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

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RAILSYLITTER ABRAJIAfI LimCOLM MICH SCHOOL 1635 ' s M.arking tne Tercentenary of Secondary School Education in America 1935 ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL The Senior Railsplitter ter [ E, the eighteenth graduating class of Abraham Lincoln High School, entered upon this threshold six years ago, inexperienced and inefficient 7Bs. Now with unlimited glory and honor as 1 2As, ... the prod- uct of not only six years of learning in our beloved Abraham Lincoln High School, but of a tercentenary of experimentation and progress in ed- ucation, . . . we say Farewell. The Senior Railsplitter ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL Today ' s Administration Greets the Graduates Toddy ' s Challenge Six years of high school, and now what? Out into a world of confusion and unsolved problems. Not a cheerful prospect, but a real challenge that will call for high purpose, strong courage and a real purpose of service to face the present situation and find the solution of its problems. May you do your part in meeting the challenge of the world of today. — N. H. Weeks, Principal. ouccess To You Graduation — Commencement. What a combination ! A good preparation pushing forward combined with ambi- tion and a desire to make good will succeed. A deficiency in one tends to produce a corresponding loss in the other. The same law holds for achievement. Success to you. — A. C. Hutchens, Vice Principal. 2 The Spirit of Education An educated boy or girl is not alone judged by the grades he made, nor the classes he attended; not by the friends he gathered about him, nor the activities in which he participated. Rather, it is the thinking, the sincerity and the spirit that inspired him to do the above things. — Susan B. Hill, Girls ' Adviser. Class Activities W hat did Seniors do socially 300 years ago? Here ' s what today ' s June Senior March 11 Senior Get Together April 12 Informal April 26 Parent Party May 3 International Day May 17 Senior Prom June 2, 4:00 p. tn. June 4, 2:00 p. m. June 4. 4 :00 p. m. June 5, 6:30 p. m. June 6, 7 :45 p. m. s enjoying . Baccalaureate . . Class Day . Senior Picnic Senior Banquet Commencement The Senior Railsplitter ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION Nathan H. Weeks Principal Aaron C. Hutchens . . . Vice Principal and Id riser of Hoys Susan B. Hill dviscr of Girls Winifred Linquist Librarian Goldie Alcox Arnold Registrar Margaret A. Hayes Secretary George E. Chatman . . Study Hall Supervisor FACULTY EXECUTIVE BOARD Emily K. Scanlan Chairman J. R. Anderson Vice Chairman Modesta M. Barton Secretary William S. Morgenthaler .... Treasurer A senior high faculty 300 years ago . . . stern, straight- lipped. Today ' s cheery guides, molders of American life . . . 11 of Lincoln ' s original faculty of 32 still here . . . ANCIENT LANGUAGE Margaret C. Hurd D MMERCIAL J. Russell Anderson Modesta M. Barton H. Ray Hartley Hazel M. E. Mitchell Francis W. Sharratt (iladys E. Sutter Ada B. Tippett ENGLISH Amy R. Coventry Odessa Farley DeEtte A. Graccy Louise Rhyno Hamilton Emily K. Scanlan Geraldine Scholfield Frances L. Smith Mary E. Sturgeon FINE ARTS Frederick F. Engel, Music B. Pearl Mapel, Music C. Beatrice Keller, Art Jeannette Lewis, Art HOME ECONOMICS Marian I. Barr Edith Sherwood JOURNALISM Esther Mary I ' rannen MATHEMATICS Lena M. Chandler Mary E. CofTey Margaret M. McEniry Josephine C. Smith Alma Walder INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Henry Andersen Robert L. Brewster Milton M. Gerhart William S. Morgenthaler PHYSICAL EDUCATION Eunice M. Cripe Lorin H. Graaff SCIENCE AND HYGIENE Helen A. Dunkelberg Herbert A. Grabau A. Godfrey Siverson Lemuel L. Wires CAFETERIA Maude Carmichael, Mgr. Lena Overholzer Edna Stradley SOCIAL SCIENCE Winnina E. Brownson Virginia M. Dewey Herman D. Eickelberg Susan B. Hill Arden I. McClain Iola B. Quigley Elizabeth A. Robb Nora D. Sherwood Nathan H. Weeks BUILDING CARETAKERS Leo J. Allen, custodian Anna L. Bliquez, matron John F. Clarke Joseph Mazza Edward R. Payne Charles Holden Bert Steen Hiram E. Dyer, fireman Allan Robberts, fireman 4 DES MOINES, IOWA JUNE, 1935 The Senior Railsplitter Events of Commencement Week Baccalaureate Services ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 1935, 4:00 P.M. Processional The ninety-nine June ' 35 graduates Music Music Pavanne Ravel In a Monastery Garden Ketelby Abraham Lincoln High Sc hool Orchestra V. K. Engel, Director Violin Solo — Thais Massenet Albert Graziano, June ' 35 Only Begotten Son Gretchaninoff The Three Kings ll ' illan Lost in the Night Christiansen Abraham Lincoln High School a Cappella Choir F. E. Engel, Director Invocation and Scripture Rev. Mr. L. P. Cassell Sermon and Benediction . . Rev. Mr. William H. Phelps Recessional June GRADUATES Band Concert Lincoln High School Band Frederick E. Engel, Director Marche and Cortege from " The Queen of Sheba " Massenet Wagnerian Selection Art, by Lake Grand March — " Democracy " M. L. Lake Commencement ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL AIDITORIUM THURSDAY EVENING, June 6, 7:45 P.M. Processional Band Invocation Rev. Mr. A. J. Bissinger Address Miss Flora Dunlap Presentation of Diplomas Charles T. CoWNH Member, Des Moines Board of Education Recessional Band School Life Is But a Day Hx EVERETT W. ALLISON Sonic years ago in scattered homes conducted by God ' s tvill . . . Our birth became our break of dozen; the sun peeped o ' er the hill. Pawn set us on the path of life, and sent us on our way: And though this path seems rough and long school life is bui a day. A day of great adventure, a day of joy and pain, A day which shatters all one ' s hopes then builds the m up again. Our early morning hours were spent; and soon school time drew nigh. Little we remember of the hours that first went by; But when we entered school the sun came to full view For one of our fond mem ' ries is when we first went to school. Our elementary schooling sped as preschool hours had done, And slowly we began to meet each other one by one. From different schools and different towns our paths began to cross, . hul when a school chum left our class we felt a dreaded loss. Our sun was rising steadily with every heart ' s desire And every time we passed a grade it rose a little higher. Soon high noon of our school day came. We passed from grades to high school Where playing every moment seemed no longer your and my rule. Mme work :eas mixed with much less play. Our crown we had to earn. We began to learn to study and decide which way to turn, li e zcere learning to enjoy it as we thought we never would . hid resolved to do the things zee did the very best we could. Our sun descended toward the west though afternoon was new; Now and then a cloud appeared then faded from our view. It seemed like months and even years but soon the hours had passed To eventide, and we had reached our day ' s twelfth hour at last. The final hour, our sunset hour. Our lives we ' ve tried to nudd To moke our golden sunset a beauty to behold. This hour brings us together in a class of graduates true. May we reap a golden harvest from our toil one great day through. May we always love our ! r thcrs. reverence teachers, help our friends; And if we ever hurt someone, be quick to make amends. May our lives be clean and wholesome, living them both fair and Sijuare. And in every thought and action may we let this be our prayer: Cod keep us evei pushing on dissatisfied and true. Never let us once forget the debt we ozve to You, Never let us reach our goal but alzvays keep our place, . I I ' d make us be forever faithful servants to Your Grace, Keep us with Thy watchful eye until life ' s journeys end And till eternal dawn breaks fair, zve ' ll praise ' Thy name — Amen. 5 The Senior Railsplitter ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL President Geil ' s Address ' E, OF THE JUNE, 1935, graduating class, are having our commencement and are engaged in completing what we be- lieve to be the first step in an impor- tant victory. The word " commencement " is de- ceiving. It is seldom used except in connection with the final exercise of some group engaged in passing on toward new fields. The word is usually accepted to mean an end. That is true, because this is an end. It means the ii 0mm m putting aside, in most in- stances, of friends who have proved themselves. It signals the definite passing of one of the happiest times of our lives. It echoes the reminder that from here we must go forward without the familiar faces and that our journey must take us to new instructors and into a game that will have new rules. It is in truth an end, and one which every person in this class regrets. But what is more essential to those of us who are leaving Abraham Lincoln High School forever is the fact that commencement also represents a beginning. To us it is important. It is an opportunity for some of us to get a new start. It is a chance for some of us who have accumulated honors to add new glories. For all of us it is the beginning of the greatest effort we shall ever be called upon to make. First, and naturally, we shall be interested in the things closest to us, the acquiring of shelter, food and clothing. After that we shall be interested in efforts to promote the general welfare of the community in payment for the exceptional educational advantages we have received. None of us is content, but, rather, we are looking forward to victories beyond our present grasp and, I repeat, hoping emphasis will make our sincerity clear, that we are grateful for the opportunities we have received at Lincoln High. Without them our glimpse into the future would be much dimmer. Still no person can say that one of us is fitted above others for a unique role in the future. All of us have lived in this small community surrounded by instruc- tors acting as coaches, giving us advice in regard to every major problem we have undertaken, in an effort to prepare us for