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Page 5 text:
WE HONOR ANNE M. GEAR
To you, Miss Gear, lhe Class of I942 proudly dedicales 'rhis R-Ambler. We
admire lhe way Thai you have led lhe Junior High Council, 'rhe Press Club, and fhe
Junior High Dramalic Club. As Freshmen we grew fo lcnow you wellg and lhroughoui'
+he resf of our years in Ambler High School, you have no+ only been our 'reache-r,
bul' also our friend and adviser. Your friendly and vilal inleresl in all of us has
enriched our high school life grearly. i
Page 4 text:
ln This presenl crisis, lhis fighl lo preserve 'rhe democralic way of
life for which olhers have loughl and died, lhe sfudenls of Ambler
High School are nor and will noi be idle. The Seniors being gradu-
aled fhis year have prepared lor The places rhey will lake in our
nalion's program. ll may be in one of 'rhe armed services, in a
defense indusfry, or in gaining furlher knowledge +ha+ will aid in lhe
fulure. Our physical lraining, our sporfs, and our heallh programs
will give us healfhy Americans. Our home room sales of War
Slamps will help insure our forces lheir supply of lanlcs, guns, baHle-
ships, and bullels. Our dramaiic and musical deparimenls will aid
in mainlaining lhe morale of our people. Many ol our sludenls and
leachers enrolled in firsi aid classes and olher civilian defense
organizalions will be equipped fo do rheir share. Oiher siudenls
will aid in lhe colleciion of scrap melal and paper, and in lhe con-
servalion of olher imporlanl defense malerials. Whalever 'rhe job,
greal or small, Ambler l-ligh School will do iis parll
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"We shall nably save or meanly lose lhe lasl besl hope ol earlhf' These words
from l.incoln's message lo Congress in l862 slrike us wilh peculiar force Today.
You, lhe members ol lhe Class ol l942, are being gradualed from high school
al' a lime when our nalion is muslering ils slrenglh lo deleol 'rhe lremendous forces
ol lhe lreacherous lolcililarians. You, and l'he millions ol olher young men and
women of America, will be increasingly responsible for bringing viclory, hope, and
happiness lo a world darlcened wilh danger, disasler, and dealh.
No generalion of Americans ever laced a grealer challenge. You will need
lailh in your abilily lo lriumph despile dilliculliesq you will need a sympalhelic under'
slanding of The hopes and fears lhal shape lhe lives ol olher people: you will need
+he courage +o lace fear: bul above all, you will need an unlailing loilh in lhe
ln These days, as we respond lo lhe call al our nalion lar increased sacrifice
and devolion, may we keep in mind lhe lailh of a lillle English girl. ln lhe midsl of
many nighls ol lerrible bombing she aslced God lo care lor her grandparenls, lor her
molher and lalher, lor her brolhers and sislers, and lhen she added "and God,
please do lalce good care ol yourself lor if onylhing happens lo you, we are all sunk."
E. E. KERSCHNER.
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