Only a little more than 100 men have as yet enrolled in the course Military Science and Tactics 1. As the War Department at Washington requires 100 as a minimum before the course can qualify as a unit in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps this means that so far the University, which last year took the lead in the intercollegiate preparedness movement, has only a little more than one unit to date.
By the latest reports obtainable Yale has from 500 to 600 men enrolled in the military department, Technology has 600, the University of Pennsylvania has 400, and Cornell 1,200. In comparison with these other colleges the University's showing is exceptionally poor.
Contrary to the expectation of many members of the University there will be no voluntary organization similar to last year's Regiment this year. Enrolment in the course is the only means by which undergraduates may show active sympathy with the preparedness movement in the University as applied to the officers' training corps. For Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores no previous military training is necessary in order to enroll, but Freshmen are required to consult Captain Cordier at Weld 3 by next Tuesday before they will be permitted to take the course.