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To the Editor of the Crimson:
Judging from the booing of referees in the Stadium Saturday, Crimson spectators now classify a college football game with a professional hockey or baseball contest, where the arbiters are crooks' and the opposing players 'stumblebums,' where you 'pays your money' and your shrieks and imprecations are recognized as a part of the spectacle.
In holding this view Harvard is either ahead of the times or it is not ahead of the times; if the latter, judgment may fairly be entered that Harvard men at the best are poor sports and at the worst yellow.
Those who are fond of discussing the subject of 'Harvard and the Liberal Education' can gain some pointers at the Stadium almost any Saturday afternoon. An education which fails to teach its recipient to cheer when his team wins and not to complain when the wind blows easterly, though it may be a liberal education, it is not the education of a man.
On the other hand, the Harvard view of a college football game may be ahead of the times. If this is true, Harvard should do all it can to spread the new gospel. There should be regular boo-leaders and better, organized booing. There should be a set of Harvard boos even as songs and cheers now exist. For any such book of boos, the following might serve as a model:
B! O! O!
Boo! Boo! Boo!
We're from Harvard.
Who are you? or, a variation in the manner of the echo cheer, those on one side of the fifty-yard line having contributed the above, those on the other side would come in with:
Oh! Oh! Oh!
Boo! Boo! Boo!
They're from Harvard.
We are too. Morris Earle '38.
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