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AMA Electioneering

WASHINGTON-The congressional elec-
tion campaign has plenty of doctors.
Real doctors who, as never before, are
active in politics because of their bitter
hostility to President Truman's Federal
Health Insurance Program, which they
brand as "socialized medicine." Their
activity dramatizes at least one domestic
issue in a campaign in which most such
issues are submerged by interest in Korea
and international matters.
This has stirred much speculation in the
high command of both parties as to its
effect in the November elections on Demo-
cratic Candidates for congress. Conceivably
it could be substantial because of the influ-
ence doctors have in their communities.
Many are now exercising this quietly on
their patients and friends and with the
organized national support of the powerful
American Medical Association, which has
become one of our most affluent lobbies.
You can be advised how to vote while the
doctor looks at your tongue and feels your
pulse-a new service, and free.
* * *
THE ANTI-TRUMAN campaign is being
stepped up by the AMA's own publicly-
announced nationwide advertising campaign
which, during the week of October 8, will
see spread in 10,333 newspapers an assault
on the Truman Health Program. The AMA
is spending $1,100,000 on it.
But this is only part of the propaganda
story. The AMA also has organized a real
super-lobby by enlisting powerful business
and financial interests which will under-
write additional so-called "tie-in" adver-
Using in newspapers, magazines and over
the radio beyond that'paid for by the
These affiliated interests include more
than 100 banks, a large segment of the
insurance industry, a number of utilities,
one big railroad, as well as druggists-inde-
pendent and chains-and retailers embraced
hI the Natiohal Retail Dry Goods Associa-
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.

tion, according to a signed article in the
Journal of the American Medical Associa-
tion by Dr. Elmer L. Henderron, Louisville,
Ky., AMA president.
The total to be spent in this campaign,
including AMA's share, is estimated at $20,-
000,000 by the Committee for the Nation's
Health, an organization promoting the Tru-
man health insurance plan. It asks whether
this money might not have been used "to
bring better medical care to the American
people," a question also asked recently in
Congress by Senator Murray (D., Mont.),
who listed numerous ways such a sum might
have been spent for medical care and educa-
tion-a right formidable list.
* * *
NOT ALL DOCTORS, of course, go along
in their consciences with this expensive
project and some resent and resist this and
other attempted encroachments by the ag-
gressive AMA.
A few days ago at Atlantic City, for
example, the American Hospital Associa-
tion, representing most of the nation's
6,000 hospitals, exhibited an independent
spirit on another medical front. Over
the protest of the AMA directorate, it
voted overwhelmingly at its 52nd conven-
tion to adopt its own program for estab-
lishing and enforcing standards for hos-
pitals, and set aside $100,000 of an auth-
orized $240,000 increase in dues to finance
the standardization program.
Instead of leaving standards entirely in
the hands of the medical profession, as de-
sired by the AMA, its program contemplates
a commission broadly representative, includ-
ing prominent citizens drawn from business,
labor, farm and other groups which con-
tribute to hospital support as well as mem-
bers of the medical and allied professions.
This action was significant as most hospital
administrators constituting the hospital as-
sociation are medical men.
For 30 years the standardization program
has been administered by the American
College of Surgeons, composed entirely of
medical men. It had indicated a desire to
relinquish this task for financial and other
reasons. Next week in Chicago, representa-
tives of AHA, AMA and the College of
Surgeons will meet to consider the special
interest of doctors in the standardization
program and work out their degree of par-
ticipation in it.
(Copyright 1950, by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.)

TB Prevention

THREAT of undetected tuberculosis
has been greatly reduced, thanks to medi-
cal science and its painstaking progress.
But the University's health program-com-
mendable in protecting students from one
another-does not include a physical exami-
nation of chest X-Ray of food-handlers
who work in private food-serving estab-
lishments, serving students.
Fraternities, sororities, private boarding
houses, and student rooming-houses are
regarded as private food-serving estab-
Ushments, and under law, their food-
handlers are not required to submit to a
physical examination or a chest X-Ray,
This means that meals are served daily
in these places, prepared by staffs which
might include undetected tuberculous
The University requires a physical exami-
nation of all food-handlers working in Uni-
versity establishments, such as the Michi-
gan League and Michigan Union. But as
the fraternities and sororities are not with-
In their jurisdiction, they cannot require
such a physical examination from their
group of food-handlers, under the present
But unless periodical physicals are made
A The State.. .
UNION STATION with William Holden,
Berry Fitzgerald and Nancy Olson.
UNON STATION is another addition to
the growing list of semi-documentaries
picturing police methods at work. Filmed
realistically in and around the Manhattan
railroad station, the photography creates an
effective link between the prosaic and the
Unfortunately the story is not always as
ingenious as the photography. The police
get in on the ground floor of a kidnapping
only through a sheer coincidence. And the
climax, as have so many since Victor Hugo
discovered the Sewers of Paris for Les Miser-
ables, takes place in a deep, dark, dank tun-
However, once they get on the track, the
police, led by Bill Holden as the lieutenant
in charge of the Station and Barry Fitz-
gerald in the. stock role of Bill's shrewd,
but kindly, superior, give an exhibition of
police methodology which is, at times, a
bit frightening. They use all the weapons
of science and are not above employing
some of the more primitive "psychological"
treatments. (For instance, they threaten
to throw one of the girlnappers in front

