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40 years ago: Governor encourages Girls’ Staters to participate in government

June 9, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 9, 1972:

  • Away with stereotypes! That was the message brought by Gov. Robert Docking to a group of 439 delegates from Sunflower Girls' State on the Kansas University campus this week. Women are a valued part of the process of government, said Docking, adding that during his term of office women had been appointed to important state boards and committees. "I have attempted to educate the public to the potential of women in government and the professions," Docking told the group. "I am proud to have called upon them for advice and counsel."
  • The Lawrence area was entering into its eighth straight day of 90-plus temperatures, and there was still no rain in the forecast. Local gardeners were attempting to give their early tomatoes a boost with some hand-watering. "Birds need water too," an anonymous tipster to the Journal-World had said earlier today. "I just want you to say the situation is getting desperate. Please remember the birds."

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