There has recently been a tendency, however for those who have been on the team for one or two or more years to enter some other form of athletics, sometimes thinking that there are others who can readily fill their places, and sometimes, we regret to say, without any regard to the loss they may bring upon the team. No one can deny any of these their right to choose their own line of conduct. Often they enter other branches of athletics when their presence is really needed, sometimes they do not. We wish to treat this in an entirely impersonal way, taking the cases which have come to our notice merely as showing the tendency to indifference toward the Mott Haven team. This is every now and then cropping out and it is not in accord with the spirit of the University. The time may come, when through a false and unlogical way of looking at things a few men may prove the indirect cause of defeat. This is not a mere possibility, but a decided probability. Should a misfortune of this kind come to us, we cannot but think those who were so largely responsible for it would feel sincere regret. Yet even if in spite of such setbacks, as the refusal of winning men to train, victory should finally come to us, the spirit which prompted the men in question to act is none the less to be deplored. There are many cases where men are justified in dropping their connection with the Mott Haven team; but on the other hand there are cases where the reasons advanced are less sound. It is against the spirit shown in these latter cases that we wish to protest.