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100 years ago: Frightened mule team runs away with wagon

March 15, 2014

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for March 15, 1914:

  • "A mule team driven by Fred Tobler, who lives about six miles southwest of town, became frightened at a street car and ran down Seventh street today about noon. Tobler was driving east on Seventh when he had to turn to pass an oil wagon that was standing on the south side of the street by the Peerless garage. Just as he was turning back to the side of the street a car is said to have hit one of the mules. This frightened them and they started to run. Tobler jumped from the wagon and avoided injury. The mules ran as far as Connecticut street where they hit a telephone pole. The wagon was overturned and badly broken. One of the mules sustained a badly bruised leg which the veterinary said might prove a permanent injury."
  • "The first United Training Conference for Men and Boys of Lawrence will open next Monday evening at the city Y. M. C. A. The gathering will continue through three days. During these three days problems of men and boys will be taken up and discussed by local men and by two experts who will come here for this occasion. There will be special meetings for men and a special gathering for the boys. Also a women's meeting on Wednesday. This promises to be a splendid religious gathering for Lawrence."
  • "Lawrence placed for the semi-finals yesterday in the State Basketball Tournament at Newton by defeating Hill City by a scare of 51 to 32. The boys did not have much trouble with the Hill City bunch. They took the lead early in the game and made a steady increase in the score. The same kind of ball won for Lawrence that they have been playing all season. The heat was the one factor that made the playing a burden. This afternoon the boys will meet Wichita in the semi-finals. This promises to be one of the best games of the tournament for Wichita has been playing winning ball all season."
  • "With confetti in their ears and the memory of a good dinner and clever toasts a happy bunch of K. U. Engineers are telling their friends today what a success their fourteenth annual banquet which was held last night in Robinson gymnasium was. Just before the close of the affair the students of mining engineering set off large bombs, which were filled with confetti, and the banquet room looked like the scene of a carnival. Chancellor Frank Strong, in his talk, praised the engineers for their loyalty to the University. He characterized the engineer as an accurate, precise, and careful man. The other speakers were loud in their praise for the engineering profession and proferred some sound advice for the young men who are fitting themselves for the various phases of engineering work."

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