Following the annual conference of Harvard and Yale rowing officials and representatives of the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad on Friday in New Haven, it was announced that the Harvard-Yale crew race this year will be rowed downstream on the Thames at 6.30 o'clock, Eastern Standard time, on the afternoon of Friday, June 20.
Plans to schedule the race earlier in the afternoon fell through when the railroad officials explained that congestion of traffic in New London would make this impossible, and accordingly the customary evening hour was chosen.
At the meeting it was announced by W. P. Read, general passenger agent of the railroad that 3710 spectators will be accommodated on the observation trains, an increase of 340 over last year's figures. This has been made possible by the construction of 85 additional cars, each considerably larger than those of former trains. The new cars will be 40 feet long, of steel construction, and with canvas tops. A wire mesh on the back and sides will replace the usual canvas giving the passengers more air