Archive for Tuesday, October 2, 2012

100 years ago: Students reminded to provide correct mailing address to folks back home

October 2, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Oct. 2, 1912:

  • "J. W. Busch has purchased the Pierson Mill and that old Lawrence institution will pass away and become the Busch Seed Store in the future. The deal has been pending for some time, but this morning it was closed and Mr. Busch becomes the owner of the mill. Mr. Busch has purchased the building, the machinery and all of the contents of the building, but he does not intend to continue flour-making and will dispose of the machinery. He will move his seed store into the Pierson building and is planning to enlarge his business in this new location. The Pierson Mill has been grinding flour in Lawrence for many years. The old mill was destroyed many years ago by fire, but the Piersons rebuilt. Fire threatened the destruction of this new building a short time afterward, but it was placed under control after only minor damage had been done. This time repairs were made and the mill resumed its grinding."
  • "While the city schools were closed during the summer months a total of 817,010 gallons of water were consumed in four of the buildings, Central, Manual, Quincy and the High School, according to the water meters. These figures have been compiled by C. B. Hosford, chairman of the committee on water, gas and electric light of the City Council. He secured his figures from the meter readings of the Lawrence Water Company. At a recent meeting of the city council the fact that a large amount of water was apparently being wasted at the city school buildings was brought to the attention of the committee and Councilman Hosford and the committee was instructed to investigate the matter."
  • "There are several hundred letters lying in the Lawrence post office that can not be delivered because the persons addressed have not given to the office their street number. The greater part of these letters are evidently for students. It is absolutely necessary in order to get mail that the street number be filed at the post office. As usual, a great many letters come in care of the University. These can not be delivered, because there is no delivery station at the university, and the authorities there can not take care of them. The first thing every student should do on coming to town is to go to the post office and leave name and city address, and then give instructions to correspondents always to put street number on letters sent here. Caution your correspondents to refrain from putting Greek letter addresses on letters, unless they put on also the street number."

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