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1apable Four-frile Relay Team



"This year's freshman track team is
the most promising yearling squad that
I have seen since I have been coaching
in the University," said Coach Steve
Farrell, addres'sing the enthusiastic:
preliminary meeting of the All-Fresh
track candidates in the west physics
lecture room last night. "I urge you
to work hard on the squad and to live
clean. No man who is a riotous liver
can do good track work."
One hundred and fifty eager track-
men listened to speeches by Captain
Eddie Carroll and Athletic Director P.
G. Bartelme. "Track work and study
go' hand in hand," said Captain Car-
roll. ".The conscientious worker will
win out in track. Development of body
by athletics meansvdevelopment of
mind, too."
Director Bartelme defined scholastic
eligibility, urging the men to keep up
their studies in order to escape being'
cut by the eligibility rule.
Coach Farrell's only fault to find
with the willing squad is the prepon-
derance of sprinters. "It's the points
brought in by the third, fourth, and
fifth places which do more toward
winning meets than the firsts and sec-
onds," he said, in urging more men to
report at the gymnasium for the work.

Just what will be the personnel of
Farrell's relay teams for the coming
The preponderance of meets which
Michigan has scheduled calling for
competition of the baton sort of ath-
letes opens wide a question as to who
will be the carriers of the sticks in
relay and duel meets during the com-
ing season.
Last year Michigan turned out the
best two mile relay team she ever had.
In Buffalo, Carroll, Ufer, Donnelly and
Murphy tied a world's indoor record
which had stood the test of ten years
withou being approached.
With two of the quartet back this
year it would seem like good policy
to continue the quartet of half milers.
Carroll was -easily the fastest man in-
doors among the four, while Ufer nev-
er could lose Murphy by any means.
But from present appearances extremef
doubt is prevalent whether the coach

Sedgwick, Bouma, Kuivenen, Murphy,
and others. Four men averaging 4:30
apiece over the full distance would
give the Wolverines a team which
could give all others great cause for
worry. Unless the coach is able to pre-
ent a fast team of men for both dis-
thc quartet for the longer journey may
be expected to be picked.
For the first time in the last few
years, the Maize and Blue may have a
very formidable aggregation of 440
men. Fontanna is probably the fast-
est man in school at the quarter dis-
tance, but several can give Stan a hot
chase to the tape. Huntington and
Robinson are two veterans who have
?ad Varsity experience in this event,
and there are other upperclassmen
who are lacking iA experience only.,
Several from the ranks of the Var-
sity sprinters might be called into ac-
tion for an event of this sort and make
a credible showing. Scofield is one of
this type.

will do the expected. Material for the Last year's fteshmen class brought
kind of team Farrell desires must be out a few men accessible for the 440-
able to average very close to two yard jaunt, and enough material has
minutes fiat per man. been shown from several to state that
A four mile team is more probable Steve has a very formidable crew for
this season due to Carroll, Fuess, Fox, the mile relay.

Hanover, N. H., Jan. 23.-The Dart-
mouth college athletic council has de-
cided to utilize its large alumni gym-
nasium for an indoor interscholastic
track and field meet, which will be
held on Saturday afternoon, March 3.
This meet will be novel as a winter
function, for, in spite of the two or
three feet of snow usually covering the
ground here at that time, all the events
of an outdoor track and field meet will
take place in Hanover under cover of
the big gymnasium.
Facilities for holding this meet are
provided by a fast cinder track, meas-
uring six anda alrlah osthe mil',
with banked turns; a" horseshoe 220-
yard run around only one turn, and a
100-yard straightaway. Also there are
arrangements by which all of the reg-,
ulation outdoor jumping and weight
events may be held at the same time
within the alumni gymnasium. Large
glass windows flood this indoor field
with light, and the heating system pro-
vides a warm spring temperature.
Many leading schools will send teams
to compete in this meet, the first of
its kind to be held in the east.
Says Harvard Is
Leland Stanford Athlete Declares
That Western Democracy
Can Not Be Found
The west finds Harvard without the
spirit of easy democracy while Har-
vard men are effeminate. The opinion
of the west is imbibed in the "Impres-
sions of Hihrvard," written by J. K.
Norton, one of the hurdlers of the
Stanford track team which came to
the intercollegiates last May and
stayed in Cambridge as the guest of
the Harvard Athletic association. The
article is reprinted in the Harvard
Illustrated Magazine this month.
The westerner writes:
"The atmosphere which surrounds
the Harvard 'yard' differs greatly from
that of the 'Quad.' The spirit of easy
democracy is absent at Harvard, while
the touch of tradition holds sway, ap-
pearing at every turn. Tradition pre-
serves the old and extremely uncom-
fortable classroom benches and
planked desks of a former age instead
of replacing them with up-to-date
Proud of Their Traditions.
"These benches are proudly ex-
hibited, while the inquistional torture
that accompanies the occupation of
one of them for an hour is explained
in the same breath. The rickety old
dormitories of a former century are
kept unchanged, a tablet on the door,
of each room telling who has occupied
the room for the past century or more,
and if by chance the list includes the
name of some famed man, the room
brings ridiculous rental from a rich

