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Athletic Ground Prospects

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The most important question that las yet been brought before the Athletic Association is the one of fitting up the new athletic field, vhich was purchased last f all. The ield lies on South State street, beween that street and the Toledo and Ann Arbor railroad. Before it can be used it will be necessary to ence it, make an accurate survey for the location of running track, baseball diamond, football field, tennis courts, grand stand, etc. The expense of building a grand stand and constructing a diamond and running track will be very large, and as the Athletic Association wil] not be able to bear even a small part of the expense, it has been agreed to present a memorial to the Regents, asking that funds be furnished to carry on the work. The officers of the Association have written to Harvard, Yale and Columbia for plans of their athletic grounds. When these plans are received, the directors, together with the advisory board, will prepare plans for the grounds and estimates of the cost of fixing them up. The faculty members of the advisory board will present these plans to the Regents when they meet, week after next, and ask for the money necessary to do the work. If the Regents fail to grant the request, it will be impossible to fit up the grounds for use this . spring. It is generally believed that the Regents will provide this money. Should this be done, work will begin at once, an3 our long-cherished plans for an athletic field will soon be