Archive for Monday, July 23, 2012

40 years ago: City reminds political campaigners: Read the sign ordinance!

July 23, 2012


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for July 23, 1972:

  • Political campaigners were warned today that there were rules about where they could and could not place their posters and placards. Signs were not permitted on telephone poles or public property, and several incidences of violations had already been reported this morning. Placing signs in the restricted locations was a violation of a city ordinance and could result in a fine of up to $100, said City Manager Buford Watson, who had told the police department to enforce the rule strongly.
  • President Nixon announced today that he had once again chosen Spiro T. Agnew to be his running mate. Nixon had informed Vice President Agnew of his choice during a one-hour meeting with him in the Oval Office, after which had had made his decision known to key Republicans.White House press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler recalled that the President had remarked in a January interview that he believed "he should not break up a winning combination."


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