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

 - Class of 1942

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Bvocates 06 Democfzacn, . . gt gs Done 7-lvzougln Unity 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. g f inis M RH-ING Hfinisn to this hook means not only that, but it aiso means writing Htinisn to many hriiiiant high schooi CEIYCSTS. 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. THE STAFF Coeeciitors ......... PAUL KONRAD, BETTY JEAN FUGER Literary Editor ................ MARILYN HOEGH RICHARD NIELSEN Associate Editor ......... JOHN MADISON Organization Manager .... BETTY HOUOHA M Make-up ........,....... FRANK HOFFMAN TWILA PARRICK JERRY XXIALLACE Advertising Editors. . . ROBERT REYNOLDS REX SURBER EVELYN REESER NIARILYN SINIITH BOB NEW'BERG JAMES GUIDICESSI Circulation Editor ..... LURENA FREE KENNETH MILLER RITA TOGNETTY Sports Editor ............ ART JOHNSON DON NEFF Giossy Editor ........ XIIVIAN SHAFFER Artist ..,............... . . . . . . .JAY DUNAGAN . . . .JUNE RICHARDS . . . . . .JEAN GARRISON NIARY KAY ANDERSEN . . . . . .EVERETT JONES DOROTHY iVilTCHELL . . . . .WARREN SIMPSON . . . .FRED KARNES .....DON PAYNE . . . . . .TWILA PARRICK Resourcefulness ! 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 Simpson has at last discovered a suitahie nom de plume. fpronounced witz' en icorn fra Q Z' I'm Reddy Kilowatt For only a few cents a day I iight your home, operate your radio and refrigerator. run your vacuum cleaner and Washing machine, and do many more joios to maice your iiving more comtortahie and convenient. Electricity Is Cheap In Des Moines - --1fr E12fffZ?2?2?i????ifi?Z!k:4, . .I..1t ,.t..i...e ':ri' AND GOOD, COLONIAL BAKIN G CO J. H. Ghrist, President x by ' 5-ing For truly satisfying and economical Work . . . send a l your Dry C1eaning and Laundry to Ljln mmnullnmm B E aura v 1 ' 1 DIAL 4-3257 J u LAUNDERERS X INFORMATISNRDALL DRY CLEANERS Kcosauqua ai Sixth Avenue J A C O B S O N ' S Mm, cAscAnr.: Vanina, Maple Nut and Cherry L A U N D E R E R S Flavors DRYCLEANERS AT,- R U G C L E A N E R S MADE IN DES MOINES NOR11HNVESTERN CANDY COMPANY 1501 West Grand Phone 5-1181 Q4Q,RTISEQ0 Y' 30 Q' '22 11' T O T fa., 3 JVOINESX THE ADVERTISERS PRESS gkczfflfe Qlkzbkzg 916 Locust Street, Telephone 3-5312 Des Moines, Iowa Congratulations to Ianuary, '42 Graduates from KASH WAY OROCERY MARKET Southwest Ninth and Emma Courteous Service ANDY AND BILLS MARKET Dial 4-5511 First FIoor, City Market QUALITY ALVVAYS KENNETHS PENNY ARCADE 60 Different Machines 1c 1151 Second Avenue Des Moines. Iowa Plymouth Chrysler MANBECK' S Why Shift Gears?-fFIuid Drive 1516 Locust Street Phone 5-5151 For FIOLUQTS Call K E H M ' S 900 VVaInut ,Street Phone 5-5276 BABY CHICKS Nutrena Feeds Hygeno Litter SimpIex Brooders REDBIRD HATCHERY 515 East Fifth Street Phone 4-6059 VAN GINKEL 6 BREWER FOOD MARKET "A Home Owned Store" 5005 Southeast Fourteenth Phone 5-7578 Free Delivery Service DR. D. M. DANES DENTIST Southwest Ninth and Park Ave. DiaI 4-0225 Congratulations from HARRY'S FOOD MARKET 2920 Southwest Ninth Street Phone 5-4051 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 the Americas. 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 I..incoInites participating. 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 I'IighI 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. CongratuIationsI I GRADUATES and RAILSPLITTER STAFF It has Ioeen a pIeasure to service your printing pIate requirements. CAPITAL CITY PRINTING PLATE CO. 1912 Grand Avenue Des Moines, Iowa enbezvous ffl: I 94.2 Theylre here- 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, thanlc goodnessI" 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 Lincoln Lollypop BarI 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. fu SAIVI'S RADIO SERVICE 5158 Southwest Ninth Street Phone 5-2705 . Compliments ol DR. Cr. J. RDNAN, Optometrist 424 Fleming Bldg. Phone 4-2419 CUNNINGHAIVI fi ALDERA GROCERIES AND IVIEATS 5801 Southwest Ninth Phone 4-5246 DES MOINES PARTY FAVORS CO. 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Charles Butcher wills his whimsical smite to Whitey Mar- tin. Doris Campbell leaves East to graduate from Lincoln. ' 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 dept., 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 Dorothy Bradish. 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. E x 'I 5 f J xi N E . xt i X . .4 N 1- I 'gk in 'Q' Q f , at I TIME TELLS THIS WONDROUS STORY fContinuedi 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 of ,27. 