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

 - Class of 1954

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Janet Mae Flatt . . . Jan hails from McKinley. Home- room 119. Jan has brown hair and blue eyes. Mr. Sanders is her favor- ite teacher . . . History her favorite subject. She pals with Donna, Fran, Sondra, Sal, Glen, Marsha, and Shir- ley. Jan has been in two school plays, "Harvey" and 'Dear Ruth." Served on Reg. Rail Staff, Her tol- ents are cooking, sleeping and bowl- ing. Hobbies, tennis and baseball. Jan belongs to Calico, S.S.S.R .... C.T.P .... and D.O.A clubs. "You Goofed" is Jan's favorite quotation. Biggest thrill . . . graduation and being in two school plays. Ambition: To be a success, own a Lincoln...and see the world with Donna. Judy Marie Fontanini . . . Brown hair, big brown eyes describe this cute gal. Member of Homeroom 119. Crafts is "Font's" favorite sub- ject. She pals around with Moses, Molly, Marianne, Dort, Marylyn, Beebe, Lerrine and all the gang. Her talents, canning . . . lobsters . . . snails . . . eating . . . sleeping . . . arguing . . . jumping rope. Served on Nurse's Staff tour semesters. Jun- ior Student Council, Chairman of Judicial Committee Ninth Grade. Elected Homecoming Princess. Big- gest thrill will be graduation . . . "Font's" favorite songs are "Chew Tobacco Rag," "Farmer in the Dell." Ambition: To be a professional gar- bage collector with Dort and Beeb. Doris Jean Frecl . . . Eating, writing letters, and Jerry are Jcannie's hobbies. Talents are all hidden. Jean came to Lincoln from Howe. A member of Homeroom l'9. Jean has brown hair and blue eyes. Favorite teacher Miss Moroney, fa- vorite subject, Chorus. She pals with Anita, Shirley, Nancy, Barb, and Helen. Jean has served on Home F' Staff and Chorus. Belongs to the l.G.A.R. club. She always says, "Where there's a Will there's a Way." "Stardust" and "Yours" are tops on her list of songs. Her big- gest thrill is yet to come. fOh Happy Daylllj Ambition: To have many friends and make a certain someone happy. Robert Harry Gamble . . . Bob a member of Homeroom 119. Came to Lincoln from Washington. Pals with Bellizzi, Wolfe, and Scott. English is Bob's favorite subject. Mr. Berry his favorite teacher. Bob has been in Chorus and Glee Club, Sr. Homeroom, Student Council President in Ninth Grade. Playing the guitar and hunting are his hobbies. He has won four letters in track. His big- gest thill was appearing on a televi- sion panel. "Tis better to have lived and loved than to never have lived at all" is his favorite quotation. Ambition: To graduate from a Sem- inary. Donna Lee Hampshire . . . Brown hair i???l blue eyes describes "Ham," A member of Homeroom ll9. Came to Lincoln from Wash- ington. Miss Mitchell is her favorite teacher, Chorus her favorite subject. Pals with Lerrine, Marian, Harriett, Bernice and Beeb. Served on Home Ec. Staff and Gym Staff. Belongs to C.F.P.M .... S.S.S.R .... C.P.W .... Calico and D.L.A.D. ice skating is her hobby. Ham's fa- vorite song is "Bell Bottom Blues." Donna's biggest thrill is yet to come. Lettered