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ns Aid
today, especially with our govern-
ment's new policy of stressing thej
importance of these Central and1
South American countries," Prof.
Kerr continued.
Cultural Contrasts
"El Salvador, with its famous '14
ruling families' is an odd contrast
of Medieval Ages with the 20th
Century. Their system is feudalist-
ic still.
"Two per cent of the population]
own 95 per cent of the country's
wealth. I don't know how low their
standard of living is but I know
that 'their population density is
one of the highest in the hemi-
"In Nicaragua, the local AID
commission contacted us saying
that the country had questions on
a cobalt 60 gamma ray therapy
unit for cancer. It was to be plac-
ed in a hospital still under con-;
struction. Nicaragua had questions
on the arrangements and shield-
ing for the machine. This was my
associate's specialty, Prof. (Ar-
dath) Emmons (of the University3
of Missouri and a former Univer-
sity and Phoenix Project staff
"The government owns and
controls all of the country's power
supplies, mainly hydro-electric in
nature. The head of its nuclear
agency (it had no atomic energy
commission like El Salvador) was
interested in a nuclear power plant
for his country," he said.
Wanted Reactor ,
'Though he wasn't in the coun-
try at the time, the second man
in charge told me that they want-
ed the United States Atomic En-
ergy Commission to build the reac-
tor in Nicaragua and then sell the
electricity produced by the power
plant to the country.
"This was very interesting, but
it would take quite a bit of doing
to accomplish the feat.
"Panama was not particularly
interested in nuclear energy as a
power source. They wanted to de-
velop a curriculum for the study
of the subject. This viewpoint was
more sophisticated and knowl-
edgeable than that of the other
countries I visited."'
Prof. Kerr pointed out the fact
that there exists the Internation-
al Atomic Energy Agency, IAEAA,
a world organization composed of
countries from both sides of the
Iron Curtain that are working with
atomic energy. This organization i
has its own nuclear materials that
it sells to countries that aren't
able to produce their own.
"I noticed an interesting phe-
nomena in these three countries.
The physicians there possessed
the greatest scientific knowledge
of any group. The reason for thisi
is that doctors are most needed
in these countries and the money
is available to train them. It was
the physicians who possessed the
greatest amount of knowledge of
nuclear energy."
Prof. Kerr mentioned that some
people he talked to in El Salva-
dor had some fear of nuclear fall-
out. But he assured them that
fallout is very low in Central
American countries.

'U, Survey
Shows Fee
Information received from 83
institutions having 100 or more
foreign students enrolled indicates
that at most public colleges for-
eign students pay the higher "out-
state" tuition whereas at private
schools all pay the same fee.
A "postal card" survey conduct-
ed by Robert B. Klinger of the
International Center compares tu-
ition practices as they apply to
foreign students at public and
private colleges and universities.
Klinger points out, however,
that a substantial minority of the
schools make some provision for
lower fees for graduate students
engaged as teaching assistants or
A majority of institutions help
less than 20 per cent of their stu-
dents within scholarships, grants
and waivers, while a large minor-
ity of the institution help less
than 10 per cent financially, the
survey indicates.
Nearly 20 per cent of the schools
offer no help in tuition, scholar-
ships, grants or waivers, Klinger
MADISON-The Board of Re-
gents of the University of Wiscon-
sin last week passed a resolution
which states that the university
will not "accept gifts, grants, be-
quests or devises containing dis-
criminatory restrictions based up-
on race, color or creed."
President Conrad A. Elvehjem
hailed the action. Both he and
vice-president Fred Harrington
felt that the passing of the resolu-
tion would have an effect on the
scholarship policies of other
The University of Illinois is the
only other Big Ten school having
a similar policy.
BERKELEY - Fred Reed, an
Oakland real estate man, pre-
sented the Board of Regents of
the University of California with
a promise to bequeath one million
dollars to be used for a student
loan fund if the university will bar
"Communistic speakers" from
its campuses.
At the meeting of the regents,
President Clark Kerr read an ex-
isting rule that bans speakers who
are members of the Communist
Party of the United States.
Reed said that he intended to
check to see if the rule is observed.
He also said that students should
report to the Regents any "Com-
munist statements" made by fac-
ulty members in the classroom.
* * *
AUSTIN-The presidents of the
student bodies of seven schools in
the Southwest Conference signed
a resolution late last month stat-
ing that "capable athletes of all
races" be allowed to take part in
conference sports events.
The presidents, all of whom rep-
resented Texas schools, said that
in signing the resolution, they
acted as individuals.

Nohl Views 'Student Defender' System

First Ann Arbor Appearance

Rackham Auditorium
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$2.50 and $2.00
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