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January 19, 1917 - Image 3

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F OR11ull fluty STEVE'S MEN .
After Two Weeks, Athletes Again
Will Take Distance
Wolverines' Chances at Syracuse Seem
to Be Somewhat Below
i Toss Up
For the first time since the new
circular track in Waterman gymnas-
ium had to be altered Coach Farrell's
proteges were allowed to work out
on it yesterday. During the two weeks
which the cinder men were unable to
use the oval path the work of the in-
door aspirants , has been seriously
hampered, and both coach and men
welcomed the opportunity given the
athletes to run on something soft in-
stead of the hard gym floor.
Syracuse advices say that the Or-
ange and the Maize and Blue will con-
test for honors at the former strong-
hold on Feb. 22. No confirmation has
been issued from Michigan sources,
but the report seems to rest on good
authority. This means that the Wol-
verine track aspirants will have to
begin real work, notwithstanding ex-
aminations, the J-hop and other diver-
sions. In case the meet comes as it
would seem it will on that date, there
is comparatively little time to whip
the team into shape for such a battle.
Several Looking for Revenge
Tom Keene's tracksters are general-
ly better than the average and the
Orange is nearly always represented
by a well-balanced team. The memory
of the defeat the Syracuse veterans
handed the Michigan cross country
squad last fall is still rankling and af-
fords an extra incentive to the latter
to work. By all dope possible to
gather the meet should be a hard
battle all the way, with probably the
edge going .to Syracuse, the Orange-
men possessing the advantages of run-
ning on their home track and possibly
a greater number of old men back in
Michigan Strong in Mile
Michigan should have a team that
will nearly balance their rumored
prospective opponents. Captain Eddie
Carroll may be counted npon for sever-
al points in the longer runs, with quite
a number of good men to travel with
him. Fox, Sedgwick, Kuivenen, and
Fuess, by virtue of their work during
the hill and dale season are slated
to bring in some counters. \In the
sprints, O'Brien, Scofield, Zoellin and
Parks all should give a good account

LPL L~tCiSe IJ II sue ay of a sore.
In case of a short distance relay
team several possibilities loom up.
O'Brien has had quite a large amount
of experience on a Varsity 1 n of
that description, while any ot the
other three sprinters rntied above
are likely candidates. in addition to
these Fontanna is also an e erinuced
runner. lis race has been the qnarter
mile with several relay contest per-
formances to his credit. 1;untington
also has shown u well in past sea-
sons as a middle distance runner and
could easily compete for a place on
an indoor baton aggregation.
Three Capable Jumpers
in the jumps S immons, Ilaaigh, and
Waterbury are climbing afier the six-
foot mark and should negotiate a
few places between them. Waterbury
was out most of last season on ac-
count of a bad sprain, but the in-
jured ankle appears to be in good
shape again this year.
Zoellin and Beardsley are the mwnst
likely hurdlers, although it is yet early
in the season, and others may develop
before the end of the schedule.
Cross and Pat Smith are back in the
shot put event and dope points to
some counters from that source dur-
ing the course of the season.
Exams will cut into the time for
work to some extent. In case the
semi-annual hoodoo does not elimin-
ate too large a number of men between
now and the first meet, the Wolverines
should give a good account of them-


Present Plans for Structure Call for
seating Capacity of 100,000
Circus Maximus of Roman Days
Only Known Amphitheater

Invitations Out
For Penn Carnivali
Philadelphia, Jan. 18.-Invitations to
the twenty-third annual relay race car -
nival, to be held on Franklin field April
27 and 28, were being mailed to col-
leges throughout the country today by
officials of the University of Pennsyl-
Many institutions, including Yale,
Harvard, Cornell, and the University
of Southern California, have already
indicated their intention of sending
teams to the meet and the management
is making preparations for a record-
breaking number of entries. Last year
nearly 100 colleges and more than 250
schools were represented.
Some of the events for this year's
carnival are the American college
championship relay races at distances
of one, two, and four miles; two med-
ley relay championships; 100-yard
dash; 120 yards hurdle; high jump;
broad jump, shot, hammer, discus,
javelin, pole vault, hop-step-and-jump,
56-pound weight, 440 yards low hurdle
and the pentathlon.

