From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for July 30, 1971:
- The operating committee of the Kansas Union had decided to seek an application for a city license to serve 3.2 beer at the Union, according to union director Frank Burge. Olin Petefish, counsel for the committee, said that such sales were made possible by an attorney general's ruling that 3.2 beer is not an alcoholic beverage and is therefore exempt from the prohibition of the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages on state property.
- The Lawrence area broke a record low and went five degrees further as the mercury dipped down to 52 today. The high for the previous day was 38 degrees lower than it had been on the same date a year earlier.
- Movies showing in Lawrence this week included “The Andromeda Strain,” “Willard,” and “Bunny O’Hare” at the Hillcrest; “Ryan’s Daughter” at the Varsity; and “Summer of ’42” at the Granada. Drive-in patrons at the Sunset could see Jerry Lewis in “Hook, Line and Sinker” as well as “Death of a Gunfighter” and Disney’s “The Barefoot Executive.”