Abraham Lincoln High School - Railsplitter Yearbook (Des Moines, IA)
- Class of 1939
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SENIOR RAILSPLITTER-JANUARY 1939
ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL- DES MOINES
ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL 0 DES MOINES IOWA
NEW YEAR . . . Commencement . . . May
time coming up unfold a life full ofservice and
living experience as definite and exact as this
AARON C. HUTCHENS, Principal
WIE are sorry to see you go, accept our best
Wishes. You will find that diligent preparation
and study mean more to you than mere gradua
A S YOU leave this school, may you take with
you the scientific method of thinking. Weigh,
measure and test in order that you may achieve
true knowledge, openness of mind and a desire
for free exchange of opinion.
SENIOR RAILSPLITTER 0 IANUARY, 1939 'Ir ul' 3
Lincoln High Faculty
Always "Ready, Willing and Able" to help the students are:
BACK ROW: Ada B. Tippett, Odessa Farley, B. Pearl Mapel, Margaret C. Hurd, Emily Scanlan, N, H, Weeks, Lorin H. Graaf, Harold Iohnson
Carl G, Harris, Milton. M. Gerhart, I. R. Anderson, Emmett I, Hasty, Herman L. Christiansen. SECOND ROW: Amy R. Coventry, Ieannetle Lewis
Winiirecl Linquist, Vida B. Hall, Vesper Price, Mable Robbins, W. H. Bragonier, Herbert A. Grabau, Herman D. Eiclcelbergr, Modesta M. Barlonl
FRONT ROW. Beatrice Keller, Ethel Gardner, Helen A. Dunkelberg, Mary lean Calvert, Geraldine Scholiield, Goldie A. Arnold, Francis W. Sharratt,
George Chatrnan, Henry E. Sanders, Virgil C. Graham, Marjorie McFarland.
"WERE LOYAL TO YOU LINCOLN HIGH"
ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL DES MOINES IOWA
SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS
IOHN RICHARD MORGAN . . .
President of the Ianuary l939 senior clclss, he is known
to all his friends as "Iack". He entered Lincoln high
from Park Avenue school in 7B.
lack has participated in all kinds ot sports since grade
school days, being captain of the soccer team at Park
Avenue. He received an AL monogram in junior high
for intramural sports, and an ALHS monogram in senior
high for football,
Iack is of a quiet nature, and has a very pleasing
He was sports editor on the Senior Railsplitter staff,
and assistant sports editor on the regular Railsplitter.
When asked what he wanted to do when he gets out
of school, he replied: "I'd like to go into business ior
DORIS SHORT . . .
A. PAUL MORRIS . . .
Paul, vice-president of the senior class, is the bashful
lad who entered Lincoln high six years ago from Park
Although Paul is very studious, he is also interested
in sports, having participated in intramural sports in
junior high, for which he received an AL monogram,
and basketball in senior high.
He may go to college, or he may go into some busi-
ness in the salesrnanship line, such as insurance.
Secretary of the senior class, Doris entered Lincoln
high from Howe Elementary school in Ianuary, 1933.
"Shortie," whose nickname suits her well, is one of
the most popular girls in the senior class. She was
chosen to pose for the Younker ad in the Senior Rail-
Doris was society editor for the regular Railsplitter,
and had charge of the directory tor the Senior Rail-
She was the originator of the idea to have a girls'
pep squad this semester.
Her main ambition is to be an air stewardess.
MARION A. KING . . .
like very much to be an electrical engineer
Treasurer of the senior class, he can always be found
where there'5 money loose, for during his high school
years he has been cafeteria cashier and has sold tickets
to all the basketball games as well as being class
He hasn't gone out for sports in school, but camping
canoeing, and bicycling are his hobbies. He also holds
the rank of Life Scout in the Boy Scout organization
He entered Lincoln high from Maple Grove ele
As to his plans for the future, Marion says he would
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KATHRYNE S, AUGUSTINE
LEO L. BAKER
MAXINE E. BROWN
MARY D. COBURN
LLOYD A. DIMMITT
CHARLES G. EILBERT
MARY IANE ERICKSON
CARL I. FRISCH
SHIRLEY E. GALENBECK
THEODORE A. BARKER
MARY T. COPPI
AL D. DOMANICO
IACK M. DONALDSON
IEANNE L. FARSON
FRANK W. GIANNOBULE
MARIAN L. GILLASPY
ROBERT H. HERRIG
MARY ANN HUTCHINGS
MARION A. KING
MARY MARIE LAWSON
MARGARET M. LOCKE
IOHN R. MORGAN
DORIS M. MORLAN
EOLO R. NIZZI
BETTY I. OAKS
GLORIA V. PELLEGRINO
VINCENT M. PRESSUTTI
HELEN M. RICHARDS
ROBERT A. ROBINSON
MARIORIE M. LeCOCQ
VIRGINIA R. LIGGINS
IOHN F. MASON, IR.
HELYN G. MCCONKEY
PAUL A. MORRIS
DORIS I. NEWBANKS
MARY M. PALMER
ROSE M. RENZO
WILMA L, REYNOLDS
GEORGE E. SAMPLE
NELLIE B. SPRAGG
SUSAN A. STERRETT
HELEN I. STEVEN
RUTH I. STRADTMAN
NORMA I. TURNER
CHESLEY B. WATERMAN
IOSEPHINE E. WO
HELEN L. YAKISH
CATHERINE M. TANTILLO
N. MARTIN WOODFORD
We are leaving a place very dear to our hearts
Though We never admit it until We depart.
Six years have been spent in toil and play,
We've loved every minute, day after day.
lt's been rather bumpy at times, we'll admit,
But what would be life Without a few hits?
We'll miss all our friends and the faculty, too,
Even though they could make a "fella" feel blue.
It Was all for the best, We had to be taught,
When We would gyp and then Would get caughtg
We'd Worry and worry and then in the end
lt'd all come out right and We'd be happy again.
Oh, such Was life We all hold so dear,
When trouble would come and then disappear.
These times We will miss, but memories will stay,
Because the years spent here were ever so gay,
In the halls,.the office, the rooms and the pool,
Of our dear old Abraham Lincoln High School.
By Doris Short, Ian. '39.
8 'A' if ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL 0 DES MOINES, IOWA
KATHRYNE SELMA AUGUSTINE "Katie", Howe.
"Pleasant and prompt and willinq to do,
That is Katie through and through."
lunior Student Council 2, Treasurer 2, lunior Character Commission
l, Senior Student Council 5, 7, LaCurie Science Club 5, B, 7, Inter-
national Relation Club 5, 6, 7, Library Staff 6, 7, 8, Girl Reserve 5, 6,
7, Girls Athletic Association 5, Usher 7.
L. LEO BAKER "Bake", McKinley.
"The 1001, student at lunch and study periods."
Home Room President 2, Football 3, Basketball 6, Hall Committee B.
THEODORE BARKER "Ted", Park Avenue.
"Did you ever see Ted as Gloomy Gus?
If you have. you surpass the rest of us."
Golf 5, 6, Stamp Club 2, Scribblers Club 2.
LAVERA BARNES "Toby", Vlfoodrow Wilson lunior High.
"Toby has lots of clothes and style,
And sparkling eyes, and a nice big smile.".
Railsplitter Saleswoman 8, Advertising Layout Senior Railsplitter Ianu-
ary '39, Formal Committee Chairman 8, Clothing Review 6, Hilarities
7, Girls Reserve 6, 7, 8.
E. MAXINE BROWN "Max", Maple Grove.
"Max has her own sweet way.
And keeps her friends from day to day."
lunior Student Council l, 2, Alumni Editor Greenhorn 7, Alumni Editor
Railsplitter 8, Glossy Editor Senior Railsplitter Ianuary '39, I.H.S.P.A.
Convention Ames, Iowa, 8, Girls Athletic Association 3, Courtesy
Club 2, President 2, Handcraft Club 1, 2, Study Club l.
MARY D. COBURN "Deed", Maple Grove.
"Stand up, everybody, and give a cheer.
For Deed, the lively and gay is here."
Librarian, Merchant-News Reporter 7, Librarian Railsplitter 8, Iden-
tification Senior Railsplitter lanuary '39, Informal Committee Chairman
8, Girls Reserve 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Pep Squad 3, 8, Clothing Review 5.
VIRGINIA COHRON "Gin", Maple Grove.
"Happy-go-lucky, in addition to knowledge,
Is Gin's formula for entrance to college."
lunior Student Council 2, Senior Student Council 8, Library Staff
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Girls Reserve 4, Leaders Club 4, 5, 6, 7, Girls Athletic
Association 5, 6, 7, 8, G.A.A. Numeral 5, G.A.A. Monogram b, Inter-
national Relations Club 3, Associate Editor Greenhorn 7, Associate
Editor Railsplitter 8, Co-Editor Senior Railsplitter '39, Drake journal-
ism Clinic 7, I.H.S.P.A. Convention Ames, Iowa, 8, Baccalaureate and
Commencement Committee Chairman 8, Basketball Playday 4, Base-
ball Playday 7, All-City Student Council Conference 8.
