From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 16, 1913:
"Tomorrow is the Journal-World's and Gazette's past-75-years-of-age picnic. The hours are from 2 to 5 and the papers hope that there will be a large attendance. The occasion is the first of the kind ever given in this city and so far as known it is something new under the sun. For years there have been parties and picnics for the children, but here are the people whose blood is running slower, but who are full of the joys of life just the same. For them this picnic is given.... It is no place for a grouch. If you have one leave it at home, but come along and have a good time. The badge 'Past 75' can be secured at either the Journal-World or Gazette office or you can just board a car and tell the conductor you belong to the 'past 75ers' and he will take you to the park free. It is preferable to call at the newspaper offices and get your badge. They will entitle you to ride on the street cars and also will entitle you to free lemonade.... The Lawrence Railway & Light Co. will give a pound box each of Weidemann's candy to the strongest old gentleman and the spryest old lady on the ground, decision by popular vote."
"'Stay on the farm.' This was the advice given last Saturday afternoon by President Wilbur N. Mason of Baker University in his address to the class of county school graduates. 'I cannot urge upon you too strong that you do not leave the farm,' said Dr. Mason. 'You young men should stay there and help to bring farming up to a standard equal with the other activities of life. You should not be satisfied with a country school education. You should go on now and complete a university course but don't allow the gaiety and pomp of the city lure you away from the soil.'"
"The police, Saturday night, visited in the east bottoms and while there raided the home of Sarah White. They found a partially filled beer case and took the woman into custody."