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The editorials published in The Michigan
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staff and represent the views of the writers
In The U.S.S.R.. ...
HISPERINGS of "socialized medi-
dine" were heard on every hand at
the recent convention of the American Medical
Association in St. Louis, the New York Times
reports. And this in an association, the same
paper points out, exceeded in conservatism only
by the American Bar Association. Such senti-
ments in so staid and respectable an organization
indicate that the question of socialized medicine
is now of national importance and should be
considered by the people of America.
In only one country today do we see complete
socialized medicine under governnental direction
-Russia. In a current periodical Dr. Henry E.
Sigerist, professor and director of the Institute
of the History of Medicine at Johns Hopkins
University, gives an account of the scientific
advancement and workings of socialized medicine
in Russia in her 20 years of Soviet rule. It is
illuminating in view of present American interest
in the subject to examine his findings based on
his travels in Russia and official government
"Medical service is financed on public funds
and, for the wage-earning population, partly on
social insurance funds. Every wage earner is in-
sured, and the premiums are paid by the enter-
prise ...
"All physicians are in the service of the state.
They are paid salaries so that money considera-
tions do not interfere in the relationship between
physician and patient. Like engineers they are
among the best paid Soviet workers and enjoy
all benefits of social insurance such as vaca-
tions on full pay and old age pensions. Their
working day has been set at six hours and for
certain specialties (psychiatry, tuberculosis,
X-ray) at even less. Every three years they may
attend post-graduate courses of from three to
four months without any expenses involved. Not
only is medical education free, but the greater
majority of all students are paid stipends so that
from the day he enters medical school he has
full social security which allows him to devote
all his efforts to the benefit of the sick."
The philosophy guiding Soviet medicine is pre-
vention of disease and protection of the health of
the entire people. Hence the best possible work-
ing and living conditions must be provided with
facilities for recreation and medical protection
"from the moment of conception to the moment
of death."

Every school, factory, office building and farm
has its medical unit and health center. Every
club and trades union has provisions for sending
members to resorts for rest and rehabilitation.
This, Dr. Sigerist believes, is one of Soviet med-
icine's most brilliant achievements.
One of the great values of socialized medicine
lies in the fact that the health program of the
nation, curative and preventive, is centralized
and can be planned systematically and scientifi-
cally on a nation-wide scale. Ar example of
this is seen in the USSR's care of the expectant
mother and mother with new-born child. The
pregnant mother and mother with new-born child
is examined and advised at regular intervals at
the Women's Consultation Bureau from which
she is referred to a Maternity Home for con-
finement. For the two months before and two
months after birth of the child the mother is ex-
cused from work with full pay and is cared for
at the Maternity Home. Milk is supplied for
the mother who is unable to nurse her child, and
milk for the weaned child is supplied at the Milk

tion; "infant mortality was reduced by more than
50 per cent, from 24 per cent in Tsarist Russia
to 11.8 per cent in the USSR."
Deaths from pulmonary tuberculosis, which has
ravaged Russia for centuries, was reduced by 50
per cent. Great steps in combating venereal dis-
eases have been made.
The incidence of primary syphilis decreased
from 25.7 per 10,000 population to 1.8 in cities and
form 2.66 to 0.62 in villages. Prostitution has
virtually disappeared.
Due to the widespread immunization of the
population the mortality from diphtheria dropped
from 34.5 for every 10,000 in 1913 to 6.3 in 1935,
and smallpox is disappearing rapidly. Cholera
is entirely overcome.
"Industrial accidents were reduced by one-half
during the period of the first Five-Year plan
and the figures for the second Five-Year plan
will show a further considerable reduction," Dr.
Sigerist states.
He further states, "that these great results
were achieved in so short a time is due to the
fact that the Soviet Union has created a new
type of medical and public health service"-
socialized medicine.
-John Flowers.




