Archive for Tuesday, November 15, 2011

100 years ago: Local farmers not in favor of quail hunting

November 15, 2011


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Nov. 15, 1911:

  • "The farmers living at Sunny Side, have banded themselves together for the purpose of preventing any shooting of quail on their property. This action is similar to that which is being taken by farmers living in various neighborhoods around Lawrence, for there is a general feeling against quail shooting.... There have been many accidents, they say, both to human beings and to stock during the hunting season and it is these things that they wish to avoid."
  • "Death Saturday night very suddenly claimed one of the best liked men in Lawrence when Wilber E. Bowersock passed away. Death was caused by neuralgia of the heart and came without warning.... Wilber E. Bowersock, who was half-brother of J. D. Bowersock of this city, was a very popular man and one who everyone liked. He was a genial man and one who made friends everywhere. As manager of the corrugating department of the Lawrence Paper Mill Mr. Bowersock was an efficient business man. His sudden death is hard for his friends to realize."
  • "In an address delivered at the chapel of the University of Minnesota yesterday, Dr. Harry S. Warner, president of the National College Prohibition League, assaulted the drinking proclivities of students in American universities. One-half of the students of American universities drink alcoholic liquors he declared, and whereas 100 years ago students drank per capita six gallons of beer a year, at present they drink as much as 22 gallons."


Tony Kisner 6 years, 5 months ago

22 gallons is less than a six pack a week. I think I was way over than number in my youth. Good times!

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