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      Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky,
Tuesday, October 17, 1967


      In accordance with action taken at the May 2, 1967 meeting establishing
monthly meetings during the academic year, the Board of Trustees of the University
of Kentucky met in regular session in the Board Room of the Administration Building
on the campus of the University at 2:00 p. in., Eastern Standard Time, on Tuesday,
October 17, 1967, with the following members present: Dr. Ralph Angelucci, Mr.
William R. Black, Mr. Henry Besuden, Mrs. Rexford Blazer, Dr. Harry Denham,
Mr. Sam Ezelle, Mr. Richard Cooper, Mr. Robert Hillenmeyer, Mr. Charles
Landrum, Dr. Harry Sparks, and non-voting faculty members, Dr. Stephen Diachun
and Professor Paul Oberst. Absent were Governor Edward T. Breathitt, Mr.
Wendell P. Butler, Mr. Smith Broadbent, Dr. R. W. Bushart, and Mr. Hudson
Milner. The administration was represented by President John Oswald and Vice
Presidents A. D. Albright, William R. Willard, Robert F. Kerley, Glenwood L.
Creech, Robert L. Johnson, and Lewis Cochran. The various news media also had
representatives present.


      A. Meeting Opened

      Dr. Angelucci presiding in the absence of Governor Breathitt who was out
of the state called the meeting to order at 2:10 p. m. Following the invocation
given by Dr. Stephen Diachun, Mr. Ezelle called the roll reporting a quorum was
present. Dr. Angelucci declared the meeting officially open for the conduct of
business at 2:14 o'clock.


       B. Minutes Approved

       On motion by Mr. Hillenmeyer, seconded by Dr. Denham, and passed, the
reading of the Minutes of the August 18, 1967 Special Meeting of the Board of
Trustees was dispensed with and the Minutes were approved as published.


       C. President's Report to the Trustees

       Dr. Oswald commented briefly on the items mentioned in PR 1, President's
Report to the Trustees, and closed his remarks with the usual statement that the
report was merely representative and did not attempt to give a comprehensive
summary of all the activities of the University during the period covered in the
report.

       Dr. Angelucci thanked the President for the Report and, without objection,
it was ordered accepted and filed.




 








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      D. Recommendations of the President (PR 2)

      Dr. Oswald indicated the items in PR 2, Recommendations of the President,
were routine in nature and he had no comment to make but indicated his willingness
to answer questions relative to any recommendation in the report.

      Mr. Kerley called attention to the Financial Statement saying that through
September 30, 1967, the University had realized $23, 080, 870 of the estimated
$78, 514, 067 income or approximately 25 percent and expenditures amounted to
approximately 19 percent or $16, 918, 680 of the current funds expenditures
authorized. He summarized his remarks by saying that the University was operating
approximately as anticipated when the budget was presented and approved.

       There being no questions from members of the Board, Dr. Angelucci called
for a motion for approval of PR 2 as a whole. Dr. Denham so moved. The motion
was seconded by Dr. Sparks and passed unanimously. (See PR 2 at the end of the
Minutes. )


      E. Supplemental Recommendations of the President (PR 3)

      President Oswald reported that all items which normally are contained in
PR 3 had been received in time to be included in PR 2 and, therefore, there were
no supplemental recommendations to present at this meeting.


       F. Department of Speech Established (PR 4)

       Dr. Albright gave a brief summary of the reasons for the recommendation
made in PR 4 that a Department of Speech be established in the School of Com-
munications indicating that it came as a direct outgrowth of the Academic Plan.
He added that the recommendation was fundamentally sound and endorsed the
establishment of a Department of Speech as proposed.

       On motion by Dr. Sparks, seconded by Mr. Hillennmeyer and carried
unanimously, the recommendation that a Department of Speech be established in
the School of Communications, effective immediately, was approved. The areas
of Rhetoric and Public Address, Speech Sciences, Oral Interpretation, and
Communication Theory were included in the Department of Speech. (See PR 4 at
the end of the Minutes. )


       G. 1967-68 Budget Revisions Approved (PR 5)

       Dr. Albright said the budget revisions proposed in PR 5 were in keeping
with established procedures for requesting Board approval for any expenditure




 









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authorizations and indicated that budgets for these programs which were presented
had been developed since the original budget was approved.

