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Page 6-Friday, November 9, 1979-The Michigan Daily
Par-ime jobs open to students

American students go to Paris...
The less they study the more they earn.
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Early snowfalls can provide some
students with extra spending money for
Christmas. So can unwashed dishes,
empty bus driver seats, and silent
There are presently about 50 Univer-
sity and 25 off-campus jobs available
through the Temporary Employment
Office in the Student Activities
Building. The number changes daily.
TEMPORARY Employment super-
visor Alice Irwin said most of the job
openings come at the beginning of each
term. But, she said she encourages
students who need work to look into the
listings for temporary positions posted
outside the office and in the basement
of the Union because openings come in
daily and are posted promptly. 6
Irwin said one of the advantages of
temporary employment is that unlike a
loan, "It is money that they (workers)

Quick cash available

wouldn't have to pay back later."
The jobs are open to both students.
and non-students, who can work up to 40
hours a week. While a substantial num-
ber of the openings are of the clerical or
housekeeping variety, sometimes
University departments have positions
such as research or lab assistants that
were not filled initially.
IRWIN SAID students that have
blocks of free time, such as two or four
hours on a regular basis, have an ad-
vantage in finding temporary em-
ployment. One full-time position could
be filled easily by two part-time
workers with alternate free time.
Prospective workers who find out
about a position which interests them,
but may have time conflicts are
welcome to contact the employer and
see if something can be worked out, Ir-
win said.

The actual application and interview
are handled by the office or department
which offers the job. "Initiative and
persistence are probably the two
biggest factors that pay off when a
student gets a job," said Irwin.
THE TEMPORARY Employment Of-
fice also runs a secretarial pool, and
some of its shifts require only six to
eight hours of work a week. About half
of the pool workers are students. The
only skill requirement is a typing speed
of abo4t 50 words per minute, but
previous office work experience is help-
Irwin said some people who work
part-time during the school year can
assume a 40-hour shift at the same job
during the summer months. The only
difference between being a temporary
and a regular worker is the lack of
benefits, such as insurance, that

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regular employees receive.
The Temporary Employment Office
also keeps applications on file so that if
a position comes up for which a worker
needs a special skill, the office can
track down the applicant easier.
Speed is important in contacting an
employer because "the good' jobs, the
ones that everyonewants, are taken
quickly, Irwin added.
used U.S.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Soviet
Union apparently has used
sophisticated machines purchased
from the United States to improve the
accuracy of its largest and most deadly
nuclear missile, a Pentagon intelligen-
ce expert said yesterday.
The official said "it seems like a
reasonable presumption" that U.S.
machines were used for the precision
grinding of miniature ball bearings
used in developing the guidance system
of the Soviets' 308 SS-18 "heavy"
THOSE MACHINES and other pur-
chases from Western countries "have
made or are making a distinct con-
tribution to the Soviet military
procurement effort," said Dr. Jack
Vorona, a science and technology
specialist in the Pentagon's Defense In-
telligence Agency.
He testified before a Senate Armed
Services subcommittee investigating.
Soviet weapons development.
"Would it be accurate to say
American know-how is being used to
develop the Soviet war machine?"
asked Sen. Harry Byrd, (D-Va.),
chairman of the procurement subcom-
"YES SIR, very accurate," Vorona
He testified thatan automated foun-
dry purchased in the United States is
being used to make engines for trucks
used in the Soviet military, and that
precision forging equipment purchased
in Austria is being used in the produc-
tion of gun tubes for Russian artillery.
Vorona said the Soviets are seeking
Western technology and equipment "by
any and all means," adding that, "an
entire series of Soviet computers is
based on IBM 360 and 370 computers
that were illegally diverted into the
Soviet Union in 1971 and 1972."
SALES OF U.S. goods must be ap-
proved by the Commerce Department,
and some sales are approved over the
objections of the Pentagon, he testified.
Asked after the hearing if he were
trying to discourage sales to the Soviet
Union, he replied, "I don't make policy.
I just report what I see."
Vorona also testified that the Soviet
Union benefits more than the United
States from student exchange
programs and bilateral agreements for
transfer of technology.
SOVIET STUDENTS who travel to
the United States typically are 35 years
old, have the equivalent of a Ph.d.
degree and much more experience than
-Americans who travel to Moscow,
Vorona said.
He said U.S. students study language,
history, social sciences and art in
Russia "while the Soviets study the
hard sciences and engineering."
Vorona made a point of naming a
Hungarian scientist, Gyorgy Zimmer,

who periodically visits the United
States for research and conferences on
"magnetic bubble research," a new
technology for computers, genetic
engineering and other fields.
Vorona said the technology has the
potential for military use.
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