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BALBOA, CANAL ZONE, i92O No. i
PUBLISHED BY THE BALBOA HIGH SCHOOL.
Business Manager .
Athletic Editor (Boys')
Athletic Editor (Girls')
SWILLIS R. PRESSELL
Zonian Staff..... .. ..
Editorial....... .... WILLIS R. PRESSELL
I iC u l .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ain't It the Truth?..... .MARIE MACMAHON
Why We Stay...... CECILIA TWOMEY
ForA'That.... ......... DAVIDNEVILLE
Balboa ... .
Revelation ... . . ..... RUTH WILSON
One Girl's Way ........... CARLA SMITH
Un Dia en el Canal... .. .... RUTH WILSON
Balboa Dry Dock and Shops .. GEORGE DANSKIN
When A Feller Needs A Quarter,
GERTRUDE VAN HARDEVELD
El Matrimonio Desgraciado ... MARIA HUNSECKER
Les Iles de Perles .......... FRANCES WESTBERKG
Pink Handkerchiefs ...... ANITA SARGENT
Tommy's Story .. .. .. CECILE LEAR
The Poisoned Pie .HERBERT MCCLAIN
6 idl ,r.l Cut..
Class Prophecy ..
Society .. .. SUSIE ALLEN
Athletics .... DAVID NEVILLE
Girls' Athletics .. FRANCES WESTBERG
Exchanges .. MARIA HUNSECKER.
A BrightSunny Day in Panama, ALBERT S. BROWNING
Alumni......... RUTH WILSON
C lass W ill .. ............ .
Jokes .. ROBERT A. GETMAN
Did you ever connect speculation with educa-
tion? Probably not. Nearly everyone at some-
time or other has had a desire to speculate. We
believe, however, that there is no speculation
when a person invests heavily in an education, for
it is a "sure thing." People of high-school age
do not look at the acquirement of an education
in the light of an investment. But it is, just as
much as though one had bought cotton, oil, or
The average person's career is decided by the
way he invests between the ages of fourteen to
eighteen. The one who stops school at the end
of the eighth grade and takes a position where
the immediate dividends are greater, chooses a
venture where the dividends will not cvar to any
great extent for the rest of his life; but he, who
invests heavily in the knowledge market and takes
all that is offered, will find that in a short time
the proceeds of this investment, will far surpass
those realized by the one who passed up education
for the investment which showed immediate re-
True, some will say that the greatest men in
our history and some of the big business men of
to-day had nothing more than a country school
education. But, we :ak you, how many of these
men who did not have the opportunity to carry
their education further than the country school
let it u, at that? You will find that all of them
who did not actually) go to school past the eighth
grade made some private speculation in "Preferred
Knowledge" on their o\ n hook and thereby won
out. Our own Abraham Lincoln is as good an
example of this as we have. Due to necessity.
his schooling was sadly neglected. He was no
richer than the most humble person who reads
these lines, but he saw that "Gray Matter Stock"
is always a good deal above par. He had no one
'to offer him the opportunities which the poorest
now possesses. As the educational market ,was
rather low in Kentucky, he played the Bear and
made a good investment in "General Knowledge."
Everyone knows the result.
Some will say that the big men who had a
meager start were lucky, or were gifted with
genius. Edison says, "Genius is 2 per cent
genius and 98 per cent hard work." And some
anonymous author says:
"The men the world calls luck%, aill r oll ou. ever one,
That succet, cnmes not by u ihine, bur h\v hard work, bravely
The men who stopped school at an early age and
studied later bK themselves and amounted to
something, did not take that method from choice,
but because the financial condition of their families
was such that it was necessary. So, fellow stu-
dents of t'--dJay., why forego the excellent oIppor-
tunities offered bh the schools unless it is a
The large majority of the students who stop
school at the end of the grades, do not do it
because of necessity, but because the immediate
returns of a position look big to them. A big
building is no good without a solid foundation;
neither is a big business possible without a solid
foundation. The sane education and sound prin-
ciples of the various members of that business
are what make it solid.
There is now a large and wonderful field open
for right-thinking men and women. Now is
the time to get a generous education. L-)ok at
the condition of the world to-day, war, famine,
desolation, and Bolshevism. A period of recon-
structioniscoming. The country will need reliable,
well-trained people for this reconstruction. If we
are to be the ones to do it, let us get the proper
education that we may do it right.
What course are you going to choose? Are you
going to take the opportunity of serving your
country and yourself by getting a solid founda-
tion for anything you may be called on to do, or
are you going to be one of the "wise guys" who
risks entering on his life's work without the proper
WILLIS R. PRESSELL, '20, Editor.
ihllin Kulhir ] rar,,- Thrl,..r. 'II, Pr,.^m,.-
Gtur a a .lIwr ith
i Il .'Sm lirh
Specialty .. ...
Ambition .. .
.l. le r
To be a chemist
. . Fickleness
......The nearest girl
..To get his. Say!"
...To get his diploma
Specialty .. ....... ......... Anything new
Favorite expression . ....... ."Oh, darn it!"
Ambition.... .. To attend business college
FRANCES THORNTON CARLA SMITH
Characteristic .. .
Specialty .... ..
.. . .. Star gazing
... "For the love of Mike!"
..... To be a Washington belle
Specialty . .
Ambition . .
."It's sort of --!"
. To be a lawyer
M..ria Hiil,'.c..klr A.l W,. mma. i
hiot ('iv I William IrCti. 1
Characteristic .... .
Specialty ......... .
Favorite expression. ....
Ambition . ..
. ... .... .Chivalry
. ... ..... Athletics
.. .."Listen here!"
.... To be a dentist
Characteristic .. ..
. ...... M anliness
. . ..... "Aw-w-w-!"
..To be a scientific farmer
Specialty . .
S. . . ...... Sweetness
. Typing for Mr. Boss
. . ..."Honestly?"
To be a physical directress
Characteristic .. ..
Ambition .. . .
..... .... M ischief
... ...."You po-or nut!"
To marry an Italian tenor
. *,'.' .. .. .. .
..... .To travel
M ai l.r t /,i rA i; ,.1 '.l ,11. I'r,,r. ..ll, re
Pnw Ir.R BA Tro
... . .Self confidence
.... Fixing (?) the bell
..... "Great cats!"
To be a structural engineer
. ...... "I'l4e e 1.,rrn '
To be a teacher of languages
Formulas in chemist-y
.... Never been heard
To be a bacteriologist
':Quite so! Quite so!"
STo live in the bush
1,ltbl Th ,,'r
Ma.bhl L,,ee lohrr G',rm.n .nr ..r-.
\% .'rr.r, ,J r,16r.
....... .. ..Jerkiness
...... Dodging the question
."I can't go! I've got a date."
....... .To be a school teacher
. Business life
.To go to college
.\pe, ii,'ty . . . .
.. .. .Efficiency
.To be a millionaire
* ;,r ...' . . .
."Hey! Get to work!"
To attend Annapolis
! uimc .A1Wr,
.Spe, ..'a t .....
Ambition .... .
."It's most horrible!"
... To vet married
"But, Miss Gallup ?"
... To be a lawyer
Noise and more of it
. .Success and money
Characteristic. ... .. .. Willingness
Special .........Finding mistakes in bookkeeping
Favorite expression ....... .. ."Oh, lands!"
Ambition ...... To be a kindergarten teacher
To be a irivaite secretary
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A. R. LANG, Superintendent.
A. B., Nebraska Wesleyan University.
A. MN., University of Nebraska.
BERNARD L. Boss, Principal.
Graduate work at Oshkosh, Wisconsin State
Ph. B., University of Wisconsin.
Graduate Work, University of Wisconsin.
MYRTIS M. GALLUP.
A. B., Michigan State Normal College.
A. M., Columbia University.
OLGA J. FROST.
A. B., Mt. St. Vincent-on-Hudson.
French and Spanish.
ALBERTA R. CRESPI.
A. B., Smith College.
EDNA HEALY HOWARD.
A. B., University of Minnesota.
Science and Histor\.
ESTELLE R. NMCKELVEY.
A. B., University of Minnesota.
Latin and English.
LEONA NI. ARMSTRONG.
B. S., Drake University.
EDNA L. V. BAER.
A. B., University of Wisconsin.
Sheboygan Business College.
B. S., Kansas State Agricultural College.
M. D. NicHOLas.
AIN'T IT THE TRUTH?
Marie MiacMIahon, '21.
Mary Elizabeth was straight-haired, freckled
faced and snub-nosed. All these things were re-
flected very plainly in the glass before which she
sat, her chin in her hands and a very preoccupied
expression on her face. She heaved a great sigh
as she thought of life's unfairness. Here she was.
Just look at her. Was it her fault that her hair
wasn't curly? Could she help it because she had
freckles? Had she had .ianthini, to say about
what kind of a nose she was to have? No, decided-
ly not. Life certainly was unfair. Now just look
at Rose May. She wasn't freckled nor snub-nosed
nor straiieht-h.iir.d nor anything. Why did God
give her two lovelydi li1il and long golden curls?
She wasn't quite sure, though, that these last
were a gift of God, but anyway, even if they
weren't natural, they were curls. Well, it was too
much for her. She couldn't understand.
Now this wasn't the first time Mary Elizabeth
had reasoned this out before her mirror, but to-day
she had found something which made her wish
more than ever for the personal charms she didn't
She had found a note written to Rose May.
It read as follows:
"Dere Rose May i luv you, do you
luv me? i think you
Your sweetheart Harry."
Now, of course, Mary Elizabeth knew that Rose
M1.iv sometimes received this kind of note, but
the thing that made her so thoughtful was the
name signed at the bottom. Harry was the little
boy she 'specially admired, although he didn't
know it. Why couldn't Rose M1ay leave him
alone? Why wouldn't she be content with the
others? Of course Nl.iry Elizabeth understood
that it would be impractical to appeal to Rose
May. She must think up some other plan.
Her mind was still unmade when she went to
bed. That night she dreamed of a picnic. The
picnickers were the children of 4-B and they
were spending their half-holiday in the near-by
grove. N.l..-r of the children could be seen very
plainly but in the foreground was Rose May,
hercurls blowing in the breeze, and not very far be-
hind her, was Harry. Just before they went home,
a storm came up, and oh! how it thundered! The
children were wet-here she awoke, her dream un-
finished. She sat up in bed and said in an awed
whisper, "W\hy, that's an omen, I do believe.
What else could it be? Aren't we having a picnic
Friday afternoon in the grove, and didn't I hear
Harry ask Rose May if she'd stay with him?
Huh! just as if he'd want her if he saw her at
night after her mother had put her hair up in
curls. Well, my problem is all worked out, and
all I have to do is to pray for rain."
With this she rolled over and sank once more
In spite of Mary Elizabeth's fervent prayers
the next day dawned bright and clear. At the
breakfast table she anxiously inquired, "Do you
think it will rain, Daddy?"
"No, child, don't worry, nothing will happen
to spoil your day. Take your lunch and run off."
So with a heavy heart Mary Elizabeth set off.
The children were to come in as usual in the
morning and as soon as the noon bell rang, were
to go to the grove where they would eat their
lunch and spend the rest of the afternoon.
Noon. And no rain! What was the matter?
Hadn't God heard her prayers! Well, something
was wrong somewhere, but she couldn't see where.
Anyway it wasn't raining and what's more 't
didn't look the least bit like rain.
Mary Elizabeth was disappointed. Somehow
she hadn't counted on its not raining. She had
counted her chickens before they were hatched and
now her eggs were all broken. "Well," she sighed,
"it wont rain any quicker by my sitting here.
I might just as well make the best of a bad
When they reached the grove she played around
with her companions, all the while rebelling at the
thought of having to give up her nice plan just
because of a little rain, or to be accurate, the lack
of a little rain. Here she got up and walked
toward the grove alone, absorbed in thought and
not noticing where she was going. Suddenly she
heard voices, and looking up, saw she had taken
the path to the creek. She stopped and listened,
then when she recognized the voices, her face lit
up and she exclaimed, "Well, if that isn't luck!
Rose IMay and Harry, and at the creek of all
places. Now I know why it hasn't rained. Of
course I couldn't expect that God would do
everything, furnishing the rain and all. Anyway,
God only helps those who help themselves,"-
she had heard that a long time ago. Well, here's
where she'd prove it.
She walked up to them, saying, "Why, hello
there! What are 0ou doing away up here?"
By this time she was right back of Rose May,
when, to appearances, she slipped and to save
herself from falling, she naturally made a des-
perate grab for the nearest object, which just
happened to be Rose May, who then went
headlong into the shallow creek. She came up
gasping for breath and sputtering angrily," Oh,
you mean thing, you! I just know you did that
on purpose. Just look at me now. I'm all wet."
She certainly was a sight to behold-water
dripping from her hair, no longer curly; water drip-
ping from her nose and chin, and water dripping
from her now mud-colored dress. She surely
wasn't an object for admiration, and Harry was
quick to note this fact. He said hurriedly, "Say,
there's Tom whistling for me. Igottago." Then
turning to Mary Elizabeth, asked, "Going back?"
Mary Elizabeth nodded her head happily and
WHY WE STAY.
Cecelia Tiony,, '...
Ive been down here in Panama
So "dog-gone" many years,
That when I think of the things
I've missed at home,
It fills my eyes with tears.
But when I think of the freezing cold,
And the price of coal, and the "flu,"
I'm so "dog-gune" glad
I'm in Panama
I don't know what do do.
FOR A' THAT.
David 1.-..' '20.
He stood on the afterdeck, and watched the
cold pile of spire and tower and buttress fade into
the softening distance, and a great relief flowed
over him. His Waterloo; he, a failure.
He had had a business course in college and
then 3 years in the confusing swirl of the city-
maddening to him who had always been as
naturally a part of the jungle wilds as the ocelot
and the hyena.
