Michigan Children's Institute
Cares for Dependent Children
GOOD GRADES HELP:
VA Survey Discloses Keys
To Success in iMedical School
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first
of two articles explaining the prob-
lems and functions of the Michigan
Children's Institute, 1447 Washing-
ton Hgts, Ann Arbor.)
By ANNETTE RICA
Daily Special Writer
"We have grown out of the idea
that all orphans should be taken
care of in an orphanage," declared
Mr. Albert E. Ball, supervisor of
the Michigan Children's Institute.
The institute, resulting from
state planning for the care of
children who would ordinarily be
in an orphanage, is the outgrowth
of the Michigan State Orphanage.
,It supervises the placing of chil-
dren in foster homes.
Its main task is to help depend-
ent children develop into good
citizens. This state was one of
the first in the country to set up
such an organization.
An outgrowth of the Menture
system (placing out of children
goes back to 15th century England,
when children were bound to a
family and given a minimum
amount of clothes and education)
The legal implications of the de-
tention of four alleged Communist
aliens at Ellis Island will be dis-
cussed by Jerry McCroskey, chair-
man at the University chapter of
the National Lawyers Guild, at
tonight's meeting of the campus
Young Progressive Citizens of
Michigan, at 7:30 p.m. in the Un-
The confinement without bail
of the four while awaiting depor-
tation proceedings has aroused
heated controversy over the le-
gality of the action. On Saturday
the four were finally released on
bail after a six day hunger strike
in protest against Attorney Gen-
eral Tom Clark's previous refusal
to grant them bail.
The alleged Communists, who
are charged with advocating the
overthrow of the United States
Government, are Gerhart Eisler,
reputed to be top man in the
Communist Party in this country;
John Williamson, labor secretary
of the Communist Party; Ferdi-
nand C. Smith, secretary of the
National Maritime Union, CIO,
and Charles A. Doyle, vice presi-
dent of the United Gas, Coke and
Chemical Workers, CIO.
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the Michigan Children's Institute
has its headquarters in Ann Ar-
bor, close to University Hospital
and various psychological clinics.
The building was occupied in 1939.
A few children are cared for in
the Receiving Home, which holds,
a maximum of 17 children. It is
carefully designed and used only
for a temporary home in which to
study the children. This home is
also used for children vwio are tak-
ing medical treatment over a pe-
riod of time.
More boys than girls are com-
mitted to the Receiving Home.
Lend an ear and leave off dis-
sectin tht cat you would-be
medicos, tihe keyto success in
medical school ls justbeen re-
A recent survey released by the
Veterans Administration discloses
that student veterans are more
likely to complete their medical
training successfully if they are
enrolled in tie medical school at
Preschool children are sent di-
rectly to foster parents.
The average stay is 4 months,
during which time the children at-
tend the University Hospit al
School. The home has its own
psychologist and psychiatrist, and
several recreational workers. It is
well-equipped, with a carpentry
shop in the basement. Every child
is given a few chores. The average
cost to the state is $1.50 a day.
"We receive children from all
over the state, committed to us
primarily by the probate courts.
They may be referred to us
through a social agency, neighbors,
friends and relatives, sometimes
by the family themselves. We ac-
cept many babies of unmarried
mothers. We become the legal
guardian of the children," Mr. Ball
Few of the children are orphans
who have lost both parents. Most'
of them come from broken and in-
It costs half as much to keep a
child under thisaprogram as in the
vocational schools. It is better to
study the child and the home, to
match the two together, than to
make hasty plans for a child and
have them go awry, Dr. Ball de-
The Institute is caring for 1200
children who are in foster homes.
An additional 800 are wards but
are supervised in their own locali-
ties by social agencies and agents
of the Probate Court, he contin-
"An example of our work is the
case of a little girl whose mother
is an epileptic and who has a psy-
chotic family history. We find a
home for her. If she gets along,
she has a good chance of adoption.
Then child then shows a nor-
mal mentality and personality,"
Dr. Ball pointed out.
the same institution where they
did their undergraduate work.
Good Grades Help
It was also found, strangely
enough, that good grades, in the
form of a "B" average or better
will contribute materially to suc-
cess. Particular emphasis in this
respect is laid upon natural sci-
The importance of the "B" aver-
age is indicated by the fact that
in one medical school surveyed,
99 per cent of all failures during
a ten-year period consisted of stu-
dents whose pre-medical grades
averaged below "B" plus.
