Abraham Lincoln High School - Railsplitter Yearbook (Des Moines, IA)
- Class of 1938
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Text from Pages 1 - 34 of the 1938 volume:
CTur1e of Mexically Rosel
Dear old Lincoln High We're leaving,
Leaving you our valued memories.
We are on our own from now on,
And We know you hope We all succeed
Graduation time brings heart aches,
Tho' it brings us glory too,
But We Won't forget our dear olol
So We say Good-Bye to you.
2 ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL ' DES MOINES, IOWA F14-5-e
To Ianuary '38 graduates: A new year, a new
experience in living.
There is no escape from the fact that an in-
dividual receives from life what he puts into
it. Therefore, I wish for you a long and happy
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The social and vocational activities of
these years, as well as the classroom
discipline, have helped you form a pat-
tern for living which should continue to
change as you enrich your life with
new contacts and experiences.
-VIDA B. HALL, Dean of Girls
-AARON C. HUTCI-IENS, Principal
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Your accomplishment will tend to
equal your estimate of your ability, for
success comes largely from within.
Be sincere and determined, have a
justified feeling of self-confidence and
your capacity for growth will have no
--EMMETT I. HASTY, Vice-Principal
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AARON C. HUTCHENS ....
EMMETT I. HASTY ...,..
VIDA B. HALL ......,...,
WINIFRED LINOUIST .
Margaret C. Hurd
I. Russell Anderson
Modesta M. Barton
Francis W. Sharratt
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. . . . .Vice-Principal
. . . . .Girls' Adviser
GEORGE E. CHATMAN.
Frances L. Smith
Iosephine C. Smith
Gladys E. Sutter
Ada B. Tippett
Herman L, Christiansen
. . . .... Study Hall
HELEN A. DUNKELBERG ..,.. ......,.. N urse
GOLDIE A. ARNOLD .,.... ....... R egistrar
MARGARET ELSASSER .... , . ...., Stenographer
Amy R. Coventry
Louise Rhyno Hamilton
Hazel M. E. Mitchell
Emily K, Scanlan
Frederick E. Engel, Music
B. Pearl Mapel, Music
Ieannette Lewis, Art
C. Beatrice Keller, Art
Vesper Price, Speech
A. Irene Moroney
Robert L. Brewster
Milton M. Gerhart
William S. Morgenthaler
Alice M. Bauder
Lena M, Chandler
Mary E. Colley
Margaret M. McEniry
Eunice M. Cripe
Carl G. Harris
SCIENCE AND HYGIENE
Herbert A. Grabau
Carl G. Harris
Virginia M. Dewey
Herman D. Eickelbera
George W. Hohl
T. Eldon Iackson
Iola B. Quigley
Nora D. Sherwood
N. H. Weeks
Leo I. Allen, Custodian
Anna L. Bliquez, Matron
Iohn F. Clarke
GERALD MILLER . . .
President of the Ianuary '33 graduating class is one of the most accomplished students
ot his class.
Gerald is invariably called "Inky" by his classmates and friends.
Miller entered Lincoln High six years ago from Maple Grove elementary school.
Gerald became outstanding in senior high as a member ot student council and this
semester was elected vice president of that organization.
"Inky" has a valiant spirit which reigns supreme in everything with which he is con- ,
nected. Because oi this he has served well as president of this class.
Miller is interested in redheads, perhaps, this is because of that certain l2b girl with
whom he is generally seen here at A.L,H.S.l
BOB CAMP . . .
Vice president ot the Ianuary l938 graduating class, is
known as "Limpy" to all of his fellow classmates.
Bob has always been outstanding in sports and an ener-
getic athlete in football, basketball and track, receiving
monograms in each.
Camp's greatest achievements in the field oi sports came
in brilliant playing on the football and basketball team dur-
ing his senior year and being a star trackster during the
spring of '37,
Secretary ot the Ianuary 1938 senior class
is one of the most amiable girls in her class,
due to her bright smile and friendly attitude
toward everyone with whom she comes in ,
contact, and has won innumerable friends.
Helen's nickname "Minnie" comes from
some unknown origin and obviously not fromfi
her name, t X '
"Minnie" will undoubtedly climb the high- 4'
est steeps possible in life and do all that is in
her power for the public's benefit,
RCY SANDIN . . .
Treasurer ot the Ianuary l938 senior class is often called
"Professor" due to his intelligence which fespecially in
journalisml surmounts the most weird problems which arise.
Roy has been an outstanding scholar throughout his high
school career and his future is unquestionably a bright one,
In journalism, Sandin has fulfilled the positions of advertis-
ing manager on the regular Railsplitter and circulation man-
ager ot the Ianuary '38 senior Railsplitter most satisfactorily.
EDITH MARGARET AHERN
ROBERT JOSEPH ALTOMARI
DOROTHEA BERNADINE AMES
KARL EU GENE ANDERSON
KATHRYN M. BECK
L. BERNICE BURGESS
BRUNO A. CALIGIURI
ROBERT M, CAMP
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LESTER DALE EOLWELL
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LAURA IOANNE FONTANINI
BILLY E. GALE
ANN GLORIA GI DICESSI
IAMES WILLIAM HEDGES
HELEN M. HULL
ELLEN RUTH KIRKMAN
VIRGINIA RUTH KNOUE
MARGARET COILA LA BRASH
WILLIAM L. LEE
IAMES C. LETT z
KATHARINE M. MANATT
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8 ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL ' DES MOINES, IOWA X044
EDITH AHERN, North. Senior Student Council 8, La Curie Science
Club 7, Leaders' and Porpoise Clubs 7, 8, French Alliance 5, 6, Girls'
Athletic Association 7, GAA Numeral 7, LGA, 7, LDM 7, Girls' Tennis
7, Properties for "Colonel's Maid," "ln Walked Iirnmy" 7, Editor,
Ianuary '38 Senior Railsplitter 8, Associate Editor, Railsplitter 8,
NSPA Convention 8, Second Place IHSPA Interview Writing Contest 8,
Business 5, Professional Women's Banquet 8, All-city High School
Paper 8, All-city Senior Student Council Conference 8, High School
Day 7, Student Chairman roundtable discussion NSPA Convention 8:
Toast Senior Banquet 8, Iunior Actors Club Sponsor 7, Water Pageant
"April Showers" chairman 7, Clothing Revue 3.
ROBERT ALTOMARI, Maple Grove. Senior Student Council 8.
DOROTHEA AMES, Roosevelt.
IOHN ANDERSON, Washington. Iunior Student Council l, 2, Baseball
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Football 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Basketball 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, two
ALHS Baseball, two ALHS Football, ALHS Basketball.
KARL ANDERSON, Park Avenue. Art Club 5, 6, Track 6, Halls Com-
mittee 3, 6.
ASTA MARIE BERG, North. Subdeb Club 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, Secretarial
KATHRYN BECK, Howe.
BERNICE BURGESS, Park Avenue. Iunior Character Commission l,
2, La Curie Science Club 5, 6, Art Club 8, "Martha" 5, "Chimes ot
Normandy" 7, "Mikado" 8, A Capella Choir l, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Hilarities l, 3, 8, Costume Committee 7.
BRUNO CALIGIURI, St. Anthony's. Senior Student Council 7, Golf 5,
8, Basketball 8, NSPA Convention 8, Assistant Circulation Manager,
Railsplitter 8, Assistant Executive Editor, Ianuary '38 Senior Rail-
splitter 8, High School Day 7, Student Chairman roundtable dis-
cussion NSPA Convention 8.
