Archive for October, 2011


Thread of Central in Chattanooga History

The thread of Central in late Chattanooga history always amazes me.  Perhaps you should write your book on this topic.

Central Track Teams

Anybody know why there is no information on Central Track Teams in the Champions–at least those from early and mid-60s?

Appears 1957 was the last year Central had a girl’s basketball team while on Dodds Avenue.  Anybody know the background on why?

Class of 1909

Early Central Faculty

1907-8 Annual Report

A E Darrah, Principal
Mary I Bibb History
A T Roark, Commercial Dept.
George Davis, Science
O C Kirkman, Manual Training
C E Rogers, Math
Ms. N C Carter, English
Ms. L M Russell, Teaching Dept.
A K Greene, Latin
Charles D McGuffey, Spanish

1908-9 (Annual Report) (11)

A E Darrah, Principal
Mary Elizabeth Beck, Expression
Nannie Carter, English
George Davis, Science
O C Kirkman, Manual Arts
Ms. O C Kirkman, History (Mary Bibb Kirkman)
Charles McGuffey, Spanish
J B Rike, Physical Training and Math
A T Roark, Commercial Dept.
C E Rogers, Math
Ms. L M Russell, Teaching Dept.
J A Setliffe, Greek, Latin, German

1909-10 from City Directory

A E Darrah, Principal

Mary Elizabeth Beck, Speech

Nannie Carter, English

George Davis, Science

O C Kirkman, Manual Arts

Harriet Greve, History

Charles McGuffey, Spanish

J B Rike, Physical Training and Math

A T Roark, Commercial Dept.

C E Rogers, Math

Ms. L M Russell, Teaching Dept.

J A Setliffe, Greek, Latin, German

Annie May Crutchfield, English

Mabel Agnes Fair, Domestic Science

C A Garratt Music

Mrs C A Garratt Vocal Music

1910-11 per Sleepless Eye:

A T Roark replaced by Walter Harrington for Commercial

Frank E Gunn added for English, History

William K Anderson added for Math, German

1911-12 from City Directory

Walter Harrington replaced by W P Selcer, Commercial

Mabel Fair replaced by Claudia Frazier, Domestic Science

Lillie Schwartz added for German

William K Anderson replaced by Arthur T Rankin

C E Rogers, Math, resigned at mid-term to accept position at E Tenn Normal School

Mary E Beck apparently did not return and was not replaced.

1912-13 per The Central

Harriet Greve left to pursue MA at Columbia

Alpha Davis added for Science

Garratts replaced by Reita Faxon Pryor, Music

Times Notes from 1907-08 (* indicates facsimile to be posted)

9/9/07*  Central Opening

9/20/07*  Central to play football

9/27/07*   Central football update

10/26/07*  Baylor 15 Central 7

11/01/07*  City 63 Central  0

1/16/08    Enrollment figures for County Schools (start of 2nd semester)

Central 146 freshmen, 45 sophomores, 35 juniors and 14 seniors  240 total

Hixson      9 freshmen, 20 soph, 9 jr                                                         38

Tyner       34 freshmen, 6 sophomores                                                    40

Soddy       15 freshmen, 11 soph, 9 jr                                                        35

4/9/08     Central to have play in Spanish put on by the Spanish Society with music accompaniment by

Katiebel  Darrah

April 10   Central baseball has 1-1 record (lost to City; beat McCallie); games at Olympic Park

April 22    Baylor 2 Central 0  Central pitcher Krichbaum, catchers Leake, Maddox

April 23   W K Greene, Central football and baseball coach  and Latin instructor  accepted position as

Chair of Latin dept at Baker-Himel; had been living with S J McCallie while at Central.

April 29    City 5 Central 1

May 13    Central 10 McCallie 2

May 28*   Central graduation

Times Notes 1908-09

9/01/08*   Rike Hired as football coach of Central and UC

9/04/08     Central opening

9/05/08*     Football practice starts

9/25/08*   Central news

9/26/08*     Announcement of Central-Rhea County game at Chamberlain Field

9/27/08*     Central 10 Rhea County 6

10/01/08   Central trying to schedule games

10/11/08*   Rike hospitalized

10/18/08*   TMI 10 Central 0

10/31/08*   Huntsville Williams 23  Central  0

11/08/08*     Central  0  Rhea Co  0

11/21/08*     Central  6  City 0

11/26/08*     Central- Huntsville Butler line-ups

11/28/08*     Central 11 Butler 0

1/09/09        First basketball game:  Baylor 23 Central  9  for Central Shackelford scored 5, Divine 2 and Cushman 2;

games played at Armory (Central played McCallie on 1/15 and City

1/22 but sports sections missing from 1/16 and 1/23 microfilm)

1/30/09        Baylor 26 Central 22 (Faucette 6, Divine 2, Cushman 8, Shackelford 6)

2/6                Central 22  McCallie 12 (Faucettte 6, Divinee 2, Cushman 8, Shackelford 6)

Also announcement of bank added at Central

2/13              Central 25 City 40  (Divine 12, Faucette 4, Cushman 6, Shackelford 3)

2/20              Central 29  Baylor 28 (Faucette 16, Elmore 2, Gray 2, Cushman 4, Shackelford 5) Sam Divine

left school to travel to Mexico

2/27              Central def McCallie no write-up

3/6                City 29 Central 23 (Revington 9, Shackelford 8, Faucette 4, Cushman 2)

4/2                Central 0 Huntsville Williams 6

Announcement of an Education benefit game at Olympic Park on April 30

County team will feature Rike at catcher, J B Brown pitcher and Darrah at 3B

5/6                Central 14 City 1 Central ends season undefeated in league play game with Knoxville champ,

Baker-Himel (also undefeated) to be played on Chamberlain Field at 3:30PM May 25

5/26*          Central 4  Baker-Himel 3  Central claims E Tenn baseball championship

Names behind the User IDs

pounder21 is Charlie Sedman.

byrdro is Bobby Byrd.

 

Thanks Buffy for becoming a part of this effort.

Let’s get started on Central history.  As more people get involved we may assign specific topics or eras to individuals as their specialty area. For the present I want to share what I have documented thusfar and my resources:

Central High activities per the Chattanooga Times starting Sep 1 1907 through May 31, 1908, Sep 1, 1908-May 31, 1909, and Sep 1, 1909 through March 31, 1910

First year report to Hamilton County including faculty members.

Graduating Class Rosters per the Times for the years 1908-10 and 1912 (important because there were no yearbooks)

First year faculty biographies via family genealogy sites

Obituary notices for early graduates 1908-1912

Iwill begin posting the above in the next few weeks so that all can begin to grasp what we don’t know and/or haven’t documented adequately and formulate a plan for acquiring that information.

Note:  Credit to Bobby Byrd for the research.

Note:  Credit to Bobby Byrd for the research.

Note:  Credit to Bobby Byrd for the research.

More about the Controversy

Note:  Credit to Bobby Byrd for the research.

Note:  Credit to Bobby Byrd for the research.

Note:  Credit to Bobby Byrd for the research.