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Archive for Tuesday, January 22, 1991

NEW SYMBOL?

January 22, 1991

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To the Editor:

A copy of a letter prepared on the letterhead of the Lawrence Arts Commission has just been handed to me. The first paragraph reads as follows:

"During the study session of October 22, 1990, the city commission requested that the Lawrence Arts Commission help the city find a new city emblem."

This request, I'm sure, would come as a shock to most right-thinking citizens of Lawrence. The present emblem (seal) has historic significance. With the city commission's stated support to preserve historical subjects, it would seem there is a glaring inconsistency here.

If for no other reason, the cost of this transition could be prohibitive to the present economy. Door emblems on hundreds of city vehicles at a cost of over $5 each, plus shoulder patches for all patrolmen and other personnel, could balloon the cost into thousands of dollars.

Although the law prohibits commission meetings in secret, I don't recall reading about this item in the paper.

Emory Scott,

603 W. 27th Ter.

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