Everyone who was familiar with the work done in the gymnasium this winter expected that the events of the last meeting of the Athletic Association would be more poorly contested this year than formerly. Nevertheless no one was quite prepared to see such a poor exhibition as was given last Saturday, particularly in the events that are to be contested in New York in May, The one redeeming feature of the meeting was the shot putting by Pennypacker, whose efforts showed the hard and careful work he has done. In the high jumping and pole-vaulting not only were the records made much below those made last year but the number of entries also was smaller.
If Harvard is going to get back the Mott Haven cup in May, the men on whom she relies to win it for her have got to stop going backward and begin going forward. If the men who contested these events cannot do better, others must come foward who can. We want to win back the cup, and we can never do it by half-hearted work. Every one who can must work hard and earnestly or we shall again be obliged to see the cup carried off by some college that has not half our advantages, but has, what is far more effective the energy we lack.