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MODERN LIVING--Sliding glass walls provide access to a sheltered patio at the new Alpha Chi
Omega sorority house on Washtenaw. Living, dining and recreation rooms may be combined with
the outdoor area for special events. The patio was designed to save a large tree in the center of the
property, which was formerly the site of the Alice Lloyd home. At present the living-dining areas of
the new house are unfinished.
New Sorority House To 0
By PAT GOLDEN
The new Alpha Chi Omega
Sorority house at 1735 Washtenaw
will be ready for occupancy this
term, but barely.
The 67 girls who will live in
the house will not be able to move
in until Sunday, Sept. 18. By then
bedrooms and plumbing facilities
will be completed.
Living and cooking areas of the
house may not be ready for some
time, however. According to Mrs.
Marie Netting, housemother, ar-
rangements may be made for the
girls to board at other sorority
houses if the kitchen is not finish-
ed immediately. "I hope this situa-
tion doesn't last very long, be-
cause it will cost the sorority
much more to board the girls out
than to feed them at the house,"
The main portion of the $365,-
000 house is the three story struc-
ture in the rear which contains
the bedrooms, kitchen, dining
room and recreation room.
A wide hallway connects this
area with the one story li t ig
room and music room. A sheltered
patio formed by the angles of
the two main areas may be reach-
ed from either wing by sliding
glass doors. The whole living area
of living room, patio, dining room
and recreation room can thus be
made one huge room.
Landscaping for the house has
been donated by parents. Fathers
of the girls spent a Sunday pre-
paring the lawn for seeding. They
will meet again this fall tb put in
The exterior of the house is
beige brick, accented by a tur-
quoise door and, black wrought
iron Greek letters.
Both the living room and rec-
reation room have fireplaces. A
snack bar is included in the rec-
reation room, but money for fur-
niture is not yet available. The
sorority's Mothers Club hopes to
raise money for that purpose this
"Most of the Chinese and Japan-
ese languages are being taken by
undergraduate as well as ;radu-
ate students so that they gain
language competence at earlier
stages than ever before," Prof.
Joseph K. Yamagiwa of the Far,
Eastern studies and language de-
"The National Defense Educa-
tion Act provides some dozen stu-
dent fellows in Japanese and Chi-
nese. And the United States OfficeI
of Education has provided a
matching fund which supports the
expansion in our teaching staff."
The Department of Far Eastern
Studies has hired two new profes-
sors of Japanese. Prof. Hiroshi
Tsukishima from Tokyo University
and Prof. Keiji Inaga from Hiro-
shima University will be teaching
Members on Leave
"Three members of the staff on
the Chinese side are on leave so we
have sought replacements," Prof.
Yamagiwa said. "Two new ap-
pointments to the staff are Miss
Li-Chi from the University of
California and Miss Helen W. Kao
who has been an assistant editor
of our Middle English Dictionary
for some time."
The U. S. Office of Education
has also provided a research grant
to the department. "It will permit
us to undertake two projects,"
Yamagiwa continued. "The first
is the preparation of advanced
reading material on Japanese his-
tory, political science, literature,
language, and anthropology.
"The second is the preparation
of an area manual on Japan. It
will be a text book with possibly
eleven sections on different seg-
ments of Japanese culture." This
manual will be produced by Prof.
Richard K. 1eardsley of the an-
thropology department and Prof.
John W. Hall from the history
Near Eastern Studies
There have been several changes
in the Near Eastern department
as well. Prof. George G. Cameron
said, "One thing which is worth
mentioning is the extraordinary
attendance this summer. There
were 91 students intensively study-
ing Arabic, Persian and Turkish,
and in courses requiring 25 hours
a week of classes."
A group of eight went to Moscow
this summer to take part in the
International Congress of Orien-
talists which was held from the
seventh through the seventeenth
of August. "Head of the delegation
was Regent Eugene Power. One of
his objectives was to secure micro-
Ilms of books and articles which
are unobtainable in the United
States for a language and history
The department staff will be
short two men this year. Oleg Gra-
bar, who was professor of Art His-
tory, will be director of Jerusalem
School. Associate Professor An-
drew Ehrenkreutz will study
abroad under an American Coun-
sel of Learned Societies Fellowship.
However, two new members have
been added to the staff and two
men who have been abroad have
returned to the University. Prof.
Robert Landen will teach modern
Near Eastern history. In charge of
library materials will be Prof. Ee-
ozer Birnbaum. He has come from
Durham University in England.
Prof. Herbert H. Paper has just
returned from England where he
has been studying under a ul-
bright Scholarship at Cambridge.
He will be a key figure in an ex-
tensive research program which
will study languages of the Near
and Middle East.
Nearly a quarter of a million
dollars have been supplied for the
Oirogram under the two-year Na-
tiomal Defense Education Act con-
Under the direction of Prof.
Cameron the researchers will work
to develop instructional materials
for training Americans in langu-
ages of the Near East.
They will concentrate on four
languages; Arabic, Persian. Kur-
dish, a language spoken in South-
em Asia and Turkey, Northern
Iran and Iraq, and Pashto, which
is spoken in Afghanistan and Pak-
Work on Proga
Working on the program with
Cameron and Paper will be Prof.
Herbert Penzl of the German de-
partment and Prof. 0. L. Chavar-
ria-Aguilar. They are the only
known pair of Americans to ever
undertake serious linguistic work
A fifth man, Prof. Ernest N. Mc-
Carus is also returning to take
part in the research program. For
the past two years he has served
as director of the Foreign Service
Institute's Language School in Bei-
Applications for Fulbright schol-
arships for graduate study or re-
search will be accepted until Nov.
1. the Institute of International
Education has announced.
Approximately 800 scholarships
are available for studyeIn30 coun-
tries. The grants include tuition,
maintenance and round-trip trav-
E Inter-American Cultural Con-
vention awards for study in 17
Latin American countries have the
same filing deadline. They cover
transportation, tuition and par-
tial maintenance costs. Both stu-
dent programs are administered
by the Institute of International
Education for the Statp Depar-
Applicants for both awards
must be U.S. citizens at the thme
of application, must have a bach-
elor's degree or the equivalent by
1961, and must have a knowledge
of the language of the host coun-
try. A demonstrated capacity for
independent study and a good
academic record are also expected.
They will submit a plan of pro-
posed study that can be carried
out profitably within the year
abroad. Successful candidates are
required to affiliate with approved
institutions of higher learning
Prefe ence is given to applicants
under 35 years of age who have
not previously lived or studied
than a pack
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WHERE'S MY BED?--Betsy Conn, '63, sits on the floor of her
empty room in the new sorority house., She and her sisters will
not be able to move in until Sunday. Betsy fMund one consolation
in seeing the room without-any furniture: it will probably never
be that clean again.
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