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J, la 1I


va Kitchell

Asian Flu Epidemic Hits Colleges, U

t Revue Tonight

,s a mimic of the ,dance
Kitchell wl present
oman revue of satiric
:30 p.m. today in the
delssohn Theatre.
1 who can crack a joke-
oe" pokes fun at every
type and style of

audience and combs her hair be-
fore an invisible mirror. Infor-
mality reigns as she takes time
out to bite off a sandwich and
sip from a coffee container.
Miss Kitchell chooses her num-
bers as fancy dictates without any
advance notice and chats in-
formally about them with the
Tickets for the program, spon-
sored by the Ann Arbor Civic Bal-
let, are available at the Lydia
Mendelssohn Box Office..

stance, has ever
ata for Body and

puts cn
eyes of


IC TEMPLE - Scottish Rite
Y, OCTOBER 18 * '8:20 P.M. f
ORNELL and PRASS present .
mly of (
S The World's Greatest
S FlamencGuitarist
suvius smoldered, flamed
her way through the most
g of dance that this city,
-New YorkHerald Tribune
Grinnell's * Masonic Temple
or 3.30, 2.75; Balcony 2.75, 2.20, 1.65 (tax incl.)
< >omcoc_ >o<==.m}o oe- sto..

Daily Staff Writer.
One of the biggest problems
which faced American universities
and colleges at the beginning of
the fall was Asian Flu.
Although the mutant virus has
been of concern throughout the
world it was of particular import-
ance to educational institutions,
where the great contagious quality
of the disease could t'ake firm grip
in the confined living units typical
of large universities.
Fortunately, this strain of in-
fluenza has so far proven very
mild, amounting to no more than
a few days' discomfort to its aver-
age victim. The only danger lies
in the fact that it can be the "last
straw" for people with more seri-
ous ailments such as heart disease
or pneumonia.
Anticipate Epidemic
Anticipating an epidemic, drug
companies began developing pre-
ventive vaccineIn large quantities.
But tip to now most universities
have received only enough to in-
noculate top priority groups such
as football teams, food handlers,
doctors and nurses.
How did schools prepare for the
expected epidemic and, now that
it has appeared at many colleges
and universities, how is the situa-
tion being handled?
University of Michigan
The University of Michigan re-
ceived approximately 5,000 doses
of vaccine before the fall semester

began. It was apportioned in such
a way that participants in essen-
tial services would be the first to
be protected.
Residence hall staff workers,
food handlers, doctors, n u r s e s,
medical and dental students were
vaccinated, and st u d e n t s who
came to the University Health
Service on the days innoculations
were given were also allowed to
receive shots.
Almost from the beginning ofx
the semester it became apparent
that Asian Flu was present on
campus, as Health Service reported
an unusually high incidence of
Upper Respiratory Infection. A
problem of diagnosing the virus
results from the fact that Asian
Flu can only be distinguished after
extensive laboratory tests.
Emergency Measures
But as it became increasingly
obvious that "Upper Respiratory
Infection" in such large numbers
must be a result of the new virus,:
Health Service created more space,,
in the infirmary, instituted a sys-
tem. of handling all students com-
plaining of colds in a separate part
of the building, .and arranged for
beds in University Hospital in
event of an overflow in the in-
Finally, on Oct. 5, Dr. Morley,
Beckett, Director of Health Serv-
ice, announced that ."Asian Flu of,
a mild nature has reached epi-
demic proportions. .q
As of that date approximately
2,000 patients had been treated for
the virus. Since that time Health
Service has treated an average of
200 students per day with about 55
persons being confined to Health
Service Infirmary, although the
turnover there has been rapid-
students are generally confined
for a maximum of three days.
Most of those afflicted are being
taken care of in their residences,
requiring mostly rest, fluids and
aspirin until the virus runs its
Decrease Mild
Experience at the University of
Michigan shows the disease to be
very mild, and for the most part
only inconvenient.
Throughout the crisis there has
been no word of more vaccine.
Drug companies have given no
encouragement or indication of a
supply in the immediate future
and Health Service authorities
have no idea when they will re-
ceive enough to innoculate the en-
tire student body.
What about other Big Ten
schools? Shortage of vaccine pre-
vails at all schools in, varying de-

grees, while most of them have had.
at least mild epidemics of Asian
Latest word-from the State Uni-
versity of Iowa indicates that an
Asian Flu epidemic reached its
peak Oct. 1 when 125 students
were afflicted, bringing the total
to 650. The next day .70 cases were
reported,'a decrease of 50 from the
previous day.
Dr. Chester Miller, Health Di-
rector, suggested that students
who fear Asian flu should contact,
their. personal physicians for in-
noculations because "it will be at'
least three months before we get
any vaccine here for students."
University of Wisconsin
The Daily Cardinal, University
of Wisconsin, reported on Oct. 8
that no cases of Asian Flu were'
diagnosed at the Student Clinic,'
although many students with- flu-
type symptoms had entered the
clinic for treatment.
Dr. Archer P. Crosley Jr., said
that if an epidemic should break
out, a dormitory will be set aside
for sick students and a nurse as-
signed to each floor to care for
patients. A survey of living, units
on campus revealed one women's
residence hall to have 30 or 40.
afflicted students. But the average
for houses with between 30 and 50,
members was three cases.
There was no information on
preventive vaccine supplies for
students, although the football
team had been innoculated, having
received the vaccine b~ecause the
athletic department obtained it
independent of usual channels.
Students at Wisconsin Univer-
sity must have appointments to
see doctors at the clinic and the
clinic had been scheduled full for

