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line at will, and it is difficult to see why
they scored not more than one touch-
down. This contest mariced the start
of organised cheering, the leaders ap-
pointed by the H.A.A. being W. J. Bing-
ham, '16, H. L. Nash, '16, D. P. Morgan,
Jr., '16, and R. N. Williams, 8d, '16.

Virginia, the team which defeated
Yale 10 to eariier in the season, failed
to produce an attack of great enough
calibre to score against the University,
but put up such a stiff defense at critical
moments that Harvard could not cany
the ball across for a touchdown. Ci4>-
tain Mahan made a remarkable record
in kicking, scoring three perfect drop-
kicks from different angles, and getting
off oonstBtontly long punts, the best
being a kids of 53 yards.

Scoring a touchdown and a field goal,
Cornell gave Harvard its first defeat in
football since 1011. The elements enter-
ing into Cornell's success appeared prom-
inently in the first four minutes of play.
In a run through tackle, Mahan dropped
the ball, and Shdton, the Cornell end,
recovered it on the S4-yard line. Con-
stant plugging through Cowen and Wal-
lace hammered the ball across for a

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touchdown by Captain Barrett. In the
fourth period ShiveiidE, who took up
the work of kicking after Barrett had
been carried from the field unoonaciouB,
regifltered a drop-kick from the 4<>-yard
line. The statistics showed that the two
teams gained almost equal distances,
each side making first down six times.
The one redeeming feature was that
after the first few minutes of play the
Harvard line strengthened, blocking
four kicks, and frequently throwing the
Cornell backs for a loss.

The al^round brilliancy of Captain
Mahan stood out in the defeat of Penn.
State, which came to the Stadium with
one of the strongest teams that has re-
cently faced the University. Time and
again the visitors pierced the Crimson
line for big gains, only failing to score
through penalties or through the stif-
fening of the Harvard defense in the
pinches. In the third period, the Uni-
versity took the ball on its own 18-yard
line, and by short, sure gains, carried it
82 yards for a touchdown. The lack of
interference was a noticeable weakness
of the offense. Both Mahan and Rol-
lins often ran into the linemen that were
supposed to be making a way for them,
or had to abandon their protection in
order to elude tacklers from behind.

On a red-letter day that included
victories over Yale by both the Uni-
versity and 1019 cross-country teams
and over the Princeton second football
team, the University defeated one of the
greatest Tiger elevens in history by the
score of 10 to 6 in the Palmer Stadium
Nov. 6. The fierce attack of the Crim-
son team, featured by the brilliant
dashes of Captain Mahan and King,
swept the Tigers off their feet in the first
period. As in the Cornell game two
weeks earlier, victory went to the team
which got the jump at the start and
maintained its lead by a strong defen-

sive poli(*y. A 85-yard forward pass
from Mahan to Harte almost at the
very outset put the ball on Princeton's
25-yard line; King's plunge through
centre advanced the ball 8 yards more,
and then, only momentarily checked by
the Tiger defense. King tore through the
right side of the line on a delayed pass
and covered the remaining 22 yards for
a touchdown. Mahan punted out to
Watson and then kicked the goal, which
gave Harvard one point more than
Tibbott's two drop-kicks could accumu-
late for Princeton. After this touchdown,
the University settled down to a splendid
defensive game. Watson ran the team
superbly, using deceptive plays that
brought out the fullest possibilities of
Harvard's backfield.
Following is the summary of play:

Harvard. FrinceUm.

