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Lecture Series To Implement
Course In SpeechCorrection

A series of lectures have been plan-
ned by Harlan Bloomer, head of the
speech clinic, to implement a course
for speech correction majors entitled
Clinical Studies in Speech Pathology.
Doctors from the University Hos-
pital will give talks on neural struc-
ture, and on physical structure used
in speech function. All lectures will
be given at 8 am.
Dr. Russel De Jong will speak on
"Clinical Neurology" Monday. Dr.
Ralph Patterson will speak Tuesday
and Wednesday on "Psycho-dynam-
ics," and "Specific Psychiatric Syn-
Eugene Power
Will Succeed
Rabbi Cohen
Eugene B. Power, president of Pro-
jected Books, Inc., will become presi-
dent of the Board of Directors of the
Ann Arbor Community Fund follow-
ing the resignation of Rabbi J. M.
Cohen this month.
Power served as president of the
Community Fund Board in 1945
and was a member of the Board in
1944. He has been active in com-
munity affairs for a number of years,
as a member of the Washtenaw
County Defense Council in 1944 and
of the Council of Veterans' Affairs.
As president of Projected Books,
Inc., a non-profit corporation, Power
is now endeavoring to bring reading
matter to the bedridden and physi-
cally handicapped who have hereto-
fore been deprived of the pleasure of
reading. This is done through the
"projected book," which is a small
projector for flashing a microfilm
of the printed page on the ceiling
above the bedridden person, so that
he may read an entire book by mere-
ly pressing a button.-Projected books
are being made available to the
helpless through gifts of service
clubs, philanthropic organizations,
and interested citizens.
Unpasteurized Milk Ban
Killed by Ypsilanti Council
YPSILANTI, July 18-(P)--A pro-
posed ordinance to ban the sale of
unpasteurized milk has been killed
by the Ypsilanti council before it
was presented.

On August 5, 6, 7, 8, Doctors James
Maxwell, John Kemper and Richard
Kingery will speak on "The Struc-
ture and Function of the Ear," and
"Diseases of the Ear," "Oral Cavity
Deformities," and "Prosthedontia."
On August 12, 13, 14, Doctors
George Moore, Harold Falls, and
Robert Marquis will speak on "Or-
thodontia," "Heredity," and "Some
Aspects of the Psychology of Lang-
Lectures for August 19, and 20 will
be given by Dr. W. Clayton Ander-
son who will speak on "Reading Dis-
abilities," and Courtney Osborne, the
Consultant in Hearing at the Bureau
of Maternal and Child Health at Lan-
sing, who will speak on "The State
Hearing Program."
Hear Dr. Smith
Predicts Longer Life,
Less Future Disease


Old age and disease will always
be with us, according to Dr. Austin
Smith of the American Medical As-
sociation who spoke here yesterday.
"Man will live longer and with less
disease in the future, but I don't think
there ever will be methods of en-
tirely preventingcancer, tuberculo-
sis' and other diseases," Dr. Smith
told 140 hospital pharmacists at-
tending an Institute on Hospital
Secretary of the Council on Phar-
macy and Chemistry of AMA, Dr.
Smith said that in the future, "we
will have substances that will cure
all forms of malaria and others that
will do much to control and cure
the various tropical diseases."
Pointing to the increase in life
span from 49 to 65 years' in the per-
iod from 1900 to 1946, he predicted
a possible further increase of 10
years or more, but stated, "I don't'
think hormones to prevent old age
will ever be perfected."
Indicating the progress in drug
therapy and medical practice made
since World War I when "we had
very little of anything in the drug
field," Dr. Smith said that 12 out
of every 1,000 men sent overseas in
the first war died, while only one
out of every 1,000 sent overseas in
this war lost their lives.


Doukes (left), sister of Louis Sarelas, Washington office manager of
a munitions combine, is expelled from the Senate caucus room by Sgt.
Harley Hilton of the Capital police. Her expulsion came about after
she shouted protests against testimony being given by Mrs. Eleanor
Hall, former secretary in the combine office.

Buyers' Strike
Cuts Business
Of Meat Packer
Grand Rapids Concern;
Sees Sales Dropping
The nation-wide buyers' strike has
cut sharply into the business of the]
Grand Rapids Packing Company,l
leading slaughterhouse here, Charles.
Pastoor, vice-president and manager
reported today.f
He said his concern ships a large
part of its output to New England]
and the Atlantic Seaboard.
Walter Thomasma, leading meat
wholesaler, said "it's too early to'
judge the effect of the buyers' strike.",
He described the buyers' strike "as,
a healthy thing."
A. Wehner, general manager
here for a retail food chain, said his
stores are still largely out of fresh
meat because of his company's buy-
ing policy while Frank Trouyot, meat7
buyer for another retail food chain,
said the buyers' strike has been
scarcely noticeable as yet.
Meantime,-Morris Miller, president
of the Kent County CIO Industrial
Union Council, declared active ef-
forts are under way here to enforce
a buyers' strike among 15,000 CIO
members in Grand Rapids.
CIO unionists are being urged to
buy no meat or milk in shops or but-
ter, Miller said.
.. . .
U.S. Civil Service
Announces Tests
Librarians, library assistants and
draftsmen can now receive proba-
tional appointments in the revived
program of competitive examina-
tions, according to information re-
ceived yesterday from the regional
office of the U.S. Civil Service Com-
Announcements for the examina-
tions are being posted throughout the
Those who qualify and are called
for appointment will be assigned in
or near Washington, D.C. the an-
nouncement states.
Entrance salaries range from $1,-
954 to $5,905 a year for librarians;
$1,954 to $2,644 for library assistants,
and $1,954 to $3,397 for draftsmen.
Official announcements and ap-
plication forms which may be ob-
tained from the regional office.of the
U.S. Civil Service Commission, 433
W. Van Buren St., Chicago 7, Ill.,
from first or second class post offices,
or from the commission's central of-
fice, in Washington, D.C., must be
filed not later than August 12, 1946.