Ann Arbor Civic Ballet Presents

TONIGHT at 8:30

Fund Drive
Goal: Fixed

TICKETS $2.75, $2.20, $1.65
Bok office open 10-8:30

Guaranteed to
banish all gloom of Sputnik
or MSU Football

Goal for the University division
of ;the Ann Arbor United Fund
drive is $76,400, Gage R. Cooper,
general chairnan of the campaign,
announced yesterday.
Total goal for the campaign is
Goals for the other major divi-
sions of the drive are as follows'
business and professional, $65,600;
utilities, $16,200; national firms,
$14,000; residential, $59,800; in-
dustrial corporations and employ-
es, $74,300; public employes, $6,-
400; construction, $5,600; public
schools, $5,700, St. Joseph's Mercy
Hospital, $6,000; and clubs, $2,446.

4 to 48 hours in advance. One
tudent said, that when he went
o the clinic with a sore throat he
'as turned away because he did
iot have an appointment.
On Oct. 4, The Minnesota Daily,
eported that seventeen university w
tudents were hospitalized with facu
respiratory infections." Inte
At that time the afflicted stu- acco
ents were tested. for Asian Flu cha
ut "results were not completed. CAou
pparently Ahe v I r u s had not Affa
eached a high incidence because T
io mention was made of any other nate
ases on either the St. Paul or tray
inneapolis campuses. abrc
As for vaccine, Health Service E
)irector Dr. Ruth E. Boynton said mitt
hat it will probably not be avail- on'
;ble to students until after Nov. 4 tuni
nd that those living in large duri
roups will have first opportunity 8, w
or innoculation when it does ar- hou
ive. said
Indiana University In
A letter from the editor of the Mis
ndiana Daily Student reports that repr
so far there has been no Asian ann'
lu outbreak on the I. U. campus" Tra
Wayne Armentrout wrote that theW
niversity has been unable to sign
,quire vaccine for all students tors
ut some has been obtained for
he Athletics Department. gea
He also said that University thea
Lealth officials have a tentative
Ian of action should an epidemic
trike. Students, he commented, Tj
,re not too concerned about it. U
Northwestern University
Although no cases on the Evans-
on, Illinois campus have been
fficially diagnosed as Asian Flu,
48 cases have been reported to D
he student Health Service as of Joh
1st week. ical
The Daily Northwestern reports cha
hat the Infirmary there has been spec
rowded- and an annex was estab- pita
fshed in the basement of a fresh- Staf
ian women's dormitory. Most of D
hose affected have been women the
tudents. .,Dr.
The outbreak there began about pat
Sept. 30. Since that time food- A. K
randlers, housemothers, counse- surg
>rs, etc. have been innoculated part
,gainst the virus. Later, shots were mitt
iven to priority houses, those with'Boa
great deal of illness. As the vac- Hos
ine becomes available it will be
dministered to all students who
esire it.
An interesting' s i del i g h t at
Torthwestern - the Associated
Vomen's Students -(representing
11 women's living units) turned
own a Health Service request that
eekend hours be limited to 12:3<0
.mi. permissions in order to pro-
ide more rest for all concerned.

, Clerical, etc. j
51-58 SERIES
1943 - with Jean-Louis
7:30 P.M.
RANCE (dir. by D. W.
915- with Mae Marsh

t-1- - ~-*iEu~"

