East Aurora Advertiser

Pearl Harbor Attack Spurred Complacent EA into Action

Growing frustration of local wartime defense officials could be felt on the front page of the Dec. 4, 1941 issue of the East Aurora Advertiser: The number of students enrolled in a machine shop class at East Aurora High School to help prepare the country for potential involvement in World War II had dwindled to “the vanishing point.”

“A total of only six is now registered for the course, while at one time about 25 were in attendance,” the Advertiser reported.

School officials had better lu...

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