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VOL. X. CRISTOBAL, CANAL ZONE, 192- No .
PUBLISHED BY THE CRISTOBAL HIGH SCHOOL
Alumni HHELEN VIN.YARD. 27
Class History CLARA MAY, "27
Class r 1 .wRIIi< E C. CALL.AWAY, Jr., '27
Class .1 EvPiEMIA i VoOI.NOI i (l, '27
a il DORIOTRY \VERK. '27
Editorial CIARLE I. Wni.- '27
,My Idea of an Ideal Educatio i JOSiEPt C(RRii, \, 27
Educational Creed c LAWREN E C. CALLAWAY. Jr. '27
Exchalnge-'. Ei'PiEIiA WOLNI l., '27
Jokes JouN G, NI i sN. 27
Literary l.it 1',E HlIMN. '27
A Costumne L\RA MAY, "27
A Mirror DOROI IY S!'-;N'SS(IN\. '27
\ MLysterv RomERI PAYNE;. '21
A l .,l; ". Cocwro. k i-i -i;i "27
A Tr,. I ,1 , 29l
An L'nexpected Re .vard HELN VINi YARDI. 27
CIarnival in Ptanai i AliilRED BA ili, '21
Chlristllas in Panala Jons (;. NELSON, '27
Conscience Roti;IER DEAKIN. '21)
Daily Impresions of Vairious Mlem'iner-; tiie Class of 1927
.1 ,' i, ('anal CLARA MAY.\ '27
h.n ..r Dax, on Our Bi a LOUIE, HEIM. '27
IFrom Our House El PII EMl A \VooI.sNOI' .H '27
I' ,ii,, x;l,, .J.AMES (RIi>ER, '27
'.I I -Ti. .'sor Mi. DoRiou IY SVENSSON, '27
Our Palm Tree JO.EPH (ORRirAN. '27
Sea. Sky, and Palme on NStn (riti blal Point
CHARLES \VWI,l, '27
The Reef S RSE J. TAYLOR. r. ..27
Toward tiie Breakwatvr HEI..EN MINTtiOMERY. '27
Desperation loIN (;, NiEi.SN. *27
Fort San Lorenzo FRANC ES SIMT(ONI. '30
Isla Sola TERESA K. (GAI LA .IkR. 27
Mache D)oIKOI itY SV EN SSIN. '27
One of Life's Little Tragedi>e SI1RSE J. TAYLOR, Jr.. 27
Panama's Visitors G(RETiI lEN \W. PALM. '29
Rover, the Rover LoF ISE J. IA( K. '29
W\\ en ti F I.t i V.X In
\\il!i 'mn, tle hBs Drvcer
Mi,rt elluaemo VI 1,".
AXI, Ti,,' i S'
1l Troi al Storm
SoIIe ickr arnd i Kmnp
Tie r ; lulngle
Sch',.l '. i
GirK' G4e Club
Juniiir Senior Banqtet
Mother' an'd Daughters'
Our ( arnivm
Short Story Coutest
The Freshman Party
The High Scool Orchliestl;
The I Party.
T hie -., , ,,
"I underr Twenty"
DI)oili IxY x us. iN .
Doxrix Y S\1.x--\.
lHEI EN VNt \RI),.
ElIIEL B\RNl I I '2i
Lo IS'E Hill M '27
ELSIE D.ARIEY. 4)0
l .o) Ii HIlMl 'I27
l int i W LI XX\!KIN( .STA1, "0l
DoRMI1v SVIFNSON. 27
DOKOTIIY SVENSHN. "27
DON\I u PoirI[, '210
GkEaIClEN \W, PALM. 21)
IK I IIHL BARNE IT, '29
GL.~lvY BiEEIk, '2h
aid ROYAL IIl,(;ASON. "28
Banqiiet AD.AIR TAYLOR, '29
DOROTHY SVENSSONx. 27
anid EiZA.iBElil HACKETT, 92i
LOUlISE HEIM, "27
and ExiMMA BANKS,. '28
DOROTHY L. WERTZ. 27
ROSEMARY KEENE. '29
ia RiOERT AXTELL, '28
and JACK KLUINK. '28
VITA LYEW, '29
ETiEL \VESTMAN. '28
LOVISE J. M'ACK. '2
DORiTHY L. WER IZ, '27
JAMEi RIDER. '27
I)DOROIiY SYENSSON,x '27
\. "The Spirit of St. Louis," Captain Lindberg has but a few
.' days ago scored a world triumph-building an air brid,,e
V-1 between the New World and the Old.
i To-day we launch our thought ship, "The Spirit of Cristobal
l.. -- High School"-THE CARIBBEAN of 1927. We shall be proud
indeed if we can establish a thought bridge between the old friends of
our school and the new.
To Our Fricnd,'
The Personnel of Fort De Lesseps, Its Of'cers and hni/ist/ d Men,
ire, the St/.',i,.'s of Crist.,/o/, High School,
this the Tenth Volume of
"TThe Cari/hlbe' ."
HEADQUARTERS. FORT DE LESSEPS. CANAL ZONE.
OFFICE OF THE COMMANDING OFFICER.
Fort De Lesseps, C. Z., May 28, 1927.
Mr. CHuAK.ES F. \ILL.,
Editor in ( IL i, The Caribbean,
Cristobal, C. Z.
D13EA SIR: Your kindness, and the gratitude you have
expressed for such small aid as we have been permitted to
render is very much appreciated. The close bond that exists
between the High School of Cristobal and the personnel at
Fort l)e L.esseps is most gratifying to me.
Srll.r I, ,
'1' 11'nl1 A. GREIC, Jr.,
Colonel, Ist C. A.,
Staff Searh I. light:
Center: Mits Dhodds.\ dvistr.
(Reading clock-wise front "l i tvn o'cl ck"):
Charles Will. Editor-in-(Chif; Jak Klunk. Asitai t t thl Editor; T>rca Ga.llaighr. ( irculatioi M.iinager;
Albert Davs. Assistant toi the Circulation .Nanagcr; James n 'an Scotter. Art Fditor; Dorothy Wortz. School Note
Edlitor; Dorothy Svcnvson, G(irls Athlefic s Editor; Jhlin Nelson. Joke Eiitor; EuhllnITa IW00ln1-1ghi, xclhanItge Kriti;
L.uie Hlliin, Literary Editor; Jamei Grider. Boys' Athletics Editor; Hriln Vineiyarl. Alumni Editor; Foster Tultt.
Assistant to the Businetss Manager; Josephl Corrigan, BusinCss M ia er.
Charles F. ill, Editor-in-Chief.
Since we are adopting the aeroplane as the
theme for the 1927 CARIBBEAN, and since we,
the Seniors, will soon 'c l.lilncihinl forth ourselves,
it seems fitting that as editor we continue in this
Four years of training have gone by. We are
about to venture forth relying on the charts and
advice we have L.,incd from our flight com-
manders. All is about to be changed. The
..ii;,inrl hand on our shoulder is no more. Guid-
ance will have to be within ourselves.
Of course there are numerous matters we have
failed fully to understand, but being warned of
them, we shall be better able to cope with them in
the air currents of experience. For our life trip,
as f:r any other, we should be properly fitted
.!Y IDEA OF AN Il)EAL HF.D'CATION.
S. Corrtianl, '27-.
It i: .1l that education is a process of
pac aration. It should prepare a person to ap-
p:cciate life, to meet and handle its problems, and
to leave the world better for his having lived in it.
F education should ui n a man higher ideals and
a.ir.s. He should be trained to use his own re-
s urces; to rouse and use to the best adv.inrt.lwe his
latent powers, mental and phisi~;l. A well-
educated man should not or will not have the
same impulses as one not so well educated. He
should have, above all, a realization of and rever-
ence for the Supreme HB1ing, and love and under-
r.trlnin~ for his fellow man.
out. We hope that we are, in a measure, for we
have zealously followed advice. But it is each
one alone who will find out what he peculiarly
needs, where he has failed to provide the proper
Lq]uipmint, where he is too heavily loaded.
Though our goals lie in many different directions,
though our routes vary enormously, we believe
our traniiin, has been such that we shall get both
pleasure and profit along the way, shall fly safely
(though perhaps not always smoothly) and shall
choose a safe and worthy landing place.
We are ready to put off. The engine of initia-
tive is started and running smoothly. Common
sense is our lookout. Our companions are Deter-
mination, Eagerness, and Confidence. With eyes
alight, we cry, "We're off!" -Ch ries F. Will.
Lawrence C. Call/awst, 7r., '27.
I believe that an education does the following:
1. Helps us to broaden our knowledge on
2. Helps us to obtain bigger and better
3. Helps us to lead better and cleaner lives
mentally, physically, and morally.
4. Helps us to understand others better.
5. Helps us to give to and to receive from the
world the best.
Bearing the above in mind, one should strive for
the best education possible.
.is1j 5 trrs a n
Ai5 (61 nt's U aon
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Mr. JOHN E. GRASRID.
SI. Olaf College.
IU ivZity o4f Minnesota.
Ctolunia I university.
Superintendent of Schoo/s.
Mr. BEX M. WI.I.IAMS.
(C lunbia university .
Jssistanlt to ih/c Superintedent o/f Schools.
Miss J. ISABELLA IDoDS.
English, Social Problems and Economics.
Senior Class .Adviser. Caribbean .- .f A.dviser.
Seven years ..o, Miss J. Isabella Dodds came to
us from Minnesota and established herself, heart
and soul, in Cristobal High School.
For the first six years she was the principal of the
high school and this year has the principalship
of both the high and grammar schools. Each year
she has been the adviser to the senior class, a
position which she has certainly proved capable
of filling; as the faculty member of every CARIB-
BEAN Staff from 1921 to 1927, she has been success-
ful, by her Iuntlirine efforts, in making THE CARIB-
BEAN worthy of our school at its best. On her
arrival she organized the Girls' Supper Club and,
until recently, advised it. She has directed every
Senior play, working with zeal and interest to make
each production better than the one before. Last
but not least, she has ably i.il.'lh senior English,
social problems, and Latin, and has made her
classes more of a pleasure than a task.
In all of our sports we have had her steady back-
ing and constant ni ilr.ii~, ill. Ii
Firmly but k1in1l\ she has helped us out of our
troubles, taught us what is right, and inspired us
to keep the school's standards high.
M I-~ I)olds is liked by i r, ..ni, both inside and
outside of school, because of her delightful per-
sonality, her ever- rl. 11\ friendliness, and her eager-
ness to help everyone, especially the students of
Cristobal High School. She is the one who has
made (Cristohal High .i hi .I what it is to-day. We
are all proud of her.
-Clara .1. May, '27.
MIss LILLIAN B. GUSTAFSON.
Northern Illinois Normal, De Kalb.
\I i, Gustafson is the silent partner of Cristobal
High School. Outsiders seldom hear of her be-
cause she does not teach any students.
But Miss Gustafson has all the files and records
at her finger tips and is always willing to recall
to even the most forgetful student, a few times
when he was late or absent.
Thrown in with her office work are a few
assembly periods where she may be seen quite
frequently helping some lagging scholar.
\\-h,.- unexpected jobs appear, so dos. Miss
Gustafson to lend a helping hand. To tell the truth,
N.l. Gustafson is here, there, and I.cr%'whlcrc
doing this, that, and everything.
Thus one may see for one's self what it is to be a
silent partner in a hustling high school.
-Paul Hayden, '29.
Miss GRACE R. HEssr.
University of Michigan.
Sophomore English juniorr English
Freshman Spanish Glee Club
Fortune smiled kindly on Cristobal High
School when Miss Grace Hesse became a member
of our faculty this year. As she has hitherto
been a college teacher, she found it difficult at
first to reconcile herself to the classroom antics
of high school students. With remarkable ver-
satility. however, she soon adapted herself-or
rather she made us adapt ourselves to her ideas.
She holds a very important place in our faculty,
our activities, and our hearts. Besides tc.ichin
three large English classes and two Spanish classes,
Miss Hesse accepted the position of Glee Club
instructress. Having studied both vocal music
and piano, she is able to fill this position excellent-
ly. Her knowledge in this field was very well
shown in the attractive musical revue which she
directed for our carnival.
Miss Hesse's classes are always instructive as
well as \cr\ frequently merry, for she is giftre
with a clever sense of humor.
Every student, who receives the benefit of
her extensive information on every branch of
her subjects, entertains a sincere expect for M\ is
Hesse, and it is our unanimous desire that she
return to Cristobal High School next Autumn.
-Teresa Gallagher, '27.
-Louise tleim, '27.
-Louise Mack, '29.
Mr. GEORGE J. BES\ONX
Saint Cloud, Minnesota.
S;ate Trachers' Colklge. Slint C( iidl
Bradh-y Polyt. chnic Inititut,
('Genera/ Science, Induistiria/ Su/tjcts.
I 'psilon Ga a Gaammn,' .I ,k,'r.
\1,. Benson is the only man teacher in Cristobal
High. He teaches general science and industrial
arts and also helps with the latter subject in the
grades. He has acquired the strictness of a
professor, hut he is always glad to help one when
he isn't busy. His classes in general science are
always interesting, with special topics, and ex-
periments. But let me tell you that a persIon
has to be just about perfect to get an "A" 1,n
his report from Mr. Benson.
\I1. Benson is always doing something. He helps
with the boy scouts; he takes us on hikes: often
he is seen in the kayak which he himself made.
\Ve feel that Mr. Benson is our friend and xwe
want to be his. -J a0r- (.,mp1arl,, ,4,.
Miss CARRIE A. SEW Eli..,
l'niver4 ity 4, t Col,rad, .
.1/ lba, (Gro'metr, P%/v.ic. lreshima Cla..s I.i:.,',.
il-- S,.. r.l I kin.i, patient M iss Scwell- has
been for two years our teacher of algebra, geometry,
and physics. When slowlv but surely the marks
begin to descend it is she who inspires us to try.
She it is who is our companion when \ e sta\
after three o'clock and puzzle uthe xwhY's It)
our perplexing friend geometry! She is ever tair
and impartial to ever student in her classes.
And who is more indispensable to the I'reshman
Class than their trustworthy ad\ iser, Miss Sewell ?
()Out o school Miss Sewell greets all with a jovial
and sincere smile.
All hail to our "mathcmiatics wxhi/"! Nla she
see us through lmanly nimore terml-s!
-- 1lf-''t 7hir/:m:/[, ",;.
-El'izabeth 1/ /kac, 'e.
Miss .\\E J. McNAl ,HI4 .
Column s, 1 )hio.
()i. mi v rivs it .
'Fr'shnan i .!ebr. >. listorv and (.Ci:i ( s
Petite Miss Anne J. Naughten, who has been a
member of the Cristobal High School faculty for
two years, is our teacher and helper in Freshman
English, algebra, and United States history.
She is always jolly and smiling, and by her
appearance alone one can judge how interesting
she makes her classes. She is ever willing to help
us with our studies, and her pleasantness and
steadfastness have made her one of the favorite
members of our faculty. We hope to see her
here for many years to come.
--Evevn Ganzemil//er, 'o.
lMiss M14vAY ELIZABETLH MOORE.
West Alexander, Penn.
!'nivwrity 4f W\V-t Virginia.
I.tUn, .:cient 11istolry, Spanij/h.
fJu imr C/,Cla, .id:'iser.
