Archive for Tuesday, April 24, 2012

100 years ago: KU Mandolin Club makes formal debut

April 24, 2012


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for April 24, 1912:

  • "Do you know where any heirs of John P. Clay may be living? Mr. Clay was killed in an accident while he was working on the First National Bank far back in the year of 1873. If the heirs can be found there is a valuable homestead right awaiting them because of some land that Mr. Clay took up out in Morris county, years ago."
  • "Another raid was made on a suspected place on the east side last night and two men arrested and placed in the county jail, charged with violating the prohibitory law. They were taken at the home of Allen in the 900 block of New Jersey street shortly before midnight."
  • "The Mandolin Club of the University of Kansas for 1912 will make its formal debut this evening in Fraser Hall when one of the best concerts of the season will be presented. There are sixteen men in the club besides the soloists and the instrumentation is well balanced. The mando-cello, a new instrument, will be introduced in Lawrence for the first time tonight."
  • "Farmers today reported to the Journal-World that chinch bugs, those most dreaded enemies of farmers, were flying today. The reports came from various parts of the country."


FlintlockRifle 6 years, 1 month ago

I can remember a bad case of ""Chinch Bugs'' in our corn crop back in the mid 1950's, dad had the field sprayed with a crop duster flying and a spotter on the ground with a flag of some type to show the pilot where to spray after each pass, the spotter did't have anything on to protect him from the white powder falling on him, probably didn't live to many years----

LadyJ 6 years, 1 month ago

Hey, I think I might be an heir, where do I go to file a claim? :0)

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