mandatory-under a new University ruling
-for every person employed in these private
food-serving establishments, and unless
those refusing to submit are relieved of
their duties, there is more than a possibility
of the transmission of tuberculosis germs
by them.
If these mandatory physicals for this par-
ticular group of food-handlers cannot be
made a requirement, then as a safeguard
against hidden tuberculosis and other di-
seases, physical examinations of all stu-
dents desiring them could be given. While
only freshmen and new students are now
given complete physicals, a multi-screening
process could be set up at registration time
for all other students. This could include a
chest X-Ray, blood test, urinalysis, and
vision test. This laboratory check could be
administered by medical technicians, thereby
alleviating the need for busy doctors to per-
form these routine tasks.
That the faculty and house-mothers are
not required to take physicals, including
X-Rays, points to another need for a
closer scrutiny of possible disease-chan-
If the Health Service cannot operate with
its present staff and budgetary commit-
ments to meet such'additional health mea-
sures, it would seem wise for the University
to increase its' allotment to cover all latent
disease possibilities that endanger the health
of the general student body.
-Mary Letsis

Foreign Policy
OURFFORTS to prevent a war with Rus-
sia are almost exclusively being devoted
to outdoing her in an armaments race. We
are pursuing this course even though there
is much likelhood that this will help create
war instead of preventing it.
We should not accept this idea that
the only way to stop Russia from starting
a war is to have her realize that she can
not hope to beat the West. It is much too
dangerous to accept this as our only hope.
Men are not always guided by reason
and those in the Kremlin are no excep-
tions. We must search for other means.
We must think about the forces behind
wars. Do the people of the U.S. want war?
I don't think so. We have little to gain. Do
the people of Russia want war? They too
have little to gain. Within Russia's boun-
daries are all the wealth and resources she
needs to reach the highest of living levels.
Her people have little to gain from war,
but they are being put in a frame of mind
whereby they would probably raise little
protest should their leaders decide to go
to war. In the meantime the people of the
U.S. are consigned to live in fear and anxiety
until something breaks within Russia that
will alter her present foreign policy.
We can help bring about this change in
Russian policy by aiding a revival of the
Russian revolutionary spirit. Once we have
reached a point in our defense-building
whch military leaders deem adequate to re-
strain Russia from starting a world war
we should devote all our energies to this
effort. And until this point is reached a
program of enlightenment that will cause
the Russian people to take action should
receive as much of our attention as arma-
ment as a means to be used for the preven-
tion of war.
There doesn't seem to be much differ-
ence between the oppressions of the Czar
and that of Stalin. The revolutions of 1905
and 1917 testify that the Russians-like
the people of the Western nations-have
developed stomachs that refuse to digest
despotism. As long as we allow the Rus-
sians to remain isolated behind an iron
curtain, controlled by a small ruling clique
they remain a threat to civilization. While
we have to take measures to bring the
ambitions of expansion of this clique un-
der control, we must break through to the
Russian people.
We have to make the Russian people
realize that they are being deliberately mis-
informed. We have to make them realize
that the West has no hatred for them, that
we are not interested in their lands and
wealth. We must make them realize that
Russia is welcome into the family of na-
tions on an equal and friendly basis. In
short, inspire the Russians to do something
about changing their government-for the
good of themselves and the good of the
We already have a basis for carrying
out this program in the State Depart-
ment's Voice of America. For the limited
personnel and funds that the "Voice" has
been alloted it has done a great job, as
can be seen from a statement made at the
UN General Assembly last year by Soviet
Foreign Minister Vishinsky in acknowledg-
ng Soviet attempts to jam "Voice" pro-
"All' these broadcasts are the most un-
bridled inimical propaganda. They are
mere appeals actually for the revolt against
and war upon the Soviet Union. This is
the most insulting kind of demagogy. .. .
If we took measures that insured the free
transmission of this nonsense and trash into
our country, if these were transmitted all
over our country, this would arouse such
indignation, anger, ire and wrath on the
part of our people that the result would not
be a pleasant one...
beThe "Voice" has been improving every

