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° Ur,.gDAT. NOMM 220 1948

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Goiter in Mother Stunts
Mental Growth of Child

Ten out of one hundred mental-
ly afflicted people need not have
been-if their mothers had eaten
food with more iodine in it.
Dr. Q. P. Kimball of Cleveland,
speaking before the School of Pub-
lic Health asembly here yester-
day, said that mothers suffering
from simple goiter resulting from
a lack of iodine may give birth to
children who are feeble-minded,
deaf mutes or stunted in develop-
THE MOTHER'S disease, caused
by a lack of natural iodine in the
Campus UWF
To Hold Round
Ta ble Today
The University chapter of Unit-
ed World Federalists will hold a
round table on "International Jus-
tice in a World Federation" at
7:30 p.m. today in Rm. 3-D of
the Union.
The topic will be divided into
four different sections for discus-
sion. Prof. Lawrence Preuss of
the political science department
will discuss the history of inter-
national tribunals up to the pres-
Iawin Robinson, president of the
campus UWF, will discuss the his-
tory of international law.
Don Nuechterlein, a political
science student, will argue that a
world court to deal with internal
disputes is impossible.
Speaking in opposition will be
Dr. Holbrooke Seltzer of Univer-
sity Hospital. His talk will em-
phasize that a world court with
jurisdiction over internal disputes
must and can be made possible.
Heidt Winner
Plays to Nation
University sophomore Alexander
F. Popp, who won first place for
his piano playing at the Horace
Heidt show here, appeared on the
national talent hunt broadcast in
Detroit Sunday night.
Popp, who lives at 2133 Brock-
man Blvd., Ann Arbor, played his
own arrangement of "Rhapsody in
Blue" on both programs.
Second-place winner Saturday
was nine-year-old Clifford Doehr-
ing of Ferndale, whose song-and-
dance act netted him a $10 prize.
Under the auspices of the Uni-
versity Men's Glee Club, "The Elk-
airs," local barbershop quartet,
copped third place.

soils and water supplying the vege-
tables she eats, is called endemic,
or environmental, goiter.
Ten per cent of mental cases
result from mothers' goiter, he
"This is primarily a food defi-
ciency disease," Dr. Kimball said.
"The food deficiency is iodine."
Endemic goiter is much more
than just a lump in the neck, he
declared. Iodine deficiency does
not always lead to an enlarged
thyroid gland, but it does disturb
the activity of the gland, which
controls many of the functions of
the body.
IF A CHILD is born with a nor-
mal thyroid but develops an iodine
lack because of his food, his
growth may stop at puberty or be-
fore, Dr. Kimball said.
"The use of iodized salt will
avoid these complications," the
doctor stressed. "Iodized salt
is not a medicine, but a natural
salt. We are only putting back
the amount of iodine lost in re-
fining the salt.
Experimentsat Ohio State Uni-
versity and the Michigan State
Agricultural College have proved
that there is absolutely no harm-
ful effect in using iodized salt for
canning, he reported.
** *
DESPITE the fact that iodized
salt is available, cases of iodine
lack continue to develop. Since
1936 there has been a tendency on
the part of the public to go back
to using salt without iodine, the
doctor said.
Brown Interview
To l Broadcast
An interview with John Mason
Brown, New York drama crtic who
recently lectured here on campus,
will be featured on this week's
campus news program at 4 p.m. to-
morrow over stations WUOM-FM
and WPAG-AM.
Interviewed by E. G. Burrows,
Brown will describe amusing ex-
periences he has had as a drama
critics as well as his experiences
in radio and television. He will
also compare a group of American
and foreign films and discuss his
column in the Saturday Review of
Historic Bikes
DETROIT, Mich.-The first bi-
cycle was built by Ernest Michaux,
a French locksmith in 1855.
The bicycle industry developed
rapidly with the concoction of an
item ten years later, which was
appropriately called a "Boneshak-
er." Its pedals were on the front

To I ntervew
Dan. Dworsky
On AirToday
Thanksgiving Sketch,
Drama, To Be Given
Dan Dworsky will be interviewed
on the "Michigan Journal of the
Air" at 5 p.m. today over station
Station WHRV will rebroadcast
the program at 7:30 p.m.
"Journal" will be a special Thanks-
giving sketch and an interview
with a number of the Beauk Arts
Ball committee.
Today's "Journal" was writ-
ten by Robert Hauke, Tom Saw-
yer, Shirley Loeblich and Lee
O'Conner. The cast, under the
direction of John Rich, will in-
clude Margaret Pell, Pollee
Thompson, Al Samborn, Donald
Hill and Ed Pfluke.
At 7:45 p.m., the "Workshop
Drama" will present "You Can't
Tell About Sleepyturtles," an orig-
inal script by Josh Roach.
of a little polio-stricken boy who
believed in an imaginary sleepy
turtle, the play is under the direc-
tion of Merrill McClatchey.
Included in the cast will be Jack
Jensen, Betty Jane Holton, Betty
Fuller, Lucille Waldorf, Richard
Linden and Bob White.
Cam pus
University Symphony Orchestra
-8:30 p.n., Hill Auditorium.
New Graduate Student Council
-7:30 p.m. East Lecture Room,
Rackh am
Club Europa-8:15 p.m. Inter-
national Center.
Winter Carnival-ski toboggan-
ing committee 7 p.m. Rm. 3-K
Michigan Theatre - "Sorry,
Wrong Number."
State Theatre-"Mr. Blandings
Builds his Dream House."
Whitney Theatre-"The Corsi-
can Brothers" and "South of Pago-
Weurth Theatre-"Winter Meet-
ing" and "The Upturned Glass."
Geology Medal Winner
Cloos To Speak Tuesday
Prof. Hans Cloos, winner of the
Penrose Medal for his contribu-
tions to geology, will speak at 4:15
p.m. Tuesday, in Rackham As-
sembly Hall.
Sponsored by the Departments
of Minerology and Geology, Cloos
will talk on "Granitization and
Structural Behavior of Igneous
The world famed German geol-
ogist has been a leader in the
study of intrusive rock bodies-
rocks which in a molten state "in-
truded" in cracks and ledges of
other earth formations and har-

