The candidates for the Yale university crew have been thinned down to fourteen. Of these, Captain Allen, Rogers and Brewster had seats in the boat last year, and Newell and Harrison were substitutes. The last two men are considered excellent oarsmen, and will probably have regular places this year. The other candidates are Heffelfinger, '91, Simms, '90, Balliet, '92, Crosby, '92, Ely, '91, Ferris, '91, Isham, '91, Klimpke, '92, and Ryle, '92. Gill and Hartwell may also be depended upon when wanted.
The training at present consists of the usual gymnasium work and rowing in the tank, varied by a pull up the Quinnipiac river in a barge whenever the weather will permit. The men are being shifted around considerably just at present, but the following order is looked upon as one that would not vary much from the final selection: 1, Rogers, '90, 163 pounds; 2, Simms, '90, 164; 3, Brewster, '91, 168; 4, Ferris, '91, 187; 5, Heffelfinger, '91, 197; 6. Newell, '90, 185: 7, Allen, '90, 170; 8, Harrison, '90, 163; coxswain, Neil Gray, Jr., '90. If Gill and Hartwell should consent to row, they would probably be placed at 2 and 4.
There are about 25 freshmen in training, and judging from the work their class crew did last fall in the race between the academic and scientific classes, a very good crew will be turned out. It is probable that Yale and Harvard will cease rowing "side-show" races and this means that the events will be a race each year between the respective university and freshman crews. Bob Cook, who has been in New Haven recently, expressed his satisfaction at the work done by the candidates for both 'varsity and freshman crews. Incidentally he expressed himself as being decidedly in favor of a dual league with Harvard.