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

 - Class of 1936

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It INTEGRITY... V Honesty Completeness Uprightness Entirety 8 SENIOR RAILSPLITTER June 1936 The Legacy of the Great Lincoln Integrity In Government ■ In Politics In Business • In School In Life P ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL Des Moines, Iowa Abraham Lincoln High School BACCALAUREATE SERVICE Abraham Lincoln High School SUNDAY, MAY 31, 1936, 4 P. M. MUSIC PROGRAM Orchestral Prelude Andante and Gavotte Dasch To Spring Grieg Processional June 1936 Graduates Piano Solo Fantasia in C Minor Mozart George Trissel Violin Solo yt, Berceuse — from the opera " J oce ' y n " Godard f Felix Pascuzzi y f A Capella Choir X The Day of Judgment Arkhangelsky v Salvation Is Created Teschesnokoff Landsighting Grieg « Frederick E. Engel, Director JL Recessional JL v it graduating exercises if V Abraham Lincoln High School y V Lincoln High Auditorium v V£ THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 4, 1936, 7:45 P. M. J V PROGRAM Jj£ Band Concert Lincoln High School Band £ 1 1 Frederick E. Engel, Director u y£ The Purple Carnival .4 on y Southern Rhapsody Hosmer y f v Grand March University Goldman y£ Processional Band y Invocation Rev. Cornelius C. Lalley Address Dr. D. W. Morehouse |jT Presentation of Diplomas . . Craig T. Wright, Member Board of Education j f Recessional Band M (The audience is requested to remain seated until all graduates have received jr V their diplomas and the recessional is over.) V yy vj The June ' 36 Senior Qlass Events First Senior Meeting . . . February 26, 1936 Baccalaureate Service . . . May 31, 1936 First Senior Class Get-Together Senior Banquet, Younkers Tea Room March 31, 1936 June 1, 1936 Senior Informal Dance . . April 24, 1936 June Class Day June 3, 1936 Senior Parent Party . . . May 1, 1936 Class Day Picnic .... June 3, 1936 International Day .... May 20, 1936 Senior Railsplitter Issued . . June 3, 1936 Senior Formal Dance . . . May 22, 1936 June ' 36 Commencement . . June 4, 1936 Des Mobies y Iowa June ig 6 headers of Integrity Face Your Problems and March! Graduation from high school is a step in the right direc- tion. Many problems have been initiated, studied, and developed under the direction of your instructors. It might prove fatal to stop now, but if you continue training in the field of your choice, you will be well paid, whatever the price. Face your problems and march . . . others have gone over the top.— AARON C HUTCHENS, Principal. friends Always JQcp You now belong to a group of high school graduates called " Amer- ican Youth. " Economic, mental, personal, politi- cal, racial, religious, social, vocational and other problems are yours. The first found- ations of your life were laid in your home, church, and school. May I, in the building of your larger lives, wish that each of you use the best within his command, and remind you that friends always keep.— SUSAN B. HILL, Dean of Girls. SUSAN B. HILL, Dean of Girls enior Student Ideal of Integrity Representing Abraham Lincoln ' s ideals of integrity in business, J. Russell Anderson, director in merchandising and sales classes, is a senior student ideal. " J. R., " as he is familiarly known to students and faculty, is a graduate of the State University of Iowa and taught in the State Experimental High School of that university. Mr. Anderson ' s past business experience, combined with his present practice in the field of selling, makes his classwork doubly interesting to the student. This same ideal and integrity are carried into Anderson ' s service to Lincoln High school. Classes and groups of senior students under his direction have carried on successful proj- ects in selling, thus rendering a service to the school. On the basis of Anderson ' s recommendation, worthy students have been able to secure employment. AARON C. HUTCHEXS, Principal. J. R. ANDERSON. Instructor in Commercial Subjects ' Abraham Lincoln High School Qreators of Integrity . . . The Cjf acuity Reading from left to right: Tenth row: H. Ray Hartley — Bookkeeping ; J. Russell Anderson — Salesmanship, Merchandising, Commercial Laze, Bookkeeping; and Francis W. Sharratt — General Business Training. Ninth row: Ada B. Tippett — Shorthand, Typing; Modesta M. Barton — Shorthand, J y ping; and Gladys E. Sutter— Shorthand, Typing, Business Correspondence. Eighth row: Lena M. Chandler — Mathematics; Mary E. Coffey — Mathematics; and Josephine C. Smith — Mathematics. Seventh row: Alma Walder — Pre- junior; Herman D. Eickelherg — Mathematics, History, Civics; and Margaret M. McEniry, Mathematics. Sixth row : Arden I. McClain — History, Athletics, Head Coach; Nora D. Sherwood — Social Studies; and Virginia M. Dewey — Economics. Fifth row: Iola B. Quigley — Senior History; and Elizabeth A. Robh — Social Studies. Fourth row: A. Godfrey Shrerson— Biology, Physics; P. Murray Work — General Science; and Herbert A. Grabau — Science. Third row: Esther Mary Brannen — Journalism; and Mrs. Alice Bauder — Vocations, Science, Arithmetic. Custodian ' s Unit Anna L. Bliquez — Matron; Bert Steen — Helper; Charles V. Holden— Helper; Richard Burgess — Fireman; Hiram E. Dyer — Fireman; John T. Clarke — Helper; Joseph M. Mazza — Helper; Leo J. Allen— -Custodian; and Edward R. Payne— Helper. Des SMoi;ies, Iowa J tine 1936 Creators of Integrity Reading from left to right: Eighth row: George E. Chatman — Study Hall; Susan B. H ' —J)can of Girls; and Aaron C. Hutchens — Principal. Seventh row: Goldie A. Arnold — Registrar; Helen A. Dunkelberg — Nurse; Margaret A. Hayes — Stenographer ; and Winifred Linguist — Librarian. Sixth row: Louise R. Hamilton — English; Geraldine Scholfield — English; Mary Sturgeon — English ; Odessa Farley — English; and Amy R. Coventry — English. Fifth row: Hazel M. E. Mitchell— English; Emily K. Scanlan — English; Frances L. Smith — English, Commercial Geography ; and Margaret C. Hurd — Iuitin, English. Fourth row: Eunice M. Cripe — Physical Education ; Lorin H. Graaff — Physical Education, Swimming ; Marian I. Barr — Clothing, Household Administration; and Edith Sherwood — Foods, Clothing. Third row: Robert L. Brewster — Metal Shop; William S. Morganthaler — Mechanical Drawing; Milton M. Ger- hart — Wood Shop; and Henry Andersen — Shop, History. Second row: Frederick E. Engel — Music; and Beatrice Keller — Art, English. First row: B . Pearl Mapel — Music, English; Jeanette Lewis — Art; and Vesper Price — Dramatics, Public Speaking, English. N. H. Weeks — Social Science, Forums. 6 Abraham Lincoln High School £caming Integrity in Government .. June Grads ALEXANDER, JUANITA, Park Avenue— Junior Student Council 9A; G. A. A. 4, 5; Sports Club 3. ALTOMARI, FRED G., Maple Grove— Junior Student Council 9A; Homeroom President 4, 5, 6. ARMEL, ALICE, Maple Grove — Junior Character Commission 9B, 9A; A Cappella Choir 5, 6; City Music Festival 2, 6; District Music Contest at Perry 6; " Martha " 5; Music Festival 6; National Rand Contest 2; Senior Student Council 2, 6. ARMEL, CONRAD, Maple Grove— Swimming 1, 2. ARNOLD, ORVILLE, Maple Grove— Drake Newspaper Clinic 6. BEATTIE, NORA MABEL, St. Joseph— Junior Student Council 9B, 9A; Cheer Leader 1, 3, 5; G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; G. A. A. Numeral 2; G. A. A. Monogram 3; Co-chairman June ' 36 Senior Class Dance Committee; Senior Student Council 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; " Tom Sawyer " 6. BEEN, M. ELEANORE, Park Avenue — Extra-Curricular Activi- ties Editor of June ' 36 Senior Railsplitter 6; G. A. A. 1, 2, 3; G. A. A. Numeral 3; G. A. A. Monogram 4; Hilarities 6; Pep Squad 1, 3; Sports Club 1, 2, 3; Tennis Team 2, 4, 5, 6; ALHS Tennis Monogram 5, 6; " Tom Sawyer " 6. BENNUM, MARY BARBARA, Jefferson. BEN N I ' M, WILLIAM. Jefferson. BLACKFORD, DONALD, Clover Hill. BOBENHOUSE, CARL J., Craw- ford Biblical College, Boone, Iowa — Movie Projectors ' Club 6; Stage Electrician 3, 4, 5, 6. BOGARD, GENEVA FERN, Watts— La Curie Science Club 6. BOLIO, GRACE EILEEN, Park Avenue— G. A. A. 1, 2, 3. BOYD, GRETCHEN E., Howe. BROOKS, DONALD, Park Avenue— Homeroom President 6. BURNSTEDT, LLOYD, Maple Grove— Junior Student Council 9B, 9A; Dance Orchestra 1, 2; District Brass Quintet Contest 2, Excellent; District Boy- ' Quartet Contest 4, Excellent; District Brass Sextet Contest 6, Excellent; District Brass Septet Contest 6, Superior; Hilarities 1, 3, 6; " Martha " 5; Music Festival 2, 4, 6; ALHS Music Monogram 2, 4, 6; National Concert Band Contest 2, Third Division; National Marching Band Contest 2, Third Division; National Brass Quintet Contest 2, Winner; Sub-district Trombone Contest 2, Good; Sub-district Brass Quintet Contest 2, Superior; Sub-district Baritone Contest 4, Excellent; Sub-district Boys ' Quartet Contest 4, Superior; Sub-district Baritone Contest 6, Excellent; Sub-district Brass Sextet Contest 6, Superior; Tennis Team 3, 6. Des SMo ' ines, Iowa J line 1Q36 7 ' Building for Integrity in Politics CALIGIURI, FRANCIS XAVIER, St. Anthony. CANFIELD, EARLE L. f Park Avenue— Dance Orchestra 4, 5, 6; District Tuba Contest 2, Excellent; District Brass Quintet Contest 2, Excellent; District Boys ' Quartet Contest 4, Excellent; District Boys ' Quartet Contest 6, Excel- lent ; District Brass Sextet Contest 6, Excellent ; District Brass Septet Contest 6. Superior ; City Music Festival 4, 6; Hilarities 1. 3. 6; Homeroom 1 ' resitlent 4. 5; Honor Societv 4. 5. 6. President 5; " Martha " 5; ALHS Band Monogram 2. 4. 6; ALHS Vocal Monogram 4, 6; National Tuba Contest 2, Third Division ; National Band Contest 2, Third Division ; National Brass Quintet Contest 2. Winner; Senior Student Council 6. President 6; Drake Creative Awards, Third Place Winner 3 ; Sub-district Tuba Contest 2, Superior ; Sub-district Brass Quintet Contest 2. Superior; Sub-district Tuba Contest 4, Excellent; Sub-district Brass Sextet Contest 4. Excellent; Sub-district Vocal Mixed Sextet Contest 4, Good; Sub-district Boys ' Quartet Contest 4. Superior; Sub-district Boys ' Quartet Contest 6, Excellent; Sub- district Brass Sextet Contest 6, Excellent; Sub-district Brass Septet Contest 6, Superior. CHIESA, LENO V., Dowling— Baseball Team 4, 6; ALHS Baseball Mono- gram 4, 6; Basketball Team 4, 5, 6; ALHS Basketball Monogram 4, 6; Dele- gate Medill Press Conference, Evanston, 111. 