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100 years ago: Lake View Club members lay plans for summer

March 31, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for March 31, 1913:

  • "The directors of the Lake View club had a meeting Saturday afternoon at the club house. The meeting was a good one and full of enthusiasm.... It was decided to work on the lake and grounds this summer. The water supply will be increased and abundant vegetation in the east lake will be started. All boats will be prohibited from the east lake while the vegetation is getting started.... Prof. L. L. Dyche who attended the meeting has agreed to put a car load of game fish in the lake after seining it thoroughly and determining what kinds are needed most."
  • "E. U. Bond is a candidate for mayor and it is an opportunity for the city to get such a man in this position. He has served three terms on the city council and he has made good. He has been public spirited and fair. He has worked for Lawrence at every turn. He is a man of independent income so that he can devote his time to the city. Mr. Bond will take pride in the office. He will take pride in advancing every good thing for Lawrence. This paper does not believe there is the slightest danger of his defeat but the opportunity to such a man ought to be taken advantage of emphatically.... A vote for Bond tomorrow is a vote for a better Lawrence."
  • "J. Pierpont Morgan died in Rome at 12:05 Rome time (6 a.m. New York time). Morgan's body will be embalmed and sent to the United States.... The stock market bore up well under the news of Morgan's death. Opening prices showed declines that in almost no case exceeded a point. Trading showed no evidence of nervousness.... Morgan started his business career half a century ago on the board of directors of a large maritime insurance company. For a year young Morgan attended the directors' meetings, but never opened his mouth except to vote. The President of the Company told the elder Morgan for this that nothing could be done with his son. John Pierpont, however, all the time was laying his plans for his first railroad consolidation.... The President of the Insurance Company had mistaken taciturnity for indolence.... Morgan's control over men and money was the keynote of his life. Others, perhaps, were wealthier, but he commanded his wealth and that of others. At the height of his power he is said to have controlled nine billion dollars."

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