THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 1953
PASSING THE PLAQUE-Joseph Yakir, '54E, presents a plaque
on behalf of University Israeli students to Esson Gale, director of
the International Center, as Rabbi Herschel Lymon of Hillel
Foundation looks on. The plaque commemorates the fifth anni-
versary of Israel's independence.
Faced with Economic Crisis,
Israel Marks Fifth Birthday
By JANE HOWARD
Waging a grim, back-to-the-wall struggle for economic survival
and still in the grip of an Israeli-Arab cold war, the tiny state of
Israel will observe its fifth anniversary tomorrow.
Although the tiny nation officially gained sovereignty on May
14, 1948 through an act of the United Nations, the birthday will be
celebrated tomorrow in accordance with the Jewish calendar, and
today here on campus.
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ISRAEL'S INITIAL challenge as a nation was to withstand the
invasion of neighboring Arab states who claimed part of the territory.
Armistices with each of the states followed.
However, Prof. N. Marbury Efi-?
menco of the political science de- per cent are Arabs. There are also
er cent are Arabs. Therenare also
partment indicated that thes
problems have not ended.
"There is still no prospect for
peace between Israel and the
Arabs," he said. "Largely anti-
Israeli opinions in Egypt and
Syria leave little hope for any-
thing bMt continued cold war
for some time."
Soon after the Arab armistices
were completed Israel tackled the
next problem-that of lifting Brit-
ish immigration restrictions. Knis-
set, the country's 120-member leg-
islature, proclaimed that Israel
should be open to any Jew who
wished to enter.
THE WORLD'S displaced Jewry
responded to the open immigra-
tion. Joel Arnon, Israeli govern-
ment transportation head who is
studying here on a UN scholar-
ship, reported that the nation's
population of one and a half mil-
lion includes 700,000 who have
poured into Israel during the last
five years. Sixty per cent repre-
sent displayed European Jews who
survived the World War and forty
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Full chorus "Pinafore" 9 until 11
(Late permission for women.)
Open Forum -- informal discussion
with Gerald Heard, notedauthor and
lecturer. Lane Hall Fireside Room, Mon.,
April 20, 8 p.m.
Motion Picture. Ten-minute film,
"Spiders," shown Mon. through Sat.
at 10:30, 12:30, 3, and 4 o'clock and on
Sun. at 3 and 4 o'clock only, 4th floor,
University Museums Building.
La Petit Causette will meet tomorrow
from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the North Cafe-
teria, Union. All interested students in-
Economics Club, Address, "Reflections
on Socialism in Postwar Britain," Pro-
fessor Ben W. Lewis, Department of
Economics, Oberlin College, Mon., Apr.
20, 8 p.m., Auditorium D, Angell Hall.
All staff members and students in Eco-
nomics and Business Administration
are invited to attend. Others who are
interested will be welcome at the meet-
Faculty Luncheon Tues., Apr. 21,
Michigan Union. Gerald Heard, author
and lecturer, guest speaker. Phone
Lane Hall, Ext. 2851, for reservations.
Phi Sigma Society. "Some Aspects of
Adrenocortical Hormone Action," by Dr.
Burton L. Baker, Professor of Anatomy,
and "The Antibiotics and Terramycin,"
a movie in color, Rackham Amphithea-
ter. 8 p.m., Mon., Apr. 20. Open to the
public. Business meeting at 7:40 p.m.
Inaugural ceremonies for the installa-
tion of new officers. All members are
encouraged to attend.
Young Democrats. Attention all mem-
bers. Meeting, Tues., Apr. 21, 7:30 p.m.
In the Union. Election of officers for
next year and planning of future activi-
ties. Students interested are invited to
The Episcopal Student Foundation
eseveral flourishing American Jew-
ish settlements, Arnon said.
About the same size as Rhode
Island, Israel has had no easy
time accommodating her newly
trebled populace. Recent efforts
to unite and consolidate the peo-
ple have taken the form of wide-
spread adult education pro-
grams, teaching the Hebrew
language . (until recently spoken
only in prayers) and compulsory
free education for all children.
