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An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the National Youth Administration Program, North Texas States Teachers College, 1937-1938

Description: The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of the National Youth Administration Program at the North Texas State Teachers College, by seeing how nearly it realizes the major objectives set up by the N.Y. A. Executive Committee at Washington, D.C. These objectives, as set up by the executive committee, are as follows: 1. To provide funds for the part-time employment on needy school, college, and graduate students between 16 and 25 years of age so that they can continue their education. 2. To provide funds for the part-time employment on work projects of yound persons, chiefly from relief families, between 18 and 25 years of age, the projects being designed not only to provide valuable work experiences but to benefit youth generally and the communities in which they live. 3. To encourage the establishment of job training, counseling, and placement services for youth. 4. To encourage the development and extension of constructive, leisure-time activities.
Date: August 1938
Creator: Williams, Charles C.
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The Effectiveness of the Conservation of Human Beings and of Soil by the CCC Camp in Denton, Texas

Description: The organization of the Emergency Conservation Work was found to possess many faults. The Seventy-Fifth Congress, taking cognizance of some of the more glaring imperfections, approved a measure reorganizing and re-establishing the Emergency Conservation Work under the name of The Civilian Conservation Corp. The bill eliminated many of the defects of the former organization, and invested authority and defined duties and regulations in such a manner that a more efficient institution resulted.
Date: June 1939
Creator: Vinson, Denny
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A study of certain aspects of the development of the home economics program of the Teachers College High School of the North Texas State Teachers College

Description: The purpose of this study is to present the development of the home economics program of the Teachers College High School from its beginning to the present time of the thesis. It aims to show the type and number of of courses offered, the number of and classification of students enrolled, and what provision was made for the supervision of instruction in these classes. The main body of the thesis is composed of five chapters, which may be outlined in the following manner. Chapter II is a historical sketch of the Teachers College High School. It tells the story of the founding of the parent institution, its development into a teacher's college, and the establishment of a demonstration school as a teacher-training laboratory for college students. Chapter III of the study traces the course offerings in the high school from 1909 to 1939. In this connection, the nature and number of the courses offered are discussed and attention is given to the development of various new phases of the work. Table I shows the development. Chapter IV deals with some aspects of the enrollment of the high school students in the home economics courses. Chapter V of the thesis deals with the supervision of home economics instruction in the high school. Two tables outline the teaching lode of the supervisors. Chapter VI presents a summary of the findings and the conclusions of the study. Since no previous study of the development of the home economics program in the Teachers College High School has been made, this survey should be valuable to those interested in the growth of home economics in this institution.
Date: August 1939
Creator: Smith, Nora Olive
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The Present Status and Need of an Adequate Music Program for the First Seven Grades in the Rural Schools of Coryell County, Texas, with a Proposed Music Program

Description: This study is designed to reveal the existing status of public school music in the rural elementary schools of Coryell County, Texas. It is also intended to serve as a tool for the teachers in those schools as they formulate and initiate their music programs. This study also makes the following recommendations: Every rural school in the county should make a close study of the music set-up. Every rural school should initiate a music program that will measure up to acceptable criteria and will meet the needs of the school in order to give equal musical opportunities to all pupils. If there are no funds available for the employment of a music supervisor, all teachers who teach music should have training in public school music in order to be most efficient. It is expedient that all music teachers hold a college degree with a major or minor in music in order to meet the requirements made by the state and to become better qualified for teaching. All rural schools should be equipped with a piano, victrola, and a radio in order that a well rounded music program may be carried out. Music textbooks should be made available for each child in the school, so that all children have the advantages they afford.
Date: August 1938
Creator: Lamb, LaFayette
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Survey of Procedures Employed and Progress made by Dallas City Schools for the Immunization of Contagious Diseases

Description: The purpose of this study was to determine the progress of the immunization program for Contagious Diseases in the City Schools of Dallas, Texas, over a period of ten years, dating from September 1928, to September 1938. An endeavor was made to determine how the Health Works Program of the Dallas Public Schools developed, and the protection it gave the public children.
Date: August 1938
Creator: Manire, Vera Olivia
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Historical Markers in Texas

