Abraham Lincoln High School - Railsplitter Yearbook (Des Moines, IA)
- Class of 1942
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Text from Pages 1 - 34 of the 1942 volume:
Bvocates 06 Democfzacn, . .
gt gs Done
ln an alcove of tlie front corriclor stands the trust of
Alnraliam Lincoln, an ever present reminder tliat tlle
scliool was estatvlisliecl upon principles of equality ancl jus-
tice for all,
Principal Aaron Hutcliens, saicl to resemlole Lincoln in
facial contour, is also a great patriot Wlio liolcls tliese trutl1s
to loe self-evident:
ill Tliat universal cooperation is tlie loasic icleal
of any democracy.
QQ, Tltat a school of honor ancl Wortli can be
louilt only tlmrougli a student body striving
constantly towarcl growtli in scllolarsliip,
sportsmanship, concluct, and character.
M RH-ING Hfinisn to this hook means not only that,
but it aiso means writing Htinisn to many hriiiiant high
There isnyt a member of this smaii graduating class
who doesn't get satisfaction out of the thought that he
has ioeen through a wonderful school. And this memorv
he will always retain in his heart.
Coeeciitors ......... PAUL KONRAD, BETTY JEAN FUGER
Literary Editor ................
Associate Editor .........
Organization Manager ....
BETTY HOUOHA M
Advertising Editors. . .
Circulation Editor .....
Sports Editor ............
Giossy Editor ........
. . . . . . .JAY DUNAGAN
. . . .JUNE RICHARDS
. . . . . .JEAN GARRISON
NIARY KAY ANDERSEN
. . . . . .EVERETT JONES
. . . . .WARREN SIMPSON
. . . .FRED KARNES
. . . . . .TWILA PARRICK
what to do for a name heginning with xvfi
hewaiied GVVS oi the Senior ciass. Given oniy an
initial for a middle name, he ieit decidedly cheated.
After deiving into the iihrary iiies, he found a name
which he thought S0iViEBODY ought to adopt.
And now. after 17 Odd years. Grant Vveitzenicorn
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VVe'II have memories, too, that are characteristic onIy
of this past semester. That is as it shouId he.
In assembly, We heard Erick I. Grimwade give an en-
Iightening account of internationaI reIationship hetween
Mr. N. D. Mccomhs, newIy appointed superinten-
dent, appeared in a memorahIe Armistice Day address.
The December 5 issue of the reguIar RAILSPLITTER
carries an account of an assemhIy program where Mrs.
Christopher Freemantle, EngIish journaIist, teIIs of War
in EngIand'-two days prior to the PearI Harbor attacIcI
And Dr. I. radio mentor, came to I..incoIn with
his questions, microphones, and candy hars.
This semester marIcs the introduction of cafeteria
chimes to signaI a time for sitent grace.
THE RAILSPLITTER expanded with an 8-paged
rotogravure section once a month, and the Iowa state
press convention was heId in Des Moines with many
The home economics department organized a teacher-
management pIan which entaiIed the formation of a
ustatfn: and I'IeIen Cohurn, schooI seamstress, was
awarded an eIectric sewing machine as first prize in a
contest sponsored by YounIcers.
So-make no mistake about it . . .
VVe'II rememtmer Hthe same 01d things in the same
oId wayuz we'II remember our individuaI accompIish-
ments . . . we'II rememher PearI Harhor-and I..incoIn
Over the Fence Tops !
For many who ceIehrated New Year's Eve, it was a
Iong waIIc IJacIc home. tAt 4:00 o'cIocIc in the morning.,
One of Ioways most furious IoIizzards began on New'
Years IJIanIceting Iowa and staIIing cars everywhere.
Transportation was held up and Ioecause of the severe
weather, the Christmas vacation Iasted a Week Ionger,
Ieaving the seniors onIy tive days after schooI re-con-
vened, January 12.
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a new year, another graduating class. and a .Ian-
uary 1942 commencement date, torn from an unhappy
calendar in a world echoing with the litre ol competing
enemy guns, and an America attuned to the radio chant.
nRemember Pearl Harborly'
VVe're remembering Pearl Harbor-malce no mistalce
about thatl Vvere we not graduates-elect of Lincoln
High, the school that launched a 5-day drive for victory
funds and with its home room pennies, netted 3529 im-
mediately alter war was declared?
But weyre remembering Lincoln, too I-remembering
that through this issue of the SENIOR RAILSPLIT-
TER, we are expressing ourselves for the last time as
active members of a beloved student body.
Let us ponder a bit. VVe,re not sentirnentalists, but
it,s none too easy to checlc our emotions when we re-
member ourselves as little tylces approaching the portals
of Lincoln High.
Already, we are loolcing baclc wistlully to the Hsarne
old things We did in the same old Way . .
The morning street car crowded beyond its budget-f
and our feeling fat in spite of our thinnessg the mad rush
for Lincoln,s side door,-only to find it loclced . . .
The crowd chattering in the front lobby, awaiting 8
o'cIoclc and the entry bell . . . the gang drawn by an
invisible magnet around the bulletin board . . . the
home-run for homeroom in the nick of timeI Excelsiorl
"SorryI It was my fault . . .
Darnl The door's lockedl . . .
HVVatch out, therel Keep off the monogram . . .
HVVhat,s goin' on today? . . .
HCroshI I made it--'no tardy make-up time for me,
Lincoln H i g h
meets Lincoln High
-and mingle. They
malce quips -1 and
give them. They
share each other,s
Ioclcers, catch each
otherys colds, swipe
each other's jolces.
eat e a c h otheris
candy bought by
each other's pen-
nies at everyIoocly's
And graduates-elect have had the same old parties
in the same old, good-times way as they did in 1927.
Scheduled on the activities program lor Lincolnss first
crop of graduates were: class get-together, informal
party: baccalaureate Sunday: class party with parents:
class day: class banquet: graduation.
VVe've banged lockers: we've peelced through class-
room doorsg we've swarmed down to lunchg we've
lined-up along the office counter and aslced inane ques-
tions, just Iilce the rest of them.
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Never let it he acclaimed that the January '42 class
overlooked the traditional pitter-patter called a will
,-Thus without further ado we, too, present, al-
phabetically, the following characteristics to those
students who are about to till our various positions.
Kay Andersen leaves for California. Pearl Bowers
leaves her quietness to Maxine Brooks. lVlary Bur-
ris wills her coitfure to Mahel Ellis. Charles
Butcher wills his whimsical smite to Whitey Mar-
tin. Doris Campbell leaves East to graduate from
Frances Campopiano witts her ahility to concentrate to
anyone who needs it. Wayne Christian hequeaths
his suave manner to Dale Britey. Helen Cohurn
leaves the sewing department ltoo had for the
Donald Cohron leaves his women to Bill Flaherty.
Mary Crawford leaves her Ustrawherry hlonden hair
to Phyllis Knouf. Jaclc Curtis wills his hand posi-
tion to E. O. Junior Dunagan hequeaths his way
with women to Johnny Hollingsworth. Darlene
Ellenwood leaves her determination to Betty Mote.
Lurena Free leaves Des Moines tor Chicago lshe
hopesi. Betty Fuger wills her snapping hrown eyes
to Patty Andersen. Jean Garrison wiils her co-edi-
torship to Carmelta Anania.
