"The alumni association has decided to take vigorous hold in the work of assisting the athletic association. Two years ago the athletic association sent a communication to the alumni asking that a committee be appointed to assist in the management of athletic affairs. This was to be an advisory board and was to have certain powers. The appointees of the alumni association did nothing the first year, but this season a working board has been named. The members are: J.D. Scott, '91, chairman, Dr. Walther Riddle, '92, J. Easton McKirdy, '93, H.S. Calvert, '94, and E.E. Mayer, '95. It is the intention of this advisory board to effect a thorough re-organization of the athletic work at the University, and in this it seeks the assistance, both financial and personal, of all students. As a first move, a football team is to be placed in the field. This year, the work entailed upon the committee will be unusually heavy, because of the deplorable state into which athletics in every branch have dropped, however, the financial as well as the active ends will be maintained and the idea is from this to build up a system of handling all athletic teams, so as to accomplish the best results at the least cost. The committee has held several meetings and decided upon plans, while chairman Scott and Mayer '95 are hard at work with the foot ball candidates. They have engaged Stuart of last year’s State College eleven to coach. President Scovel of the alumni association is starting his year of work in a promising manner. The association has several important projects on hand, principal among which is the establishing of an alumni chair of languages or literature at the University. Nothing but the preliminary steps have been taken in this matter, but the reports indicate that the money necessary to place an endownment of$25,000 on this chair will be forthcoming. In addition to this, the alumni association will have plenty of work ahead in arranging to co-operate with the university authorities for the celebration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the establishment of W.U.P., which occurs in the spring of '97. A prominent alumnus has suggested that the annual banquet of the association be converted into a mammoth rally of University men, and include the students at present in the different branches of the institution. This plan has been discussed as feasible and may be undertaken. President Scovel's appointments upon the various alumni boards will be announced soon."
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