THE MCHIGAN D A TI Y
THI'RSD_1Y. Ji.'N'E 27, 1957
TWO TIlE MICHIGAN DAILY THVRSDAY, J1J~E 27, 1957
ECONOMICS IN ORIENT:
Prof. Elgass To Join
Prof. George A. Elgass of the
tion will join the Univeresity's
School of Business Administra-
industrial productivity research
group at Waseda. University in
Tokyo in July.
Prof. Elgass will deal with mar-
keting phases of the program at
Waseda's new Institute for Re-
search in Productivity.
Last year Waseda contracted
with tree University for assistance
in developing an institute and in
establishing r(earch ad training
programs in this area.
The contract was arranged
through the United States Inter-
national Cooperation Administra-
Particular attention is being
given to industrial engineering and
management policies by the insti-
tute, and members of the staff are
advtied on methods of establishing
contacts with Japanese industries.
Prof. Elgass, who will be in
Japan for two years, will concen-
trate on marketing practices and
techniques of business and eco-
nomic surveys and forecasting. He
will be accompanied by his wife
and three sons.
To Meet Here
The Midwest Section of the
American Society of Plant Physi-
ologists will hold its annual meet-
Ing here beginning June 28.
Representatives from several
midwestern universities and other
public and private institutions in
the United States and Canada will
read and discuss a series of papers.
The groups will regiseter at
South quadrangle today. An in-
formal social evening at the Uni-
versity Botanical Gardens will fol-
low beginning at 7:30 p.m.
PROF. GEORGE ELGASS
... Joins Tokoyo research
To .Be Given
An undergraduate course on the
study of Asia has been planned for
the 1958-59 academic year.
These plans were disclosed by
the University Study Committee
on Undergraduate courses on Asia,
headed by Prof. John W. Hall of
the history department.
The new course will be offered
as a two-semester sequence, carry-
ing four hours credit each semes-
It will be designed to serve both
as an introductory course for stu-
dents who wish to continue work
on the study of Asia, and as a
well-rounded unit for students not
planning further work in the field.
The course will follow the same
general pattern of area study pro-
grams now offered at the graduate
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Court's vindication of their re-
His statement to The Daily fur-
"Perhaps higher courts will in-
terpret the Watkins and Sweezy
decisions more broadly, so as to
cover my case. If not, it will be
necessary to seek from the Su-
preme Court a new and firmer
restriction on congressional com-
Decision 'Sound' ;
"Such a decision would be
sound, in my opinion; it would
be an important protection to our
democracy; it would realize the
hope which led me to start my
test case in 1954."
Next stop in the legal fight for
the 30-year-old Davis, now a
mathematics instructor at Colum-
bia University, is the Circuit
Court of Appeals in Cincinnati.
He has sixty days after the Aug.
5 sentencing in which to file his
At the hearings in 1954, Davis,
under the First Amendment, re-
fused to answer 26 questions put
by the subcommittee concerning
his possible Communist connec-
tions at Harvard University and
his activities here.
As a result, the University sus-
pended him for refusing to coop-
erate with the committee. Former
Prof. Mark Nickerson and Davis
were subsequently dismissed.
At last November's trial, it was
revealed Davis had been called
before the hearings because of
his alleged connection with a pub-
lication called "Operation Mind."
The publication, it was con-
tended, called for opposition to
the work of the House Un-Ameri-
can Activities Committee.
The University's 10th Anniver-
sary Conference on Aging con-
cluded yesterday with two ad-
dresses, a panel discussion, and
two surprise awards.
The Conference began Monday.
Wilma Donahue, chairman of
the University's Division of Ger-
ontology, received two surprise
honors for her work in gerontol-
Mrs. Donahue was presented a
medallion "for distinguished work
in gerontology" from the Mexican
Academy of Gerontology and a
resolution by the Conference
praising "her farsighted percep-
tion of the significance of aging
in American life, and leadership
in furthering research, teaching
and exchange of knowledge in
William C. Fitch, director of
the special staff on aging, pre-
sented Mrs. Donahue a collection
of letters from national and in-
ternational experts commending
her contributions to gerontology.
