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THE NASHVILLE GLOBE, FRIDAY, MAY 20, 1910.
5 'S SUIT .TOFiTI A f . 8 i i MEN WnPTINfi NF.WS. 2 I &OOOCOOCKXOCOOQOOOOC Football a Fixture in Colege Athletics. Opinions of Fight Differ. What unquestionably means tho re tention of American college football wps the action of the intercollegiate football rules committee taken at its meeting in Philadelphia last month when it adopted changes in the rules, which will go a long way in eliminat ing the dangerous features of the great college game, at the same time simplifying the sport. Since 1905, when the rules were changed so radically because of the number of fatalities and serious inju ries, there has been an annual howl from people opposed to the game who wanted the sport abolished. The heads of the various institutions were compelled to bring pressure to bear on the heads of the athletic depart ments and in the winter of 1905-06 the rules committee held a meeting in New York and it was at this session that the forward pass, one of the spec tacular plays of modern football, was adopted for the express purpose of opening up the game in the hope of maiking it safer. After a long and stormy session, the committee finally agreed on two things, which are the best results which it possibly could have accom plished. It was agreed to confine the forward pass to the zone back of the line of scrimmage and reduced the number of yards to be gained in three downs from ten to eight yards. The adoption of the rule in regard to the forward pass means the inevi table abolition of the play, which has characterized football for the last four vears. It is mighty hard to con ceive of the play being of much value when confined back of the line of scrimmage. Instead of the long, ac curate throw to a player on one side of tb field, forward passing now un doubtedly will be confined back of the line between the tackles and the play will be used to the best advantage on fake bucks and split interference plays. Instead of the long throw, there now will be the short hand to hand pass with the quarter back whirling for deception, at the same - time hiding the ball as much as pos sible. The reduction of the number of yards from ten to eight means a re version to the game of football played before 1900. With the forward pass confined to certain limits, the second ary defense can now play up closer to the line of scrimmage to reinforce it at the points of attack. Instead of the fluaky touchdowns which often have marred otherwise good football games when a forward pass went astray, the teams from! now on will have to earn their five points through ability and not by luck. Before, when the forward pass could be thrown anywhere, the sec ondary offense was obliged to play back of the line of scrimmage at least ten yards to be alert for throws and never was in any position to reinforce the forwards. Consequently when an offensive team made a concentrated attack of three or more players aimed at one man, it was out of the question ; for the defensive player to check such an onslaught. Now the secondary defense can play much closer to the line and is in easy position to help out the for wards. Drives off the tackles and end runs with the tackles or end3 shifted will be the plays used mostly to gain the necessary distances. The committee will meet again in New York the latter part of this month, when final action will be taken on all pionts, and if it adopts as good rules as it did at Philadelphia, a safe, sane, find simple game of football is assured. OPINION'S OF F1C.IIT DIFFER. Manv thought the ex-cowboy was entitled to the verdict, while as many more were in favor of the black man from Boston. The majority of those who favored the former were inclined to credit Ketchel with a victory on his work in the sixth round, when he forced the fighting and apparently punished Langford severely. The Langford contingent favored the black man because the contest was a boxing bout and to their minds Langford showed himself to be the better boxer of the two. But while Ihere was a great differ ence of opinion as to which had the better of the encounter, there seems to be a settled opinion that Langford rflri not extend himself and that ho could have done much better had it been necessary. There was a feeling that Lanrford was saving Stanley Aor a longer bout in the west, but if he wna then he seems to nave rumea his chances, for it