From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 13, 1971:
- Children were pleasantly surprised this morning when accompanying their mothers to the post office on their daily errands. Postal employee Phil Stiles, dressed as Santa Claus, was appearing behind the counter, handing out Christmas cheer and the traditional "ho-ho-ho's" as he sold stamps and weighed packages.
- Haskell Indian Junior College dean of students Frank Quiring spoke about a student proposal for allowing some students to remain out past dormitory closing hours. According to the proposal, which had been ratified by Supt. Wallace Galluzzi, students had to have a minimum C-minus grade point average, carry at least 12 hours, and obtain parental consent. Quiring said that the school was contacting parents about a change to the rules. "We're getting a goodly number (of responses) every day. And it appears that most of them want their children to have hours," Quiring said. He added that the school was also seeking opinions from members of the Boards of Regents and Governance which would be meeting after the second semester began.