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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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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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NATIONAL HONOR MEMBERS
MESSAGE FROM STUDENT COUNCIL PRESIDENT
Student Council President
Fellow Students and Faculty
It is a great pleasure to be a grad of "43", and I’m sure my other classmates fell the same way. This class is not an ordinary one because it has been first in almost everthing throughout its four years. Our class sold the highest number of subscriptions for the senior issue of the Pe-kinois, won for the third time the inter-class track meet, and
has been high in scholastic honors as well.
We, the student council, thank the students and faculty for the fine support and cooperation that has been given us this past year. I personally want to thank the students and faculty for their excellent cooperation with the council. Never once can anyone say that the students and faculty of PCHS do not support their various activities. We
feel that such fine support as this plus the initiative of everyone in staying with a job until it is carried through make PCHS a superior school.
I am proud to say that I'm a grad of PCHS. There are many memories of my high school days that will live with me forever.
I would like to wish the best of luck to the new student council president who, I am sure, will receive the same fine support which I have received from everyone.
With cooperation and helpfulness, we can be sure to
"Hold true the loved traditions Which will lead our school to fame."
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