Your "Jayhawks" Stance
To the Citizens of Osceola, Missouri,
Please stand firm in your opposition and protest to the Kansas University’s use of the Jayhawks mascot. I have read a book on the burning of Osceola, and am now reading a true account of the Border Wars era in the history of your area. I, too, feel that the use of that symbol by the university is a direct slap in the face and a gouge at the people of Missouri who stood fast in their opposition to the terror unleashed on them by and in the name of the redleg Jayhawks from Kansas.
Sidney M. Basford, Life Member
Sons of Confederate Veterans