MARY THERESA COPPI, Maple Grove.
"What rhymes with petite?-Sweet."
Girls Athletic Association 5, 5, 7, 8, Girls Reserve 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
IEAN DARNES "Trink", Park Avenue.
"A beautiful blonde horn a perfect mold,
Trink's hair and heart are both made oi gold."
lunior Student Council 2, Senior Student Council 6, 7, 8, All-City
Council Conference 6, 8, Homeroom President 1, Girls Golf Team 4,
5, 6, 7, A.L.H.S. Monogram 7, Porpoise Club 5, 6. 7, 8, All-City Play-
day 4, Activity Book Staff 5, 6, 4th Page Editor Greenhorn 7, 4th
Page Editor Railsplitter 8, Co'Editor Senior Railsplitter '39, Drake
Iournalism Clinic 7, I.H.S.P.A. Convention Ames, Iowa, 8.
LLOYD ALLEN DIlVIlVl1'l'T "Diek", Howe.
"Disk is a handsome boy debonair: .
Also a sportsmen popular and fair."
Football 4, 6, 8. A.L. 4, A,l...H.S. 5, Football Club l, Z, Sports Editor
Greenhorn 7, Sports Editor Railsplitter 8, Co-Sports Editor Senior
AL. D. DOMANICO "Iumbo", Park Avenue.
"None but himself can be his parallel."
lunior Student Council 2, Homeroom President 2, 4, Hi-Y Club 4,
5, 6, 7, 8, Archery Club 1, 2, President 2, Football 4, 6, 8, Monogram
4, 6, 8, Basketball 5, Monogram 5, Track 5, lunior Track l, 2, lunior
Swimming 1, 2, lunior Homeroom Monogram 2.
IACK MARVIN DONALDSON "Donaldson", Park Avenue.
"All the day he ramps and plays,
Then at the end crams and prays,"
Swimming 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, Monogram 8, Life Saving Club 8, Art Club
8, Stage Crew l, 2, 3, 7, 8.
CHARLES G. EILBERT "Chuck", Howe.
"The famed Clark Gable and Myrna Loy.
Have nothing on Susan and this boy."
Engraver Greenhorn 7.
MARY IANE ERICKSON, North.
"Somewhat quiet, somewhat shy:
But there's a promise of fun within her eyes."
Exchange Editor Greenhorn 7, Exchange Editor Railsplitter 8,
IEANNE LOUISE FARSON, Maple Grove.
"Ieanne has those curly locks so blonde,
Of which so many seem quite fond."
lunior Character Conference 1, Opera "Martha" 4, Chorus 4, Clothing
Jossm r'Az1o "Ice", st. Anthony.
"When the fire drill ends-where is Ice?"
CARL I. FRISCH, Dowling.
"Never do tomorrow what you can put oft till the next day."
SHIRLEY ELIZABETH GALENBECK "Tiny", Park Avenue.
"Tiny of stature, but great of heart."
Service Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, All-City Orchestra 4, Choir l, Opera
"Martha" 4, Girls Reserve 7, 8.
W. FRANK GIANNOBULE "Go-bubble", Park Avenue.
"Ou: little Go-hubble's always so cheery,
It's little wonder she calls him deary."
lunior Character Commission l, 2, Football 8, Basketball 6, 7, A.L.
Monogram 2, Get-To-Gether Committee Chairman 8, lunior lournalism
Sponsor 7, Staff Artist Greenhorn 7, Railsplitter 8, and Senior Rail-
splitter Ianuary '39.
MARIAN L. GILLASPY, Howe.
"Speech is great,
Silence is greater."
A Cappella Choir 5, B, 7, 8, Opera "Martha" 4, "Chimes of Nor-
mandy" 6, "Mikado" 7,
RUTH GRANGE "Ginger", Park Avenue.
"With curly hair and dancing feet.
Ginger is hard to beat."
"Sun Up" 8, Science Club 5, Girls Reserve 6, 7, 8, Hilarities 7, Social
Dance Instructor 6, 7, 8, Square Dance Instructor 5, Pep Squad 8,
lunior Dramatic Club Instructor 6.
LESTER HARVEY "Let", Maple Grove.
"Let is quiet and seldom seen,
But we think he would make a hit on the screen."
ROBERT HERMAN HERRIG "Bob", Maple Grove.
"It's a precious little thing called love, unless-you can better
account tor Bob's sleepinessl'
lunior Student Council l.
SENIOR RAILSPLITTER 0 IANUARY, 1939 'A' 'A' 9
MARY ANN HUTCHINGS "Hutch", Howe.
"Hutch is always up and doing.
She's there when big affairs are brewing."
Iunior Character Conference 1, 2, Senior Student Council 8, "In
Walked lirnrny" 5, "A Murder Has Been Arranged" 6, "Anne of
Green Gables" 7, "Chimes of Normandy" 6, "The Mikado" 7, A
Cappella Choir 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Girls Glee Club 3, 4, B, All-City
Choir 5, 7, School Vocal Contest 7, Hilarities 7, School Music Festival
3, 5, 7, lunior Choir l, 2, Nurses Staff 3, 4, 5, 7, President 7, Girls
Athletic Association 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Life Saving Club 3, 4, 5, B:
Dramatic Club I, 2: Personality Club Sponsor 7, Pep Squad 3,
A.L.H,S. Representative Des Moines Business and Professional
Women's Club Banquet 2, A.L.H.S. Representative Armistice Day
Conference 8, All-City Playday 3, Usher 7, Senior Class, Circulation
Committee Chairman 8, Parent Party Committee Chairman 8, Busi-
ness Manager Railsplitter 8, Circulation Manager Senior Railsplitter
Ian. '39, I.H.S.P.A. Convention Ames, Iowa, 8, Dramatic 1, Handi-
MARION A. KING. Maple Grove.
"King is a studious lad. you know.
We hope some day he will have it to show."
Senior Student Council 8, Treasurer Ian. '39 Class, Cafeteria Cashier
2, 3, 4.
MARY MARIE LAWSON. Maple Grove.
"Wanted: A fun loving lady and actress in one:
Why not see Mary Marie. whose enemies are none?"
Iunior Character Commission 2,'Senior Student Council 8, "Dust of
the Road" 4, "Tom Sawyer" 3, "Daddy Long Legs" 4, "Anne of
Green Gables" 7, lunior Actors Club Director 4, Girls Reserve 3, 4,
5, 6, 7, 8.
MARIORIE MAY LE COCQ. Park Avenue
"Marjorie is quiet. but always about.
So if you want her iust give a shout."
VIRGINIA ROSE LIGGINS. East.
"Virginia is quiet and sedate.
But now is that a harmful trait?"
M. MARGARET LOCKE "Mag", Park Avenue.
"As Mag in our hand does play.
We hope a musician she'll be some day."
Concert and Marching Band l, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Concert Orchestra
1, 4, 5, 7, Pit Orchestra 4, 5, 6, 7, A Cappella Choir 6, 7, 8, All-City
Orchestra 5, All-City Band 6, School Music Festival 3, 5, 7, "Chimes
of Normandy" 4, "Mikado" 6, Girls Woodwind Trio 5, All-City Music
Festival 1, 3, 5, 7, School Bassoon Music Contest 3-Excellent, 5-
Superior, Sub-District Music Contest 5-Superior: District Music Con-
test 5-Excellent, School Music Contest 7-Superior, Sub-District Music
Contest 7-Superior, District Music Contest 7-Excellent, School Vocal
Contest 7: All-Citv Chorus, Drake Relays Band l, 3. 5, 7, A.L.H.S.
Band Monogram 5, 7, "Naughty Marietta" B, Hilarities 7, National
Farm Association Convention 7, Music Editor Greenhorn 7, Music
Editor Railsplitter 8, Co-Music Editor Senior Railsplitter lan. '39,
N.S.P.A. Convention 6, Girls Athletic Association 3.
MARIE MARTZ "Pee Wee", Park Avenue.
"Pee Wee's good: Pee Wee's kind.
We also like her merry mind."
Iunior Character Commission 2, Senior Student Council 8, All-City
Student Council Conference 5, 8, Girls Golf Team 4, 5, 8, 7, Mono-
gram 7, Porpoise Club 5, 6, 7, 8, President 7, Activitv Book Staff 5,
6, Girls Reserve 5, 6, 7, Class Day Chairman 8, Co-Editor Greenhorn
7, Co-Editor Railsplitter 8, Picture Editor Senior Railsplitter Ian. '39,
Drake Iournalism Clinic 7, I.H.S.P.A, Convention Ames, Iowa, 8.
IOHN F. MASON. IR. "Mase", Park Avenue.
"Mase is a friend that is always there.
Whether it be rainy. whether it be fair."
HELYN GRACE MCCONKEY "Mac", Washington.
"Mac's pretty to walk with.
And witty to talk with."
