Of late years, the interest in the winter meetings of the Athletic Association has been steadily on the increase. Moreover, the excellence of the work done has progressed in equalratio. To-day the annual winter meetings are very like a little Mott Haven tournament, in which the several colleges of the more important contest may be considered as represented by the various classes. In fact, these meetings have become an important factor in keeping alive class feeling. It has become the custom of most students to keep a careful record of the events won by the men of their respective classes, and to feel elated, or despondent, correspondingly to the position of their classes in the list of prize winners. But aside from the individual events, the tug-of-war contests have now assumed an importance, second only to the class races. It is but rarely that any class enthusiasm is shown equal to that which is the invariable accompaniment. of a victorious "tug." It will be many a year before those who witnessed it, will forget the wild excitement which prevailed when the '83 men, then dignified seniors, bore their victorious team from the hall on their shoulders.
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