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Mahalanobis Cites
Development Plan
Underdeveloped countries must
k a long way ahead when plan-
g their economies," Prasanta C.
halanobis, director of the In-
n Statistical Institute and an
risor to Prime Minister Jawa-
:lal Nehru, said yesterday.
rhey must achieve a balance'
ong various economic factors:
or, electricity, distribution fa-
ties, machinery and natural re-
trces while "looking 15-20 years........

Mahalanobis said "It is not the
Immediate demand that is im-
portant, it is where you want to
g." Sophisticated economic theory
is the major obstacle to this goal.
Steel Production
He mentioned India's effort to
raise her steel production from
one million to two million tons as
asi example in which a "sophis-
ticated projection of India's steel
producing capacity would have
kept steel production under one
million tons for 500 years."
"Nehru was the only important
leader thirty years ago who tried
to put an economic program into
the platform of the Congress
Party," he said. The planning
commission established in 1937
was "set up as a fad of Nehru's."
No Great Need
Even as late as 1951, most poli-
tical leaders did not think the
need was great enough to increase
steel capacity. By 1953, opinion
began to change when India re-
alized she must have steel to raise
her standard of living.
Mahalanobis emphasized the
length of time needed by under-
developed countries to expand
their capacity to produce.
"Consumer goods, given unlimit-
ed foreign currency will take at
least one year to produce," he
said. Steel mills, from their con-
struction to full-time production,
might take fifteen years. "But if
it takes ten years, you have to
think ahead twenty," he added.
Even in U.S.
"Even in the United States, you
can't do it quickly," Mahalanobis
said. He cited projections showing
that the United States would need
ten years to match the rate of
engineers graduating each year in
the USSR.
Commenting on the effect that
Chinese attacks were having on
India's development, Mahalanobis
noted that national produce has
increased because of the close-
ness that this capacity has to the
defense effort. "To increase capa-
city is economic development, even
Cercle Francas, Baratin, Sept. 26,
3-5 p.m., 3050 Frieze Bldg.
a * *
}German Club, Coffee Hour-German
Conversation, Music, Singing. Refresh-
ments, "Herzlich wilkommen," 3-5 p.m.,
4072 FB; Film: Carl Zuckmayers classic
conedy, "The Captain from Koepenick,'
(English subtitles), 8:30 p.m., UGLI,
Multipurpose Rm.; Sept. 25.
La Sociedad Hispanica, Primera Re-
union Canciones espanolas e lispano-
americanas miercoles, Sept. 25, 8 p.m.,
3050 FB.
* * a
Sigma Alpha Eta (Nat'l. Soc. for
Speech Correction Majors), Get-Ac-
quaiuted Tea, Sept. 25, 4 p.m., Univ.
Speech Clinic, l111 Catherine. Everyone
* * *
Univ. Lutheran Chapel, Midweek De-
,voti, conducted by. Vicar John Koe-
nig, Sept. 25, 10 p.m., 1511 Washtenaw.
* * *
Univ. of M. Rifle Club, Meeting, Sept.
25, 7-10 p.m., ROTC Rifle Range (S.
Forest across from Tennis courts);
New shooters welcome.
* * *
Ukranian Students' Club, Meeting,
Sept. 26, Union, Rm. 3K.

