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Home Living Class Our New Home Ec Lab
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.By PATRICIA RooERs
This year at Central has been one of the
busiest for both students and faculty. The
freshmen who entered in September will be the
Centennial graduating class. Quite an honor!
Eight new teachers also entered the hallowed
halls of Central in September. They were Mr.
Chapman, Miss Colestock, Miss Leutheusser,
Mr. Masson, Miss Marine, Miss Rotman, Miss
Timmons, and Mr. Finseth. Early in the
term Mr. Coffey retired after serving on the
faculty in the commercial department since
The main event of October was Color Day,
held on the twenty-first of the month. This
was an eventful day for both seniors and new
seniors, for on the same evening the new seniors
had their party at the downtown Y. W. C. A.
On October twenty-sixth members of the
music departments were once again privileged
to attend the Symphony Concert held at Beau-
Miss Birtley and Miss Wentz, our smiling secretaries.
mont, On the same evening there was a Hal-
lowe'en Tacky Dance, consisting of a program
in the auditorium followed by dancing in the
gym, On the following day, the twenty-
seventh, members of the Radio Production class
participated for the second time in the Junior
Town Meeting program.
Highlighting the events of November was
Parents' Night sponsored by the Student Coun-
cil. Dr. Adolph Unruh, Professor of Educa-
tion at Washington University, was the guest
speaker, while the choir, Band, and Radio class
provided entertainment. On the sixteenth a
guidance address was given by Dr. Eversull.
also of Washington U. The seniors had their
party on the eighteenth at the downtown Y.
W. C. A. The twenty-second was quite a
gala occasion at Central. The football team
was honored for having won half of its league
games-for the first time in fourteen years.
On December ninth members of the Student
Council attended the Youth Conference at Sol-
dan-Blewett and the Y. M. H. A. On the
fourteenth we were entertained by the St. Louis
Symphonettes. A Christmas Concert was pre-
sented by the music groups and the Little The-
ter Group on the evening of the twenty-first.
The Christmas vacation began on the twenty-
January tenth saw the first meeting of the
newly organized Music Appreciation Club. The
main event of this month, however, was the
Senior Prom, held by both senior and new
senior classes at the De Soto Hotel on the thir-
teenth. Another event that will long be re-
membered was graduation held, for the first
time in history, in the Garrison Avenue school
auditorium on the twenty-fifth of the month.
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A With the opening of the new term Central
received three more new teachers, Mr. Tennis.
Mr. Wetmore, and Mri Modesitt. During the
two weeks between the ninth and twenty-third
of February a model of the new St. Louis Hous-
ing Project was displayed in the Brst floor corri-
dor. On February tenth Central celebrated its
ninety-seventh birthday with its annual alumni
reunion, where 50th Anniversary Diplomas
were presented to several graduates of 1900 or
before. It was at this meeting that a proposal
was made for a one million dollar alumni fund
to help start a new Central High building in
1953. The officers of the Student Council were
installed in the auditorium on the seventeenth.
The feature event of March occurred on the
thirty-first, when ,138 seniors received their
colors. A Brotherhood movie was shown on
the third for everyone. The new seniors held
the party on the tenth, followed by the senior
party on the twenty-fourth. The annual Fresh-
man Concert was given on the seventeenth. On
the twenty-ninth the High School Revue pro-
gram was recorded at Central for broadcasting
over KWK on the second of April.
During the iirst Week of April the Stephens
College Quartet provided a most entertaining
program in the auditorium. On the eleventh
the All-City Student Council met at Central.
The coming of spring brought with it parades.
and more parades. On the fifteenth the seniors
and the band participated in the Arbor Day
Parade. The Clean-Up Parade was held on the
seventeenth. The Spanish classes presented an
amusing program for Pan-American Day on
the twentieth. The second annual meeting of
the Central Toastmistress and Toastmaster
Clubs, and the Midtown Toastmasters Club.
was held on the twenty-sixth in the activities
room. In May, Mr. Van Landegend retired,
having been a math teacher at Central since
The Student Council gave a Spring Hop on
Friday, May fifth. This event was highlighted
by a visit from the popular orchestra leader,
Russ David, who entertained the group with
several piano selections. The annual Toast-
mistress Banquet was held on the seventeenth
to celebrate the third birthday of the Central
Club. This meeting, held at the downtown
Y. M. C. A. was attended by members of both
the senior and junior clubs. The big event in
May was the Spring Concert given on the
twenty-fourth by the choral groups and the
band. This event officially inaugurates Spring
here at Central. The senior class had their last
outing the twenty-iirst at Trout Lodge. The
new seniors had their outing at Babler State
Park the following week.
June fourteenth will be that all-important
day, graduation, for 138 seniors. Two days
later, the sixteenth, the halls of Central will
close for the summer.
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