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Training Urged'
For Backward
Child By Keeler
Says Handicapped Youth
Will Become Burden To
Society Later In Life
Education Is Costly
Adequate Health Service
For Children Is Deemed
Biggest Of Problems
Training for the handicapped
child, so that he may be an asset to
society instead of a permanent lia-
bility, must not be entirely dropped
from school budgets lest recent valu-
able progress in this field be lost,
urges Prof. Louis W. Keeler in an
editorial in the current issue of the
School of Education Bullet n.
The mentally dull, emotionally un-
stable child, or the physically handi-
capped whose bodily defects often
lead to wrong mental twists are
thos who frequent turn to crime or
become social burdens later in life,"
says Dr. Keeler.. To cut altogether
the early attention they need is plac-
ing a greater burden on the cities and
states in the future years when the
problem child is an adult without a
trade at which he can support him-
self, or a safe mental attitude toward
the rest of society,
Special Education Costly
Because it was felt that such
classes must be small, special educa-
tion has been costly. Recent research
has shown that good teachers can
efficiently handle larger classes in
this field, thus offering one way of
economizing, Dr. Keeler declares.
Another way is to place the less
seriously handicapped in normal'
classes until finances admit morel
special classes, and this calls for I
teachers with psychological training
which enables them to recognize and1
give special attention where it is
needed. A third way of economizing1
is the changing of the order or pos-
sible dropping of some courses, for
time economy of both teacher and

Pionmeels Of A ir And Sca licet

Cleveland Talk
By Kar pinski
Causes Furore
Many Disagree With Local
Professor; Charge Prep
Schools Arc Exploited

Freshmenl Are
More Active In
'33 Hopwoods
Committee Attributes New
Interest To Early Start
Of Contest This Year

Watkins Advances New Plan To
Safeguard CommercialBanking

-Associated Press Photo
Dr. William Beebe (left), American naturalist who has pentrated
ocean depths never before reached by man, and Prof. Auguste Piccard,
Belgian scientist who holds the altitude record for his balloon ascents
into the stratosphere, had a chance to compare notes when they were
dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Beecher Stowe in New York.
Piccard Described By Former
Classmate, ow Teaching Here

In a recent interview Charles E.
Koella, instructor in French, gave
several interesting points on the ilfe
and family of Auguste Piccard, the
noted French balloonist, whom he
has known intimately for many
years. M. Piccard's father was a pro-
fessor of chemistry at the Univer-
sity of Basle and has now retired in
poor health to Lausanne. Jean Pic-
card, the balloonist's twin brother,
taught physics at Brussels, he then
became a professor at Massachusetts
Institute of Technology and is now
teaching in Delaware. Another bro-
ther, Paul, is a'federal judge in Swit-r
"I once met them in the Alps some
time before the war," said M. Koella,
"and they were unable to climb be-
cause great altitudes Affected their
hearts. It is interesting that Auguste
Piccard should now be the man who
has "climbed" higher than any other'
living person. When they were in
college together the two brothers
looked amazingly alike and they of-
tenmade good use of this in "doub-
ling" for each other. They were al-
ways mischievous when they were

Dr. Mabel E. Rugen, assistant pro-
fessor of physical education for
women, discusses the "Health Pro-
gram at University High School."
"Consideration of this program," she
says, has been aimed at two prob-
lems; first, how best to secure and
insure adequate health service and
supervision for the student; second,
whether "health" should be included
'in the curriculum as a subject matter
First Problem Solved
"The first of these problems has
been solved," Professor Rugen de-
clares, "the second is still a live is-
sue. The program of health service
and supervision now includes annual
medical examination of all students,
follow-up work, daily nursing service
and re-admission through the clinic
following absence, and general health
counseling and guidance. It involves
no extra fee for the students."
Professor Rugen goes on to give a
detailed description of the methods
employed in the Uniiverity High
School for the conducting of the
physical examinations and its facili-
ties for the discussion of social ad-
justment, academic failure, and per-
sonality conflict. The duties of the
nurse in the high school and the re-
sponsibility of the health committee
and health co-ordinator are also de-
"The Functions of the University
High School and Introducing the
Child to School" are discussed in the
University Laboratory School Notes.
The remainder of the buleltin is
given over to lists of new books per-
taining to education problems and of
master's theses. There is also a short
list of the professional activities of
the faculty.
German Lanage
Is Most Scientific
Courses in scientific German are
offered by over two and onerhalf
times as many departments as offer
cour!ses in scientific French, aceord-
ing to the results of a survey cover-
ing more than 200 colleges and uni-
versities which was conducted by
Dean G. Carl Huber, of the Graduate
In a radio talk which was delivered
yesterday over the University Broad-
casting Service, Dean Huber stressed
the importance of German as the
equipment for students who are
planning to take scientific subjects,
saying that the translations and
briefs of journals in the field of pro-
fessional or scientific work are, at
best, "guides to source material."
Dean Huber admitted that there
is experienced some difficulty in find-
ing instructors who have special in-
terest in or knowledge of science in
addition to the usual qualifications
for teaching of modern languages,
but said that the University was par-

