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oct ors May
Utilize Music
As Treatment
usic, but not the swing variety,
Ssoon be used to aid in medical
ttment, it is revealed in a book
lished recently by Dr. Edward
>lsky, of Brooklyn.
r. Podoisky said that experiments
im showed that soft music has
finite anesthetic effect, and that
ibert's Ave Maria will quiet rav-
Music Affects Heartbeat
ientists have long studied the
hological effects of music upon
an beings. Music has been used
ome time in the psychiatric wards
tellevue and Johns Hopkins hos-
is with considerable success. Dr.
>lsky is one of the first men, how-
to publish any serious work onk
mental and nervous reaction to
e declared that fast music in-
ses metabolism and muscular en-
, steps up the heartbeat, and
s blood pressure. Slow sentiment-
nusic produces opposite effects,
soft music has a definite anes-
ic effect that dulls mild sensa-
s of pain.
Swing Is Outlawed
r Podolsky claims that doctors
conquer severe pain by playing
sic irn a fast, aggressive tempo."
ites such selections as "The Tore-
's Song," "Anchors Aweigh," and,
"Stars and Stripes Forever" as
nples of music in this class.
e supports only "pure" music,
claims that he can find no medi-
irtue in swing music.
he title of his book is "The Doc-
Prescribes Music." A review of it
ars in the current issue of Time

Quits Post As Premier

Illness May Be TransmittedI
By Stowaway Disease Germs
Organisms Carried By Air formerly thought to be confined to
Currents Possible Cause the mountain area, Doctor Moulton'
Of Spread Of Fever !pointed out, but recently it has been
O F r found on the eastern seaboard. This
By RICHARD HARMEL means that "somehow somewhere"
The possibility of disease bearing the tick causing the fever was brought
organisms becoming stowaways on into the eastern states.
airplanes, boats, locomotives and au- Medical authorities, Doctor Moul-
tomobiles, and riding the air currents ton declared, are beginning to suspect
under their own power has made the that disease bearing organisms, by
study of disease doubly complicated, floating with the air currents in the
Dr. F. R. Moulton, permanent sec- upper atmosphere, may be transmit-1

Premier Bela Imredi resigned as
head of the Hungarian government
because of parliamentary opposi-
tion to his sweeping proposals for
regulating Jews and afterward,
startled his party members by an-
nouncing he had discovered he
himself is partly Jewish.
League For Peace
To Afir Labor Bill
Governor Fitzgerald's Labor Bill
and the American Congress for Peace
and Democracy will be the topics for
discussion at a meeting of the Ann
Arbor branch of the American
League for Peace and Democracy to
be held at 8 p.m. today in Lane Hall.
Mrs. Harold S. Gray who was one
of three delegates from the League of
Women's Voters in Ann Arbor to the
open hearings on the Labor Bill held
in Lansing recently, will give a report
at the meeting. Rev. H. P. Marley of
the Unitarian Church and Lucille
Poor, who attended the American
Congress for Peace and Democracy
held in Washington, D.C., this Jan-
uary, will discuss the work of the

retary of the American Association
for the Advancement of Science,
pointed out in a recent radio broad-
This so cared "geography of dis-
ease," Doctor Moulton said, is of
vital interest to the American people,
their livestock and their crops. In
the period before white race settle-
ment in the New World, Doctor Moul-
tor} pointed out, the American Indian
had never experienced measles, chol-
era, scarlet fever, small pox, plague or
leprosy. White race settlement
brought these diseases, Doctor Moul-
ton explained and small pox wasl
particularly fatal to the Indians.
Tropical Diseases Threaten
Tropical diseases imply certain cli-'
matic conditions such as high tem-
perature, Doctor Moulton declared,
but he added there are many such
diseases in this country. Over 1,200
cases of leprosy are present in the
United States.
The proposed Pan-American high-
way giving a through route from
Canada to Argentina may result in
the transmission of disease, Doctor
Moulton warned. The only way to
forestall the introduction of such
disease into this country, Doctor
Moulton explained, is to have health
stations at the border that would
force all those entering the country
to undergo a rigid inspection. Not
only people, but their automobiles will
have to be subject to the same strin-
gent regulations, Doctor Moulton
pointed out, because small insect pests
may be unwelcome passengers.
Airplanes Are Carriers
Airplanes flying from infected areas
suffering epidemics are potential car-
riers of disease, Doctor Moulton said.
The mosquito, responsible for yellow
fever or dengue fever, may be a pas-
senger and its escape after the air-
planerhas reached its destination may
be responsible for sporadic outbreaks

