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MYRTLE LINDERSMITH, '12 Editor-in-Chief
ARTHUR HOWARD, '13 Business Manager
T~ILLIAMJ FRASER, '14 Circulation Mgr.
RUSSELL BARBER, '14 Circulation Mgr., Ancon

The Fruits of Labor

The Canal Zone High School in this third year of
Iits consolidation has begun to reap the harvest of
much sowing in the way of developing the course of
study, making students and classes regular in their
work and establishing the standard of scholarship
that can be attained by American boys and girls in
,the tropics. In part these results have come with
the settled feeling we all have any more. Two
years ago during the school year the big change was
'made whereby consolidation resulted. Last year
'we began the first semester in a new building, with
a new faculty and under new conditions. But this
year we slid into our work as naturally as our feet
-enter old and comfortable shoes.
Only one change disturbed our routine at the
beginning of this year and that was the- absence of
.the shuttle train service between Colon and Gatun.
'Without this service it has been necessary for the
,Cristobal students to come to Gatun on the train
,due at 11 A. M. and to return on the 3:30 train.
.Since the regular high school hours are from 1 p.
m. till 4:30 p. m.,.this has made necessary much
individual work for the Cristobal folk.
Aside from this, the revolution of things in
the high school has become past history and this
year we are settled down. with the same principal,
same faculty, well worked out course of study, and
satisfactory building -all of which enables us to
produce at our knowledge factory the same brand of
product as it turned out by the best in the States.
,Beginning last year we set a high standard by


turning out two graduates of whom the school has
reason to be proud. This year we increase the
output to five.

The High School in 1911 -'12.

The enrollment in the high school at Gatun this
year has reached 56 while the Freshman-Sopho-
more section at Ancon has recorded 19 students,
making a total in the Canal one High School of 75.
This is 14 more students than were enrolled last
year despite the fact that the canal work is draw-
ing toward a close and a number of people whose
children were in the high school, have returned to
the States. School spirit remains at its usual high
pitch and the school paper, pins, athletics and en-
tertainments come in for their customary share of
attention. The Ancon folks deserve congratulation
for the spirit they have displayed toward compiling
this issue of the Zonian.
There is enthusiasm over the prospects of a trio
to Fort Lorenzo which has become an annual affair
with the high school. Two years ago the juniors
took several such trips in connection with a course
in Isthmian history which Mr. Carr gives his Me-
dieval and Modern history students. Last year
the whole school went to Lorenzo. Enough of this,
however, for we do not think it good policy to talk
over in advance our plans for the next semester,
since "words to the heat of deeds too cold breath
gives." Still we do believe Mr. Carr is pondering
over something and that a high school reception
such as we had last year.



A Few Bars in the Key of C.

Such joy it is to hear them sing,
We fall in love with everything-
The simpler things of every day
Grow lovelier than words can say.-The Boys.
Yes, there is an increase in volume among the
tenors and basses. We distinctly recall hearing
two tenors and four basses one recent Friday. Per-
haps it is because they are studying W. Shake-
speare who tells them that the man without music
in his soul is fit for reasonsn, strategems and
spoils." These are all nice boys and they certain-
ly do not want the awful dictum, "let no such man
be trusted," brought down upon tneir heads.
If this harangue smacks of insincerity on our
part, you must think again for we're really in earn-
est about the singing. Mr. Jennings has secured
a new book for us which is full of excellent select-
ions that high school people like to sing. There is
some good alto and soprano so we will be ready to
perform for the public we when we have our recep-
tion. A favorite just now is the "barcarruola"
from the Tales of Hoffmann, a two part song with
humming accompaniment.

c4A Trip to Pearl Islands.
cSMadelne O'"rien '15

Late one evening in the latter part of December-,
Sa party of twenty live boarded the tug, "La Boca,''
at Balboa docks for a trip to Pearl Islands which.
lie fifty miles out form the Bay of Panama and are
famous for their pearls and the whale fisheries near
their shores. With the Bay of San Miguel on one
point andi the bay of Panamd on the other, the
Pearl Isands from the apex of a triangle which is
almost isosceles. They are, however, a little clos-
er to the Bay of San Miguel. It was from this.
bay, where he first waded into the waters of the:
Pacific,. that Balboa saw the beautiful Pearl Islands
in the distance and wondered what they might con-
tain in the way of wealth and adventure.
On account of the tide we could not sail from
Balboa until two o'clock the following morning. We
immediately fell asleep and awoke with daylight to
find ourselves out of sight of land. After breakfast,
we began watching for the islands which appeared
about 7 o'clock. The tug anchored about 500 yards;
from the largest island which is called Rex. We
then got'into smaller boats and rowed to the shore,. .
landing about eight o'clock.
We visited the Alcalde of Rex and learned from,
him that the town had a'poulation of one thousand.
We were the first white people to visit the island!
in a year. A guide took us down to the beach, on
the way to which we saw many interesting native
homes and an old cemetery with wooden crosses.
We spread our lunch on the beach at noontime. In
the afternoon most of us went in bathing, remain-
ing in the water until almost dark. The water was.
warm and the beach excellent.
-That evening we visited the town for we had'
been informed that the natives would celebrate
New Year's Eve. Sure enough the celebration be-
gan about 8 o'clock with a song and dance, called
S"O Cunyac." Afterwards there were other dances.
We left the celebration at a late hour. We made
our beds on the sand and arose on New Years Day
quite refreshed. During the forenoon we enjoyed
some hunting, a novel experience for some of us.
At twelve thirty we got into the row boats and
went back to the tug for our homeward trip. We
reached-Balboa about six o'clock in the evening
after a pleasant trip.



The "Indian" Wife Hunter.

''I don't 'see why I cant' go," said ten year old
.JJyce Brayon: "I know the way. I just hate Pan-
:ama anyhow; you never can go any where, or do

"Wait, Joyce," interrupted her mother. "I
didn't tell you you could not go; I said you could
not go alone. If the corral master goes after eggs
.you may go with him and get me some." Joyce
arose from her hammock smiling through her tears.
"Panama's not so dull as long as I can get out of
town on the trails" she remarked.
A few minutes later she hurried down the road
with her basket on her arm. On her way to the cor-
ral she paused once to lightly anwser the half seri-
*ous warning of a neighbor lady who told her to look
,out for the wife hunting Indians who lived in the
,hills. At the corral the man who saddled her horse
,told her the "boss" had been gone a "shcrt tine
come, so with a disappointed face she rode slow-
ly down to the clear little mountain stream which
separated her from the streams she longed to ex-
Glory, her horse, sniffed the water daintily, then
lifted his head and expanded his nostrils in a shrill
,neigh. From far up the tiny trail came an answer
:and before the astonished girl could stop him, the
:horse had plunged through the stream and down
the trail to toss his head in greeting to a small
pony, tied on the other side of the fence which bor-
dered the trail.
"Well. I might as well go on after the eggs" de-
tcided Joyce, "and I'm not alone, anyway, for Glo-
,ry is with me."
She dropped the reins over the horn of the sad-
dle and abandoned herself to the pleasure of lazily
watching the delicately tinted butterflies brush
.the leaves of bright hued tropical foliage in loving
-caresses. Occasionally she bent in her saddle to
escape an encounter with a wasp or a large blue
dragon fly.
As Glory struggled up a hill, Joyce heard a thun-
der of hoofs behind her and a hurried glance back-
,ward revealed to her what seemed myriads of long
horned cattle, all headed in her direction. Gasp-
ing, she forced Glory into the jungle. He forced
,his way a few feet and then stopped. unable to go
farther on account of the undergrowth. As the

