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Page 14-Saturday, August 11, 1979-The Michigan Daily
'Uobservatory undergoing renovations
Continued from flage 3 th about $6,000 in 1852. But now, they The only visible exterior change is thought one way to do it was build one of
seems to have time to do it. Mohler said are worthless because of today's ad- what Mohler jokingly called a the country's best observatories,
aside from a $2,000 grant from the vanced technology telescopes. "superhighway" - a winding white Mohler continued.
National Academy of Sciences, no According to Mohler, the sidewalk from the base of the steep hill TAPPAN IMMEDIATELY went to
specific funds have been set aside to Smithsonian Institution in Washington on Observatory St. to the front door Europe to buy the equipment he wanted
accomplish the task. has wanted the telescopes for years, but facing the hospital. and hired Pister and Martins of Berlin,
Mohler in recent weeks has cleaned won't offer any money for them. Tappan decided to build an obser- the most famous manufacturers of
up the room which houses the six-inch ASTRONOMY faculty seem to favor vatory the day he became the Univer- astronomical equipment in Europe at
refractor, one of two telescopes in the some sort of astronomical museum sity's first president, Mohler said. A that time, to begin building the obser-
observatory. The other is a 12-inch containing "a sample of the history of science enthusiast, Tappan wanted to vatory.
refractor. the area," said Mohler. "It's nice to establish the University's reputation Mohler said Tappan had wealthy
Kohler said the telescopes were wor- have memories." for academic excellence, and he friends in Detroit who provided most of
the initial money for the ambitious
hl yyS ,* project, which is why it's called the
Health Service soon self-suppoting Detroit Observatory.
Tappan originally wanted the obser-
({Continued from Page 3' vatory located in the center of the Diag.
program associate for Health Service. During the 1979-80 school year, tests, x-rays, and other clinic calls cost But after some squabbling, the obser-
She helped students form the Student students will be assessed $23 per term fees that are "very reasonable" com- vatory was built on its current location,
Health Organization (SHO) two years for Health Service. A report to the pared to other area health care which was an open field in 1852.
ago. Active during the past academic University Board of Regents last April facilities, Mills said. iOTH TELESCOPES were installed
year, SHO acts as a liasion between showed the amount of the assessment to Health Service also provides a con- in 1854 and were used mostly for Earth-
students and staff, promotes health be comparable to that of other univer- traceptive clinic, birth control lectures, oriented astronomical calculations un-
eductionandcan erveas stuent sities. Health Service literature claims
education, and can serve as a student the fee students pay is a argain, and a venereal disease clinic that is til1939, when the increased use of radio
voice in policy-making. compared to the cost of arain sponsored by the Washtenaw County signals replaced the telescopes'
Ryan said this last function of the the Ann Arbor m dical c Department of Health. primary function.
group has been "down-played in my EVERY ENROLLED student is en- Although primarily for students, Prof. Dean McLaughlin used the
view," and said she hopes someday titled to unlimited free visits to the faculty and staff are also seen oc- telescope to discover what he thought
students will have a stronger represen- medical clinic during regular hours in casionally on a fee-for-service basis, was volcanic activity on Mars in 1939.
tation in the decision-making. the building on Fletcher Street. Lab Mills said.
New 'U' Hospital plans subject of ongoing controversy

(Continued from Page 4)
Michigan. But the University needs an
educational facility that can draw
medical students. Tuition for out-of-
state medical students is the highest the
University charges any of its students
- a whopping $2,950 per term. For that
amount of money, students should be
able to expect high quality facilities and
The CHPC-SEM indicated in April
that it opposed the University's $244
million plan to re .ace its hospital The
regional council tas been campaigning
to cut the number of beds in
southeastern Michigan, and the 923-bed
building the University proposed was
too much, .t a, for the area to absorb.
While . recognized the University's
special need for educational and
research facilities, it feared the burden .
the plan would throw on Michigan tax-

