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Hundred Killed
By Record Heat
And Drowning
Sixth Consecutive Over
100 Degree Day For
States In Drought Areas
CHICAGO, July 8.-(IP)-Upwards
of 100 deaths from heat and drown-
ings occurred today as record break-
ing heat sizzled east to the Atlantic
It was the sixth consecutive day for
100 plus degree temperatures in the
drought harried plain states but de-
spite a general forecast of continued
warm and fair, long awaited rain
came to the extreme northwest sec-
tion of North Dakota and neighbor-
ing Montana.
The precipitation amounted to half
an inch at Grenora, N. D.
Owosso Hottest Of Day
Elsewhere in the seared territory
and on through to New York State,
the hottest weather of the summer
The hottest spot reported in the
Midwest was Owosso, Mich., with a
boiling 109 degrees.
Other early maximums included
106 degrees at South Bend, Ind., and
Kewanee, Ill. Jamestown, N. D.,
sweltered in 105 during the afternoon;
Bemidji in the Minnesota northwoods
country had 99; Chicago's warmest
day of the year brought a 95 peak;
Louisville reported 101; Detroit's 104
was a new high for the date; Bay City
and Saginaw, Mich., had 107; Pitts-
burgh's 96 was the warmest of the
year; and Poughkeepsie's 98 degrees
was the highest in seventeen years.
W h i le Washington authorities
pleaded for a united front attack on
droughts created distress in the north-
west and the south, new estimates in-
dicating a revision of previous dam-
age totals poured in from the stricken
See 3 Billion Crop Loss 1
C. A. Russel, agriculture secretaryl
of South Dakota, calculated the crop
losses fdr that state alone would ag-
gregate $140,000,000 at current levels.
Previously statistics had set the total
for the nation at $300,000,000.
With conditions daily growing1
worse, according to crop observers
from a dozen or more midwest states,
this total would prove an under esti-
mate, observers predicted.
But the sensitive domestic grain
pits were quieter today. After yester-
day's wild trading which saw 56,000,-j
000 bushels of wheat alone changee
ownership, the market eased on re-s
ports of extensive rainfall in Canada'st
parched western prairies. Wheatt
prices closed generally 1Z cent lowert
with July $1.053%.
One move to quicken Federal as-r
sistance to the resourceless was the
alloting of $393,000 to cover a short
period in the program designed even-
tually to care for 154,000 families fac-s
ing ruin. The money was earmarkedp
for six of the western states. Ther
government outlay were figured tov
run $1,690,000 monthly for aid above
grants to families for the resettlementu

Farmers Sell Their Cattle A s Feed Sur plus


-Associated Press Photo.
With temperatures continuing to rise to unprecedented heights and the feed surplus rapidly diminishing,
farmers in the drought stricken areas of western Minnesota and North Dakota have started shipping their
cattle to markets to be sold to the government and the meat distributed to relief agencies. Here is a herd
of cattle in the pens of the south St. Paul market.

Schools Need
Health Classes,
Forsythe Says
Director Of Health Service
Analyzes Reports Of NEA
On Health Education
The great need of health education
in the school systems was stressed
by Dr. Warren E. Forsythe of the
health service in a lecture yesterday
afternoon in . the University high
Analyzing the report of the Joint
Committee in Education and Med-
icine of the National Education As-
sociation, Dr. Forsythe brought out
the fact that it is time that the school
physician find out exactly what his
duties are.
Dealing with a discussion of school
health policies as promulgated by a
joint committee formed through the
efforts of the American Medical As-
sociation and the National Educa-
tion Association Dr. Forsythe said
that the purpose was not necessarily
to make a survey of existing condi-
tions but merely to determine funda-
mental policies.
Examined Four Groups
In launching this inquiry the opin-
ions of four groups were asked, the
school superintendents, practicing
physicians, parents interested and the
regular school physicians. This di-
verse group, he went on to say, were
in accord on the fact that health ed-
ucation is necessary in the commu-
Likewise the committee were agreed
that the health program has been
very ineffective because of lack of
teamwork. Although the interest in
school and community health is
great," said Dr. Forsythe, "the results
seem small in comparison. Many peo-
ple want something done to promote
a good health program but when
it comes to methods of administra-
tion and carrying it out there is sharp
Submits Questions
Some of the interesting items men-
tioned by Dr. Forsythe were included
in questions submitted to the group.
These were:
1. What contributions should be
made by the school health depart-
ment to the health instruction in the
2. What should be the relation of
the school health department to im-
munization in the community?
3. What should the school do to-
wards the prevention of disease.
4. Who should be responsible for
carrying out the physical examination
of the pupils? ,
5. Who should carry out periodic
health examination of the teachers?
6. Who should take care of emer-
gency cases when there is need on
the school grounds?
7. What types of medical person-
nel can best safeguard the health of
pupils and teachers?

