Nearly forty years have rolled by since Harvard and Yale first met on the gridiron. When this paper appears they will have played their thirty-third game. In all these years football has gone through its vicissitudes with faculties and rules committees, until today it has assumed a place in the whole country which is unapproached by any amateur sport. And at the same time in these particular games it has served the worthy purpose of bringing Harvard and Yale, players and supporters, into close, sometimes warlike but generally friendly, touch with one another.
But the great fact that we are glad to remember is that during all its development the game has always been played for its own sake. The spontaneous and unorganized game of 1875 has given way to a highly organized sporting machine surrounded with Stadiums, Athletic