From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 1, 1912:
- "Twenty-three per cent of the high school students who graduated last spring in the state of Kansas entered college this fall according to a statement made last night by Prof. W. H. Johnson in addressing the Commercial club. There were 4,300 of these graduates and 910 of them entered college. Prof. Johnson was unable to state how many of these came to Lawrence and to Kansas University as the figures have not been given to his department as yet, but there between 600 and 700 Freshmen in the University."
- "A petition is being circulated by girls of the Fine Arts school of the University for a new building that will be given over exclusively to their work. Much discussion of doing this has been going on for some time and frequent consultations have been held with various legislators in regard to seeing what can be done.... At present the K.U. Fine Arts school is not located in one place. Part of it is in North College and the other part is clear down town in the studios on the third floor of the Dick building at the corner of Massachusetts and Henry street... But there is no way by which all the classes can be held in North College. There is not the room. What is more the old building is dilapidated and no matter what expenditure is put on it the fact remains that the structure itself is very old, and the money put on repairs would go far toward the fund for a new building."
- "Three county prisoners ran away yesterday. Sam Jackson, charged with selling liquor, ran away from the rock pile. Also Nute Owens and John Mills, in jail for stealing, broke away yesterday and were lost in the willows."
- "Two small boys suspected of having stolen two suits of clothes from the Williams Pantatorium on Sunday night were arrested last night. It is alleged that the boys hid the clothes on the river and were discovered when they came to take them away. The boys were taken before county attorney Riling this afternoon for an investigation."
- "The general Methodist conference began in Minneapolis, Minnesota, today with the interest of the delegates keen as to what action will be taken on the proposal to change the disciplinary rules prohibiting dancing, games of chance, theater going, circuses and horse racing as being a 'tendency toward worldliness.'"