Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on December 23, 1905 · Page 9
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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California · Page 9

Oakland, California
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4 V SATURDAY EVENING OAKLAND TRIBUNE DECEMBER 23, 1905 ma:iy PATRONS OF THEATER Popular Place of Amusement Which Attracts Large and Delighted' ; Audiences Day and Night, t-v- 3?i"-r 4- . IT 1.4' U -fi " , The above Is a picture of th popular Bell Theater, on San Pablo avenue, opposite. City Hall Plaza, whlcjh gives performances afternoon anJ evening, all of which are of a meritorious character, and delight larg audiences of. men. women and : children. In the picture is represented the advance guard of one Of these audiences leaving the theater after a performance. ?l '&itP'l' A- -rA 'lZ,i. V sfrxi C. H. K1NQ. 1 ' ywrv "'T' """ ' ; 1 vx -, f t 'vr7 v 4- f 1 (. ---Tr llirif ), lfl - -..r -. 1 J - FRANK L. RANSOM. . i . ,jua2 si'. ' ' -V''""' .it-Ass--M jiikyt'wv ' ! - iIi ' ' " ' x BELL 1 .ESkrv - 4 . - UNION PACIFIC SALT WOF.KS. ' I Iff 1-" i 4 , . - 11 RECOMMENDS RUGBY GAME FOR MODERN FOOTBALL ! , Academic Council of the University of California Hakes Its Report. EEJRKBUST. Pc- t5.-The Academic poungil of the University of Cal-ifornla ha approve4 the following report on football, prepared by the fac-ully athletic committee "To the Academic Council of tit LViivsrtmy t, California, "Gentlemen At the meeting of the Council held November' . 1905. tho committee on athletics was as'-ted to tnak'tt a report, at an early date, on ;he autjdtt tif frtcitball. "Xour ecimmit-tee begs leave to present the following: - ' Football Is now being buffeted by a storm of criticism which has been gathering for seme years past. Much of it la Ill-advised and ignorant, but much U particularly pointed as It comes from athletes who have been fooball enthusiasts. 'American coliege football Is a manifestation of the fpirit; t'ae same sph-it that Is in our commercial life and enterprises; the same spirit that prompts the undertaking of and stim- uUtes the doing of things. It makes j tor in aeveiopmeni or me power m, oncentration, for eo-operatlon. for team work, for courage, for confidence, ijr ciea! living, for strength of purpose, and for strength of body. SPECTACLE. NOT A GAME. "Aja..i;Ufca tuiltge- football provides a specucle. it is not a fame. It is not "w .. . .. ji,, ...!,, t,m T-roatinn or i "U3 VZT1. "It" V.;.. i ijastlme. It la not physical culture. That titer is a demand for some such spectacle ts evidenced by the crowds tiiu.1 aUcnd the so-called Mbig games." In California the numbers are from li.000 to 10,000. The last Harvard-Yals contest was witnessed by 48.000. Those desiring to attend far exceeds theae numbers. "That college football as It exists is r-ot a game ls Illustrated by the fact that in the first twelve years in whioh U has held sway on the Pacific coast only seventy-five students of the University of California have taken part, or have been substitutes, in the 'b'-g games' with Stanford. It exists as an activity for the few, not the maliy. It exists solely as an intercollegiate Bpeo-tacla. The hig game and victory are. Its exclusive reasons for being, Remove it from the category of inter collegiate contests and it would die. "The Interest of tlje public in the contest has made the opportunity for enormous gate receipts, which in turn have afforded facilities- for further specialization -of the contest. So far has tMs process of specialization now gone, that many old entnusiasts nave withdrawn their support, and many of the players themselves are with dif ficulty urged upon the neia ana ne:a there. College football as at present played hi too severe for untrained men and. too highly developed to be inter esting or possible to the many, it exists as a partisan activity, and at 1 present derives itf. main Interest for spectators for that fact. RECEIPTS THE AIM.. "It ls, however, true that the gate recepits at the football contests are used to promote other - forms of student activity. All receipts at this University go into the general student treasury, to be expended by the executive committee of the Associated students. The receipts from other sources than football are relatively very small. The general treasury assists rowing, track, baseball, tennis, music, debating, chess, etc. During the past year the general treasury has supplied $950 for boating interests. During thei