Leaving five other House crews in their wake, Winthrop and Eliot won their opening heats of the season yesterday afternoon, turning in times of 5:57 and six minutes flat respectively. The only House that did not participate was Adams, which was forced to default because of a leg injury to one of its members.
The lineup of the crews in the order in which they finished was as follows:
Winthrop: Berrien Anderson, stroke; Bill Dewey, 7; Don Pitkin, 6; Bill Appel, 5; Bill Apthorp, 4; Paul Sheeline, 3; Miles Wambaugh, 2; Sam Tucker, 1; Sam Leland, cox.
Leverett: Don Johnson, stroke; Bill Eustis, 7; Henry Bigelow, 6; Doug Burns, 5; George Crane, 4; Bob Boot, 3; Bob Neiley, 2; Will Hunnewell, 1; Don Quimby, cox.
Dunster: Bill Lucas, stroke; Walt Rogers, 7; Bill Schal, 6; Frank Hammond, 5; Fred Cunningham, 4; Al Schmidt, 3; Tom Winship, 2; Finn Ferner, 1; Cliff Taylor, cox.
Dudley: Howard Healy, stroke; Merrit Saldinger, 7; Herb Yarish, 6; Jack Hurwitz, 5; Mal McArdle, 4; Bert Huberman, 3; Mort Wilson, 2; Ed Palmer, 1; Jack Bernstein, cox.
In the second heat, the boatings, in the order of finishing, are as follows:
Eliot: Gene Wulsin, stroke; Herb Church, 7; Hugh Manning, 6; John Carpenter, 5; Chub Peabody, 4; Henry "Soup" Campbell, 3; Joe Grant, 2; Charlie Putnam, 1; John Straus, cox.
Kirkland: Eb Stern, stroke; Bud Wentworth, 7; Iggy Anderson, 6; Ed Garrison, 5; Morris Lambie, 4; Bert Roth, 3; Haskell Schell, 2; Mike Murray, 1; Sam Mantel, cox.
Lowell: Andy Kauffman, stroke; Thompson Orr, 7; Bill Dutton, 6; Sam Kent, 5; Bill Lewis, 4; Don Bradshaw, 3; Sven Peterson, 2; Dick Bowen, 1; Howard Oedel, cox.