From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Sept. 8, 1973:
- The 600 block of Massachusetts Street was to be closed one day next week to allow the application of an asphalt overlay. The paving project was part of the Federal Neighborhood Development Program. The Phase II NDP project was also to include paving of the Sixth and Massachusetts intersection. The Phase III NDP project on the Kansas River bridge was to begin n the fall or the following spring, according to officials. John Frazier of the Topeka consulting firm which had prepared a report on the current bridge's condition declined today to specify his firm's recommendations but added, "I would say the bridge is like an old man that has already deteriorated and will probably deteriorate more in the next 10 years than it did in the last 10 years."
- Lawrence gasoline dealers and others in the Mid-American Gasoline Dealers Association said today they were not planning immediate action against a gasoline price ceiling that had gone into effect this morning. Dealers were required to post stickers on their pumps showing the ceiling price as well as the gasoline octane rating.