       Dr. Denham moved approval of PR 5, 1967-68 Budget Revisions, as
presented. The motion was seconded by Mr. Black and passed unanimously. (See
PR 5 at the end of the Minutes. )


       H. Financing Capital Construction Program (PR 6)

       Mr. Kerley explained that the bond market was such that it was not advisable
for the University to obtain financing through a bond issue at this particular time but,
in order to be in a position to award a contract for the Maysville Community College
construction around November 1 and for the Elizabethtown Community College
addition soon thereafter, it was necessary for interim financing to be authorized. He
recommended approval of the recommendation as made in PR 6.

       Dr. Denham, Chairman of the Finance Committee, indicated that Mr. Kerley
had worked with his committee, and made the motion, seconded by Mrs. Blazer, and
carried that the recommendation contained in PR 6 be approved. (See PR 6 at the
end of the Minutes. )


       I. Allocation of Lands for Agricultural Research (PR 7)

       With the aid of a map, Mr. Kerley pointed out the areas on Spindletop Farm
and Maine Chance Farm which were recommended for allocation for agricultural
research purposes. The total acreage involved was the entire 720 acres of Maine
Chance Farm and approximately 550 acres of Spindletop Farm located in the North-
east section of the farm. He said that this was the land which the University of
Kentucky Research Foundation would be requested to make available to the University
of Kentucky for the purpose of agricultural research. When assigned to the
University, the President should be authorized to designate the land for the College
of Agriculture for research purposes and to request the Dean of the College of
Agriculture to provide a detailed allocation of this total acreage to the various
program needs of agriculture for his approval.

       Dr. Denham and Mr. Ezelle both asked for clarification of the statement
which the Attorney General had made to the effect that " ..... neither the University
nor the Foundation has any discretion in the use of this land without the express
consent of the mortgagee bank; they cannot build a building, make any changes,
alterations in the physical properties now existing without the consent of the bank;
they cannot lease, sublease or transfer the property without bank consent. In fact,
the Foundation is even barred by the mortgage from borrowing any money for any
purpose at all . ..... unless the bank gives its approval. " Mr. Kerley replied that
there was nothing unusual about the form of the mortgage--it was typical of
mortgages used in Kentucky and in most other states. It does contain the usual




 








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protection to the lender in that the mortgagee may not destroy the asset but does
not limit the use which may be made of the property. There is another clause,
which again is usual, that simply places upon the Foundation the obligation to go
to the lending agency if it intends to incur other long term debt of any amount.
This was considered to be a reasonable request, in part, because of the percentage
of the loan with respect to the transaction and because it is a normal element of
any major borrowing of this sort. With respect to the ability, under the terms of
the mortgage, to make improvements and do other things necessary for the conduct
of the program, there is a clause in the mortgage which simply says that the
parties will agree to agree on what could be called partial release of the land under
loan. The reason for this is the Trustees may not make capital improvements on
land they do not own. And, it isn't known to what extent improvements will be made
until the programs are actually located but, under the terms of the mortgage, the
Foundation will enter into ancillary or auxiliary agreements with the lending
institution for the partial release of elements of the land so the title may go then to
the Foundation, not subject to the mortgage, and the Foundation may give to the
Board of Trustees that particular parcel of land on which improvements are desired.

