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1-26 No. i.
1926 No. I.




Al vertisements ...
Allegory, .
Alumni. .
Aquatically Dramatic. ......
Canal Views .......
CARIBBEAN Staff .....
Class History ... .
Class Prophecy ........
Dedication ..... ..
Diary of a Hard-Boiled Tourist,

Editorial ..... .... V
Exchanges .....
Faculty. The.... ..
Freshman Class .....
Graduates.. ..
In and About C. H. S.. ..
In Memoriam...... ..
Junior Class.......
Literary .. .
A Fortunate Mistake. .
Copper Hoard .... ..
1-6--4-9 .... .
"Put Yourself in Her Place"
The Fate of the "Trinidad".
The First Night in Panama.
"The Musiker'. ... ...
Just Miscellanies:
A Caddy Boy. .......
A Child of Colon.......
A Foolish Fellow ....
"A Little Brown Boy of

A Lottery Vender. .. .
A Moonlight Night .....
A Villainous Fable......
Columbus and the Indian

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Colon for the F
. .EDNA DtvA


Just Miscellanies--Continued.
The Little Seamstress. -
The Locks at Night ......
The Mischief ..- .
The Oldest Story in the World
The Sea ...

\Vhy I'm

C. H. S.


lolivar Street" ...
Maid .


ing a Drama.




Proud to be a Student of Cristobal High Sclmh

A Ship of Dreams ......

Love.. .
Ocular Adventures
Sunset on the Caribb an .
The Tropics. ....
School Activities:
M usic........
Short Story Contest ..
Supper Club......
The Social Problems Class
Corozal.. ..
The Penitentiary, ,.
Palo Seco .....
"The Goose Hangs High".
School Notes -. -
School Parties:
Senior... .
Junior .
Sophomore .




... GAY R. TURNER, '26.
and HELEN J. KEENE, '26,


.. JAMES VAN ScorTER. '27.
....... MII.DRED NEELY, '26

. .




R. Turner,

and Helen


'Twas not so long ago,
When, midst our dreams and fancies,
We planned a ship-a ship of dreams--
To be fashioned of our best ideals, our high ambitions,
and our hopes.

The soul of our dream was to be school


Now is our ship of dreams perfected;
We are launching it on the sea of criticism-
With a cargo worthy of our best selves,
Exhibiting our finest efforts.
May she withstand the gales of censure,
And enter soon and safe

Cristobal High School spirit.

we have labored-and


it not.

The harbor of public approval.
Sail on! our ship of dreams-












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Staff of tbe

(Reading clocks

1926 Caribbean

wise-beginning at 12o'clock)






WIRTZ ....



. ............... Art Editor.
.... ...... ... ..... ... ......J okes.
.. ,, .. ....,, Exchanges.

, assistant Editor-in-Chiejf.


., Assistant Circulation




DELILAH MAY, ..... .


. . .Boys

. assistant












. School Notes.
S.Girls' .hlets.






William H. Clinchard, Jr.,


"The foundation of every state is the education


In spite of all the thousands of dollars spent
annually on our education, there is a large number
of people in this world to-day who do not know

the real meaning of the word "




" Some


educated person is supposed to know everything--
or to be a sort of perambulating encyclopedia. A
great many think that an educated man should
know how to go about obtaining certain desired


and that

training of the mind.


is merely

Others consider the edu-

cation of an individual wasted in

the business

world unless the graduate can put into immediate
use the various subjects encountered in his school

All of these ideas are partially true.


This is all particularly true of the high school


Besides all

the lessons mentioned

the one who is lucky enough to receive a position
on the staff learns much of business transactions
and of the work of an editor.
Therefore, no matter to what extent the student


the textbook in school,

the extra-

curriculum should not be disregarded, for it also
has the purpose-education, that is, preparation
for life.
Even in this day of specializing on one subject,
an educated person should have a general know-
ledge of subjects characteristic of this time so as
to be able to express his ideas on subjects of the
day without special preparation for each.
Education, then, should give the general infor-
mation required; it should train the mind so that

plays a more important part in education than is

it will be both strong and supple;

and it should






leaving school or college forget many of the lessons


, the act of learning has not been in vain,

for the mind has received that mental


which is a necessary element in the lines of edu-

Often students ask,
me after I leave school ?
or typewriting which I

"What good will Latin do
I can take up woodwork
can use in everyday life."

be so selected as to enable the individual to make
his life easier than it would have been otherwise.
But besides all these points the most important
of all is to prepare him in every way for later life.
In preparing himself for such a purpose, though
the textbook should not be eliminated, it is certain
that by going to school one learns, as well as the
lessons of school, the lessons of life which would
not have been gained in a correspondence course

The answer is that not all subjects are useful in
the same way that industrial or commercial sub-

or under a private tutor.

the school

Many activities out-


as athletics,

of its youth.

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The high school

pupil in the States meets only

American citizen, but here a student meets people

from all

over the world and is able to k

about them.

As the Canal

:now them instead of just reading
is a favorite place for transit of

Why am
Before you

I proud to be a student of Cristobal High

asked the question I had thought o

just an ordinary one, but since you have aske

the school's merits and advantages.
everything for granted-blindly, as
take the world.

most vou

Since I've stopped to think of the advantages

being a student of Cristobal

High School,

be proud, they seem innumerable.
For instance: there is only one Panama Canal


important people, we often have the pleasure of hearing


f the school as
d me I realize
1 merely took
Ing people do

acquired in
of which to

have you ever

landmarks and incidents of this

Balboa came.

Here old

thought of the wonderful historical


Here Columbus and

Panama, and other dilapidated Span-

ish towns and forts spread a mist of romance over the land.

Here the French came and tried to build
busy present and rosy-hued future hold

the past fails

a canal.

Then, the

us spellbound when

in its enchantments.

Here one also has a chance of making

Zone in the

there are only two high schools in that zone, and



educational trips which give one a chance to study
and animal life.

Cristobal is one of those.

That is something for which to be

very proud. Also our school is situated on the shores of the
fascinatingly beautiful Caribbean Sea.
And where is the person who would not be proud to go to

In all, I think that to b
is something to cherish.

say that I'm

be gradu

proud to

e a student of Cristobal

I can truthfully ar
one of its students

High School

id whole-heartedly
and to be able to

ated from it.

school near the Panama Canal-that wonderful


feat that took so many lives and so much money ?
Here we have a variety of teachers, as they come from all

parts of the United States.

In this way our outlook upon

is broadened, for they bring different ideas from their sections.
Since the school is small, the teachers are able to give each
student more time and to study him individually. Good

C. H. S.

Al ar~~a ret


old Cristobal High School!



has for many of us!

The very initials

are full

of meaning for me.
stands for Courteous.

Pupils of Cristo

and the

bal High


1 him that Nature might

all the

world, 'This was

igh School

wants the world

to say

We are taught that our moral

School are

taught to he courteous to every one-the aged,


their teachers and

fellow-students-in their

classes, in their sports, and in their home life.

H stands

for Honor and Honesty.

We honor our

and our parents and try hard to obey them.
ever urged toward standards of Honesty in


on the athletic



the class-

field, or wherever we may

found-both in and out of school.

stands for Scholarship.

The ideal held

be fore us in


ship is that each student put his very best into

school life and make Cristobal High

where people v
will be proud t

Rosemary K

"His life was
So mixed ir
And say to

This is what Cristobal H
and think of her students.

standards come before our scholastic standards, though the

vill he glad to come
o be graduated.



and from

which they

Elizablt lk


both plant


leeie, 29)

s gentle,

and Ethel Barnett,



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MR.R 'N. 'N


Providence, Rhode Island.


Minneapolis, Minnesota.
St. Olaf College.
University of Minnesota.
Columbia University.


Assistant to



Claremont, Minnesota.
Macalester College.

Minneapolis, Minnesota.
University of Minnesota.

Glee Club.

Caesar, Social


Senior Class Adviser.


Staff Adviser.
Club Adviser.

"Too true to flatter, and too kind to sneer,
And only just when seemingly severe;
So gently blending courtesy and art,
That wisdom's lips seemed borrowing friendship's heart.
-Hot MRES.

Who is it who is-

C-haracterized by height and dignity,
U-rging and inspiring us constantly,
R-eady ever to help in every way,
R-emarkably pleasant in conversation,
I-mpatient never-just courteous,
E-ver smiling pleasingly,
R-eaching to give us the highest ideals in music?

Miss J.

Isabella Dodds, our capable principal,

our Miss

Currier, of course.

teacher, and adviser has been the splendid captain
and pilot of the students of Cristobal High School

Johanna Kleefkens, '26.

for the past six years.

It is her constant, careful



guidance that has steered us through fair weather
and the storms of adversity and has trained its
sailors so that they might best sail through the

seas of life.

Her wonderful influence is evident

Saint Cloud, Minnesota.
State Teachers' College, Saint Cloud.
Bradley Polytechnic Institute.
General Science, Industrial Subjects.

not only in her classes, but also in athletics, the
Supper Club, the Glee Club, the senior class play,

" 'psilon Gamma



and THE


enterprise we find

for behind
,s Dodds r



nost zealously

working for its success with her untiring vigor.
She displays such wonderful tact in her settle-
ment of the differences that arise, and is so just
in all her dealings with the student body that she

is more than an ideal teacher;

she is a personal

friend and adviser of every high school student.
She understands each of us so well that we often
wonder how she finds time in her busy hours to

study us

so individually.

This tact, combined

the rare gift of leadership, makes an


equalled principal.
We do not know what we would do without her,
for she is the very heart and soul of our school.
As Tennyson has most aptly said,

"There is none like her-none."

Mr. Benson, who has just completed his second

year in Cristobal High



and is the only

member to grace our faculty.
In the school curriculum, he t
science, mechanical drawing, and
besides holding the positions of

,hails from St. Cloud,


:eaches general


of the

Upsilon Gamma Gamma, and of scoutmaster for
the local boy scouts.
It is to him we owe thanks for the fish pond in

the laboratory



e members
freshmen i

of the physics


leisure time watching the fish and the 'gator.
As for personality, Mr. Benson wins the loyalty

of all



the difficulties

is ever


willing to
in drafting

and woodworking, not speaking about those con-
fronted by the science class.

We're for him!


Problems, and Economics. Chorus, Orchestra.
Problems, and Economics.


~inrhard rv

'f. Ilack.

F~Jilliflm FJ



Greeley, Colorado.
Greeley Teachers& College.
Home Economics.


We feel

that Cristobal High would

incomplete without its efficient Spanish teacher,

and trust that

"the lure of the tropics"

and love

Sophomore Class Adviser.

for Cristobal High School will hold her for many

The fairy queen held an important conference
with the wee fairies.

"My dears,

she said,

a year.

"I have called you to

help me pick some gifts for my godchild."
"Name her Grace," cried a pale pink fairy.
"Yes! Yes!" said the council in chorus.


Hildegarde Blythe,

West Liberty, Iowa.
University of Iowa.
English, Modern History.
Class Adviser (resigned).

"Give her patience-a lot of it,"
"And a good sense of humor,"
"In these modern days," spoke u

spoke another.
idded the next.
p a very serious

one, "the best gift would be one that will help her
in her choice of a profession."

"Ah, that's just it," they cried,

"We'll give her

She is Miss Alice Merle McMahon-a most

Last Sep-

tember she came to us as so many of these roving



do (Iowa's



She brought with her a most enviable possession-

a knack for

"Quite right!

home industries.

She will be

excellent household arts teacher.
"You have forgotten to----"

asked an impertinent one.

Give her blue eyes and a fair

"Don't make her grow more
four inches."
"A very important thing,-

one sitting on a leaf,

five feet,

eagerly said the

"Make her neither too fat

nor too thin, just right.

came t

so it happens that Cristobal High School

the lovable,





, '26.

Lola Muinoz

her personality.


Her eyes-"a brown eye is a



every emotion.
To-day I asked a few of the students how Miss


1 had impressed
declared, "Oh!



Another told me, with a more serious air,

enter wholeheartedly into all fun, but in class,
well--'Gentle in manner, firm in reality.' "


Sophomore most warmly


Miss McMahon was one of the best ever, in the
line of class advisers.
Although she had to leave us in the middle of
the term, we treasure her memory and perhaps,
(who knows?) she'll come back next year!




Columbus, Ohio.
Ohio University.
English, Modern History.

Freshman Class






Scott, last Sep-

member, it little dreamed of her ability as a teacher.
Perhaps, this was due to her girlish appearance, the
fun lurking in her roguish, blue eyes, a ready smile,
and a wealth of glistening, wavy, brown hair, an
assetof which anyone may well beproud. She soon

became one of us.

We found, to our delight, that

It was a hard task to find anyone to fill the
place of Miss McMahon. But the necessity of
doing just that was the reason for our good for-
tune in obtaining Miss Anne McNaughten, who
carefully guides us over the rough roads of history
and through the trials and tribulations of English.
She is always ready to give a helping hand to
those who care to be aided and, although she is
ever jolly and lively in all her classes, she knows

at parties,

well, she was right there!

As class

just where class pranks should stop.

In and out

, ~~~ 4 C .- ar 4 .

loyal native of West Liberty, Iowa.

"Forgotten what ?"

"Well, how is she going to look?"


One enthusi-

o have



Platteville, Colorado.
University of Colorado.


J. Keene,

teacher, Miss Rowena



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West Alexander, Penn.



Boys' Glee


L'.. .. tii~iol,:

of \Vest Virginia


and Spanish.
Adviser 7un;


of Colorado.



Miss Mary

Elizabeth Moore hails from

Alexander, Pennsylvania,

"down where



" She


the University

of West




where she obtained her education, the

she'll make everyone of us mathematicians, too,

Phi Beta Kappa key, and a good time.


we'll let her.

For she

's kind, patient, ready to

in her history

and Latin


lose forty-five

help over the rough places, and willing to explain

minutes daily of their daily sleep, for she makes

a proposition


as often

as the scriptural

that time interesting and enlightening.

She wins






the student

's heart when she propounds the theory

working hours

s just as kind and ready, only

that one can go out every night and still know all

she adds to it all a love of fun and frolic which is

his lessons for the next day-unless

the student

hard to


We appreciate Miss Sewell and

has been out the night before and doesn't know

her efforts

and we

she'll return to us next


an able adviser to the Junior


and is well 1

iked by

the school

as a whole.

Gay R. Turner, '26.


S/cc nIBer,-







a king; not

a material king,

But a soul's monarch who could


petty days.



rise above



I wee zes

and cool



ng sunlight and bending trees,

Floating clouds in

I looked in vain for one that I might love.


I searched in

cities fair, where thousands



birds in


so high,

Into the splendid temples built by pelf;


palms on pure white sand,

saw great


there where all men massed

Growing plants on dark rich land,

In worshipping the mighty god of Self.

Budding flowers and soft



went away

to seek the simple folk

Rolling hills and

wide green

Who cared for neither riches nor for power;

With them dwelt


And blossomed like

My dormant soul

Silv'ry moon and cooling nights


Numerous stars

a freshly startled flower.

The city fostered but the worldly things-


with sparkling lights-

s the tropics, all beguiling,

in the

villages I found my

At their best,

and gently




7. Keene,

Helen 7.


But, tell me, what

Is love

a lady, a

is love?

god, or a


Like a Japanese lantern,
Hung the red sun in the

Does it come from


And with pride it

seemed to


or old? Tell me

tis styled.

As it shone up there

on high.









M.?8~ )








Class President-Edna Duvall.
Vice-President-Irene Hopkins.

Class Secretiar-Clarice


C!ass Treasurer-Maurice Eggleston.
Class Adviser -Miss J. Isabella Dodds.

Our flower?

The red and fragrant rose,

More beautiful than any other flower that grows.

Glowing red and pure, pure white,

Colors that give us love, fresh courage,

Our motto?

and delight.

Rather to be than just to seem


they would



"Heart on her lips, and
Soft as her clime, and

'22-'2-3 Balboa High Scho

23- 24

Balboa High



soul within her eyes,
sunny as her skies."

ol, Balboa, C. Z.
ol, Balboa, C. Z.

24-'25 Cristobal High School, Cristobal, C. Z.


Glee Club.

Japanese Operetta.
"The Engaged Girl."


Class President.

Exchange Editor, THE CARIBBEAN.
President, Supper Club.
Chorus. Glee Club.
"The Maker of Dreams."

"Rip Van Winkle."
"The Goose Hangs High.

"O heart, with kindliest motion warm.

'22-'23 Track.


"O lovely eyes of azure,
Clear as the waters of a brook that run
Limpid and laughing in the summer sun!"

Basket ball.

Supper Club.


Glee Club.



Basket ball.


Secretary, Supper Club.

Glee Club.


Central High School,

Washington, D.

Cristobal High School, Cristobal, C.

Alumni Editor.


Art Edit


Supper Club.
Chorus. Glee Club.



Spanish Operetta.

"The Engaged Girl.

'1FI~ r inrE v s rs ;sn

Our colors?

Just three Litin words, "Esse quam videri;"



Basket ball.







"Whate'er he did, was done with so much

In him alone

twas natural

to please.

'22-'23 Class Basket ball.
Class Tennis.


G!ee Clul
'23-'24 Class

Basket ball.


Glee Club.

"There was a soft and pensive grace,
A cast of thought upon her face,
That suited well the forehead high,
The eyelash dark, and downcast eve.

'24- 25


Basket ball.

"Upsilon Gamma Gamma.

'22-'23 Lorena Hall, Columbus,



"Daddy Long Legs."
"The Engaged Girl."


Glee Club.


Business Manager, THE



Japanese Operetta.
"The Engaged Girl."
'25-'26 Literary Editor, THE
Supper Club.


Basket ball.



Hangs High."



"The Goose Hangs High.


"He is complete in feature, and in mind,

With all good

grace to grace a gen



*22- 23

"A man who's not afraid to say his say,


Glee Club.
Glee Club.
Editor, THE


Though a whole town's

against him.

"Upsilon Gamma Gamma.

"Sailor s

Central High School, Washington, D. C.

'23-'24 Central High School, Washington, D. C.
'24-'25 Central High School, Washington, D. C.
'25-'26 Cristobal High School, Cristobal, C. Z.
"The Goose Hangs High."

Glee Club.

"Daddy Long Legs."
25-'26 Editor, THE CARIBBEAN.
President, Boys' Glee Club.
"Upsilon Gamma Gamma."
"The Workshop of a Modern Santa Claus.
"Rip Van Winkle."

"The Goose

Hangs High."




but himself

can be his parallel.


Basket ball.



Gypsy Scene.


Basket ball.


Glee Club.


Brackenridge High School, San Antonio, Texas.
Brackenridge High School, San Antonio, Texas.
Brackenrdige High School, San Antonio, Texas.
Cristobal High School, Cristobal, C. Z.


Basket ball.


"Upsilon Gamma Gamma.


Glee Club.


Basket ball.

C rl t Cbs ilI




Class Treasurer.


Treasurer, Athletic

"Upsilon Gamma Gamma.

'23-'24 Shaw High School, Cleveland, Ohio.
'24-'25 Cristobal High School, Cristobal, C. Z.

22- 23

'Diversity-that is my motto.

Supper Club.

Spanish Operetta.









"Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eye,



dignity and love.



'?3-'24 Basket ball.
Indoor Baseball.
Supper Club.
Spanish Operetta.
24-'25 Basket ball.
Supper Club.
Chorus. Glee Club.

"Sailor's Reverie.'
Japanese Operetta.
'25-'26 Editor, Girls' Athletics, THE CARIBBEAN.

President, Girls' Athletic
Basket ball.
Supper Club.
"The Maker of Dreams.'

hA s ja tio t



are cool, like silver,
you smile.'

Supper Club.

Glee Club.

Gypsy Operetta.
23-'24 Supper Club.

Glee Clu

Spanish Operetta.


Supper Club.

Glee Club.

25-'26 Supper Club.
"The Workshop

of a Molern Santa Claus.


Hangs High."


"I have a h

heart with

room for every

"The love light in her


Supper Club.

22-'23 Basket ball.

23-'24 Assistant

Circulation Manager, T'HE


Supper Club.

Class Treasurer.
Supper Club.


Glee Club.


'23-'24 Supper Club.


"The Engaged Girl."


Glee Club.


'25-'26 Alumni Editor, THE CARIBBEAN.
Supper Club.

"Rip Van Winkle.

Spanish Operetta.
24-'2 Supper Club.


Glee Club

Japanese Operetta.
'2i Basket bill.

"The Maker of D



Glee Club

"Rip Van Winkle.


"In her experience all her friends relied;

Heaven was her help and nature

was her guide.


"Her air, her manners, all
Courteous though coy, an

'22- 23

23-'24 Cristobal High School, Cristobal, C. Z.
Supper Club.


'24- 25

who saw admired;
id gentle, though retired."

'22 '23 Class Treasurer.
Supper Club.
23 -'24 Supper Club.

2; Class


Supper Club

Glee Club,

Supper Club.


Glee Club.

'25-'26 Assistant Business Manager, THE CARIBBEAN.

"Sailor' s

Glee Club.


Japane;e Operetta.
- C -






Brooklin High School, Yarmouth, Canada.


" The Engaged Girl.

~lr 1






"And she that doth


most sweetly

'22-'23 Track.
Supper Club.



Balboa High School, Balboa, C. Z.
Balboa High School, B.lboa, C. 2.
Cristobal High School, Cristobal, (



Spanish Operetta.


Supper Club.

Supper Club.

Chorus. Glee Club.


"The Engaged Girl."
"Daddy Long Legs."



"Japanese Girl."
'25-'26 Joke Editor, THE CARIBBEAN.
Inter-school basket ball.

Supper Club.


Glee Club.

"Rip Van Winkle.

Supper Club.

"Rip Van Winkle."


Hangs High.


with a zest and he


his best:

Give him the best to




Class Tennis.

"He preferred to be

od. rather than

to seem

'23-'24 Art I

Glee Club.

Glee Club.

'22-'23 Tennis.
p23- 24 Tennis.


'24-'25 Circulation Manager, THE CARIBBEAN.



Glee Club.


"Upsilon Gamma Gamma.


Glee Club.

Class Treasurer.

"The Engaged Girl."




,N. J.

"Rip Van Winkle.


Hangs High.


"Cheerful at

morn he

wakes from short


Breathes the keen ai

"There's language in her

eye, her cheek, her l'p.

22- 23



Supper Club.
Immaculate Heart Academy, Watertown,
Immaculate Heart Academy, Watertown,
Supper Club.

Removed again to Immaculate


N. Y.





Editor, Boy's Athletics, THE
Baseball, Captain.



"I am a part of all that I have met.





Removed to Middletown Township High School,


and carols






Johanna Kleefkens, '26

We, the class of I926 of Cristobal High School, are
a large class, weighing two and a half tons, measur-
ing one hundred and thirteen feet nine inches tall,

and wearing size ninety-nine shoes.

Our hair varies

who went to the Immaculate Heart Academy in
New York.
When we came back to Cristobal High in October,
1925, we had with us a new member, Helena Deck-

from a blonde to a black and we have a little red

mixed in, too.
colors for our (

My goodness, what a


variety of

blue, green, brown, gray-and

who knows but there may be pink eyes, too?
Three of us were born in Pennsylvania;

two In

man, and Zelda again joined our ranks.

In January,

Zelda and John Ordway left the class to finish in the
States, while Richard Beverley, after a long leave of
absence, gladly joined our family.
All during our four years in C. H. S. we have given

York; two in Ohio; three in Panama; and one

in each of the following places:

land, N





Wisconsin, r
a, Virginia,
, Colombia,


Is it any wonder we make a fine union?

successful school parties.

Our wiener roast, which

was given for the boys when we were freshmen, went
over with a snap and our Junior-Senior banquet will
long live in the memories of those who attended.
We, the members, have always been ready to give a

Seven of us have attended schools on the Canal
Zone all our lives, and of the seven, four have re-
ceived all their education in Cristobal School. Some
of us have attended as many as eight different schools.

Lola Mufioz and Gay

Turner started the first

grade in the present Old Washington Hotel, with

helping hand to our school.



Hangs High,

under the direction of Miss

The senior class play,
was successfully given
J. Isabella Dodds, our

devoted class adviser during our senior year.
No history of our class is complete without men-
tion of Miss Mabel Jean Barnhouse, for three years

Mrs. C.

B. Fenton

as teacher.

In 1918 our new

building was completed and we joyfully moved our
In 1922 we left the realm of Miss Alberta M.
Dodds (now Mrs. Fred. Grunewald) and joined Miss

Isabella Dodds' flock.

William Clinchard, who is

the only one left in the class who joined us from
Gatun, and Oliver King helped to make us thirty-
one green freshmen.
During our sophomore and junior years we lost
many students. Among them was Zelda Eggleston

our adviser and unfailing friend.

labored for our benefit.

Untiringly she

Under her guidance the

class safely reached senior year.
It is indeed with sorrow that we look forward to
graduation, and there is more than one reason. We
shall all be separated, perhaps never to meet again.
Bat then what wonderful memories we can hold of
the good times (even though we have had to work
hard), the friendships we have enjoyed, and above
all the incomparable school spirit which our own
dear Alma Mater has taught us.



Steenberg, '26.

One day

as the waves rocked the ship C. H.

And I should have been scrubbing the deck,.

A bright colored billboard attracted my

It said,

"See the Beautiful Rae

craved for

a snooze, so

lay down to sleep,

In a dancing sensation, you'll have to admit,

With an anchor propped under my neck.
I came to and found myself up in the air,
In a snappy late model amphibian,

Looking down,

I perceived with delight

was there--


even outshines Gilda Gray."

On the sign

was a

picture so beautifully drawn

Of a dancer with billowing skirts,
On inspection I found what I already knew

Above that


sea, the Caribbean.

That the artist

was our Christian Wirtz.

The fronds of the palms waved a welcome to me,
As I let my ship gently glide down,
For my heart leaped to think that once more I should see
Cristabal, that dandy old town.


" said a voice,

"what are you doing here?"

'Twas Lola herself who had spoken.
She'd come over from Panama for a party she said,

On a cruiser, U.


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These nurses I surely was tickled to see.
Irene said, "Wait, Bill's coming too.
To me she explained, "I mean Dr. Clinchard,
Extracts teeth or fills them for you.
On the ship 'twas a merry reunion we had,
Seemed so good after so many years.
The crowd seemed successful and happy and gay,
In spite of our old doubts and fears.
Our Betty was there, of course, stunningly clad,
An interior decorator was she,
Surrounded by men, as she usually is,
She waved gaily over to me.
A red-head was there, though much lost in thought,
Hildegarde, the great scientist, she;
Now engaged in extensive research work

On that great question,

is a flea?"

Oh, the guests of honor; why, how could

I forget--

Were Billy Coffey of Olympic fame;
And demure little Helen, that Keene little maid,
As an author she had made her name.

The talk drifted on, as it does at reunions,

To Cristobal each

one was yet loyal;

Carlos Pulgar was now a big business man
Who'd made a huge fortune in oil.

And Edna, where is our class president
Oh, married, she's happy and wealthy,


In social service she spends all hubby's dough
To make poor people hale, strong, and healthy.


Oh, really now, haven't

heard ?

She owns a whole chain of stores,
As a caterer she's in demand everywhere
Her pastry's devoured by scores.
Gay Turner and Mildred then joined the gay


Gay's principal of Cristobal High,
While Mildred has charge of the kindergarten,
And tells children what's where and why.
I asked about Zelda, what's she doing now,
Has she honestly become a nun?
They said Zelda was married, we knew she would be,
She too highly valued her fun.

A pleasant diversion; Delilah came in,
She looked lovely, and I don't mean maybe;
Her husband was with her; but they didn't

They went home

And just as the party was reaching

its height,

Someone said, "Hey, wake up, scrub the deck!"

stay long,

to take care of the baby.

And I found myself back on that ship C.
With an anchor propped under my neck.


of Cristobal High School,

before launching our ships into the unknown seas,
do hereby bequeath the following cherished pos-
sessions to the juniors to be used when they em-
bark upon the bay of seniordom.

Edna Duvall leaves to Euphemia

her long hair and to Helen
brown eyes.


Vineyard her soulful

Carlos Pulgar bestows upon Harry Moore his
renowned whistle.
Richard Beverley confers upon Harry Moore
his part as villain in the senior play.






ability to arrive at school just before classes have
been passed.
Rae Fischer leaves her stately walk to Louise

William Clinchard gives to James Van Scotter,
on condition that it be exercised diligently, his
interest in the under classmen.
Helen J. Keene bestows upon Lawrence Calla-
way her ability to be seen and not heard, which
she knows he will care for conscientiously.
Gay Turner confers her much cherished place
in the office upon Clara May.



the freshman

Heim and her poise while on the




his blush

to Helen

to Surse

Taylor and his dimples to the junior girls.
Delilah May leaves her much cherished



to keep

a secret

to Emily

Bledsoe. and to Clara May the right to hold long
telephone conversations-with her mother.
Helena Deckman reluctantly leaves her worthy

terest in him to Charles Will, this to be added to
his own supply.




" to Surse Tavlor.

Wirtz gives

to Lawrence Callawav

Johanna Kleefkens leaves
ability to ask questions.



his ability to draw and to Charles
of sailing.

Will his love




her love of all



her love of dancing

things fashionable to Helen Vineyard to be added
to her own.
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Dorothy Svensson.
There also goes to Dorothy Svensson, Elizabeth
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We, the Class of

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Right to left: Upper row: James Grider, Clara May (Treasurer), Teresa Gallagher (Vice-President), Miss Elizabeth Moore (Adviser),
Suras Taylor, Jr. (President), Charles Will (Secretary), Lawrence Callaway. Emily Bledsoe.
Lower row: Louise Helm. Helen Vineyard, Helen Montgomery, Dorothy Svensson, James Van Scotter, Euphemia Woolnough, Harry
Moore, Ward Bronson. Not shown: Mary Heim. Dorothy Vaughan.

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Miss Moore--"Now I am excusing you people early, but
please leave quietly so as not to wake up the other
Lawrence Callaway-"Been in hot water so long, he's hard


friend ?"

Emily Grider-"She
does laugh at."


never says



Harry Moore-"He'll be an actor


day-if it doesn't


Dorothy Svensson-"She
me she's a bean."



anything but whit she


from B

oston and believe

Taylor-"He's not two-faced; if he were he'd wear
the other one."

James Van Scotter-"He came from an Army post--haste.''
Helen Vinevard-"--and real heavenly everywhere else."

Charles Will-


" 'Todo

el tiempo' if

you give

him half a


Louise Heim-"Lots of

grounds, she lives next to the


Euphemia Woolnough-"She drew a Jack; she thinks he's
a King; but we know he's a Knave."

Clara Mav-"She may

some day, if

you give her a chance.

Helen Montgomery-"She looks bashful, but appearances
are deceiving."

\Ward Bronson-"-and



although he's barred from

Mary Heim-"Very quiet.




Everygirl had finished her swim

in the sea of

ests, with whom she sat out a dance

in the garden.

the Grammar School and was making ready for the

dance, High School Education.

She put on the

She gave him a flower from her bouquet of Good
Intentions. Heoffered hera drink, Red Marks, from

dress of Good Appearance, the dancing slippers
of Energy, and powdered her nose with Self-

his flask.

Frightened, she refused, and longed for

the punch and cake,

Good Marks,

which Hard




a handsome, strong

young man, came to escort her, and presented her
with a corsage bouquet of Good Intentions.
On the way to the dance, High School Education,
Hard Study asked her to give him all her dances.

Everygirl promised.

She danced with him until

the intermission, Vacation, when Hard Study went
to get her some punch and cake, Good Marks.
While he was gone, she met some stags, Bluff,

Study had gone to get for her. She ran away from
Outside Interests, and tried to find Hard Study,

and finally discovered him away off in

a corner,

looking very disconsolate because she had deserted
Everygirl and Hard Study began to dance, but
Everygirl found it hard to keep in step with his

graceful, easy glide.

do the


She found herself trying to

Along," the


or the


I Should Worry, and Outside Interests.

They all asked her to dance, and Everygirl, highly
flattered, accepted. She danced first with Bluff,

Charleston, Copying, when Hard Study was doing
the tango, "Be Fair." Hard Study reprimanded
her, and soon, under his steady guidance, they

who taught her two new steps,

"Slide Along

kept perfect step.

Bluff and Cheat both tried to

"Skin By.

" Then she danced with Cheat, who

cut in, but she waved her fan of Perseverance in

took her into a corner, where they did the Charles-

ton, Copying, which was prohibited.

They did it

their faces, and looked
eyes of Encouragement.

up at Hard Study with
Then the dance was over,

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Row 3. Gordon Kaigern Teidy Renter, tucid Salazar, Laura Grimalda, Woodford Babbitt.
Row 4. Evangelire Smith, Foster Tufts, Erma Pnillips, George Jordan, Jack Klunk (Secretary), Albert Days.
Row 5 Miss Alice McMahon (Adviser-resigned) Miss Grace Peterson (Present Adviser), Elmer Miller, Mercedes Jordan (Present President),
Royal Higgason, Emma Banks.
On the Jibs: Charles Crum, Jane Toulon, Julia Smith, Harold Owen. Not shown: William Henter (President, resigned). Clarence Moore.

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Miss Peterson's our class adviser.

No one knowsjust how much we all prize her.
She's ready with aid
If aught's to be made,
In this she's a splendid deviser.

Miss McMahon to the States did sail
So this must be a sad little tale.
If in touch you'd keep,
Make her feel friendship deep--
Just follow her up through the mail.

This charming


girl, Emma Banks,

A prim little

lassie, our Jane.

And has an extraordinary brain.

She is

so smart--

Her work is all art,
A dear little friend with

This Kariger
All his books

to close

in unused repose.

To Gatun Spillway

For big fish

an aim.

A student there is named Axtell
Who studies his lessons quite well.
And when we need rooters
To back up our hooters
Robert's right there with his yell.

A severe

young fellow

named Babbit

to play

He went, and what chanced the Zone knows.

Jack's a fellow



is Klunk-

Seems to have an abundance of
He's a whiz at athletics,

But not m

uch in math'mati

He seems to think they are the bunk.

This boy who oft gets the blame

of all of our thanks.

In any hard pass
She helps lad and lass.
She has nothing to do with the cranks.

'Tis said he has no bad habit.
He is very quiet,
Never gets in a riot.
Yet no one would call him a rabbit.

Is Keene
He fishes
No wood

It's only in

of wit and of name;
and works,
work he shirks.

school he seems


A right pretty
And her eyes!

and so class!

so blue and

so flashy!

Her quick, cheery smiles
Win her good friends for miles.
Our Gladys, our own 'Bama la

Zonella is every one's friend;
Quick to borrow, and more quick to lend.
She is studious at tasks;
Ne'er speaks 'less she asks.
We never could wish her to mend.

There is a young fellow


And he isn't so terribly dumb.
He lives in Lock City,
And he may not be pretty,
But you wouldn't take him for a bum.

We have a young fellow named Days

Who's snappy in all

of his wavs.

He isn't so tall,
In fact he's quite small;

But height

isn't always what


A boy who keeps


Is always up and a-coming.
With girls he can play
And likes neckties gay,
With Sophomore boys he keeps

There is a young



fellow named Miller

Whose basketball play is
E'en from the mid-floor,
Two points he can score.

The airls

all think him

a thriller.

a killer.

Claims Panama this



a lad who came in rather late

There's a lad

our class '28.

Laura's features are muv bonita

Her lessons ella Irata,
A rara vez ella falta

All who know her think her dulcita.

One who has will and who can;

Who will be a most worthy
A girl loved by all
Thin, fat, big, and small;
Our own Mercedes Jordan.


How modest you are, little Lucia!

Oh, how we should all hate

Your smile's

And, oh

to lose ya!

full o' cheer,

say, you re

a dear!

Forever be ours, dearest Lucia.

To our class of nineteen twenty eight.
John Fenwick's his name
We've all found him game,

And he's liked by his classmates first

Young Harold, whose shyness
He has basketball vim.

And surely


There is a small chap named Teddy,
And he seems to be always ready
To help out his class;
And he's sure to pass
Is this little Gatun chap named Teddy.

A charming young fellow is Billy
He's just left our school willy-nilly.
Tho' he's deserted our ranks

For the world's cruel thanks
He still is our Sophomore Billy.

is fake,

can swim,

we all think that he is just

Oh, this Moore is a soph



He is Clarence, further more.
We've found him true,
Though very new.

We hope he'll

like us evermore.

Jack Raymond's a true hunter bold.
Great basketball fame he doth hold,
Though shyness he pretends,
That's just where it ends,

He should

let his true nature


And who in the world


Oh, Higgie

is rightly



Young Foster's


a teaser,

In all athletics she's a whiz.
She's studious too,
And will not fail you.
To her, pep is part of the biz.

He's a very good pal and he's loyal.
He can play silly tricks,
While the schoolroom clock ticks;
But he never forgets his class toil.

But he's really a good-natured pleaser.
He puts all his heart,
In his manual art-

Like stories, but hates Julius


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How to find them.

Buoy Light: Miss Rowena Scott, Adviser.
Row 1. Ruben Arcia, Virginia Kemp. Ethel Barnett (Secretaryv.
Marion Boomer (President), William Hobson (Vice President),
Gretchen Palm (Treasurer), Mildred Bath, Robert Payne.

PoWa 7.
Row 8.
Deas. Lee


Luce, Lois Williams, Barbara Jones. Herbert

.lack Wallace,

Marion Lowande,

A1 Rankin,,


Row 2. Horace Woodlief. Elizabeth
gomery, John Meagher.
Row 3. Morton Southard, Margaret
Scott Parsons.

Hackett, Elizabeth Mont-


\ ita Lyew.

Row 4. Ellsworth Barrows, Grace Connor, Edna Mae Ryan,
Roy Walker.
Row 5. Donald Pohle, Louise Mack, Anita Rankin, Paul Hayden.
Row 6. Theodore Brandon. Ruth Banks. Wilhelmina Klcefkens,



Row 9. Ro:
Helen Housel,

Jack Pettit.
Row 10.
Katherine L
Villiam Ro


er Deakin. Adair Taylor. Dorothy
Wava Phillips. Carmen De Renter,

Jack Morrison, Katherine Storm,
-ambert, Mirilm Arthur, Dorothy

Row 11. Harry Thrift,
Porfirio De Reuter.

Not slovn:





Nielson Stewart,
Rosemary Keene,

Ica Walker,
m, Maria Stevenson.

M Bure n.,


It pleases us better than anything, far--
To show you the Freshmen as they really are;

Mlarion Lowande the piano does play;
Musical notes sound from hers every day;

Bear with us, dear reader, and hear what we do.

Our adviser and teacher of Spanish is she;

She sees that we learn

Spanish too,

believe me

Her name is well known all over the school;

She can sing to her tunes,

too-and does a;

While her deep love for Latin is known all

S a rule,
over school.

Betty Montgomery excels in her science,
She owns up to mistakes with naughty defiance;
Most of the time this girl finds school life tame,

Miss Scott, as Cristobal High

knows, is a jewel.

Our president's a maiden so slender and tall;
Her manner is loved by one and by all.
She's a wonderful athlete-but likes her fun, too;
Oh, Marion Boomer, the class salutes you.

And next this young lady-her name's Mildred Bath;
Her life is confined to the straight, narrow path.
She is one of the blithe bunch who hie from Gatun:

But when something

Ruth Banks is a shy

is doing, she


is game.

maid, demure as you please;

She never wastes even her break h on the he's;

She spends her time sea gazing--dreaming


None know her ambitions-she'll be great some d iy.



Kleefkens-a water nymph,

She's good in most studies as anyone can see;
Her smile is right cheery-her hair next to whi


glad of her presence from October to June.

And she loves

C. H. S. with all of her might.

Edna Mae Ryan has get up and go;
She's also got pep-oh, no! she's not slow;
She takes household arts-as a hostess she's great;
Oh yes, here's a girl no sane person can hate.

And here is Louise


a real boyish girl;

It makes her quite happy the baseball to hurl;
The football she kicks with a vigor and vim;

The tennis ball

too, helps to keep her in trim.


Nancy Van Buren who is wondrous wi

Rosemary, this lass,

has Irish blue eyes,

She studies her lessons with both of her eyes;
She knows algebra from a2 to z,
Miss Sewell's firm friend she forever will be.

A basketball player of great worth is she,
A girl full of fun and of mischievous glee;

She's Keene to the point that is known here as
She's just fine in algebra-other things, too;

She can always

Jack Morrison's

be trusted-yes,

she is true blue.

height is scarce o'er four feet,

We think as we look at him,

Her name's


Housel-a jolly

good fellow;

With a withering

glance and a swaggering


She is happy-go-lucky, true-hearted, and mellow.

This lad, Alvin Rankin, who sits next to Lee,
Is as good and as bad as a real boy can be;
He is seen a considerable lot more than he's heard,
Lucky dog! All the teachers' good will he has stirred.

For his school and his class, he has

Scott Parsons,

His stature is somewhere near to six feet;

He is one of the gang whose code is

"have fun,

And he does have it too, before school hours

a great



She behaves very well!

This lad,

Roger Deakin, is up there in front;

While the rest of them joke, she retires in her shell;
She's always so auiet one scarce knows she's there,
And she wastes so few words that her speeches are rare.

And here is young Robert, whose last name is Payne,
He just can't resist sometimes raising Cain;
He too's from Gatun-he is one of the band;
The one who disturbs him is sure to get "canned."

Beside him the average Frosh looks like a runt;
He's real good in science; he talks awfully slow;
He makes a good friend (and perhaps a bad foe).

John Meagher's an athlete from dome to his feet;
His basketball playing is quite hard to beat;
The chief fault he has is that he speaks too soft,
But he has high ambitions and holds them aloft.

This one

is Maria, that Stevenson gal,

Anita (Miss

Rankin) is next on this list;

She's a quiet young thing-but makes a good pal;
She's known to the teachers in just the right way,

A pencil

is clutched in her dainty young

She always is smiling wherever she goes;

We may

only be Freshmen, but we're human, too,

"What does he eat?"

up there, has Jackie all beat,

are done.

- -



And here's

Morton Southard who's one of the

He is truly an artist;

In his drawings;

his interest is all

they have an original touch

And here's Miriam
She's really grown


rthur, first of the girls,
since she puts up her

English she loves, that she does

any day;

But he can't be bothered to work over much.

But when algebra


she turns the

other way.

Grace Connor's a maiden who's
But this wavy, black-haired gi

new here this year,
rl's become very de,

Waua's a young girl

so gentle and sweet,

That many's the youth languishing at her

Yes, a

she does study, she

likes to have fun;

permanent spot in our hearts she has won.

Sis Hackett's

a sylphlike

young dancer, so light

That she looks like a small bag of bones at first sight;

Her last name is Phillips-and quiet

her ways,

Her thoughts e er seem far away--dreamy her gaze.
Here is our dancer with tresses of gold,
Her gaze far from cold, and her ways far from bold-

She's little and small, and

she's thin, but oh my!

She is

Katherine Storm, a girl

true to a friend,

Let those who think they can fool her just

Paul Hayden's a sheik who

is tall, straight, and slim;

Her friendship's are lasting

ones that haven't

Margaret's a whirlwind when once she is

an end.



Sophomore Spanish

(oh, do pity him!);

'Twould be sacrilege-her and her household

arts parted!

His hopes and ambitions

leap up to the skies;

She giggles, and teases,

and works all by turns,

Let's hope he fulfills them long ere he dies.
Carmen's a damsel so quiet she's mute,
But like other females she's quite hard to suit,

This Hayes youngster whispers and chats while she
John Wihidden's a boy--our most recent arrival,
So our interest is now enjoying a revival,


Her brother,

Porfirio, is almost the same;

He's established a

rep" as a regular sheik;


De Reuter young folks are modest but game.

We hope that good luck


be far to seek.

Here's a young lady-her name's Barbara Jones,
She believes ever in resting her own weary bones;
From the way she has loved to wander of late,

a basketball player this

girl is a star,

Her school work from that lofty point is


not far;

now gone away we remember her

We judge that to travel

Next of the

Froshes our

For Virginia

will e'er be her fate.
cartoonist you see;

Morris Luce, it is known, some day famous will
Although he is small, there's a lot in his head,

Kemp's name is well known

on this sphere.

And here's Frances Deas of the brilliant top-knot,
She always looks cool though the weather be hot;

She's a nice proper girl

and doesn't give


And all that

he says, is always well said.


it's time

to do Spanish she prays for a double.


a prompt boy who never comes late;

This happy-go-lucky

is husky and young,

His good work in Spanish is a pleasure to state;

The teachers

despair of his e'er active tongue;

Though he talks to himself

to while hours away,

Jack Wallace-his

name-and swimming his


Fresh laurels do crown him on every new day.

But alas-in his algebra this boy is lame.


Vita Lyew, a wonder at Spanish,

Don Arcia's a sheik-from

the Spaniards

comes he,

If all pupils were like her, teacher's troubles would
True to the trend of her Oriental race,
It is hard for the rest to keep up with her pace.
And here is George Daniels, a ball player too;
When he bats a ball, it's most sure to land true;


He's considered good looking

His stride is so dashing, so

Our Ruben'd have won glory

This lad's



by maidens who see;

free and so bold,

in "ye dayes

who now

Balboa took him-near the end of the

of olde."

is not here,


His exploits in

his Latin are varied and many;

He used to spend lunch hours down by the beach.

But he's a real boy if there ever was any.

His lessons 'most always were in his

mind's reach.

This is a swimmer

who's won many races;

This one is a baseball player of fame,

Kathrvn Lambert has captured

a good few

first places;

In that

he most certainly plays

a good game;

Her outlook on life is an optimist's one;

He's 'most always ready some hard work to do,

She finds high

school and classes just oodles of fun.

But a fun-loving streak's in

Herb Peterson

Next, Dorothy Stewart, that girl over there;
She's different from her feet to her boyish bobbed hair;


And he wasn't


was also a sheik,

one of the mild and the meek;

A famous

violinist she wants yet

too, is

not with


thus that Life


And from all appearances

that's not far to see.

But we wish him good fortune wherever he goes.

Our slim Donald Pohle does

not live afar;

And this young lady

is our Me/va Merrill;


truly, than most other boys are;

Spanish was her savior--algebra

her peril;

His school


work is O.

K.-he really does well;

card's enough to make any he:td

Now in Costa Rica, she's up in the mounts,
A-drinking, most likely, of wisdom's founts.

Ellsworth Barrows, in front, was a Fort

Randolph lad.

And this boy

who sits here is known as Roy


He was

always so quiet we thought he was sad;

He tackles his work with

a will--he's no balker;

He's gone to the

States now-the Atlantic o cross:

His hapDiest moments are those when he





Here's Theodore Brandon, a mischievous youth,
One good thing about him-he e'er tells the truth,

He is commonly

known as


or "Ted,"

This maid's Lois

Williams, another frosh true,

She's quite energetic; she rarely is "blue,"
She is nice and jolly-she likes household arts;
h' *g nal for er

Yes! Lois

His pompadour lies sleekly-flat on his head.


high im all of our he.rts.
-Ethel Barnett,

This maid is Gretc

hen; her last name is Palm,

Here's to our class poetess,

Miss Ethel Barnett.

Her studies ne'er suffer-she's brilliant and calm;
The piano at her house is kept much alive;
But don't get her angry!-you may not survive.

Whose literary qualities have never failed yet,
Her friends they are many; her foes they are few,

To her school

and her class she's e'er loyal

and true.

-R. K. and M.




Ethel Barnett, '29.

This contribution won first

in this year's short story contest.

Jan. 27-From

first I set me foot on land

Jan. 31,-The s

cenery in this place


All that I seen was niggers.
There's kids, old men, and sheiks
And dames with massive figgers.
They're lazy devils-all of them,
And insolent-you betcha,

'Wid palm trees everywhere.
Last night I seen the Southern Cross,

and gals,

You orter seen

me stare.

I only seen it once before

The guys thot 1

was crazy,

Yuh can't forget this burg is theirs
Oh, no man! They won't letcha.
But talking 'bout Kid Volstead's law-
Oh, boy! Colon is Eden,
t he licker here flows fast and free,
'Tis a happy life I'm leading .
Jan. 28-Been looking' in the Hindu shops
Tu get sump'n fer Maisie.
They set me back fer fifteen beans,
I'll say this place is crazy.
But then the heat that heats this place,
'Taint zackly what I thot,

But sweat pours down me ho

Oh yeh!

nest brow,

it's plenty hot.

Jan. 29-To-day I really seen white
It done me old heart good

To think Colon be


I never knew it would.

I looked and looked at it because-
It made me think of Maisie.

It's lucky that I got


Or else I think I'd cry.
Even a tough old bird like me
Can think of love-and sigh-
Oh well! To get back to the point,
The night was simply grand,
So I strolled down by the moonlit beach
And Charkstoned on the sand.
Feb. i-To-day I rode in a vehicle,

That's known here as a


Me heart would jump into me throar
When an auto would approach.
You see it is a wood affair,
The victim sits inside;
The driver out; a horse pulls it,
And thus one gets a ride.


I usta think this place was will,
\Wid cavemen roamin' round;
It gave me quite a jolt to see
That everyone was sound.
I'll say this is a great old town
For reasons more than one,
Me daily life's a round of joy,
To loaf is to have fun.
Jan. 30-They got a sweet old swimming' pool,
I'll say those folks can swim.
They dive from heights that'd stop me heart
And make me eyes grow dim.
And even little tots so high
Can do those fancy strokes,
I never let on to my friends
The envy it provokes.
I eat bananas all the time,

So little do they cost,

half the roads are ston


The coach begins abumping,

The horse

pulls on; a car draws near;

And then one's heart starts thumping.
I managed to survive it tho,
But never again for me.
My legs are sound-but when I die,
A pedestrian's death 'twill be.
I eh. 2-'I o-da I seen Cristobal School.

The place all kids must hate
Well, I was like that once meself,
But-education's great.
And then I roamed around a bit,


my last day here;

So I dropped into a place nearby
And had some liquid cheer.

I'm on the ship all

Me vision

sec to leave

is quite hazy,



-----a--- r &-

31n *I emoriam


"She died in beauty-like a

rose blown from

its parent stem.

Came to earth-November 28,


23, 1925.

"They needed an angel in Heaven,
So God called our 'Nola away."

We, the Class of '26, dedicate this page to one whose memory
we shall always hold dear, our 'Nola.
We. deeply feel the absence of that happy, joyful being,
Manola Bliss, and all believe that Heaven must be brighter
and more cheerful since she has made her residence there.
Her sunny smile, which she was always ready to wear, is now
gone-but remembered by everyone who was acquainted with
her. The cheery remarks, with which she greeted us still linger
in our minds. We are deeply moved by not having 'Nola
graduated with us, but she has been graduated into a higher
and happier University.



- -
I t

Delilah May,

Another year has passed adding ten new stu-



to the already
of the graduate



large number

of Alumni.

left and gone
remained on

Isthmus, but, wherever they mav be, their loyalty
and pride for Cristobal High School is permanent.
Each vear we receive some token, expressing their

heartiest wishes

for the

success of

the annual,

high school.

M any

have requested one of this

year's issue of THE CARIBBEAN.
Next year nineteen graduates will be added to
our band of Alumni, which is the largest class ever
known to be graduated from Cristobal High School.
May our addition to Cristobal High School's name
and fame be in proportion to the size of our class.
May the school be as proud of us as we are of

some by

letters, others by

frequent visits to the

ose w

ho have preceded us.



Another annual or two, and

Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn,

I'll be writing

you indignantly to tell you what's wrong with
the younger generation. In the good old days


when I

went to High

school, we all had big

"I failed last year to send any word to you
but I wished you success and by the looks of
your annual I should say you made a big

ribbon bows pinned to the back of our heads
and our skirts were discreetly long.

"I'n still trying to write.

Every second

success of it.




the hope that this year's book will add an-
other sturdy spoke to that brilliant wheel of

person in this sad city is either a reporter or
the inventor of the plot for the 'Great Amer-

ican Novel.'



any one else,



in Cristobal


"I am living here with my sister and doing
my best for an insurance company down in

the financial district.

Only a few weeks ago

however, who began by writing personals
the Star & Herald.

Maybe it's

will always
true what t


to me.

say about

I had tea with Miss Davis, whom you will
perhaps remember as the first principal ol

waters of the Chagres.
"All the success in the world for your annual

Cristobal High.


ent as was also another old

High enthusiast,

Waid was pres-
time Cristobal

"Chink" Otev-so you

the world isn't so large but what a few of we

old Zonites can

foregather occasionally.

this year and for the su


of the


of *26."



ress unknown.

, Chapel Hill,

LULA MAE PULLING COMAN, Cristobal, Canal Zone



more, Md.

211 East

th S



"I think 1



Falls, Pa.

is one of

most splendid annuals to be written



, 451




I enjoy reading

it, and am proud to

York City.
"I refuse to believe it's been

since I graduated from

be an alumna.

eight years

the Cristobal High

S0 fnn' l ~a hin t-n r7h~11 vnn aei- t-nr~i ni, nnrb-' v-pi-i1

It gives me great pleasure

to send my greetings and best wishes for con-
tinued success during the years to come, and
minv nich onn t h rrnmr .QicCQl fii thin the l\ rt_

S. C.





118 Maple Avenue,

last year's


In truth,

coma, Md.

JAMES RAYMOND, Cristobal, Canal Zone.

much nearer you, since I am in almost the
same sort of atmosphere and surroundings as




traveling in Mexico for my company and my
work may in a few months bring me back to




Boston, Mass.
"I am still enjoying a successful



as a dentist and am planning in a few years
to specialize in the branch of oral surgery.
My office is located in Cambridge directly
opposite the main buildings of Harvard Uni-


and, as

the students comprise

most of my practice, I am still able to enjoy
the atmosphere of college life.
"Although it has not been my privilege to
see copies of THE CARIBBEAN for the last two
or three years, yet I am sure the progressive
ideal of every new issue's being an improve-
ment over its predecessors has been carried
on, so what could be more fitting than for me
to wish the issue of 1926 the best ever!
"It is with a degree of pride that I recall

that 'our

' class of 1920 was not only the larg-

est, but was the first class to have completed
the four year course at Cristobal High School.






greetings to my classmates.
"Also would it be possible for me to obtain


I look forward to a reunion with

other classmates, some of whom I understand
have already wandered back to school-day


I join all the Alumni in wishing you

a muy buen exito.

ALSO SEARS, Dana Hotel,
Berkeley, California.

Dana Street,



ALICE STILSON, Colon, Rep. of Panama.





Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y.


AL DOYLE, Cristobal, Canal Zone.
"While sending good wishes to the grad-
uating class and wishing good luck to the staff
of THE CARIBBEAN, I would like also to quote
to you a few sentiments regarding the yearly

a copy

of THE







would gladly become a regular subscriber be-
cause it would bring to me a 'breath of the
tropics' for which I am longing."

JACK B. FIELDS, Box 279, Austin, Texas.

KENNETH GREENE, Coudersport, Pa.
"I consider all students of C. H. S., past

and present and future, as friends.

So, will

you tell the circulation manager to put me
on his mailing list and get me a copy of last
year s annual if possible.
"Please express to the under classmen, the

faculty, and the graduating

sincere good

wishes for



Here s hoping the annual this year will be a

thoughts are those of Miss K. I. Davis, who
was, for many well-remembered years, princi-
pal of Cristobal High. Alumni will be par-
ticularly interested:

'I have read THE CARIBBEAN from cover

to cover.

It took me back to the Zone and

wove a spell for me, the spell of palms, moon-

light and dancing water.

I think it is very

exceptional in both the literary part and the


I enjoyed every sentence and every

picture, spending much time over the photo-
graphs, recalling how the same young men

and women looked,

when they were in the

third and fourth grades, and I used to walk


their rooms

things at their work.

and watch

the little

I am glad to see, or to



atmosphere seems still to be healthful and na-
tural, as I remember it to have been when I
was in Cristobal.
'I do thank you deeply for the pleasure the


Willard Avenue,

Westerleigh. Staten Island, N. Y.
"I have been working for almost a year now

and I like it very much.

I bean to work at

books have given me.

Just now

they are

Arthur Drever and Son's Retail and Whole-

serving a duty.

The teacher who has charge

sale I.umber

Yard on the thirteenth of Feb-

of the school paper in the Girls' Commercial
High School in Brooklyn, where I have been
until this year, borrowed them to display to
her editorial staff to give them inspiration for

their spring number

So you see, a good deed

urary, 1925, and have been there ever since,
though when I first went there, I was told that
it was a temporary position.
"I want to extend to C. H. S. my heartiest
best wishes for the success of the annual. I

like the old



into the pond,

am anxious to get this vear's


travels in widening circles.


In view of the above encomiums expressed

by one who

has a

tender regard for every-


Cuheco Fraternity, State

thing relating to your and my school, I would

"This year marks the completion of my

suggest that
each year w


a brand new



be complimented



and may not remember to send one.


I forgetful

more, I expect this to be my last year upon
the Zone.
Here's hoping for a big turn out at this
year's Alumni Banquet.

electrical course.

have enjoyed my work

and college life, but nevertheless, I
happy when graduation arrives in J
hope some day to see dear old C. H.

will be



again, and I surely would be happy to see

some of my

C. H.

22 classmates.

and successful

I'm wishing a

year for everyone in

Give my regards

to the faculty,

ETHA BEVINGTON, Balboa Heights,

"Having just returned

Canal Zone.

to the Isthmus

and congratulations to the seniors, and may
THE CARIBBEAN be even better than that of

few months, I am playing lady at present.

I left a

wonderful position in

Los Angeles

where I was secretary to three doctors, and
I regretted very much my having to give it
up, but I wanted to be with my parents.
"I must admit California has won my heart
but there will always be a warm spot tucked
in the corner for Cristobal High and the happy



FIELDS, 1221

Canal Zone.



Austin, Texas.

LeRoY MAGNUSON, Balboa, Canal Zone.

days I spent there.

Best wishes for a bigger





and better year, 1926."

Miami, Florida.





72 South Avenue, Mariner

's Harbor,

WESLEY TOWNSEND, Gatun, Canal Zone.

Staten Island, N. Y.

N, 202

Walnut Place, Syra-




Canal Zone.

U. S. Naval

Air Station,

Hampton Roads, Va.

cause, N. Y.
"I spent the past semester working at the
University Book Store up here in Syracuse
but I am back studying forestry now.

32 THE


slightest desire to be back on the Canal Zone.
I was not there long enough to become as
firmly established a resident as the rest of you

EDWARD MAY, Balboa, Canal Zone.

But even though I

don't want to be

" The ordeal


an effective

back, I do like
down there.

to hear from my old friends

opening sentence for this long delayed mes-
sage brings back to my mind the hopeless and

"THE CARIBBEAN grows better each year
and I know that this year will be the best


My good wishes go to the staff

will make it the banner year for


helpless feeling that used

to permeate my

being when I was groping around for a gen-
esis to a sonnet or an allegory.
"Now that we have got over the threshold
of our undertaking, I can see no logical reason

why we should not proceed.

At that time-



II8 Map



, Maryland.

that is, the time when I used to suffer from




to seem

"I am enclosing the order for my CARIB-


I suppose this copy's g ing to be the

best ever yet, so I'll be waiting most impa-
tiently for mine.
"Best wishes for the success of the grad-

eating class.

I hope you have a very happy

year. ('Spose I should say had).
have with Miss Dodds on the job.
I'm rather rushed for time. I'd
it also if you'd say "hello' for me

I know you
Just now
to anybody

who might happen to remember that there
is a me."

PAUL DOYI.E, Plebiscitary



Arica, Arica, Chile.
"We are living comfortably in the Hotel
Raiteri, the Hotel Washington of Tacna, and
we are well satisfied with the service and food.
On the other hand poor Wesley is located in
the Sama Valley, near the Sama River (sup-
posedly the dividing line between Peru and


He is



to invent new

ways t: kill mosquitos, and discovering the
how and why of sand, for that is all he can

boast of in his little burg.

He came to Tacna

plagues), of themes, poems, sonnets, etc., I,
like most of my coworkers, thought that to
graduate from school would be about as near
to a paradise as a human could attain-but,
we live and learn-and I for one have not
only lived.
"More times than I could ever hope to re-
call, I have wished, heartily wished, that I
were right down there in that little concrete
school on Colon Beach writing themes, etc.-
books, if need be.
"Although I have not been in close contact
this year with the school, still my heart and
soul are with you, and it is my desire to see
each and every year grow bigger and better

for C. H. S.

No doubt the annual will be

better this vear than ever before.

I sincerely

hope so, and am anxious to receive my copy.
"Kindly convey to the entire school body
and faculty my hearty good wishes and my
expectation to see the best play and best an-
nual that C. H. S. has yet produced."

GERALD DI. BLISS, JR., Cristobal, Canal Zone.

last week and spent the night in our hotel.
"You folks can't do anything in the Canal
Zone that we don't hear about in Chile. An
old Panama-American newspaper before me
is advising me to go to see how high the goose




of the

Norwood, Ohio.

Burwood Avenue, South

"It certainly doesn't seem that three years

have passed since I left there.

know a soul

there now.

Why, I'd hardly

like to

be at

school mob and it was a pleasure to receive
a little news that there is such a place as that

commencement, for with this class all of the
people that I know will be gone from Cristo-

school up there.

I hope you will have suc-

bal High.
* A

I can hardly imagine a graduating

ll 1 t.


......,... I



"I am completing my junior year at the
University of Cincinnati Dental School.
"THE CARIBBEAN of 1926 surely has my

heartiest wishes for a huge success.
it will be a bigger and better book.




I know


pital, Philadelphia, Pa.

HENRY MOORE, 449 Home Avenue, Fort Wads-

worth, Staten Island,




New York.



"I am a sophomore in the University of
Oklahoma. I am taking twenty-three class
periods a week: Sociology, Dramatic Art,
two English courses and Typewriting.
"Give my regards to the senior class and
also to the high school in general. I wish
you the most success in the world with THE


For those of you who are just

starting in life, there will be many things to
overcome, but I am sure you will win with
a little work and a few hardships."

Now Mrs. Elmer

S. Van Benschoten, Fort


for Fort Banks, a better station, where we are
now located.


to wish



years in athletics, the seniors my best, and
THE CARIBBEAN success in all departments.
I want to be remembered to all the students,
with Miss Dodds and Mr. Benson included.
Also remember me to my classmates of '24."

IRENE MCCOuRT, Gatun, Canal Zone.
"Well, another school year has passed by.
To some it means graduation, to others one,
two, or three years more of high school work.
How monotonous the school work looks to
many of us while we are amongst it all, and
how long the four years of high school seem

to us!

But after graduation the years slip

one after another,

and we realize

value of our high school training.

I should

like to tell every student to make the very
best of every year in high school.
"I am sending my sincerest wishes for the
class of 1926 and the faculty and students

of Cristobal High.

best ever.
States, tU

May your annual be the

Although I shall soon be in the

iere will

always remain

with me

pleasant memories of C. H.

Ethan Allen


MATTISON PULLIG, Cristobal, Canal Zone.



Seaside Boulevard,


bank, Staten Island.
"I am sending in my subscription for the


With best wishes to every-

one I knew and to the Class of 1926.



