Archive for Monday, December 6, 2010

40 years ago: Student shot near Watson Library on KU campus

December 6, 2010


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 6, 1970:

  • A warrant had been issued for a suspect in a shooting at Kansas University. A 22-year-old student had been shot on campus after having approached two black youths who were painting the word “strike” on the vertical facing on the north end of Watson Library. According to witnesses, after the student approached the two, one of them had drawn a gun and fired, striking the student in the base of the throat. He was listed in good condition at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, as the bullet had not struck any major arteries or bones.
  • Memorial services were planned around the country for the next day’s commemoration of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. Many of the services had been planned by the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, an organization with 4,000 members. One member from Los Angeles said, “We belong to a very exclusive organization. And we hope there’s never another one like it.”


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