6; Drake Newspaper Clinic 6; Homeroom President 6; Honorable Mention Winner, International Quill and Scroll Journalism Contest 5 ; Honor Society 6 ; Sports Editor, The Railsplitter 6 ; All-city Basketball Team 4, 6. CLARK, RUTH L., Washington — Junior Character Commission 9A; G. A. A. 3, 4, 5, 6; Gym Assistant 5; La Curie Science Club 4; Library Staff 5, 6; Office Assistant 4. CLINGAN, JEAN MARGARET, Indianola, Iowa— Band Monogram 4; Band Librarian 5; Band Secretary 4; Dance Orchestra 3, 4, 5; District Sextet Con- test 4, Excellent; Golf Team 6; Hilarities 3; June ' 36 Senior Class Secretary; National Band Contest 2; National Marching Band Contest 2. COBURN, BEATRICE, Maple Grove — Band Monogram 2; Cir- culation Manager, The Railsplitter 6 ; City Music Festival 2 ; Delegate Medill Press Conference, Evanston. 111. 6 ; Delegate Iowa High School Press Convention, (irinnell. Iowa 5 ; National Band Contest 2 ; National Marching Band Contest 2 ; Drake Newspaper Clinic 4, 6; La Curie Science Club 5; G. A. A. 1, 2. 3. 4. 5. 6; Pep Squad 1. 3, 5 ; Senior Home Economics Club 1 ; Sports Club 4, 5 ; Staff Artist, The Rail- splitter 5. 6; Staff Artist. June ' 36 Senior Railsplitter 6. COOK, NORMAN, Park Avenue —Golf Team 3, 4, 5, 6; ALHS Golf Monogram 6. COOKE, KATHLEEN, Park Ave- nue — A Cappella Choir 3. 4; City Music Festival 4; G. A. A. A. 1. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; G. A. A. Numeral 6; Music Festival 4; Orchestra 3, A; Pep Squad 1, 3, 5j Rules and Officials Club 1, 2. CREVELING, FREDA, Maple Grove— Senior Student Council 1. CROOK, EUGENE M., Washington— Junior Student Council 9B, 9A, Vice- President 9B, 9A; Chairman June ' 36 Senior Railsplitter Committee 6; Basketball Team 3, 4, 5, 6; AL Basketball Monogram 4; ALHS Basketball Monogram 6; Football Team 5; Life Saving Club 1, 2, 3; Senior Student Council 3, 4; Sports Editor, The June ' 36 Senior Railsplitter 6; Swimming Team I, 2; ALHS Swimming Monogram 9A ; Tennis Team 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6; ALHS Tennis Monogram 1. 3. 6; Delegate Medill Press Conference, Evanston, 111. 6. DEVALL, RUTH MARGARET, Park Avenue— Associate Editor, The June ' 36 Senior Railsplitter 6; Delegate Medill Press Conference, Evanston, 111. 6; Drake Newspaper Clinic 6: La Curie Science Club 3, 4, 5, 6; Library Staff 4, 5; 6; Senior Student Council 6. DIEMER, MERLE E., Amos Hiatt. DOMAXK ' O, FRANK .. Park Avenue— Junior Student Council 9A A Cappella Choir 6; Advertising Manager, The Railsplitter 6; Advertising Manager, The June ' 36 Senior Railsplitter 6; Baseball Team 4; Basketball Team 1, 2, 3, 4. 5, 6; AL Basketball Monogram 2. 4; ALHS Basketball Monogram 6; Foot- ball Team 1, 3; AL Football Monogram 1; ALHS Football Monogram 3; Hilarities 1; Home- room President 2, 4 ; Senior Student Council 3, 5. DOUGLAS, LORRAINE PARRICK, Howe— Chairman June ' 36 Senior Class Clerical Committee; Hilarities 1. FEIGE, GERTRUDE HELEN, Elm Grove— La Curie Science Club 5, 6. FEIGHT, REX M., Norwalk. Iowa— Junior Student Council 9B, 9A; Honor Society 5, 6; Treasurer 6; Senior Student Council 1, 2, 4, 6; President 6; Vice President Jun e ' 36 Senior Class. Abraham Lincoln H g i School Advancing Integrity in Business FERIN, LOUIS, St. Anthony— Publicity Manager, The Railsplittcr 6. FONTANA, ARTHUR JOSEPH, Maple Grove— Baseball Team 3; ALHS Baseball Monogram 3; Business Manager, The June ' 36 Senior Railsplitter 6; " Tom Sawyer " 6; Collector, The Railsplitter 6; Member Railsplitter Board of Publications 6. FOXTAX1XI. RAY I ' .. Maple Grove — Junior Character Commission 9A; Junior Student Council 9B; Business Manager, The Railsplitter 6; Editor, The June ' 36 Senior Railsplitter 6; Senior Student Council 2. FREDERICK, BETTY J., Osceola High, Osceola, Iowa — G. A. A. 5, 6; La Curie Science Club 6; Student Council 6. GIANNOBULE, PAULINE MARIE, Park Avenue— Junior Student Council 9B; Junior Character Commission 9A; Chairman, June ' 36 Senior Class Day Program; Orchestra 1; G. A. A. 3, 4, 5, 6; G. A. A. Numeral 3; G. A. A. Letter 4; G. A. A. All-city Mono- gram 6; Hilarities 6; " Polly of the Circus " I; Sports Club 4, 5; " Tom Sawyer " 6; Pep Squad 1, 2, 3. GILLASPY, ARLENE M., Howe. GLEW, LORA FAY, Howe— G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. HADLEY, WAYNE, Pleasantville High, Pleasantville, Iowa. HAMMER, ROBERT C. Howe— A Cappella Choir 5, 6; Chairman, June ' 36 Senior Class Interna- tional Day Committee 6. HARLOW, DANIEL B., Jefferson. HOLMES, MILDRED E., Amos Hiatt— G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; G. A. A Numeral 4; G. A. A. Letter 4; G. A. A. All-city Monogram 5; International Relations Club 4, 5; La Curie Science Gub 5, 6; Life Saving Club 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; Sports Club 4, 5. HORN, ESTHER LILLIAN, Park Avenue— G. A. A. Numeral; La Curie Science Club 5, 6; Life Saving Club 3, 4, 5, 6. HOUSEMAN, DARREL, Howe. HOWE, MAN LEY, Park Avenue — American Legion Auxiliary City FIDAC Essay Contest 4, Winner; Hilarities 3; Homeroom President 5. In Ottumwa High— Tinder Box, " " South in Sonora, " " Harmony Hall " 5, 6. IVERS, FRANK H., Maple Grove— Honor Society 6; Senior Student Council 6. J AGGERS, MARCELLA VIOLET, Maple Grove— Art Club 3, 4. Des SMoineSy Iowa June 1936 Ac qui ring Integrity in School JOHNSON. FLORENCE LILLIAN, Hour. J NES, LILLIAN G., North High. KELLY, JAMES BLAINE, Park Avenue— Junior Student Council 9A; A Cappella Choir 6; Football 1, 3; AL Football Monogram 3; Hilarities 3, 6; " Martha " 5. KNIGHT, R Y II.. Maple Grove— Baseball 4,0; ALUS Baseball Mono-ram 4,6. KOOXS, KDMONI) A.. Maple Grove— Junior Student Council 9A; A Cappella Choir 6; Hilarities 3, 6; " Martha " 5; Tennis 3, 4, 5, 6; ALHS Tennis Mono- gram 4, 6. KUNATH, EARL, What Cheer, Iowa— Junior Student Council 9B, 9A; Dance- Orchestra OB, A. 1. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; Hilarities 1, 3, 6; " Martha " 5; Music Festival 2, 4; ALHS Music Monogram 2; National Band Contest 2, Third Division; National Drum Contest 2, Fourth Division; Senior Student Council 1, 2, 3, 4; " Tom Sawyer " 6; Accompanist Sub-district and District Boys ' Quartet and Mixed Sextet 4. LATRICE, SARA, St. Anthony. LEDLIE, JOHN P., Elm Grove— Junior Student Council 9A; Football I, 3, 5; Football Monogram 5; La Curie Science Club 2, 3; Senior Student Council 5; " Tom Sawyer " 6. LENHART, LENORE ELIZABETH, Park Avenue— G. A. A. 1. 2; La Curie Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; Library Staff 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, President 6; Life Saving Club 1; Senior Student Council 1, 2, 6. LEONETTI, THERESA FRAN- CES, Park Avenue — Tennis 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; ALHS Tennis Mono- gram 2, 3, 5, 6. LOUBERTO, JAMES, Maple Grove — Junior Student Council 9B, Secretary 9B; Basketball 3. 4, 5, 6; AL Basketball Monogram 4; ALHS Basketball Monogram 6; Delegate Medill Press Confer- ence, Evanston, 111. 6; Drake Newspaper Clinic 6; Editor, The Railsplitter 6; Football 6; Golf 3. 4, 5, 6; ALHS Golf Monogram 4, 6; ALHS Journalism Monogram 6; Homeroom President 6; Hon- orable Mention Winner, Interna- tional Quill and Scroll Contest 5; Honorable Mention Winner, Me- dill Press Conference Contest 6; Honor Society 5, 6; Senior Stu- dent Council 2, 3, 4, 5. LUSK, ROBERT, Park Avenue— Junior Student Council 9A; All-city Music Festival 4, 6; Co-chairman, June ' 36 Senior Class Banquet Committee; College Entrance Club 3; District Bassoon Solo Contest 4, Excellent; District Bassoon Solo Contest 6, Superior; Hilarities 3, 6; Homeroom President 4; Honor Society 4, 5, 6; President 6; Lincoln-Douglas Debate Club 1, 2, 3; " Martha " 5; Music Festival 4, 6; ALHS Music Monogram 2, 4, 6; National Concert Band Contest 2, Excellent; National Marching Band Contest 2, Ex- cellent; National Reed Ensemble Contest 2, Good; State Bassoon Solo Con- test 6, Excellent; Sub-district Bassoon Solo Contest 4. 6, Superior; Sub- district Ensemble Contest 4, Excellent; Sub-district Ensemble Contest 6, Good; " Tom Sawyer " 6. , LYONS, CARL WILLIAM, Maple Grove. McAFEE, MARY JANE, Park Avenue. McCAW, ROSSIE ELIZABETH, Park Avenue— City Oratorical Contest 4; G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; G. A. A. Numeral 3; G. A. A. Monogram 3; G. A. A. All-city Monogram 4; International Relations Club 4, 5, 6; ALHS Delegate to Iowa Junior Academy of Science Convention 6; La Curie Science Club 5, 6; Lincoln-Douglas Debate Club 4; Rules and Officials Club 1, 2; Sports Club 3, 4, 5, 6; Senior Student Council 6; " Tom Sawyer " 6; Honor Society 6; 1,500 Point G. A. A. Monogram 5. McCULLOUGH, MARGARET JEAN, Park Avenue— A Cappella Choir 6; All-city Music Festival 2. 4, 6; G. A. A. 1, 2; G. A. A. Numeral 2; La Curie Science Club 4. 