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'eds Hold Small Share of Asian Markets

Academic, Non-Academic Salaries
Handled By 'U' Payroll Department

Associated Press Foreign News Analyst
Talk of a Communist "trade and
aid" economic offensive in South
Asia and the Middle East has been
hot and heavy in recent months.
And there's been a good deal
more than just talk. Here are
some of the important develop-
ments which have gotten wide at-
1. The' Sviet Union in Decem-
ber granted Afghaiistan a credit of
100 million dollars. These funds
will go to finance a Soviet-organ-
ized technical aid program with
emphasis on agriculture, electric
power stations, irrigation installa-
tionsand automotive transport.
2. India concluded with the
Soviet Union at the end of last
year a deal providing for sale to
India over three years of one mil-
lion tons of Soviet steel, purchase
by India of oil aid mineral pro-
duction equipment from the Soviet
Union, purchase by the Soviet Un-
ion of Indian goods in payment
for the steel and equipment and
establishment of regular shipping
services between India and the
Soviet Union.
Steel Plant
3. The Soviet Union earlier con-
tracted to build a steel plant in
I dia worth 100 million dollars. In-
iawill pay for it over a period of
:2 years.
4. The Communists sold Egypt
80 mill'ion dollars worth of arma-
ments at cut-rate prices. Payment
Is to be mrade in Egyptian cotton.
5. The Soviet Union offered to
build an oil refinery in Syria.
6. The Soviet Union and Com-
miunst China worked out a deal
for taking off the hands of Burma
the troullesome rice surplus of
that country. The Russians in
return for the rice are supplying
Burma with equipment and gods
to the extent of five million dol-'
These are just the most import-
ant contracts concluded and pro-
posals made. Where have been
others. The Soviet East European
satellites, particularly Czechosio-
vakia, Poland and East Germany,
are active all through the Middle
Est and South Asia with offers
anid proposals.
Trade Statistics
Any estimate of the dangers of
Coz/imunist penetration of this rich
and relatively under-developed re-
gion has to star fiom analysis of
the current trade statistics. This
shows some interesting facts.
In ,e first place, as the ac-
compaing map shows, up to the
present time the Communist- con-
trolled share of foreign trade in
South Asia and the Middle East is
This means that strictly from
the trade and economic point of
view the Communists are starting
.,from scratch, or nearly so. Take
India as an example. That nation
has a total foreign trade turover
in the neighborhood of 2% billion
dollars currently. Eve4 the lat-
est big Soviet deals with India are
unlikely to raise the Communist
Travelogue Films
ro Continue Today
1 1 h
The next in the current series
of Burton Holm'es travelogues,
sponsored by the University Ora-
torical Association, will be "Cali-
fornia," to be presented at 8:30
p.m. tomorrow in Hill Auditorium.
Narrated by Robert Mallett, the
film will cover the west coast from
tfhe Redwoods to Death Valley.

Tickets will be on sale at the
boxoffice from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m;
today and 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. to-


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AP Newsfeatures

the West with this region, the
Communists are reaping a rich
harvest from their foreign eco-
nomic program there.
Russian Plant
Many Indians have heard about
the steel plant the Russians are
building. Probably few of them
know about the plant an Ameri-
can firm is constructing in their
country, or the one a West German
firm is erecting.
Reports from Afghanistan indi-
cate that the Soviet economic as-
sistance to that country to date
has been given where everyone can
see it-in the capital-while Amer-
ican aid is going to remote dis-
There are observers who choose
to view the Communist economic
offensive in South Asia and the
Middle East as a big bluff on which
the Communists cannot make good.
But this is short sighted. In
the first place there is little doubt
the Communists can maka good on
any economic promises they have
made. In the second place they
are clever enough in the way they
do things to get tremendous props
aganda play for their moves.
And last but not least the posi-
tion of the West in all South Asia
and the Middle East is, danger-
ously weak. The economic offen-
sive there opens up wide horizons
for the Communists. It's a chal-
lenge which the West can ill af-
ford to overlook.
German Elections

