THE communication in another column is one of several that we have received in regard to the special trains to Springfield, and we feel sure that the writer expresses the sentiment of the whole college. Since every ticket to the Yale game secures the holder a particular seat it seems hardly necessary that he should reach the grounds earlier than half an hour before the game. The special trains run by the Boston and Albany R. R. leave Boston at 6.50, 8.00, and 8.35. Each ticket holder, therefore, having a reserved seat will take the last special and the result will be an overcrowding of the 8.35 train with all the accompanying inconveniences and discomforts. Since it takes a little less than three hours to make the run to Springfield, those on the last special will arrive there at half past eleven, not to speak of the still earlier hours when those on the other specials will arrive. This means that men will be forced to rise at an early and unnecessary hour to take a special train which will land them in Springfield three hours before the game begins. Such a state of affairs is very undesirable.
The Boston and Albany has been very accomodating in furnishing us special trains at special rates, and it is only fair to assume that the company is in ignorance of the new arrangements for reserved seats this year and that consequently it is not necessary, as in years before, to reach Springfield at an early hour. It seems to us that if these new arrangements were explained to the company, and they were shown that their special trains, as now scheduled, were started at an unnecessarily early hour, they would be willing, provided the running of their regular trains allowed it, to give us specials starting at a later hour. We trust that the football management will endeavor to settle this for us.