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Title: Ask the Governor
Physical Description: nos. in : ; 36 cm.
Creator: Florida -- Governor (1961-1965 : Bryant)
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: Tallahassee
Creation Date: February 26, 1962
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Subjects / Keywords: Politics and government -- Periodicals -- Florida -- 1951-   ( lcsh )
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Source Institution: University of Florida
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ASK THE GOVERNOR

Week of February 19, 1962 W
(Release for AMs Monday, February 26, 1962) -"" '.
It's time to "Ask the Governor," when Governor Frr is

Bryant answers questions based on letters and comments fr( Florida )

citizens.

QUESTION: Governor, last fall you announced a plan for'ra a

program whereby professors would be flown around Florida to teach

graduate and other students at industrial centers in major cities.

What's happened to that plan?

GOVERNOR: Well, that plan is moving forward. Just a

couple of weeks ago now -- a little longer than than, I guess .-- the

Board of Education approved the employment of Dr. Myron Blee and the

establishment of the Institute of Continuing University Studies.

Stated simply what this plan is, is to make the entire State of /

Florida a campus for our universities. It extends the resources and

facilities of our campus into the industrial areas particularly,

into all areas of Florida where there is a requirement for those

services. In this process it may be necessary to fly professors

from our great universities into these areas of need on some regular

and permanent basis so that they can instruct there or confer there,

advise there and then return to their campus where they will, of

course, maintain their home.

QUESTION: Does educational television play a part in this

planning?
GOVERNOR: Indeed it does. We proposed, through this

extension program -- and that's basically what it is -- to develop

the educational television in such fashion that it would be a tool

of our.graduate schools and of our college, as it already is of the

other grades.
QUESTION: Will the trimester system adopted for state

universities affect the planning of this institute?

GOVERNOR: No, not at all, except, of course, to make the

instructional facilities available on a year 'round basis as they

ought to be. If it were not for the trimester plan we might envision

that many of the professors who would be used in the extension program

during the summertime would be gone, but now under the trimester

program we can expect year 'round or three semester activities.






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QUESTION: What about the financing of this program in

order to provide the multiple library and laboratory and other

facilities that will be necessary. Will this lead to a duplication

of services which will become very costly?

GOVERNOR: We don't propose to get into a capital outlay

program. There are already in the private universities in the

Junior colleges all around Florida abundant facilities for instruc-

tional purposes. In addition many of the great industries of Florida

that require this service have their own laboratories which are

available. But where there are expenses we expect to call upon

industry to underwrite that expense, It is largely for the benefit

of industry and those who work in industry and want to improve

themselves, that this program is being instituted, and therefore,

it seems right to us that industry should pay the bill.

QUESTION: Well, now this participation by industry and

business -- is this to be in addition to the one per cent of profits

which you have said you hoped firms doing business in Florida would

make available for educational purposes?

GOVERNOR: I am glad you asked that. That is an excellent

question. First of all, I want to talk about that one per cent.

This one percent program is a program under which industry of all

types -- business of all types -- appropriates one per cent of its

income before taxes to such educational purposes at the higher

educational level as it desires. They can spend it in private

colleges or in public colleges or in their own research -- whatever

they would like to do, so long as its higher education oriented.

And that is not the same as the type of support that I am relying

upon for the Institute of Continuing University Studies.

QUESTION: You would expect then that there will be support

in both fashions from industry and business?

GOVERNOR: Very definitely. Where you have a large industry

with one, two, three, five, ten thousand employees, particularly

where there are of the higher quality engineering capacity, those

employees to be satisfied and to be maintained on the job need an

opportunity to improve their education constantly. It's to meet

that need that this program was instituted.







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Thank you, sir. If you have a question of general

interest you would like Governor Bryant to answer on this program,

Jot it down on a post card and send it to "Ask the Governor," the

Governor's Office, Tallahassee, or in care of this station, which

has made available this time in the public interest.

Be with us next week when again we "Ask the Governor."