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 and vice-principaif, 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. lowa's Oldest Iewelry Store tP!P'!!P I 8 6 5 GRADUATION GIFTS EIgin or Hamilton Watches 518.50 to S55.00' An Attractive Senior Ring or Pin 552.00 to 312.00 New and Attractive Pieces in .IeweIry and SiIver 31.00 to 55.00 Use Our Convenient Payment Plan PLUMB JEWELRY STORE XVaInut at Sixth IVIEREDITH PUBLISHING CGIVIPANY 92446 Better Homes fr Gardens SI1ccessfuI Farming Des Moines, Iowa Diamonds I-f Watches .-1 Jewelry W4 ' ' CLASS RINGS H PINS TR5 3891235 EN GRADUATION GIFTS JSTH Jeweienii I Large stock . J. BITTLE 81 SONS THIRD noon suovs luII.nINe to Select from DES MOINES CuIminating I2 Wonderful Years of Service Your Graduation i Photograph at . . . Ph. 4-0109 420 9th SI. X 1941-1942 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- ant majorettes. 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 tiourished. 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 ondfzous gtofui 1923-1942 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 journalistic distinction. 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 RAILSPLITTER records: 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 hacking it.u 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 Hoodoofy V g, O72 LU4... 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." esign ysfm. ww Tm .stw 1 .Q , Li. BW , A... iq' V f .y-swiss f Dx ..,. : :. . ISL I 51.252 'P Q W jfmfgggii 35,4 N V A ,Q 8 f lf :Q ,Q 'gk , ::- :.::::55::::i-, . -1, xzgvrll vw ' H .. Q Q if A " M Q QQ' " ' V-1 ' ' 1.52 5525zfsqgiiif-,fi:.1Eg:jI. ':5I5jsg:5-9, ,zigig 3' - K Aff V. ' - . .. ......,.. . ...., ,. ,W-...V . fr, x - . M. ' , .. .1 .,,.,.. , ,. .:E:.- , Y S 2 A9 9 .. , - A W W E W a . va ,Ng " W EW Q 495 9 X Gm K buf Q1 by 'S' 4 "" :I-I 5, Malik' .:s X- wef- xi' 'ii 4 Q f f ,Q as ':':rs.::. A X , nw' asia , 'Q Q W . gwidg Z, gw Wa 3? We 'ff-g hs?- gf af -- ,mfm V' I F ig. ,..f.:,:.:,:.. Y mf .W is , A W,f as ' 5' Q .. . VE? Q QV H ' 1- 8 .... lzll ' P , bulb W QW 43' s' I g: ,:.I1.:., ' . if vm Xa r'.Z:EE:E:?E:1- . ws 5 . .FW W WWC W we , vw if , M- , Q f m v Q KW., A , x 5. is X - 5 S ev B' 3 ...,. W, ses? Q2 ,fm www ' 5 9 f L., , w, l FRIIM THE GRIDIRUN Coach Carl G. Harris RECORD 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 Elder. .lay Dunagan. Known as nDugeU to his louddies. Teamls hest cen- ter. A popular guy. Reserve, Bolo Newherg. Gene Rosenloerg. Often called HRosey.H Famous lor his loullet passes. Lilies Gloria. Reserve, Dick Reynolds. Lee Burke. Very crafty with a foot- loall and women. All around hack. Lilies English. Reserve, Jim Reilly. Kenny Joss. A loeauty at catching passes. Takes everything with a smile. Reserves: .lack Sarver: Louis Rohloins. Gordon Kastler. uApache.H Learn- ing fast. An ace on defense. Has two more years. Reserve, Jim Lumley. 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. l I Coach Harold lll0l'1I1SOI1 SECONDS' RECORD 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 Sopher. 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. ofzfsmen -r 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- ley, Burke. Third Row-Dunagan, Robbins, Kastler, loss, Ramsey, Olsen, Benksin, Reilly, Sopher, Sarver, Coach Harris. 2 Lumley. 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 5. Burke. 5. Rosenberg. 7- Hollingsworth. 8, First Row-King, A. Herker, Bremean, Iohnson, McCall, O'Keele, Mickesh, Pat- sutti, Anderson, Pothoif, Iones, Burgett, Brown. 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, Laws, Ballew. Q- Park. 10. Thomas. 11, Karnes, Dunagan. Journalism 1- First Row, left to right: Wolver, Reed, Violet, De Fino, Mazzei, Anania, Downey, Hedberg, O'Connell Radcliff, Sharp. 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 . . . puffe in enmen . IournaIis1nII,FlTSl Row, left to right: Parrick, Richards, Neff, Niel- sen, lohnson, Garrison, Free. Second Row: Smith, Tognetty, Miss McFarland, Guidicessi, Simpson, Hoegh. 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. we wi Qs X . . . . N ' K 1 4 fi New 9? Wi W ,V-W naw ,M , 1, V4 y Qu 'M .f 63,33 x ii, ey ow. 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" He .iw-at ailspl itt-ev' i Z? 49 l 1 f 2: ,ig cw, L lr, use Ny, Q' 152 -K if 30 l K I r , r dxf Blk N y '- D Vlmmalmf 'X Q0 Help uS make, him raw. K.E.-+8615 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, Vestal. 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. Betz. Third Row: Uhlman, Peppers, Clark, Robinson, Helms, lefiries, Martin. Fourth Row: Bulwan, Bell, Buckley, Brown, Van Trisk, Warrick, Deever, Bushong, Burgett, Roland. 