To the editor:
In response to Ben H. Barteldes (Public Forum, Dec. 22), who favors renaming Missouri Street by Memorial Stadium for Coach Fambrough Street, do you know your history and the burden you are placing on others? The state streets in Lawrence are plotted according to when the states entered the union. It is not about Missouri’s football team.
Yes, they left a bitter taste in KU’s mouth by leaving the conference, but this retaliation of renaming the street by the stadium is a burden to those living there. The “honor” will require those living on this street to submit a change-of-address for bills, banks and other correspondence. The “honor” will require more detailed directions to their homes.
I have no qualms about naming a street for a former coach, but I would hope the commissioners aren’t as concerned about your vote as they are about the many more citizens they would affect.