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40 years ago: Outgoing KU chancellor receives tributes from alumni

May 21, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 21, 1973:

  • It was announced at the Kansas University All-Alumni luncheon this weekend that the Space Technology Building would be named the Raymond Nichols Hall. Chancellor Nichols, who was to be succeeded by Archie Dykes on July 1, received two standing ovations from an audience of about 650 in the Kansas Union Ballroom after he and his wife were honored by several tributes. Nichols and his wife, who had continued to live in their own home since he had been named as the 12th chancellor in the fall, opened the Outlook, the traditional chancellor's residence, to graduating seniors and their parents this weekend.
  • Weekend traffic accidents had sent four local residents to the hospital. One driver, 22, had suffered facial injuries, including a possible broken nose, in a one-car accident on County Road 458, also known as the Clinton Blacktop. The driver told officers that he had taken his eyes off the road for a moment to adjust the heater in his westbound vehicle and had then struck a culvert on the roadway. Other accidents had occurred at 23rd and Ousdahl and on a driver's personal property, as well as at 1000 Massachusetts when a driver jump-starting his car had lost control of the vehicle. The car had struck the front of the General Jeans store building, pushing the store's foundation in and breaking a glass window.

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