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To the Editors of the CRIMSON:
I feel that the undergraduates of the University ought to be called severely to task for their failure to show any inclination to support the track team in its meet Saturday with Cornell and Dartmouth. Dartmouth undergraduates have already taken more than twice as many tickets as Harvard, though they have a long and expensive trip to make.
This attitude cannot be from any lack of interest in track sports, because the same men who apparently take no more interest in their own team than in that of the Saugus High School almost fell over each other in their eagerness to buy tickets (at higher prices) for the B.A.A. meet. Nor can it be because of lack of merit in the meet itself. The New England A.A.U. Championship events given in conjunction with the College meet will undoubtedly furnish some good races, while the triangular meet promises not only close and exciting finishes in practically every event, but a very strenuous struggle to decide the winning college. In fact it is more than likely that the University relay race, as the last event, will determine the winner. The very nature of a triangular meet like this means excitement in practically every event, for while one college may be outclassed in a particular race, there are always two who are very much in the running. The last Harvard-Pennsylvania. Dartmouth meet in 1917 was one of the most interesting indoor competitions ever held, and this meet promises to be even better and closer.
I have a good deal of sympathy for the undergraduate who is continually urged to give his support to all sorts of College promotions whether he has any interest in them or not, but here is an important intercollegiate meet between three of the colleges strongest in track sports, a meet where the interest and support of our graduates and undergraduates will mean a lot to the Harvard track team in its final outdoor meets. Cornell and Dartmouth men are supporting their teams in unexpected numbers. Harvard men must not neglect this opportunity to show their track team in its final and most important contest of the winter season that the same spirit is back of them that helped to produce an unbeaten football team last fall. FRED. W. MOORE '93. Graduate Treasurer H.A.A.