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VOL. V CANAL ZONE HIGH SCHOOL NO. I
William Fraser '14-Editor-in-Chief
John Lnulan '15-Business Manager
James Loulan '15-Ass't. Business
Lewis Moore '15--Athleties.
Miriam Stevens '14-Athletics.
ANCON HIGH SCHOOL
Fr.ed Whiston '15.
Jeremiah Buckley '16.
Frank Moore '17.
GATUN HIGH SCHOOL
Leslie Appleton '16-Athletics
Mary Sibert '17--Athletics.
Franklin Cummings '15.
Gabrielle Butler '16.
Maude Cheatham '17.
This, the fifth year in the history of
the Canal Zone High School, has been
one of progress and advancement, al-
though filled with hardships and ob-
stacles which were only overcome by
the undying effort set forth by the fac-
ulty. It has proved 1to be one of the
most efficient and enjoyable to all con-
nected with the institution.
At the beginning of this year thle
plans remained almost identically the
sa!ie as lliey were the previous year
with the exception of the Gatun
branch. There provision was made for
the first, second and third year pupils
;in order that pupils attending the
Junior year from the Atlantic side
would not have such a long train ride
instead of just the Freshman and Soph-
omnore terms as it was last year. How-
ever at the end of the semester the
Juniors were transferred to Ancon.
During the first half of this year,
school was held at Empire for the
Freshmen and Sopihomores in that vi-
cinity but they were also transferred
to'Ancon in February owing to the
abandonment of Empire and Las Cas-
cadas. The main school at Ancon, in
the beginning provided for all the
Seniors on the Isthmus and the pupils
of the three lower grades from towns
south of Pedro Miguel. In February
all high school pupils on the isthmus
with the exception of the two years
provided for at Gatun, attended the
Through these columns we wish to
greet our faculty all of whom are new
this year with the exception of our
principal Miss Daniels and our Latin
teacher Miss Hine. We also wish to
thank the faculty for all they have
done this year to keep the standard of
school life on the isthmus up to that
or per'hlaps above that in the States.
Iliss Reid and Mr. Flory our former
English and Science teachers left us
last year, Miss Reid returning to the
states while Mr. Flory accepted a po-
sition with the Panama Government to
teach English in the Panama National
Institute. Their respcl ive places were
ably filled by Miss Mattes who hails
'ro',n the "Pelican" state and Mr. Pe-
terson who comes from Nebraska
State University Mr. Gause, our su-
perinteidenlt and Mr. Carr, our princi-
pal, both left us last year and returned
to the States. We were very sorry to
lose thml both as they were always in-
Tereste'l in ihe welfare of the school
Iad its pupils.
We all love ani are proud of our
ipgh School and 'try n1 show our ex-
4c-lient school spirit in keeping our ac-
I.1:!Ip!ishments up to the highest pos-
silble standard. One thing that makes
us round d of our school is that. it is the
:ONLY high school that is supported
and maintained by the United States
Gfi'verlinent. We have pupils from
nineteen different states and terri-
tories of the union and From twvo for-
eiii countries, coming from every
larte town in the zone.
A tluniiuih it may [seern strange to
Vyiu lhal we too, have had a share in
the building of this canal, neverthe-
less, it is true. Have you ever stopped
to think lhow much pleasanter life has
been on the Isthmnsi because of plpa.s-
o'ras many of which resulted from the
efforts of the school-hoys and ,zirls?
TIhe high school has surely contributed
its share. We have given plays from
liinc to time. which were well received
by the people for they have always
beu 'lad to hear that the hich school
was plinnine to present another play.
The student body has been active in
oih,'r ways too. They have hold recep-
liiis. prrcramr;s, excunrsions, dances and
(cojiiii ncement exercises all of which
were rcntly enjoyed by the patrons of
the sr.-hcrl Tast year the Canal Zone
0ii.th Sclihool offered diplomas to se"en
Lrailluatei s who on enteringr their re-
s-pective cnlon_',s received full credit
,inr their vwork done on the Isthmus.
This vear we h:ive a very promiing
I;,1s otf nine which is the Inrerest g-rad-
ui :ti ug class ini our history.
.'s we look into the future of the.
('"nral Zone IHi1vh Rehool. it seems very
bright. Each and e'ery year a greater
e" rt i's p1ut forth to accomplish more,
fanll evon so our efforts have been re-
wirdlel. .Each y~ar the. number of
:iioi-hbprs hlis increased more teachers
have been added to the faculty, and
i~lre courses offered from time to time.
Ve. the students of the Canal Zone
ligh School send forth this "Zonian."
a commencement riber which repre-
sents the seventh effort of the boysi
Conscious that we have done our
beIt in sending out the records of our
days and deeds, we hope that this little
bIook may nIot prove entirely useless. in
William Fraser '14.
THE COMMENCEMENT OF 1914
The number of Seniors has been in-
creiCsin,. etarih venr in the Canal Zone
Iligh Scliool. The Class of 1914 boasts
!li larInerst number-nine graduates.
Plans have not as yet been definitely
i,;ile for the graduation exercises. The
r'r.im'rrm; will probably consist of an
addrli'ss with Snlie colos and choruses
by ihe entire' school. An effort will he
nmadti to hold the exercise in the Inter-
Peor le are always scekins something
u'inw and tile L'raduates of 1914 are no
exception. This "something new" is a
Class DaN in which every grraduate will
aiake part. besidess this Class Day,
Senior VWeek will include the Bacca-
laureaite sermon, a banquet given by
111 In il,'rela.ssmen and Commneuce-
OUR NEW HIGH SCHOOL
In Octobhr. 191-1. the Ancon High
SRc:ol will. in all probability, be out of
existence. Nevertheless those lwho have
,tt'1(ndo'l this selinool and especially
th so w.ho have graduated d will always
r-':,en:ber the Aneon school as theirs.
Iow ,ven'n one fnor-et the old buildling in
\v.ich he Iihs studied and worked and
l'a;1 fun too''
''he TTnitdl States '-nvernment has
S,!.iropriate.1 funds enough to erect a
h,:mnti rl niew huildine- in Palboa. This
torw'n \ill soon he one of the molt im-
po1ria;, places in the Canal Zone. It
is, lihen. nmo wt fitti;n that the new
s.+,ool should lie situated there, being
in ,,vervy -wav convenient to many. The
lutiilulijq will be n Iara-e, cement strue-
'llur with marnlh- hnase as the founda-
tion in e:.r'h room. Large French win-
dIws will open out on galleries which
will entirely surround the building.
The building will include the requi-
site number of class rooms, a large
a's.Imfnblv anil a well equipped labora-
1ory. It is certain that this new high
school will easily compare in comfort,
benity and usefulness wilith similar
!iildinrs throughout the States. The!
high school boys and girls express
rheir appreciation to Uncle Sam for
tins gift and will endeavor to do all in
their p'ov:-', to make such a building
PROF. A. R. LANG
Due to the unswerving efforts of
those on the Istlfnms who are interest-
ed in education, the scloidls of the Can-
al Zone are keeping' up to a standard
equal to any in the States. Among this
number of interested ones is Superin-
tendent A. R. Lang of Nebraska.
Superintendent La ne beie'n hils. work
on the Isthmus in 1913. He came to
us well qualified for his work here. In
1909 he received his A. B. degree from
the Nelrask a Wesl yan University and
in 1912 he received his A. M. degree
from the University of Nebraska.
His former work was done in the
states of Nebraska and Wyoming. In
1909-1910 he was principal of the Wav-
orly High School, Lincoln, Nebraska.
In the summer of 1913 he was instruct-
fir in Teac.lhers' Institutes in Wyoming.
IHe had begun his work at Douglas for
She new year when appointed to the
Although fMr. Lang has come to a
land where climatic as well as educa-
tional conditions are different from
hose to which he has l-t et accustomed,
he very quickly learned the most im-
;meP'iatt n,-ods of the Canal Zone
schuls and has already made such
changes as have. bettered the whole
In looking forward towards the fu-
ture we can readily see that our
school l system under the able supervi-
sion of Superintendent Lang, will be
one that all patrons of the schools
will be proud to call their own.