Dorothy Gasperi hequeaths her nraclcet ability" to
Dorothy Hildreth. Marilyn Hoegh wills her intelli-
gence to Ruth Johnson tpoor girii. Franlc Hott-
man leaves - that's allt
Betty Hougham wills her seat in hand to the person
worthy ot it. Rose lzzolena leaves her singing ahil-
ity to Virginia Hertcer. Art Johnson wills his golf
position to Gasper Fazio. Everett Jones tnequeaths
his numeralale how ties to Frank Etitritz.
Pauline Jose wills her helpfulness to Mary Kirsh-
herger. Freddie Karns wills his sports editorship
to Harvey lvlasimore. Mary Kaup leaves her short-
hand class 1-f for good. Frances Kennedy wills her
history seat to Tom Bruce. Ray King leaves his
sense of humor to Jaclc Hamlin. Paul Konrad wills
his H. R. 120 to the gang.
Johnny Madison Wills his mistletoe twhat there is left
of it, to anyone who desires it. Claudine Mapel
taequeaths her height to Harriet Scruhy. Helen
Martin leaves her writing ahility to Elizaloeth
Keller. Russell Matson wills his school hooks to
any intellectual interested in the proposition. Helen
iVlcCoy leaves her siimness to Alice Reeves.
Kenneth lvlilter teaves most of his classes with a sigh
ot relief. Dorothy lvlitchell wills her advertising
position to Bill Clarlc. Phyllis Moline leaves her
history ahility to a very select group loh, yeah?D.
Bolo Morgan wiils his athletic managership to his suc-
cessor. Rohert Mueller leaves his boldness to
Jimmy Dysart. Leona Murphy leaves her sweet-
ness to Doreen Moreland. Don Nett leaves his
shy ways to Loran Steen.
Bohiixlewherg wills his money ftreasuryi to Mr, Met-
tert. Richard Nielsen leaves his swimming ahility
to Moesier Hail. Marjorie Nungesser leaves West
High to graduate from Lincoln. Olga Palmiere
wills her cuteness to Lola Brown. Twila Parriclc
leaves to hecome a Mrs.
Don Payne leaves his worry over glossies to anyone
who wants it. Nellie Pontious leaves her deter-
mination to Erma Daugherty. Evelyn Reeser Wills
her ad selling to Betty Lutz. Bots Reynolds ieaves
his initiativeness to Billy Moore the needs itil
June'Richards wills her stenographic atnility to
Gene Rogers leaves his wittiness to Jack Petterie.
Louise Sarasio wills her typing slcill to Pat Har-
mon. Jack Sarver wills his expressive eyes to Lee
Burlce. Vivian Shatter hestows her atmility of im-
maculate grooming to Rosemary Hedherg.
Grant Simpson leaves his middle name'-'hut who
would want it? Warren Simpson wills his crew
hair cut to Dale Pilmer. Marilyn Smith leaves her
school days behind her. Elizabeth Staude wills
her smaliness to Jean Shrettler. Virginia Steven
wills her majorette position to Pat Folsom.
Rex Surher bestows his seat in history to Kenny
Joss. Rita Tognetty wills her efficiency to Phillip
Dhainin. Charles Tomicinson wills his math ahil-
ity to Harry Larson. Jack Vestal leaves his presi-
dency to the next lucky guy -1 speech and all. Jerry
Vvailace wills his scar to J. R. Anderson.
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TIME TELLS THIS WONDROUS STORY
This present semester marks the transfer of Miss
Vesper Price, Iormer dramatics teacher, to Logan schooi
as vice-principai, and the introduction to the dramatics
department of Miss Annamae Heaps, under whose
supervision a 3-act play, HAImost Eighteenf' has been
cast and sIated for production next month.
Music activities have grown from an initial extra-
curricular organization of a hand to a fuII-Hedged de-
partment with a marching hand, totaIing 60 members,
whose driIIs and intricate formations at foothail games
win the respect and plaudits of every school in the city.
Among present facuIty memhers who have a spe-
ciaI interest in that first graduating cIass are Mr.
Nathan H. Weeks and Mrs. Goidie ArnoId. The
names of Kae Weeks and Della Mae Arnold, facuity
daughters, appear repeatedly in that first senior edition
as Ieaders in schooI activities.
Edith and Ethei AIIen, twin daughters of Mr. Leo
AIIen, head custodian, were also members of the CIass
The records reveal that the Girls, AthIetic Associa-
tion was organized in 1925 under the sponsorship of
Miss Eunice Cripe.
A paragraph of speciai interest to present day Lin-
coInites is the note among events of 1926, Uwe could
not faii to mention the very welcome addition of Mr.
Aaron C. Hutchens, who came to us as physics teacher
As a special feature in that first SENIOR RAIL-
SPLITTER, puhiished by the first graduating cIass of
I..incoIn High, appears a congratulatory message of fare-
weII from the facuity written Ioy Miss Odessa Farley.
Her ciosing words contain commendation of which
any cIass might weII he proud: Uwe heiieve that the
Class of 1927 does possess the power to discriminate,
the power to recognize sham and deceitg and with this
capacity they wiII Ieave Lincoln High Schooi an ideaI
of inteIIectuaI honesty, a desire for 'whatsoever things
are IoveIy., U
In Parting . . .
At Iong Iast the January X'-42 cIass has finished the 12
years for more, necessary to graduate. After aII, how-
ever, few actually enjoy graduating-no more tests and
reports-hut the majority of students reaIize now that
the happiest years of one's Iliie are spent whiIe in schooI.
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Mr, Etmer C. Betz hecame i..incotn's new
vice-principal and boys' adviser, repiacing
Mr. Emmett 1. Hasty, who was trans-
ferred to Roosevelt High Schooi to as-
sume principalship there.
Jack Sarver, North Highs gitt to women.
came to Lincoln to thriii the gais, and
Harriet Scruhy ot Bismarck. North Da-
lcota. hecame one oi Dale Pilrnefs assist-
Lincoin High, O gtorious dayl presented
its stadium to the city on a sunny Sep-
temixcr morn. Mr. George Peak, presi-
dent ot the schoolhoard, accepted it while
students inasited and cheeredt
A second homecoming was held Decem-
her 1 with luscious Ruth Johnson reign-
ing as queen. The iirst parade in the
history of Lincoln was staged and grid-
iron heroes won over Vvinterset.
Fringed dishtoweis, used as teminine
headgear, hecame the most popular tad:
hoots stepped in and held their own:
Miss lVicFar1and's coitection ot doo-dads
continued to increase: and Tri-Det: girls
Jean Garrison and Junior Dunagan co-
edited the regular RAILSPLIT1-'ER with
Carmeiia Anania and Harold Brightman
taking over the Greenhorn issue. Mrs.
Jane Hutchens completed her second
hook, TIMOTHY LARKIN.
Freddie Karnes made the ati-city toot-
hali teams and he, Dick Thomas, and
Frank Elitritz placed on the' ati-confer
ence team. Helen Martin won tirst place
in a state essay contest, receiving 355.
Vvar was declared December 7: in a 5-
day drive, the school raised S529 to
establish a Lincoln Victory fund to he
used tor ati Lincoln hoys at war: a serv-
ice honor roti was hung in the hall. i
ime Tells 7-luis
WHEN the tirst senior class oi Lincoln High Schooi pio-
neered the first SENIOR RAILSPIJTTER in January 1927,
they were huilding toward a future oi yeariooolcs edited with
in contrast to today's looolc with its 32 pages recording the
activities of a singte semester, the tirst edition was a 6-column
newspaper of tour pages, picturing all 54 graduates in one hati-
page cut, and portraying a three years, record of events.
