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Basketball with Awful Results
Michigan's board in control of ath-
letics meets on Thursday afternoon.
Athletic Director Bartelme an-
nounced yesterday that the schedules
which had not been made public thus,
far would be issued at this time, but
further than that he was silent. It
seems highly improbable that the
Doard would convene merely for the
purpose of ratifying a couple of fresh-
men schedules, and the recent confer-
ence agitation relative to Michigan's
possible re-entrance, is recalled.
There has been considerable west-
ern conference talk and numerous
rumors in middle western publications
the past few months, but the Michigan
athletic authorities have steadfastly
refused to commit themselves. The
question has been discussed at nearly
all Michigan alumni associations, but
zn the meanwhile nothing official can
Thursday's meeting occurs in the
afternoon. Following its adjournment
a handful of athletic bookings will b.
issued. , Will there be anything else?
The campus watched the last meeting
for possible developments. Nothing
Will Thursday be the same?
JACK BENTON TO CATCH FOR
MITCHELL'S CHICAGO CUBS
Jack Benton, former Varsity catcher
and football man, has been signed by
the Chicago Cubs.
Benton will leave with the squad
today for the spring training trip. He
caught for the Wolverines when the
Michigan marvel, George Sisler, was
twirling. Benton played end on the
tootball team and was a better flanker
than he was receiver during his col-
lege course. He is a big man and un-
usually fast on his feet.
Dr. Scott to Speak in Grand Rapids
Doctor Jonathan F. Scott will speak
before the Daughters of the American
Revolution of Grand Rapids Thursday
afternoon, Feb. 22. His subject will
be "Patriots in the Making," and he
will deal with the theory of teaching
patriotism in the schools.
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Basketball as she has never been
basketed before was served up the
other day by a collection of the young
hoodlums who are out for Coach
Lundgren's 1917 baseball team.
The horse-hide heavers had spent
the greater part of the afternoon
bouncing the pellet to and fro across
Doc May's brand new gym floor, much
to the disgust of Steve Farrell, who
was busy figuring out what effect the
rapidly-appearing dents would have
on the s eed of his dash men in the.
The matter was finally compromised
by deciding that if the ball went
through both holes on the same shot,
it was to count five points, if it only
went through one, it was to count
Wallie Seeks Air.
They were off again, Niemann con-
ducting his nefarious operations with
much more gusto than just before
the recent interruption, which led
some of the more critically-inclined
spectators to make unkind remarks
about certain persons stalling for
next track tussle. wind. A few more bloody moments
Finally Wallie Niemann, the Her- and the butchery had to be suspended
mansville wild man who had just got- once more, this time to seperate Nie-
ten three straight ones over in suc- mann, the irrepressible, and Ed
cession and was all swelled up on him- Ruzicka, who, in company with the
self in consequence, suggested that the ball, were doing a three-handed catch-
fast-wearying diamond artists indulge as-catch can, Greasy-Roman, hula-
in a bit of basketballing, figuring that hula waltz down the gym floor. It
he would make his reputation while took the combined efforts of all hands
his shooting eye was good. and a crowbar to pry the suffering
The unsuspecting victims readily spheriod loose from their loving
agreed, a misguided individual was grasp.
secured as referee, the spheroid was The game went on. By this time
tossed into the atmosphere, and the it had begun to resemble the famous
war was on. championship tilt between the Old La-
Big Stuff Starts. dies' home and the Hospital for Hope-
Richard Harding Davis would have lessly Shattered War Victims. Quelled
enjoyed the first half of that game. As- was the riot, stilled was the tumult,
sault with intent to kill, battery with yes, fled was the fire from Niemann's
intent to maim, attempted homicide, ey(.
