So far this season there has been but little interest in the Shooting Club. In all only about twenty-five men are active members of the club, and no more than a dozen of them have come out for practice. It certainly seems as if in a University of this size there should be more available material. For the past three years the team competing against the other universities has had practically the same make-up, owing largely to lack of competition.
This spring, on April 31, the annual shoot will include Yale, Columbia, U. of P., Princeton and Harvard. The cup, which will become the property of the college winning it the greatest number of times in five years has already gone twice to Princeton, once to Yale, and last year to Harvard.
Therefore, if we are to have any chance of becoming permanent possessors of this trophy, we must win this spring so as to tie with Frinceton. This can only be accomplished by the support of all men in the University who have any experience in shooting. The fear of continuous practice might deter some men from coming out for the team, but an hour every other day or even twice a week is certainly not a great demand on one's time.
The shooting so far this season has been mediocre and yesterday afternoon was an average day, most of the men being extremely unreliable. The best score was made by C. J. Paine '97, who broke 70 per cent of his birds. Next week a handicap shoot will be held for which the prize will be a revolver, and on Monday the second shoot for the Founder's Cup will take place.