Miss Moo4ie. the very capable Latin. Spanish,
and history teacher of Cristobal HIigh, cones from
Fennsylvania, and has been with us for txwo years.
Students always look forw ard to one of Miss
\I .... 's classes, made almost interesting Ib nuimer-
(ous anecdotes taken either from her own ex-
periences or fi om her reading. She has widened
many a student's vwcalulary, imiroxved his
enunciation, and tbroadened his interests.
Miss Moore has been the able adviser of the
Junior Class for two yeais. Ask any (of the Seniors
who attended the banquet, given in their honor, if
she doesn't know her business.
Miss \1.... has a very su51nn disposition. No
matter whether \you meet her in the hall, in the
class room, or on the street -there is always a
reaId smile awaiting you. E'ven when she finds
it necessary to be stern, we know that we deserve
it, and that when we hxave done our part, she will
do hers. /.oi, 1'i/iiams, '-).
4- i, lar ., L.oca0 t e, I,.
M I. s (./4/',4 c l. 1 /
(irccl s, C i or.ani.
ilo->.1 T .chr-' ( <.,I
i e laims a1un oNmics d otpi l It''t ISt il I,. .Lo
SiVpoo sens of humor.e /a.
Miss (Iete Pseteroso, Is e w (lconomircs and
general science teacher, is really admired for her
.l11 pupils \\(ho are lucky enough 1o ha\e this
kinds letacher declare that ti txhx wOuld like 1 flake
four years under her super\ ision. She makes all of
her clauses so very interesting that (oe hates to sbe
absent from them. Shie is always patient, and will-
ingly explains any o(f our stupid questions. Along
with all of these striking traits, I-- Peterson has
a good sense of humor.
Miss Peterson is the very capable Sophomore
adviser. When the Sophomores go to 1I--, Peter-
,son with their perplexing questions, she is always
able to solve them satisfactorily.
Miss Peterson came to us two years ago from
far away 'Colorado. She found this country (or us
students?) so enchantingthat she returned to spend
another enjoyable year in Panama. \We hope it's
not the last. -.-targaret Hayes, '29.
CLASS OF 1927.
TERESA K. GALLAGHER . ...... ride
DOROTHY L. WERTZ. ....... .. 'icc Iresident
CLARA A. MAY. ..........cretar
CHARLES F. WILL ............. Tirea
Class flower-Red rose.
Class colors-Crimson and white.
Motto-Ad astra per aspera.
"But 0, she dances such a way;
No sun upon an Easter day,
Is half so fine a sight."--
23-'24 Treasurer, Supper Club.
Chorus. Glee Club.
24-'2' Treasurer, Supper Club.
Chorus. Glee Club.
'25-'26 Treasurer, Supper Club.
Chorus. Glee Club.
"Rip Van Winkle."
'26-'27 Cl;ss President.
Chorus. Glee Club.
Circulation Manager, THE CARIBBEAN.
DOROTHY I.. WERTZ.
"So well she acted all and every part,
By turns, with that vivacious versatility."--Byron.
'23-'24 ,'1 ,I hi Chorus.
'24-'25 Pitman High School, Pitman, N. J.
'25-'26 Pitman High School, Pitman, N. J.
'26-'27 Cristobal High School, Cristobal, Canal Zone.
Class Vice President.
Secretary-Trrasurer, Girls' Athletic Association.
School Notes Editor, THE CARIBBEAN.
"A bisier man other nowhere none is
And yet he sensed bisier thanne he was."-Chaucer.
Chorus. Glee Club.
Sophomore prize in Short Story Contest.
Baseball. Basket ball.
Class Vice President.
First prize Advance Sale Contest.
'25- '26 Baseball.
Circulation Manager, THE CARIBBEAN.
Upsilon Gamma Gamma.
'26-'27 Editor-in-Chief, THE CARIBBEAN.
Upsilon Gamma Galmma.
Basket ball. Handball.
10 THE CARIBBEAN.
JOSEPH A. CORRIGAN, JR.
"He made all countries where he came his own."-Dryden.
'23-'24 Toms River High School, Toms River, N. J.
"The Gypsy Rovers."
'24-'25 Toms River High School, Toms River, N. J.
25-'26 Toms River High School, Toms River, N. J.
Assistant Football Man;ger.
French Club. Debating Club.
'26-'27 Cristobal High School, Cristobal, C. Z.
Business Manager, THE CARBIBBEAN.
Upsilon Gamma Gamma.
"The joy of youth and Ie 'lth her eyes displayed,
And e ,se of he'rt her every look conveyed."
'23-'24 Winthrop High Scl:ool, Winthrop, Mass.
24-'25 Chorus. Glee Club. Supper Club.
"Tale of Two Cities."
Jt panese Operetta.
'25-'26 Basket Ball, Captain.
Chorus. Glee Club. Supper Club.
"Rip Van Winkle."
'26-'27 Basket Ball.
S. Volley Ball.
Girls' Sports Editor, THE CARIBBEAN.
Vice President, Girls' Athletic Association.
Chorus. Glee Club.
"Whose wit, in the combat, as gentle and bright,
Ne'er carried a heartstain away on its blade."
24 '25 Baseball.
Chorus. Gcle Club.
z5 '26 Baseball.
Chorus. Glee C( Ih t.
'2 '27 Baseb; ll.
B skct Ball.
Athletic Editor, T'E CARIBBEAN.
-President, Boys' Athletic Association.
"God giverh speech to all, song to the few."--Smith.
24-'25 "Sailor's Reverie."
Chorus. G!ee Club.
'25'26 Glee Club. Chorus.
"Rip Van Winkle."
'26 '2 President, Girls' Glee Club.
Chorus. Glee Club.
Alumni Editor, 'I'mt CARIBBEAN.
JOHN G. NELSON.
"Sir, your wit ambles \l,1 it goes easily."--Shake'spea'e.
'23-'26 Gonzaga High School, Spokane, \Wash.
'26-'2- Cristobal High School, Cri-tobal, C. Z.
"Under Twenty" publicity.
TIHE CARIBBEAN, Joke Editor.
"Sweet flowers are slow, and weeds make haste."-Richard I H.
'24 '25 Chorus.
"Rip Van Winkle."
"How her fingers went when they moved by note,
Thruigh me Ibure, fine, as she marked them o'er
The i elhini. pl.ink- .. I'the ivory floor."-B.F. Taylor.
23-'24 Supper Club. Chorus.
'24-'25 Chorus. Supper Club.
"Rip Van Winkle."
Vice President, Supper Club.
'26-'27 President, Supp.er Club.
Exchange Editor, THE CARIBBEAN.
JAMES VAN SCOTTER.
"In the lexicon of youth which
Fate reserves for a bright manhood, there is no such word
'23-'24 Class Secretary.
Baseball. Basket Ball.
Chorus. Glee Club.
'24-'25 President, Boys' Athletic Association.
Class Basket Ball.
Class Track. Track. Basket Ball.
Chorus. Glee Club. "Sailor's Reverie."
'25-'26 President, Boys' Athletic Association.
Upsilon Gamma Gamma Scribe.
Baseball. Swimming. Track.
Chorus. Glee Club. "Rip Van Winkle."
'26-'27 Upsilon Gamma Gamma Oracle.
Art Editor, THE CARIBBEAN.
Chorus. "Under Twenty."
Courtesy Committee, Carnival.
H.IppI am I; from care I'm free;
Why aren't they all contented like me?"-l.a Bavadere.
23-'2-5 Huntington High School, Huntington, Long Island,
'2 -'26 Basket Ball.
Glee Club. Chorus.
"Rip Van Winkle" Supper Club.
Girls' Athletic Association.
'26 '27 Basket Ball, Captain.
Chorus. Glee Club, Secretary-Treasurer.
President, Girls' Athletic Association.
Supper Club, Program Committee.
High School Follies--Carnival. Carnival Hostess.
"For she was jes' the quiet kind
Whose naturs never vary,
Like streams that keep a summer mind
Snowhid in Jenoo:ary."-Lo:cll.
'23-'24 Supper Club.
24-'25 Supper Club.
'25-'26 Supper Club.
'26 '2 Literary Editor, THF CARIBBEAN.
SURSE J. TAYLOR, J..
"A man of no mean understanding."--La Ern-tere.
'23 '24 Swimming.
Chorus. Glee Club.
First Prize Advance Sale Contest.
'2 -'26 Assistant Editor, THE CARIBBEAN.
Tie for best short story in Short Story Contest.
"The Goose Hangs High."
Upsilon Gamma Gamma.
"Rip Van Winkle."
Chorus. Glee Club.
'26-'27 Upsilon Gamma Gamma.
CLARA A. MAY.
"Consider that I labored not for myself only, but for all them
that seek learning."
'23-'24 Supper Club.
24-'25 Glee Club.
"'Tale of Two Cities."
25-'26 Class Treasurer.
"Rip Van Winkle."
'26 '27 Class Secretary.
I W\\'R NCI- C. CALLAWAY, Jit.
"Even though vanquished, he could argue still."-Goldsmith.
Assistant Business Manager, THE CARIBBEAN.
Business Manager, "Daddy-l.ong-Legs."
'25-'26 Assistant Business \LM.m .'cr, THE CARIBaAN.
Business Manager, "Goose H:Ings High."
"Rip Van Winkle."
Upsilon Gamma Gamma.
'6-'27 Business Manager, "Under Twenty."
Upsilon Gamma Gamma.
Clara .fay, '27.
To give a complete history of the Class of 1927
would only impose upon the patience and for-
bearance of my readers, and also might disclose
to the public eye certain carefully guarded secrets
of the past. With this in mind I have tried to
relate in the briefest manner possible the most
important events of our high school career.
Our grammar school life varies, for not all of
us spent those years in the Canal Zone schools.
We came from practically every State in the
Union and on the fifth day of October, entered
Cristobal High with an enrollment of forty-four.
That year solved for us the great mysteries of
high school which we had before looked at with
awe. Aside from the class party given under the
supervision of Mis Hornbeak, and the damage
done at the initiation, there is little to relate.
The next year, having lost several people from
our class, we entered as u:i\ young Sophomores
anl. we, in our turn, found -lim\nninlr at the
.xliinsr. of the poor Freshies. Miss O'Connell
was our class adviser, and with her help, we were
able to 1i I,: a successful party.
The next title of honor awaiting us was that of
Junior. Everyone knows the history of the
Junior year-that of the Junior-Senior Banquet.
After much hard work and unririrng efforts, we
were finally able to give the Seniors a banquet
which was equal to any of the previous years.
Our party was also a credit to our class. Miss
MoIir, as our class adviser, was a great help to
us in both of these events.
When in the future years, we look back over
our school life, our Senior year will stand out the
brightest and happiest of all. Into the hurried
days of our closing year, we have crowded many
events. The Senior play, "Under Twenty" was
successfully given under the capable direction of
Miss Dodds, our class adviser. The banquet given
us by the Class of '28 at the Hotel Washington
and the dinner given by I"11, D).dds at the Old
\\ shinnhrern Hotel are both worthy of mention
and the memory of them will linger long in our
Now as we have reached the :iprtine of the ways,
may the future years hold for each of us happiness
and success, in which shall always be min._,ld
the h:iapp memories of our school l;a in Cristobal
THlE CARIBBI' AN.
EifphJ'/ieit ItI 011Insu11Ii.2
We, the Pilots of the plane Cristobal 1l;i,
School, Numlber 1927, befhire taking the air do
hereby publish and proclaim this to be our last
will and testament, and do IL I the folloNing:
'I' the Junior Class our PRIVIIEGES (to be
cherished with the precious memento of the
Seniors which we bestowed upon them at the
Junior-Senior banquet); also the machine shop,
Room 27, to keep clean and cuiet and to respect
as we have done.
To the Sophomores, the inestimable privilceie
of moving into seats tow ard the rear of the as-
To the Freshmen, the ._..ni., (mental) of
geometry class, and regrets that initiations are
taboo at school.
To the entire school, for their benefit and that
of the faculty, our earnestness and attentiveness.
Joseph Corrigan's paiamia shirt to .Edward
L.owande to co-ordinate with his Costa Rican
Surse Tavlor's convincing line to Albert I)as;
his cast-iron, never 1.. n,!id _, brass-plate nerve to
Helen \ ., r.r, .... 5v's habit of t.ilkii,, fast to
Gladvs Beers -to be used on all occasions and
especially in 1'. S. History.
Lawrence Callawav's slenderness to Frank
Kimibell and his powerful physique to Arthur
Louise Heim's rude (?; and rough ?) vo ice to
Woodotrdl Babbitt and her sweet and modest
ways to Lucia Salazar, who has already taken
possession of much of her inheritance.
Dorothy Wertz's love o sports to IE'angcline
Smith and Ethel \\estman.l
Clara Mav's shrine in the faculty to Zonella
James Van Scotter's "Big Times" tl o FoI'ster
Helen vineyard'ss vamping ways t ) Arthur
Rothenlburg, who demonstrated at tie banquet
that he could use them.
Teresa ( i(ll il.-'.s art of dancing to Fmma
Banks; her gentle manner t ) Kathryn Lambert,
t be added to her supply.
Dorothy S\ensson's hysterical wavys to (ladvs
Beers, who is making a collection of them; and
her reign in the library t the Banks-Bliss
James (ri.lcr's "giit of gab" to Royal Higgason,
whose supply is almost exhausted; and his "foolin'
ways" and interest in the girls to Robert Axtell.
Charles \ill's affairs in the office and his in-
terests in athletics to Jack Klunk.
John Nelson's title of "Madame NMarie" to
IEmily Bledsoe's opera voice to Gladys Beers.
F'ulphcmia Woolinough's Charlestonian feet to
In addition to tlle aftorelIcntindll'- goods and
chattels: The Senior i:ris Live all their good
limes, their IFords, and theli- good marks to the
Junior girls; and the Senior boys '. II! their posi-
tions in tlhe "Chink Shop" to the Junior boys.
In testimony w\hereCof, we set (our hand and
seal and publish this, our last ill and testament,
in the presence of the following witnesses, on
this 24th lda of Junel, 1927.
(Signed) S:xMIOR C.Ls..
S \ I EI,.
16 THE CARIBBEAN.
T\ ]>,,, 1i> \i t,, June 24, 1945.
Dr. S. J. TAYLOR, Jr.,
New York City, N. Y.
DEAR Doc: Has it occurred to you thateighteen
years ago to-day we were graduated from Cris-
tobal High School? According to the custom of
the old class we are all iuppl,,ed to write to each
other to-day-our anniversary day. Say, old
boy, who under Mt. Vesuvius would ever have
dreamed that you would be a famous plastic
surgeon owning a couple of large hospitals and
having the reputation that you have!
You ia% that you've been too busy to keep
track of the old gang so I'll try to tell you what
I've found out about them in my travels. You
remember "Farmer" Grider? Well, you, being
of the same profession, probably know that he is
now running a large hospital of his own in Louis-
"Terry" Gallagher is one of Wall Street's
wizards. 'Iht has the stock market under her
thumb and squeezes every now and then.
