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Kansas Historical Quarterly - As Published - November 1945

November 1945 (Vol. 13 No. 8), page 539.
Transcribed by lhn;
digitized with permission of the Kansas Historical Society.

The death of Victor Murdock, editor of the Wichita Eagle and former congressman, July 8, 1945, brought to an end one of the most popular history features ever published by a Kansas newspaper. Mr. Murdock's interest in the early history of Wichita and the Midwest resulted in a series of sketches which regularly appeared on the front page of the Evening Eagle until crowded to the editorial page toward the end of the war. He had applied himself with such diligence that enough copy was available at his death to continue the series to August 18, When the final article was printed. The series ran for more than thirteen years. Titles of many of the articles were recorded from time to time on these pages.

Baker University and Kansas history is being sketched by Dr. Homer Kingsley Ebright in a series of articles which for the past three years have regularly appeared in The Baker Orange of Baldwin under the title, "The Historian's Column."

A series of articles entitled, "Pioneer Families of Panhandle," was a regular feature of the weekly Panhandle (Tex.) Herald during the Summer and fall of 1945. The articles, by Mrs. Joe E. Boyd, have some Kansas interest and have been called to the Society's attention by David M. Warren, publisher of the Herald.

Early Wichita history was featured in the July 19, 1945, issue of Wichita Magazine, published by the Wichita Chamber of Commerce, in observance of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the incorporation of Wichita as a town, July 21. A copy of the petition and order of incorporation, and excerpts from the city's first ordinance book were printed.

An article by Theodore W. Morse, entitled "Starting With Four Quarter Sections of Kearny County Land And a Home on Wheels, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Burnett Now Have Title to 17,600 Acres After Eighteen Years of Work," appeared in the Kansas City (Mo.) Daily Drovers Telegram, August 14, 1945.

Early Stillwater, Okla., history was reviewed by Dr. Berlin B. Chapman in a nine-column article, "Battle To Settle Stillwater Between Cattlemen, Farmers," published in the Stillwater (Okla.) News-Press, August 26, 1945.

Biographies of sixteen Clark county men who died while in the military service of the United States were printed in The Clark County Clipper, Ashland, August 30, 1945.

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