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Archive for Wednesday, August 15, 2012

100 years ago: Schools to get updated textbooks

August 15, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for August 15, 1912:

  • "Nearly all of the books that will be required in the rural schools during the coming school year are to be new. Only a few of the old names appear on the list of texts that will be used during the term of 1912-1913. In one or two of the new books, the subject is approached from a slightly different angle fromthe one that the pupils have been accustomed to and in others the subject matter has been brought up-to-date. The classics to be studied this year are 'The Great Stone Face,' 'Snowbound,' and 'The Christmas Carol.' Classics are changed each year, the ones named alternating with 'Evangeline,' 'Rip Van Winkle,' and 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.' In daily recitations Kansas History and Civics will alternate, also Classics and Agriculture."
  • "The proposition of a consolidation of the two telephone companies in Lawrence is now in the hands of the business men of the city and the final outcome of this matter will depend to a great extent upon their action.... In a short time, according to the present plan, a petition is to be circulated among the business men for their signatures. This petition will ask that the two companies be consolidated giving Lawrence but one telephone system in the future. When the signatures have been obtained the petition is to be presented to the city council and that body will be asked to act upon it.... The Bell Company is ready to take over the property of the Home Company and combine both services into one."
  • "The first day of the C.P.A. picnic at Eudora was a splendid one. People came for miles to have a good time and they had one. From the parade in the morning until the last events of the evening there was something doing all the time."

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