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March 17, 1961 - Image 5

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The Michigan Daily, 1961-03-17

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THE MICHIGAN DAIL

inte rnatonl ea
aday to Wednesdayt the~>~
heard from the south ,g
Michigan Union which
International Center
'o _-quiet voices, type -
telephones.
from 4:30 to 6 p. on °
afternoon the lounges f.
with people from
the world who come to
laugh over tea and > -h

This 15-year-old tradition is a
part of the International Cen-
ter's program and is supervised by
Katleen Mead and her associ-
ates. The hostesses are faculty
wives or other women from the
community.
Why do people come?
"To find someone who can teach
me Spanish," one American said.
"To meet new friends and see,
old ones that I just don't get to
see during the week," a Turkish
engineering student commented.
"To exchange ideas of culture,"
an African said. "Just because it's
so interesting to meet people," he
explained.
"Frankly,' just to meet girls,"
an Arab added.
"A German friend and I always
greet each other with the word
PEACE which is the spirit we
hope will prevail someday," he
added.
"I used to work with the Amer-
ican Brother program and I come
over to see everyone that I know,"
another' American said.
Students from all of the 84 na-
tions represerted at the center
converse and take a break before
the weekend studying comes.
"It's an important part of Uni-
versity life which people recognize.
as an interesting way of meeting
new people with whom they can
talk over the world situation and
learn of different customs. and
cultures," Mrs. Mead said.

Sees Chance
Gene Theory
Insufficient
By STEVEN SHAW
The nucleus is not the only part
of the cell that is .important ini
genetic reproduction, Prof. Tracy
Sonneborn of Indiana University
said here yesterday.
Surveying his work of the past
30 years for a lecture sponsored
by the Institute of Science and
Technology, he commented on the
"respectable" explanations of gen-
etic diversity.
He said "the gene theory is ac-
cepted by most biologists today
as almost dogma." But he pointed
out that if the theory were cor-
rect as most people understand it,
all cellular development just the
result of gene activity, then bioo-
gists should be able to develop
a cell from a single nucleus. 1his,
he said. is certainly not the case.
Non-nuclear Mechanisms
"Over a long evolutionary per-
iod," Prof. Sonneborn added.
"mechanisms evolved where the
rest of the cell besides the nucleus
came to play 'exceedingly more
important parts in cellular devel-
opment."
The Indiana zoologist explained
that certain "abnormal double and
triple paramecia could be produc-
ed with out any alteration in the
basic genetic nuclear material.
But the striking fact, accord-
ing to Sonneborn was that in
spite of their apparently normal
nuclei, these somatic abnormali-
ties were transmitted to the
daughter cells of the unusual par
emecia.
Transmit Differences
In fact experiments would seem
to indicate that a change in the
cytoplasmic material - such as
that which occurs during cyto-
plasmic conjugation - is suff -
cient to transmit these strange
differences.
"I submit," he said, "that there
are certain organizatins of the
cell cortex (a definitely physical
cell covering) that perpetuate
themselves without outside force
- this is the basis forthe re-
production of thesd aberrations."
Although he pointed out that
he fully accepts the gene theory,
and views the genes as "directly
or, indirectly producing all the
cell's chemical activities," never-
theless, certain aberrations seem
alos to be governed by pre-existing
cytoplasmic materials.
New Trends in
Collegiate Hairstyling
are here!!
0 10 tonsorial artists
! No waiting
The Dascola Barbers
near Michigan Theatre

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TED NTOAMPE
S Basutoland student

FORTUNE TELLING: Janice Moseley, '63 A&D, listens as Anil. Lalbhai Desai, Grad, reads
her paln in the traditional Indian manner.

PHOTOGRAPHER
James Warneka
REPORTER
Ellen Silverman

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