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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24,1955

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PACE SEVEN

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Union Sponsors Detroit Drama Trip'
To See 'Dear Charles' Production

SALK FIELD TRIALS:

Polio0

Lab

Tickets for the Union trip to
Detroit to see Tallulah Bankhead
in "Dear Charles" next Monday,
1 will be on sale from 3 to 5 p.m.
today and tomorrow in the Union
Student Offices.
Only three buses are being sent
on this trip with room for 100
students. Tickets will be $4.25 com-
plete, for the $2.40 round trip bus
ride and the $4.40 orchestra seat.
Buses will leave the Union at
6:30 p.m. and the show will begin
at 8:30 p.m. Late permission will
be granted to all women students
attending.
Broadway Run
r Thliis production of "Dear
Charles" comes straight from a 16-
month run on Broadway. Adapted
from a French play by Marc Gil-
bert Sauvajen and Frederick John-
son, it concerns the problems of
an older career woman who has
had three illegitimate children by
three different lovers.
It is only when two of her chil-
dren decide to get married that
the mother tells their the truth,
rounds up their fathers and makes
an attempt to solve the problem
by agreeing to marry any of them.
Tallulah Bankhead portrays this
completely unabashed mother, in
what Mark Gallon, chairman of
the Union Student Service Com-

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mittee, calls one of her "most fas-
cinating roles."
Fine Entertainment
This is the first Union trip of the
semester. Gallon explained that it
is a non-profit enterprise aimed at
"bringing the finest in entertain-
ment to students."
"The Union wants to encourage
large groups of students to buy
tickets," Gallon explained. "It is
an educational experience besides
being a lot of fun." He mentioned
that frequently large groups of

dorm or sorority coeds attend
shows together.
Fifth Season
Next slated Union trip will be
Sunday, March 6 to the Detroit
showing of "Fifth Season" star-
ring Chester Morris. This show is
coming direct from a two year run
on Broadway.
"Fifth Season" has been hailed
by critics as "one of the finest
comedies of the year."
Tickets for this trip are also
priced at $4.25.

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'U" Terrace Players
Offer New Musical

"Education or Bust," the first
University Terrace production, will
be presented at Tappan Junior
High School Auditorium at 8:30
p.m. Feb. 25 and 26.
Tickets are on sale for 75 cents
each. Proceeds will be used for the
enlargement of playground facili-
ties at the University Terrace
Apartments.
Nancy Carrington and Lorraine
Miller, the originators of the idea

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FACULTY WIVES:
Group Greets Newcomers

By ROSE PERLBERG v
One of the 17 active groups that
constitute the Faculty Women's
Club, the Newcomers Section was
organized to better acquaint first
and second year women faculty
T members and wives of new staff
members with each other and
other members of the club.
- In existence since 1927, it in-
tended to encourage participation
in activities of the club.
Junior Posts
Petitioning is now open to
'sophomore women for the fol-
lowing junior League positions:j
second vice-president, three
members of the Interviewing
and Nominating Committee and
two members and secretary of
the Women's Judiciary Coun-
cil.
In addition, openings include
chairman, secretary and mem-
ber-at-large of the League
House Council and chairmen
for the date bureau, hostess
committee and publicity for the
dance classes.
Posts for five assistants on
Merit-tutorial, four assistants
on Personnel, three assistants
on Special Projects, five as-
sistants on Social and five as-
sistants on the Public'Relations
Committees, are also available.
..All JGP Central Committee
positions may be petitioned for
by sophomore coeds. Summer
school League Council posts are
also open.
Petitions are due by 5 p.m.
Tuesday in the League Under-
graduate Office.

and co-producers of the two-act
musical comedy are both occupants
of University Terrace apartments.
Original Music
The book and original music is
written by Lorraine Miller, a Ca-
nadian from Montreal.
Early dancing and vocal train-
ing led to a professional.singing
career for Lorraine. She has sung
with various name bands in such
night spots as Montreal's El Mor-
occo and the Bellvue Casino. She
was featured vocalist with May-
nard Ferguson in,,Montreal and
Toronto.
Maynard is now with the Stan
Kenton aggregation.
Dance Choreography
Aside from being stage and busi-
ness manager, Nancy Carrington
is handling dance choreography
and direction.
She studied Cancing at the Lit-
tlefield School of Ballet in Phila-
delphia, at the Fred Astaire Studio
in New York City and variations
of ballet at the Peabody Conserva-
tory of Music in Baltimore, Mary-
land.
The director of "Education or
Bust" is William Teufel. Teufel
was drama director at Randolph
Macon Women's College in Lynch-
burg, Virginia and at the Univer-
sity of New York at Oswego, New
York.

"Prospective members must first
be affiliated with the club," Mrs.
Lindsay M. Hobbs, chairman of
the Section, explained. "Names of
those eligible are submitted to us
by the membership chairman of
the club in the fall and at other
times of the year," she continued.
Twelve patronesses, appointed
by the president of the Club give
six teas in the fall for first year
newcomers only. The guests learn
about the Section activities and
are invited to join.
The Section is governed by a
board of 14 members, who plan the
year's program and direct interest
groups. This year, creative cookery
has been added as a new interest
group to bridge, books and child
study.
Each interest group plans one
meeting a month. Demonstrations
of Hawaiian and Chinese cooking
highlighted meetings of the cook-
ery group.
Members of the book section
hear reviewers.
Those in child study are enter-
tained by experts in the field of
child psychology. Their meetings
are often supplemented by educa-
tional films.
The annual January bridge par-
ty is the most important event of
the year for the bridge group,
which schedules two meetings a
month.
"In addition to the interest
groups, we try to have five or six
general events for the whole Sec-
tion," Mrs. Hobbs remarked.'"Our
biggest affair will be a musical
review of wedding dresses from
1890 to the present, modeled by
newcomers," she said.

