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Archive for Thursday, January 17, 2013

40 years ago: KU students line up for spring enrollment

January 17, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 17, 1973:

  • Kansas University students with last names beginning with "O" through "Sn" today began the job of enrolling for the spring semester. Seniors and fifth-year students also enrolled today. Students were required to pay fees at the time of enrollment, at which time they were also allowed to purchase the Jayhawker Yearbook and coupons for the upcoming Festival of Arts sponsored by Student Union Activities. Also today, KU's 12 social sororities had issued invitations to 253 women, mostly freshmen, who had participated in spring rush.
  • The Kansas House today received 18 new bills, including a "women's liberation" measure introduced by Rep. John Peterson, R-Topeka. The bill would give a woman the right to choose upon marriage whether she would retain her maiden name or assume her husband's surname.
  • Two paintings, part of a collection of works by Walter Yost, were reported stolen today from the Lawrence Public Library. Library director Wayne Mayor said that the watercolors were valued at $190.
  • A bomb threat phoned it at 1:27 a.m. on a recent Sunday had resulted in the evacuation of the Elks Club, 3705 W. 23rd. A 30-minute search of the building by officers had yielded no explosive device.

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