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Because of your deep concern and regard for the welfare of
our class; the keen interest you have displayed in the produc-
tion of our yearbook;the indispensable contribution you have
made towards its accomplishment; and the devotion and con-
fidence you have placed in its staff,we,the Class of '55, grate-
fully dedicate to you our APEX.
S I / ... Dorothy Peat
Terry Butler Edgar Hawkins
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Maurice Mc Lean
Mrs. Eunice Johnson
Mrs. Mildred Bolt
Mrs. Violet Chilcott
Rainbow City Occupational High School
Oh! Alma Mater, who would dare
Believe I'd leave thy loving care
Some day? Or tentacles of time
Would snatch me from thy world
Thy world which is my paradise;
Where- oft unselfish sacrifice
Of thy diciples, true and kind,
Deth ope mine eyes so blind.
Ohl.Why couldn't I remain with
Just clinging indefinitely,
And every day procrastinate
My share of wrath from fate?
How shall it hurt when I recall
Thy busy,buzzing study hall;
And in thy rooms where know-
To equal every tree that grows.
Uponmypassagethrough thy walls
I often thought, "So what's it all?"
" 'Tis years bef ore I'll graduate!'
I underestimated fate!
For as you-see, the time is nigh
That I must leave. I shall not cry,
For thou hast taught me that I can
Stand up and face the world a
Class of '55
Senior Cl/aSS OAfficer,
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Is thl tailor,
'I t h *e, 0 Joke,
q uite ,, oo lo1i
Bricnfo is so quiet; it seems
fie doesn't want you to invade his
Don't ever tempt Oswald, no one can;
He's the perfect example of a gentleman.
Bernice is always provoking laughter,
And then apologizing to her victims after.
A chat now and then doesn't hurt her
For she loves conversation, but knows
when to stop it.
Although Montes might be just in the
Whenever he speaks, you must say,
Quaint "Nellie," thle girl with the fasci-
lResmuibles a maid from the Isle of .Japan.
Sylvia doesn't walk, she glides;
Her hands don't ever touch her sides.
Cecil will be successful if he'll try
To stop giving every girl he sees the "EYE"
"Nico" is often so undisturbed
There's hardly a thing that can make him
Myrna Davis ft
Our Myrna., who is sweet and plump,
(':In pull you outt of the deepest slump.
YoIIu can ilwnvy.pot "Gwvenni'p" with her
Her peppish clothes, and those stylish
Henry Gamrnes *
ht'hre's not a student assistant that's n8e
As that ehlierful lad we know as" PIa'iichy."
w Selwyn Lawrence
"Coco" is a fine tailor indeed;
If he keeps up his trade, he'll never he in
Pauline has a sense of responsibility.
Arnd doesn't care much for frivolity.
Lloydie" is the riding boy;
The cycle is surely his favorite toy. J
Noel Baptist ,
Tailoring M ''/,
"No-No" is the scliol's COBRA MAN, '.,
Who thinks lIe sings better than anyone ,
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C=2 Ruth Redman
Anita's as calm as anyone can be,
But when angered an explosive as T.N.T.
Her greatest delight is to sit and chat "t
On any topic from a pin to a hat.
g ~Oliver Clarke
To hear "Cowly" speak you'd certainly
He'd be abhle to lick just any old bear.
Tall and lanky "Charlie" White
Likes anything that's large and bright.
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Clemient is serious ill the while;
Ilo'd look so imuci hotter if he'd only
Injecting humor requires wit;
And "Horby"---Oh, he's full of it.!
cW Alethia Dudley
S"Alethin fills the air with the swetest of
Which nakeyou tingle deep down in your
Icilda is often so quiet and reserved,
Her strong inclinations can seldom be
^ : :"~ Cuthbert Jones
:" I Ion't Iet 3'' Bill" fool you because e''s a Boy
ift'y vo gt in hiis way, he'll toss you about.
Ringer is the so-called "he-man"' of the
1 ie likes to be a hit with every Imas.
