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Walter Urges
More Mentors
For Freshmen
With The Present Facilities
Student Gets Limited
Attention, He Says
The need for a greater number of
counselors for the freshman class to
aid in advising new students concern-
ing the University life and problems
was stressed yesterday by Prof. Erich
A. Walter, head of the Academic
counseling service of the literary col-
At the present time, with limited
staff and facilities, Professor Walter
pointed out, "we often cannot arrange
the first conference with a student
until after the sixth week of the
semester and even then only 10 min-
utes can be given to each freshman."
The present allotment is one ad-
visor to 193 freshmen, the advisors
manage to interview approximately
50 per cent of the new class during
the second semester.
Conditions Have Improved
A much warmer reception would
be accorded a Michigan graduate of
former years, however, if he were to
return to his alma mater this year
in the role of a freshman, Professor
Walter said, "The graduate would
find," he continued, "that today defi-
nite facilities have been established
to aid the new student in making the
all-important first adjustment to col-
lege life. Whereas formerly fresh-
men were told to swim or sink, the
contemporary scheme presents a
somewhat more optimistic arrange-
The present counseling service was
initiated by Prof. Lewis G. Vander-
velde of the history department who
began, six years ago, to devote regu-
lar office hours to-advising students
who needed academic counseling. "At
first there was no compulsion and
the whole program was carried out
on a voluntary basis," Professor Wal-
ter said.
Staff Enlarged
"Since that time, however, the
service has been steadily expanded
until we now have a staff of eight
counselors-six for freshmen and two
for sophomores. Kenneth L. Jones
of the botany department, Prof.
Dwight C. Long* of the history de-
partment, Prof. Bruno Meinecke of
the Latin department and I handle
the freshmen," Professor Walter said,
"while Prof. James H. Hodges of the
physical chemistry department and
Prof. Arthur Van Duren of the Ger-
man department take care of the
"There are three principal services
we counselors try to give the enter-
ing students in our first conference
with them," he said. First we have
them prepare a daily time chart, and
with this picture before ue we then
show them how to arrange study
hours with a minimum loss of time,
how to make able use of time between
lectures by studying in vacant class-
rooms or in one of the numerous li-
brarys about campus.
We find that the new student
wastes a great deal of daylight time
. that rmight well be devoted to aca-
demic work, simply because he trots
back and forth from his room instead
of acquainting himself with some of
the many places for study found in
every University building.
Reduced Program Helpful
"Secondly," he continued, "we at-
tempt to fit the academic burden to
the ability of the student. If a man
finds his studies too difficult either

because of inferior high school train-
ing or for other reasons, he .may be
encouraged to reduce his program so
that he can learn thoroughly well
those subjects that do remain. If suchi
a student has genuine ability, but hasI
suffered from poor training, a reduced
academic program often enables him
to pass his first semester's work. In
the second semester, with sufficient
adjustment made, he carries a full
academic load successfully.
"The third point which we attempt
to straighten out in the initial con-
ference with the student is the ques-
tion of outside work," Professor Wal-
ter said. "And here we strike a for-
midable snag. In the main we coun-
selors agree that outside employment
is deleterious to the general welfare
of the student. It is usually under-
taken with a consequent sacrifice to
both academic and extra-curricular
activity. If we find any student
working more than 18 hours, we
consider that the danger flag is up,
though of course there are marked
exceptions, especially in the case of
brilliant minds."

How Completed Union-Dormitory Quadrangle Will Look

Paralysis Preventative May Be
Used Widely Soon, Dr. PeetSays

Student 'Guinea Pigs' Aid
In Efforts To Overcome
Final Difficulties
Widespread use of a preventive
agent for infantile paralysis awaits
only the determination of a best
method for individual application, ac-
cording to Dr. Max Peet of the Uni-
versity Hospital staff.
There is no question, Dr. Peet stat-
ed, but that the agent, an aqueous
solution of zinc sulphate, is effective
in preventing incidence of the disease.
Complete spraying of the solution
over the olefactory area, the nasal
region in which sensations of smell
originate, was declared to be essen-
In order to test the efficacy of
various methods of application and
the extent of irritation student vol-
unteers are being used in the Hos-
pital, Dr. Peet stated. One per cent
solutions of the zinc sulphate have
been found the most efficient so far,
he added, and a 0.5 per cent solu-
tion of picric acid and alum has also
proved a preventative. Immunity for
at least a month follows application
of these preventatives .
Germ Attacks Brain
Although the exact means by which
Infirmary Is Taxed
By Minor Illnesses
The infirmary of the Health Serv-
ice is filled to capacity, Dr. William
M. Brace of, the Health Service re-
ported yesterday. Most of the pa-
tients are recovering from colds, ton-
silitis, and minor operations, he said.
Two cases of pneumonia were report-
ed by Dr. Brace. One student has
ben sent to a private hospital for
treatment, he said.
The student section of the Univer-
sity Hospital is also filled, according
to Dr. Albert C. Kerlikowske, chief
resident physician. There is no
disease epidemic, he declared, but
there is a large number of students
who are recovering from sicknesses
that are prevalent at this time of the
Former Employee
Of City Dies At 69
Leslie J. Bush, 69 years old, of Dix-
boro, formerly superintendent of c'on-
struction for the Ann Arbor water
department, died yesterday morning
in St. Joseph's hospital after a brief
Mr. Bush was connected with the
water department for 15 years. He
retired in 1931. He was born Aug.
3, 1867 in Dixboro and lived most of
his life in Ann Arbor.
He is survived by his widow, a
daughter and several cousins. Fu-
neral services will be held at 2 p.m.
tomorrow at the Muehlig chapel with
the Rev. L. L. Finch officiating.
Jewelry and
Watch Repairing
HALLER'S Jewelry
State at Liberty