5; ALHS Music Monogram 2; Music Festival 6; National Band Contest 2. Abraham Lincoln High School Constructing a ((foundation for Integrity in £ife il OA; Council 9A; La McRAE, PAUL D., Park Avenue— Wrestling 6. MAINS, JACK A., Park Avenue — Co-chairman, June ' 36 Senior Class Dance Committee; Golf Team 3, 4; Golf Monogram 4; Life Saving Club 1, 2; President 1; Senior Student Council 6; Swimming Team 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; Swimming Monogram 2, 4, 6. MARINO, VICTORIA ELIZABETH, St. Joseph. MARSH, MELVILLE R., Maple Grove— Junior Student Cc Student Council 6. MASON, SARAH O., Park Avenue. MOON, MAXINE ERMA, Park Avenue — Junior Student Curie Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. MORGAN, FARARLINE, Chariton High, Chariton, Iowa— Co-chairman, June ' 36 Senior Class Social Committee; Senior Student Council 6; Secretary 6. (All following activities in Chariton High. Entered Lincoln High in Sept., 1935): " Boojum of Bogore " 2; Girls ' Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; " H. M. S. Pinafore 4; Joliies 1, 3; Tennis Club 3, 4. MOTE, RUSSELL C, Howe— All- city Music Festival 4, 6; Dance Orchestra 4, 5, 6; Hilarities 6; Honor Society 6; Vice President 6; June ' 36 Senior Class Treas- urer; Music Festival 4, 6; Senior Student Council 5, 6; " Tom Sawver " 6. MUNYON, CAROLINE RUTH, Casady— G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4; G. A. A. Numeral 3; Library Staff 3, 4, 5, 6; Life Saving Club 1, 2; May Fete 2; Senior Student Council 4; Sports Club 1, 2, 3, 4. MURPHY, MILDRED LOUISE, Maple Grove— G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, A, 5, 6; G. A. A. Numeral 5; G. A. A. Monogram 6; Sports Club 1,2,3. MUSE, DOROTHY JOSEPHINE Ramona High, Alhambra, Cali- fornia— G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. O ' MARA, MICHAEL E., State Center High, State Center, Iowa— A Cappella Choir 6; Cheer Leader 5, 6; ALHS Cheer Leader Monogram 5, 6; Music Festival 6; Track 6; Track Monogram 6. OLIVER, CLIFTON W., Park Avenue— Co-chairman, June ' 36 Senior Class Social Committee 6; Co-chairman, June ' 36 Senior Class International Day Committee 6; Football 1, 3, 5; Two AL Football Monograms; Hilarities 6; Homeroom President 5, 6; " Tom Sawyer " 6. OLIVER, MARY ELAINE, Jefferson — Junior Character Commission 9A; Co- chairman, June ' 36 Senior Class Banquet Committee; G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; G A. A. Numeral 1 ; G. A. A. Monogram 2; G. A. A. All-city Monogram 4; G. A. A. 1,500-Point Monogram 6; Honor Society 6; Sports Club 4, 5, 6. OVERHOLSER, DONALD E., Park Avenue— Senior Picture Collector, June ' 36 Senior Railsplitter 6. PASCUZZI, FELIX A., Maple Grove— A Cappella Choir 6; Dance Orchestra 3, 4, 5, 6; Hilarities 3, 6; La Curie Science Club 6; " Martha " 5; Music Festival 4 (r Senior Student Council 6; Student Director of Orchestra 6; Sub-district Violin Solo Contest 6, Excellent; Sub-district String Ensemble Contest 4, 6, Excellent. T)es t£M oines y Iowa June 1Q36 Inviting Integrity in Judgment PEARSON, DORIS, East High. POLEN, ARLENE DOROTHY, Washington— Junior Character Commission 9B, 9A; Treasurer; All-city Music Festival 4; District Band Contest 2; G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; G. A. A. Numeral 2; G. A. A. Monogram 2; Golf Team 6; Gym Assistant 5; Hilarities 6; La Curie Science Club 5, 6; Life Saving Club 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; ALHS Music Monogram 2; National Marching Band Contest 2; National Concert Band Contest 2. PRATT, JACK E., Park Avenue— National Band Contest 2, Excellent. PUNELLI, DOMINIC, McKinley— Swimming 3. RANDALL, WARREN F., Maple Grove— Baseball Team 2, 4, 6; ALHS Base- ball Monogram 2, 4, 6. RENDA, CARMELLA T., St. Anthony— Junior Student Council 9A; Music Festival 4; Music Monogram 4; National Concert Band Contest 2; National Marching Band Contest 2. RICHARDSON, JUANITA, Maple Grove. RITCHIE, HARRY R., Maple Grove— Junior Student Council 9B; Brass Ensemble, National Audition 6, Superior; Dance Orchestra 3, 4, 5, 6; Hilarities 3, 6; " Martha " 5; Sub-district Brass Ensemble Contest 4. Ex- cellent; National Band Contest 2, Excellent. ROBERTSON, RICHARD, Jeffer- son — Swimming 4, 5, 6; ALHS Swimming Monogram 6. SHELTON, MAX LUVERN, Howe — Junior Character Com- mission 9B, 9A; Baseball 4, 6; ALHS Baseball Monogram 4, 6; All-city Baseball Team 4; ALHS Delegate to Iowa High School Press Conference, Grinnell, Iowa 5; Football 3, 5; ALHS Football Monogram 3, 5; All-city Football Team 3, 5; Golf 1, 2; Golf Mono- gram 2; Life Saving Club 3. 4; Senior Student Council 4, 5, 6; Swimming 1. 2. 3, 4. 5, 6; Swim- ming Monogram 2, 4, 6. SHEPHERD. KATHEKLXE MARY. Maple Grove— G. V A. 1. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; Library Staff 5, 6; May Fete 2, 3. SMITH, LOR AN F., Maple Grove — City Music Festival 4; La Curie Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4, 6; National Concert Band Contest 2, Excellent; National Marching Band Contest 2, Excellent; Student Director of Junior Airplane Club 5, 6. STEBBINS, ROLAND W., Park Avenue— Golf 5; Homeroom President 6; Tennis 2, 3, 4, 5; Tennis Monogram 2, 3, 4, 6. STEVEN, DOROTHY MARIE, Maple Grove— Junior Student Council 9A; G. A. A. 1. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; G. A. A. Numeral 3; Library Staff 3, 4, 5, 6, President 5; May Fete 2. STOREY, WILLIAM J.. Park Avenue— Homeroom President 4; National Band Contest 2, Excellent. STROUD, DORIS E., Maple Grove— A Cappella Choir 6; All-city Music Festival 6; American Legion Auxiliary City FTDAC Essay Contest, Third Place Winner 6; Co-chairman, June ' 36 Senior Class International Day Com- mittee 6; G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4; German Club 1; Honor Society 6; La Curie Science Club 1. zAbraham Lincoln High School zAdapting Integrity to Human Relationship ■ TAM BETTY JANE, Jefferson— Junior Student Council 9A, Secretary; American Legion Auxil- iary City FIDAC Essay Contest, First Place Winner 6; American Legion Auxiliary State FIDAC Contest, Second Place Winner 6; Co-chairman, June ' 36 Senior Class Banquet Com- mittee; Delegate to Junior Academy of Science Convention 6; G A A 1 , 2, 3, 4,5,6; U A. A. Numeral 3; G. A. A. Monogram 3; G. A. A. All-city Monogram 4; G A. A 1,M)0- Point Mono- gram 5; Honor Society 5, 6, Secretary 6; International Relations Club 4, 6, I resident La Curie Science Club 5, 6; Lincoln-Douglas Debate Club 4; Sports Club 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, President 5; Student Director " Tom Sawyer " 6. TAMASI LENA, Maple Grove — Junior Character Conference 9A; All-city Musical ' Festival 2; G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; National Marching Band Contest 2; National Concert Band Contest 2; Picture Editor of the June ' 36 Senior Railsplitter; Senior Student Council Member 6. TEDRICK, WILLIAM R., Washington— All-city Orchestra 1, 2; Football 3, 5; Homeroom President 4, 5, 6; National Band Contest 2. THOMAS, CONSTANCE B., Maple Grove— G. A. A. 3, 4, 5, 6; Gym Assistant 5; May Fete 2. TIMMONS, GERTRUDE E. D., Park Avenue— Junior Student Council 9A; Music Festival 2, 4, 6; Music Monogram 3; National Concert Band Contest 2, Excellent; National Marching Band Contest 2, Excellent. TRISSEL, GEORGE MERWIN, Park Avenue— A Cappella Choir 6; Hilarities 1, 3, 5; Mixed Vocal Group 6; " Martha " 5; ALHS Music Mono- gram 6; Piano Accompanist for Sub-district, District, and State Music Contestants 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; Sponsor of Junior Music Club 6; lunior Character Commission, Vice President 9A; Senior Home- room Secretary 3, 4; Senior Stu- dent Council Member 4, 6; " Pen- rod " 9B; " Smilin Through " 4; " Tom Sawyer " 6. VAN DORN, GRANT E.. Calla- nan — Senior Student Council 5. VERSTEEG, Sabin. IOXA WANDA, city Music Festiv Homeroom Presi Band Contest 2, Sub-district Solo WAGNER. ERNEST, Park Ave- nue — Football 3, 5; AL Football Monogram 3, 5. VVILHITE, JAMES P., Park Ave- nue — A Cappella Choir 6; All- al 2, 4, 6; Dance Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; Hilarities 1 3, 6; dent 6; " Martha " 5; Music Festival 4, 6; National Concert Excellent; National Marching Band Contest 2, Excellent; Contest 6, Good; " Tom Sawyer " 6. WILLETT, WAYNE, Elm Grove— A Cappella Choir 6; All-city Music Festi- val 4, 6; Co-chairman, June ' 36 Senior Class Baccalaureate Committee; Dis- trict Roys ' ( Hiartet Contest 5, 6, Excellent; District Tenor Solo Contest 5, Good; Hilarities 1, 3, 6; La Curie Science Club 2; " Martha " 5; Music Festival 4, 6; Stage Hand 3, 4, 5; Stage Manager 6; Sub-district Boy ' s Quartet Con- test 5, 6, Superior; bub-district Tenor Solo Contest 5, 6, Superior 5, Excellent 6; ALHS Vocal Monogram 4, 6. WORK, ARLIE G., Jefferson. WORTHINGTON, ROBERT L., Washington— Junior Student Council 9B, 9A, President 9B, 9A; Co-chairman, June ' 36 Class Day Committee; Honor Society 4, 5, 6; June ' 36 Senior Class President 6; Senior Student Council 3, 4, 5, 6; Treasurer 4, 5. WYCKOFF, LELA E., Park Avenue— Junior Character Commission 9B. Des SMo neSy Iowa June 1936 13 Integrity in Salesmanship Reading from left to right, baek rote: Hammer, Acri, Randall, Arnold, Ogden, Nuzutn, Stebbins, Willoughby, DeMay. Fourth row: Pratt, VanDorn, Tinlin, Stickler, K. Burgess, Frederick, Lurie, Nail, Nizzi. Third row: Caligiun, Woodard, Over- holser, Altomari, Sidle, E. Joss, M. Woodman, Keeney, P. Giannobule. Second row: Cooke, Pearson, Fontanini, Max Moon, R. DeVall, Mary Oliver, E. McClintic, Whalen, Thompson, M. Hennum, Alexander. First row: J. R. Anderson, director; Rusher, Johnson, Feight, Mains, Worthington, Burns, Stubbs, Ligouri. ORTY-SEVEX future salesmen and saleswomen IP participated in the fourth annual Des Moines High school day on May 9, sponsored by the Retail Merchants Bureau in cooperation with Clay D. Slinker, supervisor of commercial education, representing the Des Moines public schools. Students received experience and studied the problems found in such lines as art, home economics, broadcasting, controlling, copywriting, journalism, merchandising, selling, window trimming and also as floormen. Firms making this event possible were: Younkers, The Des Moines Register and Tribune, J. C. Penney, Mont- gomery Ward Co., radio stations KRNT and KSO. Wolf ' s, F. and W. Grand, Kresges, Taylors, and Sears, Roebuck Co. Participants in " Des Moines High School Day " repre- senting all four Des Moines High schools reported for in- structions prior to the day designated as " Des Moines High School Day. " Senior students were allowed to make out numerous sales checks in an effort to acquaint themselves with differ- ent situations they would be facing as salespersons. Later, they were guided throughout the institution in groups, after which these students immediately reported for work and instructions under regular salespersons, manager-, or in the superintendent ' s office. On Thursday, the day set as preparation day, senior student salesmen were given the opportunity to ask ques- tions, study and sell merchandise, make out saleschecks and perform other duties they would be required to do on Saturday. Rex Feight, who acted as controller in a Des Moines store, states, " Des Moines High School Day, in my opinion, and I believe in the opinion of all other students who par- ticipated, is one of the most valuable and educational experiences ever received in the study of salesmanship, merchandising and other commercial subjects. Through it, we found out a little more about the organization and inter-workings of a store, and came to the conclusion that it is the inter-workings, that the customer does not see, that keeps