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       Minutes of the Meeting of the Executive Conmmittee of the Board of
Trustees of the University of Kentucky, Tuesday, June 11, 1974

       The Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the University of
Kentucky met at 2:00 o'clock (Central Daylight Time) on Tuesday, June 11, 1974
in the Board Room in the Patterson Office Tower on the University campus with
the following members present: Mr. Albert G. Clay, Mr. Richard E. Cooper,
Mr. George W. Griffin, Mr. Garvice Kincaid and Mr. William B. Sturgill. Mrs.
Rexford Blazer, ex officio secretary, was unable to attend and Professor Paul
Sears, assistant secretary of the Board, was present in her place. The University
administration was represented by President Otis A. Singletary; Vice Presidents
Alvin L. Morris, Lewis W. Cochran, Robert Zurnwinkle, Stanley Wall, Peter
Bosornworth, Lawrence Forgy, and Raymond Hornback: Dr. Donald B. Clapp,
Executive Assistant to the President; and Mr. John Darsie, Legal Counsel. The
various news media were represented at the meeting.

       A. Meeting Opened

       Mr. Clay called the meeting to order at 2:05 p. ni. Following the invo-
cation, pronounced by Mr. Clay, the assistant secretary reported a quorum
present and the meeting was declared officially open for the conduct of business
at 2:07 p.mn.

       B. Student Trustee Sworn In

       Mr. David Mucci, the new president of Student Government, was present
and Mr. Clay requested Mr. John Darsie to administer the oath of office to him.
Mr. Mucci, by virtue of his office, becomes the Student Trustee on the Board for
a one-year ternm ending in May, 1975.

       C. Resolutions Adopted

       Mr. Clay asked Professor Sears to read the resolutions prepared for
Mr. Jesse M. Alverson, Jr. , Mr. Thomas P. Bell, and Mr. James Flegle whose
terms on the Board have expired.

       Following the reading of the resolutions, copies of which are appended at
the end of the Minutes, Professor Sears moved that they be adopted, spread upon
the Minutes of the meeting, and a copy sent to each individual. Mr. Sturgill
seconded the motion and it passed with all present voting "Aye'. (See Resolutions
at the end of the Minutes. )



       D. President's Report

       President Singletary reviewed the items in PR 1, calling particular
attention to the announcement of the appointment of Dr. William L. Matthews, Jr.
and Dr. Stephen Diachun to fill the two new alumni professorships authorized by
the Board of Trustees at its May meeting.

       Mr. Clay accepted the report and ordered it filed.

       E. Recommendations of the President (PR 2)

       Noting that the items in PR 2 were routine in nature, President Singletary
recommended that it be approved as a whole.

       After determining that there were no questions, Mr. Clay called for a
motion. Mr. Cooper moved that PR 2 be approved as a whole. His motion was
seconded by Mr. Griffin and passed without dissent.

       President Singletary said that the appointment of Mr. Vonderheide as
Director of the University Information Services was one of those just approved
,and introduced Mr. Vonderheide who was present at the meeting. Mr. Clay
welcomed him to the University and extended best wishes of the Board for a happy
and successful tenure. (See PR 2 at the end of the Minutes.

       F. Associate Degree Program in Dental Hygiene Approved (PR 4)

       President Singletary said that the proposed new program relating to the
degree of Associate in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene brings together the
College of Dentistry and fhe Community College System in an effort to satisfy the
need for properly trained dental hygienists for the more rural regions of Kentucky.
The College of Dentistry has designed a laboratory that can be moved into a class-
room in one of the community colleges. When the need in one area has been
satisfied the unit can be moved to another college in another part of the state. The
project has had a good reception from practicing dentists and external funds have
been promised for at least two years with an additional promise of money from
outside agencies to purchase the necessary equipment. Concluding that since this
is a new program requiring certification of its graduates, President Singletary
said that the proposal required approval by the Board of Trustees and the Council
on Public Higher Education and recommended that the Board give such approval.

       Professor Sears moved that approval be given for the activation of the new
program leading to the degree of Associate in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene.
His motion was seconded by Mr. Sturgill and passed. (See PR 4 at the end of the



       G. Redesignation of the Bureau of School Services as Center for
Professional Development (PR 5)

       President Singletary recommended approval of the recommendation in
PR 5 to redesignate the Bureau of School Services in the College of Education as
the Center for Professional Development, a name which would more properly
describe the operation of this unit.

