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We, the SPECTRUM staff of 1932, publish our SPECTRUM, know-
ing that you who read it will fully understand and appreciate just what
we are trying to portray to you. We Seniors, having finished four years
of high school, years full of laughter and tears, happiness and disappoint-
ments, are leaving behind us a book of memories that we hope you'll like.
As a true heritage, each one of us carries away with us a deep affection,
loyalty and gratitude to A. H. S., our Alma Mater.
As a theme for our book we have chosen that famous old city, Alex-
andria, Egypt. Our own Alexandria, "Not on the Nile, but just as worth
while", is equally famous in the hearts of every student in A. H. S.
Cleopatra's Needles, drawn as an outline of each of the division
pages in the SPECTRUM, were two magnificent Egyptian obelisks of
red syenite and originally stood before the Temple of the Sun at Heliop-
olis. They were removed to Alexandria in 14 B. C. One has been set up
in London, and the other in New York City. The latter is sixty-nine feet
thick at the base and weighs 200 tons. It rests on four bronze bases.
The sides bear inscriptions of Thothmes III. and Ramses II.
The Administration page portrays an Egyptian Pharaoh and his
tokens of authority, a whip and a staff.
An Egyptian drawing of a bird, said to be a god, makes up the division
page of Classes, and the Activities page pictures another queer-look-
Another drawing, that of the Features page, portrays the famous
lighthouse which stood oi the coast of the rocky island Pharos. The great
lighthouse, resting on a base 100 feet square and of great height, stood
for nearly 1,600 years and was regarded as one of the seven wonders of
the world. It was finally destroyed by an earthquake in the fourteenth
The last division page in the SPECTRUM, introducing Athletics,
shows an Egyptian drawing of a king.
And so we come to the end of our book of memories. We hope you
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