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THURSDAY, NOV. 4, 1967

Children Learn Grim Reality Of Gas Defense In Britain

Alumni Instruction Politics Is Called Worthy Field
For '40 Is Plannedj For College Graduates To Enter
(Continued from Page 1) ~~
---m ePolitics is a career that ought to be private business because every act of
penny of class dues collected is passed , considered by every ccliege man, cer- a public official is carefully scrutin-
on from year to year till at the time' tainly as an avoeaticn, i not as a vo- ized and criticized by the citizens, Mr.
of graduation the total sum is put cation, Hale T . Sheneficidc. '24. coun- Shenefield asserted.
into a fund used to organize class re-; ty auditor of Lucas County, O. and The city manager plan of municipal
unions, to send out class literature graduate of the Institute of Public
and perform other class organizing and Social Administration in 1928. government will continue to grow as
functions. declared yesterday. a form of city admnistration, and will
Other purposes for which class dues In the future, students who study open up a new profession for men en-
may be used, Morgan pointed out, are, public affairs in college should con- Itering public affairs, Mr. Shenefield
as memorials to the class. In past sider politics as a life work rather explained. As government expands,
years emphasis was put on senti- than public administration, research more good administrators will be
mental memorials such as trees and or teaching, Mr. Shenefield advised. needed and more jobs will be open to
benches, but the trend is now toward For many years politics have been the college man in this line of work,
loan funds and scholarships in the looked upon unfavorably by the pub- he said. Mr. Shenefield advised stu-
name of the class. At present 20 lie because a few men in the profes- dents entering public life to follow
classes have adopted similar and re- sion have pursued selfish interests, their literary college work with the
lated projects. and more are expected but this is now being remedied by the courses offered in public administra-
to do so by Christmas. election of honest men to office, he tion because of the technical features
The Class officer's Council was cre- said, and will be relieved further by of their future work.


Children in England are taught the stern realities of gas defense in case of war, but to these young minds
these sinister-looking masks were just another plaything. Youngsters took part in tests conducted at an
orphanage by the Home Office in conjunction with Br itain's preparedness program. Other children showed
curiosity at the long snouts of their cycling playmates.

U.S. Housing Program Cheaper
Than Cost Of Slums,_WoodSays
Public Realizes Economy ignorance, and mob control are the
Of Cutting Crime And direct costs to society of these condi-
D.seas B.Bi.ing tions, as well as high fire and police
Deicosts and the loss of tax values in slum
By ROBERT D. MITCHELL districts. Denmark, Sweden, Norway,
America's new housing program Germany and England have already
erents forte hrstime pubglirealized that these far outweigh the
represents for the first time public money costs of setting up good homes.
realization that the costs of main- I Now in the United States we are
taining slums and obsolete houses for ( realizing that the costs of housing im-
lower-income groups far exceeds the provement are small payment against
cost o-icomstrupneadcet the benefits accrued. Besides this,
cost of constructing new and decent the measure should act as a boom for
t homes, Prof. Arthur E. Wood of the all phases of the building industry
sociology department stated yester- and spread to other related indus-
day. tries."
Recent Federal legislation, includ- The present national government
ing the FHA and the Wagner-Steagall policy with respect to housing, as seen
Bill, are movements to take the Fed- in the new acts, Professor Wood stat-
eral government out of the direct ed, is to support local government
construction phase of housing, Pro- construction. The Wagner-Steagall
fessor Wood said, and instead, to Act plans for a system of loans to
have it subsidize new projects and local authorities for low-cost house
guarantee housing loans. Actual con- constructi p. These may be outright
struction will be by local governments grants or grants-in-aid. Quasi-phil-
or quasi-philanthropic organizations, anthropic housing societies, restrict-
backed by the government. ing their dividends and entering the
"Americans have always had the surplus back into the company's as-
view," Professor Wood explained, sets, may also receive this backing.
"that housing was a thing that an New York especially, has made plans
individual had or did not have, ac- to take advantage of the act.
cording to his income. But no ap- The Federal Housing Act sets up a
preciation was taken of the fact that Federal guarantee of all loans made
a great part of the industrial popula- by banks or other groups for housing
tion did not have it. Two surveys purposes. A board of three called
carried on by the government during the National Housing Authority has
the depression, the Real Property In- been set up under the Department of
ventory and the Rural Housing Sur- the Interior to regulate the Federal
vey, showed that frame one-fourth to housing policies.
one-third of the, population of the The national government has been
U.S. is living in old, unsanitary, ob- active in housing since the depres-
solescent, or slum dwellings. Tar cin a oding to P e d,
jsion, according to Professor Wood,
paper shacks on the outskirts of De- !having taken the initiative in this line,
troit and Flint are good examples. first as an aid to the building indus-
"High disease rates, crime centers, try and to home owners. The Home
:<; Owners Loan Corporation made loans
to individuals for the purpose of sav-
ing homes that were being lost
f through mortgages and previous fi-
The PWA took direct action in con-
structing housing facilities, while the
Resettlement Administration and the
Subsistence Homestead took more or"
lesscommunity-plaiining phases of
The G m housing. The latter experimented
with small communities on the out-
skirts of industrial areas, the people
Saising their own produce and doing
part-time work in town.
A problem not yet determined by
housing authorities, Professor Wood
Paul L. Nolting concluded, is the method of con-
Floristtructing new units, whether to re-
o splace slum areas with new homes or
to establish communities on the out-
Phone 2-1615 316 S. Main side of town, where land values are
- < c<-y-0<><> lower.

