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Volunteer Services Department
Assists University Hospital Staff

In the fall of 1953 75 students
gave 1,476%/ hours of service to
the Volunteer Services Department
of the University Hospital.
Last spring 107 students volun-
teered 3,00414 hours. Each year
thousands of patients come to the
hospital to go through Outpatient
Clinics for diagnosis and recom-
mendations for treatment, and
some for registration as bed pa-
tients for periods ranging from a
few days, to many months.
The majority of these people
come from outside Ann Arbor,
leaving their family and friends.
behind. At the hospital, patients
receive the best in nursing and
medical care, but there are many
"extra" personal services which
volunteers can do.
Department Established in 1941
For this reason, the Volunteer
Services Department was estab-
lished in 1941, and reorganized in
January, 1953, to assist the regu-
lar hospital staff and to save them
time in their professional work.
They have done much by giving a
few hours of their limited time
each week to bring added friend-
ship and a touch of the "outside"
world to the patients.
The Volunteer Services Depart-
ment, as the main hospital, is un-
der the control of the Board of
Regents of the University and is
pne of the major self-supporting
units on campus. More than 2,400
people are employed in the hos-
pital, serving 20,000 bed patients
and 40,000 new clinic patients
To comply with the growing
hospital, many more volunteers
are needed then ever before, ac-
cording to Mrs. Adrea W. Keyes,
director of volunteer services.
Friendly Service
When students offer their ser-
vices as a volunteer to the Uni-
versity Hospital, they assume a
part not only in giving friendly
services to the patients, but the
added responsibility of under-
standing the hospital itself, its
many functions, problems and ser-
vices. The spirit of their services
determines their value as a vol-
The community service commit-
tee of the Legaue fills all requests
for short time volunteer services
at the hospital. Chairman Joan
Hyman is assisted by Charnie
Butman, Paula Limberg, Carol
Downs and Ursula Gebhard.
Students may serve as a volun-
teer in any one of the many ca-
pacities, depending on their own
interests, convenience and the
amount of time they wish to de-
vote to the service.
volunteers either staff the Sun-

Jazz Concert!
'U' Men's Glee Club
To Sponsor Troupe
When Norman Granz' "Jazz at
the Philharmonic" performs at
Hill Auditorium Wednesday, Oct.i
13, under the sponsorship of thel
Men's Glee Club, there will ap-
pear on one stage a dozen of thee
most outstanding names in the1
jazz world.
Spotlighted performers in the
troupe include singing star Ellat
Fitzgerald,, pianist Oscar Peter-i
son, drummers Buddy Rich and
Louis Beilson, trumpeters Dizzy1
Gillespie and Roy Eldridge, saxo-1
phonists Flip Phillips and Ben#
Webster, clarinetist Buddy De'
Franco, trombonist Bill Harris,
bassist Ray Brown and guitarist
Herb Ellis.
Miss Fitzgerald, Gillespie, De
Franco, Brown, Harris and Rich7
have all been selected by a nation-{
al music magazine as best in their
respectiye fields.
Since its inception at the Los
Angeles Philharmonic Auditorium
in 1944, "Jazz at the Philhar-
monic" (JATP) has become one of
the most successful jazz concertiz-
ing units in the music world. The
troup has completed 14 nation-
wide tours and has toured Europe
three times.
In Ann Arbor two performances
will be presented: one at 7 p.m.
and the other at 9:15 p.m. on
Wednesday, Oct. 13. Tickets may
be purchased for $1, $1.50 and $2.
Orders for blocks of tickets will
be accepted until Monday, Oct. 4
at 3519 Administration Building.
Other tickets will go on sale Oct.
4 at the Administration Building.
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Tax Center Opened

Did you pay your income tax
last March?
If not, you'd better watch out.
There are internal revenue agents
in town. It is all part of a federal
government plan to provide an
Advanced Training Center for rev-
enue men, under the direction of
Prof. Charles J. Gaa of the School
of Business Administration.
Planned about a year ago when
Congress appropriated money for
it, the project got underway in
July. The Internal Revenue De-
partment sent bids to various col-
leges and universities, asking for
a prospectus.
'U' Business Administration
Bids were received from 22 uni-
versities, and the business admin-
istration school received exclu-
sive rights. As a result, there are
100 revenue men on campus be-
tween the ages of 25 to 35 with
at least one year in the Depart-
ment and holding varied college
Over 90 per cent are certified

