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xenon is so significant. Scientists
will have to work out another
theory to explain the inert char-
acter of the other "inert" gases.
Another, more complex com-
pound, xenon-platinum hexafluo-
ride, was reported by a professor
from the University of British
Columbia at Vancouver, in the
proceedings of the Chemical So-
ciety of London in June, 1962.
Because of this compound's
complexity some researchers felt
that perhaps special forces had
been involved that made xenon
react in a way it should not. It
is possible that some other ele-
ment had strayed into the com-
pound which made the compound
The Argonne scientists made
the new compound by placing one
part of xenon and five parts of'
fluorine, both gases at room tem-
perature, into a sealed container
and heated it for one hour at, 400
degrees Centigrade. Then they
cooled the contained rapidly in a
water bath. Inside, they found
colorless crystals of the new com-
pound. The crystals later were
reacted with hydrogen to produce
hydrogen flouride and free xenon.
Scientists now are working . to
find out why xenon is combining
with fluorine and other inert
gases. This experiment remains
yet to be verified by several in-
dependent laboratories. This must
be done with any experiment that1
attacks so well-established a con-
"Xenon and krypton are too
rare for this experiment to have
any commercial uses. They areI
expensive elements, but they are
members of an interesting family,"
Prof. Parry said.

Paray Notes
Of Variety
"Above all, a symphony con-
ductor must not show a preference
for one type or style of music,"
Paul Paray, conductor of the De-
troit Symphony Orchestra, said in
an interview Sunday.
"A conductor must be adaptable.
If he does not like a composition
he performs, he should learn to
like it. If this cannot be done, he
must never let the musicians or

Student Panel Ponders
Nature of Cuban Crisis

The current Cuba crisis was
discussed last Tuesday by a panel
of five students from the United
States and Cuba in a seminar
entitled, "The Cuban Crisis: Con-
tagious or Controlled?"
Representing the United States
were Lawrence Meyer, '63; Steven
Fraser, '63, Art Collingsworth, '66,
and Larry Caroline, Grad. Hector
Rodriguez, '64, represented Cuba.
Prof. Carl Cohen of the philosophy
department moderated the discus-
In an opening statement Prof.
Cohen praised the merits of an
atmosphere of "genuinely honest
and open inquiry" into the prob-
lem. He invited the panel mem-
bers to comment as to whether or
not they - considered an actual
crisis exists in Cuba.
The general response was that
a crisis was present, but the var-
ious panelists disagreed as to how
dangerous the situation currently
is. Caroline called it "a symptom
of an apparent clash of ideologies,"
while Fraser pointed out that the
threat was more an economic one.
Rodriguez said that the Castro
regime was a far worse threat to
the people of Cuba than Batista
had ever been.
During the discussion Meyer
said that the actual threat was
that United States' "exploitation"
in Cuba would be curtailed. Rod-
riguez said that most Cubans
would be eager for more aspects
of this "exploitation" as it caused
higher prices for their goods. He
added that Castro would not get
much actual support from Moscow,
and that the major problem is the
threat of Communism spreading
throughout Latin America.
Fraser countered Rodriguez's
earlier statement by saying Cu-
bans did in fact appreciate getting
a better price for their goods from

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the United States; but he added
that the United States could
change prices whenever they felt
like it, and that Castro did not
care for such "political control."
The next question considered by
the panel was whether or not
Cuba was better off under Castro.
Rodriguez quoted statistics to show
that production had dr opped off
drastically since Castro had taken
control of the government. Meyer
said that United States embargoes
had made it difficult to obtain
needed spare parts.
Fraser said that Russia had
given Cuba little actual aid, other
than technical assistance. Caroline
maintained that the major ques-
tion was whether or not produc-
tion would have lagged as much as
it has, despite droughts and em-
bargoes, had Castro not adopted
a "Marxist-Leninist" approach.