To the present stait hoping to mari: progress made at Lin-
coln since the school's establishment in 1925, that first SENIOR
RA1LSP1.1TTER serves as a treasured and indelilole record.
Advancement in sports strikes a clarion note, On Septem-
loer 26, 1941, Lincoln High School presented its toothali stadium
to the city of Des Moines in a triumphant ceremony oi speeches,
music, and a newly hoisted Hag.
Concerning tootlaatl in those early days, the 1927 SENIGR
H . . . in 1923 and ,24 the toottyall squad played only second
teams . . . the next year, We played our first reai foothatl, enter-
ing with the first teams oi the city. No city games were won,
although we were victorious over Adel 6-0 and Dexter 10-6 . . .
H . . . in the fait of 1926 we won our first city game from
North, 12-0. This was our only victory as tar as scores were
concerned, taut our team and student hody won a victory in that
the schoot learned what it meant to support a team'-and
the team learned what it meant to light for a schoot that was
in the ahsence oi a speech department, pioneer Lincolnites
estaiaiished an organization called the Belasco Dramatics Club.
Short plays were Worked out in cluh meetings, and several puta-
iic performances were given, including usix Who Pass White
the Lentits Boitf, usir David Wears a Crownf, and HThe
1. "Moe" Downey-Posing. 2. Iim-
my Redmand-Sherwood Shankland-
Strong Man Act. 3, Ruth Ellen Gus-
tafson-pepsodent smile. 4. lean
Keegan-leg art. 5. Carol Parrick
and Arlene O'Connell-sweet two-
some. 6. Dorneen Moreland and
Bob Wallace-We approve, but def-
initely. 7. Ruth Ellen-the end. 8.
Mrs. Arnold-sweet and reliable.
9. Lola, Jeanie Scruby, Gussy, and
Dottie-some ot the Tri-Debs. 10.
Iack Vestal-big league. ll. Betty
lean-and Dottie's pooch. 12. Miss
Sutter-ahh sweet repose! 13. Har-
riet Scruby-delightful dish. 14. Take
-isn't he sweet . . . just 6 months.
15. Don Payne- "Hector, the Gar-
bage Collector." 16. Irene Sheridan
-don't go near the Water.
17. Twila Parrick-"Wouldn't that
trost you." 13. lean Garrison-
camera shy. 19. Frank Hoffman-
sweet and lovable? 20. Dick Thomas
-Why doesn't someone tell us
these things? 21. Harvey Masimore
-"ln the mood." 22. Warren and
Grant-grin and bear it. 23. Mr.
Hutchens and a couple of "studes."
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Lincoln 0 Chariton 7
Lincoln 0 Dowling 6
Lincoln 0 Roosevelt 21
Lincoln 6 North 19
Lincoln 12 East 40
Lincoln 7 Winterset S
Lincoln 0 Pella 6
Fred Karnes. Captain of team and
all-city guard. Une of the hardest
taclclers on the squad. Never
gives up. Reserve, Bill Flaherty.
Johnny Hollingsworth. uBasher.,'
As hard to loloclc as a greased pig.
Man with a fighting heart. Re-
serves: Franlc Palmer: Harvey
.lay Dunagan. Known as nDugeU
to his louddies. Teamls hest cen-
ter. A popular guy. Reserve, Bolo
Gene Rosenloerg. Often called
HRosey.H Famous lor his loullet
passes. Lilies Gloria. Reserve,
Lee Burke. Very crafty with a foot-
loall and women. All around
hack. Lilies English. Reserve,
Kenny Joss. A loeauty at catching
passes. Takes everything with a
smile. Reserves: .lack Sarver:
Gordon Kastler. uApache.H Learn-
ing fast. An ace on defense. Has
two more years. Reserve, Jim
Dick Thomas. Qui first of year with
a load lcnee. Big help after return-
ing to lineup. Reserves: lVlax
Holmes: Lloyd Olson.
Bolo lvlorlan. Que ol the few good
hloclcers on the team. Also a de-
fensive flash. Reserves: Jack
Hamlin: Bill Haines.
Coach Harold lll0l'1I1SOI1
Lincoln U Roosevelt 7
Lincoln 6 - North 0
Lincoln 6 - East 7
Lincoln 0 - Woodward 7
Frank Eliiritz. Runs with greased
lightning in his feet. Honored on
second all-city team. Reserve, Bill
Kenny Miller. Quiet lout powerful.
Niclcnamed uTon.H Worked hard
to earn lullhaclc position. Re-
serves: Floyd Park: Leo Duffy.
Bolo Mueller. The ntough luclcn lcid.
After earning a regular position
at guard, he had to quit loecause
oi a hack injury.
1' First row-Elder, Newberg, Flaherty,
Park, Morlan, Hollingsworth, Hamlin, Mar-
tin, waterboy, Thomas, Duffy,
Second Row-Holmes, Haines, Palmer,
Madison, Reynolds, Ellifritz, Miller, Lum-
Third Row-Dunagan, Robbins, Kastler,
loss, Ramsey, Olsen, Benksin, Reilly,
Sopher, Sarver, Coach Harris.
3. Morlan, Hamlin.
4 First Row-loss, Russell, Rosenberg, Ves-
tal, Layton, Iohnson.
Second Row-Coach Harris, Flaherty,
Dunagan, Kastler, Hollingsworth, Burke,
Moore, Morgan, Equip. mgr. I
8, First Row-King, A. Herker, Bremean,
Iohnson, McCall, O'Keele, Mickesh, Pat-
sutti, Anderson, Pothoif, Iones, Burgett,
Second Row-Genovese, B. Herker, Alsup,
Riggles, Elings, Lewis, Macy, Hull, Crevel-
ing, Houseman, G. Anderson, Custard.
Third Row-Flaherty, l. Cook, Ostrem,
McCullough, Delmage, Sterrett, Martin,
Miller, Barker, H. Cook, Sondiago.
Fourth Row-Coach Iohnson, Reves, Elli-
iritz, Coy, Quigley, Thacker, Lucas, Noah,
11, Karnes, Dunagan.
Journalism 1- First Row, left to right: Wolver, Reed, Violet, De Fino, Mazzei, Anania, Downey, Hedberg, O'Connell
Second Row: Hollingsworth, Duffy, Lutz, Richards, Harrison, Cowden, Westergaard, Fini, Helms, Brown, Willis.
Third Row: Hawk, Wallace, Uhlman, McCoy, Newman, Daugherty, Keegan, Gustafson, Pettit, Thatcher.
Fourth Row: Brightman, Morlan, Rosenberg, Larson, Clark, Anderson, Ralph, Russell, Miss McFarland.
Last Row: Pefferle, Holmes, Orr, Masimore, Park, Pilmer.
808724, 914614 G O52 . . .
IournaIis1nII,FlTSl Row, left to
right: Parrick, Richards, Neff, Niel-
sen, lohnson, Garrison, Free.
Second Row: Smith, Tognetty, Miss
McFarland, Guidicessi, Simpson,
Third Row: Hougham, Payne, Mil-
ler, Newberg, Mitchell, Shaffer.
Fourth Row: Reeser, Iones, Madi-
son, Dunagan, Fuger.
Last Row: Surber, Konrad, Reynolds,
Hoffman, Wallace, Andersen.
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1 4 fi New
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VOL. l, No. I
HE first edition of THE RAILSPLITTER, official
school newspaper. was printed May 1925, as a literary
attempt on the part of memloers of that memorahle first
class of Ahraham Lincoln High School.