day since then. And it seems to me that
great expansion of the 'Voice' is a more
practical and less burdensome way of com-
batting the threat of war than by devoting
the greatest part of our resources to the ac-
cumulation of power.1
At present the Voice of America costs
about 10 million dollars a year. An ex-
panded "Voice," one able to reach thej
entire world in all languages would cost,
according to Foy D. Kohler, chief of the
State Department's International Broad-j
casting Division, about 60 million dollars
in new equipment over a period of two
years and an annual budget of about 25
million thereafter.
It is surely worth a hundred times that
to preserve the future of mankind.
-Paul Marx
Freshmen and the Squirrels
AN OLD ┬░resident of the city who takes
considerable pride in Ann Arbor's hun-
dreds of fox squirrels says that the fresh-
men are worse than usual this fall in pes-
tering the busy-tailed little rodents. Out-
side of the freshmen the squirrels have lit-
tle to fear but the dogs.' However, the dogs
are the lesser evil of the two as they cannot
throw sticks and stones.

The Daily welcomes communications from Its readers on matters of
general interest, and will publish all lettersrwhichsare signed by the writer
and in good taste. Letters exceeding 300 words In length, defamatory or
libelous letters, and letters which for any reason are not in good taste will
be condensed edited or wlthhe~d from publication at the discretion of the

Coaching . . .
To the Editor:
I BELIEVE that it is time to voice
openly the thought, that has
come to many people in the last
three football seasons. This
thought is that our football team is
not receiving the calibre of coach-
ing that a team playing in the
Big Ten requires. Since Oosterbaan
assumed the mantle of head coach
the team has steadily deteriorated
until it reached the point of dis-
organization apparent on the field
last Saturday. The team fought
hard, a common characteristic of
collegeteams, but they were not
prepared to cope with the well
coached State team. The differ-
ence was in the coaching and not
the personnel since Michigan has!
been getting enough of the right
kind of material to replace the!
graduated members of the well
oiled Crisler machines.
Bennie Oosterbaan was the head
basketball coach at Michigan for
eight sordid years. Our cage team
was never in the first division in
conference play during all this'
time. The team displayed the same
lack of coaching that the football
team is now showing. The leopard
does not change its spots. There
is something lacking in Ooster-
baan that successful coaches have.
I never lose any sleep over a lost
football game and I have seen1
Michigan lose plenty of them butI
it is important to the team mem-'
bers whether they win or lose. If
they have the good grace to turn
n1 14 fur IUUUSdIL i +,MTTch^11t he l.

originates neither here nor at a
coffee tMle, but comes to life dur-
ing game cheers, and the pep
If you look back a few years,
you'll find Dad was quite pleased
with the pep rally. Our predeces-
sors were more noted for the fact
that in their gusto a flivver was
occasionally overturned and
snake-dances wove through the lo-
cal theatres, than their paddling
up the Huron. A quiet pride was
almost unknown when they were
students. Notice sometime how
strong the lungs of our grads are
at a football game.E
Miss Owen's editorial is typical
of the apathy in which many stu-
dents have become enmeshed.!
Luckily, for therest of us, active
groups like the Wolverine club
counteract those who contemplate
how jolly nice it is to be at Michi-
gan over a cup of coffee.
-David Weaver.
e . *
Michigan Spirit . . .
To the Editor:
AM WINTING with reference
to an article, which appeared in
this publication, entitled "Michi-
gan Spirit." Firstly, I believe that
the author is laboring under a
misapprehension when she asserts
that the rah-rah spirit is an east-
ern institution. On the contrary,
if the truth was known, many of
the mid-western and westernI
members of the big-ten universi-
ties would be found to be literally
crawling with "over-grown high-
scnuoi rail-ran me wn ien

