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40 years ago: Regents announce selection of new KU chancellor

April 13, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for April 13, 1973:

  • The selection of the 13th Chancellor of the University of Kansas was announced this week by the Kansas Board of Regents. After two days of interviews with the final candidates for the position, the board had chosen Archie R. Dykes, 42, then chancellor of Tennessee University at Knoxville. Dykes was to take over the KU post on July 1, succeeding Raymond Nichols who had been serving as chancellor since the previous August's resignation of Laurence Chalmers.
  • Landowners in Clinton were told at a meeting this week that the plan being prepared for private land around the new Clinton Reservoir was not intended to "zone away" their rights to use their private land. About 75 Clinton landowners had gathered for an informational meeting with planners, who had tried to defuse concerns about the guidelines. In answer to many questions about the plan, planning consultant Ron Jones had said, "We aren't suggesting we zone anything right now, but the plan is a guide for future zoning. The plan will not pinpoint where an industrial or a commercial use will be, but suggests within an area where certain kinds of development are suitable." Several landowners responded with their opinion that no more restrictions or zoning laws were needed in the county. "We feel a poll of the county would show you we've got all the zoning we need," said Clinton resident Mrs. Floyd Gaines. "We'll take our chances with the way things are now."

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