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CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY State Colleges Grow Up, Have 66,000 Students By CASPAR W. WEINBERGER California's rapidly expanding state college system may experience its most drastic reorganization — ior its first organization, as critics claim» — at this session of the legislature. Few realize that our ten state colleges, plus two special centers, with nearly 66,000 students, and a budget considerably in excess of $55,000,000 and half that much again for building programs, are under the virtual direction of one young man, an associate state superintendent of public instruction, named Dr. J. Burton Vasche. of comparatively little academic attainment, and, it must be stated, no real claim to distinction in administration. This strange situation has come about largely because of the unprecedented and rapid growth of what used to be a few, small specialized teacher training "normal schools". Just ten years ago, there were less than 20,000 students in all of the state colleges and a budget of about $8,000.000 was ample for their needs. These institutions were part of the administrative responsibilities ot the state board of education, and the state superintendent of instruction. They still are, but running all the state colleges is but a part of the state board and department's many duties. They are supposed to regulate and control the whole public school system, assist and direct schoolhouse construction, curriculum, t e x t- book selection, and a myriad of other tasks, including the operation of the State Library. The state colleges are now larger in most categories than the University of California. M a n y have remarked that the University has long had its own Board of Regents and its own administrative staff, plus very substantial independent powers. Separate Board Last week a bill that may well become a landmark in the history of the state colleges cleared one of its most important hurdles. Assemblyman Harold Sedgwick's proposal, that a separate state college board be created to handle this vast higher educational system, was approved by the Assembly Education Committee. The proposal is not a new one, but always before, state education department opposition was sufficient to kill it. This time the same opposition was presented — few state agencies are willing to see any of their powers curtailed — | but Sedgwick's bill had powerful and somewhat unexpected support. Many teachers and officers of the state colleges favor this bill, and they appeared this year. Also speaking in favor of the bill was the Vice President of the University of California. As representa live of the only other educational institution of comparable size, he was able to speak eloquently of the advantages to the colleges of being run by their own board, rather than as one of several bureaus within the state education department. Nine Member Board If the Sedgwick bill is enacted, it is likely that each state college would have competent professional help in achieving overall coordination and in securing greater uniformity in teacher training and studying admission standards. The bill proposes a nine member board, eight appointed by the Governor, with State Superintendent Roy Simpson, serving ex- officio. He is also an ex-officio Regent of the University of California. Another of the major tasks of the new board, if the Sedgwick bill passes, will be to establish effective liaison between the junior colleges and the University to prevent overlap or duplication, j The latter is always a danger iwhen higher educational plants are expanded at the rate required in recent years. Four More Colleges Originally devoted .primarily to teacher training, the state colleges are now supplying about 56 per cent of California teacher applicants. The colleges also are offering full-scale four-year programs and a large part of their increas- i ing student populations is not planning to teach. Last year the legislature authorized a residence hall construction program, and, as soon as our revenues permit, there will be at least four new colleges added to the existing ten. In short, the state colleges have grown up with astonishing rapidity. Almost before we knew it, California has added ten new four-year colleges with enormous enrollments and physical plants. It is no criticism of the state board of education or of the state department, to say that a college system of this magnitude urgently requires its own board of regents, and a higher and more independent status than that of a bureau in an already over-burdened department. * TELEVISION IN REVIEW * * By William Ewald NEW YORK <UPD—There are two kinds of nothings — big nothings and little nothings. The big nothing is offensive and the little nothing is inoffensive. Wednesday night's CBS-TV U.S. Steel Hour offering, "The Square Egghead," was an inoffensive little nothing. Louis Pelletier's story about a group of businessmen who are shipped off to college one summer to complete their education certainly was a useful take-off point for a comedy. But Pelletier's exercise was almost painfully formula-strapped. Tom Ewell, in a typical Tom Ewell role — the slightly per- Captain Of Liner Beached For Negligence NEW YORK (UPI) — The captain of the liner Constitution was beached today on charges by the Coast Guard that he was negligent by going too fast in fog when his ship rammed the Norwegian freighter Jalanta. Capt. James W. La Belle will be given a hearing on the charges March 25 to determine whether his shipmaster's license should be suspended or revoked. The charges stemmed from a Coast Guard hearing into the collision. Capt. La Belle said at the hearing he was going 12 to 16 knots with visibility limited by fog when he struck the Jalanta shearing off 100 feet of the freighter's bow. No one was hurt in the collision, which occurred outside New York Harbor. American Export Lines said the 49-year-old skipper will remain ashore until the charges are disposed of. The Constitution sails Friday for the Mediterranean with Capt. Hugh L. Switzer on the bridge. Missionary Not Hurt In Crash UMIAT, Alaska (UPI I— A flying Presbyterian missionary and his Eskimo missionary and,. Eskimo passenger were brought to safety Tuesday after spending more than 24 hours in the Arctic wilderness when their light plane crashed. The Rev. John Chambers, 29, of the Presbyterian mission at Barrow, and Jesse Ahgak of the Eskimo village of Anaktuvuk were flown to Umiat by bush pilots Arlen Colclasure and Jack Wilson Neither Chambers nor Ahgak suffered any ill effects from their stay in the wilds. 