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Archive for Thursday, November 18, 2010

40 years ago: Architectural group recommends off-campus housing, powwow grounds at Haskell

November 18, 2010

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Nov. 18, 1970:

  • An architectural study group, speaking at a planning conference at Haskell Indian Junior College, recommended off-campus housing to enable students to “mix more freely with Lawrence residents.” The study group also suggested the development of powwow grounds.
  • Phog Allen was celebrating his 85th birthday at his home in Lawrence. He had stepped down from his illustrious coaching career after the 1956 season when he had reached the mandatory retirement age of 70 at Kansas University.
  • Daily room rates at Lawrence Memorial Hospital were scheduled to increase on Jan. 1. The average two-bed room charge of $29 a day was being raised to $31.50. The delivery room fee was being increased from $50 to $60.
  • Scientists at the Kansas Geological Survey had discovered that fly ash, a byproduct of the burning of coal, could be compressed and molded into a usable material for furniture, siding material, and insulation.

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