Items of Interest

The decision of the overseers of Harvard University means that football is prohibited and that no more contests can be held until radical reforms are made and evidence that the reform are effective is presented. It is said that a well-advanced movement among several of the faculty members of the University of Chicago to abolish or suspend football for two years, following the example of Harvard. Yale's athletic radical include in their demands: Abolishing games with outside colleges; abolishing gate receipts; taking athletics out of undergraduate hands. The moderates demand: Refusing to allow more than one or two graduate football coaches at one time; giving up professional coaches; putting athletic funds into hands of business men to check extravagance.

The Philippine Tariff Bill, as passed by the House, provides: A tariff duty of twenty five per of the Dingley rates levied upon sugar, tobacco, and rice from the islands; admits all other goods, the growth of product of the Philippine Islands, into the United States free of duty; provides that after April 1, 1909, there shall be absolute free trade each way between the United States and the Philippines; exempts Philippine goods coming to the United States from the export tax of the islands; subject merchandise from either country to the internal revenue tax of the country in which such merchandise is withdrawn for consumption.

Luke E. Wright, Governor-General of the Philippines, has been named by the President as the first American Ambassador to Japan. The indications are that Henry C. Ide of Vermont, at present the senior member of Philippine Commission and acting Governor-General in the absence of Governor Wright, will receive the appointment to that office upon the latter's transfer.

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A Memorable Occasion Recalled
January 27, 1906

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