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THE MICHIGAN DAILY T

Department
Takes Care
Of Campus
By PATRICIA LEFTRIDGE
The responsibility for the up-
keep of approximately 1400 acres
of central campus grounds and
an undetermined number of build-
ings belongs to the Plant Depart-
ment.
Besides maintenance of build-
ings and grounds, the Plant De-
partment forces of nearly 700 are
involved in building security, up-
keep of University streets, parking
lots and parking structures, and
transportation.
Custodian Service
The building service division
provides custodian service in all
university buildings, excluding
those of University Hospital. The
hospital does use some plant de-
partment employes for repair and
maintenance.
The number of buildings servic-
ed by the department are estimat-
ed at well over 200. Maintenance
and repair of residence halls is
the responsibility of the 'service
enterprises, and the Plant Depart-
ment provides service to them only
when asked. Existing buildings,
rather than the new construction
are the concern of the depart-
ment.
The plant division also main-
tains a motor pool, which provides
campus groups with cars for field
trips, buses to north campus and
bus transportation for athletic
teams.
Repairs Equipment
The Plant Department repairs
its own equipment including motor
vehicles, heavy earth movers, lawn
equipment and power mowers.
Although plant personnel have
major jobs to do each year such
as the recent replacement of hot
and cold water systems and toilet
facilities in the University Museum
these are but a small part of the
total operations. A majority of
time is spent on such things as
repairing leaks, furniture, lights
and making research equipment.
The Plant Department cooper-
ates with the City of Ann Arbor
on many activities which affect
them both.
Manager of the department is
Alfred B. Ueker. Carlton G. Alex-
ander is administrative assistant.
Main offices, shops and storage
space are located at 326 E. Hoover.
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LAW QUADRANGLE:
Building Offers All Facilities

The law quadrangle, the most
beautiful place on campus, pro-
vides a community and a com-
munity environment unique in the
United States.
It is rare in America that a law
student can have his living quar-
ters, eating facilities, research ma-
terials and classrooms all in the
same block. Add to this lounging
and laundry and recreational fa-
cilities and an atmosphere of ma-
jestic serenity, and you have the
University's law quadrangle.
"We even have our own tailor
shop, supply store, and book
store," a law student relaxing on
the steps of the Legal Research
Library on a warm afternoon com-
mented recently.
Law Community
"It's a community in itself," he
continued, "self-administered, self-
run, with one interest-studying
law.'
The matter that a law student
living in the law quad need never
venture outside of it has a dan-
ger: a resident's experience might
become too narrow, if he lets it."
But the advantages far outnum-
ber this possible disadvantage. The
necessities of life can be easily
taken care of, leaving maximum
time and effort for the study o
law; the atmosphere is intellectual
and conducive to study; law stu-
dents can get to know each other
well and can discuss mutual inter-
ests and legal problems,.
Ten-Acre Tract
The quadrangle, located south
of central campus, is situated on
a ten-acre tract and includes sev-
eral units constructed at different
times between 1924 and 1933.
The Lawyers' Club and the John
P. Cook Building, named in honor
of the father of the donor, con-

TABLES AND BOOKS-The Legal Research Library, situ
In the Law Quadrangle, offers the student and researcher
unexcelled facility for research and study. The reading r
accommodates 500 students with additional study rooms
research work.

tain residence accommodations for
350 students. There are also ac-
commodations for visitors-who
range from friends to parents to
practicing lawyers. Students rate
the law quadrangle much nicer
than the other dorms becauseen-
trances serve a limit of 16 rooms
and because it is more homey.
Many of the suites have fireplaces,
for example. There is much pri-
vacy and discretionary freedom.
"The environment inclines you
to study," a law student comment-
ed. "The students are mature and

serious and they work almost
the time, and this keeps you
the ball."
Social Affairs
Law quadrangle residents
have social affairs-two dance
year and exchange dinners-:
have the opportunity to take i
in University athletics-the qu
rangle has teams taking part
the intramural program.
The Legal Research build
contains a reading room that
commodates about 500 stude
as well as study rooms for resea
work and carrels in the stacks
advanced specialists. The build
is so constructed that the sta
may be readily increased in
without altering the architecti
features of the structure.
'The buildings of the quadrarx
are of a late Jacobean type
Gothic architecture and were
signed by the architects to achi
the maximum of conveniei
adaptation to purpose and bea
Ivy covers the buildings, sp
reach to the sky, birds chant
the trees, sunlight streams thro
the greenery, all making fo:
place of beauty that, according
the poetic line, "is a joy forev
A walk through the law qua(
even more than "a joy forev
however-it is a visit to a we
apart, to a remnant of transce
ental America amidst an entan
ment of urban America. The
cape is uplifting: it is a commu
cation with tradition and an
tegration withespirit. It is
bringing together of thought, mi
nature and man's best archil
ture. It is a synthesis forming
oasis in a world of diversity.

A .

POINT OF ORDER-A student argues a case in one of the
courtrooms in the Law Quadrangle. The unique building accoim-
modates about 350 students and provides them with research,
recreational and laundry facilities in addition to room and board.

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