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When Captain W. P. Ellison '27 leads his men out on the ice of the Boston Arena for their opening practice this afternoon, hockey, first among the winter sports of the University, will get its official start. For the past week a squad of about 40 men has been running on Soldiers Field, getting into condition for the arduous campaign that faces the Crimson skaters this winter.

A scant ten days of actual work on the ice remain before the opening tilt on December 10, when Captain Ellison is stick men will square off against M. I. T. at the Arena. Coach Bigelow's problem will be to select as soon as possible from the wealth of experienced material on hand the strongest possible team to carry the colors of the University in the strenuous engagements that follow. With tentative dates listed with several powerful Canadian teams during Christmas week, a smooth, strong sextet must be chosen almost at once.

The Freshman ice season will open soon, with the call for candidates. While the final choice of a coach is still in doubt, it is hoped that J. H. Dempsey '24, who has coached the undefeated Freshman combinations of the last three years, will again take charge of the first-year skaters.

This afternoon Coach E. L. Farrell of the University track team plans to begin his work in preparation for the winter track season. Until Christmas the work will consist largely of conditioning exercise in the cage, primarily for University and Freshman weight men. With favorable weather conditions, there will also be workouts for runners of both squads. The outdoor track will not be in place until after the Christmas holidays, when the real training will start.

For the first time in some years the outdoor relay races with M. I. T., usually held in January, will not take place this winter. Coach Farrell will enter individual stars in the B. A. A. meet, the K. of C. meet, and the American Legion meet. In addition, there will be the annual Triangular Meet with Cornell and Dartmouth, and the Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in New York. The 1930 runners will match strides in dual meets with Andover and Exeter.

Under the watchful eye of Coach Danguy, the University fencing squad is working out daily in preparation for a hard schedule. The whole of last year's foils team was lost by graduation, and lack of experience is liable to prove the greatest handicap to the development of the squad. The swordsmen upon whom Coach Danguy is counting to form the nucleus of his team are Captain R. P. Outer bridge '28, A. C. Lane '27, J. F. Davidson '27, M. R. Berliner '28, and G. H. Umbsen '29, who was captain of last year's Freshman duellers.

Five Dual Meets Arranged

Five dual meets have been tentatively scheduled prior to the semi-finals of the Northern Division of the Fencing League at New Haven on March 18 and 19, when the University will vie with Columbia, Dartmouth, M. I. T. and Yale for the right to journey to the finals of the Intercollegiate League in New York on April 1 and 2.

Coach Wachter has the candidates for the University basketball five practicing daily for the opening gam

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