Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 30, 1974 · Page 111
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June 30, 1974

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 111

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teeping Up..fWith by Panila Swift Aintl 111*' 1 * * BPt " HiwW* ffUU p. IwinV" 01 ** ...... HiM* 1 h*^* J Overseas See the ad above which offers $50 to every, young person who completes an interview after flying to Amsterdam via KIM and spending two nights there? Pan American World Airways, down on its financial heels, claims if s nothing more than an "illegal^ subterfuge" and a "guise to discount tickets." Pan Am has protested to the Civil Aeronautics Board and wants ..the project stopped. The Netherlands National Tourist Office which is sponsoring the program along with the marketing research division of Newsweek magazine, claims ifs legitimate. The tourist office points out that any "person 16 to 24 can fly to Amsterdam on KLM, the Dutch airline, or any other "participating airline" and still take part in what it terms "a valuable and genuine research project." John Bertram of the tourist office says that his office expects to pay $50 each to about 15,000 youngsters who answer the questionnaire. "Tourism has been declining in Amsterdam," he explains, "and we are trying to find out what the new generation of tourists is looking for." To date, KIM is the onfy airline participating in the research project which Pan Am alleges to be a device to circumvent govermnent- approved fares. Ever since the CAB abolished student fares in the U.S., many students have been flying to Europe from Canada-where lower youth fares are still in ef ect. The CAB at this writing is investigating the Holland-Newsweek overseas research project to determine if it is genuine or a discount gimmick. It should, hand down a decision any day now if it hasn't already. Foreign students cannot work in the U.S. this summer- because young Americans would be deprived of jobs. So declares the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. Of the 150,000 foreign students in this country, approximately 20,000 work during the summer, although technically they are not supposed to. Before a foreign student is granted a visa to the U.S., he affirms that he has enough money to cover his personal and educational expenses for the school term. By the end of the school term, however, many foreign students have spent all their money, and the Immigration Service has tactfully looked the other way and permitted them to work during the summer months. "In view of the unemployment rate among young Americans/' explains James Greene, deputy commissioner of the Immigration Service, "this policy is not warranted. Each job taken by an F-1 (foreign) student under the liberal summer work program is significant The significance lies in the job opportunity closed to a deprived American youth or Vietnam Veteran. "What is of paramount concern is not the number of foreign students enrolled but rather each individual American who is adversely affected." * Geelong, Victoria, is a city of 123,000, located southwest of Melbourne, Australia. To assist Geelong In planning facilities for youth, the town fathers ordered a survey of young people'? .attitudes and wants! ' A" sample of 324 Geelong kids was chosen and asked to respond:, anonymously to written questions. The results, to say the least, were surprising, One youth in five woufd resort to stealing "if he really wanted something, and the opportunity came to steal without being caught." Sixteen percent said they would consider breaking into a private building and stealing. Seventy-four percent said they would get drunk, given the opportunity. Almost two-thirds said they would indulge in sexual relations if they had the chance-, although one 15-year-old Geelong schoolgirl added, "It all depends whether I like the guy or not." When asked if they would assist the police in finding a friend who had run away from home, 36 percent of the Geelong respondents said never; although 90 percent agreed that they would help a friend run away. The survey, according to Dennis Challinger, a Melbourne University criminologist, reveals "an alarmingly high" figure of potential delinquents or a potential delinquency rate of 15 per 1000. Challinger is inclined to believe that many of Geelong's youth problems may stem from its relative isolation from Melbourne. Jtawse OilcrtarfMtiM Are American universities hiring substantial numbers of blacks, regardless of academic credentials, merely to redress long-existingradalimbalances? To find out, Stuart Gould and Pierre Van Den Berge of Wash- ingtonUniversity put together a fictitious school record for a graduate student from Washington University. With that phony curriculum vitae they applied for teaching posts to 176 universities. Their applications were identical except that the applicant in oiie was identified as black am' in the other as undeclared. Of the universities queried, 96 replied. The response Tate to the Mack applicant was 61 percent, to the applicant whose race was not listed, 48 percent. More important, 444 percent expressed follow-up interest in the black applicant, only 95 percent in the other applicant. Conclusion: Blacks have a decided edge in today's academic job market.

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