is doubtful if the d It ions which they boxed here. Ket chel is quoted as saying: "I will never fight Langford again unless he weighs in at 154 pounds." The Big Fighters on the Coast. It is not an easy thing even for a man who knows all about condition ing a pugilist to know just exactly what condition his man is in. Con sequently you may be pretty sure it is not likely that a man who has no special knowledge on the subject, can take one look at Jeffries and know whether he is just as he should be at this distance away from July 4. There is one great fact in Jeffries' favor that should be patent to every one. and that is the persistence with which he has gone to work and stuck to it. He is taking the best oi care of himself and has for a year. Dur ins that time he has gradually in creased the amount of exercise ne takes dailv until he has worked it up to enough to tire a horse. Ou pa- ner. and without any information con reminsr a lot of minor details, J should say that the plan of getting back into shape mapped out by the nniifornian is admirable. I reiuse in cn into hysterics over a story that he has a boil, or that his blood is in terrible condition. I do not believe it is, and certainly he has no trouble now" which he did not have before his last couole of battles. "Shellof a man" is a phrase which came into popular use in the late fighting days of Corbett. it was ap plied to him. Of late it nas come to be applied to Jeffries by a number of alarmists who a few months ago thrmeM Ketchel had a chance with Johnson. Jeffries is not a shell of a man." Far from it; ha never will be, and the catch phrase will never fit him. If Jeffries is beaten he will go down to defeat because of his gen eral inferiority. Johnson is out on the coast and has at last got down to hard work. He i3 as easy in his training work or mthpr hn5 been as Jeffries is siren uous. This Is but natural, as the ITe gro has not a long retirement from thp rinsr to overcome. One thing certain is that in the work done so far by both men jonn h.a? had no advantage in tie men who surrounded him. While it is true that he probably knows how to ?pt. himself in shape better than any trainer could tell him, there is always the chance that he may be carried away by admiration for his own juag ment. at 1 4 BLUE SERGE SUITS Single or double-breasted, made in the very latest fashion. Guaranteed all wool. Values you usually pay $18.00. in all sizes. This week only - - SILKl LISLE GAUSE WEIGHT HOSE All Imported Hose, in colors Black, Tan, Grey, Lavender, Garnet, Navy, Electric, Champagne, Purple, Reseda. Green 50c values. While they last i Only o Saturday Special Men's $4.00 SHOES Rus ins, Patents, Gun-Metals, Vicl all sizes, all widths 25c $2.50 HIRSHBERG BROS ?onrer FIFTH AVENUE, AND CHURCH ST. NARROW ESCAPE FROM DEATH. Mr. Reuben Moore, of 912 Blank street, had a narrow escape from death Tuesday morning at his work. He was caught between an elevator, rnnsintr a dppii cut under his chin. nr TjRPd was immediately summoned and several stitches had to be taken. Had it not been for the promptness ot himself his head would have been severed from his body. He Is doing nicely at this writing. PEARL HIGH 'SCHOOL NOTES. Arransements for the annual com mencement exercises of Pearl High are about complete. This promises to be the best commencement in tne history of the j school. The whole school will not participate in the mu sical exercises.) The best voices have been selected, thereby we shall be able to nresent very classical se lections. Miss N. E. Murrell. the di rectress of the musical department has set a hieh mark for the musical numbers and with untiring energy and patient instruction, slie nas shown the capability of Pearl High minils to sinir almost anv piece of music. The following program will be rendered, with perhaps a few changes: Order of Exercises. t 1. March and Cljorus from Tanna- hauser, Act H.l scene IV.. . Wagner Mixed Voices. 2. Salutatory Address, "The Brok en Sword, j Marv Lucile Turpin. 3. Music ......Annie Laurie Ladv John Scott Pearl High School Glee Club (Female voices.) 4. Valedictory Address, "The Magic of Personality. George Frazier. 5. Medley, .Cotton Field Melodies . . . Parks Pearl High School Glee Club (Male Voices). 