Central High School - Red and Black Yearbook (St Louis, MO)

 - Class of 1947

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Central Smiles Through The Years vw iw F7 The St. Louis Central High School has been smiling through calm and strife, joy and sorrow, tribulation and prosperity, war and peace, for ninety-four years. Since its organi- zation on the third floor of the old Benton Grade School building at Sixth and Locust Streets on February 11, 1853, it has gradu- ated almost 15,000 alumni, and more than 60,000 other students have attended it with- out finishing the full four years. It has en- dured the agonies and hardships of four wars and two tornadoes. In World War I eighteen of her sons gave up their lives for their coun- try, and in World War II sixty-four more made the supreme sacrifice. In the tornado of 1927 five students were killed. Yes, our Alma Mater has had many days of sorrow and tribulations, although most of her days have been calm and joyful, and most of her years have been peaceful and prosperous. Following is a list of some important dates in Central history: A FEW IMPORTANT DATES IN CENTRAL'S HISTORY 1853-High school established on the third floor of the Benton School building on February 11. Total enrollment for 1853 was 72 pupils. 1855-Total enrollment was 119. 1856-Dedication of building at Fifteenth and Olive Streets on March 24. in c '. 134-:T-3-ll.lVT't I ' . .f 'iiifi p 1 ' Iii ? ' ' 1"" t ii 5 . 4 .L H- , U yi 'I ,Q E2 il EJ , E-J , X -1, . . L i H' 5 S gf ,. . - - ,p . lin f . ffl UB. - ,aff fll j jfi ' A. - if is I I 'li A Ellutmiimga In NS 'pllw M T N N gsllw l!-Y nk.. - 7 ' r... f ii ii' A li... gl ' ' r, ., .1 --- .S Q' if ff ff .. 1 L fri' O me OLD BENTON BUILDING 1853-1856 1858-First graduating class consisting of 13 members. 1860-Enrollment was 290. There were 20 graduates. 1861-Schools closed for several weeks on account of Civil War. THE STYLE IN SMILES 1853 Examiner: What do you study? Little Girl: Reading. writing, and gozinta. Examiner: Gozinta? What is that? Little Girl: Why, two gozinta four and and three gozinta six.

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dtlS Smile 44 44 44 A warm, heart-centered smile strikes the keynote to a radiant personality, like that indescribable note of "The Lost Chord". Yet how can we define such an elusive and varying feature? It defies our inadequate words, since it is not a static physical quality, but frequently happiness itself, and sometimes success in life. How many crimes of insincerity, however, have been committed in the name of a "smile"? A smile has no chemical ingredients, no set shape, color, or size, and appears, like the sun, in spring, summer, autumn, or winter, un- dimmed by tears of adversity. Yes, a smile lives "Through the Years". It varies with the individual, and each has his own meaning attached to it. It is as free as the wind, and yet should not be as timeless and reckless: for, even a smile, if it is insincere, can wear out, and become meaningless unless it flows from the heart and is timely. There is a time for everything, a time to laugh and a time to be serious- and the Hnal keynote is sincerity. Yes, "Smiling Through the Years" is the best and most durable prescription for happiness I know of. It saves many a doctor bill, and keeps you in the sunshine, where you "keep your sunny side up". Let us keep undying our spirit, by 'Smiling Through the Years"! -ED ESTEL. 6



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