Every year it is apparently necessary to revile the Freshman class for not supporting its various teams. The communication printed in another column this morning shows that only about 50 Freshmen considered it worth their while to report for the first practice of the crew, a state of affairs which is particularly hard to understand after Harvard's success in rowing last year. Probably the best oarsmen in the class are among this number, but as it has so often been shown, good oarsmen can be developed from men of no experience. It is to be hoped that the size of the squad today will show that an abundance of important engagements was the cause of yesterday's pitiful showing.