the disease germs enter the olefac-
tory nerve is not known, Dr. Peet
said, it has been established that
they, do attack the brain and spinal
column by way of this nerve alone.
For this reason the coverage of the
nerve ends is of prime importance
in preventing the disease.
Previous work upon the prevention,
of infantile paralysis has been car-
ried out upon monkeys, which were
infected with the disease for this pur-
pose. Old World monkeys only can
be used for this testing, Dr. Peet
remarked, because they. are the only
kinds which contract the disease.
Adverse Reports Discounted
Reports, from the south to the ef-
fect that the zinc sulphate had not
prevented infantile paralysis were at-
tributed by Dr. Peet to haphazard
and inadequate spraying of the nose.
Imperfect and badly designed atom-
izers were so often in evidence, he
pointed out, that it was impossible
for the solution to have been properly
The chief handicap to the general
application of the solution lies in its
irritating effect, Dr. Peet said. The
stronger solutions are especially
troublesome in this respect, although
in no case is the irritation more dis-
tressing than a smallpox vaccination,
for example. Temporarily the sense
of smell is affected, but this lasts
only about a week.
17-Year Old Youth
On 2nd Probation
Joseph Werner, 17 years old, 1309
Henry St., was convicted and placed
on probation yesterday in Circuit
Court on a charge of breaking and
enteringbthe St. Andrew's church
house Feb. 6.
Werner was already on probation
following his conviction last April on
a charge of larceny. Judge George
W. Sample ordered him to pay $50
costs and make restitution to the
church when he earns the required
sum. Prof. Howard McClusky of the
School of Education was designated
special probationary officer.

Schnabel, Noted
Austrian Pianist,
To Play Tuesday
Ninth Choral Union Artist
Noted As An Interpreter
Of Beethoven's Works
Arthur Schnabel, Austrian pianist,
appearing in the ninth Choral Union
concert, will present works of Schu-
bert, Beethoven, and Schumann in a
revised program Tuesday, Feb. 23
in Hill Auditorium.
For 35 years, beginning at the age
of 15, Schnabel has been giving con-
certs in this country and abroad,
residing largely in London. He has
established and is famous for his
style of presentation called "The
Schnabel Vogue." His interpreta-
tions of Beethoven have also won
him international recognition as the
foremost interpreter of this composer.
This season in New York City he is
giving a series of seven Beethoven
Has Composed And Edited
Schnabel was born in Lipnik, Ca-
rinthia, and studied under Leschet-
izky. He first distinguished himself
as an exponent of Brahms, and latei
gave a series of sonata recitals with
Carl Flesch in Berlin. His is also a
composer of numerous songs anc
piano pieces and the editor, with
Carl Flesch, of the collection of Mo-
zart violin sonatas.
Known equally well as a piano ped-
agogue, Schnabel's American pupil
alone include Henri Deering, Guy.
Maier, Lee Pattison, Hortense Mon-
ath, Eunice Norton. His phonograph
recordings include a recently com-
pleted set of the 32 sonatas ofBeet-
hoven and the five concertos.
The program which he wiw present
on Tuesday includes:
Schubert: Sonata in A major (post-
humous) including Allegro, Andan-
tino, Scherzo: Allegro vivace, and
Rondo: Allegretto.
Beethoven: Fantasie, Op. 77; Six
Bagatelles, Op. 126; Rondo a capric-
cio, Op. 129, 9 major.
Schumann: Die Davidsbundler-
tanze, Op. 6 (second version), 18 char-
acter pieces: lively, fervently, with
humor, impatiently, with simplicity,
very swiftly, not fast, briskly, viva-
ciously, in the style of a ballad every
fast), with simplicity, humorously,
ferocious and gay, delicate and sing-
ing, alive, in good spirits, as though
from afar, not fast.
DETROIT, Feb. 18.-(IP)-An early-
morning fire killed Mrs. Constance
Hayes, 34, society woman, and two of
her daughters in their terrace home
in suburban Grosse Pointe today.

Prof. Dorr Speaks
To Alpha Nu




The principal contentions of the
opposing parties on the Supreme
Court question were outlined by Prof.
Harold M. Dorr of the political sci-
ence department at the weekly meet-
ing of Alpha Nu, campus forensic
society, held Wednesday, Angell Hall.





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practically sold down to sizes 37, 38 and 39. To correct
this unbalanced condition, we have made a drastic
reduction for immediate clearance.
There are 66 suits - all new this season - and in face of
rising prices-it makes every suit an outstanding bargain.





WALK? No! When ACE
CABS are rarin' to go
With arouD rates so low.





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