Archive for Friday, December 9, 2011

100 years ago: University teas gaining in popularity

December 9, 2011


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 9, 1911:

  • "Quietly, yet with force, that is bringing about results the regular teas being given at the University by women of the faculty to the students are becoming one of the greatest social influences in college life. These teas take place regularly, and the women of the faculty are hostesses. Gradually the girls, and also many boys, have grown accustomed to the idea of these social afternoons and the teas are always well attended. It is a nice thing in between classes to 'run in' for a cup of tea or chocolate and visit with those who enjoy the inner life of the University."
  • "ROAD MEN FAILED TO AGREE -- And No Official Highway is Named So Far. -- Vice presidents and secretaries of the Old Santa Fe Trail association from various towns between Osage City and Lawrence, and county commissioners of Douglas and Shawnee counties, failed yesterday afternoon, after a session lasting four hours, to locate the Lawrence-Topeka branch of the Pan-America highway.... It took two hours to learn beyond doubt that the delegates could come to no agreement on the route. And it took nearly two hours more to frame a resolution that could get a passing vote, to throw the responsibility of the selection upon the commissioners of the counties through which the road will pass."


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