past five years it has supplied $5779 to the musical organizations of the University. "The scholarship record of football men who have taken part In contests with Stanford from the beginning of such contests to the present time, shows that the foobali men have graduated the same per cent of their number as have the other 4000 men of the University." "Ex-participants, without exception so far as we know, want the contests to continue, but many of them wish some modification of the rules. It does not seem possible to devise a game in which tne strong ana tne weak, the big and the little, the trained and the untrained, can all take part, manifesting tne same courage, the same ability to overcome opposi tion, the same endurance, and with the same promise of success. BELIEVE IN CAME. "Such a spectacle as college foot ball makes for the development of ool- lege spirit and enthusiasm. It serves as a rallying center for diverse interests. It makes for a certain solidarity in the student body and has, more than any other agency, kept alumni in close touch with the institution. It gives an opportunity for a fine dis- ipllne affeeting both player and spectator. The committee believes involving physical contact and en - gaging for the time all the energies of the players belongs in an Anglo-Saxon community, "Baseball develops the skill, the Judgment, the quickness, and some team work. But It lacks the element ; precedence here. Commercialism enters, of personal contact. Besides It is Mn may be bought, or be proselytized, much better done by professionals. ; AI1' tne ev,,s from which Eastern insti-And what professionals can do better 1 L"ttns vrJI through the than college men, will not be a .col-i.f,i, t Hi lege sport of much standing. Profes sionals do not row In eights and do J,. f not play football.: These can then be college sports. J "The most conspicuous charge at present Is t-at football is Intolerably rough. Newspapers have printed st. tjstics to show that nineteen (18) persons have been killed and more than one hundred and thirty (130) have been seriously!. Injured during the past year as a result of l&laying football. This record is alone sufflalfcjrt-'-bald. inadequate, and unanalysed as It sran.-.e to unite the sedentary, the unathletic and the tlmnrnus with tho many whose knowledge of . the contest has been solely through hearsay. Into , a, body of fierce opponents of such RECORD DISTORTED. "When the redofd I aanalyxed. it is louna mat one or the victims was a; girl, and almost every one of the oth-i ers a member of a oreDaratorv school i m . .. . i or a scrub eleven. Strictly college looioan nas claimed a very small number of victims the country over-; ic 'rwu vi me lam ien yean of football on the Pacific Coast is ex- amine 3. It is at once apparent that the l"afln?r end loaferiehnews. Its Influence serious injuries received by players ls, decidedly against any and all forms have been vcrv fw p of dissipation an what is sometimes fi y ? Recent games ( caned roXBhnX3sir,K.-have Jeen almost without accident,! rflNTrST ,FFuS a'1 jfPWt naj "YoSr S'Jlt " EbU.v tabah. determ nation. There is no doubt that! There are always two sides to a ques- '""ju- me tacis seem to Indicate further that It is lntolerablv ! rough for untrained men and unsea soned preparatory school boys and girls. They do not. however, warrant Its withdrawal, on the same ground, from. Its place as a college contest. "Proposals have been made to mitigate the roughness, which must be a necessary part of the contest, hy so modifying the rules as to compel a more.ppen styH of attack and defense. Whatever the advantages, especially to the spectator, of open play, the testimony not only of recent history of football, but of football men themselves, demonstrates that larfe proportion of the Injuries result from open play. A tackle in an open field most football men desire to avoid. Danger lurks wherever the ball Is carried. .Until that feature of the game be eliminated (and with such elimination. American college football would cease to exist), the contests wi!l not cease to require men who are well trained skillful, couraegeous, and Indifferent to hard knock. - TO LESSEN TEMERITY. "In one particular, however, the severity of the close formation may be lessened. It ls possible under the existing rules to form heavily behind the line for a momentum play directed ! hard at a smaller number of. men In the opposing team. This play has In it the germ of unfairness, because one man Is literally pittel