Special attention is called to the notice about skating which appears in another column. The blue-books and the blanks which have been placed in certain stores are simply for the purpose of forming an estimate of the number of men who wish to see the scheme of a skating pond on Holmes put into practice. The matter has been actively taken in hand by one or two men who have talked with the Athletic Committee and who must know just how many students are in sympathy with them before they can go further with the matter. If only a few men sign the blue-books there can be no further use of effort for this new movement; if, on the contrary, it becomes evident that there is a pretty general sentiment in favor of the plan it can probably be carried out successfully. Men who are interested in the matter will help it on its way by putting their signatures on the list as soon as possible.