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Archive for Tuesday, May 21, 2013

100 years ago: Fraternity recovers stolen property

May 21, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 21, 1913:

  • "Without the assistance of any of W. J. Burns' men the silverware, table linen, etc., valued at $300 which was taken from the Phi Kappa Psi house last Saturday night has come to light. When the Sigma Kappas stepped out on their porch this morning they found the missing silver arranged in regular order and deposited on their veranda. The lost articles are again in the hands of the owners, but still the problem of the theft remains.... The boys believe that they have been made the 'goats' of a practical joke."
  • "The county attorney has about 26 names of young men who have been having illicit relations with a seventeen year old girl. It is understood that a number of the boys have left town. The county attorney should do his duty in this case and it is plain. There should be prosecutions.... If these boys were all arrested and punished, it would help to protect young girls who are not bright enough to take care of themselves. The girl in this case has never been bright and a boy who would take advantage of such a girl ought to have the limit of the law."
  • "At the meeting of the Automobile Association last night it was decided that the association here was in favor of the county building the roads and then the United States coming in on its per cent of the expense on the roads that go east and west and connecting the capitals of each state as well as the principal cities.... It was also decided to furnish cars for the purpose of taking the Old Soldiers out to the cemetery on Decoration Day. The cars will meet down town and every old soldier wishing to go out that way will be accommodated."
  • "The little folks who are to take part in the Second Annual Play Festival in Lawrence are working hard this week doing their final practicing and preparing for the events of next Saturday afternoon. And in addition to this the children are looking after the sale of the tickets for this occasion. The tags were distributed at the school buildings today and the children proceeded to go forth and tag everyone within reach."

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