The new regulations adopted by the Athletic Association for distribution of tickets for the Dartmouth and Yale games, contain provisions decidedly unfair to the Freshman and Sophomore classes. The report upon which these regulations are based assumes that preferment to graduates in applying for one seat should offset for the two lower classes the preference shown to graduates in applying for two. The relative numerical strength of the two classes proclaims this exchange unjust. If 1000 undergraduates are given better single seats than graduates, the latter will be moved not more than a section either way. If 3000 graduates apply for two seats apiece, the Freshman who takes a companion will be fortunate if he can tell whether or not the ball is advanced. On this basis alone the lower-classmen have received by far the smaller end of the deal.
That Harvard is better and more influential because of a strong graduate body is true. On the other hand, the University is undergraduates. Consequently all activities except those of government are made possible and supported by undergraduates. They belong to the men who are still in College. Such conditions do not warrant granting to graduates, whose period for active support is past, privileges not enjoyed by those who create the team.
The committee upon whose report the new regulations are based was composed entirely of older-men. It is doubtful if the questions under discussion could be considered with absolute impartiality by such a body. The report certainly gives no evidence of concessions made for the privileges received. The CRIMSON believes that before another football season the whose matter should be reconsidered.