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FEBRUARY 12, 1958



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Injury May Have Caused
Lincoln's Rise to Power.

The warmth and humor, habit-
ual melancholy expression and
dedication to justice of Abraham
Lincoln-all trademarks of the
Great Emancipator born 144 years
ago today- may have been caused
by a kick in the head from a horse,
a New York psychiatrist has spec-
In an article appearing in a
trade journal, the psychiatrist said
that Lincoln may have chosen a
life in politics because of a pos-
sible brain injury. The injury, he
said may have been inflicted by a
horse's kick when the 16th presi-
dent was 10 years old.
THE DOCTOR drew his conjec-
tures after a study of numerous
photographs and a life mask made
of Lincoln in 1860. In the mask
there is an unusual depression in
the forehead that might have been
caused by a skull fracture, he said.
Pictures show that Lincoln's
left eye was weakened and that
it would turn upward, giving
him a slightly staring expres-
sion. This was heightened by a
weakening of muscles on one
side of his face.
Persons with these characterist-
ics might be suffering from a cer-
tain type of brain injury, the psy-
chiatrist said. Such a person, he
continued, in order to keep alert,
' ould have to cultivate "special
stimulating interests and objec-
tives, such as a passion for legal
justice for all people."
"Lincoln did just this, as a hu-
morist seeking happiness and as a
humanist seeking justice, in an
endless fight to overcome the ten-
SL Problems
(Continued from Page 1)
elections have featured more than'
25 contests at times.
On the other hand, the Legis-
lature has defended its right to
act as a voice of the students on
several counts:
1) Voters in 1946 emphatically
favored the present system over
the plan of organizational repre-
2) Under a plan of purely organ-I
izational representation it is claim-1
ed a great many students would
have no representatives.s
3) The Survey Research center
poll of 1952 showed students in
favor of the Hare system.
4) Through the SL Speakers'1
Bureau and other devices, the Leg-
islature feels it can keep in reason-1
ably good touch with student opin-i
5) Increasing student participa-i
tion in elections. -
Tomorrow: Functions of studenti


* * *

... a kick brought fame?
* * *
dency to lapse into a rut of sad
gloomy, suicidal preoccupations."
e* * *
AT LEAST ONE local expert
doesn't see quite eye to eye with
the doctor's ideas, however. A
prominent local psychiatrist, who
declined to be named, said that
one cannot diagnose accurately
with so little information.
He explained that while some-
times very skilled persons can
get in indication of a mental ill-
ness by looking at a subject, such
a diagnosis is useless unless
scientific data is available to
substantiate it.
"You 'know, this is a favorite'
occupation of psychiatrists-figur-
ing out who had what," he laugh-
ed. "But I think this doctor would
be better off handling people who
are alive."
"Probably Lincoln did feel de-
pressed. Much of his behavior as
it is recorded is evidence of that,"
he said.
But, he added, "If that's what
made Lincoln what he was, may-
be it would be nice for all of us
to be kicked in the head."
Crib Selects
New Sponsor
Prof. G. Vander Velde, chair-
man of the history department will
be faculty sponsor for the Michi-
gan Crib. pre-law society, it was
announced last night.
Prof. Vander Velde succeeds
Prof. William R. Leslie of the his-
tory department who is on sab-
batical leave.
First Crib meeting of the semes-
ter is scheduled at 8 p.m. Thurs-
day, Feb. 19 at the League. Law-
rence A. Price, assistant state At-
torney General and Prof.- George
Bergon of the University of De-
troit law school will speak on "Why
Study Law?"

Michigan city managers, admin-
istrative assistants and University
professors met yesterday in the
Fifth Annual Management Clinic
to discuss problems facing city
canagers and possible solutions
to these problems. '
Sponsored by the University's
Institute of Public Administration,
the three-day clinic is holding
combined sessions this year with
the Michigan Chapter of the In-
ternational City Managers' As-
* 1* *
THE FIRST meeting yesterday
marked an attempt by the man-
agers to find ways of obtaining
more harmonious relationships
between themselves and their
city councilmen.
A suggestion offered by some
managers was to give councilmen
agendas of meetings and fact-
ual details of topics to be dis-
cussed everal day before the
council met.
Thi technique, they claimed
would not only insure that coun-
cilmen would 6e well informed on
issues, but would - also cut the
length of the meeting almost in
Later, managers talked over the
employment of administrative as-
sistants who work for an individ-
ual manager as part of their
training program. These assistants
not only cari take over many minor
duties of managers, they said, but
also perform liaison ahd public
relations jobs.
,a * *
in turn, told over-burdened man-
agers what had been most help-
ful to them during their training
period and difficulties they faced
after becoming city managers.
Discussion topics scheduled
for today and tomorroy include
"University Training for Mu-
nicipal Government," "City
Managers and City Attorney Re-
lations" and "Legislation and
How It Affects City Managers."
Officers of the Michigan Chap-
ter of the International City Man-
agers' Association, which is now
celebrating its twenty-fifth anni-
versary, will be chosen today.
Meetings will be at 9:30 a.m. and
2 p.m. today, and at 9:30 a.m. to-
morrow in the East Conference
Room of the Rackham Bldg.
Group To Set Up
Near Eastern Club
A free coffee hour, featuring
slides and discussion on the Near
East and is scheduled for 4 p.m.
tomorrow in the Student-Faculty
Lounge of the League.
Open to the campus, and espec-
ially those interested in the Near
East, the meeting has been plan-
ned as the first step toward the
organization of a campus club for
Near Eastern study.


