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40 years ago: Standard Oil to start gas rationing

June 29, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 29, 1973:

  • Standard Oil service stations were to be hit with gasoline rationing which was probably going to affect local gas availability as early as this fall. Dealers in Lawrence today said that the company-wide policy would mean a decrease in gallons for their stations. Chuck Mash of Ramada Inn Standard said that the new allocation system was in compliance with recent federal government recommendations to all companies.
  • In other energy-saving news, an order came from Topeka today for state-owned vehicles to drive 10 mph below the posted speed limit, reduce running of vehicle air conditioners, and abide by stricter motor pool regulations. Henry Schwaller, secretary of administration, called on the general public to report to state officials any time they observed state-marked vehicles traveling over the new speed limits.
  • The Kansas Board of Regents this week cut over $400,000 from Kansas University's requests for state funding for fiscal year 1975 (beginning July 1, 1974). In a closed session, the regents had reviewed budget requests from the six state colleges and universities, cutting the requested increase for all schools from 16.9 percent to 9.7 percent over fiscal 1974.

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