From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 28, 1971:
- The local forecast for the upcoming holiday weekend had undergone some changes. “Completely undaunted by the total failure of his forecast of rain Thursday night, the weatherman is making the same prediction for tonight and Saturday.” The National Weather Service was saying that a rainy Memorial Day weekend was a strong possibility.
- Sunset School students, apparently impervious to pessimistic weather forecasts, were pictured enjoying ice cream bars at an all-school picnic on the last day of school. Classes in all Lawrence schools were now over for the summer.
- Martin B. Dickinson Jr. a third-generation Kansan and KU graduate, was named dean of the Kansas School of Law. He was to succeed Lawrence Blades, who had resigned to take a post at the University of Iowa. Dickinson had asked Associate Professor Barkley Clark to serve as associate dean.