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[ritRDAY NOVEM1iER 18, 1959 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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'PEDESTRIANS UNFAIR':
Frustrated Drivers Ask for Courtesy

'U' Psychiatrists Call
Dianetics Unscientific

By RON WATTS
Pedestrians should show a little
more courtesy to automobile driv-
ers, a survey of the driver-pedes-
trian situation has revaled.
That's the opinion of students,
bicycle riders, cab drivers and au-
to owners who carry on the daily
battle of machine against man.
* * *
AS ONE STUDENT put it, "The
students crossing streets just don't
give the drivers a break. Once they
get a barrier of humans across the
street, they never stop coming."
"It's no wonder that some
drivers mow you down when you
cross the street. They become so
frustrated, that they usually re-
sort to- tank-like tactics," Pete
Hall, '52, exclaimed.
"The worst offenders are those
women around the dorms on Ob-
servatory Street," a cab driver
muttered. "They come sailing out
of anywhere but the crosswalk,
never look either way and then
give me a dirty look when I hit
the horn."
* * *
"AUTOMOBILE DRIVERS have
reasons for treating the pedest-
rians as they do, but I can't un-
derstand the trouble they give bike
riders," Bob Lapham, '52, remark-
ed.
Lapham, who is one of the
pedal-pushers around campus
pointed to the large number of
bicycle-auto collisions. as evi-
dence of the precarious position
of bike riders.
Commenting on his past exper-
iences, ex-cab driver B. S. Brown,
Grad., declared that pedestrians
gave him the biggest trouble dur-
ing the summer months.
"To me, the greatest hazards.
were the girls who were on the
streets in sun suits," Brown re-
marked. "They certainly exposed
themselves to all types of dangers."
"I was never able to keep my
eyes on the road," he continued. "I!
guess the only solution is for them
to keep under cover."!

Dianetics, a new system for cur-
ing all mental illness, is unscien-
tific and harmful, though intrigu-
ing, according to several University
psychologists and psychiatrists.
Dianetics is a variety of self-
psychoanalysis which has been
perfected by L. Ron Hubbard. Its
"Bible" is "Dianetics: the Modern
Science of Mental Health," one of
the top five among non-fiction best
sellers.
* * *
HUBBARD'S elixir-like cure
claims to treat all psychosomatic
ills and mental abnormalities by
transforming the individual into
state of reverie.
Dianetics theory claims that
all of these mental ills begin in
an individual's pre-natal period,
stemming from "e n g r a m s,"
which are definite and perma-
nent traces left by a stimulus up-
on the tissue cells of the unborn
baby.
The reverie returns the indivi-
dual to the "engram" involved in
the illness.
DR. RALPH RABINOVITCH, of
the Neuro-psychiatric Institute,
said "The problem of emotional
disturbances does not lend itself to
any such gross over-simplification
as Dianetics, whose claims are as
intriguing as they are fantastic."
He explained that individuals
with mild neuroses and even
more severe problems1 develop
certain mental adjustments or

defenses that enable them to get
along in society.
If these defenses are tampered
with by people who do not ,osie is
adequate techniques acquired -f-
ter extensive training, mild prob-
lems can become worse and severe
problems can become unbearable,
Dr. Rabinovitch concluded.
PROF. E. LOWELL KELLY, of
the psychology department, said
that although the book uses many
common psychological and medical
concepts, it offers no technical
references for its scientific valid-
ity.
"The book promises so much
that it probably cannot deliver,
and may result in a setback for
some people genuinely in need of
psychological help," Prof. Kelly
said.
"Dianetics makes no distinction
between theory and fact and does
not clearly distinguish between
mental %fhd physical ailments,"
Prof. Max Hutt, of the psychology
department, explained.
He added that by recalling
certain conflicts without proper
safeguards, additional distur-
bances may be produced.
Dr. Moses Frohlich, of the Medi-
cal School, in charge of the Vete-
rans Readjustment Center, pointed
out that although the book might
be of some harm to already dis-
turbed persons, it would not upset
most healthy persons.

