OCR Interpretation

University Missourian. (Columbia, Mo.) 1908-1916, November 24, 1912, Image 1

Image and text provided by State Historical Society of Missouri; Columbia, MO

Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn89066313/1912-11-24/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

Tigers Couldn't
t and Lost Game by Score of
12 to 3 Yesterday.
Missouri Team Fought Hard But Was
Kept On the Defensive Line
Didn't Hold.
Minnesota Formation Enabled Kansas to March Down to
The Tiger Goal for Touchdown Weidline Makes
Two Place Kicks for the "Enemy."
McCook Field, Lawrence, Kas., Nov.
t Missouri in footnnll at tne nanas 01
score of jeterdajS game was Kansas 12, Missouri 3. A touchdown and
tiro place kicks for Kansas ; a superb drop kick, Iiy Shepard of Missouri
tells the tale of the scores.
Missouri didn't lack in fighting spirit. The Tigers fought hard. But
their efforts were at times futile, on the defensive, when the Jaj hawkers
began ramming the line with their Minnesota shift formation. That shift
play made jards time and nsain for the Jaj hawkers through the Missouri
line. It was similar to the smashing attacks of the Nebraska team, but
with Nebraska the line held better and the Tigers solved the formation in
better sljle. '
It was Kanas superior offensive playing that won the final contest
t the season. Seldom were the Tigers able to fathom the shift play
which the Jaj hawkers used and used cleverly.
Missouri made gains on straight football but with no certainty. Until
the last quarter did Brewer's men "open up". .Then they tried forward
passes but the Kansans broke up these
ased against the Kansans almost throughout.
Missouri's only score was due to i :
Shepard. It was as pretty a kick as
has been seen in the Middle West.
From infield about the 50-yard line
he dropped back and the rooters won
dered at his "nerve". Few realized
that he intended to attempt a drop
kick. The ball bounded from the
ground to his toe well over it went
And the rooters from Missouri gave
him his reward. It was the first
score of the game and the Tiger fol
lowers were happy.
The Kansans evened the score early
in the second quarter when Weidline
made a good from placement from the
33-yard line. The Jayhawkers touch
down came in the same quarter after
a steady march down the field fol
lowing the use of the Minnesota shift
play. On a fake quarterback run Wil
son of Kansas carried the ball over.
Again in the third quarter Weidline
made a pretty kick from placement
for Kansas. He scored three points
from the 40-yard line.
One of the largest crowds that ever
- saw a Missouri-Kansas game saw yes
terday's contest. The crowd is esti
mated at 18,000. The Missouri
bleachers were filled and many were
the words of praise heard for the
Missouri rooting. They yelled and
yelled for the team, and the loudest
yells came when the Kansans were
striding down the field.
The game ended with the Tigers
making good gains.
First Quarter.
"Missouri defended the west goal at
the beginning of the game and Kan
sas kicked on". The kickor rolled and
Missouri fumbled the ball but recov
ered on its r.r.-yard line. Missouri
tried straight football and forward ,
passes but could not gain and lost ball on its own 33-yard line. Cool
the ball. Kansas got the ball but ( edge went through the line for S
as forced to punt on tne rourtn
down. Shepard caught the punt!
and returned it to mid-field. On the
fourth down, Kansas got the ball but
as again forced to punt. McWil-
liams caught and returned it 5 yards. '
LeMire went through the line and son for Kansas on a fake quarter back
Kansas was off-side nd was penal- run went over for the first touch
ed. Knoble and McWilliams both down of the contest. Kansas failed to
Wed the line but failed to gain. On kick goal and the score stood Kansas
the net iriaj. Knoble carried the 9. Missouri 3.
hall 30 yards into Kansas territory. On the kickoff. Kansas kicked out
Captain LeMire triec the line twice of bounds. Missouri got the ball on
nd gained 5 yards each time. its own 20-yard line but the Tigers
Knoble made 5 yards on the first could not gain and Shepard punted
down. And Kansas was penalized 3 45 yards.
. ards. A delayed pass gave Le Mire Again the Kansans used the shift
" yards and the Tigers soon had the play and they made first downs with
H on the Jayhawkers 30-yard line, apparent ease. The play netted them
Bot at this juncture Captain LeMire gains of 5. 10 and IS yards. The
tombled and Kansas took the ball on Tiger men were not tackling well
' ta own 20-yard line. and the Jayhawkers put the ball on
WlEon went in for Magill of Missouri's 13-yard line. Another
KMsas and made 13 vards on a fake rush and they carried it to the Tiger
"kick. After the next play Kansas ; 10-yard line when the half ended,
'"fchled and Missouri regained the Score Kansas 9. Missouri 3.
kail in Knnsna tprritnrv. On the1 Between Halves.
krt down Knoble made 5 yards but
cross-back failed and Shepard went
Solve Shift Play
23. Once more defeat has come
us oia-iime enemj nansu. xne
Straight football was
back for a drop Ikick. No rooter
thought he would make it but the
ball went between the posts from the
50-yard line. It was the first score
of the game, Missouri 3, Kansas 0.