Homeroom President 1, Library Staff 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, President 8, LaCurie
Science Club 6, International Relations Club 6, 7, Girls Athletic As-
sociation 3, Courtesy Club 2, Dramatic Club 1, Handicraft Club l,
Stamp Club 2, "Too Many Marys" 2, Opera Usher 7, Banquet Com-
mittee Chairman 8: Merchant-News Reporter 8, Co-Editorial Editor
Senior Railsplitter Ian, '39.
IOHN RICHARD MORGAN "lack", Park Avenue,
"President of our senior class was he.
A finer man than Morg. there certainly couldn't he."
Football 4, 6, 8, Monogram 4, 6, Intramural Sports l, 2, 100 points
1, 2, Football Club I, 2, Life Saving Club l, 2, President Senior Class
Ian. '39, Circulation Committee 8, Lead l2A Class 7, Assistant Sports
Editor Greenhorn 7, Assistant Sports Editor Senior Railsplitter 8, Co-
Sports Editor Senior Railsplitter Ian. '39. '
DORIS MARIE MORLAN "Dimples", Park Avenue.
"Doris has them here: Doris has them there:
She certainly knows how to get them to spare."
Senior Art Club 7, B, Pep Squad 8, Girls Reserve 3, 4, 5, B, 7, 8,
Clothing Review 5.
A. PAUL MORRIS. Park Avenue.
"Some day Paul will reap the cash.
If he's a leader in life as he was in our class."
Homeroom President 2, Vice-President Senior Class Ian. '39, Basket-
ball 6, 7, Athletic Club 2, Iunior Monogram 2.
DORIS I. NEWBANKS. Maple Grove.
"Doris is a worker.
She never was a shirker."
Iunior Student Council l, 2, Secretary 2, Office Staff S, 7, B, Cloth-
ing Review 5, Life Saving Club 5, String Ensemble 4-good, Opera
"Martha" 4, Glee Club l, 2, 3, 4, Pit Orchestra l, 2, 3, 4, Girls Re-
serve 5, 6, 7, 8.
EOLO RAY NIZZI. Maple Grove.
"Why do all the teachers pick on me?"
Senior Student Council 3, 4, I-Iorneroom President 5, Golf Team 3, 4,
5, 6, 7, B, Golf Meet 7, Circulation Manager Greenhorn 7, Railsplitter
B, Glossy Editor lanuary '39 Railsplitter.
ssrrv JEAN oitxs. North. '
"Boolrs' old foe. and boy's old friend.
Is sure. with her looks. to win out in the end."
Iunior Student Council 1, 2, Girls Glee Club l, 2, 3, Clothing Review
5, Science Club l, Glee Club I, Z, Sewing Club 1, 2, President 1, 2,
LaCurie Science 8, Hall Monitor 8.
NORMA O'BRIEN "Ieff", Park Avenue.
"Blessed are the little. for they shall become no smaller."
Band 5, 6, 7, 8, All-City Band 7, Marching Band 5, 6, 7, 8, Opera
Orchestra 7, Opera Chorus 5, 6, Concert Band 5, 6, 7, 8, Concert Or-
chestra 6, 7, 8.
MARY MARGARET PALMER "Cousin Mary", St. Iosephs
"Cousin Mary is pretty. Cousin Mary is nice.
Cousin Mary doesn't have to be looked at twice."
Iunior Character Commission 1, A Cappella Choir 3, 4, Music Festival
3: All-City Music Festival 3, Girls Glee Club 3, 4, LaCurie Science
Club 8, Scribblers Club I, 2, Handicraft Club l, 2, Girls Athletic As-
sociation 5, 6, 7, 8, Publicity Manager Greenhorn 7, Publicity Man-
ager Railsplitter 8, Co-Music Editor Senior Railsplitter january '39,
I.H.S.P.A. Convention Ames, Iowa, 8, Hall Monitor 6, 7.
GLORIA VICTORIA PELLEGRINO "Go-Go", Howe.
"Anna banana. la belle Savannah:-
Beats up the cook. and bangs the piano."
Iunior Student Council 2, Hall Monitor 5, 7.
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SENIOR DIRECTORY '
VINCENT MIKE PRESSUTTI. Howe.
"Vincent is the boy who picks up the books the girls drop."
Horneroom President 2, Football 2, 4, 6, 8, A.L.H.S. Monogram,
Archery Club l, 2, President 1.
ROSE MARIE RENZO, "Buckwheat", McKinley.
'To Winterset Buckwheat must go:
To laugh. and dance and see her beau."
Iunior Iournalisrn Sponsor 8, Iunior News Editor Railsplitter 8, Iunior
News Editor Greenhorn 7, Assistant Editorial Editor Senior Railsplitter
January '39, Dramatic Club 2, Handcratt Club 1, Study Club 2, Ger-
man Club 1, Girls Athletic Association 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Clothing Re-
view 4, Hall Monitor 7.
WILMA LORETTA REYNOLDS. Howe.
"ls that a fire way oi! there?
No, it's only 'Red' and her lovely hair."
Iunior Character Commission 2, Library Staff 7, 8, Girls Athletic As-
sociation 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, Girls Reserve 5, 7, 8, Clothing Review 4.
HELEN MARIORIE RICHARDS. Amos Hiatt.
"Helen left us for a little while.
But she's back again with her winning smile."
Library Staff 6, Art Club 6, Girls Athletic Association 4, 5, 6.
ROBERT ALLEN ROBINSON "Bob", Pine Grove.
'Bob's not a Spaniard. but he certainly can throw the bull.
Yet who is more popular?"
Co-Editor Greenhorn 7, Co-Editor Railsplitter 8, Business Manager
Senior Railsplitter Ianuary '39, Drake Journalism Clinic 7, I.H.S.P.A.
Convention Ames, Iowa, 8, International Day Committee Chairman 8,
Projectors League 5, B, 7, 8, President 8, "The Kelly Kid" 5, "ln
Walked Iimmy" 5, "The Mikado" 5.
DON RYDBERG. Washington.
"All great men are dead: I'm not feeling so good mysel!."
Homeroom President 2, Football 4, B, 8, Basketball 1, 3, 5, Football
Monogram 6, Archery Club l, 2, "Sun Up" 8.
GEORGE EDWARD SAMPLE. Park Avenue.
"George is always late to class:
We guess Leona is the lass."
Airplane Club 2, Archery Club 2.
DORIS SHORT "Shortie", Howe.
"A good sport and ready friend.
We'll remember Shortie to the end."
lunior Character Conference Z, Secretary Ianuary '39 Senior Class,
Homeroom President 8, Pep Squad 3, 8, Sponsor B, Girls Athletic As-
sociation 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Leaders Club 4, 5, Girls Reserve 3, 4, 5, 6,
7, 8, Office Staff 7, 8, All-City Playday 4, Clothing Review 5, Speakers
Bureau 8, Society Editor Greenhorn 7, Society Editor Railsplitter 8,
Directory Senior Railsplitter Ianuary '39, Iunior Iournalisrn Club
NELLIE B. SPRAGG. Park Avenue.
"The girls that are jealous are those that care.
About Nellie's lovely. curly. red hair."
Senior Student Council 7, Art Club 6, Style Show 3.
ARTHUR STAUDE "Art", Maple Grove.
"Art despite his diminutive size has mastered the art of mak-
SUSAN A. STERRETT "Sue", Howe.
"Sue's tresses are curly. her eyes are blue.
Her nature is sweet. and her blush is. too."
Senior Student Council 6, Hoineroorn' President 1, "Daddy Long
Legs" 5, "l'lilarities" B, Office Staff 5, 6, 7, 8, Lead l2A class 7, Girls
Reserve 5, 6, 7, 8.
HELEN IRENE STEVEN "Steve", Mciple Grove.
"Steve is quiet but yet a ready sport:
We all like her-she's a good sort."
Iunior Character Conference 1, "Chimes of Normandy" 4, Choir l,
2, Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, "Mikado" 7.
RUTH IEAN STRADTMAN "Ruby", Park Avenue.
"Ruby is smooth. and with such a line.
We're sure she'll get there ahead ol time."
Homeroom President 1, 2, Chairman Cap and Gown Committee 8,
Girls Athletic Association l, 2, 3, 4, 5, B, G.A.A. Numeral L, L,G.A.
Monogram, L.D.M. Monogram 1000 points, L.D.M. Monogram 1500
points, Tennis Team 1, 2, 3, 4, A.L.H.S. Monogram, Leaders Club
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, B, Porpoise Club 1, 2, Athletic Manager 1, 2, 3, Science
Club 1, Clothing Review 6.
CATHERINE MARIE TANTILLO "Tina", St. Anthony.
"Tina needs no eulogy: she speaks for herself."
Clothing Review 3, Leaders Club 1, 2, Girls Athletic Association 1,
2, Hall Monitor 6. 7.
LLOYD TATE. Park Avenue.
"Good old Lloyd: the man about town,
Always up when the sun goes down."
Iunior Character Conference 2, Golf 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Monograms
2 and 4, Basketball 3.
