From the Lawrence Daily World of May 20, 1908: "'Baldwin is getting to be the Boston of the West,' proclaims a Baldwin newspaper. Not much! No village dominated by the impulsive spirit of Methodism can ever acquire the icy clamminess of Boston. Neither can a town whose principal delicacy is fried chicken ever hope to excel in the matter of baked beans. : The old military veterans meeting in Kansas City for the annual encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic are squabbling over whom to elect to lead them and it may take a day or two to resolve the trouble."