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THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Is The Health Service Inefficient?
The Daily Investigates The Facts
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John N. Canavan
(Editor's Note: This is the first of two articles
in which The Daily summarizes the results of a
two-mcrnth investigation in which it attempted
to determine the authenticity of charges against
the HealI service.)
By RIC:lIARI ) lIARMEL
THE EDITORS of The Daily in the past few
months have received numerous requests
to investigate the authenticity of stories circu-
lating on campus to the effect that the Health
Service is a focal point of inefficiency, wrong
diagnoses and horrible mistakes.
This problem, although not particularly press-
ing, was deemed important enough to warrant
such an investigation because of the number
of stories which, without fear of exaggeration,
can be said to malign the Health Service.
More than a score of such stories are common
gossip. The student sources of these reports
are in all cases sincere, and by virtue of their
sincerity their stories have been accepted with-
In no case has there been a malicious cam-
paign against the Health Service, but the tale
bearers and their audiences have sacrificed
their intellectual integrity by failing to make
any effort whatsoever to consider the other
side of the question.
AND IT IS in this other side-the side whose
story is written in the black and white of
dispensary cards, special medical reports and
infirmary records-that the honest research
worker must believe.
In these documents which are closed to public
perusal, the original facts of each and every
case are recorded. In these records, the per-
manency of the entry permits no exaggeration-
.an exaggeration all too possible when a story
is circulated by word of mouth.
And so-in an effort better to understand
the complexities arising out of such an inves-
tigation, the editors of The Daily secured from
the health Service the right to examine most
minutely the records of the individuals named
in the specific charges.
In probing for the source of the story, The
Daily encountered two aspects of the problem-
the general and the specific rumor.
N THE dossier of attacks against the Health
Service, The Daily discovered that most of
the charges are worded in vague generalities.
Their content talks of doddering doctors failing
to make correct diagnoses. They say that bon%
setting is done in a slipshod and careless manner
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Daily are written by members of The Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers
And The Logan Bill.. ..
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT'S Supreme
Court, which has been termed
"streamlined" in more than one newspaper
column, gave evidence on court day last Monday
that the adjective isn't so far wrong, at least
when comparing the Court with the present
House of Representatives, by speaking out
against "judicial asupervision of administrative
procedure" in a decision upholding the right of
the executive and legislative branches to set
up any standards they see fit fo Government
The action is very pertinent just now and
might even be interpreted as a declaratory or
advisory, judgment on the Court's part against
the pending Walter-Logan bill, which has un-
fortunately already passed the House by a sub-
stantial majority. This bill is designed to sub-
ject the rules and rulings of Federal admin-
istrative agencies to court review.
The Logan bill, qualified by a number of
significant exceptions, is a political weapon di-
rected at such progressive agencies as the NLRB
and FHA. It sets up review machinery of so
complicated and intricate a nature that the bill
Would easily enervate the work of any agency
by its constant, overbearing restrictions. The
committees on Administrative Law and Fed-
eral Legislation of the New York City Bar Asso-
ciation summed up the Logan bill in these
words: "It is a frequent complaint that the
administrative process often operates to impose
a control so rigid, meticulous and all-pervading
As to destroy rather than reform. The present
bill would apply to administrative bodies a
similarly objectional technique . . . Under the
guise of reform, the bill would force adminis-
trative and departmental agencies having a wide
variety of functions into a single mold which
is so rigid, so needlessly interfering, as to bring
about a wide-spread crippling of the adminis-
Numerous bar associations and now the Su-
preme Court have recognized this fundamental
concept that permits American government to
function-namely, that principle which allows
administrative agencies to determine fact and
the judiciary to determine law. We hope that
the Senate too will also recognize it, and make
unnecessary President Roosevelt's veto.
Pressure On Yugoslavia .. .