future encounters. How well we have succeeded cannot be told, because this present victory is a team affair to which all of us have tried to contribute our just and equal share. But with the passing of our high school days the challenge becomes more specific ... in effect the team has played its last game . . . and it now becomes an indi- vidual problem. Some of us will continue in our efforts to acquire more education. We will scatter to many colleges and other places of learning. Some will enter immediately into the business world. A few of us will probably settle at once to the making of homes. But the point is, that regardless of the path we choose to follow, from now on we shall find the hurdles are higher, the paces faster. Because of a greatly upset economic condition the tests will be greater than any we have before faced. All these things being true, we know we must face the future with courage, with sincerity, with honesty. We know the rules. They have been taught us at Lincoln High school. Now it is for us to meet life as it comes, and endeavor to play the game so there will be few fouls or errors against our names. Naturally all of us cannot expect to scale the peaks to the topmost point. But we can all direct our lives so that no matter what height is reached we can look kick down the long road and be proud of the manner and method that have enabled us to gain whatever small vantage point we possess. If we can do that we are sure of gaining some meas- ure of success We will have passed a test which is greater than the accumulation of great wealth or fame or any of the other things the world offers. We cant all play a winning game, Someone is sure to lose; Yet we can play so tJiat our name No one may dare accuse. That when the Master Referee Scores agahist our name It won ' t be whether we ivon or lost, But how we played the game. 6 DES MOINES, IOWA JUNE, 1935 The Senior Railsplitter Leaders . . Today . . Tomorrow STUART GEIL, president of the June 1935 class, better known as " Stu , " is one of the outstanding basketball players Lincoln High has produced. Much of Geil ' s success is due to his ability to become a leader through his school life as well as his outside life. Ambition is another of Geil ' s hobbies. He is always willing to undertake a great responsibility and accomplish it with favorable results. Geil is known also by big and little as a friend and pal who helps whenever he can. Lincoln will indeed miss this great athlete and leader. ROBERT R. SCHARNWEBER, vice pres ident, entered ninth grade at Lincoln High from Woodrow Wilson Junior High. What a lucky year for the June ' 35 graduating class! We gained not only an energetic athlete but also one who was destined to be one of our leaders. Studious and extremely good natured, he soon became one of the main cogs functioning in our class. His popularity and importance are illustrated by the fact that he is not only a leader in the senior class but also a leader in student government. Scharnweber ' s hobbies vary from sports to photographic work. He has the technique for constructing miscellaneous articles of real value. Ambi- tions will take him to college and thence into the engineering profession in which field we can confidently predict for him a brilliant success. EVA JO MASON, secretary of the June 1935 class, is one of the most popular girls in Lincoln High school. Her never- afraid-of-work policy has shown that she is ambitious, playing a " slip horn " in the band for two years and writing numerous articles for The Railsplitter. Throughout all of her school years she has been a foremost leader. Eva Jo has a sense of humor and enjoys good jokes. ELGIN HITE, treasurer, better known as " Peewee, " has grayish green eyes; dark blond straight hair; freckles and a bright smile, especially when he collects a large amount of the money for class dues. Now in his seventeenth year, Hite came from Gilman, Iowa, entering the fifth grade at Park Avenue. When this youthful leader came to Lincoln, February 18, 1929, he was four feet one inch tall and weighed S7 l 2 pounds. He is now five feet six inches tall and weighs 119 pounds. He likes three things : girls, dancing and theater. The Hite smile has made him one of the most popular boys in our class. We hope he may keep this smile always. 7 The Senior Railsplitter ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL TERCENTENARY of Public School Education in the United States is commemorated in this year of 1935 ... a backward glance at 300 years of education is a stretch to contemplate . . . what will even 30 forward-looking years bring to American public schools? These youthful graduates will be the men and women who are to build the policies of American growth. LUCILLE ALLEN. Maple Grove — G. A. A. 1,2; Hilarities 3, 5; Honorable Mention " Quill and Scroll Journalism Contest 6; Life Saving 1, 2, 3, 4; Life Saving Mono- gram 1; Senior Student Council I, 4; Thespian Dramatic Club 1, 2. EVERETT VV. ALLISON. Hcwe— Member Stag Crew 5, 6; Science Club 1, 2. JESSIE P. A. ANDERSEN. West. Iowa— ALHS Tennis Monogram 4; All-State G. A. A. Monogram 6; C». A. A. Numeral 2; C. A. A. 3, 4, 5. 6; G. A A Monogram 4; G. A. A. All-City Monogram f] Know Dtf Moines Club 1, 2; Junior Life Saving 2; Library Staff 3, 4. 5, 6; National Hon..! Societj 4. 5. 6; Rules and Officials Club 4; Sports Club 5. 6; President 6; Tennis Team 4, 5, 6; Thespian Dramatic Club 1, 2. CHRISTY F. ARMSTRONG. Jefferson All-City Senior Student Council Cooi« ence 5 ; Football Team 3. 5 ; La Curie Science Club 3, 4, 5 ; President Senior Homeroom 202 6; Science Convention 4; Senior Student Council 5. DORIS BARR, Dixon. 111., Senior High Adelpbian Neophytes 1 ; Banquet Com- mittee Chairman of June ' 35 Class 6; City Extemporaneous Coated 5; Deutsche Gesellschaft I, 2; Library Staff 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; President 5; National Honor So- ciety 5, 6. MARGUERITE BENDER. Maple Grove Hilarities 1, 3, 5. Howe Know Des BERRY. uncil 1, 2 Park Avenue ; Track Team Moines Club 1 ; -Baseball Team La ( uric Science Club 1. 4 ; Senior Homeroom 205 . 3, 4; May President 5, EAR LA M. BIGGS. Maple Grove— Dantcnian Dramatic Club 1. 2 J Know Des Moines Club 3, 4; Life Saving Club 1; May Fete 2; Nurse ' s Office Staff 4, 5. 6; Social Committee Chair- man June ' 35 Senior Class 6. LESTER L. BISSINGER, Van Wert. Iowa ALHS Band Monogram 2, 4, 6; AU- Citv Orchestra 1; All-City Music Festival 6; Chairman Class Day Committee June ' 35 Senior Class 6; College Entrance Club -4; Deutsche ( .esellschaft 1, 2; Hilarities 1, 5; International Relations Club 6; La Curie Science Club 5, 6; Lincoln- Douglas Debate Club 1. 2, 3, 4. 5; May Fete 2; National Band ( ontest 4; National Honor Society 5, 6; President ; President Senior Homeroom 205 2; Senior Art Club 5, 6; Senior Student Council 6; Sub-district Band Contest 2; Sub district Instrumental (Flute) Solo Contest 2, 6; Woodwind Quintet 2. FRANCES EVELYN BOGARD, Watts— Know Des Moines Club 1, 2; May Fete 2. PAULINE M. BUHRER. Park Avenue ' .. A A Know Des Moines Club 1, 2; Library Staff 2 and Officials Club 2. 3, 4, 5, 6; G. A. A. Monogram 6; 3, 4, 5, 6; May Fete 2; Rules Monogram 2, 4; AL Football ROBERT E. BURGESS. Waverly— AL Basketball Monogram 5. RICHARD W. CHRISTIAN. Park Avenue ALUS GoM Monogram 2; ALHS Band Monogram 3, 4, 6; All-City Music Festival 6; District Band Contest 2; Golf Team 2 ; National Band Contest 4; Sub-district Solo Contest 4, 6; Sub-di n u t Group Contest 4, 6; " The Boomerang " °- DOROTHY A. CLARK. Pine Grove Assistant Advertising Manager of the Rail- splitter 6; Chairman Social Committee for Senior Prom and Informal, June ' 35 Senior Class 6; Curie Science Club I, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; May Fete 2; Senior Student Council 5 ; Senior Student Council Conference 5 ; Science Convention 4 ; Thespian Dramatic Club I, 2. GRACE COBURN. Maple Grove— ALHS Band Monogram 5; All-City Music Festival 6; Associate Editor June ' 35 Senior Railsplitter 6; Delegate National Scholastic Press Association Convention, Kansas City, Mo. 5; District Band Con- test 2; 6. A. A. 1, 2; Hilarities 3, 5; Iowa High School Press Association Con- vention, Ames, Iowa, 5; Know Des Moines Club 3; Life Saving Club 1, 2; May Fete 2 ; Red Cross Life Saving Monogram 1 ; Senior Student Council 6 ; " Smilin Through " 4; Thespian Dramatic Club 1, 2. ALVA C. COOK, North High- Hilarities 1 ; President Senior Homeroom 23 3, 4, 5, 6; Senior Student Council 1, 2; District Band Contest 2. CARL W. COOK, Washington. KENNETH P. COOK, Park Avenue— AL Football Monogram 1; Basketball Team 2, 4; Football Team 1, 3; Red Cross Life Saving Monogram 1; President Senior Hotneroom 23, 2; Senior Student Council 4; Track Team 4. FLOYD COPIC. JR., Washington. 8 DES MOINES, IOWA JUNE, 1935 The Senior Railsplitter IVYL H. COX. Howe. GOLDIE VIRGINIA CROSS. St. Monica ' s Numeral 4; Life Saving Club 4. A. A. Mum MELVIN F. CROSS. Maple Grove Life Saving Club 3, 4, 5, 6; President 6. JAMES DALTON, Berryton High. Topeka. Kan. — Senior Student Council 6. FLORENCE I. DEVIN, Pine Grove— May Fete 2 ; Senior Student Council 6. WILLIAM H. DOWNEY. Maple Grove ALUS Swimming Monogram 6; tnter national Relation! Clnb 6; President 6; Life Saving Club 3, 4; Lincoln- Douglas Debate Club 5; Master Swimmer 4; Red Cross Life Saving Monogram 2, 4; Senior Student Council 6; President 6; Senior Student Council Conference 6; Swimming Team 1. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; Track Team 6. JUNE EILBERT. Howe Know Des Moines Club 1; La Curie Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4; May Fete 2. GLENN ELLEN WOOD. Howe- Art Editor, the June ' 35 Senior Railspfitter 6; Art Scholarship S Co-chairman Senior Prom and Informal Committee June ' 35; Senior Class 6; Excellent Rating Block Print Design, Iowa City Art Content 6; Honorable Mention National Cartoon Contest 5; L Curie Science Club 3. 4, 5. 6; Na- ti onal Honor Society 5, 6 ; Science Convention 5 ; Senior Art Club 3. 4, 5. 6; President 6; Staff Artist The Railsplitter 5. 