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African Student Finds Discrimination



Khrushchev Calls for Disarmam


NEW DELHI (5F - Following
in Pres dent DwightD. Eisenhow-
er's footsteps, Nikita S. Khrush-
chev swung into his South Asian
tour here yesterday with a call for
world disarmament.
He said disarmament is now
strictly u'p to the West.
Welcomed in relatively low-
keyed fashion by New Delhi street
crowds, the Soviet Premier -
whom Pres. Rajendra Prasad has
termed "the second messenger of
peace" - said it is pointless to
argue whether modern war would
mean greater losses for one side
or another.
At airport welcoming ceremo-
nies, before India's parliament and
at a banquet given in his honor

by Prasad, Khrushchev held that
was must be abandoned as mad-
Looking weary and in a somber
mood, the 65-year-old Russian
leader told India's parliament:
"It is our firm conviction that
the principles of peaceful coex-
istence should be the basis for
settling all disputed'-international
issues. This means that the way
to solve them should be through
negotiations on an equal footing
rather than through pressure and
dictation tactics,"
Speaking of the 10-nation, East-.
West disarmament conference to
open in Geneva March 15,
Khrushchev said:. "Let me assure
you the Soviet Union will do ev-
erything in its power to assure
that these talks result in a treaty
of general and complete disarma-
ment. The solution of these prob-
lems now depends on the West-
ern side."

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during his half
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250,000 persons Asks $164 Million
ail Khrushchev on For Total Proosal
a Moscow, against
lion - some quar- LANSING () - A $164 million
and one-hale mil- .
re in the surging, capital outlay program for 1960-61
ng that cheered was proposed to the Legislature
this point on his yesterday by Gov. G. Mennen Wil-
>dwill tour two liams.
The state's colleges and univer-
heme of both Eis- sities and mental hospitals would
receive $125 million of the total.
Khrushchev was For the University, Williams'
dship. plan included:
he secondd unit, fluids engi-
neering building, $2,355,000; phys-
ics and astronomy building, $4,-
n t 330,000; heating and plant serv-
ices, $4,850,000; Institute of Sci-
ence and Technology, $3,815,000;
mathematics and computing cen-
ter, $4,750,000; medical science
ff MIE. wbuilding, $400,000 for planning;
medical center, $1,170,974.
The governor proposed financ-
ing of the new construction
through $150 million in building
To Charge Rent
A review of the projects and
close attention to economies would
enable realization of a major part
of the program for the smaller
figure, the governor said.
Williams proposed the bond is-
sues be retired by charging the
state agencies rent for their new
HRUSHCHEV The Legislature rejected simi-
small welcome lar bond issue proposals by the
Governor the past two sessions.
Only $12 million of the most ur-
gent new construction, to be fi-
Starting nanced out of current revenues,
was authorized last year.
Today "Unless we act so'on to provide
the new buildings made necessary
.oth* by the growth of the state, we will
fall so far behind it will be a vir-
IOus tual impossibility to catch up." the
governor said.
ta n's 'only Answer
The bonding method, he assert-1
W in ed, is the only answer. That way,
-he said, the state can obtain the
hich new buildings quickly and pay fori
{, them while they are being used.i
perb We are already at the point
where the piled-up need for new
construction is so great it can no
Yorker longer be financed out of current
A number of other states, not-
ably Pennsylvania, he said, use
the bonding method to finance
new construction.
"This is no different than the
normal method used by individual
citizens to buy their homes or to
construct business buildings."
Major Projects
Majo rprojects proposed for the
other universities included:
Michigan State University -
general classroom and office
building, $5,000,000; mechanical
engineering building, $4,000,000;
administration building addition,
$3,132,000; chemistry building,
$4,500,000; chemstry building ren-
ovation, $1,453,000; phytotron, $2,-
S000 000; MSU-O Science and En-
. x rEgineering Building, $2,000,000.
SWayne State University - gen-
eral classroom building, $5,250,-
000; medical research building,
$2,250,000; physics unit, $1,500,-
000; pharmacy building, $625,000;
engineering building, $1,50,000;
rehabilitation old main building,

