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

 - Class of 1950

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In 1950 Radio Production Class Driver Education Class Oficc Practice Class Distributivc Education Room Home Living Class Our New Home Ec Lab 5

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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 1915. 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. Uentral High 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- third. 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 llentral lllgh 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 1921. 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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