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THE MICHIGAN DAII.V

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OCTOBER 17, 196:

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Dey Says India-U.S. Pact
Would Raise War Threat

ADVANCED CREDIT

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tems used in one nation may not
apply directly to another nation.
He compared social systems to
a plant which "flourishes in one
climate, but has to be grafted be-j
fore it can grow in another."
As second major guest of the
evening, President Hatcher was
presented with an honorary mem-'
bership in the association.
Acept Plan
For Merger
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from the University and possibly
be placed under the jurisdiction of
the Office of Student Affairs.
Both the Union and the League
are opposed to the Pierpont view.
They argue that their budgets
(particularly in the case of the
Union) are not aimed at profits
but at a break-even point. They
say that this is done to provide
the University as many benefits
as possible.
They. are adamant about the
importance of student participa-
tion at all levels of both service
and activities decisions.
To underscore his view Pierpont
has refused to chair the imple-
mentation committee which would
work out the merger along the
lines of the Robertson Report. He
does not want to be part of any
board or committee where his
professional viewpoints might be
overruled by "laymen."
The Union and League see the
issue as one of a student (and
also alumni and faculty) voice;
Pierpont sees the issue as one of
efficiency. The problem is whether
there can be a compromise.
The University seems to be in
favor of the University Center
idea. At that same December
meeting, Pierpont suggested some
of the components such a unit
might include: a conference cen-
ter, an international student cen-
ter and a faculty center. In all
these areas the University now has
inadequate facilities.
There is no guarantee, however,
that the University will turn to
the Union and League for the
solution to its problems-particu-
larly if Pierpont remains opposed
to the merger-plans.
Already the University is plan-
ning a student-faculty center on
North Campus. Neither the Union
nor the League participated in the
drawing of these plans. Neither
organization can afford to be by-
passed in this type of University
planning. Should the University
build its own conference center,
for instance, both would suffer
heavy financial losses.
If the Regents can effect some
compromise whereby students, fac-
ulty and alumni retain a strong
voice over services and autonomy
over activities, the merger plans
may proceed. It is doubtful that
the Union or League would accept
any other conditions.

Gr-oesbe4
By JOHN KENNY
The Advanced Placement pro-
gram, which enables high school
students to gain college credit
through specially designed fresh-
man courses, is being expanded at
the University.
;The program mushroomed from
six students in 1955 to 407 who
participated this year.
"This year there has been a def-
inite increase," Assistant Director
of Admissions Byron L. Groesbeck
said. "The number of freshmen
entering the University with ad-
vanced placement credit is about
eight per cent."
Credit Areas
This year 407 students submit-
ted a total of 581 exams, of which
333 were awarded credit, Groes-
beck reported.
English 115, mathematics 63,
history 8, chemistry 40, German 9,
physics 12, biology 15, Spanish 9,
Latin 2, and French 10.
The philosophy of the advanced'
placement program is based on the
ability of certain high school stu-
dents to complete freshman college
courses while still in high school,
and upon examination to receive
credit for these courses.
Enthusiastic Faculty
Faculty members who supervise
the program are enthusiastic in
their approval of advanced place-
ment.
Advanced placement was initiat-
ed in the fall of 1953 by Gordon
Chalmers, president of Kenyon
College in Gambier, Ohio; and
William Cornog, principal of New
Trier High School in Winnetka,
Ill.
The joint effort by college and
secondary school educators re-
flects advanced placement's "pe-
culiar characteristic of cooperative
effort," Prof. Frank O. Copley of
the classical languages department
Prlot Groips
Commence
New Activities
The pilot groups in honors hous-
ing, Blagdon and X houses of
Markley Hall, have begun to show
increased activity.
The two houses, which are com-
posed of from 60 to 75 per cent
honors students, are expected to
work in close conjunction with the
Honors Steering Committee to per-
petuate cultural and educational
activities. While this official pro-,
css has not begun to function the
honors houses have taken matters
into their own hands and have
begun planning.
Among the activities that stu-
dents have introduced indepen-
dently are a chamber orchestra, a
madrigal singing group, and a!
jazz group. Plans for the future
include discussions after concerts
and cultural events, led by pro-
fessors from the Honors Council.
Offices are being established in
Markley for more personal and on
the spot guidance and counseling
for honors students.

