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|Paper||Salt Lake City South High School Student Newspapers|
ytJX Spring Vacation (v0 . ' . K yRhM Ss . M Many Houses Has a Meaning.. JA H 11 J U W " H Need Cleaning VOL. XIII; NO. 7 SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 1944 Price Five Cents .Dirty Moleskin Contest Ends Today Mothers to Celebrate With Washday; SHAG Officers Judge At last! The last day of SAM's dirty moleskin contest is here and mothers won't have to wait much longer before they tan take the precious pants and wash them. The object of the contest is to find the pair of dirtiest moleskins and, from the looks of things the judges, Beulah Latimer, Beverly Barbar, Pat Zwick and Dolores Dunford, SHAG officers will have a plenty hard time trying to judge. At the beerinninc of the contest I on March 20 the pants were to be clean, but during the. short time since certain boys have done all right at getting the mdirty, how-ever it was specified that the dirt had to be the kind that can be washed off afterwards. Some of the boys, who are real-ly going to town, are Kent Peter-son, Fred Dupaix, Stanley Black, and Gene Higgenbotham. Doug Penman seems to have picked up enough dirt to plant a victory gar-den. Maybe that is his idea. Phil Eckersly seems to be doing al-right too, it's rumored that he put his dowri the chimney! After the judging tonight prizes will be awarded, and boy they're some prizes, Jerry Dalebout Sam president says, but he wouldn't let the Scribe announce what they are. Curiosity is killing the cats. Teach Sports That Are Useful; Use Films More Exclusively In the Chicago University, students are taught the fun-damentals of sports that will be useful in later life. They teach boys and girs 'games that can be payed ten years from the time they attend the university. Ten years from now, can a person with an ordinary high school education, go out and have a game of baseball or football if he wants to? No, these games require a com-plete team. Oh, yes, it's fun to play these games in school, and students like to play them, but why not teach students how to play games for two, or even one, such as tennis, golf, or swimming, This is just one way in which teaching in Salt Lake City could be made more effective. Movie films are said to be the most versatile method of teaching. Do teachers in Salt Lake City use movie films to the best advantage? Do they use them at all? Aren't films available? A person ab-sorbs more by observation and doing than by reading at any time. With movie films, students can be taken to the bottom of the ocean to study sponges and mollusks; they can see the fight between the white corpuscles and disease ; they can witness the miracle of plant growth; they can move inside a body to study the function of the pharynx; they can see the principles upon which the Deisel engine works; they can see how the "black market" hinders the war effort. A host of other subjects that would just be too deep for the nor-mal student's mind can be more fully explained by film. But watching film without knowing what a person is watch-ing for is useless. The reason for a film's study must be ' made clear before it is shown. " John R. Tunis, in the February Reader's Digest stated that teaching isn't merely reading from lecture notes that the teacher made ten years ago and hasn't revised since; it isn't merely correcting exams and rewarding marks. It's trying to stimulate young minds to think. "But making a subject hard to master by vacuous teaching," says Mr. Tunis, "gives it no superior disciplinary value. A student learns to think only when he is brought to understand the subject, only when he sees its relationships to other things." Tank Party Features April Fool Students with buckets, scrub-bing brushes, and crepe paper are working night and day in prep-aration for the big April Fool's Day Party, sponsored by the TANK (Teen-Ag- e Nite Klub.) The event is to be held at 7:30 at the YWCA where yarious rooms will be decorated to fit the occasion. The Teen-Ag- e Nite Klub was organized by a group of high school students, who understood the needs and desires of the average boys and girls. They have proved that teen-ager- s do know how to have fun at little expense, and can get it through their own initiative and cooperation. Dates are not required and ac-tivities have been planned for everyone, coming alone of with groups. Opening night proved that TANK was here to stay with a crowd of 500 boys and girls. The spectators' gallery and swimming pool are expected to be filled, while the lounge will offer "Reader's Digest's," "Super-man and "Esquire" for the more . "studious." Big - "he men" appe tites will be taken care of by the snack bar, selling hamburgers with all the trimmings and soft drinks. Ping-pon- g, will be avail-able for those athletic people and will furnish pleasure to those watching as well. The main at-traction, however, will be dancing to the "sweet swing" music of Sol Betnun. Low lights, sweet music and beautiful girls will add to the April Fools' Day fun. Plans are being made for a new building if the club continues to be successful. Until then, it is being held at the YWCA. Opening at 8:00 and ending at 11:00. All students are urged to make the TANK a place for young people to go for clean fun. Membership cards may be purchased in the bookstore or at the door for 50c, for two months. '44-4- 5 Scribe Staff Application Due April 15th Applications for the 1944-4- 5 staff of Scribe and for the jun-ior issue, which wil be pub-lished May 5, will be accepted in rooms 120 and 115 until April 12, Lorna Call editor, announced. All editorial positions, includ-- i n g editor, associate editor, news editor, feature, social and sports editors, are open to all members of the South High Student Association who will be here next year. Business positions, including business manager, advertising manager, exchange editor, and circulation manager are also open. Application should consist of letters of recommendation from students and faculty members, preferably English teachers for editorial positions, and an essay outlining plans the applicant has for bettering the staff and paper. A full page should be planned, heads written, and ar-ticles composed by the aspirant. Business positions will be fill-ed through essays and letters of recommendation from teach-ers, preferably commercial, V.F. Victor, sponsor, announced. " Spring