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nd Cure
)r Cretins

Aung Gives Burma's
Opinion on Neutralism

Havana Faculty Look for Jobs in Cuba


niversity medical researchers,
e developed a method of pre-
;ing mental and physical re-
.ism caused by cretinism, a
ase afflicting children at
esearch was one of 14 projects
1 for by a state approprintion
300,000 to the University for
arch in human'resources dur-
retinism, or congenital hypo-
oidism, is an endocrine gland
ase which results from being
a with no thyroid gland, or one
ch is extremely active.
Thyroid 'Short Circuit'.
zeither case, little or no thy-
is produced. Thyroid is im
ant to the development of
ve sheaths" in humans, which
like insulation for nerve
nds. Lack of thyroid results
n effect something like a short
uit because the nerve sheaths
e no insulation.
ccording to -Dr. William H.
rwaltes, director of the Uni-
ity's Medical School's thyroid
arch program, "This study has
ady produced preliminary in-
cation that, when applied,
Id enable all children born
i congenital hypothyroidism
[ichigan to achieve normal in-
Prevention Possible
hildren born with no or nor.
aoid-producing thyroid glands
itually require institutional
because they are feeblemind-
,s adults.
Dctors have found that if this
>lem is discovered immediate-
n birth, prompt application of
.ld hormone substitutes can
ent the "short circuit," per-
tng the afflicted child to lead
rmral life.

. If a

In an attempt to characterize
Burma's current world position,
Htin Aung, rector of the Univer-
sity of Rangoon, said that it could
be described as "benevolent neu-
He made the statement in a
lecture yesterday in Rackham
Hall's East Conference Room.
Aung split Burmese policy into
two categories - negative and
positive. In the former, he cited
Burma's decision not to join any
power bloc, whether east or west.
Burma Wishes Friendship
Under the latter heading, he
said that Burma wished to be
friendly with all the nations of
the world.
The western powers, he said,
are just beginning to understand
this aspect of Burmese policy;,
He, explained Burma's fears
with a wry quote from George Or-
well's "Animal Farm."
"All the countries of the world
are equal," he said, "only some
are more equal than 'others."
A Sovereign State
He characterized Burma as a
sovereign state, but a very small
country in comparison to neigh-
boring India, China and others.
As such, they fear aggression
from west as well as from east,
the more so since, Aung said, "the
next war will inevitably lead to
the doom of civilization."
But he stated that Burma was
not willing to take peace at any
price. He cited as an example the
invasion by Nationalist China aft-
er World War II, against which
Burma fought until their appeals
to the western powers were grant-
ed, and the United Nations or-
dered the Chinese out of the
Nation Lost Respect
Immediately following the
granting of Burmese. independ-

ence by Great Britain, Aung said,
Burma could not command any
respect among the great powers
of the world. He divided interna-
tional feeling toward the new
country into three stages.
During the initial stages, he
said, most countries felt that
Burma would not be able to re-
tan itshindependence for long.
,When this was proven untrue,
they decided that Burma was un-
important; that it had no worth
in the scheme of world politics.
Finally, he said, when Burma
declared its neutrality, most ob-
servers thought that it had its
base in a fear of Communist Chi-
World Understands
Now, Aung said, the nations of
the world are beginning to un-
derstand the Burmese position.
He said that because of the ori-
ginal premise, however,, Burma's
appeals for financial assistance in
the period following the second
world war fell on deaf ears.
Then, in 1948, he continued,
China demanded that Burma
turn over 40,000 square miles of
northern territory, claiming it
for China on an historical basis.
To this, Burma refused.
Aung Blames England
Aung called Britain responsible
for this continuation of a border
dispute that had its beginning in
1886, when China claimed all of
Burma. He said he assumed that
Britain left the question open so
as to hold down Burma's power,
claiming that they could not have
believed the Chinese statement
since China also asserted that
England, too, belonged to it.
The dispute has not been ended,
although it is the Communists
in China now that are pressing
the suit for 'a piece of Burma.
Aung said that,±s a,.matter of
princille, the Burmese are refus-
ing to give up a strip of land out
of which all Burmese have been
The question may be taken up
by a border commission at the
suggestion of Burma.
British Praised
Aung, however, had high praise
for the British, emphasizing the
fact that British troops left Bur-
ma with no bitterness behind
He said that Burma now ad-
mitted 'it was fortunate that the
conquest had been made by Bri-'
tain, rather than by some other,
less understanding power.
He contrasted them to Japan,
by whom Burma was occupied
during World War II. The worst
aspect of that, he said, was the
arbitrary legal system under
which they lived. Burma, he said,
has always had equality before
the law.
Burma 'Insulated'
But according to, Aung, the
Japanese military occupation
taught his country some valuable
lessons. The most important of*
these, he said, taught them to
keep in closer touch with the out-
side world. He characterized Bur-
ma as partially insulated by a
horseshoe-shaped mountain range
sealing them off from their
Wlien Burma received its inde-
pendence in 1948, he, continued,
the nation's leaders decided that,
because of the difficulty of creat-
ing large sums of money in Bur-
ma, socialism was the answer to
their problems. Burma therefore
becamde a welfare state, Aung

