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Some little agitation has been going the rounds of the campus in favor of having a Varsity football team, to play Yale and Harvard at least, provided, of course, these universities agree to the plan. The chief argument seems to be that since we have always had football there is no sufficient reason to stop it now, and the decision of the Military and Naval academies to continue their teams is brought forward to re-enforce the position. * * *

But the chief objection seems to be this--that football, if it were played, would be played purely for the spectacle and not for the athletic value, which value can alone justify resumption of the regular Varsity schedule. Advertisement of the universities by intercollegiate athletics should this year at least give way to physical and mental preparation for the burdens of the war. --Daily Princetonian

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