THIS MIGHT HAPPEN TO YOU!-A photographer, looking over
one student's proofs, selects a picture for the 1951 'Ensian. Seniors
and graduates who do not return their picture proofs to the
Student Publications Bldg. by, Wednesday will be subjected to the
choice of the camera man.
.. ***
Wednesday' Set as Deadline
For Choosing 'Ensian Pictures

'Ensian will be bigger and bet-
ter this year because of a fine
selection of senior and graduate
pictures, Bill Osterman, '51, sales
manager, has announced.
"The best pictures will be the
ones students themselves choose,"
Osterman said. "Wednesday is the
deadline for returning proofs. Af-
ter that, if students have ,not
made selections, the camera men
will do so."
"This should be an incentive
for anybody," he added. "Photo-
graphers are notorious for their
poor taste. They particularly like
to pick pictures of men with as-
kew ties, hanging jowls and Dag-
woodish hair," Osterman said.
Office hours at the Student
Publications Bldg. will be from
9:30 a.m. to noon today. The 'En-
sian office will be open Monday,
Tuesday and Wednesday from 9

a.m. to noon, and 1 to 5 p.m. and
from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and
Tuesday.
At the time of picture selections
students may ask for the neces-
sary touch-up job and corrections.
Osterman expressed the hope
that the sittings have been satis-
factory, but warned that 700
proofs must still be turned in.
"Those dear old college days
won't seem dear old college days
20 years from now if you can't
look back at your handsome
youth. Don't depend on the pho-
tographers!" Osterman concluded.
Osterman and other members
of the business crew will launch
a promotion campaign - next
month. At that time salesmen will
canvass the campus, explaining
the contents of the '51 yearbook
and soliciting $5 subscriptions.

Booksellers Hold Rare Books
Display at Clements Library

The Antiqu'arian Booksellers'
Association of America is cur-t
rently displaying a collection of<
rare books at ClementsrLibrary
in a drive to interest more people
in becoming rare book collectors.
All of the books on display can
be purchased for $25 or less. The
exhibition was started last month,
when it was shown at Dartmoutht

I

Running a classified ad
Every day is
Sure to bring you

Hillel Will
Hold Dance
"Demon's Holiday," Hillel's
semi-annual all campus dance,1
will be held from 8:30 p.m. toT
midnight today in the League
Ballroom.-
The decorations theme of the
dance will be divided into heaven1
and hell. The balcony will be
heaven and the dance floor willi
be hell. No one will be able to get
to heaven. A fire will completely
surround the band stand.
Joyce Dudkin, '50 Ed., and Al
Friedman, co-social chairmen, are
in charge of the dance. The mem-
bers of their committee are Irv
Drut, '52E, Miriam Baron, '53,
Charlotte Yalowitz, '53, Dan1
Klinghoffer, '52, Marcie Blumberg
and Meryle Reiss, '53.f
Vote Monday & TuesdayI

College and the University of In-
diana. It will be here until Nov.
29.
THE ABAA, which is an asso-
ciation of second-hand bookdeal-
ers, has also sent out pamphlets in
conjunction with its drive, ex-
plaining the methods of rare book
collecting.
Many people are discouraged
from taking up rare book col-
lecting because they think it is
expensive, but the ABAA says
anyone can become a rare-book
collector, at slight expense.
To guide prospective book col-
lectors, the ABAA has given two
bits of advice: choose a specific
field, and stay within it; and buy
books from a reliable dealer.
The association has published a
list of second-hand dealers who
are members of the ABAA, which
it feels are reliable dealers.
Included in the exhibit now
on display at Clements Library
are original autographed let-
ters of President James Monroe,
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes
and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson.
First editions of Nathaniel Haw-
thorne's "House . of the Seven
Gables," Jack London's "Call of
Wild" and a collection of "30 Po-
ems" by William Cullen Bryant,
signed by the author, also appear.

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Unusual results and
Lots of good
Timely customers and

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to eat!
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Sales as well.
Place Your Ad Now in

$5.00
will buv one

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