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Delhi Exchange Student Sends Letter

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Miss Ilze Pur-
lnalis is presently studying Indian
history at Delhi University ,on a
Student government Council schol-'
arship. Durdng this year she will be
writing articles, and sending pho-
tographic features. Later, she will
be showing slides, and talking
about her experiences in Delhi. The
following are parts of her first open
letter to the campus.
Our world has been becoming
smaller and smaller %by means of
technological advancements; this
is obvious to all of us.
Likewise, we .are realizing that
along with improvements in con-
munications between counitries
and continents there must also be
a growth of mutual understand-
ing and respect among the peoples
inhabiting those physical areas.
This has becomp a mfajor chal-
lenge of our age.
Our Student Government Coun-
cil has long been aware of this
challenge, and this year has start-

ed a new program in hopes of
developing closer ties between the
United States and India.
At this time I would like to
share with you some of my first
impressions of Delhi.
Cities Fascinating
The old city Delhi and the new
capital city of India, New Delhi,
together make a fascinating place.
They symbolize one of the most
outstanding characteristics of In-
dia today - the constant con-
trast between the old and the new.
At times, the old and the new ex-
ist together in perfect harmony;
at times there is a definite con-
flict between the two.
Certainly the area of the state.
buildings in. New Delhi is a re-
sult of marvelous planning and
can vie with any in the world.
Likewise in New Delhi is what
could be compared to a shopping
center except it is more inclusive.

The whole shopping and restau-
rant area has been developed in
a circular manner with an inside
and outside circle. However, right
off from this is an old-time way
bazaar - a street lined with open
wooden stalls.
Appear Colorful
Delhi's streets present a very
colbrful aspect. In the first place,
the traffic appears to be com-
pletely impossible. According. to
the rules, one should drive on the
left hand side, but perhaps be-
cause there is no line everybody
considers the whole street his own.
As a result, it is really a chal-
lenge and a skill to drive, ride a
bicycle, or even walk across a
Enjoys Variety
I really enjoy the variety of ve-
hicles or conveyances that are
used here. Bicycles and motorcy-
cles are both very popular, and


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not the clink
11. Dissolve
her defenses
12. ......hoiuo
13. It looks
like H
15. Actress Hagen
16. Target for
French blade
18. Downs in
24. This one you've
gotta dig
28. With the l
lip curled
24. Mr. Yale
25. And so forth S
26. What gagmen
paradoxically S
try to produce
29. When your S
throat tells you
it's time forr
upto Kooll
23. This is the way
to, go,' formally "
84. Ill-advised
$5. Half ersats
$6. Catskill
without a cat'
40. Make like the
new Marilyn
41. You are (French)
43. Steady number,
44. Struggle
45. French novelist
46. It's after Sept.
47. Colleen4and.
4&. Country-style

49. Kind of Vegas
60. One for the pot
1. A refreshing
2. Prep with a rep
S. It's a comfort
4. It does the
. Sweetie's
last name
11 Bl13ame
7. Head man at
some colleges
K. Describing
certain boats
14. Kool kind
of magic
17. What Grampa had
to do to propose
19. A nut
21. Atype of
22. There's one for
every her
26. He started,
"The Tatler"
27. Buy Koolas
by th&!!!_...
the occasion ,
$0. One of they
vitamin 's
$1. Vehicle for
drag race
82. The main course
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smoothness in
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"Shall we?"
42. Little sister
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there are also quite a few cars,
mostly the small "foreign" varie-
ty. However, there are some
American brands around attract-
ing usually quite a bit of atten-
tion since they look oversized
among all the little "bugs." Buti
while the cars whiz by, carts
drawn by buffalo amble by as
they have for ages. Horse drawn
carts are common also.1
For public conveyances there are
taxis which are *usually driven by1
the turbaned and bearded Sikhs,
who certainly add class to that
transportation. There are also
public buses, usually very crowded,
but otherwise economic means of
transportation. They do not have
much of a time-table, or if they
do, they don't seem to follow it.
There are also "scooters," essen-
tially motorcycles drawing small
wagons; horse drawn carriages;
and rickashaws, which are usually
propelled by a bicycle.
Mentions Cows
No street scene in India could
be completed without the men-
tion of the sacred cow. They walk
the streets and even lie down in
the middle of the traffic at their
leisure. However, they are more
common in Delhi than New Delhi.
In New Delhi, I have even found
some signs prohibiting buffalo
traffic on some streets. Modern
civilization is becoming quite ag-
The major thing of any place
is, of course, the people. Just
watching people on the street one
is impressed with the variety --
in features, dress, and well-being.
Attire is varied to the point that
there doesn't seem any limit to
what one could wear.
However, more than anything I
have appreciated and enjoyed the
hospitality of the Indian people.
Wherever I have turned, I have
found helpfulness and friendli-
So much for first impressions;
now I would like to see how much
I cani go beyond them.
So, in the remaining nine or
ten months, I shall try and find
the "Real India" for me, and I
will also attempt to convey as
much as I can of it to you.
To Be Taken
Marshall Scholarship applica-
tions are now available at the
Scholarship Office, 2011 Student
Activities Bldg.
The scholarships are for study
at British universities, and carry
a stipend of over two thousand
Applications are open to both
married and single people who are
under 28 years of age.
Completed forms are due by
Oct. 20.