It is with great pleasure that the pu-
pils of the Canal Zone High Schools
dedicate their Zonian of 1913-1914 to
Supt. Lang the friend of the pupils and
THE ANCON HIGH SCHOOL RE-
A bustling, merry crowd. of boys and
,girls g ;nl!ered together one afternoon
in the assembly room.
"Do be quiet," Miss Daniels said,
'"how can I hear anything with all this
confusion9" Everybody took his seat
for a few moments to watch the play
which she was rehearsing. The i'-om
v,,as quiet when suddenly son.' one
re'i-1 out "There are the boys, I hear
.John's voice." 3Miss Daniels gn'.:- uip
in despair for everyone ran to watch
the boys drag upstairs the palms All
had offered their service to get palms
for that meant a half holiday. For
cutting palms out in the jungle for
fr.rr hours in the hot sultry sun offered
a much greater attraction than two
recitation periods in the cool school-
afterr the play was rehearsed every
(one helped wifih' the decoration of the
'4 THE ZONIAN
assembly room. True, more gave di-
rections and looked after the general
-fleect, thun really worked, but it was
lnished it last. The room !oke.l very
pretty. The palms formed a dark Lrcen
background for the bright bury;unLvlla
aniu the pennants, which hung LJu'lter-.
ing in the breeze. The Doe.or-ition Cfom-
ma.tee was certainly jiustieu'n in lein,
proud nf its work. Eer'y now- and
then one heard such expressions as
ti'is, "Do you suppose t'bere will be
enough cake and will we get all the ice
cream we can eat?" Anxious thoughts
thcoe! You perhaps are asking what
wxa the cruse of all this hnrry, decora-
ti,,n and rehearsing. Haven't I told
-r-.u that the Ancon High School was
gi",ing a reception Friday afternoon
March the twentieth?
This day dawned bright and gave
p.wminse of continuing so. Noon came
aind all the girls disappeared to
'lprimp" so the boys said. At two
o'cloek all the boys and girls had re-
turned and the guests were beginning
to arrive. The reception committee
deserves rerdit for the grace with
viiiclh thev welcomed the guestss and
saw, that all were comfortable.
The program was opened by the
sni]f' "Greetinfs" which all sang with
ilnulcual enthusiasm. Four girls, our
zu.astc, from Qatun gave a very little
dance. A resume of the events of the
sciiool year was read by Joe Udry.
Helen SwineVhart played the "Shep-
herd's Goodnir-ht" very beautifully on
.her violin and Marpruerite Criley sanog.
afterr a duet by Marion Blake and Dor-
othy MfTaonluson, Mr. Lang, our new su-
perintendent gave a short address. A
very amusineO and clever little play
,;qilPd "Six Cups of Chocolate" finish-
"d thie program. The girls taking part
in this little onc--a-t. play were Dor-
otl.v aMagnusn, Blossom Compton,
Eleanor Comber, Gladys Mergendollar,
r:Eher Frances. Mildred Herman and
Ethel Otis. They more than covered
1lhimelvcc with elory, each interpret-
ilh her part most excellently.
den". Light rofreshfnents,, consisting
of ice cream and home-made cakes
were served to about one hundred and
twenty-five guests. Every one enjoyed
the afternoon and on every side were
heard hearty wishes for the welfare of
the Ancon High School.
Franke Reisner '15.
"A POOR FRESHMAN."
Fred Whiston '15
A\ poor Freshy, may his tribe decrease,
Awoke one day from a quiet dream of
And sa.w within the larLre Assembly
The tea'.her writing in her record
Exceeding peace had made poor
A}.n- to the teacher in the room he said,
~"hat writes thou?" The teacher
raised her head.
And with a voice made of all sweet
"Thb- nuanws of those who from exemp-
lions have not been barred,"
"And 's mine one?" said thbe Freshy,
"Nay not so,"
Replied the teacher. Freshy spoke more
"Then write me as one who cares not
for his work."
'The teacher wrote and next day read
q he names of those whom poor marks
And lo! A poor Freshy's name led all
An English tourist while on a tour
of inspection of the Gatun locks asked
of a workman the following question:
"Say, old chap, who keeps the keys
to these big locks?"
Martin, in Rhetoric-"I is going to
the swimming pool this afternoon."
Mi'-s Pratt-" 'I is' is not correct in
any sense of tihe word."
Martin-"Yes, Miss Pratt. it is. You
can say 'I is a pronoun' and 'I is a let-
ter in the alphabet.' "
THE ZONIAN 5
A RIP VAN WINKLE IN PANAMA
Esther Francis '15
This Rip Van Winkle, unlike the one
who frequented the hills of New York,
was ecustomed to haunt the rolling
hills of Panama.
One bright day in 1877 when the
French were busy in their project for
the canal. Rip slowly ascended Ancon
Hill, at the Pacific side of Panama.
His dog faitthifully followed him and by
the time they reached the top they
were fairly exhausted.
They lay down on the soft carpet of
green, covered by the blue sky and
fanned by tropical trees and bushes.
Watching the fluffy white clouds slow-
ly Rsail across the sky, and lulled by the
steady rumbling of the dredges, which
were then working in the canal, Rip
was ,thinking of the great task under-
taken by the French people.
Rip was an engineer, and was there-
fore wondering and puzzling at many
questions, which have likewise wor-
ried and puzzled many another man in
the carrying out of this great plan.
And so, sleepily thinking of the great
honor to be attained he slowly passed
There they lay, for half a century,
fanned by summer winds, and washed
by tropical rains.
Then one morning, as bright and
pleasant as the one on which he had
f1 llen asleep. he suddenly salt up, rub-
bing his eves in a dared manner.
He heard a strange noise like the
swishing of water and looking north-
ward. he nearly fell backward in sur-
prise as he saw a giant war-boat lifted
in the air by some invisible power, over
a huge concrete wall, and then calmly
dropped down into the water on the
other side. Rip was dumbfounded.
He rubbed his eyes, then closed them,
thinking he was disillusioned. But the
wonderful sight still remained.
At the same time he heard a whir-
ring in the air and looking upward
saw a mere speck in the sky. He first
thought it was a big buzzard, very
common in Panama. but suddenly it
made a huge dip in the air, hesitated a
moment and then sailed up again into
the sky, like a great bird.
Slowly and painfully Rip descended
the hill. But when he reached the bot-
tom he was alarmed to find himself
in wholly un familiar surroundings.
What before had been a quiet and
sleepy town was now a city, bustling
with life and activity. What were be-
fore poor huts and hovels, were now
splendid, big houses. Large stores
were now everywhere and everything
was equipped with modern improve-
Slowly he walked around the streets
and finally found himself on a scene of
great excitement. On the ground he
saw one of those strange looking ob-
jects which he had seen flying around
in the sky. He heard some one call it
an airship equipped for war, and saw
that forts now covered the hillsides on
which he had formerly roamed. He
also heard t!he mystery of the ship and
invisible power explained as the won-
derful mechanism of the Pedro Miguel
Locks. This then signified that the
great canal was completed. Rip was
about to hurrah and shout for the
French when he heard some one say
that it took the Americans to do it! !
This explained it then; the forts were.
American not French. The canal had
been completed, not by his beloved
France, but by America.
Rip was sick from disappointment
and fear of the new activity in Pana-
ma. He struggled up Ancon Hill for
lthe last time and just as another boat
was being raised in tlhe Pedro Miguel
Locks, marking a new era of progress,
Rip again passed into oblivion but this
time never again to awaken.
Consternation and despair-emo-
tions expressed in the faces of the
Gatun teachers when they heard that
the swimming pool was on fire.
A TOAST FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL.
Here's to those who are leaving;
Also to those who must stay;
When they all are gone from here,
God help them on their way.
HIere's to those who are leaving
And to those who must remain;
In another enterprise
May we all meet again.
6 THE Z.ONIAN
A TRIP FROM CRISTOBAL TO
Irwin Buser, '17.
