40 years ago: Kief’s suffers large loss in ovenight burglary

From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 17, 1974:

A loss of several thousand dollars’ worth of equipment was feared after an overnight break-in was discovered this morning at Kief’s Discount Records & Stereo, 711 W. 23rd. A definite figure could not be set until inventory was completed, which could take several days, police said. It appeared that missing items included complete stereo sets and components, records, and other merchandise. Entry had been made by punching a hole in a wall between Kief’s and the dental office of Theodore Wiklund.

After a surprising absence of debate, a liquor by the drink amendment was tentatively approved today by the Kansas House. The voice vote appeared to have been a close one, with nearly as many against the amendment as were for it. If approved by two-thirds of the members of the House and the Senate, the amendment would go on the general election ballot in November.

Federal energy officials indicated this week that a final decision on gasoline rationing was not likely before this summer. John Sawhill, deputy director of the Federal Energy Office, said the Nixon administration would face more pressure in the summer to start rationing as gas use would rise sharply at vacation time.