gan Daily.

Michigan's track season for 1917
will be officially launched Thursday
evening at 7:30 o'clock with the an-
nual ceremonies of the track meeting.
Captain Carroll and Coach Farrell
got together in Waterman gymnasium
yesterday afternoon and decided this
point. The auditorium of the West
Physics building has selected as the
scene of the opening gun.
Although the meeting is held prim-
arily for Varsity candidates, freshmen
interested in the sport are invited to
attend as well. This is not the
special meeting given for the fresh-
men, however, as theirs will be held
separately at a later date.
Plans for the evening of entertain-
ment are still somewhat vague, ac-
cording to Coach Farrell. It is sup-
posed that the coach, captain, Athletic
Director Bartelme, Intramural Di-
rector Rowe, Manager Sanders, and
possibly one or two others of the of-
ficials will be on hand to outline the
season's plans to the men.
Nothing will probably be known as
to the identity of Michigan's oppon-
ents during the track season, both in-
doors and out, until the schedule for
the season is given out for publication.
This is not expected to occur until
after the middle of the present month.
Men Take Work Out
Yesterday really started off the sea-
son for the tracksters. More than a
half hundred were out during some
portion of the afternoon, taking at
least a short vacation from studies
to go through an easy work out.
The coach will allow none of the
men to attempt strenuousities for a
couple of weeks at least, although it
is understood that the schedule for
this season will start somewhat earl-
ier than it has for the past several
years. The number of Wolverine meets
is also expected to be both greater in
number and better in calibre than us-
ual this year, especially during the in-
door season.
Long distance runners, and others
who take daily exercise on the new
running track have been handicapped
during the past few days in negotiat-
ing their daily jaunt. A few days1
ago tender feet of some of the ath-
letes brought about the discoveryt
that the nails on the new track were
moving upward all along the run-I
ning course. A force of workmen aref
busy remedying the defects but no
running can be attempted over the
course for several days. In the mean-
time the warm weather has allowedt
the men to use the outdoor track to
good advantage.

Bohlin, One of Pair Invited to Cross
Waters Defeated Meredith
Five Times at Rome
Zanders Competes in Longer Distanc-
es; Americans Have Been
Well Impressed
New York, Jan. 8.-With the idea
of encouraging international competi-
tion, the Amateur Athletic un n has
invited A. Bohlin and J. Zanders, two
of. Sweden's best runners, to compete
in the national senior indoor A. A. U.
championship games in this city,
March 17. George F. Pawling, of
Philadelphia, who just sailed on the
steamer Kristianiafjord for Stockholm
carried the invitation of the A. A. U.
officials to the Swedish atheletic asso-
ciation together with an offer to de-
fray expenses.
Bohlin and Zanders are star per-
formers whose records compare favor-
ably with those of the best amateur
runners of the world. Bohlin, as a
rule, confines his running to the 400
and 800 metre-races, which corre-
spond with the American quarter and
half mile events. Zanders, while he
sometimes competes at these distanc-
es is better in the longer contests
ranging from 3,000 to 5,000 meters.
Are New Stars
Both of these athletes were named
by Coach Ernie Hjertberg as probable
members of the Swedish track and
field team which it was proposed to
send to this country last summer.
They have beendeveloped since the
Olympic games held at Stockholm in
1912 and have equalled or bettered the
international amateur athletic feder-
ation records several times.
The members of thehAmericanfive-
man track team who competed in
Scandinavia last autumn, were greatly
impressed by the running of the two'
Swedish amateurs.
Beats Meredith Five Times
Bohlin defeated Ted Meredith five'
times at distances ranging from 800 to
1,000 meters, but the former Univer-
sity of Pennsylvania star turned the
tables upon Bohlin in the 400-metre
races. Zanders also defeated Mere-
dith in a 1,000-metre race, the distance
being too great for the American. Bo-
lin and Zanders divided honors in the
800 and 1,500-metre races at the Swed-
ish championship held in August andf
Zanders won first place in the 1,500
and 5,000-metre races and the 3,000-
metre steeple-chase at the Scandinav-
ian championships while Bohlin was1
second in the 400 and first in the 800-1
metreraces against the best runners
of Norway, Denmark and Sweden.
* * * * *
* *
* *
* Oberlin, Jan. 8.-Oberlin col- *
* lege's Ill-starred football team *]
* of the past season, losing every *
* game on its schedule, may have *
* been jinxed by the spirit of its *
* renowned founder in 1833, Rev. *
* John Shipher of Elyra. *
* The only other college team *
* in the country, it is believed, *
* that lost its entire schedule was *
* Olivet college in Michigan, *
* which also suffered a tremend- *
* ous reversal of its usual form. *
* Olivet was a twin school to Ob- *
* erlin, being instituted in 1835 by *
* Shipher, shortly after he had *
* aided in the establishing of Ob- *
* erlin.

