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Seventy-Five Years of Editorial Freedom


Wit]iin the dozens of tile and
cement block rooms of the Mental
Health Research Institute are car-
ried on some of the most impor-
tant, research projects on mental
behavior in the country, covering
a spectrum from flatworms to in-
ternational wars.
"Multi-disciplinary is the word
to describe the work we do here,"
says Acting Director John R. Platt,
who is taking the place of Direc-
tor James G. Miller, presently on
sabbatical leave. "The diverse pro-
jects grouped under one roof are
directed at a future goal - the
basic research we do today will
benefit future generations with
improved mental hygiene and
treatment of mental disease."
Although there is a clinical di-
vision which co-operates with the






department of psychiatry of the
University Hospital in caring for
patients, MHRI's research is not
aimed directly at immediate, prac7
tic'al applications.
"Our main objectives are to bet-
ter understand the human mind
and how it works," says Platt.
MIERI was established about ten
years ago around a group of
scientists from the University of
Chicago interested in the behav-
ioral sciences. One of the immed-
iate purposes was the clarification
of establishment of concrete evi-
dence about how the mind oper-
ates, according to Platt.
Today, MHRI has a senior staff
of 47 researchers with PhD or MD
degrees and another 150 asso-
ciated persons, including part-time
student researchers.
While MHRI is a unit of the
University Hospital department of

psychology, its funds come largely
from outside sources. Appropria-
tions from the state Legislature
last year were $800,000. Support
in the form of grants for specific
projects provide a large portion of
MHRI's operating money, accord-
ing to Platt. Among the major
granting agencies, contributing a
total of $1.2 million last year, were
the Ngtional Health Agency and
the National Science Foundation.
A list of the specialists employed
by "MHRI covers a broad spectrum
of disciplines. Scientists specializ-
ing in sociology, psychiatry, poli-
tical science, psychology, biophy-
sics, psychopharmacology, bio-
chemistry, electronics, neurophy-
siology, and neuromorphology all
pool the knowledge and skills of
their disciplines. About a third to
a half of the MHRI professional
staff also have joint appointments

Spotlight on Research
with the University, teaching
graduate or undergraduate classes
in addition to their research, Platt
Besides the clinical division,
there is an interdisciplinary divi-
sion which is wdrkng towards a
"general systems theory" which
may provide the framework for a
unified scientific attack on be-
havioral problems.
The interdisciplinary sciences
co-ordinator, James Miller, is also
executive director of Inter-Uni-
versity Communications Council of
an organization called EDUCOM.
Presently, MHRI conducts re-
search in four distinct areas: the
biological sciences, the psycholog-

ical sciences, the societal sciences
and the systems sciences.
The biochemical and biological
research staff, under the direction
of Prof. Bernard Agranoff,, does
basic research into the structure
and function of the brain and
nervous system.
Much of 'the work is done with
animal subjects, filling in large
gaps in the data available on the
neural anatomy of lower forms of
life. Agranoff's experiments with
injections of a protein-formation
blocking drug onto the brains of
trained goldfish have indicated
that the consolidation of short-
term memory i n t o long-term
memory is linked to protein-
Prof. James McConnell's work
with flatworms has given him a
national reputation. Various in-
pection, dissection and regenera-

tion experiments have shown that
lea'ning in planarian flatworms
can be transferred by giving RNA
extracts from a trained worm to
an untrained one.
Prof. Monica Blumenthal's re-
cently concluded research into
phenylketonuria, an hereditary
mental-deficiency disease, seems
to have disproven for the first
time that the parents of a victim,
while carrying one gene for the.
disease, are not more prone to
suffer mental illness than normal
Prof. Irwin Pollack is the co-
ordinator for research projects in
the psychological sciences. Com-
munications by written and spok-
en words are problems in linguis-
tics studied by Prof. Robert Lind-
say, while Prof. Daniel Carson has
done research on the problems en-
countered by persons with speech