=Lpj Carlos Burke
Tall and lanky is Carlos Burke,
Who's always willing to help you work.
"Freckles" is our athletic star;
She's one of our friendliest girls by far.
=zai Ethlyn Haynes
4 Home Economics
With "Mischief" as a rndile name,
Slie's certainly sprightly .r a little (dame.
Edward Mannings ,
"P'apito" will join uip with any ensemble
As long as lie gets a chance to blow his
cza Earl Russell
"Roscoe" is a serious guy;
Very studious, but much too shy.
Teotista Perea -
"Betty" or "Tootsie" is cute and petite;
Always smiling and oh-so neat!
Studious one moment, clownish the next;
Analyzing his elharacter leaves one quite
Selwyn Brown V t
Misc'ivs Selvwyn with that gleam in
Will keep everyone 'round hiln just heav-
i ig dehep sigls.
'gm Claudette Perch
Claudia is small, pert, unaffected, and airy;
keminds one of "Mary, Mary, quite con-
Muriel Tugwell V'
Muriel is a very conscientious worker,
Quiet, unassuming; there is no one else
K Reuben Ellis
W( uben is that jovial'guy with the bopss."
Ile's the only one who thinks that lie's
Ralph Roper t
Ralph, the joker of the woodshop,
Will''jive"a guy and never stop.
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Handsome Bob is tall and sturdy,
Very friendly, but oh, so wordy.
Lainnie" is a whiz at body and fender;
Not a car comes in that he cannot mend
l Alicia Forde
\Wihen "Lec c y" cuts out in the latest in
She'll undoubtedly trap you with her
Cynthia Savage, so shy and demure,
Can prepare tasty dishes for the best
"Gallo",seems to like basketball;
Has saved his team from many a
Arthur loves to pose with that ClarkG able
With thie hliope that some girl will give
him a glance.
1W Albert Barton
Albert is delrinitely crazy,
But it can ne'er be said that he's lazy.
Edwin Kelly g '
"Chise" isn't interested in anything
lIe's somewhat naive,but still quite jovial.
cgg" Cynthia Innis
0*A Home Economics
"Little Bit" is the classroom "Tot";
In any sentence she'd be the dot.
Home Economics W'
Yvonne appears to be very pensive,
But when spoken to, is quite responsive.
=a, Emanuel Landers
If you have anything to be razzed about,
Landers will prey upon you without any
Earl Whittaker *g-
Earl will be a fine printer someday,
For he likes to work and doesn't have time
1 Wilton Rennie
Wilton the "bug" with his easy-like walk
Captures the girls with his witty hep-talk.
Sl - Julian Layne
SThere's not a boy who is friendlier than
fSThis half-pint lad name Ju-li-an.
=%o Catherine Jones
j"In spite of the teasings and that awful
: "Puss" will still smile for she's certainly
'"-B We've called her Janet throughout her
l But Jean is the name that she says she
VA Ramon Alston
Ramion is one who'll never yield
To the other teams on that baseball field.
'* Chat lea is a wizard with such slenderhands;
It jlie certainly needs no magic wands.
I Lennon Ashley
Lennon will razz you with all you can take;
I is pride is in keeping his victims awake.
Malthos Dutton w
When Malthos sits behind you, there's
never a sound;
To be certain that he is there, you must
j Marion Duncan
"Mira" is quite demure and proper;
[f she's set on a thing, nothing can stop
Alice Thompson S c*
Alice, whlio seems so unpredictable
is nevertheless quite amiable.
'-9 McVin Gibbs
When McVin gives you that piercing glance,
He's only wishingyou'd give himachance.
Innis will benefit by the course he'staking,
For he's developed fine skill in cabinet-
cqa Alphonso Barnett
Fonsito" is a very suave lad.
Who is often seen showing ofi the latest
A uto Mechanics
You always have to make way for"Herby,"
Who's often going no place in a hurry.
g Lorraine Gittens
"Tiny" is certainly a fitting name;
Ever since sixth grade her size is the same.
