THE MICHIGAN DAILY
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1953
250,000 PROJECT: Past Year
County Courthouse Progresses Rapidly!Reviewed
Counselors Offices Filled
By PAT EOELOFS
Operations be-;un on the new
county courthouse less than a
month ago are showing rapid
progress, according to a field su-
pervisor of the estimated $3,250,000
The huge U-shape structure is
beginning to take shape on the
Fourth, Huron and Main Street
block and is expected to be com-
pleted near the end of 1955.
TO AVOID a standstill in offi-
cial county office procedure dur-
ing the two-year building period,
the new building is taking shape
around the old courthouse. Be-
cause the west wall of the present
building is near the site of a wall
of the new building, the'old court-
house will have to be torn down
before the modern structure is en-
Foundation blocks and a skel-
eton boiler room for the future
two and three story structure
have already been completed.
Workmen on the job explained
yesterday that cold weather does
to some extent slow progress, es-
pecially when laying cement. To-
day a temporary deck is slated to-
be built to protect both workmen
and materials from snow and rain.
* * *
FIELD headquarters have been
set up on the walled-in grounds
in three house trailers. Shacks for
plumbing equipment, laborers, and
storage have been built at scatter-
ed points on the grounds.
Blue prints are kept on hand
at various points of work in the
huge rising skeleton, for exact
measurements must be checkedt
and rechecked to avoid errors in
the final structure.1
Approximately 100 laborers willk
be employed in construction of the
Technically, the structure is1
known as the county building andI
will be used for offices, as well as3
courts. Other official WashtenawE
county proceedings will originatei
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expensive and difficult to purchase
United States goods-a situation
which might cause a decline in ex-
ports of United State's goods, and
a need for expansion of the coun-
try's foreign aid policy, he said.
PROF. PAUL W. McCracken of
the business administration school,
noted there has been "some edging
off of business activity since the
middle of this year and the settl-
ing down will probably continue
Citing his reasons why a
striking decline will probably
not come about in the country
Prof. McCracken said the rate
of decline has not been serious
enough to warrant any fears of
the future, that consumer de-
mand has been strong. Total
government spending shouldn't
fall off, to any great extent, but
considerable tax reduction will
help the country's business, he
On the international scene, Rob-
ert F. Curtis of the political
science department predicted that
Laniel will be ousted in 1954 and
that the French government will
face continued instability. He said
there would probably be two
changes in France's government
next year, since the average ad-
ministration in France lasts about
By JANE HOWARD
German and geology majors en-
joy the University's quickest serv-
ice now that new semesters' elec-
tions must be approved-there are
fewer concentrates in these two
departments than in any other.
For the literary !college's 300
English majors, 181 political sci-
ence enthusiasts and 170 history
majors, however, the tale of pre-
registration procedures is a vast-
ly different one. Counselors in
these divisions have been booked
solidly with appointments for
weeks, and can foresee little let-'
up in the two weeks remaining be-
HOURS of patient waiting are
in order especially for English ma-
New Local Bana
To Open Monday
With a four day open house, the
Ann Arbor Federal Savings and
Loan Association will officially be-
gin operations Monday at their
new . $300,000 offices. Location of
the modern two-story building is
situated at Liberty and Division.
Bank officials plan to distribute
gifts to all visitors attending the
open house. "Photo banks" and
pens will be given to those open-
ing savings accounts.
This move marks the fourth ex-
pansion in the local history of the
association, which was originally
located downtown in two rented
jors, since there is only one coun-
selor to advise and approve their
new elections. Prof. Carlton Wells
of the English department must
see all 300 students in that de-
Personnel in both the fresh-
man - sophomore and junior-
senior counseling offices empha-
sized that students who aren't,
able to make appointments with
their counselors "are not perse-
cuted -they're just too late!
We have to operate on a first-
Counselors explain that in any
case, only 50 percent of their stu-
dent charges can be accommodat-
ed with appointments before the
hectic last half-day before regis-
tration. At this final opportunity,
lines often stand for hours with
the prospect of a brief meeting
so the faculty members may ap-
prove and sign election cards.
DURING finals faculty members
don't have time enough to con-
duct counseling appointments.
Only two weeks remain, after
Christmas holidays in which stu-
dents may attempt to see their
advisors concerning classes for
In both the counseling offices,
where temporary time schedules
for next semester are available,
the perennial moan of "course
conflict!" is heard from all
"All the prerequisites I've got to
take now-or else," one sophomore
complained, "seem to be offered at
the same time.
NEW COUNTY COURTHOUSE GETS UNDERWAY
'CITIZEN OF THE WORLD':
Baxter Gets Knowledge
From World Travels
By RUPERT CUTLER
Prof. Dow V. Baxter is an un-
usual man with unusual ideas.
A botany and forest pathology
professor by trade, he is known
by the title "Citizen of the World."
* * *
ALASKA is his adopted home.
