LlBtvnKT Â· (Helena, MCfTV" 59601 HISTORIC**, soeterr or Â·CUM.MT Â»960l FVCG budget cut, balanced By MARY PKKETT lotÂ»r LakÂ« Staff Wrllw A trimmed, balanced budget for the 1978-77 Flathead Valley Community College school year was presented by FVCC President Don Lindahl at a Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday night. The approximate 11,300,000 budget reflected cuts In spending in most major divisions of the school. Un- dahl said the budget didn't contain any revenues which hadn't been coo- firmed, but be anticipated the college's income would increase by about $250,000 when expected federal funding programs come through in the near future. Lindahl said "severe cuts" were made in part-time faculty, reducing this year's $90,000 expenditure to about 145,000 for the next school term. Board Cbaiman Robert Loop said part-time staff costs could run higher next year, because many, larger community service classes are self-sustaining. Smaller community service classes, however, may be in danger, be said. Lindahl also pointed out college income from student fees was reduced by about $17,000 because of the cut in part-time staff which generates student money. The budget was referred to the Budget Committee and action to approve or reject it will be taken at a public meeting, June It. During the meeting, it also was announced tho North West Area Foundation has Indicated it will give FVCC $101,000 to fund the Total Community Education (TCE) program, if the school includes the program in its next biennnial budget request to the state legislature. The board moved to approve the contracts of Calvin Jorgensen, director of the media center and Alfred Young Man, James Ludwig and Mark Holston as TCE staff members - whose salaries would come from the foundation's grant - pending written confirmation that the foundation funds would be provided for TCE. The board referred to the salary committee administrative contracts for: Marion Meyers, director of computer operations; Rae Ellen Potter, controller; LaDonna Tooey, registrar; Vic Slbert, director of auxiliary services; Bruce Johnson, dean of instruction; Richard Mattson, dean of students and Lindahl. Part-time contracts for Joe Brick and Roy Testa and a full-time contract for BUI MeClaren, counselor, were approved by the board. During a canvass of the defeated mill levy, Lindahl said the final vote was 2,380-2,073. In other business, Loop appointed Board Vice-Chairman J e a n Robocker to the County Library Board and board member Cbet Ross to the reactivated committee to name the college's buildings. City streets are repaired Kallspell street crews are out In full force this summer, rebuilding and repairing streets. Tuesday afternoon, this crew was working on new curbing along First Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues West. Photo by Mary Plckett By protesting veterans Pre-school is approved The Evergreen School Board of Trustees, meeting in regular session Tuesday night, formally approved a kindergarten program beginning with the 1976-77 school year. At a previous meeting, the board voted to initiate a kindergarten program if a suitable facility could be found which would meet health and fire codes. Supt. Don Hinkley said it was decided to conduct the program at Calvary Lutheran Church which would meet fire codes with minor alterations. During the board meeting Tuesday, Hinkley said pre-registration would not t a k e place until September. More details will be released in August, he said. Mrs. Margie Whitcraft and Mrs. Sandra Hendrickson will serve as both first grade and kindergarten teachers next school year, he said. Getty will is clear cut LOS ANGELES (AP) - Unlike Howard Hughes, J. Paul Getty left one clear cut will spelling out how his billions in cash, holdings and art treasures are to be distributed. Getty's will, a neatly-typed, 23- page document, was filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Court, leaving various bequests to his four sons and others but giving the bulk of his wealth to the J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu. The will placed no value on the estate left by the 83-year-old billionaire who died in his sleep Sunday at his country estate in Guildford, Englsnd. But the worth of Getty's global financial empire was estimated at between $2 billion and $4 billion. News in brief Wallace joins bandwagon BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) The Birmingham News said today Gov. George G. Wallace ii preparing to throw his support to Jimmy Carter as the Democratic party's candidate for president. The newspaper said Wallace will announce at a news conference later today that he is asking the 168 delegates pledged to him to support the former Georgia governor. The move could give Carter a big push toward a first-ballot victory at the party's convention in New York next month. It also could give Carter a unified South. Wallace