Abraham Lincoln High School - Railsplitter Yearbook (Des Moines, IA)
- Class of 1945
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Published by Class of Ianuary, 1945
Edited by lournalism Z Students
Abraham Lincoln High School
Des Moines, Iowa
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The Faculty Fleet
W'l M l Arnold Mefiert Hutchens, Osher, McFarland.
Faculty.-First Row, left to right: Hall, Tomlinson, i son, ape, , ,
Second Row: Sherwood, Hamilton, Sutter, Holt, Heaps, Lewis, Sanders, McCord, Graaff, Nelson.
Third Row: Robbins, Amlie, Schlotfelt, Swanson, Schroder, Dunkelberg, Talarico. Ebers, Smith, Scanlan, Nieweg.
Fourth Row: Cripe, Davison, Farley, McEniry, Cox, Fox, Harris, Morgenthaler, Fowler, Gerhart,
Miss Luella Schlotfelt
Mrs, Edith Schroder
Miss Beatrice Strieby
Miss Gladys Sutter
Miss Helen Swanson
Mrs. Ada Tippett
Miss Elizabeth Amlie
Miss Odessa Farley
Mrs. Louise Hamilton
Miss Hazel Mitchell
Miss Emily Scanlan
Miss Geraldine Scholfield
Miss Annamae Heaps
speech and dramatics
Miss Ieannette Lewis
Mrs. B. Pearl Mapel
Miss Frances Nieweg
Mr. George Trissel
Mr. Aaron C. Huichens .........,................... Principal
Mr. Rolland Meffert ..... ..... V ice Principal, Boys' Adviser
Mrs. Vida Hall ........ ....,.,........... G irls' Adviser
Mrs. Goldie Arnold .... ' .............. Registrar
Miss Vivian Wilson ........ .... S tenographer-Clerk
Miss A. Irene Moroney
Miss Edith Sherwood
Miss Marjorie McFarland
Miss Margaret Hurd
Miss Helen Osher
Miss Helen Holt
Miss Mary Coffey
Miss Eunice Cripe
Miss Ruth Davison
Miss Margaret McEniry
Mrs. Nell Smith
Mr. Charles Fowler
auto mechanics, metal shops
Mr. Milton Gerhart
Mr. W. S. Morgenthaler
Mr. Edward N. Nelson
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Miss Betty Ebers
Mr. Lorin Graaff
Mr. Max McCord
Science and Hygiene
Miss Helen A. Dunkelberg
Mr. Virgil Fox
Mr. Herbert Grabau
Mr. Carl Harris
Mr. Ralph Tomlinson
Mr. Howard Cox
Miss Alice Holmes
Mrs. Mabel Robbins
' Mr. Henry Sanders
Miss Eleanor Selby
Miss Nora Sherwood
Mr. Francis Talarico
Miss Maryalyce Smith
Mr. A. C. Hutchens, Principal
Mr. Rolland Meffert, Vice-Principal
Mrs. Vida Hall, Girls' Adviser ,
Principal Hutchens . . . all-round good friend to everyone . . . received his
B.A. degree from Missouri State Teachers College, and M.A. from Colum-
bia University . . . been with us since 1926 . . . never loses his patience
except maybe when we get away out of line . . . has a heart of gold and
is admired by all . . . main stay of the old "Alma Mater' '... hails from the
"show me" state . . . and shows everyone how to be a real gentleman . . .
for which we say, "Thank you, Sir!"
AARON C. HUTCHENS
Mrs. Hall . . . cheerful guardian of the 12A class
and all Lincoln's femmes . . . received her B.A.
and M.A. degrees from Drake . . . busy auto-
graphing admits all day long . . . dark eyes,
sparkling eyes . . . extravagant about hats . . .
knows her color combinations . . . also canny
when certain absence slips "combine" on the
same day . . . Tut, tutl
MRS. VIDA HALL
Vice-principal Meffert . . . perfect personality
' and good-looking . . . tries to keep the fellas
out of trouble . . . oh, what a job . . . received
his B.A. degree from Cornell College and M.A.
degree from the University of Denver . . . was
a good bookkeeping teacher . . . is a true friend
of the football and basketball teams . . . is quiet
and plenty clever. n
We Set Our Sails
The Class of Ianuary, 1945
" 'Twas such a little, little boat
That toddled down the bayl
'Twas such a gallant, gallant sea
That beckoned it away!"
DON BROWN, President THOS. ROBINSON, V. Pres.
MARIORIE BALLARD, Secy. H. VAN GINKEL, Treas.
On a cold Ianuary morning, the year 1939, 214 little 7B's started sailing the
sea of high school days in the halls of Lincoln.
Now they have become weather-beaten to the duties of the good ship
Lincoln only to leave it by graduation.
Many changes have taken place in the school as Well as in the hearts and
appearances of the 47 who will leave her to sail the sea of a different life, but
who will always remain close to the school of which they have grown so fond.
Some left early to become members of the armed forces, others are doing
war work, a few quit, and several have transferred to other edifices of learning.
Yet they'll glide along, keeping as close together as possible. ,
May Alma Mater always be proud of her crew of able-bodied seamen!
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Robert Elmer Ahlberg-shyest boy in IZA
until you know him better . . . hails from
Maple Grove . . . Bob's biggest thrill was
first airplane ride . , . desires to become
an airplane designer . . . hunting, fishing,
and working on cars takes most of his time
. . . claims "always" as most embarrassing
moment . . . member of track team in ninth
grade and 12B . . . excellent pal . . . dances
divinely . . .
Marjorie Iewel Ballard-brown eyes . . .
beautiful dark hair . . . Bob Hope's smile
. . . secretary of senior class . . . graduating
provides greatest thrill . . . won't reveal
embarrassing moments . . . skipped 21-X . . .
usually found roller skating . . . dancing
. . . sharpened erasers in pencil sharpener
at Howe . . . Don Brown chased Mariie
home from grade school with snowballs
. . . wishes to be a secretary . . . Mari
was feature editor of regular "Rail" . . .
pretty girl . . . everyone's pal . .
Don Leroy Brown-rather tall . . . oh, so
handsome . . . co-captain of football team
. . . popular class president . . . Stonie
spends his time playing basketball . . .
football . . . ambition is army or navy . . .
most thrilling sensation yet to come . . .
possessor of four monograms . . . member
of Hi-Y . . . played third base with league
softball champs for two consecutive years
. . . meanie of grade school gang . . .
Kierluff's drug store provides a hangout . . .
swell fellow . . .
Gerald Francis Daniel-appears to be so quiet
. . . at times . . . wants to be a carpenter
. . . will be a good one . . . hobbies are
reading and wood working . . . turned red
around the ears when caught cheating in a
test . . . served on cap and gown com-
mittee . . . always seen with Bob Small
. . . jumps rope with super speed . . .
hard to get to know at first . . . but later
the last word in fun . . .