He has spent 15 summers there
but has also traveled through Eu-
rope three times and has visited
every state and Canadian prov-
In search of new material for
Prof. John Field Enters Race
For Local Supervisors' Board
Prof. John Field of the journal-
ism department announced yes-
terday he will seek a position on
the County Board of Supervisors
in next spring's election.
A course in manuscript writing
and a friend's suggestion led Bar-
bara B. Noe, speech department
secretary, to enter a radio script
contest last spring.'
Yesterday Miss Noe was notifed
that her script, "Antonio's Par-
cel," has won a prize in the radio
contest and is to be broadcast at
8:30 p.m. Wednesday on the Dr.
Christian radio series.
An original story, "Antonio's
Parcel" concerns an Italian im-
migrant and is written in Ital-
ian-accented English. The play;
was Miss Noe's first major at-
tempt. She had never written
any stories before auditing a
course taught by Prof. Edgar E.
Willis of the speech department.
Asked how it felt to have the
story broadcast, Miss Noe said she
was "embarrassed." "I entered thej
contest and then forgot all about
it." Explaining that she "hardly
remembered the story," Miss No
added "I owe it all to Prof. Willis
and my friend."
In spite of her first major effort
becoming a prize-winner, Miss
Noe is not planning to write any
more scripts at present.
In what is reported to be the
first real contest for the board to
date, Democrat Prof. Field will op-
pose Republican incumbent Alvah
H. Heald for the seventh ward
* * S
PROF. FIELD graduated from
the University in 1933 and has
lived in Ann Arbor for 17 years.
During World War II, he was a
member of the intelligence staff
of Gen. Douglas MacArthur and
served as officer-in-charge of an
Prof. Field has reported pro-
ceedings of the Board of Su-
pervisors for, area newspapers
for several years. At present,
Prof. Field is also a consultant
for the Bureau of School Ser-
Along with the professor's an-
nouncement of entering the race
was that of Republican C. Ludwig
Schneider. He will seek the Fourth
Ward post and now stands unop-.
posed because the office was va-
cated by Charles E. Rabideau.
Rabideau has said he will not run
for a third term.
his pet project, a Monograph on THERE WILL b a t deal
W~jood Destroying Fungi of the gretda
of difficulty in passing the Euro-
Northern Hemisphere, P r o f *pean Defense Community plans in
Baxter has led expeditions to France, Curtis noted, adding that
Newfoundland, Labrador, Ice- the United States might influ-
land and Russia. He was a guest ence the decision if it chose to cut
of the Czechoslovakian govern- off funds to help finance the
ment while doing work in that French troops fighting in Indo-
country and has visited many China war.
islands in the Caribbean. Before France does ratify the
As a result of these travels he plans, it will probably want to
has acquired a vast knowledge of I make certain that United States
forest trees and their diseases and troops will stay on the continent
material for countless "tall tales." and that Britain will also join in
Students in his classes find that the EDC, he added.
he shares with them both his for- Commenting on the current sit-
gift for storytelling . uation in South America, Prof.
estry knowledge and his matchless Philip B. Taylor, also of the po-
A member of many scientific so- litical science department, said
cieties, Prof. Baxter was secretary there is a "probability" of Com-
of the Michigan Academy of Arts munist expansion into South
and Sciences for several years and American countries, but he as-
was elected president of the For- serted that this expansion would
estry section of the International not become domination.
Botanical Congress in 1950. He is Although Guatemala is not pres-
also a member of the Arctic In- ently dominated by Communists,
stitute of North America, the New he said, there is a future possi-
York Explorers' Club and the So- bility of such control due to "in-
ciety of Foresters of Great Brit- ternal developmentsand the in-
cietyability of the United States to
Sproperly gauge the situation."
ACCORDING to Prof. Baxter, OUR COUNTRY is tending to
an education should be "useful" as drive Guatemala into Communism,
opposed to "practical" training for the Administration is "reluc-
which, to him, has a "dollars-and- tant to view the situation in terms
cents" connotation. 3 of their interests."
"My main concern," he says, In Bolivia, Prof. Taylor said
"is to take knowledge into the "the principle wing of govern-
.field. Classes should give the ment there is controlled byba
stuentpratic inobsrvig,-moderately leftist group but
student practice in observing, terisaton Cmuit
and interpreting what he ob- there is a strong Communs
serves." wing in the government party."
e rofessor is a prolific au- nlike Guatemala however, few
Theproessr i a rolficau-businesses in Bolivia are man-I
thor and an enthusiastic photog- aged by the United States." I
rapher. His text "Pathology in Appointments of ambassadors to
Forest Practice" is currently on South American countries in 1953
sale and his technical treatises "indicatesthat we are intent upon
have been published in many sci- pushing our interpretation of how
'entific journals and by the De- they should solve their own prob-
partment of Agriculture. lems," according to Prof. Taylor.