ROBERT CAMP, Park Avenue. Iunior Student Council l, 2, Track 2,
7, Football 8, 8, Basketball 6, 7, 8, Wrestling 5, ALHS Track 5, 7,
ALHS Basketball 6, 7, 8, AL and ALHS Football 6, 8, "Rich Man, Poor
Man" 8, National Band Concert 4, Band I", 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, A Capella
Choir l, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, Home room President 8, Vice President
Ianuary '38 Senior Class 8, NSPA Convention 8, Student Chairman
roundtable discussion NSPA Convention 8, City and State Wrestling
Tournament 6, High School Day 7.
VICTOR CLARKE, Washington,
JAMES DAUGHERTY, Park Avenue. Wrestling l, All city Track Meet
3, State Wrestling Meet 6, Band l, 2, 3, 4, Home Room President 2,
Staff Artist Railsplitter 8, Assistant Staff Artist Ianuary '38 Senior
Railsplitter 8, NSPA Convention 8.
THERESA DE FINO, Washington. Assistant Picture and Identification
Editor, Ianuary '38 Senior Railsplitter 8, Cap and Gown 8.
IAMES DISHON, Mitchellville High School.
VIOLET EPPS, Washington. Iunior Student Council l, Iunior Char-
acter Commission 2, Girls' Athletic Association 3.
RICHARD EVANS, Howe,
LESTER FOLWELL, Park Avenue.
ALMA FONTANINI, Maple Grove. Iunior Character Commission l,
Senior Student Council 7, Girls' Golf 7, "Martha" 4, "Chimes of
Normandy" 7, "Mikado" 8, A Capella Choir 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, Senior
Class Informal Chairman 8, Fourth Page Editor, Railspl-itter 8,
Drake Newspaper Clinic 7, NSPA Convention 8, Piano Solo Con-
test 5, NSPA Lincoln Publicity 7, 8, Dance Orchestra 7, Student
Chairman roundtable discussion NSPA Convention 8, Associate
Editor of Greenhorn 7.
LAURA FONTANINI, Maple Grove. Iunior Character Conference l,
Golf 5, 7, Girls' Athletic Association l, 2, 3, 4, "In Walked Iirnmy" 7.
IOHN FORD, Park Avenue. Football 4, Home Room President l, 8.
BILLY GALE, McKinley. Iunior Student Council l, 2, President Iunior
Council 2, Senior Student Council 7, Halls Committee 7, Baseball
4, 8, ALHS Baseball monogram 6, Iunior Character Conference l,
Iunior Harmonica Band l, 2, NSPA Convention 8, All-city High School
Paper and Convention Record 8, Drake Newspaper Clinic 7, Staff
Artist, Ianuary '38 Senior Railsplitter 8, Toastmaster Senior Banquet
8, NSPA Lincoln Publicity 7, 8, National Honor Society 6, 7, Hilarities
6, Toastmaster QA Party 2, IHSPA News Writing Contest 8, Home
Room President 2, Editor, Railsplitter 8, Editor, Greenhorn Rail-
ANN GIUDICESSI, St, Ioseph Academy. La Curie Science Club 1, A
Capella Choir 8, Hilarities 8.
HAROLD HAYES, Park Avenue. Marching Band 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, A
Capella Choir 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Hilarities 3, 5, 8, Glee Club 3, 4, 5, 6,
Stage Crew 6, 7, 8.
WILLIAM HEDGES, Woodrow Wilson Iunior High.
HELEN M. HULL, Maple Grove. Iunior Student Council 1, Iunior
Character Commission 2, Senior Student Council 5, 6, 7, Secretary
Ianuary '38 Senior Class 8, Business :S Professional Women's Ban-
quet 2, National Honor Society 7, Girls' Athletic Association 5, 6, 7.
ELLEN KIRKMAN, East. La Curie Science Club 3, Iunior Student Coun-
cil 2, Home Room President 2.
VIRGINIA KNOUF, Park Avenue. Senior Student Council 8, Iunior
Student Council 2, La Curie Science Club 6, 7, National Honor So-
ciety 7, Golf 5, Girls' Athletic Association 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, GAA
Numeral 5, GAA Monogram 6, Hilarities 5, 8, Home Room President
7, Senior Banquet Chairman 8, Business 6, Professional Women's
Banquet 8, Drake Newspaper Clinic 7, IHSPA Ad Selling Contest 8,
Advertising Manager, Ianuary '38 Senior Railsplitter 8, NSPA Con-.
vention 8, Advertising Sales, Railsplitter 8, Nurse's Staff 7, 8, Pep
Squad 3, 4, All-city Senior Student Council Conference 8, Student
Chairman roundtable discussion NSPA.
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MARGARET LA BRASH. Willard.. Leaders' Club 6, 7, 8, Life Saving 8,
Iunior Character Conference 1, 2, "In Walked Iimmy" 7, "Rich Man,
Poor Man" 8, Senior Get-together Committee 8, Usher "A Murder
Has Been Arranged" 8.
WILLIAM LEE. North. Football 6, AL Football 6.
IAMES LETT. Howe.
KATHARINE MANATT. Howe.
FLOYD MARTIN, Washington. Basketball 4, 5, 6, AL Monogram 4,
5, 6, Home Room President 2.
MARY MARTURELLO, McKinley.
MARY MAZZA. Washington. Iunior Student Council I, 2, La Curie
Science Club 7, 8, Girls' Athletic Association 5, 5, 7, 8, Cheer
Leader 8, Office Staff 6, 7, 8, Chairman Senior Class Get-together 8.
ROSE MAZZA. McKinley.
MARGUERITE MAZZEI, Maple Grove. La Curie Science Club 7, 8,
National Honor Society 7, Iunior Actors Club Sponsor 8, "Daddy
Long Legs" 6, "Rich Man, Poor Man" 8, Usher "A Murder Has
Been Arranged" 8, Publicity Manager Railsplitter 8, Business Man-
ager Ianuary '38 Senior Railsplitter 8, Drake Newspaper Clinic 7,
NSPA Convention 8, All-city High School Paper 8, High School Day
7, Toast Senior Banquet 8, Co-Writer Class Day program 8, Student
Chairman roundtable discussion NSPA Convention 8, IHSPA Feature
Writing Contest 8.
IESSIE MCAFEE, Park Avenue. Librarian, Railsplitter 8, Assistant Busi-
ness Manager Ianuary '38 Senior Railsplitter 8.
BETTY IANE MCCULLOUGH, Park Avenue, Senior Student Council
7, 8, Iunior Student Council 1, 2, La Curie Science Club 5, 7, Tennis
8, 7, Band, Orchestra 3, 4, Society Editor Railsplitter 8, Senior
Activities, Ianuary '38 Senior Railsplitter 8, Costume Committee 5,
6, International Day Chairman 8, Costume Chairman 7, 8, Clothing
IACK MEFFERD. Howe.
HENRY MERKEL, Howe.
GERALD MILLER, Maple Grove. Iunior Student Council I, 2, Senior
Student Council 6, 8, Senior Student Council Vice President 8,
Home Room President I, 2, 7, President Ianuary '38 Senior Class 8,
High School Day 7.
IAMES MILLIGAN. Park Avenue.
CHARLES Mon'rA1.i-:, Howe.
GEORGE NEFF, Maple Grove. Iunior Character Commission 1, Home
Room President 2,
ADA NUZUM, Howe. Iunior Character Commission I.
PAUL NUZUM, Woodrow Wilson Iunior High. Senior Home Room
President 8, Business Manager Railsplitter 8, Assistant Executive
Editor Ianuary '38 Senior Railsplitter 8, NSPA Convention 8.
FRANCES O'BRIEN, Park Avenue. Iunior Character Commission I, 2,
La Curie Science Club 8, Orchestra l, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, A Capella
Choir I, 2, Hilarities 5, "Daddy Long Legs" 6, "Colonel's Maid" 7,
"Martha" 5, "Chimes of Normandy" 7, "Mikado" 8, Senior Class
Baccalaureate Chairman 8, Accompanist for "Sunbonnet Girl" 8,
Monogram, piano accompaniment 5.
