President Dodds has shown that he meant no idle jest in his Opening Address when he deplored the "flask-toters and alcoholic" partisans who are mainly responsible for the exhibitions of ill-breeding which have become all too characteristic of intercollegiate football spectators.
His action of leadership in requesting spectators at Princeton contests to abstain from the use of alcoholic liquors while attending these games will no doubt be open to much horrified criticism. It is a delicate subject at best, which college presidents have been too prone to approach from the aspect that "this matter presents no problem for us". Such whistling in the dark, however, seems decidedly off key when one is treated to the spectacle of any college football stadium after the game.
We do not believe that Princeton football crowds have been the worst offenders in the country and we are sure that President Dodds does not think so either. Nor do we believe that Princeton undergraduates are particularly more flagrant in their contradiction of good manners than any other student body. But we do believe that it is high time that somebody made the first move toward eradicating a situation "which seriously menaces the future of the sport as an intercollegiate activity". We are proud of the fact that Princeton is willing to bear the thankless burden of the pioneer. --The Princetonian