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ROTC Trainees Take Tour

Naval ROTC summer sailors
had an opportunity to literally
see-the world this summer on their
training cruise.
University cadets visited Scot-
land, Spain, and the Canal Zone,
as well as New Orleans.
Aside from duties aboard ship,
which contributed to the future
Ensigns active career, the mid-
shipmen had time to tour for-
eign cities and visit with the in-
habitants. Many of these men
came home carrying new impres-
sions of life outside the United
Visited Spain
Arthur Bert, '59E, participated
in Cruise "Baker," which sailed
to Barcelona, Spain and. Green-
ock, Scotland. In Barcelona he*
had an opportunity to tour one of
the 'city's oldest municipal build-
In spite of-the fact that the of-
ficial who offered him a guided
tour couldn't speak English, Ar-
thur enjoyed observing 12th cen-
tury rooms which are still serving
as offices.
In Greenock he talked to many
people. "For the most part," he
observed, "they were very friendly
and wanted to know about Amer-
ica. Most of them would like to
come to the United States but
claim that high taxes prevent
them 'from traveling."
Scots Friendly
Arthur was surprised to find
that the inhabitants of Greenock
are much the same as people in
our country. "They are friendly,
do their'job, like to have fun and
for' the most part share our sense
of values."
One lucky cadet, who has rela-
tives in Glasgow, obtained a four
day leave -to tour Scotland with
them. William Buchan, '59, was
able to see most of the country
and, termed it, "a wonderful ex-
"The rustic atmosphere of the
country in the midst of moderni-
zation especially amazed me," he
said.. Buchan observed that al-
though much of the country is
geared to rural living there is
much construction.
"The people's thinking is up to
date and they are interested and
active in keeping up with the
times," he stated.
Have Conveniences.
"For example," he continued,
"In. Edinburgh the people have
Auch convenien)ces 69 fine shopping
centers and viodem buildings."
Ii Greenock Buchan rhet Com-

News, laden with Naval ROTC cadets, approaches Panama Canal's
Gatun Locks. Many University Midshipmen went through the
Canal during their maneuvers. Other cadets visited Spain and
Scotland while training for their post graduate naval careers.

TORONTO 6T-) Toronto's
tax assessors are flunking
arithmetic exams.
Assessment Commissioner A.
J. B. Gray introduced the tests
for applicants for promotion.
Now he wants to drop them
because "too many good men
are failing and too many poor
ones passing."1
Sent. Pottert
Nixon'S job
The only reason Vice Preseident
Richard M. Nixon has been at-j
tacked is because he has done a
good job, claims Michigan Sena-
tor Charles E. Potter.
Sen. Potter, who has supported
Nixon since he announced his
candidacy, explained that the vicea
president has performed his work
with dignity, ability, and fore-i
"There is no one more d.edicated1
to the President than Dick Nixon,"
Sen. Potter said. "He definitely
has the support of the President
who holds him in high esteem.
Knows Government
"Nixon knows more about gov-
ernment than any other person
other than perhaps the President,"
SPotter declared. "The Republican
:Party can best be represented by
the strongest men and they have
them in President Eisenhower and
Dick Nixon."
Sen. Potter said that despite thej
President's recent illness the vice.
presidential- position was not any
more important than it generally
is. "The President is just as fit as
Adlai Stevenson or anyone else,"
he declared.
Not Best Manj
Republican labor leader John
Thorpe is one of the few Michigan,
anti-Nixon Nixon supporters. "I'm
willing to back Nixon but I do not
think he is the best man," Thorpe
said. "Nixon will hurt the Repub-
licans because he is not able to
get the labor vote. He has demon-
strated through his voting record-
that he is anti-labor."
"I still think California Gover-
nor Goodwin G. Knight would
have been a better candidate."
Thorpe declared. "When he came
to Detroit last year to speak to a
unit, we couldn't get enough
chairs to accomodate everyone.
The union likes Knight because'
of his liberal labor policies. They1
don't like Nixon."s

'U' Accepts
Funds, Gifts
At Meeting
(Continued from Page 1)
Horace H. Rackham of Detroit,
Regents accepted $87,428.12.

