From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 20, 1987:
U.S. Rep. Jim Slattery, D-Kan., was voicing his concern about deferred maintenance at Haskell Indian Junior College. The school had built up about $17 million worth of needed, but unfunded, maintenance projects, according to Slattery, who had visited the campus on a recent Saturday to view the issues. According to Haskell president Gerald Gipp, the school's facilities budget wasn't large enough to cover the repairs needed in five dormitories, the gymnasium, and the auditorium. The budget, Gipp said, had "remained level" for nearly 10 years and was large enough to pay for only daily maintenance and small repairs.