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

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 ysctapel m tue Back ja'ic) (ytands ‘q AIR VIEV FROM THE SOUTHWEST OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL. DES MOINES. IOWAr Mr. II enry Andersen ¥ 1882-1939 "When death conies anti whispers to me. 'Thy days are ended.' let me say to him. I hare lined in lore and not in mere time. lie will ash. 'Will thy songs remain' I shall say. I know not. hut this I know that often when I sang I found my eternity. — agore A FTER twenty-six years of service in the Des Moines school system, over fourteen years of that period having been spent in Lincoln, Mr. Henry Andersen died November 16, 1939. Lincoln's most cherished memories of Mr. Andersen are deeply rooted in the little things—his love and understanding of young people; his inspirational appeals and companionship with the athletic teams; his fourteen-year affection for the school. It is said that our only acquaintance with good must be with the good in people about us. We are told there lives no love but the love of those we know as friends and companions. Lincoln students knew both through the life of Henry Andersen.Our Lives and Times It HAS been the pleasure of the journalism 2 class to publish the Senior Railsplitter for the January '40 graduates of Abraham Lincoln high school. With all members of the journalism class contributing, staff heads include: co-editors Eunice Irwin and Theron Grate; circulation, Sam Cardamon; advertising, Marjorie Emery; business, Glois Ross; picture editor, Marjorie Miller; make-up, Sam Gillotti and Bill Park; literary, Lucille Woodyard; art, Billy Fenzke. With our task completed, we deliver into your keeping the finished product with the sincere hope that it will become a treasured memory book of our lives and times in Lincoln high for the school semester of 1939-40. -1L = « The Staff Back Row: Miss McFarland. Millar, Van Ginkel. Rilo, Orr, Trindle. C. Howell, Boasch. Karnes, Anderson. ). Howell, Gillotti. Grate, Do Marco. Second Row: Dixon, Green. Gruwolt. Ward, Park. Mortalo. Bagg. Nizzi. Front How: Cardamon. Emery. Ross. Woodyard. Irwin. Shrelller, Ellenwood. Grace. Zapata, Johnson, Joss. Leonard. Alborr MR AARON C HUTCHENS. Principal MR. EMMETT J. HASTY. Vice-Principal Principal Hutchens . . . Want your classes changed? He strives to please. Tell a tale of woe and he lends a kindly ear. Think you have enough credits to graduate? He can tell you. And he can tell the P.T.A. and the alumni association and the board of education almost anything they want to know about Lincoln high, the friendly school where everybody knows each other. Vice-principal Hasty . His name describes the impression he makes as he goes flying down the hall, hot on the trail of "jippers." He is the school's athletic manager v ith the state of the coffers always on his heart. He is principal of the adult evening school; he teaches a science class; and he still finds spirit enough to sing a snatch of something as he goes Hasty-ing around the office. Back Row Tarloy, Holmes, Engel. Anderson. Moflert. Hutchons, Hall, Busch. Siurgeon. Selby, Colley, Johnson. Dewey. Kyi, Cripe. Grabau. Gerhart, Harris Second Row McEniry. Sutter. Mitchell, Brewster. Schollield, Price. Hurd. Coventry. Myers, Sharratt. Graaft. Front Row: Linquist, Robbins. Scanlan. Snydor, Talarico. Roberts. Calvert, Dunkelberg, Mapel. Smith. Lewis, McFarland. Hemming. Arnold. LMRS. VIDA HALL. Dean. Senior Advisor Mrs. Hall has nothing more important to do than to look after their activities—think 12A students. The junior students know her as the lady who keeps their club schedules straight. Admit-seekers trot in and out of her office all day long. When she isn't doing any of these things, she keeps a calendar of all school activities, issues permits for school social functions, and checks on eligibility of graduating seniors . . . ... to mention a few things) Senior Class Officers Ernest Gruwcll . . . president. Graduated from Maple Grove . . . Nicknamed "Ernie" . . . Hobbies are model airplanes . . . Biggest thrill v hen he was elected class president . . . Wants to be a transport pilot. Leslie Copic—vice-president. A Washington graduate . . . Two nicknames, "Les" and “Nate" . . . Interested in photography and developing . . . Face slapped in grade school for talking too much . . . Wants to be a business success . . . Marjorie Emery secretary. Attended Washington . . . nicknamed "Pudgy” . . . Collector of head and neck kerchiefs . . . Biggest thrill when Lincoln beat Roosevelt . . . Ambition to work in advertising department . . . Don Chrisinger—treasurer. Attended Park Avenue . . . Nicknamed "Banty Rooster” . . . Collector of rare books . . . Biggest thrill when he vacationed in Chicago . . . Ambition to travel the country . . . " f vr-'V ' Leona Andrews -girl rcservos, G A A art club mombor . . . trends toward business ar.d tends to it ... is always associated with George . . . wants to be more efficient in soiling than the average salesperson and with such an attitudo probably will be . . . was nicknamed Hula because she kopt doing it to Harry Owens' orchestra . . . Vina Arnold—something different, something naughty, something cute . . . member of student council, chorus, appeared in an operetta and "Ladies Go Legal" . . . chairman of formal committee Ian. '40 . . . modeled at Younkers ... tap dances . . . can impersonate the President himself . . . was very happy whon she shook hands with Tom Mix and he gave her the cowboy scarf which ho was wearing . . . has toos that turn in and folks just call her "Trouble" . . . Mary Azzinaro otherwise known as "Asky A. ky definitely short and dark . . . graduation will be the joy of her life ... is fond of sports and quite doft at them . . . carries humor in her pocket and sometimes spills out a good laugh . . . can really step it off on the dance floor . . . Lucille Birdie Berry—narrates her knowledge in language golden . . . sounds as if every recital were carefully memorized . . . membership in international club, chairman of international day . . . striving toward the career of an air stewardess ... is completely human . . . lots herself go and has a merry olo time . . . Wanda Black -has distinction of being one of the two red headed girls of the class ... is short, peculiar, known as "Boots" and "Fussy" . . . has baby face, baby talk . . , ambition is to be a parachute jumper . . . wishes she could forget the time sho was crossing at 7th and Mulberry and her stocking retreated to the ankle . . . lives up to her hair and fights . . . Viola Blakoly Vi is a very popular personality . went to porpoise club, scionco club, dancing club. jr. council . . . swings a nice golf and tennis ball . . . put her all into the Park Ave. brawls . . . wouldn't mind taking an extended trip around the world . . . oxtended into the next fifty years . . . left us for a littlo while and was prettier than evor whon she returned . . . Margaret Alber -is frank, pleasant and knows a .ttle bit about everybody . . . home room president and jr. student council member . . . slips in and out of moods . . . once got stuck in revolving door at Younkers for ten minutes and fell down stairs at the Paramount theatre . . . used to think love and Billy Walls were grand . . . still likes love . . . Robert Allison—ho:; made quite a splash . . . life saving, swimming team, state swimming meet . . . talks very very last . . . wants to get rich quick . . . doesn't want you to Icnox that his biggest thrill was kissing a girl . . . Clifford Anderson—dovoted to footban . . . served on jr student council . . . wants to study medicine . . . frequently gels his iro up and doesn't let it down very oasily . . . keeps the girls going . . . was oh! so happy the night Lincoln defeated Roosevelt ... is very serious and genuine . . . Robert Anderson—came from East high still trying to answer Mr. Gerhart with a wise wisecrack,. . . tall, rod headod ... on football team . . . doesn't think tho things he does are amusing . . .Harry Boo.sch—good natured in every sense of the word . . . doesn't apply himself to study . . . most thoughtful and generous to everyone . . . spiJfy dresser . . . does things on the sly . . . and when he looks at you it is impossible to reproach . . . probably goes to bed in the morning . . . Betty Bohannan -belonged to science club, international club, art club, leaders club, and French club . . . lovely to look at . . . nice to know . . . master of sophistication . . . appeared in "Pink and Patches" and "Ladies Go Legal" . . . drives a car and has two or three shares of gumption . . . met with a tragedy on her thirteenth birthday . . . there wore only twelve candlos on her cake . . . Yvonne Bourdon--goodness knows sho's always been Bonnie to us . . . has four G.A.A. monograms . . . was member of leaders club, art club and girl reserves . . . possesses cute dimples and laughing eyes . . . with all her heart she wants to be a nurse and with her habit of work she's a cinch to be one . . . Edith Bradish—easy on the eyes and busy as a boo . . . very intelligent and capablo . . . active in art club, science club, and camera club . . . can always be depended upon . . . definite likes and dislikes . . . knows how to have a good time . . . would like to attend art school . , . keeps the boys in suspense . . . Albert Buhrer—dashes madly about in his merry automobile . . . played football . . . head usher at Lincoln theatre . . . doesn't commit himself too often ... keeps a monkey . . . Florence Buhrer—houses a magnetism that you can't put your finger on . . . folks just like to be around her and feast on what she says . . . received two athletic monograms . . . council, science, and international club member . . . gave throe years to the nurse's office . . . didn't mind for nursing claims fifty per cent of her ambition . . . tho othor half is lost in a department store . . . Mildred Cardamon—slim, stylish, likes to be an independent soul . . . rated all oyes the time she got the hiccups during a prayer in church . . . smooth dancer and good sport . . . knows her way about . . . Samuel Cardamon—works hard but takes time out to tease . . . laughs frequently ... is a champion hop scotch player and expects to be a business man . . . member of student council and circulation manager of senior Railsplitter . . . roller skates, plays tennis and attends two or three movies per week . . . Marcella Chorry—a perfect lady most of the timo yet more fun than a barrel of monkeys . . . sings soprano and does a good job of it . . . appeared in "Mikado" and "Naughty Marietta" . . . was one of the Park Ave. high brows who participated in horrible gang fights, in fact sho instigated some of them . . . lovos to dance . . . wants to make gravy without lumps . . . Donald Chrisinger—one of Lincoln's old faithfuls ... is always helping out at some school function . . . loves to travel . . . made quite a night of it on an L in Chicago . . . treasurer of senior class . . . can't somehow convince others about his ideas in economics . . . has been chairman of tho movie ushers for five years . . . lent his services to tho football team ... is subject to reddening of the face . . . aRaymond Clark—his arnbitition. hobby, and biggest thrills are a pair of skates: he collects roller skating awards and won an all-city contest some time ago . . . shows side burns and intelligence . . . behove ho went shopping all day . . . Eleanor Comito wears pretty little cork screws in her hair . . . dances gracefully . . . chews gum and drives everybody crazy ... in the cast of ‘ Ladies Go Legal" . . . once went to exchange a sweater and when the saleslady opened the box it was empty, the sweater was at home . . . didn't want to start to school . . . now doesn't want to quit . . . Virginia Cook—eyes twinkle with merriment . . . has frionds galore ... is kind. neat, and graceful . . . member of student council . . . was elected curtain puller for a play in grade school and when her time arrived she was so short she couldn't reach it . . . Leslie Copic- -homo room president . . . member of student council . . . vice president of senior class . . . keeps the whole class in stitchos with his circumstantial witicisms . . has a grin from ear to ear is quite the amateur photographer . . . and last but not loast is treasurer of the screwball club . . . Lester Copic—the one who isn't Leslie when you look again . . . dances like a professional . . . felt pretty silly when he took the works at a barber shop and then discovered that his monoy was at homo . . . secretary of scrowballs and home room president ... Holon Davis—thin . .. decisive . . . ico skatos and enjoys good mystery books . . . rooks with generosity . . . whammed a snowball at her friend and horrors! It kissed loachor . . . received all l's and 2's in bygone days at McKinley school . . . Rose DoFrancisco—very kind Italian lass . . . wishes to visit Italy and meet Mussolini . . . wouldn't even think of doing anything off key ... is naturally shy and unassuming but can becomo ohl so enthusedl . . . Lewis De Marco -is an intellectual and just can't oscape the fact . . . president of senior council . .. broke a record in Railsplitter advertising sales . . . has performed a page full of feats . . . collects names of beautiful girls ... has more line than the Bell telephone company and we love it . . . what finesse! . . . George Dixon—hails from McKinley school whoro he was quito the athlete . . . loons toward science . . . served on public address system . . . throws erasers in waste paper basket from away back . . . raises pigeons, likes to roller skate . . . ping pong artist . . . don't know why he retains the "Goorgo" whon everybody calls him 'Dixon'’ . . . Dorothy Duckworth—that protty blond you always see at Kresge's hosiery counter . . . left Lincoln to attend the North high co-op course but returned for graduation . . . was vice president of home room at North . . . felt like a simp whon Mr. Hasty sat on her lap in the movie by accident . . .Maryella Ellenwood -lino and sensitive . . . releases expression in her art work . . . hasn't much to say and would rather agroe than take time out to argue an issue . . . Marjorie Emory—leads a trail ol mirth and gaiety . . . adv manager senior Railsplitter . . . member of pep squad ... on production staff . . . wears sports clothes and a warm heart . . . gave the street car conductor her last penny ... he gave it back and let her ride free . . . wore a gorgeous dress the first day of school . . . removed her coat and discovered it was wrong sido out . . . Myrna Ernst—neat little trick . . . sews and sews and sews and still wants to be a dressmaker . . . went crunching through the snow in June and thought it was quite the sport ... for convenience told a boy she was going out of town and he came out later and she went to the door and oh! my! . . . put on high heels way ahead of the rest of us . . . Paul Estes—quite a tall. dark, handsome individual . . in the habit of thinking and bursting out pellmell with his thoughts . . . delights in working others up into a frenzy . . . vividly recalls the hiking expedition in which he was depantsed . . . served on student council .. . "this fellow is wise enough to play the fool" . . . Rose Fazio small and happy . . . hkos roller skating baseball movies . . . became so-o-o flustered and forgot all her lines in a Christmas play . . . can retire from situations very nicely . . . would like to be a beauty operator . . . answers to "Fudge" . . . Bill Fenzke—a good artist, a swell sport . . . does everything on his own hook . . . very seldom talks . . . bloomed out in journalism . . . spilled water down a girl's neck while waiting tables in a drug store—could barely finish the day . . . hated so badly to be teased when he had to sit on teacher's lap for talking . . . staff artist for Railsplitter . . . member of art club and student council . . . Norma Forrari—never a dull moment . . . either studies laboriously or is naturally quick on the trigger . . . served on council . . . first of all the appendectomies this fall . . . class day chairman ... in three operas . . . tickles the ivories very beautifully ... is a charitable soul . . . her hobby is buying gifts . . . ought to be most successful in anything she attempts . . - June Fickes prominent parts in ' The Patsy. ' The Acid Test," and “Ladies Go Legal" . . . dresses in the most selective modes ... a treasured voice box and dominating personality . . . home room president throe semesters . . . would like to be a radio actress . . . romind her of the time a girl spilled ice cream down the front of her new dress . . . Joseph Flatt another one of the fitties in our itty bitty pool . . won himself a monogram a swimmin' fer the school . . . momber of science club . . . tall staturo . . . tall talker . . . Miss Schofield recommends insurance selling for him . . . Sam Formaro—has oh the darkest hair and eyes that peer right through you . . . homo room president . . . ambition is to become a movie star or an actor . . . enjoys baseball and dancing . . . what a night it was when ho and Billy Fenzke had their first dotes . . . they call him "handsome" . . .Russell Gale—played on the basketball team . . hobbies are boxing and ice skating . . . talks faster than he thinks . . . genuinely likes people except when he gets mad . . . wouldn't like me if I said angry . . . sleeky mannerisms . . . swell smile . . . wants to become a professional baseball player . . . Sam Gillotti is the smartest individual in the class . . . you need just ten minutes conversation to discover that . . . has always served on student council . . . addicted to science clubs ... a standby on both Railsplitters . . . participated in news quizs, etc. . . . must get to collogo and be an engineer . . . must get his beauty sleep, s-o-o-o—to bed at 8 . . . Graco Guidicessi—faithful to international and science clubs . . . council member . . . has a talent for getting on the good side of the right people . . . worked hard and climbed right through the grades . . . would like to obtain a good secretarial position or go to college . - . Ruth Grace—of the intellectual type . . . tells things in a colorful way . . . copy editor Railsplitter . . . member of student council . . . has the cutest little quirk in her voice . . . blossomed out over night . . . Lorraine Graham—curly golden hair . . . satin voice . . . seldom cut classes but managod to run smack dab into hor instructor when she did . . . belonged to art and international clubs . . . hobby is traveling on the good old American Observer . . . Ray Grange—life presents perplexing problems so he sits back and wondors ... a pleasing personality sits back with him . . . outside of school he keeps pretty much on the go . . . has a dancing technique ... ice skates well and often . . . Theron Grate—poet laureate of the senior class . . . slides them off his pen at a moment's notice ... an excellent ballroom glider . . . plans to bo a pharmacist . . . member of council, projectors league, production staff, international club . . . co-editor of year book . . . make-up editor Railsplitter . . . clever twists for every situation . . . t-bono to the boys ... is gone before you realize he has arrived . . . Floronco Green friendliness has always been her password whenover and however you meet her a warm welcome is always there . . . .-.pends her spare time in typing, reading good books and driving the car , . . member of international club, chorus, and band ... pot nickname is "Fluff" ... pet peeve is doing things for Walter . . . Glenn Green finds pleasure in puttering around an automobile and will undoubtedly be a good mechanic . . . gets terribly concerned about his school work . . . always gets his sizzle into a hot argument . . . was attracted to camera club . . . knows more than he pretends . . . Walter Green—an enthusiastic cheerleader . . jumps from one mess to another and is always a victim of circumstances . . . lives on a farm . . . hands out swell chicken dinners . . . likes to roller skate . . . made a debut in council on behalf of many students . . . bus. manager greenhorn Railsplitter . . . can't got along with girls . . . can't get along without them . . .  - : Phyllis Horkor—a decided blond . . . plump . pleasant caters to music and chums with "Jo" . . . cap and gown chairman . . . member of marching band . . . chorus, all-city band . . . participated in all-city music festival and "Mikado" . . . Clifford Howell—very handsome . . . very popular . . . very very . . . but just another screwball . . . wears one of the silly bow tios . . . posed for the Younker ad . . . member of orchestra . . . placed his car and driving facilities at the mercy of journalists . . . went swimming in the ocean and is happy about the whole thing . . . John Howell has always been a problem but such a pleasant one ... is a menace to the public highway and lots of fun to ride with . . . irresponstble . . . cute . . . subject to strange actions ... is the biggest screwball . . . astonished everyone by being capable transportation manager on Railsplitter press days . . . Eunice Irwin does everything in good tasto . . hesitates to be forward . . . possesses a simple, untouched beauty which makes her one of our most attractive . . . co-editor of year book . . . member of scionce club and library staff . . . tells stories about Minnie and Flossie and Susie . . there isn't anyone who doesn't hke her because she is so real . . . Janice Johnson—dainty bit of frilly femininity . . . greets everyone cheerfully . . . wants to be a bookkeeper . . . dances and skates . . . cvcr-so-quiet-as-a-little mouse . . . ever so sweet . . . Phyllis Jose international club and girl reserves member . . . finds fun and variation in her pet pa3time which is studying types of human beings . . . she looks, studies, and sizes you up just like that . . . would like to be a pleasing nurse ... we like hor because she is so jolly . . . has a real honest-to-goodness laugh. Emest Gruw©ll- -a leader and an all around good fellow . . . assumes the role of the arbitrator and has never been known to fight . . . result, everyone likes him . . . president of the senior class . . . treasurer of senior council . . . cheerleader . . . senior art club member . . . publicity manager of Railsplitter . . . sponsor of airplane club . . . has done just about everything there is to do . . . Kclmor Hall—tense . . conscientious . . life leads him to water and the air . . . two swimming monograms ... 13 hours of dual flying lime . . . played in marching band and orchestra . . . home room president . . . most elevated palpitation occurred while doing spins in an airplane—what a feeling! , . . Fom Harding—very cooperative and helpful . . . diligent worker . . . generally knows what she's doing but gets a little bothered . . . can be depended upon when everyone else fails . . . loves to raise flowers . . . ambitious to be a saleslady . . . has flocks of friends who would patronizo her . . . Charles Harrier—well known for his work on Lincoln stage . . . was hall monitor and if ho lived up to his nature detained traffic for a chat . . . went out for football . . . played Santa international day and was very sweet to the aw© stricken kiddies . . . Francos Joss evoryono's pal . . very cordial . . . despises a cheat . . . occasionally naughty but gets by with it very nicely . . . member o! international club, girl reserves . . . served on council twice . . . veteran on library stall . . . lolt very loolish when she Jell down in the middle ol a crowd in the dime store . . . marvelous gilt lor making you fee! swell with what she says . . . Robert Kames—gets too excited and talks too rapidly . . has a heart of gold . . . played on the football team . . . has live monograms for sport3 . . . knows and says quite a bit about boxing . . , ambition is to bo an oloctrical engineer . . . plays ring around the rosy with Clill Anderson ... is a father too . . . Edith Klauonburch—mind3 her own channels and smiles all over them . . . hopes to be an air stewardess and to someday visit a farm . . . fond ol movies and dancing . . . thinks being an auntie is a roal thrill . . . always game, and nice to know . . . Marion LaBrash—a boy scout who has always performed his good deed lor the day . . . tacklos his work very earnestly . . . has been seen in a football suit and making the track laps . . . senior student council member . . . red hair without much temper and the usual amount ol freckle-s . . . • v Judy Langenbuch—enjoys being ridiculous . . . never known a quiet hour . . . plays a cornet . . . twirls a baton . . . has mastered the art ol struttting . . . mado an excellent drum major . . . appearod in four operas. "Ladies Go Legal," "Hilarities," and "April Showors" . . . was too, too embarrassed when sho was trying to impress a boy friend and started to open a door which was already open and fell flat on her face . . . Kathryn Leonard—alumr.i editor for Railsplittcr . . largo, wide open oyos . . . fishes . . . has always rollor skated . . . one of the first daters who were thrilled . . . rocalls with pain her corner experience in Miss Robb's room as a result of being pencilless . . . Goraldine Lloyd -lives in a dream world and collects pictures of movie stars yot is most observing and commentative about the things around her . . . eyos that sparkle with mischief and get into it often ... is domestic . . . wants a selling position . . . once told a whalo of a lie at Brooks school and was caught . . . doesn't lie at school anymore ... it isn't ethical . . . Lady Joanne Lonergan -soft fluffy hair . . . eyes that are clear and snappy ... in fact tho answer to many a vision . . . says things that are unexpected and wonders why evoryone laughs . . . pastime is skating and dancing . . . "Lady" is really her first name . . . Regina Lopez—of quiet, unassuming mannors . . spends leisuro time sewing and reading . . . enormously thrilled when she attended her first dance . . . met her embarrassing moment at the foot of tho stairs . . . ambition is to become a seamstress and is quite deft at tho art . . . friends call her Tommy Lopez . . . Norma Manatt -oyos and tooth that equalizo in glitter . . . befriends every stray dog ... all sho ever thinks about is going skating . . . is a whow at it . . . possesses definite charm and winning ways . . .Eva Joan Mefferd- a tisket, a taskct. she made sevoral baskets on her church team . . . sings in church choir and school chorus ... a definite personality who lets you know in a nice way just what she thinks . . . Marjori© Miller—If, anything ever happened in the music dept, sho was It or in it . . . 'gj cras, clinics, contests, bands, orchestras, 'twould make a boQk to enumerate them ... is superior in all attempts . . . one hobby1—Dick Graham . . . nows editor regular Railsplitter . . . picture editor senior Railsplitter . . . parades poise and a dry humor ,;h t makes most comodians look sick . . . » ' Harry Milton -heart of gold; noi very bold—fits very nicely into the tall and handsome class . . . minds his own businoss and looks out for Harry Milton . . . came from North high and brought with him a vertable Popeye strengh . ,. puts it behind his boxing . . . Arman Mortal© has had a finger in half a dozen pies . . . science club, camera club, international club . . member on student council, production staff . . . chairman of P.A. system and on it goes . . . very muscular . . . very tall . . . very many tears fell when ho became lost at the Chicago World's Fair . . . would like to work in a radio station or in an air port radio central room . . . John Muso active, always on the go . . . played football, basketball, and tennis . . . sings like a bird . . . three operas and four plays to his credit . . . home room president . . . got expelled from Park Ave. school for chasing the fire wagon . . . beat up on the boy who told on him ... an appreciative sense oi humor and tinge of temperament . . . Raymond Orr—pilots a ship of confidence and an airplane . . . once cut classes . . . now has an attraction in history . . . attends Drake after history . . . sponsored modol airplano club . . . sang in operas . . . played in band . . . used to be a little boy and still is . . . when he entertains, you have fun! fun! funl Gladys Martin —reversed the situation and fell up the stairs . . . said a little more than the usual thing . . . she looked up and her mother was standing there . . . short and quick . . . feels that she has found the right one . . . Newnan Martin -devotos his extra time to swimming, photography, and the radio—while in grade school had a crush on Eunice Irwin . . . home room president . . . track monogram . . . rode on a roller coaster and was sore when it stopped ... is a bit bashful, but dare3 to say things others fear to utter . . . Robert Masimoro—was once shy but seems to have snapped out of it . . . speaks with a drawl . . . went through six years of school with-’V v out being thrilled . . . always came to council . . . hopes to be a draftsman or to get a job . . . Richard Mason—"Dickey'' swims and swims and divos like a swan . . . received two monograms ... is aiming at Iowa State college and their swimming records . . . disappointed in girls . . . shy among strangers and is subject to witty spells . . . naturally handsome . . . p k 'p Constance Reynolds -nice to look at. known in her circlo as "Conky . . koops busy about school serving on the nurse's staff, the G.A A and attending leadors club, international club, and girl reserves - ■ -served on council and always speaks up and ‘sprosscs herself . . . keeps twinkling eyes, a steady boy friend, and a valuable diary . . . ono of Park Avenue's claims . . . Irone Richards -the other girl who is redheaded . . is delicate and has a spirited punch that puts her over with a bang . . . puts on a million dollar appearance every day . . . sensitive to humor and chews gum . . . Alice M. Rife—is a darling . . . melts your heart with her smile . . . defends her friends no matter what people say about them . . . member of porpoist. club, science club, camera club, G.A A , girl reserves, jr. and sr. council and pop squad . . . home room president . . . posed for Younkcr ad . . . saleswoman on Railsplitter . . supremely thrilled when her name was Murphy and she attended a certain fune wedding . . . wants to find out how it feels to be a parachute jumper ... P S. everyone calls her ’ Pert" . . . Robert Orr is most exasperating . . . yet you can't help but laugh at the crazy and unexpected things he docs . . . spends his life finding jokes and pulling them ... in between times he has served on student council . . . went out for jr. track and in for jr. orchestra . . . ambition is to love and loaf and love and loaf and love and loaf . . . too good natured to get angry with the journalism dept, for calling him a nuisanco . . . Helen Paige wont from tenth to twelfth grade in science club . . . also on library staff . . . loses things . . . habit of smiling . . . full of fun . . . never loaves hor work undone . . . chile dinners her delight s . . nice for Walter's appetite . . . William Park—calls himself genius and has everyone believing it to J t£e extent of 75% . . . they reserve the 25% opinion for when he tells jpkas . . . has always amazed us with his ability to momorizo . . . co-editor of Railsplitter . . . news quiz champ . . . cute, clever; for him. getting good grados is a cinch . . . Harry Peterson -takes to water like a duck . . . member of swimming team . . . jr. band . . . production staff . . . witty . . . egotistical . . . has a sweet face and personality . . . appeared in Ladies Go Legal" . . . was reader for international day program . . . has always been a ladies' man ... t —• Ruth Pontiou —is modest, quiet, taken to accepting everything as a matter of course . . . wants to bo a nurse . . . used to be a skeleton in grade school closet when she helped the teacher clean it . . . Inoz Porter—thrilled nigh on to death when she played the part of Mamma Boar in grade school . . . has several aims ... to bo able to waltz on roller skates ... to take up singing ... to be successful in the business world . . . loves to think up little jingles and ditties when she's supposed to be studying . . . Evelyn Quick -comes from the McKinley troupe and is a jitterbug at heart and foot . . . belonged to jr. scribblers club . . . would like to; be a success in everything . . . preforably as a secretary to an optimist . . . hobby is going to football games with little short boys such as M. F. . . .Blossom "Bunny" Roborlson -bowls and plays tonnis . . is a regular cutie . . . has ployed with a clarinet and played with Judy for a long time . . . always woars something different and says something bright ... as light as a feather when she dances . . . has plenty of showmanship and what it takes to make a hit with people . . . Mary Lou Romano ows her c on outdoor girl . . . appreciates swimming, qolf. horseback riding, tennis, etc. . . . can't forget the terrible predicament she was in when she slapped ihe wrong man on the back . . . William Rumbaugh -cheers vibrated the grandstand every time ho went into a football game . . . aspires toward being a brain specialist and ongineer . . . stood before whole grade school congregation and apologized for having talked on route to assembly . . . covers moro area than the rest of us . . . can dance but won't Mary Shrelflar—boautiful. popular, happy. Urn Umm . takes her cornot to orchestras, bands, clinics, festivals, operas, and they suro do their stuff . . . secretary of senior council . . . always wants to be different . . . wanted to evaporate in the air the time she got caught under tho mistletoe in front of LOTS of people . . . going to college for a pleasure trip . . . always has boon a bright girl and wore hands on her fingernails . . . incidentally Almyra fits in somewhere . . . fw ■ A Harold Silcott -considers himself tho answer to a maiden's prayer . . . four operas, member of band, pit orchestra, dance orchestra, A Ca-pella choir, senior student council . . . another drum major and self made man . . aim in life is to load tho sweetest swing band in good old U.S.A. . . . hugest thrill was brunot and not long ago! . . . Arthur Smedley—Hi-Y member . . . like.-; to swim and collect coins . . . is touchy and unsatisfied with tho modiocre . . . active band member . . . into mischiof . . . out of it . . . gypsy instinct prompts his ambition to travel and see tho world . . . Virginia Smith -dynamic . . . bubbles with vitality ... a bit saucy and means to be called “loan" . . . assistant advertising manager Rail-splitter . . . chows gum . . . entangled many steady boy friends . . . Marian Stanley—smiles prettily and often . . . wants to bo able to type as fast as she can talk . . . plays football . . . home room president . . . jus! about died when she was playing baseball on a public field and lost her slip ... is the McKinley product Russel Gale doted over for so long . . . Dorothy Slovich—swings around in full skirts . . . hair turns up in curls and curls . . . wide starry eyes ... a jitterbug . . everybody calls her "Annie George Strayer—whenever anything happens and you want a master of ceremonies with wit. intelligence, and tact you want Georgie Porgie . . . prominent part m four plays and operas . . . served on student council . . . draws clever cartoons ... oh boy oh boy was he mortified when ho was about to be shot in the play "Sun Up" and tho juniors broke into a laugh . . .Howard Trindlo -cute and peppy . . . qutto all right ... he is just a little tike . . . but big enough to hold his own with a big Drake crowd when all the other cheerleaders fail . . . ambition is to attend Iowa State college . . . membor of international and science clubs . . . drums with the radio . . . Josephine Van Ginkol—proofread the Railsplitter . . . likes Mr. Anderson and vice versa . . . pours yokes on all the eggs and really knows how to crack them . . . has always been called "Jo" and hates to eat her own cooking . . . bowls and gets even with Bob Orr . . . Juanita Gray Wade -nickname is "Poo- I she keeps culture extraordinaire . . . drives a car and a typewriter . . . biggest thrill came when she became a Wade . . . works toward being a successful housewife . . . Robert Ward—tho one who is so smart and makes you mad because he doesn't do anything about it . . . participated in "Chimes of Normandy", "Naughty Marietta", "Christmas Carol” ... in band and glee club . . . member of national guard ... is afraid of no one and up to the minute . . . Donald Williams- -of the red hair and sometimes countenance . . . member of band, orchestra. Hi-Y and international club . . . served on senior council , . . in Mikado" . . . vividly remembers that a teacher in first grade turned him over her knee and gave him a spanking with a rubber boot . . . his thrill of a lifetime occurred when he addressed a radio audience as president of Younkers . . once lost his bathing suit while diving into a swimming pool . . . Juanita Williams (deceased) very helpful in everything . . was always giving advice and consolation . . . collected handkerchiofs . . . she had fifty or sixty from different parts of the country . . . helped out in the cafeteria . . spent many tedious hours on her studies . . . was enthusiastic about graduating . . a great loss to the entire class ... Carroll Talley—a musician wears his hair accordingly . . . played in "Naughty Marietta", "A Christmas Carol", and "Ladies Go Legal" ... if there is any crime to be solved he can take care of it . . . Russell Thompson—jolly but finicky . . . has had his moments . . . shock was almost too strenuous when he received a "1" on report card . . . thinks he would enjoy being a truck driver . . . Betty Lou Thurow i busybody . very intelligent and pointed conversationalist . . . surprised everyone with her scholarship ranking . . . Utopia to her is having enough money to travel around the world in a luxurious manner . . . member of chorus ... in two operas . . . says a good example of embarrassment is when two fellows call for a date at the samo time . . . Robert Tomkinson—is tall and candid with a slow grin . . . appreciates good music and drums it out . . thinks he and electrical engineering would go well together . . . thinks girls and he go well togethor . . . thinks . . .Lucille Woodyard—very line and sensitive . . . never a tart word . . . appears to be shy but really isn't . . . just still and deep . . . writes whimsically . . . co-editor of Railsplitter . . . literary editor of the yearbook . . . once was afraid to pass Clifford Anderson's house for fear he would throw stones . . . recently was lost in Rocky Mountains. rescued by tho sheriff, and escorted to Cannon C:ty with an escaped convict . . . Constance Zapata—a live wire . . . laughter that echoes throughout the building . . . took part in the operas . . . played in band . . . feature editor of Railsplitter . . . council member . . . set up a dictatorship in girl reserves ... a real inspiration to the pep squad and the whole school's pal . . . all-around athlete ... all around . . . Senior directories for three members of the graduating class whose pictures do not appear are given below. Irwin Nicholson -resembles Tyrone Power . . . acts as if life Ralph Smith—len.ded his whole day to history and didn't is completely boring in overy phase . . . relish it . . came from Illinois where he was 4-H champion. Jack Wilson—a likeable personality . . . smile full of zip - . . lounges in law class and gets by with it ... a gliding dancer . . . very intelligent when he wants to bo . . . flust (Reminiscing Sports—The long hoped for happened. Hats were smashed, voices were ruined and school spirit was tops when Lincoln defeated Roosevelt Oct. 7. The great event was celebrated further in a victory assembly Oct. 9 when the pigskin which was used for the game was presented. On the football were the signatures of all the players. Play—"Ladies Go Legal," a comedy packed with laughs was proclaimed a great success by the audience on Nov. 7. Seniors—’Dancing and ping-pong were featured entertainment at the senior informal Nov. 8 . . . International Day, bearing the title "Christmas Autographs the World." was an outstanding impression on all who saw it. Wearing picturesque authentic costumes the seniors depicted how Christmas was celebrated all over the world. The production was presented not only for Lincoln, but also for the Women's Federation at Hoyt Sherman Place. Fads—Soon forgotten, but fads like fire take not long to spread. This year almost every girl owned a "sloppy Joe," a long length cardigan which she wore with saddle shoes or other flatties and knee length socks. Silverware sets were shocked when they became shy of a spoon or two that some fad conscious girl had swiped. By bending them to fit the wrist they became wearable bracelets. Frills Lincoln was fortunate in the receiving of tv o machines this year. The first, an opaque projector is used in classrooms to present material on slides or from books or magazines to students. Another important addition was a recording machine. For a small sum a record can be made of voice, music, or important radio programs. The insulation of the music room and the lower hall is an improvement appreciated by everyone.Lincoln high's band this year was popularly voted to be one of the best crack-drill bands in the city. Performing at all the city football games and at the Knoxville cut-of-town game, members of the organization were given prolonged and enthusiastic applause as they stepped off down the field, a stirring composite of sound, color, and precision. Orchestra members have been devoting time to learning the art of conducting this semester. The regular orchestra consists only of strings, while reeds, brass, and percussion are picked from the band. The chorus, after a successful performance of the operetta "Naughty Marietta" last year, are in rehearsal for the presentation of the "Fortune Teller." Appearing before the Des Moines Federation of Women's Clubs as a part of the senior class "Christmas Autographs the World” program v as a recent accomplishment of the choir. They also furnished the background music for Mr. Henry Andersen's memorial services. Orchestra Violin: Ausiho. Brubaker, Clark. Forrari. D. Fillrr.an. R. Filiman. Homming, Jackson, Koons. Larson. Liour-ancc. McCormick, M. Moore. V. Moore. Stoon. Long. Violas: Cooke. Lewis, Hardy. Bass Viol: Bergstrom. Flin. Brownson. McMahn. Collo Keoley, King. Clarinets: Robertson. Cnvaro. Knight. Oboe. Van Tnsk Bassoon Phillips Horns' Canliola, Rohrer. Ruby. zumBrunnen Cornets: Shreltlor. Langenbook. Elliot. Dorshom. Trombones: Morkol, Graham, Goil. Gillaspy. Basa: Enabnit. Drums: Hadley. Tomkinson. %»jBand Flutes Millor, Burn»(odi. Hummor. Morttmoro. Summers. Kino. Bianco. Fo! om. Clannots: Cor vein, Cnvaro. Davit. A reo. F Foo. P Horkor. V. Heritor. Knight. Maxwell, McGee. Piearl. Robertson. Shelton, Smodloy. Wood , Van Ginkle, V cissenburgor. Wright, Smith. Ojtrem. Cain, Gillespie. Oboes Ferrari. VanTrisk Saxophones: Silcott. Cannon. Roynolds, Luno, Pago Horns: Canlield, Ruby. F Tomkinson. zumBrunnen. Rohror Cornets Shroltlor. Langonbook. Casky. Elliot. Dershem. Pilmer. Hougham. Terry. Woodman. Jackson, Curtis. Olson Baritones Mottler. Surber. Holmes Bassoons: Phillips. Clark. Trombones: Graham, Briley. Gorla. Gillaspy. Geil, Lmewoavor. Merkel. Drums B Tomkinson. Pearson. Hadloy. Talley. Dhainin. 