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Archive for Thursday, November 11, 2010

40 years ago: Kaw Valley Hemp Pickers appear on CBS-TV’s “60 Minutes”

November 11, 2010

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From the Lawrence Journal-World for Nov. 11, 1970.

  • The Veterans’ Day program in South Park, sponsored by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, went off quietly and without disturbance. School children from nearly St. John School had turned out for the event. A photo of three youngsters - Nancy Krische, Theresa Brun, and Maria McDougal - accompanied the story; the children were clamping their hands over their ears in reaction to the rifle fire from the honor guard.
  • CBS-TV’s “60 Minutes” program with Mike Wallace focused on Lawrence and its role in “The Kansas Marijuana Harvest” recently. Featured on the show were Douglas County Sheriff Rex Johnson, KBI director Harold Nye, and members of the River City Outlaws as well as the Kaw Valley Hemp Pickers. Members of the latter groups were shown (with their identities obscured) in films taken by “student” camera operators and turned over to CBS.
  • Lawrence City Commissioners approved a proposal by U.S.D. 497 for a project connecting Barker and Connecticut Streets on the site of the old McAllaster School. The streets were to be connected with a sweeping curve and were to provide a football field and other facilities for Central Junior High School.

Comments

kernal 4 years, 1 month ago

I believe that was Kaw Valley Hemp Pickers Union. Dang pot smokin' lefties & righties.

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