Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on May 12, 1974 · Page 160
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May 12, 1974

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 160

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CMs and Math Why is it that girls don't like math and the physical sciences? Does society condition them not to become mathematicians or engineers? Surely they have the necessary brainpower. No matter whose fault, the fact remains that math and science remain predominantly male studies. Recently some pertinent data was collected by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement. Ten countries were included in their survey: the U.S., Australia, Belgium, England, West Germany, Finland, Japan, the Netherlands, Scotland and Sweden. The only country where boys did not do better than girls in math turns out to be England .where at the high school level, the girls did just as well. Not only that, the Brit- : ish girls generated a more positive attitude on the subject. Too bad China was not included in the survey. Some of the brightest young mathematicians inacademia today are Chinese girls. by cpamtl* Swift Students and Political Parties Traditionally the Republican Party draws -many of its recruits from the most educated and wealthy segments of the American population. That tradition like many others is going by the board. A recent Gallup Poll reveals that fewer college students are aligning themselves with the Republican Party than at any time in the last 10 years. Currently about one in every seven students declares himself a Republican; In 1966 it was one in four. Nearly half (49 percent) of the 1089 full-time students polled on 60 campuses this past January declared themselves "independents.'' Here are iiie results in reply to the following question: "In politics as of today do you consider yourself a"Republican, Democrat or Independent?" YEAR REP. DEM. IND. 1970 18% 30% 52% 1972 21 38 41 1974 14 37 49 YoftoamfJolui The word is out that Yoko Ono and John Lennon have split--how reliable it is, no one but Yoko and John knows, and neither is telling. Apparently Lennon is making* the rounds of Los Angeles with his former secretary May Pang, while Yoko is making the recording scene in New York with guitarist David Spinoza. Supposedly Spinoza is helping Yoko with her new record album. "I've been working on her album for more than nine months," Spinoza says, "and Yoko is coming up with some pretty weird notes. But so long as the loot is good, it's okay with me." Also from the Beatles front comes the news that George Harrison will tour the U.S. this fatt most probably with Bingo Starr, They will do about 25 concerts in a dozen cities. The contrast between college students and the general public 18 and over in the matter of party affiliation is reflected in this table: Republicans Democrats Independents STUDENTS PUBLIC 14% 24% 37 42 49 , 34 MAY PANG AND JOHN LENNON illiterate Children Fifteen in every 100 children who leave school in England are virtually illiterate. In England and Wales there are more than a million adults who can't read well enough to fill out a simple form. The fault lies largely in the primary schools .where, teachers lack the skill needed to interest students in continued reading and writing. So reports the Cadmean Trust, a charitable foundation, which has finished a study on. reading failure in Great Britain. In order to improve teaching skills the trust is producing a series of films based on the methods of Britain's most competent teachers; TV Violence Violence on television may bring a smile to the face of your son. If it does, watch out--it may very well mean aggressive behavior later, according to three experts in psychology, Ph.D.'s Paul Ekman, Robert M. Liebert and Wallace V. Friesen of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California/San Francisco. In their study of 5- and 6-year- old boys, they found that those who looked happiest while watching violence were aggressive later, and those who looked pained or disinterested were more helpful to others later. The authors' findings with the group under study showed that "facial expressions while watching television reveal reliable information about emotion. Children differ markedly in their emotional reactions while watching violence on television. Such emotional reactions predict subsequent social behavior, including both aggressive and altruistic activities." SUMMER ROMANCE Your summer romance may be as fleeting as the season, but it's wonderful while it lasts. So you always want to look and feel your best, your most natural. 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