ted from one part of the country to
Air Spreads Germsk
This new science has been called
aerobiology, Doctor Moulton con-
tinued, and a national committee has
been established to study the prob-
It has been suspected for sometime
that certain plant diseases are scat-
tered by air currents carrying the
spores to uninfected crops, Doctor
Moulton said. Pollen is carried by
the breezes. Now the problem is,
Doctor Moulton emphasized, whether
human diseases are scattered in the
same manner?,
A far fetched example, Doctor
Moulton pointed out, may be cited in
the phenomenal case of part of a wes-
tern dust storm hitting Washington,
D.C. During that dust storm, a per-
son may have expelled germs into the
air onto particles of dust, Doctor
Moulton imagined, which may have
later landed in Washington. Pos-
sibly, some one scheduled to speak
may have picked up the microbes and
developed a sore throat. Such an
instance is not "fantastic," Doctor
Moulton emphasized.
Freedman, '39, To Give
Hillel Sermon Saturday
A sermon on "My Jewish Autobiog-
raphy" will be given by Ronald Freed-
man, '39, director of student activi-
ties at the Hillel Foundation, follow-
ing the weekly Sabbath Service at 8
p.m. today in the Foundation. Freed-
man will attempt to project exper-
iences of his own life onto present
day Jewish life in general, and thus
throw light on some related prob-
The service tonight wlil be reform,
and the recently organized Hillel

Starts Program
For Treedom'
United Chapters To Start
Campaign At Dinner;
Hughes Is Chairman
Supported by intellectual leaders,
a national campaign in "defense of
the humanities and intellectual free-
dom" will be launched by the United
Chapters of Phi Beta Kappa on Feb.
20 at a dinner in New York City.
Cooperation of non-members as
well as members of the national hon-
or society will be urged in the drive,
it was announced by Dr. William A.
Shimer, secretary of the United Chap-
Many of the 132 chapters of the
society will send representatives to
the dinner, where their places will be
marked by the banners of their re-
spective institutions.
A symposium and round-table dis-
cussion with Dr. James Rowland An-
gell, former president of Michigan
and Yale, as moderator will be a fea-
ture of the dinner.
The sponsoring committee for the
campaign is headed by Chief Jus-
tice Charles Evans Hughes. Assist-
ing, him will be Mrs. Harry Payne
Whitney and Sen. William Borah of
Miss Dorothy Thompson, noted
columnist, will be guest of honor at
the dinner. Entertainment will be
furnished by Clifton Fadiman, quiz
program broadcaster, and Joseph
Bentonelli, opera singer, both mem-
bers of Phi Beta Kappa.

French Schools
Are Described
Training Intellect Is Aim,
Prof. Pargment Explains
In French secondary schools, only
academic' subjects are taught, Prof.
Michael Pargment of the Romancel
languages department said in a lec-
ture, "Les Ecoles Francaises," to the
Cercle Francais.
The aim of secondary French edu-1
cation, Professor Pargment declared,
is to train the intellect. The cur-
ricula of the schools include lan-
guages, history, geography, sciences
and philosophy, but ;no vocational
training. To check superficial learn-
ing, no foreign language may be tak-
en for less than five years.
Practically all schools are state-
operated, Professor Pargment ex-
plained, and thestraining of teach-
ers is supervised by the state, with
laws regulating promotions and ad-
vancements. Professor Pargment
claims that there is no difference in
the training or qualifications between
secondary schools and universities,
and teachers are promoted on merit
from secondary schools to college po-
The progress of students, Profes-
sor Pargment said, is also under state
control. All degrees are given by the
state, and all programs and examina-
tions for secondary schools and
universities are prepared by the Min-
istry of Public Education.

