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EDITORS HARVARD HERALD: The want of a suitable field for practice has long been felt by the lacrosse men. The question is: Cannot that need be supplied without injury to any other branch of athletics? Hitherto the lacrosse men have failed to secure any other place than a portion of the field to the southwest of the old society building. All this spring they have been using this ground, although they were compelled to have one goal on the top of a hill, and to be continually on the guard against breaking the windows of the society building, on the one hand, and against infringing on the grounds of the tennis and cricket men, on the other. Added to these restrictions is the extreme liability of the ball to get "out of bounds" - thus causing delay in having the ball "drawn off." Now, we think that there is ground enough to accommodate all the tennis men, the cricket men, the base-ball nines and the lacrosse teams, if the ground was assigned with reference to the needs of the different games. The green, running from the society building southerly toward the site of the new Law School would do much better than the present field for the lacrosse men; but, just about the centre, the cricket men have their "crease." Thus a stretch of field, for about two hundred yards, is broken by a little patch of green of about thirty feet long. Then, again, why could not the lacrosse men practice on either Jarvis or Holmes two or three times a week, and the two base-ball nines accommodate themselves to one field on those days? If Yale enters lacrosse next year, our team has good chances of beating her much worse than she has yet been beaten by Harvard. It is necessary, however, that our lacrosse men should practice in a decent-sized field, if Harvard is to keep up her reputation for having the best college lacrosse team.

D. U.

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