Quality Not Quantity
Another survey conducted over
a ten-year period showed that the
average grade for medical stu-
dents during the first three years
of the course was about 6.11 per
cent points below their premedical
averages. On the basis of this
survey, it would seem that a vet-
eran with only average premedical
grades has a slim chance of wea-
thering the rough grind in medi-
In predicting the likelihood of
success on the basis of grades
made in natural science, the sur-
vey emphasized the quality of
training rather than the number
of courses taken.
With that in mind you had best
get back to the cat and pass that
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ROYAL SUSPENSE-Ex-King Michael of Rumania smiles for the
camera. Possibly he is considering the $1,000 a week offer of the
Detroit Civic Light Opera company to sing the lead role in
Sigmund Romberg's "The Desert Song." Opera Company officials
based their choice on the report of amature theatrics that the
handsome monarch indulged in, in Switzerland.
MANY MISS MESS:
Men on Time for Breakfast
While Women Snooze, .diet
By HERB MADALIN
Are women naturally more lazy
than men, or are men just more
This question was brought up
recently when a check on the
breakfast eating habits of men
and women livingdin University
dormitories showed that while
three-fourths of the men ate
breakfast in the dorms during
week ,days, only two-thirds of the
'women were able to get up enough
.ambition to eat in the wee hours of
Various shades of student opin-
ion were found in regard to the
reasons for this difference of fig-
Peggy Martin, '49, although not
living in a dorm herself, admitted
that this may be due to two char-
acteristics which the male usually
associates with women-that is:
(1) They are frequently on a diet
or (2) They can't make up their
Miss Martin explained that
many girls may lie in bed, unable
to decide whether to get up and
eat or get a few minutes more of
"needed sleep." By the time their
mind is made up, it is too late to
eat breakfast. She vehemently de-
nied the insunuation that women
might be'more lazy than men.
Bill Matheson, '51, who lives in
the West Quad, said he believed
the main trouble was that it took
women a longer time to get pre-
sentable to go to breakfast. He said
that by the time they are ready to
eat, it is too late for them to do
Matheson, however, opined that
breakfast is a vulgar invention,
and that he enjoyed his sleep more
than this meal. "A cigarette is
enoumgh to carry me over until
dinner," he remarked.
Miss Kathleen Hamm, Univer-
sity dietician, in urging students
to eat breakfast, pointed out that:
(1) Industrial and school studies
show a result of greater efficiency
during the morning if breakfast is
(2) An individual is more apt to
get daily food requirements if eat-
ing three meals a day instead of
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Food served with that cosmo-
politan flair can be had every oth-
er Sunday night at the Interna-
tional Center, when the various
foreign student clubs display thei
The clubs take turns presenting
dinners which are co-sponsored by
the Center and the International
Students Association. Members
make all the preparation and do
the cooking themselves, trying to
feature a national dish.
Tie Flench supper last Sunday,
was a sell-out, perhaps because the
menu listed, among other things,
such delicacies as ham, eggs "mi-
mosa," special French salad, and
Camembert cheese and crackers.
Served in the recreation room at
the Center, the meal was pro-
nounced a complete success by the
These "adventures in good eat-
ing" are a regular part of the ISA
program. Tickets for them may be
purchased at the Center during
the early part of the week pre-
ceding a "foreign supper."
Other suppers planned for this
semester include a Chinese meal
on March 21; a Turkish meal,
April 18; a Polish or Indian sup-
per, May 9; and an Arab supper,
Takes Pledc es
In Student Affairs
The University's chapter of
Alpha Phi Omega, the national
service fraternity is accepting
pledges at their meeting at the
Union this Thursday.
Alpha Phi Omega members are
the ones who act as 'watchers"
in University elections, straighten
out bewildered freshmen during
registration and work actively on
"tag" days. Believing that small
things count, they make regular
Health Service visits to cheer up
sick students, making sure they
get their letters from home.
The basic requirement for mem-
bership is an interest in commun-
ity affairs, work which frequently
is done in conjunction with the
Office of Student Affairs.
The fraternity's newly elected
officers are Louis Horton, pres-
ident, George Meyer, vice-presi-
dent and Dick White, secretary.
Gets the Bird
Making its virgin flight through
the Arboretum Saturday, a bald
eagle became the first of its species
to be seen in inland Michigan.
