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100 years ago: More Democratic leaders shift to GOP

February 28, 2010

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 28, 1910: The stampede of Democratic leaders in Topeka into the Republican Party continues. John B. Ennis, the well-known Democrat lawyer of Oakley, is the latest to change politics. He says, like other Democrats who have switched, that he wants to be a member of a party “that does things.” He says Kansas Democrats currently are failing badly and he wants out of that group. . . . The Kansas basketball team coached by W.O. Hamilton has returned from a highly successful road trip that included only one defeat, by Washington University of St. Louis. The Jayhawks finally posted an 18-1 record and are considered champions of the entire area, even though the one loss left them officially tied with Washington for the Missouri Valley IAA title. Nebraska says it considers KU the champion. . . . Lawrence is sending its mayor to a meeting of the Kansas Municipal League in Topeka and other local officials will go with him. . . . New laws seem likely to rule out court appeals in some cases, notably those involving bootleggers and those who sell liquor from their home property.

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