NORMA IOYCE TURNER. Maple Grove.
"Norma seldom seen to pout.
Because she is a darn good scout."
Art Club 5, 6, 7, 8, Leaders Club 7, B, Girls Athletic Association 6,
CHESLEY B. WATERMAN "Chesty", East High.
"I ain't so bright, but I sure ain't dumb.
So says 'Chet' who is never glurn.
Homeroorn President 1, Library Club 1, 2, Science Club 3, 4, Stage
Crew 6, 7, 8.
RUSSELL WEBER "Russ", McKinley.
"Russ never lets his school interfere with his education."
ROY WILHITE. Park Avenue.
"One of the handsome boys of the senior class.
Who among collar-ad men would surely pass."
Advertising Manager Greenhorn 7, Advertising Manager Railsplitter
8, Ad Salesman Senior Railsplitter Ianuary '39.
NOBLE MARTIN WOODFORD "Mart", Park Avenue.
"A Good Guy."
IOSEPHINE E. WOODYARD "Mickey", Park Avenue.
"Mickey is a darn good sport.
And acting seems to be her iorte."
"Anne of Green Gables" 7, Make-Up Crew 6, 7, S, High School Day
7, High School Day Broadcast 7, Member of Speakers Bureau 8, Girls
Reserve 8, Dramatic Club 2, German Club 1, Copy Editor of Green-
horn 7, Copy Editor of Railsplitter 8, Co-Editorial Editor Senior Rail-
splitter Ianuary '39.
HELEN LOUISE YAKISH "Chubbins", Park Avenue.
' "Chubbins is a girl of style.
Drop in boys for just a while."
Iunior Student Council 2, Character Conference 1, Band 1, 2, "Chimes
of Normandy" 5, Pit Orchestra l, 2, Marching Band 1, 2, Girls Re-
serve l, 2.
IOHN ZERONI "Iohnzie", McKinley.
"A fellow with a manly air: not so tall. but very square."
lunior Character Conference 2, Ad Collector Greenhorn 7.
SENIOR RAILSPLITTER 0 IANUAHY, 1939
Iournalism II Class
I2 'A' ir ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL 0 DES MOINES, IOWA
Senior Student Council
Senior leaders of student government are:
BACK ROW: Ray, Christensen, Strayer, Walsmith, Mason, Mr. Hutchens, Cohron, Pilrner, Martz, Lonergan, Ferrari, Tarn, Williams. SECOND
ROW: Roland, Camp, Estes, Wooclyard, Biddle, Riley, Hammer, Shatter, Hartman, Munger, Bloomquist. FRONT ROW: Guidicessi, Anderson,
Hutchings, Lawson, DeMarco, Broolfs, Dames, King, Thurow, Davis, Newton.
Iunior Character and Council
Setting standards in the junior school are:
BACK ROW. Mr. Hohl, Woods, Larson, lohnson, Sarasio, Miss Coventry, Perdue, Burlingame, Thomas, Keggly, Raymond, Wilson, Reed.
SECOND ROW: Lurie, Hayes, Foronato, Clark, Westergarcle, McClain, Bradley, Folsom, Neal, Rank, Doane, Harmon, Stanlield. FRONT ROW: loss,
Reynolds, Uhlman, Anderson, Iohnson, Olivev' ' Myers, Bianco, Mohler, Lineweaver, Manor, Clark.
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LaCurie Science Club
Scientists alter school hours:
BACK ROW: Nielson, Flatt, Bradish, Falkenhainer, Gray, Alber, Mr. Bragonier. SECOND ROW: Dunagan, Palmer, lrwin, Lidholm, McGlothlen,
Woodyard, Gillotti, A, Cartwright, Tam. FRONT ROW: Norton, Oaks, E. Cartwright, Paige, Cassettari, Lockart, Welsh.
"Service With a Smile" is the motto ol the following girls who serve on the Office. Nurse, and Library Stalls:
BACK ROW: Russell, Andrews, W att, Adair, Newbanks, Mrs. Arnold, Registrar: Bell, Ruston, Matthews., Ioss, Cohron, Lidholrri, Au ustine
Larson. SECOND ROW: Leone, Poiahl, Lillie, C. Reynolds, Buhrer, King, Miss Calvert, Stenographerg Mazzei, Hummer, Miss Linquist, Lignrarian
' ' ' ' Ad ' ' F. C i ' ht Manor, Dau hert , Norton, Short, Mayo, Sterrett
Patten, Falkenhamer, Kelley, McConkey. FRONT ROW. Mrs. Hall, Girls visor, ar wng ,, g y
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A. L. H. S. Band
Band members include:
CLARINETS: John Crevaro, Fraulis Knight, Blossom Robertson, Mary Davis, Harold Silcott, Ellaine McGee, Pacilico Cervetti. Florine Cain,
Donald Williams, Ellen Evans, Phillis I-lerker, Virginia Herker, Bill Roth, Arthur Smeadly, Lois Wrigfht, Bill Weisenburger. CORNETS: Dorothy
Graves, Mary Shrelller, Arlo Elliot, Alice Langenbuch, lack Curtis, Donald Tew, Ray Dershum. SAAOPHONESI Ray Phillips, Robert Ward, Dale
Pilmer, Ralph Page, Richard Reynolds, Abraham Lurie. BASSOONS: Margaret Locke, Thelma Clarke, Richard Fillman. FLUTES: Marjorie Miller,
Ianet Burnstedt, Dorothy Hummer, Tim Cassidy. TROMBONES: John Merkel, Robert Stevens, Richard Graham, Roland Giel, Ioe Gillespie, Charles
Tomkinson, Iohn Den Bor. BARITONE HORN : Rex Serber, Eugene Mettler, Harold Holmes. FRENCH HORNS: Esther Canfield, Lester Rohrer,
1-'rank Tomkinson, Robert Zumbrummen. BASSES: Virginia Flin, lack Bergstrom, Clarence Bronson, Bern Hague, Dean Enabnit, Robert Estes, Harry
Dunston. DRUMS: Carroll Talley, Robert Tomkinson, Ray Kent.
Lincoln High Chorus
Members ol the chorus are:
SOPRANOS: Mari'ean Brubaker, Rowena Cam bell, Marcella Cherry, Marian Durand, Ellen Evans, Elizabeth Fillingham, Marian Gillaspy, Dorothy
Hummer, Mary Ann Hutchings, Margaret Locke, Blanche Nittler, Virginia Parker, Phyllis Patten, Vera Pilrner, Blossom Robertson, Barbara Russell,
Clara Sharpless, Helen Steven, Doneta St. Iohn, Charlotte Thompson, Eloise Thompson, Betty Thurow. ALTOS: Dorothy Streitler, Fraulis Knight,
Alice Fields, Mildred McCormick, Mary Ausilio, Mar Davis, Constance Zapata, Marcella Adamson, Norma Ferrari, Ianet Burnstedt, Margaret Hartman,
Darlene Armel, Dorothy King, Virginia Flin, Doris Polan, Alice Langenbuch, Alleta Anderson. TENORS: Ioe Gilleiinie, Arlo Elliot, lohn Crevaro,
Richard Graham, Raymond Orr, Pacifico Cervetti. BASSES: Iohn Muse, Raymond Philli s, Arthur Srneadly, Harol Silcott, Tim Cassidy, Roland
Giel, Robert Ward, Carroll Talley, Lester Rohrer, Ray Kent, George Strayer, Robert Tomkinson, Albert Had ey.
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"Peggy and the Pirate" Cast
Those who took part in the Iunior Operetta which was given Dec. 1 and 2 are: Q
BACK ROW: Layton, Orr, Stevens, McConnell, Lurie, Marenario, Wright, Bellew, Newman, Pilmer, Zika, Ricelli, Pefferle, Curtis, Sanchez,
Fillingham, Dicer, Clark. THIRD ROW: Mrs. Mapel, Stevens, Sass, Robbins, Comito, Brehemy, Brooks, Delmedge, Phillips, Ostrem, Newman,
Hyde, Haynes, McNeely, Shielller, Alberg, Hunt, Turner, Ross, Uhlman, Hougham, Mapel, Fuger, McFall. SECOND ROW: Burnsted, Stoudy, Rum-
mans, Plemone, Abild, Clark, Gail, Bartlett, Hartman, King, Gustafson, Coady, lzzolina, Pattie, Hahn, McMann, Herker. FIRST ROW: Piert, Rayes,
'l'homas, Wallace, Perdue, Harlow, Harmon, Mitchell, Reed, Dyer.
Art and International Relations Clubs
Aspiring artists and foreign. diplomats from Lincoln high are:
BACK ROW: Donaldson, Donovan, Phillips, Martin, Cartmill, Coloney, Forman, Turner, Spragg, Mazzei, Watson, Lidholm, Rogers, Pervier
Arnodeo, Pierce, Hammer, Daugherty, Penske, Tam, Welsh. SECOND ROW: Maori, C. Kent, Cassettari, Collup, G. Matthews, Zapata, Woodgard
F. Buhrer, A. Cartwright, DeMarco, Steen, Scalise, Grate, Williams, Mortale. FRONT ROW: Miss Lewis, Casady, Lockhart, Mote, Wenger, R. ian-
nobule, tl. Cartwright, Guidicessi, Ruby, Couchman, Hutchens, Miss Quigley, Trindle, Borden, Campbell.