Description: The following chapters attempt to show the work that has been done toward restoration, preservation, and marking of historic spots in Texas by patriotic societies, individuals, civic groups, the Centennial Commission, and other agencies. It has not been the purpose of the writer to go into details regarding every one of the sites and individual markers, especially in instances in which several of the same type were erected. In such cases a general description of the markers is given, together with a general idea of the type of inscription that appears on them. Since so much was done by the Centennial Commission, more attention has been devoted to its activities than to those of other organizations unable to carry out such an extensive program...in many instances it has been necessary to rely upon information from magazines, newspapers, Chamber of Commerce bulletins, pamphlets, and personal letters, because of lack of recorded materials. The information obtained, however, has been weighed and carefully compared with other sources on the same subject until its authenticity is assured.
Date: August 1939
Creator: Turner, Robert Leon
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The Development of a More Effective System of Transporting High School Pupils in Donley County, Texas

Description: It is the purpose of this study to show the bus transportation set up in the schools of Donley County, Texas and to show how it can be made more effective. The following factors will be considered in studying this problem: 1. Number of pupils transported, 2. Number of buses used, 3. Comfort of pupils en route to and from the school, 5. Length of bus routes, 6. Amount of time pupils spend on the bus, 7. Cost of transportation, 8. Type of equipment used, 9. Condition of roads, 10. Cooperation of home and school,11. Improvement of the above factors. Each of the above factors will be considered carefully in studying this problem.
Date: August 1938
Creator: Penick, L.B.
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A Comparison of the White and the Colored Schools of Texas

Description: The purpose of this study is to determine the status of the educational opportunities of the white and the colored child in the State of Texas during the year of 1935-36 and to locate the inequalities with reference to: building equipment, transportation, library facilities, teachers, average daily attendance of pupils, teacher-pupil ratio, per pupil cost of instruction, age-grade distribution, and age of pupils when graduated. The study found the following conclusions: The building value per pupil enrolled in the white schools was over three times as much as the building value per pupil enrolled in the colored schools. Nearly twice as much was spent to transport a white child to school as was spent to transport a colored child to school. The libraries in the white schools had five times as many volumes per pupil enrolled as did the libraries in the colored schools. The value of libraries, per pupil enrolled, was about five times as much in the white schools as in the colored schools, along with several more.
Date: August 1938
Creator: Kattner, Bruno A.
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An Analysis of Money Spent by Certain Boarding Houses Patronized by Men and Women of the North Texas State Teachers College

Description: 1. A study was made of the food habits of college students. 2. Nine women's and five men's boarding houses contributed data over a period of 15 to 84 consecutive days regarding food purchases and the number served. 3. The individual houses reported from 24 to 323 students fed daily. 4. In no case was the food expenditure for fruits and vegetables less than 20 per cent, the range being 21 to 38 per cent. 5. The money spent for milk and milk products was greater for the men's houses than for the women's; five of the eight women's houses exceeded the 20 per cent mark while two of the five men's houses exceeded it. 6. The portion of the food dollar spent for meat, fish, eggs, and poultry on the whole was high, the range being 18 to 40 per cent. 7. None of the houses spent a fifth of the food expenditure for bread and cereals, the range being 4 to 14 per cent. 8. The large amount of money spent by women's houses for oleomargarine tended to increase the proportion of the food dollar spent for adjuncts. Two of the men's houses reported no money spent for oleomargarine. 9. The cost range per day per person for the entire study was 11 to 36 cents. 10. The average cost of feeding a man student was 4 and 1/2 cents more per day than that of feeding a woman student.
Date: August 1939
Creator: Fenn, Edna
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To Determine a Plan for the Equalization of Educational Opportunities in Wheeler County, Texas