"Ingrainedly inaccurate" they called him "care-
less, heedless." "Plain dumb"-his own explana-
tion. But it was hard-Three years-He dreamed
of them, those long lines of figures-figures that
But he was leaving it. He was going back-
Home- The word thrilled him. It meant
cool mornings, misty valleys, green, shady streams,
the roar of breakers, and the swish of palms in the
night wind. It meant a fresh opportunity. He
had never been fitted for that other thing.
He would go to his people first. He would
show them that he knew he owed them-much.
He would give them what he had, and then-he
would go and lose himself in the unexplored vast-
ness. He could conquer that, could satisfy his
desires! It was far easier to master the jungle
than those man-made mazes of convention,
criticism, and prejudice. New thoughts flooded
his mind and he straightened, and the memory
and brooding of 3 bitter years fell from him like a
cloak. His mind leaped forward and with softened
face and tender eyes he visualized it-that boy-
hood land of long ago.
Its beautiful glades of velvet green
Inlittlenooks along thestream,
whose variations a jungle lover would spend a life-
time searching out, whose beauty would hush the
poet's voice to its softest quality. He leaned on the
rail, face in arms, and let his emotions sweep over
him like a warm and gentle tropic storm.
It was dry season but still the river hurtled
swiftly downward. It is a beautiful stream,
spreading a swift succession of pool and rapid and
shallow and gravelly stretch and canyon-can-
yons where the river sometimes narrows to 40 feet
with black walls towering a hundred feet above
where the river roars and leaps and tears as though
enraged at such close confinement; and then, as
though tired and penitent of its harsh temper, runs
silent and deep for a stretch beneath the inter-
twining branches of huge trees that grow out of a
veritable garden of fern and lily and palm on the
banks and support orchids and trailing ferns and
myriads of jungle life, who raise, at different times
in the day, their own peculiar paeans of thanks-
giving to the sky.
Truly this is the promised land, and will be
until modern man sets his destructive foot in its
beauty, and under his blighting breath, the trees,
the playgrounds and the homes of the tree folk
will crash to the ground, crushing under them the
parks of other dwellers of the jungle, and the bed-
lam of civilization with all its smoke and grime will
pollute its limpid streams and wreck its peace and
And why ? That a hundred million more humans
may live and move and have their being in all their
sweaty, uncomfortable, discontented, nerve-rack-
ing environment, with curses on their lips and
pollution in their hearts as well as on their bodies.
"Where every prospect pleases
And only man is vile."
A boat crept slowly up the river, the 2 men in her
an inspirational and romantic touch to a wildly
beautiful picture. More hardy they seemed than
other men-godlike in their supreme self-re-
liance, and although their pulses and muscles
throbbed under the strain, yet their hearts surged
and exulted at every thrust of the long poles.
For theirs was mastery, that goal toward which
every human heart longs unceasingly.
Their bodies swayed rhythmically and the clink-
clank clink-clank rang with mechanical regularity
as the steel-shod poles gripped the stony bottom.
Up over rapids and low falls, only requiring that
the low prow ride over the slant ahead, and
the back of the rise be flat enough that all the
wight shall not fall on the middle of the cayuco
when the crest is crossed, sinking the low sides
beneath the surface.
Of course there is alhw ays danger from the tur-
bulent might of the torrent and there are always
instantaneous judgment decisions to be made.
Then the two must always sense the move of the
other before it is made, must both insin.tivelv
know the same thing to be the right thing. For
a conflict of w ills gives th e e er-waiting current its
opportunity and you go rushing back dlwn ii without
a chance to straighten out the boat or choose a
course-a snag or a jurting rock broadside the
boat; or a breaking rest, or a sudden drop and your
voyage is over.
The 2 men in the cayuco worked perfectly to-
gether. One brown, short, stocky, Indian-fea-
tured; the other white, tall, slender, except should-
ers and arms; a light down of beard on his face.
The man of the New% York boat: The paleness
and the drawn lines gone from his face, the stoop
from his shoulders, the dejected look from his eyes.
A creamy tan from head to waist, from knee to foot;
swelling muscles rippling up the arms and across
the shoulders; a swelling barrel df a chest that
heaved with the thrust of the palanka; a pleasant
gauntness about the cheeks; a happy light in his
eyes. Hardly recognizable from a year's work
on the river, he rode the stern, purposeful, power-
ful of motion.
"It was late afternoon. The iungle folk were stir-
ring. A rapir hauled his glistening black length
from the water and stood on the bank, undecided
whether to flee or stand, and watched them shoot
swiftly by. A calm stretch, and they ,.traightcned
up and drew in great draughts of the rapidly cool-
ing and delicately perfumed e, ening air, while with
effjrtlcss strokes the- sh.it the boat forward.
A howler monkey roared his throaty challenges
so near that they both started and then laughed
softly to each other. It never failed that effect.
The most startling, fearsome sound of the jungle
comes from that monkey. A pair of monkeys
followed in the trees overhead scolding intermit-
The sound of a rapid ahead floated down to
them.. Both scanned the bank closely, as though
searching for something. The Indian pointed and
the white man swung the boat and thrust it high
upon the bank. A turkey whirred heavily from a
near-by bush to a low tree. Without moving from
the boat, the white man dropped it with his carbine.
They ate turkey for dinner, with palm cabbage
and rice, saving enough so that the Indian did
not throw his lines in theriver that night,as was his
custom. And gladly he spared some warery citi-
zens of this kingdom of vibrant life their peace.
For these two had penetrated beneath that shallow,
callous skin of the wild that tempts the community
dweller to slay and destroy without compunction
to its warm, sensitive heart that ages and dries
an I stops w hen its laws are transgressed, but under-
stands and shelters and comforts those within its
folds when it is young and joyous, as it was made
And they drank their fill of the cool, clear water
that until now no man had seen. Then they laid
themselves on their palm-leaf couch and drew their
blankets about them.
The pe e the ct'lnini '%.t oni them.
jir c:ihrn thA trrop,'c niiht.
And the thoulghr Ir.-pirre b'. the sill,' hu.h
Crept -.'cr lt rni. ni J bhlurre.j their itht
The Indian dropped swiftly to sleep, brown,
contented face to the sky, and slept the dreamless
slep of the innocent. The white man lay and
watched the red in the west fade yellow and be re-
placed by the amethyst blue of immeasurable
depth, watched the flaming yellow of the guayacan
tree on the hill acr,-ss the river fade in the dimming
lihht. Hc listened intently to the roar of the rapid,
the %whirring uf the night birds, the whistle of
the tiny green lizards and the teeming busy life
abhut him. The stars came out, generously strewn,
as is the habit of the tropic sky And again, as he
had done su man. times, he compared his lot with
that if the city dwellers, in their bleak stone cliffs,
and his heart ached with the pity of them and
with the beauty of his own. He closed his eyes.
Hi, breath came deeply, smoothly Last thoughts
slowed over him. He was alseep.
A little white-faced monke', as though grateful
for the companionship, climbed down and curled
himself in a bush a few feet above them. He chat-
tered softly, querulously to himself. Other jungle
denizens came and went noisily or noiselessly,
in water or on land, each according to his custom.
All were curious about these two strange creatures
in their land but all seemed to recognize instinc-
tively that there was a greater force than their
own, and while some approached, none came near.
Dawn. Rising mists. Opening of vistas. Sweet
cool air. Gleaming, glistening golds of all shades
in the east. Nectarine waters.
He plunged in and dashed vigorously across.
The Indian sat, blanket enfolded, on the bank and
criirni.. at his companion's folly. He climbed the
scar of a recent slide on the far bank and sat on a
jutting rock. Abruptly he scrambled down the
bank and peered intently into the water. He
straightened with a jerk, headup, arms flung wildly
to the skies.
"Gold! Gold! John!" His voice sank to a
The Indian jumped to his feet at the wildness
of the cry but sank back at its impart. Happy
man! Ignorant of what a vaunted civilization
will trade him for his gold, able to hold the even
tenor of his way.
Unhappy man. Perhaps to be swerved from
his chosen path, to a life of vain longing by a
The work progressed. A sluice box hewn from
a cottonwood. An axe-hewn shovel. Baskets
woven from bejuco o'erflowing with glittering
grains. The cayuco loaded to the water's edge.
The start. A wild arrowy voyage with feet
braced and palanka balanced across the body,
thrusting first on one side, then on the other. On
the swifter runs with hair flying and body
crouched to find a balance. Only one accident,
and that amusing from the startling swiftness of
its action. The Indian, riding the bow when they
were shooting a narrow passage between a huge
boulder and the bank, wedged his palanka be-
tween them and was hurled back breathless,
draped by his middle section over the palanka
like a wet rag on a clothesline. He tumbled
the white man from the boat as he came by, and
the boat, men, and palanka bounced serenely
down the race and grounded together on a sand-
bar at its foot. A fortunate ..rdin., truly.
Three days tuffki.lt to cover the swift water it
had taken 12 to climb, and they found themselves
sailing down the broad lower stretches of the river
with a sail improvised from a blanket. Five days
of this, irksome after the flight on the rapid, and
they reached the first native settlement and
hired a river schooner for the rest of the trip.
A.'.iin he leaned on a steamer rail. He waved
farewell to the Indian, now clad in overalls and a
red cap, patent leathers on his feet and supremely
happy, who faded into the distance, and the sail
of the yawl (his own) became a white speck against
This tanned, distinguished-looking white man
turned from the rail and sauntered up the deck.
He paused, looked around to see that no one was
watching, and pulled a shining bit from his pocket.
He held it close before his eyes, clicked his tongue
in his throat and observed solemnly to it!
"The root of all evil! Give us more of the root."
He turned back and gazed long at the hazy blue
of the shore line in the distance. The strains
of the li- a'ii.i waltz caught his ear. He glanced
back as two girlish figures in filmy white danced
into his line of vision. He leaned again on the rail,
head bent, and you might have heard him murmur.
"I wonder? I won--d- !"
* ..: .
Daniel Goodwin, rector of the "Stone Church"
in Albany, New York, was pacing rapidly up and
down his luxuriously furnished study with quick
agitated strides. One glance at his face sufficed
to vouch for the tumultous state of his mind.
"I ou n't go!" he muttered determinedly. "They
can't make me. It's not our war. America's en-
trance-bosh! I'll-I'll claim exemption. No-I
can't-I'll give up my place-my parish. I'll-
I'll-Oh thunder!" he exploded violently, and flung
himself into a great easy chair, while his face
worked convulsively with the stress of strangled
How long he sat there he never knew. His
housekeeper's "The Board to see you, sir" startled
him, and, hurriedly throwing on his coat, he
received them doggedly, almost distrustfully.
"Mr. Goodwin" he heard distinctly, but far off.
"We haven't come on a very pleasant errand, to
say the least." The voice drew nearer. "I don't
deem it necessary to waste words. The fact is,"
the voice deafened him now, "we've come to ask
for your resignation." Silence. The great clock
on the stairway boomed five. Silence. Two
minutes dragged slowly by. Finally, rising slowly
to his feet, pausing dazedly, as though to consider
the situation, Goodwin spoke.
"Gentlemen," he said clearly, "I have felt this
coming. However, you know my views on a
certain question uppermost in your minds. I'm
sorry if they displease you. But to preach war
and strife, I can not and will not. Please consider
my resignation effective at once. Good day."
And turning, he strode from the study, etiquette
thrown to the winds.
Goodwin left Alb:any almost immediately, and
was as quickly forgotten He sought seclusion,
but could not find peace. He became restless,
resentful, distrustful, and ever-increasing fire of
hate burned deep in his sol, At last, morose,
melancholy, his doctrine forg, tien, Daniel Good-
win was called to the colors. He went, a disgrace
to his profession, to mankind and to his country.
Three months training at Fort Slocum made him
no better. He openly cursed the land of his birth,
and, when sailing from Camp Merrit for "over
there" he was the "black eye" of the regiment.
Boom-Boom-Si-s-s-s-s -Crack! Bang! Heavy
firing on the western front. Somewhere out there
on "No Man's Land" lay Daniel Goodwin, one
of a squad of eight, who, hardly daring to move,
were crawling slowly and painfully through mud,
mire, and grime to cut enemy entanglements.
Bullets whizzed angrily and wrathfully spat the
"Uh---" shuddered Goodwin, "How slimy
and how ghastly. War indeed!"
Suddenly the sky burst into dazzling brilliancy
as a rocket burst and fell near by. And then all
But for the space of a second only. Louder
and louder boomed the guns; faster and more
angrily spat the bullets; redder and redder flamed
the sky; the ground trembled, shook, and swayed
until in one mighty effort, as tho' all the forces
of the earth were united, a column of soil, rock and
gravel rose into the air to a tremendous height
and fell. And Daniel Goodwin lay still amongst
At twilight of the following day, groaning and
writhing in pain, Goodwin regained consciousness.
He rolled painfully over and in so doing lay in a
pool of blood.
He threw out his arms in a gesture of distress
and felt something soft. Raising his head he
beheld a mangled body. He turned frightfully
dizzy and heaved a long, low moan in the agony
of his helplessness. With almost a superhuman
effort he raised himself on his elbow and looking
more closely, discerned the face of a mere youth.
He sank back heavily, and, moaning pitifully,
"Must I too be sacrificed in this market of souls?
Oh, there is no God!" and clutching wildly about
as though to find relief, he grasped a tiny bit of
Ruth E. Wilson, '2o.
paper. He laboriously raised himself again and
in the dim light of the fading day, falteringly
read the following:
'.A lhdd.e,' ris ior ..,ur :in counirec CG biann, b)y,
:ho' .ou re all I have Do .vjr bit GCd's will b1 d jne
Goodwin lay back and a great white light en-
eloped his soul. His mind clear 1 andL with arms
outstretched, this man prayed; prayed in the star-
light; prayed as never before; prayed for forgive-
ness and salvation.
And so he passed into perfect understanding
with his Maker in the ghastly loneliness of "No
Maln's Lan l."
ONE GIRL'S WAY.
S...'., S 'tl, "'20.
