The Westerner World (Lubbock, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 27, Ed. 1 Friday, April 9, 1948 Page: 2 of 4
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THE WESTERNER WORLD
FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 1948
Students Show % Error
In Solving Trial Problems
Recently the juniors of Lubbock
Senior High school were required to
take an arithmetic test to find if
there is a need for a class of that
type since some colleges have com-
plained of the deficiency of Lub-
bock students in the fundamentals
Pf the course.
In an investigation of the subject
two questions were asked, one be-
ing; what is the quotient of 3-4
divided by 7-8? The second quest-
ion was what is the quotient of 7-8
divided by 3-4?
Two sophomores were first on the
interview. Garnet Reeves, an honor
student answered “32-21” on the
first question and “28-24” on the
last one. Betty Brown, the second
sophomore gave as her answer to
the first question “7-8 and “7-6” as
the last answer.
Two English teachers were inter-
viewed. Mrs. Lillian Hayne gave
“1” as her first answer and “1” Tor
her second answer also. Mrs. Hayne
seemed doubtful of her second ans-
wer and after some thought chang-
ed it to “28-24”. Miss Lois Marie
Killian instinctively reached for her
demerit pad. This was to be used
in figuring not for its primary pur-
pose. When asked to work it in her
head Miss Killian replied “oh my
stars.’ don’t talk to me about figur-
Bill Dorman, the first of two sen-
iors interviewed, answered first “I
don’t know.” When coaxed a little
Bill gave “24-28” and “28-24” as his
answers. Bill continuously reduced
these to “6-7” and “7-6”. Another
senior Billy Fisher gave “1-4” as his
first answer. On the second quest-
ion Bill rubbed his whiskers, gave
the right answer, and then changed
his answer to “1 2-4”.
Next come the juniors. The first
junior, Norman Bantz, scratched his
head, as he answered “6-7” to both
of the questions. Donna Woolman
after closing her eyes and putting
her hand to her forehead gave “6-7”
as the first answer and “7-6” as her
Since the questions were asked
suddenly and most of the people
were startled, and allowance can be
made for some of the wrong ans-
wers. Of the 16 questions asked,
one-half of the answers were correct
with the juniors having the highest
scort of 75 percent, correct. Such
results indicate as a definite need
for a broader field of offerings in
arithmetic for L.H.S.
According to the principles of
good mathematics here is how the
problem may be solved.
(a) 3-4 divided by 7-8
3-4 times 8-7 equal 6-7
Ob.) 7-8 divided by 3-4
7-8 times 4-3 equal 1 1-6
By Billie Jean Morris?
Spending a little trp> %. jail is
merely a part of the training for
future 'teachers studying at Michi-
gan State college.
Dr. Troy L. Stearns of the college
eblieves that student-teachers need
to know something about the cum-
munities in which their future
pupils live. So she has developed a’
“Marshall Plan” whereby the future
student-teachers spend 12 weeks at
Marshall, Michigan, learning about
life in Marshall. Besides living and
lining in the Marshall homes, the
future student-teachers wait tables
to gain experience as working girls,
inspect print shops, learn how to
run lathes, visit dairy farms, and, as
we mentioned, some even spend some
time in jail to help them understand
* * * *
If an experiment that is underway
at Texas Christain university at
Fort Worth takes on, students may
be asking the questions on tests
instead of answering them. Dr. New-
tion Gains, who gives multiple
choice tests, offers his students the
chance to omit an answer if they
can think of a better question to
take its place.
“The good students like the idea,”
he reports. “The poor student? Well,
poor students like nothing about
examinations, no matter what the
Students Indicate Approval
Of Proposed Youth Center
To the question, “What type of
recreation would you like for teen-
agers in Lubbock to have?” seven
out of eight students interviewed
answered that they had rather have
a youth center where teenagers
could spend their time instead of
going to the show or amusement
park. Others said they would like
ot have a swimming pool or a large
Bonnie Hobbs, Billie Jean John-
son, Don Hancock, Beth Morris, and
Anne Alexander agreed upon a youth
center for their recreation. It seem
the ideal place would have a dance
floor, juke box, coke bar, ping-pong
tables, other table games, and space
for outdoor games.
