Archive for Sunday, January 7, 2001

Old home town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today

January 7, 2001


In 1976 -The Basehor-Linwood school district threw out its facial hair regulations which had led to the expulsion of a Linwood High senior growing a mustache. The family brought suit after the senior had transferred to Lawrence High where no such "dress code" was in force. A Linwood school official said the action was taken because "too much time is being wasted on peach fuzz with not enough time devoted to education."

In 1941 -The thermometer soared into the 60s in Lawrence for the first time since Christmas and shattered the previous record high for the date. There had been a record of 54 in 1946 and it was repeated in 1948. There never had been a high of 60 or higher recorded here on Jan. 7.

In 1901 -On. Jan. 7, 1901, the Lawrence World editorialized: "Complaint is made that the people favor the trusts by buying where they can buy the cheapest. This is true and always will be. The trusts can never be fought by business competition. The people have the bargain instinct and in trust legislation must be saved from themselves."

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