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ATHLETES + COACHES I FIGHTING TEAMS
HE Greeks believed
that a perfect body was
the greatest virtue of
mankind. Coach Carl G.
Harris and mdny boys at
Lincoln high follow this
belief by participating in
the various fields of
More Lincoln boys
than ever before turned
out for football last fall.
Adam Stirling, captain
of the team, won the
of the city for his
as an all-around
He was named
on the all-city
Our new stadium was
used this fall for the first time. Its inaugural game was the
Lincoln-Indianola game, this was followed by several first and
second team games.
The basketball team, under the supervision of Coach
Harris, started the season out with a bang by winning its
A. L. H. S. Football Team
first game from Valley high.
l Not to be forgotten, the second team
played exceptionally good basketball
this season, having won the first 4
games they played.
Seven of last year's nine letter men
are returning to the swimming team
this yedr. David Emery, who is now
on the All-American swimming team,
- and Ralph Figg, are the two who are
COACH GRAAF missing.
Winning their first meet against Boone at Boone 45-21,
Lincoln's swimmers started the season
out with a big splash. The team is
stronger in diving, backstroke, and
brecxststroke, although it is weaker in
the free style event.
Golf and tennis are two very pop-
ular sports at Lincoln, and the boys
on these teams have won several
awards for their merits.
The golf team, under the direction of
top in"the state cmd city meets. In 1937 Lincoln won the
state golf championship.
Mr. W. S. Morganthaler, is always on
They play the game "for the fun of it."
BACK ROW: Camp, Morris, Orr, Roland, Gilliam, Gillotti, B. Karnes, Coach Harris. SECOND ROW: McCormick, Beck, Peterson, Ligori,
Sheridan, Parks, Burlingame, Buhrer. FRONT ROW: Newton, York, C. Karnes, Anderson, Stirling, Gillotti, La Brash, Morgan, Nicolina.
SENIOR RAILSPLITTER 0 IANUARY, 1939 'lr if 17
GIRLS AND SPORTS
T is probably the Wish of every true '
Lincoln girl to some day wear a mono-
gram that she had earned herself.
There are three sources in our high
school by which the girls may earn
monograms. One way is by playing
tennis, another by playing golf and
third is through the G. A. A.
The G. A, A. is an organization of
girls Whose ambitions are to become
outstanding athletes. As an incentive COACH CRIPE
to this goal, points are given in different fields. This point
system is the basis of the G. A. A.
While it might seem easy to most people to earn a mono-
gram through G. A. A. it certainly is not because lots of
points have to be earned before a girl is given a mono-
grcrrn. G. A. A. girls put in hours and hours of hard work
before they are rewarded with ct monogram.
There are eight fields in which points may be earned and
Porpoise and Leaders Clubs
six of these fields must be earned. One of these is intra-
mural sports-school sports such as games or matches in
school. Another is outside activities such as ice skating,
roller skating, skiing, horseback riding, bicycle riding and
hiking. Another field includes service such as supervising
of games after and before school, working around the gym
and working in the gym office. All girls must have at least
a B Posture before they can get a monogram. They must
also get passing grades in their gym work.
The first G. A. A. monogram is called the m Numeral, To
receive this monogram a girl must have acquired 300 points.
The second monogram is the L. G. A. which is given to girls
with 500 points. The third is the All-City L. D. M. which is
given to the girls who have earned 1000 points. For each
500 points earned, thereafter, an L.D.M. monogram is given
with extra bars on it indicating each extra s or points.
There has been but one girl in the whole history of Lin-
coln high school who earned 2500 points. This honor was
given to Kathleen Lenius, a Iune '38 graduate,
Those girls who consider athletics one of their hobbies belong to these clubs:
'HBACK ROW: Palmer, Cartmill, Roberts, Adair,-Ponzelena, Colony, Martz, Larson, McCurnin, Clark, A. Cartwright, Dunagan, Bell, Casner.
bl:.L,OND ROW: Andrrano, D. Gaspari, Bertrand, Wilson, Lawes, Lenius, Cerretti, F. Buhrer, E. Soluri, Dames. FRONT ROW: T. Soluri, Armel,
Anama, A. Gaspari, Deaver, Martin, Cassettari, Brooks, Dysart, A. Gaspari, M. Buhrer.
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I unior Iournalism Club
Young but ambitious are these young journalists:
BACK ROW: Holmes, Coon Biddle Mason Lumley, Mr. Eickelberg Boylan Pervier, SECOND ROW: Gillotti Dunlap Wilson Comito Allsup
Miers, Renzo. FRONT ROW: Lurie, Anienucci, Clarke, Campbell, Neystiom, Aneinia, Bradish, Knouf, Hunsberger. I ' ' I '
I ournalism 1 Students
Next semester's paste-makers are:
BACK ROW: Keister, Comito, Randall, Gould, Christensen, Overholser, W. Robinson, Polen, Cartmill, Meier, Overman, Way, Fillingham
Kellogg, Parks. SECOND ROW: Kelleg, Thompson, Garlick, Newton, Robbins, Mason, Mazzei, Vestal, McCumin, Lusman, Lidholm, Pervier, Proper
lgominigo. FRONT ROW: Sharpless, ussell, Campbell, Roberts, Palmer, Miss McFarland, Miller, Stirling, Evans, E. Cartwright, Durand, Baldaro
'mit , ay.
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Proiectors League and Public Address Club
These boys run the movies and take care of the P. A. system:
BACK ROW: R. Robinson, Dickson, Grate, Armbrest, Gilliam, Mr. Bragonier. SECOND ROW: Casady, Munger, Gillotti, Karnes, Parks
Walsmith, Alber. FRONT ROW: Keister, B. I. Robinson, Davis, Evans, Lockhart, Welsh, DeMarco.
Setting stages, painting scenery, and making costumes. are some of the many duties ol:
BACK ROW: Bruce Mote, Donaldson, Mr. Gerhart Fisher, Price, Downey, Mr. Bragonier Alber. SECOND ROW: Morris Huxford, Emery
Sample, Gale, Miss Levfis, Miss Moroney, Keister, Howell. FRONT ROW: Davis, Fillingham, Gasperi, Durand, Evans, Grande, Fryman, Grate:
20 'A' 'lr ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL 0 DES MOINES, IOWA
Lloyd Dirnmill 5
Bob Robinson and Kay 7
Augustine ' 3
Kay Augustine 9
Shirley Galenbeck 10
Wilma Reynolds ll
Helen Yakish -
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"THE MARCH OF MUSIC"
MUSIC hath charms to soothe a savage breast,"
and is so essential in every life that we hesitate to
express its relation therein with words. Each and
every individual of the student body has an inward
pride in the music department and the acclaim and
honor it has brought to Lincoln high. Hand in hand
with this pride is the realization that for every gain
or triumph there must have been a multiple more of
Worry and hard work.
Mr. Frederick Engel, whose progressive ideas
were perhaps the back-bone of these strides, was
graduated from North Central College and Syracuse
University. He arrived at Lincoln in 1930 with the
sole purpose of promoting deserving musicians, and
has since proved that Lincoln has them. He has con-
verted the Lincoln music department from a small or-
ganization to a great institution, and practices many
schemes in the every-day development of students.
foremost of which is his maxim that individual re-
sponsibility is the very foundation of success.
Proof that order and method makes all things easy
is found in each of the music organizations. The in-
strumental division of the department is supervised
by a student, another student assumes full responsi-
bility of about S5000 worth of band properties. The
orchestra is conducted on a similar basis. The
chorus, also under the supervision of Mr. Engel,
exercises the same principles of responsibility, with
the addition of a court which consists of section lead-
ers who pass judgment on students who apparently
are not functioning to the best of their ability.
One of the most important events of the year for
the department is the formal concert in the spring,
during which the band and choir have guest con-
ductors. Following the custom of presenting an
operetta annually, this year's presentation will be
"Naughty Marietta." Then there are those ambas-
sadors of good will, the exchange concerts, started in
1934, between the city schools and Valley High.
The Lincoln dance band, a private branch of music
promoted by the students for experience alone,
maintains high standards in its interpretation of
popular music. Its members have been most gra-
cious in devoting their time for school social pro-
Graduates leaving the music department are:
Marian Gillaspy, Mary Ann Hutchings, Margaret
Locke, Mary Palmer, and Helen Steven.
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"MANKlND'S UNIVERSAL SPEECH"
ONCE again We take off our hats to the junior
music department, on this occasion, for its splendid
accomplishments in the operatic field.