Bonnie Hobbs would like for tht
center to have a fun-night every
Friday with games, moving-pictures
dancing, and refreshments, while
Billie Jean Johnson and Don Han-
cock want outdoor space to play
tennis, baseball, and basketball.
They, also, want it to be open to all
boys and girls between the ages of
15 and 19.
Beth Morris added that above all,
“We need some enthusiastic spon-
or s who will help us make the can-
teen a big success.”
Anne Lingle highly approved a
youth center as entertainment for
herself and others . . . “with a few
reservations,” She wants a youth
council, elected by the members,
to have final decision over all act-
ivities and social events concerning
the canteen. Anyone may present
his views before this council, but
his plans must be noted upon. She
said, also, that the adult sponsor
should act as advisors, but not as
Janice Hawkins would like to have
a new swimming pool or a “bigger
’n better” amusement park, while
Norman Bantz just wants some-
where to go besides to the show.
The Jaycees and the Interreligi-
ous Youth council have shown inter-
est in such/ a project but nothing
concrete has developed.
The Jaycees investigated places
for a youth center recently but,
“Everything they found was entire-
ly outside aeason,” Mr. Harold
vice-president of the Jaycees said.
There have been two youth cen-
ters in Lubbock, one during the war
and the other shortly after the close
of the war. Each of these was soon
closed, perhaps duetto the lack of
help during the national crisis.
With all things considered a youth
project stands a much better chance
pf succeeding than it previously
In order to satisfy the journalistic ambitions of some of the more fer-
vent journalism students, we inaugurate this issue a regular feature—a
guest column. The writer each week may choose his own subject and it
is hoped this will lead to a more interesting and colorful editorial page.
The first brave soul is Bruce Brown, a 10 o’clock journalism student.
Bomg (311 Pp Jiroimt
ven though it is rather close to
the end of this school year, it isn’t
so late that we cannot take a look at
ourselves and see if anything is
wrong with us. It takes some close
scrutiny to find anything, as any
Westerner will tell you, but there
Just for instance ... I don’t sup-
pose any of us 'will lose any sleep
over it, but there is one thing regard-
ing assemblies that we fail to do
that would create a very favorable
impression on speakers. Whenever
a speaker enters the stage, the en-
tire student body should, according
to parliamentary courtesy rise and
give him a round of VIGOROUS ap-
plause. However, applause that has
the vitality of a “slow train through
Arkansas” is about as appetizing as
one of those dead-fish handshakes.
Like I said, it isn’t much, but
things like this are sometimes nice
ou probably saw the picture of
little 4-year old Esther Flores in the
Easter Sunday Avalanche-Journal—
the little Spanish-American who has
polio, pneumonia, and a list of other
stuff that puts chills to work on
your spine. She has had polio since
she was two years old and has been
in the hospital about three months.
jSister M. Julia of St. Mary’s hos-
pital took us in to see her the other
day and what we saw made us really
stop and think. Although she is well
on the way to recovery, she has arms
about the size of a shotgun barrel.
When you think of some of these
husky barrel-chested youngsters we
all know, her case is that much more
Despite her crippled condition,
she is as cheerful as a little girl
her age should be and she is cer-
tainly friendly with strangers. She
speaks machine-gun Spanish, which
was a trifle too much for my “hasta
la hacienda” and “buenos el torres.”
However, would it be too bold to
suggest that the El Club Panam-
ericano think a little about her.
She is certainly not destitute or any-
thing, but I think the poor kid might
like to meet some of them, and they
might not lose anything by seeing
So, as the Mixmaster said to the
housewife, “I think I’ll beat it.”
Salt And Pepper Shaker Supply
Almost Cornered By Elaine Pollard
Are you interested in hobbies? Perhaps you never realized that Elaine
Pollard, “that slender brunnette,” you’ve probably passed in the hall has
a beautiful and interesting hobby, that of collecting salt and pepper
Beginning the collection about 8 years ago with a set of apples someone
gave her, Elaine, a sophomore, now has 57 sets. She has received them
from 14 states, with several sets from Old Mexico and the Solomon Islands.
