FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4,1959
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 195l~ - THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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Heating Problem Seen,
Power Plants Overtaxed
Exchange Student Finds Facilities Amazing
The University may be facedv
with a serious heating problem
within three years.
The new undergraduate library,
social science, and medical build-
ings to be completed by then will
put an even heavier demand on
the already heavily taxed power
With its top theoretic capacity
of 515,000 pounds of steam per
hour and its current operating ca-
pacity of 400,000 pounds the plant
must supply 350,000 poundsR sev-
eral times each winter and two
years ago had to pipe 380,000.
The problem is further compli-
cated by the possibility of the
plant's two 30 year old boilers be-
ing put out of commission. Each
could cut the capacity 65,000
By the first of the year the
University hopes to have hired an
engineering firm to study the
heating problem. The group is
expected to determine whether the
present 40 year old plant should
be retained and expanded.
set of the
By GAIL GOLDSTEIN
Rated first out of 100 applicants
for the scholarship, SGC's Free
University of Berlin Exchange
student, Werner Koenig, Grad.,
finds facilities available at the
University for research "amazing."
The personable young man is
working on his doctoral thesis
which will be a continuation of
his Master's thesis, "Communist
Influence on American Labor Un-
In the political science depart-
ment Koenig is taking courses in
International Law, Constitutional
Law, political science and special
Asked how he feels about the
University, Koenig expressed ap-
preciation of the curriculum.
Attends Classes in Varied Courses
"Here you attend many classes
in varied courses on a day to day
basis," he said. "This to you
seems a routine matter." Koenig
continued to explain that in Ger-
many the student is not forced
to attend any classes. He simply
must know the material when he
applies for an exam in the sub-
"Where he gets the knowledge
is up to the student. Sometimes
he may work in one course only
for a whole year or even longer," z
Koenig said. "Here he gets a t
touch of many classes and other t
fields besides his own." t
Schooling More Intensified 1)
Koenig's schooling to date has r
been more intensified than that V
of the average American student.
In high school he took eight years b
of Latin, six of Greek, four of
English, two years of Russian, and
a "little" French.
Werner Koenig Makes Use of Library
Germans and 30 foreign students.
This was completely handled by
the students themselves and was
not under University control,"
Koenig said. "Decisions were made
by a general assembly of the stu-
dents which I think would be com-
parable to the fraternity system
Koenig has found it easy to
make friends at the University.
He likes the informal life and
said through living and eating to-
gether, the students have a much
closer contact with each other than
at the Free University of Berlin.
'There is no big difference be-
tween the style of life in the two
countries though," he said. "Typi-
cal of both is the aim to work
hard and have a good time."
Plans to Travel
After his scholarship runs out
Koenig plans to "buy a car and
travel with two other exchange
students for a few months to see
the entire United States at first
Now run by the Student Gov-
ernment Council, the exchange
program started under the Stu-
dent Legislature. In Berlin it
consists first of a series of exams,
both written and oral, from which
the- field of applicants is finally
cut down to three. These three
names are then submitted to the
University by the committee from
the Free University of Berlin for
Finances for the fund come from
bucket drives at the University
and interested organizations. Mi-
chigan's exchange student to Ber-
lin this year is David Learned.
Government Provides Finances
At the Free University of Ber-
lin, the city government provides
finances for exchange students,
Koenig says. Therefore it is easier
to give scholarships to foreign stu-
dents than under the system here
at Michigan. The German school
is very eager to exchange more
students with colleges in the Unit-
ed ;States, he added.
Room and board is provided for
Koenig by South, West and East
Quad Councils for the first se-
mester. South Quad is presently
housing him as a result of a draw-
ing held at the end of the spring
semester among the three Quads.
A local store provided all of his
Commenting on the present
German situation, Koenig said the
difference between the Russian
zone and the Federal Republic is
the same as between Russia and
the United States in view of eco-
nomic and political circumstances.