They've walked the world.
Sujonu Djonu, age 26, and Ab-
dullah Balbed, age 22, have trav-
eled more in two years than most
people do in their entire lives.
Students at the Academy of

World Travelers Reach 'U'

Five grants from the American Journalism in Indonesia, Djonu
Cancer Society amounting to and Balbed wanted to discover
$47,262.50 were accepted. whether "All men are created
The Regents also accepted $38,- equal."
380 from the Boarl in Control of! To do this, they set out on foot,
Intercollegiate Athletics. intending to walk around the
From the estate of Walter R. sworld.
Parker of Detroit, the Regents Visited 30 Nations
have received $30,558.65. Since Oct. 9, 1954, they have
The estate of Salome Frederick traveled through some 30 nations,
contributed $12,500. including: Malaya, Thailand, Bur-
The Regents accepted 09,000 ma, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Sy-
from the Gold Seal Company. ria, Lebanon, Transylvania, Saudi
The Michigan Chapter of the Arabia, Sudan, Egypt, Greece,
Arthritis and Rheumatism Foun- Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Ger-
Atis an Reumatism many, Belgium, France, Spain,
dation has given $7,991.66. Portugal. England, Holland. Den-
Support of fundamental research mark, Finland, Sweden, Norway
in chemisctry by Dr. Richard B. and the United States.
Bernstein will be supported from Djonu and Balbed entered the
a grant of $7,700 from the Alfred University's International Center
P. Sloan Foundation, Inc. yesterday morning attired in their
Papers of the late Blair Moody, a walking caps. Each wore a cap
Detroit newspaperman and United adorned with buttons and pins,
States Senator from Michigan, flags and emblems representing
have been given to the Michigan the several different nations
Historical Collections at the Uni- through which they walked.
versity by his wife. hrug i h pthy wlked' h
,Sa~±i ki l u±t EI lih, IMh



-Daily-Rene Gnam
INDONESIAN GLOBETROTTERS-Sujonu Djonu, left, and Ab-
dullah Balbed, two young Indonesian hikers, are visiting the
International Center this week end. They are stopping in Ann.
Arbor in their walk around the world.


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mander Thomas Smith of the
British Navy. "The Commander
was good enough to show me the
town which enabled me to meet
many fine Meople," he said.
Buchan, a political science ma-
jor, who is planning a diplomatic
career, said that, "The training
cruise enabled me to gain a deep-
er insight and understanding of
these people, which I would not
have been able to get otherwise."
Another cadet who visited the
Panama Canal Zone and New
Orleans had many observations
to make regarding his summer ex-
periences. Victor Carlson, '57BAd,
went through the Panama Canal.
"Seeing for myself the jungle
through which this canal was cut,
makes me wonder how the task
could have been accomplished at
the beginning of the century."
Saw Low Living Standards
In Panama City Carlson ob-
served that, "Living conditions
there are so much lower than
ours. It makes me thankful to
have been born in the United
In New Orleans Carlson was im-
pressed by the antiquity of the
city. He talked with a bus driver
who told him that whatever is
old they don't throw 'away but
instead put in an antique shop."

"The city is very beautiful and
well planned," said Carlson. "The
palm lined boulevards and char-
acteristic architecture adds to the.
beauty of the city."
Another view of the summer
training program was offered by
Richard Scamehorn, '57E, who
trained at Quantico, Va., as a
member of the Marine Corps. op-
tion of Navy ROTC.
Scamehorn left for training
weighing in at a rotund 213
pounds. "During the course of
events I lost 23 pounds," he said.N
"I didn't have much time for tour-
County Medics
Called by Code
Washtenaw county doctors at-
tending the Michigan-UCLA game
today and other home games this
season will be paged from the press
box at the stadium by number
instead of by name.
Officials of the Washtenaw
County Medical Society said each
doctor of the society has been is-
sued a number which will be
broadcast over the public address
system if the doctor is needed.