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, Sonneborne. Fourth Row: Brightman, Wallace, Pefferle, Lurie, Moore. incoln E' ,J Q gfggib E3 '33 s 8A's-Upper Picture 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, Maxwell, Thomas. 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, r gfziglaf Omens for finco n's Elufufze 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- lcenhainer, 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. So are: Miss Eunice Cripe Miss Mildred Hoyt Wir. Henry Sanders Miss Jeannette Lewis Lincoln was warm and human. So are: Mrs. Louise Hamilton Miss Marjorie McFarland Mr. Francis Sharratt Miss Margaret Hurd Lincoln was firm in purpose. So are: Mrs. Ada Tippett Mrs. B. Pearl Mapel Miss Gladys Sutter Miss Geraldine Schoifieid Miss Edith Sherwood Lincoln was quick of wit. So are: Miss A. irene Moroney Mr. Milton Gerhart Miss Annamae Heaps Mr. Roiiand Metfert Lincoln was tolerant. So are: Miss Eiizaheth Amiie Mr. Elmer C. Betz Mr. Cecil D. Snyder Mr. H. D. Eiciceiherg Lincoln had faith in others. So have: Miss Hazel Mitchell Miss Pearl Roberts ' Mr. Aaron C. Hutchens Mr. Harold C. Johnson Mr. Francis A. Taiarico Lincoln was keen of mind. So are: Miss Mary Coffey Mr. Nathan H. Weeks Mr. George Chatman Lincoin,s integrity was impec- cable. So is that of: Niiss Amy Coventry Miss Alice Holmes Miss Martha Epp Mr. Virgil Fox Lincoln gave unseifish service. So do: Mr. VV. S. Morgenthaiel' Mrs. Goldie Arnold Miss Mary Jean Calvert Miss Helen Duniceiherg Lincoln was ciireci and unafraid. So are: 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. So do: Mr. J. R. Anderson Miss Alice Myers Mrs. Mahei Rohioins Lincoln loved his fellow men So do: Miss Emily Scanlan Niiss Nora Sherwood Mr. George Harris Miss Ethyl Gison N Lincoln was steadfast and sane. ' So are: Wir. Norbert Busch Miss Winnie Linquist Mr. Cari G. Harris Miss Vida Cox Lincoln never bore a grudge. Neither do: Mr. Wm. C. Shaw Mr. H. A. Grahau Mrs. Modesta Barton Mr. C. VV. Baskerville Mr. Lorin H. Graaff Lincoln was a iiiinieer. So are: Miss Odessa Fariey Miss Virginia Dewey Miss Eleanor Seihy ELNIER C. BETZ MRS. VIDA HALL Boys, Adviser, vice-principal Giris, Adviser K 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 schooi. ' 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. R Iack Vestal-"lake" likes basketball, baseball, E 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- cil. McFarland 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 DEWEY. 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 get-together committee. 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, "Sarve". 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. I l r w g 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 monograms. 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- ing. 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- to McCoy. 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 school. 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 World's Series. 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 about graduating. 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 swell gal, 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 telephone operator. 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. red necktie. 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 june. 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 bow ties. 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. ' 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- lie." 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. I 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 three years. 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- ercises. 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. flat A Glzieftains Strange CLASS OFFICERS JACK VESTAL President RAY KING Vice-President ' 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 January '42. 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 at 'rst. 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 NIARILYN HOEGH Secretary ROBERT NEWBERG Treasurer Principal A. C. HUTCHENS . . . droii in humor . . . Iotty in ideals nathan H. wee S Principal Abraham Lincoln High Sciiooi 1925 - 1955 Social Science instructor Abraham Lincoin Higir Scbooi 1955 - qgwm 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 principal. eniofz Railspliftefz 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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