Description: This study is made to determine the educational inequalities that exist in the schools of Wheeler County and to set up a plan that will help to equalize the educational opportunities for all the children in the county, on a basis well within its financial ability. The study consists of three phases of the problem of equalizing educational opportunities in the schools of Wheeler County. The first will consist of a study of the educational conditions of the schools, based upon the general population trends, scholastic trends, the per pupil load of each elementary classroom, the subject-pupil load of each high school teacher, and the qualification of the teachers according to college work. The second will consist of a financial survey of the schools based upon assessed valuations, tax rates, cost per scholastic, and outstanding bonded indebtedness. The third will be the formulating of a plan for the equalization of educational opportunities based upon the findings of the educational and financial surveys.
Date: August 1938
Creator: Evans, Iva C.
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A Program of Education to Fit the Needs of the Mexican Children in Wichita Falls, Texas

Description: This thesis is a report on the study of the educational opportunities, problems, and handicaps which are peculiar to the environment of the Mexican child in Wichita Falls, Texas. The purpose of this study: It is a known a fact that the educational opportunities afforded the Mexican children in Wichita Falls, Texas are inferior to those afforded the white children or Negro children. The reason for this is the unsuccessful attempt to intersperse the Mexican child with the white children after they have completed the third grade. Naturally, because of racial, differences, aptitudes, and inherent characteristics, the Mexican children are at a distinct disadvantage in attempting to compete in an educational manner with their white brother. Much has been done toward curriculum revision and in the study of needed changes in the public school program for the white children, but very little has been done to find the needs or to meet the needs of the Mexican children, although he, too, is an American citizen in most cases and is subject to the same rights, privileges, and educational advantages as the white children.
Date: August 1938
Creator: Johns, Crystine Gordon
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A Comparison of the Educational Opportunities of the Whites and the Negroes of Walker County

Description: This thesis is written on the subject, state fully, "A Comparison of the Education Opportunities of the Whites and Negores of Walker County." The study is based, as far as possible, on a per-pupil comparison. The writer found Walker County an excellent county in which to make such a study for the simple reason that there was not another county in the state of Texas where there was such an equal balance of negro and white approved scholastics. The counties of Harrison, Marion, San Jacinto, Walker, and Waller were the only ones in the state of Texas that had more approved negro scholastics than white approved scholastics. In Walker county during the year 1937-1938 there were 2,498 white scholastics and 2,505 negro scholastics. This shows that there were only seven more negro approved scholastics than white approved scholastics.
Date: August 1938
Creator: Kuykendall, Ralph B.
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Consumer-Buying Objectives in Homemaking Courses in High Schools of the Southern Region

Description: For the past few years the homemaking courses has shifted its emphasis from cooking and sewing skills to the solving of managerial problems of the individual and the family of today. Each person who is taking an active part in living is constantly purchasing and consuming goods and services and must realize that his welfare depends upon the relation between the satisfactions that he receives from the things he buys and the price that he pays for them. Since every one must purchase goods, the high school student needs to learn how to buy wisely. The executive committees of the homemaking divisions in the different states which are revising the courses of study realize that management of money from the consumer-buying view point is important and needs a place in meeting the needs and interests of the high school student of today. The problem in this study is to determine the adequacy of the objectives on consumer-buying in the homemaking courses in high schools of the Southern Region. This study is made for the purpose of determining the adequacy and extent of consumer-buying teaching objectives in homemaking education in the high schools of the Southern region. in order that way may reach a conclusion as to the adequacy of the objectives we must adopt a standard. We will consider the objectives and desired outcomes set forth by the Department of the Interior as that standard. We will reach our conclusion through a compilation of consumer-buying courses offered by the schools of these states of the Southern region and by a comparison of the objectives and outcomes of the state courses with those of the United States Vocational Education consumer-buying courses.
Date: June 1938
Creator: Wilson, Charles Aldredge, Mrs.
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The Cooperative Movement and its Influence in Denton County

