From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Mar. 7, 1911:
"HIGH SCHOOL NOTES. -- Since the opera house fire, the seniors have lost the place where the commencements have been held. The commencement this year will probably be held in the Congregational church.... Why can't the Lawrence high school put out an annual that would do credit to a school of its size? For several years the Budget staff has at the end of each year issued a commencement number, but a high school with the enrollment we have, surely could afford an annual. Many such enterprises have failed hitherto because of a number who did not feel able to afford the price. This could easily be remedied. The students could put on a play or entertainment that would pay a share of the expenses and also cut down the price of the copy. If it is too late this season, then boost for one next year."