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Office Staffs May Unionize



Unless management begins to
ecognize and answer the needs
f "white collar" workers, they
ill increasingly face the threat
f white collar unionization, per-
onel managers were told yes-
erday. '
Program Director Clark Caskey
f the Industrial Relations Bureau
tressed- consideration of white'
ollar needs in the keynote ad-
ress of the Bureau's current per-
:nnel techniques seminar, "Mo-
vating the White Collar Employee
a the Sixties."
The unionization of white col-
ar people presents two aspects.
he first is that the while collar
roup is growing and the work is
ecoming oversimplified in some
,rea due to the automation of
ff ices.
The second aspect, from the
nion point of view, is that white
ollar workers continue to view
hemselves as apart from the
ypical factory worker, and must
ie handled' as such.
Caskey attributes the rise of
rhite collar unionization to sev-
ral factors, the major one being
hat white collar employees have
ecome in too many instances
the forgotten men" caught be-
ween the union and manage- I
The increase in number and
oncentration of white collar em-
loyees, the threat of job. loss
rought on by automated office
rqcedures and data processing
nachinery, the challenge induced

by automated processes encourages
unionization, Caskey said. Some
companies put white collar people
last on the priority scale, lack of
qualified supervisors and the in-
equality of wages are also factors.
A program of counteracting
these inducements to unionization
must be premised on the attitude
that management is actually seek-
ing to better the environment of
the worker, and not a "beat the
union" attitude, Caskey said.

To be successful, the program
should include fair salaries, know-
ledge of union tactics, -sound
supervisory selection and training,
open systems of communication,
carefully programmed education
upon increased automation in the
office and greviance procedures.
A complete retraining for re-
location and informational pro-
gram should accompany automa-
tion, Caskey said. This will lessen
fear of job loss or displacement.

Japanese Gain Mobility
Through Social Change

Japanese society after 1868 was
characterized by innovation and
experimentation resulting in
greater social mobility, Prof. Ber-
nard Silberman of the history de-
partment at the University of
Arizona, told a Japanese Studies
Center audience Thursday.
In this period the samurai, or,
elite, began to play a significant
role as upper civil servants in
Japanese bureaucracy. Before this,
birth had determined status, and
the highest position went to those
with the highest birth.
* The creation of a national gov-
ernment, leading to more jobs, and
the need for new skills in govern-
ment caused the sudden emergence
of mobility in the elite, he said.

Prof. Silberman cited socialogi-
cal theories of job recruitment
and success motivation as methods
of determining the degree of so-
cial mobility. Methods of recruit-
ment reflect how society feels
about mobility. ,
Following the 1850's Japan made
a- sudden change from a policy
of 'isolation to one of moderniza-
tion. In the new Japanese govern-
ment consisting of about 350 top
administrative assistants, the most
successful civil servants had some
contact with Western civilization
and Western learning.- '
The lower elite seized upon
knowledge of European languages
and technical proficiency for ad-
vancement, Prof. Silberman said.
The nobility continued to rely
upon tradition for position.
Thus, the lower samurai gained
social status through demand for
these new skills, he concluded.
The period from 1885-1940 was
characterized by stability result-
ing from the social innovations of
the preceeding period, he ob-

Union Fills
Board Post'
At Meeting
With the installation of Prof.
Richard Balzhier of the chemis-
try department the Michigan
Union Board of Directors official-
ly began the new semester Thurs-
Following the seating of Prof.
Balzhier, the Board voted on sev-
eral motions:
It was ruled that resignations
from the Union by students de-
manding dues refunds were not
acceptable, since this is included
in the University's tuition.
Two African students now at-
tending Ann Arbor High School
willbe permitted use of the Union
as guests, since they formerly at-
tended the English Language In-
Guest privileges are not normal-
ly extended to high school stu-
The Board also voted to relin-
quish the organization of the an-
nual Airflight to Europe program
in the spring, a task granted them'
by Student Government Council.
The problem centered around
the Union's legally not being able
to include faculty members and
women students,. due to a Civil
Aeronautics Board ruling.
A five-man committee was ap-
pointed -to study the filling of a
present graduate student vacancy
on the board.
Merchants Plan
New Bus Service
The Retail Merchants Division
of the Ann Arbor Chamber of
Commerce has revealed the like-
ly possibility of a shuttle bus serv-
ice to be inaugurated in about
30 days from State Street to Main
Street, making seven stops.,

Bureau of Appointments Cites Statistics

... campus director.

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Fund Drive
The Ann Arbor United Fund
kicked off its 1962 campaign
Thursday with David S. Pollock
of the University relations depart-
ment heading .up the city wide
drive and Prof. Shorey Peterson.
of the economics department car-
rying the campus fund-raising.
"Not only does the University
aim at providing a quarter of the
city's $534,000 quota, but it is al-
so providing a city wide chairman
for the first time," Prof. Peterson
With the theme "A Minute To
Spare-A Year To Share," the
campus chapter plans to raisej
$107,943 this year. There will be
no direct solicitation of students,
although University employes will
be contacted by volunteers. Letters
have been sent out to many cam-
pus organizations inviting their
The" drive will continue through
Nov. 9.

