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EDITORS HARVARD HERALD: In the past meetings of the H. A. A., held in the gymnasium, the graduates (?) who were appointed as judges had been out of college for some time. There are many reasons why the judges in the sparring and wrestling contests should be appointed from members of the association in college at the time of the events. The college feeling in regard to sparring is higher than that outside; what is desired is scientific sparring; we do not want a slugging match or a glove fight as they have at Yale. As in fencing a touch counts, so in sparring science ought to count, and one heavy blow should not count as much as two well directed light ones. If the judges decide in favor of heavy sparring, then that kind of work comes up from year to year and the standard keeps getting lower, and men who spar well but light will not enter. Such has been the effect of the past decisions of the judges. In order to avoid this, men who are to act as judges should be selected from the undergraduated members of the association, and they should be chosen for their firmness in order to rule out any one who attempted unscientific sparring at once. It is hoped that the officers of the association who have this in charge will act with more energy than they displayed in the sale of the seats.

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