LABOR RELATIONS RESEARCH SUBJECT
Graduates Lead Strike of Underpaid Workers in Passaic Textile Mills of New Jersey
With young Harvard and Yale alumni playing a prominent part in the turbulent Passaic, N. J., strike, the latest upheaval in the textile industry, the University is opening its annual competition for the chance of subsidized research work in the field of industrial relations.
Professor James Ford '04, secretary of the Wertheim Research Fellowship Committee on Industrial Relations, has announced that applications for that fellowship must be handed in to him at Emerson Hall, Cambridge, before April 15. The award is open to all in the University who wish to enter the competition. The holder of this fellowship will be appointed not earlier than May 15 and will receive $3,600 in ten installments with an additional $750 for research expenses.
Must Have Practical Benefit
The purpose of the Wertheim Fellowship is to enable persons who already have expert knowledge of plans for the betterment of industrial relations to pursue research that may be of general benefit in solving problems in this field. A university degree is not requisite for application; however it is not intended that the Fellowship shall be used to enable students to complete their education.
The Fellowship was founded in 1923 by the gift of $100,000 from the family of the late Jacob Emanuel Wertheim '96 for the support of original research in the field of industrial cooperation. The award will be made by the President and Fellows of Harvard University on the recommendation of the Committee, and the Committee has the right to take the initiative in seeking out candidates.
Any subject within the stated field will be accepted and the holder, who need not be in residence although registered at the University, must report periodically to the Committee concerning the progress of his research. This research must be original, and the data must be secured chiefly at first hand. The Committee will especially welcome plans for the investigation of particular industries or groups of industries, and of specific methods of industrial cooperation. It will also consider plans for systematic surveys of the field as a whole or of an important portion of it.
The present holder, who is William Haber of Madison, Wis., a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, is now working upon "Labor Relations in the Building Industry."