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PAGE TWO THIS PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT. INDIANA SUNDAY, MAY W, 1S62 GILBERT'S "What Young People Think" Youngsters Score High on 'Common Sense 1 ANSWERS By Eug/5iic Gilbert Pres. Gilbert Youth Research Co. Today's teen-agers haven't been tried yet, but they certainly have been tested.' Before the average teen-ager finishes high school, he is, put through a seemingly endless series of tests and quizzes designed to evaluate his personality, his intelligence, his habits, his background, his aptitudes, his attitudes, his capacity for advanced work, his ambitions, 'Ms fears and his opinions on just about everything from. early -dating to nuclear waepous. The other day < on a bus we heard a lady say, "What they really need is a test to show if they have any common sense." The lady spoke too soon. We already have such a test and have given it to thousands of youngsters across the country. Most of them did very well. In fact, we wonder if the lady on the bus would dp half as well. The "common sense test" devised by our'research staff isn't like most tests' and surveys being conducted these'- days. To begin with, it's a lot of fun. Secondly, it calls for facts rather than attitudes or opinions. But the facts themselves, that is, the answers, reveal a lot to the 'person being tested. Most of the questions concern separating the truth from the fiction in a lot of old sayings and adages handed down from generation to generation. Some of the information is trivial, but all of it is fascinating. The youngsters seemed to have so much fun taking this test that we decided to give others the same opportunity. Accordingly, we will list the questions, tell how the test takers did and then give the answers at the bottom of the article. There are 20 questions in all, so get pencil and paper, and let's go. Ready? 1. Could a house be built in the United States with each corner in a different state? If so, where?Surprisingly, 77 per cent of the teen-agers questioned 'came up with the right answer. It certainly speaks well for the way geography is being taught these days. 2. Is possession points of the law? really nine Only 39 per cent of the youngsters knew just how much truth there is in this old saw. Do you? 3. Why do wild geese fly in a V-shaped formation? .: Only 25 per cent of the' youngsters got this one. 4. Is it unlawful to write , a check in an amount less than $1? Today's genration knows its way around a checkbook—86 per cent qualified on this question. 5. Can blackbirds be white? The question may appear to be enigmatic, but 54 per cent of the kids solved it. 6. How much money -is the human body worth? The answers here ran all the way from 50 cents to "priceless," but 41 per cent were either right or awfully close. . 7. Which is heavier, milk or cream? This was a half-and-half proposition, about half of the kids were absolutely wrong and the other half absolutely right. 8. How did the word "tip," as in leave a tip in a restaurant, originate? Waitresses claim that teen-agers are notoriously poor tippers, which may account for the reason why 99 per cent of them had the wrong answer. 9. What does R.S.V.P. mean? Eighty-five per cent of the girls, compared wilh 60 per cent of the boys, knew this one. 10. Do mice grow into rats? Nine out of every 10 kids can answer. 11. How long is a light year? Nearly 80 per cent of the youngsters were in the dark on this question. ; . 12. Why are. Marines called "leathernecks"? Thirty per cent of the boy.3 but only 16 per cent of the girls knew why. Is that why thore are more boy Marines than girl Marines? 13. Does the common house fly everbite?. Only 33.5 per cent of the young sters swatted this one down. 14. Do goats eat tin cans? Apparently teen - agers today know more about goats than flies —77 per cent scored on this one. 15. Does lightning ever strike twice in the same place? Three out of every four kids can tell you this answer. 16. How long do turtles live? Including the boy who answereo "until they die," 84 per cent came a cropper on this one. 17. Is perpetual motion possible? Be careful, 65 per cent had this one wrong. 18. How far can the average person walk into the forest? More than half walked into the right answer on this one. 10. What is the greatest tance "as the crow flies" thai can be traveled in the contiguous United States? The fact that 19 per cent of the youngsters could answer this ioughie reaffirms what we saic about modern geography leaching. 