Prof. John Gyr's studies of pat-
tern perception are aimed at es-
tablishing computer models which
will have developmental pattern
perceptions similar to those form-
ed by the human eye and brain.
Platt has. done work on the phy-
sics of perception, particularly in
the colors of organic molecules
and the visual pigments of the
Research in the societal sciences
is co-ordinated by Prof. J. David
Singer. "The social aspects of
mental health are studied in con-
nection with the biological, be-
cause the human being does not
grow up in isolation," Platt ex-
plains. "The social influences
impinge on a child and shape his
aggression, his emotions, his ca-
pacity to co-operate with others.
See MHRI, Page 8

Fire Escape
Complaints Arise on
Poor Facilities; Exits
Present Obstacles
A recent fire in East Quad-
rangle has provoked comment
from both house mothers and
Resident Directors on fire safety
practices there.
When an alarm is turned on, an
East Quad housemother said, a
chime rings in each house mother's
apartment. The number of times
the chime rings indicates the lo-
cation of the fire.
All of the housemothers thent
go to the place the chimes indi-
'cate. If there is a fire the house
mother insertssa special key in
M the fire alarm which causes the
quad's alarm bells to go off.
However, the operation is not
complete at this point,. for some-
one must then call the fire de-
partment. Estimated time for this
operation is approximately five
The reason for these precau-
tionary delays is the prevention of
false alarms, according to Thomas
Donahue, resident director of Pres-
cott House.
Some noted that evacuation of
East Quad could present another
obstacle. Two north side exits are
locked at about 1 a.m., leaving one
exit for almost 600 people to use
at one time. If that doorway is
blocked by fire, they would have
to go through the. basement to
the south side of the quad in order
to leave. Ther is only one door
leading to the basement.
The fire alarm system in South
Quad is the same as East Quad's.
In West Quad, the situation is
different. When a fire is discov-
ered and an alarm lever is pulled,
the bells in the hallways ring. No
false alarms have been turned in
in West Quad this year, according
to Dave McKay, Resident Director
of Chicago House. In some parts
of West, fire drills are held and
the alarm system is inspected
regularly, according to McKay.
Complaints about other irreg-
uiarities and unsafe conditions are
not uncommon. When an alarm
is turned in in East Quad, thei
housemothers' must leave their
apartments empty. If another
alarm is then turned on in another
area, as was the case in last Sun-
day's fire, there is no way for
a warning to sound.


4 ui4e Arliigun f aily

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Late World News
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (A) - President
Hector Garcia-Godoy last night swore in new air force and army
chiefs of staff in a move to end the prolonged Dominican political-
military crisis.
The new appointees replace two top officers who had refused
to accept a presidential order transferring them abroad.
They were sworn in as new ministers of the air force and
army, positions specially created by the president in reaching the
compromise he hopes will finally settle the now 10-week-old crisis.
Protesting in sympathy with the current California grape-
pickers' strike continued last night as Voice political party,
UMSEU and SNCC picketed State Drug on State and Packard
because the drug store carries Shenley liquors. Shenley is one of
the laborers' major employers.
The picketing last night, as well as the picketing of Whitham
Drug Store on Forest and S. University Friday night is intended
as an "educational picket" to encourage buyers to boycott the
Shenley products, accordingrto a Voice spokesman. He explained
that the State Liquor Control Board would not permit removing
the products from the shelves.
The laborers are demanding higher wages and recognition of
their right to collective bargaining. The picketing will continue
until the strike is settled.
* * *
Ann Arbor Police yesterday responded to a complaint from
the Oxford Housing Units that Delta Keppa Epsilon fraternity
was playing recordings of Nazi concentration camp songs from a
window loudspeaker. Oxford residents also charged that a Nazi
swastika was being flown from the roof of the fraternity.
A spokesman for the fraternity admitted the charges were
true but added, "If a Jew was going to react that way, it's tough."
He said a number of Jewish members of the fraternity had no
complaints about the content of the recordings. He also denied
that any complaints had been received by the fraternity. A check
revealed that most of the complainants at Oxford were not Jewish.
A police spokesman said it was standard procedure to require
a second complaint before a violation of the city ordinance
against disturbing the peace could be issued against the fraternity.
Asked about the Nazi flags, he said "there are lots of Commie
flags around, too."
. Mark Lippincott, '67, president of the fraternity, condemned
the incident as the work of "less responsible elements of the
house who were in no way acting as agents or representatives
of the fraternity." He said disciplinary action would be taken
against the perpetrators of the incident.
The recently adopted platform of the Ann Arbor Democratic
party supports a program to build low cost housing units for the
growing student population of Ann Arbor. It states, "Recognizing
that the University has abdicated its responsibility to provide
housing for its growing student body, the Ann Arbor Democratic
Party urges that the University support a program to build in
numbers commensurate with its growing population moderate
and low rent units as required by married and graduate students."

