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Balboa High School
Balboa, Canal Zone
We, the senior class of 1936, dedicate this
ZONIAN to one who has helped our class,
and one whom we hold first in our hearts -
MISS GEORGE WARDLAW.
FORE 1OR D
Lest the passing years should erase your
memories of high school days as the long trop-
ical dry season evaporates the waters slowly
wearing away the rocks over which they fall, we
present this ZONIAN with the hope that it will
bring back the happy days of your school life
as successfully as the rainy season renews the
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TO THE MEMBERS OF THE CLASS OF 1936:
This year will find you leaving the portals
of the free public school system of your Zone
and nation. You have had an opportunity to
receive during your period of training a prep-
aration for future work and a development for
efficient and intelligent citizenship. I want to
congratulate you upon your achievement thus
far and to wish for you every success and happi-
ness for the future.
FRED W. HOSLER, Principal.
Fred W. Hosler .....................Principal
Ben W. Williams .................. Superintendent
Virgil H. Barker .........Assistant Superintendent
Fred W Hosier .............. .......... Principal
Dorothy Sundberg .......... Secretary to Principal
Mary E. Butler
W. E. Campbell
Agnes R. Eneboe
Sigurd E. Esser
Noel E. Gibson
Edward W, Hatchett
Dorothy G. Hayward
Katherine E. Jessup
George O. Lee
Mary S. Newman
Edward M. Pease
Hervey P. Prentiss
Elinor D. Robson
J. C. Swanson
Ruby M. Syrcle
Allen B. Ward
Madalyn J. Wright
Harold J. Zierten
PANAMA CITY FROM AMADOR
ias a~i5 sil
THE OLD BELL RINGS
THE PUPILS COME
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It cannot be
That you are gone,
For only yesterday
You gladdened us
With willing smiles
And friendly words.
We cannot say
You left us,
For though we miss
Your gentle deeds
And kindly ways,
Your spirit lingers,
And well we know you bid us,
President .................... Robert Rathgeber
Vice-President ..................... W alter Friday
Secretary ..................... Marguerite Horter
Treasurer ........................ Edward Roth
President of S. A ................ Bernard Keegan
Representatives to S. A. ......... Mildred Rayburn
Class Colors ........ Green and White
ROGER WAYNE ADAMS .
Glee Club; "Once in a Blue
Moon"; "Cat o' Nine lails".
"Gold in Them Hills";
"On the stage he was natural.
'Twas only that when he was
off, he was acting."
HERNANDO ARROY( Y,
"Gold in Them Hills':: Glee,
Club; Tennis; Basketball,
Soccer; Softball; a
"Villain and he be many riles
O y isL A. BO-CS ,
Senior miju r
\ Little Tleatre.
"She's fair divinely fairfit love
San Antonio, Texas.
V" Supper Club: we Check_'Club:
"Gsrld n Theli Hills";
Little Tlheatre. /. ,
"S silence more musical than airt love
Washington, D. C.
,Alam6 Heights High School.
San Antonio, Texas.
"Silence more musical 'than any
MALURICE S. BROWN
S Nevp York
Band: Orchestra: Glee Club;
-6Album Clubl ZONIAN Staff;
4I see and approve better
i' ,things :
Basketball; Baseball; Softball;
"None but himself can be his
ZONIAN Staff; Softball;
"Formed on the good old plan,
A true and brave and down-
right honest man."
CLA JDJFE. ANDERSON
ZO )N Staff; Senior Luncheon
emnmittee: Softball; Foot-
r Y ball; Basketball.
,"'The deepest rivers make least
Manchester High School for
Manchester. Enli r i
"She pretty to walk v.i.h.
Witti to talk wit.'
Ari'leasnt t6. to think on."
W LLIAN JEAN COLEMAN
S*Once in a Blue Moon"; Senior
Luncheon Committee; Glee
"I see you have a singing face."
BETTY HUGHES COMLEY
Glee Club; Supper Club; We
Check Club; Pep Squad; Study
Hall Unit; Homeroom Unit;
Astronomy Club; Social Com-
mittee; PARRAKEET Staff;
"The thrill of a happy voice
And the light of a pleasant
JOE CORRIG.N L
Little Theatre Basketball;
"&old In Them Hills"; Di-
rected lMeet the Missus.'"
St. Joseph College at Princeton;
La Salle College.' Panama City.
"He was six feet o' man, A-i
Clear grit an' human natur'."
DAVID L. DE LA PERA
Glee Club, Spanish Club;
"Handsome is that handsome
) LUCILLE BELLE DL'G.CN -
Study Half Servde4"Unit; Varitty
Soltbll, Litle Theatre-. PAR-
RAKEET taffm; ZONIAN 'Staft
'Gold ui Them Hills:"
"'Grace silently orders her ac-
Slions Wnd follows her move-
GENE E. CLINCHARD
"What's the use of worrying?
It never was worth while."
. %RFo.fET t,OLUISE COhFNS
t e C!uu. PARRAKEET.
SHer voi c wv.as tever soft, gentle
and low, an excellent thing
in woman." *
"But let me silent be."
ETHEL V. DEENEY
Lewis and Clark: Washington.
"Good sense which only is the
gift of Heaven,
And though no science, fairly
worth the seven."
E' ELEA'NOR .1. DENNIS
S 'N e.'. Yor.:
PPl1ktbus Hith hujol. X'Viiinia;
, Leria'rdo Hi-_lh School. New
'Bend on me then thy tender
As -tars look on the sea."
DOROTHY MAY DUGAS
We Check; Study Hall Service
"Her ways are ways of pleasant-
ness, and all her paths
PROBER r DUVALL -_
"From the looks-not the lips,
Is the soul reflected."
DONALD A. FERO
Glee Club; Treasurer of
"Happy am I; from care I'm
Why aren't they all contented
"For all that faire is, is by
IWALTER C. FRIDAY, Jr.
i Missj ,ppi
Basketball; Baseball; Tennis;
- "rBand; Glee Club; "Gold in
Them Hills"; Vice-President
of Freshman and Senior Class.
"My specialty is being right
when other people are wrong."
/ New York
Red Bank High School, New
Jersey. Gepre2 Wvthe.
BgskeLlhll. Softball Tennis
\To those vfho know thee not,
S np words can pint"
GORDON A. GRAHAM ^
"His way is not always serious."
JULIA FERNANDEZ DEL
Glee Club; Spanish Club; PAR-
RAKEET Staff; ZONIAN
"And she hath smiles to earth
MAIR L. FFFZP.RICK
~inal ,Zone ,
." Bollng: Basebahll. r
'Thou .hvino_ ray o( intellectual
01r .4OOM" J.LEY **
.Band-toeb~ e Club:' Pep Squad;
Little Theatre; Senior Represen-
)tat ve: PARRAKEET: Directed
,;Too busy with the crowded
hour to fear to ive or die."
DENNIS ALFRED GILBERT
"The flash of his keen, black
eyes fnrerunniig the
President of Class '33; soccer.
"Kindness is his virtue-
His courtesy knows no bounds."
ALLAN M. GREENLEE
Shortridge High School. Indiana
"Let us attend to serious
"Never idle a moment, but
thrifty and thoughtful
SJEAN ANNA HALL -
"Not much talk-a great sweet
.4^- P^ .
SMARY 1AI.RGARET HAW
C.ian1 l Zuile .
IFWairfax Ii0i ,0 \. Hollywood,
Trei-tner of Freshmen Girls;
PARRAKEET Staff; We Check;
Glee Club; Little Theatre;
"A golden mind stoops not to
show of dross."
CARL IIOFFhI.N Jr.
/ "Tra,:k. Backetuall.
East 'Bi-:h i hho':l. Roch'1s
Ne\ Yor. .
