From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Nov. 16, 1970:
- Three command officers had recently resigned from the Lawrence Police Department. Four other policemen at the patrol level had resigned earlier in the year, so the force was expected to be down by at least seven men by the end of the month. Other problems the department was experiencing included a lack of money and a decline in morale.
- A staff photo showed the big mess on 15th Street between Vermont and Kentucky that resulted when the crew of a garbage truck, having noticed that the truck’s load was on fire, dumped the garbage to prevent damage to the vehicle. The fire chief said that the fire had started when burning garbage had been put in the truck unnoticed.
- Two small bags of marijuana, numbered 1 and 69 of 100, were found on the Kansas University campus outside Lindley Hall and Snow Hall. One bag had a note attached that read, “Today I have set out 100 bagfuls of choice marijuana.” The note also said that the bags were distributed as a “grass-roots” survey, as the bags which were not turned in to authorities would indicate the percentage of users in Lawrence.