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September 19, 1958 - Image 7

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THE MICHIGAN XJAILY

Donahue
Asks Mental
Programs
Science "already has enough
knowledge of the factors associated
with mental breakdowns to de-
velop effective programs of treat-
ment and prevention," chairman
of the division of gerontology,
Wilma Donahue declared.
To combat the increasing prob-
lem of mental illness in "the United
States, Mrs. Donahue offers this
advice for the preservation of
mental health:
"The emotionally healthy person
has both a realistic appraisal and
reaction to his own age. Those who
deny the experience of aging or
* say they are too old to change
their ways often begin to develop
unfavorable reactions to growing
older while they are still middle
aged."
To prevent this,. Mrs. Donahue
Srecommended that "Individuals
should try early in life to develop
a sound basis for later life by
taking good care of their health,
making new friends, extending in-
terests and personal contacts, de-
veloping new leisure-time activ-
ities, and making emotional in-

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C h Leagueand Pantheloffer both Affiliated
a t etup ,activities h ih have become an integral part of,
the Michigan Co-Ed s' tradition.
E Make, certain that you visit The League and
the Panhellenic off ice.
This is your Oppotnt ostart your.
College Career in the Right Directilon,

FUZZY-WUZZY - "The Old
" Man of the Desert" is this Ce-
UNFOLDING CACTUS-This Agave forms dotted designs on its phalocereus, a form of' cactus.
leaves by the peculiar method of unfolding its leaves from a The hair growth is similar to an
closely packed center. The teeth which abound on the outer edges old man's beard . . it indicates
of the plant leave their impressions on the. center of the leaf, age.

vestments in other members of
their age group."
Mrs. Donahue felt that several
studies have. shown "the import-
ance of maintaining health and,
making economic provisions for
retirement early in life."
These surveys show that well
over half of those who have both
health and moderate wealth en-
joy high morale, even after re-
tirement, while nearly three out
of four persons who lack both of
these assets In later life show poor
adjustment to aging. This indi-
cates that lack of 'wealth, and poor
health have a cumulative effect on
morale
Shifting the subject to retire-
ment, Mrs. Donahue said, "while
many persons believe retirement is
a traumatic experience for the
individual, studies conducted at
Cornell University indicate that
the health of industrial workers
may actually improve after re-
tirement. When persons who re-
tired were. compared with, col-
leagues of the same age who con-'
tinued working, the researchers
found no difference in the propor-
tion who 'were well adjusted- to
their age."'
But she said that "pre-retire-
ment counseling and group courses
in preparation, for retirement are
being offered: by many ,manage-
ment, union, and community or-
ganizations to help individuals
through this time of adjustment."

AH-CHOO-An interesting pattern is created by the rows and rows ofragweed plants being grown in
the University's Botanical Gardens. The plants will be "fooled" into thinking that it's August when
it's still July and their pollen will be traced to determine the, routes pollen takes in its journey to
hayfever sufferers. Of the 4,000 plants being nursed only the male plants are pollen-dispensers but
unfortunately at this early stage it is impossible to tell the male from the female plants. The sel
ratio is about the same as it is at the University-three to one-according to Dr. Thomas.

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