Archive for Sunday, June 9, 2013

100 years ago: Heat wave gives way to unseasonably cold weather

June 9, 2013


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 9, 1913:

  • "Since Saturday the weather has been cold. The coldest weather known in this part of the country this late in the year has been on tap over Sunday. In many houses there were furnaces lighted and in many others the people shivered all day. The cold weather succeeded a period of rain and hot weather. Harvest has been delayed for some days."
  • "The cold weather caused a postponement of the K.U. regatta which was to have been this afternoon on the Kaw. Those in charge believed that it was too cold for the contestants and this morning called the event off. The regatta probably will not be held at all this year as the remainder of the commencement week is filled with other events."
  • "The regular Sunday night band concert at Woodland Park was called off last night owing to the sudden drop in temperature. The park management decided that it was too cool a night for outdoor music."
  • "Perhaps the most popular spot in town today is the information booth on the corner of Massachusetts and Henry street. Here all sorts of questions are being answered for the accommodation of commencement visitors. A telephone has been installed for the benefit of the visitors. Questions regarding the addresses of students and regarding street cars, the commencement program, and the university in general are being asked in large numbers."
  • "The first post office to be filled under the new civil service order is to be that at Vinland, Kansas. An examination of applicants for this position will be held on June 28 at Baldwin City as a result of which it is expected to make certification to fill a contemplated vacancy in the position at Vinland. The compensation of the postmaster at this office was $253 for the last fiscal year."


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