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January 11, 1917 - Image 3

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Meeting of All Track Men Scheduled
for 7:30 o'Clock in Physics
The top will be officially pried off
Michigan's 1917 Varsity track season
this evening at 7:30 o'clock, in the
West Physics auditorium.
Manager Sanders will be the person
entrusted with the prying properties.
Other speakers for the occasion will
be Professor Aigler of the Law depart-
ment, chairman of the board in, con-
trol of athletics, Coach Farrell, Cap-
tain Carroll, and Athletic Director
Manager Sanders last night ex-
pressed the desire that all men inter-
ested in track activites be at the meet-
ing, tonight so that the season may be
started at once. It is understood that
the indoor meets will commence earl-
ier than usual this year. For this rea-
son it behooves Michigan to place her
strongest men on the gym floor just
as early as possible.
Coach Farrell has made it plain that
it is not stars in the track realm that
Michigan is after any more than it is
men who can make the third and
fourth places in different events. The
Varsity has had altogether too few
men to work with in the past. Hope
is expressed that this season will
bring about the desired change and
bring out men trying out for positions
on the squad.
Michigan's representation in the
number of track candidates is not
what it should be compared with other
schools. Cornell, which has won the
Intercollegiates the past two seasons,
presents more than double the num-
ber of men to its coach than does
Michigan. Other schools with which
Michigan holds meets, almost without
exception have more material out than
do the Wolverines.
Fewer tracksters than usual report-
ed to the coach yesterday for a work-
out. Those who were out were hand-
icapped somewhat in their endeavors
by the preparations which were made
for the inaugural parade of the Mich-
igan naval reserves.
Farrel stated yesterday that the new
running track would be in shape for
the longer distance men the first of
next week, enabling the coach to go
ahead with his squad as usual.
'16 Men Get Positions in New York
Howard Burrell, '16E, and Arthur
Phillipps, '16, have resigned their pos-
itions at the city engineer's office to
work for the Ingersoll Rand company,
in Painted Post, New York. They will
leave Sunday.
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Two Institutions Met Two Years Ago
When Orange Came Off
Providence, R. I., Jan. 10.-BrOwn
is to play Syracuse in this city on
Saturday, Nov. 3. Coming between the
Harvard and Yale games, which are
to be played at Cambridge and New
Haven as usual, it should provide a
strong home attraction, something that
was lacking in the tentative schedule
as first announced. Brown played
Syracuse two years ago on Andrews
field in this city, and Syracuse won
by a score to 6 to 0. It is understood
that a two-year agreement has been
signed, but that the game to be played
next year at Syracuse will come at a
much earlier date, probably on one
of the first Saturdays in October.
This past season Syracuse's New
England game was with the Dart-
mouth eleven at Springfield. The big
intercollegiate game at Springfield
this year is to be between Dartmoutn
and Brown, these two colleges having
patched up their athletic differences.
One more game has been added to
the Brown schedule for next fall.
Middlebury is to play here on Satur-
day, Oct. 13, the day following the
game with Holy Cross at Worcester.
Two games on successive days will
be somewhat of an innovation for a
Brown eleven, but with a big squad no
trouble is anticipated.
On account of condition of the
track in the gym which is at pres-
ent undergoing repairs, the All-Fresh
track brigade has not been summoned
for indoor work. The official call for
the 1920 runners and jumpers will
probably be issued sometime next
The yearlings seem to be well sup-
plied with promising material and the
dope seems to point to a successful
season in this branch of athletics.
The victory over the sophomores last
fall between the halves of the Wash-
ington game showed that the first
relay team was something more than
a name and if this quartet developes
according to expectations it will pro-
bably form one of the contestants in
the Pennsylvania relays, held during
the latter part of April.
PlanaPurchase of Jefferson's Home
Washington, Jan. 10.-Agreement to
purchase Monticello, home of Thomas
Jefferson, if a reasonable prpice can be
obtained was reached today by the
house public building and grounds
committee. A committee will be ap-
pointed to visit the site and overlook
the grounds.
Best prices in town to Fraternity1
house stores. The Delta. wed-eod

Coach Yost Is Givens Credit
Perfecting Way to forware
When the forward pass was first at- ly won recognition. It d
tempted in football, all old timers the slow, inaccurate end-o
laughed at it, and freely predicted that and added speed and ac
as a scoring play it would never be play, the two controllin
taken seriously by any of the big uni- every successful gridiron
versities. They argued that it was a With the introduction+
very good play for a small opponent to heave the forward pass b
attempt on a stronger brother, but that deep inroads into footba
any attempt to introduce it at any of and Pennsylvania both e
the big universities was decidedly out style of offense, the Phil
of the question. lege winning many ofi
Nothing But Long Ieave. portant battles as the res