'U' Doctors Deny Urgent
Need for Federal Funds

University doctors said yester-
day that the medical school is not
in dire need of federal aid to med-
ical education because of generous
state appropriations.
The question of federal funds to
medicine was bandied about by
the last Congress and will probably
be discussed by the newly elected
of the nation's population and
doctors has been maintained, this
trend will not make it possible to
increase the present over-all physi-
cian-population relation for 1960,
according to former President
Truman's Commission on the
Health Needs of the Nation.
To keep up with the growing
demand for the past two years
the Medical School has increased
its freshmen class from 150 to
200. This was made possible by
the new Outpatient clinic and
state appropriations, according
to Dr. William M. Brace, Health
Service physician.
"It doesn't look- like the Uni-
versity needs federal aid, because
the state appropriations are sup-
plemented by private funds and
foundations," Dr. Brace said.
The profession doesn't want gov-
ernment interference, but federal
loans for physical plants are a
good idea, he added.
Arts Festival
Will Feature
Student Work
Professionals and amatures alike
will have a chance to exhibit their
works in the Fifth Inter Arts Fes-
tival Exhibit to. be held March 8
through 29 in the arts .gallery of
the Alumni Memorial Hall.
Students in any school or col-
lege of the University are eligible
and almost any variety of art and
crafts may be exhibited, but no
student may submit more thann
four entries in the following cate-
gories: graphic arts, sculpture and
All paintings must be suitably
framed and mounted and the
prices should be listed on objects
for sale.
Entries should be delivered to
the arts gallery from 9 a.m. to
noon and 1:30 to 5 p.m. on Thurs-
day and Friday, March 5 and 6.
Beacon Meeting
To Elect Officers
The Beacon Club will meet at 8
p.m. today in Rm. 3-R of the Un-
All members and their friends as
well as prospective members are
urged to attend. The election of
officers will take place at this

Dr. Brace said that since small
communities have the greatest
need for more physicians, the
Medical Schoolrhas encouraged
graduates to practice in these
areas rather than large cities.
a. a e
FEDERAL AID in the field of
public health has been a reality
since 1935 in the form of funds for
buildings and research at the Uni-
versity and throughout the nation,
Dean of the Public Health SchooY
Henry Vaughan said.,
Declaring that government in-
terference hasn't come with aid,
Dean Vaughan believes that
federal funds should be con-
tinued in the public health area.
As yet, this field has felt no
crimp in its work because of the
supply of state and private
funds, the dean added.
Dr. S., J. Axelrod, Associate Di-
rector of the Bureau of Public
Health Economics believes, "It is
possible to incorporate safe-
guards in federal legislation giv-
ing financial aid to medical educa-
tion so there would be no gov-
ernmental control over curricu-
lum content and admission poli-
Governmental control is the
main fear of the American
Medical Association, Dr. Axel-
rod said.
Privately endowed medical
schools feel the lack of funds more
than the larger tax supported in-
stitutions, the doctor continued.
Numerous studies conducted
over the last few years have shown
that medical schools needed from
$10,000,000 to $40,000,000 in in-
creased operating revenue each
year and a minimum of several
hundred million dollars for new
construction and capital expan-
sion, according to Dr. Howard
Rusk of the New York Times.


Legal Meet
To Be Held
Six hundred midwest lawyers
will gather *in Ann Arbor tomor-
row for the University's fourth an-
nual two-day Iftstitute on Advo-
Meeting in the Rackham Audi-
torium, the attorneys will hear
seven talks on various aspects of
how to present more effective
On the agenda for tomorrow
afternoon are a talk on techni-
ques of finding evidence and
a technical discussion of a Mich-
igan court rule.
Joseph Hinshaw, trial lawyer
and past president of the Illinois
Bar Association, will discuss court-
room use of charts, pictures and
other demonstrations at 8 p.m.
Saturday morning, the lawyers
will hear two talks on how to pre-
sent injury cases.
Lloyd Paul Stryker, nationally
known criminal trial lawyer, will
tell of his experiences in criminal
practice at 2 p.m. Saturday. Les-
ter P. Dodd will conclude the ses-
sion with a talk on civil litigation.

APO Expands Services,
Takes Over New Office

Both a new office and a new
function mark the beginning of
the semester activities of campus
service fraternity, Alpha Phit
The group was busy during the
interim between semesters handl-
ing the registration program at
Waterman Gymnasium and the
coat checking service at J-Hop.
It also maintains a guide ser-
vice for visitors to the campus
and offers mimeographing ser-
vices at cost to all recognized

at Municipal Parking Lot, 616 South Forest Ave.
Just off South University

campus organizations. It is
now assisting in the SL Book
APO, which has its new offic
in the Student Legislature Bldg.
is expanding services to. includi
taking care of the campus bulletit
To acquaint interested student
with the purposes and function
of the organization, there will be
an open meeting at 7:30 p.mi
Thursday, Feb. 19, in the Union

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