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the sec-
ond in a series of 21 articles fea-
turing the namesakes of the men's
residence halls.)
Probably no one had as much
influence in making science an
important part of the University
curriculum as Prof. Alexander
Winchell, for 31 years a faculty
member in the literary school.
A graduate of Wesleyan Uni-
versity in 1847 at 23, the young
scholar had early demonstrated a
natural aptitude for learning. It
was said that on his seventh birth-
day he recited the entire multipli-
cation table to 12's without a
mistake and had completed Emer-
son's "First Part of Mental Arith-
Although called to the Univer-
sity to teach physics and civil en-
gineering, Prof. Winchell served
for the main part of his 31-year
stay as head of the geology and
paleontology departments. This
term of service was broken briefly
when the professor became for
six years chancellor at Syracuse
Religion and Science
With strong religious convic-
tions and a picturesqueness of ex-
p r e s s i o n, the science-minded
scholar entered naturally into the
conflict about reconciling religion
and science. Prof. Winchell played
the good mediator and worked
through the press and the lecture
hall to harmonize the contending
opinions of the day.
He was at one and the same
time a rigidly self-disciplined writ-
er, with scores of articles to his
credit, and a man of admitted
poetic sentiment, composing much
original verse found among his
private papers. Prof. Winchell's
Officers Named
To School Council
In elections held last week, five
officers were chosen for the Busi-
ness Administration School Coun-
cil. They are Jules Otten, Grad,
president; Roger Benz, Grad,
vice - president; Joanne Brown,
'64BAd, secretary; Harry Niebau-
er, Grad, treasurer; and Harry
Dickinson, Grad, assistant treas-

. .. discusses conducting
the audience know his true senti-
ments," Paray continued.
When asked if he considers him-
self a specialist of French sym-
phonic music Paray said that a
conductor who considers himself a
specialist is not a sincere con-
ductor. The leader of an orchestra
must be versatile in order to in-
terpret the music correctly.
"He must know about the past
and present cultural characteris-
tics of the major musical centers.
It is important for a conductor
to inspire trust in his players. It
is only then- that he can draw
their best qualities from them,
noted Paray.
Paray explained that although
he is relinquishing the position of
permanent conductor of the De-
troit Symphony Orchestra, he is
not retiring from its staff. He will
return each year for one month
of conducting in tae capacity of
Detroit's honorary conductor emer-

DIAL 8-6416

Rita Tushingham
Winner Best Performance Award
Cannes Film Festival 1162
Murray Melvin
Winner Best Performance Award
Cannes Film Festival 1962
Winer of 4 British Academy Awrds

Hewes To Speak
On U.S. Theatre
Henry Hewes, drama critic for
the "Saturday Review of Litera-
ture," will speak on "A Forward
Look at the American Theatre,"
first in a series of lectures begin-
ning Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. in the
Arena Theatre of the Frieze Build-
ing. The series is being sponsored
by the University Professional
Theatre Program.

broke Honor Council is debating a
proposal to change the nature of
its self-reporting honor system.
The proposal recommended by last
year's Honor Court would shift the
responsibility for social offenses
from the individual girl to a per-
manent "late-committee."
This plan for a permanent com-
mittee, which would replace the
method of self-reporting, reflects
a basic change in the philosophy
of the honor system.
* ** *
KALAMAZOO - The s t a t e
Legislature should change its mind
and participate in the federal pro-
gram of Aid to Dependent Chil-
dren of Unemployed P a r e n ts
(ADC-U), Dean Fidele F. Fauri of
the social work school said in, a
speech he delivered here recently.
He told the Kalamazoo Comn-
munity*Services Council that the
ADC-U program "as passed by
Congress this year is a sound one.
It would help Michigan to meet
some of the problems that result
from long-term employment."
One Point Left
The revised measure removes
all but one of the Legislature's
previous objections to participat-
ing, Dean Fauri said.
The only point of criticism still
remaining is the program's re-
quirement "that the employees
administering it must be selected
under a merit system."
This provision may cause a jur-
isdictional conflict, however, as
employees of the state social wel-
fare department may be the ad-
Must Qualify
These personnel, except in
Wayne County, are not under a
merit system, "and would there-
fore have to qualify for their posi-
tions under state civil service or
another merit system," Dean Fauri
"I am certain-or should I say
I hope-the citizens of Michigan
will not tolerate the foregoing of
perhaps $100 million in federal
funds for the next five years be-
cause a few elected officials and,
some of the employees of county
departments of social welfare op-
pose a merit system for the selec-
tion of personnel," he declared.

