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Teach-in\ELI Policy: Separate Foreign, American Students

Begins Tonight
Bipartisan Group To Protest Over
Teachers' Action, Attack Policies
There will be tired eyes and lively discussion tonight when the
Faculty Committee to Stop the War in Viet Nam puts on its all-
night, all-morning teach-in to consider alternative positions to
present American foreign policy.
But there will also be dissent. A bi-partisan group of "about 100"
will demonstrate at 8:30 tonight in front of Angell Hall to protest
"propagandizing under the guise of education," announced Alan
Sager, '66L, a member of the Executive Board of the University
Young Republicans.
Sager said that members of the group will question speakers at
conferences and speak out in defense of government policy at the
- midnight rally planned by the
l Faculty Committee.
APA Brings The teach-in should have a
good attendance. "We hope for at
least 1000 students at the first
Show s "onferenes, and there may be as
many as 1500," said Robert Cohen,
spokesman for the Student Com-
mittee to Aid the Faculty (SCAF)
Next fuLumn which has been signing up stu-
dents in the Fishbowl.
Three theatre premieres are Yesterday, about 35 Faculty
coming to Ann Arbor next autumn Committee members spoke at hs-
when the Association of Produc- Committee members spoke at
ing rtits eturs t capushousing units, sororities, and fra-
ing Artists returns to campus rntstoaksdn upr fr
Sept. 28 for a fourth Fall Festival ternities to ask student support for
under the sponsorship of the Pro- the teach-in. Prof. William Gai-
fessional Theatre Program. son of the sociology department
said that the speakers' requests got
'Ihr three plays to be premiered "pretty good receptions."
here will then go to Broadway's Details of the teach-in are in
Lyceum Theatre, in a continued an advertisement on Page 8 of
The Daily. If the weather is de-
cent. the high point of the eve-

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first article in a two part series ex-
ploring the English Language institute's policy of not allowing their
students who live in the quads to room with Americans.
While fierce debate rages over the deleterious effects of reduc-
ing the percentage of out of state students, many of the people
who truely give the University its cosmopolitan atmosphere, the
foreign students, are separated from Americans by the official
policy of the English Language Institute (ELI).
The ELI teaches English to about 125 foreign students each
semester. Although most of them come 'from Latin America,
students also hail from Japan, Europe and Africa.
Among the group are teenagers who wish to learn English
so that they can enroll for a degree at an American university,
businessmen who find English a necessity if they want to com-
municate with the executives of the American companies in their
countries and foreign scholars who seek to put another language
under their belt.
Divergent Experience
This group, whose divergent experiences and backgrounds
help to offset the latent provincialism of a' state university may
not, however, live with American students. Rather, they must
room together in residence halls or live in off campus apart-

ments. Even after coming to the University and meeting an
American who would like to room with them, the ELI students
are prohibited from doing so by official policy.
What is the rationale behind these restrictions?
First there is the financial problem. Although as one ELI
teacher said, "Finances are a mechanical problem," it seems to
cog up, at least superficially, the possibility of Americans rooming
with ELI students. As director of the residence hails Eugene Haun
explained, "The ELI rooms are under a different rental agree-
ment than the rest of the dorms."
Different Rents
However, Haun noted that the ELI rooms, which are physically
the same as the other rooms in the quad, cost more (about $520 per
semester) than the comparable rooms in which Americans live
($450 per semester) because of the extra service the ELI students
get at their dining tables and the difference in the formula
tabulating the rent-ELI room rates are based upon a daily basis
while the rooms of regular University students are based on a
flat fee,
Americans can not move into rooms with ELI students as
the situation stands now, according to Haun, because the separate
residence hall accounts can not be mingled.
According to a policy statement of the ELI administration
specifically issued this week to answer this question: "The prob-