Soucy, Weatherhead, I.e. r.e., Lamberton
GUman. l.t. r.t.. Parisette

Dadmun. l.g. r.g., Hogg

Wallace, Harris, Taylor, o. c. Oennert

Taylor, Cowen, r.g. l.g.. Nourae

Parson, r.t. l.t., McLean, Larsen

Harte, C. Coolidge, r.e. I.e.. Highley

Watson, q.b. q.b.. Click

Boles, Rollins, l.h.b. r.h.b.. Shea. Moore

Mahan. r.h.b. l.h.b., Tibbott

King, McKinlock, f.b. f.b.. Driggs

Score — Harvard 10, Princeton 6. Touch-
down — King. Goal from toudkdown —
Mahan. Goal from placement — Mahan.
Goals from drop-kicks — Tibbott 2. First
downs — Harvard 8, Princeton 11. Yards
gained by rushing — Harvard 155. Prince-
ton 150. Yards lost by rushing — Harvard
10, Princeton 14. Average srards per rush —
Harvard 3.6, Princeton 3.2. Yards gained by
forward passes — Harvard 35. Total yards
punted — Harvard 88S. Princeton 403. Aver-
age yards per punt — Harvard 43, Princeton
40. Total yards punts run back — Harvard
75, Princeton 29. Average — Harvard 8.3.
Princeton 6. Penalties — Harvard 35 yards.
Princeton 42.

The record of the season was:

Sept.25. H.. 39; Ck>lby, 6.
Oct. 2. H.. 7; M.A.C.. 0.
9. H., 29: Carlisle. 7.

16. H.. 9: Virginia. 0.

23. Cornell, 10; H.. 0.

30. H.. 13; Penn. State, 0.

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Nov. 6. H., 10; Prineeton, 6.
13. H., 16; Brown. 7.
20. H.. 41; Yale 0. (In the Stadium.)

The Univerrity second football team
came through its first three games with
two victories and a tie.

The record of the team was :

Oct. 0. H. 2d, 7: Groton, 0.

15. H. 2d, 0; Dean, 0.

22. H. 2d, 21; M.I.T. '19, 0.
Nov. d. H. 2d. 6; Princeton 2d, 0.

12. H. 2d. 14; Brown. 2d, 0.

As only enough men for one team re-
ported for practice, the Haughton Cup
series of scrub football games had to be
abandoned this fall.

The early season games of the 1910
team showed a machine with a lot of
power and snap that worked together
well. The interference was strong, al-
though the team was somewhat handi-
capped on both o£Fense and defense by
the unusual light.nww of the line. The
Freshmen commenced their schedule
with a 7 to defeat of Andover, Flower
winning the contest in the third period
when he ran through the entire oppos-
ing team on the kick-off. In the game
with Worcester Academy, the oppon-
ents rushed the 1919 players off their
feet in the first quarter, but failed to
score thereafter. During the following
week the Freshmen showed great im-
provement, for they had little trouble
in piling up 41 points against Dean
Academy, the team which had previ-
ously tied the University seconds. H. C.
Flower, Jr., '19, of Kansas City, Mo.,
was elected captain of the team. Flower
was captain of the Middlesex team last
year. He played halfback of the 1919
team all fall, and was the star of the
offense. The scores made by the Fresh-
men were:

Oct. 16. 1919, 7; Andover, 0.

23. Worcester, 20; 1919. 0.

90. 1919, 41; Dean, 7.
Nov. 6. Exeter. 22; 1919. 10.

18. Yale fredimen, 20; 1919, 14.

The second Freshman team won a
practice game from Noble & Greenou^
on Oct. 11 by the score of 18 to 8.

Last year's system of interdormitoiy
football was modified for the class of
1919. The Freshman team played a full
schedule of games through the fall, and
75 men were kept in training — 35 on
the first, and 40 on the second squad.
In the week following the game with
Yale 1919, a round-robin series between
teams representing the three haUs was
planned, any Freshman being eligible
for this except those who won their class
numerals by playing against Yale.

The achievements of the University
cross-country team showed the develop-
ment of a fairly good squad of long dis-
tance runners {rom a poor lot of ma-
terial. Most of the 1014 team was lost
by graduation, and several stars from
the 1918 Freshman squad were unable
to run. From a list of not over 85 can-
didates. Coach Shrubb and Captain
Twitchell developed a team whidi easily
defeated M.I.T., and which made a
much better showing against Cornell
than did the team a year ago. Twenty
men reported for the start of practice a
week before College opened. The vete-
ran material which was used as a nucleus
consisted principally of Capt. R. T.
TwitcheU, '16, and K. £. Fuller, '16,
both of whom ran in the Yale dual meet
and the interodlegiate races last year,
and W. Edgar, '16, and A. R. Bancroft,
'17, who competed against Cornell in
1914. The squad was considerably in-
creased immediately after the start of
the College year, and by Oct. 8, it had
had a hard run over the full six-mile
course at Belmont. In a practice run
against M.I.T., the University team
showed marked superiority, but was not
declared a winner as no points were re-

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AMeHcs. — BasAalL


corded. Technology's strength lay in
three stars, while Harvard showed a
more evenly balanced squad, seven of
the first ten runners to finish being on
the University team.

