TO THE EDITORS OF THE CRIMSON:-
MANY reasons have recently been given for the decline of our interest in rowing, one of which is thought by several boating men to deserve some attention. The cups for which the crews contend in the spring and autumn races are of the most ordinary description; those won in the last club-race being little superior to those offered in scratch-races. It is the opinion of prominent boating men that if finer cups were offered there would be more rivalry among the crews, and a greater desire to row on them. Such a result would, of course, bring many to the boathouse who are never seen there now, and could be accomplished at a moderate cost. Mr. Blakey has signified his willingness to give twenty-five dollars every year toward the cups. The balance to be made up would be small, and certainly could be spent to no better advantage if it accomplished its end.
O. A. R.