On February 15 Yale will hold a rifle match with Oxford University by cable, the first contest of its kind ever arranged. The standard national rifle 75-foot targets will be used, and eight men will compose the teams. Officers of the United States and British Armies will act as referees of the match. The Yale team, which meets the University on April 15, has already won its opening shoot with Columbia.
Yale's track team schedule of indoor meets is one of the most imposing ever arranged in its history. It includes general competition in the Johns Hopkins University annual games, and university and freshman relay races at the Boston Athletic Association games.
The opening event of the season will be at the Brooklyn College games, in Brooklyn, on January 29. They will meet the University at the B. A. A. games on February 5 in a two-mile relay race. This latter has been a feature of those games for thirty-five years, and is the oldest college relay event in America.
The relay team will take part in the Melrose Athletic Association games on February 8 in New York City. Landon of Yale, champion high jumper of the Olympic games, will be featured in the invitation high jump. Harvey S. Read, captain of the Yale team, will run in the three-quarter-mile race, and Thomas Campbell will compete in the six hundred yard special.
The Johns Hopkins games take place on February 26, and Yale will be represented by its relay team and a number of track stars. To the New York Athletic Club games on March 5, the entire team will be sent.
Plans have been completed at Princeton for a revival of lacrosse as a recognized sport. A call will be issued in a few days for candidates. Since most of the men who have experience are ineligible on account of transfer the team this year will be "informal." Next year, however, it will be recognized as a minor sport team.
A drive for $360,000 with which to build a concrete memorial stadium recently was opened at Dartmouth.
The proposed stadium will seat five thousand and wooden stands can be erected providing for excess crowds. At the entrance to the field a memorial arch will be built, commemorating the ninety Dartmouth men killed in the war.
Three baseball fields, two new hockey rinks and eleven tennis courts also will be constructed with the money raised. This equipment will put Dartmouth on a footing with any of its rivals.
According to a recent announcement by the Athletic Council, the 1921 Dartmouth baseball team will have a southern trip the first part of April. Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, and Navy are included in the list, which calls for eight games in as many days excluding Sunday.
The 1921 football schedule has been announced as follows: September 24, Norwich at Hanover; October 1, Middlebury at Hanover; October 8, N. H. State at Hanover; October 15, University of Tennessee at Hanover; October 22, Columbia at Hanover; October 29, Cornell at Ithaca; November 5, open; November 12, Penn at New York; November 19, Syracuse at New York.
University of Kansas
Salaries of professors and instructors at the University of Kansas will be raised, if the plans of the alumni are put through. According to statistics, the average salary now being paid the 216 faculty members is $2303, a fairly low figure in comparison with the average of other universities, due chiefly to a lower percentage of increase in salaries since the beginning of the war.
Among other arguments for a large increase in salaries is a comparison with salaries paid in other lines of work. The class of 1906 of Princeton University, for instance, was earning during the fifth year after graduation an average of $2225, and the class of 1906 at Yale was earning an average of $2440.
University of Pennsylvania
All the machinery of the various executive departments of the University of Pennsylvania has been set into motion by the influx of letters from students who seek admission here in February. Hundreds of applications have been pouring in from all over the country, and while no definite count has been made as yet it is known that far more have applied this year than for any other second term in Pennsylvania's history.
More than 250 men have answered the call for crew candidates. Although a record number of men have signed up, new candidates will be given a chance to register during the first part of this week.
The 150-pound crew from last year is intact, with the exception of Knight, who rowed No. 5. No one has been picked to fill his place yet, and there is a lively competition between some fifteen candidates for that seat in the boat. The rest of the crew will row as follows: Mitchell, stroke; Kloss, No. 7; Jellineck, No. 6; Barnhart, No. 4; Pratt, No. 3; Goodis, No. 2, and Geis, bow.
Copeland, Swan, Guenther, Howell and Dean, of last year's University crew, have reported, but it is doubtful whether Howell will be able to row this year, as he is in the Medical School, and will have little time to devote to crew work. His loss will be a serious blow to the crew.