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Archive for Sunday, June 30, 2013

40 years ago: Lawrence woman enters contest, wins new cooking appliance

June 30, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 30, 1973:

  • Mrs. Raymond Schaake, 2146 Louisiana, enjoyed entering contests, but her latest winning was making her think twice about continuing that particular hobby. Several months earlier, she had entered the Better Homes and Gardens Magic Menu promotion, hoping for the grand prize of a trip for two to Hawaii. "I'm always sending in coupons and entering contests, so I told my husband, 'Well, looks like we're going to Hawaii,' but I didn't think I'd win," said Mrs. Schaake, who received word from contest officials that she had won fourth prize -- a microwave oven. "It came today and it's so big it won't fit in my kitchen," she said, adding that she had been forced to set it up in the basement. "I thought it would be a little broiler or something. I had no idea it would be so big. It weighs 76 pounds.... My friends were all excited and said you could heat leftovers in a minute and all this, but I'm going to get awfully tired running up and down the stairs when I use it."
  • From Wimbledon, England: "Bjorn Borg, tennis' teenage heartthrob, has a request for his young admirers at Wimbledon: Don't squeal so much when he's playing. He's a tennis player, not a rock star, and the noise is liable to put him off. Borg is a handsome 17-year-old Swede with fashionably long, blond hair. He's also the sensation of this year's Wimbledon.... But all the adulation is beginning to affect his play."

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