In spite of her sensitivity and delicatepride,
Lorna can fit in on any good side.
It (';m never be said of "Fraction" that
Cause lie's always picking on a bigger fel-
Edward McDonald g
To deal the last blow is a pleasure to "Mac,'"
This slick young chap who likes to talk
Malcolmh is tihe classroom critic.
'Youi usmutally have to) get his verdict.
Gloria Mayers z
She's always at home in any crowd
To help give jokes and laugh aloud.
\Wimo can give jokes like Daisy Miller
In any crowd she's a real thriller! !
Jean Welch l
To dress with precision, have everything
Is graceful Jean Welch's major de-light.
arlito" our handsome preach(er to be;
ere's no one so dignified as lie.
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Herbert and Catherine
Most Studious Catherine, a girl so full of dig-
Most Studious nity,
Her pleasantness is such a
To her I wish a life of success,
And may God shower her with
Herbert R. Brathwaite.
Muir, Gloria---------------.... --.------I don't care.
McDonald, Edward --.------.----.. I'm neutral.
Perch, Claudette--.--------...-------- Little things mean a lot to me.
Perea, Teotista -------- -----------Is what happen to you, huh?
Quinlan, Cecil ------------------- -I, other words...
Ranger, Rudolph.------.--------... Huyu yuey.
Redman, Ruth--------------------. I don't know.
Raymond, Jeremiah ------------.. You're joking.
Rennie. Wilton ----------------...- Studying high for a buck.
Raper, Ralph-------------- .-------- Qae pa,6, mein?
Russell, Earl---------------.----.--. Well, you know how it is.
Savage, Cynthia---..-..------.... Believe it or not.
Sewell, George-----..-------- -------iNo se vaya!
Sparks, Daisy----. --.--....---.But is how...
Spence, Yvonne-----------------.--You're telling me.
Thomas, Janet ..------- -------- -Hiya, kid, what's up?
Thomas, Gloria --------------------- Mind you get hurt.
Thompson, Alice----------------- --.-It dce.n't move me.
Tugwell, Muriel -.----- --------- Well, I tell you...
Walker, Oswald--------------------- Como va eso?
Wade, Arthur----------.----------.- ITremendo, muchachal
Welch, Jean ---------------- If you say so.
Whittaker, Earl---------------------Con calma.
William, Icilda-------------------- That's alll
William, Lorna ----------..---.------Take a child's place.
White, Charles-------------------What happen?
THE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
The Student Association, which is the nucleus of all extra curricular activities at
Rainbow High, was organized in August, 1949. From then until September, 1954, it was
guided by Mrs. Lucille Williams. After Mrs. Williams left for the United States, Mr.
Terry Butler assumed the responsibility of continuing the work of the organization.
For the first time since its inception, the students of the junior high school were
admitted as members of the S. A. with Mr. DuBois Andrews as co-sponsor.
The governing board of the S. A. included Rudolph Ranger, president; William
Frederick. vice-president; Catherine Jones, secretary; 'Patrick Quinlan, assistant secretary;
and Jerry Raymond, treasurer-
Our Biology Club which has been functioning since August, 1950, attracts many
of the students at Rainbow High. For those persons interested in science, the club offers
the opportunity to increase their knowledge of scientific facts and to exercise their skill
in dealing with scientific problems.
The sponsor is Mr. Alfonso Greaves, who guides the group with the help of Herbert
Brathwaite, president; Albert Roach, vice-president; June King, secretary; Ashton Wilson,
treasurer; Guy Scarlett, reporter; and Lucille Alphonse, librarian.
THE DRAMATIC CLUB
In 1952 a Dramatic Club was initiated for the first time in the Rainbow City
School. Under the guidance of the sponsor, Mr. Horace Parker, the club has
p)resented four short plays-SIXTEEN, THE THIRD PLATE, MAN TRAP
for MOTHER, and THE RIGHT ANSWER. All of them were enthusiastical-
ly received by the audience.