Before the next kickoff the Mis
sourians yelled themselves tired and
the band counted three. After the
drop kick, Knoble kicked off and
Kansas returned the ball 15 yards.
Kansas made 10 yards on a forward
pass, but was unable to gain through
the Missouri line. The Jayhawkers
tried a fake kick and lost 3 yards.
Wilson for Kansas then punted out
of bounds. LeMire made 3 yards but
Knoble failed to gain on the next
play. Knobel then made 1 yard.
Kansas was penalized 5 yards and
Missouri got the ball with a first
down. LeMire made 5 yards and
Knobel made 2 and 1-2 yards. Here
Missouri was penalized 5 yards again
and Shepard was forced to punt. His
punt made 50 yards and Kansas got
the ball on its own 20-yard line.
With their Minnesota shift plays the
Jayhawkers started down the field.
Cooledge made 25 yards through the
line and Detweiler on the next
player made another 23 yards. The
Kansas carried the ball to the Mis
souri 25-yard line where it was at the
end of the first qurter with the score
Missouri 3, Kansas 0.
The Kansans tried a forward pass
but it failed. Weidline then made a
place kick from the 33-yard line mak
ing the score, Missouri 3, Kansas 3.
On the Kansas kickoff the ball went
out of bounds. On the second kick,
Shepard returned 15 yards. Missouri
could not gain through the line and
Shepard had to punt. Kansas got the
varus aim aiune waue o mu.-. mc
Missouri line didn't hold and using
the same shift plays, pounding the
line each time, they carried the ball
to the Tiger 18-yard line . Then they
carried it to the 12-yard line and Wil-
Brewer took the Tigers to the
training quarters. Then began a
contest of yelling and band playing.
Both bands paraded the field and the
Missouri band especially drew great
cheers from the Kansas rooters. The
old K men went on the field and gave
a snake dance. There were cheers
when the Missouri band played and
when it played " Dixie " all the Kan
sas rooters took off their hats.
The Kansas cadets created a diver
sion by tossing a Kansas freshman
engineer in a blanket. The Kansas
rooters gave many new yells and they
were not distinguished by the ab
sence of naughty words.
The Tigers came on the field first
in the second half and were followed
soon after by the Jayhawkers. No
changes were made in either line-up.
Second Half.
Missouri entered the fight in the
second half with more spirit than they
had shown previously and held Kan
sas. The ball went to Missouri and
LeMire made 3 yards. Kansas was
penalized 5 yards and Knobel went
through the line for 8 yards. This
gave Missouri first down- but the
Kansas line closed up and the Tigers
could not gain. Shepard punted.
Kansas tried three times but could
not gain and kicked to McWlllianiB
who returned 15 yards. Knobel made
5 yards and then Missouri tried some
shift plays of its own.
Kansas however blocked every at
tempt the Tigers made. Shepard final
ly tried a fake kick run but failed
and the ball went to Kansas In mid
field. Cooledge made 13 yards on the
shift play and with the rooters for
Missouri yelling continuously the
Kansans carried the ball steadily
down the field to the 25-yard then the
8-yard line.
Missouri rooters yelled louder than
ever and the Tigers responded. The
Kansans could not rush the ball over
for a touchdown. Shepard got his
chance to kick out of danger. Kansas
took the ball on Missouri's 30-yard
line after the kick and carried it
down to the 12-yard line. There the
Jayhawkers were penalized 15 yards.
Weidline made a place kick from the
40-yard line. Score Kansas 12, Mis
souri 3.
On the kickoff Kansas returned the
ball 20 yards. The ball was worked
back and forth and the quarter ended
with Missouri in possession of the
ball on its own 30-yard line.
Last Quarter.
Knobel failed to make an end run.
He gained 5 yards on a forward pass.
Shepard made 5 yards. Knobel went
around end for 2 yards. Line plunge
failed and Kansas took out time. Mis
souri then made 20 yards on forward
pass. On the Kansas 13-yard line,
the Tigers fumbled but recovered.
McWilliams failed on a forward pass
and Kansas finally got the ball on the
23-yard line.
The Missouri line held slightly bet
ter but Kansas made its first down.
Kansas was thrown for a loss of a
yard and then punted to McWilliams.
Knobel went around end for 10 yards
and Shepard made 5 through the line.
Knobel made 3 yards then 8 yards.
But Missouri was then penalized 15
yards for holding.