3asses Brownson. Dunsion. Hauge. Estos. Enabnit String 3assos Flin. Bergstrom Choir ooo. Fisher, Fosnough. George. Hummer. Jenkin. Ledlie. Stovich. Altos Arnold. Ausilio, Burnstedt. Canlield. Davis, Eaton. Falkenhainor, Ferrari. Fuger. Izzolina. King. Knight. Matson. Miller. Petorson. Tenors: Borgstrom, Cnvaro. Curtis. Fillman, Gillaspy, Graham. Hardy. Page. Basses Brownson. Dunston. Folsom. Hadley. Hague. Mote Muse. Phillips, Reynolds. Rohrer. Silcott. Strayer. Surber. Talley. B. Tomkinson. F. Tomkinson. zumBrunnon. Sopranos Blacktord. Brubager. Cherry. Delm Mackin. McGee. Mitchell, Parkor. St. John, I ? ft $ .f f V h t% ■if f t 9 i i » I % 9r f . v . ' '1 % } Art and Science—Back Row: Coburn. Rumman . Rooscr. Beerbower, Berry. Mote. Coetanzo. Deaver. Trmdle. Third Row: Bradley. Bourdon. Andrews. Hartman. Wenger. Alber. Christian. A. Gil-lotti. G. DeMarco. Gustalson. Dickey. Oliphant, S. Gtllotti Second Row: Sirschbaum, Kirschburger. Delmege. Freeman. Reynolds. Schatt. E Bradish. Woodyard. Gasperi, Crawtord. L. Le Marco. Garrison, Kaup, Falken-hainer. Mortale. Paigo, Irwin. Front Row Gruwell. Matthews. Hague. D Bradish. Mis Lewis, Mr Shaw. Art and Science Clubs Although not closely related to each other, the art and science clubs iollow similar routines. Besides regular clubroom work, each of the two groups makes field trips for pleasure and profit. A visit to the Drake observatory was a semester highlight for scientists, while art club members hold as memorable their trip to the municipal art gallery. Office Staff . . "You want Mr. Hasty?" . . . "Locker key 173 isn't in." . . . “What! Another tardy slip!" . . . “Number, please." . . . Such is the diatribe carried on by those beauteous damsels of the office force who know Dale-Carnegie-psychology and practice it. It's a great life, they say, playing nursemaid to everybody from Mr. Hutchens to the widest-eyed, 7B cherub. Journalism 1 Beginning journalists have learned what it takes to keep the presses running. Time flies in the Hailsplitter rooms—vacations come—weather goes haywire—school activities intervene, but the paper must go to press! After 18 weeks of apprenticeship, the cubs are assuming for next semester full responsibility for Rail-splitter publication with high hopes for scoops galore! Nurse's Staff . . A handy bunch of girls, these future nurses Sweet little headaches themselves, they know how to cure yours! In spite of their exacting duties of weighing you up like a minute steak and measuring you off and filing you away, members of the nurse's staff find time for an occasional social function, steak fries being their most exhilarating sport.Office Staff—Lett to right Andrews. Warnos. Mr . Hall. Pervier. WaUon, Crawiord. Mr Hasty, Garrison. Cartor. Kaup. Brown, Pearson. Pieart, Miss Calvert. Mr. Hutchens. Westergaard. Ruby. Beli. Giudicessi. Mrs Arnold. Matthews Sitting Knouso. Journalism 1—Back Row around Siriannt. McConnell. Klauenburch. Crask. Ullrich. Mayo. Geil, Lockhart. Daugherty. Ogren, Gorman. Giannoble, Matthews. Cahguin. M. Haney, Bixby. Shoradcn, Bock, Mohlor. Andrus. Miller, Free. Bang-hart. Shanks, Miss McFarland. Third Row. J. Anderson. Bowers. Armbrest, Benoit. Giliam. Prossulti. Muse. Wenger. Andreano. Smith. Filtingharn. Ross, Bohannan. Gibbons. Second Row Osipchack, Paseuzzi. Falkinhainer, F. Haney. Fosnough, Casner. Watson, faggors, Jordon Front Row; E. Anderson. Coppt. Gaspon. Soluri, Knouse. Nurso's Staff—L ett to right: Reynolds. Parker, Buhrer. Metzger. Miss Dunkelberg. Swan, Sirianni. Leone, secy.. Walsmilh. pres.. Harvey. Sitting: Norton. Lillie, treas.. Wyatt, vice pres. iSchool Councils T HE junior and senior councils, traditional governing bodies of Abraham Lincoln high school, are grooming, perhaps, the nations future governors and senators. Composed of 24 members, the junior council is advised by Mrs. Mabel I. Robbins. It handles junior problems--cooperates with senior council and junior character commission—builds good morale for senior careers—is termed “meat” of better citizens. Advised by Mr. A. C. Hutchens, the senior council with 46 members concentrates action on problems both “home" and “abroad.” It considers halls, grounds, cafeteria; it provides social functions. Members of the group participated in an all-city council to promote friendly relations among the four Des Moines high schools. Junior Council Back Row Wilton. Anania. L i n e -weaver. Hamlin, treat.. Roilly. prat.. Crookthank. Rob-bint. VanTritk. Koack. Robinson, Kincaid. Front Row. Huntbur- «ar. Clark. Bnty. rick man. Rump, sac.. Falkanhatnor, St. John. Davit, Rivera. Lattar. McCormick. Senior Council Back Row: Thomas, York. Hutchens. A. Swan. LaBrath, Mortalo, Silcott. Wallaca. Gillotli, vice ores.. Randall. Third Row: Gruwall, troas.. Cardamon, Copic. Arnold. Lo-norgan. G Do-Marco. Fillman, Allison. Banghart, Park. Losh. M r . Hutchens, Parker, B. Swan. Sacond Row: Wood-yard. Haney. Fal-kenhainor, Bixby, Reynolds. Civitato, Palmor. Leona, Matthews. Sand-strom. Mitchell. L DeMarco, prat. Front Row: Burn- 11 a d t , Shrolllor, sec . Flin.The Camera Gets 'Em Who said Lincoln students didn't work? It was a hard job posing for that picture! Those studious students in Miss Dewey's last hour history class are Gillotti, Park, Masimore, and De Marco. Those candid shots are from Mr. Shaw's science classes. Thrown in for good measure are several selected short subjects snapped at random. "Hutch," fashion plate of "22. seems admiring the scenery, whiie Cherry looks shocked at seeing the principal in such dilapidated attire. Following are several pictures of thought and industry. They must have caught Strayer in the hay fever season, while Thomkinson looks bored by the whole thing. Folsom and Jacquinta are shown working on the models for the women's next spring hat fashions. Mr. Shaw is seen in the usual act of supporting his family. Well, well some more photos proving that Lincoln studes really concentrate, and they don't need a concentration camp, either. Presented on the left hand border of the panel is an exclusive picture, from Europe, a blind date in a London blackout.Library Staii Back Row Dunagan. Daugherty. Dickoy, Davolt. Gu taJ on. Hummor. Nirzi. Ko«-mi«r. L«dhe. los Front Row: Falkenhainer, Irwin. Paige. Miss Linguist, Mars. Production Staff Back Row. Black. Bruce. Morris. Armbrest. Gerhart. Alber. Miss Price. Second Row: Mote. Peterson, Dhainin, Coburn. Garrott. Cox. Short. Miss Lewis. Front Row: Lockhart, Dickey. Emery. Kr.ouse. Gasperi. Wenger. Fini. Hyde Library Staff' . These student librarians know how to work and how to play. Many are the giggles heard when staff members are congregated in the back room. But while on desk duty, the librarians maintain a dignity, impressive to behold. Growing with the school, the stafl now has a maximum membership of 14 compared with the half dozen girls who first assisted the librarian. Their passion above and beyond their library work is giving book reviews. Production Staff . . . With the snipping scissors of the costume girls, the busy brushes of scenic artists, and the stage crew in action, deft fingers of the production staff know how to fashion an elaborate stage on the traditional shoestring. Hours upon end are spent by this laboring group. When every school performance takes the stage, the production staff stands behind, a bulwark of strength. This semester they have assisted in the production of "Ladies Go Legal," “The Outlaw King." and "Christmas Autographs the World." They are now hard at work on the opera, "The Fortune Teller."Monitors . . . Upstairs and downstairs and in the lady's chamber, Hasty's henchmen, the school monitors, keep watch over daytime traffic. Stationed in seats of the mighty, they gauge your speed and hurry you up if you're too slow—and slow you dov n if you're too hurried. And if you don't have a hall pass, better v atch out! More than one free lance culprit has suffered rebuke and been given a ticket to the judicial committee. And no gnawing and gnashing of teeth, Studes! Your monitors function! Projectors' League—Public Address— Although two separate organizations, the projectors league and the public address system work on many cooperative enterprises. The projectors, 12 in number, operate the sound movie at noon. In this service group, members are chosen for their high scholastic standing and their leadership ability. The P. A. system with seven members supply the system for assemblies, football games, basketball games, and school productions. Monitors Back Row: Sloven, R. S in i i h . Atkinson, Jor.os, Mitchell. Shoradon. Stovich. Mr. Hasty. Andor-son, Pascuuii. Fill-inoham. Mortalo, 1 s!e, chairman Second Row Hunt. Lovoll, Y a k i s h . Bixby. Swan. Mo-lino. Forto. Gilloiti, G. DoMarco. Liiccs. Black, Mateon. Oltvor. L DoMarco. Front Row: Jackson. F a x o! , Koeqan. Hodborg, Saunders, Morris. Brown. Timmons. Leak, D, Smith. Osipchack. Palmor. Projectors and P. A. League Back Row Amodoo. Konnedy. A 1b e r . Thomas. M o t o . Grato. Second Row: Doavor. Costnnzo. M r . Shaw. Do Marco. Muntjor. Robinson. Front Row: Graziano. Mannaro. Mortalo, Gillotti. Bloom-quist. Davis, Karns Junior Actors—Junior high boys may have dramatic talents, concealed or otherwise, but circumstantial evidence shows that all members of the junior actors' club are girls. These promising young maidens, bent on getting experience early, meet each Thursday to study script and learn stage technique. Club days often provide hilarious entertainment in the v ay of talent shows. Character Commission—Building for better character is the earnest desire of members of the junior character commission. The organization, in an effort to establish better standards for Lincoln, sponsors a character conference each year, this semester's theme being "The Value of Influence." By striving to be "better leaders and better followers," commission members hope to make their club a worthy example for the school. Junior Actors Bock Row: Carl, Mi Price, St. lohn. Gray, Botkin. Richard , Nowton, Rickabaugh. Kincaid, L a B r a h . Lotlredo. Ft hor, Freeman Second Row Tomkin- cn. Shelton. Kanes, Hildroth. Cnvaro. Greenway. Schultz. Venn. Prothero. Knotts, Delmogo. Front Row Cowdon, Spoonhaitz. Robbins, Compopiano. Lane. Tknlin, Redman. Brixv. Wilson, Mount, Hawbakcr, De Cou. Character Club Back How: Seals, Wallace. Trett, Hedberg. vice pros., Anderson. Cavender, Mis Coventry. Socond Row: Beck, McCaw, Metzger. Thompson, P 1 o • mono, Moto, Gem-mi!, Genovese. Front Row. Ballew, Stebbir.s, Nett, Pearce, pre .. Maz-zei. Brown, Pseart, Oliver. Social Dancing Back Row: Rich. Epps. Crookthank. Rico’.li. Johnson. Sixth Row: Knotts. McFall. Dunlap. Woodford. Harmon. Boggs. Fifth Row: Noff. Hinas. Kooloy. Max wall. Darnas. Fourth Row Grean. K. Anderson, A Bar-bar, Knouf, Sirianm. Third Row: Alla. Noack. Berry. Selvage, Pilmer. Abild. Second Row: Galonbeck. Cormto. Murrow, Smith. Farson, Burlingame. Toddan Front Row M Barber. Newton. Nail. Barnes, Reeves, J. Anderson. Plemone. Sheradon. Walker. Movio Ushers Back Row: Graves. F. Tomkinson. Third Row: C. Tomkinson. Morris, B Tomkinson. Second Row: Chrisingor, Campboll, Gar-rott. Fackler. Musa. Olson. H Groan, W. Groan. Front Row: Kroll. J. Tomkinson, Read. Lay-ton, Reilly, Eichner. Junior Social Dancing—Jitterbugs at heart are all these enthusiastic ninth grade dancers! Members of the social dancing group have pioneered beyond the dance floor, and set a record by being the first social dancers to be photographed for publication in the Senior Railsplitter. Ushers Lincoln's ushers work by day and often by night. They are the guardian angels of school funds at doors and gates and windows. They take activity books, receive money, and sell tickets. And not the least of their job is piloting auditorium guests to a safe and happy landing!Back Row: Davis, Downey, Brown. Yakish. Morris. Rumbaugh. Uhlman, Park, Bloorr.quist. Mungor. Thomas. C. Karns. Banghari. Coach Harris. York. Second Row: Laroatta. Talorico. Gilloltt, Scione. Colacino, Tcter. LaBrash From Row Bagg. Glllam. captain.- Roland, B Karnes. Sheraden, Anderson, Evans. Beck, Robinson. Tursi. FOOTBALL "What a season for the Railsplittersl" And there's reason aplenty for such a comment this semester. The Lynx team won five games, tied two, and lost only one- and that to a strong East high eleven, 25-6. The Railsplitters were victorious over Chariton, Roosevelt, Knoxville. Winterset, and Indianola, and were held to a scoreless tie by Pella and North. The 7-6 victory over Roosevelt will be a long remembered triumph, its being the first such record in the historv of Lincoln. Abe's boys tied for second place in the city series, and took second in the South Central conference with a percentage of 991. Senior lettermen on this year's squad are Capt. Bob Gillam, Cliff Anderson, A1 Beck, Bob Karnes, Jim Sheraden, Bill Park, Biggie Gil-lotti, Joe Uhlman, Bill Banghart, Bob Bagg, Mike Scione, Marion La-Brash, Dewey Roland, Nick Calacino, Eugene Morris, and Bill Rum-baugh. Juniors who will receive letters are Charles Karns, Max Munger, Robin York, LeRoy Yakish, Dan Downey, and Billy Davis. Ik b Evans and Dick Thomas are sophomores who will receive monograms. Scores for the 1939 football season follow: Lincoln ........14 Chariton.........0 Lincoln ........ 0 Pella .......... 0 Lincoln ........ 7 Roosevelt ... 6 Lincoln ........ 6 East............25 Lincoln ......... 6 Knoxville ...... 0 Lincoln ......... 0 North ............0 Lincoln ......... 7 Winterset....... 0 Lincoln ......... 32 Indianola .......0 Coach Carl G. Harris Graduated from Stout Institute, also attended Universities of Chicago. Illinois, and Columbia. Likes livestock and would like to be a farmer. SWIMMING • i I The Lincoln high swimmers defeated Boone in their initial meet of the season Dec. 8, at Boone, 41-25, under the coaching of Mr. Lorin Graaff. The Lincoln mermen captured five firsts to Boone's three. Lincoln high opened the Des Moines prep swimming season by beating East, 39-27. Swimming Coach Gras!! Asst Football Coach Johnson Best performances were turned in by Max Mun-ger who piled up 75.4 points in winning the diving for Lincoln; Joe Flatt who toured the 100-yard backstroke course in 1:12. The three top swimmers of this year's squad who will graduate are Dick Mason, Kelmer Hall, and Joe Flatt. CHEERLEADERS A bevy of pretty girls resplendent in maroon sweaters and gold scarves; four senior cheer leaders with jaunty caps billed back, and lusty cries of "Rah! Rahl Rah! Railsplitters!" brought surging to the hearts of all loyal Lincolnites, pride in their school and faith in their teams. In planning pep assemblies and presenting victory skits, girl pep captains and four junior cheer leaders took an active part. In the auditorium, at the stadium, on the basketball court, the pep squad and cheerleaders carry on with that fire and spirit which typifies Lincoln at play. Pop Squad 3ack Row: Rich, Sinanni, Kr.ouf. Ackolson. Lane. Coburn. Aiort. D. Smith. Neal. Black, Maxon. Woodford. Point. Jackson. uy Fourth Row Crook8hank, Burlingame. LaPorto. RoberworT i Plemone, Pearce. Foreman, K Fillingham. Ryan. Stanley. Morris. X Third Row: Layton Wilson, junior high cheerleaders, Sheraden, Walker. York, Malloy. Greenfield. Bowes. Pame. Heaberg, L. Filltngji an. Cavcndor, Shorfy, Fackler. Reilly, junior high cheorloadors. , S' I Front Row Gruwell. Green. Zapata. Arrr.ol. Trindle. Mason, senior high cheerleaders . Loaders Club Back Row: Bourdon. Leon- ard, Cor.oyor. Cox. Mis Crlpo. fourth Row: Hanson. Boll, Buhrer, Zapata. Andrews, Anderson. Dunagan. Third Row OHphant. Wenger. S o I u r I, Ponralmo, Reynolds. Anita Gaspori, Moyer. Smith. Casner. Second Row Andriano. Ar-mel, Amelia Gaspori. Sin-anni. Crawford. D Gaspori, Garrison. Cartwright. Parkor, Bertrand. Front Row: Anania, Mat- thows. Leaders Club —"All the world loves good sportsmanship"—and all leaders club athletes including racketeers, basketeers, and tanksters live up to the maxim. Many iaurels await the girls who contest themselves on the veteran GAA point system. A monogram is the goal, and no sport is too strenuous, no obstacle too great to curtail their pioneer spirit. Any hour of the day will find girls playing in the gym with enthusiasm, friendliness, keen competition, and perhaps a few bumps and bruises characterizing all their games. Quit 7leu 'TLieslzolc) Excerpt From Prcxidont Gruwoll's Addross We are leaving the task of broadening our knov ledge of man's experience in life which we have gained from books—to go out into the world to experience life for ourselves. With great black clouds hanging over different parts of the world, it is our duty as adults of tomorrow to peserve the freedom, liberty, and justice of man in our country. The experiences we have had in Lincoln high will long be remembered—we must not forget, that although the seniors have the greatest loss by graduating, the school loses the group of pupils who publish the ever remembered "Railsplitter.” It loses many of the boys who ranked Lincoln high in sports of all kinds Also from its student council many who have been active in the school management. V e lose the close contact with our many true friends among both teachers and classmates . . . The spirit of loyalty and support of our school will never die within us—any reflection upon our school in the future will also reflect upon us—and v e can never forget that we graduated from Lincoln high. As we step out into the world, the class as a group will disperse in all directions some of us never to meet again—though the road be long and in places rough, v e v ill always work for happiness, health, and success for all mankind—striving never to lose the common touch. 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It's fun, and much less expensive, to stay at home and attend college at the same time. You can find an excellent educational advantage in the metropolitan center of Iowa. Seven colleges with complete curriculum are offered— Liberal Arts, 3ible, Law, Education, Commerce and Finance, Fine Arts and Pharmacy. VISIT THE CAMPUS DRAKE UNIVERSITYSENIOR JUNE 1940In shadowed yards. He lingers where his children used lo play; Or through the market, on the well worn stones. I le stalks until the dawn stars hum away. A bronzed lank man! His suit of ancient hlack. famous high top hat and plain worn shawl. Make him the quaint great figure that men love. The prairie lawyer, master of us all. — Vachel Lindsay. Moonlight Photo by Win. C. Sh«tGillotti, President; Beck. Vice-President. Knouse. Secretary. Pottholl, Treasurer B FORE the clock strikes twelve on the night of June 6, 12A's will still be 12As, touched with summer sorcery, and taking their last gay fling in festivities which culminate a high school career. Way back in 1934, exactly 178 bewildered little Cinderellas of the hearth and their potential Prince Charmings entered Lincoln. Time passed ... oh, so slow! Finally, under the careful guidance of a Fairy Godmother, they took their first ride in a pumpkin coach, making their debut at the 9A party. Day after tomorrow, when the clock chimes midnight, 143 of the original 7B's will step out of the glass slippers, wrap them away in blue tissue for the January, 1941, class when it enters a winter wonderland of commencement, and pull on practical boots to stride the business world. Then comes June 7 . . . glad to be graduated? Perhaps . . . but not without many a wistful thought for the good old alma mater and the memories which will always keep Lincoln High "our school." 