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The new officers of the Phillips Brooks
House Association, installed at the an-
nual dinner in the Union on April 6, are:
Prts., C. A. Coolidge, Jr., '17, of Bos-
ton; vice-pres., F. H. Cabot, Jr., '17, of
New Yoric; sec., W. P. Whitehouse, 8d,
'17, of Portland, Me.; treas., P. M.
Cabot, '18, of Brookline; librarian, D. M.
Parson, '17, of Cambridge. The 1916-17
officers of the Christian Association
are: Pres., W. W. Webster, '17, of Syra-
cuse, N.Y.; vice-pres., H. S. Gray, '18, o
Detroit, Mich.; sec., R. P. Bridgman,
'18, of Roxbury; treas., W. P. Hewitt,
'18, of Portsmouth, N.H.

V. B. KeUett, '18, of Hopedale, won
the Lee Wade II prize for public speak-
ing. — E. A. Whitney, '17, of Augusta,
Me., managing editor of the Crimwn,
was elected vioei>resident of the East-
em College Newspaper Association.—
The Wireless Club had a hand in the
Washington's Birthday message from
Col. Midialaon, U.S.A., across the Con-
tinent. The Club's relay was from
Davenport, la., to Gov. McCall at Lex-
ington. — The S. K. Gub held the house •

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warming of iU new building on Mount
Auburn Street on April 1.

OraduaU SehooU,
The officers of the third year dan in
the Law Sdiool are: Marshal, J. E.
Bennett, of Youngstown, O.; sec., S. B.
Montgomery, of Edmonton, Alta. —
The 191^17 officers of the Law Reoigw
are as follows: Pres., C. Bunn, of St
Paul, Minn.: treas., W. C. Brown, Jr.,
of Hartford, Conn.; note editor, D. E.
Dunbar, of Springfield; case editor, G.
H. Sender, of New York. — The Legal
Aid Bureau is now in diarge of the fol-
lowing: Pies., B. D. Edwards, of Wash-
ington, D.C.; director, G. B. Barrett, of
Augusta, Ga. — Seven clubs have been
retained for the finals of the Ames com-
petition in the Law School, the three
leaders, George Gray, Kent, and Thayer,
being tied with one defeat each in the
six preliminaries arguments. — The dub
of the Graduate School of Business Ad-
ministration has elected the following
officers: Pres., G. L. Harding, of Indian-
apolis, Ind.; vice-pres., W. B. Ricketts,
of Slippery Rock, Penn.; sec., S. L.
Bruce, of San Francisco, Cal.; treas.,
R. W. Storey, of Essex. — The annual
competition of the Topiarian Club in the
Graduate School of Landscape Archi-
tecture was won by R. D. Comdl, of
Long Beach, Cal. — S. Nesselroth, IG.,
of Roxbury, won the annual prize of the
Boston Society of Architects competed
for in the Architectural School.


DwiGHT Harold Ingram, '16.

With only one defeat in the first
eleven games, the University baseball
team went very creditably through its
early season. Although the southern
trip during the April recess was marred

at the outset by pocw batting, this iD
was remedied before the end of the trip.
R. Harte, 17, catcher, made a total of 8
hits in the 5 games, and Mahan made 4
in 3 games. Coach Mitchell shifted the
batting order constantly at the begin-
ning of the year, but even the experience
of a doien contests failed to develop an
order entirely satisfactory. The strong-
est depflftment of the team during April
was the pitching staff, the main-stays of
which are E. W. Mahan, '16, W. Whit-
ney, '16 (both veterans of 1914 and
1915), and W. G. Garritt, '17. The
team played an enorless, spectacular
game in its first contest, diutting out the
Boston American League, 1 to 0, Mahan
and Garritt allowing the major leaguers
only 5 hits. Most of the remaining eariy
games in Boston were against ragged
squads from small New England col-
leges, and were dull in spite of the cred-
itable work of the University. The rec-
ord of the first games was:

April 10. H.. 1; Boston Red Box, 0.

