FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1950
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Cocaine has been found superior
to novocaine as an anesthetic in
tonsillectomies, Dean Arthur C.
Furstenberg of the University
Medical School reported to a na-
tional meeting of eye, ear, nose
and throat specialists yesterday
Dr. Furstenberg presented an
evaluation of the drug before the
55th annual meeting of the Ameri-
can Academy of Opthmalogy and
THE EFFECTS or cocains anes-
thesia, which was condemned in
the middle 1920's as being unsafe,
were studied by Dr. Furstenberg,
Lauren Woods, instructor in phar-
macology, and Dr. John E. Magiel-
ski, veteran resident in otolaryn-
gology at University Hospital.
In a review of 20,000 tonsillec-
tomy cases covering a 40-year per-
iod from 1910 to 1950, the doctors
found that local injections of co-
caine in each tonsil had the fol-
lowing results: 1) much quicker
action; 2) a higher percentage of
effectiveness; and 3) fewer sites
of injection required.
Use of cocaine anesthesia in sur-
gical removal of tonsils permits
the doctor to begin to operate im-
mediately following injection, Dr.
Furstenberg pointed out, whereas
use of novocaine requires a wait-
ing period of up to 30 minutes in
some cases, he said.
In soine cases, novocane will
not effectively anesthetize a pa-
tient, and use of cocaine reduces
these cases to a minimum, he de-
On the basis of the study of
cocaine action conducted at Uni-
versity Hospital and St. Joseph's
Mercy Hospital, Dr. Furstenberg
claimed that condemnation of the
drug in tonsillectomies was niot
He said that the possible ill ef-
fects of the drug do not consti-
tute any danger when given barbi-
turates (anti-convulsive com-
pounds) the night before and the
morning of the operation to in-
sure against undesirable effects.
On Fungi in Print
The National Research Council
of Canada has recently published
a .new book on Canadian Fungi
by Prof. Lewis B. Wehmeyer, of
the botany department.
Entitled "The Fungi of New
Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince
Edward Island," the book is the
second in a series of Memoirs of
Today is the deadline for Gene-
ration contributions, according to
Managing Editor Louis Orlin,
They may be handed in at 2213
Angell Hall, or the 'Ensian office
in the Student Publications Build-
YDA Elect McNeil
Don McNeil, Grad., was elected
vice-president of campus Young
Democrats by acclamation at a
YD meeting last night.
McNeil, a graduate student in
political science, is a former Daily
Cinema Guild To Show British Film
European Students Get
More Intellectual Training
House Petitions for Freedom
Scroll Drive Due Tomorrow
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The British film "Great Expec-
tations" will be presented tonight
by the Student Legislature's Cine-
ma Guild, which is co-sponsoring
it with the World Student's Ser-
An academy-award winner, the,
motion picture will be shown at
7:30 and 9 p.m. today and tomor-
row at Hill Auditorium.
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CERTAIN organizational diffi-
culties had plagued the Guild
earlier this semester, when it was
found that no one on campus was
familiar with the technicalities of
the Guild, Dick Krauss, student
manager of the Cinema Guild,
"When the SL took over the
Art Cinema League last semes-
ter," Krauss said, "it had twt
faculty advisers. The difficulty
this fall started when the two
advisers could not be found."
One of the advisers, Prof. Rich-
ard Boys, of the English depart-
ment, is on sabbatical leave; and
the other, Prof. Otto Graf, ofI
the German department, has been
drafted, Krauss explained. Also,
all the students who had been
connected with the League last
semester have graduated.
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"IN SPITE OF this handicap,"
Krauss said, "a film was ordered,
and Hill Auditorium reserved."
Later, in searching for in-
formation about the Art Cinema
League, the name of the printer
who handled last year's posters
was found, and new advertise-
ments were turned over to him.
To complicate matters even
more, the film originally ordered
by the Guild was found to be un-
available, and a last minute
change had to be made.
* * *
AT PRESENT the Cinema Guild
is operated by a specially ap-
pointed board of the Student Leg-
islature, Krauss explained.
"All selections for co-sponsors
of Cinema Guild productions will
be made by the board," Krauss
said. "The board's choice of co-
sponsors will be based on the fi-
nancial need of the petitioning
organization,, and the extent in
which the group participates in
Today is the last day that stu-
dent organizations may petition
for co-sponsorships of Guild firms.