The cut of the loaloy appearing on this page is I7 years
old, having been treasured hy lVlrs. Goldie Arnold.
registrar, after it was run on the front page of that first
RAll.-SPl.lPl+l-ER to typify the infant newspaper with
its appealing cut-line. "Help us make him growl"
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The cartoon was drawn hy Kate Eldridge and Billy
Strangeg and the paper was edited hy Frances Roloerts.
Somewhat miniature compared to today's RAILSPIJT-
TERS. the first edition measured ten lay fourteen inches.
and consisted of two sheets. No rules divided the four
columns allotted each page.
No section was set aside for sports and none for edi-
torials. Carrying 45 inches of advertising. the first edi-
tion displayed a I0-inch, 2-column ad of Frankels a
firm which still huys space in THE RAILSPLITTER.
Sports news disclosed that hoys were looking forward
to a horse-shoe tournament among homerooms and were
hoping for a city tournarnentl
The year following its initial appearance. THE RAIL-
SPLITTER hegan to he issued regularly, and was pulo-
lished hy a staff which included the 15 members of the
first journalism class.
ln the third year of its existence, on January 21, 1927, a
special senior numher of THE RAILSPLITTER was
puhlished commemorating activities of the first class
ever to graduate from Ahraham Lincoln High School.
And thus, the first SENIOR RAILSPLITTER was
evolved and is preserved today in newspaper form as a
part of the regular RAILSPLITTER . . . Vol. 5, No. S.
Office Staff-.fTop Picturel-Left to right:
Braclish, Westeroaard, Crawford, Petit, Bloom-
quist, Bradish, Darns, Calvert, Mrs. Arnold.
Advisers' Staff- First Row, seated left to
right: York, Carman, Mr. Betz, Mrs. Hall,
Second Row: Small, Hines, Iackson, Pilmer,
Sonneborne, Mapel, lohnson, Clemmer.
Monitcrs-t'irst Row, left to right: Holmes,
Pandall, St. Iohn, Mitchell, Stanton, Osipchack,
Durand, Murphey, Wilson.
Second Bow: De Pino, Iohnson, Hines, Evans,
Carl, Greenfield, De Appolonia, Stevens, Mr.
Third Row: Uhlman, Peppers, Clark, Robinson,
Helms, lefiries, Martin.
Fourth Row: Bulwan, Bell, Buckley, Brown,
Van Trisk, Warrick, Deever, Bushong, Burgett,
Tennis and Golf-First ROW, left to right:
Clark, Davis, Mote.
Second Row: Comiskey, Bradley, Gasperi,
Newton, D. Clark, York.
Third Bow: Mr, Morgenthaler, Lester, Iohnson,
Morris, H. Iohnson, Mr. Baskerville, Barber,
Fourth Row: Brightman, Wallace, Pefferle,
8A 1 Class-Anderson, Boles, Barnes, Blanchard, Bohner, Brightenan, Burlingame, Chiods, Coellneo, Cronin,
De Camp, Dennis, Dickey, Geil, Greenfield, Haney, Henry, Kunkel, Lara, Laws, Manning, Magnuson, McClin'ic,
Moore, Morlan, Mote, Mueller, Murphy, Nielsen, Paskva, I. Roth, M, Roth, Sarasio, Sheldon, D. Stevens, M, Stevens
Thompson, Wallace, Williams, Musselman, Wilson, Harvey.
8A 2 Classf Ballard, Baber, Beliew, Coponigro, Christian, Davis, Dahainin, Dew, Dammerville, B. Evans, C.
Evans, Garlick, Heldreth, Kennedy, Kirschbaum, Lewis, McKelvoque, Michesox, Monbogenese Mote, Ostrem, Rank
Raymond, Robinson, Russell, Scribner, Sears, Small, B. Smith, H. Smith, Stahl, Thomas, Williams.
8A 3 Classf Alexander, Anderson, Beidler, Bowers, Broad, Cain, Couch, Dagle, Dale, Die Kemo, Dammerville,
Elvin, Genovese, Goble, Gruwell, Helton, Iarnagin, Keengensmith, Miller, Mitchell, Moore, Pearson, Clark, Murphy,
Musserlman, Nizzie, Powell, Tam, Thacker, Trapp, Montenese, Dhainin,
Iuniof Chorus-First Row, left to right: Pieart, Blaydes, Davis, Clark, Branco, Rivera, ludd, Stahl, Christian,
Campapiano, Gruwell, P. Woods.
Second Row: Bogle, Mazzer, Thompson, Wetherton, Cowden, N. Woods, Bougher, Montray, Tarr, Eaton, Breloner,
Third Row: Mrs. Mapel, Reyes, Newton, Tinlin, Benton, Crane, Cavender, Matson, Breman, Cox, Newman, Steven,
Fourth Row: Beliew, Baker, Garlick, Capanigro, Blanchard, Klingensmith, Williams, Conn, Barber, Seals,
for finco n's
Leaders Club-First Row, left to right: Barlier, Casner, York, Lutz, Hollenquist.
Second Row: Rogers, Van Note, Morris, Clarke, Wenger, Larson, Slaven.
Third Row: Grate, Rittel, Bloomquist, Clarke, Nelson, Newton, Smith.
Fourth Row: Newton, Van Ginkel, Sonneborne, Miss Cripe, Nemechek, Smith.
Library Siafl-First Row, seated left to right: Grey, Kerchloerger, Gustafson, Fal-
Second Row: Malloy, I. Grey, Miss Linquist, Abild, Murrow, Harmon.
Third Row: Freeman, Berry, Thomas.
Nurses Staff-First Row, left to right: Knout, Cherry, Gemmill, Green.
Second Row: Iohnson, Wenger, Dunkelberg, Clark.
Third Row: Eaton, Morris, Pearson.
'with malice towafza none'
FOSTERING Abraham Lincoin as a great exempiar, Lincoln High School has
petuate through their own personalities, many of Lincoin's fine qualities.
Lincoln was big of heart.
Miss Eunice Cripe
Miss Mildred Hoyt
Wir. Henry Sanders
Miss Jeannette Lewis
Lincoln was warm and human.
Mrs. Louise Hamilton
Miss Marjorie McFarland
Mr. Francis Sharratt
Miss Margaret Hurd
Lincoln was firm in purpose.
Mrs. Ada Tippett
Mrs. B. Pearl Mapel
Miss Gladys Sutter
Miss Geraldine Schoifieid
Miss Edith Sherwood
Lincoln was quick of wit.
Miss A. irene Moroney
Mr. Milton Gerhart
Miss Annamae Heaps
Mr. Roiiand Metfert
Lincoln was tolerant.
Miss Eiizaheth Amiie
Mr. Elmer C. Betz
Mr. Cecil D. Snyder
Mr. H. D. Eiciceiherg
Lincoln had faith in others.
Miss Hazel Mitchell
Miss Pearl Roberts
' Mr. Aaron C. Hutchens
Mr. Harold C. Johnson
Mr. Francis A. Taiarico
Lincoln was keen of mind.
Miss Mary Coffey
Mr. Nathan H. Weeks
Mr. George Chatman
Lincoin,s integrity was impec-
So is that of:
Niiss Amy Coventry
Miss Alice Holmes
Miss Martha Epp
Mr. Virgil Fox
Lincoln gave unseifish service.