. ..planned economies
that part which is wasted," he
Comparing French, Soviet and
Indian planning he noted that
"Indian planning is somewhat
nearer to Soviet planning."
French Planning
In France, planning began after
science was established and its
social revolution had long since
been over. In contrast, India, like
the USSR, has had to "push her-
self up from a low level of living.
However, her many religious and
linguistic subdivisions prevent In-
dia from "freeing all her human
resources in the most effective
Stressing the importance of
scientific research for economic
advancement, Mahalanobis com-
mented that, in India, "those who
make decisions are not entirely
aware of its importance. Without
establishing the base of science, no
economic development is possible."
Group Picks'U'
As Focal Point
In School Study
(Continued from Page 1)
The program's first phase is the
collection of detailed social, edu-
cational, psychological and physi-
cal data on a sample of approxi-
mately 700 children, representing
various socio-economic and age
Clinical Appraisal
From systematic analysis of this
information in the summer of
1964 and a clinical appraisal of
the nature and extent of pupil
learning and adjustment problems,
the center in the second phase
would design a series of demon-
stration programs inpupil person-
nel services for field testing. Also
for 1964, the proposal calls for a
series of work conferences intend-
ed to provide information to in-
terested persons and institutions
in the Midwest.
For the third phase, beginning
in the summer or fall of 1965, the
center would institute its pre-
viously designed demonstration
programs at some schools.
Finally, the center would con-
duct a research examination on
an interdisciplinary basis of the
ultimate effects of service pro-
grams upon the health, behavior
and welfare of children in class-
rooms and community. At least
two regional conferences will be
held as a means of accomplishing
these goals.
'U' Origins
The origins of the University
grant go back to nearly two years
when a group of representatives
from several professions involved
in work with children discussed
provisions for services to school
age children, Prof. Cutler explain-
ed. The group soon became formal
and named itself IRCOPPS. It
met shortly with the National In-
stitute of Mental Health, which
had similar interests through its
concern with students with mental
health problems.
As a result, IRCOPPS received a
grant of more than one million
dollars from NIMH for activities
over a five-year period ending, in
1967. The activities mainly con-
sist of setting up regional centers,
such as presently exist at the Uni-
versity of Texas, Maryland and
California at Los Angeles.

SGC Forum'
To Feature{
Student Government Council's,
Election Committee is organizing
a series of speaker meetings for
SGC candidates, according to
elections director Nina Dodge, '64
Featured among these speaker
meetings will be an SGC foruma
entitled "Candidates Speak Out",
to be held Oct. 6 in the Union
Ballroom. It will be sponsored by
the Council ex-officio organiza-
tions in conjunction with the elec-
tions committee.
This forumwill afford each
candidate four minutes to speak,
the first two minutes on a pre-
arranged topic, Miss Dodge said.
She explained that the forum
will conclude with an open-end
question and answer period.
The SGC speaker program also
includes the Young Democrats
candidates meeting of Sept. 26,
Miss Dodge added.
She noted that Interfraternity
Council is nterviewing candidates
on Sept. 29. The International
Students Association will question
the candidates on the afternoon of
Oct. 3, while Inter-Quadrangle
Council will hold its speaker meet-
ing that evening.
Miss Dodge also announced that
sign-up sheets for students inter-
ested in being poll workers are
currently .posted around campus.
The speaker program is also in-
cluding visits by the candidates to
fraternity and sorority houses,
dormitories, co-operatives and
Graduate Student Council.
There are currently 10 candi-
dates running for eight seats, two
of which are for half-year terms.
Medical Center
Appoints Lewis
Miss Florence M. Lewis. an or-
dained Presbyterian minister, has
been appointed assistant chaplain
for the Medical Center, She is
possibly the first woman to hold
a full-time chaplaincy in a gen-
eral hospital in the United States.
Miss Lewis was assistant direc-
tor bf field education at McCor-
mick Theological Seminary, Chi-
cago, before coming here in April,
1962, to serve as resident chaplain.

'U' Researchers Imply Link
Of Viruses to Deformities

Center Wins
Gold Award'

Virus infections which reach an
unborn child through his mother's
bloodstream may be the cause of
birth defects, Professors Thomas
N. Evans of the Medical School
and Gordon C. Brown of the public
health school said yesterday.
A study begun in 1959 under
National Science Foundation sup-
Long Selects
'U' Professors
As Advisors
Professors Roger C. Cramton
and Frank E. Cooper of the Law
School were selected by Sen. Ed-
ward V. Long (D-Mo) Monday
to serve as members of a board
of consultants on the revision of
the federal Administrative Pro-
cedure Act.
The 20-member board of con-
sultants, including professors of
administrative law from various
universities throughout the coun-
try, will advise a special Senate
subcommittee, chaired by Long, on
revising the law which prescribes
the procedures to be followed by
federal regulatory agencies.
"Basically, the work of the sub-
committee will be to improve the
fairness and expedition of the
administrative proceedings of the
government agencies," Prof. Cram-
ton said. These include licensing
procedures, rate proceedings, gov-
ernment claims and government
For some time, many people
have felt that there was a need
to revise the act, which was en-
acted in 1946, he pointed out.
"Although the general standards
of the regulatory agencies have
always been very high, taking into
account developments of the last
15-20 years there is room to make
some improvement."
Various bills have already been
proposed to amend the act, Prof.
Cramton noted. The board of con-
sultants will study the drafts of
these proposals and make recom-
mendations to the subcommittee
on the pending legislation from
their findings.
Prof. Cramton said that the
initial phases of study and recom-
mendations will probably be com-
pleted by the end of the year.

