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THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 1941 THE MICHIGAN DAILY E
Industrial Relations Uni Like Many Others, Tom Studi d
lBut Received Only Poor Marks

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ur"nTom was a freshman in the up in order to best adapt the pro
uEI C iI j R JuniorCollege. Athough he gram to the needs of the cmmn-
spent many hours in study, he ity. Among these are: the Gid-
was failing in two courses and ance Demonstration, the Senioi
barely passing in others. He Survey. Individual Referral. Stu-
obtained good grades in high dent Personnel Program. School
To Labor Groupshhig a bsn s uh dratiPonnehlitation
school and could not understand Placement Office, Michigan Vo-
why 1 was having sor much catioal Rehabilitation Brean.
e-itlouble in college. He was given Vocational and Occupational In-
B ureau Gets Materiala series of tests which showed formation, a consultation service
Publishes Vital Studies 'The PanA inerica n ay that his academic ability was and other special projects.
O Current Questions ) good, but that he was a very slow Results Of Proects
Since the realization of the need South America, which in the past reader. In the interview with The results of the various pro-
By the study of industrial re- for increased friendship with has been one of the largest bar- Tom, it sas also discovered that jecta which are made posstple
lationa experience and the report-S riers to Pa-American solidarity, his study habits were not effici- through this grant serve to show
rathe e South America d countriestmore s Fclya es Party ent. He was given assistance the inter-relationship between ser
ing of successful practices, the stress has been laid on activities Faculty Takes Part in improving his reading skills vice and demonstration which in-
Bureau of Industrial Relations is calculated to foster this friend- Faculty nembers and graduate and in developing better habits. fluences community procedures:
trying to show how the collabora- ship The University has for some students interested in the quest- In the second semester he passed research which adds to knowiedge
tion of men atdwork can he made . ion of Pan-Americanism have been all of his subjects with average concerning human behavior a d
more productive to the commun- years been doing work in this dir-grades." the technique of measur:ng its
ity and more satisfying to them- ection, and the campaign of the *Devoing much time this semester g*manifestations; and the tIrainng
selves, last year has only served to bring to the newly-formed Latin Amer- That is an actual case from the of teachers and others wocring
Broadly, the Bureau has launch- into the limelight its consistent ican Journal Club, which concerns files of the Flint Sociological Re- with human adjustment.
ed five major activities within its efforts toward Pan-American un- itself with rescarch into South search Unit of the Institute for With projects such as the Fliiti
field: it collects information, of- derstanding. American affairs. Human Adjustment which is made Sociological Project constan ty tar-
fera a reference service to man- Members of the Romance Lang- In affair,: sponsored by the Uni- possible by a Horace H. and Mary ried on, a great step toward under-
agers, labor organizations and uages and geography departments versity directly, the subject of A. Rackham Fund. It is only one standing complex and somntme
teachers, aids instruction, makes have been most active in this field. Couch America has been given example of the adjustment in the maadjusted human behavx'. i
and publishes studies, and arranges The Spanish courses themselves much attention. Two years ago lives of human beings in every made.
conferences of business executives comprise material devoted to during the summer session a South walk of life, in every social level
on personnel problems. South American customs and cul- American Institute was held which the work of the Flint Unit
When in 1940, the national de- ture and next year the department which was concerned only with has made possible. The influence
fense program brought about a hopes to offer Portuguese as repics pertaining to Latin.Amei- on the community has been im-
rapid increase in the volume of move toward better relations viths ca. Discussions of geography, eco- Measurable.
production in many firms, the need Brazil nomics, literature, culture and There are many divisions of the
for reconstituting programs for A Spanish Society language formed part of the pro- Flint project which have been set
the selection and development of Icram.- ---f/ u a
pospective foremen became gen- In connection with the Romance The recent banquet given visit-
erally recognized. Languages department. La So- -i -South American students re- p i m eW IL DIFEof
Surveyed To Concerns ciedad Hispanica. the Spanish so- flected the desire of the Uni-
These conditions were thought oly, hiss annually sponsored a versity administration to further ot Te n
to warrant a survey of the opin-is eres of iertures usualy contain- to the south and this country. In Y Think) MICHIGAN
ions of executives in twenty lead- ing much information about Latin this policy is practical application W
ing companies, with reference to American mores and geography. As of the knowledge that the only way Within the last generation this
their objectives and plans for part of the new movemont. La So- to promote friendship among the tcountry has become increasingly
