Old Home Town – 100 years ago

From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 8, 1909: “Far more than 2,000 crowded Robinson Gymnasium to hear Fred B. Smith, with YMCA ties, tell of ‘The Sins That Kill.’ It was the biggest men’s meeting ever held in Lawrence. He dealt with intemperance, gambling and impurity of mind and body and called them the three capital sins of our existence. It was an impressive religious service with man conversions to Christianity. “