Lawrence Memorial Hospital announced that it was joining other businesses in allowing patients to place hospital care on their Master Charge or Bank Americard credit cards. The usage was not to be limited to emergency or outpatient service, as had been discussed earlier. Administrator Charles Denniston said that the hospital had received many requests from the public to use the cards, but that “we have tried to get cash in the past -- and we will continue to do so.”
The corn crop for the Douglas County area was officially termed a “flop.” The only crops with any grain value remaining were in the few scattered irrigated fields. These crops, while damaged, were still in marketable condition. The rest of the crop had been, or soon would be, cut for silage. The area was four inches behind average on rainfall for the year, and the best hope for rain was a slim chance during the coming weekend.