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The Galen Shop Provides Occupation For Children



Not In NRA,
h ar
Says sehoa
a i m s That Conflicting
Views May Both Be Set
JP Substantially
mrt Will Favor
Act, He Believes
[11 Not Come Up Before
ludiciary In Entirety But
y Provisions
(By Intercoegiate Press)
AMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 1-
're is no such thing as the con-
4tionality of the NRA, but all de-
ds upon its "judiciality" - in
er words, how the nine justices
he United States Supreme Court
at it,
his, in general, is the opinion of
Thomas Reed Powell, professor
onstitutional law at Harvard Uni-
The Constitution," he said re-
fly, .,has nothing to do with the
very program except as situa-
s are ;created to take before the
creme Court. And so far as the
stitution is concerned, those nine
are absolutely free to do as they
se. Perhaps, after eight months
ational co-operation,five of them
Ssay, "Oh, no, you shouldn't have
le this' - a perfectly amazing sys-
of government.
[ can write two briefs setting up
constitutionality and the uncon-
utionality of the NRA and do both
1 good conscience. But it may
that the indestructible force will
t the immovable body before the
reme Court and something will
As a matter of fact, it is unlikely
t the entire Recovery Act will
e before the Supreme Court;
6r it may come Tonta provision
wo at a time. That means the
rt may knock holes in it here and
e, but on the whole the imprac-
bility of judicial interference at
time may rule.
The NRA is largely a permissive
I believe the Supreme Court
look with favor upon the law
C is constructive and not merely
ishing somebody for being naugh-
. Some have expressed fear of
atorship, which always amuses
It stands to reason that a single
cutive will be more responsive to
lic opinion than a composite such
Congress, whose members pay too
ch heed to the editorials in home
ers and none to editorials else-
tre. Anyway, Congress has plen-
of brakes to put on the power
nted to the President."
mswiler Gives
(adio Lecture
)n Engineering
he educational requirements nec-
try for a career in mechanical en-
eering were discussed in the radio
ure given by Prof. John E. Ems-
'r of the College of Engineering
r the University hour from the
ris Hall studios of station WJR
esides the educational require-
its, Professor Emswiler dealt with
profession as a part of the whole
ineering field, pointing out that
erained to the development of
er and the design of machinery.

erest, imagination, accuracy, hon-
resourcefulness, and judgment
the important factors to possess
ne plans on entering the field, he
The mechanical engineer must be
ned along two distinct lines of
,ntific knowledge, the one requir-
familiarity with the principles of
rgy transformations, and the
er leading to the ability to design
chines in which energy can be
ized," Professor Emswiler stated.
hysics, mathematics, and English;
among the most utilitarian sub-
s, if a student expects to become
engineer, he continued. The course
the Uniersity consists of two se-
of courses, that relating to the
elopment of energy, and the de-

On the ninth floor of the University Hospital is the carefully supervised Galen Woodworking shop where
young patients who are confined with fractures or are convalescing are allowed to learn the manual crafts
for credit in their schools at home.


* * * *


Bromage Urges
Appointing Of
County Officers
Board Of Supervisors Is
Only Body Which Should
Be Elected, He Says
A plea for appointment rather than
election of the many county admin-
istrative officers and a presentation
of the benefits of the county home
rule and "optional law" plan were
high spots of a Thursday night radio
University broadcast over WJR by
Prof. Arthur W. Bromage of the
political science department.
Although he stated that the county
board of supervisors should be an
elective body, Professor Bromage said
it did not follow from that the
county administrators should be elec-
ted. The placing of the names of
clerk, sheriff, treasurer, surveyor, and
other administrators on the ballot
serves only to confuse the voters,
Professor Bromage declared, noting
that "the best vote-getter will not
necessarily be the best administra-
S t a t e Constitutional provisions
must firse be set aside before county
reorganization on a wide scale can
be affected, the speaker said. If an
amendment depriving the county ad-
ministrative officers of their constitu-
tional status were passed, and if the
amendment empowered th e State
Legislature to provide optional forms
of county government or county
home rule, the battle against the
present antiquated system would be
largely won, Professor Bromage
Advocates Optional Plan
That Michigan would profit from
the application both of the optional
law plan and the county home rule
plan was the belief expressed by Pro-
fessor Bromage. Under the optional
plan, the State Legislature would
have the power to provide by gen-
eral law for complete forms of
county government different from
the system required; by the State
Constitution, Professor Bromage said,
and any county might adopt such a
plan by a majority vote of the elec-
tors voting on the question.
Wayne, Kent, and Oakland coun-
ties have peculiar problems, and this
is where the home rule -principle
could be meritoriously applied, Pro-
fessor Bromage said. If the optional
law plans drafted by the Legislature
did not meet the demands of these
populous counties, they would have
the alternative of drafting their own
home rule charters.
"There have been unsuccessful at-
tempts to establish the home rule
principle for Michigan counties,"
Professor Bromage declared. "In
1919 and 1920 a citizens' State com-
mittee sponsored a Constitutional
amendment to permit counties to
frame, adopt, and amend charters for
their self-government. A subsequent
attempt resulted in the passage by
the State Senate in 1929 of a home
rule amendment, but this proposal
was not passed by the House and it
never came before the voters of the
, Limited Type Suggested
"Then in 1933 the Michigan Com-
mission of Inquiry i n t o County,
Township, and School District Gov-
ernment suggested a limited type of

