From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for July 11, 1971:
- Atty. Gen. Vern Miller sent out a warning to drug pushers in Kansas that more raids were planned and that they “may as well know we are not going to tolerate drug permissiveness.” Raids in Lawrence and Topeka this week had resulted in 17 arrests, with about $200 worth of heroin confiscated in the Topeka raid. Miller added that “people who deal in heroin are a menace to our society. We have several investigations going. We haven’t caught them all but we want them to get the message. Let me assure you that you are going to see more of this.”
- Douglas County farmers were still fighting the corn blight, and the Extension Service office had announced today that locally heavy infestations of the sorghum green bug had also been detected in the western part of the county. Earl Van Meter, extension director, said that some fields had as many as 1,200 to 1,600 bugs per plant. Farmers were urged to check their fields for this bug and direct questions about pest control to Van Meter at the Douglas County Extension office.