"Who shall dispIute hiAt
Their word's siuficeii, "
RUTH SHORTER e"
S Pahama V'
C blass Treasurer '34.
"A happy soul, that all the way
'fo heaven hath a summer's
THO1MS DANIEL HU'FF
S Canal Zone
R3R 'PRAKEET r a ff; "Chil-
derl, 0f jhe i ':-.,', Biology
Clu .,., Ba& etoall. Track;
nature fo~me debut one such
JOS PH W. I.ACH1T
ki IWorth makes Ithe enain."
ARTHUR H. HAMMOND, Jr.
Baseball; Soccer; Golf;
"A man of mark."
Landon High .~S ool.
"His talk was like a stream
With rapid change from rock
Su1pfr' Chiib. Ol Club; We
I ti-'cr'i i Vigc -t lti, dvllt '33;
'etiv 5 6, i li Them
SHifll ', Little Theatre.
"A' smile that glow'd celestial
rosy red, love's proper hue."
LENA MAE HOWARD
"These lovely lamps, these
windows of the soul."
/J-t U ~- r C
Nifty Fifty; Glee Club
"A quiet mind is richer than
5!1 D ic
SEVA ALICE JACVSON
Mimminger High Scbool.
Charleston, S. C.
"How sweet a-nd fair she seems
t FESTHER J. JdHNSON
.Mirth WVaJes the blAquet
A' '. .
DAVID C. KELLY, Jr.
Band; Basketball; Softball;
Senior Luncheon Committee.
Lawton High School.
"A man-/of gladness seldom
falls into madness."
.- D.AL P. KILE L -E
SoiltallI: Basketball; Electrica
"" *Engineer. J
'"0. love is th Ie t .,
Irishman .; .' ".
He loves all that's el r
all that can i .
With his .g ol11U CRnd'd"
shamr(k sa.cre-" -
y Z ,j
RGARET .fi .
'Sta di ;or-6&-Ief
^r Z' _IAD rsiaf: r i 'r '-I1.iA
/ .drf .ie PRRAKEZ. .
'BBlarmf trAe t sie ut/
---merit ip ps he",o!if '
S -'* ,- p ,
JUANIFA M1ANTHEY JENSEN
Glee Club; Orchestra; "Once in
a Blue Moon"; Astronomy
"Gentleness of speech and of
BERNARD J. KEEGAN '
Class President '35; Chairman
of Student Council; Science
Club; "Children of the Moon";
"Cat o' Nine Tails"; "Drums of
Oude"; "Sire de Maletroit's
Door;'' "Gold in Them
"The play's the thing wherein
I'll catch the conscience of
MARY M. KIERULFF
"There was a soft and pensive
'A cast of thought upon her
7nat suited well the forehead
MURIEL RUTH IN
Topeka Hig h-School, ,
"But she is wond ous fair!",~
JOHN F. LAT1MER
Landail e Schoo a riA fn-
Tho t sa dsputed
:r sL a lgle
ROYCE B. LEWIS
"He is complete in feature, and
in mind, -
With all e11d race 'to grace
BETTY LEWIS --
)reher eyes as the fairy
elks ilkethe dawn of
*1 / ,.. + ,,
SJEDGAR LINDO i-
Glee Club; Spanish Club;
'But really a handsome and
RAYMOND HENRY LLOYD
Album Clut. Science Club: Or-
chestra. 'Once in a Blue
1 Moon". Soccer.
S "I am in earnest"
FRANCES SUSAN MAGUIRE
SPeo Squad; Little Theatre;
: PARRAKEET Staff; Directed
"To hear her speak, and sweet-
SYoiu were in Paradise the
ZQNTLAN Staff. Athletic Asso-
c-atio: General Science Club;
Soccer. Baseball: Batketball;
"Gold In Them Hills."
"He was a man, take him for
all in all,
We shall not look upon his like
MURIEL E. MOORE
Volleyball: Basketball; Softba
PARRAKEET Staff; Spanis
"She has a friendly nature.
LOUIS JOHN LIPZINSK -
S -- Panama
Soc ~ aball. Track.Bas-
Ath etic Association.
"Is he bashful! Is he7 shy
Can't he talk, or wor he try?"
ART LUR H. LI SE
a.-' ,-'- "--
Columbus High School, Georgia.
"I see puzzling things."
JOHN J. McGtIIRE
Science Club; PARRAKEET
"A good man happy is a com-
i FRED R. ,IIDDLETON '--
Basketball; Soccer: Glee Club;
"With eyes that looked into the
Bright-and as black and burn-
ing as a coal."
JEAN McLEOD MORGAN
Little Theatre; Tennis; Glee
"A face with gladness over-
ELIZA THR., HILLPPS
S Ca z'oe
14ed Ci P'RRAT
tg(f: Svma i Tefim.
U' 4u 1 aie a a ery heart ''
VIRGINIA NELLIE PRESTON
Glee Club; Pep Squad; Astro-
nomy Club; "Once in a
"Filled to the brim with life
VFRNA MARION PRICE
Pep Squad; PARRAKEET Staff.
E-v-er in pursuit of studies
SIDNEY RANDOLPH, Jr.
President of Class '33; Student
Association; Advertising Com-
mittee '34; Water Polo.
"I find we are growing serious."
R ROBERT H. RATIHGABER
Pres. of Class '36: Vice-Pres of
Class '35: 'Gold In Them Hill'"
"A Full House". "Sire de Male-
troit's Door": Basketball.
"It is pleasing to be po.intd at
with the finger and to have it
said, There goes the president
of the Clain of '36.'"
;.L ~,C4iW dJ Zoriar? I' ,
Baseball; JSoccei-. Orc-.'r L
"Ay, devilish handsome
., LOIS ASSO /
(" f ./Panama
S Basketball: Spanish Club.
"Your fair discourse hath been
r Making the hard way sweet and
MILDRED I. SEELEY ',--
"Thine eyes 'are springs' in
whose serene' and silent waters
heaven Is seen."
"Earth has not anything to
show more fair."
,I EIJZ ETi. RATH
Olee -^fub: littlZ theatre;
"Once in a WBe Moon."
"Happiness seems made to be
MILBDR ~M. RAYBURN
FARR A 'ETfS't af I; Student
aooclijdion; Senior Luncheon
Grnmitmtee-; *"Gold in Them
SIt's. lever, but is it Art?"
\ VAR il ROTH
S Cynl Zone
Sof all: 'track: Senior Trea-
irer; .Stydent Association
\:This js no laughing matter."
'Quietness is best."
CULBERT H. SHEDLOCK ,.
PARZKEET Staff; General
Scienii c "ub: Track; "Gold in
v Them Hills."
S man o' busy hours."
ALBERT W. SIMKA
"Men cf few words are
best of men."
MA NY JMASON SHEPIIERD
"A pleasing cou.llrtfl-i'n is no
slight ,arit xt.a. -"
WALTER H. SIMS
"A lanky youth without a care."
IRA SOLE BERGER -
"Choice word and measured
phrase, above the reach of
A t ,
tLtrin:. Quartet, Orchestra; Lit-
Stie Theatre Oichestra; Tennis;
SSoccer; Basketball; Track.
S "Music hath charms to soothe
a Sbciae breast."
E ALDINE TUTTLE
Staff ; PARRAKEET
taf; tu 1 Service
hW teve e did, was done
/J'w ith as uch ease,
SIn her alone 'twas natural to
I "What sweet delight a quiet
DOROTHY WALSTON --
North Carolina -
Science Club; Biology Club;
"Smooth runs the water where
the brook is deep."
S .1~.IA V. SYMONDS
S PARAKEET Staff;
* Zir'-N[AN Staff.
