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Students From Africa Searching for Simimer Jobs; Union Labor Concerned Will Help Pay Bills By JOEL SELDIN (Herald Tribune Sers'ice) NEW YORK-Students having trouble finding summer jobs this year will have no problem if they can get themselves caught in the middle of the cold war. The ma.xim is illustrated by a sudden rash of efforts to find summer jobs for African exchange exchange students. The latest reported by the AFL-CIO, says it will encourage encourage its member unions and central central bodies not only to find job.s for African students, but will underwrite up to half the cost if the unions take .African .students on lor the summer as staff members. Last week, Secretar\' of Labor Arthur J. Goldberg assigned Donald Beatty, of the Ohio Bureau Bureau of Unemployment Compensation, Compensation, to work full time on finding finding job.s for foreign students, with emphasis on the problems of the African.'. A number of foundations are lr\ing to help the African.', in- cludins the Afro-American Student Student Foundation, the National Student Christian Federation, and the African American Institute. Institute. rivalry for the allegiance of the new African republics. The AFL-CIO program is a case in point. The labor federation, federation, with the government's encouragement, encouragement, has been courting African labor leaders for some time. It has contributed hundreds hundreds of thousands of dollars for African labor in various ways, but mostly through the anti - Communist Inte .'Tiational Confederation of Free Trade Unions, which has affiliates in 22 African countries. LIKE MILUONS OF (.ih.^r students in this countn,. the Africans Africans find it nece>sarv lo earn money during the -uir.nicr to pav for room, board and othe- necessities when they return to school ne.\t fall. Frank .Montem, of the Airo-.\mcrican Student Foundation, e.^iimates there are 1 ,800 African students in the United States, of whom about .W are in need of inhs Like most other students, ine Africans are having s hard tn-e becau.-,e of the scarcity of !'>h'; th.s yea-. The .\fricans dn have ' problenis. Most of ihcm are Negroes Negroes and are caught up in xYw^ coump.''s tl,ff:culiies with racial discrimination in eniplov nient Those about in spend their f^r-t summer here are also unfani,l- iar With resources f.^r jnh roun- seling and j.ili pLu ement.s B'.,: a good deal nf the effort being made on the .Africans' behalf, stems from the position nf their home countries in the East-West THE FEDERATIONS president. president. George Meany. expressed concern over the job troubles of African students as far back as April. In a letter to international international unions and ci'ntral labor bodies, bodies, he reaffirmed the AFL- CIO's opposition to colonialism, and stressed the importance for .Africa of a strong labor move- nicnt. He urged the unions to find su.mmer jobs in private in- dustr>' for .African exchange students. students. TTiere has been disturbing news for the .AFL-CIO from .Africa. .Africa. Representatives of 3S countries countries met at Casablanca and set up the All-African Trade Union Federation. Through the prod- dm? of delegates f.'"om Ghana and Guinea, it was decided that AATUF members must sever all tics With other labor federations. On its face, the resolution "'as neutral, because it barred affiliation affiliation not nnl\' with Free World fedrrati .ins. but al -i w-itS the Comniunist-dr-m.natcd World Federal.on of Trade Unions. Actually, Actually, the VvT-"TU has few members members in Africa and stands to lose little. 'Western leaders fear the "neutrali.-r,'! involved m the .Africans' .Africans' decision has a strong pro -RusN .an tinge. timate the cost of the new program program because it is not yet known how many unions will ask for the reimbursement, or how many will employ African students. Meany did not link directly the news from Africa with the new job program, but he has been concerned for some time with the signs of anti-Western feeling among some African labor labor leaders. Though the developments developments last week in Africa may not have triggered the new program, neither did they diminish diminish the odds that the Africans Africans will stand a better chancs than most students of finding summer jobs this year. A FEW DAYS AGO, on his ov^n initiative, .Meany deeded that helping students to find summer jobs m private Indus- trv would not solve the problem. problem. He drafted the plan for underwriting underwriting up to half the cost .f unions will emplov the .Africans, and IS now out letters outlining the pro-posal to v-ariou; union leader^, a spokesman for the federation said. The spokesman could not es- Looking Backward 10 YEARS AGO June 15, 1951—Mr. and Mrs. Carl G. Kretschman celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. —Robert Krueger, Fort Atkinson, Atkinson, has resigned as coach and athletic director at Columbus High School to become coach at La Crosse Central High School. —Capt, Richard H. Peacock has received a second gold star in of a seventh air medal, 20 YEARS AGO June 15, 1941—Janesville playground playground directors for the coming season will be Imogene Bingaman, Bingaman, Rose .Ann Rigney, Marion Rassmus-en, Elaine Hammarlund, Hammarlund, .Marcia Webb, Don Glynn, Wayne Lowr\', Carl .Med.cus, Ji>e Conley, Joe Cox and John Palmer, it is announced by Pat Dawson, recreation director — The town of Johnstown receives an inhalator. 30 YEARS AGO June 15. 1931-The Rev. Walter Walter Doheny, assistant pastor at St, Partick's church for the past \-ear, is transferred and the Rev. Lincoln F. Whelan. recently recently ordained at St. Francis seminar>', seminar>', arrives in Janesville to act as second assistant to the Rev. Dean F. J. Fiss. I of the a Sits a Up and just if day and

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  1. Janesville Daily Gazette,
  2. 15 Jun 1961, Thu,
  3. Page 6

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