blood, riot, massacre, and carnage, -Nothing was to be heard, save the
everything but actual murder in the moans of the wounded and the pants
first degree, were rife. The first break of the winded. -For aeons they played,
in the placid progress of the slaughter so it seemed to them, until finally, just
took place when the ubiquitious Wal- as her heroic son was making one last
lie came through with a large and attempt to place the name of Her-
energetic kick when the referee re- mansville forever beside those of
fused to count a ringer that he of Mount Vernon, Oyster Bay, and Med-
Hermansville had dropped through the icine Hat, by inventing a new and
exit-pole well into the locker room. weird manner of advancing the ball,
It must be admitted by the fair-minded consisting in rolling it down the floor
observer that Wallie was very reason- until it was under the goal and then
able in his demands, for he only tossing it in just then, as has been
claimed one point for the feat, basing said before,the whistle blew and the
his demands on the reasoning that in- first half was over.
asmuch as there were two pole-wells FLASH.
and only one basket, a shot into the Up to a late hour last night the sec-
former ought to count only half as ond half bad not yet begun. It is re-
much as one into the latter, for there ported that the Pride of Hermansville
was twice the chance of Making it. is resting easily.
FOR ORANGE MEET
Steve's Boys Come Out-of Notre Dame
Duel in First Class
MYSTERY SHROUDS STRENGTH
OF TOM KEA;NE'S CINDER MEN
Performances of Kesler and Sedgwick
With the Notre Dame meet safely
out of the way, Coach Steve Farrell's
Wolverine track artists ate now bend-
ing every effort in preparation for the
tussle with Syracuse in the Salt City
'Thursday night. The Maize and Blue
cinder-burners came out of the Cath-
olic argument in fine shape and ex-
pect to feed the Orangemen a little
of the same medicine as the South
Benders were forced to partake of
Little is known of the caliber of the
Methodist spiked-shoe squad. Reports
from the eastern stronghold would in-
dicate a much weaker team than those
of the past few years. "Lack of ma-
terial" seems to be the continual cry
of distress flungbout by Coach Toni
Strong in Long Runs
Curtis, Syracuse's only point-win-
ner in the last intercollegiate meet,
has been lost by graduation. In the
sprints, Bowzer, star dash man of the
1915 squad, has returned to school
and is showing well. Ayers, former
Adrian college football luminary, is
also performing in the short runs.
White and Watson!, the pick of. the
cross-country team that was seen in
action here last fall, are doing good
work in the mile.
The Orangemen are rather strongly
fortified in the half-mile, Michigan's
weak event, having as contenders Cap-
tain Newkirk and Peterson, who holds
the Syracuse record in the 880. Bernie
Brown, high hurdler, took third in the
120-yard high-hurdles at the national
junior track and field championships
at Newark last fall. Andy Schultz,
Orange mainstay in the shot-put, won
out in the pill-heaving contest in every
dual encounter indulged in by the
Methodists last year.
Kesler and Sedgwick Surprise
Coach Farrell was agreeably sur-
prisedaduring thetrecent strife with
the Catholics by the antics of some
of his men. Kesler and Sedgwick es-
pecially brought the chortles from the
teacher's lips. Edgren, the blonde
Hoosier soarer, was doped as certain
winner of the pole-vault, and Jerry's
feat of copping was a complete sur-
prise to everyone. The work of Sedg-
wick, the sophomore miler, when he
finished close behind Eddie Carroll aft-
er a gruelling race augurs well for the
future. Saturday's race, by the way,
was the youngster's first taste of act-1 jjJlj J I
iLe Scofeld, by copping the quarter!" '
and pulling down second in the 50-
yard dash, established himself as the
high individual point-winner of theT
evening with. a total of eight count- EXET EOINTR
ers. Bachman, dreadnaught-type E '
Hoosier shot-putter, was the only oth- ME
er man to place in two events, taking
third in the shot and tying for ,sec- There will be a m
ond in the pole-vault. interested in wrestli
eeting for all
FRESH TRACKSTERS MAY MEETI
COMBINED SCOTT-WAITE HIGHSE
Toledo Papers State Duel is Booked
for Saturday Night; Officials
Advices from Toledo state that a!
ernoon at 4:30 o'clock in the wr
ling rooms in Waterman gym.
meeting is to arrange for the det
of the annual tournament which
gins March 1.
