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ours in our senior year. Working
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UST a few short years ago we were and we had grown to love every inch which would be Written thgse ei-edits
' the "Baby B's" of our beloved of her magnificient structure. When that would entitle us to the proud
school. Now, as "dignified seniors" the student body election took place name of seniors, we still managed to 'y,.
we must leave these familiar sur- at the beginning of the new session. find time for pleasure. It was in this
l'0Ui1CiiIl2S, which hfiilg hack Siieh we took an avid interest in the semester that the Pan-American
' happy memories of our high school canipaign Speei-hee and did 311 we Program and the Stvle Show were
Ci9YS4 could to support our favorite randi- held- HOW Pl'0lld all the students iii
When we entered McMain as little dates. 0ni- interests were 1-apidiv in- were of their successful work! And AQ
f1'eShliiell. 8 feeling of mingled 8We creasing and broadening. Aside from then-finally-after three years of 5
and terror came over us. All of the eeheol activities, We were more een- study and happiness we came to
upper-classmen looked so dignified, eerned than we had pi-evieuslv been school one day as mere juniors and
and the halls seemed simply endless with frivolous things, Sugh as new left as proud, lofty senior B's!
-perfect places for getting lost. But styles in hairdo's and clothes for In September , 1944, we returned
we soon discovered that the older gghgol, The Cul-rent fad was high to McMain with the startling realim-
girls were friendly and understand- pompadours, and the cottonpinafore ation that we were, at last, all-im-
ing. Also, the halls didn't appear wee Soni-ing to new heig-htS'in pepu- portant seniors, and that there were ' it
Quite S0 lfmg and pe1'il0llS- At last laritv among the girls at McMain. iust ten short months before gradua-
we were beginning to know our way nf Course, there was also the serious tion. It wasn't really startling, for '
around. Then came the dav of our Side of our sophomore year. The war we had been impatiently awaiting
N Baby Party. The Freshmen A's went was having its effect on our school this great even throughout our three Q
' 9l'0l1Ilfi Willis' l4H0WiilQ gl3hCeS, HS activities. New courses were insti- years in high school, but it gave us "if
Pi though to say, "Wouldn't you like to tinted in McMain to prepare us for a a wonderful feeling of superiority. '
know what's going to happen?" Fin- longh bitter Struggle and to enable This didn't last long, however, when
ally, that afternon arrived. As soon us to deal intelligently with problems we discovered that we Still had plenty
as we reached the auditorium the arising dui-ing and after the war, of hard work ahead of us. As seniors
Senior A's presented us with lolli- Yes, there were many changes in it was our privilege to elect repre-
pops. This was followed by a delight- our sophomore year, but we readily sentatives, and because of the size ,A
ful afternoon. which consisted of adapted ourselves to them and hap- of OUP elaSS we eleefefi tweiitll-fiVe' i'
playing games. singing, and getting pily, though thoughtfully. passed the Miss Siler had maliv 8 headache teh' L
better acquainted with our "Big Sis- second' milestone in our high school Lllafihg the 911110511 f0l11' th0iiSHhd
ters." It was only a few months later career. votes that were cast and we 8PD1'e' 1 3'
that the Japanese made their sneak Gone soon were the days, when as ciate her patience in working with
attack on Pearl Harbor. We really sophomores we should sigh dreamily HS- The 1'eDI'eSeIifatiVeS met emi Plan'
began to grow up then. We bought and talk about the day when we ned the luncheon we should give the '
war stamps and bonds. organized into should be "upper-classmen"g for one Eraduates and also the class Sift- The '."
a Victory Corps. worked in hospitals day, to our amazement and delight, luncheon WHS Prevafed f1Yifi.Se1'Vefi
and at Red Cross Centers. Ex' the we awoke to the realization that this by Sehiei' B'S who had taken heiifle'
time our first vear at McMain had much longed-for goal had at last been making, and SS We Watched the 8'i1'lS
passed, we had-ear-ned the title of reached. Even we had to admit, much Singing their class Songs and eryine
sophomore. to our chagrin. that time had slipped 8 little, we realized that graduation
At last, after a year at McMain, rapidly past us, and that we had en- WHS getting' el0Se1' and Perhaps we fag
' We ceased to feel like conspicuous. in- joyed the first half of our high were net 8'0iiig' to be S0 happy about .
experienced newcomers. We had be- school life4both work and play. it HS We had alwfi-YS SliPP0Sed- Well-
come -sophomores. How we had Holding our heads a bit higher, the -lHIli181'Y eehihielieeiiieiiii Came i X
looked forward to this year, when straightening our backs a bit more, and Wehf and we We1'e finally Senior ,"' r
we should no longer be labeled and, unfortunately, looking down A'S. "the Riaehieiiihg el8SS-" While ln:
"Freshies," when weshould no longer on the poor, hopeless "under-class these Sigiiifieaiii things Were happen' i ,vii
be the bewildered victims of practi- men" a great deal more, we juniors iii!! to OUT ell'-SS, Ofhel' Significant
f cal jokes planned by fun-loving up- entered whole-heartedly into the ac- fhih3'S were taking Place iii EUTOPG
- perclassmen! This year we were able tivities of McMain. When Christmas and iii the Pacific- li? looked as if
to join in the fun. Instead of feeling rolled around, we participated in the V-E Dey might e0iiie S00TieI' than l
like aliens in foreign surroundings, annual program that had become a exlieeiefi and OUP el8SSl'00iiiS Wehe
we had found our place in school ac- tradition to us. It was only a short the Scenes Of exciting discussions 0h A
tivities and developed a comradely time after this that we saw girls the Dumb?-Pteh 09155 and other Peet'
feeling of interest and affection for who had been our friends and to Wai' Plans- In the midst of our re' ,V
our class-mates. We no longer found whom we had looked up, graduate. jeieihg. C9-me 'the news of the i91'a8'i.e ffl,
the. location of class rooms a baffling We were another step nearer our death of President R00Seve1t and de- 3 I'
mystery: we were familiar with every senior year! Now we dreamed not so spite Ol-ll' heWilfle1'iiieYi,iG and gfiefiswe
' - nook and 'corner of dear McMain, much of just graduating but of all fContinued on page 501 r - l '
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