1 w with IISRAELI -E
DURING SOPH CABARET last weekend, a
Delta Gamma minx-if we may be so bold-
was looking around for her date who was doing
his one-man act that night. Down to the first
floor and around she went without success until
she wandered into the rehearsal room. It was
darkened., and seeing was bad. Arid in the
gloom there were several people kneeling before
chairs very silently. A bit taken aback; the
minx asked, "What the hell's going on in here?"
One of the kneelers looked up and politely in-
formed her, "This is a student prayer meeting."
that in between their regular perusals of the
Daily Worker and the New Masses they try to
intersperse this week's Saturday Evening Post.
Mr. Robert Maynard Hutchins, prexy at Chicago
U., prepares to go to town in a series of articles
describing our educational system, and there is
a possibility that he will offer practical reme-
dies for it. His first article begins on the premise
that the actual methods of teaching are more
than a bit lousay and, to make matters worse,
we have no defined program of education. This
article definitely organizes, and in simple terms,
the topic that usually comes up about sixth in
practically all midnight bull sessions-just after
religion and just before sex. We noted with great
interest his remarks about compulsory attend-
ance at classes, and inspired, tore up our latest
notice from the Dean's Office.
HAVING a Saturday Evening Post in our hand
we fell into reading more of it. Strangely
it occurred that an occasional look into it might
always be interesting. After all, after the rev-
olution it would be nice to know why we are
shooting all those people.
(Found on a Daily office bulletin)
Some son has removed my foist class gray
tweed scarf. This is definitely nasty business
when one considers that the honor of the
Daily is involved. The loss of the scarf means
nothing to me of course, since my only aim is
to vindicate the Daily honor in my own mind.
Dionysius Flanagan.
P.S.. Gawd, but my neck is cold. Reward.

ftfeenzrlo Ate
Heywood Broun
The news that the Japanese have held a victory
parade through the streets of the International
Settlement brings back old memories to me, for
once I was familiar with the City of Shanghai.
Its political and economic problems are not
within the scope of my researches. The year was
1911 and I was on a leave of absence from the
lobster trick on the copy desk of the New York
Tribune. That means I quit work at 4 a.m.
But now the nights belong to me and the
Bubbling Well Road.
War was rumbling in the north, and when I
got to Peiping later I found machine guns and
sandbag barricades upon the
wall of the legation quarter.
But it did not seem to me
that turmoil had touched
Shanghai. I have never been
in a city in which it was so
easy to find people to sit up
all night with you. The Ger-
mans still had a concession
and a real Culmbacher.
A couple of United States
marines introduced mo to a poker game which we
played with a group of Chinese merchants. Only
one of them could speak English, but they all
thought they knew the value of the hands. It
turned out that I had made a good bargain for
myself by agreeing to go to China without salary
and simply on an expense account. Although I
looked, I never was able to find that place later
celebrated in "The Shanghai Gesture."
No Lack Of Women In Cafes
If you remember the play, young women were
put on the auction block. Perhaps it's just as
well I didn't run it down. Auctions excite me
and I'm always bidding for things I don't par-
ticularly want. If I had come away with a blonde
I really wouldn't know what to do with her now.
However, there was no lack of co-education in
the cafes of Shanghai.
Young ladies from every corner of the globe
seemed to have assembled there under some urge
or other. And as a good American I was struck
by the fact that each spoke sufficient English.
Anglo-Saxon enterprise girdles the globe. I did
not see a great deal of the ancient walled city.
It smelled to heaven, and I was not a customer for
jade or ivory. Still I went occasionally to study
the gambling situation, which seemed to be loose
and pleasant.
There was some sort of dice game which was
played on alternate corners. I watched a Chi-
nese boy riskiAg coppers, and when he was broke
I lent him some more. It did not chance his
luck. "Make way for a real shooter," I said, and
used pantomime to carry my point. I won the
first toss, but then the clever dealer discovered
that I had not the slightest conception of the
rules of the game.
Transit Situation Less Satisfactory
It was not craps or Indian dice. That day I won
no more. The transit situation was less than
satisfactory. None of the rickshaw men wanted
me as a customer. Eventually I learned to hold
up two fingers to indicate that I would pay double
for the tonnage and then I got a few volunteers.
"Chop, chop," I'd cry, since somebody told me
that meant to run fast, and we would go roaring
down the Bubbling Well Road into the night life
of Shanghai. And now many of those gilded
houses are splintered, and the sing song girls
have fled, and bad luck has continued to pursue
the boy whom I lent copper coins.
Never was there such a noisy town. In narrow
streets you could hardly hear the screech of the
fiddles. The Chinese are a great lot for laughing.
In those days Shanghai rocked itself to sleep.
All is gone. The sound of the guns has moved