"Kibbutzem," collective farms
where all immigrants join in a
program of manual labor to de-
velop resources, .are Israel's eco-
nomic solution to population ex-
cess. Everything available is
shared, although the economic
problem has been increased by
recent devaluations of Israeli
* * *
PRIME MINISTER Ben-Gur-
ion's government hopes for a stab-
ilized budget and relief from its
strict austerity program by 1957.
Arnon cited the "invaluable
help of the United States gov-
ernment and American Jewry,"
which together have given Israel
advantages of the Point Four
program and millions of dollars,
in helping the state to establish
Another source of income lies
in Germany's agreement to reim-
burse Israel for Jewish lives and
property lost in World War II
with $1,500,000,000. There is also
a possibility of an oil discovery in
By attending two summer school
training programs of the Platoon
Leader Class at Quantico, Vir-
ginia, University students may
qualify for a commission in the
Explaining the program, Major
G. C. Williams, Marine NROTC
instructor said, "Sixteen schools
are open to newly commissioned
Marine Corps officers who grad-
uate from the Platoon Leaders
Class and Officer Candidate
* * *
AMONG the courses are flight
training, photographic interpre-
tation, naval gunfire spotting, ar-
mored motor, supply, communica-
tions and engineering.
Major Williams explained that
the Marine Corps is a highly
trained technical force. Con-
sequently, although officers are
commissioned as general duty
officers, they must also be train-
ed to carry out specialized duties.
College background, the needs
of the Corps, and the officer's pre-
ference determine assignment to
the various schools.
College seniors and graduates
who are interested in qualifying
as officers in the Marine Corps
may apply now for enrollment in
this summer's Officer Candidate
Course to be given at Quantico,
Virginia. Maor Williams sair
Two films, "The Professor Was
a Salesman" and "A Winter Won-
der," sponsored by the student
branch of American Institute of
Architects will be shown at 4 p.m.,
Installation Night for officers
of the League, Assembly, Pan-
hellenic and Women's Athletic
Association, 7 p.m., Rackham
Prof. Ben W. Lewis of the Ober-
lin College economics department
will speak on "Reflections on So-
cialism in Postwar Britain" at 8
p.m., Auditorium D, Angell Hall.
Puccini's opera "Madame But-
terfly" will continue its run at 8
p.m., Tappan Junior High School.
The final performance will be
* * *
"The Meaning of Religion in a
Scientific "World" will be the topic
of a Lane Hall sponsored talk by
Gerald Heard, philosopher and
author, at 8 p.m., Auditorium A,
The Honors Convocation of the
music school will be addressed by
Thor Johnson, conductor of the
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra,
11 a.m., Auditorium A, Angell Hall.
Golf, Michigan vs. University of
Detroit, University Golf Course.
Michigan's Sixth District Con-
gressman Kit Clardy will speak
on "Speech in Public Life" spon-
sored by the speech department
at 4 p.m. in Rackham Lecture
President and Mrs. Hatcher will
hold a student tea from 4 to 6
p.m. at their hone.
"Deep Are the Roots' by d'Us-
seau and Gow will be presented by
the speech department at 8 p.m.,
in Lydia Mendelssohn Theater. It
will continue its run through Sat-
The Stanley Quartet will give a
concert at 8:30 p.m. in Rackham
* * *
Michigan Schoolmaster's Club,
eighty-seventh meeting; head-
quarters and registration, Rack-
President Harlan H. Hatcher
will preside at the Thirtieth An-
nual Honors Convocation at 11
a.m. in Hill Auditorium. T. Keith
Glennan, president of the Case
Institute of Technology will
speak on "This Age of Oppor-
Thirty-Sixth Annual Champion-
ship Debates of the Michigan
High School Forensic Association
will take place at 4 p.m. A Divi-
sion, Flint Northern vs. Lansing
Sexton High School, Rackham
Lecture Hall; B Division, Homer
vs. Dexter High School, Auditor-
ium A, Angell Hall.
SL Cinema Guild Film, "All
About Eve" at 7 and 9 p.m. in the
Architecture Auditorium. The film
will be shown at the same time
Saturday and at 8 p.m. Sunday.
Petitions for six openings on
the Engineering College Steering
Committee will be accepted until
5 p.m. Tuesday, with interviews
scheduled for Wednesday and ap-
pointments to be announced then.
