Abraham Lincoln High School - Railsplitter Yearbook (Des Moines, IA)

 - Class of 1932

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Published by June, 1932, Graduates Abraham Lincoln High School Des Moines I I K I V1 I I AY this book bring to you JtL IIL school, yesterday, today, and tomorrow. If there can be found in it the embodiment of Lincoln spirit and loyalty; if it will restore to you in the years to come cherished memories of Lincoln life, and depict the laughs, hopes, and dreams of the adventurous youth that throng its halls; if it will act as a reminder of the faithful services of our faculty for the past four years, and serve as a monument to the untiring efforts of our adviser, Miss Ksther Mary Brannen, whose initiative has made this style senior publication possible for the first time; then The Senior Railsplitter staff ' s highest hopes for this volume will have been fulfilled. true portrayal of our T II E S E N I O R R AILSPLI T T E R Officers of the June 1932 Qraduating Class Abraham Lincoln High School, Des Moines Paul Albert Meagher Treasurer THE SENIOR RAILSPL1 T T E R J II M WD co co co 19 3 Wily Addis Washington Service Orchestra 9B, 9A, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; Student director 6. Laurence E. Adye Waterloo Dorothy C. Anderson Howe Dramatic club 2; English club member 1 ; Junior Character Com- mission 9A ; Know Des Moines club 5, 6; Pep Squad, 1, 2, 3. Robert C. Backus Muskogee Central High, Oklahoma Home room president 6; La Curie Science club 5, 6. Marjorie Colleen Barn hill Washington Audubon 9B, 9A ; Know Des Moines club 5, 6 ; Literary society 9B, 9A. Myrtle Evelyn Beck Howe Know Des Moines club 5, 6; Lincolnian Literary society 9A. Irene Teresa Bell Know Des Moines club 6. Churchvillc Berrimand Charles Breeden Fort Des Moines Aubudon club 9A ; Football monogram 4; Junior monogram 9B ; President Audubon club 9A. Lois Eloise Burnett Summerset. Iowa Audubon club 9B ; Girls ' Athletic Association 3, 4, 5, 6; Home Economics club 6 ; Junior Character commission 9A ; Know Des Moines club 5, 6. Mary Fredericka Burkhardt Lawton Consolidated Adelphian Neophytes 3, 4; La Curie Science club 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Joseph V. Caldwell Home room president 9A. Dorothy B. Callahan Know Des Moines club 6. Richard Callahan Know Des Moines club 5. Howe Open Air Howe Corlyss V. Callison Park Avenue Adelpian Neophytes 2, 3, 4; Chairman Honesty commission 4, 5, 6; Class Day chairman June ' 32, 6; Girls ' Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; Girls ' Athletic Association monogram 4; Honesty commis- sion 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; Honor Society 5, 6; Junior Character commis- sion 9B, 9A; La Curie Science club 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Rosemond Ruth Evelyn Campbell Howe Homo room president 9A ; Know Des Moines club 6; Senior Dra- matic club 2. MlLDKED E. Christian Deepwater High School, Mo. Know Des Moines club 6; La Curie Science club 4; Senior Dra- matic club 3, 4; Senior Student Council member 6. Clarence L. Cobert William Roland Comiskey Tennis team 4. Howe Park Avenue THE SENIOR RAIL SPLITTER Eugene D. Cook Golf team 5. Arlkne M lrl Coon Junior Character commission 9B, 9A. Park Avenue Park Avenue E STHEB LORRAINE Cooper Roosevelt Advertising club 2; Honesty commission 4. 5, 6; Honor Society 6; Know Des Moines club 6. Edward C. Davis Golf monogram 5; Golf team 4, 5, 7, 8. Iowa City Junior High RALPH A. Davis Washington Home room president 6; Senior Student Council member 5. Alice Mae Dayisson Riley Junior Character commission 9B, 9A ; Social Relations commission 1, 2, 3, 5, 6. William D. Devin La Curie Science club 9A. Bert N. Duff Bernice E. Enos Know Des Moines club 6. C. Nadine Faidlky Pine Grove Winterset Jefferson Nash Junior Character commission 9A ; Know Des Moines club 5, 6; Pep Squad 1, 2; Senior Student Council member 5, 6. Alice J. Gallacher Jefferson Audubon club 9B, 9A ; Adelphian Neophytes I, 2, 3, 4; Cleophas 9B, 9A; Home room president 9B ; Honor Society 4, 5, 6; Know Des Moines club 6; Loyalty commission 5, 6; Lincoln-Douglas Debate club 5. 6; Pep Squad 9B, 9A ; Senior Dramatic club 3, 4, 5 ; Senior History club 1, 2; Tennis 4, 6. Ruth Mary Gardiner Belasco Dramatic club 6. Central High School, Pueblo, Colo. LORIM D. Geil Maple Grove Associate Editor Senior Railsplitter 6; National winner Editorial Contest, 6. T. Weldon German Park Avenue » r-i-uwi- vjr.KiHAi " ark Ave Basketball 9B, 1, 3, 6; J Lffltor Basketball monogram 9A ; Pootball 9B, 1, 3. 6; Senior Basketball 9A, 2, 4, 6 ; Senior Football mono- gram 1, 3, 4, 5; Track 2, 4; Track monogram 2. 4. Mary {Catherine Giannobule Maple Grove Adelphian Neophytes 6; Bibliophile club 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; Girls ' Athletic Association 5. 6; Home room president 9A ; Honor Society 5, 6; Know Des Moines club 6; Leisure Time commission I, 2, 3, 4. 5, 6; Lincolnian Literary society 9B, 9A ; Senior Art club 3; Senior Dramatic club 4, 5; Senior Student Council member 6. Joseph R Gillespie West High Advertising club 5; Belasco Dramatic club president 6, 7; " Lucky Break " 3; " Penrod " 4; " Prince Chap " 2; Senior Home room president 3, 4. 5, 6 ; Thespian Dramatic club president 4, 5. Charlotte F. Glantz Know Des Moines club 5, 6. Park Avenue Margaret D. Glassburn Maple Grove Adelphian Neophytes 1, 2, 3; Bibliophile 1, 2; Chairman Activity tickets 6; Chairman Social Relations commission 3, 4, 5, 6; Editor The Railsplitter 6; Editor The Senior Railsplitter 6; Home room president 9A ; Honesty commission 2, 3 ; Honor Society 6 ; Junior Character commission 9B, 9A; Junior Home Economics club 9B, 9A; National winnncr Newspaper Terms Contest, 6; Know Des Moines club 6; Pep Squad 1, 2; President Senior Home Economics club 5; Senior Home Economics club 5. THE SENIOR RAILSPLITTER I Ii i. i n C. Glessner Park Avenue Adclpliian Neophytes 2, 3; Business Manager The Railsplittcr 6; Home room president 9A ; Honesty commission 5, 6; Junior Char- acter commission 9A; Know Des Moines club 3, 4, 5, 6 ; La Curie Science club 1, 2; Pep Squad captain 1, 2; Secretary June, ' 32 class 6; Social Relations commission 1, 2, 3, 4; Treasurer Senior Student Council 5. Orkik E. Goodvin Maple Grove Know Des Moines club 5, 6 ; Senior Art club 3, 4; Senior Dramatic club 5, 6; Thespian Dramatic club 3, 4. OWEN S. Hall, Jr. Park Avenue AL Basketball monogram 4: ALHS monogram 9B, 1, 3, 5; Basket- ball 4; Chairman Loyalty commission 6; Football 9B, i, 3, 5; Home room president 1; Know Des Moines club 6; Loyalty commission I, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; Senior Student Council, Vice president 5, 6; Stu- dent Council member 9B, 9A, 3, 4, 5, 6. Doris C. Harmon Park Avenue Adelphian Neophytes 4; Anglican Anglers 2. 3; Home room presi- dent 9A, 5, 6; Know Des Moines club 5, 6; Life Saving club 9B, 9A, 1, 2; Senior Dramatic club 5, 6. Mildred Haepeb Fairview, Unionvillc, Iowa Girls ' Athletic Association 3, 4; Girls ' Athletic Association mono- gram 4; Home Economics club 1, 2; Home room president 9A ; Junior Student Council member 9B. Vkrma LEONA Harper Fairview, Unionvillc. [owa Girls ' Athletic Association 3, 4; Girls ' Athletic Association mono- gram 4; Home Economics club 1, 2. Harold J. Harvey Woodrow Wilson ALHS monogram 3. 5; Football 9B, 1, 3, 5; Harmonica club 3, 4, 5, 6; Home room president 9B, 9A, 5; Senior Dramatic club 3. 4, 5, 6; Swimming team I, 3. DEANE F. Hoskins Howe Chairman Service commission 6; Electrician for school assemblies and activities 9B, 9A, 1,2, 3, 4, 5, 6, as well as for " Footlight Fest " 6; " Mignonette " 6; " Queen ' s Husband " 4; " Skidding " 5; " Squar- ing It With the Boss " 5; " The Sixth Key " 6; Honor Society 6; Senior Dramatic club 4, 5, 6. Richard N. Irwin Howe Football 5; Know Des Moines club 6; Social Relations commission 5, 6. Artiii r Bkrnhard Johnson Park Avenue AL Basketball monogram 6; AL Football monogram 5; ALHS Tennis monogram 2, 4, 6; Basketball 5, 6; Football 5; Home room president 9A ; Honor Society 4, 5, 6 ; Honor Society president 6 ; Junior monogram 9A ; Loyalty commission 4; Member Lincoln- Weeks Scholarship commission 5, 6; Student Council member 9B, 4. 5, 6; Tennis 9A, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Glenn Oliver Joss Ft. Des Moines Home room president 5, 6. Edwin H. KENNEDY Elm Grove Irma S. Kurtz Dows High English club 6; Lincoln-Douglas Debate club 6; President English club 6. Dorothy Latta Park Avenue Adelphian Neophytes 3; Girls ' Athletic Association I, 2, 3. 4. 5, 6; Golf club 6; Honor Society 4, 5, 6; Junior Character commission 9B, 9A ; Know Des Moines club 6 ; Lincoln-Douglas Debate club 9B 9A; President Girls ' Athl etic Association 4, 5; Senior Student Council member 3, 4, 5, 6; Social Relations commission 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; Tennis 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; Tennis monogram 3, 5; Treasurer Honor Society. Carl K. Leopold Washington ALHS monogram 5; Football 1, 3, 5; Senior Art club 3, 4. Joseph R. Lindsay North High Adelphian Neophytes 6; Know Des Moines club 6; Lincoln- Douglas Debate club president 6; Swimming team 6. Akvii. ( . LlKGQUIST Park Avenue Belasco Dramatic club 3, 4, 5, 6; Golf 1, 2, 3; Golf monogram 2; Home room president 3, 7; La Curie Science club 1. 2. Helen M. McNulty Park Avenue Girls ' Athletic Association 3, 4, 5 ; Girls ' Athletic Association mono- gram 4; Junior Life Saving monogram; Know Des Moines club 5, o; Life Saving club 4, 5; Moliere Actcurs 1, 2: Senior Dramatic club 3, 4, 5, 6. 