In May, the Regents gave the go-
ahead for University officials to seek a
30-day delay in the review process to
continue negotiations with Department
of Public Health officials.
The University, in bargaining with
state health officials, settled on nine
conditions for approval of the cer-
tificate of need, which is required
before funding methods can be
The conditions, outlined by the public
health department's chief of the Health
Care Administration Bureau, Dr. Her-
mann Ziel in early June, included cut-
ting the proposed number of beds from
923 to 900, which in effect slices the
plan's cost from $244 million to $241
million. Patient space worth $219
million also would have to be cut to $200
CHPC-SEM then charged that the

public health department had violated
the intent of health care planning laws
by making drastic changes in the
proposal at state-level negotiations, in-
stead of at the regional level. "The
changes agreed to between the Univer-
sity and the Department of Public
H'ealth constitute a new application for
approval by regional health planners,"
contended CHPC-SEM President Delia
Goodwin in late June. She added that
the regional planners expected to be
able to review the proposed hospital
again. Goodwin sent letters to both Gov.
William Milliken and then-Secretary of
Health, Education, and Welfare Joseph
Califano, asking them to intervene on
the regional council's behalf. But since
the CHPC-SEM had not exhausted all
appeals processes, the intervention
never occurred.
It seemed the University and the
public health department had formed a
coalition against the relatively
powerless regional health planning
council. The Detroit Free Press in an
editorial called the University
"arrogant" and demanded it revise the
new hospital plans. A flurry of letters
from both sides of the controversy also
appeared in the Detroit newspaper.
The Board of Trustees of CHPC-SEM
voted unanimously June 27 to sue the
Department of Public Health for
violating the intent of health planning
laws and to demand a re-review of the
proposed hospital. At that point, the
public health department's deadline for
granting the certificate of need was
Aug. 8. Public Health Department
Director Dr. Maurice Reizen on July 2
refused to allow the regional council a
second review, saying furtherdelay
would be "unfair" to the University.
The regional council claimed state

approval of the hospital proposal would
hinder CHPC-SEM cost-cutting efforts
and damage its credibility. Goodwin
said the University should provide
more evidence it is sharing expensive
services and equipment with other
hospitals in southeastern Michigan;
that the University should consider
training more students at the currently
under-utilized Wayne County General
Hospital; and that the University must
realize the impact a new hospital would
have on over-bedded southeastern
Michigan. The University contended
that many of its patients come from
outstate, not metropolitan Detroit.
But to avoid risking a court battle
that could delay the hospital review
process longer than would a second
review, the Regents at their July
meeting agreed to ask for yet another
delay, giving the regional council
enough time to look at the plans again.
The CHPC-SEM now has until Sept. 1to
make a recommendation to the public
health department, and that agency
deadline to grant the certificate of need
is one month later. It was at that July
meeting that Regent Dunn threatened
to reveal the political jungle through
which the hospital plans undoubtediy
have traveled.
University officials and regional
planners reportedly were close to a
compromise in late July.
.The longer the hospital replacement
project is postponed, the more it will
cost both the University and the tax-
payers. Negotiations for funding still
must follow the certificate of need from
the Department of Public Health, and it
appears several more years with the
antiquated University Hospital face the


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Next Week's lineup
Friday. August 17
A stunning psychological suspense thriller and portrait of schizophrenia
and sexual hysteria. Stomu Yamashta's eerie soundtrack helps heighten
the tension to near unbearable levels. Those who say nobody writes roles
for women should see what SUSANNAH YORK does with the role Altman
wrote for her-a woman and her encroaching madness. RENE AUBER-
Saturday, August 18
Our summer finale. In the Roger Corman genre, this is not an exploitation
of the Jaws mania, but a film about the legacy of horror films. Dante uses
great humor in showing how horror films play a part in modern life. A strain
of super-piranha, capable of living in any waters, was originally developed
by the army as a variant of biological warfare. They're accidentally released
and leave carnage on their way to a resort-opening party for an incredible
climax. "Piranha is on absolutely dynamite horror movie."-Take One.
Starring KEVIN McCARTHY (Invasion of the Body Snatchers), BARBARA
for our piranha display tank at the show. (90 Min.)
All shows Aud A-$1.50
That's all folks for this summerl took for Cinema lI this fall with a full
schedule and "Holding Up Half the Sky"-A tribute to women in film.


"The Devil's Disciple"
Sun. and Mon.. August 12 and 13. 7:30 p.m. Call-backs
Wed., Aug. 14. Ann Arbor Civic Theatre, 201 Mulholland, off
W. Washington.
Roles for 5 women plus extras and 10 men plus extras.
Women's ages: 1, 16 yrs., 1, 30 yrs., 3 over 50
Men's ages: 2, 20-30 yrs., 2, 30-40 yrs., 6, 45-60 yrs.

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