The entries for the class athletic meeting close tonight. There seems to be more than the usual interest in track athletics this spring, and we hope that the feeling will show in the number of entries for the games. It is certainly time that men go into these class games with a spirit entirely different from the one which they have shown in past years. The sort of thing which we object to is to have a man enter an event to oblige a friend and make the number of entries just large enough to keep the event from being thrown out altogether. The friend wins a prize very likely, and then enters another event to return the obligation to the first kind friend. Contests like these are worth absolutely nothing, and we much rather see the classes abandon the games altogether than carry them on in this spirit.
We are inclined, however, to look with an optimistic view upon the present state of our track athletics, and we cannot help believing that we shall be warranted in this view by a renewed interest in the class games.