Annabel May Eshelman-to be a math expert
or scientist is Ann's ambition . . . claims
not to be easily thrilled . . . but . . .
shooting paper wads in grade school proved
so embarrassing when teacher lound out
. . . member ot G.A.A. through IDA and
11A . . . hails from Bondurant, Iowa . . .
is the possessor of bewitchingly blonde hair
. . . smiles with a knowing glint in her
eyes . . . .
Gordon L. Fergus-friendly lellow . . . being
sworn into the army proved to be his big-
gest thrill . . . called "Little Pude" by army
buddies . . . desires to travel . . . live hap-
pily . . . will, too . . . hobbies are cars,
cars, and cars . . . sat in front of the room
for one semester in grade school for misbe-
having . . . black wavy hair . . . ever so
nice to know . . . senior council member
for two semesters . . .
Patricia Ann Andersen-blonde hair . . .
rather quiet at times . . . Pat would like
to be a nurse . . . Andy's biggest thrill is
yet to come . . . prefers to keep embarras-
sing moments to herself . . . Patty once held
Tom Robinson down while a girl kissed
him . . . those were only grade school
days . . . collects songs and movie stars
pictures . . . mostly men . . . usually smil-
ing . . . a swell friend . . .
Patricia Ann Barquist-Swede . . . Duchess
has that debutante look and is always dis-
armingly charming . . . led Iune '44 class
on their class day . . . secretary of Girl
Reserves , . , junior council president . . .
likes Ohio for some secret reason . . .
dancing is favorite pastime , . . all big
moments excite Pat . . . an M.O.M. gal . . .
efficient otficerstaff member . . . blonde
hair . . . on parent party committee . . .
swell pal . . .
Ruth F. Clark-desires to become a nurse . . .
should make a good one . , . on office staff
. . . belongs to Christian Fellowship club
. . . senior council member in 12B . . .
worked on parent-teachers tea committee
. . . quite quiet . . .-turns red ever so
easily . . . definitely not athletic but def-
initely a swell girl . . . eyes that turn blue
and gray . . . at times . . . has had no
thrilling sensations . . .
Betty Rachel Dougherty . . . Bottle Blonde . . .
admits it . . . Los Angeles claims to be her
biggest thrill and main ambition . . . being
mistaken for someone else proved so embar-
rassing . . . council member in eleventh
grade . . . did not study in grade school. . .
did not study in junior high . . . will not
study in senior high . . . tall . . . attractive
. . . pals with Midge Robbins . . . columnist
ot regular Railsplitter . . .
Iames Lees Featherstone-Feather is a Demo-
crat and yens to vote for Roosevelt's 5th
term . . . Zephyrstone wants to attend col-
lege and probably will . . . definitely dili-
gently studious . . . lim comes running to
Featherhead, Feathertonj Featherpebbles,
and Feather Brain . . . ardent member of
H.R', 120 . . . projectors' league . . . using
Mr. Tomlinson's precious stamps and rolling
bottles around the upper hall are favorite
hobbies of our never embarrassed brain
child . . .
Lawrence Elmer Flaherty-Bub wishes to be-
come a draftsman . . . would make a good
one . . . being a member of the unbeaten
football team of '42 was his largest thrill
. . . women, ice skating, and hunting are
hobbies of Bubbles . . , favorite subject is
study hall . . . Larry denies it but in grade
school he used to pile the contents of
girls' lockers on the floor . . .
Betty lane Galwmischievous . . . ornery
. . . and so nice to know . . . one all around
gal . . . sings . . . and really does a good
job of it . . . biggest thrill is "Coke" . . .
main ambition . . . "Coke" . . . admits she
has had plenty of embarrassing moments
. . . but declines to mention any . . .
pals with Helen Williams . . . often taken
tor her twin . . . doesn't mind tho' . . .
has beautiful long hair . . . member of
girls' sextette . . .
Margaret E. Griffith-to receive diploma will
be Myrt's biggest thrill . . . Marg used to
grind crayons up in the pencil sharpener
but she outgrew that . . . plays the piano
. . . roller skates occasionally . . . wanted
to be a commercial teacher but changed her
mind . . . couldn't be the thought of more
school work, could it? . . . her sunny
smile shows pearly white teeth . . . skipped
ZA . . . always happy . . .
Martha Gerry Hougham-Mart's ambition is
to raise a football team and two subs . . .
WHEWI . . . Pud has no mortifying mo-
ments . . . but "Oh, people and their kidsl"
. . . biggest thrill is graduation . , . Marty
used to roll her long winter sox down on
way to school . . . when nearing home
she'd roll them up again . . . used to bring
candy to school every day . . . then give
it away . . . pretty Miss . . .
Vivian lean Keller-very neat . . . rather quiet
. . . sparkling smile . . . receiving diploma is
her main ambition . . . claims no embar-
rassing moments . . . but we know better
. . . Viv attends all Abe's games and yells
herself hoarse . . . but loves it all . . .
while in kindergarten she went home at
recess . . . naughty girl . , , efficient "Rail"
staff member . . . working gal . . . tops as
a true triend . . . beautiful hair . . . pals
with Marjorie Ballard . . .
Betty Marie Knudsorx-beautiful girl . . .
supremely neat . . . demurely quiet . . .
Knute's biggest thrill was being elected
candidate for homecoming queen . . . to
go back to the lakes with Marilyn Holla-
baugh claims to be her ambition . . . won-
der why? . . . senior student council mem-
ber . . . senior chorus . . . a swell girl to
know . . . Bet enjoys horseback riding . . .
sculpturing . . . served on formal and in-
formal committees . . . swell girl . . .
Marguerite Marchesano-Babe to everyone . . .
even to Miss Lewis . . . attending Lincoln
for high school education equals biggest
thrill . . . won't reveal dark secrets . . .
collects anything and everything . . . watch
out folks . . . finishing school . . . then
finding a job at fifty cents an hour is her
ambition . . . full of vim and vigor . . .
member of the Girl Scouts . . . smiling
continuously . . . beautiful black hair . . .
Mary Margaret Graham-Peggy wants to raise
the coach for Martha Hougham's football
team . . . always turning red . . . finishing
school will be Peg's biggest thrill . . .
was so mean in grade school . . . teacher
used to make her wash indelible pencil
marks off her hands . . . used to unbraid
her braids . . . shame . . . "Railsplitter"
librarian . . . spare time spent eating . . .
sleeping . . . working . . . always cheerful
. . . other monikers are "Iunior" , . . Little
Wac" . . .
Marilyn Ramona Hollabaugh--Holly . . . every-
one knows Myrt . . . swell gal . . . to get
a good job and work at it . . . get married
. . . then take it easy . . . are her ambitions
. . . Myrtle's favorite pastimes are horseback
riding, eating, sewing, and dramatic lessons
. , . claims a certain fellow in Minnesota
as her biggest thrill . . . got sent to the
principal's office for beating up a boy . . .
says he needed it . . .
Virginia F. Hull-swell gal . . . everyone
likes Ginney . . . to be a good secretary
and sit on the boss' knee is her ambition
. . . Girl Reserve member . . . meeting
Robert Young was Gin's most exciting mo-
ment . . . biking, dancing, horseback riding,
and shorthand keeps her busy . . . another
M.O.M. girl . . . served on formal and in-
formal committees . . . has worked in sup-
ply room for ages . . . many mortifying
moments . . .