Shepard punted 35 yards. The
Kansas man was downed in his
tracks. Twice Kansas failed to gain
and with six minutes more to play,
Kansas punted to Missouri's 35-yard
line. On a double pass Missouri lost
5 yards. Knobel lost when he tried
an end run and a forward pass gained
nothing. Shepard punted 35 yards.
On the first play after the punt. Mis-
For a better
Thanksgiving Dinner
That ever' home in Columbia whether it's
boarding house, fraternity or sorority house,
club - -
-or whether it's the
children gather with the "home folks" for their
annual Thanksgiving Feast, may enjoy a better
dinner this year,
Missourian's Thanksgiving Menus
Printed on another page of this issue will be of
great assistance. These menus are the work of
experts. One is furnished the Missourian by
Ann Fisher, the. cateress. i
Every item of food mentioned in these menus
can be obtained from the merchants whose ad
vertisements appear on this page. You are urged
to order from them.
souri was penalized 5 yards. Kansas
made 15 yards through the line and
put the ball on Missouri's 35-yard
line. On the next play Kansas was
penalized 5 yards but made
the first town. The Jayhawkers tried
a place kick from the 35-yard line
but the ball hit the goal post and
there was no score.
Missouri took the ball on its own
20-yard line and started down the
field toward the Kansas goal. McWil
liams made 10 yards, LeMire 8 yards
and LeMire again 20 yards. But that
was all. Time was called and the
game ended with the score Kansas 12,
Missouri 3.
Of Former Contests M. U.
Has Won but Four of
This wasjthe twenty-second annual
contest. Of former games, Kansas has
won thirteen, Missouri four, and four
have been ties. In the first contest
on Thanksgiving Day, 1891, Kansas
won 22 to 8. The following year,
1892, they again won by a score of 12
to 4. In 1893 the Tigers carried off
a victory by; reversing the score of
the year before. Again in 1895 Mis
souri won from Kansas. This was all
the victories for the Gold and Black
except for 1901 and 1909.
More than 1,000 rooters from Mis
souri saw the game this year. Last
year fewer than 100 Kansas students
came to Columbia. Last year was the
first time the game was ever played
in Columbia; this year the first time
In Lawrence.
The Missouri rooters were the last
to leave the field.
The betting odds before the game
wre 5 to 4 in favor of Missouri.
The Missouri rooters refused to al
low the Jayhawkers to outyell them.
It ws probablyi the largest crowd
that ever saw a Missouri-Kansas con
test. It was estimated that there
were 18,000 persons there.
The Tigers were the first to arrive
on the field. They entered the gates
at 2:15 oclock. They went from the
train in a wagon decorated with
Kansas colors.
Like Columbia, Lawrence has a
great many football rooters who dis
like to nay to see a game. The hills
around the field were dotted with
" free spectators.
Kansas co-eds sprang a surprise en
the Missouri visitors. They went on
the gridiron and formed a big K. That
has never been done by Missouri girls
Bobby was there, also Polly and
Dutch. You know how they lead the
Missouri rooters.
Twenty-five old men amused the
crowd for a while before the game by
getting out on the field and passing
the ball around.
Before the last quarter, the Jay
hawkers freed a rabbit on the field.
It bore the Kansas colors and ran
little home where the
directly across the Missouri goal for
a touchdown.
The Missouri bleachers cheered the
Kansas band when it marched on the
field before the game in K formation.
The gates were opened at 12 o'clock
and the crowd began entering at
once. A strong wind from the north
east blew across the field.
The special train carrying Missouri
rooters from Kansas City was de
layed but all arrived in time for the
Lawrence was filled with rooters
Friday night before the game. The
entire town apparently was decorated
both with Missouri and Kansas colors.
A big sign in the main street in Mis
souri colors spelled "Welcome Mis
souri." M. U, RUNNERS TURD
Wisconsin Wins Western
Conference Cross Country
Meet Ames Second.
The University of Missouri cross
country track team finished third in
the annual Western Conference cross
country meet held In Chicago yester
day morning. Wisconsin won first
place and Ames second. The members
of the Tiger team were : Chapman,
The Football Results.
Harvard 20, Yale 0.
Army 23, Syracuse 7
Chicago 7, Minnesota 0
Lehigh 10, Lafayette 0
Dickinson 0, Swarthmore 0
Wisconsin 28, Iowa 10
Ames 23, Drake 3
Nebraska 13, Oklahoma 9
Northwestern G, Illinois 0
Carlisle 30, Springfield Training
H. S. 24
Wickam, Terry, Hurst and Smith.
Moss, who helped Missouri win first
place in the Missouri Valley Meet
held here two weeks ago, was unable
to accompany the team on account of
sickness. The meet was conducted by
Northwestern University, of Evans
ton, III.
M. U. Board of Curators to
Request $325,000 Appro
priation of Legislature.
