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SEATTLE (AP)- When James H. Petrie was ac- education loan, he reported to the college in neth Haynes, then superintendent of the Marine
cepted into a Merchant Marine training program at a Galveston on Aug. 24. Academy, "was agreeable to me coming.. . Haynes
Texas college, he borrowed $2,400 to pay his tuition That's when Moody College President William told me I'd raise the average age of cadets."
and set off eagerly to start classes. Clayton wrote Petrie to say he couldn't stay because PETRIE SAID trouble started when he failed to put,',
But as soon as he showed up, the school sent him "you could not graduate from the license-option his age on a housing application. He put his age on all.
S tu d e n t , 7 1LSP THhome-saying that at 71 he was too old. program until you are 76. other documents and talked about his age with
"I SPENT THREE years trying to get into the "THE POTENTIAL is virtually zero that com- "deans, associate deans and department heads" .
program and finally it was nailed down and some lit- panies hiring ... graduates of this institution would But "the corps adviser, J.B. Mainord, and some
tle twerps, young'ns, threw in a monkey-wrench," he employ a man of you- age," Clayton wrote. other underlings objected that I didn't show my ae
said Wednesday. "It's pure age discrimination," said Petrie, who on the housing application. Mainord took me before
s e i Last year Petrie, a retired railroad and Boeing plans to sue "to get back into the program, to get my the president," Petrie said,
employee who lives in Kirkland, Wash., was accepted expenses back and for some punitive damages William Whartle, assistant vice president for
by Texas A&M University's Moody College Merchant because I put a lot of effort into this." academic affairs, said university officials accepted
Marine officer program. After securing a federal Petrie says he visited Texas A&M in 1980 and Ken- Petrie on the basis of test scores and grades
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State cutback could
eat into faculty rais OUR APOLOGIES
By MARK GINDIN
There is a "distinct possibility"
GV William Milliken will issue a Aas7
minute executive order to reduce state
expenditures to make up for a projected
ortfall of $50 million to $100 million
or the current fiscal year ending Sep-
tember 30, according to a source in
Although the state is attempting to
cope with a shortfall in its 80-81 budget,
the reduction of state appropriation
from the executive .order would be felt
by the University in its 81-82 fiscal year
budget, according to University Chief
Financial Officer James Brinkerhoff.
"THE REDUCTION will mean less
by way of a salary increase for faculty
tad staff during our fiscal 82 year,"
id Brinkerhoff. "We will have to ac-
commodate" when submitting the
budget for the 81-82 year, he said. The
planning of this year's budget has been
delayed because of the uncertainty of
Brinkerhoff said that if Milliken does
reduce the state's September allocation
to the University, the administration
would probably have to reduce the size
of salary raises for faculty and staff
which are already set below the in-
flation rate. He said the cutback would
probably not force further program
One bf the two areas most likely to
receive the brunt of the reduction is the
state's universities, said James Storey,
director of the House Republican news
bureau and Communications. The other
area would be the cities and localities
dependent on the state for funding as
well as the local school districts, he
.THE UNIVERSITIES will be hurt'
more than other state agencies, Storey
said, because the schools as well as the
localities have only just started their
new fiscal years, and therefore have
more unspent money to be recovered by
the state, whereas other state ageiies
are nearing the end of their fiscal years
and have little money remaining.
The reduction would be on the order
1 percent to 2 percent across-the-
board of the annual state budget,
depending on the actual deficit at the
time of the decision, which will be after
Sept. 15, Storey said.
Any executive' order by the governor
would have to be approved by the state
House and Senate appropriation com-
mittees before actually taking effect,
Storey said, and those bodies will
reconvene Sept. 15 after the current
vacation. Because the state constitution
Wequires a balanced budget by the end
f each fiscal year, the decision of how
much to cut would have to be made
before Sept. 30, he said.
The University would not be prepared
to absorb any such cut in its September
allocation easily, said Ralph Nichols,
the University's coordinator of budget
information in the office of the vice-
president for academic affairs.
"We've been planning the budget on
he assumption that they wouldn't come
back (for money)," Nichols said. If an
executive order was issued, Nichols
said, it would mean a reduction in the
state's September payment to the
University and would affect the 81-82
budget, under which the University is
AN EXECUTIVE order reduced the
state appropriation in September of last
year, Nichols said, but the University
had been notified of the impending cut
..salary raises at stake
the previous May and had time to
prepare for it. The state has given the
University no igdication this year it
cannot balance the current budget, he
THE BUDGET can be balanced by
Sept. 30 if the state makes internal ad-
justments and an executive order may
not be necessary, said Bill Lobenherz of
the state relations office at Wayne State
However, Ralph Nichols said that-if
there is talk of an executive order in the
first place, "they (state officials) have
already exhausted all the other
If the governor does issue an
executive order for the current fiscal
year, it would probably only be the first
of ,two required this year. ,Both state
and University officials believe that the
entire amount appropriated for the next
fiscal year -a 12 percent in-
crease-will not materialize, and an
executive order will be necessary in Oc-
tober reducing or eliminating that in-
Most University and state officials
concede that the state does not have the
funds to eventually make good on its
budget outlays and the 12 percent in-
crease to the University, Storey said.
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