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SUNDAY, JANUARY 26,1958 THE PHAHOS-TKIBUNE mi 10GANSPOBT PRESS, MGANSPOHT, INDIANA PAGE ELEVEN GILBERT'S "What Young People Think" They Would Rather Be Scientists Than President BY EUGENE GILBERT PRESIDENT OF THE GILBERT YOUTH RESEARCH CO. "If nominated, I shall not run; If elected, I shall not serve." It doesn't take much -interpre- tion of that statement to determine that Gen. William T. Sherman didn't want to be President. And it doesn't take much inter- pretion of our latest poll to determine that an amazingly high percentage of American youth just doesn't want to President either. The poll takers asked the young people flatly: "Would you like to be President of the United States?" Only 8 per cent of the boys and t per cent of the girls said yes. But here's a switch: 11 per cent with 25 per cent rating, were other favorites. , Generally, it was the girls who held teaching in the front rank. Only one out of 10 boys desire to be teachers while half the girls said they plan to enter the field. It .is interesting to note that the desire to teach apparently rises in the young men as they grow older. Only 2 per cent of those 13-15 years of age call themselves prospective teachers. In the 16-and-over group, the figure is 15 per cent. More girls than boys plan to enter the medical profession. Our figures for that category were: Girls, 3 per cent; boys, 22 per cent. " Medicine is remunerative, respected and enjoyable," said Edward S. Beneville, 18, of Ithaca, N. Y. as Robin Brown, 13, a Hewlett, N. Y., high school freshman. "I can't see any young boy who'd like to become President with'the problems and the world tension surrounding us today," he said. It's just not worth it." They'd Rather Be Scientists Sarah Lee Saunders of Denver put the same idoa in a lighter vein. "Problems! Problems Problems! said Sarah, adding, "And I c.on't know how to play golf!" If the great majority of young people don't want to be President, •what do they want to be? We asked that question on another occasion and 55 per cent told us they plan to enter one of the professions—science or engineering, teaching, medicine, law and the like. Two thirds of 'these professionally minded young people said they want to serve mankind. At the same time, 52 per cent expressed the opinion material rewards are higher in the professions than in other lines of work. Perhaps it won't come as a great surprise to find the girls more influenced by service opportunities than boys. Five out of six girls said being of service is most important while only slightly more than half the boys gave the same answer. "Professions allow you to serve the community, be independent,and live comfortably," said Charles G. Stemwedel, 19, of Kenilworth, 111., touching all bases. "Professional men appear to be more respected than most," added 19-year-old Forrest T. Patterson of Burlington, N.C. Some of our viewers-with-alarm' will be glad to note that science and engineering together scored a high of 29 per cent on the popularity list. One girl in eight has her eyes on science as a career, Teaching and medicine, each ambitions. A career in law drew the nod from about one in 10 while less than 2 per cent told of plans to became clergymen. One in 10 said they plan professional careers but are not yet sure of their field. Doctors Get Top Respect Except in the teaching field, the young people demonstrated that their respect for the various professions is much greater than .their ambition to enter them. This is particularly true in the clergy, law and medicine. Against the less than 2 per cent who sai d they want to be clergymen, a whopping 46 per cent placed priests, ministers and rabbis on the list of the professional men they most respect. "Clergymen are very happy self- scarificing people," said a 16- year-old girl. "They try to better humanity," added a 15-year-old. Medical men and women are respected by 56 per cent and lawyers by 2o per cent. Science also drew a respectful 20 per cent and engineering 14 per cent. The teaching profession provec to be comparatively low in the esteem by the young people. Only one in four named it on his list of the most respected professions. Youth's chief complaints againsl the professional people with whom it has the greatest contact seems to be a feeling that teachers lack re- pect for them. ' What can the teachers do about it? "Treat us like human 'beings," suggested a 15-year-old Brooklyn boy. If the teacher gave more respect to the students, they would get it in return," advised