most public-spirited and patriotic. Civis
sum Romanus; pro patria mori was the
creed of the greatest nation of antiquity.
"France and glory" and the "Marseil¬
laise " were the inspiration of " the most
warlike blood of Europe." If the citizens
have the spirit, the army will have it;
for they are the army.
So, if the students in our schools have
this spirit, the team will have it, for the
Teams often complain, with good reason,
of lack of support on the part of school
and college, and they cannot help but be
affected by it. On the day of the match
they may be in a spasm of enthusiasm,
and more than likely the playing of the
team will be spasmodic.
There seems unquestionably to be a sort
of decay in college spirit. It is now vul¬
gar and ungentlemanly to " root" for your
team, to shout yourself hoarse for the
college. Individualism and indifference