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'URDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1962



Albert Benjamin Prescott

(EDITOR'S NOTE: -This is the
twelfth in a series of 21 articles fea-
turing the namesakes of the men's
residence halls.)
A frail, unassuming man ap-
proached the front of the auditor-
ium. He walked with a slight limp
which was emphasized as he
mounted the short stairs to the
rostrum and began his speech:
"The task of the chemist is
rich with many meanings at every
step of the way. It is most rich
when the hand of God is recogniz-
ed in all the fashionings of nature
and His truth is seen to be the
strength of the sands under our
Perhaps atypically, Dean Albert
Benjamin Prescott of the Phar-
macy College began his address
before a group of successful chem-
ists in a somewhat sensational
manner. Normally shy of spectacle
and display, Dean Prescott was
renowned among his friends for
his simplicity, his modesty, his
strange nombination of gentleness
and strength.
Scientific Method
Jokingly, they may have referred
to him as the only man they knew
who could conduct friendship by
the scientific method--fair and
objective to a fault.
Why then the totally unscien-
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Day Calendar
6:00 and 9:00 p.m.--Professional Theatre
- Program -- Association of
Producing Artists in "The
Tavern": Lydia Mendelssohn
7:00 and 9:00 p.m.-Cinema Guild--Jean
Pierre Leaud and Patrick
Auffay, "The 400 Blows";
short, "Hans Memling": Ar-
chitecture Aud.
8:30 p.m.--School of Music Faculty Re-
cital-Millard Cates, tenor;
(Continued on Page 5)

tific approach to this particular
speech? Perhaps it was because
the scientist, for 29 years dean
at the University, was speaking
of the one subject he did regard
with great feeling.
Like many great men, Dean
Prescott had connected his deep-
est moral convictions with his
work-in this case a most exten-
sive tract. Nationally recognized
as a leader among the chemists of
the country during his lifetime
(1832-1905), Dean Prescott had
become an authority on toxicology.
Up the Ladder
He had served as a member of
the University faculty for 40 years
during which time he had been
professor of organic chemistry,
director of the chemical laboratory
and the first dean of the phar-
macy college, in that order.
He had personally had much to
do with the organization of the
pharmacy college and the con-
struction of a badly needed new
chemistry building, which, at that
time (1908), was considered to be
one of the largest, best equipped of
its kind in the United States.
Unfortunately, before the build-
ing could be completed Dean Pres-
cott died, leaving behind a wealth
of scientific articles which had
been printed in numerous Ameri-
can and English journals, some
of which had been translated into
German.and French.
His students, many of whom had
achieved no small fame in chem-
ical research, were themselves a
tribute to the man. They sought
to pay homage by erecting a
bronze plaque to his memory just
inside the main entrance of the
new chemistry building and by
founding the Prescott Club among
members of the pharmacy college.
The University reveres him to-
day in Prescott House of East
To Hold Parade
For United Nations
The Ann Arbor United Nations
Day Parade, held to commemorate
UN Day all over the country, will
take place from 3-5 p.m. Satur-
day beginning at Farmer's Market,
Fifth and Detroit Streets, and
ending on the steps of the Gen-
eral Library.

To Present
Discus isns
Bridget Curran, '64, chairman of
the Panhellenic Association Work-
shop, said Thursday that partici-
pants in the sessions will "discuss
general concerns of sororities at
both the house and Panhel level."
Speaking to Panhel Presidents'
Council, she added that "unity
from the house, panel and exter-
nal propective will be the implicit
goal of the workshop." The work-
shops will be held Tuesday, Oct. 23.
There will be 11 discussions
with representatives from each
sorority participating, Miss Cur-
raft said.
Prof. Walter Boland of the soci-
ology department will speak on
"The Role of Sororities in the
Academic Society," and Student
Government Council President
Steven Stockmeyer, '63, will dis-
cuss "Public Relations of Soror-
Several topics include the rela-
tion of the local to the national,
the relationship of the sorority to
Panhel and the views of senior
women on sororities.
Judy Hurst, '63, Panhel adminis-
trative vice-president, said that a
combined Woman's League-Panhel
philantrophic project is being held
this year for both affiliated and
independent women.
Panhel, working with the League
Volunteer Service program, has
helped to organize group projects.
"Ten sororities will be assist-
ing United Fund agencies in the
Ann Arbor area this year," she
The groups and individuals will
be helping senior citizens of Ann
Arbor, crippled children, hospital
patients and organizations such
as Cerebral Palsey Association.
Interested women should go to
the League to contact other volun-
teers and receive information on
selecting a project they wish to
work on.
To Offer Lecture
On UN Finance
Prof. John G. Stoessenger of the
political science department of
Hunter College will speak on "The
Alternatives in UN Financing" at
10:30 a.m. today in the Union
Ballroom. The address is one of
a series of events commemorating
International Week which ends

