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Workshop Equips Psych Department
_________* * * *

Epstein, Ex-Daily Editor
To Speak on Advertising

Arts Theater To Produce 'Oedipus Rex'

Instruments varying from reac
tion-testing equipment to electri-
cally wired mazes can be manu-
factured in the psychology depart-
ment's instrument workshop.
In the three rooms of metal and
woodworking equipment, George
R. Fisher and Robert M. Fee of
the psychology department, pro-
duce and repair nearly any mech-
anism the department might need
in carrying out its program of ex-
perimentation and instruction.
* s
CITED BY Fisher as being the
best equipped University shop of
its type in the United States, the
workshop's time and facilities are
under the overall control of the
shop committee. Much of the pres-
ent chairman of the committee.
Nearly any type of work can
be done in the shop from the
construction of a 40-foot elec-
trically rigged maze which will
be used in studying motivation
control in rats, to the repairing
of electronic chart recorders
which map human reactions to
any given stimuli.
In addition to the work done by
Fisher and Fee, the shop is open
to the entire department staff.
With both men available when
neededtohdemonstrate the use of
machinery and tools, more than
half the shop's work is done for
and by graduate students working
on their thesis.
A large part of the remainder of
work is done for the department's
group dynamics workshop, which
changes its experiments period-
Routine work on regular class
and testing equipment and the
construction and repair of reaction
indicators of a variety of forms
and types completes the activity
of the shop.
Future plans for the workshop
include the installation of metal
plating equipment.
Becker Cites
High Expenses
Of Hospitals
Harry Becker, director of a com-
mission on financiig hospital care,
spoke yesterday at the School of
Public Health on hospitalization
problems confronting us today.
At the present time hospital
costs are rising at a rate suffi-
ciently rapid to cause alarm, he
said. Upon investigation the com-
mission, which represents a cross
section of American society and
industry, found increasing costs
for labor and better quality ser-
vice to be the two main causes.
* s *
HOSPITALS, in order to com-
pete with other industries, have
found it necessary to raise wages
if they hope to induce superior
young women to become nurses
and dieticians.
Financing medical care for the
poor and aged has been a problem
both society and insurance com-
panies have long been attempting
to cope with, Becker noted. In his
opinion our main efforts should
- be directed toward devising a satis-
factory system of pre-payment of
hospital bills so in times of emer-
gency the burden will not be too
In conclusion Becker said mon-
ey alone will not be the determin-
ing, factor in bringing results but
rather a genuine interest and
spirit of cooperation must be
aroused in the people.
WUOM to Feature
American Writers

American writers who have in-
terpreted through their works the
essential spirit of our country will
be the subject of a new series of
programs to be broadcast by
W UOM at 1 p.m. every Wednes-
The programs, entitled "In the
American Vein," will be conducted
by members of the English depart-
ment under the supervision of Prof.
Warner G. Rice. The series will
include a panorama .of American
literature and will deal with the
lesser known as well as familiar

Joseph Epstein, former Daily
city editor, will lecture on "Adver-
tising" at 3 p.m. today in Rack-
ham Amphitheater.
Epstein, '25, not only served on
The Daily while attending the
University but also as Ann Arbor
correspondent for the Chicago
Daily News.
* * *
ed on the New Orleans Item as a
reporter, later joined the adver-
tising staff and became classified
ad manager. In 1927, he left the
New Orleans Item to join the Fitz-
gerald Advertising Agency as a
' Active in New Orlean's civic

affairs, Epstein at various times
has served as publicity director
for the Third War Loan, Red
Cross War Fund, Navy Day and,
Naval Aviation Cadet Recruit-
He is past president of the
Community Chest, New Orleans
Jewish Welfare Fund, New Orleans
League for Better Hearing and a
* * *

