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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 195W

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

TXR ACTORS, TRUCKS JOIN CHASE:M
'U Leaf Crew Tackles Annual Raking Operation
E

By VERNON EMERSON
Thousands of trees, tons of
leaves, a brisk fall wind, and the
University leaf raking crew can
begin iasing dead foliage around
campus.
"It generally takes 15 men
equipped with trucks, rakes, and
tractor powered sweepers and
shredders to collect the leaves and
haul them away," according to
Sam Wylie, University grounds su-
perintendent.
BUT NOT all leaves are carted
off: some are pulverized.
The shredding machine gathers
up the leaves by means of fans,
hammers them into dust, and
spreads the dust on the ground
for fertilizer.
But even the leaves that are
raked up are saved for further
use. Wylie explained that the
leaves are taken to a cen-
tral dumping spotwhere they are
allowed to rot for a couple of
years and then used as humus for
spring planting.
"We even have the city turn all
of their leaf collections over to
us. Nothing is wasted," he said.
THE RAKING crew doesn't be-
gin its three to four week task un-
Michigan Band
Featured In
Today's 'Life'
Michigan's Marching Band pa-
rades across eight pages of today's
issue of Life magazine.
This colorful musical organiza-
tion which traditionally provides
entertainment at University foot-
ball games is featured in a pic-
ture-story spread in the well-
known publication.
THIS IS the second time within
a year that the University has been
represented on the pages of Life
magazine. Last spring, the Univer-
sity medical school was the sub-
lect of a feature article.
Photographer Alfred Eisen-
staedt shot most of the pictures
for the band article here at the
University stadium last May.
During- the Army - Michigan
game Oct. 14 he snapped some
more shots to round out the ar-
ticle.
The University Marching Band
"steps fastest and plays best of th
college outfits that provide music
and spectacle on football fields,"
according to Life.
".
THE BAND, the-article conti-
nues, under its "ace" bandmaster
Prof. William D. Revelli, is "con-
sidered by many to be the most
*musicianly, in the United States."
Only a few minutes are taken
for each show, Life explains,
"But while it lasts, it is certainly
something to see."
Prof. Revelli, commenting on
the Life article, said, "I was very
pleased that they mentioned the
band's musical qualifications, as
well as their marching ability.
Many bands can march, but not
play; we are proud here that we
can do both."
SRA To Sponsor
"Pumpkin Panic"
The Student Religious Associa-
tion Inter-Guild will sporsor a
party, Pumpkin Panic, to be held
8:30 p.m. to midnight today at the
First Presbyterian Church.
Square dancing will highlight
the evening's activities, according
to Ed Lokker, Inter-Guild coordi-
nator for the party. Dean Ivan
Parker, head of orientation and
scholarships, will call for the
square dancing.

U.S. Needs
Socialism
Says Author
An expanded program of publiic
ownership of industry is necessary
to overcome many of our gross
economic ills, according to Harry
W. Laidler of New York, head of
the League of Industrial Demo-
cracy and author of several works
on Socialism.
Laidler, speaking yesterday at
Rackham Amphitheater under the
auspices of the economics depart-
ment, pointed out that since the
founding of our government,
there" has been a trend toward
more public enterprise.
* * *,
"HOWEVER, every change in
this direction has been accom-
panied by public hysteria and the
cry that our liberty was being
endangered," Laidler continued.
"Nationalization of the basic
industries would result in more
democracy rather than less,"
Laidler 'stated.
"With socializedbindustry, the
people would be able to directly
control the large corporations
which play an important part in
our economy.
"But for socialization to work
effectively, it is essential that only
very high caliber public servants
be empoyed," Laidler warned.
"It would probably be necessary
to make a general revision up-
wards of civil service pay scales
and in other ways improve work-
ing conditions in the government
to make the jobs attractive enough
to interest the best people," Laid-
ler concluded.

Students can learn how to set
a dislocated shoulder, avoid exces-
sive use of tobacco and construct
a wooden leg from descriptions in a
collection of rare 15th and 16th
Century medical books now on dis-
play in the General Library.
Ambrose Perry, an early doctor,
writing from London in 1634 de-
scribed the manner of setting a
dislocated shoulder.
* * S
"SOMEONE OF competent
strength and height shall put the
sharp part of the top of his shoul-
der under the patient's arm pit,
and also at the same time some-
what violently draw his arm to-
ward his own brast, so that the
patient's whole body many (as it
were) hang thereby."
Meanwhile another person
should hang on the other shoul-

