Archive for Thursday, October 23, 2003

Days Gone By

October 23, 2003

7 years ago
October 1996
There were four foreign exchange students attending Eudora High School -- Yuri Barabantsev from Moscow, Russia; Guilherme Ruano Campana from Porto Alegre, Brazil; Alajandro Riera from Madrid, Spain; and Ben Lemoine from Parthenay, France.
¢ Eric Bloom, Abram Chrislip, Matthew Conner, Angela Cribbs, Patrick Everley, Sarah Martin, Molly Mersmann and Sarah Schonberg were honored as Kansas Honor Scholars by the Kansas University Alumni Association and the KU Endowment Association.
¢ Eudora 4-H'ers Brendan Jackson and Tyler Jackson won livestock awards for their Suffolk market lamb and Suffolk breeding ewes at the 64th annual Kansas Junior Livestock Show in Wichita.

67 years ago
October 1936
The Eastern Regional Conference of the St. Paul Evangelical church was in session. The Rev. H. Heifschneider, pastor to the St. Paul church of the city, was in charge of the convention and pastor host.
¢ Carl Abel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Abel, suffered a painful injury when he had the misfortune to fall on a three-pointed rock, striking the top of his head and causing a scalp wound. The little fellow was taken to the doctor, and it required eight stitches to close the wound. He was also given the tetanus anti-toxin.
¢ The perfect spellers for the first month of the Clearfield school were Iogene Selzer, Dolores Deckwa, Eunice and Aileen Johnson, Edith Jo Rohe, Frances, Otto, Dale and Marcena Vitt, Leroy and Mildred Parsons and Nadine Chanay.
¢ It was unlawful to trap muskrats in Kansas because of the scarcity of the small fur-bearing animals, which had been the chief source of fur for local trappers. The numbers were lower because of the streams drying up during the summer. A ban had also been put on badgers.

74 years ago
October 1929
While Earl White was returning from his milk route, milk strikers stopped him in Johnson County. Two days later, Sheriff R. Rutherford and Deputy Sheriff Huston Turner, armed with a county sub-machine gun and a riot gun, escorted White to the Eudora milk station.
Strikers were asking area milk producers to take their milk off the market. They asked producers to sell the cream and use the skim milk for feeding hogs, calves and chickens. They were asserting that some of the producers were getting four cents a gallon for skim milk. The current price for four-percent milk was 65 cents, and the strikers were asking 75 cents a pound.
¢ Eudora merchants and other high school supporters presented the football team with new sideline coats.
¢ Corn flakes at Pilla's were 10 cents. Peanut butter was 17 cents a pound.

94 years ago
October 1909
Wilson Pringle, a Lawrence policeman, died five days after he was shot by Earl Bullock, who robbed the State Bank in Eudora,.
¢ Berthold Durr, while in Kansas City attending the cattle show, was robbed of his pocketbook containing $4 in currency and $3 worth of C. Pilla trade checks.
¢ Dr. W.H. Robinson was a delegate from the Eudora I.O.O.F. lodge at the grand lodge meeting in Wichita.

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