100 years ago: Female KU students face housing shortage

From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for April 13, 1916:

  • “A serious shortage of rooms for girls attending K. U. is threatened, according to Mrs. Eustace Brown, adviser of women, because Lawrence landladies prefer to have boys as tenants. ‘The unfair thing about the attitude of so many of the women,’ said Mrs. Brown, ‘is that they object to girls because they do not keep the rules such as the 11 o’clock date rule, and prefer to take boys who are governed by no such regulations and can keep their own hours.’ But the shortage of satisfactory rooms is threatening just the same. At the start of the present school year, six landladies who previously rented their rooms to girls, decided to take boys. Only this week a request for a good vacant room for a girl, uncovered the information that only two which would meet the specified requirements were available.”
  • “Members of the University journalism fraternity Sigma Delta Chi will essay a new role Saturday evening when they present for the interest of University students and the general public the Chicago Tribune film, ‘Racing the Deadline.’ It is a newspaper story showing the rapid working necessary in handling a big exclusive news article. The film will start at 7:15 o’clock to give students a chance to attend the ‘pop’ dance in Robinson gym later in the evening. From start to finish it will be a newspaper event. Earl Parris, a Journal-World employe, will run the picture machine.”
  • “A discussion of the stricter enforcement of the ordinance against the sale of cigarettes arose when a letter from Baldwin was spoken of in which the writer declared that conditions in his town were ideal, but the boys were coming to Lawrence where they were able to buy cigarettes in wholesale quantities. The writer suggested that unless these conditions were changed the Baldwin school would feel called upon to keep its basketball team from attending the tournament next year.”
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