From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 16, 1912:
- "Thus it begins to appear as if Lawrence will be on the map when the $10,000,000 rock road is built across the United States. Mr. A. L. Westgard was sent out by the men who are backing this proposition and his favorable report indicates that this road probably will be chosen. Mr. Westgard took three routes across the continent and of these three one is to be selected. Then the men who are backing the project expect to spend a sum of $10,000,000 in improving this road and making it practically a solid rock road from east to west. Lawrence people are becoming greatly enthused over the prospects of this road's running through here and further developments will be anxiously awaited.... Tonight the Lawrence Automobile and Good Roads Association will meet at the Merchants Association rooms over the Peoples State Bank and talk Good Roads.... The autoists propose a tax on all motor vehicles, and this tax is to be used in improving roads. It is estimated that were a tax of 50 cents per horse power assessed against all motor cars in the state a sum close to $100,000 would be raised annually and this would certainly give Kansas some splendid roads."
- "Washington -- With the galleries packed with leaders of the Women's Christian Temperance Union and their supporters, the Senate today devoted half a day to the consideration of the Kenyon and Sheppard bill to prevent the shipment of intoxicating liquors into 'dry states.' Delegations seeking support for the measure spent the morning visiting their senators urging its passage. Equally determined, others opposed its adoption. Senator Sanders declared that congress did not plan to interfere with the states in the exercise of their own rights over the liquor traffic."