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TUESDAY, JULY 14, 1964

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PACIE TRIMP,

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MERIT SEMIFINALISTS

Students Shun

Physical Sciences

*I--

In a surprising new trend, the
nation's top student talent ap-
pears to be turning away from the
physical sciences and engineering
and toward the humanities and
social sciences.
This finding has emerged from
a study of career choices among
thousands of semifinalists in the
National Merit Scholarship Pro-
gram, the annual nationwide tal-
ent search to discover the most
able high school seniors. '
Careers generally increasing in
popularity are teaching, architec-.
ture, law and medicine for boys,
and law and government service
for girls.
More Popular
Biology, history and mathemat-
ics are becoming increasingly pop-
ular fields, while business, phys-
ics, engineering and journalism
are less popular for both sexes.
But the surprise in the study
covering the years 1957 to 1964
to be the decline in interest in
science and engineering, the glam-
or-coated careers since Sputniks.
Bright students have been urged
to choose careers in engineering
and science in the interest of na-
tional security and national pres-
tige.
Space Lure
An added lure has been the
multi-billion-dollar science budg-
ets, the adventure of space ex-
ploration and the plentiful sup-
ply of earn-while-learn fellow-
ships.

"Yet, talented students have
shown an ever-increasing interest
in fields ttah are singularly lack-
ing in these advantages," Prof.
Robert C. Nichols, of Evanston,
National Merit Program director,
commented in the journal "Sci-
ence."
"It is hard to believe that the
recruitment programs and increas-
ingly favorable public image of
science andtechnology have ac-
tually discouraged most able stu-
dents from entering these fields,j
but alternative explanations are
not plentiful," he commented.
New Questionj
Prof. Nichols suggested that
these trends raise the question of
whether career choices can be
manipulated by national pro-
grams, by job opportunities, by
pay scales.
"It is tempting to attribute
year-to-year changes in particular
fields to specific events (for ex-
ample, the spurt of interest in
biology since 1961 may have been
due to excitement over recent dis-
coveries in microbiology such as
the nature of DNA), but such con-
clusions based on a single coin-
cidence are hazardous," Prof.
Nichols cautioned.
The National Merit Scholarship
Program tests about 600,000 high
school seniors each year. About
10,000 are selected as semifinalists.

Approximate percentage of male National Merit semifi-
nalists choosing various careers in the years 1957 to 1964. "X"
indicates a field not coded in that year and was included in

''other."
Career Choice
Architecture
Business
Engineering
Farming
Govt. Service
Law
Medicine
Ministry
Psychology
Science Research
Social Work
Teaching
Writing
Other

1957
X
5.1
33.6
X
2.13
6.4
9.1
1.9
0.8
28.7
0.2
7.9
1.9
2.2

1958
1.3
4.5
25.5
0.14
2.07
5.3
9.2
2.0
0.5
37.8
0.1
8.4
2.3
0.8

1959
0.98
3.8
28.5
0.14
1.8
6.2
10.0
1.8
0.6
31.2
0.2
10.3
1.8
2.3

1960
1.0
3.2
28.0
0.12
2.6
7.0
8.5
1.4
0.6
31.8
X
12.3
1.8
1.3

1961
1.1
3.3
24.6
0.12
3.9
8.8
10.3
0.9
0.6
29.6
0.2
13.3
2.3
0.8

1962
1.3
3.3
18.1
0.22
3.9
7.6
11.9
1.2
0.5
32.6
0.1
14.9
2.1
2.0

1963
1.5
3.0
20.8
0.17
2.8
9.3
12.2
1.7
9.7
28.9
0.1
15.1
2.1
1.2

World News Roi
s By The Associated Press 200 Soviet sonar listening devices'
WASHINGTON - The latest used in antisubmarine operations.
Soviet note warning against West It made this statement in con-
German participation in the firming a published report that a
United States proposed multi- Russian submarine had surfaced
late ral nuclear force contains some and taken aboard a U.S. "sono-
new elements, ,fficials reported buoy" during U.S. tracking of the
yesterday. submarine.
The note, addressed to the seven
countries planning to participate NICOSIA-The government of
in first MLF demonstration ship, Cyprus is drafting a formal pro-
has been received in Washington test to Turkey over the reported
and is now under study, Robert secret landing of 500 Turkish
McCloskey, the State Depart- troops on the island, an official
ment's press officer told a news Greek Cypriot spokesman said
conference, yesterday.
Officials said that the note con- The Turkish government denied
tamed some elements missing from the landings. A United Nations
earlier documents, though Moscow spokesman reported Saturday that
"did not bring up a new argu- observation by UN patrols showed
ment." The Soviet Union has con- about 100 personnel from Turkey
sistently objected to the plan to were put ashore each week for the
set up a surface fleet equipped past five weeks.
with Polaris missiles and manned The government spokesman did
by international crews. not say when the protest would be

undup 1Thayer
-- -1 itsHate
The newsarrepord saidnthiat
Salonika, in northern Greece, and
wa saccused of trying to import te ra tu r
a rifle to be used in an assia-
t1in aitemp~t. #
Tih paemrs idt oti den titt.e M ichigan Senate M ajority Lead-
man ad did not gointy the er Stanley Thayer (R-Ann Arbor),
man and did ito thea candidate for Congress from the
details. They attributed the re-.SeconditrCod ress e
iorns to ""highly reliable source,.JScn Second District, today expressed
posrto highl reliesorce is deep concern at "the increas-
Papandreou and Inltrior Mmii- ing, volume of 'hate' literature" be-
istry Undersecretary Nicholas Ex- ingcil ate e itrus
archos issued a joint statement in circuled by extremist groups
saying "the government knowsadid
nothing" of the reported plot. Thayer, an alternate delegate
!to the Republican National Con-
CAIRO-President Gamal Abdel ention, said he and other mem-
biers of the Michigan delegation
Nasser and President Abduiiah },qtr, ~ ~ , .,

