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Archive for Sunday, February 6, 2011

100 years ago: Broken press causes World to be printed at other Lawrence newspaper offices

February 6, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 6, 1911:

  • “That the hobo smallpox victim now being cared for by the city is a Judas of the worst type was developed today when the dreadful disease appeared in a North Lawrence home, where he had stopped before giving himself up to the city authorities. By deliberately deceiving the authorities in regard to the time he arrived in Lawrence, the hobo has exposed half of North Lawrence to the disease. For nearly a week George Vaughn, 120 Perry street, who gave the tramp work, has been sick with smallpox and his children have been attending the Woodlawn school. It was only this morning that Dr. Gillispie learned of the suspected conditions, and quarantined the Vaughn home.”
  • “Saturday afternoon while the pressman at the World office was making the clean up of the press, an accident happened which will put the press out of business for several days, possibly for a week or two. At first it was believed that the repairs could be made, but later they were found to be more serious and new parts will have to come from the factory. Meanwhile the World will have to depend upon the other newspapers for press work. The Saturday paper was printed last night and this morning upon the Journal press. The World trusts that its subscribers will be patient and assures them that no expense will be spared to get the press in readiness as quickly as possible.”

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