From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Nov. 9, 1912:
- "Frank Sauer, manager of the Lawrence Water Company, has found that he is the oldest man in a water officer in the state in the point of years in the service. A salesman who calls on all of the water offices in the state has compiled a list of all men who have been in the service for a number of years and finds that Mr. Sauer has the first place having been with the Lawrence Company for 26 years. But Mr. Sauer wasn't always the manager; in fact he began by having a real 'job,' digging ditches and laying pipe lines and otherwise making himself useful while the present plant was being installed in Lawrence. After that he fired the engines for a time, he aided in laying the mains about for a time, was made foreman and later manager, which position he now holds. Mr. Sauer isn't accustomed to hearing anything nice about either himself, the water works or the products thereof, but 26 years with one concern is a good record and Mr. Sauer deserves all that goes with it in spite of some evidence that has been brought out against the city water in Lawrence. Mr. Sauer began his service with the Lawrence Water Company on September 9, 1886. Previous to that time he was employed at the old Walruff Brewery and it might be fittingly said that since that time Mr. Sauer has been 'on the water wagon.'"
- "A real prodigy made his appearance on the Hill this morning in the person of Parker Melluish, of Ottawa, Kansas. Young Melluish is but thirteen years old but sang a couple of remarkably good solos in chapel this morning. He has a sweet, clear voice with the necessary power to reach his audience. He was compelled to respond to several encores. He has had several opportunities to go on vaudeville circuits but parental objection has kept him off the stage."
- "When the next cold spell strikes Lawrence and other cities in Kansas and Missouri that depend upon the Kansas Natural Gas Company to supply them with fuel it is quite probable that shortages such as affected these cities two weeks ago will be voided. It has been learned that there are big oil wells in Oklahoma and when the gas company gets its extension completed which will be about the first of December a supply estimated at 883 million cubic feet per day will be added to the available supply of the Kansas towns. Two weeks ago a little cold spell found these cities with a very low pressure, cold houses and facing the puzzling question of how to keep warm this winter. It is believed that the gas company will be better able to handle the situation when the next wave of cold comes."
- "The Washburn eleven tore down the Kansas University team here this afternoon by a score of 10 to 0. Washburn took the lead in the second quarter when Roberts carried the ball over the Kansas goal line and then kicked for the extra point. Then in the final quarter the Ichabods increased the lead on a field goal booted by Captain Tomlinson."