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Archive for Saturday, October 14, 2006

Old Home Town - 100 years ago

October 14, 2006

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 14, 1906: "The school board met last night and voted 3-2 to reopen all schools Monday. The action was taken despite a protest by a health officer who says the diphtheria threat is not abated enough to prevent a greater spread of the disease. Three new cases were reported this morning and three more this afternoon, boosting the total to beyond 80. Sixty-eight remain under quarantine. Health officers think the schools should remain closed. A majority of the physicians here have signed a petition to keep the schools closed for now. : A Kansas Elks Association has been formed after a meeting of 200 members in Wichita. : Noted Emporia editor William Allen White talked to newspaper classes at the university today on the ethics of the business of journalism. His talk was informal but important and he told many jokes to illustrate. : The first vesper services of the school year were held yesterday afternoon in the university chapel and a large crowd attended. Chancellor Strong spoke at the event."

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