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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

NOT REALLY SO HIGH:
Thole, Taylor Analyze Wages in Detroit

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Are wages higher in Detroit than
in other metropolitan manufactur-
ing areas in the country?
An encouraging (for Detroit) an-
swer was essayed in a recent study
of the problem by Henry C. Thole
and Harold C. Taylor of the Up-
john Institute.
The keynote finding was that
the automobile industry does not
set the pattern for every other
business endeavor in Detroit. "The
notion that the rate structure of
Detroit's dominant high-wage in-
dustr'y has spread to other sectors
of the Detroit economy has re-
markably little solid support," the
report stated.
Qualifier
However, there is a big differ-
ence in manufacturing and non-
manufacturing sectors. In the first
category, Detroit-in comparison
with wage scales in Cleveland,
Chicago, Los Angeles and New
York-ranked high in about 80
per cent of all comparisons.
But in the nonmanufacturing
industries, Detroit was lower than
Cleveland in three comparisons
and higher in 14; with Chicago,
lower in 13 comparisons, higher in
six and equal in one; with Los
Angeles, lower in 17 categories and
higher in only three; with New
York, lower in 12 and higher in
eight.
Overall, only Cleveland has low-
er nonmanufacturing rates than
Detroit in the five cities surveyed.
Explanation
The authors listed four main
reasons why auto wages are high.
First, "the factor of accessibil-
ity is important to large propor-
tions of urban workers. For many
capable Detroiters, jobs in down-
town Detroit or in their own gen-
eral neighborhood are far more
accessible than jobs in an auto-
mobile factory or office, and these
people will take the more seces-
sible jobs, even at lower rates of
pay."
Scared Off
Second, the skilled. nature of
many automotive jobs makes job
applicants shy away. "Large num-
bers of applicants do not have the
aptitude or the ability to obtain
such work."
Third, the "demanding" and

"unpleasant" working conditionsi
do not entice workers. Noise, dirtf
and dust, as well add to the prob-i
lem of the "heavy work."t
"Finally, it must be recalledE
that, during at least the past fivet
years or so, the Detroit labor{
market has been very loose. Op-1
portunities for employment in ther
high-wage establishments have
been greatly reduced, so that jobs
offering lower rates of pay haveI
become attractive to increasingf
numbers of applicants."
" In general, the degree to wnich <
the automotive complex permeates
the whole industrial structure of
Detroit is quite fantastic, and it
is much beyond what even close
students of Detroit's industrial
problems may have completely rec-
ognized," they wrote.-
In fact, industries which nor-1

mally have their own wage scales
are, in Detroit, "completely or al-
most completely identified with
the automotive industry." Ex-
amples cited were spark plug fac-
tories and the tool and die in-
dustry which exist mainly as '-ip-
pliers for the automotive "Big
Three."
Auto Influence
And with "wages in the motor
vehicles industry being consider-
ably higher" than other industries,
"it seems highly plausible that the
automotive wage contour, to-
gether with its permeation in De-
troit's industrial structure, "ac-
counts for the higher pay rates."
However, the authors down-
played the implication of this
finding, and pointed out other fac-
tors for firms locating in a par-
ticular city.

One is the decentralization of
the automobile industry. Given the
costs of shipping goods, conven-
ience "is bound to lead some New
York manufacturers to build
plants in Detroit and some De-
troit manufacturers to build plants
in New York."
Another factor is accessibility.
The "intimate and continuous"
relationship between the "Big
Three" and supplier firms gives
them no choice but to locate in
Detroit.
With these facts in mind, De-
troit may hope "to receive more
careful consideraiton from some
firms which, through misinfor-
mation or prejudice, have presum-
ed that the Detroit wage level
would rule that city out as a pos-
sible location for their new plants
or offices,'' the authors said.

LOST AND FOUND
LOST- Woman's Elgin watch. Silver
with black cord band. Please call
University Ext. 3531. After 5 call
663-4656. Al
FOR SALE
15" PHILCO console TV set, blonde
wood. After 6 p.m. 663-9255. B
USED STUDENT FURNITURE-desks.
chests, etc. NO 2-1433. B
FOR RENT
WANTED-Roommate with male grad
student. 668-8844. C1
ON CAMPUS lot parking. 662-1433. C3
HOUSES AND APTS. FOR RENT--Fur-
nished or unfurnished. $90 up. Call
NO 2-7893 mornings before 10:30. C6
ROOMMATE WANTED to share 3-man
apt. with 2 men. Call at 625 Forest.
Apt. No. 4. C7
HOW DO YOU make an elephant float?
... Take one elephant, 2 scoops of ice
cream . .. C9
GRAD STUDENT to share new modern
apt. 3 blocks from campus. 453-3287.
C12