made his decision, the newspaper said, after a midnight session with his advisers and a telephone conversation with Carter at his Plains, Ga., home. Liberty captured Daley jumps on board too CHICAGO (AP) - Mayor Richard J. Daley said today he will support Jimmy Carter for the Democratic presidential nomination at the party's national convention. Daley, for years a powerhouse in the Democratic party, said the other Illinois delegates are free to vote for whomever they please, but the mayor's decision is bound to have an important impact on what they do. There are 86 delelates committed to Illinois Sen. Adlai E. Stevenson III, who was supported by Daley as a favorite son and most of these could be expected to follow the mayor's lead. There is no legal requirement that the Stevenson delegates vote for him, meaning they could vote for Carter or .anyone else on the first ballot at the party's national convention. Dam bust death toll at 9 IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) The death toll from the collapse of Idaho's Teton Dam and the flooding that followed rose to nine today and some damage estimates soared past the $1 billion mark. Thirty persons still were listed as missing and Idaho Falls Hospital said Tuesday it had reports of 1,750 flood-related injuries, most of them minor and the result of cleanup work. Only five of the reported deaths were drownings, officials said. Three were attributed to heart attacks and one was the accidental shooting of a man guarding his property to prevent looting, they said. Spain legalizes parties MADRID, Spain (AP) -- The The 338-91 vote was seen as a Spanish parliament legalized major step toward the demo- political parties for the first time cratic reform promised by King in 40 years today despite opposi- Juan Carlos when he took the tion from ritfit-wing leaders. th rone. NEW YORK (AP) - A band of veterans protesting the loss of GI education benefits offered to end its occupation of the Statue of Liberty today, a spokesman for Vietnam Veterans Against the War said. They demanded that there be no arrests or reprisals and that a court injunction against them be dropped/ About 15 veterans had taken over the statue, at closing time Tuesday, orderig 10 employes out and barricading themselves in. The WAW spokesman said Luis Garcia, manager of the island monument for the National Park Service, responded that the matter of the Injunction was in the hands of a federal judge. Garcia said earlier that he served the injunction on the group during the night. Meanwhile, a detail of 15 National Park Service police officers was dispatched to the vicinity of Liberty Island in New York Harbor on two patrol boats. Regularly scheduled tourist boats to the island were suspended. Shortly after taking over the statue, the veterans draped a banner from the crown that read, "Extend and Expand the GI Bill" In a statement read from a Manhattan office after the move on the statue, the veterans said, "We are not rising up to beg but to demand that the GI Bill be extended and expanded." The cutoff of the education benefits, the statement said, "is forcing thousands of us onto the streets, with no jobs to be found and no income to survive. We will not starve." On June 1, the GI Bill education benefits expired for veterans who served between Jan. 31, 1955 and June 1,1966. During the.period,.3.1 million persons served in the armed forces. When the cutoff came, 480,000 were still using the benefits, including 108,000 who were early Vietnam war veterans. The GI legislation was written so that education benefits expired 10 years after the June 1, 1966 cutoff date. The bulk of America's Vietnam veterans are covered by GI legislation affecting men who served after June of 1966. 4-H judging Thursday Members of 4-H Clubs throughout the county will be at the Flathead County Fairgrounds Thursday, learning and competing in the fine art of judging livestock. Flathead County Extension Agent Dan-ell Fenner said the event is one of two put on each year by the 4-H Clubs, and is designed to teach club members to make rational decisions according to a clear value system. . The contest runs from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., beginning with a half-hour registration period and judging seminar. Afterwards, the competitors will apply the values they have been taught during the seminar to judge the quality of the livestock. Categories to be judged include beef, dairy, sheep, swine, horse and dairy goat. Fenner said the winners in the Senior Division (age 14 and over) can be eligible for places on one of three-out-of-county judging teams. Winners in the junior division compete for trophies and a place on the one out-of-county junior division judging team. Fenner said Ed Blasdel, director of the Lower Valley 4-H District, is in charge of the event. Road reclassification discussed Reclassification of local roads and lowering