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gWND V, App.-m 21

Research 1n Arthi;tis Done
By Unit at University Hospital

As the chronic disease respon-
sible for greater economic distress
than any other in the world,
T est Case on
Poll Tax to Be
Held by Club
The constitutionality of a Con-
g'ressional anti-poll-tax law will
be tested by a Case Club court
Thursday when the organization
holds its final argument in com-
petition for the Henry M. Camp-
ell award.
The case,, based on mythical
legislation, similar to the once-de-
eated Guyer Bill outlawing poll-
taxes, will be heard by a court
composed of Judge Thomas F.
McAllister of the U.S. Sixth Cir-
cuit Court of Appeals, Judge John
R. Dethmers of the State Supreme
Court, and Dean E. Blythe Stason
of the Law School.
Case Club finalists Russell W.
Baker and J. Richard Swenson will
serve as attorneys for an "election
official" appealing his conviction
under the law to the U.S. Supreme
Court. Finalists Bruce H. Mel-
linger and William T. Downer will
handle the case for the 'U.S. Gov-
The argument on the case will
be held at 3:15 p.m. Thursday in
im. 100, Hutchins Hall. Follow-
ing hearings on the case, the Case
Club will hold its final banquet
at 6:30 p.m. in the Union ballroom,
,,t which time a decision will be
handed down by the court and
announcement made of the win-
ners of the Campbell cash award.
'ilms To Depict
Job Opportunities
Color movies illustrating the op-
portunities for summer jobs in the
1ichigan resort industry will be
lshown at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, May
1 in the Natural Science Auditor-
ium by Robert C. McLaughlin, ad-
ministrative secretary of the Mich-
igan Tourists Association.
Anyone attending these movies
fwho is interested in applying for
A summer job in a resort should
contact Mrs. Juanita Mantle, di-
rector of summer placement at the
ureau of Appointments and Oc-
cupational Information.
Mrs. Mantle also announced
4that application forms for sum-
mer employment are again avail-
able at the office of the Bureau,
201 Mason Hall (Extension 371).
Master of Music, will include works
by Franck, Mozart, Chopin, Si-
dnone PIe, and Roussel, and will be
.open to the public.
Student Recital: Robert Hol-
Aand, Tenor, will present a recital
in partial fulfillment of the re-
4uirements for the degree of Mas-
ter of Music at 8:30 p.m., Wed.,
April 30, Rackham, Assembly Hall.
A pupil of Arthur Hackett, Mr.
Holland will sing compositions by
Mozart, Schumann's Dichterliebe
song cycle, and a group of English
Wings. The program will be open
tW the general public.
The Museum of Art presents
drawings, prints and small sculp-

ture; by Aristide Maillol, through
May 4; and drawings by Maurice
Sterne through May 18; Alumni
Memorial Hall, daily, except Mon-
<days, 10-12 and 2-5; Sundays 2-5;
Wednesday evenings 7-9. The pub-
lic is cordially invited.
The Museum of Archaeology:
Current Exhibit: "Life in a Roman
Town in Egypt, 30 B.C.-400 A.D."
Tues. through Fri., 9-12( 2-5; Sat.,
9-12; Sun., 3-5.
Events Today
University Radio Program:
9:15 a.m., Station WJR, 760 KC.
"Hymns of Freedom."
Veteran Women: Bowling at
Michigan Recreation on Liberty
Street. Meet between 2:30-3 p.m.
Scabbard and Blade: Formal in-
itiation of Naval Cadets, 2 p.m.,
Ballroom, Michigan Union. All
alumni members are invited. Dress
of initiates and active members-
Service Uniforms.
Coming Events
University Radio Programs:
Monday, 2:30 p.m., Station
WKAR, 870 Kc. The Medical Ser-