"Dot" Wertz has married the Postmaster Gen-
eral. P '.. il'l \ I knew him when he used to work
in the P. O. at Cristobal. She and Euphemia
often L'.t together, for Euphemia is the head
st;,.nigraphli.r in the State Department at Wash-
irtin, D). C. Charlie Will is the chief accountant
for the Standard (il Company. He has a peach
of a job-no work--plenty of cash. Jimmy Van
Scotter is now in Brazil Iuidlliri a hrilL.'c across
the Amazon River for the Inter-Continental
Railroad Company. "Dot" Svensson has married
some millionaire. They live in Hawaii where her
husband has the leading pineapple concession.
Helen Montgomlery is in charge of physical train-
ing for the Chilean Government. Louise Heim
has gained quite a name in the literary world by
writing a book called So Small, for which she was
awarded the Nobel Prize. Joe Corrigan is the
suiprrr iinv engineer for The Panama Canal in
their project to make a third set of locks and
widen the Cut.
Emily Bledsoe, who is now one of the world's
greatest pianists, is soon giving a concert in
Vienna which all the nobility of the world will
attend. There aren't so many of them left now.
Of course you have heard that Helen Vineyard is
a famous prima donna and is now playing with
the largest opera company in Europe. I saw her
the day before yesterday when I flew over the
mill pond in my old crate. Gosh, that bus is old
fashioned! All she can go now is three hundred
seventy-five per hour. "Lord" Nelson is the
commanding general of the Ninth Corps Area and
is living in Miniin, ia, Calif.
Well, Doc, I guess that's all I can tell you now.
Oh, yes, I nearly forgot Clara M;ay. She's
become famous as an interior decorator for the
Dennison paper novelty company.
Say, boy, I just got an offer from some revo-
lutionists down in Pernambuco to go down and
start a revolution. It's about time they had
another onedown there ai.%\waR. If it weren't
for those re ,'lutiins, I'd go hungry.
L. C. CALLAWAY, Jr., '27.
THE CARIBBEAN. 17
Dorothr S.etsson, '27.
Yet seething with life!
Romance i- not a thing of the past!
No! for here romance
The glamour of ships-
Far ports -
The tales of bold adventure,
No! for the docks-
The gray, seemingly souless, docks,
A TROPICAL STORM.
l.ouise lCiim, '27.
The heavy clouds above an angry sea
Descend and darken slowly, warningly.
The waves like frenzied monsters dash with rage
On rocks which give to them a whitened death.
And then the rain in lashing torrents comes;
The clouds, the sea, all blotted from our sight.
A TROPIC NIGHT.
Elsie Darle,, '3o.
The stillness of a tropic night
Is broken by the sound
Of waves a-dashing on the shore,
And crickets in the ground.
TIhe moonbeams fall upon the sea
And make it sparkle brightly,
And now and then a gentle breeze
Stirs the palm leaves gently, lightly.
The stately palms are outlined
Against the starry sky,
They look like monstrous spiders
Suspended from on high.
A NEGRO CHILD).
l.ouise feimn, '27.
A negro child was standing there,
A dirty little wretch,
Black as coal her eye., and haiir-
A picture fit to sketch.
She looked at me as though to say,
"Well, don't you like my looks,
If not, just turn the other way."
Her name should have been Snooks.
THE LYING JUNGLE.
Dorothy Ao SCss on, '-7.
How sad the trees in (atun Lake appear!
Their lifeless bodies
Protruding from chill waters -
How sad-yet stern.
Their dead white forms
Their hands up high
As if to point accusingly
At heavens above.
Their very desolation
Casts a spell around the lake.
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('enter: Ruth Lockwood. President; Walter Wikingstad. Vice President; Miss Sewcll, Advi-i; Fred Stewa t.
Secretary; Ramona Bliss. Treasurer;
Outside (reading book fashion):
Row 1. Rict .l -I .1 lavishs Thirlwall. Edward Henriquez. Elizabeth lMtgonrtgyo Bve. erlt- Turiner, Evlvyn
Ganzemuller. \' .1i .... Bi ... Ir Frances Sinm nds.
Row 2. Betty Bryan. Dan Coffey. Elsie Birkeland. James Campbell, Winnie Fred Jac ,b. William Nwmiiian.
Regina Colgrove, Arthur Mundberg.
Row 3. Edmund Fishhough. Maria Stewart, Ralph Cruin. Elaine Blauuvelt Martin S
Row 4. Dorothy Ford. John Whidden.
Row 5. Kenneth Maurer. Helen Logan.
Row 6. Rose Corrigan. Harry Davies.
Row 7. Victor Melende. Rita Joyce.
Row 8. Be trice Harris. Elizabeth Raymond.
Row 1) Robert Hanna, Valentine Payne.
Row 10. Virginia Eberinz. Haroldl Mueller. L.eah Frank. Nellie Berigr, Fl-ic Darley. IJoseph Davics, Wis..\ iing;t
Napoleon, Francisco Wong.
Row 11. Mabel Schulert. Juanita Schofield, Edward Alhin. Herbert Peterson. James I. -\lbin. Ruth Bank.s
Eleano- Fir-7 r-l-l
Not .. -i.. I. Robbins, Henry Steven., Frank Drake. Frances Days, Anna Fell. Matilda Hill, Ella Warren,
Lillian Housel. Helen Housel.
Shie's pleasant and good nature,
Altho' she teaches mathth"
And tries her best to keep ts all
Upon the "passing" path.
She's kindl v-ever helpful;
Her marks are always fair;
And erring students err the less
Because Miss Sewell is there.
we're e glad she's our adviser,
As such she has no peer;
And every school dax, more and more,
We're glad Miss Sewell is here!
rhe 'e.shiman C/ais.
Ruth Banks ..... .....
Elsie Birkeland .... ...
Rae Bliss... .
Betty Bryan. ..
Regina Colgrove. ...
Frances Days .
Virginia Eberenz .......
Eleanor Fitzgerald .
I.eah Frank. ... .
Alice Henter. ....
Winnie Fred Jacobs....
Ruth Lockwood ...
Helen L.ogan .. .
Washington Napoleon .
Della Raymondi .i
Elizabeth Raymond ....
Mabel Schulert .. ..
Frances Simonds... ..
Maria Stewart.... ..
Mavis Thirlwall. ......
Lillian Housel (H. S. 8)..
Beatrice Harris (H. S. 8)
Dorothy Ford (H. S. 8).
SShe looks demure.
l"Miss Cristobal High School."
Our Glee Club pianist.
SLong brown tresses.
SA "Blissful" miss.
She likes history.
Quiet and bashful.
She is seen and not heard.
An English daughter.
Tho' she's far away now we re-
member her jolly ways.
Spanish is her Nemesis.
S"Book reports due, Fit/."
Gone but not forgotten.
A striking brunette.
Ant attractive maid.
"With eyes so blue."
"Hope beameth biriglter" when
Our class president.
From Fort Davis.
She's truly an experienced
Likes household arts.
Misnamed "Doleful Della."
A shy blonde.
SOur aspiring literary genius.
Good in all things.
An eternal honor student.
A converted Balboa-ite.
A shorty from Gatun.
She surely can jazz the piano.
. She's never bored.
Edward Albin (Sp) .
James Albin ISpl
William Blauvelt (H. S. s
l)an Coffey .
Ralph Crumn .
Frank Drake (Sp .
Robert Hanna. ,. .
Edward Henrique/ .
Charles Martin. .
Kenneth Maurer .
Victor Melendez.. .
Harold Mueller .. ..
Arthur Mulndherg .... .
Valentine Pai neI
I lerbert Peterson
Martin Schmoll ...
Richard Sergeant (H. S. Si
I'red Stewart . .
Beverley Turner. ..
John Whidden. .
Joseph Davis i
Sle plays his jokes.
lie can he told from Edward.
. He has an ubiquitous smile.
"Silence is golden."
He has a crown of glorv.
A budding saxophonist.
"Peanut" in name only.
Unlike his name.
Algebra holds no perils for him.
Another swimming fiend.
Al ways on hand when needed.
He vaults lofty heights.
SA shlinig star in the swimming
.HIe has tile wanderlust in the
"Eolr he's a iolly good fellow."
A pleasIant by and a good worker.
SHe is wot "'Schmoll."
SEnglish is his joy.
Good things come in small pack-
He loves the brinr deep.
S"I was only easing you.
"W\icky" surely clan play baseball.
SWhich is which!
24 THE CARIBBEAN.
LULA MAE PULLING I Mrs. J. B.)
MINOT Co'roON, 81 John Street, New York City.
'Al sincerest wishes for the 1927 CARIB-
BEAN and to its producers. Greetings also
to those of the class of '18 who may chance
to see these words."
SCSIE HARRISON, 2600 Reisterstown Road, Brit-
ton Hall, Apt. 4-B, Baltimore, Md.
CATHERINE \WAID, 451 West 23d Street, New
HBRKE \WWELCH, address unknown.
MARY VERNER, Chapel Hill, N. C.
DOROTH lV \WEIR F \lMr. John) MONTANVE, Cristo-
hal, Canal Zone.
"Au.fin I send grL.tinly, and best wishes
(this time from Cristobal) to the Class of
I.:-, the faculty, and students of Cristobal
High. I am very anxious for my copy of
THE CARIBBEAN, for I know it will be the
Cristobal High School is broadcasting good
wishes to you and her other Alumni, all of whom
she is so proud.
h\\h. rc are you? How are you?
In what work are you?
What word for the old school?
ALICE ARLENE BALI., 118 M:l;lla Avenue, Tacoma
KENNETH EDWARDS, W\Illsi, v.. Pa.
JAMES RAYMOND, Cristobal, Canal Zone.
LINDAIE DAVIS, 336 Commonwealth Avenue,
JACK B. FIELDS, Gua(.L.;M11 Diti t, Tela,
Honduras (in care of Tela Railroad).
KENNETH (REENE, Coudersport, Pa.
HARLAN HOLMWOOD, Balboa, Canal Zone.
ALSON SEARS, Balboa, Canal Zone. *
KAT.RVN B :(OON S'TEwART, Cristobal, Canal
AIICE STII.SON, Colon, Republic of Panama.
IILLIAN Co'roN VAN \WA(;NER, 124 Elm Street,
Cranford, N. J.
AL I)OYLE, 501 Normandie Street, Pasadena,
ETHA BF.:\ I, o., Balboa Heights, Canal Zone.
CARL DUEY, Box 95, Lemon City, Florida.
KIRBY FERGUSON, Cristobal, Canal Zone.
CHARLES HENTER, Coast Guard, Room I5,
Custom House, Norfolk, Va.
ALICE HUNTER (Mrs. L. A.) HOHN, Quantico, Va.
FRANK RAYMOND, 344 East i20th Street, New
"Am still in New York going to the
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Colum-
bia University. Finishing third year medi-
cine is as great a thrill almost as finislhinL: the
senior year in C. H. S. Miss the old school
as had as ever, so much so that I must see it.
I shall be in Cristobal this summer to get
my annuals personally."
ELEANOR ZIMMERMAN, 120 Kingsley Avenue,
Westerleigh, Staten Island, N. Y.
"I do want to see this year's CARIBBEAN as
I was very anxious to have last year's.
"I have been living on Staten Island for
nearly three years and like it very much.
I am very well and am working as a steno-
grapher in a wholesale and retail lumber
company. I enjoy the work very much.
"I wish the class of 1927 the best of luck
and hope they all succeed in their work."
GEORGE CARTWRI(;HT, I 9 Boyle Avenue, lTotowa
Borough, Paterson, N. J.
IDA BROWN (Mr, A. D.) DOxYLE, ;o0 Normandy
Street, Pasadena, Calif.
MARY GLENN FIE.LS, Balboa Heights, Canal
LE ROY MIA(GNSON, Balboa, Canal Zone.
JORDAN ZINMERM ANN, 202 Walnut Place, Syra-
cuse, N. Y.
"I'm still at Syracuse working for my de-
gree from the C .ll..e, of Forestry. I shall
be graduated in January of next year-and
then to work! THE CARIBBEAN has my best
wishes for a successful year. From the
start, it looks very bright for the annual.
Give my best regards to all who know me-
I don't imagine, though, that there are man\
who do remember who Zim is."
MILDRED STAFFORD, 2702 Mitchell Avenue,
MR 5590 --4
EMMA TOWNsEND (\liv Robert) NOE, Gatun,
WESLEY TOWNSENI, Gatun, Canal Zone.
NIAJoRIE BALL, 118 Maple Avenue, Tacoma
PAt L )DOLE, Cristobal, Canal Zone.
EDWARD IMAy, Cristobal, Canal Zone.
I am anxious to see the Annual for this
year, because, judging from the comments
I have heard from the student body, it must
be a fine one.
Please extend to the faculty and student
body my hearty greetings and to the gradu-
ating class my sincere wishes for wonderful
success in their future endeavors.
.OUISE HENTER, Sydenham Hospital, Baltimore,
"I have been graduated from the Philadel-
phia General Hospital for almost a year and
am now taking a post-graduate course in
communicable diseases at the Sydenham
Hospital here. \lv work is very interesting
and I am enjoying my-still rather new-
"You can't know how I felt when I received
the Alumni Editor's card. Actually, I
stopped breathing for a few minutes when I
first opened the envelope. What memories
that scene brought back to me. I could
feel the trade winds lift my hair back over
my ears and hear them swishing through the
palms. How many times I have eaten my
lunch (what was left of it by noon) on that
very wall and even (deep, dark secret) taken
my shoes and stockings off and jumped
from one sunken, half-submerged foundation
stone to another!
"I am afraid myn best wishes may be too
late (as usual) but what possible wish could I
give with more confidence in its perfect ful-
fillment than that you should have the best
CARIBBEAN ever!-though (and I just can't
resist this) we feel we have had a definite part
in making it the latest successful achieve-
ment of C. H. S."
GERALD BLISS, Cristobal, Canal Zone.
ERNEST ELI'HRAT, 3935 Burwood Avenue, South
Norwood, Cincinnati, Ohio.
HENRY M,'IRF. 449 Home ~\enut. Fort Wads-
worth, Staten Island, N. Y.
EMOGENE NASH :Mrs. E. S. VAN BENSCHOTEN),
F. A. S. FI rt Sill, Oklahoma.
"I am living here in Fort Sill and expect to
be here three more years. After that no one
"'RKlh:irdl Nash Van Benschoten was born
at the station hospital on February 15, 1927.
He surely takes all my time so I don't get
much work done.
"I have not had a CARIBBEAN since 1923,
the year I was graduated. But I am going
to have one this year. Am sure that it will
be very good, although they will have to
go some' to beat the one of '23. Best
wishes for the class of 1927, and may Cristo-
bal High School be v\r% proud of them as
they go out into the world.
Accept my heartiest congratulations on
having the honor to be graduated from
Cristobal High School."
MATTISON PULLING (Mrs. J. I).) McCAULEV,
Cristobal, Canal Zone.
"Here's hoping that the annual of this year
will be the best one-which means of course-
hustle!-especially to beat the one of '23.
1\v best wishes for the success of your year
book, and three cheers for C. H. S.!"
FLORENCE ALBERT, 59 Seaside Boulevard, Rose-
bank, Staten Island, N. Y.
