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100 years ago: KU students may leave classroom when whistle blows, dean says

November 25, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Nov. 25, 1913:

  • "CLASSES CEASE WITH WHISTLE -- Dean Templin to the Aid of Oppressed Students. -- Dean Olin Templin, of the College of the University, answered the complaints of students, who are held in classes after the whistle blows, today by saying that students have a perfect right to leave classes when time is up. Several of the professors have a habit of starting a long discussion just at the close of the recitation hour and continuing it for five or ten minutes after the signal is given for dismission. This custom has worked a hardship on many students so a complaint was made to Dean Templin. As a result the order came from the dean's office this morning that students were at liberty to leave their classes when the hour of recitation was ended by the whistle signal."
  • "Ernest Cooper, who pleaded guilty to larceny from the person of Frank Parker, was sentenced to not more than seven years in the state prison.... Before sentencing Cooper, Judge Smart asked him the customary question, 'Before I pronounce sentence have you anything to say why you should not be sentenced?' 'Well,' replied Cooper, 'I gave this man Parker seventy-five cents for some whiskey and when he didn't give me any or my money back, I just took the whiskey that I had paid for.' 'That isn't the way we do business in Kansas,' replied the judge. 'I sentence you to not more than seven years in the state penitentiary at Lansing.'"
  • "What may be taken as an offer of $150,000 was made the Lawrence Water Company by the City of Lawrence this morning, for the property by the company here. The water company officials present at the conference were inclined not to consider such an offer, and President Charles F. Street made what may be taken as a counter offer of $208,000. This is the present status of the water controversy at present.... It was a step toward an ultimate solution, but the wide difference in the two figures indicates that it will still be a long tedious job before the question is finally disposed of."
  • "David Babb sold his implement business in the 1000 block on Massachusetts street to Henry Schaake yesterday. Mr. Schaake will move the stock to his implement house in the 900 block on Massachusetts street. Mr. Babb stated today that he did not know what the auditorium where the stock is at present, would be used for. He denied a rumor that he would move his garage into the building. Mr. Schaake will take charge of the business next week."

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