At ten o'clock on the morning of
January 25, 1914, about forty people
boarded the U. S. tug "La Boca," and
steamed from the docks at Cristobal
for the town of Gatun, situated about
seven miles from the Atlantic en-
trance to the Panama Canal; it is
there that the Gatun Locks are sit-
We entered the first chamber at
eleven o'clock. The gates were
closed behind us and we were in the
first lock of the Panama Canal. The
water was let into the locks thru an
eighteen foot culvert. It took fifteen
minutes before we were raised to the
level of the second lock and could be
passed on thru the gates. The gates
were again closed and the water
came into the locks in currents and
swirls. In fifteen minutes more we
passed into the third lock. We went
thru the same process there, ,,and
after the same length of time we
emerged into Gatun Lake.
The tug steamed over to the dock
at Gatun and picked up the sight-
seeing barge built for the accommo-
dation of tourists. After it had been
securely tied alongside of the tug, we
started on our trip thru Gatun Lake.
This lake is 85 feet above sea-level
and has an area of 164 square miles.
Steaming thru the lake is a pleasing
experience. One can hear every now
and then a tree fall into the water
with a loud splash and see the forms
of dying cocoanut trees and other
tropical vegetation to right and left.
At Bohio, we saw the mansion of
former Governor Melendes, of Colon,
and the site of the French Locks.
Every few hundred rods we passed a
light house that stood out in the sun-
light against the green hills. At
about three o'clock we came to the
former town of Gorgona, where the
houses were in the water up to the
The sight-seeing barge was dropped
at Gamboa, the site of the Gamboa
Dike, which was blown up by Presi-
dent Wilson on Oct. 10, 1913, from
the White House.
The tug proceeded from thence into
Culebra Cut, where steam shovels
have been laboring for over thirty
years in the endeavor to build a
canal from the Atlantic to the Paci-
fic. We passed Cucaracha Slide at
3:50 p. m. We arrived at Paraiso at
4:45, having traveled from Cristobal
to Paraiso thru the Panama Canal.
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HIGH SCHOOL PICNIC.
Dorothy Magnuson, '14.
After a strenuous week for some
who struggled with the mid-year
"exams" it seemed fit to end it by
having a beach party at Bella Vista
on Friday, February 20, the last day
of the first semester.
Bella Vista is a fine bathing beach
on the Pacific Coast just a few min-
utes ride from the city of Panama.
The tropical sun lends warmth to the
water (as well as sunburn to our
faces) so it is a great pleasure in
Panama to go swimming in February
while our brothers and sisters in the
States continue to don their heavy
On this particular day, we Ancon-
ites met in the school house on
the hill at 1 o'clock. After all had
assembled, we scurried down the hill
as quickly as possible to get the car
just coming into view.
It took but a short time to get to
our destination, and, oh! what relief
to be near the water and to feel the
cool breeze. Not a thing breathed of
school. Exams were forgotten and
only of pleasure did we think. As
quickly as possible we donned our
bathing suits. Never were the waves
higher. We were tossed about like
small chips. Miss Daniels and Mr.
Peterson chaperoned us, but neither
one joined us in the water, for Mr.
Peterson said he did not know how
to swim and Miss Daniels was kept
very busy guarding the girls' jewelry
and casting an ever-watchful eye out
to sea. It was with much difficulty
that we were finally persuaded to
leave the water after several hours
of delightful swimming.
Have you ever been in swimming?
Then you must know how hungry we
boys and girls were and how quickly
TIIE ZONIAN 7
the sandwiches, cake and lemonade
disappeared. But pleasure must end.
In Panama trains wait for no man, so
promptly at 5:30 p. m. Miss Daniels
gathered her flock together. Another
ride in the car soon reaching Panama,
where some of us took the 6 o'clock
train, the rest the 7:30 train. We all
enjoyed a most happy day, and
though we were very. tired we felt
the day had been well worth while,
only regretting that a few of our class
mates could not be with us.
THE NYMPH OF THE CHAGRES.
By Blanche Larcom, '16.
I sat at sunset on the banks of that
beautiful old river, Chagres, dream-
ing of the legend of Panama. The
jungle formed great green screens,
shutting the river from all view, ex-
cept that of the bright flowers that
bloomed along the banks, the birds
that twittered in nearby trees, and
the golden sunbeams that sifted
through the wild tangle. Looking
around I saw many of God's tiny
creatures at work, and, the wonder of
it all thrilled me. Gazing into the
river, I began to quote from Gilbert's
Beyond the Chagres river,
'Tis said, (the story's old),
Are paths that lead to mountains
Of purest virgin gold.
"'Tis true," a voice behind me cried.
Turning, I saw a man, white-bearded,
longhaired, bent and .stooped with
age. He appeared as one who had
weathered many a summer of toil
"P'raps so, but no one knows," I
"I do," he answered, "some one
told me so."
"Listen! Once, maybe many years
ago, or maybe just a few, I stood
here thinking of the glory my na-
tion, France, would gain in years to
come when she had finished her great
canal. I looked about the river; and,
glancing towards that small neck of
land (he pointed to a small point
grown with tall reeds.) I saw,
standing in the heart of the reeds,
the most beautiful woman ever
created. Her long golden tresses
glistened in the sunlight, her bright
face was like an angel's, her eyes were
as azure as the heavens, and her lips
were as red as coral. She came to
me, touched my arm lightly and
'Beyond the Chagres river
Beyond the jungles old,
Are paths that lead to mountains
Of purest virgin gold.'
"Then she beckoned to me and was
gone. I could not choose but follow.
"I never saw her again; but, ever
since I have followed every trail I
came to, on, and on, and on, through
these horrid jungles where a thou-
sand slimy things creep, and crawl;
on through the days, months and
years I have wandered.
"I wandered on, and oftimes I was
so hungry and exhausted that I would
have to lie in the rain all night and
almost freeze, even in this tropical
"I met the kings of different tribes
of Indians and told them of my vision.
They all gazed in wide-eyed wonder
and said it was true. They offered
sacrifices to my Lady and helped me
in the search.
"Every once in a while I came
back here, but always in vain. The
lady never appeared again. Far and
wide I have searched and will search
till I find the gold and am crowned
by my nymph, the queen of the
He was filled with emotion, his
eyes were even brighter and his
face was turned to the hills beyond
the Chagres. He bade me farewell
and wandered off in the direction of
Heard from a tourist while cross-
ing Gatun Lake:
"I don't see how they ever ran a
railroad track through this lake."
Miss Daniels-"From now on, no
boy shall under any circumstance sit
with a girl on the trains. Now come
on girls, the rule does not apply to
you, so take your choice."
18 THE ZONIAN
Blossom Compton, '14.
In an old inland town in Ecuador,
rarely visited by foreigners, where
the people are as proud and aristocra-
tic as they are ignorant of the world,
there are many strange and interest-
ing customs about which the rest of
the civilized world knows nothing.
Perhaps the most unique is that of
the night beggars known as "Vergon-
zantas." At a late hour of the night
women dressed in black and heavily
veiled, sit on the lower steps of the
richest houses, or under the windows,
singing mornful little ballads in a
minor key. Nobody knows who they
are, and there is usually some story
or mystery connected with each one.
Older persons of the family are
usually very generous with them. If
the children are awake, they are
terror stricken, while the servants
after their work is done sit around the
kitchen telling strange stories of
noble ladies who were poor and had to
steal away at a late hour to beg a liv-
ing, or of witches who took that form
for some evil purpose.
Notwithstanding the dangerous
trip to this town, (for it is in the very
heart of the Andes), there was one
American, Gordon Morris, who, partly
on business and partly on pleasure,
had ventured to take this trip and
spend some time in this city. As there
was no hotel, he had been fortunate
enough to find accommodations in one
of the most quaint and luxurious resi-
dences of the town. His meals were
served to him in his room, and he was
visited frequently by the master of
the house, but he never saw the rest
of the family, for it is not the custom
for ladies to appear in public, except
for early mass and Gordon was never
awake at this hour. He had very
often heard the "Vergonzantas" at a
distance, and Mr. Mendoza, his host,
had told him who they were, but Gor-
don had never thought very much of
it, until one night when he was read-
It was a beautiful night, the moon
was just rising above a cluster of
snow peaked mountains and volcanoes
and the rest of the world seemed to be
asleep. Suddenly he heard a beauti-
ful voice singing mournfully under
his window. He looked out into the
garden and saw a black form under a
large Eucaliptus tree.