against sev eral who have the further advantage of knowing where the. attack ls to fee made. If the same man be attacked repeatedly It ts only a question of time until the defending player Is rendered physically incapable through exhaustion. "So far, the physical aspect of roughness In contest has been discussed- The moral aspect, involving the spirit; of true sportsmanship. Is of far greater importance. Slugging, kneeing, neck-twisting, putting a good man out of the contest by vicious at - tacVrs even wnen such attacks contribute nothing' to the success ef the plav then In nrogress, are practices which cannot be too severely condemned and punished. Rules which are properly framed should be enforced with the utmost vigilance, accuracy, and dismatrh: and additional penalties beyond what are now provided should be Imposed. Such penalties miy be not onlv removal from the contest, but disousliflcatlon for the FMon. or cermanently. LESS RULES, BETTER SPIRIT. "It is recognised "by the committee, however, that the correction of such evils, when they exist. . rests less In the enforcement of rules, than. In the culti vation of a proper spirit, Wlth captain, coach, and public opinion against them, they are not likely to oocur."No coach should be tolerated by the college authorities who endeavors to get results by unnecessary roughness. It is a source of congratulation, that the Intercollegiate contests on this coast have not been marred in recent years by any of these Eractlces. The spirit of real sport has een increasing, and the extravagances growing out of violent partisanship nave UtrtTl UifUlIlllMlH X UK KUIIIHUIICO wrioftica to emphasize this fact, because mucn Lipaml n of the fAshinnahla danrei the criticism concerning football hasf't 01 . raslonai)ie dances. come from other regions of the country. with different conditions, different ideals, and less fortunate results. "From being a pastime football has become a vocation followed as such for a short season each ykf by players and bleachers. The large sums obtained each 'ar have made large expenses possible ln.?"iE2 2ry,.Aifll. 'ttve staff. The management naturally ' looks at it as a spectacle. Grand-stands ' must be built and they must be filled. It must therefore Insist UDon the aual Ity of the game, regardless of the number of men engaged or its claims merely ps an athletic snort. Pnalnena tokos - ,And they have the rteht to be satisfied' ior tney supporx ire game. We are forced to the admission that football fifteen years aeo.i as free ss air. Is now bought and paid for by an outside public. . DECRIES PROFESSIONALISM. "The 'win at any cost spirit, new said to be so prevalent in the Middle Weit. ls a direr t outcome of the application of professional methods In the domain of sport whose sole excuse for existence Ilea In the preservation of the amateur spirit. It Is the 'win at any coat' spirit which has -disfigured thr commercial life cf the nation. To allow it to Invade the domain of college athletics I merely to permit , the destruction of one of the greatest educative, forces In college life. Good college sportmen are bound to be better, sportsmen in bust-, necs lire tnan men who are only interested In results.- 1 "Tfour Committee does not believe 'In the employment iof foreign coaches: "1st. Be-u thev work distlnptlv as professionals and cannot have the general welfare of the student body or of the University at heart. ' "5d. The- ere chiefly; concerned with the result of the content' and are considered lsrrely - resT-js!bl for It. It is thel victory their' defeat quite as much a that ef the eollesre.' "Sd. The cruir eccunie -he position of hiring da' utsMer to win the game. s thing 'which Is distinctly nnamateur. ''The present 'agitation' agefpst fonrt-batl" w believe tb duf to the following; , "1st. The faet- thst - tinder . present condition there ' Is government without represents tfon. That ' '9 repugnant to the Amettfeansmlnd. A practically self-constituted Jfaxi selfrperpetuatlng committee of seven (7) assumes to contr-x the.. a contest ' all oy r the ton t: try. Some TJ? tb ntsmbers of this ctfmmStr-tee art distinctly profesBlanals. BEGETS UNFAIRNESS. "2d. There is the feeing that the large gate receipts offer an opportunity lor the unfair manager to use uai-f means in getting coaches and men who will themselves be unfair in order to bring the victory that they have been paid to help get. It would appear from some of the recent articles in the pub-, lie prints that this feeling ia not altogether without foundation. However, no such charge is made against California, and we know that Ho such chars'? could truthfully be made. ' '3d. It has been fatd that the eon-test, as at present I carried . cn. offer oif-ortu.iity for 5lt:is?!ns ihsi cannot be seen by the of!?cials. i t:-tainly no sjch rporturity l-p.s bcn I'll: en Rdv-into of by cny California pn:! ertnt in years. 