The University Payroll Depart-
ment handles 70% of the Univer-
sity's money.
Harlan J. Mulder, Supervisor of
the payroll section, said that the
payroll office handles salaries of
expedition groups, professors on
sabbatical leaves, and University
people at places such as Japan
and the University of the Philip-
All of these "far-flung" pay
checks are. distributed in addition
to the regular function of the
payroll department-that of pay-
ing salaries of all academic and
non-academic employees at the
University and its extensions.
3 Pay Days
The department has three pay
days, academic employees (profes-
sors, teaching fellows, etc.) being
paid on the fifth of the month 10
times each year; and the non-aca-
demic or service areas (such as
the League, Plant Department and
Residence Hall employees) being
paid semi-monthly-on the 15th
and 30th. Administrative and cler-
ical employees are paid at the end
of each month.
During the summer the depart-
ment handles the payroll for the
Biological Station and other sum-
mer camps.
Mulder pointed out that though
much of the money spent on sal-
aries comes from state appropria-

tions, this does not completely fi-
nance the University payroll. For
instance, last year the total state
appropriations amounted to $21
million, but the Payroll office spent
$34 million.
Student Fees
The remaining funds come from
student fees, trust funds, and re-
search grants.
When the payroll department
started, Mulder said, one woman
was The payroll at the University.
But when deductions-withhold-
ing tax, hospitalization, group in-
surance, and retirement funds-
came into being, the job of the de-
partment was increased and be-
came far more complicated.
Before this, paying an employee
was simply a matter of breaking
'down his yearly salary into ten
or twelve portions.
Now the payroll office, which
pays almost all types of salaries-
employs 10 full-time and three
part-time personnel to handle the
vast system.
Student Employees
When questioned about the num-
ber of students who work, Mulder
explained that the part-time work
done by students often makes it
difficult to determine the exact
number working. In addition, he
said, teaching fellows are also
"students" so a definite percent-
age count would present an in-
complete picture.

However, the ratio of student
employees is 3-1.
Much of the work of the Payroll
office consists of keeping records
up to date. Appointments are ap-
proved by Department heads and
sent to the personnel office-and
from there to the -payroll office
where the employee must have an
appointment on file before he can
be paid.
'Conflicts' Series
To Begin Today
Prof. George Kish of the Uni-
versity hosts a new eight week tele-
vision series called "The Geogra-
phy of Conflict," beginning at 7:30
p.m. today over WPAG-TV.
The program will present the
world map's new look in an age4
of cold war politics on the second
Featured in the telecast will be
an eight-foot revolving map show-
ing world geography from a polar
projection. From this Prof. Kish
will point to important zones and
countries in contact with the
Soviet and their part in future
strategy of the free world.
half will be on rheumatic heart
disease with an interview of a 40-
year old patient on its symptoms,
diagnosis and treatment.






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share of this up to more than 10
per cent in the next three or four
years. The Communists face the
keenest competition in India and
elsewhere in the area, not just from
the United States and Britain, but
also from Japan, West Germany
and other non-communist coun-
Political Play
However, the Communist eco-
nomic offensive cannot be apprais-
ed solely in economic terms. The
Communists are making also a big
political play., The Kremlin is out
to encourage hostility towards the
Western Powers and to aggravate

the sharp internal conflicts be-
tween nations in the region.
If they can succeed ink these
aims-and they have had no little
success already-they undermine
the strength of the Western Pow-
ers in South Asia 'and the Middle
East and also the stability of the
regimes there. This makes the
penetration by Communists of all
these countries much easier.
In contrast, the United States
not only maintains an enormous
trade ,with the Arab-Asian coun-
tries but in addition continues to
contribute economic aid. For the
fiscal year of 1955, the United

States obligated around 400 mil-
lion dollars in foreign aid to India, To Be Discussed
Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Egypt, Leb-
anon, Pakistan and Afghanistan. After a first hand interview and
lost of this was in the form of observation of election results in
outright gifts. Germany, Prof. Henry L. Bretton
The figure does not include sub- will outline their points of inter-
stantial additional U.S. aid made est and importance to America.
available through organizations of Prof. Bretton's discussion will be{
the United Nations. televised on "German Democracy,"
But it seems a fact that though a feature of MICHIGAN REPORT
Communist trade with South Asia at 8:45 p.m. today over WPAG-
and the Middle East is very small, TV.
even though the Communists make Prof. Bretton reports that the
no gifts, and even though their friendship of the United States is
biggest projects are dwarfed by the a major factor in maintaining
economic assistance and trade of stability in the Bonn Republic.