"I have a complete set of CARIBBEANS
from 1920 and I should dislike \trn much to
have to break the series. 'M\ main reason
in not writing was the fact that what I have
been doing since I came to the States is
:ii,thini that would prove very interesting
to read, for one day has been exactly like
"I remember that Miss Dodds told me once
that I should rclrtt haiing stayed out ot
school a year instead of going straight on to
college. I do. I r.vgrLt it more than I regret
.in\ rhine else I've done. I lost the habit and
now I'm at loose ends. One inl learns by
r[,ritnt., ,,II know, but I consider that
lesson an expensive one, because colllcut
trained men and women have a greater chance,
if not to succeed, at least to get the start on
the road to success. Cristobal High School
will always have a warm place in my heart.
Best wishes for the future."
GEORGE O\ .>, Fort Banks, Massachusetts.
IRENE MCCOURT (Mlrs. George) RIECHEL, 14
Islington Place, Jamaica, LongIsland,N. Y.
CHESTER PIKE, 2148 Acton Street, Berkeley, Calif.
EDITH COULBOURN SMITH, 717 Colonial Avenue,
DOROTHY ABENDROTH Mrs. Arthur) FLOOD,
Cristobal, Canal Zone.
JOSE AROSEMENA, 1209 Thirteenth Street, Wash-
ington, D. C.
CHARLOTTE HOUSE (Mrs. R. W.) MACSPARRAN,
Gatun, Canal Zone.
GLADYS LOWANDE (Mrs. C. 0.) BALDWIN, Cristobal.
MORRIS MARCHOSKEY,Colon, Republic ofPanama.
INZA I~RKH l.1, 494 Lake Avenue, Rochester,
"Mithcr sends me the papers now and
then-and by them I see C. H. S. is still on
top-more power to her, for I am sure she
can beat them all. Though I feel as if I had
been out a hundred years, I still have a
warm spot in my heart for that concrete
building on Colon Beach,
"As for me, I am the same-just as natural
as an old shoe. I work every day with the
telephone company and surely like it."
ETHEL SONNEMAN, 98 Mac-n Street, Brooklyn,
ANDREW SMITH, Box 2, Foster Route, Richmond,
"If I had a million or so dollars, I should
do naught but travel from one race of people
to another, learning their customs and
languagnts, and collc'tiing the best of their
literature. Though I should die poor,
possibly a pauper with no place to lay my
head, I should be satisfied, because I should
have accomplished my aim. That may be
utterly selfish but my soul would be content,
I believe. Undoubtedly, some of my friends
think I, as a hobo, have most interest in the
schedule of a freight or pa~s:nger train, but
I am interested in any and every thing that
is done on the 'long trail'-the planting,
harvesting, and thrashing of the various
grains, sawmilling, mining, and a multitude
of other things I have seen accomplished or
have had a part in.
"The longer I am away, the fonder my
recollections of the Isthmus. I am a Zonian-
heart and soul a Gold-Sider. I wish you the
best of success, and happiness that multiplies
itself as each year you take a new set into
RUTH HOPKINS, Panama City, Rep. of Panama.
RUTrH DUEY (lMrs. Spencer) LINcOLN, corner of
Putman Avenue and Putman Drive, Port
Chester, N. Y.
WILLIAM COUSINS, 2623 Oakford Street, Phil-
HELEN ABENDROTH, Cristobal, Canal Zone.
KATHERINE FISCHER, IO9 Sipple Avenue, Garden-
ville, Baltimore, \1,1.
"I am working in the pay-roll department
of a clothing factory. I enter, add, subtract,
multiply figures five .l.l%, of the week, and
on the sixth, I check back the work of the
girls who are short in their money earned.
It is tiring and figures are not ii ticr. tiiL'. but
Sunday are my own and so are holidays.
"Remember me to all the folks, and give
Cristobal mv best wishes for the year--for
success in athletics, and in school and social
HUBERT LEE, 2211 Speedway, Austin, Texas.
OL;A ARCIA, Colon, Republic of Panama.
IOROTHY DEIBERT, Fort Sill, Okla.
ANNIEL HEIM Mr. J. H.) BRENCHICK, Cristobal,
"I have given up nursing and am now
happily married. I wish THE CARIBBE.AN of
'27 the best-I am sure it will be a good one."
HARRIET STEENBERG(, Langley Field, Va.
FEDNA DUVALL, 171I Martha Street, Cincinnati,
IRENE HOPKINS, Cristobal, Canal Zone.
"Here are my best wishes to you all and f r
the best CARIBBEAN ever."
MAURICE EGGLESTON, Cristobal, Canal Zone.
ELIZABETH WARREN, Florida State College for
Women, Tallahassee, Fla.
CLARICE STEENBERG, William and Mary College,
Williamsburg, Va. (after June, Langlev
Field, Hampton, Va.).
"That picture with all the wind-blown
palm trees is enough to make everyone weep
with homesickness. I reckon the best way
to let you know how much I think of my old
home and school is to tell you that the height
of ambition of every girl in this dormitory
is to go to Panama, just from the things
I've told them! Best of luck to '27.
RICHARD BEVERLEY, 2 18 St. Paul Street, Balti-
WILLIAM CLINCHARD, 140 North Eleventh Street,
"Here I am a whole year out of C. IH. S.
though it seems only yesterday that I sat
in the front row of the assembly, rubbing
my luminous ivory knob sans hair, and
wishing that I could coax some into sight
by the famous hair restorer method. Boy!
those were the days, and I've wished many
times, since, that I had to do it over again.
"Now I am in the Iniversity of Nebraska
completing my first year of a pre-dental
course. Next year 1 start in on regular
dentist work and hope to continue until I
have received my degrees in a period of some
four more cars.
"In the near future I hope to see dear old
C. H. S. and I surely shall be glad to see
some of my old classmates of '26. 1 am
sending wishes for a happy and successful
year to the entire student body, my regards
to the faculty, congratulations to the class
of '27. Andi mav THE CARIBBEAN be even
better than that of '26."
HEI-EN.A )DECKMAN, Cristobal, Canal Z:,ne.
CARLOS PIL(GAR, (atun, Canal Zone.
Loi..L MIONz, Panama City, Republic of Panama.
RAlE FISCHER, 109 Sipple Avenue, Gardenville,
D)ELILAH MAY (Mrs. G. W.) PARKIER, G(aton,
\li, I i) NEELV, Cristobal, Canal Zone.
"Heartiest congratulations to the Class of
1927. May this year's CARIBBEAN lie the
HILDE(ARDE B1I.TrHE, Landham-Bouncc X ray
Clinic, Atlanta, (a.
GAY R. TL R\XR, Randolph-Macon \\rni;an's
Cullegte, LI nchburg, Va.
"I'm up here at R. M. trying to make
some kind of a record, and I'm 'working
like a trooper' and just managing to get
through. It really is quite an experience
though, and we do have some dandy times
d,,ing all the things that college girls are
said to do-and some more besides.
"I long for the 'old school' just the same.
Sometimes it seems impossible to stand being
aw:l\ from there. 1\ world still centers
around Cristobal High School, and I love to
hear of all you are doing. I hope to be at
home for Commencement. MI\ roommate
and I quarrelled this evening because I said
the two months left before I get home seem
longer than nine months seemed when I
came up. They do!
"NinTlcen hundred twenty-seven, we're
expecting great thing,, of you. Don't dis-
HELEN J. KEENE, Cristobal, Canal Zone.
"You all know what a very good opinion
I have of Cristobal High School-so why
make me show my inability to express myself
l,,..:,i,',.,'? I have seen the play, and, as
you have probably been told a hundred times
or more, it was very, very good, and I must
say that I was greatly surprised by some
I c'.ik, although I certainly knew better than
to be that when I knew that Miss Dodds was
"Before I had anything much to do with
an annual (especially having my own 'master-
pieces' published) I marvelled at the ability
of the Seniors; when I was a Senior (I insist
on spelling it with capital 'S') I wondered
at our ability; and now I am anxious to see
what other Seniors can do, but I need not be
anxious any more for I am sure that I shall
not be disappointed with the 1927 CARIB-
"Christopher Columbus! You asked me
to tell you where I am, how I am, and what
I am doing, and in all this nonsense I haven't
answered one question. Well, I am still
residing in Cristobal-in body at least.
Next, I am feeling fit for anything except
another attack by an Alumni Editor. Lastly
I am working as a stenographer for United
Artists' Corporation, Cristobal, Canal Zone,
M\ very best wishes to Freshmen, Sopho-
mores, Juniors, Seniors, and Faculty."
JOHANNA KLEEFKENS, Staten Island Hospital,
Staten Island, N. Y.
"Once more C. H. S. is to send forth a
class of which she is proud. Congratulations
to the graduating class and my best wishes
to the dear Alma Mater-C. H. S. I know
THE CARIBBEAN of '27 will be the best ever-
even though '26 was before you."
CHRISTIAN WIRTZ, Cristobal, Canal Zone.
WILLIAM COFFEY, Cristobal, Canal Zone.
Wind-swept Palm Trees on Colon Beach.
T'HE: CAR ] BI- AN.
Loitire Ikeiim, 27, Litereirv Editor.
A \1IY' I- RY
tAwarded Highest Honors in 192- 1927, Short Story Contest.)
Seven-Seven-Bunch-Bunch. Heh! Throw that
one out. It's old. Eight-Bunch. Heh! Speed
up with that fruit! We have to--Bunch-Eight-
get it loaded by-Bunch-three o'clock. Eight
Seven-Six-Six. Whose fruit is that? Six-Seven-
Joe Haynes? Eight-I thought so. Bunch Six
Six-Bunch-Seven. Is that the last stem in that
"Bring number 867 next."
Bill Harrison, a big six-footer, as muscular as an
ox, and as strong as an elephant, was th,lkii._
fruit on board the United Fruit steamerBowden,
which lay at anchor on Gatun Lake. He was a
picturesque figure in his Army pants, high top
boots, blue shirt, and big five-gallon Stetson with a
couple of bullet holes in it. He was sitting on the
rail watching the icL' r.i pass the bananas from
the barges into the hold of the boat and listening
to their conversation, which pertained to everything
under the sun.
All at once he heard the put-put-put of a motor
"Jos6, call that boat."
"Yas, sah! Jane West, Jane West, come here
and wait fo dis barge."
Then Bill again, "Heh, Al, come on up out of
that smoky cabin."
SPayment for stern, of bananas is lb.ti ed o, th number of han. s
a stem contains. "Bunch" means nine or more hirdrs,.
"All right! Wait until I get my hat-my hel-
met, you know." For Al Deering, a mechanic for
the United Fruit Company, was seldom seen with-
out his dirty sun helmet which had long sin:e seen
"Aw, leave the hat. Some day I'm going to
"Never mind the hat. It suits me."
"All right, get a move on you and for gosh sakes,
don't stop to tinker with some piece of machinery
along the way."
A moment later the squat, helmeted Al was on
the deck beside Bill.
"Well, oul old banana bug, what Vou gotta
"I can't figure it out, Al."
"Figure out what?"
"Of course you have the same thing on Votur
mind as I have?"
"About the disappearance of that fruit? Think
of it! Eight hundred stems. No stump could
sink three barges full of bananas and not leave a
few floating around."
"No, 1 guess not, and '"'.,klni of bananas, I've
heard some things about that new plantation oppo-
Bananas from Gatun Lake r ..: re brought down from the in-
terior by barges from about i. r, to about eight -five et in
ii, Ti e I ... -ry from one hundred to two tllousand five
......1. ,1 1 ,,, I I ..1 .... Tr I 1 .... .. and costly work on acco lnt
of n e ded tree in ti lae l e I 1. ', punch holes in the bottoms
Iof tle motor boats or the btrges and cluse them to sink. It costs a
large sium of money to raise a lunkeln boat. There have been four
or five motor bolts lsnk inside of six montik on ;Gatun Lake.
IlFIE C.ARl BB[-..AN.
site Cafia Saddle. which belongs to Jos6 Cerveza,
that old Mcxican bandit leader."
"Say, Bill, what do you say we go up there Sun-
day and look the place over and see what we can
find out and do about the disappearance of that
Sunday came with engines popping and boats
running around the docks picking up barges and
placing them in their right positions.
"W which one are you going on, Al?"
"On the Jane West. Come on along."
"All right. Got your six-shooter?"
"Yeh! How about the grub?"
"O. K. We have to get off at an island near
Soon they were off on the sturdy launch, Jane
West, with its tow of barges which were to be
distributed at various stopping places. While some
of the barges were being dropped at Escobal, the
two friends visited a little cantina, where they sat
chatting for a time with some natives whohadcome
in from their little farms to sell their bananas.
It was at Escobal that the only excitement of the
trip occurred. On going over to where the tow was
tied up, Al saw a man struggling in the water. He
slipped off his clothes and jumped in, rescuing a
drowning Spaniard whom they knew well as Pedro
Fraser. Pedro decided to "throw in" with Al and
Bill. As he was a good man in the jungles, they
were glad to have him.
They went about a mile to Joe Close's place and
asked him if they could camp on his farm. Per-
mission was speedily granted because Bill had
done many errands for Mr. Close.
Early Ml,ndla morning Bill started out.
"How about taking Pedro? He's a good bush
"N,, I want to go, by myself."
"All riuht' What time will you be back?"
"About nine o'clock to-night."
"Why so late and lIIni;'"
"Oh, I have a hunch. You remember while we
were in Escobal, I was talking to a subbuyer?"
"Yeh! What about it?"
)h, tell you later."
And when Bill left f ,r Cafia Saddle, Al and Pedro
started lhi. inu Bl.a k Jack on top of a milk box.
But before I,,nu
Ca4la Sddle i the only other place beride-a (,atun where I 1111
or1 any 1 i wai neede-l i thr co h tru tion of Gatun Lake. "lldi. r,
I., r gu;rl it l during war lime. It i a tout fifteen miles from
"Pedro, let's go and look over Close's farm and
see how the bananas are. This is too exciting."
"Let's go down that left trail. This section was
evidently planted about two months ago. The
shoots are just coming up. Be about six months
before Close will get any bananas from here.
Well, let's go into this section that's bearing. I
wonder why Close doesn't cut out the water suck-
ers. They absorb all the water that is needed for
the other shoots. And the old stalks that have
borne their bananas' should be cut out. Pedro,
here's one that has the blight.5 In this case it-is
best to dig up the tree and burn it with lime, isn't
"Aw, heck! Let's sit down under that tree and
talk a while. I have seen so many bananas that
I am tired of them. I can't eat bananas any more.
It makes me sick."
They sat talking for over two hours on different
"It's about twelve o'clock. Let's go back to
camp and get some dinner."
"Bueno, Seior. Vamonos."
There was the rattling of pots and pans for
about fifteen minutes-then the sizzling of bacon
and eggs over a hot camp fire. Then dinner was
"Let's take the cai uc.a and go down and explore
the dam and the old iron barge the Government
left when building the dam-that is, if the cayuca
Buen,, Senor. Pues, dame los caneletes -pad-
dles) y una soga (rope)."
"Pedro, do you know anything about the dis-
appearance of those bananas that the Fruit Com-
Pedro hesitated but a moment. Thenheplunged
with seeming relief into a long story about how his
brother, who was an engineer on Jose Cerveza's
schooner, Maria S, did not understand how his
employer was getting bananas to ship to Colon
when his farm had just been planted about two
Al interrupted the story.
"Pedro, will you get me that pretty orchid?"