9 THE SENIOR RAILSPLITTER William Harold Macy Washington AL monogram 5; ALHS monogram 2; Football 5; " Footlight Fest " 6; Life Saving club 4; " Mignonette " 6; President Dramatic club 6; Senior Dramatic club 3, 4, 5, 6; " Skidding " 5; Swimming 2; Tennis 4. LlNA Masolini Mason Citv Girls ' Athletic Association 5. Paul Albert Mea«;her Park Avenue Advertising Manager The Senior Railsplitter 6; Basketball 3, 5; Basketball monogram 4; Football 9A, 1, 3, 5; Football monogram 9A. I, 3, 5 ; Home room president 1, 4, 5, 6; First place discus throw District Track Meet, 6; National winner Sports Writing Contest, 6; Track monogram 5, 6; Treasurer June ' 32 Senior class 6. MILDRED ARLEENE Millar p a rk Avenue Know Dcs Moines club 5, 6; La Curie Science club 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; Lincoln-Douglas Debate club 9B, 9A. Elozse Patricia Mills Watts Junior Character commission 9A ; Girls ' Athletic Association 2, 3, 4; Girl ' s Athletic Association monogram 5; Know Des Moines club 6; Senior Dramatic club 3. Marguerite Lucille Morlax Fort Des Moines English club 9B, 9A ; Girls ' Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4. 5, 6; Girls ' Athletic Association monogram 4; Girls ' Cheer Leader 5, 6; Home Economics club 4, 5, 6; Home room president 9A ; Know Des Moines club 6; Moliere Acteurs 9B, 9A; Pep Squad I, 2, 3. 4; Senior Dramatic club 3, 4, 5, 6 ; Student Council member 9A, 2, 3, 4. 5, 6. MARY Kathleen Muxzkxm aii.k St. Anthony ' s Know Des Moines club 6; Social Relations commission 5, 6. J. Russell Oberender Maple Grove Football 1: Home room president 2; La Curie Science club 3, 4; Lincolnian Literary club 9B, 9A ; Senior Dramatic club 5; Swim- ming team 2. Ward F. Ogden Park Avenue ALHS golf monogram 3; Football 3, 5; Golf team 2, 3; Home room president 3, 4; Junior monogram 9B, 9A ; Reserve Football monogram 5; Second team football monogram 3. Linda H. Oliver Jefferson Know Des Moines club 5. 6, La Curie Science club 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; Pep Squad 9B, 9A. Charlotte Augusta Parker Maple Grove Dramatic club 9B. 9A, I, 2, 3. 4, 5, 6; " Footlight Fest " 6; " Hilar- ities " 5; Know Dcs Moines club 6; " Luckv Break " 2; Parliamen- tary Law club 9B, 9A; " Penrod " 3; " Prince Chap " 1; Senior Art club 3, 4; " Skidding " 5. Mabel E. Peerboom Washington Junior Character commission 9B, 9A ; English club 1; Know Des Moines club 5, 6; Pep Squad, 1, 2, 3; Senior Dramatic club 1, 2. Margaret Pilkington Park Avenue Audubon club 9B ; Girls ' Athletic Association 1, 2. 3, 4, 5, 6; Girls ' Athletic Association monogram 2, 4, 6; Home Economics club 5, 6; Junior Character commission 9B, 9A ; Know Des Moines club 3, 4, 5, 6. Josfph PLEMONE Fort Des Moines AL monogram 9A ; Golf team 3, 4; Home room president 3, 4; Junior Basketball 9A; Junior Student Council member 9B, 9A ; Social Relations commission 5, 6; Sports Editor The Railsplitter 6. LUCY M. PLEMONE Fort Des Moines Girls ' Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4. 5, 6; Girls ' Athletic Associa- tion monogram ; Home Economics club 6 ; Junior Character com- mission 9B, 9A ; Know Des Moines club 6; Lincolnian Literary society 9B, 9A; President Girls ' Athletic Association 6; President Home Economics 6; President Home room 6. Ethel Marie Potter Park Avenue All-City Symphony 5; Alumni Service Orchestra 3, 4, 5, 6; Des Moines Civic Music Association award 5 ; Des Moines Symphony 5, 6: Dramatic club 9B, 9A, 1, 2; Extempore 5; Home room president 9A ; Honor Society 4, 5, 6; North Central Orchestra 4; Pep Squad 9B, 9A ; Secretary Honor Society 6; Social Relations commission 1, 2, 3, 4; State Orchestra 2. 4; Stephen Collins Foster Production 9A. FLORENCE Irene Pratt Park Avenue Know Des Moines club 5. Clyde A Randall Maple Grove Life Saving club 5, 6; La Curie Science club 6. THE SENIOR RAIL ' SPLITTER Beverly Jean Robinson Fort Dcs Homes Girls ' Athletic Association 4, 5, 6; Home Economics club 3, 4; Molicre Acteurs 9B, 9A ; Pep Squad 1, 2. Ri x E. Ross Senior Student Council member 6. Fort Des Moines Zelphia Ross Fort Des Moines English club 6; La Curie Science club 5, 6; Life Saving club 9B, 9A, I, 2. 3; Senior Dramatic club 1, 2, 3. K. Pauline Rummans Maple Grove Home room president 9B, 9A ; Junior Dramatic club 9B, 9A; Lin- coln-Douglas Debate club 9B, 9A ; Moliere Acteurs 1. 2; President of Lincoln-Douglas Debate club 9A ; Thespian Dramatic club 3. Loren A. Runt Washington AL monogram 3, 6; Football 3, 6; " Footlight Fest " 6; Home room president 6; Leisure Time commission 1, 2; " Mignonette " 6; Pro- duction group 5, o; " Skidding " 5: Swimming monogram 2; Swim- ming team 2; Vice president June ' 32 Senior class, 6. DORIS An na SCHARNWKBER Amos Hiatt Adelphian Neophytes 1, 2; Chairman Leisure Time commission 3, 4, 5; " Footlight Fest " 6; Home room president 2, 3. 5; Honor Society 5. 6; Know Des Moines club 6; Leisure Time commis- sion 1, 2, 6; ' " Mignonette " 6; Molicre Acteurs 1, 2; Senior Dramatic club 5. 6; Senior Student Council member 4, 6; " Skidding " 5; Thespian Dramatic club 3, 4. JOHN W. Shaui- St. Anthony ' s Circulation Manager The Senior Railsplitter 6; Golf team 5; Home room president 9A ; Junior Student Council member 9B. Maky Lorisi-: Smith Park Avenue Girls ' Athletic Association 3, 4, 6; Girls ' Athletic Association monogram; Home room president 9B; Junior Student Council member 9A ; Know Des Moines club 6. ALICE M. SoRRICK Jefferson Junior Character commission 9B. 9 A ; Home room president 5 ; Honor Society 5, 6; Know Des Moines club 5, 6; Loyalty com- mission 5, 6; Senior Student Council member 6; Science club 9B, 9A. Dorothy Virginia Stanton Park Avenue Belasco Dramatic club 5, 6 ; Dantenian Dramatic club 9B, 9A ; " Footlight Fest " 6: Home room president 4. 6; Know Dcs Moines club 6; " Mignonette " 6; Molicre Acteurs 1, 2; Senior Student Council member 5; " Skidding " 5; Thespian Dramatic club 3, 4. John F. STEVENS Park Avenue Des Moines Civic Music Association award 5; Dramatic clubs 9B, 9A, 1, 2, 3, 4; Fxtempore 6; History club 1, 2; Honesty commis- sion 3, 4. 5, o; Honor Society 6; Leisure Time Commission 2; " Mignonette " 6; Tennis 6. Blanche K. Stewart Frisbie Isabella Stokesbury Winnetka High, Dallas, Texas Girls ' Athletic Association 3, 4, 5; Girls ' Athletic Association monogram 4; Home Economics club 1, 2; Know Des Moines club 5, 6; Life Saving monogram 9B ; Literary society 9B, 9A; Life Saving 9B, 9A, 1, 2, 3. 4. 5, 6. Jack Summers Austin High, Chicago Circulation Manager The Railsplitter 6; Home room president 6; President June ' 32, Senior Class 6; Senior Dramatic club 3, 4; Track team 4, 6. ALICE C. Tam Jefferson Know Des Moines club 5, 6; La Curie Science club 1, 2. D WIGHT O. Thomas Bucknell Advertising Manager The Railsplitter 6; Business Manager The Senior Railsplitter 6. Velma Thornton Fort Des Moines Girls ' Athletic Association monogram 4 ; Home Economics club 1, 2: Know Des Moines club 5, 6; Life Saving 9B, 9A, 1, 2. 3, 4, 5, 6; Life Saving monogram 9B ; Literary society 9B, 9A Gerald J. Turnkr Park Avenue Football team 1 ; Track 1. I " 1 1 1 E S E X [OR K A I L S P L I T T E R EUNICE E. Van VLAIR Washington ALMS monogram 3, 5; Belasco Dramatic club 5, 6; Girls ' Ath- letic Association I, 2, 3, 4; Girls ' Cheer Leader 3, 4, 5, 6; Know Des Moines club o : Moliere Acteurs 1. 2; Secretary Se nior Stu- dent Council member 9A, 6; Tennis team 1. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; Thespian Dramatic club 3, 4. ELBERT H. VENN Park Avenue AL monogram 3; AI.HS monogram 5, 6; Football 3. 5; Honest commission 3. 4. 5. 6; Junior Character commission 9B, 9A; Know Des Moines club 5. 6; Senior Student Council member 5, 6; Track 2. Esthfr I.iddkli. Wadiuno Park Avenue Know Des Moines club 5: Senior Student Council member 3. PAUL JOSEPH Watson West High Golf 3, 4. 5. 6; Golf monogram 4. Wii.mit ' I . RUTH WhITELOCK Fort Des Moines Belasco Dramatic club 5, () ; Girls ' Athletic Association 1. 2, 3. 4; Girls ' Athletic Association monogram; Home room president 6; Know Des Moines club 5. o; " Mignonette " 6; Moliere Acteurs 1, 2; Tennis 6; Thespian Dramatic club 1, 2, 3, 4. Virginia E. Wier Park Avenue Girls ' Athletic Association 1; La Curie Science club 4, 5, 6; Lin- coln-Douglas Debate club 9B, 9A ; National Winner Headline Writing Contest, 6; Senior Dramatic club 3, 4; Social Relations commission 5. 6. Margaret Young Park Avenue Anglican Anglers 2, 3; Adelphian Neophytes 4; Junior Character Commission 9B, 9A : Honor Society 6; Know Des Moines club 5. 6; La Curie Science club 9B, 9A ; Leisure Time commission 5, 6; I ife Saving 1. 2, 3, 4; National Columns Contest Winner 6; Presi- dent Junior Character commission 9A ; Senior Dramatic club 5, 6; Senior Student Council member 4, 5, 6; Treasurer Senior Student Council 6. Dean L Zbmrl Hast High Football 6; Loyalty commission 5, 6; ' ' Mignonette " 6; Senior Dramatic club 6; Senior Student Council member 5, 6. M a k v F. Z i m m kr m a n Ki rk wood Dantenian Dramatic club 9B. 9A ; Home room president 9A, 4. 