Eugene, Oregon.
"The sun's shining



in Panama-it's rain-

ing here-but I like it.
"From out of the tall timber I send greet-
ings to all my Canal Zone friends, especially
to those on whose shoulders rests the respon-

sibility of living up to the high
of Cristobal High School, set b)

raised by each su


ccessive c

GEORGE OAKES, Fort Banks, Massachusetts.
"My six months at prep school was quite

an experience.

The examinations were hard

this year and many of the fellows became dis-

courage and quit.

There are only four va-

cancies for the President's appointment and
over one-hundred fellows tried for it.
"During my stay at school I saw Pepe two

or three times.

He seems to be getting sen-

EDITH COULBOURN SMITH, 717 Colonial Avenue,


"We have surely b


We lived


een traveling since last
in Washington, Phila-

and Norfolk.

beat that record for a


my best regards



to all

* C itr. iT 1 r .1 1'. 1




the success possible in editing THE CARIB-


May it be the best annual


been published!"

and when the girls start talking about their
year books, I bring forth my three to show
them that Cristobal High is on the map

even if it is small.

After their many ex-



FLOOD, Cristobal, Canal


JOSE AROSEMENA, 1521 O Street N.
ington, D. C.

W., Wash-




Canal Zone.

clamations of delight, I tell them that the
future annuals will be greater successes, so
they just have to believe me!
"This surely is a place to keep one occu-
pied-something doing all the time. The
conservatory life is most absorbing; I never
could get enough of it. There are many
things I can be thankful for, and one thing
happens to be the fact that I took Latin last


of Panama.

WILLIAM COUSINS, 2623 Oakford Street, Phil-
adelphia, Pa.


No. 2, Sayre, Penn-

HELEN ABENDROTH, Cristobal, Canal Zone.

ANDREW SMITH, Cristobal,

Canal Zone.



de Lesseps,


tobal, Canal Zone.

ETHEL SONNEMAN, 98 Macon Street, Brooklyn,
New York.

"Just at present I am keeping house for

my mother.

It isn't half so absorbing as

trying to find out what Cicerois trying to say



or what x2 yr equals.

s, Cristobal, Canal Zone.

Cicero and xt y2 are

more interesting than flour and sugar. I
don't know what I shall do when I return to

"I didn't get to the convention for high
school publications to which you of the staff
made me a delegate, but you have no idea
how happy the fact that I was asked to go

made me.

You folks in C. H. S. have given

the States;
ine school.

into a

but I'll probably end by teach-


knot on

see me in some

hair screwed

the top of my

head and

on my nose berating some big six-

me many more honors than I deserve. I
received the convention's programme, which

foot farmer boy for spelling cat-k-a-t?
"Of course, Cristobal High has my best

I'm bringing back to show you.

It included


but 1926 has my very best wishes

a banquet, several bus excursions through

for the success of its annual.

Make it even

the city, lectures, meetings, etc.

I would

have given a great deal to have been able
to attend.
"I wonder if every one in the class of '25

better than the best Cristobal's ever had.
You will have to work hard though, because

1925 was before you.

Best wishes for suc-

cess for all the activities of 1926."

is as interested in C. H.

as I am.

I don't

think I wish I were back-at least not often
-but I am happier every day that I spent

my high school days in C. H.

fully ai
Air -1 .I


to see THE

I am aw-


I hope you outshine ours in every

HUBERT LEE, 204 East 22d Street, Austin, Texas.
"At present I am a freshman in the Uni-
versity of Texas, taking pre-law work, but
by the time the annual is out I shall be a
sophomore, so put me down as you think



annual, and furthermore I intend to buy this
year's annual in a great part to see another

of his poems.
me wish yoi

For the annual this year, let

1 only one thing, and

that is

that you put out an annual that you know you

thought eleven was large.

From what you

say, your rings are going to ie beautiful, but
somehow or other, I'm so proud of my ring.
It may not be so goodlooking as the others,
but I love it and the school it stands for. So

will be proud of.

You have a good member-

to the school,

to the annual,

and to the

ship in this year's class, and I feel sure that
you will 'put it over!' "


have known

School, I wish the greatest

in Cristobal

success possible.

OLGA ARCIA, Colon, Rep. of Panama.
"I am glad to be remembered as one of the

A part of my heart will always be back in
dear old C. H. S."

C. H.

S. Alumnae.

successful play

My best wishes


and a most successful

or a






pital, Cincinnati, Ohio.
"As yet I am not over the effects of re-

ceiving my little white cap.

It seemed too






town, Pa.
"I am a freshman here at Albright and I
ove it, but I don't expect to return next


I shall either study in Philadelphia

wonderful to be true, but I certainly had to
work hard to get it-and am still working.



used to have to write themes for

and study

for history

was being imposed on

exams, I

or stay west with my folks.

I am going out

but I have changed my mind considerably.

to them in June and I can hardly wait-I'm
so anxious to know what it is like out there.
"Dot" Stauffer is my roommate here this year
away up on the third floor of the dormitory.
It seemed so strange to me to have to bundle





am wishing

AN of 1926 the best ever



A. S. N.,



Washington, D. C.


up for winter again, after not havin
such a thing for almost three years.
most froze at times.

"Do you know, sometime I'd give a great
deal to be able to walk in on you all and say




at Cristobal

School will mean more to me than I could

ever put in words.

not help but be a success.

The 1926 annual could

All annuals of

Cristobal High School will be a success be-


and stay a while.
enrolled in the

can t imagine



cause they are



it's Cristobal High School."


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Elizabeth Warren, '26.


My life is an exciting thing,
Just packed with thrills and sighs,
For every night I live, you see,
Adventures with my eyes.
I go to England, France, and Spain,
To Italy and Rome,

O'er sea and mountains, hills, and
And often stay at home.
Sometimes I am a princess fair
In silks and ermine robe,
And princes come to ask my hand
From all parts of the globe.




Or maybe I'll be blonde and tall,
And have a stately air,

And quell each Lochinvar's
With a cold and icy stare.
At times I even have to be
The poor, neglected wife


Who stays at home so foolishly
And pines away her life.
It's fun to be a robber bold
And daring deeds perform
Until I meet a nice young man
And immediately reform.

Again, I'll be a

gypsy lass

Who dances all day long
Or just a little street urchin
Earning pennies with a song.
Some nights a flapper gay I'll be
With black curls on my head;
Or perhaps a woman old and gray
Who can't get up from bed.
I love to be a vampire type
With glowing, green-gold eyes
Who win the hearts of scores of men

Do you envy me this wild
And in it long to share?


Then go down to the movie house
And throw away each care.
Imagine you in the heroine's place
And soon you'll find you'll be

As one

a life as rich and full
could wish to see.

Oh, my life is an exciting th
Just full of thrills and sighs,

For every night I live,

you see,

Then breaks them

with her lies.


with m

y eyes.

Clarice Steenberg, '26.
(This story tied for the distinction of being the best written

in the school in the 1926

Short Story Con

As the ship neared its dock, a grimy face ap-

They watched the peop

getting off the boat and

peared at one of the



The blue

listened to the

hearty greetings.


peering out grotesquely from their surround-

ing dirt, sparkled with growing interest

as ropes

were tossed to the shouting laborers on the shore
and the gangplank was lowered.

"Hi there,


"Betty, you darling!"

"Welcome to Panama, Uncle Bil

V V Irt St I I






"Swell place!"

answered Jimmy, owner of the

forgotten her.

When I left, years ago, she cried,

first face.

"Only I don't know anyone here now.

an 1 I told her I'd come back. It may seem foolish,

Used to know some kids here, but they'll all be

but every time I'

ve decided I liked some girl in the

grown up now.

Left here when I was eight years

so I don't remember much about Panama.

States, the thought of Betty popped into my mind.
So I thought it would be great to work our way

But we're here to


see it, Rusty!"

down here, and

s go.

see if we could find her.

"I'll help you hunt for her, old man. But what'll

Anyone who saw those two faces at the portholes
would not have recognized them in the two good-

looking young men who


later seated at din-

I do if we find her?

I'll be left out in the cold, and

I didn't bring my overcoat."
By this time they had reached the Hotel Wash-

ner in the Cristobal restaurant.

Their faces shone


Strains of music came to their ears as they

in anticipation

a good


Their hair was shining too, from Stacomb, and


both dressed in

the latest, sheikiest

walked past, and lights and bright-colored dresses
could be glimpsed through the doors.
"That listens like a dance to me, Jim. Let's

cut of suit; with

the widest-bottomed trousers


They may kick us out, but we'll take a

"Where to, Diogenes.

"To a dance,

chance on it."

" said Jimmy.


"It's Saturday night and if

They went up on the long, wide

porch and looked in at the whirling crowd.

answered Rusty.

we can't find a place

to struggle, I'm gonna swim back to New York."
"Well, Pheidippides, the way to find something

is to look for it, you know.




Come on.


recognizing some building at



sure are a lot of new places, though.
see some one I used to know."


Wish I'd

They walked down Front Street looking in the
windows of the various Hindu shops and Chinese


had stood there only a few moments when a busy
young woman came up to them.
"I'm the society reporter on the Star and Herald.
You are evidently strange here. If you would give
me your names, I'd like to put you down as 'among
those present' at the dance."
Jimmy was confused, but Rusty grinned at her.
"I'm Mr. Rusty Sullivan, and this is Mr. James

X. Y


"Thank you

Z. W. C.

T. U., of Baltimore,

Passengers on the Santa Ana.

so much.

Would you like to meet




a Panama

Jimmy bought some lottery tickets.
"Do you know, Rusty, now that we're here, I'll

some girls to dance with? Come with me."
She bustled on ahead.

"Passengers, my neck,

muttered Jimmy.

tell you something.

The main reason I'

ve come

she knew we were

stokers, and

never saw the

back here is to

see a girl."

Rusty stopped short.


A woman in the

case! So that's what you dragged a poor, inno-
cent pal of yours thousands of miles from his fire-
side for. Here I wanted to get a job on the paper
this summer, to help me out on my journalism

upper decks all the way down, she wouldn't be
so anxious to have us meet some girls."
"Meet Miss Uh, and Miss Um, and Miss Ah.
These are some lonesome college boys stranded in
Panama, girls."

Rusty was in his element.

"Miss Uh, may I

course at the U.

'Rusty Sullivan, self-respecting

have the pleasure of this struggle?"





Jimmy felt stranded.

The dance was starting.

to foreign shores to participate in affairs of the

He felt his face reddening and his collar choking


as an uninterested and bored-to-death third

Well, might as well do as Rusty was.


party!' Who is the lady of your heart?"
"If you'd keep still long enough, I'd tell you.
Her name is Betty, and she has dark curly hair."

Um, er-ah-are you dancing?"
"Certainly, mm, ah-I'd love to dance with you.
Oh, hello there, Betty."


What a wonderful description!

I'd know


Jimmy whirled and saw a girl, or rather,

her on sight."
"Well TI dnnt know any more about her. She sat

a vision in a rose-colored chiffon dress, which came
to her knees. with rose-colored chiffon stockings



___ __ 39

in his wildest dreams, he hadn't pictured anything

"My pal and I will be here a week, Betty.

quite so lovely.

He gasped.

She put her arms out,

you help me enjoy it?

We can swim and ride and

and a man's arm encircled her waist as they began

dance, and have a wonderful time.

We are aboard

to dance.
stand that.

Jimmy felt suddenly that he couldn't
So he rushed madly toward the dance

the Santa Ana."



gasped Betty.



Miss Um stared after him.
y, "Well, of all the nerve,

Some one heard her
" as she sat down

Jimmy followed the rose-colored dress.


he caught up with it, he tapped the man on the
shoulder, and started off with the girl before either

could say a word.

He looked down into a pair of

amazed, though very beautiful, brown eyes.
"Hello, Betty!" he said.

"Oh, so you know me!
the pleasure's all yours.
about you."

she answered.


I'm not so well informed

"Betty, you surely remember.

Don't you recall

little Jimmy McAllister, who used to sit behind
you in third grade and pull your curls?"
Betty dimpled.

" 'Member now?"

asked Jimmy.

" 'Member,

ou were seven and I was eight, and how you cried

when I left!

I still have that little end of a curl I

cut off that last day I was at school.

You pretended

you were angry, but I knew you really weren't."
Betty laughed.




But how you've changed."
"Is that a compliment or a slam?

ber, I



As I remem-

was a good-looking little chap at eight.

Say, isn't there some place to walk around here?
I can't talk in this mob."

"Well, there's the sea wall,

" said Betty.


might be a part of it unoccupied."
They wandered out through the hotel grounds,
past the statue of Columbus, and down toward the
pool. They stood by the wall and looked out over

the shining Caribbean.

The lights on the break-

water twinkled off and on, off and on, while just
inside, a clump of red and white lights showed that
some ship was anchored there, awaiting the break

of day before docking.

Beneath them tiny wave-


"Oh, nothing,

said Jimmy.

said Betty

of mine came down on it.

ino, you see,
we're stokers!"



a friend

You probab

my friend and I,


well, that is,

said Bettv.

The next day they swam together, the day after

that th

ey rode together

played tennis together.

and the next day they
Every evening they had

dinner together, and afterward drove, perhaps to

Gatun and back, and perhaps they

was a

glorious week, and every day


Jimmy fell

in love just a bit more than he had the day before.

Rusty was not lonely, either.

He had a girl

friend too-in fact, the Miss Uh, whom he had met

at the dance.

Her name was Betty, also.

Then it was their last evening together.
was very glum.

"Betty, I don't think I'll le

ought to go back

to co



ave to-morrow. I
but Panama is a

wonderful place, and, in fact, you're wonderful,
so I think I'll stay and get a job somewhere in
"Wait, Jimmy, I have something to tell you-,

something I should have told
well, I've been putting it off.

you before, but-
I'm not your Betty.

I'm sailing on the same boat you are to-morrow,
and I came down to visit my aunt on the same boat

you did.

I'd never been in Panama before.


night at the dance I should have told you right

away, but you took it so

so nice, I

for granted, and you looked

thought I'd have some fun.

And I'm

not sorry, except that you'll probably hate me.
But I'll help you find the real Betty if you want
me to."
But Jimmy didn't look as if he hated her.
"I don't want any other Betty but you. I'm

lets splashed gently on the rocks, and the sea itself

glad you've pretended.

Why, what's that other

shone like a glossy mirror.

They gazed in silence

for a few minutes at its serene beauty, and Jimmy,
looking at the girls beside him, wondered which

girl to me but a childhood memory.

And you're

And, darling, to think we'll go back to the

States together!

Where do you live?"

40 THE


"I'm glad we did!

Panama is wonderful!

Betty, well, she's your Betty, the one you came

lure of the tropics, you know."
And that's all, except that going back on the
boat, people talked quite a bit because Betty,
who was travelling first-class, was so friendly with
a dirty stoker.

And oh, yes, there's a bit more.

When the ship

was well on its way, and when Rusty and Jimmy

were stoking side by side, Rusty said,
way, Jim, I have something to tell y

"By the

down to look for.

I didn't know it till a few days

ago, and then, well, I couldn't tell you because I
like her pretty well, and she's going to the States

pretty soon and all that.

it or leave it.

So there, you can take

You needn't try to get her, either,

'cause she likes me now.
Rusty held the shovel before him in a defensive
attitude. But he needn't have.

tell you now so I

can defend myself with


said Jimmy.




You know this girl I'

ve been going with,

and he shoveled another load into the fire.

I _

Sursc 7. Taylor, '27.
(This story tied for distinction of being the best written in the school in the I926
short story contest.)





for launches bound up and down the eastern coast


are you ?-66,

as another

of Panama.

Such a launch had just drawn up

bag of copra rolled by him,

"67-I'11 be with you

to the dock where Bill was checking c3pra and

in a jiffy,



and finish.


Joe Rider, a soldier of fortune, about

70 bags of copra, Cap'n John.
the receipt now? No? All ri
to the store to-morrow and I'll

Hello there, Joe, you old scoundrel.

Shall I give you


Come over

trade with

Where have

you been keeping yourself?"
"I've been in Colon on a little business trans-

whom very little was known except that he had
arrived in Panama on the heels of a South Amer-
ican revolution and seemed to be in a hurry. Bill
and Joe were very good friends; hence the offer
"to put Joe up" at his cottage.

action, Bill.

How are things up here ?"

as ever.


a lot of the

Joe pushed his chair away from the table, which
the native boy was clearing, took out his pipe,

Mandinga trade nowadays.

There, for instance,

and filled it.

The kerosene ship's lamp threw a

is Cap'n John; he's a well-to-do negro trader and
grower, and he's just brought me a shipload of

copra from Mandinga.

Guess he doesn't like old

good light over his tanned features and heightened
the cozy atmosphere of Bill Stoddard's comfort-

able cottage.

Away to the eastern end of the


trading any



island came a muffled roar as creamy, mile-long

come on up to the

house and have supper.

breakers piled up on

the reef,

while the fresh,

suppose you'll stay here all night, what?
I'll fix you up in my place."'


clean sea-breeze tore through the coconut palms


thrive on such a sandy paradise, and a

"All right,



I've a matter of business t3 speak about after

little island.



shone down

on the

Joe lit his pipe and looked across


You know--

The men walked off

the table at Bill, whose keen young face wore a

the dock and Bill instructed the clerk to shut up
the station and then started off across the island
listening intently to his companion's talk.
Bill Stoddard was a trader in all kinds of native

perplexed smile at


in what

the deliberate preparations.





cannon-balls used?"
Bill thought a while, a puzzled frown wrinkled


coconuts, copra, herbs, etc., and had

his forehead, and he answered,


the fif-

I t ~I,, t UI 1





you're the only
friendship, so I



I really

to let

owe a debt

in on the

figured that a diving outfit would be needed.

real diving outfit would necessarily

have to be


Get me straight though;

I'm not doing

hired, and, since this would be extremely expen-

this purely from friendly motives, but als3 be-

Bill set about


a makeshift.

cause I need a little financial help.

This wreck

is about fifty miles from here in a little bay and
looks as though it might have been on the beach

The principle was of the simplest and oldest in
existence, which, explained in a layman's words,

would be:

Since only one substance (gas, solid,

at some earlier date.

However, the washing of

the waves has worn away the beach for a distance


four hundred




whether they are cannon-balls or ingots in round
form, but I do know they are copper and plentiful.
The nigger that dived for my sample fir me said:
'They are as many as the sands on the beach.'

By the very thick coating of barnacles and

corrosion I should say

are at least



liquid) can be contained in a vessel at the same
time, none other can enter the vessel so filled.
An example would be that if a glass is inverted
and pushed into a tub of water, the air will remain
inside the glass, thu; preventing the entrance of

the water.

Bill substituted for the glass a can-

or, more properly speaking, a kerosene tin.
he was working, Joe strolled up and



centuries old. We both know there is big money
in copper, so I suggest that we hire a good sailboat
and some equipment with your capital, and I'll
throw in my knowledge, and we'll split fifty-fifty.
How does it strike you?"
Bill was abstractedly inspecting a matchbox.

After a space he spoke,


"Joe, I've considered your

It seems square, naturally.

I need

a vacation-also some money to make some im-
provements here on this island, so I'll go in with
"Fine, Bill, this is going to be a big thing, but
you and I and a good nigger can swing it. I'd



hire that fellow,


he knows the waters around here

and has a good biat.

Now this salvage lies in-


say, Bill, don't

tell me that

that can

isn't going to be crushed by the water pressure.
Why, you haven't even braces in it."

"It's like

this, Joe.

with a pump to supply fre

I'm connecting the can
esh air. Now as the can

sinks, the water pressure becomes stronger and
tends to compress the air; this is, however, equal-
ized by the pump, so the pressure is the same in-
side and out, and the tin is simply to separate the
two elements, air and water. This tin is going
to be fastened to the diver's shoulders so that his

head is inside.

As a result you will have fresh

air constantly from the pump.


at the


the same

This tin will be
as the inverted

tumbler that I told you about the other night in
the outline, so you must remember not to lean

--Bay and--
The conversation lowered to a whisper, as it will
when confidences are being exchanged, and the
two commenced unrolling maps, searching books,
and examining plans from Bill's well-stocked den,

and there

the two argued far into the night while

the melody of the intoning breakers blended with
the shriller piping of the wind and the squeaks

of the huge vampire bats as they

the island.

circled about

About 2 a. m. they put away their

material and went to

bed, supremely


with high hopes for the future.

over, because in doing so

will let

escape-then water will take its place,
are in danger of drowning."

"That's fine.

the air
and you

How do we see?"

"I am now constructing a window in front by
taking the top or gasket from a tin and fixing a
glass plate in it. When the top is screwed on,
it will make the joint watertight, and there you
"How are we going to stay down?"

and back."


on your

sb DC 3,


The following day Bill started his preparations.
He chartered Cap'n John's boat and his services.
iT 1. 1 1 1 1

"My word, Bill, you are good.

Now we have a

simple outfit costing approximately fifteen dollars,
and it will serve us as well as the one we might

S.1 i ...- .




Everything was now ready, and the operations
came to a standstill while the men waited for the
rubber hose which had been ordered from Colon.
This arrived in due time, the schooner was pro-
visioned, and the adventurers set sail on a day

were glis

a week after Joe's arrival.
tening with the anticipation of

Both men
all treasure

as they picked their way through
in the reef and laid their course up
The trip itself constituted only a d
and, having set sail early that morr

they found just e
anchorage that
rattling through
and consternation
key, who voiced t
ing and raucous s
quite exhausted
finished a light
blankets, was soc
sigh of the wind
"slap-slap" of the
Here and there
could be seen as si
in his search for p
could be seen again
moon. Only Caj
station of his race,
moon from shinin

enough light to show them t


evening, and the
he hawse pipes to
of several parrots
heir indignation in 1
hrieks. The three

the d
and a
oud ch



from their hard day's sailing,
supper, and each, producing
on asleep, lulled by the gentle
through the rigging and the
e waves against the ship's side.
flashes of phosphorescent light
ome big fish disturbed the water
rey. The outlines of the palms
inst a background lit by the full
p'n John, moved by the super-
stirred occasionally to keep the
g on his head and so bewitching

The whole crew, comprising Cap'n John, Joe,

Bill, awok
r the top of
t. Hardly
calm as Joe
rowed ove
:he bay, a
rings from a

> the

e in time to

see the sun roll up

the jungle and flood the bay with

a ripple disturbed the early
and Bill tumbled into the
r to a point almost in the
spot Joe designated after
couple of trees on the shore.


out a water glass and peered throu
water. Almost directly beneath
nes of an old wreck could be seen thr

the clear water. Bill wa
immediately, but the more
back and made him return
then worked over to the s
to one side of the wreck.
eagerness and set about cc

s all for going

prudent J
to the boat
pot above
Bill now co

gh it

oe held him
, which was
but slightly
)ntained his
a hoist for

donned it and the weights, while Joe worked the
pump. Equipping himself with a knife he went
over the side. Taking hold on the rope he slid
slowly down and in a second found himself stand-
ing on clean, firm, sandy bottom. He was able
to breathe fairly freely, and, to all appearances,
everything was shipshape. He stood a second,
adjusting ,himself to the helmet and the increased
air pressure. Everything seeming fine, he walked
over to the wreck, which resolved itself into an
old high-pooped galleon. Here and there through
the rotting mass could be seen great piles of

fish wh
he retu
self up


: slowly beca
continually (
ich frequent t
turned to his st
the rope, no

quite buoyant in wi
exceptionally heavy
this time, and Cap'n
and lowered the bas
donned the helmet

use of
on the

he circled

the wreck,

the resistance of the
lookout for voracious
waters. Seeing none,

tarting point and pulled him-
great job since the body is
tter, and the weights weren't
. The boiler was fired by
John set the engine in motion
ket to the bottom. Joe now
and, before descending, re-

ceived a beginner's lesson in diving.
"Now, Joe," said Bill, "just by way of explain-
ing, you are going to feel a queer sensation, as of
stuffed nostrils, which is caused by the pressure.
It may be relieved by opening the mouth and
going through the motions of swallowing. In so

doing you equalize the pressure on the ear drums
by opening the Eustachian tubes. There, guess
you're all right. If you get into trouble just
pull the rope. Don't forget to stand straight."
Joe sank, and Bill commenced pumping.
Joe was delighted when he hit the bottom. All

objects visible were thrown into high relief

the great magnifying properties

This phenomenon was at once force
his placing a hand seemingly upon
beam was more than a foot away f

him w
was qi
light c

of the water.
ed on him by
a beam. The
rom where he

sed it to be, and he lost his balance. He
ered immediately and stood staring about
vith the curiosity of a novice. The water
uite clear, and he could see a great distance.
thing was illumined in a very soft restful
caused by the sun's rays passing through the
Some few yards away began the reef,
presented a very beautiful appearance that





way along the bottom, if

any creature could be

his arms moved automatically, wielding the knife

restless in such surroundings.

with a deadly precision.

Everything went black;

he was plunged into a deep abyss in which a light

After the first day the two men came to the
realization that everything was not as simple as

it seemed.

It was necessary for them to work in

shifts, as the strain of working too long at a time
under the increased air pressure soon told on their

was flashing and fading continually.

He had a

grotesque sensation of being at the bottom of a
mighty oak enmeshed in the roots and armed with
a pocket knife with which to slash his way out,
when help in the shape of Cap'n John came hurt-


The work was, however, very interesting.

ling through the water.

Somehow the amazing

Frequently when one of them came up he had
something queer to show the other. Once it was
a rare shell, then it was a piece of milk-white coral,
and once Bill even brought up a starfish. Each
time the schooner was loaded they returned to

the island and unloaded.

Thus they worked for

black succeeded in freeing the two men and drag-

going them

to the top,

where he revived


Joe came to almost immediately, but Bill nearly

succumbed to the ordeal;

all that saved him.
going down again.

his sturdy

build was

Neither of the men felt like
Their nerve had been severely


three months.



Bill certainly
Bill and Joe

they were so sunburned.

was having





The devilfish had fled, but it had left a

goodly part of its blood, and this had attracted

sharks-not little sand


but great man-

stood out like great cords of iron.

Joe declared

eaters, twenty feet or more in length.

Bill and

he had never felt better in his life, though he had

been in some great places, some of

which were

Joe decided to abandon the remaining copper and
be content with what they had, so the next morn-

famed as health resorts and others of which were
not so healthful but were certainly famed.
On the last trip their spirits were high; each
was building his own little air castle and both felt

as though they had earned it.

The schooner was

ing Cap'n

John raised the sail and they left the

bay on the first puffs of an oncoming storm.




about to begin.
side the dock in




That night they warped along-
the midst of the same storm.

half loaded, and Bill was in the hold of the wreck

The rain was coming down in sheets, the wind was

finishing his shift.

Gradually he worked in under

whipping around in great gusts.

Thev ran to the

the overhang of the deck, and the cage was slowly
filling. Sometime during the night a huge devil-
fish had found his way into the wreck and was

cottage as best they might, glad to find shelter

and warm clothing.

listening to

All night long they sat up

the crashing thunder and

the rain


a stanchion.

The danger


battering down on the tin roof.

Now and then

wholly invisible

to Bill since it was above

would come a great crash as some palm tree, un-

head. Bill lifted one ingot and dropped it into
the cage. A long, slimy, gray tentacle reached

able to stand

the onslaught,

fell among its brothers,

often pu

was uprooted and

ng one of them



Three more

ball found its way


tentacles squirn

to the cage.
ned out and

down. The wind piled the angry breakers over
the reef and onto the beach until the water was

went, ai


to Bill's body.

nd the helmet



almost lapping at Bill's doorstep.

It was a fear-

ful night and Bill dreaded to think of what would

frantic jerks and a glimpse of the monster's little
pig-like eyes and parrot beak, and Bill was battling
for his life. Joe, on receiving the signal, instantly
grabbed the glass and, seeing signs of the struggle,
peeled off his garments, grabbed a razor-edged
knife and plunged to the bottom, pulling himself

have happened had

they staved at the

Cap'n John swore it was an omen;


however, omen

or not, no one has ever been able to find the wreck

since that storm.

Reports leaked in for months

after, from many an old sea dog who said he had

never seen such

a hurricane

in the Caribbean

down on the
body. He co
tentacles. Th

rope fastened

to Bill's now

mmenced hacking at


the hideous

ley were as tough as horsehide and

Bill, in speaking about it later, said it

was his theory

that the wreck

had been


apart and the sand had covered it till not a piece



over night and he told me this story when I asked

Johns stopped

and inspected

the board.

him to what he owed

his success.


There was one 4'-4894.


told the

disappeared some few weeks after the copper was

vender that she wanted that ticket.

She had the

sold and has not been seen since then.

The revo-

lutiop in Nicara but never mind that, I guess

he can take care of himself.

Be that as it may, I

know I shall never again sit through a tropical

money ready to give the old woman when her
husband started to tease her about always buying
a 4." He told her that if she would buy something
else, she would win at least as much as she was


without imagining myself

near that old

wreck with the sand churning around and the
old boat flying to pieces and all the sharks beating
it for the deep water to escape the breakers.






that she gave the ticket back and took

something else. The next morning the winning
number was 4894. Mr. Johns certainly kept his


of his wife'

numbers to himself


7. Keene,

(This story was, next to the grand prize stories, the best
submitted from the Senior class in the 1926 contest.)





"Speaking of family disturbances, because of
lottery tickets, reminds me of the case I heard of

a man


a woman separating

because of

He won a big prize and didn't tell his
See how a tragedy was caused by a slip

Bolivar and buy a '4'."
Willifred looked at her and smiled,
what did you dream last night?"

of paper!"


It was the most horrible thing!

, now,

A man

stabbed himself and the blood was streaming all
over the place. That's why I'm going to buy a
'4'-the number that stands for blood."


" Billee contemplated,

"just for the fun

of it, will you tell me what you would do if you
won the big prize?"
"Billee, aren't you well enough acquainted with
me to realize that I would probably make out a
sensible list now, but then, if I won it, I would do




"If I

won any

the most insane and insensible thing.

If I didn't

money on that number, I should feel as if I were
robbing the dead. But, to change the subject,

why d

o you spend
Anne? It

your money

s a useless

on lottery


get drunk, I'd most likely do something foolish
like the negro who had all his teeth pulled out and
gold ones put in their places, or the man who went
into the interior and bought one hundred bird

haven't won anything and probably never will.
I am sure of one thing-I'll have money to burn
before the lottery office gets it."

"But, Billee, why not take the chance?

All of

"Be serious, Anne.

Tell me what you really

would do if you won a thousand dollars."
"Well, first I should buy a Spanish shawl-that

life is a chance!

Besides, I have won something--

what about the dollar I won last week?"
"Yes, you won a dollar, and lost the ticket.

gorgeous one in Poohoomul'

It has immense

red roses embroidered on it and the fringe is so
heavy and silky, oh, wouldn't I love to own it!


Don't be

so downhearted, Billee,


should buy something for the folks at

you didn't lose it.

By the way, Billee, I know a

little story about a lady who always bought a '4'
said Anne.

home-a Panama hat for Dad, a luncheon set for
Mother, amber beads for Sis, and a parrot for

"All right,

tell it.



wild tales


you want a marmoset,



about 'the prize I almost won',"

"This lady


urged Billee.

s name was Mrs. Johns,

" she continued,

" said Anne.

"Mrs. Johns never bought

any number but '4 ."
"She must have been a bloodthirsty person,"
;nrprrnntred illee

"Ugh, Billee, I go almost crazy when one of
those dirty things is around me."

"So that'

thousand dollar
to charge you

all you are going to buy with a
irs ? I'll have to warn those Hindus
extra." Billee sIlyl remarked.



"No, I am going to buy a great many curiosities


stared in amazement.

and novw
I am going
for a lon
I can pos
down B
ing me hi
Run alone
"Oh, I
night? i
I'll buy y
"No, I
How Ion

I firs
to d<
for t

gto b
g time

in the Hindu an
uv some books I h
*. After I have b
think of wanting,
and buy you

s enough!

v yo
u a

days? A
't keep Je
things abo
Anne wa
"Well, th
ray you,
'hy," said
v Sunday.
he next da'
e called Bi1
ully, "I w
t found ou
it it, I sud
I ran aroi
her lost
ing for it,
I had bee
't realize t
o with it?
tell you w
much di
:he Irish!
:e, you had
ext evening

She wanted
other things


soon "Charles
plain, ordinary
the commissar

rolls. A
"Oh 1

,nne p
re's yo

i Chinese stores.
ave been wanting
ought everything
I am going to g.i
some lottery

Stop wasting your time tell-

u are going to waste your money.
buy your four, three, two, or one."
what did you dream about last
Well, give me fifty cents and




ell me h
ou goir
nme all
t the lo
in the
e's one
iat is it

*v along and call
low much you amn

to stay with

see you M
night tellin,
doorway, sh
?" queried I

I Anne, impishly, "s

v was Sunday and at

llee on the telephone a
on! I won! I was so
t that, when I started
denly thought I had 1h
Ind looking for it lik
chicken. I had the
when I opened my han
_n clutching it so ti6
:hat I had it. What
Oh, wait till I get it
rhen I come home-i
d I win? Fifty doll
See you maniana-go
1 better play your 27.
g Billee restlessly wait
see the Spanish shaw
knne had threatened
toned" into the roor
', everyday, brown pa
y. It looked as if it n
lopped herself on the
)ur shawl?" inquired F
tf h'aVr noncrh fnrr t-he

me up
ost won.


onday night.
g her all the

e turned and


even o'clock


id excl;

to tell J
ost the
e an ol
whole f
d, and
ghtly t
am I
f I ev
ars! H
ted for
l and a

d hen
hat I
er do!


to buy.
n carrvir
per-bag :
night cor
nnp I ws

ng a


with me ,
I had boil
and to hb
board an,
feet. I t

life, k
t my o
at the
a quec



id!" cried Anne. "I ha
we arrived at the place
their tickets, he began t
woman. He ran arou
it down so that it lay
er feeling so I bought


d Tige
o play
nd the
at my
all the

I -t-4-9.
(This story was judged the best of those handed in by mem-
bers of the Junior Class.)
Clara Mat, '27.

Jackie Sills wa

blue eyes, very
His mother alw
whenever she d
don't want to Io
and a half years
as most children
mother had to k
was so quick t
doing something
"something" re
vase or pulling t
it to sit on whe
One day Mrs
a bill, so she cal
"Now Jackie, I


his p
to fc


s a sturdy little chap with lal
fair skin, and blond curly h;
yvs had a tug of war with h
essed him. He always said,
,k like a dirl." He was only t
)Id but as mischievous and act

tn eight
eep const
hat the
g, he woi
suited in
:he cover

n he


. Sills w;
led Jackii
am going

years old. A
ant watch ove
moment he
iuld do it, and
his breaking
from the couc
te mud pies.
anted to go d
e into the hou
g to clean vou

L value





h and using

own to pay
se and said,
up to take

down town with me and I want you to be a



he we
are co

wright," Jackie replied, but a;
was turned he ran out of the
aymates. When she discover
she called him several times
ng any response to her calls, she
"Listen here, young man, I hav
ol so you had better come into
or I am going to punish you."
ckie knew that she meant wha
ent into the house to be dressed
ackie," his mother said, while sh
"I don't know what I shall do w
ontinuallv doing lust what I do

to: ruining your
losing my silverwa
I can't afford to
nracticallv every

ire and
buy v
week f(

es, breaking
your shoes
ou a new
or I have th

s soon as her
house to join
d that he had
and, not re-
went out and
en't any time
this house at

.t she said s
e was dressing
-ith you. Yo
in't want vo
g my vase;
. You kno'
pair of shoe
iat large hos





^ -.



"Ouch, mama, don't pull me hair like dat!

don't want dat old suit on.

tended to pay the gas bill, and that ticket costs

I want my overalls.

"You can't have your overalls on.

You are

going down town with me and I want you to look
your best."

"I don't wanna look my best.
alls on, I said!"

I want my over-

She asked the lottery vender if he would trust
her while she went to telephone her husband in
order that he might bring her some more money.
The lottery vender was afraid she wouldn't return
unless she left something there to come back for,

"Hush, you are going to wear this suit and I
don't want another word said about it."
"I don't wanna hush, I want-- "

so at last they decided that

Jackie was to stay

there until she returned.
In about half an hour she and her husband came

"I said 'hush'

and I meant it.


The man was paid, and they then took

At last, after a long argument, she was able to

dress him.

She got her pocketbook containing

Jackie and went home.
ished and put to bed.

He was severely pun-

all of the money she had, which was to be used to
pay the gas bill that afternoon, and then they
were ready to go.
First they went to the post office to mail some
letters and from there they started for the gas


Mrs. Ross happened to come along at that

"This ticket is absolutely no good,

Sills. "1-6-4-9--the
Sunday ended in 9."


"Oh, well, keep it anyway,

" said Mr.
t won last

" replied Mrs. Sills,

you might get an approximation on it."
The following Sunday when the numbers were

time, so of course she stopped Mrs. Sills to talk
to her.

drawn, 1-6-4-9 was the first number.

won ten thousand dollars.

Jackie had

Mr. and Mrs. Sills

"My, how pretty
claimed Mrs. Ross.




were overcome wi
all of their bills.

th joy. Now they could pay
Just think, they had punished

"Tell dat to your drandpa,
"Well, isn't he impudent ?"


replied Mrs. Sills,

to do with him.


" responded Jackie.
said Mrs. Ross.
'I don't know what

He won't mind a thing I say,

and-oh, between worrying about him and all of
the bills I have to pay, I am almost beside myself."
"That is certainly too bad," said Mrs. Ross,
and then she began telling Mrs. Sills about the
trouble her neighbors were having.
Jackie became impatient standing there listen-
ing to their conversation and finally said, "Mama,
me got no fool time, so turn on."
Mrs. Sills was so interested in what Mrs. Ross

Jackie for


they ever repay him?

the ticket-how


At last, it was decided to

put five thousand dollars of it in the bank for
Jackie and to use the rest to pay their bills and
still have plenty left so they could take a trip to

the States that summer.

Some of the neighbors

were heard to say that it wouldn't be a bad idea
to use all of it to give young Jackie an education
in manners-but of course that was catty of them!

George W. Jordan, '28.

was saying that she didn't hear Jackie.

Just then

(This story was given first place among the stories submitted

he espied a piece of pretty blue paper hanging on
a bulletin board where the lottery vender kept his



He immediately ran over and

snatched the paper from the board. Mrs. Sills
saw what Jackie had done and cried out, "What
did you take from there, Jackie?"

"An '

ottery ticket,

" Jackie answered.

"Whatever you do, don't tear it, but take it
back to the man."
"I will tear it," retorted Jackie (for when he was
told not to do a thing he was bound to do it) and

The "Madchen


the "Horn

radiant stars pour

by sophomores.) -

was plying its way southward
." The full moon and the
ed their mellow, silver-tinted

light on the decks of the sturdy German steamer.

On the afterdec
passengers and
listening to the

:k a small group
two or three of

of third-class
the crew were

soft, enchanting sounds which

flowed from the strings of the steward's violin.
As the last notes of a popular piece died away,



And once more the soothing strains ebbed forth

perfect harmony which holds the lover of

the steward
his violin und
Before he ge
by a hand
to find himse
ian. It was

in that
music s
to-do n
he was

dered why he wa
"Where did y
played?" asked I
and I understand
ashore since you

"I was
have it pl
das first-c
The str
heard it p
"Yes, t
I think I
have an
violin mu

I la

lelu d

iss p

as on
i yo
er b


heard on das talking machine in
looked surprised, "You mean you

played as a piano solo?"
hen I play it on de viol
know it already yet."
it! Why, you played
extraordinary ear for
i. Would you like me
sic I have with me?"

"I know not music
The other thought a
"Do you like music well
ough study of it?"
"I like viel to be a r
lesson cost ganz, and pa
learn better to play. I
mine grandfather's and ]
iss mine."




"My name is Jona
iu would call a we
rge ranches in Argen
am going to make yc
of your expenses a
ig as you will want
consider it as a gift
"I am sorry but ifI
earn so much, I wo
"I regret that you
om me. The world
It if I can ever helo

to read,

in a couple times.

it perfectly. You
music, and fine
to give you some


while and finally said:
enough to make a thor-

nusiker but in Germany
y iss no goot so I no can
like mine feedle. It vas
mine father's and now it



althy man.

)U a


where I am

I proposition
pay for
study, if
m one wh,
iught I wo

o lo

I am what
have three
going now.
I will pay
r lessons as
are willing
ves music."
efer be able

uld it borrow, but I
will not accept thi


craves musicians like you,
you in any way I shall be

Back at home, in little Germany, his friends

had encouraged him th
played because he had

first t
the fa
his r

a pl

ime he had ever heard
ien his father had di
iment to him. On
him to take good car
tmily, as it was an old
s instrument was mad
. It had an excellent
site workmanship. I
the treasured property)
home when Otto was
possible, taken his vi
f-the-way place, and

i had stopped playing, he
ler his arm and started to go
)t very far, however, he was
laid on his shoulder. He
If facing an apparently well-
evident to the steward that
:lass passenger, and he won-
that part of the ship.
learn that last number you
stranger. "It is a late piece
u have had no chance to go
Germany three weeks ago."
oss steward one night and I


ay, out
ken a lik
his father
ed he h
his death
e of it a
[e of the
It tone ;
.t would
y of any
lonely h
olin and


it the



finest of ma-

r have
a some
f un in

Now since

was working on the ship, he played whenever he
had time.
Yes, he would like to be a "musiker" but his

chance was gone; he had refused a
He did not know why; he suppose
nature. If he could only get to the
he could work and save enough to
ship's papers had his signature. He
to work the round trip, and he wo
in Germany-there to work for
would barely give him a living.
The next day the third-class stew
helping his superior in the front of t
he had finished his work and was
the afterdeck, he noticed the capta
senger approaching him. Just af
passed, he heard one call the oth,
name. He had recognized the pas
one who had made him the offer th,
He dismissed the thought from his n
until that night after his work was
was asked by a friend to play hi
some reason, strange to those who 1
play every night since they had k
said he had rather not Ulav that ni>g

The truth wa
the day. This
erous offer was

must be,
He, Otto
In Germa
wanes tha

ny he
t he w



s he
a goo
se th.
*, wa

was tt
who h
d frier
ey hac
nted t
d hav
not he

generous of
sed it was
United Sta
study, but
:had promi
uld land b;


rard was

e n

nking of the event of
d made him the gen-



ship. After
his way tj
and a pas-
r they had
by his first
nger as the
ight before.
,d, however,
nme when he
violin. For
d heard him
wn him. he

. I

of the c
talked s
o work
Ie to n


tainn. He
r such low
ennicrh tu







m ,




But he had signed on the ship's papers for a round
trip and he was not sure of another voyage. If
he could find some way out of making the round
trip and get off at Norfolk or New York, where
his ship stopped, he might do that which he al-
ways wanted, become a musician.
The next day he looked for Mr. Wagnal. For-
tunately he found him alone, sitting in a steamer
chair, reading.



do remember

two nights

ago you say eef you can something do for me,
you vill?"

Mr. Wagnal looked up,

"I'd be very glad to be

of any help to you."
"You are a goot friend of de captain, ja?"
"He is my brother-in-law."
The steward could not help showing his sur-
prise. "Then maybe you can see eef he will let

me stop at de America.

It iss better pay dere and

maybe I could learn to play my feedle and live

by it.

I sign a paper for to go back, too.

"Oh, I see,

you signed up for the round trip.

see what I can do for you.


Helen Montgomery,

"All ashore who are going ashore!"
that rent the air.
It was a crisp, cold day in early

There had

been several

was the cry


snow flurries and

docks of the North River were thinly blanketed
in white. Mrs. Thompson, wrapped snugly in
her steamer rug, was thinking of the glory of the
trip that lay before her, and the thoughts of the
sunny tropics and their unique sights thrilled her.
Her only son, Dick, was making his first trip
as wireless operator on the steamer Trinidad, and,
to celebrate, his mother had decided to accom-
pany him.
The boat slipped slowly out of the dock amid
such noise and excitement as invariably accom-

panies the sailing of a ship.

They waved a last

good-bye as the Statue of Liberty was left behind
and the outline of the skyscrapers became dim.
The pilot was soon dropped and the passengers
had the feeling of really being on their way. The
thoughts of their friends on the dock left a lone-

New York's largest opera hall was

its fullest.


wonder was to play.


was taken.

crowded to
A violin

He had played only twice

before in recital, as he had refused

to play

public until he had thoroughly mastered the art.
The audience wept, laughed, and at times were
held as if his music were some supernatural power

with which he hypnotized them.

evening as on

And then, this

two preceding, he ended by

playing with exquisite touch a lively melody which
few of his audience recognized and those who did
knew to be a selection popular seven years ago.
Seven years ago the music of a little German stew-

ard, had received its first recognition.

And now

after seven years of hard work, Otto Muller was
a "musiker."

some, homesick pang in many hearts.

But after

all, there was no time for sorrow but only for
making interesting new acquaintances-as it was




served in the lounge.

and bouillon

was being

The sea was exceptionally

calm for February, and hardly a person was in-




this condition





which had been provided.

On reaching
morning, Mrs.

the dining


the following

found at her table a

small, neatly typewritten ship's newspaper. She
beamed with pride when she realized that her son
had been the receiver of the news and she watched
the various people around her read it.
Three days of continual pleasure followed. The

weather was




and the


Gay R. Turner,

novelty of the flying fish, porpoise, and whales

held its charm.
to deck dances.

The evenings were given over
The wonderful moonlight nights

I surely think that poetry
Is lovely as can be,
And most unhappy must be he,
Who its beauty can not see.





in the

water, seemed to give everything a magic touch.

was impossible

to believe


r I I



skies grew cloudy and gray.

through the ship's
whirled around the
On going down
Thompson saw her
of the stairs. A di
never seen before,
saw his mother, h
cleared, driving all
When they react
ticed that the late

any pl

and that
is always I
laceelse, sa

the trij
too sure

precious o
peared at
hushed vc

"May I sec
"I don't kn
They had

The wind whipped

aerial with a nasty snarl and
to dinner that evening, Mrs.

led t

id one

p before.
of himse

,ook on his dec]
through the r
the main entr
in's orders-e
," was the cur
d the group;
)ices was audil

waiting for her at the foot
bed look, such as she had
owed his face. When he
rer, his face immediately
)t from her mind.
:he dining room, they no-
s had been applied to the
people appeared. "The
:r in the Caribbean than
of the passengers who had
Nevertheless he seemed
f and soon left the table,
that he had left his most
k chair. They were about
neal when a steward ap-

"t order.

e to his room im-
. A deathly quiet
a low buzzing of

you to your room, mother?" Dick

low but what you'd better,

just gained

to Mrs. Thompson'

and tapped
from the C
Dick calmly
his face anxi

boat was
to hold o
losing her
"Jim Be
is ill, and
Mrs. Tho
but she so


Dick c


the hallway

was her

which led

ward came up
. "An order
husky tones.
their watched
lized that the

rocking so. It took all her strength
n to the hand rails and to keep from
overly, who usually has the night watch,

,on re

son off with
The boat
and Mrs. T
how she we
cided to wI
found this f
a book, an'

to take h
n felt her h


a hearty,'
t was rock
hompson e
)uld spend
rite letters

utile. She trie
thing she tho

is place," spoke Dick.
leart sink at the words,
composure and sent her
you in the morning."
furiously by this time,
ed her cabin, wondering
rueful hours. She de-
after one attempt she
d playing cards, reading
ught might amuse her,

they seemed
fell from her
boat. For so
herself reading
preservers. I
it made her s
Mrs. Thompso
made her rega
at once!" cam
She felt cold v
her son. Wh'
on watch on t
only comfort
her. He had
to take care
memory of thl

Underneath all wa
lacking in no one.
Finally the life
the crew were busy
no one was left.
A loud crash was he
of the decks was ,
Children in the li
fear, only adding
which looked like a
people, was seen w:

into the


ap witl
ne unft
the di
t did se
y a knc
n stood
in her s
e from
ith feat
' was it
hat oar

now an

:f her
eir fire


s a


h a sudden lurching of the
ithomable reason she found
reactions for putting on life-
em silly and the thought of
, yet she kept on reading.
,ck was heard above the din.
I numb, but a second knock
senses. "Everyone on deck
an impatient voice outside.
r. Her first thought was of
* that he had had to be put
ticular night? He was her
d had always been kind to
ed, when still a small boy,
vhen he was able to. The
ide talks came back to her.
asant times together. Why
his trip? Why hadn't they
boat? All these thoughts
rried toward the deck. But
aming and shrieking of the
realizedd of how little value
mparison with the hundreds
.n crowding for safety. She
k, when small, had always
people's safety placed before
ew why he was sticking to
been warned several times

d tl






. first life-
was before
den stood
trying to
and taut.
which was

Some of
see that

be fo


11 was
rd and
the d
hing o'

sea with it the br


the boat to


loise and confusion.
huge portion of one
beyond conception.
ere screaming with
turbance. A wave,
to the panic-stricken
.r the boat, carrying




to have no charm for her.

They had had such pie
had they ever made t
waited until a later
came to her as she hur
as she heard the score
frenzied crowd, she r
her son's life was in co
of women and children
remembered how Dic
had the idea of other p
his own. Now she kn
his post after having
of his danger. The
people, some mute v
pushing, jostling, sho
boats, picking up scre
her eyes, never to
helpless, some laugh
make light of the dar

m when a
the should
r," came
while his
e had not

sight of
Iith fear,
ving towal
aming chil

ing mirthlessly,
iger, others grim
sickening fear,

boats were lowered.

It seemed




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up, pointing with a shaking hand to an object,
holding with a death-like grip to the rail to pre-
vent being washed overboard.




A lifeboat, containing
turned to the wreck.


" shouted

of the

crew, re-

A feeble but happy mur-

mur reached the ears of the attentive men.
worry, I got an answer to the S. O. S.,"

was all

Indians were confirmed murderers.
funny to see the way she swallowed

Oh, it was
t all!" He

walked off grinning at her credulity and at his
immense cleverness in convincing her that such
things were possible.

Following the credulous one,

preaching her room.

we find her ap-

The porter inserted the key

in the lock and flung the door open.


they heard.

At that moment, Dick Thompson

dropped into oblivion.
When Dick regained


lived voices of the passengers were buzzing con-
tentedly, and over him was bending his mother
with more love and pride shining in her face than
her only son had ever seen there before.

Jane Toulon, '2s.
(Honorable mention.)
One of the recently arrived passengers of the

lieve-it-All peered in uncertainly and asked,
you sure there is nothing in there?"

"Oh, yes'm" the porter replied, "Deah
be nuthin'. De doah's been locked all d
since de las' man was heah-'cept when
comes to clean."
"What happened to the last occupant?"

"*Why, he went away on a ship,

gazing at her strangely,

sooneh o

Ie time
3e gurl

" the porter said,

"Dat's what dey ali does,


Intimidated by his glance, she liberally tipped
him, hastily retreated into her room, and closed

S. S. "Cristobal"

asked the room clerk at the desk

the door.




she carefully

for the keys of the room she had engaged by
radio, and for a porter to carry her bags. She
seemed very nervous, and her face had a strained
look, as if she was waiting for something to happen
to her.


the bell of

a carromata


jumped nervously, and fearfully asked the clerk
what it was.

He replied, politely:

"That is merely the bell

of a native coach-Is there anything I can do

for you?"
"No, thank you,

" she said, still looking uncon-

scrutinized the chair to see if there was any means
of death resting on it. Finding none, she sat
down and proceeded to open her bags. She took
a few things out and went to the closet with them.
Making sure there was nothing behind her, she
opened the door and kept behind it while she
peered in to make sure that it was safe to venture


She probably

established a record for

the time in which she hung those few things inside
and was in the room again.
When she came down to dinner, she was still

in possession of her health.

She remained down-


And then she hurried out of the lobby,

clutching her purse tightly.
The clerk looked after her thoughtfully, and,

stairs reading for some time.
When she at last went upstairs, she went slowly
and with the attitude of one who has yet to meet

as he turned to the next arrival, remarked,


a dangerous




lady doesn't look very well.
had better call a doctor."

She looks as if she

The man to whom he was talking chuckled and


"Oh, she's well enough, except for her





If you could 'a heard the things I told her-and

looked carefully under her bed and in all corners
where a dangerous and poisonous beast or reptile
might lurk, then locked the door and barricaded
it with a heavy chair (this to prevent the entrance
of any San Bias Indians). After doing this, she
cautiously drew a small automatic from her bag

believe 'em!

Why, she's so convinced that they're

true that she'll think it's a miracle if they don't


You know what I told her-the regular

stuff about tarantulas and centipedes-apt to be

found in her clothing any time.

I told her it was

and laid it on a table by her bed.
placed her purse under her pillow. WI
last turned off the light, all her friends'

Then she
ten she at

returned and she lay there tremblingly awaiting-
she knew not what.


______ S

"Mary said tarantulas made a noise like that
when they moved," she thought, burrowing in
her bed clothes, until only the tip of her head
showed. Was the poison antiseptic still in her
purse? Would it be of any use? Could the
thing get on her bed ?
Fearfully awaiting the spring of the tarantula,
she lay there until she fell asleep.
Later in the night, she awoke with a start--

what had awakened her?
creeping, swishing sound as

ing across

the floor

moving across
her window).
had she ever cc
nearer. She w(
bite would be it
strength enough
Why didn't it
She'd leave the
she tell that doc
on until she aga
Awakening o
ming noise, as
were uniting th
first thought, a
from them she
malaria. But
she noticed an 1
getting all her fr
and the floor,
noise came front
ming toward her
With a bound.


(in r

Could it be
ome to Pa
)ndered if
Distant or x
i to take
strike! Tt
next mo

Then she heard a
f a snake were crawl-

e of a
the effe
some o
he susp

:tor for sending
tin dozed off.
nce more, she h
if a great numt
eir buzzes. Inc

it was

a cu

small table
It was co
ect of the sn
she would
,f the antise
)ense was a
What wou


her here! And

heard a loud hum-


he was terrific

1 !


n a
r, w

the covers over hei
seen, lay there trem
now it was going
(At the report of a
could she do?. He
matic; then she v
suDDose the snake

great to p
gone to?
she identi
Cd l f nrfiic

had sett
ick it up.
What w;
fied the
and the
lnr ,,*i r


r of m
Ad, that
ed for
a fata
r 11ii

t was her
fear that
l case of

she became more tully awake,
arthly radiance outside. For-
d's injunctions about bare feet
rushed to the window. The
huge monster that was swim-
ith its red eyes glaring fiercely.
reached her bed, and, pulling
r until no part of her could be
bling. It was coming nearer--
away. Oh! What was that?
cannon.) Oh! Oh! Oh! What
r hand crept toward her auto-
vithdrew it in sudden fear--
had coiled about it, or the
led on it-the risks were too
Where had that huge thing
as it? Then as it came nearer,
hum with the motor of an
e reports with the sound of
A A /11 lc a 11 art #arnrr.... ric a -

hitting the buttons on the floor). That's the
tarantula again. If she ever lived through that

The terro
flesh could
sleep which
finally awok
something t
rifled. She
ti her inten
Then she
during the

n to the cannon!
r and suspense were more than human




d the
, that

were the beautiful g
pieces? Looking out
everything was as pl
had been no bombar
ming about, lazily, in
she stood there, she
of water as a child div
In spite of herself, ,
deep breaths of the
listening to the soot]
lap of the water on th
turned once more to
Had she dreamed it
vivid for that, she dec
Nevertheless, every
Then she came do
ordered her lunches
whether the chicken
On being assured of
eating. Then an aci
the steamer, not the
strolled up and geni;
the anti-aircraft prac
"Anti-aircraft?" sh
was? I didn't know
"My wife was sea
quaintance. "She w
night, because she he
flying roaches and s
room (there weren't
had told her a lot of


sank into an exhausted
almost noon. When she
ered if she had been given
sleep while her bags were
m hurriedly, but found,
nothing was gone.
her terrifying experiences
the town wrecked, and
nds of the hotel torn to
her window, she saw that
d and orderly as if there
ent. PeoDle were swim-

the great
could see
red off int

t al

, hum
l? N

sunny poc
* the silve
o the gretc
red there,
eating sea
of voices
Then her
t she had


Al, and as
ry spray
n depths.
air and
and the

was far

thing was the same.

wn to the
n. She c;
was chicken
this, she c
one who hat
ally asked
tice during
e repeated,
what to ma
red to deal
oke me se
ard a taran
severall oth
any, of co

stuff ab


dining room and
carefully inquired
a and not iguana.
dubiously started
she had met on
d so terrified her,
if she had heard
the night.


that what it
said her ac-

tula, a
er thiu
.t tara


such things. There is really no danger
"Really?" That was all the nervous
said but she thought, "Just wait until I get
(\f~~i^*\p Fit-ir hn ar- tn o in frrnPt-'-al

es last
in the
las and
r, you
















Dr. JEKYLL and Mr. HYDE.


I don't like you now

not from


tell by my
Mr. Hyde.

I'm from

Run awa







of peas!

She puns!

Place.-Washington Hotel Swimming Pool.

Oh, what a mess!

Oh, look, what boat is

out through the breakwater?"



one of the ships

(Betty Bronson is making some grace-

ful dives at one end of the pool.

At the other end

Helen of Troy, in a fluffy silk bathing suit, sits


the shade

a parasol



Occasionally they cast a dirty look at one another.

Enter A.

S. M. Hutchinson, who wades gingerly

up to the rope.

Betty swims over to him.)

you do,


I've heard that's who you are, although I shouldn't
have known it if some one hadn't told me. I've

always admired your books so.
you'd be awfully good-looking.

You see I thought

(Helen of Troy wades up to them.)


Betty.-"It looks it.

I hope it sinks.


to Mr. Hyde) She's not much in a bathing suit, is
she ?"
Mr. Hvde.-"She suits me."

Betty.-"Oh, you dumb-bells.

I wish somebody

sheiky would come along. Oh, who is that good-
looking man. Doesn't he swim beautifully?"
Helen.-"He ought to! He's Leander."
Betty.-"Oh, that thrilling sheik that used to

swim the Hellespont every night?
Somebody give me a knockdown."


Do we?

did I."

A. S. M. Hutchinson.-
>u. Very sorry indeed.

appoint you so much.

"I'm sorry to disappoint
It's too bad I must dis-

I'm very sorry.

Helen.-"Weheardyou the first time.


It's too

Don't re-

You sound like a first grade reader.

Betty.-"Shame on you!

famous for it.

Never mind, A.

any attention to her.
people say she is. I

That's his style.

S. M., don't pay

She's not such a wonder as
bet I have more men in love

with me right now than she ever saw.


"In love with your picture, you mean.

Who is that man swimming toward us?"




us knows

I don't believe we've met him.

don't think so."
Betty.-"Then I guess I'll have to pick him up.

Oh, Leander!

Yoo-hoo!" (smiles and waves

Leander looks at her, is evidently pleased, dives
in, and swims across the pool toward her. But
before he gets quite across, he drowns.
Betty.-"Oh, gosh! I want a man who can at

least swim to see a girl without drowning.

are heard, and
Valentino's and

ten or fifteen


Barthelmess's in



suits are seen running toward the pool.

Betty.--"Oh, boy!

comes a

Mvy wish is granted!

bunch of those good-looking Cristobal

High School boys.

Jekyll, meet Miss Bronson and Miss Troy."
Helen.-"Troy is not my name; it's my home

Now for a


sweet time.



Dr. Jekyll.-

"How do you do?"

Makes face,

shivers all over, and splashes about.

ttwr.4 .. .- -



Mr. Hutchinson.- 'Oh, that's Dr

Rae Fischer,


r r I


I stood at a street corner in Colon and looked
about me. It was midday; the hot sun beat down
upon the cement pavement and the rocky street.
The reflected waves of heat had apparently driven
everyone to shelter, for no one was in sight nor


Biff! and another young revolution is started-
soon stopped because along comes the colored Boy
Scout Band, wheezing, squawking, blaring, with

an occasional boom of a drum

All this

as they go by.

to make up the scene on a certain

could a sound be heard.

Overhead, the sun shone

corner of Colon during the noon hour

from a cloudless sky and, below, it beat unmerci-
fully upon the earth.
I waited for a moment, but the bright glare of
the glazed sidewalks and of the pieces of broken
glass that were strewn about among the stones of
the street conspired with the sun to drive me from

my temporary oasis;

so with this murderous fire

pouring in on me, I retreated slowly, though in
good order, to a more sheltered position.



In the middle of a sidewalk in Colon is an old
colored woman boiling clothes in an oil can over a
charcoal fire. She wears an old black dress, which
is pinned up on one side, and has a black turban

on the top of her gray woolly hair.


The silence is

as she industriously stirs her clothes, by

the volume of discordant sounds which issue from
her throat. As she smiles broadly every now and
then at some passerby, she displays a row of even

white teeth.

Edna Durall, 26.

What a smell! Garlic, bacalao, burning fish, and

rotting iguanas;

skinny, mangy dogs;

goats-black goats, brown goats, big goats, little

goats, short goats, and

tall goats-goats


where with their detestable odor and continuous

repetition of


the other sounds!

Squawking parrots and chattering monkeys; the
cluck-cluck of an old hen with a brood of chicks;
the frightened squawk of an almost featherless


as he gets knocked out of the kettle where

the noon repast is being cooked;

a squalling baby

James Van





Clinchard, '26.

"Goo-goo" was the utterance of this particular
dark individual as he sat on the sidewalk in front
of his mammy's house, basking in the morning
sun. In his hand he had a piece of partially peeled
sugar-cane stalk on which he would chew and suck
at the times when he was not using it to reach
bright-colored bottle tops that had been discarded
by the group of children engaged, nearby, in the
game of bottle-top flip.

The clothing he wore was similar to

that of

Gunga Din,
nothing much before.
An' rather less than 'arf of that behind.'
He did not seem to mind the tropical heat nor
the dust which was well camouflaged on his black
His crop of kinky, woolly hair would be suitable
to stuff Ostermoor mattresses-providing there
were sufficient.
A pair of slippers was heard behind him, and he
was gently picked up and carried into the house,
with a soft voice saying, "Mammy's little 'Bajan


Irene Hopkins,

It was a very quiet night with the moon at its

being bathed in a tub which has just been emptied


and the




of the week


the tnnrano nf "Ave Maria"

a dusky bass trying to sing

(nr mavhybe it is the

fronds of the coconut palms, swaying in the moon-
liiht. cast finger-like shadows on the sands be-





tied tight

around her topknot of hair, while one

Christian JWirtz, '26.

From the
of oars as a
catch, the sc
ing his unw
and swish o
bick over t
Save for 1
occasional g
then there
sends its bril
of the sky,
of cane fish
hanging to

black stillnessof night comes the rattle

I late fisherman returns with his

nothing song of some
written native ditties,
f the little wavelets a
he sand and pebbles

the g
;low c
can I
ght g
the o
1 train

dry, and

led h

all is
ist th

n of th

of a boat in the making.






old darkev croon-
and the low wash
s they run up and
of the beach.
it lantern and the
lark, but now and
distant lighthouse

le Stygian darkness
, low fishing boats,
of twine fish nets
e skeleton-like ribs


Kleefkens, '26.

