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SPRING, 1955



Regents OK
Building Plan
(Continued from Page 1)
and the second will be started with
Construction on the main cam-
pus will continue with a final
projected appropriation for the
Dental Bldg. of $1,072,000. The
School of Education Bldg. and
Physical Science Bldg., would be
completed with respective grants
of $1,260,000 and $1,360,000.
In addition, the Pharmacy Bldg.,
would be constructed with $1,920,-
Planning funds of $160,000 for
a Literary College, classroom build-
ing would be allocated, along with
$200,000 for planning a North
Campus Heating Plant.
Under the plan, University Hos-
pital would receive $915,000 for re-
modeling and additions, and $450,-
would be given to refurbish West
and East Medical Buildings.
Plans to 1958-59
In 1958-59, new construction
would total an estimated $14,360,-
000 under the plan, and remodel-
ing operations would be allocated
On North Campus, $1,920,000
would be spent for Engineering
Laboratories, $1,840,000 for, the
Architecture Bldg., and $1,800,000
for a Heating Plant.
The second unit of the Medical
Science Bldg., would be completed
with $4,800,000, and a Literary
College Classroom Bldg. would be
built with $3,840,000.
Planning funds would be allo-
cated in this year as follows: Law
Classroom Bldg., $80,000; Natural
Science Bldg., $120,000; Business
Administration Classroom Bldg.,
$80,000; and Public Health Bldg.,
For remodeling and additions
$1,000,000 would go to University
Hospital; $400,000 to the Dentistry
Bldg.; and $450,00 for the store-
house and garage.
Plans for 1959-60
Projected expansion for the final
year of the five- year plan (1959-
1960) include $14,330,000 for new
buildings an $2,400,000 for remod-
eling and expansion.
Another $1,920,000 is proposed
for engineering laboratories on the
North Campus, along with $3,000,-
000 for the North Campus Heat-
ing Plant. Planning for an Engi-
neering and Science Library on
North Campus would be alloted
On the main campus, $1,920,000
would be set aside for the Law
Classroom Bldg., $2,880,000 for the
Natural Science Bldg., $1,920,000
for a Business Administration
classroom building, and $2,400,000
for the Public Health Bldg.
Planning funds include $160,000
for a Literary Classroom Bldg. and
$40,000 for plant maintenance
University Hospital would get
$1,920,000 for a Business Admin-
istration classroom building, and
$2,400,000 for the Public Health
Planning funds include $160,000
for a Literary Classroom Bldg. and
$40,000 for plant maintenance
University Hospital would get
$1,400,000 for remodeling and ad-
ditions in the fifth year of the
program and $1,000,000 would be
used for similar work on the pres-
ent heating plant.
In addition to the construction
and expansion supported by State
funds, the University will continue
to grow in many areas by utilizing
its own revenues to construct ad-
ditional facilities.

University-Financed Buildings
While no "five-year-plan" has
been drawn up to cover Universi-
ty-financed construction, here are
a few things that can be expected
to sprout on the University scene
within the next few years through
this method.
SION: A $7,000,000 expansion of
athletic facilities will be financed
by revenues from sporting events.
Already near completion is, an
Athletic Administration Bldg. and
the rest of the program will in-
clude remodeling press box facil-
ities at Michigan Stadium, golf
course expansion, a new field
house, and a new men's swimming
MENTS: The first 100 units cost-
ing $1,100,000 on North Campus
are scheduled for completion this
summer, and an additional 300
units may be started this fall at
an approximate cost of $2,700,000.
three-floor wing of the Michigan
Union started last fall, at an esti-
mated cost of $2,900,000.
ING: A $120,000 building to house
, offices of the University Press will
be built at 400 Maynard near the
Administration Building with do-
nated funds, and a new printing
plant will be built on North Cam-
ING: Financed through student


Athletic Building Program Begun


-Daily-John Hirtzel
Couzens Hall Addition
To Be Completed in Fall

At a cost of $2,200,000 the Couz-
ens Hall addition is due to be com-
pleted by Nov. 1.
According to Service Enterprises
Manager Francis C. Shiel, the ad-
dition will clear the way for men
to return to Chicago House with
the coming of the 1956 spring
Although the Couzens addition
for undergraduate women and
nurses was due to be finished be-
fore now, workmen hit a snag
several months ago when ground
water poured into the excavation.
Water Floods Site
"For a while a lake was coming
in," Shiel commented. The water
had been bottled up in pockets of
sand at the site. Before construc-
tion could be started again, the
water had to be drained, holding
up the project by at least two orj
three weeks.
Begun last fall on the East side'
of Couzens Hall, The addition is
financed by revenue bonds. The
bonds will be paid for by income
during the next 30 years from both
the addition and Couzens Hall,
Shiel said. Rates to residents will
be the same as in other women's
residence halls.
The new addition will house 270
women, while the entire structure
will be capable of housing 542
Resembling the rest of Couzens'

