Archive for Friday, February 10, 2012

40 years ago: Drinking age proposal, billboard regulations keep state legislators busy

February 10, 2012


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Feb. 10, 1972:

  • The Kansas House today had voted to keep the legal age for purchase of alcoholic beverages at 21. The House had been considering a bill to reduce the age of majority for most purposes from 21 to 18.
  • In other legislative news, the Kansas Senate Transportation and Utilities Committee, having made two amendments to a billboards bill, had sent it to the floor with a recommendation that it be passed. The bill was designed to bring the state in line with the Highway Beautification Act. A result of the bill, if it passed, would be the removal of some billboards from interstate highways and some federal highways, and the moving of others to a position further from the roadway.


FlintlockRifle 6 years, 4 months ago

Miss Sarah, where did the 100 years ago column go?? Missed it yesterady, and today the" New 200" year ago column did not open, just miss reading of long ago.

Sarah St. John 6 years, 4 months ago

Oh my goodness. I have no idea what happened. Yesterday's is still showing up at (I hope you enjoy that!) and as for today's.... well, someone else commented on today's 100 Years Ago that the headline had been wrong when they checked on it. By the time I took a look, it had already been corrected. My sincere apologies and I'll watch those typos more carefully!

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