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THE NEW CREW COACH

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Although Mr. Bingham's statement Monday announcing the appointment of Charles J. Whiteside to the Harvard crew coaching staff deliberately omitted mention of the exact post Mr. Whiteside would hold upon his arrival in Cambridge, dispatches from Syracuse indicate that he is coming under the definite understanding that he is to be head coach. Before he actually takes up his duties as chief rowing mentor, however, it is to be hoped that a definite understanding will be reached on the inter-relation of the crew candidates, the head coach his assistants, Mr. Bingham, and the various groups of alumni who sometime make the college's rowing policies a matter of concern to themselves.

There still remain vestiges of past rowing history which may hamper the new coach. It is to be hoped that he will be given free reign to carry out his policies as he sees fit. He should have complete power to name his own assistants and to regulate and direct coaching of all rowing at Harvard from the freshman dormitory crews right up to the first university eight. From all reports, Mr. Whiteside is the type of man to be entrusted with a share in Harvard's crew destinies not only to the extent of turning out winning combinations but also, and more important, from the point of view of the development of crew as a pleasurable and healthy recreation for all the undergraduates who may care to indulge in it.

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