"Any bananas to-day, mum?"
There stood in front of me the most pitiful yet

most picturesque-looking child

for many

that I

had seen

a day

He had on his feet sneakers which had long since

seen their

were pa
there w
had, at
breast c
ening 1(
hat, wh

)f tl

day. His
Led here wi
a remnant
e time, bet
he swan, w
ing piece (
, judging
o his fathe
> say, part
i, I do not
he picked



a piece
f green.
now a c
m its s
his eves.

Ad khaki trousers
of blue cloth and
His shirt, which
ly white, like the
irty, greasy, sick-
. A filthy straw
ze, had probably
his head and. I

care for any to-day.
up his basket and

while a
even if'

1 clutch
bout to s5
:ople like
was afrai,
I, so we
e do sligf

1 the basket of
ide off her ample
that have home
of losing a little
Our questions
stood and stare

here came
we have

,eds t(

d so
o go

it them occasional

nas which
Or was it
e by going
ained un-
me more,
le at last.


till the wee,

sma' hours of the morning.


The roaring, po
at the foot of the p
not unlike the vib

when it is p
land swell g
of that ste
wardlv call
surface wat
although a

ep p
m an
s not


funding surf upon the
precipice produced a n
rations heard within
ose to one's ears. The
: sea, as viewed from t
ipice, the aspect of
nwardly turbulent.
arred by the presence

few small

insignificant a


enberg, '26.

: coral reef
a sea shell
large slow
:he heights
being out-
The placid
of ripples,
almost in-

ones were caused by an occasional leap

of a fish.
A large gray shark of

was slowly cri
old boxes, pl
The monster'
closely every (
everything on
to effect a sub


using close
anks, and c
s speed was
object floatir
the surface,
marine seari




the man-eating variety
to the reef in and about

debris in que
marvelous; i
ng, and havin
ch of the bott
all about.


st of food.
t examined
g examined

overhead, soared the graceful man o'war bird.

wearily to

next house

to see if he could be more

selling his wares.

Past midnight! We stood on the corner sleepily
waiting for the rest of the crowd to catch up with
, so we could pile into the car to go home. Darr
ese late parties anyway! How quiet Color

med at this h
home sleepir
home sleeping
nt. The old

Ig sou
g soun

time w

banana won

hen sensi
Excuse I
We stare
ian was ,



ble people
ne, did I
i in astoni
hitting on

In the midst of Colon is a little sh

open to any calle
The back half of t
by a hand-made
i faded and spotted
1 on motto cards.
i in a row on the 1
e strips, and many
r near the window
faded cretonne.
r with grease and s

r who is i
ie only vi
partition ,
wall papt
hoe lasts
ft wall.
which is

On t
hoe p

in need of re
isible room is
which is co
er and with B
of all sizes h
Leather, in
r's tools lie o

artly curta
or, which i
are scraps

p, which is
*pair work.
; concealed
vered with
3ible verses
iang neatly
long broad
n the table

ined with
s spotted
of leather

William Coffey, '26.





She was just a tiny thing and looked scarcely

big enough to toddle.
cheeks puffed out like two
hiding her little mouth. i
bonnet with enormous blu
her many black pigtails.
fairly shone as she trotted
white organdy dress with a

Her chocolate-colored
huge balloons, almost
A great white organdy
e bows almost covered
Her great black eyes
along. A long-waisted
very full skirt and blue

made intermittent tracks of light across the un-
troubled water into the darkness.
On the shore the alligator barked his weird
cry and the night bird moaned his uncanny lament.



John Ordway, '26..

bows, together with snowy white shoes and socks,
completed her costume.
-Edna Duoall, '6.

Although I am certain he had never seen me
before, on noticing my attention directed upon
him, he greeted me with a big smile, which revealed
a row of large, even, pearl-white teeth-and went
on fishing.
He was a small negro youth who was fishing
for octopi on the reef. He wore a dilapidated, worn-
out bathing suit which was replete with holes.
He had, on his feet, an old pair of tennis shoes,
which undoubtedly had seen better days, as
every toe was projecting.
However, such a small matter as apparel both-
ered the boy not in the least. When he had skill-
fully caught enough octopi for a meal, I followed
him, through curiosity, and found that he walked
through some of the main thoroughfares of Colon
whistling, but like many of his kind, ever on the
lookout for la policia.

-William Coffey, '26.


Once as I was leisurely walking down Colon
Beach, almost lost in my own musings, I was
suddenly startled from my reverie by a little
negro boy who brushed past me at full speed;
on looking back I saw a Colon cop standing on the
corner shaking his club and inveighing and
execrating on the fugitive, whom he seemed to
have despaired of catching. The boy, however,
probably imagining the policeman only a step or
two behind, ran,
"As who pursued with yell and blow,
Still treads the shadow of his foe,
And forward bent his head."
A few seconds sufficed to take him off the hori-
zon, but about five minutes later I came upon him,
surrounded by a group of boys. He was describing
with appropriate gestures his recent escape while,
with open mouths, his hearers gazed on his shining
black face and wide white eyes. There he stood
in his faded blue trousers (which were precariously
held up by two strips of cloth running over his
bare shoulders as a pair of suspenders, setting off
admirably the ebony color of his skin) until, the
tale ended, they all trooped off, laughing and
shouting in high good humor and exultation.

William Clinchard, '26.

On the top of the hill I paused to look back
upon Gatun Lake. At the entrance to the locks
was an ocean steamer waiting for her chance to go
through. Voices of the crew could be heard as they
indulged in their diversions. The red and green
paths made across the water by her port and
starboard lights intermingled with the white

lights of the shore.
Barely discernible in
black irregular outline of
the locks, its dark green j
now under the big yellow

the darkness was the
the island off the end of
ungle apparently asleep
t moon. The shadow of

Barely discernible above the long, low, gray
breakwater is the horizon with the tall, lean masts
of a ship appearing above it.
To the naked eye the sea is calm and peaceful,
but that this appearance is deceiving is shown
by the breaking, every now and then, of an extra
large swell. Its white spray rises slowly up into the
air on the outside of the breakwater and lust as
slowly settles down on this side.
Inside the breakwater the sea is smooth except
for the ripples blown before a brisk westerly wind.
On the low rocky flats along the shore small
.* .. .- I".
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Ra, ra, bing,


Irene Hopkins, 'z6.

There he sat with his companions, chatting and
laughing, patiently waiting for the golfers to come
down. He wore a worn-out Boy Scout hat, a faded
blue shirt with one or two buttons, and a pair of
ragged, dirty, short trousers which showed that
they had been patched a good many times. Lazily
he tapped the curb with a bit of a broken golf stick.
He smiled at us and showed a row of white even


We spoke to him, and when we asked,


you a Watson Boy?" he proudly answered:

"Yes, Sa;

Yes, Sa, Cap.

I's a Watson Boy.

tan, and so on.

What is

band-a dirty, ragged,
marching down Third


The first chocolate

an elegant general but he holds an old broken
broom stick with a red rag pinned on it; next comes
the drummer playing on a shiny yellow can, but
sometimes the can's tone doesn't satisfy him so he

plays on the next fellow's woolly head.

two gaily



blow their rusted,
so thrilled in th

The last
tin flutes.
e that we

forget their dirt, their dust, and their rags.

Each day a negro vender of tropical pets stands
on a certain corner of Front Street and diligently
tries to sell his wares.
To-day he wore a tall, brown, pointed cap made

of coconut fiber.

On his shoulder clung a tiny

marmoset, chattering all the while and shaking his

golden-brown-topped head.
carried an old broom-hand


two beautiful

In his hand the man



bright blue, red, and yellow.


one were



By his side were two

two bright green,


headed parrots, while in the other one were bugle
birds, neat little fellows in their black suits dabbed
with bright orange.
The man was trying to sell a pet to some sailors
from a foreign ship, but all his talking was of no
avail, for they understood not a word he said.


-Lola Mui.oz,

A Jamaican negro woman leaning over a char-
coal stove; a smell of fried fish and plantains in the
air; the squall of an infant mingled with the cries

and exclamations of half-naked,

playing in the streets; the strain of a semi-religious
song from the dusky throat of a dusky individual;


traffic frightening the yelping mangy

curs that have ransacked an overturned garbage
can and with the help of the wind have scattered
the contents about the streets-interchange these
at different times, add the odor of garlic and that


of Colon

o, and you will have an impression of one
's side streets at its height.




The cerulean surface of the

Lola Mudoz,
broad Caribbean

sparkled joyfully in the sunlight.
of the rocky eminence where I

From the foot

was s

spread far out past the limits of vision.

standing, it
But every-

where was that glorious blue which it had stolen

from the sky.

hardly a ripple

broke the surface of the sea except where close to
the shore the long waves rolled in without breaking
the elastic surface of the water until, a short dis-
tance from the reefs, each in turn showing a flash

of white, rushed up to the reef and then


peared amidst the foam of its successor, thus filling
n ,L:n,4l i-rI.t, -irl nontl b-r;na ninA 1- onrn ;

Sh! Sh! A tiny finger was upon a
mouth, under a cute pug nose and big


round, mis-

chievous, shining black eyes, which could be seen
shyly peeping from under the unruly wet brown
"What have you done, Cecilia?"

checked "Peggy


was the reply.

Yet her red-

was dripping, and her socks were

and wrinkled

leather shoe straps.

smeary wet doll sliding along against


the black



It is a


soldier carriers himself like


eir parade




The wind was still;

She looked like a pretty but

the green






Caprice Steenberg,

Helen 7. Keene, '6.

An azure sea it was-a blue sea that rippled and


This one was apparently the household pet.
His mother held him high up in her arms while his
brothers and sisters looked on admiringly. He
threw back his head and crowed, and kicked his
fat little legs-a tiny cherub done in bronze.



of satin.

A fleecy group of small white breakers murmured

as they played with the sands on the beach.


laughed as they caught a smooth stone and car-
ried it off quickly to bury it forever in the dark
caverns of the deep. A tiny snowy speck appeared
on the horizon-a sailboat that looked like a shell

Harry Thornton Moore, '27.

He didn't want to fight.
protesting, into the vortex

But he was pushed,
of sundered Europe.

He tramped across France, with the dull boom
of the cannon always ahead.




The night

sky seemed smeared with blood as shells flamed

against it.

In the gulfs between the belches of

artillery was heard the chatter of machine guns.
Ripped corpses lay horrible and mute between
the mounds of torn earth. He became numbed
with fear.
Peace descended like a freshet bursting upon a



was dragged

France, hardly daring to close his eyes.


But once

with feathery wings.

It floated contentedly over

the sea leaving a faint trail behind it.

Bits of the

blue water leaped up and dropped like snowflakes

on the boat.

The boat disappeared.

The sea once

more assumed its smooth and glass-like appearance.

Parked at one side of the road was an old dirty
dilapidated car that looked as if it was one of the

late models of 1914.

All four tires were flat, the

body was very rusty looking, and perhaps the

engine was-rusted twice as much.

What there

was of the windshield was dirty, the dust truly an

inch thick;

it was impossible to see the faintest

outline through it.

But the car was packed with

brownies of Colon, all dirty, ragged kiddies, but
having the most glorious time.
-Irene Hopkins,'26.

at sea, the cool stretches of blue healed the wounds

of his soul.
melting th<

He came back home with a smile

e stolidity

of his


wondered why they hadn't given him

[is mother
a medal.

A young


" strutted by. His trousers at

the lower extremities were wide enough to conceal
successfully any small-sized pillow. He was rather


the features of his bullet-shaped head were

Although the little tot in front of us is only about

one-third the

of her companion, she is holding

his hand and contentedly telling him of all her



of her good


as if she were as old as he.
Her head is covered with a mass of inky-black,
kinky hair, which is plaited in many short pigtails.

She has a chubby little

black face with

winning eyes and a very squat nose.

not prominent;

his chin lacked determination;

his nose was flat. He looked cramped in his cloth-
ing, and the expression on his face verified that he


Nevertheless, he was a real, genuine sheik,

smoking a cigar, brandishing a cane, walking with

the swagger of youth on the way to see his


-William Cofey,


Her black-


and-white striped calico dress is much the worse

Delilah May,

for wear, but this fact worries her not at all.

well-formed legs

are not hampered


bit are left to display themselves untrammeled.
On her feet are tiny brown sandals, which will soon
"see their last."

The silence of the black night was broken only
by the constant swish of the dark, tranquil water
against the massive iron gates. The tall whitelamp-
posts, like sentinels guarding the gates, stood bold-

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'6. )Delilah May,

One day a beautiful, big iguana came out to sun

On a corner in Colon sits a lottery vender. She
is perched on a little old stool, which wobbles at


He saw some one coming down the road,

and, remaining where he was, he vainly thought,
"Now is my chance to display how beautiful I am,
for perhaps this is a tourist who will exclaim over



braided in little

Her black


hair is


pigtails all over her head.

She wears a faded red and white polka-dotted


which is tucked carelessly into

her wide,

my gorgeous suit and



So he

long, shabby, onc

e white





and stretched

In her

lap she holds a

arge black pocketbook


brightsunshine. A few
minutes elapsed. The
vain iguanaslowly and
painfully opened his
eves. He found him-

self in a
along by
who wa,

I bag






words about "having
a good meal to-night."
Moral-'" Pride

goeth before a fall.

showing the
many years.
side stands


At her
a large

board tipped, for sup-

port, against
of a building.

the side
On the

board there are pinned

for display


lottery tickets for the
coming week's draw-


she sits,

waiting for customers
to come to her.





She was just a toddling child with a plump,

A dusky little maiden of Colon sat on the door-

round face. How tall?

Why, her head would hardly

step of her one-room home.

She was about five ears

Her hair was tightly plaited, and tied with

little red bows and white tape.

She was sewing with

a rusty needle and little scraps of black and white


She held on her lap a rubber-band

filled with small remnants of materials of all shapes

and colors.

In the box there was also a small cellu-

loid doll whose arms and legs were all pointing in

different directions.

It wore a dress made of a

reach my hand if she stood beside me!

was round,

her eves



large and of a velvety brown

Her mouth
. Her hair

was a mass of silken brown curls which comple-

mented her fair skinm.

ham dress
little legs.

She wore a very short ging-



To me, she appeared as a

had stepped from some book,
some famous painting.


or, perhaps from

pink checked material with a purple ribbon around



Its waist.

This the child

was trying to improve

1'i liazm

by making a dress of green crepe trimmed with a


bit of bright orange satin.

She twisted her body,

raised her eyebrows, and pursed her lips in an
effort to push the rusty needle through the goods.
She picked the doll up and tried the dress on it.
yr I r i

We hear the sound of


on the treacherous

whistle of the gray

the roaring surf as it

and the shrill

sneaky submarines as they

disappear from sight near the breakwater.

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J. Keene,


JIarren, '6.

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Elizaeth Warren,

Indian Maid
Place.-Washington Hotel

Now statuary.

Sea Wall.

Time.-Sometime between midnight and dawn.




pedestal)-"Come on, you red-skinned kid.

it snappy!

We haven't




to walk

Columbus (sighing).-"Such is life with--

I. Maid (interrupting).

"Boy! I have a dandy

We are going to a cabaret.


I. Maid


You shock me by----



heard that they have the best times! And I could
do an Indian war dance on the top of a table."

I. Maid.--"I could dance.

See, just like this"

Indian Maid (peevishly).



Columbus (crossly).

-"You needn't be so

"Ye gods!

Don't call me

(begins a war dance).
Columbus (surprised).
like the Indian men!"

I. Maid


"But you are dancing


I. Maid (climbing down and weeping).-"But--
but what shall I call you?"
Columbus (tenderly).-"Now, dearest, please
don't cry. You know I can't stand to see you cry."

these days all the women act like men.

Let's go!"


I. Maid whininglyy).

Come on.

-"We aren't going."
-"But why not?"

I. Maid (gleefully)
like it! I thought th

.-"Now, that sounds more
e sob stuff would make you

come across!"


"We are going back to our pedestal

(grabs her wrist and pulls her along).
I'll look as if I'm bossine you while uD tl


At least



Lola Mufnoz,



Lola.-"Characters ?

Where from?"

LOLA, a pupil.
Place.-Assembly Hall (Cristobal High School).
Time.-Afternoon (after school).

Mr. S.

"From books, from life, or by creating

(Lola stares at him stupidly.)


Mr. S.

(thinking she has understood).-"Now

Lola.-"Oh, Mr. Shakespeare, help me write a


"Yes, yes.

Why it is

Mr. Shakespeare ?"

I wrote them b

that you have your characters, make them con-
verse, and you will have your drama."
Lola.-"But, Mr. Shakespeare, suppose they do
not want to converse?"
Mr. S.-"It doesn't matter if they want to. Just
make them."

the dozens when-- .
Lola (interrupting).
Mr. S. "Don't b


"How could you ?"

e foolish, girl.

to the characters).-"But

God is the only one that can do that.

Think of a

Mr. S.

"Do what?"


"A plot?

Mr. S. (angril


Lola.-"Create people.

is that?"

"Find one.

(Lola gets up and looks for ( ne.


after her.)

c, -, TI


Mr. S. (desperately raises his hands, walks to

the door).


"I give up.




Please, Mr. Shakespeare, I have to write a drama

4 .4 .

Mr. Shakespeare.-"A drama?

Lola (astonished).-
Mr. Shakespeare.-






DI rnlge

a loud



wonder he doesn't make them take the scales apart

J. Keene,

to see if a screw is loose.

Hurry up, miser!


Characters.-Madame DEFARGE.

Place.-Meat counter, Canal Zone Commissary.

Time.-Saturday morning.

one will be taking the jewels
if you don't shake a leg."




really don't think so, do you
Oh! My jewels! My jewels!"

Madame Defarge.-
with his head cut off.

your daughter left,



(leaving in a hurry)

"There he goes like a chicken
(To butcher) Give me three

Madame Defarge (rushing wildly).-"Give me

three pounds of stew meat!

Hurry up!

Do you

think I have all day to stand around thi; place?
Stop staring at me-I want three pounds of stew


"I'm sorry, lady, but you will have to

go to the end of the line and wait for your turn.


pounds of stew meat now!





manager, or whatever
his eves out!"

Get something else.





see the boss,

you call him and I'll tear


Don' t make a scene.

-"I will not get anything else.

I want stew meat. Stop sh-ing me (tramping up

and down, knitting

so fast that one

can't tell

Madame Defarge (grinning at I
Did that reach your shell-like ears?




He called me

(To butcher) What do you mean by telling

me that I must wait for m

turn! You'll be wait-

ing for your turn at the guillotine if you don't
perk up and wait on me."

whether her tongue or her needles are


I'll butcher that butcher till




know a porterhouse steak from a leg of lamb.

fix him so he won't dare look me in the

I come around again.



" (She shakes her monstrous

knitting at him and tramps heavily off, with the


(whose turn is next).

one pound of stew meat.

"Please give me



Not over one pound,

following her.

(watching scales) Oh!

It weighs five pounds!
Butcher.-"Aw! XW


I'll be ruined!"

'ait a minute!


IW"ilia m

The pointer



will come back.

Twenty cents.

Is that all?"

One beautiful, dreamy

afternoon many






ago, a certain desperate villain decided to rob a

not sleep to-night for thinking how poor I am.


As soon as his mind was made up to



"Hurry up,

you old


accomplish this sinful act, he made all the


wad! It's a wonder you don't want to make sure
that the flesh came from the part nearest the cow's



sarv preparations that same afternoon and looted

the place that very night.


very crafty and wicked

This wretch was, in-
ed. He made a good

Shylock (flaring up).-"Mind your own business,
you old trouble-knitter."

job of it, leaving nothing of any value in the palace

he had wrecked.

collected all the goods and




These strange people will


that vy

,u have

never before been out of a wine shop."
Madame Defarge.--"They will, will they! Well,
I'll show them. If one of them dares suggest such
a thing, he'll look worse than Miss Pross did when
I finished with her."

Shylock (desperately).-

"Please put it back on

jewels, placed them on a raft in a nearby stream,
and made good his escape by floating down this
small river.
A few weeks later this same villain, disguised as
a beggar, visited this mansion, and from one of the
cooks, learned that a legion of detectives was to
have been installed in the mansion the night after
he had robbed it, for it haid been expected that the
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Acrr \T Itf I r( ( t:S


worthy being the

shower, under which rebellious


Deckman, '26.

or veVry






Much to our good luck, this year our social prob-

lems teacher, Miss Dodds,

was again allowed

take us on a sight-seeing trip over the Isthmus to
see some of the institutions that exist for the welfare
of the people.



was regulated by
the manipulation

a switch-board



trolled the amount and pressure of the water being
used to compel the submission of the patient.
The occupational ward proved a source of great

We all boarded

the train


afternoon en


Here, the most efficient of the female

route to Balboa so that we would have all day Sat-

urday for our social visits.

After much unrest on

our part in making sure we were all aboard, the train,
leaving at four, puffed on across the Isthmus for an

hour and three-quarters.

The time passed rapidly,

in tune with two ukeleles and many lively tongues.
On our arrival at Balboa we made a rush for Balboa

restaurant to satisfy our hungry selves.

That even-

ing, under guidance and chaperonage, we found good

times in various ways.

that we were

to meet at

We had all been informed

eight o'clock

the next

morning at the Administration Building to see the
We looked at the taxidermy and mural decora-
tions in the Administration Building and then, after
a brief examination of the library under the guidance
of a pleasant assistant, spent our time while we
waited for our delayed cars, in trying to convince
each other that our mattress had been the hardest

and our sleep the shortest.

The cars, three corn-

fortable ones, finally arrived, thanks to Mr. Hopkins,
Studebaker agent, who had been so kind as to lend

inmates were engaged in weaving baskets, hooking
rugs, and making bags, rag dolls, and numerous

other articles.

Their faces lighted with ior at th-

prospect of exhibiting their work,

which was a;

nearly perfect as their deficient minds would i allow.
In an adjoining room the most able-:olied of
the men were cutting, sawing, and hammering,

and, before our eyes,




were finished products re-


and painted;


c h iltire n s

such as desks, tables, and beds.



Tovs of every

were completed and ready

for sale.

In another room men were engaged in the process

of broom



was sorting

broom corn, another turning out the handle, and

so on until the task was completed.


It is inter-

to note that most of these men are not

but Canal

empl oyeess

who were injured

while working for the Canal.
After seeing the occupational ward and plying

Dr. Odom


we were


them to us.

Our first stop was

through the dormitories.

Row after row of spot-

less white beds greeted our


Few patients

COROZAL. were indoors;

those who were unable to work, the

Hildegarde Blythe,






on the






wildly insane people?

place of
Indeed not!

least, such was not the impression gained by the
social problems class as they were being conducted

amusing himself to the best of his ability.

An old


her hair gaily

was going on a



Another was

talking wildly to herself, but at the doctor's corn-


and Dr. Odom


various buildings of the institution.

manding request she grew calm.
to show the ladies how to smoke.

He asked her
She immedi-

64 THE



too, is deserving



poor, deformed creature sat in a chair laughing

and making queer gurgling sounds.

and feet moved



mouth stretched in a broad, silly, grin.

Her hands
We spoke,

she laughed again, and made more weird sounds,
as she rocked her body backward and forward





us, unseeingly.


We passed

Christian WVirtz,

Selecting an oversized brass key from a bunch,
the burly, brown sergeant, unlocked and slowly
opened the heavy white gate, allowed us to enter,
and then just as slowly closed and locked the gate
behind us.

We found



a high,

pityingl y.
On a little mattress covered over by mosquito
netting a child lay. He was seventeen years of
age, with the mind of a baby. He neither walked,
talked, heard, nor saw. We could not help won-
dering whether it is right for such a child to go on
on living, a burden to himself and all mankind.

barbed-wire stockade through whose only opening

we had just entered.

The inside of the fence was

bare except for a large house, a small shed, and a

mango tree.

It was into the large house that we

made our way.
The first thing that met our eyes was a large

dining hall.

The floor of this hall was like those

In the laundry

nothing e
pools of v


and ironing.
Ise paddled I


as content




Women who could do

and forth
as children


of the whole building in that it so sloped that the
entire room could be flushed with water. The
hall was also furnished with a moving picture
projector and screen so that the prisoners enjoy

in mud-puddles.
Were they happy?


movies twice a week.

Yes, indeed.

A few dis-

words from a popular song could be

heard here, a hymn there, as they toiled on, trust-
ing and praising as much as their feeble minds
would allow.
They were not surprised to see us; perhaps they

merely thought,

"more fellow men,

' if they were

capable of thought, and one could hardly doubt
this after seeing them work.

A pathetic case was that of Adolphus


an invalid, who for seven years had lain in bed.
His spine was broken so that he could never walk

Then we were conducted

to a large kitchen which could be compared to an


kitchen more than anything else-except

that the personnel were clothed in prison stripes.

Next we

were shown

the cells.

These were

large and airy, two of the walls being iron grating,
and the other two being solid. Inside of each cell
there were bunks for from four to nine men, the

number varying with the size of the cell.
cells were kept scrupulously clean and

were as

fitting a reward as one could wish, for a crime.
The last thing of interest was the solitary con-






concrete, quite small, without light, and without


Although he was not mentally deficient,

there was no other place for him, nor did he seem

to care.

He uttered only words of thankfulness


door the onli
pipe above.



opening was a srr

Excepting the
iall ventilation

About six feet from the ground were

at being so well cared for, and would, no doubt,
have scoffed at sympathy. Slightly propped up
by a back rest, he too, was making a basket. If
we had seen nothing more than the happy smile
which suffused Hazel's worn face, we should have
been amply paid for our trip.
From Corozal, we traveled on to Gamboa, and

under the able guidance of Captain


two iron rings which were used to keep the confined

on their feet during the day.

At night the men

were allowed to sleep on the floor.
This being all, we went out the iron gate which

was again slowly closed behind us.

Everyone was

of an opinion that the penitentiary would be a

good place to stay out of.
Walston for his courtesy,

Thanking Captain
we left the gates of



On our way
plant introdu(
beauties there
the main road
it influenced
shedding their
dry and brittle
edge of a poo
leading into t
trees hung ove
Little sprays o
the roadside.
It was on tl
Corozal. in th

h a

nd ma
nost u

which we
welfaree w
which le

r we took a brief drive
:tion gardens and view
, but whenever we wer
we saw nature's own w

by the
e except
1. A fer
he hills.
r, heavy

f yellow a

t at
w n;

w leaves,
some pl
arrow ro.
h their bi


through the

ed the p
e driving
ork, mos
Trees w
nd grass
:es near
.s were s
aces ma
den of fr

t of

nd purple were seen along

he Ancan road after a brief
Le midst of our great hurry
ke the boat at two-thirty, tl
expected occurrence as the


were welcomed at another insti
whichh we had not expected to
:ft us to go hungry and almost

call at
to get
iat we

Richard Beverley, '26.

set off from

Balboa Ya
waves wern
most of us
carried ast
transfers f
who at on
you yodanf
jumped a
is our Y. M
enjoy then
at Christrr
for the pat
where the
have a ba'
hillside. J
of the 'Ch
both Episi
If there is
is swung o
Japanese I

.cht Cl




iad pr
;ore by
om bo
:e put
C. IA.
as tim
neals a
eball c
ust at
opal a
going t

ut and
eper cc

In this jail

the boat dock

ub. The boat was sma
also, so none got seasi
referred a long, high jun
the burly blacks wh
iat to land, we met E
us at our ease. "G
back again this yea
from the boat. Th
where the patients can
This is their dining
e each year I play Sa
Next, I'll show you o
re prepared. Yes, of
diamond here even if
present, the 'Braves'
n'13. This is our chu
in:d Catholic services
to be Catholic service.
serves as a confession
lectern was present
olony. Up the hill h

insane and

ill, b

at the
ut the

p to Deing
o serve as
)r. Tucker
lad to see
r, as we
en -"This
I come and
hall where
nta Claus
ur kitchen
course, we
it is on a
are ahead
rch where
are held.
, this door
nal. This
ted by a
lere is our
ere is our



people are kept.

o a keeper can

to hit
used I
we ha
we na
red ti
here a
this si
type i
may t'
with t
as he s
size as
but he

ent o

on t
t un

d t

look ir
he heat
der his
up the

ibeea slats across
Now let's go
off we went, foil
ons. We apprc
le roof, clean c
screened porches.
ind treated-inj
injection is givi
according to hoi
ide room is a n(
s not contagious
ouch it." We w
fingers are shriv
:he disease. HE
patients, lit up
greeting her, we
is the money we
showed us some
real money but
:re. If the pat


we exchange

is hole is placed in the door
and see if anybody is ready
1. Once we had a man who
bed and not come out, so
bed each time. After that,
so he could not get under
down to the new hospital."
lowing Dr. Tucker with our
ached a large building with
cement and tile floors, and
"The patients are brought
ect oil called chaulmoolgra.
en once or maybe twice a
w strong the patient is. In
serve type of leprosy. This
s no matter how much you
'ent to see poor old Suzanne,
'elled and whose sight is dim
er face, like those of all the
at Dr. Tucker's approval.
went to the Doctor's office.
use here," said Dr. Tucker,
coins. "They are the same
can not be spent anywhere
ients want things from the


we went then to the great sandy beach,
the place with a new interest in the treat-
If leprosy and a profound respect for Dr.
Sand his work.

We returned about five o'clock to Ancon with

Dr. Tucker acc


nd at
red a

id pi
e dc


and anxious
;e the evening
Cristobal in
nd ready to c
most pleas;
year. Thot
prevailed the


:o appe
, train.
one of
nt and
gh rus

whole c

with new truths and
gs of that glorious

us. We were all ve
ase our appetites a
We arrived at Gat
our usual showers-
vet delighted with o
exciting days of o
h, trouble, and hunt
tay we all, with hea


told of

day to those who

questioned us.

MR 99852--9






Then to music from Mr. Jack Dwyer's Orchestra,


James Van Scotter,


was dancing until
included a prize



an elimination


8.55 a. m., Nov. 8, 1925.
Anywhere on the Atlantic side.

"Good morning, Central;


Give me 360, please.

Say there, Sapolio, why weren't you at the

Senior party

last night?

Tell you about it?

Gee, that was tough!
It was a calendar party

dance, and many tag dances.

Delicious refresh-

ments of cake and punch were served throughout

the evening.

Those present included the Cris-

tobal High School faculty and students as well as
as many of the alumni who were able to be there.

you know and the bunch was divided into twelve
groups according to their birthdays-you know-a

group for each month.



During the evening each

section was pitted against another in a game of one
kind or another, and it surely was funny to see our
gallant Rollos make a running dive into a pile of
female slippers that were in the center of the floor,
and come galloping back, madly waving their own
Sheba's slipper and trying to put it on in such a
hurried manner that some of them were trying to

put one shoe on over the other.
gave a representation. Some o


Then each month
f the acts were very

and some were really pretty.


was represented from Columbus discovering America
in October to the jolly jingle-bell sleigh ride party in
December. What? Oh, yes there was dancing;
the music was furnished by the high school's new
"Jazzics," and let me tell you Stilio, they were

The Sophomore party was held the evening of



tainly is a good adviser.
Masonic Temple decorate



They had the hall of the

in yellow

and white

crepe paper and it surely was a pretty sight. We
played all kinds of games of sport like tennis, peanut

race, and clothespin rn
to put on a stunt.

Yes, and each class had

The junior class stunt


because Surse Taylor and Charles Will are such good
hoboes. Everyone had a good time-as we all just
acted natural. The C. H. S. "Jazzics" furnished

most of the

music for dancing, but we'll never

forget Jimmie Raymond's
Wish you had gone, too.



strutting their stuff. And
that's it, when do we eat?

talk about eats!

They had a seasonal

menu-naw! they didn't feed us cloves and all-
spice, but each thing on the menu represented a

Rae Fischer, 26.

certain time of the year.
there's no mistake about ii
you during this afternoon ?

It was good, all right, and
t. By the way, what are
Well, let's go swimming!

All right, I'll see you down at the pool then. So long!"

At the Y. W. C. A., May

1926, the Freshmen

entertained the students, alumni, and faculty of the

high school at a country party.

were scattered around

to give

Hay and straw
an impression of


Christian Wirtz,

country life, and later confetti and serpentine were
thrown from every corner to brighten things a bit.
The costumes were tacky and old-fashioned; farmers'
overalls and hats were put to use. Old-fashioned

On Friday evening, January fifteenth, the
junior Class of Cristobal Hieh School save their

country games were played.

Dancing was in full

swine until the countrified refreshments.


Neely, '26.






She scored

an outstanding


Harry Thornton Moore,

Both of these young performers had a genuine

It is interesting to see a group of young people
in a play which deals with the junior generation.
None can embody a story of youth so well as
youths themselves, and the Cristobal High School
players give a version of it which convinces many
that this age, after all, is not so bad.

"The Goose Hangs High"

is a story of a modern




and Eunice

are but

two of the millions of modern parents who can
overlook the carelessness of their children and see
better things for them in the future.

In the r81e of twins,

William Coffev and Rae

Fischer brought levity into the gloomier moments.
That clever scene in which they win over Granny's

There is an atmosphere of wreaths and

holly and a white Christmas that is reminiscent
of home, and though this little play of laughter
and tears may seem saddening at times, it cheers

one infinitely in the end.


The happiness over-

St. Martin's goose hangs high.

young folks appear heartless-they come home
for Christmas vacation and pay but scant atten-
tion to the parents who have sacrificed so much


was well rendered.



made Bradley Ingalls the ideal representation of




and effervescent,


talking of

Freud, or of D. H. Lawrence, or of Gordon Craig.
When he becomes more at home on the stage the
quality of his acting will undoubtedly mellow into

at ease;


Rae Fischer, as Lois, was very much

it is quite evident that her dancing has

for them.


Everything up-to-date is brought in:

" "flappers,

and "petting parties.

" The

father is insulted by a boor who is above him in
the city hall, and he feels he must give up his

cherished position.

The family finances are at

a standstill, and the children are given a chance

given her a poise and grace.
and catching.

Her work is bright

The grandmother is an excellent commentator

on the play.

She points out odd little happenings

now and then, and when she tires of everything,

steps into the center of action and ends it.


to redeeni themselves.


Here it becomes evident

but thoughtless

all the while.

Steenberg differed from the usual conception of
the r61e, making Granny a haughty dowager in-

They have needed a sobering influence to show
them the folly of their frivolity.
Miss J. Isabella Dodds, whose dramatic work
is well known to Isthmians, directed the produc-

tion and supervised it completely.

Miss Dodds

has taken a group of people, most of whom were
totally unfamiliar with the stage, and has achieved



cast has a balance--

stead of a little fuss-budget.

Her make-up was

perfect, and her voice well attuned to the part.
In epitome, each of these principals was a per-
sonal success, yet each contributed to the general
Maurice Eggleston played Hugh Ingalls, the
oldest son, with ability and care, while Gay Turner

as Dagmar


his fiance,

was properly

Miss Dodds has the knack of bringing out every-
one's talent in the right proportion, and this gives

the production an even finish.

She knows and


Johanna Kleefkens, as Rhoda, the cook,

showed aptitude and stage presence.

Warren was excellent as Aunt


Julia, but should

understands the natures and temperaments of the

speak a bit louder; she has ability and a pleasing

young players and has an
working with them individ

see a

unfailing system


It is unusual

group of people so well coached.



Wirtz played

and looked entirely different each time.

Beverley, as Councilman


two roles,
was effec-

As the father and mother of the family, Surse
Taylor and Edna Duvall did exceptionally well.
They contrasted their lighter and heavier scenes,

blending their personations into a solidity.


tively brutal and cynical, while Carlos Pulgar as

a wealthy


and William Clinchard

as a

small-town boy completed the cast and creditably
held up their end of the play.

well-founded, deeply-wrought faith in the children

The set was beautifully arranged.

Ferns and

was well portrayed.




1~nl ne-nroi e obnnraArl~ s-bc rc, ire nC cPo rn~ s-nr c.Tr )1 ,

Christmas wreaths, a canary, a gateleg table, and
an mnliuFicf clh mPi-hnx added home atmos-





In fact,

this little drama of the


younger generation,

who are

"always ready to

those who are older than themselves the full

"We think

our fathers fools, so wise

Our wiser sons, no doubt will think

we grow;
us so. -

benefit of their inexperience

expensive production.
that "The Goose Han


was an unusually

It was not so long ago
igs High" flashed from the

sign boards of New York, and the royalty

was a luxury.
All things considered, this

was an ideal play

for the high school to present, and they deserve

great credit for their endeavors.

With a little

Act I. "The Youth of America is theiroldesttradition."-Wilde.

"Oh! Their goose hangs high!"-Beach.

Act II.

"Young fellows will be young fellows."-Bickerstaff.

"I'd like to see anyone persuade me to give up my life."-Beach.

Act III.

"Youth-to whom

was given

So much of earth, so much of heaven.

"We shall all be ready-always."-Beach.

polish here and an increase in

tempo there,

production may

be said

to have a finish

to it


found in amateur theatricals.

Gay Turner,

"WVith powerful objectives
IWatch your play."-HELMUTH.


Adviser, Miss DODDS.
Edna Duvall.

Vice President, Euphemia Woolnough.


Gay Turner.

The home of Mrs. Roger Bradley-now rented to her
law, Bernard Ingalls.

Act I.
Act II.

Late Afternoon-December 23.

Evening-December 29.

Treasurer, Teresa Gallagher.
Committee Chairmen.
Membership, Euphemia Woolnough



n, Mercedes Jordan.
Emma Banks.

Social, Irene Hopkins.

Curtain will be lowered to indicate

half hour.
Act III.


This has been an unusual year for us in regard to


Forenoon-December 30.

There are 64 girls eligible for mem-

bership, and out of this number approximately 54

are members.

This is about 25 more than

we have

ever had before.



a hit."-HERFORD.

As the aim of the Supper Club is

for the future to-morrow,

"To build to-day

" the program committee

has tried to have some educational talk or discussion

at each




the "Measuring

Bernard Ingalls, the father of a modern family


Ingalls, the mother of the


Noel Derby, an old friend of the family

Leo Da

a climber

who has

Julia Murdoc



h, interestedin


I ngalls, the oldest

Ronald Murdoch

Lois Ingalls

when the children






are away .. ...



hs all the family pride.......



wasn't sent to college.............

the twins who know their ( RAE FISCHER

Rod" for the general theme for the year, and we
have listened to talks on measuring rods for citizen-
ship, the home, our school, the person, and so forth.
Aside from the discussions by our adviser and other

Y. W. C. A.


we have enjoyed talks by

Reverend Moorman of the Brooklyn Y. M. C. A.,
and by Dr. Katherine Porter, a retired surgeon.
The service committee has been doing its share
of work in remembering the poor people of the town

with all kinds of Christmas cheer.

They have also

made things easier and more pleasant in school in
keeping the office supplied with flowers and in being
most willing to do many of the things which need

t Upon

stage they




In November a conference of the Balboa and
Cristobal girls was held at Balboa. At this time
various kinds of "ships"-worship, friendship, leader-
ship-were discussed, and all of us gained from this
gathering many things which could not have been
learned in school.
During the Easter holidays the Girl Reserves had

a camp at Taboga Island.

Only two girls from the

Supper Club were able to go, but from all reports
those who went had the time of their lives.
One of the biggest events of the year was the


and Daughters

Y. W. C. A., May 21.
daughters present.




held at the

There were 109 mothers and
The theme for the evening was

The tables were very


decorated with little sand roads down the center.
All the talks were based on Friendship Road for


and Daughter.


all of


brought to realize how much our friends and mothers
meant to us, at this banquet.
In June the club will close for the summer, but
we shall open it promptly in October.



few rules governing the


Papers were to be graded on theme, development,
and suitability for the high school year book.
The judges, people interested in the school but
not connected with it in any way, were:

\tilliam Randolph,

Mrs. C. A.


Mr. T. A. Dickson.

Cristobal High School is grateful for their in-

terest and efforts.

As we are proud of our short

stories, it was gratifying to receive from one

our judges in whose discretion we place
fidence, this comment:

great con-

"I have thoroughly enjoyed reading every

of these!

Some are indeed

very clever and

excellent in diction, style, and sentence structure
as well as development of theme, etc.

"I consider

one of the most mature

things from youngsters of high school
ever read!t

I have


Gay Turner, '26.




are some






for the high school under the leadership

of the musical director. Miss Currier.

For the second time Cristobal High Schoo

ar held a short story


member of the high school.


to every

This contest, open-

This year

the chorus, to which every member of the high
school is eligible, has been studying the cantata


" If



ing about the midd

of April.

of March, closed the seventh

Everyone took part with more or less

planned, this cantata will be the main number of
a musical program to be presented to the public

Many interest

The results shown were gratifying.
:ing stories were handed in. They

were well written, too,; indeed it was hard to be
lieve that amateurs could do so well.
For the first grand prize, Clarice Steenberg, of
the Senior Class, and Surse Taylor, of the Junior
Class, were tied.


of June.

The Girls'


and the Bovs




direction of Miss Moore, have been studying all
year and will give several numbers for the musical

The orchestra,


the leadership of Miss


Receiving honorable mention
and Elizabeth Warren.

J. Keene was first in the cl

ass of 1926.

were Gay


Currier, deserves special mention.


a laige

din'ii r

at thz

The orchestra

at the Gatun Clubhouse the evening of the pres-

Clara May won first place among th

Helen Montgomery, Helen

e juniors.

Vineyard, and James

entation of t
Hangs High,

:he Senior Class

and at a reception at

"The Goose

the Y

Grider received honorable mention.

The orchestra will also pla

v at th: musical

For the Sophomores, George Jordan was first,
with Jane Toulon and Jack Klunk getting honor-
W'I 1 I ^ 1-n

evening and for comment

has the orchestra

'* fI- .

in such

N ever

b.f re


177.~ r -i -. if I rn~ r Ir ohc

C. A.

1( T

i .. I 1 r

...J _

70 THE


-. % .w




Rae Fischer. '26.


Numerical results are an unce


the moral


rtain epitome in
of an athletic



he would

fights on the

be almost

floor during



a game,



than likely by the stretcher route.

Some high school athletic season




records, al-


marred by the exploits of a few ignorant, pugilistic
players who imagine they are prize-fighters, and
are continually striving in the midst of a game to

Returning to the original

subject, it should be

stated that although our school won only a single
victory out of a possible five it has established a
record for fair play and good sportsmanship that
is almost unsurpassable.

gain or retain a reputation of

This type of player is not

not standing any

tolerated in Cristobal


track, and swimming were completed

without even the semblance of an argument.
Arguments, arising as arguments will in baseball,

High School.

If a reputation should be earned


completely and conclusively by the

by a player for being hot-headed, a bad sport, and

rule book.



Our team at its


best with Grider easing


a doubt, baseball

most successful sport even if it
with moral victories.

.1 was our
was replete i

-2 C. H.S.--4,
-4 C. H. S.-4,

S--20 C. H. S.-

We entered the Twilight League, and


we finished near or in the cellar

in both halves,

C. H. S.-x,
C. H. S.-4,

we had plenty of practice,

and fun galore, not to mention

a few

Our first game was lost to the Receiving
and Forwarding Agency by the one-sided

Ft. DeL.-13
R. F. A.-1o.
R. F. A.-i.
IFr. DeL.--8.

R. F.


U. M. C.


2-3 C. H. S.- U. M. C.--2
Total runs: C. H. S.--6. Opponenrs--91



Games lost--7.


; them


consisted of the


c-Jack Klunk.
I b-John Ordway.
2b-Lefty Will.
ss-Billie Coffey.
'3b-Edward Lowande.
If-Elmer Miller.
cf-Christian Wirtz.
rf-Herbert Peterson.

next two games

won, 6 to 2, and 12 to 2, from the R. &
F. A. and the Union Men's Club respec-

and naturally

ourselves good.

a team of

12 to 5

we began to think

But then Fort DeLesseps,


, and 13 to 4.

hams, walloped us
From then on we

never took ourselves seriously.




2-10 C. H. S.--, Ft. DeL.-6.

2--IS C.
2-20a C.
2-23 C.


7, R. F. A.-4.

H. S.--2, R. F. .--1.
H. S.--I3, U. M. C.-4.

Tr C

rr r r C'

Bench-Albert Days, "Lefty"Wal-

lace, Royal Higgason,

and Paul

ackie Klunk, our catcher, had the best

throwing arm on our team.

second on

a line, and

He pegged

caught many

*-.*~~ % rv I I ,' I


score of 9

to o.


H \. I II



Ordway held down first.

was the

Klunk pitched the first six innings, and

The box score:

best fielding first baseman in the league,
not having committed an error during the

entire season.
up position.

own wv

for the fourth, had everything his


Grider twirled the last three

John batted in the clean- innings and also acquitted himself well.

With the bases loaded and

a hit needed, he rarely if ever failed to

Balboa H.
Cross, Ib....

Klunk was the slugging sensation of Jones, 3b ......

the day.

He connected for four clean

pole out a long drive,but with nobody on, singles and a double, out of five chances.

Ordway usually struck out.

a record

He boasted

of being sent back to the bench

21 times by the strike-out route.

Second base wps held down by Lefty)
Will Lefty was the only left-handed

Butters and Jones hit well for Balboa.
The box score:

Balboa H.

Woodruff, rf....

second baseman in the league, but being N Jones, rf..

a southpaw evidently did not bother his

Cross, 2b....

2 a 0 0 0 0

..... 2 0 0 0 0
..... 3 0 7 2

Butters, 21b.....
Van Siclen, rf...
Russey, rf....
Driscoll, ss.....
Trowbridge, c..
Knabenshue, cf.
Wedwaldt, If...
Hutchings, p..
Totals.,. ..




I 1 1 0 I
lI ii01

.. 4 2 2 3

O 2

1 2 0000

. I 0
. ... 4 o

0 0 0 0

2 c 4

... 4 o I o 4

, 2
~ 4.

c o X 0 0
o o 0 0

... 4 0 2 3


fielding for he fielded and threw accurately Knabenshue, I b

during the whole season.

Although Will

is small he can clout a baseball hard and

far. He knocked a home-run



Union Club one day, and they have not
found the ball yet.

Our best

hitter was

finished the season with


Lowande who
a grand average


IR. Jones
| Trowbric

Wood, cf

Lowande played third all season

and was selected to play the


corner on the All-star Twilight League

C r;ot

I o 3

0 C

iado, ss, p... 5 2 o I 5s
p, ss..... 5 3 2 o
;, 3b........ 5 2 3 I 2 0
dge, c...... 4 2 0 6 2 0
If..... .... 4 o o o
f. ... 3 o o 1 1 1
.... ....... 36 9 7 211 o 5

b.l H S An R H Pn A F

Peterson, ss, i
Coffey, c, 3b.

Miller did not bat so well, but he Ordway, Ib..

played the outfield flawlessly.


Klunk, c, p...
W Vtir? rtf

was the outfielding 'find" of the H.. "' ,
A L-Higgason, 2b,
At the commencement of the G
hostfitplr nnhnislidv inpectrre

S**. t--- -

that \Wirtz could ever get under a fly, not

to say hang on to one.
needed was a try-out.

But all Christian
He got it and

from then on he played center. Many
were the three-baggers that Wirtz pulled
down after a hard run and a grand-stand
onehand catch.

Peterson, in right,

was noted as the

man who couldn't get more than

per game.

However, there were

few games that Herbert didn't connect.
On Saturday, January 30, we travelled
to Balboa and were severely trounced by
Balboa High School, 5 to o.
Grider started pitching for us but was
taken out, and replaced by Klunk. Klunk
held the Balboa sluggers well in hand but

the change

was too late.



hurled a marvelous game.


He allowed

but three hits, two of which were infield
hits. The only clean hit made off Hutch-
ings was by Albert Days, the slugging
Sophomore, when Days singled sharply

W ill, 2b......
Miller, 3b, ss.
Eggleston, rf.


Sr .k5 X

L r i l J

f...... 5 I o o 4 o0

...... 5 2
.... 5 i 4 2
1. 4 1 0
If.... 3 o 1 ol o
...... 2 0 I 0 0
...... 4 1 3 2
.. .. 5 a 2 0 2 I
.... 02100 o o

- 4 ] 4


i1 19 27 14


i Two-base hits--Klunk, R. Jones. Stolen
bases-Klunk 2, Coffey, Wood, Anasta-
ciado, Trowbridge. Hit by Pitcher-by


i (Wood), by Anastaciado i, (Hig-

Wild pitch-Klunk.

-by Klunk

7, by Butters

ciado 3, by Grider, 1.


Struck out


Losing pitcher--

Winning pitcher-Klunk.


Cristobal H. S
W ill, 2b....... .
Coffey, 3b, c .
Ordway, Ib.....
Klunk, c, p......
Peterson, If, 3b..
Wirtz, cf.......
Grider, p........

Higgason, If.
Miller, ss .. .

Eggleston, rf.



. 4

0 0 I 1 I

. 2 1 0 2 0

4 01 100o
... 2 0O 12 O 0

.. 4 o I l 3 o
..1001 2 0

. 2 0 0 0 0 0
. 3 o o o 0 C

...... I 0 0 0 0 0


29 3


2 26 8

tBatted for Miller in ninth inning.




Two-base hits-Cross, Butters, Driscoll,




Coffey, Ordway, Wirt
Hutchings to Cross;


Double plays-

Trowbridge to But-

Left on bases--Cristobal 5, Balboa

4. Struck out-by Hutchings


9, by Grider i.

12, by

Hit by pitcher-

by Hutchings 2 (Peterson, Coffey). Losing


Umpire McGinley.

Thus ended a long and successful base-

ball season.
another team

Next year we hope to put
in the Twilight League.

Whether or not this team will be semi-
alumni it is impossible at present to

. We met our Waterloo in the last game

of the series at Cristol
again our Nemesis.

bal. Hutchings was
He allowed but two

hits, both two-baggers which were crashed
: out in the first and third by Klunk and

Wirtz respectively.

After that, nobody

could touch him.
Grider, on the other hand, fared not


One drawback of an Alumni

team is that the real Cristobal High School
baseball team will not develop sufficient
teamwork to beat Balboa, while on the
other hand, we are almost sure to win the




Alumni in our line-up.

In closing

we wish to thank all those

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1 r rcl

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Fancy Diving.


Swimming officially started with the
election of Jack Klunk as captain. For
a month and a half Klunk tried to get a
big crowd of swimmers out to practice
but with the possible exception of two
occasions his efforts were in vain. And
on February 20, we crossed to Balboa and
lost the annual swimming meet by the
close score of 43 to 39.

I. Coffey,

C.H. S.

2. Hutchings, C. H.
3. Golden, B. H. S.

4. Hayden,


C. H. S.


Balboa High


School (Hutchin

den, Allen, Helmerichs).

2. Cristobal High School

an important

The school tournament

out sixteen


a record

field, and was played off in ten days.
Ordway won the tournament with
not once having to exert himself.
The summary:



Jack Klunk, indisputably the


swimmer in the Canal Zone and more
than likely in the Republic of Panama,
won the 5o-and loo-yard free styles im-
pressively, and in the fast times of 24 25
seconds and ;8 seconds flat.

The summary:

So-yard free -tyle.

Taylor, Klunk.



Balboa, 46 12.
Cristobal, 35 i 2.
Highest point scorers:
1. Jack Klunk, C. H. S.
2. Byrne Hutchings, B. H.
3. William Coffey, C. H. S.
4. Lawrence Golden, B. H.

John Ordwayv


Will d. James Van


Jack Klunk d. Herbert Peterson, 5-7,
6-3, 6-1.
Billie Coffey d. Albert Days, 6-3, 6-o.
Maurice Egg!eston d. Edward Lowande,
6-3, 6-4.

SGeorge Daniels d. Morris Luce,
Christian Wirtz d. RobertPavne

2. Helmerichs, B. H.
3. Hutchings, B. H.

2. Wedwaldt, B. H.
3- Butters, B. H. S.
4. Hayden, C. H. S




Sinclair, U. S. S
E. Pratt, U. S.



\ Ward B


d. Morton Southard, 6-0,

S. S. Pennsylvania;

A. S. Korschach, U. S.



G. A.

I; Herbert Northrup,
Alma Mann.


This is an unpleasant subject and the
less said about it the better.
Enthusiasm in track practice was high,


Ordway d. Will,
Coffee d. Klunk,

6-3, 6-c.

Eggleston d. Daniels, 6-2, 6-0.
Bronson d. Wirtz, 6-3, 6-1.

Ordway d. Coffey, h- 3, 4-6, 6-2.

220o-vard free style.

Time: 2 minutes,
1. R. Wood, B. H. S.
2. Wedwaldt, B. H. i
3. Eggleston, C. H. S
4. Parsons, C. H. S.

5o-yard back-stroke.



much promising material

was in evidence.


nearly every athlete was confident, and
then-migosh, what a washout!
In the annual high school track meet, Ordway
SEggleston, our track captain, won seven-
Eggleston, our track captain, won seven"

teen points for Cristobal High School.
Balboa High's athletes confiscated the
rest, which amounted to about 60 points.
Eggleston's points were scored as fol-

d. Eggleston, 6-2, 6-2


d. Bronson, 6-3, 4-

d to Balboa

and, by winning four out of five matches,
successfully defended our tennis cham-
pionship, which we have held since 1921,
the first year of inter-scholastic tennis

1. Hutchings, B.
Klunk, C. H.

B. H.

4. Coffey,

S., and Granberry,

tied for

second place.

Second pl

First competition on the Canal Zone.

ace in

the broad jump and the 50-yard dash.
Third place in the shot put.
Next year we hope to do better. We
are losing Eggleston, but DeReuter, Will,


and Rankin

As usual, Ordway was victorious. He
defeated Woodruff, Balboa High's tennis
champion by the one-sided score of 6-1,
Ward Bronson lost the first set of his
match to Knabenshue, 6-4, but steadied

i. Knight, B. H. S.
2. Eggleston, C. H.

3. Taylor,

C. H. S.

4. Helmerichs, B. H.

0oo-yard swim.

to step taster next year.

Unfortunately DeReuter was ineligible
to participate this year, otherwise we are
sure Eggleston would not have monopo-
lized all of C. H. S. points.
Higgason, the Sophomore sprinter, is
Another runner we are Dlacins our hones

down and by using his


forehand drive more often, easily

won the

last two sets, 6-1, 6-3.

Coffer lost

to Robinson, a southpaw,

6-3, 8-6.

and Bronson

Tennis this year occupied

place in sports.


d. Jack Wallace,

Time: 25" 3

i. Klunk

C. H. S.

4. Taylor,

s: Referee,
Shears, U.

C. H. S.

go-yard breast-stroke.

C. H. S.

1. Coffey,

.6~ z. 6-o.

34 2 5 seconds

On December 26,

we crosse

First place in the oo-vyard dash.

place in the high jump.

C. H. S.



In the doubles, Ordway





Coffey and Eggleston easily won from
Butters and Driscoll, 6-4, 6-.
John Ordway, our undisputed Canal
Zone inter-scholastic tennis champ,
stands six feet one in his stocking feet.
He has a remarkable set of services:
slice, reverse twist, cannon-ball, and the
American twist, all of which he craftily
disguises. The American twist, which he
follows up to the net is the basis of his
service. His forehand drive is powerful,
but occasionally erratic. His backhand

is a pull,
smash, and

i he rarely

like tha
s favorite
r, if ever,

t of

R. N.
ke is a
to kill

any lob he can get his racquet on.
Ward Bronson, alias "Spark
Ordway's runner-up for the school cha
pionship, has a unique forehand drive.
imparts a great deal of spin to the I
and can place it in either corner. i
service is excellent for a boy, and
backhand fair, as is his smash. "Spark
has the fighting ability and the grit
make a champion. He plays best wli
losing and is consequently defeated oc
sionally but never beaten.
Prospects for next year are not
bright. Ordway and Bronson have I
us; the rest of the team hope to
alumni. However, our perfect ten


record should inspire some of the lower
classmen to practice during this coming
In conclusion we wish to congratulate
the Balboa High tennis team on the per-
fect sportsmanship shown. A feeling of
friendship was felt by both teams during
the matches. We only hope it will be
like this next year.


Girls athletics
this year than


the absence of Miss Mathee, who

left in September
turned to us in Febr
the girls, working
aged to accomplish
but many of the f
enterprises had to I
fact that time ar
limited. Baseball,
which have always

for vacation and re-
uary as Mrs. Babbitt,
by themselves, man-
some of their training,
former interscholastic
be ignored due to the
id instruction were
swimming, and tennis,
played an important

part in girls' high school life were dropped
entirely. The basketball season, which
furnished the only interschool interest,
was postponed, and with its postpone-
ment, enthusiasm, which had been awak-
ened by the return of Mrs. Babbitt, again
began to lag, and it was only after much
scrub practice that we finally managed
to obtain a suitable line-up.
March 20. The first of the series of

interschool games was I
Balboa floor. Each tear
victory. Each team exy
The spirit of the game wa
part, purely antagonistic;
hostility demanded self-'
part of the opposing teai
fought furiously for the b


have been less important
in any preceding year.

on the
out for
the most

control on
ms. Each
all. When


time whistle was blown, Cristobal
e up with one of her moral victories,
the score of 16-8 was in Balboa's
r. The line-up was as follows:
F-Boomer, M.
F-Kemp, V.
C-Svensson, D.
SC-Montgomery, H.
G-Smith, E.
G-Fischer, R.
Hackett, E.
Neely, M.
Bliss, Z.


met the Balboa


on our home floor. In contrast with
that of the former game the spirit was
friendly. There were no hard feelings
and there was no need of exerting self-
control. The game went quickly to the
last quarter. At this time our players
were somewhat upset. A sprained ankle
and several cases of fatigue rather lowered
the spirit. It was a blow to our pride,
but not such a surprise to the spectators

that the final


was 13-0

in our

ponent's favor.
April Io. Our team again journeyed
across the Isthmus with high enthusiasm.
As one of our forwards had left the Zone,
a generalmix-up of positions had followed.
The spirit was a fighting one but not
contentious. The final whistle inter-
vened when the score was 2-12 is favor
of Balboa. This game ended the series
of three out of five games, and also ended
the interschool work.
We can not close without a word of
commendation for the Balboa team.
Besides having an exceptionally well-
trained team, they have also strong
material. Their star forward, who has
played for several years, is the best at
her position on the Zone, and will, we feel,
be decidedly missed by her team mates.

Their jumping

center besides being

a very

good player, is one of the champion
swimmers of the Isthmus. Although
some of our girls are quick, the Balboa
team is a little quicker. We all join in
congratulating Balboa on their successful
season and in thanking them for their
splendid cooperation. As a general rule
their spirit is inspiring and eager. People
who have kept account of athletics through
the years have commented on the remark-
able improvement in the inter-school

Coconut palms swaying, mystically playing
In the breeze;
Lamplights glittering, little children tittering
With delight;
My jade parrot mocking, the little boat rocking
On the seas;
The big clock's ticking, the horse's hoofs' loud clicking
In the night;
My heart's sincere wishing, the little waves swishing
On the beach;
The busy locust droning, the cold wind moaning

In despair;
The clear church bells ringing, the hazy moon clinging
Beyond reach;
The sound of dry leaves falling, a sweet voice calling
From the stair;
Gentle sounds murmuring, my heart softly whispering,
"You must go."
My thoughts paid no heeding, my dreams withstood pleading;
I said "No."

-Helen 7. Keene, 'i6.



' /

Irene IHopkins,



We're off!

new officers on the teaching staff and more passen-
gers aboard than ever before.

Oct. 9.

Initiation of

new passengers.

they all look too sweet for words?
Oct. o. First number on recreation



mischief, a few tears, much fun, and a good time
in general.

20. First meeting of th

Bill Clinchard's quarters.
its log.

e crew

Plans for the

at Capt.
ship and

8. Something new and different which not

Supper Club with
Election of officers.

old members

as hostesses.

Oct. 12. Passengers who have been aboard three


elect officers to-day.

Oct. 13. Third year passengers elect their offi-

every ship can boast.

Gordon Ka-iger, one of our

second-year passengers, is presented with a medal
for the heroic part that he played while on shore
leave at Gatun Spillway in saving the life of one
of the girls from the Colon schools.


Oct. 14.

Second year people choose their repre-

Dec. I 1.

hostesses at

Third year passengers are Supper Club
t a jolly gathering. Miss Geopfarth

sentatives, and

new passengers, not

to be

outdone, select theirs.

Oct. 23.

The final steps are taken in making up

gives first
Dec. 18.




Fourth year passengers entertain all on

the crew of the good ship


board at chow time with a program.


26. Boys get ready for the year's athletic
First meeting.

Dec. i8-Jan. 4. At
Christmas holidays.



Oct. 26. Fourth year passengers get two privi-

Jan. 4.

Back at the ropes again.

Hard work!


Red letter day.
'. Shore leave!

We miss one of our fourth year passengers who has



transferred to the port of New

York whence

will continue her journey.

Good luck, Zelda.


the Y. M. C. A. fc

orchestra "The Jazzics,

year passengers give party at
ir all on board. The ship's new

makes its first appearance.

Jan. 8. Supper Club meeting. Second year girls
are cooks. Miss Dodds has second "standard"

talk-"Standards for our School.

A program is given by groups selected according

The crew meets for conference at the

to their month

of birth.

"Oh You Santa Maria,

quarters of First Mate

J. Taylor, Jr.

A jolly

Let Me Call You Sweetheart."
Nov. 8. Supper Club again.
for big meet in Balboa. Fourt


Plans are made
h year girls enter-

Nov. 9-o10. Ship's doctors looks us over.
Nov. 10. Uosilon Gamma Gamma sets together

Jan. I

The third year passengers give

party in

the Masonic

Temple hall.

number of former passengers are present and

Tan. 22.

a de


Clarice Steenbera, of the crew, enter-

Oct. I. Hoist the mudhook!



in Colon Hospital.

Everybody thankful it was not

April 12. Play rehearsal begins.


Visit irs aboard.

Reed, of Quit3,


The Reverend W. L.

us an interesting talk on

April 16.

The baseball fans, Mrs. Klunk, Rear

Admiral Miss Dad Is, and Officer Miss Peterson,
give a big chow to the team.
April 17. Short story contest closes.

Feb. 12. Dr. Katherine Porter comes aboard
and gives us a delightful talk on customs and
conveyances in China.



Ship's nurse looks at our vaccinations.

23. Short-Story



passengers, ably

aided by Officer Miss Peterson, are hostesses to
Supper Club with Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham,
Miss Knoblough, Doctor Porter, and Mr. Moor-

man as special guests.

Mr. Moorman takes the

third standard talk-on the subject

of Citizenship.



After an unusually good supper,

Porter conducts a discussion

of health


13. Johanna Kleefkens entertains the crew

at a "chop suey feed,

" after which we adjourn to

the upper deck of the old boat for the business
Feb. 18-23. All of us try for promotion at the

half year.
Feb. 24.
our moral



No one looks too happy.
Rear Admiral Miss Dodds presents to

victorious swimmers the C.

new officer,




ss McNaughten,
on the teaching

March 3. Rear Admiral Miss Dodds gives us
our report cards. This is the reason for the long



left to-day

for the

We are very sorry to lose Miss McMahon

and we all wish her

"Bon Voyage.

