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

 - Class of 1947

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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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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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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. Sapot's Bootery 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 Alumni Dinner 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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