2 Mr . Vida Hall, Advisor Arthur Alber—better known as "Art" . . . looks strictly business . . . but is all lor Iriondship in tho underworld and on the sidelines of his business attitude . . ■ hunts, ndes. and likes boating . . . put "oomph" into be so ball when in grade school ... as stage and production manager, shot the fireworks into the stage crew . . . and the volts literally danced a stage performance when he tore into the electrical appliances . . . was thrilled most when mado production manager . . . will be more thrilled whon he's the same in somo large city . . . no doubt. Art "arts'' make it. Bessie Andreano cameo-like beauty . . . soft of voice . . sings to her own piano accompaniment . . . ambitious . . . wants to be a stenographer . . . loves Iowa State Fairs . . dill pickles . . . once took dictionary to church instead of prayer book . . . was always seen selling candy after school . . . assistant feature editor of Rail-splitter . . a born hair-stylist . . . imitates Bonny Baker ... a nice girl. ; JL dark and handsome J. delightfully good-humored . . . found the paste used in the Railsplitter office quite an asset to his appetite on deadline nights . . . literally "celebrates" when victor of an argument with a feminine bit . . . kids that his hobby is staying out late at night . . was featuro editor of paper . . . wants " bove all" to own a good car . . . Just one big hunk of pleasure. Robert Bagg—better known as "Battlin' Bess" . . . short and solid . . . talks in a gruff voice ... is really not that way at all . . . is not one to take studying seriously . . . was very uneasy while making love to a girl in a class play ... he had to remove her watch at the same time her watch wouldn't budge . . . rues the day he ever started work on a certain "buzzer" . . . works well whon interested . . . has an urge to be a sports writer. Alvin Beck—cheery chuckle . . . beaming smile ... a whole string of track medals . . . only one girl . . Mary Evelyn Knouse • • . playful and friendly . . but shy . . . aspires to be a state trooper . . started his career in 6th grade as a traffic patrolman . . . biggest thrill when he helped Lincoln beat Roosevelt . . . once used great ingenuity in sewing up his ripped trousers with a pocket knife and shoestring. Paul Banoit—dark, curly hair . . . ruddy complexion . . . doesn't say much . . . golf enthusiast . . . enjoys memory of the day he shot a 79 . . . could boast about It forever and a day . . . nickname is "Benno" . . . won three Screeno prizes and a set of golf clubs all in one summer ... his ambition is to see the world . . . wrote for sports pago of regular Railsplitter . . . was an asset to ovoryone at somo time or another . . . but few know it from his quiet attitude. Edytho Anderson tall . . . dark athletic . . . quiet in school ... not so quiet out . . . excels in basket ball, tennis, and all sports . . . groatost thrill so far was trip to California . . . would enjoy modeling gave up cooking after putting Sloan's Liniment into a cake instead of vanilla . wants to travel in a trailer . . . says she "goes for big business ype men " Ivan Andrus—lean and lanky . . black-haired . . . dark skinned . . . super-salesman . . . sold seventy dollars worth of Senior Railsplitter ads plans to be an architect . . . and a bachelor . . . most uneasy moment came when an unknown girl called his parents and said she was his wife . . . feels the urge to win a roller skating derby doesn't like school but is going to college . . . will be glad when he graduates • L' •• I Lyi. h - t r Loran Armel-medium height . mediocro build . . . midway on the "glamour boy" list . . . but on top when it comes to friendliness. being likable and managing to lead a bachelor's lifo . . . should give his friend "Hank" some pointers on the latter . . . excels in hunting, fishing, riding horses . . . excelled in |oy the day he sailed through the air with the greatest caso of nervous prostration ever possessed on a roller coaster .. . hates history . . . loves graduations ... Is ambitious to travel ... a grand source of fun. Bill Benghazi rr.ore than Just plain Bill . . . A-l all around . . . athletic, studious . . sings a pretty tune, too . . . co-editor of regular and Senior Railsplitters blushes when you call him George . . biggest thrill is Nedra Daugherty . says his is a too. too embarrassing moment to tell . . . wants to go to a good college . . . make the basketball team ... a swell classmate with character plus. Ruby Bennum—short . . . sweet . . . loves hiking, riding . . . staying out late . . will always remember when her third grado teacher brought a good pencil to the parting of the ways over those pretty curls . . . wants to fly around the world . . . caters to beauty . . plans a shop of her own . . . says her most embarrassing moment is yet to come . . getting diploma will be thrill of thrills. Verda Berry—qulte a sophisticated miss hopes to be a swell dancer . . . would like to teach the antics . . . collects autographs, poems . . . reads mystery stories . . . turned very red when she learned she was waiting for a streetcar where there were no tracks ... is of the opinion she always says the wrong thing at the wrong time . . . wrong again . . . biggest thrill is graduation . . . loves to flirt ... a personality you must meet to really know. 3Kathryn Bixby tmy . . . blond . . . has a certain air portraying simplicity . . . y t ex-elusiveness ... a tournalist at heart . . . on of tho Army’s treasures . . . collects sugar, soap, letters, souvenirs . . . posed for Younker ad . . . caters to horse-back riding . . . likes the mermaid's favorite sport ... is bidding for good grades in college . . would like to be a good housekeeper . . . choice ambition . . . marriage to an army officer . . . would make a sweet fcrid . . . there’s no on quit like her. I Glee Bower. - ITT. . freckled . . simply ' swell ... a big tease . . . woodworking is much to his liking . . . felt like sole poe-sessor when a driver's license gave him leave to drive his "merry oldsmobtle" . . . wants to be a bookkeeper . . . keep off W P. A ... has "Geezil and the flies in his soup” beaten stiff . . with Glen, it's "Doc and the gum in his hair" ... his trustworthiness and never-ceasing willingness to help in any way will always be remembered by his Railsplitter pals Harriet Brooks—short . . blondish . and groen-oyod ... to know her is to like her . . . collects insects and toy dogs . . . thrilled most of all with her class ring . . . rides her bicycle lots . . . once tumbled off and saw stars . . . and nothing else for two whole hours . . was once mistaken for her mother and asked if she didn't have a 17 year old daughter . . . looks to a high Suture as an air stewardess Marijean Brubaker a shy nightingale . unsophisticated . . . smiling . . . known for her sweet voice and wavy brown locks . . . can be traced to room 36 ... in concert orchestra. all-city orchestra. April Showors. operas . . . ambition Is to be an Evangelist assistant ... in other words a song leador . . . heart skipped a beat when asked to sing on the radio . . . makes her own hats . . . likes all sewing Dominic Caligiuri—always smiling . . . has the earmarks of a king's jester . . . thinks cow-pasture pool is tops . . . dashed a rock on a lassy's head . . . teachor locked a skeloton in tho grade school closet . . got caught by a big crowd kissing a little girl in the dark . . . wants to become a professional golfor . . . see the country . . . said to bo sure to put the first two of three nicknames he listed . . . "Miko" . . . "Chop" . . . that's "Cal". Angelina Carmosino—quiet as a mouse . . . face lights up like a sunflowor when she smiles ... is noted for her English research and roports . . . reading books Is hor hobby . . . desires a stenographic position . . . was so embarrassed when in a hors race her stood lurched and she turned a complote somersault in the air . . . thrill of a lifetime came when she visited Chicago for two weeks. Bill Bohannon—dark . . . wears glasses . . . horses and more horses are his hobby . . . incidentally has no embarrassing moments, biggest thrill, or remembrances but has had plenty of fun during and enduring the good old high school days . . - "Willy" claims to be his more informal title . . . makes the Ivories "give out" in molody . . . will probably put rhythm into his farming if he doesn't become a city-slicker first . . there's no telling what this jovial character will do. Robert Bradley—Bob to us . . . curly headed, plus . . . makes motion pictures . . . walked into 135 on day with only air between himself and a duly surprised miss in petticoat ironing her dress ■ . . broke all records leaving . . . went wild with nervous indigestion talking to Bobby Breen. Ann Shirley, lames Ellison at the Moonlit Ball at Drake . . . president of student council . . . wants to be a theatre manager . . . and help the under dog . . . symbolic of his goodness. Fay Brown—cut . knows it . . flippantly inspired . . . also inspired in the sport-line . . . plays baseball, swims, and rides a bike . . . felt her biggest impulse to scream the day she slow-motionally settled down comfortably on a thumb tack . . . did just that . . . was sent from the room . . felt too. too perplexed the time hers was a dismissal from class for two days . . gyped school once . . . was emotionally thrilled . . . ambition Is to become a nurse . . nicknamed "Blackie" . . . "Sadie" ... a prety swell girl at that laoet Burnstedt—rates number one in scholastic ability in senior class . . ambition is to become a really good mathematician . . . toots her flute in all of Lincoln's musical programs . . . was elated when she first played in the dance band . . . lives on a farm . . . doesn't like to be called "milkmaid" . . . makes scrapbooks . . . collects novelty piano solos ... is ashamed of a 3 in conduct she got in grade school . . . broezes around with a smile . . . not an enemy anywhere. William Callaway—sort of lltlle . sort of different . . . hobby Is listening to L. D German's "corny" jokes . . . wants a white collar job . . . wants to travel . . . dived into water that he estimated as being 4 feet deep ... it was the sum total of 6 inches . . . saw the St. Louis Cardinals . . . New York Giants play ball . . . was thrillod beyond words . . . got slapped three times in school one year . . . won't say how. when, whore, why. or by whom . . . nicknamed Cab . . . Willie. Vito Carmisino— shy smile and quiet mannor are his trademarks . . . plus lots of curly hair . . . has visions of joining "the long grey line" as a West Point cadet . . . spends his spare time constructing model airplanes ... is the only masculine contribution to the class's three sets of twins . . . lives on a farm . . . member of student council . . . monitor and member of grounds committee. 4France Carnahan cr. the dark aide . . . quite thin . . . wears clothes cute enough to kill ... is cute enough herself to rate going with Jerry Wallace . . . has never disclosed her ambition, dull moments, thrills, or embarrassments . . . but is one to have many ... to her. St. Monica's proves a likely and lovable home . . . friends call her "Fran". Artilis Celsi—very dark . . . very shy and modest . . nice to everyone . . . noted for intelligence and abundance of "l’s" . . . intends to be a bookkeeper . . . says she was most elated when she passed a book keeping test . . once tned to catch a mosquito . . . plopped into a mud puddle . . . hobbios are collecting stamps and coins and knitting . . president of both International and Handicraft clubs . . . member of Leadors and Art clubs ... G A A France Civitate— 'Tootsie" or "Tommy" to many . . . collects Scotty dogs . . . principal at McKinley school would always kiss her in the front lobby . . . "Tootsie" tried to avoid her . . it was a woman . . . but she'd still be waiting in the lobby to get that kiss . . . lost her shoe in the theatre . . . simply couldn't find it . . . was . . . gee ... so embarrassed ... is really hopeful to attain and maintain a swell fob as an office clerk. Thelma Clark—shiny, blonde hair . . . twinkling eyes . . . low laughing voico ... a live wire . . . incessant stream of chatter . . Flin s chum . . violinist in pit orches- tra . . playod for "Chimes of Normandy." "Mikado." "Naughty Marietta." “The Fortune Teller." and "Hilaritios" . . . toots bassoon in band . . . member of student council . . active in all sorts of history panels and such ... is striving for the day when she can make edible flapjacks . . . modeled in Davidson's fashion show. Nick Colacino—tall . . . dark . . . deep, rough voice . . appeals to Esther Leono . . . plays football . . . basketball . . . tennis was in the supporting cast of "Chained Freedom" . . . home room president ot 103 . . . quiet . . . walks around as if in a daze . . . but only minding his own business ... a grand guy . . . with more than Just a high-school boy attitude. Evelyn Cooke—tiny . . sweet . . . "Cookie" to many . . thrills at the thought of going over to Europe as a nurse . . likes bicy- cling. swimming, rowing, tennis, horseback riding . . . any sport . . . moro thrilling than all the world was the night her name was called for S350 at Bank night . . . more embarrassing than all the world was the day she lost her skirt while roller skating . . . conceals so much goodness that is within Myrtle Casner—sweet little round face . . . darling smile with dimples . . . lively . . . fun-loving . . . leads in athletics of all kinds . . . namely, basketball, tonnis, and archery . . . ambition is to coach a girl's basketball team, or to be a waitress . . . girl's sport editor of both senior and regular Railsplittor . . . girl's athletic chairman in student council . . . member of Girl Reserves. G A A . . . and Leader s club . . . nicknamed "Casey". Frank Chlodo—dark . neat . . quiet . . . likes baseball . . . driving . . . horseback riding . . . was driving one day and became victim of a wreck . . . had an accident with a truck . . . was so embarrassed . . . proving his best and biggest thrill was the first time he rode in an airplane . . . didn't get seasick, either ... his is either a vocabulary on a small scale ... or the kitty has Frankie's tongue ... for he's ever so quiet. Margaret Clark—just "Mag" to many . frolicsome . . . hobby . . . going with Don . . . labors long over shorthand . . . knows a stenographic pcsition is waiting somewhere for her grand entrance . . . breathed Joy . . . exhaled exuberance when Denver was her hostess . . used to beat up Nadine Purdy on way home from school ... in every sense of the word ... a pleasant person to have around James Coellner—member of Tripod. Science and Camera clubs . . . thinks horses . . . golf . are okay will be thoroughly pleased if he can roach the goals he has already set for himsolf . . . hasn't said what they are . . . likes to be callod "Jim" . . . "Jumbo" . . . has no biggest thrill . . . except life . . . embarrasing moments . except slight mistakes nor any- thing miscellaneous . . . except a clearly evident abundance of friends Bernice Conn—one of Lincoln's best-dressed brunettos . . courteous . , . has an independent existence . . yet has fnonds at the snap of two fingers . . . Wall street moans little to this slender character . . . Walsmith means lots . . . won't toll an embarrassing moment for the world . . a business girl at hear! . . . would fight to wash dishes in cooking rather than cook . . . bubbles with something that pleases Aurora Cosbno—another of the popular young group known as brunettes . . . plump . . . and pleasant . . works diligently at Da- vidson's . . . loves her fob . . . attends North High, but still thinks Lincoln is "quite the thing" . . . known as quite a piece of complication . . . and yet is so much fun. 5Catherine Costello—own a crown of curly rod hair . ... brilliancy, not flarno is Its foundation of boauty . . - approciatos neatness . . . has a very noat ambition . . . attomoyship plus greenbacks to provislon-alize for hor weakness . . . white Arabian saddle horses . . happiness reigned greatest when 100% on a commercial law test took wings hor way . . . nickname is "Costy " ... but she's priceless to the many friends that are hers. Stella Crask—diminutive . . flowing raven tresses . . . saint-like lace . . . mischievous eyes . . . journalism genius . . . burning desire to be a registered nurse . . . once told teacher she wanted a "lisomlne" when she grew up ... is now willing to give up limousino for a snappy Ford roadstor . . . "Ted” is convinced she ll be an old maid ... is the only one who thinks so . . . one of the Army chillon . . . loves Omaha. Neb., best. Nodra Daugharty—nothing you could say about her is too nice . . . kindest of hearts . . . everyone’s "darling " . . . always helpful .. . always cheerful . . . will be a nurse if her ambition is realized . . . has been awfully embarrassed several limes . . . won't tell when though ... a "pillar'' of the library staff . . . secretary of almost everything . . . assistant make-up editor of Railsplltter . . . "Billy" is lucky ... so is everyone who knows her . . . sweeter than sweet. Dale Davis—eccentric . . quiet . . but nover too quiet to know the correct answers to anything, anywhere, at anytimo . . has a distinct liking for a certain blonde in his treasured English class ... is another out of the 1940 graduating class that will count graduation as his biggest thrill, ambition, and perhaps most embarrassing moment. Mary DeUi -ambitious . . . reads books . . . roller skates . . . plays basketball, and dances . . hasn't tried thorn altogether yet . . . crimson took over her clear complexion when she slapped the wrong man on the back . . . loves to chew gum , . . and crack it real loud ... is a member of the “Chop-po-locka" club . . . hopes to be a bookkeeper or saleslady of a well known firm . . . nickname is "Skinny" . . . her liable dreams of success weigh a pretty pound. Dean Enabnit -up to the minute in spirit . loves classy shirts . . . with bow ties ... is thankful candid cameras weren't there when he danced the minuet with Ted Free. Rol-land Geil in 6A . . . "Genovseve". for certain reasons, might easily be called his favorite song . . . tackles golfing, bowling, baseball ... a successful businessman's shoes would appeal nicely to this lovial wisecracker . . . resolves to "ditch" all comy jokes he used as Master of Ceremonies ... a swell guy. Catherine Cramer—attractive . . . lovely hair . . . tall . . . slender . . . ovor so quiet and likablo . . . diligently, and to her advantage. saves hair style pictures . . . hopes to become a beauty operator too . . . could have crawlod insido horself the day sho got up in front of Mr. Grabau's science class to give a talk ... all she could say was "Leo the Lion" . . . oohl . . . catering also to "Katy" are bicycling, and horseback riding . . . biggest thrill was her first driving lesson to Indiana and back to Des Moines. John Crivaro—if you see the band, pit orchestra. dance band. German band or tho "3 Cats”, you see Johnny . . . and his clarinet . . . biggest thrill came with being made first chairman in the band . . . likes music, radio, sports, and hiking . . . mostly music . . . has high ambitions in the field of medicine. with finding a cure for cancer as his goal . . . intelligent . . . likeable ... friendly . . . destined to be a success. Harold Davidson—tall in stature . . quickwitted, and then suddenly serious . . likes Liggett's Fountain . . . Thelma Clark . . . likes to tinker with cars . . described by certain people as tall. lean, lanky . . . well-dressed . . . neat . . . tells stories about graveyards . . . wants to be an undertaker . . . apparently that Is the underlying cause. Mary Davis—one of the class's many walking dolls . . . plays a clarinet . . . attends shows . . . saves movie stars' pictures . . . complimentarily says coming to Lincoln was biggest thrill . . . plus that first permanent . . . fell down In the middle of Grand Avenue with an arm load of clothes . both, all over the street . . . feature "Stinky" talking to Don Ameche . . . it's one of her ambitions . . hopes he'll appreciate her ... he will. Earl Eickner—dark . . . with a smile that frames glistening, white teeth . . . doesn't t play the horses, but plays a guitar . . and respectfully rides the horses . . has had so many embarrassing moments . . doesn't know which is worse . . . student council member . . . when he becomes a professional guitar player, his ambition will have held true . . . thinks rhythm and girls are the last note . . . nickname is Ike ... if you see him on the street, he may not wave or speak, but he'll smile . . . and who could ask for anything more Helen Falkenhaiaer- dark and slender . . . distinctive . . . talks breathlessly ... is continually working at something with great enthusiasm . . . sings melodiously . . . has been in two operas . . . plays the organ ... a convention attender. for science and student council ... is proud of her hole-in-one . . . made on miniature golf links . . . isn't so proud of when she spent a lunch period putting grape seeds on the floor spent all rocess brushing them up with a tiny broom and dust pan . . . wants to attend college . . . president of library staff. 