The committee of the Interscholastic Athletic Association informs us that Phillips Exeter Academy is the only one of the foremost preparatory schools which is not a member of the Association. The success of the association is of the greatest importance to the welfare of Harvard's athletic interests; and both for that reason and for the fact that such close ties bind Harvard and Exeter together, we feel that, in urging Exeter to join the association, we are representing a very general feeling among the undergraduates here. A year or two ago, if we remember aright, Exeter joined the Association. Phillips Andover, however, her sister school, was unable, owing to faculty restrictions, to take a like step. Exeter, therefore, withdrew and decided to keep up only her regular contests with Andover. It was only natural that the two schools should, as they always have done, keep together. Now, however, the faculty at Andover has removed the restrictions, and the academy has become a member of the association. But now Exeter in turn seems to hang back. If she consults her own best interests, she will join the Interscholastic Association, and that right speedily.
We understand that Exeter may, if it will, become a member of the association. We hope that the school, in disscussing the matter, will make every effort to find out the real advantages of the plan of the association; and we ask that the Exonian and other Exeter school papers bring as strongly as possible before the students Harvard's feeling in the matter.