der of the patient, at the same
time violently shaking his body.
Perry guaranteed that this met-
hod should set a dislocated
shoulder.
Another method described by
Perry is to have the patient lie on
his back. Two men should be plac-
ed at the patient's head, one at
each shoulder. One of the men
should hoop a towel under the arm
pit of the dislocated shoulder and
pull on the two ends, while a third
man sits at the patient's side fac-
ing him. He puts his heel in the
patient's arm pit and pulls violent-
ly on his arm.
All these movements are ade-
quately demonstrated in an illus-
tration printed from wood cuts.
* * *
Included among the other rare
books is "Index of Instruments"

by Ambrois, a 16th Century phy-
sician. The book describes con-
struction and procedure for fasten-
ing a wooden leg to the stump.
Another volume written by an
early American doctor gives an
"Account of the Foxglove and
Some of its Medical Uses With
Practical Remarks on Dropsy."
Back in 1521 Galen was the ac-
cepted authority on anatomy. A
book by Mordino was used as a
supplement for anatomical study.
If anyone wanted to record new
facts concerning anatomy, he sim-
ply re-edited Mondino adding his
own ideas in a form of commen-
tary. A volume of Mondino's is
also being exhibited.
Dr. Venner of London considered
the use of tobacco-a problem only
52 years after it had been intro-
duced in England in 1585.

Library Displays Rare Medical Books

Ann Arbor Red Feather Quota
Running Ahead of Schedule

AUTUMN PASTIME-University Plant Department workmen tackle an inevitable October job as
they man the rakes and try to clear off the University's walks and lawns. Shedding trees have
recently been providing a crackly underfooting for students trudging to and from class across the
Diag and the lawns of the campus.

" * *

C I

til most of the leaves have fallen
so that the campus has to be cov-
ered only once. "Of course, if the
leaves fall slowly we run into trou-
ble and may have to go over the
grounds two or three times."
The clean-up starts early
around hedges and wooden
buildings to keep the fire hazard
at a minimum. Wylie noted that
occasionally a stray cigaret sets
fire to the leaves and burns out
a hedge.
Working as a unit the raking
crew begins as soon as the leaves
have lost the morning dew's damp-
ness. They are gathered into can-
vas tarpaulins to await haul away
trucks.
Whenever possible sweeping ma-
chines attached to tractors are
used to gather the leaves.
Generally crews cover five or
six acres a day. Sometimes the go-
ing is slow, though. As one raking
expert said, "You get the things
in one place and the next thing
you know they're over on the next
block."
Millikan Will
SpeakSunday
Robert A. Millikan, atomic phy-
sicist, will speak on "Religion, A
Vital Pillar of Civilization," at
10:45 a.m. Sunday at the First
Methodist Church morning wor-
ship service.
He will also be guest speaker on
a similar topic at 6:30 p.m. Sunday
at the Wesley Foundation. He is
the second lecturer to appear here
for the 1950-51 Henry Loud Lec-
ture series, sponsored by the
Foundation.
Millikan was awarded the Nobel
Prize in 1923 for his achievements
in experiments establishing the
electrical nature of the electron.
Honorary To Hold
Annual Banquet
The University chapter of Scab-
bard and Blade, national honorary
military society, will hold its an-
nual banquet at 7:30 p.m. today
at the Union.
In addition to feting recently
elected members, the banquet will
honor the three newly appointed
chairmen of the University ROTC
units. They are Col. William B.
McKean, Marine Corp.; Lt.
Colonel William Todd, Air Corp.;
and Col. Charles Wiegand of the
Army ROTC.
Prof. Harry C. Carver of the
mathematics department will
speak at the banquet.

WSSF To Hold Area Meeting;
25 Schools Will Be Represented

Students from 25 schools in
Michigan and Upper Ohio will
meet at the World Students Ser-
vice Fund Area Conference from
9 a.m .to 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at
the League.
Wilmer J. Kitchen, executive
secretary of WSSF, who has just
returned from a tour of WSSF
supported student projects in Asia
and Europe, will speak at the
morning session.
Frank G. Sulewski, new regional
secretary of WSSF for the central

region, will also address the stu-
dents. He will present his "Report
on the Region, with an Eye to the
Future."
Bush Olmsted, Lane Hall staff
assistant formerly with World Stu-
dent Relief in Germany, will lead
the session on the displaced per-
sons and refugee aid program.
Brief reports from the individual
schools on the successful aspects
of their WSSF programs will be
presented in the afternoon session.

The Community Chest is being
filled ahead of schedule.
After only three days of the
two week Red Feather drive Ann
Arbor has already raised over 26
percent of its $136,000 goal, ac-
cording to the latest tabulations.
* * *
TOPPING the divisions in per-
centage of their quota already in
were the industrial corporations
with about 53 percent of their goal.
The University's quota too,
was well on its way toward being
met, with Prof. Edward B. Ham,
chairman of the campus opera-
tion, reporting contributions

amounting to over 20 bereent of
the University goal.
Despite the pleasant outlook
thus far,, some drive volunteers
have expressed doubt over the
campaign achieving its goal.
"People just don't have the mo-
ney this year," one man explained.
"These quotas are based on what
they gave last year but they all
say they .can't afford to give as
much now."
Another businessman,. more op-
timistic, noted that "people always
complain that way, but they will
meet the needs of the community
despite the difficulties."

