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Archive for Monday, March 11, 2013

100 years ago: Offical Boy Scout troop started in Lawrence

March 11, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for March 11, 1913:

  • "At a meeting yesterday afternoon at the Y.M.C.A. a Boys' Scout Council was organized, the first in Lawrence. Boy scout work is to be given much more attention this summer in Lawrence than has been the case heretofore and it is the plan of the council to have a perfected organization of Boys in operation in Lawrence in the near future.... The movement has been growing steadily since its beginning and evidently it has come to stay. Boys are trained in the principles of first-aid and various things that boys should know."
  • "The department of geology, under the direction of Professor Todd, has just acquired a valuable and interesting collection of minerals from California. The collection came as a result of an exchange of Kansas minerals for those of California with a dealer in Palo Alto, the seat of Stanford University. The collection is composed of the leading minerals of California."
  • "The girls of the Lawrence High School Senior class have crowded the boys out entirely when it come to class honors. Five of the girls have come through the four years of High School with a clean record while not a single boy has been able to appear with a perfect score.... Plans for the annual graduation exercises are now being made by the Seniors and the faculty. The date has been set for May 30 and in the Bowersock Theater. The class this year promises to be one of the largest in the history of the school and it is said that it will number at least 80."
  • "The Special Committee of the House named to investigate the office and conduct of Dr. S. J. Crumbine, Secretary of the State Board of Health in Kansas, has prepared a report completely exonerating the health official. This report is to be made to the House late this afternoon. The committee finds that none of the charges made against Dr. Crumbine were proved and the Doctor is to be given a clean bill of health. There is but one dissenting vote, that of Taylor Riddle, the representative from Marion who introduced the resolution for the investigation."

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