Mr. VV. S. Morgenthaiel'
Mrs. Goldie Arnold
Miss Mary Jean Calvert
Miss Helen Duniceiherg
Lincoln was ciireci and
Mrs. Vida Hail
Miss Margaret McEniry
Mr. F. E. Engel
Mr. Edward N. Nelson
a faculty of 60 memioers who per-
Lincoin got things done.
Mr. J. R. Anderson
Miss Alice Myers
Mrs. Mahei Rohioins
Lincoln loved his fellow men
Miss Emily Scanlan
Niiss Nora Sherwood
Mr. George Harris
Miss Ethyl Gison N
Lincoln was steadfast and
Wir. Norbert Busch
Miss Winnie Linquist
Mr. Cari G. Harris
Miss Vida Cox
Lincoln never bore a grudge.
Mr. Wm. C. Shaw
Mr. H. A. Grahau
Mrs. Modesta Barton
Mr. C. VV. Baskerville
Mr. Lorin H. Graaff
Lincoln was a iiiinieer.
Miss Odessa Fariey
Miss Virginia Dewey
Miss Eleanor Seihy
ELNIER C. BETZ MRS. VIDA HALL
Boys, Adviser, vice-principal Giris, Adviser
Charles I. Tomkinson-tall, dark, and daring
. . . ambition is to be in the U. S. Marine
Air Corps or Annapolis Academy . . , an
embarrassing moment has never interrupted
Tommy's life and he still patiently awaits his
biggest thrill . . . hobbies are photography
and skating . , . mathematical whiz . . . still
remembers getting through sixth grade by
the skin of his teeth . . , oh so proud of two
brothers in Marine Corps.
Ierry Wallace-one of the big roving brutes
of senior class-usually found wherever any-
body is having a good time . . . member of
student council . . . golf team , . . columnist
of regular Rail . , . member of informal com-
mittee . . . hobbies-golf, swimming, roller
skating . . , ambition-to be a success in
some field of business , . . embarrassing mo-
ment too embarrassing to reveal , . . once
called teacher by her nickname in grade
Sketches for members oi the graduating class
whose picture do not appear are given below:
Claudine Mapel-tall, slender glamour girl , . .
trim, attractive listener . . . cuz she believes
that actions speak louder than words , . .
let loose with her talents in a junior operetta
. . . once upon a time she used to take time
out from school-but those days are gone
forever . , , works in Mrs. Hall's office . . .
a swell all around girl.
Iack Vestal-"lake" likes basketball, baseball,
Betty . , . senior class president . . . first
team basketball two years, track team . . . big
ambition is to become big league baseball
player . , . enjoys cruising around in "Paps"
car . . . eating . . . embarrassed most when
his name was seen in the paper by everyone
for receiving a traffic summons . . . big-
gest thrill was hitting a ball pitched by
Bob Feller , . . one swell guy,
ugene Wright-on roller skates "Flash" is a
whiz . . . longs to be the best two-stepper
-on skates . . . generally sickly in grade
school but territically healthy now . . .
thrilled on receiving his first Kmore than
one?J new bicycle . . . flustered when he
tripped two girls while skating . . . would
be okay by him to follow in father's foot-
steps and be a pressman.
ichard Nielson-likes his middle name . . .
why? . . . Dolbeer . . . tall, lanky, individual
called "Rich" by intimates . . . member of
swimming team since way back when . . .
captain . . . feature editor on Railsplitter
. . . chums around with Simpson boys , , .
originator oi crazy ideas , . . jokingly states
that his ambition is to become a bootlegger
or gambler . . , really proiesses to go to
Iowa U .... "Nile" likes to swim . . .
loaf . . . EAT!!! . . . prexy of student coun-
Faculty First Row, left to right: Sherwood, Shaw, Calvert, Olson, Sanders, Scanlan, Mitchell, Heaps, Holmes, Amlie,
Second Row: Mapel, Arnold, Myers, Selby, Lewis, Scholfield, Anderson, Snyder, Betz.
Third Row: Robbins, Farley, Hurd, Linquist, Mcliniry, Cripe, Talarico, Chatman, Hutchens, Baskerville.
Fourth Row: Eickleberg, Busch, Morgenthaler, Grabau, Meffert, G. Harris, Johnson, Fox, C. Harris, Gerhart.
Iune Richards-petite Mrs. of the senior class
. . . intelligent hard working gal placed
first in the class scholastic rating . . . her
ambition is to stay out of trouble for an
entire week . . . Know lunellll . . , asserts
that her biggest thrill happened in Bethany
fWindyl . , . news editor of the regular Rail
and associate editor of the Year book . . .
hails from East high.
Louise Sarasio-"Dewise" appeared in Tribune
for a basketball picture . . . hobbies-driv-
ing, football, basketball, DEWEY , . . ambi-
tion-to be a good secretary and wife to
DEWEY . . . biggest thrill-DEWEY . . .
passed on trial from kindergarten to first
grade but now takes away class honors in
shorthand and typing . . . athletic but femi-
nine . . , most embarrassing moment-ask
Vivian Shaffer-"Viv" , . . make-up assistant
of regular Rail . . , home room president and
member of get-together committee-likes to
swim and dance . . . most embarrassing mo-
ment came when she became stuck between
two floors while on a self-operating elevator
. . . biggest thrill is to graduate . . . a swell
gal to know-but definitely!
Warren Simpson-dark haired . . . very nice
looking . . , likes girls and vice versa . . .
especially from around Roosevelt . . . went
to Texas long ago . . . played football while
there . . . came back to graduate with orig-
inal class . , . runs around with Nielsen,
brother Grant, and gang . . . always into
trouble . . . always has fun . . . publicity
manager of Railsplitter . . , hobby and am-
bition is "Gertie" . , , a nice guy . . .
known as "Simp," and UHoney."
Elizabeth Sfaude-Lizzie . . . one of the more
glamorous seniors . . . pals with Ginny . . .
biggest thrill is in Seattle . . . skating and
dancing occupy her idle moments . . , likes
boys . . . boys like her . , . to travel . . .
and travel . . . and travel would fulfill her
utmost desire . . . good sport . . . age-old
member of chorus . . , aide de-luxe on
Rex Surber-Bob Reynolds' other half . ., .
short with wavy hair . . , on class day com-
mittee and Railsplitter staff . . . in casts of
The Fortune Teller and the Hilarities , , .
has played in the band for quite some
time . . . professes no other ambition than to
own a new Cadillac . , . seen with different
girls but mostly with Virginia . . , is band
manager . 4 . friends call him "Snoop"
Gene Rogers-transfer from Waterloo . . .
small, but has a lot of power . , . in his
lungs . , . "Windy" . . . likes to hunt, fish,
play tennis . . . toys with a camera . . .
would like to be a millionaire playboy . . .
can't say about the millionaire . , . used to
get mouth taped in grade school for talking
too much . . . says he never was em-
barrassed . , . don't know.
Iack Sarver-tall, good looking young man
. . , beautiful posture . , . played football
on first team , . . is a transfer from North
high . . . likes art and is an accomplished
artist . . . several girls swoon at the sight
of him . . . very quiet and never makes a
big show . . . has fun playing football . . .
loafing . . , doesn't say anything about his
ambition . , . must have one . . . called lack,
Grant Simpson-onery cuss . . . possessor of
charming dimples . . . migrated from here to
Texas and then back . . . likes to hunt . . .
carry papers . . . and sleep with Nielsen
. . . embarrassed one night at Des Moines
theater . . . won't explain details . . , his
biggest thrills concern several Model T Fords
. , . has no definite ambition . . . member of
student council and swimming team . . .
called affectionately Weitzenkorn . . . Grant-
land . . . "Simp,"
Marilyn Smith-another member of Rail adver-
tising staff . . , on informal committee . . .
hobby is developing film . . . ambition is
to get a good job . . . insists that her most
embarrassing moment is still in the future
. . , most thrilling thrill is in Hawaii . , .
