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[i EducationY
lit by Boas

IFC Cut-Rate
Supply Price
Plan Halted
(Continued from Page 1)

Phoenix Deals with Varied Sciences

College " students need to be
rained for specific goals to keep,
1p with the current needs of our
iation, Prof. George Boas declared
resterday in an address' to dele-
ates at the Sixth Annual Confer-
.nce of Higher Education.
The new emphasis in liberal
ducation should be placed on
nodern psychology, cultural an-
hropology and applied logic if
tudents .are to be more than
opies of the old masters, he said.
SPEAKING to approximately
00 college presidents and repre-
entatives, Boas noted that stu-
tents attempt to cover much too
vide an area in a mere four years.
This results in a student in .
elementary courses seldom hav-
ing to answer any problems of
his own, for years "merely re-
peating the experiments of other
people and learning the results
of their research," he pointed

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"We need to decide whether we
vant to train people in the meth-
ds of discovery or-in the art of
xposition," he added.
* , ..-
BOAS TERMED such a system
authoritarian"- one which' will
stifle intellectual curiosity, for the
tudent is not responsible for the
ubject matter, but for a certain
ody of facts embalmed in a text
ook coffin. He might just as well
vaster the world almanac."
' On the ot er hand, "the cur-
ious person s the specialist and
everyone who has ever contrib-
uted anything to civilization has
been a specialist," he asserted.
"If ,we could discover what
iakes the curious mind, then we
ould build up a program of stud-
s which would encourage imag-
iation instead of stifling it," he
* . * .
AT PRESENT the student hard-
ever considers that his courses
t the University are a clue to a
ay of living, but rather, he looks
t them as museum pieces and
elics of the past.. Even with spe-
ialization, a man in four years
annot learn everything, Boas not-
His speech initiated the two day
gher education conference, which
ill continue today.
Six discussion groups which will
y to better understand the prob-
ms of education as set before
iem by Prof. Boas and President
arlarn H. Hatcher will highlight
day's program.
An afternoon speech by Presi-
ent Robert D. Calkins, Brook-
1gs Institution will deal with the
pic "The Direction for Liberal'

(Continued from Page 1)

farm to urban and the technical
demands of the new population
create further problems.
"But the growing capacity of
the nation to support young peo-
ple in schools for a longer period
helps to fill these demands," he
pointed out.
President Hatcher set an arbi-
trary limit of 25,000, students to
the University expansion total.
The limit "of efficient adminis-
* * *
ALONG with the expanded size,
the present University program
has also expanded.
"We have the whole junkheap
thrown into the college cataloges,
with no philosophy and little
choice," .he added.
Turning to the type of pro-
gram which will be needed,
President Hatcher declared; "It
is inconceivable how you could
operate without general educa-
tion and special education. Cur-
ricular planning is like a road.
You must travel it to get some-
.Mere smatherings of knowledge
unrelated to a student's major field
is of little good. Giving an eco-
nomics major an 'introductory
course in chemistry which is in-
tended as a beginning towards a
doctor's degree, or vice-versa, will
do him no good, he continued.
"With the expanded program of
education, it will be imperative
that we in Michigan re-examine
the situation and determine what
programs must be given to turn
out a top flight specialist who is
aware of areas outside his own
field," the educator emphasized.

r Education
HE SAID THAT to cope with
the increased size of our institu-
tion, schools must increase their
teaching staffs. The job of teach-
ing should be made as desirable,
as large industrial positions are
now, he declared, and added "We
must recruit them and encourage
them to join the teaching profes-
"Merely doubling the capa-
city of our present colleges and
universities will not meet the
demands which must be met," he
asserted. "We shall have to move
in Michigan to expansion of our
junior and community colleges
to carry an important share of
the teaching in the immediate
Although he commented that
adult extension services, and spec-
ial industrial education were rapid-
ly expanding, they could never
take the place of the high caliber
graduate education at the Univer-
sity. A university graduate school
cannot be brought about quickly,
he said.
"It takes time, and work and
"Learning at any level is a quiet'
and orderly process which should
be so meaningful to students that
they do not forget it as soon as
they leave college."
"in all colleges in the 75 years
of educational advance, we are
still relatively at the same level
we were then, while the whole
scale of our society has risen."
President Hatcher pointed, out.
To cope with these rising stand-
ards, he said, staggering advances
must be made by all persons in
the field of education.

