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OOTBALL NOT A
GAME FOR BABIES
MINNEAPOLIS GRIDIRON STABS
'f THINK AGITATION ABSURD.
f|Pudge' Heffelflnger Says Strict En
forcement of Dirty Play Is All That
Is Necessary, Tho He Favors More
dbpen FlayLying Down Habit Fools
Minireapolitans who have achieved
flory on college gridirons are united in
i their condemnation of the present agita
tion against the great college game of
football.. To a man the former stars
stand up for the game. They contend
that, played according to present rules,
it \s anythi ng but brutal, and that
it develops the best that is in a matt
jinentally and physically. Some of them
admit that some changes should be
made in the style of play, while others
believe that in its present form the
game is at its best.
"Any number of games are as much
if not more dangerous than football,"
said "Pudge" Heffelfinger, Yale's fa
mous guard. "People have obtained
a wrong idea of football. This is due
to two things. I the first place mean or
rough play is the cause of many injuries
and results in much adverse criticism, as
it should. Hard play is not mean play.
I believe in hard play, but mean play|
should be stopped by the officials at all)
costs. A mean player should not be
tolerated. W don't want that Jdn
of football players. A man who inten
tioually plays 'dirty' ball should not|
only be ruled out the game in which he
is playing when detected, but should be I
ruled out fall games for the season or
forever, depending upon the seriousness!
of his offense. Strict enforcement of
such a rule would materially lessen the
number of injuries. Non-enforceme'n'i
of the rules against mean players is
largely responsible for the wave of feel
ing against football.
"Then the habit players have of ly
ing down after every play has given the
public the idea that many more men are
hurt thaW is the case, I think a penalty
should be administered to the team a
member of which takes more than thirty
seconds to get ready for the next play.
I a an is hurt so that he needs more
time 'than that, he should be taken out
of the game. I think it safe to say
that if a penalty was attached to this
resting, nine-tenths of the men who now
take time out would not lie down* at
all, and the erroneous impression that
many men were injured would not be
I am personally in favor oif more
open play. I believe mass plays Should
be abolished altogether. I openy'play
perhaps as many men would receive in
juries, but these injuries would be of
more trivial nature. I is the mass
plays that result in the severe injuries.
Oft, course some of the changes have
mostly been in someone's mind and the
ji| PERKY A. CLAY, 3jS
5 Who Will Deliver the Memorial j^
The general public, as well as all
members of the order, is invited to at
tend the Elks' memorial service this
afternoon at 3 o'clock, at the Audi
torium, an annual occasion that is al
ways made impressive with tributes of
flowers, music and eloquence in honor
of the deceased members of the order.
The preparations are unusually elab
orate in view of the circumstance that
the coming year marks the twentieth
anniversary of the institution of Min
neapolis lodge No. 44, which is to be
celebrated April 25, it is anticipated,
by the unveiling* of a monument to
mark the Elks' rest at Lakewo od ceme
tery. There have been seventy-one
deaths within the lodge, five occuring
ELKS WILL HONOR
THEIR DEAD TODAY
this year: Arthur H. Whit e, 'F.
Forman, C. E Fiske, Dr. Cteorge E.
"Bicker and Martin Whitcomb. The
tribute to their memory is by Henry
Deutsch and the memorial address* is
to be by Perry A. Clay of Denver.
Tho musical program is to be ren
dered by the Symphony orchestra of
thirty pieces, with the following solo-,
ists: Miss Inez Marston, soprano Hai'
J. Stevens, baritone Miss Loretta Del
lone, harp A. M. Shuey, organ.
The officers participating in the an
nual lodge of sorrow^ as the occasion
is designated, are: Exalted ruler, W
M. Regan esteemed loyal knight,
George H. Rentz esteemed loyal knight.
William C. Leary esteemed lecturing
knight, George Leonard secretary,
A J. Mullen treasurer, E. W. Goddard
esquire, A.' J. Kayser tyler, George R.
