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University Fresh Air Camp Assists Disturbed Boys

GROUP LIVING-Although most of the children at the Fresh Air
Camp are excellent individually, there usually is trouble when they
are in a group. The Camp encourages} group and team games to
force the boys' problems to the surface, where the staff can give
therapeutic treatment and help during the campers' daily crises.



Drivin ermits Granted
To Eligible 'U Students
tudents who ar 21 years old
have registered with the Office of
older, married students and Student Affairs.-
dents whose parents live in the Special permission for driving on
rn Arbor area are eligible to a restricted basis may also be
ve without restriction after they given to students for commuting
use, business use, health or dis-
ability or temporary and miscel-
U.S. SENATOR JACOB laneous use. Applications for such
permission must be accompanied
by a letter from the student's par-
JVyE b lents.
Driving regulations, established
TOMORROW NIGHT- by the Office of Student Affairs,
are in effect from .8 a.m. on the
in . morning that classes begin each
RACKHAM AUD. semester tn'5 p.m. on the last day
8:30 P.M. of classes. They are not in effect
during suimer session or Thanks-
giving, Christmas or spring vaca-
tions. The exact time -for lifting
CARLOS the regulations will be announced
MN TO YA in the Daily Official Bulletin.
The regulations apply to the
presence as well as the operation
WORLD'S GREATEST of an automobile'in the Ann Arbor

The University's Fresh Air Camp
offers students of psychology, so-
ciology, social work and educa-
tion unique opportunities for prac-
tical training in their fields, ac-
cording to Prof. William C. Morse,
director of the camp.
The Camp is for emotionally dis-
turbed children-the socially mal-
adjusted and the delinquent child.
In recent years, the number of
boys was cut from 90 to 70.
"We found that 90 campers were
too much. The children today seem
too much more disturbed, and it
is all we can do to stop the fights
that break out now," Prof. Morse
Students Compose Staff
The staff of the camp is made
up of 50 students, both men and
women, who are interested in clin-
ical work in their fields. Prospect-
ive counselors apply from all parts
of the country, according to Prof.
"We were given a training grant
by the United States Public Health
Service," said Prof. Morse. "This
grant allows us to pay 30 of the
50 counselors at the camp," he
continued, "but the amount of
money varies from year to year de-
pending on how much we have to
pay for staff members.
Aiding counselor-students are an
academic staff of six, a psycholo-
gist and a physician. According to
Prof. Elton B. McNeil, the Camp's
psychologist the counselors are
warned about the rigorous life of
camping with maladjusted chil-
Groups Assigned
The counselors are assigned to
groups of about eight children and
work with them in their camping
activities besides attending classes
in psychology at the camp.
The campers, from seven to 14
years old, come to the camp from
institutional placement groups, de-
tention homes for delinquent chil-
dren, social agencies, and mental
hospitals. Friends and family of
of the children pay for as much of
the child's upkeep as possible, but
additional funds are necessary.
These come for the most part
from the University and from the
institutions which send the chil-
dren to the camp. "University stu-
dents also raised $5,000. with their
tag days," Prof. Morse said.
Fraternities and sororities also
aid the camp with "help week,"
when their pledges come to paint
and clean the buildings and equip-
No Horseback Riding
The activities at the camp area
the same as those at other camps,
Prof. Morse added, except that it
does not have horseback riding
"because we cannot afford it," and
no rifle or archery ranges "for ob-
vious reasons."
" We do not threaten, punish
or moralize," Prof. McNeil said.
"The goal of the camp is to un-
derstand the child and the roots
of his behavior which might, if not
prevented, lead to confinement in
correctional and mental institu-I
"All the campers are aware why
they are here," Prof. Morse said.

