Old Home Town

100 years ago: J-W editor Brady to leave Lawrence; W. C. Simons to assume entire charge of paper
December 22, 2014
“Twenty-three years ago the 14th of December, W. C. Simons came to Lawrence to take on the business management of the Record and a few months later together with Mr. Brady started the World.”
40 years ago: Car slips off conveyor belt at car wash
December 22, 2014
A crowd of onlookers watched as a truck from Hillcrest Wrecker came to the rescue.
100 years ago: County to repair popular Lawrence-Eudora road
December 21, 2014
“The entire route is covered with sharp sand, the result of the 1903 flood, that in the dry weather is three feet deep….”
40 years ago: Lawrence schools, businesses winding down for holidays
December 21, 2014
Of the ten gas stations surveyed, two were planning to be open on Christmas Day.
100 years ago: Social Service League requests clothing for Lawrence poor
December 20, 2014
“They have demand for more clothes than they have and anything that can be given will be gladly appreciated.”
40 years ago: Barring accidents, winter wheat harvest looks good
December 20, 2014
If all went well, next summer’s harvest might be a record.
100 years ago: Forecast for Kansas: ‘Snow and more snow’
December 19, 2014
“The trees and wires were well decorated with a white coat making a very beautiful sight mingled with the lights of the town.”
40 years ago: Clinton Parkway on the road to funding
December 19, 2014
The highway bill authorized 70 percent federal money instead of the 50 percent expected.
25 years ago: City continues discussion on proposed noise ordinance
December 19, 2014
KU student leaders and neighborhood groups were still at odds over whether there was a need for such an ordinance.
100 years ago: A ‘loud Hurrah’ for the holidays: Schoolchildren look forward to break
December 18, 2014
“The ice on the lake and river is strong and the coasting is good and these are the thing that appeal to the boys and girls….”
40 years ago: City commissioners stay with current candidate restrictions
December 18, 2014
The recommendation only received two votes; four were required for a charter ordinance.
100 years ago: Mayor to ban cigarette-smoking on police force
December 17, 2014
“‘There can be no objection to the officers smoking,’ said the Mayor, ‘but I think it is better that they don’t smoke while on duty.’”
40 years ago: KU appoints new Dean of Women
December 17, 2014
Kala Stroup was to replace Emily Taylor, dean since the early 1950s, who had taken a position in Washington, D.C.
25 years ago: Hundreds of children gather for Bromelsick party
December 17, 2014
The annual party, held this year in Hoch Auditorium, had been provided for in the will of Alfred Bromelsick.
100 years ago: City seeks to control use of gasoline, kerosene in cleaning businesses
December 16, 2014
“In many places gasoline is used in such a manner that it endangers the lives of many people….”