IMPORTANCE OF SPRING FOOTBALL.

Football players are needed for the additional spring practice, and 17 is indeed a small number of energetic candidates for the University team. True, the weather is hot and the work does not materially develop our eleven for next fall, but, as Coach Haughton is a member of the sub-committee on football rules, this practice will have an important influence on the working out of the new game.

It is hardly an exaggeration to say that the life of football depends upon the success of the new rules next season in preventing injuries, and therefore the friends of the game should do all in their power to assist, by giving Coach Haughton every advantage which may tend to make the recent changes effective. If he is given ample opportunity to experiment now, it should give him a decided lead in developing a winning team for us in the fall.