6Lucille Fillingham jolden blonde . . . dimpled cheeks . . . cute . . . likes dancing . . equilibrium gave way in the middle of a downtown street . . . Lu was petrified . . . biggest thrill was Lincoln's football victory over Roosevelt . . . voiced an active interest in the pep squad . . and how . . made a lovable little librarian on the Rail-splitter staff . . . has oodles of friends . . . especially Smltty . . . ambition is to be a private secretary . . . hers will be a lucky boss. Mary Forte—short . . . cute . . . pleasingly plump . . . another of that outstanding group of brunettes . . . dancing, swimming, and boating are her appeals . . . once chatted with "Hop-along" Cassidy ... received his autograph . . . christened her btggost thrill . . . winner of a jitterbug contest . . . member of Hi-toon club . . . creator of Hattie Fishcake ... If possible, will travel through the Hawaiian Islands . . . and become an accomplished hula dancer. Edwin Free—especially noted and liked for his "little boy" smile . . . favorite word is "alphabetize" ... is continually toiling over Raiisplltter receipts ... a good position in a reliable insurance company is his hope for the future . . . keeps his nose glued to sports page of all newspapers . . . nicknamed "Ted" ... is very oarnest and sincere in what he says and does . . . says he'll novor fall ... a friend worth having ... the world needs more like him. Joe Gazxo an unusual character . . . towers about si feot . . . dark, wavy hair . . . grand disposition . . . has more hobbies than the average person . . . work . . . women . . . playing marblos . . . shooting pool—not dice . . . automobiles . . as for ambition, says . . . "First I say I will and thon I won't—I'm undecided now. so what am 1 going to do?” ... is a menace to the highway, but at times such a nice, enjoyable one . . . smart as a whip . . . when he puts forth the effort . . his is the personality of one in a million ... so (Liferent ... so likable. L. D. German quiet when you first know •him . . . but after awhile . . . you'd be surprised . . . hunts, swims, and plays an enthusiastic game of baseball ... is utterly ambitious to become an electrical engineer . . . sadly had to sing in front of a class for singing in school one day . . . almost died the day he had to sit with a girl . . . can be already heard shouting ''whoopee!" after graduation . . . really swell. Bob Gillam captain of Lincoln's most victorious football team . . . tall . . . dark . . . deep voiced . . . good natured victim of such nick-names as “Adolf" and "Greek” . . . main interest is athletics . . . letterman in track and basketball as well as football ... his joy knew no bounds the first time he saw Santa Claus . . . sports editor of the Senior Raiisplltter . . . intends to play college football. Virginia FHa—nice and slender . . has every hair always in place . . . reads, talks, makes clothes . . . can really play that bass viol . . . thinks growing up is the best part of life . . . hopes to overcome her nail-biting urge . . leam lots about psychology . . . livo on Lake Superior . . . drive a blue car . . . desires always to be young in mind . . . latest motto is not "Share and share alike.” but simply Sher-aden ... a very musical character . . and music to the ears of all who know her best. Phyllis Fosnaugh—better known as "Phil" . . . short . . . has big blue eyes . . warbles beautifully ... as mind slipped off her line of thought one time. Phil slipped into a mud puddle . . . right in front of the boy friend . . . dances, skates, and treasures biggest thrill . . . first date with Jerry . . always gets caught chewing gum . . . wants to be a professional dancer and singer . . . swell personality . . . swell girl. Amelia Gasped- -or.o of the sewing sisters . . . amazed the public in general with her intricate needlework when she modeled her own creations at April Showers . . . member of the Leader's club . . . active in Literary club . . . has tremendous task as chairman of costume committee . . . ambitious to become an artist or seamstress . . . imagine her saying the latter . . . known to her fellow-seamstresses as "Amy.” Rolland Geil—holds an intriguing masculine charm . . dimpled cheeks . . . says "yes” to hunting, fishing, baseball . . beats out orchestral rhythms beautifully . was confident of his position with an art teacher . . . went to help her one Saturday . . . thought it something exclusive . . . found a dozen others there . . posed for Younker ad . . . wants to be a successful business man . . . wants lots of fun in life . . . should get it with attraction like that blonde, wavy hair . . . there isn't a nicer fellow. Rosa belle GiannobuU peppy snaps right through most sports . . . reads . . . sings in spare time . . . went to the escalators marked "Down Only " . . . went up . . reached the top and "Tex " found herself going back down to the low road . . . shook hands and talked to Donald Budge . . . talked to James Braddock too . . . hopes to go abroad and attend church in the world's largest Cathedral with Pope Pius serving Mass . . . would like to act ... or be a make-up expert . . . truly a jim-dandy . . . everybody's pal. Angelo Gtllotti-clean-cut in looks per- sonality . . . athletics . . . delightfully humorous ... at times delightfully serious . . . was thrilled beyond expression when elected senior class president . . will never forget his embarrassment when he "fanned" a golf ball before a gallery of good-looking girls . . . was a chatterbox in grade school . . . was "eliminated " from class once on a hiccupping charge . . . hopes to become an executive in a big concern ... or as he says ... a "big shot” 7Dons Colliday—"Gollee" . . . quit a girl . sings . . . tickles the ivory . . . desirous of becoming better abled in the art of "money-mooching'" . . . felt most embarrassed and biggest thrilled when kissed in the strawberry patch . . . 1 11 downstairs in her youth . . . lust had to have company . . knocked her toacher down with her has changed somewhat now ... a business-like little lady . . . good-looking ... lots oi lun. Rome Gracey blue eyed . . . brown hair ... as neat as a pin . . . always in perfect order . . . hobbies are reading and dancing . . . head and leet seem to rule her . . . not heart . . . felt very subdued after Miss Dewey told her she wasn't the best home room secretary in the world . . quiet until she gets to a party ... a nice girl at a party ... or not at a party. Richard Gray—tall, nice features . . rather shy and serious ... has unknowingly made many a feminine heart skip a beat . . . ambition is to be an actor . . . well advanced on his career after appearing in "Ladies Go Legal." "Chained Freedom.'" and "The Fortune Teller" . . . on ol the class' best dressers . . . besides acting, his favorite diversions are hunting, fishing, swimming and driving . . . anticipates graduation with Joy. Louis Greenfield—small, brown hair, brown eyes . . . always ready and willing to help someone out of difficulties ... a skillful needle woman ... on costumo committeo . . . also in April Showers fashion show loves flowers, and arranging them . . . hopes to own a floral shop somo day . . . biggest thrill was riding the largest roller coastor in Chicago . . . blushed when she tripped over her skirt and fell flat in a play at Park Avenue . . . member of student council . . . chairman of senior get-together. Albert Hadley—beats trap drums in band . . . sang in "Mikado" . . . "Naughty Marietta" . . . "Tho Fortune Teller" . . . wants to work for Uncle Sam but not on a rock pile, he says . . . teller of tall stories . . . was flabbergasted when George Harvey told a story that beat his . racing cars is his hobby . . . biggost thrill came when he beat a Buick eight in a Ford V-8 . . . often seen hitch-hiking . . . has blonde hair. Mildred Haney—the other hall . . smooth, flowing sweetness . . . not sugary . . . likes to sing, or whatever you call it . . . isn't proud, but would love to personify "Mildred" to provont those embarrassing moments when on twin is mistaken for the other . . . biggest thrill is at times when she and Frankio twin-up in I.Q. ... Is hoping that hers will be a career of private secretarial work or commercial teaching . . . nickname is Mickey . . . very cute, but not near so cute as the girl who was columnist, assistant editor on feature page of Rallsplttter . . . gloesie editor on Senior Ratlsplitter. Henry Gouka—tall . . . dark nickname's "Hank" ... a perfect screwball . . . wants to become a second Rip Van Winklo . . . is marvelous at cutting wood carvings . . . block prints . . . collects stamps . . . girls . . . was shocked when asked to sing before a class . . . felt simply "it" the first time caught cutting classes . got away with it ... to him sitting and listening to speeches do not appeal . . . sitting on park or lawn benches do . . art editor on Greenhorn issue of Railsplitter is really an ardent lover of . . . Tom Foolery. Irene Grady— a perfect lady . . clear, white, complexion . . . always neat . . could and would like to control the sticks of a modorn airplane . . was caught chewing gum once plays tennis . . . first date with "Rick" was the beginning of her biggest thrill . . . thinks she knows the P's and Q's of salesmanship in general . . , therefor strives to land a good position as a saleslady ... a grand girl. Anna Graziano—tall . , . slim . . . with dark hair . . . rather quiet and shy . . . used to talk in a low voice . . . can be heard now that her tonsils are out . . . plans to work in a large department store . . makes quilts . . . likes picnics . . plays baseball, and roller skates . . . thrilled to the cor when she made her first trip on a train and first trip out of Iowa . . . when she visited Chicago in February . . . once had to sit on the boys' side of the room for talking too much. Richard Griffith Rick" to most everyone . . . Irene . . . spends spare time rearing up old radios and building new ones . . interests center around electrical circuits on automobiles . . . felt "Best' when his was the occasion to fall heir to his analytic estimation of what a young thing, pretty and swoot, should be . . . will consider an electric job or position as a telephono lineman nice to have around . . . although quiet ... but they say silence is golden, so Rick is absolutely in tho right ... a swell fellow. Frankie Haney—one half of a pair of twins ( . . . dark curly hair . . . taller than her sister . . . wisdom and ability that shine through her modesty . . . never too busy to help someone will wolcomo a college degree . . to be followed by a shiny new car . . . collects Journalism laurels as Messenger-News columnist . . also co-editor of the Senior Railsplittor . . . ranks second in the class ... is proud of it . . . and well she may be Winona Hanson—tel!. slim, with a laugh like no on else . . . loves cooking and sewing . . . domestic type . . . quite a flirt . . . very embarrassed when two boy friends called at the same time . . . has had several adventures, among them falling flat on her iaco off a train . . . singing over tho radio at Ames . . . wants to visit Hawaii and the Samoan Islands - - - says she's always saying tho wrong thing at tho wrong time. 8Bill Harlow—identified by many a "Flash" . . . wants to Hash around in a Buick Century . . . chums around with Art . . . even names his biggest thrill as being the time he slid broadside on a gravel road with Art . . . they were in a car . . . wont tell his younger brother. Russell, that his is a grand voice . . . says he alroady knows it . . . that's just like Bill ... a swell chap . . . dependable . . . best little ieller to mount Railsplittor linoleum block prints. Dorothy Hummer—Lovely rippling, wavy hair . . . conscientious and rather serious . . . a vory nico friend to havo ... an animal lover . . . raises a little red lox . . . rabbits . . . snails . . . and tadpoles . . . skates, bicycles, and rides horseback . . . ambition is to be a hospital dietician or managor ol a tearoom . . . has broadcast over the radio twice . . . once fell olf a porch and dislocated her shoulder ... as soon as she got her arm out of that, she broko her wrist coasting. Juanita Jordan—capable . . . sure fire for fun . . . believes hors is an odd hobby . . . collecting articles for her hopeless chest . . . watched, wondered, winced when she beheld her one and only in a boxing match at Riverview Park . . . tried to slip in the window on her sixteenth birthday . . . foil in a clothes basket . . was flabbergasted to look up and see dad waiting . . . and in the mood ... the wrong one . . . ambition is to become a buyer ... or be an authoress . . . "Jorgie" is her nickname . . . friendship is her by-word. Bill Kennedy—short . . . sort of fat . . . slap-happy . . . loves to kid around . . . says Polla Tulip Time was his most embarrassing moment . . . tho stage crew is disclosed as knowing why . roller skates as a hobby . . . recalls dimly having been paddled in every grado school that sheltered him . . . was a bad boy then . . . his is an ambition with which he's not alone ... to get out ol the state of Iowa and see what the rest of the world is like. Mary Erylen Knouse—almost popped with joy at being elected secretary of the senior class . . . sparkling eyes . . . giggles of the best quality . . . luscious curly hair . . . intends to take a technological course in medicine and become a doctor s assistant . . . when in the first grade a little "darkie” hit her . . . result . . . two black eyes . , once while acting out a class play a boy kissed her . . . plays her two guitars ... is called ’’Mickey" ... is really cute. Lois Leak—small . . . serious . . . sincore International Day chairman . . . hobbies are horseback riding . . . photography . . . has the height of ambition that many an authoress possesses ... to write a successful book . . . could have keeled over when her brother made a presentation of S100 for Xmas . . was one of the outstanding successes of high school day . . . will be another outstanding success of the world too. if she doesn’t change. Jimmy Howell — a regular back-to-the-soil laddie . . . flattered Lincoln by coming a long and circuitous route to school each day . . . nice warm heart . . . never many words . . . and those only of the kindliest . . . knows how to "gee ' and "haw" the farm plugs . . . can guide a shiny plow down a good earth furrow . . . and keep it straight . . . came to Lincoln from Creston in the Fall . . . didn’t stay to finish . . . glad to have his glossie just the same Buraetta Jaggers—small with pretty blue eyes and oft occurring flashing smile . . . sews her own clothes . . . and does it exceptionally well . . . wants to be a stenographer . . . bikes, rides, roller skates and dances . . . has a big thrill who lives in Manning, Iowa . . . once gave the wrong change to her boss when trying to impress her while working at Franklin Hotel . . . membor of Girl Reserves and Leader's club . .1 . in two style shows . . . possessor of an unusual name. Harry Kemp—short . nice has vory dark hair with one little wave riding on the front coast . . goes for bike riding every morning . . Goldeano Mayo . . . can’t bear to watch his dancing lady perform ... no one knows quite why . . , was constantly the victim of good rarxings by Mr. Gerhart ... an ushor at the Lincoln theatre at times ... a swell guy with a fine, sensible personality. Fraulis Knight—possessor of a crown of tiny ringlets . . . long black eyelashes . . flaw-less skin . . . chums with "Stinky’’ Davis and tho Sonnebom twins . . likes music ... is member of concert band, marching band and concert orchestra . . . sews herself right into the cutest clothes . . . temporarily thought well of Darrell Tomlinson . . . won't admit that she has ambition . . . or thrills . . . but you’ll have to admit that Fraulis has something. Betty Laws—sweet little blonde . . quiet . . . until you know hor . . really a mischievous little soul ... would like to be an intelligent secretary to the president of some large company . . . can’t forget the time she wore a pleated skirt on a windy day . . . hasn't had any real thrills yet . . . nicknamed "Jake ” . . . very active in church doings . . . once sang over the radio . . . member of G A A . . . and tennis squad . . commencement and baccalaureate chairman. Anthony Leo—dark hair cut a’ la pineapple clip . . . argumentative type . . . known as the "lone wolf" . . . aspires to lofty position of certified public accountant . . . was refused his first would-be date . . . turned over the principal's knee for an inopportune demonstration yell of a wild Indian . . . collects stamps and builds model airplanes . . . second baseman in grade school on baseball team . . . captain of soccer team. 9Esther Leon —one of the mo»t distinct personalities in the senior class . . . expressive tacial characteristics . . . enjoys dancing . . . "Nicky" . . . junior and senior council member . . . was secretary o! the nurse's stall lor three consecutive years . . . drosses truly leminine and lit . . . called "Essex” because ol her streamed lines . . a lovely girl possessing one thing that many lack . . . quality. George Lockhart- youngest in the class , . . dark . . . likable, obliging, and neat . . works like a Trojan on stage crew ...PA. wizard . . . lots ol common sense . . plus definite ideas about everything . . . intends to be U. S. Naval olficer or aeronautical engineer . . product ol the army . . . bom in Alaska . . . called "Sonny ... and doesn't mind It . . . plays goll. swims, and you should taste his cooking. Virginia Manats—beautiful . . . lusciously blonde . . . sincere eyes . . . reads . . . plays badminton . . . and warbles . . . was moat omberrassed when she laultfully stood in the comer lor chewing gum in grade school . . . known as "Bobby” to tome . . . especially to "Mickey” . . . wants to be a private secretary . . . and wants none of these private secretarial week-ends ... a perfect Iriend. Georgia Matthews—reddish-gold hair . . . known as "the All American Girl”.. . . proficient in skating, golfing, swimming, bowling. archery and ping-pong . . . Lincoln's star girl tennis player . . . has hopes of achieving lame as a second Alice Marble . thrilled at viewing Niagara Falls and being one ol the members of the Girls National Champion Drum and Bugle Corps . . . outspoken. sell confident, and bound to be successful. Myrtle McConnell different than she appears on the surface . . . silent and observing with a note of underlying humor that slips out occasionally ... an artist of outstanding talent without too much tomperament . . . hor hobby IS drawing caricatures of unsuspecting victims . . . was notorious for arriving hours after the tardy bell . . . was a thing of the past . . . received a very embarrassing note on one of her history papers from Miss Holmes about poor grades . . . ambition is to be an artist. Eugene Morris—as nice as they come ... a wizard at art . . . confesses he was a superior conversationalist in grade school . . . but mending tape over his mouth was far more so . . . enjoys sports . . - travel . . . thinks good music and poetry hurts no one . . hobby is anything from sketching to sculpturing . . . also designs fantastic airplanes . . . isn't sure of his most embarrassing moment . . . wants to be a commercial artist . . . nickname is Mercury . . . makes a fine and lasting impression . . . especially on Bernice Oslpchack. Norma Lillie—long, dark brown, curly hair . . . tape . . . ballet dances ... on nurse’s staff . . . met Bob Feller on Elk s program . . . nicknamed "Lil" . . . goes with Clarence Brownson . . workod high school day . . . lots of fun . . . has lots of friends. Marguerite Maeii- chubby, rhythmic . . . dances, rollerskates, plays baseball . . . once won an electric refrigerator . felt an impulse to "lay down and die” when she called the wrong man "Daddy" . . . hopes to be a dancing instructor ... go on tours . . . wants all her cooking lessons on spaghetti . . . wants all other lessons on wings ol thought . . . belongs to "Chop-po-locka” club . . . friends know her better as "Marg" . . . possesses an attitude pleasing to all. Mary Manfredini—s onder . . . portrays a slow, easy-going type of person . . . dances . . . travels . . . plays baseball ... has every intention of becoming a successful nurse . . . will not tell her most embarrassing moment . . . biggest thrill will be graduation . . . like many others, she delights in watching the antics of unsuspecting people. Goldeene Mayo—cuto as a bug . . wee one ol the class . . . golden hair and gleeful giggle . . . radiates a sunny disposition . . . has many friends and admirers . . . an accomplished adagio dancer . . . gives her audiences thrills and chills as she gracefully flies through space . . . dreams of one day sailing into the beautiful harbor ol Honolulu and being garlanded with flowery leis . . . spends every spare minute toiling with short-hand and typing . . . also walking with Harry Kemp. Earl Miller- what he lacks in height is made up for in efficiency . . . always gives the impression of just having been cleaned up . . . spick and span . . . and quiet . . . gets most enjoyment from oating and sleeping . . . secondary pleasures are driving, ice skating, and ball playing . . . ambt lion is to get out of school and get a good job ... an apt minuet dancer in grade school . . . accomplished at tracking down ads for the Railsplitter Mildred Newman beautiful brown eyes . . . another shy little violet ... a marvel in shorthand and typing . . . winner of certificate in shorthand radio contest . . . plans to become a secrotary in Catherine Costello's law office . . . climax of her life's thrills was her first rido on a roller coaster, from which sho didn't expect to escape alive . . . was once requested by her rural school to write "Miss Fleming. I am sorry” a hundred times for misbehavior . . . she wrote It, "Miss Fleming. I am sorry a hundred times" . . . plays piano . . . rides horseback lor relaxation. 