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From left no right: w. Jones, 1. Benson, L. Mattoonf L- Conklin.
F. Crocker, M. Wilson
Editor - Winifred Jones
Asst. Ed. - Isabelle Hughes, Florence Olmsted,
Bus. Mgr. - Eileen Rundell
Assts. - Betty Brown, Dorothy Wright,
Art Ed. - Floyd Crocker
Assts. - Viola Walruth, Donald Weber
Sports Ed. - Irvin Benson
Asst. - Mildred Towner
Photography Ed. - LaVerne Conklin
Club Ed. - Leah Mattoon
Asst. - Carol Campbell
Literary Ed. - Mary Wilson
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Bottom Row: H. Harp, M. Hawkins, B. Mattice, L. Tillman, D. Shults, H. Connor, C. Wescott
Second Row: R. Gaiser, W. Ghesbrough, E. Blake, M. Armstrong, H. MacMillan, L. Bullett
Third Row: J. Mattice, S. Shults, C. French, M. Shults, E. Goodspeed, M. Hauss, G. Benjamin
Fourth Row: M. Lyke, D. Carroll, E. Gardner, A. Rippey, L. Baker, V. Strong, B. Bruen
Not Shown: E. McAllister, P. Fox
One cold frosty morning in the year 1840, several boys waited furtively,
but gleefully, in a country store opposite the schoolhouse. They were waiting
for the bell to ring, but nine o'clock came, and no bellg nine-thirty and
then ten, - still no bell. These boys, the night before, had palntaklngly
climbed to the belfry, turned the bell over and filled it with water, knowing
that by morning it would be frozen and no bell could summon them to class.
Inside the schoolhouse was one large room with a long, low stove near the
center for heat and desks were built along the walls. The teacher.was en-
throned upon a platform where his all-seeing eye could detect the playful or the
loiterer, and with a birch ruler bring him back to the pursuit of knowledge.
Even with all that has been said and written about these early schools,
they were a definite step forward in free, public education. It was left for
America to provide universal education, Education was needed for everyone if
people were to understand the principles and problems of American Democracy.
Standards have been rapidly advanced for teacher tralningg men and women
are entering the profession today to pursue it as their life work. America
Marches On! - and with it, Education goes hand in hand.
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Trees, flowers and birds
Democracy I see.
For everywhere I look about,
UNCLE SAM AND I
United States of America I Peace hath our God given,
It means so much to me: America he has blestg
Now, my fellow-citizens,
We must do the
We, who are the youth,
Even seem to know
That our love for America
Will never cease to grow.
Can overcome the wrong
If daily we set out to bear
All our burdens with a song.
You are our life, America,
We'll love you till we dieg
And we'll always be filled with pride
'When Old Glory passes by.
Look about you, Americans,
See your blessings hereg
Look again, Americans,
What have we to fear?
WHAT UNCLE SAM MEANS TO ME
A century and a half ago a new government was ordained in America founded on something almost new to
Europeans - Liberty. In the years that have followed, the United States of America has become a design for
equality and justice, leading nations-and peoples to liberalism all over the world. Today this takes on
new significance. With oppression and suffering being felt all about her, America becomes a sanctuary of
these principles, not only to others who, in peril and distress, look to her for aid and relief, but also to
Americans in whom are awakened a new devotion and greater zeal for making them secure.
Uncle Sam guarantees us Liberty with happiness and security and provides equal opportunities for all
his people. An American's life and possessions are his own, to be used for whatever he desires: he is called
upon for his services and contributions only when the safety and integrity of the country is at stake. Ours
is the right to worship God in the church of our choice, subject only to the dictates of our own conscience.
The decisions of life are left with us. We are free to frame and carry out our own ideas, to criticize the
government, and to suggest improvements. We are endowed with the right to express our views peacefully to
But, this is only the beginning of the kindness of Uncle Sam. These personal liberties and many more
are guaranteed to all citizens alike, to the merchant or the farmer, the minister or the office holder, the
industrial worker or the business magnate. The franchise is granted to all citizens who are capable and
deserving of a voice in governmental affairs. The great fortunes and opportunities of this vast land of
almost unlimited resources are free and open to all who will only invite opportunity to their doors. As a
student, I know the boundless possibilities offered in schools to every American boy or girl who is eager to
prepare his life for a useful future.
Probably the most precious endowment which Uncle Sam can offer is the felicity which we enjoy. In this
traditional land of peace and comparative security, we are fairly safe from repeated and disastrous hostility
and strife between nations which so often shatters the tranquility of human existence. In this country, states,
of a size to be considered nations elsewhere, are joined in mutual friendship and diffidence, all deriving
their authority from the central government. Here, peoples of scores of nationalities, religions, races and
creeds, are united with one ultimate goal - to form a perfect democracy. Here we can pass our lives in
happiness, comparative peace and reasonable abundance. Let us, as Americans, rally ardently to the defense
of our beloved WLand of the free and home of the brave,W for in the realm of Uncle Sam, Compassion and the
Golden Rule prevail rather than Oppression and Iron Rule.
Fred L. Sharp
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