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Archive for Friday, April 2, 2010

100 years ago: State wheat crop continues to increase

April 2, 2010

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From the Lawrence Daily World for April 2, 1910: The Kansas wheat crop has increased 2.5 times in the past 35 years and is still growing — good news for of all of us. Kansas has become easily the greatest wheat-growing state in the nation and it is interesting that 30 percent of the world’s supply of wheat comes from the Western Hemisphere with Kansas in the forefront. . . . Members of the university Pan-Hellenic met yesterday with the chancellor to help bring about better academic records in the fraternities. One suggestion is that the eastern policy be adopted where fraternities cannot pledge men until they are sophomores and have had time as freshman to get acclimated to college. However, during the meeting it came out that the general student body does not have as good an academic record as the fraternities. More study is planned, officials say. . . . There continues to be a conflict on the campus about people who want KU to play American football and those who want rugby. Dr. James Naismith calls rugby a healthy sport and plans to prepare data on American football and rugby. It has become quite a battle.

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