13. H.. 7; Maine. 1.

16. H., 2; Army. 1.

17. H., 2; U. of Viivnia. 2.

19. H.. 4: Navy, 8.

20. Cath. Univ.. 11; H., 8.

21. H., 12; Johns HopkiDfl, S.
25. H.. 11; Bates, 3.

27. H., 4; Colby. 2.
29. H., 10: Vermont, 1.
May 2. H., 6; Geoivetown, 1.
G. H.. 4; U. of P., 0.
10. H., 6; Brown. 0.

The Freshman and University second
teams also started their seasons success-
fully. Fifty-five candidates tried out on
the 1919 squad. After a month of rou-
tine work, the Freshmen began their
schedule by defeating St Mark's, 9 to 8,
due largely to the poor fielding of the
losers. The University seconds downed
Morris Heights School, 6 to 4, on April
its, and Groton, 1 to 0, on April 29, only
to lose to the Lowell Textile School, 11
to 3, on May 2. R. M. Loring, '18, was
effective in the box for the seconds. ^

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The Harvard Club of Boston on Feb.
24 gave a dinner to the members of the
University baseball team of 1015, which
won both the Yale and Princeton series.
The Hon. Louis A. Frothingham, '08,
presided, and the following spoke: H. B.
Hardwick, '15, captain last year; Percy
D. Haughton, '00, coach in 1015; H. L.
Nash, '16, captain this year; and Fred
Mitchell, the present coach.


The most brilliant achievement of the
early season for the University track
squad was the victory of the relay team
in the games at the University of Penn-
sylvania on April 20. Wisconsin, Penn-
sylvania, and Princeton, the other start-
ers in the event, were all ranked as of
exceptional caliber, but Harvard forged
ahead by the consistent work of every
member of the quartet. On the final
relay, Meredith of Penn. made the dis-
tance in 48f sec., but was unable to
beat the heady running and terrific
sprint at the finish of W. Willooz, Jr.,
'17. The order of the University run-
ners was: T. B. Pennypacker, '16, A.
Biddle, '16, W. J. Bingham, '16, W.
Willcox. Jr., '17.

More significant than any single vic-
tory has been the thorough organization
of the track squad instituted by Capt.
W. J. Bingham, '16. Each track and
field event has now been put under the
charge of a separate captain, who is re-
sponsible for the regular practice and
development of the men in his depart-
ment. By thus delegating part of the
coach's and captain's business of super-
vision during the training period, new
candidates may be more carefully in-
structed by the older athletes, and some
good material may be developed.

The closing races of the indoor season
for the University relay team were rather
unsuccessful. Harvard was second to

Penn. in both the 8-Iap and the medley
races at the intercollegiate championship
at Madison Square Garden, New York,
on March 4. The University won the
relay race at the games of the Meadow-
brook Club of Philadelphia, on March
11, but lost to Penn. at the Connecticut
State Armory in Hartford on Feb. 21,
and was also credited with a defeat by
the Boston A.A. on Feb. 26 where Will-
cox, Jr., '17, in the third relay worked a
spike loose in his shoe, and after being
thrown twice on the turns, withdrew.
Capt. Bingham won a naUonal A.A.U.
title at the 22d Regiment Armory, New
York, on March 18, by leading such fast
runners as Higgins of Holy Cross and
Caldwell of the B.A.A. in the 600-yard
event, his time being 1 min., 14f sec.

Indoor training in the field events dur-
ing the winter was stimulated by weekly
competitions in the Baseball Cage. Ten
cups were offered for the best average
performances in these contests, some ol
the trophies being given for "scratch"
men and others being awarded on a
handicap basis. The February work of
the track men included the annual win-
ter carnival on the board track at Sol-
dier's Field. After beating 1010 in the
preliminary race, the Seniors won the
dass title by a victory of 5 yards over
the Juniors. The Smith Halls team had
little trouble in leading both Gore and
Standish for the interdormitory cham-

A week before the first dual meet for
the University was scheduled, the 1010
team defeated Andover by the score of
6l|to84i. H. C. Flower, Jr., who cap-
tained the Freshman football team, won
first pkice in the 100- and 220-yard
dashes and the broad-jump. The Fresh-
men outclassed Andover, securing 8 of the
12 first places, and making a dean sweep
in the 440-yard run and the broad-jump.
The captain of the Freshman team is

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J. D. HatfhhMfln, of Ashmont. He also
captamed the 1919 croas-oountry team
last fall, and won the mile ran againct
Andover in the time of 4 min.,4l| sec. on
a rain-soaked track.


