Old Home Town

100 years ago: Board still deadlocked on architect for new school buildings
September 5, 2014
“The Journal-World is in possession of facts that will startle this community when they are published and probably will use some of them soon.”
40 years ago: KU musical possible cause of faculty dissent on campus
September 5, 2014
No fine arts faculty members were participating in the production.
25 years ago: City officials researching trolley idea
September 5, 2014
A diesel-powered trolley like the one visiting Lawrence would not come cheap.
100 years ago: KU, Emporia first to have female speakers on opening day
September 4, 2014
“I see no reason why the women should not be accorded this recognition.”
40 years ago: Wells Overlook hit by vandals
September 4, 2014
Commissioners expressed doubts about the effectiveness of a gate, saying it could be torn down or the lock broken.
25 years ago: School breakfast program to get trial run
September 4, 2014
A parent group had reported that some children in the schools seemed hungry and listless.
100 years ago: Police will attach copy of new traffic law to offenders’ cars
September 3, 2014
“Ignorance of the law cannot be an excuse for violation.”
40 years ago: Heavy rains, record low temps bring Lawrence summer to a close
September 3, 2014
Lawrence experienced a record-breaking low of 46 degrees this morning, four degrees below the previous record.
25 years ago: KU students signing anti-drug pledge to get Pell grants
September 3, 2014
No great protest had arisen about the new rule.
100 years ago: Potter Lake scene of enjoyable recreation at summer’s end
September 2, 2014
“The girls of the town have also taken a great deal of interest in the lake since it has been open in the evenings for them.”
100 years ago: Fire station door to be re-cut to fit new chief’s car
September 1, 2014
“The entrance to the department will scarcely admit the new fire car and the driver must exercise great care in going through.”
100 years ago: Son of Lawrence mayor visits, tells of experiences in Europe
August 31, 2014
“Dr. Francisco bears up the statement of the sudden approach of war. No one would have predicted such a war….”
100 years ago: YWCA sets up ‘Big Sister’ program for new female KU students
August 30, 2014
“The big sister will meet the new girl at the train, and will find a suitable room for her if she has not obtained one.”
100 years ago: Tennis court opens in Central Park
August 29, 2014
“The court is exceptionally complete and compact.”
100 years ago: Historic Woodward Drug Store changes hands
August 28, 2014
“The new company will be known as the Round Corner Drug Co.”