port to which Brown and Evans
contribute work has placed four
viruses "under suspicion" of caus-
ing fetal damage, while many
more are being investigated.
If final results show a definite
correlation between these viruses
and birth defects such as in the
case of German measles, the next
step would be to develop vaccines
to immunize pregnant women
against the organisms.
Research originally consisted of
screening 23,898 birth records at
University Hospital from 1939 to
1959. It was determined that de-
fective male babies outnumber
their female counterparts by 40-
60 per cent.
Another fact which turned up
was that 17 out of 20 mothers
who gave birth to mongoloid chil-
dren had Type A blood, a type
which occurs only 10 per cent of
the time in the general population.

... birth defects
During the second phase, blood
samples of pregnant women were
taken periodically and the volun-
teers were asked to keep day-by-
day maternal diaries in which
they record any and all periods of
Viruses of types Coxcackie A-9,
B-2, B-4 and ECHO-9 were two-
and-a-half to six times more fre-
quent during pregnancy in women
who gave birth to defective babies
than in those who had normal

For Studies
For establishing a program
tailored to the needs of emotion-
ally disturbed teenagers, the ado-
lescent service of the Neuropsy-
chiatric Institute received yester-
day the Gold Award, the highest
achievement citation given by the
American Psychiatric Association.
Dr. Willard J. Hendrickson,
chief of the adolescent service
since its inception in 1952, credit-
ed success to the acknowledge-
ment that therapeutic techniques
traditionally used with adults sim-
ply are not appropriate to the
needs of teenagers. "Adolescents
are expending so much energy in
growing up that they cannot af-
ford to expend psychic energy on
any elective treatment of symp-
toms and conflicts."
The University program is the
only one of its kind in at least two
respects: it is administratively in-
dependent, and not, like most
other adolescent services, a subdi-
vision either of the children's or
of the adult service; and it pro-
vides inpatient treatment for both
boys and girls which is extensive
and long-term.
At present 19 boys and girls be-
tween the ages of 14 and 17 are
being treated as inpatients in a
semi-open unit which, the associa-
tion said, emphasizes pleasant
surroundings and de-emphasizes
The average period of hospital-
ization has been extended from
four months, in the early years of
the service, to more than a year.
Dr. Hendrickson said that of 400
inpatients treated to date about
80 per cent have been discharged
to nonpsychiatric group living
such as- in boarding schood, col-
lege and military service.
About 15 per cent are referred
on for further psychiatric hos-
pitalization. No more than five
per cent are discharged to their
homes, Dr. Hendrickson said.
To Fill Posts
For Carnival
Petitioning is now open for the
Michigras Central Committee and
a mass meeting will be held in
Roomrn3R of the Union at 7:30
p.m. today.
Petitioning is open to sopho-
mores, juniors and seniors. Some
of the committees which must be
filled are: publicity, amusements,
booth3 and parades.
The carnival event, held bien-
nially, is co-sponsored by the
Women's Athletic Association and
the Union. It begins with a parade
down State Street Friday after-
noon. Housing units divide into
teams which compete for prizes in
float-building and booths.
Yoist Fieldhouse is the setting
for a carnival midway Friday and
Saturday nights. The climax of
the weekend, and a year's work,
is late Saturday evening when
the prize floats and booths are
Michigras started as a county
fair n i1902. The project was then
sponsored by the M' Club and the
WAA. A parade was added to the
project three years after its
founding, and the event came to
resemble its present form. The
name Michigras was first applied
in 1937.
Then, as now, all profits from
the event go to charity.
Michigras has been a notable
financial success in past years.