lems involved arranging for ELI students to have American
roommates are numerous and such arrangements usually have
not proved of sufficient value to try them again."
ELI Policy Statement
For example, ELI administrators pointed out that very few
American students are interested in having two and sometimes
four different roommates during one year which would be neces-
sary due to the eight and sixteen week lengths of ELI sessions.
However, the administrators noted, "If the ELI had its own
housing in which 25 to 38 per cent of the students were Americans
selected because of their interest and adaptability, the situation
would be different and would probably prove valuable."
Furthermore the ELI administration claims that in some
cases the. boarding of two foreigners together is more beneficial
to the students than having them room with Americans.
As the system now operates in the residence halls, ELI officials
noted, the foreign students get some exposure to Americans who
live on their floor and can meet others at the specially assigned
dining tables for ELI students.
Despite these arguments from the ELI administration, one
ELI student remarked, "When Americans go to Europe they do not
wish to meet Americans, and when I come to America from Mexico
to learn English I want to meet Americans and not Mexicans."
See FOREIGN, Page 2



Seventy-Four Years of Editorial Freedom


VOL. LXXV, No. 148




Manual Flight;

An administrative error wil'
cut short the three-day study
period scheduled for students
next fall, Registrar Edward
Groesbeck explained yesterday.
All schools and colleges wil
offer the full three-day break
beginning with the winter
alliance between the University
and the Phoenix Theatre. Thre
AP'A moved from Off-Broadway
to Broadway after this season's
triumphant New York successes
of "War and Peace," "Man and
Superman". and "Judith."
Ag am heading the APA wjll be
Ellis Raab and Rosemary Harris.
Stephen Porter and Al Schneider
will direct other productions.

ning should be the midnight rally,W-
SCAF members speculate.
The teach-in will primarily
focus on alternatives to present
American policies in Viet Nam.
"There is widespread dissatis-
faction among the faculty with
present policy, but no consensus
on what would be a wiser plan. Tf C
you asked a hundred faculty mem-
bers, you'd get a hundred differ-
ent plans," said Cohen.
"That is why we are holdin, the -
teach-in, to decide upon one best
alternative position." Cohen's as- Ii t DL e I bOa t(
intended to answer objections like
Sager's that the teach-in was not
presenting the other side.
SCAF officials sa'id abridged
copies of the State Department's H e P ru e
white paper on Viet Nam would beg hi
passed out in the Fishbo,. l to
familiarize students with the case


Fin ishes




I lall 111Ct.11GG JIrUUG11t o WILIIl ullu l:tLZG. i

Course Evaluation Booklet
To Appear in Sunday's Dail
The long-awaited course evaluation booklet will be distributed
as a supplement to the Michigan Daily on Sunday, March 28. It also
will be sold the following Monday for ten cents.
This booklet was initiated as a joint effort by seven student
groups, including the Michigan Daily, Graduate Student Council,
the Women's League, the Michigan Union, Interfraternity Council,
Panhellenic and Assembly.
The purpose of the booklet is to give students a basis for
selection of courses. The booklet fill focus University-wide attention
-- -on academic curricula and teach-

SAM Charged
With Violation
The Interfraternity Council
Executive Committee last night
convicted Sigma Alpha Mu of
violating IFC health, sanitation
and safety by-laws. The fratern-
ity's kitchen was ordered closed
until the University Health Serv-
ice Department of Environmental
Health and Safety approves of its
The matter was referred to the
executive committee by Rogers I.
Barton, sanitarian of the Depart-
ment of Environmental Health and
Sigma Alpha Mu President
Randy Dick, '67, said the viola-
tions were not corrected because
the house is to be renovated this
The case was IFC's first health

ing methods in the hope that
corrections will be made. It em-
phasizes the importance of stu-
dent opinion on academic issues.
Descriptions of courses from de-
partments of the literary college,
as well as a few for courses from
the business administration and
music schools are contained in the
booklet. Most of the evaluations
are of introductory courses and
courses with large lecture sections.
There are evaluations on some
small recitation sections, but none
on seminars.
The evaluations describe types
of teaching methods, readings and
examinations: They relate stu-
dents' feeling on the relative dif-
ficulty of the courses, how up-to-
date the course material is, and
whether or not the 'courses are
generally worthwhile.
The evaluations are drawn up on
the basis of questionnaires dis-
tributed at the end of January.

