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     Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Trustees, University of Kentucky,
Tuesday, December 14, 1971

     The Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky met pursuant to
KRS 164. 170 in a regular statutory quarterly meeting at 2:00 p. m. (Eastern
Standard Time), on Tuesday, December 14, 1971, in Room E on the 18th floor
of the Patterson Office Tower on the campus of the University with the following
members present: Mr. Albert G. Clay, Mr. Jesse M. Alverson, Mr. Thomas
P. Bell, Mrs. Rexford S. Blazer, former Governor A. B. Chandler, Mr.
Richard E. Cooper, Mr. George W. Griffin, Mrs. Robert 0. Clark, Mr. Eugene
Goss, Dr. N. N. Nicholas, Mr. James H. Pence, Mr. Floyd H. Wright; non-
voting faculty members, Professor Paul Oberst and Professor Paul Sears; and
non-voting student member, Mr. Scott Wendelsdorf. Absent from the meeting
were: Governor Wendell Ford, Mr. Wendell P. ButLer, and Mr. J. Robert
Miller. Members of the administration present were: President Otis A.
Singletary, Vice Presidents Alvin L. Morris, Lewis Cochran, A. D. Albright,
Stanley Wall, RobertZumwinkle, Peter P. Bosomworth, and L. E. Forgy; Dr.
Donald B. Clapp, Director of Budget; and Mr. John C. Darsie, Legal Counsel;
and Mr. Jack Hall, Dean of Students. Representatives of the various news media
were also in attendance.

     A. Meeting Opened

     Mr. Clay as Vice Chairman called the meeting to order at Z:00 p. mn. The
invocation was pronounced by Mr. Clay. The Secretary reported a quorum present,
and the meeting was declared officially open for the conduct of business at 2:03 p. m.

     B. Minutes Approved

     On motion by Mr. Bell, seconded by Mrs. Blazer, and passed, the reading
of the Minutes for the November 15, 1971 meeting of the Board of Trustees was
dispensed with and the Minutes were approved as published.

     C. Tribute Paid to Albert Dennis Kirwan

     Mr. Clay asked those present at the meeting to stand for a moment of silent
prayer in memory of Dr. A. D. Kirwan, seventh President of the University of
Kentucky, who died on November 30, 1971, following which Mr. Pence read a
memorial tribute to Dr. Kirwan. On motion duly made, seconded, and carried,
it was ordered that the tribute be spread upon the Minutes of the meeting and copies
sent to President Kirwan's family. A copy of the tribute is appended at the end of
the Minutes.



       D. Announcement Relative to Senate Reception

       President Singletary reminded the members of the Board that the annual
reception in honor of the Board of Trustees which is hosted by the University
Senate was scheduled from 4:00 to 8:00 o'clock, following the meeting and urged
as many members of the Board to attend as could do so.

       E. President's Report to the Trustees

       President Singletary called attention to his monthly report on University
activities since the last meeting of the Board of Trustees. The report was ac-
cepted with thanks and ordered filed.

       F. Recommendations of the President (PR 2)

       The items in PR 2 being routine in nature and there being no questions, on
motion duly made, seconded, and carried, PR 2, Recommendations of the Presi-
dent, was approved as a whole and ordered made an official part of the Minutes of
the meeting. (See PR 2 at the end of the Minutes. )

      G. Supplemental Recommendations of the President (PR 3)

      President Singletary explained that the recommendations in PR 3 would
permit early payment of the supplemental compensation under the Physicians'
Service Plan already approved by the Board of Trustees and recommended ap-
proval. Without discussion, on motion by Governor Chandler, seconded, and
passed, it was so ordered. (See PR 3 at the end of the Minutes. )

      H. Resolution Authorizing, Ratifying and Approving All Action Taken
by the Board at the November 15, 1971, Meeting with Reference to the Plan
of Financing a New Stadium, Parking Areas to be Used in Connection Therewith
and Other Necessary Appurtenances

      Mr. Darsie explained that bond counsel had suggested that all of the action
taken by the Board at the meeting on November 15, 1971, with reference to
financing a new stadium, parking areas to be used in connection therewith and
other necessary appurtenances be authorized, ratified and approved at a statutory
regular meeting of the Board. Thereupon, Mr. Alverson introduced, caused to
be read and moved the immediate adoption of a resolution entitled:




a true copy of which was presented to the meeting at which such resolution was
proposed and a true copy of which is attached to these Minutes. The motion for
the adoption of such resolution was seconded by Mrs. Blazer. After full dis-
cussion the Vice Chairman put the question, and upon call of the roll, the vote
was recorded as follows:

Voting "Aye": Mr. Clay, Mr. Alverson, Mr. Bell, Mrs. Blazer, Mr. Chandler,
Mr. Cooper, Mr. Griffin, Mrs. Clark, Mr. Goss, Dr. Nicholas, Mr. Pence,
and Mr. Wright.

