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100 years ago: Prof. Haworth predicts sufficient natural gas for winter

November 7, 2011


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Nov. 7, 1911:

[Two-column headline] "COL. O. E. LEARNARD PASSED AWAY AT HIS HOME EARLY THIS MORNING. He Was One of the Distinguished Men Who Helped to Make the State of Kansas and the City of Lawrence What They Are Today. He Was Editor and Publisher of the Lawrence Daily Journal for Twenty Years. He was Colonel in the First Kansas Volunteer Infantry -- He Fought For Kansas in the Stirring Times."

"In his laboratory in the Engineering building at K.U., Prof. E. Haworth has in his possession a mass of data collected from the gas fields of the Southern part of the state from which he will determine the life of the natural fuel supply of the territory dependent upon these wells. Already Prof. Haworth has learned from his experiments and investigations made during the past few weeks that there will be no gas famine this winter in these cities, but that in the future there will be a lack of gas or else new wells will have to be discovered and put into operation."

"'Mister Vaglie Maria, Universitti Clansas, Nort America.' Do you know him? That is the way one letter advertised at the post office is addressed. It's a very interesting document and as the postmark is obliterated it can not be seen from which country it comes, but the stamp shows a foreign land. Just who Mr. Maria may be, is not known."


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