forbut by a criss-cross pass, combined
with an aerial heave to the weak side
of the line, Warner completely fooled
d Pass his opponents. These plays helped
very materially in proving that speed
and strategy had replaced beef and
id away with strength as a deciding factor in pres-
over-end pass, ent gridiron contests.
curacy to the To Pop Warner more than to any
ig factors to other football brain belongs the credit
play. for the present high standard of pro-
of the spiral ficiency that the forward pass has at-
egan to make tained. Walter Camp was the first
all. Harvard who possessed the brains to devise the
employed this proper method for its use, but no
ladelphia col- doubt the fact that Warner was coach-
its most im- ing at Carlisle, whose sons are the
ult of its suc- craftiest gridiron players of all time
wever, Hurry and that Walter Camp was beginning
k east for his to tire of shouldering the immense re-
onal clash, a sponsibility of developing a succession
and a delayed of winners at New Haven, had much
heave that to do with Warner proving the per-
test offensive fector, while Camp rested with the
the gridiron. honor of being the introducer. Yost,
cessful. at Michigan, must also be included in
E1 was passed this list, as it was through his dis-
1 was passed covery of the spiral pass that Glenn
who passedi Warner went on to big things. Yost
n turn made also perfected the play in the west,
s to a second as Warner did in the east.



As used by Yale, it was nothing more
than an aerial heave of 30 or more
yards, made by the rear halfback down
the center of the field, with the ends
racing down as under a kick. The
strength of the play rested in the fact
that the opponents had only one player
down the field to make the catch,
while thexNew Haven eleven had two
husky ends. The ball was thrown
high, so that the end had sufficient
time to cover the catch. Two men
jumping with only one opponent to
block them from making the catch was
thought to be a safe enough proposi-
tion for Yale to try in her big games.
The remarkable results obtained by
the blue-clad players caused the final
perfection of what today is regarded
as the deadliest play of the game.
Where Yost Appears.
The next step in the growth of the
forward pass is credited to Hurry Up
Yost, the Michigan coach. Up to this
time the method employed in making
the aerial heave was the end-over-end
throw. It was a very uncertain meth-
od and one that made it difficult for
any player to throw to any spot with
any degree of certainty. The wind
and the condition of the weather
proved controlling factors in the pass
in those days. A man could not hurlf
the pigskin forward against a stiff'
breeze nor could he heave it in any
direction, if the ball had been damp-
ened by the weather.
Yost discovered that if the ball was
held in the palm of the hand, with
the fingers grasping the lacing, the'
arm drawn back over the shoulder and
the ball hurled forward as a baseball!
that a spiral pass would be the re-
sult. This spiral throw has been the
real reason the forward pass has final-

cessful use. Finally, ho
Up Yost at Michigan too]
Penn-Michigan intersecti
combination of a double
pass, with an overhead
proved one of the great
plays ever witnessed ont
Delayed Pass Suc
In these plays the bal
from center to quarter, v
to a brothar half, who i
the second or double pas

Captain Maulbetsch of the 1916 Var-
sity football team is considering an
offer from Waite high school of To-
ledo, to coach that team next fall.
Maulie last night confirmed rumors
from the Ohio city relative to the pos-
ition by saying that Waite is trying to
secure him.
"As yet I have decided nothing in
regard to the proposition, but shall
take the matter under advisement,"
Maulie stated.
Waite is especially desirous of land-
ing the Michigan star as head of the
1917 team, realizing that by coaching
of the type Maulbetsch could offer,
the school would be able to offer a
much better team than they have so
far had. It is understood that Coach
Mason of this year's team is to be
athletic director of the school, and
that the position is thus open.
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with his chilly blasts
and wear a

back. This man heaved the pigskin
forward to either end, who during the
time that the ball was being passed
about in the backfield deployed them-
selves to uncovered spots on the grid-
The "delayed forward pass" was
made by having the quarter fake a
pass to one of the backs for a plunge
through the line, and instead of pass-
ing the ball to run back five yards to
the rear, and hurl the ball to either
end, who in the meantime had left
their places at the extremity of the
line of scrimmage and taken up posi-
tions to the outside and considerably
beyond the secondary defense of their
It was this style of play that Glenn
Warner, while head coach at Carlisle,
perfected to such a degree that the
redmen succeeded in forging to the
foremost ranks of the gridiron sport.
Warner, however, used a criss-cross
pass behind his line in developing his
ends to places of advantage. The pres-
ent Pittsburg coach also combined the
forward pass with his famous "wing
shift" formation. Thus by sending a
shift to the right Warner tricked his
opponents into massing their entire
defense in front of his shifted team, ex-
pecting a play through the strong side,

Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 10.-All be-
lief atnong tmdergraduates at the Uni-
versity of Pennsylvania that Joe
Wright would be unable to coach the
Red and Blue crews this season van-
ished this afternoon when the Can-
adian rowing mentor appeared in the
athletic association quarters to report
in Weightman hall tomorrow.
Candidates for the track team have
also been called out by Coach Law-
ton Robertson. As a majority of last
year's star trackmen have been lost to
the Red and Blue by graduation,
Coach Robertson will have a difficult
time in rounding out a Varsity team.

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Gornetsky's New Song
n the Wilds of Congo"
A Scene from Zululand
"The Mystic"
Native Hindoo Customs Portrayed'

Aurora and Moonbeam Dance
A Picturesque and Delightful Number
"Eve of the Festival of Lanterns"
In a Chinese Courtyard
"On the Cliff at Kaleakala"
The Thrilling Hawaiian Act
The Oriental Magician
The Maker of Mystery



Japanese Love Song
Japanese Dancing Act

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