Voting "Nay": None.

     I. Budget Revisions for 1971-72 (PR 4)

     There being no questions relative to budget revisions for 1971-72 as
recommended in PR 4, on motion made, seconded, and passed, PR 4 was ap-
proved. (See PR 4 at the end of the Minutes. )

     J. Changes in Organization of Biological Sciences (PR 5)

     Following a brief discussion of the reasons for the recommended changes
in the organization of Biological Sciences, on motion by Dr. Nicholas, seconded
by Mrs. Clark, and passed, the recommendation in PR 5 was approved. (See
PR 5 at the end of the Minutes. )

     K. Proposed Amnendments of the Governing Regulations (PR 6)

     President Singletary explained that it was necessary for any amendment
to the Governing Regulations to lie upon the table for a month prior to adoption.
He, therefore, recommended that the proposed changes to the Governing Regu-
lations presented in PR 6 be accepted for study and action at the next meeting of
the Board. On motion, and second, with all members assenting, the proposed
amendments were received for consideration and action at the next meeting.
(See PR 6 at the end of the Minutes. )

     L. Resolution Committee Appointed

     Mr. Clay appointed Mr. Richard E. Cooper, Professor Paul Sears and
Mrs. Robert 0. Clark as a committee to draft resolutions for Governor Nunn
and those members of the Board whose terms expire on December 31, 1971.

     M. Interim Financial Report (FCR 1)

On motion by Mr. Griffin, seconded by Mrs. Blazer, and passed, the



interim financial report for the period ending October 31, 1971 was received
and ordered made a matter of record. (See FCR 1 at the end of the Minutes.)

      N. Audit Reports Accepted (FCR 2)

      Having had an opportunity to examine the financial statements submitted
by the firm of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Company covering the affiliated
corporations of the University and there being no questions, on motion by Mr.
Griffin, seconded, and passed, the financial statements of the University of
Kentucky Research Foundation, University of Kentucky Athletic Association, and
The Fund for Advancement of Education and Research in the University of
Kentucky Medical Center were accepted. (See FCR 2 at the end of the Minutes.)

      O. Acquisition of Property Through Condemnation Proceedings
Approved (FCR 3)

     After a brief explanation by, Mr. Forgy of the reasons why it was necessary
for the University to exercise its right of eminent domain in connection with
acquisition of real property owned by the Borden Company, on motion by Mr.
Alverson, seconded by Mrs. Blazer, and passed without dissent, the President
was authorized to proceed with the necessary steps to acquire the aforementioned
property at fair market value. (See FCR 3 at the end of the Minutes.)

     P. Sale of Property (FCR 4)

     Mr. Forgy explained that certain property owned by the University in
M\4uhlenberg County was no longer necessary for the purposes of the University.
Without discussion, on motion and second, the recommendation in FCR 4 relative
to the Muhlenberg County property was approved. (See FCR 4 at the end of the

     Q. Adjustment of Room and Board Rates (FCR 5)

     Noting that the proposed increase of approximately 4. 3 percent in room and
board rates was necessitated by increased costs, Mr. Forgy recommended ap-
proval of FCR 5. On motion by Governor Chandler, seconded by Dr. Nicholas,
and passed without dissent, the recommended adjustment in room and board rates
was approved to become effective on the dates recommended in FCR 5. (See
FCR 5 at the end of the Minutes. )

     R. Proposed Amendment to Student Code

     Mr. Wendelsdorf withdrew his proposed amendment to the Student Code in
compliance to the Board's wish that it be referred to the Student Code Revision


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Committee for consideration, along with other suggested changes in the Student

     S. Independent Status of Kernel Noted

     President Singletary introduced Mike Wines, Editor of the Kernel, who
distributed copies of the final edition of the Kernel as a campus newspaper. The
Kernel has incorporated independently and separately and future issues will be
published off campus.

     Governor Chandler commended the "new look" of the Kernel and gave Mr.
Wines credit for its improvement. He also took the opportunity to commend
Scott Wendelsdorf for his cooperative attitude as the non-voting student member
of the Board of Trustees.