He listened to the enchanting voice
for a little while, then, realizing that
she was begging, he threw her a coin,
and instantly she disappeared as if
she were a vision. Night after night
she came and Gordon always waited
for her. One night he ventured to
say, "Who are you ?" but as soon as
she heard his voice she seemed to
vanish, so ever afterwards he listened
to her in silence, always wondering
who it was that had such a sweet
voice. Sometimes he thought himself
in a dream.
At last he was preparing to return
home and was waiting for this sere-
nader for the last time. His trunks
were parked and he sat thinking of
the beautiful voice that would come
and sing beneath his window with no
one to listen. "I wish I knew who
she is," he said almost aloud when
Mr. Mendoza entered. "Mr. Gordon,"
he said, "you have been here very long
and have never seen my gardens and
the park. Come now and see them."
Gordon gladly accepted and followed
Mr. Mendoza down the steps into the
most beautiful garden he had ever
He heard a rustle among the bushes
and turning he saw a most charming
little brunette girl about sixteen
years old, dressed in a simple white
dress. Her long wavy black hair was
flowing loose over her shoulder, but
what impressed Gordon more was a
look from her two large, dark eyes.
Gordon caught his breath, but she
was gone. Mr. Mendoza noticed his
surprise and said, "That is my daugh-
ter Rosita. She is very bashful for
she is not allowed to meet strangers.
Posit.! Rosita," he called, but she
did not answer.
Aftrr his walk he returned to his
room wondering about the strange
things which happened in that land.
He was so occupied with his thoughts
that he h-d not noticed the little In-
dian girl who brought in his dinner.
"How did this get here?" he said.
"I must be in some enchanted
house. I wonder if I can get away ?"
Then he noticed a little envelope on
the table by his lunch. He opened it
and read the letter:
I do not know your name but I have
heard you are going away and I am
very sorry. I am Rosita, the
daughter of your host but my
mother would not let me see you, and
curiosity led me one night to dress up
and sing at your window. After
that I could not stay away, and al-
wv -ys waited impatiently for the hour
when everybody would go to sleep so
I could come out and sing. Now my
father says you are going away so I
wanted to say good-bye.
Do not forget your
"Shall I take this trunk next ?" said
the Indian as he came into the room.
"No," answered Gordon to the
astonished Indian. "Bring the others
back, for I am not going."
THE LOCKS OF THE PANAMA
Arthur Farrell, '16.
There are six double locks in the
Panama Canal; three pairs at Gatun,
which have a lift of eighty-five feet;
one pair at Pedro Miguel, with a lift
of thirty and one-third feet; and two
pairs at Miraflores, with a combined
lift of fifty-four and two-thirds feet
at mean tide. Thus the six locks
have a combined lift of one hundred
and seventy feet. The usable dimen-
sions of all six are the same, i. e. one
thousand feet long and one hundred
and ten feet wide. Each lock is a
separate chamber, with wall and floor
of concrete, and mitering gates at
The side walls are from forty-five
to fifty feet wide at the surface of
the floor. They are perpendicular
on the face, and narrow from a point
twenty-four and one-third feet above
the floor to a width of eight feet at
The middle wall is sixty feet wide,
approximately eighty-one feet high,
and each face is vertical. At a point
forty-two and one-third feet above
the surface of the floor and fifteen
feet above the top of the middle cul-
vert, this wall divides into two
parts, leaving a space down the center
much like the letter U, nineteen feet
wide at the bottom and forty-four
feet at the top. In this "U" space is
a tunnel, divided into three galleries,
the lowest of which is used for drain-
age, the middle for the wires carrying
the electric current to operate the
gate and valve machinery, and the
upper as a passage way for the
The lock gates are steel structures
seven feet wide, sixty-five feet long
and from forty-seven to eighty-two
feet high. They weigh from three
hundred and ninety tons to seven
hundred and thirty tons each. The
leaves are structural steel, with a
sheathing of steel riveted to the
girder work. Each leaf is divided
horizontally into two watertight com-
partments. The lower leaf is water
tight for the purpose of making each
leaf so buoyant that it floats on the
water and relieves the great strain
upon the bearing by which it is
hinged to the wall. The watertight
compartments are sub-divided into
three sections, each independently
w'v tertight. This is done in case the
shell should be broken. The airshaft
is twenty-six inches in diameter and
runs thru the bottom compartment to
the top; this is also watertight.
The object of the intermediate
gate s is to save time and water. They
can be used in locking small vessels
to the required elevation without
utilizing the entire locks, being so
placed as to divide the locks into
chambers six hundred and four hun-
dred feet respectively. Ninety-five per
cent of the vessels now navigating the
h',-h seas are less than six hundred
The locks are filled and emptied
thru a system of culverts. One cul-
vert, two hundred and fifty-four
square feet in area of cross-section,
extends the entire length of the mid-
dle wall and the side walls. From
each of these large culverts, there are
several smaller culverts, thirty three
to forty-four square feet in area,
10 TIE ZONTAN
which extend under the floors of the
locks and communicate with the lock
chambers thru holes in the floor.
When filling the locks, the valves at
the upper end are opened and the
lower valves are closed. The water
then flows from the upper pool thru
the large culvert into small lateral
culverts and hence thru the holes in
the floor into the lock chamber. In
emptying a lock, the valves at the
upper end are closed and those at the
lower end opened. The later then
flows into the lower lock in a like
manner. It takes on an average, fif-
teen minutes to fill and empty a lock.
It could be done in less time, but this
would necessitate such a sudden
opening of the valves, that disturbing
currents would be created in the
locks and approaches.
The time required to pass a boat
thru all the locks is about three
hours; one hour and thirty minutes
at Gatun, and the same time in the
locks at the Pacific side. The time re-
quired to pass a vessel thru the en-
tire Canal is about twelve hours, ac-
cording to the size and the rate of
speed of the vessel.
MADAME DE LASSUS.
In this land, where one who has a
knowledge of Spanish will be able to
successfully make his way, a good
Spanish teacher is considered a rare
possession. Such a possession have
the pupils of the Ancon High School
in the person of Madame de Lassus,
their French and Spanish teacher.
Her instructions are not those of a
person taught in a university, with-
out a true knowledge of the language
itself, but they are those of a person
skilled in the language. Her lessons
are conducted just as if she were
carrying on conversations with her
The Spanish and French classes are
very popular and through the good
work of Madame de Lassus, the
American children of our schools
have an opportunity to learn a langu-
age that will be most beneficial to
them during their stay on the
isthmus, where they come in daily
contact with a Spanish-speaking peo-
The pupils are indeed grateful that
they are so fortunate in having Ma-
dame de Lassus with them.
Heard in the civics class:
Mr. Peterson-"What is meant by
Ruth M.-"It's a place where they
take pictures of criminals."
* * *
Mr. Peterson-"What is the 'com-
Eleanor C.-"It's a book by Robert
Teacher-"What happened to Sir
Thomas Moore ?"
Wise Pupil-"Lost his head."
(ONCEPTION OF PORT I.OLRNZO
i ade. eh eatdhw
THE COMPLETION OF THE PAN-
James Loulan, '14.
When Charles V ordered a survey
to be made of the country between
the Chagres River and the Pacific, or,
as it was then called, the South Sea,
preparatory to constructing a canal,
the governor of Panama informed the
emperor that the project could only
have been advised by a man of scanty
intellect, for no prince, however pow-
erful he might be, was capable of
accomplishing a union between the
two oceans in a region so mountain-
ous and wild. That was in the six-
teenth century. No doubt at that
tICe it was impossible. Yet it is sig-
nificant, in as much as it recognized
the need of such a waterway, and the
tremen:'ous difficulties involved in
We, of the twentieth century-aft-
er the world has waited four hundred
years-have seen the realization of
that dream-the accomplishment of
that gigantic task which for the past
decade has absorbed the labor and en-
ergies of great numbers of men. For,
with the Cucaracha slide as the only
impediment throughout its entire
length-this is no hindrance to the
progress of smaller vessels the
canal is now looked upon as com-
pleted. By July, it is thought, this
barrier will have been so far removed
as to permit the ships of all nations
to journey through.
