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past year I hardly need to read the questions:
"Is Mary's age correct as stated? Is she a
citizen of the United States? Is she trust-
worthy? Would you trust her with valuable
war information? What can you say about
her health? Was she absent much for sick-
ness? For tardiness? etc." Fortunately,
Mary was in school this fall long enough for
me to learn something about herwnough
to answer the questions. However, many of
these requests are for pupils who were here
before my coming and in their cases I call
upon other teachers in the building to fill in
the knowledge not shown in the record form.
This won't be necessary for you boys and
girls because the new record system gives all
this personal information. Our next request
will show 'you how the new record form
works, how your record may be used in the
This calls for a character reference. It
appears that James twe'll call him thatb has
applied for work in some large business where
he will be exposed to large sums of money.
The company wants all the information we
can give on James as they can't afford to take
any chances. James was in the class of 1944
but left last year, so we have a fairly com-
plete story on him. After filling in the usual
information on subjects, grades, etc., we
come to the more personal items. This is one
of those cases I don't like. Because on the
Personality Record of this boy there have
been recorded estimates by ten different
teachers covering the qualities of "Serious-
ness of Purpose, Industry, Initiative, In-
fluence, Concern for Others, Responsibility,
and Emotional Stability." These ratings for
james are low and I doubt that they will be
of any help to him in securing this position.
Then there are questions about truancy,
attitude toward teachers, attitude of other
pupils, etc. All in all, this form gives quite
a complete picture of a pupil and if one didn't
know james personally, he would have a
pretty good idea of his general make-up.
I wonder if this boy realized when he was in
school that he was making a record that some
day would prove so important to him?
It is too late to do anything about James'
record. But what about yours? It isn't too
late for you. You are making your record
right now. Each day you contribute some-
thing to that record, either through class-
room recitation, or after school activity.
Make a good record. Leave the kind of re-
cord behind you that future principals will
enjoy passing on to those agencies always
writing your school for information to help
predict your probable success in their line of
work. Make a record that you can count on
to be of real help to you in landing those jobs
that you have set your heart on. Pardon-
the phone-back again. That was the tele-
phone company wanting us to recommend
two senior girls to train as operators. An-
other trip to the safe and the Record Book
of the class of 1944.
One closing thought. Remember--
YOU MAKE YOUR OWN RECORD.
We merely record it!
Principal Lawrence Stuart
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WHAT ARE YOU TAKING AWAY
WITH YOU FROM CROSBYeAND
WHAT ARE YOU LEAVING BEHIND?
Oh-oh!--Here it comes-a LECTURE-
No, this is not exactly a lecture-Let's
just let our hair down a minute and call
this a modified FIRESIDE CHAT-with
a few live coals thrown in. MY FRIENDS,
and if I can't rightfully call you that, I don't
care how little history you have learned
from me. You are about to graduate. Your
parents are proud of you, and glad. I am
glad, also. It has been my pleasure to
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Seated. left to right, Anne Piper, Louise Douglass. Donald Barnes. Belle Vose. Natalie Harding. Laura R ogers
Edward Stone. Shirley johnson, Arlene Tweedie.
Standing, left to right, Shirley Vaughan, Mr. Grindle, Lydia Dulfer. Albert Weymouth, Florence Young.
Joyce Smith, Lois Weymouth, Nell Doak, Priscilla Bryant. Robert Blanchard, Grace Davis. Perham Amsden.
YOL' AND YOUR RECORD
The office girl has just sorted the morning
mail and deposited the usual stack on the
corner of this desk. As I hastily sort it, com-
mitting a good part of it to the waste paper
basket, I have several first class letters that
need immediate attention and should be of
interest to you.
The first letter I start to answer sends me
to the safe to the record book of the class of
1928. It appears that John Smith, who
graduated with that class, entered military
service shortly after Pearl Harbor, saw ac-
tion in several major battles, and received
wounds necessitating his discharge. He has
applied for further educational training at
the government's expense and this letter
calls for a copy of his High School Record.
Not only is it a pleasure to state that John
graduated near the top of his class with a
good four year average, but that his teachers
had reported him as being serious of purpose,
self-reliant, and conscientious. Other things
being equal, John will be allowed to take that
training program at government expense.
The next letter calls for information about
Mary Jones. She is now in Connecticut and
has applied for work in a defense industry.
I have received so many of these forms the
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fC571e Keystone -
watch most of you climb from the first grade
to where you are to-day. Your diploma will
be a label-not one which says EDJER-
CATED B'GOSH!, but one which indicates
that you have passed through four years of
training-four difficult, though not unpleas-
ant, years, during which you were shown
certain tools and had their uses explained.
You now look forward to an evening which
you term COMMENCEMENT. That
evening will be the last time in your lives
that you will be all of you gathered to-
gether in a single room. Think of those
facesethat thought is what you are truly
to take away from Crosby with you-and
at the same time, leave behind. On that
same evening, try and try sincerely as you
see the proud faces of your parents before
youetry to understand the many sacrifices
which they have made to bring you to this
point. Your debt to them is one you can
never fully repayAone for which no further
repayment is asked than the privilege of
seeing you thus before them. There is,
however, a way in which they may be fur-
ther repaid, and that is that throughout
your lives, you may ever keep before you
the cardinal principles of PRUDENCE,
JUSTICE, FORTITUDE and TEMPER-
ANCE. Live these, and the three forces
which have sought to mould your character
may be fulfilledeyour SCHOOLgy 0 u r
HOMEiyour CHURCHAthis is our be-
quest to you.
Albert E. Weymouth
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THE JANITOR'S POINT OF VIEW
This business of making up a little article
for the Keystone is getting to be a bad habit,
but it does get results.
You may remember that last year the
importance of trying to get on the honor
roll was used as the main topic. Well, we
have had quite a few members of the alumni
as visitors during this school year' and some
of them are doing all right, too, nice uniforms,
some medals, service stripes, etc., besides
being pictures of health and right living.
And here's the pay-off. Almost without
exception, these boys, who, when they were
in high school were about average, said to
me, "If I had only studied a little harder,
it would have been so much easier to make
the grade in the service." So, boys and girls,
try for the honor roll. It won't hurt you a
bit, and while it won't do me any particular
good, I'll still be proud that you graduated
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