The result of the first of the series of class football games, played yesterday afternoon, was for several reasons gratifying. In the first place there was some very creditable playing done-creditable to both teams alike. Of course there were occasional slips which have unfortunately to be expeeted at this early stage, and some considerable unnecessary delay at various times in putting the ball in play which protracted the game; for all that, however, the play was interesting and promised well for the future. The work of the freshmen, while not of course nearly so good as we expect later in the season, was encouraging. The chief thing to be regretted about the match was the small number of men who were in attendance. The freshmen certainly ought to show more interest in the work of their eleven. It must be remembered that as a general thing training is after all dreary work and that a little encouragement from day to day will go a great way toward inspiring an athletic team to victory. Every freshman owes it as a duty to his class team to support it by his presence on the field.