The invitations from the associated athletic clubs of Columbia College were received last week by our various athletic associations. A call has been issued for a meeting of the general executive committee for Wednesday evening. It is sincerely to be hoped that when that body meets it will decide to send its quarto of representatives to the general council of athletes at New York. For, although the faculty may not be able to guide the faculties of other colleges into the system of regulations which were inaugurated by them, the students of this university can add much useful knowledge and ability to any convention called to discuss this matter. Harvard has always been the first or among the first to adopt any kind of athletic game or contest suitable for student recreation and, at present, her range of such sports is much larger than is enjoyed at most of the colleges in this country. After such a thorough discussion as took place on the question of the "regulations" among our students, such a knowledge of many points was gained as would be of much value in any general inter-collegiate convention. Moreover our students would like to learn the opinions of their fellows at other colleges. They cannot do this better than by meeting them on common grounds and talking the whole matter over and looking at it as other students are compelled to. To look at athletics from every standpoint which effects the American student will be a means of broadening our future grasp of the subject. Many things may be learned, as well as propounded by sending delegates to such a convention.
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