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

 - Class of 1947

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The Ninety-Fourth Anniversary Reunion On February ll, 1947, a reunion was held at the school to celebrate the ninety-fourth anniversary of the founding of the school. There were about four hundred present at this meeting. Our mailing list was very in- complete. and many who would have at- tended didn't learn about the meeting until it was over. The speakers on the program were representatives of the classes which graduated 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years ago. Among these were Sidney Corson 119375, Norman C. Parker fl927j, and Alfred Fleishman 619221. Vocal solos were given by Charles Burmeister and Ed Nolte, a dance number by John Berger, an accordion solo by Wenzel Eberhardt. Mr. Weir made one of his crisp, enjoyable speeches. We were also favorably impressed by the new principal, Mr. E. W. Alexander. Margaret Euerst 119411 was chairman of the program com- mitte. At this meeting Paul Mulcahy, whose prodigious efforts made it such a success, re- signed as president, and Charles Cirippi was voted in as his successor. Lucille McCann was re-elected secretary, and Robert Wellman was chosen treasurer. After the election, Cirippi pleaded that it was impossible for him to take the presidency because of his status as a busy G. I. college student. Miss McCann also insisted on re- signing as secretary since she is to be out of the city this summer. At a hurry-up emer- gency meeting the following agreed to take over for the rest of the year: Preslidenl ............,............, ...NORMAN PARKER, '27 319 N. Fourth Street-CH. 5787 Vice-President .........,.......,.......,. PAUL MULCAHY, '39 1710 Bacon Street-JE. 9544 Vice-President ........................... ,... ....... M A RY BUTLER 2922 Harper Street-FR. 2120 Treasurer .............................. ROBERT WELLMAN, '42 263521 Hebert Street-FR. 4588 Corresponding Secretary ........ CHARLES S. GRIPPI, '44 1035 N. Eighth Street-GA. 5616 Recording Secretary ,.,,,.....,,.......,,....,.. VEST DAVIS, '09 Central High School-JE. 7949 The Nlilce Walker Dinner Early during the winter, plans were under way to give a testimonial dinner to Central's most famous coach, Michael W. CMikeD Walker, who retired last September. A com- mittee consisting of Joseph E. Holland. Stratford Lee Morton, Sidney Maestre. Al- fred Eleishman, and James E. CJimmyj Con- zelman, was selected to set the date and make the arrangements. The Alumni Association officers gave their full cooperation, and the dinner was held at the Chase Hotel on March 27, 1947. It was a grand reunion attended by many of Central's famous old grads, who turned out in force to pay tribute to their Alma Mater and to their beloved coach and friend, Mike Walker. Many letters and tele- grams poured in from those who were unable to be present. Dozens of tributes were paid to Mike for his gentlemanly qualities and sportsmanship. He responded with a fine talk that displayed his characteristic modesty and sincerity. Talks were also made by Presi- dent Putney of the Board of Education, Supt. Hickey, Mr. Alexander, Mr. Ben H. Barr. Stratford Morton, Talty O'Connor, and Wil- lis Johnson of the Globe-Democrat. The chicken dinner was good, too. Mr. Walker's main suggestion was that Central should have a magnificent new building in which to cele- brate its 100th anniversary in 1953. COMMITTEE FOR "MIKE" WALKER DINNER Seated, left to right: Stratford L. Morton. Mr. Walker, Sidney Maestre. Standing: Joseph F. Holland, Alfred Fleishman, William Taggart. is

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Pictures of the fVlil4e Welker Alumni Dinner 1' fl Top Cleftj : Mrs. Walker, Mr. Walker, Joseph Holland. Top Crightl : Superintendent Philip J. Hickey, Mr. Walker. President Elmore M. Putney of Board of Education. Center fleftj : Charles Morton Cl906l and F. J. Cornwell C1905l. Center frightj : John Magner Ql908j. Mr. XVa1ker, W. Ci. Funk 119041. Stratford Lee Mor- ton Q1905J . Bottom Cleftj : Richard M. Kelley C19l0l. Art Idler Q1907Q. Joe Holland 119181, Bill Brem- ser 119181. Jack Rutledge f1918l, Tony Anzalone 119181. Seated is Bob Coose 619181. Bottom Crightjz Boys representing this year's athletic teams. Front row-Benny Sobieraj. ten- nis: Alfred Mirth, basketball: Richard Thurston. football. Back row-Harry Drager, track: James Brislane, baseball: James Pendleton. swimming. Mr. Davis is presenting invitations to the dinner. 17

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