'Sunbonnet Girl," the first operetta to be produced
by the junior music department, exceeded all ex-
pectations and was triumphantly followed this se-
mester with the presentation of "Peggy and The
Pirate," a most colorful and melodious exhibition of
Mrs. B. Pearl Mapel, who is a graduate of Drake
University and the Columbia School of Music and is
the instructor of the junior music department, has
done excellent work in both of the operettas.
When Mrs. Mapel came to Lincoln in October, 1933
there were no junior music organizations or ninth
grade classes. She now has two ninth grade classes
one of which is a mixed chorus club consisting of
fifty selected students who show above average
talent, the other available to anyone who wishes to
enroll. The chief object of the chorus club is the de-
velopment of good ensemble singing as well as solo-
ists and small vocal groups. lt was from this or-
ganization that the leads for both operettas were
selected. The remainder of the parts were chosen
from both classes.
In Mrs. Mapel's development of students she
stresses responsibility, character, and morale. She
also believes that once a boy's interest can be drawn
to music he is a most loyal and earnest devotee.
Also under the sponsorship of Mrs. Mapel is a
talent club which gives students a chance to de-
velop their special abilities in singing, dancing, and
any other form of entertainment. They have exer-
cised these talents on club, home room, and as-
sembly programs. Operating on the basis of a the-
atrical agency, the services of these young enter-
tainers are always available for home room and club
The students in the chorus club have accomplished
many desirable fetes and exchanged performances
with other junior high schools of Des Moines. ln the
near future they plan to present a program for the
City Federation of Clubs.
We can all take pride viewing the splendid prog-
ress of these talented juniors, we realize that they
will remain with the school for several years to
"Music is the true, universal speech of mankind."
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President Morgan's Address
WE are now ready to take another step upon the
next rung of the ladder of life. This advance is a
very important step, for upon it depends our suc-
cess. We find as we ascend this ladder that it be-
comes more narrow, the rungs are weaker, only in
exact places will it bear our weight. Therefore, we
must climb slowly, observe, and study each situation
carefully, so as not to make mistakes that will hold
During these years of our schooling, we, and we
alone, are responsible for the amount of education
we receive. If We have not taken advantage of this
opportunity, We are at fault, for opportunity knocks
Some of our characteristics are as important as
education and intelligence. Initiative, ability to push
forward, and confidence in ourselves that we will
make good our efforts, will prove helpful in conquer-
ing our tasks.
After our graduation, we should be able to esti-
mate further these qualities. For many of us will be
called upon to carry on in various Ways. Some plan
to go to college or business schools to improve our
education. Others will seek employment, and hope
to advance to higher positions. There also will be
problems at our homes that will keep coming be-
fore us that have to be solved. Cries for help will be
in vain, for others are busy overcoming their own
problems, and waiting for so-called lucky breaks is
a waste of time. Lucky breaks are made by the ones
who are the receivers.
We must overcome all these problems by our-
selves. Then and then only shall we receive credit,
for we are not likely to receive credit that someone
The graduates of Ianuary 1939 wish to express
their gratitude toward the faculty of Lincoln High
for their assistance in making us ready for our next
attempt to ascend higher on the ladder of life.
Class Song of the Class of Ianuary 1939
CTune: "Pocketful of Dreams"l
We're leaving Lincoln High
Yes it's time to say good-bye
Yet we've got our pockets full of schemes.
We'll miss the years spent here
To us they have all been dear
Yes we've got our pockets full of dreams.
We wouldn't take the wealth on Wall street
For these halls that we've all trod
And we calculate We'll meet our fate
And trust in God.
Lucky, lucky we
Trained by Lincoln's faculty
Yes we've got our pockets full of dreams.
By Iosephine Woodyard, Ianuary'39
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DRAMA scored its triumph to the
"nth" degree this semester when
the dramatic department saw its
aged dream realized in the pres-
entation of "Sun Up" by Lulu
Vollmer, under the direction of
Miss Vesper Price.
The breath-taking emotional
capabilities of all of those partici-
pating in the production hushed
the audiences and inflated the
student body with pride and re-
spect for the drama of their
Since lanuary, 1936 upon her arrival at Lincoln
I-Iigh, Miss Price had anticipated such a success in
heavy drama but never before had all of the proper
young dramatists been available. Careful selection
and shrewd judgment were necessary in choosing
the students appropriate for such characters and
Miss Price exercised excellent taste.
Those who built the set for "Sun Up" deserve a
pat on the back, too, for perhaps their finest and
most realistic piece of work. Not to be neglected
either was the skill of the scientists and musicians.
Students in the past year have been pioneering in
the field of drama and speech and have initiated
various new channels which might help to provide
a more interesting course.
In the drama classes not only have the students
given individual interpretations of various characters
but written their own script, studied the art of make-
up, developed facial expressions, written plays and
criticized those written by fellow students.
Dramatic students also have the opportunity of
exhibiting their talent in school assemblies. This se-
mester two one-act plays were given, "The Reverend
Peter Brice, Bachelor" and "A Christmas Carol."
This year the stage crew, scenic artists, public ad-
dress league, costume girls, make-up crew and elec-
tricians were organized into one staff and labeled
the production staff.
The speech classes have added an attraction to
their desirability this semester by providing an op-
portunity for each student to test the strength of his
voice over the public address system.
The objective of the speech department has been
primarily to develop the conversational abilities of
the student, therefore a major part of the work is
Miss Price enjoys seeing her speech classes as in-
formal as possible and believes this is the most ef-
fective method of promoting self-confidence.
All of those enrolling in drama and speech classes
cannot assume the leading roles in plays or give the
world's greatest oration but the poise and confidence
generated in such a course supply ample compensa-
tion in the development of the personality alone.
26 'lr il' ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL 0 DES MOINES, IOWA
THREE different instructors have supervised the
journalism classes during this semester.
Mr. Richard L. Daniels taught for the first three
weeks but resigned to take a position in Maywood,
111.5 next came the ever-faithful, Mrs. Alice M. Bauder
who supplied for about six weeksg finally, from
Columbia high school in South Orange, New Iersey,
came Miss Marjorie McFarland. Miss McFarland is
now teaching journalism and English at Lincoln high.
Five regular Railsplitters were published bi-
weekly by a staff of twenty students. The staff in-
cluded: co-editors, Marie Martz and Bob Robinsonp
associate editor, Virginia Cohrong sports editor, Lloyd
Dimmittg fourth page editor, Iean Dames.
The staff also included: assistant sports editor,
lack Morgang society editor, Doris Shortg copy editor,
Iosephine Woodyardg staff artist, Frank Giannobulep
Messenger News reporter, I-Ielyn McConkeyg alumni
editor, Maxine Brown, librarian, Mary D. Coburny
junior news editor, Rose Renzo, publicity manager,
Mary Palrnerg music editor, Margaret Loclceg and ex-
change editor, Mary lane Erickson.
The members of the business staff were: business
manager, Mary Ann Hutchingsg advertising manager,
Roy Wilhite, circulation manager, Eolo Nizzi, and ad
saleswoman, La Vera Barnes.
The Greenhorn edition, which was published May
17, 1938, under the direction of Mr. Henry E. Sanders,
who at that time was a cadet teacher from Drake
university and is now the study hall teacher at Lin-
coln high, was completely streamlined, even to the
extent of rocket headlines.
In October, when the first edition of the regular
Railsplitter was issued, under the supervision of Mr.
Richard L. Daniels, the paper was increased in size,
being four inches longer, and one column wider.
After the publication of the third issue the paper
returned to its original size.
At the last of the semester the class published the
During the semester eight students from the class
attended the lowa High School Press Association
convention at Ames, Iowa, Oct. 7, l938. Persons at-
tending were, Iean Darnes, Virginia Cohron, Mary
Palmer, Mary Ann Hutchings, Roy Wilhite, Maxine
Brown, Marie Martz and Bob Robinson. At this con-
ference the students entered contests and attended
group discussions having as their subjects phases
Iournalism not only gives its students a chance to
publish a paper but also gives them the opportunity
to learn to shoulder responsibilities and to meet and
cooperate with other people.
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Believe It Or Don't
IMAGINE Kathryne Augustine's embarrassment when she
fell over something behind the curtain on the stage when
doing a graceful folk dance to the tune of "Pop Goes the
Weasel," for cm assembly some time ago.
Theodore Barker should go to the Hawaiian Isles if his
ability to play the Hawaiian guitar means anything. Mary D.
Coburn used to be a regular little housemaid, considering
when she used to go over to her little playmate's house and
wash his dishes and comb his long curls.
Would you think by looking at Virginia Cohron now that
she'd throw sand into the eyes of a fellow-classmate? When
Mary Coppi was a little Cerl girl she used to make mud pies
and throw them at the cow across the way. When lean
Dctrnes fell head first down the stairs, she had an awful time
figuring out whether to bring her feet down to her head or
her head up to her feet in order to get out of the predicament.
Lloyd Dimmitt, when at Howe school, didn't like to play
the boys' games, so he went and played soccer with the little
girls. lack Donaldson seems to have quite a knack of imitat-
ing young "flirty" girls, judging from the performance he put
on at the 12B party. By the way, he carried off half the prize
for this impersonation.
