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of chemnstry We now have plastncs ten tames as strong as steel, made from such mslgnufi
cant and mexpensnve products as sweet potatoes, corn, and peanuts The men who made
these great dlscoverues had the foundatnon of thenr work gnven to them nn the hugh school
All the students who plan to take chemsstry ln college have a wonderful opportumty to
learn the fundamental pruncnples of chemustry nn the elementary course offered by the
Allentown Hugh School
Although physucs annually attracts the least number of students of any of the sciences
yet nt IS one of the most valuable to a student mtendung to go to college Physucs ns an
exactmg science, and nt ns thus requured exactness and accuracy whlch so well prepares
students for college entrance The value of physucs ns now bemg realnzed for the first tame
by applucants for the aur corps Physncs, together wnth trngonometry rs the basns requure
ment Undoubtedly, In the future, physucs wall be of tremendous Importance smce all the
branches of engmeernng, whnch us really applued physlcs, are bemg greatly enlarged
At the present tume, we are nn the mldst of a world war Many people are mclmed
to blame the war on scaence That may be partly true but, nt ns only true because maternal
scnence advanced so far ahead of socual scuence ln the future we must gave more attentuon
to the promulgatuon of the socnal scnences so that the advancemerts made possuble by the
maternal scuences wull be utnhzed for the benefit of mankind, and not as weapons by some
power mad dvctator
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Today, In thus ever changing world, science plays a leading part No new maternal
could be manufactured, no machine could be improved, no hygenuc advancement could
be made without the and of science Whether we realize it or not, science ns the base the
foundation stone upon which our whole cnvulnzatuon ns constructed This foundation must
grow as our clvnluzatuon grows, or the whole structure will topple and fall into rum
For most of us, our first Introduction to high school science occurred in our sophomore
year, with the sublect of biology Although at the tame, the sublect probably seemed to
be a waste of time to us today we see It In a different light Biology means a study of
life lt offers a wealth of opportunity to the student, who may become intimately
acquainted with all forms of life, both plant and ammal The real, practical value of biology
ls, however, the general knowledge of hygiene which one receives lf the general prmclples
of health which one receives In biology were put to universal use, the health of the whole
country would be greatly benefited by nt
For the student who washes to go farther un this field, our hugh school offers courses in
botany, which dealswnth the study of plants, and zoology, which deals with the study of
animals Both of these subgects are an excellent preparation for college work an this field
lt has been sand that chemistry us the backbone of our civilization When one thinks
of the great number of advancements made possrble by chemistry, one can hardly doubt
that thus us the case The amazing development of plastics as only one phase In the expansion
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DANIEL W. HAMM, Principal
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