public accountants and all are
from the Auditing Division.
Purposes and hopes of the pro-
jects include technical improve-
ment by taking graduate work in
new corses, a broadening of view-
point and perspective and the re-
cruitment of young people from
universities for a career in the
government service.
The men were selected on a
nerit basis from applications,
which were first screened by 64
district offices all over the Unit-
ed States. They underwent subse-
quent investigation by 9 regional
offices, which received quotas from
Washington. One hundred regu-
lars and alternates were chosen,
from about 850 applicants.
Selection of Applicants
Criteria for the selection was
future potential in terms of ability
and years of useful service, suc-
cess on job performance and men-
tal alertness and ambition.
Also included was a demonstrat-
ed purpose to make the Internal
Revenue Service a career and sat-
isfactory personal characteristics
and conduct. The men had to
agree to spend three more years
in the service after completing
the course, or else agree to reim-
burse a part of the cost to the
Although tuition, books and
transportation are paid by the
government in addition to $3 per
day and their regular salary, this
is no soft job. Each man is taking
18 hours of credit plus a lecture
series, and is subject to all Univer-
sity regulations. Supplies and oth-
er living expenses are paid for out
of their own pockets.

VOLUNTEER SERVICES-Lois Ash, a junior in the literary
school, is assisting Mrs. Ethel Morlock, a patient in University
Hospital in the Physical Medicine ward. This is only one of 14
departmental services that are open to volunteers.



day Chapel services for patients
or contact new hospital patients
during the week and inform them
of these services. Protestant, Cath-
olic and Jewish volunteers con-
tact patients of their own faith.j
The hours are from 10 a.m. to noon
Sunday, and Monday through
Friday afternoons or evenings.
volunteers are women of mature
age who assist in amusing child-
ren on weekends and in early
evening before bedtime. Hours:
6 to 8 p.m. daily, and Saturday
and Sunday afternoons or even-
Often combined yith another
service, the FEEDING SERVICE
volunteers assist patients who have
difficulty in feeding themselves.
Hours: noon to 1 p.m. and 5 to
6 p.m. daily.
Volunteers who take out of town
visitors and local groups on tours
through the hospital departments
and clinics are members of the
GUIDE SERVICE. Hours are from
1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Fri-
unteers visit with patients on
nursing units and do personal ser-
vices for them, such as reading,
writing letters, shopping and er-
rands. Hours: 1 to 5 p.m. and 7
to 8:30 p.m. Monday through
mittees of volunteers act as host-
esses in hospital lobbies. They
greet patients and visitors and di-
rect them to theirtdestination.
They also assist at the registra-
tion desks and escort patients to
various clinics. Hours for members
of this committee are from 8 a.m.
to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. daily.
volunteers take the book and mag-
azine carts to the patient's bed-
side and distribute magazines to
the Outpatient Clinic waiting
rooms. Hours: 10 a.m. to noon and

2 to 4 pJm. Monday through Fri-
Volunteers help physical thera-
pists in the gymnasium and oc-
cupational therapists in their shop
and on the wards during the treat-
ment of disabled patients in PHY-
SICAL MEDICINE. Hours: 8 a.m.'
to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. daily.
Any students or adults interest-
ed in assisting teachers by escort-
ing children to and from their
nursing unit to the Hospital
School area may join the SCHOOL
staff. They also may act as teach-
er's helpers in wards, school li-
brary, workshop and classrooms.
Hours are from 9 a.m. to noon and
1 to 4 p.m. daily.
teers assist the Recreation Leader
by planning and providing pro-
grams and parties for various
units, by escorting patients to
these nursing units and the School
Recreation Room, and by taking
the game cart to the patient's
bedside. Hours: 1 to 4 p.m. and
6:30 to 10 p.m. Monday through
Volunteers captain groups of
volunteers in a given service or
department are all members of the
committee of VOLUNTEER CAP-
TAINS. This may include recruit-
ing and training, scheduling of
hours and days of service, arrang-
ing for a substitute and oversee-
ing the service generally or act-
ing as office assistants. The hours
are arranged for the convenience
of the captain.
untters assist the Board of Public
Health Nursing Association by
helping register and prepare babies
for medical examination in the
clinic. Hours: 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tues-
day through Friday.
A minimum of three hours of
service each week, for a minimum
of six month's time, is required
of each volunteer. Women volun-
teers wear cherry red smocks and
men volunteers short jackets as
hospital uniforms.

Representatives from wo-
men's housing units are asked
to leave their volleyball sign-
up sheets by 3 p.m. tomorrow
at the Barbour Gym office. Wo-
men living in the league houses,
which don't have teams com-
peting may leave their name,
phone number and times they
can play on a special sheet
posted on the bulletin board. .
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