Evelyn's side-kick is very quiet . . . but
interesting to know.
Virginia Stevens-Steve . . . one of the class's
blue-eyed blondes , . . had to stand in the
corner every day at Maple Grove . . , did
a whale of a job as chairman of the halls
committee 4 . . thrilled speechless when Mr.
Hasty congratulated her for it . . . wants to
become a clerk , . . seen in Sayers nursery
with "Gene" or dancing with "Mort."
Rita Tognetty-shy, dark-haired circulation
manager of regular Rail . . . Warren's inspira-
tion and side-kick . . . likes the piano but
tickled when playing the accordion . . . has
never had an embarrassing moment . . .
captured second place in state essay con-
test . . . desires to be a librarian or dietician
. . . eager to be of help at all times.
Robert Morgan-the godfather of Lincoln ath-
letes . . . has been equipment manager for
some time . . . likes to draw cartoons and
nurse Lincoln's iootball teams . . . ambition
is to see World and Rose Bowl games . . .
greatest thrill came watching Lincoln beat
Roosevelt in football . . . once won S18 in a
soap contest . . . was embarrassed most
when coach asked him to give a speech at
homecoming . . . just "Moge".
Leona Murphy-blonde Irishman . . . declares
she wants a farm-minus the farmer-why
Murph, aintcha got no romance in your soul?
. . . athletically inclined . . . interested in
everything . . . biggest thrill will take place
when her diploma is delivered into her
dainty white hands . . . works at school
board during afternoons and loves it . . .
chooses a career above all else but then-
Leona is a very attractive girl.
Bob Newberg- blond light complexion, and
about medium built, Newy is treasurer of
senior class . . . vice-president of projectors
league . . . "Newberry" played basketball,
football, and went out for track . . . busi-
ness manager of Railsplitter . . . news editor
of Greenhorn . . . spends great deal of time
with his father in the store . . . once ar-
rested for haunting a haunted house . . .
member of service groups homeroom . , .
exceedingly high scholastic rating.
Olga Palmieri--small brunette, lassie whose
resemblance to Sonja Henie is, indeed, strik-
ing . . . one of the very few individuals
possessing "A-1" teeth . . . although an un-
assumingly quiet Miss, she is the life of the
party . . . is interested in becoming an ex-
perienced skater twe hopel.
Donald Payne-short and red headed , . .
"Patchie" is cap and gown chairman . . .
music editor . . . glossie editor of Senior
Railsplitter . , . his only ambition is to be
able to sign C.P.A. after his name some day
. . . most embarrassing moment yet to come
. . . biggest thrill was when he met C.D.B.
. . . once tlunked in 2B . . . thought it was
because teacher liked him, but was too
small to be promoted.
Evelyn Reese:-member of the advertising staff
and art club . . . took part in a style review
way back when . . . hobbies are skating and
playing baseball . , . her ambition is to be
a successful homemaker . . . says her most
embarrassing moment is yet to come while
her biggest thrill happened at a dance . . .
nickname . . . Bambino,
l Robert Mueller-large, lazy, and handsome . . .
was on junior high swimming team , . . a
swell football career brought abruptly to a
close when Bob was unfortunately injured
in the first game of the season . . . aspires
to be a first class stationary engineer . . .
likes to hunt, fish, and enters into any kind
of sports . . . spends most ot his time and
money on East side 'gal' . . . thrilled when
he started first football game . . . "Robb",
Don Neff-shy, quiet type . . . goes in for
swimming and other sports . . . holds down
a place on the swimming team . . . likes
hiking and outdoor camping . . . big ambi-
tion is to keep away from work . . . as-
sistant sports editor ot Railsplitter . . . home
room president . . . enjoys skating, winter
sports . . . biggest thrill yet to appear . . .
very intelligent, but you wouldn't know it
. . . called "Ducks", "Geef."
Marjorie Nungesser-quiet and unassuming,
Arge just can't reveal her most embarrassing
moment . . . thrilled when starting to work
at YMCA . . . collecting salt and pepper
shakers her hobby-also Leona Murphy . . .
wants only to be her own boss . . . tall,
blonde, and athletic . . . sports two GAA
Twila Patrick-artistically inclined . . . tall,
dark, and industrious . . . one of the numer-
ous lassies of the class who tlash diamonds
and plans to marry soon . . . Gene is the
name . . . artist of the regular and senior
Railsplitters . . . when there is something to
be done, Twelle gets it done, and in a hurry
. . , her ambition is to,1-aise a football team.
Nellie Pontious-a petite brunette on the
fragile' side . . . a gentle nature . . . quiet
as a mouse . . . independent and knows her
own mind . . . fooled us, as well as Mrs.
Hall, when she gipped school one day tout
of her entire Lincoln high careerl.
Robert Reynolds-handsome redhead, sticks to
the 3 Pts: Robert Richard Reynolds . . . is a
veteran member of the band and orchestra
. . . pals with Rex Surber . . . practically
rooms and boards at the soda grill . . .
quite a whiz in history in spite of the tact
that he is continually tardy. Held a promi-
nent position at a local department store on
High School Day.
Fred Karnes-Linco1n's mighty mite . . . divides
his time among football, fighting, and Maude
Ruth . . . two-letter man in football . . .
picked on all-city team . . . likes to eat,
sleep, hunt, and play football . . . was
thrilled most when he was elected captain of
the football team . . . sports editor of Rail-
splitter . . . ambition is to live and let live
. . . and Maude Ruth . . . rough and ready,
known to all as "Freddie"
Frances Kennedy-bashful dark eyed beauty
. . . loves to sew . . , read books , . . and
collect teddy bears . . , Frankie wants to
see the sights of the U. S. upon her gradua-
tion , . . which will be her biggest thrill
. , . sadly remembers being sent to the
office for ringing teachers' bells in grade
school . . . home room secretary in ll8.
Paul Konrad-quiet but clever . . . with the
gals never , . . member of student council
. . , veteran of projectors league . . . played
football in lllth grade . . . news editor of
regular Railsplitter . , . co-editor of Senior
Rail . . . special honors-member of HR. 120
, . . lockers by himself . . . hobbies eating,
sleeping . . . jokingly states only ambitions
are to be a chemical engineer or ditch dig-
ger for W.P.A .... biggest thrill-still wait-
Helen Martin-St, loseph's Academy's gift to
Lincoln . . . won first place in essay contest
. . . served on the get-together committee
. . . wistful Mona Lisa smile . . . is o-o-ol
so shy but we love her just the same ....
smoothie at dancing,
Helen McCoy-tall, willowy redhead . , . likes
to take boat rides at midnight . . . speed
demon . . . called "Chicken" by her inti-
mate friends . , . roller skating is her hobby,
ambition, and pastime , . , watches her step
and never gets into embarrassing moments
. . . wants to own a hundred thousand pairs
of silk hose . . . graduating is immaterial-
Dorothy Mitchell-thrills galore in Dottie's life
. . . biggest one upon receiving lead in
operetta . . . cans a Ford all over town . , .
interested in lndianola . . . and Ahquabi . . .
