THE PRESS

Look Us Over, Boys

A wise policy of non-participation in post-season or intersectional championship games was reasserted by the Board of Control of the Princeton Athletic Association when it announced yesterday, in regard to its attitude toward a possible invitation for Princeton to represent the East in the Rose Bowl football game, that the agreement with Yale, made in 1923 and renewed in 1927, will continue to apply.

Needless to say, a trip across the continent by the Nassau team merely in an attempt to seize an ephemeral sovereignty of the American gridiron could only serve to involve Princeton athletics in the much bandied accusation of "over-emphasis," a charge that has, fortunately, hitherto been given little or no excuse for being launched against the Orange and Black.

It has consistently been the accepted attitude here that intersectional contests with colleges which are united to Princeton by no common bonds of interest save the determination of their relative athletic prowess have no reasonable justification. And the extension of the football season beyond its normal bounds is in any case unfortunate in its results, both by the increased tension upon the players themselves and in the temporary distortion of values among the members of the student body at large.

It has been a matter of some years since a Princeton football team has risen to such heights as the present one. And the Tiger's newfound athletic glory is made not less sweet by his sudden leap from the slough of 1930 and 1931. Princeton has a great team, and Princeton men are fully aware of it. A transcontinental trip is not required to prove it. --Daily Princetonian.