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100 years ago: Editorial: Lawrence should remember its temperance heroes

February 26, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Feb. 26, 1913:

  • "Would you like to return to the days of saloons? Would you like to have as many saloons in Lawrence as there are now grocery stores on the main street? Lawrence used to have 18 saloons. Prohibition has done wonders for Kansas. It has made Kansas good as well as great. The saloon is a terrible influence in politics and it is a worse influence in business. It knows no favorites, fears nothing but righteousness. Kansas has banished the saloon for good. In felicitating ourselves over Lawrence as it is today we must not forget the splendid men and women who fought the battles of temperance. They are heroes as much as the men and women who fought those first battles for freedom in and around Lawrence.... God Bless all of the influences for good that have made Kansas such a splendid heritage."
  • "Representative Frey of Geary county today introduced a resolution providing for an investigation of Dr. S. J. Crumbine, Secretary of the State Board of Health and his department. The resolution said that the department had wasted money on supplies of no use to the people and in junketing trips and that Dr. Crumbine was drawing more salary than he is entitled to. The resolution was adopted and is now up to the senate."
  • "R. W. Grinter, a farmer, aged 92, died at his home, ten miles southeast of Kansas City. It was his boast that he never had taken a dose of medicine."

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