thundering herd passed, Joyce sat still but she
squealed wildly each time a cow looked toward her
jungle retreat. At last they were past, but Joyce
was so thoroughly frightened she decided to return
home at once without the eggs.
She turned her horse only to find herself facing
two trails. Unable to remember by which she had
come, she decided to trust to the wisdom of Glory.
If Glory had wisdom it was not the home going
kind, for after turning two or three bends on the
right hand fork of the trail, he took Joyce up to a
small clearing in which was a hut with a thatched
roof and only three closed sides.
A Spaniard came out and answered her startled
"good evening" with a nod. Then he walked up
to her horse and took the basket containing a silver
dollar from the horn of her saddle. He disappeared
behind the hut and returned in a moment to hand
Joyce the basket minus the dollar but full of eggs.
Joyce turned Glory and started to ride away when
the man caught her horse's bridle and poured out
a torrent of Spanish at her. Joyce had been in
Gorgona only a month and so understood nothing
but the word "senora." She thought of the neigh-
bor's caution to look out for wife hunting Indians
and decided that this man was one. With Joyce
to think was to act; promptly lashing the poor man
with her whip until he released her bridle, she
struck her pony a sharp blow which sent him
plunging down the trail for home. Butterflies
wasp nests or blue dragon flies did not bother Joyce
now. Her one thought was to escape the clutches
of the wife hunting savages. At any moment the
Indians might overtake her As Glory neared the
corral he shied at a stump. Now Joyce was a good
rider but, as she said aft erward, you must remem-
ber that Glory was going pretty fast and besides, it
was a steep down grade. Anyway, it happened,
and, with the pony's quick side steps, his mistress
went over the horn of her saddle down to the soft
ground with her head buried in the basket of eggs!
At seven thirty Mr. Brayon, coming home from
work, was met by a frightened wife. As he turned
to hurriedly begin a search for Joyce, he spied a
forlorn figure coming up the road. After some
difficulty he finally recognized it as Joyce, covered
with eggs from head to foot, riding skirt torn and
eyes tear swollen. Soon she was sobbing out the
tragic tale of the "Indian" who tried to steal her,
the horrid herd of "wild-cattle" and her disastrous
ride home on Glory.


Her father visited the "Indian." but Joyce
would never believe that he was a Spaniard who
was only trying to tell her that he would bring her
mother some bananas. Until school started Joyce's
literary efforts were all in the form of letters to her
young friends in the States, telling them the details
of her near kidnapping by the awful savages. The
"Indian" would never believe that the child was
not crazy. When he saw her afterward, he would
always shake his head and mutter, "loco."

rLA A 4 .g]IjtrgVy .ff I

Landof Our High School Days
(cApologies to Stanley Gilbert.)

'Way down the line to 'Old Gatun"
We daily take a ride,
Where five months o'er and then four more,
School days quite slowly glide.
When sixty or less gets on our cards
We students all agree
That teachers' hair needs a Dull for fair,
In this land of the Cocoanut Tree.
'Tis a school where all the pupils go,
Who study long and oft,
But seldom a day by work or play
Find aught that seemeth "soft."
Here blithsome lads and lasses go
And each week sing a tune,
And the noise they make, most starts a quake,
In this town of Old Gatun.
Away down South in this Torrid Zone
North latitude nearly nine,
Where school days seem like a summer dream,
Of rain or weather fine;


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Where 'tis eighty-six the year around,
Most students suffer shocks
From Latin tests, -such choice' bequests!--
For a town of concrete locks!
A land where all the insects breed
That live by bite and sting,
Is a unique place to set a pace
In studies-or anything;
But high school people have that vim
Which tropic climes deny
To native folk whose looks provoke
A wish to pass them by.
And after all, our school has charm,
A wondrous lasting spell,
Whose mighty thrall enchanteth all
That long within it dwell.
'Tis a school where five good teachers wait
And v;atch us eagerly
Lest some fair day, we stay away
Or study meagerly.
So memories in our hearts will live;
Go far away we will,
To again return, we'll always yearn
While lives are lasting still.
And we'll think of all the go den days,.
That, passing now too soon,
Are for our good, 'tis understood,
In school at Old Gatun.

Laudell cDeer '15

If you ever notice the sand that.is used inr tlie.
building the locks on the Pacific side, you will see-
that it is very white. That sand comes from.
Chame which is about twenty five miles up the,
coast from Panama city. The sand is carried to,
Balboa, the Pacific terminus of the canal, in large-
barges and is unloaded at the big docks there by/
means of electric cranes. A dredge does the work:
of loading at Chame. The tugs which tow empty,
barges and return with loaded ones take from,
twenty to twenty five hours to make the round trip..
The beautiful beach of Chame is of this same-
white sand. Beginning with the light house on the-
point where there are a few rocks, the beach,
extends for two miles with a very gradual slope.
On the boat "Chame," which is used to carry;


provisions to the workmen, I made a trip not long
ago. We left Balboa about nine thirty in the morn-
ing and swung out of the harbor so that I had a
good view of Culebra, Palo Seco and Toboga islands.
We stopped twice on the way to Chame to clean
and refill signal lights on some small islands.
After eating lunch on our arrival at Chame at
one o'clock, we went in bathing on the pretty
white beach. The water was moderately warm and
clear as crystal. We made the return trip to
Balboa docks in two hours,

What They're Doing
News of Former C. Z. H. S. Students

A group of upper-class students were sitting to-
gether on the noon train, tired of studying and car-
rying on a desultory conversation. At Culebra,
the familiar face of Olga Yolande Faure, attracted
their attention and added fresh impetus to the
"Aren't the Faure girls coming to school this
year?" was asked.
"No, they have just returned from a pleasant
visit to the States and will do some music this
"Our upper classes would be quite large this
year if all the old students were back" said one
Senior. "Robert is gone and---"
"That reminds me," said another. I had a pos-
tal'from him on yesterday's boat. Why here it is
in my trig! Listen "Just a card to let you know I
am hard ac it and expect to graduate in June.
Robert Sommerville.' He is in Albany High School,
one of the best in New York. We should be proud
of the fact that C. Z. H. S. students can go right
on with their work in a school like that."
"Well," resumed the first Senior, "Estelle Feu-
ille is a Senior, too. She is attending high school
in Austin. Texas. I rceieved a card from her
shortly before Christmas, saying: 'I want to wish
you and the whole C. Z. II. S. a happy, happy
"Has anybody heard from Jean Jervey" asked
a junior.
"Yes, she has entered the junior class in East
Orange High School, East Orange, New Jersey.
James went on with Sophomore work. That's

another good showing for C. Z. H S. as the East
Orange high is a school of about 1800 students. I
believe. Lucy and Hazel Stuntz went right ahead
with cheir work in Hyde Park, which is one of the
best high schools in Chicago."
Where is Edwin Sibert this year?"
"Oh, he's in the New York Military Academy
hovering around the top of the class and 1 predict
he'll be there before the year is over."
'I hear that Arthur Vickery is studying to be a
mining engineer. He is in Worcester Academy in
Massachusetts. They say be is having a fine time."
said one of the junior boys. Don't you wish Ar-
thur was here to draw for the Zonian? And speak-
ing of material for the paper, its too bad we haven't
Mildred Davis with us to write some poetry. Where
is she, anyway?"
"Mildred is in Havre, Montana, in her third
year and at the head of the class, as usual." "But
where is Faye Allen?" "Faye is working for the
French prize at St. Mary's Dominican Academy,
New Orleans. Of course, she is doing some other
things besides that, and getting along splendidly.
Speaking about Gatun students, Cornelius is gone,
too. He wrote me he had started to school in Nash-
ville, Tenn. Charlotte was due to graduate from
Wheaton Academy next June, I believe."
''Too bad so many of the class are gone. There's
Carl Naylor, Franklin Johnson, Albert Smith, and
Annabelle Furke all graduating in the States.
Well, we can do the honors, if there are only five
of us Seniors and we're mighty proud to graduate
from old C. Z. H. S. 'We've had some good times
together, haven't we, girls?"
"Yes," answered a junior, "we had as good a
time as we would in the States even if we haven't
any societies or the like. After you Seniors are
gone the present junior class is going to take your
place and keep up the standard in this high school.
"We certainly will if our parents are here,"
agreed another. We have the satisfaction of know-
ing that after we finish we can enter the best col-
leges in the States and succeed as well as high
school graduates from schools at home. I think
we should be more than proud that we have worked
under difficulties to attain our school's high stand-
ing. But here's Gatun, already! I'm glad we
started that conversation about old friends; it's
killed the train ride for most the whole trip."