     T. Meeting Adjourned

     There being no further business to come before the meeting on motion duly
made, seconded and carried, the meeting adjourned at 2:32 p. m.

                                                Respectfully submitted,

                                                Lucile T. Blazer
                                                Secretary, Board of Trustees

(Kirwan Resolution, PR 2, PR 3, Ratifying Resolution, PR 4, PR 5, PR 6,
FCR 1, FCR 2, FCR 3, FCR 4, FCR 5, and Proposed Amendment to Student
Code which follow are official parts of the Minutes of the meeting. )


In Memoriam

The Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky notes with deep sorrow
the death of

                        ALBERT DENNIS KIRWAN

seventh president of the University of Kentucky, on Tuesday, November 30,

As each individual is diminished by another's death, so an institution is diminish-
ed by the death of one of its members. When that individual is a person of Dr.
Kirwan's stature, the diminishment is painfully apparent. Others will teach his
classes and carry on his research but no one will ever replace him for he was
unique and few men possess all those traits of character which set him apart
from and a little above his fellowman.

A scholar and a gentleman in the truest meaning of those words, Dr. Kirwan
followed well the precept that "we are here to add what we can to life, not to get
what we can from it". He gave generously of himself at all times and the Board
of Trustees recognizes the personal sacrifices which he made when he assumed
the presidency of the University of Kentucky in 1968 at the Board's request. He
filled an urgent need at that time and, to quote him, he "held the fort" well.

Rochefoucauld could have been describing President Kirwan when he wrote, "It
is only persons of firmness that can have real gentleness". Ab Kirwan was a
kind and gentle man yet a man of strong convictions and quiet courage. He ac-
cepted his own physical frailty without complaint and never used it as a means
of shunning responsibility.

A man with a wry sense of humor and a raconteur par excellence, President
Kirwan drew people to him from every walk of life. He was respected and
esteemed by all segments of the University community and his absence from
this institution he loved so well and to which he gave so much will be keenly
felt by all those whose lives he touched.

Modest and unassuming, Ab Kirwan always deprecated the importance of his
many roles at the University but the long shadow which he cast will linger always
to remind those he has left behind that a great man lived and worked here.

Therefore, in recognition of the great debt which this institution owes to a beloved
man, the Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky meeting in statutory
session on Tuesday, December 14, 1971 orders that this memorial to Dr. Kirwan
be spread upon the Minutes of the meeting and copies thereof sent to Dr. Kirwan's



                          December 14, 1971


    The Honors Program is in its 12th year, and its administrators
feel that a 1959 mandate from the Board of Trustees, "to provide
the best possible training for highly talented young people," has
been successful. Beginning as a pilot program in 1960 with ap-
proximately 40 freshmen, 398 students presently are in the program;
although 75 per cent have better than a 3.0 grade average, and half
of those are above 3.5, they must fill certain requirements beyond
securing a high grade point standing. Most important is participation
in independent work. For example, one chemistry student is engaged in
a research project at Argonne Laboratory in Chicago. Another, in
music, has composed a "substantial mass." An architectural student
has built a house. They are in nine different colleges, and the his-
tory of the program reflects its University-wide coverage. The first
director was from the College of Agriculture, his successor from engi-
neering. The present director is Dr. R. 0. Evans, professor of Eng-
lish. A major success of the program has been its attraction to good
students to attend the University. Operating on the principle that
all Honors students should perform well, the program's administrators
have never been disappointed. Students almost are never dismissed
because of poor grade performance. What mortality exists has been be-
cause of marriage, or the student has transferred to another institu-
tion. Some have dropped out because their interests developed in
different directions. The majority of Honors students enter graduate
or professional schools. At the present, a husband and wife, both
Honors students, are graduating from Harvard with a Ph.D and a degree
in law. All students who have stayed in the pre-medical course have
been accepted by medical schools, and none have graduated below the
middle of their classes.


    All new secretaries at the University now participate in a secre-
tarial training program, conducted by the Personnel office and con-
sisting of ten two-hour sessions. The program, according to its di-
rector, Martin D. May, is designed to outline procedures "unique to
an institution of this kind." He said the training sessions stress
courtesy and telephone practices. There are information sessions on the
library, the research foundation, public relations and data process-
ing. Sessions are held twice a week, for five weeks, in the White Hall
Classroom Building. May said an effort also is made to conduct training
sessions for older secretaries, "to bring them up to date on procedure
changes." Often, he said, outside specialists are brought in to conduct
sessions on the operation of new equipment. He said "our emphasis is on
telephone and business machine techniques, and proper attitudes."


