From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 15, 1973:
- A branch office of the Social Security Administration was to open in Lawrence no later than Jan. 1, 1974, according to Elmer Iske, district manager in Topeka. The official announcement had been made today by Congressman Larry Winn, R-Overland Park, Sen. James B. Pearson, R-Prairie Village, and Sen. Bob Dole, R-Russell. The formal opening date was to depend on the completion of staff and space arrangements. Iske said today that the staff of eight to 10 persons would come primarily from employees currently working in Topeka.
- City commissioners this week were to consider the expenditure of $2,500 to install "a ceramic granular material resembling grass" in the medians at the intersections of 15th and Iowa and 19th and Iowa. Total cost of the reflective greenery was expected to be $5,000, but half of the cost was to be federally funded.