COLUMBIA, SC 29208
March 22, 1968
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
To all members, Senate
(Personal names and address used)
Of the total $16,518,250 University Appropriation requested for 1968-69, only $12,103,325 has so far been recommended.
The University is well aware that anticipated State Revenues are insufficient to meet the various budget requests and needs. It would therefore be wishful thinking on our part, or idle day-dreaming, to even suggest that the total $16,518,250 be appropriated - - much as the money is needed.
Accordingly, the University had pared its additional request down to three items, none of which is funded at this time. These three are described in the attached summary, in descending order of priority.
Library Science is acutely needed in South Carolina because of the absence of any program in the State and since verbal ability is such a problem with our young people. In-Service Training is a "must" if we are to raise the standards of our present grade-school teachers. Manpower Research is a vital element if we are to understand present labor sources and supply the ever-increasing industrial needs.
Since the Senate Finance Committee is not having hearings, we felt compelled to bring these items to your personal attention by means of this letter. Each of the three items, while relatively modest in dollar amount, has a tremendous potential for future dividends to the State. It is the University's hope, therefore, that some means can be found to fund them in whole or in part.
Thomas F. Jones