MAXINE OVERHOLSER. Park Avenue. Iunior Character Commission
l, 2, Senior Class Baccalaureate Committee 8, Costume Committee
7, 8, Nurse's Staff 5, 6, 7, 8.
MARY LOUISE PARISH, Maple Grove. Senior Student Council 8,
Iunior Character Conference 2, La Curie Science Club 7, Iunior
Actors Club Sponsor 8, Usher "A Murder Has Been Arranged" 8,
Hilarities 2, A Capella Choir l, 2, Orchestra l, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Reporter
Railsplitter 8, Picture and Identification Editor, Ianuary '38 Senior
Railsplitter 8, All-city High School Newspaper 8, NSPA Convention
8, IHSPA Luncheon 8, Co-Writer Class Day program 8, Student
Chairman roundtable discussion NSPA Convention 8.
VICTOR PEDERSEN, Maple Grove. Track 7.
CADLE PETTET. Park Avenue. A Capella Choir l, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Hilarities 3, 8, "Martha" 5, "Chimes of Normandy" 7, "Mikado" 8,
Home Room President 1, Senior Class Day Chairman 8, Boys' Glee
Club 3, 4, 5, 6.
EVA MAE RECTOR. St. Monica's. Hall Monitor 3, Citizenship and
ELIZABETH RENZO. McKinley.
ROBERT RICHARDS. Maple Grove. Senior Student Council 7, 8,
Baseball 3, 5, Basketball 3, 4, 5, 8, 7, 8, L, AL, ALHS Basketball
5, 7, 8, IHSPA Sports Writing Contest 8, Assistant Advertising
Manager Railsplitter 8, Sports Editor, Ianuary '38 Senior Railsplitter
8, High School Day 7, Student Chairman roundtable discussion
POLLYANNA ROGERSON, Park Avenue. Nurse's Staff 8, Business 61
Proiessional Wo1'nen's Banquet 2.
ROY SANDIN, Park Avenue. Iunior Character Commission 2, Foot-
ball 4, Basketball 3, Home Room President 2, 8, Treasurer, Ianuary
'38 Senior Class, Advertising Manager Railsplitter 8, Drake News-
paper Clinic 7, NSPA Convention 8, IHSPA Ad Writing Contest 8,
Circulation Manager, Ianuary '38 Senior Railsplitter 8, Student
Chairman roundtable discussion NSPA Convention 8.
RUBY SHARPLESS, Little Rock High School, Little Rock, Ark, Los
Toreadores 3, 4, S.E.D, 4, 5, Leaders Club 8, Library Club 2, In-
ternational Club 8, Reporters Club 1, 2, Science and Health Club
l, 2, Hobby Club I, 2, Track and Track Monogram l, Basketball
and Basketball Monogram 2, Carnival 3, La Fiesta 3, Hilarities 8,
Puppet Show 4, Senior Parent Party Chairman 8, Circulation Man-
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ager Railsplitter 8, Executive Editor lanuary '38 Senior Railsplitter
8, NSPA Convention 8, IHSPA Luncheon 8, Student Chairman
roundtable discussion NSPA Convention 8, All-city High School
LADOIT STEVENS. Washington. Senior Student
Council 7, 8, Presi-
dent Student Council 8, lunior Character Commission l, 2, Base-
ball l, 3, Football 4, 8, 8, Football Minor
Monogram 4, Home
Room President 6, Projectors' League 5, 6, 7, 8, President Pro-
jectors' League 8.
MANDO TONINI, Maple Grove. lunior Student
Student Council 5, 8, La Curie Science Club 3
Club 3, 4, Art Club 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Art Club
tional Club 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, International Club
jectors' League 7, 8, Golf 8, "Tom SaWyer" 4
7, Cheer leader 8, Home Room President 7, 8,
Council I, 2, Senior
4, 5, 5, 7, 8, Debate
President 7, Interna-
President E, 7, Pro-
"ln Walked limmy"
FLOYD TRIPE, Maple Grove. La Curie Science Club l, 2, Football 1,
Executive Editor Railsplitter 8, Assistant Circulation Manager, lanu-
ary '38 Senior Railsplitter 8, NSPA Convention 8.
WILBUR WARBURTON, West lunior High. Iunior Character Com-
mission 2, Baseball l, 5, Football 4, 8, Football Monogram 4, Basket-
ball l, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, two Basketball Monograms l, 7, NSPA
Convention 8, IHSPA Sports Writing Contest 8, Sports Editor Rail-
splitter 8, Assistant Sports Editor, lanuary '38 Senior Railsplitter 8,
HOWARD WARRELL, Maple Grove.
HILMER WESTERG-AARD, Park Avenue. lunior Student Council 2,
Senior Student Council 8, Football 4, City indoor Track Meet 3,
Home Room President l, lunior Character Conference l, 2.
MARY WOODMAN, Roosevelt. Senior Student Council 8, Library Statt
7, 8, "ln Walked Iimmy" 7, "A Murder Has Been Arranged" 8,
Railsplitter 7, Assistant Advertising Manager Railsplitter 7, All-city
Student Council 7, Toast Senior Banquet 8.
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"Chimes ot Normandy" 7, "Mikado" 8, A Capella Choir 6, 7, 8, Art
Contest 6, 7, Iowa City Mural 8, Hilarities 8, High School Day 6.
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SENIORS BID PAREWELL
SENIOR CLASS FORMAL
Abraham Lincoln High School ............,.. lanuary B, l938
Hotel Commodore: ...........,............, lanuary 26, l938
Room 211 Toast Master. . . . . . . .Billy Gale
BACCALAUREATE SERVICES TOC'S'S:
Royalty Speaking .,.. .... M arguerite Mazzei
Abraham Lincoln High School Auditorium. . .Ianuary 23, 1938 Th K- P d L D l S
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Processional .....,,.. Sixty-tour Graduates of lanuary '38 T g Q QS ' G on levens
. he Dictator Conquers .,.. ,,,, F ranges O'Brie-rt
Music ........ ....., L incoln High Chorus DGIHOCTUCY Challenges 4b-- . . .Mondo TO1'1iI'1i
Recessional .... .... I anuary, '38 Senior Class The World Pleads. . . . . , , ,Edith Ahern
SENIOR CLASS DAY ' COIVIMENCEMENT NIGHT
Abraham Lincoln High AuditOriumA January 24' 1938 V Abraham Lincoln High Auditorium. .lanuarY 27, 1938
,, 1 Processional ...,.. Sixty-four Ianuary '38 Senior
Processional . . . .,., lanuary '38 Senior Class ' Class Members
Program .... ,.,. I anuary '38 Senior Class V ' . Presentfltion Of DIPIOIUCIS
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Recessional , . . .... lanuary '38 Senior Class 1 ' em er O I e es Omes. u lc SC O01 Board
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Skating Party . . . .... Ianuary '38 Senior Class X A Recessional. . . ........ The Ianuary '38 Alumni
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'38 BAILSPLITTEBS PUBLISH SEMI-ANNUAL
Executive Editor-Ruby Sharpless
Assistant Executive Editors-Paul Nuzurn and Bruno Caligiuri
Picture Editor and Identification Editor-Mary Louise Parish
Assistant Picture and Identification Editor-Therese DeFino
Sports Editor-Bob Richards
Assistant Sports Editor-Wilbur Warburton
Music Editor-Alma Fontanini
Senior Activities-Bette McCullough
Assistant Senior Activities-Maxine Overholser
Staff Artist-Prontispiece-Billy Gale
Assistant Staff Artist-Frontispiece-lim Daugherty
Business Manager-Marguerite Mazzei
Assistant Business Manager-Iessie McAfee
Advertising Manager-Virginia Knout
Assistant Advertising Manager-Bolo Camp
Assistant Circulation-Floyd Tripe
' FACULTY MEMBERS
Goldie Alcox Arnold ..... ........,.......,..... .......... F i nances
I. Russell Anderson ,.., ......... A dvertising
Nathan H, Weeks .... .... B usiness Manager
Alice M. Bauder. . , .......... Editorial
To Be Or Not To Be .... Publications
On Time . . . Or Else
Seated at Desk: B. Gale, E. Ahern. Back row: P. Nuzum, B. McCullough, A. M. Bauder, Directory N. H, Weeks, Business Manager, M, L
Parish, R, Sharpless, M. Mazzei, A. Fontanini, T. DeFino, F. Tripe, V. Knout, I. Daugherty, W, Warburton, B. Sandin, R. Camp,
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Heads Student Body
Government oi, for, and by the Students . . .
