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To the Editor of the Crimson:

In regard to your editorial of April 23 on spring sports trips, it appears to me that you have unfairly condemned the baseball and lacrosse trips by including them, perhaps unwittingly, in a condemnation properly meant only for the tennis trip.

Speaking for lacrosse, as the sport with whose situation I am intimately acquainted, I wish to call your attention to the fact that we do not always have rain for our games, that lacrosse is played, as football is played, regardless of weather conditions, and that the spring lacrosse trip more than covers its own expenses. It has not cost the H.A.A. money to send the lacrosse team on a spring trip in at least four years. Beyond that my personal knowledge does not carry.

The best lacrosse in the country is played in Maryland. Certainly it is to our advantage and interest to play these teams from whom we can learn in competition.

If the men on the lacrosse squad and the coach are willing to devote their spring vacations to playing the game between automobile rides, and if this trip cost the H.A.A. nothing, I feel that your editorial was, to say the least, misleading. Bernard A. Helfat '38.   Manager of Lacrosse.