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Archive for Monday, November 18, 2013

100 years ago: Sultry temps not unusual for November, KU weatherman says

November 18, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Nov. 18, 1913:

  • "No, there's no excuse for 'peeling' your coat or dragging out your last year's Panama, at least not yet. Anyway, that's what Prof. F. E. Kester, in charge of the University weather station, intimated at noon today. 'Today's temperature is by no means unusual for November,' he said. 'While I expect the maximum to be about 74 degrees, that will be still eight or nine degrees under the record for the month set in previous years and not any higher than we have had right along. In fact the lowest maximum temperature for any November is 71 and as a general thing the thermometer touches 73 or 74 each year in November. At times it has reached the 81 mark.'... Many people thought the temperature unusual today, but Prof. Kester's records show that it was not. The sultry feeling of the air caused by the great humidity may have had something to do with causing people to think it unusually warm for a November day, according to the weather man."
  • "Cheating at the University of Kansas and a cure for any such evil that may exist at the University is being considered by the Young Men's Christian Association of the school. The subject came before the Association yesterday afternoon at the regular Sunday session.... Just at present the honor system is being discussed considerably on the hill and its adoption suggested for the school. Other schools have tried it with success and it is held by those advancing it here that the system will prove equally successful at Kansas University."
  • "Eudora, Kansas, does not care to lose her place on the Golden Belt Highway. To avoid this the Eudora boosters are exceedingly busy this week on plans that when carried out probably will insure the road to the town. The Eudorans, aided by the people from DeSoto, have gone about their task by organizing to improve the highways.... Johnson county officials have designated the road popularly known as the 'Kansas City Road' as an official county highway. The county has appropriated a sum of $100 to aid in the improving of this road. Eudora citizens have subscribed another $100, the money to be used in cutting down the hill east of Eudora which has made motoring rather unpleasant at this place. It is the plan to spend considerable money on this road and to provide an excellent roadway through to Kansas City."
  • "Ed. Deck, confessed vender of intoxicating liquor at the C. P. A. picnic held in Eudora last August, was released from the county jail Saturday, after he had finished serving a 60 day sentence. His fine, with the exception of the costs, was suspended."

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