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iiiJi /£,- WJ* Vol. XXX, No. 9 Denver, Colorado, Thursday, March 2, 1944 Price, 10 Cents Five-Hi-Jive Is Planned East's Representatives . . > by Ed Choate ... to the Inter-School Council, which is planning an all-school dance, are pictured above. They are: Betsy Reeves, Bill Falkenberg, Cynthia Anderson, Chuck Newton and Patsy Joffee. Brierly Reports on English Youth in War "BIRCHING, STOVEPIPE HATS AND STRIPED TROUSERS are still the traditions in English schools, even though many changes have taken place," said Justin W. Brierly, East High English instructor, who has arrived home after two and one-half months as a civilian observer in the British Isles. Mr. Brierly went at the invitation of Brendan Bracken, M.P., British Minister of Information, to visit the United Kingdom as a guest of the British Government. During his visit, he studied the contributions English youth is making to the war effort, the effect of war on the educational system and Britain's post-war educational plan. "The great public schools of Eton and Harrow have changed little during the war," Mr. Brierly stated. "Etonians still wear stovepipe hats, striped trousers and long-tailed coats and Harrowians favor their straw hats as usual. Birching is still the common punishment for offenses, although it is now administered only by the headmaster and by the head boy in each house. Not only are the boys prohibited from attending movies or dating, but they are allowed to invite only their sisters to the school dances and co-education is uncommon. "There have been a drastic change in education because of the war, however," Mr. Brierly remarked. "As a result of the evacuation, when the city children were moved into country homes, the English people discovered that many thousands of children were undernourished and inadequately clothed and were not even familiar with the rudimentary habits of sanitation. Milk is now available in all schools and students may purchase a hot noon meal for the cost of the food alone—ten cents. "Educators agree that the greatest contribution of the English youth to the war effort is in man-hours of labor in industry and employment as well as an increased responsibility at an early age. Ninety per cent of the children leave school at the age of 14 and, in the past, have entered apprenticeships for four or five years; now, after but a short period of training, they assume adult activities. "After the war, many city children will spend a year or two in country schools to understand their country better, to get a more liberal education and to receive the health benefits of country life," Mr. Brierly said. "New subjects such as American History and American Literature and various social science courses will be introduced and additional attention will be given to mathematics, science and physical education. The age at which children leave school will be raised to 15 years and all secondary education will be made free." All-School Dance To Be March 25 "EAST IS EAST AND WEST IS WEST and never the twain shall meet" is a famous quotation from Kipling, but if he were to come to the Five-Hi-Jive, Saturday, March 25, at the Coronado Club he could see Angels, Cowboys, Vikings, Rebels and Bricklayers dancing together in perfect hamony. The dance is the first of its kind to be presented by the Inter- School Council. The council is made up of the head boy and head girl of each school together with the editor of the paper and two council members chosen by them. Its purpose is to create better co-operation and feeling between the high schools. East's members are: Betsy Reeves, Chuck Newton, Patsy Joffee, Cynthia Anderson and Bill Falkenberg. "It isn't necessary to be a jitterbug. All you have to be able to do is two steps forward, one back, to have a good time at this all-city dance," said Margie Salmon, secretary of the council. Francis Feese will furnish the music and Pete Smyth of KLZ has charge of the floor show besides acting as master of ceremonies. Bids will be 85 cents including tax and due to space limitations there will be only 250 bids available which is about 50 to each school. Hot dogs, soft drinks and ice cream, will_be sold. "Date dress and suits will be the proper attire," said Belay 'IlccVca, girl president at East. "We aren't worrying about juvenile delinqueny, but instead we are trying to plan an easy, economical and ecstatic way to meet and make friends among the other schools," said Fred Vondy, president of the council. "If this dance is as big a success as we have reason to believe it will be, we plan to have similar dances every week if we can secure a place large enough to accommodate more people than the Coronado Club," he continued. Members of the committees are: orchestra committee, Ed Karns, Manual; Marji Nitsch, South; Jack Stoltz, West; Patsy Joffee, East; Don Evans, North, and Al Spalti, West. Ticket committee, Cynthia Anderson, East; Tony Delmonico, Manual; Colleen Davison, West; Betsy Giger, South, and Nancy Roberts, North. Those serving on the refreshments committee are: Allen Miller, Manual; Betsy Reeves, East; Merle Kline, West; Harmon Downs, North, and Elaine Bush, South. Help committee, Chuck Newton, East; Ralph Merritt, South; Margie Salmon, West; Vivian Collins, Manual, and Fred Vondy, North. The publicity committee, Eugene Levin, West; Virgie Williamson, Manual; Eddie Pudlick, North; Bill Falkenberg, East; Dorene Spahn, Manual, and Virginia Dare, Manual. "The plan was brought to the council by L. D. Keeler, teacher at Barnum, who felt that any attempt to plan teen age functions should be done with the co-operation of the pupils themselves," according to Margie Salmon. Pre-induction Driving Course Is New Unit "PRE-INDUCTION DRIVER EDUCATION" is a new unit of work that will be introduced to 10A general education classes at East High School this spring, announced Miss Margaret McNally, English and general education teacher. E. A. Church, of the Colorado Motor Vehicle Department, addressed a recer.t meeting of all general education teachers and explained the new course. He promised the co-operation of the Colorado Motor Vehicl Depar:- ment to help in the teaching of this unit by sending speakers, pamphlets and other necessary information on the subject. "This course has been suc- csssfully taught throughout the country," Mr. Church said. At the end of the nine week course a card will be issued to students having satisfactorily completed the requirements. This card, when shown by a boy or girl applying for a driver's license, will eliminate the written examination. It may also be used by a boy, upon induction into the army, if he desires to be considered for the motor corps division of the armed forces. "Although it may be taught in other grades, it is going to be exposed primarily in 10A this spring and will probably be a required subject by ncr.t September," stated Miss McNally. "Help Control Inflation" is another topic that the general education calsses are urged to take up. Because of its timeliness it deserves special consideration." Miss McNally said. She added, "Inflation will either be fact or will be controlled in the near future."
|Call Number||C379.7881 E13sp|
|Title||East High spotlight: vol 30 no 9|
|Title-Alternative||The Spot light : official publication of the students of E.D.H.S.|
|Creator(s)||East High School (Denver, Colo.)|
|Summary||Newspaper produced by East High School of Denver, Colorado. Included in the paper are photographs of students, articles on school events and sports.|
|Date||1944 March 2|
|Physical Description||8 p.|
East High School (Denver, Colo.)--Students--Writings.
East High School (Denver, Colo.)--Periodicals.
East High School (Denver, Colo.)
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|Reproduction Available for Purchase||Yes|
|Digital origin||reformatted digital|
|Street Address||1600 City Park Esplanade|