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300 Mile Race over New Santa Fe Trail

300 Mile Race over New Santa Fe Trail
Creator: Moore Studio
Date: May 26, 1913
This black and white photograph shows one of the three Buick cars used during the 300-mile race over the new Santa Fe Trail in front of the Kansas City Star newspaper office. The three automobiles left the Hutchinson News office at 5:01 a.m., arriving at the Kansas City Star office at 4:24 p.m. proving a 300-mile automobile trip could be made on Kansas dirt highways in twelve hours. The only stop during the race was for lunch in Emporia, Kansas. Seated in the Buick are the following individuals from left to right: M.P. Newton, O.M. Wilhite, Ralph Faxton, in the middle, Kansas Governor George H. Hodges, and Fred Trigg.

Can't fix women's wages

Can't fix women's wages
Date: July 11, 1925
The Kansas Court of Industrial relations is not empowered to determine minimum wage for women and minors in industry reads an article in the Kansas City Star. The constitutional right of the Industrial Court to fix wages continued for several years following the creation of the Court by a special session of the Kansas Legislature in 1921. Challenged by the Topeka Packing Company and the Topeka Laundry Company in the United States Supreme Court, the court was declared unconstitutional in 1925.

Frederick Walter Brinkerhoff

Frederick Walter Brinkerhoff
Creator: Squires, C. F.
Date: 1908
This is a photograph of Frederick Walter Brinkerhoff (at right) with an unidentified University of Kansas student. They were members of the debate team that competed against Missouri in 1908. After attending the University of Kansas and Ottawa University, Brinkerhoff's first newspaper job was with the Ottawa Herald where he worked for Henry J. Allen and A. L. Miller. In 1908, he became the editor of the Fort Scott Republican. He also served as editor and co-publisher of the Chanute Sun and the Chanute Tribune when the two were combined and as a reporter and desk man for the Kansas City Star. Brinkerhoff went to Pittsburg, Kansas to help with a special waterworks election and was named editor of the evening paper, the Pittsburg Headlight, in 1911. In 1927, he was named editor of the Pittsburg Sun, the morning paper. Oscar Stauffer formed the Pittsburg Publishing Company in 1927 and Brinkerhoff continued to serve as editor of the two newspapers. He was named a vice-president of the Pittsburg Publishing Company in 1928 and in 1940, in addition to his editorial duties, he was named manager and publisher of the two Pittsburg papers. Brinkerhoff was also vice-president and a director of Stauffer Publications as well as director of Capper Publications, Inc., the Topeka State Journal Company, and the Newton Publishing Company. In addition, he was vice-president of the KSEK Broadcasting Company in Pittsburg.

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