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MTDAT MARH 1",13-1

Automobile 'Accident' Goes Off According to Plan

Space Research Creates
Illusion of More Room

GOING, GOING-Victim of staged accident falls for the camera
as part of a movie sequence to be presented to law students for
test case.j


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Reporters Beat Car to Scene
Of Smash-up for Film 'Case'
Most newspapers take great pride in having their reporters on the
scene of an accident minutes after it happens.
But there was a striking reversal cf this situation early last Sun-
day morning when a Daily reporter and photographer waited con-
fidently on the corner of Monroe and Oakland for an accident they
knew would happen.
They watched with casual interest as a young man, waving to
some of his friends, stepped carelessly out onto Monroe. And they
sighed resignedly as a sleek, black car came racing down the street, hit
the young man and hurled him to the pavement.
News As It Happened
Minutes later, before the police and an ambulance had arrived,
the photographer had taken his last picture and the reporter was
completing his notes. Even before the blanket-covered body had been
placed in the ambulance, the news story, complete with pictures, was
on the way to The Daily.
But fortunately for the "victim," the "accident" had been sched-
uled, planned, and carefully photographed by Profs. Charles Joiner
and Allan Smith of the Law School, Dr. Hugh Norton of the speech
department, and Mr. Ford Lemler, suspervisor of the Audio-Visual
Education Center.
The excited spectators and the occupants of the car were dramatic
students in the speech department, while the police and the ambu-
lance crew lent authenticity to the undertaking by their presence.
Movie Trained Lawyers
The movies taken of this staged accident will be used to train per-
spective lawyers in trying lawsuits, according to Prof. Joiner. The films
will be shown to certain designated witnesses and the lawyers will
have to piece together their cases entirely from the "eyewitness" ac-
counts of the accident.
Prof. Joiner mentioned that this method of using films is a new
one and that the University of Michigan is pioneering with it.
Another use of the films will be to enable the dramatic students
to detect flaws in their performances, according to Dr. Norton. But the
fact that the performances were realistic enough was established by
the horrified expressions on the faces of passers-by.
Especially acclaimed for their stellar work were Stuart Edmonds
'49, who effectively played the part of the victim, and a huge Great
Dane which practically stole the scene by jumping back and forth
over Edmonds as he lay prostrate on the ice covered street.
Boarding Mothers Needed,
Institute Head Declares

Sexes Battle Over Question
Of Advanced Notice for Dates

It's leap year in Ann Arbor, but
the men are still doing the asking
when it comes to dates-and a
week in advance at that.
A Daily survey entitled "Dating;
Prejudices in the Michigan Male!
and Female" emphasizes mascu-
line distaste and coed support for
the "long term" policy for mak-
ing dates.
The opinions show that the
women would like one week's no-
ISA-Monte Carlo Party, 8-12
p.m. Saturday; Rackham Assem-
bly Hall. Remaining tickets avail-
able at the door.
People's Songs - Ann Arbor
Chapter-organizational meeting,
8 p .m., Union.
Barristers -Luncheon - "Law
Practise before Administrative
Tribunals," S. B. White, chair-
man of Michigan Public Service
Commission; Union.
Opera-"Dido and Aeneas" and
"The Telephone"; > p.m. Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre.
Michigan Theatre-"The Lost
Monient"; at 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 p.m.
State Theatre - "The Adven-
turess"; at 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 p.m.

GONE--Dramna students from the Speech Department crowd
around blanket-wrapped 'victim' as witnesses in the well-planned
automobile accident which will train future "ambulance-chasers."

Think of the difference between
living in a room enclosed by four
glass walls or within four wooden
This is an example of the psy-
cliologvical effect of space in a
building, one of the problems con-
fronting the students in IWof.
George Brigham's architectural
design class.
It's called space research, for an
architect is unique in that he deals
with the design of space within
buildings. This psychological ef-
fect of space is affected chiefly by
its arrangement and the materials
used-glass, wood, concrete.
All Sides
But the architect does not ig-
nore the physical requirements of

tice for a date, but that the men
give in grudgingly.
Rmalistic Approach
Said petite defendant Doris
Teohey, "What else can they ex-
pect when the ratio's three to-
one? It's not that we don't want to
go out wtih the late callers, but
the fellows would be the first to
complain if we started breaking
Old-timer Mim Levy, veteran of
the manless campus of World War
II, could remember when "we had
to call the fellows two weeks in
advance, and even then they stood
us up."
"I feel sorry for the boys," she
said, "but it's nice to know in ad-
vance what you're going to be do-
Male View;
The men were quick to attackj
the policy.
Civil engineer Dick Stoll de-
clares, "It all depends on how long
you've known the girl. The more
dates you've had, the later you
can wait."
One embittered but unidentified
male snorted, "Why should be
girls be pampered just because
there happens to be a woman
shortage here?"
The survey shows that the old
law of supply and demand is still
in effect. Although the two sexes
may argue on week days, no solu-
tion has yet been found, and on
date nights the battle between the
sexes subsides. -