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the
third in a series of interviews with
international students. The sub-
ject is an African Negro.)
A Negro from Sudan reports he
has encountered discrimination
since coming to this country and
entering the University.
"But once I start speaking to a
person and he finds I'm a foreign-
er, his attitude changes."
When he came to Ann Arbor 15
months ago, the African had some
difficulty in finding an apartment
Hie and a group of friends were all
looking for housing at the same
time. They called several land-
lords and contacted both private
owners and real estate firms who
informed them they did not rent
to "foreign students."
"When we phoned some people,
they would tell us to look at the
apartment. "When we got there, if
the landlord was a man, he would
say his wife had already rented
the place and if it was a woman
she told us her husband had al-
ready leased it."
Asked if ,he had been surprised
by this treatment, he noted he
had expected some discrimination
in this country, but thinks that
few people are in favor of segre-
gation and realize that "this at-
titude is not good for the prestige
of America."
Hits Target
in a pointed boost for its hard
pressed Nike-Zeus anti-missile
project - claimed yesterday a
faster-than-sound anti-aircraft
rocket intercepted and killed an-
other supersonic missile on the
first try.
In claiming the first such
known kill, the Army showed
newsmen a motion picture of the
test Jan. 29 over White Sands,
N. M. .
The hunter-killer was a Hawk
anti-aircraft missile and its prey
a short range bombardment rock-
et called Honest John. The Hawk
carried a conventional high ex-
plosive warhead.
When the two missiles collided
several miles up their combined
impact speed was an estimated
2,000 miles an hour, the Army re-
Although the demonstration
was intended to show a high speed
missile intercept is possible, the
problems of knocking down In-
tercontinental Ballistic Missiles
are infinitely more complex and
And knocking down ICBMs
would be the mission of the Nike-
President Eisenhower has with-
held 137 million dollars in produc-
tion money pending more tests of
the Nike-Zeus in the Pacific this

He also experienced discrimina-
tion in Detroit' and Cincinnati
where he was refused service at
restaurants because of his race.
"But Americans don't treat.for-
eigners the same as American
He and a friend had stopped at
a restaurant along the express-
way for coffee recently, although
they were afraid they would, not
be served. But when the owner
found out they were foreign stu-
dents, he welcomed them, talked
to them at some length and "even
gave us free coffee."
Speak Fluently
The graduate student, who is
studying highway engineering, ex-
plained that the approximately 20
African students here don't have
much difficulty understanding
lectures and textbooks, since they
speak English fluently, the Brit-
ish educational system being used
in most of the African countries
which have been British colonies.
, Because he got his Bachelor's
degree from the University of
London, his credits transferred
with full credit, although several
other African students have en-
rolled here as special students un-
til they can earn extra credit.
Used to the "year system" of
education, where courses extend
through the entire academic year,
he criticized the American semes-
ter system and objective quizzes
as a part of "the rapid American
Likes Choice
He is used to the type of ex-
amination where the student is
given a choice of questions and
prefers this to the American type
because "they don't show proper-
ly what the student knows." While
in favor of open-book tests for
graduate students, he admitted
they required a great deal of time
and wider experience than most
undergraduate students have.
Praising University professors
for their understanding attitude
toward international students'
difficulty with language, he said,
"Sometimes we don't use the ex-
act word, but the professor looks
on the better side."
Most African students are here
on scholarships from their gov-
ernment or are exchange students
Vho are finnaced as a part of the
American assistance to underde-
veloped countries.
Groups Separated
As for the social acceptance of
African students by American stu-
dents, he said international stu-
dents mix more among themselves
than with American ones. He
didn't know which group was
more responsible for the separa-
Foreign students don't usually
participate in many University ac-
tivities because things like foot-
ball, dancing and other American
pastimes are very new to them.
Most international students also
have to study a great deal because
of the'Ilanguage difference and the
more rapid pace of the semester

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International Ladies'
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David Dubinsky, President
MEMO TO: Editor,
FROM: Gus Tyler, Director,
ILGWU Training Institute
Your readers, especially those under the
age of 35, have been a source of talent, in-
spiration and raw material for us during
the last few years. Each year, we have heard
from your readers in response to our appeal
for dedicated young men and women to work
in the labor movement.
We are convinced that in every generation
there is a segment of young people who would
like to play a courageous and active role in
changing the shape of things, and we are
therefore renewing our invitation to a
career that others-in this decade--have
found a rewarding way of life.
The International Ladies' Garment Work-
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to prepare young men and women for careers
in labor leadership. The one-year course
combines classroom and field work. Those
who complete the course are assigned to a
full-time job with the union.
With the j ob comes the challenge--to pro-
vide the kind of dedicated and ethical
leadership that will make the American
labor movement the creative social force it
seeks to be.
The Training Institute is now in its tenth
year. 140 of its graduates now hold union
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