in Hopscotch and Tiddly Winks. Ambition: To tour all over the world with Lerrine in her Rocket Ship. Ralph Eugene Hartley . . . Gov is a member of Homeroom 119. Hails from Washington. Can alwavs be seen with Lanny and Frank. ROlPl1 has blue eyes and brown hair. Mr. Ator is his favorite teacher, wood- shop his favorite subject.. His big talent is blowing bubbles with bubble gum. Hobbies are fishing and golf. Belgngs to club. - RGlDl'1'S biggest thrill was passing Miss Selby in History 5 and 6. "Heart of My Heart" and "Rags to Riches" are his favorite songs. "What the heck is that, stupid?" is his favorite quo- tation. Ambition: To be a success and own a 1954 Oldsmobile. Judy Harvey . . . Judy has served on Nurse's Staff seven semesters and participated in two school plays, "Death Takes A Holiday and "Snafu." Harv is a member of homeroom 119, has dark hair and blue eyes. Came to Lin- coln from Park Ave. Collecting rec- ords and swimming are Judy's hob- bies. Belongs to F.N. and F.M.A. clubs. Favorite teacher Miss Scan- lan, favorite subject Dramatics. Judy pals with Marie Ruth, Judy, and Sally. Biggest riifiii will be gradu- ating from S.U.l .... and also go- ing with Guy. "September Song" is her favorite song. Ambition: To become a Registered Nurse. Shirley Ann Hawbaker . . . Shirl came to Lincoln from Park Ave. A member of Homeroom 119. Mr. Stone her favorite teacher, Chemistry her favorite subject. Shirl has light brown hair and blue eyes. Pals with Ruthy . . . Myrn . , . Lou . . . Joey and Coe. Served in Band since 7t grade. Belongs to T.W.F.S. club. Hobbies are swimming and archery. Talent, giving Mr. Stone gray hair. Biggest thrill will be graduation. "Bells of St. Mary's" and "l'll Walk Alone" are her favorite songs. "You can't laugh until I laugh" is her favorite quotation. Ambition: To graduate from Broad- lawns School of Nursing with flying colors. Frances Honnold Heothcote . . . Fran has brown hair and brown eyes. Hails from Howe. A member of Homeroom 119. Miss Holmes and Mr. Sanders are her favorite teach- ers. English and Journalism her fo- vorite subjects. Pals with Carolyn, Ernie, Fran, Mary, Judy and Florence. Talents are yet to be revealed. Hob- bies are bowling, Jerry, the gong, Jerry, and loafing. Belongs to F.T.A. . . . O.B.D .... O.Y.C .... B.B. . . . l.G.A.R. clubs. Her. biggest thrill was getting married. "Be My Love" and "Because" are her favor- ite songs. "oo-bee-dow" is her fa- vorite quotation. Ambition: To live, love, and be happy with "Jerry." Sondra Sue Heckman . . . This cute gal has brown hair and hazelheyes. She came to Lincoln from Valley. A member of Home- room ll9. Pals with Shirley, Mari- lyn, Nancy, and all the gang. Served on Gym Staff, Sec. of F.T.A .... Greenhorn and Regular Rail. Mr. Sanders is her favorite teacher. Her favorite subject Homeroom. Hobbies are eating, sleeping, Jim, driving, Jim. Belongs to l.G.A.R .... S.S.S.R. . . . J.l.M .... C.P.M .... Tick Tock and Calico. Her biggest thrill will be graduation. Toe dancing is her big talent. Ambition: To always be happy and have many many friends.

