Vigorous opposition is being made in Cambridge to any plan for fencing in Jarvis Field. The Cambridge Tribune says: "The college students desire to shut up Jarvis Field with a lofty fence so that they may realize more money by athletic exhibitions. As the border streets are narrow and the intended fences would stand close to the side-walks, the necessary effect would be to sadly injure the neighboring houses, to destroy their southern outlook, deprive them of most of their summer air and give a gloomy aspect to the lower front rooms; so that the taxes would have to be reduced because of the injury to the property, and some of the inhabitants might move away. Should the college government sanction this defacement of two pleasant streets by such a prison-wall, against the protest of all who reside in the vicinity, it would throw a gloom over an improving portion of our fair city that would be profoundly regretted by well-wishers of the college." In addition to this it may be said that it is doubtful if the consent of the college corporation to the improvements proposed could be obtained if desired. A statement of the plans proposed by the athletic committee of the faculty, in another article, reveals what would seem to be a satisfactory solution of the problem.
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