Conferring this afternoon in a special meeting called by Athletic Director Robert Kiphuth, the Yale Rowing Committee will probably confirm tentative plans for reviving the Eli varsity crew to oppose Crimson rowers for the first time since 1942.
The eighty-first annual meeting with the Crimson, slated for June 1, on the Charles, is the only event on the proposed Eli schedule. Dick Pocock, whose brother George builds most American shells, is expected to be named as the Yale coach.
Race Impossible Until Now
Because of a three week discrepancy in commencement dates, a renewal of the Crimson-Eli competition had seemed impossible this year until William J. Bingham '16, University athletic director, matched a similar gesture by the Yale football team by offering to extend the Crimson crew season through exam period.
Renewal of the Eli crew represents the overcoming of serious war-time obstacles, including transportation difficulties imposed by the distance of the Thames from the Yale campus. The Blue varsity was organized at this late season date with the single object of meeting their traditional rivals from Cambridge.