(Continued from Page 4)
Academic Notices
Doctoral Examination for Paul Bruno
Kannowski, Zoology; thesis: "Factors
Affecting the Ecological Distribution
of the Ants in Three Bogs in South-
eastern Michigan," Saturday, Septem-
ber 29, 3024 Museums Bldg., at 9:001
a.m. Chairman, T. H. Hubbell.
Coming Events
Women's Research Club wil meet on
Mon., Oct. 1, at 8 p.m. in the West Lec-
ture Room of the Rackham Building.
Dr. Elinor Husselman will speak on
"The Coptic Monasteries of Egypt."
Placement Notices
The following school has listed a va-
cancy on its staff beginning Mon., Oct.
1, 1956.
Farmington, Michigan -- Junior High
Art or Kindergarten.
For additional information contact
the Bureau of Appointments, 3528 Ad-
ministration Bldg., NO 3-1511, Ext. 489.

zpea ing uent zngiisn , ey
related two of the most harrowing
of their many experiences.
Slept in Trees j
While walking through the.
jungles of Siam, Djonu and Bal-
bed were forced to sleep in trees
for three days. As Balbed said,
"We were trying to avoid being
eaten by wild animals.'
And, in the desert of Afghan-
istan, the duo ran out of food aft-
er five days of constant walking.
Balbed reported "We were rescued
by a passing caravan.-
Prefer Italian Food
They both prefer Italian food,
especially spaghetti. They think
the Swedish people have the most
comfortable clothing and most
practical homes.
Djonu thinks Austria and Switz-'
erland are the most beautiful of
nations, while Balbed prefers Nor-
Positions Open ;
Homecoming central committee
announced today there are still
vacancies on many of the home-
coming committees.
Those interested should sign up
in the League undergraduate of-
fices, according to John Hubbard,
'59 BAd, publicity chairman.

"America," Balbed said, "is not
strange to us."
Djonu reported that Indonesian
students study about the United
States in high school. "We are
familiar with the names of your
country's leaders," Balbed re-
Drawing from their observations
en route, the duo send weekly free-
lance reports to the Indonesian
News Agency.
"Everywhere, we were greeted
with goodness, kindness, and
friendship," Balbed said.
Djonu and Balbed observe that
village and country people are the
most friendly. "The city people
are all the same," Balbed claimed.
"They are always busy' for them-
As for observations on the poli-
tical scene, "It is too dangerous
for us to think of politics," Djonu
And they haven't finished walk-
ing yet.
Haven't Stopped
After they have toured the
United States, (they worked their
passage here on board a liner
from Norway) Djonu and Balbed
will visit Mexico, all of South Am-
erica, New Zealand, Australia,
Japan and the Philippines.
The Indonesian Globetrotters
will return home in two years.

They look forward to displaying
numerous newspaper photographs
and stories upon their arrival.
While in Ann Arbor, they plan
to give a talk at the International
Center at 8 p.m., Sunday. At this
time, they will also show a film.
"Oh, yes, we have found that
all men are equal," Balbed con-
cluded, with Djonu nodding in
Four Faculty
Men Honored
Emeritus titles were conferred
on four members of the faculty by
the University Regents at their
meeting yesterday. All have
reached the age of 70 or over.
Robert D. Brackett, who joined
the faculty in 1922, was made axl
asscoiate professor emeritus of
George McDonald McConkey
was made a professor emeritus of
William Harrison Mack, a mem-
ber of the staff since 1932 was
given the title of professor emeri-
tus of English.
Clifford Cyrille Meloche was
given the title of professor emeri-
tus of chemistry.


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