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Medicine Suffers Under Communists Says Kovacsi

'U' Roommate Policies
Described as 'Stagnant'
(Continued from Page 1)


A prominent Hungarian refugee
surgeon now at the University says
that medicine has suffered greatly
under Communist domination.
"A doctor does not know from
one day to the next whether or
not he will be on the rounds at the
hospital or under the boot of the
political police in jail," Dr. Laszlo
Kovacsi comments.
"Doctors can be fired in one
minute on the charge of being
'against the state.' This usually
happens whenever a qualified, re-
liable Communist Party member is
available to replace him."
From Budapest
Formerly of the Department of
Urology at University Hospital in
Budapest, Dr. Kovacsi is now
serving a rotating, internship at
University Hospital in Ann Arbor
to satisfy requirements for taking
Michigan state board examina-
tions. Following this, he hopes to

become associated with the Urolo-
gy Service at University Hospital.
Dr. Kovacsi states that he was
listed on secret Hungarian hospi-
tal personnel records-unearthed
during the revolution-as "unreli-
able" because he was physician to
the British and American legation
and because he had recently
bought a car. He describes it as a
10 year old Peogeut, a four-pas-
senger French make.
For this, and being able to put
up the $750 needed to buy it, he
was classified as an "imperialist."
Never Had Chance
A non-Communist doctor never
had a chance in Communist Hun-
gary, the doctor said. "The whole
personnel program was against
us." Rather than selecting a per-
son trained in personnel work, the
Communists. chose for chief of
personnel a common laborer with

whom none of the other laborers
could get along.
"This man was responsible for
maintaining the secret files on ev-
ery employee in that 4,000 bed
hospital-an establishment more
than three times as big as Uni-
versity Hospital," the doctor re-
"On locating the personnel files
during the revolution, we found
that nearly every doctor was listed
as 'unreliable.' A very prominent
surgeon was classified as 'not bad'
in his profession, but 'not reliable
because he went to church."
Earned $45 Monthly
Supporting a family on a salary
of $45 a month (raised from $25
last September) plus what ever he
could make from "private" prac-
tice, usually the equivalent of $100
to $150 a month in "tips," Dr. Ko-

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vacsi was considered by the Com-
munists as living high.
The Communist influence goes
deep into private lives, he says.
His son, Gabor, 12, realized him-
self that no matter how hard he
worked in the Communist operated
school, he would never get above
the minimum passing marks, nor
would he ever get much beyond the
sixth grade-all because he was
the son of an "imperialist."
Dr. Kovacsi was active in the
revolution, operating on both Hun-
garian and Russian soldiers. He
says that the Russian soldiers were
always in much worse shape than
the Hungarians when they arrived
at the hospital.
The Roger Williams Fellowship, Stu-'
dent Bible Class discusses "Isaiah,"
March 10, 9:45 a.m., Guild House.
Roger Williams Fellowship, Cabinet
meeting, March 10, 6:00 p.m., Guild
Roger Williams Fellowship, film
"Walk to Freedom," March 10, 6:45
p.m., Guild House.
* * *
Unitarian Student Groups, panel dis-
cussion, March 10, 7:00 p.m., 1st Uni-
tarian Church. Topic: "What it means
to be religious."
e s: *
Michigan Christian Fellowship, lec-
ture, March 10, 4:00 p.m., Lane Hall.
Speaker: Dr. T. Christie Innes, "Sin,
Myth or Master."
* :a
Music Educator's National Confer-
ence, Student chapter, Jazz Concert,
March 10, 3:30-5:30 p.m., League Ball-
* **
Hillel Players, meeting cancelled,
March 9.
* *
University of Michigan Folk Dancers,
a program of round and line dances,
March 11, 7:30-10:00 p.m., Lane Hall.
** *
Graduate Outing Club, hiking and
supper, March 10, 2 p.m., Rackham.
* **
The Congregational and Disciples
Student Guild, March 10, 9:20 a.m.,
Guild House. Discussion: "Philosophy
of Religion."
Industrial Relations Club, March 1i
7:30 p.m., 141 Bus. Ad. Speaker: Gabriel
Alexander, "violence at Southern Bell

preference or requesting mixed
living will still frequently be seg-
regated by race, religion a'nd na-
As partial proof critics point to
a motion that would have made
the Board of Governors assign-
ment policy more specific.
The motion, proposed and de-
feated when the policy was
adopted, said that the University
does not consider racial, religious
or national background in assign-
ing roommates and, unless it is
requested, no effort will be made
to place students together by
these characteristics.
Several members of the Board
said this was understood by those
doing the assigning; however,
some people disagree.
Administrators Say
In a brief to the Board, the Hu-
man Relations Board said: "In
general one finds that new resi-
dents of the same 'race' and re-
ligion are placed together. This
information has been obtained
by discussions with administra-
tors in the residence halls."
One well-informed p e r s o n
claims the same thing has been
found in assignment policies this
The "administratively feasible"
clause of the policy statement is
viewed by some critics as a "way
of avoiding any requested room-
mate combination they don't
think wise."
One person said he found Ne-