-Daily-Don Campbell
Administration Tax Quandry
Analyzed by Prof. Musgrave

"The Administration is caught
on the horns of a dilemma in re-
gard to the problem of cutting
To .Be Given
A precedent in science will be
set this summer when the Univer-
sity awards fellowships to the
symposium on astrophysics from
June 29 to July 24.
Advanced graduate students or
doctoral degree holders who were
less than 30 years old Jan. 1 may
apply until April 10 for positions
in the symposium.
symposium on modern physics has
been a well-known institution out
of which have come some of the
great names in physics.
Prof. Leo Goldberg, chairman
of the astronomy department,
commented, "The time has come
when it is necessary for the
physicist to consider problems in
astronomy and when the astron-
omer must be aware of physics.
The summer symposium will be
divided into two parts, one con-
cerned with astrophysics and the
other with X-ray diffraction lim-
ited to physics.
Living expenses for symposium
associates will be covered by a Na-
tional Science Foundation fund
granted to the University.
The symposium staff will include
astronomer Walter Baade, who
has previously worked the 200-
inch telescope at Mt. Palomar;
physicist George Gamow of George
Washington University; mathema-
tician G. K. Batchelor of the Uni-
versity of Cambridge; and nuclear
physicist E. E. Salpeter of Cornell
University who will cover the ques-
tion of stellar energy generation.
Morley To Speak
On Public Health
Dr. John D. Morley of the
School of Public Health will speak
on "Public Health-the General
Field of Local Services" at a meet-
ing of pre-med students at 7:30
p.m. today in Auditorium D, An-
gell Hall.
The meeting will also feature
"Journey Into Medicine," a movie
depicting the life and work of a
medical student.

taxes," Prof. Richard Musgrave
of the economics department said.
Prof. Musgrave pointed out that
if the present Congress does not
cut taxes they will be in trouble
with their constituents who elect-
ed them on a platform of lower
taxes. But if they do cut them
he believes that they and the
whole country might be in a very
dangerous position.
"IF WE ALLOW the present ex-
cess profit, corporate and excise
taxes to expire or be reduced dur-
ing the fiscal year 1954 as they
are scheduled to do, we will' end
up in that fiscal year with a defi-
cit of about $2 billion," Prof. Mus-
grave explained.
"But," he continued, "the full
effects will not be felt until
1955 when the final deficit might
amount to well over $12 billion."
Considering this would come up
in an election year the Repub-
licans would be embarrassed with
so large a figure.
Prof. Musgrave doubted wheth-
er the Administration would be
able to make enough expenditure
cuts to balance the deficit.
"Eisenhower might be able to
make cuts of a few billion by tight-
ening up on the Administration,
but after that he would have to
cutback substantially on the de-
fense program," he said.
He further explained that cut-
ting defense expenditure would not
be compatible with our present
foreign policy.
Commenting on recent articles
that have claimed that the United
States is on the verge of an eco-
nomic collapse because of heavy
taxation, Prof. Musgrave said,
"That just is not so. This country
has enough resources to carry her
through. It may not be pleasant,
but a heavy defense program never
'Holiday' Story
On 'U' Plantned
The University, a favorite sub-
ject of newspaper and magazine
articles, is being visited this week
by Dave Sherman, Holiday maga-
zine photographer, for a feature
story expected to run next winter.
Sherman took pictures Saturday
at the winter sports weekend and
several fraternity houses. He will
remain on campus for a week to
get pictures of all phases of Uni-
versity life.
The article will run in conjunc-
tion with Holiday's series on lead-
ing universities and colleges.

'U1' Escapes
Students here narrowly missed
attending the University of As-
This tongue-twister, along with
Metropotamia and Cherronesus,
was once proposed as the name for
the lower peninsula of Michigan.
HOWEVER, the congressional
committee which was considering
names for the states to be formed
out of the Northwest Territory
had to revise its report before it
would be accepted.
Thomas Jefferson, the head of
the committee, had proposed the
name Cherronesus, taken from
the Greek word peninsula, but
tecommitteehfnally settled on
the name Michigan.
A discussion of the origin of
other words peculiar to Michigan
will be featured on a new series
of programs, "Wolverine Words,"
to be broadcast by WUOM.
The first of the series to be con-
ducted by Prof. Albert H. Mark-
wardt of the English department
every Thursday at 3 p.m., will be
about the words Michigan, Wol-
verine and Michigander.
Listeners are invited to submit
questions or contribute phrases,
sayings, and oddities which are
peculiarly Michigan in use or
Labor Library
Supplies Data
On Business
Data on collective bargaining,
union publications and personnel
problems may be found in the Uni-
versity's Bureau of Industrial Re-
lations library.
Located in Rm. 330 of the Busi-
ness Administration Bldg., the
library maintains such reporting
services as "Labor Relations Re-
porter" and "Labor Arbitrations"
and a collection of government
publications and published statis-
tics on employment, wages, hours
and work stoppages.
MORE THAN 30,000 pamphlets
and 1,200 books regarding labor-
management relations are among
the resources available that can
aid in the preparation of union
educational programs, employe
negotiations and contract drafting.
Librarian Eleanor Scanlan will
aid in interpreting information in
the library which is open from 8
a.m. to noon and from 1:30 to
4:30 p.m. weekdays and from 9
a.m. to noon Saturdays.
Teaching Forums
"How to Plan a Course" will be
the topic of the second in a series
of five University forums on col-
lege teaching to be held from 3 to
5 p.m. Friday in the Rackham Am-

