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14, 1953



Physical Therapy Helps Handicapped

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A five year old victim of polio
who might have spent the rest of
her life in bed is now learning to
walk for the first time.
A paraplegic who was in an
automobile accident and paralyz-
ed from his waist down may soon
be on his feet, earning his living.
These individuals are being aid-
ed in combating a lifetime of help-
lessness by the Department of
Physical Medicine and Rehabili-
tation at University Hospital.
ORGANIZED IN June, 1950, the
department represents one of the
newest medical specialties, ac-
cording to Dr. James W. Rae,
head of the department.
"Physical therapy involves the
diagnosis and treatment of di-
sease by utilizing physical agents
such as heat, cold, water, light,
electricity, massage and admin-
istering therapeutic treatment
and rehabilitation techniques,"
Dr. Rae explained.
"Physical agents have been used
since recorded history to alleviate
suffering, but the systematic and
scientific application is largely a
20th century innovation," he con-
REALIZING the great need for
personnel trained in the field, the
University innaugerated a physi-
cal therapy curriculum last fall,
making it the first training pro-
gram of its kind in the State.
The program, which grants a
Bachelor of Science degree in phy-
sical therapy at the end of three
years of liberal arts and 12 months
of professional training, is one of
only 30 in the United States.
On the +average the physical
medicine department handles
more than 100 cases daily, one-
fourth of which are children-
making it the largest clinic in
the hospital. During the p'lio
season the department handles
about 200 patients every day,
most of them children.
"Rehabilitation is increasing in
importance in medicine because
this nation is becoming a popula-
tion of older people, resulting in

Williams' Talk
To Highlight
Gov. G. Mennen Williams will
speak on "Developing Human Re-
sources in Michigan' at the edu-
cation school's Honors Convoca-
tion, to be held at 3:10 p.m. Mon-
day in Rackham Auditorium.
Vice-President Marvin L. Nie-
huss will preside over the convo-
cation honoring the 403 candi-
dates for teaching certificates.
Two honorary awards for out-
standing graduate students, the
Payne and Hinsdale awards,
given in honor of former Uni-
versity professors, will be pre-
sented by Prof. Fred G. Walcott,
secretary of the education school.
Representatives of the schools
and colleges from which the can-
didates were graduated will be
platform guests. Also the officers
of the Senior Class and' Student
Council will be presented to the
convocation by Barbara Riley,
president of the senior class.
After the convocation a recep-
tion will be held in Rackham As-
sembly Hall.
Stations To Air
Liu, Peek Talk
A five minute transcribed dis-
cussion of the deportation case of
Dr. Vera Hsi-Yen Wang Liu of
University Hospital pediatrics de-
partment has been prepared by
University station WUOM under
the direction of news editor John
Featured on the broadcast,
which will be distributed to 16
stations throughout the State, is
Dr. Liu and Prof. George Peek of
the political science department.
The transcription will not be
used by the local station because
of lack of broadcasting time, Ben-
jamin explained.
Alumnus Named
George Reller, '52L, has been
appointed a city court judge at
Richmond, Ind.
Reller was appointed at the
death of the former city judge
and will serve the remainder of
the term which ends in 1955.
He is a member of Phi Kappa
Psi, Phi Delta Phi and the Bar-
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--Daily-Tim Richard
FIRST STEPS-Cheryl, a 19-month-old victim of polio, was
struck by the disease during last summer's epidemic. With the
help of a leg brace and physical therapy treatment she is learning
to walk.,
- 5,


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more chronic diseases," Dr. Rae
said. "Because in many cases there
may be no definitive treatment for
chronic disease, medicine must re-
sort to helping the individual
make the most of what he has
"Even though we develop ideal
rehabilitation facilities and high-
ly trained staffs, we shall not suc-
ceed in our task if we fail to pro-
perly motivate the disabled. The
key to rehabilitation is proper mo-
tivation," Dr. Rae concluded.

Controversy over Language
For Opera Gets Rehashed
By DEBORAH DURCHSLAG performed in English. Several
The age-old controversy of students added good translations
whether operas should be trans-
lated into English for American of foreign works would encourage
audiences re-opened locally with American composers to write in
the speech department's recentthe opera form, and might even
production Of Gounod's "Faust." establish "distinctly American
The faculty of the School of opera" in the United States.
Music seemed generally agreed
that translations of foreign op-
ers have many advantages.

Sales Directors
To Meet Here
Sales managers from five states
will meet Friday at the Univer-
sity for a conference on Sales
Management sponsored by the
School of Business Administration.
Approximately 350 managers
are expected for the meeting
which will be presented in cooper-
ation with sales executives' clubs
in the State and nearby Canadian
Thomas E. Sunderland, general
counsel and director of an Indiana
oil company, will discuss "Market-
ing and the Pricing Dilemma," at
a luncheon meeting in the Union.
At the evening's dinner meeting,
James C. Nance, president of a
major automotive firm, will ad-
dress the delegates on the sub-
ject, "Planning for the Sales Task

TONGUE IN CHEEK-Wolverine goaltender Willard Ikola watched a bullet-like shot zip by, as forward John McKennell waited to
lend Ikola a hand. Michigan, by then the darlings of the Broadmoor ,completely outclassed the invading Easterners and then went
on to knock off the host CC sextet. That gave the Maize and Blue the championship for the third time in five seasons.


the School of Music, once a pro-
fessional singer and now a teach-
er of voice, claims the traditional
argument that '"English is un-
melodious" has no validity. "There
is nothing, wrong with English,"
he said.
"It is often clearer than other
languages," he added, "and a
careful singer can bring out the
beautiful vowels that are usually
neglected in our everyday slo-
venly speech."
Josef Blatt, director of opera
production in the School of Mu-
sic, said "There is absolutely no
difficulty in singing English," and
added that the true dramatic na-
ture of opera can only be realized
when the words are understood at
the same time thley are sung. Blatt
said, "Those who claim transla-
tion of an opera destroys the com-
poser's original intention do not
realize no composer wanted an
opera sung only in his own lan-
"AMERICANS should not be too
snobbish to accept opera in the
vernacular," according to Prof.
Philip A. Duey of the School of
Music, conductor of the Men's
Glee Club.
James B. Wallace, also of the
School of Music, summarized the
opinions of several of his collea-
gues saying "There can be no ob-
jection to English versions of for-
eign operas if adequate transla-
tion can be made."
"If the translation can be mu-
sical and meaningful, then there
is no reason why 'Fledermaus' and
other famous operas can't be per-
formed in English."
Audience reaction to the speech
d e p a r tment's performance of
"Faust" in English was typified by
one music student who claimed
opera productions would be more
popular in America if they were
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EVERYONE WAS SMILING-just about this time last hockey season. The Wolverines had walked off with their second successiv
NCAA puck clfampionship. Coach Vic Heyliger's smooth-skating charges had lifted the laurels right from under the noses of the hos
Coloradoans, defeating Colorado, 4-1, and St. Lawrence, 9-3. Heyliger is shown here with the Queen of the Tournament and Captai
Earl Keyes, who clutches the trophy.

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