Two Million Left Russia
"Since 1948 about two million
people have left the Russian zone'
and entered west Berlin and the,
Federal Republic, which proves!
the difficulties they were living
under. I feel that the West Ger-
man Communists have little in-
fluence at all.
"Looking at the Berlin elec-
tions of 1954 in which the Com-
munists were allowed to partici-
pate, you can see that 3.4% of the
votes were given to their candi-
dates. However, it must be re-
membered that the Communists
put much more money and man
power into propaganda for the
election than the other parties."
Asked his main "gripe" about
Michigan, Koenig laughingly pro-
tested against the age limit for
drinking. "Students drink more
than if they were not limited. Of
course, I know that the average
college student in Germany is old-
er than a student of the same lev-
el at this University."
- Traditional performances of
Handel's Christmas oratorio "The
Messiah," sponsored by the Uni-
versity Musical Society, will be
given at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 3 and 2:30
p.m. Dec. 4.
Lester McCoy will conduct the
University Choral Union, the. Mu-
sical Society Orchestra and solo-
ists Ellen Faull, soprano; Lillian
Chookasian, contralto; Howard
Jarrat, tenor and Donald Gramm,
bass. Organist will be Mary Mc-
Tickets for both performances
are available at the offices of the
University Musical Society in Bur-
Dr. Fritz Machlup, of the De-
partment of Political Economy of
Johns Hopkins University, will
give an informal talk to the fac-
ulty and students of the Center
for Japanese Studies today at 8:30
p.m. in the Union.
Dr. Machlup has just returned
from participating in the American
Studies Seminar conducted at
Kyoto Imperial University in Ja-
pan. Supported by the Rockefeller'
Foundation, the participation sem-
inar is sponsored by the University
of Michigan. The noted econo-
mist's purpose in visiting the Uni-
versity is to render his report on
his achievements while abroad.
First established in 1953 under
the sponsorship of the University
of Illinois, Michigan took over the
program in 1954 and has recently
been awarded the sponsorship for
three more years. The Center for
Japanese Studies administers the
program for the University.
Dr. Malchup, recipient of the
1954 fellowship, was one of two
nationally known professors to
spend seven months lecturing in
his field of specialty. The "tours"
of the two scholars are arranged
so that both are in Kyoto during
the summer when they are joined
by four to six other American stu-
dents and teachers to conduct a
comprehensive summer session in
The importance of this program
lies in the fact that the field of
American Studies is only in its
beginning stage in Japan. Despite
the closeness of contacts between
Japan and the United States, area
studies in Japan have traditionally
been oriented toward Europe,
China and, more recently, Russia.
A special feature of Michigan's
participation in the Kyoto project
has two prominent Japanese
teachers utilizing the facilities of
the University. Shuichi Sugai, pro-
fessor of law, and Yoshio Sakata,
professor of philosophy, of Kyoto,
have taken part in the American
Studies program in Japan and are
now visitors and consultants for
the Center of Japanese Studies
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"This school was in the east
one, which I left in 1948 to en-
er a similar school in western
Berlin," Koenig said. "I applied
o the Free University of Berlin
n 1950, but because of the many
eturnees from the war I had to
wait a year to get in." During
his year Koenig worked as a
rick-layer in Berlin.
Enrolled at Hochschule
In September, 1951, he enrolled
t the "Hochschule Fuer Politik",
he school of political science, af-
iliated with the Free University'
"About 600 students comprised
this school. I was also enrolled
h the Free University's Law
Commenting on the difference
between the German school and
the University, Koenig said that
facilities at the former were limit-
ed resulting from the fact that the
students do not live together in
dorms around a central campus.
"There is nothing like a foot-
ball team to bring us together,"
he said. "Because of lack of fin-
ances students must finish their
educations as soon as possible. We
did have many clubs, student or-
ganizations, and drama groups
similar to those on this campus,"
Lived in an International
"Although there were no dorms,
I lived in an International Stu-
dent's Camp which housed 30
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