From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 10, 1987:
- Former Kansas University Chancellor Raymond Nichols told the Journal-World this week that a letter had recently been returned to him that he had sent his son when the younger Nichols was traveling in Europe during the summer of 1957. "It came to me from New Jersey from a man named R. H. Nichols," the former chancellor said. "He said it had been sent to him." There was no explanation of why the letter had taken 30 years to be returned to its sender. "It could have been left in a box, it could have been caught in a crack," Nichols mused. "For 30 years to elapse it just seems impossible."
- Letters weren't the only thing to go astray this week as a member of Chuck and Kathy Kellogg's family was reported to have taken flight -- quite literally. The Kelloggs had discovered that one of their pet swans, 5-month-old Rover, had apparently followed some geese from a pond on their Lecompton farm to the nearby Kansas river. Rover had been spotted a few days later on the Kaw, upstream from the Bowersock Dam in Lawrence, but the family's attempts to coax him home with handfuls of corn had not been successful.