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ganize an anti-jaywalking club in every advis-
ory group. When the members of the advisory
group signed a pledge promising to obey the
traffic rules, they were presented with tags to
wear as a sign of their cooperation. A roving
class photographer snapped pictures of pupils
caught in the act of jaywalking. These pictures
and posters, exhibited in the corridors, aroused
much interest and merriment.
Anti - .laywalking Project
As a result of this campaign, not only has
jaywalking been reduced, but the students en-
gaged in it received valuable, first hand experi-
ence with a phase of American citizenship -
that is, dealing with a hazardous traffic prob-
lem, This practice also had democratic values.
lt impressed upon the pupils the social and poli-
tical responsibilities of the individual to his
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llur Anti - Jaywalking Pr
Last autumn, when the city of St. Louis
launched an anti-jaywalking campaign as a
phase of their major traffic control plan, the
public schools were invited to cooperate, Since
Central High School lies along a very busy thor-
oughfare, which most of our pupils must cross
on their way to school, an anti-jaywalking cam-
paign seemed a very practical and worthwhile
project, It seemed an opportune time to try to
establish in our student body a consciousness of
the need for pedestrian cooperation to overcome
the traffic hazards in our school community.
This project fitted in very nicely with the
work of the American Problems classes, which
had just completed the topic of "Propaganda
and the Devices for Influencing Public Opinion".
Both classes decided to test their skill in the use
of these devices in an Anti-jaywalking Cam-
paign. They drew up lists of things they needed
to know before launching the campaign. Pupils
at once volunteered to gather the information.
Prom then on to the end of the project, time
was given at the beginning of every class period
to any committee of pupils which wished to
report its progress or ask the class for advice or
authority to pursue an activity. In this way
pupils learned responsibility for group action.
One small group of students visited the Traf-
Hc Division in the City Hall to get a copy of
the Traffic Code and learn the provisions of the
ordinance on jaywalking. Another group visited
the Police Station in our community to talk
over our project with the Police and ask their
The next matter to be considered by the
classes was the diffusion of information to
others. Ways and means for informing the
whole school' were decided upon. Every pupil
agreed to advertise the project by speaking to at
least ten other pupils not engaged in the project.
The classes also selected the propaganda devices
to be used, and grouped themselves into com-
mittees, each committee assuming the responsi-
bility of using one of these devices. So they
made up slogans and posters picturing the pos-
sible consequences of jaywalking, The slogan,
"The life you save may be your own," figured
prominently in the posters. The Principal and
student leaders were interviewed for statements
on the value and need of an Anti-jaywalking
Campaign. These testimonials appeared in the
daily bulletins and in the school newspaper.
Playing upon the desire of every school child
to belong to a club, a committee decided to or-
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Allied Youth, llentral's Largest Ulull
Allied Youth is a teen-age organization to
help young people learn the facts about alcohol
and face the social pressures of drinking.
lt was organized in the early l93O's by Dr.
Daniel A. Poling and a group of other national
leaders who felt a new approach to alcoholism
was in need.
Allied Youth is non-political. It welcomes
all young people regardless of their faith. lt
sets no scholastic, economic or social standard
for membership. The only requirement for
membership is that you are in the age range of
I4-30 years and interested in the objectives of
Allied Youth, which are:
l. Teach the facts about alcohol:
Z. Establish an alcohol-free fellowship of
3. Conduct programs of character educa-
tion, teaching individual responsibilities
to the community and societyg
4. Strengthen personalities among young
Officers and Sponsors of Allied Youth
5. Help community understand its alcohol
All members are inducted using the induction
ceremony. During the induction ceremony the
symbols, which make up the Allied Youth em-
blem, are presented to its Post officers. The
The Torch-Stands for enlightment, which
lights the path by means of proper and
correct educational facts.
The Shield-Stands for vigilance to guard us
against the enemies of youth.
The WreathffStands for victory. sets for us
a goal towards which we constantly
The Golden Cord-Stands for unity of effort
in a common cause for the welfare of
All members make an oral statement, during
the ceremony, explaining his purpose in joining.
saying: "My purpose in joining Allied Youth is
to seek the truth concerning beverage alcohol
and the best way of life in relation to this
Allied Youth is mostly organized in high
schools and colleges rather than churches and
communities. It is co-educational while many
other character building organizations aren't.
Allied Youth is one of the most popular clubs
at Central as well as all over the United States.
Allied Youth reaches out as far as Hawaii and
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