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A Digest of Published Opinions About the Teaching of Music Reading in the Elementary School

Description: Throughout the history of public school music in the United States, one of the problems which has continually been in the foreground is that of music reading, It is primarily a problem for the elementary school as that is the place where reading must begin in order for the children's interest and ability to be balanced. The elementary school is the focal point for the teaching of all skills and tools in learning. Certainly, reading is one of the major tools in the process of musical learning. In many cases the ability of the students to read music has been the basic criterion of the entire music program. Davison states that the aim and end of a large percentage of instruction has for so long been to train students to sing music at sight that it has grown to be a fetish. While such a standard as that is an over-emphasis of reading, most music educators will agree that the place of music reading in the elementary school is of utmost importance. The differences of opinions lie not so much in the goals to be reached as in the methods of reaching them. The purpose of this study is not to weigh these various methods as to their usefulness. It is rather to survey as many publications as possible concerning the teaching of music reading in the elementary school and to make a digest of the opinions found in them. In agreement with Mursell's statement that anything can be taught effectively in a considerable number of ways,2 it is the writer's belief that there is no one best method for teaching music reading. The desired outcome of this study is to present an adequate digest of the material published about various methods in order that these lines of thought may ...
Date: June 1950
Creator: Hill, Frankie Jean
Partner: UNT Libraries

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Economic Evaluation of the Development of the Trinity River Basin as Compared with the Tennessee Valley Authority

Description: "The Tennessee Valley Authority is a world example of the full development of a river basin in soil conservation, flood control, navigation, electric power, afforestation, and recreation... Many river basin areas in the United States have created planning commissions to further develop the advancement of their own watershed problems. The Trinity Improvement Association is the planning commission for the Trinity River watershed area... In Chapter II a factual resume of the Tennessee Valley Authority will be given, and this chapter will be used as a basis of comparison for the development of the Trinity River Basin. Chapter III covers the problem of soil conservation and flood control within the watershed area; Chapter IV deals with the industrial and municipal use of water and the resources of the tributary area; Chapter V contains a brief history of the canal movement on the Trinity, the feasibility of such a canal, and miscellaneous developments; and Chapter VI contains the conclusions that it seems appropriate to draw. " -- leaf 1.
Date: June 1950
Creator: Moore, Fred DeArmond
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Pedagogy of Brass Instruments at the College Level

Description: Mainly, the purpose of this work is to give the brass instrument player a more thorough understanding of how to improve the many factors which combine to make up his technique as a whole; also, to give the brass instrument player a more thorough understanding of the construction and history of his instrument, as well as a list of books which can be useful in developing specific phases of brass instrument playing. In other words, this book is intended to be a help to all brass instrument players who want to learn more about their instrument as well as to improve on it.
Date: June 1950
Creator: Jenkins, Merlin E.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Development of the Textile Industry in Texas

Description: "At the present time the textile industry in Texas is seeking to normalize itself after running at a peak production for the last ten years. It is one of the most competitive of our industries. The mills in Texas have always had to compete with the large mills located in the Eastern states, which have many advantages over the Texas mills. ... It has been only recently since the manufacture of synthetic fibers began in Texas, and it has not yet been fully completed. At the present time only the ingredients for synthetic fibers are produced in Texas. ... Cotton and wool manufacturing may develop gradually, but in the field of synthetics appears the greatest opportunity for a future textile industry in Texas."
Date: June 1950
Creator: Droze, Wilmon H.
Partner: UNT Libraries

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
Partner: UNT Libraries

Teaching Creative Rhythmic Activities to Children: A Function of Progressive Education

Description: The purpose of this study is to present a personal interpretation of progressive education and its function in "teaching" primary music. A few supplementary aids are provided to correlate with the Amarillo, Texas, Course of Study for Primary Grades to lend aid and encouragement toward a rhythmic approach to child learning.
Date: June 1950
Creator: Koesjan, Barbara Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Comparative Study of Home Food Production by Veteran Farm Families in the Aubrey, Texas Area and the Food Standard Recommended for Farm Families