rheumatism today presents a
major challenge to the medical
profession and to the public.
1L is in its ability to cripple
without killing that rheumatism
has become of pre-eminent social
medical and economic importance,
according to Dr. William D. Rob-
inson, director the Arthritis Re-
search Unit at University Hospi-
Lumbago, Gout
Rheumatism, which includes a
number of joint diseases, such as
arthritis, lumbago and gout, was
neglected as a ,ubject of medical
research until about ten years
In 1937, a Horace H. and Mary
A Rackham grant established the
Arthritis Research Unit, probably
the first full-time research group
devoted to a study of the disease.
The unit was under the direction
of Dr. Richard Freyburg until
1944, when Dr. FRobinson took
With a staff of 12, including a
clinician, a bacteriologist, a bio-
chemist, and organic chemist, an
associate physician and several re-
search associates, the unit divides
its work between clinic and lab-
oratory sections.
Although neither a definite
cause nor cure has been found
for the disease as yet, the re-
search has achieved a more ac-
curate classification and diagnos-
is of types of rheumatism.
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Most of the unit's work so far
has been directed to the problem
of rheumatoid arthritis, which is
most common in young people and
the cause of the most serious in-
capacitation and deformity. In
spite of the fact that attempts to
find a causative agent of the
disease has had only negative re-
sults, unproductive avenues of re-
search have been closed off, Dr.
Robinson pointed out.
The investigations carried out
by the unit and other research
groups, do not show any infectious
organisms, abnormality in body
chemistry, nutritional deficiency,
nor derangement of function of
endocrine glands, as consistent
causative agents of arthritis.
While psychological factors may
be of importance in some patients,
studies comparing normal indi-
viduals and patients have shown,
no conclusive differences.
Treatment for the disease must
be highly individualized to meet
the personal requirements of each
patient .
Although no cure-all, gold salts
have been found to be effective
in treating certain stages of rheu-
matoid arthritis.

B rief
Carillon Recital . .r.
Percival Price, University caril
lonneur, will present a recital of
compositions by Franck, Haydn
and Mendelssohn and a group of
hymns at 3 p.m. today.
Organ Program .
Marian Hanson Stone, music
school student. will present an
organ recital at 4:15 p.m. today
in Hill Auditorium.
Baseball Movies ...
Movies of the 1945 and 1946
World Series games between the
Tigers and Cubs, and Cardinal,
and Red Sox, respectively, will bE
shown at 7:30 p.m. today in Rms.
316-318-320 at the Union.
*, * *
Federalists Meet ...
An open discussion meeting
on "The Effectiveness of The
United Nations in World Peace,"
will be held by the University
chapter of Student Federalists
at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Room
308 of the Union.
Piano Recital . ..
Uarda Foster Saeger, music
school student, will present a pi-
ano recital at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow
in Rackham Assembly Hall,
The program, which will include
selections by Franck, Mozart and
Chopin, will be open to the public.
ADA Meeting...
Prof. Theodore M. Newcomb of
the sociology and psychology de-
partments will discuss "The Stu-
dent's Role in Politics" at a meet-
ing of Americans for Democratic
Action at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow in
the Union.
A business meeting of ADA
members will be held at 7:30 p.m.
preceding the talk.
Hopwood Winners
Attain More Fame
Two former major Hopwood
winners, Josephine Eckert and ,Ar-
thur Miller, have recently gone on
to further literary glory.
Miller's "All My Sons" was voted
the "best play" of the 1946-47 the-
atrical season by the New York
Drama Critics Circle last week,
beating out Eugene O'Neill's "The
Iceman Cometh" and "Another
Part of the Forest" by Lillian Hell-
man. Miller's play was written
after he left the University.
Miss Eckert's "The Practicing
of Christopher," a winner here in
1946 and just published this year,
was selected as a "book of the
month" by the Reader's Digest
and printed in this month's issue.





W E L C O M E T O A N T W E R P - The USS Wilkes Barre, a 13,000-ton cruiser, is cheered
bv Belgians ashore as she enters the port of Antwerp for a visit.

F L YI N C M US I C I A N S - Clarence Earl McCormic,
band musician and airplane pilot, and his wife, Dacita, orchestra
leader, plan a tour of South America by air. Here Dacita puts
aboard Hannah, their duck mascot.