Open doors
In Summer
Due to be finished in July, the
first 100 apartments for married
students and faculty on the North
Campus will house upwards of 200
In the meantime, Service Enter-
prises Manager Francis C. Shiel
said recently, construction of an
additional 300 units will be started
sometime this fall.
Financed by revenue bonds
which will be repaid during the
next 30 years, the apartments are
built in the form of six long two-
story buildings. Modern furniture
will be used to blend with the mo-
dern structures, Shiel commented.
Mud Slows Construction
Begun last fall, construction of
the units nearing completion was
slowed down in the past several
weeks because of spring muddiness.
"Just plain mud," Shiel continued,
was all over the site, some of it
coming halfway up to workmen's
knees. Trucks and other equip-
ment were often mired in the mud.
Units now under construction
will cost $1,100,000. It is expected
that the additional 300 units will
not cost more than $2,700,000 he
Parking lots will be surfaced for
use by the occupants, Shiel added.
They will be located close to the
Location Not Decided
Location of the 300 additional
apartments has not been definitely
decided, he continued. They will
be close to the units now under
construction, however. According
to Shiel, the site on which the ad-
ditional 300 units will be built is
large enough to eventually house
600 to 700 apartments.
With a manager's office, laun-
dry, mail and tenant storage facil-
ities located in a central unit close
to units now being built, the same
facilities will also be used by ten-
ants of dwellers in the additional
Rental rates for married stu-
dents in the apartments will be
$75 a month for "efficiency" apart-
ments-those containing a bath,
kitchen and combination living
room-bedroom. For an apartment
with a living room and a separate
bedroom, $85 a month will be
Rental of a two-bedroom apart-
ment will be $100 monthly, Shiel
said. Forty efficiency units are un-
der construction, along with 48
one-bedroom and 12 two-bedroom

Construction plans for schedul-
ed steps in the Athletic Depart-
ment's $7 million expansion pro-
gram are now underway.
Already completed in the pro-
gram is the $1,070,000 women's
swimming pool, which opened last
spring. A nine-hole golf course
will be ready for players in May.
Still to be constructed is the
$400,000 stadium pressbox and a
$4,500,000 field house. These edi-
fices will be erected as revenue
becomes available from football
gate receipts.
New Golf Course
Built at a cost of $11,000, the
new golf course will be adjacent
to the present 18-holebcourse. Di-
rector of Athletics Herbert O.
"Fritz" Crisler termed the new
course "a welcome addition to
what is now the greatest course
in the state."
Crisler said that construction on
the pressbox has been postponed
this year because the tight foot-
ball schedule next fall would be
interrupted if the building was not
done in time.
"What was at one time the best
pressbox in the nation has now
been overgrown," he said. "A new
one is necessary, especially in
these days of ever-increasing radio
and television."
The new box will contain mod-
ern press, radio, and television fa-
cilities, plus an entertainment
room to be used for University
and visiting officials.
Field House Plans
Crisler estimated that the field
house construction would be start-
ed in three to four years. It will
accommodate 7,000 more people
than Yost Field House, which now
has a seating capacity of 8,000.
The new structure will contain
handball courts, a modern indoor
track for championship meets and
possibly hockey facilities. The
present hockey Colliseum would
then be used for tennis.
Yost To Be Workshop
Yost Field House will be turned
over to a workshop for training in
all sports upon the completion of,
the new building.
It is expected that the future
field house will be erected on the
site of the present Athletic Ad-
ministration Bldg.
Crisler emphasized that the ex-
pansion program is designed
mainly to accommodate the anti-
cipated student enrollment in the
next several years.
"Our . intercollegiate facilities
are already in good working or-
der," he said. "This expansion in
our athletic plant is going to en-
able full student participation in
He concluded, "The plan, ex-