Oscar SHROM STAOI TAON 0.. .. Hommel, 15,' of Dallas. • A Massachusetts boy said he thinks "more firmness with the students" would earn respect for Science and engineering together are first choice for 29% of those polled. More girls than boys included in 25% who plan medical or nursing careers the teacher while a 17-year-old | most? ,^ ncottmea&eA . TEEN Medaryville, Star City, Students Mostly Favor US Aid To Education Students at Medaryville and Star City high schools seem to be in favor of government aid to college students, according to a recent poll. This question was asked: "There is a move to use - fideral funds to expand the teaching of science and to finance indigent but science-minded students in college, all as a defense aid. Are. you in favor of this program? Juniors and seniors in the two schools gave these answers: JOAN. STOUT, age 16, grade 11 "Yes, I believe federal funds should be used for this purpose. Scientists are needed in this country and if they have talent, I xjlieve the government should ?elp them get through college. When they get through, I believe hey should be under contract to the government for a certain number of years. We need all the scientists that we can get for the furtherment of our national jovernment through science. The Russians make their students take science in school so I believe that we should at least take enough nterest, in our students to help them get through school." JUDITH STOUT, age 16, grade 11 "Yes, I am in favor of this program. There are many students who might be able to do much for our federal defense program if they had the money to go to college. Russia is'far ahead of us in the program of guided missiles and satellites. If there are students who are science- minded, but not able to send themselves to college, I think that Federal funds should be used to further their education. There is tools to keep our country strong. in the world." EDWINA GUDAS, age 17, grade 12 "Yes, I think of more students had the finances they would go on to college and study science. I think the reason Russia has so; many scientists is because they give them schooling without cost. If this program had been into effect here several years ago, perhaps it would have been the United States and not Russia to IvUia IAJ KCV^J uui ivvuiiti y aM. vug> in-i. • i i\^ \ n The only obstruction in their wheel iP"t the first satellite into the sky. of training is the lack of finance. A special fund set up for this woud pay off in valuable dividends of imperative if our country is to remain "The land of the free." MELVIN GORSKI. age 19, grade 12 "I am in favor o£ this program. I think it is a very good movement. Some people would like to go through school to study science but haven't the money. They are more .likely to end up as laborers in a mill rather than scientists without the education. The demand for mill workers is not half as great as the demand lor scientists. With modern studies, Honor Roll At Kewanna Announced KEWANNA—The first semester honor roll at Kewanna high school has been announced. Students receiving all A's were: Lillian Montz, Marcia Hizer, Richard Graffis, Betty Hendrickson, Sandy Miller and Karen Baker. _ None below C: Vera Wickline, pk 1)uT"to~use"their chance" to| Barbara Troulman. Judy Bobbins, make good, the country is bound:Linda McVay, Nancy Walters, TERRY LEHMAN, age 18, grade 12 "Yes, I'm in favor to help the young men and women who have the capabilities of helping the US. get ahead in science. If the peo- to get a few hard working young scientists out of the deal. I'm sure many people would benefit by the plan." MARY JONES, age 17, grade 12 "I am in favor of this program. A lot of potential scientists and matbemaititions lost the chance to go to college for lack of the a , JC n^. , — —.... money, or not quite enough brain improvement in science and more to win a scholarship. Yet ttiese scientists, the progress of our I same people will often make bet- county will increase faster andlter students and finished products 1*0 ,Won«. Tirill hp stronger." because they learned to study in the defense will be .stronger.' LONNIE STEELE, age 17, grade 12 "I think that federal aid would be the best thing that could be done for people who can not go to college because of their financial standing. Some people who have ability in science, yet are less science being taught in the! not able to finance a college us less homework." Questions Aalccd Would you like to be President? Would you like your son to be President? , Do you plan to be a professional