The question to be discussed at the Harvard Union tonight, "Resolved, that the present tendency of athletics at Harvard is for the best interests of the university," is a suggestive one, and ought to call out a large audience. Great interest in the subject of college athletics is now being shown all over the country. The action of our own faculty, and the remarks of Dr. Crosby and others, have drawn more attention to it than it has ever before received.
The arguments against athletics have been presented in the strongest light. If these arguments are conclusive, an expression of opinion to that effect on the part of college students themselves, who are, of course, the persons most interested in the matter. will, without doubt, have considerable influence in bringing about a proper solution of the problem. If, on the other hand, as we believe, the arguments are weak and one-sided, there is no more appropriate place to expose their vulnerable points than at such a meeting as that of tonight, at which men who can speak from experience will be present and will give their views.
Let every man who is at all interested in this question be on hand, and help to make the opinion to be expressed a representative one.