Kenneth Robert Klauenburch-Kenny is the
most energetic 12A with plenty of zip . . .
coach of D.S. boys . . . P. B. claims his
biggest thrill is yet to come . . . aspires
to be a bookkeeper or accountant . . .
will be a success in whatever he attempts
. , . owns a ford . . . but can't drive it
'cause it is always in the shop getting re-
paired . . . swell pal . . .
L. Louise Link-Lou has blue eyes . . .
abbreviated height . . . loves Curtis, bowl-
ing and ice skating . . . embarrassed when
kids read her love letters in journalism
. . . blushed when she fell and tainted in
the hall . . . Luike greets everyone cheer-
fully . . . Messenger-News column on Green-
horn . . . advertising manager on regular
"Rail" . . . class day and get-to-gether
committees . . . Shorty desires to be a
stenographer . . . proud of engagement
ring . . .
Norma Beverly Matson-calm and collected
. . . but definitely tops . . . says biggest
thrill was receiving her diamond . . . proud-
ly displays it to anyone . . . main ambition
is to settle down and make Herbie happy
. . . appears quiet . . . really isn't when
you are acquainted . . , won't mention her
most embarrassing moment . . . but admits
there is one . . . a gal with lots of good
ideas . . . a friend to be proud of . . .
Mary Lou Maxwell-sweet girl . . . smart
little Miss who's graduating ahead of time
. . . college claims her biggest ambition
. . . music is her most absorbing interest
. . . was chairman of banquet commit-
tee . . . never yet embarrassed? . . . plays
the piano with a beautiful touch . . . pals
with Sara Bronco . . . works at The Utica
. . . comes from Howe . . . has long been
a member of the chorus . . . .
Ann Peterna-just gaze around any dance
floor and there is Annie . . . thrills at the
thought of becoming a dependable ste-
nographer . . . was so sparkle-eyed while
seeing the sights of Washington . . . be-
longed to G.A.A .... chorus . . . glee
club . , . orchestra . . . senior council
member in llth grade . . . serves as a fine
conductor for a street car . . . Rooney was
the hit of a grade school play.
Lola Lucile Randall-short . . . cute . . .
and oh, so ornery . . . president of Girl
Reserves . . . to be an efficient secretary
is her ambition . . . getting locked in the
most peculiar places proves most embar-
rassing . . . biggest thrill is yet to come . . .
thinks world of brothers Bob and Warren
. . . had to sit in a corner in kindergarten
for kissing a boy . . . a M.O.M. girl . . .
swell friend . . . nice to know . . .
Mildred Marie Robbins . . . always happy . . .
always in trouble . . . always getting out . . .
mortified when giving the conductor a shiny
penny , . , ior three consecutive days . . .
Midge's biggest thrill came in '43 . . . enjoys
cooking, wolfing, sewing, wolfing, making
pleated skirts . . . wants to become an expert
whistler . . . isn't had now . . . aspires to be
a nurse . . . or good housewife . . . ever so
lively . . . everyone's pal , . . Milly . . .
L. A .... Midget . . . Midgie . . .
Dorothy Edith Serra-black curly tresses . . .
snappy brown eyes , , . ambition to take
trip to New York . . , become a ste-
nographer . . . embarrassed when grade
school corner provided punishment for talk-
ing at wrong time . . . engagement to Ice
in May was biggest thrill . . . graduation,
riding streamliner . . . were thrilling too
. . . hobbies are sewing, skating and base-
ball . . . assembly and class day commit-
tees , . . answers to "D" . . . Dora . . .
Dottie . . .
Ioyann Simpson . . , hails from Texas . . . is
oh so sweet . . . ambition . . . to become a
nurse and return to Texas , . . so embar-
rassed at falling off a chair in journalism . . .
thrills at the thought of Dick . . . Simp claims
her biggest thrills were talking over the
radio, first paycheck, Dick . . . loves to ride
bicycles . . . play tennis . . . Dick . . , news
column . , . whiz at selling ads . . . Simpie
. . . Ioe . . .
Sally Ethel Park-blonde hair with skin to
match . . . ambition is to be successful in
business world . . . will too . . . biggest
excitement is yet to come . . . looking for-
ward to graduation expectantly . . . un-
composed moments too numerous to men-
tion . . . curtain opened too soon in Christ-
mas world . . . favorite pastimes include
roller skating . . . dancing . . . dressed as
Daisy Mae Scragg at get-to-gether . . .
WOWI . . . parent party chairman . . .
sweet girl . . .
Rollin Howard Pieart-too many mortifying
moments . . . flying and Marilyn Pender
are Ronniefs hobbies . , , ambitions . . ,
ancl biggest thrills . . . Panty-waist desires
to attend Parker air college . . . enter air
corps . . . member of band from 7A through
12A . . . C.A.P. band sergeant in 11A . . .
orchestra . . . property manager for the
band 11A through IZA . . . always busy
. . . always willing to help . . . an ex-
cellent cameraman . . . tops with every-
one . . .
Lucille Gloria Rivera-skipped gym to sit on
school grounds with a certain boy . . .
Miss Cripe came out, clad in shorts . . .
took her to Mrs. Hall . , . Lucy likes to
sing . . . sew her own clothes . . . greatest
thrill is graduating . . . was leading charac-
ter in grade school play . . . cap and gown
chairman . . . dark-haired lass . . . chorus
and council member . . , Tatie is a friend
to everyone . . .
Thomas Edwin 'Robinson-desires to enter Iowa
state next fall . . . Tommy used to throw
books out the window in SA . . . enjoys
hunting and fishing . . . never uncomposed
. . . vice-president of class . . . likes and
looks good with a crew cut . . . quite
adept at dancing . . . skipped 2A . . .
served as junior council member . . . hails
from Howe . . . first date was exciting . . .
but Tom can't recall why . . .
Lester Gilbert Sheckler-Gilberiine made a
beautiful pin-up girl . . , wants to enter
Iowa U .... enjoys hunting, swimming,
and 'P . . . was embarrassed when his
swimming suit was torn during a meet
. . . Gil's biggest thrill was placing third
in state swimming meet . . . member of
senior council . , . projectors' league . . .
captain of swimming team in 11A . . .
president of H.R. 120 . . . proud possessor
of 3 monograms . , . blond, butch hair
cut . . .
Beverly Mae Sloan-Bev aspires to be a
nurse and anesthetist . . . she won't tell
of uncomposed moments tho' . . . Becky
collects ampulla bottles as a hobby . . .
entering nurses' training will be her biggest
thrill . . . strangely silent until you know
her . . . but sometimes silence is sweet
. . . served on the banquet committee . . .
quite squearuish about the snakes in biology
class . . . especially any on her desk . . .
Bernice Rose Stefani-Bernie . . . Steffie . . .
typical high school girl with personality
plus . . . was thrilled when chosen can-
didate for homecoming queen . . . editor
of "Senior Rail" , . . news editor of regular
"Rai1splitter" . . . easily embarrassed but
doesn't mention most reddening moment
. . . lots of ambitions . . . main one is to
settle down with the right guy . . . when
the right time comes . . . Girl Reserve . . .
a M.O.M. member . . . tops . . .
