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

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?1 LN a+ V f j bJ. K' .1 .. . ra. - - I X4 A EL? if? ' r 54,11 413 PWM 910 Q 1 SENIOR RAILSPLITTER-JANUARY 1939 Y I 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 coming year. AARON C. HUTCHENS, Principal tion. 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 EMMETT HASTY Vice Principal 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. MRS. HALL. 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" -4 or " I 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 personality. 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 myself." 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 Avenue school. 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- splitter. Doris was society editor for the regular Railsplitter, and had charge of the directory tor the Senior Rail- splitter. 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 . . . treasurer. rnentary school. 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 I, - 4 KATHRYNE S, AUGUSTINE LEO L. BAKER MAXINE E. BROWN MARY D. COBURN IEAN DARNES LLOYD A. DIMMITT CHARLES G. EILBERT MARY IANE ERICKSON CARL I. FRISCH SHIRLEY E. GALENBECK RUTH GRANGE LESTER HARVEY THEODORE A. BARKER LaVERA BARNES VIRGINIA COHRON MARY T. COPPI AL D. DOMANICO IACK M. DONALDSON IEANNE L. FARSON IOSEPH FAZIO FRANK W. GIANNOBULE MARIAN L. GILLASPY ROBERT H. HERRIG MARY ANN HUTCHINGS MARION A. KING MARY MARIE LAWSON MARGARET M. LOCKE MARIE MARTZ 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 NORMA O'BRIEN MARY M. PALMER ROSE M. RENZO WILMA L, REYNOLDS DON RYDBERG GEORGE E. SAMPLE is 1 DORIS SHORT NELLIE B. SPRAGG ARTHUR STAUDE SUSAN A. STERRETT HELEN I. STEVEN RUTH I. STRADTMAN NORMA I. TURNER CHESLEY B. WATERMAN IOSEPHINE E. WO HELEN L. YAKISH CATHERINE M. TANTILLO LLOYD TATE RUSSELL WEBER N. MARTIN WOODFORD ERONI MEMORIES Class Poem 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 SENIOR DIRECTORY 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 Railsplitter '39. 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 Review 3. 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 SENIOR DIRECTORY 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- craft 2. 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 Academy. "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. 'i I0 it' it' ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL 0 DES MOINES, IOWA 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 Sponsor 7, 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- ing eyes." 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, 7, 8. 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 X 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. 5 N SENIOR RAILSPLITTER o IANUARY, 1939 'A' 'lr 13 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 Stalls "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 Y 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 14 'Ir ir ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL f DES MOINES, IOWA 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. "' ' 1 SENIOR RAILSPLITTER 0 IANUARY, 1939 ir i' I5 "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. 16 'A' 'k ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL 0 DES MOINES, IOWA ATHLETES + COACHES I FIGHTING TEAMS sport. praise ability player. center 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 football team. COACH HARRIS 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 coiiqn IOHNSON 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. Ll 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. T - J I8 i' 'A' ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL 0 DES MOINES, IOWA 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. SENIOR RAILSPLITTER 0 IANUARY, 1939 i' 'A' 19 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. Production Staff 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 Norma Turner Susan Sterreit Marian Gillaspy Marie Marlz Doris Newbands Maxine Brown Helen Yakish - Doris Short Martin Woodford Iosephine Woodyard Mary Palmer Marjorie LeCocq lean Darnes Iack Morgan Helvn McConkey Ieanne Parson 4 22 'lr 'lr ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL 0 DES MOINES, IOWA "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- grams. Graduates leaving the music department are: Marian Gillaspy, Mary Ann Hutchings, Margaret Locke, Mary Palmer, and Helen Steven. DR. D. M. DANES s. w. 9th and Park Ave. - mai 4-ozzs CO. 1017 WALNUT STREET DES MOINES Phones: 3-1117 - 3-1118 O YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AS ARTISTS AND ENGRAVERS Drawings and Plates for Any and All Kinds of Printing C. DE YOUNG FOOD MARKET Quality Meats and Groceries We Deliver 2001 S. E. Sixth Phone 4-5197 O F. E. IACKSON SAND 6: COAL 409 S. 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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 programs. 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 come. "Music is the true, universal speech of mankind." Diamonds -- Watches - Iewelry M1 5 f CLASS RINGS-PINS W5 E QRDFJ5 GRADUATION GIFTS . ,BBT Jewel-CRS,-, X Large Stock JJBITTLL JUE. E BITTLE. 1-una nom-. snows tgzzlcrzomn to Select from COLD STORAGE FOR FURS 1301 Grand Ave. 213 Sixth Ave. Launderers - Drycleaners Dictl 3-1181 Chas. J. Porter Floral Co. A neighbor of Lincoln High Greenhouse Dial 922 Creston Ave, 4-5835 Smart, Safe Travel Yellow Cab Co. Dial 3 - 11 1 1 E "The Thinking Fellow Calls a Yellow" 7 l 24 'k 'A' ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL 0 DES MOINES, IOWA 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 us back. 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 only once. 