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The Michigan Daily
Vol. XC, No. 15-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, May 29, 1980 Ten Cents Sixteen Pages
State slashes ' budget

Two legislative committees approved
Gov. William Milliken's $97.5 million
budget-cutting executive order yester-
day, giving the nod to a $1.6 million
slash in the University's budget.
The order, which applies to the
current 1979-80 fiscal year, was ap-
proved by both the State Senate and
House appropriations committees. It
will take effect immediately, according
to University Vice-President for State
Relations Richard Kennedy.
with a 1.1 per cent across-the-board
budget cut, resulting in a total of $6.9
million to be whittled from higher
education budgets state-wide.

Higher education cut
by $6.9 million
The University was the hardest hit of president and chief financial officer.
all Michigan colleges, suffering a loss "SINCE OUR state appropriation is
of $1.8 million for all three campuses - the largest, we're looking at the biggest
$1.6 million for the Ann Arbor campus cutback in terms of a dollar figure,"
alone. Brinkerhoff said.
"The things that will have to be cut The University receives ap-
(from the University budget) are the proximately $150 million per year in
deferrable expenses," such as library state appropriations.
and laboratory acquisitions, said One complication in the budgetary
James Brinkerhoff, University vice- maze is the conflict between state and

University fiscal years. Milliken's
executive order requires cutbacks in
the state's 1979-80 budget, which runs
from October 1979 to October 1980. The
University's fiscal year, however, runs
from July 1979 to July 1980.
THE UNIVERSITY will have to
break up the $1.6 million cutback bet-
ween the 1979-80 budget and the 1980-81
budget. The University faces massive
cutbacks, including staff layoffs, for the
1980-81 budget year.
State Sen. Bill Huffman (D-Madison
Heights), appropriations committee
vice-chairman, said Milliken's original
higher education budget recommen-
dation was a two per cent cut.
Conferences between legislators and
state budget officials finally resulted in
a 1.1 per cent cut, but the difference
was made up in the state-city revenue
sharing program.
HUFFMAN SAID cities' revenue
sharing was cut an average of five per
cent, but some cities suffered cuts of
seven to ten per cent.
"We figured they (the cities) could
take the five per cent cut easier than
higher education could take the two per
cent," Huffman said.
Milliken's order cut only $100 million,
leaving the state with a projected $80
million deficit.
BUT, HUFFMAN said, "We're goin
to do a lot of juggling (of state funds) to
keep from making any more cuts this
State Rep. William Keith (D-Garden
City), chairman of the colleges" and
universities committee, said, "Kin-
dergarten through twelfth grade
districts are taking a larger cut, and
junior colleges are taking a 1.5 per cent
cut. Whe' you look at the overall, a one
per cent cut is tolerable, compared to
the two per cent (some) other depar-
tments are taking."
Michigan State University will have
to cut $1.3 million; Wayne State
University, $1 million; Western
Michigan University, $506,000; Eastern
Michigan University, $376,000; and
Central Michigan University, $319,000.

Afternoon interlude
Yesterday's warm weather brought hundreds of persons out to the Diag yesterday, including one couple photographed
here during an intimate moment. The crowds shouldn't be out and about today, however, as the weather takes a turn
for the worse. See Today, Page 2.

grip in,

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The military,
unchallenged after crushing democracy-seeking in-
surgents, will formalize its control of South Korea by
establishing a council that will govern by martial-law
decree, informed sources said yesterday.
The sources said Choi Kyu-hah, the interim civilian
president, will remain in his post, but Chun Doo-
hwan, the nation's security commander, and other
generals will run the country.
legislature will have virtually no role to play in the
decision-making process once council members are
named, the sources said.
The military offered a limited amnesty in Kwangju
yesterday, a day after paratroopers killed 17 civilians
when they crushed a nine-day rebellion. The
rebellion, in which 290 persons were killed, was led by
students demanding greater democracy.
In Washington, a coalition of human rights groups
accused President Carter of supporting the "most
vicious and fanatic elements" of the South Korean
U.S. OFFICIALS in Washington privately ex-

pressed alarm over trends toward authoritarian rule
in South Korea, but said no consensus had emerged
yet within the Carter administration on an official
U.S. response.
The State Department earlier expressed regret at
the clashes between South Korean soldiers and in-
surgents and called for establishment of a "broadly
based civilian government." Some American of-
ficials predict that if the generals try to retain power
for an extended period, they almost surely will en-
counter strong public resistance.
South Korea's military long has played a
prominent role in the nation's affairs. But it won even
greater power after the assassination of President
Park Chung-hee last October.
Martial law was declared in South Korea after
Park was killed and was extended throughout the
country May 18 after bloody rioting in Seoul,
Kwangju and other cities.
The martial law command urged participants in
the Kwangju rioting to "surrender to the nearest
authorities" and promised "maximum generosity"
to those surrendering during the next 10 days.

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