BYRON L. GROESBECK
... placement increase
and author of "The American High
School and the Talented Student,"
said.
Superior Students
Prof. Copley's book, published in
1961, represents two years of study
of statewide programs for super-
ior students.
Advanced placement grew out of
a previous concept of early ad-
mission, Groesbeck explained.
The early admission program,
begun at the University of Chicago
in the early 1950's, "recognized in-
dividual differences in academic
ability and the increased atten-
tion paid to it," Groesbeck said.
Challenging Environment
Chicago admitted exceptional
high school students in their jun-
ior or senior years to permit them
to enjoy a more challenging aca-
demic environment.
Many professional educators re-
acted strongly against early ad-
mission, citing the social and emo-
tional difficulties encountered by
the younger student in a university
environment.
Countering these difficulties by
permitting the student to complete
freshman courses while still in
high school, advanced placement
met with enthusiastic response.
C.E.E.B.
Advanced placement is adminis-
tered by the College Entrance Ex-
amination Board, Princeton, N.J.
A general syllabus and suggested
texts are submitted to high school
teachers.
Exams are prepared by a board
of university and secondary school
teachers. Both essay and objec-
tive questions are used, and the
essay sections are corrected by a
committee of readers early in June.
Determine Credit
Results and course descriptions
are sent to the college of the en-
tering student which determines if
credit will be granted and to what
extent..
, Exams are graded on a five-
point scale. At the University
grades of five, four and three re-
ceive college credit. A score of two
may receive placement in a higher
level course without credit. A
grade of one receives neither cred-
it nor placement.
Placement in language courses,;
however, also depends on a stu-

dent's performance in the Univer-
sity's language proficiency exams.
Cites Average
Last year eight students enter-
ed with 20-22 credit hours. The
average student receives six cred-
its, Groesbeck said.
Administrators and f a c u l t y
members agreed that most stu-
dents- who enter the University
with advanced placement credit
perform at least as well as those
students who took the comparable
University course.
Advantages for the students are
two-fold. Advanced placement per-
mits acceleration (finishing un-
dergraduate degree work sooner
than normal) and what educators
term "enrichment."
Extra Courses
By taking advantage of the ex-
tra time gained through adv nced
placement, the student is able to
take "enrichment" courses that
would ordinarily be impossible be-
cause of increasing degree and
department requirements.
"The biggest advantage is not
that the student gets out sooner,,
but that he is able to take courses
that he otherwise would be unable
to'take," Prof. Robert C. Taylor of
the chemistry department said.
Advanced placement "speeds the
student on his way and saves him
time and money," Prof. Hubert M.
English, department of English,
said.
Economy
"From the faculty point of view,
it economizes on our time. It
means three credit hours at the
freshman level we don't have to
teach," Prof. English added.
In language courses, Prof. James
C. O'Neil, chairman of the Ro-
mance languages department, said
the program allows the student to
satisfy his language -requirement
on arrival and begin his language
study at the "major level" courses.
Advanced placement allows stu-
dents headed for graduate or pro-
fessional schools to begin their
studies sooner, Prof. Copley said.
Shortened Schooling
"Society has an interest in
shortening schooling. If the stu-
dent gets through six months
sooner, society has his services
six months sooner," he added.
The program has been an im-
portant influeice in "tightening
up the whole educational struc-
ture" of the country, Prof. Copley
said. "It also upgrades the whole
high school program."
"But," he added, "there is dan-
ger of too much pressure being
placed on the student by teachers
or parents-the danger of advanc-
ed placement becoming a status
symbol."
For Exceptional Students
"If a student has difficulty in
an advanced placement program,
he shouldn't be there. The pro-
gram was not designed for this
type of student," Prof. Copley em-
phasized.
Placement in languages is espe-
cially difficult, Paul Brubacher,
admissions counselor, said. Prof.
O'Neil noted the difficulty in plac-
ing the students, but added "We
don't receive many complaints,
which makes us think 90 per cent