T HE PROPAGANDIST LIGHTNING
from Berlin and Rome flickers
closer and closer to Yugoslavia. But more seri-
ous than such psychological pressure is the
spectacle of a "spontaneous" anti-Yugoslav
demonstration in Florence-ordered, of course,
by the Fascist regime. The Italians have seized
upon the pretext of some obscure Slovene leaf-
letsnalleged to have been distributed in Ljubl-
Jana, urging the reconquest of the Northern
Adriatic coast ftom Italy. The leaflets have
now been magnified into a first-class diplomatic
incident. The Italian press crackles warnings
to the Yugoslavs against permitting pro-Allied
influences in their midst. It is a perfect exam-
ple of Axis technique so staled by repetition
that it impresses nobody except as a clue to
what is going on in Axis minds. The Germans
used it last year when a Polish Army officer
talked irresponsibly of conquering East Prussia;
By JOHN SCHWARZWALDER
(Program Notes for Friday Afternoon's Concert)
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA almost
alone of the major symphonies of the coun-
try includes in its repertoire a large number
of transcriptions for orchestra of the most
beautiful compositions in all church music, the
Chorales of J. S. Bach. Stokowski, Louis Caillet,
and Mr. Ormandy himself have all made con-
tributions of excellent arrangements and it is
with two of these last that Friday afternoon's
program opens. We know of no more appro-
priate method of inviting an audience's serious
A group of folk songs by the Young People's
Chorus follows. Surely after all that has been
written in this column about folk music we
hardly need to indicate our approval; in addi-
tion we might comment that the chorus last
year was better than we thought anyone had
a right to expect. On one occasion they shamed
Ann Arbor has been waiting with some im-
patience for its hearing of the new Harl Mc-
Donald Symphony, subtitled The Santa Fe Trail.
From last year's Choral Symphony it has come
to expect a high degree of sensitive feeling
and musical refinement from Mr. McDonald.
How this will work in with the.vigor of the folk
tunes of the Old West with which the new wow
abounds is hard to say. It can be stated with
certainty that Mr. McDonald's technical equip-
ment is equal to his problems and that his im-
aginative verse should carry him through his
difficulties to triumph. We hope so not only
for the sake of the composer who is one of the
most prominent of contemporary musicians but
for the management of the Festival which has
shown unusual vision in bringing him and his
works to Ann Arbor.
The program concludes with the monumental
Piano Concerto, No. 4, Op. 58, of Beethoven.
Composed in about 1806 this composition lies
in Beethoven's middle period between the Ap-
passionata and the Rasoumovsky quartets. It
is a prime example of his mature style before
he transcended human limitations. It is con-
ceived mostly in sonata form but as usual
the master adapted this to his requirements in-
stead of a slavish compliance with any given
set of rules. The work is more integrated as to
its various movements than earlier concerti,
and exhibits "extraordinary force and inten-
ITS INTERPRETER is Artur Schnabel, one of
the titans of the age in piano interpretation
and a specialist in Beethoven. His thoughtful
approach does not detract from the unbeliev-
able power and majesty of his playing nor from
the lyric clarity with which he plays slow move-
ments. As with every great artist his variety,
gained partly by technic and partly by intui-
tion, enhances the simplest theme, the most
complicated volution of phrase.
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While the Festival has crowded most other
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necessitating rebreaking by competent physi-
cians. They insist that the -Health Service is
a factory devoted to seeing and doing nothing
for as many people as possible. They advise
that it is safer not to go to the Health Service.
Investigation is impossible in such cases be-
cause they do not name specific people and
specific times. Probing back to the source of
such a tale meets little and at best tenuous
success. Students repeating them always refer
to the "other fellow whose name I can't re-
member" as the one who told the story.
One interesting and particularly striking fact
came out as a result of this phase of the investi-
gation. In every instance, these general stories
were first heard in a bull session-and sorority
and fraternity groups of this kind were the
BUT in the interests of justifying or con-
demning such reports, The Daily is power-
less to act. Accordingly, it has turned its full
attention to those charges which state particular
people, the time of the reported blunder, the
nature of the blunder and the other facts
pertinent to the case.
