Over one hundred inexperienced yearling oars are churning the placid waters of the Charles daily, as Bert Haines, Freshman coach, directs their efforts in the Leviathan, traditional training barge of future Red Top huskies.
Coach Haines said yesterday that it is still much too early to offer any comment concerning the latent possibilities in this year's green material, but that it seemed to be a bit lighter than usual. So that he can devote all his time to impressing the fundamentals of a quick shoot-away and slo-o-ow recovery to his bargemen, he has turned the experienced Freshmen, including three prep school captains, over to Charlie Whiteside, varsity mentor.
Coach Whiteside has put six yearling crews into shells, but only two of these average above 160 pounds, leaving about 16 men who have rowed before eligible for the Freshman crew next spring. This means that there is a much greater op- portunity for the 1939 bargemen than last year, when there were 32 prep school veterans. All those who raced against Yale in the Freshman race last June had seen shell service before entering college.
The fourteen veterans who have returned this year have been sent to Weld for three weeks of sculling. Other varsity candidates have been put into four crews which work out daily. There are also six 150-pound shells rowing regularly