As a result of the general dissatisfac-
tion of the undergraduates with the
present <»ganixation of the University
crew, a widespread agitation was started
by spontaneous student action about the
first of April. After investigation of the
history of the sport and the present con-
ditions, the Crhuon brou^t out the
fact that this year as in the past the cap-
tain of the crew exercises authority over
the coach, a task for which he is obvi-
ously unfitted. Further editorials and
communications by such men as W. J.
Bingham, first mawhal of the Senior
dass, E. W. Mahan, captain of the foot-
ball team, and H. L. P. Kreger, coxswain
of the University crew and a member
of the Junior eight of Phi Beta Kappa,
emphasized the point that crew stands
alone in Harvard athletics by placing
the direct responsibility on the captain
instead of on the coach, and that the
q>ort is suffering in its undergraduate
support on this account Tlie questicm
was settled for this year by a vote of the
Athletic Committee, affirming that nei-
ther the coach nor the captain, but the
graduate advisory committee is the ulti-
mate director of policy; from the coin-
cidence that Mr. R. P. Herrick, '90, is
both coach and chairman of this com-
mittee, the success or failure of the 1916
crew is definitely taken out of the hands
of Capt Morgan and placed on Mr. Her-
rick. The Athletic Committee evaded
the larger question of who wiB be re-
sponsible whenever Mr. Herrick ceases
to be coach. A decision on this matter,
though postponed for the present, must
be made eventually, because thorough

undergraduate support for the Univer-
sity crew will never be realised until that
Mpoit is reorganised according to the
same efficient qrstem founded by Mr.
Haughton in football* and used without
exception in the other major sports.

The University oarsmen lost their first
race of the year. Rowing against Prince-
ton on Lake Carn^ie on April 80, during
the spring recess^ Harvard was nosed
out by a margin of 6 inches. Princeton
got the jump at the start and was a
length ahead at the half-mile post StiD
half a length behind SOO yards from the
finish. Harvard started a spurt, and was
gaining rapidly and steadily when the
finish line was reached. Princeton's
time for the £ miles was min., IS see.
The second crew had better fortune,
defeating the Princeton scrubs by two
lengths in the time ol 9 min., 36 sec
The orders of the two Harvard crews

FinL — 8tr., C. C. Lund, '16; 7, J. TUoott,
Jr., '16; 6, CN>t. D. P. Morgan. Jr., 'Id; 5. T. E.
Stobbins, '17; 4, M. Taylor. '18; 3. H. B. Cabot.
'17; 2, K. B. Q. Panon. '16. bow, A. Patter, 3x^
'16; ooz., H. L. F. Kieier. '16.

Swrnd. — 8tr.. J. C. White, 2d, '17; 7. H. A.
Quimby, '18; 6, H. S. Middendorf, '16; 5, J. W.
Middendorf, '16; 4, M. WiggiD, IB; 8, R. F.
Herrick. Jr., '16; 2, F. W. Baric. *16; how, C.
Higgifwon, *17; ooz., A. A. Cameron* *17.

A total of 190 candidates, a record
number, came out for crew at the start
of the year. Eighty of these were Fresh-
men, and over 100 were on the Univer-
sity squad. In spite of ensdlent mate-
rial, the crew could not devdop early
because of seriously hampering weather.
The Charles River was not free from ice
untfl after the first of April, but by spe-
cial arrangement, the first two Univer-
sity boats commenced outdoor practice
on Mardi 23 in the harbor at Lynn.
This is the latest date for getting out-
doors in the history of University row-

K. B. G. Panon, '16, of Haven, Me.,

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and M. Wigpn, '18, of Brookline, have
been elected captains of the second and
third University crews, respectively.
Parson rowed in the first boat last year
and in the Princeton race this year, but
was dropped to number 4 on the second.
Wiggin is stroke of the third crew.


