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PHYSICAL EXAMINATION FOR FRESHMEN.

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Under the present system of voluntary physical examinations it is very largely the men who need to be examined least who, through eligibility for a crew or a team, take advantage of the opportunity. If physical examination were made compulsory for the whole Freshman class it would enable the Physical Director to pick out all the men who are undeveloped and to advise them to take a certain form of exercise, while men in good physical condition could know at the very beginning of their course for what form of exercise they were best fitted.

Perhaps some Freshmen do not go out for sports because they are uncertain of their physical capacity. They let the matter slide and consequently get very little exercise and no athletics during their college course. A word to such men at a physical examination at the beginning of the college year from a man who knows their condition would not only help the men themselves but indirectly the organized sports of the University.

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