Description: Cooperation is a subject which has intrigued the writer for some time. A study of the philosophy, history and accomplishments of the cooperative movement was begun, due to the interest of the study. In Denton County, Texas, the cooperatives have, for the past few years, been making such rapid progress that a study of the inception, growth and success of these societies seemed indicated. In spite of the broad field of study this subjected presented, it seemed necessary to review the cooperative movement before the local cooperatives could be properly interpreted. This was Done. Numerous books and magazine articles pertaining to cooperation were read. In making this library study, the writer tried to delve into the underlying philosophy of the cooperative movement. Those countries in which cooperation has made greatest strides were given particular attention in order to try to find the secret of their success. After this library approach was completed, the various cooperative societies of Denton County were visited. The writer talked with the leaders of the societies, obtained copies of the by-laws of each organization, examined financial statements, and attempted to analyze the purposes, the accomplishments, and the possibilities of the future success of these organizations.
Date: August 1938
Creator: Cox, Eli
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A Study of the Teacher Placement Service of the North Texas State Teachers College

Description: Since one of the most important functions of a state teachers college is the proper placement of its graduates in teaching positions, this study was made to determine whether or not this function is being satisfactorily performed by the Placement Office of the North Texas State Teachers College. This study contains four chapters. The first chapter contains the introduction, a brief history of the Placement Office of the North Texas State Teachers College, its organization, functions it performs, its administrative policies, and some of the general practices followed. The first chapter is concluded with facts about the cost of placements made through the Placement Office, and the demands made by schools upon the Placement Office, as indicated by the calls received in the Office for teachers. Chapter two is a presentation of the data secured from questionnaires to five hundred registrants in the North Texas State Teachers College Placement Office, and from sixty superintendents of schools in Texas. Chapter three presents a comparison of of the organization, practices, administrative policies, functions, and office forms of the North Texas State Teachers College Placement Office with these same items in sixty-two other Institutional Placement Offices. Chapter four consists of the findings, and conclusions, and the recommendations made.
Date: August 1939
Creator: Coppage, Jack L.
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Natural resources in Texas--an undeveloped source of taxation

Description: The specific aim of this study is to show the significance of the natural resources of Texas and their potential possibilities as an adequate source of income for the State. Linked in with this discussion and underlying it is the thesis that adequate taxation of the natural resources will not only provide sufficient income for the State's needs but also conserve and utilize these resources.
Date: August 1937
Creator: Conway, Gayle Mixon
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The History and Development of the Program of Playground Activities in the Dallas Elementary Schools

Description: This study was made to determine when and why the program of playground activities began in the elementary schools of Dallas, Texas, and how this program has developed. A study was made of the platoon school system to determine the necessity for supervised play periods, and the influence of this need on the growth of the playground activity programs.
Date: August 1939
Creator: Guy, Sue Hazel
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The Growth and Development of the Recreation Program of the North Texas State Teachers College from 1911 to 1939

Description: The purpose of this study was to show the growth and development of the recreation program for men and women in the North Texas State Teachers College from 1911 to 1939. This thesis has attempted to show in chronological order that the growth and development of the year-round recreation program at North Texas State Teachers College was a result of two underlying factors; leisure time, and the innate tendency of man to express his emotions through the avenue of play.
Date: August 1939
Creator: Atkins, Noble James
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To Determine the Use Which Should be Made of Art Metal Work in the Junior High School, as Indicated by the Seventh Grade of the Demonstration School, 1935-36, and by an Analysis of the Field

Description: This study attempts to determine what use should be made of art metal work in the junior high school. It attempts to determine whether art metal work should be offered strictly as art metal, as combinations of art metal and wrought iron, or as combinations of art metal and wood, from the standpoint both of the child and of the ultimate aim of Industrial Arts. The ultimate aim or objective of Industrial Arts is to provide such training as that of general education, which will best equip for efficient membership society. Broadly speaking, all the offerings of the Industrial Arts field contribute in some measure to the attainment of the ultimate objective. It is the purpose of this study (1) to present an analysis of the field of art metal work from the standpoint of the Industrial Arts; (2) to determine the use which should be made of art metal work in the junior high school, as indicated by a group of Demonstration School students; and, (3) to present problems and related information pertaining to art metal work, as indicated by a group of Demonstration School students. After having summarized the problem, conclusions gathered from the investigation will be given in concise form as to the findings thereof.
Date: August 1936
Creator: Lamb, Jack Julius
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A Survey of the Green Jacket Club of the North Texas State Teachers College and its Contributions to the Organization of Similar Clubs in the Secondary Schools in Texas

