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100 years ago: Engineering students planning big day on KU campus

May 3, 2014


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 3, 1914:

  • "Students of the School of Engineering are planning on making Engineers' Day, next Tuesday, as big as those in the past. The day will be observed as a holiday in the school and the usual features that have been a part of it in other years will be done over in different ways. One of the big events of the day and of the most interest to outside people will be the annual parade. This always contains a number of ingenious floats and unusual and original characters. The parade leaves the Engineering building at 11 o'clock and passes through the campus, down town, and returns.... A feature of the annual dance, to be held Tuesday night, will be the barring of the castle walk and the other new dances that have been so popular at the University during the season just closing. Oscar Dingman, president of the school, has announced that with the exception of two or three, all of the dances played will be waltzes and that the castle walk will be absolutely tabooed."
  • "WITHIN NINE MILES OF LAWRENCE -- Surveyers of Interurban Will Be Here By Middle of the Week. -- 'The electric line will be pushed west of Bonner Springs the minute the work east of that town is done,' declared Robert Pigg, of Bonner Springs, in discussing the Heim line. Four surveys are now being made west of Reno. Or to be accurate the fourth survey is now within nine miles of Lawrence. The surveying party will be here by Wednesday and will work out from this city until the fourth survey is made. Nothing definite has been decided about the route, but it is hardly supposed that hte last survey will be used. That survey misses Tonganoxie by four miles and Linwood by an equal distance. It is understood that if it goes by this route the people of Tonganoxie will build a spur out to it. But the most feasible route will be to go to Linwood, then build out through the Colonel Harris farm. All the routes go through Reno. A part of the material for the line west of Bonner is now stored in that town.It is the plan to start the work just as soon as the line is completed to Bonner.... The Heim people say that they are not going into Lawrence on their own line, but will meet the street car company here and use their lines.... Just how the street car people can get across the river in time for the Heim line is hard to see. They cannot use the present bridge and the new one will not be ready for two years.... The line looks like a go. It is going forward and it has four surveys.... It is not thought that the farmers will be hard to deal with on any route as the line will e of great benefit to them."
  • "Colonel Horace L. Moore, one of the leading citizens of this city, died at 8:30 in the morning [on May 1] after an illness of a few days.... Colonel Moore was for nearly half a century a prominent citizen of this city. He took a leading part in many things. He had one of the best war records of any man in the state. He not only served in the civil war but he endured hardships in Indian campaigns that are beyond description. Colonel Moore was repeatedly honored by this county. He was mayor, county treasurer, member of congress and in many other ways was his worth testified to by his friends. For many years he was a member of the library board and always took a lively interest in the proceedings. Colonel Moore was one of the moving spirits in the Quantrell Memorial. He insisted always that it was not warfare, but murder and he was anxious to have the facts known. His death means that three members of the committee have passed away since its appointment less than a year ago.... The death of Colonel Moore takes away another of the stalwart men who helped to make Kansas great. He was a strong personality, a man of determined character and he did a man's work in the world. He belonged to a number of organizations and never failed to be interested in whatever was of real benefit to the town and community."


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