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SPRING, 1955


North Campus Model Shown

Press Plans
Move in FallY
Sale of the University Press
Building at 311 Maynard will pro-
vide funds for construction of a
printing plant on North Campus.
The Maynard street building will
be sold to Jacobson's Stores, ac-
cording to University Vice-Presi-
dent Wilbur K. Pierpont. Jacob-
son's Stores plan to use the build-
ing for further development of
their present store and addition of
new departments.
Plans for the North Campus
plant have not been completed as
yet, Prof. Pierpont said. Jacob-
son's is not expected to take pos-
session of the Maynard Street
building until the new plant is
In the period of transition to
North Campus, a small building
will be constructed in the area
north of the Student Publications
Building on Maynard.
The small building is scheduled
for construction during the sum-
mer, Prof. Pierpont announced.
This building will have between
5,000 and 6,000 square feet of floor
space with a basement and two
Architect for the new building,
which will cost $120,000, is Douglas
D. Loree, of Ann Arbor. The build-
ing will be financed by gifts and
contributions to the University.

WITHIN the next 10 years, currently-bare North Campus plains
will be dotted with new buildings.
Plans for the area are still undergoing revisions by University
officials and architects as last-minute changes in building plans and
sites seem necessary.
Some of the buildings currently scheduled include the follow-
ing: 1) the proposed North Campus Music School, with practice
rooms, offices, libraries, a band shell and several concert halls. 2)
an amphitheater is planned for the music school area also. It is
not expected to be constructed until a large part of the main unit
is completed. 3) classrooms; 4) service area; 5) and 6) laboratories;
7) engineering buildings which will be used for specialized studies

such as electronics and peacetime atomic energy; 8) the first set
of new North Campus apartment units will be finished in time for
summer use. More than 300 more apartment units have already been
scheduled, and money to finance them with sought from the Federal'
Housing Administration; 9) aeronautical engineering laboratories,
now under construction.
A map of North Campus will soon be placed on the corner of
State and North University. It was the senior class gift of 1954's
Bus service will begin from Ann Arbor to the North Campus
next fall.

-Daily-John Hirtzei
cate similar buildings will be in store for faculty members
within the near future.
To Parking Structures
Now in Planning Stagye

Marks Fifty
Years at 'U'
(Continued from Page 1)
eventually recommend. But he did
say he was sure they wouldn't ask
that the school's name be changed.
Although these duties keep the
educator almost as occupied as he
was during his 22 years as Univer-
sity President, he still finds time
to raise his nationally-famed Mor-
gan riding horses.
Currently president of the Mor-
gan riding horse association, Ruth-
ven drives to his stables on the
Huron River daily and tries to ride
every day in the summer months,
weather permitting.
During 20 years in the business,
Ruthven has won a variety of
prizes and sold horses from "Maine
to California."
Greatest Job at 'U'
President during a great Univer-
sity transition period Ruthven
calls the division of work in lit-
erary college the most beneficial
development in his 22 year tenure.
Shohrtly after he no noan TAO
Shortly after he became presi-
dent, literary college students were
required for the first time to take
a general course during the first
two years and concentrate in the
last two years.
"Previously literary college stu-
dents tended to generalize all
through undergraduate school and
weren't prepared for any special-
ized occupation," he said.
Two other developments, the
great Phoenix Project and the Mi-
chigan House plan also marked
high points in Ruthven's term as
University president.
Favors Driving Ban
Strongly opposed to lifting the
driving ban, he is still disappoint-
ed there was no action on his idea
to relieve the parking problem for
faculty members and students with
During the latter years of his
administration he suggested build-
ing four ramp garages before the
situation became intolerable.
Ruthven speaks from experience
in the pre-driving ban days when
discussing the present ban.
"Students were killed every year.
It's not easy to have to face the
parents of students when fatal
accidents occur," Ruthven recall-
Including the last four years
Ruthven doesn't think there has
been a change in the fuidamental
aims and objectives of the Uni-
versity in the last 50 years.
Promoting neither to the detri-
ment of the other, a University
should give a sound education and
m a n y research opportunities,
Ruthven concluded.

We are pleased to have*
supplied the elevators .
for the
Phoenix Memorial Lab
1234 W. Fort Streett
Detroit, Michigant
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Fire Station Slated for New Campus

For nine years, the University
has requested State appropriations
for the building of a fire station
and training center.
The year 1955 is no exception.
During the past seven years, the
University has provided training
for 8,765 fire prevention personnel
in 447 communities.
Urgent Need
The requested facilities before
the State Legislature in Lansing
will meet "the urgent physical
needs of a training program which
continues to expand at the request
of firemen throughout the state,"
according to the University's bro-
A proposed building, which is to
be located on North Campus, will
house fire-fighting apparatus. It'
will provide the required protec-
tion for University property, as{
well as media for training.
Apparatus and Equipment
The building will be of two

n' .

Construction of parking struc-v
tures on University property was
recommended in a report releas-
ed Mar. 28 by the Sub-commit-
tee on Plant and Equipment of
the faculty Senate Advisory Com-
The report further specified
that initial cost of the parking
structures would have to be pro-
vided by revenue from meters in-
stalled in present parking lots.
Two Structures
Two parking structures, one to
be erected next to West Quad and
one behind Health Service, are
being planned now.
The report endorsed the Uni-
versity administration proposal
for such a program as the "most
feasible" solution to the parking
problem. It also recommended
further faculty discussion of the
matter, based on material gath-
ered so far.
Carrying out the proposal would
mean installation of parking met-
ers in the 1,485 spaces in the cam-
pus area and in a similar num-
ber of spaces in the hospikal area.
Cost for installation of the met-
ers in the campus area was esti-
mated at $40 per space, or a total;
outlay of $65,000-$75,000 includ-
ing expenses for lot alterations.
Rates, the report continued,
would be set at about half those
charged by the city, or five cents :

for two hours and 25 cents for a
full day. Annual cost per faculty
members was estimated at $30 to
Net Income
Estimated net income from the
metered parking spaces was set
at $5,000. Initial cost could there-
fore be defrayed in a year, ac-
cording to the report.
The report said "After this per-
iod, the income would accumulate
for the provision of parking struc-
tures. In the Ann Arbor area,
parking structures cost $1,000 to
$1,200 per car space."
"It is hoped that one structure
accommodating about 400 cars, at
a cost of about $500,000 could be
built in the campus area within
the next two years," the report
The report read, "it is likely that
a total of four structures, provid-
ing about 2,000 additional car
spaces, would be necessary in the
next five to eight years."
Permits would be required for
individuals using metered spaces,
The committee in its report em-
phasized that "no official deci-
sions have been made, although
the Regents have approved the
policy of reserving funds collected
through parking charges for the
construction of new parking space,
if such charges are to be made."


stories. The first floor will house
fire-fighting equipment and ap-
paratus. It will provide daytime
quarters for firemen as well. The
second floor will be sleeping quar-
ters for the personnel.
A request for $300,000 is before

the Legislature to cover the es-
timated cost of the building.
The structure will be 78,000
cubic feet in capacity, and will
have 7,800 square feet of floor
space. It will cost two dollars per
cubic foot.

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