From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Feb. 28, 1912:
- "Four residents of Lawrence, who had neglected to clean the snow from their sidewalks as is required by law, were arrested this afternoon and brought up before Judge Benson in the city police court. They pleaded guilty to the charge and each paid a fine and costs amounting to $10.50. The police department has been obliged to do this and the action of today may be taken as a warning to those whose walks are not cleaned in the future as the ordinance is to be more rigidly enforced in the future than in the past."
- "If you think that the University buildings are used by the student body in the daytime only and that the students recognize these buildings merely as places for holding classes, then you are much mistaken. There is no hurrying away from the campus when the day's work is over not to return until next day, for the students, many of them, expect to come back up the hill at night.... You should stroll up on Oread some evening during the week and see the various manners by which the students use the buildings. Take Fraser Hall, for instance. In room 18 last night ,the Red Domino club was holding its first reading for its new play; in another room the Thespians were in business session after their recent play 'Billy;' in the chapel the college band was practicing for the concert this evening; in another room a committee of students was busy making arrangements for one of the collegiate social events. Over at Robinson Gymnasium the building was a blaze of light. The basketball teams were practicing and other rehearsals for sports were in progress; the college soldiers were holding regular drill. At the library of course the students were studying as long as the lights were on. In other buildings lights could be seen showing that the State University does not stop with sundown."
- "Christopher Roberts of Vinland was found frozen to death in a snow bank near his home Monday night. An examination revealed that Roberts probably was taken ill and fell in a faint in the middle of a field near his house. It is thought that he must have gone for some water from a spring near his home and that he fell in the snow. Evidently he had been there for two days for the body was frozen rigid. Roberts was born in Virginia December 31, 1852. He was a noted settler in the Sibley neighborhood, having had a blacksmith shop there formerly. He is survived by four children."