'Education Meet
Scheduled Here
For Nov. 11-13
'Community Schools' Is
Topic Selected For 3rd
Annual Regional Meet
The Progressive Education Associa-
tion and the Parent Educationcinsti-
tute will hold the third annual con-
ference of the Michigan-Ontario-
Ohio region in Ann Arbor Nov. 11, 12
and 13. .
The theme for the conference is.
"Community Schools-An Objective
for Democracy." The program is de-
signed to interest all who seek a better
program of education and better
American communities through the
cooperative method.
The first day's program is planned
primarily for the Parent Education
Institute. Speakers on the program
from the University faculty are Prof.
Joseph R. Hayden of the political
science department, Prof. Mowat G.
Fraser and Prof. Stuart A. Courtis,
both of the School of Education.
On Friday afternoon the Confer- 1
ence will be organized into discus-
sion sections. Speakers and leaders
of these sections will be Prof. Wells I.
Bennett,udirector of the School of
Architecture, Dr. James D. Bruce,
medical adviser to the Health Serv-
ice and Prof. William Haber of the
economics department.
Among the speakers and leaders of !
the study groups on Saturday is Prof.j
Howard Y. McCluskey of the School
of Education.
Read The Daily Classifieds

ated in 1927 as a branch of the
Alumni Association in order to keep
classes organized after graduation.
Morgan, who was center on the foot-
ball team in 1929 and. 1930, was ap-
pointed secretary in 1935.
6:00-Day in Review.
6 :15-Fact inder.
6:30-Linger Awhile.
6:45-Loweli Thomas.M
7:00-Easy Aces. !
7:15-American Home Products.
7:30-Green Hornet.
8:00-Hugh Johnson.
7:15-Keen Tracer.
8:30-March of Time.
9:00-American Revue
9:30-Concert Hour.
10:00-Plcadilly Music Hall.
11:00-Tomorrow's Headlines.
11:30-Ran Wilde Orch.
12:00-Lowry Clark.
12:30-Garwood Van Orch.
6 :00-Turf Reporter.
6:15-News and Sports.
6:30-waltz Time.
6:45-Pleasant Valley Frolic,
7:00-Rex Battle Ensemble
7:30-United Press Bulletins.
7:45-Mercy Hall.
8:00-Fiorito Music.
8:30-Happy Hal's Housewarming.
9:00-Jack Denny Orch.
10:00-Dance Rhythms.
10 :30-Henry Weber Music.
11:00-Canadian Club Reporter.,
11:15-Freddy Martin Orch.
11:30-Billy Swanson Orch.
12:00-Benny Goodman Orch.
12:30-Wayne King Orch.
6:00-Stevenson Sports.
6:15-Comedy Stars.
6:30-Chesterfield Sports.
6:45-Whispering Jack Smith.
7:00-Poetic Melodies.
7:30-Gabriel Heatter.
8:00-Kate Smith.
9:00-Major Bowes.
10 :00-WJR Presents.
10:30-Essays in Music.
11:00-Headline News.
11:15-The Mummers.
12 :00-Emerv Deutsch Orch
12:30-Red Norvo Orch.
6:00-Tyson Sports.
6:15-Dinner Music.
6.45-Heinrich A. Pickert.
7:00-Amos 'n' Andy.
7:15-"House Party."
7:45--Savitt Serenade.
8:00-Rudy Vallee..a
9:00-NBC Feature.
10 :00-Kraft Music.Hall.
11 :00-Newscast.
11:10-Webster Hall Orch.
11:30-Northern Lights.
12 :00-Northwood Inn Orch.


the entrance of college men into the -- --- - -
political field.
University graduates have an obli-
gation to go into public life because
they have been educated at the State's
expense, he asserted. "Benjamin \
Franklin once said, 'Government is
like a clock. It goes from the motion
men give it.'" If college men don't I
give government that motion, it will .
be given impetus by men with selfish -
interests, Mr. Shenefield continued.
The standards for performing under
the public eye are higher than for 4, " C
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