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The Sandusky Register from Sandusky, Ohio · Page 18

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Thursday, December 15, 1955
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li THE SANDUSKY REGISTER-STAR-NEWS Sanrtiiskv. O., Thnm,, Dec IX. Ifls; The Bug In Prosperity: Jobless Older Workers By KENNETH O. Gfl.MORF. WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 (NEA)—There's an obnoxious " fly in the ointmrnt of today's prosperity and record employment. The administration freely ac- 7 knowledges it but no election will '.solve it. '•£ Thousands of qualified middle Sige and older workers are out «t ivork— from vice-presidents to Hmechanics to secretaries. ^ The.v find themselves lost in ^« jungle of objections raised b .y .^employers who restrict hiring on f -lhe basis of age. The two most •'•commonly given reasons for the -.discrimination are: '• Poorer productivity and over••II performance. 5 Hiifher pension, insurance and 'workmen's compensation costs. • * » Couple this two-way hind with J the fact that by 1970 the nation .must be prepared to absorb at least 10 million additional workers past 4.5, and it's easy to understand why Labor Department officials are worried, from Scc- -retary James Mitchell on down. As a result, they're givinR lop priority to a project now under •way to shatter employment bar- rier.s for older persons. Under a special $160,000 appropriation. the Department is mak-1 i ing a complete analysis of lhej'72 had lost to any great degree the 71 were the "same," anri performance, productivity, ab- I'lf''" value as worker.';. three were "worse." senteeism accident record and study, like all others, was As results flow in, officials at dependability of older workers. ,made under the most careful con- the Labor Department hope to ditions. Supervisors of the elderly pre.sent convincing evidence workers were asked a variety of sometime ne.Kl .spring that older questions, all aimed at comparing workers are capable of tackling the employes' performance with ijohs and doing them well, their working ability as experi- 1 • • • enced during ages 60 to 0.5. | "Businessmen arc not going to Under "speed of work," for ex- hire older workers for sentiment- ample, it was reported that ofjal reasons," says Larson. "They the 71 older \rorttPrs, 41 of thOT ^fflnt to he shown that, it is good men were the "same," 27 were i business to hire the older work- "slowei" and three were "worse'. c^r. Kvident l,\- the various studiesi 71 between the ages of 65 and ' Under "dependability," fifi men of. nincle up till now have not suf-' •"• ficed fo convince them." Another problem still remains, however, even If (lie first is elim^ inated. It is the claim by employers^ that higher pension and insurance costs mvist ie paid when they hire older workers. This reason is also the easiest way out for per.sonnel officers who turn older persons away. The <|uestion is, how much of a leal obstacle are pension costs'/ I The Labor Department is also probing in this region. A special group of insurance expeils will shortly form an advisory panel to investigate pension roadblocks, it will also attempt to eliminate them. "This is a matter that must be disposed of," says Larson. "Nothing could i)e more paradoxical than the prospect of a beneficent movement designed to help the old, backfiring and actually hurling them by blocking their hiiing opportunities." One solution, he says, might be a super-pooling of plans to carry over pension credits from one plant to another as a worker [changes jobs. Ho admits, how-, ^ever, that theie is no way out for the older worker who has no pension plan and desires to he hired where one is required. On The Air By .lACK O'BRIAN (Distributed By IN.S) : NEW YORK - "Miracle on !;)4'h St." was a happy holida.v 11 rent. Tom Mltcliell made us believe in S. Clflus, and in good entertainment provided by 20th-Fox & (J K. President Eisenhower's Christmas message will be aired on all networks Sunday. Patti Page's Christmas show's gift to sore cars: No commercials latta gal). Sid Caesar's "Three Haircuts" vere the broadest spoof of the rock* roll vocal groups but they actually win Kifh place on Downbeat's poll for 'best vocal groups." Just ahead of the I''ontane Sisters.! June Valli who helped prettify the hit parade a few song.^ ago leturns to TV via Perry Como's hour of relaxation Sat. nite. Lots of shows consider their past Christmas shows classics of sorts, so December Bride will repeat its last-year's giddiness about trucking reft-igerated snow to Los Angeles. Nanette Fabray was pronounced okay to render to CaeSar's hour Monday what belongs to Nanette — the sunniest comic talent on TV. • • • Frank Sinatra adds to his biggest yv .ai of awards Downbeat mag's laurel as top male singer and top pop personality. The lassie Jack Webb will woo in upcoming "Dragnets ' is Marjie Miliar, who was the object of Ray Bolger's similar TV affections over ABC. The top 10 shows in the new Pulse ratings are notable because of the absence of Godfrey & Berle, Mickey Mouse Club still clobbers all the daytimers. Eartha Kitt got her "Omnibus" sfardome In "Salome" next Sun. simply by calling up the producer and asking for the job The Salvation Army was first .set up by General William Booth in England and Introduced into America in 1880, ACTIVITY GOLS TO IlUin WASniNfJTON (L\Si-The Fed- ernl Reserve F}onrd reports that economic activity reached a new high in November accompanied by rising prices and expanded credit. WANT ADS BRING RESULTS Sunbeam Oread STILL GOINC; STRONt; AT 8;> is William .Scharff of Brooklyn, who runs his own parts supply for i\1odel-T Ford owners. But porprietor Srharff would probably find it tough to get a .job somewhere else If he wanted to; qualified older workers find themselves up against a wall of employer restrictions these days. "We just want the facts,' s.iys Under Secretary of Labor Arthur Larson. "It the older worker comes off badly, we won't cover up.' * • • Results are already pouring in. A typical example comes from one study of a manufacturing firm In New England. Here it was found that only 10 men out of Arthur Larson: The Labor Department just wants facts. 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