May 7. First year passengers give a country
party at the Y. W. C. A. Hay! Hay! Farmer

14. First


of "The


Hangs High" at the America Theater.
May 15. "The Goose Hangs High" is given at
the Gatun Clubhouse.

17. Advance

with Charles Will'

sale ticket



s side victorious.

18. The social

problems class

and the

physics class are taken to visit the new automatic
telephone exchange by Officers Sewell and Dodds.
May 21. A delightful Mother-Daughter Ban-
quet is held at the Y. W. C. A.


side of

the ticket contest

gives a swimming party to Charles Will and his

side (the




entertained at the Veterans' Club.

May 28
June I.

"Tacky Day.

" Most of us look like

on initiation day.
We are getting to be short timers. Only

thirty more days.

Is anyone sorry ?

June 7. "The Goose Hangs High" is given at
Coco Solo.
June 8. Dr. M. E. Conner of the Rockefeller
Foundation, speaks to the Social Problems Class.


12. All

hands on deck!

Inspection of

Supper Club with another section of first-year

as hostesses.


absent for first time since founding of club.


to. The


Van Winkle" is

given at the Cristobal Clubhouse.
June 1I. A musical evening, including "Rip Van


June 12.

" is given at the Gatun Clubhouse.

Junior-Senior Banquet is held at the

new secretary, Miss McGillivray helps out in our
discussion of "Standards of Health."



June i8.

"The Goose Hangs High" is presented


For those who had clean lockers,

at the Balboa Clubhouse.


Dodds gives an

ice cream

treat after duty.

June 19. Balboa Seniors invite our Seniors to
their Class Night held at the Mosque in Balboa.

-. -i rr 4

Some of our first-year, lady










to South. from East to

From near and far they've come.


To see
We get

how things are done.
encouragement from


they periscope

We better grow because of them.



The EI92 number of THE CARIBBEAN

testing and the most unusual

is the most

year book we have

You asked me to comment up

on your magazine.


The con test

stories are extremely good,

only say that it is one of the finest high school magazines

I have ever seen.

The photographs of teachers, pupils,

excellence being partly due to the use of description and

local color.

The same is true of

"Nature Impressions.

and scenery add an air of distinction all your own.

are very

glad to



book and consider


These were impressions that were made by members of
the senior class in one month's observation of an object,

as seen from day to day.

"Thoughts on Looking Across

Apokeepsian, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.


Your exchanges
your interest in at

the Sei is



Having described

the sea at morning, midafternoon, sunset, and

the writer closes with this beautiful

are very interesting.

on the

We like to


of night


"The sea-

The Reflector, Leonardo,


To publish such

achievement for

a maga

a school m

zine as yours is a wonderful

any times your size.

We are

delighted by the beauty of your snapshots and the origi-

nality of the cuts

with the

found interesting, and the

class pictures.

essays humorous.

The stories

Thanks for

In long, uneven swells,
Blue and silver
And gray bv turns-
Hisses against the shore.
The hills
With rainy mists are seen
Gray against
The sun's bright sheen.
The purple rainclouds,

your comment.


with gold


(That tarnishes not
Nor vet grows old)

Hang low


Reading THE CA

I find vo



It proved a:


as most enjoyable and in- The eve

diversion from the



magazine a success in every


Judging from the class pictures I gather th

of the
at your

ning's rosy afterglow.

The Spectator, Johnstown,


many photos of the

school is not very large-which adds to my astonishment.

of Cristo

bal, Canal

graduating c!ass.
The Monitor,


You certainly put cut a remarkable book.

Most of your



cuts have a
tion strikes

very original

me as


most unique.

In fact, your publica-

We welcome you

one o

to our

exchange column.

You have

f the finest magazines that we have ever received.

Your class pictures are original and the literary depart-

The Mirror,


Your magazi
from cover to

ne is always eagerly awaited


Its great

number of

photographs helps to make it unique among



ment excellent.


and perused

our ex-




EAN, published


is one of



r, Philadelphia,







The Gleaner,



Let's hear front you again.
The Exponent, Greenfie/d,


our descriptions we greatly
The Broadcasit





Cedar Chest.

A well-developed,

Jackson, Michigan.

The Reflector is an interesting and well-arranged paper.
It shows every evidence of a strong school spirit. We find

that we do nor agree with Sylvia Frankel's article on

Art of Cheating."


to encourage


cheating in

schools instead of deterring it.

Poet's Cor





the poem


r, New Jersey.
We like the

"School" by Thelma

"Chips Off the Old Block" is good also.

The Red and Black.

Newport, Rhode Island.

Your magazine is very good, and affords lots of pleasure
in reading it.

The Mirror.
A peppy up-to-date paper.

Norwood, Ohio.
Your poetry issue was very

The Student.




and well


Why not place your staff at the beginning of the maga-

zine and add an index?

Your literary department is good.



A dandy paper, but where

Fall River,
are the jokes?


Don't you think you could enlarge it and add a few poems?




is beyond reproach.

New York.


We like this magazine very much.



Portland, Maine.
It is filled with good

was very good.

you have a monthly exchange?

The IWhisp.

Wilmington, Delaware.

The Cambridge Review.
A splendid magazine!

department is worthy


We very much enjoy reading The

stories interesting and




We find the

The cover designs


Each one proves better than the last.

The Zonian.
We always
read it from

Every department


look forward to receive
cover to cover. Your

deserves special

Canal Zone.

ng the Zonian, and

cuts are

We feel

The Exponent.

Greenfield, Massachusetts.

The Exponent is another welcome addition to our ex-

change list.

Your athletic section is dandy.

Come again.

that the I
are g'ad t
and B. H.

book was the best you



ever put out.


C. H. S.

The Monitor.

Your school



ills, Massachusetts.

are well written and must


great interest

to your high school.

However, a joke de-

The Broadcaster.

A. H. Shaw, 7,r.

An interesting magazine.

High School,


Your book would be greatly

apartment, and

a literary department would be

a great

improved if the


advertising material were all

of being scattered

throughout the book.


The Gleaner.


Rhode Island.

A fine magazine.


designs are novel.

The Arrowette.


New York.

Welcome to

our exchange


We find your

The Tradesman.

Boston, Massachusetts.

paper interesting

and original with

a fine show of school

A fine, well-arranged


cuts are very

We enjoyed

the article and pictures on fencing in

The Spectator.
(Why not


put your

of your magazine
The Spectator is


table of


town, Pennsylvania.
at the beginning

instead of the end ?)
always welcome. It shows hard work


We like the way your exchange

editor writes up the exchanges and envy your advertising

terest from

Your senior number especially


to end.

one's in-

The cuts are excellent.

the November issi

The Pal.
An interesting,

ae of The


Sausalito, California.

well-organized book.

splendid. We like the interest di
the splendid school spirit which i

the book.

An exchange

apartment would put

cuts are

splayed in athletics and
s portrayed throughout

department and a literary de-

your book above reproach.

We like the few

lines of poetry that precede each depart-


The Ahdawagam.





The headings for the

Ink nonsense

Staten Island,


New York.

departments of Pen and

are ca

The Ahdawagam

is always welcome in C.

read it from beginning to end.

terest in

athletics and various oti
But where is your exch

H. S.

Its originality and m-
her organizations is re-
ange department?

'Pt.~ 61.41/ Ma, n an V

The Reflector.

Your literary

The Curtis

FJnrr Tmrl



The Woodward Tattler.

We are glad to welcome you and count y

Toledo, Ohio.
ou amone

The Red and Black.


We very much enjoyed your paper-especially

our friends.


We find your paper interesting with evi-

of a fine school spirit.

The Trinitonian.

Waxahachie, Texas.

principal's column, which never fails
literary department is excellent.

Red and Black.

to inspire.


Tampa, Florida.

The Trinitonian always finds a warm spot in the heart

of C. H.

cuts are splendid, and your editorials very good.

For have you not taken one of our most pop-

ular teachers, Miss

M. J. Barnhouse?

her personality and pep will inspire you
paper is good in every detail.

We feel sure that

as it did us.


Hi Life.
Your exchanges are very interesting.



We like the way you

Rockford, Ohio.
You must have



The Trident.

Ocean Grove, New Jersey.



Your covers are very attractive and pleasing to the


Your literary department is splendid.

A few

An interesting
and interesting.


Your editorials are instructive

more pictures would add much more to its attractiveness.

The Colgate



New York.

The Retina.

Your cover designs


Toledo, Oh.
are very attractive and show origi-

We liked your poetry section very much.

Your interest in


is evident.

Don't you think

a literary department would improve your paper?


you think it would be better to have your editorial at the

beginning of the book

instead of in the middle?

The Flashlite.

very interest


"High School




quires deserves special mention.

The Torch.

West Philadelphia,


A fine

magazine that shows originality

and spirit.

like the fact that you have illustrated some of your stories.
Your joke department is very good.

The Tauntonian.



WVest Port Crier.
A splendid paper.

same en

in His Diary"
tries if he were

Kansas Cityv,

We like


"Modern Pepys Makes

and feel that he would make the

in Cristobal.

An up-to-date paper with

a good literary department.

The Herald.



We are glad to welcome the following


to our

A splendid paper with a lively staff.

live up to your motto.

You certainly

"Helpful Hannah" is amusing and

exchange list once more. We
and worthy of special comment.

find all of them

We hope


to hear from them

we are sure

the perplexed students derive a great



from her.

The Arrowette, Auburn, New


The Cardinal.

A dandy paper.

Tech Life.
A fine


Your editorials are especially


Washington, D. C

Your editorial


is very

The Racquet, Portland, Maine.



The Comment,
Enosburg Falls


St. Paul, f
Hi Spirit,

are also glad to


Enosburg Falls,


the follow


new exchanges

true. We agree
cism is easy."

The Memoirs.

An interesting magazine,

that "Art is

but why

difficult but

Portland, Oregon.
not add an exchange

and hope to hear from you again:

The Purple Quill, Galveston, T exas.
The Oracle, Jamaica, New York.

The Shuttle,
The Oriole,



Baltimore, Maryland.

The Magpie.
An interesting little magazine.



Your school notes must

be of great interest to your school but why not add a joke

department and enlarge your exchange

The Acorn.



We are always glad to welcome new

to hear from you again.

We find


friends and hope

the Acorn very interest-
ss Witticisms."

ing and especially enjoyed "Witles



~.. .
* -.-









was once

a fair maid Johanna,

Who surely could play the pianna,
But we begged her to play
At noontime each day;

I spent the week in preparation,
But inspiration and I had separation,
I thought of many a rhymy combination,
But not one had enough imagination.

Then she said,

I won't till maaiana.

-L M.

She hobbles,
And bobbles,
On those high French heels,
And only she knows
How unpleasant she feels.
-W. H. C.

Your rhyme must be double
Said Miss Dodds one day,
Or you'll get into trouble
And won't have have time to play.

Our corn's in the field,
In golden shocks, yellowing,
His corn's in the barn
In oaken casks, mellowing.

-M. E.

I laughed and thought so cheerfully
Of a merry little rhyme,
I wrote, then saw quite tearfully,
The beginning of a crime.

--E. D.



In physics class, discussing the fact that white

odds.- "Carlos,



objects reflect heat,

while black objects absorb

was studying industriously one morning when a

large, black spider walked across my book.
Carlos.-"A large, black spider walked

book while



studying industriously one morn-

"My maid told me that she was

warmer than I, because she was black and I


Dumb Dora (reading the Star

& Herald).




(from front of room).

I never forget


think it'

-"Now remember!

I'll remember when

s a shame to kill poor horses running them

in this hot climate.


who ran a dead heat at

an account of four
the races!"

don't answer questic
(and so on and on).

all the tenses?

ins and call on you
"Now Johnnie, did y

I forget.




& Herald heading:

Man rewarded with two months in jail for speed--



Dumb Dora (to the guide at Gatun Locks).-



the thing that man is using?"

"That is a pneumatic riveter.



a women an-


E. (sarcastically).-"Yes!

You hate to be

74 I I I 1Ii -



-L. M.


F 1 111




the weather

is so uniform,

Sewel I

(in physics class).-

"If the tem-

what do the Americans talk about down there?"


"About the lottery.

perature in this room is 300 C., and the tempera-
ture in the assembly is 40 C., which room has the
most hot air?"

tard B.-"And I kissed her on her forehead."


I his




Freshman.-"And what happened?"

'bang' in my mouth.

There was


Miss Dodds.-'"William, you misspelled

on your paper.
William C.-

You spelled it 'saradine.
"But, Miss Dodds, that's


a differ-

ent kind of sardine.



a young lady whose personality,

So she thought, was full of originality.
Therefore she expected the teacher to show partiality,
But the teacher said, "You aren't so bright in reality!"
-E IV.
A boy sat by a stream a-studying,
The boy fell in, his clothes a-muddying,
He went home quite irrigated,
Where father him quickly castigated.
-C. IV.

Miss Dodds.-"There i

s just one instrument

don't want played in our orchestra, and that's the

iMr. Benson


(in general science class,


"What are the four bases?"

Lee Kariger

e).-"First bas

e, second base,


"I)id Joliet


the Gulf

third base, and home.


Lawrence C.

"Why. Miss

Moore, I thought she

and Romeo both died."





country in Europe was represented at the Congress

of Vienna except



"Have you ever noticed how


Student.--"Of course,

cause we ate

turkey Thanksgiving day.

some people will lisp a little to add to their speech ?"


E.-"Yeth, Mith Randoff."

Ga.-- "Say,

Clarice, have you a middle name?"

Cl/ar ic.--"Yes.

Scott.-"Make a sentence with the words

Que? I


Here comes the cop!"

Somebody.-"DI)oes the moon affect the tide?"
Nobody.- No, just the untied."

Harry Moore (asking review qu


"In the public minds of what


were there restive spirits?"


Lowande.-"In the coal mines.

Albert D.-"I)id

ou know that Foster

was a



Abrt D.--"S


did you?"
re! He was born with drums in

s ears.

Miss Dodds.-"

at things?"
Lola.--"I shut btth

Which eve do you close to look


Miss Moore.- "Now, is there any question?"


"Miss Moore, how was it that Pan-

ama gained her independence on a holiday ?"



(to Bill


\"What is

exact time for the baseball game?"



exact time will be

about 4.30.



lWard.- "I got a


'le,' 'lo.

Surse.-"Lav low, kid.

estions in

Ga v.

n n; ,, n~, nn, I,, tl /;11 r nnh r\m rrrcl ~1 n ~1 ; r h rl




Teacher.-" 'Maize' is corn.




before you go in swimming."
Brother (trailing his sister).-"Hey,
going to throw your gum away, give



if you're

it to me.

Fresh Student.-"Ow! Ouch! Oh-Oh!"
Teacher.-"What's the matter?"
F. S.-"My maize is hurting.

Maurice Eggleston.-"I don't want to be living
when all the fools are dead."

HEARas. Van Scotter."Dont worry, you wont"
Jas. Van Scotfer.-"Don't worry, you won't."

/Mis s

Sewell--- Surse,


are the points

good dry cell should possess ?"

John O.

(boastingly, having eluded

the fresh


have plenty

""Well, it should be built of strong

of bars on

the windows, a

bunk, in some cases a washstand, and last of all
it should have a strong barred door."

youngster who has tried to push him off the spring
board).-"Oh, you can't fool Napoleon, you can't
fool Napoleon."

Jack Coffey.-"Hey,

Doyle, John

thinks he

"What furnishes the fuel in a dry

Clarice.-"The red hot convict.


"Yeh, he looks the Bony-parte.


Sewell.-"Can yo

u taste electricity?"

B.-"Oh, yes, ma am, you get a sweet

Miss McMahon (after writing on the board an
outline for test).-"No, you won't have to answer


' taste from all the currents there.

all of those questions.

Of course you


Edward L. says he's going to make a book report
on The Valley of Silent Men, because there's not
much conversation in it.

possibly write in 45 minutes all that you
learned in 6 weeks."

Gladys.-"Some of us could."

Vese Pasing Through Gaillard Cut, The Panama CanaL

Surse Tavlor.-

Miss Sewell.--




"The moving fin{
on"-In other words
our share in the Caril

mend it to you,


not be-hoping that
it some of the good

of it.

It only remains

our advertisers-som


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ger writes and having writ, moves
what is written is written--and
bbean of 1926 is over. We corn-
backers, without whom it could
you will derive in the reading of
that has come to us in the doing
s now for us to recommend to you
e old, some new--all good.

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THE CARIBBEAN VOL. IX. CRIS TOBAL CANA L ZONE, 9 _'6 _____ ;..JO. I PL' BLI S H Ef) BY THE CRISTO B :\L HIG H SC HOOL CONTEc-ITS. A ivcrtlscmcnts SI Allegory CLARICE SlEE"'DERG, '26 2 1 Alumni DELILAH \Y, '26 ]/1 .-\Qu;lticall}' Dramatic CURICE STEESBER(;, '26 5J Canal Views 36 CARIDOEA'" Staff .1 Class Histor)' )011,\1'0"''' KLEEFI.:I:;S'>, '26 I S Class Prophl'C)' CLARICE STI::E"DERG, '26 18 Dedication 1 DIU)' of a liard Boiled Tourist, Colon for the Fir-t Tune ETHEL BAR.S1iTT. '21 1 17 Editorial \\'ILI.I"'. II CI.ISCIIARD. JR. '26 I El(changes EDNA O \1\',\I.L, 'l6 77 Facuit)" The 6 Freshman 2-' 10 In and About C. H S. i'O I n Memoriam 211 Junior C lass 20 K irks 52 Literary ELiZABETII W.\RRES. '16 Ji \ Fortunate l\IL.,;take CLARICE STEE'BER(;, '26 31 Copper Hoard St'R"t,; J. TWl.OR. Jr., 'n 40 1-6---\-9 CL.\I/.A :\IAY, '27 "Put Your-.elf i n Her Place" II ELES' J. KEESE. '26 14 The Fate of the "Trinidad" IIELES Mos""TGo'IF.II.\. '27 48 The Fi r:;t Night in JA .... E TOl'LOS, 'l8 $0 "The GI:;OIl.GE \\'. JORD\ ..... '28 4 6 Just ;\11scellanies: A Cadd)' 130)' I RESE 1I0 I 'K I',>, 26 .n .\ Child of Colon. 1-:1.IZA8ETlI WAII.II.E ... '26 5Q A Fellow EI.1Z.\8ETlI \\'\II.RS. '26 5') ",\ Little Brown Boy of Bolivar Street" CLMIICE STEE ... UERG, '26 58 A Lonery \'ender DELILAH l\ IAY, '26 51) A Moonlight Night JII. .. : .... E 1I0r"::lss. '26 5 4 A \iIIainous Fable \\'ILLIAM COH'EY, '26 61 Columbus and the Indian Maid ELIZABETU \V \RREN. '26 60 F ishennan's Beach at Night CHRISTIAN \\' IRTZ, '26 55 FrorntheSchool\Vindow \V1LLIA\II-t.CLINCHAII.D.JII., '26 59 Ga.tun Lake at Night. \VII ,L IA.\! II CL1 .... C UAII.f). JR '26 56 Pit) the Butchcr Jh:LIi: .... J KEE ...... :. '26 6 1 Thc Banana \'cndor jOllANNA KL EEFKI:.S,>, '26 55 The Escape JOIlN OROWA\ '26 56 The F amily Pet \VILLIA" H CLISCHARO. Jr., '26 54 Literary-Continued The Linle IiELE' J KEE .... E. '26 59 The Lock'! at !,\ight DF:LII ,AII ;\ IAY, '26 58 The l\lichief LoLA l\I L'SOZ, '26 57 The Story in the \\'orld HAII.R\ TIIOR'TO .... MOORE, '2i 58 The Sea 1I .. :u; .... j. KEE .... E. '26 58 \\'riting a Drama LoL.\ ,\ 1 USOZ, '26 60 Naughticals jOIl.\SSA KU;E .. KE:-. ..... '26 80 Our School: \\'h)' I'm Proud to be a Student of Cristobal lIigh School ELIZ.\8ETlI \\'A1UI.EN, '26 C I-I. S, I-IA\'!;S, '21) It'sLessons_ "-EE:O;"E. '29and ETlIEL BAR:O;"TT, '2 A Siup of Dreams GA\' R_ Tl'RSER, '26 and II ELES J KEgS:. '26 I-{.\RR\, TUOR .... TO .... 'li Love IiELES J KEE .... E. '26 I) Ocular CL_\II.IC": SrEBSBERG, 'l6 37 Poetry G ,\\" R TtR .... ER, l6 4 S Sunset H ELLS J-KSE .... E. '26 I) on the Caribbean RAE F"1,>UtER, '26 53 The Tropics EI .IU-III::T11 \\'ARiI.Jo: ..... '26 9 School Acti\'iti('s: G \\' R Tl'R:O;"ER, '2() 69 Shor t Story Contest CARLO!> P l'I.GAR, '26 69 Supper Club GA\' R_ Tl' II.SER, '26 68 The Social Problems Class Trips IIELI .... A DFCKMA ..... '26 63 Corozal H IU)EC.\II.DE BL\'lIlE, '26 61 The Penit(,ntiary CIlIl.I'>TlA .... \\'nITZ, '26 64 Palo Seeo RICIMRI) BE\'ERLEY, '26 65 '"The Goose 1101111:5 High .... HARR Y TIIOIt'TO .... MOORE. 'li 67 School Notes IRE .... E 1I0 1 'KI:o;"S, '26 75 School Parties: Senior j A\ II;,> VA .... ScOTTER, '2i 66 junior (IIR' ... TlA .... \\'IRTl, '26 66 Sophomore NEEL\, '26 66 FrcCIIER, '26


THE C \ R I BBE:\:-;. A S H I P O F DHEMIS. T .... a,<.; not so long ago \\'hen, midst our dreams and fancie s W e planned a ship-a s hip of d rearns-To be fashioned of our idcals,our high ambitions, and our hopes. The 'iQul of ou r dream was to be school spiritH igh School spi rit. Hard we have labored-and regret it not. X ow is our s hip o f d ream s perfected; \\'e arc launc h ing it on th e sea of criticismW ith a cargo worthy o f ou r best s elve s, E:..llIbiting our finest efforts. s h e withst::.nd the gale;; of ce n s ure A.nd enter soo n a n d safe T he h a rbor o f public approval. Sail o n! o ur s h ip of dreams-THE CAR.18BEAN19'l6. e---------------$ T O T H O E PAST AND PRESENT, \\,1-10 HAVE PROMOTED THE PANAMA CANAL POSSIBLE THE LAND DIViDED: THE WORLD UNITED" \\'E, Till'. S T U DF:-;T S O F C RI S T O B A L HIG H SCHOOL (;RATI.F C LI Y DEDI CATE TIIIS, T H E :-

SUR S E J TAYlOR, J R CHARLES WII. I. .. CI.ARICE STEENBERC 1 RENE HOPKI NS RAE FISCHER CHRISTIAN \VIRTZ J OHANNA t-.:I.EEFKENS EDNA D UVALl. T H E CARIBBEAN. of tue 1926 (!Caribbean ( Reading clockwise-beginning al Ilo'clock) .4ssisf.wt Edit or-in-Cllie]. EI.IZABETH WARREN Circulation )\I(l1Ifl',(r. \VII.LlM I COrrE\' nJJiJI.wl CirCII/{/lioll ,\fIU/ager. DELILAH 1\1 ",\, School NOles. HILDEGARDE I3I.YTHE Girls' .II/delies. LAWRENCE CALLAWAY 1,./ Edit or. J\ JAl'RICE ECCI.ESTON Jokes. \rILLIAM H J R. E.Whflllgl'J. The H ub: l\llss DODDS, .1duisl'r. 3 LilermJ" Bop' hIMe/irs. .111l1llIli A.ssisltllll Business .l/ll1lflga. ."utSUml Busint'ss ,I/fillager BlUiluss .l/a1lflger. Edil o r-ill-CI1I4 BER OF BIA INTERSCI-IO L \STiC PRESS ASSOC U\T I 0:-..<, CENTRAL I NTERSC HOLA'ITI C PR ESS ASSOCIATION.


THE CARIBBEAN. lI'il/jam / -1. C/il1chllrd. Jr., '26. Edifor-ill-Cllirj. "The foundati o n of eve r y state i s the educatio n o f its youth." -Dio ge n es. I n ,pite o f all t h e thousa nd s o f dollars spent annually o n OUf edu catio n the r e i s a l a rg e number o f peopl e in this world to-day wh o do not know the r ea l meaning o f the word "edu cation." Some people have assumed t h e conception that 3n educated person is supposed to kn o w every thing o r t o b e a sort o f p erambulating e n cyclo p e d i a A g reat many think that a n ed u ca t e d man s h o ul d know h ow ro go abou t obtaining certain des ir ed info rmation, and t hat ed u ca ti o n i s m e r e l y a training o f the mind. Oth ers co n s ider th e educati o n of a n individu al was t ed in the bu siness wor l d unl ess the g ra duate ca n put into imm ediate use the various s ubjects e n counte red in h i s sc h oo l c urri culum. All of these ideas are partially true. i V l ernory plays a m o re important part in educa ti o n t han i s usually suspected. Eve n tho u g h p eople aft e r leaving sc h oo l o r college f o rg e t many o f t h e l esso n s learned, the act o f l earning has not b ee n in v ain, for the mind has r ece iv e d t hat m ental training which is a n ecessa r y e l e m ent in the lin es o f edu cation. Often students ask, What good will Latin do me after I leave sc h oo l ? J ca n take up woodwo rk or typewriting whic h I can u se in everyday lif e The answer is that not all s ubj ec t s are u seful in the same way that in d ustria l o r com m erc ial subjects are. A person may have t h e knowl edge o f Latin, and it may not help h im to get a p os i t i o n in a business office, but t h e training h e received in learning Latin will h elp him to make t h e m os t out of that position when h e obtains it. This i s all partic ularl y true of t h e hi g h sc h ool publicati o n. B esides all t h e l esso n s m e n t i o n ed the o n e wh o i s luc k y e n ough t o r ece iv e a p os iti o n o n t h e staff l earns muc h o f bu s iness trans a c ti o n s and o f the w o rk o f an edito r. The r e f o r e n o matter to what extent the studen t may study t h e t extbook in sc h oo l, the extra c urri culum s h ould n o t b e d isregarded, f o r it a lso h a s th e purpose-education, that i s preparatio n f o r lif e. Eve n in thi s day o( speciali z ing on o n e subjec t, an ed u cated p e r so n s h o uld have a ge neral kn owl edge o f subjec t s characteristi c of this time so a s t o b e abl e t o express his idea s o n s ubjects o f th e day without s p ec ial preparation (or e a c h Educa tion, t h e n, s h o uld give t h e general info rmation r equired; it s h o uld train th e mind so that i t will b e b oth strong and supple ; and it s hould b e so se l ec t ed a s to e nabl e t h e in d i v i d ual t o make his life e a s i e r t han i t would have be e n oth e rwi se But b es id es all th ese points the most important o f all i s to prepare him i n eve r y way f o r late r lif e. I n preparing him self for s u c h a purpose, tho u g h t h e textbook s h o uld not b e e liminated, it i s ce rtain that b y go in g to sc h oo l one l earns, a s well as t h e l esso n s o f sc h oo l th e l esso n s o f life whic h wou l d n o t have b ee n gained in a corres p o n d e n ce course o r unde r a pri vate tutor. Many activi tie s outside th e sc h oo l c u rri culum, s u c h a s athle ti cs preparation s f o r different sc h oo l activities lik e parties, ban q u e t s, and plays, and t h e hig h sc h oo l publicatio n, all tend to vary th e e d u catio n o f a p e r so n, to teach him to dep e n d upon him self a n d to have othe r s depend lip a n him als o


T H E CAR IBBEAN. WHY I' M PRO U D TO BE A STUDEN T OF CRIS TOBAL HIG H SC HOOL. Wo\' am I p roud to be a student of Cristobal H igh School? rou asked the question I had thought of the sc h ool as juSt an ordinaf), one, but since you have asked me I rc:tlizc the school's merits and advantages. B efore, I merely took everyth ing for granted-blindly, as most young people do take the world. Since I've stopped to think of the advantages acquired in being :l student of Cristobal H igh Sc h ool, things of which to be pro ud, they seem innumerable. F o r instance: there is only o ne Panama Can:.1 Zone in t h e world: there are only twO hi gh sc hool s in that zone, and Cris:obal i s one of those. Th:H is something for which to be very proud. ..\ Iso our sc h ool is situ:lteu on the s h ores of the fascinating l y be:mtiful Caribbean Sea. i\nd where is the person who would not be proud to go to sc hool near the Panama Canal-that wonderful engineering fe:u that took SO many liv es and so much moner? H e re we have a variet}' of teachers, as ther come from all p:trts of the United Stares. I n thiS way our outlook upon life is bro:tdened, for they bring ditfe rent ideas from their sections. Since the sc h ool is small, the teachers are able to give each student more time and to study him individually. The high school pupil in the States meets onl y the ordinary American citizen, but here a student meets people from all over the world and is able to know them instead of JUSt reading about them. :\s the Canal is a favorite place for transit of important people. we often have the ple:1sure of hearing hem spe:tk. T hen h.we you ever thought of the wonderful historical landmarks and incidents of this country? Here Columbus and Balboa came. H ere old Panama, and other dilapidated Spanish t ow n s and forts spr e:ld :l mist romance over the land. H e r e the F rench came and tried to bui l d a ca nal. Then, the bus)' present and ro<;y-hued future h old l i S spellbound when the paSt f.lils ill its ellc h:lntm e llt s. Here one also h:ls a c hance of making m:ln}' interesting a nd ed u c:Hiona l trips whi c h give one a chance to study h ath plant and :lIlinul life. I n all, I think that to be a student of Cristobal High Scho;:,1 is something to c h eris h I C.lrl truthfully and whole-hearted I )' that I'm proud to be one of ItS students and to be able to be gr.lduatel from it. C. H S. Good old Cristobal H i g h School! What meanings t h a t name h as for many of us! The ver y initials are full of meaning for me. C stands for Courteous. P upils of Cristobal High School are taugh t t o be courteou s to everyone-the aged, the young, their te:lc hers and fellow-srudcnts -in their classes, in t heir SPOrtS, and in their home life II stands for Honor :lnd Honesty. W e h o nor ollr teac h ers ;lnti our parents and try hard to obey them. \\'e are ever urged toward standards of Honesty in the class room, on the athletic field, o r wherever we rnay be found-both in ami out of school. S stands for Scholarship. The ideal held before us in sc h o lar ship is th;l! each student put his verr best into his sc hool life and make Cristob,11 High School :1 place where people will be glad to come and from which ther will be proud to be graduated. I r s LESSONS Roumary h Ulle, '29 Iwd Ethl'/ BanII'll '29. H is life wa s ge ntle, and the elements So mixed in h im that Nature might stand up And Sa)' to all t h e world, 'This was a man!" .. This is what Cristobal H igh School wantS the world to say and think of her students. W e are taught that our moral standards come before our scholastic standards. though the latter should not be neglected. W e are shown that good sportsmanship is one of the best qualities to h:l\ e. W e are taught to l ook for the best things in life. : \ s a c rowning duty. \\e a re ever instructed to .. D o unto other s as we wou l d have them do unto us."


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T H E C \ RIBBEAN. 7 i\lR. W W A NDREW. P r o viden ce R h ode I s lan d Superimwdwl o f SclIOO/;. i\l i ss j. I S ABELLA DODDS. C l a r e m ont, i\l inn esota. i\lacale!>te r College. P rincipal. Eng/is/I, Cne,Sar. Socia! P roblems and Ecollom i cs. G ir/J' G lee C lup Senio r C lass Adu iser Ct.',-ibbCflIl S f tiff .1d;;iser Slipper Clu/J.' l d;;iser. Too tru e to flatte r, .mel too kind t ,) s n e e r, And only just w h e n see m ingly sc \ crC j S o gently b l e n di n g courtesy and art, ,lla t wisd om's l ip s l)eem ed b orro w i ng frien ds h ip s heart. HOI:';E,), Mi ss J I s abe l la D o d ds our capable pri n c i p al t e a c h e r, and advi ser h a s b ee n t h e s p l e n d i j c a ptain an d pilot o f t h e s tu d ents o f Cri s tobal Hi gh S c h oo l for t h e p a s t six y ears lt i s h e r co n stant, care f u l guid an ce that h a s s t ee r e d u s r h r o u g h f a ir w eath e r a n d t h e storm s of adve r s i t y a n d h a s t r ain ed its sailo r s so t hat th e y m i g h t b es t s ail thro u g h t h e seas o f lif e H e r wo n d e r f u l influ e n ce i s e v i d e n t n o t only in h e r cla sses but a lso in ath l eti cs t h e Suppe r Club, t h e G l ee C lub, t h e se nio r class p l a y and T H E C A RIBBEAN f o r b e h ind ever y sc h o o l ente r pri se w e fin d l\l i ss D od d s m os t ze a l o u s l y w o rkin g f o r i t s s u c cess wit h h e r untiring vigo r. S h e di s p l a ys s u c h wo n d erfu l ta c t in h e r settle m e n t of t h e d ifl'e r e n ces t hat ari se, a n d i s so jus t in all h e r d e a l i n g s with t h e student b o d y t hat s h e i s more th a n a n id e a l t c a c h e r ; s h e i s a p e rsonal fric n d a n d advise r o f e v e r y high sc h oo l stude n t. S h e under s tands e a c h of u s so w ell t hat w e o ft e n w o n d e r h ow s h e fin d s t im e in h e r b usy hours to s t udy u s so i n d i v i d u ally Thi s ta c t, combi n ed wit h t h e rare g i ft o f l e ader s h ip m a k es an unequalled princ i pal. \ V e d o n o t kn o w wha r we w o u l d do wit h out h e r f o r s h e i s t h e very h eart and s oul o f ou r sc h o ol. A s T e nn ys o n h a s m o s t a prl y said, cCThe r e i s n o n e lik e h e rn o n e LOlli;e]. M ack '29. i\h. J O H N E GRANRUD. r.i i n neapolis, i\Jinnesota S t. Olaf College. Un ivcrsitr o f i\linnesota. Columbia University 1;sis/(11I1 10 S uperin l enden t oj Sd,oo/.s. L. C U R R IER. r-.linneap o l is, lhll\,Chity o f i\Enncsota. Ch01'lt s,Orches/rtl. \\' h o i s it w h o isC h a r a c t e r i z e d b y h e i g h t a nd di gnity, U rgillg and i n spiring u s co n stantl y R e a d y e v e r t o h e l p in e v e r y way, R emarkabl y p l e a sant in co n ve r sati o n J mpatie n t n e v e r ju s t courteo u s E -ver s mili n g ple a s ingl y, R e a chillg to g iv e u s t h e h i g h es t id e a l s in m u s i c? \\' h y, o u r l\l i ss C u rri e r, o f co u r se Johmwa K leej k ens '26. J\IR. GEORGE J B ENSON. Sai n t Cl o ud, \ \ l innesot:l. State Teachers' College, Sainl Cloud. Bmdlcy P o l>'tcc h nic Institut e. General Sciena, I ndus / rial SuDjer/s. L'psi/ol/ Gllmlll(1 Gamma" .-fdui.ser. l\1 r. B e n so n, w h o h a s j u s t compl e t e d his sec o n d y ear in Cri s to bal H i g h S c h oo l h ails f rol11 St. C l o ud, l\' I inn esota, a nd i s t h e only came r as h y m a l e m embe r to grace O llr faculty I n th e sc h oo l c urri culum h e t e a c h es ge n e r a l scie nc e m ec h ani c a l d r awing a n d w oodworking, b es id es h o lding t h e p ositions o f advi se r o f t h e Ups i l o n Gamma Gamma and o f scoutmas t e r f o r t h e l oc a l b oy sco u t s I t i s t o him w e o w e t h a nk s f o r t h e fis h p o n d ill t h e labo rator y w h e r e m embe r s o f t h e p h ys i c s cla ss an d i g n orant fres h m e n i d l e a w a y th e i r l e i s u r e tim e watc hing t h e fis h a n d t h e g ator. A s f o r p e rsonality M r. B e nson win s t h e l oy a l t y o f all t h ose h e m ee t s H e i s eve r willi n g t o e xplai n t h e d ifficulties e n counte r e d i n draft i n g and w oo dw o r k ing n o t s p eaking about t h ose c on fronte d b y t h e sc i e n ce cla ss \Ve'r e f o r h im! /I ? i llimn fl. Cl illdwrd, 71'., 26.


THE C \RIBBF..-\:--r GRACE : \ PETERSOS. Colorado. G reel e y Teache n; Coll e G e SOl'h o m o rr CI.l1} .1d::iHr. The fairy queen h eld an important confe r e nc e with the wee fairies dears," s h e said, "I ha ve called you to help me pick some gifts for my godc h ild ":"\ame h er Grace," cried a pale pink fairy_ Y es! Yes!" said the council in c h o ru s "Give her patience-a lot o f it," s p o k e another. ".-\nti a good sense o f humor," added the next. ''I n these modern days," spo k e u p a ve ry seriolls one, "the best g ift wou l d be o n e t har will h e lp h e r in her c h oice o f a professio n. Ah, that's just it," thev cried, We'll g i ve h e r a knack for h o m e industri es. She will b e an excel l ent h o u se h o l d arts teacher," "You h ave forgotten to-" "Forgoncn what?" asked all impertinen t o n e \ Y ell, h ow is s h e going to l oo k?" "Quite right! Give her blu e eyes a n d a fair complexion. Don't make her g r o w m o r e t h a n five f ee t, four inches." ".1'\ very important thing,--" eagerly said th e one sittin g on a l eaf, "Make h e r n e ith e r too fat n o r too thin, just right. And so it happ e n s t hat Cristobal H igh Sc h oo l came to have the lovable, s kill ed hu rnor o u s patient, h o u se h o l d a r ts t eac h e r i\l i ss Grace P e terson. Lola A1uiioz, '26. E. ROWESA SCOTT. Platteville. Colorado. University o f C o l orado Spanhh. Fr (Jhmlw C l a u .id/Jis er. Wh en Cristobal H i g h g r ee t ed its c ha rmi n g pan i s h teach e r Mi ss R owe na Scott, last Sept embe r, it little dreamed o f h e r ability as a teacher. P erhaps thi s wa s due to her girlis h appearan ce, the fun lurking in ht:r r o guis h, blue eyes, a ready s mil e and a w ealth of gli s t e ning, wavy, br own hair, an a"etof whi c h anyone may well beptoud. h e soo n h ec am e o n e o f u s \Ye found, to our delig h t, t hat a t partics w ell, s he wa s right there A s c l ass advise r s h e i s unsurpassabl e as eve r y F reshie pro udl y declares But it i s n o t all fun, for in h e r c l asses, Mi ss S e Q t rul es supre me, like a major in c harge of his r egimen. One lo o k, ont: word, a n d all is order. W e f eel that Cristobal Hi g h wo ul d b e inc omplete with out its effic i ent Spanish t e ac h e r a n d [ru s t t hat th e lure o f the tro pics" and love f o r Cri s t o bal H igh S c h oo l will h o l d h e r for many a year. H ildtgllrde B ly/lu, '26. i\lt ss :\t.ICE 1\1. l\1ci\ IAHON. \\'es t Liberty, I owa. Universit)' of Iowa. English, ,\lodem !-lis/or)'. So phomore Clou .1d/Jlur ( resig/Jed). Sh e i s Ali ce M erle most lo ya l native o f \\'es t L ib erty, 1 0wa Last S eptember s h e c am e to u s a s so many o f th ese ro v ing western peopl e do ( I o wa's n ear JVlinnesota) Sh e br o u g h t wit h her a mo s t e nviable p ossess i o n h e r p e r sonality H e r eyes-CCa b r o wn eye i s a r o u g i s h o ne"-are capable of r eg i s t ering h e r eve r y e moti o n. T o-d a y I as ked a f e w o f the students h o w ha d impressed them. On e enthus i asti cally declared) "Oh Eve r yo n e l oves h er!" Anoth e r tol d me) wit h a m o r e serio u s air, "She'd ente r whol e heartedl y into all fun, but in cla ss well-'Gentl e in manner, firm in r eality.' Eve r y Sop h o more most warmly ins ists that Mi ss iVlc M a h o n was aile o f t h e b es t eve r in t h e lin e o f cla ss advi se r s Alth o u g h s h e had to leave u s in the middl e of t h e t erm, w e treasure her m e m o r y and p erhaps, ( wh o kn o w s?) s h e'll co m e back n ex t year! He/en]. K eene, '26 l\l!ss ANNE J i\ lcNAUGHTEN. Co l umbus, Ohi o. Ohio University. EnglislI, M odem lIistor)'. 1 t wa s a ha rd tas k to find a n yone to fill the pla ce o f Mi ss M cMaho n. But t h e n ecessity o f doing just that was the r e a so n f or our good f o r tune in obtaining l\1iss i \ nn e l\1cNaughte n w h o ca refull y g uides u s over t h e r ough roads o f history and t h ro u g h t h e trial s a n d tribulatio n s o f Englis h. h e i s always ready t o give a h e lpin g hand to th ose w h o ca r e to b e aided and, alth o u gh s h e i s ever jolly a n d liv e l y in all h e r cla sses s h e k n o w s just w h e r e c la ss pranks s h o uld stop. r n and out o f sc h oo l s h e greets all wit h a pl e a sant s mil e t ha t c h eers and e n courages t h ose f ortunate enough to r ece iv e i t. S h e h as been ind eed an asset to Cri s tobal H i g h Sc h oo l a n d w e all h o p e this year will not be t h e last w e see o f h e r. Mildred Neely, '26.


THE CA Rl BBEAN. 9 l\lIss CARRI E A. SEWEI.I.. Carbondale, Colorado of Colorado. Mi ss Sewell's our "mathematics w hiz," and s he'll make everyon e o f LIS mathematicians, too, if we'll let h e r. For s h e 's kind, patient, r eady to h elp over t h e rough places and willing to explain a proposition even as often a s the scriptural q uotation, "seventy tim es seven." Outside of working hours s he's just as kind and r eady, only s h e adds to it all :l. love of and frolic whi c h i s hard to resist. \V e appreciate i\li ss Sewell and h e r eR"orts, and we hope s he'll r eturn to tiS next GIl)' R. Turner, '26. KJ:-.'GS. H a r ry T;',rnIOll 1\100,.(, '27. 1 so u ght :1 k ing; not a material king, But a so ul' s monarch who could abo\'e Thl!se petty days. F orgetting e'"e rrthin g, I l oo ked in \ 'ain for one th,lt I might l ove. I sea r c h ed in cities f;!ir, where thousands passed Into t h e sple n did temples built by pelf; I sa w g reat structures the r e where :111 men massed I n worshipping the mighty goJ of Self. I wen t awa)' to seek the simple folk Wn o ca re d for neither riches nor for power; W ith t h em dwe l t pe:tce. i\l r dortll:1 nt soul awoke -\nd blossomed like a freshh R ower. T he c ity fostered but the worldly things 'T\\ ;tS in the villages I found mr k ings. L O E B lIt, tell me, what is love? I s love a lady, a god, o r a child? D oes it come from above? I s it young or o l d? Tell m e h o w 'tis strlcd. Love is a highwaym an, D ashing up silently-un s een, unheard, Stealing awa)' the he.:lrt s of all h e can, L ike some hu ge swoopi n g bird. 99852-2 r-.lIss r>.I ARY ELIZABETH MOORE. West Alexander, P enn. Univerio' of West \irginia. L atill, U. S. lIis l ory, Ci u ies, aud Spauisll. Bop' Glee Club //dJis.:r. Adciser J/(llor C/au, i\l iss i\lary Eli za beth i\l oo r e hail s from \Y es t Al exander Pennsyl vania, {{down where J co m e from." She atte nded the University o f \V es t Virginia, where s h e obtain ed her ed ucati o n the Phi Beta Kappa key, and a good time. Students in h e r histor y and Latin c l asses l ose f orty-five minutes daily o f t h e ir daily s leep for s h e makes that time inte restin g and enlighte ning. Sh e win s the student's h eart wh e n s h e pro p ounds th e theo r y that one can go out ever y night and s till know all his l esso n s ( o r t h e next the student has b ee n out the night b e f o r e and doesn't kn o w his l esso n. Sh e i s an able adv i se r to th e Junior C l a ss, and i s w ell lik ed b y the sc h oo l a s a whol e Clarice Slembl'rg, 26. THE TROPICS. i\lurm'ring breezes and coo l green seas D ancing s unligh t and bending trees F lontin g clouds in a"l.llre s ky, Singing bird s in trees so high, Swaying p : tlm s on pure white s:tnd, Gr o w ing plants on dark rich land, B udding Rower:; ami soft warm rain s R olling hdls ami wide green bnes, Si lv'ry moon and cooli ng night s. Num'rous star s with s p.:lrklin g lightsT hat's the tropics, alt beguiling, .'\ t t heir best, .:lnJ gently s miling. SU:-.'S ET L ike a J apanese lantern, H un g t h e red su n in the sky, And with pride it seemed to burn As it shone up there on h igh. And a little cloud o f mist, L ike some dancer s filmy veil, K issed the gorgeous, golden SUIl, An d l eft behind a s m oky trail.


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THE CARIBBEAN. II SENI OR S. ClIISS Presid1'llf E dna D uvall. H opkins. CI.lSS Secreffll :v-Chrice Sreenberg. Class Tr(uS/lI"



THE C AR IBBEAN. EGG L ES TON. "\Yh:nc'cr he did, was done with so much ease, I n h im alone 'twas natural to pkase." Cbss B asket b.ll!. C l ass T ennis. G lee Clu b '23-''2-1-C lass B asket ball. T e n nis. T rack. G lee C lub. '2-1-'25 Sec retar y, U psilon Gamma G:lmnu," B asket ball. B :u;cball. T ennis. Track. .. D ado}' L ong Legs." T he Engaged Girl." '25 '26 Business i\b nagcr, TliE CARIBBEAN. Cl ass T reasurer. P resident, "Upsilon Gamma Gamma." T reas ur er, Athletic : \ ssociation. Basket b:t!1. B aseball. T ennis. f rack. Swimming. "The G oose H:l.Ilgs H igh. RI C H ARD B E IERLE Y "A man w h o s not afraid to Sa}' his sar. T houg h a w h ole town's against him," '2'2-''23 Central H igh School, W ashington, D C. ''23-'2-1-Central H igh School, W ashington, D C. '24-'25 Central H igh School, W ashington, D C. '25-'26 C r istobal H igh School, Cristobal, C. z. "The Goose H angs H igh." HELEN.-'\ D EC Ki\I. -\N. is Ill} motto." '12-'23 B rackenridge H igh School, San Antonio, Texas. '23-'24 B rackenridge H igh School, San .-'\ntonio, T exas. ''24-'25 B rackenrdige H igh School, San A ntonio, T exas. '25-''26 C r istobal H igh School, Cristoba l C. Z. S u pper C l ub. ELIZAB ETH W ARRF.N. T here a soft and pen s ive grace, A cast of thought upon her face, That suited well the forehead high, T he eyelash dark, and downcast eye." '22-'2J Lorena H all, Columbus, Georgia. '13-'24 Shaw H igh School, Cleveland, Ohio. '24'25 Cristobal H igh School, Cristobal, C. z Chorus. Glee Club. J apanese Operetta. "The Engaged Girl.' '25-'26 Literary Editor, THE CARIBBEAN. Supper Club. "The Goose H angs H igh. II'ILLI."," I C LiNCH ARD, JR. H e is complete in fe,ltme, and in mind, W ith all good grace to grace a gentleman." '"12 -'2J Chorus. Glee Club. '23-'24 Chorus. Glee Club. '24-'25 Assistant Editor, THE CARIBBEAN. "Upsilon Gamma Gamma." Chorus. Glee Club. "Sailor's R eve r ie," Daddy L ong Legs." '"15 -'26 Editor, THE CARIBBEAN. P resident, Boys' Glee Club. "Upsilon Gamma Gamma." ''The W orkshop of a l\l odern Santa Cla u s. R ip \'an W inkle." T he Goose H angs H igh." CA RLOS "None but h im:.elf can be his parallel." '"12 '"13 Basket ball. Chorus. Gypsy Scene. '"13 ''24 Basket ba ll. Chorus. Glee Club. Spanish Operetta. ''24 -'25 Bas ket ball. B aseba ll. "Upsilon Gamma Gamma." Chorus, Glee Club. '25-'26 B asket ball. Chorus. Glee Club. W orkshop of a i\l odern Santa Claus. R ip \'an W inkle.' T he Goose H angs High." '3


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T H E C ARl F I SC H E R "Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her ere, I n ever}" gesture dignit}' and lovc." B :Jskcr ball. I ndoo r Swimming. Sup pe r Club. Spani s h 0 ILretra. '14 '25 B asket b:lli. Supper Cl ub. C h orus. G lee C l ub. "Sai l or's R everie," Japanese Operetta. '25 '26 Editor, Girls' Athletics, THE CARIBBEA)I. P re!>i.. LOJ.A "You r e cool, like s ilver, And you smile." '22-'23 Supper Club. Chorus. Glee Club. Gyps}, Operetta. '23-'24 Supper Club. Chorus. Glee Club. Spani!,h Operetta. '24 '25 Supper Club. Chorus. Glee Club. ':!, '26 Suprer Club. T he \\'o rk shop of a .\ loJern S,nt:l Claui." 1 have a he :lrt with r oom for ever}' joy." '22 '2J B asket b:tll. Swimming. T r ack, S u pper Club. Chorus. Glee Club, S cene." '2.1 '24 Supper Club. Chorus. Glce Club. Spani ... h Opere t ta. '24 'H Suppcr Club. Chorll'!. G!cce Club, J :tp:tncsc Operetta. 'H '2 B .tsket Inll. Choru s. Club. R ip \'an W inkle." GIl' TUH\;EH. I n hccr e-..:rerience all her friend'! rdied; H e lven wa'! hccr help an.! n :tture W : I S hcr gUldc:." '22 '23 Trc Isurer. Supper Cluo. Chorus. '2,1 '24 Supper Club. Choru s. '24 '2, Clas'! Secretary. Supper Club Chorus. Glee Club. "Sailor's "The Engagccd Girl." Operetta. '24 ':!, Secret,"r. Supper Club. Chorll'!. Glee Club. "Rip \':111 Winkle," rhcc G oo;e H .lngs High." 15


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THE: 1-; j. KEENF. 1 am:t part of all that I ha\'e rr.Ct." '2'2'23 B a lbo:1 H igh School, Ihlbo:t. C. 7 B a l ooa H igh Sc h ool, B : tlbo :l, C. 7. ''2-+-'25 Cristobal H igh School, Cristobal, C. Z. Supper Club. Chorus. "The Eng :tgcd Girl." L e.,:s." ''25'26 Supper Club. Chorus. Glee Club. \'an \\'inkle." \\IInz. "He gave with a 7CSt and re ga\'c hi be<;[' Giv e him the b es t 10 come." ''21'23 Class T ennis. Ch o rus. Glee Club. Art Edito r, THE CARlllnJ:A:-:. Chorus. Glee Club. Swimming. '24-'25 Circulation i\ lanafcr, TH E CARIBIlf.A:>.. B aseb:tII. Chorus. Glee Club '25-'26 Art Ed itor THE CARIIIREA'. "Upsilon Gamma G amma." Basl::ball. Chorus. Glee Club. "Rip \'all \\'inkle," "The Goo s e H a n gs H igh." ZE LD A FGGI.E STOi\. "There's lan g u age in her ere, her cheek, her J"p." '22 '23 Supper Club. '23 '24 Immaculate Heart Academy, Watertown, ,:\'. Y '14-'25 Immaculate H e art A cade my, \\'atenown, :-.:. Y '25'26 Supper Club. Removed again to Immacubte Helrt Academy ;\, R 1)<)85ZPanama C:J.nal-6-21-26 -(,OO .-\nd s h e that doth most sweet'"

THE CARtBBE.-\N. CUSS HIS T ORY. 70halllla K lujJu1IJ '26. \Y e, the class of 1926 of Cristobal Hi gh School, are a large class, weighing two and a half tons, measur ing one hundred and thirteen feet nine inc h es tall, and wearing size ninety-nine shoes. Our hair varies from a blonde to a black and we have a little rd mixed in, too. l\Jy goodness, what a va riety of colors for our eyes: blue, green, brown, gray-and who knows but there may be pink eyes, r oo? Three of us were born in Pennsylvania; two in York; two in Ohio; rhree in Panama; and one in e ach of rhe following places : \\'isco nsin, l\faryland, :\febraska, Oregon, Florida, Yir ginia, New J ersey) ;\ lassachusens, Canada, C o lombia, and H o lland. I s ir any wonder we make a fine union? Se\'en of us have attended school s on rhe Canal Zone all our lives, and o f the seven, fOllr have r e cei \ 'ed all their educari on in Cristobal S c h ool. Some of us have attended as many aseigh rdifi'ere n t sc h oo l s Lola ;\ lunoz and Gay Turner starred the firsr grade in the present Old \\'ashingtoll Hotel, with :\ I rs C B Fenton as reacher. ] n 1 9 1 8 our new building was com pleted and we joyfully moved our belongings. I n 1921 we l e ft the realm of Miss A lb e rta M Dodds ( now Fred. Grunewald) alltljoined j Isabella Dodds' A ock W illiam Clin c hard, w h o i s rhe only one l e ft in t h e class w h o joined u s f rom Gatun, and Oliver King h elped r o make u s t hirtrone green freshmen. During our sophomore and junior years we lost many students. Amo ng them was Z e lda Egglesto n who went to the Jrnmaculate Heart Academy in New Y ork. \\'; ,cn we came back to Cristobal Hig h in October, 1925, we had with us a new member, H e lena D eckman, and Zelda again joined our ranks. I n J anuar)', Zelda and J ohn Ordway left the class to fini s h in t h e States w h ile Ric hard B everley, after a l o n g l eave o f absence, gladly j o ined our family. 1\11 durin g our four years in C. H S. we have g i ve n successful sc hool parties. Our wiener roast, whic h was g iven for the b :l)'s w h e n we were freshme n went over with a snap and ou r Junior Sen ior banquet will l ong liv e in the m e m o ries o f those who attended. \Ve, th e m embers h ave alway s b ee n ready to give a h e lping hand to our sc h ool. The se nior class play, "The G:J:Jse I -hngs High," was success full y g i ve n un de r the d irection o f Mi ss J Isab e lla Dodds, our devoted cla ss adviser durin g our se ni o r year No history of our class is complete without mentio n of i\l iss Mabel Jean B arnhouse, for three years our adviser and unfailing frie nd. Untiringly s h e labo red for our b e n e fit. Under h e r guidan ce t h e class safe l y reached senior year. I r i s indeed with sorrow that we look f o rw ard to graduation, and there i s more than one reason. \ V e s hall all b e separated, p e rhaps never to m ee t a g ain. then w hat wonderful memori es we ca n h o l d o f the good tim es (eve n though we have had t o work hard), the fri endships we have e njoyed, a n d above all the in comparabl e sc h oo l spirit whi c h our own dear Alma Mate r ha s taug h t u s. CLASS PIl OPHEC Y Clariu S /(mhrrg, '26. One da)' as the wave .. rocket! the ship C. H 5., A bright colored billboard attracted Ill)' ere, An d I should have been sc rubbing the deck, It said, "See the B eautiful R ae J craved for a snooze, so I lay down to s leep, I n a da n cing sen satio n, you'll hav e to admit, With an anchor proppeJ under 111) neck. Whi c h even o llt s hin es Gilda Gra)'." I carne to a nd f ound myself up in the air, I n a snappy late model amphibian, L ookinl{ down, I perceived with delight I was thereAhove that sea, the Caribbe:ln. The frond .. of the palm>; w,lVed ;\ welcome to me, A .. J let my <;hip gentl}' glide down, For my heart le;lped [0 think that once m o re I s hould see Cristobal, thai dand)" old lown. But thl: place W35 so different; it su rel) had changed, L ooked jU'o1 like a huge, hU<,111I1g, cil)" W ith traffic, apartments, and all. Oh, J cf)uldn't hut think It a pit}'. A! I .. t{)f)ll there I heard the l oud so und of a band, v)mc down from the direction of Br oadway, r\nd whom "llrJuld J '>Ce with a ra cque t in hand And a buc IIllver cup, but John Ordwa)'. On the sign was a picture so beautifully d r awn Of a dancer with billowing skirts, On inspection I found what J alre:lClr knew That the artist was our Christian Wirtz. H ello," said a voice, "what are YOll doi n g here?" 'Twas L ola h erself who had spoken. She'd come ove r frol11 P.lI1al1l:l for a party she said, On :1 cruise r, U. S. S. 1-10/;0*01. "roor t h e fleel s in, rOll see, and )'OU must come a l ong, 'Cause the who are givi n g Ihe dinner Are Maurice and our Annapolis grads. Y ou 100\: fine; clo rou think I am thinner?" "YOll look lovely, Lolita, and I'd sure l ove 10 go." So that c\'cning s he said s h e'd stop by. On our wa) we went 'round b)' th e o lel h ospit: d And picked up J o hanna and "Cy."


THF 19 These n ur ses I surely was tickled to see. I rene said, Wait, B ill's coming too. T o me she explained, '" mean Dr Clinchard, Extracts tceth or fills them (or rou. On the ship 'twas a merry reunion we had, Seemed so good after so many rears. The crowd seemed successful and happy and gar, I n spite of our o l d doubts and fea r s. OUf Betty was there, of course stunning l y clad, An interio r deco rat o r was s h e Surrounded b y men, as s h e u s u:lll y i s, S h e waved gai l y ove r to me. A r edhead w as t h e r e, though much lost in t h o u ght, I l ildeg:mle, the great scientist, s h c ; Now engaged in extensive re sea rch work On that great question, "Why is a fle.I?" Oh, t h e g u ests of hOllor; why, how could I forget Were B ill)' Coffey of Olympic fame; And demure little H elen, (hat K eene little maid, .. \ s an author she had made her name, A pleasant diversion; D elila h came in, Shl! looked lovcly, and I don't mean maybe; Her husban d was with her; but ther didn't Stay long, T he)' went home to take Care of t h e baby, T he talk drifted on, as it does at reunions, T o Cristobal each onc was yct loyal; C:lrlos Pulgar was now a big business Illan \\' ho'd made a huge fortune in oil. : \ nd Edna, where is our class president now? Oh, married, she's happ}' and wealthy, I n socia l se rvic e s he spends all hubby's dough To make poo r people hale, strong, and healthy. H elena? Oh, really now, haven't ),ou heard? She owns a whole chain of stores, A s a catercr she's in dcmand everywhere I f e r pastry's devoured by scores, Gay Turner and then joined the gar c rowd, Gay's principal of Cristobal H igh, Whil e ha s cha rge of the kindergarten, And tells c h i ldren what's where and why. I asked about Zelda, what's she doing now, H as she honestly become a nun? They said Zelda was married, we knew she would be, S h e too highly val ued her fun, A nd just as the party was rea c hing its height, Someone said, H ey, wake up, sc rub the deck!" -'\ nd f found myself back o n that s hip C. 1-1. S. W ith an anchor propped under Illy neck, SENJOR CLASS W I LL. W e, th e Cla ss o f '26, o f Cri s t o bal H igh S c h oo l b e f o r e launc h ing our s h ip s into the unknown seas, do h e reby b equeath t h e follo wing c h er i s h ed p os sess i ons t o the juniors to b e u sed w h e n they e m bark upo n t h e ba y o f sen i o rdolll. Edna Du v all l e av es t o Euphe mia \\'oolno u g h h e r l ong hair an d to H e len ",'ineyard h e r so ulful brown e y es \\'illiam Clin chard gives to James V an Scotter, o n co n di ti on that it b e exe r cised diligently, his inte rest in the under c la ss m e n. H elen J K ee n e bestow s upo n Lawrence Calla wa y h e r ability to b e see n and not heard, which s h e kn ows h e will care f o r co n scientio u s l y Gay Turne r confe r s h er mu c h c h eris hed p l ace in t h e office upo n Clara f\I a y \\' illiarn C oR-'cy will s the freshman girls' interes t in him to Charles \Vill, rhi s to b e added t o his ow n s uppl y, J ohanna Kleef k e n s l eaves J am es Gride r her abilit y t o a s k question s Clari ce Steen b e rg b eq ueath s her love o f all things fashio n able to H e l en V i neyar d to b e added to h e r o wn Hildega r de Blythe l eaves h e r l ove o f ph ysics to H e l e n i\l ontgo m err and h o p es t ha t s h e wiJI make good u se of it. L o l a Munoz will s h e r bla c k umbrella to L ouise H e im ( with th e promise that it will last a noth e r year), and h er raven tresses to Emily Bledsoe, Carl os Pulga r bestow s u po n Harry f I oo r e his r e n o wn ed whi s tl e Ric ha rd Beverley confe r s upo n Harry I V l oo r e his part a s villa i n in the sen i o r play Mildred Neely gives T eresa Galla g h e r h e r abi lity to arrive at sc h oo l j u s t b e f ore classes have b ee n passed. R ae F ischer leaves h e r stately wa l k to LOllise H ei m and h e r poise while o n t h e stage to H elen i\l on r gome r y. i\l aurice E ggleston wills his blush to Surse Tay lor and his di mpl es to the junior girls. Delil ah i\lay leaves h e r mu c h c h eris h ed (a nd exerc i sed) ability to k ee p a secret to Emily Bledsoe and t o Clara i\lay t h e rig h t to h o l d l ong t e lephone co n ve r satio ns-with h e r m o th er. H e l e na D eckman rel u ctantly l eaves her worth y nickname "Texas" to Surse Tay lor. C hristian \\'irtz g i ves to L awrence Callaway his ability to draw and to Charles Will hi s love o f sail in g. I rene H o pkin s wills her l ove of dancing to D o roth y Svensson. The r e a l so goes to Doroth y Svensson, Elizabeth \\'arren's possession h er l ove o f h aving a good time-to b e added to Doroth y's own s upply. And, last but not least, we give to all the juniors our good marks and senio r privileges and to the who l e sc h oo l O llr best w i s h es ( Signed ) THE SENIOR CLASS.