Daily Train-ing.

C ares he not for our troubles?
H eeds he not the many mouths?
R ecall his name and think
I s he blind or is he deaf?
S uch must never be.
"T alk not loud:-do not speak!
0 h that awful voice.
P ut your head in; close that window"
H e "as ever thus. "Drink not!"
E ven that command.
R un, leave, flee or even hide.
S low not in your course
0 r he will get you and your pass.
N ever was there such a one as this. Guess!

The Land of High School English
cBy cSarian L. 5ogers, Ancon '14.

I was strolling along a country road one pleasant
spring day. The sun was shining bright and warm,
a soft breeze wafted the song of the birds to me.
The sky was a deep azure blue, with here and there
a soft fleecy cloud sailing over it.
I could not make out how I got there, or where I
had come from, and while I was pondering over it,
I was startled by a sudden clatter of hoofs. Look-
ing up I saw a Knight and a Lady riding towards
me, mounted on beautiful white horses. The
Knight was armed with an immense saucepan for
a shield and carried a spit for a lance. Who ever
heard of a Knight armed in that way? Oh, to be
sure, I had. He was Gareth and the Lady was
Lynette. As they passed me I heard her say,
"Thou smellest all of kitchen grease,"' and dashed
away leaving him smiling. He too, soon passed

out of sight.
There was a sharp turn in the road farther on,
and as I came to it I met two old, gray Jews with
long beards. I knew them in an intsant as Shylock
and Isaac Shylock must have been on his way to
court, as he was sharpening a villianous looking
Later I met a very sad funeral procession. On
the bier lay a beautiful girl, clothed all in white,
holding in one hand a white lily, in the other a
sealed letter. I knew that this was Elaine, the Lily
Maid of Astolat, and the three men following were
her father and brothers, Sir Torre and Lavaine. She
was very beautiful and I could hardly keep my
thoughts from her as the procession passed out of
I was wondering who I would meet next, when
from out the wood, which now bordered the road,
stepped a maiden, dressed in white, with a Scotch
plaid and a snood of red. By her side walked a
very dignified greyhound. This, I knew, was
Ellen Douglass. She certainly was beautiful, and
I wondered if I waited awhile if James Fitz James
would not blow his bugle. To my surprise I was
startled, not by a trumpet call, but by a great shout,
as a crowd of huntsmen dashed from the forest.
They were all dressed in Lincoln green, and in front
of them was a merry leader, now singing a rollick-
ing song. I knew, w.ihout doubt this was Robin
I followed the path from which Ellen had come,
hoping to come to the shores of Lock Katrine, but
instead I came to a beautiful Greek temple. As I
passed under the arch which formed the gateway,
(I was astonished to see it) then someone seized
me by the shoulders and began to shake me-and I
awoke to find myself safe at home in my own little
bed. It was nothing but a dream in which my les-
sons had played a prominent part.



cBasket Ball for the Boys.
JOE UDRY, '14.

Basketball has been the only form of athletics
which high school boys in the Canal Zone have gone
in for very extensively. It happens to be the most
popular sport among the men in the Y. M. C. A.
club houses, too, and perhaps this accounts for the
high school interest in it. This is the third year
the high school has had a team, although the teaml
and team-spirit of last year was not so good as the
first year and this year. In fact, the basket ball
quintet which has begun the present season, com-
pares favorably with that of the year before last,
although the team this year is much lighter. Two
years ago our team averaged about 130 pounds, this
year it could scarcely average 115 pounds.
But what the squad lacks in weight, it makes up
in speed and skill. Warner and Fraser at forward
have the basket figured out about right. If the
guards and center can work the ball clown into their
neighborhood there will generally be something
doing in the way of goals. Recently the boys have
been having the.services of Captain Mitchell of
the fast Y. M. C. A. team as a coach. He has
helped them build up a scoring machine which
ought to become very effective before the season
is over.
The first game of the season was played with
Corozal at that place. The working boys, some of
whom were former high school students, defeated
us 27 to 20. Since the Corozal boys were heavier
and more experienced players, the score represents
a good showing on the part of the high school team.
The high school gives them a return game later.
Then, on January 20th, the C. Z. H. S. team
journeyed to Panama on a trip that will be long re-
membered on account of the excellent game of
basketball resutling and the courteous treatment

which the faculty and students of the Panama In-
stitute accorded us. The high school team was
coached to keep its head in a strange place but the
inevitable stage fright resulted and while our team
was getting used to its surroundings, the fast insti-
tute team piled up 15 points to our four. The team
listened to some plain talk from Mr. Carr at the
end of the half and went into the second half in
better shape. It was all for C. Z. H. S. during this
half, the fifteen points being piled up by our boys
while the Intsitute Juniors were annexing 6 points.
The final score of 21 to 19 shows how evenly
matched the teams were. The following summary
of the game is given.
First Half.
C. Z. H. S. Goals Fouls institute Goals Fouls
Fraser, R. F. TT Rios, RF. xxxx
Reese, L. G. P Morales, L. G. T
Warner, L.F. xx Aleman, L.F. xx 0
Udry, R. G. 000 Garrido, R.G. P
Kerruish, C. Remon, C. TOO
Second Half.
C. Z. H. S. Goals Fouls Institute Goals Fouls
Fraser, R. F. xxxx 0 Rios, R. F. x T
Leonard, L. G. Morales T
Warner, L. F. x 0 Aleman 0
Udry, R. G. x 0 Garrido
Kerruish, C. P Remon xx T
x Basket thrown by Institute man. Final score,
Institute 21; High School 19. Referee Mitchell;
Umpire Edwards: Scorer, Huber. Halves 15 min
The following account of the game from the Pan-
ama Morning Journal of January 21st, gives a good
story of the contest:
"The Institute Junior team won from the Gatun
High School last night by the score of 21 to 19.
The Gatun boys suffered from stage fright in the
first half and played loosely, but came up strong in
the second half.
The institute team has been invited by Mr. C. C.
Carr, the prinicpal of the High School, for a return
game in Gatun on the 26th instant.


The game between the Canpl Zone High School
boys and the Instituto to Nacional was closely con-
tested, especially during the second half. The High
School boys, who were unacustomed to the floor and
were a little scared at their strange surroundings,
failed to play their usual game in the first half.
During the second half, however, they scored 15
points to 6 made by their opponents. For the In-
stitute, Rios. the clever little right forward, played
a remarkable game and, assisted by expert passing
on the part of his team, was able to shoot the ma-
jority of the baskets. Their familiarity with the
floor helped the Institute boys to cage the majority
of their throws from fouls.
For the High School, Warner, at left forward,
although covered by a good man, played a star
game, while Capt. Udry, at guard, was in the
game from start to finish. Leonard, at guard, went
into the game in the second half in place of Reese;
both of them, however, played good basketball.
The game was refereed by Capt. Joe Mitchell of the
Gatun basket ball team, while Fredd Huber. the
well known wrestilng expert, also a member of the
Gatun team, acted as score keeper. "Chick" Ed-
wards, all round Isthmian athlete. was the umpire.
Mr. Carr gave his boys a heart to heart talk at the
end of the first half which helped materially to
strengthen their playing during the second period.
All things being equal the teams were well matched
When they play the second game at Gatun next
Friday the score will be close, whoever wins."