Value Of Recrea tion Proven
By Returning Women Students

746 Graduates
Received Help
Of NYA Funds
5,721 Students Attending
State's Institutions Of
Higher Education Aided
DETROIT, July 8.-(Special to The
Daily)-June graduating classes in
Michigan colleges and universities in-
cluded 746 students who earned their
diplomas with National Youth Ad-
ministration aid, a survey has re-
During the past school year a total
of 5,721 students received NYA finan-
cial aid in return for part-time work
in 42 higher educational institutions
in the State. The graduates include
598 who received Bachelor's Degrees,
116 who took Master's Degrees, ten
Doctors of Philosophy and 22 who re-
ceived professional degrees. At the
University of Michigan 1,826 students
were aided, and Michigan State was
second with 512 students listed.
Program Will Not Change
Under the new federal work pro-
gram which began July 1, the NYA
program which has enabled needy
high school, college and graduate stu,
dents to earn part of the funds neces-
sary to keep them in school, will be
continued with little change, Harry L.
Pierson, state WPA administrator,
"The work experience gained by
these graduates-obtained whenever
possible in their own fields of study
-combined with the high scholastic
records they have made, ranks them
among the most capable to receive
diplomas this year," Pierson said.
"Approval of this part of the NYA
program has been so unanimous that
it has been unnecessary to make ma-
terial changes."
Provides Average Of $15
The NYA student aid program pro-
vides eligible undergraduates with an
average monthly wage of $15. Grad-
uate students receive an average of
$25 a month and high school stu-
dents from relief families employed
under the program receive up to six
dollars each month. Students are
selected for assistance by local school
Michigan colleges and universities'
that participated in the program and
the number of NYA students enrolled
in each are:
Adrianr29, Albion, 114; Alma, 35;
Battle Creek, 54; Bay City Junior, 67;
Calvin, 60; Catholic Junior, 16; Cen-
tral State, 176; Cleary, 50; Detroit
Institute of Technology, 65; Emman-
uel Missionary, 37; Ferris Institute,
90; Flint Junior, 79; Grand Rapids
Junior, 105; Highland Park Junior,
42; Hillsdale, 64; Hope, 113; Ironwood
Junior, 45; Jackson Junior, 45; Jor-
dan, 30; Kalamazoo, 73.;
Lawrence Institute, 96; Marygrove,;

The fact that an overwhelming
majority of students in Physical Ed-
ucation classes this summer are wom-
en who are returning for the Sum-
mer Session after years of absence
from the campus is proof of the grow-
ing value of recreation, according to
Dr. Margaret Bell, director of Phys-
ical Education for Women in an in-
terview yesterday.
"After several years of teaching or
following other occupations, these
women have realized what an im-
portant part a good command of the
body is," Dr. Bell continued, "and
they are taking up courses which
will give them a certain amount of
skill in sports which are applicable to
every day life."
The infiuencs of physical education
are threefold. First and foremost is
the question of health. The number,
of women in occupations is increas-
ing yearly. According to Dr. Bll, be-
tween 25 and 65 per cent of all wom-
en are employed for pay at some time
during their lives. "In spite of the
increase of women in the working
field," Dr. Bell continued, "they do
not get along as well as men do for
their sickness rate is one third high-
At present, she pointed out, there
are as many hospital beds filled with
neurosis cases as there are for all
other causes and the number of
mental afflections increases every
day. Neuroses are more frequent in
women than men. Dr. Bell continued
to say that "the reason for this sit-
uation is that women have not
learned to make use of active recrea-
tional opportunities. Activity pro-
vides a fundamental emotional sat-
isfaction. When women are taught
to get joy out of playing wholeheart-
edly, a balance will be established
which works for the betterment of
business relations."
A second objective in physical ed-
ucation is the skill and control of the
body learned during youth which
;leads to an economy of movement and
Lloyd Strickland, editor of the
Summer Directory, has announced
that the directory will not be issued
until Saturday. The Directory was
originally scheduled to come out
Thursday, but due to late registra-
tion a supplement is being added,
necessitating a delay in its appear-

U. S. Minister Engaged

60 Participate'
In Next Week's
ITennis Meet
The largest group of tennis players
in the history of summer school will
take the courts next Wednesday when
the annual tournament starts. Al-
most 60 players already have signed
up for the tourney, and more are ex-
pected to enter before the closing
time Monday.
Last year 40 men participated in
the net tourney which was captured
by M. Lane, with H. B. Beddow in
the runner-up position. A doubles
tournament will also be played this
summer. Last year it was won by
Shobeig and Aorenson, with Shnap
and Tomkins gaining second position.
Pairings will be made by next Wed-
nesday and players will be notified
as to whom they are to play. Play-
ers wishing to play doubles are urged
to sign up with their partners as soon
as possible so that pairings can be
Beginning Wednesday, tourna-
ments will be held in squash, hand-
ball, horseshoe pitching, table tennis,
badminton, and handball, in addition
to tennis, Ernie Smith announced.