" o ..... T GJ.i1agher ( Vic e-Presid ent). Mi ss Elizabeth 1\loo r c (Adviser ) G 'd l a rJ. May ( i r eas ur e r ). e r esa E I f Bledsoe Right to l eft: Upp e r rOCr: \Vill (Se relar )")' Lawr e nce Calla \\3}, In]'). n Scaller. Euphe mi a \\'oolnough. H arry urs' T a)r J o r Jr.. r es t en "" H e l e n M on t gome r y. D o r othy Svensson. a m es a L owe r r ow: L ou i se H e lm. M a r y H e im, D o rothy Vaughan. Moo rl!. w'ard Bronson. lOS


THE CA R I BB EA;\l. 2 1 T H E JUNI O R CL.-\S S I 1 SO:-I ETHI"G r.lilis [ a m exc u sing you people early, but plc:lse l e ave quietly so 3.S no t to wake u p t h e other classes. L awre nce Callaway-" B ee n in hot water so he's h ;lrJ boiled T e rt!sa G allag h e r -"Hey Terry, \ \ ho's rour h ,\t1Jsome friend?" Emil y Grider-" S h e never says but w h It shl' does lau g h a t. J ame s Gridcr -"TH E C OUNTRY G EXTLEi\ !.'\:,\T," L ouise H e i m L o t s o f gro u nds, s h e lives next to t h e C o lfe ys. Cla ra l\l a y S h c m ay day, if you give her a c h .tnce." Hele n l\l o n tgo m e ry-"Sh e l oo k s l ).ls h f lll, but apre:'. r allccs a r e dece iv i ng." i -!:ir r y l\ loore-"He'll be all actor son:e da\ '-if it does n't Doroth y Sve nsson-"She comes (rom BOMon :lIld believ(' me s he's a bean." Sur!::c T ay l o r He's not two-f.tced; jf he werc he'd wear t h e other one." J amcs \'an Scoftcr-"I-le cline (rom an A rmy post-haste." H elen \'ineyard-"-,lnd real h eavenly everywhere else." C hules \\'ill" 'Todo el 'iempo' if you give him half a c hance." Euph emia W oolno ug h-"She drew a J ;tck; s h e t h in k s he's n K ing; but we know he's a K nave." W ard Bronson-"-and alth ough he's ba r red from the Navy Yard-," J\\:;'ry Heim-"V e r)' quiet. Oh res." ALLEGO R Y. Cit/ria Slemberg, '26, Eve r y girl h ad finis h ed h e r s wim in th e se a o r t h e Grammar S c h oo l an d was makin g r o r t h e dan ce High S c h oo l E d u c ation, S h e p u t o n th e dress or G oo d App e a r an ce t h e d ancin g slip p e r s of En e r gy, and p o w de r e d h e r n ose wit h S e l r C onfid e nce. H ard Study, a handso m e, stro n g yo u ng m an c am e to escort h e r and presented h e r w i t h a cor s ag e b o uq u e t o r G oo d rnte nti o n s O n t h e to t h e dance, High S c h oo l E d u c ati o n H a r d Study a s k e d h e r t o g i v e him all h e r d an ces Eve r y g i r l promise d S h e danced wit h him un t i l t h e i n t e r m issi o n \'acati on w h e n H ar d Study w ent to g e t h e r so m e pun c h an d c ak e G ood t\1arks \ Vhil e h e was gon e, s h e m e t so m e stags Blufr, C h eat, I S h o u ld a n d Outside I nt e r es t s The y all a s k ed h e r t o dan ce a n d E ve rygirl flatt e r e d a ccepte d S h e dan ced firs t wit h B luff, w h o t aug h t h e r tw o n e w s t e p s, "Sli de Alo n g an d "Skin By," The n s h e danced w i t h C h eat, w h o t oo k h e r into a co rn e r, w h e r e th ey did t h e C h arl es t o n Copying w h i c h wa s p ro h ibit e d. d i d it b e h ind t h e p alm l e a Y es T e a c h e r 's B a c k, so n o o n e kn e w This w o rried Ev e ryg i r l for a w h i l e, until s h e dan c ed wit h I S ho'Jld \\"orry, w h o s h o w ed h er s h e wa s foolish. The n alo n g c am e Outs id e I n te r -est s, wit h who m s h e sat Out a dan ce in t h e garden. Sh e g a ve him a A o w e r rro m her b o uqu e t o f G ood I n te n t i o n s Heoffe r ed h e r a d rink R ed i V larks, fro m his flas k. Frighte n ed, s h e r efused, an d l o ng ed f o r th e p u n c h an d c ak e, G ood i VCarks w h i c h Hard Study h a d g o n e t o get f o r h e r S h e ran awa y rro m Ou ts i de Inte rest sJ an d tri ed to find H ard Study, an d finall y d i scove r ed him awa y off in a co rn e r lookin g ver y d i sco n solate b ec au se s h e h a d deserte d him, E ve r yg irl an d Hard Study b eg an to dance but Ever yg irl f ound i t h a r d to k eep in s t e p wit h h i s g r a ce ful, easy glide S h e f o un d h e r se l f t ryin g t o do t h e 'Slide .t-\I o ng," th e "Skin By," o r t h e C h arl esto n C o p y i n g, w h e n H ar d Stu dy wa s doing the tan go, B e F air." H ar d Study r eprimanded h e r an d soo n unJer his s t e ady g u ida n ce, t h ey k ept p erfect step. Bluf f a nd C h e a t b o t h t r i ed to c u t in, but s h e waved h e r fan o f P e r se v e r a n ce in th e ir races an j l oo k ed u p at H a r d Study wit h eres o f En courage m e nt. T h en th e dan ce wa s ove r a n d H a r d S tudy esco r ted E ve r ygirl sare l y h o m e t o th e s t e p s o f Grad ua t i o n w h e r e, afte r s h e ha d p r omised to r e m a in tru e to Hard S tudy f orever, h e g a ve her a kiss, D iploma.


, At t o p : Jack R aymon d. Edwa r d Lowa nd c ( V ice Pres id ent) k o w 2 )(o b e n Axte ll. Gl a d ys l3ee r s (Treasure r ) Eowa rd K ee n e Z o n e lla Bli s. Row 3 G o rd o n K a rig e r. T eJdy H enle r, Lucid. S a lazar. L aura Grima ldo. \Voodford Babbill. R o w 4 Eva ng ctir.e !:lmith. Fost e r Tufts Erma PnillipR. G eo rg e J o rd a n Jack Klunk ( S ec r e t a ry). Alb ert Days. R o w 5 Mi ss Al ice M cMaho n (Advise r r es ign e d ). Mi!-is Grace P e t e r so n (Pre enl Advise r ) .l!.lme r Mill e r M e r ce d c Jorda n (Present President). RO}' a l Higga o n. Emma B anks On the Jibs: Charles rum. J a n(-T o ul o n. luli.! Smith. H a r o ld Ow en. N o t s h own: Willi a m H enle r (Presid ent, r es igned ) Clare nce M oo re oJ O J


i\l iss Peterson's o ur class ad viser. ;\'0 one knowsjust h ow much we alt prize her. She's ready with aid J r aught's to be Jllade. I n this she's:t splendid deviser. i\l iss i\lci\laholl to t he States d id sai l So this mUSt be a sad little ta lc. I fin tOllch you'd keep, i\l a ke her feel friends h ip deepJust fotlo w her up t hrough t he In,ll. T hi s c h:mning young girl, Emma Banks, I s deserving of a l l of Ollr thanks. I n a n y pass She h elps lad and lass. S he has nothing to do wit h the cranks. A right pretty gi rl, and so classy! And her eres! so blue and so Rashr! H e r q uick, c heery smiles \\'i n her good friends for miles. Out Gladys, our ow n Barn a la ss)'. Zonella is eve r)" one's friend; Quick to borro w, a nd more q u ic k to tend. S h e is st u dio us :H tas ks; Ne'er speaks 'less s he 'as ks. \V e never co uld wish her to me nd. Claims P anama t his Sl'Iiroi(a; L aura's features a re 11111.)' bOllif.1 H e r lesso ns I!lIa (raftl, A rara t'r.: fila Jalla All who k now he r think her dlliri/a. One who ha s will ;'tnd who can; Who will be a most wort hy woman. A g irl loved br all Thin. fat, big, and sm: dl; Our o wn i\l e rccdc s Jordan, H ow modest you :tre, little L ucia Oh, how we s h o ul d all hate to lose p! Y our s mile's full 0 c heer, And, o h say, rou'rc a dear! F orever be o m s, dearest L ucia. An d who in the world \'annie is! I n all athletics s he's a whiz. S he' s studious too, And will not fail rOil. T o her, pep is pan o f t he biz. Our Julia's a girl from Cristobal, And one w hom we'd JUSt l ike to double. I f rOll eve r want aid, Just call on t h:H maid; S he'll go to a heap 0' hard t rouble. T I I E A prim little lassie. Ollr J anc. And ha:. an extraordinary br.lin. Why! She is so sm:trt-H er w ar! .. is atl an, A dear little friend with an aim. A student t her e is named Axtell Who studie s his le"solls quite well. / \ nd when w e rooters T o back up our tooter;; Robert's right there with his yell. A sever e young fello.\' named Babhi t 'Tis said he has no bJ.d hal>lt. H e i:. verr quiet, l\'ever gets in a riot. Yet no one would call him a rabbit. There is a roung fellow named Crum, An d he isn't so terribly dumb. H e li\ es in L ock Cuy, And h e may not be pretty, Bu t you wou ldn't take him for a bUill. W e have a young fellow named D:'IYs Who's s napp}" in all of his wars. H e isn't so tall, I n fact he's quite small; Bu t height isn't always what pays. T here's a lad who carne in rather late T o our class o f nineteen twenty eight. J o hn Fenwick s his n:tme We've all found him g:tme, And he's liked by his classmates first rate. T here is a small chap named Teddy, .And h e seems to be always T o help out his class; An d he's sure to pass I s this littl e Gatlin chap named Teddy. .'\ charming young fellow is R illy H e 'sjust left our sc h ool willy-nilly. T ho' he' s dese r ted o u r r,wks For t he world s c ruel t hank s H e still is our Sophomore Billr. Oh, Ili ggie is rightly named R oyal! He's a verr good pal and hes loyal. H e c:tn play sillr tricks, W hile t he schoolroom clo:k tick .. ; But he never forgets his c!.1ss toil. T he re's nodoubt that George Jord:m'sa te:tse. Ever y chance for some fun he will seize. L ike few upon earth H e's chuck full 0' mirth, Yet, work with him some tunes agrees. This "ariger bor likes to close All hiS books in ullu<;ed repose T o Gatlin For big fish to plar H e went, and what chanced the Zone knows. lack's a fellow \\hose last name is "Iunk Seems to have an abundance of spunk. I Ie's a whiz at athletics. Bu t not much in math'matics, H e seems to think the}' are the bunk. This boy who oft gets the blame I s ,,"ee:'le of wit and of name: H e fishec; and works, Xo wood work he shirks. It's onh In school he seems tame. .-\ boy who keeps everything I s always up and a-coming. With girls he can phi} .'\ nd likes neckties gay, With Sophomore boys he keeps chumming T here is a young fellow n:1I11cd 1\l iller W hose basketball play is a thrdler. E'en from the miJ_Roor, T wo points he call score. T he I!irls all think him :1 killer. There's a lad in ollr class Young H,lr old, whose sIll ness is (,Ike, H e has b:1sketball vim, And surely can swim, And we all think that he i<; ju<;t gre.1L Oh, this is;1 sophomore. H e is Clarence, furthe more. We've found him !rue, T hough \err new. W e hope he'll like us e\'crmore. J ack Raymond' s a true huntcr bold. Great h: lskethall fame he doth hold. Though shyness he pretends, That's just where it ends, H e should let his true nature unfold! Young Foster's considered :t teaser, But he's really a gooJ-natured pleaser. H e puts all his heart, I n his manual art-L ike stories, but hates J ulius Ceal:oer.




1'1110 C.-\R I BBE.-\:\'. T H F llow to fhet them Buoy Light: :>'Ii..,. Rowena Scott, Row l. Ruben .\rei;}. \'irgi'li:l Ethel 1S(x'rdar)',. :'\1,lrion Boomer (Prc<:.idcntl. \\'i1Iiam (\'icc Ph"ideal). Gretchen Palm (Treasurer). ,\hld rcd Bath. Robert P.tYIW. Row 1. lIoraCt' Woodlief E1i;;o;a\)clh Hackett. EIi1;abcth ,\ Iont. ltOffil'ry. John :'.l{"aghcr. Row J. :\Iorton Southard. 1\larJ:,:31l't 1-1.,I},cs. \'itJ. Lyt'w. Scott P a r sons. Row -I, IW"worlh Barrow'!, Gnto.:c Connor, :"oJ .It' Ryan, Roy \\'alkcr. Row 5. Donald Pohle. :\Iacl.: Anita Rankin. 1\1U1 Haydell. Row 6. ThC'Odorc Bmndon, Ruth Bank..;. \\'ilhclmill.!. Geo r c Daniel'!. I t pieas(:s us bener tll1l\ an} fhing, far T o s h ow yo u the :i:' they really ;m:; \\'e ma r onl}' be F 'reshmen, but we're hUlll.Ln, to:), B ea r with us, dea r reader, and hear what we do, Our adviser alllI te,lchcr of Spanis h is she; She sees th,lt we learn too, believe mc; H er name is well known all ovcr the school; ,\liJJ SCOII, as Cristob,tI High knows, is a jcweL Our pre:sident's a maiden so slender and ull; H er manner is loved by one and by all. She's:l wonderful athlete-bu t likes her fun, tOO; Oh, .\I(/rjOIl B oomer, the class salutes you. And next this I.ldy h er name's ,l/ildred B{ull; H er life confined to the str,lig ht n,lrrow path. She is one of the blithe bunch who hie from G.ltlll1; W e're glad of her presence: from October to June. Ed"" l l tll' Ryf/n has ge:t up '11Id go; She's also got pep--oh, no! she's nO[ slow; S he: takes h ousehold arts-as a h ostess she's great; Oh res, here:'s a girl no sane person can hate. H ere's .V{l1I(v rIm Burtll \\ ho is wondrous wise, She st u die:. lessons with bo/;' of h er She: kn ows algebra from a1 to 7., Sewell's firm friend she forever will be, A basket hall player of great worth is s h e, A girl full of fun and of mischievous glee; H er name's /ltlm /lOlml-a jolly good fellow; She i s h app)'-go-Iucky, true_ h e,lrted, and mellow. This lad, .flvill Rankin, who next to, I s as good and as bad as a real bor can be; H e is seen a considerable lot more than he's heard, L ucky dog! : \11 t h e teacher)' good will he stirred. Dorolhy /leim! She behaves vcry well! While t h e rest of tht:m joke, she retires in h er S h t"s alw:\\'s so Quif't one scarce knows s h e's t h ere, :\nd s he w astes so few words that h e r speeches are rare. And h ere is young Robert, whose last name is Pllple, H e just can't resist sometimes raising Cain; H e too's from is one of the b:lI1d; T h e o n e who disturbs lIim is sure to get "canned." This one i::. ,l/f/rif/, that S/tUt!1ISOIl gal, She's a quiet young thing -but makes a good pal; She's known to t h e teac h ers in just t h e right way, F o r her rule about them is this one word. "Obey!" Blf/nw, t his youn g thing, is surel}' a 'f/lker; Bu t furthe:rmore, read er, s he' s also :t talker; B e s ur e that you study," S'rs to the wise, Undaunted b)' t h e l azy one:.' censuring cries. 1 /0'.\ ;. Luct', \\'ilhami. Barbara jonel', I Icrb!'rt Row S. ja(;k \\'alll(;('. LOW;I1I "have fUll," And he doc.; h,we it too, before sc hool hour s are done. T his lad, I?of,tr I)t(/k;lI, is up there in froat; B eside him the a\'erage Froc;}l looks l ike a run t ; H e's real gooJ in science: he t.tlks awfullr slow; H e makes .1 good friet\d (anti perlnps a b ad foe). John .llef/Xhtrs an athlete from dome to his feet; His b.lsketb 111 playing is quite had to beat ; The c h ief f,lIIlt he has is t h at he spelks tOO soft, But he has high ambitions and hold s them ,tloft. .-Illi/a (;\l iss Rill/kin) is next on this list; .'\ penci l is clutched in her dainty young fist; She al ...... lys is smi1i:1g wherever she: goes; And oh! she C.ll1 talk (ask f iss Sewell-she know s!). This fr(,shman here is a s hort one }'OU see But he's full of t h e mischid-oh yes! his n:tllle's Lu; F or all th.t, his classes are r.nel}" neglected; This !\ariger bar a good name has erecte:d,


26 THE CARIBB EAN. And here'" \ Iarlo" Southar! who's on e of t h e t all, He is Iruh an artist; his interest is all In his drawings : ha \ 'e an original tOllch But he c::.n't be bothered to wor k o v er muc h GrQu Co""or'J a maiden who's new h ere this yea r B ut this wa\'y, black-haired gir l' s become v e r y dear; : \ hhough she does study, she likes to h ave f un; Y es, a permanent spot in ou r hearts she has w o n SiJ HaI'Jutr'J a sdphlike young dance r so ligh t That she looks like a .!omall bag of bones a t first sig h t ; She's little and and s h e's thin, b m o h let tho:::e who think they can fool h e r j ust t r y Paul Ht,)'dm'J a sheik \ ho is tall, slr'lig h t, and s l i m; Take.. .. Sophomo r e Spanis h (o h do pity h im!); His hopes and ambitio n s leap u p to t h e s k ies; Let's hope he fulfills t hem l o n g ere h e dies, a damsel so quiet s h e's m u te, But like oth e r females s h e's q u ite h ard to s u it H e r brother, Porfirio is almost the same ; Those RmU,. yo ung f olks are m odest but game. Hen::'s a young lady-h e r name's Barbam Jones She believes ev e r in r esting h er o w n wea r y bon e s : F rom the W:l.y she h::.s loved to w ande r o f late, W e judge t hat to travel will e'er b e h er f ate, :\elCt of the F ros h es our ca rt oonist yo u see ; .\farris Luce, it is known, some day f amo u s will b e; : \ lthoug h he is small, t h e r e's a lot i n his h ead : \ nd all tRat he sa)'s, is always well said. Jaele PCf(ZI'.s a promp t bar w h o neve r comes l ate; His good wor k in Span i s h is a pleas ur e to s ta te; Tho u g h he talks to h i m self to whilt: h o ur s a w ay F res h l a ur els co c r own him o n eve r y ne w day. H e r e's Vita L),tw, a won der at Spa nish I f all pupils wer e l i k e her, teac h er's t roubl es w ould vani s h ; True to the tre n d of h e r O r iental race, It is hard for the rest to k eep up with h e r p ace. : \ nd h ere is George Daniel.s, a ba l l p laye r too; Wh en he bats a ball, i t 's most s u re to l a n d t rue ; H is exploits in his L atin are varied and ma n y; But h e's a real bor if t h e r e eve r w as a ny. T his is a swimmer w ho's won m:m)' r aces; A,'athr)''' has captured a good f e w fir s t places; H er outlook on life is an opti m ist's o n e; he finds high .!ochool and classes JUSt oodles of f un Dorothy Suwart t h a t girl over t h e r e; She's different from h er feet to h e r boyis h b ob b ed ha i r ; A vio l inist she wants }'et to be, And from all appeara n ces that's nOt far to see. Ou r slim Donald Pohle does not live a f ar; H e is quiete r t r uly, than most oth e r boys a r e ; H ,s school work is O. K.-h e re,all), does well; His report ca r d's to make an)' h e td swell ElIsfJ:()rth Barrows, in front, was a F o r t R ando l p h lad. H e was alw:l.)".!o so quiet we t h oug h t he was. sad; I f e's gone to the: States now-th e Atlantic a cross ; Cnfonunately that's a fres h man class loss. AdaIr ()'oungeM Ta-"Ir;,r). JUSt hates to be telsed, She SOl)'!> that !>he would so much r ather be p l eased; She finds school life jolly JUSt awrull), n ice; W hen (ul"I" being dis h ed out, she g e ts a big s lice. And h e r e s .\/ir illm ,-irJ llllr. firs t o f the g irl s, She' s really g r own up sin ce s h e putS up her curb: E n gli s h s h e l oves, th a t s h e does any day; But whe n a l geb r a b ec k o n s s h e turn s the o ther war. /I'avo' ; a yo un g girl so gentle an d s weet, Tha t m: m y's th e r outh lan guis hin g at her feet; H e r l as t na m e i s Phillip.s-and qu iet h e r ways, !-Ie r th oug h ts e e r see m far a way--dre a m y her g l z e H ere is our d ancer with tre sses o r go l d H e r g aze far (r o m co ld, an d her wars far fro m bold S h e i s K atherine S t orm a girl true t o a fr: en d Her frien ds hip' s ar e las tin g ones th a t hwen't an en d. l\la rgaur'.s a whi rlwin d whe n o n c e she i s s tarted; 'Twould be s a c ril eg e her : md her h o u s eh o l d arts p a rted She gig gles and t e a ses and w o rk s all b y This Ha.l'e.s y o un gs t e r w h i s p e r s an d c hat s whil e s he learn s 7ohnll/hiddell' s a boy-our m os t re cent arri\ 'al, So our i nt e rest i s n o w enj oying a revival H e 's e s t ab lish ed a r ep" a s a r eg ular s heik; W e h o p e t hat good luc k won' t b e far to s eek. A s a basket b all player thi s girl i s a star, H e r s ch oo l w o rk fr o m th a t l o f ty p o int i s n o t far; Tho ugh n o w go ne awa y we remembe r her here F o r V i rgi nia KOllp'.s n ame i s well kn own o n thi s sphere A nd h e r e's Francn o f the brilliant t o p-knot, She a lways l oo k s coo l th o u g h the weather be hot; S h e s a nice p r o p e r g irl and d o e sn't give trouble; Wh e n it s t i m e t o do Spani s h s h e pray s f o r a double. Thi s h a p py-go-luc k y i s hu s ky and y oun g The t eac h e r s d e s pair o f his e'e r acti v e t o ngue; Jack /f/al/ace-his name and s wimmin g his fame-But alas-in his algebr l thi s bo y is lame. D o n 1 reia'.s a s heik -fro m the S p aniar d s comes he, H e s co n s idere d good l oo kin g b)' m a iden s who s ee; His stride i s so d a s h i ng, s o free and s o b o ld, Our R I/bw d h a v e w o n g l o r y in y e dayes of o lde This lad' s lI'il/jam R o mig, w h o n o w i s not here, B a l boa t oo k h i m near the en d o f the y ear. H e u sed to s p e n d lun c h h ours down b y t h e beac h H i s lesso n s 'm os t alway s were in his mind s re lch. This o n e i s a baseb all pbrer o f fame I n that h e m os t cer t ain l y pla ys a go od gam e ; H e s 'illOSt always r ead}' some hard w o rk t o do But a fun l o vin g s tr e ak 's in I/e r b P e t erso n too. H e, H o race I f/oat/lief was als o a s h eik, .'\nd he wasn't ail e o r th e mild an d the meek; H e t oo, i s nOt with lIs-'tis thus t h at L ife RowsBut we wis h him good fortune wherever h e goe s And this y oun g lad y i s our S p. mi s h was h er s avi or-alge bra h er peril; No w i n Costa R i ca, s he' s up in th e m ounts, A -d rinkin g mOSt lik e l y o f w isdo m' s f ounes A nd this bar who s it s h e r e i s kn own a s Roy Wnlke r ; I I e tackles his w o rk wit h a will he' s n o b : tlke r j His h ap piest m o m ents ar e t h ose when he rea ds Of villains a n d o f her o e s w h o d o noble d eeds. H e r e's If/illiam Hob.son, who s fro m Gatun, to o ; A s o ur vice pr e sident h e did all h e could do; Tho u g h h e soo n dro ppe d out of Cri s tobal H igh, His nam e in t h e annal s o f high sc hool will lie.


TH E CARl BBEAN" H ere's Theodore Brandon, :t mischievous romh, One good thing about him-he e'er fells the truth, H e is commonly known as "Teddy" or "Ted," I lis pompadour lies sleekly-Rat on his head. This maid is Grelrhm; her last name is Palm, H er studies ne'er sulfer-she's brilliant and calm; The piano at her hou se is kept much alive; But don't gel her angry!-rou may not survive This maid's Lois lI 'il/iams, another frosh true, She's quite ene rgeti c; she r.:rely is "blue," She is nice and jollr-she likes household arts; Y es! Lois stands high in all of our helrts. -t.'lJul Btlrn,,,, '.1$. H ere's to our cbss po e tess, ;\li ss Ellul Bm'l/elf, \\'hose literary qualitie s have never railed yet, H er friends ther are many; her foes ther a re fe\ T o her school and her class s he' s e'er loyal and true. -R. K. and .\1 1. B., '':!9. D I A B)" D F A H A RD B O ILED TOUBI S T I S ITING COL ON F O R T H E Flll S T Barnttl, '29. This WO:1 first place in this short story come st. J an. ':!-;-Frolll set rue f oot on bnd All l h ar seen was niggers. "here's kids, old men, and s he iks and gah" And dames with massi\ e figgers, They 'rl: lazy devils-all of them, And insolent-you betcha, Yuh can't forget this burg is theirs Oh, no man! They won't lete ha. But talki n 'bout Kid \'olste:ld's bwOh, bor! Colon is Eden, h e licker here R ows fast and f r ee, 'Tis a happy life l'mleadin'. J an. 18-B een l ookin' in the H indu shops Tu get s ump'n fer The}' set me back fer fifteen bea n s \'11 S:l)' this pbce is c r,!'zy. But rhen the heat that h e:lts this pi.tce, T aint zacklr what I that, But swe,lt pours down me hone st brow, Oh )eh! it's plent), hot. 'l9-T o-day I seen white folks, I t l!one me o l d heart good T o think Colon be riuilizd-, never knew it would I usta think this pbce was wild, \\'id ca\'emen roamin' round; I t gave me quite a jolt to see Th'lt everyone was sound. "\I sa)" this is a great old town F or rC:lsons more t h:lIl one, daily life's a round of joy, T o loaf is to hav e f un J an. J

I H E C.-\RlI:!BE.-\:--'. 3ln jftilemoriam F.-1 YF. BUSS. "She died in beaut\'-like a ro!,c blo\\ n (rom its parent stem," Came to e:orrh :\'ovemher 18, ICjO-. Departed-.August 2.1. "They needed an angel in lie I\ en, So God called our ';\'01 .. :1\\ \\"e, the Class of '26, dcliic:He this p:lge lOone 'I','hose memorr "C shall ::Iways hold dear, Ollf We deepl)' fed the absence of til;1t h;IPPf. joyful being, ,\lnnola B liss, and all believe that Ilc:ivcn muSt be brighter and morc cheerful since she h;ls made h er residence there. f ler sunny smile, which she was always to wear, is now remembered by everyone \\ ho wa>; acquainreJ with her. T he cheer) rt!marks, with whi c h she greeted us sri II linger In Ollf minds. \\'e afC deeply rnO\'cd by not having ':'\'0101 graduated .... ith but !the! h.1S been gr.lduated into:l highe!r and happier l'nivcr-,it).


T H E C:\ R I B BEA:". !Ii OUR ALUMN I .1\ noth e r year h as passed adding ten n e w stu dents to the a lready large numbe r o f A lumni. of t h e graduates have left and gone to distan t l a n ds j oth e rs have remained 011 the I s thmus, b"'lt, w herever t hey b e, t h e ir and pride f o r Cristobal H igh Sc hool i s permanent. Ea c h we r ece iv e some token, express in g their heartiest wis h es for the sliccess o f the annual, some by l etters, others by frequent \ 'isits to t h e 7223 F ourth .-\vel1uc, Brooklyn :". Y \ failed la s t year to se n d w o rd to but I wis h e u you s u ccess and the looks of your annual I s hould say you made a big s u ccess of i r. R i g h t now let m e express t h e hope t hat t h i s year's b oo k will add an other sturdy spok e t o t hat brilliant wheel o f annuals b eing wrought in Cristobal H igh. alll living here with Illy sister and doing my b es t for an in surance company down in th e financial district. Only a f e w weeks ago I had tea with i\l iss Da\' i s whom you will p erhaps r e m embe r as the first principal of Cris t o bal H igh. Catherine lI'aid was present a s wa s also anoth e r o l d time Cristobal H igh enthusi a st, "Chink" yo u see t h e world i sn't so large but w hat a few of w e o ld Z onite5 can f o regath e r occasi onally." L ULA P U LLIO COr-.IAN, Cristobal, Canal Z o n e SL'SIE '2 I I Eas t 25th Street, B alti more, i\l d. CATHERIXE \\'AID, 4 5 1 \ r es t 2Jd Street, York City. I r efuse t o b elie v e it's b een e i ght s ince graduated fr o m the Cristobal H igh S c hool, but wh e n yo u ge t to my ancient estate a m e r e matter o f a decade or so passes lik e a day. And I certainly hate to think present day ed i t o r s were in the f ourth grade wh en I wa s a p r oud m embe r of t h e senior c la ss, h i g h sc hool. i\lany have requested one of this year's issue of THE CARIBBEAX. year nineteen graduates will be added to our band o f Alumni, which is the largest c l ass ever known to be graduated from CristohalH ig h Sc hool ;\olav our addition to Cristobal H igh School's name and fam e be in proportion to the size o f our class. ;\Iay the sch'>o1 be as proud of us as we are of t h ose w h o ha\'e preceded us :\nother annual or two, and "II be wririnp; you indignantly ro tell you what's wrong \\ irh the younger generation. n the good old days when I went to H igh School, we all had big ribbon bows pinned to t h e ba ck of our heads and our skirt s were d iscreetl y l ong, I'm still trying to write. second person in this sad city i s either a r e porter or the in\'entor o( the plot for the 'Great i ea n 'don't kno" an)' o nt.: else, however, who beg<1n by writing personals for the Slflr Co: H erald. Panarna \\ill alwaY5 he 'home' to me. ;\Iaybc it's tru e what th ey say about the waters of t h e Chagres. ":\11 the s u ccess in the world (or youralll1ua l this year and for t h e success of t h e members o f '26." .. h RKE \\'ELCH, :\ddress unkno\\ 11. 'RY EO"EO, Chapel H ill, :-.:. c. 1919. f)OROTH\' \\'E I R \IO.\'TAYXE, Fall s, P a. t h ink THE CARIIJHEAX is aile o f the most splendid annual s to he written stu dents. I enjoy reading it, and am proud to be an alumna. I t gi\' es me gn:at pleasure to se n d my g reetings and hest wishes for COI1-ti nu ed success during t h e years to come, al1ll may each one be more successful than t h e last. ., ,\ I )' tw o boys are growing fast, anu I hope that, when they are for high school. their sc h oo l will have the same spirit a') our Cristobal H ig h."


30 THE C.-\RI 88E.'\:--''. ,-\LICE ,-\RLEX"E BALL, 118 1\lapl e .-\\'enue, Ta-coma, l-::EXXETH FOWAROS, \Y ellsboro, Pa. jA.\IES Cristobal, Canal Zone. LI'-:OALE O.-\\"IES, 336 Commonwealth '-\\'enue' B os ton, :\1a ss 1 am still enjoying a successful practice as a dentist and am planning in a f ew to srecialize in the branch of oral o ffice is located in Cambridge directl\" opp osite the main buildings o f Harvard L ni"ersity and, as the student s comprise t h e mOSt o f my practice, ] am still abl e to enjoy the atmospher e of college l ife. ".-\Ithough it has not b ee n my privilege to see copies of TH E C.\RIBUEA,, for t h e last two or three y ears, I am sure t h e progressive ideal o f e\'ery new issue's being an improve ment o v e r its predecessors has b ee n carried 011, so what could b e more fitting t han for me t o wish the i ss u e of 1926 the best ever "'I t i s with a degree of pride that J recall that 'our' class o f 1920 was not only the largest, but was the first class to have completed the f our year course at Cristobal Hi g h Sch ool. P l e ase extend, through your department, greetings to c la ssmates. ",-\Iso would it he possible f o r m e to obtain a copy o f TH E C .. \RIBBEAN each year? I would b ecome a regular subscriber b ecause it would hring to m e a 'br eath of the tropic' hr which I am l onging. J -\c .... B. FIEJ.D5" B ox 2 79, -\ustin Texas. KF.:,\:,\ETH GREEXE, Coudersport, P a. 1 co n side r all students of C. H S., past and pre,)t!nt and future a s friends So, will you tdl the ci r culation manager to p u t m e on hi s mailing lis t and get m e a COp), of la s t rear's annual if possi ble. Pllo:3se expr ess to the unde r c la ssmen, the faculty, a 11<.1 the grauuating c la ss m y most sincere g()od wis h es for comin g years. J Jere's h o ping tht: annllal t hi s year will b e a 'humdinger.' I hRI .. \, 1101 \IWOOD, 2216 Bancroft \\'ay, B e rkeley, Calirornia, ." am some th"usand miles I1cart:r to YOLI at ::his writing than I at the publication or la s t year's annual. ] 11 truth, .1 fee l ven' much n earer since 1 am in almost same sort o f atmosphere :!n d surroundings a s yourselves F o r so m e time r have b ee n traveling in i\l ex ico f o r my company and m y work in a few m onths bring m e bac k to Panama. I look forward to a r euni o n \\ ith other classmates, some o f whom J understand have already wandered bac k to sch ool-day sce n es 'join all the A .lumni in wishing you a 'muy buen exito.' / \ L SON SEARS Dana H o t e l, 1 .j.22 Dana Street, Berk e ley, STEWART, Cristobal, Canal Z o n e. A. LICE STILSON, C o l oll. Rep. o f Panama. L ILLI.-\N COTTON \'AN \\'AGXER, 7223 F ourth A venue, Y 19"20. .'\L DOYLE, Cristobal, Canal Z o ne. "'Vhile se n ding good wi s h es to the g raduating class and wishing good luck to the stafF of TH E CARIBBEAN, r w ould lik e also t o quote to you a few sentiments regarding the y early brain-child of my Alma i\/ Iater. These tho u ghts are those o f Miss K I. D avis, w h o was, f o r years, princ i pal o f Cristobal H ig h Alul11ni will b e particu larly interested: I I have r ead THE CARIBBEA1\T from cove r to cover. I t took me back to t h e Z o n e and wove a s p ell for m e, the s pell of palms, mOOI1-light a n d dan cing I t hink it i s ve r y excepti o nal in both the literary part and t h e artistic. I e njoyed ever y sente n ce and e v ery picture, much time over t h e p h oto. grap h s) r ecalli n g how the sam e young m e n and looked) when ther were in t h e third and f ourth grades, and I used to walk thro u g h the ir r00111S and watch the little t hings at the ir work. I a111 g lad to see, o r t o dedllce, t ha t you are spared o n the Z o n e that a i r of extrem e sophistication in the young f o lk s that i s o n e of t h e most d isagr ee abl e e l em ents o f :"\Tew Y ork teaching. The scho o l


T Hf': CARI BBE.'\;-{. .11 atmosphere seems still to be health ful and natural, as I r e member it t o have been wh e n I was in Cristobal. \ do thank YOLI deeply for the pleasure the b oo k s have given m e Just now rher are serving a duty. T h e teacher who has charge of t h e sc h ool paper in the Girls' Commercial H ig h S c h ool in Brooklyn, wh e r e I have been until this year, borrowed them to to her eciiwrial staA-' to give them inspiration for their spring number. So rOll see, a good deed lik e the old stone thrown into the pond. travels in widening ci rcles.' I n view of the above encomiums expressed b y one wh o has a tender regard for everything r elating to your and sch ool, I w ould suggest that t\l i ss Davis be complimented each rear with a brand new of our pride-THE CARII3BEA:-.'as I am forgetful and may n o t r emembe r tosend one. Furthermore, I expect this t o b e 111)' last y ear up: m t h e Zone. H e re's hoping for a bi g turn out at this year's Alumni Banquer. ETHA BEY1NGTO"', Balboa H e i ghts, Canal Zone Having just returned to the .Isthmus a few months, 1 am playing lady at present. I l e ft a wonderful position in L os Ange les w here J was secretary to three doctors, and 1 regretted very l11uch m y having to give it up, but I wanted to b e with rny parents. I must admit California has won my heart but t here will always b e a warm spot tucked in t h e corner f o r Cristobal H igh and the happy days I s p ent the r e Best w i s hes for a bigg e r and better year, 1926." 1921. CARL D U E\', 7 2 South Avenue l\lariner's Harbor, Staten I sland, N. Y KIRBY FERGUSON, Cristobal, Canal Zone. CHARLES HENTER, U S. I\ Taval Air Station) Hampto n Roads, Va. ALICE HUNTER, Cristobal, Canal Zone. FRANK RAYl\IONO, 3++ East J2 0 t h Street. New York C ity, N Y ELEANOR ZIl\Il\IERl\IANN, 21+ \Villard :\venue, \ \'esterl e igh Staten Island,;-{. Y ha ve b een wOi':';'in g for all11oo;;t a year now anJ I lik e it very much. I began to work at Arthur and Son's Retail and h olesal e Lumber Yard o n the thirteenth of F e b urary, 1925, and ha ve b een there ever s in ce, t hough when I first w ent t here, I was told that it was a temporary p os iti on. I want to extend to C. H. S. my hearti e!'t best wis:,e s for the s u ccess of the annual. am anxio u s to g e t this year's book." 1 922. GEORG E CARTWRIGHT, Cuheco State College, Pa. "This year marks the completi o n o f m)' ele'ctrical course. I have enjoyed my work and college life, but Ileven-h e l ess, I will b e when graduation arrives in June I hope som e day [Q see dear old C. H. S. once again, and I w ou ld b e happy to see some o f my '22 classmates. I'm wishing a happy and success ful year for everyone in C. H S. Gi ve my regards to the faculty, and congratulations to t h e seniors, and may THE CARIBBE.Jr.N b e even better than that of IDA BROWN DOYLE, Cristobal, Canal Zone f\I ARY GLEN'" FIELDS, 1'22J j \ Iars hall Lane, A.ustin ) Texas. L e Roy i\[. \GNllSON, Balboa, Canal Zone l\li:DRED STAFFORD, 717 So. i \ l iami Avenue, i\liami, Florida. TOWNSEND, Gatun, Canal Zone. "'ESLEY TOWNSE:>.'D, Gatlin, Canal Zone JORDAN ZIMl\IERil.I.4.NN, 2 0 2 \Valnut Place, Syrac u se, N y ] spent the past semester working at the University B oo k Store up h e r e in Syracuse"' but I am back forestry n ow. e< I could:appear on t h e Canal Z o n e now and you would n o t r ecognize m e if I wanted t o keep quiet, for ] 've grown taller and heavi e r. I am a big exception. I ha ve never felt the


T H E C.-\RIRBE:\:\. to he back 011 the Canal Zone 1 wa ... not there long enough to as firmly esrablishc\.i a resident as rcst of are. Bur e\"C!11 though I don't want to be back, I do like t 1 IH:ar from myoi d fri ends down there. "THE CARIBBEA:-" grows better each year and I know that this year will be the best c\'cr. ,\iy good wisht's go to the staff who will make it the banner f o r THE CARIBBEAX. :\ h.RJORIE lhLL, 118 .\I41ple .--\\'enue Takoma Park, .\Iaryland. ." alll enclosing t he orda for CARIBBE .\X. I suppose this g>ing to be t h e best yet, so I 'll be w a itins 111 )st i mpatiently for minc. .. Best wishes for the success of the-graduating class I hope YOLI have a year. (,Spas::: I say ITa I). I know yo u ha\'c :\I iss Dodds 011 t hcjob, Just now I'm rather rusheJ for I'd appreciate it also if you'd sar h ello' for me to anyb od ) w h o migh t h a p pen to re m e mber that t h e r e a me. PALl. DOYLE, Plebiscitary Comrn i ss i o n T acna.-\rica, .-\rica, Chile. "\\'e are living com fortabl y i n th e 1 lotel Raiteri, t h e Hotel \\'as hington o f T acna, a n d we are well satisfied with the se r vice and food. On the other hand poor \\'es ler i s located ill the 5ama alley near Sama R ive r (supposeuly the dividing lint: between Peru a n d Child. H e is t h ere trying to invellt n e w ways t J kill mosquitos, and discQ\'cr i ng t h e how and why of sand, for that is all h e can boast of in his little burg. H e came to T acna last week and spent t h e nig h t in our hotcl. Y ou folks can't do anyth i n g in t h e Can a l Zone that we uon't hear about in C hil e. An nld Pal1ama-.lmericfl}/ newspaper be f o r e m e IS advising me to go to see how h ig h t h e goose hangs. I haven't heard (ro:n any o ( t h e schnol moh and it wa'i a p leasu re to receive a little ncws that thcrc is such a platc as t hat 'icho()1 lip there. 'hope you will have success "ith \\illiarn Clinch"rJ and the other "grmsc," in their senior play, and t r)' hard to kl"cp up rt, rhL' standard that lhe.: of 19'22 sct in all school affairs." 1 913 ED\' \RD L\l \Y, B a lb o a ) C a nal Z o n e .. r h e ordcal o ( c.) mp03in g an efl'ccti\'c Sente n ce ( o r t h i s l o ng d e layeJ m esbri ngs ba c k to m y min d t h e h o p e l ess anJ h d:1 l ess f eeli n g that lIs.::d t o p e rm ea t e bei n3: J was gropin g around f;)r a ge n es i s to a S:.)I1ne t or an all ego ry, t ha t we h a ve go t o v e r t h e t h r es h o l d o f unJer ta',ing, I c an see n o l og i cal r e a so n W:1Y we s h:)td d Ilo t proceed At that t i met:HIt i s, t h e rim e w h e n I used to s u f f e r (rO:11 e,JiJe mic'i, (th e y u sed to like pla g u es), o ( t h emes p oe ms} sonn e t s, e t c.) I l ike m os t o ( my co w o r ke r s, t h ough t that to g .. (,am sc h oo l wo ul d b e about a s n e a r to a paradi se a s a huma n co u l d attain-but, w..: l ive a n J l earn-an d J f o r o n e have n o t on l y lived "i\l o:'e tim es than I could ever ho;:>e t o r e cali, I have wi3hed, wis heJ, that I were right df) ..... n in t'lat little concr e t e sc h oo l o n C o l o n B e a c h wri t in g t h e m es etc.b oo k s, if n eed b e "Altho u g h I have Jut b ee n in c l ose contac t this rear w i th th e sc h oo l, still my heart and soul are with yo u and it i s m)' desir e to s.::e e a c h and every year glOw big g e r and b ette r ( o r C. H S N o chubt t h e a n nua l will b e b ette r t h i s year thall ever b e f o r e I since r e l y h o p e so, a n d a n anx ious t o r ece i ve m y co py .. K i nd l y cOllvey to the entire sc h oo l I)lxi y a n d f aculty m)' good wis h es and m)' expectati'Jn to see t h e b es t p lay a n d b es t an nu a l tha r C H '. ha, ye t p rod u ced." CER \I.D D BI.I" ,.1 R., Cristobal, C a nal Z o ne. ERNST E LI'HRAI' 3935 Burwoo:.i Ave n u e outh Norw ood Ohio I t certainl \' doesn't see m that three years have passed s i ; ce I leftth ere Wh y I d hardl y k n o w a smll t hac n ow. I'd l ik e t o b e at commence:n c n t ( u r wit h thi s c la ss all o r t ht.: peopl e t hat I kllOw w ill gone (r ol11 Cri s t ohal H ig h I can hard l y il111g in e a g ra duating class o f twent\'. I 'll bet w e had m o r e fun t h o u gh A s k A senio r in hig h sc h oo l t h i nk s h e i s pretty goo d b u t i t takes t h e next f e w years t o kn oc k t hat out.


THE CARIBBEAN. 33 H ] a m completing my junior year at t h e U niversity of Cincinnati D ental S c hool. THE CARIBBEAN of 19'26 sure ly h a s heartiest wis h es ( o r a huge success. I kn o w i t will b e a bigge r and b ette r b ook." LOUISE HENTER, Philadelphia Hospital, Philadelphia, P a HENRY l\i(OOR E + + 9 H o m e A v enue, FOr[ \\'aelsworth State n I s land, N e w York El\'IOGENE NAS H 1 012 Monnett, Norman Okl a homa. I am a sophomore i n t h e Unive r sity of O kl a homa. I 01111 taking twenty-th ree c l ass periods a w ee k: S oc i o logy, Dramatic two Eng lis h courses and Typewriting G iv e my regards to t h e senior class and a lso to t h e high schoo l in general. I wis h yo u t h e most success in the world with THE CARIllHEAN. p o r t h ose o f yo u w h o are just starting in life t h e r e will b e many things to overcome, but I am sure YOLI w ill win with a littl e work and a f e w hards hips." Now i\ir s Elme r S. Van B e n sc hoten, F ort Ethan Alle n V ermont. i\L\TTlSON PULLI C, Cristobal Canal Zone. 1 9'24 FLORENCE ALBERT, 59 S e a s id e B o ulevard, Rosebank State n I sland. I am sending in my subscriptio n f o r the 1 9'26 CA R IHBEAN. \\'ith best wis h es t o o n e 1 k new and to t h e C l a ss of 19'26." GEORGE O AKES, F o rt Banks i\l a ss a chusetts. M y s i x m onths at prep sch ool wa s quite an experience. T h e examinations were hard this year a n d many o f the fellows becam e discourage d and quit. T h e r e are on l y f our vacan cies for t h e P r es id ent's appointment and over o ne-hundre d f ellows t r ied for it. During my stay at sch ool 1 saw Pepe t'oV,J o r t h re e times H e see m s to b e getting serio us, as h e i s takin g a cor r es p onde nc e course bes i des h is college wo r k. A ft e r my arrival at h o m e, we stare...! at Fort Totten abou t two weeek s and t h e n l eft MR998S2S f o r rort Banks, a better statio n, where we are now located. I want to wish Cristobal H igh better years in athletics, t h e seni o r s m y best, and THE CARIBBEAN s u ccess in all departments. I want to b e remembered to all the students, w i t h Dodds and M r. 13"nson included. Also rernember m e to my classmates o f ''24 .'' I RENE i\I CCOURT, Gatu n Canal Zone. "\\'e ll, another sch ool year has T o som e it m eans graduat i o n, to others o ne, two, o r t h r ec years m o r c of h i g h school w ork. How m o noton o u s the school work looks to many o f u s whi l e we are amongst it all, and how l ong the f o u r rears of h i g h school seem to u s But after graduation t h e years slip by o n e afte r anoth e r, and we r ealize the val u e of our h i g h school training. I s hould lik e t o tell even student t o rnake the ver y best of ever y yc;r in h igh school. I am sending my s in ce rest w i s hes for the class o f 1 9'26 and the faculty and students o f Cristobal H i g h. your annual b e the best ever. A l t h o u g h I s h a l l soon b e i n r h e States, the r e will always remain with m e p l e a sant mern ories of C. H S CHE STER L P IKE, I.ambda P s i Fratcrnity, Eugen e Oregon. "The sun's shining in Panama-it' s rai n in g h e re-but I l i k e it. "Fro m out o f the tall tirnber I send g r ee t ings t o all m y Canal Z o n e fri ends esp ec ially to those o n whose s houlder s rests t h e responsibility o f living up to t h e hi g h standards o f Cristobal H i g h S c hool, set by a n d yet raised b y e a c h s uccessi ve class." EDITH COU LHOURN S I \IITII, 7 [ 7 Colon ial Ave nu e orfolk, 'a. "\\'e have sure l y been travelin g s in ce last October. \Y e lived in \Yashington Philadelphia, Boston, and can you beat that record f o r a three-month's p eriod? Give m y best regards to all myoid fri ends in C. H S. and I wish for the faculty and student body [he bes t school year ever. they add many laurels to the f a m e of C r i s t obal H i g h. I wis h the c la ss of '26 all


THE CAR IBB E AN the success possible in editing THE CARIBBL\:-.o'. it be the best annual t hat's been published!" DOROTHY FLOOD, C r istobal, Canal Zone. JOSE .-\ROSEME:-"A, 0 Street N. \ \'. \\'3s h ingron, D. C. CHARLOTTE HOl:SEL J\L4.CSPARRAN, Gatlin, Can a l Zone. GLADYS LOWANDE, Cristobal Canal Z o ne. i\I oRRls i\iARCHOSKY, Colon, R e p o f Panama INZA i\lARKHAi\I R. F. D No.2, Say r e, P e nn sylvan ia. ; \NDREW Si\IITH, Cristobal Canal Z o n e. ETHEL SONNE1':IAN, 98 i\1acon Street, Br oo kl y n New York. '925. RUTH HOPKINS, Cristob a l Can a l Zo n e ( didn't get to t h e co n ve n tio n f o r h i g h school publications to w hich you o f t h e staff made m e a delegate, b u t yo u have n o idea how happ)' the fact t hat 1 lVas as ked to go made me. Y ou f o l ks in C. H S. have given me many more h o nors t h an I dese r ve. I r eceived the convention's programme whic h I'm bringing back tosh ow you. I t inc luded a banquet, severa l bus excursi o n s t hrough the city, lectures, meeti ngs, etc. I wo u l d have given a great d e al to have b een abl e to attend. '" wonder i( everyon e in t h e class o f '25 is as interested in C. H S. a s I am. J don't think' wish I were back-at least not often -but I am happit:r every day t hat I s pe n t my high sc h oo l days in C. H S. I am a w fully anxious to sec THE C ARIRIlEAN for 1926. I hope you outsh ine ours in every detail." RLTH D c "', Dudley H all, Oberlin, O h io. "As usual the girls h e r e admire my annuals. Of cou r se I'm vcry pro ud of t hem, an d w h e n t h e g irl s start talking abo u t t h e ir year boo k s, I bring f orth m y three t o s h o w t h e m tha t Cri s t o bal H i g h i s o n the m a p even i f it is s m a ll. Afte r t h e ir many e x cla mati o n s o f delig ht, J t ell the m t hat t h e future annuals w ill b e g r e ater s u ccesses, so t hey j u s t have t o believe m e This sure l y i s a p la ce to k ee p o n e oc c u p ied-so m e t h in g doin g all t h e t i m e The conse rvator y life i s m os t absorbing; I n eve r coul d ge t e n o u g h o f it. The r e are many things I ca n be t h ankfu l f o r and o n e t h ing happen s t o b e t h e fac t that I took Lati n l a s t ye a r \ V I LLlM,' 1 COUSINS, 2623 Oakfo r d Str ee t, Phil a de l phia, Pa. H E LEN ABENDROTH, C ristob a l, Can a l Z o n e K ATHERINE FISCH E R F ort de L esse ps, Cristobal C a na l Z o n e. J u s t at p r esent I am keepin g h o u se f o r m y moth e r. I t i s n t h alf so abso rbing as try in g t o find O llt w h a t Ci ce r o i s t r y in g tos a y o r w h a t x Y' equa l s Ci ce r o a n d x)n are m:Jr e interes tin g t h a n flour a n d s u g a r I don't kno w what I s h all do w h e n I r e t u rn t o t h e States; but I 'll p r obabl)' e n d b y t e a c h i n g sc h ool. Can't you see m e i n so m e count r y sc h oo l with m y hair sc r e wed u p into a knot o n t h e top o f m y head and "specs" 011 m y n ose b e r a tin g so m e bi g s i x foot farmer b o)' f o r s p ellin g ca t k a t ? "Of course Cristobal H i g h h a s m)' b es t wis hes; bu t 1 926 h as m y ve r y b es t wis h es f o r the s u ccess o f its annual. iVrak e i t even better than t h e b es t Cri s t o bal's eve r had. Y o u will ha ve t o w o rk hard t h o u g h b ecause 1 925 w a s b e f o r e YOll. Best wis h es f o r s u c cess (or all the acti v i t i es o f 1 926 HUBERT LEE, 20 4 East 22d Street, Austin, T ex a s "At present I a m a f res h m a n in the Uni vers ity o f T ex a s, t a kin g prelaw w o rk but by t h e t im e t h e annua l i s Out 1 s h all b e a sop h o m ore, so pu t m e dow n a s you t h ink best. T ell all the hi g h sc h oo l t hat I s h o u l d b e g l ad to hear f ro m a n yo n e. And i f Harry Thrift is still t h e r e let him kn o w t h a t T m e m orized the p oe m h e wr Ote in l a s t year's


THE CAR l BB EAN. 35 -----------------------a nll ua l a n d fur t h e r m o r e I inte n d t o bu y this ye a r 's anllual in a great part t o see anoth e r o f hi s poem s For t h e annual t h i s year, let m e w i s h y o u only o n e t h in g, and t hat i s t hat y o u pll t a u t all annu al tha t you know YUlI will b e pro u d of. Y o u have a good m embershit) i n t h i s year's c l a ss, and I f ee l sure that y o u will p u t it over!''' OLGA ARC IA, C o l o n, Rep. o f Pana m a 1 am g la d t o b e r e m embe red a s o n e o f the C. H S. A l umnae J\1 y best w i s hes f o r a s uccessfu l play and a most s uccessfu l anIlual. ,. DOROTHY DEIBERT, A lbrigh t C o l l ege town, P a. I a m a f r es hman h e r e at Albri ght a n d I love it, butl d o n t expect t o r e t urn next ye a r I s h all eith e r s tudy in Phila de lphia or stay west wit h my f o l k s I am goi n g o u t to t h e m i n June and I can hard l y waitI m so anxio u s t o kno w w hat it i s l ik e o u t t h e r e. (. D o t Stauffe r i s m y roomma t e h e r e t h i s year away u p o n t h e t hird Aoor o f t h e dormicor),. I t seem e d so strange t o m e t o have t o bund l e u p f o r win t e r again, afte r n o t havin g don e s u c h a thing for almost t h ree vears I al most f roze at times. .. D o you k n o w, som etime l d give a g r eat d e al to b e able t o walk in o n you all and s a y h e l lo!' and stay a w hile I can't imag in e t w enty enrolle d in t h e seni o r c l ass-we tho u g h t e leven was large. Fro m w hat vou say, your rings are goin g to be beautiful 'but som e how or other, I m so prou d of m y ring. I t ma)' not b e so gootllooking as the oth e r s but I love it and t h e school it stands for. So t o the school to t h e annual, and to t h e f r i e nds I have known in Cristobal H ig h Sc hool I w i s h t h e greatest s uccess possibl e A part o f m y heart will always be back i n dear o l d C. H S." ANNIEL HElM, Nurse' s Home, G e n eral Hosp ital C i n c innati, O h io. A s yet I am n o t over t h e effects o f receivin g m)' lit tl e white cap. I t seemed too w o nder f ul to b e truc, but I certainl y had to w ork hard t o get ita n d am still working \ V hen I used to have t o w rite t h e mes for Englis h and study f o r histor y exams, I t h o u ght I was b e in g imposed o n terribl y, but I h ave c h a nged m y m i n d considerabl y D on't forget that I am w i shing THE CARI B BEAN o f 1 9'26 t h e best ever. H ARRIET STEENBERG, A. S. N. \Ya l te r Reed Hospita l, \\'ashington D. C "The year 1 spe n t a t Cri s toba l H i g h School w ill m ean m o r e to m e t h a n 1 coul d ever put in words. T h e 1 9'26 annlla l coul d n o t h elp but b e a s uccess. All annual s o f Cristob a l H i g h S c h oo l w ill b e a SlIccess b ecause t hey are 'different' a n d j u s t b ec allse it's C r istobal H i g h S c h ool." Gatun J,ocks Lo)li::in.,; s) Ilh Towartl G .Hun Like.


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T H E C ARIBBEA:--'. 37 OCU L AI! ADIE:-ITl' RES. r..l y life is an es:citlllg thing, .lust packed with thrills and sig h s, For C\'crr night I li\c, you see, :\dvcnhlrcs with my eyes. I go to Engl:lI1d, France, and Spain, To Italy and Rome, O'er sea and mountains, hills, and gbdes And often Stay at h on:c. Sometimes I am :t princess Lir I n silks and ermine robe, And prin ces come to ask my hand F rom all parts of t h e globe. A.gain, I 'll be a gypsy la ss Who dances all day long Or just a little street urchin Earning: pennies with a song. Some nights a Rapper gay I 'll be \\'ith black curls on my head; Or perhaps ;I. woman old and gray W ho can't get up (rom bed. I love to be a vampire trpe W ith glowing, green-gold ercs Who will the hCHt s of sco re s of men Then breaks them with her lie s. Or maybe I 'll be blonde and tall : \ nd have a St.ltely air, :\nd quell each L Crchinvar's \\'ith a cold and iq stare. At times I evell have to be The poor, neglected wife \\,ho stays at home so fooli s hl), : \ nd pines away her life. It 's fun to be a robber bold And daring deeds perform Until I meet a nice rOllng Illan :\rld immediately reform. D o rot! el1\')' rue this wild career Ami in it long to share: T hen go down to the movie hou se : \1ll1 throwaway each care. irnagine)'olf in the heroine's place And soon you'll find you'll be L iving a life as rich and full A s one could wish to see. Oh, m)' life is an exciting thing Just full of thrills and sighs, For everr night I live, rou see, A(kenlures with my A FORTU:--' .'lTE ell/ria SI/'ellberg, '26 (This storr tied for t h e distinction of being the best written in the sc h ool ill t h e J 9::6 Short Srory ContC!i(. ) : \ s t he. ship n eared it s dock, a grimy face appeared at one of the lowest porthole3. The blue eyes, pe e ring out grotesquel y from the ir surrounding dirt, sparkl ed with growing interest as r opes were t ossed to t h e s houting laborers on the s h ore and t h e ga ngpl a n k wa s lowered. "C'mere, Rusty!" The f ace d isappeared for a seconJ, and then two f aces, the second eq ually dishevelled could be seen. They were nice faces f o r all t h eir sooty compl ex i ons and rumpled hair. The)' watch,,1 the people getting ofl" the boat and listened to [h e heart)' H i there, Sue!" Betty, you darling!" "\\'elcome to Panama, Uncle Bill! sig hed. D on't hear anyone hollering any 'hellos' at us, do you, much l ess 'you darling!' \\'hat kin d of a place is this you were born in, J irn?"