20. Can a fire started by light ning be put out by water? Fire insurance companies please note that 92.3 per, cent of the teenagers tested knew this one. Teeners' Own Aft festival A Sellout In Massachusetts TEEN-AGE ARTISTS exhibited and helped run the Worcester, Mass., first County Teen-Age Arts Festival. Left to right, Paul Caroll, Gerry Kussell and Marilyn Kiddcr. winning entries in all fields of the arts. Teen-agers were involved to the hilt in all phases of the festival. A 50-member teen-age committee assisled at the public opening, and served as aides at other events. SLudenls in the food trades class of a vocational high school prepared Ihe refreshments for Ihe first night reception. The printing class at a boys' vocational high school designed and printed the concert program. One teen-ager with a green thumb brought in plant arrangements from her own greenhouse lo decorate Ihe exhibition galleries. The highly sought after prizes included scholarships'to the School of the Worchester Art Museum for art winners; a music scholarship to a member of the Wor• Chester Youth Orchestra; U.S. savings bonds and other prizes for poetry; and cameras for the winners of the photography class. When devotees of the arts-in Worchester, Mass., began making plans for a teen-age arts festival, they had no idea the project' would generate such enthusiasm. So You Want To Be An ENGINEER 1. Yes. On the comon border of Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. 2. No Just an old proverb without legal justification. 3. The leader of the flock is at the apex, of the flight triangle. In advancing against the wind, each bird .avoids the wake of the preceding bird and can see the leader more easily. 4. No, Checks can be written in any amount. 5. Yes, albinos do occur in the species. 6. About $1 according to commercial prices for the body's chemical elements, r 7. Milk. 8. Probably from the Old English verb "to tip," meaning to give, or from Greek word "diedol," meaning a coin of small value. 9. Respondez s'il vous plait, .which is French for "ansv please." 10. No, each is a different species. 11. Roughly, 5,878,000,000 miles — or the distance that light can travel in a year. 12. From the leather-lined collar that was once a uniform regulation. 13. No, . but the stable fly which does. 14. No, but they often will eat the labels to get at the : salt in the' paper. 15. Yes .often the same building is hit may times in electrical '.storm: 16. Giant tortoises live 150 to 200 years. Sea turtles may live even longer, but no acceptable proof has been established. 17. No... 18. Half way — then he's walking out again. It's a joke, son. 19. 2,835 miles from Cape Flattery, Wash, to a point on the Florida coast just south of Miami. 20. Yes. Nearly 800 paintings, drawings, and graphic designs flooded the Worchester Art Museum, while heir creators waited breathlessly o see which would be chosen or the 10-day exhibit. Also, in a poetry competition or which the directors expected inly a sprinkling of entries, 260 icems were submitted. In addi- ion, 100 photographs and color ranparencies were entered. The entire Worchester-area had a cultural fiesta which spilled all iver the museum galleries. Archi- iald MacLeish, who' twice has won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, ippeared to give readings. There were art studio. demonstrations, ilms showing,, a concert in which he Worchester Youth Orcheslra ook part—and the mighty task of dnning blue ribbons on prize- Adkins Named Dean For Indiana State TERiRE HA'UTE, Ind. (AP) — >r, Edwin P. Adkins, now direc- or of education at State University College, Albany, N. Y., has >een appointed vice president, and dean of the faculty at Indiana TEEN CORNER hya Joins Jazz hunt Jo Soviet BY DICK KLEINER Newspaper Entarprise Assn. NEW YORK (NBA) •- When Benny Goodman, the noted jazz man .invades Russia, he'll take with him a girl vocalist named Joya Sherrill. She will thus become the first American jazz singer to perform in the Soviet Union. This, of course, is an honor which the lovely Miss Sherrill.ap- preciates. It is nice to know, too, that our national interests are in good hands—Miss Sherrill is a fine singer, an intelligent woman and a beauty. Many people are under the impression that Joya Sherrill has been retired for the last five or six years. Actually, she has been relatively inactive but far from retired. She left the