70 THE MICHIGAN DAILY
TOUR UNITED STATES:
Filipinos Compare Student Activities
ELI Testing Program
By ISAAC ADALEMO
Four Philippine student leaders,
now visiting the campus, have
come to the United States under
the State Department Educational
Travel and Cultural Exchange
Program to meet leaders of na-
tional student organizations as
well as students in their particu-
lar fields of stud.y
They plan to learn as much as
possible about student government
activities here, and to compare
philosophies of education and
The group consists of Evergisto
Macatulad, President, National
Union of Students of the Philip-
pines; Jamileo T. Nibungco, Cul-
ture editor, Far Eastern Univer-
sity's Advocate (the student)
newspaper); Nicolas Vergara, Uni-
versity of San Carlos, College of
Engineering representative to Su-
preme Student Council; and
Douglas Gabiana, editor, The
Technician, Cebu Institute of
Technology student publication.
All of them are members of oth-
er important student and national
organizations. Their visit to the
campus is being handled by the
The National Student Union in
the Philippines is composed of 37
universities. Each college must of-
fer at least two first degree courses
and have a student government
council to qualify for membership,
Macatulad said. The National Stu-
dent Union does not take active
part in the politics of the country.
"We take part in politics only
as mucd. as legislation affects stu-
dent interests, he added. In other
matters we merely voice our opin-
ions without following them with
demonstrations or picketing. Even
our protests on purely educational
matters do not usually come
He gave as an example of the.
impotency of students' protests in
the Philippines, 'The Spanish Law
protest'. In this case there was a
bill in Parliament seeking to in-
crease the number of credits re-
quired in Spanish for graduation.
Hatehers To Hold
Tea For Students
President and Mrs. H a r I a n
Hatcher are receiving members of
the student body at a tea from 4
p.m. to 6 p.m. this afternoon.
STUDENT LEADERS-Jamileo T. Nibungco (left) and Douglas
Gabiana (right) have come to the United States to learn about
student government and compare philosophies of education.
The students protested vigorously;
notwithstanding, the bill passed
Another reason why student
protests and demonstrations are
very few in the Philippines is that
the Administration is generally
annoyed at demonstrations and
rallies tending on violence, and
the public usually does not sup-
port student risings, Macatulad
University, campuses in the
Philippines are suspected as fer-
tile places for Communist infiltra-
tion, a member of the group com-
mented. "Most of the Student Un-
ion's meetings and activities are
,closely watched by security offi-
cers. The Student Organization of
the State University in Manila,
which was very opposed to actions
of the Administration of the Uni-
versity, was suspected of leftist
inclinations and was abolished.
At the Far Eastern University,
six students ,who were caught cir-
culating manifestoes suspected to
be Communist inspired, were ex-
pelled from the University. These
are examples of how strict the
government is in checking Com-
"I believe we need this strict
safeguard against Communism es-
pecially when we are so near it"
the NUS president said. The Phil-
ippines has an Anti-Communist
law and a Committee on Anti-
Shows at 7 and 9 p.m.
-N. Y. times
Philippino Activity which operates
like the House Committee on Un-
American Activities in the United
States, he added.
"Outside of politics the student
unions serves as a co-ordinating
body for all student activities." Ni-
The non-political program of
the student union of the Philip-
pines is not unlike the SGC and
Michigan Union programs. It in-
'cludes a Book Exchange Program
in Manila; an arrangement with
the businessmen in Manila to give
a ten per cent discount on all
goods for students who present
the Union discount card; a Travel
Bureau which helps students get
lowest rates in Air and Ocean
travels and publishes travel guides
for students coming into Manila
for the first time.
The National Union of students
has also established a junior
branch-the National Union of
High School Students. The pur-
pose for doing this is to get high
school students acquainted with
the problems of student organiza-
tions before entering college.
"We intend through this junior'
branch to strengthen the students
union by an assured steady flow
of student union enthusiasts from
our high schools," Macatulad con-
The group has already visited
several campus locations of inter-
est to them. They visited among
other places, the Student Publica-
tions Building and will be attend-
ing the SGC meeting this evening.
They will leave Ann Arbor Thurs-
day to continue their five-week
tour of the United States.
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the
second in a two part series about
the English Language Institute.)
By BARBARA PASH
"As far as I know, there are
only two programs for testing
overseas which use standardized
tests," John Upshur, research as-
sociate in charge of testing and
certification at the English Lan-
guage Institute, noted recently.
The program employed by the
American government is that of
the Agency for International De-
velopment. The other is the insti-
tute's examination, which is used
by 135 American and Canadian
universities and colleges.