F A V O R I T E B U N NY-.Marlene Jensen, 7, hugs one of a
number of black -and-white and blue-and -white Dutch rabbits
'wing raised for pets and show purposes in Chicago.

F A N C Y F 0 A L - only a few days old, this bay filly by War Admiral gallops alongside,
her dam, Lady Lark, at the Mereworth Farm near Lexington, Ky. /

Anthropology Club: 7:30 p.m.,
Mon., April 28, Museums. Speaker:
Dr. Sherwood Washburn, Physical
Anthropologist from Columbia
University. Use the rear entrance.
Regular Army Commissions for
'47 Graduates Holding Commis-
sions during War: The Army's new
program to offer regular commis-
sions to former officers who will
eceive degrees by July 15, 1947,
will be explained by a War De-
partment representative at 4:15
p.m., Fri., May 2, Natural Science
Sigma Alpha Iota, Alpha Chap-
ter, National Professional Music
Fraternity for Women. American
Musicale, 8:30 p.m., Mon., April
28, Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
Program: Original compositions
and works of well-known Ameri-
can composers will be performed
by members of the fraternity, solos
and small ensembles, and the Sia-
ma Alpha Iota Glee Club will
sing "Rosemary," a modern com-
position for women's voices by
Randall Thompson. The public is
The Modern Poetry Club. 7:30
p.m., Mon., League. Mr. Halliday
will direct the discussion.
Quarterdeck: 7:30 p.m., Mon.,
April 28, Michigan Union. Profes-
sor Vincent will speak on "Diesel
Engine Propulsion."
Faculty Women's Club Annual
Luncheon, 1 p.m., Wed., April 30,
Terrace Room, Michigan Union,
followed by annual meeting and
election of officers.
Americanst for Democratic Ac-
tion: Business meeting, 7:30 o.m.,
Mon., April 28, Union. Prof. T. M.
Newcomb, of the Psychology and
Sociology Departments will speak
on the subject, "The Student's Role
in Politics," at 8:30 p.m.
Informal Get-together. Any stu-

Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.,
First Presbyterian Church. Dr.
Lemon's sermon topic will be "So
Little Time."
Westminster Guild, panel dis-
cussion on "Christianity, and So-
cial Systems," 5 p.m. Supper fol-
First Congregational Church:
10:45 a.m., Dr. Parr will speak
on "Lyric Religion."
6 p.m., Congregational-Disciples
Guild supper at Memorial Chris-
tion Church. Rev. John Craig will
speak on "Get the Most Out of
The Congregational - Disciples
Guild will begin meeting this eve-
ning at the Memorial Christian
(Disciples of Christ) Church. Fol-
lowing the 6 p.m. supper, Rev.
John Craig will speak on "Get
the Most Out of Summer."
Memorial Christian Church:
(Disciples of Christ)
Worship, 10:50 a.m. Sermon by
Rev. Zendt. Nursery for children
during the service.
Lutheran Student Association.
5:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Parish
Hall. Supper will follow the fel-
lowship hour at 6 p.m. Mr. Glen
Wagner, a student in the Univer-
sity of Michigan Law School, will
be the speaker. Bible hour, 9:15
a.m. at the Center. Worship serv-
ices, 10:30 a.m., Zion and Trinity
Lutheran Churches.
University Lutheran Chapel:
Services, 9:45 and 11 a.m.
Speaker: Rev. R. W. Hahn of Chi-
Gamma Delta, Lutheran Stu-
dent Club. Supper social, 5:15 p.m.,
at the Center. Address by the Rev.
R. W. Hahn.
First Church of Christ, Scien-
tist, 409 S. Division St.
Sunday morning service at
10:30. Subject: "Probation after





CANINE GUARDIAN -- Rex, terrier pet of Bobby
Kramer of Philadelphia, keeps watch over his newest friends,
some baby chicks which arrived as a gift for Bobby's young
brother. Rex is taking no chances.

Z 0 0' S P R O U D P A P A-A keeper in the Vienna zoo gets an exceptionally broad smile from
Georgie the hippopotamus, new father of baby Josef, who weighed 120 pounds.:

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