Bio: Slocomb, Ira (university distinction - 1914)
Contact: Ann Stevens
Surnames: Hales, Slocomb
----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) June 4, 1914
Slocomb, Ira (university distinction - 1914)
Two of the Neillsville High School boys have won distinction at the University this spring, as a result of hard work and merit in their respective activities.
Guy Hales, a sophomore in the College of Agriculture, was commissioned a captain in the University Cadet Regiment at the President’s review held Friday. As the competition is keen, and there are but comparatively few captaincies open for the number of men competing. Guy is to be congratulated upon his promotion from first lieutenant. He will be in command of a company this fall.
Ira Slocomb, a freshman in the College of Letters and Science, will leave Madison for Poughkeepsie, N.Y. on the special cars obtained for the crews, about June 8th. Most of the final examinations will be given the crew men enroute. The struggle for places on the freshman crew begins early in the spring, and the ten men finally chosen for the squad are athletes of the first order, and earn their honors only after a severe training.
The crew races at the eastern regatta occur about the 26th of June, where the big eastern universities compete with each other and with one or two western universities. The races are held on the lower Hudson, resulting in new currents and water conditions with which the Wisconsin crews must familiarize themselves before the races.
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