University President and Mrs.
Harlan Hatcher will hold a stu-
dent tea in their home today from
4-6 p.m.
Indian Economist . ..
Prof. Prasanta C. Mahalanobis,.
secretary of the Indian Statisticall
Institute, will speak on 'The Use
of Fractile Graphical Analysis for
the Interpretation of Socio-
Economic and Biometric Data in
India" at 4 p.m. today in Rm. 2233,
Angell Hall.
Public Speaking,.
Prof. Keith Brooks of Ohio State
University's speech department
will discus how to be effective in
conversation, discussion, public
speaking and oral reading at 6:30
a.m. tomorrow on channel 4 on
the University Television Center's
"Speak Up" series.
Hirt Tickets .. .
Block ticket sales for the Uni-
versity Marching Band's annual
Varsity' Night, this year featuring

Across Campus

trumpeter Al Hirt, begin today at
the Hill Aud. ticket office. Pro-
ceeds from the concert to be held
Oct. 4 at 8:30 p.m., will go to
supplement the band's budget and
make it possible for the band to
make more out-of-town appear-
ances. General ticket sales begin
Hospitals* . .
Prof. Lawrence A. Hill of the
School of Business Administration
announced yesterday that a study
of the role of a voluntary state-
wide agency in the planning of
hospitals and related health fa-
cilities in Michigan will be con-
ducted by the Bureau of Hospital
Administration of the University
Graduate School of Business Ad-
26264] E E U IT
"LAWRENCE" Is Certainly the
Most Intelligent of the
-David Zimmerman, Mich. Daily


WMU Opens Honors Program

By Intercollegiate Press
KALAMAZOO-Western Michi-
gan University is establishing an
honors college for outstanding stu-
dents who are interested in un-
usual opportunities and privileges,
President James W. Miller an-
nounced here recently.
A major requirement of all stu-
dents in the honors college will be
the continuance of an intensive
reading program, completing or an
original paper, work of art or the
like, and, as a senior, undergoing
a rigorous oral examination.
"The honors college is primarily
an enterprise to closely associate
students, subject and staff," Sam-
uel I. Clark, director of honors,
said. "The honors college student
is expected to pursue a program of
general education, a major area of
intellectual interest, and a minor
area of intellectual interest.
"He will be urged to pursue basic
intellectual skills such as com-
munication, clear thinking, lan-
guages and mathematics. We will
also advise that he acquire esthe-
tic skills, and insights in the vis-
ual, musical and literary arts.
"The ultimate objective of the
honors college is the cultivation of
young men and women who will
excel in all dimensions of human
Prof. Clark also points out that
along with the added academic
responsibilities, the honors college
students will enjoy certain pre-
rogatives such as specially arrang-
ed programs of study; special
courses of individual study, read-
ing and research; exemption from
certain course requirements, pre-
requisites, and restrictions; prior-
ity in enrollment and use of re-
search equipment; exemption from
adminstrative limitations on num-
bers of hours of enrollment in a
semester and in a subject; and
greater consideration in housing
and working.

BOSTON-It will probably never
replace the "coffee break," but at
Boston University a unique "dis-
cussion break" has captured the
interest, of a group of students,
faculty and staff personnel.
The Informal Education Pro-
gram, as the "break" is known of-
ficially, is a plan designed pri-
marily to create a broad intel-
lectual environment and bring
down some of the barriers to com-
munication between students, fac-
ulty and administrative personnel
in, areas not usually considered
For six consecutive weeks, pro-
fessors and students meet for 90
minutes in informal discussion
groups on a first-name basis. Sub-
jects of discussion are chosen by
members spontaneously. E a c h
group has 12 members, two of
whom serve as co-leaders. Their
role is to probe, summarize and
held the group evaluate its pro-
An integral aspect of the over-
all program is the participating
leaders' workshops, conducted
weekly for a period of six weeks
and attended by group leaders.
They are designed to explore some
of the problems encountered by

participating leaders during group
* * *
LAWRENCE, Kan.-A Western-
Eastern Civilization program, sim-
lar in structure to the University
of Kansas' 17-year-old Western
Civilization course, is being pre-
pared by that university on a
$177,000 grant from the Ford
Eventually, this new program
may be offered as a substitute for
the present Western Civilization
study, according to Associate Dean
Francis Heller of the College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences. The
grant is designed to aid in develop-
ing new international education
The experiment with a Western.
Eastern Civilization program will
continue for three years.
The university will introduce
two new internationally-oriented
courses this fall, four in the spring
of 1964 and four more the follow-
ing fall.
. One possibility for a new course
would be an introduction to soci-
ology with an Oriental slant. Such
a course would aim at achieving a
more "universal description of so-
cial . structure," Prof. Norman
Jacobs said.



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