Katherinr Kent,known ask.at by her intimates,
sat swinging in the hammock on the front porch
of the Robinsn h.-ime. She was adorahbly bc-
witching with briow n s all tw inkly with mischief;
little red lips all puckered up, while with her w hite
hands she tried to uck in a few little curlk that
would escape from their proper places. She gave
a quick push with her foot and began swinging
"Oh!" and she clasped her hands with delight,
"it will be the best fun, Maggie! Just think-oh!"
And laugh after laugh followed.
"For pity's sake, Katy, what's up?" and Mar-
garet Robinson questioned her friend with interest.
"You've been sitting there for 5 minutes now,
carrying on something dreadful."
"Maggie, I've just remembered what day it is
and I've thought of themost lovelicious scheme,"
and Katherine swung harder than ever.
"Why, to-day's -Thursday. I don't see any-
thing remarkable about that." And Marararet
showed her disgust by turning up her perfectly
good Roman nose.
"Yes, hone bunch, it is-Thursday. It's also
the day after yesterday and the daythefire to-
morrow-but- and here she st dipped swinging
and leaned forward-"it's also, dearest, it's also
the first day of January of the year 19-20; 19
2o," she repeated with eyes twinkling brighter
19-20.. Why! that's leap year," and Margaret
gave each word its due.
"I should say it is!"
"But what difference does it make to-- she
"Us? Oh, I suppose it doesn't make any dif'
tu you," and Katherine showed her indifference
to that feature of it, "but-it dots to me."
"It does? For pity's sake, Kate, be merciful,
"Listen, Maggie. and in due course the mystery
will be revealed,"with dramatic ardor, "when it's
leap year it's a woman's bounden duty to find out
a few things that she wouldn't dare mention at
other times. Such as how many chances she has
"Katherine Kent, you're not thinking of pro-
"Of proposing? I should say not! But of find-
ing out how many chances of being turned down
I have, if in 4 \ears I should decide to propose to
someone," Katherine gave a knowing wink, "I
should say I have."
"You mean you're going to propose now to
some desirable male so that if in 4 years you
should decide to propose to this same desirable
male you'd know how many chances you'd have,
taking for granted, of course," with sarcastic em-
phasis,"that thedelicate feelings and-er-'lovings'
of this same desirable male wouldn't change in
4 years." And Margaret Robinson gave her head
"Margaret Robinson, you're too impossible!"
Katherine laughei'l didn't say anything of the
kind!" She took a deep breath and starred in,
"I'm going to pick out three normal candidates,
- ---- -_ E
sort of-er- well you might say propose to them,
just to see what'll happen. If none of the three
seem at all overcome by my charms, I'll know
then that I'm destined to be a hopeless old maid
and live with a cat and a poll parrot, but-if
even one should be impressed I'll live in-hope,"
and Katherine rolled her eyes with a saintly ex-
pression on her roguish face.
"Well-it might work." But Margaret ap-
peared a trifle dubious, for which let's not judge
her too harshly.
"Might? I tell you, Margaret Robinson, it will
work, and even if everyone refuses to--Oh,
Maggie, it's going to be too much." Jumping up,
Katherine began to waltz Margaret over the porch.
"Just a minute, please," Margaret's voice was
final. "Who are to be the poor unsuspecting
"W-e-1-1. I haven't exactly decided." Kath-
erinepaused. "Justaminute." Margaretwatched
her while she ran to her near-by pile of books and
returned with pad and pencil.
"Let's sit in the hammock," and she ran toward
it, dragging Margaret. "Now help me make a list
of all thepossibles." After a few minutes' writing
and conferring, the list was finished.
"Just 6 boys I'd even care to tackle. Now
let's pick out the 3 most normal of them all.
JimmyRichards,-he's toogood-looking. Itreally
isn't normalin thatsex and I might try extrahardto
win him, which would ruin my test." So a pencil
line was run through poor Mr. James Richards.
"Jack Morgan-he's normal, don't you think?"
And Katherine turned questioning eyes toward
"Oh, yes, he's normal enough. He certainly
isn't a too good-looking boy!" Kate's eyes had
rather, it would seem, an unnecessary fire. Then,
after a glance at Margaret's shining face, "Oh,
you stop teasing me," and after giving her chum's
arm a playful slap she resumed, "Dwight Green-
ley-too bright and studious-not normal in any
sex. Robert Anderson-I think he's normal."
"Yes, I think he'd be all right." And for once
"Peter Emerton-don't like his name-suppose
he can't help it because I don't happen to like
the name Peter-any way he's better than that
old stupid Roger Johnson. Goodness me, Mag,
suppose Roger was a normal male!" Katherine
was truly aghast at the possibility.
"One thing I know, Kate. You wouldn't be
formulating schemes to catch one." Margaret
"I should say not!" Then she surveyed her
list. "I think I'll tackle Robert, then Peter Emer-
ton, and then Jack Morgan. I'll start-let's see-
well, as soon as possible." She gazed at the paper
and her wandering glance noted her wrist watch.
"Good night, Maggie, it's 5.45 and we're going to
have company for dinner. I'll have to fly or
mother'll think something's happened to her
angelic little daughter." And, with a backward
wink, she gathered her books and scampered.
A few weeks after, on a Saturday morning,
Margaret Robinson answered a tempestuous
telephone bell. It was Katherine.
"Rush to the aid of one disconsolate! Bring
your racket! Hurry!" Margaret ran for her
racket, anxious to know what had happened.
Ten minutes later the two girls were settled on
one of the garden benches.
"Well, what luck and what news, Katy?" She
was bubbling over with interest.
"It's-Robert Anderson," Kate declared, trying
to look downhearted but not being very success-
"Robert Anderson? Oh, yes, he was case num-
ber one. Any success?" Breathlessly she waited.
"None. Ab-so-lute-ly none. He's hopeless.
Just think he can't even imagine it," more dis-
consolately than ever.
"Imagine it? Imagine what?" puzzlingly.
"Why, yes," and Katherine began to hum,
"Can you imagine a cozy little cottage;
Can you imagine one built for you and me."
"Heavens! Katherine Kent, you don't mean-
did you sing that song to him and mean it?"
Margaret was horrified.
"Maggie, dear, of course, I didn't mean it."
Katy was hurt. "I just wanted to know his
opinion on the subject." Margaret not interrupt-
ing, she continued. "You know I've been tag-
ging Robert Anderson somewhat shamefully for
the last two weeks."
"I should think I do! When you haven't been
peering out of the window, waiting till he started
to school, you've been throwing paper at him
and making eyes across the classroom. Some-
times, Katherine, I'm almost ashamed of you,"
there was regret in Marargret's voice. "though
most of the time I've known you've been having
a good time and have tried to convince msclf
that it's all for the best."
"Well, it isn't my fault. I couldn't think of
any other way to bring myself to the notice of
that boy, and I've certainly succeeded. And, oh,
the stale, stale jokes he has tried to pull off, at
which I had to laugh to play the game right.
But it's been quite a bit of fun. Last night, after
I had hinted going to, coming from, and staying
in school, that I love movies, and was just
dying to see Douglas Fairbanks in "Oh, Boy" he
finally got up enough spunk to ask me to go. I
was de-lighted! Now I knew my chance had come.
The time I spent in fixing up for him-the mean
thing! I even wore my new rose dress-the
unappreciative simpleton-! Well, we went and
though I had a stupid time, I survived. When we
reached home, it being early, I asked him in.
I sat down at the piano and sang, and once in a
while he joined in. He has a pretty good voice,
I declare it's a shame-a good voice is such an
asset-then, quite accidentally, of course, I sang
"Can you imagine a co;y little cottage;
Can you imagine one built for you and me."
All the while I was singing I looked at him and
he looked back but he was laughing. Then sort
o' sober-like, he spoke, while I held my breath.
'Say, Kate,' he said, 'that song made me think of
the girl of my dreams.'
'Oh, do describe her to me,' I was just running
over with sweetness. 'Oh, it seems crazy to talk
about her, but then, she's gentle and sweet,' I
chuckled, that was me, of course, 'and pretty,'
plenty of hopes there, 'and domestic', I wasn't
exactly so sure there, 'opposed to suffrage', my
heart sank, 'in fact I've never seen her yet, but
maybe some bright day'-and with great earnest-
ness, he wandered on. Thinking of nothing else
to do I let all the music slam on the piano. That
woke him up and he left soon afterwards. He's
hopeless, and I know now that he can't be normal,
so I content myself. I shall tackle Mr. Peter
Emerton right away. Surely there must be some
boys who have some sense anyway."
"Katy, I'm sorry about Robert Anderson, but
of course he isn't normal. W\'hat are your next
"Oh, I don't know, but I'm not going to lose
any time over Peter. Just think of all those
precious hours in which I pursued Robert Ander-
son. I feel like--" with which explosion Kather-
ine arose to get her racket to play tennis.
Monday night Margaret received a note via
Katherine's little brother. She opened it anx-
'Dear M iggeic
I .itt.aked Peter F.merr,.n this afternoon and have decided
never again ru attack jn. one whoue name I don't like. To beur,
with, I 'a.ilked home fropm ,chorol vth him Itake it literally
please,. You ought to have heard the %ondertul excu-e about
going to the drug .tore near 4i. hnuse, I framed up it 'asa
Shopper. The extremilies r.: which one %ill eo to gain a purpose
are reil') dreadful' On the v av I probed him with ques-ions
aboutmarriage. I really had to use a monke.y-rench to extract
them. And what do \ou think He's a regular woman-harer!
Says he wouldn't eien 11;lk home Irom schooll irh one iYou
see he also re.alied the real siru.tioni, and as for surrendering
his life and pcckerbook, %h\ he'd die first! He I'id especial
emphasis on the pocketbook, you m a be sure. Mercenar. old
wretch! I lefthim %irh pleasure, walked into the drug store, out
again andhome. Never again!
Yours in despair of being an old maid.
Margaret folded the note with a sigh. "Poor
Katherine, her plan was almost spoiled! One
more hope-Jack Morgan. Perhaps he would-
but-who knows?" And kind-hearted Margaret
decided to go up and cheer up Katherine.
When she entered the Kent gate, she paused.
Who was singing? She listened. It sounded
decidedlylike the deep, bass voice of Jack Morgan.
Was it? It must be! But what was he singing,
and where was he? The faint creaking of the
hammock was heard. She went nearer. Out on
the breeze floated a song which seemed to be in
keeping with the time and occasion.
"K-K-K--K.Lt, beautiful Katv,
You're the only g-g-g-girl that I idore"
Margaret closed the gate with an amused look
on her face. Katy didn't need any of her "cheer-
ing up." W'hat had happened to change things
so? Well, anyway, she knew Kate as happy
because she always said Jack was the nicest boy
she knew, only he needed a good "shaking up."
"Shakingup?" She repeated the words. He surely
had received a good one by this scheme of Kate's.
She reflected. Could it be possible that Kate had
deliberately tried to administer this shaking and
had therefore invented this scheme? She won-
UN DIA EN EL CANAL.
Ruth IVi!son, '20o.
Recogiendo el periodic una mariana hace
algunas semanas, lef estos titulos: "Gran der-
rumbe en el Corte de Culebra ayer." Esto basta-
ba para hacerme curiosa; asi es que cuando hube
leido todo el articulo, resolve pedirle a papA que me
Ilevara al trabajo con 61 el dia siguiente. Antes
de proseguir deben saber, Uds. mis lectores, que
papA trabaja en un remolcador, el cual, a causa
del derrumbe, estA en el corte de Culebra.
Yo le pregunte y como resultado fuimos, papa
y yo, al correo para esperar el jitney official que
lleva siempre a los empleados americanos al
Despu6s de un viaje por Corozal y los otros
pueblos, legamos a Paraiso. Alli subimos al
buque que Ileva a los trabajadores a sus diferentes
lugares. Fu6 alli que vi por primera vez el der-
rumbe. El imported de rocas, de lodo, de arena y
de barro era enorme. El corte estaba casi
cerrado. Una isla flotante estaba en el centro y
pasar era impossible. No habia trifico ninguno
por el canal, except por supuesto, las dragas y los
remolcadores que trabajaban sin parar.
Era necesario subir un alijador que estaba cerca,
para alcanzar nuestro remolcador que estaba al
otro lado del derrumbe pues no podiamos pasar
la isla flotante de otra manera. Los alijadores
estaban resbaladizos; la draga bulliciosa y desa-
gradable, y una vez abordo del remolcador, me
sent en un lugar quieto para esperar la comida.
Nos habiamos atado a dos alijadores, lenos de
lodo y procediamos por el canal, cuando, fig6rense
mi sorpresa, of la exclamaci6n:
-No encuentro a cocinero ninguno!
Nos vimos en un apuro. Pero cuando uno tiene
hambre, hara cualquiera cosa para satisfacerla.
Pues, pronto el capitan, papa y yo bajamos a la
cocina y preparamos la comida. Dejo esa comida
a sus imaginaciones.
Despues de cuatro horas de navegar, Ilegamos
a una cueva. El contramaestre midi6 el agua, a
la hondura just nos paramos y el capitan grit6
en voz alta:
Un ruido de trueno cuando los dardos de los
alijadores se aflojaron, espumas de agua surgieron
al aire, nuestro remolcador se abalanz6 peligrosa-
mente, se me hel6 la sangre en las venas, y los
A este moment el proyector se apag6. Otra
vez nos vimos en un apuro serio. Pero el capitan,
con la mayor sangre fria, hizo volver el buque y
lentamente nos pusimos en march a Paraiso.
El viaje a ese pueblecito era grandiose. La luna
llena brillaba sobre el agua tranquila con un es-
plendor plateado. Las luces coloradas centel-
learon como astros lejanos. Las brisas frescas
agitaban el agua y las olas chiquitas arrullaron
suavemente contra el buque. Y escuchando alli
en la solitud de la noche quieta, me dormi.
BALBOA DRY DOCK AND SHOPS.
