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wx ant them to have all the opportunities possible B ducatlon is the means
oi opening the door of opportunity to the youth of the world When you
hear that young people ot today do not make use of their opportunities do
not beliexe it I knovs that my children and grand children are making
better use of their opportunities than I did of mine We are ex ery where
bulldlng school houses like this one because vie beliexe in tomorrow 1tS
achlexements and lts opportunities The American people are optimlsts
and fundamental idealists The school buildings ot Dayton represent the
faith you haxe in vour boss and girls If there IQ anything that you and I
better place for those xx ho follow us If we can not do that lust why aie
we llxlng anyway'
Thus was the proiect of the Board of Fducation the securing of the
necessary funds the purchase of a plot of ground the diawmg of plans
the letting of conti acts the execution of constructlon and the dedication of
the completed structure to the purpose of educating the youth of Dayton
to become honorable Cltl7f-3119 finished Their task is done It is ours to
Larry on the vx ork Robert Moehring
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have to do it is to live our lives in such a way that we leave this World a
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The Week of Dedlcatlon
Dllllllg the xxeek ot lanualy txxeltth Roosexelt hlgh school held the
attentlon ot the people oi Day ton xxhen thlq nexx est and lalgest of Dayton
hlgh schools xx as tolmallx declared fimshed and xx as dedlcated to the pur
pose T01 xx hlch It xxas elected Each day xx as dex oted to one paltlcular
phase of the ded1cat1on that all o1gan11at1ons and lndlxlduals concerned
mlght haxe a palt 1n the LCIGITIOHIGS and that all parts of the bulldlng
Illlffht be dedlcated to the
pulposes to1 xxhlch they
xxe1e mtended Pat11ot1sm
as a bas1s fO1 good cltmen
sh1p xx as 1ecogn1zed IH the
xssemblx IH xx h1ch 1ep1e
sentat1x es ot slxteen pat11
otxt o1gan1Lat1ons brought
then mess xges and plesent
ed the thool xxlth Plbles
1nd flags The people of
the COHITIILIHITQX emoxed a
banquet 1n the cateteua
1nd xxele glxen an oppo1
tumtx to lnspect the bulldlng Ou1 patlons saxx the school 1n opelatlon
xxhen legulal classes xxe1e held IH the exenmg The Stlxers Roosexelt
pools Then 1n txxo tormal plograms one tor the students and the other
T01 the people ot Dax ton the bulldmg xx as dedlcated
The student dedlcatlon emphaswed the cha1acte11st1cs and alms ot
the nexx student body each class haxlng a speake1 and a pageant sum
mlng up the characterlstlcs ot Theodole Roosexclt as alms tor the school
bearmg h1s name Repl esentatlx es ot the othe1 Dax ton hlgh schools con
glatulated us on ou1 magn1f1c1ent nexx blllld ng and expressed then frlend
shlp and good xxlll
On Fllday ex enmg the tormal dedlcatlon cexemonles made the bulld
mg ou1s The kexs xxere dellx ered ln tu1n to Mr W'eber the Plesldent ot
the Boald of Fducatlon to Supelmtendent Stetson and hnallx to ou1 oxxn
N11 BIOIIIS 'XI1 Vx eber 1mp1ess1x elx sald And mav Cod the Father
of us all endoxx xou vxlth all xxlsdom and knoxx ledge xx 1th loxe and
patlence xxlth courage and strength that out of these hxmg stones xxhlch
xou xx1ll shape xou max bulld a mole statelx manslon of pule manhood
and vxomanhood a true democlacx founded on lntelllgence and 1ust1ce on
equltx and Ilght on mutual understandlng and unlxersal b1otherhood
lxlr Stetson expressed the thought that thls nexx bulldlflg' represents the
tundamental prlnclples of educatlon 1n the p1ox1s1on for the tacllltles for
the dex elopment of boys and glrls 1nto men and women who haxe the llght
desxre for llfe Mr Morris gave assurance of dolng all ln hls poxxer for
the good of Dayton s future cltlzens
Dr W O Thompson presldent of Oh1o State Unlverslty 1n hls dedl
catory address sald 1n part People take great prlde 1n their chlldren and
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