Pekin High School - Pekinian Yearbook (Pekin, IL)

 - Class of 1942

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Page 4 SENIOR EDITION FIRST AID FEATURED IN WAR EFFORT FFA Collects Scrap Metal Have you bought your defense stomp today? That is the general query about school now that we've gone all-out for defense. And if you haven't bought a stamp today, you generally remember it after school when you pass the defense stamp booth in the main hall. With its patriotic decorations of red, white, and blue crepe paper, it is an impressive reminder. Mr. Wayne Alvord, who is in charge of the sales, reports that PCHS students have bought over $1,300 worth of stamps during thirteen weeks, which averages about $100 per week. Mardell Sarnes and Irma Jane Rau are the main sellers with other helpers in the booth being chosen by Mr. Alvord. The girls have had many requests for defense bonds but only the post office is allowed to sell those. However, quite a few loyal citizens have filled their defense stamp books and traded them in for bonds. Bill Gasper has completely filled a book of 50c stamps and turned it in for a $100 bond. The teachers have also been buying stamps in large numbers, but the largest single purchase was made by Bob Smith, who bought $50 worth.

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Page 3 SENIOR EDITION Carolyn Jurgens Robert Heckman NO, MR. HITLER-YOU JUST DON'T TALK OUR LANGUAGE! From across the seas, a voice screams, "The purpose of education is to create ihe political soldier ... in the case of female education, the main stress should be last of all on development of the intellect!" No, Mr. Hitler! America, of course, rejects such a creed as barbarous and perverted. We believe in the democratic definition of education—education as a process of stimulating free minds and preparing vig- orous intellects for living effectively and cooperatively. Carolyn's original oration, "America's Green Pastures," defines our pride and belief in our country. We Learn Outside the Classroom, Too American education now extends far beyond school rooms. Forums of open, lusty, controversial debate on urgent political. social, and economic issues are reaching audiences everywhere. Carolyn and Bob, as debaters, have reached many audiences, sharing, discussing democratic life, vividly presenting facts, truth, reality concerning this complex world—a world we must understand if our way of life is to endure. We are proud of the contribution we are malting at PCHS in these crucial times toward the successful functioning of democracy.

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Page 5 SENIOR EDITION TORCH OF KNOWLEDGE HIGHLIGHTS NATIONAL HONOR INDUCTION In 1925, when Mr. R. V. Lindsey was princ'pal, a charter was presented to Pekin high school by the National Honor Society. Twelve pupils were honored with membership that year and since that time, 129 boys and 240 girls have been elected. This year Pekin Chapter Number 305 selected 25 girls and 9 boys. New members from the class of 1942 are: Marilyn Belville, Emma Bollegar, lla Mae Brown, Jane Bryan, Vernon Campbell, Walter Cannon, Mary Ellen Champion, Janice Cooper, Charlesa Cramer, Mary Galbraith, Allegro Gulon, Robert Herget, Elmore Kellor, Thomas Loomis, William Mattheesson, Mildred McClain, Jean Myer, Pauline Rinaldo, Shirley Robinson, Jean Rogers, Dorothy Rohrs, Erlene Schappaugh, Robert Stallings, Rex Steinke, Margaret Betty Trainor, Betty Waechter, Lois Wainright, and Agnes Young. Members of the 1943 class elected are Norma Cooper, La Verna Eschmeyer, Margaret Flynn, Carolyn Jurgens, Virgil Romans, and Mary Stowe. Elected last year from the class of 1942 were Loraine Bailey, Bruce Brisendine, Robert Heckman, Adeline McDaniels, Kenneth Miller, Hazel Perkins, Mary Alice Ren-fer, Lois Splittgerber and Mary Ellen Thomas. When the constitution was drawn up by the committee, scholarship seemed too narrow a recommendation, so the committee fixed character, leadership, scholarship, and service as the fundamental virtues most useful to society. It is not the record of one year nor the opinion of one teacher that determines the election; but is the record from the first day to the day of the election. The program of the formal initiation service in chapel on May 19 began with Kenneth Miller introducing Mary Ellen Thomas who talked on the history of the National Honor Society. Character, Service, Leadership, and Scholarship were evaluated by Mary Alice Renfer, Robert Heckman, Bruce Brisendine and Loraine Bailey. Principal A. G. Haussler presented the pins to the 34 newly elected members. As we seniors pass through the halls of PCHS for the last time, I would like to say that we hove had the privilege of attending one of the finest schools in the finest country in the world. Let us always cherish that memory and in the future, do everything to preserve that school and that country. To the entire student body and faculty. I would like to offer my sincere thanks for the splendid support and cooperation given me during the past year. This past year was not an ordinary one. It was the first year in which our country has been in the war. We have organized the Junior Red Cross which is doing much to aid the war effort. Everyone is bringing paper and many boys are building model airplanes. We have had to make many sacrifices and we will have to make many more before the war is over, but in true PCHS spirit, we will "Keep 'em Flying." Bob Herget Student Council President

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