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

 - Class of 1947

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1914-Stairs and corridor floors of building were reconstructed of concrete. 1923-Central celebrated the fiftieth anniver- sary of Mr. Bryan's graduation. 1926-In January the school was temporar- ily housed in Yeatman building, pend- ing the fireproofing of the Grand Ave- nue building. 1927-In September, Central High School was moved back to the building at 1030 North Grand Avenue. A lire broke out in the girls' gymnasium on the first day of school. On September 27, 1927, a tornado struck the central part of the city about 1:00 p. m., resulting in the death of five girls of the school. The girls who lost their lives were Alice Berner, Eva Michalske, Blanche Reid, Zena Schneider, and Lois Shaw. On October 4, 1927, Central moved back into the Yeatman building and shared it with the Yeatman Intermediate School until June, 1928. 1928-On February 1 1, Central High School celebrated the seventy-Hfth anniversary of its foundation with a banquet and mass meeting attended by nearly 3,000 alumni. The total number of graduates reached 9,600 in June. The school published a 300-page Diamond Jubilee issue of THE RED AND BLACK. 1932-On February 22, Central gave a pag- eant at the Odeon written by Percye Mc- Kay in celebration of the 300th anni- versary of the birth of Washington. The June class planted two oak trees on the campus in honor of George and Martha Washington. 5 1 5... 3 lil En VV EEUU :AEI lE'?-A ima! :IWW 1111141111: 4 5 JUNE Ptmotacmss .U T V-4-,:, U I ttf: -'xx g ' A Y fix I f l ' 'N -573' V I A . A -,l. .- o iam A 5 3 j . illll ,,,, 1 Ill A .,. I t Q ... D ,+L , - 7 I 155 355 l 4 ' , Q 1 -- ' ,Iv X 1. i.: '? TV' ' Q' ' Q .I Y i i f f .-v r- Q!-Q E' 1 V1 I W -"' I 1 l"!"X-1 -I 5' 3 i l, 4 V 7 .. .-, ., .-..- . .. ..,... .-.-.fr I ' 4' '- M 1 I -I ,.i.1. GRAND AVENUE BUILDING 1893-1926 1938-Central athletes adopted the nick- name REDWINGS, and also celebrated its 85th birthday by holding a Reunion on February ll, which was broadcast over KWK. The 1938 RED AND BLACK was perhaps the best high school year book ever published. 1927- 1 947-Graduation exercises held in the Beaumont auditorium. THE STYLE IN SMILES 1904 For Sale-A large dog: very tame: will eat off your hand.

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