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

 - Class of 1947

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A scene from the Pan-American Program. And. so, along with other members of the class, I offer to our Alma Mater a smile of sincere thanks for the past, a smile of joyful appreciation for the present, and a smile of hope and determination for the future. After tonight the members of this class will all take separate paths of life. Some will go into industry, some into the business world, and others on to higher education. Whatever direction each may choose, the class expects all to do their best to uphold the honor and high standards of our school. Although our stay at Central has been rela- tively brief, her influence and training will follow us for many years to come. TI-IE STYLE IN SMILES 1947 have you been doing?" "Thirty days." Vile are indebted to many people for the opportunity of attending high school and our free education will always be greatly appre- ciated. On behalf of my classmates, I should like to offer our sincere thanks to the tax- payers of this community who have carried the expense: to our teachers who have handed down their knowledge so willingly, and have so patiently helped us over the rough spots: and to our parents for their aid in furthering our education, thus giving us a better chance to achieve success. We will all try to repay this great debt by becoming good citizens, and by helping to make this a better world for everyone re- gardless of race or creed. St. Louis Central I-Iigh School "I haven't seen you for a month. What Our own, our dear old school! thy praise we sing. lVith deepest gratitude our hearts are filled, For lessons by thy tender care instilled, Which through the years have never ceased to ring Like fog bells on a rockbound coastg they bring A needed warning note: our souls are thrilled With dread of danger lurking near. So skilled Thy work, it taught with finished art the thing That men most need to know, how best to live The truth that makes them free to choose the life That more abundant is. untouched by strife Of warring passions-strong and fierce, constrained By love of righteousness themselves to give To service of mankind, with wisdom trained. -W. J. S. BRYAN. 14

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mas program which told about the three previous Christmases and the different places where our boys in service celebrated them. An event that we didn't wel- come so eagerly was our CWR's or comprehensive written re- views. These were our term examinations and it seems that the hardest ones always come on the same day. We studied and struggled through them much the same as we had done i. for the past three and a half , years. These were practically I the one and only thing that we didn't appreciate about our senior term. We got a real thrill the day when our rings came. We had all been hoping that they would come before Christmas, and when they did we were over- joyed. How proud we were, and how care- ful with them! We went around showing them off to people all day and we thought that they were the most beautiful school rings we had ever seen. , ! all- Class of January, 1947, Senior Prom. And now, tonight! Tonight, which com- pletes not only our senior term, but also four years of high school. This is the goal for which we have worked so long. We realize, however, that tonight is not the end of our education, but only the beginning of our real education-the education of life, itself. What l-ligh School l-las Meant to Me By MILTON WELLER Primarily, high school has been to me a place to study collected and classified knowl- edge of various types suitable to the advance- ment of my education. It has been a place where I could receive the aid of teachers who had followed the same paths and were quali- fied to help others. There, with the aid of teachers, books, and equipment, I was given the opportunity to study the efforts and works of those before me in order to set standards for myself as Well as broaden my mind. Next, high school has been a place to meet and learn to get along with people of various kinds, not only in classes but also in sports and school organizations. Some became in- fluences of great worth. Others lifelong friends, while others helped only by their mistakes from which we profited. Another important gain was in citizen- ship. We have not only had a chance to learn the principles of citizenship, but also have had many opportunities to practice them. In classes we learn what citizenship is. In the care of the school and respect for fellow students, we practiced it. The Stu- dent Council, an organization for the govern- ing of the school by the students, helped many along this line. Our clubs and sports gave students with special interests a chance to enlarge and exer- cise them. Other students have found hob- bies and friends as well as knowledge by par- ticipating in these extra-curricular activities. As you have seen in these color slides of our activities, smiling through four years of high school has been a lot of fun and excite- ment, but it had another side-plenty of work. All in all, high school has given me a broad view of education, a basis for college work, and an understanding of some of the fundamental principles of life. THE STYLE IN SMILES 1931 New J. Daughter: Mother, I just love gym! Suspicious Mother: Jim who?



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