Bette Iean Thompson-blonde . . . blue eyes
true blue .gal with scores of friends . . .
Bet was an exquisite homecoming queen
attendant . . . class day chairman . . .
make-up editor of "Senior Rail" . . . pub-
licity manager for regular "Rail" . . . Mes-
senger-News column . . . ninth grade chorus
member . . . biggest thrill yet to come
. . . wants to settle down and raise a foot-
ball team when the right man comes along
... jeepers . ..
Harold Alfred Van Ginkel-ambition is to join
,the navy . . . hunting and fishing occupy
his spare time . . . Van can always be found
at the Soda-Grill . . . eating . . . owns a
beat-up V-8 . . . Greenhorn "Railsplitter"
editor . . . class treasurer . . . skipped 2A
. . . never thrilled . . . was only boy with
ll girls in journalism 2 . . . ice skates . . .
blond hair . . . blue gray eyes . . . D.S.
boys' slave . . . favorite expression . , .
"hubba hubba hubba" . . .
Ida Corrine Wetherton-a fine example of
beauty and brains . . . dancing and Bill
are main interests . . . the latter being the
most important . . . chairman of informal
and formal committees . . . also on office
staff . . . lots of fun in anyone's language
. . . intelligent lady who is graduating ahead
of time . . . biggest thrill . . . Bill . . .
main ambition . . . why, Bill, of course
. . . dances divinely . . . and so friendly
Naomi Elizabeth Woods-personality plus . . .
ever so quiet . . . but just wait . . . Lizzie's
ambition is the cadet nurse corps . . .
Chuck . . . won't disclose most embar-
rassing moment . . . must be awful . . .
loves to neck . . . Chuck . . . super-seam-
stress . . . enjoys eating . . . is graduating
a semester early . . . sharp looking get-to-
gether outfit . . . Chuck proves to be big-
gest thrill . . . along with various others
. . . a sweet girl and a swell friend . . .
Eugene Gerald Lipovac-wants to learn a good
trade . . . will too . one embarrassing
moment is as bad as another so Gene won't
tell any . . . Lippy enjoys softball, football,
track, basketball . . . playing with league
baseball, league softball champs for two
consecutive years proved most exciting . . .
Lippo never attends senior meetings . . 1
even when on time , . . true pal, anyhow
. . . has already received draft papers . . .
Loraine Frances Steven-blonde . : . cute
girl with plenty of pep and personality
. , . junior and senior council member . . .
Girl Reserve officer . . . a date with a
certain lad at Waveland proved most thrill-
,ing . . . Lola Randall's conspirator who
kissed a boy and sat in the corner . . .
a M.O.M. member . . . Frenchie . . . Steve
. . . Blondie spends most of her time keep-
ing up the boys' morale . . . Stevie is
always gay . . . always light hearted . . .
Edith Ann Tomkinson--tall . . . charming . . .
when in 11B Edee won Scholastic artist
award . . . also Register'Tribune honorable
mention . . . artist for Younkers on "High
School Day" . . . ambitions . . . to be a
nurse . . . would make a good one . . .
then dress designing . . , hobbies consist
of dress designing and drawing . . . is
looking forward to graduation for biggest
thrill . . . proud of four brothers in marines
. . . true blue friend . . .
Velma Iean Walker-to obtain driver's license
. . . then travel the world is Iean's ambition
. . . hobbies are roller skating, tennis, bik-
ing, life guarding, dancing, swimming, um-
piring . . . skipped ZA . . . regular "Rail-
splitter" editor . . . Walk's favorite numbers
are 22 . . . ll . . , youngest in class . . .
happy possessor of 3 G.A.A. monograms
. . . tennis letter . . . ever so thrilled when
'42 football team went undefeated . . .
Shorty has beautiful blue eyes . . . always
smiling . . .
Helen Gertrude Williams-shortish . . . red-
headed . . . nice to know . , . no skeletons
in grade school closet . . . she was a good
. girl then . . . gobs of personality . . . has
the ambition all girls are interested in . . .
biggest thrill was receiving diamond from
Bob . . . thumps the piano in spare time
, . . excellent at it, too . . . divides extra,
time between 'uncle's grocery store and
Betty Gale . . . a true friend and one swell
little lady . .
Bill Frank Shaw-served on banquet and get-
to-gether committees . . . entered Lincoln
from Hartford . . . plays guard in basket-
ball . . . excellent third baseman in baseball
. . . shy . . . but ever so kind-hearted
. . . claims no embarrassing moments . . .
but could that be? , . . denies he's ever
thrilled . . . answers to Bill . . . drives a
ford . . . art student . . . super swell . . .
admits no ambitions . . . but we know
better . . .
Lieutenant Cj.g.J Russell Butt, coach at Lincoln
from September 1942 till Iune 1943, was killed in a
mine Sweeper collision off the Atlantic coast, Iuly
Although he was at Lincoln tor only a year, he
will be remembered as one ot the schools finest
Quiet almost to shyness, he possessed a personal
magnetism which commanded from all his acquaint-
ances that great respect and high esteem of which
he seemed Wholly unconscious.
Symbolic of Coach Rutt's lite Was the character-
istic way in which he turned aside all personal praise
for his teams' athletic victories by saying in his
quiet, low-pitched voice, "It was the boys who Won
LIEUT. U.G.J RUSSELL RUFF
Fellowship Club-First Row, lett to right: Berry, Myer, Gering, Veach.
Second Row: Thompson, Comito, Leonard, Doave, Iaynes, Troub, Meitert.
Third Row: Atkinson, Helton, Hall, Smith, Torri, Davis, Large-nt, Parks, Edwards.
Fourth Row: Redmond, Arrowooci, Tavenner, Richards, Boring, Lapham, Bell, Erwin, Roth.
Fifth How: Neff, Sloan, Clark, Roth, Cross, Eshelman, Mr. Nelson, Riggle, Hall.
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Row, left to right: Hoot,
Arrowood, Smith, Fazio,
Bragg, Iose, Donato,
Brebner, Piert, Winegard-
Second R o w: T a m,
Bloomquist, Allee, Green-
rod, Dernovich, Mrs. Ma-
pel, Hines, Ruston,
N o a c k, Greenwood,
Third 'Rowz DresseY,
Short, Mitchell, Boyd,
Tarr, Burgess, King, Bab-
cock, Stevens, Berg-
Fourth Row: Textor, Bur-
gess, Burns, Russo, Back-
strom, Cleveland, Mead.
Fifth Row: Travis, Rig'
gle, Leonard, Miller,
Cherry, Merkel. H691-le:
No. 2 -
Row, left to Tighli RW'
era, Stahl, Pearson, COW-
denl Mote, Maxwell,
Second Row: Mrs. Ma-
pel, Robbins, FIOS1, Maz'
zi, Clark, Chioclo, Kerb-
nedy, Stevens, Robb.