The finals of the annual Henry
M. Campbell competition will be
held this afternoon at 2 p mn. in
P". 100, Hutchens Hall.
Today's finals are the culmina-
tion of months of eliminations
for two-man teams of Law School
juniors involving written briefs
and oralarguments.
The case the law students have
been asked to argue is a hypo-
thetikal dispute between a com-
pany and a union concerning un-
ion arbitration rights. The cases
chosen for the competition are
ones which have no Supreme
Court precedents and no test cases
pending. /
Sitting on the Campbell com-
petition bench will be Supreme
Court Justice Potter Stewart, Cal-
ifornia Supreme Court Justice
Roger Traynor, Judge Paul R.
Hays of the U.S. Circuit Court of
Appeals, Dean Allan F. Smith
and Russell A. Smith of the Uni-
versity Law School.
The petitioners in the case are
J. Alan Galbraith, '66L, and
Duane Howard Ilvedson, '66L. The
respondents are Thomas Lee Led-
better, '66L, and John Calhoun
Provirne. '66L. Each winning team
will receive $150 and each losimg
team member will be awarded
The competition honors the
late Henry M. Campbell, a Uni-
versity Law School alumnus who
was a member until his death cf
the Detorit law firm of Dickinson,
Wright, McKean and Cudlip.
The winners will be announced
tonight at the annual banquet of
the Case Club, sponsor of the
Campbell competition in addition
to other practice court activities.
Justice Traynor will speak at the
banquet. Presiding judge of the
Case Ciub is Terrence Croft, '65L.

-Associated Press
Gemini Rocket Begins 3-Orbit Earth Flight
Experts Say Space Program Advances

Johnson Speaks
With Astronauts
81,000 Mile Trip Takes Under
Five Hours, Called 'Textbook Flight'
CAPE KENNEDY ()-Virgil Grissom and John Young flew the
world's first maneuverable manned space ship three times around the
earth yesterday, only missing their landing taxget by about 58 miles
when the capsule parachuted into the Atlantic ocean.
Aircraft sighted the capsule floating in the water. One of the
planes dropped pararescue divers who swam to the vehicle and
secured it with a flotation collar.
The pulsating flight, in which the astronauts flew their space
capsule backwards, forwards, sideways and upside down was an effec-
tive rehearsal for long-duration and rendezvous flights planned for
the two-man Gemini program in the next few months.
Truly Historic
The Mission Control Center termed the flight "truly historic" and
said it demonstrated the extraordinary maneuverability of the Gemini
Grissom, an Air Force major who became the first man to rocket
into space twice, and Young, Navy lieutenant commander, were in

the air 4 hours, 54 minutes in a
flight that covered more than
81,000 miles.
In what was described as a
"textbook flight," they exper-
ienced only a few minor tech-
nical difficulties. Grissom report-
ed that their ship, the "Molly
Brown," responded well to his
control and that he was able to
steer it all over the sky with ease.
Manual Flight


The highly successful two-man
Gemini 3 space flight yesterday
marked an important advance for
the United States program and its
ultimate goal of reaching the
The ability to manuever the
spacecraft while in orbit is vital
to any advanced space projects
for several reasons:
In order to set up space "plat-
forms," a project which will be
attempted within several years,
pilots of the spacecraft must be
able to manually maneuver their
craft into favorable positions.
-A rendezvous between two

kU' To Build Hospitu

spacecrafts, also planned for the
near future, requires similar pre-
1 P a rk in g cise control by astronauts.
-Ultimately, a manned lunar
probe will require the pilot to
change course of his spacecraft
The University has announced in order to reach the desired land-
the building of a new parking ing spot on the moon.
structure to accommodate 1,045 Maneuver
automobiles belonging to the staff Astronauts Vi'gil I. Grissom and
of the medical center. The struc- John W. Young accomplished their
ture will be.located immediately mission perfectly by performing
south of the Women's Hospithll maneuvers which modified the
and east of the Simpson Medical orbit of their 7,000-pound space-
Institute on the clinical side of craft. During the first orbit, Gris-