       Mr. Ezelle considered this ample in answer to his question and said, "In
other words we couldn't go out there and operate a strip mine. " Mr. Kerley
reiterated, "One of the reasons we bought the farm is that it contains many
valuable buildings that we are going to use, as they are, because they have been
well maintained. We don't have in our minds, at the moment, the desire to tear
anything down in terms of major facilities. It may be necessary to move fences
or take them out to accommodate our program. And, I'm sure when this is
necessary we'll have the agreement of the lending institution. We've made very
clear and public our intentions for this farm and if the bank had any feelings
against the type of program which we intend to implement it is doubtful that they
would have loaned us the money. "

       Following Mr. Kerley's explanation, Mr. Ezelle questioned whether the
Attorney General had seen the mortgage and whether he had had access to,
materials he had requested. Mr. Kerley said the mortgage was, of course, on file
at the Fayette County Courthouse and the Attorney General had been provided a
copy on the day it was filed. He had also been given all other materials he had
requested.

       Dr. Sparks asked about the loan and Mr. Kerley said it was in the amount
of $1, 500, 000 at 6% interest over a ten-year period with provisions that it might
be repaid in a period of less than ten years in multiples of $1, 000 but not more
often than twice a year. He felt that it was highly probable that the indebtedness
could be paid off in five years but the additional time was allowed to provide
leeway for support of other programs that might be considered more important
than saving the interest on this particular loan.



Mr. Ezelle moved that the recommendation set forth in PR 7 be approved.




 









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His motion was seconded by Mr. Black and passed unanimously. (See PR 7 at the
end of the Minutes. )


       J. November Meeting Set for Tenth

       Dr. Oswald indicated that it would be necessary to meet before the next
scheduled meeting on November 21 because of the time schedule set up by the
Council on Public Higher Education for submission of budget requests for the 1968-
70 biennium. Rather than have a special meeting called, he recommended that the
Board establish November 10 as the official meeting date for the November meeting
rather than the 21st which had been approved in May.

       On motion duly made, seconded, and carried the November meeting was
established for November 10, 1967, at 2:00 p. m. , Eastern Standard Time.


       K. Meeting Adjourned

       Having first determined that there was no further business to come before
the meeting, Dr. Angelucci called for a motion for adjournment. On motion duly
made. seconded, and carried, the meeting of October 17, 1967 adjourned at
2:58 p. m.

                                            Respectfully submitted,





                                            Sam Ezelle, Secretary
                                            Board of Trustees


PR 2, PR 4, PR 5, PR 6, and PR 7 which follow are official parts of the Minutes of
the October 17, 1967 meeting of the Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky.




 

















                    PRESIDENT'S REPORT TO THE TRUSTEES

                             October 17, 1967



1.    GREG PAGE FUND APPROACHES $500

      An intended "birthday purse" of $360 has been contributed to the
Greg Page Memorial Scholarship Fund by the board of directors of the
Alumni Association and University administrative staff members. Addi-
tional contributions to the fund are expected to raise the figure to
$500 by the weekend. Originally contributed by the two groups for
the purchase of a gift for President John W. Oswald on his birthday
(October 11), the gift was switched to the Page Fund in the president's
name. Mrs. Hampton C. Adams, a member of the Alumni Association Board
from Lexington, wrote: "We hope this memorial gift will demonstrate
to you and to all Kentuckians our appreciation for your leadership at
the University, and, at the same time, will be evidence of our sorrow
over the loss of a courageous young athlete." Page, a sophomore
defensive end from Middlesboro, died September 29 as a result of a
spinal injury on August 22 in a pre-season football practice session.

      A memorial scholarship fund was set up by Middlesboro civic
leaders and others to benefit deserving Middlesboro High School stu-
dents. The fund is headed by Charles Dooley, Middlesboro certified
public accountant.



2.    MEDICAL CENTER PROGRAM AIDS PHARMACISTS IN SMALL TOWNS

      The Medical Center has begun a program to acquaint community
pharmacists in Kentucky with the operational procedures of small
hospitals and nursing homes. The program is part of a national
orientation of pharmacists concerned with small community institutions
participating in Medicare. Under the terms of Medicare, hospitals
and nursing homes can be certified for federal health payments only
if a registered pharmacist is active in the institution's program.
Many of the smaller hospitals and nursing homes do not have fulltime
pharmacists and rely upon community pharmacists to fulfill these
functions. The program will teach community pharmacists to serve
where no staff pharmacist is available. The program divides the
state into six areas, with a pharmacist in each acting as a preceptor
for community pharmacists in his region. The training consists of
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3.    DR. KEATING CHAIRS MONTERREY STUDY GROUP