8roe' people are alteget-ner too r4v to chare that whst m?srtt have inan Cone wr? Jor,p. i "4th. The con tests are said tf be nni-tel. They are rr.uch, unci Mpetlme srpidents oecur. but we submit that we have not In rears peen pry irrvt!ify t s footbpll field. Brutslitv l;es In trp intend to do hnrn. Such intent docs not exist In CElifcinla contest?. NO DANGER, KO COURAGE "5ih. Tfcere is personal danger to those participating irk the conresis. But. no danger, no courage. It is said.' aaU we believe it. th.it no one has ever been killed or been seriously injured in any of the 'big games' of the country. The dangers, cf football are not bo great as iht dangers of mountain climbing. For rjcamr-le. in Switierland the deaths from mountain climbing are from 300 to 400 per year. Nor are the dangers of football eo great as the dangers of yachting, of swimming, of automobiling. or of roller-Ekatmg. The greatest likell- hoc5 Ph.VBi.CRl harm comes to bos 2iJ:i?,n Wl.L TJJ ' ,e carefully trained, if are apt to trained at all and they are inclined to be. reckless. "6th. The preparation for the contests absorbs too much of the. time and the energy of the participants and of UC the Interested non -participant during the eight or ten weeks which precede the 'big game.' The Committee feels th,t to, muh tirnte Is die Voted to , the riZfI'"" , .-""V. ,"ZLZ special preparation looking toward the attainment or a lenn:te result, we oe Heve that football - tends to diminish tion. else mere woma pe- no question. Some such spectacular - contest seems useful in , such a community as ours. No satisfactory substitute has been pro posed. We. believe that modifications can be made -that shall diminish the evils without destnrtinff the virility of a con test in favor of which very much can hr- said. We are of the ODlnon that rules eoverninr the spectacle may be no framed as to do away with the ore ronderance of mass play; to diminish the tendency to fake injury when rest and comfort is wtiat is wanted : to aimin ish the ODDortunity for unfairness; to present a spectacle that shall not be tiresome: and to have eimplar and bet ter codified rules. We believe in a rep resentative government, and In having alert and unbiased officials. And we believe In the encouragement of games which ara not so strenuous and not so dantrerous. "Some of the modifications that we would sureest as looking toward the de sired end. If mere modifications are to be : made, would be: Require that at least seven men of . the offensive side shall be orr the line 0 ecrimrnage. Dimin lsh the time of each half to thirty min utes. Establish fifteen minutes as the maximum aggregate time to be taken out for the benefit of either team. Re turn to the old bar cleats on the shoes. Designate an official who shall call the ban as 'down, and not leave tne de cislon to the carrier of the ball who may desire, to squirm a few .Inches far trier and in so doing- invite the men the opposing team to fall on him to prevent ma wriggling rorwaxa. RECOMMEND RUGBY GAME. "On they afternoon of Monday, Decem ber 11 last, upon trie Invitation . of President Wheeler. the Dresidents of Stan ford and of California together .with the faculty committees on athletics from each Institution met at the University Club In San Francisco. The result of the fllscus6ion was that each commit tee on at met leg agreed to present tn their respective faculties the resolutions adopted by the Joint committee and ask for their approval. The resolution ls as foliows, , and we recommend that the sense of the resolution be adopted by tumiu Luuiigji . m Its OluCiai ex pression or opinion: - ' 'Resolved by the Joint Committees on Auuetics or tne university of Can 't?rnia nd the Leland Stanford Junior university, that wei reoommenri tn v, ntuuej 01 me v wo universities in question, that intercollegiate football contests snail no longer be held under the regulations of the present Football nuiM uummmee. we recommend as a substitute the present mngusn itugpy game or else the present American game with such modi ncations as shall promise to eliminate dialing evils. Resolved, That we .ask the