Exhibit Photos
Of 'U' Campus
At WestQuad
Photographs of campus scenes
ranging from character studies
to panoramas, entries in a West
Quadrangle Camera Club closed
contest, are on display to the pub-
lic through Friday.
Exhibited in the corridor lead-
ing to the quad's main lounge, the
32 photographs will be judged and
prizes awarded at 7 p.m. today.
The judges are Prof. David
Reider, of the architecture school;
Philip Davis, design instructor in
the architecture school; and Ed-
win Young, photography instruc-
tor in the civil engineering depart-
The entries are to be judged
primarily on their composition,
with such factors as technical per-
fection and general interest also
being considered.
Peter Mann, president of the
club, announced that the display
constitutes the first of several pho-
tograph salons planned for this
Professor Bitten
In Canine Battle
Prof. F. H. Test of the zoology
department got some "first-hand,"
unplanned information on the ca-
nine species Sunday.
When Prof. Test tried to sep-
arate two of his dogs which had
been fighting, he was bitten on the
hand. He was treated at St. Jo-
seph's clinic. The dogs have had
rabies shots.

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You're Right!
AYE, the popularity of Norman Mail-
er's book, "The Naked and the Dead,"
has eVen swept across Scotland. 'Tis
only right that this has been the "book
of the month" for the last one hundred


QUEEN'S SAILING DELAYED-The linef Queen Elizabeth lays
at her berth in Southampton, England, after sailing with 1,600
passengers was cancelled. Crewmen of the vessel went on strike
in sympathy with American East Coast longshoremen. The Cunard
Line, owners of the Queen Elizabeth, announced that the ship
would be unable to sail as scheduled.
Balloons Enlisted by 'Ensian
As Aids in Sales Campaign

and twenty days.

Aye, it would in-

deed make a bonnie Christmas gift for
some lassie or laddie.



The lamp post on the Diag is
bearing strange fruit today in the
form of bright yellow balloons
urging students to "Buy the '49
The balloons are part of the cur-
rent sales campaign the 'Ensian
business staff is conducting. Agile
members of the stafl worked yes-
terday to anchor I ite Bailonsin I
TODAY'S EFORi' narks the
second time that the undaunted
'Ensian staff has used helium-
filled balloons for publicity. An
aura of uncertainty still surrounds
their first attempt..
Four days ago the business
staff of the 'Ensian released a
helium-inflated balloon into the
wind. Attached to it, in a
weighted package, was a paper
entitling the bearer to a free
According to the business staff's
figuring, when the balloon had
floated high enough, the helium
would expand and burst it, causing
the package to descend to earth.
BUT SO FAR no one has report-
ed finding the balloon's remains,
City Beat
The local turkey situation is
pretty good this Thanksgiving, it
seems, except for high costs.
With prices which range from 59
to 78 cents per pound, averaging
10 cents higher than last year.
Ann Arbor residents areassured
a plentiful supply of the tradi-
tional birds.
The argument over where the
county's new courthouse will
stand went on furiously as
George Hurrell of the County
Planning Commission proposed
locating the structure at the
County Fairgrounds out beyond
the Stadium on Jackson Ave.
Mayor William E. Brown, Jr.,
has already indicated his strong
opposition to building the new
courthouse outside the city.
* *x*v
The city took in $8,177.80 in Oc-
tober for use of its parking fa-
cilities and meters. This yielded a
"net profit" of more than $4,000
after payment of costs and capital
earnings on our
kobn s savings
Ask about it

and it may still be circling around
Ann Arbor.
So the 'Ensian is making an-
other try today-with a new im-
portation of helium from De-
In fact, the staffers lay proud
claim to having the only supply of
helium in the entire city of Ann
Arbor. They brought the feather-
weight gas to town for today's
stunt-at a cost of $30 a tank.
U.S. Political
Machines' End
Seen by Boss
BOSTON-(IP) -Mayor James
Michael Curley, one of the last of
the so-called oldtime political
bosses still in power, says political
machines in America are doomed.
At 74 the veteran mayor sees a
new era ahead-and he intends to
be- part of it.
"The people," he says, "are bet-
ter educated in the science of
government-politics, if you say-
than ever before. Winning elec-
tions with only money and ma-
chine organizations is a thing of
the past."
I *
PRESIDENT Truman's re-elec-
tion, Curley says, is a good exam-
ple of what he means.
"Truman won," he says, "by tak-
ing his case direct to the people
and convincing them he was right.
He did this in spite of a division
in his own party and even though
some members of his own Cabinet
felt he couldn't succeed."
Hopping on the Truman band-
wagon early, Curley supported
the President at Philadelphia
and campaigned vigorously for
For a half-century Curley has
been a stormy figure in Massachu-
setts politics-as mayor or Bos-
ton, congressman, governor and
Democratic national committee-
birthday, Curley made clear he
has no intention of retiring.
"I'll be around in politics for
another 25 years, God willing,"
he smiles.
Winding up his fourth four-year
term as mayor, Curley indicates
he'll seek re-election next year.
And, so far, there's been little talk
of much opposition.


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