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40 years ago: Celebrations planned for Vietnam ceasefire

January 26, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 26, 1973:

  • Bells were to toll, flags were to be flown, and many U.S. citizens were planning to attend special services, including at least five in Lawrence, on Saturday as the nation took note of the official beginning of the Vietnam ceasefire. From Mount Oread today came the news that at least three service men listed as prisoners of war in Southeast Asia were Kansas University graduates, with three others having KU connections, according to Richard Wintermote, executive director of the KU Alumni Association. The association had cross-checked a list of area men held captive in Vietnam with its records to identify the men.
  • Liquor-by-the-drink was once again being debated in Topeka. Hank Parkinson, lobbyist for Kansans for Modern Alcoholic Beverage Control, Inc., and the Rev. Richard E. Taylor, director of Kansas United Dry Forces, appeared together today at a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Parkinson emphasized the economic loss to Kansas in convention business which was going to other states because Kansas prohibited bars.
  • Movies showing in Lawrence this week included "Treasure Island," "A Boy Named Charlie Brown," Walt Disney's "Snowball Express," "Carry On Doctor," and "Butterflies are Free."

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