THE MICHIGAN DAILY
12, 1961 THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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Walter Welcomes Dignitaries
By MICHAEL JULIAR 2 AU Wf
College Conference Views
Foreign Student Problems
When Erich Walter, secretary of
the University and assistant to
the President, hears the rumor
that the Official University Greet-
er's "outstanding requisite is to
wear a pearl-grey homburg and
not look silly," he bursts into
Walter's ebullient reaction could
be expected, for he is the Univer-
sity's greeter-though not its
"Official Greeter." There isn't any
such position at the University.
But when the occasion calls for
it, Walter puts on his "pearl-grey
homburg," which is really a well-
worn, pliable fedora. He calls it
"I've had this hat for many
years and I still use it occasion-
ally." And he deftly demonstrates
its malleability by folding and
crunching it into a myriad of
shapes. Then, Just as deftly, he
pops it back into shape. And an-
other bellow of laughter bursts
But there is much more prepar-
ation to greeting a visitor than
pulling a hat out of storage, es-
pecially if a distinguished person-
age is coming to the campus.
Works with Washington
Usually, Walter works with the
Office of -Protocol in Washing-
If the visitor is a foreign digni-
tary, such as the Emperor of
Ethiopia who visited the Univer-
sity a. few Years ago, a security
guard may be required and many
details of protocol must be ar-
ranged, he explained..
A security force from Washing-
ton will comb the route to be tak-
en by the dignitary from the air-
port to the campus and take any
precautionary measures it thinks
necessary to safeguard the guest.
Acts To Abolish
versity's admissions pledge was
abolished this week by unani-
mous vote of the Council on Un-
dergraduate Life (CUL).
CUL, the faculty-administra-
tion group that has Jurisdiction
over all undergraduate extracurri-
cular activities, took action after
the Northwestern Student Senate
passed a resolution urging aboli-
tion of the pledge.
The senate voted 18-6 last
spring for abolition of the good
conduct pledge which each stu-
dent entering the university was
required to sign.
It read: "I pledge on my honor
to conduct myself in a manner
becoming a mature citizen of the
Northwestern University commu-
nity; to refrain from all forms
of hazing, rowdyism, mass dem-
onstrations, and all informal fra-.
ternity. initiations involving phy-
' sical violence, including interfer-
ence with the liberty and comfort
of others, whether with or_.with-
out their consent; and from en-
couraging or abetting others in
Abolition of the pledge was
sought ' by student and faculty
t- groups since last spring. The
Northwestern chapter of the
American Association of Univer-
sity Professors voted May 23 to
urge an end to the pledge.
Among the, reasons given for
1) It was too vague-the clause
requiring a student to behave as
"a mature citizen of the North-
western University community"
could conceivably be used as a
blank check in disciplinary ac-
2) Everything in the pledge is
already covered by rules in the
3) The original intent of the
pledge-which grew out of an in-
cident in the .1920's in which a
student was killed-had been lost.
Dean of Students James C. Mc-
Leod,- CUL chairman, suggested
that a committee of CUL and rep-
resentatives of the students be
set up to 'consider what, if any-
thing, should' take the pledge's
The Michigan Conference on
Foreign Students yesterday cast a
long look on problems facing its
More than 40 representatives
from Michigan colleges dealing
with foreign students participated'
in presenting five topical view-
points analyzing the practical re-
lationships between foreign stu-
dents and universities.
The group first viewed problems
involved in -counseling personal
problems of students from differ-
ent nations. Virgil W. Lougheed, a
counselor at Wayne State Uni-
versity, presented four vignettes
based on actual counseling situa-
Where the Buck Ends
In studying these cases, which
dealt with constantly-arising prob-
lems involving economic matters,
American customs and personal
relations, the group came up with
differing solutions but agreed
with Lougheed that "the buck
ends" with the counselor.
Technical problems involved in
immigration laws were next pre-
sented, with A. J. Salturelli of the
Detroit Immigration and Natural-
ization Service leading the discus-
The major development of this
talk was contrary to the hopes of
International C e n t e r director
James M. Davis, who designed the
Fulbright-Hays bill. Salturelli
said that the immigration service
did not interpret this recently-
passed legislation liberalizing im-
migration statutes as allowing
wives of foreign students to work.
Difficulties in teaching English
as a foreign language was aired
with Prof. Albert H. Marckwardt,
acting director of the English
Language Institute, guiding the
One official from Michigan
State University commented that
foreign students were reluctant to
take a large amount of English,
as they have too 'little time. An-
other representative, from a Cath-
olic college in Detroit, said that
students from the Dominican Re-
public were falsifying their en-
try cards in order to escape the
Mrs. Pauline Goodale and Wil-
liam Goodale, of the admissions
office here, explained in the sec-
ond group the procedures followed
in admitting foreign students.
Particular involvements cited
included the x/2 oz. economic limit
on mail abroad, the English lan-
guage requirement and the stat-
us of Canadian students.
In the third session, the com-
munity relationships of foreign
students and local families were
Most representatives ,found the
programs in their home town were
similar in structure, but different
in extent, with the host family
invitations in Ann Arbor.
"Despite the tendency of gradu-
ate students to withdraw from
University activities, we have man-
aged to build up a club spirit
comparable to any football spirit,"
David Williams, Grad, president
of the Graduate Outing Club, said.
The outing club, whose member-
ship includes graduates and in-
terested undergraduates, spon-
sors one activity a week and par-
ticularly favors hiking. Bicycling,
singing, picnicking, swimming,
camping, canoeing, skiing and to-
bogganing are scheduled at vari-
ous times through the year.
Originally founded in 1932, the
club was revived in 1955. It pre-
sently has a membership of ap-
UNOFFICIAL GREETER-Erich Walter, secretary of the Uni-
versity and greeter of University guests, smiles at the thought
that all he needs for his job is a pearl-gray homberg.
Such a procedure was followed
when then-Sen. John F. Kennedy
was campaigning for the Presi-
dency and spoke to a crowd of
University students, on the Union
steps last year, Walter said.
But the lesser the importance
of the visitor, the fewer the num-
ber of details to take care of and
the protocol to follow.
Walter declares that all isn't
tried and true procedure.
"I remember one afternoon when
a distinguished guest arrived on'
campus. The state police escorted
him from the airport with all the
pomp and ceremony accorded to'
such a visitor.
"His car stopped in front of the
Administration Bldg. and I led
him to the elevator that would
take him up to the Regents' Con-
ference Room. As you know, the
elevators in the Administration
Bldg. are push-button operated,"
A smile grows on his face.
"The contingent stepped on and
instead of going up to the
conference room . . . we went
down to the basement."
And the smile on his face
breaks into gales of laughter.
"The carefully arranged proced-
ure had been disrupted by an em-
ployee in the basement going out
for a cup of coffee."
To Hold Show
A Rackham Grant exhibition of
work by three University artrfac-
ulty members will be shown Nov.
15 through Dec. 10 in the Museum
of Art galleries in Memorial Hall.
Included will be 30 paintings by
Prof. Chet LaMore, of the archi-
tecture and design school; 12 to
25 sculptures by Prof. Thomas F.
McClure of the architecture and
design school; and 30 paintings
by Prof. Richard Wilt, of the ar-
chitecture and design school.
The exhibition is sponsored
jointly by the graduate school and
the architecture and design col-
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