SHALL HARVARD STICK TO THE OLD LEAGUE.
EDITORS DAILY CRIMSON: To-morrow, Saturday, February 26th, the base-ball delegates from Princeton, Yale and Harvard meet together in New York, according to agreement, to confer regarding the results of the mass meetings held at the respective colleges. Now, the question for us to decide is this: Are we to be cajoled, bullied or otherwise persuaded by Yale to give up our scheme of forming a new league, thereby intimating our intention of sticking to the old league? The opinion of a great many representative men of the various classes whom I have consulted, seems to be that we should not do so. If Yale persists in standing by the old league, then let Princeton, Harvard and Columbia form a league by themselves. Such a league would be a very strong one, and would ultimately result in materially raising the standard of base-ball at each of these three colleges. I am well aware that the proposal to allow Columbia to enter will meet with much opposition, but is this fair? Columbia defeated Yale, Princeton and Harvard last year, and, though it by no means follows that she will be able to do so this year, yet she has shown herself worthy of a place in the new league. So why not let her in? The best plan seems to be for the base-ball management to call a mass meeting either this afternoon or evening, in order that our delegates may go to New York fully empowered to voice the sentiments of the college at large. If notices are posted early to-day, there will be little trouble in getting together a large number of men. Yale naturally has her own welfare at heart; she must recognize the fact that she will do herself more harm than good, by cutting loose from Princeton and Harvard; and if these two colleges come out strongly in favor of the new league, Yale will doubtless be persuaded to change her opinion.