Third Row: Clark, Tate.
Groves, Matson, Newton,
Crane, Nelson, Wallace,
Fourth Row: KeeleY.
Doane, McCoy, Gilliam.
Paterna, Bamberg, Kast-
Fifth Row: Corpisino.
Westby, Campbell, Hay-
ner, Seals, Conn, Cleve-
land, Bell, Seid, Rey-
Iunior Bovs' Glee
Club.-First Row, left to
right: Tripe, Zimmerman,
Second Row: Christian-
son, Murphy, Mrs. Ma-
pel, Keeley, Rehelsky,
Third Row: Rierson, Os-
trem, Carson, Kissell,
Fourth Row: Side, Mills,
Holmes, Mr. Trissell.
Band...Fi!'St Row, left to
right: Wineland, Morlan,
Stephens, Moore, Wal-
Second Row: Russell,
Cocke, Stull, Beck, Lap-
harn, Anderson, Beard-
more, Warren, Debolt,
Third Row: Ierry Riley,
G. Riley, Peterson, New-
ton, Andrews, Procopio,
Veach, Bird, F. Thomas,
Bagg, Prewett, McCol-
Fourth Row: Tavanner,
Harvey, Close, E. Win-
kelman, Staker, Pugh,
Todd, Farr, Matthews.
Fifth Row: G. Winkel-
man, Brown, Hardy,
Abild, Groves, Crane,
Fisher, Gustafson, Sillet-
to, Brubaker, Romstadt,
Iim Riley, Quevey,
Sixth Row: Ruston, Hart-
ley, Fosdick, Hanifen,
Logan, Lucas, C. Thomas,
Wings of Song
gifting! Girlg' Glee Club.. First Row, left to right: Matson, Clark, Millsted, Pearson, Kennedy, Robb
Iuniar Girls' Glee Club- First Row, Left to right: Applegarth, Starr, Smith, Knotts, Ellis, Pigneri
Second Row: Genng, Lehman, DeMay, Coady, Riggs, Moore, Linn, Mrs. Mapel.
Third Row: Wrigtht, Watson, Anderson, Howland, Bellizzi, Lyons, Elvin, Adair.
Fourth Row: M. Cer-ing, Iohn, Roberts, Schmitt, Raymond, House, Shifter, Arrowood, Kennedy.
Flilh Rowr COUIITO. Abbott, Proper, Bates, Harmon, Whitter, Berry, Bartholomew, McMurray.
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Office Staff-Clockwise, left to
right: Randall, Morgan, Botkin,
Cavender, Hollabaugh, Greenfield,
Weather-ton, Hall, Mr. Hutchens,
Mrs. Arnold, Figg, Anderson, Mr.
Metfert, Mrs. Hall, Miss Wilson.
Library Staff- Front Row, left to
right: Bergstrom, Capinegro, Hed-
Second Row: Matson, Figg, Hurd,
Third Row: Wetherton, Miss Holt,
Back Row: Hagen, Brebner.
G, A, A,-First How, left to
right: Walker, Pettit. Allsup, Sater,
Second Row: Van Ginkle, Morise,
Higdon, Kay, Hawbaker.
Third How: Helton, Wright, Wood-
ford, Ruston. Bergstrom.
Fourth Row: Furnal, Miss Ebers,
Easton, Van Ginkle, Matson, Mason.
Home Room 207-7A- First Row,
left to right: Caliguri, Harrison,
Second Row: Hall, Fontanini, Ab-
rahamson, Herker, Edwards, Back-
Third Row: Davis, Gardiner, An-
derson, Bowlin, Aller, Iones.
Fourth Row: Bierrna, Barnes, Boley,
Fifth Row: Gilbert, Horton, Crouch,
Hummell, Miss Arnlie, Case, Brooks.
We Go Chug, Chugging Along!
Seven new teachers came to Lincoln this semester. Coach Max McCord
came to us from Des Moines Technical High School. He received his B. A.
degree from Buena Vista College at Storm Lake where the enrollment is about
l,UOU. "They have the best record in Iowa for placing their teachers," Coach
McCord declares. He received his M. A. degree from Drake University.
"Nice things come in small packages," and We have with us Miss Beatrice
Strieby, commercial instructor. 'She attended Drake university and graduated
from Iowa State Teachers College and Denver University. Miss Strieby former-
ly taught at Newton and Odebolt, Iowa.
Miss Helen Holt, librarian, received her B. A. degree from Bethany College
at Lindsborg, Kansas. She also received her B.S.L.S. from the University of
Miss Luella Scholfelt, commercial instructor, came to Lincoln from Monona,
Iowa. She holds a B. A. degree from Iowa State and has done undergraduate
work at the University of Wisconsin.
Miss Helen Swanson, commercial teacher, is a graduate of Iowa State
Teachers College, Columbia University, and Gregg Business College. She for-
merly taught at Madison, South Dakota.
Lincoln has only half an acquaintance with Mrs. Edith
her mornings as a supply teacher at Phillips School.
An alumnus of Lincoln is Mr. George Trissel, music instruct-
or. He is a graduate of Drake University and Simpson College.
Mr. Trissel has given private music lessons tor 12 years, this
being his first year in public schools.
Schroder, who is at Lincoln only in the afternoons. She spends Q
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journalism 2- Clockwise, left to right: Robbins, Miss McFarland, Graham, Dougherty, Ballard, Stefani, Hougham, Thompson, Keller
Simpson, Walker, Link.
We Peddle the News M 'J
journalism 1... First Row, let! to right: Lewis, Martin.
Second How' Price, Miss McFarland, Kingkade, Moore, Manatt, Clark.
Third Row: Mazzei, Sater, Pettit, Reeves, Stebbins, MacKinnon, Fazio,
Fourth Row: Beck, Van Ginkle, Romanelli, Morise, Bloomquist, Brebner, Cowden.
Fifth Row: Berry, Uhlman, Anderson, Wilson, Heathcote, German, Boyd, McLaughlin. Z l
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left to right: Dicky, Rank, Simpson.
Neilson, Mr. Tomlinson, Sheckler,
Second Row: Chadwick, Evans,
Thomas, Eshelman, Seals, Bohner,
Third Row: Stebbins, Hamlin, Feath-
erstone, Prichard, den Boer, Gay,
Home Economics Staff-F i 1' Sf
Row, left to right: Fillipelli, Martin.
Second Row: Mason, Furnal, Polson,
l Miss Moroney, Montray.
Third Row: Campopiano, Chiado,
Newman, DeFino, Schuling, Porter.
Fourth Row: Figg, Epps, Doss,
Nurses Staff1Fll'Sl ROW, left to
right: Horton, Wadell.
l Second Row: Anderson, Miss Dunkel-
! berg, Layton.
Third Row: Hall, Bartlett, Wineland.
Fourth Flow: Hollingsworth, Hender-
Senior Counci1-First Row, left to right: Keeley, Bloomquist, Gale, Croft, Cavencier, Brebner, Cowden,
Mr, Cox, Pettit, Anderson.