standards on low-use roads were the topics of a meeting of Flathead County and state highway officials Tuesday in Helena. Flathead County Commissioners Mel Wollan said officials present at the meeting seemed to agree that some roads in the state need to be reclassified because some roads in- cluded in the old state primary road system have since been rerouted. He said two state highway officials at the meeting, Jack Beckert and Joe Devine, said they would formulate a road reclassification bill to be submitted before the next legislature. The two also agreed to take before the .state highway department a proposal for lowering the state stan- dards on less-traveled roads in the state. "It would mean getting more oiled roads for less money," Wollan said. He said lowering the standards would not require legislative action. Also discussed at the meeting was t h e p o s s i b i l i t y o f p u t t i n g maintenance of secondary system roads into the state highway department budget. Carter edges closer to nomination . . Â» ,_ T* Â«in t*ka 1 WK Holocrafpc In win farter said he didn't By ASSOCIATED PRESS For Jimmy Carter, it may soon be all over but the shouting, with the Democratic presidential nomination in hailing distance. But Republicans are likely to be shouting at each other before President Ford and Ronald Reagan settle their struggle. Now, with the long haul of the presidential primary elections at an end, the campaign turns to the final caucuses and state conventions, and to the fence-straddling delegates who have yet to declare a choice. Carter goes to his task in a dominant position among Democrats, a runaway leader seeking the final commitments to cement his victory. The closely contested Republican race may become bitter, with Reagan already irate at suggestions lhat hÂ° might risk war, and Ford managers vowing to push that argument. Ford still holds the Republican lead, but Reagan has narrowed his margin. And they face a battle for custody of every delegate in the nine weeks before the Republican National Convention. Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. of California, runaway winner in his home primary, was the lone Democrat vowing an all-out contest to overtake Carter. The former Georgia governor said his landslide victory in Ohio, coupled with the delegates he picked up while losing in California and New Jersey, had made other rivals, active or potential, believers in his nomination. Carter won a presidential preference vote In New Jersey, but it was for snow, binding no delegates. An uncommitted delegate slate of Democrats who favor Brown or Minnesota Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey won the competition for nominating votes, leading Carter's entries two to one. In Republican finales, Reagan captured California with a landslide, while Ford won Ohio and an uncommitted slate which actually favors the President swept New Jersey. It added up to 173 delegates for Reagan, while Ford gained 91 committed delegates in Onto and the vir- tually certain support of 67 more hi New Jersey. Counting the nominally uncommitted New Jersey delegates, that would put Ford's delegate total at 982, Reagan's at 865, with 148 uncommitted Republican delegates. It will take 1,130 delegates to select a nominee and there are still 283 to be selected. Carter led for 211 Democratic delegates in the Tuesday primaries, to put his commitments at 1,118. There are 470 uncommitted Democratic delegates, and Carter claims unseen strength in that column. The Democrats will choose another 138 delegates in caucuses and conventions. It will take 1,505 delegates to win the Democratic nomination. Carter said that by his calculations, he now has between 1,250 and 1,300 nominating votes. Carter said Tuesday night he had been on the telephone to Humphrey, Rep. Morris K. Udall of Arizona, Sen. Frank Church of Idaho, Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace and Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley. "I might say all of them as a general group indicated their belief that I would be the nominee," Carter Hid "1 believe they unanimously said they would like to see the Democratic party be united ... They all disavowed any interest in a stop movement of any kind." Carter said he didn't think rivals like Udall and Church would stop campaigning. But Udall, his most persistent challenger, and Church, a late entry, both said Carter is In a commanding position. Brown dissented. "In every state I have gone into, Jimmy Carter has lost," he said. "So I will go forwar. I think the Democratic nomination is still open." The California governor said he is going to contest Carter for every delegate. For Ford and Reagan, the next contest is Friday, when they are to appear separately at the Missouri R e p u b l i c a n c o n v e n t i o n i n Springfield, before it selects 19 delegates.
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