young and now, at the age of 48,1
they are still vivacious and witty."
"I was at Lausanne at the time of
his ascent and noted a striking proof
of his popularity with his fellow-
countrymen. News of his proposed
flight caused great excitement among
the people and they gathered in
droves to witness his start. He had
to wait ten days for favorable weath-
er conditions and his followers be-
came impatient over the delay. For
a week before he actually started,
false reports, w e r e continuously
spread abroad that several people
had seen him rise. The day before
his flight a group of observers one
hundred and fifty miles away were
perfectly convinced that they had
seen M. Piccard as he rose from the
mountain," M. Koella continued.
M. Piccard is now in America for
the purpose of studying climatic
conditions in an effort to learn
whether or not they will be favorable
to a proposed ascent. He is inter-
ested in making an ascension from
America in the very near future.
"M. Piccard is known as one of
the most sincere scientists of today
and never makes a sensational flight
for publicity but solely for the sci-
entific value it may have," M. Koella
Wisconsin Radio Station
Celebrates 1IIth Birthday
MADISON, Wis., Jan. 13.-(Big
Ten)-WHA, the University of Wis-
consin radio station and the oldest
radio station in the country, recent-
ly celebrated its eleventh birthday
anniversary. Although the university
has had a broadcasting station since
1909, it did not receive a Federal
license for the use of the broadcast
bands until 1922. The station is a
leader in educational broadcasting
and has been heard from Cuba to
Alaska and from coast to coast.

An address on "Linear and Quad-
ratic Straight and Square" delivered!
by Prof. Louis C. Karpinski, of the
mathematics department, before the
annual meeting of the Central Asso-;
ciation of Science and Mathematics
Teachers several weeks ago in Cleve-
land raised considerable comment
and excitement throughout t h e
. The paper is an attack upon the
methods employed by teachers col-
leges throughout the United States.
By survey it has been found that
many graduates and undergraduates
of these colleges write textbooks ac-
tually used in teaching courses, with-
out ever having had any teaching ex-
perience themselves. This situation,
Professor Karpinski believes, is one*
in need of immediate correction.
A 'Textbook Epidemic'
"There is a vertiable epidemic of
these textbooks in mathematics by
these pseudo-experts who wish to
exploit the schools for their private
gain," Professor Karpinski stated.
"Because mathematics operates upon
the mind an ignorant man may with
impunity write a textbook for chil-
dren which may be adopted even by
state boards controlling the text-
books for a whole state.
"Why are such textbooks adopted?
Every one knws and hardly anyone
dares say that it is largely because
some of the authors have power
either in national education organ-
izations to ;place complacent and
obliging superintendents upon im-
portant committees or have other
crass ways of rewarding the faithful,
such a recommendation for promo-
tion. Proper textbooks can only
grow out of classroom experience by
persons qualified to profit by that
experience," he said.
This address aroused much en-
thusiasm at the Cleveland meeting,
because of the widespread feeling.
that some teachers of education
particularly in the east,. have been
exploiting the public schools.
Karpinski to Speak
As one of th erebounds to this ad-
dress, Professor Karpinski has re-
ceived an invitation from John P.
Everett, chairman of the mathemati-
cal section of the Michigan School-
masters Club, to present a paper be-
fore the regular meeting to be held
April 28 here. Mr. Everett wrote: "TI
desire to have our group listen to a
presentation of some fact relative
to the extent to which the 'general
educator' influences for the worse,
not only the content and methods
of teaching mathematics, but the po-
sition which the subject occupies inj
the curriculum."
Professor Karpinski has chosen for
his title "The Textbook Racket in
Dial 2-1013 40 years of knowing how!
206 North Main Downtown

