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A Study of the Leisure Time Activities of the Boys of Big Spring High School During the School Year 1948-1949 and the Summer of 1949 with Recommendations for the Future Development of the High School Physical Education and the City Recreation Program

Description: The purposes of this study were: (1) to determine by grade groups how the boys of Big Spring High School spend their leisure time, (2) to gain information for use in broadening the instruction in physical education and recreation, (3) to have information for possible recommendations for the physical education department and city recreation program.
Date: 1950
Creator: Bonner, Ross Wayne

A Study of the Reading-Readiness Program in the Elementary Schools of Collin County to Determine the Extent to Which it is Planned to Meet Present Educational Theory

Description: The purpose of this study is to make an investigation of the reading readiness program of the elementary schools in Collin County, Texas, to determine whether the program is planned in accord with modern theories of education, or administered in the traditional manner of considering the subject.
Date: 1950
Creator: Bothwell, Tommie Jean Dobie

A Study of the Craftsmen of Ancient and Medieval Civilizations to Show the Influence of their Training on our Present Day Method of Trade Education

Description: The problem is a study of the craftsmen of ancient and medieval civilizations to show the influence of their training on our present day method of trade education. The problem is limited to a study of ancient and medieval craftsmen and their methods of vocational training as they existed from the dawn of recorded history until the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. The study ends at this point because it is here the apprenticeship system began its decline.
Date: 1950
Creator: Rowlett, John

A Grassland Evaluation of Eastland County, Texas

Description: This investigation has had for its purpose the determination of first, all members of the Gramineae (Grass) family found in the county; second, the incidence of each species with the various types of soil; third, the grazing value of each species; fourth, the life span of the parent plants; fifth, the present grassland status; and sixth, the potentialities of developing desirable grassland.
Date: 1951
Creator: Durham, Norman Nevill

"Positive" and "Negative" Characters in Joseph Conrad's Fiction

Description: This thesis is an attempt to understand Joseph Conrad's own concept of the "moral law"; what is meant by the terms "positive" and "negative," often used to describe the forces so obviously influencing his characters; and the characters, the action, and the endings as proofs of Conrad's belief in such a law and such forces.
Date: 1951
Creator: Golson, Julian A.

A Study of the Development and Use of Plastics in Industry with Proposals for the Adaptation of Plastics as a Phase of Industrial Arts

Description: The purpose of this study is twofold. First, it is to present evidence of the ever-increasing development and use of plastics by industry. A second purpose after presentation of evidence, is to propose that industrial arts must adapt work with plastics as a phase of its program in order to meet present-day needs of the growing generation.
Date: 1951
Creator: James, A. S., Jr.

The Relationship Between Specific Reading Skills and Selected Areas of Sixth-Grade Achievement in Central School, Garland, Texas

Description: The problem of this study is to determine whether or not superior reading ability in a given reading skill is significantly related to successful achievement in each of the three areas of arithmetic, social studies, and science, and to determine whether or not the different reading skills are related to areas of achievement in different ways.
Date: 1951
Creator: Keeley, Annie

The Antibiotic Properties of the Oleoresins of Twenty-Five Common Garden Vegetables

Description: The purpose of this problem is to determine the presence and extent of antibiotic materials as found in the oleoresins of a selected group of garden vegetables. The problem has consisted of, first, the collection and preparation of specimens of twenty-five commonly used garden vegetables; second, the extraction of the oleoresins from these; third, the determination of the inhibitory and other effects of these oleoresins against several strains of selected gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria; and fourth, the evaluation of the potentialities of these oleoresins with regard to their future use as medicinal prophylactics and therapeutics.
Date: 1951
Creator: Ennis, Arthur F.

