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Archive for Monday, September 28, 2009

100 years ago: Team welcomes new mascot

September 28, 2009

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 28, 1909: Assistant coach Arthur St. Leger Mosse has presented the university football boys with a new mascot, a fine imported Cheshire hog. The hog is white and weighs about 60 pounds. The boys wil have a red blanket made for it and Mosse says it is sure to bring luck ... The street car company has filed an answer to the injunction proceedings from Edward Tupper to prevent building of the line on Ontario Street. The company already has spent $100,000 on the line and it appears Tupper’s effort will be denied. ... President Taft is being greeted warmly and is being shown a great time every where he stops on his post-vacation tour. He currently is in Spokane, Wash., and crowds have bee big and enthusiastic all along the way. ... While crops are due to be about average this fall, hog prices have soared. Farmers are beginning to hold back hogs from the market to get even higher prices beyond the current $7.25. ... Wilbur Wright circled the Statue of Liberty in a sensational flight at about 50 to 60 feet this morning. He traveled at terrific speed and the crowds watching were enormous. It was quite a feat.

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