Tag Day For Support Of Galen
Projects To Be Held Next Week

T hird Faculty
Concert To Be
Given Sunday
The third faculty concert in the
1933-34 season will take place at 4:15
p. m. tomorrow afternoon in Hill Au-1
ditorium, and will include solos by
Ava Comin Chase, and Louise Nel-
son, of the piano faculty and the
School of Music; and Hans Pick, pro-
fessor of violoncello.
The University Symphony Orches-
tra, under the direction of Earl V.
Moore, in addition to playing in com-
bination with the soloists, will per-
form Schubert's "Unfinished Sym-
phony in B minor," and "Spanish
Rhapsody" by Chabrier.
The public with the exception of
small children is invited, and is re-
quested to be seated on time as the
doors will be closed between num-
The program in its complete form
is as follows: Bach's "First Concerto
in C minor" or two pianos and
strings, in three movements, Allegro,
Adagio, and Allegro, will be played as
a duet by Mrs. Case and Miss Nel-
son; Schubert's "Unfinished Sym-
phony" by the orchestra; "First Con-
certo in A minor, Op. 33" in four
movements to be played without
pause by Mr. Pick, accompanied by
the University Symphony Orchestra;
and Chabirer's "Spanish Rhapsody"
presented by the orchestra.
Students Bear Up
Well After Heavy
l ay Of~ 'Banqueting
According to a popular theory at
the University Health Service, ap-
pendicitis cases, acute gastric dis-
orders, and kindred afflictions al-
ways occur most frequently immedi-
ately after Thanksgiving Day.
This year, however, is the excep-
tion which proves the theory to be
a rule, for not a single case of
appendicitis and not even one stom-
-ch ache has been reported to the
Health Service since -the big meal,
Officials attribute the phenomenon
d,o thatfact that a large number of
students did not return to school af-
terward and because "the lean years
may have affected the turkeys."
Examinations for civil engineers
and surveyors will be given at the
University, at Michigan State Col-
lege, and at Ironwood in the upper
peninsula, on Dec. 28, 29, and 30, ac-
cording to an announcement made
yesterday by the Michigan State
Board of Examiners for the Regis-
tration of Architects, Engineers, and

Outer Districts Best Housing
ProjectSites, Says McKenzie

The municipal housing projects
now being undertaken with govern-
ment aid should be directed at that
belt of run down territory lying be-
tween the business and outer resi-
dential districts of most Anierican
cities of any size, Prof. R. D. Mc-{
Kenzie of the sociology department
told the Michigan Planning and
Housing Conference recently.
This territory usually pays poor
dividends to property owners and is
zhe location of much crime and de-
linquency centers, Professor McKen-
Ae stated. The waste of property in
'he slum belt ccnes from the low
rents chargeable to tenants by own-
ers, despite the high taxes levied in
expectation of expansion of the city's
business district.
"A slum is not a building or an
trea of land, but an economic and
social condition," he stated. "Deteri-
orated buildings and neglected streets
do not cause it, they merely locate
it. A slum is really a grouping of
the weaker elements of a city's popu-
lation, driven into the area it oc-
cupies largely for economic reasons."
Professor McKenzie suggested a
plan of zoning these belts between
the better residential and the strictly
commercial areas. Certain locations
would be given to small industries
and commerial projects which de-

pend largely on the central business
section for their sales, which other
portions would be given over to
apartments and hotels, and to cer-
tain public buildings used by the city.
It will be necessary to put the mid-
dle or slum belt to a more produc-
tive use, Professor McKenzie feels,
since city growth in the future seems
likely to decline, due to the steadily
falling birth rate, leaving the city
with fewer children and more adult
Best Speakers In Speech
Class To Vie In Contest
An Inter-Class Public Speaking
Contest will be held between the 11
best speakers of the 11 sections of
speech 31, on Tuesday, Dec. 12 in
Room 1025 Angell Hall, according to
Prof. G. E. Densmore of the speech
Each class will select their own
best speaker by popular vote and he
will prepare a five minute speech for
presentation. Members of the speech
department faculty will judge the
contest and award the winner a gold
medal donated by the University
Oratorical Association. Charles Rog-
ers, '34, president of the Oratorical
Association will act as chairman of
the contest.

