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I959-

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PA

Offering Refresher
r Language Teachers
art of Federal Instruction Program;
eals with Advanced Language Placement

Paper Pays

Teamster

To Avoid Labor Strif

. t .,,

iundred language teachers in
nation's grade and high
Is are now enrolled in sum--
ession refresher programs at
1niversity.
the first time nationally a
:m has been developed and:
wted by the federal govern-
'to instruct teachers in the
dtires and objectives of ad-
d placement in the modern
ages.
e 'University is one of four
d States educational insti-.
is conducting the program,
1 is ,supported by the Nation-
fense Education Act of 1955.
Gowen $75 Weekly
pends of $75 per week plus'
veekly' per dependent will be
each of the partieipants in
nstitute. Teachers from tax-
>rted schools all over the
ry were. invited-tn apply for
program.
her institutions offeiing the
language program are the
ersities of Maine, Louisiana
Colorado. "The University
am is the only oine offering
fan, in additioni to Spanish,
ch and German," Prof. Otto
raf of the German depart-
said. Each university will
ve $100,000 for this project.
of. Graf is conducting the
rsity program. In explaining
urposes, he said: "The pro-
. combines courses designed
efresh language skills and
:es requiring revision of con-
onal teaching methods.
his is because of the elec-'
c equipment and 'other than
.matical approacdhes which
been developed during the
decade."
Refresher Work
rticipants are taking refresh-
ork in the four languages.
r requirements include mak
cultural analyses, studying
principles of linguistics, psy-
gy of language learning and
r educational electronics. The
y involves learning to handle
hies used in language lab-
ries and teaching methods
suited for machine learning
Lnguages.

The teachers are enrolled at
the Rackham School of Graduate
Studies.
Members of the institute's ad-
visory committee include: Prof.
Graf; Prof. Albert H. Marckwardt
of the English department; Prof.
Robert J. Niess of the romance
languages department; Prof. Hor-
ace W. Dewey of the Slavic lan-
guages and literatures depart-
ment; Prof. Deming B. Brown,
chairman of the Slavic depart-
ment and Prof. Rand F. Morton,
director of the Language Labora-
tory.
The University has conducted
similar institutes for elementary
school teachers at University Ele-
mentary School for four years. A
workshop in spoken language
training for teachers of foreign
languages has been conducted for
the past five years.

WASHINGTON (P) - Senate

investigators were told yesterday
a Pittsburgh newspaper paid a
Teamsters union official more
than $100,000 over nine years to
avoid labor troubles, and footed
the bill for a telephone he alleg-
edly used in a numbers racket.
William J. Poch, business man-
ager of the Pittsburgh Sun-Tele-
graph, testified that Theodore
Cozza did "little work for us," but
that he was put on the payroll
as a driver supervisor "for fear
of disturbing the labor relations
of the company." Cozza was fired
about a month ago, he said.
Poch, under questioning before
the Senate Rackets Committee,
acknowledged that the newspaper
paid $1,022 for 700-800 calls a
month in connection with a num-
bers racket committee counsel
Robert F. Kennedy said Cozza

EN ROUTE-Eight United States Governors stop off to see the sights in Paris, including of course
the Eiffel Tower. They will continue on to Moscow. The eight are (left to right) Robert H. Smylie,
Idaho; William G. Stratton, Ill.; Robert B. Meyner, N. J.;'George D. Clyde, Utah; Stephen L. R.
McNichols, Colo.; Cecil H. Underwood, W. Va.; John E. Davis, N.D., and LeRoy Collins, Fla.

MUST HOLD TEN POSITIONS:
Bromage Outlines Roles of City Councilman

conducted from his office in the
paper. No period was mentioned.
The business manager said the
paper objected.
Cozza Called
Cozza, president of Teamsters
Local 211 in Pittsburgh, was
called to the witness stand, but
he refused to give the committee
any information. He invoked the
fifth amendment, contending his
answers to questions might tend
to incriminate him.
The testimony about the Sun-
Telegraph situation opened a new
round of rackets committee hear-
ings on the Teamsters union,, a
chief target of corruption charges
since the Senate investigation be-
gan 2% years ago.
The committee says conditions
in the union have worsened,
rather than improved. Chairman
John L .McClellan (D-Ark.) yes-
terday challended Tamsters Pres-
ident James R. Hoffa to say
whether "any effort at all" has
been made to drive out thugs
who McClellan saiti hold impor-
tant' posts in 'the union.: Hoff a is
on call to testify .today.
Aide Testifies
In other developments yester-
day, a committee aide testified,
that union records show Sam
Goldstein, president of Teamsters
Local 239 in New York, has been
receiving $400 weekly as salary
and expenses while in jail on an
extortion charge.
The committee was told that
since 1956 Local 239 has paid
legal fees totaling $70,000, with
at least half of .this going for
Goldstein's defense.,
Testimony also was- developed
that- Joseph De Grandis, presi-
dent of New York Teamsters
Local 266, is getting $1,000 a
month in salary while the vend-
ing machine workers local only,
takes in $500 a month in dues.
Sen. John F. Kennedy (D-
Mass.) said it was quite obvious
that De Grandis, listed as having
a 20-year criminal record, is "re-
ceiving the balance from employ-
ers."
Both Goldstein and De Grandis
refused to discuss the testimony,

pleading the fifth amendlnen
Business Manager Poch said
arrangement with Cozza
made after the Teamsters
struck for seven weeks against
Sun-Telegraph in 1951. The
up was written into a labor c
tract and the payments were k
up until Cozza was fired in l
for threatening an efficiency
pert, Poch added.