of the time we're on the right
beam."
"We're aware that other'schools,
and quite respectable ones, too,
have granted more credit than we
did," he commented. Efforts to
find out how other schools place
advanced placement language stu-
dents have been fruitless, Prof.
O'Neil said.
Future trends indicate that the
advanced placement program will
continue to expand, but gradually
taper off.
"The better high school-mid-
dle-class suburban schools where
a large per cent of the student
body goes to college-got into the
program from the first. Now the
program is beginning to spread out
to the smaller schools where its
growth will be gradual," Prof. Co'p-
ley said.
"The program will .increase
gradually as more and more stu-
dents get a good high school edu-
cation and more students realize
they can get 3-6 credits for $10,"
Prof. English said.
Survey Backs
School Growth
In Wisconsin
A recent survey of Wisconsin
residents revealed that a large ma-
jority favors allowing all qualified
students an opportunity to have a
college education and that ,the
University of Wisconsin should not
limit its student body in an effort
to keep operating costs from rising,
The survey asked: should Wis-
consin "constantly expand and
improve even though this would
require more tax support from the
state, or should the university try
to hold the line, even though some
qualified students might not be
admitted in the future and some
research activities might have to
be cut back?"
The results showed that 72 per
cent of those polled said that ex-
pansion should occur, 8 per cent
said "it depends" and 20 per cent
thought it should "hold the line."
A breakdown of the reasons for
these opinions revealed that 62
per cent favored an education for
all qualified students and 35 per
cent felt that expansion of the
university is necessary.
While 15 per cent of those polled
felt that because of added taxes
enrollment should stay the same,
another 65 per cent favored the in-
crease in enrollment even if this
meant an increase in state tax
support.
The survey also asked how the
residents ranked their university
and found that 32 per cent ranked
it among the top five colleges and
universities with 50 per cent rank-
ing it in the top ten.
Only six out of every ten of the
residents questioned were willing
to estimate the annual operating
budget of the school and in most
cases they underestimated. Of
those guessing 61 per cent over-
estimated the state contribution.

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to this prog. Appli. must be received
not later than Feb. 20, 1964.
POSITION OPENINGS:
Pillsbury Co., Minneapolis, Minn. -
Opening for Production Supt. Wanted
immed. for Omaha location. BS in
Chem. Eng., pref. with additional trng.
& supv. in human rels &/or bus, prac-
tices. Exper. 3 yrs. min. in organic
chem. operations, pilot plant, or prod.;
2 yrs. min. supv. exper.
Sun Oil Co., Philadelphia, Pa.-Many
and various openings including: Basic
Res.-Chem.; Analyt. Res.-Chem; Res.
Microbiol.; Prod. Dev.; Tech. Econ.; De-
sign Engrg.;! EE; Econ. Planning-Pro-
duct Sales-any BA degree.

Mich. Civil Service - 1. Highway
Planner IIA-2 yrs. exper. in urban &/or
system planning units of the Highway
Planning Div. More exper. required for
higher level position. 2. Psychiatrist
VII-Possession of license Io practice
medicine in Mich. plus 2 yrs. exper. as
psychiatrist. Apply by Nov. 4 for these
positions.
Speed Queen, Div. of McGraw Edison
Co., Ripon, Wisc. - Seeking Salesmen.
Degree pref., but not required. Exper.
not necessary-must have sales per-
sonality. Extensive trng. prog. Will sell
coin-operated appliances to Appliance
Stores, Furniture Stores & various dis-
tribtitors. Each rep, will have own ter-
ritory. Various locations. Desire single
men who have completed mill. oblig.
Continental Credit Co., Albion, Mich.
Credit & Solicitation Sales-Seeking__

IF you are dedicated to research, come to an expanding organization
where basic research provides a solid foundation for the program; where recognition
for accomplishments brings opportunities for new projects and' programs to chal-
lenge the future; and where ydu have the opportunity to pursue fundamental
discoveries or follow their expansion into more applied fields.
IF you desire to be associated with a research center internationally
recognized, small enough to give attention to individual growth and advancement
and at the same time part of a larger organization offering many benefits, such
as diverse research projects appealing to particular interests, freedom to exchange
ideas and results, and recurring opportunities for higher positions either here or
elsewhere.
IF your objective is one or all of these:
To specialize in a chosen field and to build scientific status for yourself
To grow professionally through your work and study, stimulating semi-
nars, and advanced lecture courses by visiting professors and other
leading scientists
To advance vertically in the same line of work as fast and as far as your
ability will take you
To present papers before national and international scientific meetings
To enjoy the advantages of freedom to publish
IF these are your goals, then join us and advance your career in
challenging basic and applied research on the derivaties, reactions, structure, and
general physical and chemical properties of organic chemical raw materials.
Sign up for interview with our representative on
October 23, 1963
At your Placement Office

