Archive for Friday, January 20, 2012

100 years ago: No more late hours: KU dances to end earlier

January 20, 2012


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 20, 1912:

  • "At a meeting of the University Council held last night it was decided that all dancing at the annual University Prom must close at two o'clock and that all lights at the affair must be extinguished at two thirty. This means that the dancing will be over fully one half hour earlier than ever. This decision of the University Council is a wise one and is right in line with the movement that has been coming at the University to do away with the very late hours kept at Junior Proms in the past when they have been held until three or four o'clock in the morning."
  • "It is a matter of much satisfaction that Lawrence has a new opera house. There has been a demand for this for a long time. But there was no way to get it without entailing a big loss. When a great calamity visited this town it made possible this splendid new building. Mr. Bowersock has built a theatre that is a monument to himself, a credit to the city and the best building of the kind in the state.... It is a matter of much interest that a man so splendidly public-spirited would be possessed of wealth sufficient to do this.... The Journal-World believes it is speaking for the entire city when it extends sincere congratulations to this public-spirited man. Mr. Bowersock has always been a builder, but he has built his best in the theatre that will be opened this evening."
  • "Abe Wolfson this morning sold a sweater to a customer for 75 cents and while his back was turned the customer took another and left the store. The theft occurred shortly after dinner this afternoon. The officers were notified and with a description of the man they believe they will locate him before he has gone far with his pair of sweaters."
  • "About 400 persons took part in the wolf hunt today under the direction of the Kaw Valley C.P.A. Three wolves were captured while four others were found but got away. The hunt was attended by many exciting features. About 200 of the Haskell boys took part. There will be a similar hunt next Saturday."


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