BALBOA DRY DOCK AND SHOPS.
Gecrge Danskin, 'zr.
The photograph reproduced on the opposite
page shows three ships in the dry dock of the Bal-
boa plant, one of the most efficient plants of its
kind in the world.
In determining the efficiency of a plant one
must consider the supervision, the equipment, and
the class of workmen employed. Under super-
vision we will consider how the supervisors are
chosen, their qualifications, etc.; under equip-
ment, all modern equipment; and under class of
workmen employed, their qualifications, how and
from where employed.
First we will examine the supervision. The
superintendent of the plant must be a naval con-
structor and a graduate of Annapolis, and one who
is capable of handling large groups of men. He
is appointed by the Secretary of the Navy. The
minor supervisors, such as the foremen and leading
men, are chosen from the shops by the superintend-
ent according to their efficiency and seniority of
The equipment is of the latest and most im-
proved type. To illustrate we shall take the forg-
ing of a propeller shaft and the casting of a cyl-
inder. The propeller shaft is forged in the black-
smith forging shop where, in fi.rging, it will be
subjected to a pressure of 25,000 pounds by the
hydraulic presses and 2,500 pounds by the large
drop-hammers. After forging it is taken to the
machine shop and turned on one of the big lathes.
We will leave the forging here and return to the
foundry where the casting of the cylinder is made.
In its casting, crucibles capable of casting 25 tons
per day are used. The foundry can cast either
iron, brass, or steel. Then the job is taken to the
machine shop where, if very big, it will be planed
on the largest planer which has a travel of 24
feet by ii feet between the housing, by 7A feet
from the top of the house to the table. After
planing it will be taken to the large lathe which
has a swing of 14 feet by io0 feet in length. Then
it is finished off and both the cylinder and the
propeller shaft are taken to the dry dock where a
ship is being repaired. The dry dock is 1,000 feet
by Ino feet by 45 feet deep over the keel blocks.
A pontoon can be added to it making it approxi-
mately 1,050 feet. This dock can dry-dock the
largest ship in the world in about four hours. On
the far side of the dock can be seen the 50-ton
steam wrecking crane which runs along the edge of
the dock and lifts boilers from the boiler shop to the
ships. In the boiler shop there are some very in-
teresting and modern machinery, probably chief
among these are the steel plate rollers which roll
steel up to a thickness of 2 inches. Here also the
welding is done which saves the Canal thousands
of dollars a year. Three classes of welding are
done here. They are thermite, acetylene, and elec-
tric welding. Near the boiler shop is the car shop
which makes the cars for the Panama Railroad
Company and also for outside companies. A
passenger coach of native mahogany can be built
in from 5 to 6 weeks when only 4 men are
working on it. The machine for taking scrapped
wheels off trucks can exert a force of 200 tons,
There also is the planing shop in which all native
wood is handled and planed to a finely finished
piece of furniture from a rough tree. Nearly all
of the woodwork of the rebuilt Cristobal was made
As to the workmen, they are the pick of the
States. All skilled labor must first be citizens of
the United States. All mechanics must have 2
years' experience after completion of apprentice-
ship. All mechanics are classified as first class
and must qualify or they are returned to the
All trades have a certain number of apprentices.
The apprentices advance every three months ac-
cording to their skill. They work with the reg-
ular mechanics on regular production work. They
are under the supervision of the shop foremen.
In order to make them proficient in their chosen
trade they are required to attend the apprentice
school which is held one afternoon, 4 hours,
per week. In the apprentice school they are in-
structed in mechanical drawing, blue print read-
ing, shop arithmetic, and practical engineering.
s s r * ** "!!!!! !!!
If at the end of the 3 months they have not re-
ceived an average of 75 per cent they remain on
the same job for 3 months more. Then if the%
fail to receive such a grading they are no longer
employed as apprentices. The whole course is
4 years. If at the end of the apprenticeship
they have satisfactorily qualified they are given
certificates of proficiency signed by the Superin-
tendent of the Division, the Superintendent of
Schools, and by the Governor of the Canal.
This plant, as has been said before, is one of the
most efficient working plants of the world. As
an example of efficiency we will consider a few of
the many cases. The Von St.ib. n, formerly the
Crown Prince, was hit by a mine in the war zone,
her plates were buckled and the stern of her keel
was badly bent. A Philadelphia shipyard wanted
3 months to complete the job. The Canal
cabled to send her here. She was sent here and
finished in the record time of 17 days. Another
example is the case of the 5 interned German
ships which were towed from Peru where the\ had
been almost scrapped by the crew. They were
finished in app oximately one year. Still another
case is that of the Cristoba!. In the photograph
the 9,ooo-ton Cr:.'obaL/ is at the repair wharf.
The Crisiobal was practically reb:i:t at this plant.
It had been a freighter and was changed to a
passenger ship. This was finished in approxi-
mately 12 months. Most people in the States
do not realize that the Canal is the most efficient
canal of its type in the world and that it is of im-
portance in case of ~ '.-.
WHEN A FELLER NEEDS A QUARTER.
Gertrude van Harde:e!d, 'z2.
Jimmy Slade needed a quarter, and he needed
it badly. To-morrow would be his mother's birth-
day, and he had determined to buy her that beau-
tiful red handkerchief that was displayed in the
window, at the "Jew's." But the handkerchief
was marked with a prominent "25c." sign, and
Jimmy didn't have a cent, and what was worse,
he had no means of getting any money. He paced
up and down before the window, trying to get
an inspiration. Suddenly he was seized with a
bright idea. He entered the store and addressed
himself to the fat and bustling proprietor.
"Mr. Mogelewsky, do yuh need a boy tuh go
tuh th' post office 'r anything?"
"Ach, no!" was the reply, "get out of mine
Jimmy got. He looked up and down the street.
At a near-by grocery store, a man was alighting
from a wagon.
"Hey, mister!" Jimmy ran toward the man,
"D'yuh want me tuh hol' yer h ,rse?"
"W'hv, son, that horse wouldn't stir from here
if he had wings to fly." The man smiled kindly
on the upturned face, and entered the store.
Jimmy journeyed a little farther up the street.
He saw a newsboy a;iprnichin- him.
"Cats and d yg;, rats and mice; a big long ladder
an' a pail of rice!" he greeted the other bur ith the
call of the gang. Kin I sell som. papers, Dick ?"
"All sold, 'cept a few that's promised." Dick
passed on and Jimmy sat down on the curb.
On the opposite curb sat a little Yiddish girl,
an acquaintance of his. She was playing with her
rag doll, and talking to it in Yiddish. He sur-
veyed her listlessly and then gazed down the
street. An automobile was coming toward him.
He arose from the curb, much as one does when
one has sat on a tack, and rushed across the street.
Seizing the rag doll from the loving grasp of
its fond pa en-, he threw it into the path of the
car. The little gi I sc gained as she saw her poor
child go under the wheels. The car stopped and
the man, who was driving, got out.
"What's the matter, little one?" he asked.
"You run over her doll an' she don't like it,"
stated Jimmy promptly.
The man smiled. "\\'hat's the damage?" he
"S'x b:ts." Jimmy p onounceJ this verdict
after having confe.red wit' the lady in question,
in he- native tongue, and having waited for her
to sit down again on the curb with her wounded
The man grinned broadly. He put his hand
into his pocket and pulled out a quarter and a
5S cent piece. He dropped the coins into the
handoftheattornyv,got into his car,and drove off.
"Here, kid, thanks," and with a grin of content-
ment, Jimmy shoved the qo-cent piece into the
hand of his unwilling accomplice, and ran happily
down the street with the quarter.
-Maria, Maria! A ver ese caf6, que ya es hora
--Cuintas cosas quieres que haga a un tiem-
po? Vestir los chicos, encender lalumbre, y limpiar-
te los zapatos. JTe has vuelto loco, hombre?
-Y hacerme Ilegar tarde a la oficina!
-Que desgraciada soy!
-Vaya! Donde esta el caf&.
-En la lu-u-umbre-contesta Marii llorandD).
-Caramba! Que mujer! Mira lo que me has
hecho hacer. He derramado el cafe, roto dos
platillos y ya son las ocho y media-exclama
Antonio, el esposo, entrando a la sala carganda los
pedazos de los platillos y todo manchado dc cafe.
-Que desgraciada soy!
-No puedo esperar mAs. Me voy sin el cafe-
brama el esposo. Coge su gorro y se march de la
Por la tarde lleg6 a la casa, con un mozo que
traia sobre la cabeza un catre, y con una mujer
de dimensions inmensas que a la vista parecia
-Mira, Maria, lo que te traigo. Ya puedes
perder cuidado. He traido a Dorotea para que
te ayude en los trabajos de la casa. Ahora puedes
dormir la siesta muy tranquila.
-Ay! Esposo mio! Que bueno eres-dijo Maria,
besindolo con much alegria.
Asi es que Dorotea, al dia siguiente tom6 cargo
de todos los chicos. Empez6 por baiiar y vestirlos
y a las ocho menos diez mand6 a los dos mis
grandes a la escuela.
Cuando Antonio lleg6 por la tarde, encontr6 a
Maria muy bien vestida y los chicos todos senta-
dos a la mesa. Di6 una mirada de aprobaci6n
y estaba muy satisfecho de su fortune.
-Si hubieras visto a Da:otea hoy. Roberto se
estaba baiando y al oir gritos, Dorotea corri6
hacia el ba.o y abriendo la puerta encontr6 el
baio Ileno de .ln y Roberto nadanlo para sal-
varse. Cogiendalo por las orejas lo sac6 del
baia le di6 dos coscorrones y vistiendolo, lo hiz:)
ir afuera a jugar-dijo M iri.i con risa.
-Caramba! Creo que DJrotea nos va a servir
El domingo despubs de misa, Antonio propuso
que todos fueran a la plaza.
-Dejaremos a Dorotea para que n Is cuide la
A las tres, Maria, Antonio y los cuatro chicos
salieron para la plaza. Despues de divertirse
much se marcharon otra vez a la casa, muy
cansados y hambrientos. Pero cuando lIegaron
no encontraron ni a Darotea, ni-el care.
-Se ha Ilevado. hasta mis chinelas-dijo
-No s" porque se ha ido. NJ.otro3 la tratamos
muy bien--ijo Maria sentindose al lado de
--Qu6 es esto?-dijo, viendo un papelillo sobre
la mesa. Cogiendolo con asombro lo abrio v
No puedo esperar hasta que ud. llegue para decirle que me
voV. Estay muv de prisa. Si me quedo aqui un dia mas los
chicos acabaran conmig Su esposo no me dijo que tendria
que cuid.tr a cuatro ma:ji.hos Ya eso es demasiado. No
se aparen p ,r mi salario que no lo quiero.
Adios, oiai sea para siempre.
Soy, su segura servidora (en otro mundo),
OROA desgraciada s
-Que desgraciada sov!
F-1 \1 ATRIlNI )N( l)L R.ACI Al-1) i
LES ILES DE PERLES.
Fra es WIVestberg, '0o.
Quel dr6le petit village! Il y a A peu pros quar-
ante huttes sur une colline. Les murs de huttes
sont faits de la boue rouge et du bambou. Les
toits sont faits des branches du palmier. II n'y a
qu' une grande chambre dans chaque hutte oil
les naturels mangent et o6 ils dorment et of ils
recoivent leurs amis; oh leurs poules, leurs chiens,
leurs chats, et leurs autres animaux dorment et
mangent; tout dans la m8me chambre. Les
huttes sont places dans des files avec un petit
sentier battu entire chaque file. On peut voir au
pied de la colline, des canots. Autour de quelques
huttes on troupe des plants qui se sont fanbes.
Devant chaque maisonette il y a un tronc d'arbre
creux sur lequel est plac- une planche qui tient du
riz vert qui y est plac6 pour se s-cher. Parmi
quelques huttes notables est la cour de Justice
qui &tait occupp6e autrefois par les pirates. Sur
le toit de cette butte des pirates il y a un drapean
blanc avec un squelette noir. On peut voir aussi
des ruines d'une vieille 6glise avec quelques statues
fanees et cass6es et un petit autel, mal netu, dela-
bre et tres sale.
Anita Sargent, '23.
Mary Ellen loved pink handkerchiefs, so when
her friends gave her some white ones for her
birthday she was very much disappointed. She
was a little angry, too.
That was in June. It took nearly a month for
Mary Ellen to decide what to do with those soft,
white things. Then a man representing the
Smythe's Soap and Dye works came to the little
village and gave a few public demonstrations.
Mary Ellen's question was settled. The insipid
white things became a beautiful deep pink.
One afternoon in July, Mary Ellen was going
to her aunt's house with some books-also her
pink handkerchief. The road was dusty, having
seen no rain for nearly a month. The few trees
here and there seemed to crave water, while the
parched, brown grass thought its end had come.
Not a breeze stirred anywhere. Looking in the
distance one could see the heat rising in dizy
lines above the country road. Mary Ellen was
hot and not very comfortable as she trudged on
with her books. Every step or two the pink
handkerchief was brought up to a very warm and
dusty face to wipe off the drops of moisture there.
It was with a sigh of relief that Mary Ellen,
consoled with thoughts of sugar cookies and large
glasses of lemonade, stood on her aunt's doorstep
and rang the bell. A step in the hallway, a fum-
ble at the latch, and Aunt Marie opened the
door. But instead of relieving the burdenef the
joy-anticipating niece, she stood, as tho' barring
her out, gazing at the moist and drooping face
"Mary Ellen!" she cried, "My goodness, child,
what have you got?"
"Books, Auntie," replied Mary Ellen, taking a
"Get into this house!" went on Aunt Marie.
"Mercy me! What shall I do?"