to the north. The gay city is silent. Pray God
that the Bubbling Well shall know again the
touch of spring.
O n T he Le v el

It is a happy coincidence that to- (Continued from Page 2)
night's playing of the Sibelius Sec-i
ond Symphony by the Boston Or- partment of Aeronautical Engineer-
chestra should fall upon the 72nd ling are now available in the Depart-
anniversary of the birth of the great ment Office, Room B-47 East Engin-
Finnish composer. The performancem
may be taken as the Boston's and l eering Bldg. These forms should be
Ann Arbor's joint contribution to the secured and filled out by all seniors
worldwide observances which will who expect to graduate in February,
mark the birthdate of one who has June, or August, 1938. In the case
come, through long years of insuf- of students who expect to graduate in
ficient but ever-growing recognition, February, it is surgently requested
to be hailed as the greatest of living that their records be handed in be-
composers.fore the beginning of Christmas va-
e. 'cation on Dec. 17. A sample form in-
When this Second Symphony was dicating the kind of information de-
wrtten, just after the turn of the sired is posted on the Aeronautical
century, Brahms was but a few years EngineeringsBulletin Board.
dead, Stravinksy was as yet unknown,
Debussy was in his prime, and Rich- Student Loans: The Committee on
'ard Strauss, genius or charlatan, was Student Loans will meet in Room 2,
dazzling the world with his orches- University Hall on Monday after-
tral thunderbolts. Now, 35 years noon, Dec. 13, to consider new loans
later, Strauss is still the voice of the for the second semester, as well as for
over-stuffed 'nineties,' and the young- the balance of the present semester.
er Stravinsky, post-impressionist, is' Appointments should be made at
as definitely pre-war in his enduring once for interviews at that time.
works as Debussy himself. Only Jean
Sibelius, he of the massive skull, is yet To the Members of the University
fresh and vigorous, and has yet final- Council: There will be a meeting of
ly to come into his own. the Council on Monday, Dec. 13, at,
The Second Symphony, in the same! 4:15 p.m. in Room 1009 Angell Hall.
key of D major which enthralled l
Haydn (as far as Breitkopf and Har-
tel are concerned), Beethoven, Men-C ocerts
delssohn and Brahms when these
composers were embarking upon their Choral Union Concert: The Bos-
second symphonic ventures, was com- ton Symphony Orchestra under the
posed during the years 1901-1902, direction of Serge Koussevitzky, will
while the composer was enjoying his give the fifth program in the Choral
first visit to Italy. This southern Union Concert Series, Wednesday
genesis has led some commentators toIevening, Dec. 8, at 8:30, in Hill Au-
see the work as an "Italian Sym- ditorium. The public is respectfully
phony," full of warm and sunny op- requested to be seated on time, as{
timism in direct contrast to the aus- the doors will be closed during num-
terity and melancholy of the com- bersd
poser's other symphonic sagas of the
bleak and barren North. But while
Italy may have had a heartening in- xhibitions
fluence upon the composer which is Ann Arbor Art Association presents
indirectly reflected in the warm vig- a double exhibition: Prints -- from
or of the Second Symphony, it is Durer to Derain; and a Survey of the
much easier to see in the work the Michigan Federal Arts Project-
patriotic passion and lofty ideals of Drawings, Photographs and Sculp-
an ardent young genius whose people ture; in the small galleries of Alumni
were subejct to a Slavic master. Memorial Hall, Dec. 3 through 15;
ORCHESTRAL SUITE, OP. 60 daily, including Sundays, 2 to 5 p.m.
"LIEUTENANT KIJE" - Prokofieff.

