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Freshmen, sophomores, juniors- and now, seniors
about to graduate! Wal', bombs, rations, accelerated
programs, and now-peace! We, the CLASS of '46,
have been through it all, and what happiness it
brought when V-E Day and V-J Day preceded our
senior year! It was like coming out of the shadows
into the light. For awhile we felt the lessening of
tension of war years, but soon we realized that we
must gird ourselves to help win a greater victory- a
permanent peace for the world of tomorrow.
Each year has seen us grow in stature and in power
to think and to speak intelligentlyg each year has
brought its serious moments tempered with the sweet-
ness of gaietyg eaeh year will bring remembered joys
of our days at old West Side.
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Page 30 text:
Looking hack over our young lives, we realize that growing up has been a memorable experi-
ence, and one that has passed all too quickly. We have come a long way together since we first
started to schoolfand yet, those happy and carefree days of childhood seem to have been only
a short while ago. That was the time when we lived only in the present, for our past was too
unimportant and our future too vast. It was good to be alive, and the world was a grand place
in which to live. Then war came and we saw history being made before our very eyes.
Bringing hack fond memories is one of the joys of life, so now let us review the highlights of
our school years together.
lt was twelve years ago, in 1934, that we first met at Morton School, little dreaming of the
things in store for us. Uur first year was spent in kindergarten, playing games and learning to
express ourselves, to cooperate with each other, and to obey our teachers.
In the first grade we really began our education. We were taught to keep our desk drawers
neat and orderly and also to be quiet and attentive when the teacher was talking.
The next few years were filled to the brim with readin', writin', and irithmetie, the convoca-
tions given each week by a different class, Valentine boxes, Christmas and Hallowe'en parties,
dancing classes, spelling bees, recess periods of blackman, soccer, or games of "erasure tag"
indoors on rainy days.
How grown-up we felt when we entered the fifth grade upstairs and the teacher thought it
was no longer necessary to peer at our teeth each morning to see if we had brushed them!
We passed into the sixth grade, and for the first time were the 'abig shots". The important
events that year were a Christmas cantata and a Colonial Day program, and then promotion to
the 7B, leaving Morton School behind.
Starting in at Junior High made us feel we were really growing up, even though we were
underelassmen once again. Departmental work was something new for us, now our class periods
were each one hour long and we had a different teacher for each subject. At Junior High, too,
there were clubs to join and activities in which we could take part.
As eighth graders, our class went to Indianapolis in chartered buses to see our state legislature
in action. About this time, too, current events suddenly became important to us-for our
country was at war.
We were full-fledged freshmen when the next year rolled around. We kept our books in lockers
instead of desks, and began to study algebra, biology, and foreign languages. We went on biology
field trips and made collections of butterflies, hugs, and plants, and had our first taste of labora-
tory work. Even though we were the old-timers of the school, we still got a big bang out of
sliding down the chutes during fire drills.
The next year couldn't come too soon, for then at last we entered Senior High. The confusion
and bewilderment of the first few days soon wore off and we gradually settled into the routine
of our new life. We'll never forget the rush for our school paper, the Scarlette, our Junior play,
Wllhe Nutt Family", unending cafeteria lines, the football banquets following our successful
seasons, the fun of attending the out-of-town games and the superior feeling when our small
crowd cheered the team to victory, doing chem experiments and wondering what would happen
next, the cluttered floors after the exchange of name cards, the privileges that went with a pair
of senior cords, then ending our high school career with a gala week that had a touch of sadness
-it was our last one together, and even then we were missing some of the boys who had left for
While we have studied history, most of us have secretly dreamed of being present at some of
those important events, and seeing with our own eyes the things that others centuries later would
read about, remember, and consider important. That dream has come true. With the end of the
most devastating war of all times have come new hopes for a better world, and new fears, for
the introduction of a new era-the atomic age-has left us in a state of bewilderment and
unrest. It is significant that peace should come at the beginning of our senior year, for we shall
he the leaders of tomorrow, and the future of the world will rest upon our shoulders.
Now that the time has come to graduate, some of us are reluctant to leave, and others are eager
to be on their way, but every one of us will carry forever with us the memories of a happy time
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