Too puzzled to say anything Mary Ellen allowed
herself to be led into the parlor where her aunt told
her to "lie very still for just a few minutes." Of
course the "Iying still" was all right, but why
must Aunt Marie weep and wail and cry, "Oh,
oh, oh! I know you must be getting smallpox or
scarlet fever! Oh! oh! And Mary's only child! '
Now Mary Ellen was very superstitious, and
it didn't take long for her to be almost ill with
excitement and sympathy for herself. Lying with
eyes uplifted, looking at the ceiling angelically,
Mary Ellen reviewed her life's history, wiping
her face frequently with her handkerchief as she
thought of the times she had lain long hours in
bed instead of going to church. She wondered
if, after she was dead, she would go to the.heaven
she had her doubts about, and if her loving
parents and friends would decorate her grave with
the pink roses she loved best.
About fifteen minutes later, Aunt Marie, weeping
and wailing, brought Doctor Rix, the only doctor
the village boasted of, into the parlor. He looked
very wise and important as he felt of the patient's
pulse and said, "Her pulse is beating normally."
Next he passed his hand over her perplexed brow.
Telling the somewhat consoled aunt that her
niece had no fever, the doctor requested that some
ice wrapped in a towel be put on Manr% Ellen's
forehead. In a few minutes the patient felt a
heavy sensation on her forehead. But the ice had
not been wrapped up well, for soon littlestreams of
water were making their course down Mary Ellen's
As she wiped them off with her handkerchief,
Doctor Rix watched her face. He noticed that
more pink spots appeared. Turning to the aston-
ished aunt he said, "A little soap and water, please."
With vigor and soap and water, Doctor Rix
rubbed the patient's face. Lo! As Aunt \IJric
watched, the color disappeared. But her curiosity
was not satisfied until she saw the doctor wet Mary
Ellen's handkerchief and rubit on his hand. Spots
similar to those on Mary Ellen's face appeared.
The moon was bright and full as Mary Ellen
walked home that evening. She breathed in the
cool evening air and thought of her afternoon's
experience. When she reached her home she went
to her room where from a shelf she took a box of
pink dye, preparing to throw it out of her window
as far as she could. Carelessly turning it upside
down, she read on the bottom of the box,"Fast
colors not guaranteed."
The next day while at the drug store, Mary
Ellen met the man who sold her the dye. He
was trying to interest the owner of the drug store
in his soaps and dyes. As Mary Ellen entered,
he said, "If you don't believe my dyes are good,
ask this young lady what she thinks of them."
"Oh, they are very good for dyes whose colors
are not guaranteed to be fast," said that young
lady, trying to suppress a laugh behind a very
white and dainty handkerchief.
Cecile Lear, '22.
"It's time for the morning story," said teacher.
"Form a circle. That's it, children. Move up
The small children crowded nearer to teacher
and sat alert, eagerly waiting for the story to
"Once upon a time," began teacher, "there lived
in a far away country, a tribe of poor people. In
time of plenty they had barely enough to supply
their needs, but in the time of famine they were
desolate. This year there came upon the land a
worse famine than had ever been before, and the
poor people were unable to cope with it. Many
of them starved until at last there were only two
children left. They resolved to leave the place of
ill-luck and to seek their fortunes in another land.
The nearest place was over one hundred miles
away, and as they had no cart, they had to go
on foot. The path was long and stony and
danger faced them at every turn."
Just then teacher was attracted by a small
hand waving in the air.
"Aw, teacher, I don't like that story. It's too
sorrowful. Gee, I could tell a better one than
Teacher put away the book and sat up with
interest, saying, "Go ahead, Tommy."
Tommy strutted to the front of the room, looked
proudly at his small associates and started his story.
"Once upon a time there was a pirate chief
named Tommy. He had a great big pirate ship
and lots of pirates. He was very strong and
brave and his men were afraid of him 'cause he
made them walk the plank if they were bad.
None of the other ships came near this ship if
they could help it, 'cause the pirates robbed them
of their diamonds and money and then had big
bonfires on the ocean. Most of the boats carried
good things to eat and drink, and the men always
searched the boats and then took away all the
Tommy paused to see the effect of his story.
Everyone was watching him, except Jimmy, who
was Tomm\'s worst enemy. He .ust sat back in
his seat and sneered. Revenge is sweet, so from
then on Tommy made Jimmy the villain of his
"One day, as Captain Tommy was looking out
to sea, he 'spied a tinm sp.ck an.l said, '.ha! 'tis
the Il'File Sta,, sailing un.id r Captain Jimm'!
O'ertake her, my lads.
"In a short time they were near the ship anJ
made it surrender. Then the pirate chief an I his
men just climbed on the other ship an.. took all
the food d and %ine r.- their o'wn ship. They mi .1
all the people walk the plank, but they save.l
Captain Jimm', until latI Th-ii th-- hit Captain
Jimmy with paddles until h- crie.l an.l crime ,
and then they thrce him overb.-,ard and went
down to the dining rJ.jiim r, ear anj drink.'
"Wait a minute," interrupted teacher, "Jimmy,
I don't believe you were paying the least atten-
tion to Tommy's story. Come up here and see
if you can finish it."
Oh, that overbearing swagger as Jimmy took
the place of honor! Ir was the best time in the
world to show off before his classmates and
to get even with Tommy.
"Captain Jimmy wasn't shared at all when he
was throa.n into the water. He was the bravest
person there. He just swam around in the water
and picked up all the people and put them on the
white e Sti". He waited until the pirates were all
asleep and th-n he crept upon their shipand locked
them all in the dining room. He tied a big rope to
the pirate ship and towed it right to the city and
gave it to a policeman. The judge locked all
the pirates up in jail and gav, all the people on
the II'hile Star Slo. And everybody was happy
except the pirates."
THE POISONFD PIE.
Herbert .11, C'.. in, '2..
Bang! The ice-box door shut with a resounding
crash that all but tore it from its rusty hinges.
"Oh gee, mom," I whined, "where'd that piece
of pie go that I saved from supper?"
"Why, I believe Edna ate it this morning, son.
Why don't you eat your pie at the table like the
rest of the family ?"
"Ah-oh, Christmas-every time I save a -
well-I don't care-but for the love of Pete, mom,
that's about the tenth time somebody took my
pie-every time I put it away-'en then you try
to encourage me to save. First it's Ned, then
Edna, and then it's the baby. Why can't I eat
my pie when I want to? And--"
"Hush, that's enough. Now you go finish your
home work and then go to bed. Stop-I don't
want to hear another word out of you to-night."
I left to get my geometry book, muttering
vague, ominous threats as I did so.
Three dat s later I stood alone in the kitchen
working at a large and inviting piece of pie, but
I wasn't eating it. Revenge now dwelt within
my soul and crowded out all lesser passions. I
lifted the upper crust and dug out the center-
learing only the outer shell of mincemr.at around
the side. I picked up a bar of soap and with a
knife cut off enough thin slices to fill th. center
of my masterpiece. Between the layers of soap
I put pepper; or possibly I should say I put
the soap between layers of pepper. No one
would take mire than one bite of that pie-I
was sure. I laid the upper crust back as it was,
very ni:.-ly, and then set the pie in the ice-box,
before I wnt tu warn the faniily not to touch it.
Bat as I did this every day, it was nothing
Next day whi:n I came hume I looked into the
ice-box. The pie was still there. The next day
I looked agiin. Still there. On the third day it
was gjne. I looked all over the kitchen to be
sure, but it was gone.
I walked into the room where my mother was
"'\Vhre is my piece of pie?"
"I gave it to the colored girl this morning. It
had b-en there for several days and you didn't
seem t.j want it." I was stumped, but I had to
satisfy my curiostv, s) I tried again.
"'Did sh- like it?"
"I supp)e s )."
Ikept still for a moment, then,"Did she say she
"Sh. said something about it being a little
soapy, but she seemed to like it."
II _.."... . 41
MURO GOLDEN .....
(G ErCIA El Lw'RT H
JoHN K. LLER
ROBERT GETrMA% AD LILE. \%OMACK.
GEORGIA ELLS;ORTH ND ST'.iE .ALLEN
Ct AR. WOOD
AFTER Six YEARS.
. General h-nds -man to T. A. Edison
.Private secretary to Robert Getman
.. .. Chicago pulorician
.. ... Football coich, Illin i-.
.. Bi-hop ot Panama
. General .lnacer, Lirngerie
Fact.,r,,, Tro., N. Y.
HARRY GRIER ......... I. in .er in Detroit
MARIA HI .' ECK.ER ........... Metropoliran acoC lpaniist
JANE CALVIT......Physical directres-. Sargent School, Mals.
FRANCES THORNTON .......... W.ashington oioceitv bille
ALBERT THAYER ................Americin Consul to Panama
CLARA WOOD...........Confidential secretary i.. law tirm ol
Grier & Brot ning
RUTH WILSON........ Countess Felix Esperanzj de Castillo
WILLIS PRESSELL............. Forest ranger, Calilurni.
LYiE WOMACK ...........Rancher in Colorado, cartor.nilt for
MARTHA ZARAK ..... .Bacteriologist in Colorado Uni ersitv
WILLIAM CHRISTIAN..... 2d baseman on Chic.'no White 5So\
MABEL LEE ..... Short story writer, summer home in the
H tan an il.lnd
WARREN JORDAN .. .Scientific horticulturtsr, expert gr ifrer
DAVID NEVILLE. ............. Mining engineer, Chile
ANNA SIRE.......... ........ ngaiaed \\i li
FRANCES WESTBERO .....Teacher of French and .Span.ih in
T.illaha%,er, F i
CARLA SITH...... Stage manneq-r for Shakeipe.re in pl.,n
in St. l. oui,
HELE MLLOY .......... Kindergarten teacher in Ethical
Cuurure Schonl, New York Cli
Enter Ruth, Robert, and Lyle.
Ruth speaks: 'Robert, did you remember to
order that extra dozen of roses? And those three
dozen little cakes? And did you make sure to
tell Susie and Georgia to be here at 8 o'clock
Robert.-"Say, what do you think I am? One
at a time, please."
Ruh.-"Well, goodness! I'm so excited I don't
know what to do! I hope everything comes out
all right and I certainly trust Harry didn't over-
look anyone when he sent the summons."
Lyle.-"No, he didn't, because I looked over
the list myself, so a thing like that wouldn't
happen. Harry surely thought of a dandy way
of fulfilling his pledge!"
Robert.-"Do you know, it's been such a long
time since the banquet that I've almost forgotten
Harry's pledge, to say nothing of the details.
Harry drew the pledge by lot, didn't he, Lyle?"
Lv/,.--"Yes, don't tell me you've forgotten.
\We had 23 blanks in envelopes and on the
twenty-fourth was written that pledge we worked
so hard over. I don't think I'll ever forget it.
I just bet I can say it now."
Robert.-"Well, what's stopping you?"
Ly/e.-"Nothing. Here goes-'\e, the class
of '20, do hereby solemnly bind ourselves to
gather at your command any time during the
year, 1926, at any place which you may
designate.' Now, say I can't remember things."
Ruth.-"Oh! For pity sake, settle down and
tell me what time it is. You haven't grown up a
bit. You're just as bad as you were in high
Robe'rt.-"No lectures, Countess. It's just 8
Knock at door.
Ruth.-"Oh, I wonder who it is. Now, don't
either of you let the cat out of the bag and watch
me above all things. When I wink, excuse your-
selves as soon as you can, but don't let anyone
Ruth.--"Hurry, Lyle, and see who it is."
Ruth and Robert talk together in dumb show.
Lyle opens door. Enter Frances Thornton, Anna,
RUTH WILSON, '2.
CARLA SMITH,' 2).
Place, Hotel Ponchartrari, Daroit.r Alh.
Timne, 8 p. m., June, 19.6.
and Willis.-"Why! just look who's here. A real
Countess! Maybe I wasn't surprised to get your
wedding announcement. How's the Count?"
(Ruth and Willis talk in dumb show. Frances
Thornton goes over to talk to Robert, Anna goes
Frances.-"Why, yes, I've had a good time
these last 6 years."
Robert.-"Yes, I can't even pick up the Wash-
ington Times without reading something about
you. How do you like being a society belle?"
(Continue talking in dumb show.)
Lyle (who has been talking in dumb show to
Anna).-"Why are you hiding your left hand?
Let's see! Oh Who is he?" (All look at
Anna. Anna blushes.)
Anna.-"Willis will tell you."
Willis.-"Give me your congratulations be-
cause I'm he."
Frances.-"How did it happen?" (Talk to-
Knock at door. Enter Frances Westberg,
Muro, and Mabel.
Muro.-"How'dy, everybody? Look whom
I've brought! A budding young authoress, a
linguist and last, but, of course, not least, myself,
football coach for the champ team of Illinois."
Anna.-"Is that what you've been doing all
Muro.-"Yes, part of the time. Frances Thorn-
ton's been having the career, and (walks to Ruth)
Ah! Countess Felix Esperanza de Castillo (bows),
I believe. (Ruth and Muro talk.)
Willis.-"And you, Frances W., what have you
Frances W.-"Oh! Trying to drill French and
Spanish into Florida high school students' heads.
I pity Miss Frost if we were ever such a trial to
her. But how about you? You've been out west,
Willis.-"Yes, for the last 3 years. Recently,
I've been trying my hand at forest ranging.
There's Mabel and Ruth with their heads close
together. What have you been doing, Getman?"
Robert.-"Hum! A Chicago politician, at your
service. But that's nothing to the tales Mabel
can tell you of the Hula-Hula girls in Hawaii.
How about it, Mabel?"
Mabel.--"No", Robert, you know I haven't been
telling you a thing about Hula-Hula girls. I've
never even seen any, I've been too busy writing."
Muro.--"\ll, if Mabel hasn't written about
them, Lyle's cartoons in the Denver Post have
certainly shown them true to life. Eh, Lyle?"
Lyle.-"Oh- ." (Loud knock. Enter Maria,
Jane, Helen, Albert, and Warren.)
Maria (laughing)-"W'ell, this certainly seems
like old times. You can't guess the news I've
brought. Pinky's the American Consul to Pan-
Albert.-"Hum! That's a much more dignified
position than banging on the piano all day for
poetic song birds.
