Archive for Sunday, May 1, 2011

100 years ago: Burglars stealing food from cellars, back porches

May 1, 2011


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 1, 1911:

  • “The 900 blocks in West Lawrence are being subjected to a series of petty depredations this spring. During the last two weeks a half dozen homes have been visited repeatedly and their cellars and ice chests despoiled. The Owens, Stidam, Woods, Hurt, and Dunkley homes have been visited and eatables stolen. Most of the things were taken off back porches and from cellars. From one home, the robber took a roll of carpet. The police have been notified, but have been unable to secure enough evidence to make an arrest.”
  • “The High School students who danced at the Junior Prom after the regular Prom was over were suspended this morning from the High School for insubordination. They were told that if they desired they might take their cases to the board of education meeting this evening. The suspension was for an indefinite period. Prof. Olney just sent 23 of them home and told them he would send for them when he wanted them.... Prof. Olney said that it was not a question of dance or no dance, but it was a question of dancing on that occasion. He said that this was the one occasion of the year when the classes mingled socially and that everyone should be encouraged to come and have a good time. It was not the best thing, he showed, to let this one occasion be turned into a dancing party and have the 75 per cent of the pupils shouldered aside for the 25 per cent who are dancers.”


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