IT is none too early for the various classes to begin to get together material for the crews that are to row in the spring, as it will require fully three months to train class eights up to the standard of last year. The chances of success are so evenly balanced, that if proper captains are chosen, and due care is taken in selecting men to row, the race must be very close. There ought to be plenty of men willing to train, with all the advantages that are now at hand, and the interest that is centred in these class contests. As they are likely to be popular for a long time to come, it might be worth while to perpetuate the name of the winning crew each year on a suitable tablet in the Gymnasium. From some such record as this it would be easy to trace in the future the classes that were most distinguished on the water.