Our best wishes for success go with the Union in their debate tonight with the Trinity Club of Boston. We regret that this debate, which is the only one the Union plans to hold this year with another club out of the University, is not to be open to all members of the University. But we understand the reasons why this is not done in the present case, for the debate is the result of an invitation from the Trinity Club to hold a joint meeting in the private rooms of the club. The rooms are small and it is impossible to extend invitations outside of the members of the Union. We feel, however, that it would be a good thing for the debating interests of the University if the Harvard clubs could hold some public debates during the year with other like organizations, whether of other colleges or not. Some such debating rivalry would certainly add a new stimulous to the interest now given to the clubs in their regular weekly meetings.
Our attention has been called to the fact that the freshman baseball candidates cannot be called out since there is no place in which they may practice. Before this year the candidates for this team used the cage in the Gymnasium, but now this cage has been floored over for the benefit of the Mott Haven team. It is right enough that the Mott Haven team should have a good place in which to practice starting. It is equally true that the prospects of the freshman baseball team should not be injured for want of a place where it may train its men. It, then, the only place available for these two teams is the room in the basement of the Gymnasium, it seems only fair that this room should, if possible, be made to serve both purposes. This is what it has done in past years, and what it could do again by removing the boards from half of the floor. This might not make an entirely satisfactory practice place for either team, but it would be fairer than the present arrangement, which gives the entire advantage to the men in the Mott Haven squads.