Back row: Left to right, H. Westergaard, G. Miller, vice president, B, Richards, L. Ledlie, I. Faxel, B. Cox, R. King, V. Clark,
Second row: B. Randall, V. Knoul, treasurer, B. McCullough, B. Altomari, S. Gillotti, L. Stevens, president, B. Tam, M. Woodman, secre-
tary, A. Nizzi, Aaron Hutchensp Advisor. First row: K, Fisher, K. Lenius, F. Herribout, F. Buhrer, E. Scarcello, S, Sterrett, B. Davis,
I. Darnes, M. I. Calvert, I. Munger, B. Trent.
Citizens in the Making
Build up civic pride.
Back row: left to right, B. Clemmer, V. Fisher, W. Iohnson, I. Smith, M. Dunlap, B. Hague, L. Hand, F. Park, F. Newberg, R, Brun
M. Ruston, I. Hayes, I, Garrison, L. Pearson. Second row: R. Baker, M. Munger, L. Campbell, F.. Walker, I, Predue, F. Siriani, I. George
M, Faxel, F. Peterson, W. Simpson, C, Berkey, I. Mitchen, D. Mitchell, B. Pettet, Miss Coventry. First row: T. E. Iackson, instructor
I. Hamlin, V. Procopio, B. Oliver, D. King, F. Comito, M. Caligiuri, Nadine Calvert, L. York, B. Shope, H. Hedberg, R. Sherfy, H, Iohnson
B. Clark, B. Macy.
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Behind the Scenes
The show must go on.
Back row: left to right, I. Gillotti, W. M. Bragonier, instructor, B. Robinson, K. Kottrneir, D. Stebbins, C. Anderson, W. Cassel, I.
Cooper, C. Harrier. First row: R. King, S. Gillotti, M. Tonini, D. Andriano, K. Smith, L. Stevens, A. Alber, A. Partridge, B. Sample.
At Your Service
Service: Office, nurse, library, physical education, and girls' adviser.
Back row: leit to right, G. Arnold, registrar, E. Mazzei, H. A. Dunkelberg, nurse, l. King, N Daugherty, I. Palmer, R, Riley, E. Hughes,
C. McClintic, W. Lindquist, librariang M. Woodman, B. Couchman. Second row: MA E. Vililson, D. Newbanks, F. Buhrer, M. Manor, V.
Kriouf, M. Overholser, L. Frazier, G. Neal, H. McConkey, K. Augustine, V. Kolls, M. Martz, l. Manger. First row: E. Cartwright, S. Sterrett,
M, Mazza, F. O'Brien, B. Russell, H. Richards, V. Cohren, M. Simpson, P. Patten, M. Pratt, M. L. Hayes, stenographerq M. Calvert, I.
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Back row: left to right, R. Comisky, M. Macri, A. Gazza, K. Smith, D. Andriano, B. Cox, D. Malloy, R. Mauro, G. Brownbridge,
L. Brooks, E. Hughes, F. Iaquinta, I. Munger, D. Stebbinsi, L. Baker, H. Nelson. Second row: H. Hougharn, R, Thomas, D, Slye, K.
Kottmeier, L, Fini, M, Pratt, A. Caldwell, I. Faxel, A. Nizzi, M. Clark, M. Wareham, R. Mote, C. Anderson, S. Pascuzzi, C. Bohanno,
I. Fazio, E. Tucker, E. Norman, B. Cox, M. Oliver, H. DeVall, L. Fontanini, M. Simpson, D. Desmond, L. Barnes, R. Grange, B. Davis,
M. Civitate, I. Thomas, Henry Sanders, practice teacher, M. Pasinelli, M. Ellis, M, Leo, M. Calvert.
Future Rczilsplitter news-hounds . . .
Back row: lett to right, D. Malloy, sponsor, H. Coburn, M. Gray, L. Nizzi, R. Iohnson, M. Faxel, M, Nungesser, G. Bloomquist
B. Wallace, L. Rank, B. Pettet, M. Wright, M, Simpson, Second row: B. Cox, sponsor, G. Nizzi, M. Ausilio, A. Andriano, L. Murphy
R, Iackson, D. Gustafson, K. Kottmeier, F. Newberg, W. Dunagan, L. Bell, C. Kent, H. L. Christiansen, instructor. First row: K. Uhlrnan,
B. Malloy, O. Palmieri, F. Mazzei, I. La Porte, R. Houke, I. Andriano, F, Leo, G. Oliver, C. Anania, T. Sposeto, I. Buccello.
16 ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL ' DES MOINES, IOWA X-a-4+
SWISI-I - BASKETS -- POINTS
WITH the football season closed, the Lynx basket- with all members of both teams playing good ball.
eers started Working out under Coach I-Iarris. Opening their South Central Conference play on
Four veterans of last year's first team are return- their home court the Lynx beat Pella by the score
ing with some capable members of last year's sec- of 35 to 25. Starting off with a lead which they
ond team. The veterans returning never relinquished, the Railsplitters
are Bob Camp, lunior Kinny, Ralph I played superb ball. Traveling away
Mauro, and Dick Rittel, from home for their next game Lin-
Before the first game Coach I-Iarris 00111 conquered WIUTGTSGTI 0 C0Uf0T'
ioioliool the iollowioo boys lor his ence rival, 24 to l5. Although some-
first team. The first team members Whflf handicapped bY WIUISTSSTIS
ore: Bob Comp, Dick Comp, lui-iioi small floor the Railsplitters played a
Kinny, Iohn Anderson, Ralph Mauro, 9000- bfflnd 0f 10011-
Bob Richards, Dick Rittel, Adam In the last game, before the Christ-
Sterling, Don Slye, Harold Saltzman, mas holidays, Lincoln was host to
and Wilbur Warburton. Valley Iunction and blemished their
Cogch l-lofi-Tis loses the following conference record by losing 23 to 20.
l00YS Gt mld'Y90fT Qf0dU0Ii01'13 l0l'1U Scoring a basket in the last fifteen
AI'1dG1'SOI'l, Bob Ccifflp, Bob RlChUfdS, Seccnds of the gclfne East Won Q
Und Wilbur W0TbUfI0U- hard fought city series battle from
Lincoln opened the season against Lincoln 20 to l9. Earl Rodine's bas-
Minburn and lost a thrilling game l ket was the climax to a thrilling
by the score of I7 to IB. There were I game in Which the lead changed
no individual stars of the game CQACH HARRIS often.
Lynx Team Shootin I-Ilgh , 452
Have their eye on the basket . . .
Back row: left to right, Coach Harris, Ralph Mauro, Donald Slye, Dick Camp, Harold Saltzman, Iohn Anderson, First row: Iunior
Kenny, Bob Camp, Adam Sterling, Bob Richards, Wilbur Warburton.
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l937 BLOCKERS - TACKLERS - PUNTERS
THE season was rather successful by the fact that
the Lynx won a title-share in the South Central con-
half. Anderson and Stevens played best for Lincoln
while McGill led Roosevelt to victory.
