From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 18, 1971:
- Lawrence Parks and Recreation workers were already hard at work on the summer's park capital improvements program. The biggest project was the construction of four tennis courts -- two at Central Junior High School and two at Broken Arrow School. Another project involved the equipping of Broken Arrow Park with "imaginative play equipment including a rocket slide." Parks and Recreation director Wayne Bly also expressed his hope that work could soon begin on the Holcom Sports Complex near 23rd and Iowa.
- Well before the initiation of the first nationwide program of "Take Our Daughters (or Children) to Work Day," Lawrence schools were instituting a curriculum called "World of Work." Students in Centennial School's sixth grade attended a day at work with one of their parents, visiting such worksites as a photography studio, a dry cleaning establishment, the fire department, the hospital, and a university department. The article explained that most students spent a half-day with each parent, the half with their mother being "either at a conventional job or helping her with the 'domestic engineer' role."