The six pairs of locks, three at
Gatun, one at Pedro Miguel and the
remaining two pairs at Miraflores,
have already been put into operation
for the passage of tugs and dredges
engaged in clearing the channel
through Culebra cut. At the present
time, with the exception of minor re-
pairs, installing lights, and other
minutiae, the locks are finished.
When the canal is opened they will
be prepared to meet all demands re-
quired of them.
Two breakwaters, one from Balboa
to Naos Island, and the other extend-
ing out from Toro Point on the Atlan-
tic end, make a safe harborage for
any ships which, for some reason,
may be delayed in their trip through
the canal. A third breakwater, not
yet started, will assist the Toro Point
breakwater in protecting ships an-
chored in Colon Harbor from the vio-
lent storms which sweep down from
The above short sketch gives some
small idea of what has been done in
an engineering way-a volume could
hardly give it justice-but it is wrong
to rate the work in Panama as an en-
gineering feat alone. The world is
interested in still another phase of
this great undertaking-sanitation.
This has made the canal possible; it
has turned a tropical pest hole into a
place capable of being inhabited by
people other than the natives. The
practical value of the canal can be
measured in dollars and cents; what
sanitation has done is inestimable-
human life cannot be considered in a
mercenary sense. In addition to the
benefits attained in Panama by the
pursuit of sanitary methods an exam-
ple is set for other tropical countries
to follow. It is only a question of
time before these methods, altered
slightly to suit local conditions will
transform vast areas of now pestilen-
tial territories, thereby rendering a
more valuable service to mankind
than the canal itself.
After the first great ship has been
raised from the Atlantic Ocean into
Gatun Lake, thence passed through
the Culebra cut, and finally lowered
into the Pacific, a new epoch will have
its birth Columbus' long-sought
quest, the new route to India, found.
Then the Panama Canal will stand
forth the great monument to the
genius and progress of the twentieth
First Junior (in geometry) -
"Move aside; we can't see your
Second Junior-"You don't want to
see the work; you want to see my
Mr. Peterson-"What is a will?"
Mildred-"A will is a statement
made by a dead man in regard to his
property and real estate."
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-- ... : . -
L.\vis Moore '15.
ji1rh seciol t earil ha1ve t,.men or;'in-
I,,*! tlls ye ar in baseball and basket-
liall and Iq 1ilyhe an indoor baseball team
will be ,r'fui l/i,'d. At An,-.,i whlire
the main high school is sitiate It there
is neither a Ilsiebii l dii1nnond nor a
Suxll'na.lulll, ;nl as their members of 1he
'eilins are slittered i c i'roiicuhout the
zone, tea.Im practice i, inlllps,'ille. How-
ever, intere;tini- pallnes in baseball and
iiikethiall have been played.
ui,~st year the IMi,.h Schorl lhad no,
hbasl.etball team for the first time since
it was colnsnlidaLted. Put this year a
vrev -oon tean was ont'Llniyedt. Udrvl
;:11d W. F,-'aer of the p1re.sellt five were
!I'.-I'l1irs of the team two years ago
Whll:e .\. lraser, John T.iulan and F.:r-
!rel are iiw-' pyil'qcrs, Tw\o !'nllles lhive
i.-p p1;i~yel. an[d l:iter _'anies may lie
'irriinle',l A itll the P;ina nml i Tnstitute,
'Ind lil (' l"'i::;,I W ilr lli_. 6 )v"ys.
Tl. A. rst .il-cttl;il l 'l.-:li. of the sea-
*.n ui pla,.,1 on Jmnminarv 31, 1914 ;at
', ist ani ; .iin.i -t the wiil- in-e 1o\'.s
i :an Il.- Y. .\1. C. of that jpl-we. The
I i ,i.. -ver" i.\'.i-ily nle;I ll 1 and a v',rv
,-lie ;,1 ': e,:ifii.l ,-' ,ne w' as ihe re-
-.t T h,. Iliph S.r li,,,l irinlii tli,.d >,v
tfii, serre of 10 to 9. At the end of the
'r t Il ;i1'' C ri t., l w ;i. 1,i 1in,.i tli'.'
.s,,,, 1,r,.1i 5 to 4. In thl s ro, nl, half,
the Ihi'.1h ,i.-i i l i v'di ; pIointS to -1 for
"Tri tnh;l. B 1th teams I 1 ie ,, 1 I hard
though lt ihe u'itle. The follow in:
iS a .1i1Jeni ary Of til" Ctlil"me
X-fiedi! uo;J O-foul uLmal 1--',ol
con i itteI.
(. Z. II. s.
J. !.,mlan R. F
V. Fr;aer I. F. 0
A. 'Fra:er (. X 1
J. 1.'l eI\ 1'. ( .
A. Fan Iel L. 1;. 1
.Aht,,n F. X.
Phrnillev L.F. 0 1
D Ravtinnd C. 1 1
V e, hlo r R. i;. X
F. airniond I. 1.
1 11 1
J. LmOIin R. F. N 1 A 'htn R.F.X 1 1
W. Fra,,> L[F.0 1 1 1 WarlI'rtn L F X
.. FrU.r ('. X (0 1 ] I D.'i3ud (C.1 1 1
*. ',r i\v 1. G. 1 \Vehs!' H.( ;.G1
Farrl,1I L. 4(. 1 PF '.uri'l T..c;.l 1
Fin1111 cI.o --. Z. 11. } .. 1]0. Clristo-
I', flr.ee- irittin. Ilal'es 15 minu-
The tenni went to C;atnn on Felirn-
Sr.' T ildl pl-ived a Y. M1. C'. lean
lli,''. T'he Ilie'-h lSchool had expePted
to il;)\ n;iv .rnior teani1, hlt was met by
a S,,ior tami ann w;; ,1fe.,ite'! by the
s.eo0 O'f IS In ti 111 fi h1al" ('-.Itun
piIv n1 1) 1 points ti thle T illh Scholol 's
lit in th:. sier-ond half ithe IIi'-h
Sclii,,l nIl.'ie,1 :i uiu'I li letter defensive
',ii ,I lIli in tlie filst hnit and held
THE ZONIAN 21
Gatun to 3 points. however they could
only score three points themselves. A
number of entlihsiastic C. Z. H. S.
rooters were in evidence at each game.
The .;,~itall season this year was
not quite as exciting as last year. The
tIwo strongest teams last year were Em-
pire and Ancon. Each of these nines
was composed chiefly of high school
players although a few grammar ,.h,,ol
boys were on each team. These two
oltclassel all other school or working.
bovs' teams. A series of five games
was played between them. Each team
w\on two games and the fifth game re-
sulted in a 5-inning' 0 to 0 tie, the
game being called on account of rain.
Then the rainy season set in and no
more ga wI could be played. Ancon
el' imed the championship, because it
played and won one more game than
This year Ancon and Empire \ere
the strongest 't'iims again. It was
Pareed to play a series of gaine, be-
twe en them, the team first winning-
four g;i.un's to 1Wold the championship.
The first game of the series was play-
ed on Janunary 10th, 1914 at Empire.
It resulted in a hard fought victory for
Empire by the score of 11 to 8. The
batteries were IHolleran and I. Moore
for Empire, Penman and Dorson for
Aneon. Empire got 11 hits and Ancon
9. Ilolleran struck out sixteen men.
The second game was staged at Cor-
oza! on January 17th. Aneon won 7
to 5i-- a close game. W. Loulan pitch-
ed a fine game for Ancon. allowing 6
hits and 2 earned runs. IHolleran for
lEmpnire allowed 9 hits and 5 earned
The next game was the hardest
fought in the whole series. It was
fought out at Empire on January -31.
E'.npire took the lead by scoring 4
ruins in the first inning, but Ancon soon
overcame this lead and forged, ahead
until at the l:iit half of the ninth the
score stood 11 to 6 in Ancon's favor.
Then after two men were out, W. Lou-
kIn, the Ancon pitcher, suddenly weak-
(ned, and five earned runs were driven
home by a fierce rally. Penman was
put in the box with the score tied and
the winning run cam-Je in on an error,
E'ifpire coming out victorious by the
score of 12 to 11. Holleran and L.
Moore were the batter:. for Emipire.
