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purposes. The statement which has been made on several occasions to the effecg that Kentudcv ads becoming an industrial state and would not need as much ;L\ emphasis on agriculture is just B hali-truth. It is certainlv true that we are growing and progressing sgdustriallv and it is also true that fewer persons are gaining their livelihood from agricultural pursuits, pg; gg; however, as we have increases in population in Kentuckv, we must feed and clothe these persons and the significant place which increased agricultural efficiencv will hold in our growing econcmv cannot be minimized, In fact, agricultural experimentation becomes even more important for the dave to come than it has been in the past. The concern which Mr. Crasenn expresses in his article about the qi|§'fact experiments conducted on rich Bluegrass land can hardlv be applied to thinner and less fertile soil found in most parts of the state does not "hold water", particularlv when it is known that Coldstream is to be used primarilv for livestodk experimentatiai. The matter of the profit which Mr. Grant realized on his part of the purchase is only an indication of the times in which we are living. I happen to know of a person who purchased a house only three months ago for $12,000 and skold it recentlv for $17,500. The fact that we could now sell the Grant section of the propertv for rnrc than the amount paid for it does not seem to have entered their minds. The third item which seems to merit some comment is the one which deals with the "hholesale exodus of staff members in sensitive pmxi administrative positions, including seven deans who resigned or readied the age of retirement." We have carefullv checked the changes which have taken place in the deanships during this past wear and once more Mr. Creason has been guiltv of an innuendo which seems to me to be inexcusable. It is true that there have been seven new deans appointed, but onlv two of the seven have moveé>to env other pmxtkimnxsxznptx thmxxxxhmxhxxnxxnttxxdxxand institution. The seven appointments are as follows: Dr. William R. Willard, appointed as vice—president and dean of the Medical Center. No resignation involved here, Dr. Lvman V. Ginger named as Dean of the College of Education to take mv place. He served as Acting Dean of the College of Adult and Extension Education until the appointment of Dr. A. D. Albright. No resignation involved here. Dr. A. D. Albright named as Acting Dean of the College of Adult and Extension Education to relieve Dean Ginger of a dual position. No resignation involved here. Dr. William L. Matthews, Jr. appointed as Dean of the College of Law to replace Dean Blish J, Stahr, Jr,. This is one of the two sesignations. Dr, Doris Seward appol;ed as Dean of Women to replace Dean Sarah B. Holmes who zxttxzd when on change-of—work status. Since Dean Hommes is still a member of our staff and is working on several projects, this certainlv does not represent a resignation or retirement. Dr, Charles Elton appointed as Dean of Admissions and Registrar to succeed Dean Robert L. Mills. This is the second segignaticn.