COMMENT

Pleasant Relations

It was with a thrill of satisfaction and appreciation indeed that the student body noted the letter, published in yesterday's Pennsylvanian, written by Captain Henry on the behalf of the Harvard crew, in which he expressed his thanks for the hospitality which had been shown to the crew men from Cambridge by the university and its students. Short and to the point, but sincere in its brevity, the note embodied in it a warm feeling of gratitude for the efforts of our crew management and the men themselves to do all they could to give the Crimson oarsmen ever opportunity to make the most of their short sojourn on the Schuylkill. Yet this little show of appreciation is more than enough to repay any time and trouble which was expended for the convenience of the Harvard athletes. It is certainly a comfortable feeling when one's unselfish efforts for the benefit of some one else are noticed and appreciated.

Upon little courtesies such as this a better feeling of intercollegiate friendship and sympathy is bound to arise. Too often in the heart of competition between institutions the immediate result victory, is overemphasized. The bigger and finer things, such as better relations, a broader viewpoint and the thrill of the competition itself are some-times overlooked in the desire to win. Victory become so large the greater benefits hidden behind intercollegiate competition are lost from sight. It is unfortunate that the relation between these tangible and intangible ideals should sometimes become distorted but it is often the case and cannot be denied.

And because of this the peasant relations between the Harvard and Pennsylvania oarsmen, gentlemanly and sportsmanlike in every way takes on the importance which we give to it. We are glad that Pennsylvania could help and accommodate the Harvard crew, and we appreciate the sincere note of thanks which our guests left with May the Red and Blue and the Crimson always be an the same intimate terms. The Pennsylvanian