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ders. Even now there is con¬ siderable talk of lowering the draft age from eighteen to twenty-one. This will Include about all the students who graduate. Duty, in itself, is a queer word. We have duty t o friends, relatives, family, and country. To whom do w e owe our greatest duty? Here, in t h i s country, w e are allowed to have duties to all. Should the time come, hov;ever, for us to pro¬ claim our first duty it will be to our country. You perhaps say, tt Vlfhy have I any duty to my country? What has she given me?” T h i s is a question I hope never to hear any high school student ask. It’s a fool ' s question for one has only to look around him to determine the answer. Our schools, our papers, our religion, our friends, and even our own words show her blessings. For all these, a year in t h e army is a small payment. But then you may be asked to 1 a y down your life for these Ideals. Yet even this is not too much to ask. It is better to be dead than to live without these privileges. If y o u or I am ever called to the colors, let ue look at It as a privilege to serve our great country. Just as we have done for four years of h i g h school let’s take it with a laugh and try to serve our country in the very best way our poor mind3 and bodies will allow us. Charles Corey ' 41 THE PATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE The time has at last arrived when we must step into society. We shall no longer be a b 1 e to lean upon our friends and par¬ ents, b u t we must take up our ovm way in the world. There are a great many paths to be followed, some which lead to fame and fortune and others which lead to a dreary and monot¬ onous existence. The latter path is the one that is commonly known as the path of least resistance. When we leave high school, there will be jobs for those who are zealous enough t o look In the right places. Some will settle down in t h e rut of the N.Y.A. and others will make their way by their own sheer effort. It will s e e m to many that to let the government sup¬ port t h e m or to secure a job that pays them enough to have a good time is the Ideal existence. This may seem a suitable life for a short w h i 1 e, but sooner or later the time will come when more than a good time is to be looked for. Certainly, there are j o b s in the quarries, on the farms, In digging ditches, o r perhaps in some store with the fabulous wages of fourteen dol¬ lars a week. This sum may seem like good remuneration to some¬ one who has never had ten c«nts in his p o c k e t, but I rather doubt there are any of us of that type. As y o u all know there is small future for a young man In this town today. There a r e no booming factories, no shipyards, no machine shops, no airplane schools in which a young man can work his way up. There was once opportunity, but that has long since vanished. We are graduat¬ ing in a country which is ex¬ periencing a boom such as has not been seen for twenty years, Money is to be made by those who are willing to sacrifice. Don ' t let the feeling for home, for old friends, for puppy love affairs, or t h e urge to make easy money hold you back. It may seem hard to 1 e a v e everything that has taken seventeen or eighteen years to build up, but it is all for the best. Don ' t feel that you are not so well equipped as your fellow students. You have been afforded the same type of education as t h e y have. The difference in the amount of know-
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FAREWELL As I sit here I s e e m to hear our graduation song drifting upon the breeze. It somehow seems to bring a strange longing Into ny heart. The memories of the past four years float by my eyes. Some I shall never forget and some I shall try to forget, but It seems an impossible task. Memories of t h e plays In which I have participated will remain foremost in my mind. These are memories t h a t I can never erase from my mind. The experience of working under Mr. Martin is an education in itself. I feel sure that everyone who has been in a n y play will join ne in expressing his gratitude v ith this little " thank you. " As I muse over my limited thletic experience, I h a v e cause for regrets. To the ones .ho participated in sports their T avorite memories will be of thletic deeds. In t h i s same bit of reminiscing y 111 appear the figures of Mr. ' Hinchey .and Mr. Zawlstoski, who sacrificed their time to be v ith the boys. On behalf of the athletic group I v i s h to say, " thank you for kind menorir d . 11 I cannot think of the class as a Y;hole without Mr. Sevigny ' s countenance appearing before me. Whenever any advice was needed, Hr. Sovigny y a s on hand with a good word. No crisis in h i g h school was passed without a kind word from him. I feel sure every member of the senior class wishes to exprtss his heartiest appreciation to him. There can be no mention of the Green a n d G o 1 d Magazine without mentioning Miss Tuohy in the same breath. She worked tirelessly with us on every magazine. It Is d u e to her heartiest co-operation that the magazine was always on schedule. As Editor of the magazine, I feel It my privilege to thank her personally. To Miss Hinchey goes our sympathy as well as our thanks. To anyone who had to have the graduating class In h e r homc- r o o m, I express ny sympathy. They say patience is a virtue which few possess, but Miss Hinchey is o n e who does. To tolerate a group of noisy seniors was a tesk and the class as v hole Is grateful for her enru r-
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FRIENDSHIP ' S ENDING A stauncher friendship had never been than that wh h George and Larry had experienced for four years. Through thick and thin they had been together and nows feeling o f loneliness crept over each boy as the train sped on, each moment taking them farther and farther away from each other. Memories of the morning ' s graduation v.- re still fresh in their minds--the good¬ byes and all the other fond thoughts that cone at the close of your high school days. Each was recalling the first day he had met. George, a tall, lanky boy, h ad been standing in one corner o f t h c large room, and Larry had been standing in the opposite corner, each feeling very strange and alone in this new place. Andsothese reminiscences of the pranks and all the other good times they had enjoyed came to their minds. In what see - . d scarcely no time at all they were home once more. Several years have now passed since the boys have seen each other. Our country is now at war and both o f these boys re fighting, but, queer as It my seem, not on the same side. It was the night of a fierce battle, one o f t h e worst cam¬ paigns of the war. Most of the men on t h e enemy ' s- side had been killed o r wounded. Larry, a soldier at the end of the line, noticed a man from the opposite side making a quick get-a-way. Immediately he fired a s h o t. The soldier fell, and as Larry passed by him the groans rang in his ears. He went on, but some¬ thing possessed him to turn back to the wounded one . This he did and as he looked at him he noticed some familiar character¬ istics. Then a strange feeling came over him as h e suddenly realized who the enemy was--his old friend, George. Rita Langdon ' 41 DOING ' HIS BIT Teddy was n dog who ' loved his nastier better than his own, life. VJhcn Teddy was a year old, with his master ho boarded the " Sul1 a van, " a merchant veo-
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