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Tomorrow night many playboys
or would-be playboys will troupe t
off with their dates to the all-
campus Playboy Prance at the
League ballroom. Here they will c
swing to the music of Johnny Har-
berd- and his orchestra; addition-
al entertainment will be provided
by Bob McAllen, '62E and Carl
Fatzinger, '60NR, the Kingston
Other bon vivants have chosen
the Northwestern-Michigan game
weekend for parents' weekends.
Many houses, prompted by last
week's victory, have planned par-
ties and dances of their own.
Kappa Delta sorority girls will
play hostess to their fathers this
weekend. They will have Saturday
luncheon at the house, and then
fathers and daughters will attend
the game. An open-open house
will follow the game, and cider
and doughnuts will be served. Sat-
urday dinner will be at the house,
and that night the girls have
planned a party centering on. a
Monte Carlo theme. Prizes will be
awarded to the luckiest fathers,
and later on in the evening there
will be a father-daughter dance.
Zeta Beta Tau fraternity plans
an open house with refreshments
tonight, and tomorrow night they
will have a party in honor of their
new pledge class. They have en-
gaged the Boll Weevils band for
the affair.
* . .
Alpha Chi Omega sorority will
have an open house after the
game from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The
Johnny Harberd band will play
and cider and donuts will be
The Phi Rho Sigma medical
fraternity plans an informal par-
ty for tomorrow night beginning
at 9 p.m. The Pho Rho's and their
dates 'will sing with Bruce Omart
and his guitar.
The Sigma Delta Tau sorority
girls will have their parents for
weekend house guests. They will
have brunch before the game, and
mothers will receive mums. After
the game the SDT's will have an
open-open house followed by a
parent-daughter band dance and
the girls will present a skit. A
Sunday banquet at the Union's
Anderson Room will conclude the
* * *
Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity has
planned its fathers' w e e k e n d
around the Michigan-NU game.
Both luncheon and dinner will be
at the house, and fathers and sons
will attend the game. That night
the Alpha Sigs have planned an
informal party at the house for
their fathers.
Pi Beta Phi sorority plans an
open house after the game. The
Boll Weevils will play and the Pi
Phi's will serve hot cider, coffee,
and donuts.
* * C
Delta Sigma Phi fraternity will
have their annual affair honoring
fathers this weekend. The Delt
Sigs have planned S a t u r d a y
luncheon and dinner for fathers
and sons at the house. They will
attend the game together that
afternoon, and Saturday night
will be a party at the house.
Fathers will arrive for luncheon
at the Zeta Tau Alpha house at
11:30 a.m., and then fathers and
daughters will attend the game
together. They will return from
the game for cider and donuts,
followed by dinner at a dining
room in the Union at 6:30 p.m.
Following the banquet, they will
return to the house where the
Zeta's will present a takeoff on
"Father's Weekend 1959." The
house and the banquet table will

bep decorated with chrysanthe-
mums in autumn hues.
Prof. Polansky
To Give Report
Prof. Norman Polansky of West-
ern Reserve University psychology
department will address a com-
bined social work and social sci-
ence colloquium at 4:15 p.m. Mon-
day in Rm. 2065, Frieze Bldg.
His topic will be "Accessibility
to Treatment in a Children's In-
stitution: A Research Report."

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