Preliminary figures for 1960-61
reveal that although job requests
increased by 6,000 last year, the
Bureau of Appointments had only
39 more registrants.
The Bureau had requests for
approximately 20,000 openings in
its educational division, 19,000 in
its general division, and 10,000 in
its summer placement division.
Last year, the bureau received
approximately 17,000 requests in
education, 18,500 in general, and
9,500 in its summer division.
More Interviews
Seventy more companies and
schools interviewed students in the
past year. Last year there were
578 sessions. This year there were
Two hundred fifty-six were in
the education division, 278 in the
general division, and 114 in sum-
mer placement.
In the general division, the bu-
reau had 1,253 registrants, com-
pared to 1,274 last year. This drop
was seen as normal fluctuation by
Marie Dow, of the Bureau.
Fail to Continue
In that division, the bureau
placed 347 students in jobs. How-
ever, 408 students who registered
failed to continue the placement
process and 498 were not placed
for miscellaneous reasons.
In the education division, the
bureau placed 397 students at' col-
leges as teachers and administra-
tors, 357 as elementary school
teachers, 896 as high school in-
structors, and 172 as secondary
school administrators.
Some 550 found jobs through,
the summer placement service this
Requests for scientific and
technical personnel ran about two
times as heavy as requests for
liberal arts graduates, Miss' Dow
As an example, Miss Dow cited

the figures for personnel requests
for alumni, of which 11,192 were
for technical persons, and 6,363
were for liberal arts alumni.
Commenting on these statistics,
Prof. George Odiorne, head of the
Bureau of Industrial Relations,
said, "Company presidents say
that they need liberal arts per-
sons. Yet, when their recruiters
come to the campus, they seek
technical personnel.'
Prof. Odiorne recently criticized
recruiters for their over emphasis
on technical personnel and its ef-
fect on the popularity of liberal
arts courses.
The bureau does not contact
companies after it sets up an in-
terview between the student and
the prospective employe. It can
only approximate the number ofI
placements based on replies to {
questionnaires sent to registrants.

... job statistics



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Written, directed and produced by Sacha Guitry.
Music byFrancaix
With Sacha Guitry, Orson Welles, Edith Piaf,
Jean Marais, Claudette Colbert, Gerard Philipe,
Jean-Pierre Aumont, Micheline Presle.
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Present Eight Ideas To Improve Grades


Panhellenic Association spon-
sored its annual workshop to dis-
cuss problems pertinent to sor-
ority living Tuesday.
There were four separate con-
ferences each chaired by a mem-
ber of the Panhel executive coun-
cil. The four discussions dealt with
transfer and housemother rela-
tions, scholarship and activities,
the relation of house judiciary
and executive councils, and a gen-
eral group.
The workshop used the case
study method, so that representa-
tives from the sororities could
discuss problems anonymously.
The Scholarship discussion,
chaired by Margaret Shaw, '63,

Now Hear This!

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All aboard for a shipload of fun as the
Ann Arbor Civic Theatre,
Presents Thomas Heggen's and Joshua Logan's
classic of a comedy

and Sharon McCue, '63, presented
eight major ideas for improving
the atmosphere and grades with-
in the houses.
The girls suggested that houses
remove the grade competition in-
stilled by the nationals. They al-
so urged that the intellectual and
academic aspect of sorority life
be presented at rush mass meet-
ings to "alleviate the misconcep-,
tion in many rushees; minds that
sororities are mainly for parties."
Three methods were suggested
to instill the desire to study in
actives; making the study room
conducive to study, having schol-
arship dinners, and emphasizing
learning rather than grades.
Required Study
Study tables, where girls under
a certain point average are re-
quired to study a certain number
of hours per week on the honor
system, as well as other sugges-
tions were offered to help control
grades on the house level.
To aid in controlling grades on
the personal level a tutorial sys-
tem within the house was sug-
gested. Aid woul dalso' be offered
in budgeting time. .
Study programs consisting of
big and little sister study dates at
the library, the buddy system, and
seminaring were also suggested.
Study Aids
Additional study aids of exam,
and course material files, language
tables, after-dinner speakers and
seminars and eliminate the dis-
traction of phones were also of-
Various methods of enforcing
quiet hours were suggested.
The. discussion of activities fol-
lowed in the same groups.
Posting a chart of all campus
activities and events, announcing
lectures and seminars, and rec-
ognizing participants in house and
campus functions were four meth-
ods offered to stimulate aware-
ness of activities and encourage
Activities Aspects
The scheduling, attendance of
and participation in activities was
also discussed.


