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EDITORS HERALD-CRIMSON.-The usual spirit of the legal profession-that of taking advantage of circumstances without regard to justice-is developing very early in the present members of the Law School. For it seems very unjust toward the undergraduate classes for that department of the university to abstain from the races on the Charles until there is an accumulation of old and excellent oarsmen from which to form a crew. Moreover I can not help thinking that this will have a bad effect generally on the interest in rowing taken by undergraduates. The one cause of enthusiasm in a crew is its desire and chance of winning. Likewise the cause of a lack of enthusiasm and a consequent indifference among the members of a crew in the conviction that there is no chance of winning. Now, when by the addition of a new and superior crew, the chances of the two best crews are materially lessened, what must be the effect on the other two crews? Further, enthusiasm among the members of a crew is what calls out new candidates; therefore this action of the Law School will lesson to a great degree the desire of new men to try for the undergraduate crews. While I would not wish in the least to dampen the ardor of our legal fellow-students, it does seem that it would be but just for them to allow the class races to remain distinctively class races. They would perhaps allow a suggestion that to show their earnestness in rowing and their disinterested intentions, they should get a good eight in training and row the University of Pennsylvania for the championship of the world.

As an after-thought allow me to call to their minds the real intention and aim of class races, i. e., to prepare men for the 'varsity. It is fair to suppose that most of these Law School oars have either had their share of the 'varsity or never will have it. Therefore, on this ground their action is useless.


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