The Brownsville Herald from Brownsville, Texas on June 5, 1947 · Page 21
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The Brownsville Herald from Brownsville, Texas · Page 21

Brownsville, Texas
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Thursday, June 5, 1947
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Opportunity's Beating On The Door For 1947's Crop Of College Grads; Knock Won't Be So Loud Next Year OAMBRIDE, Mass., (NEA) -June--this June--is the month of golden opportunity for college graduates from coast to coast. Next year's June won't be so good, June of 1949 may be much worse. But the more than 175,000 young men and women getting Kheepskins in 1947 have the. world as their oyster. Business and industry have been starved, ever since the war began, for promising young blood that could be started near the bottom and trained to hold top Jobs some day. For months now their scouts have been combing collepr campuses, making almost fabuloua offers to the more desirable June graduates. It is almost Impossible to get a degree this year and not have a chance at one or more good Jobs. But the need, great as it is, has limits. By grabbing everybody in sight, business and industry this summer will fill most of the gaps. What remain will be filled from 1948's record-breaking crop of GI and other graduates. By 1949, ed- cuators say, only bacancies and possible expansions will remain to be filled. And 1049 is th- y«ir of the big harvest--the year when GI's who have returned to college will be turned loose in the biggest mass graduntlon in educational history. So the keener educators say that they aren't taking back one word c-f the warnings they have given before, that scores of thousands of GI's will be disappointed if they hope to sell college diplomas for very much extra pay on the employment market. For this one year, however, happy days really are hero again on the campus. The sky is the limit. Massachusetts Institute of Technology will hand Ph. D. degrees in science to 49 youngsters. For each there are 26 would-be employer* lying in ambush, willing to let them write their own tickets up to, say, $6000 a year. The 548 Bachelors of Science aren't so fortunate. On the average, each has only two or three bidden offering from $225 to KS much ai $300 si..month. Even that would look good to the old grads who went with major corporations In the '20's and the '30's for $100 to $125 a month. In general, aa the average GI suspected, it is the technical school graduate who Is in most demand, nt highest starting pay. A scien- t i f i c or technical degrcn is worth n t loft»t 15 por cent more than a good academic degree. Neverthelecfl, there are plenty of Jobs clamoring for June graduates who can show only a Bachelor's degree In Aarte or Philosophy. Salesmen, if placed on wilary, can hope to start at $225 to $250 a month. Banking, insurance, accounting, credit work may carry more prestige, but they pay $25 a month less. The general run of office jobs will pay under $200. Many companies are offering preference to veterans. Not just first chance at a Job--which does not mean too much when there are good Jobs for all--but extra pay, ranging from $15 to $30 a month according to the company and the length of service. West- Inghouse. for example, offers an extra $20 to any body who was in uniform ns much as two years. t Employers generally arc well pleased with th« finality of this year's graduating classes, which are heavly loaded with veterans. Graduates naturally are pleased with the situation. But it offers problems. "Jobs are so easy to find." ex- pained one. "that you don't know which to choose." There are a few who arc not anxious to settle down to work. These include somn Harvard men who want to take, time ovit to reform the world. But this attitude is not common. Veterans generally feel that they have lost loo much time already. They wan 1 ; to get going. The first railroad sleeping car was operated In the United States in IMG. FLY THERE «· f ' * Corpus Chrlstl June 12 · 13 - 14 LEAVI LATER- STAY LONGER-^ BACK SOONER LINES.//* SAFETY - SPEED ECONOMY Tho job's hunting him: Back from the wars, this Veteran lived In a trailer as he worked for his enjfiiieerlnff decree, Even without the slide-rule he's busily working, he can figure that next month will be his golden opportunity If he's one of 1947's grads. Bikini Hangover Leaves Destroyer A Zombie Ship USS Hughes; No aailors, no battle orders, just loneliness. By HARRY J. LAMBETH PEARL HARBOR--(NEA)--The loneliest destroyer In the Navy lies In Pocirl Harbor's southeast loch. No sailor swabs her decks or chips away at the rust that is slo.w- ly eating into her hull. No gold- braided officer shouttt battle orders from her bridge. The USS Hughes, once proud flagship of the 8th .Fleet at the Arrzio bcnchhoaci, a terror of ahell- flre when GLs waded ashore through the iwrf of Southern Franca, escort J'or the first- occupation troops Into Japan, today is a zombie. The Hughes was one of the target fleet at Bikini, when Joint Task Force No. 1 exploded two atom bombs to see what they would do to fighting ships. Tho first did the Hughes no harm. But the second, bursting beneath the lagoon's surface, spouted millions of tons of radioactive water into the air. Part of It fell on the Hughes. Since that time she has been untouchable. For six months she lay near Kwajalein, Then she was towed to Pearl. She has waited here five months, because, the Navy has been afraid that rough, wintry seas would break her up. When the Pacific is calmer, the Hughes will be towed, without a crow, to Bremerton, Washington, where she was commissioned in 1940. There scientists with Geiger A Jofc For Boy Calling 'Extra* NEW YORK--(/P)--One of the big needs in radio, says Electronics Magazine, is some gadget to give notice, when the radio set is turned off, that some big news announcement or televised show i« coming up. It doesn't suggest any invention, but says "a gadget consuming five watts, the same as an electric clock, might just do the triok," operating ail the time as* a kind of alarm clock. What Silesia Now Means To Poland WARSAW -- (/P)-- The semi-official newspaper Raeczpospollta reported 30,000 private, industrial and commercial enterprises presently are operating in 'Silesia, Four thousand of these are. in Katowice--the "Pittsburgh of Poland." Amethysts were bell e v e d. by the ancient Greeks to be » remedy for drunkenness. counters will board her, to study the deadly lingering radiological activity and to check whatever other damage may have been done by the terrific force of th« A-bomb's explosion. . 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