Huber Pole-a-thon

Ed~cational Services Present Problems
nation for students in the lesser and education. It is currently
"There are many opportunities developed countries, working on a project in Ecuador
and problems encountered in pro- Flanagan stated that the op- to determine how to get people
viding psychological services to portunities for studying in these participating enthusiastically in a
underdeveloped nations," John C. underdeveloped countries are tre- new program.
Flanagan of the American In- mendous due to great number of By establishing radio stations in
stitute for Research said yesterday. problems which provide many nn- communities which.have .hadi



-Daily-Todd Pierce
TOTE POLE-Ignoring such minor annoyances as jeering passers-
by, Greene Hiouse and Huber House both walked three miles to
the Michigan Bell Telephone Company to borrow a telephone for
their Homecoming displays. Each House claims that its Pole-a-
thon was unique.
Asks Executive Board
To Examinl e Philosophy

After making several critical
comments about the Graduate
School Executive Board, Graduate
School Council Thursday night
voted to send a letter to the
board, inquiring about its "philos-
ophy and guiding principles .
in making decisions which affect
and involve graduate students of
the University in academic and
extra-curricular affairs."
Composed by Bart Burkhalter,
Grad, the letter was sent in an
attempt to clear up difficulties in
communication between the coun-
cil and the board.
Using the special foreign lan-
guage courses for graduate stu-
dents as an example, Burkhalter
declared that "we know the ef-
fects of the board's action, but
none of its basic philosophy."
Two Causes
During recent cutbacks and
policy fluctuations in the courses
due to financial problems and dif-
ferences in attitude of two Uni-
versity vice-presidents towards the
courses, there has been inadequate

with Instruction by
TED BROTT, Professional Caller

notification of the policy changes,
several of the council members
There were .several other de-
velopments at GSC's meeting:
Driving Regulations
1) Although any student of
more than 21 years of age may
receive a driving permit, the $7
fee and parking problems drew
some caustic reaction.
A council member questioned
the wisdom of having the driving
rule enforcement financed by the
levy, the remainder of which is
then channeled into a fund to
float bond issues to build new
parking structures.
He said that these provisions
help to make driving privileges at
the University much higher than
at other colleges.
Library Lounge
2) It was announced that li-
brary officials were favorable to
the possibility of establishing a
graduate student lounge, either
in the present General Library or
the additions to it planned for
the near future.
3) Another member, noting the
possibility that the Office of Stu-
dent Affairs might construct a
dormitory for graduate students
only, hoped that room rates in
such a structure would be low.
He said that University housing
rates are twice as high as those
at the University of California at
Berkeley, from which he trans-
ferred, and suggested that per-
haps this situation was due to pri-
vate landlords pressuring the Uni-
versity not to enter into housing
4) GSC President Edward Sa-
saki, Grad, announced that $350
had been added to the council's
budget from the University Pres-
ident's fund, as requested by GSC.

Speaking at a psychology col-
loquium on "Services in Under-
developed Nations," Flanagan out-
lined several problems which arise
in applying psychological techni-
ques to selection and training pro-
grams in underdeveloped countries.
One of the greatest problems in
these countries is lack of educa-
tion. "The people must be made
literate and be prepared to im-
prove their own lot,' Flanagan
Fundamental Research
"There is a need for a great
deal of fundamental research on
the problem of education. Devel-
oping countries cannot use books
and procedures used in the United
States, but need new ones. Ef-
fective work has been adapted, but
there hasn't been enough re-
search," Flanagan said.
Opportunities for research on
learning processes are especially
interesting in the underdeveloped
countries because the people have
different backgrounds, Flanagan
In the United States pre-school
children learn from television, but
in lesser developed countries there
are children of this age who are
unable to grasp the concept of a
three-dimensional drawing. This
makes some testing exercises
Quality of Education
"Illiteracy and the uneven qual-
ity of education make it particu-
larly difficult to find tests which
can be used in selecting people for
middle-grade positions, such as
typist or electrician," Flanagan
When a new technical institute
opened in Nigeria, there were 10,-
000 applicants for 40 places. Due
to a lack of testing facilities, there
was no basis for selection other
than whether or not the appli-
cants had finished the school re-
quirement and had written rec-
"Adapting American or Euro-
pean tests for these underdevelop-
ed countries is not functional,
because the people are unable to
understand the proposed task,"
Flanagan said.
Need More Explanation
For example, a problem which
requires one line of explanation
for an American student might
require 10 to 20 minutes of expla-
congregational Disciples E & R Guild,
Seminar: The History of Christian
Thought, Rev. J. E. Edwards, Coffee
served, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; "The Challenge,"
Rev. P. Dotson, Dir., Protestant Fdn.
for International Students, 7:30 p.m.;
Oct. 21, 802 Monroe.
Graduate Outing Club, Hike, Oct. 21,
2 p.m., Rackham Bldg., Huron St. En-
Lutheran Student Association, Stu-
dent Panel on "Love, Sex & Marriage,"
Oct. 21, 7 p.m., Hill & Forest.
* * *
Newman Club, Movie: "Golden Age of
Comedy," Oct. 20, 8 p.m., 331 Thompson.
* * *
Unitarian Student Group, Meeting,
Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m., Church. Speakers:
Mr. & Mrs. Tom Hayden, "The State
of and Role of the Student in Negro In-