By mere chance, Prof. Harry
Hann's ornithology class was at
the same time passing through the
Arb looking for birds. Sharp-eyed
student Florence Olson spotted the
half-dollar decoration as it flew
near, and asked in wonderment,
"Isn't that an eagle?"
Prof. Hann identified the bird
as a bald eagle, the largest mem-
ber of the hawk family. Though
seen occasionally around the
Great Lakes, the eagle had shaken
precedent by coming west from
Lake Erie along the Huron River.
When last seen, this bird was
flying east along the river. It is
not dangerous to anything but
Senior Class Dues
Seniors in the literary college
wvill have an opportunity to pay
their class dues at a booth from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday in
Student veterans who acquire
dependents while enrolled in
school under the G.I. Bill as single
persons should notify the Veter-
ans Administration without delay
so that an adjustment may be
made in their subsistence pay-
Numerous cases have been re-
ported by the VA of veterans who
have married but neglected to
notify VA until several months
later, thereby losing the increased
allowance due to them in the in-
terim. Payments are increased as
of the date of notification and
not retroactively to the date a de-
$endent is acquired.
* * *
Veterans are prohibited from
receiving subsistence allowances
and readjustment payments (52-
20) for the same period, Veterans
Administration officials warned.
Only veterans actively seeking
work and willing to accept suit-
able employment may legally re-
ceive unemployment benefits for
a period during which they receive
no educational or training bene-
fits. Concurrent receipt of both
payments is a violation of the law
and subjects the veteran to prose-
Bonus payments to 562,746
Michigan veterans of World War
II amount to a total of $203,307,-
930, according to the Adjutant
General's Office, an Associated
Press report said.
Fewer than 30,000 claims remain
to be investigated and approved
the office said. About 75,000 claims
have been returned for correction
and 1,599 claims rejected, the re-
Payment to each veteran has
Veterans whose claims have
been delayed were warned by the
Adjutant General to write a letter
of inquiry, rather than file a sec-
ond claim. The latter it was said,
places the veteran in the position
of making a fraudulent state-
Bands To Present
New Variety Night
A new campus event, Spring
Varsity Night, sponsored by the
University Bands, will make its
debut at 8:30 p.m. March 24 in
The program will feature both
local and professional talent in a
variety show similar to the tra-
ditional fall Varsity Night.
The band has issued a call for
a limited number of student en-
tertainers. All kinds of novelty and
variety acts, musical, dancing, and
vaudeville -type are welcome.
Those interested may make ap-
pointments by calling Ext. 2114,
The purpose of Spring Varsity
Night is to provide a scholarship
fund for band members with out-
standing scholarship and unusual
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S. J. HOLMES
... his book published
* * *
"Life and Morals," a new book
which analyzes present day eco-
nomic and social problems from
the biological and scientific point
of view, has been published by
Prof. S. J. Holmes, a former mem-
ber of the University zoology de-
The book treats the modern na-
tion as a new kind of organism
which has developed a good many
internal disorders that will re-
quire much doctoring to enable it
to function well.
Holmes is also the author of
some dozen books dealing with the
subjects of animal intelligence, be-
havior and biology, racial evolu-
tionary trends, human penticis,
sociology, and education.
He taught zoology at Michigan
from 1899 to 1905, and has been a
Professor Emeritus of Zoology at
the University of California since
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Attend the-study class now being conducted
Wednesday evenings at 8:00 P.M.
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Alexander Brailowsky, Russian
pianist. will p'esent the fifth and
last concert in the University Mu-
sical Society's Extra Concert Se-
,ies at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow at. Hill
Beethoven's "Appassionata" So-
nata in F minor will be featured in
the concert, which opens with the
Busoni arrangement of Bach's
Toccata and Fugue in D minor,
and Scarlatti's Sonata in A ma-
A selection of Chopin pieces will
follow, including: Fanatsy-Im-
promptu; Ballade in G minor:
Nocturne on F slarp major; Waltz
in E flat major; and Polonaise in
A flat major.
After an intermission. Brailow-
sky will play: La plus que lente 1 '
Debussy; Ravel's Toccata;tIm-
promptu in F minor by Faure; and
Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6.
Tickets for the concert are on
sale at the offices of the Univer-
sity Musical Society in Burton
Brailowsky won distinction as an
interpreter of Chopin recently
when he presented his famous
Chopin cycle of six concerts in one
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