all of the increase for instruction, research and related activities has
been applied to salary increases.
The amount budgeted for auxiliary enterprises has been increased
$ 93, 813. 00, of which $ 90, 000. 00 has been requested for equipment for
various buildings, including new dormitories. The other auxiliary
budget requests are approximately the same as they were last year.
The appropriation for maintenance and operation of the physical plant
has been increased $ 44, 243. 00, which is 8. 33 per cent of the total increase
for the Division of Colleges and Plant for 1953-54. About $ 30, 000. 00 of
this increase has been allocated to salaries and wages, and the remainder
has been budgeted for normal increases in operating and maintenance costs.
This budget contains the Plant Fund appropriations. The proposed
plant expenditures provide only for the retirement of bonds, the interest
due and the bank charges, incident to bond issues, for the fiscal year
1953-54. It is understood that the unexpended balance of the 1952-53
plant appropriations will be continued and carried forward to the ensuing
The budget summary for the Division of Colleges and Plant is presented
on the following page on a comparative basis for the fiscal yeamsl952-53 and
19 53 -54.