T H E C\RI BB E .'\l\' ....... w ell p l ace a n s wer ed Jimmy, o wn e r o f t h e firs t f ace "Only 1 don't kno w anyo n e h e r e n ow. L'sed to know som e k ids h e r e but the y'll all b e grow n u p now L e ft h e r e w h e n I wa s e ig h t y ears old, so I don t re me'nbe r muc h ab::>ut Panama. But we're h e r e t o see i t, "Chec k. Let's go : \ ny o n e wh o s aw those two faces at the p o r th o l e s w ou l d n o t h a \'e r ecognize d t h e m in th e tw o g oo::ilooking yo u ng m e n w h o w e r e bte r seated a t di n ne r i n t h e Cristobal r estaurant. The ir f a ces s h o n e in anticipation and frolll a g ood scrubbi n g Their h ai r wa s s hinin g too, fro m Stacomb, anJ they were b oth d r essed in t h e lates t, s h eiki est cut o f s uit; wit h the wid es t b otto m e d t r o u s ers imag in able. "\\' h e r e to, D i oge n es." s aid J iml11Y. T o a dance Camembe r t, a n swer e d R u s t y I t'S Saturday nig h t a n d if w e c a n't find a p l ace t o struggle, I m g onna sw i m b a c k to N e w Y or k. "\\ell, Ph e i d ippid es t h e wa y t o find so m e t h i n g is to l oo k f o r it, yo u kn ow. Come on." They s t rolle d towa r d Front Str ee t J imm y recQgnizing sam'! buildi n g at eve r y s t e p. T h e r e sure are a l o t o f n e w pla ces, t h o u g h. W i s h I d see so m e o n e I u se d t o k n ow." They walk e d d o wn F r o n t Str ee t l oo king in t h e window s o f t h e vari o u s H i n d u s hops an d C hin ese stor es R u s t y purc ha se d a Panam a hat, an d J imm y bo u ght s om e l ottery t i c k e t s D o y o u kno w, R u sty, n o w that w e r e h e r e I 'll tell y o u so m ething. The m ain r e a so n I v e co m e bac k h e r e i s to see a g i rl. R u t y stopped s h o r t \Yhat! A wo m a n in the case! S o that' s w hat y o u d r agg e d a p oo r inn o cent p al o f yours t h o u s a nds of m i l es from his fir eside f or. H e r e I wante d t o g e t a j o b o n the paper t his summe r to h e lp m e o u t 011 m y j o urn a lism course a t t h e U R u sty Sulliva n se l f r es p ecting college boy, e nti ce d b y sc h e mi n g rOOlllm a t e to f o r e i g n s h ores to partic ipate in af r a ir s o f t h e hear t as a n uninteres ted anJ b o r e d-to-death third party! Who i s the lady o f your h eartr" "If you'd keep still l o ng e n ough I'd t ell y o u fl e r name i s Bett y, an d s h e has dark c url y h a ir. ":\o! \ \ hat a wo n de rfu l description! I'd k n o w her on sig ht." "\\'ell J don' t kn o w an y m')r e about h e r S h e sat in front o f me a t sc h ool. h e had l o n g bla c k c urls, w h ic h I used to p ull bec au se I lik e d h er. S h e wa s my 'girl' you s".:c, w h e n I wa e i g h t I don't even reme m be r h e r last name a nd ye t I've n e ver f o rg otte n h er. \ V h e n I l e ft years ago, s h e crie d an I I tol d h e r I d com e back. J t ma y see m foolis h bu t eve r y tim e I've dec ided ) liked so m e g irl in t h e States, t h e t h o u ght of Betty p opped into m y m in d. S o I t h o u g h t it wou l d b e great t o w o rk our way d o w n h e r e, and s e c if w e could find h e r. I h e l p yo u hunt f o r h e r o l d man. Bu t what' I d o if w e find h e r r I 'll b e left out in t h e co l d and I diJn t brin g m y ove r c oat." B y t his tim e the)' had r e a c h e d the H o t e l W a s h i ngton S trains o f mu s i c came t o t h e ir ears a s t h ey wa lk e d p a s t and l ights and bri g h t-c o l o red d resses c o u l d b e glimps e d th ro u g h t h e door s T h a t l isten s l ik e a dance t o m e, J im. L et's (ra s h. They may kic k u s out, but w e 'll t a k e a c h a n c e o n it. They w ent u p a ll t h e l o ng, wide p o r c h an d l oo k ed in at t h e w h irlin g c r o w d The y h ad stood t h e r e o nl y a f e w m o m e n ts w h e n a busy young wo m a n ca m e lip to t h em. ""I'm t h e soc i e t y r e p orte r o n t h e Slar a'Jd H era ld. Y o u a r e e v i dently strange h e r e. I f YOll w o ul d g ive m e your n a m es, I'd lik e t o put you d o wn a s 'amo ng tho s e p r esent' at the dance J imm y wa s co n f u sed, but R u s t y grinne d at h e r. "I'm Mr. R u s t y S ull i v a n a n d thi s i s i\' Jr J am es M c Alli s t e r, X Y Z. w C. T U o f B a l tim o r e i'v l a r y lan d Passenge r s o n the So nI a /In a." T 'hank yo u so mu c h \ V o ul d yo u like t o m ee t so m e g ir l s t o dance wit h ? C o m e w i t h m e S h e bu s tl e d o n a h ead. "Passe n ge r s m y n ec k," mutte r e d Jimm y J f s h e kne w w e w e r e s t o k e r s, a n d n e v e r s aw t h e upp e r dec k s all the wa y down s h e w o u ldn't b e so an xio u s t o have u s m ee t so m e girl s "Mee t Mi ss U h, and Miss U m, and M i ss A h T h ese a r e so m e l o n eso m e colle g e bQys stranded i n P a nama, g irls." R u s t y w as in h i s e lemen t. iVli ss U h m a y J have th e pl e a sure o f t h i s strugg l e? Jimmy f elt s t ra nded. The d a n ce was s t arting, H e f e l t h i s face redde nin g an d h i s collar c h o kin g h im. \\'ell, might a s wel l do a s R u s t y was "i\1 i ss U m era h -are y n u dan cing?" "Certainly, mill a h J'd l ove t o dan c e w i t h YOli O h, h ello t h e r e B ett)'." B etty! J imm y whirled a n d s aw a g ir l o r rath e r a v i s i on in a ro se-c o l o r e d c hiff o n d r ess, w h i c h c am e to h e r kn e e s with r o sec o l o red c h iff o n s t oc kin gs a n d r o se s a tin s l ipp e r s, e n cas i n g t h e p r etties t leg s and t h e d a i n t i e s t f ee t i ma ginabl e H e r b l ac k curl s w e r e s h o rn bu t w e r e s till f t mu s t b e s h e S h e wo ul d look l ik e t h a t, alth o u g h even


THE 39 in his wil d es t d r ea m s, h e hadn't picture d anyth ing q uite so love l y H e gasped. S h e put h e r arms out, a nd a ma n 's a rm e n c ir cled her wai s t a s t hey began to dan ce J immy felt suddenly t hat h e couldn't stan d that. So h e r u s h ed madly towar d t h e dance floor. IVl iss U m stared after h im So m e one h eard h e r say, \ V ell, o f all t h e n e r ve as s h e sat down agai n. J immy followed t h e ro se-co lor e d dress. W h e n h e caugh t u p w i t h it, h e tapped t h e man on t h e s h ou l d e r and started off wit h the girl b e f o r e eithe r co ul d say a wor d H e looked clown into a pair of amazed, t hough very b eautiful bro wn eyes H ello, Betty!" h e sa i d. O h so you k now m e!" s h e an s w e r ed \V e ll, t h e pleasure 's all yo u rs I'm no t so well inf or med abo llt you." Betty, YOLI su r ely r e m embe r Don't YOLI r ecall little Jimmy M cAllister w h o us ed to sit b e h ind you in t h ird grade and p ull you r curls?" Betty di m pled. "'iVIember n ow?" a s k e d J i m m y ., M embe r, you were seven and I wa s eig h t, and h o w you cried ;vh e n I left ) still have t hat littl e e nd o"r a curl J c utofl t hat la s t day I wa s at sc h ool. "( a u pre t e nded yo u wue ang ry, b u t I kn e w yo u r e all y w e r en't." B ettv la u g h ed. \Vh y of course, Jim m y, J r e m ember n o w But how you've c hanged I s t hat a co mpl iment o r a slam? A s r r e m e m b er, I was a good looking littl e c hap at eight. Say, i s n' t t h e r e some place to walk around h e r e? I ca n t tal k in t his fllob." "\\'ell, t h ere's t h e se a wall," said B ett)' T h e r e mi g h t be a part of it unocc upied." They wande red o u t t h r o ug h t h e hotel g r ounds, past t h e statue of Col umbu s, and down t::nvard t h e pool. They stood b y t h e wall and l oo k ed out over t h e shinin g Carib bean. The ligh ts on t h e breakwater twi nk l ed off and on, ofF and o n w h i l e just ins ide, a clum p o f r ed and w hite lig h ts s h owed t hat som e s h ip wa s anchored t here, awaiting t h e break of day b e fore docking. B eneath t h e m t iny wave lets spl a s hed ge n t l y o n t h e rock s, and t h e se' itself s hone lik e a g l ossy mirror. They gazed i n s i l e nc e for a few min u t es at its sere n e bea uty, and Jimmy, l ook in g at t h e girls bes ide h im, wo ndered w hich was t h e more bea u ti f ul. \Vell, any way, h e kn e w w h ic h o n e h e'd rath er look at. Bett y, yo u're beauti ful," h e s a i d An d you a re audacious," s h e di m p l ed at h im. "My pal and 1 will b e h ere a week, Betty. \\,ill you h e lp m e e njoy it? \Ve ca n s wim and ride and dance and have a wonderful tim e. \V e are aboar d t h e San/a Ana." Y o u r e wJJa/?" gasped B etty. Y es why?" said J imm y "Oh, nothing," s ai d Betty. Y o u see, a friend of min e ca m e down on it. Y Oll probably know h e r." N o, yo u see, Ill)' frie n d and I w ell, that i s, w e're s t o kers!" "Oh-h!" said Bett),. The next day t hey swam togeth e r the day afrer t hat they rode together, and th e next d a y they pla yed t e nn i s together. E ve r y evenin g they had dinner together, and afterward drove, perhaps to Gatlin and back, and p erhaps they dan ced. I t wa s a g lori o u s week, and every day J imlll Y f ell in love just a b i t m o r e t han h e had t h e day b e f o r e R usty was n o t l o n e l y, eith e r H e had a girl frie nd too-in fact, t h e Mi ss U h who m h e had m e t at t h e dance. H e r name wa s Betty, al so. The n it wa s t h e ir l a s t evening togeth er. Jimmy wa s very g l um. Betty, I don't t hink I ll leave to-morrow. I o u ght t o go ba ck t o college, but Panama i s a w o nd e rful pla ce, and, in fac t you're w o nderfu l so I t h ink "11 stay and get a job som e wh e r e in Cri stobal." "\\'ait, Jimmy, have so m ething to tell yo u so m ething I s h o uld have told yo u b e f o re, but w e ll, I ve been putting it off. I'm not you r B etty I'm sa iling all t h e same boat yo u are to-morrow, and J came down t o v i s it m y aunt o n the sam e b oat yo u did. I'd n eve r b ee n in Panama before. T hat night at the dance I s h ou ld ha ve to l d you right away, bu t yo u took it so for gran ted, and YOLI l oo k e d so nice, ] thought J'd have some fUll. And I'm n o t sorry, except that yo u'll hate m e. But I 'll h e lp yo u find the r ea l Betty if )'ou want m e t o But Jimmy didn't l oo k as if h e hated h e r. I don' t want an y oth e r Bett)' but you. ] m glad you've pretended. \Vhy, what's that o ther g irl t o m e but a c h ild h ood memor y And you're YOli. An :i, darling to think we'll go back to the States \ V h e r e do you live?" I n Baltimore. Baltimo re! Righ t in m y home town! B etty, to think w e had to co m e down h e r e to meet e a c h oth e r !"


THE "l"m glad we did! Panama is wonderful The lure of rhe t r opics, you know." that's all except t hat go in g back o n t h e boat, people talked quit e a bit because B etty, who was tra\' elling first-class, w a s so frien d l y wit h a dirty stoker. .-\nd oh, ) es, t here's a bit I'n o re. \\' h e n the ship was well on i t s \Va)", and w h en Rust)' and Jimmy were stoking side by s i de) Rus t y sa id, By the J im, I have someth i n g to tell rOll. I'll tell you now so I c a n defe n d m yself wit h thi s shovel. Y ou k now t his g irl I've bee n go ing with, B etty J w e ll, s he's your B etty) the on e you came d o wn to l oo k f or. I di dn't kn o w it till a f e w day s a go) and the n w ell, I couldn't t ell yo u b ecause I l i k e h e r prett y w e ll, and s he's g o in g to th e States p re tty soo n an d all that. S o t h e r e Y OLI can take i t o r l e a ve it. Y o u n eedn't try to g e t h e r, eith er, 'cause s h e lik es m e n ow," R u s t y h e l d t h e s h o v e l b e f o r e him in a d e f e n s i ve attitude. But h e n eed n t ha ve Y es? s3id Jimmy C o n grats o ld man, and h e s hovel e d an::>the r l o a d i : 1t o the fir e COPP ER HOARD. Sury J. T aylor, ':q. ( T his story t i ed for disti n ctio n o f h eing t h e best written i n th e sc h oo l i n I h e 19'26 s hort story con t est.) "5859 -60 T a lla a-y. 6 1 6 2 -63-0h! h ello, Rider-5-t-6j-H ow a r e rou ?-66, a s anothe r bag of copr a r olled by him, "67-1 '11 b e w i t h yo u in a jiffy, Jo0-68-6970. T ally a n d fini s h. 70 bags of copra, Cap'n J o hn. Sh all I g i ve yo u t h e receipt now? All rig ht! C o m e over to t h e store tom o r row a n d I'll trade with yo u. H ello there, j oe, yo u o l d sco un d r el. \\' h ere have you been keepin g yourself?" "I've bee n in C o l o n all a littl e bu si n ess transaction, Bill. How are t h ings u p h ere? '4:\bout as ever. ( m gettin g a lot o f the .\Iandinga trade nowadars, There, for in s t a n ce, is Cap' n J o h n; he's a well. to-do n eg r o trader and g rower, anu he's j ust b r o u g h t f ile a s h i pl o a d o f copra f rom Guess h e doesn't lik e o l d Phillips' trading any better t h a n I do. \\'ell, corne o n up to t h e h o u se a nd have s upper. 1 suppose you'll stay here all night, what? G ood I 'll fix )'ou up in my place "All rig ht, B i ll. 1 \ l u c h obl iged An d sa)" I'vt a matter of busi ness t:> speak about a ft er supper. Y ou know--," The me n w alked off the dock and Bill instructed t h e clerk to s hu t up the station and then started off' across t h e island listening inttntly to his companion 's talk. B ill Swudard was a t r aul!r i n all kinus o f nati ve produce, coconut4), copra, h er b s, etc" a nd ha d succccdtd in establish ing a t h riving sta tio n o n a little island which he had pll rc h ascd fro m t h e Panamanian Government. This i s land was about fort)' mile s from Colon and was a stop p i ng p l ace f o r launc h es b o un d up and d o wn t h e e a s t e rn coast o f Pana ma. Su c h a launc h had jus t drawn up t o the doc k w h e r e B ill wa s ch ecking CJpra and d e p os i te d J oe R id e r, a soldi e r o f f ortune about wh o m ve r y l i t tl e wa s kn o wn e x cept that h e had arri ve d in Panama o n the h ee l s o f a S outh Am e r i can r e v o lutio n and see m e d to b e in a hurry. Bill and j oe w e r e v e r y good fri e nd s ; h e n ce t h e oR-'e r "to pu t j oe up" at hi s cottage j oe p u s hed his chair away fro m t h e table, which the native b oy w as clearing, t oo k out h i s pipe and filled i t The k e r ose n e s hip 's lamp thre w a good lig h t over his tanned f eatures and h eigh t e n e d t h e COZ)' atmos ph e r e o f Bill Stoddard's comfortabl e cottage Awa y to the e a s t e rn end o f t h e i sland c am e a muffi e d r oar a s creamy, mil elong breakers piled up o n t h e r eef, whil e the fre s h clean se a b reeze to r e thro ugh th e c oconut palms whi c h thr i ve o n s u c h a sandy parad i se, and a magnifi ce n t t r o pi c al mO:>11 s h o n e d own o n t h e lit tl e i s l aI1d J oe lit his pipe aI1d l oo k e d a c r oss the t abl e at B ill, wh ose yo un g facc W3rc a perpl exed s mil e at the d e lib erate preparatio n s Bill in what p eriod, if ever, w e r e copper canno n b alls used?" Bill tho u g h t a whi l e a pu zz l e d fro wn wrinkle d his f o r e head, and h e ans w c r e d "About t h e fif tee n t h century a s n c arl y a s I can g u ess, o lu fellow. Wh y 1" "\\'ell, I k n o w whe r e t h e r e i s a s hipl oad o f t h e m sunk in a b 3ut f our fath o m s o f water. N ow, Bill,


THE C:\RIBBEAN, you're th e on l y f e llow I r e allv ow e a de b t o f frie n d s h ip, so ['m g o ing to l e t y o u in o n th.! sa lvage G e t m e straight t h o u g h; I'm (bin g thi s purely frol11 fri e ndl y m otivc3, als3 b;:cause [ ne ecl a little financ ial Thi s wrec k i s about fift y miles fr 0111 h e r e in a little b:l Y and lo o k s a s t hough it might have b ee n o n the b e a c h at so m e earlier date H o w e v e r, the wa s hin g o f th e waves has w o rn away the b e a c h f o r a d i stance o f som e fOllr hun d r ed ya r d s I d o n 't wh e t h e r t hey are canno n balJ 3 or ingots in f o rm but l do kn o w they 3rc coppe r an d ple n t iful. The nig g e r that dive d f o r m y sam;>l c f 3 f 111;: s ai d : T h e y 3rc a s many a s the sands o n th-= t h e v ery thi c k coating o f barnacles an d the c.Jrro s i oll I s h ould s a y they a re at le a s t th "te centuries old. \V e b o t h kno w th e r e i s big m o n!)' in coppe r, so I sugges t t hat we h ir e a g o od sailboat an..! som e equipment with ),our c a p i t al, and I 'll thro w in m)' kn owle d ge, and w e 'll split fifty fift y H o w d oe s it strike yo u ?" Bill wa s abstrac tedl y in s p ecting a matchbox Afte r a space h e s p o ke, J oe I've co n s ider e d your propos iti o n. I t see m s square naturall),. I n e e d a vacational so so m e m o n e y ro make som e im prove m ents h e r e o n this i sland, so I ll go in with y o u. "Fine B ill, this i s going t o b e a bi g thing but yo u and I and a good nig ge r can s win g it. I 'd e v e n s ugg es t that y o u hir e that f ello w J o hn Cap'n J o hn; h e kno w s the wate r s aro un d here and has a g oo d b n t. N o w this salvage lies in B a yand--The conve r satio n l o w e r ed to a a s it w ill wh e n c o nfid e n ces are b e in g e x changed, and the two comme n c e d unro llin g maps, sear c h ing b O:J!,s and examining plans fr o m Bill' s w ell-stock ed den, and th e r e th e two arg u e d far into the night whil e the o f the into nin g breake r s bl e nd ed with t h e s h rille r piping of t h e wind and th e squeaks of t h e hu g e vampire bats a s t h ey c ircl e d about the i sland. A b out '2 a. m they put the ir mate rial and w ent t o b ed, supre m e ly confident, wit h high h o p es f o r th e futur e, The f ollowing day B ill starte d his preparatio n s H e chartered Cap'n John's b oat and h i s se rvices N ex t h e un earthed an o l d d onkey-en g in e and a b oile r in g oo d r epair. The b oile r h e in s tall e d in the hold, and the e ngin e a v ery light pi ece, w a s se t in fr ont o f the s ing l e mast. The salvage r s MR99852-6 figured that a di v ing outfit w o uld b e needed. A r e a l diving outfi t w o uld n ecess aril y have t o b e h ired, and s in ce this w ould b e extre m ely expen sive Bill se t about co n structing a makeshift. The principl e wa s of t h e simples t anl o ldest in ex i s t e n ce whi c h, explained in a la y m a n's w o rds, w ould b e : Since only o n e substance (gas, solid, l i quid) can b e co ntain d in a vesse l at the same time, n o n e o t h e r can ente r t h e vesse l so filled. An example w Ollld t hat if a glass i s inverte d and pus h ed into a tu b o f wate r the air will r emain in s id e the g la ss t hu:; p re v enting the e n trance o f the water. Bill subs t ituted for th e g lass a can o r m o r e pro p e rl y s peakin g a k e r ose n e tin. \\' hil e h e wa s w orking J oe strolle d lip and b ecame CUriO U S "No w s a y Bill, d::m't tell m e that that can i sn't g o in g to b e c r u s h e J b y t h e wate r pressure \Vhy yo u haven't even braces in it." It's lik e this J oe I'm co nn ecting the can with a pump t o supply fr es h air. N o w as the can sinks, the w a t e r pressure b eco m es stro ng e r and t e nds to compress the air; this i s equali ze d b y t h e pump, so the pressure i s th e same in s id e a n d out, and t h e tin i s s impl y t o s:parate t h e two e l e m ents air and wate r. This tin i s g o ing t o b e fastened t o the diver's s h oulder s so that his h ead i s in s id e A s a r esult yo u will have fr es h air co n stantly fr o m th e pump. This tin will o p e n at the b otto m th e same a s the inverted tumble r that I tol d yo u about the othe r night in t h e outline so y o u mu s t r e m e m b e r not to l e an over b ecause in d o in g so yo u will l e t the air escape -the n wate r will take its place, and y o u a re in dange r o f drown i n g. "That's fine. do w e see? I am n o w co n s t r u cting a windo w in fr o n t b y t a kin g t h e top o r g a s k e t fr o m a tin and fixing a glass plate ill it. \Vh e n t h e top i s scre w ed o n, it will make t h e j oint waterti g h t and t h e r e yo u are H o w a r e w e going t o stay d own?" "Simple B y w eights o n your s h:>e3, c h es t an d ba c k," "l\l y w o r d B ill, are N ow w e have a simpl e outfit costing approximate l y fift ee n dolla rs and it will serve LIS a s w ell a s the o n.! w e might h a ve hir ed fr o m t h e government for a hundred an d fiftl'," it's a good little ollt fit but do r e m embe r, and don', l ean over far.


THE CARIBBE AN. was now and t h e operation s came to a standstill while the m e n waited for the rubber hose which had been ordered from Colon. This arrived in due tim e, t h e sc h oone r was p r o,-isionel..l, 3111..1 the 3th-enturer set sail on a day exactly a week after J oe s arrival. B oth m en were glistening with rhe anticipation of all treasure hunters as they picked their way through the passage in rhe reef and laid their course up the coa<;;[. The trip itself constituted only a day's sailing, and, ha\-ing set sail early that mornin g they found just enough light to s how them t h eir anchorage that evening, and t h e h o:)k went rattling through the h awse pipes to t h e dismar and consternati o n of several parrots a n d a m o n key, who "oiced t h ei r indignation in l o ud c hattering and raucous shrieks. The three m en1 being quite exhausteJ from the ir hard day's sailing, fini s hed a light supper, and each producing blankets, was soon asleep, lull ed by t h e ge ntl e sigh of the wind throug h t h e rigging and the "slap-slap" of the waves against t h e s hip's side. Here and there Aash es of phosphorescent light could be seen as som e big fis h disturbed the water in his sea r c h f o r p r ey The outlines o f th e palm s could be seen against a background lit by the f ull moon. Only Cap'n J o hn m oved by t h e superstition o f his race stirred occasionally to keep t h e moon from s h ining o n his head and so b ewitching him. The wnole crew, comprising Cap'n J o h n, J oe and B ill, awoke in tim e to see the sun roll up OVer the top o f t h e jungle and flood t h e ba)" with light. Hardly a rippl e disturbed t h e early m o rn ing calm as J oe and B ill tumbled into t h e di n g h y and rowed o\'er to a p oint almos t in t h e center of the bay, a spot J oe designated after takin g bearings from a coupl e o f trees on t h e s h ore H e r e ht! took out a water glass and peered through it into the water. Almost directly b e n ea th t h e m the outline of an old wreck could b e seen thro ugh the clear water. B ill was all for going down immediatel)" but the more pruden t J oe h e ld him back and made him return to th e boat, whic h was then worked over to the spot above but s lightl), to onc sidc of the wreck. Bill now contained his eagernt:ss and set about co nstructing a h o ist f o r the salvage. :--'ow the presence o f the donk e),engine was explained. I was to h e u sed i n raising the copper (rom the bottom. Cap'n J o h n fire,1 the I",iler w hil e B ill, eager to tr), the h e l m e t donned it and the we i g h ts, whil e J oe worked the pump. Equipping him se l f with a knife h e w ent over the s id e. Taking h o ld on the rope h e slid s lowl y down and in a seco n d found him sel f standin g on clea n, firm, sandy b ottom. H e was able to breath e fairl y free l y, and, to all appearances, everything wa s s hip s hape. H e stood a seco nd, adjusting himself to the helm e t and the in c r e ased air pressure E verything seeming fin e h e walke d over to t h e wreck, whi c h re so l ved itself into all o l d high-pooped galleo n. H e re a n d there through th e rotting m ass co uld b e seen g reat pil es o f copp e r. W ell pl e ased, h e c ir cled t h e wreck, m ov ing s l owly b eca u se of the resistan ce o f the water, co n t inu ally o n the l oo kout f o r voracio u s fis h whi c h freq u ent t r opic al wate r s Seeing non e, h e returned to his starting p oint and pulled him self up the rope, n o g r eat job sin ce the bod y i s quite buoyant in water, and the w eights weren't exceptio nall), heavy. The b oile r wa s fir e d by this time, and Cap'n J o hn se t th e e ngine in m otion and l owered t h e bas k e t to the b otto m. J oe n ow donned the h e lm e t and, b e f o r e desce nding, r e ceived a beginner's l esso n in divin g. "Now, Joe," s aid B ill, "ju s t b y wa y o f explaining, yo u are g o ing to f ee l a quee r se n sation, as o f stu f f ed n os tril s, whi c h i s caused b y the pressure. 1 t ma y b e relieved b y opening the mouth and going thro u g h th e m o ti o n s of swallowin g. I n so doing YOll equalize the pressure o n the ear drum s b y o p e nin g the Eustachian tubes There guess yo u r e all right. ] f you get into trouble just pull the rope D o n t f orget to stand straight." J oe sank, and Bill comme n ced pumpi ng. J oe was delighted w h e n h e hit the b otto m -\11 the objects visible were thrown into h igh r elie f b y th e g r ea t ma g nifyin g pro p e rti es o f the water. This p h e n o m e n o n was at o n ce forced on him b y his placing a hand seemingly u pon a b eam. The b eam wa s more than a foot away fro m whe re h e it to b e, and h e l os t his b a l a n ce H e r ecovered immed iatel y and stood staring about him with th e c uri osity o f a n ov i ce. The water was quite clear, and h e co ul d see a grea t d i stance. Ev erythin g was illumined in a very so f t restful lig h t c a used by t h e Stlll'S rays pass in g thro u g h the water. Some f e w yards away b egan the r eef, w h i c h presented a ve ry b eautiful appearan ce t hat mornin g. Great sea fan s swa yed ge ntl y, moved b y the passing of t h e many-col o reJ fis h who make t h eir h o m es in t h e n oo k s and crannit;!s o f th e great pi l e. H e r e and t h e r e a l o bster r es tl ess l y f elt hi s


THE CARl BBEAN. 43 way along the bottom, if any c r eature could b e r escless in s u c h surro un di n gs. A.fte r t h e first day t h e two men ca m e to t h e reali z ation that eve rythin g was not as simple as it see m ed. 1 t w as ne cessa r y for them [Q work in shifts, as t h e strain o f working too long at a time unde r the increased air pressure soon tol d on t h e ir l un gs. 'I' h e work wa s, however, ve r y inte resting Frequently when o n e o f them came up h e had so methin g queer to s h ow the oth er. Once it was a rare s h e ll, t h e n it was a pi ece of mi lk-white co r a l and once Bill even brought lip a starfis h Eac h tim e the sc hooner was loaded r hey returned to the i s l a n d and unloaded. Thus t hey worked f o r over three months. B ill certainly was having his vacation. Both B ill and J oe were almost black, t hey were so sunburned. Their muscles stood out lik e great cords of iron. J oe declared h e had never f elt better in hi s life, t hough h e had been in so m e great places, so m e of which were famed as h ea lth resorts a n d oth ers o f w hich were not so h ea lthful but were certainly famed On th e last trip th eir spirits were hig h ; e a c h was building his ow n little air castle and b oth felt as though t hey had ea rned it. The sc hooner was half loaded, and B ill was in the h old of the wrec k fini s hin g his shift. Gradually h e worked in under the overhang of t h e deck, and th e cage was s lowly filling. Som eti me during the night a h uge devil fish ha d found his way into the wreck and was concealed by a stanchion. The danger was wholly invi s ibl e to B ill s in ce it was above his h ead. Bill lifted one ingot a n d dropped it into t h e cage. A long, slim)" g ra y te n tacle r eac h ed o u t Another ball found its way to t h e cage Three more h o rri d tentacles squirmed out and fastened rhemsel ves to Bill 's body. Over h e went, and t h e h e l met filled with watt!r. Two franti c jerks and a g limp se o f the monster's little pi glikee)'es and parrot beak, and Bill was battling for his life. J oe, on receiving the s i g n al, instantl y grabbed t h e glass and, seeing sig n s o f t h e struggl e, p eeled ofF his garments, grabbed a razor -edged knife and plunged to the bottom, pulling himself down o n the r ope fastened to Bill's now limp body. H e commenced hacking at the hideous tentacles. They were as tough as h orsehide and twice as hard t o cut because of t h eir writh ing aro un d. J oe ha c ked and cut, a n d one by one, all too s l owly, the s lim y arms dropped off His h ead was bursting, hi s heart was labo ring, and his arms moved automatically, wielding the knife with a deadly precision. Everything went black; h e was plunged into a deep abyss in \\ hich a light was Aas hing and fading continually. H e had a grotesque sensation of being at the bottom of a mighty oak enmesht!d in the roots and armed with a p oc ket knire with which to slas h his Ollt, w h en help in the shape of Cap'n J o hn came hurt ling through t h e water. Somehow the amazing black s u cceeded in freeing the two men and dragging t h ern to th e top, where h e r evived them. J oe c am e to almost immediatel y, but Bill nearly sllccumbed to t h e ordeal; his sturdy build was all t hat saved him. ;-ieither of the men felt lik e going down again. Their nen'c had been severel), rested. The devilfish had Aed, but it had left a part of its blood, and this had attracted sharks-not little sand sharks, but great maneaters, twenty feet or m ore in length. Bill and J oe decided to abandon the remaining copper and be content with what they had, so the next morning Cap'n John rai sed t h e sail and rhey left the o n t h e first pufl's of an oncoming storm. The clouds were gathering; t h e rainy season was about to begin T hat night t h ey warped along side t h e dock in t h e midst of the same storm. The rain was coming down in sheets the wind was w h ipp i ng around in great g u sts. They ran to t h e cottage as best they might, g la d to find s helt er and warm c lothing. A.1l night l ong they sat lip listenin g to the crashing thunder and the rain battering down on the tin roof. :'\ow and then would come a great crash as some pa l m trt:e, un able to stan d the o nslaught, wa.c; uprooted and f ell among its brothers, often pulling one of them down. The wind piled the angry breakers over t h e reef and onto the beach until the water was almost lapping at B ill's doorstep. I t was a fearful night and B ill dreaded to think of what would ha ve ha ppened ha d they stayed at the wreck. Cap'n J o hn swore it was an omen; h oweve r, omen or not, 110 one h as ever b ee n able to find the wreck since t hat storm. Reports leaked ill for months after, from many an o ld sea dog who said h e had never see n suc h a hurricane in the Caribbean before B ill, in speaki n g about it later, said it was his theory that the wreck had been torn apart and the had covered it till n o t a pie ce cou ld be seen. B ill Stoddard is now a prosperolls trader. met him some years ago on a Iittie pleasure jaunt 1 took down t h e coast. \Y e stopped at island


THE CARIBBEA:-i. over night and he told me this when 1 asked him to what he owed his sliccess. Joe Rider disappeared some few weeks after th e copper was sold and has nOt been seen since then. The re\'olurion in never mind that, I guess he can take care of himself. B e that as it I know 1 shall nen:r again sit through a tropical storm without imagining myself near that old wreck with the sand churnin g aroun d a n d t h e old boat flying to pie ces and all the sharks beating it for the deep water to escape the brea k ers. "peT YOl'RSELF 1'< H E R PL\CE ( Thi s story was, next to the grand prize Storie3. the best submitted from the Senior class in the 1916 contest.) "Coming?" called '\nll e. I 'm gain] dow n Bolivar and buy a '4'," \\" illifred looked a t her and smi led, "\\'ell, n ow, what did yo u dream last night?" "Gh! I t was the most h o rribl e thing! :\. man stabbed himself and th e blood was streaming all o\'er the p l ace. That's why l'm going t o buy a 4'-the number that stands f o r blood." s huddered Bill ee. I f 1 w o n any money on that l1umbe :', J s houl d feel a s if I were robbing the dead. But, to change the subject, why do yo u spend all your m o ney on l ottery tickets, Anne? It's a u se l ess practice-you haven't won anything a n d never will. I am sur e of one thing-I'll have m o ney to burn before t h e lottery office gets it." But, Bill ee, w h y not take the chance? All of life is a chance! B esides, I have won so methill g what ab:Jur t h e dollar I won last week?" Y es, yo u won a dollar, anJ lost th e t icket. H eavt:ns! Don't b e so downhearted, Bill ee, you didn't l ose it. B y the way, Bill ee, I kno w a little story about a lady who always b ought a '4'," said Anne All right, t ell it. 1 adore t h ese wild tales about 'the prize 1 almost won'," urged Bill ee "This lady's name was l\1rs. J o hns," sai d Anne. ":\TOW," s h e continued, "i\l r s. J o hn s never b ought any number but '4'." "She must have been a bloodthirsty interrupted B illee. Anne went on, "One evening i\l rs. J o h ns and her husband were walking down B olivar and t hey came to an old woman with the b oard beside h e r drowsy person cove red with tickets. As usual, J o hn s stopped and in s p ec t ed the board. There was o n e '4'4 89 + J o hn s tol d the vender that s h e wanted that ticket. She had the m o ney r eady to give the old w oman wh e n h e r husband start ed t o tease h e r about always buying :14." H e tol d h e r that if s h e would buy somethin g else, s h e w o uld win at l e a s t a s mu c h as s h e was winning n ow. This disgusted i\l r s J o h ns so much t hat s h e gave the tick e t bac k and took something e l se The next m orning the winning numbe r wa s 4 89 4. (\ir. J o hn s certainly kept h is opinion o f hi s wife's numbe rs to himsel f afte r that." "Speaking o f famil y d i sturbances b ecause o f tic k e t s, r eminds m e o f th e case I heard of a man and a woman separating b ecause o f a ticket. H e won a big prize and didn't tell his wif e. See h ow a tragedy was caused by a s lip o f paper'" "Anne," B illee contemplated, "just for t h e fun o f it, will yo u tell m e what yo u would do if you won the bi g prize?'" .. Bill ee, aren't yo u well enough a cquainted with m e t o r e alize that I wou l d pro babl y make o u t a se nsible list n o w, but t h e n, if 1 w o n it, I would do th e Illost in sane a n d insensible thing. If I didn't get drunk, I'd most l ik e l y do som ething foolis h lik e the n eg r o w h o had all hi s teeth pulled out and gol d o n es put in the ir places, or the man who went into t h e interior and b o u ght o n e hundred bird cages B e se ri o u s, Anne T ell m e what yo u really would do if yo u won a thousand dollars." "\\'ell, lir s t r s h o uld buy a Spanis h shawl-that gorgeou s o n e in P oo hoomul's. 1 t has imme n se reJ r oses embro id e r e d all it and th e fringe i s so heavy and s ilk )' o h wouldn't I love to own it! The n I s h ould bur som ething f o r th e folk s at h o me-a Panama hat f o r Dad, a lunc heon set for iVl othe r a :11be r beads f o r Si s, and a parrot f o r Bud." D on't yo u want a marmoset, too?" teased Bill ee "Ugh B illee, I go almos t crazy wh e n o n e of t h ose dirty t hin gs i s around m e." a that's all yo u are going to buy with a t h o u sa n d dollars? "II have to warn those Hindus to c harge yo u extra, Billee s lyl y r emarke d. JfYOll give m e a chance, I might fini s h m y not altogethe r impossible list." "Are yo u going to bu y more lott e r y ticke t s with t h e rest?"


T H E CAR l BBE ":'-/. I am going to buy a great Illany curiosities and nove lties in rh e Hindu and Chinese stores. I am going to buy so m e books 1 have been wanting for a long time. ; \ rr e r J have bought everythin g I can p oss ibly t h ink o f wanting, I am going to g) down B ofi\'ar and YOll ti c kets!" That's t:l1ollgh 5wp wasting your time telling m e h o w you are going to waste your money. Run a long and buy four, three, two, or one." "Oh, B illee, what did you dream abollt lalit night? :\ fir e? \Y ell, give m e fifty cents and I 'll bu y you a '2,," I w o n't! I Iurry along and call me u? to-morrow a n d tell m e h o w much YOll a/1I10s/ won. How long are you going to stay with Jeanne? Two days? ,-\11 right, see "'I o nday night. keep J eanne all night telling her all the uiCt! things abollt the lottery." :\s .-\lll1e wa s in t h e doorway, s h e turne.! an.l said, "\\'e ll, the re's o n e consolation, Billee." "Pray YOlI, what is it?" queried Bill ee. "\\'hy," sai d Anne, "somebody WillS every Sunday." The n ex t day was Sunday and at e leven o 'clock Anne called B ill ee on the telephone and exclaimed gleefully, I won! 1 won! I was so exciteli when I fir s t f ound Out that, wh e n I started to tell.lealllle abollt it, I sliddenl\' thollght l had lost t h e ticket and I ran around looking f o r it like an o l d hen after h e r lost chicken. I had the whole family looking f o r it, when I o pened my hand, and found that I had b ee n cllItching it so tightly that I didn't r e alize t hat I had it. \\' hat am I going to do with it? O h wait till I get it to-morrowI 'll t ell you wh e n I com e h o me-if 1 ever do! How muc h did I win? Fifty dollars! Hurra\' f o r the Irish! See you IlIflIiflnfl-good-bye! Bill ee you had p lay your '27. / ldio.r1" ;..rext evening B ill ee rest l ess ly waited for :\nne. S h e wanted to see the Spanish s h awl and all the other things .-\nne had threatened to buy. She soon "Charlestoned" into the 1'00111 carrying a p lain, everyday, bro wn pape r -bag from the commissary. .It lo o ked as if it mi ght contain rolls plopped h e rsel f o n the bed. "\\'h e re's your s hawl ? inquired B ill ee. "Oh, I didn't have e n ough f o r the one 1 wanted so I decided [Q wait until I have w on more. A n n e began to open h e r bag. T h e re-take a couple doze n." And s he poured out o n e hUIldred lottery tickets. Bill ee stared in amazement. "Come to life, kid!" cried : \nne. H I had T ige with me and \\ hen we arrived at the p la ce where I had bought other tickets, h e began to play and to hark at t h e woman. H e ran around t h e hoard and knocked it do\\ 11 so that it la\' at m,' feet. I had a qlleer feeling so l bough; all the tickets. Take your choice." 1 6 49. story W.1S judged the best of those handed in b\-mem bers of the J uni o r Cla ss.) Jackie Sills was a sturdy little c hap with large blue eycs, very fair skin, and blond c url y hair. H is m:lther had a t u g o f war with him \\ hcnever she dressed h im. H e always said, 1 don't want to look like a did. H e was ani\' two and a half yt:ars o l d but as mischievous and as most c hildren eight old. .-\t home hi s mother had to keep constant watch over him. H e was so quick that the moment h e thought of doing something, h e would do it, a n d often that "something" resulted in hi s breaking a valuable v ase o r pulling the cover fr o m the cou c h and u si n g it to sit on when h e made mud pies One day ;\I rs. Sills wanted to go down to pay a bill, so s h e called Jackie into the h o u se and said, ":,\'ow .I ackie, I am going to clean you up to take down tOWI1 with m e and I want you to b e a good boy. ":\wright," Jackie replied, but as soon as her back was turned h e ran out of the house to join hi s \\' hen s h e disccwered that h e had gone, s h e called him several times and, not re ceivin g any response to her calls, s h e went o u t and said, Listen here, mall, I ha,'en't time to f ool so had better come into this h o use at once o r I am going to punish Jackie knew that s h e meant what s h e sai d so h e went into the house to be dressed. ".lackie," hi s mother said) whilesh e wasdressillg him, 1 don't know what I shall do with you. You are continually doing just what I don't want you to: ruining your clothes, breaking my ases, l osi n g silverwar e and your s h oes. You know I call't afford to buy you a new pair of s hoes practically e\'ery week for I ha\' e that large hospital bill and all of t hose other bills to pa). Goodn ess kno w s how I will ever get riJ of those expenses! You haven't done a useful thing in your life."


.. 6 THE CARIBBEAN. "Ouch, mama, don'r pull m e hair like dar! don't want dar old suiton. 1 W<1ntmy o \ 'c rall s." Y ou can't your Q \ 'e rall s 011. Y o u are going down [Own with me an d I want YOLI to lo o k your best. ,. I don't wanna look my best. I want m)' over on, 1 sa id!" "Hush are going to wear thi s suit and don't want an other word said about it." I don't wanna hu s h,.1 wal1[--" '" said 'hush' and I Illeant it," At last, after a long argument, s h e wa s able t o dress him. She got h e r pocketbook containing all o f t h e money s h e had, whic h was to b e used to pay the gas bill that afternoon, and the n t h e r were read y to go. First they went to the post office to mail some l etters and from t here started for the gas office. '\ l r s R oss happened to co m e alo n g at that time, so o f course s h e s topped Sil l s to talk to her. ;\l y, how pretty Jackie look s to-day!" ex-claimed Ross. T ell dat to your drandpa," r es p oneled J a c ki e "\\'e ll, isn't h e impudent?" said Mrs Ross. Yes," replied i\l r s Sills, I don't kno w what to do w i t h him. I-Je w on't mind a t hin g 1 say, and-oh b etween worr ying a b out him and all of the bills I have to pay, J am almost besid e Illyself." "That is certainly too bad," said Mrs Ross, anel t h e n s h e began tellin g Sill s a b o u t t h e trouble h e r neighbo r s were havin g Jackie becarne impatient standing the r e listening to the ir conversati o n and finall y said, "J\Iama, m e got n o fool time, so tum all." iVl r s ill s was so inte rested in w hat Mrs Ross was saying that s h e rlidn't h e a r Jackie. J u s t t h e n h e es pied a piece of p r etty b lu e paper hanging o n a bulletin board where the l otte r y ve nder k ept hi s lottery ti c k e t s H e immediatel y ran over and snatci,eel t h e pape r from t h e Mrs. Sill s saw w hat Jackie had done a n d c ried out, "\Yhat did \'ou take fr o m the r e, J ackie?" "An 'otte r), t i c ket," Jackie answered. "\\'hatev!::r yOIl do, don't tear it, but take it back to the man." '" will tear it," r e t orted Jackie ( for w h en h e was told not to do a thing h e was b ound to do it) and with that h e tore t h e ticket l engthwise into two pieces. "Good gracious," s h e exclaimed, "\\'hat s h all J lo? I have only four dollar,; with w hi c h I in-t ended to pay the gas bill, a n d that ticket costs fi\:e." She asked the lotteI')' v e nder if h e w o ul d trus t h e r w h i le s h e w ent to t e l epho n e h e r hu sband in o rder that h e mi ght bring her som e more m o ney. The lottery vender was afraid s h e wou ldn't return unless s h e left something t h e r e to com e bac k for, so at last they decided that Jackie was to stay the r e until s h e returned. I n about half an h our s h e and her husband came bac k. The man wa s paid, and they then took Jackie and w ent h o m e. H e was sever e l y puni s h e d and put to b eel. "This ticke t i s absolutely n o good," said 1\1r. Sill s 1 6 4 -9--the number t hat won last Sunday ended in 9." "Oh, w ell, keep it anyway," r e pli e d Mrs Sills, "you mi g h t get an approxil11a ti o n o n it. The following Sunday whe n the numbe r s were drawn I 6 4 9 was t h e fir s t numbe r. Jackie had won ten thousand dollars.J\l r. and Mrs Sills were over co m e with joy. Now t hey cou l d pay all of the ir bill s J u s t think, they had punis hed poor Jac ki e f o r t earing t h e ticketh o w could they ever r epay him? At last, it was decided to put five t h o u sand dollars of it in t h e bank for J a c ki e and to use the rest t o pay t h e ir bill s and still have pl enty left so the y co ul d take a trip to the States t hat summe r. Some o f the n e i ghbo r s were heard t o say t hat it w ouldn't b e a bad idea to use all of it to give young Jackie an educatio n in manne rs-but of course that was catty of theml "THE MUSIKER" II ? ]Ol'dll11, 2S. ( This stor y was give n first place among th e stories s ulJmin ed by so ph o mor es.) The "M.aJc h cn" was pl ying i u wa y s:Juthward toward t h e H orn." The full moon and t h e radiant stars p oured the ir m elbw, s i l ve r -tinted light o n the deck s o f t h e sturdy G.::rman steamer. On t h e afterdeck a small group of third-class passengers and two o r t hree o f t h e crew w e r e listenin g to t h e soft, e n chant in g sounds whic h flowed fr o m the s t rings of the steward's v i o l in. A s t h e las t notes o f a popular piece di e d away, the r e wa s n o soulld save f o r the throbbing o f t h e e n g in es After

THE CARIBB EAN. -17 l \nd once more the soothin g strains ebbed forth in that perfect h arrn::mr which h o lds the lover of mus i c spelib olinJ. Afte r the stewar d had stopped playing, h e tucked h is violin under h is arm and started to go b e l ow. B e f ore h e got very far, however, h e wa s stopped b)' a hand laid o n his s houlder. H e turned to find him self facing an appar ently well to-do man. I t wa s evident to t h e steward that h e was not a t h i r d-class passenger, and h e WOI1-dered w h y h e was on t hat part o f the s h ip. "\\' here did you l earn t hat last numbe r you p la)'ed?" asked the stranger. I t is a late piece and I understand you have had no c hance to go as h ore s inc e you l e ft G ermany three w ee k s ago." I was help del' b oss steward one night and I have it playing heard on etas ralking machine in das first-class parlor. The stranger looked surprised, You m ean you h eard it played as a piano so lo?" Y es, tht.:n I p lay it on de vio lin a couple times. I think I know it already ),et." "Know it! \\'hy, you played it perfectly. You hav;;: an extraordinary ear for music, and fin e exp:-e ss ioll. \\'o uld yo u lik e m e to give you some violin mus i c I ha ve w i t h me?" r kn ow not m u sic to read," answered the steward. The other thought a while and finally said: ., D o yo u lik e music well enough to make a t horough study of it?" I lik e vie! to be a musiker but in G ermany lesson cost ganz, and pay i ss no goot so I 110 can learn b eua to I like mine feedle. I t va s min e grandfarer 's and min e fater's and n o w it iss mine." "j\l y name is Jonathan \\'agnal. I am what you would call a w ealthy man. 1 have three large ranc h es in Argentine where 1 alll g0ing now I am goin g to make you a propos ition. I will pay all o f your expen ses and pay for YOllr l esso n s as long as you will want to study, if you are w i lling to co n s id e r it as a gift from one w h o love s music." I am sorry but if I thought I would efer b e abl e to earn so much, I would it borrow, but I can't." I regret t hat you will not accept thi s offer frorn me. The world c ra ves musicians like you, but if I can ever help you in any way I shall b e glad t o do so. Good night." Otto i\1ii ller, thirdclass steward of the German steam e r "i\Hidch en," lay awake that night rhillk ing. Ba c k at h o me, in little Germany, his friend'i had encourageJ him to p lay, but h e had really played because h e hau taken a likin g to it the first time h e had ever h eard his father play. \\' h e n his fathe r had died h e ha d th e instrument to him On his deathbed h e h:d told him to take good care o f it and it in the fami l y, a s it was an o l d h e irlo o m. H i s in strument wa s made of the finest o f material. I t had an excellent tone and exquisite workmanship. L t w ould surely ha ve b;;!cn the tre a sured property o f any mus i c ian. At home when Otto was l o n e ly h e had always, wh e n p oss ibl e take n h is violin and gone to some out-o f-th e-way place, and wrapped him sel f U :1 in his mll s i c, f orgetting everything. ;.J o w sin ce h e wa s working on the s hip, h e played when,:ver h e had time. Y es, h e would like to b e a "mus iker" but hi3 chance wa s gone; h e had r efused a generou .. ott"er. H e did not know h e supposed it was his nature. I f h e co uld only get to the L Tnited States, h e co uld work and save enough to study, hut the ship's papers had his signature. H e had promised to work the round trip, and h e would land back in G ermany-th e r e to work for wage s whi c h wou l d barely give him a living. The next day t h e third-class stewar d wa s a3ai n helping his superior in the fr ont of t h e ship. :\{ter h e haJ fini s hed his work anJ wa s o n his wa, LJ t h e afterdeck, h e noticed t h e captain an.J a 'pa s se nger approac hin g him. ,1llst afte r they haJ passed h e h eard one call th e other his tlr:H name. H e had r ecognized the passe nger as the one w h o ha d made him t h e oR'er the night hef )re. H..: dismissed th e thought fr o m his mind. h o w e"..:r, un til that night after his w o rk wa s done when h e wa s asked by a fri e nd to play his viu lin. For so m e rea so n strange to those w h o had h eard him play night s inc e ther h ad him, h ... said h e had rather not play that ni.s:1t. T h e truth wa s h e wa s thinking of the event of the day. This man wh o had made h im the gc=nerous o ff e r wa s a good friend of the captain. H e must b e b eca us e they had talked so familiarly. H e, Otto i\liill e r, wanted t o b eco m e a "musiker." [11 he would ha,'e to w ork f o r s u c h low wages that h e w ould not b e able to sa"e enough par for a teac h e r. The r e was but o n e way n ow, and that wa s to go t o the Cnited States where h e thought h e could save e n o ugh t o pay for l esso n s.


_ + 8 ___________ THE C\RI BBE.'\ I\'. But h e haJ signed o n the ship's papers for Cl round trip anj was n o t SUfe o f ClI1':lthe r voyage. I f h e could hnd some way out of making rh e round trip and get o ff at :\'orf ol k or Y ork, where his ship stopped, h e might do that which h e always wanted, b ecome a mu s i cian The next day h e l oo k ed for \ \ "agnal. Fortunately h e f ound him a l o n e sitting in a steam e r chair, rea ling. \\'agnal yo u d'J two nights ago say eer you can d') f or m e, v o u viII?" \ \"agnal looked up, I'd b e ven' g la .1 t o be of h e lp to you." Y ou are a goot fri e n d o f de captain ja?" H e i s my broth e r -illlaw. T he steward could not h e l p s h owi ng his sur prise. "The n maybe you can see ee f h e will l e t m e stop at de :\.m er i c a. 1 t i ss b ette r pay cler e and maybe I could l earn to play my feecil e and live by it. I s ign a pape r f o r to g'J bac k t 03." "Oh I see, you s ign ed u p f o r the r ounJ trip. III see w hat I can do for yo u. :'\ te w Y ork's largest o p e ra h all wa s crowded to its fulles t. Every seat wa s taken. A violin wonder was t o play. H e had played on l y twi ce b.dore in r ec ital as h e had r efused t o play in public until h e had t h oroughly mastered th; art. The audience wept, laug hed, an d at times w e r e hel d as if his mus i c wer e som e s upernatural p o wer whi c h h e h ypno tizej th e m : \nd the n this evening as o n the two preceding, h e end:d by playing with exq ui site touch a live l y mel ody whic h f e w o f his audience r ecognized and those wh o d i d knew t o b e a selection popular seven years ago. Seven years ago the rnu s i c o f a little G erman steward, had r eceived its first r ecog niti on. :\.l1d n o w after seven years of hard w ork, Otto i\Hili e r wa s a "musiker." POETRY. Cfq R. Tumtr, '26. I think ,hat poetry 1 \ 100cI) as can be, l,nd mo .. t unhappy must be h e \\'ho i, .. beauty can nOI $ce. BUI when I mr .. c1f, s u c h things mU f wrilC:. -\hhouf,(h il\ only rh)'me-I sit arc)unc.J ;lnd fus s a n d fight, And wa" 'e: your time and mine:. THE FATE OF T H E "TRI N IDAD." H elm ,\I 01lIg0)fU1)'. ':q. All a s h o r e wh o are going ashore!" wa s the e n that r ent t h e air. I t wa s a c risp, co l d day in early Februan. [ here had b ee n several s n o w Rurri es and d oc ks.of t h e :'\Torth R i ver w e re thinly blanketed 111 white. l v i r s Tho m pso n, wrapped in steame r rug, was thinking of the glory of th e tnp that b e f ore h e r, anJ the thoughts of rh e su nn y t r opics and their unique s igh ts thrillej h-.::I'. only son, D ick, wa s making his first tri p as wlre l ess oper.ato r o n t h e T rillidn4, and, to ce l ebrate, hlS m o t h e r ha:! decided t.) acc o m pany him The b oa t slipped s l o wlv out o f the doc k a!TIiJ s u c h n o i se and excitement as invariabl y a cco mpanies t h e sa iling o f a s hip. Thev wa;ed a la s t good-bye as th e Statue of Liberty ;va s l e fr b e hin d and t h e outline o f th e s kyscrape rs b ecame dim. The pilot soon dro?pe J and th e passengers had the f ee ltng of r e ally b e in s on their wa\,. The t h oughts o f t h e ir frie nd s o n the dock a lone so me, h o m es ick pang in m :lI1y hearts B :Jt afte r all, t h e r e was n o time for sorrow but only for making inte resting n e w a cquaintances-a s wa s about e leven o'cl oc k and b o uill o n wa s b e ina served in t h e l ounge. The se a wa s exceptionall; calm f o r F ebruary, and hardly a p e r son wa s in d i s posed. \Vith thi s condition prevailing, t h e day slipped quickly b y a mi d th e amusem ents whic h had been p rovid ed On reachin g the dining room t h e following morning, M.r s ThompS'Jn f ound at h e r table a s mall neatly typewritte n ship's n e w spaper. S h e b eamed with pride wh e n s h e r e aliz ed t hat her so n had b ee n t h e r ec e iver o f th e n e w s and s h e watc he...! t h e vari o u s peopl e around h e r r ead it. Three days o f co ntinual p l easure follow ed The w eathe r wa s becomin g m o r e alluring and the nove lty o f t h e R y ing fis h p o rpoise, and whal es h e l d its charm. The evenings wer e g iven over to deck dances The wond e rful moo nli g h t nig hts with phos p h o ru s making s ilv e r streaks in t h e water, see m e d t o g iv e ever ything a magi c touch t wa s imposs ibl e to b elieve t h e n e w s t hat terribl e equinocti cal storms wer e play ing havoc alo ng the coast Y et, all during t h e fourth day t ht: sun becam e l ess brilliant and s h o n e m o r e s eld o m. The waves w e r e becomi n g hig h e r t h e


THE CARIBBEA:-<. 49 s ki es g r ew cloudy and gray. The wind w h ipped thro u g h the ship's aerial with a nast y snarl and whirl ed around t h e decks. On goi n g down to d inn e r t hat evening, i\l r s Thompson saw her son waiting for her at t h e foot of the stairs. A d isturbed l ook, s uch as s h e ha d n eve r see n befor e, s h adowed his face. h e n h e saw his mother, h oweve r his f ace immediatel y cleared, driving all doubt from her mind. 'Vhcll t hey reached th e dining room t hey 11:)ticed that the p late rails ha d b een applied to t h e tables and that f e w people appea red. "The water is always rougher in th e Caribbean than any sai d oncofrhe passe ngers w h o had made t h e trip before. Nevertheless h e see med n o n e too sure of h im se l f and soon left t h e table, r e m embering s uddenl y that h e had left his most prec i olls b oo k 011 his dec k c hai r They were about half-way thro u g h t h e meal when a steward appeared at t h e main entrance. "Captain's orders--everyone t o h is room immediately," wa s the curt order. A death ly quiet overspread the group; t hen a l ow buzzing of hushed voices was audibl e. "1\1ay 1 see you to your room, l11other?" D ic k inquired. I don't know but what yo u'd better," was h e r answer. They h ad just gai ned t h e h allway w h ich l ed to Mrs. Thompson's roo m w h e n a steward came up and tapped Dick on t h e s h o ulder. "An o rder fr o m the Captain, sir," cam e in husky tones. Di c k calml y o p e n ed it while h is mother watched his face anxio u s l y, Sh e had not r ealized that the boat was rocking so. I t took all her strength to h o l d on to t h e hand rails and to keep from l osing her balance, "Jim Beverly, who usually has the nig h t watch, i s ill, and I'm to tak e his place," spoke Dick. l Vlr s Thompso n fel t her h ean sink at the words, but s h e soon regained her compos u re a n d sent her son off with a hearty "See yo u in th e morning." The boat was rocking furiou s l y by this time, a nd t\1r s. Thompson entered her cabin, wondering h ow s h e would spend the rueful h o urs. She dec id ed to write letters but after one attempt she f ound this futile. S h e tried playing cards readin g a book, anythin g s h e t h o u g h t m ight amuse h e r, finall y openin g a steam e r package someone had given h er. Nothin g seemed to entertain h e r. The conten ts of the package were delightful; yet they see m ed to have no charm for her. They fell from h e r lap wit h a sudden lurching of t h e boat. For somc unfathomable reason s h e found hersel f reading the directions for putting on l ifepreservers. I t did seem silly and the thought of i t made her shudder, ret she kept on reading. Unexpectedly a knock was heard above the din. i\l rs. Thompson stood numb, but a second knock made her regain her senses. "Everyone o n deck at once!" came from an impatient voice outside. S h e felt co ld with fear. Her first thought was of her son. \l'h y was it that h e had had to be put on watch all that particular night? H e was h e r only comfort now and ha d always been kind to h er. H e ha d promised, when still a small boy, to take ca r c of h e r w h e n h e wa s abl e to. The Ille m o r y of th eir fireside talks cam e back to h e r They ha d had s u c h pleasant t i mes togeth er Why had th ey evcr made thi s trip? Why hadn't t hey waited until it later boat? J\II these thoughts came to her as s h e hurried toward the deck. Bu t as she heard the screaming and s hri ek ing o f t h e frenzied crowd, s h e realized of how little valu e h e r son's life was in compari so n with the hundreds of women and c h i ldren crowding for safety. She remembered how D ick, w h e n small, had a lways had the idea of other people's safety pla ced b e fore h is own. Now s h e knew why h e wa s sticking to h is post after having been warned several times of his danger. The sight o f the half-crazed people, some mute with fear, oth ers shouting, pushing, jostling, s hoving toward t h e first lif eboats, picking tip screaming children, was b e for e her eyes, never to b e forgotten. 1\1cn stood h elpless, some laughing mirthless l y, trying to make light o f the danger, oth e r s grim and taut. nderneath all was a sickening fear, which was lacking in no o n e. Finally t h e life boats were lowered. Some of t h e crew were busy search ing t h e boat to see that n o one was left. .1\11 was no i se and confusion. .1\ loud crash was heard and a huge portion of one o f the d ec ks was splintered beyond conception Childre n in the lifeboats were screaming with fear, only adding to the disturbance. A wave, which looked like a mountain to the panic-stricken people, was see n washing over the boat, carrying into t h e sea with it the broken debris. I t seemed to rage with c hagrin as it left the s hip. A sudden scream issued from the lifeboat nearest t h e wreck. .'\ frightened woman stood


50 THE C.-\RIBBE:\:-.' up, pointing with a s haking hand to an object, holding" i,h a death-like g rip '0 'he rail to p r e'"ent being wa s hed "The wirel ess operator," shouted someon e : \ lifeboat, containing several o f the crew, r eturned to the wrec k. : \ fceble but happy murmur reachc.:d the ears o f the attentive men. "Don't worry, I got an answer to the S O. S.," wa s all heard. A t that m o ment, Di c k Thompso n droppeJ into oblivion. hen Di c k regained consciousness, t h e r e lie\'ed \ 'oices o f the passengers werc buzzi n g contentedly, and o \"er him wa s b ending h is m other with more love and pride s hinin g in her face than h e r son had ever seen t h e re b e f o r e THE FIRST :"IGHT I:" JatU Toulon, ( H onorab l e mention.) One o f the recently arrived pa<;sengers of the "Cristobal" as k ed the room clerk at t h e desk f or ,he keys of h e r oo m s h e ha d e ngaged by radio, and f o r a porte r to carry h e r bags She seemed very n ervous, and her face ha d a strained lo ok, as if s h e wa s waiting for somethin g to happen to h e r. \"h en the b ell o f a (tlrroma/tl clanged, s h e jumped Ilcf\'ous l y, and fearfully as ked the c l erk what it was H e replied, politely: "That i s m e r e l), the b ell of a native coach I s t here I can do for you?" ":\"0, thank you," she said, still looking un convinced. An d th e n s h e hurried out o f t h e lobb y, clutchin g h e r purse tightly. The cle r k l oo ked after her thoughtflilly, and, as h e turned to the next arrival remarked, "That lady doesn', look very w ell. She l oo ks as if s h e had better call a doctor." Tht: man to w h o m h e wa s talki ng c hu ckled and replied, "Oh, s he's w ell e n ollg h, except f o r h e r nerves. She'll be n ervo u s f o r some time too. I f you cou ld 'a hear d the things I tol d h e r -and bt::licvc 'em! h)', s he's so convinc.:d that they're true tha, s h e'll think it's a miracle if they don't happen. Y o u know what I tol d h e r th e r egular stuff about tarantulas and centipedes -apt to b e found in her clothin g any time. I tol d h e r it was sure dearh to put h e r feet o n t h e Roar without c,lippers on 'ern She a l so learncd from m e t hat the box for her clothing wou l d be her co llin if s h e died. '=" I said that those poor kindly San BIas I ndians were co nfirmed murderers Oh, it was fUlln}, to see the way s h e swall o wed it all!" H e walked ofr grinning at her c redulity and at his immense cleverness in convinc ing her that such t h ings were p oss ihl e F ollowing rh e credul o u s one, w e find h e r approachin g h e r room. The p orter in serted the key in the l oc k and Rung th e door open. lievc-it-. '\II p ee red in un certainly and a s k ed, "Are yo u sure the r e i s n othing in there?" "Oh, yes'm" t h e porter replied, D eah cawn't be nllthin'. D e d oah's b ee n l oc ked all de time sin ce de las' man wa s h eah'cept wh e n de guri cOllle:; to e1eall." "\\'hat h appe n ed to the last occupant?" h y, h e went away all a ship," th e porte r said, gazi ng at h e r strange ly) "Dat's what dcy all does) soon e h 0 latc h. Intimidate d b y his g lan ce, s h e lib e rall y tipped him, ha s tily r etreated into her roo m and closed the door. B efore sitting d o wn s h e carefully scrutinized th e chair t o see if t here wa s a n y m eans of death r esting on it. Finding none, s h e sat down and proceeded t o open h e r bags She took a f e w things out a n d went t o the clos e t with them. sure there wa s nothing b e hin d h e r, s h e opened t h e door and k ept behind it while s h e p ee r ed in to make sure t hat it wa s safe to venture within. S h e pro babl y establi s h ed a r eco r d f o r th e time in which s h e hung those few things in s id e and was in th e room again. \\' h e n s h e cam e down to dinner ) s h e wa s s till in possession o f h e r health. She remained downstairs reading f o r some time \\'he n s h e at la s t w ent upstairs, s h e went s lowl y and with th e attitude o f o n e who has yet to meet a dangerolls enemy. Entering h e r room, s h e l oo ked car e fully unde r h e r b ed and in all corne r s w here a dangerou s and p o isonous b e a s t o r r eptile mig h t lurk, t h e n l oc k e d the door and barricaded it with a heavy chair (this t o prevent the entrance o f an)' San BIas I n d ian s) Afte r doin g thi s, s h e cautiou s l y drew a s mall automatic fr o m h e r bag and lai d it o n a table b y h e r b e d. The n s h e p laced h e r purst! unde r h e r pillow. \\'he n s h e at last turned o ff th e light, all h e r friends warnings r eturned and s h e lay t here tremblin gl)' awaiting s h e kn e w not w hat. "\\'hat's that!" s h e s uddenl y exc l a im ed, starti ng frOI11 a lig h t doze ( S h e had h eard a "cli c k -c l i c k made by t h e OCCUP,ll1t o f th e next r oo m turning ofl" the lights)


THE CARI B llEr\'J. 5 i\ lary said tarantulas made a n o i se lik e that when th e y m oved," s h e thought, burro wing in her bed clothes until onl y the tip o f h a head sho w ed. \\'a s the p o i so n antiseptic s t ill in her purse? \\'ould it of lise ? C o ul d rh e t hin g g e t on h e r b ed? Fearfully awaiting the sprin g of th e tarantula. s h e la)' t h e r e until s h e f ell asleep Late r in t h e night, s h e awok e wit h a startwhat ha d awakened h e r? Theil s h e h ear..! a cree ping, swis h ing sOllnd a s if a snake w e r e c rawl ing across t h e floor ( in r eality, it wa s a curtain moving a c ro ss th e surface of a s mall table ncar h e r wind o w ) C ould it b e a b o a co n s tri ctor ? had she eve r co m e t o Panama? I t wa s co min g n eare r. Sh e w o nd e r e d if th e eR-ec r o f the s nake's bite w o uld b e in stant o r wh e t h e r s h e w ould have strength e n o u g h to take som e o f the antisepti c \\'hy didn't it strike The s u s p e n se wa s awful! S h e'd l eave t h e n ext m orning \\' hat w ouldn't s h e t ell that doc t o r for sending h e r h e r e AnJ 50 o n until s h e a gain d oze d ofF. Awakening o n c e more s h e h eard a lo ud hu m m i n g noi se a s if a great Ilumbe r o f m os qui roes w e r e uniting the ir buzzes I nueed, that wa s h e r firs t t hought, and s h e wa s t e rrifi e d f o r f ear t hat fr o m the m s h e w ould contrac t a fatal c a se o f malaria. Bu t a s s h e b ecame m o r e full y awake, s h e n o ti ce d an un earthly radiance outs ide. F o r g etting all h e r frie nd's injunc ti o n s about bare f ee t and t h e floo r s h e ru s hed to the window The n o i se came fr o m a hu ge m o n s t e r that wa s s wim ming toward h e r, with its r e d e y es glaring fie r cely \Vith a b ounei, s h e r e a c h e d h e r b ed and, pulling the cover s o v e r h e r until n o part o f h e r could b e seen, la y t h e r e trembling. I t wa s c O :llin g n e:ue r now it wa s g o ing away. Oh! \\'hat wa s that? (At t h e r e p ort o f a canno n. ) Oh! Oh! Oh! \\'hat c o uld s h e d o ? H e r hand crept towar d h e r auto rnati c ; t h e n s h e w i t hdre w it in sudden f earsuppose t h e snake had coile d about it, o r the tarantula had settle d on itr h e ri s k s w e r e too great to pi c k it up. Whe r e had that huge thing g o n e t o ? \\'ha t wa s i t ? The n a s it came n eare r, s h e id e ntifi e d the hum with the m o t o r o f an a e roplane and th e r e p orts with the sOlln d o f canno n s But this did n o t l esse n h e r t erro r s h e n o w f eare d a r e v o lu tiv n had starte d w ould they take h e r pri so n e r ? Oh! The r e came som eo n e to murde r h er! The snake h eard it! "Clickcli ck!" ( A s h e r coat f ell from the chair, hitting the butto n s o n the Aoor ) That s t h e tarantula again. I f s h e ever lived thrOllg h that night-listen to the cann on! The t e r ro r and s u s p e n se we r e m o r e than human fles h could s t a n d s h e sank into an exhausted s l ee p whi c h lasted until almos t noon. \\'he n s h e finall y awo k e, s h e w o nd e r ed if s h e ha d b ee n g i ven som ething to make h e r s l ee p w hil e h e r bags w e r e rifl e d. Sh e the m hurrieJl y bu t f ound, t J h e r inte n se t hat n othing wa s gon e The n s h e remembe r e d h e r terrify in g ex periences during th e nig h t. \\'a s the t o wn wr ec ked, an d w e r e th e b eautiful grounds o f t h e h o t t l t o rn to pi eces? Lookin g out o f h e r window s h e saw t h a t ever ything wa s a s plac i d and o rderly a s if t h e r e had n o b ombardrnent. Peopl e w e r e s wim min g abo u t la zily, in the g r eat s unll Y p oo l and a s s h e stood t h e re, s h e could see th e silve r y spra y o f wa t e r a s a c hild d i\'ed 011' into the g r ee n d epths. I n s pi re o f h e r se lf, s h e lin ge r ed the r e, drawing d ee p brearhs o f t h e in v ig orating se a air and lis t e nin g t o th e soothing hum o f voi ces and the lap o f th e wate r o n th e r oc k s The n h e r t h oughts turne.J o n ce m o r e to t h e fright s h e had r ece i ved Had s h e dreame d it all? No-it wa s far too viv id f o r that, s h e dec id ed. Neverthe l ess ever ything wa s th e same The n s h e came d o wn to th e d inin g rOOI11 and o rder ed h e r l un c he o n. S h e carefully inquired wheth e r t h e chic k e n was chic k e n and n o t ig u a n a. On b e in g a ssureJ o f this, s h e d ubi o u s l y starteJ elting The n an acquaintance s h e had met o n th e s team e r, no l the o n e wh o had so t e rrifi ed h e r strolle d lip and ge niall y a s ked if s h e had h eard th e anti-aircraft prac ti ce during the night. ":\nti-aircraft?" s h e r e p eate d I s that what i r wa s? I d idn t kn o w what tomakeofit." "1\1)' wife wa s scare d t o d eath," s ai d h e r acquaintance. "She w o k e m e several times l a s t night, b ec.1use s h e h eard a tarantula, a murde r e r fly in g r o a c h es and se v e ral othe r things in the room (the r e w e r en't all y of course) S o m eo n e had tol d h e r a l o t o f s tufF about tarantul a s and s u c h rhings. The r e i s really n o dan ge r, you kn ow." .. Really?" That wa s all the nervou s w o m a n said but s h e tho u g ht, J ust wait unti l I ge t t hem." (i\leaning h e r friends in ge n e r al.) T 'his lady ha s full \' recovered her h e al t h i s n ow a co nfirm e d Z onite : and t a k es p l eas u re in f r i g htening h e r fri e nds with the v e r y same tal es that c au se d h e r so mu c h t erro r.




