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On the eve of the thirtieth anniversary Dartmouth Carnival, it was announced here last night that the Committee on the Regulation of Athletic Sports has voted to make skiing an official minor sport as Captain Tom Winship and his six Canone comrades left for Hanover.
The decision was made following the recommendation of the undergraduate members of the Committee, who will also make suggestions about the basis of letter awards. Hitherto, outstanding skiers have received minor H's: but it is only now that the sport is officially recognized.
It is hoped by the ski club that the University will provide for a ski coach because it is felt that coaching would greatly reduce the high annual tell of preventable ski accidents among all skiing undergraduates.
This morning Captain Winship, Tommy Thomas, Finn Ferner, and Del Ames will start for the Crimson in the down-hill race on Moose Mountain, the first of the four events in the big weekend for the ski team. The snow conditions are only fair, but snow will probably be imported by the Indians for the various events.
High hopes are held for the schussmen. They have already won the Williams Carnival Ski meet and taken a second place at Lake Placid.
Finn Ferner, the young Norwegian who unexpectedly won the best time in the informal slalom held by the Harvard club on Thorn Mountain in Jackson last Sunday, is Harvard's new find. Two weeks ago, he won several events at Mont Tremblant in Canada. Outstanding in slalom and cross country racing, he is expected to garner many points for the Crimson team in its third major meet of the year.
Tom Winship and Del Ames, who took third and fourth in the downhill at Williams, are expected to make a good showing. Ames, a yardling, is the only man on the team entered in all four events. Tommy Thomas is a good racer and very graceful on his skis; he has spent a summer skiing in Chile.
Al Eiper and Lloyd Butterfield will probably enter both the cross country and the jumping events, while Dick Whittemore will only jump.
The Harvard seven is entered against teams from Amherst, McGill, New Hampshire, Williams, Yale, and Dartmouth. The competition is expected to be the keenest in years
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