      Dr. L. Clark Keating, professor of French, will chair a
committee to review the University's participation in a summer
exchange program with the Technical Institute of Monterrey, Mexico.
The liaison with the Mexican school was begun in 1960, when the
University and nine other institutions organized the International
Summer School Program with an initial contribution by the Carnegie
Corporation. Dr. J. R. Schwendeman, then chairman of the Depart-
ment of Geography, was administrator of the project. Upon his
retirement last spring, Dr. P. P. Karan, now the department chair-
man, took over direction of the project in cooperation with the
Office for International Programs. The Sears-Roebuck Foundation
has helped defray expenses involved in bringing students with their
professor from Monterrey to the University Summer Session, and for
several years, a group of University students spent the summers at
Monterrey, attending the institution's regular classes. A Univer-
sity contingent, however, has not been there since 1965. Other
committee members are Profs. David Blythe, College of Engineering;
Herbert Greene,  Architecture;   Daniel Reedy,   Department of
Spanish; Michael Adelstein, Department of English; Dr. Karan;
Maurice Clay, Division of Physical Education; Dr. Henry Dobyns,
Department of Anthropology, and H. K. Charlesworth, Business & Economics.



4.    DR. KELLER REPORTS ON REVAMPED SPANISH PROGRAM

      Currently there are 46 graduate students in the University
Spanish program, many of them expecting to receive a Ph.D. degree
at the 1968 commencement. Last year only six University students
were studying for a master's degree in Spanish. Dr. John E. jeller,
department chairman, says the new doctoral program alone has more
than 30 students. "The Department of Spanish and Italian does not
seek any radical change from the norms of modern language instruction,
but it does intend to keep abreast -f practices in other univer-
sities," Dr. Keller said.

      He added that modern approaches to undergraduate language
instruction "will be realistically followed." The graduate pro-
gram, he said, "planned in breadth as well as in depth, provides
every opportunity for study in the various areas of the Spanish
language and in both peninsular Spanish and Spanish American
literatures." He said that Italian studies, "already developing
nicely, are flourishing. Over 100 graduates are taking first and
second year Italian."




 







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5.   AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS, GIVEN BY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

      Twelve students were cuests at the Alumni Association's
annual breakfast "or honor students on September 30. Held each
year earlv in the fall semester, the breakfast is designed to
honor recipients of the Alumni Association high school achieve-
ment award and winners of alumni scholarships. Receiving scholar-
ships were: W^7illiam R. Dexter, Greenville; Helen Ann Rash, Winchester;
Beulah Sparrow, Lawrenceburg; Carol A. Strange, Bardstown, and James
A. Tidwell, Florence. High school Achievement Award winners were:
Deborah H. Byron, Owingsville; Betty Jane England, Wheatley; Carol
Ann Hamilton, Vine Grove; John Stephen Nelson, Elizabethtown; Bobby
Powell, Elk-horn City; John S. Reed, Frankfort, and Sharon Rogan,
Middlesboro.



6.    BERRY'S NEW NOVEL GETTING GOOD REVIEWS

      A new novel by Wendell Berry, assistant professor of English,
was published September 27 by Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., New
York.  Entitled A Place on Earth," its 550 pages depict life in
the Kentucky town of "Port William" during World War II. Frances
Monson, writing in the Book of the Month Club News: "With the
publication of this, his second novel, it becomes clear he (Berry)
is a novelist of distinction and power. He has a profound feeling
for place, for the land and the people who live close to it. His
portrait of Port William and its residents is drawn in strong, lyrical,
quietly evocative prose that compensates in its richness for the book's
inordinate length. 'A Place on Earth' is a particularly American
novel and as such should be read for years to come." A native of
Henry County, Berry received both his bachelor's and master's degrees
from the University. He was the recipient of a Haggin Grant from
the University, a Stegner Fellowship in writing from Stanford Uni-
versity, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He received help early in the
writing of his new novel from the Guggenheim and the Rockefeller
Foundations.



