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Archive for Thursday, September 2, 2010

100 years ago: William Allen White to deliver opening address at Baker

September 2, 2010

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 2, 1910:

“Baker University will open September 15 with a materially increased enrollment, according to the News Bulletin. William Allen White will deliver the opening address.... The home of Dr. Osborne of Baldwin was struck by lightning and set on fire at an early hour this morning. The roof was water soaked and the saturated shingles refused to burn. This fact probably is all that saved the physician’s home from destruction, as Baldwin does not have an efficient fire company, and any fire that starts is only put out when it burns out. Baldwin received a much heavier downfall of rain than this corner of the county, and small creeks and streams were out of their banks this forenoon.... Designating farmers as planters or ranchers is along the same line as always speaking of a woman as a lady. We believe that the name farmer is good enough, high sounding enough and honorable enough for any man to take pride in bearing it and the word woman always sounds better to us than lady.”

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