Description: "The problem involved in this study is to determine the status of the live-at-home program of typical veteran farm families in the Aubrey, Texas, area with the view of providing an adequate diet for preschool and school-age children. An adequate diet, which is used for comparison, has been set up by the home demonstration agents of the Texas Extension Service...Recommendations are made to show how the average veteran farm family maybe supplement the present substandard dietary level with farm-produced foods...Data for this study have been procured and organized from a survey of twenty representative veteran farm families in the Aubrey, Texas, area. Personal contacts in the form of visits in the home at least once a month for twelve months in 1949 were made to assist the veterans in recording farm and home income and expenses." -- leaf 1.
Date: June 1950
Creator: Parker, Nannie Cynthia Gilmer
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study of Some of the Variables as Related to Peer Acceptance at the State Training School for Girls, Gainesville, Texas

Description: The problem of this study is to (1) determine the amount of peer acceptance existing among a group of delinquent girls committed to the Texas State Training School for Girls and (2) to determine the relationships between peer acceptance and some other variables.
Date: June 1950
Creator: Weber, Louis C.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Investigation of First Stage of Two-Stage Turbine Designed for Free-Vortex Flow

Description: Note presenting an experimental investigation of the first stage of a two-stage turbine designed for free-vortex flow. The results of the investigation showed that highest adiabatic efficiency was attained when the turbine was operating near the design total-pressure ratio. Results regarding power and efficiency, weight rate of gas flow through the turbine, weight-flow distribution at stator-cascade outlets, stator and rotor flow angles at mean radii, radial distribution of flow angle, radial distribution of the rotor-outlet flow angle, radial distribution of the total pressures at the stator-cascade outlet, and radial distribution of rotor-outlet pressure are provided.
Date: June 1950
Creator: Englert, G. W. & Ross, A. O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Investigation of a Supersonic Aircraft Configuration Having a Tapered Wing With Circular-Arc Sections and 40 Degree Sweepback: Static Lateral Stability Characteristics at Mach Numbers of 1.40 and 1.59

Description: "An investigation has been conducted in the Langley 4- by 4-foot supersonic tunnel to determine the static lateral stability characteristics of a supersonic aircraft configuration at Mach numbers of 1.40 and 1.59. The model had a 40 degree sweptback wing with 10-percent-thick circular-arc sections normal to the quarter-chord line. The results of the investigation indicated high directional stability that decreased with increasing Mach number and positive effective dihedral that was essentially invariant with lift coefficient and Mach number" (p. 1).
Date: June 14, 1950
Creator: Spearman, M. Leroy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary Analysis of Problem of Determining Experimental Performance of Air-Cooled Turbine 1: Methods for Determining Heat-Transfer Characteristics

Description: In determining the experimental performance of an air-cooled turbine, the heat-transfer characteristics must be evaluated. The suggested formulas that are required to determine these characteristics are presented. The formulas have a form in which dependent parameters are expressed as unknown functions of independent parameters. Methods of experimenting to determine these functions are suggested. In some cases general heat-transfer discussions that lead to the suggested forms of the formulas are given.
Date: June 12, 1950
Creator: Ellerbrock, Herman H., Jr. & Ziemer, Robert R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary Analysis of Problem of Determining Experimental Performance of Air-Cooled Turbine 2: Methods for Determining Cooling-Air-Flow Characteristics

Description: In the determination of the performance of an air-cooled turbine, the cooling-air-flow characteristics between the root and the tip of the blades must be evaluated. The methods, which must be verified and the unknown functions evaluated, that are expected to permit the determination of pressure, temperature, and velocity through the blade cooling-air passages from specific investigation are presented.
Date: June 7, 1950
Creator: Ellerbrock, Herman H., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Improved Fluorimeter for the Determination of Uranium in Fluoride Melts

Description: Abstract: The Model R fluorimeter has been modified to increase its stability and sensitivity. The new instrument is about ten times as sensitive as the original fluorimeter, but it can also be employed conveniently at a sensitivity level comparable to or less than that of the Model R fluorimeter.
Date: June 1950
Creator: Fletcher, Mary H. & May, Irving
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Linearized Supersonic Axially Symmetric Flow About Open-Nosed Bodies Obtained by Use of Stream Function

Description: "The use of Stokes' stream function for axially symmetric problems in linearized supersonic flow is discussed. The computation of streamlines away from the body is shown to be facilitated by solving the stream-function problem rather than the potential problem. Use is made of the stream function throughout this report" (p. 1).
Date: June 1950
Creator: Moore, Franklin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department