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100 years ago: Wholesome Sunday activities might include baseball if played “cleanly”

December 13, 2010


From the Lawrence Daily World for Dec. 13, 1910:

“The passage of a resolution endorsing the clean, moral manner in which Woodland [Park] was conducted this summer and approving healthful Sunday amusements, was the rather unexpected action taken by the Fair Association directors this afternoon. The resolution as adopted by the directors makes no mention of Sunday baseball, but it is broad enough to sanction the sport when conducted cleanly and free from objectionable features.”

“It is a wonder that the foes of gambling have not taken a crack at life insurance. What is life insurance anyway but a gamble with death. The insurance company bets that a man will live to be a certain age and the insured bets that he will not.”

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