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(EDITOR'S NOTE: This Is the con-
cluding part of an interview with
staff members of The Michigan Child-
ren's Institute here in Ann Arbor.)
Daily Special Writer
More good boarding mothers
whose goal is not financial gain,
but the companionship and joy
of seeing children grow up are
needed by the Michigan Children's
Institute, according to Supervisor
Albert E. Ball.
The money given foster mothers
merely covers the cost of feeding
the child, ignoring the time, work
and affection the child receives
in his part-time home, Ball de-
A great deal of selectivity is ex-
ercised. Requests are met regard-
ing age and sex, religion and na-
tionality, Dr. Ball pointed out.
Personal Interviews
"We talk with;the foster par-
ents and find out why .they want
to board children. There are many
reasons: It may be a symptom of
an unhappy domestic situation;
there may be a need for taking
care of somebody else," he said.
One of the workers will make
a i call at the home to find out
about family routine and to see
if the child willE be helped emo-
On to College
Some children have gone on
into college, frequently supported
by their foster parents. A gifted
Project Views
Flint Curricula
Courses taught in Flint public
schools are being studied this year
in a cooperative curriculum proj-
ect sponsored by the University,
the Flint Board of Education, and
the Mott Foundation.
Prof. Fred G. Walcott and Prof.
Max G. Wingo of the School of
Education are taking part in the
study. They have also organized a
supplementary course for Flint
teachers and administrators, "Pro-
fessional Growth of Teachers."
The survey now being conducted
will outline areas of instruction
not now adequately covered in
Flint schools and it will also dis-
cover subjects which can be elim-

child may be given lessons in a!
field for which he shows talent
such as music.
"Regarding our social workers,
we feel that because our approach
is so much on an individual basis,
we need people who are highly
skilled to meet the variety of per-
sonalities," Mr. Ball said.
College degrees with training in
social work are required. The work+
of the foster parents is done un-
der the guidance of counsellors
who visit the homes at least once1
a month, oftener if necessary.I
They help the parents understand
the problems the children present.+
Story of Mildred
The story of Mildred illustrates
the work of the Institute. She
was 9 years old, the youngest of
five girls. Her father had died of
tuberculosis. The mother, who
hated her first husband, remar-
Because the mother's resent-
ment against her first husband
was so strong, she identified Mild-
red with him. The child was kept
from school; she took her meals
alone and was not allowed to
play with anyone except her three-
old half brother.
After being committed to
the Michigan Children's Tnstitute,
Mildred was placed in a foster
home where the mother had been
a nurse. Within a short time she
came up to her regular grade level
and is at present leading the life
of a normal child.

Repeated for
Detroit Go-
"Dido and Aeneas," currently on
the bill at Lydia Mendelssohn,
will make a one-night stand in
Detroit next Wednesday.
The opera will be performed as
part of a concert program spon-
sored by the Collegium Musicum
of the University, an informal
music group devoted to the play-
ing of lesser-known works. The
concert, which will be held at 8:30
p.m. in the Rackham Building,
will also feature playing of music
for chamber orchestra and brass
The concert will be the third in
a series of "five concerts of un-
usual chamber music," jointly pre-.
sented by the University Exten-
sion Service and the Collegium
Mu~icum, with the Detroit Music
The original cast of "Dido and
Aeneas," including Bonnie Elms,
Arlene Sollenberger, Norma Heyde,
Gloria Gonan, Cohleen Jensen,
Harriet Boden, Doris Kays, Jack
Jensen, and Donald Price, will be
on stage for the performance.
Fraternity Elects
Officer-S foi- Termr
Phi Kappa Tau, national social
fraternity, recently elected new
officers for the 1948 term.
The officers are as follows:
Daij Hegyan, president; Her-
bert Greene, vice-president; Ted
Noel, recording secretary; Don Mc-
Neil, corresponding secretary, and
Quentin Nesbitt, treasurer.
The Most Talked About
Pipe Mixture in America
Aromatic in
the pack ...
Aromatic in
te pipe
Iloliday also osi i 16 o
Lams & Broth er ompanyis m nud Vi rgini a