following gentlemen to act asi advisory members to am us in rraming a flnal decision James F. Danagan. Dr. Frank Simpson. ur. a. n. cpauiaing; trentiss Oray, James A. Force. A. J,. Chalmers, E. p, ciott, noy iunoit. vv.i T. Held Jr. "Respectfully submitted by "A. W. WHITNEY. "HARRY PEL. TORREY. "GEO. C. EDWARDS. i "Committee. "Berkeley. December 21, 1906." , DANCING ACADEMY OP PROF. W. L. HOVEY, Proficiency in the art of dancing la tne most pleasant ana aesirame ao pompllshment of modern society. Les sons in dancinet. tn addition to the should have forfthelr objects physical strength, gracefulness of motion and courtliness of Aeportment, combined with the greatest! possible amount of amusement, so that the minds of the pupils may bo relieved from the more serious parts of their jeducatlon. These are points to which particular attention ls paid by Prof. W. "I Hovey. at 1 his dancing academy. No. 414 ', Eleventh street, telephone Oakland 636S. Prof. Hovey has taught dancing for thirty years. He opened his Oak- .',A f tf PROF. W. L. HOVEY, academy three years ago ana Is d by Mrs. ttovey. The classes are X "cry large ana ine as-sembl given f every Friday night are very popOIar. -1 Both ballroom and fancy ' dancing , are taught Particular attention, ; is given . to refinement 'of manners, correct carriage and the general demeanor used in the best society, i Prof. Hovey ts known to be a fine' musician and -a natural teacher. The class . arrangements at the academy are; Ladies' and gentlemen's class, Tuesday even-in 3, 8 p. m.; Friday eYenlnys, S to assV ''ft., srrr 1 SCENE ON Tnb H&KgCMAN. social, 9 to II p. m. Private lessons arid classes by appointment I Music furnished with all private les sons without extra charge. This nail ls one of the largest and has one of the finest floors in the city and Is for rent for dancing and enter tainments. Apply at Hall. V 2 ADVANCED METHODS IN PHYSICAL CULTURE. In all large cities there are 'a few women who by common consent are selected leaders in their profession In Oakland this has fallen to. the lot of Mrs. A. McFarlane, whose portrait is sno'wn a oove. Mrs. McFarlane commenced teach ing corrective physical crturo twelve years ago in tne E&vt. ana for the past four years has taught in Oak land. Physical culture has proved to be tne most Beneficial or all training ana vunaxng up or the human system. Mrs. McFarlane's methods of In- MRS. A. M'FARLANE. struetion are exclusive, and at the present time whenever the oppor tunity presents Itself he takes les sons from other Instructors to learn new features for her many patrons, who consist of Ahe most arlstocratlo people of Oakland and; San Francisco and Darts of Mann county. Mrs. McFarlane's pupils range from three years up, and in the course of twelve lessons a great deal .is accomplished. Lessons are given ln' private and tn class. Corrective physical culture, defined. Jp -&U.iS'vO::..' Wlk. is. f v 1 i" y t - 'i r. & J. & f r; & s&hJ. i?zS Vr If men NEW YEAR SPECIALS ON SALE NEXT WEEK Drss Iats, $4.50 to $5.50, reduced to.,..,.... A&TCb Walking Hats, Turbans, Sailors, Colonials, etc formerly. $1.75 to $2.95, now.......:............. ...... ...$15' Girls' School Hats . i . .V. . , . . .'. . .:. .... . .50c, 75c, 95; CLOSING OUT UNDERWEAR DEPARTMENT. " Fleeted Vests and rants, rerti!ar 50i- vnlu, rHured to...C0c Wool Vests and Pants, white ... value, reduced to. .,...,......,. . Muslin Gcvvns, regular $1.00 value Muslin Gowns, regular. $1.25 to $1.50..... 125; SAM PABLO AVENUE 1 V- , ft v-, 1 aiiiiiiniff--1ii-nt" J fLACE, ,4 EDWIN MEE3B. means the building up of hs "body to a perfect standard, the expansion of the chest from three to five Inches, and perfect circulation. Grace culture ls also taught for pantomiming. Mrs." McFarlane is also vary effl-. elent tn the Instruction of ' fencing which, for developing gracefulness and a good carriage, is unsurpassed. Mrs. McFarlane -will be pleased to hear from all those interested ' , lu this work at her beautiful new quarters in the Athens Hotel, on Broadway, next to the postofflce. Dr. Elizabeth Johnston CHIROPODIST All Diseases of the Feet a Specialty CORNS, BUNIONS, INGROW1NQ NAILS SCIENTIFICALLY TREATED BY NEWE8T METHODS WITHOUT PAIN. WARTS, MOLES AND 8UR-PERFLUOUS HAIR QUICKLY AND PERMANENTLY , REMOVED ' BY ELECTRIC NEEDLE. MY CHARGES ARE ALWAYS MODERATE. Hanicuring a Specialty J055 Washington St , Phone Oaktani 1835 : anl hanitar-, regular $1.00 '...?2'c - W '"Li d9s

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