Jefferson High School - Statesman Yearbook (Rochester, NY)

 - Class of 1942

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Jefferson High School - Statesman Yearbook (Rochester, NY) online yearbook collection, 1942 Edition, Page 14
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SENIOR CLASS 1942 CLASS PROPHECY YVe the class of V742 are confronted wuth a world torn between democracv and totalutaruanusnu Contrarx to popular beluef, thus struggle wull not be settled bv the present phvsucal battle among natuons but bt the heluefs of future genera tuons Where better max we, the founders of these generatuons, acquure knowledge and traunung to develop convuctuons than un publuc schools? lust as un football the lunesmen and backfueld are unter dependent, so un thus game of war does the solduer at tht front depend on the factorx worker to supply hum vuuth tools In a recent surveu ut was duscox ered that sexentecn men are re quured to equup one man for warfare Some of the graduates wull answer the call to armv lufe, others wull feel ut theur dutv to work at home Who can say whuch us more umportantb Both are servung theur countrw New xustas of emplow ment wull he opened for the gurls, for vuuth all out for defense the weaker sex wull be takung over men s Jobs and men s work wull be expected of them I nfortunatels some students who haue planned hugher or Sp6Cl3ll7Cd educatuon must postpone thus for the duratuon, for our countru s flag comes first VN uth our eutperuences and assocuatuons at Iefferson, we should be well equupped for our entrance unto the outsude world There we shall encounter the same tw pes of people, for lefferson luas a cross sectuon of humanutv for uts student populatuon 'Vfans of the actuxutues and sutuatuons wull be the same or, at least, verv sumular One xery umportant factor, howex er wull be mussung Outsude the school, there wull be no supportunu. and helpung hand from the teachers VN ho knows l here max be an Funsteun or Shakespeare, or Pasteur among us Perhaps one of our best fruends uull become presudent of the Lnuted States The teachunt professuon wull receuxe manv graduates, others wull go unto nursung busuntss and polutucs Some wull ruse to the hcughts un theur professuons, others wull be conttnt wuth an aut-rage posutuon and an 'average lufe lhat lues un the student humself th1t,euenthoughgruduated our 'tctuons un the ftuturt wull reflect uupon our hugh school Xve haxt been puoud of letferson now let s make lucr proud of us Our lufc 1he1d of us wull be extctly what we uuuake ut VVe are no longeu chuldren we aus xounp. uuutn 1nd women llue Buble saus Xvheuu l was a chuld l thought s 1 cuuc and 1.1 t 1 cluuld hut uuow that grouuu I have put twty chuldush thunu. lht unonucnt wc step forth froun the prottctuon of thus btuuldung wutlu duplonua un luund wt 'trt consudcrtd adult We shall not be txpccttd to olxe tht world s prohltnus or conquer n ttuons, or tt tht world on ture but we shall be expected to luxe decent upst tndun luvu ltt us be loval dt trmuntd elf reluant cutuztns un the L uuttd Statts our rock of ILLS tue ohu u Y ' 7 V ' . Y h ' ' Y x . N - . , . . A V. ' D . v V' A - ku V- , ,' ' ,- n Y, n Su - - u - V - . T j, . . ' ' . . . . . V, ,. . . . . Y V Y- . . L - . ' 1 . ' Y . V . . . n ' , . . Y . 7 . .N t 4 ' s l x - . . . . w w v ' - K . 1 '. . , . yd., t. A - 7 . . , , , R 1 1 jefferson has tried to teach us to be ht and worthy citizens. l,et us remember c ' ' ' I , 4 ' ' Y s 1 - I 7 . . n , . . ' 1 ' ' I' ' ' 1 ' . r 1 . ,'. , H . 4' a:t l'llz Ispk-:ust '. Iam! ' 'pt f t ' 'f 2 4 ' ' ' 'sf' u u ' K V 1 5- A- , . , . , Y. . 5 . , V A '5t x 1 'V ' , I 0 N ls A w ,l L. f N. 1 4 'x s x 7 J I L: ' ,Q-. 4. x- -. 1 V y .Qs ' . ' 5. - ' ' ' . y- ' . ' ' . ' - ,- -- . u ,.-" J u sou

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