the business running and continually progressing. " Florence Willoughby, who worked as a saleswoman says, " I certainly profited by my experiences after actually work- ing as a clerk. This actual experience makes me realize the problems that face the salespeople each day. I believe that everyone derived some benefit from Des Moines High School Day which will help them when they secure another chance to show their abilities. " J. Russell Anderson, Lincoln ' s merchandising instructor, declared, " 1 believe our students will especially benefit from participation in Des Moines High School Day because this actual experience will help them develop confidence in their own ability. " Robert Worthington, who acted as assistant superin- tendent in a Des Moines ' store, explained, " Des Moines High School Day gave the students the opportunity to put the things learned in their studies into as practical an experience as any that a student might obtain. " Dorothy Ogden, Lincoln student saleswoman, exclaimed. " To me Des Moines High School Day was one of the most educational projects I ' ve ever participated in. Besides the experience, I had the opportunity of facing the actual problems of selling and meeting different types of people. " Due to the good showing made by the oncoming sales- men, a number of these students have been called for extra work at various stores. Abraham Lincoln High School generators of Integrity ROBERT WORTH INGTON, president of the June ' 36 senior class, is one of the outstanding leaders in Lincoln High history. - Better known as " Bob, " Robert has been a leader in Lincoln High since his seventh grade entrance from Washington elementary school. Worthington was a member of both junior and senior student councils for a number of semesters . . . was always dependable as an active and consistent worker. By virtue of his fine leadership, scholarship, character, and service, Worthington was elected to the Abraham Lincoln High chapter of National Honor Society in 11A. During the past three semesters he has proved a valuable member of this organization. Because of his practical jokes and witty remarks, Bob will always be remembered as a sincere companion and a worthy leader. REX FEIGHT, vice president of the June ' 36 class, was recently named " Napoleon " by one of the Lincoln instructors because of various medals . . . National Honor Society pin, June ' 36 class pin, Des Moines High School Day ribbon, and controller ribbon, all worn on one coat. Rex entered " Lincoln in the eighth grade in 1931 from Norwalk, Iowa, and has since been a class leader and enthusiastic worker on the senior student council. Rex ' s hobby is riding bicycles, which he has driven over 4,000 miles . . . going out with girls . . . and dancing. " Napoleon " is rather small, measuring 5 feet 7 inches and weighing 130 pounds, but he is chock full of dynamite. Lincoln students and faculty will indeed miss this smiling, yet serious, energetic scholar. JEAN CLINGAN, secretary of the June ' 36 senior class, is one of the most deserv- ing and popular girls in the senior class. Entering Lincoln from Indianola High in 1934 when she was in the tenth grade, it took but few weeks to win friends with her pleasing personality. She is not afraid of work and enjoys doing things for the school. Whenever something is to be completed and no one else will do it, Jean steps in and helps out. She has been prominent in the band, and later in the service orchestra. Jean is a good-looking blonde, is of average size, and enjoys good humor. RUSSELL MOTE, better known in later years as " Fibber, " entered Lincoln High from Howe elementarv school. During his six years at Lincoln, Russell has achieved one of the highest honors the school can give, membership in National Honor Society. During Mote ' s last year and a half, he has made a great showing in the music department where he was in both the band and service orchestra. Russell being a quiet fellow, usually took his school activi- ties seriously and was chosen by the Lincoln " Railsplitter " as one of the popular boys in Lincoln High. It was later his fine ability and leadership that won him the treasurership of the June, 1936, class. Des tSMotneSy Iowa June 1936 ' 5 Upright " Timbers Reading from left to right, back row: Marsh, Shackelford, Evans; Canfield, president; Mains, Pascuzzi, Ivers; Feight, vice president. Third row: A. C. Hutchens, senior council counselor; Shelton, Mote, Trissel; Kianco, treasurer; VVorthington, Gillotti. Second row: Lenhart, R. DeVall, Rusher, Oliver, Armel, Casady, R. Comiskey, Klett. First roiv: McCaw, Beattie, Stubbs, L. Comiskey, R. Procopio; Morgan, secretary; Tamasi, Joss. x M X X X M A X X X X X X X A X X A X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Qharacter — Leadership — Scholarship — Service Stroud, Davis, Stubbs, R. Procopio, Trindle, T. Procopio, Oliver. i6 Abraham Lincoln High School Chips of Integrity JANUARY, 1937, CLASS Reading from left to right, back row: Gooding, Youngquist, Cleary, Bianco, Pilmer, Siison, Willoughby, Marchand, Crowell. Fourth row: Walden, Shackelford, E. Burmeister, Acri, K. Burgess, Ogden, Stickler, Smith, Maxon, McClintic. Third row: Fiske, Goens, J. House- . ■ - T 1 T I ' ...11. V X X x ' x ; x x x x X X X X X p ' x X X x man, Sidle, Evans, C. Proper, Tinlin, Hickman, L. Comiskey, T. Procopio, Thompson. Second row: Conn, Johnson, Lurie, Stubbs, K. Davis, H. Casady, Hedberg, Zandell, Harvey, Weaver, DeMay. First rote: Trindle, Torri, R. Procopio, Xizzi, W. Mote, Shrock, Poul- M» son, Duff, Dhainin, Lehman, Kemp, Rhunke, Burns. X They " Hit the Spot " X x " X X X ' x, X " X X x X X 3«C x p ' x SERVICE STAFFS Reading from left to right, back row: H. Casady, Marino. Third row: D. Steven, secretary Library Staff; Beebe, G. Fosnaugh, Ross; S. B. Hill, dean of girls; K. Davis, Calvert, Simpson; G. A. Arnold, registrar; Bierwith. Second row: Munyon, Woodard, Knouse; R Clark, vice president-treasurer Library Staff; L. Lenhart, president Library Staff; W. Linquist, librarian; R. DeVall, Trindle, If. Hayes, stenographer; Stubbs. First row: M. Woodman, Schrock, Kuel, W. Mote, A. Cartwright, E. Cartwright; H. A. Dunkel- berg, nurse; H. DeVall, R. Procopio, Shepherd. ' Prexy " Worthington speaks E ARE now ready to depart into the world with our high school education. Some of us will further our education by going on to college, others will go into the busi- ness world, still others will remain at home . . . either as ones unable to enter college, or ones un- able to enter the business world. In some cases it may be our own fault, but in most cases it will not ... it is the system that is at fault. The world does not owe us a living . . . our government does not owe us a living . . . but it does owe us an opportunity to make a living. Facts prove that there is not an opportunity for everyone, at present, to make a living. We should not feel abused. Put under the same circumstances, with the same amount of, and same kind of, experiences, we would do the same things as those before us have done. We may be getting our education in better schools, than did those before us. We may, as a generation, because more students are going through school, acquire more knowledge. But, as has been said over and over again, it is not how much you know, but how well you use that which you do know. It is hoped that through educating us in these circumstances and experiences we will not fall into such depressing depths. We should be grateful to the older generation for the fact that they have, and are, through experience and schools, educat- ing us regarding the depressing state of worldly affairs. If they cannot solve the world ' s depress- ing problems, at least they are making it easier for us. We have heard over and over again that " there are greatly depressing economic problems chal- lenging us. " I repeat, there are greatly depress- ing economic problems challenging us, problems so depressing that those that have accepted their challenge have not met it. We are not expected to overcome this economic challenge immediately upon graduation, but wc will profit by other ' s mistakes. When we do have an opportunity to overcome this challenge we will do it, and accomplish it thoughtfully and hon- estly. Beside this economic challenge is a challenge even greater, and far more important. It is one that challenges our integrity. Whatever we do, whatever we engage in, we will always find that challenge. It has always been before humanity, and always will be. That generation that can nearest meet this challenge of integrity, or up- rightness, soundness and honesty, is the genera- tion that will prosper most, both economically and socially. I once heard a man give a talk on four words — " ought, " " can, " " will, " and " have. " He said some of us say . . . " Yes, there are certain things that ' ought to be done, but that ' s as; far as we go. " Then, he stated . . . " some of us say that there are things that ' ought ' to be done and ' can ' be done. " Still others say . . . there are works that " ought, " " can " and " will " be done. When we ac- complish these facts we can certainly look back and say they " have " been done. May we be in this last group that says there are things that " ought " to be done, we " can " do them, we " will " do them, and then be able to say we " have " done them. However in doing them may we keep a portion of this poem in our minds : " Be Strong! Wt are not here to play, to dream, to drift; IV e have hard work to do, and loads to lift. Shun not the struggle . . . face it; ' tis God ' s gift — Be Strong! It matters not how deep intrenched the zvrong, Hozv hard the baltlc goes, the day how long; Faint not — fight on! Tomorrow comes the song. " ★ ★ Senior International Day . . . tA Joyous Affair OLLOWING the precedent set by the first graduating class of Lincoln High school, Jan- uary. 1927, at the suggestion of Delia Mae Arnold, a member of this class, the June ' 36 class climaxed its gala International Day festivities with an interesting and fascinating program held in the school auditorium Thursday, May 21. This celebra- tion has now become a semi-annual affair for graduates. The theme of this semester ' s revelry was the " Olympic Games at