When lean Parson baked her first cake her mother just let
her go ahead by herself, cmd a little later came to see how
she was getting along and what do you think? She had eaten
almost all of it herself, Did you know that Frank Giannobule
tried to sneak a girl fand himseltl into a local theater several
years ago? Frankiel CP. S. He was caught.l
Robert l-Ierrig never seems to get enough sleep, or else his
classes were awfully dull and boring. He had a nice nap
almost every day. And, Mary Ann Hutchings figured in a kid-
napping of a very young classmate when in lower grade
sghool. She made headlines then, and she's still making
Mary Marie Lawson could land still canl give a good imita-
tion of the "little bird thot sat on the roof of the cow shed and
scratched his neck." Remember? Margaret Locke tells us
that she used to get tives in conduct when in grade school.
Marie Martz had the honor of demonstrating how to gallop
llike a horsel to the rest of the second grade class at Park
Avenue school. They tell us that Helyn McConkey won cr
banner for a hula dance at a party. Whoops, my dear.
Imagine President Iohn Morgan a painted-up ilapper. That's
what he was at the 12B party, and he was the one to carry off
the other half of the prize. tThe prize had to be torn in two,
but it was only made of paper, with the Wording, "Miss Ianu-
ary l939."l Paul Morris had the rest of the class jealous of
him in Park Avenue when the teacher said he had the pret-
tiest, cleanest teeth in the class.
When Doris Newbanks and three other classmates went to
Fort Des Moines school to do a tap dance and it was a flop,
Doris just walked off and cried. Eolo Nizzi was supposed to
weed the Weeds out of a garden. Eolo Nizzi pulled all the
carrots. Eolo Nizzi left all the weeds standing proudly in a
row. Poor Eolo. Mary Palmer used to steal her grand-
rnother's chicken's eggs and put them in her mud pies.
Gloria Pellegrino seems to be the jitterbug of the class.
She even wins prizes for her demonstrations. Go to it, gal.
Rose Renzo, with her new pointed-toe shoes, clomped up the
old wooden stairs of her grade school and, because she made
so much noise, the teacher made her go clear back down and
come up the stairs the way a little lady should.
Robert Robinson should be awarded the National Hog-
Calling Championship. I-Ie demonstrated his ability on the
way home from the Ames I. H. S. P. A. convention. Because
Doris Short Wouldn't let a little boy kiss her in the play "How
Boots Befooled the King," the script had to be rewritten to
suit her so that she'd take the part of the princess.
With one of those water-shooting flowers, Susan Sterrett
accidentally "shot" one of her teachers! For this she got her
first pink slip. Imagine Norma Turner running behind a
counter in ct downtown department store, then yelling "Mama
can't find me now."
Remember when Iosephine Woodyard was in kindergarten
and told her teacher, after much thought, that she must be
about l0l'J years old?
28 i' 'A' ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL 0 DES MOINES, IOWA
"Come and Get It"
WE, the class of Ianuary, 1939, being of sound mind and
memory, do hereby publish and declare this to be our last
will, thus revoking any wills previously made by us. Mag-
nanimity, one of the most distinctive features of our well-
formed character, prompts the following bequests:
To all faculty members, the hope of getting another class
as insatiable in their thirst for knowledge, as keen, and as
incomparable as the members of Ianuary, 1939.
To the janitors, we bequeath positions in schools without
pupils, thereby eliminating their worries and troubles.
To posterity, nothing. Posterity will be just as well off thot
Leo Baker leaves the "Bake" in his name to the cooking
department, Ted Barker leaves the "Bark" in his name to the
dramatic department for dog characters. lean Dames and
Virginia Cohron bequeath their management of the Senior
Railsplitter to future co-editors, Iean also leaves her ability
to hold her man to Ellen Evans. La Vera Barnes will give her
dancing ability to Bill Rumbaugh.
Mary D. Coburn wills that Coburn way to Virginia Van
Hosen. Kathryne Augustine lecxves her Shirley Temple curls
to Connie Zapata. Maxine Brown has consented to leave her
sweetness to all those left with sour dispositions. Lloyd Dim-
mitt and Al Domanico bequeath their Tarzan physiques to
Wayne Losh and Glen Stevens. lack Donaldson. the easy-
going chap, leaves his utter lack of worry to Lawrence
lean Parson finally consented to leaving her beautiful
blonde locks to Blossom Robertson. Helen Yakish leaves her
lovely black hair to Barbara Dysart. Wilma Reynolds wills her
naturally gorgeous red hair to all you girls who are dyeing
foe Fazio wills his bow tie to Iohn Muse. Carl Frisch has
agreed to give his abundant energy to Beverly Couchman.
Mary Iane Erickson leaves her quiet ways to Bob Newton.
Chuck Eilbert leaves his classroom tongue-tiedness to Mike
Macri. Mary Coppi bequeaths her "certain swing" to Russell
Shirley Galenbeck leaves her little-girl ways behind her at
Lincoln highp she won't need them any longer. Ruth Grange,
of the long fingernails, is leaving them with Marguerite
Macri. Robert Herrig bequeaths his sleepiness to Bob Clem-
mer. Marian Gillaspy wills all her timidity to Maxine Kelley.
Frank Gionnobule, the lady-killer, leaves his way with
women to Leslie Copic.
Lester Harvey wills his impeccable grooming to Dick
Thomas. Marjorie LeCocq leaves the LeCocq walk to Marian
Durand. Marion King leaves his good attendance record to
Al Bisignano. Mary Lawson Wills her self-dramcrtization to
Mary Ann Hutchings leaves her excellent business manage-
ment of the Railsplitter to whomever may succeed her. Vir-
ginia Liggins bequeaths her soft voice to Betty Roberts. Mar-
garet Locke leaves her bassoon and drum tohthe music de-
partment. Marie Mcxrtz leaves her cleverness and amusing
actions in journalism to Frances Pervier. Roy Wilhite will
lrelleave the teachers.
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Iosephine Woodyard wills her quiet helpfulness to Doris
Polen. Iohn Zeroni is willing to give all the safety devices on
his car to Al Buhrer, Martin Woodford leaves the school with
a vacancy of one swell person. Mary Palmer leaves those
glamorous eyelashes to Mabel Buhrer. Vincent Pressutti
leaves his polite ways to all the boys who need them.
Rose Renzo wills her ability to get along with Tony Ligouri
to Ianice Olson. Helen Richards leaves North high to grad-
uate with Lincoln students. Bob Robinson Wills his singing
ability to Adam Stirling, tConfidentially, they could both use
cr few lessons.l George Sample leaves that girl friend of his
all by herself-he's not willing her to anybody.
Helyn McConkey wills her elaborate vocabulary to Lady
Iean Lonergan. Doris Short leaves her attractive tomboyish-
ness to Elizabeth Fillingham. Gloria Pellegrino and Catherine
Tantillo leave Lincoln with two less perfect jitterbugs. Iohn
Mason, who is seen but not hectrd, leaves his place to any
12B who thinks he could fill it. Doris Morlan wills her temper
to Margaret Deaver.
lack Morgan, president of the senior class, leaves his place
vacant to the future lucky one. Paul Morris wills his choir-
boy face to Mike Scione. Doris Newbanks leaves her ability
of child-acting to Iune Fickes. Betty Oaks bequeaths her
wise-cracks to anyone who can think them up fast enough.
Norma O'Brien leaves her incredible tinyness to Louise Morris.
Sue Sterrett leaves her blushes to Alberta Overholser.
Eolo Nizzi bestows his golfing ability upon anybody who can
handle it the way he does. Nellie Spragg wills that red hair
and those freckles to Barbara Russell. Art Staude has been
requested to lectve his politeness and courtesy to a certain
group of 12B boys. '
Helen Steven wills her readiness to help to Dick Camp.
Ruth Stradtman leaves Lincoln missing the loss of one good
tennis player. Lloyd Tate leaves the school for good. Norma
Turner leaves her interest in school work to Iohn Howell.
Chesley Waterman leaves with deep regrets that he must
leave the stage crew. Russell Weber bequeaths his un-
known abilities to the unknown students of Lincoln high.
Note: The class ot '39 had many other worthy possessions,
but being of a generous disposition gave most of them to
philanthropy before this document came due. Thus endeth
our last will and testament.
Bob R.: You play the piano, don't you?
Marie M.: Yeah, I play by ear.
Bob R.: Gee, you can't hear very well can you?
Sr. Boy: I do hope you will pardon my dancing on
your feet-I'm a little out of practice.
Sr. Girl: I don't mind your dancing on them. lt's
the continual jumping on and off that aggravates me.
Helen Y.: Wl1at's this thing, dear?
Boy Friend: It's a pawn ticket, honey.
Helen Y.: Why didn't you get two so we could
30 'A' 'A' ABRAHAM LINCOLN
HIGH SCHOOL v DES MOINES, IOWA
Those Two-Faced Seniors
Ianus-faced: The ability to look back over the past
and forward into the futureg sometimes means two-
faced ibut not in this casel.