THE CARIBBEAN. 53 AQUAT IC.>\LLY DRAMATIC. Clariu Stct"lurg, '26. Chararlers. -A. S. r'vl. HUTCHINSON. Dr. JEKYLL and Mr. HYDE. BErry B RON SON. HELEN OF T ROY. LEANDER. P/nre.-Washington Hotel Swimming P ool. ACT I. Scene 1 ( Betty Bronson i s making so m e graceful dives at o n e e n d of t h e pool. At th e oth e r e n d H e l e n o f fray, in a RufFy silk bathing s uit, sits under the shade o f a parasol sunning h e r self. Occasionally they cast a d irty l ook at one anoth e r. Ente r A. S. M. Hutc hinson, who wades g in ger l y up to t h e rope. Betty sw im s over to him. ) Bftl)'.-"How do you do, Hutchinson? I 'ye heard t hat's who YOll a r e, although I S h o llldn'r ha ve known it if some o n e hadn't told m e I' ve a l way s admired your b oo k s so. Y o u see I t h o u ghr you'd b e awfully goodl oo king." ( H elen o f Troy w ades up [Q the m. ) H elen. -"So did I." A. S. All HIlIChinJoJl." I 'm [Q d i sappoint you. Very sorry in deed. .Ir's too bail I must di sappoint you so muc h. I' m ve ry sorn I t's too bad--," Helen.-"\ '\'e heard you the first time. D on't r e peat so muc h Y o u sound lik e a fir s t grade reader." Bell)'. "Shame o n )'ou! That's h i s styl e. He's famoll s for it. Never mind, A. S. don't pay any attenti on to h er. She's not s u c h a wond e r a s people say s h e i s I bet I have more men in love with m e right now than s h e ever saw." He/t'l1.-"ln love wit h your picture. yo u mean. \Vho i s that man sw irnmin g toward us?" MI'. Hut rhinsol/ .-"Oh, that's Dr. lekvll. Dr. Jekyll, meet Bronson and T:roy:" Helen. "Troy i s not my nallle; it' s Ill, h o m e town," Dr. Jekyll.-"H ow do ),o u do?" (Makes face, shivers all over, and spl a s h es about. ) B elly "Why, w hat did ),o u do? Y ou l ook different." Dr, Jekyll. -"Oh, I m Mr. H \'de now." A1r. HulcJ,inJoJJ.-"rvlr. Hnie meet i\1 iss Bro nson and Miss H e l e n Troy, W i s consi n. ------!/i H e/en .-HI 'm not from \\'isco n sin ; I'm fr o m Greece. Can't you t ell by Illy Grecian n ose? I don't lik e yo u 110W, i\1r. H yde. Run away and hide, B e lly. -"Sweet garden o f p eas! She puns! Oh, what a Illess! Oh, l oo k what boat is that going out through the breakwater?" H den. "That s o n e o f the ships IllV fa ce launched." B,"y. I t l oo ks it. I hope it si nk s (Whispers to i\1r Hyde) Sh e s n o t muc h in a bathing suit, i s s h e? lvlr. H ytle.-"Sh e suits me," B ,"y.-"Oh yo u dumbb ells I wish som ebody s heiky would come along. Oh, who i s that good looking man. D oesn't h e swi m beautifullr?" t-h/eII." H e ought to! H e 's L eander.': Bt'II),.-"Oh, that t hrillin g s heik that lIsed t o swi m the H ellespont every night? Scrumptious! Somebody give m e a kn oc kd own." All' HUlcJunJon.-"No n e o f u s kn ows him. D o w e? I don't belie v e we've m e t him N o 1 don't think so," J BNl y. Th e n I guess I 'll ha ve to pic k him up. Oh, L ea nd er! Y ooh oo!" (s mi l es and waves) L ea nd er l oo k s at h e r i s eviden tly pleased, dives in, and swims across t h e p oo l t oward h e r. But b e fore h e gets quite across, h e drowns. BNI),."Oh, gos h 1 want a man who c an at l eas t swim to see a girl without drownin g (S houts are heard, and t e n or fift ee n seco n d Rudolph and Barthelll1ess's in bathing SUitS are see n runnlll g toward th e p ool. Bell),. -"Oh, boy! wish is granted! H e r e comes a bUllc h of th ose goodl ooking Cristobal H igh Sch oo l boys. for a swee t time," Curtain. S UN SET ON THE CARIBBEAN Fischer, '26. R ed rays and go l den gleams Tint the ripple s of the streams ; The firs t dark shades of nigh t Break with g lint s of g l owing light; Upon the silvery sa nd s A l one l y palm tree s tand s, Outlin ed against the s k)'.


;4 THE CARIBBE.'\N. !Ii 'Ii e J .3T i\lI SCELUN IES. I stood at a street c.)rner in Colon and l oo ked about me It was midday; the hot sun beat down upon the cement pavement and the rocky street. The reA:cted waves o f heat had appare ntl y drive n to shelter, f o r n o o n e was in s i ght n o r could a sound b e heard. Overhead, t h e SUIl s hone from a cloudless sky and, below, it bear unmercifully upo n the earth I waited for a moment, but t h e bri ght glare o f the glazed sidewalk s and of t h e pieces o f bro ken glass that were strewn about am o n g t h e ston es o f the street conspired with the S tln to drive m e fr o lll my temporary oasis; so with this murder olls fir e pouring in on m e, I r etreated s lowl y, t h o u g h in good o rder, to a more sheltered position. -]0},1I Ordwtl),. '26. I n the middl e o f a sidewalk in Colon is an o l d co lored woman b oiling cloth es in an oil ca n over a charcoa l fir e. S h e wea r s a n o l d b l ack d r ess, whic h is pinned up o n o ne s ide, and has a black turban on the top of h er gray woolly h air. The si l e n ce i s broken, as s h e industriously stirs h e r c loth es, by the volume of discordant sounds w hich issue fro m her throat. As she smiles broadl y every now an d then at some passerby, s h e displays a row o f even white teeth. Edlla DUMI/, '26. \\'hat a smell! Garlic, baca/no, burning fis h and rice; rotting iguanas; skinny, mangy dogs; a n d goats-black goats, brown goats, big goats, lit tl e goats, s h o r t goats, and tall goats-goats ever y where with their detestable odor and continuous repetition o f "maa's." A n d t h e oth e r so un ds! quawking parrots and chatterin g m o nk eys ; t h e cluck-cluck of an old h e n w i t h a brood of chic k s; the frightened squawk of an a l mo s t f eathe r l ess rooster as h e gets knocked out of t h e kettl e w h e r e the noon repast is being cooked; a squa lli ng being bathed in a tub which has just b ee n emptied of the week's wash; a dusky bass trying to s in g the soprano of "Ave IVlaria" (o r maybe it i s the "Home Again Blu es But it makes no difference to him). "Ah youse is!" .. Jse ain't." B irt'! and anothe:-you n g r ev.)l u t i o n is startedsoon stopped because al o n g comes the co l o r ed B oy Scout Band, wh eezi n g squa wking, blaring, with an occas i o nal b oo m of a drum as t hey go b y All this goes to make up the sce n e o n a certain co rn er o f Col o n d urin g the n O::)11 h ou r. 7ames Van S(OIl,:,., ':q. T H E FAMILY P E T II/il/iam Clinrhard, '26. "'Goo-goo" was t h e utte ran ce o f thi s parti cula r dark individu a l as h e sat o n the s idewalk in fro n t o f his mammy's h o u se basking in the m o rnin g s un. I n his hand h e had a piece o f partially pee led s u gar-can e stalk 011 w hich h e wou l d c h ew a n d s u c k at t h e tim es w h e n h e wa s n o t u s ing it t o reach bright-col o r ed b ottle tops that had b ee n d iscarded by the group o f c hildren engaged, nearb y, in the game of bottle-top flip. The clothing h e w ore was s imi l a r to that of G unga D in, noth in' much berore. An' rather l ess than 'arr or t n:n be'ind. H e d i d not seem to min d t h e tropical h ea t nor t h e d ust whic h was well ca m ou fla ged o n his bla c k body. Hi s c rop o f kinky, w oolly hair wou l d b e suitable to stuff Ostermoor mattresses-providin g there we r e suffic i e n t A pai r o f s lip pers wa s h ea r d behind him a n d h e wa s gen tl y picked up an d ca rri ed into t h e h o u se, wit h a so ft voice sayin g, "l\1ammy's little 'Bajan boy." A MOONLIG H T N I G H T. Iren e lIopkil/J, '26 It wa s a v e ry quiet nig h t wit h the mJon at its zenith and th e stars twinkling brightly. Th e fro nds o f t h e coconut palms, swayin g in t h e m oo n light, c a s t finger-lik e shadows o n t h e sa nds be n eath the m, while t h e sea softly lappe d the feet of th e s h o r e Onl y th e sound o f swee t se renading which ca m e fro m a pass in g cayuco broke t h e still n ess


T H E CAR I BBEAN. 55 BEACH A T N I G HT. ClJriJlitul I l'irl':., 26. F ro m th e b l a c k s tilln ess o f night co m es t h e rattle o f o afS a s a late fis h erman r eturns with h i s dar's c:lt c h, the soot h in g so n g of so m e o l d c r ooning h i s unwritten native clitties and rh e l o w wa s h and s w i s h of t h e little wavel e t s a s t hey r un up and b,c k o v e r t h e sand and p e bbl es o f th e b e a c h. Save f o r t h e gleam o f a di stant lantern and th e o cc a s i onal g l o w o f a firefly, all i s dark, but now and t h e n th e r e can b e see n a s th e di stant l ig h t h o u se its brigh t g l eam a g a in s t t h e Styg ian darkness o f t h e s k y the ou tlin es o f t o ng, l o w fis hin g b oats o f cane fis h traps pil e d hi g h o f twine fis h n e t s h angi n g to df)' and e v ell o f the s k e leton lik e rib s o f a boat in t h e making THE BAN .-\NA VENDER An y bananas to-d a y mum?" The r e s t ood in front of m e t h e Illos t pitiful y e t m os t pi cturesquel o oki n g c h ild that I had see n f o r mallY a day H e ha d o n h i s f ee t s n eake r s w h i c h had long s inc e see n th e ir day H i s dilapidate d khaki tro u se r s w e r e patched h e r e with a pi ece of blu e clo th and t h e r e wit h a r emnant of g r ee n. His shirt, whi c h had, at on e time b e e n spotless l y white, lik e t h e bre a s t o f t h e swan, wa s n o w a dirty, greasy, s i c k ening l o oking p i e c e o f mate rial. A fil t h y straw hat, w hich, judging fr o m its s ize, had probably b e l o ng e d to h is fath e r cove r e d h i s h ead and, I s houl d al so s a y part o f h i s eyes. N o, Jim, j do n o t care for any t o-day." S l o w l y h e p i c k e d up his bas k e t and trudge d w e ari l y to t h e n ext h o u se t o see if h e could b e more suc c es sful in se lling h i s wares P a s t midnight! \V e s t oo d o n the co rn e r s l ee pi l y waiting f o r th e r es t o f th e c r o wd to catc h up with u s s o w e c ould pil e into t h e car to go home Darn t h ese late parties any wa y H o w quie t C o l o n seeme d at t h i s h o u r -time w h e n se n s ibl e p eopl e are at home s l eeping soundl y Excuse me, did 1 s a y at h o m e s l eeping so un d l y ? \Y e stared i n a s t onis h m ent. The o ld banana woman wa s sitting o n h e r little s ro o l, h e r h e a d droo p e d o v e r h e r s h oulder h e r e y es closed p e ac e fully, whil e t h e so ft sssssh" of h e r sn o r e intermittently di sturbe d the s tilln es s of the night. H e r brightly colored bandana was tie d ti g htl y around h e r t opkno t o f hair, whi l e o n e h an d s till clutche d t h e ba s k e t o f b a n anas whic h see m ed about t o slide ofl" h e r ample lap. Grac i o u s, didn't p eo p l e lik e that have h o m es? Or wa s i t that s h e was afraid o f l os in g a little trade b y goin g h o m e at night? Our questi o n s r emaine d unans w e r e d so w e stood and stared som e m o r e w hile at s t e ady inte r vals came h e r ssss h "sssssh. \V ell, h e r e ca m e those p eo p l e at last. Tha nk goodness w e have b e d s t o go h o m e to, e v e n if w e d o slig h t t h e m occ a s i o nall y till t h e w ee, sma' h ours of t h e m orning Clarice S/eenberg, 26. The r oaring, p ounding surf upo n th e co ral reef at th e foot o f t h e pre cipic e produce d a murmuring not unli k e th e vibratio n s h eard within a se a s h ell w h e n i t i s place d close t o o n e s ears The large s l o w land s w ell gave the sea, a s v i e w e d fr o m th e h e ig h t s o f that s t ee p prec ipi c e, t h e a s p ec t o f b e ing outwardly calm and inwardly turbulent. The plac id surface wa s n o t marre d b y the prese n ce of rippl es, alth o u g h a f e w s mall in s ignifi c a n t and a lm o s t in d i scernible o n es w e r e cause d b y a n oc c a sional l eap or a fis h. .4. large gray s hark of t h e man-eating vari e t y wa s s l owl y cruising close to t h e r ee f in and about o l d box es, planks and d e bri s in ques t o f food. The m o n s t er's s p ee d wa s marve l o us; it examine d clo se l y e v e r y object Roating, and havi ng examine d e v e r ything o n t h e s u rface, di sappeare d apparently to efl'ect a submarine searc h o f t h e b ottom. S e a gull s wer e A y ing all about, s quawking, sc r eec h ing and croaking, w hile majestic ally, o v e rh ead, soare d t h e grace ful man o 'war bird. If/ i//j(l/}/ Coi!q '26. In t h e midst o f C o lon i s a little s h o p, whi c h i s o p e n t o any c all e r w h o i s in n ee d o f r epair w o r k. The bac k h a l f o f t h e only visibl e ro o m i s co nc eale d b y a hand-made partitio n, whi c h i s cover ed with fad ed and s p otted wall pape r and with Bibl e ve r ses o n motto cards S h oe la s t s of all s i ze s hang n e atl y in a r o w a n the l e ft wa ll. L eathe r in l o ng bro a d strips and many s h oemake r 's tool s lie o n t h e tabl e n ear t h e wind o w, w h i c h i s partly curtained with faded c retonn e On the A oo r whi c h i s s p otted wit h g r e a se an d s h oe p olis h are scraps o f leath e r an d nai l s .An o ld man, the s h oe r e p a ir e r himself, sits at t h e door fr o m m orning until night laboring ch ee rfull y o v e r w orn s h oes try in g t o r es t o r e the m to their long-lost appearance. -Rae F is c her) '26


THE CARl BBEAN. She w as just a tiny thing and l oo ked scarce l y big enough to toddl e Her c hocolate-colored cheeks puffed out lik, two hu ge balloons, almos t hiding her little m o u t h. .-\ g r eat white organdy bonnet with e normous blue b J W S almos t covered her black pigtails. H e r great black eves fairly shone as s h e trotted alo n g .-\ l ong-waisted white organdy dress with a v e r y full skirt and b l u e bows, t ogethe r with s n owy white s h oes and soc k s, completed her costum e -EdlUl Du vall "26. Although I am certain h e had n e v e r seell m e befo re, 011 n oticing m y atte nti o n di r ec t ed upo n him, h e greeted m e with a big s mi le, which r e v e a led a row of large, eve n, p earl-white t ee th -and w ent o n fishing. H e was a s mall n egro Y O ll t h who wa s fis h ing for octopi o n th e r eef. H e WOfe a di lapidated, worn out bathing suit whi c h \\ a s r e pl e t e with h o l es. H e had, on his f ee t, an old pair o f t e nni s s ho es) which undoubtedl y had se e n b e[[er days, a s e \ e r y [Oe was p rojectin g H oweve r s u c h a s mall matte r a s apparel b othe red t h e boy not in the l e ast. W h e n h e had s kill fully caught e n ough octopi for a m e al I f ollowed him t hr o u g h c uri osity, and f ound that h e walk e d thro ugh some of th e main thoroughfares o f C o l o n whi s tlin g, but lik e many of his kind e v e r o n t h e lookou t f o r /a po/icia. -II/ il/iam C ojJe)', '26. G.'\T ;\' LAKE AT N I G H T. Wil/iam Clil1chard, '26. On t h e top of t h e h ill I paused to look bac k upo n Gatun Lake .At the entrance to t h e l oc k s wa s an ocea n steam e r waiting for h e r c h an ce to go through. \'oi ces o f t h e crew could b e h eard as they indulged in t h e ir diver s i o n s. The r ed and green paths made ac r oss t h e wate r b y h e r port and starboard lig h ts inte rm in g led wit h th e white light o f the s h ore. B a r e ly d i sce rn ible in t h e darkn ess wa s the blac k irregular outline o f t h e i s lan d off the e n d o f the locks, its dark green jungl e apparently as l ee p now unde r t h e big yello w m oo n. The s h adow o f the moon in t h e lake see m e d lik e a giant water lil y surrounded b y s mall e r star water lili es. The buoys and range l i ghts, that m ark the c hann el, blinking t heir messages o f red and white, --------------------made intermittent tracks o f lig h t across t h e untrou b l ed wate r into t h e darkness. On the s h o r e t h e alligator barked hi s weird c r y and t h e night bird m oaned his uncann y lament. THE ESCA PE. Johl1 Qrdway, '26. Once as I was l eis u rely walk i ng down Col o n B e ac h almost l o s t in Illy OWI1 mu s ing s 1 wa s sudde nly star tl e d from m y reverie by a little n eg r o boy w h o br u s h ed past m e at f ull speed; on l o') king ba c k I s aw a Colon cop stan di n g o n the c')r n e r s h aking h i s club and inveig h ing a n d execrating o n t h e f u g i t i ve, w h om h e seemed to have despaire d o f catch i n g The boy, h owever, probably imagi n ing t h e p o licema n only a step o r two b e h ind, ran "As who pur sued wit h }'cll and b l ow, Still trcad s t h e s ha dow o f his foe, l\nd forward bent his head." A f e w seco nds s uffice d to take him oR-' th e h ori zo n but about five min u t es later l came upo n him, surrounde d b y a grou p of boy s H e was desc ribi n g w i t h appropr iate gestures his recen t esca p e w hil e, wit h o pe n m outh s, h i s h eare r s gazed o n his s h i nin g b lack fac e and wid e w hite eyes. There h e stood in h i s f ad ed blu e tro u se rs ( w hich w e re precario u s l y h e ld up b y two strips of cloth runnin g over hi s bare s h o u l de r s a s a pai r o f suspender s, setti ng oR-' admirably t h e ebony color o f h is skin ) until, t h e tal e ended, t hey all t rooped off, l a u g hing a n d shouting in h ig h good hUlnor a n d exultati o n B arely discern ible above t h e l o n g, l ow, g ray br eakwater i s t h e h orizo n with t h e tall, lean masts o f a s h ip appearin g above it. T o t h e naked eye t h e se a i s calm a n d peace f u l but t hat t h i s appearance i s d ec e i ving i s s h own by t h e b r ea k ing, every n o w a n d t h e n o f an extra larg e swell. I t s w hite spray rises s l ow l y lip into the air o n t h e o u t s id e of t h e breakwater a n d just as s l o w l y settles d o w n all t h i s s ide. I n s id e t h e br eakwate r t h e se a i s smooth exce p t f o r th e rippl es b l ow n b e f o r e a bris k wes terly win d On t h e l o w ro c ky Rat s along t h e s h o r e s m all waves, e a c h see ming to b e striving to pu s h its l ine o f white foam farth e r t h a n t h e one before, a r e br eaking co nti n u o u s l y. -ft1auric( Eggleslo", '26


THE CARIBBEAN. 57 A CADDY BOY. Jrttu Hoplci"s, '26. There h e sat with his companions, charting and laughing, patiently waiting for t h e golfers t o co m e down H e w o re a w o rn -out B o)' S cout hat, a faded blu e s hirt with o n e or two buttons and a pair of ragged, dirty, s h ort trouse r s whi c h s h o w ed that they had be e n patc h ed a good mall)' times. I.azily h e tapped th e curb w i t h a bit o f a bro k e n golf sti c k. H e s miled at liS an.! s howed a row o f white even teeth. \ V e s p oke to him, and when we a s ked, A re you a \ Vatson Boy?" h e pro udly an s wered: "'Y es, Sa ; Y es Sa, Cap. J 's a \Va tson B oy." Each day a negro vender o f tropic al p e t s stands o n a certain co rn e r of Front Street and diligently tri es to sell his wares. h e wor e a tall, brown, p ointeu cap maLie o f coconut fib e r. On h is s h oulde r clung a tiny marmoset, chatte rin g all t h e whil e and shaking hi':; golden-brawn -topped h ead. I n his hand th e man an old broo m handle, upo n whi c h were perched two b eautiful macaws, with col o r s of bright blue, r ed, and ye llow. B y his s id e w e r e two cages. I n one \\ere tw o bright green, yellow headed parrots, whil e in the othe r one w e r e bug l e birds n eat little f ello ws in t h eir blac k suits dabbed wi t h brigh t orange. The man wa s trying to sell a p e t to som e sailo r s from a foreign s hip, but all his talking wa s of n o avail, for they understood not a word h e said. The ce rul ean surface of the bro a d Caribbean sparkl e d joyfully in the s unli g h t. From th e foot of the rocky emin e n ce where I wa s stanJing, it spread far out past t h e limits o f vision. Bu t evef\' w here wa s t hat gl orious blu e w h i c h it had from the s ky. The wind wa s s till; hardly a ripple broke t h e surface of the sea e x cept wh e r e cl ose t o the s hore t h e l o n g waves rolled in wit hout breaking the elastic surface of the wate r until, a s hort distance fr o m t h e reefs each in turn s h o wing a fla s h of w hite rus h e d up to t h e reef and t h e n di sappeared amids t t h e foam o f its s u ccesso r, thus fillin g t h e air with t hat gentle booming so un d that i s so p l e a s ing to t h e e ar. -John Ordwa),. '26. MR998528 Ta-ta-ra! Ta-tara! Raj ra, bing, bang, tin, tan, and so on. \Vhat i s it? I t is a band-a dirty, ragged, c h ocolate band-proudl y marc hin g down Third Street. The first c h oco late soldier carrier s himself like an e l egant ge n e ral but h e h o ld s a n o ld brok e n broom sti c k with a r ed rag pinned on it; next comes t h e drumme r playing o n a s hin y yellow can but sornetim es t h e can's tone doesn't satisfy him so h e plays o n the next f ellow's woolly head. The last two gaily blo w their rusted, t in flutes. T hey see m so thrilled ill t heir parade that we f o r ge t t h e ir dirt, thei r d ust, and t h e ir r ags L a/a ,t/Il;;v':., '26 A J

THE CARl BBEA;-\. ".-\ UrrlF BROI\';-\ B.-\BY OF BOUUR STREET!" Clarirr '.26. This was the h o u se h o ld pet. H is mother hdd him high up in her arms while his brothers and sistt!rs looked on admiringly. H e threw hack his head and crowed, and kicked his fat little legs-a c h erub done in bronze. THE OLDEST STOR Y 1;-\ THE IIORlD. III")' Tl/(JrtllOl1 '.27. H e didn't w:lnt [Q fight. But h e was pushed, prore3tin a into the \'ortex of sundered Europe. H e across France, with the dull boom cf the cannon al":1\'5 ahead. Then carne ba;r1efields-brutal. The night sk,' seemed smelred \\ ith blood as s h ells flam ed it. I n the gulfs between the belch es of artillen' was heard the chatter of machine gUllS. Ripped corpses horribl e and mute betw ee n rh.e mounds of torn earth. H e became numbed with fear Peace descendeu lik e a fr es h e t bursting upon a parched plain. I I e wa s dragged bac k across France, hard ly darin g to close his eyes. But once at sea, the coo l stretch es of blu e h e al ed the wound s of his soul. H e came back home with a s mil e melting the stolidit\, o f his fa ce. H is m othe r wondered \\ hy they 'hadn't given him a m ed al. .-\Ithough the little tot in fr ont of us i s about one-third the.: size of her companion s h e i s holding his hand anJ contentedly telling him o f all h e r troubles -or perhaps o f her good lu c k,-ju s t ac; if she.: were ac; (Jld as h e. Her head is covtred with a mass of kinky hair, which is plaited in many shorr pigtails She has a chuhby little hlack fa ce with large winning eyes and a ver), squat no se. H e r blac k and-white stript:d calico dress i s muc h the worse (or wear, hut this (act worries her not at all. H e r \,;ell-formed icg:-; are not hampered with soc k s arc 1 .;([ w-display themselves untrammeled. On her (cer afe tiny brown sandal s, whi c h will SOOI1 "sce their lao,[." As she skips along, chanil1g and sin gi ng, her daddy watches her and smil es, thinking o f h e r a s "adorable little daughter." THE SEA. Kunr, '26. :\n azure sea it was a blue sea that rippled and shimmered like unmeasured length s of satin. :\ fleecy group of small white breakers murmured a s they with the sands o n the beach. laughe d a s they caught a smooth ston e and carried it oR" quickly to bury it forever in t h e dark caverns of the deep. A tin)" snowy speck appeared on the horizon a sailboat that looked like a s h ell with feather)" wings. I t Roateu con tentedly over th e se a leaving a faint trail behinu it. Bits of t h e blu e water leaped up and dropped like s nowflak es o n the boat. The b oat disappeared. The sea once m o r e as sumed its smooth and glass like appearance. Parked at one side o f the road was an o l d dirty dilapidated car that looked as if it was one of the late model s of ] 91+ :\11 f O llr tires were flat, the wa s \'ery rust)" looking, and perhaps the engin e wa s rusted twice as mu ch. \\'hat there wa s of the windshield was dirty, the dust truly an inch thick; it was impossible' to see t h e faintest outline through it. But t h e car was packed w ith browni es of Colon, all dirty, ragg ed kidui es, but having the most glorious time. Irme l/opk illJ, 6 : \ y oung Romeo" strutted br. H is trouse rs ar the low e r extremities were wide to conceal successfully small-sized pillow. H e was rather s hort; the f eatures of his bullet-shaped head wert n o t prominentj his c hin lacked determination; his n ose \\ as flat. H e looked cramped in his cloth ing, and the expression o n his face verified that h e was Nevertheless, h e was a real genuine s h eik, s m oking a cigar, brandishing a cane, walking with th e swagger o f youth on the to see his "sheebaah." Wilhall/ C oJlty, '.16. TH E L OCI\:S A T N I GHT. Dt/ilah ,\fa )' The si l e n ce o f the bla c k night was bro ken on ly In' th e constant swis h of the uark, tranquil water against t h e massive iron ga tes. The tall white lampposts, lik e sentinels guardin g t h e gates, stood boldI\' forth in the darkness. The reAec ti o ns from the lights made weird, wavering figures upon the water. On the (ar wall stood a lighthouse g hostlike, h o ldly Aashing its g leaming light into t h e darkness.


T H E CA Rl 59 :\ F OOLIS H FE LL O \\". One day a b e au t iful bi g i g u ana cam e o u t to s u n h i m se lf. H e saw so m e o n e co min g down t h e roau, a nd r e mai n in g wh e r e h e was, h e v a inly t h o u g h t :"\ To w i s m y chance to display how beauriful I 3111, ( o r p e r ha ps t h i s i s a tourist w h o will exc l aim over m y g o r geou s suit and b eautiful build So h e co n t e n t ed l y closed his eyes and stretch ed him self o u t in t h e brightslIl1s hin e : \ f e w minutes elapsed The vain ie,u an3 s l o w l y and pai n f ull y o p e ned h i s eyes H e f O lln d him self in a bag b e in g c arel ess l y car r i e d a l o n g b y so m e O ll e w h o wa s IllU tte r i n g w o rels a b o u t "ha\cing a good m ca l to-night." '\/01"0/" P rid e goeth b e f o r e a fall." hum, '2n. A d u s k y l ittl e mai de n o f C o l o n s a t o n t h e doo:-h e r o n eroom h o m e S h e was a b o u t n\'e years o l d H e r h ai r wa s t i g htl y plaited, a n d t ied w it h little r ed bows and white t a pe S h e was se wing with a r u s t )' n eed l e and l i ttle scraps o f b lac k an d white t h re a d S h e h eld o n h e r lap a rubber b a n d box fille d w i t h small r emnants of mareri als of all s hapes and co l o r s I n t h e b ox there w a'" a lso a s m all cell u l o i d doll w h ose arms an d l egs wer e all poi nti n g in d ifl e r e n t directi o n s I t w o r e a d r ess made of a pink c h ec k ed materia l w i t h a pur p l e r i bbon a ro un d its wai s t T h is th e c h i l d was t r y i ng to improve b y m a kin g a d r ess of g reen crepe trimmed w i t h a bit o f brig h t o r a n ge sarin. She t w isted h e r body, rai se d h e r eyeb r o w s, a n d pursed hr.:r lip s i n an e ff o r t t o p u s h the rusty n eed l e thro u g h t h e goods. She pi c k ed t h e doll up and tried t h e dress o n i t. H e r s h o n e wit h s ati sfacti o n a n J p l e a s u re at t h e efFect, and th e n s h e car e fully pac k ed her things away, not n eg l cc tip g to wrap t h e rus t )' needl e up in a pi ece o f pape r. .-\ J.OTTERY \ E:\,D E R De/iluh \I(lY, '26. On a CQrnn in Colon sits a lottery ve n der. She is perc h ed 011 a little o l d stool, w hich wobbles at move. Her black woolly hair is !leatly braided in little pigtails all ova her head. S h e wears a faded red and white polka-dotted waist, w h i c h is tucked into her wide, l o n g, s habby, once w hite skirt. I n her lap s h e holds a large b lack pocketbook showing the wear of many years. At her side stands a large board tipped, (or support, against r h e side of a building. On t h e board t here are pinned for display numerou s lotter y r i c kets for t h e corning week's d raw ing Lazily s h e sits, waiting for c ustomers to corne to h er. .-\ C H I L D O F COL O :\' lI'arrm. 6. S h e w as j ust a toddling chil d with a plump, r o un d f ace. Howtall? \\'hy, herh e adwould re a c h hand if s h e stood b::!side me! Her mouth was round, impertinent; her nose, inqllisitive; ht::r eyes, large and of a brown. Her ha ir was a mass of si l ken brown curl s whic h co m p l emented her fair sk i n. S h e wore a very 511')1't ging ham dress t hat showed perf.::ctly her little legs. T o m e s h e a ppeared as a c h ild who had stepped from some book, or, perhaps from som e famolls paintin g. T H E SC H OO L \\' 1:\ ))0\\'. William Cline/lard, '26. \\'e hear t h e so un d o f r h e roaring surf as i t breaks o n t h e trea c herouCi reef, a n d t h e s h rill whistle o f th e sneaky submarines as they disappear from sig h t ncar the breakwater. ,-\ t iny with a torn l ug sai l scuds its w a r to pan, w h i l e overheaJ agaijlst t h e white fleecy c l o uds a \ '-s haped Rock of pelicans is win g i ng its way to some suitable fish ing ground.


60 THE C ARJBBEAN. .'\ND THE INDIAN MAlO. ElizaiJt'lh I/'arrm '2 6 Cllonlc/ trJ.C o lumbu s I n dian :'\Iaid f P lart. \\" a s hing to n H o t e l Sea \\" all. T im e S o m e time b e tw e en midnight and dawn. Columbus ( climbing d own fro m his hig h p edes tal )-"C o m e o n, y ou r e ds kinn e d kid. i t s na p py! \\'e hav e n't much time to walk a r o un d I ndian l / a i d ( peevis hly ) .-''You needn't be so cross, C o lumb o C olumbus ( c r oss ly ) .-"Y e go d s D on't call m e C o lumb o 1. Maid ( climbing d own and w eepi n g ) Bur-but what s h all r call you?" Col u mbus { t enderly) -"Now, dearest p l eas e d o n t c ry. Y o u know 1 c an't s tand to s e e YOLI c r y 1. ,\laid (gleefully ) -"Now, that soun ds m ore lik e it! I th o ug h t t h e s o b stuff wou l d mak e yo u c orne a c r oss C o lumbu s ( s i g hing ). "Suc h i s life w ith--. I. j\1aid ( int e rruptin g ) Boy! I have a dandy i dea \\'e are going to a cabaret Columbus .-"\Vhat! You s h ock m e b y--." I. Maid ( coaxing l y ) .-"But, dearest! I 've h eard that they have t h e b es t tim es And r could do an In dia n war da nce o n the t op o f a tabl e." C o /umbus. Y o u what!" 1. Maid. I could dance. See, jus t like this" ( b e g i ns a war dance). C o lumbu s ( surprised ).-"Bu t you are dancing l ike th e In dian m en!" 1. Maid ( d isgu sted ) "Of course, s ill)'! In these days all the w o m e n act lik e m e n Come on. Let's go!" C o llIlI/blls ( sternly ) W e aren't going." I. lvlaid ( whiningly ) "But why not?" C o lumbus "\\' e are going ba c k t o our pede s tal ( gra b s h e r wris t and pulls h e r along ) At least I'll look as if I'm b oss ing yo u while up th e re." WRITING A DRAMA. L ol a J.l/w i o z, 2 6 Cllflra c l e r s -'f:..1r. SHAKESPEARE. LOLA, a pupil. P lace A sse mbl y H all ( Cri s toba l Hi g h Se houl ) Till/ e Aft e rn oo n (afte r sc h oo l ) S C E N E I. o la "Oh, 1\l r Shakespear e, h e lp me wr i te a d rama ." \1r. Shn kes p eare A d rama? \\' h y it i s s o e a sy--. L ola ( a stonis h ed) RealI)" Mr. S ha kesp eare'" /I/lr. S lwkt:s peare H Y es, ye s I w r o t e the m b y t h e dozens w h e n--. L ola ( int e rruptin g) H o w co uld y o u?" JIll'. S." D o n t b e f oolis h, girl. Thi n k of a p lot." L ola. H ,,,-plo t ? \\' hat i s t h at ? H r S ( a ngrily). " d o n e ( L o la g e t s u p a nd l oo k s ,ne Exil SI"k es, t are goe s a f te r h er.) SCE"" II. ( h.kes p ca r e brings h e r b ac k t o desk. ) 1\4r S. U :,\fOW t ha t I have ex plain e d what a plot i s get your c h aracter s Lola. -"Ch aracters? from?" l11r. S. "Fro m bo o k s, from lif e o r b y creating o n e. ( L o l a star es at him s tupidl y ) Mr. S ( thinking s h e ha s un ders t ood ).-"Now that you have your c ha racters, mak e th e m con verse, and you will have your drama." L ola. "But, i\ifr. S hak espeare s up pose the y do not want to co n ve r se? Mr. S ) t does n't matte r if they want t o J lis t m a k e them." L o la ( going back to t h e c h aracters ) .-"But God i s the onl y one that ca n do that." 1\111'. S D o what?" L o la -"Create peop le." All'. S ( d es perate l y rai ses his h ands, walks to th e door ) I giv e up." L o la. -"Give up n o thin g ( runs aftc::r h im). Ple ase, Mr. Shakespeare, I ha ve to write a d rama b e f or e going h ome." Curtain.


THE C.'\RI BBEA:-I. P ITY THE B UTCHER! lIelm J. I\ UIlt, '26 Chnrllclers \ I adame DEFARGE. PORTIA. SHYLOCK. A B UTCHER. P/aCf. \ Ieat CQUllte r Canal Zone Commissary. Time.-aturday morning. Madame Dijarg e (rushing wildl)').-"Gi ve m e three p O llnds o f stew m e at! Hurry up! D o yo u t hink I have all day to stand around thi; place? Stop staring at me-I want three p o unds of s tew m e at. ,. BUl clJer .-"I '111 sorry, lady, but YOll will ha ve t o go to the e n d o f t h e lin e and wait f o r yO'.!f turn. (turning ) Next!" tllllda m e D eforge (grinning at P o rl in) .-".-\ha! D id that reach ),our s h elll ik e ears ? H e called m e 'Iad,'!' ( T o butche r ) What do )'ou m e an I,, t e lling m e that I must wait f o r my turn! Y o u'll be waiting f o r your turn at the guillotin e if YOll don't perk up and wait on me." Shv/ock ( w h ose [urn i s n ex t).-"P lca se give m e one po un d of s tew m eat. over o n e p ound, mind you! (watching sc ale s) Oh! I\Jy H eave ns! .It w e igh s five pounds! I'll b e ruined!" Butc h e r .-"Aw! \\'ait a minute The p ointer will co m e back. Twenty cents. I s that all?" Shv/ock (in dismay) .-"T w enty cents I 'll n o t s l eep t o-night for t h inking h ow p oo r I am." ,\[adame up, you old tight wad! 1 t's a wond e r rou don't want to make sure that t h e fles h ca m e fro m the part n earest the co w' s h eart. Skinflint! Shylock (flaring up) .-"J\l ind your own busin ess, ),ou o l d trouble-knitter." P o rlia ( ca l ming lv/ adame Dijtllge).-".P eace These str a n g e p eople will think that y o u hav e n eve r b e f o r e been out of a win e s hop." M adame Ddarge.-"The\' will, will the)' \\'e ll, I 'll s h ow the m. I f o n e o f them dares s ugg es t s u c h a t h ing, he'J1look wor se than J\l i ss P r oss did wh e n I fini s hed with h er." Sh),/ock ( despel'at e l)' ) .-"Ple a se pu t it ba c k on t h e sca l es I t h ink it weig h s too mu c h. Blll cher .-"i\l e rciful! L ook! One pound at twenty cents a pound! Total, twenty cents!" S//)'/ock .-"AII r i g ht! All right! I am cOl1te l1t." M adame D ijtllge (ill a l oud \'oice).-"It's a wond e r h e doesn't make t h e m take t h e scal es apart to see if a scre w is l oose Hurry up, miser! Some one will b e taking t h e jewels your daughter left, if don' t s hake a leg." Sh_,'/ock ( l ook in g around frightened).-"Y ou really don't think so, do yo u (leaving in a hurry) Oil! 1 \ l y jcwels! ;\l y jewels !" A/adamt' h c goes lik e a with his head cut oR. ( T o butc h e r ) Giv e m e three pounds o f stew m eat no\\! \\"hat! m o r e stew m e at! Hea\'cn forbid! I 'll go see the bo ss manager, or whate\'er you call him and I 'll rear his eyes out!" Portia.-'Ple ase! P l ease! D o n't make a sct' n e. G e t so methin g e1.,e." Jl/ admJlf Dcfarge.-"I will not get anything else. I wa ll[ s t e w meat. Stop s h ing m e (tramping up and dowll, knitting so fast t ha t olle can't tell whether her ton g u e o r her n eed l es are going t h e faster ) I'll butcher rhat butcher till h e won't kn ow a p orterhouse steak from a l eg of lamb. I 'll fix him so h e won't dare l ook me in the eye \\ h en I co m e :J.round a gain (Sh e shakes her m o n strous knitting at him and tramps h e avil y oft", with the dignified Portirl following h er.) Currain. : \ \,ILL\I;\OL'S FABI.F William Coffry, '2fJ. On e beautiful, dreamy afternoon m:J.ny a go, a certain desperate villain decided to r o b :J. mansion. .-\s soo n a s his mind was made up to accomplish this sinful act, h e made all the necespre parati o n s that sam e afternoon and looted t h e place that night. This wretch was in deed, ver y crafty and wicked. H e made a good job o f it, l ea \'ing nothing o f \ alu e in the palace h e h ad wr ec k ed H e collected all the goods and jewel s pla ced them o n a raft in a n earby stream and made good his escape b y floatin g down thi s s mall river -\ f ew weeks later this s.nne \ illain, disguised as a beggar, visited this mansion, and frol11 o n e of the coo k s learned t hat a l egion o f detectives was to ha ve b ee n in s tall ed in t h e mansion the nig h t after h e had r o bbed it, f o r it ha d b een expected that the pla ce would b e r obbed nig ht. .t\s SOOI1 as h e h ea r d this, t h e villain nearly gave him self away by remarking, put off for to-morrow, what ca n be done to-day."


H otel Washington fro m the Ca ribb ea n Sea.


THE CAR I BBE .-\:--'. !!;----I 1 -ACTI \ 1'1'1 ES T H E SOCI :\L C USS TRlPS' IIdma DUKm(ll/) '2 6 i\l ucb to our good luck, t his year Ollr soc ial prob lems teac h er, l\l iss Dodds, was again allowed to take liS 011 a sight-seeing trip over the Isthmus to sec some of the i nstitutions that exist (or the wdfare o( the people. \ \"e a!l h oarded the train F'riday afternoon en ro u te t o Balb::>a so that w e would ha\'c all day Saturday (or our social visits. After much unrest 011 Ollr part in making sure we were all aboard, the train, leaving at (our, pufFed on across the Isthmus for an h our and thrce-quarrers. The time passed rapidly, in tune with two ukeleles and many tongu es. 011 our arrival at Balboa we made II rush for Balboa restaurant to our selves That evening, under g u idclnce and chaperonage, we found goml times in variolls ways \\'e had all b een inform ed t hat we were to meet at eight o'clock the next morning at t h e Administratioll Building to see the library. \\'e looked at the taxidermy and mural decorations in the A .. lrninistration B uilding and then, after a brief ex:unination of the unc..ler the guidance of a pleasant assistant, spent our tim e while we waited f o r our cars, in trying to call \ incc each other that Ollr matrress had been the hardest and our s leep the shortest. The cars, three comfortable ones, finally arrived, thanks to Hopkin ", Studebaker agent, who had b ee n so kind as to lend them to u s. Our first stop was COROZc\L. l!i!dl'gll1'de B /)'flle, '2<;. Corozal! I ns ane asylum! A p lace of mad, raving, wildly insane people? lndeed not! At least, such was not the impression gained by the social problems class as w ere being conducted ;\I iss Hamm and D r. Odom through the various buildings of the institution. \\'e visite d the hospital, with its spaciou s, airy roc)Jns, and ",iue corridors. Here, up-to-date p lumbin g fixtures were observed-the most note-worthy being the under which r e belliolls, or verr muc h di sturbed patient., wert: placed. T hi s s h ower was r egulated by a switc h board arrangement, the manipulation of which CO!l trolled the amount and pressure of the water being used to compel the submission of the patient. 'The occupational ward prO\cd a source of great interest. Here, the most efficient of the femal e inmates were engaged in wcaving baskets, hooking rugs, and making bags. rag dolls, and numerous uthu articles. Their faces lightet1 with jo:, at th, prospect o f exhibiting their work, \\ hi c h was a nearly perfect as their d e ficient min Is woull allo\\. I n an adjoining room the most ahle-I o lied of tht: men were cutting, s:tw ing, and hammering, and, hefore our eyes, were fini s hed products n: vealing excellent workmi:ln'ihip: chairs, b eauti fully carved and painted; children's furniture s u c h as desks, tables, and he .. ls. Toys of description were com;lleted and read,for s alt:. J 11 another roorn men were en:saged in process of hroom making. One mall was sorting the hroom corn, another turning out the handle} and so on until tht' task wa s cO:llplo:teJ. I t is interesting to note that Illost of thes::: men are not insane, but Canal ,,-Il() wert: injured \\ hi Ie working for the Canal. After seeing the occupational ward and plying Dr. Odom with question." w e Were conducted through the dormitories. Row afte r row of le ss white h eds greeteu our I..'Yt'S. F ew patients were indoors; those who wen: unable to work, the mentally disturbed, as the doctor delicateh' t ermed them, were grouped 011 the lawn each amusing himself to the h es t of hi s :\n old woman, her hair adorned with hihi scus, was going on a pi cnic. Another wa s talking \\illll)" to h erself, but at the d octor's commanding s h e grew calm. H e asked her to s how the ladies how to smoke. She immedih eld (or the doctor to light, the cigarette which h e had gi\' ell her, then, placing the lighted end in h e r mouth, inhaled the smoke.


THE CARIBBEAN. Rhoda roo is deservi ng o f m entio n. This pOUf, creature sat in a chair laughing anJ making queer gurgling sounds H e r hands and feet Illo \'ed steadily, w h ile h e r e n or m o u s rnourh stretched in a broad, s illy, g rin. \\' e spo k e s.he laughed again and made m o r e w eird sounds, as s he r ocked her backward and f orward m :-e nen'oush-t han b e f o r e Her eyes w e r e tUfned t)ward' u s, 11l1seein gly. \\'e passe d o n On a little mattress covered over by m osquito n etting a c h ild la\' H e wa s seventee n y ears o f age, with the mind' o f a baby. H e n eithe r walked, talked, heard, n o r saw. \\'e co uld n o t h e lp w o n de r ing wheth e r it i s rig h t f o r s u c h a child to go 011 o n li"ing, a burden [0 himself and all mankind. I n the laundn room w o m e n were wa s h ing, scrubbing. and irolling. \\'o m e n w h o cou l d do nothing else paddled ba c k and f orth through pools of water, as content as c hildren playin g in mud-pCldd l es \\'e re Y es indee d. A f e w disconnected w ords from a popular so ng could b e heard h ere, a h ymn there, as th ey toiled on, trusting and prais ing as muc h as t h e ir f ee b l e minds wou l d allow They we r e n o t surprised to see u s ; p erhaps t hey merel): thought, m o r e f ello w m e n if t h ey w e r e capabl e o f thought, and o n e co uld hardl y doubt this after seeing t h e m w o rk. :\. pathe tic c a se wa s t hat o f : \dolph u s H azel, an invaliJ, who for seven years had lain in b ed H is s pint: was broken so t hat h e co u l d never walk again. ;\It hough h e was not m entally d e ficien t, there wa s n o oth e r place f o r him n o r did h e see m to care. H e uttered w ords o f t hankfuln ess at being s') well cared for, and wou ld, n o doubt, have sco ffed at S Vll1pat h y Slig h t l y proppe d up by a bac k r est, h e too, wa s makin g a ba s k f't. J f we had see n nothing m o r e than t h e happy smil e which suffused Haze l' s wo rn face, w e s hould have been amply paid f o r o ur trip. Fro m Corozal we travele d o n to Gamboa a n d under the abl e guidance o f Captain \\Ial s t o n, w e in"pcctcd THE PENITENTIARY. C hriJliall {f r irtz, '26 e l ecting a n over s i zed brass key fr o m a bunc h t h e buriy, brown sergeant, unl oc k ed and s l owly open e d t h e heavy white gat e allo wed u s to e nter, and t h e n just a s s l o wly close d and l oc k ed t h e gate b e hin d u s. \\'e f o un d ourse l ves surro unded b y a hig h barbed-wire stockad e thro u g h w h ose only openin g w e had jus t ente r ed The inside o f t h e f e nce wa s bare except f o r a large h o u se, a s m all s h ed a n d a mango tree. I t wa s into t h e large h o u se that w e made our wa y T h e first t hing that met our eyes was a large dining h all. The A oo r o f t h i s h all wa s lik e those of the w h o l e buil d in g in that it so s loped t hat t h e e ntire r oo m could b e Rus h e d with wate r. The h all wa s a lso furni s hed with a moving p i cture projector and sc reen so t hat t h e priso n e r s enjoy m o vies twi ce a week. The n we w e r e co n d ucted to a large kitc h e n whic h could be compare d to an arl11Y kitch e n m o re than a nythin g e lse-except t hat t h e per so nn e l w e r e cloth ed in prison stripes N ext w e w e r e s h ow n t h e cells These were larg e and airy two o f t h e wall s b e ing iron grating, and t h e oth e r tw o b e in g so l id I n s ide o f e a c h cell the r e wer e bunks for fr o m f our to nin e m e n t h e numbe r varyin g with the s ize o f t h e c ell. These cells we r e k ept scrupulo u s l y clea n and w e r e a s fitting a r eward a s o n e could wish, f o r a c rim e The la s t t h ing of interest was t h e solitary confine m ent cells. These were cubical ro o m s o f co n c rete, q uite s mall without l i g ht, and with out any convenie n ces w hatsoe v e r Exceptin g t h e door t h e only o p e nin g wa s a small ventilatio n pipe above. About six f ee t fr o m t h e groun d w e r e two iron rin gs whi c h wer e u se d to k ee p th e co nfin e d o n th e ir feet during t h e day. At nig h t t h e m e n w e r e allowed to s l ee p o n the floor. This b eing all w e w ent o u t t h e ir o n gate whic h wa s again s l owly closed b e hin d u s. Everyone wa s of an opini on that t h e p enitentiary w ould b e a good p lace to stay out of. Thankin g Captain \\' a l ston f o r h i s courtesy, w e l e ft t h e gates o f Gamboa.


TI-IF C :\RIBBI-:A:-I 65 On our way we took a bri e f drive through the plant introducti o n garde n s a n d viewed t h e prize beauties t h e r e, but wh e never we w e r e driving o n the rnain road we saw nature's own w ork, most o f it influ e n ct:d b y the dry season. Trees were s heddin g rh e ir go ld e n-yelio w l eaves, and g ra ss wa s dry and brittle e xc ept at som e places n ear t h e edge of a p ool. A f e w narrow roads were see n l e a d in g into t h e h ills 111 many places mango trees hung over, h eavy with t h e ir burde n of fruit. Little sprays of yellow and purple w e r e see n al o n g the r oads id e I t was o n t h e :\11(;)11 road afte r a bri e f c all at Corozal in the mids t o f our great hurry to get lunc h and make t h e boat at two-thirty, t ha t w e met a most une xpected occurren ce a s t h e result o f whi c h w e w e r e welcomed at another in stitutio n o f we lfare whi c h w e ha d n O t expected to study a n d whi c h l e ft u s t o go hungry and almos t pennil ess to PALO sEeo. Riclllmll1euerlq, '26. The clal' set off (rom the b oat dock a t the Balbo a Y a c h t Club. The b oat was Sill all but the waves w e r e s mall also, so n o n e got seasick. After m os t o f liS ha d p r e f erred a l o n g hig h jump to b ei n g carried as!n;-e by the burly blac k s wh o serve as trans f e r s fr o m b::mt to land, w e m e t D r. T u c ker wh o at o n ce put u s at our ease. "Glad to see you yOLln g f o lk s back a gai n this year," as we jumped a s h o r e frorn t h e boat. Then-"This i s our Y i\l. C. A. where t h e patients can com e and e njoy the m se l ves. This i s the ir dinin g hall w here at Christmas ti m e e a c h year l play Santa Claus f o r the patie n ts. I 'll s h o w you our kitc h e n wh e r e t h e m ea l s are prepared. Yes, o f course, w e have a b:t se ball diamo n d h e r e even if it i s o n a hill s id e. J u s t at prese nt, t h e Braves' are a h ead o f t h e 'Ch a mpio!13'. T hi s is our c hurc h wh e r e b :)th Episcopal anJ Cath olic servic es art: h e ld. I f the r e i s going t o Catholic serv i ce, this door i s swung out and se r ves a s a confess ional. This hammered b r a ss lectern wa s presented by a Japanese leper col o ny. Up t h e h ill h e r e is our jail. I n thi s jail both insan e and mi sc hievous :\IR998i2-9 peopl e arc kept. This h o l e i s placed in the door so a keeper can look in a n d see if anybody i s ready t o hit h im o n t h e head. Once we had a man w h o used to get under hi s bed and not come out, so we had to tear up the bed each time. After that, we nailed s lats across so h e could not get under again. Now let's go down to t h e new hospital." So ofF w e went, f ollowin g D r. Tucker wil h our questi o n s \\'e approached a l a rge h ui lding with rc,-I til e roof c leall ce m e n t and tile Aoors, and well -sc r ee ned porc h es. "The patie nts arc brought h e r e and treated-inject oil called chaulmoolgra. This injec tion is g iven once o r maybe twice a week according to h o w strong t h e patient is. I n t h is s id e room is a nerve type o f leprosy. This type i s not contagiou s n o matter how much may t o u c h it." \\'e went t:) s!!e poor old <:;uzannc, w hose fin ge r s are shrivelled and whose sight is dim with t h e d i s::-ase. Her face like t hose of all the othe r patients, lit up at Dr. Tucker's approval. After greeting he:-, we went to t h e Doctor' s office. "This is the money w e use here," sai d D r. '-rucker, a s h e s h o wed u s som e coin s "They are t h e sam e s ize as real m o ney but can not b:.:: spen t anyw here but h e r e. I f t h e patients want t hings from the mainland, we the ir m o ney for r ea l m o ney." On w e went the n to t h e grent sandy b each l e avin g the place with a n ew interest in the treat_ m ent o f leprosy and a profound respect for D r. Tuc ker and h is work. \ V e retu r ned ab::>ut fiv e o'clock to A.ncon with D r. Tucker accompanying u s \\'e were all \'ery tired, and anxious to appease o u r appetites and to make t h e evenin g train. \\'e arrived at Gatun and at Cristobal in one o f our usual s h o wersall tired and ready to collapse yet delighted with o n e of the most pleasant and exciting days o f our scho::>1 year. Though ru s h, troublc, and hunger had prevailed t h e whol e d a y we all, with heads bursting with new truths and experiences, told of t h e doings of that g lorious day to those who questioned li S


66 THE C\RIBBE.'IN. SC HOOL PARTI ES. Senior. JtlIlln l'a1l Sro/lfr, '27 Time: .55 a. m., X ov. 8 19'25. P lace: A nyw h ere o n the :\tlantic side. "Good m o rning, Central, Give me 360, p l ease Fred? Say there Sapoiio, w h y weren't rou at th e Senior last night? G ee, tha t was tough! Tell you about it? Sure! I t was a ca l endar party you kn ow and rhe bunch was diviued into twe l ve group s acco r ding t o th eir birthdays yoll kn o w-a group for each month. Du ring th e eveni ng eac h seerion was pined aga i nst another in a g am e o f o n e kind or anoth er, and it surely was (unny to see our gallant R ollcs make a running dive into a pile of f emale slippe r s that in th e center of the floor, and come galloping back, ma dly W3\r ing their own Sheba's slipper and trying to put it on in s u c h a hurri ed manner that so me o f th e m w e re trying t o put one s h oe o n ove r th e oth er The n e a c h m onth gave a representatio n Some of t h e a c t s w ere ve t y cle\ er; and some were really pretty. was represented from C olumbus discoveri n g Am erica in October to the jail" jingl eb ell s l e i g h ride part' in D e c e:nber. \\'hat? Oh there was dan c ing; the music was furni s h ed t h e high sc h oo l' s n ew J azzics," and let m e tdl you Stilio, t h ey were strutting their stuR. An d talk about eats! Y es, that's it, when do we eat? T hey had a seaso nal menu--naw! they d i dn't f eed u s cloves and allbut eac h thing on th e m e nu r e pre sented a c t:rtain time o f the year. i t was good, all right, and tht re's no mistake about i t. B y t h e way, what are you (hing this afternoon? \Vell, l e t 's go s wimming! .'111 right, I 'll see you down at t h e p oo l t h en. S o l ong!" Junior. Chris/ial1l1'i,./::., '26. On Friday e\'ening, January fift eenth, th e Junior Class of Cristobal High Sc h oo l gave th e ir annual class party at the i\i asonic Templ e in Cri"" bal. This party was undoubtedl y o n e of the best o f the:: ye::ar. F o r about an h our every one:: enjoyed the various games whic h w e r e played The n to mus ic frol11 1 \ l r Jack Dwyer's Orc hestra the r e was dancing until e l e ven o'clock. T h e dances included a pri ze waltz, an eliminatio n dance, and man)' tag dances. D elic i o u s r efres h m ents o f ca k e and punc h w e r e served t h rou g h out the evenin g Those present included t h e Cristobal H igh Sc h oo l facult), and s t udents as w ell a s as many o f t h e alumni w h o were abl e to b e ther e Sop h omore The Sop homore party wa s h eld th e eve nin g o f i\larc h twenty-s i x th. Y es Mi ss P eterso n cer tainl y i s a good advi ser. They ha d th e h all of th e iVlason i c T e mpl e decorate d in yello w and w hite c r e p e pape r and it s ur ely wa s a pretty sigh t. \ V e pla yed all kind s o f games of s p ort lik e tennis p eanut race} and clot h espi n ra ce Y es and eac h cla ss h a d t o put o n a stunt. The junior cla ss stU llt w o n becau se Surse T a y l o r a n d Charles \ViII are suc h good h o b oes Eve ry o n e h ad a good time-as w e all jus t acted natural. The C. H S. J a zzies" furn ished m ost" o f th e mu sic for dan cing, but w e 'll n ever f o rg e t Jimmi e Raymond's spl e ndi d assistan ce. \Vi s h you h ad go ne) too. Freshman. Rae Fische r, '26. At rh e Y IV. C. A., 7 1 926, th e F res hm e n ente rtain ed th e s tud ents, alumni, and fac u l ty o f the hig h sc h oo l at a country party. H a y and straw w e r e scattered aro un d to g i ve an impr ess i o n of country lif e a n d l a te r confetti and serpe ntin e w e re thrown fro m eve r y co rn e r t o bri g h t e n t hings:1 bit. 'fhe cost um es w e r e ta c ky and o l df as h i o n ed ; farm e rs' ove rall s a n d hats were put t o u se Old -fas h i o n e d country games were play ed Dancin g wa s in full swing until t h e co untrifi ed refres hm ents, h o t-dog" s an dw i c h e coffee dou ghnuts, popcorn, and l ollypops were se r ved. Farmer lad J a c k and far m e r l a ss J oa n joine d in pronou n cing th e eve nin g a hug e s u ccess


T H E C.-\RI BB EAl\'. T H E GOOS E HANGS H I G H I t i s int e resting to see a g r o u p o f y o un g peopl e in a play w h i c h deal s w i t h t h e j un i o r generatio n. N o n e c an embody a stor y o f youth so well a s youth s t h e m s e l ve s, and t h e Cristobal H ig h S c hool p laye r s g i v e a v e r s i o n o f it whic h c o nvin ces many t h a t t h i s ag e after all, i s not so bad. "The G oose H a n g s H i g h i s a stor y of a m o d e r n fam i l y T h e r e i s a n a t m os p h e r e o f wr eath s a n d h olly a n d a w hite C hris t m a s t hat i s r e miniscent of home a nd t h o u g h this littf e p lay o f l a u g h t e r a n d tears mar see m s adden ing at tim es, it c h ee r s o n e infini t e l y i n t h e e nd The happi n ess ove r b alan ce s St. Marti n' s g oose h a n g s h ig h T h e young f o lk s appear h eartless-the y co m e h o m e f o r C hristmas va catio n an d pay bu t scant atte n tio n to t h e parents w h o have s a c rifi ce d so Illllc h f o r t h e m. E v eryth in g upt o-dat e i s bro u ght i n : s h eiks," "flappe r s," a n d "petti n g parties." T h e fat her i s insulte d a b oo r w h o i s a b ove h im in t h e h all, and h e f ee l s h e mu s t g i ve up h i s c h eris h ed p os i ti o n. The fami l y finan ces are a t a standstill, and t h e chil d r e n a r e g iven a c h an ce to r e de e m t h e m se l v es H e r e i t b eco m es e v i d ent t hat th ey w e r e but t h o u g htfess all t h e w h i l e have n eeded a so b e r i n g influ e n ce to s h o w the m t h e f olly o f t h e ir friv olit, i\I i ss J I sabella D o d ds w h ose dramati c w o rk i s w ell kn o w n to f s thmian s dir ec t e d t h e prod u c ti o n a n d supe rvi se d it co mpl e t e ly. l\l i ss Dodds h a s tak e n a g r oup o f p eople m os t o f who m w e r e t o tally unfami l iar wit h the s t age, an d ha s a c h i e v ed w o n de rful r esult s T h e c a s t h a s a ba l ancervliss D odds h a s t h e kn a c k o f b r ingin g o u t e v e ry on e s tal ent in t h e rig h t p ropor t ion, an d t h i s gives t h e p roduc ti o n an e \ 'ell fini s h. She kn o w s an d unde r stan ds t h e natures an d t emperaments o f t h e yo un g play e r s a n d h a s an unfai lin g sys t e m o f w o rkin g with t h e m i ndiv id u ally I t i s unu sual to se e a g r oup of p eo pl e so w ell co a c h ed :\s t h e fath e r and rno t h e r o f t h e famil y, S u r se Taylo r an d E dna D u v all did w e ll. T hey contras t e d t h e ir lig h t e r and h eavi e r sce n es, ble n ding th e i r p e rso nati o n s into a solidity. The ir well-found e d, d ee p l y-wro u g h t fait h in t h e c h ildr e n was w ell p o rtraye d. S u r se T ayl o r' s B ernard I ngalls s h o wed the r esults o f earnes t effort an d p r e m e d itatio n. H e w ell s i m ulate d a t r u e fat h e r t h o u g h at tim es his v o i ce wa s a s ha d e t oo y oung. E d n a Duvall, a s Eunice I ngall s wa s t e n d e r an d effec t i v e S h e sco red a n outs t a n d in g success B o t h o f these yo un g p erfo rm e r s h a d a ge nu ine human inte r es t. B e rn a r d a n d E unice a r e bu t two o f t h e milli o n s o f m ode rn pare n ts w h o ca n overloo k t h e care l ess n ess of t h e ir c h i l d r e n an d see b ette r thin gs f o r th e m in t h e future I n t h e r o l e o f twi ns, \\'illi am C o H 'e\, and R a e F i sc h e r br o u g h t levity into t h e m o m ents T hat cleve r sce n e in w h i c h t h ey win ove r Granny's s ympath y wa s w ell r e n de r e d. \\' illiam C afre made B ra d ley l n galls t h e i de al r eprese ntati o n t h e A m eric an youth H e w as e n t h u s iasti c, natur a l an d effe r vescent, wh ethe r talkin g o f Freud, o r o f D H Lawre n ce, o r o f G o rd o n Crai g \\' h e n h e b eco m es m o r e at h o m e o n t h e stage t h e o f his a c tin g will undoubte dl y m ello w i nto p er fecti o n. R ae F i sc h e r, a s L o i s, was very mu c h a t e a se ; i t i s quite evi dent that h e r dancin g h as giv e n h e r a p o i se an d grace. H e r w o rk i s b r i g h t an d c a tc h in g The grand m othe r i s all excellent co mm entator o n t h e Sh e p oints out odd little happe nin gs n o w an d the n a n d wh e n s h e t ir es o f e v e ryth i n g, s t e p s into th e cente r o f a c ti o n anJ e n ds i t Clari ce Stee n b e r g d ifr e r e d from t h e u s ual co nceptio n of the rol e, making Granny a h au ghty d o wa ge r in s t e a d o f a l i ttl e fussbudget. Her makeu p wa s p erfect, an d her v oice w ell attun ed to th e part. I n epito m e e a c h o f these prin c ipal s wa s a pe r so nal s u ccess, ye t e a c h contribute d t o t h e ge neral effec t. au rice E gg l es t o n played H u g h I n g alls the o ldest SOil, with a b ility a n d ca r e, while Gay T urner a s D a gmar Carroll, h i s fian ce e w as p rope rly s w ee t. J o hanna K l eefke n s, a s Rh oda, t h e coo k, s h o w ed apt itude a n d s t age p rese n ce Eli zabe t h \Va rr e n w a s excelle n t a s A u n t J u l ia, b u t s h o ul d speak a bit l o u de r; s h e ha s and <1 p le a s in g p e r so n a lit y C hristian \\"irtz played t w o r o l es an d l oo k ed difl erent e a c h t im e R i c ha r d B e v erle y a5 C o un c ilrn a n Kimberly w a s eH'ecbru t al an d cynic a l whil e Carl os Pulgar a s a w e al t h y c limb er and \\" illi a m Clin c ha rd as a small-town b oy co m p leted t h e c a s t an d c reditably h e ld LIp th e i r e nd o f t h e play. The se t was b e autifull y a rranged Fern s a n d Christmas w reaths, a ca nary, a ga t eleg table, and an o l df a s h i o ned mu s i cbox added h o m e atmosp h e r e an d b eauty t o t h e pi cture. T h e costumes o f t h e yo u n g a c t o r s w e r e p l eas in g t o th e e v e ning d r esses an d tllx edos addin g lustre to the


68 THE C.-\R I BBE:\:'\'. performance. I n fact, this littl e drama o f the younger generation, \\ ho are "always r eady to gi\'e those who are older than themselves th e full benefit of their inexperience" was an unusually production. I t was not so l o n g ago that 'The Goose Hangs H igh" Aas h ed from the el ec tric sign boards of York, and the royalty was a luxury. : \11 things considered, this was an ideal play f o r the high sc hool to present, and t hey deserve great credit for their endeavors. \\'ith a little p o lish here and an increase in tempo there, t h e production may be said to have a fini s h t o it rarely found in amateur theatricals. T H E PL ACE AND I

THE C.-\RIBBE:\Y I n a conference of t h e Balb:>Cl and Cristobal girls was held at Balb 3a. At this tim e various killdsof"ships"-worship, fri e nd s hip leaders hip-were d i sc u ssed, and all of liS frolll this gath e ring many t hing s whi c h could not ha ve been l earned i n sc h ool. D uring t h e Easter h o liday s th e Girl R eserves had a camp at Taboga l s land two girls (rom t h e Supper Club were able to go, but from all those w h o wen t had t h e t im e of t h eir lives. On e of th e biggest events of t h e was t h e J \Toth ers' and D:t 'Jghters' Banquet h e ld at-the Y \\'. C. :\., [\ [ay '! I. There were 109 moth ers a n d daughters present. The the m e for t h e evening was Friendship Road. T h e tabl es were very cleverly decorated wit h littl e sand roads down t he center. \11 t h e talks were based on Friendship R Old for f\[other and Daughter. Surely all of u s were brought to realize h ow m u ch ou r friends and mothers meant to u s, a t this ba nqu et. [11 J un e th e club will close for t h e summer, but we s hall open it promprJy in Ocrober. S H O R T STOR Y CO:--rTEST Cur/os Pu/gm, 6. For th e seco nd tim e Cristobal H igh School this year h eld a short srory contest o p e n to every of t he high sc ho ol. This contest, opell ing t h e middle of f\larch, closed t h e seventh o f April. Everyone rook part with m ore or les s enthu s iasm. T h e results s hown were gratifying. \ [ any in teresting stories were handed in. They well written, too; indeed i t was hard to be lieve that amateurs could do so well. FaT the first grand pri ze, C larice Steen berg, of t h e Senior Class a nd Surse Taylor, of t h e Junior Class, were tied H elen .T. Keene wa" first in t h e c la ss of 1926. R ece i\ 'i ng honorable mention were Gay Turner a nd Elizabeth Warren Clara i\fay won first place among r h e jllniors. H e l en i\1ontgomery, H elen \ ineyard, and James Grider received honorabl e m ention. For t he Sophomores, George Jordan was first, with J a n e Toulon a n d J ac k Klunk getting honorable mention. Ethd Barnett was leader i n t h e class of 1 919. Gretchen Palm a nd Ruth Banks were mentioned. ;\IR 99852-10 There were few ru l es governing t h e judging. Papers were to be graded on t heme, development, and suitability for the high sc h oo l year book. The judges, people interested in t h e sc h ool but not connected wit h it in an)' wa)" were: \\'illiam Randolph J\l rs C. :\. Hearne, T .. '\. Dickson. Cristobal H ig h Sc h ool is grateful for t h eir interest and efforts. : \ s we are proud of our s hort stories, it was gratifying to receive from one of our judges i n w h ose d iscretion we place great co n fid ence, this comment: I have t horoughl) enjoyed reading every aile of t h ese! Some are indeed very clever and are excellent i n diction, style, and sentence structur e as well as developmen t of theme, etc. I consider' one of the most mature t hin gs from youngsters of high age 1 have ever read!" .\lI J S J C. Gfl)' Turner, '26. Each rear there are some kinds or musical activities for t h e hig h sc h oo l under the leadership o f t h e musical director. i\J i ss C urri er. This year t h e to whic h member of t h e hir)l sc h ool i s eligible, ha been studying the cantata "Rip \'an "'inkle." Jf t hings work out as planned, this cantata will be t h e main number of a musical program to be presented to t h e public the middle of June. The Girls' Gl ee Club, with i\ l iss Dodds as direct")r, and th e Boys' Glee Club, unJer t h e direction of l\l iss ]\loore, have been sruJying all year and will give several numbers for the musical evelling. The orc hestra, LInder the leadershi) of i\l iss Currier, deserves special mention. The orchestra played at a la rge at t h;! \\'ashingron, at the Gatun Clubh:)lIse evening of the presentation of t h e Seni or Class play, "The Goose Hangs High," and at a reception at the Y. \\'. C. :\. The will also play at musical evening and for commencement X b::fore has the orc hestra b een in Stich demand. The J azzic,," a section of th e orche<;tra, furnished music for several of high school parties. On the whole the Illllsical program of the hig h sc h ool has been very sllccessful.