Jane (to everyone, in surprise).-"Why, of all
things. When did you all arrive? Hello, Frances
Westberg. How has the world been using you,
these last 6 years?"
Frances W.-"Oh, I've been teaching school as
I always said I would. What have you gone in
Jane.-"Teaching, too, and I've certainly had
my hands full, trying to make fat girls thin and
thin girls fat." (Goes to Anna.) "And what's
Anna been doing?" (Talks to Anna in dumb
Helen (who has been talking in dumb show to
Willis).-"Yes, indeed! I've been busy! Kinder-
garten children aren't particularly fond of lessons
in morals." (Continues talking to Willis.)
Robert (who has been talking to Warren)-
"Don't try to tell me that you've been working.
Weeding garden beds isn't work."
Warren.-"Huh! Lot you know about horti-
culture. All I've got to say is that it takes more
brains than it does to be a politician." (Looks
toward label and Albert, who are laughing.)
"What's the joke, Nliabl? Tell us so we can
Albert.-"Oh! Mabel was just trying to make
me believe -"
Knock at door.
Ruth.-"Oh, Robert." (Beckons to him and
winks at Lyle. They exit.)
Albert.-"I bet that's Billy."
EnterWilliam, Martha,Carla, David,and Fowler.
William.-"Hello, what's that about me,
Pinky?" (Speaks to Albert in dumb show.)
Frances Thornton to Carla.-"Oh, Carla, darling,
you haven't changed a bit. And, Martha, it does
me good to see you again. Did you come to-
THE ZON AN.
.Martra.-"Oh,my, .vs' Carla got on the train
at St. Louis and we've talked every minute of the
Carla.-''Sarthn's been trying to convince me
of the joys of teaching bacteritol,.ig., but let me di-
rect Shakespearian plays any day. We met David
and Fowler and Bill Jownstairs and they've
literally deafened us with their chatter about
mining and electricity and Billy is determined
that there's nothing like baseball."
Albert.-"Well, I can't say I agree with him.
I'd much rather attend a tea than throw around
baseballs in the scorching sun."
Frances Thornton.-"' h, that's all very well,
but I know something you don't know."
Maria.-"Hurry up! Tell us!"
Janie.-"This suspense is dreadful." .11 try
to urae Frances to hurry and tell her secret.)
Frances.-"\\Vll, I think Anna and Willis had
better come up front since it particularly concerns
S11'I.<'..- 'Not --"
Fo;-ihr.-"Oh! I bet I can guess!"
David.-"Looks easy, anyway, if appearances
speak for anything."
Frai,~ .--"Then I guess I can't tell you after
all." (Holds up Anna's left hand.) "Isn't it a
Muro.-"Well, I should say!" .All gather
around Anna and \\illis.)
Mabel.-"What's keeping Harry, any way?
He certainly wouldn't pla\ a joke on us!"
Wedding march is heard.
Hetr.--"\\'h that's 'Here comes the bride!'"
I(All looked surprised. Enter bridal party.)
llarti.-"\- hy, lookat Johnny!" (Allstareand
step back. forming an opening through which the
bridal party marches.,
At rise of curtain all are giving congratulations.
All stop talking and sing:
Dedic.ited to the Clas-. of i 91
',r Till '.e Nl.et AEg in
There's a thrill in the hearts of the Seniors.
Of love ';:.r ol1 B Ilbo. HKgh,
For the :>,rk %e have done.
The friends 1e h.iie won,
As the Senior C;-.si hisper good-by.
We'll smile the while we bid adieu to you.
As the :.ca.r roll bh ":' II think rof .'ol,
And .,ur hear: til' rsill hb true
To rh: in.:n 'rics 4-hrricl in o.u.
Smile ar.d le.r. ''Il .:ome unbidden then,
While c .Ir.imn th.' %,:;r pa-t u cr .ig in,
Those d'.. % r.or b. in RabIh.. High.
W e .%ill livt i w iun.
Tho' the ship hear us f:r o'er the ocean
To you will itr thought often fly,
An.l '.ur Ir,-.ns we'll keep,
In iemotry deep,
We, the Seni.,r- or B.-lbo.i High.-Chorus.
The Class of 1920 made its bow to the public
in "Green Stockings," a clever comedy of English
life, by A. E. W. Mason, with the following cast
Celia Faraday ...... _............ .....
Madge (Mrs. Rockingham) -........
Evelyn (Lady Trenchard).......-.......
Phyllis Faraday.-.......- .... ....
Mrs. Chisholm Faraday (Aunt Ida).
Colonel John Smith...............
William Faraday ...........
Adm iral G rice ......................
James Raleigh ..........
Martain (the butler) ......
......... MABEL LEE
.... CLARA WooD
-. WILLIS PRESSELL
.. MRO GOLDEN
.... ROBERT GETMAN
The play "derives its title from an old English
custom of making an elder unmarried daughter
wear green stockings at the wedding of her younger
Celia Faraday, the leading lady, a young woman
of vivid imagination and a keen sense of humor,
really a charming girl if ever anyone had taken the
trouble to look at her, became weary of being the
person who sees to everything but whom nobody
sees, who is necessary to everybody's comfort but
to nobody's pleasure, and is openly pitied and
passed by, because, forsooth, her younger sisters
have married before her. When Phyllis, the
pretty and frivolous youngest sister fretted be-
cause she would not be allowed to announce her
engagement since her oldest sister remained un-
married, and even referred to the fact that Celia
must for the third time put on green stockings at
a sister's wedding, and Mr. Faraday openly chafed
because as long as his eldest daughter remained
unmarried, he could not shut up his establishment
and live at his club, the iron of injustice entered
Celia's soul. Arriving home unattended and find-
ing the family ruefully discussing her painful po-
sition, and seeing that if it were but possible to
announce her engagement the family would feel
the disgrace wiped out, she rose to the occasion
and promptly invented a lover and an engagement,
though to herself and to Aunt Ida she confided
that it would be necessary to kill the imaginary
lover at the end of 8 months. Even Cinder-
ella was not more transformed. The family show-
ered attentions upon her. Everybody basked in
the light of her countenance and her slightest wish
was anticipated. All the eligible men of their
circle, old, rni.illc-aged, and young, schemed to
outwit the others and have a word with her pri-
vately. Celia had come into her own and every-
body acknowledged her charm and loveableness.
For 8 months she reigned a queen. Then
came the announcement in The Times of the death
of Colonel John Smith, Somaliland, "of wounds,
October i 1." Consternation seized upon the fam-
ily. But their grief was not a selfish contemplation
of shattered hopes, but a real sympathy for her in
her sorrow. However, Celia, heroically decided
that the death of her fiance whom the family had
never seen should not be allowed to interfere with
the family routine. She would soon hide herself
and her grief in Chicago, but in the meantime do
her part in securing B..bI, Tarver's election to
Parliament. At this juncture Colonel Smith's
friend, Colonel Vavasour, appeared with a card
bearing Colonel Smith's dying message to Celia.
Then was revealed a complication of which Celia
never dreamed. Some kindly disposed member of
the family had mailed Celia's first love letter to the
imaginary John Smith and some real John Smith
had received it. Quickly seeing his advantage,and
ruthlessly holding to it, Colonel Vavasour played
his part until the time for revealing the fact that
Colonel Vavasour and Colonel Smith were identi-
cal arrived. That Celia should make her engage-
ment entered into in jest, an engagement carried
out in earnest, was the only course open to her,
and necessity and inclination seemed coincident.
"Green Stockings" was put on at Panama,
Corozal, Cristobal, Culebra, Gatun, Ft. Sherman,
Ft. Amador, Coco Solo. and Balboa, each time
with great success.
Mabel Lee in the part of Celia, the unnoticed
girl who at last came into her own, was charming.
She interpreted her difficult part with understand-
ing and executed it with ease and grace. Colonel
John Smith Vavasour was excellently shown by
\\illis Pressell who played to perfection the part
of a friend loyal to the dead, yet with an cye to
his own advantage. The fashionable, ease-loving,
self-centered father, Mr. Faraday, was enacted bN
John Kuller. It seemed so natural that he should
have his desires gratified that we could sce at a
glance how inconsiderate and selfi6h it was that
Celia should keep him from living at his club
through the failure tu find him a suitable son-in-
law. Fun-loving Maria Huinsecker fitted perfectly
into the part of prtct thoughtless Phyllis, dying
to announce her engagement with Bobby l'arver,
and vexed with Celia lfr seeming to stand in her
way. As a young English swell of limited mental-
ity and unlimited selfishness, Albert Thayer scored
a great success. The two, in the sublime uncon-
sciousness of utter sclfishness h ought itr much
laughter. Carla Smith plav.ed a good Aunt Ida,
the only one A ho really saw Cclia, and %k hom Celia
had to take into the secret of her unbearable po-
sition. L.oyall% Aunt Ida kept the secret of the
shadowy Colonel Smith, sent the telegram tu The
Times which made him "die of wounds at Berbera"
and with equal loyalty and ardor, mourned his
death in a realistic attack of hysterics. The parts
of the two successfully married sisters, Madge and
Evelyn, were taken by Frances Thornton and
Clara W'ood, respectively, and most creditably
done. The tender-hearted, bluff old sea dog,
Admiral Grice, was given splendidly by Muro
Golden, and the two young men about town,
glad to see and worship Celia when they really
saw her, we-e interpreted by Robert German and
William Christian. David Neville made a splen-
did butter, and played his part with such dignity
an.l imperturbilitv as would make him a treasure
in any family.
The play of 1920 has been a success. All the
people grew into their parts and gave them with
an understanding, grace, and naturalness which
reflected much credit upon themselves and their
class adviser, Miss McKclvey, upon whom also
has developed the task of their training. Only
those concerned in the preparation and giving of
a high school play have any conception of the
hard work and fun connected with it. Honor to
the Class of iz92 and their adviser!
Susie Allen, '2o.
THE SENIOR TRIP TO THE PEARL ISLANDS.
Thanksgiving day will long be remembered by
the Class of'20. They not only enjoyed the usual
activities of that day but also a delifihtful trip to
the Pearl Islands.
The party left Balboa at 2.30 (- i
the landed and were preparing
a hearty breakfast. During
the day many enjoyed them-
selves swimming, boating, and
exploring the island. Several I I o
of the party were successful in
purchasing some good pearls
from the natives of the village.
A regular picniclunch was pre-
pared with the assistance of
Mrs. Smith and Miss McKel-
vey, who proved to be excellent
cooks. After a light supper
the remainder of the provi-
sions were divided among the
natives. It was then time to
start for home and soon the
party bade adieu to the
island. At 10.30 the boat
docked at Balboa, and, al-
th'IuLh tired, everyone was heard to say that
the trip was one that would always be remem-
THE SENIOR HALLOWE'EN' PARTY.
The Class of '20 held a delightful Hallowe'en
party at the home of Carla Smith. The house
was tastefully decorated for the occasion with
witches, goblins, pumpkins,
and other realistic decorations
p for such a party. Those in
costume looked their prettiest
and it was much fun trying to
guess whotheywere. Thereg-
ular Hallowc'en games, such
as ducking fir apples and pie-
eating contests, were played.
SAfter a dainty luncheon the
7 merrymakers gathered around
a witch fire and here told many
J wonderful ghost tales and sang
old songs. Then"HomeSweet
Home" was played and every-
one left saying that the even-
ing was a most pleasant one.
THE FACULTY PART'.
On St. Valentine's evening
the Class of'2o entertained the
Faculty at the home of Maria
Hunsecker. Much credit must be given to those
who helped decorate the home so prettily. A
very pleasant evening was spent and many inter-
testing games were played for which the winners
were crowned king and queen of the evening. The
singing game in which each person was obliged to
write a verse to some familiar tune and sing it
before the audience, was most interesting.
After the program the girls were asked to
search for little arrows which were hidden about
the house. Mr. Nicholas was chosen auctioneer
and with the arrows the girls bid on the boys
who were to be their partners during the lun-
cheon. When each girl had her partner and had
seated themselves comfortably, a dainty luncheon
was served. The party was considered a real
Mi, s Frost was kept pretty
busy receiving wonderful pack-
ages for many days before the
eventful evening. Thesepack-
ages were the gifts which were
to be hung on the Christmas
Finally the night arrived and
in due time the girls and boys
with their parents made their
appearance in the beautifully
decorated Assembly Hall.
The following program was
Piano selection. ... ..Ethel Brady
Piano selection....... Ethel Getman
Carol............... Carla Smith
Reading-The Hazing of
Valiant. . . . .W illis Pres ell
Vocal solo-Just Awearvin'
for You. ........ Margaret Allen
Trio (two violins and piano) ...
Three Wise Men .
Adoration of the Wise Men
Peace on Earth ..... ...
Cornelia van Hardeveld
.. Catherine Campbell
1 Carla Smith
After the program Santa with his pack over
his shoulder appeared and his only excuse for giv-
ing such wonderful gifts was that the war was
over. May Duncan made up splendidly as Santa,
as she has a pleasant way and jolly face to take
that part. The audience enjoyed very much the
witty remarks and compliments passed by her
during the evening. Whl.n the gifts were dis-
tributed it was time to go home, and all left feel-
ing pleased with their new gifts.
The Domestic Science rooms of the Balboa
High School were prettily decorated for the recep-
tion given by the faculty and students to the
parents. A very successful program which con-
sisted of piano and violin numbers, vocal solos,
and reading was carried out.
The parents appeared much
pleased and the reception was
considered a true success.
FAREWELL RECEPTION TO
L The faculty and student body
entertained most delightfully
S at a reception given in honor
of Mr. M\iiiiii. The receiv-
ing committee saw to it that
everybody was acquainted and
comfortable. Many beautiful
piano and violin numbers were
.lr. l.lrl inr was much sur-
-*. prised with the traveling bag
presented to him by the fac-
S ulty and students, and also
pleased with the spirit in
which it was given. We know
that we shall long remember Mlr. Manning and
hope that the traveling bag will help to keep us
in his memory.
