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Research Center
Heads Program
New Multi-million Dollar Expansion
Includes Buildings, Living Facilities
Gigantic plans for a multi-million dollar "overflow" campus in
the hills beyond the Huron River were announced by the University
A double-barrelled program of expansion northeast of the city
was outlined before a battery of reporters by University vice-president
Wilbur K. Pierpont, providing for immediate construction of a "re-
search campus" of four buildings, and a long-range development of
perhaps 20 or more buildings, including housing, dining and recrea-
tional facilities.
PICTURED IN the glittering models were a fine arts center, in-
cluding an outdoor amphitheatre and television station, and a verit-
able mecca of research facilities.
A 267 acre tract directly north of the new Veteran's Admin-
istration Hospital has been purchased over the past two years by
the University from eight major .owners at an average cost of
about $1,000 per acre. A little more land is still to be acquired
The new Huron campus, which is now partly under cultivation.,
but mostly undeveloped rolling wood and scrubby meadowlands, is
bounded on the south by Glazier Way, extends north to Plymouth
Rd. (U.S.-12) , east to Arborcrest cemetery and as, far as the Huron
River on the west.
THE FOUR buildings actually in the blueprint stage are a $850,-
000 Cooley Memorial Laboratory, $1,000,000 Phoenix Memorial Labora-
tory', an $800,000 automotive laboratory and a $500,000 library stack"
unit, which will eventually be expanded into a full library.
Funds for the first two are already available from private
donations-the University hopes to start construction on the
Cooley Laboratory, which will house the Engineering Research
Institute in April or May, pending government approval and steel
allocations, with the $1,000,000 Phoenix building underway by
next fall or winter.
Money for the other two structures are included in this year's
budget request to the State Legislature.
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-Daily-Mike Scherer
SURVEYORS ON SITE-Surveyors work on the site of what will one day be a multi-million dollar
University development. The 267 acre tract of land is mostly rolling woods and brush land like this.

Churchill Pledges
England's Support

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WASHINGTON -- (P - Prime.
Minister Winston Churchill sol-
emnly promised Congress today
that Britain will help defend Eur-
ope and he cautioned the United
States "above all things" not to
give up its atomic weapons with -
out an ironclad guarantee of peace.
In an address before a joint ses-
sion of Congress-with unseen mil-
lions watching or listening via na-
tion-wide television and radio net-
Permanent ID
Card Pictures
To Be Taken
Students are urged to make ap-
pointments to be photographed
for permanent identification cards'
during examination period, ac-
cording to Dean of Students Erich
A. Walter.
Photographs will be taken in
Rm. 515 of the Administration
Bldg. any time between 8 a.m.
and 5 p.m. beginning Monday,a
Jan. 21 and ending Thursday, Jan.F
Seniors graduating in June or
August and freshmen who en-
tered with an orientation group
last fall are excluded from this
program. Students in the liter-
ary college who are not June or
August seniors or who did not
enter with an orientation group
this fall will be required to have
their pictures taken before theyi
can secure their registration ma-t
Dean Walter urged students toI
avoid delay, and to be on time
for their appointments.1

works-the famed British states-
man declared:
"We take our stand at your side.
"We stand together under Gen-
eral Eisenhower to defend the com-
mon cause against violent aggres-
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AND WITH jaw out-thrust, he
warned the Communist world that
Britain will join in "resolute and{
effective" counter action if newI
Red aggression breaks out in the1
Far East.
Churchill strongly endorsed
American policy of defending
Formosa, the last-ditch strong-
hold of Nationalist China,
against Red China, and he prais-
ed this country for bearing
"nine-tenths or more" of the
United Nation's load in Korea.
He also pledged "increasing har-
mony" in the sometimes conflicting
British and American policies in
the Orient, where Britain has re-
cognized Red China while the
United States recognizes the Na-
tionalist regime of Generalissimo
Chiang Kai-Shek.I
As for the Middle East - "a
sombre and confused scene," he
called it - Churchill proposed
international control of the
strife-torn Suez Canal where
bloody clashes have broken out
between British troops and
Later Churchill's speech drew;
much praise, mixed with rumbl-I
ings of dissent. Some members of
Congress said he was trying to get
the United States to shoulder too
much responsibility; others said he
ought to break British relations
with Red China.