a decrease of accidents for the rest of
ones life.
A third value is the social aspect of
physical education. According to Dr.
Bell a definite phase of establishing
social bearing is to have the knowl-
edge of at least one active sport well
in hand. Not only does it give one
the fundamental satisfaction of be-
ing able to do something well, but
knowing the etiquette and rules of
the game is to know how to cooperate
better with others.
This summer courses are being of-
fered in archery, golf, swimming,
badminton, tennis, riding, canoeing,
tap dancing and rhythms. All in-
struction in these courses is free of
charge for those enrolled in the Sum-
mer Session. Courses are also offered
in the theory of the same courses for
students in the Education School
who are interested in teaching ath-
letics as a sideline.
Ruthven Vacations
At Frankfort Home
President Alexander G. Ruthven is
spending the summer vacation at his
home at Frankfort with only occa-
sional trips to the University. During
his absence, Dr. Louis A. Hopkins is
acting in President Ruthven's place
as director of the Summer Session..
Word has been received that Presi-
dent Ruthven's leg, which was broken
in a fall during Christmas vacation,
is much improved. Much of his time
is spent riding.
$1190 and$17.90
Sport Coats
$1.45 ad$1.95
HATS -- Lightweights
Tan and White . . . $1.95
MONITO HOSE. 35c, 3 for $1
WASH TIES . . 35c, 3 for $1
BELTS . . . . . 50c and 95c
POLO SHIRTS, all colors . 95c
SHORTS . . . . 35c and 50c
U-SHIRTS . . . 35c and 50c

... m

-Associated Press Photo.
Mrs. Ruth Bryan Owen (above),
United States minister to Denmark,
whose engagement to Boerge
Rohde, 42, captain in the body-
guard of King Christian of Den-
mark, was announced by his mother
in Copenhagen.
Negro W.P.A. Worker
Captures New Record
KEWANEE, Ill., July 8.-(VP)-Ben
Williams, Negro WPA employe who
recently laid 27,000 bricks on a street
paving job in one day, set a new
record last week, records showed to-
With the thermometer registering
above 90, Williams laid 36,519 bricks
in 7% hours-the equivalent of a
quarter of a mile of 20 foot paving.
A dozen helpers were kept busy bring-
ing him the bricks, which at seven
pounds each weighed more than 120
Contractors regard 15,000 bricks as
a good day's work for one man.
49; Mercy, 51; Michigan College of
Mining and Technology, 79; Michigan
State, 512; Michigan State Normal,
272; Muskegon Junior, 59; Nazareth,
27; Northern State, 161; Olivet, 58;
Pontiac Junior, 10; Port Huron Jun-
ior, 36; Sacred Heart, 18; Spring Ar-
bor, 14; St. Josephs, 21; St. Mary's,
41: Suomi, 9; University of Michigan,
1,826; University of Detroit, 224;
Wayne University 475; and Western
State, 294.
Students from 47 states and two
United States Territories were among
those studying at Michigan colleges
and universities who .received NYA


Environment Is
Not Important
As Cold Cause
(Continued from rage 1)
takes care of the simple self-limited
cold he will recover in a very short
The next locality visited by the
experimental party was the Labra-
dor. Imprisoned in a sparsely-pop
ulated village for the whole of one
summer, Dr. Smillie and his associates
found- after a thorough inspection
that the hearty populace, which un-
derwent rigorous weather the year
around, was entiirely free from colds.
Then an influenza epidemic, which
began in Quebec and was relayed to
this simple village by drivers of mail-
sleds, pervaded the village.
"Influenza and colds, we found,
were closely related, their difference
being only in degree," Dr. Smillie
said. "We found again that a single
agent spread the disease and that en-
vironment had nothing to do with it,
other than to intensify its severity
when once obtained."
Desirous of finding a simple-living
community where climate, or environ-
ment, could play no part, Dr. Smillie
found among the Virgin Islands an
island which met his demand per-
fectly. Again he found the bacteria
were carried by one person, but he
found that because of the constant
climate, not wavering more than 10
degrees during a year, the people all
recovered within three or four days
after becoming infected.
Spittsburghen, a mining village
within the Arctic circle where 500
miners were imprisoned for the better
part of a year, was the locality next
visited by the scientific party. Dr.
Smillie found the cold, when the
majority of miners became infected,
was transmitted under the same con-
ditions as in the other communities
he had visited.
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