Yale is cautioning her freshmen to guard as zealously against a tie in this fall's game as they would against defeat, so '87 must not only strive to equal the record of last year's team, but to surpass it. With the good material already so abundantly furnished there is no reason that they should not do this if they will settle down to the hard work which can reasonably be expected of them. Such a warning should be unnecessary to a majority of the candidates, for many of them have previously met college teams during their practice on the school elevens, and have therefore had an opportunity to judge of the different style of game. But they must remember that the teams so met were only partially prepared for the great struggle with each other, and that their game was therefore imperfectly developed.
The new men must be reminded of what the two representative teams will have at stake, and they ought thus to judge for themselves what the nature of the work demanded of them is to be. The whole college stands ready to aid them with its encouragement and support, for they must share with them the victory or defeat which is to come. May '87 see their responsibility in time, and by improving on the good work done by '86 last year mat they succeed in again bringing the class championship to Harvard.