By Betty Formby
Some dates at the Y-Teen picnic
were—Janet Crandall and Horace
Hendley, Jack Hensley and Carolyn
Lipshy, also Alice Qualia and Bruce
Brown. Dates for the “L” association
hayride are Jack Alderson and Pat
Lindsey, Doran Sandlin and Charlie
Laws, also Blair Hankins and Rita
Dates for the Junior-Senior dance
are Billy Freeman and Barbara Mc-
Pherson; Ray Chappel and Betty
Armstrong; LeRay Malouf and Jan
Dorn; Dwight Moore and Jean Me-.
Ree; Buddy Hardwick and Ed Cox;
James Wood and Sammy Dunn; also
Larry Laroe and Fran Cox; Jack
Crandall and Mary Janet Johnson.
Some recent daters are: LaMoine
Berry and Andy Anderson; Anne
Alexander and Royce Brookmole;
Zula Taylor and Royce Jones.
In a newspaper was this article:
“The bride and the goon departed
for an unknown destination.” Yea
goon. So did the editor of that
In the Senior play there are so
many accents — Spanish, French,
Russian, Chinese, and Portugese—
Sometimes they get all mixed up,
and the ones who are supposed to
talk plain English come out with
Chinese or Russian. Wheel Instead
of myself its“meself” and crew its
«■ * * *
B!eth Hardin, ex-Westerner, has
been chosen Junior representative
of Plamview High school for- their
annual Dairy Show. Quite an honor
for any junior girl.
“I hope some day to get them
from all over the United States,”
she sighed wistfully.
Elaine has among her collection
a set of spark plugs that came orig-
inally from a Japanese airplane.
Another set from an airplane is the
tiny pasteboard shakers which are
used in serving meals on the planes.
One darling set, made of hickory
nuts for the bodies, round sticks
for the legs, and red felt for the
ears, represent a pair of pigs,
While Elain’s brother was station-
ed in the Solomon Islands, he carved
her a pair of boots about an inch in
height. They are tiniest set of salt
and pepper shakers she has.
From Old Mexico, she has been
given a dancing pair of Indians
and' a sleepy old man and woman.
Sets of drums, wagon wheels, a
nest of birds, fish, fruit, and ducks
constitute her collection.
When asked which set she prized
the most, Elaine replied that she
liked her set of sea shells best,
which are dainty, simple, and lovely
to look at.
Around I he Corral
We predict that Hain’t Necessarily
Moe will be the most popular guy
at the junior-senior dance tomorrow
night. If this dance is a success,
maybe a Junior-Senior dance could
become an annual affair. It would
be a wonderful tradition.
region by the Interscholastic League
The results of Janet Crandall’s
April Fool column were interesting.
In it she said she was going away.
Saturday we hopefully went over to
tell her good bye. But she’s still
A Student council voted to have
a Who’s Who banquet this spring.
There are so many other things to
plan for, the banquet will require a
lot of work. Anyone’s services will
That* II Learn Me
I trusted you, 1
I thought you knew.
I copied you
And I flunked too.
Isn’t it disgusting the way column-
ists steal poems from each other.
The above is from the El Paso TAT-
LER. Incidentally, The TATLER,
the Amarillo 'SANDSTORL, and the
Abilene BATTERY were judged the
three best newspapers in this
Along with the April showers
there will be. just “showers” of joy
and happiness for: Corrine Smith
15, Modelle Rawls 11, Shiela Jondahl
14. Billie Bartley celebrated her
birthday the 3 of the month.
The Westerner World
Published at Lubbock, Texas
Boys Clubs Honor Sikes
Neil Sikes, a junior, has been se-
lected by the Boy’s Clubs of America
as the Southwest “Boy of the Year”
in connection with Boy’s Club Week
which is being held April 5-11.
Chosen from seven regional win-
ners, Neil was elected by judges
consisting of Joe DiMaggio, Perry
Como, Roy, Rogers, and Paul White-
man. A bicycle and a citation will
be awarded him.
Neil was selected “Boy of the
Year” of the Southwest area be-
cause of his accomplishments and
service to the community as well as
personal characteristics of leader-
ship. He has been a member of the
Lubbock Boy’s club nearly four
He is active in athletics, playing
both basketball and football.
The Westerner World Advocates
Democracy, Sportsmanship, Progress
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