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

 - Class of 1954

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Suhool Daze of IQ53-54 3 832 Xyashingron Scenes "Democracy" VVinnur ln the Safety Coach Ric The Latin Class Jamie S, C. Officcrs Command Performance Eugcnie 5 Alain

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School llaze ol I953-54 by Gloria Kruse and Jean Subo This has been a wonderful year as Central started her second century of training high school students in St. Louis for citizenship in the community and the nation. The events and activities of the year have been different from those of last year's Centennial turmoil, but all around us we have noticed that happy daze which comes to you only when you are a senior in a high school such as Central. When school opened on September 8, l953, we found that two members of the faculty, Mr. Beezley and Mrs. Ward, had gone to other schools, but that a big brave driving teacher had come to take their place lMr. Thuet, this means YOl1iXl. Our enrollment of a little over one JEAN SABO. All - Sports Queen thousand students included over two hundred freshies. September was filled with bright bubbles and practically no troubles. Classes and clubs got off to a good start and, report cards were still in the distant future. The Seniors looked forward to a wonderful term. They chose Ron Schnur as their presi- dent, Kathy Sandcork as vice-president, Joan McClellan as secretary, and Bill Davis as treas- urer. The New-Seniors also elected oficers. Those elected were Don Meyer, president: Joan Allen, vice-president: Virginia Svoboda, secretary, and Gary Couch, treasurer. The New Seniors held their outing at Trout Lodge on September 27th. Miss Giles and Mr. Carlisle are their sponsors. The Student Council officers were chosen as follows: President, Celeste Morales: Vice-Presi- dent, Max Tarpley: Secretary, Ciloria Kruse: Treasurer, Clyston Severs, and Sgt,-at-Arms, Eugene Brunk. The chief event for the Seniors in October was Color Day. There were 49 members on the stage of the auditorium, as the Red E5 Black colors were passed on to Ron Schnur, by Shirley Kilgore. member of the June, 1953, Centennial Class, The first issue of THE NEXVS came out on October 9th. On October 14th seventeen Central students entered the try-outs in the Voice of Democracy Contest. Richard Smith was the Central winner for the second straight year. On November lOth a special award was pre- sented to Central at the Annual St. Louis Day



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ohool Daze of 1953-54 Dinner of the Century of Commerce Club of the Chamber of Commerce at Hotel Statler. Stratford Lee Mortan, a Central' Alumnus, is Chairman of the Century of Commerce Club and Joseph F. Holland, who was presiding toastmaster, is also a Central graduate. Mr. Alexander accepted the award which was given to the school for its hundred years of education- al service. 'AEducation-Labor-Business'' Day was cele- brated at Central' on Tuesday, November I7. with an auditorium session and a luncheon in honor of our guests, who included about twenty prominent leaders in business and labor organ- izations, They made many favorable comments about the school. On December 4, the Lettermen's Club held its annual dance and selected an All-Sports Queen. The lucky girl was Jean Sabo. The other candidates were Joan Allen, Barbara Bell. Mary Jane DePauli, Pat Forsythe, Carol Hearst On the New York Trip Goodman, Bonnie Jones, Mary Marschlewski, Celeste Morales, Kathy Sandcork and Virginia Svoboda. In December the Choir and the Caroling group were kept very busy singing at hotels, parties and also in the Globe-Democrat Christ- mas Pageant at Kiel Auditorium. The chief events in January were the Senior Prom at Hotel De Soto on January 22nd and the Graduation Exercises held here at Central on January 27th. Speeches were made by Jim Williams and Ann Wright, Ron Schnur made the welcoming address and Bill Clarke was the Narrator for the illustrated story of the term. On February l a new term started and Mr. Robert Jaeger joined the Central' faculty. I43 Freshies entered Central for the first time, mak- ing the enrollment 1043. The Seniors chose their new officers: Gary Couch, president: Irene Mirth, vice-presidentg Joan Allen, secretary: Larry Couch, treasurer. The New Seniors elected Les Bushman, president: Sharon Bresely, vice- president: Barb Folwarczny. secretary, and Bill Root, treasurer. The student body elected the following Student Council officers: President. Max Tarpleyg Vice-President, Jackie Meyers: Secretary, Gloria Kruse: Treasurer, Pat Schu- macher, and Sgt.-at-Arms, Kennard Vernon. On February llth Central observed its lOlst birthday. The school News also came out on February l lth, with a special edition. On March lst about 'SO Central students at- tended the Race Conference at Soldan-Blewett. and also in March, members selected from the social studies classes attended a mock trial at the

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