man or woman? What professions do you respect MALE POLISH Don't Get Funny When Having fun teenagers and adults of America, i off steam singing songs like "June It's interesting to note what songs Is Bustin' Out All Over", "Zip-a- iHnvo hP*,n written duriwe dif- DaJDoo-Dah" and "Tampico". This young man seems to be breaking rules 4 and 6. About the biggest blunder a man can make, socially speaking, is to take lightly what someone e.'se takes seriously. It's particularly fatal when playing games, an activity associated with fun and hence just begging to be taken lightly. But fun, as it happens, is the last thing most men look for in games. Whatever their forte — checkers or golf, croquet or curl- tackle it in deadly profession do you plan to follow? Do you want to be a professional person because of greater financial chances for service? Do you think professional people get more money, than business people or those in ordinary jobs. MUSICAL NOTES school, and anyone who is science- minded should be helped to further his education if he can not do so personally." MARY MIKS. age 16, grade 11 "I think it would be a good idea for them to use federal funds to •help the students who are too poor to pay their own way through college. One of the reasons is: It will give us more scientists to improve our country. Even if the people are poor, and have to have federal funds to pay for their education, I think it would be worth the money, especially if they are science-minded: Maybe, if the government would pay for their jducation they would become great scientists someday." JEANNE TIMMONS, age 16, grade 11 I believe that at least a portion of the 'federal funds should be used to finance the education of scientific-minded students. The United States is far behind Russia in the number of scientific workers Russian, students are required to scientists the United States could i 11 ^' ever have. So I believe that fi- sc ™°''. During this century the popular was common to the hit parade, song has had a hey-day with both In the late 40's Americans let have been written during different periods of the 20th century. Through the courtesy of the public library we looked through several books to bear out this statement. 1/et'j take stance. This the ISOO's for in- ten year period it implies it WAS nottiing and makes your opponent look and feel like a duffer. Rule No. 4: Be kind to the equipment—especially if it isn't yours. Rule No. 5: Don't give unasked- for advice. Rule No. 6: Don't clown or show- ing—they earnest. The folly of trifling with such devotion is obvious. Unfortunately checker buffs are inclined to view golf as exercise for imbeciles, and golfers get fidgety even thinking about an immobile game of checkers. This intolerance for, or amusement at, someone else's beloved pastime gets even 'the most polished men in trouble. The only solution is to know Games Etiquette and follow it unwaveringly. * * * Practically every game requires SOME concentration, so the first rule is: pretend to concentrate even when you're not. This means no chitchat, no shaggy stories, no wisecracks. Restrict conversation to comments on the game, and hold these to a Sentimental 'Tampico" songs 'became the thing during the Korean fighting, Johnny Ray's sobbing made him a star in' the early 50's. Today the craze is rock and roll. What does this mean? What 'is tire mood of the American minimum. Rule No. 2: Don't moan and goan. When you scratch the 8-ball or trump your partner's ace, w^nce if you must but swallow the temptation to bewail your "off game" or make threadbare excuses. Rule No. 3: when you lose Be a good sport . . . but not TOO good. Remember, if you show no disappointment at all, your opponent's feat in beating you seems no feat at all. Similarly, if you win, be modest, but aot too modest. If you shrug k «« with "Oh, ft WM nothing," off. Some enthusiasts, of course, are more ardent than others. Much depends on the game. Billiard players, for example, are a notoriously grim lot. Never tangle with one unless you're willing to be grim too. When playing billiards, you snould hold down not only on chatter but on noise of any kind. Just the sound of a cue being chalked rattles some aficionados. And stay out of their line of vision when the shot is being made. If some men had their way, billiards would be played in a total •acuum. To confuse things more, Rule No. 5 has an exception in billiards. If you see someone playing the wrong ball or making an error subject to penalty, advise him about rt before he shoots. But don't advise