The Board of Curators of the Uni
versity of Missouri, at a meeting in
Kansas City, decided to ask at the
next session of the legislature for an
appropriation of $325,000 for new
buildings, a cording to a Kansas
newspaper. A new fire-proof library,
costing $200,000, a biology building to
cost $100,000 and a live stock pavilion
costing $23,000 were the buildings
Friday was University day in Kan
sas City. President Hill. David R.
Francis, chairman of the oard of
Curators, several alumni and the Uni
versity Cadet Band visited the high
schools. President Hill and Mr.
Francis called the attention of the
high school students to the work car
ried on and the opportunity afforded
all students in Missouri by the Uni
versity. The band gave a short con
cert at each school.
Study of Chamber MnIc at the Art
Lovers' Meetlnir.
"A Study or Chamber Music" by
Prof. W. H. Pommer formed the chief
part of the program of the music
section of the Art Lovers' Guild
Thursday night. Professor Pommer
gave a history and explanation of
chamber music as a preparation for
the Flonzaley Quartet, which Is to be
heard in Columbia Thanksgiving
Mrs. Charles K Burdick sang
eighteenth century songs, which were
well received. This was the first
time Mrs. Burdick has appeared be
fore a Columbia audience. The pro
gram closed with music by the Uni
versity String Quartet,
Mrs. E. A. Alien to Receive.
Mrs. E. A. Allen has issued invita
tions for a reception for November 27
from three-thirty to six in the after
noon. It will be given in nonor oi
Mrs. R. L. Ramsay, one of the brides
in the faculty.
Committee Returns All Mus
ic Contributed and No
Prize is Awarded.
Four Composers Get' Honor
able Mention With'Mon
ey $300 to Mrs.tHull.
Missouri has no state song. The
Committee on the Missouri State
Song of which Prof. W. H. Pommer
of the University was chairman, has
decided that none of the music sub
mitted in the state song contest ful
filled all of the qualifications which
the state song should have.
Four persons, who submitted music
in the contest were given honorable
mention by the committee. They were:
Fred E. Eggerts, Waco, Tex:; J. S.
Fearis, Chicago ; Ernest R. Kroeger,
St. Louis, and Noel Poepping, St.
Louis. These personB were not given
prizes but about $75 was presented to
each of the composers for-his trouble.
The music was returned to them and
none of the contributions will be used
by the state.
When the first contest was held for
a state song Mrs. Lizzie Chambers
Hull of St. Louis was given honorable
mention. If the music for a state
song had been selected, her poem
would have been used as the words.
In appreciation of her work the com
mittee gave her half the money they
had on hands in the working fund.
This is about $300 which will be a
present and not a prize.
A fund of about $1,000 was sub
scribed about two years ago which
was to be given to the writers of the
words and the composer of music for
a state song. The first 'contest for
the prize ended about a year ago with
out a selection. The second one has
resulted the same way. It is not
known yet whether a third -will be
held. Professor Pommer has worked
over a year in making a selection
from the great number of contribu
tions of music. Last spring all but
four tunes were eliminated. These
have been gone over since then and
finally these were rejected.
M. U. Chinese Appointed Editor-in-Charge
of a Magnxlae.
S. T. Chang, a senior in the Col
lege of Agriculture of the University
of Missouri, was recently appointed
one of the editors-in-charge of the
Chinese Students' Monthly, published
by the Chinese Students' Alliance of
the United States. The magazine is
divided into seven departments and'
Mr. Chang has charge of the business
department of the mid-west section
of the alliance.
The Chinese Students' Alliance is.
composed of Chinese students study
ing in various universities of the
United States. Its objects are to
work for the general welfare of
China, both at home and abroad, to
keep the members of the Alliance in
closer touch with each other and to
promote their common Interests.
College of Agriculture Experiments
In Loosenintr Hard-pafked Ground.
The College of Agriculture has re
cently begun an investigation of. tho
use of dynamite in loosening tena
cious soils. This work is being done
on a part of the forty-acre experi
ment field at Shelbina, Mo. The ap
plication of dynamite for this pur
pose is a new enterprise. The main
objection to it is the cost, which runs
as high as $11 an acre.
Exhibition of American Sculpture.
The exhibition of enlarged proto
graphs of representative examples of
American sculpture, in the Museum of
Classical Archaeology will be open
for the first time from 2 until 6 o'clock
this afternoon. Dr. John Pickard will
lecture at 3 o'clock.
Mrs. Wodsworth to Lecture.
Mrs. Mary Wodsworth of Christian
College will deliver a lecture on "The
Bible and Shakespeare 1 to the Young
Women's Bible Class of the. Presby
terian Sunday School at 9:15 o'clock
tomorrow morning.
Dr. Hiir Class Won't Meet
President Hill's Bible Class will not
meet at the Y. M. C. A. tomorrow afternoon.
'mlMiiifiii nil AiflilSiiif--'rr "Si

xml | txt