The purpose of the program is
to test the level of English lan-
guage proficiency of foreign stu-
dents applying for admission to
Word of Mouth
ELI's testing abroad program
was instituted in 1958. It was so
effective that it "spread by word of
mouth to other schools. We don't
publicize our program. If another
school is interested in using it, we
will send them information," he
The general plan is that the uni-
versities pay a $3 charge for each
score reported by the institute.
However, there are several plans
depending on the volume of test-
ing expected, Upshur continued.
"The universities write to ELI
before the foreign student's papers
are all processed. The student is
notified that before he is accepted,
he must pass an English test
which is given by the University's
Institute," he explained.
The foreign student then con-
tacts ELI and the time and place
of the examination are arranged.
The institute has 270-280 exam-
iners abroad. "We don't want to
make the student travel too far to
take the test, so we get the near-
est examiner and then authorize
him to give the test," Upshur com-
To be an examiner, a person
must have certain qualifications.
English must be his native tongue.
The institute tries to get academic
personnel in local universities
abroad, he explained.
The institute usually gets to
know the examiners well through
constant correspondence and from
references. Most of them don't
have connections with the Univer-
sity, he noted.
They are paid on a piece-worlk
basis. The student pays for the
test when he takes it and the ex-
aminer's fee is taken care of
There are two parts to the ex-
amination, a personal interview
and a written section. The foreign
student writes a composition which
is assigned by ELI. This is re-
turned to the institute for scoring.
ELI pays the postage.
"The institute has to authorize
every test which is given. They are
returned to us for grading because
we wouldn't have the continuity if
each test wasnscored by the stu-
dent's examiner," Upshur ex-
The results of the personal in-
terview areleft to the decision of
the examiner. The scores are then
sent to the University. Whether
the university accepts or rejects
the foreign student after this, is
not the concern of the institute.
Validation of the test is accom-
plished by comparing the perform-
ance of foreign students in Amer-
ican universities with native stu-
dents in those same universities.
"We feel the foreign student
abroad should do as well as for-
eign students already enrolled in
American universities," Upshur
The Association of Producing
Artists, the University's new resi-
dence theatre company, this week
received the 1961-.62 Vernon Rice
Award presented by the New York
Drama Desk Reviewers.
The award, made annually in
memory of Rice who was former
Drama Editor of the New York
Post, lauded the APA for "out-
standing achievement in the the-
The APA is scheduled for sum-
mer engagements at the Bucks
County (Pa.) Playhouse and the
Easthampton (Mass.) Summer
Festival. The Company will arrive
in Ann Arbor September 2 to be-
gin rehearsals for the Fall Drama
Season October 3-November 4.
Rosemary Harris, the leading
lady of the resident company, has
signed to star opposite actor Sir
Lawrence Olivier this summer. at
the Chichester Festival in Eng-
Miss Harris currently+ is playing
a New York engagement with the
APA in "School for Scandal,"
"Seagull" and "The Tavern."
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By GERALD STORCH
A seminar session of the Alum-
ni Conference Program, sponsor-
ed by the business school Satur-
day, focused on the background,
pitfalls and maneuvers involved
when two companies merge.
The-panel comprised three rank-
ing executives in private industry:
E. E. Conlin, S. E. MacArthur, and
J. J. Schofield.
Discussing the preliminary ne-
gotiation for merger, Schofield
pointed out that "sometimes you
can take two losers and by put-
ting them together intelligently"
form a prosperous company, as
resources are consolidated and
overhead nearly halved.
Acquisition of another firm can
be also valuable as a larger num-
ber of products are marketed
through the same distribution
Conlin, speaking on how to
evaluate the proposed acquisition,
said the new company must have
an intrinsic economic value, and
should not merely represent a "tax
Factors that must be taken in-
to account in assessing the addi-
tional value from the acquisition
include the youth and competence
of its management, its labor sit-
uation and its marketing reputa-
The merger's intrinsic value de-
pends upon its earnings potential,
sales trends, and whether the
product line is compatible with the
Then MacArthur delved into
what happens just after the acqui-
sition is made.
Primary problem in this aspect
include personnel integration, re-
shuffling of accounting and mak-
ing sure the new firm "benefits by
association with its parent."
The Young Republican club has
appealed to the state Fair Cam-
paign Practices Commission to in-
vestigate charges of a reported
takeover of the Wayne. County
Passing unanimously on the res-
olution, the YR's called for inves-
tigation of."factions working as a
detriment" to party efforts. The
motion charged that "secret
groups such as the John Birch So-
ciet operate as a detriment to the
Republican Party" and asked that
all Republican candidates "repu-
diate" the Birch organization
Jakobson To Talk
On Slavic Poetry
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vard University will discuss "Early
Medieval Slavic Poetry and Its
Further Implications" at 4:10 p.m.
today in the East Lecture Room of
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