In addition there will be poems and
songs in Spanish.
Freshman Girl's Glee Club: There
will be a meeting of the Glee Club
at the League at 4:15 p.m. This is
the last rehearsal before the Christ-
vacation, so will all members please
be present?
The Student Religious Association:
There will be tryouts for the Admin-
istrative and Activities committees on
Wednesday, December 8, from 3:00
to 5:00 at Lane Hall. Freshmen and
Sophomores are especially urged to
S.A.E. Members: There will be a
short get-together meeting of the
Society of Automotive Engineers at
the Union 7:30 Wednesday evening,
Dec. 8, in Room 304.
SAllinterested non-members are
invited to attend this meeting.
Scabbard and Blade: There will be
a regular meeting of Scabbard and
Blade Wednesday evening, Dec. 8,
1937. Major Hardy will speak.
Sphinx will meet at noon today in
the Union. Harvey Clarke will speak
on "The Running Technique of a
Ann Arbor Independents: Meeting
,at 5:00 p.m. today in the League. It
will be one of the most important
meetings of the year and the last one
before Christmas.


Publication in the Bulletin is constructive notice to all members of the
University. Copy received at the office of the Assistant to the President
until 3:30; 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.

Union Coffee Hour: Orientation
groups No. 27 and 28 headed by Mr.
D. D. Crary and Mr. L. F. Dow re-
spectively are to be special guests at
the Union Coffee Hour today. Time:

4:30-5:30 p.m. Place:
lballroom of the union.

in the small

Once upon a time, so a popular
Russian story goes, the Czar, Nichol-
as I, misread the report of a military
aide so that the last syllable of the
name ofta certain .Russian officer
which ended with "ki" and the Rus-
sian intensive expletive "je" (un-
translatable by any English word but
similar in meaning and position tol
the latin 'quidem") formed a non-,
existent name 'Kije." The obsequi-
ous courtiers fearing to incurr the
Czar's wrath by pointing out to him
his mistake, decided to invent an of-
ficer by the name as misread by the
Czar, and so "Lieutenant Kije"
sprang, Minerva-like, full-grown from
their nodding heads.
Having lived for quite a while in
the rather shadowy sphere of anec-1
dote, Lieutenant Kije was brought to
the less-volatile world of the screen
a few years back by the Belgoskino
Film Co. of Leningrad, Serge Prok-
ofieff furnishing music for the trans-
mutation. From the screen the
doughty Lieutenant, evidently a
heroic Russian Eulenspiegel, comes to
the concert stage in the guise of a
suite in five parts, demoninated as:
I. Birth of Kije; II. Kije's Lovemak-
ing; III. Kije's Wedding; IV. Troika;
V. Burial, of Kije. '
B & H 13 - Haydn.

Mr. Flanagan, a
his neck is cold.

gentleman never admits that

-Mr. Disraeli.

I. Adagio; Allegro; II. Largo;
Menuetto; IV. Rondo Finale{


Letters published in this column should not be
construed as expressing the editorial opinion of The
Daily. Anonymous contributions will be disregarded.
The names of communicants will, however, be regarded
as confidential upon request. Contributors are asked
to be brief, the editors reserving the right to condense
all letters of more than 300 words and to accept or
reject letters upon the criteria of general editorial
importance and interest to the campus.
German Academic Freedom
To the Editor: '
Sometime ago there appeared in The Michigan
Daily a report by a German. exchange student
that the German government does not interfere
with academic freedom in the universities.
A few days later I sent a letter to the Daily as
follows: The statement by the German student
on the subject of academic freedom in the Ger-
man universities is in flat contradiction to what
has been written on the subject by dozens of
reliable authorities. I then showed that there is
not a trace of academic freedom in the German
universities by quoting from an article in For-
eign Affahrs (American Quarterly) of April, 1936,
by Prof. Charles A. Beard, the noted historian.
Professor Beard's article is entitled 'Education in
Nazi Germany.'
I added that in Nazi Germany there is no lib-
erty of speech, of press and of assembly, or, as
someone has recently written, "in Nazi Germany
every kind of liberty has been sunk without
-M. Levi.