HAVANA (A) - The professors
and assistant professors of the
closed University of Havana can
go to work elsewhere if they wish.
Dr. Clemente Inclan, Dean of
the University of Havana, and the
13 faculty heads, have agreed that
the 500 teachers can lend their
services to private institutions.
No one can foresee when classes
will be resumed at the university.
It and the state universities in Las
Villas and Oriente province locked
their doors last December after a
revolutionary band headed by Fi-
del Castro adformer university
student, landed from -Mexico in
eastern Oriente.
Classes Suspended
The boards of governors or-
dered classes suspended to pre-
Travel Series
To Give Films
Lectures and films on Africa,
the South Seas, Ecuador, Ger-
many, Spain, and Yugoslavia will
be presented this year by the
World Travel and Adventure Se-
Productions have been sched-
uled on Sunday afternoons in the
Ann Arbor High School auditor-
ium. The series opens Oct. 27 with
"South from Zanzibar," which
will ;feature several countries on
the African continent, including
Kenya and Victoria Falls, in addi-
tion to the island of the title.
Second production will be "Spa-
nish Interlude," to be presented
Nov. 17. It will be followed by
"Adriatic Holiday" on Dec. 8. The
film includes pictures of all of
"Ecuador, Gem of the Andes"
will be produced on Jan. 12, fol-
lowed by "Germany, Yesterday
and Today" on Feb. 16.
The final production of the
series will be "South Seas Happi-
ness Holiday" on March 9. Tahiti
and Hawaii will be among the is-
lands included.
The films and lectures are un-
der the sponsorship of the Adult
Education Department of the city
public schools. Tickets for the
series are available on a season
basis at present.
Medical Society
Offers Proposals
The Michigan State Medical
Society's house of delegates ree-
ommended yesterday that a chair
of public health and preventative
medicine be established at the
medical schools of the University
and of Wayne State. University.
Dr. Robert B. Nelson, associate
director of the University Hospi-
tal was among the 10 men chosen
by delegates for three-year terms
on the board of directors of the
Michigan Medical Service.
Iraqi To Visit 'U'
The University will be host to
two members of the Iraqi Minis-
try of Education for five days be-
ginning Monday, according to
Dean Willard Olson of the edu-
cation school.
The two men, Abdul Aziz Al-
Bassim, the ministry's assistant
director general, and Saadi Dub-
uni, examinations director, are
spending three months in the
United States in one phase of the
Technical Assistance Program.
They are studying how exami-
nations are used in selection and
guidance of students and the
broad pattern of school adminis-

vent students from staging anti-
government demonstrations. Gov-
ernment officials charged the stu-
dents were using chemical labor-
atries to make bombs and other
explosives for terroristic acts.
Two private universities, the
Villanova and the Jose Marti, op-
erate in Havana. There are a
number of others s c a t t e r e d
throughout the republic.
The Havana professors may
now lend their services to these.
Students Migrate
Havana University once had a
top enrollment of 18,000. Since
the three universities closed,

thousands of students who could
afford it have gone to Spain, Lat-
in America, and the United States
to pursue their studies.
Others are teaching themselves
by reading textbooks and trying
to organize their own classes.
Still others have 'flocked into
the privately-run colleges and
The governing authorities of
all the closed schools fear that to
re-open now would touch off anti-
government demonstrations by
students and bring swift repres-
sive action by the Cuban govern-
ment and police.



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