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mm" nlwitnLb VOL. XII, NO. 8. SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 1943. Price Five CentsJ Cubs, South Grads Take Army, Navy Tests Youths Seek To Qualify For V-1-2 Or Special Branches, O. C. School Graduates and senior students of the South high school who will be between 17 and 20 years of age on July 1, today completed tests for specialized and officer branches of the United States army and a new navy college training program known as V-1- 2. Applicants were chosen by De-V- oe Woolf, principal, and Miss Winifred H. Dyer, assistant prin-cipal, who approved cards of boys who possess potential officer quali-fications, including appearance and satisfactory scholarship, and who were morally and physically quali-fied. On a special assembly held Mon-day for boys eligible and interest-ed, Miss Dyer outlined specific de-tails of the programs and answered questions held in regard to the programs by the boys. No guarantee was made that re-sults of the army tests would in-sure attendance at an officer can-didate school or the army special-ized training school. However, army officials said that good grades would assure maximum consideration for the highest po-sition in the army for which can-didates are qualified. Men enlisted in any branch of the service were ineligible for the army test, and men enlisted in any armed branch, including V-- l, V-- 5, V-- 7 reseives on inactive status, were considered not eligible for navy exams. Qualifying applicants for the navy program will be sworn into the navy as apprentice seamen, re-ceiving room, board and tuition, clothes, and pay of $50 a month. x,uc period of training will consist of four terms of college work, each of 16 weeks' duration. After this, the men will take specialized train-ing leading to commissions. Alums Cancel Annual Frolic Due to WaiyPrexy Says i The South High Alumni associa-tion will forego any plans for Alumni day and the Alumni Dinner dance, according to their president, Dick Smith, who Friday said that the restrictions caused by the war had totally loopholed the annual event. "Over 50 per cent of South's alums are now in the armed serv-ice, and many of them have gone too far from their home territory to be available for such an event," Dick said. "It would detract from the job that has to be done," he opined. As in former years, plans are pending-- the actual number of alumni who still are in, Salt Lake City and vicinity, and, if possible, a dance will be held, only this year it shall be open to all of the stu-dent body as well as the former students of South. However, he added, there will be no dinner for the topping feature of the day. It all cooks down to a nation at war, and an alumni group which has gone wholehearted for victory, doing their best to gain peace and be able to enjoy such things as the annual South high alumni associ-- Dick Smith. . . . Alumni prexy announces cutailment ,of annual "alumni day" Ihis year. aiton's dinner dance and alumni day, Dick asserted. South Pledges Aid in Truancy Fight Principal Acts On Board To Curb Problem South high faculty and student body members this week pledged mutual cooperation in decreasing the mounting toll of absentees, which drew the attention of, school authorities early this month and has subsequently been the center of more ideas and controversies than any similar problem this year. Principal De Voe Woolf has been appointed a member of the committee to cut the rate of tru-ancy, which, according to Arch M. Thurman, of the pupil per-sonnel division, has reached alarmi-ng rates. Mr. Woolf said that proprietors of entertainment establishments have been asked not to sell tickets of admission to youngsters under 18 years of age, and that the managers are cooperating fully. Police have pledged to pick up' students who are in town without appropriate excuse. Pupil personnel coordinators said that if the students do not cultivate good habits of attend-ance and regularity, the army would do so for them. It was estimated that half the students on the daily absentee list are staying out of school without "suf-ficient" reason. "Sluffing" is recorded on stu-dent citizenship records, it was announced, and consequently, such a record is worse than even poor grades. South teachers have been asked to pull tight the previously slack reigns applied to excuses and blue slips. Henceforth, students must be in possession of appro-priate excuse to be admitted, to class. '43 Scribe Staff Applications Due April 12th Applications for the 1943-4- 4 staff of the Scribe and for the junior issue, which will be pub-lished May 1, will be accepted in rooms 120 and 115 until April 12, Milton Hollstein, editor, announced this week. All editorial positions, including editor, associate editor, news edi-tor, feature, social, and sports editors, are open to all members of the South High Student As-sociation. Business positions, in-cluding business manager, adver-tising manager, bookkeeper, ex-change editor, and circulation man-ager 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 articles com-posed by the aspirant. Business positions will be filled through essays and letters of rec-ommendation from teachers, pre-ferably commercial, V. F. Victor, sponsor, has announced. Graduation Dress Must Conform to Rules Graduation exercise dress re-quirements were presented to the graduating girls of South high school, Thursday at a special as-sembly, by Miss Lucille Monay, dean of girls. The formal dresses must be in pastel colors. , "The formals must be of a cot-ton material. This does not mean kitchen cotton but materials such as: net, organdy, chiffon, cotton rayon, dotted swizz, or peque," Miss Monay said. All girls who could possibly make theirs were asked to do so. The dresses must have sleeves in them. Store dresses of this type