Duke Ellington band to rear a family but never for a moment considered herself out of music. '. , "I did only things which were, meannigful," she says. "I didn't want to sing just anywhere, but I would sing if I felt it meant something:." She accepted a few night club dates and she did some recording. One noteworthy album' she recorded was Columbia's "Sugar 'n' Spice,"' which consisted of 12 songs with words and music by Joya Sherrill. It was her songwriting which got her into the business in the first place. As a Detroit teen-ager, she liked to sing. And one song she wanted to sing was "Take the A Train," .popularized by Ellington. She couldn't sing it, because it had no words, so she wrote her own. Her father, a writer, arranged for her to do it 'or Ellington when he played in Detroit. He immediately offered her a job singing with the band, but she bought he was just being polite and .anyhow, she was still going to school. Six months later,-Ellington .called her long distance ..and this time she realized he mea'iit it. With her mother^ as chapeiione, she joined the band when she was 15. the Educational R e q u i rements: Bachelor's degree in engineering is minimum; proportion of engineers with advanced degrees still small, but growing. (A few engineers enter the field with training in physics or one of the natural sciences.) Personal Requirements: Keen interest in math; ingenuity in solving problems; good business sense; interest and ability in detail. Advantages: Largest profession for men and one of fastest-growing; big current demand (employment prospects through the mid-60's good because there is no anticipated rise in the number of engineering graduates until then; good salaries initialy, marked increase in earnings as experience is gained; 2 ' specialized fields, but since there is a common gody of knowledge of engineering in each, engineers can shift readily from one field to .another. Disadvantages: Need for keeping abreast with everchanging developments by- reading, participating in societies, etc.; pressure to meet deadlines; certain branches of engineering require continual relocation. Salaries: Inexperienced .engineering graduates'earn from $5.- SOO to $6,825 depending on the kind of engineering; engineering graduates with a master's degree receive $800 to $1,400 more; salaries for those with a dpcto- SPECIALIST on a high-powered construction job is this civil •engineer whose work today may embrace rapidly-developing fields like city planning, highway hydraulics, and soil mechanics. rate, between $9,000 and $11,000 a year; marked increase in earnings with experience (median annually salary of those .with ten, years experience, $10,000—with 2( years', $12,400; 10 per cent o those with 20 years' experience earned / $17,600 or more): ' tale College. The ISC board Friday also named Dr. Richard H. Gemmecke dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He is a history profes- or. Dr. John W. Truitt, now Michi;an State University director of he men's division of student af- 'airs, was appointed dean of student personnel services effective July 1. ' • Arlerburn Assumes Chief Justice Post INDIIANAPOLIS, CAP) - Judge Norman F,Arterburn of Vincennes 1 take oyer Monday as,.the chief justice..of,the Indiana : :Supreme Court for -six months. .'.. Arterburn will, succeed Chief Justice Harold E. Achor of /Anderson. The positon of chief jus. tice is rotated among the five members of the court twice yearly, in May and in November. Winter Returns To The Austrian Alps INNSBRUCK, Austria (AP) -^. Winter returned to the Austrian Alps Saturday with heavy snowfalls Mocking mountain roads and causing danger of avalances in tourist areas. Avalanche warnings were 'sounded in, Tyrol province where up to 2.5 feet of fresh snow fell overnight at 10,000 feet, altitude and more snow is forecast. She'll sing 10 songs roodman band on their six-jveek .our of Russia. For the occasion, she's leaimed one Russian song. And she has assembled a wardrobe of 12 gowns, which she hopes will "daziile" the Russian women. (The men will undoubtedly be dazzled automatically.) "I'm concentrating,"' she says, 'on gowns which have unusual 'abides. I understand the Russians are awed, by fabrics. The State Department told me not to feel offended iif they come up and feel my dresses." Concert pianist Ruth Slcnczynska is an excellent cook, when she isn't whipping up concerti. Her specialty is Polish dishes. "I love to cook," she says, "but '. can't say cooking excites me. A person who has a standing ova- ion would never get; excited over a pudding." DICK'S PICKS-The hit instrumental, "Stranger on the Shore," now has had lyrics added, and Andy Williams has a good version on Columbia. Others: "Free" (Anita Bryant, Columbia); "A Summer Place" (Joanie Sommers, WB); "Wanting You" (Maxine 3rown, ABC-Paramount); "Another Dancing Partner" (Damita Jo, Mercury); "Marianna" (Johnny Mathis, .Columbia); "Having a Party" (Sam Cooke, RCA); "Carnival" (Herbie Mann, Atlantic); 'Midnight in Canaveral" (The Cliff Dwellers, Liza); "Don't Turn the Corner" (Pat' Torpey, Epic). For pleasant springtime listening, try; these new albums—on RCA, Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops have "Pops Roundup," with; an all-western-song program; Time's new Process 7 Oseries includes, a delightful album by Hugo Montenegro and his orchestra; Angel has Sir Malcolm Sargenl and the Pro Arte Orchestra with a collection of; Gilbert and Sullivan overtures; MGM has LeRoy Holmes ,and his orchestra with music from "All-American"; Re prise's "Off. Shore" features the harmonica of Leo.Diamond will an-orchestra.. On the classical side, there are two fine recent'.albums featuring lop pianists. Angel has Hour; Lympany, with Sir -Malcolm Sar gent and the-Royal Philharmonic playing Rachmaninoff's P i a n i Concerto No.' 2-and three of hii preludes; and Capitol has'Leonan Pennario p 1 a:y i n g. sonata's -by Beethoven, Mozart'and. Haydn. Laos Rebels Mounting A Mew Attack VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) - The ebel P.athet Lao was reported mounting a new attack in south- rn Laos Saturday as Souva-nna 'houm,:[ the neutralist prince, ook first steps to renew negotia- lons for a coalition government. A military spokesman for Prince ioun Oum's pro-Western government said the pro - Communist orces vcere, threatening Saravane southern Laos, but he denied eports ,j from Thailand that the own allready had fallen. He siiid Pathet Lao columns were 3(1 miles northeast and 22 miles southeast of Saravane, vhich iis about 75 miles Ifrom s' southern border with Cam- sodia. The town is only 50 miles ront the_ Thailand border and about Ihe same distance from South Viet Nam. Ubon, site of .a radar ofoserva- ion post Ihe United States is juildingj in Thailand and likely camp fcir some units of the deterrent American force building up n that country, is about 100 miles tfli the southwest. Tcheppne, 80 miles north of Sa- •avane, j already is being used to channel 1 arms and men from Communist ijforth Viet Nam to aid ttie Viet Coilig guerrillas in South Viet torn. Pathet Lao occupation of Sara- •ane and its airstrip would open ii network of jungle roads for wid- ir infiltration into South Viet Nam, and also into Thailand. A government spokesman reported on May 6 -that the Palhet jao hail occupied Ban Phone, a junction commanding roads from Jaravane to iPakse near the Thai- and border and Attopeu in southeastern Laos. The Thailand newspaper Bangkok Poift said Saturday Saravane was- surrounded and under heavy fire. This was the same newspaper which said Friday that the Thailand Defense Minslery had reports the -town had fallen. The Palhet Lao set a mine miles east of Vientiane and blew up n 'iirmy truck loaded with ;roops, an informant from the scene reported. He said five soldiers were killed and two wound- d. :.-.•'Avtar Singh, Indian chairman of the -International Control Commis. sion, sa'id Prince Souvanna has sent a letter to King Savang Vat- lana asiWng for an audience, and will convene a new summit meeting of Laos' three warring princes soon after the audience. Souvauna has been agreed upon by both: East and West as the choice llor premier of a new government that would include the Mhet Lao, neutralists and Boun Oum's 'pro-Westerners. Nothing washes out a romance lister than a wishy-washy Romeo. Women expect their suitors to B firm, resolute, decisive. They may chafe at the bossiness of men but—secure in their own sweet superiority—wouldn't have Jiem any other way. The ritual of dating is keyed to his balance of power—man b& lind the wheel, woman behind the man. When the man relinquishes he wheel, Cuipd takes a tumble. From the very outset, therefore, he man should assume command. hside-he may be all aflutter, but lis attack should be direct and his manner confident. : Even before calling for the date, 16 should intimate, if possible, his ntention of doing so. Upon calling, IE