Thad Epps, '53E, chairman of
the committee, said petitions
should be placed in the envelope
in the engineering arch or turned
in to one of the committee mem-
The 12-man committee, organ-
ized to serve as a sounding board
on matters affecting engineering
students and faculty, discussed
whether or not the engineering
curriculum includes enough liberal
arts in its first meeting this se-
'U' Doctors Attend
Three University physicians are
representing the University's In-
stitute of Industrial Health at the
1953 Industrial Health Conference
which opened yesterday in Los
Angeles and will continue through
Dr. Clarence D. Selby, Dr. O. T.
Mallery, Jr., and Dr. Carey P. Mc-
Cord will attend the conference
which is sponsored by a number
of organizations including the
American Industrial Hygiene As-
sociation and the Industrial Medi-
* * *
Plan of Building
"A masterpiece for the study,
treatment, and prevention of hu-
That, according to Adrian N.
Languis, Director of the State
Building Division, is the Univer-
sity Hospital Outpatient Clinic.
The new $3,726,800 structure
built with state appropriated funds
houses the 24 clinics formerly
scattered throughout odd corners
of the University Hospital. A
seven-story addition to the Hos-
pital building, the Out Patient
Clinic is now capable of serving
three times the 250,000 annual
patient capacity of the old Clinic.
With all payments levied ac-
cording to the patient's ability
to pay, the institution is com-
pletely self-supporting and has
as its purpose community ser-
vice and the promotion of the
general good health,
THE 'U' HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT CLINIC AS SEEN FROM THE OUTSIDE .
The new $3,7000,000 addition to the hospital is one step in plans for expansion.
tionists always on hand to re-
cord essential facts and statis-
tics explained that "the infor-
mation ideally is processed and
sent to the reception desk of the
Clinic to which the patient has
been assigned-before he gets
there. We don't always make it,
but the wait now is shorter
than ever before.
Patients waiting to see their
physicians are supplied with an
abundance of current reading
material which they can read in
surroundings that have been con-
sciously made as pleasant as pos-
Tropical fish of varieties rang-
ing from the common goldfish to
unusual specimans such as the
Siamese fighting fish highlight
some of the waiting rooms, while
in othershthere are artistically
arranged tropical plants.
CHILDREN have. been shown
special consideration in the plan-
ning of their waiting arrange-
ments. In Pediatrics clinic wait-
ing rooms they play with a variety
of toys, from building blocks to
hobby-horses that have been
painted bright red. Every effort
is made to keep the youngsters
amused while waiting to see their
One harassed parent of three
young patients pointed out that
"it's really a relief to come see
the doctor. With all this stuff
to amuse the children they don't
fuss at all."
Diabetics and patients with
other dietary difficulties receive
instruction in the Endocrinology
and Metabolism clinic which help
them plan meals suited .to their
needs. Wax models of foods that
look "more real than some dorm
food" help to drive these lessons
* * *
PATIENTS are hardly aware of
some innovations which have met
with considerable staff approval.
One is the check-in board ar-
rangement that "lets us know at
a glance who's in and who's not."
A large part of the Clinic
staff is composed of citizens of
many nations who are complet-
ing their training here before
Taking the attitude that "we
are as good as the UN, and we get
along better with each other,"
staff members consider their work
in the Clinic almost as interna-
Working in close contact with
the University Hospital, many of
the Clinic's staff are connected
with both institutions. A part of
the long range plan for the ex-
pansion of the University Medical
Center as a whole, this interrela-
tion is the first step in the devel-
opment of a completely unified
medical unit at the University.
Outpatient Clinic S
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PRECISION INSTRUMENTS ARE STOCK EQUIPMENT EMERGENCY CASES ARE TREATED 24 HOURS DAILY
Many corrective devices such as eyeglasses are dispensed in the clinic Patients can be rushed to this clinic in a matter of seconds.
CHILDREN CAN ENJOY COMING TO THE CLINIC-AND WAITING
Toys and playmates are a part of the plan to make visiting the doctor fun.
SOME SPECIALISTS HAVE PRIVATE PRACTICES
One of the doctors treats a patient in his Clinic office.
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