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Weld Boat Club.

The trustees of the new boat house on the Charles river met in Holden chapel last night a number of undergraduates who are interested in rowing, to discuss the management of the club. Mr. Crowninshield, an old 'varsity oarsman, stated that in the opinion of Mr. Weld and many of the graduates rowing at Harvard college begins at the wrong end. Men rarely go into rowing for fun, but to get on a crew. Heretofore there have been no facilities for anything else; but Mr. Weld '60, has built and equipped a boat house such as has never been seen at Harvard before. There have been enough boats built to float fifty to seventy men at one time and there are two hundred lockers, two bath-rooms, a steam heated meeting room and space for an unlimited number of private boats. A fee of five dollars will be charged to each undergraduate to join the club and one dollar a year for the use of a locker. The undergraduates ought to take hold and make the thing a success. If two hundred and fifty or three hundred persons join the club it can be run easily and kept in good condition. There are flye four oars of exactly the same build which can be used for races, also a number of singles, pair-oars, and other boats. There ought to be plenty of races and much practice on the river. An experienced boat-builder will be employed as janitor to keep the boats in order. The boat house is to be ran as a club by undergraduates just as any other university organization is run.

A committee of nine was appointed to draw up rules for the conduct of the club and report them to the trustees. This committee is to nominate officers at a mass meeting of the undergraduates to be held as soon as something has been decided upon. The committee consists of the captain of each class crew, the president of each class and the captain of the university crew.

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