From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for April 13, 1913:
- "Helen Beulah Pinney, six years old, sat through the session of the Probate Court yesterday, awed by the presence of so many men, who talked of laws and courts, demurrers, motions, and used such words and expressions as little Helen had never heard of before. Strange things were happening all about her, and she sat and listened unconscious of the fact that she was innocent cause of all of this. Two relatives are warring in the courts for the possession of the little girl. On one side is the father, a man whom Helen does not know very well, although he is her parent. He is seeking to have the court restore his little daughter to him. Opposing him is Helen's uncle and her uncle's family. They have been parents to Helen for some time, since the death of her mother. They want to keep her in their home, raise her and care for her until she is a woman. They are asking the court not to take little Helen away from them. But it is all strange to her.... The case is one that has been attracting considerable attention.... It is a question of whether the relatives have a right to keep the child away from its parent. It is the allegation of the Uncle that the father is incapable of properly caring for the child. If this charge has been proven the court can, under the laws of the state of Kansas, refuse the father to custody of the child. The decision of the judge will be anxiously awaited by the relatives interested, while little Helen plays about the house of her uncle, the innocent and unconscious object of a bitter family conflict."
- "Perhaps the highest compliment a foreign university ever paid a school of the size of Kansas University was realized here today with the arrival of Thomas Lloyd Humerstone, one of the secretaries of the University of London at London, England. Mr. Humerstone comes to study the methods of industrial research as initiated and developed by Dr. Robert Kennedy Duncan at Kansas University and the University of Pittsburg. And it is a handsome compliment to Dr. Duncan, whose work along the lines of industrial research has become known all over the United States. The Old World is bowing to him and asking him to explain to it the system and methods which he is employing in bringing about such wonderful results in the great world of industry."
- "The Nickel Theater owners of the city believing that they have a grievance against the city have employed an attorney and are seeking to have the city license fee reduced from $100 per year to $50 per year. The attorney Walter Thiel appeared before the council last night and urged the council to reconsider its recent action when it refused to reduce this fee. The Motion Picture Theater owners are unable to make a profit on their business as a result of the fee, stated Mr. Thiel to the council. The high cost of living seems to work a hardship upon the motion picture owner as well as other individuals."