Archive for Saturday, June 13, 2009

100 years ago: Doctor prepares to test new state applicants

June 13, 2009


From the Lawrence Daily World for June 13, 1909: Lawrence’s Dr. Charles Simmons is in Kansas City helping to give the examinations to a large class of applicants for admittance to medical practice in Kansas. He is a member of the state medical board as appointed by Gov. W.R. Stubbs. . . . Alva D. Bernhard, who graduated among the top 10 in his class at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., is spending a month’s leave with his parents here. He is due to be assigned to a battleship and hopes eventually to have a Navy post in Kansas. . . . What Haskell Institute can do for an Indian was splendidly typified today when James Murie, a full-blooded Pawnee, one of the earliest graduates of the institute, came back to tell of his successful business and banking career in Oklahoma. He said his 20 years of success are because of what he learned at Haskell after he came here “as wild an Indian as you ever saw.”


lionheart72661 8 years, 11 months ago

I love this section, great reporting back in those days.

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