-Daily-c Tnomas R. Copi
Winter Weekend came to a close last night with the announcement of the winners of the competitive categories. Shown above (left) is
Chase Manhattan (Piggy) Bank, the winning entry of Sigma Kappa-Kappa Sigma in the animiial race. The booth competition, Alpha,
Epsilon Pi-Phi Sigma Sigma, Kappa Sigma-Sigma Kappa, and Delta Upsilon-Gamma Phi Beta (shown above right) won first, second
and third places respectively. The egg toss contest was won by Delta Tau Delta-Kappa Alpha Theta while the winning entry in the ice
carving contest was entered by Tau Delta Phi-Sigma Delta Tau. Named as grand prize winner with the most overall points was Tau
Delta Phi-Sigma Delta Tau.
Cagers Boil1 Purdue Aai,155

Peace Corps
Chief Here
Vaughn To Deliver
First Major Address
As New Director
Jack Hood Vaughn, recently ap-
pointed director of the Peace'
Corps, will make his first major
address in this new capacity at
the University tomorrow.
Vaughn's appearance commem-
orates the fifth anniversary of the
founding of the Peace Corps,
which was created by Executive
Order by President Kennedy on
March 1, 1961.'Ann Arbor is gen-
erally regarded as the birthplace
of the Corps, as Kennedy first an-
nounced its idea herei n 1960 in
a speech given on the steps of the
Vaughn's appeaance atte Uni-
versity is expected to mark the
beginning of an increased recruit-
ing and publicity effort by the
corps. He will also speak later in
the day at Wayne 'State Univer-
There are current rumors that
the corps may be losing some of
its original momentum and that
it may have difficulty in filling
its 4000 man quota for this year.
According to one official, the ratio
between applicants and accepted,
corpsmen is about 7 to 1, and thus
the corps would need approximate-
ly 28,000 applications to both fill
its quota sand maintain its cur-
rent standards.
Larger draft calls and increas-,
ing reluctance of local boardsto
grant 2-A "national interest" de-
ferments is one of the chief
reasons for speculation that the
corps may not meet its quota.
Over the past five years there
have been. scattered cases, Peace
Corps officials say, where local'
boards drafted a person who had
been accepted for training as a
.Peace Corps volunteer. The num-
ber of cases has gone up in the
last six months, although the
problem has not yet become
A number of volunteers return-
ing from their two years' service
also have been drafted recently,
although many volunteers ap-
parently have gained the impres-
sion that they would be free to
continue their education or pursue
a career when they completed their
This potential reduction 'f avail-
able corpsmen is coming at the
same time that demand for them
is increasing. Virtually every
country in which there are pres-
:ently Peace Corps volunteers has
requested more, and the program
'is continually being expanded into
new countries.
The University has been one of
the corps' prime sources for vol-
unteers, ranking.fifth among the
nation's schools in the number of
corpsmen produced. 332 University
students have joined the crps;
165 are now serving overseas and
167 have successfully completed
two years of service.
Vaughn himself is a graduate of
the University, having received
both his B.A. and a masters de-
gree in French here. He is sched-
uled to receive an Outstanding
Achievement Award from the Re-
gents which cites him for "bring-
ing to his office the spirit of
humane sympathy in which the

