Kansas University Chancellor Archie Dykes unveiled a reorganization of the top echelon of KU administrators intended to set out clearly that the final control of the controversy-ridden KU Medical Center rested with him. The basic change was to wrest financial control of the med center away from Kansas City and put it under the authority and control of Keith Nitcher, vice chancellor in charge of fiscal affairs. No staff members were added in the shakeup that followed recent problems involving finance.
The Douglas County Commission announced it would ask voters to approve an $11.75 million bridge bond issue in the Nov. 5 election. Included was a new Kansas River bridge in downtown Lawrence and some 50 other bridges in the county that needed replacement or renovation.
Nine Lawrence High pupils were National Merit Scholarship semifinalists -- David Spear, Alan White, Howard Moore, Stanley Friesen, Guy W. Stephens, Terry Gilbert, Leal Mertes, Ruth Baer and Betty Sue Cross.