From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 19, 1911:
- "The third annual meeting of the University of Kansas student section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers closed last evening with a formal banquet at the Eldridge. All day yesterday the sessions were held when papers were read on subjects of interest to the engineers present.... The menu was as follows: Oyster cocktail; Cream of Tomato aux Crouton; Celery; Olives; Salted Almonds; Roast Young Chicken with Cranberry Sauce; Candied Yams; French Peas in Cases; Eldridge Ice Cream; Assorted Cakes; Cafe Noir; Cigars."
- "The Golden Belt Road Association is now planning to mark the highway from Kansas City to Denver with signs directing the passing tourists. Douglas county has been asked to name a road through this county and to mark it with the official sign of the Golden Belt."
- "'Pure Food' Pike was in Lawrence yesterday to continue his restaurant crusade. He found an eating house in North Lawrence that he claims was not up to specifications and ordered the owner to move out and secure a new location as he did not believe the present building could ever be cleaned up. Ten days were given in which to do this. James Parsons, the proprietor, has promised to do this, and no complaint was filed against him. Mr. Pike said yesterday that he would be back again soon as he had found several other matters that needed the attention of the pure food department."