The resumption of athletics last Saturday showed by the result of three victories that Harvard teams still have the ability to "tame the Tiger," which has been such a favorite pastime in former years. It has not always been an easy task to defeat Princeton and often we have failed, but our success this year has almost exceeded all expectations. There is cause for exultation in this alone. Yet the outcome of Saturday's games is gratifying not only from a competitive point of view, but also from the standpoint of its relation to this spring's formal system of sport.
Harvard teams have been organized on a new basis in this year of war. Athletic policy has been guided by a consideration of the greatest good for a maximum number of men. Last fall the informal system was introduced, but has since been discarded as a failure, as the teams seemed to lack the spirit of co-ordination so essential to victory. The Princeton games placed the system of combined military training and sport on trial, and the result has so far been highly satisfactory. The quality of the teams may be lower than the general average of those in the past, but the same Harvard spirit is there. The competitive spirit, however, has changed. The two universities competed Saturday in what seemed a pure love for sport. There was none or the glamor of a great intercollegiate contest on Soldiers Field or Lake Carnegie. Our thoughts seem to have turned to more serious matters, but still we applaud such success as our teams have met and the spirit in which they played.