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This volume of the RED AND BLACK is dedicated to the
Central men and women who served their country and the
United Nations in the Korean crisis.
Mr. Alexander and Frieda Gill displaying the Design for the
Korean War Service Roll.
PFC. FRED G. BEVFODEN
Pfc. Fred G. Bevfoden was a member of the USM
CR "E" Co., 7th Regiment, lst Bn., lst Marine
Division. After eight weeks of Boot Training at
Camp Pendleton, California, Fred left in late
September, 1950, for a further three weeks' train-
ing period in Japan before going to Korea. It was
on November 28, 1950, at the Changjin Reservoir,
that he met death on the battlefield. From the
letter of commendation written to F'red's mother
by his superior officer, it seems clear that death
was instantaneous. He received the Purple Heart.
Fred was a Six in Central when the Korean War
broke out. Being a reserve, he had to give up
school. He would have graduated with our pres-
PFC. DONALD E. EICHSCHLAG
Pfc. Donald E. Eichschlag was connected with
the USMCH "D" Co., 7th Regiment, 2nd Bn., lst
Marine Division. He entered Boot Camp in June,
1950, left St. Louis on August 4, and met death
at the Changjin Reservoir, Yudami Hill, at 1 A.M.
on November 28, 1950. A St. Louis friend, Dan
Drew, who was with Donald in his final battle re-
ports that his death, from a head wound, was in-
stantaneous. James D. Hammond, Jr., of the 7th
Marine, 1st Division, wrote to Mrs. Eichschlagz
"Donald's integrity and devotion to duty won for
him the respect of all his comrades, particularly
in the Korean Campaign, where he paid the su-
preme sacriffce. He was awarded the Purple
Though Donald received his diploma from Beau-
mont,he was in Central lonq enouqh to make many
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ALI. THIS AND cuxsswosx Too
By BETTY Koour
September 5: Small freshles and mlghty sentors, allke,
strolled proudly through the doors of Central to start a new
a new year of hard l?j work.
September 6: Registration Day. Oh,l 'Vhat wonderful teachers.
September 7: Teachers issued books to the students. The
September 14:Happy seniors were measured for standard
class ring. Down payments were made.
September 15: All seniors were tlnanclally embarrassed.
September 29: Everyone received the first lssue of"The
October 7: The handsome and powerful football squad o-
pened their leafue season against Roosevelt High at Pub-
llc School Stadium.
October 20: The second best day ln the lives of the sen-
tors was Color Day. The red and black ribbons floated
proudly from the suits of the boys, who were belng choked
by stlll collars and tles. The colors looked beautiful a-
gainst the whlte dresses of the limping senior girls in
their high-heels. The afternoon program was enjoyed by
all except terms one through seven.
October 24:Elght extremely happy Centralltes went home
with all "E's" on their report cards.
October 25: Twenty-five high school students of the Dis-
trlbutlve Education classes of Sprlngfleld, ll1lnols,vlstted
Central High. They were royally entertained and they had
lunch wlth the Retailing and D.E. students. They left Cen-
tral just bubbling over with knowledge.
October 26: It looked like the United Nations Building with
all the flags of the U.N. members on dlsplay. Wonderful
job done by the Art and Clothing classes ln maklng the
October 27: Central observed open house, cllmaxlng the
school's lntenslve two weeks study of the United Nations-
and we do mean intensive. A special aud program was held.
Uctober 31: Second lssue of "The News". V
October 31: You certainly dtdn't flnd any of Central's glrls,
who are all beauties, scaring people on Halloween night.
The boys may have stirred up a llttle trouble, but boys will
November 3: The flrst and very successful Football Dance
was held ln the beauttfully decorated flrst floor hall. The
lovely Football Queen, her Majesty, JoAnn Engeln, reigned
over the gala affair.
November 6: T.E. pins were sold tn advisory.
November 7: Ditto. All together 570.27 was contributed bY
Central to this worthy cause.
November 7: The voters of Missouri, Passed the Amendment
No. 1 proposal.Central's hard work was not tn valn.
November 8: The Home Economics classes and the Telesls
Jr. Toastmlstress Club at Central held a luncheon as a for-
mal openlng of the remodeled Foods and Nutrltlons Room.
Important guests were on hand to enjoy the meal prepared
ln the "face-lifted" Foods Room.
November 10: Sixteen year old Wolfgang Earnhardt of West
Berlin, Germany, gave a stlrrlng message to an interested
Central audience on the subject of communtsm and freedom.
November 11: Armtstlce Day-no hollday from school-the
eleventh fell on a Sunday.
November 16: The Central's Patron Association presented
a Minstrel Show. Much of the talent was displayed by the
students. Good joke-s and specialty numbers fllled an en-
joyable and profitable evenlng.
November 17: Central Redwlngs closed their 1950 football
November 22: Third lssue of "The News" was received.
November 23: Thanksgiving Day. We really had something
to be thankful for ...... . ...... no school.
November 24: No school. Happy Day.
December 1: Central's tall basketball team opened their
season with a non-league game with Beaumont.
December 5: Fifteen girls and one boy smiling left school
with all "E" report cards.
December B: A chimney-slider vlslted the senior party. St.
Nick himself, as well as the entire class and lt spsonsors,
enjoyed the affair at the Y,W,C.A.
December 13: The Toastmasters Club of Central sponsored
an lnterestlng panel discussion ln the aud. Students from
McKinley, Vashon, and Central participated ln the discuss-
lon on "Does The Youth of Today Consider Our Education
December 15: The New Seniors' Xmas party at the Y.W.C.A.
was a tremendous success. The boys as well as the girls
sat on Santa Claus's lap and told him what they wanted for
Christmas. A skit, games, refreshments,and singing Christ-
mas carols made the party a big hit.
December 20: Christmas celebrations at Central were start-
ed by an aud program presented by the musical groups and
December 20: F.B.l...A. held a Christmas party in B-7.
December 21: A quartet caroled at Speck's Restaurant on Lo-
December 22: Larger groups caroled at the Claridge Hotel
and later went to Station K.W.K. to make a recording of
December 22: Christmas vacation began at noon. One
whole week of loaflng.
December 22: Fourth lssue of "The News" rolled off the
December 24: Members of the Cholr caroled in the nelgh-
borhood to raise money for the Chrlstmas Carollng Asso-
ciation Fund for needy people.
December 25: Christmas Day. All Centralltes must have
been good during the year to deserve the carloads of pre-
sents they recetved from Santa Claus.
December 26: The Allied Youth Club of Central gave a
formal dance for members only at the Edgewater Club.
December 29: The Kiwanis Teen Town held a Mistletoe
Prom at the Norslde Y. Most of the huge crowd were Cen-
tralttes and three of the Prom Oueen's maids were beau-
tiful Central girls.
December 31: The end of old man '50-
January 1: A new year started and every Centralite made a
solemn promise to do homework and behave ln Class.IWho's
trylng to fool whom?l
January 2: School reopened after Christmas holidays. Ah
well, lt was too good to last. 1
January 9: Seniors started their C.W.Fl.'s. The toll ran the
second, fourth and sixth periods.
January 10: The seniors took their first, third and fifth per-
January 15: The rest of the school struggled through the
first and fourth periods C.W.H.'s.
January 16: The final exams for periods two and five were
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