EDITORS DAILY CRIMSON:-Something ought to be said about the number and condition of the boats belonging to the boat club. There have been notices in the CRIMSON about the advantages of private boating, and it is the wish of the leading boating men in college that the boat-house and the boats be used more by private persons, and that men not on any of the crews should take some interest in rowing. Any member of the University can have the use of the boats belonging to the club by paying five dollars a season. But there are very few boats that can be used, only two at the most, and these are in very bad condition. Such being the case, it is not strange that there is little or no interest in private rowing. Many men who enjoy the sport would gladly pay the assessment of five dollars, if they could be reasonably sure of a fair boat. Would it not be a good plan for the boat club to look into this matter, and either by having the old boats, of which there are several, repaired, or by purchasing a few new ones, increase the facilities for private boating? By so doing the boat club would benefit many men and would itself be a gainer in the end.
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