Sport: Coxswain

Finding an able coxswain is a major problem for most college crew coaches. Coxswains must be strong enough to steer the shell straight, shrewd enough to detect faults in the crew's performance, aggressive enough to correct them, good-natured enough not to mind an occasional ducking for their pains. Until crew-conscious alumni start subsidizing midgets, cox-swains who fill these requirements but still weigh less than 120 Ib. will be scarcer than good halfbacks. Last week in England, crew coaches at Oxford, which hopes on March 24 to win the Boat Race against Cambridge...

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