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100 years ago: State legislators accept invitation to visit KU campus

January 25, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 25, 1913:

  • "The state senate in session in Topeka this morning accepted the invitation of the University of Kansas to visit the school during the present session. An invitation has been extended by Chancellor Strong and this morning the senate formally accepted the invitation to come to Lawrence and see the University in operation. Two years ago this same plan was adopted and for one day the University of Kansas was host to the legislators of the state. A large number of them, practically the entire body, made the trip to Lawrence on that day and visited on the hill. The students held a monster mass meeting and greeted the visitors with a band and the old 'Rock Chalk' that some of them had heard before and that some heard then for the first time.... It is expected that the House will also accept the invitation and join the senators in the trip of inspection to the University."
  • "The authorities of the Y.M.C.A. have arranged to hold a mass meeting of the smaller boys tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock in the association building. This meeting is in connection with the 'Boys Welfare League' and an effort will be made by the boys who have signed the anti-cigarette pledge to get a hundred more signers. All the boys who signed this pledge promised to refrain from the use of cigarettes as long as their names are on the list."
  • "The preliminary hearing of Hobart Turkey will be held in Judge Wilson's court tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock. Turkey is charged with assaulting and seriously injuring a fellow student at Haskell Institute by the name of Wauls. The quarrel started over a small gambling game and the charge of gambling has also been preferred against Turkey."
  • "Last night the Keltz club held a dancing party at Eckes hall. After the dance the entire crowd of seventy people went down to the K.U. Cafe and an excellent lunch was served. Mr. Ewers, the proprietor of the cafe, proved that he has excellent facilities for the handling of such a crowd. The K.U. Cafe is situated at 1005 Mass. and is one of the most popular in town. The service is very pleasant and Mr. Ewers is certainly prepared to take care of large crowds as last night proved."

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