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THE MICIHIGAN DAILY

Saturday, December 11, 119 7

THE MICHIGAN DAIL'~ Saturday, December 11, 1911

Recreation:G
(Continued from Page 3) a contribution explicitly tied to in-
In the past, the board has been tramural program support."
assailed with charges of not rep- Using 1969-70 budget figures.
resenting students.sFurther, one the report estimates that out of
former ACRICS member com-' an allocation of $317,000. the net
plains, student candidates for the contribution amounted to only
board have been chosen and around $30,000 - roughly one per
backed by the athletic department. cent of the total budget.

netting

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Both Grambeau and ACRICS' giving the football team a prac-
temporary chairman, physical ed- tice field like their regular one'
ucation Prof. Paul Hunsicker, feel should not have been a priority
the committee has gone a long item for recreational sports.
way toward improving the situa- I While the debate continues. thel
tion. intramural situation gets worse.
Other menibers, however, dis- Waterman Gymnasium, a major
agree. intramural facility, for instance, is

kings.
Canham, however, says there is Bells
"no way possible" the athletic de- nrBELL BELL
partment could afford such an ex-
penditure which would amount to and
around $300,000 per year. "It's not
unreasonable, it's impossible.We're rIM
trying to balance our budget, he CHIME
says. and
One reason the department is
having a difficult time balancing
its budget, critics claim, is the
debt incurred on Crisler Arena,
a facility labeled "a financial l India Art Shop 4
blunder" by a recent ad-hoc stu- 4
dent-faculty committee report. 330 Maynard
The arena currently costs aroundj
$450,000 per year in maintenance, o 0 p r d
and over $200,000 per year in debt I -----_______ _______________________________
services. . I
Although the arena is used al - D 1 I
most solely by varsity sports, the IX Ua I I
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Although many Board members Under its conclusions and rec- One sore point with some', sated for demoition by te Un-
deny the charges, one agrees. Rose ommendations, the report empha- ACRICS members was the appro- I versity.
Sue Berstein, '73, comments, "Even sizes the importance of swiftly priation of $285,000 - nearly half 1 According to a recent report by
if students were extremely con- making major strides toward im- the three year special grant - for i an ACRICS subcommittee, the
cerned about the day-to-dayroper- proving the intramural situation. lighting andbTartan Turf for the University ranks near the bottom
ations of the athletic department itclso.h or nCn varsity football team's South Fer- of Big Ten schools, in indoor rec-
it would be virtually impossible for calls on the Boad in Con- field. reational space.
the e m tonce oi." rtrol of Intercollegiate Athletics to Hunsicker says this was among The report concludes by calling
den t "set aside" at least $250,000 per the wisest expenditures made by for "the immediate start on con-
Theisse f sudnt npt i ayear for a down payment on a the committee, contending that! struction of a new general indoor
vital one, because the board also new intramural sports complex. artifcial tra, ongewith ligh eceationa facility."
controls recreational sports and The money picture from the has nearly quadrupled the recre- To finance the project at an es-
University's general fund is little ational use of the field. timated cost of $6 million, the re-
Funds derived from the $5 per brighter. According to David Mildner, a former ACRICS port calls for the athletic depart-
term student fee alone amount to al and Intramural Sports Director student member, disagrees. ment to contribute 40 per cent of
over $300,000 of the athletic de- Rodney Grambeau, the University Mildner says Tartan Turf, while the necessary funds, with the rest
partment's income. allots around $150,000 per year-sa Tr Tfwhe e -- - coming from the general fund and
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Out of a total 1971-72 athletic to support the recreational pro- alumni contributions, the present system, -- - - -
budget of $3.1 million, $426,900, or gram. -P-A-R-----T--Y
about 12 per cent, is allocated to Three years ago, in an attempt HANUKAH PARTY
support non-varsity sports. to help the sagging intramural and
But a recent report by an ad- recreational sports program, and 5:30 Sunday, Dec. 12
hoc committee of nine professors improve coordination between the
and students, gives indications athletic department and recrea-
that the actual figure may be tional programs, the Regents cre- Menorah Lighting
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courses, ice rinks, and gymnasia. five faculty members, would be3
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appropriate to deduct general fund the inadequate program.
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