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THE MICHTGAN DlAILY

THURtSDAY, JULY 2A

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FATHER FLANAGAN:
Boys Town Carries on
After Death of Founder

INSTITUTE ON AGING:

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By The Associated Press
(MP)-Boys Town, although shaken
by the death of its founder, is car-
rying on.
The death in Berlin two months
ago of Msgr. Edward J. Flanagan,
know best as "Father Flanagan,"
has thrown a sizeable readjust-
ment problem into the laps of as-
sistants who continue the work.
But Boys Town long since
ceased to be a one-man project.
Like any sound enterprise, busi-
ness or otherwise, this one bids
fair to long outlive the man who
conceived and nurtured it.
Youthful Successor
Temporarily, at least, the Flan-
agan mantle is draped on the
youthful shoulders of the Rev.
Edmond C. Walsh of Omaha.
"There will never be another
Sale Opens for
Hawaiian Hop
Art Starr Sextette
Scheduled To Play
Tickets for the Hawaiian Hop,
League summner semi-formal to be
given from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sat-
urday, are on sale from 9 a.m. to
noon and from 1:30 to 5 p.m. daily
in the Undergraduate Offices of
the League.
Tickets will also be sold at the
dance.
The dance, which will trans-
form the League ballroom into a
palmy replica of a Hawaiian plan-
tation will feature the music of
Art Starr's Sextette and the vo-
cals of Renee Peters.
Intermission entertainment will
be supplied by the Vaughan House
Trio, hula dancers, a ballroom
dance team and authentic Ha-
waiian music.
Programs and South Sea Island
decorations will carry out the
theme of the dance, according to
Lois Steere, chairman.
The League Cafeteria coke bar
will serve refreshments during the
dance, and the League Garden will
be open for strolling.
The Dean of Women's Office
has issued women special 1:30 per-
mission for the dance.

Father Flanagan," says the acting
director. "But the work he be-
gan will be carried on as he would
have wished with unfaltering fi-
delity through the principles and
ideals, his life personified.
"In his efforts to provide for
the present needs, Father Flana-
gan did not fail to think of a fu-
ture and while his death came
with an unexpected suddenness, it
did not leave the future unpre-
pared for."
Acting Director
The 34-year-old Father Walsh
had been accustomed to serving as
acting director while Father Flan-
agan was absent. He was so serv-
ing when Father Flanagan died
while studying youth problems in
Germany and Austria for the
United State Government.
Fifteen Million Value
Boys Town had its start in
Omaha where borrowed money
rented a two-story house to serve
as a refuge for five youngsters.
Today, a $10,000,000 expansion
program is under way in this
1,000-acre city. The new structure
will boost the value of the prop-
erties to between $13,000,000 and
$15,000,000.
The town, governed by the boys
who call it "Home," is incorporat-
ed under the name "Father
Flanagan's Boys'nHome." The
corporation is directed by a seven-
member non-sectarian board.
Members include Protestant and
Jewish representatives, as well as
Catholics."
To Increase Number
The construction program now
under way will enable Boys Town
to care for approximately 1,000
boys, compared to the 450 now
resident.
The new buildings include a
field house, trade school building,
dining hall-recreation building,
high school building, auditorium
and music hall, a welfare build-
ing (already in use) and a recep-
tion center, besides 25 houses and
cottages each capable of housing
20 boys.
Until modern times, reports the
World Book Encyclopedia, the
Christian Church did not allow its
members to accept interest on
monwy.

Lawton Speec ...
The increasing numbers of
aged people in the United States
would do far better to take as
their model the "successfully ag-
ing Grandma the riveter" than
the "gracefully aging Whisler's
Mother."
That was the view expressed by
George Lawton, New York con-
sulting psychiatrist and author'
who spoke yesterday at the Uni-
versity Institute on Aging.
Three principles of successful'
aging, Dr. Lawton said are (1)
communicating and associating'
with other people, (2) participat-,
ing in community affairs, (3) cre-
ative self expression.
In line with his last point, Dr.
Lawton claimed that the skillful
use of one's hands is an underrat-
ed talent in America. He noted
that recreation in this country'
consists largely of the spectator
variety, and added that "television
is the greatest possible threat to
aging successfully.
"The only way to stay alive is
to continue experience-to be do-
ing something creative," Dr. Law-
ton said. "You can stop respond-
ing to new experiences at any age,
and you become old the minute
you do so."
Bloch Lecture 9
Prof. Bernard Bloch of Yale
University will speak on "A Recon-
struction of English Juncture
Phonemes" at 7 p.m. today in
Rackham Amphitheatre.
The lecture will be a technical
discussion of the terms juncture
and phoneme as applied in the
study of English language speech
sounds.