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 else deserves. 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 American Institute of Business IOWA'S LARGEST AND MOST DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL OF BUSINESS E. O. PENTON, President Tenth and Grand DES MOINES, IOWA QFully Accreditedl Call us for SPOUTING Free Estimates Barker-Darnes Co. Forty-second and University Phone 5-3181 UUEAL 2352153 p Two Big Yards Des Moines-More Livable and More Beautiful Homes Enroll at IVIIVIE. 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W. 9th G Creston Delivery Phone 4-5510 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 "Alma Mater." 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. MISS PRICE 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 voluntary. 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 Headliners 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 senior semi-annual. 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 of journalism. 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. MANICURES HAIR TINTS PERMANENTS FACIALS SCALP TREATMENTS END CURLS Inez's Beauty Shop Corner S. W. Second and Wall Fort Des Moines Dial , INEZ CASSETTARI 4-1776 Proprietor The Best Business Training at SPECIALISTS BUSINESS UNIVERSITY Placement Service-Write for Free Booklet DES MOINES, IOWA Grand at Eighth Street Phone 3-6315 Norma Brawner KEHIVFS FOR FLOWERS ALWAYS LINCOLN HIGH'S FRIEND Ninth cmd Walnut Dial 3-5276 IOE MUTO FRUIT MARKET Groceries and Meats Also Fresh Vegetables - We DELIVER - Dial 4-1287 S. 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For Economy Ride the Street Cars Every Day I DES Momss RAILWAY COMPANY i P PHILLEO'S t MAID-RITE SANDWICH SHOP PARTY ORDERS taken for Maid-Rites - Chili - Sundries - Malted Milk CLASS ODDITIES 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 t em. 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 way. 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 Keister. 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 yours unsuccessfully. 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 Thompson. 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 Iohn Seals. 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. lowa's Oldest lewelry Store , :g4: , 'c Y Banded tr? I 8 6 5 GRADUATION GIFTS We suggest one of the new Elgin or Hamilton Watches 517.50 to 555.00 An Attractive Senior Ring or Pin 52.00 to 312.00 A large selection of New and Attractive Pieces in Iewelry and Silver 31.00 to 55.00 Convenient terms if desired PLUMB IEWELRY STORE Sixth and Walnut W'I-N'G-A-T-E cosrinvrf: COMPANY THEATRICAL AND FANCY DRESS COSTUMES 0 CAPS AND GOWNS Second and Walnut Streets For Graduation Specials See SARWIN STUDIO 315 Kraft Building Dial 3-7236 ' rN5" F AS SWEET CREAM ICE CREAM SENIOR RAILSPLITTER 0 JANUARY, 1939 Hi' 'A' 29 AFTER GRADUATION. WHAT? . GET into the fastest growing profession for women today and be assured of financial security. ' r' N Permanent Waves. 95c to 56.00 Shampoo and Finger Wave. 35c Si" r Write for tree catalogue. or call in person Iowa School of Beauty Culture 6I7V2 Walnut Street Dial 4-9825 Congratulations . Class of Ianuary, '39 PARK AVENUE PRODUCE POULTRY EGGS FEEDS - We Deliver - Call 3-5313 3138 S. W. 9th Marlowe's Beauty and Barber Shop There is nothing like our Individual Hair Dress and Smart Styles LOU AND HARRY MARLOWE 2226 S. E. Sixth Street Dial 3-8383 Qlldllbl efwelry SINCE 1871 J o S E P H S SIXTH AT LOCUST DES MOINES 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 both go. 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" look, too. 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 arel 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- proofed now. 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 evolved. 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 Mason. 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 Treasury. Chuck Eilbert and Sue Sterrett are married and live in a lovely home on Pine Avenue. Their twins' nursemaid is Mary Ann Hutchings. 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 ROY'S FOOD MARKET S. W. 9th and Park Avenue Where you can get Fresh Vegetables Quality Groceries and Corn Fed Beef FREE DELIVERIES I PHONE 3-7070 HAZELWOOD SERVICE AND COAL f Del, Podrebarac, Prop. Special Blue Flame Kentucky Coal, 57.50 SENIOR RAILSPLITTER 0 IANUARY, 1939 ir 'k 31 beauty salon, where Mary lane Erickson ctnd Virginia Liggins are employed. 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 PORTRAITS for the Graduate is a specialized part of our service 'WOLTZ ,STUDIO 420 Ninth Street Dial 4-0109 PARK AVENUE HARDWARE 3205 Southwest Ninth Street Phone 4-1913 We Specialize in Spouting and Furnace Work OSCAR AGRELL VIOLINS Repairing and 217 Davidson Building Accessories Des Moines, Iowa 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. Creative Work 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- self. 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 fifty-five. 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. if ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL 0 DES MOINES, IOWA 4 Lincoln High Alumni Invite You to Join Them at DRAKE UNIVERSITY WELCOME from IUDY STUBBS MANDO TONINI EDITH AHERN MILLARD KENT BEA COBURN MAXINE MARTZ HARRIET IOHNSON LESTER BISSINGER IACK WALLACE IAMES CASSEL ANN CALDWELL EARL CANFIELD 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 activities. 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" ttttiilllt PRHNIHNE Tl-IE ADVERTISERS PRESS GEORGE S. MURPHY 916 Locust Street ' Des Moines, Iowa AYOINY-SX Telephone 3-5312 Q4f,KTISERLr Y' '31 5? '22 rc ff O V Qt ai

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