The appointment of a joint committee to treat with Yale in all branches of athletics will mark an era in Harvard's athletic policy. Formerly each of our association has worked for its own immediate benefit with little or no regard for the interests of the other organizations The result of this has been an inconsistent and weak attitude on the part of the college as a whole. Now, however, all the associations have decided to stand together, and use their united influence in negotiating an agreement with Yale. In frequent meetings during the past few weeks the officers have exchanged their views, and agreed upon a common policy, which all the delegates will know and support. Such a union of interests cannot fail to give the most dignified attitude to the college, as well as to secure an arrangement with Yale which will be most beneficial to our athletics as a whole.
Another important feature in the make-up of the delegation is the presence of several graduates. Never before have graduates had their due influence in managing our sports, but we hope that from this time they will continue to give the college the benefit of their experience and advice. If such able men as Mr. Winslow and Professor Thayer can be made to feel that they are welcomed to aid in managing our athletics, and are trusted by the students, Harvard will not lose all the benefits of a successful captain at his graduation.
The appointment of graduate advisory committees was the first step in this direction; the selection of graduates to serve on this committee is an even more important advance toward a hearty co-operation of all forces in the best interests of the college.