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FLASHBACK TO 1974

National News

San Francisco militants calling themselves the  Symbionese Liberation Army kidnap publishing heiress Patricia Hearst.

The pocket calculator is marketed.

Amnesty is granted to Vietnam draft veterans.

Gerald Ford is sworn in as President, declaring, “The long nightmare is over.”

Dr. Henry Heimlich describes the Heimlich maneuver, a technique to help prevent people from choking to death, in a 1974 journal.

Facing certain impeachment in the House and conviction in a Senate trial, Richard Nixon resigns the office of the Presidency on August 9th.

Interesting Facts

President of the United States – Richard Nixon

Vice President of the United States – Gerald Ford

Nobel Prize Winner - Seán MacBride and Eisaku Sato

Miss America – Rebecca King (Denver)

Speaker of the House – Carl Albert (D)

Life Expectancy – 72.8 years

Cost of Living

New House – $34,900.00

Average Income – $13,869.00/yr.

New Car – $3,756.00

Average Rent – $185.00/mth

Tuition to Harvard University – $3,200.00/yr

Movie Ticket -$1.75 each

Gasoline – $00.54

Food

Granulated Sugar – $00.67

Vitamin D Milk – $1.56

Ground Coffee  – $1.00

Bacon – $00.89

Eggs – $00.47

Fresh Ground Hamburger – $00.68

Fresh baked Bread – $00.30

PSJA School Song

ON, ON PSJA
A TRIBUTE YOU STAND
TO SERVICE RENDERED
KNOWLEDGE TENDERED
A BENEDICTION PLANNED
WITHIN THY WALLS
OUR DREAMS HAVE GROWN
AND SEEDS OF MANY
FRIENDSHIPS SOWN
VICTORIES AND DEFEATS
WE’VE KNOWN
OUR HERITAGE
OUR SCHOOL

PSJA Fight Song

LOYAL SONS OF PSJA
LOUD ARE THE ECHOES CHEERING ON HIGH
SHAKE DOWN THE THUNDER FROM THE SKY
ALTHOUGH THE ODDS BE GREAT OR SMALL
PSJA SHALL WIN O’ER THEM ALL
WHILE OUR LOYAL SONS GO MARCHING
ONWARD TO VICTORY!