The Daily has no desire to embarrass individ-
uals concerned in such rumors because it is
more often true that such individuals are
not responsible for the versions of their stories
that circulate. With this fact in mind The Daily
refrains from using their names,
Most interesting of the stories current on
campus. is about a girl who was confined to
bed for a month in the Health Service becausse
her X-rays, the authorities thought, showed
a spot indicative of tuberculosis. After a month,
the story goes, through a fortunate accident,
the mix up in plates was discovered and the
girl was released with a clean bill of health.
THE GIRL'S Health Service records reveal an
entirely different story. The girl reported
to the Health Service and was found to be
running a temperature. X-rays which had been
taken of her chest as a freshman were con-
sulted and it was deemed necessary to examine
her chest anew.
The new set of X-rays labeled with her name
disclosed a mysterious patch on her lung. She
was put to bed. At periodic intervals new
X-rays were taken which revealed that the
patch was slowly diminishing in size. At the
end of the month, the patch had disappeared,
her temperature had returned to normal and
she was released.
But somehow, some way the aforementioned
abortive story began to circulate. The cause
of the story . . . Undoubtedly, the desire of a
zealous sorority sister to inject life into an
otherwise drab tale.
And it is in this natural human desire to
"pep up" colorless stories that many of the
specific rumors of which we have record or-
By N. W. EDDY
The comedy Les Jours Heureux (Happy Days)
was presented last evening in French, under the
auspices of the Cercle Francais and under the
general direction of Rene Talamon of the
French department assisted by Charles Koella
and James O'Neill. In its modernity and youth-
fulness the play established a record for the
performances of the French club. The first
performance of the play was given as recently
as 1938 in Paris. The author, Claude-Andre
Puget, is only 35 years of age, and in addition
to several successful comedies of his own, has
adapted to the French stage Coward's Private
Lives and Sheridan's Reunion in Vienna.
The play's title, Happy Days, is hardly a
magnet for an American audience. It reeks
of the maudlin minstrelsy of recent presiden-
tial hustlings, for one thipg, and evokes a train
of thought leading to J. Whitcomb Riley's bare
feet with coats of tan, held up perhaps by
French galluses. Ironically interpreted, the title
suggests something dank and noisome out of-
Ibsen, perhaps a graidmother with her psyche
torn by her daughter-in-law's underdone stewed
chicken, who sneaks out and sets fire to the
chicken-coop. For a play so named, aisle seats
are indipated for all discreet first-nighters, so
that, if the stage becomes too fetid or folksy,
one may easily steal away into the night and
join the arabs at some oasis.
All eerie terrors are however banished by
the opening curtain, which presents a group of
youngsters begging off from attendance at the
funeral of a distant relative, in order to briefly
kick up their heels free from adult supervision.
And to the end of the show, the grisly shades
of Elsie Dinsmore at no time trod the boards.
'About the familiar fable of the girl who at-
tempts to stir the dormant love of the male of
her choice by arousing his jealousy, the author
has gathered an ingratiating half-dozen youths
of both sexes who, at one time or another, re-
veal adolescent character in its major and minor
phases. Youth's bluster and its reticences, its
egotism and its japeries, the homicidal and self-
destructive impulses which assail it, its gropings
and self-discoveries, are displayed through an
intelligent control of the resources natural to
the theatre, without pedantry or preaching.
The language of the work, in the ultra-
modernity of its youthful argot, probably in-
duced uneasy shiftings from many besides the
reviewer and Racine from their respective
All members of the cast were unusually fluent
and easy in their handling of the French lan-
I auaiye the snontaneitv of their work- being
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To the Editor:
Carl Petersen gave an answer to
Professor Jobin's letter Thursday
that explained his position. However,
I am not as much concerned with
the problem of knowing what certain
people really stand for, as with an
investigation of the issues involved.