Percy D. Haughton, '09, will continue
as head coach of the University football
team next fall, with Leo Leary, '05,
acting as field coach. This decision,
announced by the Athletic Committee,
is a great source of satisfaction to the
whole University, for it was somewhat
feared that Haughton's new duties as
president of the Boston National League
baseball team would compel him to give
up coaching. The general policy of the
1016 team will be in the hands of Haugh-
ton, while the daily practice will be in the
charge of Leaiy, who has been assistant
coach under the Hau^ton regime, and
wiU make an able supervisor on the field.
Football at Harvard has now been under
the direction of Coach Haughton for 8
years, and the success in that period
must be largely attributed to him. In
this time Yale has been defeated five
times and tied twice; Princeton has been
defeated four times, and has been once

Following the mid-year examinations,
Captain-elect J. A. Gilman, Jr., '17,
W. J. Boles, '18, and T. H. Enwri«^t,
'18, were dropped from College because
of deficiencies in their studies. Enwright
may be readmitted next fall, but Gil-
man and Boles, who have both been
dropped before, have little chance of
reinstatement. The three men would
have been almost the nucleus of veteran
material for the 1016 team, and Boles
was furthermore considered the best
pitcher in College. According to the
Crinuon'i editorial oonmient, not only

are these individuals to blame, but a
large share of the fault is with their
friends who have failed to form a public
opinion that requires men to take pro-
bation as a vital matter. "If probation
were looked upon as a disgrace, and if a
little healthy missionary work were done
by classmates — in other words, if un-
dergraduates realized some responsibil-
ity for their fellows — the sinking pro-
bationer would more often nuike an
effective effort to reform his ways. It
may sound extreme to say so, but the
fact is that probation in Harvard Col-
lege IB no more of a punishment to a
student than an indictment now is to a
business man." H. H. Dadmun, '17, of
Arlington, was elected captain of the
team to replace Gilman. Dadmun played
one year at Tufts before coming to Har-
vard, and last fall was a first-string
guard. He weighs 800 pounds, is 6 feet
tall, and is 21 years old.

The usual spring practice was held
immediately after the April recess. Only
85 men reported on the opening day, but
this number was doubled on the day fol-
lowing, and by the fourth day a scrim-
mage was held. C. E. Brickley, '15, and
T. J. Campbell, '12, were among the
veterans who assisted in coaching.

The following schedule has been ar-
ranged fw the F^reshman team next fall:

Oct 14. Andover at Gambridoe.
Nov. 4. Exeter at Cambridce.
Nov. 11. University School of Cterdand

at Gambiidge.
Nov. 1& Yale 1020 at New Haven.

The second team schedule will be:
Oct. 6. Dean Academy at Fkaiddin.
Oct 18. Groton School at Groton.

Nov. 10. Andover at Andover.

Nov. 17. Brown aeoonda at Cambridga.


The double defeat of Yale in successive
games gave the University hockey team
a dear claim to the intercollegiate title.
The score of the first game, in Boston,

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was 2 to 0, and that of the seoond, in
New Haven, was 4 to 2. The best work
on both teams was done by the defense.
York of Yale and J. I. Wylde, '17. the
rival goals, were the most brilliant play-
ers. In the second game it was practi-
cally York alone who prevented Yale
from being badly overwhelmed, while
during the entire American intercollegi-
ate series, only two goals (those by Yale)
got past Wylde. On Feb. 19, the Uni-
versity unexpectedly defeated the St.
Nicholas team of New York, 4 to 2, com-
pletely outplaying the amateur champioui
and keeping "Hob^" Baker covered.