The tournament will be for the
campus championship, and indivi
silver cups will be given for the
ner in each class. The purpose of
meeting is to get the men who ex
track meet has been arranged for Sat- to compete out working as soot
urday Feb. 24 between the combined possible and to mrake all necessary
cinder-path forces of Waite and Scott rangements.
high schools of that city and the
Michigan freshmen. The tussle is slat-
ed for Waterman gymnasium. Mich-
igan athletic authorities refuse either
to affirm or deny the report.
The yearlings should have a strong
team to mix with the Ohio city prep
school stars. The freshmen have sev-
eral fast dash men and should be
equally fast in the 440 and hurdles,
with Butler and Johnson competing.
Little is known about the individual
members of the 1920 aggregation but
Coach Farrell seems to think they
are rather above the average. The
meet should be interesting since the
pick of both Toledo schools will be
sent here for the fray.
Call for J-Ut Indoor Baseball Men
All candidates for the J-lit indoor
baseball team are to meet at 6:45
o'clock tonight in Waterman gym for
A movement is on foot to introdt
I two new weights in this year's toi
ney, naking six classes in all. 'T
new weights which are to be discuss
and introduced if possible are I
light-hevayweight and the feathe
weight classes. This will be the fir
time that these weights have been
lowed to compete in a Michig
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and imposing a heavy penalty for v:
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measure by a large majority.
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But Forty Candidates Show Up for
Lundgren's Initial Call for
FEW SIGN UP ON LIST TRYING
OUT FOR DEFINITE PLACES
Coach Gives Instructions on How to
Stop Rollers to All But
Only about 40 candidates answered
the first call for Varsity baseball prac-
tice in Waterman gym yesterday.
Coach Lundgren appeared disappoint-
ed by the fsilure of a larger number
to report and intimated that probably
half of the men who should be out
either overlooked the date for the first
practice or did not see the announce-
All men who expect to try out for a
place are expected to turn out for
practice immediately. A blank list for
the names and positions of men trying
out was posted on the north wall of
the gym yesterday, but at 3 o'clock
very few names were down. All can-
didates are expected to sign up on this
tablet upon coming out.
Many More Out Last Year.
In comparison with the initial turn-
out which was the result of the first
call last year, the bunch reporting yes-
terday afternoon looks like the rem-
nant of a war. As compared to 70
men answering Coach Lundgren's
summons last season, a maximum of 40
this year shows a bad decrease.
The following names were signed
on the list yesterday:
Catchers-Eager, Keen, Mattson, Un-
derwood, and Morrison.
Pitchers-Parks, Pettegren, Cutting,
Hildner, Crockett, Saunders, Birming-
ham, Van Cleef, McAllister, and God-
Outfield-Trost and Van Cleef.
The fewness of the names was prob-
ably due to the fact that only a small
number saw the tablet.
Practice consisted in stopping rollers
for those not listed as battery men,
and in warming up workouts for the
hurlers. The coach personally dem-
onstrated how to go after the ball and
set his proteges a rather fast pace.
McGinnis' Last Year Men Out.
Last year's All-fresh furnished a
fair-sized proportion of the candidates.
Horwitz, third sacker for the 1916
fresh; Middleditch, who - held down
second for McGinnis' appregation; in-
fielder, Labadie; first sacker, Cooper;
King, another third baseman; Garrett
and Kirchgessner, outfielders, and
Morrison, catcher. Neither Dancer,
Glenn, nor Parks appeared in a suit
Of the 1916 Varsity only six repre-
sentatives were on the floor: Captain
Brandell, Billy Niemann, Walterhouse,
Morrie Dunne, Ohlmacher and Birm-
ingham. Of these, the first two are
outfielders, one shortstop, a catcher,
and two twirlers. Walterhouse made
his first appearance on the floor yes-
terday. Neither-Shorty Miller nor
Joe Robins has as yet reported. Reem
and Newell were not out.
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