Confi

Culture

The ten faces of a city council-
man were outlined yesterday be-
fore the opening session of the
one-day Institute for Mayors and
Councilmen at the University.
Prof. Arthur W. Bromage of
the political science department
opened the Institute, sponsored by
the University's Institute of Pub-
lic Administration, the University
Extension Service and the Michi-
gan Municipal League. About 60
representatives from various gov-
ernmental units in Michigan at-
tended the conference.
In outlining the roles of the
councilman, Prof. Bromage said
the key one is being a legislator.
"Whether it be the regulation of
property by zoning or of the indi-
vidual by ordinance, the council-
man must make the law. Common
sense is reqtiired in making a
value judgment as to what the
community needs and when it iP
reauy to accept new laws."
Recent studies indicate that

mayors and councilmen may not
currently be taking the initiative
in forming ordinances. "This
doesn't bother me," the professor
explained. "Political matters may
be brought forward by interested
groups."
But the councilman has to
formulate the final ordinance so
the general public accepts it, hew
continued.
Prof. Bromage said other roles
of the councilman include:
1) Financier. "Although in most
municipal governments, the bud-
get officer prepares the budget,
the councilman makes final judg-
ments. He has to decide, for ex-
ample, whether to go ahead on
bond issues.
The councilman should be able
to see the future of his commu-
nity. In some cases, he will be
'ahead' of the people, because he
often is closer to the problems
and needs of the community.

"He cannot jeopardize the lives
and welfare of the people by thin-
ning out or failing to expand fire,
police forces, and so forth when
needed. He must tell the people
that municipal government is a
bargain - and we don't need to
apologize for the cost - when
compared with the price of ram-
pant crime, death by fire, spread
of disease and juvenile delin-
quency."
2) Employer. "The councilman
is responsible for all employees of
a city. He must see that they are
adequately paid, provided with de-
cent working conditions and
fringe benefits." If the council-
man doesn't do this, Prof. Brom-
age declared, complaints will pour
in and the necessary government-
al functions will not be performed
well.
3) Constructive Critic. "Admin-
istrators aren't perfect - they
can get in a bureaucratic rut."

When this happens it is up to the
councilman to bring complaints to
high administrative officers who
can work out the problem with
him, Prof. Bromage said.
4) Buyer. "The councilman, who
is probably one of the biggest buy-
ers in our society, is dependent
upon the administration in this
function. Requests for equipment,
for example, must be in such a
form that the councilman can see
that the city gets the 'best deal'
possible."
5) Administrator. "The council-
mar.; is not always a policy maker,
but sometimes has to take care
of certain tasks suck as the is-
suance of licenses."
6) Inter-governmental policy
expert. The councilman has to de-
cide, for example, whether to sell
water services 0 fringe areas. He
also is asked to appear before
state governing bodies to repre-
sent his city's viewpoint and to

determine the relation of the city
to the federal government. "More
and more of these inter-govern-
mental relationships are going to
take place in the future," Prof.
Bromage noted.
7) Public relations man. "Don't
wait until aproblem arises and
then douse the fire with water,"
the professor advised. "Have a
positive program and try to fore-
see problems before they reach
the critical stage.'
- 8) Fundamental law man. "It's
the councilman's business to rec-
ommend charter amendments if
th old charter creates a serious
pr blem and binds the city's
piogress."
The final role of the council-
man, Prof. Bromage said, includes
all of his other duties, such as at-
tending ceremonial functions,
making speeches, reading and
studying bills.

Continuing tonight with t.
third of four performances, t
speech department will again pr
sent Sandy Wilson's musical spo
of the roaring 20's,, "The Bc
Friend."
Curtain time is 8 p.m. an
tickets are still available at t
Lydia Mendelssohn box office
.the League. The production is t
first of five scheduled for tV
Summer Session Playbill.
William Lecklider, Grad., wi
present a degree recital tonigh
under the auspices of the Sch
of Music.
Lecklider, a clarinetist, will pe
form- in Aud. A, Angell Hall, b
ginning at 8:30 p.m.
The School and College Co
ference on Advanced Placeme
,n Foreign Languages will co
tinue its meeting for the secon
day.
Delegates attending the co
ference will meet in morning a:
afternoon sessions in the Frie
Bldg. today.
The fifth annual Institute c
College and University Admini
tration will conclude its meeti:
with sessions in the Administr
tion Bldg. today.
Discussion groups will begin
2 p.m. Prof. Henderson is direct
of the Higher Education Stu
Center.

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