Donahue Talk.. .
The nation's present social leg-
islation to benefit older people is
not likely to keep pace with the
need for old age security for many
years to come, Dr. Wilma Dona-
hue, director of the University bu-
reau of psychological services pre-
dicted Tuesday.
Spea king on "Psychological
Processes in Aging," at a session of
the University Institute for Aging,
Dr. Donahue explained that "we
may expect a larger proportion of
old people to be provided for in
the economy of the country."
'Enlightened'
However, she referred to the
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Ills of Aged
Initiated at 40
Crippling diseases which af-
fect people after the age of 60 us-
ually begin in the critical years
between 40 and 60, according to
Dr. Edward J. Stieglitz.
Addressing the Charles A. Fish-
er Memorial Institute on Aging,
Dr. Stieglitz emphasized the fact
that the average person 60 years
of age is nearly 70 biologically,
due to misuse of the body not to
the normal processes of aging.
Although medical sciencehas
4ncreased life expectancy from
47 to 67 years, common diseases
in later life are now an individual
responsibility, he said.
The final conferences of the In-
stitute will be held today in the
Rackham amphitheatre.

present program of social legisla-
tion as "enlightened."
Dr. Donahue called for an in-
crease in the nation's productivity
by the use of older men and
women in occupations suited to
their capacities.
"Man's mind does not retire on
his 65th birthday, and America's
economy should find ways of using
the experience, skill, knowledge
and judgement of persons past
that age," she stated.
Adjustments will have to be
made if older people are going to
reenter the working world, she
said.
Adjustment Plan
"A decrease in the number of
hours worked per day, a decrease
in the physical demands of the
work, avoidance of jobs requiring
learning and recall of d1scon-
nected material and avoidance of
jobs calling for acute vision, hear-
ing or physical speed will be nec-
essary."
"The older person also has an
obligation to adjust himself to his
age," Dr. Donahue commented.
"The older person should keep
in things, entertain friends and
younger people, accept invitations,
and share hobbies with others,
keep informed through conversa-
tion, reading and the radio, and
participate in community activi-
ties," she stated.
Student Concert
Arlene Lucille Sollenberger, con-
tralto, accompanied by Lennis
Britton Swift, pianist, will pre-
sent a program including works by
Monteverde, Debussy, Saint-Saens,
Mahler, Lenormand, Purcell, Don-
audy, and Faure at 8 p.m. Friday
in Rackham Assembly Hall.

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CAIRO STORE DAMAGED BY 'AERIAL MINE'-Egyptians view damage to Cairo department store
in Cairo's Fouad 1st St., caused by a recent explosion. Munitions experts told Premier Nokrashy
Pasha that the blast was caused by an "aerial mine" which was dropped by a single unidentified
plane.

Campus
Highlights
Radio Conference .,..
Public speaking activities, in-
cluding radio, television, debate
and drama, will be discussed in
the two-day Conference and Re-
union of the Speech Department
to be held tomorrow and Satur-
day.
Friday's program will start at
9:30 a.m. in Rackham Amphithe-
atre. Prof. James F. Curtis, State
University of Iowa, will speak on
"Problems in the Application of
Experimental Methods to the
Study of Speech" at 10:45 a.m.
Lou Hazam, NBC writer will
talk on "Documentary Radio" at
1:30 p.m. Prof. R. C. Hunter of
the Ohio Wesleyan University wil'e
discuss. "Streamlining Shak e-
speare for School Production" at
3 p.m.
*' * *
Kinsey Report-...
The Kinsey report and its im-
plications, for the social sciences
will be discussed~ at 4 p.m. today
in the West Conference room of
Rackh am.
Robert C. Angell, chairman of
the Sociology Department and
Ronald Freedman, inst-uctor in
the department will be the speak-
ers.

