From the Lawrence Daily World for Dec. 10, 1905: "The Carnival of Nations which the ladies of the Episcopal Church held in Eldridge Hall was one of the greatest successes of the year. The idea was a unique one. Every race from the dusky Indian to the pretty Dutch girls with their wooden shoes was represented, and well-represented at that. The booths were well-arranged and tastefully decorated with a decidedly pleasing effect. The thatched college, the German castle and the New England kitchen were especially deserving of praise. Many learned much about friends and neighbors. ... The Young Men's Christian Assn. was opened to membership at 9 this morning and by noon nearly 60 had enrolled. There was quite a gathering to see the swimming pool in the new building filled for the first time and this is an exceptional addition to the community. Many have inspected the building : "