"I lit 'r dje ti, rite
.I ,,1 ii ; a l i tan .'"
IIL Z N VAN CLIEF .
e :J CNal Zone Ty._
t., i Ba.t:et:r Jll, Base-
.. Int, S .. i m ri ii
I ,.ei L C tU ',ou1Aet ': our eyes
01 olut ", -
r UJ' the \.::, :t I came
"What better fare than well
PARRAKEET Staff; Glee Club;
Study Hall Service Unit.
"You are pretty,
-We know it."
A^. ^^. A 4
iA AlBERT WEEMPE
"Once in a Blue Moon"; Glee
"T'p' irnc- on thee. ljttl' man.
Euilt along the flagpole plan!"
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STANLEY N. WHALER
Basketball; Science Club;
"Handy limbs in a manly mold
For sports and contests bold."
WILLIAM A. WORLEY, Jr.
"When night hath set her silver
lamp on high,
Then is the time fcr study."
Swimming: Softball; Glee Club;
"All the world's a circus."
EDITH A. W1KRAN (,
" New York
Cristobal High School.
'Nor wastes her sweetness in
the desert air."
H SOHNAN RITT WRIGHT
Little Theatre; "Children of the
Moon"; "Cat o' Nine Tails";
"Gold in Them Hills"; Directed
"Oh! let me live my own life,
and die so too!"
"A quaint precision rules her
DWIGHT K. SHURTLEFF, Jr.
Immaculata High School,
"I am Sir Oracle, and when I
ope my lips, let no dog bark."
JOHN RUSSELL TRETT
Baseball; Tennis, Softball.
Cleveland High School, St.
"I like work; it fascinates me.
I can sit and look at it
* J *
Madame Predicto's shop was just large enough for two peo.
ple to squeeze into, to say nothing of the doughty Madame,
seated before a small table on which reposed a small crystal
ball. She fastened her beady bright eyes on her interlocutors'
faces as they asked her, "What does the future hold for our
"The future will be pretty large to hold what I see in my
infallible crystal," she said, after making a few passes at the
thing, and muttering words that sounded strangely like, "You'd
better work this time, old crystal, or out you go!"
"I see a fog, but it's clearing. Oh, I see the floor in the
SENATE. (It needs sweeping.) Ur-and there's Dwight
Shurtleff, the great Senator from Kansas. He's filibustering
as usual but there's so much noise I can't tell what about. Then
there's Bernard Keegan, the ex-actor, who is trying to get the
floor. Albert Simka, the President of the Senate, has gone to
sleep over his gavel. (His neck will probably feel like the gavel
went to sleep on him.) Ah, the scene has faded.
"I see a large banquet hall with a long table laid with the
feast. One person only do I see-It's Stanley Whaler, President
of the United States' Tall Story Club. It seems the other mem-
bers dropped out when he became president. Too much com-
petition! The scenes are coming quick and fast. Here's a large
building, occupying five city blocks. It's Scotty Michaelson's
School for Learning the Art of Leisure. It is packed with peo-
ple and poor Scotty is working so hard he has no time for prac.
timing what he preaches. Incidentally, the building was de-
signed by the eminent artist, Gene Clinchard, and has huge caria-
tures designed of glass on the outer walls.
"And now I see a theatre packed to capacity. The name
announces that Corrigan's Colossal Theatre now presents in
1i'rscn that glamorous star of stage and screen, Phyllis Bue-
chele. Her beauty is to be sent all over the country via tele-
vision, an invention which has been made a household word by
Sidney Randolph. In the front row sits her proud publicity
agent, Culbert Shedlock, and two rows behind him is the notori.
ous critic, Carl Hoffman, who looks exceedingly glum because
he can't, for the life of him, find anything wrong with her per.
"In the foyer, selling tickets and smartly smacking her gum
(chewing gum) is Lois Sasso. Brilliant celebrities, announced
by Donald Fero, pause to speak into the telemike. Among them
we find Alma Symonds, famous writer; Mary Fitzpatrick,
scientist, who discovered the "itchykootchie," a germ carried by
the common flea; Bob Rathgaber, head of the United States
Society for Prevention of Poor Grammar, and his co-professor
Ed Roth; Dennis Gilbert, one of the star pupils at the School
for Leisure; Walter Friday, a comely looking doctor from Johns
"Oh, there's Fred Middleton. He's an usher, but he's al.
ways being fired for dancing when the music for the show
starts. And there's Tom Foley, the star's director. Jean Cole-
man, famous singer, is in the audience.
"Now I see the business room of a large magazine publish.
ing corporation, owned and managed by Mildred Rayburn. She
is seated in a room marked 'Private,' seeking inspiration. Her
office staff includes the efficient Frances Maguire, who, by vir-
tue of her position as the best director in the Little Theatre, is
now the drama editor of the magazine; Edith Wickran, editor
of the saccharine fiction department; Carol Boggs, who main-
tains a department "Men, and How to Marry Wealth"; and
Eleanor Dennis, who manages the section of 'Family Problems
from Budget to Baby.'
"Down in Panama, I see a modern, well-kept building called
'Ye Olde Modiste Shoppe.' Within its luxurious interior I see
Muriel King describing the latest in spun platinum gowns to a
group of fashionably dressed ladies. Without much difficulty,
I can see Peggy Horter, the well known figure in naval society;
Sarita Castel, known for her dramatic interpretations of people
who've been in the tropics too long; Betty Phillips, illustrator
and art editor of the Panama Journal, and Jean Morgan, in-
structor of swimming at the world's largest open-air pool near
Bella Vista. In another room I see typists doing a rushing
business, and among them I see Virginia Preston, the world's
fastest typist, Verna Price, an interpreter as well as typist; and
Mary Foley, another rapid typist.
"That scene has faded, but now I see the roof of what ap.
pears to be the same building. An autogiro, the only kind of
airplane now in existence, is warming up. (There's been a spell
of cool weather.) All dressed up in his suit of woven glass is
pilot Robert Duvall who carries the latest styles from Panama.
the center of style fashions, to all points north, west, south, and
east. Down in the shop again ('Tis marvelous old crystal!) 1
can see Mildred Seeley, the beautiful model, posing for third
dimension pictures. Dorothy Dugas, designer of the gown,
stands by ready to help."
The fortune teller paused, wiped her brow, and held out her
hand. We dropped some coins in her palm, and satisfied, she
resumed her crystal gazing.
"The athletic field has come into view. A bunch of stuffed
cabbages-I mean stuffed shirts-are witnLs-ing tryouts for
the World Olyimpics, to be held in Cairo, Syrup-1 mean Egypt.
Helen van Clief is exhibiting much skill in throwing steel roll-
ing pins, as is Muriel Moore. Louis Lipzinski, Bob Ridge, and
Hernando Arroyo have already been put on the team to repre-
sent Central America because of their proficiency in the art of
dodging missiles, including rolling pins. At the pool, Al Wempe
and Ira Solenberger are exhibiting such fents of swimming that
their audience is held brainless-er-breathless. It fades.
"This time I see the broadcasting room of 'Ye Second
Hande Chewing Gum Factory' in Panama, which is doing much
to keep people from parking old gum in inconvenient places by
providing receptacles for the purpose. The collected gum is
then processed at the factory until it is better than new. This
factory is owned by Toni Ramirez. Too bad you can't see it too,
but of course it is my hidden power which enables me to see so
accurately. Roger Adams, Claude Anderson, Betty Comley,
Betty Rath, Julia Fernandez, and David Kelly (Jesse James,
Jr.) are presenting a skit via the teleradio. Tom Huff, public
accountant seated in the audience, is trying to account for the
fact that the troupe has been allowed to remain on the air.
