Ambler High School - Pinnacle Yearbook (Ambler, PA)

 - Class of 1942

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Page 7 text:

To 'the Class of I942 We are proud of you and your accomplishmenls-your four years of applica- Hon in Ambler High School. May you go forward well prepared +o realize your personal ambifions, and To serve our communify and counfry. In 'rhe pasr, young people did Their bif 'ro explore, sefrle, and build America. Their you'rh and s+reng+h were needed 'ro se+'rle +he wild new land and +o build com- munilies on fhe fronfiers. Many of fhe "ia+hers of our coun+ry" were leaders a+ a relafively early age. Nor only famous Americans began +heir life work early lou+ also 'rhose men and women who lived and died unknown. These, 'rhe common people, laid lhe ground work for our America, on The lronfier, in fhe cifies, and on +he forms. To 'rhese young pa+rio'rs handicaps and dangers were a challenge rafher fhan a cause for despair. I+ is up +o us 'ro carry on. "Du+y-Honor-Coun+ry." These are living words lo ihe Wesr Poinl' cadef. They should burn in fhe hearf of every American cilizen whafever his sfafion may be. We mus'r fry 'ro do beffer rhe rhings we have been doing, have faifh in each o'rher, will- ingly give our services. suppress our individual desires, and if need be, risk our lives 'rhaf +he nafion may live. Le? us keep our faifh in fhe ideals Thar have susrained men fhrough darker 'rimes fhan fhese. There is real work To do for all of us, young and old. EARL T. BAKER. Principal. 5

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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 Elernal. 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. Supervising Principal. 4



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- X FAUST NORRIS CASSEL Fiesidenl Vice-Presidenl' lreassrer BOARD OF EDUCATION We, lhe members of lhe Class of 1942, wish lo express our sincere apprecialion lo 'rhe Board of Educalion for lhe lhoughl and careful planning beslowed upon us. 'X We realize lhal if is your consislenl and sincere inleresf Jrhal has made possible our exceedingly line educalional lacililies. Our exlra-curricular program has been of an exceplionally wide scope. We appreciale your coopera+ion in making 'rhis possible. Through your conslanl inleresf in our affairs, we feel fhal you have led us +o lhe second rung in our ladder of achievemenl. We hope +ha+ you will conlinue 'ro lead 'rhe lulure classes as well as you have led ours. The sludenls are going lo need help in lhis lime of nalional crisis. We aslc lhal your fhoughls be for us as well as lor lhem. We assure you, lhal as lulure cilizens and defenders of democracy, lhe Class WEBER of I942 will do ifs besl +o iuslily your lailh in us and in our school by lighling for our secfeicfy American ideals. SMITH JOHNSON SOBERS 6

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