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(Art.) Tire Battle on the Tracks By BOB COCHNAH and DAVE BUHG1N Newspaper Enterprise Assn. AKRON, Ohio - (NBA) The story goes that the president of an additive company was talking to a Firestone executive one day and asked, "Truthfully now, J. C., is there any money (o be made investing in automobile racing?" terest of racing, jatunsuoo aflBJaAB sq) 9J«MM registration figures in the coUn- benefits through all this is, *f course, in the quality of various products. In tire testing, for example, which also is lucrative for many drivers, companies have found that the best and most ig in auiumuuiiv iiu-nig. reliable form of testing is im The Firestone exec's rhetori- ply taking a car onto the track I for results. cal reply: "Are you kidding?" So the additive company president risked large sums oa .all types of racing and today that additive company is living happily ever after. Firestone has been in racing since time. trials immemorial. In fact, both Firestone and its major competitor in this country, Goodyear, are so "in" they couldn't possibly get out. Neither Firestone nor Goodyear offers precise figures on profits attributable to racing. It's a lough thing to figure anyway. But business being business, the money wouldn't be at the tracks in the form, of tires and subidies if financial success weren't there. Of course both companies could succeed and prosper without racing. The family machine still needs raw rubber now and then. , But the main reason the tire giants are "in" is that today's sophisticated racing could not exist without- them. Profits or jiot, racing is growing tremendously in popularity and that is bound to draw attention to tires. An area the rubber companies are helping more and more these'days is sports car racing. Expenses here are so high that-, without financial aid from Goodyear and Firestone, few racing -teams would be left in competition'.' r "In fact," an expert friend of ours says, "the last three seasons Firestone and Goodyear have moved into sports car rac- and driving at speeds under practically every condition conceivable; * * * In the relatively friendly but deadly battle between Firestone and Goodyear, racing people generally agree that Firestone has the edge in development work, while Goedyear men are more willing to spend money SPINOFFSl Despite the fact U. S. auto makers may be in for an off year in sales, car try are steadily climbing. By 1970, the U. S. Census Bureau estimates, there will be 107 million cars under registration. That's about ene car for every 2.1 persons ... Got an item or a suggestion for this column? Send it along ol "Wheeling It," care of this newspaper. By DANIEL GREGORY PARIS (AP) - Ttie number ' illegal abortions in France is estimated to equal the number v . , ' " t ', -',,i.fi*. S.' ,*S.-T?';>WV?IWJ'"W«:«>V< »* „ -™ , TOUGH ON TIRES—A Cobra (left) and a Corvette, in full four-wheel drifts take a 90-degree turn at WlttdBS Glen, N.Y. Road racing has become of special interest to the tire eiants because of its mushrooming popularity. Students: Corporate America Wants You By PHILIP R. WERDELL Newspaper Enterprise Ann. NEW YORK - (NBA) — Make no corporate mistake . America about it, wants ,,, B with a zet which almos exceeds their long - standing activities in the. championship car and late-model stackers fields." ' Why .their belated rush into sports car racing? Money, naturally. "Money attracts money;" our friend says. "Sports car-rat ing, via the United States Road Racing Championship and Can-Am series, suddenly is big. time with big prestige and big money. However, in a kind of reverse publcity policy, the two companies do not really go way out to---ballyhoo- their expenditures in racing. They tend to let the results'speak for themselves. The only clues to their respec^ live involvements are the wide- squat,, high - adhesive tires which' continually keep appearing on the faster cars, and the number of Firestone and Goodyear jackets in the pits which seem to increase in number from race to race. A few in racing claim that tire company money and policy in dispensing it sets up inequities. The policy, it seems, is that the driver who is deemed a "potential winner" is the one signed to a fat contract. With more money in his pit, he can ride better equipment and has an endless supply of parts and tires. 'It's a case of the rich getting richer," one driver told us. "To be a 'potential winner' in the first place, chances are you m larger smalj , ullclo have enough money behind you U, e interviewing season." already to attract a tire com- _•-.-.. . . parry's or a car manufacturer's attention. and needs top college graduates more than ever before. Just take a look at increased starting salary offers and at a dialogue sponsored -by Motorola Inc., Moderator magazine and student newspaper editors to change the negative attitudes students have toward business. Dr,. Frank Endicott, director of placement at Northwestern University, evaluates starting salary offers in his 21st annual report, "Trends in Employment of College and University Graduates in Business and Industry.' The survey contains the responses of 200 well-known corporations which regularly make visits to the campus talent pool. Responding corporations represent 24 states and every major region in the country. A- major -finding of the Endicott report is that starting salaries for college men at the bachelors' level will again increase. The predicted average