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April 19, 1940 - Image 2

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Principals in French Film 'Harvest'
The two questioning faces are Fernandel's and Orane Demazis' in
a seene from the French film, "Harvest," which will be shown here by
the Art Cinema League the evenings of Thursday, Friday and Saturday,
and at a special matinee Saturday in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater.
The third Wess exnressive object is a knife-grinding set-up, the property
and sole livelihood of the two people.
The Outside World:
Michigran Alumnus Is First
On New York Civil Service List
Paul Kern '30 Announces Kern continued, are almost all "vol-
I~1.1~ ~. icy forming executive positions, ex-
juditih lvay er s Rating cept in thie courts where we are
In Civil Service Race prevented from extending the merit
_________system by legislation."
Miss Judith Mayer, '29, has at- He said that New York's -is the
tamed the number one position in first civil service departmeit in the
the New York City Civil Service ex- Unitecj States to transfer relief to
amination for Social Investigator, a 100% merit system basis.
Paul IKern, '30, president of the city's "The examination which Miss
Civil Service Commission said in a Mayer took was the second exam-
recent letter to The Daily. ination given in the last four years
"There were 20,000 candidates for for the general field investigation
this position, all of whom had met work of the Department of Welfare.
high education and experience re- There are about 4500 persons em-
quirements before competing," Mr. ployed In this title in the City of
Kern said. "In this field of competi- New York," Mr. Kern explained.
tion, Miss Mayer was number one, "Under our Tammany predeces-
which is a pretty fair indication sors these positions were all filled
that she is an extremely brilliant by appointment, mainly from the
and able young woman." political club houses. It is our view
Mr. Kern added that there are that selection by competitive exam-
about 600 Social Investigator jobs ination on the basis of merit and
available. Miss Mayer, he explained, fitness, which resulted in the ap-
will prohably not be appointed until pointment of Miss Mayer, is a sys-
June first because of the three-year ten far superior to selection by a
residence requirement in New York political boss which resulted in the
City. appointment of bar tenders, under-
While at Michigan, Mr. Kern was takers, ex-sailors, and fruit and
a night editor on The Daily. He was vegetable men to social work posi-
also a member of Michigamua. tions in this city in the past," Mr.
Of New York's merit system, Mr. Kern asserted.
Kern said:
"This city, as you know, under the Band Will Present
gresent Mayor and iwesent Civil
Service Commission, has advanced Concert As Festival
the merit system to its furthest pointbat
in the United States.
"Ninety-nine and six-tenths per- Announcement was made yester-
cent of our jobs are filled by exam- day that the University Concert
ination, which means that only Band has accepted an invitation ato
500 of the 120,000 positions in the participate in the music festival to
city service are filled by appoint- be held during the coming week in
ment. Thirty-thousand more jobs Hartland.
will be added to the merit system Under the direction of Prof. Wil-
after transit unification on May ," pliam Revelli the Band will present
Remaining appointive jobs, Mr. concert Wednesday evening, April 24.
The Hartland festival is a program
Keeper Of The Cache, similar to the University's May Fes-
1val, Professor Revelli said, except
That's e Mien's Office that local talent is used in the former.
Have you ever seen a Keeper of SHOWS TODAY 2:00 -
the Cache? If not, the next time you
see Austin Emens, '41E, tgke a good
look because that is the office he
holds in Les Voyageurs, out-of-doors
Also recently elected as officers
were: Edwin Phillips, Grad., chief;pt e nemucestivl t
John Poe, '41, vice-chief; William
Ferrell, '41F&C, keeper of the leg-
ofnt ThrctordandCharejsiHrtlanR.
endi Gordon Watts, '40F&C, keeper
The Hahtlrnd fe;tindlCisrasrogram

'41F&C, keeper of the tollgate.
Dr. Miles Pirnie
Discusses Birds
(Continued from Page 1)
alent in Western Michigan and are
annually shot in large numbers.
+ Indicating that there are very
few ponds in Michigan suitable for
a bird sanctuary, he outlined the
essential requisites for an adequate
sanctuary and described the life at
such a refuge. He said that the
Kellogg Sanctuary, catering to a g
certain extent to public taste, was
a combination of aviary and bird
Dr. Pirnie, who received his Doc-
tor of Philosophy Degree at Cornell
University, had -previously served as
ornithologist for the Michigan State
Conservation Department before ap-
pointment to his present position.
His talk was sponsored by the geog-
raphy department.
IECCAThe Rangers march
DECCA ion secret mission i
BLUEBIRD Enemy territory...
i, journey thru the
VOCAIONThe Human Chain..




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