The following circular is printed at the request of the committee on athletics:
DEAR SIR.- Many students, of whom you are one, have as yet made no reply to the inquiries of the committee in regard to college athletics. Without the co-operation of the students. the committee cannot form a clear idea of the state of athletics and of physical exercise in the college. This is a matter which deeply concerns the welfare of the University, and in which instructors and students alike have an interest. The committee wish to know what are the habits of exercise and the opinions of students of every sort; of those who take no active part in athletics, or do not exercise at all, as well as of those who witness, support, or enter athletic contests. If even a small percentage of students fail to respond, the results will be incomplete and unsatisfactory. The committee therefore earnestly request you to fill out the enclosed blank, and to send it to 7 Hollis Hall immediately. If, for any reason, you prefer not to make a return, will you be so good as to write a statement to that effect upon the back of the circular, and to send it in? The committee desire an answer of some sort from every student of the college.
The answers have been treated, and will be treated as entirely confidential; No use will be made of them which in any way connects the facts obtained with the name of any student.
JOHN WILLIAMS WHITE,W. S. CHAPLIN, ALBERT BUSHNELL HART.