Any discussion of this sort must
start with values or idealstWhat
are we after? I hold that the issue
must be staked at our highest val-
ues-the maintenance and spread of
peace. freedom, and the abundant
life for all mankind.
The facts are certainly that peace,
freedom, and the abundant life are
disappearing for a large part of the
population of the globe. There is
indeed a monstrous force running
amuck, as Professor Jobin says. But
we must be careful to see what it
really consists of. The issue is to-
talitarianism against democracy-
the blind and partial loyalty to a
particular race or nation, as against
the universal loyalty to all indi-
viduals as individuals that true de-
mocracy and true religion implies.
The most difficult lesson the hu-
man race has to learn, it seems, is
that you cannot attain good ends
by bad means. The English and the
French have ways of life that are
much to be preferred to the new
developments in Germany et al. The
great development of the pacifist
movement in England is itself an
evidence of a new order coming-
5,000 conscientious objectors regis-
tered in the first seven weeks of
1940. But winning the war against
the Nazis will not mean the further-
ance of democracy.
Violence produces violence; war
creates more war. That is the lesson
So I disagree with both Mr. Peter-
sen and Professor Jobin, that the
furtherance of peace and democracy
is synonymous with an Allied vic-
tory. But what then is the answer?
I offer four points. If you say, war
is the only course in the situation,'
you are saying that democracy is
already lost for the time being in
Europe. The best hope that I can
see is that the Nazis lose sufficiently
that a real change begins to loom
up in Germany; but that the Allies
do not win sufficiently that the old
story is repeated. However, it is bet-
ter to see a German victory than to
use the war method. In the long
run, I think a new technique must
be developed for resistance to inva-
sion. Hermann Rauschning suggests
that passive - resistance-or better,
active non-violent resistance, will be
and is the answer. It has been de-
veloped somewhat by Ghandi in In-
dia, but needs to be developed fur-
ther in the West in reference to our
mechanized civilization. There seems
to be evidence that it is already
evolving in areas under German
Secondly, we have got to make
democracy work, economically and
politically. What we have in this
country is something, but only the
barest fraction of what it could be
and what indeed we Americans have
promised and boasted of.
Thirdly, we have got to make
democracy exciting (Cf. Thoma
Mann). The dictators have learned
how to make the full use of emo
tions as well as intellect for thei
purposes. We have to find ways o:
developing loyalties to democrati
ideals, to the cause of truth ad
tolerance and goodwill. In short, w
need a development of contempor
ary religion, in terms of the Spiri
of goodwill and truth and the striv
ing for these things that has becom
real to some people, but is a fleeting
phantom to most.
Fourthly, to be practical, this al
means that we must stay out of wa
because of our ideals, not in spit
of them. We have a job to do-
countless jobs to do. We must no
forget what is going on over there-
there are things like relief work
non-partisan expressions that ma
work ultimately toward a bette
peace, etc. But we cannot make oth
er men or nations better until w
have improved ourselves.
- William T. Scott
ress, while a tendency to overdo th
Of the three girls, Jeanne Bolgian
played with conviction a role de
manding petulant impishness swell
ing into whimsical poetry and po
tential tragedy. Carrie Wallach
though imperfectly cast, enhance
the appeal of the play by the natura
charm and dignity of her presence
Frances Blumenthal as an older sis
ter, respected the author's intention
by her restrained and unobtrusiv
Culturally, the evening was mos
interesting as showing the psycho
logical similarity of French an
American youth of today. The im
pression was confirmed that durin
the last 25 years, the natives of th
two countries have gradually an
(Continued from Pae 2) on Sunday. May 5. Meet at the
Women's Athletic Building and
gado de Carvalho, Professor of Soci- canoes will be rented. Those
ology in the Colegio Pedro II and attending must have passed the phy-
Professor of the Geography of Brazil sical education swimming test or its
in the University of Brazil, the Visit- equivalent. Sign up at the Women's
ing Carnegie Professor, will be in Athletic Building by 6:00 Saturday
residence at the University of Michi- evening.
gan until May 10. All women on campus are invited to
. The following series of lectures has participate in these events.
been arranged under the auspices of
the Division of the Social Sciences: League Dancing Classes will have
"The New Brazilian State" on Mon- a radio party in the League Ballroom
day, May 6, 4:15 p.m., Rackham Tuesday, May 7, from 7:30 to 9:30.
