EDITORS DAILY CRIMSON: -An unofficial letter, signed by Harvard's three foot ball delegates, to the effect that in their opinion, Yale won the Thanksgiving game (and consequently the championship) fairly, will shortly be sent to New Haven. The reasoning which leads the delegates to their conclusion is, in brief: that at the close of the game, the score was 6 points to 4 in Yale's favor: that this result would have given Yale the championship except for a technicality. The reasoning is good, but does not warrant their conclusion, viz: that the game was won fairly. No one will deny that Yale was ahead at the close of the game, and such a letter will throw no new light upon the point. If it were merely a question whether the championship should be withheld from where it rightfully belonged because the game did not consist of "halves of three quarters of an hour each," student opinion would support Yale's claim to the championship. The reason why the students generally, refuse to recognize that Yale won the Thanksgiving game is because they think that the game was not played on its merits. A game that is not played fairly cannot be won or lost fairly. I commend this point to the attention of the delegates. A.
EDITORS DAILY CRIMSON: -We think we express the opinion of a large portion of the undergraduates of Harvard University, when we say that Mr. Kimball's action in the mass meeting in Holden, on Wednesday evening, in persisting in sending to Yale a letter signed by two other prominent foot ball men, declaring in favor of Yale, in the Yale-Princeton game, was not only utterly uncalled for, but also contrary to the well known sentiments of the college.
Mr. Kimball brings up in his defence the argument that this letter was the expression of private opinion. But he forgets the prominent position which the captain of the University eleven occupies, and that such an opinion from him is equal to as much as a voted college document. Such a letter will not only destroy the excellent feeling between Princeton and Harvard, but at the same time it will look as if we are trying to fawn on Yale, after getting most disgracefully whipped in foot ball this year.
Mr. Kimball should not forget his responsible position as the head of the foot ball interest, and publicly express private opinions utterly at variance with the sentiments of a large body of Harvard students.