Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on May 28, 1977 · Page 1
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UNC hikes tuition, fees and housing costs Bv RON STEWART niiartop neve* tn tlil lima 1^ tha fiaft n( \U n ,. nn !/.,__) J:_«_t * i t _ _ »fr\rt ,, ..,, \ J . » T _. *.. _ . . . . . . ^^^^ By RON STEWART TrlbuneStitfWriter Cost of higher education goes up next quarter at the University of Northern Colorado with tuition, student fees, and housing costs all due to take a jump. UNC's board of trustees approved the increases Friday. Tuition for Colorado residents will go up $15 a quarter; student fees go up 51, and housing goes up $40. For non-residents, tuition will go up $58 a quarter, from current $515 per quarter to $573. · Resident tuition, now .at $129 per quarter, goes to $144 June 13, the start of summer quarter. Although the-increases are approved by the board of trustees, tuition charges actually are based on the cost of providing an education at UNC the previous year. Residents pay one-fourth of the previous year's actual cost; nonresidents pay full cost per student. Student fees go up $1, largely to give public radio station KUNC-FM another "one-time" funding boost. Room and board rates don't become effective until Sept. 1. According to Wayne Kuncl, director of housing, room and board rates will go to between $1,360 and $1,455, depending on the residence hall, but in all cases the hikes are $40 per quarter. Residence halls effected and new yearlong (fall, winter and spring) rates are East Campus, $1,38); McCowcn, $1,440; Harrison, $1,455; Belford, Sabin, Tobey- Kendell and Snyder, $1,395, and Wiebking and Wilson, $1,440. Rates in the apartment-style halls (Turner and Lawrenson) were increased only for four-person apartments. At Turner this amounts to $20 a quarter (to $690 a year), and at Lawrenson $15 a quarter (to $735 a year). These rates are without board. Student family apartments (furnished) and faculty apartments (unfurnished) will be increased $15 per month. Kuncl said the housing increases are due to rising costs for food, personnel, and utilities. According to Ted Nelson, dean of student services, UNC still is "low on the totem pole" in cost of student housing. In addition to the hike in regular tuition, .the board approved higher charges for part-time tuition. These charges, based on a per-credit-hour cost, go up 53 per credit, from $18 to $21 for residents from $72 to $82 per credit for non-residents. The tuition per credit hour for each credit over 18 was set at $10 (up $1) for residents and $38 (up $3) for nonresidents. Tuition, according to a state legislature formula, is based on the cost of education of the previous year and Is set by the legislature in the appropriations bill each year. Student fees go up $1, from current $45.50 per student to $46.50. UNC president Dr. Richard Bond recommended the increase against the recommendation of the university's Student Fee Allocation Committee (SFAC), which had wanted fees unchanged. Bond said the increase is necessary to maintain a $95,500 reserve, which could suddenly be needed to maintain programs if student population declined. But the reserve will be dipped into to provide $18,000 for KUNC, an FM station that will be partly funded with state Continued on page 2 15 CENTS A COPY Original Script Written by Horace Greeley in 1871 VOL. 49, NO. 186 GREELEY, COLORADO80431 A N D T H E G R E E L E Y R E P U B L I C A N Weekly Tribune Established 1870 SATURDAY, MAY 28,1977 Major bills face legislators after holiday DENVER (AP) - The Colorado General Assembly recessed for a long holiday break, hoping to return Tuesday and finish the major tasks still before it. Despite 142 days of work, lawmakers in the House and Senate still have not reached agreement on major issues -property tax relief, school finance, bilingual-bicultural education, corrections/labor legislation, a "cap" on local spending, and a $1.7 billion main budget bill. The House gave final approval Friday to a bill hiking the salaries of elected county officials by nearly $1 million, moving the measure on for the Senate's consideration. But majority Republicans gave only tentative approval to another pay bill they discussed in caucus, one that would increase the salaries of the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, treasurer and secretary of state. That measure has already cleared the Senate, but House Republicans were lukewarm about the bill, primarily because it also contains proposed pay increases for judges. The GOP members cast a reluctant 1611 vote to "consider" the Senate bill, despite a visit by Senate Majority Leader Richard Flock of Denver. Plock pointed out that the state's top elected officials haven't received a pay hike in four years, and if action isn't taken this session, it could be another four years. . It was noted that Gov..Richard Lamm could put'that topic on his agenda for the. 1978 session, but Ploclt answered that the governor removed those pay hikes from consideration'last, year, and it. is a "political unreality" that the governor would move to increase his own pay and Veterans sef Memorial Day services Hundreds of Greeley and Weld County veterans will be standing at attention Monday as the soft sound of "Taps" will be played, honoring those persons who have died in service to their country. Two