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    The Romanian ambassador to the U.S., Corneliu Bogdan, spent three
days here last month as guest of the University. Highlight of his
visit was a public lecture on November 30, discussing "Romania in the
Concert of Nations." The invitation originated in a class that is
quite knowledgeable about Romania: College of Arts and Sciences 300,
which was set up to offer courses relevant to students' interests and
crosses academic disciplines. A current series is called "East Euro-
pean Nations in Profile." Dr. Joseph A, Kessler of the history depart-
ment is in charge of the course, together with Dr. Michael Impey, in-
structor in Italian who specializes in Romanian literature, since both
Romanian and Italian are Romance languages. Dr. Impey also offers a
full-year course in the Romanian language, the first at the University.
In-depth lectures are being presented in the course by Dr. Ernest
Yanarella of the political science department, Dr. Curtis E. Harvey
of the College of Business and Economics, Dr. Walter Abbott of the
sociology department, and Miss Linda Mikel of the geography department.
Guest lecturers have included a Greek Orthodox priest in Lexington who
lived in Romania until 1950, and a top Romanian economist who spoke on
Romania's planned economy. Mr. Bogdan spoke to the class.


    Wendell E. Berry, distinguished professor of the College of Arts
and Sciences, presented the annual Distinguished Professor of the
Year lecture on November 17 in Memorial Hall. Title of Prof. Berry's
address was "Discipline and Hope: Some Notes Toward a Definition of a
New Middle." He was elected by his fellow faculty members in the col-
lege last winter and as recipient of the award was released from his
duties during the Spring semester. He is the 27th winner of the
coveted award, established in 1944 as a means of recognizing academic
achievement. In his address, he said: "The only life we may hope to
live is here. It seems likely that if we are to reach the earthly
paradise at all, we will reach it only when we have ceased to strive
and hurry so to get there. There is no 'there.' We can only wait
here where we are, in the world, obedient to its processes, patient
in its taking away, faithful to its returns. And as much as we may
know, and all that we deserve, of earthly paradise will come to us."


    University debate teams won six awards at the University of South
Carolina Debate Tournament at Columbia. Dr. J. W. Patterson, director
of forensics and debate coach, said the teams took first place in the
Junior Varsity Division, with a two-man team composed of Jim Flegle,
Bardwell, and Carl Merchant, Barbourville. Flegle also received the
top speaker award and Merchant the second-place speaker award in the
division; second place in the Varsity Division was a team composed of
Carl Brown and Jeff Langford, both of Louisville. Brown received the
second place trophy and Langford the eighth place speaker trophy in
that division. Dr. Patterson said the tournament director told him the
University teams had the top record in the tournament, although no tro-
phy was qiven.




    Dr. P. P. Karan, Department of Geography chairman, reports a suc-
cessful district meeting held in Lexington, and hosted by the depart-
ment.  The geographers--members of the Associsdon of American Geo-
graphers Southeast Division--read numerous papers at the convention
held November 22-23, and prior to the meetings they were taken on an
all-day tour of the Blue Grass, at which time they visited rural Negro
hamlets, studied pollution problems, urbanization of the horse farms,
and new industrial locations. The tour was arranged for the geographers
by Prof. Karl Raitz of the geography department. The Fayette County
Geographical Society, in collaboration with the geography department,
published an 84-page tour guide of the Blue Grass for the visiting
geographers. The convention dealt with a wide range of matters, such
as drought perception, plantation agriculture, urban gardening, Black
community, air pollution and respiratory deaths, highway environmental
impact, analysis of work trips, models of inter-city automobile travel,
political participation in Latin America, origin and diffusion of the
parking meter, log houses in Mexico, geography of human hair, and a
political geography of the U.S. in the year 2r000.