5| 6; La Curie Science club 1, 2; Moliere Acteurs club 1, 2: Thes- pian Dramatic club 3. Rosanna B. LAVERTY Fort Des Moines Audubon club 9A ; Girls ' Athletic Association 2, 3; Home Eco- nomics club 1, 2; Honesty commission 5; Know Des Moines club 6; Literary Society 9B, 9A Loyalty commission 6; Senior Student Council member 5, 6. THE JUNE 1932 CLASS POEM Classmates, rest wc here a little, " chi ' e our life is yet at morn; Pause and voice the neiv emotions that of this glad hour are born. ' Tis the time which ail has led to, since zve heard the first bell ' s call, Summoning tis to meet together in the nozc familiar hall. Dear old school! How much our days here slowly led us on to know! How much then undreamed of knowledge we arc taking as ivc go! Many a day we ' ve sat and pondered o ' er some strongly puzzling text. Wondering what our wise in structors could bring forth to ask us next! Many a day we ' ve worked some problem through in gratifying style, Trying to make ourselves believe that wc had known it all the zvhile. Faithfully zce ' z ' c toiled and striven, pressing on with higher aim, (iravely vying with each other, emulating men of fame. Here about the grounds we ' ve wandered, talking over all zve ' ve read, Thinking thoughts too deep for utterance — dreaming what must ne ' er be said; When wc leaped into a future, far as human hrain might sec; Saw the vision of our lives and all the wonders that might be! Listening for some " Never! Never! " whispered by the phantom years, Till a song from out the distance rang its promise in our cars. Boys will surely come to manhood; men will surely older grow; Will the dreams of future glory follow after as we go? Where ' s the fate that we must turn to. leaving happy scenes like these. Are the doors not barred with gold to open but to golden keys? Are the gates not thronged with suitors, do not markets ozerfiozvT We are young, and know so little! Where ' s the place for us to go? Ah! we ' re well prepared for action! Watch us write on History ' s page Names to shine throughout the centuries as the wonder of the age! For we feel a wild pulsation summoning to actiz ' e strife, With a whole world for the winning, in the tumult of young life. Yearning for the wild excitement only strife worth while can yield. Eager-hearted as in class room forging through some nciv-found field. We have conquered in thai class room — we shall zvin in efforts new; Guerdons zve have won but promise all the things we yet shall do! For " I doubt not through " our future " life increasing purpose runs. " And our thoughts, too, " zvill be widened by the process of the suns. " O Commencement ! not the ending that it seems to all our strife, But the gate that opens outward to a bigger, broader life! Classmates, may the crescent promise of our spirit never set, But the fount of inspiration gush through all our fancy yet; Howsoever life may lead, a long farewell to school zve say, And to principal and teacher, nevermore to point our zvay. There ' s a blessing in my soul, friends, welling from its deepest part. Gathering in its hold the deepest, truest throbbings of my heart. Let it fall on our dear school and every old friend, as we know, We must clasp each hand and whisper, " Goodbye, Classmates ! " as wc go. — Jack Russell Oberender. £ 10 1 THE SENIOR RAILS PCTTT ER EjACCALAUREATE Triumphal March of the Boyards HdhfOrseh Prelude " L ' Arlesienae " No. 1 Bizet Processional " Marche Noble " Bach Abraham Lincoln Hk.h School Orchestra Invocation ! Ri.v. S. C. WaWMNG Music Lincoln Hk.h Girls ' ( iLee Club Address Rkv. Stoddard Lane Benediction Rkv. S. C. WADDING Recessional Abraham Lincoln High School Orchestra COMMENCEMENT Processional All-City Hioh SCHOOL Band Invocation Rev. Floyd Allan Bash Address Dr. Kdward Steiner of Grjxnell Presentation of Class and Diplomas Members Board of Education Des Moines Public Schools Benediction Rev. Floyd Allan Bash Recessional All-City HlGH School Band East Pes Moines High School Ushers One Step Nearer Heretofore the frontispiece in The Senior Railsplitter has been a picture of the school building with no sign of life in view. In order to create the atmosphere of the regular school life a group of students were found one day in positions characteristic of every day activities. The following students gave their time most pa- tiently in an effort to bring The Senior Railsplitter one notch nearer perfection: Joseph Lindsay, Ralph Davis. Bert DufT. Lorin Geil. Harold Harvey. Ward Ogdcn. Elbert Venn. Joseph Pletnonc, Mildred Christian. Nadine Faidlcy. Orric Goodvin. Lina Masolini, Virginia Wier, Wilmetta Whitclock. I 11 1 THE SENIOR RAILSPLITTKR 1932 Faculty N. H. Wekks. Principal ..c , , .. A gnat educator has said, " Wisdom is knowing what to do next; skill is knowing how to do it and virtue is doing it. " May the class of 1932 as they leave Lincoln High carry out with them that wisdom and skill and virtue that will enahle each one to do effectively those duties that will make for per- sonal success and for true ser- vice to societv. .. m . The Greeks had a word for them. They called their instruct- ors " didaskaloi " which means guide post. Nathan Hale Weeks has, for the past nine years, been the leading guide post at Abraham Lincoln High School, Des Moines. Mrs. Warren E. Pollard Girls ' Adviser .. .« •• May the Giver of Gifts give unto you Things that are good, things that are true — A courage to do — a singing heart — A will to serve — a beautiful part In Life ' s dream. And e ' en to the ctiil The constant joy of a faithful friend. -Sarah F. Pollard. C. HuTCHENS, Vice Principal ..c i ■ •• Then is a high degree of correlation between earnest en- deavor and success in any en- terprise .... so the best of success to the June, 1932, grad- uates of Abraham Lincoln High school. Makers of Men executive committee included: Mrs. Mae J. Wilson, president; Lemuel L. Wires, secretary; Mary try; Winnina K. Brownson, vice president and Herbert A. Grabau, treasurer. h. Coffey, assistant secretary; VVmnma E. Brownson, vice president and rierhert A. uraoau, treasurer. Standing committee chairmen were: Faculty study meeting: Margaret M. McEniry, chairman; Football banquet: Hazel E. Mitchell, chairman; Senior assembly: Frances Laing Smith, chairman; Junior assembly: Francis W. Sharratt, chairman; Transportation; Mrs. Edna McCaull Bohlman, chairman; Decorations: William S. Morgenthaler, chairman; May Fete: Mrs Amahc Meyers-Friedman, chairman; Faculty social: Edith Sherwood, chairman; and Floral: Mrs. Goldie A. Arnold, chairman. a9 THE SENIOR K A I L vS P L I T T K R Arthur Clark, President Senior Student Council Owen Hall, Vice President Eunice Van Vlaik, Secretary Margaret Young. Treasurer Senior Character Commissions Loyalty Commission Leisure Time Commission Honesty Commission Soeial Relations Commission Owkn Hall, Chairman Arthur Clark, Chairman Corlyss Callison. Chairman MARGARET Glassburx. Chairman Aaron C. Hutchi ns, Adviser Iola B. QuiGLEY, Adviser Mary E. Coffey, Adviser Mrs. Warren E. Pollard, Adviser Junior Student Council ♦ ♦ Junior Character Commission Council Alva Cook, President Edward Brown, Vice President Grace Glessner, Secretary-treasurer Aaron C. Hutchens, Adviser Junior Character Commission Edgar Shephard, President Lester Bissinger, Secretary Lenore Murrow, Assistant Secretary Mary Hollincs worth, Treasurer Winnina E. Brownson, Adviser I u 1 THE SENIOR RAILSPLITTER Abraham Lincoln High School Chapter of National Honor Society Arthur Johnson. President Ethel Potter, Secretary John Stevens. Vice President Dorothy Latta, Treasurer Odessa Farley. Adviser Twenty active members compose the present chapter of national Honor So- ciety in Lincoln High, Des Moines. Each semester an additional group is selected from the 11 A, 12B, and 12A units to make up the active group. Initiation cere- monies are conducted in a special all-student assembly. The aim of the Lincoln High chapter of national Honor Society is to develop character, to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to promote leadership, and to stimulate a desire for high attainment. 1932 All Club Presidents Back row, reading left to right: Eva Jo Mason, Junior English club; Harold Macy, Dramatic club; Joseph Lindsay, Lincoln-Douglas Debate club; Terry Bissinger, La Curie Science club; Lucy Plemone. Home Economics and Girls ' Athletic Association; {CATHERINE Buhrer, Bibliophile and Library staff; Edgar Shephard, Junior Character commission. Front row reading left to right: Lloyd Burnstedt, German language club; Dorothy Tur- ner, Junior Debate club; Alva Cook, Junior Student Council; Ruth Brown, 10th grade Dramatic club; John Gillotti, Tuesday language club; Herbert Gunson, Junior Aviation; Thomas De Young, Thursday Scribblers; and Leda Nizzi, Folk dancing. THE SENIOR RAILSPLITTER President Summers Address to June Qraduates " M ' HE CLOSING HOURS of our high school career are ap- JIL proaching; our work is almost over. We meet today for the last time as a class, 100 of us making the last entry in the journal of our Abraham Lincoln high school days. For four long, hard, but happy years we have added debits and credits to our personal ledger — crediting the useful knowledge that we have retained ; the various contributions we have made in the fields of athletics, dramatics, journalism, music, and other extra-curricular activities; the service we have given to make life in Lincoln high easier for all concerned; debiting against our- selves the numerous opportunities we failed to grasp, the times we cheated a little on a test, or played truant from school for a few hours and supposedly " got away " with it. As the time draws near for severing our June, 1932, class rib- bons, symbolic in itself of the scattering of the members of our class, we all wonder if, when our books are finally audited, they will show a credit balance, signifying our success, or will loom up in red, revealing to the world that we have made a failure of the first important test we have had to confront in life. The mere fact that we are graduating does not necessarily imply that we have been truly successful. Because of our ability to pass the required scholastic work, we have earned the right to sit garbed in cap and gown today; but. if our departure is not felt by Lincoln high school; if we are not leaving on our own merits; if we have not left some tangible impression instilled in the minds of the faculty and students, our years have not been well spent. Today we are in a strange and contradictory state of mind — both optimistic and pessimistic ; optimistic and hopeful because we have completed our assigned task, and are about to have what we have always visioned, until today, as personal freedom. Now, we realize that this, that we have called freedom for four years, embodies, with its pleasures, much responsibility. We are leaving the guidance and protection of faithful instructors, who have aided us in our decisions during our high school career and we are facing life, alone, in the most difficult time history has ever known. Classmates, if we were placed on a high pinnacle where we could look upon all periods of history, would we choose this day in which to live, this day in which to enter the business and pro- fessional world in the midst of economic change and unrest ; this day in which to start in at college to study for a career which may possibly shift