him about his fouls. Every man calls his own fouls in social play. Speaking of social play, it's not entirely cricket to look for bets. All the same, if there is money on the game, it's advisable to practice mere etiquette instead of less. # # * Q * A on P'i & Q's Q) "I accidentally ripped a hole in the felt of a. friend's pool table. He seemed a little disgruntled but when I offered to pay for it, he turned me down. What's Hoyle? S. T., Indianapolis, Ind. (A) Hoyle is to have the felt replaced AT ONCE. As a guest in another person's home, it's rude to offer money for lomething you DFCflC seemed to be a gay' sentimental time. Here are a few of the songs published during that .period: The Bird in the Gilded Cage, 'Ragtime Cowboy Joe, Sweet Adeline, Ida (sweet as apple cider), Alexander's Ragtime B'a'nd, St. (Louis Blues, Peg 0' My Heart. Moving on to 1915, the first World War was underway and an American song writer, looking ahead, wrote "Keep the Home Fires Burning." When the U.S. entered the war, tunes like' "I May Be G-one For a Long, Long Time," "God Bless America" and "Over There" became popular, indicative of the mood at that time, In the several years following the war, sentimental songs were the fad. "I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time", and "April Showers" were typical hits then. Then came the Roaring Twen- aes. Crazy songs like "Doo Wacka Doo" led the hit parades in those carefree days. Other typical tunes o>f the Twenties were "Chicago", "Three O'clock' in the Morning", and "When My Sugar Walks Down the Street." The Charleston era also gave us such standards as "Blue Skies" and "Star Dust." The depression brought with it cheer-up tunes like "Sunny Side of the Street", "Bidin' My Time", and "Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries." "Moon" was commonplace in tihe titles of tunes around 1933 and 1934. Such songs as "Only A Paper Moon", and "Orchids in the Moon light" were tops on the best sell er lists. As the people were in gayer moods toward the end of the 30's so were the tunes. Here are a few examples: "Beer Barrel Pol•Ica", -"Jersey Bounce", "Elmer's Tune", "This Can't Be Love", and : ''Beat Me Daddy". because they high school where, more than ucation, could be some of the best: ver nancial aid would be all right as long as it was only the'people in need who received the aid. A test should be taken to determine the person's ability in science before tie gets aid. STAR CITY TOM CAPPER, age 16, grade 11 "Yes, I am. A program by the government to help needy students would insure a student capable of mastering modern science and education. Many of the great scientists of history have come from families that had little money. A program of this type would give more people a chance to serve their country in national defense as a scientist." KAREN McFARLANO, age IB, grade 11 "Yes. In this age of scientific and atomic- research, there are many developments that are yet to Jackie VIRUS. Ronnie Miller. Nancy Luhnow, Bill Downhour, Robert Burton, Cheryl Worl, Nancy Trout, man, Robert Hoff, Earl Clyde, Tom Zuck, Susan Turner, Edith Lull- now, Steve Ley, Mary Zuck, Ncdra Zellers, George Walters, Mary Ruth Anderson, Luanne Adams, Joan Graffis, and Sharyl Johnston. B average, none below C: Leona Geisler, Bill Harris, Mary Ann Chizum, Trudy Troulman, Patty Pier and Karen Whiteman. The honor roll for the third grading period has also been announced. Students on this honor roll call: All A's—Joan Graffis, Mary Ruth Anderson, Cheryl Worl, Sandy Miller, Karen Baker, Marcia Hizer, Lillian Montz, Tom Zuck, Nancy Wallers and Richard Graffis. • B's or above—Bill Harris, Sharyn Johnston, Luanne Adams, Linda Shidaker, George Walters, Nedra Zellers, Mary Zuck, Steve Ley, _ _ . . Edith Luhnow, Susan Turner, Earl Sandra Grandstaff, Larry Rains, j Clyde, Robert Hoff, Nancy Trout- Tom Hilkert; Mike Jones, Janice man, Robert Burton, Bill Down- likely, the "brain" didn't have to." lucerne Hioh School Honor Roll Announced LUCERNE—LeAnn Shafer has been named to the "A" honor roll for the third grading period of the semester at Lucerne high Students named to the "B" honor roll were: Catherine Barrett, Bonnie Burton, Kay Hasclby, ftinehart, Bruce. Chuch Basham, Bill Marshall, Lona Karan Clary, Karan Grandstaff, Kay Herd, Jim Barr, Bob Barrett, Auther Burrough, Barbara Haselby, Jane Barrett, Mary Scheetz. Receving honorable mention were hour, Nancy Luhnow. Ronnie Miller, Jackie Vigus, Betty Hendrickson, Linda McVay, Patty Pier, Judith Robbins and Barbara Troutman. B averages, none