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100 years ago: Lawrence military troops pass annual inspection

March 20, 2014

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for March 20, 1914:

  • "Lawrence's military family was subjected to the annual inspection yesterday. The entire number came through in good shape and with a few words of praise. The four organizations looked over yesterday were Company H of Lawrence, the First Regimental Band, Company M of the University and the First Regimental Headquarters. The inspection of these organizations was made by Lieut-Col. Waldo F. Ayer of the regular army and General C. L. Martin of the Kansas National Guard. Colonel Ayer had no comment to make on the inspection, as is characteristic of regular army officers and regular army discipline, but General Martin seemed very well pleased with the showing of the Lawrence contingent of his army."
  • "An addition to the Botany courses at the University in the form of lectures on landscape gardening will be offered this semester according to a decision made by the Board of Administration this morning. The board ratified W. C. Stevens' report recommending that Herbert S. Hare, of the firm of Hare and Hare of Kansas City, Mo., be secured to give a series of ten lectures on the subject of landscape gardening. Mr. Hare is a Harvard man and an expert in his line. The date for the first Lecture has not yet been set, but Professor Stevens said this morning that it would be soon."
  • "Gifts of $4,000 each are made to the First Baptist church and the Lawrence Free Public Library in the will of the late Gurdon Grovenor which was probated here today. In this will several small gifts are made to relatives but the greater part of the estate is left to the widow. During Mr. Grovenor's life he made several gifts to Ottawa University at Ottawa. While this institution is not mentioned in his will it is understood that some remembrance of the school will be made by the widow as it is known that Mr. Grovenor was very friendly toward the school and it is thought that he intended that his widow continue to remember the school as he had done."
  • "According to Charles F. Street of New York, President of the Lawrence Water Company, who was in Lawrence today, the company will continue to serve water to the citizens of Lawrence and will wait for the city to make the next move intended to clear up the situation here. Mr. Street insisted that his company had no plans for any action to be taken here other than to continue the business and to make the best of present conditions. He stated that the company was still ready to talk sale to the city but that it had no proposition to make at this time."

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