Seaton chaplain, inner guard, Louis
General Public Invited to Attend Impressive
Memorial Services for Departed Members
of the Order--Ceremony Takes Place at the
mass plays are pulled off under different
formations just the same. While foot
ball as it is played today in our colleges
is not a brutal game, I think it could be
improved-by the abolition of the mass
"Alf" Pillsbury, one of the great
est halfbacks who ever wore a Minne
sota uniform, is in favor of the game
as it is played today. "Football is not
a baby's game," he said today.' "It
is a man's game, atrd it makes men out
of those whc play it. It is anythi ng
but brutal jf played according to pres
ent rules. I have played a great deal
of football^ and I played it under rules
that allowed all the old mass plays in
which the whole eleven formed and
hurled its united weight against the
opposing players. I came out of it all
right, and I know of ve ry few who
didn't.- It's the untrained boys' teams
that suffer injuries. When trained men
play football they don't get hurt se
riously, and this agitation against the
greatest of all college games is absurd
"As to amending the rules to make
the play more open, I am in doubt as to
the wisdom of such a step. A open
game is better for the spectator, but I
think it results in mofe injuries. I is
the running tackles that break legs
and arms, while the mass plays, altho
they are sometimes uncomfortable for
the players, do not as often result in
severe injuries or fatalities.''
William C. Leary, another of Minne
sota's star halfbacks, said: I can't
understand this wave of football reform
that isgoing over the country. I think
the agitators are wrong and I feel sure
that the authorities of Columbia col
lege will regret the step they have
taken in abolishing football.
"The game as it is played today is
not a parlor entertainment, but it is
a game that makes men. If the rules
against rough play, slugging, kneeing,
etc., are strictly enforced, as they were
in the recent Chicago-Michigan game,
and the players are trained men, foot
ball cannot be improved. A few such
actions on the part of officials will
do much for the game. I will make
the players know that rough play will
not be permitted, and that will rob the
game of its one bad feature.
"As for rules making the pjay more
open, I do not feel quite sure of their
efficacy. personal experience has
been that injuries are most frequent and
serious in open play. I received the
severest injury of my football career
while maki ng a flying tackle, and I
have found that my case is no excep
tion to the general rule."
Walter a Fans, a star backfield man
and also a tackle of ability a few years
ago, said:, "The enforcement of the
rules against rough play will do more
than anythi ng else to make football'
a better game and to remove from it the
stigma that some people now attach to
it. Football is a hard game, but for
men trained and taught how to play it,
the danger is not greater than in many
other forms of sport. I do not think it
needs many changes, or that many can
be made without weakening the game.
More open play might be less danger
ous, but I am not sure about it. The
present style of play has many advan
tages, and all this talk about the bru
tality of the game is foolish to a man
who knows what the college game
Who Will Pay Tribute to Departed
gram will observe the following order:
Opening ceremonies by the lodge.
New Jerusalem, from "Holy City"
Mr. Stevens, with orchestral accompani
Opening Ode, air "Auld Lang
Great Ruler of the Universe,
All-seeing and benign,
Look down upon arid bless our work,B
And be all glory Thine.
Oh. hear our prayers for honored dead,
While bearing in our minds
The mem'ries graven on each heart,
For Auld Lang Syne.'-
The audience with organ.
PrayerC. O. Curtiss.
Scene Beligieuse and Invocation
In MemoriamHenry Deutsch.
Largo, "From the New. World"Or
Memorial AddressPerry A. Clay of
"Thou Wi lt Keep Him," from
"Isaiah"Miss Marston, with orches
Closing CeremoniesOrder of Elks.
Meditation, from "Thais"Orches
tra and organ.
Closing Ode, air, "Home,\ Sweet
We're finished our labor, the parting has come,
And each of our brothers now goes to his home
And, our voices blending, we now wiU depart,
In perfect love giving each note from the heart.
Bach duij accomplished, each brother content,
Oh, thus may we ever pur friendship cement
May Charity, Justice and
At last lead us all to the Grand-
4 The audience with organ. -*|f
f||BenedictionA. R. Tillinghast:^p,V
she FunebreOrgan, &*$&&
HAS SCHEME FOR
INSURANCE COivxiCtSSIONER T.
O'BRIEN LEAVES FOR EAST.
Will Propose Meeting of State Insur-
ance Commissioners and Attorney
Generals at Chicago, Where Existing
Conditions Will Carefully Re-
viewed and Each State Wi ll Arrange
Reforms. Insurance Commissioner T.
O 'Brien left last evening for New York
where he will propose to the other in
surane commissioners interested in the
investigation of the New York com
panies a plan which has already been
agreed to by President Roosevelt and
which will affect the future of insur
ance companies thruout the entire
It has already been made public that
President Roosevelt would co-operate
with the commissioners, but the plan of
operation as not disclosed. Tho Mr.