--Daily-John Hirtzel
Athletic Administration
Building Nearly Ready

-Daily-John Hirtzel

Men's Pool
To Be Ready
In January
Construction is now underway
on the new men's swimming pool,
a part of the $7 million athletic
expansion program.
Completion date for the $766,-
377 structure has been tentatively
scheduled for January.
According to Director of Ath-
letics Herbert 0. "Fritz" Cisler,
the pool will be different from any
other in the country. Adjoining
the swimming area will be a 14-
foot deep divingrarea. Specifica-
tions for the unique pool were
drawn up by Matt Mann, retired
swimming coach.
Greater Seating Capacity
An increase in seating capacity
from 900 to 3,000 will be the main
improvement over the old pool lo-
cated in the Intramural Bldg.
Press, radio and television facili-
ties will also be erected in the new
Thenew pool willbe75 by 45
feet in area and six feet in depth,
The adjacent diving part will be
20 by 40 feet and will contain a
tower with three diving elevations.
Locker rooms and training facili-
ties will be included in the build-
Functional Structure
Constructed of brick, the mod-
ern, functional structure will be
connected with the Intramural
Bldg. and the new Athletic Ad-
ministration Bldg. Heating facili-
ties for the pool are located in the
Intramural Bldg., west of the new
In preparation for the pool,
Ferry Field track was moved 50
feet west of its former location.
Crisler said the Intramural pool
will now be given over exclusively
to student swimmers. The new
pool will be available to students
when not being used b the var-
sity team.


exterior, the addition will have
rooms equipped with double-deck
beds, Shiel added, The new section
will also contain a dining room for
use by women in the entire dormi-
tory. Laundry rooms will also be
included on each floor in the addi-
Planning for the addition was
done by Shiel, Assistant Dean of
Women Elsie R. Fuller, Kathleen
Hamm, chief dietitian; Residence
Halls Business Manager Leonard
A. Schaadt and Elizabeth Sharp,
'56N. University Purchasing Agent
Walter L. Bulbick and interior
decorator Virginia D. Biggers as-
sisted in planning the furnishings.
The office and ground floor serv-!
ice departments in Couzens will
also be remodeled during the con-
struction, Schaadt said.
Chicago House for Men
When finished, the addition will
make it possible for West Quad-
rangle's Chicago House to be re-
turned to male occupancy. Re-
turning it to male use has been
impossible in recent semesters,
Shiel said, because there had been
no available space elsewhere for
the women living in the West
Quad house.
When this is accomplished only
East Quadrangle will remain with
the "co-operative living" system
started three years ago with Pres-
cott's occupancy by women.

pected to
years, will
second to

be completed in five
make our athletic plant
none in the country."

Union Begins Construction
' Of $2 Million Additions

Visible progress on the Union's
new three million dollar addition
should soon be evident.
Most of the work so far has
concerned preparing the present
building and grounds for adding
the wing.
Workers are now ready to con-
struct the wing. Union General
Manager Franklin Kuenzel says
observers will soon be able to see
actual results of the construction
activity that started in September,
January Completion
Contracts with the construction
company call for the whole project
to be completed next December
but present estimates predict a
next January completion date.
Shortage of steel a short time
ago held up construction approxi-
mately four weeks. Kuenbel said a
run of good weather might allow
the company to make up the lost
Although the whole p r o j e c t
probably won't be completed until
early 1956, ground floor eating fa-
cilities may be ready for use some-
time next fall.
New Snack Bar
Including a beautiful new snack
room in the addition, ground floor
remodeling will modernize and en-
large present cafeterias and kitch-
en facilities,

Rise in Dorm
Rates To Pay
For New Unit
Paid for indirectly by a $38 in-
crease in quadrangle and dormi-
tory room and board rates, a new
dormitory for women will be con-
structed "sometime during the
next few years."
Service Enterprises Manager
Francis C. Shiel said recently that
plans for the dormitory still are
highly indefinite. A site has not
yet been chosen for the building,
which will probably house be-
tween 600 and 650 women. It will
be built near the central campus,
he commented.
According to Shiel, a building
committee has not yet been
Cost of the dormitory will prob-
ably be somewhere between $2,-
400,000 and $3,250,000.
Financing of the structure will
be through a speeded-up repay-
ment of the bonds presently cov-
ering the quadrangles. This will
be accomplished by the recent rate
Following that, the bonds can
be refunded and new financing
arranged for to provide funds
necessary to build the new dorm.
League Begins
Addition Plans
Plans for adding to the League
are still in embryonic form.
Edith Wheeler, League business
manager, refers to them as "in-
definite plans for expansion." She
said the "main concern now is to

