Old Home Town

40 years ago: Search begins to replace KU coach Fambrough
December 9, 2014
Don Fambrough had resigned “reluctantly” on the morning of Dec. 3.
25 years ago: ‘Chicken Creek bridge’ nominated for national register
December 9, 2014
The 76-year-old stone bridge was in the southwest part of Douglas County.
100 years ago: City water pressure, quantity improved by new drilling
December 8, 2014
“‘It seems that the supply will be inexhaustible.’”
40 years ago: Neighborhood still fighting city’s choice for garage site
December 8, 2014
City officials had already begun negotiating for the property at Second and Indiana.
100 years ago: Prohibition on Thanksgiving Day football repealed
December 7, 2014
“The repeal of this rule, as asked by the coaches and manager, would be the first step toward returning the annual Missouri-Kansas game to Kansas City as in old days….”
40 years ago: Driver charged with multiple violations after seven-car accident on 23rd Street
December 7, 2014
The driver told police that he had not seen the other cars because the defroster on his car was not working.
100 years ago: Local men take interest in prospecting for oil
December 6, 2014
“It is their impression that there are rich deposits of oil accessible if the attempt is made to develop the resources.”
40 years ago: Four arrested after downtown shoplifting incidents
December 6, 2014
The related had reportedly occurred at J. C. Penney Inc., 830 Mass.; Weavers, 901 Mass.; and F. W. Woolworth Co., 911 Mass.
100 years ago: Parents didn’t see note left by missing son
December 5, 2014
“The note cleared up the mystery.”
40 years ago: Fears of fire in Hoch leads to banning of Vespers candles
December 5, 2014
Recent concerns about the flammability of the stage curtains and ceiling in Hoch Auditorium had led to the decision.
25 years ago: Inspection yields report of jail overcrowding
December 5, 2014
“The jail population level is getting out of control.”
100 years ago: Uniforms urged for Sunday School basketball teams
December 4, 2014
“A number of the teams are contemplating the purchase of suits so that their teams can be distinguished from the others.”
40 years ago: Fiftieth annual ‘Christmas Vespers’ coming up this weekend
December 4, 2014
The Vespers tradition at KU had begun in the early 1920s.
25 years ago: City to discuss citizens’ task force on illegal drug use in Lawrence
December 4, 2014
“We can’t just bury our heads in the sand and pretend like we’re not subject to this problem.”
100 years ago: Lawrence couple worried over son’s absence
December 3, 2014
“Ogden Jones accompanied by Will Pendleton and other friends went to Kansas City in the Pendleton automobile in an endeavor to locate Stanley and bring him home.”