From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Sept. 27, 1911:
- "Today was Lawrence Day at the Douglas County Fair. At noon today all Lawrence took on a regular holiday appearance for almost every place of business closed up at noon so that the employees could go to the Fair. Banks, drug stores, every place was closed at noon, and the employees almost without exception went out to the grounds to mingle with the crowds.... It was very warm, but that made it very pleasant to be out of doors, with no signs of rain or other threatening weather. Lawrence people are always loyal to their own day at the Fair, and today was no exception."
- "Midland last evening was visited by two interesting young men when Benight Dickey and Raymond Buss arrived there. The two young men are on a long endurance walk from Ohio to Denver. They left Ohio on the 15th of July and are supposed to be in Denver Oct. 15."
- "Bearing the imprint of his own masterful mentality and dealing with the problems which today are confronting the philosophical world. John Elof Boodin, professor of philosophy at the University of Kansas, has written a book called 'Truth and Reality,' published by the Macmillan company. The book will appear before the public in a few days, when there is no doubt but that it will make its mark in the world of real thinking people."