Description: The purpose of this study is to discover and report the history of the Green Jacket Club of the North Texas State Teachers College from its origin to the present time, to find out how many similar clubs have been organized by Green Jacket members in the secondary schools of Texas, and to show how the club is organized compared with the original Green Jacket Club. The following conclusions were made: 1. The members of the Green Jacket Club of the North Texas State Teachers College were a representative group of girls, for the eighty-two studied had majored or minored in sixteen of the nineteen major departments offered by the college. 2. The Green Jacket members surveyed were a professional and progressive group of girls, since exactly fifty per cent have continued their education by doing graduate work. 3. The members of the Green Jacket Club have expressed their loyalty to North Texas State Teachers College by their return to the Teachers College campus to do their graduate work. 4. More than half of the Green Jackets surveyed were still in the teaching profession, which indicates their success in this line of endeavor. 5. Membership in forty-six different clubs indicated that Green Jackets make good club women. 6. Further evidence of the professional spirit of the Green Jackets was shown by their large membership in the Texas State Teachers Association, Parent-Teacher Associations, and National Education Associations. 7. The belief that Green Jacket members were largely leaders was verified by the fact that twenty-six of the eighty-two Green Jackets studied had sponsored sixty-three clubs. 8. The influence of the Green Jacket Club has been felt not only on the campus of North Texas State Teachers College but in at least twenty-four towns and cities in Texas. 9. These twenty-four clubs were …
Date: August 1939
Creator: Thurman, Mary Ellen
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A Comparative Study of Certain Phases of the Home Economics and Industrial Education Graduates with the Regular Men and Women Graduates of North Texas State Teachers College for the Years of 1919,1923, 1927, and 1931

Description: The purpose of this study is to determine the status of Industrial Education graduates and Home Economics graduates as compared with the status of all men and women graduates of North Texas State Teachers College, with reference to background before entering college, high school status, college status, college entrance and graduation ages, number and percentage of transfers, grades, major fields, amount of transiency and tenure.
Date: August 1936
Creator: Ray, Elizabeth Gibson
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The Boundaries of Texas

Description: This thesis explores the history behind the creation of Texan boundaries. The boundaries of Texas were the cause of disputes between the French, the Spanish, Mexico, and later the United States of America. The intensity of these disputes threatened to disrupt the Union itself, and caused a war between the United States and Mexico.
Date: August 1937
Creator: Wilkinson, C. A.
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The Denton municipal power plant

Description: It is the purpose of this study to show how successfully electric power systems were operated by smaller units of government. One of the most notable power plants is operated in Denton, Texas. In this study, the history of this system will be presented, followed by an analysis of its social and economic significance.
Date: August 1938
Creator: Collins, William W.
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A Study of Color Preferences of the Children in the Demonstration School of the North Texas State Teachers College

Description: This study was made in the Demonstration School of the North Texas State Teacher's College, using the children of Grades I to V inclusive as subjects of the investigation. The problem was taken to try to discover if children of a certain age group have definite color preferences and other related questions such as if these preferences remain constant, if they are influenced by other factors such as intelligence, sex, or grade, and if there is consistency noticeable in the preferences of a group at any given grade level. It is also the aim of this study to see how the children of the Demonstration School compare with other groups that have been tested, to suggest possible reasons for differences, and to set forth a procedure that could be followed in order to secure more significant results than those which have been obtained by other investigators.
Date: August 1937
Creator: Bookman, Anne
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