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The H. A. A. Meeting

The annual meeting of the H. A. A. took place last evening in Upper Massachusetts hall. Mr. Woodbury called the meeting to order a little after 7 o'clock and the business began with the officers' reports. President Balch began his report with a resume of the Mott Haven cup controversy which broke out afresh last year. This matter has been at last settled and Harvard is to keep the cup in 1890 in any case. He then spoke about the winter meetings; the tediousness of so much wrestling on the first day and his disapproval of all sparring on Ladies Day. This he would remedy by putting all the sparring and wrestling into the first day, then should the entries prove too large, have a preliminary meeting, and have the winners only compete in the regular one. The two Ladies days might be compressed into one, and a gymnastic contest with Yale arranged to take the place of the third meeting. This would revive the interest, which is not what it should be, in those meetings at which there is no sparring. Mr. Balch ended his report with a reference to the trouble, which has arisen about intercollegiate and college records. An intercollegiate record now must be made at the I. C. A. A. meeting in New York, and is not at all the same as a college record which may be made at any regular college meeting. This matter, he says, should be settled. Mr. Woodbury then read his report as treasurer. The cash balance this year is only $18.00 against somewhat over $300.00 last. This, however, is accounted for by the increased expenses in cups for the extra hare and hound runs, in sending a team to Cedarhurst, and in the unusual size of team sent to New York. The next business before the meeting was the election of officers. Mr. Woodbury, '89, and Mr. Mandell, '89, were nominated for the president. The first ballot resulted in a tie. On the second ballot Mr. Mandell was elected 64 to 57. Mr. Painter, '89, was unanimously chosen vice-president and Mr.E. C. Sturgis, '90, treasurer, Mr. Wendell, '91, and Mr. Moen, '91, were nominated for secretary, Mr. Wendell being elected 66 to 26. Mr. Sturgis then spoke of the necessity of a revision of the constitution and asked that a committee be appointed for this work. The meeting empowered the chair to appoint such a committee and it was referred to the executive.

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