Edgar Lindo, owner of the station, is tearing his hair in the
wings (not by the roots?) He should worry, for right after the
skit comes the violin impresario, Rosario Spinella, who is at
present trying to hit flies with mothballs that came out of his
violin case. David De La Pena, Alice Blanton, Esther Johnson,
Sophie Seaburg. and Bienvenida Vila, who form a well known
literary group, have fallen to playing tit-tat-toe. I hear a sud-
den scraping which frightened a few of the ladies. No fear!
It was merely the world famed baritone, Joe Hachat, clearing
his throat. His act comes after Rosario's. The navy must be
in, for I see that austere naval officer Robert Glessner, bending
his eagle eye on a wart adorning the neck of the person next to
him. That swaggering soldier of fortune, who has published
several books about his exploits, is none other than Allen Button.
"The scene has shifted to New York, and I see a crowd
milling around a tall SKyscraper. Tmns is the Convention for
the Prevention of the Election of Alice Jackson as the F'irst
Woman President of the United States. Her staunch supporters
are Juanita Jensen, striving hard to become her private secre-
tary, Dorothy Walston, ghost writer of the Honorable Miss
Jackson's speeches, Ruth Horter, who is the ghost behind the
ghost writer, and Betty Lewis, who arranges all the details
pertaining to campaign traveling. Margaret Haw, crusading
newspaperwoman, has contributed much of her time and talent
to the writing of fiery editorials for the cause. They are hav.
ing a heated discussion with a group of lobbyists who will sup-
port 'Little Eva' for certain concessions. I see Gordon Graham,
pleading frantically with her to support his well-known pro.
posal known as Prohibition of Labor Bill. Burritt Wright has
higher aims, and is insisting that she endorse a bill subsidizing
a National Theatre which will star him alone. John Trett wants
her support of the Bill Forbidding Teachers to Give Grades of
Less than 'A,' and Martin Wempe insists his system of reducing
exercises be made compulsory in all schools, and demands all the
royalties for originating the plan. Walter Sims is proclaiming
loudly that from his own experience of energy wasted by ex.
cessive talking, he has conceived the idea of harnessing the
waterfalls of words wasted in Congress and converting the
energy into electricity to light the dome of the capitol, thus re-
ducing the government budget. Martha Cornwell is trying to
make herself heard above the babel of words, but it is quite
impossible. No one knows what the other is saying anyway,
and I doubt that it matters. Charles Gornell, chairman of the
committee of lobbyists, is politely sitting in a corner.
"Just a block away, doctors Martha Andrade and Allan
Greenlee are discussing a weighty problem: is the fore foot or
the hind foot of a mosquito the most useful? If not, why not?
This is a meeting of the Medical Society, and lending several
interested ears are dental nurse Perle Tuttle, her associates Jean
Hall, Mary Shepherd, and Janet Callender. Other nurses dis-
cussing the question of how to hold the patient's hand while
taking his pulse, are Margaret Comins, Ethel Deenev, Pat
(Mercedes) Arrieta, Lucille Dugan, Marjorie Weigold and
"Back in Panama I see a bridge, an exact replica of the
Bridge of Sighs in Venice, reaching from Panama mainland to
Coiba. It was designed by construction engineers who bear the
names George Campbell. Maurice Brown, and Dan Kilev, who
still doesn't remember whether or not he put the decimal point
in the right place, but trusts his Irish luck. This is the gala
dedication of the Bridge of Sighs, which was allpropriately de-
dicated to John Latimer, a fellow engineer. Present to make a
speech is Bud Hammond, a prosperous businessman. Rival en-
gineers, John McGuire, Arthur Luse, and William Worley, whose
own bridge collapsed the first day, are present, and hopeful.
Rodney Higginbotham, teleialdio announcer, is on hand with an
eloquent speech. I suppose it's eloquenit-he's talking so fast
no one can understand him."
The fortune teller paused a moment, and we asked breath-
lessly, "Is that all?"
"Wait!" she said.
"Oh, now I see the students reading their ZONIAN, and
Margaret Kuhn is running from a mob. I wonder why."
Men and women of tomorrow-
Face the future eagerly.
But a little while
And they too
Will be beaten under-
Or will they stand against the violence
And steady driving of the forces
Tending to stifle them?
Those possessing courage
And a will to do,
Others not so strong
Will drift with the masses,
And become nonentities-
A. V. S.
Abraham, Polly ^Lutz, Virginia'
Azcarraga, Raquel ) Mann, Louise
SBauman, Ruth --Moon, Flora B. v
Beissel, Charlotte =.McDaid, Margaret
Boggs, Patsy Martin, Dolores /
-Booth, Lilian Mitchell, Vera
-Brown, June Murray, Lamar
Brown, Ruth Nachman, Vera
Carr, Annabell Palacio, Nelva
Comins, Barbara Ross, Betsy /_
-Corr, Gloria Rath, Betty Y
/Dickson, Jane Russon, Dolores .
/DuVall, Dorothy -. Salterio, Grace -D
-Durfee, Julia Schierloh, Mary
Enright, Jane Seeley, Norma ,
-Gibson, Patsy Shepherd, Julia
-Gormely, Virginia Simka, Esther-
Gritz, Judith -- Simms, Virginia /
Hack, Bertha A- Stapleton, Bess /~
-Heileman, Margie Stillwell, Norma
"Hobson, Eleanor -- Stoudnor, Jane-
Holston, Dorothy -i luck, Violay _
-Huntoon, Aura Vila, Olga -.
W. Jackson, Mary -Violette, Frances
' Johnson, Helen Wainio, Alyce --
4 Joyner, Dorothy- Walling, Jayne j
- Judd, Dorothy Whelan, Mary
King, Betty -- White, Eugenia
-Kuhn, Betty Wikran, Edith v -
- Kundroth, Mildred Woodruff, Mary Jane
7--Lewis, Phyllis Young, Louise y( -_
- Atkinson, Fred
- Benedetti, Eloy
- Blanton, Thomas
Brayton, Donald <
Clarke, Howard ,
- Collins, Winter _p
Cox, William -A
- Cullen, James
Cuthbertson, Rodric ,
-Deyton, T. W.
- Dockery, Harry Jr.
- Doyle, Manuel
- Fenton, George
Ferguson, John ..
Gibson, Archie A
Gornell, Charles ,
,-Hearne, Webb -. -
Hunter, James .
- Makibbin, Henry
-- Malone, Tom
- March, Douglas
- Marti, Teddy --
- Matheney, Robert -
- McConaughy, Richard
- McCormack. Robert
SMcElhone, Harry a
Mead, Burton 1
-Mendez, Juan C.
-Neumann, Charles D
- Orr, Mattes
- Pearson, Harry
-Pratt, Robert B.
Shelton, George <.
Siler, Jack p
Scobie, Fred x
Wahl, William X,
SZirkle, John -
JUNIOR CLASS HISTORY
The Balboa High School Junior Class of '36 held its first
meeting of the school year on the tenth of October. At this
meeting the following officers for the class were elected: Leo
Ferguson, President; Richard McConaughy, Vice-President;
William Price, Treasurer; and Vera Mitchell, Secretary. Robert
Erickson and Jane Stoudner were elected to represent the
junior class in the Student Association.
The junior play, which incidentally was the first dramatic
production of the year, was attended by a large audience at
both the matinee and evening performances. Because it was
possible not to attend school on the afternoon of the play a great
number of students went to the matinee performance who would
otherwise not have gone at all. Altogether the junior produc-
tion, "Cat o' Nine Tails," brought a nice sum of money to the
Student Association fund.
Two junior dances were held at the Tivoli Hotel this year.