below C— Vivian Brown, Karen Whiteman, Mary Sandra Young, Mary Barrett,:- Masteller, Vivian Montz, Rhoda Dodt, Sharon Fultz, Mick Scheetz, Kathy Hicks. study science, while in the United be revealed. The world is full ofi States it isn't a required subject scholars who in years to come will in high school. Therefore, there aren't as many scientific workers in the United States. I think that if capable students are willing to study in a college that teaches science, they would be a credit in the future defense of the United States. EDWARD KALECKI, Jr., age 16 grade 11 Yes. Because there are many students with high-school intellectual scientific minds who can not in destruction." have the opportunity to present their knowledge and discoveries to •humanity. In this nttmber of •future scientists there are undoubtedly countless ones that do not have the financial aid to further their education in their chosen fields. If more scientific research ,were available, the future generations would be benefited much more by the use of the atom in energy heat and power rather than Peru Youth Named fraternity President PER-U — Morry Mannies, son of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Mannies of Peru was elected president of his fraternity, Kappa Sigma Kappa at Ball State Teachers College this week. Mannies is one of the few sophomores who has ever achieved this high office. As a rule this honor is accorded a senior. Mannies was president of the Freshman class last year and at the present time is serving as vica - president of the student bo'ly. people or at least the teenagers atford to go to a goo d college. | KENNETH HASELBY, age 17, today? What would'you say? Arei AU tWs ta]ent j n . the scientific " " they letting off steam or what.? j fie]<J would be wa sted if the fel- We don't know, -we - can only | eT . al government would not pay for guess. How about your opinion? (Drop us a line during the week 'and let us know your idea. Jimmy Rodgers has out two new ones. Both "The Long Hot Summer" and "Oh-oh, I'm Falling hits TOT In Love Again" could be could Pat Boone's "It's Soon To Know" and "A Wonderful Time Up There." "The Stroll" has replaced' "At the Hop" as the top tune on the Parade of Platters Ms week. "Dee Dee Dinah" is second and "Get A Job' is third. Here are the top •ten tunes on the Parade of Platters: 1. The Stroll 2. De De Dinah S.Get A Job 4. Stood Up 5. La Dee Dah 6. Short Shorts 7. At The Hop 8. Peggy Sue 9. Sugartime lis education. Actually this would be'a good investment for the government. Maybe some time these scientists would find a means of saving hundreds and hundreds of ives. This certainly is a must or the government, which would jenefit the whole world. I think t is the duty for the government and the Ameriran people to pay for the education of their future scientists. KENNETH ABLER, age 17, grade 12 "Thomas Jefferson said, "The least government is the best government." When, government aid s given to any group or individual, it is usually granted because the person or group knows someone, not something. Any .grant ol such aid would encourage indigent people to study science only a means of being educated, and 10. Why Don't They Understam Thought of the reserve on the bench as the coach looks for a substitute: "I'm Available." J.1 Honor Roll Announced AtMedaryvitteHigh MEDAiRIYViliULiE — The honor roll at Medaryville high , schoo has been announced by George L Welch, principal. Students on the honor roll are: Seniors: Kenneth Ahler, Judy Johnston, Leslie Lewark, Lonnie Steele, Anita Wappd. Juniors: Doris Rosenburg, Jean Timrbons, Donna Witt, Edwin 'Witt. Needless to say, as the second! Sophomores: Charles Corburn, Lynette Getz, Garnet Hill, David not entering a field of their choice. The basic cause I think, for a dif- fkiency in scientific-minded people is the lack of inetrest and support given to it in the elementary and high schools of our^ nation. As this is improved, so will be our defense." JAMES SHIELDS, age 17, grade 12 "I think this is a very intelligent move on the part of the government. Since other countries of the world, including Russia, have been progressing so rapidly in their field of scientists, I think it would be wise to pay some pie's way through college. There are many people in the United States who are mentally qualified to take up this field, but daily limited and this would give them the chance for better learn World War broke out, a flurry of war songs appeared on the mar- •ket. How about these: "Der Firehr- erf's Face." and "Praise