Thie fourth game was played at Coro-
zal on February 21. Empire won rath-
er easily 10 to 7. The battery for Em-
rire was ETi'-ll:e, Iolleran and Holler-
an and L .Moore. for Ancon Pniiuianl,
W. ILoulan and J. Loulan and Dorson.
The final game of the series was
played at Corozal on March 7. Empire
won easily by the score of 11 to 5. The
gamni wa\ called at the end of the
eighth inning. Ilolleran pitched a fine
game for Empire and W. Lioulan also
pitched a good game for Ancon but his
support was weak. In the fourth in-
ning' Whiston knocked a home run for
Aneon and in the sixth, Tdry did the
same for Empire. These were the on-
ly home runs of the series and with
two home runs for Empire against Co-
rozal on February 14 by F. Moore and
J. UJdry are the only home runs of
the season to date.
Empire now holds the championship.
Tken man' for man, the two teams
seem to have about equal playing
strength, but the series established the
fact that as a team, Empire is superior
to Aneon. Empire has a first rate
pitcher and a capable catcher in Iol-
leran and L. Moore. F. Moore, Duncan,
En2gelke and J. Udry make a reliable
infield. Third baseman Udry and
shortstop Engellke are the heavy hitters
of the team. F. Moore plays a very
good fielding game at first. The out-
field is ,taken care of by Buckley, Hom-
iline and Parsons or Lewis.
Ancon has two good pitchers in W.
Loulan and Penman and an able catch-
er in Dorson. Whiston at first base is
a strong and timely hitter and Ellen-
wo';d holds down second in fine style.
Tlhe rest of the team has been con-
sta'itly shifted. James Loulan. Finn,
Pejnmiar and Ward have all taken mturnsm
at playing either short or third. Green
is the only regular outfielder, the other
two outfield positions being filled at
different times by W. Loulan, J. Lon-
lan, Mlitten and Ward.
'"2. THE ZONIAN
A 'ame may be arranged later be-
tween the Panama Institute and a team
ilorved by combiuinin- Empire and An-
* * *
ATHLETICS FOR THE GIRLS
AMiriam Stevens '14
Thie airls who have comn to the
Istimus friom all over the United States
1', I the need of something to do. One
oIt heir neeslsaor functions is to take
exercise. This is very necessary to do
away with Snnthern lainess andi to re-
new the enerr'y that is stolen from us
,by ti l h at of the tropical sun. Among
tlhe main forms of exercise are tennis,
horselack rlding, swimming_' and walk-
The girls of the Canal Zone hi,_h
school.( did not take a very active ;lrt
in athletics during the first semester
due to various changes in the schools
and to a l'pk of enthusiasm. The Datun
Sirl wAere allowed the use of the Y.
3I. C. A. Eymnasium on r day in the
\,erk. They played basket ball. prac-
ticed on the parallel hars. lhad vymnas-
tic exercises and were learning" some
very interestinLh folk dances, hut on
,recnlnt of lack of attendance, thiir
i1meetin. s were diiscon1tinued.
It was quite late ill the first semester
* when the uirls of Ancon Tlieh School
beanme interested in basket-ball. Ev-
ery Wednesday afternoon, the girls
-hliuproneid by hMiss Mattes iourney to
C('rozal Y. M1. C. A., the only available
r llasiumln. The Aneon dirls are pro-
vid,1.l with padsss and IMr Dwell of
Ci'i,.ai assists the .irls in all of their
gu;llrlc.i and exercises.
Tl'ih ta i'ml have not been organized
due to irroeuilar a rtendinc.e. Man of
the players are new b)lt leingl very
i1.i,']i iilitT'rr'l iln Iaisket- nll. tlhey
phla v\Iil ith vi-2er that inakes cood
It is to tlio interest and welfare of
t'ie .\neon TiLdh li I l tliat the -irls of
th-t in itifuliion 1 iv'e a _,it.ntl team that
can ch;aillrn.i, nlr.r l t.;lIm to a 2"allle.
'li J .'rj'irj li-iv'( 1li' int ri;11 an11 w e
urge all interr..t ,ld in athleti's. to come
ti he l aiin's ;ind work up school spirit
in our schooll.l
T9'.- irl.s' lU sot-h;ll ,am which
was discontinued for a time will re-
(ort61.izie Tuesday. March 17, under the
direction of Mr. A. N. Kjellander, Phy-
si.-al Direttor of the Gatun Y. M. C. A.
1 he girls expert to meet onee a week,
when they' will receive instruction from
()hie rniL-ht of the celebration of the
fitrth anniversary of the Gatun Y. M.
(. \. was oiupied by a 'vyinnastic ex-
Ihihition by the hoys. ,girls and men of
(,atIn. The boys' bar bell drill, the
u'rir;' fllk-dlan-in''. the men's dumb
bell drills, and the pyramid work were
the leatin-e features. The "Rowe
Pa ,o'" w:is ',erfo armed by three hilih-
'ho, i -irls, Marv Sibeti', Annie Lou-
lan, and 3audle C('heathan led by Miss
o'-w". 'The Lirls wore costumes of the
Ii !h School colors, black and gZold.
AFTER A BSKWT 8 ^LL GAME
T;y a Player
Now tliat thie ''ame is ended
And we have nothing to fear
A1nd the ldo'tor my scalp has mended,
Will you help inp to find my enr'?
I-1.-lp i .t- to final that so'iunl-cateher
WVhic'h Ins so lon,-' alorned iv head.
Now pit 111me on the -.'t i'clier
Arid :;il 111e i Iome to mlly be11.
@ 1 @ @
S* * *
iEmm Stulneit Adleline Babbitt,
l.1-cr (C'ill:ins N!l of rclans '13 are in
t.:e T nit l P Staite .
C'rinnep Browninu '13 is keepin-
i;se o for lher t'alior on Ithe Isthmus.
* * *
Arthlur Hov.'-ird '13 is WlorlinG- in the
B;bhroa Post oflce frt'o the present.
Mr. C. C'. ('nrr former principal of
tlie \nemn Illurh Sohool is manager of
the ",Sull .n D1ilv Times" at Suilli-
AMiss T Ma1lwl re i who was last onear
in chnr"e of 'tr e del:rartment of Enulish
ini tr' e Anon IIih School, was married
THE ZONIAN 23
"SHE STOOPS TO CONQl ER"
Last year the Ancon Hih School
presented "lShe Stoops to Conquer''
t'o hier friends an(, patr:rs.. The play
a-is repeated a nIr;:!e ol times, Both
'rton an ao tistie and ':'inacial ,tand-
pI'nt .t Nwas n1os, s i eIs1.n. 1'ollow-
Jrl W'ais the eatist of chltixra
CAST OF CHARACTERS
!rhs. Halrdcastle Corrine Browning '13
;\It,. Tlardcastle ..Arthur Howard '13
Tony TImnphkin. "','ent rie s.i, of Mrs.
ITar, e;istle ......... Joe Udry '14
! iss Kate laTrde.astle, daughter of the
,(lt.ire ... ....... Helen Calkins '13
T is, Constance Neville niece of Mrs.
Tardecaslle Gladys Me'-_,iiandollar '15
Charles Marlow. both bashful and bold
.......... .. E. m1111luel Perry '13
Geor're ITastinga, another suitor .....
...... .... Fred Barber '13
Di....orvy a servant. .Fred Whiston '15
Sir C arles Marlow, father of the
:o, in, suitor .... .W ill Frai~se '14
Stine'o, the i1in keeper .David Ash '16
Maid .......... .Blossom Compton '15
TloiniLe'..'s at the Inn Will Kimble,
REandcall Ford and Richard Dorson
Ili,;a trl; a;nd Director . . C. C. arr
his vear plans are ia f',- tr present
tle "',trance Adv'nttres of Miss
Brown." It is truly hoped that this
play may be iiven ais successfully as
have been the other plays in the past.
(Continiiul. from pa-ge 12)
lhe rendered his part in "Italia" so
b ,, i' i fiilly.
NeYx coIso Eleanor. I see her wan-
dermnL, in the semi-tropical groves of
Florida as if searching. for somnellino'.
'.\! she has a.t l-ist lost her desire to
:-p)pear older tliita her years.and is now
in vain followvin2 the footsteps of
Ponce dle Leon looking" for the fountain
that will insure everlasting youth.
\t lnst appears. Miriam, so athletic.