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The group discussing transfer
and housemother relations was
chaired by Ruth Roby, '62, and
Carole Feldman, '63.
Many suggestions were offered
to improve transfer student rela-
tions within the house such as:
avoiding the term "transfer" in
referring to an, affiliate, encourag-
ing an affiliate to take an active.
'interest in the house and to get to
know her new "sisters." Also at-
tendance at h o u s e functions

(Author of "I Was a Teen-age Dwairf", "The Many
Loves of Dobie Gilis', etc.)

"shouldn't be compulsory, but at-
Living Conditions
Regarding living conditions, two
suggestions were offered. The girls
believed that integration of trans-
fers is facilitated if all the girls
can live in one house and avoid
segregating transfers in an annex
or in a basement. Many houses
have partially solved their prob-
lem by giving rooms in the house
See PANHEL, Page 5


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that dwarfs any 'Othello' constricted by the confines of
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It is well enough to sit in one's Morris chair and theorize about
sorority rushing, but if one really wishes to know the facts, one
must leave one's Morris chair and go out into the field. (My
Morris chair, incidentally, was given to me by the Philip Morris
Company, makers of Marlboro Cigarettes.' They are great-
hearted folk, the makers of Marlboro Cigarettes, as millions of
you know who have enjoyed their excellent cigarettes. Only
from bountiful souls could come such mildness, such flavor,
such filters, such pleasure, as you will find in Marlboros! For
those who prefer crushproof boxes, Marlboro is available in
crushproof boxes. For those who prefer soft packs, Marlboro
is available in soft packs. For those who prefer to buy their
Cigarettes in bulk, please contact Emmett R. Sigafoos, friendly
manager of our factory in Richmond, Virginia.)
But I digress. I was saying that in order to know the true
facts about sorority rushing, one must go into the field and
investigate. Consequently, I went last week to the Indiana
College of Spot Welding and Belles Lettres and interviewed
several million coeds, among them a lovely lass named Gerund
McKeever. (It is, incidentally, quite an interesting little story
about how she came to be named Gerund. It seems that her
father, Ralph T. McKeever, loved grammar better than any-
thing in the world, and so he named all his children after parts
of speech. In addition to Gerund, there were three girls named
Preposition, Adverb, and Pronoun, and one boy named Dative
Case. The girls seemed not to be unduly depressed by their
names, but Dative Case, alas, grew steadily more morose and
was finally found one night dangling from a participle. After
this tragic event, the father abandoned his practice of gram-
matical nomenclature, and whatever children were subsequently
born to him-eight in all-were named Everett.)

You'll chuckle at the real-live goat... you'll laugh at the human donkeys
you'll. break up as these boisterous gobs burst the bubble of boredom
with piercing vernacular and revellious revelry.

October 19

October 20

October 21

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Oct. 23: QUAI DES BRUMES (written by Jacques
Prevert, dir. by Marcel Carne, France, 1938);
by Germaine Dulac France, 1922)
Nov. 13 FRAGMENT OF AN EMPIRE (dir, by
Friedrich Ermler, USSR, 1928); and THE FIRE-
MAN (dir. by charles Chaplin, U. S., 1916)
CENT SEVEN) (dir..by Akira Kurosawa, Japan,
1954); and HIGHWAY (dir. by Hilary Harris,
1 '.1SIO7 -r e:- s .:.- .1 n .

Feb. 12: SOUS LES TOITS DE PARIS (dir. by Rene
Claire, 'France,. 1930); and FANTASY FOR
FOUR STRINGS (dir. by Albert Pierru, France,
Mar. 5: THE GENERAL LINE (dir. by Sergei
Eisenstein, USSR, 1929); and HIS MARRIAGE
WOW (dir. by Mack Sennett, with Harry Lang-
Mar. 26: SHOESHINE (dir, by Vittorio de Sica,
Italy, 1947); and NIGHT MAIL, (dir. by Harry
Watt and Basil Wright,HGreat Britain, 1936)
An,.. 23: BED AND SOFA (dir by Abram Room,


But I digress. I W+s interviewing a lovely coed named
Gerund McKeever. "Gerund," I said, "were you rushed by a
"Yes, mister," she said, "I was rushed by a sorority."
"Did they give you a high-pressure pitch?" I asked. "Did
,they use the hard sell?"
"No, mister," she replied. "It was all done with quiet dignity.
They simply talked to me'about the chapter and the girls for
about three minutes and then I pledged."
"My goodness !" I said. "Three minutes is not very long for
a sales talk!"
"It is when they are holding you under water, mister,':
said Gerund.
"Well, Gerund," I said, "how do you like the house?"
"I like the house fine, mister," she replied. "But I don't live
there. Unfortunately, they pledged more girls than they have
room for, so they are sleeping some of us in the bell tower.,.
"Tsn't that rather noisv?" I said.



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