       Without discussion, on motion by Mr. Cooper, seconded by Mr. Griffin
and passed, the Bureau of School Services in the College of Education was re-
designated as the Center for Professional Development. (See PR 5 at the end of
the Minutes. )

       H. Retirement Resolution (PR 6)

       At the request of the President, Mr. Forgy explained that the resolution
recommended in PR 6 would permit a limited numnber of employees to work
beyond the mandatory retirement age of 70 in order to establish the fifteen years
of service required to receive retirement benefits. Although the University has
no obligation to these employees the waiver of the mandatory retirement age
would be a humane and generous gesture on the part of the University.

       Without further discussion, on motion by Mr. Sturgill, seconded by Mr.
Kincaid and passed with all present voting affirmatively, the recommendation in
PR 6 was approved. (See PR 6 at the end of the Minutes. )

       I. Budget Revisions for 1973-74 and 1974-75 Approved (PR 7 and PR 8)

       President Singletary explained that there wvere two sets of recommended
budget revisions included on the agenda - one for changes in the 1973-74 budget
and one for the 1974-75 budget.

       The Board members having already had the opportunity to examine these
changes and having no questions, on motion by Mr. Griffin, seconded by Mr.
Cooper and passed, the revisions as recommended in PR 7 and PR 8 were author-
ized and approved (See PR 7 and PR 8 at the end of the Minutes.

       J. Interin Financial Report (FCR 1)

       Mr. Sturgill, chairman of the Finance Committee, said that inasmuch as
the Interim Financial Report submitted in FCR 1 was routine in nature and a
matter of record, moved that the report be accepted. His motion was seconded
by Professor Sears and passed. (See FCR 1 at the end of the Minutes. )



      K. Meeting Adjourned

      After first determining that there was no further business to come before
the meeting, Mr. Clay called for a motion for adjournment. The motion being
made, duly seconded and carried, the meeting adjourned at 2:30 p.m.

                                        Respectfully submitted,

                                        Paul G. Sears, Assistant Secretary
                                        Board of Trustees

(The Resolutions, PRs 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 and FCR 1 which follow are official
parts of the Minutes of the meeting. )



The Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky notes with regret the expiration
of the term of

                         JESSE M. ALVERSON, JR.

as an appointive member of the Board and wishes through this resolution to express
its thanks and appreciation to him for the loyal and devoted service he has rendered
during his four years as a trustee of the University of Kentucky.

Mr. Alverson, editor of the Paris Daily Enterprise and vice president of the Paris-
Bourbon County lBroadcasting Conmpany, wais appointed to the Board of Trustees by
Former Governor Louie B. Ntunn for a four-year termn beginning January 1, 1970
and ending December 31, 1973.

An active participant in community affairs in Paris and Bourbon County, Mr.
Alverson brought the same enthusiasm and desire to be helpful to his duties as
a trustee. 1ie wvas faithful in his attendance and was loyal and supportive of the
institution which he served.

An avid sports fan, Mr. Alverson encouraged and supported the athletics program
of the University and rendered invaluable assistance in the area of student publi-
cations. He served on the Hearing Committee and the Medical Center Committee
and was a valuable and contributing member of both.

Eager to be of service whenever called upon, Mr. Alverson made a real contri-
bution during his tenure as a member of the Board and his absence from future
deliberations of this body will be noted with regret by his fellow members. In
appreciation and thanks, therefore, for services rendered, it is moved that this
resolution be adopted, spread upon the Minutes of the meeting, and a copy sent to
Mr. Aloeerson.



The Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky notes with regret the expiration
of the term of

                             THOMAS P. BELL

as an alumnus member of the Board and wishes through this resolution to express
its deep and sincere thanks and appreciation to him for the loyal and dedicated
service he has rendered during his four years as a trustee of the University of

WHEREAS, Mr. Bell gave freely and graciously of his time and talents for the benefit
of the institution which he served; and

WHEREAS, his rapport with his fellow members, with the University faculty and
administration, and with the student body was outstanding; and

WHEREAS, his sharp and inquiring legal mind enabled him to quickly grasp a
problem and arrive at both a practical and workable solution; and

WHEREAS, his sense of fair play and justice provided him an insight and under-
standing of both sides of an issue; and

WHEREAS, his sense of humor and good will toward all made him an enjoyable and
delightful companion and co-worker; and

WHEREAS, his sound judgment and common sense contributed greatly to the
deliberations of this Board; and

WHEREAS, he will be greatly missed by his fellow menmbers; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that this Board recognize Mr. Bell's many contributions as vice chairman
of the Board; member of the Executive Committee; chairman of the Hearing Committee
and of the Special Committee appointed to draft rules and regulations of the University
applicable to emergency situations; and member of the Student Code Hearing Committee,
Medical Center Committee, and Trustee member of the committee appointed to study
University Housing Policies; and further

BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution of thanks and appreciation be adopted, spread
upon the Minutes of the meeting, and a copy sent to Mr. Bell.



The Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky notes with regret the expiration
of the term of

                           JAMES L. FLEGLE, JR.

as a student member of the Board and wishes through this resolution to express its
thanks and appreciation to him for the manner in which he represented the interests
of the student body and for his calm and judicious approach to the solution of
problems, both those concerning the students and those concerning the entire Uni-
versity community.

Mr. Flegle came to the University of Kentucky as a graduate of Carlisle County
High School in 1969 and graduated from this institution in 1974. He compiled an
amazing record as a debater and] climaxed his college debate career by being
inducted into the University's 'Debaters' Fall of Fame".

Elected as President of Student Government by his fellow students in the Spring of
1973, Mr. Flegle became the sixth student member of the Board of Trustees.
Although not officially seated until September 1973, Mr. Flegle spent the summer
months in preparing himself for his responsibilities as a member of the Board.
His abilities as a debater were soon evident to his fellow Board members for he
presented the students' viewpoint eloquently and persuasively. He served as a
member of the Student Code Revision Committee and, among the items be advocated
and saw passed was the elimination of expulsion fromn the Code. His advocacy of
increased student input in the faculty promotion and tenure decisions played an
important part in its acceptance.

The Board of Trustees wishes to recognize Mr. Flegle's accomplishments as a
student, as a debater, as president of Student Government, and as a fellow Trustee,
and to express its best wishes for continuing success in his chosen field of endeavor.
He served the students of this institution effectively and well and he will be missed
by his fellow trustees.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution of appreciation for the contri-
butions made by this young man be adopted, ordered spread upon the Minutes of the
meeting, and a copy sent to Mr. Flegle.



                            June 11, 1974


     With the addition of 72,000 volumes last year to the University
Libraries' collection, holdings in the King Library and in the eleven
branch libraries now total 1.3 million volumes, Paul A. Willis, direc-
tor, reports. The ranking in number of volumes among the 81 members
of the Association of Research Libraries is 54th.

     Mr. Willis said the library ranks 13th in the nation in total
microforms held, which number 1,059,178, essentially doubling the
million-plus volumes available to users of King Library. In the num-
ber of periodicals held and subscribed to, the library ranks 14th,
with 33,000.

     The above statistics do na include library holdings in the com-
munity colleges, or the branch libraries in medicine and pharmacy.

     The Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, with 23
member libraries, ranks the University seventh in number of volumes

     Mr. Willis added that the new King North addition will adequately
provide for approximately ten years' growth of the collection.


     The NCAA-National Summer Youth Sports Program began yesterday at
Seaton Sports Center, and will continue for five weeks, with an awards
ceremony tentatively scheduled for the last day, July 12, according
to Dr. Don R. Kirkendall, activity director. The program, currently
underwritten by the Office of Economic Opportunity but expected to be
shifted to HEW sponsorship if a bill currently before the Congress
re-establishes it, is designed to serve boys and girls from low-income

     The 250 youths are brought by bus from their respective neighbor-
hoods to the Seaton Center before 9 a.m., given juice and cookies upon
their arrival, and started in the first of three "stations," or activ-
ities they will participate in that day. The "stations" may be an
hour's instruction each in tennis, soccer or swimming. They will take
part in an enrichment program, which will feature successful people
in talks and discussions, and will be provided lunch before they are
returned to their neighborhoods.


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     A rainfall simulator, the only one of its kind in the nation,
will be used by its builder, Dr. David Kao, to study the mechanics
of rainfall and runoff soil erosion so that better quantitative
sediment prediction may be obtained.

     The professor of civil engineering is concerned with gully
erosion that occurs during strip mine operation, highway construc-
tion and urbanization.

     The simulator is housed in a pressurized room where droplets of
water fall eight feet onto a bed of soil. Water from numerous out-
lets around the sides of the soil provide information on the evolution
of gullys.

     Dr. Kao said he was particularly interested in finding new ways
to anticipate the amount of erosion that will come from strip mining
and from urban development since these are the two principal sources
of siltation in Kentucky.