gros living together in rooms "ob-
viously above the financial means
of one of them."
"Some Negroes," he continued,
"have been kept in temporary
housing for some time because
the only space available was with
These arguments have caused
many observers to assume, as one
put it, "that the University's at-
titude and unwritten policy is not
to encourage integration of stu-
More upper class integration is
urged by some people. Some argue
that the main emphasis on mixed
living should be in educating up-
per classmen of its benefits so
they will seek it.
Reach White Freshmen
But others argue that students
must be reached while still fresh-
men and living in the residence
"While we can't legislate mixed
living, I believe there are many
freshmen that can be convinced
of the benefits of mixed living,"
one person remarked.
To explain the reason for in-
creasing integration cne person
said this: "A university has a re-
sponsibility, particularly in hu-
man relations, to point the way
for society, but not radically. One
way to do this is by getting )eople
of different backgrounds to live
together for the educational bene-
fits. Otherwise, we will follow so-
ciety and retain its prejudices and
misconceptions about 'different'



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Clarkston, Michigan-English, Latin;
Social Studies.
Des Plaines or Park Ridge, Illinois-
Biology; Physics; Physics/Chemistry;
General Science.
Fort Wayne, Indiana - Teacher of
the Blind.
Gowanda, New York - Science; Art:
5th Grade; Remedial Reading; Special
Grand Rapids, Michigan (Oakleigh
Public Schools) - Elementary; Girls
Physical Education; Junior High In-
dustrial Arts.
Harrisville, Michigan - Elementary
(3rd or 5th); Commercial.
Hillsdale, Michigan - Speech.
Houston ,Texas (St. John's School) -
English; Math; Chemistry/General Sci-
ence; History; Latin/plus one other
foreign language.
Lincoln, Nebraska - Electronics
Leonia, New Jersey - English; So
cial Studies; English/Spanish/French;
Chemistry/Physics; Industrial Arts/
Mechanical Drawing.
Madison Heights, Michigan (Madison
District Public Schools, No. 10) - Ele-
mentary; Mentally Retarded; Speech
Correction; Junior High Shop; Science;
Senior High Art; Home Economics;
English; Commercial.
Montrose, Michigan-All Elementary;
Head Coach Basketball & Track, Asst.
Football; Driver Training; English/So-
cial Studies; Industrial Arts; Junior
High Math/Science.
New Lenow, Illinois - Business Edu-
cation; English/History; General Shop/
Auto, Driving; General Science/Math;
Home Economics/Physical Education;
Varsity Wrestling Coach.
For additional information contact
the Bureau of Appointments, 3528 Ad-
ministration Building, NO 3-1511, Ext.
Persnonel Interviews:
Representatives from the following
will be at the Engrg. School:
Tues., Wed., March 12 & 13
Bell Aircraft Corp., Buffalo, N.Y. -
all levels in Aero., Che. E., Civil, Elect.,
Instr., Mat'ls, Math., Mech., Engrg.
Mech., Nuclear, Physics, Sanitation,
and Science; B.S. in Ind. or Naval &
Marine for Summer and Regular Re-
search, Development, Design, Testing
and Analysis.
Wed., March 13
Cummins Engine Co., Inc., Columbus,
Ind. - B.S. or M.S. in Elect., Ind. or
Mech. for Research, Development, De-
sign, Production and Sales.
Internat'l Harvester Co., Chicago, Ill.
-all levels in Instr., Mat'ls, Math.,
Mech., Engrg. Mech., Metal, Nuclear,
Physics, and Science; B.S. or M.S. in
Ch.E., Elect.; and B.S. in Aero for Sum-
mer and Regular Research, Develop-
ment, Design, Production, Const., and
Norden Labs., Norden Ketay Corp.,
White Plains, N.Y. - all levels in
Elect., Inst., Math., Mech., or Physics
for Summer and Regular Research,
Development and Design.
Penick & Ford, Ltd., Inc., Cedar Rap-
ids, Iowa - B.S. or M.S. in Ch.E. or
Ind., B.S. in Mech., Science, and all
levels in Chemistry for Sales.
American Brake Shoe Co., New York,
N.Y. - all levels in Ch.E., Ind., Mat'ls,
Math., Mech., Engrg. Mech., Metal.,
Physics, and Science; B.S. or M.S. in
Civil; B.S. or Ph.D. in Aero. for Re-
search, Development, Design, Produc-
tion and Sales.
The Cincinnati Milling Machine Co:,
Cincinnati, Ohio - all levels in Aero.,
Elect., Instr., Mech., Physics, or Engrg.
Mech. for Research.
For appointments contact the Enggr.
Placement Office, 347 W.E., ext. 2182.