so quickly that it will not even be a needed profes- sion when completed? No! Not one of us would choose such a difficult time to face life and start anew. However, through our study we have learned that hard times are frequently the path to development of deeper thinking among the more earnest. These last four years of prepa- ration have taught us courage if nothing else. The present period is a challenge to us. Shall we falter and fail now? Study also shows us that strife is caused through greed, imperialistic am- bition, or lack of capable leaders of sound character and reason- able foresight in a great crisis, such as we are now facing. Is not the demand of today then greater than ever before for the efficient, skilled, well trained individual? Is not the urge even stronger there- fore, to fit ourselves to meet this demand through higher edu- cation ? The garden of the world is a paradise of miracles and unrest, but those who have their inner sight wide open to the unforeseen mysteries of life ever recognize them In every seed is eternal glory of creation, in every blossom the promise of the greater pos- sibility of which the fruit is the perfect fulfillment. Someone has written : " A poppy seed — it lies in the hand, a grain of dust, mo- tionless, unlovely, dead. Yet think what it holds ! The cool, gray- green of the upward-springing stalks and leaves, the calyx with its hundreds of protecting ears, the exquisitely shining, silky, gorgeous petals in sunset rose, misty white balls, magnificent scarlet. In all this not an atom of dust. " So it is with our lives. Today we, as a class, arc pushing out from the seed to grow upward into the perfect aspiration of material life. Are we ready to grow? Many of us who had planned a college education for the fall of 1932, now find that impossible. Others of us had thought we would be able to find employment during the summer months, but there are no places available. Apparently we are at a standstill. But this is only apparent. Industry may be at a standstill but that is no reason why we should not perfect our learning and util- ize what we have so far gained. If we have a period of enforced leisure we may use it to learn. If we will study we shall be led to higher life, and be induced to place higher goals before our- selves. An educated person is not necessarily one who has com- pleted the prescribed courses in high school and college, but one who has taught himself to be fair and honest, as well, to meet the problems of life with a level and clear head, to take both the good and bad breaks with his head up and a smile for the world. A student of the world does not let temporary success turn his head, but sets forth toward a higher goal, and ambition instills in his own soul a desire to do more for God and humanity. But if we do reconcile ourselves to the fact and believe the world has nothing good in store for us. we shall gradually become ust less and reckless, caring not for the future, typical " drug st ore cowboys " sitting around telling useless stories. In time we shall either awaken and start over, or we shall be swept through life a dismal failure without doing justice even to ourselves. Which life is yours, members of June class of 1932? The choice is for each of us as individuals to make. Today marks the completion of one of the four most vital and important years of our lives. They have been years of building foundations, and preparing to meet these odds that we are actually facing today. The world is crying for sound, sane, unbiased leaders, both in- telligently and morally. Arc we going to be able to meet this challenge? Let us be found standing together, shoulder to shoulder boldly facing the problems of our lives. The June 1932 Class Remembers Lincoln High The June, 1932, class is giving to Abraham Lincoln High school, as a remem brance, two artistic cement benches and a cement bird bath trimmed in unusual colored stone. They are moulded by hand, the stone coming from different parts of Iowa. These benches will be placed in an appropriate spot on the Lincoln campus. a 15 i THE SENIOR RAILSPLITTER Journalists of June 1932 Marcaret Glassburn. Editor Francis W. Sharratt, Business Adviser Xadi.nk I a k kk , Managing hditor Helen Glessner, Business Manager Joseph Plemone, Sports Dwk.ht Thomas, Advertising Manager Una Masolini, Publicity Jack Summers, Circulation Esther Mary Brannen, Editorial Adviser Kmnv Des Moines Club Donald Haruis President Kathleen Munzkn m aikk, Assistant Secretary Harold Gray. Vice President Owen Hall, Treasurer Marguerite Morlan. Secretary Mrs. Edna McCaull Bohlman Adviser The Know Des Moines club was organized in the fall of 1927. The purpose of the club is to acquaint Lincoln High students with the business and working conditions of industries in Des Moines. During the past semester, trips have been made to the Northwestern Bell Telephone company, the Des Moines Register and Tribune, the city jail, and the Rollins Hosiery Mills. Following the trip to Rollins, a club picnic was held in the state fair grounds for the final session. THE SENIOR RAIL SPLITTER Boys ' Quartet - - - - Qirls ' Qlee Club The boys ' quartet with blazers of maroon and gold and the girl ' glee club, which made its initial appearance this semester, have been a source of entertain- ment for school activities and outside functions. This talented group of vocalists is directed by Warren E. Pollard. Senior Art Department Do we have a Senior Art department ? Look at the above and find the answer ! Many of them have had only one semester of art, but can they design, combine color, and draw? Visit room 232 on any day or note the exhibits which have been hanging on the north walls the past few weeks for proof that they ran. All odd jobs, fine lettering or cartooning needed at Abraham Lincoln High school are done by these cheerful art cherubs. £ 17 1 THE SENIOR RAILSPLITTER In the Footsteps of David Belasco club ThoJimrr, " ;, 1 ; ' ' , 0 t dUb CO " - ' StS ° f 3 combi " ati ? n of . two u n ' t s . the tenth grade dramatic club and the Belasco Dramatic club. Ihose interested I m acting are in one group, and those interested in directing „r producing are in another group and jJ SP Sfx Sr ° UP r ° ld MaCy ' PrCSidemi , ,rCn Run c - vice " president; Doris Scharnfebe?. ' secretary; Tlic officers of the tenth grade group include : Ruth Brown, president ; and Grace Rydberg. secretary. Highlights of the Lincoln High School Dramatic Cluh I be Dramatic department of Abraham Lincoln High school has produced excellent plays and developed out- standing actors not only for Abraham Lincoln high school but also for city and college drama groups. Miss Sefer Greene has directed this department for the past six years. " Mignonette, " the senior dramatic club play which was produced this se- mester, included in the cast as shown on page 19, picture 3, reading from left to right, back row: Dean Zempel, La Vonne Burmeister, John Petosa, Loren Runge, Anthony Genovese, Juanita St. John, Anna Comito, Wilmetta Whitelock, Dor- othy Stanton, Jane Holmes, and Jean Sterling. Reading from left to right, front row: Frances De May, Felix Tamasi, Isabella Ledlie, John Stevens, Dorothy Babcock, Norton Whitelock, Mary Hayes, Harold Macy, and Glenn Finley. Seated : Doris Scharnweber, " Mignonette. " The first picture at the top of page 19, Sefer Greene, Director reading from left to right: Glenn Finley, Doris Scharn- weber, Anna Comito and Harold Macy. The second picture, top of page 19, reading from left to right: Glenn Finley, Anna Comito, Doris Scharnweber and Harold Macy. The fourth picture includes a group from the annual Lincoln high May Fete, an event sponsored by the department of physical education. This department is guided by Coach Arden L McClain, C. W . Maskerville, Lunice K. Gripe, Amalie M. Friedman and Lemuel L. Wires. The May Fete picture shows: King Paul Meagher and Queen Eunice Van Vlair. Their attendants were Antoinette Clarke and Margaret Glassburn. The Dixie girls were Velma Thornton and Isabella Stokesbury. Dorothy Miller and Mar- garet Ivers were the Colonial couple and Alice Davisson and Arlene Coon represented the Dutch couple. The two pages were Michael Giudicessi and An- thony Ausilio. THE SENIOR RAILSPLITTER Bibliophile Club Kathkrine Buhrer, President Maxixe Rittle. Vice President Roberta Neal. Secretary Winifred Linquist, Adviser Members of the Bibliophile club are students of books, of the lives of famous authors, and frequently give reports of their studies at club meetings. This club has been established for six years. The Student Staff of the Library Katherine Buhrer, President Virginia Lenhart, Vice President Martha Mordini, Secretary The staff has devoted its time to the care of the library before and after scho ol and during the lunch period each day. Student staff, as a functioning phase of Lincoln ' s library, has been established since January, 1932. 