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THE, MICHIGAN DAILY

THURSDAY.N

THE MCHIGN DALY TfTTR~--

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atz, Eldersveld Cite
ificiency Problem

By SANDRA JOHNSON
"In the Detroit area the politi-
al precinct organization functions
iirly inefficiently," Prof. Daniel
.atz of the Survey Research Cen-
r and Prof. Samuel J, Elders-
ld of the political science de-
arthient report in their study of
ie impact of local party activity
Pon the electorate.
Professors Katz and Eldersveld
,ate in their analysis published
i the Public Opinion Quarterly
aat "the precinct leader who car-
es out all his tasks is the ex-
ption rather than the rule."
Relative Weakness
In spite of the relative weak-
ess of precinct organization, the
udy indicates that "it cannot be
scounted as a factor making
)me contribution to the total var-
nce in voting behavior."
"In general, organizational ac-
vity at the precinct level has
n even greater potential for in-
uencing the electorate in Wayne
ounty," the researchers point
it, since few precinct leaders
esently do all they can to mo-
lize the vote.
For example, only 71 per cent
f the Detroit precinct leaders did
mething in the 1956 election to
t voters registered and only 67
r cent had helpers for precinct
ork. '---
Small Participation
However, these efforts are large
)mpared to the nine per cent of
te precinct workers who partici-
ated in fund raising and the 16
r cent who contacted people in
e precinct by phone during the
impaign.
Five criteria were used to eval-
ate theDetroit precinct.leaders
iring the 1956 election:
1) Ability to organize the local
ecinct workers.
2) Extent to which a leader
immunicated with the party or-
inization.
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3) . Influence and contact with
the outside community.
4) The degree to which a leader
used standard party practices.
5) Strength of motivation.
Strong Leaders
Using these criteria, only 14 per
cent of the Republican group were
found to be strong leaders as
compared to 30 per cent of the
Democrats.
By contrast, the strength of 27
per cent of the Republican pre-
cinct leaders was described as neg-
ligible or weak, as compared to 17
per cent of the Democrats.
Professors Katz and Eldersveld
suggest that the Democratic lead-
ers may have scored higher be-
cause of "the greater social rein-
forcement for Democratic work-
ers in a community which is dom-
inantly Democratic in party iden-
tification.
DAILY OFFICIAL
BULLETIN
(Continued from Page 5)
Friday 8 a.m. til 12 noon and 1:30 til
5 pm.
Employers desirous of hiring students
for part-time or full-time temporary
work, should contact Jack Lardie, at
NO 3-1511 ext. 3553.
Students desiring miscellaneous odd
jobs should consult the bulletin board
in Room 2200, daily.
MEN
1-Busboy, 11:00-2:00, five days per
week, also Sat. & Sun.
-Several salesmen to sell magazine
subscriptions.
-Salesmen to sell college sportswear
for men.
2-Waiters, worl4 lunches, Monday thru
Friday.
1-Engineering student, must be at
least a junior, background in ra-
dio-isotope.
1-Experienced typesetter, 20 hours per
week or more.
1-Experienced electronics technician,
20 hours per week.
1-Astronomy tutor, 2-3 hrs. each aft-
ernoon, 5 days per week.
-Perform for 1st graders birthday
party the weekend of Dec. 9. Puppet
show, magic, show, etc.
FEMALE
1-Waitress, work lunches, Monday
thru Friday.
1-Babysitter, housekeeper, live in,
weekends off.
1-Experienced histologist, every after-
noon or 2-3 full days, per week.
-Perform for 1st graders birthday
party the weekend of Dec. 9. Puppet
show, magic show, etc.
1-Rent room in private home, act as
secretary approximately 3 evenings
per week thru 2nd semester. Pay
rate to be arranged.
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NOTICES
Inter-Cooperative Council. Applica-
tions are now being accepted for an
apartment in our married student
housing cooperative. CallNO 3-1444 or
NO 3-1204.
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