Archive for Friday, October 29, 2010

100 years ago: Vandalism, pranks and joy rides discouraged on Halloween

October 29, 2010

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 29, 1910:

“The ban is on some Hallowe’en stunts this year. The kids can have all the fun they want, they can have ghost scares, jack o-lantern parties, yell, run, wear false faces, and have a general hilarious time. But there must be no acts of vandalism. They will not be tolerated. Front gates must be left undisturbed. There must be no logs or brick piled in front of doors. No joy rides in unguarded carriages. A bon-fire of board steps is not a nice thing. Such a thing as turning loose a sleepy cow, a horse or a goat, will not be tolerated. Hallowe’en fun is not impossible without these things.”

“The state board of health cannot compel school children to be vaccinated before they can enter school. This was settled in an opinion by Assistant Attorney General Shukers. He ruled that compulsory vaccination could not be enforced under the law. Some years ago an effort was made for compulsory vaccination, but the supreme court decided against it. Since then the health laws have been broadened and the state board of health thought that under existing statutes it could enforce compulsory vaccination. The attorney general’s department says it cannot.”

Comments

SpicePirate 4 years, 9 months ago

Hey! They forgot tipping outhouses, flaming bags of poo on doorsteps and, of course, BEING THE MOST HORRIBLE!!!

Sarah St. John 4 years, 9 months ago

Hahahaha!! "I'm the most horrible!" A great line from a great movie. :)

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