CAMP ACTIVITY-The fishermen above are typical of the emotionally disturbed children at the
Fresh Air Camp. Most of the activities normal children take part in at other camps are offered here.
There are no rifle or archery ranges for fear of what may happen when a disturbed child has access
to such weapons. The Camp encourages group planning of overnight trips and other activities by the
campers as part of group living. During the seven and one-half weeks of camp, the youngsters are
kept under diagnostic observation by psychiatrists, pediatricians, psychologists, social workers and



Iowa Merges
Iowa State College has com-
bined its philosophy department
and history and government de-
partment into a single depart-
ment, according. to Prof. Roy E.
LeMoine, former head of the De-
partment of Philosophy.
Prof. LeMoine felt that the de-
partment of philosophy, which
offers 15 courses and is good for
a minor only, was not large
enough to constitute its own de-

bISTURBED CAMPER-Prof. William C. Morse, Director of the
University's Fresh Air Camp, "talks things out" with one of the'
campers. Care is taken that children are protected from traumatic
or non-clinical handling by any camp personnel. The Camp's staff
feels that great progress has been made when one of the boys
will tell what is on his mind, and what his feelings are.
Art Print Loan Exhilit Shows
Pictures for Student Rental

.Civic Group
_Theae Bill.
The Ann Arbor Civic Theater
is well under way with rehearsal
for its. first production of the
season, Arthur Miller's "Death of
a Salesman," according to Ted
Heusel, director.
Miller's Pulitzer Prize winning
drama, which will be presented
Oct. 2, 3 and 4 in the MendelssOhn
Theater, has' presented a tremen-
dous number of technical prob-
lems, according to Heusel.
It switches back and forth from
the present to the past and all
the action takes place on two
floors, the upstairs and down-
stairs, making special difficulties
for Alice Crawford, the set de-
Students Participate
Fifteen Ann Arlor residents
and University students are in the
play, which shows the deteriora-
tion of a man and makes a hero
out of a common Mnan, Heusel
Tryouts for the next production
"Visit to a Small Planet" by Gore
Vidal Will be held Sunday, Oct. 4
The play, which starred Cyril
Ritchard on broadway, is sched-
uled for October 30, 31 and Nov.
1. It is the story of the corrup-
tion brought about by a man from
another planet who 'lands on the
earth, according to Heusel.
Remainder Listed
"Julius Caesar" on Jan. 8, 9 and
10, Williams' dramatic "Cat on a
Hot Tin. Roof" on Feb. 12, 13 and
14 and "King of Hearts" a come-
dy by Jean Kerr on March 5, 9
and 7 will complete the season.
Season tickets, now on sale at
the Lydia Mendelssohn box office
for $6 for Thursday tickets and
$7 for Friday and Saturday ad-
missio. Individual tickets may
be purchased for $1.50 and $1.65.
'The Ann Arbor Civic Theater,
which is directed by an official
board of directors, is one of the
few self-sustaining theaters, in
the country, Heusel, who has been
with the group for 4 years, added.
Dial NO 2-2513

"We do not accept children
they have already begun


TENNESSEE WILLAMS'DIAL The Art Print Loan Exhibit, on
PULITZER PRIZE PLAY STNO 2-3136 the third floor of the Student Ac-
NOW ON THE SCREEN! tivities Building, will open tomor-
row afternoon.
M-G-M . + Iu Students may examine the
Presents rental prints from 1 to 5 p.m. to-
[bh Omorrow and Friday and from 9 to
Hot u S
n Judith ANDRSON speaks
reg. $4.98 1/3 offINOW $329
FLAGSTAD Del Monaco Telbaldi
Kathleen Ferrier LISA DALLA CASA
Cerquetti Inge Borkh CORENA

12 a.m. Saturday. The exhibit will
be closed Saturday afternoon,
staying open from 1 to 5 p.m.
Monday instead.
The program, under the direc-
tion of John Bingley, Assistant
Dean of' Men, contains over 600
prints. Included are prints rang-
ing from old masters to contem-
porary artists, from realism to ab-
The display will be spread
through four galleries, each rep-
resenting a major period in art.
The galleries contain prints of
the old masters, impressionism
post-impressionism, contemporary
and Americana.
Included in the collection are
prints of "Birth of Venus" by'
Botticelli, "Ballet Class" by De-
gas, "Starry Night" by Van Gogh,
Mondrian's "Trafalgar Square"
and "Winter by the Sea" by

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P DIAL NO 8-6416
Tonight at 7and 9 P.M.
"An unusual
honestly rare
on the screen!"
N.Y. Herald



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