40 years ago: Bus business booming on KU campus

From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Sept. 2, 1973:

  • The bus system at Kansas University was reported to be doing a great business. More than 500 bus passes had been sold so far on campus, according to Mert Buckley, Wichita junior and student body president. Buckley said that he and Duane Ogle, owner of the Lawrence Bus Co., had ridden several bus routes during the past week and had found buses packed. The Student Senate Executive Committee had agreed to propose to the Student Senate that another bus be added to the system.
  • Cautious local drivers were topping off their tanks today in apprehension of a gas shortage or large-scale closings in protest of federal price controls. However, local reports indicated that motorists would have little to no trouble buying fuel over the holiday weekend. “Our checks show it will be just like it has been all summer,” said William Boston, public affairs director for a regional Automobile Club office. “The gasoline may not be where the motorist wants it, but it will be there somewhere.”