Approximate percentage of female National Merit semifi-

Sallal of Yemen signed an agree-
ment last night setting up a for-
mal committee to coordinate their
policies in political and economic
spheres.
NEW YORK - The stock ex-
change suffered a small drop in
prices yesterday in a day of mod-
erate trading. 65 stocks were down
.35. 15 utilities were up .13, 20
railroads were down .03, and 30
industrials were down 1.96, clos-a
ing at 845.55.1

1iavre ceved a" aoarrage or t 1s
type of mail."
"Responsible citizens should be
warned that these extremists are
attempting to poison the opinions
of the average citizen by the
basest means," Thayer said. He
added that "much of this litera-
ture emanates from the South."
He said that the inflammatory
mailings also "heap abuse upon
prominent Republicans by ques-
tioning their patriotism.

nalists choosing various careers
Career Choice 1957 1958
Architecture X 0.3
Business 4.6 4.1
Engineering 2.6 2.1
Farming X 0.0
Govt. Service 5.0 4.0
Law 1.0 0.8
Medicine 12.0 11.8
Ministry 0.3 0.3
Psychology 2.8 3.1
Science Research 19.0 23.3
Social Work 2.1 2.1
Teaching 36.7 34.9
Writing 7.7 8.0
Other 5.2 5.0

in th
1959
0.7
2.3
2.0
0.0
5.4
1.4
12.5
0.2
3.5
19.5
2.9
37.5
6.2
5.6

eyears
1960
0.6
2.6
1.3
0.0
7.0
1.1
12.7
0.2
3.5
23.0
X
34.2
6.8
5.3

1957 to 1963.

1961
0.3
2.3
1.5
0.1
7.0
1.2
12.4
0.2
3.1
19.6
2.2
38.1
5.9
6.1

1962
0.3
1.9
1.2
0.1
7.8
1.3
11.7
0.1
3.2
18.2
2.1
41.4
6.0
4.6

1963
0.7
1.4
1.0
0.0
7.0
1.8
12.8
0.3
3.3
19.0
2.2
40.3
4.9
5.0

SAN FRANCISCO - A plea tos
Republicans to mount a strenuous
voter registration drive before thet
November election was made byt
Robert A. Forsythe, registration'
chairman of the National Com-e
mittee.-
Recalling that Richard M. Nixon
lost to John F. Kennedy by a very
thin popular vote margin in 1960,
Forsythe said "just a little more
effort in the area of voter regis-
tration could have turned a de-
feat into a great victory for the
Republican party."
WASHINGTON-The U.S. Navy
said yesterday that since the mid-
1950s it has picked up more than

sent.
* * *
ATHENS - Athens newspapers
bold yesterday of an alleged plot
to assassinate Premier George
Papandreou. But the government
denied knowledge of any such plot.

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ECO N 0O1 C CAMPAIGN

AFL-CIO To Launch
assive Rights Effort

Reductions from 20%-50%
ALL SALES FINAL

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WASHINGTON (41-The AFL-
CIO will move soon to galvanize toorn eecaistra nat oers to
the full economic weight of its i
13.5 million members behind the And while he has declined so
new civil eights law in a campaign far to detail the kind of pressure
of ..massive compliance." he has in mind, an AFL-CIO
The campaign may even include spokesman pointed out that the
strikes againstemplo sstrike has long been one of labor's
criminate. chief economic weapons.
rinase. dra The spokesman indicated that
As envisioned by federation boycotts and listings of employers
president George Meany the cam- as "'unfair" are other measures
paign would reach into virtually used successfully in the past and
every city and hamlet in the na- that could be employed against
tion, including the South, and discrimination,
constitute one of the most potent Mnas lr y o
pro-ivilrighs foces.Meany has deliberately avoided
pro-civil rights forces.
Directed at All going into details so as not to
give the appearance of trying to
The"campaignwill be directed at dictate to the proposed national
unorganized as well as union em- conference,
ployers, and will seek immediate Emphatic
voluntary implementation of fair Iut le has been emphatic in
employment provisions that do not calling upon unions to wipe out
become legally effective until next the last vestiges of discrimination
y7ear. in their own affairs, and to bring
Meany plans to launch the cam- about "the fullest possible involve-
paign Aug. 3 in Chicago by asking mnent" of employers.
the AFL-CIO Executive Council "Employers as a whole have
to call a national conference of all stood aloof from the civil rights
affiliated international and state struggle," Meany said in a letter
6 unions to work out details. to all state and city AFL-CIO
Meany believes unions must use bodies. "They cannot remain aloof
economic pressure where necessary from the law."

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