In addition, the club has promoted other activities such as elocution and
story-writing contests, a radio play, and excursions.
Mr. Parker is assisted by Herbert Graham, president; Herbert Brathwaite,
vice-president; Rudolph Ranger, secretary; Annetta Josephs, assistant secre-
tary; and Norma Spence, treasurer.
The High School Chorus and the High School Band contribute a great deal to
the school spirit at Rainbow High.
SMr. Prescott, the director of both departments, works tirelessly to have them
produce the best. There are eighteen members in the band and seventy-two in the
On December 18, 1954, both groups presented a grand Christmas Pageant which
evoked many favorable comments.
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SQUARE DANCE CLUB
The Square Dance Club is still one of the most popular clubs in our school. The wholesome
recreation which it provides for our students cannot be underestimated.
Mrs. Violet Chilcott has the earnest corporation of Euclid Jordan, president; Sylvia
Johnson, secretary; Patrick Quinlan, business manager; and Alice Thompson, chairlady.
R AINBOW CI"
0 C C U PAT I 0 N A L
This club was organized primarily tu encourage our students to speak the Spanish lan-
guage with greater facility.
Every year the members of Club Cervantes present colorful programs during the patriot-
ic holidays. The club also sponsors excursions to interior towns and places of interest in Pa-
nama City to acqutaint the students with the culture of their country.
The patriotic program which was held last November 2 in observance of the fifty-first
anniversary of Panama's independence drew resounding applause from both junior and se-
nior high assemblies.
Club Cervantes is now directed by Mrs. Maria A. Reid who replaced Mrs. Lucille Wil-
liams on September 1, 1954.
The officers for this year were Herbert Brathwaite, president; Carlos Malcolm. vice-pre-
sident; Annetta Josephs, secretary; Herbert Graham, corresponding secretary; and Janet
HlH^B^HTOGRAPHY CLUB H llfl
Since its organization in 1948 the Photography Club of Rainbow High has
produced many amateur photographers who have continued to pursue their
hobby even after graduation.
Each year the members of the club contribute muchof the photographic work
which appears in the high school yearbook. Some of the work in our 1955 Apex
Was done by Rudolph Ranger.
The officers for the 1954- 1955 school year were Basil Thomas, president;
Lloyd Williams, secretary; Reuben Ellis, assistant secretary; and Rudolph
Ranger, technical adviser.
Mr. Cleveland Ennis has been the sponsor since 1948.
- Office Practice
Our printers are busy setting type.
Body and fender boys give a car the finishing touches.
Mr. McLean looks on as bis "men"pull a car apart.
The Parrot comes off the press.
The September, 1954, issue of our organ -THE PARROT marked an extraordinary turn in
the progress of our paper. For the first time since its advent in 1949, it appeared as a printed
paper instead of the usual mimeographed edition. Muoh of the credit for the new look of our
PARROT is due Mr. Arcelio Hudson, our printing instructor.
The editor is Carlos Malcolm, who tries to get out our paper on time with the help of the re-
porting staff Euclid Jordan, Wilma Blackmail, Sylvia Evering, Carol Herbert, Sylvia Manuel,
GeorgeRedman, Linda Newland, Ashton Wilson, and June King.
In view of the number of ads which our paper now carries, Robert Allen was appointed busi-
Printing is done by students George Hall, Wilton Rennie, Cecil Quinlan, Jos6 Bravo, Henry
Wedderb urn, Earl Whittaker, Alphonso, C. Barnett.Felix Modestin, Selwyn Brown, Hilton
Brathwaite, Reuben N. Ellis, Jr., and MyrnaM. Davis.
Miss Sylvia McDonald serves as adviser.
Alethia Dudley Catherine Jones
Robert Allen Herbert Brathwalte
Lorna Williams Teotisra Perea
Cecil Quinlan Jerry Raymond
Herbert Graham Carlos Burke
George Sewell Henry Gamrnes
Sylvia Johnson Sylvia Manuel
Rudolph Ranger, Pliologrisphar
Editor: Carlos Malcolm
Sponsor: Sylvia V. Mc Donald
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Last ll and jesameni "
Phil Archibold willingly leaves his dignity to James Smythe.