'A stalk bears only I stem of bananas. A "tree" usually has from
3 to 6 stalks.
.No cure h ia been found for the insidious blight.
"Si, Sefor." Pedro began clambering up one
of the many dead trees in Gatun Lake's dying
"Here's a machete. What's the matter?"
Pedro was so much excited that he couldn't get
the orchid and nearly fell out of the old tree. Al
went up in his turn and discovered, tied to three
stumps but a short distance away, the three lost
"Come, let's paddle over and explore them"
"We'll have to tell Bill about this."
They went over and explored the barges but
could not find any clue as to the mystery.
"Pedro, let her float. Don't paddle. I want to
think a while."
They floated around :iinr im the stumps forabout
an hour. Pedro wassound asleep when Al decided
it was time to get back tocamp. When they arrived
there, they found Bill making a fire.
"When did you get here?"
"Just about five minutes ago."
"What did you find?"
"Not a thing that amounts to anything. I'm
sure the old iron barge has some connection with
this mystery. But all I could find in the whole
day's search was some mule tracks. It seemed to
me that the tracks leading from the barge were
heavier than those going toward it, but I'm not
much of a detective. Did you take a snooze? If
so, I hope you didn't dream about a heavy supper
of canejo, tapir, or deer, for I didn't bag a thing."
"Well, Pedro and I bt.iL'eIc the three lost barges."
"Yep." Then he told his story of how they had
found the barges and what he thought had hap-
When he had finished, Bill was excited.
"That fits in with my theory. Here's what I
think happened. I think Jos6 Cerveza is behind all
of it. I think he sent up a man to work for us, and
his job was to cut loose the barges from the rest of
the tow. These barges would float to the edge of
the channel, and a man would come out in a motor
boat and tow them to the old iron barge where
Jos's men would load them on mules and carry
them to his place to be shipped to Colon."
"That's it exactly. Pedro, get a light and get
the cayuca ready, while I make a lunch. When
we reach Escobal, I'll go wake Ram6n and get
him to take us to Gatun, while you get the con-
spirator that let the barges loose. We have to
work fast, though."
The gang was caught and sent to Gamboa
penitentiary for ten years.
As a reward Al was made master mechanic.
Bill refused the managership until Al bought a
new sun helmet.
ONE OF LIFE'S LITTLE TRAGEDIES.
.'urse 7. Tayl/r, 7r., '27.
Fernando strode firmly out on the beach and
headed for "N.nilrc." The morning sun shone
bright and sparkling, and each la:iiiLhin,_ wave that
surged on to the beach gave up its life joyously in
tiny twinklings. The fresh, clean sea breeze
whipped the palms and made lively tattoos among
the jungle shrubs along the beach. All in all,
thought Fernando, it was a happy world. Here
he was, on his way to town to buy that bright
new machete with money he had saved over a
period of months. Ah, would not Maria be pleased
with the money he'd get cutting bananas with
that machete! Fernando thought she would.
Ah, the store!-that enticing place of luxuriously
displayed apparel, of tempting, shiny tools, of
bright guns, and, last of all, of beautiful machetes!
Self consciously Fernando edged up to the
counter. Scratching his leg and squirming about,
he waited for the Chinaman to serve a customer.
At last, "A machete?"
"Yes, a machete."
"You wishee dis one!"
\ ., the big one on the right. That's it."
Again Fernando was in the open air. The morn-
ing was twice as beautiful. Was not life wonder-
ful? Crossing the reef, Fernando suddenly heard a
call for help. Turning, he saw a tiny child in the
grip of a fairly large octopus. Skillfully he threw
his machete, the bright, shiny machete, and silent-
ly it slid into the slithering creature. The child was
free. Across the reef raced an anxious mother and
numerous praising relatives. Their praise and
thanks fell on deaf ears while Fernando thought of
a bright new machete slowly sinking into the
ooze of the ocean's bottom.
Across the bay came a rumble of thunder. The
sun slid behind a huge cloud bank. Long trembling
fingers of lightning flicked. Fernando trudged
home in the rain.
3: THE CARIBBEAN.
Teresa K. Gallagher, '27.
(First-Senior English Class.)
Just a tiny village on an island far off the path
of ships that ply back and forth across the vast
Pacific-a village made up of forty native huts,
a large wooden community building, and a stone
church-that was Isla Sola-Lone Island. It
was buried island too, for the inhabitants were the
living dead-dead to all near and dear to them.
They were lepers-unclean-no longer desired in
the outside world.
Half a century before, the first inhabitants had
arrived. They were just six, four men and two
women. Since then, the village had grown to its
present size of nearly two hundred men and women.
Ten years after the arrival of the first boat load
of inhabitants for Isla Sola, Father O'Brien
had come. He was just a young man, but recently
ordained, who, in his unselfish eagerness to serve
God, had chosen this gruesome island as the place
where he would fulfill his duties.
It was the kind and patient Father O'Brien
who had supervised the making of the rugs, mats,
baskets, and other articles of weaving. It was he
who had taught them to read that they might pass
the dull hours in reading the few books and mag-
azines which the infrequent boats had brought.
He had never told them that the oil stove, which
was the greatest luxury of the village, and the
flower seeds which helped so much in brightening
what would have been plain dreary-fronted huts,
had been purchased with his own meager funds
from the boats which came out of their paths into
the little bay to drop their packets into the Isla
The small church that stood at the edge of the
lively stream, surrounded by palms and tropical
flowers, would always stand as a monument to the
priest who had built it. It was just a small church
made of stones that had been carried from the other
side of the island. In the belfry there was the bell
from a ship that the sea had tossed up on the shore.
Infinite care had been taken with the altar, and
the hand-carved cross was a piece of work fit for a
museum. No wonder that the good man who had
worked incessantly for those people had learned
to love them very dearly, and that they returned
the deep feeling of affection.
To-night there were gathered around the camp
fire, as had been the evening custom ever since
Father O'Brien had come, all the inhabitants of
the village. But now they were not jolly and talk-
ative. Everything was quiet. Everyone looked
silently at the flames darting into the air. Only
the cracking of the woodand coals broke thesilence.
It was Father O'Brien's last night with his people
and the work that he had learned to love so dearly.
He had been ordered to another parish, for his
Bishop felt that he needed a change after so many
years of faithful work. He stood up; he was going
to say a few words of farewell; but he choked, and
tears flooded his eyes. He sat again. He could
not even say good-bye to his friends. His head
was bowed, and with his left hand he thoughtfully
sifted the sand.
Suddenly with a cry of amazement and joy, he
leaped up and held out to the astonished group a
red hot coal. In a flash the truth dawned on them,
and all joined in the shouts of joy. Father O'Brien
held in his left hand a red hot coal, and he did not
feel its heat. He had become a leper.
Their shouts of joy turned to sighs of sorrow, for
the dear Father had earned a rest and was
anxious to return to see his sisters and brothers.
Then once again they were jubilant, for the dear
old priest, all smiles, assured them that he was
overjoyed, that now he would always stay with
his friends on Isla Sola.
CHRISTMAS IN PANAMA.
7ohn (. Nelson, '27.
On Wednesday, January 5, I attended the mo- here. Moreover, people instead of ii infl thought-
tion picture entertainment at Fort Davis. In ful enough to send Christmas cards early enough
the Pathe News was a message from the post- to pass on, let them arrive through at least half of
master general of the U. S. A., urging the public January. Presents may be expected, it seems, any
to mail early for Christmas. Now that is only one time the year through, except at Christmas.
example of the punctuality of Christmas down Christmas in Panama is slow but lastsalong time.
34 THF CARIBBEAN.
AN L'NEXPECTED RE\\ARD.
Helen Vineyard, '27.
(Second-Senior English Class.)
- -- -*
It all happened unexpectedly as most great
things do. The Panaman Government had
offered a prize of two hundred and fifty dollars
for the best developed report on Panama. The
teacher of the social problems class, in order to
co-operate and to familiarize her students with the
history cf their surroundings, told each pupil in
the class to develop a long report on some historical
hi ilding of Papama. Clifton had been assiLned a
certain old cathedral in Panama City. Search as
he v, uId, he cold not for the life of him find a
history, almanac, magazine, or encyclopedia
which even so much as mentioned the name of the
cathedral. But at last a frien i of his came to the
rescue, as friends Lsually do. He told Clifton of
the library in the Municipal Building in Colon.
He saidhe had seen several volumes on Panama in
it, and st.uEggs'-c that Clifton look there for help.
The next day being Saturday, Clifton. went
down to the library about eight o'clock but found
to his st rprise that it would not open before
nine. He waited around a while until, after what
seemed ages, the doors were opened.
He entered breathlessly and glanced around the
room. From the door all the way around the room
were huge shelves filled with thick books. Clifton
was so bewildered and excited hedidn'tknowwhere
to begin first, but he decided that the best thing
to do was to start at the right of the door and keep
seemed going in that direction.
He began with the top shelf and took down
eicrr volume, but found to his surprise that not
even one so much as mentioned the cathedral's
name. "Well," thought Clifton, "perhaps the
next shelf will bring better luck." So he earnestly
set to work. Now after Clifton had searched every
shelf but the lower one, he was a miuhti tired boy.
The perspiration was running off his face; his
hands were dusty from handling the books, some
of which had never been off the shelf since first
placed there. Oh, how his back ached and how
hungry he was!
'Ihere was jost one more shelf. "Guess I'll
have to give it up," thot ght Clifton, but the vision
of the two hundred and fifty dollars came before
him. He just couldn't give that up-so he set to
work with new courage.
How dirty they were! Each book seemed older
and more .!rimv than the last The covers were so
thick with dust that Clifton had to use his hand-
kerchief to wipe them off so he could read the
At last he reached the other side of the room.
Just a few mo:e to be searched! Hedrewout huge
volume and wearily opened its covers, but it was
written in some kind of queer numerals. Clif'on
with disgust shoved the book back in place
hard. He heard a peculiar ring and then the book
seemed to be shoved once again in his lap. "Well!
Some-hing's wrong, but what it is is more than I
can figure out-especially on an empty stomach!"
He glanced down, however, to where the book had
been and, to his uttermost surprise, found a
small opening and in it a book.
Carefully he took out the volume. How mil-
dewed it was! The cover, which had been a bright
red, was now a faded old brown. The pages were
damp, yellow, and mildewed, and stuck together.
It must have been almost centuries since the little
volume had been opened.
After turning a few pages of the Spanish
printing, Clifton was astonished to find several
times mention of the name of the cathedral and,
on one page, a picture of it. Delighted. Clifton
took the book to the librarian and asked for per-
mission to borrow it. "Perhaps I can get some of
my friends to translate some of it for me." The
librarian seemed bewildered.as he gazed at the
book which Clifton placed in his hands. He began
to speak excitedly in Spanish, gesticulating frantic-
ally, and poor Clifton became so frightened and
nervous that he didn't know whether to run home
or get the police. He was about to carry out the
former idea when the librarian detained him. He
asked Clifton to tell him all about his discovery of
Cliftn, still bewildered, explained how he had
found the book and why he wanted it. After the
astonished librarian had gained enough breath,
he told Clifrri that he had won the sum of one
It seemed that this book contained a valuable
plan telling of a secret passage into the old cathe-
dral where a great treasure had been hidden- For
THE CARIHBH 4N.
years search had been made for the priceless book
in all the libraries, book stores, and museums in
the Republic of Panama. The search had seemed
hopeless, for though several rewards had been
offered, no one had ever come to claim them-
"until to-day" thought Clifton. "I'll bet my
paper will be the most valuable in the social prob-
Cretchen W. Palm, '29.
(First placc-Junior English Class.)
"Good-night! Ding dang! Do I have to wear
these short pants and rainbow-colored baby
"Yes, you most certainly do. All the elite society
wear golf clothes. Hurry now, Alex. Your sister
and I are ready to go."
Half an hour later a rather short, pompous man
of florid countenance joined his wife, Mrs. Alex-
ander Trevaine, and his sister, Leslie, on the deck
of the Santa Marta which was slowly dr:iulu in up
to Dock Six at Cristobal. Mrs. Trevaine was
attired in the "latest" from Paris, an ensemble
which included a pair of fawn-colored gloves. (It
might suddenly become chilly in Panama! One
can never tell!) Once on the dock, "los viajeros,"
after finding their "land legs," strolled toward
Colon, through Steamship Road, where the im-
portant shipping companies' offices are situated,
and thence to the Government commissary.
There, Mr. Alex, after having seen numerous
boat companions wearing the hated golf costume
and helmets, decided to complete his outfit with
one of "them white duck hats." They were so
"distinguishing like" he thought. Upstairs his
wife, with the air of a "hardened tourist" was
veiinl\ looking for the cameo shade of Phoenix
hosiery that Mrs. Reginald Vanderbilt always
wore. On the contrary, Miss Leslie was very
much interested in the displays of colorful kimonos
and Coolie coats.
After roaming through the foreign stores on
Front Street, Miss Leslie bought herself a
Panama hat, and some ivory and Satsuma trinkets
for her best friends. I r-. Trevaine, however, even
though she had bought a Canton luncheon set,
which she said "was far superior to Mrs. Van
Leeder's back home," was quite exasperated at all
Colon because she could not purchase Ivory soap
or cameo-colored hosiery in any of the ( ','.'
"See here, Alexander, Ieslie does not wish to
buy anything more and I haven't been able to find
anything else that I want so now I'm going into this
Hindu store to buy you a cane."
"Wait a minute, Janice, nothing doing-Wait
until I'm old and gray."
"It's the style, you know! Kuppenheimer's ad-
vertisements always include a cane in the costume
of a well-dressed man."
To the Hindu clerk awaiting her orders, "Now-
a-hem, do you have any walking canes, stylish?
Yes, carved a bit on the head."
"What-carved on the head! Poor me!-When
I get on board ship, that cane's going swimming
"Ssh-Alex. Yes, that is lovely, of native
mahogany? Fine-and so fashionable; it will
look positively stunning with your suit. Five
dollars? That's pretty much, isn't it? Make it
four. No. Your best price, four fifty ? Im--um
- all right."
M.iir..hil., Miss Leslie, who had been peering
curiously around the shop, had come upon an
object which interested her greatly. "My! what
The Hindu nearby replied, "That, madam, is a
shrunken human head."
"What! Good gracious-from where? Whose
head is it?"
"You can see by the features that it is a man's
head. There are certain Indian tribes in Ecuador
who practice this custom; when an Indian has an
enemy, he kills him and presto-cuts offhisheai,
shrinks it with hot sand by a process known only
to that tribe, and keeps it as a sort of trophy of his
"M1! how interesting-and it is so small, no
larger than a man's fist, and the skin and hair
left exactly as when the man was alive-only
shrunken. They are gruesome though! Io you
sell them ?"
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"Yes, madam. This one is four hundred fifty
dollars, t',r you understand that these heads are
"Yes! I should like to have one, for I am inter-
ested in such novel things. You said that these
tribes are called head hunters. Just plain canni-
bals, in other words, I s'pose. \\ll, how did people
get these heads if the tribes are so fierce? Stole
them! I see! Yes, I'll take one."
'N Alc \, carry the cane and use it correctly."
"Holy Mses' Say, it's two-thirty now. We're
going riding. O-ho, there! Come on, ladies. The
Rolls-Royce awaits us."
