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Archive for Wednesday, September 28, 2011

100 years ago: Railroad offering tour to KU Glee Club

September 28, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Sept. 28, 1911:

  • "President Taft spent six hours and a half [in Topeka] yesterday. Arriving at 5:00 the President and his party were driven to the Topeka Country Club for breakfast at 7:00. He participated in a dedication of a flagpole at Washburn College. The rest of the program included the laying of the cornerstone of the Memorial building, and the address."
  • "If plans do not miscarry it is very probable that the Glee Club of the University of Kansas will go on a long trip during the holidays, the longest trip that the organization has ever taken, for the Glee Club has an opportunity to go to the Pacific coast. The trip is one of those given by the Santa Fe railroad, for the purpose of putting good attractions in the Y.M.C.A. rooms at Santa Fe headquarters all along the road to the coast. All expenses are paid, but no salaries. The boys go as the guests of the Santa Fe and are accorded distinction in every possible manner."
  • "The city subscribers who neglect to pay promptly upon the first of the month cause more inconvenience than they realize. This week one of our best carriers had to lose his work because he could not get the subscribers to pay him. He carried well and called for the money, but was small and easily turned away. It would be a very great favor indeed to the World Company and to the carriers if all would save the small amount and have it ready at the end of the week or month when the boy calls."

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