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Spencer Appointed Secretary

LSA Boasts
Of Dropouts

Musician's Board To R
On Charles-SRB Case

-Daily-Edward Langs
NEW SECRETARY-Jean Spencer, '61, has assumed the duties
of administrative secretary of SGC, replacing Mrs. Julia Siegman.
The office of the administrative Activities Bldg. opposite the office
ecretary is presently located:in of the SGC president.
he third floor office. of the Dean The SGC library, of which Miss
ifMebuwilsotybmoe Spencer will be librarian will also
SMen, but will shortly be moved be located on the first -floor along
the first floor of the Student with an office for members in the
present secretariat area.
Miss Spencer stressed the need
t P redicts of having the office "with the oth-
er Council offices so the secretary
knows what has to be done" in-
e it eastead of on the third floor "where
no one knows it exists."
New Program
Lowers Total
Intern Figure
A recently instituted certifica-
tion program for foreign medical
school graduates has redudced the
number of foreign interns by 792
from last year.
This program was initiated by
the Educational Council for For-
eign Medical Graduates of the
American Medical Association tc
assure that foreign interns met
American medical standards.
While the number of foreign in-
terns decreased, the number of
foreign doctors in residence in-
creased sufficiently to bring the
RICHARD NOHL total number in approved training
SGC president programs up by five per cent.-
_________________________ It -predicted a more strict en-
forcement of the law regarding the
return 'of such students to their
Conference native land upon completion of
the training, and the consequeni
To Exainereduction in the total number or
current duty in this country.
r The AMA Council also reported
State Finance on the formation of an Advisory
Committee on Internships and
Ways of improving Michigan's Hospital Serevices to "consider
methods of producing a more ap-
conomy will be discussed at a propriate balance . between the
Jniversity conference on "Manage- number of approved internship,
nent Action for Michigan's Fu- and the number of available can.
;ure" at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Rm. didates. -
L31 of the business school.-
Roblee B. Martin, chairman of School Announces
Michigan Industrial Ambassadors' .
executive committee, will give the Nursig Course

The academic dropout rate in
he University'sliterary college is
she lowest in the country among
iniilar colleges in state-supported
universities, Associate Dean of the
iterary college James H. Robert-
on told an orientation gathering
Only about 10 per cent of liter-
ry college freshmen fail to enter
their sophomore year for academic
A major reason for this achieve-
mient, Dean Robertson said, is the
high standards already set by in-
coming freshmen.
However, he predicted that the
average freshman in the literary
college will drop oat least a point
from his high school grade mark
and the average transfer student
half a point.
Dean Robertson then assured
the several thousand freshmen'and
transfers in Hill Auditorium that
letters will soon be sent to parents
explaining the competition for
job Seeking
To Hit Peak,
During -Fall
University job interviewers will
see more than 600 students this
month in the peak of the fall Job
hunting season.
With the semester not yet un-
derway, "University' Part - Time
Employment Service interviewers
are talking to approximately 20
students daily.
Job opportunities for this sea-
sonl will be "slightly better" thai
last year as a result of the Job-
lean summer of 191, Robert K
Richards, employment service
manager in the University per-
sonnel office, noted.
Forsees lack
However, the job-hunting pace
will slacken by October, and i
will be the students who acted
quickly who will be holding or en-
tering jobs, John Lard ie, an em-
ployment service interviewer, not-
About 400 students will b
placed in University and Ann Ar-
bor Jobs this month.
Last year the office was able
to place 340 students in Jobs o
of the 500 who applied.
Opportunities for women exis
in clerical work and meal Job
in sororities and residence hals
and some may find jobs as stir
List Opportunities .
Openings for men include wor-
in University libraries and assist
ants for faculty researchers.
The employment service wil
place a third of the job applicant
in offcampus positions in A
Arbor homes and businesses.
Some odd jobs being offered
consist of light and heavy house
work and will be offered to me
and women through the Part.
Time Employment Service, locat-
ed in Rm. 2200, Student Activi
ties Building.

