The following Kansas historical subjects havebeen featured by Victor Murdock in his column regularly appearing in the Wichita(Evening) Eagle: "Change That Has Come in Seventy-Five Years in ChisholmCreek Here," April 8, 1944; "Evidence in Wichita Seventy-Five Years Ago It WasThen on Its Way," April 10; "Importance of the Events in the First Half of theYear 1870 in Imparting Vigor To the Growth of Wichita," April 11; "Speeding Up ofWichita the Last Six Months of Its Initial Year ," April 12; "FrontierBelief Here About Mountain Snow and Spring River Rise . . . Not Been Born OutThrough the Years . . . ," May 2; "Early Military Figure [Lindsay Lunsford Lomax]Was Probably Visitor To the Site of Wichita," May 5; "Memory of T. E. Beck ofJefferson [Okla.] of the Flash Flood That Swept Down on the Home-Seeking Campersat Medicine Lodge in April, 1885," May 6; "Early Popularity Here of the Teas ofOrient--Black, Oolong and Green," May 8; "Part That Coffee Had in the PioneerLife in West's Development," May 9; "Decrease in Local Use of Some of the WordsThat Came From Spain," May 13; "Stamina of Lamp Shade as Interior Decoration Seenin Wichita's Life," May 15; "Countries Which Have Added To the Home FurnishingsHere in the Course of Seventy-Four Years Cover the Entire Globe," May 16;"Railroad Signal Codes That Youth of Wichita Mastered With Ease," May 19; "CloseStudy Given by Boys of Wichita in the Early Days To the Duties of Conductors,Brakemen, Engineers, Firemen, Baggage Masters," May 20; "Change in the Attitudeof the Public To the Offering of Ballads as Evidenced in the Experience ofWichita," May 23; "Tracing War Influence on Public Preferences in Choice ofBreads," May 24; "Experience of Wichita With the Street Piano in Its EarlyHistory," May 25; "Part the Potato Played in Helping Supply Food For PrairiePioneers," May 26; "Custom of Schoolboys in Abbreviating Names For TheirPlaymates," May 30, and "Synthesis of Quinine Brings Up Connection of Drug andEarly Days," May 31.
Featured in the "Clark County Historical SocietyNotes" in The Clark County Clipper, of Ashland, in recent months were: "ASketch on the Life of Captain Richard Grimes," June 8, 15, 22, 29, 1944; "St.Jacob's Well," by Ella Wallingford Mendenhall, July 13; "The Ancestors of NathanJ. Walden and Wife, Mary Jane Rous
Walden," compiled by Effa M. Danner, July 20, August 3; poems of southwestKansas, by Anna Ingram McCasland, and "Joseph Ellsworth Winter," July 27.
John M. Knipp's reminiscences of earlyMarysville were recorded in a two and one-half column article in the MarshallCounty News, Marysville, July 20, 1944. Mr. Knipp, now a resident of St.Louis, Mo., first saw Marysville in 1878.
Among the historical feature articles relatingto Kansas printed in the Labor day edition of the Kansas Labor Weekly ofTopeka, August 31, 1944, were "Throop Hotel a Monument To Its Builder," "SomeInteresting Typographical History From the Scrapbook," "Bookbinders UnionFifty-Two Years Old," "Woman's Suffrage Amendment Ratified 25 Years Ago," "60Years Ago Arthur Capper Came To Topeka Looking For a Job," "Many PublicationsHave Been Edited by Topeka Printers," "Kansas State Council of Carpenters,""Topeka Has Had a Carpenters Union For 58 Years," and "Selling Kansas To Kansansand To the Nation Aim of KIDC."
The Farmers' Alliance Subtreasury plan andEuropean precedents were discussed by Dr. James C. Malin in an article in TheMississippi Valley Historical Review, of September, 1944.
Transactions of the Kansas Academy ofScience, heretofore issued annually, has been changed to a quarterlypublication. Articles of general Kansas interest featured in the initial number(Vol. 47, No. 1-September, 1944) include: "The Crop Industries of Kansas," by L.E. Call; "A Checklist of Kansas Mammals, 1943," by Claude W. Hibbard, and "ASuggested Classification of Great Plains Dust Storms," by B. Ashton Keith. Thenew magazine is edited by Dr. Robert Taft and is published by the World Companyat Lawrence.
An interview with M. Slater, of Axtell, whooperates the only harness shop in Marshall county, was printed in the MarshallCounty News, of Marysville, September 7, 1944. Mr. Slater has been at thetrade for 57 years and has been in Axtell since 1905.
The story of Company A, Third Kansas infantry,was told by Dean Trickett, ex-first sergeant, in the Coffeyville Daily Journal,September 22, 1944.