The following 8 men were awarded the
hockey "H" for the first time for par-
ticipation in the Yale series: C. S. Claik,
'16, of Philaddphia, Pa.; T. H. Eckfeldt,
Jr.. '17, of Cambridge; W. F. Enright,
'16, of St. Joseph. Mo., manager; W. O.
Morgan, '18, of Highland Park, 111.; G.
A. Percy, '18, of Arlington; T. H. Rice,
'17, of Brookline; Murray Taylor, '18,
of New York; T. C. Thacher, Jr., '18.
of Boston. Capt. J. E. P. Morgan, '17,
of New York, who has played coverpoint
for two years, was rejected captain of
the team for next year. £. A. Mac-
Dougall, '18, of Flushing. L.I.. N.Y.,
and E. V. French, '18. of Newton High-
lands, were appointed respectively as-
sistant manager of the University team
and manager of the second team for next

The Freshman hockey team com-
pleted a successful season by beating
the Yale yearlings at New Haven on
Feb. 19, 6 to 1. The game was rough,
and Yale was consistently outplayed ex-
cept at the start of the second period.
That it was team-work rather than in-
dividual speed and brilliancy that won
for Harvard is indicated by the fact that
6 different players scored 1919's goals.
The following won their numerals for
playing in the Yale game: R. R. Bishop,

2d, of Newton Centre; C. A. Clsu^ Jr.,
of MOton; W. A. Flagg. of New York;
R. E. Gross, of West Newton; Capt. R.
S. Kissel, of Morristown, N.J. ; J. r#.
Merrill, of Manchester; M. Phiniiey, of
West Medford; W. Piatt, of New' York;
H. K. White, Jr., of Milton. The msui-
ager and assistant manager of the team
were L. K. Garrison, '19, of New^ York
and G. A. Brownell, '19, of New York.

After two victories at the start ijfi the
season, the second team split even on its
final games, winning from Boston Col-
lege by a one^ded score, 6 to 0, on Feb.
16, and ktsing to St. Paul's Sdiool, 5 to O.
on Feb. 19. Of the nine men following
who were awarded the **H2nd," only
one will be lost by graduation: Capt.
W. C. Appleton, '17, of Cohasset; D.
Duncan, '18, of Port Washington, L.I.,
N.Y.; C. E. B. Folsom, '18, of Pitt*-
field; G. H. Kissel, '17, of Morristown,
N.J.; L. B. Liggett, '18, of Chestnut
Hill; D. W. Patterson, '16, of Boston;
R. J. H. Powel, '18* of Ardsley^n-
Hudson, N.Y.; W. W. Rice, '18, of New-
ton Centre; T. B. Scott, Jr., '18, of New
York; C. E. Ames, '17, of Dedham, man-

iKiii0r ftporti.

A new and successful use was found
for the Union this spring in an attempt
to popuUriae three' minor sports in the
University. An arena was built in the
Living Room, which was crowded with
spectators for the finals of the box-
ing, wrestling and fencing champion-
ships. O. G. Kirkpatrick, '17, of San
Antonio, Texas, won the heavy-weight
title by clever boxing in his match
against J. L. Bigelow, '16. The best
match in the wrestling tournament was
in the 175-pound class, where S. Bum-
ham, '19, of Gloucester, won over L. R.
Barker, IL. The fencing title was won
by T. J. Putnam, ocC.

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Headed by Capt R. N. Williams, 2d,
'16, the University tennis team won six
of its first seven matches. In these ooi^
tests. Harvard won 39 of the 48 indivi-
dual matches, losing once in doubles and
8 times in singles. The only intercollegi-
ate match resulted in a dean sweep over
Amherst on the Jarvis Field courts. The

April 1& H., 4; Aiawam Hunt dob, Plrovi-
denoe, 2.

17. H., 7; Philadelphia Cricket Club, 0.

18. H., 5; Chevy Chase Club, Wash., 2.

19. H., 6; Norfolk Country Club, 1.

20. H., 7; Richmond Country Club, 0,
22. West Side Tennis Club, 4; H.. 3.
29. H., 7; Amhent, a

By vote of both the Athletic Com-
mittee and the Student Council, no in-
signia were awarded to the University
swimming team this year. The team
started the season with ezodlent pros-
pects. The first reverse was inability
to get a satisfactory coach. Then two
of the most promising candidates went
on probation, and others, including the
captain, were kept out on account of
health. The result was that many meets
were cancelled, and the team was over-
whelmed by Princeton, 41 to 12, and by
Amherst, 39 to 14. On top of its un-
avoidable misfortunes, the team suffered
seriously from the poor spirit of some of
its members. Whether or not it was true
that continued defeat demoralized the
squad, it was certain that several men
failed to keep training and made no
effort to practice, and indeed little ef-
fort to attend the meets. This unique
and disgraceful situation in a Harvard
team is being made the basis of a general
investigation by the Student Council to
prevent laxness in the administration of
minor sports. Hunt Wentworth. *17, of
Chicago, the best point winner this year,
has been elected captain of the team for
1916-17, and should be able to reorgan-
ize swimming on a sound basis. The
winner of the competition for second

