Archive for Tuesday, April 9, 2002

Old home town - 25 and 40 years ago today

April 9, 2002


A Kansas House-Senate conference committee had recommended only a 6 percent salary increase for faculty members at Kansas Board of Regents schools, including Kansas University, after it appeared earlier a 7 percent increase was a near-certainty.

The annual Old West Lawrence walking tour of homes was greeted with ideal spring weather, and more than 100 took part.

The Pet Food Division of the Quaker Oats Co. named Sherry Schaub as manager of the new plant being built in Lawrence. Schaub was a native of Spearfish, S.D., was a graduate of Northern Illinois University and was to move to the area with his family from Rolling Meadows, Ill.

Farmers keeping track of grain markets in the Lawrence appeared to be tempted to plow under their winter wheat and put in a strong new money crop, soybeans. While the price of wheat had kept dropping, the price of beans had shot up to more than $9 a bushel.

IN 1962

Dr. Leona Baumgartner, highly regarded New York City health commissioner and a native of Lawrence, was selected to give the opening dedication address at the opening of the Sherwood-Treece Memorial Library in the Kansas University Bacteriology Department.

The bodies of three DeSoto men were found in a badly damaged car that had left Kansas Highway 10 and plunged into a creek bed. They were Wesley Rowe, 44, Ronald Warsop, 20, and Leslie Spierman, no age listed. The accident apparently had occurred about 30 hours prior to the discovery of the car.

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