The strong Cornell team ran true to
f onn and defeated the University by the
score of 85 to 76 at Befanont on Oct SO.
L. V. Windnagle was the individual
winner in S3 minutes, 85{ seconds, lead-
ing his teanmiate J. S. Hoffmire by 90
yards. A. R. Bancroft, '17. and Cap-
tain Twitchell were the first Harvard
runners to come in, finishing fifth and
sixth respectively. The order at the
finish was as follows: 1, L. V. Wind-
nagle (C): 2, J. S. H<^mire (C); S,
D. F. Potter, Jr. (C); 4, J. C. Corwith
(C); 5, A. R. Bancroft, '17; 6, R. T.
Twitchell, '16; 7, E. I. Pinkham (C); 8,
C. L. Beckwith (C); 0, K. E. Fuller, '16;
10, A. R. Eldred (C); 11, W. P. White-
house, '17; 12, J. W. Campbdl, Jr. (C);
18, F. S. Burke (C); 14, H. R. Bechtel
'17; 15. R. H. Davison, '17; 16, R. S.
Cook. '17; 17, C. J. North, '17; 18. R. S.
Babcock, '17; 19, H. S. Boyd, '17; 20, H.
L. M. Cole, '16; 21, D. F. Boynton (C);
22, W. Edgar, '16; 28, G. A. King, '18.
The University defeated Yale, 27 to
20, at New Haven on Nov. 6.

The Freshman cross-country team
lost both of its first two races of the sea-
son, being beaten by Providence Tech.,
25 to SO, on Oct. 28, and by Worcester
Academy. 24 to 81, on Oct. SO. Capt
J. D. Hutchinson, '19, was the individual
victor in both races, but lacked good
support from the other Freshman run-


In the month of fall track practice, a
laige squad of runners woriced out regu-
larly every day on Soldiers Field. Coach
Donovan had charge of the runners,
while E. H. Clark, '96, who succeeded

J. F. Powers, supervised the woik of the
field event men on both the University
and 1919 squads. Coach Clark is well
fitted for the new position which he is
taking iq> on the track team, as he won
the all-round championship of the Ama-
teur Athletic Union in both 1897 and

The season closed on Oct 25 with
games between the three Freshman
dormitories and a handicap track meet
for upper classmen. Smith Halls won
the 1919 contest with 40i points, Stand-
ish finishing second with 86, and Gore
trailing behind with SO}.

As no coach had been engaged for the
University basebaU team, fall practice
was carried on under the direction of
Captain H. L. Nash, '16. Hie team
worthed out daily for about three we^
and played six games with local semi-
professioual teams under the name of
the "Rovers." These games resulted in
three victories, two defeats, and one tie
for the University nine. No attempt was
made to pick a first team as it was the
policy to tiy out as many men as possible
in order to get a line on the new material
which will be available next spring.

Although many of the best battery
men did not participate in the practice
on account of football, it was already
evident that Harvard should be strong
in this department next spring. E. W.
Mahan, '16, and W. Whitney, '16, two
pitchers who have beaten Yale at least
once, will play. They will be supported
by W. C. Hitchcodc, '18. of last year's
Freshman team, and W. J. Boles. '18,
who was indigible for athletics in 1915.
Hie fall season did not develop a catcher
to rival the hard hitting and good throw-
ing of R. Harte, '17.

