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It is to be hoped that there is some truth in the rumor that comes from New Haven to the effect that Yale will play no more football games in New York, for the attitude of the New York public toward college football is not calculated to have a good influence on the sport. Unfortunately it has been more or less true that one great reason why games have been played there in the past is that they are more successful financially than when played in smaller towns. Quick to appreciate this, New York people have come to regard a big college game like any other sort of show and to feel that, paying their admission money, they have a right to order when, where and how the show shall proceed.
The papers, too, have been quick to see their chance and have in most cases furnished highly seasoned accounts of outrages committed by local toughs who parade the streets the night of a big game wearing college colors. For the past two years we have been given a chance to read long accounts of the ingenious schemes by which proprietors of metropolitan theatres and music halls have proposed to "protect" themselves from college boys. And this year, as a grand climax, the fact has been telegraphed all over the country that the last great game this year was played under at east nominal police surveillance.
Yale did a good thing when she refused to play in New York on Thanksgiving Day. She will do better if she keeps away from New York altogether.
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