Archive for Thursday, March 17, 2011

40 years ago: Kansas governor proclaims ‘Jayhawk Day’

March 17, 2011


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Mar. 17, 1971:

  • Gov. Robert Docking proclaimed today as “Boost the Jayhawks Day” to honor the 1971 Kansas University basketball team, the first since 1959 to post an unbeaten record in Big Eight Conference championship play. The 1971 Jayhawks were the 14th KU team to enter NCAA post-season activity. They had won the title in 1952 and had finished second in the tournament in 1940, 1953, and 1957.
  • In Clayton, Mo., the affluent neighbors of Hanley House, a restored Civil War plantation, were offended by the presence of an outhouse on the property. “It makes a laughing stock out of the restoration. I don’t care about the authenticity,” said a next-door neighbor of the historic site. The town’s mayor countered that the privy was staying, and the chairman of the Restoration Committee added, “Our children’s children won’t know how they used to do things” if the outhouse were excluded from the project. While some local residents were petitioning for its removal, the American Privy Preservation Society praised the necessary little building, saying it ranked with an “eight-holer” near Glenco, Mo., and a “Greek revival style privy” near New Madrid.


SpicePirate 7 years, 3 months ago

Wow! Lol! You couldn't make up stuff this funny!

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