Writing a

daily column is like working in a
establishment-it's pretty tough in

However, sometimes things happen that
need no added comment. This is exemplified
by the story that appeared in a New York
paper last week. It's lead paragraph read:
"A Thanksgiving dinner was served at the
home of Mr. and Mrs.--- after the
wedding of their daughter, Gladys, a Cornell
* * * *
At other times, one has to delve around for
things that are happening like the agitation for
a "kissing ring" by the students at N.Y.U. who
want to copy the traditions of West Point and
Cornell. Then one has to try to be funny by saying
something like-How is a fellow going to com-
mand a kiss from his girl in one of these
kissing rings? Maybe he can say, "Give me a kiss,
and none of your lip!"
The theme song craze has again hit the cam-
nus with severa1 lavocating that 'Hal Kemn

legro con spiritoso).I
This symphony is the seventh of
the eleven which Haydn wrote during
1784-1789 for the famous Concerts
Spirituel in Paris, among which were
also the "Oxford," "Hen," "Bear,"
and "Queen of France." Taken as a
whole, it might easily have been this
symphony which Berlioz had in mind
when he wrote of Haydn's music:
"It belongs to the kind of naively
good and gay music that recalls the
innocent joys of the fireside and the
pot de feu. It comes and goes, never
brusquely. At 9 o'clock it puts on a enngtasy ryr n
sleeps in the peace of the Lord."
The second movement, Largo, how-
ever, is of a little more serious mien
which confounds those to whom
"Papa Haydn" is never more than
light and breezy, cheerful or frivolous.
The simple nobility of its theme, sub-
sequently elaborated upon in Beeth-
ovenish fashion, is almost Beethoven-
ish in depth and is an unmistakable
antecedent of those glorious Largos.
later to come.
Still The SameI
And yet, as an anti-Ersatz philo-
sophical Frenchman once remarked,
the more things change the more they
remain the same. Germany works
twenty-four hours a day substituting
new things for old, but it is still the
same Germany. Here, for instance,
is her Minister for Church Affairs
very angry with the Catholic Church
because it thinks that God holds the
church responsible for the people.
"That is false," cries Herr Kerrl.
"ftnAb. Ar1 nnicinn hh am mnAn nT ha