men for credit & collection. Future
oppor. for advancement to field supv.
or mgmt. positions. Degree not required.
Exper. not necessary. Must have own
car. Can also use part-time and summer
employees.
Conn. Civil Service-i. Medical Social
Work Consultant-Degree plus 4 yrs.
exper. 2. Librarian I-Degree plus 1 yr.
grad study leading to MS in Library
Sci. Residence waived. Apply by Nov. 6.
Northwestern National Life Insurance
Co., Detroit, Mich. - Salesmen - de-
gree pref. but not required. Exper. not
necessary. Training on salary basis for
approx. 11 yr% Detroit suburban ter-
ritory. Must have own car. Oppor. to
advance within company. Life, accident,
health & group insurance sales.
Navy Dept. - Civilian job opportuni-
ties include: Traffic Mgmt. Specialist;
EE; Mgmt. Analysts; Mathematicians;
Supv. Contract Adminstrator; Illustra-
tor (tech, equip); Tech. Publications
Writer-Editor (phys. seiI & engrg.);
Chemists; Ops. Res. Analysts; etc.
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SHOE REPAIRING
Quick Service available on request
FILECCIA BROTHERS
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s ENGINEERING PLACEMENT INTER-
VIEWS-Seniors & grad students, please
sign interview schedule posted at 128-H
W. Engrg. for appointments with the
following:
OCT. 18-
B. F. Goodrich Co., Research Center
in Brecksville, Ohio; Chem. Co.-North-
eastern Ohio, Ky., Ill. & N.Y.-All De-
grees: ChE, EM & ME. Prof.: Applied
Mech's. BS: E Physics. BS-MS: Mat'ls.
R. & D., Des., Prod. & Sales.
Great Lakes Carbon Corp., Niagara
Falls, N.Y.-BS: ChE, EE, ME & Met.
May grads. R. & D., Prod. & Sales.
The Mitre Corp., Bedford, Mass.,
Wash., D.C., Colorado Springs, Co.-
All Degrees: EE & Math. MS-PhD: Phys-
ics & Instru. BS: E Physics. R. & D.,,
De s., Sys. Engrg.
Stewart-Warner Corp., Alemite & In-
strument Div., Chicago; Electronics
Div., Chicago; South Wind Div., Indian-
apolis-BS-MS: EE & ME. BS: AE &
Astro. & IE. R. & D.,' Des., Prod. &
Sales.
(p.m.)-
S n Oil Co., Process Dev., Marcus
Hook, Pa.-MS-PhD: ChE. R. & D.
Texaco, Inc., Res. & Technical Dept.,
Sales Dept.-Al Degrees: ChE. BS: EE,
IE, ME & Met. R. & D. & Sales.'
Texas Instruments, Inc., Corporate
Res. & Engnr. Div., Dallas,, Texas--
Apparatus Div., Dallas, Tex.-Semicon-
ductor/Components Div., Dallas, Texas
-All Degrees: ChE, EE, ME & Met.
Chem. (Analyt., Inorg. & Phys.) & Phys-
ics. R. & D., Des., Prod.
Pert-Time
Employment
The following part-time jobs are
available. Applications for these jobs
can be made in the Part-time Plac( gent
Office, 2200 Student Activities Bldg.,
during the following hours: Mon. thru
Fri., 8 a.m. til 12 noon and 1:30 til 5 p.m.

Employers desirous of hiring students
Ifor part-time or full-time temporary
work, should contact Dave Lowman,
Part-time Interviewer at NO 3-1511, Ext.
3553.
Students desiring miscellaneous odd
jobs should consult the bulletin board
in Room 2200, daily.
-Several Psychological subjects need-
ed. Must be male and over 21 years
of age.
-Several miscellaneous positions
available, both on and off campus.
1-Pharmacy student to work in drug
store. Good experience.
1-Position open for a person ex-
perienced in hand typesetting and
makeup to work in print shop.
ORGANIZATION
NOTICES
Cercle Francais, Baratin, Oct. 17, 3-5
p.m., 3050 FB.
* * *
Congr. Disc. E & R Stud. Guild, Mid-
week Worship, Oct. 17, 12:10-12:40 p.m.,
Douglas Memorial Chapel.
Mich. Christian Fellowship, Discus-
sion Hour, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., Union.
Christian Science Org., Regulation
Testimony Meeting, Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m.,
Lower Level, SAB, Rm. 528D.
.' * 4,
Unitarian Student Group, Oct. 20,7:30
p.m., Unitarian Church. Speaker: David
Wulff, Psychology Dept., "The Psy-
chology of Worship."
* * *
U. of M. Friends of SNCC, Executive
Committee Meeting, Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m.,
SAB.

For further information, please
General Div., Bureau of Appts.
SAB, Ext. 3544.

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ENGINEERING GRADUATES
The Inland Steel Company, East Chicago, Indiana, invites
you to investigate our many career opportunities. Our rep-
resentatives will be on your campus on Wednesday, October

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