By RICK STERN surge reached its glorious apex,,.
Special To The Daily having gained velocity with every'
piece of paper that the Boiler-d
WEST LAFAYETTE - Michi- maker fans tossed onto the court.a
gan's cagey Wolverines waited for But there's no sense in buildingI
Purdue to build up the momen- a bandwagon if its going to runo
tum, then calmly took it away over you at the bottom of the hill,.
from them here yesterday.Cs
The Michiganders saw a 14- Circle the Wagons , .he
point lead clawed to three by the Being mostly engineers, the
surging Boilermakers, but then Boilermakers should have known
turned the iomentum seconds la- this. They didn't though. Michi-u
Iundtenoenu eod a gan called a time out, regrouped k
ter for an eventual 105-85 triumph gan fcal ed a ttirg s
their forces, changed a few thingsC
The win, the ninth in 11 ef- here and there, and jumped ont
forts for the Wolverines, enabled the wagon-which had room fort
them to maintain a one game only one team.t
lead over Michigan State in the Ten straight points was the im-
tight race for Big Ten supremacy mediate result, including four free
and national honors.ethrows and jump shots by Rus-
Down with Precedent sell, Clawson and Jim Myers. Andj
Michigan made 42 of 70 shots' the Wolverines had just begun.t
for 60 per cent, the highest shoot- For two minutes they toyed witht
ing mark ever netted by a Pur- the gas pedal, then decided tot
due opponent. In the first half,
the Wolverines hit a precedent-,
breaking 24 of, 36, all but three '
of the goals coming from the out- C on Sid(
Dave Schellhase, curly-haired.
Boilermaker he-man, led all scor-
ers with 37 points but needed 30 I o istr
shots to do it. Cazzie Russell cash-
ed in for 33 tallies but needed
only 17 shots. John Clawson fol-
lowed closely in the scoring with By SUSAN ELAN
30. The University is presently con-a
Leading 50-40 at the half, the sidering the Student Housing Ad-t
Wolverines came out fired-up, put visory Committee's proposal to usef
a zone and a press on Purdue, and the 221 D3 section of the Federal!
quickly built the gap up to 57- Housing Act to construct married'
t d3 etnd hnn p nn N nth Canmnx s

really burn some rubber.
The score was 84-73, with Pur-
due just hanging on a bumper,
and 4:38 showing' on the clock.
In the next minute and 20 sec-
onds the Wolverines made 11
straight points and the Boilermak-
ers' only shots were Ebershoff's
non-reinforcing distance tosses.
The Wolverines then got a lay-
up and a basket from Dennis Ban-
key, two free throws from John
Clawson, and two free throws plus
two baskets from Russell. His two;
baskets made the high point of
the action-ten seconds, two steals1
... two stuffs.
Holy Luck-Shots
The remainder of the game was
just fun, as Marc Delzer will en- I

buzzer to top off the final 20
point margin.
Purdue Coach George King ex-
plained why his team faltered in
the stretch. "I think if we could
have just gotten up even with
them . . . we could have stayed
there. Bpt we started taking some
bad shots and had togamble on
fouling. And you won't beat 60
per cent very often anyway."
Said Dave Strack, 200 yards
away, "Purdue played much
stronger today than last week. But
I certainly wouldn't say we played
worse. We fought as well as we
have all season and hustled real
! Asked if there had been any
major strategv changes made dur-

See FIRE, Page 8

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thusiastically attest. Delzer, known ing the crucial second-half time
to his teammates as "Boy Won-
der," swished a 25-footer at the See 'M', Page 6
_ring Federal Loan
ict Student HOusin

While a private investor might housing has been financed through
charge $130 for a one bedroom' this act.
apartment, the University would The Student Housing Advisory
be able to charge as little as $100 Committee, set up this fall to give
for a comparable apartment, ac- the students a say in the type of
cording to Student Housing Ad- housing the University constructs,
visory Committee member John has as its goal expanded low-rent
Bishop, Grad. He feels that little University housing. The commit-
money would be required from theĀ° tee, made up of nine students and
University and that the project four administrators, will begin
would be self liquidating, work on housing for unmarried
students in a few weeks. This
The Student Housing Advisory housing will probably be high rise

Up ... And In?
But Purdue's seven - footer,
George Grams, inspired his coach,
the crowd, and the team by mesh-
ing his shot with the rim twice

s uaent nousng on .ioru l~pub .F
The proposed project, called ther
Northwood 4 Project, would offer:
housing to married students and
faculty in cooperative units.

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