Lt. Gov. Philip Hart talked
briefly on her contribution to pub-
lic awareness and understanding
of problems related to aging in
Prof. Gordon F. Streib of the
sociology department of Cornell
University addressed the Confer-
ence saying a study of 3,000 work-
ers near or past retirement being
conducted by Cornell showed that
55 per cent of those employed at
69 years of age had negative feel-
ings about continuing work.
"At the same time," Prof. Streib
said, "older persons generally do
not belong to many organizations
which can help cushion the
change following :etirement. Over
one-third of those in the Cornell
study belong to practically no or-
Streib explained: "Participation
in leisure activities is a class-
bound phenomenon enjoyed pri-
marily by middle class Americans.
Workers Don't Participate
"Factory workers and the blue
collar class generally are not par-
ticipants in organized activities.
With advancing age, lower income
groups tend to participate even
less in organized activities than
do their middle class counterparts.
"This is important, because in
trying to organize activities for
older persons, we are in danger of
imposing ideas en people for
whom the concept of belonging to
an organization is somewhat for-
E. Grant Youmans of the
United States Public Health Ser-
vice said: "A very substantial pro-
portion of healthy, retired men re-
veal positive attitudes toward
their leisure time activities and
present life situation. Eighty-five
per cent express varied and dis-
WILMA DONAHUE-Chairman of the University Division of
Gerontology and head of its annual Conference on Aging for the
past nine years, Mrs. Donahue receives a surprise resolution from
the 10th anniversary Conference. It was presented to her by
Jordan K. Popkin, chairman of the Interdepartmental Committee
on Agining, Lansing, who served
tant goals in their activities. Two-
thirds register enjoyment and
moderate to strong identification
with what they were doing.
Cites Family Support
Youmans said strong family
support can be an important fac-
tor in giving retired persons posi-
tive attitudes toward leisure.
Conversely, he added that losses
sustained through death have a
reverse effect, making the indi-
SPEECHES, PANEL AWARDS:
Aging Conference Concludes
as secretary pro tempore of the
vidual feel less positive toward
An important part of condition-
ing for old age, he continued, is
for people to make new friends
outside the family in middle age
so that they will be better
equipped to sustain personal loss-
es in their family and circle of
friends later in life.
Another speaker at the closing
session, Warren A. Peterson, so-
ciological research analyst, re-
ported that special studies con-
ducted in Kansas City have shown
that gardening and home activi-
ties increase w'th age.
But Peterson pointed out there
is a gradual shift in interests bc-
tween men and women after .55,
The period in which men and
women seem to have the most
stmilar patterns of participotion
in group activities comes between
age 35 and 55. Prior to that and
in old age, the interests of indi-
viduals in group activities tend to
become much more closely dis-
tinguished on the basis of sex.
Peterson mentioned church at-
tendance, spectator sports, and
artistic interests as examples of
activities which husbands and
wives will share more in middle
age than in later life.
In summary, eight panel mem-
bers agreed that no problem now
familiar to the country's old
people will be solved until our ac-
tual way of thinking and living
The key to the problems as well
as to their solution lies in our
present culture patterns, the pan-
The panel also agreed that a
whole lifetime of education before
and after the formal schooling
period would help ease problems
of the aging.
Also helping in this broad pro-
gram could be the community's
volunteer groups, churches, labor,
management and health services.
Panel members included: Dr.
Arnold B. Kurlander, assistant to
the surgeon general for Planning,
Public Health Service. United
States Department of Health,
Education and Welfare; Dr.
Maurice E. Linden, director, Di-
vision of Mental Health, Depart-
ment of Public Health, Philadel-
phia, and associate in psychiatry.
University of Pennsylvania Medi-
cal School; Leonard Z. Breen, di-
rector, Criteria of Aging Project,
University of Chicago, and The
Rev. Sheldon Rahn, director, So-
cial Service Dept., Detroit Coun-
cil of Churches.
Also on the panel were Prof.
