Quite contrary to the usual policy, the crew management has this year seen fit to restrict at this early date, the number of candidates to the lowest minimum. This means that only those men on the University and class boats will be allowed further development. This policy seems open to criticism. Athletics are, in a primary sense, the means of affording physical training. To give the many daily exercise and training, there in lies the value. Athletics are not a business; they are recreation. And the moment their benefits are restricted to a few, they lose their fundamental value. This early cutting naturally deprives many men of their favorite regular exercise. The many are sacrificed for the few. This seems at once unfair and undemocratic. It is hoped that some plan may be effected whereby the men who are not yet of University crew calibre, can continue without interference to the regular crews in their competitive training.