enhanced by location of the campus. Rep. Ace Pickens of Odessa has introduced two conflicting bills this session, to cover either approach elevating Odessa College to a four-year school or location of an upper-level college somewhere in the Midland-Odessa area. Both bills are in the State Affairs Committee. THE COORDINATING Board has recommended doubling tuition at public senior colleges and universities, and such a measure may have to be passed if the institutions are to get the amount of funds they have requested for the next two years. In his budget message, Governor Smith supported the Legislative Budget Board’s recommendation of $468.5 million for the 22 senior institutions, an increase of $64 million over the current biennium. The college administrators insist they need at least $73 million more. Rep. Grant Jones of Abilene has a bill that would place the burden of a tuition increase on out-of-state students. He would charge resident students $3.50 a semester hour, which would cost the students a little less for a full load of 15 hours than they pay under the $50 a semester tuition now levied. Non-residents would be charged $20 to $40 a semester hour, as opposed to the $200 a semester they pay now. Resident medical students would pay $400 a year and non-residents, $1,000 to $1,200 a year tuition. Jones and Rep. Jim Nabers of Brownwood have a measure which would help pay the costs of Texas students who attend private colleges in the state. The bill would provide up to $300 aid to resident students at schools which belong to the Texas Association of Colleges and Universities or the Southern Association of Colleges and Universities and which do not receive state or local tax funds. A bill which would remove state requirements that students at state supported colleges take six hours of American history and six hours of government is in a not too favorable House committee. The measure is being pushed by UT administrators who say that the sophomore level courses are dull and redundant for many students who have had good high school or even grade school courses in history and government. Rep. Don Cavness, Austin, the sponsor, guessed that most schools would set up proficiency tests in the subjects. As the law stands now, a student cannot pass advanced placement tests in lieu of taking the required courses. Rep. Bob Armstrong, Austin, is carrying a bill that would allow the UT regents to levy a student union fee of up to $10 a semester. The present fee is $5 a semester. Other higher education measures abroad in the Senate would authorize private colleges to hire armed campus policemen permit. West Texas State and East Texas State universities to have their own boards of regents \(Hazlewood and Hall, respecPollution Bills Introduced Approximately 30 bills regulating air and water pollution with varying degrees of severity have been dropped into the House and Senate hoppers. Basic differences between hard and soft line pollution control techniques are exemplified by the contrasting proposals of two Houston legislators, Sen. Criss Cole and Rep. Rex Braun. Cole authored Texas’ clean air and water quality acts, both of which have been in effect for two years. He has introduced a series of amendments designed to strengthen the acts, but Braun insists the bills, for the most part, will continue to 12 March 7, 1969 CLASSIFIED ANNE’S TYPING SERVICE: Duplicating \(multiNotary. Specialize in rush jobs, including Sundays. Formerly known as Marjorie Delafield Typing and Duplicating Service. Call 442-7008, Austin. BOOKPLATES. Free catalog. Many beautiful designs. Special designing too. 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The measures, providing fines of $10 to $100 a day, passed the House, but never made it to the Senate floor. The House representative has introduced the bills again this session. Cole also has bills to criminally prosecute both corporations and individuals for pollution. He would fine them up to $1,000 a day. But Braun insists that Cole’s bills have “loopholes big enough to drive a truck through,” and the pollution-conscious editors of the Houston Post and the Corpus Christi Caller-Times back him up. The catch is that Cole’s bill would exempt polluters who are given permits or variances or any other kind of permissive order by the Air Control Board, the Water MEETINGS THE THURSDAY CLUB of Dallas meets each Downtown YMCA, 605 No. Ervay St., Dallas. Good discussion. You’re welcome. Informal, no dues. CENTRAL TEXAS ACLU luncheon meeting. Spanish Village. 2nd Friday every month. From noon. All welcome. ITEMS for this feature cost, for the first entry, 7c a word, and for each subsequent entry, 5c a word. We must receive them one week before the date of the issue in which they are to be published. Quality Board, the Water Development Board, or the Railroad Commission. These state agencies are fairly liberal in their dispensation of variances and the like. The Texas corporations have obtained 250 variances under the Clean Air Act alone. Local pollution agencies could not use public nuisance ordinances to prosecute corporations the state agencies see fit to exempt from the state anti-pollution laws. Under Cole’s, bills, counties, cities, and towns are prohibited from establishing more stringent air pollution regulations than those set by the state. Braun has a bill that would allow local entities to set more restrictive, but not less restrictive, standards than the state boards. Braun would derive special pollution control funds for the state, counties, and cities from fines and penalties assessed by the courts. The Houston representative also wants to prohibit the Air Control Board from requiring the installation of any specified type of equipment or method to control pollution and from designing any specific testing method for measuring pollution. Another Braun measure would prohibit the Water Quality Board from adopting less restrictive criteria in up stream waters than were adopted in areas down stream. Cole is sponsoring a measure to require maintenance of factory-installed automobile exhaust control devices on l968 and subsequent model vehicles. The bill would include maintenance of these exhaust control devices in the state’s annual vehicle requirements. Sen. Charles Herring of Austin and Cole jointly introduced amendments to the Water Quality Act to provide for the development of regional and area-wide waste collection, treatment, and disposal systems.