1 20 1 THE SENIOR RAILSPLITTER Senior Debate Club Joseph Lindsay, President Cullen Story, Vice President Frances Mason, Recording Secretary J u an it a St. John, Corresponding Secretary Bess B. Bali.antyne. Adviser Members of Senior Debate club have been using both informal and formal questions in their recent debates. This club is young, as it was organized at the beginning of the present semester, January, 1932. La Curie Science Terence Bissixoer, President Corlyss Callisox, Secretary Robert Backus, Vice President Virginia Wier, Treasurer A. G. Siverson, Herbert A. Grabau, Advisers La Curie Science club is open to any Abraham Lincoln High school senior student. It is an organization for the science student as well as for the student who has never had science in his high school course. Since it is a general science club the programs deal with such subjects as astronomy, chemistry, electricity, ornithology, and physics. £ 21 3 THE SENIOR RAILSPL1TTEK -8F (graduates Are Adtive Participants In Athletics Abraham Lincoln High school ' s 1932 football season proved to be an unsuccessful year, due to the stiff schedule which confronted the boys during the current season. Stuart high furnished the opposition in the opening tilt for the Railsplitters. Although the Railsplitters outplayed and outsmarted their opponents during the entire battle, the South Siders were declared the losers because of ineligibility. The following Saturday the maroon and gold eleven battled Newton to a 6-6 tie at the Drake stadium. Indianola, carded to lose in its conflict with the Railsplitters, snatched a fumble during the game and rushed on to a touchdown which later proved the margin of victory. After holding the cham- pionship North High aggregation scoreless for three quarters, the Railsplitters weakened in the final minutes of play and the Polar Beard wenl home on the long end of t he score. Hampered by injuries, Lincoln tangled with East High on the following Saturday, only to see another defeat chalked up against them. Roosevelt also proved a menace to the Railsplit- ters, pushing over three touch- downs against the Lincoln boys. Forgetting the unceremonious whippings administered by the city high schools, the maroon and gold eleven journeyed to Osceola, and hung up the first victory of the season by an overwhelming score Ardkn I. McClain. poach n f 41-0. The Railsplitters engaged in another scoreless conflict when they opposed -.Valley Junction in the final contest of the season. Although the record signifies a poor showing, the Railsplitters boast of some of the outstanding football warriors ever to carry the maroon and gold colors on any gridiron field. Weldon German ' s sensational work on the line will be long remembered by the spectators who witnessed this athlete in action. German ' s contribution t athletics includes four years of football, three years of basketball, and three years on the track field. He won 10 monograms for his services, the largest number ever won by any Lincoln athlete. Owen Hall, captain of Coach McClain ' s ' 32 machine, played an important role in the backfield position, calling signals and directing the team ' s plays. Paul Meagher played a prominent part on the line, stopping many plays which were centered around his position. Elbert Venn, rated one of the best backfield men ever developed at Lincoln high, was the dynamic force of the ' 32 aggregation. Venn ' s long, sweeping end runs, and his passing ability were features in every contest in which he participated. Carl Leopold, Berrimand Rreeden. Ward Ogden, Loren Runge, Harold Harvey, and Dean Zempel also performed brilliantly in their respective positions during the ' 32 season. CAGE SQUAD WINS BIGHT CONTESTS With the football season completed another fast, snappy, and heartbreaking sport activity made its appearance on the schedule, basketball. Lincoln inaugurated a fairly good season in basketball by winning eight and losing ten games. Lincoln opened its cage schedule against Guthrie Center, losing a close decision to the former county champs. In a return contest, Guthrie Center found a revamped Railsplitter squad, and as a re- sult went down in defeat. Stuart lost both of their engagements to Lincoln by huge scores. Roosevelt, state champs, defeated the Railsplitters in two contests, and the feat was also duplicated by East and North high, respectively. Earlham and Valley Junction met defeat at the hands of the Railsplitters by close scores. In- dianola divided matters with the maroon and gold, winning one and losing one. Weldon German, who has played a guard position for three years, will be the only veteran missing from the ' 32 squad when basketball makes its initial appearance next season. MEAGHER OUTSTANDING TRAGKSTEB Displaying huge, strong, and brawny muscles the 1932 track squad made an impressive showing in the 23rd annual Drake relays. Although Lincoln did not capture any first place honors, they finished third and fourth in the 880-yard relay and 100-yard dash, respectively. The Railsplitters also participated in the Grin- nell relays, failing to win any first place honors. Paul Meagher, diminutive athlete, captured first place in the discus event in the annual District tourney held at the Drake- stadium, May 21. Meagher sent the platter sailing through the air at a distance of 110 feet. Due to his mighty heave, Meagher was awarded a gold medal by the State High school association. Meagher also participated on the 220 relay team which finished in second place. Graduation takes away from Abraham Lincoln the services of Paul Meagher. Robert Backus, and Jack Summers. With the graduation of these men, Coach McClain will have to look for new half-milers, and a shot putter. I l Wis TEAM TIES ROOSEVELT The racket wielders of Lincoln High opened their tennis cam- paign against Hast and suffered their first defeat of the season at the hands of the Lee township aggregation. After capturing the first two singles contest, the Railsplitters faltered in the doubles event, and Last grabbed its first victory of the season by an 8-4 score. Lincoln met Roosevelt in the second contest which resulted in ;i 3-3 tie. The Railsplitters captured two singles and one double event with Roosevelt doing the same. Coach C. W. Baskcrville ' s boys also participated in the District tourney held at Ames, but failed to win any honors. Arthur Johnson, for- mer state singles cham- pion, gave a good ac- count of himself during the season by winning two singles events. John- son ' s first victory came in the contest with East High. He also proved su- perior against Roosevelt. GOLFERS PLACE SECOND IN CITY MI l I The golf aggregation under the supervision of Aaron C. Hutchens, vice principal, met defeat at the hands of Roosevelt and Last high. East administered the first defeat to the Rail- splitters by a close score, 4-2. East was forced to stage an. uphill battle and its victory was well de- served. Lincoln lost a closely played contes t against the Roughriders by a half point margin. Despite a strong wind which made golfing a difficult task, Paul Watson circled the 18-hole layout in 81 strokes. The Railsplitters swung their clubs with ruthless and unre- lenting vigor in the City tournament, Saturday, May 21. by land- ing in second place, due to the successful efforts of Edward Davis. Davis shot a sparkling 80 which concluded the team ' s average with a grand total of 328. Roosevelt placed first with a total of 307 points. Paul Watson and Edward Davis will be lost to the team - ia the graduation route. " Chick " Hoiskman THE SENIOR RAILSPLITTER 1932 Track Squad The track squad under the tutelage of Coach Arden I. McClain participated in five outstanding meets of the year, including the Drake relays, Grinnell relays, city meet, district meet, and the state tourney. The Railsplitters ' outstanding achievement was accomplished by Paul Meagher when he placed first in the discus throw in the district meet. Qirls ' Athletic Association Lucy Plemone, President Margaret Pilkington, Secretary Dorothy Latta, Vice President Amalie Myers Friedman, Adviser Laura Giudicessi, Treasurer In the fall of 1924 the first Girls ' Athletic Association in Abraham Lincoln High school was organized under the direction of Eunice Cripe, physical education instructor. The club then consisted of 20 members. Today it has a membership of 42 girls. The purpose of the association is to give girls a chance to earn school monograms for their work in home room games and ' outside athletics, such as hiking, rowing, skating, and swimming. A large L. G. A. is given for 300 points made as a total. THE SENIOR RAILSPLITTER Saint Patrick ' s Day Our photographer caught the genial Irishman, J. R. Anderson, commercial instructor, with a few lads and lassies, a " wearin ' of the green " , Saint Patrick ' s day. 1932. Bookkeeping Budgeteers The above classing is a representative group of our future accountants. They look happy, don ' t they? And they have reason to, for they have the feeling of a difficult task completed. We regret that we cannot mention more names on the honor roll for there are many others who have done excellent work and whose names might appear. High ranking students include: Mary Amodeo, Dorothy Babcock, Evelyn Biggs, (iladys Cross, Cecelia Evans, Sargio Fon- tanini, Sam Giannobulc, Stanley Hewitt, Ethel Hulten, Edith Kemp, Jean Lewis, Arkle Martin, Kathryn Masimore, Kenneth Miller. Martha Mordini, Wilma Newby, Linda Oliver, Mary Parker, Theron Peterson, Juanita Pontious, Madonna Robertson, Jean Sterling, Mildred Stohlgren, Frances Wcddell. Mildred Willey. THE SENIOR RAILSPLITTER Hobbies and Ambitions of ♦ • June • • 1932 • • Qraduates S€NIORS PRGF€R SPORTS VARIGTY IS SPICe OF S€NIOR AMBITIONS • l l . Athletics, sports, and outdoor life seem to make up the back- ground for the interesting hobbies of the June, 1932, graduates. This is true in spite of the fact that there are 16 more girls who will walk the platform for their diplomas than there are boys in this class of 100. That yo-yo wrists are a passing fancy as a hobby was another interesting revelation, as none of the senior grads mentioned this as his most fascinating hobby. But when it comes to sports that take you out into the sunshine the Lincolnites will be found. Baseball topped the list with nine backers ; while swimming, with eight finny followers; golf with seven " fore " shouters ; and tennis with six non-love scorers, ranked next, (ieneral sports and ath- letics of all types made the hobby choice of five grads, this being equalized in number with five students whose hobby was football. Basketball and track found a devotee apiece, while such sports as skating, interesting two experts; fishing, horse racing and hunting, concluded the list of sports fans. Going places and milder forms of recreation were the hobbies of another group, three preferring walking, and the others every- thing from ridfng a bicycle through caring for dogs, raising flow- ers, roller skating, to joy riding in the Lincoln models of hustling advertising seniors. Two June. VkU, diploma hunters