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Archive for Tuesday, June 12, 2012

100 years ago: Lawrence joins national Chamber of Commerce

June 12, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 12, 1912:

  • "The Commercial Club of Lawrence is a member of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, that is it will be as soon as the first dues from here arrive in Washington. The club last night voted to accept the invitation to join this National organization, and will pay the annual dues of $12.50.... This national body is to keep in touch with commercial affairs of the United States and of the world and will keep the local clubs informed on matters of importance to them. Kansas has a number of clubs in this organization."
  • "The sand fly or the 'buffalo gnat' is not poisonous. It spreads pellagra only by carrying the disease germs on its beak. This is one of the conclusions that have been reached by Prof. S. J. Hunter, state entomologist, in a problem that is more than two centuries old and has puzzled scientists in an effort to discover the cause of pellagra.... Last year Dr. Crumbine reported a case of pellagra at Oswego and Prof. Hunter went to Southern Kansas to determine if sand flies were present. He found them there and has since been engaged in the study of their habits and the effects of their bites upon two monkeys. His work has attracted the attention of scientists both in this country and in Europe and doctors who were present at his lecture in Snow Hall last night were deeply interested in Prof. Hunter's description of the work that he has been doing. The lecture was illustrated with stereoptican views."
  • "'Ollanta' was splendid. The Indian play given by students last night was the heaviest drama that has ever been staged at Haskell. There was not a single hitch in the entire performance and the scenery and costumes were magnificent. The pomp of ancient Peru and the gorgeous costumes of the Inca's court were depicted on the stage and carried out in detail. The students entered into the spirit of the play and the result was excellent."

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