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100 years ago: Printers gloat over baseball win against lawyers

August 9, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Aug. 9, 1912:

  • "SPORTING NEWS. -- Gee, wasn't it awful? What? Why, haven't you heard about it yet, what the Printers did the Lawyers last night, out at Haskell. Sure you must have heard about the 4 to 1 plaster that the Typos pasted onto the members of the legal profession who are baseball inclined. Well, that is what happened.... The members of the typographical clan showed quite an aptness at picking up grounders and passing the ball about the lot to the damage of the legal base runners who tried to annex extra bases."
  • "Three families, those of E. B. Dicker, J. Underwood, and O. A. McGinnis, are having a fine time in camp on the farm of P. Stine on Mud Creek. They pitched their tents there Wednesday night in time to catch the severe storm. There were four tents in the lot and all but one took water like a sponge so that everything was wet, but that discouraged no one and the next day the bedding was dried and tents improved.... Mr. Stine told them where there was a spring and a little digging opened it up and provides a good supply of fresh spring water. The party at first intended to stay but one week, now they hope to stay two and possibly three."
  • "The program of the C.P.A. Picnic at Eudora has been completed and definite arrangements have been made for the parade, the balloon ascensions, the speaking and the various other events that go to make up a good picnic.... Music will be furnished by the Olathe Concert Band and the Kansas City Jubilee Singers. Prof. A. L. Miller of the State Agricultural College has been secured for an address on Thursday, the second day of the picnic."

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