Kresge Library

MINUTES OF THE MEETING
of the
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
May 15, 1968

At the last Trustees meeting the Board authorized a tentative budget. The House Ways and Means Committee has increased the appropriation for Michigan State University by $208,788 and for Oakland University by $480,141. It is assumed that this bill will pass the House, and it will then undoubtedly go to a conference committee.

Mr. Earl Cress and Mr. Broushek of the Ann Arbor Trust Company met with the Finance Committee and presented the following recommendations for the financing of the projects at Oakland University costing a total of $1,250,000 that have not as yet been permanently financed.

a. Purpose

1) Completion of lower level of the Sports & Recreation Building, installation of bleachers, scoreboards and lockers; playfields and tennis courts.

2) Construct, furnish and equip new Health Center which will include 22 beds in addition to out-patient treatment facilities, administrative offices, examination rooms, treatment rooms and a small apartment for a resident nurse.

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Budget: Athletic Facilities     Health Center  
           
  Complete lower level
$222,000
  Construction
$576,000
  Professional fees
18,000
  Architect fees
42,063
  .Bleachers
46,510
  Engineering and insp.
6,000
  Lockers and misc
8,321
  Furnishings and equip.
35,000
  Scoreboards
250,000
  Financing, contingen-

  Contingency
2,734.
 
cies and misc.
38,187
   
$550,000
   
700,000

b. Bond Issue

$1,250,000 dated June 1, 1968, composed of serial bonds maturing June 1, 1974 through June 1, 1988;

Interest rate 5-1/8 % per annum, first interest payable 12-1-68.

Non-callable for 10 years.

To be issued in the form of $5,000 coupon bonds, registrable as to principal only.

Average maturity 13,936 years.

c. Purchaser

National Bank of Detroit, Detroit, Michigan

d. Security

Pledge fixed amounts of University Fees:

$64,063 annually 1968-69 through 1972-1973;
$121,700 annually beginning 1973-1974

Special Pledge:

The University agrees to charge and collect fees equal to 200% of the maximum annual debt service requirements on all borrowings secured by fees. For new borrowings to be secured by fees, total collections for two complete preceding fiscal years must equal at least 200% of maximum requirements pledged to this issue plus maximum annual requirements of any other outstanding loans plus maximum annual requirements of new borrowing proposed.

On motion of Mr. Harlan, seconded by Mr. Hartman, it was voted to approve this financing and and the resolution covering the financing as presented by Mr. Cress, subject to scrutiny and approval by the University attorney, Mr. Carr.

  (The official resolution will appear in the permanent minutes.)

Communication from Chancellor Varner to Mr. Herman Siewert, the long-time gardner for Mrs. Wilson:

This letter is to confirm the agreement we made when I visited with you at your home last Sunday evening,

I understand from Mr. Meredith that you plan to terminate your work at the greenhouse on February 15, and our people will prepare to take over the management on that date.

We have agreed that you and Mrs. Siewert may continue to live in your house at 415 Adams Road for as long as either of you live. It is our agreement that we will ask you to pay no rent but that there shall be no expense to the University in your living there. In other words, if the furnace must be repaired, the septic tank renovated, or any other improvement or maintenance on the place, this is to be your (p.319)  expense. Further, if any taxes are to be assessed against this property, these taxes will be paid by you.

It seemed only appropriate that you should be able to continue to live the rest of your lives in this home since you are the only ones to occupy it and because you have given such long and faithful service to Mrs. Wilson. We hope you will feel free to drop by and visit from time to time. We also hope you will share with us the background which you have acquired over these many years.

Termination of David B. Booth, Assoc. Prof. & Acting Chrm, Sociol. & Anthrop., eff. 8/14/68
"
Charles Forton, Instr. Mod. For. Lang. & Lit., eff. 8/14/68
"
Thomas M. Jenkins, Ass't Prof. Mathematics, eff. 8/14/6
"
Frederick A. Hughes, Instr. English, eff. 8/14/68
"
Jean-Pierre M. Ponchie, Instr. Mod. For. Lang. & Lit., eff. 8/14/68

Leave-of-absence for Phebe Chao, Instr. English to study at Harvard 8/15/68 to 8/14/69

Leave-of-absence for Floyd M. Cammack, Assoc. Prof., Linguistics to work in Japan, 8/15/68 to 8/14/69.

