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Asiatic Flu Emigrates from Japan.

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Since last May, when a new
strain of influenza was discov-
ered in Japan, Asian Flu has been
the number one medical news
throughout most of the world.
In early June the virus invaded
the United States to a minor de-
gree. Drug companies began to
produce preventive, vaccine in
case an epidemic breaks out.
The disease is highly contagious
and can cause a miserable three
or four day illness.
Medical men estimate that in
the ordinary population 10 to 15
Per cent of the citizens may be
stricken in event of epidemic.
This is bad considering that many
vital services may be disrupted if
the disease reaches such propor-
Students Threatened
But in a university community,
such as this highly populated
campus, Asian flu could strike
up to 50 per cent of the student
body, faculty and University per-
sonnel. There are several reasons
for this. First, the virus. seems to
infect younger people (much more
quickly than it does older people.
It is "felt that persons who have
lived long enough to pick up con-
tact with influenza virus have,
through previous contact with it,
built up a certain degree of immu-
nity. But the younger generation
does not have this advantage. Sec-
ondly, due to the fast spreading
characteristic of Asian Influenza,
a crowded populace, such as
found in dormitory- type resi-
dences, is more easily susceptible,
to it than would be those living
under ordinary circumstances.
Flu Characteristics
What, actually, are the charac-,
teristics of the bug thatmake it
a threat anywhere-it occurs? The
illness caused by the virus is not
in itself much more inconvenient
than a bad. cold. First complaint
is usually thirst followed by sore
throat. Temperature is high and
may last two to three days. Gen-

Residence Halls Need Stude
For Part-Time Employmen
(Continued from Page 1)
,of every five students recei-
fee boost has raised basic costs to help,
$1,134 for in-state residents and The Regents Alumni S
$1,484 for. out-state students. This ships, only major source o

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-Photo Courtesy University News Service
VIRUS "BUG"-Above picture of Asiatic flu virus was taken by
electron microscope at a Detroit pharmaceutical firm. Virus parti-
cles are magnified 114,000 times.

includes semester fees, college fees,
books and room and board. Not
included, however, are classroom
supplies, travel costs, and such
personal expenses as clothes,
laundry and recreation.
Help for the financially hard-
pressed University student has
been forthcoming, although not
keeping pace with rising costs.
On campus employment has re-
mained relatively stable.
One of every five students works
for the University.
During 1955-56, the last year
fort which figures are available-
University students received $1.3
million in scholarships, prizes and
grants in aid. Approiimately one


arship funds available to Un
sity freshmen, has not been
to keep pace with the 25 per
tuition hike.
Other tuition directed sch
ships have not been able to
up with the tuition hike ei
despite efforts by the Unive
to increase the funds for t:
Students have been force
turn for aid elsewhere. One wi
which they have turned is to.
funds. Use of University loan f
have increased steadily durini
last three years. University
cials predict that use of the f
will reach a new' all-time re
this fall.

eralized headache develops soon
after the first symptoms take
hold and later a dry cough is
common. So, the illness itself is
little more than the better part
of a week inconveniently spent.
The danger lies in the fact that
resistence of the stricken indi-
vidual is lowered considerablyand
It is this which causes serious
complications in some cases.
Pneumonia is certainliy a_ threat
in the wake of the virus. How-
ever, it must be renebered that
antibiotics have been developed
that combat this disease quite ef-
Vaccines Prepared.
The best treatment known as
yet is prevention. The preventa-
tive aspect began taking shape
last' May 22 when the United
States Public Health Service sent
samples of the new virus to six
pharmaceutical firms, asking if
they could make a vaccine.
By June one company cameup
with a vaccine and the others
soon followed. As yet supplies of
the preventive vaccine have not
reached sufficient proportions to
pass out to everybody and shots
are being given on a priority .basis.
Physicians, nurses and others who
would have the most contact with
the disease get them first. Then
they are distributed on down the

line beginning with those people
who are involved in essential
services - food handlers, tele-
phone operators, etc.
At the University, Health Serv-
ice Director Dr. Morley Beckett,:
expects to be able to begin the
innoculation program sometime
in the near future. Cost for the
preventive shots will be $1.
Beckett said he hopes that the
entire University community will
get the shots-when they are avail-
able at Health Service. It is easily
seen that if epidemic strikes in,
serious proportion there would be
little facility for handling the, 10
to 15 thousand that could be
stricken at the same time.
Notice will appear in The Daily
as soon as the innoculation pro-
gram gets under way.




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lependenee Comes Peaeefully

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'or. and fears of
democracy took a
,rd Aug. 31 when
nally granted in-
from the British
nbership in ,the
wealth was done
ting and blood-
.aracterized many
was formally
aueen of England.
ceremony as the
F the Queen read'

will have to
.s before her

glish educated Chi-
laya, have begun
word that Malaya's-

new constitution will give the Ma-
lays an advantage over them.
Malay politicians at the same
time have been telling their peo-
ple that the Chinese intend to ex-
ploit them.
It is the job of Chief Minister
Prince Abdul Rahman to see that
these conflicting opinions do not!
tear the country assunder.
Population Moslem
About 49 per cent of. the na-
tion's six million population- are
Moslem Malay. Thirty-eight per
cent are Chinese and the rest are.
mostly Indians and Pakistanis.,
In the last few years there have
been violent clashes between the
two main races. During a .cere-
mony last January raising the
status of Penang to a city, four
were killed and 51 injured in a
race riot.
Malaya is a nation rich in stra-
tegic natural resources. Half of
the world's natural rubber and a
third of the world's tin come from'
the Malayan peninsula.
The 50,600 square mile country
occupies a key air and sea posi-
tion between China at the Indian
Ocean. At the end of the Malay
Peninsula lies' the British con-
trolled port city of Singapore.
Singapore's efforts to combine
politically with Malay when they
-gain partial independence in 1958
have been rejected because the
city's 80 per cent Chinese popu-
lation would give Malayan Chi-
nese a political majority.
Guerillas Subdued
Communist guerrillas, once the
terror of Malaya, are now al-.
most under control.
Rahman has promised to elim-
inate the last 1,800 guerrillas by
Aug. 31, 1958.-
Malaya is presently trying to
decrease her dependence on Sing-