7.    60 DONOVAN SCHOLARS ON CAMPUS THIS SEMESTER

      Of the 18 senior citizen freshmen on the University campus this
semester five are past 70 and 13 are between 65 and 69, Dr. Earl
Kauffman, director of the UK Council on Aging, which looks after the
Donovan students, says. The oldest freshman is 79. She is Mrs.
Mary L. Bunch, La Junta, Colorado, who is planning to study philos-
ophy and physical education. Dr. Kauffman said that "of the more
than 60 registrants in the program this semester, about half are be-
tween 65 and 69, 36 are over 70, and our oldest scholar, age 83, now
is in her third semester as an art student." The senior citizens
'seem to enjoy the program, coming back year after year to pursue
knowledge--which adds zest to their maturity," he continued. He
said 49 students have attended two to nine semesters.   They come from
eight states and Canada, and study 30 different subjects, from anthro-
pology to Spanish. Art is the most popular course, followed by
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n.    13 SPECIAL EDUCATION SENIORS AIDED BY GRANTS

      Traineeships made available to the College of Education under
a $21,600 grant have been awarded to 13 Soecial Education seniors.
They Drovide each student $1,600 plus academic fees. The U. S. Office
of Education grant also furnished additional professional personnel
and materials for the program. Dr. Albert S. Levy, coordinator of
special education, said the program is designed to assist students
entering the field of special education.

      Traineeships in the area of mental retardation were awarded
to Janice Blair, Manchester; John Dicey, Twin Mt., New Hampshire;
Porter Peeples, Lynch; James Smith and Joyce Turner, both of Lexing-
ton, and DeAnna Wesley, Liberty. In the area of orthopedically
handicapped and neurologically impaired, traineeships were awarded
to: Ann Carol Blattmann, Cincinnati; William Thomas Davis, Harrods-
burg; Paula~ay Erwin and James Donald Gleason, both of Lexington;
Linda Jeanne Kopp, LaGrange, Ill.; Margaret Owen, Prospect Hts.,
Ill., and Constance S'letten, Englewood, Colo.



9.    STUDY AIMS AT QUICKEP RESTOPRATION OF POLLUTED STREAMS

      The quicker restoration to purity of streams polluted by
wastes from strip mining is the research objective of Dr. Ralph H.
Weaver, professor of microbiology, who is attempting to "determine
microbiological agents which could be responsible for recovery,
and then finding a means by7 which recovery can be accelerated."
He Said his team is "searching for nature's antidotes to acidity
caused by mining wastes, which drive fish from the streams and
kill vegetation lining the banks." Begun in 1965, and financed
by the U. S. Department of the Interior, Office of Water Resources
Research, the project is coordinated with other studies conducted
by the Water Resources Institute.

      Dr. Weaver is assisted by Harry D. Nash, Bethel, Ohio, a
crraduate student.  Three undergraduates, supported by undergraduate
research participation funds of the National Science Foundation,
worked on the project last summer. From the University were
Stephen Short, Lexington, and Dana Diedrich, Frankfort. The third
member was Douglas Ruth, a Union College senior. The area of re-
search concentration is the Beaver Creek basin in McCreary County.
Cane Branch is serving as a sampling laboratory and Helton Branch
as a control stream. Hydrologic influences of strip mining in the
area have been the subject of study by various governmental
aaencies since 1955. Dr. Wreaver says a distinct difference has
been found between microorganisms in the stream draining the strip-
mined area and those in the control stream. Different micro-
organisms also appear in Cane Branch, as the distance from the
mined area increases.




