The special sale of seats for the Freshman debate with Yale will begin this morning, as has been announced. Until three o'clock this afternoon tickets will be sold only to members of the class organizations, and after this time only to members of the Freshman class. On Tuesday the general sale will be held. The object of this arrangement is to give the first chance for seats to the men who have represented or are representing the class in other directions, and also if possible to fill the seats that are left with members of the Freshman class.
This scheme is a good one and promises to be thoroughly successful. The class crew has already signified its intention of attending the debate in a body, and without doubt the other organizations will be equally loyal.
The Freshman class has shown itself unusually strong in athletics. Its crew has won the class races, and is certain to show up well in the intercollegiate race, and its baseball team stands a good chance of winning the championship in the class games. Friday night will show what the class can do in debating, and from what has been said by the men who are training the speakers, it is likely to distinguish itself here also. If the result of the debate is a success, the College may well feel proud of its Freshman class. The debaters deserve all the support that their classmates can give them. We hope that the Fogg Museum will be completely filled with freshmen on Friday night, for nothing will so encourage the speakers. When the Yale freshmen won the debate last year, the enthusiasm was tremendous, the speakers were carried from the hall on the shoulders of their classmates, and were given the fence, the highest honor that can be awarded to a freshman at Yale. This is what aroused the interest of the Yale undergraduates in debating and caused them to make the efforts that ended in Harvard's defeat this year. It is just this sort of enthusiasm that should be shown here on Friday night if our freshmen win the debate.