. . . journalism speaker
* * *
board member of United Fund, Isi-
dore Newman School, Interna-
tional House, Family Service So-
ciety and the Tuberculosis Asso-
ciation of New Orleans.'
The public talk by Epstein, spon-
sored by the journalism depart-1
ment, will be followed by an in-1
formal coffee hour in Rm. 14431
Mason Hall.
Green To Talk
On UNPoklcy
James F. Green, noted State De-
partment official, will discuss
United Nations politics and diplo-
macy at 4:15 p.m. tomorrow in
Auditorium A, Angell Hall.
Deputy director of the United
Nations Social and Economic Af-
fairs Office. Green has served at
the Dumbarton Oakes and San
Francisco conferences. He has also
served in several offices in the
United Nations, including the
Trusteeship Council and the Cul-
tural and Human Rights Affairs
Green's lecture, entitled "Mul-
tilateral Diplomacy: The General
Assembly in Action," is sponsored
by . the International Relations
Club of the political science de-
partment. The address will be open
to the public.

Primitive dramatic forces and
choral simplicity will highlight the
Arts Theater's first production of
Sophocles' "Oedipus Rex" sched-
uled to open at 8:30 p.m. Friday
in the theater.
According to Strowan Robert-
son, director, the Greek play will
be set in pre-Hellenistic times in
order to capture the primitive as-
pects of the period. Len Rosensen,
will portray Oedipus as a tribal
chieftain rather than the tradi-
tional king, he said.
THE GREEK chorus is to con-
sist of six members acting as the
tribe. Original choreography and
music have been composed for the
John Devoe, choreographer,
stressed the fact that simplici-
ty in dance will not impede the
progress of the play. He felt that
both the music and dance will
act as subsidiary forces and that
the chorus would be well inte-
grated in the production.
Members of the cast will in-
clude, Ken Rosen, '53Ed, as Teires-
ias, the blind soothsayer, Beth-
Sheva Laiken as Jocasta, wife and
mother of Oedipus, Jerry Richards,
'56E, as Creon and Lee Henry,
'56M, as a messenger. Len Rosen-
sen will take the title role.
Music for the chorus is under
the direction of its composer Alex-
ander Smith, SM.
Devoe points out that this is
the first attempt of the group to
present a Greek classic, and the
problems faced in working with a
chorus are strikingly different.
The theater had previously decided
to use highly complex choral ac-}
tion but found that simplicity was
the key to creating a unified dra-a
matic effect, he said.
A 1949 Fittztand Fitzgerald
translation of the play will be1
the script used by the cast which
has been rehearsing the drama
for the past month.
Applications Due
For Draft Exam
National selective service head-
quarters today issued a reminder to
college students that applications
for the April 23 selective service
qualification test must be post-
marked not later than midnight
Students may obtain application
blanks from Ann Arbor Board No.
85, 208 W. Washington.
To be eligible to take the test,
an applicant, on the testing date
(1) must be a selective service reg-
istrant who intends to request de-
ferment as a student; (2) must be
satisfactorily pursuing a college
course leading to a degree, and (3)
must not previously have taken
the test.

ARTS THEATER-Members of the cast rehearse a dance scene
for their production of Sophocles' "Oedipus Rex," a Greek play
opening Friday- night.
Educators Broadcast WUOM
Musician's Series Nationally

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A WUOM program series, "The
Musician Comments," is being
broadcast by the National Associ-
ation of Educational Broadcasters
to 58 stations all over the country.
The -series, which began in
January, consists of 21 quarter-
hour programs and is the first
complete series originating in the
WUOM studio to be accepted by
the NAEB.
The programs feature informal
interviews with members of the

music school faculty and short
recorded selections. The purpose
is to provide behind the scene
views of the working world of mu-
Among the faculty members par-
ticipating in the program are
Prof. William D. Revelli and Prof.
Robert Noehren of the music
The programs may be heard lo-
cally at 1 p~m. Sundays.




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The Theosophical Society in Ann Arbor
What is Religion? Is Religion Necessary?
Is There a Universal Basis for All Religions?
What Can Be Done to Bring Religion Into Our Lives?
You are invited to join this discussion.


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