SRA To Meet
The electorate of SRA will hold
its annual fall meeting at Lane
Hall at 7:30 p.m. today.
At the meeting the group will
recommend :major program em-
phasis for the coming year. Chair-
men of departments within SRA
will report on their activities.
"European schools, in general,
give students more intellectual
training, and less character train-
ing than American schools," ac-
cording to Prof. Th. J. G. Locher,
visiting professor of modern Euro-
pean history from the University
of Leyden in the Netherlands.
"The Netherlands' schools es-
pecially emphasize languages,"
Prof. Locher said. "Because we
are surrounded by France and
Germany, with England only
across the channel, it is necessary
for us to learn the languages of
"AS A RESULT of the last war,
however, English has become more
important in the Netherlands than
either French or German," he as-
The educational system at
Leyden is quite different from
those of American colleges,
Prof. Locher said. One of the
main differences is that stu-
dents may receive a degree. at
the end of two or three years.
This degree, however is needed
in order to obtain a second more
"Another big difference is that
students may employ tutors
stead of attending classes,
then take their exams at the
of the year," he said.
PROF. LOCHER, who arrived
here only last month, found stu-
dent life at the university very
different from that at Leyden.
"The University of Leyden has
about 4,000 students, one-third, of
whom are women," he estimated.
About one-half of the men
students at Leyden belong to the
Leyden Students' Corps, he said.
He described this as a composite
social, intellectual, and sports
club with a "rough" initiation.
Women students have a similar
club, to which about nine-tenths
of the women student body belong.
The initiation, however, is not
quite as "rough," he added.
"But in contrast to American
colleges, Leyden has no super-
vision over women students," Prof.
Prof. Locher studied in Czecho-
slovakia under a Rockefeller
Foundation fellowship and re-
ceived both his PhD and his pro-
fessorship from- the University of
The Crusade for Freedom; Scroll,
which at last report had 1,300
signatures, cannot be signed after
5 p.m. tomorrow, Walt Oberreit,
'51, Student Legislator, has an-
House group petitions will not
be circulated after today, Ober-
reit said. They are due in the SL
office, Rm. 1025 Administration
Building, by noon tomorrow.
THE FREEDOM SCROLL, how-
ever, will be posted for signatures.
on a table at the main desk of
the Union until 5 p.m. tomorrow.,
These signatures along with
an estimated 50 million .on
scrolls circulated throughout
the nation will be collected and
sent to Berlin, Germany. On
Oct. 24, which has been pro-
claimed "United Nations Day"
all over the world, the school*
Wil be emulwein el
of the I*te arn iser l P.
whieh wiii be eiet d he
Signers of the :sII 1- irtm
their faith in the sacisng i
diginity of the: indivdal a
the belief that l1 men, ie.
right to be free. They dee 'ib Y
themselves to resist
and tyranny Wherever thet -
National chainras tl he
Freedom ifl 4g rl".1
cius Clay. Locally Ires. Alininh r
G. ftuthven ,j semenber .1 e
Michigan. committee.' Re h'a
urged all UniversItyscteidmst s
add, their names to- the aerolk
Scrolls have been dbtrlbuM to.
all- drmitories, or'tieds:?t r9
nitiet and other organised ;e e
groups. They mayaI -be e
at the 9d booth eii the I g
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SUNDAY NIGHT - -AMATEUR NIGHT
Members and Guests invited
Hall Rentals, Banquets,, etc. - 214 lest LiIy St. - # eee-
FIRST TICKET-Walter Oberreit, '51, member of the Student
Legislature's board governing the Art Cinema Guild buys the
first ticket to the GuiV!'s f "" - Tneetation."
Men interested in working on
the staff of the Union will have a
chance to learn about its commit-
tees' and functions at a tryout
smoker at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Rm.
3-B of the Union.
Union president Jerry Mehlman,
'51, will explain the organization
of the Union and what the chances
for advancement to the Junior
executive council and senior of-
"Interested students may select
the committee they wish to work
on," according to Jim Moran, '52,
chairman of the smoker. Refresh-
ments will be served.
To Be Debated
An international debate on the
question of women's rights will
be held at the first speech assem-
bly at 4 p.m. Wed. in Rackham
The debate, which is open to
the public, will team up two Brit-
ish university student debaters
with two University debaters.
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