Amphitheatre. All men and women who attended the
All of the above lectures are open first or second semester classes and
to the public, new and old committee members are
Tod ' Einvited. No charge.
T oday's Events-
Biological Chemistry Seminar will International Center: The last
be held in Room 319, West Medical Sunday evening supper for the year
Building, today at 10:00 a.m. will be served at the International
Subject: "The Origin of the Fat Center Sunday evening, May 5, at 6
of Milk and of the Egg Yolk." All o'clock.
interested are invited. Avukah is sponsoring some movies
Suomi Club meeting tonight at depicting Palestinian life and an ex-
8:00 at the International Center. hibit of leading Palestine products
Members of the Scandinavian Club Sunday at 8:00 p.m. This is being
will be guests. given in collaboration with the Unit-
ed Palestine Appeal, one section of
International Center: The Chinese the United Jewish Appeal being con-
ClnternaitisnoCeinterestCinseducted on campus from May 1 to
Club invites anyone interested inMay 10. The public is invited.
meeting Prof. Wei, the distinguished
authority on Chinese music, to at- Congregational Fellowship outdoor
tend an informal tea at the Interna- meeting at Loch Alpine Sunday, May
Stional Center, this afternoon from 5. Leave Pilgrim Hall at 4:30 p.m.
4 to 6 o'clock. Prof. Wei, who comes Pi and games. All students in-
from New York is to take part vited. Phone 2-169 for reserva-
the entertainment given Sunday and tons by Saturday noon.
Monday evenings for the benefit of onntd.n
medical relief in China, The Lutheran Student Club will
Rifle Club picinc postponed. Watch have a banquet Sunday at 6:00 p.m.
Daily for further notice.
Michigan Anti-War Committee S.A ur'ses
meeting for the election of officers, St. Andrew's Episcopa C urh:
today at 2:15 p.m. in the Michigan Sunday, 8:00 a.m. Holy Communion;
Union. All members are urged to 11:0Q a.m. Holy Communion and
attend. Sermon by the Reverend Henry Lewis;
* _11:00 a.m. Junior Church; 11:00 a.m.
Outdoor Sports Club-Women Stu- Kindergarten, Harris Hall; 7:00 p.m.
dents: Bicycling party today at 2:00 Student Meeting, Harris Hall. Mr.
p.m. Meet at the Women's Athletic Kenneth Morgan, Director of the Stu-
Building. Bicycles will be rented, dent Religious Association, will be
y discussion chairman for the subject,
The Hillel Foundation is giving its "Christian and War." Brief reports
annual spring formal at the League *of previous talks on this subject will
tonight, 9:00-12:00. All affiliate be presented to begin the discussion.
members are requested to bring iden- All Episcopal students and their
tification and membership cards, friends are cordially invited, Re-
which are not .transferable. freshments.
Westminster Student Guild of the The Society of Friends: Saturday
Presbyterian Church will hold an and Sunday Ann Arbor is host to the
Executive Board Meeting and picnic second annual conference of United
supper at the Church today at 2:00 Meetings of Friends in the Great
p.m.Lakes region. All conferences will
___be held in Lane Hall. Sunday pro-
gram: 10:30 to 11:30, summary of
ComingbEvents round table conferences; 11:45-12:45,
Seminar in Bacteriology will meet meeting for worship; 2:45-4:00, fin-
in Room 1564 East Medical Building, al session. Howard H. Brinton will
Monday, May 6, at 8:00 p.m. Sub- speak on "The Quaker Concept of
ject: "Path and Distribution of Poli- Community."