Herbert Graham generously wills his diligence to William Frederick.
Herbert Brathwaite graciously leaves his scholarship to Sylvia Johnson.
Robert Allen wills his physical science notebook to Basil Thomas.
Carlos Malcolm bequeaths his pronunciation of the English language to Norma
Clemenet Coward leaves his pensive attitude to Alvin Leonard.
Rudolph Ranger willingly leaves his tennis ability to Euclid Jordan.
Charles White bequeaths his swimming ability to Robert Trottman.
Oscar Harrison wills his loud-colored lumberjack to Morris Hall.
Jerrv Raymond generously leaves his neatness in dressing to Irwin Mignott.
Victor Canate wills his basketball ability to Oliver Grenlon.
Earl Bennett willingly leaves his way with the girls to anybody in the eleventh
Carlos Burke bequeaths his height to Felix Modestin,
Oswald Walker wills his gold teeth to Eric McDonald.
Nicholas Cameron leaves his musical touch to Algon Perch.
Arthur Wade wills his "Alan Ladd",, smile to Eddie Clarke.
Noel Baptist bequeaths his cap-making ability to Llewelyn Novers.
Albert Barton leaves his Track & Field ability to Eugene Low#.
Julian Layne willingly leaves his soccer ability to Joe Spalding.
Edwin Kelly wills his gold teeth to Tracy Davis.
Ralph Morrison passes over his working ability to Antonio Foster.
Edward Manning wills his pitching ability to Christopher Robinson.
Cuthbert Jones generously leaves his fatness to Aleck Heron.
Joseph Innis passes over his good workmanship in the woodshop to Robert Dun
Ernesto Montez leaves his quietness to Lerov Walker.
Oliver Clarke wills his ability to match color in clothing to Lloyd Williams.
George Sewell willingly leaves his athletic ability to Patric Quinlai.
Edward McDonald generously leaves his dancing ability to Sterry Ashley.
Briseflo Manuel wills his mechanical ability to Edwith Davis.
Lansen Brown bequeaths his bankbook to Wilbur Palmer.
Arthur Dawkins wills his mechanical ability to Allan Melbourne.
Emanuel Landers generously leaves his table tennis ability to Clifford Landers.
Lloyd Ashby leaves his dungarees to Arthur Green.
Ranion Alston wills his ability to play golf to Gene Crrssdale.
Henry Games sadly leaves his mechanical ability to Calvin McFarlane.
Selwyn Lawrence graciously wills his tailoring ability to Arnold Baptist.
Leroy Gibbs leaves his rhythm making to George Anderson.
Charles Blackman wills his physique to Samuel Farquhar.
Selwvn Brown bequeaths his wisecracking to Robert Dun Moodie.
Maltos Duttofl leaves his bathing trunks to Leon William.
Earl Whittaker passes over his printing ability to Hilton Brathwaite.
Cecil Quinlan wills his ability to be a good librarian to Norma Durant.
Reuben Ellis willingly leaves his clean white shoes to Thomas Vasquez,
Alphonso Bamett passes over his friendliness to Carloo Cameron.
Wilton Rennie generously wills his saxophone ability to Albert Lowe.
Lennon Ashley wills his driving ability to Arthur Dale.
Gloria Mayers wills her quiet attitude to Roselyn Kellman.
Sylvia Johnson hopefully wills her writing ability to Caroline Clarke.
Sylvia Manuel bequeaths her cooperative attitude to Annetta Josephs.
Lorna Williams leaves her typing skill to Patricia White.
TeOtista Perea heartily leaves her winsome smile to Linda Legister.
Claudette Perch wills with all regrets her golden earrings to Lucille Alphonse.
