The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 7, 1971 · Page 40
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The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas · Page 40

Hutchinson, Kansas
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Thursday, October 7, 1971
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Kansas Roundup Few University Openings THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Officials at Kansas' six major colleges and universities report turnover of faculty and administrative personnel is running about the same this year as it has in the past several years. They also report a minimal number of job vacancies. Some key positions are open at Kansas, Kansas State and Wichita universities, with search committees continuing to review qualified applicants. There are few, if any vacancies at Hays, Pittsburg and Emporia colleges. School spokesmen say the incentives at Kansas higher education institutions aren't necessarily as outstanding as the picture might appear. "It's just that the job market in education is awfully poor right now," a KU official said, "and there's not that many other places they can go." At Kansas State, a spokesman agreed. "In all probability, more faculty would have left if the job market had been better," he commented. "We did lose better faculty members than we do normally." He said mis year the Manhattan school lost more faculty members that were rated "exceptional" than ever before. The same official said faculty were leaving Kansas State because of "better salaries and better support by other institutions." A dean at Fort Hays State came up with a similar problem. "The biggest reason faculty members leave here to go elsewhere is for more money," he commented. "I sometime feel we're in a position of red-shirting here." He said that while some leave to continue their education and others to get married, some leave "because they just don't particularly like to live in Kansas." The KU official noted Presi dent Nixon's wage-price freeze didn't make any difference to faculty members because budg- A Prosperous Road FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Turnpike, most prosperous toll road in the state, may be kept as a toll road for the next 20 years although the bonds will be amortized within two years. The money that would keep coming into the Louisville-Elizabethtown road would finance a southwards toll road extension. et cuts at the state schools had eliminated that possibility. "The freeze just gave us a little more company," he quipped. A check of the six major schools reveals the following: UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS A search continues for a dean of the School of Medicine in Kansas City, Kan. That job was created by moving up the former dean to Vice Chancellor of Health Affairs. School officials are also looking for a new comptroller, The present one left recently to enter private business. Officials say the turnover of the school's 1,000 faculty members has been very minimal— between 40 and 50 persons. He said this was a normal pattern for the past several years. Dr. William Rieke, vice chancellor at the KU medical school, said it is not clear what role cutbacks by the 1971 legislature played in the loss of staff members. But he added, "it would have been easier to negotiate with them about possibly staying if the money had been available." Rieke said if the legislative attitude holds through next year "we are going to be in deep trouble. We realize that if the barrel's empty you aren't going to get anything out of it no matter how much you thump. "But we certainly hope that the legislature can do something." KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY There are presently 12 vacancies, with half of those being considered "key positions." Some vacancies were created by retirement, three by administrative changes within the university, one by being recruited to another school, and one to return to private industry. Two positions have been vacant more than a year. There were two new deans and eight new department heads hired for this year. WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY There are 15 unfilled faculty positions—fewer than in past years. Included are the Dean of College of Business Administration. The post, which opened because of retirement last year of the former dean is being filled by a faculty member until a search committee can se- The university is also looking for a new dean for the Center for Urban Studies to replace the dean who retired last year. Wichita has 75 new faculty members this year, compared with 95 a year ago, indicating a lower turnover rate. Included in those are a new dean of admissions and director of libraries. FORT HAYS STATE COLLEGE Officials report no vacancies there, although several faculty posts have been filed on a temporary basis. A total of 27 of the school's 270-member staff were newly- hired. They replaced five retirees, six instructors on leave, one who died and 15 who left the college for other reasons. There were 48 new staff and faculty members last year. There were no turnovers in "key" positions this year. PITTSBURG STATE COLLEGE Officials here report no unusual turnover in faculty and staff personnel, compared with previous years. "If there is a lack of salary increases next year, the situation here could get critical, however," a school official reported. He said there were no vacancies at the college now. EMPORIA STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE There are 388 faculty and staff members on campus, with 59 new faces among them. School officials say this turnover is considered normal. The school reports "very few" vacancies in the faculty, with no key positions open at present. DENNIS THE MENACE Lacking food bulk? BRAN BUDS* the natural way to regularity. Henry Is 8-Feet-2 Hutchinson News Thursday, Oct. 7, 1971 Page 99 The 'Hite 9 of Humor 1HE IBLBPHOHt LADY SAYS YOU SH0ULP GET UP AN' FIX MY BfieAKEASTf LOS ANGELES (AP) - Appropriately named Henry Hite likes to joke about how tall he is. There's a lot of material. "I once met a fellow from Illinois who was 10 inches taller than I was," he recalls. "But he died at 22. As far as I know, I am the tallest man in the world." Hite, whose parents, five brothers and seven sisters were under 6 feet tall, was of normal height until he was 9. Then he sprouted. "I went to bed one night in long Johns. When I woke up I was in shorts," he says. His pituitary gland remained overactive until he was 15 years old and 8-feet-2. "I was a star on the football team. They gave me the ball, and if someone tripped me we made a first down. . .. "They had to build me a special desk in school. I was so big that the teacher brought me apples. ... "I wanted to be a boxer, but I was afraid I'd get cauliflower knees." As a youth Hite appeared in vaudeville with a midget. Now he makes appearances around the country for a meat company. Hite, who is 56 and decidedly lean at 270 pounds, has been married for 35 years to a woman who is 5-3 and long used to living in a house with abnormally high ceilings. He drives a modified Volkswagen (from the back seat), needs two beds in motel rooms and pays $90 a pair for specially made shoes. "I don't shine them," he says. "I run them through a car wash." Hite even has a joke when passersby stare at him' on the street. "What's the matter," he calls out, "didn't you ever see a guy in a gray suit before?" Navajo Tribe Learned From Their Contact With Others WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — History says the Navajo tribe, the nation's largest, "climbed up onto the earth's flat disc from the dark womb underground." The Navajos have been in­ fluenced by almost every other tribe or race with whom they came into contact. Navajos learned weaving from Indian Pueblos. From the Spaniards, they learned sheep and cattle raising and from the white soldiers, metal working. Ik J,$ i IktoLi) Beautiful holiday fashions start with buys like these... DRESSY FABRICS GRAND PRIX' FABRICS A beautiful mixture of polyester and cotton. All machine washable, crease resistant Permanent Press prints. For your latest in blouses and dresses. 44/45". yard Reg.1.79yd. LIVE ALONE? 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