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100 years ago: KU mood bounces back in spite of Oklahoma loss

November 2, 2013


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Nov. 2, 1913:

  • "Three times straight now Oklahoma has triumphed over the rivals from Kansas. Twice Kansas has sought revenge only to receive a repetition of the unsavory potion. But it was yesterday that the bitterest dose of the three was forced upon the Jayhawkers and they were obliged to gulp it down. Beaten at almost every angle the Kansas team lost, and that seems to be the sum total of the story -- Kansas lost, was beaten, and by a better team.... There are days of the season of every football team when the men are off, when the plays won't go right and steady and sure men fail to appear in their regular form. On such days the game goes against the team. And that is what seems to have been the cause of the trouble.... And as for that Oklahoma machine -- Kansas found Oklahoma loaded and ready as no team that Kansas has met this season has been.... Oklahoma out-generaled, out-kicked, out-played and beat the Kansans. But then the blue funk that dropped with sudden force and completely unexpected over the Jayhawker camp yesterday is already lifting. The Kansas spirit is not crushed, even though in defeat. Kansas is now out after the Nebraskans and the Missouri Tigers -- the Valley Championship is yet to be played for and Kansas will figure in the finish."
  • "The district court of Douglas county opens for the November term on Monday morning when Judge Smart arrives from Ottawa. The first case scheduled for a hearing is that of the State of Kansas versus Thos. J. Hinshaw, a student of the University of Kansas, who is charged with complicity in a number of forgeries last winter. Hinshaw will be defended by Dr. Bardick of the K. U. school of law. He will make a strong fight for his freedom and the case promises to be stubbornly contested. County Attorney J. S. Amick is ready for the trial. He has his evidence ready and promises a surprise or two for the defense when the case comes to trial. He believes that he has a clear case and will make a strong fight for a conviction. There are a number of unusual situations involved in this case and the outcome will be closely followed.... There are a number of other very important criminal cases scheduled for hearing at this term of court and the entire term promises to be unusually interesting."


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