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Edward Cunningham . . . Ed hails from Jefferson. A member of homeroom 2l7. Ed has black hair and brown eyes. His favorite subject is history . . . and high on his list of favorite teachers is Miss Holmes. He pals with Terry . . . Roger . . . and Dave. Favorite quo- tation, "Don't di ou." Favorite Q Y song, "Runem Off.' Ed's hobby is raising dogs Ambition: To own a nationally known dog kennel. Myrtle Francis Cutler . . . Mert pals with Mary, Cynthia, Bar- bara, and Beverly. Favorite subject History . . . Favorite teacher Miss Holmes. Mrytle is a member of homeroom 217. She has brown hair and hazel eyes. Mert has been a member of the Junior and Senior Student Councils, Sr. Chorus, and Glee Club. Her talents are playing the piano, writing letters, eating, and loafing. Hobbies are sewing, cooking, and collecting pictures. She belongs to the B.B.S .... O.B.D .... O.Y.C .... B.B. clubs. Her biggest thrill is yet to come. Ambition: To be a success and do some of the things l have wanted to do. Mary Rose Dethrow . . . 5' 2" eyes of blue and blonde hair describes this cute little gal. hails from Howe school and She is a member of homeroom ll9. Toots pals Norma, Nancy, Barbara, and Shirley. She served on office staff four semesters Greenhorn taff . . . s and Sr. Rail staff. She belongs to Y-Teens, Calico, R.A.T.T.C .... and 4-J.O.K.E.R.S. club. Playing the man- dolin is her big talent. Collecting Hank Snow and Hank Williams rec- ords is her hobby. "Walk Lightly" is her favorite song. Favorite quo- tation . . . "Why, surel!" Biggest thrill will be . , . graduation. Ambition: To go to college and be a success. Glenda Jean Dickey . . . "Glen" who has brown hair and hazel eyes came to Lincoln from Mc- Kinley. She is in homeroom ll9. Glen lists her favorite teacher as Mr, Chatman . . . and favorite subject as Study Halli She can be seen with Sal, Dix, Marsh, Fran, Donna, Jan. and Mary. She has served on the office staff. Glenda's talents . . making Sal and Mary miserable, sleeping, eating Pizza with Fran. Her hobby is figuring out SaIly's jokes and then laughing at them. l.O.L.E.M.A.C .... I.F.L.A .,.. and D.O.N. clubs. Biggest thrill is U.S.- A.F. and graduation . . . tat Iostl. Ambition: To win scads of clothes and . . . make good in T.V. with ??? Merilyn R. Dobbins . . . The ability to get along with lrene is Mare's talent. She came to Lin- coln from Park Ave. Mare has clark brown hair and dark brown eyes. She pals with Mary Ellen, Irene, and the rest of the gang. Journalism and History are her favorite subjects, and Miss Holmes and Mr. Sanders are her favorite teachers. Merilyn has served on Jr. Student Council, and participated in a school play, "Death Takes A HoIiday." Her hob- bies are dancing, horseback riding, basketball, slumber parties . . . and one man!! A member of S.T.T.T.H S. . . . N.E.C .... T.F.M.S.L. . . . M.F.P.P. clubs. Ambition: To be a success. Diane Dolly Dressler . . . f Brown hair, blue eyes describes this short and sweet little gal. She came to Lincoln from Saylor . . . Mr. San- ders is her favorite teacher . . . Favorite subjects . . . chorus and journalism. "Dolly'f has served on Student Council, Library Staff and Sextet . . . Was also Usher Chair- man. Friends are Mary Ellen, Meri- Jo, Mary L., Mary A., lrene, Mari- lyn, Shirl, Ruth, Georgia and Paula Diane's hobbies are swimming, bowl- ing, ice skating, and loafing. She belongs to S.T.T.T.H.S .... N.E.C. . . . T.F.M.S.L .... M.F.P.P. and THE BIG TEN. Graduation, bowling 2ll and owning her own-car are her biggest thrills. Ambition: To attend S.LJ.l. and own a car. Shirley Exford . . . Hails from Maple Grove. Homeroom ll9 . . . Professor has blonde hair, hazel eyes . . . Pals with Anita, Jean, Beverly, Barb, Nancy and Mary Lou. Typing and Shorthand are her favor- ite subjects, Miss Moroney her fa- vorite teacher. Shirley's hobbies are sewing, singing, and Crocheting. Tal- ents yet to be discovered. A mem- ber of A.B.S. club. Graduation