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Page 21 text:
Pictures of the fVlil4e Welker Alumni Dinner
Top Cleftj : Mrs. Walker, Mr. Walker, Joseph Holland.
Top Crightl : Superintendent Philip J. Hickey, Mr. Walker. President Elmore M. Putney of Board
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.
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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-
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
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.
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l.et's lVlake a Date Now
For February 'l'l, 1948
Central will be 95 years old on February
11. 1948. and the officers are already making
plans for a grand reunion on the ninety-fifth
birthday of our Alma Mater. Since the school
auditorium holds only 700 people, it will
be necessary to hold this celebration in a place
that will accommodate several thousand. One
oflicer suggests that we hold it in the Conven-
tion Hall of Kiel Auditorium and conduct
it something like the so-called i'beer" con-
certs that were given there a year or two ago.
If anyone thinks he has a better idea, let him
write a letter to the president or secretary,
explaining his proposals. At any rate, put a
big Red and Black circle on your calendar
around the date February ll, 1948.
Personal Alumni Notes
One of our most enthusiastic alumni is
Richard Harkness C1891 1. He was president
of the Boys' Literary Society and recently
brought to the school the Boys' Literary So-
ciety Diploma of Theodore Koestli 118911,
who presented it to the school. Mr. Hark-
ness keeps in touch with many other "Boys
of '91", including Admiral Leigh Palmer
fnow in New York City1 and Dwight Kel-
logg and Winfred Ernst Garrison.
Another interesting item of school history
disclosed the fact that on our diplomas as far
back as 1875 the oflicial title of the school
as printed on the diploma was THE ST.
LOUIS CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL. Such
a diploma, issued to Miss Jennie Riddle, who
is still living, was brought to the school
recently by her grand-nephew, Charles Mc-
Aninch, a member of the senior class.
3523 NoRTH GRAND
Shoes for the high school girl for all
occasions: sports and saddle oxfords.
All expertly Htted by X-ray machine.
Also, shoes for the entire family. We
give and redeem Eagle Stamps.
Present at the lVlike1Xfalker
Miss Loretto Amend with four guests: T. Anzalone.
1918: Miss Mary Beck: Miss Jacquelyn Beck CSecre-
tary, Class of June. 19471: Mrs. Julius Banashek
CHelen F1eishman1 : Miss May Becker with one guest:
W. C. Berry: Ben E. Betts. June, 1913: Robert Big-
gar. Jan.. 1928: Vernon Bradburn CBaseba1l and Bas-
ketball Coach1: Wm. J. Bremser. 1918: Everett L.
Brooks: Charles Burmeister, 1937: John W. Calhoun.
June, 1903: Benj. H. Caplan. Jan., 1924:-' Roy V.
Coffey with one guest: Robt. L. Coose: F. J. Corn-
well: C. D. De Pew: Bill Crenshaw, Jan., 1929: Vest
Davis. June, 1909: Oscar Detering: Dunham B. Dodge.
June. 1903: Miss Isabel C. Dolch. Jan., 1905: Arthur
J. Donahue with one guest: Miss Mary Doyle: Bert L.
Fenenga: Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Fleishman. 1922, with
four guests: Samuel Floun. June. 1921, with four
guests: Joseph Forshaw, 1899: Alfred Friedli: Nathan
Friedman, 1918: W. G. Funck, 1904: Dr. Frank P.
Gaunt: L. P. George: C. W. Godefoy: Clifford B.
Godwin, 1909, with one guest: Leo M. Grace with one
guest: Charles Grippi, June. 1944: Albert 1. Graff,
June, 1920: Wallace C. Gundlach: Miss Joan Hall-
back CCentral Band. 19471: Miss Wilma Hanks:
James A. Hamett: Carl Hassendeubel: John A. A.
Hecker. 1905: L. B. Henderson: Lester O. Hoffman:
Mrs. Juanita Holder: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Holland
CAbbie Conley1, 1918: Wm. H. Hoppe, Jr.: Homer J.
Houston: Josephine Albright Hudson, June, 1915:
Arthur M. Idler: Don lngerson CFootba11 and Track
Coach1: Harold Jackson. Jan., 1924: Mrs. Lurine
Thimmig Jackson, Jan.. 1924: Sidney Jacobs: Richard
Kelly: Miss Dolores Keppel CEditor of 1947 RED AND
BLACK1 : Miss Lola B. Kerr, 1919: Jerome F. Kircher:
Louis J. Kittlaus. Sr.: Louis J. Kittlaus, Jr., 1923:
Joseph Kohm, 1936: Delius H. Kotthoff: Arnold Von
Lehsten: Wayne Leman CPresident, Class of June.
19471 : Miss Jean Leong CVice-President, Class ofJune,
19471: Sam Lewin, June, 1923: Art W. Lindholm:
Miss Lorraine Lowry: Bill Mansfield. 1923: Alvin
Margulis: Harry G. Margulis. 1919: Lee W. Margulis.
1918. with one guest: Levi Markland: John Marquard.
with one guest: Herbert L. Marshall: Claude W. Mc-
Elwee, June, 1915. with two guests: John J. McElwee,
1915: Paul Miller: Charles M. Morton. 1907: Strat-
ford Lee Morton, 1906: Byron Moser, June, 1903:
Sam Muchnick. June, 1924. with two guests: Paul P.
Mulcahy, 1939: Harry L. Murray: R. C. Newman:
Russell J. Nies, with one guest: Talty O'Connor: Mrs.
Talty O'Connor: Norman C. Parker. 1927: Evelyn
Partney, June, 1943, with one guest: Pete Pemberton:
Raymond G. Polster: Dayle C. Porter: Thomas Pow-
ers, June, 1932: Dr. Louis A. Reuter: Vernon Riehl,
1928: Anthony Romito. June, 1940, with two guests:
Al Roudman, with one guest: Frank B. Rowan, with
one guest: Dr. Ralph L. Rutledge, 1922: Viola Schon-
horst: Harry S. Schucart, 1917. with two guests: Wm.
Schumacher, with one guest: Richard M. Senturia. June.
1918, with two guests: F. G. Seymore: W. P. Sey-
more: Warren R. Sprague, 1908: Wm. M. Taggart!
Dr. John R. Vaughn, 1906: Blewett Wagoner: Bob
Wehmueller fTreasurer. Class of June. 19471 : Robert
Wellman: Helen Wildfong. Jan., 1937: Elmer M. Wil-
liamson: P. S. Wilson CKnox College, 18991: Hans
Wulff. 1901: William F. Yorger: Jack Zimmerman.
The special guests included Mr. and Mrs. Walker:
Mr. Elmore M. Putney. President. Board of Educa-
tion: Mr. Philip J. Hickey, Supt. of Instruction: Mr.
E. W. Alexander, Principal: Mr. Ben H. Barr. Former
Principal: Mr. Willis Johnson, St. Louis C1lobe-Demo-
crat: Richard Thurston, Captain. 1946 Football Team:
Benny Sobieraj, 1946 Tennis Team: Alfred Mirth.
1946-47 Basketball Team: James Pendleton. 1946-47
Swimming Team: James Brislane. 1947 Basebal1TeamI
and Harry Drager. 1947 Track Team.
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