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1946 is a Wonderful year in which to be a graduate, the centennial year for the city, the semi-centennial
year for the school. It is on such occasions that you think of past records and established traditions.
Past records can be pleasant to look over if they are good and honorable. Good records are an indication
of work Well done. Poor records may be a SSJUFCC of qmbarrasment and shame. Keep your records so that you
will be proud to have them put on dilsplay. ,
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There are many traditions at West -Q-ixision: some of them you have followed and helped to establish more
firmlyg others you have ignored and repudiated. This ishs- it should be:'you must be critical of the traditions
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which you acceptg they must not be followed hlirfdly. must analyze evdaluate the outcome of .your
planned course of action. The useful and valid traditions shoulzg bhigllqyved, -but those which may hinder
your proper progress must be discardedkand nevsf s'Hstf3 meet your needs of today and tomorrow.
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Let this semicentennial anniversary be the Jigroaan era more v1tal to you than the one just passed.
You must look to the future with courage nd enthusiasm. ' V
By T. C. Potter.
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T. C. POTTER,
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We are filled with pride in celebrating the Hftieth anniversary of West Division High School. The
classic tree-shaded entrance and the familiar halls are parts of the picture. But the traditions of the school-
the honors, the sportsmanship, the courage of independent thinking, the friendships-these are the biggest
factors in our acclaim.
Many men and women have gone forth as graduates of West. They were kindled into action by the ideals
of the school. Not only were they taught reading, writing, and arithmetic, not only the use of tools in hon-
orable work, but they learned to use the most intricate tool of all, the human mind. Greater contentment and
less drudgery for society can come only with the inspired living of such beliefs. As man improves, society ad-
And so, West Division looks calmly and confidently at her record in retrospect. Her students have gone
out to make a living for themselves and a better living for their colleagues. But the best part of the picture
is yet to come in the promise of the future. A big task remains. With full assurance of Worth of her traditions
in the first fifty years, she sends forth her students today well girded to achieve the victories yet to come. Full
of zest, what can stop them? For VVest we willl
By W. C. Knoelk.
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