Berlin. " This was selected by the 12A class, according to Doris Stroud, co-chair- man of the student International Day committee, be- cause emphasis was placed on the selection of a pro- duction which would be fitting and appropriate to styles and modes of this year. Thus, the symboliza- tion of the Olympics was an excellent choice be- cause it is a significant movement among the nations of the world for betterment of mutual understanding between the various racial groups and for universal peace. Main character and principal roles of the Olympic skit were enacted by: Clifton Oliver as the broad- cast announcer; Jean Clingan and Loran Smith, trumpeteers; Frank Domanico, Dan Harlow and Leno Chiesa acting as living trophies; Paul McRae, marathon runner; and Earle Canfield, director of music, during the program. Throughout International Day and also through- out the program, every member of the senior class was garbed in various foreign dress. They were attired in such a manner as to depict the natives of France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain, Scotland, and numerous other foreign countries. These costumes were made by each individual senior student, with the aid of the committee in charge of the program. The object of this proceed- ing, according to the committee head, was to give the students the original benefit of International Day. Although made by each individual student, Iola B. Quigley, senior history instructor, rendered valuable and efficient service to the seniors in aiding them in their choice and making of costumes. Although the Olympics was the nucleus of the thrilling International Day program, many other actors combined to make this semester ' s one of the most successful International Day productions since its inauguration into Lincoln High. Interwoven throughout the performance were demonstrations of musical prowess and talent of various 12A class members. The June ' 36 senior class committee in charge of International Day was headed by Robert Hammer and Doris Stroud, co-chairmen, ably and efficiently assisted by Earle Canfield, Dan Harlow, Mildred Holmes, and Gertrude Timmons. The faculty committee advisory group was com- posed of Virginia M. Dewey, senior economics in- structor; J. R. Anderson, director of commercial studies; and Iola B. Quigley, senior history instruc- tor. Other faculty assistance was received from Frederick E. Engel, director of music; Milton M. Gerhart, senior shops adviser; and Jeanette Lewis, senior art instructor. Integrity . . Double tAward zJtCakes History BECAUSE of outstanding work completed by two boys in the June, 1936 graduating class, and be- cause their Lincoln High school life was so ac- tive, Earle L. Canfield and Robert L. Worthington had the coveted distinction of having their names engraved on the S. Joseph Cup, the first time in the history of Lincoln High that two names have been placed on the cup in one semester. All cup and honoraria awards are a result of recom- mendations voted by the senior class of June 1936, and the Lincoln senior faculty. Earle Canfield, one of the cup men, was awarded four honoraria, one each in leadership, music, scholarship and service. Robert Worthington, the other cup man, received three honoraria, one each in leadership, management, and service. James Louberto ' s record brought him four honoraria, which included journalism, leadership, scholarship and service. Robert Lusk received four honoraria in leadership, music, scholarship and service. Rex M. Feight was awarded three honoraria including leadership, scholarship and service. Five graduates received two honoraria each. They were Lloyd Burnstedt in music and service; Leno V. Chiesa in athletics and journalism; Mary Elaine Oliver in scholarship and service, Betty Jane Tarn in literary ability and scholarship; and Wayne Willett in music and service. Eight graduates received the following honoraria: Carl J. Bobenhouse in service; Ray P. Fontanini in journalism ; Pauline Marie Giannobule in dramatics ; Russell C. Mote in service through music; Felix A. Pascuzzi in music; Henry R. Ritchie in service through music; Doris E. Stroud in scholarship; George Merwin Trissel in music; and James P. Wilhite in service through music. Cjf orums Rapii XNTRODUCED into the senior school curriculum in September, 1934, amid commendations from } oth students and faculty, the Lincoln High student forums have developed from a unique experi- ment into probably the most important and foremost feature of the Lincoln High senior social science courses. Taking one-fifth of the time allocated to social science studies these forums have almost become a course in themselves, under the capable and adroit guidance of Nathan H. Weeks, former principal of Lincoln and an interested student of social problems. The general attitude of the students toward these forums has gradually changed from curiosity to acknowledgment of the opportunities and benefits offered by the senior student forums. These senior student forums are replicas of the Des Moines adult forums, being developed on ap- proximately the same basis. Topics for the students ' forums are entirely the selection of the students themselves. Each class which composes the forum group is permitted to outline a subject for discussion in forum. Students are not limited in their choice of forum topics, being conceded the opportunity to select any current subjects of local, state, national, or international bearing. Often, related subjects are usually discussed in groups over a period of several weeks. As has been mentioned, the student forums are similar to the adult forums in almost every phase and respect, even to the procedure of carrying on discussion. With Weeks, who serves in the capacity of forum leader, giving an introduction of the topic by giving the main principles and particular facts of the topic, the students are able to grasp and to secure some knowledge of the subject. Weeks then opens the discussion to the students who express their opinions both affirmatively and negatively, thus giv- ing the students many different angles and view- points. Probably the three most important and outstand- ing benefits derived from the forums by the students are: (a) They become acquainted with a variety of good material for current affairs, (b) They are learn- ing to listen to all conflicting arguments and then draw their own conclusions, (c) The discussion of vital current problems stimulates a desire to know more about them. Virginia M. Dewey, senior economics instructor, voices her opinion and viewpoint of the forum in stating, " I think the forum is an excellent oppor- tunity for the students. The only weakness is that many students fail to take full advantage of the opportunity to participate in the discussions. " Also, forums probably give a broader outlook regarding current affairs, which is an advantage in classroom discussion. The distinct advantage of forum discus- sions over classroom discussions is that there is a larger group, with the result of more opinion. Sue- 7y Developing cess of the senior student forums in Lincoln High has been largely due to the dexterity with which Leader Weeks has manipulated and operated senior discussion groups. Weeks, who is originator of the forum idea and who was at that time principal, was given administrative assistance in order that he might personally direct these discussions. Eager to devote a much greater share of his time to these discussions, Weeks resigned his principalship. " There are possi- bilities for all the students in these forums, but only part of them take the advantage offered, " states Weeks in summing up his reaction to the forum dis- cussions. " One of the chief purposes of the senior student forums is to give the students more oppor- tunities to express their opinions and viewpoints. " This is being accomplished by the cooperation of Weeks and other Lincoln social science instructors through the method of allowing the students to take the initiative in the presentation of forum discussions. The first time this plan was carried out was by a tfroup of economic students under the direction of J. R. Anderson, who was then a senior economics instructor. This group presented a broadcast forum on " Remedies for Our Industrial Problems. " Also during this semester, a group of economics students composed the panel of Paul Scharrenberg, adult forum leader, who presented a talk on " Labor. " Although this semester the presentation of forum discussions was not given to any students or groups of students, last semester three such forums were presented. Two of Virginia Dewey ' s class presented forums on the " Italo-Ethiopean Crisis " and the " Cotton Situation, " respectively. Forums have now become a part of the senior school curriculum. If they were discontinued, Lin- coln High senior students would be handicapped in their study of important current affairs. Lincoln-Weeks Award CERTAIN graduates of Abraham Lincoln High school are given the opportunity to obtain loans from the Lincoln-Weeks Scholarship Award Fund to assist them in attending college. The idea for such a fund was conceived by the senior economics class of January, 1930, under the direction of Mrs. Edna McCaull Bohlman, Lincoln senior economics instructor. That year students of the graduating class, as well as Lincoln instructors, contributed money to estab- lish this distinctive project. Since then money has been raised by selling candy in halls after school, from noon movies, from noon dances, and by the annual Fall fiesta. Graduate high school students must rank high in their class in order to be considered for this loan award. Abraham Lincoln High School Experience Qained by Journalists By publishing the regular Railsplitter and the semi- annual Senior Railsplitter, the June, 1936, A s and other senior high students engaged in journalism have gained valuable experience during their time spent in journalism. Attending conventions has also been another means of gaining journalistic knowledge. Graduating seniors who attended the two-day Medill Press Conference held at Northwestern University, Evanston, HI., on May 1 and 2 include : Leno Chiesa, Beatrice Coburn, Eugene Crook, Ruth DeYall, and James Louberto. During the conference these