KanColl: The Kansas  Historical Quarterlies

Kansas History as Published in the Press

August, 1945(Vol. 13 No. 7), pages 476 to 477.
Transcribed by lhn;
digitized with permission of the Kansas State Historical Society.

     "Kansas County Homes After the Social SecurityAct," was the title of a twenty-four-page article by Violet M. Fischer in TheSocial Service Review, of Chicago, December, 1943.

     The story of the Dewey-Berry cattle feud, whichresulted "in the hottest murder trial in Kansas' history," was reviewed in athree-column article, "Chauncey Dewey Comes Back Into Headlines," in theManhattan Mercury-Chronicle, July 16, 1944.

     The history of the Hermansberg ImmanuelEvangelical Lutheran Church, in northwest Marshall county, was sketched in theMarysville Advocate-Democrat and the Marshall County News, August10, 1944. The church was organized on August 8, 1869, and observed its diamondanniversary in 1944.

     A history of the Emporia Public Library,organized December 14, 1869, was sketched in the Emporia Gazette, December14, 1944.

     Dr. Carl Coke Rister, head of the historydepartment of the University of Oklahoma, reviewed the opening of lands in theIndian territory in "Free Land Hunters of the Southern Plains," in TheChronicles of Oklahoma, of Oklahoma City, in the Winter, 19441945, number and"'Oklahoma,' the Land of Promise," in the Spring, 1945, issue. The first articlegave the background leading to the Boomer movement of 1879-1889, and the secondfeatured David L. Payne and other leaders active in that decade of Boomeragitation.

     Mrs. T. B. Matlock is author of a feature,"Narratives Incident To Life As It Was And People As They Were on Our Frontier,"which has been appearing at irregular intervals in the MarionRecord-Review. Individuals and subjects featured in recent months include:"The Billings Home," August 10, 1944; "John Madden," September 14; "J. H.McAllister, the Village Blacksmith," October 12; "Early Elections on OurFrontier," November 9; "Reuben Riggs, Iowa Frontiersman," December 7; Marioncounty firsts, January 18, 1945; "Indian Scare," March 1, 8; "Crane's Ranch,"April 5; "Charles W. Thompson," April 26, May 3; "The Cobles," May 24, andramblings, July 12. Other articles of historical interest September 14-the oldsettlers' issue-were: "An Institution [Salem home] Dating Back to the Early 90'sDisappears This Year" and "Marion Co. Dreamed of Prosperity in ChingawassaSprings, Quarry Siding and Rainbow Lake," by Lucy Burkholder. Short paragraphsrelating to various phases of the history of Manhattan and vicinity are beingfurnished the Manhattan Mercury-Chronicle by Walter McKeen, president of theRiley County Historical Society. Publication of the paragraphs, which are beingused as occasional fillers, began in November, 1944. Feature articles of generalinterest in recent numbers of the Transactions of the Kansas Academy ofScience, of Lawrence, include: "Review of the Fossil Vertebrates of Kansas,"by H. H. Lane, December, 1944, and "The Development of Kansas WildlifeConservation Policies," by Edwin O. Stene, March, 1945. The first statelegislature of Kansas passed an act in May, 1861, establishing closed seaesonsfor wild game



     A series of sketches by George H. Weld entitled"The History of Little River" appeared in the Little River Monitor fromJanuary 31 to May 23, 1945. Interesting Arkansas City history is reviewed inWalter Hutchison's "Folks Hereabouts" column appearing occasionally in theArkansas City Daily Traveler. The founding dates of several of the city'schurches, which now number more than twenty, were mentioned in the articleprinted February 8, 1945.

An article by the late Howard C. Rash describing Salina in 1870 was republishedin the Salina Journal, March 14, 1945.

     A description of early-day Meade county, asgleaned from the February 19, 1886, issue of the Meade County Globe waswritten by William R. Owens for the Meade Globe-News, of Meade, April 12,1945.

     The history of the Missouri, Kansas & TexasRailroad Company, founded in Kansas in 1870, was briefly sketched in the TopekaDaily Capital, May 20, 1945.

     The part Winfield citizens played in theestablishment of Stillwater, Okla., in 1889, was reviewed by Dr. Berlin B.Chapman in a four-column article in the Stillwater News-Press, June 10,1945. Dr. Chapman, who is a member of the faculty at Oklahoma A. & M. Collegeat Stillwater, is preparing a book-length history of the town. He recentlyconsulted the file of Stillwater's first newspaper, the Oklahoma Standard,and other papers preserved by the Kansas State Historical Society which are notavailable in Oklahoma.

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