'Want New Furniture? Sell Your Old Furniture Thru Facts Classified Ads plexed wolf — fell in love with June Lockhart who was enmeshed in a typical June Lockhart part, the prim schoolteacher, primed for love. Then like a neat little row of ducks, all of the stereotypes came trotting out. There was the sexy blonde stripteaser, a friend of Ewell's, who made Miss Lockhart jealous; there was the young meanie bucking for the job Ewell wanted; and there was, of course, the wispy semi-comic professor of philosophy, i In the movies, the professor is the one who jitterbugs in the last scene when all the bright young students save the college from going under by putting on 4 swinging musical show when all the time, the stiff old dean thought they were going to do Antigone'. I There was even, heaven help] us, the scene in the college library where the loving pair start yelling at each other while the librarian shushes madly. [ Brainpainted by bosh like this, 1 sometimes suspect that no one in TV has ever really salaried into the academic jungle. The groves of academe are almost always presented as gentle, mellow and slightly sleepy, peopled by innocents tuned in to life by remote control. As a matter of fact, the academic life has always struck me as a pretty fierce go, a rough and tumble campaign, a kind of Madison Avenue with books. No matter. It was an hour poured out of a mold, but it was not painful, merely depressing. Ewell and Miss Lockhart labored skillfully under the circumstances and Roxanne Arlen as the strip- teaser wiggled to fair effect. The Channel Swim: Ted Mack's amateur hour is shaping up as the summer replacement for CBS- TV's Person To Person. Art Linkletter's son, Jack, looks like the [emcee for an upcoming CBS-TV summer show. On The Go. John Marquand has written a script, "Courtesy of the Port," for NBC-TV's planned fall series. The Ten Commandments. Thomas Costain has written a script for the series, too. Two Japanese , performers, Mic'ni Kobi and [James Shigeta, will star in "An Almost Perfect Plan," the April 2 show of NBC-TV's new music [theatre scries. Audrey Meadows will sit in for Ed Murrow on CBS-TV's Person To Person March 27 — Murrow will be on a news assignment in England. NBC-TV will unveil a one hour series, Jeopardy, next fall — A filmed adventure drama that will be shot entirely on location. Janet Blair and John Raitt will take over the NBC-TV Dinah Shore spot on June 7 for 17 shows —Dorothy Kirsten and Edie .Adams also will be featured on [some of the summer series. NBC- TV's Today is planning a remote ,from Titusville, Pa., to commemorate the oil strike in that town 100 years ago. LN DEMAND — Mrs. A. F. Marks, member of the Red Cross Production Unit, is one of many who de­ vote'time and effort to meeting a constant demand. The Production Unit, a great help to the Redlands Red Cross Program, fulfills a need arising from many sources in the community. Production Unr. Valuable Part Of Red Cross Work The Red Cross Production Unit is a valuable adjunct to the Red Cross program in Redlands. Every Tuesday morning, September through June, the Produc tion Unit meets at the Red Cross Chapter House to meet requests submitted to th echaptcr by mill tary hospitals. First Aid classes] and requests arising from home care of the sick. During recent months the Production Unit has completed paja- •< OL mas for children, rolled triangu- jlar bandages, blankets for chil- drens cribs, hot water bottle covers, ice collar covers and layettes for home service cases. Items furnished to military hospitals are requested by military nurses and are not available through government channels. Mrs. Bertha Clift is chairman of the Redlands Production Unit and working with Mrs. Clift arc Mrs. Edna Bierma, Mrs. Roy Buchoz, Mrs. Florence Bilter, Mrs. Alice M. Davidson, Mrs. L. R. Donavin, Mrs. Madge Ford, Mrs. George F. Hammctt. Mrs. Amy Heumos: Mrs. Walter Kuhn, Mrs. A. F. Marks, Mrs. F. C. Mueller, Mrs. Mariam Riegel, Mrs. Vera Ward, Mrs. Frank Wceger. I Redlands Daily Facts Thursday, Mar. 12, 1959 - 9 Plenty Of Employment Statistics By ELMER C. WALZER UPI Financial Editor NEW YORK (UPIi—There appears to be no lack of high cm ployment among the compilers ol the statistics on employment. The current Federal Reserve Bank of New York monthly review describes the government methods of measuring employment. It notes there are two major sets of labor market data—U.S Census Bureau, and Bureau, of Labor Statistics. Each does it differently and comes un with different figures— "confiding information," the Fed eral Reserve bank calls it. In a footnote it reveals that be- innin:; in July there'll be only ode agency collecting labor data —and lint will he BLS. There was no mention of some possible unemployment in the census bureau resulting from the switch. Doesn't Conform In addition to these two, the Department of Agriculture has its own figures on farm employment, and its figures do not conform with the ones prepared by the] Census Bureau. A source of unemployment data is the Bureau of Employment Se­ curity which has a figure on thosej drawing unemployment insurance. Once a year, data from a variety of sources give something of a complete count on employment and these data are used to correct previously published figures. Sometimes revisions are large, says the Federal Reserve Bank. Here is the method in use at present by the Census Bureau: Once each month the bureau's enumerators interview 35,000 households in 330 sample areas of the country. Statistical techniques make it possible to calculate math cmatically the margin of error involved in estimating national totals. There is no way to correct for phony answers from the persons interviewed. The bank says the margin of error overall is small—not more than 100,000 which it says is small considering the size of the unemployment total. Three categories are measured- employed, unemployed, and "not in the labor force." The last includes those not at work and those not seeking work—housewives, students and retired people. Different Method The bureau of labor statistics uses an entirely different method. It gets mail reports on payrolls from about 180,000 cooperating business establishments. Nonfarm employment in the BLS system excludes self-employed, domestic servants, and unpaid family workers—all included in the census bureau figures. Persons on unpaid absences from work and hence not on the payroll would not appear. But if a person is on two payrolls, he's counted twice. In the BLS method, coverage is most complete for government, railroad and manufacturing employment, and least so for trades and services. The bank concludes that even using the more optimistic of the two liguris, unemployment still is high for a period in which production is on the verge of, or even at, an all-time peak. STEAL JEWELER'S CASE MEMPHIS, Tenn. 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