students participated in individual contests. James Louberto, editor of the regular Rail- splitter, won honorable mention in the editing and make-up contest while at the conference. Leno Chiesa, sports editor of the regular Railsplitter, and James Louberto have also been honorable mention winners in the International Quill and Scroll contests by virtue of material entered in sports writing and editorial contests. Heading the June ' 36 Senior Railsplitter staff was Raymond Fontanini, who was also an excellent manager of the business affairs of the bi-weekly Railsplitter. Ruth DeVall has also worked hard to perfect the papers published by the journalism department, by aid- ing in the capacity of executive editor of the regular school paper and associate editor of the June, 1936, Senior Railsplitter. Other June ' 36 seniors who have furthered Lincoln High journalism progress include: Orville Arnold. Eleanore Been, Gretchen Boyd, Beatrice Coburn, Eugene Crook, Frank Domanico, Louis Ferin, Arthur Fontana, Marcella Jaggers, Arlene Polen, Max Shelton, Lena Tamasi, Gertrude Timmons, and Iona VerSteeg. Lincoln ' s 75-piece band appeared at all high school football games; as guest band for the Ames-Drake game, and in assembly programs in other Des Moines public high schools. For the past year, high school musical organizations have been developing a feeling of goodwill between schools. As a result, Lincoln has participated at the other three schools in exchange for their entertainment. Lincoln ' s music department presented the opera " Martha, " last fall, which proved successful and all of these musical presentations have been under the direc- tion of Frederick E. Engel, music director of the senior organization. From these organizations graduates of the June ' 36 class leaving these organizations are: Alice Armel. chorus; Lloyd Burnstedt, band; Earle Canfield, band; Frank Domanico, chorus; James Kelly, chorus; Ed- mond Koons, chorus ; Robert Lusk, band ; Russell Mote, band ; Felix Pascuzzi, orchestra ; Clifton Oliver, chorus ; Harry Ritchie, band; Doris Stroud, chorus; Lena Tamasi, chorus; Gertrude Timmons, band; George Trissel, band ; James Wilhite, band ; and Wayne Wil- lett, c horus. ( " lass Song (Tune: " Lights Out " ) Goodbye, Lincoln High, One more class is leaving you, Goodbye, Lincoln High, We leave our friends and teachers true. They ' ve helped us o ' er the rough spots, We ' ve toiled from week to week. To make, this day, A bright spot in our memory. DAusic Lincoln High ' s senior music department is divided into four different senior groups: the band, orchestra, chorus and glee club. From these are taken the boys ' quartet, girls ' trio and dance band. These senior organi- zations are continually busy studying programs to present for entertainment. During the past year the Lincoln senior boys ' quartet has represented Lincoln High at the Consistory, the Ames Band dinner, the Lincoln P. T. A., Retail Grocers convention, and the Swedish Mission church. The group this semester is composed of Earle Canfield, June ' 36 ; Charles Pilmer, James Cassel and Wayne Willett, June ' 36. Lincoln ' s band had two new instruments, the glocken- spiels, added to their music making group in Septem- ber, 1935. One glockenspiel is played by George Tris- sel, a member of the June ' 36 class. Farewell, to you, Though we hate to leave your halls, Farewell, to you, Now a greater duty calls. Well ne ' er forget the hours, Of happiness spent here, With you, Lincoln High, They have been so siveet and dear. Goodbye, Lincoln High, Though we hate to say adieu, Goodbye, Lincoln High, Noiv we leave for fields anciv, We reach the hour of parting, But our memories will remain, With you, Lincoln High, Bigger things zve must attain. — Betty Jane Frederick. June ' 36. Des SMoineSy Iowa June 1936 21 ' Blowers of Integrity MARCH INC FREDERICK E. EXCEL, DIRECTOR 30C Reading from left to right, back row: J. Knight, McCullough, Silcott, Timmons, Williams, Warren. Ninth row: Fisher, McGee, Cervetti, Smedlie, Clemmer, Celsi. Eighth row: Hughes, F. Knight, V. Thomas, Muse, Earle Canfield. Seventh row: Lusk, Locke, Comiskey, J. Burnstedt, M. Miller, King. Sixth row: B. Thomas, Brownbridge, T. Casady, Graves, Shrader. Fifth row: Trissel, Munger, M. Kent, Tomkinson, Crowell, Hayes. Fourth row: J. Pressutti, Orr, W. Cassel, R. Kent, Staude, Shreffller. Third row: Adamson, Dooley, O ' Brien Esther Canfield, Haigh, Willey. Second row: Wilhite, Ward, Phillips, Mote, Flatt, Huff. First row: Ritchie, Deaton, Pilmer, J. Cassel, Waters, L Humstedt, Dorothy Ogden, drum major. 3 3 3 ft r ra la la Reading from left to right, back row: Pascuzzi, Thomas, Knight, Pilmer, C. Oliver, Canfield, Adamson, Figg, Willey, Willett, J. Wilhite, M. Kent, Trissel. Fourth row: F. Domanico, Hayes, Ritchie, Rittel, Faust, Kelly, Fisher, Warren, J. Cassel, W. Cassel, Woodman. Third row: Highland, Higgins, Williams, Duff, Stickler, Tinlin, Ogden, Baker, Newbanks, McCul- lough, Armel, Brightman, E. Mc- Clintic, B. Burgess. Second row: Hutchings, Genovese, Collins, John- son, Stroud, Palmer, R. Comiskey, C. McClintic, Hague, G. Oliver, Neal. First row: Stubbs, Work, Reit, Davis, Bierwirth, Lehman, Muto, K. Burgess, Shrock. A CAITELLA CHOIR, FREDERICK E. EXCEL. DIRECTOR 22 JlbraJiam Lincoln High School elvers for Truth LA CURIE SCIENCE CLUB Reading from left to right, baek row: A. G. Siverson, counselor; Adams, Whitely; Irwin, treasurer; Bergstrom; F. Gillotti, presi- dent; Smith, King, Willoughby. Third rote: Clemmer, Max. Moon, Neal, Feige, Pascuzzi. Tonini; Tarn, corresponding secre- tary; T. Procopio. Second row: O ' Brien, Knouse, Polen, Frederick, Bogard, Lenhart; R. DeVall, vice president; McCaw, Trindle, Green. First row: Mote, A. Cartwright, Horn; Holmes, recording MCreUury; K. Davis, Comiskey, R. Procopio, Mary Moon. H. DeVall. X x ; X x ' 3 X X K X x ' x " x ; X p ' x ; x ' x ' x ' x ' x p x ' x ' x Drs SMo u j s } Iowa June 1936 23 Tool . . . " Boys . . . Stroke Win X X X x ' X X X x ; A L U S. SWIMMERS Reading from left to right, back row: Mains, Willis, Shackelford, Mortale, Figg, Fisher, Coach Graaff. Second row: LeCroy, Harlow, Robertson, Kolls, (iriffin, Proper. First roic: Emery, Downey, Love, Whiteley, Wenger. X x ' x x ' X X r ; x X x X X X X X X X X x ' " Love You, Tom " x ; x x X X X X ■ X X f " X 4 Abraham Lincoln High Sc iool Ready to [Broadcast On the • ir These two pictures of a broadcast are representative of Des Moines public broadcasts as presented from Lincoln High. The first broadcast was a forum discussion presented by Miss Virginia M. Dewey, Lincoln High senior economics instructor, and students. Second broadcast was presented by the music department and library staff under the direction of Winifred Linquist and Frederick E. Engel. A dramatic presentation of the episodes in Des Moines history, under the direction of Iola B. Quigley, Lincoln High senior history instructor, featured the third broadcast. The fourth broadcast was presented by the journalism department of Lincoln High. A fifth and last broadcast was presented by the music department under the direction of Frederick E. Engel, music director. Drs fSMoineSy Iowa June ig$6 25 " Beginners in Integrity x X x ; X X X JUNIOR COUNCIL AND JUNIOR CHARACTER COMMISSION Rcaditifi from left to tight, back roiv: Colacino, Beattie, Ward, Boesch, Tompkmson, Dooley; Cartnel, treasurer Junior Character Com- mission; DeArmand, Jarnagin; S. B. Hill, Junior Council counselor. Third row: Newton, Harlen, C. Anderson; Sheffler, president Junior Character Commission; S. Gillotti, president Junior Student Council; Merry, Van (Jinkel, Zapata, Schaffer, Grate, Peterson; A. Coventry, counselor for Junior Character Commission. Second row: Wright, secretary Junior Character Commission; Mazzei, Larson, E. Evans, Millar; Miller, secretary Junior Council; A. Evans. McClain, McCormick; Krister, vice president Junior Council. First roxv: Riley, Kingkade, Soluri, Parker; A. Overholser, vice president Junior Character Commission; Campbell, Tarn; Brooks, treasurer Junior Council; Allison. X x ; X X X x ; X Integrity in Friendship . . . in Qolor rj fj pf W crp qrb drp rb ° °x °x X X 3sC X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X so n SENIOR INTERNATIONAL AND SENIOR ART CLUBS Reading from left to right, back row: F. Gillotti, president Art Club, vice president International Club; ronini; Hcrgstrom, president International Club; Irwin, vice president Art Club; H. Casady, T. Procopio. Third roiv: F. Jaquinta, Sposeto, Torri; Trindle, secretary Art Club, treasurer International Club; I. B. Quigley, director International Club; Da Volt, Mote. Second row: McCaw. YVoodard, Cohron, T. Jaquinta, Kemp; J. Lewis, director Art Club; Kintz, Beebe. First row: R. Procopio, Peterson; Chrisinger, treasurer Art Club; Tarn, secretary International Club; Comiskey, Simpson. Cox. 26 ' Abraham Lincoln High School ATHLETICS l mops vi: rs With seven letter- men returning for the basketball sea- son, Coach McClain was able to present on the cage floor a well-balanced team. Lettermen returning included : Leno Chiesa. Jack Cleary, Don Davis, Howard Faust, Orville Goens, Bill Gooding and Chuck Parker. With only two weeks of practice be- fore the opening game, Lincoln de- feated Vallev Junc- tion 29-18, after get- ting off to a slow start in the first quarter. In their next con- ARDEN I. McCLAIN, Head Coach test the Maroon- Gold cagers nosed out the Alumni, 28-26, on the night of the Fiesta. Stuart Geil, Maurice and Mike Graziano, Bob Keefer and Dick Locke composed the Alum quintet. Traveling to Guthrie Center the following night, the Railsplitters beat Guthrie in a rough battle, 36-30. This game was played without the assistance of Coach McClain as was the game against the Alumni. During Christinas vacation, the " Little Dutchmen " from Pella came to the Lynx gym only to be defeated in a thrilling game, 34-30. East High traveled across town to defeat the Maroon and Gold hoopsters in the first city series game, 29-22. The Red and Black cagers stopped a last half rally to win. Playing superior ball, Lincoln upset the Roughriders 27-21 iii their second city series game. The Maroon players quelled a last quarter rally to win the only city series battle of the season. The