you wish to call it. He holds on to
his 'a' and slurs his 'r' in a manner
peculiarly irritating to the westerner.
While this is generally true there are
many exceptions and the westerner
meets many men 'after his own heart.'
Bill Bingham, captain of the track
team and the 'most popular man in
college,' was one of these, and was
as much a Stanford man in spirit as
any that ever occupied a room in
Thirty-nine basketball teams within
the state have signified their intention
of coining to the interscholastic bask-
etball meet" to be held in Waterman
gym, March 22, 23, and 24. Twenty
of these have given definite promises
to enter teams while the other 19 say
there is good possibility of entering
and give different reasons for the
doubt. Some are doubtful of the
strength of their teams; others have
to obtain faculty consent.
Five teams in addition to these 39
say they cannot come because of the
distance. Ovid, Reed City, Calumet,
Grand Ledge, and Painesdale, give this
answer. Durand and Morenci have no
teams this year.
These Are Sure to Come
Teams which have definitely stated
that they will enter the tournament
are: Grand Rapids Union, Detroit
Northwestern, Detroit Northeastern,
Marshall, Fowlerville, Lansing, Ad-
rian, Jackson, Cheboygan, Flint, Cold-
water, Athens, Saginaw, Oxford, Ches-
aning Union, Clare, Nashville, St.
Louis, Bay City Eastern, Cass City.
Teams which wish to enter, but can-
not say definitely now are: Eaton
Rapids, Charlotte, Bay City West Side,
Gaylord, Benton Harbor, Alma, Alpena,
Milan, Ann Arbor, Charlevoix, Sault
Ste. Marie, Dundee, Cadillac, Holly,
Mt. Clemens, Gladwin, Pelleton, Mus-
kegon, Marine City.
Two Detroit high schools are among
those who have said "yes" definitely.
Basketball Interscholastic Manager
W. Lee Watson has received assur-
ances from representatives of the
other Detroit high schools which make
it almost certain that they will enter
when official entry blanks are sent to
Distance record for travel probably
will be held by the team from Sault
Ste.. Marie, if that school can send
a team, while Ann Arbor high school
basket tossers will take the booby
prize and nothing more irksome than
a walk.
Many of these teams are fierce riv-
als and already are keeping jealous
watch over one another and doping
out the tournament by comparative
scores, but there are many chances
for a dark horse to slip in and win