 










10.   "PACE REPORT" TO BE EDITED AT UNIVERSITY

      A series of seminars on educational innovations held in
Honolulu in July for U. S. educators is the theme of the first
issue of the nationally-circulated "'Pace' Report" edited at
the University and sponsored by the U. S. Office of Education.
Those concerned with Title III of the Elementary and Secondary
Education Act, known officially as Projects To Accelerate
Creativity in Education, will receive copies of the newsletter.
Dr. Richard I. Miller, coordinator of the Program on Educational
Change in the College of Education, will direct publication.
Executive editor is Dick Gores. The first report features
three iionolulu seminars sponsored by the federal agency and
the Charles Kettering Foundation, "because of the timely
addresses made by educators there," Gores said. Future issues
will describe creative Title III projects and feature articles
on problems related to the projects, such as evaluation, and
news on program changes from the U. S. Office.



11.   NEW METHOD OF PRODUCING GASES BEING RESEARCHED

      Two University professors of mechanical engineering, Drs.
James E. Funk and James F. Thorpe, have been studying a process
related to large scale industrial systems for producing hydrogen
and oxygen gases. Their research is aimed at developing information
which can be used in the design of large scale water electrolyzers
for the production of the two industrially essential products in
large quantities at reasonable cost. Financed by a National Science
Foundation grant of $65,000, the project was begun last year and
should be completed by the end of 1968. Although Dr. Thorpe no
longer is with the University, he will continue his association
with the project. The pair is being assisted by doctoral students
Tet Yin Bong, Djkarta, Indonesia; Boris Y. Chen, Lexington, and
Tony L. Dutton, Jamestown, a master's degree candidate. Dr. Funk
said the team has constructed an experimental water electrolyzer
cell, and a radioactive source is used to measure the properties
of gases and liquids as they flow through the cell. "From this
study, we hone to find a way to improve present processes for
producing these gases electrolytically. The Atomic Energy
Commission," Dr. Funk added, "is considering the use of water
electrolyzers in very large nuclear power complexes."



12.   15 BOOKS ON FALL PRESS LIST

      The University Press plans 15 books--12 hardbound and three
paperbacks--during the fall, Bruce F. Denbo, director, said. Cloth
titles include "Australia Faces Southeast Asia: The Emergence of a
Foreign Policy," by Amry and Mary B. Vandenbosch; "Older Rural
Americans: A Sociological Perspective," edited by E. Grant Youmans,
and "Persoe'-:ives in Developmental Change," edited by Art Gallaher,
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13.  CABOT LAB FOR GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES MOVED HERE

      The Cabot Laboratory for research in the geological sciences
at Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been transferred to the
University. Dr. William H. Dennen, chairman, Department of Geology,
and former director of the laboratory at MIT, said the laboratory
was established at MIT in 1954 as a gift from the Cabot Foundation
in honor of Godfrey L. Cabot, industrialist and financier. It is
to be used for research dealing with routine analysis and spectro-
graphic research in the geological sciences. The laboratory will
be directed by Dr. William H. Blackburn, assistant professor of
geology, with the help of one graduate student, and will be housed
in Kastle Hall. It will have four spectrographs with power sources,
a large amount of physical and chemical preparations, microscopes,
a Laser microprobe, and microphotometers.



14.   PROF. HALEY SEES NEW MARKETS FOR COAL IN CONVERSION

      Prof. Ted Haley, associate professor of mining engineering,
said recently that by converting coal to gasoline the Kentucky in-
dustry can market a product that will enable it to attain full
value from production. He said that if a pilot plant nearing
completion in West Virginia performs as expected, "the conversion
process may not be too far away. The Kentucky coal industry,
and that of West Kentucky in particular, would richly benefit
from an economical process for turning coal into gasoline. It
would certainly upgrade the consumption of our coal and lead to
greater income for the state." He said a further benefit of
gasoline from coal would be its contribution to the war on air
pollution. "During the conversion process, sulphur would be re-
moved, thus putting less sulphur into the atmosphere."