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(Continued from Page 4),
Sam Marcus, Fresh Air Society, De-
troit, Mich., will lnt~rview for coun-
Ronald Thompson, Chief Ta-Kee-Ko-
Mo Day Camp, Ann Arbor, will inter-
view for male and female Counselors.
Mrs. Christine Pickett, Manager for
Michigan Education Association of New
York, publishers of "The volume Li-
brary," will interview for Salespersons.
Terry Adderle, Russell Kelly Office
Service, Detroit, will interview women
for Typists, Stenographers, General
Office Clerks to work in offices of
Detroit firms for the summer.
Sidney Weiner, Div. Supervisor, The
Easterling Co., Ann Arbor, will inter-
view for Salesmen.
Martin Gold, Camp Farband, Chelsea,
Mich., will interview for male and fe-
male Counselors.,
Representatives fromn the following
will be at the Engrg. School:
Monday, March 26
Stewart-Warner Corp., Chicago, Ill.-
all levels in ,Elect., Mech., and Metal.;
B.S. in Physics; and M.S. in Ind. and
Instr. for Research, Devel., Design, and
The Western Union Telegraph Co.,
New York, N.Y.-all levels in Elect.,
Mech., Ind., Math., and Chem. and
Physics for Operating, Plant & Engrg.,
Devel. & Research, Internat'l Communi-
cations, Acctg., Purchasing & Stores.
Ideal Elect. & Mfg. Co., Mansfield,
Ohio--B.S. in Elect. and Mech. for
Summer and Regular Design and Sales.
Lear, Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich.-all
levels in Aero., Instru., Math., Mech.,
Engrg. Mech. and Engrg. Physics for
Research, Devel., and Design. U.S. citi-

Richfield Oil Corp., Los Angeles, Calif.
-B.S. and M.S. in Che.E. and Mech.;
B.S. in Elect.; PhD in Metal. for Re-
search, Devel., Design, and Prod. U.S.
Farnsworth FIect. Co., Div. of Inter-
nat'l T & T Corp., Ft. Wayne, Ind.-all
levels in Electronics and Mech.; M.S.
and PhD in Physics; PhD in Applied
Math. and Physical Chem. for Research,
Devel., Design, and Prod. E. U.S. citi-
Lincoln Lab., Mass. Inst. of Tech.,
Lexington, Mass.-all levels in Elect.,
Math., Mech., Nuclear, Physics, and
Engrg. Science, Physics and Math. for
Summer and Regular Research, Devel.,
and Design.
LeTourneau-Westinghouse, Westing-
house Air Brake Co., Peoria, Ill. - all
levels in Civil, Elect., Ind., and Mech.
for Summer and Regular Research,
Devel., Design, Prod., and Sales.
The Budd Co., Detroit, Mich. - all
levels in Mech., E. Mech., Metal.; B.S.
and M.S. in Elect. and Ind. for Design
and Sales, Mgt. Training and Acctg.
U.S. citizen.
Std. Screw Co., The Western Auto-
motive Machine Screw Co., Elyria, Ohio
all levels In Ind., Mech., Math., Eng.;
Mech., Metal for Design, Prod., and
Std. Screw 'Co., Chicago Screw Co.,
Bellwood, Ili.-all levels in Ind. and
Mech. for Prod, and Sales.
Bridgeport Brass Co., Alumilum Div..
Adrian, Mich.-all levels in Ind., Metal.,
Nuclear and Science; B.S. and M.S. in
Che.E., Civil, Elect., Mech., and Eng.4
Mech, for Summer and Regular Devel.,
Design, and Prod. U.S. citizen.
The Carborundum Co., Niagara Falls,I
N.Y.-all levels in Ch.E., Mech., Metal.,F
Nuclear, Physics, and Science; B.S. andI
MB.S. in Civil, Elect., Ind., for Research,
Devel., Design, and Prod.I
Emerson Research Labs., Washington,t