New York, Jan. 18.-An even greater
amphitheater than the massive bowl
in which Yale's athletic contests are
held, towering out of Woodland Ravine
at Philadelphia, is probable for the
University of Pennsylvania. Steps al-
ready have been taken to assure erdc-
tion of the structure. Alumni, stu-
dents and faculty are working hard
to make the dream a reality.
Present plans for the structure call
for an amphitheater which will seat
100,000 persons, many thousands more
than can be jammed into Franklin
field even by the greatest effort.
The need of a new stadium became
positive at the Pennsylvania-Cornell
football game last Thanksgiving day,
when thousands were unable to gain
To erect the stadium the usual pro-
cedure probably will be followed.
Alumni will guarantee funds, receiv-
p ing interest on the sums out of pro-
ceeds. This plan includes the applica-
tion of all money over the interest to
the furthermost of athletics at Penn-
Only one stadium in history, the
Circus Maximus, which flourished in
Rome, exceeds the seating capacity of
the stadium planned for Philadelphia.
The great Roman arena, authorities
say, seated nearly 300,000 persons,
some going so far as to place the fig-
ure at more than 400,000. The new
Penn stadium would have room to
seat comfortably 100,000, with provis-
ion for increasing this capacity.
Reports from Williamston, Mich.,
are authority for the rumor that How-
ard B. Donnelly, ex-'17, has been mar-
ried. No confirmation of this state-
rment can be secured, but it appears
that the announcement has been pub-
lished in a Williamston paper.
Donnelly, better known as Red Don-
nelly, was a member of Coach Steve
Farrell's two-mile relay team, along
with Carroll, Ufer, Fox and Murphy.

Western conference athletes are fol-
lowing the lead of the Intercollegiate
Association of Amateur Athletes of
America in announcing an indoor re-
lay carnival, to be held under the
auspices of the athletic association of
the University of Illinois at Urbana, on
March 3.
This is the same date selected by
the I. C. A. A. A. A. for its third an-
nual indoor meeting, which this year
will take place at Philadelphia.
The western fixture, though it has
four relay events on the program, will
include more individual competitive
events than the meet in the east, where
the idea has been to encourage ath-'
letes of moderate ability by a series
of group competitions.
A decidedly novel event in the Il-
linois program is the first indoor in-
tercollegiate individual all-around
championship. This will consist of
seven events in the following order:
75-yard dash, shot put, running high
jump, 75-yard hurdles, pole vault,
broad jump and 880-yard run.
Score on Percentage Basis.
The scoring for this championship
will be on a percentage basis, follow-
ing the plan used by the A. A. U.
A perfect percentage of 1,000 will be
given for tying the world's record in
any of the events; using this per cent
as a basis, a plan of computing the
percentages earned by poorer marks
will be worked out. The total score
will be madeup from the individual
score in each of the events.
Probably Best Building in Country.
The west is more fortunate than the
east in the matter of an inclosure for
the games. In Madison Square Gar-
den and in Philadelphia the members
of the I. C. A. A. A. A. are limited to
a track of ten laps to the mile, while
in the new armory at Urbana the ath-
letes will compete under conditions
almost as favorable as can be obtained
outdoors. There probably is no build-
ing in the United States better suited
for an indoor meet than the huge
armory at the University of Illinois.
Figures give only a slight idea of
the immense size of the building. It
is 450 feet long, 230 feet wide, and
has a vaulted roof, which renders the!
entire floor space free from any pil-
lars or other obstructions.
Six and Three-Fourths Lap Track#
A black cinder track, ten feet wide,
six and three-quarter laps to the mile,


encircles the floor, which is of dirt
composition, thus making it possiblel
for spiked shoes to be used in all of
the events. There is a 75-yard straight-
away, pumping pits, adequate space
for weight events, plenty of room for
the pole vaulting, a completely
equipped dressing room with shower
baths-and still plenty of room for
spectators. The events for the meet
Relays-One mile university, two-
mile university, four-mile university.
one-mile college.
Open events-Seventy-five yard dash,
75-yard high hurdles, 75-yard low hur-
dIes, high jump, broad jump, pole
vault, shot put.

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Carroll B. (Hap) Haff, '15L, forme
Wolverine track star, and Mrs. Ha
are rejoicing in Kansas City over th
birth of a daughter.
Haff is the holder of the Ferry flel
record for the 440-yard dash, and whi
in school was regarded as one of th
best quarter-milers in the country.
Hap was married last spring to Mis
Gertrude Patterson, daughter of Pro
fessor and Mrs. G. W. Patterson. Thl
former is a professor in the Engineer
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