From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 22, 1970:
- Kansas University chancellor Laurence Chalmers said that despite recent rumors in the wake of campus disturbances, he had no knowledge of his job being in jeopardy. He added that if he were to resign, as some had suggested, “it would not help to solve the university’s problems.”
- The U.S. Supreme Court voted to uphold the key provision of a new law allowing 18-year-olds to vote in presidential and congressional elections. (At the same time, the court approved a five-year suspension on literacy tests for potential voters.) Youth-oriented political groups such as the Young Republicans and the National Young Democrats were attempting to register some of the potential 11 million new voters.
- County Attorney-elect Mike Elwell spoke of some changes he would have liked to make upon taking office, if they were possible. They included additional training for local law enforcement officers in the legal problems surrounding making a case, increased work on the local drug problem, and more coordination and efficiency between county law agencies.