the title of state champs, which will
be given the victors in the university
Veterans Are Showing Excellent Form
In Early Practice in Off-Hand
Recent clanges in the rules govern-
ing the National Rifle association's
tournament will have no effect on the
personnel of the Michigan Rifle team
and there is a big possibility that the
men who were on last year's team and
who are back this year will fill berths
on this year's aggregation.
Since those in charge have been
notified that there will be ten shots
from the standing position as well as
as ten from the prone position they
have confined the practice to off-hand
shooting entirely. Captain Schoepfie
expressed himself as being pleased
with the showing of some of the vet-
erans as well as two of the new men.
Thompson, McIntyre, Cutting, Nichol-
son, and Bateman are some of the old-
timers who are shooting in champion-
ship style, while Newman and Water-
bury are two new men who are mak-
ing bids for berths.
The range is still in an unfinished
state and Schoepfle expects to have
several men at work during the exam-
ination period so that it may be in a
condition conducive to the best results
by the time of the first match.
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Entire Squads Uet Into Contest Which
Will Do Much to Help De-
eide Class Teams
The second od&-even game of the
women's basketball season will begin
at 4:50 o'clock this afternoon when
1917-1919 opposes 1918-1920 in one of
the most important practice skirmish-
es before the final selection of the
class teams. Two halves will be play-
ed and a large proportion of the en-
tire squad of more than 75 women will
get into the game before the last
whistle. On this account no line-up
has been announced by Miss Alice
Evans, director.
The freshmen and juniors won
the first odd-even contest, so the wo-
men of the odd years are out for re-
venge and some lively basketball is
promised. Moreover, the showing
made in this game will have a decided
efect on the choice of players for the
regular and second teams. The sec-
ond teams are expected to be unusual-
ly fast because of the number of fine
tossers in the squad for whom there
are not enough berths on the first
teams. A regular schedule has been
arranged for both first and seconds.
The teams will be picked immediately
after the opening of the second sem-
Star Crimson Quarter-Miler Completes
Work at End of Semester and
Will Drop Out
Cambridge, Jan. 23.--Westmore Will-
cox will run his last races for Harvard
in the Coast Artillery and B. A. A.
meets, for he has definitely decided
to leave college at the end of the
mid-year examination period. He stat-
ed yesterday that he was positively
going to leave and take up his work in
the business world.
Willcox is passing up an almost sure
shot at the championship medal which
is given at the intercollegiates, for it is
very doubtful if there is a man among
the colleges of the country who can
touch the Crimson speedster in the 440-
yard dash. But even such a chance, one
which he has this year for the last time
in his life, does not appeal to him. He
is determined to leave whether he
passes his examinations this winter or
not. Should he fail in any of them
he will not be awarded a degree, but
even this will not hold him in college.
The Harvard entries in the two
meets are announced by the Harvard
track management, and Willcox is en-
tered in the short distance relay event
in both of the affairs. He will not
represent Harvard in the dashes the
Crimson sending in its less experienc-
ed material in the individual runs and
dashes, saving Willcox and Minot for
the relay races. Eddie Teschner, the
( arvard captain, is entered in the
short dashes besides running on the
short distance relay team.

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Charlestown Daily Mail which was
sent to The Michigan Daily by Phil
Waters, '95L:
"Followers of college athletics a few
years ago who saw the performances
of 'Caesar' Ferguson as a pitcher for
the University of Michigan baseball
team, would hardly recognize him
now. He is prosecuting attorney of
Wayne county, the youngest official
of that capacity in West Virginia, and
just the other day was admitted to
practice law before the supreme
court of appeals.
"Charles W. Ferguson is the way he
signs his name, but always admits
the pleasure when some college ac-










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Ceasar' by way of salutation. Durnn
the two seasons Ferguson pitched fo
( the Wolverines, he lost only two out
E of 26 games. Cornell and Michiga:
Aggies have beaten him by narroN
Jennings Signed Him
"Hughie Jennings signed him fo
the Tigers about the time he left col
lege, but an injury to his leg caused
the proposition to be made that he
go to the minors for a season or two
while getting ready for the big show
He declined.
"Later Connie Mack asked him to
sign an Athletic contract but he re
fused that also, for he knew tha
being a Democrat and well liked in
Wayne county, he could get the of
fice of his choice ,by being a can
didate.] He made the race last fal
and had a walk-over."
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Finds Many Differences.
"The Harvard student differs from
the Stanford man in several ways. The
rough' is nowhere to be found and
the air of general familiarity that ex-
ists at Stanford is absent in the Har-
vard yard. The Harvard man, some-
what more prone to superficialities, is
better polished or more effeminate as

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