    A former advertising executive and business manager has been named
by the Office of Business Development and Government Services to assist
small business firms in 18 Kentucky counties. James M. Miller, Dan-
ville, has been assigned to help businessmen in Bell, Harlan, Knox,
Laurel, Whitley, Clay, Jackson, Rockcastle, Casey, Green, Taylor, Adair,
Russell, Pulaski, Cumberland, Clinton, Wayne and McCreary counties.
The appointee formerly was president of Beaumont Inn Foods, Inc.,
Harrodsburg, vice president of Staples Advertising Co., Louisville,
advertising manager of Federal Chemical Corp., Louisville, and assis-
tant manager of the industrial department of Peaslee-Gaulbert Corp.,
also of Louisville. Hie is a graduate of Northwestern University, with
a degree in economics, and has completed additional work in management
development at the University of Louisville. Consultation is available
to small business firms without charge on quality control, engineering,
management controls, finances, taxes and other specialized fields of
management. Where extended study is required and agreed upon, the
businessman will be advised of any charge before the work is undertaken.


    An advisory council, whose members represent various industrial
organizations, visited the Department of Physics on November 12. Dr.
Ben Gossick, department chairman, said the council toured the facili-
ties, met with students and faculty, and were briefed on curriculum
and research. After returning home, the advisors will prepare recom-
mendations on how the department might improve to keep in step with
the needs of industrial firms that hire physicists, Dr. Gossick said.




    The Southern Regional Technical Committee S-76, Plant Parasitic
Nematodes, is holding its annual meeting at the College of Agriculture
December 13-15. The Department of Plant Pathology is host. The com-
mittee is composed of representatives from 13 southern states. They
all are plant nematologists working in their respective states on nema-
tode diseases of plants. The S-76 committee currently is concerned
with the depredations of a family of nematodes that is widespread
throughout the region. The two major members of this family, root-knot
and cyst nematodes, account for a large share of the crop damage in-
cited by nematodes. Virtually every important plant growing in the
Southern region is attacked by species of one or both groups.


    The University has been selected as one of 31 schools to initiate
a federally-funded, volunteer program in which the students will re-
ceive academic credit for work in rural or urban poverty areas. The
program will begin in January. Selected students will do field work
in anti-poverty settings for a year and will be given college credit
for their two semesters of volunteer service. The "field workers"
also will receive a small salary for their services, which will be
appropriated by the federal government. Final plans must be sub-
mitted to Washington by mid-December, at which time choice of work
areas and student volunteers will be reviewed. If the final plan is
satisfactory, the participating students will be trained for specific
volunteer tasks. Acting as director of the program is Dr. John
Stephenson, dean of undergraduate studies. Stephenson commented on
the interest already shown by students, noting that over 300 have in-
quired about the 60 available openings. "It's the greatest thing which
has happened to the University," he said. The goals of the program are
to show some measurable impact on poverty areas. He added that if the
prescribed goals are reached this year the program "will undoubtedly
continue. This will bring expansion and be a real service to poverty-
stricken areas of the U.S."


    During the past five summers, students and faculty members from the
Department of Pedodontics have treated over 1,000 children in Wolfe
county and this summer two professors and two dental students got a
rare educational opportunity, a chance to learn and render dental ser-
vices to children in Israel. Dr. John Mink, chairman of the department,
noted the similarity of the two areas, pointing out that problems of
the Israeli children treated, like those of some of the children in
Wolfe county, were'typical of any child in the U.S. living in a non-
fluoride area." Accompanying Dr. Mink to Israel were Dr. Robert
Spedding, associate professor of pedodontics, Darrel Sheets, Anchorage,
and Munro Steckler, Cincinnati, both third-year students. They worked
with some 60 to 70 dentists, dental students and volunteers from across
the U.S. Dr. Mink explains that the main purpose of the project, as
with the Wolfe county program, was "to take dentistry to children in
those areas where there wasn't adequate dental care."



    The College of Pharmacy is turning out graduates experienced in
sociopharmacy--the ability to function as professionals in comprehen-
sive, community health care and the new curriculum rapidly is becoming
a model for pharmacy schools in the nation, largely because it bridges
the gap between academic training and professional practice in real
life settings. Students are being exposed to hospital bed patients,
outpatients, patients in nursing homes, and their physicians, nurses
and dentists. The faculties of several other schools have visited
Lexington during the past year to learn more about the operation.
Dean Joseph V. Swintosky and other faculty members describe in recent
pharmaceutical publications how a patient-oriented attitude is being
developed in senior students duringthe clerkship training.  In 1969,
the clerkship course became a requirement for all students in their
third year. Explaining the new curriculum, Dr. Swintosky said, "This
higher attainment requires a better understanding of sickness and di3-
ease, of the machinery of the human body, of what is needed to make it
function and what can happen to make it malfunction."


