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

 - Class of 1948

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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- ICSL. Three Central Principals: E. W. Alexander, D. H. Weir, Ben H. Barr.

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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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M. VV. Walker, Vest Davis, Norman C. Parker, John NV. Calhoun, Claudc VV, McElwec. Henry W. Simpson Some Platform Guests on February II, Arrangements Commitlee For Alumni Reunion: Sidney Maestre. 'llz Rev. J. H. Gauss, 74: Ben Betts, '13s Michael W. Walker, Former Coach: Byron Moser, '03: Former Judge John W. Calhoun, '03: Dr. L. Sante, '071 C. W. Godefroy, '06. Standing: Vest Davis, 'O9: President Norman C. Parker, '27. In March, Dolores Olsen Won a Scholas- tic Gold Key for her picture, "Pencil Head Dress", entered in the National Scholastic Art Contest. Robert Schmitt placed second in Book Reviews in the Regional Writing Contest sponsored by the Star-Times. The initial meeting of the Future Business Lead- ers of America was held on March l7th. Color Day ushered in the month of April. On April 2nd the Class of June '48 received the colors of Central High. On April 9th the first of a series of four Bar Association lectures on the Constitution was given by Mr. Richard Coburn. Mr. Roland F. O'Bryan gave the second lecture on April 16th, Mr. Wilbur Jones gave the third on April 23rd, and Mr. Kenneth Teasdale gave the fourth on April 3t0h. The Class of June '48 observed Arbor Day by planting a tree in Pairground Park, On April 14th, an Allied Youth Post was formed at Central,

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