Archive for Thursday, July 18, 2013

40 years ago: Lawrence mayor volunteers for Sidewalk Bazaar dunk tank

July 18, 2013


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for July 18, 1973:

  • The traditional Sidewalk Bazaar was to take place downtown this week. In addition to the usual outdoor merchants' tables, about 20 booths were scheduled to be staffed by local clubs and social action agencies. Dixieland music, outdoor theater, and sales of baked goods and handmade crafts were also mentioned in the plans for the event. Mayor Nancy Hambleton was to face her constituents from a perch atop a dunking tank. To quote today's Journal-World, "Mayor Hambleton's public accountability will take place from 7:30 to 8 p.m. in the arcade between Penney's and Ernst and Son Hardware in the 800 block of Massachusetts." Citizens were invited to share their opinions of local issues with the mayor with the help of a properly aimed baseball. A donation of five dollars for three chances was asked by the Lawrence Jaycees; proceeds were to go toward the Council on the Aging's mini-bus fund.
  • A crowd of 100 to 150 guests was expected at a dedication breakfast for five new buildings on the Haskell Indian Junior College campus. The breakfast at Curtis Hall was to feature Sen. James B. Pearson as the keynote speaker. The new buildings were American Horse Hall, a warehouse; Tam-I-Nend Hall, a masonry facility; Ross Hall, the new electronics building; Navarre Hall, the printing school facility; and Winnemucca Complex, an auto mechanics center. The buildings were to be open for tours following the dedication ceremonies, and the Chamber Haskell Committee urged Lawrence residents to attend to stress the cultural and economic importance of the junior college to the community.


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