There is one event included in the contests for the inter-collegiate cup to which we do not think the Athletic Association pays sufficient attention. We refer to the tug-of-war contest, which is passed over as of secondary importance by the officers of the association. As the sports will be exceedingly close this year, and every effort must be made to retain the emblem which we have held for so many years, it seems a good time for training more carefully than heretofore a team for this event. We can of course have no regular trainer for this purpose, but some student might be selected to captain the team or have general charge of it, in whose hands the selection of the team could be placed. With our many facilities for indoor training it seems humiliating to be beaten in this event by smaller colleges with fewer numbers. Careful training during the winter would make us reasonably sure of this contest, for although the teams pull in the ground at New York, the gymnasium work on the cleats would be very beneficial. An early start in forming a team and conscientious work during the winter and spring will do much towards placing another event to our credit next May.
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