Railsplitters defeated Guthrie Center for the second time this season, 28-24 on Lincoln ' s floor. East rallied in the last quarter to defeat the Railsplitters who held a three-point lead with four minutes to play. 20-15. Playing Ogden in the first game of the year between the two schools, Lincoln returned home with a victory after little competition, by the score of 45-20. Perry ' s high flying Bluejays took revenge and defeated Lincoln 34-33 on the Lynx floor in one of the most exciting battles of the year. McClain ' s cagers lost another city series game to the Roughriders in Drake ' s fieldhouse, 36-18. Facing Ogden on the home floor for the second time, Lincoln easily trounced them 40-11. Playing North High on the Armory floor, in the last city series battle, the Maroon-Gold cagers lost by the count of 22-14. After a disastrous showing in city series games, Lincoln practiced a week before participating in the sectional meet. ri- i L , Meeting North for the third time in the season, Mc- Clain ' s men turned the tables by defeating the Polar Bears on their home floor 22-20 in a heated contest. A last sec- ond basket by Chiesa upsetting the dope. The night following, Lincoln trimmed Johnston in a Semi-final round battle 35-12. In the final, the Maroon cagers lost to Roosevelt by a count of 35-18. Playing their last game under Arden I. McClain ' s coaching were: Leno Chiesa, Eugene Crook, Frank Domanico and James Louberto. The season ended with Lincoln winning eleven and dropping seven contests, six of which were lost to city opponents. MEN OF Till: DIAMOND With basketball over for another year, Coach McClain issued the first call for baseball candidates to report for opening practice. Seven lettermen returned for further competition this year with twenty-three other boys also fighting for positions. The veterans include: John Ander- son, Leno Chiesa, Howard Faust, Roy Knight, Warren Randall, Max Shelton, and Jerry Tavenner. With Randall pitching five-hit ball, Lincoln won the opener of the season by defeating Grimes on the home field, 8-2. In the first city series battle, McClain ' s sluggers lost a heart-breaker to North by the score of 5-3. Randall gave the Polar Bears two hits in the first inning and then settled down by blanking them the rest of the game. Three walks, a hit batsman, one error and two hits gave North four runs in the opening inning and a victory. The Railsplitters were downed by Dowling on the Lynx diamond 5-3, for the second defeat of the season. A pair of errors in the fourth and another in the fifth produced three runs for the opponents and a victory to keep their slate clean. Lincoln won its first city series battle of the season by defeating Roosevelt 6-5 on the ' Riders diamond. After being defeated by Dowling in a previous contest, the Railsplitters came back to win 9-4. Lincoln downed the Roosevelt nine for the second time this spring, 8-1. Chiesa, Knight, Shelton and Randall, regulars, will be the only losses via the graduation route. FIGHTING AGAINST TIME Competing and making respectable showings at various meets throughout the season, the Lincoln cindermen com- pleted a fairly successful track campaign. Although not placing first or second at the Drake, Orient, and Valley Junction relays, city indoor, city out- door, district, and state meets, the Lynx runners displayed undying spirit in their attempt to compile necessary points for victory. According to Coach Lorin H. GraafT, next spring ' s squad should rank higher in the city and state rankings because of the loss of only one man through graduation. Mike O ' Mara, hurdler, is the only trackster lost by gradua- tion to the track team. Clifford Fisher, candidate for the state one-mile championship, has won two thirds and one second place at the Orient, city outdoor, and district meets, respectively. He is, without question, the outstanding member of the track squad this semester. Des £Moines. Ioiva June ig$6 27 A T H L E T I P. MURRAY WORK. Tenuis Couch RACQUETEERS With the end of the tennis season nearing, the tennis squad under the direction of P. Murray Work, tennis coach and junior general science in- structor, will close a none too success- ful season. Members of the team include Robert Bergstrom, Lloyd Burnstedt, Richard Comiskey, Eugene Crook, James Kolls, Earl Fiske, Edmond Koons, Roland Stebbins, and Robert Whiteley. Meeting East High in their first match of the season the Lynx racketeers lost a 5-1 decision. Roland Stebbins, No. 3 man, being the only one to win. In the next match the Railsplitters were shut out bv Roose- velt, 6-0. In the last city series contest, North High defeated the Lynx 5-1. Stebbins again being the only one to win for 1 ,mcoln. Edmond Koons, Xo. 1 man, who plays a driving game, has lost several close matches this spring, failing to win points only when most needed. Eugene Crook, No. 2 man, who had not lost a singles match during the tenth and eleventh grades, failed to gain his usual form, losing all of his singles matches this semes- ter. Stebbins, who plays a steady, chop game, went to the semi-finals of the district meet and is hard to beat once he starts to click. Richard Comiskey, No. 4 man. and a tenth grader who has plenty of good strokes, should develop into an excel- lent player before graduation. Next fall the tennis squad will be greatly handicapped by the loss of Koons, Crook and Stebbins, June ' 36, and one, two and three men respectively. Lloyd Burnstedt, June ' 36, a member of the second doubles team will grad- uate this week. BATTLING OLD MAN " PA R " By placing second in the city meet held on the Wood- side links, Tuesday, May 19, the Lincoln golf team ended one of the most successful seasons in history. Winning six out of seven meets is proof that the golf squad experienced a successful year. A close match lost to the Roosevelt Roughriders, 1935 state champions, by a 7-5 score, was the only defeat that marred the Railsplitters ' record. The six victims in the path of the victorious Railsplitter golfers included East; North, twice; Dowling, Valley Junc- tion, and Marshalltown. Orville Goens, Robert Joss, James Louberto, and Earl Mason composed this spring ' s varsity. Norman Cook, second stringer, and Louberto will be lost to the squad via the graduation route. According to Coach W. M. Morgenthaler, next year ' s outlook is exceptionally bright. Joss and Mason, coupled with Robert Gallagher, De Wayne Stebbins, and Lloyd Tate, who need only additional seasoning, should produce a championship team next spring, 1937. POINT EARNERS Lincoln Girls ' Athletic Association (G. A. A.) is the only organization which awards senior girls ' monograms with the exception of the tennis and golf teams. Letters given by this organization are- based on a point system, by which every member working for a letter must have her points evenly distributed over six activities, including intramural games, refereeing, all major and most minor sports, leadership in gym classes and work in physical training. Awards given are as follows: numeral, 300 points; monogram, 500 points; city monogram, 1,000 points; extra ring, 1.500 points. Eunice Cripe, girls ' gymnasium instructor and director of G. A. A., has begun an interesting experiment by having round-robin tournaments among senior girls after school, both for basketball and baseball. Minor sports ' tourna- ments have also been held during the year. More active girls in G. A. A. who will be graduated in June include: Mabel Beattie, Eleanore Hern, Pauline Gian- EUNICE M. CRIPE, Girls ' Coach nobule, Betty McCaw. Mildred Murphy, Mary Oliver, Frances Stumpf, Betty Tarn. SPLASHING AHEAD Lincoln ' s swimming squad which has been progressing slowly, due to lack of interest among students, placed third in the last two city champion- ship meets, by defeating East High. Four outstanding members of the vear ' s team will be lost by graduation. They include: Dan Harlow, Jack Mains, Richard Robertson, back- strokers; and Max Shelton, freestyler. All of these boys have been swimming in competition for the Lynx during the past three years. Coach GraafF has many promising fall, and is confident that with the experience during the summer, he will ing the team well balanced in spite through graduation. LORIN H. ( i KAA YY, Sw imming Coach candidates for next boys gaining more be c apable of kcep- the heavy losses Abraham Lincoln High School Conveyors of Facts X X X X X X X X X X X X X PORTION OF JOURNALISM I AND II CLAS Reading from left to right, back roie: E. M. Brannen,- director; C. Proper, Cleary, Acri, Arnold, Nuzum, Evans. Fourth row: Youngquist, E. Burmeister, Pilmer, Chiesa, Ferin, Fontanini, B. Coburn. Third row: Crook, F. Gillotti, Louberto, F. Domanico, K. Davis, H. Casady, DeMay. S, Nizzi, VerSteeg, Thompson, Max Moon, Boyd, Jaggers, T. Procopio. First row: Trindle, R. Procopio, Crowell, L. Comiskey, Willonghby, R. DeVall, Lurie. X. X X X Mind to Taper to Reader TT ' Tv ' ir ctot YQ UAH QPf TTTPR STAFF X ' JUNE, 1936, SENIOR RAILSPLITTER STAFF RtAffo fro fe l E - 1Jeen Extra Curricular Editor; E. If. Brannen, Director; R. DeVall, Associate Editor; Arnold, Associate Advertising Manager. Front row: L. Tamasi, Picture Editor; Crook. Sports Editor; Fontanini, Editor; F. Domanico, Ad- vertising Manager; Fontana, Business Manager; B. Coburn, Staff Artist. 