its planned landing target by 58 From the moment of orbital in-
miles,rspace officials did not se sertion until landing, the space-
oened.Howet e te a - craft was flown manually and did
edged that the reasons for thenoreynaumtieqpet
course deviation would haveto be a y on automatic equipment
investigated. In more complex as.did the one-man Mercury
space projects as well as a lunar Pres. B John
probe, the margin of error must immediately phoned his congrat-
be reduced to near zero. ulations, and Grissom told the
DifficultiesP resident: "It was a thrilling and
Other difficulties during the wonderful flight."
flight included a drifting yaw in
the left direction and the failure Young took the telephone and
of a convertor. But these problems said: "It was a wonderful ride. It
were overshadowed by the major didn't last long enough."
success of manually changing the Other Heroes
capsule's orbit in space and con- Johnson did not neglect to men-
trolling its re-entry. tion the thousands of others who
Scientific praise poured into the made the space triumph possible.
Cape Kennedy headquarters. Brit- "There are heroes on the ground
ish space expert Sir Bernard as well as in space," he said.
Lovell, director of Jodrell Bank The President invited the astro-
said: nauts to viist him at the White
"It is a very fine achievement House Friday, after they have had
on the part of the Americans and "a little rest."
as much an essential step in the "We will try to extend to you
moon program as the Russian the welcome of all America. .."
flight was last week." the President added. "You have
Information upheld a fine tradition."
Leonard Carter, secretary of the President
British Interplanetary Society, The President had watched the
called the American achievement lttoff on a television set in his
"more important to the world than off cc
the Russians' recent flight because Alfter talking with the Presi-
of the very valuable information dent, the astronauts settled down
we shall be able to gather. The to a kng series of tests and ques-
space twin's changes in orbit were tionings that will last through to-
a fine achievement and an im- day.
portant development, even though This was the third Gemini shot,
the changes, were fairly modest." but the first one to be manned.
The astronauts performed sev- I The fourth Gemini flight comes
eral important scientific experi- this summer, a four-day venture

Ranger To
Send Back
Moon Photo
PASADENA, Calif. (P)-Ranger
9 streaked yesterday toward im-
pact in a crater on the Moon, its
cameras set to give home televi-
sion viewers their first live close-
ups of the Lunar surface.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory en-
gineers made dry runs with a new
device designed to televise about
100 of the thousands of still pic-
tures the spacecraft is slated to
take just before crashing this
A burst from a small steering
rocket at 4:30 a.m. altered Rang-
er's course so it will hit just four
miles from its target point in the
possibly volcanic crater Alphon-
sus, r.ear the center of the Moon's
In a Crater
The area is just northeast of a
3,000-foot peak inside the 60-mile
diameter crater. Ranger 7 came
within eight miles of its target,
Ranger 8 within 16 miles. Num-
bers 7 and 8 crashed in broad
Lunar plains: Number 9 will be
the first to hit a crater.
William H. Pickering, director
of the laboratory which made and
guides the Rangers, told a news
conference Alphonsus was chosen
to try and determine if there is
evidence of Lunar volcanic erup-
It is not known, he said, whe-
ther craters could be potential
landing sites for astronauts--'the
most, probable sites seem to be in
the plains, but we want to investi-
gate all sorts of terrain."
Final Maneuver

the medical center.
The building will begin in the
spring and should be competed
by the summer of 1966, James;
Brinkerhoff of the Plant Depart-
merit said yesterday.
.Last Hospital Drive is being re.
located at this same time, to pro-

som maneuvered the capsule into
a new. more circular orbit, firing
small jet thrusters that dropped it
about 42 miles from its highest
point in space.
Although trouble developed inE
an electrical circuit soon after, it
was not serious and the space

ing the capsule into a lower path
around the earth. The purpose of
this maneuver was to insure that
the spacecraft would be gradually
drawni back to the earth by the

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