Freshmen are expected to turn in
more manuscripts this year for the
Freshman Division of the Hopwood
Writing Contest than were received
last year, according to Prof. Erich
A. Walter, member of the commit-
The increased interest, Professor
Walter said, is due in part to the
fact that the contest was announced
earlier this year than last. Last year's
announcement was made at the be-
ginning of the sixth week of school,
while this year the rules were an-
nounced during the second week.
Another factor which may increase
the number of contestants is the eco-
nomic pressure which many students
may feel at this time, said Professor
The deadline, 3 p. in., Jan. 27, will
be enforced rigidly, Professor Walter
said. If manuscripts are not turned
in at the English office, 3221 Angell
Hall, by that time, they will not be
eligible for the contest, he declared.
The prizes in the contest are $50,
$30 and $20 for the best three man-
uscripts in the fields of essay, prose
fiction, and poetry. The judges will
be Prof. Louis A. Strauss, of the
English department, Dr. Frank E.
Robbins, assistant to the President,
and Wilfred B. Shaw, director of
alumni relations.
The contest is limited to freshmen
men and women enrolled in composi-
tion courses in the English depart-
ment. Other rules limit the length of
essays to 3,000 words and that of
the prose fiction manuscripts to 10,-
000 words.
Prof. William H. Hobbs, of the
geology department, will leave today
for Toronto where he will present
a paper before the geology depart-
ment of the University of Toronto
In the evening he will address the
Royal Canadian Institute on "Condi-
tions in Greenland."
The first of existing roadside mar-
kets in Ohio was established as early
as 1903, though more than three-
fourths were established in the last
six years.

Scholastic Leaders Of
30 Colleges At Meeting
MADISON, Wis., Jan. 18.-(Big
Ten)-The most brilliant students
from 30 colleges and universities all
over the country will meet on the
campus of the University of Wiscon-
sin April 14 and 15 for the 1933 con-
vention of Phi Eta Sigma, national
freshman honorary scholastic frater-
The, fraternity was organised in
1923 at the University of Illinois by
the late Dean Thomas Arkle Clark.

(Continued from Pag
a substitute for adequate1
ulation, but it seems to me
guarantees might be ins
supplement more stringen
tion of banking system."
It was pointed out by
Watkins that opponentsc
insurance have argued that
a burden of failure on t
banks of the system, and l
incentive of many banker
duct their business soundl
swer to these criticisms,1
"it seems to me that unso
should simply be excluded
benefits of such a syste
start, and it is hard to see1
bership in such a system wv
banks any more willing to
danger of failure than the
because-failure means that
holders lose everything."
In addition to deposit g
Professor Watkins propose
lowingrimprovements in ba
1. More rigorous regulat
granting of bank charter

;e 1) .1 empt to set up bars to insure the
bank reg istablishment of higher professional
that such ;_ andards, and to exclude less fit
tituted to 3, mkers from the business.
it regula- 2. Segregation of commercial and
. vings accounts. Many states, it was
Professor i id, already provide for this segre-
of deposit # ition, but national banks are not
t it throws limited by such a ruling.
the strong 3. More stringent regulation of in-
essons the i 'stment banks and security affili-
*s to con- 4ttes of commercial banks.
y. In an- 4. Further liberalization of the na-
he stated, ':lonal laws governing establishment
und banks t f branch banking.
I from the The Glass bill, now before Con-
m at the ;ress, attempts to get at most of the
how mem- ; oints suggested in improvement of
ould make 'anking standards, it was said, al-
incur the though some people may disagree
y now are, with the methods provided in this
the stock- tLill for getting at these difficulties.
"It has been proposed," concluded
uarantees, Professor Watkins, "that all banks
d the fol- ; hould be brought under the regu-
anking ad- r powers of the federal govern-
inent. I feel sympathy toward that
ion in the ,roposition, but I doubt that we shall
. This, it 1 ccomplish anything in that direc-
be an at- t on very soon."

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Severe Storm Relaxes
Grip On Pacific Coast
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 19.--W)-
Ageneral storm on the Pacific coast
relaxed its grip in Washington and
California today but weather bu-
reau forecasts predicted new assaults
of snow in the north and more rain
in California by tonight or Friday.
Air line traffic was delayed or
halted from the Canadian to the
Mexican borders, train schedules
were slowed in Washington and Ore-
gon, motor stages were stalled and
snow-laden communication 1 in e s

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