Archive for Friday, January 7, 2011

100 years ago: Paper towels make their first appearance in Lawrence

January 7, 2011


From the Lawrence Daily World for Jan. 7, 1911:

  • “PAPER TOWELS HERE. Although the Lawrence public schools have received a large sample of sanitary paper towels, Supt. Smith has conducted no experiments with the towel yet. The movement to install them in the public schools over the state is an impulse from the sanitary ideas advanced by Dr. Crumbine. The paper towel can be purchased for $3 a thousand, and is claimed to absorb moisture equally as good as the Turkish towel.”
  • “Never again will the clans of the Jayhawk and Tiger mingle in friendly clashes in Kansas City hotels on the occasion of the annual football battle. ‘Standing pat’ on reform football rules, the institutions composing the Missouri Valley voted almost unanimously to abolish Thanksgiving games and to play all contests on college gridirons.”


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