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National Farm School’s 42nd Commencement Today Marks Contributions to National Defense

The contributions being made by the National Farm School, at Bucks County, Pennsylvania, to the vitally important “food front” of national defense, will be highlighted at the 42nd annual commencement exercises of the institution which will be held this Sunday. Fifty-three young men, forty-one of whom are Jewish, will be graduated. All of them, the School officials announced, have secured employment in their specialized fields.

The National Farm School, now in its 46th year trains boys for life on the land. Although non-sectarian in character, it receives most of its support from Jewish sources and seventy-five percent of the students are Jewish. The graduation exercises will bring to over 1,200 the number of young men trained by the School for scientific farming. A special service at the exercises will be devoted to the memory of Ted Lewis, a Farm School student, who lost his life at Pearl Harbor. Lewis, class of 38, was a Corporal located at Schofield Barracks. He was a native of Philadelphia.

The school is designed primarily to give to city boys who wish to enter one of the various fields of vocational agriculture, the knowledge and skills that are essential to success. As an actual part of the “learning process,” these embryo farmers produce large quantities of essential foodstuffs and other agricultural commodities that are vital to the nation’s security.

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