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WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL
The progress of the war has brought increased interest on the part of the students in Pekin High's numerous war projects.
The Peoria Journal Transcript awarded a fifty dollar war bond to PCHS this fall as first prize in the junior organization scrap contest. The tennis court was the site for the collection of metals of all kinds which towered high in all four corners, representing the contributions of many residents throughout the four divisions of the city. At the end of the city-wide canvass, a total of forty tons of scrap "to hurl at the Japs” had been collected.
The campaign for the collection of tin has taken the form of a contest between classes with each class attempting to fill to overflowing its barrel. Friday has been designated as official tin collection day and at this time, two barrels are place by the FFA boys at the Eighth and Ann Street entrance of the school.
Grease is brought every Thurs-
day to room 15 where the Girl Reserves, sponsors of the drive, empty it from the containers and melt it for shipment.
War stamps are sold every day in classrooms and at the patriotically-decorated booth in the main corridor.
The Junior Red Cross has been particularly active, Pekin High being 100 per cent in membership. The student body was congratulated by the local Red Cross chapter for its fine projects carried on through home rooms.
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DEDICATED T O
PRINCIPAL A. G. HAUSSLER
Once our coach, now our principal, always our friend, we 1943 seniors dedicate this senior issue to him. For his clear reasoning and practical solutions to vexing problems, for his understanding and appreciation of the students' needs, devotion to the interests and ideals of PCHS, and unending cooperation with teachers, students, and patrons alike, we express our sincere appreciation. In the face of increasing difficulties, by his invaluable guidance and encouragement, we have graduated through a war year of stress and confusion. Facing an even more confusing world, we are confident and courageous because of the steadying influence of his leadership.
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As another memorial plaque was added in the main hall, PCHS students and staff marked the loss of a true friend. The death in October of Mr. Walter E. Lautz, who served for many years as a member of the high school board of education, was a severe loss to all.
Mr. Lautz will be remembered for his work as an influential citizen of the community and as a champion of any cause for the betterment of PCHS.
The three gold stars on the PCHS service flag, radiating their brilliance upon the remaining 127 stars, represent the glory and honor of the three Pekin high graduates who have paid the supreme sacrifice for their country and freedom.
A 1936 graduate, Pvt. Patrick Phillip Tobin was killed in action December 7, 1941, at Pearl Harbor. Simultaneously, Sgt.
Henry Nanninga, Jr., who was
graduated in 1939, met death in battle on December 7, at Wake Island. Pvt. Hollis J. Williams,
who was a '41 graduate, died in in action with the Carlson Raiders somewhere in the Pacific. Time and place of his death are unknown.
All three gold stars were in the service of the United States Marine Corps.
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