Hawkeye History: January 30, 1975

A group of students from the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity “kidnapped” Iowa City mayor Edgar Czarnecki and held him ransom for 5,000 cans of food to benefit Johnson County Social Services. Some observers panicked at the scene, but were assured that it was all in good fun.

Did you know?

- Fuel efficiency was a major selling point for new cars, and the local Toyota dealership sold Corollas for $2,680.

- The women’s basketball team beat Cornell by a score of 91-23, the largest margin of victory to date.

- Hy-Vee sold Banquet frozen dinners for 39 cents each.

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