Meader Says Congress
Wastes Time, Does Little

The 87th Congress could be
summed up as "so-s"," although;
it has passed far more welfare-
state legislation than predicted,
Rep. George Meader (R-Mich);
said Wednesday.
Meader, speaking before the
Rotary Club of Jackson, Mich.,'
added that he agreed with a com-
ment made by Sen. Everett Dirk-'
sen (R-Ill) to the effect that never'
in United States history has the;
Congress "spent so much time ac-
complishing so little."
"The second session appropriat-
ed nearly $102 billion for the fiscal
year 1963 while 158,188 employes
were added to the bureaucracy
since January 1961, and we can
anticipate a deficit in excess of
$6 billion even if no tax reduction
is passed or no additional supple-
mental appropriations are added."
Asserting that the administra-

tion of President John F. Ken-
nedy had asked for more money,
power, and people than any pre-
vious peace-time administration,
Meader went on to list several bills
which Congress had refused.
These acts included one which
would have created a Department
of Urban Affairs and Housing, and
a farm bill which would have
"shackled American ,agriculture
and made every farmer subject
to a dictator, Secretary Orville
Freeman," Meader said.
Meader said further that in-
stead of being strengthened, the
Congress had lost in power and
prestige during the two years of
the 87th Congress. He predicted
that the American voters ,would
not give President Kennedy the
puppet Congress of "yes men" he
is requesting.

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ICC To Reserve Space
For Transfer Students



TONIGHT and SUNDAY at 7 and 9
Jean-Pierre Leaud, Patrick Auffay
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The Inter-Cooperative Council
personnel committee voted to
change membership policy in un-
dergraduate women's co-ops by
reserving space for transfer stu-
dents and permitting graduate
women to room in the residences.
"Twelve vacancies in all will be
saved in the women's houses. In
the event they are not filled by
transfer students they .will be
made available to those on the
waiting list after a suitable period
of time," Michael Seliger, '64M,
personnel chairman of the Inter-
Cooperative Council said.
The committee decided to re-
serverooms for transfer students
because over 100 applications are
filed by University students before
February 1. Since transfer stu-
dents do not receive housing in-
formation until March 1, they are
usually excluded from the co-ops.
Seliger commented that this
selective membership quality is in-
consistent with the principles of
the Inter-Cooperative Council.
"In addition, the committee felt
that it would be beneficial to the
house members to have contacts
with transfer students."
Due to the new reservation pol-
icy, there is a need for interested
undergraduate women to visit the

co-ops and apply immediately, Sel-
iger said.
The graduate women desiring
only room at the women's co-ops
will be required to apply to the
Inter-Cooperative Council at the
Student Activities Building and
will be accepted on the basis of
the date of their application.
Holds Meeting
For Debaters
The speech department is spon-
soring the 16th annual High School
Debate Assembly from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. today in Trueblood Aud.
During a morning session, Pro-
fessors Antonin Basch of the eco-
nomics department and Alfred
Conrad of the Law School will dis-
cuss "Latin America and a Com-
mon Market."
In the afternoon program, be-
ginning at 1:30 p.m., University
debaters will present a demonstra-
tion debate on the same topic, aft-
er which Professors Lamont Okey
and Herbert W. Hildebrandt and
Kenneth Andersen of the speech
department will deliver a critique
of the debate.

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of his expression is exceptional."
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