10p La Verne Ogren -nice . . . Ilkablo . . . en-loy sports ol all sorts . . . likos popular music ... is ambitious to gat a Job with high wagos . . . wants to saa tha world ... but not with tha Navy . . . found a golf ball twica . . . naadad somathlng to fan his blushing faca . . . thrill of thrills was a shoa string catch . . . Iikas to raad . . . was a copy-wrttar at Younker's on High School day . . . nicknamad "Potts". Angelo Palmar -sort of short, coal black hair . . . likes to fiddle around with chemicals . . . hopes to own all of the Higgins Drug Co. and to undersell all tha othor drug stores . . . had an embarrassing moment over a girl . . . that's all he'll tall . . . was once a naughty boy whllo attending St. Anthony's school and was locked in a book cupboard for an hour and than had to apologize to his first grade class ... is learning to dance . . . known as "Babe." Frances Pander—poised and "cultured-gigantic" vocabulary . . . passion for poetry and all that is literary . . . usually dignified but pops out with surprising actions occasionally, such as the time she startled Mr. Hutchens by landing in front of him after sliding down a banister . . . intends to drive an ambulance if we go to war . . . adores dogs and her black horse "Starr" . . . member of International and Literary clubs . . was awarded first prize in Drake creative writing contest. Marguerite Plude—quite a little fuss-budgot . . . thinks she's mad at times but only angry . . . hobby is onlightening hill-billies . . . wants to marry a young rich man about 75 years old . . . outlive him . . . and go get Frankie . . . Joy was all hers the first time she stayed out until 10:30 . . . would like ... to got a black eye ... to got in Ted Ashby's column ... to be ono of the ton best dressed womon ... to us she's "Marg" . . . full of pop . . . and more fun Lena Ponxelino pretty brown eyos . . . black hair ... fair complexion . . . once a fnend. always a friend . . . lovos school work . . . hor friends say she has transformed since she entered Lincoln . . . very active in soliciting speakors for senior vocational talks . . . dreams of circling the globo . . . likos reading, all sports, and dancing . . . biggest thrill so far was visiting Bankor's Life Building . . . member ol Poace Leaguo. Library. Leader's. Archery clubs ... G. A. A. member, and Girl Reserves. loo Pressutti—bursting with Joyous personality . . . star of Lincoln's music assemblies . . . booming voice . . . beaming countonanco was oh so embarrassed when ho crashed through his seat in the industrious quiet of his Journalism class . . . thrill of a lifetime camo when he won the state music contest . . . everyone called him "Champ" . . once played "Cupid" and carried notes of budding romance between two of his grade school teachers . . . ambition is to got a "dam good job." Bernice Osipchack a little thing . . . dainty . . . has elaborate, shining hair . . . nickname is "Sunny" ... is always radiant . . . collects poetry, stray dogs . . . takes pictures. hikes . . . caters to dancing, and Mary Pascuzzi . . . made a vory successful amateur operation on her radio . . . was tickled pink ... sat down on a Negro's lap one night at a show . . . says it was dark . . . couldn't see . . . wants to be a good enough salesman to sell refrigerators to Eskimos . . . one look at "Sunny" . . . and the deal will bo on. Mary Paseuxsi—truly fominine . . . tall . . . dark . . . colorful in dress and personality . . . chums with Bernice . . . collects stamps . . . takes long hikes . . . fancies Jack Anderson as quite a good ogg . . was slightly embarrassed when she modeled clothes for a Mdse, ad . . . would like to be a clothes dosignor . . . always laughing . . . always doing littlo things that help, lots . . . others can't koop from liking her . . . she's a singular of her nickname . . . "Peaches." Richard Peterson—"Dick" is someone to look up to both in stature and ability ... is blonde and nice to look at . . . life centers around athletics . . . helps fill Lincoln's trophy case . . . thinks actions speak louder than words, especially when called on to make an impromptu speech at the Roosevelt victory assembly . . . blushes often . . says little . . . hopes to equal Glen Cunningham . . . ex-president of Hi-Y . . . cocaptain of track team ... a "swell guy." Erlyne Poison—blonde and really cute . . . gets around like a little bug . . . roller skates . . . collects perfume bottles . . . vory active in G A A. . . . has the best times of hor lifo when out roller skating . . . was . . . ogad ... so embarrassed when she took a spill once . . . tho height of ambition for this wido-awako girl is to hold the championship title for roller skating. Ed PotlhoM—evor so little . with a great, big smile . . . gets around in tennis, golfing, fishing . . . felt proud as a peacock tho day he made a hole-in-ono . . . could have portrayed any he-man type as a result of sporting around with tho fish in Canada . . . didn't ovon bring back one good fish story ... is very honest . . . made a colossal senior treasurer . . . council member . . . wants to become a certified public accountant ... a perfect gentleman. Nadine Purdy—short . . . nice ... is not what hor mcknamo "Sissy" would imply . . . likos Girl Scouting, stamp collecting and bicycling . . . fell down while roller skating . . . landed in a boy s lap . . . "Was my face red?", sho says . . . biggest thrill was gotting bicycle . . . was a professional giggler in grado school . . . has high hopes of retiring in the Colorado Mountains with two or three girl friends . . . possesses an irresistible something that makes you want her for your friend. 11E. Jun Raymond decided blond® nicknamed "Blondie" . . . accomplished at wlolding a paint brush and a noodle . . . plans to bo a boauty operator or a seam stress . . . hor hobbles aro figure drawing . . . handcraft . . . and bicycling ... hor first "roal boy friend'' providod hor biggest thrill . . . president of homo room for three somostors . . . momber of studont council and Art club. Glois Rose—a character of few words . . . sows, plays Hawaiian guitar . . . likes toiling ovor math problems . . . sold car chocks . . . her most ombarrasstng moment and biggest thrill are equally secretive . . ■ made quite a business manager on tho Railsplitter ... is a great hand for advice . . . wants to work in an insurance company ... be a bookkeeper or accountant ... or go to collego . . . says hers is a nickname attached by Mr. E. I. Hasty . . . "Glow Worm". Ellen Ryan—expressive blue eyes . . . wavy brown locks . . . always the center of fun . . . fond of athletics . . . especially tennis, and roller skating . . . fell in the middle of the floor in a roller skating grand march . . . Banker’s Life Building is her idea of a place to work . . . in 6A she and Bob Jackson ate a whole can of raw sauerkraut . . . likes East side boys . . . known as Speed " Arthur Schwalm—appears to be bashful . . . is a ladies' man . . tall and handsome . . . flavored with a Texas drawl . . . can be seen a milo off in his blazing rod shirt . plays golf in his sloop . . . particular desire is to play in sub-par figures . . . biggest thrill came when hit a golf ball 300 yards . . . mere embarrassment is not the word to oxpress how he felt whon ho found that he didn't havo onough money to pay for a dinner he and his girl had already eaten . . . "Art " is another of tho numerous Army offspring. Michael Scione—short, dark, and plump . . . eternally surrounded by girls . . . wears a dilapidated hat . . eats lemons ... is planning to be a bakor . . . outdid himself one Sunday morning when in his best bib and tucker he tackled a pig escaping from a truck and caught it . . . was caught with dice three hours before he was to graduato from St. Anthony's . . . likes dancing and truck driving . . . plays football. Leon Shanks -brisk and active . - - combe his hair straight back . . . has an amazing vocabulary when he wants to use it . . . fosters an ambition to be a political party leador . . . collects editorials on various forms of government . . . once startod to give a throe minute talk in the wrong class ... his first glance at tho Pacific ocean and hooking a baby shark in San Francisco Bay wore his biggest thrills . . . spent three days by teacher's desk for chewing his gum too loud . . . member of International and La Curie Science clubs. Dewey Roland -big and brawny . . . athletic . . . loves dancing . . . and tho idea that ho and ten other Lincoln players defeated Roosevelt . . . face got rod-hot the day a certain girl staged a proposal in the hall . . . will never forget how his teacher cried when he loft grade school ... he wonders if they'll do that now . . . ambition is to play professional football, or bo a race-driver .. . answers to the beck and call of "Dudo." Maxine Rumnusi t aming red hair ... a beautiful girl . . . completely lacks the bad temper red-heads are reputed to possess . . . ambitions are to be a telegraph operator .. . to eventually get marriod . . . favors blond, blue-eyed boys . . . goes swimming ... ice skating . . . and roller skating . . . likes good movies and ice cream and cake . . . had the first line in a fourth grade play . . . couldn't find her voice till five minutes after the curtain went up . . . like all good Lincolnites. was thrilled when wo boat Roosevelt. Fiancee Salvate— ultra-violet smile . . . Jet-black hair . . . sweet and sincere personality .. . collects anything and everything from buttons to rubber bands . . . doesn't look like the kind but says she has no ambition . . . has beautiful fingernails . . . thrilling was tho timo she acted as Master of Ceremonies lor an assembly in the sixth grade at McKinley school . . . sings melodiously and was unavoidably scared to death when she performed in a talent assembly. John Sciachitane—tall. dark and quick tempered . . . lots of fun . . . master accordion player . . . would like to some day play in an orchostra . . . also teach music . . . greatest thrill is meeting now girls . . . most embarrassing moment was when a girl asked him for a date . . . spent leisure moments in grade school tying up girls' pigtails to their desks . . . likes art work and fishing for relaxation . . . plays in orchestra .. . nickname is "Shocky" . . once gypped school to shop for dresses with two girls. Frank Severino—anothor Gable . . tall . . . dark . . . everybody knows him and his t greon suit . . . possesses an urge for fishing . . . swims between bites . . . drives a car . . turned into the driveway one day ... hit a tree . . . smashed a fender . . . made up his mind to learn to drive . . . barely escaped a rubber-hose flogging in grade school . . . was too. too happy about it . . . triod his hand at fixing a radio . . . burnt it up . . . burnt his folks up too . . . had loads and loads of fun during the paper drivo lames Sheraden—tall, broad-shouldered . . always ready to say "hollo" ... is a prospective spoed demon ... he hopes , . . possesses a natural speodinoss . . . wants a torpedo-shaped Buick club coupe, painted blue . . . thinks along modorn. streamlined lines . . . Flin . . likos mechanical, wood, metal work . . . was transportation manager on Railsplitter staff . . . has monitored traffic In Lincoln halls ever since the system began . . . everybody halls him as "Jimmy ' . . . very likable. 12Mary Siruinl dark hair . . ■ light heart . . . moat accommodating person in the class . . . always in a good mood . . . member o! Leader’s. Archery, and Art clubs . . ac-tivo member oi tennis team . . . desires a position as private secretary . . . dotes on traveling . . . Niagara Falls . . . has provided her with her greatest thrill so lar . . . told school dentist that her mother didn't want her loose tooth pulled . . . dentist pulled it when she wasn't looking . . . likes to save hankies and ride New York escalators. Darlene Smith—dilferent . . . slender . . . gets around like a little springboard . ■ . likes sports . . . bowed her head in shamo the day she handed a streetcar conductor a piece ot paper instead ol a car check . . . likos journalism . . Lu Fillingham . . . latest ilame is a North High redhead . . . would liko to play hostess in a largo restaurant or a winter-summer resort . . . cute girl . . . cute nickname . . . Smitty. Theresa Soluri—native daughter oi ol’ Virgin-ny . . . small and dark . . . winner oi 1500 pt. G. A. A monogram . . . hopes to continue in athletics as gym instructor . . . says she "hasn’t met her biggest thrill yet" . . fell korplop while ambulating past a group ol young men . . . overjoyed at revisiting hometown in the old South . . . member ol Leader’s and Archery clubs Mary Sonneborn smaller hall ol the blonde hairod. blue eyed couple . . . has proved to be a (rlend in need many a time . - -especially in helping contused friends with their school work . . . spends leisure time hiking thither and yon. or swimming . . . collects pictures of ships . . . hopes someday to master the Spanish language and then journey to South America . . . clerical chairman of the senior class . . . member ol the Literary club. Frank Uhlman Fink" to many . . . plays baseball, football, tennis . . . fishes and reads . . was most embarrassed the day he said "They ain't not no good" to a salesman . . . was most thrilled the day he received a Salesmanship award from the Register and Tribune . . . was entered in a marble tournament in grade school ... he and Guy Huxford came in first place ... so the story goes . . . more fun . . . ambition is to work in an office . . . and go to college. Dorothy Ullrich-glows with vim and vigor . . . has white, sparkling teeth . . . can "hike it" into my businessman's office . . comes out with a Railsplitter ad ... If ever in a jam. see Dot . . . knows her p’s and q’s on friendship . . . outstanding romance was that with the only boy in grade school, who "dressed up" . . . ambition is to become a nurse . . . not nurse maid . . . has a kind disposition . . . will give many a patient the urge to get well right away . . . and perhaps propose Alice Smith—demure and sweet . . - pleasant to look at . . . quiet and shy . . . everyono likes her . . . most embarrassing moment occurred when she fell down a flight ol stairs into tho midst of a group of boys . . . likes to cook . . . sing . . . and fish - . . biggest thrill was catching hor first fish, weighing nine pounds ... in the third grade she hit a little boy with a paste jar because he kept borrowing it . . . loves fast elevators . . . plans to ride in an airplane. Inex Leotyene Smitlv— light, brown hair . . . winsome smile . . . likes sewing . . . collects receipts . . . table decorations . . . she and a certain boy wore comparing answers one day . . . finally the teacher inquired if it wasn’t time they took their respective seats . . . talk about embarrassment! . . . biggest . . . thrill was swimming in the Pacific ocean . . . biggest desire is to own a fashionable dress salon . . . and make the dresses herself Marjorie Sonneborn—blonde . . . cute . . . constitutes 50% of the Sonneborn birthday celebration . . . collects drawings of well-known magaxine Illustrations . . . pictures . . . concerning Thomas E. Dewey . . . Frauds Knight and Mary Davis are her by-pals . . . member of Literary club . . . wants to study at Drake . . . nicknamed "Sonne" . . . friends often make it plural to cover both Marjorie and her sis . . . lots of fun. Charles Talerice—"Gabby" ... not because he talks so much • . . but because it’s his short name for Gabriel . . . was active on the majority of athletic teams . . . member of the formal committee . . . collects pictures . . . snap shots . . . telephone numbers ... Is a great hand lor fun . . . runs around with “Forch" . . . wishes his to be a good, prospering business . . . will make a truly good business man . . . danced for the January graduating class . . . will dance for joy at graduation. Joe Uhlman--tall and brawny . . clear cut features . . . abundanco of wavy hair . . . ambition is to be a draftsman, a cabinet maker, or a farmer . . . mostly a farmer . . . greatest thrill was riding the "Rocket" . . . home room president for three semesters . . . bet Helen Falkenhainer a coke that he’d sell more Railsplitters than sho ... he lost . . . bought her a soda . . . they’ve been going togothor ever since . . , played football. Paul Van Dyck—very tall . . . lank . . . fishes, hunts, pitches . . . ball, not horseshoes . . and sings . . ordered a grand meal once . had unfortunately mislaid his purse in his other trousers . . . washed plenty of dishes to pay (or it . . . forgot to go to school one day . . . got caught . . . hasn't "forgotten" since . . . biggest thrill was when he won SI.000 on Bank Night ... in his dream . . . sole ambition is to become a dictator . . . will be known as "Daniel the Great " 13No«mi Vena—toft. fluffy heir . . . tiny ringlet . . . lovely feature . . . cooks . . . and loves it . . . ha big groan oyo . . . chums around with Ona Violet . . . newest companion is her husband . . . biggest thrill was first learning to ride horseback . . . biggest "hurt" too . . . felt "tops" whan she mastered car driving . . . wants to be a surgeon ... or specialist. Don Walsmith seriousness personified until booml ... the real Don comes out . . . monkeyshines and wisecracks galore . . . ambition Is to be a successful business man . . looks the part already ... pal of Dean Enabnit . . . has a nice sister ... in "Mikado," "Chained Freedom" ... I poppa cappa choir ... in student council three semosters . . . works on stage crew . . . P. A system ... is Hall Monitor chairman. loan Watson—simply swell . one girl who alters the adage. "Haste Makes Waste" . . . indulges whole-heartedly in music . . . reading . . . blushingly divulges her embarrassment when in the 4th grade she forgot her last line in a Pilgrim play . . . one of Mrs. Hall’s trustworthie ... put life into reporters when news editor on Railsplitter . . . was on the highest pedestal whon she found herself California-bound on the rails . . . nevor a torrid word oscapes this genial personality . . . rates high on anybody's friendship list. Arlene Wenger—a delicate, little blonde an artist . . . drew clever cuts for Rail-splitter . . . particularly fond of chocolate ice cream . . . and tennis ... is on tennis team ... is striving to "beat Goorgia Matthews one more set of tennis and to grow tall and get fat" . . . known as "Boio" . . . mombor of Art. Leader s. Archery, and International Clubs . . . also G. A. A and Girl Reserves. Loretta Zinzer—tall . . . slim . . . and dignified . . . every hair in place . . . would rathor dance and play tennis than anything else . . . felt so silly when she fell in the middle of the floor while working as a waitross . . . like many of her classmates, her first date brought shivery thrills . . works hard in hopes of being a good saleswoman . . . nickname Is "Lolly" . . . member of Girl Reserves. G. A. A. . . . and Leader's club. David McCullough—tallest of the tall, dark and handsomo . . . travels at a snail's pace . . . speaks even slower ... so far has never lacked an excuse when being confronted daily by Mr. Gerhart for being tardy . . . owner of the "wonder dog" Shop ... not noted for studiousness . . . speed, demon in his car . . . only there . . . dresses in the height of fashion. Gwendolyn Kloster—halls from Littlo Rock, Arkansas . . . possessor of a cute southern accent . . . collects stamp . . takos pictures . - . was so embarrassed when while coming from Arkansas she was called a southerner ... in reality she was born in Des Moines . . . biggost thrill was being on the senior list at Lincoln . . . started school at Washington . . . will graduate in Iowa . . . has attended school in 12 different states Fortune Vulcano—sorious . . . will be a "man" someday soon . . . gardens . . . hunts . . . wants to tackle a steady fob . . . won't tell any more other than his first dance was very embarrassing . . felt like a "nut" traveling through Mt. Pleasant to the insane asylum . . . and Fort Madison penitentiary . . . felt lean and low when he got face soap in his eyes while blowing bubbles in kindergarten . . . called "Forch" by his fellow friends. Geneva Walsmith—a feminine little lady . . . dainty and composed . . . often seen in the company of Dean Enabnit . . . enjoys playing the piano . . . ambition is to be a private secretary and marry the boss . . . is proud of being Lincoln's 12A representative as a "Clothes Board Momber" at Younker ' . . . was president of the nurse's staff for two semestors . . . sang in the opera "Mikado " . . . came to Des Moines from Carlisle. Iowa . . . thinks Des Moines is "too sooty”. Joe Welch—another unsung hero of P A . . stage crew . . . pictures himself as future officer in the Naval Air Corps . . sits in corner in English ... his own choice . . . was thrilled most with his first airplane ride and his first date . . . was too. too humiliated when his girl bawled him out in the midway of a county fair . . . says he is called "Little Pig." Rogina Wyatt—"Reggie" . . . has ambition spelled with capital letters . . . aspires to own a Reggie Lee College Shop . . drive a nice car . . . and own lots of dogs . . . rides bikes . . . plays tennis . . chews gum . . . gets caught occasionally ... accidentally washed her hair in Soilax once . . . both she and her hair turned red . . . mot Colonel Roscoe Turner . . . rated a picture ... a nice addition to the course of friendship in both cases Reggie’s definitely a girl wide-awake and waiting to act as hostess to Mr Opportunity any day now. Senior directories for members of the graduating class whose pictures do not appear are given below. Colleen Miller-tiny . . . expressivo eyes . . . well groomed hair . . . business-like in a lot of ways . . . horse-racing and Bing Crosby are her hobbies . . . wouldn't bear telling hor most embarrassing momont . . . never had a really big thrill . . . but got caught supplying answers to another girl during the process of a science test ... is exceedingly proud of her Great Dane pup, Duke . . . wants like everything to become a writer 14 PRINCIPAL HUTCHENS VICE-PRINCIPAL HASTY M other Hubbard never meaningly denied her dog a bone; good Mr. Chips never neglected his universal school of boys and girls . . . nor has the Lincoln High School faculty ever failed intentionally to give kind and immediate attention to the needs of any student. y Limj a VL tips r Encouraging every one at some time or another has been the genial smile of Mr. Aaron C. Hutchens; the kindly advice of Mrs. Vida Hall; and the ever-confident interest of Mr. Emmett J. Hasty in Lincoln youth. As Mother Hubbard s dog buried his treasured bone, so will the graduates of the class of June 1940 remember with good affection always, the democratic kindliness of many a lovable Mr. Chips of the Lincoln High School faculty. Faculty—First row Sharratt. Hutchons. Sanders. Shaw. Harris. Morgonthaler. Hasty, Coventry Scan-lan. N. Sherwood. Mapol, Talerico. Grabau, Lewis, Hall, Pattison, Calvert, Arnold. McFarland. Sutter. Barton. Second Row: Eickolborg. Sturgeon. McEniry, Scholiiold, Hamilton, Hurd, Roberts, Myers. Price. Ho'.mos. Homming. Brewster. Dewey Third Row: Chatman. Meltert. Snyder. Kyi. Cox. Mitchell. Engel. Robbins. Busch, Gerhart. Cripe. Farley. 