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(Continued from Page 2)
Oratorical Ushers: List will ap-
pear in Thursday's DOB, Oct. 12.
Art Print Library: Students who
signed for prints may pick them
up on Oct. 3 and 4, 510 Adminis-
tration, from 8-12, 2-5.
University Community Center,
Willow Run Village.
Tues., Oct. 3, 8 p.m., Wives'
Wed., Oct. 4, Ceramics Business
Thurs., Oct. 5, 8 p.m., Choir
Practice. Ceramics.
Fulbright Applications and sup-
porting credentials for graduate
student travel grants are due no
later than Oct. 31, in the offices
of the Graduate School. This date
will not be extended. Grants will
be made for study in 16participat-
ing countries. Application blanks
are now available in 1020 Rack-
ham Bldg.
Student Rate for Lecture Course
-The Oratorical Association of-
fers a special rate of $2.40 for
students for the current Lecture
series. The student section will be
in the second balcony, unreserved
seats. Good seats are also still
available in the reserved sections,
first and "second floors. Students
are advised that this special rate
is for the full course only as there
will be no reduction on individual
lecture tickets. Seven outstanding
attractions are offered this year,
including David Lilienthal, Low-
ell Thomas, Jr., Charles Laughton,
Bennett Cerf, John Mason Brown,
William Laurence and Julien Bry-
an. Hill Auditorium box office
is open daily from 10-1, 2-5.
Lecture, auspices of the Depart-'
ment of Mathematics and the Sur-
vey Research Center of the Insti-
tute for Social Research. "The In-
dia National Sample Survey." Dr.
P. C. Mahalanobis, director of the
Statistical Institute of India. 4:15
p.m., Tues., Oct. 3, Rackham Am-
Academic Notices
Doctoral Examination for Geo
rge Sherman Wells, Biological
Chemistry; thesis: "Urinary Ex-
cretion of Histidine by Pregnant
and Non-Pregnant Individuals,"
Tues., Oct. 3, 313 W. Medical Bldg.,
2 p.m. Chairman, H. B. Lewis
Doctoral Examination for David
I. Saletan, Chemical Engineering;
thesis: "Synthetic Cation-Ex-
change Resin as an Acid Catalyst
in Continuous Liquid Phase Ester-
ification," Wed., Oct. 4, 3201 E.
Engineering Bldg., 3 p.m. Chair-
man, R. R. White.
History Make-up Exams for the
Spring Semester and Summer Ses-
sion: All students intending to
take make-up examinations in
history should obtain written per-
mission from the instructor by
Oct. 11, and then sign the list in
the History Office.
Mathematics Colloquium: Meet-
ing, Tues., Oct. 3, 4:10 p.m., Rm.
3011, Angell Hall. Prof. C. L.
Dolph, "An Application of Green's
Functions to the Theory of Linear
Mathematics Seminar. Organi-
zational Meeting to arrange semi-

ice announces that registration is
still open in the following classes:
Chamber Music for Recreation.
A performance course to intro-
duce players to chamber music
and to fellow chamber musicians.
Participants are organized into
small ensembles, major emphasis
to be placed on performance ex-
perience of each group. Open to
University students and members
of the community, with or with-
out previous ensemble experience.
Prerequisite: ability to play easy
chamber works. Noncredit course,
eight weeks, $5.00. Prof. Oliver
A. Edel. Tues., 7 pm. (Opened
September' 26) 1022 University
High School
Semantics - Scientific Living
I. Fundamentals of the science of
meaning with special reference to
the meaning of words as a guide
to successful living; the linguistic
bases of sane thinking and sane
conduct. Applications of general
semantics to the solution of per-
sonal and social problems. Lec-
tures, demonstrations, and discus..
sions. Noncredit course, eight
weeks, $5.00. Prof. Clarence L.
SMeader. Tues., opening Oct. 3, 7
p.m., 171 School of Bus. Admin.
Masterpieces of Music Literature
H (Music Literature 42). The his-
tory and analysis of selected com-
positions, both vocal and instru-
mental, from Bach to the present
day. This course may be elected
for two hours of undergraduate
credit or for no credit. If taken for
credit, the student must attend
regularlyha weekly laboratory per
iod. $16.00. Prof. Glenn D. Mc-
Geoch. Wed., 7 p.m., (opened
Sept. 27). 206 Burton Memorial
Choral Union Concert. Helen
Traubel, Wagnerian operatic so-
prano of the Metropolitan Opera,
with Coenraad Bos at the piano,
will give the first concert in the
Choral. Union Series Thurs, eve-
ning, Oct. 5, in Hill Auditorium.
Her program will include composi-
tions by Beethoven, Gluck, Schu-
bert, Strauss and Wagner.
Student Recital: Emma Jd
Bowles, Organist, will play a re-
cital in partial fulfillment of the
requirements for the degree of
Master of Music at 8:30 p.m., Wed.,
Oct. 4, Hill Auditorium. A pupil
of Robert Noehren, Miss Bowles
will play works by Buxtehude and
Bach. Public invited.
Events Today
S.R.A. Council meeting, Lane
Hall, 5-7 p.m.
Christian Science Organization
Testimonial meeting, 7:30 p.m.
Upper Room, Lane Hall.
* Science Research Club: Meeting
Rackham Amphitheatre, 7:30 p.m.
Tues., Oct. 3. Program: "Pain af
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out rorfwombaii they snouid oe ;
given the type of expert coaching1
exemplified by such mentors as]
Blaik, Wilkinson, Leahy and Cris-,
ler, and Michigan has the reputa-1
tion and the money to attract as
man of their class. All Oosterbaan
is going to do is solve the, ticket1
problem; there will be plenty of
empty seats.
-Ralph Christensen.
* * *



