From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Feb. 14, 1912:
- "On Monday, when a private car on the Santa Fe 9:50 morning train leaves Lawrence, be not deceived into thinking that it contains a group of multi-millionaires, or a company of railroad officials, but stare if you wish for there will be a sight worth seeing -- the Glee Club of the University of Kansas starting westward on its tour.... The trip is being given by the Santa Fe at its Y.M.C. A. rooms along its routing west.... The Santa Fe is trying to do everything in its power to make the trip a noteworthy one so the giving of the car to the boys insures them privacy and a cosy-like comfort."
- "The girls' tennis club at the University under that organization's name is no more. At a meeting held yesterday, it was decided, although not many girls were present, that in the future the girls interested would merge their work with the Girls' Athletic Association. There are many K.U. girls who keenly enjoy tennis and they are proficient at the game."
- "A new improvement is rapidly nearing completion at the Lawrence Water Company's Pumping Station that is believed to mean the end of the necessity of pumping water from the Kaw river to supply the town. A new gathering gallery, costing about $3500, is being installed and already water is being secured by it, although it will not be completed until the last of the week. River water has not been used for several days now, but the water company was not certain if it would be able to give this up entirely. However, last night marked a turning point and this morning Manager Frank Sauer stated that he believed there would be plenty of water from now on.... and with the new gallery working no more of the Kaw will be pumped into the city mains."
- "At 10 o'clock this morning the President signed the proclamation admitting Arizona to the Union. With western simplicity Georg W. P. Hunt was inaugurated as the first governor."