The Princetonian, in an editorial discussing the prospects of a Princeton-Harvard game, says:
"We take it that the college would no longer oppose a meeting with Harvard if the game be played under certain conditions. Substantially the feeling is that although the overtures for such a game have come from Harvard, it is still her part to open negotiations for a return to the old order things. If she does so, however much Princeton men may have resented Harvard's course last year, we ought to consider this a dead issue and ask ourselves the question-would it be sportsmanlike to refuse Harvard a chance to win back the laurels she lost on Jarvis field last November?
Again, we should insist that the game be played at Princeton. Any proposal that would place the playing of the game within the New England limit ought not to be entertained by Princeton. The last game between the two teams was played at Cambridge. Following customary alteration, the next should be played here. We naturally rebel at being governed here by the prescriptions of the Harvard Athletic Committee. We might just as consistently demand that all games be played within the limits of the Middle States.
Furthermore, a proposition for the game should be accompanied by an understanding as to the future meetings for a definite number of years. We should have some guarantee that Harvard, in case Princeton is outmatched this year, will not again put the machinery of ostracism in motion."
This manner of looking at the proposition is certainly fair, but, unfortunately, it does not reduce the difficulties in the way of a game at all. As we have said before, the question is whether or not Princeton will agree this fall to play a game of foot ball with Harvard within the limits of New England. If Princeton very soon expresses a willingness to do this, then we feel sure that Harvard will do her part. It is utterly useless to say anything about a game outside of New England. We have a strict rule which cannot, now, under any circumstances be overlooked this fall. We call attention to the fact that reference to New England does not necessarily mean Jarvis field, but any one of the great number of neutral grounds which might seem appropriate.