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Turbulent History Marked
Short Life of Defunct YP's

(Continued from Page 1)


mer session. The group also called
an open all-campus forum on
Korea in The Daily without ,ob-
taining permission.
As a result, a one-semester sus-



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American Society for Public Admin-
istration Social Seminar will meet
at 7:30 p.m., West Conference Room,
Rackham Building. Professor Wallace
S. Sayre will speak on "Some Political
Aspects of Administration." Informal
coffee hour will follow. Members and
all interested persons are cordially in-
International Center Weekly Tea for
foreign students knd American friends
from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
j U. of M. Sailing Club will hold an
important meeting at 7:30 in West En-
gineering Building. Final plans for the
regatta this weekend will be discussed.
Dues deadline April 16. Review of new
sailing rules.
La Petite Causette will meet today
from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the North
Cafeteria of the Michigan Union. All
interested students are invited.
Congregational Disciples Guild. Mid-
Week Meditation in Douglas Chapel,
Gilbert and Sullivan. Split chorus re-
hearsals: Trial by Jury girls' chorus
7:15 at the League and Trial men's
chorus at the Union at 7:15. Pinafore
girls at the League at 8:30, and Pinafore
men at the Union at 8:30.
Ukrainian Students' Club. Meeting at
7 p.m. in the Madelon Pound House
(1024 Hill St.) Guests are welcome.
Christian Science Organization. Tes-
timonial meeting at 7:30, Fireside Room,
Lane Hall.
Students for Democratic Action will
present Professor Aiken, of the Phil-
osophy Department, speaking on "The
Role of the University in a Free So-
ciety" tonight at 7:45 in Auditorium
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pension was imposed on YP by
THE CLUB ran afoul of the ad-
ministration again last spring
when the Lecture Commtittee for-
warded charges of irresponsibility
to SAC after banning YP speaker
Arthur McPhaul and refusing to
considerda petition for deposed
UAW leader William Hood.
A June investigation and a re-
view this fall revealed a parcel of
slip-shod operating habits.
In DecemberSAC handed the
Young Progressives four require-
ments for improving their internal
procedure after it was discovered
that, among other things, min-
utes had been "misplaced," meet-
ings were not being held in ac-
cordance with YP by-laws and
graduating officers had not been
YP, several of whose members
have been affiliated with the al-
legedly Communist-front Labor
Youth League, has frequently come
under fire by campus liberals
for "detrimental" participation in
civil liberties activities.
Dennis Sees
Shipping Bias
William H. Dennis, Chairman of
the Michigan Committee on
Transportation and Parcel Post,
recommended yesterday that small
merchandise shippers unite to gain
privileges which are being denied
them and granted to larger con-
Speaking at the seventh annual
Merchandising Conference, Den-
nis charged that small shippers
receive the brunt of discrimination
by transportation services.
He said that while few of these
services want to deal with the
small shipper, the retailer must
depend upon him for fast, eco-
nomical deliveries to meet stock
and sales demands.
The conference was part of the
Merchandising Conference and
Clothier's Clinic held at the School
of Business Administration. !

Blood Bank.
The sections of the Univer-
sity Hospital blood bank which
ran dry Tuesday was reported
back to normal yesterday.
"The problem was overcome
Tuesday afternoon without de-
priving any patients who need-j
ed blood for treatment," Dr.
Roger G. Nelson, associate di-1
rector of the hospital, said.
Happening for the first time
in several years, the blood
shortage inconvenienced some
patients whose surgery had to1
be postponed. The Hospital willi
not perform operations without
a safety supply of blood on1
hand, according to Dr. Nelson.
Blood was supplied by pro-
fessional donors, the Red Cross,
and other hospitals in the vi-
SAC Studies
Big Ten Auto
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school week and allows all stu-
dents to drive who have regis-
tered. Freshmen must have their
parents consent, however, before
being given a permit.
The only restriction at Chicago
is on prohibiting driving for stu-
dents under 18 years old who live
in residence halls. This was be-'
gun in 1944 in compliance with a'
state law.'
No restrictions as to who may
drive are in effect at Northwest-
ern, Iowa and Ohio State. They
require registration of the vehicle
with the University and money
fines are imposed for violations.1
Parking is a problem at each
school although Ohio State and;
Iowa provide some campus park-
Minnesota, located in a large
city, does not require registration
and has no driving restrictions.
University police enforce speeding
and parking regulations on cam-
pus. Plans are now under study
for allocation of parking space as
a solution to the congested park-
ing problem.

'U' Hospital Enlists Volunteer Aid



"We perform the thoughtful ser-
This is the way Adrea Keyes,
Director of Volunteer Services at
University Hospital, sums up the
job of the hospital volunteers.
Providing the extra services that
the paid personnel do not have
time for, the volunteers try to
help make the patient's stay in
the hospital pleasanter, Mrs.
Keyes explained.
T , , *
WEARING THE cherry red
smocks of the National Medical
Auxiliary the volunteers do such
jobs as aiding in recreation pro-
grams, working in the well baby
clinic, writing letters, shopping, as-
sisting the chaplain or visiting
with the patients.
Although most of the 125 vol-
unteers working at the Hospital
now are University students,
Mrs. Keyes said she is expecting
many townspeople to offer their
Volunteers are expected to put
in four hours weekly for three
months, although other arrange-
ments can be worked out if stu-
dents can not devote that much
time, Mrs. Keyes said.
The Director gives all appli-
cants a short training course to
acquaint the volunteers with their
duties and hospital procedure. No
medical experience is necessary.
"AT UNIVERSITY Hospital vol-
unteers and the helpful services
they perform are extra valuable
because so many of the patients
are far from home," Mrs. Keyes
Assembly and Panhellenic
have helped Mrs. Keyes recruit
Math ematics Talk
J. R. Buchi of the mathematics
department will give the last in
his series of talks on "Gewebe and
Affine Geometry" at 7 p.m. today
in Rm. 3001 of Angell Hall.

