Archive for Thursday, May 20, 2010

40 years ago: Land approved for mobile home use

May 20, 2010


Use of land on Highway 59 south of the city for a mobile home court was approved by the Douglas County Commission. The area under discussion was about two blocks south of the old KLWN studio (which was at 31st and Iowa). Residents of the area had voiced extreme opposition to the plan.

Students at the University of Kansas were looking at an increase in tuition for Fall 1970. In-state students were to be billed $228.50 per semester, and out-of-staters would pay $523.50. This represented an increase of $58 and $123, respectively.

About 25 city voters had been accidentally registered in the wrong precinct several years earlier, City Clerk Vera Mercer said. The voters were receiving letters explaining the situation and notifying them of their correct polling place.

Dr. Walter Menninger of Topeka spoke to a largely student audience at the Kansas Union. He attempted to put recent violent events in the U.S. in historical perspective.


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