assistant manager is W. W. Spencer, '18,
of Cambridge. The following Freshmen
were recommended for numerals at the
dose of the 1919 season: W. C. Hub-
bard, of Chicago; Capt. R. E. Jackson of
Wakefield; M. H. Leonard, of Boston;
B. McNear, of San Francisco, Cal.; K.
Merrick, of Brookline; J. H. Quirin, of
Manchester, N.H., manager; C. U.
Shreve, of Detroit, Mich.; A. I. Smith, of
New York; F. S. Swayze, of Stamford,
Conn.; S. H. Wirt, of Brookline.

The fencing team finished fifth in the
intercollegiate championships, winning
18 bouts and losing 27. Capt. W. H.
Russell, *18, and G. H. Code, '18, finished
fourth and fifth respectively in the in-
dividual bouts. Harvard lost the dual
match with Yale by a margin of one
point, 5 to 4, the feature being the
achievement of Capt. Russell, who de-
feated each member of the Yale team.
G. H. Code, '18, of Pittsburgh, Pa., has
been appointed manager of the team for
next year.

After winning two of the three dual
meets at the close of the winter season,
the University wrestlers finished fourth
in the intercollegiates, Capt. A. J. Weath-
erhead, Jr., '16, and R. C. Cooke, '18,
being the only Harvard men to reach the
finals. F. B. Todd, '18, of Boston, has
been elected president of the newly
formed New England Intercollegiate
Wrestling Association. The captain of
the University team next year will be
R. C. Cooke, '18, of Newton. Follow-
ing are the scores of the dual meets:

Feb. 12. Princeton, 17; H., 4.
19. H., 19; M.I.T., 14.
28. H., 19; Sprmg;field T.S., 12.

The 1919 wrestling team won from the
M.I.T. freshmen on Feb. 23, in a close
match that was not determined until
Capt. Bumham threw his opponent in
the final heavyweight bout. S. Burn-
ham, '19, of Gloucester, is captain, and

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R. W. Eniam, '10, of Cambridge* man-
ager, of the 1919 team.

The UniveraSty gymnaitic team won a
triangular meet against Dartmouth and
M.I.T. in the Hemenway Gymnarium
on Mardi S, the scores being 80, 24, and
0. On March 15 the team tied Amherst,
87 to 27, and on March 18 lost to Brown,
82 to 22. Capt. W. Campbell, '16, of Mt.
Hamilton, Cal., was the main strength
of the team throughout the season.

In order to relieve certain dissatisfac-
tion with the existing system of numerals
awarded the winning teams in interdass
games, the Student Councfl has decided
to drop entirely the old scheme of using
the class colors, and to conform to the
established colors used for major sports,
the numerals being inserted in an oval.
— The University rifle team defeated

Yale, 000 to 077; both Capt. W. S.
Steams, '17, and H. R. Guild, '17, missed
only one shot out of 200. Hie team also
tied Princeton at a mark ol 067 oat of
a possible 1000. — R. N. Williams, 2d,
'18, won in straii^t sets the finals for the
Longwood covered courts trophy against
I. C. Wright. — Ci4>tained by R. C.
Rand, '10, of Rye, N.Y., the Fieshman
tennis team defeated Browne and
Nidiols School, 7 to 0. — L. H. Bevier.
'17, of Brooklyn, N.Y., and A. M. Geer,
'18, of Nutley, NJ., have been ap-
pointed manager and assistant of the box-
ing team. — A FVeshman golf team has
been organised, and in the first matdi
downed Watertown High School, 5 to 1.
Hie officers are: W. A. Flagg, '10, off
New Yoric, captain; W. H. Potter, Jr^
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