From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for March 23, 1972:
A peek at today's Letters to the Editor showed that area residents were concerned about a range of local topics. Mrs. D. A. Wilson of North Lawrence objected to the use of funds to "beautify" the north entrance into the city by creating parks at each end of the Kaw River bridge. "I wonder how they think tourists could enjoy or even look at the parks, as rough and beat-up as the bridge is," wrote Mrs. Wilson. "It is dangerous to walk across the bridge anymore.... The curbing is broken all along, and in some places there are breaks that almost reach the center of the sidewalk." Old West Lawrence resident Mrs. Donna Martin's letter began, "One recent morning we found paper cartons in our milkbox instead of the half-gallon glass bottles we had ordered. I called the dairy and was told they were temporarily out of glass bottles.... In calling around town I found that not a glass milk bottle is to be found in Lawrence." Mrs. Martin went on to defend the use of glass milk bottles, mostly for ecological reasons but also because "they keep milk colder [and] they are not prone to dripping in the refrigerator."