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The Operation of Centralized Purchasing for the State-Supported Institutions of the State of Texas and Selected States

Description: The investigator made a study of the history, philosophy, method, and operation of centralized purchasing as it now exists for the state-supported institutions in the State of Texas and other selected states (New Hampshire, Montana, Michigan, Nebraska, and Minnesota).
Date: June 1950
Creator: Duckworth, Earl Mead

Characterization of the Schoolteacher in Nineteenth Century American Fiction

Description: This study is limited largely to teachers in the public or common schools, although a few academy and female seminary teachers and at least one governess are included. It is not a definitive study, but a sufficient number of writings have been examined to make a fair sampling of the range of the nineteenth century American fiction.
Date: August 1954
Creator: Duncan, Mozelle

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

The Effects of a Democratic Program on the First-Grade Children, Houston School, Mineral Wells, Texas

Description: The problem in this study is two-fold: (1) to determine the effects of a democratic curriculum upon the educational growth of first-grade children; and (2) to show that, through living the democratic life, the first-grade children developed behavior patterns that fitted them to live more wholesome lives.
Date: 1950
Creator: Dyer, Laura Lilly

An Evaluation of Outdoor Advertising Art from 1920 to 1950

Description: For several years the author has viewed with interest the various kinds of outdoor signs. College courses in advertising art and advertising procedure, as well as practical experience in the advertising field, have increased his interest in this fascinating business and prodded him on to further investigation. With the desire to extend his knowledge of outdoor advertising and to pass on the body of his research to others who find it useful, the author has undertaken this study.
Date: 1951
Creator: Dyer, Rex

Harmony in the Symphonies of Ralph Vaughan Williams

Description: The harmony of Vaughan Williams defies classification in terms of traditional harmony alone, making use as it does at times, of structures of superposed fourths, so-called "added-note" chords, and random sonorities, as will appear. Therefore, the chords will be placed into two principal categories of usage, traditional and non-traditional.
Date: January 1958
Creator: Edmonds, Billy Joe

Growth Based on Corporate Profits for Selected Periods, 1925-1954

Description: This study is one of five such studies dealing with the general subject of growth which have been undertaken recently in the School of Business of North Texas State College. This study is the third in the series and is concerned, as were the previous studies, with the general subject of growth. However, this third study is concerned with the compound annual rates of growth, during definite economic epochs, of net profit after taxes for more than 150 prominent corporations. The problem involved in this study is threefold: (1) to determine what constitutes growth, (2) to determine which corporations are growing, and (3) to determine as nearly as possible the growth characteristics of the corporations employed.
Date: 1956
Creator: Eldridge, Thomas Edwin

A Physical Education Program for the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade Boys in the Elementary School of Jacksboro, Texas

Description: The problem is to prepare and administer a physical education program for the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade boys in the elementary school of Jacksboro, Texas. The need for this study developed after the investigator had studied the few activities in which the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade boys in the elementary school of Jacksboro, Texas, were participating. It is the aim of the investigator to construct a physical education program that will give more boys an opportunity to participate in desirable activities.
Date: August 1950
Creator: Elenburg, Howard Melton

A Follow-up Study of the Semi-professional Engineering Graduates of Arlington State College

Description: The purposes of this study are to evaluate the effectiveness of the training program at Arlington State College; to evaluate the curricula of the Semi-Professional Engineering Program at Arlington State College; and if needed, suggest improvements in the Semi-Professional Engineering curriculum at Arlington State College.
Date: 1957
Creator: Eller, Charles Manning

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.

Seasonal Market Trends for Feeder and Stocker and for Slaughter Steers for the Years 1940 through 1948

Description: Standing on the threshold of a new decade, Texas agriculture is faced with three major problems. The first of these problems is the imperative need for a sound soil and water conservation program. Texas has been struggling with this problem for fifty years and has made some progress toward its solution. During the war, however, it was an all-out production of food regardless of cost, either in terms of dollars or resources. As a result, the conservation problem is more acute today than ever before. The second problem is that farm production is out of balance. Lucrative prices for oil and grain crops, plus the increasing shortage of farm labor, turned thousands of farmers from the more stable diversified farm program which had been built up during the '30s. Now, they are again faced with quotas and acreage allotments. This calls for necessarily early and probably extensive readjustment of the entire agricultural production program. The third major change in the agricultural picture is the rapid industrialization of Texas during and since the war. This increase in urban population in this state means an increased market right at the farmer's door for more livestock, dairy, poultry, fruit, and vegetable production. Fortunately, the solution of these three problems is found in one answer. Pasture grass, forage crops, and legumes provide the best means of soil and water conservation and soil building. Inclusion of these crops in a diversified and balanced cropping program will solve the problem of marketing quotas and acreage allotments. Marketing through livestock will provide the abundance of these foods which is needed to meet the growing demands of Texas markets.
Date: June 1950
Creator: Embry, J.C.

A Study of Industrial Arts Programs of the Teacher Training Institutions of Oklahoma to Determine if the Teachers of Industrial Arts in the High Schools of Oklahoma are Receiving Adequate Training

Description: The purpose of this study is to determine to what extent the high school teachers of industrial arts in the State of Oklahoma are being used and trained to meet the apparent needs and trends in the field of industrial arts; and to make the results available in a helpful way to all persons interested in working in the field, or in preparing for, or preparing others for service in the field.
Date: 1950
Creator: Enderby, David R.

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.