     The project is funded by the U.S. Department of the Interior,
Office of Water Resources Research.

     Dr. Kao has obtained approval and funding of a new project from
the Department of Interior. He and Dr. Billy Barfield, Department of
Agricultural Engineering, will cooperate on a study of the filtering
capacity of vegetative strips. They will be planting various kinds
of grasses at the bases of slopes to catch silt before it runs into
major streams, enabling them to determine some of the best methods to
control sediment pollution with vegetation practices.


     Dr. William L. Matthews Jr., former dean of the College of Law,
and Dr. Stephen Diachun, chairman of the Department of Plant Pathology,
as new Alumni Professors, will receive grants which are funded from
unrestricted contributions to the annual giving program, supported by
members of the Alumni Association.

     "It is a pleasure and a privilege for the University to recognize
these two fine scholars in this manner," Dr. Otis Singletary said.
"Their contributions to the University have been invaluable and it
pleases me greatly to see this honor bestowed upon them."

     Professor Matthews, dean of the College of Law from 1957 to 1971,
first became associated professionally with the University in 1947 when
he was appointed associate professor.

     Dr. Diachun, a native of Rhode Island, was named professor of
plant pathology in 1959 after serving as an assistant plant patholo-
gist (1943-51) and associate professor and plant pathologist (1951-


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     The Alumni Association presented service awards to four alumni
at its annual meeting and reunion banquet in May.

     Honored were John R. Crockett, Louisville, James S. Hudnall,
Tyler, Texas, Marie Lewis, Syracuse, N.Y., and Frank D. Peterson,

     The association has recognized 53 men and women since 1960 for
their exceptional interest and help in alumni affairs.

     Crockett, a 1949 graduate, is past chairman of the Jefferson
County Alumni Committee and a member of the Alumni Board of Directors.
He currently is serving a four-year term on the Board of Trustees.

     Hudnall, who graduated in 1921, last year set up a $100,000 fund
to challenge other alumni to contribute to the 1973 Annual-Giving
Fund. He is a charter member of the Development Council, a life
member of the Alumni Association and a University of Kentucky fellow.

     Miss Lewis, a 1948 graduate, has been active in the Central New
York UK Alumni Club. She served for two years as its president and
for the past eight years has served as coordinator for the Club's
annual Kentucky Derby party.

     Peterson played a major role in the development of both Carnahan
House and Spindletop Hall as headquarters for the alumni club, and
served as its president. He also helped in acquiring part of the
land in 1961 on which the present Helen G. King Alumni House stands
at the corner of Rose Street and Euclid Avenue.


     The Alumni Association has commissioned famed Kentucky artist
C. G. Morehead to paint the 92-year-old Administration Building--
the oldest and perhaps best-known structure on campus.

     Morehead's original painting will be reproduced in a limited
edition of 5,000 prints and sold by the association to raise money
for student scholarships as part of the Kentucky Bicentennial cele-

     The Administration Building is the only structure remaining of
the three original buildings dedicated in 1882, and therefore is a
link for older alumni who visit the ever-changing campus.

     Known as Kentucky's Artist of Property, Morehead has painted
19 different old structures in Kentucky and elsewhere. All of the
paintings were available in limited edition prints, most of which
have been sold. Some prints which originally sold for $15 now are
selling for up to $155.

     The artist is expected to finish painting the Administration
Building in time for prints to be available this fall. He personally
checks each print for quality before signing it.


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     A two-year study being conducted by a team at the College of
Engineering is looking for a pattern in recreational vehicle acci-

     With primary assistance from the Kentucky State Police and the
Metro Police Department in Fayette County, the $370,000 project is
supervised by Vincent Sayre, graduate student in the Department of
Civil Engineering. John Hutchinson is principal investigator.

     The study will include almost every c1inceivable variable that
could have influenced an accident. In addinion to the usual time
of day, weather conditions, direction of travel and related factors,
the research team will determine the driver's mental state in 50
separate accidents.


     The Alumni Association on May 10 honored four faculty members
who have distinguished themselves in teaching.

     Recipients of Great Teacher Awards were James R. Richardson,
professor of law; John N. Walker, professor of agricultural engineer-
ing; Elizabeth Ann Walthall, associate professor of biological
sciences at Ashland Community College, and Ralph E. Wiseman, pro-
fessor of biological sciences.

     Awards were announced at the Alumni Association's annual meeting
and reunion banquet. A $500 award was presented to each honored
faculty member.