"Look, folks, what I've bought. It's the head of
some poor fellow who was the enemy of an Indian
in Ecuador. Feel that hair. Just like yours,
"Oh- h- -hi.w could you, Leslie. How terribly
hideous-Ooh, I'm going to dream of that
"I said that the Hindu in the shop told me after
I had bought it, that, as they were stolen, if ever
the owner of the head saw you and knew that you
had that certain head, he would probably take
very drastic measures to get it. And say" (here
Leslie winked at Alk\i, "did you notice that dark
sinister looking man standing outside the door of
that Hindu shop? Do you know he seemed to
watch me when I was buying this head and he
looked so curiously at us when we left. You saw
"Yes, I did notice him," responded Alex. "And
I was just thinking that that fellow in that rig
behind us looked like him."
"Oh, dear-," cried \Mrs. Trevaine, "now look
what you've gotten us into-oh dear! I wonder
who it was!-Of course, it wasn't a cannibal-but
Leslie, Leslie, wh% did you do such a thing?
It's perhaps tnaid'at! to have such things in your
possession. That man might have been some sort
of detective. Hurry and get this drive over so
that I can get back on board the ship where I'll
at least be safer than in this place."
Even Leslie began to wonder whether there
might be something to the story she had made up,
for twice again, during the course of their ride
through Colon and Cristobal, they saw this same
man riding after them in a coach. The third time
he appeared to be frantically waving for them to
stop, and, Mrs. Trevaine, having such a "delicate
nervous disposition" as she had lately told Alex,
was, in reality, frightened and ordered the driver
to use all speed toward the dock.
"Back once more, ladies. Ten minutes to wait
before the boat leaves. Were you afraid of the
'cannibals' Janice ?" asked Mr. Trevaine, teasingly,
"Keep still! I was tired and wanted to get back.
None of your silliness."
Five minutes later, the "cannibal" came on the
dock, and, peering anxiously up at the deck, where
quite a few people were standing, saw the Tre-
vaines, and waved to attract their attention. The
"cannibal" proved to be a Hindu, and, hurrying
to Leslie, he explained his curious actions. He
was a partner in the store where Leslie had bought
the shunken head and after she had left, he had
realized that his co-worker had sold her a head
which had been particularly reserved for some one
else. The Hindu thought that Miss Leslie would
like another head which he had with him in ex-
change. "Would that be all right?"
Leslie agreed, and with that the man left, after
having apologized profusely for the mistake. Fel-
low voyagers crowded around.
-'My dear Mrs. Trevaine, where did you get tjat
"Oh, Leslie and I bought it. I thought it would
be so interesting to have in the house that I urged
her to get it. Such novelties have always appealed
Alex, aside to Leslie, merely said, "Bunk."
WILLIAM, THE BUS DRIVER.
Helen Vineyard, '27.
From six in the mi rnintg until six at night
\\illinm. the bus driver, makes his rounds, from
New Cristobal to the "Commy" and back-al-
ways in his neat khaki suit, clean shirt, black tie,
cap, and black shoes.
Is he jll ( iih, yes!-the best natured and
most .,, .mnri, Il..iin fellow you ever met-
always r-,vrl to greet one with a smilk from his
thick, black lips, showing a solid row of gold
Some say he is married because he is so happy and
looks well fed, but I don't believe it. How many
times a day doesn't an interested maid give
William an Eskimo pie, a slice of cake, or an
apple for bringing her mistress' packages home?
And sweets are fattening.
For several years, Rover, the large tan Airedale,
had the honor, as official mascot, of wearing on his
leather collar a brass plate on which was inscribed
in large letters:
ROVER-CRISTOBAL COALING STATION.
He could not be expected to realize that this
largest bunker coaling plant in the worli, which
coaled so many ships from all parts of the globe,
cost three million dollars and is one of the most
important projects of the United States Govern-
ment on the Canal Zone. He did know, however,
that he liked it very much, especially when the
steamers were coaling.
Each morning he would ride to work with his
master in the coaling station bus and would return
with him at noon and in the evening. Although
Rover thoroughly disliked water, he would swim,
when the launches were not running, across the old
French Canal to Mindi Island,on which the coaling
station is built.
His friendly manner to everyone from the super-
intendent down to the colored water boys made
him a great favorite. His deep brown trustful eyes,
matching his dark, tan, shaggy coat, seemed almost
to speak. Underneath that rough coat was a great
affection for his friends, at home and at the coaling
Rover had learned how to climb adeptly a verti-
cal ships ladder by hooking his forepaws over the
rungs. He had a propensity for visiting the
steamers when they were at the coaling plant,
always with the intention of roving to the ship's
galley, where he would induce the cook to give him
some scraps of meat or hone.
One after on after Rover had stopped playing
tug-of-war with Wolf, the superintendent's hand.
some police dog, he decided to go aboard the S. S.
7Tagris of the Roland Line, which was t.il.;ni, coal-
Happily oblivious of the noise of the lofty reload-
ing towers high above him, Rover hastened to the
ship. After trotting up the steep gang plank, he
was soon begging the amiable cook for something
to eat. When the kind-hearted man saw how
quickly a few scraps disappeared, he gave Rover a
fine, generous beef bone, which was what Rover
While he was earnestly engaged in keeping the
bone firm between his large paws as hegnawedon it,
the loading of the coal ceased, and the coal handlers
began to go ashore. Soon the lines that held the
ship to the dock were being loosened preparatory
to departure, but the coal handlers, probably
believing the dog safe ashore, gave no thought to
Rover as they left the ship. The cook had for-
gotten the shaggy dog, chewing a bone in a dark
corner, and long before Rover was aware of it, the
steamer had left the coaling station and was on its
way out of Colon harbor.
Soon the peculiar motion of the ship ;iffe. red
Rover, who realized that something unusual had
happened. Suddenly he ran from the galley to the
deck where he was dismayed to finid-not the
familiar coaling plant-but instead a broad ex-
panse of blue water on every side. The break-
water of huge concrete blocks passed by him before
he fully realized what had happened. The cook,
who had been extremely surprised to see the dog
appear, told the captain immediately, but the
pilot had already returned to Cristobal, and the
only thing to do was to take Rover, the stowaway,
When Rover did not appear on the evening of
the departure of the Tagris, his master thought his
pet had gone home earlier in the afternoon as he
frequently did, but to his surprise the dog was
not there to greet him. A few days after Rover's
disappearance, it became evident that the affec-
tionate Airedale, everyone's friend, was gone.
His master diligently searched all Colon and Cris-
tobal, and Rover's many friends were constantly
looking for the fr:. In. pet they missed so much.
The police were notified of Rover's disappearance,
and people were questioned for information. Many
false reports were given by colored employees who
claimed that they had seen him in various places
in Colon. After weeks of futile searching failed to
bring any clue of his mysterious disappearance,
his friends gave up hope of ever seeing him again.
Meanwhile Rover missed his old associates and
the pleasant life in Cristobal and wished that
he were at home, for his roving nature did not
extend as far as actually taking long ocean voyages
1<(,\-F ,'l H l- Rl I V R
. THE C.RIBBF.AN.
alone. Not only was he lonesome, but he did not
like the unpleasant motion of the steamer. Then
too, he could not understand the German language,
though ere long he learned to obey commands
spoken in German, and became very intimate with
all the officer-. Twenty-three danv of this strange
life passed. The weather had grown cooler. Rover
had begun to feel uncomfortable because he had
alw avs lived in the tropics. Then the liner ap-
proached Hamburg, Germany, where she stayed
in port for ten days. This gave Rover a fine opp:rr-
tunity to forget the cold in touring the city. After
srNppingi at several ports, the Tagris docked at
Antwerp, Belgiuim, for a few hours before sailing
for Panama. Rover, true to his name and nature,
was extremely anxious to go ashore for a visit,
and, when he had a chance, he took shore leave
without attracting anyone's notice.
After covering more ground than a Cook's tour,
Rover decided that he had seen enough of Ant-
werp, but it took him longer to return than he had
expected, for he was confused by the bustle and
noise of the busy seaport. As the chimes of the
great Antwerp Cathedral were striking five, he
reached the pier where he had left the S. S. Tagris.
Seeing no familiar steamer, he ran to the next
dock, but the Tagris was not there either. Then
he realized that the steamer had already gone with-
When the captain of the Tagris saw Rover run
wildly up the dock which he had just cleared, he
radioed to the master of an inrinL'iinll steamer, the
S. S. Sebaris, which, in a few Jays, would follow
to Panama, asking him to pick up Rover and take
him to the Cristobal Coaling Station.
When the second captain docked, he looked for
Rover even though he did not knowhis appearance,
his ownership, nor his history. He found Rover in
charge of the superintendent of docks, who was
\vcr reluctant to part with such an intelligent,
In a few days the Sebaris sailed from Antwerp
with Rover on board bound for Cristobal, Panama.
The crew on this steamer also enjoyed Rover's
pleasant companionship. When the weather grew
warmer and more tropical, Rover had a premon-
ition that he was going home. He knew! Now
he did not mind so much the stormy nights when
he had to brace himself underneath the captain's
sofa to keep from sliding around the room. When
the liner at last approached the harbor at Cristobal,
and began to near the well-known coaling station,
he could hardly contain hisjoy. He was at home!
And at the coaling station, waiting anxiously for
him who had made a round trip to Europe, were
his master, his family, and many of his old friends
who had just heard from the S. S. Tagris a few
days before that he was coming on the Sebaris.
So Rover returned triumphantly to Cristobal
after crossing the Atlantic for a stay of over three
months in Europe. His roving had taught him,
as it does everyone, that there is no place like
Home, Sweet Home (especially if it's Cristobal),
for now Rover never voluntarily boards a steamer.
Ethel Barnett, '29.
(Second place-Junior I-ni.ih Class.)
INTRODUeIOrlx. The kind that has no foes.
Beside the Caribbean Sea He dusted off his gorgeous shell
There is a long stone wall; Of gray and brown and blue,
Though older than it used to be, For he was going out to see
It's fine and strong withal. A lady crab he knew.
But in its holes and crevices As he came up from out his home
A race of crabs doth dwell; (A large and mossy rock)
These crabs are well-behaved and still, He heard some voices from above-
And know these precincts well. A pair strolled on the walk.
The sea wall's rather low, but broad; The crab cared not; he knew these folk,
It's twixtt sea and a walk, This race of humans, well.
And couples .,r.,ll.ne by at night He also knew the silly things
Sit down on it and talk That they would nightly tell.
He clambered up upon the walk
SHF. FAB.LE ITSELF. And gazed out at the scene,
'pon a lovely moonlight night, Full many couples were in sight,
A handsome crab arose. For a lover's moon was queen!
He was the kind that all crabs love- The crab heard snatches of the talk
Of those who ambled by;
A dusky pair strolled arm in arm
And their young hopes soared high.
"Sweetie, Hi his yours foh true,
Hi gwine to be yo' hown."
The negro maid said, "Yes, milove."
The crab could only groan.
A Panamanian couple came
The youth cried -rdently-
"Dis heartt she brreak-she loff you so-o-o,
You no say yesss to she?"
A gentle silence; then the girl
Said softly, "Yesss-si, si."
Not far from there two Chine c sat;
This lad said tenderly,
"Me washee shirtee-makee dough,
Me wanted woman too;
You wanted me?" And then she said,
"Yes, John. Me wanted you!"
The crab looked 'round him in disgust,
For many more were there,
And youths of every race and hue
Courted their ladies fair.
He had no time for this nonsense,
He had something to do--
He crossed the wall-he headed for
The lady that he knew.
But then he stopped a little while-
A pair were very nigh!
So crabby slipped into a crack
To wait till they passed by.
But down they sat upon his crack,
(They both had ceased to walk)
And to the crab's disgusted ears
There came this man's fool talk.
"Adored," he said, "I love )ou so-
Oh, darling, please he mine-
Then I shall be your 'Sturdy Oak,'
And you my 'Cli,;nii' Vine.'"
She said, "I know those things aren't true,
No Cave Men roam these days,
And to each girl you sing the same
Old, rusty, worn-out lays."
"Oh, no!" he cried. "Beloved, no!
My love for you is true-"
And on he raved; the crah longed for
The lady friend he knew-
Imprisoned, agonized, he was,
With nothing else to do
But listen to the moonstruck swain
Proclaim his love was true!
For crabby's crack had one waY out
So nowhere could he go.
He sat within and cursed the fate
That brought on him such woe.
The moments passed; the love-sick youth
Made love unto his "Vine,"
And then she (oh, these women folk
Said sweetly, "I am thine."
More moments passed; the locked-up crab
Then he.ird a lusty "smack"-
And then he saw his exit cle r-
For they had left the crack!
One moment tho'-and then he saw
The crack no longer free,
For those simps leaned their arms on it
And gazed out at the sea.
The wrathful crab w:.s nigh to tears;
This spoiled that perfect night.
What had his warrior uncle said?
"Boy! when in trouble,; i. ',
One moment he did hesitate-
One moment-then he knew-
He knew the very desperate deed
He was about to do.
He raised his pincers sharp on high,
A shriek-and he was free.
And then the ( Iri .1.. Vine's" voice shrilled
"You brute! Don't speak to me!
You were the one who brought me here-
You wanted me to die-
And so you let wild beasts attack
lMe, while you, you cad, stood by!"
"But, dearest one, it was not nme,
Spoke the unlettered "Oak"
As he pursued the fleeing maid.
Oh dear! These women folk!
The silver moon smiled on the sea-
Smiled on a proud crab too,
\ho lost no time in being with
A lads crab he knew.
Oh, lovers! ye who stroll at night
Beside a moonlit sea,
Beware ye of the desperate crabs
Who insist that they be free!
And male crustaceans! ye who seek
I'o spend a pleasant night,
Remember that your noble kin
Said, "W\hen in trouble- ight! !
U. S. ViynAoming" pa-.mng throcugh tfhe Pan -inia Cim:&
FORT SAN LORENZO.
r-onst pliic- F'reshnin in Entglish -.~,'ie
When anyone speaks of ruins and old Spanish
forts, people in general-even the average in-
habitants of the Canal Zone-call to mind only
old Panama or Porto Bello, but one who has taken
the trip to San Lorenzo and has studied its construc-
tion and arrangement considers it by far the best
preserved and most interesting of our old Spanish
The fort occupies a high bluff that extends out
into the Caribbean Sea at the northeast of the
the mouth of the Chagres River. Since the sides
-i.,.ii.- the Caribbean and Chagres are ill per-
pendicular, the only approach to the fort is from
the rear. From its highest point one commands a
view of miles of the Caribbean Sea as '. II as the
Chagres River up to its first big turn into the
jungles. Surely a better position for a fortress
could not have been found.
The whole place offers a fine example of medieval
masonry. The ruins are so ". 11 preserved that a
very good idea of its construction can be obtained.
On all sides, immediately on tile edge of the preci-
pice, was an immense outer wall made of stone.
This pr .. ri. ill insured the fort from a surprise
raid. However, should the enemy conquer tlhe
outer wall, they would still have a wide, deep
moat to swim and then another high, wide wall to
gain. The fort proper xwas in this inner wall.
Many of the bricks are still preserved d nd are held
in place by mortar as hard as the rock itself.