There seems to be little question about
the make-up of the infield on the right-

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Athletics. — Crew.


hand side of the diamond, as Captain
Nash, fiistrbase, and G. £. Abbot, *17,
second-base, are both stars. On the left
side, R. R. Ayres, oc C, who was cai>-
tain Ust year until forced to resign on
account of illness, will probably return
to his old position at third if he does not
take his degree at mid-years. The other
most likely candidates for this place and
for shortstop are W. J. Murray, '18,
Freshman captain last year, C. S.
Reed, '17. and B. C. Cartmell, '16, who
was not in College last spring. F. P.
Coolidge, '16, and C. Wyche, '18, ac-
cording to their work in the autumn
training period, should be fairly cotain
of regular places in the outfield.
The results of the fall games follow:

Oct. 6. Rovers, 1; Somerville, 0.
9. Rovers, 5; Winchester, 1.
13. Calumet A. C, 8; Rovers, 0.
16. Rovers, 8; Calumet A. C, 8.
18. PiUsrims, 5; Rovers, 3.
22. Rovers, 8; Brookline All-Stars, 6.

Hie most important develc^ment in
the rowing situation during the fall was
the appointment of Robert F. Herrick,
'90, of Boston, as head coach in place of
James Wray. William Haines, coach of
the Union Boat Club of Boston, was
named as his assistant. Hiis announce-
ment was made following the submis-
sion of the following recommendation by
Captain D. P. Morgan, Jr., '16, to the
committee on the regulation of athletic


I submit the following plan covering the
coaching of crews for the season of 1915-16:

Robert F. Herrick, '90, to be head coach;
William Haines to be emi^oyed as an assistant
coach under the direction of the captain and
head coach.

This plan has been approved by the Gradu-
ate Rowing Committee; and by G. S. Mum-
ford, '87, T. N. Perkins. '91, E. C. Storrow,
'89, and F. L. Higginson, Jr., '00 whom I have
also consulted.

I annex a statement of its approval signed

by all the captains, who are in this country,
of University crews since the year 1906.
Very truly yours,

D. P. MoHGAN, Jr., '16.

Hie letter was endorsed by the follow-
ing University crew captains: R. L.
Bacon, '07, J. Richardson, Jr., '08, E. G.
Cutler, '09. J. E. Wade. '10. R. W. Cut-
ler, '11, A. Strong. '12, C. T. Abeles. '18,
Q. Reynolds, '14, H. A. Murray. Jr.,

University crews have a record of 15
victories and 16 defeats under Coach
Wray. This includes 7 wins and 4 de-
feats against Yale, but 2 wins and 9 de-
feats at the hands of Cornell. In addition,
Princeton, Annapolis, Columbia, and
Cambridge, England, have triumi^ed
over Harvard at least once in this period.
As long as Wray was winning over Yale,
the University authorities felt they
could overiook the Cornell defeats, al-
though realizing that there was room
for improvement. Now, however, that
Yale has resurrected its rowing policy,
every effort must be extended to place
that of the University on a par with it.

Practice under the new coaches com-
menced on Oct. 5, when 189 candidates
for the University and 1919 crews re-
ported. Every day for a month from
seven to 20 boats were on the river. The
season ended with a regatta for the sev-
eral club and University crews. In the
feature race between the 3 University
boats on Oct. 27, Crew A was declared
the winner by a margin of 6 feet. Owing
to the closeness of the dedsion, the race
was repeated on the following day over
the mile and i course in the Basin, crews
A. C. and B finishing in the order named,
at intervals of one length. The crews
were composed as follows:

Crew A — Btr., C. C. Lund, '16; 7. J. Tal-
cott. Jr.. '16; 6, K- P. Culbert, 'l?; 5, T. E.
Stebbins, '17; 4, A. CooUdge, '17; 3, H. B.
Cabot, '17; 2, R. F. Herrick, Jr., '17; bow, A.
Potter, '17; cox., H. L. F. Kreger, '16.

Crew B — Str., D. P. Morgan, Jr., '16;
7. H. A. Quimby, 2d, '18; 6, A. W. Pope, '18;

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Athletics. — Other Sports.


5. W. RichanboD. '17; 4. J. M. FnuikUii. *18;
3. D. L. Moody. '18; 2, R. R. Brown. '17; bow,
F. W. Budc. 'le; ooz., A. A. Cameron, '17.