Trio To

-Coomui ee Crpositioi
To Organize By Finney
Data Center Composer Ross Lee Finney,
of the University. composition
ork has begun on a student- partment, will be the guest of
lty committee to organize an Toledo Museum of Art to heat
rnational Information Center, Tled eumrofao his
irding to Connie Hill, '58, Alberneri Trio play one of his
rman of Student Government positions Wednesday.
ncil National and International The performance is the ope
irs committee. concert of the Museum's Ga
oncert series.
he center will serve to co-ordi- The chamber music concert
all student information on include Finney's "Trio No. 2'
el, study, and work program piano, violin and cello. Other s
bad for students. tions will be Dvorak's "Trio
arly in November the com- Minor, Opus 65" and Beetho
ee plans to hold an open forum "Trio in E Flat Major, Opu
"International Student Oppor- No. 2."
ties." The International Fair
ng International week, Nov.
-ill' help to serve as a clearing
se on suc4 programs, Miss Hill
preparation for this program DIAL NO 2-2513 .
s Hill and Carol Holland, '60, ENDING WEDNESDAY
esented SGC at the eighth
ual Conference on Student LAMESANEy
vel in New York City. DOROTHY MALONE
Vhile the discussions are de- JANE CREER
ed primarily for administra-
of student tours abroad pro-
nos, the Council felt they could '
n valuable information from
. also Color Carto n
ospita Coming Thursday
eads Elected A Three-Day
r. Moses M. Frohlich and IOr. W ith Romance
n M. Sheldon, both of the-med-
school, were recently elected
rman and vice-chairman, re- GREGORY PECK
tively, of -the University Hos- AUDREY H EPBURN
l's Senior Medical Advisory
r. F. B. Fralick, chairman of "ROMAN HOLIDAY"
department of ophthalomolgy,
A. J. French, chairman of the
hology department and Dr. E. ' W RLL AM HOLDEN
Kahn, chairman of the neuro.- AUDREY HEPBURN
:ery section of the surgery de- HUMPHREY BOGART
ament were elected to the com- in
ee on consultation of the "SABR INA"
rd in Control of University Both On One Giant Shov


9 IM a

NO 8-6416

. ..Week Nights at 7 & 9 P.M. .
"A Funny Picture .. .
A Funny Race Indeed !"

SUSPENSION STORY-Chuck Steger, M.E. '52, probing
dynamic properties of new Air Spring developed by Von
Polhemus (1.). A nationally recognized authority on
suspension systems, Mr. Polhemus directs Structure and
Suspension Development Group of GM's Engineering
Staff, helps guide Chuck in his professional career.






"Brightly amusing...
it's all quite funny!"
-CUE Magazine

"Wild almost to the
point of hysteria'"
-N. Y. Post

Iu s
- presents Cole Porter's


"Kiss. Me

f a " ' Y'.,:'Jf .AyMM NY Jf",.f:::: .:::f:"?:: t.:


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NO 2-31


"HIGHEST RATING! Excellent!,"



Opportunities in
Singing, Promotions, Productions
Wed., Oct. 16-7:30 P.
At the Union Ballroom

-Daily News

cause egineering is a profession at GM
-we offer you a career- not a job

St ED*
..Starting WEDNESDAY

. .


ONE REASON engineering standards at
General Motors are so high is that GM
recognizes engineering as a profession. And
the men who engineer the many different
products made by General Motors are
respe.cted for the profession they practice.
That is why, 'when you are invited to join
General Motors as an engineer, you don't
simply take a job-you start a career.
It is a career that is rewarding both profes-
sionally and financially-starting on your first
day of association with General Motors at any
one of its 35 divisions 'and 126 plants in 70
cities and 19 states.
During your early days at.GM, for example,
you work with a senior engineer who guides
your career along professional lines.
You are also actively encouraged to pursue
your education towards an advanced degree.
For we at General Motors recognize that, in
doing so, you will become more valuable to
_1 _, ._- _ 1_____- .---__

All this is for a reason-and a good one.
Many of the men who will fill the key posi-
tions at GM in the future are the young engi-
neers joining GM today. This is not theory,
it is fact. For 14 of our 33 Vice-Presidents are
engineers, 23 of our 42 Division General Man-
agers are engineers, too.
Today we are looking for youi, LJI& _ -
such as, you--who may fill these positions
tomorrow. The rewards -both professional
and financial-are substantial. If you feel you
have the ability, write us. It could be the most
important letter of your life.,
June graduates!
A General Motors Representative will
be on hand to answer questions about
job opportunities with GM.
October 22, 23, 24 and 25

The startling
story behind
the girl
they 6a1led
of the



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Oct. 21: DAY OF WRATH (dir. by Carl Drey-
er, Danish, 1943); and NOTES ON THE
facher, U.S., 1947)
Nov. 4: M (dir. by Fritz Lang, German, 1930
-with Peter Lorre); and THE RIVER
(dir, by Pare Lorentz, U.S., 1937)
Nov. 18: MOTHER (dir. by V. 1. Pudovkin,
Russian, 1927); and CHESS FEVER (Pu-
dovkin,.'1 925)
Dec. 16: THE GREAT ADVENTURE (dir. by
Arne Sucksdorff, Swedish, 1955); and A
DAY IN THE COUNTRY (dir. by Renoir,
French, 1938)
I- . ITITC ArLUMtCCCA flkEmirJ:k,,

Feb. 24: LES EN FAN
Carne, French, 1
March 10: INTOLE
Griffith, U.S., 1
and Lillian Gish)

Direct Flights

March 31: QUAI DES BRUMES (dir. by Carne,
French 1 938 with Jean Gabin and
Michele Morgan) and PARADE (by
--Charles and Mary Eames, U.S., 1953)



April 28: FOOLISH WIVES (dir. by Erich von
Stroheim, U.S. 1922-with von Stroheim
and Mae Busch)

ERIE-5 Flights Daily



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