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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Thursday, September 6, 1973

Page Ten THE MICHIGAN DAILY Thursday, September 6, 1973

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ACTION is a growing movement of volunteers out to help people
help themselves. It's the Peace Corps and VISTA, helping people
overseas and right down the street. Please don't crawl under a rock.
Get into ACTION today
TOLL
FREE.

Student organ izations
transferred from SAB

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By DIANE LEVICK
and REBECCA WARNER
Although its construction was
financed with a student fee as-
sessment, the Student Activities
Bldg (SAB) was taken over in
July by University administra-
tive offices despite protests.
By fall the large majority of
the 20 to 30 student organiza-
tions originally located in the
SAB will be relocated on the
fourth floor of the Michigan Un-
ion.
Advocates of the switch predict
that eventually the old SAB will
be completely empty of student
groups, and claim that relocation
in the Union will foster a spirit
of "togetherness."
However, Tenants Union (TU)
member David Raaflaub has
called the student fee funding of
the SAB "misrepresentation or
even fraud."
He says the University "touted
the building as for students and
student activities and got the
money on that pretext."

But since the completion of a
finance plan for the SAB, which
used a 15-year student fee assess-
ment to pay back a $1.7 million
construction loan, University of-
ficials have been negotiating the
conversion of the building to ad-
ministrative use.
"Grave errors have been made
by students based on the idea
that because the word 'student'
preceeds the word 'fee,' that im-
plies student control," remarks
Housing Director John Feld-
kamp.
The Housing, Admissions, Ca-
reer Planning and Placement,
Academic Affairs, and Gift Re-
ceiving and Development offices
have taken over the SAB space
once used by student groups.
The TU and several other or-
ganizations once housed on the
first floor of the SAB say they
consulted two local law firms re-
garding possible legal resistance
to the relocation. They found no
way, however, to stop the move.
Instead, they plan to circulate

a petition demanding the Univer-
sity provide "a complete listing
of special assessments fees, and
subsidies in every student fee
statement." The petition is still
in the rough draft stages.
Raaflaub thinks the University
should also set up a special fund
for all student organizations as
a sort of reimbursement for tak-
ing away use of the SAB.
He sees the SAB controversy
as just one part of the issue of
student control over student-fi-
nanced University property,
which includes Crisler Arena and
North Campus Commons.
Raaflaub hopes to have state
representative Perry Bullard (D-
Ann Arbor) work out legislation
which would "reduce the prob-
lem" of who controls what.
Explaining that even in the
SAB there was always a shortage
of space for student groups,
Raaflaub contends that student
organizations should have the
SAB space as well as the Union
rooms.

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PROTESTS FIRED:
Local hospital move
gets final approval

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By REBECCA WARNER
A plan to move Ann Arbor's
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital to a
new site in Superior Township
got final official approval June 6
from the southeastern Michigan
Comprehensive Health Planning
Council (CHPC) despite protests.
The St. Joseph's move propos-
al, which city health advocates
have termed "hazardous to your
health," has raised serious cri-
ticism from city health consumer
spokespersons. Many citizens
claim the relocation means the
hospital is abandoning its re-
sponsibility to serve as a com-
munity health facility.
After heated debate between
opponents and proponents, the
Board of Trustees of the 200-
member council voted 13 to 10
to approve a report on the St.
Joseph's proposal prepared by
the Greater Detroit Area Hos-
pital Council (GDAHC). The
Pelican and other
Paperback Books are
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GDAHC overwhelmingly recom-
mended approval of the move.
The June 6 meeting marked
the CPHC's third deliberation
on the St. Joseph's proposal. In
December, the council specified
conditions the hospital should
meet to obtain its vote of approv-
al. The conditions required SJ-
MH to show sincere attempts to
implement community participa-
tion in the decision-making pro-
cess.
The hospital's Community Ad-
visory Board (CAB) has been
criticized for failure to represent
the community, since it is made
up of predominately white, up-
per middle class business and
professional people.
The council also asked that the
hospital show a plan "describing
the role of St. Joseph Mercy Hos-
pital in the provision of com-
prehensive ambulatory .health
care in and around Washtenaw
County."
Planners have expressed con-
cern that since St. Joseph's is the
major provider of basic emer-
gency and walk-in health serv-
ices in the area, its move would
make those services inacces-
sible to those who need them.
Kathy Biersak of the Free Peo-
ple's Clinic in Ann Arbor pre-
sented evidence to show that
St. Joseph's does not serve as a
community hospital. She, cited
the clinic's experience with the
hospital, claiming St. Joseph's
often turns away referred pa-
tients who cannot pay.
Biersak also charged the hos-
pital has tried to pretend it offers
community - oriented services
which it does not offer.
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PUT THE LIFE
OUT OF YOUR MATCHES
BEFORE THEY PUT THE UFE
4 TI OUT OF YOUR FORESTS.
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