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Archive for Wednesday, October 24, 2012

100 years ago: Haskell students first to try new ‘morals course’

October 24, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Oct. 24, 1912:

  • "The Haskell Indians will be the first pupils in the state of Kansas to take a course in morals by the new visual course which has been so successful in the east and which is to be used in Kansas high schools this winter. Milton Fairchild of Boston, the man who has been in charge of these pictures and who is traveling and lecturing with them, has agreed to come to Haskell next week for a series of three lessons for the Indian boys and girls.... Visual instruction in morals is something new in Kansas and no doubt the pictures will attract great interest. The theory is that the pupils learn much faster from pictures of real life and conditions than from lectures and ordinary text books. The pictures show conditions as they should and should not be.... The extension department of the University of Kansas has secured these pictures for the winter and will send them out over the state to the various high schools that ask for them."
  • "A big suffrage rally is being planned for Sunday afternoon at the Bowersock theatre with Dr. Anna Shaw as the speaker of the afternoon. It has been decided by the members of the local league to hold this meeting down town in the afternoon rather than attempting a night meeting."
  • "Milo Wood, living north of Lawrence in Jefferson county, has registered his farm with the county clerk as 'Sunny Side Home.' Many farmers are registering their farms under the state law covering this."
  • "SPORTING NEWS: That fighting Jayhawker spirit is once more asserting itself out on McCook Field, and the Kansas Aggies no doubt are doomed to disappointment if they have conceived an idea that K. U. will be pickin's for them this season. The Kansas men have reached that point where grim determination must come in and win battles where skill and experience have gone out. Only the old time scrap can save the day now. And the Kansas followers have the highest hopes that their team will get back into the game with so much pep and fight and determination that the invading Aggies will be repulsed and driven back in utter route next Saturday afternoon."

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AlexTJ 2 years, 1 month ago

"The Kansas men have reached that point where grim determination must come in and win battles where skill and experience have gone out. "

Sounds familiar.

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