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100 years ago: Salvation Army to give picnic for mothers and children

June 19, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 19, 1913:

  • "The Salvation Army of Lawrence is planning its annual outing for the mothers and children of Lawrence. July 8 has been selected as the date and the affair is to be a picnic at Brown's Grove, southwest of Lawrence. The army is planning to make this a big day of the summer for the poorer families of the city. It is planned to cause the mothers and the little children to forget the cares and worries of the world on this day, to get them out of the city and into the fresh air of the country for a day at least. The big grove is always cool and pleasant and there will be plenty of attractions and amusement for the picnickers. The Lawrence Auto Club has been asked to provide transportation to the grove in the morning and back to town in the evening."
  • "Ninety-eight Haskell boys and girls received diplomas from the United States Government this afternoon. They have completed various courses offered at the school and are ready for advanced work or to take up positions in the world."
  • "There will be no public band concerts in the city parks this summer. At least that is the present indication. The city council at its last meeting voted an appropriation of $100 to aid the musicians, but added the provision that the band must play a concert a week until October 1. The organization seems opposed to entering into any such agreement with the city, and it is understood that the offer of the city will be rejected. Harry Dick, business manager for the band, stated this morning that the band did not care to make any such agreement and that it considered the $100 too small a sum to need a guarantee from the band. The band would appreciate the appropriation of $100 very much if given without the provision and would play as many concerts during the summer as possible."
  • "Mr E. J. Fischer of Wamego, Kansas was in the city today on his way from Kansas City to Wamego. Mr. Fischer is a great good roads enthusiast and has been taking a log of the Golden Belt Road from Kansas City to Wamego.... In the log all points of interest are being jotted down, all stretches of bad and good road are noted and any thing that would be beneficial to the traveler is being obtained. This log will come out in the form of a pamphlet soon and can be obtained by all travelers."

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