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depu- bondsman arrest to but East the were Hospital. the 7--The Cumbirlind News Thursday, Mirth 1.1173 Lt Gov. Blair Lee Says Colleges In Maryland Making Satisfactory Progress In Desegregation ·ANNAPOLIS (AP«Lt. Gov. Blair Lee, saying Maryland is making satisfactory progress in integrating its colleges, ap- pealed Wednesday for federal approval of the state's deseg- regation plan. Lee, in a letter to Peter E. Holmes, acting director of the office for civil rights, said such approval "would presumably eliminate Maryland" from a pending court order directing a number of states to step up the rate of racial desegregation. The order filed Feb. 16 listed Maryland as one of five states which had filed college deseg- regation plans judged to be un- acceptable by the Department of-Health, Education and Wel^ fare. Lee reminded Holmes in hisi letter that the first state plan; submitted Oct. 1, 1969, was re-| jected, but that HEW had never commented on a second plan offered Dec. 1, 1970. The lieutenant governor said if the second plan had been re- jected, the department had kept it a secret from the state. "Indeed, the state of Mary- land has used the 1970 plan as official policy, assuming that HEW's silence indicated at least some measure of consent," he wrote. Lee said since the deseg- regation plan was put into ef- fect, the percentage o£ black students had increased from 3.6 percent to 6.6 percent at the University of Maryland College Park campus, from 6.6 per cent to 10.8 per cent at the Balti-j more County campus and from 4.3 per cent to 9 per cent at the Baltimore City branch. At the Eastern Shore branch at Princess Anne, the per- centage of white enrollment jumped from 23.7 per cent to 30.4 per cent, the lieutenant governor said. Lee wrote that "similar prog- ress is being made in the six state colleges." "The most difficult single sit- uation confronting us is at Frostburg State College, which is located in the beautiful but remote mountain" fastnesses of f.' Western Maryland, where there "v is virtually no indigenous black / population," the letter said. - : It said there are .now 118 black students at Frostburg-4.8 per cent of the enrollment- "which is. about as far as you ·· can go with scholarships and '· similar inducements." (ADVERTISEMENT)

Clipped from The Cumberland News01 Mar 1973, ThuPage 7

The Cumberland News (Cumberland, Maryland)01 Mar 1973, ThuPage 7
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