Archive for Friday, November 16, 2012

100 years ago: Lawrence suffragettes to celebrate Kansas win

November 16, 2012


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Nov. 16, 1912:

“Lawrence suffragettes haven’t any spare bonnets to hurl into bonfires and they don’t care to be spectacular to the extent of such a celebration but nevertheless they are happy over the victory won at the polls and believe that this victory should be fittingly observed by them. And if present plans are carried out it will be. The Douglas county ladies had planned a meeting for this week to make plans for the celebration but postponed this because of the meeting of the Second District Club Women which is in session here at present. Thus the day of the celebration will come sometime after the victory was one, but the women believe it will be just as well. A meeting is to be held next week at which the sort of an observation will be named and the place and date for holding it selected…. The Lawrence women made an active campaign for the right of the ballot and just at present they are resting. The last week before the election saw them in the field almost constantly asking for support for their measure and now that they have triumphed they are happy but tired.”

“Of course all of the football fans can’t go to Lincoln and see the Jayhawkers and the Cornhuskers tangle tomorrow afternoon, but never-the-less they can see the game just the same and it won’t cost a cent of carfare or admission to the grounds. Just a little trip down town and a little time while the game is in progress and the Journal-World will do the rest. The Journal-World's gridiron will be rechalked and put in shape for the game and the fans can see the Jayhawker and Cornhusker tangle by merely calling at the office. As has always been the custom of this paper, a complete running story giving every detail of the game will be provided and added to this the game will be played on the Journal-World’s gridiron just as it takes place on the Lincoln field. A ball will move about on this field just as it does in Lincoln tomorrow afternoon.”

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