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A Study of McKinney's School System with Reference to the Financial Status, the Educational Plant, the Educational Staff and the Pupils

Description: "The purpose of this study is to determine the present status of the McKinney school system in regard to the financial ability, the school plant, the teaching staff, and the pupils by making a profound comparison with general practices and statndards set up by accepted authorities and offering constructive criticism and recommendations that are needed, as obviously shown by comparison."--leaf 2
Date: August 1937
Creator: Alexander, Arlin Albert

Plots from Greek Tragedy in Twentieth Century Drama

Description: In so far as I have been able to determine, nothing by way of general criticism or comment has previously been written on the subject of Greek plots in twentieth century tragedy, although individual writers have themselves admitted a certain indebtedness to their sources, and comments regarding the specific plays which I have cited, of course, mention a Greek origin. As regards the whole field of contemporary drama, however, I believe that no treaties earlier than this one has discussed the prevalence of Greek plots among twentieth century dramas.
Date: August 1937
Creator: Talley, Eva Joy

Quantitative Chemical Analysis of the Soils of Erath County, Texas

Description: A chemical analysis of representative samples of Windthorst sand, Denton sand, and Denton clay has been made, and this analysis shows that their composition has a strict correlation with respect to their geological origins. The analyses of the different soils have shown the Windthorst sand to be highly deficient in all of the essential elements, whereas the Denton sand is deficient in only one; namely, phosphorus. The analysis of the Denton clay showed it to be highly fertile. From the consideration of the pH and the lime content, it has been determined to some extent what crops will grow in each of the soils.
Date: June 1938
Creator: Barnes, Benjamin F.

Children's Preferences Between Realistic and Fantastic Stories in the First and Second Grades

Description: The purpose of this study was to find the type of stories in which the children in the first and second grades were most interested. The writer wanted to determine whether or not there was a preference for fantastic or realistic stories in these grades, whether or not boys preferred one type of stories and girls another, and whether or not age and intelligence entered in as determining factors.
Date: June 1938
Creator: Ragland, Eulelia

The Influence of Emile Zola's Naturalism on the Novels of Vicente Blasco Ibáñez

Description: It is my purpose in this thesis to show any influence that Emile Zola's Naturalism had on the novels of Blasco Ibáñez.. Because the novels of the Spanish author contain many suggestions of the Zolaesque theory of Naturalism, many literary critics have assumed that he did obtain much of his inspiration from this source; they have even called him the "Spanish Zola." I shall try to determine how much he imitated Zola's Naturalism, and to show to what extent it is correct to call him the "Spanish Zola."
Date: August 1938
Creator: Blackburn, Carolee

A Study of Some of the Factors Influencing the Achievement of Elementary School Children in Denton County

Description: "There are many factors that influence the achievement of school children; however it is rather difficult to determine the effect of each because of the close relationship and probable overlapping of the various factors. The problem in this study is to determine what effect the size of the school, training and qualifications of the teachers, and sex have upon the achievement of elementary school children in Denton County. A few of the main factors involved in this study will be examined and statistically presented, so as to show their relation to the achievement of the rural children in Denton County, as revealed through the Harlow achievement tests."-- leaf 1.
Date: August 1937
Creator: Jones, Robert Elzie

The Disruption of the Social Order in the South During the Reconstruction Era

Description: It is the purpose of this thesis to define wherein the social order of the South was disrupted, --- the conditions that brought about such a sweeping transformation of social structures --- and to show the growth of new social attitudes and practices evolving from the chaotic dismemberment of the old. Although primary significance is placed upon changes in the social order, it is necessary to consider certain political and economic trends that were interwoven into the fabric of social life during Reconstruction --- factors influencing, determining, or evolving from, social changes. In the first chapter is sketched briefly the ante-bellum society of the South, and in following chapters is shown the evolution of social culture during the first twelve years following the Civil War.
Date: August 1937
Creator: Bennett, Leo

An Analysis of the Hobbies of the Fifth Grade Boys of Twelve Elementary Schools of Dallas, Texas

Description: "The purpose of this study was to determine the percent of boys who had hobbies; what influenced their choice of hobbies; what types of hobbies were selected; what were their recreational, educational, and vocational values; and what were their environmental influences...One hundred and ninety-eight questionnaires were filed out in the schools that were in the high economic districts, one hundred ninety-one in the medium districts, and one hundred ninety-seven in the low districts. This made a total of five hundred and sixty-five questionnaires used in the analysis... Comparisons and analyses of all the groups were made by means of numbers, percentages, and averages. "-- leaves 3,7
Date: August 1939
Creator: Dittrich, Cedonia E.