The first was held on January 24 and the second on the 24th of
April. Gus Schmidt and orchestra furnished the music at these
dances which proved to be very successful. Dr. Prentiss, the
junior class adviser, was well pleased with the dances and with
the committees under whose direction each dance was run. The
junior-senior banquet climaxed the social events of the year
for the junior class.
Ini the sport world the junior class came out on top in the
basketball classic, defeating the other classes easily. Although
there was no inter-class softball a great majority of the mem-
bers of the top and better teams were juniors. When the Zonian
went to press the tennis, track, and soccer had not been run.
In their own sport world the junior girls won the inter-class
It must be noted that the junior class boys must be more
intelligent than the girls since they were able to put Robert
Blake and William Price on the hizh honor roll a number of
times during the year. Or is it possible that Robert and William
deserve the credit rather than junior boys in general?
Adams, Katherine %
'Alexander, Reba ,
/Brugge, Mary Nell
/Comley, Mary Jane
/Conlan, Ellen i
/Dryden, Helen /
/Evans, Norma /
SFoley, Genevieve c J
Fuller, Fay V
Grier, Margaret /
/Haggerty, Marie 1
/Haldeman, Betty j
Hamlin, Jane (
Hudson, Audrey J
Journey, Lucile -. V
Lord, Shirley v/
MacMurray, Margaret /
-Meigs, Margaret )
Mohr, Judith --
Morales Anita k
Morgan, George Ann
J-Neville, Beverly -
-Pearl, Evelyn -
XRocker, Wyllis _
-Schloming, Beatrice $^
/ Sommer, Virginia
Urey, Blanche -
Welch, Vireiria v
'Wright, Ruth -
Benny, William -
Clarke, Howard ,
Dugas, Ralph- -
Horter, Milton -.
Keller, William, Jr.
Kelso, Lee Walter, Ji
MacMurray, John -
Poole, Henry- -
Russon, George, Jr.
St. John, Adrian
r. Talty, John
Trower, James, Jr.
Van Siclen, Robert
Whitsett, James -
SOP"1IOMORE 4l oy
CLASS OF '38
The sophomores with a larger class than ever, started school
this year feeling very important in their new position.
At the first class meeting of the year the Student Associa-
tion plan was discussed and Gail Haldeman was elected as the
sophomore girl representative to the Association. Chester Wine
and Betty Haldeman were nominated for president. As there
was not time for voting at this meeting, the votes were taken
in the home rooms, Chester Wine being elected. Miss Parsons,
the sophomore adviser, presided at the meeting.
At the next meeting Betty Haldeman was elected vice-
president; Bernice Rathgaber, secretary; Francis Coyle, treasur-
er; and Elmer Dailey as the sophomore boy representative to
the Student Association. Plans for the coming year were dis-
cussed and the class was found to be generally in favor of having
a dance, besides the usual sophomore party.
In sports generally, the sophomores came in third, as was
the case in inter-class basketball. However, in swimming and
track the sophomores had a chance to show more competition.
Athletically the girls fared better than the boys.
As last year, there were many students who turned out for
drama. This class has quite a few young artists who might turn
out to be good actors, with the proper practice.
The sophomore class is well represented both athletically
and in other outside activities, and with two years still lying
ahead, it should achieve many fine accomplishments by its senior
( Adler, Blanche .
A(Blanton, Josephine ,
)Bowen, Billie -
1 Chan, Irene
*Comley, Beverly .
Dennis, Marjorie i.~
SDodson, Marian .
/ Fuller, Helene
-' Krueger, Virginia -
X McGuire, Roberta
X Monsanto, Beatrice ..-
X. Sexton, Gene
)Van Siclen. Cornelia
Detamore, Jerry -
XDisharoon, Paul -
Dyer, Wallace --
'5 Matheney, Angus
FILRES.IIAN CLASS OF '35 AND '36
The Freshman Class of '35 and '36 is determined to be mark-
ed down not as "just average," but as "above par." Already it
boasts at least two members of the PARRAKEET staff, one
member of the ZONIAN staff, a reasonable membership in the
Student Association, an enthusiastic participation in athletics,
sixteen boys and girls competing for places in dramatics, with
Faye Williams being voted the second best actor in the one-act
play contest, and a commendable sprinkle of freshmen names
on the Honor Roll.
Although the class was organized rather late in the year,
it showed good judgment in selecting as its officers the follow-
ing: Roy Dwelle, President; Julian Rice, Vice-President; Betty
McKenzie, Secretary; Beverly Comley, Treasurer; and Jeanne
Rocker and Maurice Fitzgerald, Representatives to the Student
As a class the freshmen purpose to be noticeable and note-
worthy in all activities and scholastic work during the remain-
ing years of their life in Balboa High School.
LITTLE THEATER'S JUBILEE PROGRAM
On Friday, October 18, the Little Theater presented a ju-
bilee program in honor of its admission to membership in the
National Theater Conference. Under the direction of Mr. Subert
Turbyfill two one-act plays were given. During the intermission
Mr. Ben M. Williams, Superintendent of Schools, gave a brief
talk on "What the National Theater Conference Membership
Means to Us."
The first of the plays on the program was an original co-
medy, To Be or Almost Be, written by Dorothy Judd, a student
in Balboa High School. The setting of the play was the Man-
nings' four-family quarters in Balboa, Canal Zone, in the year
1935. The plot, in an amusing way, revealed the hopes and in-
trigues of Mrs. Manning to preserve her family's happiness.
The characters were: Ruth Wright as Mrs. Manning; John Zirkle
as Billy Manning; Virginia Gormeley as Patricia Manning;
Jack O'Donnell as the little brother; Edward Roth as Mr. Rock-
wood; Blanche Miller as Mrs. Davis; Nathalia Bender as Mrs.
Brown, and Ellen Conlan as Mrs. Jones.
The second of the one-act plays was the dramatic version
of Sire de Maletroit's Door, by Robert Louis Stevenson. The
scene of this romantic episode is laid in Burgundy, France, in
1429. The characters in the production were: Bob Rathgeber as
Sire de Maletroit; Lucille Dugan as Blanche de Maletroit; Ned
Dwelle as Francois; Bernard Keegan, Jr., as the priest; Tom
Foley as Denis de Beaulieu; and Harry Foster and Robert Van
Siclen as men-at-arms.
The French pronunciations were supervised by Miss Frost.
The music was furnished by the Little Theater Orchestra under
the direction of Mrs. Baker. Those playing were Neva Henri,
Rosario Shelton, Rosario Spinella, and Ruth Wright.
C1AT 0' NINE TAILS
Cat 0' Nine Tails, presented by the junior class at Balboa
Clubhouse on Friday, lNovember 15, is a mystery drama in three
acts, written by Lawrence Worcester. The scene of the play is
laid at the Gordons' hunting lodge in Maine, and the action
takes place at midnight on a day in November and during the
following evening. 'ine play centers around Henry, the chore
boy, who is discovered in the last act to be the mysterious "Cat
o' Nine Tails."
A very energetic and capable cast directed by Mr. Turby-
fill presented the play. Bernard Keegan, Jr., starred as Henry,
the chore boy, who exercised unsuspected hypnotic power over
Norma Stillwell as Theodora Maitland. Robert McCormick por-
trayed Mr. James Gordon, Sr.; Blanche Miller, Mrs. James Gor-
don; Roger Adams, Jimmy Gordon; Burritt Wright, Jacob
Weber, the caretaker; and Virginia Ridge, Betty, his daughter.
Louise Mann as Miss Smith and Jack Siler as Mr. Fox skillfully
impersonated the inadequate detectives. Ruth Brown as Nora,
the cook, and Mary Jane Comley as Peggy, her daughter, added
an element of contrasting comedy.
