Archive for Wednesday, August 7, 2013

100 years ago: Fish and Game Warden draws the line at veal

August 7, 2013


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for August 7, 1913:

  • "L. L. Dyche, state fish and game warden, says he has eaten almost every kind of meat there is, but draws the line at veal. Carp, eels, snakes, crows, whale blubber, skunk meat, almost everything in the meat line edible, but not veal, Prof. Dyche declares. 'I can't stand veal,' he admitted recently to a visitor at the statehouse. 'Veal is a raw, green, undeveloped meat, not fit for human consumption. Why, no one thinks of eating a chicken three or four weeks old, nor pigs of that age. And the meat of a young calf that has not developed is no better, nor as good; for cattle matures more slowly than do hogs or chickens.... Veal is not fit to eat, and the quicker that fact is realized the better.'"
  • "Thursday, August 7, was the hottest day of the year 1913. And today was that Thursday, August 7. The University thermometer at 2 o'clock this afternoon had reached a point 105 degrees above the zero mark which is just a half-degree ahead of the former high figure. Thus August has twice broken the heat record for the year and the month has advanced only one week thus far.... Added to the blistering heat of the sun came a hot wind today which drove the heat in and caused a general withering and shriveling of vegetation while humans sweltered, roasted as it were. The wind kept up all day and added very materially to the discomforture of humanity. Rain clouds continued to remain in hiding and there was no indication of a cessation in the terrific heat.... Added to the suffering from the heat is the new danger of a water shortage. Appeals to water consumers asking a conservation of the supply have been issued and the water company states that its wells are unable to keep up the supply demanded and that the company has been obliged to go to the river."
  • "From almost all sections of the county come reports of wells going dry and of suffering among the cattle as a result. Many farmers are being forced to haul water many miles to water their stock.... The water problem is thus getting to be very serious in the country as well as in the city. Cattle raisers with large herds and out of water are threatened with heavy losses."
  • "The tailors over the city all have a wise look on their faces today, and it doesn't take much to draw out their facial expression into a broad grin, especially when asked if they enjoyed their outing yesterday. Of course the wise look is accounted for from the fact that there were a great many amusing incidents during the afternoon that would be of interest to the tailors alone, hence why publish them? About twenty-five of the tailors closed up their places of business yesterday and left early in the morning for parts unknown, which was afterwards discovered to be Holcolm's Grove, near the Wakarusa. Events had all been planned out for the day and as soon as the party arrived and had dispensed with certain 'sundry duties,' which included the lining up of the different members for the races, horse show pitching contest and the base ball game, they started in to have the time of their 'young lives.' Prizes were offered for the different events by the Kansas City woolen houses.... The party returned about 6 o'clock and adjourned their meeting to the 6th of August, 1914, at which time more detailed information will be given."
  • "There was an earthquake somewhere yesterday. The K.U. Seismograph, the earthquake detective on the hill, records a disturbance of the earth, somewhere, but that somewhere is not known. According to the instrument the quake began about 4:50 and continued for a period of fifty minutes, before quiet was restored and the little needle proceeded on its regular course. Owing to the absence of Prof. R. K. Young of the University who is in charge of the instrument it has been impossible to determine the location of the quake which caused the disturbance here."
  • "Hope of landing the big Santa Fe picnic for Woodland Park has been abandoned. The Santa Fe people are now considering going to St. Joseph and quite probably that place will be the final choice of the railroad people."
  • "The S. K. Hook farm south of Lawrence has been sold by Mr. Hook to Forest P. King of Kansas City, Mo. The consideration was $16,000."


Wally 4 years, 8 months ago

From Wikipedia - August 6, 1913: “The Peruvian towns of Caraveli and Quicacha were destroyed by an earthquake that struck the Arequipa Province”. Amazing how much the information highway has changed in 100 years, isn't it?

FlintlockRifle 4 years, 8 months ago

Wow, eat a skunk or snake , but no veal, I will pass on all of them also, thanks

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