William Allen High School - Comus Yearbook (Allentown, PA)

 - Class of 1942

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Science 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 I . , ' ' I - I ' I I

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Science 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 I ' I . . . . . . . u , . . H . . . .



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DANIEL W. HAMM, Principal

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