Thomas Foley, Jr., the stage manager was ably assisted
by William Le Brun, Robert Van Siclen, Francis Coyle, Gene
Clinchard, Ruth Brown, Jane Stoudner, and Mr. Richard Moore.
The business and advertising were managed by William
Price, John Zirkle, and Dean Dodson.
The high school orchestra, under the direction of Mrs.
Baker, furnished appropriate music.
(xOLD IN THEMI HILLS
GOLD IN THEM HILLS is a melodrama in three acts
which the seniors presented under the direction of Mr. Subert
Turbyfill. The action takes place in the old homestead of Hiram
Stanley, an honest farmer, and Big Mike's bar and dance hall
in the Bowery. The city villain's pursuit of "Our Little Nell,"
the honest farmer's daughter, leads to many complications,
which are untangled in traditional melodrama style.
The unusually large cast for the production was as fol-
lows: speaker of the prologue, Joe Corrigan; the housekeeper,
Mildred Rayburn; Barbara Stanley, Genevieve Foley; Hiram
Stanley, Walter Friday; Nell Stanley (heroine) Phyllis Bue-
chele: John Dalton (hero) Roger Adams: Richard Murgatroyd
(villain) Hernando Arroyo; Sam Slade, Bernard Keegan, Jr.;
Jenkins. Bob Rathgaber. Other members of the cast were Bur-
ritt Wright, John Fitzpltr'icIk, Tom Folev, Jr., Lucille Dugan,
Stanley Whaler, Phyllis Lewis, Audrey Hudson. Virginia Gor-
meley, Alice Strauss, Dorothy Duval, Arthur Michaelson, Bob
Erickson, Martin Casey, Marguerite Horter. Norma' Stillwell,
Jack Siler, Jack O'Donnell, Jean Coleman. Francis Coyle, and
last and least but most important, Little Eddie Hatchett.
The staging, advertising, properties, publicity, and business
were handled adequately by Joe Corrigan. Bob Rathgaber,
Thomas Huff, Stanley Whaler. Arthur Michaelson, Marjorie
Weigold, Raymond Lloyd, Donald Fero, James Trower, Audrey
Hudson, Virginia Preston. Alice Strauss. Dorothy Duvall. Vir-
ginia Gormeley, Thomas Foley. Jr., Bob Van Siclen, John Zirkle,
Culbert Shedlock, and Lucille Dugan.
Appropriate music for the play was furnished by the high
school band under the direction of Mr. Swanson.
This year the students of Balboa High School have taken a
keen interest in dramatics, under the direction of Mr. Subert
Turbyfill. The Little Theater has sponsored a production each
month, and competition for the privilege of participation in
these productions has been enthusiastic.
During the inter-semester one act play contest the pupils
who were qualified were permitted to act as directors, and
Burritt Wright, Joe Corrigan. Frances Maguire, and Thomas
Foley, Jr., presented plays to the public. The audience voted for
their choice of best director, actor, and actress. Frances Ma-
guire was given first place as a director, and Joe Corrigan was
given second place. As actors Ned Dwelle was judged first and
John Talty, second. Gail Haldeman was given first place among
the girls, with Faye Williams as second.
The year's program included the following:
OCTOBER-Jubilee Program-"To Be or Almost Be".
"Sire de Maletroit's Door".
NOVEMBER-Junior Play-"Cat o' Nine Tails".
JANUARY-Inter-semester Plays-"A Wedding".
"Meet the Missus"
FEBRUARY-Senior Play-"Gold in Them Hills"
APRIL-Festival Plays-"Willow Pattern"
MAY-Moliere's Comedy-"The Imaginary Invalid".
Under the efficient direction of Miss Eneboe, the PARRA-
KEET has had an unusually successful year. Its outstanding
achievement was its admission to Quill and Scroll on its first
application for membership. Margaret Kuhn as editor-in-chief
and Dorothy Judd as news editor deserve special commenda-
tion for their faithful work in organizing and supervising the'
publication of the paper. In collecting material and editing they
have been assisted by the following additional members of the
staff: associate editor, Robert Blake; sports editor, Donald
Brayton; feature editors, Hope Toulon and Alma Symonds; ex-
change editor, Mercedes Arrieta; reporters, Martha Andrade,
Natalia Bender, Ruth Brown, Margaret Comins, Betty Com-
ley, Elmer Daily, Lucille Dugan, Nancy Foster, Vance Howard,
Virginia Gormeley, Gail Haldeman, Bernard Keegan, Virginia
Lutz, John McGuire, Muriel Moore, Mildred Rayburn, Norma
Stillwell, Hope Toulon, Peggy White, and Betty Willett.
The business staff, with Miss Butler as sponsor, has done
its work quietly but effectively with Marjorie Wiegold as man-
ager; Perle Tuttle in charge of circulation, assisted by Ellen
Conlan, Ruth Wright, and Norma Stillwell; Mercedes Arrieta
as advertising manager, assisted by Betty Phillips, Winter
Collins, and Frances Maguire.
Roger Adams, Phyllis Buechele, Dorothy Dugas, Edgar
Lindo, Verna Price and Helen Van Clief have contributed their
time as typists, preparing the copy for the printers.
Editor-in-Chief .. .......................... Maurice Brown
Associate Editor ........................... Mattes Orr
Senior Editor .. .......................... IMargaret Kuhn
Junior Editor . .......................... Martin Bullock
Sophomore Editor . ......................... Paul Fessler
Freshman Editor . ......................... Peggy White
Activities ................................. Eleanor Hobson
Boys' Sports .. ............................. Walter Friday
Girls' Sports ................................. Lucille Dugan
Literary Editor ............................ Alma Symonds
Art Editor .......... ...................... Irene Chan
Assistant ..................................... Judith Gritz
School Life .. ........................... Claude Anderson
Assistant .............................. George Campbell
Cameramen ............................... Vera Nachman
Advertising Manager ... ..................... Betty Comley
Assistant .. ............................... Julia Fernandez
Literary and Make-up Adviser .......... Katherine E. Jessup
Art Adviser .............................. Mary Worrell
Business Advisers ...................... .. Harvey Prentiss
The Glee Club consists of both boys and girls who have
had one year in the girls and boys choruses. On many of the
programs the Glee Club is assisted by the boys and girls of the
To most people, the Christmas program given in the patio
of the school is the outstanding program of the year, combin-
ing as it does costuming and effective lighting with the familiar
Christmas carols, the selections from Handel's The Messiah, and
the festive Christmas spirit.
In addition to the Christmas program, the following events
were given during the year:
February-French Music, a program given for the Ancon
March-The Operetta, a production given with the assist-
ance of the Little Theater.
May-The Music Festival.
June-The Commencement Music.
CROCODILE ISLAND, a modern operetta with a tropical
setting and very tuneful and melodious music, was given by the
glee clubs at Balboa Clubhouse on March 12. This operetta,
which was produced under the direction of Mrs. Baker and Mr.
Turbyfill, provided opportunity for practice in solo, duet, quar-
tette, and four part chorus work, as well as giving the orchestra
experience in accompanying.
On Crocodile Island the king was to be given as a sacrifice
to the sacred crocodiles because the sorcerer had said the cro-
codiles demanded such a sacrifice. In the midst of the excite-
ment some American tourists came to the Island. Two of the
young American boys fell in love with the two daughters of
the king. Everything ended happily when the sorcerer was
found to be an impostor.
The twelve individual parts were played by the following:
Jean Coleman as Pearl, Margaret Haw as Petal, Webb Hearne
as Tom, Gene Clinchard as Jeff, Ruth Baumann as Miss Crisp,
John Fitzpatrick as the king, Norma Stillwell as Mammy Lu,
George Russon as Dr. McSnoozer, Francis Coyle as the sorcerer,
Dorothy Judd as Miss Brewster, John Kain as Hopalong, and
Roy Dwelle as Nitwit.
