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Page 10 text:
The Christmas spirit was prevalent at Cen-
tral throughout the month of December. The
seniors held a Christmas Party at the Down-
town Y. W. C. A. on December tenth. The
students filled eighty Xmas stockings for the
patients of Malcolm Bliss Hospital. A Christ-
mas program was given in the aud to climax
the activities of December. Its theme was
"Christmas Shopping Early."
January, as always, was an eventful month.
The Senior Prom was held on the twenty-first
at the DeSoto Hotel. Commencement took
place on the twenty-sixth, at which time Ruth
Schultz was presented the Washington Uni-
versity scholarship, and Warren Kieffer received
the Clifford Marik Trophy,
At the beginning of the second semester Cen-
tral's oldest club, the Boys' Literary Society,
was merged with the Junior Toastmasters'
Club, and the Ciirls' Literary Society was merged
with the Telesis Junior Toastmistress Club,
"Happy birthday to you." "Happy birthday
to you." So sang the students of Central at a
First Row: J. O'Brien. F, Newman.
G. Miller. R. Havener, J. Sampson,
Second Row: C. Crane, G. X.Vebb, VJ.
Ruhland, S. Hagebusch, Miss Doyle.
special aud session held on February eleventh.
Vv'hose birthday? Why, Central's of course!
It was her ninety-sixth. Also in February, a
Lunchroom Essay Contest was held, of which
Shirley Stoving was the winner. Mr. Seipp,
Central's driving teacher, joined the faculty.
Doris Kieffer represented Central in the Ameri-
can Legion Oratorical Contest.
Early in the month of March, the seniors
and new seniors elected their officers. The
seniors chose Lou Aiello for president, Mary
Johanningmeier as vice-president, Pearl Catan-
zaro as secretary, and Paul Bono for treasurer.
The new seniors elected Charlie Smith, presi-
dent: Marge DeSimone, vice-president: Cathe-
rine Marzuco, secretary: and Bill Guth, treas-
urer. The Student Council also elected its offi-
cers for the new term. They were: President,
Don Fritz: vice-president. June Nlarten: secre-
SENSE AND NONSENSE
Teacher Cto studentjz "You're not fit for
decent company! Come up here with me."
A word or clause may now and then
Have meanings strange and varied:
But it isn't a wooden wedding when
A pair of Poles are married.
One of the down-town clothiers has this
advertisement in his window: "We agree to
give our customers Hts."
Why should a duck not cross the road?
It would be a fowl proceeding.
Page 9 text:
ur Ninety-Sixth Year
The feature event in October was Color Day.
On the fifteenth of that month, eighty-eight
proud and excited seniors were presented with
the traditional colors of Central High. Mr.
Biggar. our teacher of instrumental music for
several years, departed for Denver, Colorado, on
October twenty-seventh. Also occurring on this
date was a mock presidential election of which
Truman was the winner. Once more it was
shown that 'ias Central goes, so goes the na-
tion." Perhaps someone should tell the radio
announcers that Central has picked the winner
in the last ten presidential elections. The seniors
and new seniors both held their Hrst outings
in the latter part of this month.
The main event of November was a carnival,
which was given by the music groups to raise
money for choir robes. A king and queen,
Mary Hodge and Lou Aiello, respectively, were
crowned to preside at the affair. Mr. Walter H.
Wilcox, an alumnus of Central High School.
presented a Hammond Organ to the school.
Mr. Panus, our new instructor of instrumental
music, joined the faculty. A meeting of the
All-City Student Council was held at Central
on November eighth. Dolores Malon and Jim
Pendleton represented Central.
SENSE AND NONSENSE
A Freshman - One who knows not and
knows not that he knows not.
A Sophomore-One who knows not and
knows that he knows not.
A Junior,-One who knows and knows not
that he knows.
A Senior-One who knows and knows that
Before I heard the doctor tell
The danger of a kiss,
l had considered kissing you
The nearest thing to blsis,
But now I know biology
And sit alone and moan-
Six million mad bacteria-
And I thought we were alone.
Some Special Events
Page 11 text:
ur Ninety - Sixth Veer
tary, Arlene Dode: treasurer, Pat Stempfel:
and sergeant-at-arms, Earl James. The sponsor,
Miss Friedman, was also chosen. Mr. Joe
Tanaka, a former Centralite, visited his alma
mater in March to speak at a special auditorium
session. Four Central students-Philip Fleet,
Edna Schwartz, Patricia Rogers, and Clem Hei-
tert-participated in the Junior Town Meeting.
April arrived, and with it came the presen-
tation of the Pan-American play by the Span-
ish classes, an annual affair at Central. An
Easter concert was given by the music groups
on Holy Thursday. One hundred and thirty-
seven seniors received their ribbons on Color
Day, April 22. The new seniors held their
Hrst party at the Downtown Y. W. C. A. A
Clean-Up parade was held at Central on April
27. Thomas Szarzynski won the Clean-Up
Essay Contest, the Toastmasters took first in
the float contest, and Richard Costello won the
SENSE AND NONSENSE
I want to be a Faculty.
And be allowed to sit,
Upon a little platform,
And never work a bit.
Naval Reserve: Vv'hy do they have knots
on the ocean instead of miles?
Old Salty: Well, you see, they couldn't have
the ocean tide if there were no knots.
Civics Teacher: Vwfhat do we mean by
Student: W'hen a person kills himself at
Librarian: Isn't this book obsolete?
Frosh: No, it was that way when I got it.
May was an especially important month for
several reasons. The Toastmistress Banquet was
held Thursday, May 5, at the Downtown
Y. M. C. A. Its theme: A'I.et's Go A-Mother-
ing." The Central cindermen made a fine show-
ing at the State Track Meet held at Columbia.
Missouri, on May 14. They came in second,
just a few points behind the Kirkwood team.
On May 27, a memorial tablet, containing the
names of Central students who died in World
War II, and designed by Mr. Walker Han-
cock, an eminent alumnus of Central, was dedi-
cated. The tablet was unveiled by Don Fritz
and Joan Allison. On May 23 the girls of the
senior classes enjoyed a Good Grooming Clinic.
On the night of May 27 the Track Team again
upheld the honor of the Red and Black in the
St. Louis High School Field Day,
Events scheduled in June include the appear-
ance of the yearbook on June 13, Central's one
hundred sixty-second graduation program on
June 15, and the closing of school on June 17.
First Row: J. Georgie, D. Kelleher.
E. Burroughs. D. Beveridge, Second
Row: R. Heber, L. Oelkers. M.Fr.1n-
cois, P. Dohrmann, C. Halford. Third
Row: Miss Pierce, D. Hyde, A. Dude.
ff. f.raine, E, Schwartz.
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