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Youth Asks* More Knowledge
Of Syphilis,_Hygienists Reveal'

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 P.M.;
11:00 A.M. on Saturday.

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A dreaded enemy of youth .for hun-
dreds of centuries, a disease that
spreads its infection to two in every
1,000 college students, syphilis todayi
is demanding tremendous and ever-;
increasing attention from the college
youth of the United States.
From the very beginnings of civili-
zation, human society has been
plagued by this pestilence that exists
dangerously, and often undetected.
It has only been recently, however,
that colleges in the world have found
it "proper" to bring syphilis to the
light of day; to examine it and to
make scientific steps to end its un-
checked reign of destruction,
Disease Study Cnducted
A study of syphilis in American
colleges, conducted by the American
Social Hygiene Association, reveals
that for the -first time young people
from every phase of life are learning
how the disease affects them. They
are demanding facilities for testing
and for treatment. They are re-
questing accurate information as to
the extent of syphilis.
Furthermore they are receiving
their answer from surveys just like
this one conducted by the American
Social Hygiene Association which
shows that college youth is of an
age group in which more syphilis in-
fections are acquired than any other.
They also are in an age group where
the chance of a complete cure is more
than 80 per cent.
The results of this particular sur-
vey of syphilis in college were all ob-
tained by means of questionnaire
blanks mailed to administrative heads
of about 750 colleges and universities
throughout the United States. Rec-
ords of blood tests were obtained for
more than 83,000 students, repre-
senting about 8 per cent of the pres-
ent college population.
Colleges Are Classified
Intabulating answers, colleges were
split into large and small classifica-
tions, and into Negro and white
divsions. They were further divided
according to the sex of the students,
into coeducational, men's, and wom-
en's colleges.
Of the 73,388 tests given white stu-
dents, syphilis was found to prevail at
a rate of about 1.99 per 1,000. There
is about 15 per cent less syphilis
among college women than'among
men. Such a difference is said to be
in live with nation-wide prevalence
rate by sexes.
Variations between large and small
colleges were said to be without sig-
Rates were considerably higher in
the 11 Negro colleges which respond-
ed to the survey. These showed an
average of 26.8 cases per 1,000 in
colored colleges, slightly less than the
national average for Negroes.
Blood Tests Approved
The survey also reported that at
present there is considerable differ-
ence of opinion among college au-
Movies Of Campus
Life To Be Made
In answer to numerous requests
from high schools, a conference will
be held at noon today to discuss plans
for making a motion picture study of
University life.
The pictures, which will be infor-
mal shots of student life, will include
scenes of building interiors and class-
rooms in action. Some of the 800-
foot film has already been taken and
will be released in December of this
year after studies of fall activities
have been made.
The film will be released through
the University Extension Service with
the active aid of the Alumni Associa-
tion. One of the most important ob-

jectives of the Alumni Association
work is familiarizing high school stu-
dents with the facilities of the Univer-

thorities concerning the value of
blood-testing and who should be
tested. Two-thirds of college officials
believe some method of testing is de-
sirable, and nearly half of the col-
leges do provide some means of ex-
There is considerable agreement
concerning the educational value of
blood testing, it being recognized that
a check placed at the college age-
group will result ultimately in a lower
prevalence rate for the whole popula-
Tests can be provided at a low cost,
since free state, county or city labora-
tory facilities are usually available.
the survey concluded.
Engineering Heads
Look For Bettered
English Standards
An effort to raise the standard of
English in written work submitted
by engineers is the purpose of a
resolution voiced by the Engineering
Any student found deficient in
English, on his written work in any
course, the resolution recommends,
will be reported to the office of the
assistant dean, who will refer the
case to the department of English for
study. The student may then be re-
quired to elect additional. English
courses, or may be assigned special
The faculty action was precipitat-
ed, Dean Alfred H. Lovell, assistant
dean of the engineering college, an-
nounced, by recent reports of poorly
written examinations. The curricu-
lum requirements of the engineering
college provide for eight hours of
English to be taken during the
freshman year and an additional
two hours of report writing instruc-
tion during the senior year. In the
interim, Dean Lovell explains,@ the
student often becomes so absorbed
in mathematical and technical work
that he neglects the quality of his
English. The faculty action is de-
signed to maintain the quality at a
satisfactory level.

