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uddhcist Monk Enters ELI
s in a Buddhist
nonk Thongkham
c., of Laos is en-
English Language

Lam, who explains that
;s is his family name
ed only in writing in
e to the United States'
Lfn Foundation grant. He
g English to teach in
tian said he entered the
monastery pt the age
was thus subject to the
iddha until the day he
e United States. He was
become a layman before
Xore One Robe
ionk, Thongkham said,
orbidden to live with
eat after noon. He waore
obe and owned a bowl
h he begged his morn-
not keep warm in win-
with my one big yellow
ongkhan* said with a
other thing he found
ccustom himself to was
d spending money.
s a serious need for
eachers, according to
n, especially since the
hers . now are mostly
i pronounce with French
se French methods and
fer students to go to
ther than the United
ation 'Very Simple'
uam's explanation of
ducation was Amplified
Thompson of the Eng-
ws Need

-Daily-Fred Merrill
LEARNING ENGLISH-Thongkhani Medhivongs, former Bud-
dhist monk from Laos, studies consonant and vowel pronunciation
in his South Quad room. He plans to become a teacher of English
when h returns to his own country next summer.


lish Language Institute who was
sent by the Australian government
to Laos as a Columbo plan teacher
and who tought Thongkham Eng-
lish for several months.
Laos borders on both Commun-
ist China and Communist Viet
Nam. -The education system is
"very simple,"' according to the
British-educated Thompson.
There are no tertiary or college-
level schools, he said, the high-
est school being a French-estab-
lished Lycee in the administrative
capital of Vientiane. A Lycee op-
erates on a higher level than an
American high school but is not
college level.
Criticlze French Teaching
Both Thongkham and Thomp-
son criticized French methods of
teaching English. The Laotian told
of a friend who had said, "I study
English but can't 'tell when they
are speaking English."
Thompson 'explained the French
used analytic rather than linguis-
tic methods of teaching English.
They teach English through
French, resulting in what Thomp-
son called a "linguistic filter."
Other schools in, Laos include
government Junior high level "col-
leges" and elementary schools, the
pagoda schools such ag the one
Thongkham taught in, Pali schools
which teach the sacred language
Pali and Chinese schools in the
Chinese" communities. Those Lao-
tians who have been educated at
all are usually only literate, hav-
ing studied no science, geography
or history, according to Thomp-

tectural design results from
hesis of the five common
and the uncommon senses,
iwley, Research Se'cretary
American Institute of Ar-
, said yesterday.
iring on "Architecture and
glected Senses," Pawley said
:hitect's effect should pro-
yrnthesis, the simultaneous
of the senses. He mentioned
'ks of a group o4 artists and
3oind World War I who
ed s'ch lines of poetry as
g audible shadows upon
ble." The senses, Pawley ex-
, work on and with each
Sound Important
sense of sound is also im-
; in architecture, Pawley
ecause from experience we
om volume by acoustical
r the sense of touch, he said
rs must be conscious of
t capacity of different ma-
architect also needs to re-
"the varying qualities of
uncommon senses are not
nsory perception, Pawley'
ed, but compounds of thej
nmon senses. They include
jium, a feeling of motion,
ent of weights and dist-
and a sense of space and

The government of Laos, the
ELI instructor went on, now has
elaborate plans for having a com-
pulsory study of either French or
English in the technical schools.
This is many years off, he said.
Obstacles to the spread stressed
by Thompson include French re-
luctance, which he called rubbish,
to teach the other language, and
the economic, plight of the little
Asian country.
And other obstacles are facing.
Thongkham, who says he will talk
to the minister of education about
introduction of American methods
learned here at the University. "I
don't have enough time," he. said.
"My,, English is not yet good
"I will apply for more aid from
the Asian Foundation for summer
school,?' he said.
More Houses-
Re po rtGrades'
Henderson House had a grade
point average of 2.94 last semester,
placing it third on the list of
residence halls.
Henderson was not included in
the list' published in yesterday's
Daily because the house did not
report its members' averages to
the Office of Registration and Rec-
ords in time.
Evans Scholars, which also did
not report its average, had a
grade point of 2.51 last semester,
12th among the fraternities.

