From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for March 13, 1912:
- "At a meeting of the University Council held yesterday afternoon it was decided to institute a system of fifty minute classes at the University. As a signal for the change in classes the University whistle will blow. The fifty minute system is used in all the big colleges. The whistle will blow in the morning at 8:50, 9:50 ... and so on throughout the school day. The plan is expected to work out very happily for the school work as the classes have been running over the fifty minutes."
- "'Be it resolved that it is desirable that there be but one telephone system in the City of Lawrence if such condition can be brought about so that the interests of the city and the patrons of the telephone can be protected.' This resolution was introduced and passed by a unanimous vote at the meeting of the Commercial Club last night and expresses well the general opinion of the business men of the city, that has resulted from the recent telephone happenings.... 'If with one phone we can get just as efficient service, reach as many people and be courteously and fairly dealt with as we are now being with two, I believe that one system would be much more satisfactory than two as we have at present,' said Mr. Ord Clingman [who introduced the resolution].... While the local telephone authorities deny that a merger is even contemplated as far as they have been informed, the general opinion is to the effect that eventually there will be but one system, but whether the Bell will absorb the Home, or the Home absorb the Bell and then be turned over to the Bell again, that is a matter for conjecture. But there can be no doubt of what has happened in Topeka and Leavenworth and those who are in touch with these affairs here claim that similar action will be taken by the Lawrence companies."