Items of Interest

The United States Supreme Court, in a decision written by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, has unanimously decided in favor of the Government in its case against the Beef Trust. The decision of Judge Grosscup of the United States Circuit Court, granting a permanent injunction, is sustained. Attorney-General Moody argued the case less than three weeks ago. The decision prohibits the continuance of a combination to suppress competition in the purchase of cattle in the stock yards; forbids the combination to maintain uniform prices in meat; and prohibits any combination between the parties involved to obtain discrimination in railroad rates.

President Eliot of Harvard, in his annual report, states his objections to the game of football. He mentions extreme publicity, the large proportion of injuries, the absorption of the undergraduate mind in the subject for two months, the disproportionate exaltation of the football hero in the college world, and mutual distrust and hostility between colleges. The main objection to football, President Eliot says, lies against its moral quality. The undergraduate body, it is reported, recognizes the fairness of the objections, but thinks they can be remedied by proper rules of play.

The Pearl of Great Price
February 11, 1905

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