Motif Featured On Leaders' Assembly The assembly this morning featuring "Spring," is the an-nual program sponsored by the Leaders' club, with the girls' gym department participating. The dialogue, music and danc-ing honored the current season. The script was written by LaRue Forsberg, and introduced the characters of Thumper the Rabbit, and the Old Owl. Joyce Rasmussen and Ruth Krebs did the pantomine for these parts, while Ilene Webb and Carol Heiner provided the voices. Miss Virginia Walker, Miss Iris Sleater, Mrs. Violet Walker, and Miss Myrth Harvey directed the program; Mr. Armont Willardson conducted the orchestra, and Mrs. Day accompanied many of the dances. Some of these were the reeds, dewdrops, breezes, farmers, housewives, daisies, and skunks. The girls made up the dances, and presented them in lovely costumes. The assembly advertised the Leaders' annual dance, scheduled for tonight at 8:30, which will carry out the Spring theme. Dave Wilkins' orchestra will provide the music: admission is an activity card, or 25c. Norma Weight is chairman of the assembly-danc- e, with Susan McCarrel and Pauline Hanks as directors of the dance and assem-bly, respectively. Favors and a floor-sho- w will be the outstand-ing features of the event. Jeanne Norberg, president of the club, commented, "It's really going to be a big affair so wel'll see you there." Roller Skating Club Gains New Popularity Popularity for skating is grow-ing through private parties, which is shown by the membership of 200 in the South high roller skating club, the largest, most active club in the school. Every other party, invitation night, is held where every mem-ber may bring a guest. Lessons are being given, where-by beginners are now able to do advanced dances. Other popular attractions are games and "sing time." Some of the various games are couples, topsy-turv- y trios, bell couples relay races, paper games and various other features. Dur-ing "sing time," all members let loose and raise their voices in yopular songs while skating. Skating on assembly March 10, Frank Hodgson, second state place champion and former South student, proved that skating was more than going around in circles. His ability for jumps and spins was cut down due to the floor, but he proved his skill by doing trick skating and a pair skate with his partner, Ruth Lang. The main trick was the jumping of six boys from a small runway. He has jumped as many as 10 boys at one time and landed successfully. When asked his opinion on skating, he declared that it was the best sport he knew. "Not only does skating provide continued competition," he said, "but it proaides mental and physical relaxation and develop-ment of the muscels and body." South Students Give Red Cross $622.58 Showing the stuff out of which they were made, stu-dents of South topped the rest of the city in the Red Cross drive by giving $622.58. Buddy Morrison and his com-mittee consisting of Miss Dres-sler'- s advisory class helped to put the drive over. Yearbook Staff Plans Yearbook! Well, Whataya Know!! The Southerner staff is plan-ning to publish a yearbook 1! Crow Jarotensen, editor, will be as surprised by the news as anyone! The wonder-even- t will take place sometime in late May or early June. About seventeen hundred suckers let two dollors slip out of their miserly grip for the great privilege of own-ing one of the pamphlets. With the war as an excuse, the staff has been preparing the way to customers' satisfac-tion by spreading the news of how thin the Southerner will be. At least there is one good thing about it the gals can take slimming-dow- n lessons from it. (Ahem!) The r u m o are Shorothy Derrod, assistant ed-itor; Gloria Birch and Audrey Ilorstler, advertising 'editors; Glorious Saylor, business mana-ger; and Juliette Smaack, art editor. Then there's Keno Hen Killam, and Dug McMean flashing them bulbs all over. This will be good, kids . . . or else! Cubs Await Vacation, Housecleaning! ha - ha! After the tumult of report cards and the many events of the past week including the "Spring Fling," tonight, are over, the students of South high school will relax in a week of leisure from April 3 to April 10. This is commonly known as "spring vacation" and is the ex-treme delight of all of the student body. During this week, study-wear- y students will relax and enjoy life for a change. Teachers are over-joyed at the prospects of the students' minds becoming clear of "spring fever." "A rest is just what they need," is the general comment. Students who are now already enjoying prospective mornings in bed until 10 or 11 a. m. will, in the most part, be in for a major let-daw- n. Mother is in the hopes of getting Mary or Junior's help for the spring house cleaning. Oh well! Who wants a vacation anyway ? Dale Bullough Killed In Airplane Crash Dale Bullough, South alum and associate editor of the Scribe dur-ing 1940-4- 1 was killed recently in an airplane crash in Texas. He visited South last December when he was married. In behalf of South high the Scribe wishes to extend its sym-pathy to his family. Music Department Entertains Students In Annual Concert South's music department, un-der the. directoon of Mr. Willard-son presented a musical program the evening of March 23 and in an assembly on the 23. The band, girls' glee and the a'capella choir participated singly and collectively in a program of various types of music on the eve-ning of March 23, and in an as-sembly on the 24. The numbers in- - eluded "In the Hall of the Moun-tain King" from Grieg's "Peer Gynt Suite," "Howdy Do Miss Springtime," "The Lord's Prayer," "The Bells of Saint Mary's," "Comin' 'Round the Mountain," a novelty number and "Rom-any Life" with Joyce Hunt as vo-cal soloist. Dgath of Teacher Causes Great Loss The passing of Miss Josephine W. Sherman, teacher of commer-cial subjects at South high school for almost 13 years, was com-memorated by the playing of "Taps" Tuesday afternoon, the flag having flown at half-ma- st all day. As a teacher, Miss Sherman was devoted to her work and took great pride in the accomplishment of her students. Her memory will long be cherished by those who knew her. Social Arts gals have som-ething to look forward to after spring vacation, for they will be entertained by a puppet show at their next meeting. Mrs. E. R. Donner will put it on; she does this every year for her daughter's birthday. Barbara Birkeland is chairman of this affair.