IT is elsewhere announced that the scratch races will take place to-morrow. We wish earnestly to advise all who take the slightest interest in boating to enter their names for these races, in which the number of contestants, rather than their quality, is what is desired. We would most strongly urge those who make their first appearance here this year to improve this opportunity to pull in races which, although the stakes are small, and little honor is won or lost, nevertheless afford the captain of the University Crew and the captains of the club crews one of the best opportunities of the year to judge of and to select the material from which to form their crews. The captain of the University particularly is obliged to look to these races in picking out what new men he needs. His men must be selected at once, and to Freshmen, since he is yet unacquainted with them, his sharpest scrutiny will naturally be given. Hence it is that we would so impress upon the new-comers, and upon all who desire to try for the crew, the necessity of improving this, their pleasantest and best opportunity of showing to the experienced and watchful eyes which will be upon them what is their promise as oarsmen.