Those who arranged the mass meeting last night deserve to be congratulated on its success and on the enthusiasm and good feeling displayed. Its success will do much to increase the already strong interest in the crew.
It would be well if more mass meetings like the one last night and the football mass meeting last spring, could be held. They help greatly to strengthen interest in the athletic teams and, better, to bring about unity in the more or less loosely connected branches of the University and create community of feeling.
Unfortunately, here, where the government of athletics is entrusted to a small body, composed only partly of undergraduates, the chance of holding such important student mass meetings as the one held at Yale recently to decide whether or not Yale wished to renew athletics with Harvard, is taken away. Occasional opportunities to call mass meetings occur, however, and they should be taken advantage of.