A Proposed Plan for a More Functional Method of Reporting to Parents in the Fourth Grades of Henrietta, Texas

Description: The problem of this study is to make a critical investigation and a thorough analysis of different methods that have been used to report pupil progress in the elementary school of Henrietta, Texas, and other elementary schools. Also, some significant changes underlying the concepts of educational achievements are to be shown and basic principles presented to develop a desirable method and procedure in establishing a more effective and functional marking and reporting program for the fourth grades in Henrietta, Texas.
Date: 1951
Creator: King, Rachel Speer

A Comparative Sociometric Ethnological Study

Description: The purpose of this study is to compare sociometric data obtained from Negro and white pupils in fourth, fifth, and sixth grade public school classrooms in Fort Worth, Texas. An attempt will be made to determine, as nearly as possible with the methods available and other limitations of this study, to what degree socialization is affected by racial factors in groups which are comparable in terms of socio-economic status.
Date: 1951
Creator: McElroy, A. L., Jr.

A Comparative Study of the Needs and Interests of the Students as Related to the Industrial Arts Curriculum of Highland Park Junior High School and Boude Storey Junior High School, Dallas, Texas

Description: The study sought answers to the following questions and aspects of the problem: 1. What are the interests of the students attending Highland Park and Boude Storey Junior High Schools who take industrial arts? 2. Do the present industrial arts programs of both schools encourage the development of hobbies for leisure-time activities? 3. Do the present programs provide a foundation for further vocational preparation? 4. Do the projects included in the present industrial arts curriculum encourage the students to take more industrial arts courses? 5. Are the hobbies pursued by the boys who attend Boude Storey similar to those who attend Highland Park 6. Do the students from Boude Story and Highland Park have comparable facilities for ship work at home? 7. Are the interests of the students who attend the two schools similar? 8. Is the home background of the students of the two schools similar in respect to the parents' occupations, incomes, and interests? 9. What are the occupations, as evidenced by the study, for which the students express a preference? 10. Should the projects used in the industrial arts instructional program of the two schools be similar or different? 11. Does the home background of the students have any relationship to the needs and interests of the students?
Date: 1952
Creator: Ellis, James C.

Needed Improvements in the Office Management of the Goodyear Retail Stores

Description: It is the purpose of this study to analyze certain basic problems of office operations and personnel administration in the Goodyear Retail Stores, and to make recommendations as to improvements most needed. Specifically, this study is undertaken with the intention of determining to what extent proper planning, more efficient operating procedures, and improved personnel relationships can aid in the success of office management in the Goodyear stores.
Date: 1952
Creator: McDow, J. B.

A Study to determine the Type of Industrial Arts Curriculum Desired and Needed in the Thomas A. Edison School of Dallas, Texas

Description: This study seeks to answer the following questions: 1. In what industrial arts subjects are the students interested? 2. What industrial arts courses do the teachers want in the Thomas A. Edison School curriculum? 3. What industrial arts courses do the parents want offered in the Thomas A. Edison School curriculum? 4. What benefits do the parents and teachers believe will come from an industrial arts program in the Thomas A. Edison School?
Date: 1952
Creator: Kribbs, Eugene E.

Charles Ives and a Stylistic Analysis of his Three Piano Sonatas

Description: This thesis has been written with several goals in mind. The first purpose has been to inform the reader about the life of Charles Ives and the influences he experienced that gave him the impetus to experiment and write music of a nature thirty years ahead of its time, while the rest of the world was basking in the waning light of Romanticism. The second purpose has been to describe in a short space general characteristics that may be found throughout the entire musical output of Ives. The third purpose has been to analyze in greater detail the major portion of his contributions to piano literature, the three piano sonatas, so that the student may better understand the complexities which will face him in performance of these compositions. Perhaps the strongest motivation for the present study has been the hope that it might induce more students to be explorers themselves and become familiar with this music of Ives.
Date: 1955
Creator: Harer, Carolyn Bertha

A Two-Dimensional Model Study of Elastic Waves

Description: In seismic field operations complex problems often arise which cannot be solved mathematically. In recent years investigators in both the commercial and academic fields have begun to approach the problems of elastic wave propagation by the use of seismic scale models. This thesis discusses the results measured from simulated seismic activity on a scale model built by the researcher.
Date: 1955
Creator: Fulton, Thomas K.