The above definition was printed so that every-
one reading this would know what we're talking
about when we say that, since the present senior
Class thinks of itself as being somewhat lanus-faced,
it has decided to look back over the past six years
since its 64 members came to Lincoln, in addition to
making a prophecy. This is being done solely for
the purpose of enumerating the most important
changes that have taken place in that time-changes
that have actually "changed the map" of our school.
For example, do you remember how our audi-
torium looked until just one year ago last fall? lust
a trifle on the "bleak and desolate" side, wasn't it?
Now our auditorium, after being redecorated, posi-
tively glows with pride. And it has good reason tol
lt's now one of the nicest in the whole city. The long
black drapes have helped to remove that "barren"
There is also another comparatively new stage in
Lincoln, although this was built on a much more
modest scale. lt's the miniature stage in 2ll for the
dramatic and public speaking classes, which has
been constructed within the last six years.
But the senior class wants the world to know that
they had movies when they were 7B's. Yes, and they
were "good" movies, too-if you like yours without
any sound-they didn'tl And if the senior class had
been looked in the eye and asked what a p. a. Cpub-
lic addressl system Was, they probably would have
just given you a blank look and said, "A what?"
Present little 7B's, you don't realize how lucky you
Since many people remember their stomachs be-
fore they do anything else, the cafeteria shouldn't be
forgotten. Remember when you could hardly hear
yourself speak down there? To make a comment to
the point, "Them days are gone forever." lt's sound-
Last, but certainly not least, comes the change
which everybody probably appreciates most-our
new stadium. lt's something everybody has wanted
for so long, and although we, as l2A's probably
won't have the chance to use it very much ourselves,
we're glad that it is finally being built for the rest of
you, and bursting with pride over the fact that our
Alma Mater will have one of the best high school
stadiums in the city.
"In the Future"
DUE to the fact that the class of Ianuary, '39, abounds with
latent possibility, the stupendous task of making this colossal
prophecy was indeed nerve-wracking.
However, with great deliberation, and with the aid of the
fates, the following mystic but irrevocable prophecy, which
may put the authenticity of the Delphic Oracle in doubt, was
It is suggested that the fated ones named below make no
attempt to alter the course of events, for all are as powerless
as puppets in the relentless hand of destiny. And so, looking
at our classmates five years from now we find that:
Hollywood has at last found a Scarlett O'Hara for their
long-delayed production of "Gone With the Wind." lt's none
other than Marie Lawson. And there's Chesley Waterman
playing a great dramatic role opposite Hedy LeMarr. Lucky
hirnl While we're in Hollywood, we might qo look up lack
Morgan, who is still an usher. But has he gone upl He's
now head usher at the Chinese Theater, and working under
him are: Leo Baker, lack Donaldson, Robert Herrig, and lohn
The whole country is athrob over its first dictator, who, be-
lieve it or don't, is our own Bob Robinson. He's given Helyn
McConkey her promised position of First Keeper of the
Chuck Eilbert and Sue Sterrett are married and live in a
lovely home on Pine Avenue. Their twins' nursemaid is Mary
Lloyd Dimmitt has worked up to tenth vice-president ol a
leading railroad company. Gloria Pellegrino and Catherine
Tantillo are captains of opposing sides in a nearby Roller
Derby. Marie Martz comes on the radio every morning at
5:30 over station K. O. B. tWake up and hear Pee Wee sing.j
lean Dames is private secretary to another Lincoln alumnus,
lack Wallace. Others who have entered the stenographic
field are: Mary Coppi, Shirley Galenbeck, Marjorie LaCocq,
Wilma Reynolds, Norma O'Brien, and Norma Turner.
Margaret Locke plays in a symphony orchestra. Doris Short
is in the air-yes, as an air stewardess. Roy Wilhite hasn't
had his picture taken yet. Maxine Brown owns a swanky
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beauty salon, where Mary lane Erickson ctnd Virginia Liggins
Mary D. Coburn now works in the state house, but she's
still the same jolly old "Deed", Don Rydberg has gone into
partnership with Vincent Pressuttig they run a local oil station.
lean Parson, Helen Steven, and Nellie Spragg are the class'
model housewives. Art Staude operates a hosiery mill, while
George Sample has become a simple salesman.
LaVera Barnes, Ruth Grange and Doris Morlan are touring
Hawaii learning the native dances, Ted Barker is also in
Hawaii teaching the natives to play their guitars. Eolo Nizzi
plays first base for the Chicago Cubs. Helen Richards is head
buyer at Paul Morris' department store, where Lester Harvey
sells bath robes.
Josephine Woodyard is conducting a round-the-world tour,
and is at present in Europe. Kathryne Augustine has at last
succeeded in making everybody call her "Katie" Ruth Stradt-
man is an almost-champion in tennis. She played Bonald
Dudge last week.
Russell Weber patrols the corners-in a policeman's uni-
form. Martin Woodford owns a large farm, Carl Frisch is still
working on his '28 Chevrolet. Lloyd Tate is still seeking em-
ployment in the main post office. Frank Giannobule is a gen-
eral in the army. He has already been completely covered
with decorations for bravery.
Al Domanico ownsvthe town's ritziest night club, where
Rose Renzo is a cigarette girl, and Marian Gillaspy checks
hats. Ioe Fazio works in a cleaner's shop. Virginia Cohron is
America's leading woman architect.
Marion King, whose secretary is now Doris Newbanks, has
just completed a plan for balancing the U. S. budget, al-
though nobody else worries about that any more.
Iohn Zeroni is a shoe salesmanp Helen Yakish buys all
his high-heeled patent leather slippers. Betty Oaks and Mary
Palmer are still attending basketball games with their Roose-
velt boy friends.
And this is a true picture '
of the destinies of the
class of Ian '39
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Behind the Scenes
Do we realize what goes on "behind the scenes," so to
speak, that helps to keep our school building clean, and our
cafeteria full of pleasant odors that so tempt us at noon?
One of the big reasons is Mrs. Anna Bliquez, better known
as "ma" "Ma" has been at Lincoln fourteen years, and has
seen hundreds of her "children" come and go,
Then there's Mr, Ioe Allen, our custodian, whom you're
likely- to see at the school dances, dancing with Mrs. Allen.
And Ioe Mazza, that very popular janitor who is known to
be quite a teaser.
When speaking of janitors we also think of Hiram E. Dyer,
Ray Koch, loseph Ruiz, Bert Steen, Percy S. Benson, Cominick
Cardamon, Iohn T. Clark, and Oscar Hokanson.
Now for the "good" part. When there are special school
functions, our ever-pleasant cafeteria manager, Mrs. C. Car-
michael, and her assistants, Mrs. Lena Overholser, and Mrs.
Hal Stradley are right on hand to prepare those tempting
meals we all know so well.
Not speaking of the hamburgers, potatoes and gravy, chili,
and tl.?J hash ibut it's good hashll that we can buy every
noon in the school cafeteria.
Increasing interest in the home and its development is an
established fact and the one hundred and eighty-two girls
enrolled in the home economics department under the direc-
tion of Miss A. Irene Moroney, have been working toward
a successful solution of many of those vital problems which
so commonly arise in the average American home.
The home economics department includes sewing classes,
foods classes, costume girls, and home management,
In the sewing classes, the girls believe that to be able to
portray one's character and personality through personal ap-
pearance is a real achievement. In the home economics 5
sewing class, a committee meets with the instructor each
week and plans a schedule for the class work the following
week. A panel and officers help to organize and develop a
more thorough knowledge of this course. Each individual at
grading periods is rated by the group, his instructor, and him-
Another interesting division of the home economics depart-
ment is the costume girls, who are an important part of the
production staff. This group of girls make the costumes for
all plays and other school productions. They are to be con-
gratulated for their splendid creations this year.
As Milton most appropriately expressed it, "Nothing love-
lier can be found in woman, than to study household goods."
Iudge: Speeding, eh? 1-low many times have you
been before me?
Roy W.: Never, your Honor. 1've tried to pass you
on the road once or twice, but my bus will do only
Russel W.: I don't feel very well.
Carl F.: What's the matter?
Russel W.: I got insomnia. I keep waking up every
two or three days.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL 0 DES MOINES, IOWA 4
Lincoln High Alumni Invite You
to Join Them at DRAKE UNIVERSITY
LINCOLN High School alumni have made names for themselves in
all departments and colleges of Drake. They are outstanding in drama,
music, debate, student government, journalism and many other
These Lincoln High alumni realize the opportunities offered them
at Drake. They know that they can attend Drake at a moderate cost.
Drake is large enough to offer a complete and varied course of
studies and small enough to allow you to become personally ac-
quainted with the professors.
Many of the faculty members are listed in Who's Who and they're
selected from universities in this country and abroad for ability, per-
sonality and leadership.
SPRING SEMESTER REGISTRATION IANUARY 30 and 31. 1939
DRAKE UN IVERSTY
"The Friendly School"
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