Alicia Ford graciously bequeaths her neatness to Florence Ellis
Alethia Dudley willingly leaves her melodious voice to Joyce Gale.
Cynthia Innis bequeaths her pint size body to Norma Laing.
Alice Thompson wills the rhythm in her shoulders to Lola Bryan.
Vilma Watson leaves her attendance record to Janet Mc Lean.
Catherine Jones wills her knowledge to all coming seniors.
Ruth Redman wills her dreamy looks to Iniez Mc Lead.
Pauline Laifg just leaves.
Janet Thomas leaves her ladylike attitude to'all coming seniors.
Icilda Williams sadly leaves her ability to sing to Brunilda Dogu6.
Myrna Davis wills her friendliness to Gloria Forde.
Lorraine Gittens willingly leaves her "chencha" walk to Joyce Rodney
Jean Welch wills her graceful walk to Beatrice Brown.
Daisy Sparks bequeaths her finger nails to Glenda Guerrero.
Gloria Muir leaves her typewriter to Carnetta Knight.
Nellita Bent wills all her laughs to Bernice Hudson.
Ethlyn Haynes unwillingly leaves her troublesome attitude to Norma McDonald.
Yvonne Spence leaves with pride her sewing ability to Florence Fa ,nas.
Gloria Holder willingly leaves her Spanish book to Marva Craig.
Sylvia Gyles bequeaths her athletic ability to Constance Warner.
Marion Duncan hopefully leaves her seriousness to Irene Weir.
Bernice Burnham wills her personality to Thelma McCourty.
Muriel Tugwell wils her civics notebook to anyone in the eleventh graie.
Gwendolyn Forde generously wills her glamorous hairdos to Edna Knight.
Cynthia Savage wills her punctuality to Barbara Clarke.
u boys mix cement to get started.
Mr. Roland supervises cement
for gym storehouse. -
The storehouse goes up!
Our Favorite Sayings
Allen, Robert-------------------IPela el ojo!
Alston, Ramon--..---------------- I am slow, but sure.
Archibold, Phil---------...... --------God bless you.
Ashby, Lloyd ------------------ You know how it is.
Ashley, Bernice------------------ Play it cool.
Ashley, Lennon----------------- Steady, Eddy.
Bapti4e, Noel------.------------. Never happens.
Barnett, Alphonso-----..---------- C6gelo suave.
Barton, Albert-----.---..---.------- Aqnfi voy montando 'mein.'
Bennett, Earl--..-----.---------. You serious, or you joking?
Bent, Nellita-.- ------------------.What happen, Busky!
Blackman, Charles --------...------- Ay! chi-wa-wa.
Brathwaite, Herbert --------..-------- It doesn't impress me.
Brown, Lansen-----------.------- It happened like this...
Brown, Selwyn------------------- Anything for a honest buck.
Burke, Carlos -------------------- Bueno pues, y c6mo fu6?
Cameron, Nicholas._ ---------Ehl Bevol
Cafiate, Victor----------- --..------ Eh! Andre, me dijiste.
Clarke Oliver, -----..-------------- Don't mess it up!
Coward, Clement------------------ Y qu6 paso, loco?
Davis, Myrna-----------------------Little axe cuts big trees.
Dawkins, Arthur------ ------.----- Look outl
Dudley. Alethia.----.--- .--------- INo me digasl
Duncan, Marion------------------- But you know how it is.
Dutton, Malthos------------------ .Y c6mo fu6, pues?
Ellis, Reuben--.--. -.------ Play it up big.
Ferde, Alicia---------------------Listen, Frenitol
Forde, Gwendolyn ---.---------- -Easy there.
Games, Henry -------------------- Siempre alerto,
Gibbs, McVinn ------------------. That's what you believe.
Gittens, Lorraine ------------------ Ti sabes c6mo.
Graham, Herbert----------------- Live and learn.
Gyles, Sylvia--------------------- Hil baby.
Harrison, Oscar--------.----------- Cool, hermano, cool.
Haynes, Ethlyn--------..--------- Cave men and cave women!
