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Burma's Prime Minister Visits University

Years Old
For 111 years, the fraternity
system at Michigan has occupied
an important spot in campus life.
It's objectives include not only
the pursuance of a well rounded
social life, but also integration in
all campus activities.
Each of the 44 social fraternities
conducts a formal rushing pro-
gram under the direction of the
Interfraternity Council at the be-
ginning of each semester. At this
time, prospective members investi-
gate the advantages of fraternity
Because all freshmen live in
dormitories, students may move
into fraternity houses no sooner
than their sophomore year. Fra-
ternities, like dormitories, serve
three meals a day.
Three fraternities on the Uni-
versity campus have house moth-
ers. Fraternities participate in
their own league of athletic events,
coordinated into the Intra-Mural
Sports program. Trophies are
awarded and are welcomed addi-
tions to house collections.
iounced Here

GIFT - U Nu, prime minister of Burma, accepted four books
written by University faculty members from the University when
he visited the campus July 8. Vice-President Marvin L. Niehuss
presented the books to Nu at the Clements Library.

ACROSS CAMPUS - After a formal reception at the home of
University President Harlan H. Hatcher, which followed the
presentation of the gift of Clements Library, Nu walked across
the campus with President Hatcher to the League for a luncheon
in his honor.
Salk Polio Vaccine Success Arn

April 12 was an exciting day in
Ann Arbor.
On that day Dr. Thomas Fran-
cis, Jr., announced to a meeting
of more than 500 scientists, and
to the world, that the Salk polio
vaccine was effective.
After ; compiling all the data
from the field trials of the vac-
cine, Dr. Francis, as director of
the Salk Polio Evaluation Center
her at the University, presented
a 113-page report.
He said the Salk vaccine had
produced "an extremely success-
ful effect" among bulbar patients

in areas where vaccine and a
harmless substitute had been used
Dr. Francis reported the vac-
cine's success at 10:20 a.m to the
scientists in a closed meeting.
But the news was released to a
crowded room of unruly, almost
hysterical newsmen on the Rack-
ham Building's third floor at 9:10
a.m, and The Daily had the news
to the people on the sidewalk
outside Rackham before Dr. Fran-
cis announced the vaccine's suc-
Appropriately enough, the news

came on the tenth anniversary of
the death of most famous person
attacked by polio, Franklin Delano
Roosevelt, who founded the Na-
tional Foundation for Infantile
Paralysis which financed the polio
field trials and evaluation on funds
obtained in March of Dimes cam-
Right up to the time of the
historic meeting, both Dr. Francis
and Dr. Jonas A. Salk, who de-
velepod the vaccine, insisted no
information on the evaluation had
leaked out, despite rumors that the
vaccine's success had been learned.


LUNCHEON - At the luncheon in the League, Nu obliged with a
few off-the-cuff remarks. He was most impressed, on his one-day
visit to the University, by the new Phoenix Memorial Laboratory
on the North Campus. He said he was "wonderstruck" and felt
"like a student in a kindergarten class as far as radioactivity is
concerned." Nu was one of the many prominent visitors from for-
eign countries who have come to Ann Arbor in the past.
University Building Complete
Center of Medical Facilities


In less than one square mile, the
University is building one of the
most concentrated and complete
medical centers in the nation.
John Zugich, assistant director
of University Hospital, says a pro-
SGC Begins
As Stuident
(Continued from Page 1)
The old Student Affairs Com-
mittee was composed of students,
faculty and members of the Uni-
versity administration. Student
members were the president of the
Union, president of the League,
managing editor of The Daily,
chairman of Joint Judiciary Coun-
, cil and an SL representative.
Among its powers which made
it more important in directing stu-
dent affairs than SL, were such
things as deciding whether soror-
ity rushing would be held in the
spring or fall and recognizing or-
All these are now under the
jurisdiction of SGC. SGC can de-
cide any student issue and its de-
cision stands unless the Review
Board declares the issue was not
within its jurisdiction within four
days. '
The Review Board is composed
of the Dean of Men, the Dean of
Women, three faculty members
chosen by the Faculty Senate Ad-
visory Committee and two stu-
dents, one of whomg is the presi-
dent of SGC.

posed layout provides that "even-
tually all medical facilities will
be located in the immediate prox-
imity of the hospital."
A long-range plan envisioned in
1948 estimated a cost in the
neighborhood of $20,000,000.
Plans at that time included a
women's hospital, an outpatient
clinic, a children's hospital, a re-
search building and a pre-clinical
Later, increased enrollment and
depreciation of buildings forced
the University to include remodel-
ing of the hospital and a Couzens
Hall addition in its medical ex-
pansion program.
A good part of the program al-
ready has been carried out.
Women's Hospital, formerly
called Maternity Hospital, opened
in February, 1950. In January,
1953, the two million dollar out-
patient clinic was dedicated. The
Kresge Medical Research Building
opened last spring next door to
University Hospital.
Union Provides
Travel Service
Students driving home at holi-
days, between semesters and at
the end of the school year may
locate passengers by filling out
forms available at the Union
shortly before each vacation.
Sponsored by the Union travel
service, the project also finds
driv'ers for would-be riders. The
project is on a self-service basis,
with students contacting drivers
or passengers themselves.







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