15Office Staff—D. Bradi h. Knouse. Matthew , Mr Arnold. Ru ton. Pn-art, Westergaard, Mr. Hutchen . Mary Jean Calvert. Advisors Staff—First Row lelt to right: Rumman . Ar.cfjews. Mr Hall. Second Row: Mr Ha ty. Garrison. Crawford. Pearson. Carter. Watson. Kaup. Nurse's Staff—Back Row left to right: Miss Dunkelburg. Ttdball, Metzger. Wyatt. Second Row Harvey. Swam, Norton. Walsmith. Leone. Lillie. Grange, Sirianni, Stovich. First Row: Daugherty. Matson. Parker. 16£ycltccl (3cnj:ec)elates Gyppors? 'Nary a onel These service staff and club members arc kopt too busy with books, stage productions, and school athletics to wander far astray from Lincoln's green pastures. Library Staff—First Sow loft to right Falkenhainer. Daugherty. Second Row: Procopico. Loadlto. Dicky, Kottmoior. Nizzi. Mars. Davolt. Froeman. Third Row: Hummer, Dunagan, Oliphant. Winnio Lmquist, Gustafson. Production Staff—First Row loft to right P Dhaintn. V engor. Groen-field. Hyde. Caliguiri, Calaido, Facklor. T. Dhainin. Second Row: Lockhart. Gaspori, Loo, Dicky, I Tompkmson, Fini. Cox. Black. Third Row Gillam. Morris, Short, Olson, Coburn. Kabrtck. Garrat. Armbrost, Kennedy. Loaders Club—First Row left to righi: Soluri, Sirianni, Bertrand Second Row Oliphant. Dunagan. Parkor, Ponzeline, Anania. Wenger. M Casnor. Matthews. Third Row: Norton, Lutz, T. Casnor, Sheradon. Gustafson. Gasperi. Crawford. Garrison. Andrews. Fourth Row Andreano, Bergstrom. Andorson, Kaup, Mungossor, Cox. Kabrick, Loonard. Moyer. 17Student Council. Sr.—First Row leti to right Eickner. Nowman. Gracy. Soluri. Mile . Ca ner. Matthews. Clark. Ruby. Good. De Marco. Second Row: Walsmith, George. Anderson. C Anania. F. Haney. Falkenhainer. Laltredo, Radcltfi. Leone. Swan. Third Row: Parker. Clemmer. Van Ginkel, Mitchell, Best, lose, Lusman. Bradley. Kent. Hutchens. Fourth How: Nielsen. Robinson. Thomas. Bloomquist. Munger, Davis. LINCOLN'S SENIOR CONGRESSMEN To UPHOLD worthy traditions and to build towards a "better Lincoln" are paramount aspirations of both junior and senior governing bodies. In this endeavor, councilmen encounter many disheartening factors. Rules are hard to enforce. Students display an amazing lack of responsibility. Home rooms are prone to complain of lack of cooperation. Yet . . . characterized by its friendly spirit, Lincoln High houses under its roof a big, family-spirited group, generous and kindly, and quick to respond when the heart is touched. An unwritten law of Lincoln, never transgressed, can be cited as a shining example of this . . . the emblem in the floor of the lobby. That it shall not be walked upon is an unwritten edict which ever was and ever shall be. Boys play tag around it; paper arrows soar above it; tardy students plunge through the center door, but verge always to the right or left. The emblem is not crossed. Strangely enough, students new to the school seem to know by some secret wisdom that the emblem must not be defiled. Councilmen can express no greater aspiration than the hope that students will revere with equal constancy other traditions growing up with Lincoln High. MEMORANDA I he names. The dales. I he rales— I Itese we shall forqet. Hal who can efface I he winter memory of a banner of smoke I aqginq al the loll chimney. ) earning to he off into the pearl-gray dawn? Who can forqet the nereous finqers of the poplars. Caressinq through a summer day the schools flashed chn-ks? —By Frances Pervikr. 18Ushers ‘ Park Here’ to Pose, IVhile Artists, £dentists Go a-Maying] Ushers—First Row left to nght: Lenhart. Eicknor. J. Tompktnson. Crivaro. Layton. Reed. Dicky. Good. F. Tompkinson Second Row: Campbell. Wilton. Morgan. Mason. Noe. Fackler. Reilly. Third Row: Graves. Wilson. Green. Coon. Noe. C. Tompkinson. Olson. Morris. Art and Science— First Row left to right Garrison. Kottemior. Ledlie. Palmeri. Crawlord. Mr W. Shaw. Miss J. Lewis, Freeman. Won-ger. Shaft, Matthows. Second Row: Costango. Gustafson. Cohron. Andreano. Conrad. Gtllotti, Clarke. De Marco, M Bradish, D. Bradish, Pressuttl. Anderson. Grange. Pascuza, Raymond. Sinanni 19Alter weeks of waiting, the camera finally caught the gals in physics in that very unnatural pose . . . five members of the "Eligible Ate club in usual abandonment . . . Lois Leak looking frightfully serious, and Geneva Walsmith and "Peachy" surrounded by Enabnit and Canfield, respectively and respectfully??? They say that tiny but tough looking little salt is Ed Potthoff . . . Kent in white and working (posed) . . . Tongue—with Irene supporting it from behind . . . Dangerous damsels on their eternal hunt lor a specimen of the rare "Homa Sapiens (pronounced "man.") . . . Stage Manager George with Buddy Joe. (Expressions typical!) Camera fiends appreciate Miss Geraldine Scholfield's appreciating Na-turol A1 and Mary Evylen spend a peaceful evoning being pugilistic . . . Traveling scientists observe the "birdio” . . . June Raymond as a juvenile towhoad . . . Lion tamer Joan Watson with a midget beast in arms . . . Frances Pervier obligingly gets shot, while cuto little '"Adolf" (now a full grown Giilam) levols his index at you. In the spring, Sheradens fancy turned to Flin and vice-vorsa . . . Shirley. Joe, and Bob suffer from deadly spring fever malady . . . Mari-jean Brubaker also demonstrates presence of tongue ... Hi ho. hi hoi Looks like spring fever has become an epidemic. Oame'ia £ees Oil 7ells lie £iesCharacter— Fir t Row left to right: Myor. Giel. Ponzelina. Brightmore. Thompson. Oliver, Brad- ir- Socond Row: Nowton, Denby, Tarr, Steiam. Aldera, Houaham, Mc-Phoreon. Stanly. Third Row: Pearson, Boudiwin, Fitherstone, Jones. Reilly. Hudson, Miss Coventry. Studont Council, Jr.— First Row left to riaht: J. Banahart. Laws. Klau-enburcn. Noe. Clark, Newman. Kincaid. Socond Row Noack, Botkin. Sheldon, Falkenhai-ner, Knouf, Rump, Mrs. Robbins. Third Row: Volcano. Leniua. Wallace. Wilson. Cox. Eastman. Hamlin. Keyed to Lincoln 'Tempo, fluniols Cjoceln Wisely or ..O . ... 52 8 c i 5 §■ ■§ in c 2u o X-S °2 “j |J c 8 ■?o.8Ki' -§2 frgusS s (3-5 0 °1-i III i-J co J o e 0 l IF |6ii 31 ?u 3 i!a! rj less!What is journalism? Well, what is fun? Plenty of anxious hurry-scurry typical of the hectic hub-hub in any press room . . . That's fun! Deadline and doughnut days, topped with journalistic quips stealing the sting from over-time after school and bedtime . . . Besides swell dummies of human idiosyncrasies, who really aren't so illiterate as they sometimes pretend! The intermingling of ads, money, cheerful cherubs like Oscar, the Janitor, and "Ma" Bliquez and stories dealing with what have ya from commodores to big-shot dogs, all constitute t tie utete.it i unj what we call journalism. When the heavy-weights tax the department's chairs, and the department taxes the light-weight's mental capacities, then again you will find fun for sure-fire there! ce Take it from us . . . It's one of the best "various and sundry'' affairs a'goin! 23if ith s -ln StUDENTS stopl Students look) And students read that bulletin board outside Room 36. Young musicians never fail to follow the posted notes which keep them informed on up-to-the-minute happenings of their music department. Reminiscing over notes for the past semester which took our friends a short, medium, or long time to read, we can recall in condensed form ... Tryouts for leads in THE FORTUNE TELLER tonight . . . Pit orchestra rehearsal, Saturday . . . Tonight is our BIG night; let's all go on the stage to do our best in making the 1940 opera a success . . . Concert at Hoyt Sherman Place; BE PROMPT! We also remember . . . Instrumental solo clinic at Drake . . . Get music for spring festival . . . Section practice (Not on the bulletin board: a big sigh from Janet Burnstedt). All choir, band, and orchestra members required to bring parents to Parents' Music Club ... a sing for old and young is main feature . . . All-city music festival, Friday . . . Schedule for rehearsals to be posted . . . Choir to present concert at Masonic Temple . . . everybody invited to stay and dance. Mrs. Pearl Mapel serves as the bulletin board to keep the junior music department on its P's and Q's and toes! Stepping right into line, the 9th grade chorus has presented several concerts in addition to taking an active part in the presentation of Charlie Flagler's Saturday radio program. The bulletin boards, including Mrs. Mapel, will hibernate for the summer; but next September, musicians will again be deserting friends, for the moment. to read the news which changes almost every hour. Junior Chorus—Flm How: M. Mohlor. Thom . Aldera. Noack. Falkenhainer. Wenger. Greentield. Brickman. Gala. Mote, York, Reed, Mrs. Mapel. Second How: Textor, Graenway. Gemmtll, Shrelller. Mars. Cherry. Parrtck, Tret, Mason. Green. Tam. Latta. Robbins Third Row: Cammon. Stanley. Blanchard. Cunningham. Green. Arnold. Thompson. Free. Wallace. Dunston. Reilly. Summers. Wilson. 25Harris Develops History Making Track Team Mermen Split Even In 1940 Campaign The Lincoln tanksters plunged through the season with a fairly successful campaign, swimming at a .500 clip, winning four and losing four. The Although showing some of the finest tennis ever displayed at Lincoln High, the Railsplitter tennis team finished the season with the same number of defeats as victories, in dual competition. Under the fine tutoring of Coach H. Johnson the Lincoln squad was victorious over Dowling. North, and Hast, and losing to Roosevelt, Ames, and dropping a return meet to the Kastsiders. Led by Harold Johnson, Dint sized No. 1 man, and Billy Bangnart. star GOLFERS SUCCESSFUL To Date One Dual Meet lias lleen Last; Take One Meet; Place Taut Seconds. basketball player, the Railsplitters tried all year to make the victory percentage greater than the defeats, but in the end their efforts were found to be futile as they finished the year with the same number on both sides of the ledger. Boys playing their last year for Lincoln are: Joe Gazzo and Bob Bradley, three-year men; and Billy Banghart. a two-year man. The Two Mile Relay Squad Gathers Most Points; Eleven To Be Lost By Graduation Students and teachers crowding around the trophy case every Monday morning to see what the Railsplitters trackmen have conquered for Lincoln over the week end, has been the scene in the front halls since the opening of the track season. Gathering more points and trophies than ever before Coach Carl Harris developed the greatest track team in the history of Lincoln high. Defeated in their first meet only by Hast and Roosevelt high the cinder men captured third place in the Valley relays. Bringing home a large traveling trophy the Railsplitters took first place in the Winterset special event meet. Giving a spectacular performance at the Drake relays, the two mile relay team finished second, close behind a team from Duluth, Minnesota. The tracksters also placed second in the Orient Relays and in the South Central Conference. Leaving the squad through this June and next January graduation will be a fine group of tracksters, the greatest loss will be that of Carl Kent and Cocaptains Dick Peterson and Alvin Beck. Others are: Bill Davis, Charles Karns, Bill Graves, Bob Gillam, Bob Thomas, Jack Teter, James Sheraden and Max Munger. The Railsplitters also qualified three relay teams and two men in individual events for the state in the district meet. natators opened the season by nipping Boone 41-25, and defeating the Boon-sters in a return duel 45-21. The crew suffered its first loss at the hands of Roosevelt, with a 46-20 score, also defeating the Lincoln squad in a return match 42-22. The Lincoln pad-dlers, finishing 5th in the state championship, finished third in the city meet both semesters. In other meets, Lincoln defeated Hast 39-27 and 48-18. However their powers failed against North, losing twice 35-31 and 43-23. Max Munger, no doubt, was the outstanding man on the team, winning the state and city diving championship. The only member of the team who will receive his diploma this semester is Charles Talarico. The junior swimming team came through the season in splendid form, winning the city championship. Both the junior and senior teams were trained by Coach Lorin Graaff. Coach William S. Morganthalers' mighty niblick-wielders of Lincoln High opened the 1940 golf season by traveling to Newton and defeating the home team, 11% to %. In dual matches the Rai I splitters were defeated but once. Roosevelt contributed the loss, 7% to 4 ‘x. Besides Newton, they held victories over Dowling. 6%-5%, and North, 12-0. Hast tied the Lynx, 6-6. In meets, they Coach ••Mor ” won a quadrangular at Woodside and placed second at Cedar Rapids and Fort Dodge. Undoubtedly the number one golfer was Caruso Fontanini. He was medalist in virtually every meet the Railsplitters entered. His best round was at Woodside, where he shot a one over par 73. Tennisters Lob Along At .500 Clip; Johnson, Banghart Lead Racqueteers Track— Fir»t How left to right: Dully, York. Beck. Kent. Peter.on. Bloomfield. Grave.. B. Reyes. Yaktsh. HalUng.worth Second Row: Coach Harris. Downey. Parks. Sheraden. Thomas. Teter. Munger. Karns. Gillam. Davis, Bruce. ElIHrltz, Robinson. Miller. 26Swimminq Team—Back Row loft to riaht: StritUr. RotUy. Johnson, Caldwoll. RiddU. Munger. Bakor, Robonhouso, Brtddlo, Brockman, Talarico, Huntback, Coach Graaff Socond Row: Josa, Comtskoy, J. Cook. Wilson, Nielson, Van Dyke, Larson. Hull. B. Cook. H Cook. M York. First Row: Baker. B. Bobenhouse. Hall. Cross. Barlow. Tam. Campboll. Dhamin. Thomas. Yaklsh Golf. Tennis—First Row loft to right: Lonx. Losh. Matthows, Giannobulo. Andreano, Johnson. Banghart, J. Pofforly. Socond Row: Foroman. Potthoff, Callguiri. Brooks. Wongor. Gaspori, Sinanni. Gale. Norton Dicky Third Row: Morganthalor. Benoit, Elliot. Brtghtman. Gaxxo. Folsom. F. Poflorly. Bradley. Clommer. Morris. Clark. Harris’ Four Years Prove Successful Z OACH Carl Harris came to Lincoln in the fall of 1936 from Roosevelt High to take over the coaching duties when Arden McClain was transferred to North High. He faced a difficult task in producing winning teams, which the Lincoln supporters expected almost immediately. The turnout for football his first year was small and the team didn't accomplish much, but as interest in this sport grew, more candidates reported and 1939 Lincoln won its second city series game in the history of the school. He produced what is probably Lincoln's best basketball team in 1938 when the Railsplitters won two city series games. In 1940 he coached the track team to many great achievements. This team brought home nine trophies throughout the season. COACH HARRIS 277B's—Andorton. Ballard. Barbor. Broad, Cain. Capomgro. DaCamp. Data. Griffith. Gobi . Garltck C. Evans. B. Evans, Dhainin. Dans. Dowornlla, Hanng, Kanr.ady. Kirschbaum, Kalvoaua. Mickish, Montoanasa. Stavans. Robinson. Ostram. Pearson. Rumman . Mota. Scribner. Soars. Small. Stahl. VanHosen, Lewis, Smith. Nall. Whito, Drewelow. Alexander. Beliou. Arnold. Elvin. Darnall, Couch. Clark. Carnahan, Bristow. Gruwall. Gonovosa. Halton. Roth. Hyde, Jamagtn, Mltcholl. Tam. Powall Murphy. Niza. Mussolman. Mocre. Trapp. Uhlman. Thomas. Osslssimo. Scars. McClkntlc, Greenlield, Paskvan. Wallace. Christian. Bales, Bamas. Barry. Blanchard. Brightman. Burlingame, Cadwoll. Gail. Magmlson. Laws Dickey. Lara. Dennis, Kunkol. Hill, Coellner. Haney. Chlce. Chtodo. Manning. Roth. Sarasio. Morlan, Sheldon. Maas. Stophen. Thompson. Wilson. Murphy. Williams. Nielsen. Karnoy. Mueller. 7B’s You Bet! With Lincoln Still Their Oyster Dear Little 7B Lincolnites: In January approximately 130 of you entered Lincoln anticipating a “school kid's Utopia." You probably thought you had it in the swimming pool, cooking rooms, woodshops, noon movies, and freedom in the halls. But there are other places here, too, that play an important part in making Lincoln the "ideal Educationville.” Of prime importance is the main office and its efficient force who answer all your questions, hunt lost locker keys, and write tardy admits. The man with a mop of black, wavy hair is Principal Aaron C. Hutchens. He's your friend. Proud of its new shelves brimful of information just for the asking is the library. supervised by Miss Winnie Linquist and her staff of 14 girls. If Fate cuts your finger, gives you a headache, or blotches you with measles, a good school nurse and her 17 surgeonettes are on the job constantly from 8 a. m. until 4 p. m. in the "little hospital," Room 204. It is Mr. Leo Allen, head custodian, and his maintenance crew of 11 who so faithfully clean house each day. You've made a loyal beginning in Lincoln High, signified by your desire to be pictured in the Senior Rail-splitter as a part of school life. Best wishes to you all. The Graduating Class. 28Go to a Well Known Place! 