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December 03, 1958 - Image 2

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WINTER STORAGE i'Galens To Hold Christmas Bucket Drive for
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This year, after a two year ab-
sence, Galens, the medical honor-
ary society, will conduct its
Christmas bucket drive on cam-
pus, Friday and Saturday.
All money raised in the drive is
used for a Christmas party for all
the children in the U niversity
Hospital and in the Children's
Psychiatric Hospital and to equip
the Galens' Workshop on the
ninth floor of University Hospital.
'There are approximately 400
children in the hospital during the
Christmas holidays and Galens
buys games, dolls, toys and craft
materials. Then, all the gifts are
sorted according to age groups,
put in bags and distributed to the
children through Santa Claus,"
Morton Cox, '60M, publicity chair-
man of the drive said.
Santa goes to the children both
in the wards and in their rooms,
Cox said.
Decorate Wards
"Not only is the workshop dec-
orated, but also the wards, each
one having its own tree. All the
windows are painted to give the
wards a true appearance of
Christmas," he added.
"All this is done by the children,
teachers and the nurses and, since
a child's stay in the hospital is
dismal, particularly through this
season, we try to cheer them up
by all the decorations and gifts,"
the chairman noted.
Besides the Christmas party,
money is used throughout the year
for the workshop and a special
education teacher.
During the mornings, the work-
shop is used as a school and Mrs.
Gloria Diethrich is the teacher in
"Those children who are able
to come to the workshop have ac-
cess to all the textbooks and ma-
terials supplied by the Galens,"
Mrs. Diethrich said.
Contact Child's School
"We contact the child's school
to find out where his class is and
then we make sure the child keeps

-Daily-Alan Winder
ALL ABOARD-Another item supplied by the Galens is this electric train set complete with a,
table for track and railroad crossing signals to give the effect of realism. Children in the hospital
have access to the trains and to the many other materials in the workshop every' day throughout
the year. The workshop is supervised by trained personnel who insure the safety of the children.

up with his class, so that when he
returns to school, he will not have
lost any ground," she said.
"For those children who have to
stay in the hospital long periods
at a time, we even administer the
same tests as the school gives,"
she said.
There is a traveling school
which goes to the wards so that
all children have the benefit of
an education and the chance to
keep up with their classes. Often,
children also bring their own
schoolwork with them.
Used for Crafts
In the afternoon, the workshop
is utilized by children eight to 14
years old for arts and crafts, car-
pentry, leather work, painting,
games and ceramics under the
supervision of trained shop in-
Galens has also bought pottery
kilns, power saws, lathes and drills
with the money raised in the
bucket drive.
There is also a miniature zoo in
the workshop with a pair of Coati

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Package Gifts
Along with the school in De-
cember, the workshop is used for
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the making of decorations and have rabbits, guinea pigs, and a
cards by the children, and the goat every once in a while," Mrs.
packaging of the gifts for the chil- Diethrich said.
dren by the hospital school teach- Galens Supplies Records
ers. Other material Galens supplies
In the summer, most of the includes phonographs, records.
work is done outdoors on the huge swings, sliding boards, wagons and
porch which adjoins the workshop. bicycles.
"There are grills for cook-outs, Several University practice
movies are shown in the evenings, teachers assist Mrs. Diethrich in
portable equipment is moved out- the workshop and the school pro-
doors and electric trains are set gram.
up. Beside the Coati Mundis, we "Some of our children in Uni-
versity Hospital come from pover-
ty stricken homes and broken
P rofessor families, and their stay in the
hospital is made much brighter
through the work of the Galens
and the contributions received
from the bucket drive," Mrs.
Diethrich said.
Sible Study Operates Newsstand
Although Galens has a news-
stand on the main floor of the
Prof. Ephraim A. Speiser of the hospital, money for the children
University of Pennsylvania will comes only from the drive at
discuss "New Horizons in Biblical Christmas time.
Studies" at 4:15 p.m. today in "For the past two years, Galens
Aud. A, Angell Hall. had to go only to the citizens of
Aud A eureishll.rstoftw Ann Arbor for aid, as the Student
The lecture is the first of two Government Council thought a
Zwerdling Lectures in Old Testa- combined. drive early in the year
ment Studies. would be more successful, instead
"Biblical Pre-History - Gene- of several snaller drives through-
sis 1-11; and the Primeval His- out the year by the many organi-
tory and Babylonian Culture" is zations," Cox said.
the subject of the second lpcture Finding out this was not the
which will be given at 4:15 p.m. case, SGC has allowed all the in-
Monday in Aud. A, Angell Hall. dividual groups to hold their own
The annual Zwerdling Lectures drives again.
were established last year as a On Friday, Galens will concen-
50th wedding anniversary gift to trate their buckets on main cam-
Mr. and Mrs. Osias Zwerdling, of pus, and Saturday will see buckets
Ann Arbor, by the couple's three on State Street and downtown
sons, Morris, Joseph, and Abra- Ann Arbor, he added.
ham. Begun in 1914
Under the terms of the gift, Galens was started in 1914 as a
which runs for five years, the De- liaison group between the faculty
partment of Near Eastern Studies and the students of the Medical
selects the lecturer and sets up School. Throughout the years it
the lectures each year. has grown into a service organi-
In addition to the Zwerdling zation for the whole hospital.
Lectures, Prof. Speiser will speak There are 28 mem1ers in Ga-
on "Triumphs and Tribulations in lens, 14 juniors and 14 seniors.
Bible Translation" at 8:15 p.m. These people are tapped from
today at B'nai B'rith Hillel Foun- each of the five medical fraterni-
dation. . ties and four are tapped from the
Prof. Speiser is chairman of the junior class of the Medical School
Department of Oriental Studies at large each year.
at Pennsylvania. He is noted for The first Christmas drive was
his work in the field of Semitics, begun in 1928. The goal for this
especially in the study of Jewish year is $7,500, Cox said.
and Arabic languages, literature
and history.
His books include "The U.S. and
the Near East," "Akkadian Myths
and Epics," "Ethnic Movements
in the Near East," and "Introduc-
tion to Hurrian, Mesopotamian

David Stewart at
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Bring your old equipment to swap!
Bring your new equipment to display!
Refreshments Everybody Welcome

Chess Club, regular meeting, Dec. 3,
7:30 p.m., Union, 3rd Floor.
Graduate Student Coffee Hour, Dec.
3, 4-5:30 p.m., Rackham Bldg., 2nd
Floor, W. Lounge. All graduate stu-
dente invited.
La Sociedad Hispanica, Tertulla, Dec.
3, 3-5 p.m., 3050 F.B. Coffee and Con-
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Ullr Ski Club, equipment meeting,
Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m., Union, Rm. 3S.
University Christian Federation, Mid,.
Week All-Campus Worship, Dec. 3, 4:15!
p.m., Douglas Memorial Chapel, State
and William. Sponsored by 11 denomil-

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