training of new supervisors. The ciedad has this year offered two countries of America is to have aware of the necessity for conserv- We are proud tto e
Bureaumthas jusu opeedthrs { ira a hsyarsfrdts ~ttts fAtu st aeing the tation's resources and the
j ompleted this scholarships of $50 each to the tundestanding among the peoples.
study and lasststed a report University of Mexico. open to stu- With language couses, lecture School of Frestry nd Consev- ble to solute the
whirs discusses the elemneit in dents who have done all their to out-of-totn groups, and con- lion has played a signiicant role ors of the Urnvers y
existing and projected programs Spanish study in this country. susc't.ve researcht. te Univrsity i that movement.
for the selection and development One of the top four schools in on this aniversc-.
From the geography depart- ; i aiding in the education needed
of prospective foremen. ment. Prof. Preston E. James, who so btiltt th the country in this field, according Long moy they so' e.
Aim Of Bureau Ias doie a great deal of work on to the Society of American Fores-
A'e first task whirlsthe Bureau South America. each year ves ters, it has started a general trend over victorious WCoer
hndemoo in trkywig th ful itsi h i . metals y ari 2 N Nore in forestry education. It is pro- no teems.
undertook in trying to fulfill its much of his time to talks about ducing a new type of forester who
objectives was the collection of that continent before various Thsee Michigan schools of nurs- fits better into a period when eo_-
documents, reports, and other groups throughout the State. He ing )ast year sent 20 of their nomic and social implications are
primary references in the field. has done much to dispel ignor- nurses to the University Hospital much stronger than at any time in
Requests for these materials were ane sbout the plans of North rd Siool it Nursing fr traisino the past.7
directed to selected companies and -usin the tittss and piactice in lims- In the field of tildltfe manage-
to ;he labor organizations in lead-s at specialties. enset it shas inmproved the methods
ing industries. At present, this Psycholo y' These schools include St. Luke's of game administration, particu-
cotlection is an indispensable aid ~ sHospital at Marquette. Blodgett larly those touching upon the im- C ye
to the Bureau in answering in- ,ssp'sual aigrand Rapids and provement of game coven and en-
quiries of business firms, labor or- Kp(r t ei5lainazoo State Hospital at Kal- vironment for game and fur-bear-
ganizations, and individuals with nzes ems.
references to prevailing policiesJi l_4r
and practices affecting industrialn
relations.
In 1936 the Bureau sponsored The psychology department of
a conference of business execu- the University is constantly en-
tives on labor problems. It has seged is snerous research hOjt
been followed by a similar gather- et hchpoieToadhiir
ing in each succeeding year. At
these sessions. corporation execu- to the vast field of human adiust-
tives have led discussions of man- ment.
agement policy in labor matters; Among the most outstanding of sm o
government officials have explain- these now being conducted by the t-- it
ed legislation and the ruling of ad- department are the experments -
ministrative boards; and econo- under the direction of Dr Maee
mists have interpreted current ho study the reactions of rats to =,'
business trends, conditions of abnormal character.
Began Research In 1936 To what degree the results are ap- Progress
The Bureau initiated its research plicable to human beings is yet
program in 1936 and selected unknown.D thePa
"Wage Determination" as its first Of more immediate value per. a g
problem of study. haps are tis psychological e
A second research project was being compiled under the direction'1 ars
concerned with "Salary Determin- of Dr. Green for the Army Aim
ation," which presents a statement Service to help determine suitable
of policies which are common to candidates for the flying service.
the companies visited, and then The Army has also shown an in-
shows how the salaries of employ- terest in the tests being conducted
ees can be adjusted according to by the department under the di- Rackhom School of Graduate Studies .
the market, the relative difficulty rection of Dr. Brown to determine
and importance of their positions, the acuity of human eyesight un- But this is just one example of the University's achievements. The thousands
and their proficiency. der varying conditions of light and of men and women now naking a success un the world are much more
A third project, now in progress, distance. sfmen a.dhwsmen'soweaking aspcess eworlstasmhe moe
centers upon proceglures for de- Practical clinical work is bemn gsymbolic This mens wear shop has prressed as fast as the Universit
termining a "fair day's work," and carried on by the department and wishes to extend hearty congratulations.

for adjusting tasks when process- through the efforts of Mrs. Colby;
ing methods are changed. It is to determine the mental states
hoped that the study will show produced by the disease of rickets. S f l & B s
how methods of work can be im- Also incloded in the sphere of thne
proved and roduction standards psychology department, but ex- 310 South State Street
set and administered with due re- plained elsewhere in this supple-1 Styles of Tomorrow Today
gard to interests of employers, ment, is the work carried on by the
employees and consumers. Institute for Human Adjustment.

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