Archive for Saturday, August 25, 2012

40 years ago: Lawrence catches up on rainfall

August 25, 2012


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Aug. 25, 1972:

  • Allen Fieldhouse, site of Kansas University enrollment, was very busy this week, "bristling with tables at which advisers and student clerks sat" while supervisors manned other tables, "shuffling reams of paper and cards." About 19,200 KU students were expected to be enrolled during the fall semester, an increase of 682 over last fall.
  • Lawrence had finally caught up with its precipitation average for this time of year when 2.43 inches of rain had fallen overnight and this morning. The area had been lagging behind the rainfall average for the past eight months.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Verlin Gilbert, 3051 W. Eighth, were justly proud of their tomato crop this year. One of the two plants in their small garden plot had yielded a three-pound fruit which measured 18 1/2 inches in circumference.
  • Sports fans in Lawrence were looking forward to local coverage of the Olympics this weekend, with ABC affiliates scheduled to carry the programming in the evenings and over the weekend. The Games were held in Munich in this year.


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