Other members of the glee clubs sang in the various cho-
ruses which added color and interest to the production.
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Under the direction of Mr. J. Chester Swanson, the band
has done much to enliven the spirit of Balboa High School. Be-
sides playing for the basketball and baseball games and the
opening of the softball season, the band contributed the neces-
sary atmosphere for the senior play. During the Christmas
hohdays they serenaded both Balboa and Ancon, and played for
a Christmas entertainment at the Balboa Clubhouse. During
National Music Week they gave an outdoor concert, and one
in Balboa Clubhouse. At least once they went over the air in
a broadcast from the Miramar Club.
The members of the band are cornets-Walter Sims, Dean
Dodson, Tom Foley, James Harness, Leland Edwards, Neal
Small, John Davis, William Cox, John Gallivan, Alfred Chase,
and Paul Disharoon; clarinets-Albert Baldwin, Donald Mc-
Caslin, Jack Carey, Robert Van Siclen, Fack Gamble, David
Kelley, Louis Caldwell, and Francis Cryan; saxaphones-William
Reinig, George Lane, Bill Logsdon; flutes-Bertie Shelton, Jean
Rocker, and Thomas Immon; alto-horns-Charles Neumann,
Florencia Farrari, and George Callender; baritone horns-Ver-
non Seeley, Charles Fair, and Hugh Deeney; bass-horns-James
Crawford, Ralph Dugas, and George Whaley; drums-William
Harness, George Russon, Ned Dwelle, and Harry Pearson.
Under the direction of Mr. G. O. Lee the biology club has
expanded its membership this year. At the meetings which are
held in the evening, Mr. Lee gives a talk on some subject of
interest to coming biologists, and this is followed by a group
discussion. Refreshments furnish an important part of the
The officers of the club are: Mattes Orr, President; Martin
Fitzpatrick, Vice-President; Barbara Comins, Secretary-Trea-
The following pupils are members of the club: Ethel Deeney,
Vera Nachman, Eugenia White, Dorothy Walston, Ruth Wright,
Natalia Bender, Marjorie Heilman, June Brown, Mildred An-
derson, Gail Haldeman, Janet Callender, Mary Gulbranson, Pol-
lyanna Gulbranson, Ned Dwelle, John Zirkle, George Young,
William Price, Roderick Gulbertson, Martin Bullock, Donald
Mitchell, Tom Sullivan, and James Polychrome.
SPOTLIGHTS ON ACTIVITIES
THAT MEMORABLE BIOLOGY TRIP TO THE
SUMMIT EXPERIMENTAL GARDENS.
BEHIND THE SCENES-STAGE CREWS
"Go!d in Them Hills"
BORN FIFTY YEARS TOO LATE OR
What the gay nineties missed
THE VILLAIN IN THE PIECE
TWO TROPICAL SONGSTERS
TWO OF THE CHORUSES OF
MUSIC APPRECIATION WITH THE
PANAMA NATIONAL BAND
The athletic schedule of Balboa High School underwent a
radical change last fall with the introduction of intramural
athletics. This new system gave an opportunity for all boys to
participate in sports rather than merely the few who were
The first sport to fall under the intramural program was
basketball. One hundred and twenty boys responded to the call,
and under the direction of Mr. Ward, language teacher, ten
teams were organized and a playing schedule made out.
Early in the intramural games, Arroyo's Los Macs and
Michaelson's Sixty-Niners forged ahead, and throughout the
season these two teams set the pace. In the end, The Sixty-
Niners came out one game short and Los Macs were set for the
series with Cristobal's winning team. Unfortunately for us,
however, in spite of Arroyo's brilliant shooting and Huff's con-
sistent floor game, Los Macs fell under when they met the boys
from the Gold Coast. All the games of the series were very
closely played, Balboa losing two of them by one and two point
Although it must be admitted that some of the students,
especially the varsity men, have not been in favor of intramural
games, after all is said and done it is more profitable to have
a large number rather than a select few receive this training
in playing the game.
Early in January the boys' softball season started off with
a bang as some one hundred end seventy would-be players re-
ported for action. The sport was given a royal send-off by the
boys' band under the direction of Mr. Swanson. Even the school
officials tore themselves away from their work long enough to
give the occasion their recognition. Beginners were inspired by
seeing last year's champs presented with letters.
Mr. Edward Pease, mathematical wizard, organized the
players by allowing each boy who wanted to manage a team to
choose his group and submit the list to the sponsor. In this man-
ner an eight-team league of boys who wanted to play regularly
was formed and given the imposing title of "National League."
For the pleasure of those who could not report regularly, Mr.
Pease organized what he called the "Free-Lance League."
As the season drew to a close, the race for the gold balls,
emblems of the winning team of the National League, became
a three cornered one. The Cubs, the Giants, and the Dodgers
were well matched, but the real battle was between the Cubs
and the Giants. In a hard fought, exciting game on February
5, the Giants cracked up, and the Cubs came through with a deci-
sive victory. The Cub players who received the gold balls were:
Culbert Shedlock, Manager; Jack Siler; Buddy Wahl; Roger
Adams; Harry Dockery; Arthur Luse; Tod Lipzinski; Donald
Fero; John Latimer; Stanley Whaler; the Walbridge twins, and
It has been repeatedly shown that the average high school
boy of the Canal Zone is a better swimmer than the average boy
of the States. Of the graduates of Balboa High School, Eddie
Wood, Henry Brewerton, Robert Smith, George Haldeman, Ro-
bert Wempe and William Grant are only a few of the many
boys who have reflected credit on the Canal Zone by their swim-
ming in the States.
During the past season, the get-together meets held during
the school term have afforded an opportunity for mediocre
swimmers to bring honors to themselves and to their classes, as
the stars were limited to entering only a few events. After
several hard fought games, the seniors succeed in winning the
inter-class water polo competition with the juniors.
The boys who should be given special honor for the pro-
gress they have made in swimming this year are: Roger Adams,
Albert Wempe, Martin Wempe, James Roth, Harry McElhone,
Bob Erickson, Bob Hampton, Vernon Snyder, and Ned Dwelle.
As swimming director, it has not been Coach Grieser's pur-
pose to produce a few outstanding stars, but to encourage a
large number of student to enjoy swimming and to learn to be
effective life-savers. Coach Grieser is to be commended for his
success in achieving his purpose.
In sustained interest the baseball league fared better than
either basketball or softball. Early in February a league was
organized by Mr. Lockridge. Last year's varsity members were
distributed as fairly as possibly to insure a keen and lively com-
The first half of the season ended March 6, with the Tro-
jans leading, having won every game. Their toughest contest
was with Trett's Cubs, whom they defeated only after a hard
fought game and with an exciting final score of 1-0. The out-
standing players for the Trojans were Friday, Hammond, and
At the time the yearbook was going to press the baseball
season had not been completed. Eventually the winning team
from the second half of the league will meet the Trojans. The
season will come to a close with a series of games played be-
tween the Trojans and the winner of the second half, and the
winner of that final series will be the high school baseball cham-
pion and will receive the gold baseball's as awards.
The teams in the league have been captained by: W. Fri-
day. J. Siler, W. Hearne, J. Crawford, L. Stempel, and T. Lip-
At the time the ZONIAN went to press the tennis season
had hardly begun. However, the program as it had been plan-
ned called for an interclass match to be played as soon as the
teams had organized and had had sufficient practice.
The senior class boasts an array of "racqueteers" such as
de la Pefia, Luse. Arroyo. Louis Lipzinski and Friday, who will
play each other close battles you may be sure to determine which
one will have the privilege of representing the class against the
players of the other classes.
