Statistics From Dillon Field House Supply Room Reveal Startling Thirst Caused by Virile Effort
Fifty Thousand Lily Drinking Cups Can Only Bear Reflection On Athletic Vigor
Fifty thousand Lily drinking cups are used in one year by the athletic teams of Harvard University, according to a check up made recently at the supply-room in the Dillon Field House. From eight to ten dozen alone are used during a Varsity football game, while a baseball game demands four or five dozen.
Football players receive the largest amount of equipment in the fall. Over 500 uniforms, including pants jerseys, pads, and stockings, are given out at the start of the season, and on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and game days, when sweat clothes are changed, an equal number of suits of underwear are issued to the players. Added to this are 600 pairs of shoes: 275 helmets, which are collected after each practice or game: 200 hoods, on practice days, and from 40 to 50 on game days: 125 blankets, also collected each day: and, during the season, 25 gross of shoe laces, used in shoes, leg lacings, and shoulder pads. Twenty football's are given out every day to touch football teams: the Varsity squad uses atleast two new balls a day, and sometimes three, so that the total is 16 for every week. The used pigskins are then passed on to the Javyee. Freshman. House, and touch football teams in turn.
Approximately 135 pairs of track shoes are issued to track and cross-country men. These men also have three changes of sweat clothes during the week; on those days, 150 sweat shirts and pants are given out to the runners. Soccer and lacrosse men must supply their own shoes, but other equipment is furnished by the HAA. A new soccer ball is used in every game while from ten to 12 used ones are given out each day. In the spring, lacrosse usually draws from 100 to 125 men, and these must be supplied with sticks. From eight to ten dozen balls are used in one season by the players engaged in this sport, but this seemingly large number is dwarfed by the baseball teams, which use a dozen new balls every day, or a total of six dozen a week.
Withint the Field House, 800 towels are passed out each day. These towels are laundered outside of the University and are delivered in rolls consisting of 25 towels per roll. All other laundry work, as well as shoe repairing and tailoring, is done at Soldiers Field.