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  • Central High School
    Principal: Jon Flynn
    1120 Main Street
    Davenport, Iowa 52803
    Phone: (563) 723-5400
    Fax: (563) 445-5952

  • 1994-95 Induction Poem

    The Power of Incandescence

    For Lilah Mergy Bell, Malvin L. Hansen, Robert B. Lapham and Gifford M. Mast

    As if asking the basic questions

    weren’t enough, you invited

    the harder ones inventors

    spend years answering, the ones that burn

    the spirit, the ones spreading light and transmitting signals

    of service. Like the Lady with the Lamp,

    you inspired more health care, nursing

    at the community’s bedside of body

    and soul, always serving others

    as “Outstanding Iowan”

    and “Most Admired Woman,” two titles

    registering high on humanity’s healthy

    heart machine. When you turned on the radio

    and television, you broadcast

    market prices, soil conservation, and futures,

    everything to feed a nation. Then,

    like turning on a three-way switch,

    you brightened continents

    of experience for companies

    of travelers. Your devotion powered

    a quiet warrior into action like duty

    called to serve and win. When General MacArthur

    awarded you the Distinguished Service Cross

    for guerrilla tactics in the Philippines,

    he knew your soldier’s force. Shaking hands

    with Thomas Alva Edison sparked

    the work of science to illuminate

    fields of design, those

    timing devices, traffic controls,

    and new learning systems making

    friends of safety and knowledge.

    Your collective hands raised a power

    station of patients designed

    to brighten the needs of our lives.