Archive for Wednesday, June 16, 2010

100 years ago: Haskell’s school year comes to close

June 16, 2010

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From the Lawrence Daily World for June 16, 1910: “With a competitive drill and a band concert on the campus, the school year for the Haskell Institute closed last night. Many people from the city went out to the school grounds in the afternoon and taking picnic lunches remained to hear the concert. The band, though slightly disorganized since the leaving of their former leader for the west, gave a good concert and the music was thoroughly enjoyed by the crowd. The pupils will many of them leave for their homes on the reservations or for work in some place. Only about two hundred will remain for the summer.... Charles Harris, director of the state free employment bureau, says that the call for harvest hands increases every day, and that it will be impossible to supply the men now called for. The wheat crop has developed within the past few days in a manner which has both astonished and surprised the most experienced farmers.... One trouble with the airship business is that the honest farmer and his team of mules is not in a position to pull you out of difficulties.”

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