C. Z. H. S. 14: Panama Institute 12
The second "International" basketball game be-
tween the high school and the Panama Institute
team resulted in a victory for the high school by a
score of 14 to 12. Now that there is an even break
in the diplomatic exchange of games between the
two schools, a rubber game will have to be played.
Since the Panamanians have their annual vacation,
beginning Fenruary 1st and their school does not
re-convene until May, the game cannot be played
until toward the close of our school year. The high
school has games scheduled with Gorgona, Cor-
ozal and Cristobal Junior Y. M. C. A. teams which
will be played in the meantime.
The Panamanian boys with their coach, Mr.
Michaud, came to Gatun Friday night, Jauuary 26
The game was played before an enthusiasite crowd,
was exciting from start to finish. In the first half
the high school scored 8 points to 2 made by the In-
stitute and it looked like an easy victory for C. Z.
H. S. Udry and Fraser each made a basket and
the latter was especially sure on fouls, throwing
three out of four attempts. Aleman, the crack lit-
tle right forward for the visitors, annexed only one

basket during the first half as he was not so sure in
his basket shooting as he was in the game at Pan-
In the second half Tapia who had played left
guard for the visitors and had made most of their
fouls by holding was replaced by B. Remon. The
high school line up remained intact until near the
close of the game when the scorer removed Will
Fraser on account of four personal fouls. With
Fraser and his ability for basket getting, out of the
game, the high school lost confidence for a little bit
and this r momentary lapse came near costing them
the game. The Institute boys seemed to get into
form at this juncture and were able to annex three
baskets in surprising rapidity. With the score lack-
ing two points of being tied and Kerruish for the
high school making a shot for a basket, the exciting
game came to a close.
The following summary of the game shows how
close it really was:
For the visitors:--Aieman R. G., 3 field goals;
fouls committed 1; Remon, C, 2 goals from foul, 2
field goals, fouls committed 2; Morales, fouls com-
mitted 1; Tapia, fouls committed 3; Garrida, fouls
committed five.
For the high school:-Warner, fouls committed
1; Kerruish, fouls committed 3; Fraser, field goals
4; goals from fouls 3; fouls committed 5; Leonard.
fouls committed 2; Udry, field goals 1; goals from
foul, 1; fouls committed 1. Kimble replaced Fraser
at left forward near the close of the game.
After the game the high school boys treated their
guests to a "spread" in the game room of the Y.
M. C. A. Everybody including coaches and offi-
cials, had a seat at a long table on which were
placed punch, sandwiches, coffee, ice cream and
cakes. After the refreshments, the whole crowd
went usptairs and listened to some piano music.
Mr. Chatfield entertained them with a tight r6pe
walking exhibition.

Girls' Athletics
Eva Harris '13

Canal Zone High School girls have declared for
athletics. Not satisfied with sitting back as mere
spectators, applauding the efforts of others, Canal
Zone High School girls are going to participate in
health giving games and exercises.
Cheeks with the bloom of health upon them are


ras much to be desired as perfection in studies.
We should urge athletics for girls more vigorous-
ly, particularly activities which are necessary to
.health and happiness, and of which convention and
,dress and resulting unnatural habits have deprived
4ier. Therefore girls athlteics are to my mind of
-equal importance with boys, but based upon entire-
ly different fundamental principles.

Athletics in their commonly accepted sense, (by
which I mean the athletics of men and boys) is the
inheritance of boys. They have evolved from the
-primitive pursuits and activities of men and not
Athletics mean work, hard work; but the Canal
Zone High School girls are willing and enthuisastic
in this connection.
Basket Ball brings every muscle of the body into
play as quickening the eye and sense of strategic
-movement. This popular game is the leading one
this semester at C. Z. H. S.
Miss Hawley, the assistant physical directress,
strongly approves of these after school hour games.
As every girl may at some time be called upon to
play in an important match game, the training re-
ceived from Mr. Dwells, the Director in these
games, iJ most valuable.
I think C. Z. H. S. girls can have no excuse
whatever for not making their school very popular
in girls' athletics.

The Value of Athletics.

At present there is a greater need of athletics
than in former times. In the Mediaeval age, the
people were very energetic, fond of the chase and
continuously at war. At the time preceeding the
growth of the cities rural life was predominant.
The homes, furniture and all implements were furn-
ished by hard manual labor. Then man hunted his
food and cared for his estate. Both men and wo-
men were thoroughly skilled in their own arts. The
means of transportation was crude. Life and food
were simple and the people were not as yet weak-
ened by harmful luxuries.
ow there is almost universal peace. Every man
is not versed in militant affairs, and there are
competent masters in every trade. Manufacturing
has rendered hard work unnecessary. Steam and
electricity take the place of former drudgery. Ex-
cellent transportation is gained, for railroads and
steamers replace horses and sailboats. Telephones
and cables are widely appreciated. All these con-
trivhnces have been effectual in lessening trouble,
toil and unobligatory activity.
Luxuries, with the use of tobacco and liquor
.have been. detrimental influences in these later

It is said about the body that "The health of
such an organism depends upon the balanced co-op-
eration of all its parts." Since devices for saving
labor have been established, and since special mas-
ters have been installed for each trade, the sym-
metrical muscle exercise of the body has been less.
Daily life does not demand an average use of all
parts of the body. There is a crying need of this
unity, for without it a perfect physical state cannot
be attained. For instance observe the factory or
shop workers. Their duties consists in making the
same number of machinical movements. These
muscles may be overworked, and other parts of the
body may received no attention at all, or not enough
Next, look at the clerical and business classes
and all the professions which it includes. These
people do not perform much physical work, and cer-
tainly those who are in a setting position all day
need an energetic development of the body. Their
minds may broaden at the expense of their bodies.
which may become stooped. Children and young
folks especially need athletic training, for the body
needs relaxation after their concentrated applica-
tion to studying. Manual labors are usually healthy
Thus in most classes of people, the tendency is
to specialize and not to attain the balance co-op-
eration of its parts. It is a well known fact that
if a certain part of the body is not used it will
graudally lose strength and finally wither away.
Exercise in the south is especially needful, be-
cause the climate has indolent influence on life
there. In the tropics this influence is still more
prevalent and in such an atomsphere is the Isthmus
of Panama.
The athletics on the Canal Zone are under the
auspices of the Y. M. C. A. There are organized
gymnasium classes in each town large enough to
iave a Y. M. C. A. Perfect equipment is installed
and physical directors have been hired. The Y. M.
C. A. has foreseen this need and has accordingly
attended to the matter. This has been appreciated
and an excellent system of town competition has
developed, which has resulted in games and track
meets between the towns. Cups and tenants have
been the prizes and enthusiasm waxes high. A
large track meet is scheduled for Washington's
birthday at Empire, A few tennis courts are
sprinkled over the zone, but the people prefer base
ball and basket ball. Basket ball is a favorite, and
a few beaches give an opportunity for swimming.
The gymasium classes of the C. Z. H. S. are pro-
gressing wonderfully and our principal is especial-
ly pleased with the girls attendance. The girls
have had excellent coaching and are preparing for
some splendid games.
Taken all together, the zone work is most satis-
factory and the greatest benefit is derived from it.


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Department Notes.

With four languages-Latin, German, French
and Spanish-offered to students, the high school
curriculum is especially rich in this department.
All freshmen take Latin while Spanish is open to
members of the first year whose scholarship in
other studies is above a certain standard. German
and French are elected in the Sophomore and Jun-
ior years. During the past semester there have
been ten classes daily in these four languages.
In Latin the freshmen have been having a thor-
ough drill in elementary grammar and the transla-
tion of short stories: the Sophomores have been
fighting Caesar's Gallic Wars with prose composi-
tion once a week: the Juniors have been orating
with Cicero in addition to composition work.
Senior work includes a translation of the first six
books of Virgil's Aenied and a part of Ovid's
German students have been industriously digging
away at grammar. The first year class is getting
into "Immensee" while the second year has been
reading "Hoher Als die Kirche" and other short
stories. The elementary French class has been at
work on Chardenal's grammar, paying particular
attention to pronunciation which Miss Frost insists
must be correct before the class can advance. She
expects to conduct most of the recitations during
the second semester in French so pronunciation has
come in for a big share of attention.
In elementary Spanish the work is simliar to that
in French, Monsanto's grammar being the basis.