programs will be presented in Greeley, at 9 a.m. at Linn- Grove Cemetery and at 11 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens. The' Disabled American Veterans will. hold the ceremony at Linn Grove, and the Sunset Gardens ceremony will be conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The main address at the Linn Grove ceremonies will be given by Ret. Lt. Col. Robert Robinson, who served in the 84th Infantry Division in the European Theater of Operations during WWII. He has been director of the Division of Aging for the Colorado State Department, and this summer is director of the Green Thumb Program for Colorado and Wyoming. The federal program has been set up under the Farmer's Union, and is used to aid senior citizens with gardening and yard work. In his address, Robinson will discuss the Veterans' Nursing Home in Florence. Jack Redus of KUAD Radio and a member of the D.A.V., will act as master of ceremonies, and the officer of the day will be Albert Baumgartner of the Weld County. Vets Council. Kermit Rinka, D.A.V. Commander,' will be the adjutant of the day. Several local organizations will participate in the Linn Grove ceremonies, including American Legion Post No. 18, V.F.W. Post 6624, Colorado Department of Retreads, V.F.W. Post 2121, WWI .1569 Columbine Barracks and D.A.V. Chapter No. 8. , ' . ' · " . the Handicapped Boy Scout Troop 244 · will conduct the Flag Raising Ceremony, and the bugler will, be Ted Witte. The'invocation will be given by the Rev. Robert Thomas. A salute to Departed Comrades will be conducted by the Fort Carson Firing Squad. Giving a dedication and floral tribute will be several women's auxiliary groups, including the Daughters of Union Veterans, American War Mothers, Navy Mothers Club No. 15, D.A.V. Auxiliary, WWI Auxiliary, V.F.W. Post 2121 Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary and the V.F.W. Post 6625 Auxiliary The master of ceremonies at the Sunset Memorial Gardens services will be Oscar Bell of Greeley, commander of Post 2121 V.F.W. The main address will be given by Col. John E. Rasberry, U.S. Air Force chaplain at Lowry A.F.B., Aurora. Rasberry has been in the Air Force since 1958, and has served in New York, England, Mississippi, Vietnam and Germany before coming to Colorado last September. A Mass Color Guard will open the ceremonies, .with representatives of V.F.W. Post 2121, American Legion Victor Candlin Post No...18, D.A.V. Chapter No. 8, Veterans of World War I Columbine Barracks 1569, A.F.R.O.T.C. of the University of Northern Colorado, and the Army, Navy, .Marine and Air Force recruiters. Pastor Harold A. Harris, St. Paul's Congregational Church, will-give, the invocation, and the benediction will be given by the Rev. Warren H. Wille, Trinity Lutheran Church. Auxiliary groups participating include the Daughters of the Union Soldiers, Daughters of the Union Veterans, American War Mothers Chapter No. 6, V.F.W. Post - 2121 Auxiliary, D.A.V. Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary, Navy Mother's Club, and the WWI Veterans Auxiliary. The firing squad for the salute will be from Fort Carson, and "Taps" will be played by Ted E. Witte and Paul E. Laubhan. Boy Scout Troop No. 231 will provide traffic control and emergency services will be provided by the Weld County Ambulance Service. The Sunset Gardens services will be broadcast on KYOU Radio, 1450, at 11 a.m. Monday. Da Vinci helicopter Artist-inventor Leonardo da Vinci's helicopter is one of several models on display in the Candelaria Hall museum. Leonardo was fascinated with the form of the spiral which often appears in nature and is involved in the principle of the screw. His helicopter lakes the form of an aerial screw, following the example of a device earlier brought to Europe from the Far East in the form of a child's toy. Of his design for the helicopter he wrote, "If this instrument . made with a screw be well made -- that is to say, made of linen of which the pores . · .are stopped up with starch -and be turned swiftly, the said screw will make its spiral in the air and it will rise high." (Tribune photo- by Paul Moloney) that of other top state officials in an election year. The county pay raise bill passed by a vote of 41-15, despite arguments it should not move until the General Assembly resolves the question of local property tax relief. Rep. Steve Durham, R-Colorado Springs, voted against the bill,, saying lawmakers are "making a bad situation worse." It is not proper, Durham argued, to pass the pay raise bill while the whole property tax relief question still has not been resolved. A decision on a House- approved property tax relief plan has been stalled in the Senate, and could be killed. A Democrat, Dorothy Witherspoon of Lakewood, agreed with Durham. "Whether or not you like it folks, it's gonna raise taxes," she said. And she questioned the wisdom of approving a bill that gives county commissioners the option 'of raising, or lowering by 15 per cent; the salaries setup in the bill. . Generally, the measure increases the ' salaries of ·, commissioners, sheriffs, treasurers, clerks, and assessors in 61 counties by about 25 per cent. But Rep. Bob Burford, R-Colorado Springs, was successful in amending the bill to give commissioners discretion of raising, or lowering, those salaries by 15 per cent. Spec/o/ Olympics action . Greeley West's Carlos Sanchez drives for a layup basket in a State Special Olympics game against Lasley of Lakewood Friday at Butler-Hancock Hall. Lesley's David Gordon, right, scrambles out of the way. The taller Greeley West team won. A full day of track and field activities is scheduled Saturday at Jackson Field, beginning at 9 a.m. A parade and opening festivities will begin the annual event. (Tribune photo by Paul Moloney) governor fires state's chief investigator CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Gov. Ed Herschler fired the state's chief investigator Friday. The governor acted several hours before state Ally. .Gen. Frank Mendicino denied allegations made by Neil Compton that he had ordered investigations halted and evidence suppressed. Herschler said he dismissed Compton because he had told a news conference on Thursday that the governor had offered him a demotion, but at a higher salary. Compton was director of the criminal investigation division, which is a wing of the attorney genera! 's office. "1 told him (Compton) what he had said in the papers would indicate, at least 10 the general public, that I was trying to pay him off," the governor said. "At that point, he said he would get it squared away with the press, but I terminated him as of that moment." Herschler denied that he had made such an offer to Compton. "I told him that he would be demoted, but at the same salary and longevity," the governor said. Herschler said the prospect of Compton calling future press conferences if a statewide grand jury is not empaneled doesn't frighten him. "I know that a person can makea lot of wild accusations, and it may or may not Inside the Tribune (44 pages, 4 sec (ions) Abby 13 Markets Classified 21-27 Obituaries Comics 10 Outdoors Crossword 10 Sports Editorial 4 Theater Heloise 13 TV log Horoscope 11 Weather Hospital 6 Wm'spgs. 27 6 8 18-20 16-17 10 G 12-13 Today's press run: 20,359 If you have not received your Tribune by 6:30 p.m., call 352-0211. be good," he said. "It does not frighten me, but I think a criminal-complaint should be filed and squared away in the legal forum." The governor said Compton asked him on Friday to file a petition in district court to summon a grand jury, but he turned the investigator down. "I said, 'No.' I said it was his responsibility to sign a complaint," Herschler said. "At least this matter all should be hung out to dry." The governor discussed his Friday morning meeting with Complon shortly after Mendicino called a press conference at which he denied the charges leveled against him by Compton. Compton was .not available for comment Friday night. Compton said Mendicino ordered evidence covered up that would have led to the prosecution of a former official of the State Board of Charities and Reform. Compton on Thursday also alluded to other alleged incidents in which Mendicino reportedly ordered investigations curtailed, but he declined to elaborate. He said he would begin releasing specific names, dates and places unless a special, statewide grand jury was empaneled to investigate his allegations. Mendicino said he did not think a grand jury should _be summoned to hear Compton's allegations. "I do not believe he should be protected with the cloak of a grand jury. He would be absolved of all responsibility for Weather NORTHERN COLORADO - Clear to partly cloudy Saturday. Clear Saturday night. Mostly sunny Sunday. Isolated afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. -'Little change in temperature. Low tonight and Saturday night40sfewlow50s. Highs Saturday and Sunday 70s few low 80s. Winds variable 5 to 15 mph 'except gusty near a thunderstorm. allegations he has made," Mendicino said. "My conduct while attorney general is a completely open book," he said. "I'm not embarrassed or ashamed, and I am ready to defend it in a court of law. "My very strong feeling is that if he (Compton) has the evidence to convict me, he should go to a county attorney in the jurisdiction the charges took place and sign his name to a complaint." Mendicino said he told Compton on May 20 that he was being dismissed, effective June 3. According to Mendicino, Compton's dismissal stemmed from his refusal to obey instructions to inform the attorney general of current investigations. Mendicino said the situation was compounded by a series of complaints by law enforcement officials statewide. "My principal concern was the manner in which he was operating the division," Mendicino said. "It's my judgment that the Wyoming statutes clearly say the director of criminal investigation is to keep the attorney general advised of all investigations," Mendicino said. Compton only informed him of "no more than two or three" requests for investigations from local law enforcement officials, Mendicino said. Mendicino also defended his decisions in criminal prosecutions regarding an investigation of the State Pioneer Home in Thermopolislastyear. The home's superintendent, Kenneth Brighton, was charged with 11 counts of embezzlement in connection with the alleged misuse of almost $7,000 in state funds. He died before he could stand trial. Compton said Mendicino had ordered evidence suppressed in the case that could have led to the prosecution of a former staff member of the State Board of Charities and Reform.

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