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Archive for Monday, April 23, 2007

Old Home Town - 100 years ago

April 23, 2007

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From the Lawrence Daily World for April 23, 1907: "Washburn University at Topeka is having a thrilling time about 'cribbing' and the students are greatly excited. It seems that in certain classes the honor system is used. That means the instructor can leave the room during tests and there will be no cheating. During a Latin class, considerable cribbing was discovered and the whole class was deprived of its credits. Students are in an uproar. This rings a bell at KU where cribbing may not be universal but it is known there are many who have this art down to a fine point. Certain professors have special ways to catch cheaters and they seldom are lenient. : A local man has been caught stealing from refrigerators and appropriate punishment seems likely. : Ecke has bought the entire stock of gas fixtures, fittings, stoves, ranges and lights belonging to the Ohio Natural Gas supply house and has had it all moved to the Ecke store. The supply is enormous. : The university baseball team is due to play the Agricultural College team here tomorrow."

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