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Mind Reader
To Perform
At University
Program To Include
Hypnosis Exhibitions,
Varied Memory Feats,
Mind reader, memory expert and
hypnotist, Franz Polgar will pre-
sent a program at 8:15 p.m. Fri-
day, Feb. 17 at Hill Auditorium.
Sponsored jointly by the Inter-
House Council and Assembly As-
sociation, Polgar last appeared at
the University in 1953.
His program will consist of two
parts. The first half will include
feats of the mind, with mind read-
ing and memory tricks.
Audience Participation
Polgar will utilize the audience
in the second half, when he dem-
onstrates hypnosis.
As an added attraction, he plans
to, have his pay check for the
evening performance hidden
hamong one of the students in the
audience. To recover the check,
he will have a student lead him
{4 to the person who is holding it.
Classified as one of the nation's
leading hypnotists, Polgar resides
in Rye, N. Y. He has made many
appearances at colleges and uni-
versities throughout the country.
Student Participation
When he last appeared at the
University, his hypnotism act in-
cluded participation from students,
who spoke on topics ranging from,
whether they thought they would
be good university presidents to,
why they would discover that five
and five equals 12.
Many of his subjects have been
hypnotized by his hand shake.
At the beginning of one show, he
hypnotized three students in the
audience and they were led to the
stage by their friends to partici-
pate in the performance.
Tickets on Sale
Tickets for Polgar's program this
year will be on sale from Monday,
Feb. 6 to Saturday, Feb. 11 at the
Administration Building and from
Mon., Feb. 13 to Saturday, Feb. 17
at Hill Auditorium.
/Block seat tickets for the event
are on sale. Order blanks and
letters have been sent to all of the
independent and affiliated houses
on campus.
Orders must be returned by Sat-
urday, Jan. 28 to Assembly or IHC
Written Works
Included in Polgar's written
works are "Mysteries of the Mind,"
in Hungarian, his native language
along with "Hypnosis" and "The
Story of a Hypnotist" in English.
He was born in Enying, Hungary
in 1900 and came to the United
States in 1933.
Polgar has worked with psy-
choanalysis and vocational re-
search, besides doing his own in-
vestigations on hypnosis and other
psychic phenomena before com-
ing to this country. He is also a
member of the board of directors
of the American Platform Guild.

r- -Daily-Sam Ching
J-HOP TICKET DRAWING-Deborah Bacon, Dean of Women,
draws tfe names of the winners of free tickets to this year's J-Hop,
"Rebelaire," as Diana Cook and Ron Boorstein, members 'of the
dance committee, watch. Peter Geis and Roger Seymour are the
ones who will be awarded tickets to the dance, which will be held
from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10 at the Intra-mural
WAA Petitioning To Open
For Executive Board Posts

Cash Prizes
Will Be Given
For Fiction
All University undergraduate
women under 26 years of age, are
eligible to compete in a college
fiction contest offering $1,000 in
prizes, sponsored by Mademoiselle
The two winners chosen will
each receive $500 for serial rights
to their stories and publication in
Runners-up will- recive honor-
able mention awards. The maga-
zine staff reserves the right to buy
the work of runners-up at their
regular rates.
Story Length
Stories should run from approx-
imately 2,500 to 5,000 words, using
regulation-size typing paper. Each
entry must be typewritten, double-
spaced and on one side of the page
Other qualifications are that the
stories must be original and all
chiaracters fictitious. They may
have appeared in undergraduate
publications, if they have not been
published elsewhere.
More than one entry may be
submitted by each contestant.
Clearly Marked
In sending entries, each must
be marked clearly with the en-
trant's name, age, home address,
school address and school year.
They should be enclosed in a
nine by 12 inch Manila envelope,
self-addressed and stamped, or
else the stories received will not
be returned.
Mademoiselle Magazine assumes
no responsibility for the manu-
Editors to Judge
The entries will be judged by
Mademoiselle editors, whose deci-
sions will be final.
Each entry must be postmarked
by midnight of Thursday, March
15. They should be addressed to
College Fiction Contest, Mademoi-'
selle, 575 Madison Ave., New York
22, N. Y.
Mademoiselle also sponsors a
competition for guest editorships
on their college board, in which
accepted coeds complete two as-
signments during the school year
and then travel to New York to
help write, edit and illustrate one
issue of the magazine.
Another contest which the mag-
azine sponsors is an art competi-
tion in which the winners receive
$500 each and illustrate the prize
fiction short stories.


