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100 years ago: Voter turnout expected near 100 percent for ‘Commission Form’ election

April 18, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for April 18, 1913:

  • "There are 4,672 citizens of Lawrence who are ready and qualified to vote on the Adoption of the Commission Form of Government for this city at the special election which will be held on April 28. A summing up of the registration figures shows an increase of 94 registrations over the totals for the municipal election on April first -- 94 persons registered for the purpose of voting on the Commission Form. The poll books closed last night at ten o'clock at the City Clerk's office. At the special election on April 28 the question of Commission government will be the only issue and the indications are that there will be a heavy vote cast at this time. It is expected that almost the entire registered vote will be out at this time."
  • "Tomorrow is the annual clean-up day for Lawrence. But this city is to have a new kind of cleaning-up this year, a new plan has been adopted and will be carried out in connection with the work. This year the Civic League will not supply teams as it has done in the past and will not look after the work as before. The City is to take over this share of the work. The city teams are to be used and the city street force will look after the gathering of the rubbish. The plan as announced ... is for the wagons to make the rounds of all the alleys in the city and collect the rubbish that has been dumped there. Every alley will be visited and several days will be required to do this. Citizens are urged to collect their rubbish and pile it up in the alley so that the work of gathering it up can be done as rapidly as possible."
  • "Little Helen Beulah Pinney will continue to make her home with her uncle, Theo. Sulzen at Lecompton. Judge C. E. Lindley this afternoon denied the writ of habeas corpus asked for by the father and thereby permits the uncle to keep the child who has been with him for a number of years. The case was argued in Probate Court last week and attracted considerable interest because of the question involved."
  • "Notice to Autoists: Helen Sterling, the little daughter of Prof. and Mrs. C. M. Sterling of 920 Indiana street, is seriously sick with spinal meningitis and the noise of passing automobiles annoys her. It will be greatly appreciated by her parents if those going up and down the 900 block will endeavor to make as little noise as possible."
  • "Many grasshoppers made their appearance in Central Missouri and farmers express the fear that great damage will be done the growing crops. This is said to be the earliest date grasshoppers ever have been known in such large number in Missouri."

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bearded_gnome 2 years, 4 months ago

• "There are 4,672 citizens of Lawrence who are ready and qualified to vote on the Adoption of the Commission Form of Government for this city at the special election which will be held on April 28. A summing up of the registration figures shows an increase of 94 registrations over the totals for the municipal election on April first -- 94 persons registered for the purpose of voting on the Commission Form. The poll books closed last night at ten o'clock at the City Clerk's office. At the special election on April 28 the question of Commission government will be the only issue and the indications are that there will be a heavy vote cast at this time. It is expected that almost the entire registered vote will be out at this time."

---and now seems we need a ward system to properly represent ourselves.


I wish I could get those derned autoists to keep it down outside my home too!

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