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A new regional ASTD training con-ference will be held in San Francisco at the Flotel Mark Hopkins, Friday and Saturday, October 19 and 20, when the California Training Directors' Associ-ation, representing Northern California, play host to directors of training from up and down the Pacific Coast. Details of the program are to be announced.
WE WENT THROUGH two cycles
of training in the field of business and industry during World Wars I and II and are now in a third cycle. To meet the needs of war production it was necessary to increase output, expand plants, establish new ones, develop new techniques and expand research.
IT IS GRATIFYING to receive unsolicited letters Irani individual members and chapter representatives offering help and messages of congratulations, sympa-thy, criticism, suggestion, and question relative to organizational and operational policies and procedures.
sucli letters have already come to the new executive officers.
1 lerman is a charter member of ASTD and has served 011 the executive board in various capacities since its creation in 1945.
I te was chosen as president for one vear to fill out the unexpired term of oflice when F. S. "Doc" Laffer's resio nation became effective last June.
Dr. Frank P. Graham, head of the Defense Manpower Administration in the Labor Department, intimated yester-day that the Government will oppose any proposal from business calling for the abolition of premium pay for over-time. Fie spoke before concluding ses-sions of the Eastern States Conference of the National Association of Training Directors in the Plaza Plotel.
EU r. GEN. Robert W. Harper, commanding general, Air Training Com-mand which is now engaged in the greatest known military training pro-gram in the world, told 300 members of the National Security Industrial Associ-ation at their Detroit conference on training held May 18 and 19 that "start-ing from scratch in World War II, fac-tory training in the later stages of that conflict attained magnificent heights." Tremendous progress was made," Gen. Harper said, "but it required time.
JL ENNSYLVANIA HAS MANY TYPES and numbers of industries, and in case of complete mobilization, these industries will be called upon to furnish a great portion of the material required by the armed forces and their related in-dustries. In order to accomplish this great task with the utmost efficiency, trained personnel will be required at many levels.
On this, my first occasion to address you as your president, I feel somewhat like an eldest son on whom suddenly and unexpectedly have fallen the duties and responsibilities of the head of the family. It is a sober-ing feeling, and one that mixes humility with pride, and inadequacy with obligation.
BAUSCH AND LOMB ordinarily covers a wide range in its training pro-grams, but at present job training is taking more and more time. Programs used during World War II are again being considered with some modifica-tions.
Condensation of Address by John J. Lee, Dean, Graduate School, Wayne University at Michigan Training Council Annual Convention, Hotel Statler, Detroit, April 24,1951 Instead of reciting our current prob-lems and reciting the dangers which
surround us under the obsessions of fear that seem to prevail I should like to emphasize instead the strength of Amer-ica, the security that can be ours and how we can achieve it.
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