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It is to be hoped that the Athletic Association will consider the advisability of giving more valuable prizes at the winter meeting this year than has hitherto been the custom. The winter meetings are exceedingly remunerative, and now that the financial condition of the association is so much improved, there seems to be no good reason why the men who contribute to the entertainment and spend a large amount of time and money in preparation for the different events, should not obtain some reward which shall be worthy of preserving. It is true that contestants enter rather for honor than for any substantial reward, but it is none the less certain that prizes which in themselves are worth competing for act oftentimes as a great incentive to hard and faithful work, and are no more than proper rewards for success. A step in the right direction was taken by the management last year, in substituting graceful and pretty cups for the ungainly pewter mugs formerly given. We trust that this year the improvement will be continued.

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