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THE YALE-HARVARD QUARREL.

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The recent action of the Yale graduate advisory committee, which has some control over her athletics, in regard to Harvard's delay in answering the challenge of the boat club, has caused much amusement and some indignation at Harvard. The fact is that this was simply the result of an unavoidable and unintentional delay in holding meetings of the Harvard advisory committee. There has been and is now no intention whatever to decline the challenge, and a formal answer will be sent as soon as several preliminary questions are settled between the committees of the two colleges, the most notable of which is that about the start and finish of the race. Last June it had been understood till the boats came to the line that both start and finish should be by the sterns; then Yale claimed that the start should be by sterns and end by bows. As Yale had the longer boat this claim was evidently unfair. Harvard wishes such questions settled, but, even if her wishes are not satisfied by Yale, some understanding will be reached. At any rate Harvard intends to row the race. The graduate committee wished to settle the Columbia matter before tackling these other questions. Yale's challenge was sent Oct. 18, and its receipt promptly acknowledged. Yale ought to understand the matter perfectly well, and this action of hers seems to Harvard men a most absurd piece of poppycock. It is a tempest in a tea-pot. - [Boston Globe.

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