'hille she was in the midst of a bri-
;ia.t reeita.tron near tfhe close of a bril-
liait coll ,'' Career she was interrupt-
ed by the noise of a lpissinl' suffragette
parade. Her interest was aroused
and from that time on she has ,ben a
staunch supporter of the cause. She
nor her followers have yet resorted to
stones and clubs. Let us hope she will
retain her former good jud.n -i l~mit and
refrain from following the paths of
\Visions of the h;plpy past fade away
dnd I find myself standing silently be-
side the aved sibyl wondering what the
future hl;s in store for us.
Eva Swinvhai4t '14.
THE GATUN DAM.
Andrew Fraser, '15.
The Gatun Dam which forms
Gatun Lake by restraining the wa-
ters of the Chagres River and its
tributaries, is nearly one and one-half
miles long. It is one-half mile wide
at the base and about four hundred
feet wide at the surface of the water,
gradually narrowing until it is but
one hundred feet at the top, which is
about one hundred and five feet above
the sea level or twenty feet above the
level of the lake.
The dam is in reality a low ridge
uniting the hills on both sides, thus
making that which was once a wide
valley a very large lake. The interior
or core of the dam is made up of sand
and clay, which were dumped in by
dredges so as to make the dam safe
against leakage. The dam contains
twenty-one million cubic yards of ma-
terial. After the top has been graded
it will be planted with some kind of
firm-rooted grass which grows close
to the ground. This will prevent the
earth from being washed away by
heavy rains, which are so frequent on
The Gatun Dam is especially inter-
esting in that it has the distinction
of being the largest dam in the world
confining water which covers an area
of one hundred and sixty-five square
Mr. Peterson-"Why do you take
so long in your tests?"
Class-"It takes so long to draw
Mr. Peterson-"You ought to draw
the figures before you come into
RULES FOR FRESHMEN.
1. Never speak to upperclass men
unless spoken to.
2. Lower your voices in the pres-
ence of higher individuals.
3. Study more at home and play
less in school.
4. All are prohibited from bring-
ing toys to school.
5. Never push in front of Seniors,
for if there is a collision, Freshies
are liable to get the worst.
6. If you harass the Seniors and
then get licked, don't yell.
7. Beware of crowding at the wa-
ter tank unless the Freshie has not
8. When you smile at the teach-
ers and they smile back, don't feel
joyful, for they are merely amused
at the vacuous look and idiotic grin.
What would happen if-
Francis and David should not be
sent out of class some day?
Gerry would fail to be cute?
Gladys would get to bed before 12
Ethel G., Pearl and Lois would get
thin ? (They are trying hard enough.)
Charles were on time for school?
Eleanor would cease to wish to ap-
pear older than she really is?
Ruth came to algebra class with-
out a problem?
Helen remembered anything Miss
Hine told her in Latin class?
Edward would smile?
Ethel O. would fail to act cute?
Franklin would fail to be polite?
Lois combed her hair the same way
two days in succession?
Fred should not be good natured ?
Mildred would look cross?
Dorothea would fail to reach high
G in music?
William T. should grow?
Richard had his hair combed some
Miriam C. should speak to anyone?
Marie came to school two days in
Miss Reidesel wasn't pleasant?
Mr. Peterson should scold anyone?
Mrs. Mattes in American History-
"What name is often given to Boston
on account of her schools?"
Fred (in a low voice)-"Beans."
0 * *
Andy lost his trihedral angles in
the geometry class.
TIHE ZONIAN 25
THE FUTURE OF THE JUNIORS
1io,'otliy Wonsons: teacher of eCom-
Esther Francis: frivolous society
CLi!ys Merendicllari: a staid old
Fr- nne Reisner: a lecturer on "Pa-
iEthel Gowan: a lr-eat latin scholar.
Fr'e, Whist',n: A .rreat theolog'ian.
L.Cv is \l1oore: a society leader and
f.ohn Loilan: a great base ball man-'
Fr'anklin Cunnliien': a rough rider.
t. .drew Fril;er: a filinouI, lawyer.
IN PHYSIC L GEOGRAPHY CLASS
Young lady teacher-"What do you
mean by denudation ?'
Bashfil Hirh School boy (very much
emn a rrasse(l -"I-I--don't know,
but I.think it has something' to do with
taking your clothes off."
Mrary in physical -eo'nraphy class, to
Miss Pratt-- How do the fish see down
at the bottom of thie sea, where there is
BPiser. spenkine up struck with a
bright idea- 'They have search
li chts." ''
If sc'lol should close would we Miss
If Maudle would cheat a man would
If Mary should ask a favor would
WVilma G rant itt?
If Franklin cannot write, can Jose-
HOW YOU WILL KNOW THEM
(iladys A3.-Another new dress.
Ei-leanor C-" When I was in Paris
Dorothy W.-One sorrow ful lassie.
Eva L.-A dignified young Miss.
Doirothy M\. "Tee-hee-hee--how
Marion B.-Always 'wants to be it.
Blossom C--"This is no place for a
Ethel O.-.Otherwise known as
Dorothiea H.-One melodious little
To be heard the first thing in the
rThe Zonian Editors-"All Zonian
work positively must be in tomorrow."
Miss Pratt--""Russell. put your feet
:niidler the desk."
Miss Sessions, to the Cristobalites-
"Does any on, know when the New Or-
eans boat will dock?"
Arthur Fanrell-"I am sorry, but I
left my book at home."
Qatun School can produce on a mo-
nient's notice, the following:
Champion folk-dancers-Win. Kjel-
Clhampion suffragistf speaker--Miss
championn anti-suffragette -Martin
Chamnpion "Grafter" Gabrielle
Champion Marathon racerns-The
Cristobal students after the morning
C'iampion lady swiiimmers-All tihe
Miss Sessions, in
the abbreviation for
Lat in -" 11What's
-11 the heavy weights of the Ancon
High School, namely, Etihel Gowan.
Penrl Albrecht. and Lois Browning,
ionsiderin_, the great gift of beauty be-
fore thf lesser one of health, have sol-
l.:rnlv sworn to refrain from eating
26 THE ZONIAN
Miriam Stevens, '14.
The Girl had beauty and health giv-
en her by her God. She had love and
care from her parents, and affection
and admiration from her friends. A
happy girlhood lay behind her, and
her future was in her own hand.
She mounted the steps of the House
of Fate, slowly and hesitatingly, as
though each movement were reluc-
tantly forced. She swung wide the
door and stood on the threshold of
life. Rooms surrounded her on every
side, holding ambition, work, home
and every other path of life. The
Girl moved not at all. Straight be-
fore an open door showed a Room
empty except. for a small wooden
table on which was an object not
plainly visible. The Girl stepped for-
ward, then stopped.
She knew what was in every other
Room. Only this Room was unknown
to her. Would it not then be best
for her to choose a known way of liv-
ing? She turned to the Right but only
for a movement. What was the use?
She knew all those things, but before
her was something she did not know.
Swiftly, with firm steps, she went in-
to the empty Room. The table held
a box of candies. The Girl ate one
piece. It was- sickly sweet, but the
next might be better. She would find
out. She took another and another.
Time passed away.
Seconds, minutes, hours went slow-
ly or swiftly by the windows, and as
each went by, Opportunity knocked
at the door, but the Girl still ate the
candies. The bloom faded from her
cheeks, for too much "sweet" is not
good. Anticipation and Weariness
leaned on the slim shoulders and
bowed them low. A feeling of deso-
late loneliness crept into the Room,
shutting out Love-but the girl still
ate the candies. The next might be
good. She did not know.
Opportunity knocked no more, and
Time passed more swiftly. Frantical-
ly the Girl ate until Greed twitched
her fingers and Disappointment scar-
red her face. Far away she heard
faint footsteps, and knew that End
was coming. The candies grew hor-
ribly sweet, and a mist gathered
about the Girl, drawing closer and
closer. End came into the room and
gathered the Dust from the floor. It
was put in a bag labeled Failures
and then End was gone.
Time still passed by the windows.
So many entered the Empty Room
that at last World grew curious, and
drawing near read the inscription
above the door. It was "Ignorance,"
and the bag of Failures was more
than full of Dust gathered from that
room. Is it not time, World, that In-
telligence take the place of the
Candies of Curiosity, and the Door of
Ignorance be closed?