Playing on a muddy field the Lynx were defeated
by North 20 to U. Lincoln was out-weighed and out-
played by the Polar Bears who had one of the best
teams in their school history.
The Railsplitters opened their season against
Ames at East high stadium and lost to the powerful
Ames eleven 37 to U. Ames was led to victory by
George Underwood, fleet back, while Anderson and
Rittel played well for Lincoln. Ames went on to
finish their season unbeaten. Dick Rittel, Lincoln
Captain, was injured in this game and was out of
the lineup for four weeks.
With a weeks rest under their belt the Lynx made
their South Central conference debut against Pella
at the East high field and won l8 to O. Slye, Andere
son, and Sterling led the Railsplitter attack while
Menning played best for Pella.
Opening their city series schedule against a heavy
Roosevelt team, Lincoln lost 33 to U. Holding Roose-
velt scoreless most of the first half, the Lynx faltered
under the onslaught of the Roughriders in the last
Forward Wall Growing Stronger
Traveling to Winterset for their second conference
game, Winterset was held to a scoreless tie by the
Railsplitters. Lincoln had the ball on their oppon-
ents' two yard line with only two minutes of the
game remaining, only to fumble on an off tackle
smash and lose their scoring chance.
Playing at lndianola on Armistice day before a
large homecoming crowd the Lynx played spirited
ball to gain a 6 to 6 tie. Rittel and Anderson in
the backfield and Sterling and Stevens in the line
starred for Lincoln while E. Zieke played best for
lndianola. This tie game gave Lincoln a tie for the
conference title with lndianola.
Look forward to '38 season . . .
Back row: left to right, Bob Karnes, lack Morgan, Albert Euhrer, Donald Rydberg, Bob Camp, Ladoit Stevens, Second row: P. I.
McCormick, Al Demonico, Vincent Pressutti, Sam Gillotti, Dick Camp, Maurice Burlingame, loe Uhlman, Coach Harris. Front row: Donald
Slye, Adam Sterling, lohn Anderson, Eugene Norman, Howard Trent, Buster Rodriguez, Billy Rumbah.
I8 ABBAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL ' DES MOINES, IOWA Q4-sw
Eirst Iunior Operetta Presented
Prove big success . . .
Back row: left to right, E. Graziano, I. Folsom, M. Munger, F. Pefferley, B. Gayer, D. Robbins, A. Elliott, I. Gillaspi, I. Comiskey, L, Hand,
T. Clark, I. Gillaspi, B, Graves, B. Nittler, Fi. York, M. Wright, B. Hunter, D. Newman, P. English, H. Tidball, B, Cordaro, L. Sandstroin, M.
Shoetfer, R. Rittel, B. Harlow, C. Holmes, B. Brown, F. Millard. Second row: V. Moore, B. Hardy, I.. Matson, I, Fosnaugh, I. Garrison, A. Ander-
son, M Schelles, E McGee, B Robbins. E t F. O'B t, P l B M l, d , C I. k L. B hr M. E
. . . irs row: rien, accompanis- ear . ape irecior- I. orvaro, Ien ins, o , aton,
R. Hutchins, E. Knotts, B. Davis, H. Mote, L. Ledlie, L. Orr, B. Thomas, B. Hague, E, Cantield,V. Sandstrom, D. McAfee, H. Holmes, H. Estes.
Sitting: l. George, M. Thomas, M. Underwood, D. King, P. Neel, G. Stolgren, V. Fisher, I. McFall, leads: B. Blunk, P. Bowers, I. Koul, M. Crawford,
R. Boss, E. Smith, E. Green, E. Harvey, P. Folsom.
SING A SONG OE SEWING MACHINES
UNBOLL the map of Lincoln High, close your eyes,
jab it with a pin and the chances are ten to one you
will strike one of the busiest spots in the building-
the Home Economics laboratory in 135. In short
every inch of that laboratory is part of a historic
battleground. Days may come and days may go,
but their machines go on foreverg at least from
early September they portray a season of violent
pleasures and surprising experiments for the re-
mainder of the school year. Tea towels and aprons
must be made for our lunch room ladies, junior and
senior assemblies must
be costumed, operas and
operettas hold an im-
portant place, parties are
made gay with colorful
costumes and yet, sad
but true, a dress for one-
self, a child's problem
a n d an occasional
Christmas project is to be
worked outg perhaps doll
clothes to delight some
little girl's heart, to say
nothing of the mending
of some trousers, dresses,
coats and hose, a button
here and there, a Senior
International Day of re-
nowned standing and a
.set of davenport covers to
make our stage more at-
tractive. Not much, yet it
all enters into the every-
day life of a Home Economist. But something should
be said for that charming group of girls We see
working long after 3:15, better known to us as cos-
tume girls. Mable Eaton with her squadron of nine
pink cheeked girls delve daily into the mysteries of
character building, their direct Work means that they
pick up any old material, a piece of tinfoil, a scrap
of paper, fiddle with it and see what happens. If
she is ingenious, something clever may happen, and
it will if she has been fortunate to secure a
place with this committee. At present, Bette McCul-
lough, Lorraine Downey,
Vera Blackford, Mary
Green, Iuanita Thomas,
Maxine Overholser, Betty
Samuel, and Buth Com'
iskey a r e numbered
among the chosen few.
At the close of this se-
mester 4U3 costumes will
have emerged forth to
challenge our p I a c e
among the school activi-
ties. Secretly praying
are they who are most
concerned, that a class
in costume Design may
be established to share
with us our stage de-
lights. Bon Travail Bien
Eait. Vive the Home
22 ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL ' DES MOINES, IOWA 24-5-4-
THE CAP AND GOWN PARADE
MONG the season of events encountered by the graduat-
ing seniors was the "Get-together" which was the grand
beginning of it all, Cadle Pettet's tiny but prolific tin Iazz
tunesl horn proved an instrument of worth, because he kept
everyone tripping the light fantastic with gay and carefree
Of course, the election of class officers was exciting for the
group of jubilant seniors who selected the people they felt
were most capable. And soon came the grand day when
the Ftailsplitter carried the streamer announcing Gerald Mil-
ler as the class president.
The story in the same issue told of the election of the
other class officers: Robert Camp, vice president, Helen Hull,
secretary, and Roy Sandin, treasurer. Weren't we proud of
our unanimous choicel
Another party was chalked up on the seniors' calendar of
events when the informal came along and found many
senior boys learning to dance, or better, improving their
frivolous steps. While the boys were thus engaged, the girls
planned attire that was nothing short of stunning.
International Day followed closely this informal affair. The
day where the lively imaginations of this winter assemblage
of graduates ran riot with unusual and bewildering results.
Countries and people of renown were well represented.
Between these outstanding events such as, the Senior elec-
tion and International Day there were innumerable little
things that happened that made the Senior semester a great
deal more interesting and impressive than the other se-
mesters in high school. There were pictures to be taken,
cards to be printed, jewelry to be selected and announce-
ments to be mailed,
No slight occasion was the Formal, which was att-ended
by a large group of senior, alumni, and other high school
students who were invited guests. Dancing under colored
lights in a beautifully decorated room and to the music of the
A, L. H. S. orchestra everyone gave the appearance of nota-
bles fclass notablesl,
And then the banquet where music, food, and gaiety made
even the dullest gasp with delight. The girls in their glitter-
ing formals appeared "chic" with their well groomed escorts,
fthe senior boysl. With Billy Gale as toastmaster, a group of
classmates were called upon to propose toasts and the
Ianuary Class Banquet proved a tremendous success,
But the grandest, biggest thrill of all our lives came when,
in answer to our name, we walked across the platform to
receive our diplomas. As we gazed into tthe sea of faces
swimming before us, we realized while a sob caught in our
throats that we were one of them-no longer an active Lin-
colnite-the Cap and Gown Parade had come to a final,
dignified, eventful conclusion.
