In an interview printed in the Boston Herald Coach Lawrence Bankart, of the Colgate football eleven, the team that gave Yale such a close battle last Saturday, said that the Blue did not have the strong team that is generally supposed.
"This year's Yale team is not such a wonderful eleven," he said. In fact, it is not as good a team as that of two years ago, which defeated Colgate by a close score. The Yale line is not very aggressive, and only Captain Black and Galt, the latter, while he was in the game, played low. Our backs slit through the line in great style, and it was surprising how easily the Eli attack was stopped. Legore is the star man, but he has not the team-mates to work with that he had two years ago. Legore punted better than he did the week before, and while Yale is pointing toward Princeton and Harvard, the latter more so than the Princeton game, much trouble may be expected from Brown next Saturday, . . . . If Colgate had had a back of the type of Casey, of Harvard, who, I understand, is able to sidestep and dodge with skill, we would have had a touchdown."
Bankart has during his several years at Colgate given Yale a lot of trouble, twice beating the Blue and two other times losing by close scores.
Andover Coach Favors Yale 1920.
The Freshman game between the University and Yale is also causing expressions of opinion from critics. Fred Daly, the former Yale football captain and present Andover coach, in an article in the Yale News, said that he believed the Yale freshmen had excellent prospects in the coming game with the University first-year men. Andover has played the freshman teams of both universities this fall.
"Since I saw the Harvard Freshmen play early in the season," Mr. Daly said, "it is hard for me to judge them rightly. However, taking both teams at what I should consider their best, I believe that the Yale Freshmen have a slight advantage over Harvard. I believe that they have a better all-round team. Considering only the individuals on the two teams, it seems to me that the Yale eleven is better man for man.
"There are several different respects in which the Blue are superior to the Harvard Freshmen. Their ends are excellent. They outclass anything Harvard has to offer. Also, they have a speedy, hard-hitting backfield that will be hard to stop. How great a success the team has against Harvard will depend largely on the extent to which the line improves."
18,176 Students in Columbia.
Again reports come in that colleges throughout the country have increased registrations. An enrolment of 18,173 students makes Columbia again the largest university in the world. This figure includes the summer school registration of 8,023 and those students who are attending the fall term of the University, including the College of Physicians and Surgeons and the College of Pharmacy. This registration exceeded that provided for by the trustees in their budget, which follows for 15,000 students. In Columbia College the enrolment has increased from 1,118 last fall to 1,294.
Amherst Passes 500 Mark.
For the first time since it abolished the degree of Bachelor of Science, Amherst has passed the 500 mark in enrolment. The completed registration statistics show an increase of 75 over last year's enrolment. The total number of students is now 504.
745 Freshmen at Penn. State.
At the Pennsylvania State College, too, all records of attendance are broken this year. There are 2,352 students enrolled in the regular residence courses. More than 1,100 attended the summer session, and 4,000 others are studying various branches by correspondence with the college. The freshman class numbers 745, an increase of 104 over the entering class last year. In the School of Natural Science there is a 37 percent, increase, which is directly attributed to the demand for industrial chemists in the manufacturing plants of this country. The School of Mines has a registration that is 30 per cent. greater than ever before. Slight decrease are noted in the Schools of Agriculture and Engineering.
Novel Military Training at M. I. T.
A volunteer engineer corps is being organized at Technology. Major Cole, who is at the head of military affairs at the Institute, has announced that the original plan of having Technology men enter the regular work of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps, including signing a pledge to take certain recommendations as to dent Maclaurin. As a result the president lar work of the Institute, and still secure for Technology men the privileges of the original plan. since the requirements for entrance into the regular Army engineer corps include the passing of an examination covering a number of subjects, it would be impossible for the present seniors of juniors to make up the back work covering some of these subjects. So at present a volunteer engineer corps is being formed which is to have no obligations to the government and the original plan will be followed out as far as possible.
Yale Dramat. to Present "Ours."
"Ours" is the title of the play selected by the Yale Dramatic Club to be presented on its Christmas trip. The play has had a long and successful history. It was first presented in Liverpool in 1866 and subsequently in London and New York running or 150 successive nights in the former city. In New York, Lester Wallick appeared in the Leading role.
The author is T. W. Robertson, the English dramatist, who is recognized as the founder of modern theatrical realism. "Caste," "society," "David Garrick" and "School" are other well-known plays by the same author.
"Ours" is a war play, and the title refers to a regiment in the Crimean was called "Ours" by its members. The play is a humorous one, however, and does not depict the tragic side of war. E. M. Woolley, Yale 1911, who put on "Troilus and Eresida" for the Yale Dramatic Club last spring is in charge of the production.