5th AVENUE BOWLING ALLEY Fifth at 712 COURTEOUS ATTENTIVE RELIABLE PHILLIPS PETROLEUM CO. RALPH AND LEE TAPSCOTT S. W. 9th and Kirkwood Phone 3-9583 GEIL COAL YARD SOUTHWEST NINTH AND ARMY POST ROAD COAL. ICE AND FEED Phono 4-5826 J. R. GEIL Patronize the STEVENS STORES South City. Home Owned 3 STORES Go to the Nearest Best Wishes! JOHN A. PETOSA NEW YORK LIFE 1300 Dos Moines Bldg. Office Ph. 4-3249. Res Ph 4-6510 With Best Wishes to the Graduating Class KEHM'S FLORAL CO. dk NINTH AND WALNUT DIAL 3-5276 F. E. JACKSON SAND COAL CO. COALS—Virginia, Kentucky, Illinois, Iowa Sand Gravel Concrete Mix Cement Trucking YARD RESIDENCE 409 Southwest Ninth St. 242 Hillside Avenue Phone 4-7295 Phone 4-4776 "Doctor, Lawyer. Merchant . . ." Just waiting to say "Yes,” are many dynamo businessmen on the lookout for properly "packaged" applicants who know how to put their best foot forward and keep it there! Originated by history 8 classes this semester, a vocational project included the presentation of 18 business people, representing a variety of vocations, who spoke to graduates-elect. giving them helpful pointers on job seeking. Regardless of the professions they were representing, it was interesting to noto that all speakers listed personality, meticulous grooming, and ability to push ahead as necessary qualifications for anyone seeking success in the business world. Unanimous, too. was their verdict that there are as many jobs as ever, but Youth must be content to start at the bottom. All 12A students were given an opportunity to oxamin« and fill out information required on application blanks which were furnished by various business houses of the city. The Unseen Force On the stage crew? Woll. if you aren't, there's no use telling you what all crew members do to make themselves backbone. spare ribs, and a whole carcass of strength behind every school production. They're not proud. They roll up their sloeves and their pant logs; they shinny up ropes and down again; they hammer and paint and sweop. And by the sweat of their brows shall ye know them. Amen. Keepers of the Paint They can brighten a dark corner, transform a cubbyhole,, plan a house, or make ducks out of soap. Yes. sirl They're very versatile . . . those members of the art department. And whon called upon for holp by other departments in the school, do thoy refuse to lend a hand? No ma'aml With seemingly unlimited ideas, they have constructed and painted stage scenery; turned out endless posters; made linoleum blocks for Tho Railsplit-ter, and contributed art work for 12A partios ... to mention a few things At a tea sponsored by the art club, work done by students during tho semester was exhibited. Among contest ontries. Frances Per-vier's poster was chosen for the National Scholastic Traveling Exhibit, a painting by Eugene Morris was kept for state exhibition. and Lloyd Olsen's duck carved out of soap was awarded first prize 30hcnt Jannatij to UHe • A Regime of Sportive Femmes Proud as peaches are the South gym "boarders" as they stand back to tako a gander at this spring s sports round-up for girlsl And Cupid rates! Holding the title as the most popular sport among femmes this soason is archery which winged its way into the hearts of many a susceptible archerette. Sharing top honors with archery, badminton could be seen in progress at any hour of the day on the indoor floor as girls wont mildly insano batting the bird around. Although no records were shattered on the cindor oval. Field Day with a riot of color proved to be a spectacular event. The all-city Play Day was also devoted to track. Dospite the introduction of new recreations in the regime from year to year, tennis, golf, baseball, swimming, and ping pong still remain in the hearts of many girls their spring loves from away back! "Booters" Keep the Ribbons Flowing Striding forth in their Sovon League Boots, mombers of the untiring commercial department of Lincoln cover miles and miles of papor and typewriter ribbons and stencil sheets rendering untold services to the school. Although t h e s o Seven-Loaguo-Booters seldom receive public acclaim, they are usually wading kneo-deep through the many tasks requostod of them. They spend long hours attaining two aims: to produce a perfect piece of work; and to gain practical experience Their many accomplishments include: cutting stencils; running off hundreds of copies on tho mimeograph; typing letters and outlines; making programs for school affairs, and teachers' conventions. And as Confucius—who had so much to say this year— would recite, "Man who never cease doing good work, sooner or later get well paid." One Day's Reign Youth took tho reins in hand again as May 17 marked another Des Moines annual High School Day. Although the practice of merchandising and salesmanship students experiencing the privilogo of being sales people in the down town department stores has now become an established custom, the taking over of the city government and school board had its beginning this year. Aside from getting a "big thrill" from this one day's work, a few of the lucky novices were given permanent positions. An Appreciation from HOULETTE PHOTOS Group and Class Photographs Telephone 5-8470 Keefner Concrete and Material Company LUMBER — PAINT — HARDWARE S. W. Ninth and Army Post Road CONCRETE SAND AND BUILDING SUPPLIES ___________822 S. W. Ninth________ miFAi L u M B E R IJUlML company Two Big Yards Des Moines—More Livable and More Beautiful Homes FORT DES MOINES GARAGE Southwest Ninth and Army Post Road DES MOINES. IOWA R. T. Gracey Phone 3-7832 MEREDITH PUBLISHING COMPANY -»X«- Better Homes Gardens Successful Farming DES MOINES. IOWA GIRLS' FORMAL SLIPPERS CLEANED AND DYED Have your slippers made gold, silver or dyed any color you wish by our shoe dyeing experts, or have their color refreshed. MODERATE PRICES Shoe Repair Section YOUNKERS 31SEMESTER CIRCUITS — Continued Brawn Pounds It Out! Except for the "spreading chestnut tree." the village smithy had nothing on Lincoln's metal shop boysl Jacks of all trades, thoy included in thoir activities, everything from welding, lathe work, and making an anvil out of railroad junk iron, to undenting fonders for many a 'dented up." drivo-it-yourself faculty car . . . not to mention a loving cup fashioned by fingors anything but clumsyl Electricity and electrical equipment havo proved livewire work for many interested boys, whilo others experimented as testing gas and oil in a suspicious looking "still” which shocked some feminine pixies who noised the discovory upstairs and downstairs and into a G-Man's ear! And as for getting places, boys in wood working classes cite as a small part of their semester's work, scenery constructed for five big school productions. Individual projects include a variety from tie racks to cedar chests, while many boys try their hands on the lathe, trusting to luck that they will turn out for a tablo, four legs just alike! "Ye3 sir! Metal-shopping and wood-shopping . . . you've got something there,” brag muscular participants, curling a scornful lip at all window-shopping frivolities! Shaw's Gang Juggling speakers, mikes, and other peculiar pieces of apparatus. Mr. Shaw's Public Address boys have adapted and improved themselves until ovory man can take the machine apart and reassemble it without a singlo piece left over and to spare! Not only havo tho operators improved their service, but two upstairs speakers havo been added whoroby tho faintest whisper produced on the stage can be heard all ovor tho audienco. not to mention the explosion produced when one of the stago crew drops a hammor The Projectors' League is a well-oiled unit which soldom fails to start the movio on train-schedule time. And not a small part of their task is tho job of carrying some fifty odd pounds of film upstairs each day. For each momber of the League, twolve in number, who is lost through graduation, a new projector is chosen from the eleventh grade class, selections being basod upon leadership and scholastic standing. In addition to projecting the noon movie, the League runs 16 mm and the slide machine for assemblies. Scientific Binges Young Louis Pasteurs of 1940 accumulated vast knowledge through direct experiences with specimens of plant and animal kingdoms, while aromatic annoyances permeating to adjoining rooms attested to the fact that many an odoriferous mixture was concocted. However, the scoop of the year's good fortune came with biological lovers clambering aboard the big bus headed for Ames and annual Science Day. Manbeck Motor Sales Co. CHRYSLER • PLYMOUTH 1316 Locust Street Phone 3-3151 ME LI O A. TONINI ATTORNEY-AT-LAW 503-507 Iowa-Des Moines National Bank Building S. E. Corner Sixth and Walnut PHONES: Office 4-4123-Res. 3-0466 WINGATE Costume Company Theatrical and Fancy Dress Costumes Caps and Gowns Second and Walnut Streets FLOWERS by DESS POWERS 403 Sixth Ave. — Des Moines Building Dial 4-7060 Improve Your Golf Game Practice at Airport Golf Driving Range S. w. TWENTY-FIRST AND McKINLEY AVE. Rates: 25 balls 25c — 60 balls 50c ★ ★ FURNAS SWEET CREAM ICE CREAM It it it FU LL SEASON (.10022 VAL.] 3 CO WN IE'S EXCLUSIVE y. g FUR STORAGE For free piek-up by BONDED Messeii 1 32SEMESTER CIRCUITS — Continued ELECTRICITY IS IN DES MOINES! USE MORE ELECTRICITY It Costs So Little ... Does So Much Congratulations to June '40 Graduates from WHITE STAR LAUNDERERS AND DRY CLEANERS 212 E. Grand Phone 3-0181 TRADE AT C. AMEND AND SONS FOR Highest Quality Groceries and Meats JACOBSON'S Daily iTlaic) Vanilla, Maple Nut and Cherry Flavors MADE IN DES MOINES NORTHWESTERN CANDY CO. "Please, A Compliment . . Dressed in their leap year best, girls from the clothing department have found their straight-from-the-shoulder coats and their ship-shape denims, baits for compliments! During the semester's work, the young seamstresses became familiar with such torms as French and flat felt seams, bound button holes, and othor essential techniques of sewing On other problems of selecting material to suit the personality and patterns to flatter tho figure, girls aro well informed on how to be pretty, pretty quick! Othor accomplishments include the planning and making of costumes which add to successful staging of school performances But to the girls, the peak of the semester comes when they model thoir go-anywhere-creations in the annual April Showers clothing revue. PARKER DRUG STORE S. W. 9th Army Post Road Des Moines Phone 3-9625 WE HAVE WHAT YOU WANT CALIFORNIA FRUIT MARKET Meats and Groceries 3110 S. W. 9th St. NickMuto Phone 3-1995 BETTER FEED SEED CO. 2727 S. W. 9th Phone 4-5510 We Deliver at 2 P. M. Daily in South Des Moines Courteous Service ANDY AND BILL'S MARKET Dial 4-S511 First Floor, City Market QUALITY ALWAYS For Safety For Economy ★ ★ ★ Ride the Street Cars Every Day DES MOINES RAILWAY COMPANY 33This Is Lincoln Innocent Inmate Tells All To Census Man REEDS ICE CREAM -extra WELL- SPECIALISTS Business University Anoerson-Erickson-Dairy-Pkoducts V oltz Studio for Best Portraits Cascade Launderers Dry cue ane rs C. De Young for Groceries-Meats c I VC. I » AN I S OWEN CRIST Auto Body Service Keo v Pl. 4-5Z59 BODY REBUILDING Fender Work — Frame Axle Alignment — Glass Painting — Auto Tops Upholstering "When you ask me that question. Mr. Census Man, you ask me the most difficult thing you could . . . how many people live at Lincoln High? "Well, there are 1,936 registered here, but it's hard telling if they've ever been here all at once! You see, some of them have to keep up with the movies and their billiard playing. Don’t have much time for Lincoln. "And then, there's Shep. I suppose you've heard of him. Can't tell where he's going to show up. Went around the United States aboard the Associated Press or something. You can count him, though—and Myrtle the Turtle, too—she's a non-gypper. "But, as I was . . . Oh, you want to know our income7 I couldn't rightly tell you that, but you might see Mr. Hasty. He handles the pocketbook around here. You'll know him by his tough atmosphere, but don't let that bother you. He's just as soft hearted as they make 'em. "Ah, we're just wasting time here. Mister. I've got to be in history class in five minutes. Look here . . . I’ll just tell you a little about Lincoln and you write out the answers later. How about it? "You see, this school is just a youngster in comparison with others in the city. We're just getting started at athletics, although we've stepped out scholastically for years. It's no wonder, either. Why. some of our pupils talked things over with Governor Wilson this year. Boy, I'll bet that was an experience worth remembering! "Several groups broadcast over the radio, too. Told their opinions about the war or something. Nope, I don't follow that kind of thing much myself. "We've had some real stage productions, and some of the talent assemblies were really swell. You oughta hear Pressutti romp over the piano. "The sewing class—only they call it clothing'— even graduated into prima donnas, or something of that nature, when they presented an April Showers style parade. “And I guess they keep the kettles brewing over in the cooking lab . . . gave some pretty foxy teas! 34From what I hear, those gals can handle the sterling teapot and introductions, and know how to make society sandwiches and proper conversation. "Say-y-y! Look at that clock! I'd better scram. Don't want to have to work a pink slip out of Mr. Hasty. But maybe if I close the door real soft-like, I can slip into history ok. "So long. Mister 1940 Census Man.” LINCOLN HICH, 2540 A. I). In a few millcniums or so (Supposing some catastrophe 1 o have interred this civilization at its prime) 7 he archaeologist with reeking brow bends on his spade To solve the musty mysteries of Time. With what surprise His pick would strike this rock and steel! You can surmise His wonder at the excavated halls. I he salvaged locker-key. the hook in a forgotten longue. He turns the crumbling relics in his hand While pondering on What sort of senseless edifice Was this? —By Frances Pervier. Diamonds — Watches — Jewelry CLASS RINGS—PINS GRADUATION GIFTS Largo Stock to Soloct from Mi uO-Ml milk 1st choice because it tastes better. DIAL 3-6211 For Home Delivery For truly satisfying and economical work . . . send your Dry Cleaning and Laundry to Keosauqua at Sixth Avenue Ninth Street Roller Rink NOW OPEN!! GOOD FLOOR AND GOOD MUSIC JOE MUTO FRUIT MARKET Groceries and Meats Also Fresh Vegetables — WE DELIVER — Dial 4-1287 S. W. 9th and McKinley CONGRATULATIONS! to the Senior Class Park Avenue Service Coal Co. 1101 Park Avenue 35We Extend Our Congratulations to June '40 Graduates! Newens-Northland Dairy Company East Sixth and Des Moines Dial 3-3201 Tolophone 4-1776 WALL AVE. GARAGE EXPERT REPAIRING • BATTERIES Towing and Tire Service Wall and Union Streets Fort Des Moines, la. Quality Jewelry SINCE 1871 JOSEPHS SIXTH AT LOCUST DES MOINES Shades of Alexander! 1940—We all laughed . . . When "Alexander's Ragtime Band” was featured at this year's second April Showers performance, students were incredulous, while teachers were amused at the antiquated styles and social life of twenty years ago, some of the less wary of them confessing with evident delight to memories of the long, tight skirts which made them, as current World War sweethearts, really hobble . . . The high stiff collars and abbreviated shin-tight trousers brought great guffaws of appreciation from men faculty members . . . and the model T Fords transformed them into gay, young blades again in the days when it was a man's job to crank Old Tin Lizzy! 1960—They will laugh . . . AND AT US! Two decades hence, Lincoln High school youngsters will view us in our pink and our prime of 1940 . . . and find us cause for merriment. And we will laugh at ourselves, but there will be memories . . . memories of the ideal school boy, tieless (usually) and with shirt tails IOWA'S LARGEST AND MOST DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL OF BUSINESS E. O. FENTON, Director Grand at Tenth DES MOINES. IOWA (Fully Accredited) American Institute of Business CENTRAL ENGRAVING CO. 1017 WALNUT STREET DES MOINES Phones: 3-1117 — 3-1118 • YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AS ARTISTS AND ENGRAVERS Drawings and Plates for Any and All Kinds of Printing • COMPLETE PRINTING PLATE SERVICE 36» flying (always); loud sox, and "pineapple clips" . . . Memories of the ideal school girl . . . short skirts, white and flashy blouses, perky hair ribbons. curls and furbelows, and saddle shoes . . . School remembrances of how the student council, led by Bob Bradley, president, made initial steps for laying sidewalks around the buildings ... of the semi-faithful examiners of pink and green slips, known officially as monitors ... of excitement over Mrs. A. C. Hutchens' first novel and the luncheon and teas given in her honor by the Literary Club and the Library Staff . . . And our family album of memories will include the Arbor Day planting of two young trees in the library "L” . . . trophies elbowing each other for room in the trophy case ... the Sammy Suzy Sweater Swing with Irene George and "Oh. Johnny 0!" . . . the after-school candy counter with temptation staring us in the face . . . Memories of paper drives . . . and piles of home work . . . and calls of "Suction" and "Corny" . . . fond memories of a happy school life . . . memories of 1940. The Scenic Vacation Route BURLINGTON TRAILWAYS TERS Through Service to CHICAGO LOS ANGELES SAN FRANCISCO Plan your vacation this summer to ride the iirint “ Diesel.inert” on mute to the Sun Francisco or Now York World's Fairs (or both Fairs at the amazingly low round-trip rate of $69.95), to Southern California mat the mountain-lands of the Wist, the historic nla ygroundsof the Fast. Drop in and ask about schedules of the " liiesel.iners" . . . greater luxury — no extra fare. Burlington Trailways Bus Depot 6th and Mulberry Sts. Phone: 3-3126 D. A. Coff «n, Agent LINCOLN SODA GRILL (FORMERLY PHILLEOS MAID-RITE SHOP) Across the Street from Lincoln High School Congratulations, Mrs. Matthews, for serving your customers the highest quality products sold by the following Des Moines firms: Our Sandwiches, Chili and Coneys are made of choicest meats furnished by AMEND'S HARVEST BREAD AND BUNS Served Exclusively at the Soda Grill ASK FOR TODAY'S SPECIAL ! You'll Like It in . . . SUNDAES SODAS CONES PINTS QUARTS Special Packages for Parties PEPSI COLA A Nickle Drink Worth a Dime Ne wens-Northl and Milk Now used in Soda Grill's Malted Milks PURE CREAM WITH YOUR COFFEE 37SARCONE PUBLISHING CO. Printers — Publishers PRINTERS OF THE SEMI-MONTHLY RAILSPLITTER 1166 24th Street Phone 7-3307 Headquarters in Des Moines CLASS RINGS Watches, Diamonds and Jewelry HAROLD C. HANGER Jeweler 526 E. Locust Phone 3-3027 Congratulations Graduates! "For Better Vision" 516 WALNUT STREET • DES MOINES. IOWA Phono 4-5354 Call on HOLLEYS FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES 100 E. Grand Phone 3-6247 Congratulations! June '40 Graduates from "George", the Chili King To Turn I {roadway Green With Envy! The time has come to speak of drama. Had Lincoln High been blessed with white lights which emblazon Broadway with the seasons hits, "Chained Freedom” would have glittered theatrically along Lincoln's sedate and portly front! It was Josephine Woodyard, class of January '39, who gave to the dramatics department an opportunity of a lifetime: the privilege of producing for public performance, an original 3-act tragedy written by an alumna and a former dramatics student in Lincoln High. Attacking it as a class project, the third period dramatics class, waiting for neither time nor tide, managed the play in its entirety. Copies of script were whipped from typewriters; stage hands worked in a fury of pounding; girls stitched sample costumes feverishly. Everything from the play itself to costuming and settings was original . . . and all were produced as a phase of classroom work. Beginning as a special invitation affair with 100 on the guest list, the play was eventually presented before an audience of 800. Although the play won acclaim in every detail, the dramatic closing, scene proved especially memorable. In connection with the evening's presentation of "Chained Freedom," members of English 6 classes contributed literary entertainment in the form of original verse. In addition to the play's being a treat for Thespians, it also meant a happy opportunity for Josephine Woodyard to re-establish her old contact with Lincoln. Other work in the dramatics department this semester included reading and discussing professional dramas and techniques of stage make-up. Students were also required to test their ingenuity by writing original plays for dramatics assignments. WOODYARD 38if One Word More With all members of the journalism 2 classes contributing towards the publication oi this issuo oi the Senior Railsplit-ter, staff heads include: co-editors Frankie Haney and Billy Banghart; advertising. Joe Pressutti; circulation, Ed Free; literary editors. Stella Crask and Kathryn Bixby; make-up. Goorgo Lockhart and Nedra Daugherty; glossie editor. Mildred Haney; organizations oditor, Helen Falkenhainor; sports editor. Bob Gillam; art. Myrtle McConnell and Honry Gouka; poetry. Frances Pervier; cover design. Eugene Morris. In presenting this book, we as staff members wish to oxtend to all Lincoln High students, OUR BEST WISHES! We have attempted to dopict you as you actually are; to rocord for all times to come, what you have dono at Lincoln High during the spring semester of 1940. If the book pleasos you. we are glad; if it does not please you—we could not lie) THE STAFF. Iowa's Oldest Jewelry Store GRADUATION GIFTS Wo suggest one of the new Elgin or Hamilton Watches S17.50 to $55.00 An Attractive Senior Ring or Pin S2.00 to $12.00 A large selection of New and Attractive Pieces in Jewelry and Silver $1.00 to S5.00 Convenient terms if desired PLUMB JEWELRY STORE Walnut at Sixth 39It breaks his heart ♦ ♦ ♦ . that kings must murder still, I hat all his hours of travail here for men Seem yet in vain. And who u ill bring white peace I hat he may sleep upon his hill again ? — Vaciiel Lindsay.


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Abraham Lincoln High School - Railsplitter Yearbook (Des Moines, IA) online yearbook collection, 1942 Edition, Page 1

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Abraham Lincoln High School - Railsplitter Yearbook (Des Moines, IA) online yearbook collection, 1943 Edition, Page 1

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Abraham Lincoln High School - Railsplitter Yearbook (Des Moines, IA) online yearbook collection, 1944 Edition, Page 1

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