b.C.-All levels in Elect., Mech., and
Physics for Research,. Devel., and De-
Tuesday, March 27:
United Air Lines, San Francisco, Calif.
--B.S. in Aero., Civil, Elect., Math.,
Mech. for Devel. and Design.
Koppers Co., Inc., Chem. Div., Pitts.,
Pa.-all levels in Ch.E., Mech., plect.,
and Civil for Prod., Devel., Lab.,'Sales,
and Tech. Sales Service.
Columbia-Southern Chem. Corp., Bar-
berton, Ohio-all levels in Che.E., Elect.,
and Mech.
Republic Aviation Corp., Farmingdale,
Long Island, N.Y.-all levels. in Aero.,
Civil, Elect., and Mech., Physics ,and
Math. for Research, Devel., Design and
Prod. U.S. citizen.
Sharples Chem. Div., The 'ennsylvania
Salt Mfg. Co., Wyandotte, Mich.-B.S.
in Mech., B.S. and M.S. in Che.E. for
Summer and Regular Devel., Design,
and Prod.
Link Aviation, Inc., Binghampton,
N.Y.-all levels it Elect., B.S. and M.S.
in Aero., B.S. in Mech. for Research,
Devel., and Design.
Kuhlman Elect. Co., Bay City, Mich.--
all levels in Elect., B.S. and M.S. in
Ind. and Mech., B.S. in Che.E. and Phy-
sics for Summer and Regular Devel., De-
Jet Propulsion Lab., Calif. Inst. of
Tech., Pasadena, Calif.-all levels in
Aero., Ch.E., Elect., Instr., Mat., Math.,
Mech., Eng. Mech., Metal., Nuclear and
Physics for Research and Devel. U.S.
The Gardner Board and Carton 'Co.,
Middleton, Ohio-all levels in Che.E.,
Elect., Ind., Instr., Mech. for Summer7
and Regular Research, Devel., Design,4
Prod., and Maintenance.3
Girdler Co., Div. of Nat'l Cylinder Gas
Co., Louisville, Ky.-all levels in Che.F.,I
Civil, Constr., Elect., Ind., Instru., Mat.,I

Math., Mech., Eng. Mech., and Metal.
for Research, Devel., Design, and Sales.
U.S. citizen.
Michigan Consolidated Gas Co., De-
troit, Mich.\-all levels in Che.E., Civil,
Elect., Ind., Mech., Metal. and Eng.
Science, for Design, Prod., Const., and
Operations. U.S. citizen.
Penn. Railroad Co., Chicago, Ill. - all
levels in Civil.
Tues., Wed., March 27, 28:
The Carter, Oil Co., Research Lab.,
Tulsa, Okla.-all levels in Mech., Che.
E., Geology; B.S. and .M.S. in Elect.,
Petroleum, Geophysics, Physics; PhD in
Che. and Math. for Oil Finding and
Producing Research. U.S. citizen.
For appointments contact the Engrg.
Placement Office, 347 W.E., Ext. 2182.
Wed., March 21-
Bureau of Appointments:
Post Cereals, Div. of General Foods
Corp., Battle Creek, Mich., is looking for
a woman with typing and shorthand for
a secretarial position. It may be pos-
sible for interested candidates to be
interviewed in Ann Arbor today, Wed.,
March 21.
For further information contact the
Bureau of Appointments, 3528 Admin.
Bldg., Ext. 371.
Bell Telephone of Canada, Toronto,
Montreal( and othe rareas,........
Montreal, and other areas in Canada,
offers a Traning Program in Engrg.,
Operating Depts., Customer Relations,
Supervisory and Staff positions.
Westclox, Div. of Gen'1 Time Corp.,
LaSalle, Ill., needs a man with a minor
or major in Math, for the Statistical
H. B. Sherman Mfg. Co., Battle Creek,
Mich.-immediate opening for a Mech.
Engr. for the Experimental Dept.






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Afrank message to
graduating electronic and mechanical
You know it ... we know it,*.. so let's be frank
about it.
The demand for engineers-experienced or graduate
-far exceeds the supply/And, from now on in, you
are going to be sought after more than a triple threat
halfback for next year's varsity.
You will be promised many things (including the
moan with a fence/around it), and for a young man
just getting started these things are pretty hard
to resist.
So, again, let's be frank. We at Farnsworth won't
promise you/he moon. (Although we are working
on some ideas that may eventually get you there
and back.)'We are an old, young organization. Old,
in the seise of being pioneers in the field of elec-
tronics./(Our technical director, Dr. Philo Farnsworth
invented electronic television.) Young, by being the
newest division of the world-wide International Tele-
phone and Telegraph Corporation, devoting our-ef-
forts exclusively to research, development and pro-
d'uction of military 'and 'industricl electronics, and
atomic energy.
All of which makes Farnsworth big enough for sta-
bility and technical perspective, yet small enough
for mobility, flexibility and recognition of the in-
dividual. Here you will be associated with and
encouraged'by a team of eminent cientists and
engineers with many "firsts" to their credit in the
field of electronics. Here you will be heard . . not
just one of the herd.
We earnestly invite you to hear the whole fascinating
Farnsworth story. We're pretty certain it' will make
thedecision for your futureeasier.



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