for 1967 indicates that engineers will- be offered about $712 per month; accountants about $812; men in sales $583; men with training in business administration, $572 per month; and liberal arts graduates $565 per month. While these starting salaries are only preseason estimates, Endicott notes, "The sharp increase in demand for men in such fields as engineering, sales accounting and business administration will undoubtedly result larger salary offers during MOTOHOIA INC. Ur.ThomBsH. Feho univeinly ol Southern California 1i«Wait28lhSlreel.ADt.1 Lei Angeles. Celilomie 9G007 , .t irious discussion bilwtin cirwrt and enreoralipru ly concerned about recent studies which irtdie»1« Ihst an •tarminfl ptreenlage or iM interest in pursuing careers in bulinis*. Many 01 Iheie student* sho* mill r« c „. ..» b,,.in«* t« es them cold Lacks action. Thar 11'e botino. unimjfllnitiva-, siully end I?.. !£5 nuf.™ It, they don't "ant ro ba lest in the eoifiotsti eroafl end tnal men Is l'»'e chenc. I '.,i!,Si™ i ™ tor a vouna man in busiress Sows question uhetner ousirtaee after! rnt opportunity to^he personal satisfaction thai comes from humanitarian BBrviCa. thllr ana*er: Join ft* Place Corps or VISfA; leach; or enter s service profession. Ifv u tie molested to-aid legshinc medicine, oovemment or law. t aay to it it •eaerly. Tlity «r» valuable careers lor which we in business have greet raipacl and admiration. Many o! our rnoel, lbl« buiintll leaders he-.-e prolessional bscXarounds and our tyeryaty operations Bnnp ul Inle cleit 'anlscl win men oulsidto! industry. ir b.e. l. you IWnk B aniil n udenls r'ff^^s^^X!^"^^^>^ ; ^» -c S d I-." r n™ ?n"S sc'e"ce, .Sl'onlc. «.n.pO,lal»n ., |,,1 .So.l an, n.ld you can i ^^^S^S^rA'SSSKK^KS». i^=^^«3S™H3S.H?.;? cider, I'd like ID find out. Frankly, we dSn't unders d oith diner v.ell enouct. •-.. we -Jon't eomriiunieili enoujh. And, a sp«ciiic toutw lo Ify 10 r»»oiv« ihii. ^,sr,J.'Safir:.'S"r^fe«KK^^ Ihi"ii'"»e chi»,ed. vvn, ya^ l,,l the,, are mole .ICil.nJ opporlumliaa «;„•.-,»,„. II n.ilher 01 ul pull our punches, I IhiriK v\e have a lot to E«'n. Iniaraited' I upe so. s«nd m. your IhoujU. rijarilinn buslnaae as «e« a, a« Indication Hill y«» 3i loin in a diiciisa.on. I v.ill pi your comments and mil* In tubinwm iiinil ol thii paper. Vie cant do Ihls loo loon. Tomorrow's pioblems and cppoitunilieu -wnt wait France: Birth Control vs. Abortion 1 live births. Advocates of leg .lation now pending believe hey can change this record, nd help prevent the death of erhaps 850 women every year. They are trying to get Parlia- nent to repeal a 1920 law which orbids publicizing contraccp- ve methods and devices. This as enacted to boost population fter World War I. The repeal measure is on Die ew National Assembly's agcn- a, with significant Gaullist lacking. Its promoter, Gaullist leputy Lucien Neuwirth of St. Jtienne, is openly confident the ill will win approval within a ew weeks. This is a legislative offshoot of birUi control campaign start- d in 1956 by gynecologist, Dr. Marie-Andree Lagroua Wcill- lalle. She was one ot the fouu- lers of the Mouvement Fran- cats Pour le Planning Familial — MTPF — and was largely nspired by the effort of Mar- [aret Sanger whom she met in he United States in 1947. To overcome restrictions of he 1920 law the MFPF operates on a private membership'basis. "Members-hip cost is nominal and each year public participa- ion has increased, although less han 10 per cent of our members are from the working class," we have more than 200,000 memberg with 177 centers said Dr. Weill-Halle. "Today, toougiiout France. Four, centers serve about 35,000 members in Paris." The centers' personnel only advise members on contraceptive methods and devices. Prescribing of pills or devices is done by the members' doctors. "Introduction of the pill in France has gone a long way toward changing the public's traditional conservative attitude n birth control," Dr. Weill- Halle observes. "Medically speaking, there is ro and con, but for most wom- n in France .it is a question Of sychology and evolution." The MFPF's legal adviser is a all, dynamic Frenchwoman, tnne-Marie Dourlen-Rollier, a awyer, who with Dr. Weill- lalle started the organization. In addition to her legal prac- ice — she specializes in divorces — she has published two looks on abortions in France. Last year she- organized a ound-table conference on abor- ions, the first time the subject j was given official and professional recognition in France. •It is impossible to assess iute toward preserving public accurately the number of illegal health. Dourlcn-Rollier says the abortions that occur, but from diaphram cannot be said lo per•• J •-•• form any function beyond preventing conception, and as such its manufacture and sale are forbidden. "However, for years women hnvc obtain prescriptions for diaphragms that have been sold studies made by myself and by the National lilstilutc of Demographic Studies, the estimate ranges from 350,000 to a million a year," she says. "We go by an average of about 850,000, or roughly the equivalent of (tic rouging me t-vjiuvaifm ui nit rjiapnragms mm imvu uccn .-ium annual birth rale in France, |(,, diem from sources in Eng- Essentially, the 1920 law. forbids only the publicizing of contraceptive methods and devices land and the United Slulcs," she adds. "Sinue no legal ncllous have .llUUa UUU Ut> IV.UO tjinw iiv «*-o -• - not their manufacture and!resulted so far. ii is evident that sale so long as they can conlrib- Ipast and present governments have given tacit sanction to this situation." 