Archive for Sunday, May 22, 2011

40 years ago: Haskell plans summer school program

May 22, 2011


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 22, 1971:

  • Haskell Indian Junior College was in the planning stages for a 1972 summer school program. The eight-week session, which would serve only 100 students due to limited funds, was to offer core classes based on student interest and personnel availability. About 35 Haskell students had also been hired for campus summer jobs in offices, grounds, the dining hall and the print shop.
  • Crime in Lawrence seemed to be centered on thefts in today's police report. Two motorcycles, both 1969 models, had been stolen from their owners. Both vehicles had been locked and parked on lots near their owners' apartments and were valued at $650 and $700. Another resident reported that her front door had been forced and a clock-radio, record player and television set stolen from her apartment.
  • Movies showing in Lawrence theaters this week included "The Great White Hope," "Lawrence of Arabia," "Little Murders," "The Music Lovers," and "Brother John." A double feature was showing at the Sunset Drive-In ("1/2 Mile West of Lawrence on Highway 40" according to the ad, but in modern-day Lawrence, just west of Sixth and Kasold). Horror fans showing up at dusk would be treated to "Double the Terror, Double the Shock" with "Beast of the Yellow Night" followed by "Creature with the Blue Hand."


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