April 10, 1968
$50,000 for Library Science
$50,000 approved for "Library Science" in General Assembly appropriations bill special Committee Report for the University.
The General Appropriations bill was reported out of the Senate Finance Committee without the special appropriations funds, which included start-up money for library science, asked for by President Tom Jones. During the debate on the bill, Senator Edgar Brown, Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, appeared to be opposed to the special request of $50,000 for library science. At a critical moment during the debate, Senator James Mozingo, leaned over to Sen. Brown and said: "Oh, let him [Dr. Jones] have his money." Then the bill passed.
Senators James Mozingo and Edgar Brown
Library Science Amendment to the Finance Committee Report