THE JUNIOR DANCE.
The dance given by the Juniors on the 9th
of April, was well attended and was considered
a great success. This dance was *iy,, in order
to raise money to help toward the publication
of THE ZONIAN.
Wright's orchestra furnished the music and
everybody seemed to have enjoyed themselves.
DA.id .Xe:ie, '.'o
For 9 years the Zone high schools have partici-
pated to a degree in athletics. Athletic interest
and ability have steadily increased, probably
induced by increased attendance. Last year left
a notable mark on our escutcheon, the lightweight
basket ball championship of Panama and the
Zone, which feat,up to date of publication, we .-e
no promise of equaling.
Athletics received a severe reverse in the first
semester when some of our athletes were barred
from school and class activities for the semester.
They undertook a holiday on the anniversary of
armistice day, which-unfortunately-was nut a
The Freshman class brought little material
this year which could be utilized to replace Cope-
land, Miller, Brumby, Watson and Manassa, s.'
the return of Golden and AMcM:ahuin, U. S. A.,
A succession of obstacles prevented the inter-
class meets and competitive athletics we have
heretofore held, and the school was forced to
vent its energies in gymnasium and swimming.
These logically seem to be better for the school
as a whole, than a number of teams, as a star
basketball player in the seat next to you is nt
necessarily conducive to good digestion.
Basketball is still our most popular sport.
This year's team has not taken the popular f.ncy.
as did last year's, although a vociferous mob iof
rooters have turned out to almost every gamr,
who made up in lung capacity what they lacked
in numbers and to whom the team tender, it,
You will see by the following scores, in order
of their dates, that 5 games have been played
with but one 1'4., to Cristobal High:
KHalh..i .h, ...,. Balboa High School. Won, 12-43.
Cristobal High School .. H.ill ,,n1 ichcr I Won, 21-28.
Crisrobal High School es. Balboa Hzgh School. Lost, :i 14
Cristobal High School es. Balboa High School. Won, %'- j
Balboa N\. ..1 I'.,rrl -s. B.,lloa High School. Won, :t,.
Christian was our leading scorer with Golden
and Kuller doing the heavy work in the field.
CRISTOBAL HiGH -CHOOL VS. BALBO.- HIGH.
The series of three games with Cristobal High
%,ere ah fast and clean as could possibly be desired.
The teams were closely marched,Cristobal playing
a steady dependable game in all three, and the
same could be said of Balboa, but for their shoot-
ing which at tiines was wild in the cttremc.
FiRi T C A. E.
ar<. f'. CGoldcn. f.
R.I mr'.nd, I. Chrin.in, '.
Hlnr,:r, r Kuller,-c.
Al Do,le. :. NManissa. e.
H.irrl,:.n, g. Nc \ ile, e.
P. D.% le, f.
S'ib- titurci ior Balboa: Landers, g.; Jordan, g.; German.
FPeld gal.--Seirs 4, R.aymond 3 Henter 3, Christiin 1o,
( -lIden i. Kuller, r .
Foul goals--AI. Do. le.
Rereree--Mr. Huehes. Scorer-Grobe.
...a.l Ba.0.i .
Sear. 1. Christrin. '.
\1. D yle, McMahon, f.
S.-l.mon. c. Kullcr, c.
Ra., in nd, g. N,:ille g.
Henrer, g. l.-inders,
Sjbtirlturte fur Bilboi--Gtrman, g.; Jo.dan, g.
-Icld goals-Scirs, Henrer s, Chrrii.nn ,. McMaNhon ,
Foul go.ls-Sears, Chritun :
Refree-Mr Hughe,. Su.rer- (robe.
C' r s'a!.
Al. D )Ile, I.
Ra mond, L.
Chrsi r.n, I
Substitutes for Balboa-Getman, g.; Jordan, g.
Field goals-Sears 3, Golden 2, Christian 3, Kuller, Landers.
Foul goals-Sears, Henter, Golden.
Referee-Mr. Hawkes. Scorer-Grobe.
Our experiment in base ball was rather tenta-
tive but netted good results.
Capwell, c; McMahon, p (Captain); Landers, Ist; Kelly,
2d; Christian, ss; Pena, 3d; Golden, I; Fabi, Neville,
Brown, Morton, outfield.
The following games were played:
Balboa shops ... .. io Balboa H. S . 8
Cristobal High School. 5 Balboa H. S.
PedroMiguelmarried men o Balboa H. S 6
PedroMiguel married men 3 Balboa H. S 4
Tennis has come into popularity this year and
so many have become interested that a tourna-
ment is being projected.
Mr. Burkholder has made a commendable suc-
cess of the gymnasium and twice a week a lively
class spend some profitable hours there.
This year's swimmers have held no official meet
nor played any games as a high school unit, but
water-polo and other water sports played in the
regular routine of swimming class is developing
some deep chested strong winded athletes, with
truly Irish perception and self reliance in a scrim-
The High School held their annual interclass
track meet on Saturday, April o1. Thanks to the
ability of their girls, the Juniors won the meet.
Ethel Getman, Junior, and William Christian,
Senior, were first and second highest scorers and
captured first in every event they entered. They
added 30 and 25 respectively to the points of their
Boys. Girls. Total.
46 3 49
- 3. 63
W. Christian, time, 10.4 seconds (Senior).
L. Landers (Junior).
W. Jordan (Senior).
\\. Christian, time, 5i seconds
L. Wonmack (Senior).
W. Christian, rime, 24 seconds (Senior.
I.. Landers (Junior).
W. Jordan (Senior).
R. German, height, 5 feet (Senior).
I.. Landers (Juniori.
T. Knapp (Junior).
W. Christian, distance,
F. McMahon (Juniorl.
R. German (Senior,.
l- feet (Senior).
I.. Landers, distance, 26 feet S inches (Senior).
J. Kuller (Seniori.
I.. Wunoack (Senior).
Standing Broad juni.
W. Christian, 8 feet 6 inches (Seniol .
F. McMahon (Junior).
L. Landers (Junior).
440o-ya' rela r.
Seniors (W. Jordan, L. Wom.ack, F. Banton, \\.
Juniors (L. Landers, C. ( '1 i. l ii, T. Knapp, F.
The Juniors are again victorious, winning the
Tennis Tournament with a total of 25 points.
The Seniors were second with 13 points, the Fresh-
men third with 5 points, and the Sophomores
fourth with I point.
Elois Pearson and Leonard Landers were the
main point winners for their class as they took
first place in all events.
I.. Landers (Junior).
2. Robt. Getman (Senior).
3. \\m. Sargent (Sophomore).
1. l',lois Pearson (Junior).
2. Jane Calvit (Senior).
3. Ethel Brady (Freshman).
i. E. Brady and L. Landers (Junior).
2. W. Christian and W. Pressell (Senior).
a. F. Pcarcon and E. German IJuniorl.
:. Ethel Brady and Arla Green iFre.hmen'
J. Jane Calni and Carla Smith IScnlor
a. Elois Pearson and .. Landers I Junior)
:. Jane Calvit and Robert Getman 'Seniorl.
S.. Clifton and Aria Green Il-reshmeni.
Frincis .11. II 'cji .re. '._, -.
"Janet, what are the high school girls going to
do, now that school is closed?" asked Janet's
mother. "This influenza epidemic ma\ last tor
"W'ell, we were supposed to have a track meet
March 20, but we didn't get enough practice,
so I don't know when the track meet will be held.
\We are going to hate our interclass tennis tourna-
ment during Easter week. This counts for the
silver cup which Is given to the class which wins
the most point; received tfrm basket ball, tennis,
track meet, aquatic meet. etc.," answered Janet
nearly out of breath, as she seldom said so much
at one time.
"W'ho won tirst place in basket ball?" asked
Janet's mother, who was ver\ much interested in
"The Juniors w..n first place, the Seniors sec.-nd
place, the Freshies won third place. The ['reshies
and Sophomores were tied ;or the third place, and
another game was played and the Freshies won.
If the Freshies had c-.nl had th.: team sw.rk that
they had in tht last few games, I think they ,would
have won second place, or even first place. Moth-
er, they showed more improvement than any of
the other teams; even i' I am n Senior and saS so.
As for the aquatic meet, that has been set for
April 24. They had a airls' preliminary meet but
that didn't count for the cup,so none of the Snior
girls wrnt into it. Oh! I'm so sleepy," said Janet
"\ell, daughter, y:3u'd better go to bed. But
please tell me, who was the referee in your basket
ball games," said Mrs V.
".ll right mother, I'll go to bed in a minute.
First %we had Miss Robinson, then Mr. Atraway,
then Mr. Burkholder. \\e all liked Mr. Burk-
holder's refereeing. \'e had fewer quarrels when
he refereed, and vwe enjoyed the games ever so
much. No matter who the referee was, we enjoyed
the games all the same.
"\'Well, guod night," said Janet kissing her
The next morning Janet woke up, ate her
breakfast and read the SIla and Herald. The
headlines said that the ban was lifted and school
would start Monday morning.
Three ncrtices were seen Monday afternoon on
the front black board. "The athletic meet will
will be held April 1o," "The tennis tournament,
April i-," and "The swimming meet, April 24."
As Janet arrived home, her mother exclaimed
"How late you are, Janet."
"Yes, I am quite late, but they have decided on
the days for the athletic meet, tennis tournament,
and the sw imming meet. So I was out to practice
running high and broad jumping," said Janet
puffing, as she was still overheated.
Maria Hunsecker, '20o.
We are sorry, to say that not many exchanges
have been received. This might be due to the
high cost of paper. We would welcome more
comments from other papers.
We acknowledge with thanks the following
The Argonaut, Mansfield, Mass.
Argus, Gardner, Mass.
Canary and Blue, Allentown, Pa.
Classicum-Ogden H. S., Ogden, Utah.
CommerceLife-H. S. of Commerce, Columbus, Ohio.
The Early Trainer-Essex County Training School, Law-
Florida Flambeau, Tallahassee, Fla.
The Hleadlight-Garfield Junior H. S., Richmond, Ind.
H. S. Herald, Westfield, Mass.
l. S. Recorder, Saratoga Springs, N. Y.
John Marshall Record, Richmond, Va.
The Lincolnian-Lincoln H. S.,Tacoma, Wash.
TheLookout, Derby, Conn.
Maroon and White-Uniontown H. S., Uniontown, Pa.
The Micrometer-Ohio Mechanics Institute, Cincinnati,
The Missile-Petersburg H. S., Petersburg, Va.
The Nobleman-Noble and Greenough School, Boston,
The Reflector-jackson High and Intermediate School,
The Review-Central H. S., Washington, D. C.
The Scribbler-Spartanburg H. S., Spartanburg, S. C.
Thc Sentinel-Dunbar Township H. S., Leisenring Pa.
The Spectator-Trenton H. S., Trenton, N. J.
The Stampede-Havre, Mont.
The Student-Holmes H. S., Covington, Ky.
The Student, Oklahoma H. S., Oklahoma City, Okla.
The Taj, Harrison burg, Va.
The Weekly Y psi Sem, Ypsilanti, Mich.
Westward Ho-Western H. S., Baltimore, Md.
TWyndonian-Windham H. S., \ 1Ihn, nrl., Conn.
OUR OPINION OF OTHERS.
Classicum-Ogden H. S., Ogden, Utah. Your school seems
to be very much alive. You have snappy society notes and
snappy sports and fine jokes. However, we think a few more
cartoons would improve your paper.
Sentinel-Dunbar Township H. S., Leisenring, Pa. Your
article, "Portrayal of the North American Indian in American
Literature," is splendid. Your exchange department is good,
Lincolnian-Lincoln H. S., Tacoma, Wash. Why don't
you put all your jokes under one heading? Your poems are
Maroon and White-Uniontown H. S., Uniontown, Pa. We
certainly enjoy your paper. We like your literary and ex-
change departments especially.
Student-Oklahoma H. S., Oklahoma City, Okla. Your
paper is neatly and artistically arranged, but don't you think
pictures and cartoons would improve it?
W'yndonian-Wyndham H. S., Willimantic, Conn. Your
paper is very well balanced.
Harold.-"Why is a kiss over the telephone like
a straw hat?"
Harry.-"Because it isn't felt."-Maroon and
Butcher.-"Come, John, break the bones in Mr.
Williams' chops and put Mr. Smith's ribs in the
John.-"All right, as soon as I finish sawing off
Mrs. Murphy's leg."
He (after popping the question)-"Why are
you crying, dearest? Did I offend you by my
She.-"Oh, no, dear; it's not that. I am crying
for pure joy. MI,'ther has always told me I was
such an idiot that I wouldn't get even a donkey
for a sweetheart, and now I've got one after all."
A certain sign said: "Don't go elsewhere to be
cheated; come in here."
foe Rubl.-"\\hy do there have knots on the
ocean instead of miles?"
Bob Little.-"Well, you see they couldn't have
the ocean tide if they didn't have knots."
Bob Pease.-"I culd kiss ou if e icr Li' nut in a
Sh.--"Sir! Take me ashore imnncdiatrel\.
NOTICE-If you eat here once .ou will never
tat ans where else.
THE ROAD TO SUCCESS.
Early to bed, early to rise,
\Work like the dickens, and advertise.
A BRIGHT 'ISNNY DAY IN PANAMA.
./.' 5 ,-; B U r i,.,
'Twas a dark and stormy night;
The sun rose slowly out of l he ''*.r,
It rained all day that night;
And the moon was shining it's best.
The thunder was twinkling all around;
The stars falling thick and fast;
The wind was blowing straight up and down;
And the snow fell with a mighty blast.
ihe shore iw as ,..ash;ng over the waves:
"1 lie sea shells crying something terrific
The weather looked oun n i steady g'ze,
And the li-htmnne aas very pacific.
A rainbow came out, looking its bet,
As though to outdo them all.