* * * *

'Learn By Doing,' Hauser
Tells SociologyStudents
Graduate students in social results in standards of admission
science research should learn re- which are not as rigorous as those
search by doing it, Prof. Philip M. for undergraduate schools, he said.
Hauser of the University of Chi- This led to a confusion in the ob-
cago emphasized yesterday. Ti e oacnuini h b
jectives of the curriculum, he con-
There are now many opportuni- tinued.
ties in the field of sociology re- Students interested in research
search, but the field requires com- and also those going into teaching
petence in personnel, training and and those wishing merely to com-
experience. plete their liberal education at-
At present there is an adequate tend the same classes he said.
number of teaching personnel, b'ut Prof. Hauser suggested that set
Prof. Hauser felt that the pres- standard requirements for the
ent generation of sociologists are graduate schools and a planned
not well trained because of poor curriculum to enable studentsto
programs. learn through experience by par-
The lack of prerequisites for ticipating in actual research acti-
graduate schools of social science vity would solve the problem.

-Daily-Don Campbell
A University Hospital volunteer helps out in the well-baby clinic.

volunteers. Some of the students
in the University's recreational
leadership course have also made
a project of working at the Hos-
Coming to the Hosiptal last Jan-
uary, Mrs. Keyes was chosen for
the position because of her volun-
teer work in other organizations
such as the League of Women Vot-
ers, the Red Cross and Church and
youth groups.
Mrs. Keyes emphasized the need
for volunteer students and towns-
people during the summer.

Organ Program
A public recital will be given
by students of the University's or-
gan department at 8:30 p.m. to-
day in Hill Auditorium.
Opening the recital will be Ber-
tha Hagarty, '53SM. She will be
followed by: Phillip Steinhaus,
'55SM; Kathleen Bond, '53SM;
Esther McGlothlin, '54SM; Jane
Townsend, '54SM; Lois Batchelor,
'54SM; and John McCreary, '54

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-Should a Businessman Be Educated?


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U. S. business is talking a great deal these days about
its need for more broadly-educated men. More and
more frequently, executives are heard to say that
they can (within certain obvious limitations) create
their own "specialists" after they hire them, that
what they need and can't create is men with a decent
general education.
"The specialization is shocking," a company presi-
dent complained to a recent gathering. "We're all
obsessed with expertise." In management confer-
ences, executive training clinics, and business-educa-
tion get-togethers, others make the same point:
overspecialization is robbing business of potential
top-management material.
The trend toward more and more undergraduate
specialization can be readily documented. FORTUNE
has just surveyed fifty colleges and universities and
the results show that students are taking, and col-
leges are giving, less fundamental education than
ever before. Businessmen are rightfully alarmed.
And who is to blame? The fact is that business
itself is largely to blame.
Who wants to be impractical?
Business posts its demands on higher education
through its personnel recruiters. This month recruit-
ers from some 600 companies are on the nation's
campuses competing for the class of '53's top talents.
The specifications that the recruiter is bringing to
this task show that the going market for men with a
broad general education, particularly the liberal-arts
majors, is not nearly so reassuring as are the words
of top management.
Yale is a case in point. In 1952, only sixteen of the
117 manufacturing companies that reserved inter-
viewing space even alluded to B.A. graduates in their
presentations. Slightly more hope was given liberal-
arts students by eleven banks, twenty-one insurance
companies, and sixteen department stores.
In other colleges the story is much the same. Of the
first 200 recruiters to visit Johns Hopkins University
this year, 145 were actively seeking engineers, thirty-
nine wanted other kinds of specialists. Only sixteen
were willing to have a look at liberal-arts majors.
From the job-hunting seniors, underclassmen soon
get the word. The recruiter's employment specifica-

Some businessmen think it's time that education
started talking back-and for business' as well as
education's sake. "It is the broader-gauged man who
is scarce," says Gulf Oil's President Sidney Swensrud,
"the man who sees beyond today's job, the man who
knows his fundamentals well and learns the details as
he needs them ... The men who come into manage-
ment must understand the whole sweep of modern
economic, political, and social life."
Technical training is not enough
And some businessmen have started doing something
about it. Among these is Frank Abrams, board chair-
man of Jersey Standard, who is promoting business
support for colleges through the new Council for
Financial Aid to Education, not just because the tax
schedules make it relatively cheap to do so but be-
cause of "the substantial contribution which higher
education has made and is making to the effective-
ness, the skill, the growth and the success of American
business and to the development of this country..."
Joining in the campaign with Abrams are General
Motors' Chairman Alfred P. Sloan Jr., Chairman
Walter Paepcke of Container Corp., Chairman Hen-
ning W. Prentis Jr. of Armstrong Cork, and Irving
Olds, U. S. Steel's retired board chairman. Says Olds:
"The most difficult problems American Enterprise
faces today are neither scientific nor technical, but
lie chiefly in the realm of what is embraced in a
liberal-arts education."
Whatever the long-range answers to these prob-
lems may turn out to be, the immediate remedies are
fairly clear. For one thing, business should reduce its
demands on the colleges for specialists, even if this
involves paying for greater on-the-job training oppor-
tunities. Second, corporations ought to give more
generous financial support to the private liberal-arts
college, now the principal buttress against over-
specialization. Third, top businessmen sitting on
college and university boards will have to give at
least moral impetus to general-education programs
is undergraduate schools. As Frank Abrams puts it,
"The need for technically trained people was prob-
ably never greater than it is now. At the same time,
we were never more aware that technical training is
not enough by itself."




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