If the game of foot-ball is not to be given up for good and all, the college must bestir itself at once, and show its desire to have the sport continue to be a prominent feature in Harvard athletics. The action of last year's athletic committee is not binding upon the college for all time, and there is every probability that the near future may witness the reinstatement of Harvard in the inter-collegiate league. Meanwhile the only thing to be done is to organize class elevens to compete for the championship of the college. From these teams a fairly strong 'varsity eleven may be picked to play the Canadian teams, and thus the foot-ball spirit may be kept alive until the cloud of faculty disapproval, which now rests above the sport, shall be removed.
No better fall sport has ever been desired than foot-ball, and its abandonment by the college cannot fail to be taken as an indication of the wane of that spirit of pluck and hardihood which has characterized the Harvard undergraduate of the past.