He further cited the appoint-
Geitment of a former president of For-
Litraries eign Bondholders Protective Or-
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CHEST RESPIRATOR 'BREATHES' FOR POLIO PATIENT
Polio Patients Treated
At Respiratory ?Center
Help Fight TB
VIP% " "
Weaver To Attend'
Prof. Richard L. Weaver of the
conservation department will fig-
ure prominently in the sixth an-
nual Joint Conference of the
Science Teaching Societies in Bos-
ton, from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1.
Christmas Turkey or Roaster
. . . on the s*s
Stall No. 118,
All poultry dressed the day before.
3 , ganization which represented the
Litle Vacdtir American capital point of view in
contrast to accustomed Latin-
American socialist solution of the
Libraries and study halls acrosspd
camps wll e cose Chistas roblem as Ambassador to Mexico.
campus will be closed Christmas On the other hand, Prof. Tay-
and New Years day but will remain r noted that the United States
open duringimost of the other is ready to give President Peron of
days of vacation. E Argentina financial and economic
The main library will be open aid "a short-run expedient con-
from 8 a.m.. till 6 p.m. Monday tayt cetdUie tts
through Wednesday and from 8 trary to accepted United States'
a.m. till 5 p.m. Thursdays start- principles of integrity in govern-
ing Monday and ending Dec. 31. ment."
Study halls will be open from 1. But the only reason we are giv-
a.m. until noon and from 2 p.m. ing Peron aid is because he is
aill4. ilyonandspeaking out louder than the other
till 4 p.m. daily. Latin officials, Prof. Taylor said,
Books may be checked out over adding that Peron's regime4s "un-
the holidays and overdue books democratic and Argentina has
will be charged for each day of ,,oti adff r ."
Regular hours will begin Jan. 3. There is even "documentary evi-
______________dence that Peron was a paid Ger-
man agent during the last war,"
'53 Union Opera Prof. Taylor asserted, saying that
the Argentine opportunist will
Takes Road Tour play along with the Communists,
if it looks favorable."
The 1953 production of the Un-
ion Opera, "Up 'N' Atom," Will ToAppear On TV
take to the road before classes re-
sume in January. Prof. Philip B. Taylor, Jr. of
On its longest road tour since the political science department
the 1920's, the Union Opera will and Prof. Ross N. Pearson of the
give one-night performances Dec. geography department will lead a
26 in Toledo; Dec. 28 in Buffalo; discussion on Latin American
Dec. 29 in Cleveland; Dec. 30 in geography on the University ofI
Flint; Dec. 31 in Detroit and Jan. Michigan Television Hour at 1
2 in Chicago. p.m. Sunday.
By NAN SWINEHART
A woman wearing a chest res-'
pirator and a big smile is one of
the first patients seen upon enter-
ing the polio respiratory center at
Today marks the first day the
woman has been able to sit up
since she was stricken with polio.
The nerves of her breathing mus-
cles, like those of many other po-
lio victims, have been weakened
or destroyed by the polio virus.
Without mechanical help she and
others so afflicated could not
THE CENTER at University
Hospital is for the rehabilitiation
of respirator patients crippled by
polio. While being operated as part
of the University Hospital, the
center is supported by a grant
from the National Foundation for
In addition to their breath-
ing program, the center works
with orthopedics, physical med-
icine, physical therapy, occu-
pational therapy, the hospital
school, social service and the
state vocational rehabilitation
agency to help its patients.
Respiratory equipment at the
center includes tank respirators
(iron lungs), chest respirators and
According to Dr. C. L. Swartz,
about 25 percent of the patients
will need mechanical help in
breathing for the rest of their
lives. This does not mean that
they will spend. all of this time in
the hospital. When the center
feels the patient is ready, he will
be sent home. Respiratory equip-
ment is supplied to the patients
by the National Foundation for
PATIENTS are able to do many
things while wearing a chest res-
nirator. They can sit. read and
while using a portable unit run
There will be eight other cen-
ters like the one at the Univer-
sity Hospital, which are sup-
ported by the March of Dimes.
If a patient needs to be admit-
ted to a center, his local chap-
ter of the National Foundation
pays' for his care. Here in Ann
Arbor, students not only from
the United States but also from
foreign countries are cared for
by the Washtenaw County Chap-
Centers like these were estab-
lished for the rehabilitation of
respirator patients, with the goal
of getting them home and, if pos-
sible, employed. Care for polio pa-
tients is a very specialized field,
Dr. Swartz said, and it is well to
have it centralized.
Other functions of the center
are research and education of
both the general public and of
the medical profession. Visitors
have come from all over the
world to see the center and re-
A course is given resident physi-
cians in the care of acute polio and
respirator patients so that they
will have needed knowledge dur-
ing a polio epidemic.
The March of Dimes, which
supports these centers' will begin
Saturday, Jan. 2 and will extend
through the month of January.
Cannisters will be put in promi-
nent places in local stores so that
residents may donate.
We extend our
1 " Christmas
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