Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 21, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Regents To Seek Appropriation of $338.6 Million for Next Biennium
By Charles Roberts
AMES (AF1)—The board of regents trod
they hoped was a line between inflation and orderly progress while working up a firm ap propnations request of $338 6 million for the next two years
The figure approved Friday is more than $44 million more than funding for 1973-75. *
The money request prepared for the Iowa legislature is firm, said regents’ resident Mary louise Petersen. Harlan, barring “extreme changes in circumstances "
She said the board must try to help ease inflation instead of contributing to it, but must be fair to its institutions, too The general operating budget would actually amount to $54)2 2 million, but it was anticipated income for the two years would be $163 9 million The regents said they would need $158 8 million from the legislature for 1975-76 and $179 7 for 1976-77.
The appropriation increases would be* 16 9 percent and 13 I percent over current biennial funding While no breakdown of finalized figures by institution were immediately available, many of the regents’ staff recommendations for operating budget ingredients remained substantially unchanged At the University of Iowa. the budget would total $126 I million, breaking down into an appropriation request of $75 6 million For Iowa State university. the operating budget figures totaled $78 4 million. of which $55 3 million would come from a legislative appropriation.
The University of Northern Iowa’s budget would be $23 7 million, of which $17.7 would be appropriated by the legislature.
The Iowa School for the Deaf recommendation was $2 4 million and $2 3 in appropriations. and for the Iowa Braille and Sight-Saving School the budget reached $1.2 million—all of that funded through an appropriation.
Also approved was $37 9 million in askings for capital improvements such as building construction If lawmakers approve the request substantially as offered. teachers, their supervisors and scientists at the three universities would get a 12 percent raise next year and
8 percent more the following year
But approval for such pay raises will not continue forever, indicated regent Donald
Shaw, Davenport, because in private industry raises average 6 to 7 percent.
I don’t think we can go too long with IO to 12 percent in the public sector when 6 to 7 percent is the average in the private sector,” he warned
Nonetheless, he said the proposed figures would probably do no more than “cope with inflationary factors ’
Shaw quoted from business magazines which reported that. “People ju.n aren’t keeping up with inflation. People are falling 3 percent behind the cost of living,” he said.
The regents were unsure if the 12 percent year should be first or second in the coming biennium.
I go with the theory that they should have a significantly higher increase the first year than the second,” said Regent S.J. Brownlee, a former legislator. He said he was not sure inflation will continue at current high levels for verv much longer.
The board concurred and placed the 12 percent raise for next year.
The regents, with some misgivings, also approved a I percent additional pay hike for teachers, instructional officers and scientists at the University of Northern Iowa.
That would bring their raise to 13 percent to help catch up with salary levels at comparable institutions
“I hate to think we’re jeopardizing our credibility with the legislature by asking 13 percent,” Brownlee said
The price tag for the I percent at UNI is $100,(MMI, said the regents’ executive secretary, R Wayne Richey, who said he recommended the expenditure “rather strongly’ *
UNI faculty is “relatively below its competitive market,” he said.
Among approved capital askings was $5 million for Phase II of the Lindquist learning (enter at the University of Iowa, a building earmarked for most of the college of education there
The regents also moved the project from a No. 22 position in a list of priorities to fourth place
That brought a lengthy objection from Iowa State university, which has library construction in lith place
The regents were reminded that they were generous in providing funds for acquisition of many volumes hr the library, but now space is a problem and a new building must be planed
The budget includes $225,-(MM) earmarked for student aid
“I’m disappointed that the figure is as small as it is,” said Shaw
But he was assured bv
Richey that aid money budgeted in other calories would swell the figure to $7!MI,!MMI The regents frankly admitted they did not know how much money the legislature gave their institutions for the current biennium
Although initial appropriations for the current two years was $135 8 million and $158 8,
respectively, Regent John Baldridge, a Chariton publisher, said other factors were involved,
He said the regents received supplemental funding because of cost increases for one thing, and had funding adjusted for rises in the cost of fuel and electricity. »
Really,’ he said. “we’ve never seen that total, but there's no secret” about current funding In other action, preliminary plans and budgeting for a $2 8 million meats laboratory at ISU were approved.
But the regents were warned the amount allocated by the legislature for the project may be insufficient Des Moines Architect Dave Frevert, designer of the project. said construction cost increases may make it impossible to build the plant for $2 8 million Bidding for the project is scheduled for next spring with completion by the fall of 1976 The board also approved preliminary plans for the first phase of a $4 5 million speech-art building at UNI.
Phase II, planned for a capital request to the 1975 legislature, would cost $2 7 million
The Cedar Rapids Gazette Sat., Sept. 21, 1974 ^
Vietnam Becomes Remote To Thinking in Pentagon
By Barres L. Vises
WASHINGTON (UPI) -Vietnam is becoming more remote in Pentagon thinking than the American revolution
It is a popular belief that the military always prepares to fight the last war The U S military, however, wants to forget the last war. It is preparing to refight the last popular war — and that was in Europe.
The military has put Vietnam aside and embraced America’s long standing NATO commitment with the same dedication and fervor it employed in the 1950s
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The turnanout started even before the war ended. Throughout the long years of “Vietnamization”. then Defense Secretary Laird was slowly trying to consign th** war to the dustbin of history.
If asked a question about Vietnam. Laird was likely to brush it aside and counter with a talk on Europe. He would ask his audience to look at the really important area, the only part of the world where Soviet military might face the U. S armed forces directly Vietnam is now just a little country, a long way away. It was a painful and embarrassing experience for the American military as well as for the American people. All would like to forget it.
Jerry Friedheim, the principal spokesman for the defense department, was asked recently if Air America, a CIA-financed airline, was flying supplies to Vietnamese units in combat areas.
“I don’t have any idea,” Friedheim said “Be re a little bit out of touch with Vietnam at this stage of history since we don’t have anybody there other than those that work in the embassy ”
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European orientation and added a dash of nuclear weaponry. He expounds readily on missile accuracy and warheads, on nuclear strategy and concepts, on arms limitation philosophy and prospects But Vietnam is a subject he generally touches only when he must defend the budget for aid to Saigon The European emphasis is by no means purely a cosmetic design to avert eyes from unpleasant and messy things. In the minds of most defense planners, Europe is the principal commitment That is the area where I’. S. interests are exposed far more than in Southeast Asian jungles Europe Degrade Also, in order to fight in Vietnam, the U. S. forces in Europe had been degraded. Their equipment was taken from them; they were used as a dumping ground for men awaiting or completing tours in the war zone. Morale fell, readiness plummeted There was a real need to focus attention and effort on rebuilding the forces there The Vietnam maps that once graced the walls of Pentagon offices in profusion — provincial boundary maps, population density maps. DMZ area maps, navigational maps — have been thinned considerably
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HARPERS FERRY - Us* was estimated at $700 in a breakin at the Rodney Bloxham farm near here The Rloxhams discovered the loss when they returned from a vacation Thieves stole their console stereo, LP records and tapes
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ELKADER — Jody (Tow, 17, and Ronald Werger. 17. both of Garnavillo, are in good condition in an Elkader hospital. receiveing treatment for injuries suffered in a one car accident on highway 13 north of here Crow was driver of the car.
DECORAH - David Zweibohmer. 21, Calmar, and Virgil Thuente, 25. Fort Atkinson. were in fairly good condition at a Decorah hospital Saturday, being treated for injuries suffered in a one-car accident Friday night.
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