About 1500 members of the University witnessed the open practice yesterday. The men, headed by the band, marched by classes from the Union through the Yard to Soldiers Field. The singing and cheering went off smoothly and were very effective.
After the usual preliminary work, the first and second elevens lined up for about 15 minutes of open practice, in which time the first scored two touchdowns and the second one. Donald, Cochrane and Burnett were out in football clothes and played on the second. The other coaches were Haughton, Dibblee, Knox, Dean, J. Lawrence, J. Upton, Garrison, Waters, Lewis, F. Hallowell and Dr. Newell.
The work of the team showed some improvement, although the substitute backs prevented the plays from running very smoothly. The line charged well together, although sometimes a trifle ahead of the ball. All the men played with a great deal of spirit and helped each other along.
The first eleven scored its first touchdown directly after the kick-off, advancing the ball by line plays, straight down the field without once losing it. McGrew carried it over. Lawrence failed to kick goal. The second scored on a blocked kick at the 35 yard line, Rainsford getting the ball and carrying it over for a touchdown. No goal was tried. The third touchdown was scored by the first eleven on Derby's 20-yard run. Again no goal was tried.
After the open practice the substitutes lined up against the second eleven for 25 minutes of play, in which each side scored one touchdown. Mifflin scored the touchdown for the substitutes on a 75 yard run and Parmelee scored for the second after hard play inside the 20 yard line.