Tri-Deb charter member . , . delighted at
prospect of attending college . . . doletully
fl?l?l remembers when Honey planted a kiss
on her cheek and ran . . . tunhappy 'cuz
he ran, Midgieftl . . . loads of fun . . .
Betty's other half.
Mary Kaup-"Kaupie" . . . cheerful gal chuck-
ful of laughs . . . member of leaders' club
and GAA . . . hobby . . . philatelist . . .
no thrills . , . no embarrassing moments . . .
fsounds like she's just not talkin'l . . .
friendly , . . cute dimples . . . council mem-
ber . . . interested in science.
Ray King-vice-president of senior class . . .
quiet, unassuming sort of chap . . . on
swimming team . . . likes swimming, hunt-
ing, basketball . , . other sports , . . Ray, an
Army brat, has traveled widely . . . biggest
thrill is being able to graduate with the class
he originally started with after being gone
for different periods . . . was greatly embar-
rassed when running down a hall he tramped
on a teacher's foot . . . hates to leave
Iohn Madison-known to many as "Fort" . . ,
member of P. A. gang . . . played football
. . . proud of being a columnist on the Rail-
splitter for one issue . . . hobbies lean to-
ward women, soda jerking, and women . . .
as for grade school skeletons, Iohn lost half
a finger in a locker at Maple Grove . . .
will help anyone out if said person has an
extra girl . . . doesn't know what future
holds in store.
Russell Matson-"Huck", the pride of l2U's
electricians . . . thinks he's on the "Decker-
tion committee" . . . airplane enthusiast. . .
to become a first-class machinist would fulfill
Russ's ambition . . . North River is his
favorite spot to relax . . . helped to put the
basketball scoreboard in tip-top condition . . .
can fix anything from a Mickey Mouse watch
to a Lincoln Zephyr.
Kenneth Miller-nicknames Ton - Keri . . .
proofreader and member of circulation staff
of Senior Railsplitter . . . fullback of foot-
ball team . . . Ken's ambition is to see
Southern California, play football in Rose
Bowl . . . biggest thrill will be when he
sees Southern California play . . , flunked
in third grade . . . once tore a boy's shirt
and . . . gets continual ribbing from Mr.
Gerhart for betting on Brooklyn for the
Phyllis Moline-blonde hair, blue eyes, and
oomph to spare . . . few embarrassing mo-
ments-but thrills!!-ask Tommy . . . thinks
I.S. has a bee-e-a-u-tiful physique . . .
wears a diamond AND a fur coat . . . only
ambition is to be Tommy's secretary and . . .
Tri-Deb . . . pals with Gussy . . . no whims
Darlene Ellenwood-collector of odd things
. . . what-nots and junk . . . long brown
hair and frank blue eyes . . . "Darsy" aims
to be a receptionist . . . or go to Balti-
more . . . big moment is Dick . . . smaller
moment . . . graduating . . . caught cheat-
ing in grade school . . . a most humiliating
experience . . . Girl Reserve . . . all round
Betty lean Fuger-co-editor of Senior Rail . . .
Tri-Deb . thrilled over a thrill . . . still
remembers knock-down, drag-out with a lit-
tle girl in grade school , . . embarrassed
upon discovering Mrs. Mitchell could read
her shorthand . . . why, Betty!!! , . .
dreams of a good commercial job . . . an-
other campirig trip . . . a sincere pal . . .
ambitious and always on the go.
Dorothy Gasperi-"Gaspipe" . . . a Tri-Deb
who has traveled far . . , ambition f?J to
attend a certain wedding on a certain date
. . . bathing beauty and We're not kidding
. . . captain of tennis team . . . sports three
monograms . . . dolefully remembers her
daily spats with Dorothy Mitchell at Maple
Grove . . . Art is her biggest thrill.
Frank Hoffman-lean, lanky hunk of Romeo
. . . thrilled to death over Frank H. . . .
"Olaf" . . . secretly professes a desire to
work on WPA . , . works on make-up for
-Rail in order to be near Mary Kay . . .
automobiles and eating occupy second place
in hobbies . . . first? women!!! , . . has
many a skeleton in his grade school closet
. . . dedicated his life to the Tri-Debs.
Rose Izzolena-a petite little eyeful , . . hers
being a snapping black , . . just too, too
embarrassed when she fell flat in front of
a crowd when playing with Younkers' base-
ball team . . , Curly is her biggest thrill
. . . idle moments taken up by baseball,
singing, bowling, movies, and Lionel . . .
yearns for a position as stenographer or
Everett Dean Iones--"Emmett" . . . master
mechanic . , . can sling a car together as
fast as he can eat a sundae-strawberry
marshmallow, please , . , always in a hurry
. . . loves to hunt . . . can usually be seen
wearing a hunting cap and carrying a paper
sack . . . thrilled over Winning his R. G T.
Lurena Free-"Rena" . . . a cute little trick
. . . but oh, so shy . . . roller skates , . .
equestrienne extraordinaire . f . yearns for
' California . . . super if she could fly there
. . . would make darling aviatrix . . . long
ago went to school with dress Wrong side
out . . . embarrassed but never too, too
utterly . . . Girl Reserve . , . exchange
editor of regular Rail.
lean Garrison-"Gary" . . . musical gal with
magical fingers . . . co-editor of regular
Rail . , . proud possessor of GAA mono-
gram . . . Tri-Deb . . , stoutly avows her
biggest thrill hasn't happened . . . as yet
. . . beauteous brown hair , . . snapping
brown eyes betray Ieanie's quiet mischiev-
ousness . . . a loyal friend who claims in-
numerable embarrassing moments but re-
fuses to disclose even one . . . What about
Dolbeer? ffl ?
Marilyn Hoegh-giggling gal of the Rail staff
. . , always has a snappy comeback on
hand . . . has a lot in common with Lana
Turner . . . secretary of the senior class
. , . columnist for regular Railsplitter . . .
collects elephants lminiatures, we assume!
. , . Daisy admits no big thrills but Where
would you classify Bob, Blondie? . . , lean
and Mary are her other two-thirds.
Betty Hougham-corneteer of the class . . .
becoming more attractive day by day . . .
big ambitition is to Work for the government
and travel , . . goes to church every Sun-
day . . . Bett fills out her clothes in a satis-
factory way . . . has a keen sense of humor
and never misses a chance to display it.
Art Iohnson-Nicknamed "Iohn" . . . likes
sports, hates work , . . good golfer . . ,
played on basketball and golf teams . , .
starting first basketball game was his big-
gest thrill . . . has fun getting into trouble
. , . hopes to be a success in something,
sometime . . . sounds deperate , , . on sports
staff of Railsplitter . . . gets a kick out of
hunting fall kinds of gamej . . . some peo-
ple call him "Ole,"
Pauline lose-"Polly" dotes on keeping busy
. . . befriends struggling journalists . . .
witty . . . blushed upon entering a class
room minus a pink slip. plus a stiff lecture
, . . thrilled on becoming an aunt . . .
literary editor of Iune '41 Senior Rail . . .
bound to be successful at all tasks she un-
dertakes . . . chairman of class day commit-
tee . . . and a Rock of Gibraltar in home
room ll8 since 'Way back when!
Kay Andersen-Kay is the blonde bombshell
of the january '42 class . . . but definitely
works industriously at her job of being
make-up editor of the Yearbook . . . knows
everything before it happens , . . just ask
"Gary" . . . can do wonders with oil paints
. . . has various interests . . . oh, yes!