O'Brien refused to make public this
plan last night from an authoritative
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER
Heavy two-inch post brass bed, fin
ished with the best quality of French
lacauer has husks on foot end. W
guarantee this bed in every way.
Worth double what we ask. rtt ^f\
Special for Monday only %P&\J
Carpet and Rug Dept.
100 Misfit Velvet or Tapestry Rugs,
average size 9x12, at $12, $15? $18
35 Ardahan Kugs,
source it is lear^d that it provides
for a meeting of'^tfce insurance com
missioners and attorney generals of all
the states at some, cent'ral point. Chi
cago is the point in mind as most con
venient for all the states. This con
vention is to review carefully all the
existing conditions in the insurance
field with the ultimate object of hav
ing each state revise its laws not only
for safer and stricter regulations of in
surance companies in the future, but in
such a manner that the insurance laws
will all be uniform.
MAY STOP WORK
Fund for Drainage Survey I Running
The State drainage survey now in
progress may be suspended for the win
ter. The drainage board met yesterday
with one of the survey engineers, John
Abercrombie of Alexandria, ana de
cided to meet again
The appropriation for the fiscal year
ending next Ju ly will be exhausted by
Jan. 1, and unless the winter work is
of special value, it will be suspended.
If necessary, arrangements can be made
to carry the warrants till next year's
appropriation is dgfre.
Large Japanese^ orders- for railway
wheels and axles have been placed in
Germany. Japan iias $50,000,000 gold
on deposit in German banks, so .she is
easily able to buy there at lowest
Combination Bookcase Ladies9
,..-.*_- ,_. elegant Golden Oak.
polish finish, Combination Bookcases left. They are if
inches high, 39 Inches wide, with 14x14 French bevel
plate mirror bent glass door. They would be
ceedingly good value at $30.
On Monday we shall sell them
for the ridiculously low price
40 Eolls of extra heavy superfine all
wool Ingrain, special, *7 EZr~*
per yard aajC-
60 rolls of Tapestry and Velvet Carsf
pets, borders to match, at 50C *75c*^:-
85c, $1.00 per yard. y.
Our Assortment of Christmas Goods fs the Largest we have ever Shown.
For the benefit of these who have not
et purchased their Heating Stove, we
renew our offer of $5 down and $1
per week on a Stewart Heater, together
with our written guarantee that it wi ll
give~one-fourth more heat with less fuel
than any other stove made.
Cold Weathar Bargains in this Section
Cold weather is here and you'll need a
Blanket or twowe can help you to the
best kindsat the least costwe buy in
great quantitieshave many advantages
In this directionnot many prices men
tionedwe have everything you can pos
sibly ask for.
$5 pair for $7.50 Blankets
These blankets are clear white with pure
wool filling, colored borders and wide
silk bindings, 72x28 inches, weight 5 lbs.
$7:50 blanket for $5-00 pair.
WHMNITY HOUSE I
WAS THE CHOICE
INSTITUTION IS DOING SOCIAL
with the engineers
AND NOT RELIGIOUS WORE.
,:..'.V Before W. L. Harris Made Offer for Pro-
posed Club to Management Executive
Committee Had Decided to Secure
Adequate Building for Similar Pur-
posesRev. M. D. Shutter Writes of
Before the proposed club for men and
boys was suggested to the management
of Unity House by W. L. Harris the
executive' committee had decided to
secure an adequate building for similar
purposes. If the new club is included
the plans will necessarily be modified
and enlarged and this the committee
feels perfectly able to do, in harmony
with the offer of Mr. Harris. In any
event Unity House will have a building
of its own in' the near future. Rev. M.
D. Shutter, one of the most active work
ers ,for Unity House, has prepared for
BoutelVs Good Furniture
A Few Articles Taken at Randorh
Showing the Way Prices are Reduced
Mahogiany front, polish finish, 45 inches
high, 31 inches wide has three good
sized drawers and worth every cent of
$25. Special for Monday only
14x1 4 Frenc bevel /f% -W ^e MM J*\
The would be ex- 4/~ W L^ 1
Have one laid awa,y for you until Christmas.
(M&^&$kPM. A Minnea
Minneapolis Concern Owned by^Minheapdlis People.
