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Events of Central s
By KATHRYN KoEN1ci
From the ringing of the Hrst 9 o'clo:k bell
in September until the dying reverberations of
the last 3 o'clock bell in June, Central's ninety
lifth year has been crammed full of outstand-
ing occasions and unforgettable events. The
students of Central have many reasons to be
proud of their school and Central has many
reasons to be proud of them. Because these
reasons are innumerable, it will be possible to
record only the most outstanding events in
which Central High School takes pride.
All the students were eager to return to
school in September, but only the seniors
Walked through the halls with their heads in
the clouds. They soon came down to earth
and elected their class oflicers, who were Ray
Mr Walter Pollard presenting the Clifford Marik Trophyi
Mobley, Ida Poli, Lorraine Weipert, and
Martin McClurkin. Out football team got
off to a promising start by defeating St.
Charles in a pre-season game.
Central's tennis team ended the season
in fifth place in October. On October llth,
the class of January '48 received the Red and
Black colors of Central High School. The
New Senior Class elected Miss Friedman as
their sponsor, and Fred Chapman, Marie
Kogut, Patricia Herndon, and Alfred Mirth
as their officers.
On November 10th, Larry Adler ad-
dressed the student body on racial tolerance.
He completed his visit with a few harmonica
solos. The swimming team began practice
on November 24th.
Four Centralites discussed the question,
"Should St. Louis Have a World's Fair in
l953?" over station KXOK on December
4th. On December 18th and 19th the stu-
dents of Central High School presented the
Christmas play written by Miss Eimer. It
consisted of four scenes: the first, "Fruits and
Vegetablesug the second, "The Elves and the
Christmas Mail": the third, "Trial of Na-
tions": and the fourth, "Miracle of Christ-
mas". All the costumes were designed and
made by the students.
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Ninety- Fifth Year
The month of January was full of many
memorable events. The most outstanding
ones. of course, were the Senior Prom and
Graduation. The Prom was held on Janu-
ary l6th in the Snowball Room of the De-
Soto Hotel, and for the first time it was spon-
sored by both the Senior and New Senior
Classes. Less than a week later, on Janu-
ary Zlst, Central bade farewell to its l59th
graduating class. Glen Schulze was presented
with the Washington University Honor
Scholarship. The first Clifford Marik Me-
morial Trophy Award, to become an annual
event, was presented to Fred Wappel, the
outstanding male student of the two senior
classes. Mr. Walter Pollard offered the
award in honor of his classmate, Clifford
Marik, Central student and athlete, who was
killed during World War II, while serving
in the U. S. Marine Corps.
The Senior Classes elected their officers
early in February. The June class re-elected
their ofiicers from the preceding term, and the
New Seniors chose Arthur Lohmeyer, Ruth
Schultz, Lois Hagan, and Herman Geller as
their officers. February l lth was the big day
of the year, and Centralites celebrated Cen-
tral's Ninety-Hfth Anniversary with a special
auditorium session. The theme of the pro-
gram was 6'Central On Parade". Former
Judge John W. Calhoun was the principal
speaker. Mr. Davis introduced the platform
Rev. J. H. Gauss, 74: Merlee Brock, '48: John W, Calhoun O3
at our Ninety-fifth Birthday Party.
guests. A week later the Alumni held a
Ninety-fifth Anniversary Reunion at Kiel
Auditorium. About 1200 Alumni attended
the reunion. On February 25th there was
an aud session, planned by English and Social
classes, observing Brotherhood Week. On
February 5th, Robert Schmitt took, second
place in the American Legion Oratorical Con-
Three Central Principals:
E. W. Alexander, D. H. Weir, Ben H. Barr.
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