Lawrence was experiencing a temperature of 93 degrees by noon on this date. A high of 96 or more was expected before sunset, making it the hottest day of the year so far. A morning low of 77 had already set a record earlier in the day. Since the beginning of record-keeping in Lawrence, the morning low on June 29 had always been below 77. However, the daytime temperature was not yet approaching the all-time high of 107, reached on this date in 1934.
A Kansas University police report showed that an unidentified person claimed to have overheard “a group of hippies” discussing how they could attack and burn the city of Lawrence using toy airplanes.
Five juveniles, ages 13 to 17, were arrested after forcing their way into Traders Pawn Shop, 822 Massachusetts, and collecting items with the intent to steal them. A patrolling officer noticed the break-in and called for additional support. The items collected were valued at $102.44.