Old home town – 100 years ago today

From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 30, 1906: “Local merchants want to abolish the Old Home Week policy of closing downtown streets because it interferes with their business at busy times. Many say they have had big losses and want the streets kept open. : Chancellor Strong of the university says the school has grown from 500 to 800 courses in two years, with much more energy going to research. The Legislature is to be asked for $150,000 for an engineering building that is badly needed.”