omyelitis Virus." All interested are
rinvited. First Congregational Church: 10:45
invited. a.m. Public Worship. Dr. L. A. Parr
German Table for Faculty Memn- will speak on "What Should a Uni-
bers will meet Monday at 12:10 p.m. versity Do?"
in the Founders' Room, Michigan 4:30 p.m. Student Fellowship pic-
Union. All faculty members inter- nic. Meet at Pilgrim Hall.
ested in speaking German are cordi-
ally invited. There will be a brief Presbyterian Church: 10:45 a.m.
informal talk by Professor Hans Pick "Humanity of God" will be the sub-
on "Die Technik der Musik-Schall- ject of the sermon by Dr. W. P.
5:00 p.m. Westminster Student
Geological Journal Club will meet Guild will hold a concert of record-
in Room 3065 Natural Science Build- ed music with Burt Ludy, '42, in
s ing at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7. charge. The records to be played
Program: Mr. Frank Pardee, Min- include Bach's Brandenburg Con-
ing Engineer of the Department of certos Nos. 2 and 3.
r Conservation, will lecture on "Mine 6;00 p.m. Westminster St.udent
f Evaluations." Guild meet for supper and fellow-
I ship hour. At 7 o'clock there will be
Varsity Glee Club: Sunday, May 5: an address on "One Fifth, of the
- 9:30 a.m. meet upstairs in Lane Hall World" by The Rev. David Porter.
t for rehearsal for Methodist Church This will be illustrated with stere-
program. opticon slides showing India today.
5:00 p.m., meet first floor lobby
e of Burton Memorial Tower for re- Disciples Guild (Church of Christ):
g hearsal with carillon. 10:45 a.m. Morning worship.. Rev.
.1 Tuesday, May 7: 7:15 p.m., meet in Fred Cowin, minister.
X Glee Club rooms in Union. 6:30. Guild Sunday Evening Hour.
r Roll will be taken at each of these A panel discussion will be conduct-
e times. If you cannot be present, ed by five seniors on the topic, "How
t inform one of the officers. I Have Changed Since I Came to the
The Slavic Club will meet at the
International Center, Tuesday, May Unitarian Church: 11 a.m. Sunday
r 7, at 8:30 p.m. Dr. J. W. Stanton morning forum series: General topic,
iwill give a lecture on "The Slavic "Religion in a Frustrated World."
-e Movement." All members of the Club Speaker for this Sunday, Mr. Lyndon
are urged to attend. The general Babcock, psychologist at Eloise Hos-
public is invited. pital, "Are We Becoming Paranoid."
7:30 p.m. Student Discussion:
e Reserve Officers: Colonel Basil E. Topic: "Uncle Sam - Employer."
Edwards, Infantry, will speak on Speakers from local W.P.A. projects.
o "Military Law" in room 304 of the
- Michigan Union at 7:30 p.m. Mon- First Methodist Church: Morning
- day, May 6. All Reserve Officers and Worship Service at 10:40 o'clock. The
- members of the R.O.T.C. may at- Rev. J. Edward Lantz will preach on
h, tend. "A Living Prayer."
al Graduate Outing Club: The over- Stalker Hall: Student Class at 9:30
e. night trip scheduled for this week- at Stalker Hall. Prof. George Car-
- end has been cancelled due to weath- rothers will lead the discussion on
s er conditions. We will meet as usu- "Building the Right Foundation."
se al on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Wesleyan Guild meting at the church
rear of the Rackham Building. at 6 p.m. Prof. MacNaughton will
st conclude the series on "Ethics and
. The second Union-WAA "Sunday Personal Religion." Supper and fel-
d Saunter" will be held Sunday, May 5, lowship hour following the meeting.
I- at 10:00 a.m. Mr. Royal Brunson
ig of the Zoology Department will lead First Church of Christ, Scientist:
ie the hike. Meet at the side door of Sunday morning service at 10:30 a.m.
d the Michigan Union. Subject: "Everlasting Punishment."