JUNE '05

 


BAPTIST CRUMBLES… See in the news for the out of towner

          
             THIS MONTH’S MOST WANTED WARRIOR

                         Danny Ervin Walker

ANY information regarding this Warrior i.e., previous address,
names of: parents, siblings, children,  friends, colleges attended,
etc. should be sent to
:  Bob Pepper

 



                      

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Send your Central Memory to PAULA

 

The May 25 th issue of the Commercial Appeal carried this picture of the 1912 graduating
class, the first to graduate from Central High. CLICK HERE

 

As most of us will reach the age of 60 this year, send a couple of pics of your
celebration along with a short narrative to
PHIL
  

IN THE NEWS  send news of new jobs, retirement, kids, grandkids, anything of interest
going on in your life to Bob Pepper

 

5-26  A child is born. James Beach became a grand dad for the fifth time with the birth
of nine pound, twenty-two inch Cooper James Haynes. Cooper’s parents are Scott and
Amy Beach Haynes. Amy is a third grade teacher at Altruria in Bartlett


AUTHOR, AUTHOR

Paul A. London, former deputy under sec. of commerce for economics and statistics in the
Clinton Admin.  but better known to us as Paula Stern’s husband, has written a book, about
competitive markets and the economy The Competition Solution: The Bipartisan Secret
behind American Prosperity
read what is being said by others CLICK HERE


James (Mickey) Emmons pulls the pin. Here’s his story.

A window of opportunity opened to take early retirement and I jumped on it.  My new office
is at the country club where I play with a bunch of cronies 6 days a week.  Play a lot in the
West Tennessee Seniors Golf Assn and am working with resurrecting a wooden bat league
baseball team in the little town where we live.  Have raised about $300,000 for a new stadium,
field, dugouts, etc. and will open the season on June 11. 
 Will be the Union City Grehounds… same name as the
original what was then a class A minor league team in
the late 30s and 40s and 50s.  Was a Cardinal and Dodger
affiliate then.  Ironically, Red Schoendeist… Hall of
Famer with the Cardinals.. played his first professional
baseball game here in the mid 40s.  Was paid $3 a game
plus $2 a day per diem to live and eat.  Wow!  Community
is excited about the team.  We're working with the Cardinals
to get Schoendeist here to throw out the first pitch but the
Cards play the Yankees in St. Louis on June 11 and Schoendeist
dresses out for all home games.  Kind of like their own "High School Henry" type guy who
is a figure head for them. Remember High School Henry at the CHS baseball games.   Ask
Jim Cole about him!!  My wife, Jill still has her business and I help her some... spend time on
the little hobby farm we have and keep it and the lake looking good.  Travel some... and plan
to travel more when I can get Jill to sell her studio.  She plays golf, too, and we play in several
couples tournaments and local leagues.  Health is pretty good.  Have a recently new plumbed
heart and feel great.  Like most of us who are 60 or close to it, some of the flexibility has gone in
the golf game but I have learned to modify the swing to compensate.  I love to play with the
"flat bellies" and push their butt.  Every now and then I'll beat one.  Ask Harvey Cook.  He can
relate to the loss of flexibility.  Still cherish my CHS years.  It was a real coming out party from a
guy from East Memphis who was supposed to have gone to Overton High School.  Cook went
to Snowden and we played a lot of junior golf together.  So, in the late 50s I made up my mind that
I was going to transfer to Central.  Took some doing but we pulled it off.  Best years of my life! 
No doubt.  The experience and quality of folks I met and made friends with was very meaningful to
me.  Still stay in touch with Peb Stone and Margo MacDonald.  Have heard from Sue Dillard but not
lately.  Harriet Gaither too!  Bob McIntyre… 1962 CHS graduate… is a very close friend and
is director of missions for some evangelical outfit in Europe.  I have accused him of being some
type of government subversive but he denies it.  My two kids… 31 and 33… are both married but
no grandchildren yet.  My daughter is expecting her first child in January so I expect Jill will be
about ready to sell her business and spend more time with the grandchild.  All in all, it has been
a good 60 year run.  I have accomplished more than I ever dreamed... have more than I ever
thought… married way the hell over my head and have managed to keep her at home for
38 years… and am enjoying life to the fullest.  Hope to spend more time giving back to the
community, etc. and just enjoying life.  See you in 2008!                     Mickey

 

NEWS FOR THE OUT OF TOWNER


5/8 -
372lb. of explosives and 19 seconds was all it took to bring down the original 350,000
sq.ft.portion of the Baptist Hospital, midtown. Plans call for the construction of a six-building
research and commercial center within the next ten years.

5/27 – John Ford, who has served in the State Senate for over three decades, was indicted
on numerous federal charges including violation of the Hobbs Act and witness intimidation.
Also indictedon various federal charges were six others from across the state. Ford resigned
from his Senate seat on May 29.

 

LOCAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  From Paul Sisco
Anyone in our class interested in doing research on the history of Central and its
predecessor Memphis High School, please e-mail PAUL

 

                        July, 2005, issue