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Union houses divine debate

New city budget proposed

By JOSHUA PECK was less direct. She named sev-
eral ways that people have
Noted atheist Madalyn O'Hair "known" God, including direct
clashed with a professor of the- personal contact ("hallucina-

ology over the question of God's
existence in a debate at the
Michigan Union last night.
Her opponent, Harry Veryser
of Hillsdale College, began his
argument w i t h the statement:
"things move." Since every-
thing that moves must be mov-
ed by something, the existence
of a prime mover, an intelligent
eternal entity can be deduced,
he said.
O'HAIR'S logical progression

tions") and intuition. She noted
that these more primitive
"proofs" have been discarded
for the most part even by the
church, and that religion now
relies on what it regards as ra-
tionality.
"Everything has a cause, say
the religious. Butwho caused
God? Who is God's mother?"
she asked.
Veryser mentioned that peo-
ple might object to his "prime

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mover" argument by invoking
the notion of an infinite series,j
an endless chain of things mov-
ing other things. "But an infi-
nite series cannot be travers-
ed," he said. You can, never
reach the end of an endless
chain, he argued, "and this im-
plies a motionless universe,
which of course is false. There
is a prime mover."
O'Hair's deadpan humor1
amused most of the audience
and shocked some when she
asked, "What was God doing
until he decided to create the
universe . . . masturbating?"
O'HAIR NOTED "all Gods re-
semble the people that invented
them."
The Irishwoman went on to
compare religious notions of
creation to medeival explana-
tions for disease. Disease was
given mystical explanations be-
fore we knew better, she said,
but new we have seen the or-
ganisms that cause it. Physics
will soon show us the godless
rationality of the universe, be
it in the big bang, or any other
cosmological theory, O'Hair
added.

(Continued from Page 1) presented Council with plans for.
The new city .budget, which expanding, renovating, and re-
takes effect July 1, includes $21 placing portions of the existing
million for the city general fund.: medical facility.
Murray said he anticipates a "Many buildings are! becom-
reduction of property tax money ing worn out and past patient
going into the general fund from care condition," Richard Ken:-
the current 19 mills to 18.4 mills. nedy, University vice president

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MEETINGS,..

DON'T DREAD THEM-
DEVELOP THEM

CITY SEWER rates will in-
crease 14 per cent and water
rates 12 per cent under the new
budget. Monthly parking struc-
ture rates will also rise S per
cent to help fund upcoming re-
pairs.
Murray said that although he
is pleased with the proposed
budget, mainly because no city
employes will be laid off this
year, it falls $3 million short of
funds requested by city depart-
ments.
In order to trim the budget,
13 city positions which are now
vacant or will become vacant
are to be eliminated within the
next year.
During a w o r k i n g session
which followed the special Coun-
cil session, three representatives
from the University Hospital

interested U-M STAFF can find out how
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cal TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT
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for, state relations, said.
ALTHOUGH several of the
hospital's main buildings are
now obsolete, they can be reno-
vated to serve as out-patient,'
research, and administrative fa-;
cilities, Kennedy said.
Dr. Douglas Sarboff, riho is!
in charge of much of the plan-;
ning for the new facilities, pre-
serited Council with six proposed
sites for hospital expansion.
Among the tentative plans
are:
0 keeping the hospital in its:
current location, where it is
near both patients and employes.
To implement this plan, how-
ever, the hospital, would face
higher construction costs as well
as continued difficulties with
parking shortages and congested'
streets;
* purchasing the existing St.
Joseph Mercy Hospital building
when the facility relocates to
new quarters outside the city.
This would also create a park-
ing and traffic problem;
* utilizing Fuller Field, cur-
rently University property, as
well as St. Joseph Hospital for
new University Hospital facili-
ties. Much of this land is bor-

dered by the Huron River and
train tracks, creating the risk
of springtime flooding as well as
co stant noise from passing
trains;
* moving part of the hospital
and Medical School to a Univer-
sity-owned site - the Sheridan
property, on North Campus. Al-
though this site permits easy
access and parking, some hos-
pital f a c i I i t i e s, particularly
emergency rooms, would have
to be duplicated at both the ex-
isting and proposed site;
* moving portions of the hos-
pital beyond the city limits to
Radrick Farms property on Dix-
boro Rd. This site is, three miles
from the existing medical cen-
ter, but would permit unlimited
expansion in the future.
"There is not a clear solu-
tion," Sarboff said. "All of these
options would work."
University Hospital will begin
submitting'-requests for expan-
sion funds to the state within
the next two months.
Kennedy said that if all plans
go smoothly, new hospital fa-
cilities could be completed by
1984.
Football facts
UCLA has five night games
listed this season. Four of them
at home.
Idaho University plays seven
of its 11 football games under
lights this season.

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