Archive for Monday, September 3, 2012

40 years ago: Cleared of gambling suspicions, golf tournament to go on as planned

September 3, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Sept. 3, 1972:

Reports were circulating that Kansas Atty. Gen. Vern Miller was planning a raid of the Lawrence Country Club in connection with alleged gambling activities related to the annual Labor Day golf tournament. Bob Hazlett, one of the men in charge of the tournament, told the Journal-World today that Miller had informed Lawrence Police Chief Dick Stanwix of the situation and had given Stanwix the chance to check into it, adding that he would investigate it himself if Stanwix did not wish to do so. Stanwix had then visited the club and had come away reassured that everything was being done in a legal way. "We made sure that everything we were doing was strictly in line with the law," said Hazlett. "Vern Miller did not show, and we're running our golf tournament Sunday and Monday as planned."

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