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March 05, 1922 - Image 12

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The Michigan Daily, 1922-03-05

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" a ". ce """ ls empl-yeesprotect the weaklings and so breed
Running U PJ " ".is ften able to do contracting jobs DOUBT-SOME DONT other weaklings,
* *resulting in savings of thousands "The Bible? Except for its chrono-
(CntnedorfPae ) dollars for the UniversitymAintomn Cotinuterom Pageu One) , 0logy and for its literary value, it is
(Continued from Page 1) resuctedolachecko ig nfrsavsdotoUivsitamaintained'teo huanscr-Aabout(Ctinudtherei frouPae DO Tfurealfeas Thoeklns worthless. adlgBbeWe frEput our ptltrryisrsouls'slvalue
almost entirely separate from the on all orders, and cash discounts are much the better. Religion has noth- tion inthe worde of men who lived-
usual purchasing of materials and always taken advantage of. The first ing to do with it. from 900hto 3500 years ago and w
quipmn time these cash discounts were com- "It is always amusing to me to see don't want to put our bodies in the
Perhaps the most important sub- puted, some years ago, the saving the most devout Christians, who con- ands a doc who gradat in
corporation not yet mentioned is the was found to be around $10,000 per stantly insist on the glory of the life 180 The gllibility of the hurh-
buildings and grounds department. year, exclusive of trade discounts, to-be, call in the doctors when they ge . The gui shy of a e curc
The superintendent of buildings and In such a short space as this must are sick, and do everything in their And sotwingesporthefameold
grounds is at the head of several de- be it is obviously impossible to even power to avoid passing into that glori- And so we've proved the same o1d
partments, the scope and importance 's os life, answer that one always finds in dis-
of wichcan estbe jdge by scrape the surface of such a subject. On lifel
of which can best be-judged by giving sPractll nothing hasuhbeensa "I take the final acceptance of a re- cussions on religion,-nothing. Th
their titles:grounds atand nsporta- t great hospitals. But with ligion as the sign of mental weaken- student will or will not lose his re-
trti les:ingrouandsandvtrlats-about the gethsias u ihlgo codn ohsidvdaiy
a concise explanation of the skeleton ing natural to the approach of old igion according to his individuality.
ing; carpenter; electrical; painting; It resolves itself to what Julius
outline of the business administra- age, As far as I know most of the
powerhouse; masons; laundry; and lion of the University it may be science faculty is frankly agnostic, if Caesar said in his Commentaries,
janitors. s , u t atheistic." 'Generally, men gladly believe tha
The department of buildings and easier for the student to understand go e which they wish."
grounds has charge of running the better the organization upon which he To get even closer to the studentw they
laundry and powerhouses, the electric is so dependent, yet of which he is s body under discussion I went to the
railway, all building and repairing o seldom aware. "Iconoclast," who though considered "Crome Yellow," the first novel of
od-ildingy, upkeep, d in cud ping all radical, is representative of a. larger Aldous Huxley, has just been published
old buildings, upkeep, (including all number of students than is commonly in this country by Doran. Huxley has
painting and janitor work), and the "College Education: An Inquest," a supposed. written two other books, "Limbo," a
system of underground tunnels. Com- well-informed series of articles by "I am against religions, all of them," book of short stories, and "Leda," a
plete shops are maintained for tin Somnia Vana, is now running in The was his sweeping declaration. "They book of verse. These three books
work, iron work, carpentry, electrical critic and student of Scandinavian lit- have never done any good. You say show him as one of the most promis-
work and plumbing, making it possi- Freeman. they protect the weak. Of course ing of the younger English writers.
ble for the University to make much
of its equipment and resulting in
many cases of savings of 40 per cent
or even more over the cost of new
equipment. The University has about
75 buildings, some of them of great
size, as the Library, the Union, and
Hill auditorium, all of which are under
the charge of the buildings and
groun department.administration of - 1 a
To retnurn to the administration %of , I i0 ) A lu h 1 pe d ce 1o
the University as a whole, 'from the-
office of the secretary or the "busi- - *ar f U st h
'You Pl nYourlTalr
ness manager" of the University, thePl c
first question naturally arising is:
'How do these various sub-corpora-
tions get the money to run on?"
The system is a rather complex one,-. ,
based upon credits to the various de-,IT is a curious but well estab-
partments through the annual budget * / lished fact that the best
adopted by the Regents after many /
days of personal thought and investi dressed men are not neCeS-
gation. Preparations for the budget
are started in November for the fol- sarily those who are the best
lowing year, each department head
making out a standard form, listingjudges of clothing. Busy men
the men on the staff of his department
with their salaries, together with the find their time too complete-
expense of his department for the ly occupied to worry over the
current year. Side by side with this
appears his estimated needs for the details of their dress. Yet
coming year. This estimate is gone
over with the dean, the president, and they are always properly and
the committee of Regents attending neatly dressed. W hat is the
to such matters, changes being made
in the process as'deemed necessary.secret?
In the meantime an estimate of the ex- -
pected income of the University for
the succeeding year is made upon the
basis of past experience.
Finally the whole budget is ready to
be placed before the Board as a whole, Simply this. They ?re in the habit of plac-
where it may, or may not, be adopted
in the form presented by the budget ing themselves in the hands of competent
committee. The budget for the Sum-
mer school is usually made up and tailors and making them responsible for
completed about the beginning of the heir appearances.
calendar year for the coming summer,tp
and the summer budget as fixed at
that time is included in the budget fin-
ally adopted.
The allowances made in this budget
then become the credit upon which
theheads of the departments make We Are Ready and Willing to
requisitions against the purchasing
department for expenses and equipS-ore Yom in This Capacity
met, while the salary role in the eve Y u i h s C p ct
budget is the salary roll for the suc-
ceeding year. To be able to fill or-
ders quickly a store-house is main-
tained in the rear of the Homeopathic
hospital with a stock valued at thou-
sands of dollars. For articles not
carried in the store-house the order is *
placed by the purchasing agent of the .
University. These purchases range -604 EAST LIBERTY STREET
from structural steel to white mice; 3 I
nails to electric locomotives; and from J ,11 I S L A S
the most delicate scientific apparatu "QUALITY FIRST - ECONOMY ALWAYS"
to carloads of lumb or plumbing__
supplies, for the department of build-

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