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The Journal of Hoalth - Physical Education. Recreation, published monthly September to April inclusive, and bi-monthly in May and
June, by the American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation, 1201 Sixteenth St., N. W., Washington 6, D. C.
Entered as second-class matter at rate of postago provided under 34.40 PLR at the Post Office, Washington, D. C., under Act of
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Subseription prices: $2 for membership dues covers Journal subscription fee. Memberships start only in Jan., Apr., Sept. All members of the
Association receive the Journal. Regular membership, $5 (for students, $2.50); Professional membership (including $3 Research Quarterly sub-
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copies of the Journal 60c; of the Quarterly, $1.25. The American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, founded
in 1885, is a non-profit organization and is · Department of the National Education Association, Articles may be submitted as
contribution to the profession. No renumeration can be made. The contents of previous issues of the Journal can be found by consult-
ing Education Index. Copyright, 1957, by the American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, National Education
Press, and my advice was requested in the matter of disposing of them.
I am sending you a complimentary copy with the thought that you might like to have it for your own files and in the event that associates, committee peo ple, students, or fellow-workers would be interested in getting copies, Association Press has instructed me to say that in minimum quantities of ten copies (a they now are), a special price of 254 per copy can be quoted which would mean a minimum order of ten books Send your order directly to Association Press, 291 Broadway, New York 7, N. Y. and if possible send your check with the order.
HAROLD T. FRIERMOOD
Readers-here's your chance to send us your comments. Write a letter to the Editor. DEAR EDITOR:
Your idea of the JOURNAL pages covering the National Convention is terrific! Just thought that I would drop you a note to this effect to let you know that one of your readers likes the idea. The entire convention was well handled in the supplement!
Trust that the National Office is moving along smoothly and that you are looking forward to 30,000 members in another year or two!
NEWTON C. LOKEN
University of Michigan
I hold in my hand an unbound copy of the book, Keeping in Condition-A Handbook on Training for Older Boys. This was written by Harry H. Moore and contains an introduction by Clark W. Hetherington who was at one time Supervisor of Physical Education for the State of California.
Although this book was first published 30 years ago by Association Press (with a number of reprints during the next four years when the particular copy I now have was issued), it is interesting to note the concepts advocated then in relation to ideas now being discussed with the current interest in fitness,
This book is in the nature of a "museum piece." A few unbound copies were just discovered by Association
I am very much interested in mimeo graphing and distributing to our stu dents copies of Jean Mayer's articl “Exercise Can Keep Us Fit” published in the September 1956 JOURNAL. This i a very splendid article and one whicl all our students should have the oppor tunity of reading.
The article would be reproduced in it entirety, with credit given to Dr. Maye and the JOURNAL. It is hoped that per mission will be granted. No sale i intended.
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Nation-wide survey on sex education in the schools; outlines program and
Persons wishing to reprint JOURNAL article should write a letter such as this. Permissia is usually granted when the reprints are fc professional use and are given proper credi
Thought your September issue wa excellent — very comprehensive and ir teresting. Good work!
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i a basketball playday clinic on Decen ber 8, to train student officials. Woul it be possible to have 25 reprints of ti article to give to those coaches presei at the clinic? Will you please let n know if there is a charge?
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HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUMS
2. Uniondale High School, Uniondale, New York
by JOSEPH ANDERSON and AL PETERSON
leadership of John J. Forester, superintendent of schools.
In planning the physical education facilities, a Facility Planning Committee was organized. This committee was composed of physical education teachers from Uniondale and neighboring school districts and lay advisers from the community. The lay advisers were men and women active in outside-of-school youth groups.
The actual planning of facilities was based upon the recommendations of a Curriculum Planning Committee. The gymnasium, locker rooms, swimming pool, etc., were planned to accommodate the type of physical education activities set forth by the curriculum planning group. The tremendous challenge of co-ordinating ideas and plans for the building was accepted and completed as a doctoral thesis by Robert M. Leifels, to whom much of the credit for this outstanding educational structure must be given.
The indoor physical education facilities were designed to provide first, for the regular curriculum; second, for the intramural program; and third, for spectator-competitive sports.
In anticipating the needs of Long Island students, study groups became aware of demands resulting from the geography of the area. With no part of the Island more than ten miles from either Long Island Sound or the Atlantic Ocean, much of the leisure time of the population is spent in swimming, boating, or fishing.
