From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 24, 1908: "The chairman of the state Democratic committee, Henderson Martin, says rural mail carriers are taking too full a load in Republican politics and must be stopped. Federal rules prohibit politicking by mail carriers, rural or otherwise, Martin said. : A new sorority chapter, Alpha Chi Omega, has been installed at Baker University. : A local home has been quarantined for scarlet fever and one child is in serious conditions. Sanitary conditions in the general area are bad and the county is trying to assist."