From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Aug. 26, 1972:
- Ralph B. Freed, 901 Maine, was reported in critical condition at the Kansas University Medical Center after a large can containing 15 pounds of "Bulls-Eye" pistol reloading powder had exploded from a grinding-wheel spark. The grinder had been located above the can, and Freed had been using it when the explosion occurred. Freed had suffered second- and third-degree burns over most of his body, with his arms and hands most seriously affected.
- Movies showing in Lawrence theaters this weekend included "A Clockwork Orange," "The Wrath of God," "Fritz the Cat," and "Play Misty for Me."