Glass brick walls and fluorescent
lighting are features of Joseph
Heath's modern New York apartment
transplanted to the stage of the
Lydia Mendelssohn this week for the
play "Pigeons and People".
A living room, a hallway leading
to other rooms in the apartment,
and an entrance to the dining room,
all done in light greens, yellow and
brown, are visible to the audience.
T1- colors chosen serve a double
purpose, Herbert Philippi, designer
of the set explained. Light yellow
walls light up and show off actors'
faces. Dark background in the mid-
dle of the set, sharpens actors' pro-
Paper Bricks
The glass bricks are glass paper
covered by light grey strips of wood.
Light behind- the strips cast shadows
causing the bricks to look realistic.
"No one lends out modern furni-
ture," Philipi said, "It is usually too
new to be risked. Old. victorian fur-
niture we. can get; therefore most
of the furniture was bought second
hand and rebuilt."
Davenports are six inches higher
for actors than for ordinary people,
Philippi explained. Though it is com-
fortable to sit knees under chin on a
soft davenport, actors sitting on that
kind of furniture present an awkward
appearance on the stage. Planks are

placed under the davenport cushions
to make the total davenport lower
under the actors weight. The one
part then, where the actor is sitting
does not sink so far.
Shutters above a doorway give the
the walls an open appearance creat-
ing an illusion of spaciousness, Phi-
lippi said.
Symmetry Necessary
In stage craft, the set and bal-
ance of furniture is supposed to be
symetrical without actually appear-
ing that way, Philippi said. A bal-
ance is pleasing, but if it is too ap-
parent the room can look formal.
Asked what color scheme he would
have chosen for a woman, Philippi re-
plied, "It depends on what kind of a
woman the character is. Cool plain
colors suit an extrovert," he said.
"Somebody said once," he continued,
"that a fussy set, in which many col-
lected articles are displayed, belongs
to an introvert. Plain rooms suit
extroverts. That gives a rough idea
as to how character of the owner is
A knowledge of architecture, inter-
ior design and period furnishings are
necessary for set designing, Philippi

Set Designer Philippi Explain
Backstage Tricks of the Trade

Back the
Famine Drive:


Cohan Play To
Continue Today
And Tomorrow


Two more evening performances
and a Saturday matinee will be given
of George M. Cohan's unusual play,
"Pigeons and People" this week.
Ray Pedersen, who plays the part
Cohan himself played in the show
on Broadway-that of Parker is an
actor from way back. As a student
in play production here, he was An-
drocles in "Androcles and the Lion",
and had parts in "The Good Hope",
"Yellow Jack," "Two on an Island";
while at Ohio State Teachers College
he was in "The Late Christopher
Bean", "Love and Geography" and
"The Yellow Jacket." He is now a
teaching fellow in the speech depart-
Robert Thompson, who plays the
part of Joseph Heath, acted and stud-
ied four years at the Goodman
Theatre in Chicago, one of the best
little theatres in the country.
Pat Meikle, who plays Miss Giles
in "Pigeons and People" has had
leading roles in "Stage Door", "Let-
ters to Lucerne", "Alice Sit by the
Fire", "The Damasque Cheek", and
many others.
Rowland McLaughlin, who plays
Franklin Chase, is an ex-Army cap-
tain who is relatively new in the
theatre. McLaughlin graduated from
the University in 1941 as an electri-
cal engineer. While on campus he
was a singer with Bill Sawyer's or-
chestra. McLaughlin, who is elect-
ing courses in acting, preparatory for
entering light opera, is guest tenor
Thursday afternoon's on the Dorothy
Feldman program over WPAG.
John Babington, who plays Gilroy,
the Irish detective, was active in play
production several years ago when he
appeared in "Hay Fever", "Stage
Door", "Caste", "Heart of a City",
and "Alice Sit by the Fire".
Other people in the Cohan play are
Richard Shafer who is Bata; Judy
Greengard and Marilyn Miller who
are Elinor Payne and Winnie Lloyd;
Ed Gifford, who is McGuire, the cop;
and Ken Garlinger who is Dr. Fris-
by; and Audrey Lawrence who is Miss
Graham while Roberta Seibert is
Mrs. Dunkrp.
Charles Meredith is directing, Her-
bert Philippi is set designer, and Miss
Lucy Barton is costumiere.

Praised By
Clifford Price
Clinical data shows that strepto-
mycin is proving of sensational value
in fighting disease, according to Clif-
ford W. Price of the Federal Food
and Drug Administration.
Speaking yesterday to the five-day
Institute on Hospital Pharmacy
which ends today, Price reported that
"in one form of influenzal meningi-
tis the clinical cures are of a degree
never yet attained by any other
"In gram negative bacteriemias
(where there is bacteria in .the blood)
which were formerly universally fatal
the response has exceeded the wildest
expectations," according to Price.
"In infections of the urinary tract,
streptomycin has been found to be
of great value and has well been
termed the 'most efficient' urinary
antiseptic known so far," Price stated.
"In tularemia or 'rabbit fever' the
response is prompt and the high per-
centage .of, clinical cures is extremely
Regarding tuberculosis, typhoid
fever, wound infections and some
other diseases, Price said, "there has
not been sufficient clinical data ac-
cumulated to permit a final state-
ment concerning effectiveness of
streptomycin but information from
present studies may result in effect-
ing a large number of cures
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