will be her biggest thrill . . . "Oh My Papa" and "Secret Love" are her favorite songs. Favorite quotation , . . "You can do anything you want to bad enough." Ambition: To be successful in every- thing I attempt. Frances Jean Favaro . . . Big brown eyes and brown hair de- scribes this cute gal. She comes to Lincoln from St. Joseph's. A mem- ber of Homeroom ll9. Fran pals with Donna, Janet, Phyl, Sal, Glen, Marsha and Sandra. Boys . . . eat- ing, sleeping . . . and more boys are her hobbies. Eating Pizza with Glen is her big talent. She belongs to the M.I.J .... L.E.M.A.C .... T.F.M.S.L. clubs. Fran has served on gym staff. Mr. Sanders her fa- vorite teacher. Art her favorite sub- ject. Fran's biggest thrill is yet to come. Ambition: Fly to the moon in Phyl's home made rocket and live on green cheese. Richard Fazio . . . Came to Lincoln from Park Avenue. Hunting, fishing, and eating take up Faz's spare time. His main talent is breaking light bulbs in the hall. Can always be seen with Bill Barrett. Possessor of beautiful brown eyes and dark brown hair. Dick's favor- ite song is "Heart of My Heart." Spanish tops his list of subjects and Mr. Stone is his favorite teacher. One of the members of C.C.C.C. and J.E.R.K.S. Dick claims his biggest thrill was receiving his football mon- ogrom. Ambition: To be a success and have a lot of money. Richard C. J. Felice . . . Dick hails from Howe. A member of Homeroom ll9. Dick has black hair, brown eyes . . . Pals with Jack, Larry, Rich. Mr. Stone is his favor- ite teacher and chemistry his favor- ite subject. Chief Justice of Sr Student Council, Editor of Sr. Rail, and Sports Editor of Greenhorn. He lettered twice in football . . . once in basketball. Receiving the honor of team captain of the 53-54 bask- ketball team was Dick's biggest thrill. Hobbies are sports of all kinds. Be- lOf'1Qs to R.A.G .... N.O.C. clubs. "Heck Yes" is Richard's favorite quotation. fThat's all we ever hear when he is aroundllj Ambition: To be someone!!!



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Lanny Raymond Helton . . . "Curly" hails from Park Avenue and Homeroom ll9. He has brown hair and blue eyes and says Mr. Jackson is his favorite teacher, and book- keeping is his favorite subject. Lanny belongs to D.D.LJ. Jr., F.A.M. and was in Radio. His hobbies include saving sports clippings and bowling. His talents are hidden someplace and his biggest thrill is yet to come. His favorite song is "Because of You" and his favorite quotation is "Don't pay too much for the whis- tle," Lanny can always be seen with Tom, Dick, and Ralph. Ambition: To be successful. Paula Jean Henry . . . "Puny Paula's talents are riding horses standing up and falling out of moving cars. Hobbies are horse- back riding and tennis. She was captain of the tennis team and has one letter, This busy gal has served on Student Council, Regular Rail, and Senior Rail. Biggest thrill . . . Ak-Sar-Ben and a "Gift." "Pinkie" chums with Nancy, Mary, and Diane. Can always be heard saying "That's real Tosci" or "We agree to dis- agree." Favorite songs???? are . . . l8th Variation of Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and "Meditation" from Thais. Ambition: Go to S.U.l., be a success, and own a white Cad. with dark blue cashmere seat covers. Jerry Higgins . . . Faithful member of F.T.W.O.A. Says graduation will top his list of big thrills. Jerry spends his spare time hunting and fishing. He has partici- pated in basketball and baseball . . . thinks everything is "Real cool." . .. J. C.'s talents are singing and danc- ing. Can always be seen with Terry, Ralph, Lanny, Dan, and Frank. Came to Lincoln from Smithland, Iowa . .. Says Mr. Ator is his favorite teacher and woodshop his favorite subject. Jerry has dark brown hair and blue eyes. His favorite song is "Home on the Range" . . in Homeroom ll9. Ambition: To work with the railroad. William Wayne Highland . . . Bill claims his talents are hidden, Has lettered once in swimming. Hob- bies include Barbara, stamp