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100 years ago: ‘School of Commerce’ to be started at KU

January 31, 2014

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 31, 1914:

  • "A four-year course in a School of Commerce probably will be offered soon by the University of Kansas. Edw. T. Hackney, president of the board, is fostering the plan for this new line of work in the University.... It is the purpose of this school to give its graduates a thorough understanding of the business methods of the world, to equip them for entering upon business careers, or for governmental or commission positions. The idea of such a school has been advanced for some time and the result of the establishment of one here will be watched with interest."
  • "Will the pool hall ordinance come up for a vote on Monday night? Will the new ordinance be offered and voted on instead of the original measure? Can a majority of the council be found in favor of the ordinance abolishing the pool halls? These are among the questions which next Monday night's session of the city council is expected to answer. In the meantime there is much speculation as to the probable outcome of the agitation which was started with the introduction of an ordinance to abolish the pool halls, billiard rooms and bowling alleys in the city of Lawrence."
  • "From behind a huge pile of letters, most of them from persons expecting to enter the University at the beginning of the second semester, Registrar Geo. O. Foster today said he expected the total enrollment for the year to reach the 2750 mark with the beginning of the new term. 'Our office has been flooded with letters from all over the state for the past two weeks and judging from these I predict there will be in the neighborhood of 200 new students to enroll in the University next semester,' he said. This afternoon the annual mid-year examinations begin. Classes meeting at 2:30 were examined this afternoon. The quizzes will continue until next Friday at noon, and the enrollment for the second term will be the Monday following."
  • "A campaign for the appointment of a woman probation officer in the juvenile court was inaugurated yesterday afternoon when the Women's Union of the First Christian church passed a resolution asking for such an appointment.... 'The movement was started because we feel that such an officer is greatly needed to help and advise girls who come into the police court. Many of them are homeless and there is at present no woman to help them in any way. The children who come before the juvenile court would also be intrusted to her care if the idea of the resolution is carried out,' said Mrs. W. T. Carpenter, a member of the Women's Union, today."

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