From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for March 25, 1973:
The Board of Trustees of Lawrence Memorial Hospital this week approved $81,000 for building renovations. Items included $40,000 for the surgical and obstetrics areas, $25,000 for fire escapes in the south addition (built in 1955), $10,000 for stairwell alterations in the original building, and $6,000 for improvements to the intensive care waiting room.
A letter to the editor from a seventh-grader this week protested the allowed use of motorboats on Clinton Lake, which was still under construction. "I think we should vote on it," said the young letter-writer. "You shouldn't let the lake get all polluted and overpopulated every weekend by campers. I thought it was going to be made for people to enjoy, but no one will enjoy an overpopulated and polluted lake."
Movie fans could enjoy seeing John Wayne and Ann-Margret in "The Train Robbers" at the Granada on Massachusetts Street this week. Also playing in Lawrence were "Deliverance," "Steel Yard Blues," and "Cabaret." Thirsty motorists could stop at the A&W; Drive-In, 6th and Florida, on Thursdays for a gallon of root beer for only 80 cents, and an ad for Henry's Drive-In at 6th and Missouri proclaimed Monday as "Dog Day" with corn dogs selling for just 15 cents.