should come right to the point. He should avoid those ancient lalls—"Guess who's calling?" or Iceland Voters ction In C\ty r Towns REY1CJAVIK, Iceland (AP) Iceland's .voters will choose new city and town councils Sunday in an election that will test Communist strength in this N1ATO county defended by 4,000 U.S. sailors and Marines. Traniicending local issues, this Frst countrywide, vote since a coa lition {[overnment took office in February 1960, will be watched closely i. in Washington and Moscow f<|r clues to. the effect ol ceaseless Communist propaganda against the North Atlantic Treaty Organization base and its American gSjrrison. Iceland,. a nation o! only UfS.OOO,' Has no irmed forces of its <bwn. " . . The Communists, who'caplurec almost! a fifth of the' vote at the For Thai Difficult Complexion— MARCEU'S Hypo-AHergic COSMETICS exclusively at Central Drug Co J TASTY SNACKS At Our Soda 'Fountain • Taste-Tempting Food for Every Mood . . . See all the good things wa havo to eat. Com* In for lunch, mid- of let noon snacks or a lata-date bite. Try one of our big, succulent , sandwiches especially good with a cola drink. Come In and troal your tasia. CENTRA! DRUG STORE SODA FOUNTAIN 41 h at Broadway Indecision Earns Deriskn for A Mllquetoasty Date From the very outset the man should assume command. 'Whatclu, doing Friday night?" Both leave the girl in a pickle. If she knows who's calling (as she probably does) it suggests a dearth of beaux; once she's confessed Deing fres Friday night, it's hard :o invent a complication if your plans lea-re her cold. So out with it! "This is Sam Smoolhy. Would you care to go to the Elks dance with me Friday night? SUrts at 8, dress is sweat- er-and-sk..rt, we'll double with 13ill and Lou."' This w;iy she can demur grace- full yor accept and know what she's in For. * * * SHE will definitely want to know if she's in for dinner. If she isn'l, you don't have to say so explicitly (thus exposing your chintziness) but somehow make it clear. Selling the lime late enough shoul ddo the trick. ast general election in October 1959, have assailed (he base as danger to the country, a blow ) national pride and a threat to cullure. They sought last March to cancel the American-held license for a television station at the U.S. Naval Base at Keflavik hut were defeated 43 to 8 in Parliament. The Communists claimed the station, the only one in the country, was damaging the culture of 1,000 Icelanders who owned sets and luned in on jazz ami Westerns. The base issue was the fore, front again (his week wilh the expulsion of the Czechoslovak Irade envoy from Iceland. The government charged he tried to get an Icelandic pilot to collect information on the kind and number of U.S. military planes at the base. About 99,000 Icelanders ar celi- gi'ble to vole, 43,000 of them in ihe city council election in Reykjavik, the capital, The Reykjavik council has 15 seats, with the Conservative Independence party holding 10, the Communist party there, the Leftist Progressive par- fy one and the Social Democrats one. The Independence and Social Democrat parlies are represented in the coalition government head- dd by Thors. Prime Minister Olafur "Movie starts at 7 pick you up at a quarter to" will suffice. Plan the date to a T. Never say "What do you i vanl lo do lonight?" lest she :iay "What do YOU want lo do?" thus starting a Gaslon- Alphonse rouline wilh. a strictly unfunny ending. At moiit, offer her ;i couple of alternatives ("Drive or drive-in, my dear';") but don't worry her pretty head wilh details. She hai enough trouble deciding what Ihii wear without mapping out the i-nteriianment, loo. * * * THE TWO decisions; left to the woman lire what time to go home and, on .irriving home, whether lo invite you in. If the man suggests going home it implies his dale's company is less thar. irresistible. Nor should he invite himself in because only she knows how lired she is, how many Mrs. Grundy's are in the neighborhood, how tolerant her parents .are of late male callers. Even i'i the door, however, the man should avoid vagueness: If he wantt another dale, he should ask for ane, specifying time and occasion, instead of the awkward "We mu.'it do it again sometime." If he vanls a goodnight kiss he should nimove his hat, pucker up and move in confidently. The height of wishy-washiness is to ask permission for a loss. (COPYRIGHT 19G2, GENERAL FEATURES CORP.) 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