Committee Studies Plan
For residential College

"Words Are Completely
Insufficient To Express
The True Quality And
Extent Of Eloquence
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(Continued from Page 1)
contact with faculty members in
other fields.
"The fourth concern is faculty
involvement in undergraduate ed-
ucation ... the very complexity of
our lives leads us to view with sus-
picion proposal for change in the
pattern of undergraduate educa-
tion. Good ideas may not be'tried
because there are too many other
things to do or simply because
our collegedis so large that no
one can clearly foresee the possi-
ble implications and repercussions
of the change.
Try Out New Ideas
"We see, a small college as a
chance for those heavily involved
in undergraduate education to try
out new ideas-ideas which may, if
successful, be adopted by the pres-
The committee's report also in-
cluded a general discussion of the
administrative organization of the
new college, although any such
plans are still very vague.
The college is to be located in
Ann Arbor, probably on. North
Campus. "This is quite likely since
it is a terrific expense to under-
take new construction work on
the main campus," Heyns said.
The administration of the col-
lege will consist of "its own dean
and executive committee, chosen
roughly in the same way as those
of the literary college. However,
the new college will not be a;
separate unit of the University

(like the law and medical schools)
but rather a branch of the literary
It is expected that the new col-
lege will have the majority of
undergraduate courses up to the
"400" range, currently offered by
the literary college. If a student
in the new college wished to take
a course not available to him as
a member of the college, he would
be able to take a regular literary
school course.
Enrollment Distribution
Because initially, the new col-
lege would have classrooms-but
not laboratories, due to expense--
"the new college will probably not
reproduce the exact same distri-
bution of enrollment among de-
partments found on the main cam-
pus," and would, therefore "be
relatively stronger in the human-
ities and social sciences and weak-
er in the laboratory sciences."
"If this new college succeeds,
it will be followed by other 'small
residential' colleges within the
literary college: each of these
would have its own flavor, such
as mathematics or humanities,"
Heyns said.
"This would not mean that we
would get a small college devoted
solely to mathematics or another
to political science, but rather,
that the University would have
centers for mathematical or other
studies. I would say this will en-
able to expand and remain a qual-
ity institution," he said.

USE OF THIS COLUMN for announce-
ments is available to officially recog-
nized and registered organizations oniy.
Organizations planning to be active for
the fall session should register by
Oct. 8, 1962. Forms available, 1011 Stu-
dent Activities Bldg.
Chess Club, Meeting, Oct. 10, 7:30
p.m., Union, Rms. 3K-L. Everyone wel-
come-beginners and experts.
Congregational Disciples E .& R Stu-
dent Guild, Cost Luncheon: Quakerism
-"Its Tenets for Peaceful Ways," Prof.
Robert Blood, Oct. 9, Noon, 802 Monroe.
La Sociedad HispanIca, El profesor
Anderson-Imbert que nos dara susim-
presiones de una reunion de escritores
hispanoamericonos en Berlin, Oct. 10,
8 p.m., 3050 FB.
* s s
U. of M. Folk Dancers, Regular Meet-
ing, Dancing, Instruction, Oct. 9, 7:30
p.m., 1429 Hill.
Wesley Foundation, Cabinet Lunch-
eon, Oct. 8, 12 Noon, Pine Rm.; Holy,
Communion followed by breakfast in
Pine Rm., Oct. 9, 7:00 a.m., Chapel;
Coffee Hour, Oct. 10, 4 p.m., Lounge;
Holy Communion, Oct. 10, 5:10 p.m.,




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