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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 25, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Regents Approve $141 Million Operational Budgets DES MOINES (UPI) - The state board of regents Wednesday gave final approval to general budgets totaling more than $141 million for operation of the three state universities during the 1974-75 school year. The budgets approved included $1)5.5 million for the University of Iowa, $54.9 million for Iowa State university and $21 million for the University of Northern Iowa. The current school year began July I. U. of I administrators said their budget for the next school year is 10.9 percent higher than for the year which ended June 30. They said about 70 percent of the general budget came from state funds, with the remainder from student fees and grants. Increase 3 Percent I S U administrators said their general operations budget for the 1974-75 school year Regents Permit Expanded Gov. Ray: U. of I. Alcohol Sales ’No Intention' Of Tax Hike is 3 percent larger than for last year. They said $39 million of the $54.9 million came as state appropriations, with the rest from students fees and other income. Administrators from UNI said their 1974-75 budget agrees with the preliminary budget approved by the regents in June, but did not disclose how much this years budget exceeds the 1973-74 amount. DES MOINES (AP)—Serving alcoholic beverages at the University of Iowa has been approved by the state board of regents despite opposition by the director of the university’s school of library science. Citing alcoholism as this country’s greatest drug problem, Prof. Frederick Weze-man read a prepared statement to the regents Wednesday opposing the sale of intoxicating beverages in the student union, at the university golf course and in theaters and auditoriums. Davis Arrested On Murder Charge DES MOINES (AP) - Jim' Officials said the increased budgets for the 1974-75 school years were necessary in order to provide salary increases for academic, nonacademic and administrative employes and to cover rising operating costs. UM A Member The regents also approved Iowa State university’s participation as a charter member of the proposed University of Mid-America (UMA). Seven Rig Eight conference universities would cooperate in the open university project offering a variety of courses to persons not enrolled in university programs. The objective of the* open learning concept is to offer a broad program of instruction to midwest citizens who are unable to return to a university campus for course work, ISL’ officials said. Area Schools “We want to emphasize that this program will in no way undermine the area schools throughout the state,” Regent John I). Baldridge, Chariton, said. “There are many courses that can be offered only by the area schools and many courses that can be offered only through the universities affiliated with UMA,” Baldridge explained. Study programs would be available on an individual basis outside the formal classroom situation, but no degrees would be awarded by UMA, officials said. The development of the cooperative venture has been endorsed by the Mid-America State Universities Assn. and will be financed by a $934,581 grant from the National Institute of Education. Representatives of member universities are scheduled to meet. July 29 in Kansas City to formally establish the new program. serve liquor at student social functions and to arrange a ‘happy hour’ for conferences and meetings held on campus,” Wezeman charged. Against Interests other. Davis, a disc jockey for a Des! Moines radio station. Civic Groups Promote Sigourney Theater SIGOURNEY — Sigourney’s six civic organizations are again planning a promotion inj support of the Garden Theatre. I Proceeds from these promotional events are used to support and pay for the theatre. This year’s project will be to punches DES MOINES (AP) - Gov “University department [Robert Ray, seeking re-electionj^av*s» 27, Des Moines, was toj heads will bo expected to i to an unprecedented fourth be arraigned Thursday morning term, says he has “no intention on a charge of inciting or advis- of raising taxes’ if he s re-1 jng the unlawful killing of an-! turned to office. But if a tax hike became necessary to support growing demands of state government, jMOincs ra{3,° station, was ar-1 Ray said he would first consider res*e(* Wednesday after he alle-Such a policy is contrary ! which taxes are the most pro-l^^^ hired a state agent to kill jgressive — placing the most I wife, Mary Margaret Davis, I burden on those with the grea-iSa'^ Craig Beek, director of the test ability to withstand a tax l^’a bureau ol criminal inves-increase.    ligation. “I don’t favor any increase in Davis teamed with Del Moni-taxes,” Ray told Drake univer- co ^or an early morning radio sity’s institute in state and local js^ow on station KIOA. government Wednesday.    ’ But if required, “we would State Authorizes look at the income tax before Dj, h R , p • f any other one.    “    I He said he would also consid- AMES — The Iowa highway cr increasing the top tax brack- commission Wednesday gave Radio /hack to the best interests of the University of Iowa and the cause of higher education,” he argued. U. of I. officials cited in their request permission granted by the regents last month to Iowa State university to serve alcoholic beverages in certain areas, including the union and golf course. The request for permission to have alcoholic beverages on the fine arts campus would generally involve wines and in connection with sell family theatre tickets on a six months basis, beginning September I, 1974. The tickets will sell for $26 for an entire family for six months. The tickets will entitle any or all members of an individual openings, receptions and special performances, university officials said. Dorm Arrangements In other business, the regents authorized the University of Northern Iowa to es- family to attend movies during ^blish residence hall living the six months period. Beginning September I, there will be one movie per week, to be shown Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Tickets will be available beginning July 25. They will be for sale by members of the Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis club, Lions club, Jaycees, Jay-ceettes and Woman’s club. arrangements similar to those offered at Iowa State university and the University of Iowa. Alternatives might include varied arrangements for coed housing or for students with common interests, regents Executive Secretary R. Wayne Richey said Wednesday. et from the present $9,000, and approval to undertaking a ditch raising the percentage of taxes repair project, to be paid for that those in upper income from the emergency and contin-| levels pay.    gcncy fund,    on    Iowa    highway “I’ve fought against    the    sales    979 (Old Iowa    I)    in    Johnson [tax because it is regressive,” county. Ray said, adding that the same The area to be repaired, at a is true of a property tax.    [cost of about $47,(KIO, is 4.5 miles Ray also said he believes the [east of the interstate 380 inoffice of lieutenant    governor    j terchange. should be made a full-time job to allow that officeholder to become more involved    in    state government. ^hf (fc'clur iXnpicU (flnjcBe Motorist Convicted Cf Drunk Driving DECORAH - Harold Albert Halweg, 55, route I, Monona,! 'Wednesday was found guilty of (drunk driving by a jury in dis-i triet court here. t tobhshed In 1183 bv The Ga/eMe Co ana published dally ond Sunday at 500 Third ave SE, Cedar Rapids, lo wa 52406 Second class postage paid at Cedar Rapids, iowa. Subscription rates bv carrier 95 cents a week By mail: Night Edition and Sunday 6 issues 13 75 a month, $39 OO a year Afternoon Editions ond Sunday 7 issues $3.85 a month, $40 OO a year Other states and U.S. territories $60 OO a year. 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