40 years ago: Liquor-by-the-drink defeated again

From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 18, 1974:

  • The controversial liquor-by-the-drink issue had met its death again in Topeka, at least for the 1974 legislative session. The amendment had fallen 20 votes short of adoption today in the Kansas House. There had been 64 votes in favor, with 84 required for adoption; there had been 60 votes in opposition. In the other Kansas chamber today, the state senate approved two proposed constitutional amendment related to legalization of gambling. The votes was 28-11 on a resolution to submit for a vote in August an amendment to remove a lottery prohibition from the state constitution. Another proposed amendment, which would legalize only “gambling bingo,” was passed 29-10. The two resolutions were now headed to the House.
  • Lawrence school and city officials were considering building a jointly-funded indoor swimming pool. USD 497 board members had brought up the subject to Lawrence City Commissioners at a recent meeting. Dave Kendall, assistant school superintendent for instruction and personnel, said that such a pool would cost $800,000 to $1 million.