In refusing Yale's challenge and accepting Columbia's the freshman crew has certainly acted wisely. Even if a freshman race between Yale and Harvard were desirable, it could not be arranged this year. Ninety-two must certainly row Columbia this year, for in the last two years Columbia has defeated our freshman crews. It is not wise for three crews to row a race over the course at New London, and neither Harvard or Columbia will admit Yale to a "three-cornered" race. It is also out of the question to row a second race, as Yale wishes, for the strain on a freshman crew would be too severe and the expense of a longer stay at New London too great. Before our freshmen can row Yale they must beat Columbia, and this we trust they will do next June.