Innis, Cynthia-------------------- It doesn't matter.
Johnson, Sylvia---------.--.-- ----. But I'm telling you, man.
Jones, Catherine ----------------- Shaddup, will you!
InMis, Josephs .- - -----. ---- Let's hurry, it's getting late.
Kelly, Edwin ---.-- ------- .C6mo va eso?
Jones, Cuthbert------ ------- ----Hold your dog.
Laing, Pauline-------- ------------But look at you.
Landers, Emanuel.-------------- Don't be a fool, play it cool.
Lawrance, Selwyn------------- Buena, 6sa.
Layne, Julian---------------- ----Don't be a joker.
Malcolm, Carlos------------------ Yes, but on the other hand.
Manning, Edward------------- There it is!
Manuel, Bricefio-..-.-------------- No play, no play.
Manuel, Sylvia.------------------ I understand.
Montes, Ernest --.------------- -Carry on.
Mayors, Gloria------------------ Listen, no.
Colon, Republic of Panama
April 15, 1970
Miss Sylvia McDonald
1640 Forest Avenue
Dear Miss McDonald:
Through one of our prominent newspapers El Panamefo, of which Jerry
Raymond is editor, we read that your sixth book in a series of Spanish
grammar has been highly acclaimed. We wish to extend our sinceyest con-
gratulations to you, one of our former teachers.
Professor Herbert Graham, language professor at the National Univer-
sity has recommended your texts to his students. Working at the same
university are Yvonne Spence, Catherine Jones, and Cecil Quinlan in the
language and science departments.
Speaking of the university, there is a new one under construction
close to the Panama Highway. This beautiful building is the inspiration
of the well-known architect Edward McDonald. %e got a glimpse of it while
returning from a major league basketball game in Panama City where we saw
Victor Caffate, Carlos Burke, McVinn Gibbs,and Edward Manning in action
lhich reminds us, George Sewell is on the Panamanian Olympic Basketball
Team now in Switzerland and Ailbert Barton and Julian Layne on the soccer
After leaving the site of the university, we stopped at a new town
called Monte Real to have a cup of coffee and a sandwich at Daisy Millerxs
Cafeteria. Before leaving the cafeteria that evening we learned from
Daisy that Gloria Holder, Noel Baptiste, Ernesto :'ontez and Cynthia Innis
(now married to Nicholas Cameron) are residing in their own homes in the
new townsite. Cynthia's brother, Joseph Innis, is now employed as a cabi-
net maker at Charles Blackman's Furniture Store, 7-dth Oliver Clarke,
furniture designer, and Claudette Perch, secretary.
As night descended, we began to drive rapidly towards Colon. After
fifteen minutes we noticed that a motorcycle was trailing us, Surely we
had unknowingly violated some traffic regulation. The tension was cased
only when Sergeant Earl Bennet appeared in police uniform. Anyhow, he
told us that our tail li'rht was out and at the same time took the oppor-
tunity to invite us to a birthday party he was holding for his wife,
Sylvia Gyles, that very evening. The invitation was accepted.
About ton miles from Colon we stopped for gas at Becky's Service
Station and were attended by the proprietor Emanuol Landers. We were
discussing old times when the conversation was cut short by the tooting
of a horn. It was a cab from Lennon Ashley's Taxi Company.
We entered Colon at about fifteen minutes of seven. The town was
gayly decorated with many bright-colored lights, the sign of the CRBN
Television Studio being one of the most conspicuous. ie assume yo:. have
heard of this television studio owned by Clement COward and Wilton FTe:--i,.
This month the studio will be presenting a new one-hour show, a I '.3 o2
dramatic plays written by Lorna Williams, now a successful playwrirt
This show will run for approximately sixteen weeks. Some of the uR&.b'rT
of the cast are Sylvia Johnson, Bernice Burnham, Lorraine Gittens ar-
Arthur 7Tade, The dramatic director of these plays will be Cuthber': "I3.!T.