Wilbur J. Cohen of the School of
Social Work; Walter K. Vivrett,
director, Planning Study/Housing
and Care Facilities for the Aging,
University of Minnesota; Ethel
Shanas, senior study director, Na-
tional Opinion Research Center,
University of Chicago and James
f. Woods, executive director, The
Golden Age Center of Cleveland.
"Pre-retirement counseling be-
gins before a child is born,"
pointed out Dr. Kurlander. "In
his earliest months and years a
child learns his attitudes toward
Dr. Linden, one of Monday's
major speakers, said he believed
"Much of American culture and
attitudes are shaped for us in our
advertising. Maybe if we brought
advertisiiit into gerontology we
could gie people a healthier out-
look toward our elder citizens."
Where should financial respon-
sibilities lie in any program that
would undertake to relieve hous-
ing. employment, and leisure time
problems of the aging?
This question brought no single
answer from the panel.
Monday, June 24. was the start-
ing date of the Michigan League's
annual schedule of summer events,
sponsored for recreation and extra
curricular activities of students
enrolled in the University's sum-
Already an exciting and fun-
filled square dance has been held,
For those interested in improv-
ing their bridge game there are
bridge lessons on Tuesday night of
every week from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Mrs. Walter McLean, the guid-
ing force in this segment of the
calendar teaches a combination
beginner and intermediate bridge
class for both the learned and the
novice in this area.
Also on Tuesday nights from
7:30 to 9:00 beginning dance class-
es with instruction in such dances
as the waltz, tango, foxtrot, rhum-
ba, samba will be held.
Instructor for those who wish
to improve their dancing abilities
is Josef Edyder.
Eder, a professional dance in-
structor, has taught men and
women to dance in Europe as well
as America. Any student who
plans to enter any of the dance
courses listed are encouraged"to
bring partners with them. Indi-
vidual men and women are also
Students wishing to participate
in the agenda of events may sign
up through July 3 at the social
director's office at the League.
Senators' Vote on Civil Rights
Brings Rebuke from NAACP
DETROIT M) - A feeling of
"strong resentment" was reported to send the House-approved civil
among delegates at the convention rights bill to the Senate Judiciary
of the National Assn. for the Ad- Committee headed by Sen. James
vancement of Colored People Eastland (D" Miss.)
(NAACP) over the way six north- The Senate defeated the move
ern Democratic senators voted on 45-39 and the bill is now on the
civil rights legislation last week Senate calendar.
But the NAACP's Washington Mitchell also noted that Sen.
legislative representative, Clarence Estes Kefauver (D-Tenn.) voted
Mitchell, said this "was not a per- against the NAACP position.
sonal resenntment." He added, "We In a statement issued after the
want to make certain that on the regional meetings, Mitchell had a
next vote they will be with us." pat on the back for Vice-President
In regional meetings, the dele- Richard Nixon, Sen. William
gates stuied voting records. Knowlanq (R-Calif.) and Sen.
Mitch.ell, who was discussior Stuart Symington (D-Mo.) and a
leader, vaid, "there was a lot of rebuke for Sen. John Kennedy and
anger when they saw the number Sen. Estes Kefauver.
of liberal democrats voting with Mitchell said the Democratic
the south on this important issue." ballot in Alabama has at the top
He referred to the vote last "a male chicken with the words
Thursday on a Southern maneuver white supremacy."
Use of the Student Organizations
Column in the Michigan Daily for an-
nouncement of meetings and use of
meeting rooms in University buildings
will be restricted to officially recog-
nized and registered student organiza-
tions. Student organizations planning
to be active during the summer session
must register in the Office of Student
Affairs (2011 SAB) not later than June
. . .
Deutscher V e r e i n, Organizational
Meeting, Thursday, June 27, 1957; 7:30
p.m.; Room 3S, Union; German news-
reel, movies on German painting and
Better Than Ever!
3 P.M.- 6:30 P.M.
"G er ection. in ,flodern Gooling'
DIAL NO 2-2513
. . .
Pi Lambda Theta - July 1 Picnic;
meet 6:00 p.m. at Rackham Bldg.;
members from all chapters invited.
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Ending ' ~i jDIAI
Today NO 8-6
Supplementing the University Summer Session
Asian Cultures Program!
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