The world srr.ihtened out and u .a once more
And that %a.s- the end .f the squall.
THE ZONIAN. 49
Ruth Wilson, '20.
Our alumni column is growing so rapidly and each
person is doing such splendid things, that it would
take pages to give each full credit. Biut just
below are some interesting facts about some of our
Stewart McFarlane of '18 has wandered into
foreign fields and is studying hard in Edinburgh,
Miarairct Campbell, who graduated last year, is
attending school in Tallahassee, Fla, specializing
in languages. From all reports she is doing splen-
Hartman Stevens, who graduated in 1916, will
finish his 4 years in Rensselaer Polytechnic Insti-
tute in June. Besides being vice president of
his class, he holds several other important offices.
However, he finds time to belong to, and take an
active part in three fraternal organizations. After
he graduates, Hartman is going back to Rensse-
laer for a degree in electrical engineering.
Julia Nielsen, of last year's class, decided to
venture into the realms of matrimony, and was
married recently to Mr. L. Hartman.
Paul Warner, a 1915 graduate, is in Columbus,
Ohio, taking private lessons preparatory to enter-
ing Carnegie Institute in the fall.
We have the Fraser family well located, and from
reliable sources we find William, '14, in Tampico,
Mexico, with an oil company as a civil engineer.
Andrew, '15, is employed as a surveyor in the
Dredging Division hereon the Canal Zone. Janet,
who graduated last year, is in business college in
Brooklyn, N. Y., following a secretarial course.
Earl Palmer of the class of '19 is winning laurels
at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Lucille Koperski, of last year's class, has taken
up kindergarten work at the Michigan State
Normal College, in Ypsilanti, Mich.
Joe Udry, '14, is with the Chevrolet Motor Car
Company in Flint Mich.
Gift Shady, 'I8, is following a commercial course
in a Colorado school.
Katherine Francis Farmer, '12, is a resident of
Bocas del Toro, Republic of Panama.
Roberts Carson, '18, is doing excellent work at
Annapolis, Md.,and holds the rank of midshipman.
Manuel Quintero, '19, is perusing law books at
Columbia University, New York City, with nota-
Miriam Stevens Baumen, '14, is residing on
Colon Beach, C. Z.
One of the most interesting news items of the
year was the announcement of Dorothea West-
berg's engagement to Mr. Raymond Fitzpatrick.
Dorothea graduated with the class of '18. She is
to be an April bride.
The friends of Ethel Ruth Otis Page, '17, are
welcoming her back to the Zone where she is vis-
iting for a few short months.
The recent marriage of Phyllis Aline Kelly to
Mr. Lewis Worner was of general interest to
Zonites and others. Mr. and Mrs. Worner are
living in Ancon, C. Z.
Stephens Engleke, '18, a full-fledged farmer, is
experiencing the pangs of homesickness and will
return to the Zone in the fall.
Edward Green, '17, and Charles Davis, 'I8, have
decided to become engineers, and are following
that course at Washington State College.
The friends of Hubert Langlois, '19, will be
pleased to knJw that he is carrying off the highest
marks in his class at Villa Nova, Pa. Hubert is
studying to become an electro-chemist.
Branson Stevenson, 'i, is in Helena. Mont.,
working as a private secretary to his brother who
has the western agency for the Cole, Buick, and
Rensselaer Polytechnic seemed to have a special
attraction for three members of the class of 'l 8.
George Winquist and Jack Wilcox are excelling
themselves in a mechanical course and Charles
Clarity is doing splendid work there.
Blossom Compton Bonitez, '14, is residing in
Cayey, Porto Rico.
Winnie Mae Stevenson, 'ri, was married in
Georgia to Mr. Chas. McCauley.
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF THE CLASS OF '20.
\\'c, the Seniors of Balboa High School, being
of sound minds and of disposing temperaments,
do hereby make, publish, and declare this, our
last will and testament, hereby revoking all for-
mer wills, bequests, and devises of whatever
nature by us made.
First.-In view of the fact that the Class of '19
gave us the right and privilege of occupying the
desks in rows 7 and 8 in the assembly hall of
our beloved high school building, and further-
more, that they willed and bequeathed to us all
the dignity, reserve, and power b,:l.iL'irnL to a
senior class, together with its rare ability to dis-
cuss and decide questions of importance without
the usual quarrels and contentions, we, having
availed ourselves of aforesaid gifts and the same
still being in serviceable condition, do regretfully re-
linquish to the members of the Class of '21 said leg-
acies, trusting that they will be duly appreciated.
Second.-We, the Class of '20, do solemnly and
gn,-,criusl bequeath many of our numerous indi-
vidual virtues to the faculty and our less gifted
Our esteemed president, John Kuller, leaves his
unsullied reputation and pull to George Capwell,
hoping that he won't allow the same to deteriorate.
Susie Allen, Georgia Ellsworth and Helen Mil-
loy, having united in the cause of peace and quiet,
obligingly bequeath to Florinete Matter their de-
mureness and general calm, thereby showing them-
selves very willing to triple said young lady's
scant store of above-mentioned virtues.
Albert Thayer leaves to Gertrude John his ever-
increasing cyclopedia of society volubility, with
the injunction that she materially increase its pro-
duction in the coming year.
Willis Pressell, in view of the great .irL.-n, \ of
the occasion, wills his lovable disposition to Marie
Frances Thornton has willingly condescended
to leave her excessive tendency to avoirdupois to
Knowing that it will be well taken care of, Muro
Golden leaves his marked proclivity to .it
gathering to Mr. Boss, since it was so largely
developed at his expense.
Maria Hunsecker, in behalf of the school at
large leaves her remarkable musical ability to
Fowler Banton inflicts his curiosity upon Theo-
dore Knapp and we, the Seniors, zarnestKl hope
that he'll work it overtime as Fowler has done.
Frances Westberg leaves her natural capacity
for caging basket balls to Alicc Orr.
Anna Sire surrenders her strikingly original style
of locomotion to Esther Green.
Ruth Wilson resigns her quality of French ex-
pression to Marion Byrpe, confident that it will
Carla Smith rclinqJuishes her e\tr.iairdin.ar cir-
cumspection to Ethel Gctma;n.
Martha Zarak, feeling certain that all her dig-
nity and reserve will be appreciated if possessed
by Cecilia Twomey, hereby enacts said transition.
William Christian resigns his ability in athletics
to Charles Grobe.
Clara Wood presents Gertrude van Hardeveld
with her fine dramatic talent and pplendi. quality
Lyle Womack entrusts to Lee Steele's care, his
Upon Charles Seeley doth Harrt Grier bestow
his unlimited capacity of arguing volubility, for
use especially in the ,la-.rumli.
Mabel Lee, from the deprh of her benevolent
nature relinquishes her great abhorrence of no-
toriety to Margaret Halli'ii.
Warren Jordan fully intendrJ to leave his ego-
ism to some Junior but, upon investigation, has
decided that there is no need for it.
Always ready to give help where it is needed,
Jane Calvit grants her agility and athletic ten-
dency to \l.iy Duncan.
David Neville endows Edward Brady with his
famous golden smile.
Finally, Robert Getman dedicates the enviable
task of writing the Class Will of next year to the
unfortunate parag.. n of this year's Junior class.
Is W\rr'VEs WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my
hand and seal this eighth day of June, Anno
Domini nineteen hundred and twenty.
SIGNED AND SEALED: Robert Getman, by the
said Class of '20, as and for its last will and testa-
ment, in the presence of us, who, at its request,
in its presence, and in the presence of each other,
have hereunto subscribed our names as attesting
witnesses to said instrument,
[THEIR SEAL] -CLASS OF. 20. ...
During a brawl in a Chicago resort an Irish-
man got poked in the eye with a stick, and he
immediately started proceedings against the
"Come now, said the magistrate, "You don't
really believe he meant to put your eye out?"
"No, I don't, said the Celt, "but I du believe he
tried to put it farther in."
"Well Si, What you gonna call your cow\?"
"Well, I calculate to call her 'America'."
"Better not, Si; she'd be apt to go dry."
"Who discovered America?"
"Ohio," replied the little girl.
"No, Columbus discovered America."
"Yes'm. Columbus was his first name."
"W'here do you like to skate best, Willie?"
"Near the danger sign."
"When I go to Heaven," said a woman to her
husband, "I'm guing to ask Shakespeare if he
wrote those plays."
"Suppose he isn't there," her husband replied.
"Then you ask him."
F'irg. worker---"Did you sing at the prison
Se''ond rw or.ker-"Yes, but I wasn't appreciated,
for some reason."
First word'r--What did \ou sing?"
Second t'worker-"How Can I Leave Thee."
Mary had a little lamb,
Likewise a lobster stew,
And ere the sunlit morning dawned
She had the nightmare, too.
"Your picture isn't complete, old man. You've
got the horse in, but you haven't drawn the cart."
"Oh, I'm going to let the horse draw the cart."
Two small boys were discussing the merits of
their respective parents. The conversation had
reached a highly critical and personal stage.
"Well," remarked one, "You can say what you
please, but I reckon your father's about the mean-
est man that ever lived. Fancy his letting you
walk around in them old shoes and him a shoe-
"Huh!" remarked the other, "My father ain't
half so mean as yours. Why, fancy him being a
dentist and your baby only got one tooth!"
Sh/e-"How did you get insky?"
He--"With a latchkv."
"What is it that keeps the moon in place and
prevents it from falling?" asked Jim.
"I suppose it's the beams," returned his brother.
"Here, waiter! This steak is positively burned
"Yes, sir. Mark of respect, sir. Our head cook
Speaking of bathing in famous springs," said the
tramp to the tourist, "I bathed in the spring of
#..iS; ./. Gr/haiFa .'?
Lady, (shopping): "How much are these chick-
Storekeeper: "A dollar and a half."
"And did you raise them yourself?"
"Yes, mam. Yesterday they were only a dollar
and a quarter."
"I fear that the young man to whom I gave a
job in the shop last week is dishonest."
"You should not judge by appearances."
"I'm judging by disappearances in this case."
Erpl'i:yeiir: "You look robust. Are you equal
to the task of sawing wood?"
Bolshevik: "Equal isn't the word. I'm superior
to it. Good-by."
Mistress-"Cook the dinneron the patent petrol
stove to-day, Maria."
Maria-"Well, I began to, mum, but the stove
Mistress-"Light it again then."
Maria-"Yes,mum, but it's not come back yet;
it went out "hrniLuh the roof."
An aviator tells this true story of his training
in a southern camp during the war. He and a
comrade were sent on a rather long trip in a
dirigible as a part of their training, and while they
were in the air they became confused and lost
their way. Accordingly, theydescendeduntil they
could see a laborer at work just below them.
Shutting off the engine, they waited until they
were in hailing distance and'called out, "I say,
where are we?"
"You can't fool me. You're up in that there
balloon," was the unexpected reply.
"What time is it? I'm invited to a party and
my watch ain't going."
"What's the matter? Ain't your watch
\\'hat do you think of the two candidates?"
"Well, the more I think of them the more
pleased I am that only one of them can
i) uncle has been elected mayor.".
"Oh! that don't matter."
Fatal Effect.-"Yesterday afternoon, he read
his copy of The Eagle. Three hours later he
-From an obituary in the Brooklyn Eagle.
A poor man had hardly been able to supply
his wife and family with the necessaries of life
until one day he struck it rich.
"At last, my dear," he said to his wife, "you
will be able to buy yourself some decent clothes."
"I'll do nothing of the kind," she said, "I'll
get the same kind the other women wear."
Briggs- "Did you know McCulloch had an
Briggs--"Why yesterday he drew a picture of
a rabbit on his father's bald head and everyone
thought it was a hair."
Sunday School teacher-"Johnny, can you tell
me who built the ark?"
7ohnny- Na ."
Sunday School teacher-"Correct."
A young soldier lay wounded in a hospital in
France. A nurse said: "My lad, give me your
name so I can tell your mother."
Young soldier-''". mother knows my name.
First Waiter--"I wish I was a weighing machine.
First Waiter-"Everybody tips the scales."
Teacher-"I'm good looking." Whar tense is
"I don't feel well this morning."
"Where do you feel the worst?"
Sergeant-"What's the matter with you guys?
Keep your eyes off the ground. Don't watch
your feet. They're big enough to take care of
Private-"I'm gonna brain that guy when
Second Private-"Huh! you're gonnaget in line
an' wait for your turn!"
Grnggs -"\'When I don't catch the name of a
person I've been introduced to, I ask if its spelled
wirh an 'e' or an 'i'. It general% works, too."
Briggs-"I used to try that dodge myself until
I Was: introduced to a young lady at a party.
When 1 put the question about the 'e' or 'i' she
flushed angrily and wouldn't speak the whole
"W'hat was her name?"
"I found out later it was -- Hill."
A lady knitted a pair of socks and sent her
address with the socks to France. The soldier
u ho received the stcks t rote to the lady as follows:
The socks received, they almost fit.
I wear one for a helmet and one for a mit.
I hope to meet you when I've done my bit,
But where in -- did you learn to knit?
First Pup:- -"If it's heids, we go to bed. If
it's tails, we stay up."
Second Pupil-"Yeh, ahd if it stands on edge,
Little Willie, who had just been to see a football
game, shocked his mother by praying as follows;
"God bless mother.
God bless father,
God bless sister.
P.pil-"Does "post-mortem" mean examina-
tion after death?"
Pupil-"Well, if you don't mind, I'll take the
rest of mine like that."
"I think I'm quite a musician."
"Yes, you ought to be with Wagner."
"Why, he's dead."
"I know it."
All those who think our Jokes are poor
Would straightway change their views
Could they compare the ones we print
With those that we refuse.
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T HE students of the high school wish to express their gratitude
and appreciation to Mr. J. C. Searcy and the Universal Film Ex-
change for the two films that they donated to aid the vaudeville
performances which were given by the students for the purpose of
raising money for this paper.
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