15,   UNIVERSITY THIRD IN U. S. AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT SUPPORT

      The University received $5,303,000 in support from the U. S.
Department of Agriculture last year, giving the school a third
place ranking in the nation. A survey just released by the National
Science Foundation shows Texas A&M University with $6,503,000 and
North Carolina State University with $6,219,000, giving the two
schools first and second ranking in Department of Agriculture sup-
port. In overall federal support, the University was 61st last
year with a total of $15,311,000, up approximately three million
dollars from 1965. Other federal agencies giving 1966 support to
University programs include the Atomic Energy Commission, $95,000;
Department of Defense, $210,000; Department of Health, Education
and Welfare, $8,659,000; National Aeronautics and Space Adminis-
tration, $418,000, and the National Science Foundation, $494,000.




 







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16.  DR. CHAMBLISS REPORTS ON TOKYO VISIT

      University international relations soecialist Dr. .illiam J.
Chambliss- De artm-ent of Historv, has reported on his year in Japan
as a Fulbright Research Scholar, his second study visit in 10 years.
He said the status of Okinawa is of more immediate concern to the
Japanese Peonle that it is to Americans but a change in status for
the island; however, depends largely on the outcome of the war in
the Far East. News stories, he said, aopear in the Japanese press
at least once a week and many public oninion oolls are taken to see
if the Japanese citizens wish to restore the island of O-inawa to
Japanese sovereignt.,.

      Dr. Chambliss did most of his research in Tokyo libraries.
He is the author of !IChiaraijira Vil4Blage Lend Tenure, Taxation,
and Local Trade 1818-1884," whJ.ich received thne Hallam Book Award
last 'arch 7.  The award is -resented annually to a history faculty
member 'ho '-uTlishes the most inHortant book.  His last visit to
Japan was in 1958; and he said "he felt almost like a stranger;
this tile.  "Economic changes in Japan are most noticeable because
Japan no-. is --rosnerous," he said  "There are solit-lane highways,
and Tok-0o h?.s huge, massive new office buildings.  Japan also has
an acute smoa nroblem which is a national issue.  This reflects
the cou1try's large industrial gain.  :Aanv industries are dumping
wastes ir.to rivers, and even into Tokyo Bay."

      1-ie said. there also are "interesting changes  in peonle's
attitudes.   During World War II, more people were willing to
sacrifice for the national goal and- to tolerate the absence of
leisure. There now is no clearcut national goal or demands on
them as a people.  There are no armed forces to support.  Though
people mighty previously have been embarrassed to possess leisure,
it now is an institution.  Television is constantly stressing
hapniness. With the major Solitical changes, there are trends
toward indiviDualism.  This in many- ways was brought about by
U. S. occupation."



17.  FOREIGN STUDENTS AIDED UPON ARRIVAL BY UNIQUE ORGANIZATION

      Students from foreign countries arriving in Lexington to at-
tend the Universitv and bewildered by the complexities of setting
u: living cuarters are aided by a unique organization.  HELP (House-
hold Equipment Loan Project) will smooth their way, providing house-
hold furni-si.ngs on loan for the duration of their stay.  The students,
married couples as well as single students, may apply for furniture
loans from the new agency which is sponsored by the University
Woman's Club through its Student Welfare Committee. Mrs. Boyd
Wheeler, conmittee chairman, oversees the project. The furnishings
have been donated by the Universitv and members of the woman's
club. N.7o chphy ce is made to students for the service, but they must
return all borrowed equipment upon leaving the University. The HELP
stock includes draperies, kitchen utensils, desks, tables, chairs
and beds. The committee makes an effort to furnish the essentials
needed to complete the student's living quarters.




 









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18.  W`BKY HONORED BY STATE FAIR

      The University radio station; WBKY-FM, has received the Gold
Medal Excellence Award in tae first annual Kentucky State Fair
Communications Award Competition. Two other Kentucky stations re-
ceiving an award were WKLO, Louisville, and WLBN, Lebanon. The
IWBKY program was produced by Don 'heeler, station manager. The
taped show was broadcast on about 12 commercial stations in Kentucky.



19.   COOP-RATE WITH KENTUCKY STATE IN IREADING PROGRAM

      The College of Education and Kentucky State College, Fr