Leave-of-absence for Prof. & Chrm, Polit. Sci. Vis. Prof. U. of Minn. 8/15/68 to 8/14/69.

Appointment of Perry M. Brakke as Instr. in Art at $8300, eff. 8/15/68 
"
Lee Medford Corrigan as Instr. in Mod.For. Lang. & Ling, at $11,000, eff. 8/15/68 to 8/14/70
"
Ronald A. De Vore as Asst. Prof. Math. at $11,200, eff. 8/15/68.
"
Reiner Michael Guertler as Instr. Mod. For. Lang & Lit. at $8300, eff. 8/15/68
"
Harold Gorvine as Assoc. Prof. History at $11,500, eff. 8/15/68.
"
Michael J. Heffernan as Instr. English at $8100, eff. 8/15/68.
"
Robert James Krompart as Asst. Prof. History at $11,000, eff, 8/15/68
"
Granvil Charles Kyker, Jr. as Asst. Prof. Physics at $10,500, eff. 8/15/68
"
Percival D. McCormack as Prof. Engineering at $15,700, eff. 8/15/68
"
Shih-Chen Peng as Instr. Mod.For.Lang. & Lit. at $8500, eff. 8/15/68 to 8/14/70.
"
Karen Brodkin Sacks as Instr. Sociol & Anthr. at $9500, eff. 8/15/68
"
Irwin Schochetman as Instr. Math at $10,200, eff. 8/15/68.
"
Robert Louis Stern as Assoc. Prof, Chem. at $12,500, eff, 8/15/68.
"
Caleb Randall Woodhouse as Asst Prof. History at $9000, eff. 8/15/68.

Transfer Jennie Cross from Acting Doc. Librarian in Library at $6700 to Documentary Librarian at 8500, rank AP-1, effective 6/1/68.

On motion by Mr. Nisbet, seconded by Dr. Smith, it was voted to approve the Oakland University Resignations and Terminations, Leaves, Appointments, and Transfers.

Miscellaneous

The following promotions to rank of Professor, effective July 1, 1968

Melvin Cherno History
Howard Clarke Classics
William C. Forbes Biology
Richard A. Mazzara Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures
Norman Susskind Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures
Amitendranath Tagore Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures

The following promotions to rank of Associate Professor, effective July 1, 1968.

John L. Beardman Art
Dolores M. Burdick Modern Foreign Lang. & Literature
David DiChiera Music
Peter G. Evarts English
Alfred Lessing Philosophy
David G. Lowy Psychology
Steven R. Miller Chemistry
Paul A. Tipler Physics
Marilyn L. Williamson English
Harold C. Cafone Education
Roderic Righter Education
Richard E. Haskell Engineering

The following promotions to rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 1968,

Edward L. Buote Modern For. Languages and Literatures
Donald H. Dwyer Art
Robert I. Facko Music

Rescind sabbatical leave with half pay for Steven R. Miller, Asst. Prof. of Chem, effective from September 9, 1968 to April 16, 1969.

On motion by Mr, Nisbet, seconded by Dr. Smith, it was voted to approve the promotions as recommended and to rescind the sabbatical leave as recommended. (p.320)