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See our unimproved property especially in our several subdivisions for colored people. Our terms are more than reasonable. We build to suit purchaser. Money loaned on real estate. Cash paid for land notes. You will do well to see H. L. FITE, 1G2 Fourth avenue, North, or Phone 2323 or 2334-M, and talk this matter over. Presentation of Diplomas By Maj. E. B. Stahlman, President Board of Education. G. Waltz Chorus, from "Faust" Gounod Mixed Voices. Class Roll. Bovs Ernest E. Alexander, Will iam II. Anderson, John H. Caldwell, George Wl Drew, Rufus R. Duncan, Georere Frazier. Theodore B. Garrett, Jesse L. Leach, Harry T. Rogan, Er nest El Waddy, Allen L. Whittaker, Lawson Williams. Girls Florence M. Allison, Mary L. Carter, Viola L. Flagg , Beatrice 1. Hill, Lema L. Johnson, Amanda A. Maney, Louella H. Mayberry, Myrtle M. Sanford, Zelma E. Shoffner, Lucile M. Turpin, Alberta E. Ross, Lillian E. White. Ulass urricers. DO YOU EXPECT TO ATTEND THE National Baptist iunday-School Congress WHICH MEETS IN ATLANTA, GA., HAY 25-30, 1910 IF YOU DO Then come via Nashville and join our SPECIAL TRAIN, which leaves at 9:30 p. m., Tuesday, May 24th, over the N. G, & St. L. Ry. Special will consist of coaches and sleepers, and will run through to Atlanta without change. EXCURSION RATES FROM ALL IMPOR TANT POINTS- WRITE FOR. ITINERARY TO REV. H. A. BOYD, Asst. Sec'y. National Baptist Publishing Board, NASHVILLE, TENN. Ernest R. Alexander. President; Mary E. Carter, Secretary, Beatrice I. Hill, Treasurer- Class Motto Astra mea castra. Kumen lumen. Wp were erlad to welcome as a vis itor Miss Sadie Binford, of Birming ham. Ala., who for the past school session was instructor of Latin and Grpek in Sedalia. Mo. We were honored this week hy a visit of Father Coombs, of this city, and his guest, Hon. J. T. Settle, of TUptrmhis. Tn introducing Hon. smic Father Coombs said that lJearl llign wa3 considered by the good people of Nashville as a pearl of great price, thfi teachers also as pearls of perfect purity, who were attempting In turn to make pearls of all the pupils wno shmild come within their reacn. TTnn'SPttlps said in nart: You are soon to take the places of our present 1 colore T?pmemher that education does not depend altogether on "what we get out of text-books. Develop hr mind as commetely and as ex tensively as opportunity will permit, at the same time educate the hands. T0onipni and industrial education appeals to this age. Train also the heart, a faculty far more important. Character must be developed all' the days of your school life. Do not un derstand me to underestimate higher education. Ours boys must he as comDletelv educated as any other boy of our composite nationality. Not all schools can develop orators like Fred- a soldier like VUQ'Mi) w Toussaint L'Overture, nor a singer ike Patti: but each of us can improve over our present status by persistent effort." UNITED IN WEDLOCK. a marriage of interest to many friends was that of Miss Lucy Berry and Dr. J. Q. Adams Monday evening, at S o'clock at the home or ner urom- er, Mr.. A. B. Berry, 1913 Jefferson street. ThP ceremonv was performed by Rev. II. Burns, in the presence of a small company of friends. The house was beautifully decorate with noney- aupkip white carnations ana robes. The bride was very attractive in a white embroidered gown trimmed in Irish baby lace finished with toucnes nf hliie She wore a beautltul veil caught up with a wreath of white tor-get-me-nots. Her flowers were white carnations and maidenhair ferns tied with whitp satin ribbon. Atter an ei egant ice-course was served Dr. and Mrs Adams returned to to their room, 1714 Patterson street, where they will receive their inenas umu May 25, when Mrs. Adams will pay her -mother a month s visit m minirhnm. Ala. From there they wil return to the groom's home in Ral eigh, N. C. Lodge Furniture. We are nreoared to suddIv everv subor dinate lodge of the A. F. & A. -M. within the jurisdiction of 1 euneesee or any other tate wim Deauuiui. . UPHOLSTERED CHAIRS, TA BLES, PEDESTALS, ALlAKb and any thing in the line of chairs for che assembly hall that tney may De in need of. Our prices are within reach of every lodge. For further information call or write the Church Supply Department OF THE SATI05AL BAPTIST PUBLISHING BOARD 52 5 Sco( ArtJioc. North. NMhrllU, Ttam W. D. RUCKER, DEALER IN STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED. Thou, nail 4682-L 451 Eighth lwH 2-6-mo. MANAGERS UNO AGENTS (WOMEN or MEN) cm mike S2 to f 4 in one dav Particulars free. 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