30 Abraham Lincoln High School (Character. . . Scholarship . . . . . . leadership . . . Service THESE four qualifications have been attained by thirteen members of the June, 1936, graduating class. Six I2B members and four 11 A members have also attained these important virtues. Students who possess these four qualities in the 11 A. 12B, and 12A classes are elected to this society each semes- ter. Fifteen per cent of the 12A class, ten per cent of the 121. class, and five per cent of the 11 A class are eligible for election. Members of the graduating class who have been elected to the Lincoln High chapter of National Honor Society- include: Lloyd Burnstedt, Earle Canfield, Leno Chiesa, Rex Feight. Frank Ivers, James Louberto, Robert Lusk, Betty McCaw, Russell Mote. Mary Oliver, Doris Stroud, Betty Tarn, and Robert Worthington. Members of the 12B class include: Hortense Casady, Kathleen Davis. Rose Procopio. Therese Procopio, Genevieve Stubbs, and Elsie Trindle. From the 11 A class are: Frank Gillotti, Clifford Hodge, Millard Kent, and Leonard Love. Officers of the Lincoln High chapter of National Honor Society who are June, 1936, graduates include: Robert Lusk, president; Russell Mote, vice president; Betty Tarn, secretary; and Rex Feight, treasurer. The National Honor Society emblem is a shield with a torch, and bears the inscription, " National Honor Society " and the initials " C. S. L. S. " When Odessa Farley, senior English head, and faculty adviser of this organization since Lincoln High ' s beginning in 1926, was asked for her opinion of this society she stated, " I feel, responsibility that results from having a part in guiding the activities of the group, satisfaction in seeing some of these young people accomplish difficult things in an efficient manner. " Up with the Curtain . . . Out Go the Lights THE past ten years have been primarily a period of pioneering and rapid progress for the dramatic de- partment of Abraham Lincoln High school. As we look back to the first dramatic production on the Lincoln stage, " Six Who Pass, " directed by Bess B. Ballantyne. and upon the service of Sefer Green Westrope, Lincoln ' s first dramatic coach, DeEtte Gracey, and Vesper Price, present dramatic instructor, we see the continual building and striving for a nearer perfect dramatic department. It lias been the purpose of this department to not only initiate its members into the various activities of play-acting and playing-producing, but also to attempt to build a better appreciation for worthwhile drama among students of Abraham Lincoln High school. This was first attempted by means of several dramatic clubs, engaged in different dramatic activities, which culmi- Photo-Engravers CENTRAL ENGRAVING COMPANY Artists • Designers M M F A C I U R E I) PRINTING P L A T E S FOR VOl R 1 A RTICUL A R N I- E D CATALOG • BOOKLET • DIRECT MAIL COLLEGE AND HIGH ANNUAL Ne-zv Plant A :c- 1 . cati )i 1017 WALNUT STREET PHONE 3-1117 DF.S MOINES, IOWA Des SMoines y Iowa June 1936 JF 3 ' natcd each semester in a public performance under the direction of Sefer Green Westrope. From the senior Belasco club for the 12th grade grew the Thespian Dramatic club for the 11th grade; Moliere Acteurs, 10th grade; and Dantenian dramatic club for the 9th grade. These dramatic clubs presented many successful three- act plays, including: " Seventeen, " " Mother Carey ' s ( hie kens, " " Bob, " " Cappy Ricks, " " The Whole Town ' s Talking, " " Grumpy, " " The Colonel ' s Maid, " " The Prince Chap, " " Inside the Lines, " " The Lucky Break, " " Penrod, " " The Queen ' s Husband, " " Skidding, " " Mignonette, " " The Family Upstairs, " and " The Things That Count. " The Alumni Dramatic club of Lincoln High has pre- sented several plays: " In the Next Room, " " Out of the Night, " " Tiger House, " and " The Sixth Key. " In September, 1933, an advanced step was accomplished in the establishing of definite accredited courses in dramatics. In these classes the students were initiated into all the interesting phases of " putting on a play. " By means of this fundamental instruction, drama classes were able to construct scenery, costumes, perfect the lighting effects, which served as a splendid background for the able acting done in their first semester project, " Smilin ' Through, " directed by Sefer Green Westrope. Seniors in this play were: Sarah Mason, Cadcl Pettet, and George Trissel. Lincoln dramatics in the past was greatly handicapped because of lack of suitable equipment and a Little Theater, students being forced to practice in a regular classroom or in the auditorium. In September, 1935, the dramatic department was housed in a newly created Little Theater and classroom, which is situated on the second floor in room 211. A new stage was built at one end with new equipment which has proved a great help in the progress of Lincoln dramatics. In 1934, DeEtte A. Gracey continued the work of Sefer Green Westrope in developing student personalities, in- structing them in the art of presenting characterizations, studying the lives of famous dramatists and actors, as well as dramatic history. During the semester, under the coaching of DeEtte Gracey, assembly programs consisting of skits and plays, public skits and characterizations, and an all-school play, " The Boomerang, " were presented. However, Miss Gracey was unable to return to Lincoln and in January, 1936, Vesper Price took over Miss Gracey ' s duties. During the semester the public speaking department of Abraham Lincoln High presented an Easter play, " The Resurrection, " directed by Vesper Price. Incidents of " The Resurrection " from the Bible, accompanied by musical selections, were pictured. " Tom Sawyer, " an all-school play, by Paul Kester, and adapted from the story by Mark Twain, was presented by the speech department of Lincoln High. This four-act comedy, successfully produced on May 15 and 16, given on the Lincoln stage under the direction of Vesper Price, new dramatic coach. The Printers of This Year Boo{ Advertisers Press do all kinds ot Printing, economically — ordinary printing, plain business forms, and extraordinary printing, in black or colors. Attractive direct mail advertising, too. Geo. S. Murphy, President C. A. Kamniann, ' Ciee- ' Presidettt 916 Locust Street ■ Des Moines, Iowa Telephone 3-5312 i tbraham Lincoln High School Young • • • Old • • • " Tall • • • Short Heavy • • • Light Ages? Who is the youngest graduate? Who is the oldest graduate? These are some of the many ques- tions you ask about the June, 1936 graduating class. The average age of the June, ' 36 class is 17 years, but according to records the average age of a Lincoln High school graduate is 18 years. June ' 36 graduates ' ages range from 16 to 20 years. There are six members who are 16 years of age. Five of the six being girls and one a boy. There are three boys in the June ' 36 class who are 20 years old. The average height of the June ' 36 class is 5 feet 8 inches, ranging from 4 feet 9 inches to 6 feet one inch, while the average weight is 128 pounds. The boys have the honor of having the tallest and heaviest, while the girls have the smallest and youngest. Junior Student Council The Junior Student Council, which is under the lead- ership of Susan B. Hill, is primarily the law enforc- ing body of the junior school. The council, aided by the Junior Character Commission, takes care of the halls and the general student behavior on the school grounds and building. First Choice in Des Moines! Perfectly Pasteurized MILK One glance at the deep cream line in a bottle of FLYNN Perfectly Pasteurized MILK is proof of its EXTRA RICHNESS. A taste convinces of its Superior flavor . . . and the words " Perfectly Pasteurized " are assurance of its absolute Safety. FLYNN is the Preferred Milk in thousands of Des Moines homes. For Home Delivery Service Call 3-621 1 Junior Qharacter Qommission Junior Character Commission which is under the di- rection of Amy Coventry, junior English instructor, deals with the standard of character and social conduct surrounding junior school life. A junior character con- ference is held semi-annually where subjects of im- portance to students are discussed. Each conference is usually centered around one topic. The reports of the conference are brought to home rooms and the funda- mental elements of character are discussed. Senior JLrt Club Senior Art Club, guided by Jeannette Lewis, senior art instructor, benefited by many interesting meetings, a trip to an art studio and a picnic at the end of the semester. Frank Gillotti, president of the organization, when asked how he enjoyed leading the club, states, " I was enthused because of the continuous willing help re- ceived from each member in planning various meetings and programs. " Remaining officers of the club include : David Irwin, vice president; Elsie Trindle. secretary; Irene Chris- singer, assistant secretary, and Leone Comiskey, pro- gram chairman. Recognition Congratulations to the members of the graduation class of Lincoln High. Abraham Lincoln said that when one started out in life he looked forward in this free country to bettering his condition; " first to work for others, then for himself, and finally to have men to work for him. " This is the American formula of success, and one who does not tarry too long in the wilderness of complacency eventually achieves recog- nition. • The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company BEN M. 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Des Moines y Iowa June 1936 35 Inez ' s Beauty Shoppe Permanent s . . . $2.95 up to $5.00 End Curls . . . $1.50 up to $3.00 Shampoo and Finger Wave . $ .50 Southwest Second and Wall Dial 4-1776 DON ' S Across from Lincoln High Specialized Fountain Service • • • QUEAL LUMBER COMPANY Two Big Yards Des Moines — More Livable and More Beautiful • • • FLOWERS by DESS POWERS 403 Sixth Avenue — Des Moines Building Dial 4-7060 W-I-N-G-A-T-E Costume Company THEATRICAL AND FANCY DRESS COSTUMES • CAPS AND GOWNS Second and Walnut Streets For Safety . . . For Economy Ride the Street Cars Every Day DES MOINES RAILWAY COMPANY Courteous Service ANDY AND BILL ' S MARKET Dial 4-5 511 First Floor Cit ' Market We Deliver QUALITY ALWAYS Sat more Fresh Fruits and Vegetables C. C. 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For Specialized Training: In the present day, special- ization has so taken hold of modern business and professional fields that success can only be attained by the sort of preparation you get in Drake ' s six large colleges: LIBERAL ARTS FINE ARTS jt% COMMERCE and FINANCE jt% LAW EDUCATION BIBLE Write or Telepho?ie for Catalog a?ia Complete lnformatio?i Cjfriends . . . What were Lincoln ' s secrets of friendship? f Let him tell us: " you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his true friend, therein is a drop of honey which will £ catch his heart . . . and which, say what you will, is the greatest high road to his reason . . . and which, once gained, you will have little trouble in convincing his judgment of the justness of your cause, if indeed that cause is really just " — Abraham Lincoln. % % % % i v

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