Fifty Princeton students left college on Monday for a three-weeks' trip to Key West, during which they will receive practical instruction in navigation. The men, who are under the direction of Dr. A. G. Mayer, of the faculty at Princeton, have been preparing since last fall to take examinations for commissions in the Navy, and are finishing their theoretical work with actual practice on the water. The cadets have also received instruction in ordnance and gunnery under a naval officer.
Word was recently received by Dr. Mayer that commissions as ensigns would be granted immediately to the ten highest men in the class, upon the completion of the course. The other cadets will be required to take the regular examinations for commissions. Another naval course will be started this second term which will be more comprehensive than the first.