,Since an offer of substantial
discounts had been made,
Thorpe felt this indicated that
"bookstores in Ann Arbor are
overcharging on school sup-
He believed that quantity buy-
ing could not wholly explain large
discounts. '
Under the terms of the arrange-
ment, the IFC would have named
one authorized agent in each
housing unit selected by the Ex-
ecutive Committee4 to participate
in the program. The agent would
have taken individual orders, us-
ing standard prices listed on a
special stock price list which would
have been published by the IFC.
Then a requisition would have
been prepared for the bookstore
which would, in turn,' send out the
merchandise. IFC personnel would
have assisted in handling requisi-
tion and delivery work for the
store under the offer.
* * *
LAST FALL the Student Legis-
lature was considering a similar
alliance with another State St.
bookstore owner, but this arrange-
ment was designed to bring about
substantial savings to students on
textbooks, according to SL mem-
ber Keith Beers, Grad.
Tentatively planned to oper-
ate through the SL student book
exchange, the program never got
beyond the planning stage be-
cause of unsettled litigation in
the courts concerning fair trade
practices, the outcome of which
would have borne upon the le-
gality of the venture, Beers said.
There was also some question
as to the legality of student or-
ganizations competing with local
mer .

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the last
in a series of five articles dealing
with Phoenix Project progress design-
ed to give a picture of research in
both the physical and social science
Deer, mammalian hair, weed
killers-these are all dealt with by
various Phoenix Project studies.
Principally through the use of
radioactive isotopes, University
Air Force Halts
Sergeant's Plot
TOKYO--mP)-Painstaking work
by Air Force investigators prevent-
ed S. Sgt. Guiseppe Cascio, a photo
laboratory technician accused of
plotting to deal with the enemy,
from selling secret data on im-
proved Sabre jets, the Air Force
said yesterday.
The sergeant, a squat 34-year-
old Tucson, Ariz., airman who
twice won the Distinguished Fly-
ing Cross as a bombardier in World
War II, was being held by authori-
ties, probably in Japan.
He faces a maximum penalty of
life imprisonment if found guilty
of the charges-first of their kind
involving an American since the
start of the Korean war.
A headquarters announcement
said that investigators had pre-
vented Cascio from actually trans-
mitting any secret information.
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scientists are beginning to solve
some hitherto considered impos-
sible problems not only in physics,'
but in botany and biology as well.
* * *
AS AN EXAMPLE of the work'
being done in biology, Prof. Cle-
ment L. Markert of the zoology
department, is now trying to dis-
cover the processes involved in the
formation of hair pigment in
If the nature of this process
can be -established through the
use of radioactive isotopes, then
it may be possible to discover
some of the basic facts about
hereditary genes.
Another project being carried
on by Prof. Felix G. Gustafson of
the botany department, deals with
Korean GI Loans
Reported by VA
erans Administration reported yes-
terday that 1,838 applications for
VA guaranteed or insured loans
were received in October under the
Korean GI Bill.
The applications, filed by lend-
ing institutions which already had
agreed to make the loans if the
VA would back them, included
1,787 to finance purchase or coi-
struction of homes, 43 for busi-
ness purposes and eight fbr farms.

the way various nutrient elements
may enter a plant through the
leaves instead of the ground. Al-
though some work has been done
along this line, there is still a vast
amount of that can only be done
by atomic methods. Advances in
this area may make it possible to
do away with much'of the ground
fertilizer now necessary.
'Gustafson is also working on
the reasons why the weed killer
2-4-D kills weeds but does not
harm grass. By the radioactivity
of induced isotopes he has been
able to, establish that although
grass absorbs as much 2-4-D as
weeds, not as much is conducted
through the blades.
By atomicly tracing the migra-
tion of larval worms in snails and
then laboratory mamals, Prof.
Earl G. O'Roke of the forest zoo-
logy department hopes to find a
method of 'preventing the many
deer deaths due to larval lung-
worms. This particular problem
has called for establishment of
some very difficult techniques.

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Small deposit will hold any item you select until Christmas.
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Tribus Given
The Alfred Noble Prize for 1952,
given for excellence in technical
engineering publications, has been
awarded to Prof. Myron Tribus of
the engineering college.
The award is given annually by
the prize's various Founder Socie-
ties and the Western Society of
Prof. Tribus is director of ic-
ing research in the University's
Engineering Research Institute
and visiting professor of chemi-
cal engineering, on leave from
the University of California at
Los Angeles.
He won the award on a techni-
cal paper published in the Journal
of the American Society of Mech-
anical Engineers entitled "Inter-
mittent Heating for Aircraft Ice
Protection with Application to Jet
The prize, a cash award of $400
and a certificate, will be presented
during the annual meeting of the
ASME in New York City, Nov. 30
through Dec. 5.






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