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To the Editors of the Crimson:
Sirs: If I understand correctly the original object of the athletic grounds back of Divinity, they were intended especially for that large class of Harvard men, who from want either of dexterity or time, do not play with the 'Varsity and class teams. One of the two fields into which those grounds are divided, ought unquestionably to be at the disposal of the freshmen; that leaves one field for the "table" teams, society teams and the like. Yet even this one cannot be used for its proper purpose because the teams for the inter-scholasitc league must play there. If this field were not in demand there might, perhaps, be no objection to their using it; but it is in very great demand.
Was the expense of clearing Norton's field intended to benefit teams in no way connected with Harvard? Is not the Cambridge Common good enough for these juvenile hordes? The official way in which the field is roped off and and taken possession of for these games, would lead one to think that these schools had authoritative permission to do so. Now there cannot be the slightest doubt under the existing circumstances, that they ought not to have this permission; if they do not have it, some one in authority ought to command them to play elsewhere and leave Norton's field to those for whom it was intended.