Tryouts for Varsity football have apparently halved the ranks of candidates for the House teams, for Coach Samborski and his assistants worked with only 70 men in the first practice of the year yesterday.
Kirkland headed the list with 18 men, trailed by Winthrop with 12. The other Houses failed to have enough to make a team.
The total is a drop of 55 from the turnout of 125 of last year, and is a third of the record 220 that appeared in 1933. In contrast is the unusual number of candidates for the Varsity under the new regime. IT is expected that most of those cut from the squad will appear in the House ranks within a week.
Practice was light, consisting mostly of calisthenics, and was held on the former Freshman field. The winner of the round robin is slated to play the winning Yale college college at New Haven on Saturday. November 16, while the rest of the schedule is to be announced early next week.