The Distinguished Professor Lecture by English Professor
William S. Ward was presented Thursday. In the lecture, entitled
"Laying Bricks and Squaring a Circle: Wordsworth aInd Two of His
Literary Friends," Dr. Ward said, "there has been extensive examnin-
ation of the major writers, but neglect of a whole circle of lesser
figures, friends, literary essays, diaries, letters and personal

     The Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor has been elected
yearly since 1944 by secret ballot of members of the faculty of the
College of Arts and Sciences. It is the highest honor the faculty be-
stows on its members. By custom, the professor selected is relieved
of his teaching duties for a semester to engage in research. Tradi-
tionally, he prepares a lecture exhibiting the result of his inquiry.

     Dr. Ward, Cynthiana native and Georgetown College graduate, has
graduate degrees from Harvard and Duke Universities. lie has been a
member of the English department since 1930, serving as chairman,
1951-64. He is the author of four books on English literature of the
early 19th century and numerous other published literary studies.


     Mass transportation rapidly is becoming an attractive and neces-
sary mode of travel around, to and from the campus.

     Beginning Dec. 1, when the old Lexington Transit Corporation be-
came Lexington-Fayette County Transit Authority, a new fleet of air-
conditioned, blue and white, 45-passenger buses began operating not
only on campus but throughout the city.

     Joe Burch, director of public safety, said the Uni4versity re-
quested its buses be blue and white, and officials at LexTran. decided
to order the same color scheme on all buses.

     Burch said traffic and parking problems around the campus neces-
sitated better and cheaper modes of mass transportation. "We are now
parking 1,500 cars a day at no charge, in lots around Commonwealth
Stadium," he said. "The current energy crisis has increased. our

     As soon as the new authority is settled into a routine operation,
Burch expects talks will begin on scheduling more city buses to bring
University employees to the campus.

     The campus buses will continue without a charge, the sameroutinq- -
three on the regular campus runs and three on a shuttle run from Comimon-
wealth Stadium to the center of campus. The markings are: "Stadium
Shuttle," "Student Center," "Complex," and "Shawneetown."

     "We will have a special bus, featuring a hydraulic lift for handi-
capped persons, but it will take time for the necessary equipmrCnt to he
installed," Burch said.