Archive for Sunday, December 26, 2010

40 years ago: ‘Safety passports’ to be issued on Kansas Turnpike

December 26, 2010


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 26, 1970:

  • For the tenth year in a row, “Safety Passports” were to be issued on the Kansas Turnpike during the 8-hour period from 11 p.m. Dec. 31 to 6 a.m. Jan. 1. The “passports” were intended to remind travelers to be careful and alert while driving during the turn of the year. The cards were to be accepted at the six Howard Johnson’s Kansas Turnpike restaurants in exchange for free cups of coffee.
  • About 65 people attended a three-hour candlelit peace vigil in South Park on Christmas Eve. The event had been planned to support a similar vigil in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee, whose members had issued a policy statement calling for a 1971 target date for the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from the war in Indochina.


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