T H E C."RI BBE A:-<. -HOSP!T'A L -PORTltO-BEAtHr [H.5.


THE CARIBBEAN. 7 EDITO RIAL. Numerical r esults are an un certain epitome in ascertaining the moral success of an ath letic season. always starting fight s o n the floor during a gam e. h e would b e almost immediate l y o usted, m ore than lik e l y by t h e stretche r r oute Some hig h sc h oo l athleti c se a so n records, altho ugh graced with nume rOli S victories, are marred b y the exploits o f a few ignorant, pugilistic players who imagine t hey are pri ze-fig hters, and are continually striving in t h e midst o f a game to gain or retain a reputation of not standing fool is h ne ss Returning to t h e o riginal subject, it s h ould b e stated that alth o ugh aliI' sc hool won onl y a s in g l e v ictor y out of a possibl e fiv e i t h as establis hed a record for fair play and good sportsmanship that i s a lmost uns urpassable T ennis trac k and swimming were com pl e ted ''1ith out even th e semblance o f an argument. Thi s type of player is not tolerated in Cristobal Hig h Sc hool. If a reputatio n s h ould b e earn ed b y a player for b e ing hot-headed, a bad sport, and Arg uments, a r i s in g as arguments w ill in base ball, wer e settled completely and concl u s i ve l y b y t h e rul e book. Wil/imn Coffey, '26. BASEBALL. 1 2 C. H 5. -.10, Ft. D eL.I J. lOur team at its best with Grider ea<;ing them o \'er, co n sisted of the followi n g: W it h out a doubt, baseball o ur 1 4 C. H 5.-.h R F A.-Io. c-J ack K lunk. most s u ccessful sport even ifit was repl e t e I IS C. H 5. -2, F. A.-IS with m orn/ victories. C. H 5.--, Ft. D eL.-S. W e entered the T wilight L eague, an d I 1 -25 C. H 5.-8, R. F A.-'";". alt h ough we finished near o r in the cella r 1 -"28 C. H 5.-.J., R F A.-S. In b o th h alves, w e h ad plenty of praCtiCe, I 2 1 C H 5 1 0, U 1\1 C-8 I b J o hn Or d war. lb-Leftr \\'ill. ss-B illie Coffey. Jb-E d war d Lowandt:. If Elmerl\l iller. cf-Chri stia n W irtz. rfH erbe r t P eterson. and fun galore, not to menti on a few 2-3 C H 5 -3, U i 'l.! C-2 l ccldents Total run s C H 5 -65 Opponents--91 Our first game W,IS lost to t h e R ecelvmg Game s G ames lost--Pct 41 and F o r warding A genc\ b\ the one SIded sco r e o f 9 to 0, The next two game s we won,6 to '2, and 1'2 to "2, from th e R & F. A. and the Uni on Men' s Club r espec tively, and naturally w e b egan to think o ur selves good. But then F o r t D e L esseps, a tea In of rec ognized ham s walloped u s 12 t o 5, and 3 t o 4. F rom then on we nev er took ourselves se riou s ly. The resulrs o f the Twilig ht L eague games: FIRST HAl.f. 1 9 25, 121 4 C. H 5. ---0 R F. : \.-9. 1"21C. H 5.--6, R F : \.-2. 12---21 C. H. 5.-12, L'. \1. C.-2 1:l-30 C. H 5.-f, Ft. D eL.-I:!.. B ench Albert D ays, Lefty" \\'al-lace, R oya l H iggason, a n d P aul 2 1 0 C. I -I. 5.-5, Ft. D eL.-6. H ayden. 2 5 C H 5.-" R F A'4 J ackie Klunk,ourcatcher,had the best 2 -20 C. H 5.-2, R F A.-I I throwing arm on our te:lm. H e pegged 2 -23 C. H 5.-13. U i\1. C.4 to second on a line. a n d caught 3-J C. I -I. LT. ;\1. C. I.'::. runners on t h e ba ses by his quick ac-J 1 0 C. H 5.-S, R F A.-;. curate t h rowing. J 12 C. H S.-fl, R F A.-S Grider was the only pitcher we had, 3-1 -C. H 5-3, Ll. 1\1. C. -13, outside of K lunk, our catcher. Grider' s 3-19 C. H 5-3, L!. i\1. c.--. control was excellent. H e had steam T otal run s : C. H 5.-52. Opponents--:!. hut lacked the stuff H e W,IS espt:cialh G ame .. W0I1-4. G ame ... lost-5. PCt ... H-I-. effective in the pillchesand nt:\'e r note\'en Season s results: if everyone w as hittin g hllll, seeme d G:lInes won-9. Game s lost-I 2. P ct. -I-2S. worried or discouraged.


THE CA RI BBE.'\:-\. held 410\\11 first. H e the hlunk pitched the first six innings, :'Inc! T he box score: best fielding first h:lscm,1I1 in the league. except for the fOllrth, had everything his not h.1\ mg cOl1l1niuc=ti:1I1 error durin!! the o\\n way. Grider twirled the laSt three B alboa H S. entire !>c:t:on. baned ;n the innings and also acqulCtcd himself well. Cross, 1 b A ll R H 1'0 A E 5 I up position. \\"ith the b;h.t's IO:lded ;!.nd K lunk was the slugging sensation of J one.s,3b a hit nceded. he if c\-er failed to the da\', H e connected for four clean BLitters,20 pole out :t long: dri\'e, but \\ ith on, singles and a double, out of five c h ances. \'an Siden, d. 2 3 I 0 0 0 0 OrJw:ty u:-ualh struck Ollt. H e hO:lstcd Butlers and Jones hit well for B :dbo'l. Ru ssey. rr. a record of being sent hack to the hench The box score: Dr iscoll, ss I 0 0 2 C I [lines br thestrike.out route. Tro\\bridge, c c 4 0 Second base w:os held down by B alboa H S. AB R I I PO A F. K nabellshue, cf Will. Lefty was the only left-handed W oodruff, rf. 0 0 0 \\'edwaldt, If c 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 "ecnnd baseman in the le-gue. but being X. J ones, rf 0 0 0 H utchings, p 4 0 0 2 0 a :,outhpaw e\'idently did not bother his Cross, 1b -C '! T otals. tickling for he fielded and thre\\ Knabenshue, I b during the who!e seawn. Although \\'ill Anastaciado, ss, p. is small he can clout a baseball hard and Bulters, p, ss 2 0 I Cristobal H S. 1 3 .! 0 1 \\,ill,1b A B R H P O A E 4 0 0 I I J 2 0 I 0 to:! 0 jar. He knocked a home-run :Igainst the R. J ones, 3h Cnion Club one da\", and the} ha\c not T rowbridge. c o CoffeY,3b,c 4 0 6 0 Ordway, lb. 4 0 I 0 0 0 Klunk c, p found the ball yet. R ussey, If 4 I I 0 3 0 Our best hitter was I.owande who Wood, cf "{ 0 0 1 I 1 P eterson, If, 3b o 0 4 0 1 finished the season with a grand average of I.owande played third all season and was selected to play the "look-in' corner on the : \JI-stnr Twilight L eague team. ;\liller did not bat :-'0 well, but he played the outfield flawlessl\'. Wirtz was the oudi.elding "find" of season. .'\t the commencement of the T\\ilight hostilities nobody suspected that Wirtz could ever get under a fly, not to say hang on to Ol!e. But a l l Christi:tn needed was a try-out. H e got it and from then on he played center. j \ l any were the three-baggers that Wirtz pulled down after a h:::rJ run and a grand-stand one.hand catch. Peterson, in right, W,'S Iloted as the man who couldn't get more than onc "hit" rer game. H owever, ther e \\cre few games that Herbert didn't connect. On Sarurdar, January .10, we tr.welled to Balhoa and were severd\ trounced In B.llboa J Ilgh School, .. to 0.' Grider started pitching for liS but was taken oul, and replaced hy Klunk Klunk held the B albo:. well in hand but rhe change was toll late. Ilulcilinl.!s, S;,ILo:1 I hglfs pitcher, h'Jrlcd a mandous ,-('lIllC. l i e nllfJ\\ed hut thrce hlts, two ,)f "hieh "cre infici(: hit, The onlr c1c;1O hn made oIl" Iluteh. .. wo! ... hy .'\11 ert the slul.!gilll.! St-,phr)ml'lrc, when I)a" sln,.dcd sh::rpl) If) In the IIlnillJ.:. Ilt:" econd !lame was pla)ed at Cris. .olta!. \\ e ncned up the "eries IUJ(fc t 10 thc tunc of II f) Total s. Jb 9 ,2110 Wirtz,cf I 0 0 Cristobal J-f. S. P eterson, ss If. Coffey, c, 3b Ordway, lb. Klun k, c, p W irtz, cf H iggason, 1b, If. Grider, p, If lI'il1,2b Grider, p A B H H PO : \ E H iggason, If 4 0 i\l iller, ss Dayst 000 I 0 0 0 4 0 0 o 0 o c o 0 Eggleston, rf ; I 4 J J I 3 0 I Totals .. 8 I t Batted for i\' l ille r in ninth inning. 2 0 I I 0 0 Summary: T hr eeba se hit Cross. 4 J I 3 Two-base hils-Cross, B u tters, Dri sco ll, i\l iller, J b, ss Eggleston, rf 5 0 l 0 I Klunk W irtz. Stolen bases -Bufte rg, :; 0 I 0 0 Coffey, Ordway, W irtz. D o ubl e p l aysTotals 41 II 19 17 14 H utchings to Cross; Trowbridge to ButSumm:try: three-base hits-Coffer. T wo.base hits-Klunk, R. J ones. Stolen oases-K lunk '2, Coffey, Wood, : \ nasta ciado, Trowbridge. Hit by Pitcher-b y lunk 1 (\\'ood), b y An:t staciado I (Il ig. gason. W ild pitch-K lunk. Struck out -by "Iunk I, br Blitters J, by Anastaciado ], h) Grider, l. I. osing: pitc herAnastaciado. Winnin g pitcher-Klunk. Umpire-B rown. ters. Left on bases Cristob:tl 5. B albo:! 4. Stru ck out-by H utchings 12, b) K lunk 9, by Grider l. Hit by pitcher by H utchings 2 ( P eterson, Coffey). Losing: pitc her-Grider Umpire iVlcGinle}. T hu s ended a long :lI1d s u ccessful base ball season. lext year we h opt: to put another team in t h e Twilight L!!agu e. Whether or not this team will be semialull1ni it is impossible at present to W e met our \\'aterloo in the I :tst game I determine. One drawba ck of an Alumni of th e series at Cristobal. Hutchings was tcam i s that the real Cristobal H igh Sc h oo l again our ;-.Jemesis. H e allowed but two ba seball team will not develop sufficient hit", both two-baggers which were crashed teamwork to beat B alboa, while on the out in the first and third by Klunk and other hand, we are almost S ur e to win the Wirtz respectively. After that, nobody Twiligh t I. eague championship with cou l d tf)uc h him. Alumni in our l ine-up. Grider, on the other hand, fared not so wel!. lie was yankt:d out 111 the third after he had permitted the Balboaites to collen fi,'c hits off him Iunk then did hi" dUlY and had B alboa eating: our of hi" hand during the reM of the game. I n closing we wis h to thank all t h ose who in all) war have helped to encourage and hack our team. Amongst t his num her arc M r. i\lihon Horter and all the mcmhers of t h e opposing te:llllS in general and i\l iss D odds in particular.


----------Swimmi n g officia ll}' st;lrtcd wit h the election of .lack K lunk as captain. For :l month and a half Klunk tried to get :t big crowd of swimmers out to practice but Voltn the possible exct!ption of two occasions his efforts were in \',UIl, A nd THE C\RI BBE.-\N F'wC)'DifJimr. I. Coffer, C. H S. I h Itchings, C. H S. J. Golden, B H S. 4. Hayden. C. H S. Balboa H igh School (I' l utchllli,;!o, Golden, A llen, on February 20, WI: to Balboa and I. \o,>t t h e annual swimming meet by the close <:cor e of 43 to 39. 1. Cristobal H igh School (Coffe,', \ '::n Scotter, T :lylo r K lunk,) J ack K l u nk, indisputabl y t h e fastest s\\ immer in the Canal Zone and morc than likely in the Republic of Panama, won the ':;O-and 1CX)...\'ard free st"lcs impressivcl}:. and in the' fast time .. 242. 5 seconds and .58 seconds A.H. The T ime: 25 J :; M:conds. I. Klunk C. H S. H elmerichs, B I -I. S. 3. H utchings. B. H S. 4. Tador, C. H S. 50-,vard brUZS(-slrokt'. I. Coffey, C. H S. \\" edwa ldt, B H S. 3. Butters, B. H S. Hayden, C. H S. 220-.,ardfl'u s(\'h. T ime: 1 nlmutes, seconds. I. R Wood, B H. S. 2. Wedwaldr, B H S. 3. E ggleston, C. H S. 4. P a r sons, C. H S. Points: Balbo'I,46 I 2. Cristobal. 35 I 1. H ighest pomt scorers: I. J ack Klunk, C. H S. B}rne Hutchings, B H S. J. \\'i l liam Coffey, C. 1-1. S. 4. Lawrence Golden, B H S. Officials: L ieut. Commander K R. She:lfs, U S. S. POI1lS\h'lWi{/; Slarlfr, Ensign : \ S. K or::;ch:!ch, -C. S. S I pOl1ls.,/clwia; Judges, G. A. Sincbir, U. S. S. Rut!; Herber[ IE. Pratt, U. S. Alma '\!ann I This IS an unpleasant s ubject and the less s:l1d abou t it t h e better. Enth usiasm in track practice was high, lUuch promising material was in e,idence. nearly every athlete was confident, and then-rnigosh, what a washout! I I n the annual high school track meet. Eggleston, our track captain, won seVen teen points for Cristobal High School. Balboa High 's ath letes confiscated the rest, w h ic h amounted to abOllt 60 points. 73 T ennis this) car occupied an important place In sports. T he school tournament brought out sixteen players, a record field, and was pla\'ed offin ten days Ordway won the tournament with ease, nOt onCe having to exert himself. T he summary: J 'IRST ROI"D. John Ordway d. J ack \\'allace, 6-1, 6-I. Charles \\'ill d. James \'al1 Scotter, 8--6, &-+ J ack Klunk d. Herbert Peterson, 5 '''', 6-3,6-1. B il],e Cotfey d. _"I bert D,I),S, 6--3, 6-0. ,\!aurice E gg!eslOn d. Edward Lowande, 6-:;,6 4. George:: D anIels d. i\lorri!> t llce, 6-0, 6-I. Christian \\'irt7 d. Hobert Payne,b 1,6-0. \\'ard B ronson d. \ Iorron Southard, 6-0. 6-<,. Ordway d. \\"il1, 6 4.6 2. Coffel d. Klunk, 6 J, 6-0. E ggleston d. D .lIllds, 6-2, 6-0. B ronson d. \\'irtz, 6 .1,6-1. SEMI-fl\AL KOL'SO. d. CoRer. () J,4 6,6 1. B ronson d. Eg"leston. 6 '2, 6-1. Ordwa\ d. Bron\on, 6 J. 4-6, 6--3. 011 D ec:c:mber '26, we crossed to Balboa and, b!' \\ IIlnlllg (our ollt of five matches, success(ulh defended our tennis ch:lm. jO-.\,(l1'fIOaCN-SI1'O)U. T ime: 34 5 seconds. Eggleston's points were scored as fol-pionship. which we have held since 1921, lows: the first \'e::ar of inter-!>cholastic ten illS I. Hutchings, B H S. Klunk, C. H S., and Granberrr, B H S., tied for second place. 3--4. Coffey, C. I -I. S. I. Knight, B H S. Eggleston, C. H S. 1. Taylor, C. H S. 4. H elr.lerichs, B 1-1. S. /oo-\,ardswim. T ime: I minute, I 5 seconds. I. K.!unk, C. H S. 1. Golden, B H S. J. E .. '; llen, B H S. 4. T aylor, C. H S. First place in the loo-yard dash. First pbce In the high jump. Second pbcc in the hroad jump and the 50.) arel dash. Third place in the s hot put. Nex t rear we hope to do better. \\'e a r e 10slllg Eggleston, but D e Reuter, \\"111, H iggason, J onl:lll, and Ibn kill ought to step faster next year. L 'nfortunatelr D e Remer was lIlehglble to p:lrticipate t his rear, otherWIse we arc sure J .ggleston would not have monopo, lized all of C. H S. points. H iggason, t h e Sophomore spnntcr, IS anoth e r r unner we are pbcing our hopes upon. H e is rather thin, steps prett}', has th e fighting spirit, and can always find enough energy left near the end of a gruellinf: run to sprint. competition on the Canal Zone. As usual, Ordwa} was victorious. H e defeated \\'oodrutf, B .lIboa H igh's champion b\' the one sided score of 6-1. 6 I. \\'ard B ron .. on lo:-,t the first set of hiS match to Knabenshue, 6-4, but steadied down and usmg' hIS .... ell-controlled forehand drive more often, easily \\'on the bst t ..... o sets, 6-I, n 3 losf to R ohll1son, .. southp.I\', ()-J,8-6. I n the doubles, Ordway and B ronson ne:ul)' lost 10 R ohinson and \\'ood r uff, the !after corning within two points of the match on four occasions, but their nni:>h ing touch was lacking, and our double champs won, 2 -6, 9--, 6-4.


Corfr\ .1nJ E ggle:.ton easily w o n from B utteranll O m,coll. 6-1. John OUf undisputed Canal Zone inter_!'cholastic tennis champ, !!oland!> "i, ieel one in his stocking feet. He has :t remarkable set o f se n-ices: ... lice, re\"erse [",ist, canno n-ball. and the ."'me r ic:m [",ist. all of which he liisguises. The : \ merican [wis t, which he folio ",:. up to the net is the ba sis o f his .. e n -ice. HIS forehand d r ive i s powerful, but occasio n alh-erratic. His backhand is a pull, somethin g like that of R \\ .lIi:mlS. OrJway's f:lvoritc stro ke i s a .. m:u;.h, and he rarely. if ever, r.lils to kill an\ lob he can get hi s racquet on. W a rd Br onson alias "Sparky," Ordway's runner-up f o r the sc hool championship. has a unique forehand drive. H e Impans a great deal of s pin 10 the ball a n d can place it in either corner. His .. ervice is excellent for a boy and his backhand fair, is his smas h "Sparky" has the righting ability and the grit to make a c hampion. H e plays best when losing and i!l defeated occa sio n a lly but never beaten. Prospect:. l o r ne't year are not so bright. Ordway and Bronson ha ve left us: the r es l o f the team h ope to be alumm. H owever, our perfect tennis record s h o uld inspire some of the lower classmen to practice during thi s comi n g \-acation. In conclUSion we Wis h to congratulate the B a lboa Hi gh tennis team on the per iect sportsmanship s h own. : \ feeling of friend:.hlp w as felt both te runs during the matche.:>. \\'e '101), hope it will be like this next year. GIRI.S AT HLE T ICS. Girls' a thletic .. ha ve been le ss important Ihis year than in ,my preceding yea r. THE CARIBBEAN. DUrin g the absence of l\l iss t'ob.thee who '27. W e met t h e Balboa tcam left in September for vacation and re o on our home Roor. I n contrast with turned to u s in February as 1\l r s. Babbin, rhat of the former game the spirit w as the girls. working by themselves, man friendl y. There were no h a r d feelings aged (0 accomplish some of their training, amI there wa s no need of exerting selfbut many of the former intersc holastic control. The game wem quickly to the enterprises ha d to be ignored due to the last q u a rter At thi s tim e our player:o. fact that time and instruction were were somewhat upset. A spr air.ed ankle limited. Baseball,swimming, and tennis. and several cases offatigue r ather l o wer ed which have always played an imponant t he spirit. I t wa s a blow to our pride, part in g irls' high school life we r e dropped but not s u c h a surprise t o the spectators entirely" The basketb:tll season, which that the final score was 13-0 in our 01'furnished t h e only intersch ool intcrest, favor. was postponed, and with its postpone April 10. Our tcam again journeyed ment, enthusiasm, w h ic h had been awak-ac r oss the Isthmus with hig h enthusiasm ened b) the return of l\l r s. Babbitt, again A s one of our forwards had left the Zone, began to lag, and it wa s a ni), after much a general mix-up ofpositions ha d followed. scrub p ractice t hat we finally managed The spirit was a fighting o ne but not to obtain a suitable lin eu p. co ntentious. The fina l whistle inter -1\larch '20. The first of the se rie s of ve ne d when t h e sco re wa s '2.1'2 in fav o r inter sc hool games wa s played on the of Balboa. This game ended th e series Balboa Roor. Each telm was out for of three o u t of fi"egames, and also e nded "ictorr. E ac h team ex pected "ictory. t h e interschool work. T he spirit of the game w as, for the m osl W e can not close without a w ord o f part, purely antagonistic; therefore, t h e commendation for the Balboa team. h ostilitr demanded self-control o n the Be sides having an exceptionall y well part of the opposing (ca m s. Each side I trained team, t h ey have also stro n g fought furiously for the ball. When the mater ia\. Their star forw:trd, who has final lime whi s tle wa s blo wn, Cristobal I played for se veral yea r s, is the best at came up with o n e of her m o ra l victories, her position on the Zone, and wil l w e fee l but the sco re o f was in Balboa's b e decidedl y mi ss ed b y her tea m mates. favor. The line -up wa s a s follows: Their jumping center b esides b ei n g a very CRI ST(JBAL. F Boomer, 1\1 F Kemp. Y C Svensson, D SC-H G Smith, E G Fi sc her R Subs: Hackett, E 1\1. Bliss Z. good player, i s one of t h e c hampion s wimm e r s of the I sthmus. Although some of our girls are q u ick, t h e Balboa I team is R little quicker. W e all join in congratulating Balboa on their s ucce ss ful seaso n and in thanking them for their splendid cooperation. A s a general rule their spiri t i s inspiring and eager. P eople who h a v e kept account of athletics through t h e yea r s have commen ted o n t h e r e m a rk able improvement in the inter-sc h ool spi rit. Coconut palms sway ing, my .. ticall} pia} ing I n Ih e bree'.t:e; I n despai r; The clear churc h bell s ringing. the h : lzy moon clingin g B e),ond reach; L amplig h ts gliuerlng, little c hildren tittering ,\ ith delight; \ 1)" jade parrot mocking, the little boat rocking On the sea!!i The big clock s the horse's h oofs' l oud c1ickmg In the night; heart's !,incere wi!!hing, t he lillIe waves swis hing On Ihe beachj T ht: bu:,)" locu:,t d roning, the co ld win d moaning The sound of d r)" leaves falling, a S Weet voice ca llin g From the stair; Gentle

T H E C\RIBBE .. \:-:. Ocr. I. H oist the mudllOok! \\'e're ofl"! Fiv e n e w officers on the teaching staff and m o r e passengas aboard than ever b e for e O c t 9. Initiatio n o f n ew passe ng e rs. Di d n t they all l oo k too S Weet f o r w o rd s ? O cr. 9. F irst numb:::r o n re c reati o n program: Supper C lub wit h o l d members a s h ostesses. E l ec ti o n of oRicers. Oct. 12. P a sse ngers w h o have been aboard t h r ee years elect office rs to-day. Oct. 1.1. Third year passen ge r s elect t h eir offi cers. Oct. q. Second year peopl e c h oose t h eir repre se ntati ves, and the new passenge rs, not to h e outclo n e, select t h eirs Oct. 2 3 The final steps are taken in making up the crew of t h e good ship "Caribbean." Oct. 26 Boys get ready (or t h e year's athletic work. First m ee ting. Oct. 26. Fourth year passe ng e r s get two privi l e ges. R ed lette r day. 3. S hore leav e Panama's Indepencie n ct' Day. NO F ou r t h y e a r passenge rs giv e party at t h e Y C. A for all o n board. The s hip's n ell o r c hestra oiThe J azzics," mak es its fir s t appear an ce. : \ p r ogr a m is given by groups selecteJ ac cording to t h eir month of b irth "Oh Yo u Santa Let Call Y ou Sweetheart. S upper Club agai n. P lan s are made for big me::t in B alboa. Fourth year girl s entertain. 9 1 0 Ship's doctors lo o ks u s over. OV. 1 0 p s i l on Gamma Gamma g e t s together (so u nds bad for the s h ip, doesn't it? ) and elects officers. Nov. '3IS. Girls get a 48-h o u r leave" for t h e confere n ce in B alboa. Many good tal ks some mi schie f a f e w tears, mu ch (un, and a lime in ge n e ral. '20. First of the cn:w it{ Capt. Bill Clin chard's quarters. Plans for the s h ip and its l og D ec. 8. Something: n ew and difFerent which every s h ip can b o a st. G o rd on of our second-yea r passe nge rs is presented with a m edal f o r the h e r oic part that h e played while o n s hore leave at Gatun Spillway in saving the life o( one of t h e girls fro m the C o l o n sc h ools. D ec II. T hird year passengers are Suppa Club h os t esses at a gathering. Geopfarth gives fir s t "standard" talk"Standards for Ollr Club." D ec. I Fourth year passengers entertain all o n board at c h o w time with a program. D ec. 18J an. 4. At home on leave for th. Christmas h olidays. Jan. +-Back at the r opes again. Hard work! \\'e mi ss one o ( our fourth passengers who has transferred to th e p o n of :\' ew Y ork whence s h e will continue h e r journey. G ood luc k ) Zelda. Jan. 8 Supper Club meeting. Second year girls are cooks i\I i ss D:)(icis h a s seco nd "standard" ralk -hStandards fur our School." J ail. 8. The crew meets f o r confe r ence at the qllarters of First S. J Taylor, J r. .-\ jolll' rim e. J an 's. T h e third year passengers g i ve a de lightful party in the Templ e h a ll. .-\ Ilumb a o f form e r passengers are present and welcome .Ian. 2'2 Clarice of the crew, enter rains h e r f ellow c r ews m en. .Ian. 28. The bu s bringin g the Gatlin bo)'s back to duty this m orning goes off t h e road. one serious l y hurt} rh ough f our see the o peratin g room


-6 T H E C \RlBBE: \l\. in C o l o n l-Ios!1iral. Everybody thankful it was not J a!1. l Q 'i s i! irS aboard. The Re\' e rend 11'. I.. of g:\'CS us an interesting talk on ECliador. Feb. D --, Katheri n e Porter co m es aboard and liS a delightful talk on customs and in China. S OI11e;! of Ollf lady passengers, ably aided Officer ,\ji ss Petersoll, are h ostesses to Supper Club \\ith ,\Jr. and J\1rs. Cunningham, .\J iss Knoblough, Doctor Porter, and J\1 r. 1\1001'man as specia l guests. I\l r. 1\100:-l11al1 takes the third standard talk-on t h e subject "Standards of Citizenship." ,-\.fter an unusually good s upper D.:>ctor P orrer condu c ts a discussion of health ques tions. Feb. IJ. J ohanna Kl ee fkensentertainsth e crt'w at a "chop s lIey after which w e adjuurn t o the upper deck o f the o l d boat for the business Feb. 182 3 :'III o f u s trv for promotion at the half year. o n e looks too happy. Feb. Rear :'Idmiral i\ l i ss Dodds presents to ollr morally victorious swimmers the C. H S. emblems. :\Iarc h 2, A new office r J\I iss j'vicNaughtcll) takes place o n the teaching "aif. :\ Iarch 3 R ear Admiral J\1 i ss Dodds gives u s OLlr report card s This i s the reason for the l o n g faces Officer .\liss left to-day f o r the States, \\" e are very sorry to lose i V l i ss M cMaho n and we all wish her B on Voyage." 12. :'III hands on deck! Inspection of lochrs. Suppe r C lu h with an::Hhtr section of first-year girls as hoste'lses Rear Admiral ;\1iss Dodds for first time: since founding of club Our new stcrttar), ;\ l iss i\'lcGillivray h e l ps Ollt in our discllssion of of Health." ;\ Iarch 1 5 For t host who had clean lo ckers, ncar Admiral J\liss Dodds gives an I ce (Tca m treat after dut)" 2h Aprils. Easter liherty. '\pril fj, Suppcr C l ub, Everyone brings her ()\\ chow, The new ofTH E mett loner ull deck -----------.'\pril 12. Play r e h earsal begin s :'I?ril 1 6 The ba.eball fans, M:s. K l unk, R ear Admiral ;\I iss D.)dJs, 31ll..i Officer J\l iss Peterson, g i ve a big c how t o the April 7 Short s t o r y contest close s April2Q, Ship's nurse l oo k s at our vaccinations. : \piil '23 C ontest w inne r s ann ou nced, i\Iay 7. Firs t passenge r s give a COUll tnparty at the Y. W C. A. H a y H a y Gray! iVlay 1+ Firs r p erformance of "The Goose Hangs H i gh" at the Ame ri c a Theate r. May 1 5 "The Goose Hangs Hi g h i s given at the Gatlin Clubh o u se. May 1 7 Advance s al e ticket contes t c l oses wirh Charles ViII' s s id e victoriou s M.ay 1 8 T h e socia l J-;robl e m s c l a ss and rh e p h r s i cs class are taken r o visit the new automatic t e l ephone exc hange b v Offi ce r s Sewell and Dodds. i V lay 21. A deligh tful Moth e r Daugh t e r Banquet i s h e ld at the Y 11'. C. .'\. May 27, Clarice's side of t h e ti c ket contest gives a swimming party t o C h arles 'ViII and hi s side (the v i c t o r s) Afte r swimming r hey are entertained at t h e V e t erans' Club. May 28. Tacky Day." M os t o f u s look lik e .. o n initiation day. June I. V e are gettin g to be s h ort t i m e r s, Only thirty m o r e days, I s anyon e sorr),? June 7 "The Goose Hangs High" i s given al Coco Solo. June 8 D r. M. E. Conner o f t h e R oc k e fell e r F O llndati o n, s p eaks to t h e Social Problems C l a ss. June 1 0 Tht' cantata Rip Van \V i n kl e is given at t h e Cristobal Clubh o use, June II ..-\ mus i c al eveni ng, including R ip Van \Vinkle;' is given at t h e Gatlin Clubhouse, June 1 '2, Junio r-S e n i o r Banquet i s h e ld a" t h e Hotel Washington. .June 1 8 "The Goose Hangs H i g h i s at the Balbo a Clubhouse. June 1 9. Balboa Seniors in vite Qur Seniors t o their Class Night h e ld at the M osque in Balboa. JWle 27, Ba ccalaureate servi ces are h eld at t h e Union Church June 28. Commencement exe r c ises are h e l d at t h e Hotel Was hingto n


TH E CARTBBEA=". 77 EXCHANGES Edit o r, Edlla 0111.)(/11. F ro m :"Jonh 10 South, f r om East to \\'est, F rom near and far they've come. W e peri scope; they periscope THROUG H T H E I R PERISCOP," THE CARIBBEAN. Y O ll a s kt:d me to comment uJlon YOllr m::ga'l inc. I C:lIl only say t hat it is one of the finest high sc hool l1l:tg:rzlnes I have ever seen. The photograph s of teachers, pupils, and scenery add an air of distinction all rOllr own. W e a r e vefy gl:td to r eceive rour book and conside r oursekcJ honored. Apokupsinll, POlfg/duepsie, N. Y. THE CARIBBEAN'. '(OUf cxc h :tnge s ;'Ife ver)' interesting. W e like La see your interest in athletics. TI, e Rejlect o r, Leonard o N. ]. THE CARIBBEAN, T o pllulish s u c h a magazi ne as yours is :l wonderful ac hievement (or a sc h ool mall)' times rour size. W e are delighted by t h e of your sn:aps hots :and t h e origi n:ality of the c utS widl the class pictures. T he srories we found interesting, :and t h e ess.l)'s humoro u s. T h:ank s for your comment. Tile Clf'tlnl'r, Paw //lckc'l, N. I T H E CARIBBEAN. R e3ding THE CAIUBBEAN wa s 1lI0St enjoyable and in t e r esti n g. I t proved a gre:tt diversion from the uSll:a1 exc h :ange I lind your Ilng:azine a s u ccess in every sense of the word. J u dgi n g from t h e c!:ass pictures I gather th:n your sc h oo l is nOt \ 'ery large which :adds to my asronis hment. Y o u certainly put rut a remarkable book. Most of your cutS h:ave a very o riginal setting. I n fact, rour public3tion strike .. mc :lS mos t uniqu e. TIlt' Mirror, II(IJbr olf(K lIeiglJts, N. J. THE CARIBBEAN. Your m:lg:azine is a lways e:agerly :lw:lited :lnd perused from cover to cover. I ts g reat number of belutiful photographs h elps to make it unique among our exc h a n ges. W e especially enjoy your be :llItiful n:ature descriptions a n d e3S:l)'S. You have :l tlngazine of whi c h you mar w ell be proud. r.IR9985l1 1 T o see how things are done. \\' e get enrotlr:agement from t hem, W e better grow b eca u se of the:n. TH E CARIBIH:AN. The 192, number of THE CARIBBEAN is the most interesting and t h e most unus u:ll ye:t r book we h::\'e re ceived. T he contest stories : trt: extremely good, their excelltnct being partI r due to the u sc of description :md local color. The S:lInt: is true o ( Nature: I mprtss ion s. T he se were imprtssiolls that were ll1:tde by members of the se nior class in one month s observ;ttion of an object, as s een from dar ro day. T houghts on Looking Across the Se I" is especiall)' illlpre ss i\'e. !-laving described the sea at morning, midafternoon, sunset, and evening the writer clo s es with this be3utiful description of n ight on the water: T h e SC;t-I n long, uneven swdls, B lue :tnd s ilver And gr.ty hy turnsH i sses agains t the s hore. T he hill s it h rainr mi s t s are see n Gra}' :tg:tinst T h e sun's bright T he p u rple r.lincloud s Steaked with gold ( T h:tt tarnishes nor Nor yet grows old ) H ang low abO\'e T he evening's ro sy :l(terglow. TIIr' Spec/ator, Johns/own, P li. THE CARIBBEAN. THE CARIBBEAN, of Cristobal, Canal Zone, s how s tiS Illany photos or the graduating class. TIll' ,\lOlli/ o r, Irdlesley "Itus. T H E CARIBBEAS". \\'e welcome yo u to mlr exchange column. You h:t\'e one o( the fine s t mag :t7ine s th:tt we ha ve eve r recei\'ed. Your cla ss piClure s are original and the de}l:lrtment excellent. Let's h e.l r (rO:ll you again. Tlu E.\"ponml, Cret'l1ji eld "I(lss. THE CARIBBEAN. THE CARIBBEAN, publi s hed yearl)", i s one of our finest e:chal1ges. Your descriptions we gre:atly enjoycJ. TIl<' BrvadCfls/t'I", PlJi lade lplJia, P a. THE CARIBBEAN. Cristoball-ligh, we :tlw:l}'s we lcome rour :tnnu:tl. The literary departillent is vcry good. There is e:vef}' c\'idence o f Strong sc hool spirit. Tht! Zonian, Balboa C. z.


T H E CARl BBE AN THROUGH OL'R PERISCOPE. Tn, R4lulor. Jaclcson, Jfichigarl. Tnt Rrjlulor is :m interesting ami well-arranged paper. It shows e \ 'e r y e\'idence of:l str ong :school s pir). We find that we do not agree with yh,j:l Frankers article on "The -\rt of Che:ning." I t seems to encour:lge che:tting in sc h ools instead o f deter ring it. Tnt .1lirr or Norwood, OMo. :\ peppy up-to-date paper. Y our poet r y issue wa s very interesting and well arranged. Dmfu lIilllop. Fall Rit'u, .Ha;JtlChuulls. A dandr paper, but where ate the -IP O/cUPSi'l1l. POllglil:apsie, N(w Your literary department i s beyond repro:tch. D on't you have :l m o n t hl y exchange? Tlu Cambridgc Rn:icw. A splendid maga'Zine! o f note. Cambridge, \1 assachuJ/'f/s. E ve r y dep:lrtment i s worth y T M Z o nian. Ba lboa, Canal Zom. W e alw3)'s look forwa r d to receiving the Z o nian, a nd re:ld it from CO\ 'e r to cover. Your cutS a re exce llent Ever y department dese n 'es s pecial mention. W e feel that the 1 9'25 book was the bes t yo u eve r put out. W e :Ire g'ad t o see the g r owing friendship between C. H S. and B H. S. Tlu Broad casur. A. II. SIUlw, Jr. H ixh Sc h ool Philflddphia. 4.n inte r esting magazine. o ur book w ould be g reatlr improved i f the ad\ertising material were all toget h er instead of being scattered thro ughout the book. Tlu Arrowefle. Auburn, New Y o rk W elcome to ou r exc h a nge department! W e find rour pape r intere s ting and o r iginal with a fine s h o w of sc h ool spi r i t. The S pecl alor. 70hmlown, Pnms),IDania. ( Wh y not put yo ur table of contents on (h e be g inning of you r magazine instead of the e nd?) T he Spec l a t or is always welcome. I t s h o w s h ard wor k Rnd g reat o r igina lit)". \\'e lik e t h e way your exc hange editor writ es up th e exc h anges and your adverti s i n g manager. Your sen i o r number espt:ciallr h olds o n e's in terest from beginning to end. The c utS a r e excellent. W e l ike the few lin es o f poetry t ha t pre cede e: l c h depart ment. The Curtis l10f1lhly. Sla ten Islmld, New l'o rk. The headings f o r the variolls department s of P c n and I nk nonsense a r e catc h)" Tlu ffl.uill. New B rixhlon, New Y ork. A wor th-w h ile magazine th:1t s h ows nn e sch oo l coope ra lion. Your department headings a r c vcr}' intercstin g and novel. Your exchange depa rtme:nt IS vcq' well wriuen. Cedar Chesl. T 0111$ RirJer, New Jers,),. A well-deve l oped, interesting magazine. W e like the Poet's Co rn e r, especially the poem "School" b y Thelma Clayton. "Chips Off t h e Old Block" is good also. Tlu R e d and Bltuk, Newport, Rhode Is/a lid Y ou r ma g a zine i s verr good, and affords l ots of plea s ure in re3ciing it. T hr Studwt. CODingl on, K entucky. Wh y not p l ace your s taff at th e beginning of the maga z ine and ad d a n index? Y ou r lit erary department i s good. D on't ),ou think yo u co uld enlarge it and add a few poems? B rt'(cia P o rtltmd, AI/tlinr \\'e! like thi s magazine: ver y mu c h. I t is nlled wit h good m aleri:d. "Pebbles was vcr}' good Tlu I Pilmingtoll, D elawarr. We very mu c h enjoy relding The Whisp. We nnd the storie s intere:;ting and amusing. The cove r designs a re excellent. E ach one prove s bener than the l ast. The Exponen t. Grrmjield, JWassaChuHlls. The Exponmt i s anot her welcome addition to ou r ex c hange list. Y our a thleti c sec tion isdandy. Come again. T he J l follitor. /Pel/ult)' Hills A1aS Sflchuulls. Y O llr sc h oo l note s are well written and mu s t prove o f gre:tt interest to rour high sc h ool. H o wever, a jok e de. partment, and a lirer3r y dep:trtment w ou l d be a g reat i mpr ove ment T heGletllur. Pawtucket, Rh ode Island. A nn e magazine. T he co ver de s ign s are novel. Th e Trad esman. BOSt OIl, J \ ; / assachuulls. A nne, well-nrranged magazine. T he cuts are verr good. W e enjoyed the a r ticle and pictures on fencing in t h e Novembe r i ssue of Tlu Tradesman. Th r Pai. S ausalit o California. An intere s ting, well-organized boo k The c uts a r e s p lendid. W e like the inte r est displayed in athletics and t h e sple n did sc h oo l s pirit which is portra)' ed th r o u g hout the book. An exc hange department and a literar y de p : lrtment would p u t your book above r eproac h The AlldflWtlKtllll. I f?isconsill Rapids, lI" isc onsin. Tlu Alldflwf lJ(am i s alwars w elcome in C. H S. W e r ead it fro m bc:ginning to end. I t S originalit y and in terest in a thl etics and v3rious oth er org3niz:l.tions is reo fre:.hin g. But where i s ),our exc h ange de partm ent? Clairtonhm Nrws. Clair t on, Pemuylv{w ia. A p : t p e r th :lt i s a l w l),'l welco me Y ou, tOO, bO: ISl th e C. H S. The s u gges ti o n s for impro\ ing you r hig h sch oo l are v c r}' good.


THE CARl BBEAN. 79 Th e Woodward TallIeI'. T oledo, Ollio. \\'e are glad to w elcome you and count you am o ng our friends. W e find your paper interesting with evi dence of a fine sc h oo l spir i t. The Trillit Olli(H/. l//axahluMe, Te.\ as. TIle Trilli t O llian alway s find s a warm s pot in th e heart of C. H S. J

::;0 HiE C. -\R II3RE.-\:'\ DOU BLE RHnIF. 1 here \\as once a fair maid Jolunna, "-ho sure"could plar Ihe pianna, But M! her [0 pia} ,-\t noontime c;lch day; Then .. he :',liJ, ";-':0, I won't till Ilui'iana." She hohhles. : \ nd bohble .... On those hij!h F rench heel!., :\nd onl\:,he kno\\s 1-10\\ unple,lsant .!ohe feels. -II'. II. C. 'Your rhyme must be doubl e Said Dodds one day, Or you'll j!ct into tro uble :\ml won't have ha\'e lime to play. -J. K I .. lI. -\ STL'DIOL'S SPIDER. ,\Iiss D odds .-"Carlos, cor rect thi s sentence: I was studying indus triou s ly o n e m o rnin g w h e n large, black spider walked across In)' book.' Car/os -":-\ large, black spider wa l ked across my book while studying industriousl y one morning." RE \ttY H \PPENED. f'oire {f r o m front o f room).-"Now r e m ember! ne\'tr f orge t things I 'll remembe r when rou don't aIlS\\Cf QllCStiul1s and call 011 ),O U again" (and so on and on). "Now J o h nnie, did yo u g iv e all the tenses? I ( orget. RECENT Olt ANCIENT, f)umb f)ol'a (to t hl! guide at Gatun I.ocks), "\\'hat i'j the thing that man i s lhing?" r;wdl. "That is a pneumatic rin:u: r J). J). "Oh, hut it looks rather o l d to inc." SIlt', Ar c you tickli"ih?" IIr. "Only when I'm tick l ed." TRIPI E R H H I E I .!oPCIH th e \\cck in I r eparatio n, But ;1Ilc! I had I thou g h t of rn:lIly a rhymy combination, B lIt not one h ad e n oug h i magination Our corn's i n the field, I n golden s h ock!', yello win g, I lis corn's in the barn I n oaken casks. mellowing. M.E. I lau g he d a nd t h o ug h t so c heerfully Of a merry littl e rhrme. I wr Ote, t h en sa w quite t ea rfull}'. The beginning o f a c rim e. -E.D. L. .\f. I n cla ss, d i sc u ss ing t h e fact t hat w hite o bj ects r e Aect h eat, whil e bla c k object s absorb h ea t, lIildegnrde, "f\ l y maid tol d m e that s h e was warmer than I b ecause s h e was bla c k and I was white," DUlllb Dorn ( r eading th e S ial' & Ht'rnld ) J think it's a shame to kill p oo r h o r ses runni n g t h e m in thi s h o t climate, H e r e s an a cc ou n t o f f our h o r ses who rail a dead h ea t at t h e races !" H eward oR'e red! !! S Ial' & IIerald h eading: [\\an r ewarded with two m onths in jail for s p ee d ing l,awrt'lICt: C, ( b o a s tfully).-"J'm a womanha ter. S IJ. F.. (sarcastically) Y es Y o u hate t o b e away from t h em!" ,\Iiu Pelersoll.-"Nam c fiv e l eave nin g a gents." fIde" H ,-"f\l i s P eterso n are they animals?"


THE CAR IBBF":-<. To/(rist.-'Since the weather is so uniform, what do the .-\mcri ca n s t:dk about down there?" Zonian. ". -\bout t h e II'flrd /3.-"An d I kissed h e r on h er f o r e head." Fn:sIIlJlrw.-".'l..nd w hat happen e d?" /Vard. -'" got a 'bang' in my m outh. THERE'S ALWAYS.\ \\'r\\', \/iSJ Dodds.-"\\'illiam, you misspelled s"ardinc o n your paper Y o u spelled it 'saradine.' .. IVi/li!lJN C." But, Dodds, that's a difF e re n t kind of sar d in e SPEAKING. \IiJJ Dodds.-"T h ere i s just one in strument w e don't want played in our orch estra, and that's the fool." lliJJ JIIoorc.-"D i d .Joliet r eac h t h e Gulf of f\l ex ico?" L n w rcnCt' C."\Vh y, i\l i ss i\loorc, I thought s h e a n d R o m eo both died." AI rs. Rfwdolph.-"H ave you ever noticed how some people wilt lis p a littl e to add to t h eir s pe ec h ?" M nurice E. Teth R andof!"." A/iss ScoII. "i\ lake a sentence wit h the words Ie,' '10.''' S uru.-" L ay l ow, kid. H ere comes the cop!" Somebod}'.-" D oes th e m oo n affect t h e t ide?" l Vobod)'.-"N o, just t h e / lIbtlrl D. D id yo u know tharFoster wa s a born drumm er?" Zone/ln. -"No, did llb.'}"1 D. -"Su re H e was born wit h drums in his ears. ,\liss /\loore.-"';'-Jow, is t h e r e any ques ti on?" Johl/JJ). "l\l iss how wa s it that Panama gain ed h e r independence all a h oliday?" "!iss t\lc,\lahon ( in soph o more E ng l ish class)." H o w a r c th ese stories Idylls o( the King,' b ound toget h er? Pu::/ed one.-' B y a gray cover." Sewell (in phy s i cs c1ass) l f th e t e mperature in t h is r oo m i s 300 C., and the temperature in the a ssembly i s C., whi c h ro o m has th e mos t hot air?" Surse "Thi s room becau se Callaway's In here." TRIPL E R H H I E T here was a young ladr whose pe r so nalit)', So s h e thought, was full of or iginality. T her e f o r e expected th e te:lc her to s h o w pani .. !it)', B ut the tc;\c hcr said, "Yo u aren't so bri ght in re:dit )'!" A bor sat by .. s tream a-studying, The boy fell in, his clot h es a-muddring H e w e nt h ome quite irrigated, Wh ere father him quick l)' castiga t ed. -C./I/ -E.W. ,\II'. Bl'n son (in gene ral sc ience cla ss, di sc u ssing a c ids ) "\\' ha t are the four ba ses ?" L'l' A:arign' (asiJe) "First ba se second ba se third has!?, and home." ( I n rnodel'n history class, D ec I ) Ea c h co untry in Europe wa s represented at t h!? Congress o f \'ienna except T urkcy." Bright Slut/cIII -"O( course, 'cause w e ate the t u rkey Thanksgiving day." Clarice, have you a middl e name? Clnria.-"Yes." Gn)' Qu e?" Clnrice .-"N o, L." linn)' Aloor e (asking r e view questio n s in history) I n t h e public minds o( w hat countries wer e there restive spirits?" Edward Lownnde .-"I n th e coa l min es COING IT BLIND. illiJS Dodrls.-"Whi c h eye do you close to look at things?" Loln. -'I s hut b ot h e\es." Ilis.' D odds ( to B illr Coffer).-"\\"hat i s th e tim e (or t h e baseball gamt:?" lJilli e "The exact time will be about 4.30 AT:-'IOSPHER1CALLY SPEAKING. Miss Dodds (in girl. glee club) .-"Firs t sopran os take t h e tenor part, and th e seco nd sopranos will take the air."


80 THE C.-\RIBBE .'\N. KEEf'IX(; IT IX THE T tncller i s corn thro w y our gum y ou go in s\\imming." Brot/ltT (trailing his sis if yo u re going to thro w gum away, gi" e it to "'E\\ ELL DID XOT HEAR. .\lISJ SerJ:t/I.' Sufse, what a:-e the points a good dry cell s h o ul d possess?" SlJrSf T nylor.\\"e1I, it s h ould b < built o f strong stone, ha\"c plenty o f bars o n the windo ws, a bunk, in so me cases a was hstand, and last o f all it should ha\'e a strong barred door. .\liss S,ae/I .-' \\" hat furnishes the fu e l in a dry cell ?'. Claria.-"The red hot cOIl\ i ct." H iss Sl"wel/. -"Can YOLI [aste elec tricity?" RidUlrd B.-"Oh, yes, ma'al11) you ge t a s w ee t raisin' taste fro m all th e c u rrents th e re Edwar d L. says going t o make a b ook r e p ort on T ilt' ( "aile)' oj Si/t'JJI j\l,m, b ec au se the r e's not much cOllv ersa ti on in it. Froll SliIdelJl 'Ow! Ouch! OhOh!"' Teadler.-"\\'hat's the matter?" F. S "i\ l y mai ze is hurting." ,\Iau r ice ggleSI Oll.-"I don't want to be livi n g whe n all the fools are dead." Jas. Van ScOlte 'r. H D on' t worry, you won't." ]011" O. ( b o astingl)" havin g eluded the fresh youngster who ha s tri e d to p u s h h i m off the sprin g b oard) -"Oh, yo u can't foo l Napo leon, yo u ca n't fool :-Jap o leon. ]nck C o ./fe)' Hey, Doyl e J ohn t hinks he's ::'\'ap o leon." Pnco.-''Ye h, h e look s the B o ny-parte." MORE TRUTH THAN POETRY. ,\liss AhA/ahon (after writing o n the board an o utlin e f o r test) -"No, yo u W Oll't h ave to answer all o f th ose q u es tions. Of co urs e yo u cou ldn' t p oss ibly write in 4 5 minutes all that yo u have l earne d in 6 w eeks." Glnd)'S. 'Some o f liS could." \'('!OOf'I Throolth Gaillard Cut. Th(' P anama Canal.


i THE CARIBBEAY =======:l:n:m======= "The moving finger writes and having writ, m oves on"-ln other words what is written is written -and our share in the Caribbean of 1926 is o v e r. W e c ommend it to you, our backers, without whom it co uld not behoping that you will deriv e in the readin g o f it some of the good that has c o m e to u s in t h e d o ing of it. It only remains now for us to r ecommend to you our advertisers-some old, some new all good ========:l:Sl!ll!:======== I I liUNITE'DiRuiTCOM'PAN 1= Regular Sailings II from I Cristobal, C. Z Ii ;1 to New York, New Orleans, Cuba, Colombia, Jamaica, and Costa Rica. For further particular s a pply: PAUL WE S T Man a g e r D ivis i o n Cris t obal, C. Z I I I I I T H JACOME, Agent, Panama City


T H E C.-\RIBB EA:--'. I I .. HOTEL WASHINGTO N C OLO N BEACH --E U ROPEAN PLAN :: FACING THE CARIBBEAN I I b 1'= ---Ii I \ c rial I h o togra p h of H O l e l COLON BEACH : : REPUB LIC OF P ANAMA Post Office Address: Cristobal, Can a l Zone Hotel Washington is a Modern, Fireproof Building of Beautiful Architecture, Built b y the Co n struction Forces of t h e Panama Canal LARGE PRIVATE G RO UNDS WITH PRO MENA D E ALO NG THE SEA Pana ma's Splendid Clima t e Offer s Every Opportunity for all Outdoor Sports GOLF, TARPO T FISHING, SWIMMING, MOTORING, and TE N I S are ENJOYED THROUGHOUT the YEAR The Panama Railroad Company Ope r ated by The Suppl y D e p a rtment, The Panama Can a l JAMES E. LEWIS, Manager I


THE C:\RIBBE r \:-<. Panama Railroad Steamship Line CRISTOBAL TO NEW YORK Via PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (ALL CABIN SIll PS) S. S. "A lCON" and S. S. "CRISTOBAL" FORTNI GIITL Y SERYICE Monthl y Sailings t o West Coast S. S. "GVA YAQVIL" and S. S. "BVENAVENTVRA" C ALLIN G AT BUENAVE I TURA, TUMACO, ESMERALOAS, BAHIA MANTA, PUERTO BOLIVAR and GUAYAQUIL OFFICES ON THE ISTHMUS: Superintendent, Balboa H eights, C Z. Steam ship Ti c k e t Agent, Cristobal C. Z. Receiving a n d Forwarding Age n cy, C ri s tobal C Z. 85 No. 2 4 State Street, New York C ity, N. Y -t OFFICES IN THE UNITED STATES: Compania P anamena de Fuerza y L uz (SUCURSAL DE COLON) ) I R Q9852-Panama C ana l 6-20 -26-600




THE CARIBBEAN. 87 I P O Box 175 C .. Pho n es' I I Pho n e 1141 S GAR A G E Oi o n 500 or 395 II It"" CARS WITH OR WlTHOUT DRIVERS II 1= Se,vlce at I: I OlLdmplimrntll of H OSPITAL DE PANAM.-\ I mr. mrluiler DEN T I ST AND I ilk GATUN COLON


ss THE CARTBBEAN. I ---i.n All Lines o f B eauy Culture Hair Goods a Spe c ialt y I Phone Colon 298 8 030 Fro n t Street Ancon Inn Tea Room O ppos ite A ncon P O 2 0 J Street -New Dining Room PRIVATE TEA ROOMS FOR LADIE S Arthur W ei!, Proprietor } ;



THE C.-\R T BBEA:-I. A GAS STOVE D f\ I e I I S A COAL RANGE W I TH A COLLEGE EDUCAT ION If it can be done with REA T I t can be done Better with GAS -PANAMA-COLON GAS COMPANY -I AT YOU R SE R V I CE = NICK'S BUS LINE LOOK FOR THE YELLOW BUS THEY RUN ON TI I E I IOU R From t h e Cris t o b a l Commissary and G atun R ailroad Station -R ELIABILITY


THE CA R l BBEA N. q r P. O. Bo:\: 140, Co l on -Chong Kee!1 THE FAMOUS CHINESE STORE 1;= ESl A S I SIIEO 1 888 Silks, I orienta: Wares i Centra l Avenue 39 Panama City Telephone 67 P O. Box 365 S EE Us To SEE BETTE R -Salas Optical House I II CENTRAL AVENUE Corner 9th Street Panama C it y __ I CARL STROM, Lesse e


T H E CARIBBE AN. B1 1i\\PRO V E D E Q UIPMEN T M OD ERN METHODS = EFFICIENT SERV I CE -JACKSON'S STEAM LAUNDRY -BROADWA Y, NEA R FOLKS RIVER I II II I \Ve Solicit the Patronage of Canal Employees I I I W eekly Collections and Deliveries of Laundry Work Charge Account if Desired CLEANING, PRESSING, AND DYEING A SPECIALTY P. O. Box 1131, Cristobal C. Z. I II