A Proposed Plan for Equalizing the Financial Burdens of Hill County Public Schools

Description: "This study consists of two phases: (1) as study of existing financial conditions of the public schools of Hill county based on assessed valuations, tax rates, expenses per scholastic, and investments per scholastic in bond and capital outlay, and (2) a proposed plan for equalizing the existing inequalities..the study includes all of the 82 public schools of Hill County,Texas. The study includes 63 common school districts, 4 independent districts under county supervision, 2 rural high schools, and 13 independent districts. These schools range in scholastic population from 27 to 1974."--leaf 1
Date: August 1937
Creator: Savage, Elijah Monroe

A Study of the Participation and Interests in Leisure Time Activities of the Women of Dallas, Texas

Description: "It is the purpose of this investigation to discover and report how the women of Dallas, Texas, spend their time when not engaged in their daily occupation. ... it attempts to disclose the trend of interest of various groups according to age, salary, and occupation; the influence of previous training; the reasons for non-participation in the activities in which they desire to take part. It is a further purpose to formulate various plans which are to evaluate academically or non-academically the activities that should be included in the program for the modern girl in the secondary school."-- leaf 1.
Date: July 1937
Creator: Wade, Irma E.

Adjusting the Commercial Curriculum of Denton Senior High School, Denton, Texas, to the Needs of the Community

Description: This study was made: first, to determine the vocational opportunities for commercial graduates of Denton Senior High School as a basis for more effective guidance; second, to determine whether the commercial training program in the local high school is providing adequate vocational preparation for the principal commercial positions in Denton, Texas, third, to discover the chief commercial weaknesses of the present employees in Denton, Texas; fourth, to secure information necessary for appropriate commercial curriculum for the local high school. It is the further aim of this investigation to determine the social as well as the personal business needs of the average individuals." --leaf 1
Date: June 1939
Creator: Hodge, James

How Certain Factors Which Tend to Contribute to Educational Opportunities Can Be Improved in Foard County

Description: "The purpose of this study is to show how the educational opportunities of the children of Foard County can be improved...The educational data pertaining to the present organization of the schools of Foard County were obtained in the following manner: (1) by making a careful study of the enumeration, the enrollment, the average daily attendance, the size of the schools according to the number of grades taught, the grade distribution of the pupils, the enrollment of the pupils, the length of the school term, and the annual cost per per pupil. (2) By making a study of the teacher personnel of Foard County and of the number of teachers employed according to average attendance. (3) By investigating the tax rate for school support (4) By making a study of bus transportation, and road conditions of Foard County. (5) By making a study of the bonded indebtedness, total financial support, and total disbursement for each school of Foard County "-- leaf 1.
Date: August 1938
Creator: Cox, William Lee

How Some of the Problems Connected with the Teaching of Reading to Spanish-American Children are Being Met by Schools of the Southwest

Description: This study attempted to detremine some of the outstanding problems arising in the teaching of reading to first-grade Spanish-American children, and to discover and evaluate methods and materials used by administrators and first-grade teachers in attempting to solve these problems.
Date: August 1937
Creator: Young, Alma

Mercury-Sensitized Photochemical Action on a Mixture of Isobutane and Isobutene

Description: This study investigated mercury-sensitized photochemical action on a mixture of isobutane and isobutene. Flow runs of isobutane-isobutene 3.2.1 mercury-saturated gases illuminated with unfiltered radiation of mercury vapor lamp gave no detectable change to hydrocarbons heavier than C4 at reaction tempratures of 27C. and 99C.
Date: June 1939
Creator: Gary, Felice