Crew C — 8tr.. J. C. WUte, 2d, '17; 7. C.
HigsiDaon, '17; 6, H. Volkman. '16; 5, J. W.
Middendorf. '16; 4. L. 8. CUchcster. '16; 3,

E. Nathan, '18; 2, H. 8. Middendorf. '16; bow,

F. L. Whitmarah, '16; ooz., C. L. Hendanon,

By makiiig a dean sweep of the first,
second, and third crew races. Smith
Halls won the Slocum trophy in the
Freshman interdormitory regatta. The
several lower 1910 boats were coached
by C. T. Abeles, '18, and B. Harwood.

The University tennis team scored a
complete triumph in the intercollegiate
matches held at Philadelphia in Septem-
ber. R. N. Williams, 2d, '16, defeated
L. Beekman, of Princeton, in the final
round and regained the ringles title
which he lost last year to George M.
Church, of Princeton. Williams, paired
with R. Harte, '17, repeated the doubles
victory of last year by defeating their
team-mates, G. C. Caner, '17, and L.
Curtis, 2d, '16, in the final round. These
victories brought the University's point
total up to five, seven being necessary
to gain pennanent possession of the in-
t«rcoll^ate cup. Princeton has one
point to its credit. The four University
entrants in the singles. Captain Wil-
liams, G. C. Caner, '17, J. S. Pfaffman,
'16, and W. Rand, 8d, '17, came through
the first round undefeated. In the sec-
ond round Pfaffman lost to Beekman.
In the third round Caner lost to Wil-
liams, and Rand lost to Bedanan.

S. M. Stellwagen, 4L., carried off the
princqMd honors in the fall University
championships, winning the singles
tiUe from R. C. Rand, '10, 6-3, 6-4,
6-8, 6-4, and, paired with R. Kennedy,
uC, taking the doubles tournament
from W. Rand, Sd, '17, and R. C. Rand,

'10, by the sooro of 4-6, 8-6, 6-2, 6-1.
The Seniors won the interdass cham-
pionship by defeating the Sophomores
in the final round, 5 matches to 2. In
the preliminaries, the Seniors diminat^
the Juniors, 5 matches to 1, and the
Sophomores downed 1019, 6 to 1. The
members of the championship team
were: R. N. Williams, 2d, W. Campbdl.
A. F. Doty, F. R. Dev«reux, A. S. Pea-
body, J. S. Pfaffman, and J. Wool-

Four veterans only returned to start
the association football season last fall.
These, Captain W. W. Wdd. '16, J. M.
Jennings, '16, D. Moffat, '16, and O. G.
Ridcetson, '16, formed a bare nudeus,
leaving at least 7 positions to be filled
by new men. In the practice games pre-
ceding the league schedule, the team woo
three of its four contests. Hie preseason
record was:

Oct. 16. H., 7; Prospect Union. 0.

23. Gen'l Eleo., 6; H., 1.

27. H.. 2; Andover, 1.

30. H., 4; 8princfidd T. 8., 0.
Nov. 6. Princeton, 3; H., 0.
8. Columbia. 3; H., 1.

The Freshman team, captained by E.
E. Lucas, of New York, lost its opening
contest of the season to Prospect Union
by the secore of 2 to 1.

Oliver *yort0.

The swimming management under-
took a campaign during the early fall to
arouse interest in securing a good pool
for the use of Harvard men. A personal
canvass of a large portion of the Uni-
versity showed that a big majority of
the students were anxious for a tank in
the University itsdf, but were willing
to use any other convenient pool at a
low cost. — The Yale golf team made
a dean sweep of the intercollegiate
tournament at Greenwich, Conn., earfy

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Harvard Clubs. — Associated Clubs.


in Sq>tember, capturing both the indi-
vidual and team honors. In the fint
round of team phiy Harvard was de-
feated by Yaie, 7 to 2. J. W. HubbeU,
'17, won the only singles match for Har-
vard, while G. A. McCook, 16, and J. W.
Hubbell, '17, won the other point in the
foursomes. — The voluntary lacrosse
practice brought out the di£Sculty that
only three of last year's team have re-
turned and the available new material is
rather scarce. — The University gym-
nastic team will have an unusually long
schedule this winter, including five meets
and five exhibitions. Although W.
Campbell, '16, S. Hall, '16, and D.
Campbell, '17, are the only available

members of last year's team, there is
much promising material from the class
of 1918. Following is the complete
Deo. 18. Novice meet.
Jan. 8. Exhibition at the Cambridge
15. Exhibition at the Watertown High