French Lecture: Prof. Marc Denk-
inger will give the second lecture on
the Cercle Francais program: "Les,
gens des montagnes et leur influence
sur la vie francaise." Wednesday, De-
cember 8, at 4:15 o'clock, Room 103,
Romance Language Bulding. Tickets
for the series of lectures may be pro-
cured at the door.
Public Lecture: Professor Paul
Hanna of Stanford University will
give a public lecture on the topic,
"The Community Challenges the1
High School Curriculum." The lec-
ture will be given in the Auditorium
of the University High School, -
Thursday afternoon, Dec. 9 at 3
o'clock. The public is cordially in-
vited. No charge for admission.
Chemistry Lecture: Dr. Lars Thom-
assen, of the Department of Chemical
and Metallurgical Engineering of this,
University, will speak on the topic
"X-ray Investigations of Phase Equil-
ibria in the Solid State" on Friday,
Dec. 10, in Room 303 Chemistry Bldg.
The lecture is sponsored by the Amer-'
ican Chemical Society and is open to
the public. At the conclusion of the
lecture the local section of the Society
will hold its annual business meeting.
Events Today
University Broadcast: 3-3:30 p.m.1
Prof. Densmore's Class.
Seminar for Chemical and Metal-
lurgical Engineers: Professor D. W.'
McCready will address the Seminar
for graduate students today at 4
o'clock in Room 3201 E. Eng. Bldg.
on the subject "Air Conditioning for
Institute of the Aeronautical Sci-
ences: There will be a short busi-
ness meeting of the University of
Michigan Student Branch of the
-Institute of the Aeronautical Sci-j
ences tonight at 7:30 p.m., in!
Room 1042 East Engineering Build-
ing. The purpose of this meeting
is to discuss final plans for the in-
spection trip to Wright Field and
the Waco plant. All who intend
going on the trip should be present
at this meeting.
Algebra Seminar: Preliminary
meeting to distribute work for this
seminar which will begin sometime
in 1938, today at 3 p.m., in Room 3201
Angell Hall.
Seminar in Physical Chemistry will
meet in Room 122 Chemistry Build-
ing this afternoon at 4:15 p.m.
Dr. O. L. I. Brown will speak
at 4:15 p.m. Dr. O. L. I. Brown will
speak on "The lambda point of
liquid helium."
Faculty Women's Club: The Garden
Section will meet today at 3:00 p.m.,
at the home of Mrs. George Slocum,
328 East Huron Street.
Newcomers Section of the Faculty
Wnmen's Clhih will meet in the Ethel l

University Girls' Glee Club: There
will be an important meeting tonight
at 7:15 at the League. All members
must be present in order to be able to
sing in the broadcast.
Coming Events
Junior and Senior Engineers: Ybu
are urged to attend Prof. A. D.
Moore's Job Conference Thursday
evening at 7:15 p.m. in Room 348 W.
Engineering Bldg. at which many
phases of placement, both graduate
and summer, will be discussed. These
will include: interviews, letters of
application, salaries, types of work
available, and the present job out-
look. The subject is vitally important
to all Juniors and Seniors and the
meeting will be one you cannot afford
to miss.
A.I.Ch.E.: The December meeting
will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday,
Dec. 9 in 1042 East Engineering
Building. Mr. Roderick of Michigan
Alkali will speak upon the manu-
facture of soda and unit operations
involved therein. Refreshments will
be served, and'a large turnout is de-
Political Science Club: Members
are notified that the next meeting
of the Political Science Club will be
held Thursday, December 9, in the
League. Professor Bromage will
speak on the rise and fall of Tam-
many Hall.
Faculty Women's Club: The Art
Study Group will meet Thursday,
Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. at the home of Mrs.
Louis Bredvold, 2034 Norway Road.
Michigan Dames: There will be a
joint meeting of the book and drama
groups Thursday, 'Dec. 9, at the
League. The program will consist of
a dramatization of the Birds' Christ-
mas Carol by the drama group and
the reading of Dickens' Christmas
Carol by the book group. All members
of the Dames are invited.
Joint meeting of men's and wom-
en's Physical Education Club: Profes-
sor Striedieck of the German de-
partment will talk on the Youth Hos-
tel Movement in Germany, on Thurs-
day evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Wom-
an's Athletic Building. Members of
the department and their friends are
invited to attend this meeting.
To Student Odd Fellows: Tuesday
December 14, the Otsenigo Odd Fel-
low Lodge invites all Odd Fellows,
whether they be members inMichi-
gan or other states, to attend a spe-
cial meeting for your benefit at 8
p.m. held in the O. F. Hall at 209 East
Washington Street.
The Grand Master and Grand Sec-
retary will be present. Refreshments
will follow.
The Christmas Party of the Con-
gregational Student Fellowship will
be held in the Church Parlors on
Friday evening, Dec. 10, at 9 o'clock.
To help fill the Christmas Basket for
a needy family, each person is asked
to bring, as part of the admission, a
can of food.

Annual Christmas Party of the Ann
Arbor District Nurses Association will
hp held atf the S asrwnh Mprnr Tnm-

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