Today the University crew leaves Cambridge for New London, and we hope many men will gather to give them a hearty send-off. For nearly six months the men on the crew have been training hard and faithfully, and in less than two weeks the contest they have been working to win is to take place. There is no doubt that the best material available has been utilized, and the crew Harvard puts on the water is the best that careful coaching and faithful work of captain and men could make. We believe, in spite of the continuous disparagement of the crew that is heard on all sides, that the eight this year is a strong one, and that its chances for victory at New London are bright. The three members of the Graduate Committee have earned the hearty thanks of every man who has the best interest of boating at heart for the time they have spent in coaching the crew. In spite of some articles which have appeared from time to time in the Boston papers, written in disparagement of the work of the Committee, no one in college or anywhere else who knows anything about their work undervalues it in any way. The committee have spared no time or pains to make the crew a winning one, and whether their efforts are met with success or noi they have earned the gratitude of the college at large.
As the crew go today we wish them the success they deserve, and hope with the college to rejoice in the victory on the twenty-ninth.