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DUCATOR TAKES STAND:
Afghanistan Remains Politically Neutral,
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By JEAN HARTWIG
By J NAfghanistan does not intend to
Afghanistan can maintain its ally itself with any political en-
neutrality in the face of the City. either Russia or the free
struggle between Russia and the WPrld he said.
West because "the people them- Asked if the country's constitu-
tional monarchy type of govern-
selves like their guns as well a ment was in danger of turning
their children," Mohammed As- Communistic, he explained that
ghar, president of the University Afghanistan is "determined to
of Kabul said in an interview maintain a system of government
yesterday. which is good for the people-de-
President Asghar, who is touring rived from tradition and ideology."
American colleges and universities "We need and want help from
of the middle and far west, ex- other countries when it doesn't
plained the people of Afghanistan have any political strings at-
are a freedom-loving people who tached," he continued, referring to
have never depended on an organ- his homeland's policy on economic
ized army for protection. assistance from the United States
By simply "having nothing and Russia.
worthwhile" to offer an aggressor, Construct Dams
the 12 million people of Afghani- In 1946 a million additional
stan have been able to maintain acres of wasteland were made cul-
holitical neutrality, even though tivatable in the nation, which is
the country is surrounded by Iran, approximately the size of Texas.
Pakistan and Russia. Two large dams were constructed
Largely an agricultural country, i by American companies working
Hatchers Hold Open House
for the Afghanistan government
in an effort to settle nomadic
Several hydro-electric plants
have also been built by the govern-
ment to boost the national econ-
omy, according to President As-
Special educational programs
have also been instituted in the
and to teach them modern meth-
ods of agriculture. Due to a short-
age of teachers, adult and ele-!
mentary education has suffered in
the village schools, which are
"quite similar to your one-room
rural schools," acording to the
Pay No Fee MACKINAC BRIDGE-West Qi
President Asghar explained that model of the center span of the b
the 1300 students, of which 120 City to St. Ignace. A conveyor he
are women, at Kabul University two of the bridge's four lanes. Th
arc not required to pay any fee for and one-half feet long.
"We even pay them a certain
amuteach month for pocket
amoun AWeQt Quad
money, buy their lunch, pay their
room and board and give them
the prceofa "coacm kistonac B j
Asked if the prospective student
is required to pass any rigid ex-B
aminations before he can enroll By BRLGE CLE
in the school, he said that a high As another in a series of ex-
school diploma is sufficient, al- hibits sponsored by the Strauss
though tests are given to those Library of West Quadrangle, a
students who wish to study in model of the center span on the
other counries. Mackinac Bridge is currently in
More Specialized the main lobby of the quadrangle.
President Asghar, who is in the The model, built by a Chicago
United States for new ideas for investment firm who financed the
improvements for the University real bridge, was made for the for-
of Kabul, explained that the Af- mal dedication ceremonies which
ghanistan school is more special- took place in June of 1958, Joseph
ized than American colleges. It Jensen, '60, a member of the
offers courses in science, medicine, Strauss Library, said,
letters, agriculture, engineering, Strauss Library solicited the
economics, law, political science mode in connection with an ex-
and education. hibit on the bridge.
Women were permitted to attend Measures Four Feet High
the university for the first time The model is 10 and one-half
only a few years ago and still feet long and two and one-half
attend classes separate from male feet wide. Its height measures
students, according to the edu- four feet.
aCommenting on the future of Mackinac Bridge itself is the
wommen in his country, he hesi- longest bridge in the world from
tated, then said the world is anchorage to anchorage, Jensen
changing, so who can ever predict said. It is 26,444 feet long using
what will happen? 41,000 miles of cable wire weigh-
ing a total of 12,500 tons. The cen-
ter span is 3,800 feet long.
SGC President Jensen said, though, the center
SGIC span of the Mackinac Bridge is
rj l 400 feet shorter than the Golden
To Give a Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
Opened in 1957
"The Mind of the Russian Stu- Construction on the bridge was
dent" will be the topic of a speech begun in 1954 and completed in
1957. On Nov. 1, 1957, the four-
to be given by Student Govern- lane toll bridge was opened for
ment Council President Maynard traffic.
Goldman, '59, at 4:15 p.m. today It cost about 100 million dollars
in the Lane Hall Library. and five lives were lost during the
The speech will be given at the building of the bridge, Jensen
commee-discussion hour of the
Office of Religious Affairs. !Navea " ID' of FUNI
Mr. Goldman spent six weeks rfIIT
i4 Russia during the past summer h Tiavel wit/i I A
as a participant in the firstnb ble LwCost
United States-U.S.S.R. student ex-
(. 60 ; . fro* $645
N43-65ars fom $998
MIi IMany tours incude
S4 1 colege crdt.
Congregational and Disciples Guild, Also low-cost trips to Mexico
luncheon discussion, Nov. 7, 12 noon, $169 up South America $699 p
Guild House. Hawoi Study Tour $549 up and
* * Around the World $1798 up
HATCHER TEA-John Jacobowitz, Terre Finklor and Louis Falik
were chatting yesterday with Mrs., Harlan Hatcher at the second
open-house of the semester held at the home of University
President Hatcher and Mrs. Hatcher. The Union and the League
help plan these events.
Researchers, Scientists Stud
Effects on Lumbago Victims
Osteoarthritis, a disease which
origirfated about 200,000,000 years
ago, has recently become 'a topic
of study for University research-
ers and scientists.
The disease, otherwise knownj
as chronic rheumatism or lum-
bago, leaves an indelible trade-
mark on the skeletons of men aid
animals who have been its vic-]
tims, Dr. Charles W. Denko, one
of the researchers at the Univer-
sity Medical Center, said,
Osteoarthritis, present in pre-
historic dinosaurs of 200,000,000
years ago, is especially prevalent
today in dachshunds, Denko add-
It was first noted as an annoy-
ance to humans about 500,000
years ago, but has also been found
in Egyptian mummies and in theE
remains of pre-historic American
Osteoarthritis is not a serious
disease, but it is an annoying one.
It takes the form of a hard
overgrowth of cartilage and bone
at the knee, hip or spine joints,
but, except for those cases where
it attacks the hip joints, little
crippling or incapacity and func-
tioning of the joints results from
The disease is distinguished by
pain and aching which begin with
motion and which can be relieved
The scientists are concentrating
their investigations on variations
in the blood supply to the joints
and the effects that age, weight
and weather have on victims.
Stale S/reef oni the Campus
SERVING BETTER DINNERS FOR LESS
Dinner Hours: 5-7 P.M.
Openi 'Monday through Saturday 7 A.M.-7 P.M.
Congregational and Disciples Guild,
folk dancing at Methodist Church with
Wesley Foundation, Nov. 7, 7:45 p.m.
Meet at Guild House.
Fortnite Committee, all scripts for
skits are due by Fri., Nov. 7, 5 p.m.
Use marked box in Undergraduate Of-
fice at- League.
Graduate Outing Club, Hiking, Nov.
9, 2 p.m. Meet in back of Rackham
Bldg. (N.W. entrance).
* * *
Newman Club, movie -- "All the
King's Men" and Magoo cartoon, Nov.
7, 8:30 p.m., 331 Thompson St.
s * *
Newman Club, Dunker's Hour, Nov.
8, after game, 331 Thompson St.
Obtain tickets at
Sat., Nov. 8-8 P.M.
Ann Arbor High School
(TICKETS AT DOOR)