Only in places has the wall caved in and then
only where the weight of the vegetation has forced
it. The old covered squad rooms and guard houses
with their sentry boxes are in perfect condition,
and one may even find cannon in the position
where, probably, a fleeing army left them. The
walls of the commandant's quarters show how
royally the old Spanish Dons lived-even when
they were out in the wilds of some foreign country y.
They certainly believed in the rule that the nobles
and people in command should have all, while the
poor who did nothing but follow and obey, got
practically nothing for their work and worries.
At that the world has not changed so much.
Perhaps the most talked of part of the old ft rt
is the well in the courtyard. It is fill of water the
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entire year, and, since it is over a hundred feet
above sea level, this has been the cause of many
stories. Some sa\ that there is an underground
feed; others, that the well has no bottom; still
others claim that a huge treasure has been thro wni
into the well, and that if the bott m is ever ft.und
the finder will be very rich. )O course n ie t ofthe
rumors are true and would never have been
started if people had taken the time to investigate
the well. With iust a little energy and some shoxel-
ing of dirt that has been deposited on the flin ,)-
of the firt, an ambitious person will fin that this
very historic .II is nothing hut a largest >rage tank
for surface N\ater, as Ii -....i of the f. rt drain
water to te well. Thus we see that all rain water
failing in tlhe fort eventually finis its way t. this
huge tank, and, when the water reaches a certain
height, is drained through fair sized subterranean
drains into the sea. The reason for the water's
remaining one height throughout the entire year
is that the rainfall is about equal to the evapnra-
tion. So we find our fabulous stories are all shat-
tered and to hb completely discarded.
The questi n that naturally enters one's mind
is: Why did the old Spaniards go to so much
trouble and .nr- the inconveniences of this cli-
mate to build such a complete and almost perfect
fortifticaim n This question begins t) prey on
one's mind xhile gazing at the preci>itiius si.l<
and seemingly invincible walls. Man:- tale are
heard and many more read, most of which are
hearsay tales from the natives and otle" pe ) :.
However, it is positively established that the great
and ruthless pirate of EnglanId, none other than
Morgan himself, captured the fort an.d that it
later served him as a base on his march a'cro;,s tl:
Isthmus which ended in the sacking and burning
of Old Panama City. As bold as "I...i':.i was,
he had finally to resort to trickery to force the
Spaniards out of this stronghold. He utilized
his Indians to shoot burning arrows over the walls
to the thatched roofs of the tort within. During
the fire and the confusion l..11 ... i-,, he rushed the
drawbridges to the fort. This ruse resulted in tile
massacre of all within. ()ne can imagine the sur-
prise of the Spanish warriors to find themselves
fighting hand to hand with an enemy who they
little dreamed would ever pass the first wall.
Poor fools! Their greed for gold had made them the
prey of the ruthless Murgan. Surely pande-
monium never reigned higher.
With such an interesting history as had mighty
San I.,rtnlu, it is no wonder that it is talked and
studied about so frequently. It is strange that
people so seldom visit its ruins-so romantically
Michael Greene, '29.
(Second place-Sophomore English Class.)
Eight years I lived here before I was stricken
with this terrible disease-this slow, body-eating
disease, this disease which no power on earth can
cure, this disease whose agonies and terrible sen-
sations are so burdensome.
I first came to Panama on a pleasure trip, wish-
ing to see the Canal. I became attached to the
place and decided to stay for a few years. Did
I say a few years? God only knows how many
terrible years I shall spend here!
I especially :.niio cd my first few months in
Panama. Everything was so new and so inter-
esting; the customs of the people were so different.
Then one evening at a native ball, I met the
daughter of the United States Consul. We be-
came interested in one another, and after a few
months of happy courtship, were married. We
spent seven pleasant years together. Then came
the turning point in our lives. At the celebration
of our seventh wedding anniversary it was dis-
It was after a delightful waltz with .my wife.
\\.' had '. nc out onto the balcony and were
quietly thrilling over the beauty of the soft tropical
evening. \I wife looked up into my face and
asked, "John, whe is that dark brown spot on
"I don't know, dear. Probably only a spot of
Just at that moment our very dear friend,
Charles HBrnklL'., came out to join us. Ioroth6
laughingly told him that soon she would have a
brown husband-as he was tanning in spots.
l. .irl. looked at me, then looked at me again,
and pressed the spot on my forehead. I told him I
could not feel the pressure. His face went white.
Horror was written upon it. He l, .in shaking as
if stricken with .act
He breathed out hoarsely, "\I' God, John! my
S,'inlL' that he was LgrL.tl\ :iL'i.iti.l and feeling
great concern for him, my wife and I asked in the
same breath what had happened.
Large tears began to roll down his face; he
seemed violently stricken. We asked him a
"You've got it, John. Of all the people in the
world, you had to get it!"
And then he cried out strangely, "Lepros. "
My wife shrieked, "John!" and fell forward in a
Oh, shall I ever forget those few moments-
moments of terrific torment!
Things went black before me. I could not see.
I felt weak.
Charles tried to comfort me and to bring my
wife back to consciousness. But I did not hear him.
I had fainted away.
When I regained consciousness, I was in the
doctor's office. He had made the final test. The
look on his face told me what the outcome of the
examination had been.
\h:at could I do? What could anyone do?
No,thiLr, Absolutely nothing.
The doctor left the office for a few minutes,
during which time I began to ponder over my
situation. The terrible truth stood before me,
harsh and dark. Before, my brain had been in a
muddle; I had not had time to think clearly.
But now, thinking clearly, the terrible truth left
me paralyzed. I should be banished forever!
Banished from my wife, Panama, ter thing;
from all the world! \\'h:t a thought! This
thought was maddening, and mad I was! Stark,
raving mad! A man of my age to be stricken with
this disease! I charged up and down the office,
alternately u ringing my hands and clutclhing my
hair. To be banished to the leper settlement and
probably be the only white person there, as white
people rarely get the disease.
What a life I should sDend there!
I grew cold, and a great trembling seized me as
the office door opened and the doctor entered.
He told me that the boat left in two hours.
Just two more hours and I should start my
I asked the doctor if it would be possible for me
to see my wife before I left. A sad shake of his
head was his only reply.
How I reached the boat I do not remember!
All I remember is that the boat's whistle revived
I was on board, and the boat was leaving. A
great crowd had assembled on shore to bid good-
bve forever to the ones thev dearly loved.
Looking back on shoe I saw my wife standing
beside Charles. Charles was waving. My wife
was weeping bitterly and waving weakly to me.
I h.rlI'. remember how I waved good-bye to
Charles and the one dearer to me than all the
The boat slowly drew away. The last thing I
saw was a white handkerchief slowly m w-ing up
and down, and 1 knew for whom it was waved.
We arrived at Palo Seco that night and 1 was
assigned to my quarters. Here in this lonesome
place I weep mournfully and cry out bitterly against
the sentence fate has dealt out to me.
NOTE: Just recently it has been d-iscovered that
injections of chaulmoolgra oil from the tree of the
same name which grows chiefly on the Malay
Peninsula will at least arrest a case of leprosy,
and, if it is in the first stages, perhaps cure it.
At Palo Seco, the leper colony on the Isthmus of
Panama, relatives of the patients are permitted to
visit them once a rmnth and talk to them.
CARNIVAL IN PANAMA.
1li/dred Ba.h, '-'e.,
First in Miscellaneous Fejiure Storic.)
Mlirth, laughter, and tinkling bells! Carnival
in full swing! There goes a duke arm in arm with a
cook. Yonder, a scarlet devil is having a pleasant
chat with a sober monk; and a little farther on, a
marquise comes arm in arm with a half-witted
Plebian. There goes the lovely Columbine flirting
with a handsome sailor; and the passionate Pierrot
has just passed, petting a beautiful servant girl.
What a gay and vet ironical mockerv of real
life! Such is Carnival everywhere. It is that sea-
son when social bars are levelled and personal pride
is forgotten. One sees the rich, the aristocrat, the
diplomat, the special agent, the poor, the needy,
the white, the fellow, the negro, and everyone
enjoying equally and gleefully the gaiety of the
moment. At this time the' wealthy man spends
some of his latest profits; the salaried man throws
away his latest earnings, and the poorest, ever-
if. H'rinig class, forgetting their troubles, needs,
and -iffi. rii', in an .. i-rr to be happ--squander
their entire year's savings having a goo.l time.
Many committees work t,.. r tir r in making
preparations for the Carnival. The most impor-
tant is that for choosing the queen. She is elected
by popular vote .mr.nm the prettiest "sefioritas"
of the city. The Queen-elect afterwards selects
among the defeated candidates or among her
prettiest girl friends, her "dames of honor,"
ranging in number from four to eight. The duty
of these yiung ladic's is to help Her Majestv to
fulfill h tis t her tics a t it her in all her under-
takins during, the rein of fun. The financial end
of the festival is attended to by donations from the
National governmentt and from local business
houses and individuals.
44 THE CARIBB-B AN.
The Carnival proper starts on the Saturday
l,',r,'; Ash W\\.dnd.iay, and the fun continues
until late Ash W.dne-d,.iay mrni,,.
Duriiin,' the Carnival there are free public dances
in .ll the parks from eight o'clock in the evening
,nil twelve midnight. The dances in the various
clubs last until four or five in the morning.
The first day, Saturday, is dedicated to the coro-
nation of the Queen. On this .l.i the people join-
iniL in the festivities usually wear the "Pollera"
(the national costume for the ladies) and the
\I,11torii.I" (the national costume for the men).
A man called Dios Mi.rn.,, v. c.rirni a large gro-
tesque head, announces the coming of Carnival.
The r.rrill'. yet fa.ninrrinrl head is so very gaudy
that he attracts a great deal of attention, and the
automobile in which he rides is followed by a great
]r ..,.--i' nI of people on foot, I ,iuri-l and crying
out '.. 1 I h'l'.
On Sunday and Monday everyone wears what
he has or what he chooses, for there is no special
Everywhere these evenings one hears the tom-
toms. \N.% they grow louder-now, die down.
L'%r\hliLrc is dancing. "Toldos," temporary
arbors with only an awning for coveriln--plcrha.p,
only a floor laid in a vacant lot-are surrounded
by onlookers who clap and sing while those within
are dancing. Usually there are only the tom-toms
for music; sometimes there are other native instru-
ments with perhaps an harmonica or two.
Automobiles, carriages, and trucks of various
kinds parade the streets every evening and on
Tuesday before, during, and after the grand
parade. These vehicles are hia vily decorated with
ribbons and banners of the most varying and
contrasting colors. Serpentines fly between them.
There comes one now! See! The hood of the car
is .1,,rppldl: the girls are sitting on it and lappingg
in time to their lusty singing of their native songs
or of other favorites. Look at that large, stout
negress over there in the gay l:itrr iniiluai cos-
tume sirrinji on the back of that car with her rlog,
flowing, stiffly-starched skirts spread carefully
over the edge. Again, farther on, there is one
on which three shy and dainty Panaman maidens
sit, singing tinml'., and laughing and chatting
quietly. How pretty they are in the picturesque
Pollera with the bright, quivering "tncl'lcqui:i"
in their hair!
At last comes Tuesday, the "Gala Day." This
is the final day of the Carnival of fun and every
soul feels ready for it. On this day one wears his
best costume. The merrymaking lasts until six
or seven o'clock A.h Wednesday morning. There
is also a long procession of Carnival floats, the
prettiest of them always being the Queen's float.
Every Carnival Club is represented by a float
in this monster parade and the Canal Zone often
contributes on this day a float or two and one or
two detachments of soldiers and sailors with their
bands, which make the procession and the festivi-
ties very impressive and beautiful.
This is Carnival in Panama. As is true wherever
this festivity takes place, the slogan is: "A stop in
the vicissitudes of life and a forgetfulness of the
morrow, to give one's self away to the most out-
A Carnival Queen.
THE CARIBBEAN. 45
THE DEATH WHISTLE.
Marion Lowande, '29.
(Second--Miscellaneous Feature Stories.)
Pat was whistling. Hadn't he a right?
Weren't his wife and two babies arriving to-
morrow? Yes, the Canal Zone was safe for them
now. There was little chance" of their being
overcome with malaria, or yellow fever. It was
a healthful place, the Canal Zone.
At last they arrived. Pat carried his two
children up the steps of their home. There
was not a prouder man on the Zone.
N;L'hIrf.ll--li,erini--Daddy must tell them a
story, and daddy willingly complied with the
request. Every night there must be a story
before \lllv and Jimmy would turn over and
sleep. Was there ever a happier man than Pat-
rising early in the nmrilin-, to go to his work and
returning in the afternoon to a loving wife and
h l dillr,_ ,,- '.'. hi-t liHL: ?
There would be a slide in the Cut. Dynamite
would be set, and the warning whistle would
sound. Then a flash and a roar-the Cut would
be open once more to traffic. Another whistle
would pierce the air, sinister in its meaning. It
was the death whistle-someone had been too
slowing in getting away from the charge. At
home the women felt a fear clutching their hearts;
it might be their loved one.
Jimmy's birthday came. Besides the big, red
automobile he must have an unusually good story.
What should it be? Deeply absorbed in thought,
but breaking out in a happy whistle whenever a
brilliant idea struck him, Pat failed to hear the
warning whistle. A low rumble; then-oblivion.
That sinister whistle pierced the sudden quiet.
At home, Pat's wife shivered and offered up a
silent prayer for the poor unfortunate's family.
Jimmy wondered why his father did not come.
Why was his mother crying? What were all the
people doing in his house? Pulling one big
man's hand, Jimmy asked when his daddy was
going to come home. A tear escaped from the
big man's eye and in a voice that managed to
catch, he said, "Your daddy has gone home,
But the big man must have been mistaken
'cause he hadn't heard his daddy come whistling
up the path.
WALTER mW I INGSTAD, '30.
(Sc~ond place-Freshman English Class.)
The seniors in this high school,
As the seasons go and come,
Are pretty much like juniors--
They're apt to grumble some.
Then take the simple sophomores,
Those little bags of wind,
An'l compare them with the freslhmc.
Who never do give in.
This school is really not complete
Without the freshmen in it;
They do their work, and do not shirk,
And are modernists to the minute.
Joseph Corrigan, '*7.
Rur% paid no attention to those young bloods
who stood laughing at him. They looked fine
in their sleek, spotless coats. He, too, had once
looked like that. There had been a time when
he too had had nothing to do but play, and laugh
at the other old, battle-scarred veterans. If
Rusty cared to waste his time on these nunu fops
he could tell them a thing or two which would
make them respect his limp and his scarred coat.
In 1917 one could not have told him from one
of those young fops who now made sport of him.
But poor Ruit was on his last legs. One had
been hurt by a shell, and the others loudly
creaked as he wheezed along after his master.
True, he was not the dog he had been.
He had never liked other dogs, and his master
was the onl\ man he had ever cared for. When
his master had gone to war, Rusty had gone too.
He still remembered his trainiiu. first at Camp
Dix, and later in France. The training over,
Rusty had become a messenger. He could have
told you-but wouldn't-of his fight with the
German messenger, Roderick. If you had tried
to compliment him, he would have told you that
he had done nothing; merely fought a suspicious
looking stranger. Why should he brag when any
other dog, given the chance would have done the
He wished people would let him alone! He
hated those old woman who said, "Oh, here's
dear Rusty! Isn't he cute! He looks so oldish
"\ell," Rusty could answer, "am I not?"