Gifts and Grants for Meadow Brook Music Festival

$100
from
Commercial Carriers, Inc. of Romulus
$2,000
from
the Community Natl. Bank of Pontiac
$50
from
from Cook Paint and Varnish Co. of Detroit
$50
from
Creative Industries of Detroit
$ 50
from
Crowley Milner Co., Detroit
$1,200
from
The Detroit Bank & Trust Co. of Detroit
$100
from
Detroit Gasket and Manu. Co. of Detroit
$100
from
the Detroit Steel Corp,
$50
from
Mr. & Mrs. Alfred L. Deutsch of Birmingham
$100
from
Dunn & Mavis, Inc. of Warren
$25
from
Farmington Ins Agency of Farmington
$50
from
from Feblo, Inc., of Livonia
$100
from
Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Freedland of Southfield
$200
from
from Gehringer & Forsyth, Inc. of Bloomfield Hills
$100
from
Great Lakes Express of Saginaw
$100
from
Great Scott Super Markets, Inc. of Ferndale
$100
from
Mr. & Mrs. M. E. Harris of Bloomfield Hills
$100
from
Mr. & Mrs. Donald C. Hayden of Dearborn
$50
from
Mr. & Mrs. Ted Hegelman of Birmingham
$50
from
Hercules, Inc, of Wilmington, Delaware
$25
from
Hickman, Williams & Co., Inc, of Detroit
$200
from
Mr. & Mrs. John Hutzel of Southfield
$50
from
Imperial Cartage Co. of Detroit
$400
from
Interchemical Foundation, Inc. New York City
$100
from
Interstate Motor Freight System of Grand Rapids
$150
from
J. & J Spring-Co., Inc., Detroit
$100
from
the Jam Handy Organization, Detroit
$100
from
Mr. & Mrs. Ben Jones of Detroit
$500
from
Jones Transfer Co,, Monroe
$100
from
Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Kellman, Detroit
$100
from
Samuel G. Keywell Co., Inc., Detroit
$100
from
.Anonymous donor
$100
from
Mr. & Mrs. Sydney Levison of Hollywood, Fla.
$100
from
M & G Convoy, Inc., Buffalo, N. Y.
$200
from
Marathon Oil Co., Detroit
$100
from
Mr. & Mrs. Harold Marko, Detroit
$100
from
Mr. & Mrs. Neil M. Marshall of Birmingham
$100
from
E. C. Moser of Bloomfield Hills
$100
from
The Motch & Merryweather Mach. Co. of Euclid, Ohio
$100
from
an anonymous donor
$ 50
from
the National Lead Company of Chicago
$ 25
from
Mr. & Mrs. Russell W. Nowels of Rochester
$ 50
from
Mr.& Mrs. Max Osnos of Detroit
$ 50
from
Mr. & Mrs, Robert H. Palmer of Grosse Pointe Woods
$ 500
from
the Pontiac State Bank
$ 50
from
Mr. & Mrs. W. G. Shaw of Bloomfield Hills
$ 50
from
Mr. & Mrs. Paul T. Shirar of Grosse Pointe
$ 100
from
Smith, Hinchman & Grylls Assoc., Inc., Detroit
$ 50
from
Albert Spina of Warren
$ 350
from
Standard Oil(Indiana) Foundation, Inc. of Chicago
$ 25
from
Supreme Tri-Bit Co., Inc., Livonia
$ 50
from
S. J. Tompkins of Birmingham
$ 50
from
The R. J. Tower Iron Works, Inc. of Greenville
$ 100
from
Velvet Foods Prod. Inc. of Livonia
$ 140
from
Hiram Walker & Sons, Inc. of Detroit
$500
from
The Wayne Oakland Bank of Royal Oak
$ 200
from
White Star Trucking, Inc, of Lincoln Park
$ 100
from
The Leon & Josephine Winkelman Foundation of Detroit
$ 125
from
Woodall Industries Foundation, Inc. of Detroit
$ 100
from
Zerox Corp. of Oak Park

On motion by Mr. Nisbet, seconded by Dr. Smith, it was voted to accept the Oakland University gifts and grants.

The following alterations and improvements have been authorized since the April meeting of the Trustees and charged to Alterations and Improvements account 91-9163:

Alterations to Student Theatre
$266.76
Alterations to Payroll Office
269.85
Installation of electric conduit at   Matilda Wilson Hall
237.04
            
$773.65

(p.321)

Communication from Mr. Varner as follows:

On April 10 bids were received for the expansion to the Oakland Center, as follows:

Architectural  
Utley-James, Inc.
$1,040,900
E. E. Powell Gen'l Contracting Co.
1,052,000
J. A. Ferguson
1,176,555
Darin & Armstrong, Inc.
1,189,000
Kruse Company General Contractors
1,213,720
Markward & Karafilis, Inc,
1,318,000
Lerner-Linden Construction
1,850,000
   
Mechanical  
Griffin Brothers, Inc.
730,821
Eames & Brown, Inc.
750,917
John E. Green Plumbing & Heating Co.
793,000
Brady Plumbing & Heating
794,400
Laya Plumbing & Heating
840,000
Kropf Plumbing & Heating
932,000
   
Electrical  
Fred W. Moote Electrical, Inc.
283,597
Schultz Electrical, Inc.
329,800
Colonial Electric Co.
342,628
Rogers Electrical Service
349,000
Cates Electric Co.
359,390
Spaulding Electric Co.
366,000
   
Kitchen Equipment  
Great Lakes Hotel Supply Co.
172,624
Canton China and Equipment Co.
196,334

 

The bid proposals have been examined by the architect and staff, and it is recommended that all bids be rejected. In light of the present construction picture, Oakland University now desires to reconsider the total project before taking further steps.

