Sport: Uranium 235; Oxford 8

The editor of the Oxford his was worried about the low estate into which rowing had fallen in the University. Wrote he last week: "There is no eight of outstanding merit. As long as the number of science students remains at its present level . . . adequate time for practice will remain a serious obstacle."

Quipped Columnist "William Hickey" of London's Daily Express: "Alas, poor Oxford! Torn 'twixt atom and rowlock, the sliding world and the sliding seat...."

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