Negotiations are still pendingc
with the Executive Board of ther
American Federation of Musicians
which will decide whether or not
Ray Charles, Inc. will be requiredY
to refund money to the Universityt
Development Council and the Stu-K
dent Relations Board, the Bud-,
Mor Agency, which is handling
the case, said yesterday.'
If refunded, the money would be'
used to return to the purchasers
the second half of the money they
paid for the tickets to the concert
last spring and to replace funds
spent on publicity and other pre-
parations for the concert.
Half of the ticketholder's money
was refunded by the council andy
the board after the last part of
the Ray Charles concert had to be;
called off because Charles did not
arrive from Chicago.
Blamed Weather
The evening of the concert
Charles said he had not come be-
cause inclement weather had pre-
vented his flight in his private
However, because the contract
signed by Ray Charles, Inc. was,
not kept, the board and council
placed the case before the Ameri-
can Federation of Musicians in an.
effort to have their $1,800 deposit
plus their expenses returned,
Richard L. Kennedy of the Devel-
opment Council said.
Ray Charles, Inc. was given 90'
days to reply to these allegations.
Through the Bud-Mor Agency,
the board and council presented
their rebuttal to the union. Since
then Ray 'Charles, Inc., has re-
plIed with its rebuttal.
2 Sore Hand
In their reply Ray Charles, Inc.,
- explained Charles' absence by say-

ing that he was under a doctor's
care at that time for a sore hand,
not that bad weather had pre-
vented his trip.
Kennedy pointed out that when
he presented two concerts. two
days later his hand was bandaged.
So there is evidently some validity
to Charles' claims, although the
seriousness of the injury is yet to
be determined.
Moris Richman of the Bud-Mor
Agency also added that the entire
first part of the program was pre-
sented as booked, so the concert-
goers did s'ee at least half of the
full performance.
The decision as to whether Ray
Charles, Inc., will have to give the
money remains for the union's
executive council to determine at,
a later date.
Groups Set
Work' Rules.


Workers with strong group loy,-
alties are not always the best pro-
ducers as they. set their own
standards, which may be high or
low, Rensis .Likert, director of the
University's Institute for Social
Research, noted.
It is a major responsibility of
management to make the goals
of the informal group coincide
with those'of the entire organiza-
tion, Likert stated in his recently
published book, "New Patterns of
Membership to a highly loyal
work group gives the individual a
feeling of support and security,
even when he is restricting pro-
duction, he said.
These groups tend to boost
rather than curtail output. They
promote an easier flow of work
between members in consideration
of individual loads.
Members of these groups tend

Pl.an To Aid'
Adj us I ment
In recognition of the difficulties
faced each year by thousands of
manual workers forced into retire-
ment, the University is beginning
a two-year research project to de-
velop and test materials and tech-
niques for a pre-retirement educa-
tional program for hourly-rated
The project will also determine
the effects on such a group who
find the sitlation of reduced in'-.
come and loss of social status,
combined with the great increase
in leisure time and disruption of
well-established patterns of daily
life a critical change.
The project will represent the
combined efforts of the gerontol-
ogy division and the Institute of
Labor and Industrial Relations, a
joint organization of the Univer-
sity and Wayne State University.
It will be directed by Woodrow W.
Hunter of the two organizations.
The United States Department
of Health, Education and Welfare,
Office of Education will provide!
$75,000 which represents a major
share of the project's cost.
Four specific types of materials
will be prepared: subject matter
booklets; a handbook of case his-
tories; ,a'series of short, descriptive.
motion pictures and a discussion
leader's: manual.,'
Workers participating in the
program will be at least 60 years
old, gainfully employed in the
same kind of industry and residing
in the same or neighboring com-
About 120. persons will take part
in the project, half of them in
experimental groups and half in
control groups.
Huge stock for all classes
On Special Orders .


The first session of Nursing 100
will meet at 3 p.m. Monday in
the Natural Science' Aud., the
nursing school has announced.

to have lower. absentee' rates as
they have a favgrable. attitude
toward their job' and company,
Likert added.
Some of the nation's'best man-
aged and most efficient firms rely
on a pyramid of informal groups
to - coordinate company activities
at the various corporate levels
from worker to president.
To be most effective, these
groups must serve as communica-
tion channels throughout the
company structures, Likert ex-
plained. This communication can
be achieved through the "linking
pin" structure of these groups
where members carry ideas and
attitudes from one level to anoth-
Booth To Aid
Grad Students
The Graduate Student Council
has set up a booth in Rackham
Bldg. to aid in orienting incom-
ing graduate students.
Aside from answering the ques-
tions of 'incoming graduate stu-
dents, GSC members distributed
various registration materials for
the graduate school.
The council had earlier mailed
handbooks and a map of Ann Ar-
bor to the 1,500 incoming gradu-
ate students. The' materials con-
tained suggestions to aid the ori-
entation and statistics about the
Ann Arbor area.,
The GSC also, is circulating a
petition asking Congress to make
changes in' the income tax law to
aid graduate students. It asks that
an additional $600 exemption be
given to self supporting graduate
students, that tax allowances be
made for direct educational ex-
'penses, and that similar provi'
sions be made for research as-
George Sollish, GSC president,
estimated that several hundred
graduate students have already
signed the petition.



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