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The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, November 15, 1978--Page 7

'U' officials reject large
parking fee increase

By LEONARD BERNSTEIN
A memorandum circulated among
the University's executive officers in-
dicates the University is currently
against the use of costly parking fees as
a way of discouraging University em-
ployees from driving their vehicles into
Central and Hospital campuses.
The "Draft Memorandum of Under-
standin," authored by Assistant Un-
iversity Planner Ken Korman, is a
response to suggestions made by the
Urban Area Transportation Study
(UATS) to reduce traffic congestion
along the Fuller-Geddes corridor.
THE LARGE scale study, which
examined transportation alternatives
in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti through
1990, called for the Unviersity to con-
sider the gradual increase of parking
stricker rates "to the equivalent of $2
per day" for parking spaces on Central
and Hospital campuses. The increase
was slated to begin between 1982 and
1984.
But University officials, who stressed
that the memo is only a draft to be
discused with UATS, feel the disincen-
tive would not be effective.
University Vice-President James
Brinkerhoff said any large increase in
parking fees would be offset by a
corresponding demand by University
staff for higher wages. The University
would, in effect, be assessing itself, he
said.

RICHARD KENNEDY, vice-
president for state relations, echoed
Brinkerhoff's sentiments, saying
University staff would be unreceptive
to being squeezed out of their parking
spaces.
"It's liable to be raised as a contract
issue," Kennedy said. "If you lost that
then you've lost the whole ball game.
"We have not come to any final
decision because any final decision
would be made by the Regents as part
of the overall hospital planning
proposition," Kennedy added.
"OUR PRESENT feeling is that we
ought not undertake any dramatic in-
crease in parking fees. A better alter-
native is to do what we can te en-
courage people in a positive way to use
other transportation alternatives," he
said.
Those alternatives include other
UATS proposals such as carpools and
van pools, a subscription bus service,
and construction of outlying parking
facilities with shuttle transportation in-
to the campus area.
University officers have also pledged
to decrease the ratio of parking spaces
to building square footage in an attempt
to gradually encourage the use of alter-
native methods of transportation. As
new buildings go up on campus,
parking spaces willunot keep pace,
causing employees to seek other ways
of getting to campus. Officials have not

yet calculated how fast the relative
number of parking spaces will decline.
IN ADDITION, the University will
continue its current practice of in-
creassing the cost of a staff parking,
sticker $10 each year.
UATS spokesman Bob Polonz said the
University decision "is not inconsistent
with our recommendations" because
the parking fee increase was proposed
as a backup measure to be considered if
incentive techniques failed. Polonz said
the increased rates were purposely
scheduled as a future measure and
called press-reports on the seriousness
of the proposals "overstated.
Polonz promised that current
remedies will be closely monitored and.
said "some measures will prove more
effective and we'll push those more."
Computer meetingset
The University Computing Center
will hold a general users' meeting at 3
p.m., Nov. 21 in Room 1025, Angell Hall.
Aaron Finerman, the center's direc-
tor, will report on some of the Center's
administrative and organizational
changes. The Center's plans and
priorities also will be discussed.
Members of the Center's staff will
answer questions on the new Data Con-
centrator and high-speed line policies
as well as questions of a general nature.

Daily Photo by WAYNE CABLE
Now comes puffin' time
This painter takes time out from a hard day's work to enjoy a cigar during his lunch break at the Frieze Building.
Doors ng open a e
Hoover Mansion again

By ELEONORA di LISCIA
The Hoover Mansion has been hit by a
white tornado and it's never looked bet-
ter.
After four weeks of intensive
renovation the once-decrepit and
forgotten mansion is once again stan-
ding proud on Washtenaw Avenue.
IN FACT, the Pediatric Women's
group of C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
is sponsoring a designer showcase,
transforming the 27-room residence in-
to a designer's fantasy.
The group is giving tours through the
mansion, as well as setting up a
boutique, selling pastry and hot cider,
and renting out the spacious ballroom
for $250 a night. The proceeds will go
towards buying five, new beds and five
monitors for Mott Hospital.
Local merchants, large and small,
have contributed generously to the
mansion's decor; J. L. Hudson's,
Jacobson's, Custom Counters and Kit-
chen Design, the Warehouse, Han-
dicraft, to name just a few.
INSIDE THE mansion, the hallway
paintings come from Ann Arbor Art
Association; the drapes from Sunburst

Draperies, and wallpapering from
Vera's wall papering. Ann Arbor Car-
peting contributed more than 100
square feet of plush carpeting.
But before renovation repairs began,
the Hoover Mansion was resembled lit-
tle more than a "filthy wreck."
"It was filthy," remarked Dan
Wilcox from The Warehouse. "All the
walls were repainted and repapered.
All the windows and windowsills had to
be redone. The kitchen was stripped
and redone because it was filthy and
terrible looking.
THE MANSION'S former occupant,
Youth for Understanding (YFU), used
the mansion as its world headquarters.
When YFU left several years ago, they
left behind 100 telephones and com-
puters. All the equipment was removed
by the renovators who installed brand
new electrical fixtures.
Green and white porcelain tiles and
herbal print wallpaper have replaced
the tarnished aluminum tiles. Floors
were varnished or re-carpeted; walls
were painted or stripped of old
panelling.
The ballroom, one of the notable

rooms in the mansion, now has a New
York art-deco look with mirrors,
futuristic lamps, elegant arm chairs,
and a stage.
OTHER ROOMS in the mansion are
just as elegant, including a dining room
,in an oriental decor.
The mansion was built in 1907 by
Leander Hoover, a businessman who
made it big in the ball-bearing business.
But Hoover had little time to enjoy the
$450,000 quarters because five months
after he moved in, he committed
suicide.
Two years after his death, his family
sold the mansion to a fraternity. But af-
ter the University ruled residents could
not own cars, the fraternity moved
because the house was located so far
from campus.
After several years of being boarded
up, the vacant mansion was bought by a
childless couple for the cost of taxes,
but was later sold back to a fraternity.
In 1967 YFU bought the mansion and
converted it into their world headquar-
ters. They later sold it to the current
realtor when YFU moved to
Washington, D.C.

