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You think inner city kids have little chance to succeed? The auto shop teacher (center) had to take pride in his class at John Francis Polytechnic High School Auto Shop in downtown L.A. To Nick’s left is Herb Temple, who later became a General in the U.S. Army. This class of 1946 grew up during The Great Depression and through World War II, during which everything was rationed. Looks like they made it through A-OK to us.