collect- ing, swimming and . . . Barbara. Pals around with Andy Kelly, Marty McCarthy, Jim Kautzky. Usual com- ment is "Down Boy." Along the line of 'music Bill likes "P. S. l Love You" and "You, You, You." Claims his biggest thrill was his first date with Barbara lquite a gallll Belongs to K.A.B,B .... I.0.0.F .... U.S.N.R. Thinks journalism and Mr. Sanders are tops Ambition: To provide Barbara with a happy home and family, and to be a success in life Clifford Dean Holt . . . Dean hails from Farnhamville. Can be seen with Carter, Marshall, and Beef. Says Mr. Besley is his favor- ite teacher lclose friends???i Claims journalism is his favorite subject. Says he has no talents . . . as yet. Hobbies are hunting and fishing. "Bimbo" heads his list of favorite songs. Dean's biggest thrill was cruising down the Des Moines river with John, Ron, and Gordon. This guy has black hair and blue eyes. Ambition: To be a success. Mary Ellen Jennings . . . Mary has served as president of Library Staff, Leaders Club, was in the Student Council, Bond, and Reg- ular and Senior Rail Staffs, Another faithful member of S.T.T.T.H.S .... N.E.C .... T.F,M.S.L. and M,F.P.P. Hobbies are sports, horse back rid- ing, eating, and sleeping. Mary El- len has earned three letters in ten- nis, and her talents inclued the abil- ity to have fun, driving the Ford and unusual ability to chisel unknown victims l???i Won fifth place in the Los Angeles Road-Day-O-Driving con- test. Graduation will be her big thrill. Can be seen with the big ten. Ambition: Get a good job, be a suc- cess and make my first million . . . get a car, Margaret Jo Ann Jensen . . . This gal with blonde hair and blue eyes came to us from St. Johns. Can be seen always with Sal, Moe, Mick, Shirl, Sandy, Donnie, and Nan- cy. Talents are talking and stay- ing awake at slumber parties. Mag belongs to C.P.M .... C.P.W .... Tick Tock . . . and Calico. Likes all kinds of music. Hobbies include Jerry, bowling, eating, sleeping, go- ing places with the girls, dancing, and watching sports. Del.eony's big- gest thrill was receiving a certain ring. On Student Council, Green- horn, Regular Rail, and Art staffs. On Informal Committee. Ambition: Help make all my special people happy. Irene Johnson . . . "Holy Cow" is "Red's" favorite com- ment . . . and getting along with Merilyn is listed among her many talents. Irene was in two school plays . . . "Harvey" and "Snafu." Pals around with "The Big Ten." Johnny's hobbies are roller skating . . . Dick . . . dancing . . . Dick . . . and slumber parties . . . and Dick. She is a member of S.T.T.T.- H.S .... N.E.C .... T.F.M.S.L. . . . M.F.P.P. and her biggest thrill was receiving her diamond ring from Dick . . . and graduation. Ambition: To get married and keep in touch with the S.T.T.T.H.S. Lloyd A. Joss, Jr .... Brown hair and blue eyes describes Lloyd who came to Lincoln from Maple Grove. Can always be seen with Jim Kissel, Terry Richardson and Don Doane. Faithful member of V.l.D.E.O. Has lettered twice in golf. Gauze rates Mr. Jackson as his favorite teacher and mechanical drawing as his favorite subject. Can often be heard saying . . . "You're not my Mama, you can't tell me what to do." "Secret Love" tops Lloyd's list of top tunes. Claims his biggest thrill is yet to come. Ambition: To go to Wisconsin. Lauana Kaili . . . Lauana Lilliokalanie Rozena Lillian Ann Kaili . . , lWhat a name!!!!J Hails from McKinley and her hobbies are playing western records, Jim, sleeping, Jim- . . . and collecting pictures of Jim. Dewey belongs to the Teen Club, Gay Teen Club, and J.C.L.C. Lauana's talents are danc- ing and drawing. Pals around with Bubbles and Liz. Lauana's favorite song is "The Heartbreaking Waltz." Says graduation and going to Omaha are biggest thrills . . . lWhat's in Omaha????J Lauana has black hair and 'brown eyes and says Miss Scan- lan is her favorite teacher and art her favorite subject. Ambition: To marry a certain Fly- boy.

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