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Archive for Thursday, June 14, 2012

40 years ago: City skeptical of need for second ambulance service

June 14, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 14, 1972:

  • At their weekly meeting, the Lawrence City Commission deferred for one week a request for licensing by the C and C Ambulance Company. The licensing request had been submitted by Bill Herpin, 3020 Iowa Street, who was planning to form a partnership with C and C Ambulance of Topeka. Herpin told the commissioners that there was a need for a second ambulance service. He did not seek any subsidy as was then being given to the Lawrence Citizens Ambulance Co., but he wished C and C to be put in the rotation for police calls. Commissioners appeared skeptical of the need for a second service in the city.
  • After scavengers had wrongly removed a portion of a brick sidewalk near Kraft Furniture earlier this week, another downtown business had evidently decided to take no chances. Staff at the new First National Bank building at Ninth and Massachusetts had removed the bricks bordering their trees and were storing them for safekeeping until the completion of the downtown beautification project.

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