The advanced Spanish class consists of an enthusi-
astic number of juniors and seniors who have had
the advantage of studying the language ever since
their grammar school days in the Canal Zone. They
have been able to enjoy and appreciate Galdo's
Marianela and are preparing themselves to work on.
'Don Quixote. Two periods a week are devoted to,
conversation, prose work and grammar review.
The English work in'the high school is based on
the college entrance requirements so it is approxi-
mately the same as that done in any good high
school in the States. The courses are so arranged-
that literature may be read and studied to advant-
age in connection with composition work. The-
principles of choice of this literature have been as
follows: First, the books now required for college-
entrance have been distributed as evenly as possi-
ble throughout the four years with those chosenfor
careful study reserved until the last; second, works.
by English authors have mostly been collected in
the fourth year to be read with the study of English
literature; third,, the other books are distributed in
the main according to difficulty. This last, howev-
er, is true of the whole list, subject to the first and
second principles of choice.
Reading aloud in class the most striking and sig-
nificant passages from books has been greatly em-
phasized. This has had a marked effect on the in-
terest and its cultural value has certainly been
worth while. Each work, of course, has been care-
fully studied before the recitation period so that
reading merely brings out omitted ideas or an
added appreciation of the beauty of the selection.


..... History

The Sophomore class is about-, to' complete its
.study of Greece which has .been. particularly inter-
-esting this year because-, of some iiew reference
4)ooks added to the high school library when the
-semester began. There have been too many maps
and class reports to keep the second year students
from dying of ennui. Roman history is the work
for second semester.
Juniors are in the midst of Harding's Medieval
.and Modern text, a book that lays out more work
,per page than one could find in a solid geometry
text or a Latin grammar. It is all mighty inter-
esting, though-perhaps more so to some than said
Geometry or Latin-and, the class is having a
.profitable course. The addition of some excellent
.'source books" as well as some good secondary
texts for reference has made the matter of class
reports a much simpler affair. Last year history
students in the high school swore vengeance on the
,man who invented "source history" but with' the
new books its easy.
Seniors are into the Stuart period of English his-
itory, having successfully disposed of Henry the
Eighth and his mainy wives and the brilliant reign
-of good Queen Bess. Montgomery's text with a
iiibural sprinkling of class reports, maps, etc., is the
Freshmen take up Civil Government the. second
,semester. It's a popular course because of its de-
bates. elections, mock trials, etc.. which add spice
to the daily routine.

Freshmen are factoring away for dear life in Al-
gebra; their lordly brothers, the sophomores, are in
the throes of quadratic equations; the juniors are on
'the last lap in plane geometry and ready for the joys
-of solid; since trigonometry is elective, one lone
senior is delving into the mysteries of that science.
:This is about all that is happening in math classes



these days but ask any high school student and he
will tell you that its plenty, thank you. As if one
of them could not harry/the life out of us with those
eternal x's. y's and angles, both Messrs. Christo-
pherson and Carr are seeing that nothing is missed
in the math line this year. The.freshmen class has
been divided into two sections with Mr. Carr in
charge of one of them and Mr. Christopherson the
other. The Algebra text has been changed this year
and'the course includes considerable work in graphs.
The Ancon sophomores are moving along in quad-
ratics under Miss Daniel's leadership and will soon
be ready for plane geometry while the freshmen on
the Pacific side are factoring away just like the
ones at Gatun. Seems like a freshman can't get
out of that factoring business whether he chooses
hot days in Ancon or rainy ones in Gatun.

The semester's work in botany has been devoted
to the general structure of plants with experiments
to show the uses of the various parts of, leaves,
stems, roots, seeds, etc. Experiments in elemen-
tary plant physiology have been carried on in the
laboratory and the students have been getting ex-
perience in keeping notes and collecting data. The
class has been making some field investigations in
the ravine back of the school building and is pre-
paring for the annual excursions which are made
during the dry season to various places in the Canal
Zone. The object of these excursions is to show
the formation of plant colonies and to study plant
The seniors are studying all about density and
those other interesting things which while away the
time in physic lab. and class room. The high school
physics laboratory is a well equipped one so the
seniors are finding plenty to do on laboratory days.
Freshmen are finishing their course in Phyiscal
geography which has been text work, interspersed
with laboratory work in the way of maps, drawings,
reports, study of contour maps, etc.



The High School Course-As it
Might be Interpreted.

Ancient History-Friends of long ago.
Biology -Harmless stinging.
Chemistry-Hygiene osculation.
Economics-Finances and Fiancees.
Elocution-Course I-Getting dates on the tele-
Course II-Variety in flirtation.
Course III--ractical demonstration
from Warwick's Hand-
book on Courtship.
Engineering-Introduction by request.
English-Study of American and English propo-
Joinery-Study of the marriage license.
Mathematics-Circumscribing waists; theory or
Philosophy-How to be happy without a girl.
Physical Culture-Survival of the fightest.
,Physiology-A study of savages.

The Passing of Familiar


Most of the landmarks so familiar to Canal Zone-
High School pupils are being rapidly demolished.
The Panama Railroad hardly seems like the same
old line to those who have been traveling on it ev--
ery school day for three or more years.
The buildings at Mamei, the first station north
of Gorgona. have been removed with the exception
of the station. Mamei never was an important
place but it seemed strange at first to pass through
there and never see anyone.
Then comes San Pablo which was formerly run
by Catholic priests. It was used during the French
days as well as up until the present year. Steam
shovels are digging and drills are working where
houses once stood and friends once lived. All fa-
miliar landmarks have disappeared. We are glad
that we will soon be going over the relocated Pan-


ama Railroad because the most of us are rather tired
of the same scenery, the same things and the same
people. "Variety is the spice of life" but we all
hate to think that the last time we will ever see
those old sights is near at hand.
The next placS is Tabernilla which means little
.,tavern. It was a large place when the French were
Here but was at its greatest since the Aaniricans
have had charge of building the Canal. A dump
was located here, and a large number of people
lived in Tabernilla.
Frijoles, the Spanish for beans, but which ought
to be Plantanas, or bananas, is the next settlement.
At night we are always glad toreach Frijoles which
is our emporium for' bananas. Six large bananas
can be obtained'for ten cents silver or five cents in
American coniage. When the engine whistles for
Frijoles there is a general rush for seats on the left
hand side of the train. A number of heads are
seen and a number of voices are heard calling
"here! her JThese banana women are old and
will soon be left behind in the race of life. One
familiar person, who is gone, was that of an old
man with only one arm. He always looked so de-
lighted when he sold all his bananas, although they
never were very good.
Something else that we miss at Frijoles is resi-
dence of an old Frenchman. Until last year his
home was alongside the railroad tracks. The roses,
which were almost always blooming, were what at-
tracted the majority of us. They were the most
beautiful roses I have ever seen on the Isthmus.
The old lady who live here, with two or three pet
monkeys, was always on the porch when the train
The French dam was to have been located near
Bohio. The excavations for the locks can be seen
from the train. Since the Americans came to the
Isthmus the town of Bohio has been of very little
\ importance. At the present time the natives are
;- giving some trouble by refusing to -move.-; New'
tracts of land on the new 'Panama :Railroad have
b- een offered to.those owning their own.land':i 'the
Gatun-Gorgona district. Regardless of this a
number of the.natives-refuse to leave their old
One old man says that he has lived in Bohio a
long time and the French told him the water was
coming but that was over twenty years ago. So he
refuses to leave until he sees the water. Another
old negro has his boat tied near his door so he can

