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Archive for Thursday, December 6, 2012

100 years ago: Temperature drops 36 degrees in a day

December 6, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 6, 1912:

"The thermometer took a sudden tumble in the last 24 hours and dropped a total of 36 degrees in this time. The fall began yesterday afternoon and it ended at 7 o'clock this morning and at that time the thermometer stood at only 18 degrees above the zero mark. It started back up from there but it was slow climbing and at 2 o'clock this afternoon stood at 30 above."

"Arthur Capper, known to everyone as the publisher of the Topeka Capital, and late republican candidate for governor, spent some time in Lawrence this morning. Mr. Capper was enroute from Topeka to Independence where he speaks this evening at a progressive banquet. Mr. Capper is none the worse for his strenuous campaign. He made the hardest fight made in Kansas this year and he would have won had all the votes been counted. It is said that at least five per cent of all the votes were thrown out."

"To show the people of the State just what the University of Kansas is doing on every one of the 163.5 acres of the campus, students of the institution will hold a University Exposition next spring. This college fair will be modeled along regular 'World's Fair' lines, and will be just as interesting in its own way.... A miniature mine conducted by the mining engineers, a smelter built by chemistry students, working models of aeroplanes, steamships and automobiles exhibited by the mechanical engineers, displays of art work, a hospital in charge of student nurses and doctors are included among the exhibits planned for the exposition."

"The Salvation Army of Lawrence is already planning its annual big Christmas dinner to the poor of Lawrence. Each year this organization makes glad the hearts of many in Lawrence who might otherwise be neglected on Christmas Day. Each year the army gathers up its baskets, loads them with good things to eat and distributes them to worthy families of the city. The Salvation Army has done this ever since there has been a post in Lawrence and it will carry on the work again this season in much the same way that it has done in the past."

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tyson travis 1 year, 9 months ago

Oh, the times they have changed, white people and colored people, white and colored bands...would this have been James M. Cohan as producer?

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jhawkinsf 1 year, 9 months ago

Arthur Capper would have won, but it's said 5% of the votes were thrown out. Hmmm. Maybe it happened. Maybe not. But it sure seems the accusations have been around for a while and will likely be with us for some time to come.

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Sarah St. John 1 year, 9 months ago

I'm still imagining having the temperature drop from 54 to 18 degrees in 24 hours. Brrrr! I've seen it happen a few times since I've lived here, but it's still a wonder to behold!

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bearded_gnome 1 year, 9 months ago

jhawkinsf: Arthur Capper would have won, but it's said 5% of the votes were thrown out. Hmmm. Maybe it happened. Maybe not. But it sure seems the accusations have been around for a while and will likely be with us for some time to come.

---partisan media then too, or just truly democrat vote fraud going on then too.

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jhawkinsf 1 year, 9 months ago

Maybe it's just that elections and accusations of election fraud go hand in hand. Whether or not there is any correlation between those accusations and actual election fraud is anybody's guess.

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