From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 15, 1912:
- "Owing to the large number of young boys going to the different pool halls and of the many complaints made by people of the town, Marshal Myers has decreed that all persons under the age of 18 shall be excluded from these places. So last night everyone that went into the pool halls was accosted by the proprietor and asked to give his age. Although this is an old ordinance it is one that has been frequently evaded as the owners have nothing to go by except the word of the boys."
- "Spraying an apple orchard west of Lawrence this summer and work along scientific lines increased the product of the orchard in sound apples seven times. This conclusion was reached after a summer of hard and careful work by Adolph Spangler and H. B. Hungerford, two Kansas University men in the department of Entomology. These two men working under Prof. S. J. Hunter of the University and State Entomologist, leased an old apple orchard a few miles west of Lawrence and proceeded to put into operation in the practical world the theories that have been taught them in the class room, and their results demonstrated beyond a doubt the value of science in apple culture. At the close of the season the apple growers found that they had harvested a total of 81,457 apples from their scientific orchard."
- "It is quite probable that Lawrence will have a 'Jay Driving' ordinance in the near future. Several of the city fathers are considering the advisability of such legislation and an ordinance is expected to be forthcoming very soon. There have been several accidents recently due to jay driving and other carelessness on the streets and the city councilmen hope to see this eliminated with a jay driving ordinance in force. Last night several members of the council indulged in an informal discussion of the matter and concluded that they should take some action in the near future."