1946 Jan 24 Miami Daily
BOARD OPPOSES NATTCATO.U, RegerUs Pfepnre Resolution A§dinst Retentidn of Navy Bate in Norman NORMAN, Okla., Jan. 24—UP)— E. C. Htfppcr, Eufaula, president of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents, has announced the adoption of a resolution by the board in opposition to the retention of the Naval Air Technical training training center here. The announcement followed a meeting yesterday of Rear Adm. Felix B. Stump, chief of the Naval Technical Training command, with university and state officials and Norman businessmen. Admiral Stump did not announce whether a decision on the location of the base had been made. The resolution adopted by the regents stated that in their opinion opinion maintenance of the NATTC near the campus would "not be in the best, interest of the University of Oklahoma." University, officials and Norman businessmen have disagreed on the issue. School officials contend that retention of the large naval base would cause many students to enroll enroll elsewhere and that a housing shortage would hamper the university^ university^ growth. No'rman businessmen say they do not'believe maintenance of the base would decrease enrollment in the university and contend the added business caused by the base would enable city firms to hire more students students in part-time jobs.