Archive for July, 2012


Anvil and Hammer Beginnings

The football team was annointed “Purple Pounders” during football season of 1937, but when were the Anvil and Hammer symbols adopted?

Working backward, the earliest photo I’ve found is in 1944 Champion – The footbal coaching staff are wearing tee shirts with anvil and hammer printed on the front. You can view a copy of this photo in Charlie Sedman’s football history articles.

I would love to know the story behind our beloved Anvil and when it was first represented our Purple Pounders.

Watched It

Watched the delayed version of CBS feature on Luther.

Our man Luther has no equal!

Check out the promo by clicking on the link:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=332992396788569

We are honored to have Miss Bobbie Ruth Hodges, whom to the best of our knowledge is the senior surviving faculty member, participate in the unveiling of the Tennessee Historical Marker to Central on Dodds Avenue at 10:00 a.m., August 4, 2012, at the McCallie Soccer Field, 500 Dodds Avenue.

From The Champion 1960

Joy Jernigan

According to Facebook sources, she is  Sylvia Gowen Gardenhire’s mother. 

Doris Giles Phillips

It is our honor to have Luther participate in the unveiling of the Tennessee Historical Marker to Central on Dodds Avenue at 10:00 a.m., August 4, 2012 , at the McCallie Soccer Field, 500 Dodds Avenue.

Ed Hoback ’59, Buffy Hoge ’74, Bobby Byrd ’65

The Phillips Family of Quarterbacks

Please click on the link below to read the article in the Chattanoogan:

Phillips Family of Quarterbacks

Mr. and Miss Central 1957