From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Feb. 13, 1912:
- "A fourteen year old girl last Saturday deserted her father's home at Lecompton, walked twelve miles to Lawrence to elope with her twenty-four year old lover, who was waiting for her with a common lumber wagon in which to take her away with him. That is the story of the elopement of Effie Fowler and Roy Pennington, who left Lawrence in a wagon Saturday afternoon and have not been seen since by any of those who are looking for the young couple. Soon after the young girl and her brother joined Pennington at Lawrence, the father arrived on the scene and immediately swore out a warrant for the arrest of Pennington. The sheriff and his party traced them as far as India station but here the trail was lost and it is not known which way the party went."
- "You didn't know did you that there was an organization in Lawrence called The Kansas Art Association? Well, there is such an organization in this city and thanks to the men who form it Lawrence is now getting the fine pictures that are being exhibited up at the University.... Pictures can not be secured for Lawrence, just by sending them. It takes money and these men provided that. Tomorrow this association will send out tickets that will be given to every school child in the grades in Lawrence, that he or she may see the pictures for nothing. Not a child will be omitted. Those in the High school will not be included in this list, for they are ranked with college students and may pay their way."