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THE Ianuary, l938, class may be a pretty small class, but
it sure doesn't take very many people to make a good
can happen in this class. To prove it,
that William E. Gale, better known as
time, and anything
would you believe
Billy or "The Editor," and one of the most intelligent boys in
happy year and a half in kindergarten,
the school, spent a
and then flunked the first grade. "A bad beginning means
a good ending." Anything can happen.
Students at Lincoln High may have frequently seen a very
tall girl and a very short boy walking serenely down the
corridor. The girl is Iessie McAfee, the tallest l2A girly the
boy reigns the Kingdom of the Small under the name Bruno
Caligiuri. Katherine Manatt and Ruby Sharpless have the
honor of graduating at sixteen. Cadle Pettet and Frances
O'Brien are the wise old ones. Ladoit Stevens is the slowest,
and Mando Tonini is the quickest.
Gentlemen may prefer blondes. lf they do, here is a list of
eligible ones: lean Knouf, Margaret Coila LaBrash, Asta
Berg, and Bernice Burgess. The ladies have not such a wide
choice. The only gentlemen blondes are: Cadle Pettet, and
Hilmer Westergaard. Alack, and alas, however, there is not
a single redheaded lady in the class, and Victor Clarke has
the honor of being the only fiery-haired boyl There are num-
erous brunettes, but let suffice to say that Bruno Caligiuri,
Alma Fontanini, lames Dishon, lames Milligan, Theresa
DeFino, Robert Altomari, Bob Richards, Mary Mazza, Mary
Marturello, and Elizabeth Renzo, are the darkest ones.
As to talent-just take your choice. Singersl dancersl
pianistsl typistsl All are abundant: Bernice Burgess tickles
the ivories in a hot manner, Alma Fontanini elicits beautiful
classical music from the piano, Frances O'Brien is also a
pianist of note. lf it's rhythm you Want, just borrow the
"Swing lt High Boys"-Cadle Pettet and Harold Hayes. Billy
Gale is very capable of making "hill billy" music from his
pal, the harmonica. The "twinkle toes" of the class is lean
Knouf. Charles Mortale is the class loaier, and that profession
certainly takes talent, Bob "Dizzy Dean" Camp is runnerup
for the honor. You have probably seen these two stealing the
mystical forty winks at any time of day. Marguerite Mazzei
dramatizes short skits. The class is also well represented by
string instrument players. George Neff plays a guitar,
Frances O'Brien plays a cello, and Mary Louise Parish plays
the violin. lf you prefer a merry tune, take our advice and
listen to the future radio station W-E M-A-K-E G-O-O-D
M-U-S-I-C. You will hear Mary Woodman, Bernice Burgess,
Ann Guidicessi, Cadle Pettet, and Ruby Sharpless. Turning
to the business side of the class, you will want a good typist.
How about Mary Louise Parish, Alma Fontanini, Helen Hull,
lean Knouf, Pollyanna Rogerson, and Theresa DeFino.
Fun and laughter mingle with hard work and studyt?D in
this first-rate graduating class. The "silly-billies" are those
well-known fun provokers Lester Folwell, Harold Hayes,
Bill Lee, Charles Mortale, Cadle Pettet, and Howard "Spanky
However, there are some conscientious class members.
"The Professor" is probably the hardest worker. Oh, you
don't know him? Yes, you do. "The Professor" is Roy Sandin.
Another earnest fellow is Gerald Miller, class president.
Edith Ahern outraces the girls in perseverance.
Sportsl Ah, yes. Iohnny Anderson, Wilbur Warburton, Bob
Camp, and Bob Richards top the bill-board. Take your
choice. They're all good.
There you are, folksl lt's up to you. Take what you want,
lt's yours. lust don't ever say the lanuary, l938, Class hasn't
everything a class needs.
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24 ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL DES MOINES, IOWA
COACH Harold Iohnson, second team football and
junior track coach, came to Lincoln directly from
Phillips school of Des Moines.
Coach Iohnson has received degrees from Penn
College and the University of Iowa. At Penn he
majored in chemistry, and at Iowa in physiology
and physical education. Here Iohnson received let-
ters in basketball and football, and was a senior
His first coaching job came at State Center, Iowa,
l923. ln l925, as coach at Eagle Grove, he trained
a boy who won the state mile run, and from his foot-
ball team rose an all-state tackle, besides three boys
who received honorable mention.
Before coming to Des Moines, Iohnson coached at
Bosse High school at Evansville, Indiana.
What about junior track and football at Lincoln
next year? Many ninth grade boys were on the
team last year, and with the additional ninth grad-
ers this year Lincoln should have a fairly good sec-
ond football team, according to Coach Iohnson, but
track remains to be seen.
Lynx i'Swingers" Place
LINCOLN HIGHS well balanced golf team finished the fall
season with a third place in the state meet and a second
place in the city contest.
With but two weeks of practice Coach W. S. Morganthaler
and his clubsters journeyed to Iowa City to participate in the
state meet which was on the University of Iowa course. After
banging shots into a strong wind for l8 holes the Lynx squad
emerged in third place with a four man total of 354, Luti
Fontanini paced the Railsplitters with an 85. Roosevelt high
of Des Moines won first place honors with a total of 343 and
Franklin high of Cedar Rapids finished second with a 350
The Railsplitters again took up their war clubs on a cold,
wet morning in Oct. to play in the city meet which took place
on the lengthy Waveland slopes. Again they felt defeat at
the hands of Roosevelt and had to be satisfied with second
place. Third place was shared by East and North as neither
team had the required number of players,
Because of graduation, Bruno Caliguiri and Mando Tonini
will be absent from the squad next spring, Their loss will
be bolstered by the services of Caruso Fontanini and lack
Folsom, two boys who have seen plenty of the fairways.
Coach Morganthaler will have the same first four boys re-
turning, Luti Fontanini, Otto Mason, Dwayne Stebbins, and
Lloyd Tate, next spring. They are expected to be pushed to
the limit by Don Andriano and Harold Saltzrnan, who have
seen plenty of competition.
Congratulations Ian. '38 Grads!
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Iohnny Anderson: I-low do you like Codfish balls?
Margaret LaBrash: I don't know. I've never been
Mary Marturello: Why does a giraffe have such
a long neck?
Bill Lee: Look how far away his head is.
Marguerite Mazzei: Fools can ask questions that
wise men can't answer.
Billy Gale Cmournfullyl: Yeh. That's why I flunked
the first grade.
Iean Knouf: Is it dangerous to drive with one
Bob Camp: Yes, and more than one fellow who's
tried it has run into a church.
David Emery Clooking for helpl: I can't get these
problems. The teacher said something about find-
ing the greatest common divisor.
Ladoit Stevens: Why, they were looking for that
when I was a freshman.
Said Bill Cox to the waiter: We'll take a couple
of love-bug sandwiches.
Waiter: Love-bug sandwiches?
Bill Cox: Yeah, lettuce alone.
Elmer Tucker: Say, what do you mean by telling
everyone around the place that I was deaf and
Boy Sandin: I didn't say deaf.
26 ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL ' DES MOINES, IOWA 204-
As THE time in Lincoln high grows shorter and shorter, the
Ianuary '38 graduates find it necessary to make their last
will and testaments.
Edith Ahern wills her editorship of the Senior Railsplitter
to Leo Baker. Robert Altomari leaves his talent for photog-
raphy to Elmer Tucker. Dorothea Ames wills her cute coif-
fures to Earline Allen. Karl Anderson leaves his law studies
to Ioe Fazio.
Iohnny Anderson, Bob Richards, and Wilbur Warburton
will the bench which they have been warming at the basket-
ball games to Donald Slye, Dick Rittel, and Ralph Mauro,
who Will warm it after these three tornadoes have graduated.
Asta Berg leaves Lincoln High to the Iune, '38, graduating
class. Kathryn Beck wills her aptness for Cosmetology to the
prospective flirts of the Iune, '38, class.