(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first
in a series of articles dealing with
Speech Clinic activities.)
In an unassuming three-story
stone and clapboard building on
east Huron St. behind Health
Service, people who have lost the
function of speech and under-
standing, laboriously regain "hu-
man" status.
Since 1937, the University Speech
Clinic has actively functionedas
an institute for Shuman adjust-
Such a rehabilitation center was
first considered by the late Dr.
John Kemper, onetime head of
the University's oral surgery de-
partment, whose work concerned
children with cleft palates.
Can Operate
"We can operate," Dr. Kemper
once said, "but we can't put speech
into our surgery,"
The oral surgeon felt an urgent
need for a Speech Clinic to teach
handicapped youngsters to talk.
His wish was fulfilled when
Mary A. Rackham donated one
million dollars to the University
for the purpose of human adjust-
ment and the clinic became one
of its units.
Clinic Director
For 16 years, Prof. Harlan H.
Union To Provide
Movie Showing,
Travel Services
Hoping to give hardworking
students a study break, the Union
has arranged to show a free movie
at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Ball-
"The Man in a White Suit,"
starring Alec Guiness, Joan Green-
wood and Cecil Parker, is the film
that has been secured for the
Hailed as "rib-tickling satire," it
deals with the work of a chemist
who perfects a fabric that repels
dirt, thus bringing chaos to the
textile industry.
Also available to students dur-
ing the week of final examinations
will be the Union travel service
with files now located in the Union
Interested students may fill out
rider or driver tards and file them
according to states.


Bloomer of the speech department
has been director of the clinic.
The tall, graying professor de-
scribed the clinic's progress over
the years. "We have expanded to
include six divisions," he said.
"And people come to us for treat-
ment from all over the country."
An examining division, which is
responsible for administering ex-
aminations to all people entering
the Clinic for treatment, the child-
ren's division, providing diagnosis
for various kinds of speech dis-
orders suffered by the younger
set and a similar division for
adults, make up three of the
clinic's areas of service.
Other Divisions
The others include a student'
division, a hearing division which
is concerned with speech problems
due to auditory impairment and
another dealing wholly with dys-
It is the last division that
achieves, perhaps, the most re-
warding results, for those taking
therapy have lost the power to
use or understand language due
to injury or disease of the brain.
"People suffering from dyspha-
sia are those whose language has
once been normal," Prof. Bloomer
Variety of Causes
"The variety of causes of dys-
phasia, as well as the degrees of
its seriousness, are infinite," he
continued. The professor explained
that cerebral vascular accidents
such as stroke, hemorrhage or
thrombosis could cause injury to

the brain by depriving its cells of
vital oxygen and killing them. -
If the dead cells were those con-
cerned with speech, the individual
may suffer complete or partial loss
of language and the ability to un-
derstand it.
"Nerve cells don't regenerate,"
the director said, "but there are
billions of cells in the brain and
sometimes we are able to call
areas into speech function that
were not previously used."
Expression Differs
Dysphasia's expression may vary
among different patients, accord-
ing to which part of the brain was
"Some people can read but are
unable to talk, others can'talk but

not understand," the soft-spoken
professor remarked.
Calling the rehabilitation course
for dysphasia "highly comprehen-
sive and intensive," Prof. Bloomer
feels that its aid reaches beyond
the patients 'directly involved.
"The knowledge we gain in
treating these people sheds light
on the function of language and
its deficiencies in general," he
There will be a meeting of the
Junior Girls Play Central Com-
mittee at 5 p.m. today in the

DON'T FORGET . Today is

Speech Clinic Serves as Rehabilitation Cen




Petitions will be available Wed-
nesday, Feb. 15 for positions on
the Executive Board of the Wom-
en's Athletic Association.
They may be obtained in Bar-
bour Gymnasium and will be due
Wednesday, Feb. 29. Interviewing
will begin Thursday, March 1.
The position of president of the
board is open to any junior coed.
In addition to working as head
of the WAA board on its special
projects, she is also a member of
League Council and may partici-
pate on the Michigras Central
Vice President
The vice-president of student
relations is also chairman of the
house athletic managers, who are
in charge of athletic events in the
various women's residences; while
the co-recreational manager heads
the board composed of men and
women who are co-managers of
the WAA-sponsored co-recrea-
tional clubs.
This coed is also in charge of
the weekly co-recreational nights,
which are held on Fridays at the
Intra-Mural Building.
A second vice-president acts as
general co-chairman of Michigras,
along with a Union member who
serves as the other co-chairman.
Takes Minutes
Taking minutes of the board
meetings is the job of the secretary
and the treasurer handles finances
and supplies requisition blanks.
Also available is the position of

American Federation of College
Women representative. Her work
includes corresponding with the
national and state AFCW and
keeping in touch with their activi-
ties. She also submits articles for
AFCW publications, telling of WAA
activities here at the University.
The co-recreational tournament
manager directs the tournaments
of various sports for both men and
women. The sorority, league house
and dormitory managers assist the
vice-president of student relations
with the organization of WAA ac-
tivities in student residexces.
In Charge of Clinic
Handling the annual football
clinic held in the fall and taking
charge of the WAA bulletin boards
are part of the job of the public
relations manager.
The Daily publicity manager is
responsible for all WAA articles
appearing in The Daily.
In addition, positions of co-
managers for the co-recreational
clubs of badminton, ballet, ice
skating, modern dance and riding,
are open to both men and women.
In charge of organizing and
planning their clubs' activities,
other coed positions open are for
managers of the basketball, camp
counselors, fencing, field hockey,
golf, Michifish, rifle, tennis, soft-
ball and bowling clubs.
Newly-chosen managers will help
the present officers of the clubs
until the end of the school year.

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off South U.

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Formerly $1.00, now only 89c
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324 E. Liberty
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Closed Saturday NO 2-7920

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