. . . possesses a mania for shoes . . .
biggest thrill took place during the 9A
party Uerryj . . . one swell gal . . . loves
to tease the boss fMiss McF.J . . . Metilda
Mary Mae Burris-St. Monica gal . . . a quiet
nature hides a lot of mischievousness . . .
loves to cook and does a lot of it . . .
with help of Mabel Ellis she cooks for
about 25 girls every night . . . her hobby
is collecting, filing recipes . . . doesn't
tell ambition but she probably would like
to be a cook . . . everything seems to be
cook, cook, and cook.
Doris Campbell-resembles lean Arthur . . .
called Dody Lou for short . . . may be
seen most anywhere in town during school.
sessions . . . appeared in April Showers
. . . turned 99 handsprings when Lincoln
beat Roosevelt in football . . . Wants to
be the best of beauty operators . . . can
hardly wait until Ianuary 22.
Wayne Christian-intelligence extraordinaire
. . . the "Dutch" Reagan type . . . one of the
oldest members and now president of the
projectors league . . . considers it a spe-
cial honor to locker with Bob Newberg . . .
hobby is eating . . . has numerous ambi-
tions . . . had his most embarrassing mo-
ment in the Des Moines Theatre . . . Chris-
tie is still waiting for his biggest thrill . . .
has a mania for wearing vividly colored
Donald Cohron-nicknames plentiful . . .
known best as "Archebald" . . . regular
Casanova . . . was out for football . . .
likes to drive, hunt . . . carry papers . . .
says he can't remember any embarrassing
moments but from his sensitive nature . . .
? ? ? . . . caters to girls, preferably from
North . . . would like to go to Iowa State
College and study civil engineering . . .
very studious . . . usually wearing pine-
apple clip . . . should go places.
lack Curtis-veteran member of the band . . .
been in four operettas . . . band manager
and student director . . . hobbies consist
of driving a car . . . and airplanes . . .
"Hippo's" ambition is to fly a pursuit ship
in the Army Air Corps . . . thrills, job with
United Air Lines, first flight across the
mountains, and a certain blonde whose
initials are E. O.
Pearl Bowers--"Perk" . . . sews and swims
and is as neat as a pin . . . not easily
embarrassed she claims, but in truth is a
shy lass . . . thrilled by her first airplane
ride . . . fmore than one-you adventur-
ess?J . . . once forgot to change clothes
before going to school . . . felt a little
out of place on her arrival . . . likable
soul with a heart-warming smile.
Charles Butcher-tall, slim, lots of life . . .
likes to fool around with cars . . . seen
very frequently with Alice . . . enjoys
hunting and playing baseball . . . is not
in love with work but would like to be a
first-class carpenter some day . . . has car-
ried papers faithfully for an awful long
time . . . lives out Ft. Des. Moines way
. . . responds to calls of "Butch" or "Char-
Frances Compopiano-bedimpled miss with
fun-loving spirit . . . twinkling toes on a
dance floor . . . twinkling eyes in class
room . . . conscientious hall monitor . . .
affectionately known as "Compo" . . .
just being a senior thrills her . . . no em-
barrassing moments . . . to speak of.
Helen Coburn - tall, dark, meticulously
groomed . . . striking dresser . . . makes
her own clothes . . . went to Kansas, Okla-
homa and Missouri as a graduation present
. . . won an electric sewing machine at a
recent sewing contest sponsored by Youn-
kers . . . has been in the H. E. dept. for
Mary Crawford-sweet little strawberry blonde
. . . always seen with Marilyn or lean
. . . Tri-Deb . . . long a member of office
staff . . . answers to names of Mac and'
Maisie . . . wants to teach dancing in col-
lege . . . secretary of student council . . .
enjoys sitting by Brooks . . . trips to a
light fantastic . . . Elizabeth is her middle
name . . . led last senior class in bacca-
laureate, commencement, and class day ex-
Ernest Dunagan-smart as a whip . . . but
oh, so modest . . . member of Sluggers
Legion . . . his huge vocabulary keeps one
bewildered . . . played football, basketball
. . . attributes biggest thrill to starting in
first football contest as center . . . talks
with a twang . . . mutters in his beard . . .
co-editor of regular Rail and literary editor
of the Senior Railsplitter . . . baby of class
. . . loved by all.
' IMES do change. So do senior' ciass otticers: hut funda-
mental quatities necessary to those elected' to leadership
remain the samet
Characteristics of initiative, 1oya1ty, and co-operation
which 15 years ago enahted George Martz, Aioyis Vat-
Iandingham, 11a Carpenter, and Jack Hamatcer to become
officers of the Class ot January '27 were pertinent factors
in the rise to tame of Jack Vestal, Ray King, Marilyn
Hoegh, and Rohert Newherg, officers of the Class of
President Martz presided over Linco1n's tirst graduating
class with a membership of 34. Entering Lincoln as 9A's
in 1925, the destined-to-he history setting ctass found a
nevg building where school was held for only halt a day
The cafeteria was not opened: assemblies were hetd in the
hoys, gym with the Hoor as chairs: lockers had neither
toctcs nor keys: the pooi was not finished: and the gyms
Were unequipped. Enrotiment totaled 692 including both
junior and senior schools!
President Vestal presides over the January '42 c1ass with a
membership of 68. Entering Lincoin as members of the 7B
class in the spring of 1956, the present graduating c1ass
leaves a school heautitutiy equipped for the convenience
of 1800 students.
what were visions to the Class of January 1927 have
become the heritage of the Class of January 1942.
. . .I And 15 years hence, may today,s Chieftains 10014 hack,
proud that their class contributed to the progress which
keeps Lincoln marching ont
Principal A. C. HUTCHENS
. . . droii in humor
. . . Iotty in ideals
nathan H. wee S
Abraham Lincoln High Sciiooi
1925 - 1955
Social Science instructor
Abraham Lincoin Higir Scbooi
we Que pfzoua
Because tirere is about bim, a oiauntiess quality of spirit which
marie iuim brick and mortar to Abraham Lincoln High Scirooi in
its infancyg and keeps iiim stiiif-after nineteen years of service-
a shrewd counselor and beioveci cbaiienger, tire Class of January
1942 ciedicates to ixir. Nathan H. Nveeics, first principal, this book
which hopes to portray progress in tile scbooi of which be is so
integral a part.
rogress o o Q Vvrite clown lanuary 22, 1942, in scliool annals as tlwe
Commencement Clate ot still anottier pace-setting classl
o o 0 Eacli group ot Lincoln gracluates points witln pricle to
ttie sclioolis advancement cluring its sojourn iiere. As a real measure ot
actual progress, tl1e Class ot January 1042 proposes to loolc loaclc, ttirougli
tliis issue ot tlne SENIOR RAlLSPl.lTTER. to tlie Class ot January 1927.
the first group to graduate from Lincoln High.
Progress o Q Q Altliougli eacli class moves torwarcl, its acliievements
lor tlie present becoming tlie lieritage ot tlie luture, tlie clay-in-ancl-clay-out,
year-in-ancl-year-out progress at Lincoln sliows tlie inspirational influence
ot tlie great exernplar, Alnratiam Lincolng anct tlie Wise leaclersliip ot Mr.
Natlian H. Vveelcs, tirst principal, and Mr. Aaron C. Hutcliens, present
Pulalisliecl lay Class ot tlanuary, 1042
Ecliteci loy Journalism 2 Stuclents
Aloraliam Lincoln Higll Sciiool
Des Moines, lowa
Cover silhoueties of Mr. Weeks and Mr. Hutchens co tesy of Miss Virginia Dewey.
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