'Honors Course'
To Study Judaism
OfferedBy illel
An "Honors Course" in Judaism,
modeled along the lines of the Oxford
tutorial system, is now being' given
by Dr. Isaac Rabinowitz, new direc-
,tor of the local Hillel Foundation. Any
student may register at any time in
the course, which is designed to en-
able a student to complement his
general education by a broad, yet in-
tensive Jewish training during the
four years of study spent in Ann Ar-
The idea is, according to Dr. Ra-
binowitz, that students read in the
Jewish field in an organized fashion,
in the same way they now read for
Honors in English or history. Just
as Honors students in the various
University departments are guided in
their reading by advisers or tutors, so
the Foundation is now prepared to
offer tutorial guidance to students in
their readings in Judaism.
Enrollment in the course must be
preceded by a conference with Dr.
Rabinowitz, in which a tentative
evaluation of the student's previous
Jewish education will be made, and
upon which selection of the student's
reading list will be based. All books
used in the course may be found in
the Weiss Memorial Library in the
Dr. Coller To Speak
Dr. Frederick A. Coller, chairman
of the department of surgery in
University Hospital, will speak on
"Peritionitis" Friday at the Mid-
South Post-Graduate Assembly in
Memphis, Tenn.



iano Concert Sunday
of. Maud Okkelberg of the School
[usic will give a piano concert
:15 p.m. Sunday in Hill Audi-
in. The general public with the
ption of small children is invited.
program will include two sona-
y Scarlatti, Beethoven's "Sonata,
s 28," Liszt's "Waldesrauchen"
"Ondine" by Debussy.

Why You Must


e And Connable Compete

or Nomination To Regent Post

This is the first of a series of articles
partially presenting information on
candidates for nomination in the
ard of Regents race.)
ith two vacanies, one in tradi-
)lly "local" post and another in
Detroit area, a bitter race to win
ination has developed among
idates for the Board of Regents.,
ily a week away are the state
entions when nomination will be
e and the April election rapidly
s as more and more names are
'ed in the competition. Junius
of Ann Arbor and Ralph Stone
etroit, after serving long years on
Jniversity's highest body, are re-
g. Who are the candidates who
attempt to win their positions?
ro of the men who have officially
unced their candidacy on the Re-
can ticket are Alfred Connable
Harry Kipke. Both will strive for
position which in the past has
to a local man--a sort of "resi-
' regent. Other names have been
ioned for the post-Rudolph
pert, former State banking com-
oner and president of the Ann
r Savings & Commercial Bank
Harry B. Earhart, retired indus-
st. They have not, however, an-
.ced their candidacy although
hert supposedly couldh gain
g support if he threw his hat
the ring.
fred Connable is a representative
.e younger element in the party.
n undergraduate he was one of
nost important student leaders.
ag as President of the now de-
Student Council and as night
r of The Daily. He made Sphinx
vichigamua, the University's two
select honor societies open to
,ry college students,
;er graduation he continued to
an 'active interest in University
rs. He served as alumni adviser
he Interfraternity Council and
on the board of the University
ichigan Club of Detroit. A com-
e of undergraduates headed by
h Heikkinen, '39, is working
ely toward his nomination. Con-
serves as assistant vice-presi-
of The Detroit Trust Co.
ke was head football coach here
een 1929 and 1938. An All-Ameri-
ootball player in college, he was
active in other sports. As coach

he produced three championship
teams before coming upon a string
of bad years which resulted ultimate-
ly in his dismissal.
At present a sales executive, he has
not yet made a statement regarding
his candidacy. Political circles took
9n endorsement given him by the
Barnard-controlled Wayne County
convention as evidence he is in the
field. That endorsement reportedly
assures him of over one-half the
number of votes needed to win nomi-
nation. As yet he has not started an
active campaign.
Michigan Theatre Bldg.

of these diseases in areas which never choir will sing. Phi Delta Epsilon
before had suffered them. fraternity will be host at the social
Rocky Mountain Snotted fever was immediately following the services.
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