Testing of blood and fecal sam-
ples taken during mass field trials
of Salk polio vaccine is entering
final stages at 27 laboratories
throughout the United States.
One of the labs, under the di-
rectorship of Dr. Gordon Brown
of the epidemiology department is
located at the School of Public
Health.
The labs, according to Dr.
Brown, are the vital step between
field work performed last sum-
mer and the evaluation center
directed by Dr. Thomas Francis,
who is expected to release results
of field trial evaluations in April.
Dr. Francis works with statistics
sent him by the 27 labs-who are
doing actual testing of samples
taken during the trials.
Trials-Labs-Evaluation
"We fit in between the field
trial workers, who took the sam-
ples and Dr. Francis' Poliomyeli-
tus Vaccine Evaluation Center,
which will coordinate and evaluate
reports and statistics the labs send
him," Dr. Brown noted.
With a staff of about nine work-
ers and grants from the National
Foundation for Infantile Paralysis
Dr. Brown's lab services all blood
and fecal samples taken from the
ten Michigan counties participat-
ing in field trials.
In order to insure an accurate
unbiased evaluation, both labora-

MARY JANE HOUSE, lab technician, prepares tissue culture medium. Medium is used through-
out tests.

tories and the Evaluation Center
have taken rigid security meas-
ures.
Rigid Control Measures
As an example, Dr. Brown point-
ed out that when innoculations
were given to close to two mil-
lion first-, second-, and third-
graders last summer, half received
Salk vaccine and the other half,
a control group, received a harm-
less substitute.
"When we test the serums," Dr.
Brown said, "we have no idea
whether or not the person whose
samples we aretesting received
vaccine or the substitute."
r
Dr. Brown also noted that the
laboratories have only the names
and addresses of people they are
testing and the center has a code
number to identify the type of
innoculation the person got.
First Step
First step in the laboratory's
work, according to its director,
was to take blood samples from 2
per cent of all those inoculated
(either with vaccine or the sub-
stitute) in Michigan. The people
from whom samples were taken
were bled before receiving their
inoculations, once shortly after the
inoculations and once again sev-
eral months later, making a total
of three bleedings in all.
The blood serums were then
tested against the three known
types of polio virus to see if the
person being tested had developed
resistance to polio.
Comparing Antibody
By comparing the antibody level
in the blood serum (a measure of
the body's resistance to polio vi-
rus) taken before inoculation with
that taken after inoculation, it
was possible to determine what
effect the inoculations had, Dr.
Brown claimed.
Dr. Brown reiterated that their
tests only show what effect the
inoculation had on the blood ser-
um-only Dr. Francis knows
whether the inoculation given was
vaccine or substitute.
Specimens Taken
Second job performed by the
lab, according to Dr. Brown, wan
collection and examination of
blood and fecal specimens taken
from polio cases that actually de-
veloped in the ten Michigan
counties participating in the
trials.
"This was necessary because we
had to make sure all polio cases
developing among people taking
part in the trials had been accur-
ately diagnosed," the epidemiolo-
gist noted.
Not in Trials
In some cases, Dr. Brown re-
ported, polio developed in a fam-
ily where one member of the
family had received an innocula-
tign (not the personcontracting
polio). "When that happened we
studied all members of the family
and their medical histories," Dr.
Brown said.
Describing the actual tests, Dr.
Brown explained, "We use the
tissue culture method." Essentially
this involves putting tissue cul-
ture in a test tube and observing
the effect of adding polo virus
to blood serum.
Destroy Cultures
If just polio virus is added to
the tissue culture, it will destroy
the cells, Dr. Brown said.
But if the blood serum contain-
ing antibodies is added along with
the polio virus, then the virus will
be destroyed.
In addition, tests are made with
each of six dilutions of the three
blood samples taken from each
person, against the three known
polio viruses making a total of 54
tests for each person.

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JGP USHERS-Coeds ushering
for ,JGP performances March 17
to 19 will meet at 7 p.m. today
in the League. Any junior wo-
man wishing to act as an usher
is asked to attend the meeting.
The room number will be posted.
MODERN DANCE CLUB -
There will be a meeting of the
Modern Dance Club at 7:30 p.m.
tomorrow in the dance studio of
Barbour Gym. This co-education-
al club welcomes beginners as well
as advanced students.
* * *
JGP PROPERTIES - Regular
collection hours for members of
the JGP properties committee are
from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday through
Wednesday and from 1 to 3 p.m.
Thursday in the Undergraduate
Office of the League.

TACK H. SCHIEBLE, senior laboratory technician, makes virus dilutions prior to testing. Laboratory, located at the School of
JI lic Health, services ten Michigan counties participating in Salk field trials.

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by LEE MARKS

Are you the type?

Photos by
NATIONAL FOUNDATION
FOR INFANTILE PARALYSIS

LAB TECHNICIAN adds virus to tissue culture tube. Each push
of the plunger adds one cc of virus

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