* * *
THE FRESHMAN'S A MAN FOR
Edward Greene, '17.
Is there for good education,
One who shakes his head an' a' that?
Ihe coward who does we pass him
We dare be smart for a' that.
For a' that an' a' that
Our toils obscure an' a' that.
The Seniors' rank is but a guinea's
The Freshman's a man for a' that.
What tho in a different row we sit,
Bear all your crude names an' a' that?
Give Juniors their follies an' Seniors
A Freshman's a man for a' that;
For a' that and a' that
The Sophomores' their pranks an' a'
The modest Freshman tho ever so
A Senior will be for a' that.
You see yon Seniors called dignified
Who strut and stare an' a' that ?
Tho they walk around and almost
burst with pride,
They're only Seniors for a' that;
Their ribbons and pins an' a' that,
The men who have been through it
Look back and laugh at a' that.
Heard in solid geometry class:
"Drop a perpendicular to space."
TIHE ZONIAN 27
PERSONALS (GATUN HIGH A FRESHMAN'S DAY IN GATUN
SCHOOL) HIGH SCHOOL.
Mary Sibert '17. Sara Harrison, '16.
Vary Sibert a;ive a farewell party Tune-Maryland, My Maryland.
to Josephine Reid a few days before It's get up, get up, every day,
she left for the States. For Gatun school, our Gatun school.
We all felt very sorry for Letha At seven o'clock we're on the way,
De.-.omr in her recent sad loss and offer For Gatun school, our Gatun school.
her, our deepest sy'llatly. The walk thro Colon is quite fine,
Josephine Reid is at present in the But on the train we'd better mind,
States with her parents, who are tak- For officers watch us from behind,
in,,-' lheir vacation in Florida. From Cristobal to Gatun school.
;Tilma Grant ;-ave a farewell party
.in t before she left for Aneon. Aurelia At eight o'clock, the school we make,
Cairket also had a very delightful Gatun school, our Gatun school,
party a fewv days later. After many joltings in the break,
*)n the 19th of Janua.ry, Franklin Gatun break, dear Gatun break;
Sisson zn-e a birtbdiy party. After And now before our teacher quake,
tIe ei-stfs had ;i,,,,bled, Franklin When scanning "Lady of the Lake."
showed u'i many beautiful pro.,t.nts. What dreadful blunders we do make,
The evening was spent in pleasant In Gatun school, our Gatun school!
L.a nes, after which we enjoyed some
delicious homemade refreshments. There's Algebra, that great bug-bear,
It has been a source of regret to us In Gatun school, our Gatun school.
all that we have had to give up so And Civics we do find a snare,
aany of our ,-1,ol,1-mates. Those who In Gatun school, our Gatun school.
have alre-dy left us are--Wilma Then Latin, too-the language dead-
G'-ant, Cecil and Swift Carpenter, Why should we cram into our head
Franke Reisner. John Loulan, Miriam The wars of Caesar, which we've read,
Stevens, Andrew Fraser and Fred In Gatun school, our Gatun school?
Dicinson. Cecil, Swift and Fred have
gone to the States for good, but the Our school dismissed, we wend our
rest have m1-r,,Il been transfeirr'd to way
the- Ancon High School. From Gatun school, our Gatun school.
We intended -oin-j' on a 'hay-ride Then at the station we must stay,
during, the January full moon, but In Gatun town, our Gatun town.
-ave it up on :'.-,ount of the moisiqui- Oh! then the pranks the boys do play,
toes and \vent to \raude Cheatham's And all the funny things they say,
instead. We had all brought lunches, Until the train takes us away
and we hId a delightfiil, informal ev- From Gatun town, dear Gatun
ening. There were many o'ames. and town!
"h lunch was very good. We all left t .
feeling that we had 'ad a much pleas-
;ater t;me than if we had gone on the Miss Pratt, in Civics class, telling the
h1 ride. story of a case--.We did not hear the
* * decision that day. as there was a hini"
Heard at the teachers' meeting: ur
Miss Daniels-"Girls, will you sign Wide-eyed Fr,.slhman- -Did ticey
this petition?" haIni them all ?
Mr. Peterson-"Does that include * *
Miss Daniels-"Yes." Mr. Peterson-"Why do they have
ss Dans s" two justices of the peace in each
Miss Hine-"Boys, pick up the Elizabeth-"Because there is more
floor." work than one can do."
-'6 THE ZONIAN
Our Exchange department this year
has been greatly enlarged as we have
received! nearly double the number of
hioh school magazines received in pre-
vious years. We will he glad to hear
from all school publications through-
out the states and we will gladly sub-
mit a copy of "The Zonian," in return
for every issue we receive. In going
over our old list of exchanges we find
that many of our former friends have
not sent us an issue of their publica-
tion for a long time so we have sent
them our last number and hope to have
atl answer. We wish to thank our
Jrifnd. for the copies sent us and hope
1hht they will keep the Zonian on their
exchange list for many years to come.
The following is the list of exchanges
we have received and answered this
The Scarab, Cleveland, Ohio.
The Observer, Decatur, Ill.
The Caldron, Ft. Wayne, Ind.
The Quill, Marion, Iowa.
The Stylus, Dayton, Ohio.
The Recorder, Sprin Efield, Mass.
Thle Erasmian, Brooklyn. N. Y.
The O'-Hi-h, Oberlin. O.
The Polaris, Freeport, Ill.
The Gleam, Cincinnati. Ohio.
The Pennant, Lebanon, Ind.
The Spectator, Louisville, Ky.
The Oak Hill Topics. St. Paul, Minn.
The Wabash. Crawfords ille, Ind.
The Adjutant, Fort Bliss, Texas.
The Central Divest. Chattanooga,
The Blue and White, Cumberland,
The Franklin. Franklin, Ind.
Thr. Purdne Exponent, Lafayette,
The Alnanaek. Lake Forest, Ill.
The Oceident, Rochester, N. Y.
The Crimson, Goshen, Ind.
The 'Merronry, Milwaukee, Wis.
The Student, Covington, Ky.
The Sagamore, Brooklyn, N. Y.
The Scribe, Oakland Manual Train-
M!g, Oakland, Cal.
Tlh Snomerset Ide.. Somerset. Ky.
Thp Monthly, Canton, 0.
The Scrip, Solodan H. S., St. Louis,
The Rosemary Question-Mark, Rose-
mary Hall. Creenwich. Conn.
The Sentinel, Florida Mil. Acad.
The Ides, Philadelphia. Pa.
The Tiger. Oklahonla City, Okla.
The Rutherfor'lian, Rutherford, New
The Retina. Toledo, Ohio.
The Tiger. Little Rock, Ark.
The Herald, Westfield, Mass.
The Pulke. Jasper. Ala.
The Lens, Portland, Ore.
The Recorder. Saratoga Springs,
The Review, Chicaeo, Ill.
The Magpie. New York City.
T'l' Radiator. New Haven, Conn.
Tiio Ineresent. Beloit. Wis.
The Oracle. Jamaica. N. Y.
The Review, Shamokin, Pa.
'The Bulletin. Montclair. N. Y.
;Address Exchang!es to Editor-in-
Chief. Box 107, Cristobal, C. Z.
Mr. Peterson was walking down the
main street in Panama City when a
large funeral procession passed by.
Thinking it was some important per-
sonage he asked a Panamanian stand-
ing near by who it was.
"No se," replied the man.
The next day he was watching an
impressive wedding procession.
"Who is it?" he again asked.
"No se," was the reply.
"Now, look here," said Mr. Peter-
son, "even if I have been down here
only a week you can't make me be-
lieve that that man No Se could die
one day and then rise out of his grave
the next day and get married."
We would suggest that he join Ma-
dame de Lassus's Spanish class.
* * 0
Miss Pratt. after reading a line of
"The Lady of the Lake"-- "Irwin,
how many feet' have we here?"
Irwin. looking around the room-
"Two, four, six, eight. ten, twelve--"
Mr. Peterson-"Lewis, will you vol-
unteer to do the next proposition ?"
Lewis-"Let somebody else do it.
I had one last week."
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