The task of collecting money for a crew is never an easy one, no matter eon excellent the crew may be. Next to the 'Varsity the Freshman crew has to spend the most, and unfortunately it is not uncommon for this crew to end the season considerably in debt. The Freshman Crew this year gives better promise of success than any Harvard has had for years, and it will be a pity if its chances are in any way lessened by lack of funds. The collectors have been busily at work for some time and have already succeeded in raising a good deal of money. Before the first of June, however, the crew must have fifteen hundred dollars more in order to meet the expense of the stay at Poughkeepsie.
This can easily be raised if the class will extend the support which is ahead of it. It is often impossible for the collectors to canvass the whole class and it would greatly aid the management if the men who are willing to give something to the crew and who have not been seen by the collectors would offer their subscription themselves. We hope that a class which has been able to put so good a crew on the water will see to it that this crew does not end the year even slightly in debt.