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Page Six

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Thursday, March 25, 1971

Page Six THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Legislators fault

'U' budget request

(Continued from page 1) "erosion toward mediocrity." flated figures impair their
tion of setting aside monies for To make up for the difference, judgement and are used by the
higher education from any pro- the Bureau of the Budget 1,ro- University to try to get more
jected tax increase. posed a seven per cent tuition in- than it deserves.
Moreover, whether there will crease and an enrollment reduc- "These inflated requests strain
be enough votes to enact budget tion of 294 at the Ann Arbor cam- the credibility of the University,"
increases over a possible veto by pus. says Senate appropriations sub-
Milliken remains a major ques- The bureau recommended ter- committee chairman Gary By-
tion. minating the $1,141,000 fee paid ker (R-Hudsonville). "We're giv-
"We could never get a two- annually to Ann Arbor for police ing them $71 million this year
thirds vote to override Milliken," and fire protection, creating in and that's a lot of money.
says House majority leader Mar- its place a campus police force "They use a room 15-20 per
vin Stempien (D-Livonia). "And for half the cost. Further, over cent of the time and say it's
besides, we've given them (the $2.8 million would be "saved" utilized," he adds. "I would op-
University) too much already." through "staff reductions." . pose giving the University any
Currently, Republicans have, a Notwithstanding the immediate more money except for expan-
majority in the Senate and Dem- effect of the austerity measures sion of the medical and dental
ocrats have a' 58-52 advantage in on the University, future pros- schools."
the House. pects for coordinating budget pro- Most of the reaction at the cap-
In the light of these obstacles, posals and state recommenda- ital centers on a vague feeling
the University's position seems tions through the traditional the University has not been truth-
especially grim to its adminis- . means of the budget process ap- ful in disclosing to the Legisla-
trators. Back in January, they pear jeopardized by a lack of co- ture programs which have not
began publicizing to legislators ordination between universities been viewed favorably by the
figures which said the University and government. Legislature in the past.
needed about $15 million for fis- University administrators ad- "How many they got on sab-
cal 1971-72 simply to "maintain mit the voluminous proposals battical leave over there (at the
the basic budget" they have this they submit every October are University)?" says House appro-
fiscal year. inflated, but say it's necessary priations committee member Ar-
Thus, when only a $2.8 million to offset the cuts imposed by the thur Law (D-Pontiac).
increase was recommended by Bureau of the Budget, which Copeland is particularly ada-
Milliken through the Bureau of evaluates every request. mant about what he considers
the Budget, administrators were Conversely, legislators and excesses in the spending of pres-.
indignant and said the cut meant government officials contend in- ent University funds. "They've
Lease expiration, to conclude
Indian Paintbrush controversy

