With unemployment and wholesale prices rising, Democrat President-elect Jimmy Carter said the economy would be his priority upon taking office.
A sampling of the real estate market here showed that housing sales were soaring and that the local building trades already had set a private residential record for the year.
On Dec. 5, 1901, the Lawrence Journal said, "The snow that fell suited more people than any snow that ever fell before in Kansas. The farmers had all their fall work done and needed the snow for their stock and for their winter crops, while the people in town are of the opinion that it will make trade better, and greatly increase Christmas sales ... The only complaint heard so far is from the rabbits and quails. The rabbits had to hide out today."