Bernice Burgess leaves her la-de-dah to Wilma Reynolds
and Bob Mote. Bruno Caligiuri leaves his over-balanced
Senior budget to Dave Emery. Bob Camp wills his laziness
to his brother, Dick. Theresa DeEino wills her big, black
eyes Cno, she didn't get them in a fight-they're naturall to
Iames Daugherty leaves his inability to get sweet music
from his barbershop quartet to Bobby Thomas. Iames Dishon
leaves his heavy beard to lack Stevens. Violet Epps leaves
her long eyelashes to Maurine Simpson. Richard Evans wills
his wrestling ability to George Wyckoff. Lester Folwell
leaves his "rattle-t" to Chesley Waterman. Alma Fontanini
wills her musical talent to Burton Lenhart. Laura Fontanini
wills her husky voice to Esther Hughes.
Iohn Ford leaves his dressy appearance to Ello Nizzi.
Billy Gale says that he will give Art Nizzi his harmonica
if Arthur will give him the accordion.
Ann Giudicessi leaves her well-groomed appearance to
Marjorie Steen. Harold Hayes gives Kenny Smith a special
bundle of rhythm. Iames Hedges wills his shyness to Clara
Helen Hull leaves all of her boy friends to Mary Coppi.
Ellen Kirkman wills her susceptibility to popular maladies
to Iuanita Thomas. Virginia Knouf wills her sleepiness dur-
ing dates to Ruth Grange.
Margaret La Brash leaves her sunny disposition to Marie
Martz. Bill Lee wills his pep and the Big Apple Dance Cin-
cluding the slipping dance floorl to lack Faxel. Iames Lett
wills his wavy hair to Iohn Cooper.
Katharine Manatt leaves her babyish ways to Ann Cald-
well. Floyd. Martin wills his curly hair to Warren Cassel.
Mary Marturello wills her smallness to Betty Samuels. Mary
Mazza leaves her tininess and shortness to- Virginia Metten.
Rosemary Mazza wills her papa to Lincoln high school.
Marguerite Mazzei leaves her perseverance to Lloyd Tate.
Iessie McAfee wills her height to Myrna Ernst.
Betty McCullough leaves her sewing ability to Helen De-
lack Mefferd leaves his boxing ability to Sam Cataldo.
Henry Merkel wills his outstanding football ability to
Gerald Miller leaves his presidency of the Senior Class
and his excellent personality to Dick Rittel.
Iames Milligan wills his flatfeet to any Irishman with a
Charles Mortale leaves his ability to hunt rabbits feet to
George Neff leaves his guitar to George Sample who will
not, however, give Neff his banjo.
Ada Nuzum wills her g-ood humor to Iean Darnes.
Paul "Nuisance" Nuzum will take everything with him ex-
cept his ability to be a nuisance which he leaves to Bobby
Frances O'Brien wills the stage piano, for which she has a
deep affection, to Virginia Kolls and Norma Ferrari.
Maxine Overholser wondered what she has to will. How-
ever, she said that Buster Rodriguez can have her ability to
skip classes and get back in without being noticed,
Mary Louise Parish wills her vitality and her wonderful
personality to Howard Hougham.
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WHAT will the Ianuary 1988 graduating class be doing
ten years from today? Let us take a look into the future and
see for ourselves. Edith Ahern is now a famous reporter for
the New York Sun. Robert Altomari is engineer for the Rock
Island Railroad. Who is this well-known interior decorator?
Why it's none other than Dorothea Ames of the Ianuary '38
class. Karl Anderson has made a name for himself as a
criminal lawyer. Iohn Anderson, Robert Camp, Ladoit
Stevens and Wilbur Warburton are the 1947 star football
players. When we girls want our hair fixed for that dance
or party We will go to Asta Marie Berg or Kathryn Beck. An
all-girl orchestra will be led by Bernice Burgess with Ann
Giudicessi and Mary Woodman as the featured singers.
This class has its share of movie stars with Bruno Caligiuri
as Leo Carillo's runnerup and lean Knouf has taken Ginger
Roger's place as a dancer. Victor Clarke is the hunter for the
class. He brings home the bacon. Iames Daugherty is an
amateur photographer and has won many prizes for his ex-
cellent pictures. Theresa DeFino is happily married and
works in the fruit market. Iames Dishon keeps himself busy
as an oil station attendant.
Violet Epps and Elizabeth Renzo are in Paris buying new
spring outfits on their round-the-world tour. Smooth sailing,
kids. Rose Mazza, Ellen Kirkman, and Mary Marturello are
now full-fledged stenographers. Richard Evans and Lester
Folwell are on the ocean blue with the Navy. The concert-
pianist from this class is Alma Fontanini. Laura Fontanini
poses for the Cosmopolitan magazine. Iohn Ford, Charles
Mortale, and Victor Pedersen are all managers of hotels in
Omaha, Denver and Boston respectively. Billy Gale is an ex-
pert accountant but during his spare time draws signs for
his firm and also writes publicity for the firm in the local
newspapers. Some work, what?
Harold Hayes and Cadle Pettet are in vaudeville putting
on a novelty act that is really good. Iames Hedges is ac-
countant for Macey's in New York City. Iessie McAfee, Helen
Hull, Mary Mazza, Katharine Manatt, and Pollyanna Roger-
son are all private secretaries to well-known men in the
city. Margaret LaBrash wants a ranch of her own in the
wild and woolly West land maybe a handsome cowboy?l.
Iames Lett and Henry Merkel will draw our future house
plans. The ministers for the lanuary 1948 class will be Floyd
Martin and lack Mefferd. Marguerite Mazzei is now a well-
known author and won the Pulitzer prize in 1947 for the best
novel. Bette lane McCullough is now a rnodiste. George
Neff is playing the guitar with a cowboy quartet. Ada
Nuzum, Eva May Rector, Floyd Tripe, and Howard Warrell
are high pressure salesmen. Paul Nuzum is on a 160 acre
farm really working. Frances O'Brien teaches 'cello but is
also a well-known pianist. Station LID, Bob Richards, sports
announcer. Gerald Miller and Roy Sandin will cure our ills
as they have entered the doctor's profession. Maxine Over-
holser is a nurse and will assist the doctors. Mary Louise
Parish is now professor of Drama at Northwestern University,
Ruby Sharpless is now completing her tenth year of col-
lege. Mando Tonini is the lawyer for the State of Iowa.
Hilmer Westergaard is a bookkeeper. Iames Milligan and
Bill Lee are "Riding the range." In other words they are
28 ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL ' DES MOINES, IOWA Es'
Engel Promotes Music Interest
FREDERICK E. ENGEL, head of the music depart-
ment at Abraham Lincoln High School, came to Lin-
coln in 1930 finding a band of 16 members and a
choir of 26.
Having received a B.A. degree from North Central
college and M.A. from Syracuse university, Mr.
Engel's knowledge of music has been further aug-
mented from the following institutions: Sherwood
Music school in Chicago where he was instructed in
band conducting, Bush Conservatory, also in Chi-
cago, for orchestra conducting: Northwestern uni'
versity, choir conducting, University of Wisconsin,
music appreciation, and Christiansen Choral school,
for choir work.
Through his Comprehensive study, and actual ex-
perience in dealing with talented musicians, Mr.
Engel has promoted the music department to the
peak of 60 choir students, 70 in the band, and 55 in
Some of the successful productions presented by
Mr. Engel and his students are the annual Hilarities,
the opera "Martha", "Chimes of Normandy", in l937,
and this year "The Mikado". The presentation of
these operas, rarely found in high schools, has
brought to Lincoln a distinction in music not only
locally, but throughout Iowa.
Numerous individuals have been awarded su-
perior and excellent rating through F. E. Engel's be-
lief in hard and conscientious study.