Appointments for these interviews'
must be made by 4 p.m. of the day pre-
ceding the interview. This is done for
the convenience of the office, the stu-
dents and the interviewer. It facilitates
getting the records ready for the fol-
lowing day's interviews. Some inter-
viewers adjust their arrival plans to,
fit the schedule as it appears on the
day preceding the interview, and stu-
dents who wait until the day of the in-
terview to make appointments must
sometimes be turned away because
there is no more room on the schedule.
Also, if you fail to keep two appoint-
ments without canceling you will no
longer be allowed to interview through
our office. Cancellations must be made
by 4 p.m. of the day preceding the in-
terview unless in case of sickness, etc.
Representatives from the following
will be at the Bureau of Appointments:
Mon., March 11
7th U.S. Civil Service Region-Federal
Government, Detroit, Mich. - Location
of work: All over U.S. but primarily in
Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin. Men
and women with any degree for Gener-
al Administration, Economics and oth-
er social sciences, Business Analysis and
Regulation, Social Security Administra-
tion,;Organization and Methods Exam-
ination, Production Planning, Commu-
nications, Personnel Management,
Budget Management. Automatic Data
Processing, Library Science, Statistics,
Investigation, Information, Records,
Management, Food and Drug Inspec-
tion, Recreation, Customs Inspection,
Procurement and Supply, Agricultural
Economics, Agricultural Writing and
Editing, Fishery Biology, Market Re-
porting, Marketing, Park Ranger, Acti-
vities, Plant Pest Control Inspection,
Plant Quarantine Inspection, Soil Sci-
ence, Agricultural Statistics and Wild-
life Biology.
Inland Steel Company, Chicago, Ill.
-Men with any degree for Inland
Training Group Program. This train-
ing course is not designed to fit the
trainee for any specific job, but to
provide him with a background that
will be useful in any phase of manage-
ment. Interviewer: Mr. E.L. Larson.
Men with any degree for Inland Train-
ing Group Program or Sales Training
Program in the Joseph T. Ryerson
Company. Interviewer: Mr. G. J. Yoxall.
Men with any degree for Sales Train-
ing Program. Sales Trainees receive in-
struction in the operation of produc-
tion departments and in the activities
of the various sections of the sales or-
The Vick Chemical .Company (com-
prised of J. T. Baker Chemical Co.,
Phillipsburg, N.J.; Hess and Clark, Inc.
Ashland, Ohio; The Wm. S. Merrell Co.,
Lockland station, Cincinnati 15, Ohio;
Merrell-National (Overseas) Labora-
tories, New York City; The National
Drug Company, Philadelphia, Pa.; Vick
International Division, New York City;
Vick Products Division, New York
City;). Location of work: See above
divisions and other locations. Men with
degrees in various fields for Sales
Trainee or Advertising-Sales-Merchan-
dising program.
Tuesday, March 12
Vicks Chemical Co. - See above.
The Rand Corporation, Santa Moni-
ca, Calif. - Men with any degree in
Mathematics for Programming for large
computers, in the numerical analysis
Michigan Bell Telephone Co., Detroit,
Mich. - Location of work: State of
Michigan or U.S. Men with any degree
for Management Training Program.
Western Electric Company, Detroit,
Michigan - Location of work - East
and Middle West States. Men with any
degree for Management Training Pro-
American Telephone and Telegraph
Co., Detroit, Michigan - Location of

work: New York City; Cincinnati,
Ohio; Kansas City, Kansas. Men with
any degree for Management Training
Socony-Mobil Oil Company, Detroit,
Mich. - Location of work: Michigan or
Ohio. Men with degree in Liberal Arts
or Business Administration for Sales.-
Wed., March 13
Socony-Mobil Oil Company - See
Michigan Bell Telephone Co. - See
Western Electric Company - See
American Telephone & Telegraph Co.
-See above.
The Quaker Oats Company, Chicago,
Ill. - Men with degrees in Math, Sci-
ence, Economics or Business Adminis-
tration for Production Trainee Pro-
gram. The Production Trainee Pro-
gram provides training in their pro-
duction operations which is followed
by additional specialized training.
L.O.F. Glass Fibers Company, Toledo,
Ohio. - Location of work: Northwest-
ern Ohio. Men with any degree for
Management Training Program.
International Harvester Co., Chicago,
Ill. -- Men with any degree for Sales.
Additional information can be ob-
tained from the Bureau by coming into
the office or calling extension 3371 at
the University. Material is also avail-
able on many of the companies inter-
viewing during the week of March 11,


9:00-1 :00 A.M.

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we'll be on
the campus
Thurs., March 14
to discuss
your future at
to the top

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March 20



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Washington star
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..where you can rise

Right now you're in the process of making one of the
most important decisions of your life.
Your decision is important to us, too, because we are
interested in engineers and scientists who want to get
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you need to judge whether Boeing can help you reach the
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The fact that Boeing is an "engineers' company" is
important to your success. At Boeing, you'd work with,
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