29. Exhibition at Andover.
Feb. 12. Exhibition at the Boston Y.M.C.A.
26. Exhibition at Exeter.
Mu'oh 4. Triangular meet with Dartmouth
and Technology at Cambridge.
^ 11. Fourth annual intercollegiate meet

at Cambridge (no Harvard men
15. Meet with Amherst at Cambridge.
18. Meet with Brown at Providence.
25. Intercollegiate meet (place unde-
Dwight Harold Ingram, '16,




Hie business session of the Clubs
opened at 10 a.m. on Aug. 20, at the Pal-
ace Hotel in San Francisoo, Pros. A. T.
Perkins, '87, presiding. After a short
review of the general work of the year
by the Pk«sident, reports were made by
the vice-presidents of the various divi-
sions as follows: New England by J. D.
Phillips, '97; Eastern Division by A. G.
Hodges, '74; Central District by A. M.
Allen, '82; Western Division by Karl de
Laitre, '97; Southern Division by R. B.
Montgomery, '90; Southwestern Divi-
sion by A. H. Morse, '01; Pacific Divi-
sion by William Thomas, '78. In the
report of the Pacific Division occurred
the following resolution: "That the
Pacific Division of the Associated Har-
vard Clubs believes that the right to
vote for overseers of Harvard Univer-
sity should be extended to all holders of
Harvard degrees; to all men, who.

though not holders of degrees, have had
two years continuous residence as mem-
bers of a Graduate School, and to all
men who have had two years continu-
ous residence as students of Harvard
College, provided that such men are
over thirty years of age, and are mem-
bers of a Harvard Club which is affili-
ated with the Associated Harvard

In speaking for the resolution T. W.
Huntington, M.D. '76, gave the follow-
ing reasons for considering the resolution
important: "All of us who have lived
out on the confines, far away from the
parent institution, have been deeply im-
pressed with the apathy of some Har-
vard men who are scattered about in our
conmiunities over the Pacific Coast
region. We have a large number of men
who are full-time graduates whom we
have found it very difficult to arouse to
any definite action or any great amount
of interest in regard to Harvard matters.
On the other hand, we have a lot of men

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Harvard Clubs, — Associated Clvbs. [December,

here, professional men and otherwise,
mining men and men engaged in busi-
ness, who have had but a brief experi-
ence in Harvard, who have come from
Harvard fully impressed with the oppor-
tunities which she affords, and they
come here with an inspiration which
does not seem to attach to the men who
have enjoyed greater facilities and
greater blessings from Harvard. I know
of no force more potent among a body of
men like us than the extending of the-
franchise to every man who has sufficient
inspiration from Harvard to admowl-
edge that he has received a blessing at
her hands." After some discussion, pro
and con, it was decided to postpone con-
sideration of the resolution to a later
date. F. H. Gade, *0d, then presented a
report of activities, necessarily very lim-
ited, in the European district. The re-
port of the Secretary, C. Bard. '01,
summarized in the last issue of the
Magazine, was then presented and ac-
cepted. The report of the treasurer,
P. W. Herrick, *04, was presented and
placed on file. Roger Pierce, *04, next
presented a report of the Committee on
Service to the University.

In the afternoon there was a second
business session of the Association, l^is
meeting was largely taken up with a
discussion of the reports of the Com-
mittee on Service to the University and
of the Secretary. Certain amendments
in the constitution of the Associated
Clubs were also voted, an important one
being that hereafter the committee to
nominate officers be made up of all past
presidents of the Association, this in-
suring a body fully conversant with the
needs of the Association and of the con-
stituent dubs, and insuring also conti-
nuity in policy. There was finally dis-
cussion as to whether the various dubs
in the Assodation should be instructed
to take active part in all matters of

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