easily escape.
They tried to scare some of them away by an-
nouncing that another flood was coming. One old
negress got ahead of them in that for she read her
Bible and it said there would be no more floods.
Until recently Bohio was a very prominent place
for the summer homes of the old Panamanian fam-
ilies, but now there is ndt much left.
A few huts are all that remains of Lion Hill. It
seems queer because there are some men on the
Isthmus who remember whan Lion Hill was a larger
place than Gatun and Gatun was what Lion Hill
" now is.
Then comes the forest of tall sentinel trees, when
in the morning everyone begins to pack his books
and find his umbrella, for it is either raining at Ga-
tun or the'sun is scorching. When these trees are
reached at night we have settled down after an af-
ternoon of hard work for a ride varying from one
to two hours before we reach our home towns.
With the abolishment of the old villages new
ones are coming into prominence on the Relocation.
Mitchellville will probably be tle most important
of these. The inhabitants for miles around are
moving to Mitchellville and Old Limon is practi-
cally abandoned in favor of the new village.
We hate to see these old towns going for almost
every tree reminds us of something that has hap-
pened in our school career. It also reminds us
that our stay on the Isthmus is coming to an end.
In a few years, when we are thinking of our high
school days and of things that happened at all these
small villages, we will probably think of these
"How dear to my heart are the scenes of my
When fond recollection presents them to view."

'What great prose.writer does a pig remind you
Sof -Bacon.

Mr., Christopherson-What change takes place'in
changing water at zero degrees to ice at zero de-
Bright Pupil-A change of price.

Mr. Carr, in junior history class, discussing the
struggle between Papacy and Empire:-"At last,
Henry IV was forced to ask forgiveness of Poop
Gregory. In fact, he literally threw his feet at the



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The San Bias Indian at Home.

Some Interesting Facts About the .
Strange People along the
Darien Coast.

Down the Atlantic seaboard, far below Nombre
De Dios and fully two hundred and fifty miles from
Colon, lies the frontier Panamanian town of Porto
-Obaldia-headquarters for a garrison of soldiers
who attempt to prevent smuggling across the Co-
Jumbian border, but principally a trading center for
San Bias Indians Since it lies right in the heart
of the San Bias country it was the logical stopping
place this summer for a party, which went down
from Panama. Some data and photographs secured

on this trio have been kindly offered to the Zonian
so it is able to give its-readers .a real magazine
feature this issue -a story of life in San Bias land.
S As everyone knows, San Bias is the Atlantic
coast of the Darien'Tsthmus, beginning in Panama
SRepublic below Ndmbre DeDios and extending down
+ into Columbia, It gets its name from the Sanl-
Blas Indians who live either on the coral islands
which fringe its coast for a hundred miles or on the
mainland as far back as the mountainous country
is passable and habitable. Down this coast went
the parry in a sailing sloop with gasoline auxilliay
to help them along a bit. For three days their
little sloop threaded its way between dangerous
coral reefs along the shore or plowed boldly into
open stormy seas.
Finally theyv.ca.e. into, an excellent bay, large

San Bias Indians at Armilla,

and crescent shaped and answering the description
which Sir Francis Drake gives his "Port Pheasant"
-the goodly harbor where that delightful buccaneer
took his crew and "dainty pinnaces" preparatory
to his memorable attack on Nombre De Dios. This
harbor is Porto Obaldia today. There is no way of
teHing exactly whether it is the far famed old Drake
.rendezvous but its location and appearance both
coincide with the meagre description the buccaneer
1has left us. Its distance from Nobmre De Dios is
'about that of Drake's "fine round bay, of very safe
harbour for all winds."
But whether or not it has had a past, Porto
Obaldia is interesting enough at present. Its
garrison of soldiers is always on the lookout for

smugglers who attempt to biing things into Pana-
ma via Columbia across the border; its hundred or
more Panamans engage in trade with the natives
while its streets at certain seasons are filled witbh...
the picturesque San Blas Inadian, stoical and un-
demonstrative, but alert and keen to all that is go-
ing on about him.
Across the bay from Porto Obaldo lies Armilla,
Sa real San Bias town. Since the San Bias Indian's
claim to fame is his reputation for not allowing a
Stranger to.visit his country over night it would nat-
urally be supposed that Americans would be unwel-
come in Armilla. The Americans who made up
this party did not find it difficult to visit Armilla
although they were.in it only during the middle of

the day and made no attempt to stay over night.
The San Bias people tolerated their presence and
were even kindly disposed but it-would likely have
been a different matter had the Americans attempt-
ed to remain any length of time in their territory.
The San Bias Indians have maintained their ra-
cial integrity.-features, modes of living, charc-
teristic and customs. It is said they have been
"ble to do this by rigidly adhering to the rule that
no foreigner shall be welcomed into their country.
Their women, they guard particularly, and,
although the San Bias male is a great seaman and
traveler, his woman is not allowed to leave home.
The women in Armilla were engaged in work, doing
as much manual labor as the men. They were
dressed uniformly in brightly colored skirts that
came only to the knees. They were quite shy as a
rule and always ran from a camera. The men re-
sented.any.attempt at taking pictures of the women
and were not anxious to have any pictures taken
in their town.
The chief Indian of the town who could talk good
Spanish objected to having his picture taken in
Armilla, but was willing to pose when in Porto
Obaldia. The San Bias Indian seems to be willing
enough, as a rule, to have his picture taken provid-
ing he is away from home. Despite the fact that
they were armed with cameras the Americans were
allowed to enter the houses of the Indians and to
even take interior views of certain places. The
San Bias people live in wide roofed thatched houses
somewhat similar to the homes of the natives in
the Panama jungle. The San Bias towns are more
pretentious, however, than are the native villages
and the houses are larger.
The Indians live on fish, rice, corn and cocoanuts.
They are excellent sailors and piv cayugas in and
out among their coral islands with great skill.
Fishing is done off these islands and cocoanut
groves flourish along the sea beaches of the San
Bias coast. Back in the foot hills the Indians raise
rice and corn. They disappear from their coast
towns about this time of year and retire to the foot
hills where they are busy clearing away a bit of
tropical jungle and planting rice and corn. San
Bias villages may be seen all along the coast.
The San Bias homes differ in another way from
.native huts. They have no partitions in them, the
interior being one large room. For beds the Indians
use hammocks exclusively. Evidences of the co-,
coanut industry nma5 be seen both within and-with-
out the house. Thegathering of ivory nuts and the,-
raising of cocoanuts are th'pcommercial occupations
of the San Blas people."' The phytelaphas.,palm
..which..produces the ivory.nut, grows wild in the
country, its low stature forming the principal under
growth of thetropical fastnesses. Cocoanuts plant-
ed in groves along the beach have a prolific yield.
The Indians make money off their cocoanuts al-
. ough they take no trouble with them except to
ant the trees and gather in their almost perpet-


Howu Panama got its Name.

Another Magazine Feature for
the Zonian.

Very few people know how Panama acquired its"
name. There are some who attribute the name to,
the fact that Panama bay affords good fishing and
Padnma, acerJino to them, means "fish" in third
native tongue. The most plausible origin, however,
lies in the fact that the tree, most typical of the
country, is the Panama tree, a native Indian name

'Panama Tree

which it has always had. This tree, picture of
which we present in this issue of the Zonian, is
found throughout Panama and is distinctive of the
It may be recognized by the peculiar folding of
its leaves, which are so doubled and twisted as to
throw the light in odd ways that attract attention.
It does not appear in groups but as single scattered
..specimens. The Panama tree is stately in appear-
ance:andirears its-heighth in solitary- grandeur
*throughout the jungle.: The tree will soon be in.
flower, ..tfruits in the- fall, producing a nut,
galled "castano," which the natives eat. It is.
similar to the popular chestnut common in the
The picture of the Panama tree shown here was.
taken at Chorerra up the Pacific coast. The mules
and cart give a fair impression of the height of
the tree.




durward I Audell deer
maria N shepard
blossom Compton
proctOr cabrie
dorothy woNson
john Fred whiston
mildred Rogers
margarEt ribbon
gladyS mergandoHar
mary Hebe jordon
lewis Moore
marguerEtte penman
madelinNe o'brien.

cAn Ancon Index.

