From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Sept. 26, 1912:
- "The Big Racers are here and ready for the races tomorrow. This is going to be the big day at the Fair and a record breaker in attendance is expected. The big cars are in the finest of condition and will certainly put on something exciting. Dick Seip who drives the big 90 horse power Lozier is one of the most daring drivers in the profession. He has been in some of the biggest races in the country and drove against Barney Oldfield in the races last month on the Galveston Beach track. Seip took first, passing Oldfield on the last lap. He holds several world's records.... The other two drivers, Wilbur Crosby and Ben Gregory, are old timers at the business.... Crosby will drive the 65 horse Speedwell. Ben Gregory who drives the Warren Detroit is also known by the followers of auto races as one of the best. He is there with the goods and will do some mighty fast racing.... Auto races are not very common in Douglas County and it is expected that there will be a large crowd out to see them tomorrow afternoon."
- "Chancellor Strong has appeared in a new role -- that of a football scout -- and the chancellor apparently is making good at the new game. Yesterday he discovered a pair of husky freshmen wandering about the campus. They were well built young chaps and immediately attracted the chancellor's attention. 'Do you boys play football?" quizzed the chancellor. 'No,' came the reply from both. The chancellor pointed out McCook field to the boys and told them to report to Jay Bond at once, that he was looking for just such men as they. The boys took the advice and two more 200-pounders have been added to the Tyro squad. The boys weight 200 and 217 pounds and are considered likely candidates for future Varsity teams."
- "It is felt generally [in Havana] that Cuba is approaching a crisis in its history as a republic. Two serious questions occupy the public mind: Can Cuba survive the present state of her finances? Can she hold an honest and orderly election for the presidency with a loyal submission of the defeated party to the will of the majority?"