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High School Big Shots: 1940

High School Big Shots: 1940

February 1940. "High school students playing pool. Clinton, Indiana." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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The Future of These Young Men?

This is about the time my father-in-law who served in WWII graduated from high school in West Virginia. I wonder how many of the young men in the photo served in WWII and returned home to Clinton?

Right here in Clinton Indie

smokin' tailor mades and braggin' all about how they're gonna cover up a tell-tale breath with Sen-Sen.

The Beaver weighs in

"Hey Dad, Eddie Haskell and the guys are hustling down at the pool hall and they want me to be a bookmaker. Do we got any good books I could take down there?"

It can't be

The sign says high school students don't play pool!

Trouble, oh we got trouble,

Right here in Clinton.
With a capital T,
That rhymes with P,
And that stands for Pool.

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