Fred Whiston-Our Modern Romeo.
Lewis Moore-The Deacon.
Laudell Deer--Class Flirt.
Phebe Jordan-Short, but sweet.
Margaret Gribbon-Our headlight,
Gladys Mergandollar- Miss Frivolity.
Mildred Rogers--Miss Prudence.
Marian Shepherd-Class Giantess.
Madeline O'Brien-Class Parrott.
Dorochy Wonson-The Silent.
Ida Jordan- Society Gorrespondent.
SMarguerette Penman-The. Slim. PriHe ess.-.,
Marion Rogers-Miss Modesty.
Russell Barjer-A Gentleman of Leisure.
Augustus Medinger-The Walking Stick.
Blossom Comptom-A Model Scholar.

Sophom ores and Freshmen at c4ncon.

The Juniors' Troubles
Helen Calkins '13

'The Juniors at present are having a time
In learning the "Abstract on Burke."
,,,'Tneyr'e studying it in a rather warm clime
And certainly think it hard work.
'The "Questions" have not been decided on yet
But the students have made quite a try
They have reached the conclusion to simply for-
As the speech is pronounced by them 'dry.'
When the scholars are reading the passages o'er
And they come to a part. which-seems queer
iPoor-"Burke" is, suddenly hurled through the
And remains 'til their heads become clear.
'But it does them no good to attempt to use
For according to "Burke" it wont lust
And as they have had no experience of course
They'll take it for granted Burke has.
Perhaps you may thi-nk them a trifle too smart
in calling Burke's masterpiece dry,
iBut you will be starting to learn it yourself
'When you reach your third year in 'High."

cAntics of the Anconites.

The best in our class is named Mid,
,(I'd never dare tell all sue did),
Her eyes are quice blue;
Her heart is most true;
But remember, she's only a kid.
Here comes our artist, called Gladys.
lWho fashions her clothes like a fadist.
In jewels and bows,
F I er grace ever glows
.And her face is one of the gladdest.
Marion, reserved and demure,
'Can bright admiration secure.
To do more than pass.
*To shine in her class-
All these, from her teacher would lure.
'We have a gay maiden tall,
Who towers over us all.
:She always come down
From Paradise town,
iBut is never hurt by the fall.

A girl we all love is Dot,
Who, sunshine or tempest, speaks not.
She is faithful and good
E'en does what she should-
Except the times she does not.

Our Popularity Contest.

Like the newspapers in Parnama city just before
Carnival time, the Zonian proposes to start a pop-
ularity contets. The editors began feeling the pub-
lic pulse as soon as they thought of this scheme
but the results were so conflicting it was deemed
wise-to drop tie matter for the present. Each
.persotrinterviewed wanted the contest to be along
a particular line. Here is a list of the different
things suggested by those who intimated that they
might be coaxed to enter such a contest:
Most likely to become famous-Helen Calkins.
Best Brain Capacity-Theo Huber.
The Most Flirtatious-Edith Stevens.
The prettiest girl-Much Confusion.
The sweetest songster-Eva Harris.
The most diligent scholar-Alma Wurdeman.
The most gentlemanly girl-Miriam Stevens.
The information bureau-Louise Watson
Authority of hair dressing-Adeline Babbitt
Most accomplished gum chewer-Zetta Bain
The slimmest girl--Edna Lindersmith
Uses the best slang-Ruth Hackenburg.
The most amiable-Emma Stubner.
The head of the class in "Trig"-Katherine
The head of the "Staff"--Mrtle Lindersmith.
A lady's man-Emmanuel Perry.
The best lone distance smiler-Frank Reese
The cutest boy-Aw, stop your kidding!
The handsomest teacher-Say! we want to


Miss Daniels-"What did I tell you so many
times yesterday?"
Freshman -"Sit down."


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The Psalm of a Junior

STell me not of school day pleasures
That I wish were gone and done;
fell tne rather in no measures-
)--i-Of vacation's glorious fun..
History's dead! And play time's nearing
Whilevacation is the goal .
No more Latin'or tests fegrring
.No "condition" on your soul.
Much enjoyment and not sorrow
For the school year ends in June.
And for three months no tomorrow
Brings the lessons' dreadful tune.
,School.is long!. Vacat.ion.fleeting!
And our brains, tho tired are brave
Still with great excitement greeting
High schools close and learning's grave.
In the fighting space of battle
In the cram and joy of life
Be not like a Freshman's rattle.
Be a Junior in the strife.
Trust no teaching, however pleasant
Let the old world bury its dead
Enjoy life in the glorious present
Peace within and joy ahead.
Works of great men all remind us
We can make our work sublime
And in comfort, leave behind us
Studies for another time.
Ancient lore, in case another
Sailing o'er life's joyful main
An exempt and studious brother
Seeing, shall in bliss remain.
Let us then be up and trying
With a heart for any fate.
Stiill at grinding and not crying
f ~l' Learn to labor and to wait.

Mr. Carr-"John, why were your grades lower
in January than in December?"
John-"Oh, everything is inarked down after the
Miss Hawley: "What is the meaning to be con-
veyed in the assertion 'Freedom shrieked when
JKosciusko fell?"
i Leo-Freedom was probably what he'fell on."

Our Friends as the Classics

Portray Them.

"My lady comes at last
Timid and stepping fast
And hastening thither
With modest eyes downcast."--Marian Blake.
"A mind at peace with all below."-Eva Harris
"Vessels large may venture more
But little boats must keep near shore."-Edith
"When the proofs are present,
What need is there of words"--Catherine
"Prattles and. chatters. and poses,
Sputters and putters and prinks."-Miriam
Big, bald and daring, but not a bit dangerous.-
Mr. Christopherson.
"'hough Wisdom oft has sought. me,
I scorned the lore she brought me,
My only books
Were woman's looks,
And folly's all they've taught me." -Mr. Chris-
"A little learning is a dangerous thing."-The
"She laughs; she .rowns: there's nothing in it;
Her moods they change most every minute.".
-Ruth Hackenburg.
"After man, came woman, and she has been af-
ter him ever since."-Helen Decker.
"He has a why for every wherefore."--Arthur
"Silence never did get anyone into trouble."
-Helen Michaels.
"She never: yet was foolish that was fair."-Al-
ma Wurdemann.
"All the great people were slim, and I myself
am losing weight."-Adeline Babbitt.
"Let us. let the world agree
To profit by resembling thee."-Helen Calkins.
"If chance would have me king, why chance may
crown me."--Edna L.

'Xamination Days have come again,
'Xamination Days are here,
'Xamination Days have come because
It is that time of year.


The Sophomores
Edith Torrey-
A maid, light hearted and content.
Frank Reese--
Laugh-and the world laughs with you; weep
and you weep alone.
Helen Decker-
Helen, like a glimmering taper's light, adorns
and cheers the way.
Ida Glossin-
Hang sorrow, let's be merry.
Joe Udry-
My cry, "Arise, go forth and conquer."
Louise Watson-
If she has a fault, she has left us in doubt
For in four months, we have not found them
Will Fraser-
True to his word, his work and his friends.
: - .