The Journal a brief statement of
its aims and plans. says:
Unity House "has a history of seven
or eight years, during which time it
has done a quiet but effective work.
It began with a kindergarten and has
from time to time taken oh one fea
ture aftei .another until it has reached
its present stage of usefulness. While
it is supported largely by the Church
of the Redeemer, it ha# an independ
ent board of managers, incorporated
under the laws of the state.
Unity House is now equipped with
kindergarten, day nursery, sowing
school, gymnasium, free employment
bureau, provident fund, branch of the
public library and various clubs and
classes. I jeaches, thru all its agencies,
350 families and 400 children. Its man
agers believe that all this is religious
work in the largest and deepest sense
but. there is not one word of religious
instruction given. The work stands on
the basis of practical usefulness and
not of sectarian theology. Unity House
is not a mission. There is no'Sundav
school, or prayer "meeting, or preaching'
service attached to any of its privi
leges. W believe in all these things,
but not for Unity House. I is simply
a social and neighborly institution, ami
in this respect it is unique in this
city. Much of the kind of work it does
is done elsewhere but thru denomina
tional missions and for denominational
All this is perfectly legitimate, but
it is not the purpose of Unity, House.
It exists simply and solely for the
city, as one of the agencies to care
for fend train, especially the voung, for
good citizenship. The amount of money
Large size, oak or mahogany frame,
polish finish, spring seat and back
upholstered with moss, covered with
genuine leaiher would be a good bar
gain at $20.00. 01 *y
Special for Monday *pij** a aj
$3.95 pair, regularly $5.50
Heavy soft white wool Blankets, with
just enough cotton to prevent shrinking
in pink and blue bordersalways sold at
$5.60 pair, at $3-95 pair.
$8.50 pair, regularly $10.00
Extra large size superfine white Call*
fofnla Blanketsmade of the finest qual
ity lamb's wool hanjlsome borders^best
.silk bindingssale price," $8-50 pair.
Sanitary gray fleeced Blankets, big as
sortment at 65o, 75J 95C. $100.
$125. $150, $175, $200. $225
and $2-50 pair.
I Established in I871.^Am^mmm m^^m
Genuine Mahogany, veneer front, polish finish 6 4
inches high, 42 inches wide, two drawers below, adjust
able shelves. This is a strictly high grade piece of
furniture and worth regularly
$40. On Monday, while
they last, only
expended in maintaining its work is
between $4,000 and $5,000 a year. Miss
Caroline M. Crosby, with a corps o
able assistants, is in charge.
Unity House has a larger relation
to the ci ty than that just mentioned.
It has tak en the lead in several im
portant* directions. I was Insrumental
in adding the vacation schools to the
public playgrounds, and the Mothers'
club paid the salary of the first
teacher. Unity House also furnishes the
city, free of charge, an assistant pro
bation officer in connection with the
While the writer is interested pri*
marilv in Unity House, he wishes to
commend the good work^being done by
such institutions us Hope chapel.
Bethel, Kiverside and others. There
is room for all. N one need
be fearful of multiplying agencies
for good, while so many for ev il
exist. also recognizes the great
power for good of the Young Men'a
and Young Women's Christian associa
tionsaltho these exclude Universal*
ists and Unitarians from active mem
bership. This is their right. While a
broader policy might well be adopted,
no one can question the good that is
The one thi ng that ought to interest
all good citizens of Minneapolis is to
see that this fair city shall not repeat
the mistakes of older communities. I
is now largely in our power to prevent
the evils that come with age and
growth. Let us help and encourage
every movement to make the life of
the city better and nobler.
It is usually safe to judge a woman "by,
the things she doesn't say.
Fifty different styles Princess Dress
ers, finished in mahogany, birds-eye
maple and oak, for $15, $18, $20
$25, $30 and $35.
Maish's Laminated white cotton Com
fortables, best quality art muslin cover
ingshand tufted and stitched, warmth
without weightat 95c, $1-25, $1-50.
$1-75 and $2-00 each.
Sateen Comfortables, best quality, tufted
and stitched, warm and fluffyat $2-50,
$2-75, $3.25 and 3 5 0 each.
The largest assortment, the lowest price
in the citycovered in sateen, at $2.20
to $12-50 each.
Covered in silk and satin, $12-50 to
^Make your Selections now and we will'If old Them for Future Delivery/