On motion by Mr. Stevens, seconded by Mr. Thompson, it was voted to approve the above recommendation.

Gifts and Grants

Gift of an Accountants' Handbook valued at $17,50 from the Oakland-National Association of Accountants of Rochester to be used in the Department of Economics.

Grants as follows to be used for scholarship purposes:

$11,000 from the Macomb County Scholarship Com. for Scholarship acct 32-3231
$167 from Jean Ott Memorial Scholarship for Awards account 32-3359.
$30 from Benton Harbor-St. Joseph Musical, Inc, of St. Joseph for MBSM scholarships.

Grant of $250 from Mrs. B. A. Chapman of Bloomfield Hills to be used under the direction of John Galloway in Art to purchase an arc welding unit and protective accessories.

Grant of $230,000 from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek to be used under the direction of Lowell Eklund in Continuing Education for support of the Continuum Center for Women.

Grants as follows to be used under the direction of Dorothy C. Hope in Alumni Relations:

$170 from the Chrysler Corp. of Detroit
$42 from various alumni.

Grant of $5,000 from the Musical Education Fund of Chicago to be used under the direction of Walter Collins in Music for support of the opera to be conducted in August 1968.

Grant of 16 shares of Chrysler Corp. common stock valued at $1,122 from Lynn A. Townsend of Bloomfield Hills to be used under the direction of Chancellor Varner and John Fernald for the Music Festival and the Theatre.

Grant of $480 from Oakland Univ. Employee Local 1418 of Rochester to be used under the direction of Chancellor Varner for the purchase and installation of a driveway gate on the grounds of the Meadow Brook Music Festival.

Grants as follows to be used under the direction of Chancellor Varner in support of the Meadow Brook Music Festival:

$ 10 from Mr. & Mrs. Clemens Andreen of Wyandotte
$100 from the Bee Chemical Co. of Lansing, Illinois
$100 from Mr.& Mrs. Henry A. Bokram of Grosse Pointe
$100 from Mr. & Mrs. L. B. Bornhauser of Bloomfield Hills
$ 50 from Mr. & Mrs. W. 0. Bridge of Bloomfield Hills
$100 from Cassens Transport Co. of Edwardsville, Illinois
$100 from Central Transport, Inc. of Detroit
$ 10 from Robert W. Chamberlin of Detroit
$100 from Robert Chambers of Detroit
$9,000 from the Chrysler Corp. of Detroit
$100 from Clark Transport Co. Inc. of Chicago Heights, Illinois
$100 from J. W. Collins, Jr. of Detroit (p.322)

Additional Payments to salaried employees:

Bookstore
 
   
Suzanne Baal
$ 19.44
Betty Hansen
157.89
   
Continuing Education
 
   
John Beardman
470.00
Richard Brooks
300.00
Jenny Cross
24.00
Abraham Davidson
320.00
John Dovaras
338.00
Barbara Gordon
36.00
Alfred Lessing
50.00
Franklyn Rice
320.00
Kiichi Usui
395.00
Edward Van Slambrouck
436.00
   
Education
 
   
E. Harold Bennett
100.00
Jane Davidson
450.00
   
Meadow Brook Estate
 
   
Daniel Aldrich
12.80
Jack Calvert
27.60
Harold Dawson
2.56
Harold Hays
8.88
   
Oakland Center
 
   
Cecilia Genereux
7.58
Elizabeth Lerner
3.53
   
Public Safety
 
   
Daniel Aldrich
39.12
William Allen
26.40
John David
75.13
Harold Dawson
39.12
Albert Klug
47.24
Robert Richert
9.37
Dean Rowe
40.71
   
Student Activities
 
   
Pauline Scott
25.00
Marian Lucking
25.00
   
Miscellaneous
 
   
Shirley Ledger
3.75
Charles Morton
187.50
Christopher Ross-Smith
90.00
Anna Thornbury
308.00

Adjourned: 12:05 p.m. (p. 323)

 


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