COMPULSORY GYMNASIUM WORK AT CORNELL.

The Cornell Sun says: "It is understood that in our university, practice in the gymnasium will be required of all members of the two lower classes. Undoubtedly some freshmen and sophomores will grumble at this and regard it as an infringement of their 'natural rights.' But a little reflection ought to convince them that this is the only manner in which those who are most in need of it will receive the benefit of physical exercise. So long as gymnasium practice is voluntary, a few of the athletes of the university, who are in need of very little physical exercise, will do most of the work in the gymnasium for the entire university, while those students to whom from their physical condition gymnastic exercise is especially necessary, seldom see the interior of the gymnasium. This carelessness of many students as to their physical condition is one of the worst concomitants in our educational system, and one which is especially to be guarded against."