Completion of the new Athleticv
Administration Bldg. is set for
June 1.
Being constructed at a cost of
approximately $365,000, the mod-'
ern athletic headquarters is part
of the $7 million expansion pro-
gram announced last year by Di--
rector of Athletics Herbert O
"Fritz" Crisler,
New Student
Center Slated
Student Activities Center con-
struction, at an estimated cost
of one million dollars, will start
late this summer.
The Center, to house offices,
workshop area and meeting rooms
for University student activities,
should be completed by Sept.
1956 according to present esti-
Clearance of the site, located at
the corner of Maynard and Jef-
ferson, will start right after school
is out in June. At present several
private homes occupy the area.
General preliminary plans for
the building have been completed
by the Student Activities Center
sub-committee set up two years
ago to guide progress of the build-
Plans call for a three-story
building with 50,000 square feet
of space.
Student Activities Center will be
financed entirely by a semesterly
student fee, estimated to be ap-
proximately five dollars.
Estimated million dollar cost
doesn't include cost of the site
or provisions for furnishing the
building. University Vice-Presi-
dent Wilbur K. Pierpont estimates
overall cost will reach nearly a
million and a half dollars.
Breakdown of space allocation
in the new buildinghas been di-
vided into three classes.
Class A construction including
permanent office space will in-
clude Student Government offices,
Assembly, Pan-Hellenic, Interfra-
ternity Council and Inter-House
Council offices.
An administrative office, a large
secretariat's office, conference
rooms, and a president's room will
be provided for student govern-
With approximately half the
space, the other organizations will
have similar facilities except for
the Administrative office.
Class B areas including work-
shop space will include room for

number of contributors rather
than on the amount given by
Response to the Fund, man-
aged by James K. Miller, has been
favorable. At this fiscal year's
halfway mark $84,000 had been
collected, marking a 50 per cent
increase over last, year's record.
Personal Solicitation
Personal solicitation is a recent
addition to Alumni Fund proced-
ures. Fund representatives all over
the country have begun a program
designed to reach every University
Although Michigan graduates
provide much of the needed sup-
port-financial and otherwise-for
the Development Council's ,pro-
gram, significant help has come
from other fields.
The Council has always recog-
nized industry's role in helping
education, and has welcomed gen-!
erous contributions from corpora-
tions and foundations-specified
for designated purposes or given
for use at the University's discre-

Students sometimes don't rea-
lize it, but they're the alumni of
the future--a devoted source of
future support for Development
Council and other University pro-
grams. Slim pocketbooks not-
withstanding, students get their
full percentage of Council atten-
tion. A program for strengthened
student relations has been one of
this year's major Council inter-
Gene Hartwig, '55 and Ruth
Rossner, '55 have represented stu-
dents this year on the Council's
Board of Directors. Their parti-
cular aim has been to increase
student awareness of the Coun-
cil's functions, partly through the
work of a newly-formed Student
Relations Committee.
Alan W. McCarthy, director of
the Council,,coordinates the work
of Council staffs, with University
President-Emeritus Alexander G.
Ruthven serving as consultant.
Local cooperation with MacCar-
thy is provided by Assistant Direc-
tor Thomas L. Dickinson and Ad-
ministrative Assistant William J.

When completed the functional
brick structure will house all of-
fices now located in the present
administrative 4uarters to the
Ticket offices and publicity de-
partment will occupy the two
wings, While coaches' offices will
be located on the second floor.
The new headquarters is on the
corner of State and Huron, with
its entrance centered diagonally
to the two streets.
Upon completion of the new
men's swimming pool, it will be
possible to go inside from the In-
tramural Bldg. to the Administra-
tion Bldg.
After officials move into the
new structure, physical education
offices will be transferred from
Waterman Gym to the old head-
quarters on State Street.

Development Council Plans
Fellowship Aid for Faculty
(Continued from Page 1) 1

--Daily-John Hirtzel
Including the present cafeteria, A new luxurious private dining
eating capacity for the Union room is also being added to the
ground floor will now be extended first floor.
to approximately 850 people. Lief says the dining room will
The snack bar will seat 400. be used for official University din-
Although work won't start until ners, and small important Univer-
after the present addition is com- sity banquets. It is something the
pleted Union officials are now Union has never had before.
planning for two additional floors Other Changes
on the new wing. Other changes and additions to
Originally only a sub-basement, the rejeuvenated Union will in-
ground floor, first and second floors clude a new second floor powder
were planned for the addition. The room for women, new food facili-
two additional floors will be exten- ties in all Union kitchens and din-

Last 10 Years Witness Rapid
Increase in Building Program

(Continued from Page

project. The first unit
building opened in 1948,
final bill for the building

of the
and the
was $2,-

roomed in the shadow of Univer-
sity Hospital with $2,800,000 of
state funds. It was opened for
business in 1953.
Old University Hall, South Wing
and Mason Hall all fell before
wrecking crews in the fall, 1950,
and on the same spot a new set
of buildings arose, including Ha-
ven Hall, Mason Hall, and the

Completed in spring of 1948, the
Chemistry building addition cost
the taxpayers about $2,878,000.
Original estimate was $1,250,000
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