    A travel study, currently underway in the Department of Civil Engi-
neering, seeks to identify travel patternsof spectators to football
games. Such knowledge is essential in estimating future travel to and
from the new football stadium. The researchers hope to identify and
evaluate various methods for accommodating pedestrian and vehicular
traffic at the new stadium. Most of the data was gathered during the
Virginia Tech homecoming game on October 30. Each spectator was asked,
by means of a self-administered questionnaire, to identify the origin
and destination of his trips to and from the game and to state his
primary means of travel. A second questionnaire was distributed to a
sample of about 1500 spectators. Its primary purpose was to gather
data on parking, walking distances, and travel times for trips away
from the game. This questionnaire was to be returned by mail.


    Employees of the University exceeded the University's goal of
$55,000 in the United Way campaign by more than $1,000, Ernest F.
Witte, chairman of the campus drive, announced. The amount assigned
the University represented a six per cent increase over an amount
attained in the previous campaign. To date, Dr. Witte said, pledges
turned in amount to $55,113.09, with some areas reporting but not
tabulated. When these are counted, he added, "we will have gifts
totaling $56,000 or more from over 2,139 individual contributors."
Dr. Witte said that "although this is not a large goal for an organi-
zation of this size, it is a significant achievement since the Univer-
sity is one of a very few units to reach its 1972 goal as yet." He
said the "mop-up" would continue and he hopes to turn in a final re-
port in the next few weeks.


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    A follow-up study at Ashland Community College has revealed
that sincel963, a number of students have entered health-related
professional schools: medicine, 23; dentistry, eight; pharmacy, 23;
and physical therapy, two. Four of six students who have gone di-
rectly into the College of Dentistry from a two-year institution
have come from Ashland.

    Hopkinsville Community College is meeting the problems of a
shortage of high school levcl athletic officials by offering a class
in sports officiating. The teacher, Eldridge Rogers, says the course
is divided according to the different seasons: football, basketball,
and baseball. One of the requirements of the course is that students
make an application to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
to become registered as officials.

    Community use of the facilities at Hazard is increasing rapidly.
During the first four months of the academic year, more than 2,200
people representing 14 separate groups have utilized the facilities.

    A Speaker's Bureau has been established at Henderson, involving
administrators, faculty, and students. The Bureau provides speakers
at no cost to interested groups in the community. Topics generally
deal with contemporary issues, fields in which faculty members are
teaching, and points of view presented by the students. Six speaking
engagements were filled during November, and four engagements are
scheduled for December.


    The new mycology building, located on the Poultry Farm on Viley
Road, has been completed. The structure is regarded as a step for-
ward in the battle for control ofanew order of fungus-caused diseases,
the most important of which is histoplasmosis. Research being con-
ducted in the new facility is under the direction of Dr. Michael L.
Furcolow, professor of epidemiology. Dr. Furcolow has devoted more
than 25 years to the study of histoplasmosis and is regarded as one of
the nation's leading authorities on pinpointing its source. Histo-
plasmosis is referred to as "the great masquerader" because it is one
of the most mysterious but most common infections known in the country.
It mimics other diseases; it fools the X-rays; few diseases have been
mislabeled as often. Histoplasmosis most often is mistaken for tuber-
culosis, but also has been thought to be lung cancer, influenza, virus
pneumonia and even leukemia. The disease is caused by a type of fungus
that closely resembles bread mold. The excreta of chickens, birds and
bats contain a fertilizing substance that stimulates the growth of the
fungus, enabling it to survive in the soil. Pigeon and starling drop-
pings around trees of old courthouses are a good example of ideal con-


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    During the period October 1-October 31, 25 new agreement awards
were received by the University of Kentucky Research Foundation a-
mounting to $636,004. Twenty-eight grants received additional
allotments amounting to $787,938.33, and one grant was decreased by
$14,226. Total agreement awards for October are $1,373,942.'33.
Total awards since July 1: $7,491,786.23.


    Department of Agronomy--R. C. Buckner and A. J. Hiatt, USDA
Grass Breeding Research, U.S. Department of Agriculture, $1,400.
L. Thompson, Investigation of Weed Control in Corn, Gulf Research
and Development Company, $200 (additional allotment).

    Department of Animal Sciences--R. Dutt, Lactation Internal and
Embryonic Survival in Swine, National Pork Products, $2,000. D. Olds,
Research in Physiology of Reproduction and Dairy Cattle Breeding,
Select Sires, Inc., $1,500 (additional allotment).

    Department of Entomology