range from. eight to sixteen dollars. In former years these require-ments have been the same, so that debutante number 1 would not ap-pear in anything more elaborate than debutante number 800. South Waits Vacation In War Atmosphere Cubs will face a wartime spring vacation this year April 2-1- 1, a good majority of them working in temporary jobs full time, or se-curing positions for the duration of the holiday, in order to further the war effort. There will be many, of course, who will sleep 'til noon, raid the theaters, mob the tennis courts, wear down valuable shoe leather hiking or viewing the countryside on bicycles, but whichever the stu-dent chooses, all Southerners are rarin' to go and start spring vaca-tion's labor or laziness. Students Air Views On World Affairs Speaking on the current prob-lem, world peace, Virginia Liv-ingston, Richard Palmer, Wally Livingstone, and Patricia Young, students from .Miss Myrth Har-vey's sixth period debate class Saturday appeared on a radio pro-gram over station KSL. Miss Harvey regularly concVacts a Saturday pro,gram at 10 a. m., and it is during the 15 -- minute program that students often are allowed to express their opinions on world affairs. Cites Big Improvement 'Changing of the three-lunc- h pediod system threw the prover-bial monkey wrench into the Host Hostess set-u- p, Dick West club president, has announced, but C. Dewey Hale, dean of men, cited a "tremendous improvement in the appearance of the cafeteria," and said that commendation is due to club members for their efforts. Announce Leaders In Contest .Striking the axis in the teeth, and streaking into the lead in the school stamp drive contest, were rooms 311, 228, 215, 32G, and 109, with $482.80, $339.25, $179.00 and $161, respectively. Partiality will not be shown be-cause of the largest amount of stamp totals for each room, but the winner will be judged on the per cent system, Don Giacomo, chairman, announced. The number of students will be no handicap, as the average of stamps per person will judge the winner of the con-test. Giacomo announced that the con-test will end definitely on June 1, and he urged that all rooms strive to become the winner of this drive. It will take a little scrimping on the students part, but the victor will gain he spoils, room presidents announce. "No Slacks," Rule Southerners In Scribe Opinion Poll Ma Scribe reporters this week he-hash- ed the old, old problem of whether or not girls should wear slacks to school, and obtained a negative answer from the stu-dents in a cross sectional poll. The question as put to the stu-dents, both boys and girls, ran "Should girls be allowed to wear slacks to school, now that they are in wartime circumstances and are faced with the problem of a clothes ration?" Tabulations were as follows: In favor of wearing slacks, 34 per cent. Against wearing slacks, 64 per cent. Undecided, 2 per cent. With only two per cent unde-cided, South students voiced de-cided views, pro and con. Said one girl: "Slacks are comfort-able and the girls can consequent-ly work better in them. They're also patriotic, since they're dur-able and save on other clothes." Boys voted almost solidly against the movement, with more than 80 per cent of the "nays" registered by the male sex. The boys emphatically declared that "although the war has moved in on the school, we still like our women feminine!" "To be or not to be" ... hmmmmm . .. . South stoogents obtained the same old answer in Scribe this week. Plan Formal Dance Shag's annual Girls' dance has been set for May 1, Julie Spitz, president, announced Friday. The dance will again be formal, but further particulars have been withheld. Question Scholarships Queries as to whether local scholarships will be awarded to students of South high school is as yet undecided, according to Miss Winifred H. Dyer, assistant principal. Unsettled world condi-tions may prove to make schol-arships unobtainable, authorities feel. Scholarships Announced EVANSTON, 111. One hunded freshman scholaships will be awarded to high school seniors by Northwestern university for 1943-4- 4, it was announced today. The scholarships, which vary from $100 to $300 and cover part or full tuition, are awarded on the basis of scholastic record and fi-nancial need. They are awarded on a national basis with no competi-tive examination. The deadline for scholarship ap-plications is April 15, 1943. Appli-cations may be secured by .writing to Director of Admissions, Pear-sons Hall, Northwestern university, Evanston, 111. Gals' Enrollment Tops Figure Set by SAMs South high school girls have at last put one over on the boys, but they can't claim the credit for themselves! The weaker sex has at pres-ent 67 more members at South than do the Sams. This re-vealing statistic Friday was gleaned from office workers who admitted that there are 861 femmes in the school as compared to 794 men. Enrollment, totaling 1655, has dropped considerably since the first of the year, when 1829 stoogents registered. The de-cline is due mostly to boys leaving for the armed services, war industry, and the Univer-sity of Utah, it was announced. Many Jobs Open EVANSTON, . 111. Boys and girls who are working their way through college arei finding an in-creasing number of new occupa-tional fields opening to them in these days of the manpower short-age. A survey of placement opportu-nities for college students con-ducted by Dr. Frank Endicott, di-rector of Northwestern university's placement bureau, revealed that not only are jobs more plentiful than ever before, but that they of-fer valuable experience in essential business and industries. This holds true for women stu-dents as well as for men, Dr. En-dicott said. A typical list of open-ings during the present school year included jobs for stenographers, saleswomen, chemists, statisticians and many others.