Saturday, November 16, 2019

Arthur Carruth

"A good reporter"

Arthur Carruth Jr,, also known as AJC or the "BOC" began his career as a boy, while working in the hop fields for his first summer job he created a daily bulletin for this schoolmates, stories of boys who picked boxes of hops in record time headlining the editions.  During high school he wrote a column of high school happenings for his local paper. College lead him editorship of the yearbook and the Washburn school paper.  Upon graduation in 1908 he joined the State Journal and continued there as reporter, city editor, managing editor, and co-publisher until the paper was sold in 1940.  He was such an instrumental member of the Washburn board of Regents aht in 1960 a residence hall was named after him and in 1931 he was awarded with an honorary Doctorate of Literature.   Aided in the organization of the Topeka Press Club, Topeka Civic Symphony, Shawnee Country Club and a charter member of the Topeka Rotary Club.

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