DETROIT - (A) - Millionaire
Walter O. Briggs, founder of the
Briggs Manufacturing Company
and owner of the Detroit Tigers
Baseball team, died yesterday at
the age of 74.
Briggs was spending the winter
at his home in Miami, Fla. He
was stricken with a kidney ailment
Sunday, but was not considered
in serious condition. He would
have been 75 on Feb. 27.
Briggs' body will be flown here
today in a private plane. Fu-
neral services will be held Mon-
day at the Cathedral of the
Blessed Sacrament.
The name of Briggs is one of
the best known in the country,I
both fo rhis industrial achieve-
ments and for his ownership of
the Tiger ball club.
The Tigers were probably as
close to Briggs' heart as his work
in the automotive field.


--Daii-Al Reid
MODEL EXPLAINED - University vice-president Wilbur K. Pierpont explains the architect's table
model of the projected Huron campus in the hills northeast of town. The gigantic expansion plans
were announced yesterday.
od Dri Phoenix ncompasse
Michigan will be grappling in ew uro ro ran
with the blood donation record
of the University of Texas when .- ------
it launches a big all-campus By DONNA HENDLEMAN
blood drive to be held March } Fhe vears and one month ago today the Student Legislature went
10-21.; Fv er n n ot g odyteSuetLgsauewn
on record as favoring a "functional" war memorial to the World War
In an effort to drum up do- II dead, thus laying the seed for the Phoenix Memorial Research
nations, a blank has been pro- Project.
vided for prospective blood don- In the wake of the war the Project was conceived as a living tri-
ors. See page 8 for the blank. bute to its heroes, dedicated to the study of peace-time potentials

and implications of atomic energy.

Talks Stalled .
MUNSAN, Korea, Friday, Jan.
18 - (P) - Truce talks remained
stalled today as Gen. Matthew B.
Ridgway conferred secretly with
the United Nations truce delega-
The negotiations were at a
stalemate, as they have been since
Nov. 27, on the issues of prisoner
exchange and truce supervision.
However, another meeting was set
for 9 p.m. today (Ann Arbor
Ridgway arrived in Korea un-
expectedly from Tokyo yesterday,!
took a quick look at a quiet front,
and then huddled with advisers.

IN THE LINE of library development, new facilities are also being
requested of the Legislature on the main campus, with an addition to
the General Library replacing the present Automotive Laboratory and
West Engineering Annex.

[World News Roundup
By The Associated PresS
PARIS-Russia's Andrei Y. Vishinsky ominously declared yes-
terday that "unreasonable demands presented by the American
command can give no hope for a successful conclusion" of Korean
armistice talks at Panmunjom. He called U.S. Gen. James A. Van
Fleet a cannibal and a killer in a vitriolic speech before a United
Nations political committee.
PARIS-Premier Edgar Faure, a radical Socialist, was con-
firmed as the new cabinet chief yesterday by lhe French national
WASHINGTON-President Truman has decided to recommend
an expansion of the nation's atomic program, Senator McMahon
(D-Conn.) said yesterday.
DETROIT-A high temperature of 64 degrees here yesterday
set a new heat record for Jan. 17.
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CONCORD, N. H.-Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower-through the ac-
tion of his New Hampshire supporters-yesterday became a candidate
for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in
New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation presidential primary March 11.
WASHINGTON-The Army said yesterday it has plans for
the gradual return of National Guardsmen from overseas when
their individual 24 months of Federal duty is ended, but they can-
not all be released at once.
SAN FRANCISCO-David S. Ingalls, head of the Taft-for-Presi-
dent drive, told Republicans last night they will be risking their
party's future if they pin their presidential hopes on a "glamor" can-

