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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1956

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1956 TIER MICHIGAN DAILY PAGE FIVE

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THE 'PERMANENT' SOLUTION

By Virginia Robertson
Women's Editor

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STATE AND LIBERTY

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IN TRYING to analyze the deluge of political promises, it is often
quite difficult to sort out the wheat from the chaff, the vote-getting
boasts of new and permanent solutions from the real possibilities of
obtaining such goals.
It's true that we're looking for the "right" solution to problems
confronting us now. As we seek world peace, we talk perennially of
"permanent" peace, but rarely do we obtain even the degree of sta-
bility in the world which marks off a long era or epoch in history.
Conditions are constantly changing, new forces are emerging to
dispel our dreams of permanency, and yet, political candidates are
constantly proposing foolproof, cure-all solutions to our problems.
Both major political parties are guilty of such boasts. How can
we tell when candidates are hiding their real intentions behind im-
practcial boasts that just "sound" good?
The fundamental error lies in our approach. First, we must re-
alize that permanence is only an illusion. What happens is this: we
reach out for a perfect and permanent solution, then, if we realistically
analyze the consequences, we wonder why we fail to achieve even a
temporary stability.
This struggle for permanence has brought us a galaxy of pro-
posals in the international field, ranging from treaties that bind
nations in regional alliances to wider federations for world govern-
ment.
Secondly, we must make use of the tools of time, faith and a
constant effort to improve. Time gives a problem the benefit of a
rational solution. Faith, whether it be in a God, fellow mankind, or
both, helps one to continue in spite of obstacles. And the effort to
improve insures against static complacency.
Man cannot give up hoping and working for a permanent solution
to problems that beset him and still retain any purpose in his life.
But, neither can he, in reaching for the impossible, forfeit the possible.
Thus, when we try to decide which of two competent and intelli-
gent men can best carry out the job of president of our country, it
might be better to look beyond the name-calling, the impractical
boasts and "permanent" solutions. Rather, a close examination of
the personal and party ideals for which each candidate stands might
provide a good test of what he could and would do. But, such an eval-
cation will not be permanent.
BRING PATIENTS WARMTH:
Volunteers Aid at'U

By SUE RAUNHEIM
A time comes each fall when
alumni return to the setting of
their college days.
Homecoming this year is slated
for the weekend starting Friday,
October 26, Besides the mudbowl
game, football game and Home-
coming displays, the celebration
will revolve around the annual
dance.
The dance will be held Saturday,.
October 27, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
at the Intramural Building.
Count Basie
Count Basie and his Orchestra
will be on hand to provide musi-
cal entertainment and mood mu-
sic for dancing.
Following the "Roman Holiday"
theme, the IM building will be
decorated with ivy covered pil-
lars. Two dimensional figures of
Romans will appear on the walls.
General co-chairmen for Home-
coming are Mary Klauer and Joe
Sherman while John Hubbard and
Joan Pfeiffer direct publicity.
Richard Herron will handle the
financial aspects of this weekend
while Chris Dittmer acts as secre-
tary.
Ticket Sales
Robert Nissly and Ethel Bunt-
man are in charge of ticket sales
while Larry Doane handles the
band committee. Decorations will
be arranged by Tom Calcaterra
and Jane Prindeville and programs
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and patrons dhairman by Berna-
dine Bartram.
Displays will be handled by Jim
Blum and Gretchen Webster while
Tom Platt will be in charge of
the committee on buildings and
grounds.
According to publicity co-chair-
man Hubbard, 1700 tickets have
been printed for this dance. Start-
ing Monday, October 22, tickets
will be on sale at the Engine Arch,
at the Union, the Administration
Building and on the Diagonal.
Indian Film
"Awara", an Indian film
which won awards at the
Cannes Film Festival, will be
shown at 7:30 p.m., today and
tomorrow in Rackham Building.
The first Indian movie to be
shown on an American campus,
"Awara" is being shown by
the International Students As-
sociation. Tickets are available
at the International Center.

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friendship during their stay in
the Hospital.
Giving a few hours of their time
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students alone contributed a total
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The majority of patients at the
Hospital come from towns outside
Ann Arbor, leaving family and
friends behind. Although patients
receive the best of professional
care, volunteers can perfrom many
"extra" personal services.
Friendly Services
When a student offers his serv-
ices as a volunteer to the hospi-
tal, he assumes a part not only
in giving friendly services to the
patients, but the added satisfac-
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itself, its many functions, prob-
lems and services.
Student volunteers are required
to give 3 hours per week for one
semester to a particular service,
About eleven services are pres-
ently organized by the Hospital,
though one of these depends on
older adults only.
As Chaplain Assistants, volun-
teers either staff Sunday Chapel
services for patients or contact
new hospital patients during the
week to inform them of these serv-
ices. Protestant, Catholic and Jew-
ish volunteers contact patients of
of their own faith.

Students may volunteer to as-
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Often combined with other serv-
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Volunteers in the Hospitality
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Physical Therapy
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ward.
School recreation volunteers aid
the Recreation Leader to plan and
provide programs and parties for
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game cart to the patient's bedside.
Lastly, adult volunteers assist
the Board of Public Health Nurs-
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