VOL. XLIX. No. 170
. Notices
Smoking in University Buildings:
Attention is called to the general rule
that smoking is prohibited in Uni-
versity buildings except in private of-
fices and assigned smoking rooms
where precautions can be taken and
control exercised. This is neither a
mere arbitrary regulation nor an at-
tempt to meddle with anyone's per-
sonal habits. It is established and
enforced solely with the purpose of
preventing fires. In the last five years,
15 of the total of 50 fires reported, or
30 per cent, were caused by cigarettes
or lighted matches. To be effective,
the rule must necessarily apply to
bringing lighted tobacco into or
through Uiversity buildings and to
the lighting of cigars, cigarettes, and
pipes within buildings-including
such lighting just previous to going
outdoors. Within the last few years
a serious fire was started at the exit
from the Pharmacology building by
the throwing of a still lighted match
into refuse waiting removal at the
doorway. If the rule is to be enforced
at all its enforcement must begin at
the building entrance. Further, it
is impossible that the rule should be
enforced with one class of persons if
another class of persons disregards it.
It is a disagreeable and thankless
task to "enforce" almost any rule.
This rule against the use of tobacco
within buildings is perhaps the most
thankless and difficult of all, unless
it has the winning support of every-
one concerned. An appeal is made to
all persons using the University build-
ings-staff members, students and
others-to contribute individual co-
operation to this effort to protect
University buildings against fires.
This statement is inserted at the
request of the Conference of Deans.
Shirley W. Smith.
To All Members of the Faculty and
Administrative Staff: If it seems cer-
tain that any telephones will not be
used during the summer months,
please notify the Business Office, Mr.
Bergman. A saving can be effected
if instruments are disconnected for
a period of a minimum of three
Herbert G. Watkins.
Retirement Incomes: A suggestion
has been made that questions con-
cerning various phases of retire-
ment incomes as they affect members
of the Faculties be submitted to the
Business Office, with the understand-
ing that the questions are to be an-
swered in the University Record. This
arrangement might serve to clear up
any misunderstandings or problems
on this subject. Will you please,
therefore, send to me any such prob-
lems and I will try to answer them or
will refer them to the Carnegie Foun-
dation for the Advancement of
Teaching or The Teachers Insurance
and Annuity Association for solution.
Herbert G. Watkirs.
Student Loans: There will be a
meeting of the Loan Committee on
Wednesday, May 31, Room 2, Univer-
sity Hall to consider loans for the
summer session and the year 1939-
40. Applications for this meeting
must be filed in the Office of the

Dean of Students on or before Thurs-
day, May 25.
Library Committee Meeting: There
will be a meeting of the Library
Committee on May 25. Members of
the Faculties wishing to lay requests
before the Committee are asked to
have them in the Librarian's office by
noon of Wednesday, May 24.
LaVerne Noyes Scholarships. Hold-
ers of LaVerne Noyes Scholarships
now in the University are reminded
that if they desire to be considered
for scholarship assignments next
year, they must file an application.
Blanks for this purpose will not be
sent out, but may be obtained from
Dr. Frank E. Robbins, Assistant to the
President, 1021 Angell Hall, and
should be returned to him after they
have been filled out.
Independent Senior Ball Booths: All
independent students wishing to ob-
tain accommodation in the Congress
booth at the Senior Ball may register
in the Congress office, 306 Michigan
Union, from 4 to 5 p.m. upon pre-
sentation of their ticket number and
payment of the 50 cents registration
fee which covers the cost of furnish-
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information
has received a call for a couple, the,
wife to work as cook for 50 children
at camp; the husband to be assistant
cook and handy man. Salary: $30
per month for each. Period of em-
ployment: June 5 to Sept. 3. Inter-
views will be held in the office, 201
Mason Hall, Thursday, May 25. To
arrange for an appointment, please
call at office during 9-12 and 2-4.
University Bureau of Appointments
and Occupational Information.
Summer Vacation Employment:
Griscor Industries, 4628-30 Calhoun,
Fort Wayne, Ind., offer Summer em-
ployment to students desiring higher
than ordinary earnings during the
vacation period. It is that of selling
Case System
Three-Year Day Course
Four-Year Evening Course
Member of the Association of American
Law Schools
College Degree or Two Years of
College Work with Good Grades
Required for Entrance
Transcript of Record Must Be Furnished
Morning, Early Afternoon and
Evening Classes
For further information address
Registrar of Fordham Law School
233 Broadway, New York
Shows Continuous
Starting2- 4:18 - 6:39 - 9:00


Spring Ailments Keep
Health Service usy
Typical maladies of spring are
becoming 'more frequent as students
are lured out of doors by the warm,
sunny days. "Women and men alike
are suffering broken or dislocated
fingers and spraining ankles," said
Dr. William Brace of the Health Serv-
ice, "most of these accidents have oc-
curred while playing baseball or ten-
nis." Several cases of ivy poisoning
and severe sunburn have been treat-
ed within the past few days, Dr.
Brace said.
All students who are going to camp
or to Europe this summer are urged
to take advantage of the immuniza-
tion treatments offered free of charge
at the Health Service. Smallpox and
typhoid treatments are giveneither
by injection or with capsules. The
capsules render a person immune for
about one year while the injections
are effective about three years. -
Petitions For ASh
Delegate Due Today
Any American Student Union mem-
ber who wishes to become a delegate
;o the second summer session of the
Student Leadership Institute, Locust
Farms, Poughquag, N.Y., must bring
a petition signed by five ASU mem-
bers to the enlarged executive meet-
ing at 4 p.m. today at the League.
Delegates are selected on the basis
of ability and will be instructed in
the principles of democracy, tech-.
rique of organization management
and the problems of youth and the
student movement.

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and any time on Sundays,
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For rates to places not listed
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