W orst Wri
Too many writers "don't give
really loving attention" to their
writing, Charles W. Ferguson
senior editor of The Reader's
Digest, said yesterday.
Emphasizing what he called the
worst fault ,made by even ex-
perienced writers, he asked, "If
yqu don't enjoy writing it, why
should I enjoy reading it?"
The actual writing too often
becomes a writer's last considera-
tion, he said, and many authors
today pride themselves on "getting
by" without really writing.
Conviction Needed
There should be more conviction
among today's writers, he, em-
'phasized, and if a writerhdoesn'
want to follow the tradition o
real responsibility, he should"fin
some other calling."
Against this decline in convic
tion, he added, must be set the
fact that so many writers today
will not "dig in andnverify thei
material," and present a source
bibliography for editors to check
"The tendency toward error i
multiplying, and writers must pre-
,sent evidence to show editors
where they got their stuff."
In the United States today there
is a growing trend toward pur-
poseful research, which he termed
"admirable.", Many articles re-
quire as much research as a mas-
ter's or doctoral thesis, nd "the
All 'A' Marks
Given to 142
The Office of Registration and
Records announced esterday that
142 students achieved all--A" aca-
demic records during the 1957-
1958 fall semester.s
The grades were earned for not
less than 12 credit hours in the
following schools and colleges:
Architecture College, three;
School of Business Administra-
tion, one; School of Dentistry,
one; education school, 16; literary
college, 110, School of Music, eight;
College of Natural Resources, two
and School of Nursing, one.

Weekend Debate To Air Human Rights
A discussion on human rights
will be held this weekend by the of human rights by Robert Olson Nationalism is te topic of
" Internatlonal Students Associa- of the philosophy department. third weekend program, shed
ing F ault tion and the Friends Service Com- This weekend's program is the for May 9 and 10.
mittee. first of a series of three on the Any students interested In
Beginning Saturday at 3:15 p.m., world today.
importance of fact-packed articles the talks will "try to get below April 19 and 20 a similar pro- weekends or subsequent progri
cannot be emphasized enough." artificiality," according to an ISA gram, also open to any interested should leave their name with m
Many articles fail mainly because spokesman. The weekend program American or International stu- liam West of the Internatic
they are not supported by com- will be held at a country home dent, will focus on the problems Center. Cost is three dollars
plete research. near Ann Arbor and will include of individualism. each two-day program.
entertainment as well as discus-
Presentation Important son
Another factor in selling their The group of students from
articles is the authors' presenta- various national backgrounds will Where to go after the show ?
tion to the editor of their ideas. A begin their talks with an outline
writer must tell a story in such a
way that the editor "wants to hear
The approach of a good writer
"turns it somehow into a magazine., Saturday -10-12 P.M.
article." In this approach, the
writer must show his own per- DIAL NO 2-2513
sonality and ideas, rather thanFEVERYON$W LCOME
'coasting along on the flimsy SEE WHYRE EVREOEYWECOM
evidence offered by someone else," SAYS IT'S GREAT! B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation -- 1429 Hill
dhe said.SY
Library Sale ..:..Ending Week Nights
1l V 'TON IG HT 7 and 9 P.M,
Nets $900.TO
s The library was recuperating ..
yesterday from a successful sale :
of secondhand books. M-G-M premts to MM CAMERA 6s
More than 95 per cent of the
7,000 volumes 1were sold, accord- MONTGOMERY CuFT Phu4&JG )
ing to Stephen W. Ford, order
librarian. At least 2,000 University EVA MARIE SAIN
students and members of the fac- EVA MARIE SAINT ?
ulty attended the sale.;
S When the library opened Mon- RAINTREE
-day morning, there was a triple
or even quadruple line to theexit, CT
Robert H. Muller, assistant direc- Opening THURSAY .
tor of University libra es, added. E [ PATR" eE M.WI EARTHA KITT SIDNEY PORTER
He said they practically mobbed Print by TECHNICOLOR
him when the doors opened. Shows at MatipeesIOma i EoI .
"Some people bought gocery 12:00 Noon 90c 4F
'bags for their books," Muller 3 P.M. Ev.&u
tstated. Eves. & Su.
sae.6 P.M. 1.25
"One man even brought a baby 9 P.M.
buggy," Ford commented.
The sale grossed about $900,
according to Muller. This, he add- Read the Classfieds _
ed, is before the subtraction of _
pricing, transportation and super- W ...W4V.%
vision expenses.
"Credit for the sale's successerl
should go to Reginald 4. Hen-- e . nfus u* .
nessey, the order librarian he
said. "He was the one who organ- A great
ized the sale, made the signs and
arranged the books."
.j" .* .greatest
" boldly
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