Archive for Friday, May 3, 2013

100 years ago: KU women to be allowed mid-week dates for fundraiser

May 3, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 3, 1913:

  • "The lid is off! But with reference only to the mid-week date rule of the Women's Student Government Association of the University. The Powers That Be among the gentler sex have decreed that since they will run the four down-town moving picture shows, the Patee Nickel, the Grand, the Aurora, and the Oread, this evening for the benefit of the Women's Dorm Fund, that all the maidens of the University may have dates and not violate the law. The young ladies will have entire charge of the various shows and promise a special program of pictures. In addition at different times during the evening the co-eds have arranged to have vaudeville staged between the various pictures. Some of the best talent in the University has been secured to help make the shows a success and swell the Dorm funds."
  • "The first victim of Lawrence's anti-speeding ordinance appeared in police court this morning. Walter Steven, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Steven, 1629 Barker avenue, was the offender and for his failure to observe the speed regulation paid a fine amounting to $15.50.... It was charged that Steven was speeding on Tennessee street in a car belonging to W. W. Cockins. Residents of this neighborhood made complaint and Steven was arrested yesterday. He pleaded guilty in police court this morning and paid for the offense."
  • "There is joy in the local section of Fandom today. Lawrence is to have a baseball team in the Inter-City League composed of teams from Kansas City, Leavenworth, Atchison and Ottawa and this team is to be managed by Bob Demondson, ex-big leaguer and popular ball player, and at present a tiller of 200 acres of soil in this county.... The first game of the season is planned for next Sunday afternoon at Woodland Park when the local team will begin its campaign for the pennant.... The new manager is planning to use all the available local talent that he can secure, although he will be obliged to import a few men to fill in."
  • "The Tenth Annual Interscholastic Track and Field Meet is on at McCook Field this afternoon. All during the morning little groups of athletes from all corners of the state came into Lawrence prepared to go forth this afternoon and annex a trophy cup or medal. Of course they were all confident, they all saw victory ahead, although they realized that they would meet sterling competition here this afternoon. At least 300 high school athletes are entered in the events of this afternoon."

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