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hired all these flunkies around
like (Education school Dean
Wilbur Cohen and they have the
nerve to come and ask us for
money."
Dismissing the rhetor'ic that
often accompanies an unwelcome
tax increase, their opinions, in
addition to those of Milliken, are
reflected in the agent crystalliz-
ing the governor's budget views
-the state Bureau of the Budget.
Robert Endriss, a specialist
there, has among his concerns
the development of the state's
appropriation figures in the gov-
ernor's annual budget request
for the University and Wayne
State University. He freely ad-
mits he does not engage in "in-
tensive study" of each University
request, and is guided by two
views shared with the governor.
Both see the need to "level
off" multiversity enrollmen ts.
"We're arriving at the point now
where universities will be getting
s ni a 11 e r annual budget in-
creases," p r e d i c t s ndriss.
"There just aren't that many
kids now."
They also support "across the
board cuts" to all state colleges
and universities, in harmony
with' their emphasis toward
smaller colleges.
Though now facing heavy pre,-
sure from University administra-
tors who say they were "shock-
ed" by the small increase, En-
driss claims his cuts in Univer-
sity requests were consistent
"Michigan has gotten what it
got because of our evaluation
based on our funds md not on
their request," Endriss empha-
sizes. "If they had asked for a
$30 million increase :nstead of
20, they would have gotten no
more."
University administrators ap-
pear correct in at least one of
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their complaints, though, the
University's status under Milli-
ken's "general policy" of de-em-
phasizing large universities s
still too vague to indicate exact-j
ly what changes Lansing will
enact.
For example, while equity is
promised in the guideline favor-
ing reduction of large-universitya
allotments, the University --
smaller than either WSU or
Michigan State University-has
the largest proposed enrollment
slash.
Further, though having the
greatest appropriation, the Uni-
versity received the smallest
recommended increase in state
funds of the "big three" state
universities.
The long range effect of the
governor's proposal on the Uni-
versity is hard to determine.
However, with more overtures
by the governor toward centraliz-
ation, a larger role for the State
Board of Education in coordinat-
ing higher education is possible.
Irregardless, past University de-
mands for "special" treatment
by virtue of its academic reputa-
tion seem less than effective
now.
As Endrissssays, "I nave no
doubt that in some areas the way
appropriations are arrived at has
had the effect of making decisions
for the statesuniversities, and.I
don't see less of an attempt to
control them in the future." ,
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(Continued from page 1) said, appeared. sexist to several
considerations were the Cellar's Cellar employees,
space allocations and potential tax "I'm not saying this is in any
exemption conflicts, way justified," Kratz said, "but
The Cellar has indicated, Kratz in the. interest of good employe
said, that the space the Paintbrush morale and, in general, I think
now occupies might be needed for it wise not to renew the lease when
other purposes, especially during, it expires."
the fall book and supply rush. He Kratz also cited as a reason his
added that the Paintbrush h a s desire for terminating the lease to
raised questions concerning the avoid escalation of Land's posi-
Cellar's tax exemption from t h e tion in the interest of good public
state, as well as its contract with +relations for both operations. "The
the Michigan Union. operating procedure, organization,
Because of its status as a non- and esthetics of the Indian Paint-

jected that the available space had
not been advertised in any way
before being leased to the Paint-
brush. Another objection was the
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low amount oz rent enargea Tote
Paintbrush.
Kratz pointed out that in No-
vember a representative of the
Cellar had approached the Paint-
brush, then a small flower cart on
the corner of South and East
University; about the possibility
of renting space in the newly-
opened student bookstore.
At that time, Kratz explains,
there was no suitable place with-
in the Cellar.
After the Cellar had changed
its cash register system last Jan-
iary a suitable space became
available to the Paintbrush.
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profit organization, the Cellar is
exempt from the four per cent
state sales tax. The presence of a
profit making enterprise, however,
could jeopardize that exemption.
Kratz also maintained that space
limitations had already caused dif-
ficulties in handling inventory
and keeping the Paintbrush well-
stocked. He predicted that sales,
which had totaled $90 a day thel
first half month of business,
would probably reach $125 by
April.
Kratz said he based his decision
on what he termed unrest among
Cellar employees concerning h i s
hiring practices. He explained that
the initial hiring policy encour-
aged female applicants because his
past experience proved them bet-
ter for business. This policy, he

brush are totally incompatible with
that of the Cellar and are ad-
versely affecting both organiza-
tions," he stated.
Land's petition to remove t h e
Paintbrush from the Cellar ob-

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Mar. 15-Mar. 31 UNDERGRADUATE ART SHOW
Rackham Gallery, 3rd floor
Mar.2-Mar. 24-SILKSCREENING in the Fishbowl
Entirely student-produced musical
"SID SHRYCOCK GOES TO AFRICA"
East Quad Auditorium, 8:00
tickets at the door
6 27 STUDENT PLAY
7:00 and 10:00
tickets at the door
STUDENT CRAFTS FAIR
ar. L7- Union Ballroom, 10:00-10:00
"TO BE YOUNG, GIFTED, AND BLACK'
Mar. -8- Hill Auditorium, 3:00
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Let's hear it for the drunks.

It's not the drink that kills, it's the drunk, the problem drinker, the abusive
drinker, the drunk driver. This year he'll be involved in the killing
of at least 25,000 people. He'll be involved in at least 800,000 highway
crashes. After all the drunk driver has done for us, what can we do for
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