YESTERDAY, the University. in
announcing its plans for the giant
Huron River research center and
campus, included in them the im-
minent plans for a $1,000,000
Phoenix Memorial Research Build-
The Phoenix. dynamic child
of the legislators' idea, has thus
been given a permanent place as;
a unit of importance and scope
in the University set-up.
Between the two announcements
lie a mass of energies directed at
planning, campaigning, study, and
administration, all aimed at build-
ing for Phoenix the niche it hasI
now acquired as an integral Uni-


architectural motif, but the University doesn't want to commit itself
to a standard style which may become obsolete.
THE WHOLE project, according to a statement by President Har-
lah H. Hatcher, has been formulated as a long-run effort to meet
"increasing responsibilities and demands upon the University." En-
rollment has now dipped to 17,000, but in 1948 reached an uncomfort-
able peak of almost 22,000.
Although there must be some further construction on the
present campus, "we know now that there is not adequate space,
for an enrollment of 25,004 students-or possible more-which it
S remsonable in anticinate in the 1960's.

For the remainder-the major part of the projected campus-
no time schedule has been set. University officials have a "mas-
ter plan" on paper, calling for construction of the Huron campus
in a series of self-contained units, each of which will be of quad-
rangle design, built as the need arises and funds become available.
Each three-or-four building unit will be of a. standard architect-
ture-but the units will vary. Modern styles are expected to be the


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ver sity researcnunit. "Since the University cannot expand much firther in its present
* * setting, the natural area for its growth is toward the north where the
IT WAS ALMOST nine months valley of the Huron River and the sloping hills may be used fully in
after the initial SL resolution was developing a campus of beauty and utility."
passed before the memorial idea 1
was given official sanction. Then. PIERPONT EXPLAINED that all expansion beyond the original
in September, 1947 the University 40 acre plot to which the University moved in 1837 from Detroit faces
iegetsmed a ty-sty4n a multiplicity of difficulties, caused by high property values, problems
Regents named a faculty-student Iin moving streets and procuring property.
War Memorial Committee. The new Huron center would be a mile and a tenth, as the
A month later they had adopt- ('row flies, from the center of the campus. Only the arboretum
ed the suggestion of prominent and the municipal golf course would separate the two campuses,
alumnus Fred J. Smith, a New making a virtually contiguous, albeit sprawling, University com-
York publisher who proposed the munity, with a recreational center in the middle.
research be devoted to the study Beyond the research facilities slated for immediate construction,
of atomic potential in the realm a bevy of engineering buildings, a natural resources plant and a fine
of peaceful activity, arts center are now tentatively planned.

Wendy Owen Honored with Research Fund

By May of 1948 the inevitable
rolls of Washington red tape had THE ENGINEERING buildings presumably will be largely a home
been cut, and with final Regents' for research, but a switch of classrooms remained a possibility. Pier-
approval, the road was cleared for pont declined to comment on the chances of switching the entire
the Project's emergence. engineering college, emphasizing that nothing specific has been de-
N HA cided yet aside from the four buildings actually on blueprints.
PHOENIX HEAD, Dean Ralph' Pierpont stressed the significance of the fine arts cluster of
A. Sawyer, of the graduate school, buildings. "We must be prepared to adjust to changing educa-
and his staff began in 1949 on a tional trends," he said.
e Gil- borrowed operating budget of $25.- Included in the fine arts group would probably be the music school,

When "Wendy" Owen died last
July of aplastic anemia, a rare
blood disease, her many friends
at the University vowed not to for-
get ,her and the cause of her

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covered, according to Dr. Frank
H. Bethell, specialist in blood dis-
eases at Simpson Memorial Insti-
tute and Miss Owen's doctor dur-
ing her illness.
Although the money may he
only a drop in the bucket in the

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Gargoyle and Secretary of vh

bert and Sullivan Society. 000. In that year Phoenix grant-
In addition, she was a memnber ed a total of $6,400 to individual
of Wyvern, junior honorary soci- researchers to explore various ato-
ety; Mortarboard, senior honorary mic areas.-
society; and Chi Omega sorority. -
The idea for the research fund The operating budget for this

which for years has been dissatisfied with its present cramped quarters
in Harris Hall and Burton Memorial Tower.
ALSO IN 'U' plans is a beautiful outdoor amphitheater set if
idyllic surroundings. It would be built on a concave slope, overlooking


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