Archive for Sunday, August 25, 2013

40 years ago: Gasoline supply keeping up with demand

August 25, 2013


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Aug. 25, 1973:

  • An increase in local traffic was fortunately not resulting in a local gasoline shortage. The influx of students arriving in town for the fall semester had been matched by increased fuel supplies at six of the eight stations surveyed by the Journal-World today. Bob Nitsch, whose Gulf station at 1912 W. 23rd had been hard hit by gas shortages this summer, said today that he was selling more gas now and that, although he was still not working a regular schedule, he was open longer than he had been previously. Several station owners reported a prevalent rumor that there was to be an increase in the gas supply in October.
  • Architects of a master site plan at Haskell Indian Junior College were discussing the proposed $3.6 million building project during two days of meetings at Haskell. The site plan included the placement and design of a kitchen-dining hall and a library resource center at the school.
  • Cooler temperatures arrived in Lawrence this morning, signaling the approach of fall. The mercury drop was accompanied by a fog that reduced visibility to two miles. Temperatures during the day were settling into the 80s, breaking a previous heat wave.


rbwaa 4 years, 8 months ago

does anyone remember what we paid for gas when we had the shortages?

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