In the juniors, the seniors are going to find the combina-
tion of Todd LiDzinski and Hearne a hard one to beat. but they
expect to have little opposition from the players selected from
the underclassmen. But then prophets, you know-.
As the yearbook goes to press it is the consensus of opinion
among those wise in the world of sports that the interclass
track meet will be largely a scrap between the seniors and
juniors. At least that is what the upperclass track men con-
fidently expect. The seniors present Ed Roth on the dashes,
Tom Huff on the distance races, and Sidney Randolph in the
weight department. These stars are expecting some keen com-
petition from such juniors as Tom Rice, Leland Edwards, and
Among the promising underclassmen there are Jack Casey,
Pete Hughes, Emilio Madrigal, and John Talty who may prove
to be dark horses of the track and upset the elections of the
ARCHERY AND BOWLING
The first sport that the girls participated in during this
school year was archery. Quite a few prospective archers turned
out. Among those interested in this sport were Helen Grossman,
Dorothy Dugas, Phyllis Lewis, Shirley Johnson, Phyllis Deva-
neau, Shirley Lord, Thelma Herrington, Daphne Lewis, Edith
and Genevieve Wikran.
The archers claiming the most merit were Phyllis Lewis,
Helen Grossman, Thelma Herrington, and Dorothy Dugas.
The girls enjoyed archery during the months of October
and November and it was with regret that this sport had to
be abandoned because of rain.
The same girls who went out for archery met on the bowl-
ing alleys. They reported for practice every Wednesday super-
vised by Miss Hanna.
In this sport the girls who attained the highest rank were
Phyllis Lewis, Helen Grossman, Thelma Herrington, and Helen
The girls of B. H. S. came out for softball with a bang. The
teams were organized and the four most likely members were
made captains. They were Thelma Herrington, Gene White,
Betty Haldeman, and Virginia Ridge. The softball season lasted
from the first of January to March 6th.
The most creditable team was captained by Virginia Ridge.
The other members of the team were B. Rathgaber, E. Tonne-
son, A. Morales, P. Devaneau, M. Fitzpatrick, J. Jitty, S. Lord,
M. Dennis, and R. Baumann. The girls of this team who had
not more than two unexcused absences and who were up in
three-fourth of their studies received iwa-rds.
Although there were only two inter-scholastic games be-
tween Cristobal and Balboa this year, a creditable number of
girls turned out for the inter-class contests in which the juniors
won first place. When the season closed the class scores were
Juniors 9 2
Sophomores 7 4
Seniors 5 6
Freshmen 0 11
The juniors on the winning team were: Eugenia White,
Dorothy Duvall, Phyllis Lewis, Virginia Simms, A. Morales,
Grace Salterio, F. B. Moon, E. Pearl, and Virginia Gormeley.
At the close of the inter-class season a playshed team com-
posed of the best players chosen from all the teams was or-
ganized to play the inter-school games. The members of this
team were: G. Haldeman, B. Haldeman, R. Baumann, E. Ton-
neson, G. White, V. Ridge, F. B. Moon, V. Simms, and B. Rath-
Balboa High School won both games played with Cristobal.
Following the example of such noted Canal Zone products
in swimming as Josephine McKim and Alma Mann, members of
American Olympic Team, the high school girls have given en-
thusiastic cooperation to Mr. Grieser's efficient instruction at
the Balboa pool. Those who have distinguished themselves by
their progress in swimming are: Betty Haldeman, Gail Halde-
miar. Eugenia White, June Holcomb, Helen Van Clief, Betty
Phillips, Billie Bowen, Jeanne Rocker, and Audrey Hudson.
Among the many events in which these girls 'tarred the Club-
house production of King Neptune's Court, a colorful pageant
of night swimming, and the inter-class swim meet, which the
sophomores won, were outstanding.
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This year the girls of B. H. S. seemed to take greater in-
terest than ever in tennis. The tournaments started on the 6th
of March and ended April 6th. Those who turned out were
Elizabeth Tonneson, Virginia Ridge, Mary Fitzpatrick, Audrey
Taber, Daphne Lewis, Betty Rathgaber, Gail Haldeman, Francis
Violette, Phyllis Lewis, Betty Haldeman, and Mildred Anderson.
Of those who entered, Mildred Anderson, Mary Fitzpatrick,
Betty Haldeman, Gail Haldeman, Virginia Ridge, and Elizabeth
Tonneson were outstanding players.
CLASSES SETTLE DOWN.
Pupils are eager for the day
The daily races are on.
THE SENIOR CLASS ELECTS-
Bob Rathgaber, President
Edward Roth, Treasurer
Walter Friday, Vice-President
Peggy Horter, Secretary
Bernard Keegan, Student Association
Mildred Rayburn, Senior Representative.
THE NEW TEACHERS GRIN AND BEAR IT.
Mr. Ward, Spanish
Miss Wright, Science
Miss Butler, Commercial.
V SCHOOL CALENDAR
Scobies get haircuts.
Pupils begin the grind.
IBUSSES BLOCK THE TRAFFIC.
THE PARRAKEET appears.
All the literate read the first issue.
THE ART ROOM BLOSSOMS WITH
"Art for Art's Sake."
THE TYPEWRITING CLASSES CLACK
THE STUDY HALLS CLACK.
THE JUNIOR CLASS ELECTS-
Lee Ferguson, President
Dick McConaughey, Vice-President
William Price, Treasurer
Bob Erickson and Jane Stoudnor,
Representatives to the Student
THE HIGH SCHOOL BOYS WIN A
THE LITTLE THEATRE TRIUMPHS
D. Judd, embryo playwright, pre-
sents her first play with E. Roth,
V. Gormeley, J. Zirkle, R. Wright,
and J. McDonnell.
All-star cast produces
"Sire de Maletroit's Door."
THE BAND BROADCASTS.
THE JUNIOR CLASS PRESENTS
"Cat o' Nine Tails."
They also serve, who only serve
behind the scenes.
Mr. Tarbyfill, Director.
BASKETBALL CALLS OUT TEAMS CAP-
TAINED BY-Corrigan, Hachet, Arroyo, Daily,
Snyder, Whaler, Brayton, and Michaelson.
Mr. Ward, Coach.
THE FIRST HONOR ROLL HAS FIVE
STUDENTS IN THE A's:
Sophomores-Rith Wright, Gail Haldeman.
Seniors-Mary Fitzpatrick, William Wigg.
WHERE WERE THE JUNIORS?
THE NEW SPORT OF ARCHERY FOR GIRLS
CREATES FOUR CHAMPIONS.
VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE CLASSES ARE
INTRODUCED FOR FRESHMEN.
THE SENIOR LUNCHEON IS A GASTRO-
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THE SOPHOMORE AND FRESHMAN
CLASSES ELECT OFFICERS.
LOS MACS PLAY CRISTOBAL IN
WATER POLO SEASON OPENS.
JUNIOR GIRLS WIN IN VOLLEYBALL.
CHRISTMAS MUSIC USHER IN THE
PUPILS PRODUCE INTER-SEMESTER
FRANCES MAGUIRE-BEST DIRECTOR.
ALBERT WEMPE AS A HANDSOME
HIGHLANDER IS READY
SENIOR MASQUERADE DANCE.
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Groups of girls handle specimens
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TEETH AND TONSILS GET THE
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HIGH SCHOOL WITH A CONCERT.
SOFTBALL SEASON CLOSES-eight of
the sixteen captains.
Umpire Dockery dons his protective
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THE GLEE CLUB PRODUCES
The American tourists help with the
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FIRST REPORT CARDS OF THE SECOND
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All-star volleyball players are selected.
SOPHOMORE GIRLS WIN A SWIM MEEr.
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