like aeroplanes, as one of them has proved by modeling one. Such an interesting range of indoor fun as seniors like when it comes to indoor sports for selection of a hobby, reading and music lead, with ten and seven followers, respectively. But here is a slender girl who has decided to cat more bread, another senior who collects pictures, others who read detective stories, play ping- pong, cook, enjoy their radio and do handwork. But the unusual thing about the indoor sport list is that there are actually some students who study for a hobby. What an excellent refutation to skeptics ' ideas of the average high school student of today. Look them over, here ' s the list: Wily Addis, playing a saxophone; Laurence Adye, aeronautics; Dor- othy Anderson, sports; Robert Backus, sports of all sorts; Marjorie Barnhill. dancing. Myrtle Beck, dancing-; Irene Bell, dancing; Berrimand Breeden. football; Lois Burgett. living out doors; Mary Burkhardt, flowers; Joseph Caldwell, baseball; Dorothy Callahan, walking; Richard Callahan, baseball; Corlyss Callison, swimming. Rosemond Campbell, reading; Mildred Christian, baseball; Clarence Cobf.rt. reading detective stories; Roland Comiskey, sports; Eugene Cook, hunting and fishing; Arlene Coon, cooking and reading: Esther Cooper. swimming; Edward Davis, golfing; Ralph Davis, ice skating. Alice Davisson, music; William Devin, horse racing; Bert Duff, basketball; Bern ice Enos. hiking and reading; Nadine Faidley. skating; Alice Gallagher, tennis; Ruth Mary Gardiner, reading; Lorin Geil, play- ing a piccolo; Weldon German, athletics. Mary Giannobule, selling fruit; Joseph Gillespie, baseball and football; Charlotte Giant ., baseball; Margaret Gi.assburn, riding a bicycle; Helen Gi.essner. dancing; Orrie Goodvin. going places; Owen Hall, football; Doris Harmon, dancing; Leona Harper, swimming. Mildred Harper, swimming; Harold Harvey, collecting pictures; Deane Hoskins. baseball: Richard Irwin, swimming; Arthur Johnson, tennis; Glen Joss, dancing; Edwin Kennedy, studying economics; Irma Kurtz. reading; Dorothy Latta, tennis; Rosanna LaVHTY, getting good grades; Carl Leopold, ping-pong; Joe Lindsay, baseball. Aryid LlNGQUIgT, golf; Helen McNulty, swimming; Harold Macy. dancing; Lina Masolini, reading; Paul Meagher, foootball; Mildred Mil ear. hand work; Eloise Mills, sports; Marguerite Morlan. dancing; Kathleen Munzenmaier. tennis; Russell Oberender. writing poetry ; Ward Ogden, golf; Linda Oliver, baseball; Charlotte Parker, eating; Mabel Peerhoom. banana splits. Margaret Pilkington, basketball; Joseph Plemone. dancing and golf; Lucy Plemone, swimming; Ethel Potter, character study; Florence Pratt, reading; Clyde Randall, modeling airplanes; Beverly Robinson. •lancing; Rex Ross, music; Zelpiiia Ross, roller skating; Pauline Rum- mans, music and poetry; Loren Runge. hitch-hiking: Doris S iiaknwkhkr, dancing; John Sharp, golf; Mary Louise Smith, playing an oboe; Alice Sokrick, going places; Dorothy Stanton, dancing; John Stevens, radio; Blanche Stewart, reading; Isabella Stokesbury, swimming; Jack Sum- mers, track; Alice Tam. dancing; Dwight Thomas, joy riding. Vei.ma Thornton, reading; Gerald Turner, baseball; Eunice an Vlair. dogs; Elbert Venn, golf; Esther Wadding, playing popular music; Paul Watson, golf; Wilmetta WhiteloCK. tennis; Virginia Wiyr. dancing and reading; Margaret Young, tennis; Dean Zempel, football; Mary Zimmerman, sports of all sorts. Upon looking into the inner souls of the seniors, it is found that business will claim 21 members of the June, 1932. graduat- ing class. In this field the most desired positions arc those of a private secretary, stenographer, department store buyer, person- nel director, certified public accountant, and salesman. Twelve members of the present senior class intend to be teachers, the more popular fields being: football coach, swimming instructor, director of physical education, girls ' adviser, commer- cial instructor, kindergarten teacher, and Knglish instructor. Ten boys of the class are intent upon becoming engineers. Electrical and mechanical seem to be the most popular in this field. Journalism will claim six students with three desiring to be come feature writers, two advertising men, and one a reporter. Music has been chosen by four students of the senior class as their desired life work. Blues singer, concert pianist, and music director are the chosen fields. Other prominent vocations in which members of the June, 1932, class intend to embark include those of an aviator, doctor, forester, nurse, professional dancer, professional golfer, and traveler. Other members of the class are planning to become criminal lawyers, enter consular service, and act as a cateress. One girl has chosen to become an embalmcr when her high school days are ended. To be a successful housewife is the sole ambition of two girls of the present June graduating class. Wily Addis, music director; Laurence Adye. watchmaker; Dorothy Anderson, dietitian; Robert Backus, scientist; Marjorie Barnhill. pro- fessional business woman; Myrtle Beck, private secretary; Irene Bell. stenographer; Berrimand Breeden. coach; Lois Burgett, travel; Mary Burkhardt. botanist; Joseph Caldwell, business man; Dorothy Callahan. embalmer; Richard Callahan, forester; Corlyss Callison. suTgical nurse; Rosemond Campbell, department store buyer; Mildred Christian, com- mercial teacher. Clarence Cobert. criminal lawyer; Roland Comiskey. traveller; Eugene Cook, architectural engineer; Arlene Coon, interior decorator; Esther Cooper, personnel director; Edward Davis, professional golfer; Ralph Davis. electrical engineer; Alice Davisson. blues singer; William Devin, forester; Bert Duff, aviator; Bernice Enos, nurse; Nadine Faidley. private secre- tary; Alice Gallagher, girls ' adviser; Ruth Gardiner, private secretary. Lorin Geil. scientific feature writer; Weldon C.erman. coach; Mary Giannobule, traveller; Joseph Gillespie, advertising man; Charlotte Glantz. private secretary; Margaret Gi.assburn. editor of The New York Times; Helen Glessner. private secretary; Orrie GooWIV, aviatrix; Owen- Hall, woodshop teacher; Doris Harmon, secretary; Leona Harper, nurse; Mildred Harper, nurse; Harold Har e . certified public accountant: Deane Hoskins. mechanical engineer; Richard Irwin, professional dancer; Arthur Johnson, electrical engineer; Glenn Joss, printer; Edwin Kennedy, engi- neer. Irma Kurtz, school teacher; Dorothy Latta. golf; Rosanna Laverty. feature writer; Carl Leopold, artist; Joe Lindsay, piccolo; Arvid Lingquist, highway construction engineer. Helen McNulty. traveling; Harold Macy. business man; Lina Masso- lini. stenographer; Paul Meagher, consular; Mildred Millar, cateress. Eloise Mills, swimming instructor; Marguerite Morlan. professional tap dancer; Kathleen Munzenmaier. private secretary; Russell Oberender. master of ceremonies: Ward Ogden. contractor; Linda Oliver, kindergarten teacher; Charlotte Parker, to wci h 100 pounds; Mabel Peer boo m , to be successful; Margaret Pilkington. nurse; Joseph Plemone, sports writer; Lucy Plemone. department store buyer; Ethel Potter, concert pianist; Florence Pratt, private secretary; Clyde Randall, aviator; Beverly Robinson, professional dancer. Rex Ross, aeronautical engineer; Zelphia Ross. English teacher; Pauline Rum mans, housewife; Loren Runge, traveller; Doris Sciiarnweber. nurse; John Sharp, salesman; Mary Louise Smith, teacher; Alice Sorrick. mag- azine illustrator. Dorothy Stanton, business woman; John Stevens, radio engineer; BLAHCH1 Stewart, accountant; [tAlKLLA Stokesbury. athletic instructor; Iuk Simmers, director of physical education. Alice Tam. successful housewife; Dwight Thomas, advertising manager; Vei.ma Thornton, newspaper reporter; Gerald Turner, criminal lawyer; Eunice Van Vlair, dog fancier; Elbert Venn, doctor; Esther Wadding. private secretary. Pali Watson, professional golfer; Wilmetta hitelock, to be famous in some line; Virginia Wier, college education; Margaret Young, newspaper feature writer; Dean Zempel. chemical engineer; Mary Zimmerman, private secretary. THE SENIOR RAILSPLITTER -or History of Lincoln High Abraham Lincoln High school is now celebrating its ninth year of existence; many joys and many sorrows, some victories and some defeats have been witnessed by students of Lincoln High through these nine long years. The June, 1932 Class is the twelfth Lincoln High class to finish their twelfth year of school- ing Nathan H. Weeks has been the principal since Lincoln High was first opened. Among the 56 instructors, 13 have devoted their time and talent for nine years. They include Bess B. Ballantyne. Mrs. Marian I. Barr, Esther Mary Brannen, Robert L. Brewster, Eunice E. Cripe, Helen A. Dunkelberg, Odessa Farley, Mrs. Amain Ifeyf rs- Friedman, Iola B. Quigley, Nora D. Sherwood, Gretta Starrett and Alma Walder. The first class graduated in January, 1927, with the proud num- ber of 28 graduates, while the June. 1932, class is the largest class ever to be graduated from Lincoln High with 100 happy gradu- ates. The total number of students who started out and who would have graduated in this June class, if sickness, failures, deaths, and quittance had not diminished their number, would have been 192. Prom these 100 students 27 come from Park Avenue grade school. Howe, Maple Grove and Washington are each repre- sented with eight students while Jefferson comes close with five. Fairview, St. Anthony and West High all boast two as their |in ta. Amos Hiatt, Austin High school. Chicago; Bucknell ; Central High, Pueblo, Colorado; Churchville, la.; Dallas, Texas; Deep- water High. Deepwater, Minn. ; Dow s High ; Fast High ; Elm ( irove ; Frisbie ; Iowa City Junior High ; Kirkwood ; Lawton Consolidated ; Mason City ; Muskogee. Oklahoma ; Nash, North, Open Air, Pine Grove, Riley, Roosevelt, and Wbodrow Wilson, Des Moines ; Sum- merset ; Waterloo; Watts; Winterset, are each represented with one graduate. Eight decided they would like to graduate a semester earlier so attended summer school and graduated in the January, 1932. class. Thirteen graduates obtained highest honor given in Lincoln High by being elected to national Honor Society. They include : Arthur Johnson, president; Ethel Potter, secretary; Corlyss Calli- son, Esther Cooper, Alice Gallagher, Mary Giannobule. Margaret (ilassburn. Deane Hoskins. Dorothy Latta, Doris Scharnwelur. Alice Sorrick. John Stevens, and Margaret Young. In the Dramatic department Joseph Gillespie, Harold Macy. Charlotte Parker, Loren Runge. Doris Scharnweber and Dorothy Stanton have proved their ability as actors through their outstand- ing work in " Footlight Fist, " " Mignonette, " " Penrod, " and " Prince Chap. " Some of the graduates have given their time and talent to help make the music department successful. They include: Band and Orchestra : Wily Addis, Mildred Christian. Edwin Kennedy. Ethel Potter and Mary Louise Smith; Service Orchestra: Ethel Potter and Wily Addis. Ethel Potter is a member of the Des Moines Symphony orchestra. John Stevens is a member of the Lincoln High Boys ' Quartet. Factory For SERVICE Low Summer ' rices — SINCE. 