Seniors of the Ianuary, l938, graduating class
leaving the music division of the school are Harold
Hayes from the band and Frances O'Brien from or-
chestra. These seven seniors will leave the A Cap-
pella choir this semester: Bernice Burgess, Alma
Fontanini, Ann Giudicessi, Harold Hayes, Charles
Mortale, Cadle Pettet, and Mary Woodman.
To the orchestra:
I do not know what I was playing,
Or what I was dreaming then,
But I struck one chord of music
Like the sound of a great Amen.-Lost Chord.
CContinued from page 261
Victor Pedersen wants to get rid of his talent for me-
chanical drawing so he will toss it to Roy Mortimore who
must catch as catch can.
Cadle Pettet wills those big, blue eyes and his little horn
to David Emery.
Eva Rector wills her timidity to Kay Fisher.
Elizabeth Renzo leaves her pretty black hair to Vivian
Pollyanna Rogerson wills her sweetness and femininity to
Ladoit Stevens wills his powerful physique and big
muscles to Mando Oliver.
Mando Tonini leaves his dancing to Iunior Kinney.
Floyd Tripe leaves his ability to do less in more time than
anybody in the Senior class to Louis Dividdio.
Howard "Spanky McFarland" Warrell wills his baby
face to Bill ltumbaugh.
Hilmer Westergaard leaves his timidity and quiet ways to
Mary Woodman leaves her art to Lester Hughes.
Ruby Sharpless wills her southern accent to Mrs. Bauder.
Roy Sandin wills his typing ability to George Brownbridge.
P. S. Victor Clarke leaves his beautiful auburn hair to
Betty Davis. ,
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Dramatic Department Proves Popular
AU DIE N c E si Lights! ces-
tumesl Action! These four small
words spell a world of thrills and
excitement. Drama will always
stand for a life ever fascinating
and ever new. There is some-
thing magic about the stage.
The thought of it gives you a
vivid picture of an evening per-
formance. The curtains are
closed, the audience in a gay Y i
mood waits expectantly, sud-
denly, the house lights go out, stage lights appear
and the curtains slowly openl
Of all professions in the world, perhaps none has
as much appeal and attraction as acting. No matter
what you now plan to do, sometime or other you
have probably had the desire to be an actor or act-
ress, to be a smiling radiant Cinderella or a brave
tall hero, with footlights and a sea of faces glaring
up at you.
The above reaction to drama may account for Lin-
coln High school's large dramatic and speech en-
rollment. Most students studing drama and speech
will probably not be another Barrymore or a great
public speaker. But it is the wish of Vesper Price,
dramatic instructor, to help every one of her stu-
dents to speak clearly, and slowly, become a good
conversationalist, and to speak before a group when
called upon with as little self-consciousness as pos-
sible. To accomplish this the classroom is kept as
informal as possible without disturbing the regular
quiet and order.
Lincoln's dramatic students not only study and
learn to appreciate good drama, but also have the
opportunity to put on a real stage production twice
a year and sometimes more. This semester's play
was "A Murder Has Been Arranged," besides other
small one-act plays given for different occasions.
Speech students are chosen to introduce speakers
for assemblies and to talk to home rooms whenever
the need arises.
This semester a make-up crew has been selected
from the beginning dramatic class to assist with all
school productions, including drama and music.
Early this year our auditorium was repaired, re-
decorated, and made soundproof. The stage has
also been equipped with eight new baby spotlights
and two tormenters. These are two curtains, which
are hung near the center of the stage between the
back and front curtains. They may be pulled when-
ever a smaller background is required. Candy is
now being sold after school to raise money for a
Public Address system.
All this about drama reminds one of what Shake-
speare said, "All the world's a stage, and all the
men and women merely players."
30 ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL ' DES MOINES, IOWA 2-'bfi
Increasing Demand for Business Students
AMERICA is becoming more and more conscious
of the necessity for special and thorough training
of people entering into the commercial field. This
fact is evident by the George-Deen Act recently
passed by Congress, which allows certain definite
aid to schools for the training of students through
cooperative part time classes and also in service
training for those now in distributive occupations.
Des Moines is Iowa's center of commerce and in-
dustry and there is an ever increasing demand for
individuals specializing in any of the various
Lincoln High school's commercial department of-
fers courses in salesmanship, merchandising, book-
keeping and accounting, commercial law, business
arithmetic, typing, shorthand, business correspond-
ence, business training and commercial geography.
Many students, after completing any of these
courses, acquire positions with local firms without
additional schooling after graduation.
There are several outstanding business schools in
Des Moines, which offer further training, signifying
that the trend of the modern business world, as a
whole, is towards a thorough training of persons
engaging in commercial vocations.
Donald Slye, senior B student, will be the editor
of "The Railsplitteru during the l938 spring semester,
according to the recent election by the Lincoln High
school Board of Publications.
Eligibility was based on scholarship, leadership,
service and character. Slye was a member of the
National Honor Society and was editor of the
"Greenhorn" issue of "The Railsplitteru while in
journalism. Donald is active in various sports in-
cluding football, basketball, and track.
"The Railsplitter" usually comes out every other
week, and from six to eight issues are published
each semester. In preparing an issue, all sources of
news ideas are worked out first. News stories are
then written up and handed in, copy readers check
errors, and finally head lines are made. The written
material is sent to the printer who sets up the com-
position in type. The printer makes his proofs of
stories and advertisements, and the four pages are
finally set up.
Pages are then sent back to the printer who pub-
lishes the amount of papers according to circulation.
The papers usually arrive at 8 o'clock on a Tues-
day morning when they are distributed. After all is
done-the staff is ready to begin another edition.
Other staff positions yet to be filled are: associate
editor, executive editor, fourth page editor, sports
editor, copy editor, society editor, alumni editor, li-
brarian, publicity manager for Register and Tribune,
Merchants Messenger, Plain Talk and American
Citizen, staff artist, business manager, circulation
manager, advertising manager, assistant advertis-
ing manager, advertising salesman, and engraver.
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IANUARY '38 CLASS
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Mr. Caligiuri: Son, who taught you that naughty
Bruno Caligiuri: Santa Claus.
Mr. Caligiuri: Santa Claus?
Bruno Caligiuri: Sure, when he tripped over my
bed Christmas morning.
Bob Richards: I-Iey, Charlie, let's cut classes and
take in a movie.
Charles Mortale: I can't, fella. I need the sleep.
Dorothea Ames Was visiting places of historical
interest in the East. She was shown the spot on
which a hero fell. "I don't wonder," she remarked.
"It's so slippery, I nearly fell myself."
Victor Clarke: You've been Watching me for three
hours. Why don't you try fishing yourself?
Iohn Ford: I ain't got the patience.
Standing before Lester FolWell's car:
I-Ielen I-Iull: Whats that on the front bumper, a
Bernice Burgess: Oh, nol that's a pedestrian.
Howard Warrell: You've got to hand it to Venus
Alma Fontanini: Why?
Howard Warrell: How else would she get it?
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ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL ' DES MOINES IOWA 2 3
"ULD MAIN" Welcome
The Mid-Semester Grads
Stay At Home
ATTEND DRAKE UNIVERSITY
It is great fun to stay at home and go to college
at the same time. Especially when that college is
Drake University, the friendly school with all the ad-
vantages of a Wide and varied curricula and excelf
You can combine the advantages of an excellent
education and the convenience of your own home
in the metropolitan center of Des Moines. A nice thing
about all this is, these obvious advantages all add
up to a comparatively small sum in dollars and cents.
Registration Jan. 31 - Feb. 1
There is no need to Wait until fall to start that
college career which will put you on the Wide road to
success. Get ahead of the crowd by starting the
spring semester. It is just as easy to start at the mid-
semester. Freshman courses are complete and reg-
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For Further Information
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