6. EMILY ELAINE ELLERMAN. St. Monica ' s Senior Art Club 3, 4; " The Boomerang " 6. ETHEL MAE FACKLER. Maple Grove MARY IRENE FINI. Jefferson— G. A. A. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6; G, A. A. Numeral 3; C. A. A. Monogram 4; G. A. A. All-City Monogram 6; Added Ring 6; Know Des Ifoina Club 1, 2, 3; Leaders ' Club 3. 4 ; President 3, 4; May Fete 2: Rules and Officials Club 3, 4, 5, 6; Senior Student Council 5, 6. ROBERT EARL FRANK. Albia, Iowa— ALHS Band Monogram 6; City Oratorical Contest 6; District Music Contest 2; Hilarities 1, 3, 5 ; National Band Contest 4; Senior Homeroom 230 President 5 J Service Orche. tra 4, 5, 6; " The Boomerang " 6. RAYMOND G. GALENBECK, Park Avenue— All-City Music Festival 6; District Music Contest 2. 4; Hilarities 3, 5; National Band Contest 4; Service Orchestra 3. RAY GARLICK. Howe— ALHS Band Monogram »; Hilarities 3, 5j National Band Contest 4; Service Orchestra 5, 6; District Music Contest 4. STUART G. GE1L, Park Avenue— ALHS Basketball Monogram 2, 4. 6; Basketball Team 2, 4. 6; Honorable Mention Quill and Scroll 6; President June ' 35 Senior Class 6; Sports Editor June ' 35 Senior Railsplitter 6; Sports Editor, The Rail- splitter 6; State High School Publicity Drake Relays 6. BERTHA L. GIBSON. McKinley. DOROTHY I. GILLESPIE. West Junior High— O. A. A. 1, 2. 3, Monogram 2; Hilarities 3; Thespian Dramatic Club 1. 2. G. A. A. HELEN DORIS GLEW. Callanan G. A. A. 1. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; C. A. A. Numeral 3; ( " .. A. A. Monogram 4; O. A . A. All-City Monogram 5; Added Ring 6; Home- room Tournament Manager 6; Junior Life Saving Monogram 3; Life Saving Club 4, 5; Rules and Officials Club 3, 4; Sports Club 5, 6. GRACE GLESSNER. Park Avenue —Hilarities 3, 5; Senior Student Council 5, 6. MARY VIOLET GORLA. Washington Third Annual Drake Press Clinic 6; Inter national Relations Club 6; Senior Student Council 4. 9 The Senior Railsplitter ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL ALBERT F. GRAZIANO. Washington— All-City Orchestra 1 ; Business Manager The Railsplitter Business Manager the June ' 35 Senior Railsplitter ; Distric t Music Contest Violin (solo) 2; Hilarities 1, 3, 5; Service Orchestra 1, 2, 5, 6; String Ensemble 2. MAURICF D. GRAZIANO, St. Anthony -AL Football Monogram 2; AL Basketball Monogram 4; ALHS Basketball Monogram 6; ALUS Baseball Mono- gram 4, 6; Basketball Team 4, 6; Baseball Team 4, 6; Football Team 2; President Senior Homeroom 111 5. 6; Senior Student Council 3; Sports Co- Editor of The Railsplitter 6; " The Boomerang " 6. MICHAEL SAMUEL GRAZIANO. St. Anthony— AL Basketball Monogram 6; ALHS Baseball Monogram 4. 6; Baseball Team 4, 6; Basketball Team 5; Chair man Finance Committee June ' 35 Senior Class 6; Circulation Manager the June ' 35 Senior Railsplitter 6. GRACE HADLEY, Park Avenue May Fete I. MARIE J. HARBERT, Clover Hill. Warren County — Know I )es Monies Club I, 2j Library Staff 3, 4. 5. 6; Rules ami Officials Club 4. DOROTHY E. HARGIS. Howe. GRACE HARMON. Park Avenue -G. A. A. 1. 2. LORAN V. HARRIS, Howe Football 5. ELGIN A. HITE, Prrk Avenue — ALHS Band Monogram 4; District Music Contest J; National Band Con- test 4; President Senior Homeroom 211 4; Senior Student Council 2; Treasurer June ' 35 Senior Class 6. MARY A. HOLLINGS WORTH, Park Avenue— ALHS Band Monogram 4, 6; All- City Music Festival 6; Baccalaureate and Commencement Committee Chairman June ' 35 Senior Class 6; College Entrance Club 4; Debate Club 5; Deutsche lesellschaf t ; Hilarities 3. 5; International Relations Club 6; I a Curie Science Club 4, 5, 6; President 5; National Band Contest in Woodwind Trio, Concert and Marching Band 4 ; District Music Contest 4, 6. LOIS LORRAINE HUTCHINS. Junior High, Valley Junction. Iowa— Art Club 5j Senior Home Economics Club 5; Life Saving Club 4, 5; National Band Contest 4; " The Boomerang " 6. ALFRED KING. Howe LHS Band Monogram 5; Life Saving Club 4, 5; Na- tional Band Contest 4 ; " The Boomerang " 6. ELEANOR V. KINNEY. Howe. EVELYN RUTH KLEINLEIN. Washington Art Cub 5, 6; Internationa] Re- lations Club 6. ALBERT WAYNE LEE. dimming, Iowa — Editor School Page of the Merchants Messenger 6; Journalism Monogram 6: N. S. P. A. at Kansas City 5; Photo- graphic Editor the June ' 35 Senior Railsplitter 6; Senior Homeroom 20! President 2, 3, 6. JAMES McAFEE, Park Avenue. LOUISE McDANIEL. Watts. 4, 6. JOHN MASOLINI. Mason City. Iowa -Baseball Team EVA JO MASON. Park Avenue ALHS Band Monogram 6; All-City Senior Mu-lent Council Conference 5; All-City Music Festival 6; District Music Contest 2; Col- lege Entrance Club 4; Drake Clinic 6; Hilarities 3, 5; I a Curie Science Club 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; May Fete 2; National Band Contest 4; Secretary June ' 35 Senior Class 6; Senior Student Council 2, 3, 5; Science Convention 4; Tennis Club 6; Thespian Dramatic Club 1, 2. FRANCIS PATRICK MAURO, Howe -ALHS Journalism Monogram 5, 6; Assist- ant Circulation Manager The Railsplitter 4; Associate Editor The Railsplitter 6; Assembly Committee 5, 6; Circulation Manager The Railsplitter 5; Drake Clinic 6; Editor the June ' 35 Senior Railsplitter 6; Creek Club 1; Honorable Mention News Writing and Editing Medill Press Convention 6; Medill Press Convention, North- western University 6; National Scholastic Press Association Convention, Kansas City 4; President Senior Homeroom 220 3; Senior Student Council 6. DES MOINES, IOWA • JUNE, 1935 HENRY L. MERKEL, JR., Park Avenue. FRANCIS H. MOORE. Howe. VIRGINIA MORGAN, Parker. South Dakota. PHYLLIS M. MORRIS. North High G, A. A 5j Hilaiit... |, 5; Interiiatinii.il Day Committee Chairman of June ' 35 Senior Class 6; Nurses ' Office Staff 3, 4, 5, 6; President 6. COLLEEN VIRGINIA MYERS. Park Avenue Hilarities 1. 3, 5; President Senior Homeroom 235 2; Sub-diatrict Music Contest 2, 4; " The Boomerang " 6; Thespian Dramatic Club I, 2. LENORE MURROW. Norwalk, Iowa. D. MARTIN NEAL, Elm Grove -Baseball Team 2, 4; Know Bet Moinea Club 1, 2. 3; La Curie Science Cluh 1, 2; Senior Student Council 6. MAURICE E. NELSON. North High-La d Club ♦udent Council NILE W. OLDHAM. Jefferson AL Football Monogram ; alms Football Monogram 5; alms Baseball Monogram 4, 6; Art Cluh 1; Baseball Team 4, 6; Football Team 3, 5; President Senior Homeroom 235 6; DOROTHY SUE PARKS. Park Ave- nue- ALUS Hand Monogram 2; Dis- trict Music Contest 4; Hilarities 1, 3. 5; National Band Contest 4; Sen- ior Student Council 3 ; Service Or- chestra 1, 2, 3, 4. 1 Ik m V fv! a few |p 1 RENA MARY PASINELLI, St. Anthony Senior Some Economic! Clnb CLARA E. PATTERSON. Maple Grove All-City Student Council Conference S; Co-chairman Class Day Committee June ' 35; Senior Class 6; Hilarities 5; La Curie Science CUlb 6; National Honor Society 5. 6; " Smilin ' Through " 4; Senior Student Council 5; The-pian Dramatic Club 1, 2. WINIFRED MARTHA PELKEY. Howe. FANNIE C. PELLEGRI NO. Howe. DON S. PILMER. Maple Grove President Senior Homeroom 232 4; Senior Stu- dent Council 3 ; " Smilin ' Through " 4. AUDREY L. POTTS. Maple Grove Advertising Manager the June ' 35 Senior Railsplitter 6; Advertising Manager The Railsplitter 6; La Curie Science Club 4; May Fete 2; Senior Student Council 2, 6; Science Convention 4; " The Boomer- ang " 6. DOROTHY RAPLINGER. Maple Grove Thespian Dramatic Club 1, 2. FEROL P. ROUTHE, West High Art Club 3. 6. DONALD J. SANDIN. Warren Harding President Senior Homeroom ' i3 6. DOLORES M. SALTZMAN. St. Anthony Sub-district Musk Contest 4; Hilarities 3, 5 ; Home Economics Club 4. The Senior Railsplitter 1, 5; I nternational Relations Club 6; Society 5. 6; Nurses ' Office Staff 4; String Ensemble District Content 2; Thespian Dramatic Club 1, 2. ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL ROBERT REED SCHARNWEBER, Woodrow Wilson Junior High AL Foot- ball Monogram 1; ALUS Football Monogram 3, 5; Baseball 4; College Entrance Club 4; Football 1, 3, 5; National Honor Society 6; Senior Student Council 5, 6; Chairman Halls Committee 5, 6; Track Team 2; Vice President June ' 35 Senior Clasa 6. ELLIS H. SHELDON. North High A L Football Monogram 3; Football Team . ; [nternational Relation Club 6; Life Saving Club 3, 4, 5, 6. EDNA MAE FLATT SHOLES. Howe. RONALD SHERFY, Nora Springs. Iowa President Senior Homeroom 215 6. MAXINE WANDA SOHN. East High -G. A. A. 1. 2. 3, 4. 5. 6; G. A. A. Numeral 3; G.A.A. Monogram 4; I nternational Relation- Club 6; Sports Club I, 2, 3, 4; May Fete 2; " The Boomerang " 6; Thespian Dramatic Club 2; President Home- room 215 5. ROSA MARIA SPOSETO. Howe G .A. A. 1. 2, 3, 4. 5, 6; C. A. A. Numeral 3; G. A. A. Monogram 4; International Relations Club 6; Sports Club 1, 2. 3. 4; May Fete 2; " The Boomerang " 6; Thes- pian Dramatic Club 2. EVELYN CHARLOTTE STADY. Park Avenue— ALHS Music Monogram 2; ALHS Vocal Monogram 6; All- City Mu.ir Festival 6; All-City Senior Student Coun- cil Conference 5; Co- Chairman Banquet Committee June ' 35 Senior Class 6; College Entrance Club 4; District Music Contest (Harp Solo) 2; Extra Curricu- lar Editor The June ' 35 Senior Railsplitter 6; Hilarities La Curie Science Club 5. 6; May Fete 2; National Honor Senior Student Council 5; State Music (Harp) Contest 2; Sub-distiut UttttC Contest (Glee Crab) 4; (Vocal Solo) 6; ETHEL MAE STEWART. Maple Grove. FLORENCE FAY STIRLING. Jefferson— College Entrance Club. 4; Co-chairman Finance Committee June ' 35 Senior Class 6; La Curie Science Club 5, 6; Thes- pian Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3. MARGARET STOREY, Park Avenue National Band Contest 4; (.. A. A. 5. CLARENCE E. THOMPSON. Elm Grove La Curie Science Club 1. ROBERT L. TILLOTSON. North High- AL Basketball Monogram 3, 5; AL Football Monogram 5; ALHS Baseball Monogram 6; Basketball Team 3, 5; Base- ball Team 6; Co-chairman Baccalaureate Committee June ' 35 Senior Class 6; Football Team 5; Senior Student Council 6; " The Boomerang " 6; Track Team 4. EARL W. TOULOUSE. Park Avenue — Baseball Team 4; Exchange Editor and Librarian The Railsplitter and the June 1935 Senior Railsplitter 6. PAUL TRIPE. Maple Grove. NEOLA E. TURN IPSEED, Indianola. Iowa G. A. A. 1 MARY JOAN VITO. St. Anthony— Art Club 2. 