1907 CowniE QUALITY FURS F VCTORYj 510 Market St. We All Buy Thick M alted Milks and Sandwiches at GEORGE, The Chili King Makes His Own Chili THE CONEY ISLAND LUNCH Northwest Corner Seventh and Mulberry Expert Dental Work All Work Guaranteed DR. MURPHY DENTISTS 419 2 Locust Dial 4-9610 ( ' lean Cabins for ( ' lean People CAPITAL CITY TOURIST CAMP 3215 Indianola Road — Highway No. 65 WILKINSON MUSIC SHOP 718-722 GRAND AVE. MUSIC RECORDS REPAIRING Instruments for Rent FISH =SW« MfcS! WW MWJ GWM Wfc OYSTERS AND SEA FOODS OF ALL KINDS QUALITY ALWAYS Iowa ' s Finest Fish and Sea l oad Market o • 1 CLARK ' S MARKET D 308-10 Locust Street All Phones 3-4258 Des Moines, Iowa We nave you in the past • • • May we continue to serve you in the same friendly manner in the future? W€ WILL ALWAYS SATISFY THE SENIOR RAILSPL I TTER Instru ors We Will Remember Many faculty members have been at their post in Abraham Lincoln High school since it was first opened nine years ago. The executive staff includes: Nathan H. Weeks, principal; Aaron C. Hutchens, vice principal ; Sarah F. Pollard, girls ' ad- viser ; Winifred Linquist, librarian; Helen A. Dunkelbcrg, nurse; (ioldie A. Arnold, registrar; and Margaret A. Hayes, stenog- rapher. The following are the present instructors of Lincoln High and the ones we hope to see return next fall. Henry Andersen. J. Russell Anderson, Bess B. Ballantyne, Mrs. Marian I. Barr, Mrs. Modesta M. Barton, Charles W. Baskervillc. Mrs. Edna McCaull Bohlman. Ksther Mary Brannen. Robert L. Brewster, Cecile Brock, Winnina E. Brownson, Mary K. Burke, Lena M. Chandler, Mary E. Coffey, Amy R. Coventry. Eunice M. Cripe, Herman D. Eick- elberg, Frederick E. Engel, Josephine Lee Fain, Odessa Farley, Mrs. Amalie M. Friedman, Milton M. (ierhart, Herbert A. Gra- bau, Sefcr Greene, Mrs. Louise R. Hamilton, H. Ray Hartley, Helen Hill. Jeannette Lewis, Arden I. McClain, Margaret M. McKniry. Hazel M. E. Mitchell, William S. Morgenthaler, Emily K. Scanlan. Blanche L. Nelson, Warren E. Pollard, Iola B. Quigley. Elizabeth Ann Robb, Geraldine Scholficld, Francis W. Sharratt, Edith Sherwood. Nora D. Sherwood, A. Godfrey Siver- son, Frances Laing Smith, Gretta Starrett, Mrs. Ada B. Tippett, Alma Walder. Mrs. Mae Johnson Wilson, Lemuel L. Wires, and Edna L. Pegtley. Dad and mother know that son Jimmie should practice on his bass horn, his trombone, his baritone or his trumpet during vaca- tion days. Frank Marnette, talented brass player, of S08 Virginia Avenue, plans to teach a few boys like Jimmie during the summer months. Why not dial 4-8779 today and make your appointment? — Adv. HOPKINS SPORTING GOODS COMPANY Athletic Goods 3-0121 412 Seventh St. SHORTHAND IN 30 DAYS Complete Business ' raining 1 ndividual I nstruction DICKINSON SECRETARIAL SCHOOL Royal Union Life Bldg. Phone 3-6917 Auto Body Service X£0. AT I4TH.PL. f DES MOINES, IOWA TOW GAR SERVICE Body Rebuilding Seat Covers Glass Fender Work Auto Top A uto Fainting EAT AT CAPITAL CITY TOURIST CAMP CAM dandy, Cigars and Groceries 3215 Indianola Road John Van Ginkel 3-9849 Q U A L I T Y J B W B L R Y Since 1871 JOSEPH ' S Sixth at Locust r =5 6= =3£= First Choice In Des Moines PERFECTLY PASTEURIZED MILK FOR HOME DELIVERY SERVICE CALL 3-6211 One glance at the deep cream line in a bottle of 1 ' IANN Perfectly Pasteurized Mil k is proof of its EXTRA RICH- NESS. A taste OOnvincea of its Superior Flavor .... and the words ' ' Perfectly Pasteurized " are assurance of its abso- lute Safety. FLYNN is the Preferred Milk in over 25,000 Des Moines homes. The Flynn Dairy Company THE SENIOR RAILSPLITTER Lincoln Victories For the last semester several students have worked to bring fame to Abraham Lincoln High school. The art department ex- hibited a group of scarf designs in the art room of the city library. Lincoln ' s oratorical team won first place in the city contest, the school being represented by Simon Casady and Donald Harris. The famed glider which was built by Richard Frazee and Roger Cook received its identification number from the Aero- nautics department, Washington, D. C, was another outstanding surprise of the year. Five Railsplitter penpushers won distinction in the Interna- tional Quill and Scroll contest. Paul Meagher climaxed the rec- ognition by submitting a sports story and having it judged one of the five " best in the West Central states. The others, staff writers, were : Margaret Young, who placed in column writing, being the only one representing Iowa; Lorin Geil submitted published editorials and was the only representative of Des Moines. Margaret Glassburn for correct newspaper terms and Virginia Wicr for headline writing were the only two students in Des Moines to receive honorable mention in these groups. In the Abraham Lincoln High school Scribblers club which meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays 42 won card awards which is the highest award for a local group. The Scribblers are now mem- bers of the National Good Handwriting C lub of America. And still another achievement this semester is the affiliating of the Lincoln High La Curie Science club with the Junior Acad- emy of Science of Iowa. Probablv the latest event in which Lincolnites participated and have won was the Tribune Yo Yo contest. William McNamara. pre- junior student, won $5.00, and Dale Tucker, a 10A student, won $2.50. . . . . RAY DODGK . CHEVROLET CO., INC. New and Used Cars 1312-16 Locust St. 4-3115 CHAR LI :S A. SKMBOWER Druggist FORT DES MOINES, IOWA CANDIES, CIGARS, SODAS PRESCRIPTION SPECIALIST W-l-N-G-A-T-E Costume Company THEATRICAL and FANCY DRESS COSTUMES, CAPS and GOWNS 200 Walnut Street 444 ThE NATIONAL LIFE COMPANY extends its sincere congratulations to the gradu- ating class of Abraham Lincoln High School on the attainment of the first definite goal in the achievement of a successful life. « 4 4 MANY OF YOU will go from High School into business and in a few years will as- sume the responsibilities of fathers and mothers and citizens. You cannot learn too early what a tremendous aid Life Insurance can be to you in facing those obligations. It would be a very wise step indeed if you were to set apart some of the money earned in your first " job " for the purchase of your first Life Insurance policy. National Life Company 114 Eleventh St. Des Moines We Build for Tomorrow by the Service of Today STUDIO Des Moines, Iowa QUALITY PHQTQQRAPHS Popular Prices 420 Ninth St. ft Good Service Phone 4-7923 t » 3, T 11 E S E NIOR R A I I S P 1 4 I T T E R Home Room 201 Trophy Winners Senior home room 201, for the past semester has been the proud possessor of six trophies. Ahove is shown a group bi hofBC room 201 students, displaying their fine collection of trophies. Reading from left to right in the front row are: Laura Giu- dicessi, holding the volley hall trophy; Fannie Franceschine, with the P. T. A. membership drive trophy; Romalo Foronato, with the baseball trophy. Back row left to right : Mary Giannobule, with the tennis trophy; Joseph Gillespie, with the basketball trophy; Mary Giudiccssi. swimming trophy; and Robert L. Brew- ster, home room adviser. JUNE 1932 CLASS SONQ Goodbye! Goodbye! To Lincoln High, We ' re leaving you this June time, h re ' s the reason why, From home, through kindergarten. And on through junior high And now we ' re graduating From dear old Lincoln High! Where friends iud pals along the way Have gladdened every student day. So nozi ' that we are leaving you. Please don ' t forget we ' ll all be true To dear old Lincoln High. -T-U D-E-N-T-S Perfect Fitting Tailored Clothes CONKLING (Jl ASGOW TAILORS, INC. 811 Locust Street Des Moines Congratulations, June, 1932 Graduating Class OLIVER SCOTT I a ' s sons All Summer Home Telephone Business Telephone 5-6518 3-5428 American Institute of Business A ccr edited Only business college in Iowa requir- ing graduation from high school for admission. 