40 years ago: KU chancellor close to decision on executive vice chancellor

From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 23, 1974:

  • Kansas University Chancellor Archie Dykes was expected to announce his choice for executive vice chancellor at a press conference this week. Speculation on his choice focused on Del Shankel, associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and James Rosser, associate vice chancellor for academic affairs. Others in the running were Richard DeGeorge, professor of philosophy and Soviet and Slavic area studies, and Francis Heller, former vice chancellor for academic affairs, now Roy Roberts Distinguished Professor in political science and law.
  • Also on Mount Oread this week, KU appeared headed for an all-time record for spring semester enrollment. Gilbert K. Dyck, dean of admissions and records, estimated today that spring enrollment would be around 19,400,
  • Ice was piling up along the Kansas River this week, causing a jam between Lawrence and Eudora. Another ice jam between Lawrence and Lecompton had caused the river to rise four feet above its flood level, covering some farmland in the area. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials said today that there was little that could be done about ice jams. “We just have to let nature take its course,” said Roy Knipp of the Corps water control section at Kansas City. “Dynamite is very inefficient. It usually blasts more windows than ice.”