3. 4; C. A. A. 1 Economics Club J, 3, 4; Know Des Moines Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Club 4. 2, 3. 4, 5 J Home La Curie Science RUTH WENGER. Park Avenue All City Senior Student Council Conference 6; (1. A. A. 5, 6; La Curie Science Club 3, 4. 5, 6; Life Saving Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Senior Student Council 5, 6; Tennis Team 6; Tennis Club 6; Thespian Dramatic Club I, 2. EILEEN WOOD. Maple Grove— Life Saving Club 1. 2, 3. 4; Senior Art Club 6. RUTH Z WERLEIN. McKinley— G. A. A. 1; Deutsche Gesellschaft 2; Home Eco- nomics Club 2. 12 DES MOINES, IOWA JUNE, 1935 The Senior Railsplitter National Honor Society of secondary schools . . . established last quarter century by high school principals . . . Abraham Lincoln High Chapter No 561 established April IS, 1927, with 10 members . . . Odessa Farley first councilor ... 13 members today. Left to rifjht, back row: Odessa Karley, councilor; Doris Barr, Glenn Ellenwood, treasurer; Henry Buccello, Earle Canfield, Robert Scharnweber, Robert Worthington, Evelyn Stady, secretary; Jessie An ler en. Front row: Robert Lusk, Lester Kissinger, president; Clara Patterson, John (iillotti, vice president; Harry X. (amp, Jr. homeroom . . . today ' s senior council numbering 34 members. Left to right, back row: Maxine Crowell, Maxine Martz, James Louberto, Mary Kini, William Bowman, C, race Clessner Martin Xeal, Itculah Hutchings, Clifford Hodge. Max Shelton, Robert Scharnweber, vice president; Aaron C. Hutchens, councilor; Robert Worth ington, treasurer; Charles I ' ilmer. Robert Tillotson. . . Second row: Ruth NVenger, secretary; Hetty Tain, Ignore Lenhart, Horcnce Devin. Mary Jane Rogerson. Mabel lleattie, Caroline Munyon, (irace Coburn, John (iillotti. _ _ . , _ _ , . „ e . ,, Front row: Philip Klett, Leonard Love, William Downey, president; James Dalton. Rex F eight, (renevieve Stubbs. Henry Buccello. Shelby Alward, Frank Mauro. 13 The Senior Railsplitter ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL Extra-curricular activities today develop leadership . . . Lincoln ' s 32 clubs, represented by club presidents, pictured left to right, back row : Joyce Lydon, liird Club; Nellie Spragg, Scribblers Club; Carol Newbanks, Tuesday Activity; Alice Burrowes, Tuesday Travel Club; Glenn Ellenwood, Art Club; Jessie Andersen, G. A. A.; Florence Styles, Library Staff; Phyllis Morris, Nurse ' s Staff. Front row: Richard Franklin, Thursday Travel Club; Raymond King, Junior Council; Donald She. Basketball; John Dillotti, La Curie Science; Helen I e Vail. English Club; Nile Oldham, Senior Hi V; Lestef Bistinger, Honor Society; William Downey, Senior Coun- cil; Robert Eaton, Toy Club. Education . . . continuous growth ... A group of Lincoln ' s prospective January, 1936, graduates. Fourth row: Charlotte Dixon, Mary MeKowen, Tosephine Mortale, Sara Westergaard, Virginia Myers, Jean Robinson, Reulah Hutchings, Don. IJittle, Rose (ieinell, Ha el Martin, Mabelle lirown, Martha Harmon, William Bowman, Harry Camp, Jr., Earl Short. Third row: Dorothy Weidemar, Grace Eosh, Doris Spragg, Ruth Ellis, Margaret Thomas, Mary Jane Rogerson, Horence Stylo, !• ranees Giudicessi, Sarah Mason, Sadie Mazza, Maxine Martz, Violet Quentin, Oliver Eppright, Henry Ihiccello. Second row: Glenn Martin, William Lucas, Charles Parker, Juanita Pettit, Clyde Ellis, William Mason, John Gtllotti, Herbert Gunson, Thomaa I KYoung. Front row: Bonnie Thornton, Coleen Cherry. 14 D E $ MOINES, IOWA • JUNE, 1935 The Senior Railsplitter Kailsplitter publications ' creators . . . English class motivated first regular Railsplitter May, 1925, under Bess B. Ballantyne . . . Today ' s 10-year-old Railsplitter rates first class in the nation . . . one of eight superior ratings in Iowa . . . First Senior kailsplitter booklet published January, 1932, under Editor John McCormick. Left to right I Michael Graziano, circulation manager; Evelyn Study, extra-curricular editor; Wayne Lee, picture editor; Audrey PottS, advertising manager; Grace Coburn, associate editor; Albert Graziano, business manager; Frank Mauro, editor; (ilenn Ellenwood. artitt; Stuart Ceil. IpOftB editor (not pictured). National secondary school journalism, in its teen age . . . striding with youth . . . First Lincoln class organized September, 1925 . . . Fifteen students with Iduna Bertel, instructor ... a portion of today ' s unit. Ufi to right, back row: June Eilbert, Mary McKowen, Louise Mc Daniel. Mary Jane Rogerson, Thomas DeYoung, Margaret Storey, Clyde Klli-. Phyllis Morris, Martin Xeal. William Lucas. Stuart Ceil, Harry (amp, Jr.. rrancis Moore, Karl I oulouse, Albert .ra i.i... I ' .n..... i :i I I ofiti H-.rrU tnlr.v roll-. ( lin»t Armstrong. lyue imiis, rnyius . iorn , . iarun . cai, niuwui i , u.u»., A« ■ J » ' ' iauo, lolm Cil ' lotti, Clenn Kllenwood, Koran Harris, Audrey Potts. ( hristy Armstrong. Third row: (Irace Losh, Charlotte Dixon. Bonnie Thornton, Lucille Allen, Mary Fini, Helen Clew. Dolores Salt man, Dorothy Parks. Hazel Martin, Dorothy Clark, Sara Westergaard, Lela Halzer, Jean Kobmson, Kenneth look, Charles I arker. Second row: Frances Hogard, Elsie Pento, Ruth Ellis, Peulah Hutchings, Sadie Mazza. Sara Mason. Eileen Wood. Mary Corla, Winifred Pelkey, Evelyn Mady. Margaret Thomas, Esther Mary Prannen, director of journalism; Maurice Nelson, James Dalton, Robert Pur- gtS9, Herbert Gunson, Max Shelton. First row Wayne Kee. Oliver Eppright. Michael Craziano, Crace Coburn, Frances Giudicessi, Fay Stirling, Maurice Graziano, Ivyl Cox, Henry Buccello, Martha Harmon, Michael Falbo, John Masolini, Frank Mauro. 15 Art. old as time . . . Public School Art instruction in cities in 1885 . . . Lincoln ' s first semester class under {Catherine M. Walker, with five divisions of art. Today ' s classes number 158 . . . International, Lincoln ' s youngest club . . . Ex- pressive of 300 years of public school goodwill education. Reading from left to right, back rote: Iola B. Qttigley, international councilor; Rosa Sposeto, Kvelyn Kleinlein, Mary Gorla, Katherinc Miller, Betty Mcl ' aw. Clara Torri, Rose Procopio, Ellis Sheldon, Mary Hollinusworth, llortcn.se (as.viy, Kvelyn Stady, Kathleen Davis Nadine Peterson, Harriette Johnson, Jcanettc Lewis, art councilor. Second row: Mando Tonini, John Gillotti, vice-president; Mildred Holmes, Petty Tarn, secretary; (Jlenn Ellenwood, art president; Lester Bissinger, treasurer; Elsie Trindle, vice-president, art; Theres • Procopio, secretary; William Downey, president; Dorothy Kent, Genevieve Stubbe, David Irwin, Jessie Andersen, in front. Lincoln ' s library started with a librarian, Alice Story, and no library . . . Second semester library in 221 . . . Lincoln ' s second year a permanent library and librarian . . . Today ' s library staffed by ten members. Left to right, hack row: Dorothy Stevens, vice-president; Ruth Matson, Marie Harbert, Pauline Puhrer, Jessie Andersen, Doris Barr, Kuth DeVall. Front row: Winifred Linguist, librarian; Florence Styles, president; Lenore Lenhart, Caroline Munyon, secretary. 16 DES MOINES, IOWA • JUNE, 1935 The Senior Railsplitter mm m K. Hand . Pollard. . National music established by Director Lowell Mason, 1832 . . . Lincoln ' s first band organized by Warren Today ' s band a smartly organized, uniformed unit of 63 . . . under the baton of Frederick E. Engel. Alto Saxophme: Raymond Phillips, and James Wilhite. Baritones: Lloyd Hurnstedt, Alfred King, and Harold W hicker. Bass Horn: Robert Adamson, F.arle Canrield, manager; Raymond (iarlick, Bass Saxophone : Joseph Flatt. Bassoons : Robert Lusk, and Margaret Locke. Lester Hughei id Robert Willi- Clarinets: Robert Camp. Charlei Celsi, Clifford Fisher. Mary Hollingsworth, librarian; John Knight, Jeanette Larson, Richard Marnette, Wayne ferryman, Margaret McCullough, Arlene rolen, Harold Silcott, Gertrude Timmons, Howard Warrell, Francis Warren and Raymond Kent, Vernon Robbins Jack Shrader, Mary Shretfler, Loran Renda, Donald Williams ( r nets: Shelby Alward, Warren Cassel, Jean Clingan, secretary Smith, ana Robert Thomas. I ' lutcs: Lester Kissinger, Craee Coburn, assistant librarian: Raymond King, Marjorie Miller, and Carmella Horns: Richard Christian, Raymond (ialenbeck, Alma Jeati Haigh, Elgin llite, and Marion King. Percussion: Mildred Hlakely, Maxine Crowell, Robert Frank, James Kelley, Earl Kunath, and Virginia Wolfkill. String Bass: Millard Kent, and Alice Armel. Tenor Saxophone : Henry Huccello, property manager; Russell Mote. Trombone: James Cassel, Clifford Deaton, Quentin Johnson, Eva Jo Mason, Charles Pilmer, Harry Ritchie, and Melba Wat Science 3,000 years old . . . 300 years in American public high schools . . . Lincoln ' s first semester class taught by Frances Nelson Wherry with 167 members . . . Today ' s classes number 133 senior science, 200 junior science. Left t0 fight, back row: A. Godfrey Siverson, councilor; Marie Comiskey, Karl Ftsk, Dorothy Clark, Loran Smith. Second w: Rose- Procopio, Elsie Trindle, Thercsc Procopio, Ruth Wenger. secretary; Mary Hollingsworth, Evelyn Stady, Ruth DeVall, Fay Stirling, Florence Styles, Maxine Malta. Front row: (Jlenn Ellenwood, vice-president; Frank Cillotti, Mando Tonini, Lester Kissinger, Maxine Moon, Clara Patterson, David Irwin, John (iillotti, president; Herbert A. Crabau. councilor. In front: Frances Giudicessi and Charles Pilmer. ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL junior Character Commission with 25 members is an outgrowth of Senior Character Gwnmission . . . Junior Student Council ' s 25 members are an outgrowth of Junior Character Commission . . . Winnina E. Brownson, com- mission councilor from its establishment. council presid ft to riuht back rozc : David Emery, council vice-president; Raymond King, council president; junior council; Kenneth Kottmeier, Howard Trent, council treasurer: Robert Eaton, Ralph K ' lthrvn VuffUStine, Lorabelle Brooks, Alice Burrowes, t ranees ileoxson, council secretary; character secretary; Marv Moon. Winnina E. Brownson, councilor for character Commission; Third row: Arthur After, Lyle Ledlie, Donald Slye, Clara Barber, .Mary Palmer, Geneva Neal. Character COmmi-ion ; Betty Jane Davis, Eileen McMillan, Shirley I olle t Second row: John Zeroni, I - rank ..annobule, James Prunty, bam Gillotti, Jack Shreffler, Carole Medium. Marguerite Civitate. Front row: Harold Nelson, James Palmer, Robert hiteley, Marguerite A. C. Hutchens, councilor for Figg, character vice president; Louise Morris, Dorothy Malloy, Katherine Sciachitano. Mary Jean Calvert, president Dwayne Stebbins, George Brownbridge, Junior choral is an outgrowth of senior choral work . Betty Av S MT y Jmn Co Ruth Leopold, Dons Polen, Alberta ( )verhol er Mau ella . Lincoln ' s 62 singers include : Genevieve Upton, Marv Alice Genovese, Betty Adamson, Gertrude Gouka Norma Ferrari, Grace Giudicessi. First row: Maxine Rummans, Marian Durant, Rowena Camphe Brown, Bonze Custer, Mildred Haney, Audrey Morris, Prances Haney, Thelma Clark, Oliver Huxford. Raymond, Lillian Ham " ely, Marcella Cherry, Constance Zapata, Anita Thompson, Faye Helen Paige, Lucilie Berry, Mildred McCormick. IS DES MOINES, IOWA JUNE, 1935 The Senior Railsplitter Sprightly Chorals . . . quarter of a century old . . . Lincoln ' s mixed second semester, January-June, ' 24 . . . Mrs. Anne Hall, director . chorus includes 75 songbirds. introduced Today ' s senior ch. Left to right, back row: Karl Kunatli, Harry Ritchie. Charles Parker, Robert Adamson, Rdoerf Adams, Carle Can- field, Robert Willey, Lester Conn, Raymond (larliek, Janus Kelley, Felix Pascnzzi, Eugene Crooks. Fourth roiv: Tack Shrader, Harold Hayes. Francis Warren, John Knight, Alfred Kin :, Lloyd Burnstedt, Edmond Kooii-, Jamei Cassel, Charles Pilmer. Wayne Willet Manley Howe, Millard Kent, Raymond (ialenbeck. Third row: (irace Oliver, Thelma Williams, Harriet Johnson. Dolores Salt man, Margaret McCullough, Lois Stickler, librarian; Ethel Tinlin, Maxim- Ray mond, Rosaling Brightman, (irace Coburn, Katlierine Burgess, Edna McC ' lintic, llernice Burgess. Second row: Viola Work, Margaret High- land, Katlnrine Manatt, Charhnc White, Gladys Manning, Eva Jo Mason, Dorothy Ogden, president; (irace Thomas, Maxine Crowell, Mary Hollingsworth, secretary; Evelyn Stady, Norma Walters, Frances ( iiudicessi. Front row: (lenevieve Stabbs. Betty Davis, Eva Higgins, Nadine Bierwirth, Mil dred r.i.ikcly, Adlaidc Simmons, Lil- lian Woodard, Alma Jane Hai h, Carmella Renda, Norma Waters. Tercentenary thoughts turn toward Lincoln ' s dramatics and their interesting development . . . first play presented on the Lincoln stage, " Six Who Pass While the Lentils Boil " . . . coached by Bess B. Ballantyne . . . Sefer Greene Westrope, first dramatic coach . . . established dramatic classes two years ago as part of regular curriculum. Under the direction of Dc Ette A. Gracey, the past year dramatic students have learned to develop their personalities; present characterizations; study the lives of persons; and study the history of the drama. Classroom work consists of reports on the theater, monologues, and play presentations. Among the senior students who contributed outstanding work in this field were Coleen Cherry, Richard Christian. Robert Frank, Maurice Graziano, Rosa Sposeto and Florence Styles. Plays produced the past semester took the form of assembly programs, public skits and a semester all-school play. " The Boomerang, " a three-act comedy by Victor Mapes and Winchell Smith, was the first all-school play to be presented under the direction of De Ette Gracey, Lincoln ' s new dramatic coach. The personnel of the cast included : Dr. Gerald Summer Robert Frank Marian Summer Mabel le Brown Emile Maurice Graziano Mrs. Woodbridge Coleen Cherry Budd Woodbridge Edward Brown Gertrude Ludlow Victoria Marino (irace Lyler Rosa Sposeto Virginia Zelvo Florence Styles Prestin De Witt Henry Buccello Harteley Elaine Ellerman Scenes : Act I The office of Dr. Summer. Early afternoon. Act II Home of Mrs. Woodbridge one month later. Act III Same. The next morning. Scene : The action takes place in a small town in the kitchen of the Abel home. The " Neighbors " are typically small town people and in the Thanksgiving atmosphere they are even more so. The next assembly program was presented before the Parent- Teacher Association on December 21, 1934, and later was given at the senior Christmas program. This cast included : Mrs. Davies Coleen Cherry Mr. Davies Edward Koons Buddy Craig Spaulding Virginia Victoria Marino Ned Gerald Tavenner Dick Robert Frank Kay Florence Styles Molly Pendleton Juanita Pettit Scene: The living room of the Davies home on the afternoon of December 24. Other public skit s included presentations of: " A Pair of Lunatics " George Fielding Robert Frank- Clara Manners Coleen Cherry Scene: In the club room of an insane asylum. The night of a big dance. " Stage Stkivk " Mamie Maxine Martz Adelaide Dorothy Gillespie Scene: On the street. Any afternoon. " Fish to Nuts " Straight Clara Patterson Nut Craig Spaulding Scene : Street. " The Neighbors, " by Zona Gale, was presented November, 1934, as a Thanksgiving assembly. The cast consisted of : Miz Abel Maxine Martz Inez Elaine Ellerman Peter Edward Koons Grandma Rosa Sposeto Miz Trott Maxine Sohn Miz Moran Doris Bittle Miz Ellsworth Charlene White Ezra Gerald Tavenner 10 " Mansions, " a serious one-act play by Hildegarde Flanner, was given as the last presentation of the semester on May 28, 1935, at the senior assembly and junior assembly. The cast was composed of : Harriet Wilde Rosa Sposeto Lydia Wilde Florence Styles Joe Wilde John Gillotti Scene: In a small town on the southern border of a middle western state near the Mason-Dixon line. Place : The living room of an old brick house. Time : Yesterday. Basketball . . . what would they have though ' , of it 300 years ago? Stars of today, squad of 30. !hi k raw. reading from left to right: Coach Arden I. McClain, Leno Chiesa, Maurice (Jraziano, Stuart Gei!, captain; William (ioodititf, and Donald Davis. FfOUi roWl Charlc I ' arkcr Jack Cleary, Howard Faust, Michael (iraziano, and Orvillc (Joens. BASKETBALL Kxtra curricular activities last half of the century included sports . . . Basketball started in Lincoln with four or five teams selected by weight, according to lames Sterret, coach . . . Today ' s basketball s( iiiad of 30 ranked second in city series. Under the coaching of Arden I. McClain, the Lynx basket- ball team showed some good work toward placing a high record for Lincoln High. This team has won eleven and lost five games throughout the season. The first game was against Guthrie Center, which the home boys won 35 to 16. The following game was played against Valley Junction on the Tiger ' s floor. This game was close, ending 25 to 20 for the Railsplitters. Coach McClains boys won the first city series affair from Kast by the score of 24 to 19. In the second city series game the Railsplitters downed the Roughriders for the second time in school history by the margin of 14 to 11. The most thrilling game the Sotlthsiders ever witnessed was at the Drake fieldhouse where North won the count by 27 to 25 in three overtime periods. In the second game with Guthrie Center the Railsplitters easily downed them by a 35 to 19 score. Meeting Valley June- 20 DES MOINES. IOWA JUNE, 1935 The Senior Railsplitter tion the second time, the Lynx came back strong to defeat the Tigers 28 to 19. The Railsplitters downed Knoxville 29 to 15 on the Knox- ville court. In the second game Lincoln downed Knoxville 29 to 15 on the Knoxville courts. In the second round of the city series affair, East came back strong to down the Kailsplitters by a margin of 24 to 16. McClain ' s hoys came out of the Roughrider game with the top side of a score of 35 to 23. In the second game with North the Railsplitters were downed by the Polar Bears with a margin of 18 to 16. The Lynx then traveled to Oskaloosa to be downed by a margin of 24 to 16. This was the first time that the Railsplitters were defeated by an out-of-town school in two years. In the sectional tournament Lincoln won from Mitchell vilk- and Ankeny. losing to North High by a margin of 14 to 11. Lincoln finished the season by downing (iuthrie Center, twice; Knoxville. twice; Valley Junction, twice; Hast, once; Roose- velt, twice; Oskaloosa. once; M itchellville. once; and losing to North, three times, and to Last and Oskaloosa, once each. TENNIS During the past season the tennis team, under the direction of Aaron C. Hutchens, showed good form. With the invita- tional meet at Oskaloosa on April 20, the tennis season was on its way. At this meet Lincoln placed second out of five schools, winning a third and fourth place in the singles. Bill Bowman, number one man, won third place and Roland Stebbins won fourth. The following week Oskaloosa came to Lincoln for a dual meet. In this meet Lincoln dow ned ( )skaloosa 4 to 2, winning two singles and two doubles matches; losing their number three and four singles matches. Bill Bowman and Chuck Parker, number one and two men. won their singles matches and paired up with Eugene Crook and William Gooding to win the doubles matches. Roosevelt t(x k Lincoln to town the next week on April 30. by a score of 5 to 1, Eugene Crook being the only Lincoln man to win. At the invitational meet held at Ames on May 11, the Lincoln team came through to place third out of 14 schools, in this way beating out all three of the other city schools. During the latter part of the season the team went against some stiff opj osition, losing to IVrrv, Mav 17. bv the score of 4 to 0 and to Fori Dodge, May 18, 5 to 1, Chuck Parker being the only player to win from his man. SWIMMING The swimming team, while having an unsuccessful season, mainly through ineligibilities, managed to get two city champ- ionships at mid-season. Max Shelton, through a disqualifica- tion, won the 40-yd. free style in 21.5. Jack Mains took the second championship in the 100-yd. back stroke in the time of 1.16. The second city meet was held at the end of the