Archive for Thursday, December 16, 2010

40 years ago: Final plans for KU’s Wescoe Hall approved

December 16, 2010


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 16, 1970:

The Kansas Board of Regents had approved final plans for Wescoe Hall on the campus of Kansas University. The humanities building, once planned as a 26-story structure, was now to reach only four stories and would provide needed office and classroom space.

City officials were asking citizens to help maintain a “peaceful and secure climate” in Lawrence by using a newly-established hotline to prevent crimes or lead to the arrest of individuals involved in crimes.

Kansas Power & Light Co. was planning to purchase and develop eight acres of land in the Lawrence Industrial Park off Haskell Road. The site was to be used as a service and engineering center, providing headquarters for about 50 KPL employees and storage for much of their equipment.

Central Kansas had awoken to a surprise snowstorm which dumped up to seven inches of snow in the region. Temperatures, which remained slightly above freezing, caused considerable melting even while the snow was falling. The city of Lawrence had only a light blanket of three inches, with no resulting problems reported. The city of Emporia received six inches of snow that broke off tree limbs and knocked out power and telephone service to many sections of town.


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