Page 10-Thursday, June 1, 1978-
The Michigan Daily
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 21-year-
old, straight-A student who killed him-
self and his younger brother after lear-
ning that his application to medical
school had been rejected was con-
sidered immature and introverted by
interviewers, a school official said
Dr. William Nerlich, a member of the
admissions committee of the Univer-
sity of Southern California (USC)
Medical School, said USC student Paul
Ishkanian was turned down for medical
school in January.
HE SAID Ishkanian was a junior, and
the medical school almost never accep-
ts juniors, although Ishkanian would
have graduated by the time he started
medical school if he had been accepted.
Ishkanian did not impress admissions
committee interviewers favorably,
"One interviewer found him to be
highly intelligent, but was concerned
that he showed little emotion," Nerlich
said. "Another interviewer was con-
cerned with his maturity - with his
narrowness, because he seemed to
focus on studies alone."
Last week, Ishkanian shot himself to
dpath at his suburban Lakeside home
after killing his 10-year-old brother,
Robert, to spare him "the miserable
t MChtgan atlg
Student Newspaper at The University of Michigan
------------ WRITE YOUR AD HERE! -----------
~~~I - i~--i-
1 - -1-- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
--- - ----- --- -------_- - u
- .---------CLIPAND MAILTODAY!-----------
USE THIS HANDY CHART TO QUICKLY ARRIVE AT AD COST
WORDS 1 day 2 days 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days addi.
0-10 1.15 2.30 3.05 - 3.80 4.55 5.30 .75
11-15 1.40 2.80 3.70 4.60 5.50 6.40 .90 Please indicate
16-20 1.65 3.30 4.35 5.40 6.45 7.50 1.05 where thisad
21-25 1.90 3.80 5.00 6.20 7.40 8.60 1.20 '"" rn
26-30 2.15 4.30 5.65 7.00 8.35 9.70 1.35 forsale
31-35 2.40 4.80 6.30 7.80 9.30 10.80 1.50 help wanted
36-40 2.65 5.30 6.95 8.60 10.25 11.90 1.65 pesonals
41-45 2.90 5.80 7.60 9.40 11.20 13.00 1.80 etc
46-50 '3.15 6.30 8.25. 10.20 12.15 14.10 1.95
Seven words per line. Each group of characters counts as one word.
Hyphenated words over 5 characters count as two words-This includes telephone numbers.
Mail with Check to: Cassifieds, The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Mi 48109
years ahead," said Los Angeles County
Sheriff's Sgt. Ray Marlett. The bodies
were found Saturday by the youths'
father, Edward Ishkanian, 56, who suf-
fered a heart attack soon afterward.
THE ELDER Ishkanian was in
satisfactory condition at an Artesia
hospital yesterday as his sons were
buried in Long Beach.
Paul Ishkanian apparently was
depressed over the USC medical school
rejection, Marlett said. He said
Ishkanian had not heard from five other
medical schools to which he had ap-
Nerlich said Ishkanian was among
3,051 applicants for 13 -freshman
positions in the fall semester.
(coninue rom Page i
hike their defense spenig programs
by three per cent annually beginning in
1979, continuing for at least five years.
NATO'S ASSESSMENT is that the
Soviet Union is increasing its defense
budget by five per cent a year and that
already it is eating up between 11 per'
cent and 14 per cent of total Soviet
Although the NATO leaders spent
their two days here embroiled in the
problems of Western Europe, there
were intensive talks on the sidelines
about the need for some sort of Western
action to counter Soviet and Cuban in-
fluence in Africa.
Among the ideas putforward was the
concept of creating an African security
force to counter the communist forces,
which are estimated to include as many
as 40,000 Cuban troops.
There was both caution and criticism
over statements by U.S. officials who
have urged tougher Western responses
to the communists in Africa.
Britain's Prime Minister James
Callaghan, for instance, warned again-
st taking "action out of frustration" in
Africa and claimed that some members
of the Carter administration aplieared
to be overreacting to Cuban-Soviet ac-
tivity in Africa. Callaghan said he
feared "a lot of Christopher Colum-
huses are setting out from the United
States to discover Africa for the first
Callaghan echoed a complaint of
several other NATO delegations when
he said: "I'm not sure I get a clear
voice coming out of Washington on this
THE UNITED States, Britain,
Belgium and West Germany have ac-
cepted a French proposal to meet in
Paris next Monday to discuss ways in
which the West could help African
countries stabilize their economies,
defend themselves more effectively
and resist a communist invasion. The
idea of a pan-African defense force
almost certainly will be discussed in
Paris and at a followup conference in
Brussels in mid-June.
But British and other diplomats here
say neither the Africans nor the
Western powers are displaying much
enthusiasm about such a project. Any
international force of African military
units would need long and intensive
training, a common language, and an
assurance of competence before they
ould play anyeffective role in defense
of African territories.