Note and Comment.
THE BOATING OUTLOOK AT YALE.
"There is no disputing the fact that the old-time enthusiasm in boating has given way to a state of apathy. The Dunham Club, which supplies excellent facilities for boating practice, has seen its best days. The inter-class races as a rule are spiritless contests in which the participants are the only ones very much interested. Boating has been on a decline, and men have gotten their exercise from other sources. The wide popularity of tennis has taken many good men who might have had their exercise on the water. The crew men and those within the aquatic circle sorely regret this state of affairs. Strong efforts to revive boating interest will be made. Just what direction these efforts will take it is not now possible to say. The matter is being quietly discussed. It is not improbable that next spring a return will be made to sixes in the class races, on the ground that enough good men cannot be had for an eight. It is likely, too, that an eight-oared race between the Yale and Harvard freshmen will be arranged. This would be a decidedly good move and could not fail of advantageous results. The boating outlook cannot be said to be promising, but judicious management and conscientious work may compensate for lack of material and experience. Of last year's crew there are now in college Cowles, Peters and Paton. Appleton, '86, substitute last year, is a finished oarsman, and will, undoubtedly, have a seat in the next boat. Vernon and Furrington, also substitutes, are available."