Jones and the musical director, Carlos %alcolm, also director of, tLe
Orquesta Filarmonico de Panama.
Oh, yes, wie were on our way to our respective homes to get prepared
for Sylvia's party. As we were nearing Eleventh Street, we heard a
familiar whistle. As we expected, it was Lloyd Ashbyb Lloyd is foreman
at Arthur Dawkin's mechanic shop. He told us to tune in on the radio to
listen to the fi-ht between Ralph "The Terrible" Roper and Argentina's
middleweight champion. When we tuned in iri hoard, "...6s..7...8....9
...,you're out." Ralph had won. The radio station switched to its regu-
lar schedule. Disk jockey Earl Russell was now on the air with his pro-
While a new recording of Selwyn Brown and his orchestra was playing
(Selwyn's brother,Lansen Brown,is a captain in the U.S. Air Force), we
saw Jean Welch, Alicia Forde, and Nelita Bent returning from their woik
as models at the Crossdale Fashion Store where Henry Garnmes is business
manager, and Oswald -alker, Marion Duncan, and vwendolyn Forde, dress
We finally separated to get ready for the party.
At about quarter of ten the party was prc:ressing nicely. It was
about this very same time that Charlcs `ihite, Brisefio Manuel and Oscar
Garrison (coach of a local baseball team) entered. "Hollo folks,s
they greeted. Charles, whose hobby is collecting records, announced tbat
he had brought some of Alethia Dudley's latest hits,. Reuben Ellis was
particularly pleased to hear this as he was her agent, anc he requested
that they be played immediiet.-ly. After those records, we found Selwyn
Lawrence and Ruth Redman dancing to the beat of a latin number. They are
now a successful team at Alphonsc. Barnett's Club Nocturne. Earl "Ihittakw
and I-uriel Tugwoll, band leader and hostess at the club, were talking to
Edwin Kelly, reporter of The Ton,-ue.
"Say' They are wonderful," was Earl's comment.
"No wonder the show is so lucrative," came from Yuriel's pleasant voice.
"It must be," said Edwin, "especially since I gave the show a write-up
in my column."
"Of course, much of the credit goes to Mfalthos Dutton who manages the
show," came from blues singer Alice Thompsnn.
Over in one corner of the hall, Ramon Alston was attentively M3ftes-
ing to a major league baseball game between the New York Giants and the
Philadelphia Phillies. He played major league ball for five years and
now has settled dcmn as a baseball sccut for the Now York Giants. Stocky
Myrna Davis, now taking post graduate work, went over to ask him to join
We were conversing with Icilda ;iilliams, choir leader at the Adveto-
ist Church, when Sylvia Gyles, the hostess, interrupted with, "Having a
"Couldn't be finer," replied Icilda.
"Rudy, how is your photo studio coming along, and how are the girls?"
"Fine, fine, business is good and the girls are doing swell. Teotista
Perea is the best secretary I ever had and Janet Thomas is doing excel-
lent work as my assistant."
"And you, Berty, I understand Sylvia l.anuel is working as head nurse at
"A doctor couldn't ask for a more efficient head nurse than Sylvia."
"Is Robert Allen still doing business with you?"
"Yes, I still send my patients to him to have prescriptions filled. go
certainly is an excellent pharmacist."
"Well, it surely is good to know that you two and many of my friends
here tonight are doing well."
4s it was getting late, several guests began to say good-night.
Gloria 1'ayers and Ethlyn Haynes, both housewives, were bidding their
hosts goodbye when Gloria 'ruir, home economics teacher, gestured to them
to wait for her. In practically no time, everyone had departed.
Well, Miss IfcDonalcl, since this letter is getting quite lengthy, and
we have told you so much, we are bidding .adieu for now. But before we do
so, let us remind you that we consider you one of our most beloved
teachers. Good Luck!
EMK Iphr Ranger
Herbert R. Brathwaite
iPhil Archibold, now'a minister
and traveling evangelist, asked
us to convey his regards to you*
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