Looking Back

HE CITY council passed a resolution ask-
ing the board of supervisors to change
the court house clock to standard time. This
left the path open for the regents to change
the time .on the University clock.
"Winston Churchill, who will appear in
the Student Lecture Association course has
just been elected to a seat in parliament."
PRESIDENT Herbert Hoover, speaking be-
fore the American Bankers Association,
voiced an optimistic view on the future of
business and urged America to maintain its
present high standard of living.
Connie Mack's Athletics beat the St. Louis
Cardinals 6-1 for their second straight world
series win.
** * .
DESPITE eight Nazi air attacks and ar-
tillary shelling of the Dover coast from
across the channel, military circles expressed
the belief that the time for an invasion had
passed and that the main theater of war
wnil he transferrer tn Africa

Michigan Spirit .
To the Editor: I
RE: Michigan Spirit
Ivy league, green beanie type
rah-rah may be less sophisticated
than that which originates in the
P-Bell or Arb, but it certainly is
more spontaneous and sincere and
no more imported from the East
than the students.
The tug of war and similar con-
tests between class levels are cer-
tainly more helpful in boosting
spirit and unity at this University
than beer at the P-Bell (which be-
cause of state law is restricted to
only a few freshmen and sopho-
mores while other loyal Michi-
gander don't care to partake in
the suds) and coffee at the Parrot
which does not differ from ordi-
nary coffee in the least.!
The freshman's excitement at
belonging to "the greatest state
university" (since when has Michi-
gan become a state university?)
soon cools as he realizes the 'U'
considers him as merely one of its
21,000 problems.
A feeling of belonging is one of
the most important things in mak-
ing the freshman feel that he is
welcome here. Lectures, plays and
soloists are all very fine for their,
cultural value, but school spirit

school ran-rah men" who live by
the sign of the beanie, by the key-
laden key-chain, by the "pods" of
campus activity and political or-
ganizations, by uninhibited politi-
cal pep-rallies, by impromptu
snake-chains, and other "extra-
curricular activities" not neces-
sarily sanctioned by the Univer-
sity. However, these universities
are not without their out-
standing graduate and under'
graduate schools. They are not
without their convocations, etc.
with the "greatest" names in mu-
sic, drama, world affairs, science,
the arts, etc. They, also, offer
their pupils intellectual diversion
from the tedious task of prepar-
ing to pass exams and to thereby
receive a sheepskin. True, prob-
ably few schools in the country
can boast of a better over-all edu-
cation plant than that which be-
longs to Michigan. But is that all
a pupil should derive from his
college daze? Is it enough that the
educational institutions of the
country turn out technicians-men
and women who can provide
themselves with that ever-revered
Or perhaps a college graduate
should have a slight insight into
the workings of a society conpar-
able to that in which he is going
to exist. This campus is unmis-
takably a community. In any com-
munity there are inevitably mem-
bers who are going to have poli-
tical ambitions and others who
are going to desire to live more
than a work-a-day life. Shouldn't
an individual become acquainted
with diversified activities rather
than having only conquered the
frustration caused by the sight of
a maze of library reference shelves



nars in the Mathematics Depart-
ment will be held Tues., Oct. 3,
Rm. 3011 Anigell Hall, at 5:15 p.m.
Graduate Students who plan to
work for the PhD degree: Dr. H.
Hootkins will discuss the langu-
age requirements for the PhD de-
gree. Wed., Oct. 4, Rackham Am-
phitheatre. 7:30 p.m. All graduate
students who are working or plan
to work for the PhD degree should
The University Extension Serv-"
or by the complications of a slide
rule .
"After hours" pinochle games,
picnics, and canoe trips all sound
like great fun but these activities
-are not resigned to the college!
capus. However, there are some
activities which can be found only
o n 1 y on a college campus;
That's w h a t makes f o r a
more enjoyable college career. It
seems that human nature is such
that we remember the happier
events of our lives (rah-rah) much
easier than the trials which we
have endured (studying foi blue
books and related "traditions").
There doesn't seem to be any-
thing wrong with the "Michigan
Spirit" except that it's lacking.
-Gordon Zelner, '52

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