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The Galen Society will hold its an-
nual tag day on Tuesday and Wed-
nesday of next week, Dec. 4 and 5,
the proceeds of which will be used,
to finance the instructor in the Ga-
len Shop at the University Hospital,
to provide Christmas for those chil-
dren who will be in the hospital dur-
ing the holiday, and to augment the1
Sunshine Fund, which provides spe-
cial amusements for children in need
of distractions.
The Galen Shop was first organ-
ized in 1928 through the generosity
of the members of the Galen Medi-
cal Society. The purpose of the shop
is to give opportunity for wood and
manual work to children housed in
the acute units of the University
Hospital. Each year the work has
reached an additional number of
children and the opportunities of-
fered have been augmented by new
tools, books, projects, and activities.
The number of young patients par-
ticipating in the work has increased
from 350 in 1929 to 1033 in 1933.
The objective has been to give each
boy or girl coming to the shop the
opportunity to learn some new ac-
tivity so far as his time and energy
permit and the satisfaction of creat-
ing some piece of work which will
be his own for such use as he may
see fit.
The Galen Woodwork Shop is on
the ninth floor of the University Hos-
pital where each day dozens of young
patients go and find interesting
things to do. The shop is open for
four hours each day, 22 hours per
week under the supervision of a li-
censed and experienced teacher of
manual arts. All of the young crafts-
men who meet the requirements re-
ceive credit in their local schools for
the work completed. -
The shop was originally designed
to meet the needs of the boys lo-
cated in wards of the Main Hospital.
In the year 1931-1932 the work was
planned to extend this privilege to
boys also housed on other floors of
the Main Hospital. In 1932-1933,
county home rule, permitting coun-
ties to reorganize only the adminis-
trative branch of their government
without altering the existing plan of
urban and township representation
upon the county boards."
Last spring a home rule amend-
ment was introduced in the Legisla-
ture and passed by the Senate, but
defeated by the House, Professor
Bromage explained. It was really
more than a home rule plan amend-
ment, he said, since it provided also
for the optional law plan, and for
the possible transfer of township
functions to the counties.
The heart of the whole problem of
county reorganization is the inherent
fear of shifting the balance of rural
and urban power in county boards,
Professor Bromage declared.
Professor Bromage expressed the
hope and belief that the findings of
the Inquiry commission would serve
to focus attention on the county re-
organization problem, a n d would
eventually be instrumental in bring-
ing about substantial reforms.
Prof. Harvey V. Rohrer of the
political science department spoke
over the sameprogram, describing
"A Glance at the Philippine Islands
and Their People."

this privilege has been extended to
girls from all floors of the Main Hos-
pital. Originally only children of
ages between five and thirteen had
the benefit of the instruction. This
year children from four to 21 bene-
fitted from instruction offered in the
shop. This has been made possible
by introducing some very simple oc-
cupations and also by planning for
some advanced work for men who
particularly want actual machine
work. During the year there have
been 36 such cases. Tin work, brass
work, and cement casting have been
added to the elementary and ad-
vanced wood work occupations dur-
ing the past year.
Almost all te materials which
have been used in the shop have been
waste materials, such as empty pack-
ing boxes or empty tin cans from the
hospital kitchen. Only a limited
amount of lumber and paint have
been purchased for some special proj-
ects. The expense of the shop has
related primarily to personnel since,
during the present period, the pur-
chase of new tools and equipment
has been generally postponed. There
will be some necessary replacements
and the increased attendance may
require some additions.

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Is Charge Causing
Paper TO Go Wild
(By Intercollegiate Press)
LARAMIE, Wyo., Dec. 1.- When
the A. S. U. W. executive committee
at the University of Wyoming criti-
cized present editor Joseph Jaccbucci,
of the Branding Iron, campus news-
paper, for making the front page
of the student paper too conserva-
tive in makeup, the Branding Iron
printed the story under a huge black
headline at the top of the page, and
blackened up the rest of the front
page in regular Denver Post style.
The charge against the paper was
that "it looked too much like an
eastern daily."

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.e statement is frequently heard
we already have too many en-
-s. There may be some truth
,On the other hand, what pro-
n or group can be pointed to,
ich the same thing is not equal-
e? It seems certain that the
rninating characteristic of our
ry is now the development and
f power in all its myriad ap-
ions, and mechanical engineers
e best type will always be in

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his room... Have you
an extra chair that you
want to dispose of

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