Into the trenches by tomorrow.
This is the slogan of the Rifle club
and they hope to fulfill their ambition.
The first match of the intercollegiate
tournament will be held on Jan. 25. and
this means that there are less than
three weeks left in which to organize
the Wolverine aggregation. Although
the range is not complete, Captain
Schoepfile stated that practice will be-
gin today at 2 o'clock and will con-
tinue until the time of the initial
match. A close watch will be kept on
all the men in order to get a line on
the best shots.
The sharpshooters expect to launch
a membership campaign this week. All
those who are interested should re-
port at the range today at the time for
practice, when the plans for the cam-
paign -will be outlined. A Krag out-
door rifle will be awarded to the big-
gest membership getter.
To Communicate
With Prep Schools
Mail Out Invitations to Compete in In-
terscholastic Basketball
Invitations to send teams to the in-
terscholastic basketball tourney were
mailed out 'of Ann Arbor last Saturday.
Return postals were inclosed with the
invitations. Questions to be answered
by the high schools on the return
postals are: Do you wish to enter a
team in the tourney? Is there a pos-
sibility of your entering a team? Do
you wish to receive further informa-
tion about the tournament?
An entry blank and prospectus will
be sent out about Feb. 1 to every
school that has responded to the in-
vitation by answering the questions
on the return postal card. In the pros-
pectus will be given the facts of man-
agement, rules, and prizes of the meet,
and a calendar of entertainments to be
held for the visiting athletes during
their stay in Ann Arbor. Eligibility
rules will accompany the entry blanks.
Eight or ten strong high schools al-
ready have promised to enter teams
in the tourney and as many more have
given a conditional promise. These
schools were communicated with when
the prospect of holding a basketball
tourney first was broached, in order to
see how the sentiment ran. No re-
fusals were met with.
A follow-up letter will be sent the
last of this week by Interscholasti
Basketball Manager W. Lee Watson to
attempt to interest schools which have
not replied promptly.
Iowa: Damage to the extent of $275
asserted to have been done by Uni-
versity of Iowa students in their
celebration held after the Iowa-
Ames football game, is to be repaid
by voluntary contributions from the
student body.
Kansas: The University of Kansas has
adopted the A, B, C and D grading
system in place of its former meth-
od of 1, 2 and 3. The new system
is to go into effect beginning with
next semester.

Cambridge, 1Wis.,, Jan. $.-Track
takes the stage at Soldiers' field for
the Harvard athletes begin their prep-
aration for the winter program under
the direction of Head Coach "Pooch"
Donovan, Dr. Bert Merrill, and Ellery
H. Clark. Work on the running board
track will be prescribed for the sprint-
ers and long distance men, while the
field event men will work out in the
Harvard's great weakness in the
field events will be pried into this
winter withsgreat care, and the coaches
and candidates are turning out de-
termined to put several good men in
the field. Weekly competitions will be
held among the men in the baseball
cage in the broad jump, shot-put and
pole vault, and the records kept
throughout the winter. Prizes will be
given for the best performances, and
also to the men showing the greatest
improvement during the winter.
In the Harvard-Dartmouth-Pennsyl-
vania meet which looms up less than
two months away, Harvard's weakness
in the field events will count greatly
against her, as the sprints are sure to
be even affairs, with the balance likely
to swing to any one of the three teams.
Before the triangular contest, however,
the crimson sprinters will have a
chance to show their strength against
the Elis in the B. A. A. meet, which
will be held in the Mechanics building
on Feb. 3.
The annual races between the Har-
vard and Yale relay teams have excited
a great deal of interest, although Har-
vard has a record of seven consecutive
wins over the Ells. This year Harvard
will have to go some to hold its own
against the 'Yale aggregation. The two
colleges will meet in the 780 and the
360-yard relay races.
Tennessee Railroads Abandon Passes
Nashville, Jan. 8.-With the as-
sembling of the Tennessee legislature
the Louisville and Nashville and the
Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis
railroads announced that hereafter no
passes will be issued through legisla-
tors for constituents.
Our alarm rts are Nod o1041.
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streaL noaes

Syracuse Only New Institution to A
pear on Harvard's
Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 8.-Syrac
university will be the only new c
ponent in Harvard's baseball series j
1917. The schedule, made public S
urday, contains 29 games, with pro
sions for extra games with Yale ai
Princeton in case of a tie, and an op
date on June 9.
No coach has been appointed to r
place Fred Mitchell, who recently w
appointed manager of the Chica
Cubs. Charles S. Dooin, former ma
ager of the Philadelphia Nationa
was in conference with represent
tives of the team yesterday, but tl
result was not made public. T]
schedule includes:
April 14, West Point at West Poin
17, Virginia at Charlottesville, Va.; 1
Annapolis at Annapolis; 19, Cathol
university at Washington; 20, Johi
Hopkins at Baltimore; May 1, Cathol
university; 3, Virginia; 5, Pennsy
vania at Philadelphia; 9, Holy Cr0
at Worcester; 12, Brown; 16, Syr
cuse; 19, Princeton; 23, Dartmouth; 2
Princeton at Princeton; 30, Brown
Providence, R. .; June 2, Penns3
vania; 5, Williams; 7, Amherst; 1
Boston college at Newton (conditioi
al); 13, Princeton (in case of tie
15, Boston college; 19, Yale at Ne
Haven; 20, Yale; 23, Yale at New Yoi
(in case of tie).

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Annapolis, Md., Jan. 8.-The sched-
ule of the naval academy football team
for next season has been announced.
Eight games will be played on the
home grounds, and the game against
the military academy eleven will be
played on Nov. 24 at the polo grounds,
New York.
The schedule is as follows:
Sept. 29-Dickinson.
Oct. 6-Catholic university.
Oct. 13-Maryland State college.
Oct. 20-Washington and Lee.
Oct. 27-Rutgers (tentative).
Nov. 3--Western Reserve.
Nov. 10-Georgetown.
Nov. 17-Villa Nova.
Nov. 24.-Military academy.
Efforts are being made to have the,
game with Georgetown played in
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