The unior Class in 1911

Alma-Here are sever'd lips,
Parted with sugar breath; so:sweet a bar
Should sunder such sweet friends.
Emma-Here in her hair the painter plays the
spider and hath woven a golden mesh.
Edna-Such as I am; though for myself alone, I
would not be ambitious in'my wish, to wish my-
self much better.
Eva-Happy is this; she is not yet so old but
she may learn: happier than this she is not so dull
but she can learn.
Corinne-The beautious scarf veiling an Indian
Emannuel-'Tis much he does: and, to that
dauntless temper of his mind, he hath a wisdom
that doth guide his valor.
Ruth-My plenteous joys, wanted in fulness,
seek to hide themselves in drops:of sorrow.
Arthur-Wisdom is better than'weakness of war.
Helen-My mind to mea kindgom is.
No matter how old they are, colleges still retain
their faculties.
: hat great poet does Libbey's chipped beef re-
-mind you of? Chau-cer.


A Yankee Trick.
A crowd of English tourists were inspecting the-
locks and gates at Gatun: they walked up the floor
of the locks until they came to the gates All along
the walk they were prodding around in the holes on
the sides and bottom and snapping pictures. One
man went up to a worKman busy on the gates 'anA -,
said "'i there, what are these bloomin' 'oles for?'
"Why. don't you know?"
"Why, those holes are for submarine boats to.
come up through. They are too small to open the
gates, so they come up through those holes."
The Englishman was thoroughly convinced, went
to the crowd and said, "see. didn't I tell you 'ow
it was a-bloomin' yankee.trick."

'A teacher was questioning the class on circulato-
ry system, in physiology. "How is it James," she
said, "that when I stand on my head, all the blood
rushes to my head; why is it then that when I stand
upright all the blood does t rush to my feet."
"Well," said James thoughtfully. "your feet aret

Student-"Who originated the first geometry
Mr. C.-"Noah."
Student-"How's that ?"
Mr. C.-"Didn't he construct the arc B C?"

He that hath money and refuseth to buy the
school paper, but looketh over his neighbor's back
to see the contents thereof, is like unto an ass who,
having a manger full of straw, nevertheless nibbletkh
that of his companion's and brayeth with glee.

He-"Marie told me your hair was dyed."
She (very indignant)-"Tis false."
He-''I told her so.'

Teacher, reading-"Corporations have no soa s,:\
Bright Freshie:-"How about the shoe trust?"
-English;Teacher-"Here is an example of a com-
pound word. You see the hyphen is employed 'to.
show;relation between the two words. Now Charles,-
tell'ine why they use thehyphen in"'bird-cage."
Charles,-who had been dreaming, "Oh, for the
bird to sit on."
Florence B. has graduated from the slang wor.
"mess" and is now using "personage."


The other day a Freshman came to Miss Hawley
and naid that she had learned to punctuate. Of
course Miss Hawley was delighted and asked her
how. "Yuu see" she said, "when you write
"Hark' you put a hat pin after it, and when you
ask a question you put a button hook.

Has her left we all alone?
Us can never go to she.
Her can never come to we.
Oh! it can not ever was.

He, soulfully:-"There are a thousand stars to-
night looking down upon you."
She:-"Is my hat on straight?"

She:-"Did he say anything love-like about me?
his Friend: "Yes, he said you were pigeon toed.

She-"What did your father say, darling, when
you told him that my love is like a broad and flow-
ing river?"
He:-"He said, "Dam it!'

It sometimes happens that a man who never saw
an airship flies just as high and falls just as hard.

Push in front of a Senior.-The Seniors.
Use Slang-Miss Hawley.
Miss a school day-Mr. Carr
Come to class without your lesson-All the fac-
Make poor excuses-Ditto.
Strain your voice in singing-Mr. Jennings.
Get off a moving train-Mr. Chistopherson.
Study less than two hours on your Latin-Miss
Miss basket ball practice-The coaches.
Forget to study your Spanish-Miss Frost.

Joha--Say. Will, the fellows get awful dirty.
don't they; do you suppose they'll ever get clean?"
Will: 'Sure, what do you suppose you and I
are on the scrub team for?"

Mr. Christopherson-"Define Space."
Junior Physics Student-"Really, I just
say it out I have it in my mind."

Wheu the night is dark is LeRoy Clear?


Tourist:-"Do you like to go to high school?"
Empire pupil:-"Yes, I like going to school and
I like coining from school but its the staying there
between times that I don't approve of."

If someone wished to kiss his freshman girl
would Paul Warner?

Mr. Christopherson, on the train--"Florence
Benninger, take your seat."
Florence, quieting down-"Nothin' stirring "

Miss Hawley-"An example of the double neg-
ative, Emanuel."
Emanuel:-- I don't know none."
Mr. Carr:-"How will they use airships in war,
Joe-"Induce the enemy to go up in them."
A freshman in Gatun was reading "The scene
was laid in a small hamlet." "The scene was laid
in a small omlet." Evidently this freshie believes
that ham and eggs go together in literature as well
as in restaurants.

Three juniors were talking geometry. "Well, I
wish my dream would come true" said one. "You
know I dreamt Mr. Christopherson had a geometry
pony and I got it."
Second junior-'Well, I dreamt I got his hose."
Third junior-"I have you all beat: I dreamt I
got his goat."
Helen Michaels has applied for the position of
chief diver for the Physics class; Mr. Christopher-
son is on the Life Saving Crew.
Ida Glawson has resigned her position as Direct-
or of Hair Dressing and Adeline Babbitt has ap-
plied for it.
Mr. Carr, while on vacation had occasion to call
at the house of a neighbor late at night. He rang
the door bell. After a long wait a head was poked
out of aTsecond floor window. "Who's there?"
asked a voice.
"Mr. Carr," was the reply.
"Well," said the voice as the window banged
shut, "what do I care if you missed a car. Why
don't' you walk, and not wake up people to tell them
about it."
If Augustus shaves does Russell Barber?
Whe he visits Gatun does Mr. Frank P. Wagg?
If Mr. Carr plays tennis is it true that Miss Ida


Miss Nawley:-"What is the Hague Tribunal?"
Willie-''rhe Hague Tribunal ar-"
Miss Hawley:-"Dont' say 'The Hague Tribunal
are, Willie, use is."
Willie:-''The Hague Tribunal isbitrates national
Mr. Carr:-"John if there were eleven sheep in
a pen, and six jumped over the fence, how many
would remain in the pen?"
Puoil:-- None."
Mr. Carr:--"Oh! yes there would."
Pupil-- 'No there wouldn't, you may know arith-
metic, but you don't know sheep."
One of the many compliments bestowed upon
our protector who guides and guards us on the
train: A Tourist:-"A right smart looking man;
I wonder whom he honors in the second coach?"
Miss Hawley: "Is-there a letter for me from
Clerk at Postoffice: No ma'm."
Miss Hawley, decisively: "Then the boat isn't
in yet."
They were coming down the stairs after school

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Miss Bowles has added another "furrin" lan-
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in Guatamala where it is said, dark eyed SDanish
Dons played guitars and sang melodies under her
window. At all events, our Latin teacher under-
stands Spanish.
Alexander's ratgime band tonk a Carr for Christo-
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a Frost is not unusual. This was hugely enjoyed
for the travelers did not hesitate to Wagg their head
and hands at every way station. The engineer was
a Chinaman and he at last went on a strike, re-
marking: "Me no Hawley you anymore." After
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Bowles over the hills at a great rate. Suddenly a
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There is a young lad named Reese
Whose smiling never does cease
But once in a while
The time to beguile
He studies his lessons in peace.
"I've studied my Latin, Miss Bowles,"
This message from truthful lips rolls.
"Both early and late
I tried to translate.
But couldn't' get out of the holes.
"To help me the Sophs would fain
But they said with much disdain
'Gwan' young Reese
You should Latin cease
For you give us all a pain."
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