season in which Max Shelton won a second in the 100-yd. free style and William Downey won a second in the 200-yd. free style. A relay team composed of Bowman. Downey, Mains, and Shelton, took a third. Coach Graaff expects a most successful season next year as he loses but one letterman, Downey. Dan Harlow, Jim Kolls. and Jack Mains will hold up the backstroke end; David Emery, Wayne Merryman, Charles Mortale, Max Shelton, and Art Wilson will bear the brunt of the crawl; Clifford Fisher, Wayne Merryman. and Edward Tarr will do the breaststrok- ing ; the diving will be handled by Tony Renzo and Walter Virden. FOOTBALL James Sterrett, present principal of Warren Harding Junior High, states that football men turned out well for prac- tice in Lincoln ' s early days. " We went over the hill, which was unimproved for practice, as well, as on the campus " . . . Today ' s football field numbers 50 Lincoln men practicing. The 1934 football season opened with 60 boys reporting for the fall sport, including five lettermen of the past season who were: Don Davis, halfback; Robert Keefer, quarterback; Dick Locke, tackle; Robert Scharnweber, guard; Corwin Venn, half- back. Coach McClain hurriedly rounded his team into shape for the opening game with Perry High, September 15, 1934. The game ended in a scoreless tie. The next game scheduled was at Winterset. September 29, 1934, a night game. After a hard-fought battle the Kailsplitters brought home the bacon with the final score of 6 to 0. On the night of October 6, 1934, Lincoln met North High in Drake stadium for the start of the city series races. The smaller Lynx team staved off their heavier opponents for two grueling quarters but the weight and power of North finally proved superior and the game ended with Lincoln on the short end of the 25-0 count. Lincoln ' s second city series clash was with Roosevelt in a night game on Drake ' s field on October 12. 1934. Lincoln wore itself out in the first half and again weakened in the last two frames, consequently losing the contest 14 to 0. A second open date followed, after which Lincoln and East battled it out in Drake stadium on the evening of October 26, 1934. Once more, superior weight and power proved supreme, and the eighth Railsplitter lost the battle by a score of 19 to 0. The next week Lincoln traveled to Newton and because of the muddy gridiron and a streak of ill luck, dropped that game 12 to 6. The Railsplitters, not in very good humor after that string of defeats, and seeking revenge for the year before, visited Valley Junction High on the suburban field and came from behind to win the closing game of the season 13 to 6. The sound of the final gun marked the end of the prep foot- ball careers of Burton Crawford, Russel Gibbel, Robert Keefer, Dick Locke, Ralph Nelson, Corwin Venn, of the class of January, 1935. and Nile Oldham and Robert Scharnweber of the June, 1935, class. GOLF On a windy afternoon this spring, the Lincoln High golf team started its campaign to gain another high ranking in the city round-robin. Nine boys reported to A. C. Hutchens, Lincoln golf mentor. Days went by and they played in their first dual meet of the season, losing to Fort Dodge 7 l 2 to 4 l 2 they played Roosevelt in their sec- ond dual meet and came out on the short end of a 11 to 1 score ; North was next and Lincoln was victorious by the margin of 9 l 2 to 2 l 2 ; the next Saturday Fort Dodge again downed the Lincoln Sod Cutters to the count of 9 to 3. COACH Hl ' TCHKN ' S, Colfcr rp, D .. , . I he Kailsplitters have three mor e meets left, a dual meet with East High, the city and state medal tournaments, as this magazine goes to press. 21 The Senior Railsplitter ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL G. A. A. EUNICE M CRIPE Girls ' Athletic ( ouch G. A. A. is an organization to which every senior high girl automatically be- longs and Sports Club is a group of leaders of the G. A. A. Only girli who are vitallv interested in sports, tourna- ments and the improvement of the gym classes join this club. Some very interesting work has been achieved this last year in the Lincoln club. Girls have learned many new games in- cluding: tether ball, archery, ping-pong, shuffle board, hand tennis, ring tennis, and howling. WHAT FUN! Badminton, which came from Australia, caused much excite- ment in Europe when the Earl of Badminton engaged in the game. He received so much pleasure and enjoyment from the game, that the people named the game after the Karl. It is one of the best liked games played by Lincoln girls. WHAT! COFFKE CANS? The girls decided they would like to learn to play tarn ball which is played with tambourines but they had no tambourines. The brilliant Eunice M. Cripe, girls ' physical education instruc- tor, solved the problem by supplying each girl with an empty coffee can. Even though it wasn ' t the tambourine it was a good substitute. This game, which originated in Germany, was en- joyed by all who engaged in it. DARTS HIT THE SPOT! Konano. an Indian game, was played early in the fall of 1934, hi playing the game, wands, two bean bags joined to- gether with a ' bridge of canvas cloth two inches from each bag, are used. ■ ; ■ • . r Darts has also been played this year. It is similar to that of archery, only darts are thrown instead of shooting arrows and no bow is used as the player merely stands off at a distance and throws the dart at the target. Lincoln sports It didn ' t take 300 years to produce queens queens today ... , liUL . Helen Glew started her active sports ' career in 10th grade when she joined G. A. A. Since then she has received a num- eral, an L. G. A. monogram, an all-city monogram, a swimming monogram. This semester she received an added ring to her all-city monogram. This young sportswoman had the second highest number 01 points this year in G. A. A., receiving 1.723 points. Helen is an all-around girl athlete, her favorites being bad- minton, baseball and basketball. She is runner-up in the bad- minton tournament, losing by 3 points. Mary Fini came to Lincoln High from Jefferson elementary school, becoming active in sports when she joined the G. A. A. in 10th grade. Mary has received a numeral, L. G. A. mono- main, all -city monogram and this semester she received an added ring around her all-city monogram with 1,679 points in (,. A. A., rating third place in number. Mary is an excellent baseball player, playing on the Women ' s League team. This is her favorite sport. lessie P. A. Andersen entered Lincoln High in 1930 from West Country school. Jessie ' s sports. ' career began when she joined the G. A. A. in 10th grade. Since then, this energetic girl has received a numeral. L. ( . A. monogram, an all-city monogram, an added ring to her all- city monogram, and has received monograms in swimming and tennis. She belongs to National Honor Society. Jessie is an all-around girl athlete, more active in tennis than any other sport, with second choice, badminton. This sportswoman is the first girl in Lincoln High to receive 2.0(H) points in G. A. A. She is also winner of the Lincoln bad- minton tournament. COACH LOR A N EL GRAAFF i Su ' iwmiuft Mentor TRACK Track . . . few fellows turned out for track in Lincoln ' s early days. To- day Coach GraafT has 20 men training. Starting about March L 1935, the track squad of about 25 boys worked out in the gym under the supervision ol its new coach, Lorin H. GraafT. After about three weeks ' practice the candidates began to thin out, many in favor of golf, tennis, or baseball. In the city indoor meet, the DOFS took 16 points getting a second in the 24 lap (t wo-mile) relay, and thirds in the 16 lap ( 1 X A mik) and novice relays. The 12 lap (1 mile) and the 8 lap ( -mile) relays took fourths. Running on the two-mile team were Downey, Ellis, Madison, and Walden. In the next meet, the Valley Junction relays, the two-mile relay took fifth and were barely beaten by the fourth place team. In the Drake Relays the one-half mile team of Camp, Downey, Kllis, and WharfT took a fourth. In the district meet at Valley the tracksters took six points the one- fourth mile relay team placed second in their heat and the one-half mile team taking fourth. The one-fourth mile team consisted of Camp, Follwell. F. Gillotti, and Hamlin. In the district consolation meet the boys proved they did have something when they took 42 points for fourth A first and second were taken by the medley and two-mile relays, respectively. The one-half mile relay also took second. To make up the medlev team, Coach GraafT picked Davis Kllis, Foil- well and F. Gillotti — running one-fourth mile, one-half and 220 yards respectively. Davis and Downey took thirds in the indi- vidual one-fourth and one-half mile runs respectively. In the 100-vard dash Camp placed fourth, in the 220 Wharff took second, and a third place was taken by the one- fourth mile relay. ■ . « . . To show thev had improved since the city indoor they took 22 points in the outdoor meet. This can be compared to the 16 points in the indoor meet. The two-mile team took third and the medley-mile, one-half mile and one-fourth mile teams took fourths. . . Prospects for next vear ' s team look bright as seven ot the ten men receiving letters will be hack and some strong junior track men wil l be seniors next season. Those receiving mono- grams include: Camp, F. Davis. Downey. Kllis, Fiske, Follwell, F. Gillotti, Madison, Walden, and WharfT. All of these will return except Camp, Downey and ElltS. I une Ealbert of senior homeroom 135 lias been suc- cessful in keeping a perfect six-year record of attend- ance. June has attended only two schools, Lincoln and Home Elementary. Beginning at Lincoln in the 7B class iti 102 ( , June has succeeded in reaching her grad- uate year without heing absent or tardy. Next fall June plans to attend a commercial school, where site hopes to continue in her perfect attendance record. Incidentally, what an odd coincidence to he named June and graduating in June! ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SC HOOL Forums Inau Burated By N. H. Weeks Establishment of senior student forums, dovetail- ing with senior economics classes, was an innovation inaugurated by Nathan H. Weeks, principal, in Sep- tember, 1934. Principal Weeks Mates that these thirty forums each semester have been a success in interest- ing students to think upon current topics as applied to individual usefulness to the community, with 395 stu- dents participating weekly. The second innovation has been the high school broadcasts organized in Des Moines under the direc- tion of Lornun E. Watters, director of music educa- tion in the Des Moines public schools. Lincoln stu- dents have broadcast six times during this year, with final broadcast recorded. lime, 1935. senior ethics include wearing any ring correctly . . . particularly class rings. If the head of a knight is cut in the stone of a ring if a bird or animal is the decoration ... if init- ials, crest, or insignia are etched out or mounted on a circlet the ring is worn so that the decoration, insignia or initials are away from the wearer and toward the person gazing at the ring . . . therefore Lincoln High graduates wear their rings with the ALMS monogram away from the wearer. Lincoln Faculty Professional Leaders Tune, 1935, seniors are proud of the faculty who in- structed them. Among active leaders of professional units are included : Henrv Andersen, associate Scoutmaster. |. Russell Anderson. Lincoln representative to Des Moines Teachers ' Federation, 1935; second vice presi- dent hoard and member of executive hoard. Des Moines Teachers ' Federation, 1936-1938. Goldie Alcox Arnold, memher of. and advisory hoard memher of Des Moines Independent School District Credit Union, 1935-36. Esther Mary Brannen, I ' resident of the National Association of Journalism Directors of secondary schools. Mary E. Coffey, Lincoln representative to Des Moines Teachers ' Federation, 1935. Virginia Dewey, memher of Des Moines Secondary School Geography Course of Study Committee, 1935. Herhert A. Grahau, Des Moines Geographic Asso- ciation treasurer, r 2 1 -26, president 1926-28; president Tri State Club, Columbia University, 1929, vice presi- dent 1930, secretary-treasurer 1931; president of Des Moines Teachers ' Science Club, 1934-36; memher of Des Moines Science Textbook Committee, 1934-35; Des Moines School Master ' s Club, treasurer 1934-35. Louise Rhyno Hamilton, Lincoln representative to Des Moines Teachers ' Federation. The Most Successful Businesses are the Largest Users of Quality Printing FEDERAL PRINTING COMPANY COMPLETE PRINTING SERVICE Telephone 4-2566 • Des Moines ■ 215 Fourth Street DES MOINES, IOWA JUNE, 1935 The Senior Railsplitter Margaret M. McEniry, recording secretary of Des Moines Teachers ' Federation, 1033-35. Wm. S. Morgenthaler, secretary of the Iowa associa- tion of Industrial and Manual Arts teachers, 1931; Lincoln representative to Des Moines Teachers ' Feder- ation, 1935. Emily K. Scanlan, president central division of Teachers of English, 1929; president Des Moines English association, 1931-32; Des Moines delegate to the National Council of Teachers of English, 1934. A Godfrey Siverson, treasurer of the Des Moines Teachers ' Federation, 1932-36; supervisor of the Des Moines Independent School District Credit Union, 1933-36; junior councilor of the Iowa Junior Academy of Science, 1934-35; senior councilor of the Iowa Academy of Science, 1935-36; chairman of Des Moines Central and Physics Committees and memher of Biology Committee for selection of textbooks, 1934-35. Gladys Sutter, Lincoln representative to Des Moines Teachers ' Federation. Senior International Day on May 3, 1935, recalled that this senior- A day is original and distinctive to Lincoln High senior graduates. It was conceived by Lincoln ' s first graduating class in January, 1927. No other school in the country, to our knowledge, has this permanent senior day in its calendar. The Tercenten- ary history of Abraham Lincoln High School, says of Lincoln ' s International Day history: " As Lincoln High School began to reveal character and personality of its own, the students noted the con- trasting types of the several nationalities that entered our ' Hall of Learning. ' So it happened, at the sugges- tion of Delia Mae Arnold, that the first graduating class of Lincoln High School inaugurated International Day in this city. " Gifts for Graduation We suggest a smart new Elgin or Hamilton Wrist Watch. A Senior Ring or Pin. One of the many new and attractive items in Jewelry. A large selection from $1 to $5. Terms if desired. PLUMB JEWELRY STORE Sixth and Walnut Courteous Service ANDY AND BILL ' S MARKET Dial 4-551 I First Floor, City Market QUALITY ALWAYS We Deliver First Choice in Des Moines PERFECTLY PASTEURIZED MILK DAIRY COMPANY FOR HOME DELIVERY SERVICE CALL 3-6211 One glance at the deep cream line in a bottle of FIANN Perfectly Pasteurized MILK is proof of its EXTRA RICH- NESS. V taste convinces of its Superior Flavor . . . and the words " Perfectly Pasteurized " are assurance of its abso- lute Safety. FLYNN is the Preferred Milk In thousands of !) - Moines homes. 25 The Senior Railsplitter ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL Our Last Song Together (Sung to " A Perfect Day " — Carrie Jacobs-Bond) When we come to the end of our high school days And we find ' tis time that we part. Though zve go to live in our many ways, These years linger in every heart; Yet we feel very sad when we say adieu To friends and to teachers true, For our souls are dull though our lives arc neiv As we journey azvay from you. Though our eyes may be bright as we seek our fate — Though we view the future with tears — lf T c must thank our school as we graduate For all that it ' s done in past years. So we give our farewell to Maroon and Gold, The symbol of Lincoln High, Tor ' tis in new work that we are enrolled And zv e now must say goodbye. IT hen we have much hope and have visions, too, When our minds fill with pleasant thoughts Of the years ivc spent zealously with you — When the gate of success unlocks. Our thoughts will forever retain you near — Our hearts will have naught to fear — .v we pass from the halls of old Lincoln dear To new fields that may soon appear. Smart, Safe Travel Yellow Cab Co, Dial 3-1111 The Thinking Fellow Calls a Yellow CENTRAL ENGRAVING COMPANY ARTISTS DESIGNERS ILLUSTRATORS Manufacturing Photo Engravers Complete Printing Plate Service for College and High School Annuals Catalog • Booklet • Direct Mail • Magazine Dial 4-7833 DES MOINES, IOWA GRADUATES OF THE JUNE ' 35 CLASS We wish to express our sincere gratitude for your splendid patronage. SARWIN STUDIO 3I5 Kraft Building Dial 3-7236 26 DES MOINES, IOWA JUNE, 1935 The Senior Railsplitter The June 1935 Class History By Jessie P. A. Andersen The senior graduating class entered its high sch(x l life in June, 1 ( 32. In the ninth grade there were 204 students. There are 99 finishing today, this course of four years of hard work, coupled with unparalleled joy. The class, through the aid of willing instructors, is leaving the doors of Lincoln with high honors. Those who have had the courage to finish are indeed proud of their records, which are their foundation. In the course of the class activities at Lincoln, out- standing athletes have been produced. We all remem- ber Stuart Geil when basketball is mentioned, as he made the all-city team. Maurice Graziano, whose outstanding work has caused him to become the talk of basketball fans, also is recognized as well as Michael Graziano, and Robert Burgess. Football ! What is the first name to reach your ears ? Of course, Robert Scharnweber. Other footballers, however, include: Christy Armstrong, Rol ert Burgess, Maurice Graziano, Loran Harris, Nile Oldham, and Robert Tillotson. Spring ! Baseball ! Robert Tillotson ! Quite a com- bination! We also have Michael Graziano, Maurice Graziano and Nile Oldham to represent us in baseball. You have undoubtedly heard of William Downey ' s swimming and track record, and also of Ellis Sheldon ' s brilliant track record. But there are no June graduating boys on this year ' s tennis team. The girls claiming these honors are Jessie Andersen and Ruth Wenger. Several all-around girl athletes are in the June grad- uating class : Jessie Andersen, Mary Fini, Helen Glew and Ruth Wenger, representing Girls ' Athletic Asso- ciation. Musicians? Unnumbered! Lester Bissinger ' s flute, reached the city contest. We have Richard Christian, with his French horn; Grace Coburn, with her flute; Robert Frank, the unsurpassed drummer ; Raymond Galenbeck with his French horn, and Raymond Gar- lick, the prominent bass player. Elgin Flite, that great big, tall man, plays the French horn and Mary Hollingsworth, the excellent clarinet player, deserves recognition. Alfred King, the German band guide, makes the baritone sing. ' ' The Laughing Trombone " is the title deserved by Eva Jo Mason and her instrument. In the orchestra we have Albert Graziano, the violinist, who touches the heart strings of many girls. Other artists of this great class who excel include Glenn Kllenwood, whose name you see appearing on so many posters that hanjg in the Lincoln lialls, entered a A. I. B Building Modern business training for high school and college grad- uates. A. I. B. graduates are expertly trained young men and women, selected from the upper 40% of m ' gh school and college graduates throughout the state — the " cream " of character, personality and efficiency. Every county of Iowa is represented. These ambitious young men and women are specially quali- fied by natural ability plus A. I. B training for positions with the leading business institutions of Des Moines and Iowa. Write for A. I B. Yearbook. Select the A. I. B. as your school. You will always be proud of that distinction. AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS E. O. FENTON, President (Accredited ) Des Moines, Iowa Portraits for the Graduate Is a Specialized Part of Our Service STUDIO 420 Ninth St. Dial 4-0 1 09 27 COST, (gSGV 0 The Senior Railsplitter ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL drawing at Grinnett, Winning first place in the second division; Rose Sposeto, who sent a bust to the Des Moines public library. Again we mention Robert Frank, but this time for his brilliant work in the city oratorical contest. Coupled with this orator of the day is Doris Barr, whose bril- liant mind gave her an opportunity to represent Lin- coln in the extemporaneous contest this spring. Editors and journalists! Yes, we have them. Who? Frank Mauro Editor Senior Railsplitter Circulation Manager, Assistant Editor regular Railsplitter Grace Coburn, Associate Editor Senior Railsplitter Mary Kini. Sports Editor Greenhorn issue Stuart Geil, Sports Editor both publications Helen Glew, Sports Editor Greenhorn issue Albert Graziano. Business Manager Senior Railsplitter Maurice Graziano, Assistant Sports Editor both publications Evelyn Stady, Extra Curricular Senior Railsplitter Wayne Lee, Picture Editor both publications Michael Graziano, Circulation Manager Senior Railsplitter Leadership ! Yes, we have leaders, too. Lester Bissinger is president of Lincoln High chapter of Na- tional Honor Society of secondary schools; William Downey, president of Senior Student Council and the International Understanding cluh; Stuart Geil, presi- dent of the June, 1935, graduating class. Other June leaders include: Eva Jo Mason, senior class secretary; Robert Scharnweber is vice president oi both senior student council and senior graduating class; Kvelvn Stady is senior class secretary; and Ruth Wenger, senior council secretary. Everyone in Lincoln has experienced at some time the unfailing service of the library statT. Poor girls are now leaving this service unit, including Jessie Andersen, Doris Rarr, Pauline Buhrer, and Marie Harbert. What will he left of the Lincoln chapter of National Honor Society when Jessie Andersen, Doris Barr, Lester Kissinger, ( ilenn Kllenwood, Clara Patterson, Evelyn Stady, and Robert Scharnweber leave? Xot much recognition is given those shop and stage hands who are always willing to give their services, so here ' s final praise to Everett Allison and Stuart Geil. Two girls always assisting J. R. Anderson in the business department deserve acknowledgment. They are Pauline Buhrer and Louise McDaniel. Hilarities! Without Raymond ( ialenheck where would we have been? We had the old trusties to hack us also, in Lucille Allen, Marguerite Bender, Robert Frank. Grace Glessner, Dorothy Parks, Albert Grazi- ano, and Phyllis Morris. " Boomerang " ! Remember Robert Frank? The June class was represented by Llaine Ellerman, Maurice (ira iano, Alfred King, Colleen Myers, Audrey Potts, and Rose Sposeto. WHITE EAGLE SERVICE STATION " Stop and gas with Gene and Merr " 3406 S. W. 9th St. KEHM ' S- For Fl„u er Alway a Lincoln Bootter Stor« : 9th Walnut Cwh oii e t K. 1 5th (»rand DIAL 3-5276 THE NATIONAL LIFE COMPANY Des Moines, Iowa — extends its sincere congratulations to the gradu- ating class of Abraham Lincoln High School and with your best interest in mind, offers this one suggestion: You cannot learn too early what a tremendous aid Life Insurance can be in facing your new obli- gations. It would be very wise indeed if you were to set apart some of the money earned in your first " job " for investment in your first life insurance policy. 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H offer, Jan., ' 27; Joseph J. Pe- tosa, June, ' 28, attorney. Their professional cards ap- pear in the advertisement on this page. Queal Lumber Company TWO BIG YARDS You can build or repair on deferred payments, if you choose DIAMONDS — WATCHES — JEWELRY if Class Rings TKc EjN Gradua ' tion mB W weieRS y Gifts Large Stock To Select From 0 J J BITTLL. JOEL ELBITTLE. LS THIRD FI.OOI , IMO S OLOtt. OS B MOlNlf For Letter Work call on WORK LETTER SERVICE 308-10 S. L. Bldg. 4-4726 Multigraphing Addressing Mimeographing Mailing QUALITY J EWELRY SINCE 1871 JOSEPH ' S Sixth at Locust Des Moines The Senior Railsplitter Jacobson DAIRY MAID Vanilla, Maple Nut and Cherry Flavors Made in Des Moines Northwestern Candy Company DR. JAMES S. HOFFER, Jan., ' 27 Dentist 603 Iowa National Bank Bldg. Dial 4-4510 JOSEPH J. PETOSA, June, ' 28 ATTORN EY-AT-LAW 715 Bankers Trust Bldg. Dial 4-4822 HOWARD W. 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One copy of the completed history has been placed in the files of the state historical department; a second copy is filed with the State Tercentenary Committee; while the third copy lias been placed in the Lincoln library. The committee states in the " Plan of The History " that: " In preparing a school history and attempting to hold the length to 3,000 words, we found it necessary to make selection from the many possible subjects that might be treated. " Our method of selection has been to choose from those activities in our high school the ones that seem to us to represent our particular school and to present these in chapter treatment. " Those activities that we feel are common to the greater number of Iowa secondary schools, we have presented in the form of paragraph descriptions or in graphs and chart s. " Today ' s high school building, and the ideals it en- closes, was not even a dream, 300 years ago. But today, Nathan H. Weeks states in the pamphlet " History of Abraham Lincoln High School ' that: " Twelve years ago a hope, long held by the people of the south part of the city, became a reality. A new school opened its doors to the students of the district. 700 students took advantage of this opportunity to enroll in Lincoln junior high. ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL " In the twelve years since, the school has grown to include the Lincoln senior high; its members have in- creased to 1,700; 1,100 students have completed the course and received their diplomas of graduation. " During the years of its history Abraham Lincoln 1 1 igh School has tried to fill its place in the community by offering to young persons the opportunity, through its varied curriculum and its extra-curricular program, of a wide experience to fit them for fuller living in the years ahead. So does this school attempt to fill its place in the building up of our community. " Call 3-5251 for Educational Materials, Teachers ' Aids, Books and Entertainment Plays " Prompt Delivery Service " Holley School Supply Company 100-102 East Grand Avenue Des Moines, Iowa HONESTLY You Should Be in WALK-OVER SHOES 614 Walnut St. Expert Prompt Best Quality Workmanship Service Materials PARK AVENUE SHOE SHOP FRED LUCIA, Manager A satisfied customer is our best advertisement 3204 S. W. Ninth St. FACTORY FUR SERVICE Hygro-Cold Storage, Cleaning, Repairing COWNIE ' S 510 Market St. ELECTRICITY IS CHEAP IN DES MOINES... USE IT 30 DES MOINES, IOWA JUNE, 1935 The Senior Railsplitter The Creation of Lincoln High June seniors walk out of a high school building which was created in the minds of Des Moines men when bonds to pay for the building of Abraham Lincoln High School were voted on March 18, 1918. According to the Lincoln High Tercentenary His- tory, " Samuel Bell bought the land from the govern- ment in the early fifties. When it was purchased for the high school most of it belonged to his daughter, Mrs. Rachel Mosier, although there is a list of some half dozen owners besides. It was condemned for school purposes in 1919, costing the school district $49,280.80, including appraiser ' s fees and cost of con- demnation. " Work was started on October 7, 1921. The archi- tectural work was given to Proudfoot, Bird and Raw- son ; the general contract to J. E. Lovejoy; and the heating and plumbing contract went to the Van Dyke Heating and Plumbing Co. The cost of the building was $775,492.25 ; fixtures and furnishings increased it to a grand total of $949,754.95. " The ceremonies that marked the laying of the cornerstone of the Abraham Lincoln High School, Monday, May 16, 1922, were very impressive. J. W. Studebaker, the superintendent of schools, made a brief address, after which he spread the mortar and helped put the cornerstone in place. Mrs. G. Mac- Kinnon, former president of the board of education, who was largely responsible for the school in South Des Moines helped Superintendent Studebaker. ( )ne of the interested spectators at the laving of the corner- stone was Mrs. C. A. Mosier, pioneer resident of Des Moines. " Rev. Mr. S. C. Wadding, J. Z. Benson, and Mrs. Bert McKee were on the program. Students from the schools, contributing to the new high school, sang patriotic songs. The trowel which was used for the laying of the mortar was given Mrs. Bert McKee. " The dedication of the school took place Sunday, March 9, 1924, at 3:00 p. m., in the school auditorium, in the presence of about 2,000 persons. Superintendent Studebaker presided. " Rev. Mr. C. S. Medbury of the University Church of Girist made the address. He put the life of Lincoln before the students as an example of industry, integ- rity, and perseverance. " I . B. SherrirT, member of the building committee, made the presentation and dedication speech. Mrs. R. J. Bennett, president of the Abraham Lincoln High School Parent-Teacher Association, responded for the community, and Thelma Andrews for the students. Rev. Mr. S. C. Wadding of the Park Avenue Presby- terian church, pronounced the invocation and the Rev. Mr. E. H. Reeman, of the Church of The Open Bible, the benediction. " Appropriate music was furnished by Tyne M. Buck and the North Des Moines High School orches- tra. Alfred H. Smith, director of music education in the Des Moines public schools, led community singing. " 31 A Good Place to Trade Dial 3-7431 Remember, it ' s the G. L. M. S. LEVINE MEN ' S CLOTHING AND SHOES 202 7th St., South of Walnut Des Moines, Iowa For Safety . . . For Economy Ride the Street Cars Every Day DES MOINES RAILWAY COMPANY 1301 GRAND AVE. CASCADE PHONE DIAL 3-1181 Launderera — Dry Cleaneri IT ' S PERFECT Our Home-Made ! •« ' Oram F. A. GRAVES DRUG CO. :i2l I 8. W. 9th Dial 1-7. 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