Feel swamped by solicitors?
Perennial student what-do-we-
have- to- give-to-this-time gripes
might be lessened if American
students were fully conscious of
the destination of their too often
reluctant contributions, according
to the latest World Student Serv-
ice Fund Newsletter.
In line with this idea, a letter
from a WSSF representative in

Greece to a

S-F- Aid Brings Thanks from
lIII GreekPhilosophyStudent

donor at Amherst

Checks being held for the fol-
lowing veterans at the Ann Arbor
Post Office will be returned to Co-
lumbus March 20; .Jack Bernard
Blank, David Buell, Charles J.
Burke, Richard F. Burke, Nancy L.
Clark, Jean S. Cooper, Susanne R.
Easterbrook, William Clifford
Fieldbinder, Robert Gerald Fish,
Harold R. Gladstone, Richard E.
Johnson, Robert S. Kelso, Nancy
Katherine Pearson, Irving Rosen,
Hewitt A. Schoonover, Clark S.
Slayman, Roman M. Szmanski,
Mervyn T. Walsh, Mitchell S.
Wasiura, Thomas John Wheatley
Jr., Kenneth S. Watanabe, Mark
Zeifert and Marvin M. Zelony.
Checks for the following veter-
ans will be returned to Columbus
March 22: Alvin Cohen, Irving Ed-
ward Germain, Louis W. Hamper
Jr., William A. Lewis, Harry C.
Rogers Jr., Henry Schmer, Philip
A. Shafer and Calvin R. Srock.

College, Massachusetts, who, had
sent a food parcel to be given
to a Greek student, is being cir-
culated by WSSF.
TB Victim
The Greek recipient of the food
parcel described in the letter, was
a girl named Evangelia, a student
of philosophy, slowly dying of tu-
Although she was in one of the
better hospitals after a serious op-
eration and several transfusions,
her recovery was halted through
the lack of proper food-at a min-
imum even under the best condi-
tions, the letter explained, and
emphasized the worth of the aid
given by the single package.
Said the letter: "The story of
Evangelia can be multiplied many
hundreds of times-not in detail,
but in seriousness. There are lit-
erally hundreds of tubercular stu-
dents without proper food, shel-
ter, or medical care. Hundreds
more have one meal each day con-
sisting of thin stew or soup and
a little bread. Many of the latter
frequently have nothing . . .
Deeply Grateful
"We are deeply grateful for your
package and for the interest be-
hind the package. Sometimes the
latteris even more valuable be-
cause it helps us to get through
some of the discouraging moments
when ,one feels as though the
weight of the whole world is on
a single pair of shoulders. Then
we stop and think that back in
the States there are those who
know and understand and are
plugging away."

the family nor the engnllee~ring
problems which involve streng:th
and structure. He must work on
both the physical and psychologi-
cal planes in order to create a suc-
cessful buildling!.
In addition, space research in-
volves techniques other than tllose
of the drawing board and t-square,
for a sociological approach is often
employed. Confronted with the
task of designing residential build-
ing, a study is made by the class of
the actual living requirements of
the family.
Most significant in planning the
house is the fact that the present-
day mother functions pra'lically
alone. And "functions" covers a
lot of ground-cooking, cleaning,
taking care of children. washing.
ironing, entertaining, and what-
ever else needs to be done.
Mother's Work
The problem is how to organize
Tepolmihotootnrthe mother's wtiorking space so she
can get her tasks dlone while keep-
ing an eye on the children. In most
houses today, the laundry is in the
basement, the children play in a
second-floor nursery and the
mother is isolated in a first-floor
Another problem facing a home
architect is designing a house for
both adults and children. Accord-
ing to Prof. Brigham, many homes
today are designed for only the
parents and the offsprings where
they can.
A design treating this diffi-
culty, would include two separate
living areas, both with independ-
ent routes to the kitchen for en-
tertaining purposes. Also, various
rooms like playrooms and large
nurseries flexible enough to grow
up with the children into studies
and separate bedrooms.
MYDA Protests
At an executive meeting Wed-
nesday night MYDA officials vot-
ed to send a letter to Mr. Spyros
Skouras protesting the release of
the film "Behind the Iron Cur-
The letter says that the picture
is based. on a 'thoroughly dis-
credited Canadian parliamentary
report," and that "such nationally
distributed publications as "Time"
and "Tr'ue Magazine" have had
to settle libel suits because of
having printed this report."
Broadcast from Center
"On Campus Doorsteps," Uni-
versity Broadcasting Service week-
ly interview series, will be broad-
cast 'from the office of Esson M.
Gale, director of the International
Center at 2:30 p.m. today over






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