615 Sixth Avenue Des Moines C L A S S .1 EWELRy Plumb ' s carry a complete line of Lincoln High class rings and pins. We invite your careful comparison of designs and values. THE PLUMB JEWELRY STORE Sixth and Walnut S treets Always What ' s New and Right For High School Men and Women at theUtica L A.FRI E DLICH CO. lowa i QrtmUM Apparel Store £ » J THE SENIOR RAILSPLITTER Resume of Senior Social Activities Gay parties, bright decorations, and soft dance music mark the close of high school social life for the June, 1932, seniors. As the school year ends and seniors go hurrying along they pause for just a few seconds to think over the good times they have had together . . . the good times which are soon to end. The first thing that enters their minds is the Senior Get-To- gether which was held March 30, 1932. This time all seniors en- joyed themselves laughing and playing games as well as meeting their fellow classmates. Next they think of the grand time they had International Day when seniors appeared on the Lincoln cam- pus dressed in native fashions of other countries. This thought leaves happy remembrances of the Informal, where gay senior feet danced to the sound of lovely music fur- nished by the Abraham Lincoln High Service orchestra. This event was followed by the Senior Parent Party where all mothers and fathers took part in the entertainment. On May 27, the lovely black and white silhouette senior formal, a spring party for all the graduating seniors left a pleasant memory. Class Day, June 7, followed by a joyful picnic at the Water- works park completed the round. To bring to a close their many happy hours the seniors will enjoy a banquet to be held at Younkcr ' s Tea Room on June 8. June . . . Sweet Sixteen Ages ! Ages ! How does the June, 1932, senior class place with the average graduate in regard to years? " Who is the youngest in the class? " you ask. Well, to answer your question, " sonic inUTcstinu information was found upon Investigating and rambling around in the office files. Also added to this, some in- teresting information was discovered, such as: What is the average age for a high school graduating student? Eighteen would usually be the quick June, 1932, Lincoln answer, but the present senior class has outdone themselves in getting ahead, for their average age is seventeen and eighteen years. Who is graduating youngest, girls or boys? It is generally acknowledged that girls graduate sooner than boys. So with the present class the average age for girls is 17.01, while the boys are following in close second with an average age of 17.35 years. Who is the youngest June, 1932, Lincoln graduate? Although it has been girls in the past who have held this most distinguished honor, it is a tie this June ... a girl and a boy. They are both sixteen years of age at the present time, but it happens the girl is still the youngest. Ask for H A R V EST BREAD Made by UNGEES BAKING COMPANY A Home Owned Bakery beaitifvl shoes that are different . . 1.99 at .91 CARI.HV ' S Seventh and Walnut GEO. F. EIGHTY PRINTING GO. for HIGH-CLASS JOB PRINTING Dial 3-1832 218 Polk Bid . When a Ghr Graduates ■ She Naturally Comes to You nkers for the Ritht, Youthful Frocks . . . A Marvelous Grout Here at 12.95 Dresses for those all-important af- fairs ... for the banquets, the extra parties . . . and graduation day it- self. Dainty pastels in the new sheers and crepes . . . and organdies, no end ! White and the col- ors you are want- ing . . . each one styled perfectly after the newest manner. 12 to 20. Sketched: Pinkor- gandie, fichu ruf- fled collar, ribbon sash, neatly fitting hipline and bell- shaped lower full- ness set off with more ruffles. 12.95 — Dresses: Second Floor; Eighth St. YOU N KERS I 31 I THE vS E N I O R RAILSPLITTER 100 Qrads Have But 70 Names The seniors say that they have 100 names on their class roll, but they really haven ' t! If you were to call the roll you would find that five students reply to the name of Mary. The Marys include, Mary Frances Burkhardt, Mary Katherine Giannobulc, Mary Louise Smith, Mary Kathleen Munzenmaier, and Mary F. Zimmerman. This would make one answer to the roll call. Then let ' s call the names of Dorothy, Alice, Margaret and Joseph and hear immediately the answers of Dorothy Anderson, Dorothy Callahan, Dorothy Latta, and Dorothy Stanton ; Margaret Young, Margaret Pilkington, Margaret Glassburn and Marguerite Morlan; Joseph V. Caldwell, Joseph F. Gillespie, Joseph R. Lind- say, and Joseph Plemone: and Alice Mae Davisson, Alice J. Gallagher, Alice Sorrick, and Alice Tarn. This would add four more answers to our odd roll call. Next call William and Mildred, and note the response from Mildred E, Christian. Mildred Harper, and Mildred Arlene Millar; William Roland Comiskey, William D. Devin, and William Harold Macv. Now another two names have been added. Call Dean, Richard, Esther, Charlotte, Doris, Helen, Paul Lorin (Loren), John and straightway these . . . Dean Zempel and Deane Hoskins ; Richard Callahan and Richard W. Irwin; Esther Lorraine Cooper and Esther Liddell Wadding; Charlotte Glantz and Charlotte Parker; Doris Harmon and Doris Anna Scharn- weber; Helen McNulty and Helen Glessner ; Paul Albert Meagher and Paul Joseph Watson; Lorin D. Gcil and Loren Runge; and John W. Sharp and Jonn F. Stevens. This would add nine answers to the roll. Add all above mentioned answers and that would make sixteen in all. Then add this number to the fifty-four distinct names of the other members of the June, 1932, Senior class and the re- sult totals a roll of Seventy names. Your Neighborhood I.G.A. Store ROTH-STEVENS GROCERIES — MEATS 2001 S. W. Ninth St. Dial 3-2014 " A Satisfied Customer " Our Motto F. A. SMITH Lumber and Building Material Fort Des Moines, Iowa Dial 4-7928 JAZZ — PIANO Christensen School of Music Learn to fill in Popular Music in 20 lessons 206-7 Plymouth Bldg. Mary Nelson, Teacher 10th and Walnut Tel. 4-0322 FLOWER S PLAN T S POTTERY ALPHA FLORAL COMPANY 310 EIGHTH 4-3191 BARR ' S BICYCLE SHOP 713 Grand Ave. Phone 4-5825 THE MINT INC., 303-305 Walnut Street Des Moines 9 Economy Center ¥- A Department Store for the Entire Family ORCHARD INN Southwest Twenty-firtt and Leland f f -:- Special Sunday Dinners -f + ( 12 o ' clock on ) m " »•• ) - ; .i. fC - o - u - s STEAK and CHICKEN ) .I.N-N-E-R ' S $l.oo A GOOD PLACE TO TRADE .... PHONE 3-7431 Remember, it ' s the «». ■ . M. S. Levine MEN ' S CLOTHING and SHOES 202 Seventh St.— South of Walnut Des Moines, Iowa UNIVERSAL PRESS PRINTING EMBOSSING DIE CUTTING Let Us Print Your Place Cards 219 Ninth Street Des Moines, Iowa AN ELECTRIC OUTLET is a CONVENIENCE INLET f ff DES MOINES ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY DES MOINES GAS COMPANY 312 Sixth Ave. 4-2131 1 The tennis and golf aggregation under the supervision of Coach C. W. Baskerville and Aaron C. Hutchens, respectively, enjoyed a somewhat successful season by winning two contests, and losing one. The squad placed second in the city meet this season. Unusual 4 4 4 ACHIGVGMGNT is the result of untiring application to one ' s desires. © © © UNUSUAL PRINTING is the result of careful study and planning PLUS • • first-class material, first-class equipment and only the most skilful workmanship. Heals Printing Company, Inc. £ 33 I THE SENIOR RAILSPLITTER Forgotten Headliners, Baker ' s Ad Among I lonorable Mention In International Advertising Contest Nadine Baker recently brought national recognition to Abra- ham Lincoln High school by winning honorable mention in the international Quill and Scroll Advertising Contest. She was one of three Iowans to place in the contest and the only girl to receive the honor from this state. The other Iowa winners were from Cresco and Waterloo. Lincoln First In ' 32 National Press Contest 860 Newspapers Compete; C. S. P. A. Are Sponsors; North and East Second Competing with 860 school publications, The Railsplitter has just received their national rating as a first class high school lu wspaper. This announcement was made in The New York Times, Friday, March 11. by the Columbia Scholastic Press Asso- ciation, sponsor of the national contest. The Railsplitter was the only paper placing first in Iowa, as both the Oracle of North High and The Scroll of East High placed second. Senior Instructor Places First In Book Contest Miss Odessa Farley, English instructor of Lincoln High, again brought recognition to the school by winning first place in the Register and Tribune Book Review Contest with her interesting report on The Good Earth, by Pearl S. Buck. Houseman On All-City l earn Placed at a Forward Position on Tribune ' s First Mythical Team Lincoln Paper Ranks High In City The Railsplitter was judged to have the best make-up of the four city high school papers at the recent all city journalism clinic sponsored by Drake University and the Tribune. Sorrick Is Alternate For Art Scholarship Alice Sorrick, 12A student, was chosen alternate in the Proud- foot scholarship award of the Iowa High School Contest in Graphic and Plastic Arts. " The Quality Shop " COOLEY-PAYNE PRINTING CO. Commercial and Society Printing 3138 S. W. Ninth Street DIAL 4-7721 FOR SAFETY . . . FOR ECONOMY Ride the Street Cars Every Day .. i:i - DES MOINES RAILWAY COMPANY KEH M ' S — F o r Flowers Mossy Plants for Your Rock Garden Store: 9th Walnut Greenhouse: E. 15th Grand DIAL 3-5276 1301 GRAND AVE. Cascade Launderers — Drycleaners PHONE DIAL 3-1181 THE STYLE SHOP Hemstitching and Alterations Lura Griffin 303 Frankel Bldg. Telephone 4-8434 Des Moines FRANKLIN HOTEL BEAUTY SHOPPE Anna Leo, Proprietress gfjng a Friend and Get TWO $5 Permanent for $3 Shampoo and Fingerwave 35c Shampoo and Marcel 50c Fifth and Locust Dial 4-4532 BOYS and GIRLS IF YOU WANT A REAL CANDY BAR GAT •:• Jacobson ' s Dairy Maid Vanilla, Maple Nut and Cherry Flavor Made in Des Moines TT NORTHWESTERN CANDY CO. £ 34 1 T H E S E X I O R RAILSP LITTER S fl After High School the next logical step is a University course. f And the logical University is Drake University, with its six complete colleges. LIBERAL ARTS BIBLE LAW EDUCATION COMMERCE FINE ARTS Isn ' t it splendid to think there is a University in Des Moines offering a liberal education combined with the adzviitages of staying at home? You Are Cordially Invited to Visit Us Drake University DBS MOINES ' OWN UNIVERSITY i J ! 3 Old c Main i - 8=MK I 35 1 3 The compilers of the June, 1932, edition of The Senior Railsplitter include: - ' acuity Consultants J. R. ANDERSON, Advertising; H. Ray Hartley, Circulation; Francis W. Shar- ratt. Business Manager, and Esther Mary Branxex, Editorial Anna Marie De May Typist Margaret GLASSBURN Lor in Geil Mary Gianxobule Coklyss Callison V I L M etta W n 1 1 E LOCK JoSEPB Plemone Dwigri Thomas Jon n Sharp Pai l Meachir Editor Associate Editor Photographs ..Extra Curricular Features Sports Business Manager Circulation Advertising John M. Houlette BfiALS Prixtinc. Company, Inc. Central Engraving Company... Photography Typography Engraving

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