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LINES 1 DAY 3 0AYS 6DAN
2 .70 1.95 3.45
3 .85 2.40 4.20
4 1.00 2.85 4.95
Figure 5 overage words to o fir
Classified deadline, 3 P.M. do
Phone NO 2-4786

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MICHIGAN DAILY
CLASSIFIED ADVERTIS
RATES

Hatcher Delivers Welcome to Freshmen

N MEYER
One of the pleasures of Autumn
. wool slacks, so beautifully
made that their structural detailing
is a pleasure in itself. Fully lined, of course,
with suede edging on all pockets. These
shepherd checks are warm and lively..
Wild Olive, Blue, Burgundy,
Camel/Burgundy, Camel/Green.
Sizes 8 to 16.
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529 East Liberty

GREETS FROSH-University President Harlan Hatcher gives
his annual freshmen welcome last night in Hill Aud.

> By RICHARD KELLER SIMON
"It is the spirit of individual en-
terprise and not the relative size
of the University that is impor-
tant," University President Harlan
Hatcher told the entering class of
'67 last night-in Hill Aud.F
"Whether this place is large de-
pends entirely on you. There is no.
reason why you should develop
unhappiness or neuroses or fail
here." He added that "you are
one of the most select group of
young people in the world today."
President Hatcher told the 150th
class to enter the University that
it has "a great privilege in being
the sesquicentennial class and a
great privilege in joining" the Uni-
versity community.
Friendly Town
"You are fortunate to be in one
of the favored university commun-
ities in the world-a university
oriented city," he continued. "By.
and large the attitude in Ann Ar-
bor is one of great welcome, and
while you find exceptions, the com-
munity as, a whole is warm and.
hospitable."
He told the freshmen to let the
University know of "moments of
embarrassment or misunderstand-
ing" with local residents. The so-
cial revolution faces us abroad and
"on our own doorstep." Ann Arbor
is showing its concern by develop-
ing housing legislation," he said.
"You are here to keep yourself
as alert as possible and to grow on
the enormous resources of the Uni-
versity. In every building there are
men at work whose names are
known all over the world, and oth-
er young men whose names will
soon be as famous."
Future Contacts
President Hatcher stressed the
fact that the 200,000 University
graduates would be "important fu-
ture associations." He called the
class "highly motivated" and told
them he had an "intense personal
interest in them as well as an offi-
cial one."
President Hatcher was preceded
on the program by Vice-President
for Student Affairs James A. Lewis
and Student Government Council
President Thomas Brown, '66L.
Lewis told the group to counteract
the size of the University by "get-
ting to know fellow students and
the University."

SINGULAR OPPORTUNITY
For grad student or faculty-2 rooms
and bath, furnished. Private entrance.
Sylvan setting, 10 minutes by car. $80.
665-8455. C9
GLENCO LUXURY APTS.
Between U. of M. and Hospitals-All
electric, sound-proofed, air-cond. New
bldg., furnished or unfurnished. 3
left for 4 people--open for inspection
Fri.-Sun., 10-4. or by -appointment.;
Corner of Fuller and Glen. Call 662-
8893. Clo
State St. Manor
On Campus
Modern furnishings, wall to wall
carpeting, air conditioning, garbage
disposal. 35' of closets. Balconies,
private parking, laundry facilities,
2 bedrooms for 3, 4, or 5.
NO 5-9405
C4
PRIVATE HOME - One single, one
double - kitchen privileges, washer-
dryer, rec-room. Women. Call 663-
1117. C13
WHY DID THE elephant marry the
ant? .. .
Because he had too Clo
LINDA
How can you have boil ham
andecheese on bun and not
have boil ham?
I can't stand it.
M of21 07
STUDENT ROOMS
Club atmosphere. Manager on prem-
ises. Near campus. Lounge with TV.
Refrigerators. Freshly decorated.
Twenty rooms, $ land $9. Men only.
Huron House, 212 E. Huron, 668-9593.
C8
Campus Apts.
Remodeled and newly furnished for
3 and 4 persons. Utilities included.
$135-$185 per month. NO 5-9405. 05

Will the real
ELEANOR MARGOLIS
please stand upt!

