From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Feb. 13, 1971:
- The former Haskell Institute had officially changed its name to Haskell Indian Junior College during the previous year. New signs had just been installed to welcome all campus visitors with the new name.
- A Douglas County Sheriff’s car was involved in a two-vehicle collision at 11th and Rhode Island. The new cruiser, which had only about 150 miles of service, suffered an estimated $250 in damage after colliding with a station wagon.
- A labor group was urging the federal government to strengthen the 1970 Fair Credit Reporting Act. At the time, credit bureaus could and did investigate not only the salaries and debts of Americans seeking credit, but also their personal habits, sexual conduct, drinking habits, and working relationships as well as religious and political information.