     Dr. Howard Beers, distinguished professor of rural sociology and
director of the Center for Developmental Change, was honored last month
by a symposium in his name. He was cited for his more than 35 years'
service to the University.

     The subject of the symposium was the appropriate role of the state
university in solving regional, national, international, and social and
economic problems. The two-day event was sponsored by the Graduate
School and the Department of Sociology.

     Much of Dr. Beers' professional life has been devoted to social
and economic development of rural societies in the U. S., Indonesia,
India, and parts of Europe.

     The symposium brought to the campus a numter of distinguished edu-
cators and administrators, including Clifton R. Wharton, president of
Michigan State University.



     A remote control, experimental vehicle designed and constructed
at the College of Engineering was shown recently on ABC television
network news.

     Filming of the vehicle was a part of news coverage given national
student competition in fire fighting at Marinette, Wis.

     The vehicle was exhibited by a team from the Department of Elec-
trical Engineering. They were Dwight Lewis, Greenville, Gene Jones,
Ekron, Don Garland, Middlesboro, and Dr. Robert Cosgriff, professor
of electrical engineering, and team advisor.

     The team fitted out the vehicle for fire fighting and entered it
in the National Student Fire Fighting Contest sponsored by Students
Against Fires (SAF), Dr. Cosgriff said.

     "This vehicular system is probably the most sophisticated ground
based vehicle ever developed and was certainly impressive in the con-
test," Prof. Cosgriff added.


     The College of Engineering has honored 11 students for outstand-
ing achievement. They are: Michael Simms, 3706 Hanover Rd., St.
Matthews, who received the American Society of Civil Engineers award;
David Burden, Echols, the A. L. Chambers award; Martin A. Wand,
Route 9, Bowling Green, the H. Alex Romanowitz award; James Gordon,
500 Burnside Drive, Vine Grove, the Pi Tau Sigma outstanding sophomore
award; Michael Lewis Munday, Crofton, the "Old Timers" award.

     Outstanding seniors (and their field of study) were Barry Dean
Rankin, Route 2, Danville, agricultural engineering; Howard Francis
Moore, Louisa, chemical engineering; Donald Lee Bryenton, 337 Forest
Meadows, Medina, O., civil; Thomas Leonard Schoo, 1851 Marietta
Drive, Lexington, electrical; Ernest L. Fletcher, 4070 Victoria Way,
Lexington, mechanical, and Jay Erwin Benjamin, 2204 Cranston Rd.,
University Heights, 0., metallurgical engineering.


     Dr. William D. Ehmann, Department of Chemistry, has received
an extension of a grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Ad-
ministration for studies on the chemical evaluation of moon properties.

     Dr. Ehmann presented a paper last March at the fifth NASA Lunar
Science Conference. It was titled "Implications of Zr and Hf Abun-
dances and their Ratios in Lunar Materials."

     Last'summer he presented a paper to the Meteoritical Society in
Davos, Switzerland, titled "Zirconium and Hafnium Abundances in Lunar
Materials and Meteorites and Implications of their Ratios."




     Mrs. Alberta Coleman, recipient of the Sullivan Award, and wife
of Dr. Lee Coleman, Department of Sociology, is volunteer coordinator
of Tenant Services and Organization Assistance, a group she helped
organize in 1968. The award was presented during commencement exer-
cises in Memorial Coliseum on May 11.

     Student recipients of the Sullivan Medallion, established in
honor of the late New York philantropist, Algernon Sydney Sullivan,
were Kris W. Kimel, Lexington, graduate student in the College of
Social Professions, and Tracy Ann Bruce, Cincinnati, graduating
senior in journalism.

     Mrs. Coleman's citation recalled a newspaper feature story about
her which stated that her attention "constantly is focused on the
problems of Lexington's poor, displaced, and homeless.'

     Active for many years in the University Women's Club and the
League of Women Voters, she became concerned over the problems of
housing while president of the latter group in 1966.

     "In honoring Alberta Coleman, we are in a sense saluting all
faculty wives who give of their time and talent to community affairs,"
the citation stated.

     Kimel, an August 1973 graduate of the College of Social Profes-
sions, has, in the eyes of faculty and colleagues in Social Profes-
sions, "shown his commitment to human dignity, worth, and basic human

     In recommending Miss Bruce, a professor wrote, "I wish there
were more students like her on campus, and in this world at large."
A member of numerous honor societies and cultural activities com-
mittees, she was a member of Kentuckians Interested in Disadvantaged
Students, and she did voluntary tutoring. "She is always cheerful
and gives tirelessly of herself whenever she accepts these demanding
positions of responsibility. Being a natural leader she shares her
ideas and exudes excitement; consequently her opinions and outlooks
are always respected," the citation stated.