'The prime objective of the campaign and the Neuwirth bill is not to curb population growlh in France per se, but in ttie words of Dourlen-Rollier, "to encourage planning by indivlil- jual families to conform to their economic capacities and elinii- mite recourse lo illegal abor- jlion. It Is hoped, thereby, to re- iducc individual hatship at(d 'tragedy." France is predominantly Catholic country. The Endicott study concludes with the following observations . there may be some poor guy 'with all the ability in the world, but he gets passed over, because he can't afford to stay competitive." Still, it is known that many companies in the huge automotive industry have doled out money to the "have-not" drivers here and.there in the In- n the over-all recruitment pic- ,ure for 1967: An unprecedented ncrease is expected in hirings rom. 1967 graduating classes. Companies responding to the study plan to employ 104 per :ent more engineers with bach- cllt lllUic cUfiHrcs*«a n««» ICMWH — , • . , elors'degrees and 108 per cent man, about ^coming stereo'- masters' degrees typed. To us, the distinguishing hired from 1966 mark of fte business man is more ilian QUICK QUIZ " Cfc-Did Charles Darwin originate/the theory of evolution? A—Evolution was a familiar concept to ancient philosophers before the beginning of the Christian era, but Darwin was the first reputable naturalist to work- out and publish a complete, complex account of the ^.» how long did the Mormons practice polygamy in the United States? A-Until 1887, when Congress passed laws forbidding plural marriages. Q—How long have Capitol Hill pages been part of the political scene? A-For 150 years. The first Senate page was appointed by Henry Clay and Daniel Webster. His name was Grafton D. Hanson, and he was only nine years old. , classes. The report also notes a sharp rise in demand for college graduates in other fields which will insure that the year iVlllvll Will IIUIUC Vilyv *»*• J* 1 ™* n«J" *»»»•] •...• ••»,, .ahead will be one of extremely i found everywhere. Look around competitive corporate recruit-1 you. At the moment, you are ing; ' concerned with what happens in a corporation. Many of us are theory. Q—For vin examines important questions raised about business by leading students. The diaiobue, begun last October, will continue through the current academic year and longer if pertinent issues remain undiscussed. "There are no standards for us to judge the effectiveness of the program, but the response and our intuition suggest tiiat it has at least generated interest and discussion .of the issues. The fact that we plan to continue the dialogue shows our [feeling about it," says Galin. Motorola's unique advertising but in a different fashion. "Ask yourself this question: Do I want to be employed by an organization that devotes Its energies to identifying problems or one which is concerned with solving problems? As a rule, the responsibility of solvini problems falls to business anc industry. "Government needs young creative minds. But business needs Hiem, too. And I'm convinced that the really importan breakthrough, the practical and place within the corporate walls Business will supply the know Motorola's unique aavemsmg Business will supply tne Know campaign has generated frankl et ige, technology and personne „_J nnnAtwinfinrr sitiacttnnc ahnitf . ~~t tu*. r*.,Ant CnAi^ftr tinilsi and penetrating questions about business from student leaders and equally frank and penetrating replies from Galvin. For some examples: STUDENT — "We're concerned about the organization with where, sameness." GALVIN - "There's no denying the existence of organization men, but they are to be One of the most exciting new programs in corporate recruiting isn't competitive at all. It's a "Bring - the - Students Back - to - Business" campaign. Concerned that many students are rejecting business careers and are critical of its role in society, Robert W. Galvin, chairman of Motorola, has begun a dialogue carried on through Moderator magazine and 29 college newspapers throughout the country. Galvin believes that the negative attitude toward business is based on a misunderstanding reinforced by lack of communication between the two parties, The dialogue campaign was created by James Barret and Associates, Chicago. Here Gal o get the Great Society build ng job done." Remember Pay Your Paper Boy KNAPP SHOE Counselor In BlytheriHt Every Month MALCOLM JOHNSTON 11M Laurant ED 3-1876 Caruthersvillf, Mo. HERMON JONES BUSINESS HEN'S ASSURANCE CO. 1420 Union AT*. PbrjOB 274-4400 Memphli 4, Cenneiiec Call fat rrn Consultation. Insurance for EittU PUnnlnf KeJ Mm Partnership nd Cor- porntlon Group Pension Retirement and Bospltillzation. Mr Lonnie Mitchusson plays Tigerino—wins $50 at Washington St. Esso, Forrest City „ . concerned about what can hap!>en to the computer - crded itudents at our overcrowded colleges and universities. "No company wants a staff composed of smiling, nodding men with gray • flannel faces. But every corporation knows that in any group hired there will be some who will be looking for security and safety as well as those who will want action and challenges." STUDENT — "Perhaps the question of (tie day is, 'Who will build the Great Society, business or government?' " GALVIN — "Business offers challenging work and the opportunity to make a contribution to society. 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