UP AND WALKING:
New Drug Aids Polio Patients

HOUSTON, Tex., July 2-(R)-
Doctors at the City-County Jef-
ferson Davis Hospital today con-
firmed reports that polio patients
treated with Thiazolyl, a new
sulfa-type drug, are up and walk-
ing around.
They also said the acute ill-
ness period of patients treated
with the drug is being cut as much
as one-quarter of the usual five to
eight-day period.
Don's Be Optimistic
The doctors, who declined to be
quoted by name, warned, however,
against over-optimism.
"We feel that the drug is doing
some good," .one of them said,
"But we just want to be sure be-
fore we make any claims."
Use of the drug here and at the
John Sealy Hospital at the Uni-
versity of Texas School of Medi-
cine at Galveston was disclosed
last Saturday.
'Drug No. 2'
Jefferson Davis officials said
"more than 40" patients have
been treated locally with Thia-
zoyl-also known as "Drug No. 2"
-and another new drug, Aureo-
mycin.
Dr. Chauncey Leake, Dean of
Blood cells are so small that
60,000 could be placed on the head
of a pin, according to the World
Book Encyclopedia.

the University School, Saturday
night confirmed the reports but
said "it is too early to give any
opinion on the value of the drug."
He said 31 patients have been
treated at Galveston.

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A cademic Notices
Applied Mathematics Seminar
will meet Thurs., July 22, 4 p.m.,
247 W. E. Bldg.
Professor Bartels will speak on
Variational Problems in Elastic
Plate Problems.
Concerts
Student Recital: Arlene Sollon-
berger, Contralto, a pupil of Ar-
thur Hackett, will present a pro-
gram in partial fulfillment of the
requiremenlts for the degree of
Master of Music at 8 p.m., Fri..
July 23, Rackham Assembly Hall.
The ' recital will include Italian,
French, German. and English
songs, and will be open to the pub-
lic.
Graduate School Record Con-
cert: 7:45 p.m., _ East Lounge,
Rackham.
Scarlatti: Eleven Sonatas; Cas-
adesus, piano. Sibelius: Sym-
phony No. 3 in C Major; London
Symphony cond. by Kaj anus.
Handel: Alcina Suite; Orchestra
de la Societe des Concerts du Con-
servatoire, Paris, cond. by Wein-
gartner. Beethoven Sonata No. 3
in A Major for cello and piano,
OP. 69; Feuermann and Myra
Hess.
All graduate students invited;
silence requested.
Events Today
..The French Club meets tonight

at 8 p.m., 2nd floor Terrace. Room
of the Michigan Union. Professor
James 0. O'Neill, of the Romance
Language Department, will give
an informal talk: "Extraits d'un
carnet de voyage." Games, French
songs, refreshments.
La p'tite causetts meets today at
4:30 in the International Center.
Alpha Kappa Delta sociology
society is sponsoring a symposium
on "The Implications of the Kin-
sey Report for the Social Sciences,
Thurs., 4 p.m., West Conference
Room of the Rackham Bldg.
Speakers will be Prof. Robert C.
Angell, Chairman of Sociology
Dep't, and Dr. Ronald Freedman,
Sociology Dep't. Both the meth-
ors of the research described in
the report and the implications of
the research findings will be dis-
cussed. Everyone invited.
Survey Research Techniques.
There will be a special out-door
get-together of students, staff and
their friends at Clear Lake on
Thurs. evening, July 22. Cars will
leave the Thompson Street en-
trance of the West Quadrangle
at 7 p.m. Come prepared for
swimming and singing. Those who
wish transporation to and from
the lake should telephone 3-1511
-Ext. 2495.
International Center Tea forl
foreign students, faculty, and
friends, Thurs., 4:30-6 p.m. Host-
esses will be Miss Jeanne North
and Mrs. L. H. Ransom.

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