Stories for April 1970

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Thursday, April 23

Arrests as tension persists

A total of 45 persons were arrested Wednesday night in connection with continued harassment and seditious activity in Lawrence as a second night of curfew passed without any major new violence or damage.

Tuesday, April 21

Arson suspected in $1 million union loss

A spectacular million-dollar fire, apparently touched off by an incendiary bomb, flashed through the top two floors of the six-level Kansas University Student Union late Monday night to climax a night of racial turmoil in Lawrence.

Violence at School Center

Violence broke out between about 150 blacks and 20 police shortly after 9 a.m. today at the administration center of School District 497 at 2017 La. in the wake of incidents Monday night that included three fires, vandalism and shooting reports.