The following communication from P. M. Hollister '13, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, who substituted at end on the football team two years ago, gives a good idea of the sentiment prevalent in the West over the coming game with Michigan.
"Captain Lochinvar Raynsford is bringing a crippled team out of the west. The game on Soldiers Field Saturday will mean far more to Harvard's friendships through the country than any final score can show. Over a thousand tickets have gone from Ann Arbor already to the undergraduates and to the Detroit graduates.
"The Michigan team has practised almost incessantly since the Pennsylvania game last autumn, with one end in view and how near that end is to the undergraduate eye has been evident at every game Michigan has played this season, when each successful run and pass brought such comment from the stands as 'We should worry about Harvard,' or 'I wonder what Haughton will think of that!'
"Harvard's particular duty Saturday lies not with her infirmary squad, but with the undergraduates, who are presumably in good condition enough to extend to the visitors and their retainers something of the same welcome which Vanderbilt received two years ago--a welcome that is talked about in Tennessee, and one that did more to surround the name of Harvard with a pleasant odor than any official action could ever do.
"Michigan is coming, body and soul, into a strange neighborhood. The Michigan men are bringing a student band, and one of the most powerful male choruses that ever yelled in a stadium. They are used to being spoken to without an introduction. They have never heard of the glass flowers, but they might be interested in them. Harvard won't miss Cambridge by turning it over to the westerners for a day or so." P. M. HOLLISTER '13