In the realm of sportsmanship little things count for much. The changing of the term "opponents" to the more genial "visitors" on the University's score boards is on the surface but a minor alteration, yet it helps to promote that atmosphere of gentlemanly rivalry which ought to distinguish all intercollegiate contests. While Dean Briggs was Chairman of the Athletic Committee it was ever his purpose to foster such a spirit; and this change is but one visible expression of his policy.
Dean Brigg's letter makes apparently but a minor change in facts, yet like the alteration of terms, it is an act of true sportsmanship. It reflects added credit on both Dean Briggs and Professor Barrett Wendell.