From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 14, 1912:
- "Judges, lawyers, heads of penal institutions, and teachers of law in the University will meet here Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18, to discuss methods of improving the criminal procedure in the state of Kansas in the belief that it may be made the most effective, the most expeditious, and the most economical of any in the country. The meeting will organize formally the Kansas Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology, a general organization intended to assist the several organizations of sociologists and penologists, judges and lawyers, prosecuting attorneys and sheriffs and judges of the juvenile courts, now existing and doing much good work but largely dissipating their energy in piecemeal legislation. The newly organized institute will harmonize and unite the efforts of all these along the most direct lines."
- "The Camera Club met last night at the home of R. E. Melvin. Professor Griffith of the university gave a very interesting talk. He said that since the members had progressed so far in the art of photography that they no longer found it difficult to make pictures they should give more attention to the artistic side of photography. He suggested that the club should give an exhibit next spring in connection with the art exhibit. The photographs can be enlarged to a convenient size in order that they may be easily seen when hung upon the wall."
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