Second Row: Sheckler, Weatherton, Selby, Wilson, Knudson, Stefani, Stevens, Doss, DeVol, Rivera,
Third Row: Kastler, Hull, Van Ginkel, Thronson, Allsup, Neilson, McLaughlin, Morise, Harvey, Fletcher.
junior Sfudeng Counci1-First Row, lett to right: Brow
To encourage closer cooperation among teachers
and students, a method was devised this semester
for a faculty advisory committee to Work with the
senior student council.
Mr. Howard Cox headed the advisory committee
assisted by Miss Hazel Mitchell and Miss Gladys
Sutter. The group Was chosen in a joint meeting
of council officers with the faculty planning commit-
Formerly, Principal l-lutchens was council adviser,
but many other duties necessitated his asking to be
released from his responsibilities.
"By working with an advisory group, the council
Second Row: Mclviinn, Gustafson, Foust, Tillotti, Pritcha
Third Row: Housema, Abilcl, McLaughlin, Felice, Crowder
Fourth Row: Erving, Cherry, Moore, Greenrod, Mickesh, l
should be able to arrange an
set-up," stated Mr. Hutchens in
The council has been reorg.
committees instead of remaining
They sponsor a point sys'
homeroom keeps a record ot pc
of its members.
Points are given tor particip
kinds and sundry other things
under the supervision of Mr. Cc:
Students no longer need si
tions but are seated by ushers
for a release.
e large group.
arned by each
n drives of all
t keepers are
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Armaroli, Fontanini, Howland, Kissell,
Procopio, Mrs. Robbins.
Mondabaugh, Matalone, Mount.
Largent, Harmon, Todd, Stoker.
supervision of Bob Nielsen. This system has proved
fairly successful but is undergoing minor changes.
The junior council has used a committee system
tor a long time, and with Mrs. Mabel I. Robbins de-
voting much time to group conferences, the organ-
ization has a city-wide reputation of excellency.
.At each meeting, the council adopts a slogan
which all juniors concentrate on for the Week.
Sponsoring a "Merry Christmas" drive to bring
toys for unfortunate children was one of many com-
mendable projects completed by the junior council
1. A big fish story.
2. Good friends.
3. Pals-Don G George.
4. Our gang.
5. Boy Scout Tommy.
E. Bob and Ioe-Why, boyslll
7. Mary Russo.
8. Stanley's best lriend-his horse.
9. Vivacious Lorene.
l0. Lamberti twins.
ll. Good friends then, good friends al-
ways-Margaret and Velma.
12. Velma and Mr. Harris observing.
l3. Betty and Helen-Hum-rn-mll
14. Corrine then.
l5. Claude and Lola hungry.
16. "Myrt" Hollabaugh, sun-bathing.
17. Viv and Marge proving it.
18. Ioyann in the good old days.
19. The Bloornquists.
20. George Clayton-believe it or not.
21, Carefree Pat.
22. Ginny, Lola, Coralie posing for the
23. Majorette Lois Moore.
24. Marilyn Broad.
25. Two wonderful kids.
26. Some formation.
27. Smile, pretty girls.
28. Velma's. pride and joy-her kid
29. Lovely Vivian Wilson.
30. Pud G Peg..
31. Our Mari
32. Good-hearted Nita.
33. Peg :S sister Pat.
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FIRST TEAM RECORD
27-lndianola ..... 6
52-Chariton ...... 0
Lincoln 13-Roosevelt .... 13
Lincoln 0-North ....,... 21
Lincoln 0-Winterset .... 13
Lincoln 0-East ......... 28
13-Valley ........ 0
U-West ......... U
COACH MAX MCCORD
Second Football Team-F i 1' S i
Row, lelt to right: Caliguiri, Ding-
man, Houseman, Macy, Stitel, Cherry,
Second Row: Flaherty, Brown, Chad-
wick, Benskin, Campbell, Hanifen,
Harper, Warren, Atkinson.
Third Row: Coach F. A. Talarico,
Mancuso, Textor, Christensen, Cun-
ningham, Beardsmore, Anderson, Cah-
al, Maxwell, Mitchell.
Clockwise, left to right-Conn, Uhl-
an, Anderson, Harvey.
irst Football Team-First ROW-
ett to right: Dingrnan, Anderson,
llsup, Mickesh, Uhlrnan, Spring,
econd Row: C. C, Fowler, assist-
nt coach, York, Hollingsworth, Wil-
on, B. Hull, Dicky, Rank, Costanzo.
hird ROW: Meffert, Reddish, Croft,
ancuso, Hayner, Moore, T. Hull,
layton, Evans, Rich, Brown, Stady.
irst Row: Allsup, Uhlman.
econd Row: Anderson, Mickesh,
hird Row: Dingrnan, Brown.
ack Row: T. Hull.
wimgninq Team-First Row, left tc
ight: Page, Halstead, Ponzeline,
reen, Prichard, Spring.
econd Row: Rornstad, Walker, den-
oer, Gustafson, Nielson, Ahlberg
hird Row: Coach Graaff, Cook,
eeley, Throndson, Keesee, Cross,
Now that the season has ended, and the suits are cleanedand hung
up until next year, the 1944 football story may be told.
With a new coach, Max McCord, and a new spirit, the Railsplitters got
off to a fast start with two victories, the first over lndianola 27-65 and the
second, Chariton 52-0. But upon entering city competition, the Abes
didn't fare so well. Roosevelt and West Were stopped, but the team, one
of Lincoln's lightest, could not hold oft the Weight of East and North.
A victory over Valley gave the team a record of three wins, three
losses, and two ties.
Although this team may have been short ot weight and experience, it
more than made amends by its tight and spirit.
So tar . . . three cheers for Lin-
Coach Max McCord has led
both first and second team basket-
ball boys through five victorious
games in a 15-game schedule.
The scores follow: Valley 27-13g
Osceola 42-215 Des Moines Tech
Basketball Bang-board rolling up. And every Lincolner is
standing behind the boys to keep
them on the victory road.
SECOND TEAM RECORD
40-18: Indianola Lincoln . .7-West ........ 7
Mr. Francis A. Talarico is mentor I-if1CO1H - -0-West --'----- 5
of the "B" team squad and capable Lincoln ........ 6-Roosevelt .... 6
Ccfach of the 9th grade baslfeteel-S' Lincoln ........ 0-Roosevelt .... 6
I-hs success with both contingents .
. . . Lincoln ........ U-North ....... 13
has been inspiring. I
Abefs basketball teams are ron- Lincoln .... 0-Valley .... ..25
ing forward, and their scores are
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Toward Speedy Goals
S-stands for Student Council . . . they really made
progress this semester . . . usher plan . . .
point system . . . pin-up girls . . .g boys too . . .
George Croft headed seniors . . . while lack
Cherry pepped up the juniors . . .
P-stands for phooey which is what was thought
ot you ii you didn't come to the super Lincoln
Nite . . . vote in the presidential campaign . . .
participate in all the drives . . . attend all foot-
ball battles held in the city. . .
E-stands for equal . . . which is what girl cheer-
leaders are to the boys . . . they were really
clickin '... our new teachers equalled what
we thought they should . . . they're tops . . .