     Fourteen students in the recent College of Law graduating class
have been named to the Order of the Coif, an honor society for law

     They are: Maxwell P. Barrett, William Engle III, and Paul R.
Keen, all of Hazard; David C. Fannin, Catlettsburg; James T. Gilbert,
Berea; Frank H. McCartney, Flemingsburg; Thomas W. Miller and J.
David Rosenberg, Lexington; Thomas M. Cooper, Elizabethtown; W. D.
Lambert, Henderson; Frank Stainback, Paducah; John Porter Sawyer Jr.,
St. Matthews; Robert G. Lowen, Binghamton, N. Y., and Mark Hutchinson,
Carlyle, Ill.


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     Dr. S. Sidney Ulmer, professor of political science, was named
recipient of the $3,000 Sang Award, an award given to the graduate
faculty member judged "to have made the most outstanding contribution
to the graduate program." The award was founded by Philip D. Sang of

     A specialist in constitutional law and behavior, Dr. Ulmer joined
the faculty in 1963 after seven years at Michigan State University, in
East Lansing. He was cited in 1963 as one of the nation's "most in-
novative scholars studying the legal process," in a survey published
under the title, "Innovators in the Study of the Legal Process."

     He is the author of "Courts as Small and Not So Small Groups,'
and "Military Justice and the Right to Counsel," editor of two other
books, and the author of 45 research articles and numerous reviews in
books and scholarly journals. He has served on the board of directors
of many of these journals, and held offices in many scholarly organi-

     Dr. Ulmer has received more than $95,000 in research funds since
1965 from such sources as the National Science Foundation, Sperry-
Hutchinson Foundation and the UK Research Foundation.


     The recent Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, held on campus,
also was billed as an international symposium on the 20th c. writer
and poet, R. M. Rilke. Speakers included prominent scholars from
the U.S., Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Australia. Travel funds
for the foreign participants were provided by the German and Austrian
Cultural Institutes and the University of Adelaide/Australia.

     A Rilke Exhibit, featuring rare editions and translations of
the poet's works from the King Library and a private American collec-
tor, remains open at the Special Collections Department, new annex,
the library. Mrs. Victor Hammer, UK Libraries, assisted with the
exhibit. Dr. Ingeborg H. Solbrig, assistant professor of German,
organized the conference for the German department.


     University debaters captured third place in the recent National
Debate Tournament held at Colorado Springs.

     The top varsity team--Ben Jones of Campbellsville and Jim Flegle,
Bardwell--was awarded the third place trophy after dropping their semi-
final round to Augustana College on a 5-4 decision.

     Another University team, Mark Viehe, Lexington, and Gerry Oberst,
Owensboro, reached the octo-finals before losing to University of
Southern California on a 5-4 decision. Jones was awarded one of the
top speaker trophies in the country. Flegle and Jones finished the
eight preliminary rounds as the top ranking team, including a 3-0 de-
cision over Harvard University which went on to win the tournament.


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     The nineteen awards received through the Research Foundation
during April added $212,503.75 to funds for research at the Univer-
sity. The total since last July 1 is $15,896,980.22. April, however,
saw 36 grantees receive additional funds in the amount of $362,999.10.
Some of these were researchers in tobacco and health and in the Medi-
cal Center.


     Agronomy--J. Herron and C. Rieck, Weed Control, Monsanto Company,
$750 additional. J. Leggett, Regulation of Leaf Nitrate Levels in
Burley Tobacco, Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corp., $1,500. C. Rieck
and J. Herron, Toxicity and Selectivity of Triazine Herbicides, Ciba-
Geigy Corporation, $11,500 additional. C. Rieck, Leptophos--Dicamba
Metabolism--Vel 4207 and Vel 4359 Metabolism, Velsicol Chemical Corp.,
$13,000 additional. J. Sims and W. Atkinson, Influence of Nitrogen
Fertilization, Brown and Williamson, $2,500 additional. J. Smiley,
Tobacco Research, Brown and Williamson, $1,500 additional. N. Taylor,
Donald F. Jones, Predoctoral Scholarship for Kenneth H. Quesenberry,
Research Corporation, $4,6