Archive for Sunday, June 20, 2010

100 years ago: ‘Soiled dove’ fined $25 for being out after curfew

June 20, 2010


From the Lawrence Daily World for June 20, 1910: “The building of a hotel the cost of which is to be $13,000,000 is just one of the many pieces of construction work now being handled by the George A. Fuller Construction Company, of New York, of which Paul Starrett is president. Starrett was born in the stone and cement house in the 900 block on Rhode Island street just north of the residence of Wm. Bromelsick. He has been in the east many years and has made a great success.... Beginning today a new gymnasium schedule goes into effect at the Y.M.C.A. ‘We will teach all the boys to swim before the summer is over,’ said Sec. H. H. Holmes. ‘Our swimming pool is quite large, 18x42, and the water is kept fresh by daily changes.’... Blanch Williams, a soiled dove from Leavenworth, was assessed $25 and trimmings in police court this morning for being out after the Curfew rang. Blanch wore an angelic expression of injured innocence and protested vehemently that she was doing nothing worse than waiting for a Lawrence street car, when arrested. Judge Menger was inclined to doubt her story and imposed the maximum penalty.”


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