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HELP WANTED
PART-TIME IN CAMPUS AREA STOR
Must have knowledge of photograph;
andretail sales experience. Write Bo
1, Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard, givin
age, experience, date of graduation
hours available including evening:
Must be available on Saturday. H
BABY SITTER for one-year-old child
consecutive hours per day-Mon
Fri. Call Mrs. Scott, NO 2-9301. H~
MANPOWER, I NC.
has immediate openings for ex-
perienced Typists - Steno's Dicta-
phone operators, Key-punch opera-
tors and other office skills. Excellent
wages-no fees. Apply 212 S. 4th
Ave., Arcade. H2
BUSINESS SERVICES
.LET US TYPE AND REPRODUCE YOU
term papers and dissertations (Offs
for reproduction). Photo copy, mat
ings. Gretzingers Business Servic
320 S. Huron, HU 2-0191.
USED CARS
r1959 RENAULT DAUPHINE, black. N,
2-0991, 1309 Iroquois. K
1958 CHEVY 4-door, excellent conditio
Owner must sell. $595. 42 E. Shoe
Drive, Whitmore Lake. HI 9-4891. r
1957 AUSTIN HEALY ROADSTER wit
hardtop. Very clean, good mpchanic
condition. $975. 4060 Plymouth Roa
2-8118. 1
FREE FALL E STICKER with purcha
of 1957 VW with sunroof, radio, se
belts. Must sell. Call NO 8-6884.
PERSONAL
ARTISTS interested in art work I
MICHIGAN TECHNIC-staff meetir
Thursday, Sept. 5, 7:30. 3077 Ea
Engine. F

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AND AFTER THAT-The freshmen and other participants in
orientation gathered on the Diag for a pep rally and Michigan
songs.

Modern, new two-bedroom apartment.
Furnished in Danish modern, fully
carpeted. Large double bath, third
room can be used as study or extra
bedroom. Private balcony, laundry
room, off-street parking. Finest lo-
cation, three blocks from campus in
Quiet residential setting

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fraternity. Excellent food, quiet at-
mosphere. 1319 Cambridge near For-
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BOARD 5 OR 7 DAYS. Nelson House,
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El
BARGAIN CORNER
VINTAGE MUSICALS-Rare and discon-
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Pipe Dream (all Rodgers & Hammer-
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One Touch of Venus, Johnny John-
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Ray Bolger); Wish You Were Here;
many others. Phone 665-8322 for
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SCHOOLGIRLS and those who want to
be . .. MIKADO MASS MEETING,
Michigan Union, Rm. 3G, 7:30, Sept. 8.
TEKES
Transfer Tekes, grad, and undergrad-
Upsilon of TKE will soon move to a
new home at 1601 Cambridge and can
now offer both Room and Board at
the house to all interested Tekes.
Rates quite reasonable. Call 663-1841
Dear Soulful Pie,
It's a pie
Lord Wug (a pie)
note: pie is a registered
trademark protected by
Wugs and others...F
LORD WUG
is pleased to announce the opening
of the Chesluk-Hilton, Ann Arbor's
newest and grandest luxury hotel
Hurry-mattress and couch reserva-
tions are going fast. F3
GALOSH
F4
ATTENTION STUDENTS
Furniture, bookcases, books, chests
desks: Appliances; Antiques; Musica
instruments. Bought, sold. DARWIN,
2930 S. State. NO 8-7744. PFl
TRANSPORTATION
WANT RIDE Tuesday and Thursday
from Ypsi to campus to arrive by c
a.m., to leave at 6 p.m. Will share
expenses. Call 483-4452. G1
TEACHER wants daily ride Ann Arbo
to Dearborn. Share expenses. Cal
665-9867. G
REAL ESTATE
ATTRACTIVE 2-bedroom home. Ga
heat. Reasonable. 2742 Bellwood, 2
7154. R
BIKES AND SCOOTERS
MEN'S RALEIGH SPORTS BIKE
years old. $50. 662-6145. Z
'61 VESPA 150 Scooter. 4-speed, fin
condition. $275. Call 665-7640. Z
1961 VESPA, model 150. Only 7000 milek
Excellent condition, spare tire,
seats, windshield. Must sell. $215 o
best offer. Call anytime after Sunda
noon, NO 3-3151. N:
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Cold Pop
Fresh Fruit
Hot Barbequed Chickens
Hot Barbequed Ribs
at
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Open every night 'til 12 M
For
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Phone
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from $79.50.

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