the Lord •and Pass the Ammunition"? Tunes like these were also popular: "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", arid "Good. Night Wherever You Are". As the war- drew to a close a xmg »uch as "I'll Be Walking With My Btawy tooon, »oon,.Kxm) Kroft, Katbryn Kruger, Kay Munter, Larry Salrin, Vernica Vlach. Freshmen: Linda Anliker, Eugene Van Leman, Dougjas Evans, Rosiland Ford, Jerry Hill, Sharon Johnston, Nola Owen, Willis Pullin, Carol Traub, Veleta Wendt, Kay Yoman. If cheese becomef dry, Male it grade 11 "Yes. I am in favor of this program. I am in favor because students that are science-minded jut financially unable to go to college would be unable to use their talents for the betterment and defense of our country. Money used to educate them would be a better defense investment than the making of tanks, guns, planes, etc., which are out of date shortly after they are made and must be replaced. The students could continue to serve their county for tihe rest of their lives instead of just a few years like machines." SHARON OPLIGER, age 17, grade 11 "tt would be very wise to use federal funds to expand the teaching of science. We don't have enough scientists and the ones we do have won't be with us forever. We need new scientists to take over where the old ones leave off •Many students would, like to go on x) college but can't afford it Money doesn't make brains but you do need it to' advance your knowledge through college. This move could be a crutch to the smart person who couldn't other wice "affi»4 to help his country.' 1 KAREN BARKER, age 17, grade 12 I am hi favor, of this program for two reasons! First of all, we fought to be a democratic nation with equal rights to all. Second ly, if anyone would sit down to think about it, common sense would tell him that because a. per son is wealthy, it doesn't mean he is neccessarily scientific-mind ed. P-oor people have made somi of the most important discoverie: Sixth Grade Students AflokeCicotfWrife Poetry In Classroom LAKE CICOTT-Sixlh grade students of the Lake Cicott school during the past week have been writing poetry. Each pupil wrote hree poems or more to read to he class.. As a highlight of the poetry study, the group composed a poem n the class room with each pupil [dding something. This is their PAUL A. BAILEY, age 18, grade 12 "The Unites States . has been forced to yield first place in scientific achievement to the Soviets. There should be a fund set up for expanding -• the education oi science-minded students. Undoubtedly there are thousands oi such' students who could play at important part in our defense oi tomorrow. Many bare the mental Trudy Troutman, Barbara Mastel- er, and Vera Wickline. The eighth grade is making plans for their Valentine party which is to be held at the Method- st church on February 15. The school recently bought five new two-tone typewriters. Four of .he typewriters are in use in the junior and senior typing classes and one was bought for the office. Monday evening is the tentative date for the carry-in dinner and program honoring the basketball players for winning the county tourney. On Monday morning, the students gathered in the gym for. an informal program to celebrate the Kewanna victory at the Fulton county tourney. After the program school was dismissed for the day. The basketball team, then went to Logansport to have pictures taken. A small circus was presented in the gymnasium the third period, Wednesday morning. The juniors sponsored the movie, "Battle Cry" Friday evening in the gym. 3oem: NATURE God created birds And God created bees, God created leaves to put upon the trees. God created skies and made them heavenly blue God created grass and sprinkled it with dew. God created land and God created sea. God created you— and God created me. f/gfcfAfonfjcef/o Musicians Given fins MONTICELLO — Eight seniors in the Monticello high school band have received gold lyre pins. Perdue Powlen, band director,' presented the pins on behalf o! the band parents. Those receiving pins were: Beverly Bowsher, Don Criswell, Wayne Dimmitt, Sue Dyer, David Wilson, Judy Arnott, Dale Million, and Presley Arnold. The pins were presented at tt»« regular meeting of the Monticello Band Parents club. \irns OTOR1TE WALLET PHOTOS From Your favwit* Snapshot* or Photo* $1.00 Beautiful, Double Weight, Silk FlnJih Prints Only 20 Have plenty to exchange with your friends and relative* We make the negative — No Charge QUICK FILM SERVICE 524 Eart Broadway Hione 4444

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