Max McCord also equals any girl's ideal . . .
E-also stands for excellent . . . the kind ot job
Velma Iean Walker did as editor of the regular
"Rail" . . . Bernice Stefani gained honors as
"Senior Rail" editor . . . Don Brown reigned as
1 12A president . . . Sonny Gale, head monitor,
was on the job bright and early every morn-
D-stands for dearness . . . the quality that makes
Lincoln High beloved . . . the new football
jerseys . . . the engaged girls . . . swell service-
men . . . matched ski sweaters . . . treats from
the Soda-Grill to Lynx gridrnen . . . tests . . .
hard . . . yet not too hard to prevent our escape
. . . anyway we'll graduate in Ianuaryl
A Clinic For Clothes
Senior home economics girls at Lincoln spon-
sored the first student-managed clothing clinic ever
tried in Des Moines, November I4 and l5.
To this clinic, patrons ot the school brought their
Clothing problems for help
tions were given on how
Sweaters. Other services
making buttonholes, fitting
ets, and hanging hems.
and advice. Demonstra-
to wash, dry, and press
included instructions on
necklines, making plack-
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Quality tor 80 Years
New and Attractive Pieces in Iewelry and Silver
52.50 to 3410.00 and upward
An Attractive Senior Ring or Pin
32.00 to 512.00
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And When It's Over . . .
Be prepared to take
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Drake Otters .
lite. Let Drake pre-
Schedule pare you. The uni-
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Classes versity-Des Moines
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Registration plete courses in its
Begins Ian. 22
Begins Ian. 21
LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION FINE ,ARTS
BIBLE LAW PHARMACY
GRADUATE DIVISION COMMERCE AND FINANCE
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When visiting home-makers were asked whether
they preferred a clinic, or style shows such as have
been held in previous years, the majority favored
a style show complemented by a clinic.
Many patrons signified that they would like to
have the home economics department open during
the week for help with their problems.
Frances Campopiano was chairman of the clinic
assisted by co-chairman Bernadine Newman.
War mementos of Lincoln's boys and girls in
service will be kept in permanent form in a Hamilton
filing cabinet which was purchased by the school
The cabinet is made of golden oak and has four
Such souvenirs as insignia, and enemy trinkets
are kept in the two top drawers, which are equipped
with glass tops so that the contents may be viewed
without danger of handling.
The third drawer is occupied by the victory scrap
book which tells about Lincoln's contributions to the
war. Records pertaining to Lincoln's service per-
sonnel are kept in the fourth drawer.
At the close of the war, the cabinet and all its
contents will be placed in the office under the faculty
war service plaque as a lasting memory of Lincolners
Glass tops for the display drawers were inserted
by Mr. M. M. Gerhart, woodshop instructor. All rec-
ords are kept up to date by Miss Hazel Mitchell.
Fifth In Queenship .
Another year, another homecoming queen. Lois
Moore was the fifth to reign over Lincoln's Home-
Lois was crowned by Coach Max McCord, and
attended by Bette lean Thompson, Bernice Stefani,
Betty Knudson, and Elaine Cowden.
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A STEP BACK IN THE BUS
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The Des Moines Railway Company
appreciates the cooperation of
Des Moines High School students.
"Buy Your Graduation Gifts Here"
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MIT CH'S SERVICE STATION
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MRS. MITCH'S CAFE
5875 Southwest Twenty-first Street
Offers congratulations to the graduating class
315 KRAFT BUILDING
We Set Our Wings
The queen and her attendants wore white for-
mals, carried arm bouquets of red roses, and Wore
red carnations in their hair.
Escorting the queen and her court were Iim Wil-
son, Don Brown, lim Winegardner, Bob Hull, and
Entertainment included a variety show of vocal
music, tap dancing, and oratorical arrangementsp the
movie "Chip Off The Old Blockf' and dancing to a
juke box in the boys' gym.
Lois was a successor to Ieannette Grange, Ruth
Iohnson, Mary Ellen Thomas, and Velma Knouf, for-
mer homecoming queens.
For Convenience-A Register Board
Because figures on Linco1n's war service roll
change constantly, a register board for posting up-
to-the-minute data concerning groups in the armed
forces was hung in the front corrider this semester.
At this writing, the boardreveals the following
In .Service ..... .... 1 550
Gold stars ..... . . 29
Red stars .... . . 53
Silver stars .... . . . . . . . 3
Purple Heart ...,............ .. 19
Distinguished Flying Cross ....... 6
Air medal ................... . . 17
Legion of Merit .................. l
Souvenir purses presented to visit-
ing service men ............. . 141
Commissioned officers ..... .... 7 'Z
Promotions ..................... 21 7,
More Tests-Worse Luck!
A City-Wide test sponsored by the University of
Iowa was given to all 11B students this semester.
Nine questions were given which covered almost
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The purposes of this examination were to test
the background of ideas the student had in social
studies and natural sciences, how Well he could read
different kinds of material, and how readily he could
solve arithmetical problems.
The instructors expect to tit their teaching to the
student's individual needs, and to advise him con-
cerning his future educational plans after the results
Grades for each student will be returned from
the University of Iowa.
Some Lincoln studes in their glad array,
Were looking for a bit of gay.
They thought and thought with all their might,
And decided to have a Lincoln Nite . . .
and so they did, November 17, in the boys' gym with
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a crowd oi over 300, composed of ninth, tenth, elev-
enth and twelfth graders and alumni.
The Swing Club orchestra provided the enter-
tainment which had all hep cats really jumping. A
floor show was given during inter-misson in which
Ray fMousel Martin was master ot ceremonies. Betty
Gale and Virginia Mazzei provided the vocal part
ot the program, while IoAnn DeMay tickled the ivor-
ies. The conclusion of the show was the presenta-
tion ot a paper drive pin-up girl, who was none other
than Gilbert Sheckler, better known to the Lincoln
femmes as "Gilbertine."
Virginia Pettit was chairman of the planning com-
To The Polls!
Campaigning for their favorite candidate for pres-
ident were the senior high school students who were
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given an opportunity to vote for president during the
week of November 7.
The total for the four city high schools was Roose-
velt 2,019 to Governor Dewey's 1,243. Lincoln's ma-
jority vote went to Roosevelt with 211 while Dewey
netted 80. There were two votes for the socialist
A registration card was filled out by each student
before bailoting. After he cast ,his vote, it was dis-
carded. Certain rooms were designated as the vot-
ing polls Where at noon, in the morning, or after
school, students could cast their votes.
In a poetry contest sponsored by the Alpha Chap-
ter of Des Moines, Lincoln won four out ot seven
Marguerite Hess, Iune '44, won first place, Mari-
lou Brown, Iune '44, placed fourthg Frank Cross, 1213,
took sixth placeg and Louise Bloomquist, l2B, was
PARKER DRUG STORE
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S. W. Ninth and Army Post Road
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS
DES MOINES, IOWA
Your Order is
"Where the Elite Meet to Eat"
1538 East Grand
We Set Our Wings
Each of these poems was published in editions
of the regular "Railsplitter."
