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The Michigan Daily
Vol. XC, No. 31-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, June 20, 1980 Ten Cents Sixteen Pages
U' hospital plan chosen
Regents give nod to
$210million facility

By MITCH STUART
University Regents yesterday
unanimously selected s general ar-
chitectural design for the $210 million-
plus University Hospital replacement
project and authorized planners to
begin development of schematic
drawings.
The plan chosen, described by ar-
chitects as a "modified pavilion"
design, calls for six separate but in-
tegrated structures to house the essen-
tial hospital units.
THE PAVILION design (designated
as Block Plan "C") was chosen over
two other plans presented to the Board.
Block Plan C "really responds to all
the criteria," architect John Haro of
the Detroit-based Albert Kahn
Associates told the Regents.
The design calls for an inpatient care
unit, a diagnostic and treatment unit,
an ambulatory care unit, an education
and administration unit, and two
parking structures.

Daily rhoto by DAyVD HRI
UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT HAROLD Shapiro fields a question yesterday
during a briefing on the University Hospital replacement project. Shapiro
and the other executive officers brought the Regents up to date on state
financing for the project.

Top Admiral urges new
peacetime draft effort

HARO CITED THE plan's flexibility
and relative economy as its major ad-
vantages. The pavilion is more flexible
than other designs in both construction
and usage, Haro said, because the
various units can be adapted as con-
struction proceeds and as the health
field changes over the years.
The pavilion design is more
economical than the others because it
can easily be built in separate phases,
utilizing many different contractors
and following several separate sets of
building codes, Haro explained.
One consultant told the Regents the
cost for the very complex construction
required in some of the medical units is
more than double the cost for the office-
type construction that would be used in
other units.
THE TWO DESIGNS not chosen by
the Regents both called for a single
"monolithic" building to house most or
all of the hospital's essential units.
The Regents also discussed a con-
struction method known as "fast-
tracking" that would allow construc-
tion on some units to begin before all of
the working drawings for other units
are completed.
Consultants have said if fast-tracking
is used, construction could begin as
early as 1982 and be completed as early
as 1985.
SEVERAL MEMBERS of the Board
expressed concern over the dangers in-
volved in committing University funds
before full plans are finished and before
the exact amount of the state's ap-
propriation for the replacement
hospital project is known.
"There is no way on earth that any of
us are going to expose (the University)
to a high degree of risk," said Regent
Deane Baker (R-Ann Arbor).
But Regent Thomas Roach (D-
Saline) later said, "Everything we (the
Regents) do is a risk. If we started
plaing the 'what if' game ... we'd never
get anything done. I think this Board is
absolutely committed to getting this
hospital built."
I REGENT ROBERT Nederlander (D-
Birmingham) said he wants to set down
a list of project priorities now, so that if
program cutbacks are later necessary,
there will be no indecision on which
programs will be cut.
See REGENTS, Page 11

WASHINGTON (AP) - Adm.
Thomas Hayward, the Navy's unifor-
med chief, broke ranks with the Carter
administration yesterday and urged a
return to the peacetime draft.
"The all-volunteer force has been
gradually slipping into failure for the
past five years," Hayward told repor-
ters who questioned him at a breakfast
meeting.
THE CHIEF of naval operations said
he doubts that pay raises and other
benefit improvements, although essen-
tial, will turn the situation around.
Speaking for the Carter ad-
ministration, Pentagon spokesman
Thomas Ross replied that "we are not
in favor of a peacetime draft," only
registration of youths "so that we will
be in a better position for a draft if it's
required in wartime."
A check of the current positions held
by other members of the Joint Chiefs of
Staff made it clear Hayward is by him-
self in advocating a return to peacetime
conscription. All the service chiefs sup-
port registration.
HAYWARD ACKNOWLEDGED that
recruitment "looks pretty good" now in
all the services, but he attributed this to
the economic recession and the accom-
panying high rate of civilian unem-
ployment.

"When the economy starts picking
up, we will start running into recruiting
problems again," Hayward said.
In addition to solving the problem of
acquiring enough new service person-.
nel, he said, "I believe you would im-
prove the general quality" of the forces
by returning to a compulsory draft.
HAYWARD SAID his views on the
draft have changed "dramatically" in
the past year.
Referring indirectly to the Soviet in-
tervention in Afghanistan and deepened
concern about possible future Russian
actions, Hayward said, "I believe the
country needs to get more commitment
to a strong defense."
HAYWARD CONCEDED that "a lot
of youth organizations would protest"
resumption of the draft. But, he said, "I
don't think they would represent a
national consensus."

At the same time, Hayward called for
military pay raises totaling $5 billion to
$6 billion over a three-year period to
overcome the ravages of Anflation since
1973. He said such increases are essen-
tial to keep seasoned and skilled career
personnel in service.
He described as "a good signal"
President Carter's acceptance of a
package of improved military benefits
introduced by Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.),
and Sen. John Warner (R-Va.). The
Nunn-Warner proposals would provide.
$3.5 billion over the next five years for
increased enlistment and re-enlistment
bonuses, improved sea pay and flight
pay, and better subsistence allowances.
Administration leaders have said
that although the all-volunteer force
has had chronic problems, it is working
and conditions do not warrant resuming
the draft, which ended seven years ago.

Chrysler loan progress
Details inside, Page 10

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