Union To Hold
RadioMixer
The Union will present a listen-
ing party-mixer from 2 to 5 p.m.
tomorrow in the north lounge.
"It's an attempt to enliven a
Saturday blanked by the Big Ten
television ban," according to Rafee
Johns, '52 Union councilman.
There will be dancing to records,
and a blackboard diagraming of
plays as they come over the ra-
dio, he added.
1950-51
LECTURE COURSE
presents

DAILY OFFICIAL B

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B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation:
Friday evening services, 7:45 p.-
m., Lane Hall; followed by talk on
"What Next in Korea" by Prof.
Frank Huntley; Saturday morning
services, 9:30 a.m., Lane Hall.
University Museums Program
for Friday Evening: "Homes and
Customs of Little-Known Peoples
of the Western Hemisphere."
Three films: "Cross Section of
Guatemala," "SouthAmerica," and
"West Indies," 7:30 p.m., Kellogg
Auditorium.
In the fourth floor exhibit hail
of the Museums building is a table
and clothing; in the fourth floor
corridor are four cases showing
Seasonal Activities of the Chippe-
wa Indians of Northern Michigan;
and in the second floor exhibit
hall are numerous artifacts illus-
trating Indian Cultures of the
Middle West.
Visitors' Night, Department of
Astronomy: 7:30 to 10 p.m.,
Angell Hall. Short illustrated
talk, by Dr. D. B. McLaugh-
lin on "The Face of the Moon" in
room 3017, following which the
Angell Hall Student Observatory,
fifth floor, will be open for ob-
servation of the Moon, Pleiades,
and Jupiter. If the sky is not clear,
the observatory will be open for
inspection of the telescopes and
planetarium. Children must be ac-
companied by adults.

Fall Frolic: Varsity, Concert,
and Marching Bands Mixer. 9-12
midnight, League Ballroom.
International Radio Round Ta-
ble: Auspices of International
Center and WUOM. Discussions
are held every Friday at 2:30 p.m.
on WUOM. The same programs
are broadcast on the Voice of Am-
erica to foreign countries. Sub-
ject for today's discussion:
"American Woman."
Students interested in partici-
pating in the programs may con-
tact Hiru Shah, Moderator of the
Roundtable, 2-1644 or Charles Ar-
nade, Organizer of the Program,
International Center.
German Coffee Hour: 3:15-4:30
p.m., League Cafeteria. Everyone
welcome.
IZFA: Executive meeting, 4:15
p.m., Union.
Coming Events
Newman Club: Latin-American
Party, Sat., Oct. 28, 8-12 midnight,
Chapel Clubrooms. Instruction,
entertainment. Catholic Latin-
American students and all inter-
ested invited.
Canterbury Club: Sat., Oct. 28,
7:15 a.m., Holy Communion fol-
lowed by Student Breakfast.
University of Michigan Soaring
Club: Flying at Washtenaw Coun-
ty Airport (Jackson Road), Sat.
and Sun., Oct. 28 and 29. For in-

ULLETIN
formation contact Jim Clark-
Ph. 38398.
Scalp and Blade: Organizational
meeting, I p.m., Sun., Oct. 29,
Room 3A, Union. Men residents of
Erie County, New York invited.
Hawaii Club: There will be no
regular business meeting today. A
short meeting at Saturday's din-
ner party.
Michigan Crib, the University
pre-legal society, will visit the Ann
Arbor courts on Saturday morn-
ing, Oct. 28. All those interested
are invited to go with us. Meet at
8:45 a.m. in front of the North
University Avenue entrance of the
League.
University Rifle Club: Meeting,
Wed., Nov. 1. Plan in advance to
attend. Election of vice president;
discussion of varsity status of the
team and awarding of letters this
year. Postal match with the Uni-
versity of Washington.

*I
... In Ann Arbor
508"East William St.

Wednesday, Nov. 1
8:30 P.M.
Hilarious aid Novel
"One Man Show"
Tickets 1.50, 1.20, 60c
(tax incl.)
Box Office Open
10 A.M. - 5 P.M.
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Reading Pleasure
Nonsense Alphabet-Edward Lear
$2.25
Big Book of Cowboys
$1.00
The Gray Nosed Kitten-Miran Mason
$2.00
Rose Bowl All American-
Paul Jackson
$2.50

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