From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 10, 1972:
- The traditional Christmas Vespers program was scheduled for this weekend at Kansas University's Hoch Auditorium. The program of instrumental and choral music, which was marking its 48th season, usually attracted more than 5,000 people.
- Two gunmen had taken an undetermined amount of cash in an armed robbery of the Burger Chef drive-in, 814 Iowa, right after closing time. According to Paul Rogers, Burger Chef manager and part owner, two males had entered the business just after 1 a.m., demanding money and ordering the employees to go into the walk-in cooler. The robbers had also cut the phone wires inside the business, Rogers said.
- Gov. Robert Docking this week announced the appointment of Mary Prudence Bennett Hutton to the Kansas Board of Regents. Hutton, 45, an English instructor at Bethel College of Newton, was the first woman to be named to the board in 30 years and only the fourth in state history.