apore as a port. The facilities of
Malayan coastal. cities are being
improved in the hope they willl
one day supplant Singapore.
Malaya has been working to-
wards independence since 19468
when it was raised to the status
of a full colony.
In 1948 she became a federa-
tion under a British high commis-
sioner. At the,-same time she ac-
quired a large measure of inter-
nal autonomy.
The nation is composed of the
federated states of Perak, Selan-
gor, Negri, Sembilan and Pahang.
It also includes the unfederated
states of Perlis, Kedah, Kelantan,
Trengganu and Johore and the
"Straits Settlements" of Penang,
Province Wellesy and Malacca.
Chinese Dominate'
Malaya has been under British
control for about 83 years.
The Chinese form the largest
racial group in the cities and tend
to dominate the economic life of
the nation. Most of the bankers
and small businessmen and mer-
chants are Chinese.
However, most of the experi-
enced politicians and administra-
tors come from the Malays who
hold the poliical majority.
New Directors
Three new associate directors
for the men's residence halls were
announced yesterday by Jack
Hale, residence halls director.
The new names are Mrs. Doro-
thy Hackett,. Winchell House,
West Quadrangle; Mrs. Emily
iLowry, Hayden House, East Quad-
rangle; and Mrs. Grace Twiss,
Strauss House, East Quadrangle.

Committee Defends Nickerson,
Calls Da'vi ts .Testimony Valid

7:0 and 9:20
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Moira Shearer
Anton WaIbrook
Saturday 7:00 and, 9:00'.
Sunday 8:00 only
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Robert Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
Joan Fontaine

(Continued from Page 1)
The committee defended Prof.
Nickerson by saying that Commu-
nist Party membership, alone,
does not justify dismissal.
In explaining Prof. Nickerson's
failure to admit that he had been
a Party member, the committee
said that he, took an oath at the
University to the effect that he
was not at the time a Communist
Party member.
The main attack of the Civil
was directed at a statement is-
sued by the Association of Ameri-
Liberties committee's statement
can Universities in 1953.
The statement was entitled
"The Rights and Responsibilities
of Universities and Their Facul-
ties," and was signed by the chief
administrative officers of the 37
member institutions.
The Academic Freedom com-
mittee had several objections to
the AAU statement but did not
publish its disapproval "because
there was no indication that any
educataional institution had by
adoption given official force to
the AAU pronouncement."
However, after the' University
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dismissed the two faculty mem-
bers in 1954, the Academic Free-
dom committee decided to pub-
lish its comments.
The Union published its state-
ment calling the Association of
American Universities report "a
denial of fundamental principles
of academic freedom 'and civil
In urging re-study of the AAU
policy, the Civil Liberties Union
'committee told of "the great
harm which has been done.
Teachers who have been dropped
because of the application of prin-
ciples like those set forth the
AAU statement find themselves
virtually denied significant in-
stitutional appointments .. . pub-
lic relations considerations and in-
stitutional consrevatism, if not an
actual blacklist, separate such per-
sons from any real future as schol-

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mversity businessa ±rec as-
dicted -that the 1958 auto-
year should be "substan-
better" than 1956 or 1957.
Philip Wernette of the
ss administration school
that' many persons who
sed 1955 model cars with
nent credit were now in a
n to buy new cars.
ing at other segments of'
onomy, Prof. Wernette said
are signs that the slump in
ome construction is "bot-.
out." Wernette said be ex-
new housing starts to total
one million annually over
xt three years, with a sub-
fl improvement in 1960 and
far as credit is concerned,
Wernette said he would not'
prised to see the present
>f interest rates continued
it major changes in the in-
;e fiture.
ie many persons feel to-
nterest rates are high, they
ly represent a recovery
he abnormally and even ar-
ly low interest rates of the
930's and early 1940's," he
the long-term view, present
are actually near normal."
. Wernette termed the Fed-"
esearve Board's tight money
a "perfectly sound" means
ping inflation in check, but -
bed it would be changed
y if the inflationary threat'
or if a business downturn.

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Private Lives'



The very private lives of some
great men of the past will be
treated in a book from the Uni-
versity of Michigan Press.
This Is "Aubrey's Brief Lives,"
by. Jolhn Aubrey; the first Ameri-
can edition of which comes off the
presses today. The author has been
referred to as "The Walter Win-
chell of Seventeenth Century Eng-
Subject matter was gleaned
through the key'holes of such,
people as .Shakespeare, Sir Walter
Raleigh, Sir Thomas More, and
other celebrities of the time. Tav-
erns, theatres and private houses
served Aubrey as the observation
deck of the Elizabethan age.
Included in the book is a 100-
page biography of the author,
taken from his own notes and
written by the editor, Oliver Law-
son Dick. The foreword was writ-
ten by Edmund Wilson.
Price of the publicaion is $5.95.


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