For too many years, it has been assumed that, since so much water is near, the learning of swimming and life-saving is somehow acquired automatically. Tragic headlines of drownings proved very forcibly that competency in the water is by no means instinctive. Therefore, to aid students in participating fully and safely in what would be a main source of leisure time activity, a swimming pool was included as an added teaching station. INDOOR FACILITIES
Boys Gymnasium. A two-teacherstation boys gymnasium 100 ft. x 104 ft. is located in the northeast section of the building, permitting immediate entrance and exit from the boys outdoor physical education through the locker room. Since the boys gymnasium is planned as the main center for competitive sports, this location provides for the entry and departure of spectators through a main entrance immediately adjacent to the gymnasium proper. This entrance, in turn, is at a point closest to the main parking facilities of the high school.
The interior of the gymnasium is equipped with an electrically operated folding partition, recessed in the wall when closed. When opened, it extends from the floor to the ceiling
Boys locker room and tote baskets. Left to right, Mr. Anderson and Mr. Peterson, the authors.
In 1952 the town of Uniondale recognized the need for a new high school including physical education facilities. Plans for the entire school were presented to the community (PTA's, civic groups, etc.) under the
Uniondale High School. Note fence for safety.
1 Participants In National Facilities Conference, A Guide For Planning Facilities For Athletics, Recreation, Physical and Health Educatio Athletic Institute, Inc., Chicago, 1947, p. 33.
Indoor swimming pool 30 ft. x 75 ft. I in., complete with one-meter board and concrete bleachers for 250 spectators.
forms. This basket is so constructed Activity Court Dimension station
as to have a number plate and a hook Basketball 74 ft. X 42 ft.
for the suspension of a lock on its 35 ft. X 42 ft.
2 Volleyball 60 ft. x 30 ft.
front side. Baskets are stored in a Badminton 44 ft. x 30 ft.
1 mobile shelving unit accommodating Shuffleboard 42 ft. x 6 ft.
1 80 baskets. To insure adequate proAn 84 ft. x 50 ft. basketball court tection of the articles stored in the of regulation size is included for in- baskets, all carts are stored within ter-school competition. Seating for a steel mesh cage when not in use. 1500 spectators is provided along the Storage of everyday clothing by stueast and west walls with folding dents while actively participating is bleacher seats. Adequate entrances taken care of by providing sufficient and exits are provided. The east wall 12 in. x 12 in. x 60 in. lockers to acseating includes five sections, 16 ft. commodate the largest class which long, with 10 rows in each section; will use locker facilities at one time. while the west wall has five sections, Adequate showering facilities have 16 ft. long, with 16 rows in each sec- been provided for by including both tion.
tunnel and individual type showers, Locker Room. To provide for max- with sufficient areas for drying. imum personal hygiene in the locker
Multi-Purpose Gymnasium. A multiroom and at the same time allow for
purpose gymnasium 30 ft. x 35 ft. is expansion as the student enrollment
available. This area may be used for increases, a tote-basket system is participation in rhythms, dancing, used. Such a system requires that remedial or corrective work. It also Each student enrolled in physical ed- conforms to the necessary specificaucation be supplied with a 12 in. x 13 tions for a wrestling room. in. X 8 in. steel mesh basket for the Girls Gymnasium. The girls gymstorage of physical education uni
nasium, located in the south-central
Activity Court Dimension station
1 Volleyball 51 ft. x 31 ft.
1 Badminton 51 ft. x 31 ft.
1 Shuffleboard 42 ft. x 6 ft.
1 Tote baskets and showering facilities are similar to those used in the boys area.
Natatorium. A natatorium with concrete bleacher seating for 250 spectators is located east of the boys gymnasium. Although spectator accommodations are provided, curriculum planning indicates that this facility shall be concerned, almost exclusively, with regular day school instruction. The natatorium is made available to the community at such times which do not conflict with regular instruction providing such community activities are properly supervised and regulated.
The pool proper has over-all dimensions of 30 ft. x 75 ft. 1 in., thereby providing for five lanes 6 ft. wide for distance swimming. The shallowest portion of the pool is 3 ft. 6 in., gradually sloping to a diving area of 10 ft. 6 in. This gradual pitch allows ample shallow water for instruction to beginning swimmers and provides an area for advanced swimming and diving.
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