of the Tigers
The following was
excerpted from "GOLDEN YEARS", a brief history of Little Rock
Central High School written by a committee of students and teachers at
Central to celebrate the 50th anniversary of LRCHS.
After 41 years of service,
Athletic Director E. F. Quigley announced his retirement from Little
Rock Central High School during the summer. "I've seen a great
change in my 41 years, " Mr. Quigley said. That great change was
largely due to Quigley himself, as he founded every athletic institution
that existed at the school, most of them with money from his own pocket.
During his coaching years,
Quigley's teams set many records. The baseball team won 15 straight
championships. The track team won the state track meet 18 out of 20
years, including a 98 consecutive meet winning streak. The basketball
team won 10 championships playing such out of state schools as those
from Chicago, New Orleans, Dallas and Atlanta. The football team amassed
12 state championships. Truly, this was an
incomparable record of achievement, as coach Quigley was an
incomparable man. Named to be the new
athletic director was Harry W. Carter.
Also in 1955-1956 LRCHS was
honored to have Ed Stebbins elected to the Presidency of Key Club
Back at home, Terry Watson
served as Student Body President, at Central High, supported by Senior
Class President Doug Smith.
homecoming festivities, Cheerleader Captain Dewanna Price was crowned
Called "The most
professional presentation ever presented at Central High," Charles
Dickens' A Christmas Carol was artfully presented under the direction of
Miss Alberta Harris. Dan Eichenbaum starred as Ebenezer Scrooge.
Finally, a great weight was
lifted from the minds of not only residents of Little Rock, but of the
world, as a vaccine was at last developed for the dreaded Polio Virus.
An editorial in the Tiger Newspaper, January 12, 1956: "As the new
year came in, Polio was on the way out. A load of fear has been lifted
from our shoulders by the advent of the Salk Polio Vaccine."
Ray Alexander |
Mary Lou Medlock
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