After three years of inactivity, the photography
club of homeroom 120 has been reorganized. Three
years ago homeroom photography enthusiasts in-
stalled a dark room, equipped With photographic
apparatus, in a corner ot the science laboratory.
The dark room is equipped for film developing
and reprinting. Use of the room is free, but mem-
bers must supply their own chemicals, film and print-
Many forrner members were reinstated.
Representatives from all city schools attended the
Kiwanis club dinners, held at Hotel Ft. Des Moines,
for one month each.
Vanilla, Maple Nut and Cherry
MADE IN DES MOINES
NORTHWESTERN CANDY CO.
ANDY AND BILL'S MARKET
Dial 4-5511 First Floor, City Market
Van Ginkel Food Market
3005 S. E. Fourteenth
COMPLETE LINE OF QUALITY FOODS
Free Delivery Phone 3-7378
"YOUR PATRONAGE APPRECIATEDH
QUEAL LUMBER CO.
l-lelp Build Des Moines
Best Wishes . . .
For the Ianuary '45 Class
from Pat and lack
S. W. Tenth and Army Post Road
enocnmss and MEATS
2215 S. E. Fourteenth Phone 4-8436
INEZ'S BEAUTY SHOP
Corner S. W. Second and Wall
Fort Des Moines
INEZ and NELLA CASSETTARI
We Set Our Wings
Boys representing Lincoln were chosen by Mr.
Aaron C. Hutchens, principal, and Mr. Rolland Mei-
Bob Prichard, Ioe Mickesh, and Don Brown were
Lincoln representatives during the months oi Sep-
tember, October and November, respectively.
Editor ..... .................. B ernice Stefani
Make-up .... ....,. B ette Thompson
Literary ..... .... V elrna lean Walker
Sports ........ ..... H arold Van Ginkel
Organization ....... ..... M arjorie Ballard
Circulation ........... ....... V ivian Keller
Assistant circulation ..... .... I oyann Simpson
Glossies .............. .... M artha Hougham
Snapshots ..... ..... M ildred Robbins
Advertising . . . . . . Ioyann Simpson
K E H M ' S
Always Lincoln I-ligh's Friend
Ninth and Walnut Dial 3-5276
The Best For Less
W I N G A T E
Theatrical and Fancy Dress Costumes
Caps and Gowns
Second and Walnut Streets
Harry W. Trissel Robert C. Miller
Nutrena Feeds, Poultry Supplies and Remedies
313 East Fiith Street Phone 4-6039
For Your Community News . .
Read The Messenger-News
South City's Newspaper
For Fine Printing . . .
Give Us Your Ideas
MESSENGER PRINTING CO.. Inc.
3104-10 Southwest Ninth St. Telephone 3-5405
For Lasting Freshness
At Your Grocer's
DURING THE DURATION
OF GAS RATIONING
Treat your car to the best of fuel
Battery recharging while you wait
We are Tire Inspectors
LINCOLN SUPER SERVICE.
2803 S: W. Ninth St. Phone 3-9504
Quality You Can Taste
6307 Southwest Ninth Street
SHOP AND SAVE THE BRIARDALE WAY
FT. DES MOINES FOOD MARKET
Food Shop and Quality Meats
Dial 4-5239 - BRIARDALE - We Deliver
904 Army Post Road
GEIL COAL YARD
Southwest Ninth and Army Post Road
COAL, ICE AND FEED
Phone 4-5826 I, R, GEIL
ENJOY FRESH, CRISP
IDEAL POTATO CHIPS
214 East Walnut Street Phone 3-3944
,J -in Call on
522 rgufey'- 7 For School Supplies
is 25 55 and Educational Material
t 100 E. Grand Phone 3-5247
Make your own clothes. Complete course 8 lessons, 58.
A machine for each girl. Classes now forming.
Call or come in.
SINGER SEWING CENTER
808 Walnut Street Phone 4-7189
C. DeYOUNG FOOD MARKET
2001 Southeast Sixth Street Phone 4-5197
QUALITY GROOERIES AT
DR. C. R. KNUTSON
3110 Southwest Ninth Street
C. AMEND AND SONS
Highest Quality Groceries and Meats
We Set Our Wings
School Receives Picture
A picture of Lieut. fj.g.l Russell Ruff, former coach
who was killed in a minesweeper crash early last
Iuly, was presented to Lincoln by Mrs. Ruff.
The picture, encased in a special frame made for
it by Mr. M. M. Gerhart, woodshops instructor, has
been hung below the faculty service roll in the main
office, and a gold star has been placed to the left
of Lieut. Ruff's name on the honor list.
The faculty service roll, bearing the names of
faculty members who are or have been in service,
was made by the mechanical drawing and wood-
shops departments. This plaque contains the follow-
ing names besides Mr. Ruff's: '
Frederick E. Engel
lack C. Dalby
Henry E. Sanders
Phillip D. Slinker
George F. Chatman
Dedicated to the memory of the former coach is a
permanent athletic record board displaying the 35
events in which Lincoln has at some time won spe-
cial honors. The sports mentioned include basket-
ball, football, golf, swimming, tennis, and track.
Only recently completed, the board was made by
Bill Spring, Don Baker, and Lawrence Flaherty under
the direction of Mr. Wm. S. Morgenthaler, mechan-
ical drawing instructor.
It has been hung in the corridor near the gym.
Des Moines Building-Loan
and Savings Association
1111 Sixth Avenue
DES Mo1NEs, IOWA
Famous for Fresh Eggs
and Other Good Foods
Phone 4-0303 628 E. Locust St.
Des Moines, Iowa
We Set Our Wings
Femmes Have The Pep in the line ot duty tor: Martha Keul, Mary Russo
School spirit soared this semester as Lincoln , Phyllis Morgan, Marjorie Keller, Mary Lou DeCamp
broke the all-boy pep squad tradition by naming Marian Simpson, Donabelle Deval, Norma Van Gin-
nine girls and one boy as cheerleaders. ' kel, Beyerly Knotts, and Henry den Boer.
Whooping it up at football and basketball games, Uniforms are gold satin trousers and maroon tunics
and participating in pep assemblies were activities with gold sleeves.
THE ADVERTISERS PRESS
1419 Walnut Street Telephone 3-5312
Des Moines, Iowa
Design by Ioan
Winning the design contest for the cover of the
lanuary '45 Senior Railsplitter brought to loan Rom-
stad the honor ol having her sketch used on the book,
besides netting her S3 as first prize winner.
Amos Purcell received S2 for second place, while
Harry Gale took third place ot Sl.
Mr. George Murphy and Mr. Miles Murphy ot the
Advertisers Press, who sponsor such a contest each
semester, wish to encourage originality in a student
Sketches appearing throughout the book were
made by students in the art department.
Other graduates who are now fighting in Eu-
rope, lndia, Alaska, South Seas and elsewhere,
still remember those tasty
they used to enjoy at the
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Tell it to the Teens
We're telling them about the smoothest collection ot wear-
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all destined for "big places" in the coke crowd. Meet in
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