Milliken calls for resignations

Weisskopf speaks on science growth

(Continued from Page 1)
weapons," the 71-year-old professor
stated.
Weisskopf, speaking on "Frontiers
and the Limits of Science," said society
suffers from the healthy fusion of
science and the humanities.
"The intrinsic value of science would
be greatly increased if scientists would
also learn other ways of dealing with
human experience," the German-born
professor said in his talk, sponsored by
the University's Alpha Chapter of the
national Phi Beta Kappa Society.
HE SAID THE results, are
"unhealthy" when scientific or
religious schools of thought dominate a
society.
"In 1054 there was an incredible
supernova which lit up the sky for four
months, and nowhere is it mentioned in
the chronicles of Western Europe," he
said. "They no doubt figured "What's
one star more or less?' "
But nowadays, Weisskopf said,
people overemphasize "material
goods, atomic bombs, and a general
dehumanizing process." He cited the
Crusades and bombing of Hiroshima as
proof that "wholesale murder is
nothing new and (is) a product of the
extreme dominance of one point of
view."
WEISSKOPF, WHO authored the
best-selling science book Knowledge
and , Wonder, aimed at the general
reader, opened his lecture by saying
that science is operating as a new
mythology which has crossed ethnic

and national boundaries to become "the
creed of almost every culture."
The 1975 president of the American
Academy of Arts and Sciences
proceeded - with the aid of an
overhead projector - to outline the
progress of scientific thought since
Aristotle. He suggested that science has
'We can analyze the
Sonata by Beethoven phy-
sically and perhaps neuro-
physically, but all that we
know of science still
doesn't touch what is
elemental in this piece of
music.'
-Victor Weisskopf
the ability to understand all
phenomena.
"That there is nothing at all beyond
the reach of science is called the
"Claim to Completeness" and, I
believe, if we look at the progress of
scholarly thought, we will find our-
selves headed in the direction of under-
standing everything," he said.
"SOON WE'LL 'discover how men
think and what memory is all about
from a physiological standpoint, and so
on."
According to Weisskopf, science can

never be complete because understan-
ding facts about a phenomena doesn't
mean its importance has been
discovered.
"We can analyze the Sonata by
Beethoven physically and perhaps
neurophysically, but all that we know of
science still doesn't touch what is
elemental in this piece of music," he
commented. "The same is true for sun-
sets, mountains, and glaciers. Science
may even get in the way of our en-
joyment, and is certainly peripheral to
aesthetic experience."
WEISSKOPF said, "Science may
-discover what's going on inside the
brain," but that won't necessarily help
solve social problems. He said a novel
like Madame Bovary provides a much
better sociological study of its era than
does any academic text.
'"our society now considers the scien-
tific the only serious way of dealing
with life and the pseudo-sciences are
frowned upon," he said. "We must all
accept that there are things beyond
scientific explanation, and we can't find
them with scientific principles.
"Man needs all different approaches
to deal with the predicaments of
humanity."

of state an
LANSING (UPI)-At the direction of
Gov. William Milliken, memos were
sent yesterday to 10 state department
heads and eight non-civil service em-
ployees of the governor's executive
staff, requesting them to submit letters
of resignation.
A spokesman for the governor said
the memos, drafted by Milliken's
executive secretary, George Weeks,
were part of a review the governor is
making of his staff as he begins his
third full term in office.
THE GOVERNOR will be deciding
over the next weeks and months
which-if any-of th resignation let-
ters will be accepted.
State Commerce Director Keith
AOS dept.
to make
changes
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board in the weather station, and
" An organizational office for AOS
students be set up somewhere near the
laboratory.
PROF. THOMAS Donohue, AOS
department chairman, said he was
pleased with the student-faculty
meeting and said he hopes to see future
meetings if any problems arise.
"I think I've tried to encourage
student participation in the depar-
tment. I'm delighted that AMOSC (AOS
undergraduate student council) has
been very active these last three
years," said Donohue.
Donohue, who was surprised to hear
that Prof. Baker had been trying to
revamp the program for several years,
said department budget limitations
probably kept department changes
from being implemented.
"We've been getting a much larger
budget for research the last couple
years, sotwe are now financially in a
position to afford things we couldn't
before," he said.

Ld personal
Molin, as expected, nas informed
Milliken that he will be leaving his job
Dec. 31. Molin, a close advisor and
longtime confidante of the governor,
has not announced his new plans.
His exit from the Milliken ad-
ministration is voluntary.
MEMOS WENT from Weeks to all
efght non-classified executive office
employees-including Weeks him-
self-and to the 10 department heads
over which Milliken has exclusive ap-
pointing authority. The other nine

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agency directors are either elected, as
in the case of Attorney General Franka
Kelley and Secretary of State Richard
Austin, or appointed by commissions.
"The idea is that it's the start of a
new administration and that this gives
the governor an opportunity to evaluate
each department and his personal staff
and determine the best usage that he
can make of the individuals involved,"
said Robert Berg, Milliken's public af-
fairs chief.

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