"Dear Captain," the ladies would continue,
"please tell us how Rusty saved your life."
Then a lady would come over to his chair and pet
him. Why didn't she go and get one of those
.I,.II dogs. That's what they were for, petting.
He didn't want them to come around him with
their perfumey handkerchiefs.
Then the Captain would start. "Well, it was
on the fifth of June, 191g, when the Germans
made their attack. Our company had been
pretty badly cut up. We were just about to
get help when they found our nest. There were
ten of us citinging there in the dugout for the
shell that would bury us."
"We kept plugging away but it didn't seem to
stop the Boches at all. At last we heard a big
'zowie,' and the mouth of the nest was plugged.
We tried to dig away the dirt, but the air was
getting bad, and we were getting weak. Ever -
one was hurt, and we all gave ourselves up as
lost. The last thing I remember was hearing
a few dull thuds on the outside-then sleep.
"I woke up in the hospital. The occupant of
the next bed woke me up with some terrible
groans and yelps. I looked over to see what was
wrong with the poor fellow, and to my surprise
saw Rusty. The poor fellow! He was in as
bad a fix as I.
"The next day I was wakened by a lot of talking
and the sound of footsteps in the ward. The
general and some of the staff making an inspec-
tion? No, they had stopped at Rusty's bed. I
looked over and saw the general pin something
on Rusty's blanket. Why, Rusty was being
"They told me then that I owed my life to
Rusty. He had been shot in the leg while he
was briligLinig a message to us. He had dragged
himself up to the dugout just after we had been
so nicely bottled up. Knowing that something
was wrong with the door, Rusty had started to
scratch the dirt from the lower rim. He had
succeeded in making a little hole which had served
as an air supply to us. That was what had kept
us alive. When the firing had let up 'unir, a
s ,utinz party came out to find us. When Rusty
saw them, he started NIlpinL and dragged him-
self up to the door. The party saw him and got
us out of the hole. If it hadn't been for Rusty,
here, we'd be a fine lot of mummies to-day."
"Well," thought Rusty, "If I'd known you
would talk about it like this, you might be a
..t' iT"OU OIS H ,iEAlLr, ,_ .. .
MOODS-THE SEA'S OR MINE?
l)orrtohv S.:ensson, '27.
There is a feeling of impatient restraint on the
part of the elements to-night-an apprehensive
mood suggestive of smouldering passions, con-
cealed hurts. The bay is enshrouded in foreboding
ink-like darkness upon which the pale searching
glances of the ghostly lighthouse make no im-
pression. An occasional dart of 'ihlliinL dis-
closes black lowering clouds.
The uneasy bay seems secretive, mysterious, as
if 1. ,imin_ some pillaging prank. The dark sky
bends closer-perhaps to catch those low whisper-
ings and join in with the schemes of the night.
The sea is a 11i.,. i.n seemingly uncontrollable
mass of roaring breakers defiant-proud. Sud-
denly with a fitful rush of sea-wind comes rain
rain-rain, to beat and hammer those haughty
waves into molten liquid.
Flashes of lh-liiinLe seek to pierce the cloud
cages in which .n'cr thunder may be heard mut-
tering and threatening. The rumbling of heavy
rushing surf and the awful roar of breakers con-
bine to make this a night of dread and fear.
To-night the sea is sullen, angry. The tempes-
tuous waves crash blindly against the gray rocks,
which unmercifully batter them into plain, color-
less particles of water. Above are no clouds. A
solid sky, dark and mysterious, blots out the friend-
ly stars. A palm tree, wind-torn and alone, adds
the only bit of tropical color to the anger-racked
The sea is a caldron of boiling, leaping waters;
the sky, the blackened lid, from under which warm
The dark sea sullenly moves on, muttering to
itself, as a spoiled child, who has been repri-
manded by its mother, utters dire threats in a
Dark clouds dark hills and sea-and a great
silent loneliness which overwhelms one's heart.
The sea is a dismal, colorless prairie. The weary-
gray waves curl drearily about grayer rocks.
From above the ji,, ,,-.. of Fort Sherman a leaden
curtain descends concealing in its folds dank, dis-
Pearly gray dawn breaks over a sleepy ocean.
Far ..fi, one can see the crumpled gray smoke
ribbon from an outgoing steamer.
Midnight-and the moon, inmiu.f in a misty
veil of silvery gauze, watches over the slumberous
A tiny sail, white as a snowy swan's wing, glides
noiselessly over the smooth mirror of the bay.
The hav is a silvery taffeta upon whose change-
able sheen a fairy craft, skimming gaily along,
carelessly inir. sparkling jewels.
Joyously, exultantly, the sea leaps in a dishev-
eled mass. It is one of the rare moments when the
wind and sea are found playing together in care-
free, sportive glee.
Far off, one can see the dreamy rise and fall of
the ocean's blue breast. Clouds wander lazily
and i nllI.; on. The scene is peaceful, serene.
The heart cries out in sheer joy.
48 THE CARIBBEAN.
DIFFERENT DAYS ON OL'R BAY.
Louise 11,,n. '27.
Th.ank-giving Day! The bay is calm and silent
as if it, too, were offering up to God a little prayer
of thank,;i ing
The bay is happy-hilariously happy. Each
little wave is trying to outdo the others in merry
laughter. The haughty palms overlooking these
irresponsible children are condescending to hold a
pleasant conversation with the surf which is trip-
ing gaily over the reef.
The bay with to-day's exquisite coloring might
be a delicate creation of some master artist.
The water is a deep, clear blue, flashing bright
smiles at the motherly azure sky where fleecy
white clouds are resting.
The whole bay is a beautiful reflection of an
enchanting yellow and rose sunset.
The setting sun makes the bay a veritable sea
of iuld. In the background, hovering around the
mountain tops like thieves to steal away this
splendor, are black clouds.
It is hard this morning for me to believe that the
sea can sometimes be a fearsome monster destroy-
ine ~ cr\ thing that comes into its grasp, because
it is now as calm and gentle as a lamb who would
not think of doing anything rash. I think the
sea has a dual personality.
The bay is calm, gray, and silent except for the
soft murmuring of the surf creeping lazily over the
reef. A foreboding black cloud hangs above the
water like a mysterious curtain ready to descend
and hide this peaceful scene in torrents of rain.
There is something about the bay to-day that
gives it a restless aspect. The small, greenish-
blue waves seem to be captives who want to
To-day the sea is a seething mass of budding
angcr. The gray waves seem to be gi' ing warning
that if rhc\ have the least provocation they will
stop at nirhinig
The bay is anur'. Great waves are rushing in
like giant steeds at war with some invisible force.
OUR PALM TREES.
Joseph Corrigan, '27.
It must be tiresome having to stand there watch-
ing the same old things come and go. Busses,
cars, sun, rain, and darkness pass by in the same
unending line day after day.
I wondered what you were doing. I looked
toward you but could not see you. Suddenly a
light found you. I see you now, Tree. You seem
lonesome out there in the rain. You wisely have
your back to the shower. You are bent so you will
not get your green head too wet. Isn't that so?
The sun is not yet up. Everything is still asleep.
Even the trees seems weary-leaning to one side
as they do. Has swaying to the music of the mid-
night rain fatigued them so?
The palm trees are prudently holding their
umbrella tops to the rain.
I can not even see the trees; the rain has swal-
TOWARD THE BREAKWATER.
Helen Montgomery, '27.
Waves lapped lazily against the wall, as if with-
out energy under the blinding sun.
A sheet of blue glass, lay the sea this morning.
A tiny cayuca alone broke the monotony.
A solid wall of gray sky and gray sea, broken
only by a discriminating line of beige wall, with
first the blink of a red light, then of white, then
The continuous blue of the sea and sky was
broken only by the passing of a white ship, as if a
fairy ship upon a fairy sea.
Huge breakers swept over the wall, then white
foam flashing and whipping at the stone. The
spray, forming a multicolored rainbow, fell back
in feathery showers.
They loomed up in the blackness, four long rows
of tiny lights. They 'swayed ever so slightly but
enough to be discernible. They drew nearer,
rather slowly, growing larger as they came. The
shadow of the ship formed an entrancing picture
against the gray sky. It passed on into the night.
FROM OUR HOUSE.
Euph:,mia Il /oinomght, '27.
Nl;'itfall is slowly .1pIr ..whingl. A boat is
being raised in the locks in order that it may go on
its way. The black mules* wait patiently beside
the boat until it is ready to go into the next cham-
ber. Men are seen, .r.iJll,_' by, holding in their
hands ropes that are attached to the boat. The
trees in the background can now scarcely be seen,
as it is quite dark. The locks, with their many
lights, look to be a little city.
The rain is drizzling down en the lake, and as
the sun gleams through the rain, the drops bounce
on the water like diamonds. The blue-green trees
stand out against a clear white sky.
The locks this evening look very dreary. The
mules* are moving slowly south to bring a boat
through. The trees in the background are so dark
that they appear black behind the ghostly white
lighthouse. The rain is beating down with great
force on the quiet surface of the little lake and on
the smooth green carpet of grass along the locks.
The calm little lake reflects this morning a
gorgeous rainbow which dips one end into the
Canal and rests the other on the mahogany trees
*Electric locomotives for towing ships thru li the lock.
SEA, SKY, AND PAI.M\1 ON NEW
Charles Iill, '27.
A leaden sky and listless sea like severe elders
watch the fragile palms frolicking with a fragrant
Rain in silvery sheets falls with a mournful
patter on the dejected palms. The gray-blanketed
sea is quiet for the night.
With a dash of color and zest, the sea, in huge
white combers, rushes with a roar on the sandy
beach. A brisk breeze gently but firmly shakes
the water-logged palm fronds.
The lengthened shadows of the palms slowly
merge with the dusk, while the sea, calm and mute,
awaits the night.
The sun has set. The reflection of the .aifri~.l, .-
on the placid sea forms a remarkable background
for the fantastic silhouettes of the palms.
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Nichr has stealthily stolen over sea and land.
Through the Stygian darkness the swish of the
palms can be heard, seemingly haranguing the
sea, trembling at their feet in smothered confusion.
The sea, grim and gray, in its temperamental
fashion appears to contemplate a change of mood.
The palms huddle together as if sensing the
volcanic disposition of the sea and their helpless-
ness before it.
The sea, with a deep-throated roar, rushes up on
the sandy point. The palms, bent backward before
the wind, seem retreating before a relentless enemy.
The sky is still gray and overcast. The sea rets
as if gasping for breath after violent exertion, while
the palms, thankful for the cessation of the storm,
droop with weariness.
The sea, blue, peaceful, and serene, utterly
content, slowly advances to the sandy shore and
suddenly seems to smile at the nodding palms, as
if paying tribute to those who have withstood
his assaults during his more turbulent moods.
Once again the h.-iiii ful sky, the slender palms,
and the volatile sea are in perfect accord.
Surse 7. Ta/l) or, 7r., '27.
Great white waves are rushing in on the reef
this afternoon. They swell from the surface of
the ocean, tower in a huge mass of green, and
smash in a chaos of creamy white. A rock
stands in their path. Crash! High in the air
leaps a spout of white, and the spray is tossed
in all directions by the stiff breeze.
This morning I watched an interesting race
between a majestic comber and a fleecy white
cloud. As well as I could see through the flying
spray, the wave won. It is my idea that the
cloud should have had a handicap.
A changing panorama, now lighted by the sun,
now hidden in veils of rain which lend mystery
to the sound of ....i,.linL, unseen breakers.
To-day a sullen veil of rain and low flying
clouds gives one only an occasional glimpse of
cold looking spray and makes one think of cherry
log fires and raincoats.
The seas lift lazily and tumble to the tune of a
Softly as cotton peeps from its wrapper, curls
the water on the reef to-day. Blue sea for a
wrapper, white breakers for cotton.
THE CARIRPBF \N.
GATUN AT \ I GHT.
James Grider, '27.
I).ark clouds, pushed ever forward by a strong
breeze, hang over the street t,,-niht.
Now a 'srinkk, now a rumble; and
pour. The streets are running water.
Rain! Rain! Only the street lights are
during the heavy downpour.
It is raining. The pit-a-pat splashes upon the
pavement are minlgkl with the sound of steady
dripping on the palms. Above these sounds of
rain is heard only the occasional sound of a bus,
splashing its way through the water-covered
streets. First comes the low rumble of its ap-
proach, then the loud splashes as it darts by.
A.ainr the low rumble and it is gone. After this
there is only silence-except for the pit-a-pat
splashes upon the pavement and the sound of
steady dripping on the palms.
The palms along the .1it side hang their droop-
ing, dripping heads, and seem to wonder if this is
their last refreshment for many days. The pave-
ment, too, seems to give up reluctantly its cover-
ing of water as if in dread anticipation of the
approaching long hot days and steady dry winds.
To-night the broad road seems indeed a selected
way of comfortable travel, where motor cars slip
by and pedestrians walk peacefully. Yet, not so
many years ago, the Spanish seekers of Eldorado
struggled perhaps over this very path fighting the
jungle and its pestilent insects. These disillusioned
'p:ini.ird were wont to hate this future place of
pleasantness for its obstruction to their fame and
ALONG THE CANAL.
C3ara M. y, '27.
Drearv and desolate lies the colorless water of
the Canal. A dark, threatening cloud overhead
slowly unfolds into a dense curtain of rain.
Streaks of blue, silver, grern, and gold appear
and disappear as the sun playfully casts its rays
upon the water.
Though the sun is still high, there is in the air
that indefinable freshness that tells of evening
The trim whiteness of a boat as it slowly glides
down the Canal seems to have borrowed a rosy hue
from the clouds which herald the sunset.
Chameleon-like, the Canal has taken on the
opalescent color of the sky.
The sky and the Canal are illuminated by colors
blending from the lightest tint of yellow into a
deep orange, then into a fiery red, gradually shad-
ing out to blue.
To-night the peace of early evening enfolds
water and land with amethyst mists.
The red and green channel lights appear, and
the tall, massive, white lighthouse awakens sud-
denly and blinks her eye.
Iike a large, black monster a boat slowly comes
up the moonlit Canal.
(o, fjjo 1,;.!1 '. iI 1- ai, 1) uh tie Caal Leavin Upe Locks hme to Ennr te1n r M iraforeLaka
Ii-h111V .V5'' o), '2;-
Also a familiar.
[A rat-harass-d dungeon; the candl's ;L -
S ir.il, c:;azily, casting gruesome shad I .vs on1
the damp, noldy walls. A prisoner is seen sit-
ting on an old keg, which at one tiim p erhax;
harbored evil spirits. The prisoner is pale, yet
determined; his ashen face is cupped in firm
Enter Warden-"Ah, man of vile ways, the
time draws near when vou must sever vour
lowly connections with man. Kill you I must,
th,' comb mny b.ain as I may, I canvt devise
a method which will please the public. I have
thought of burning, of arsenic, of gunpywde, ,of
L ii,_'_, but n'me suits me. Si. k. ()Oh fittl eC
corpse, have vou a suggestion?"
A .ITTLE. APPRECIATION )
'7 ,/n G. X.d\ tn, '27.
There is one person around Cristobal High
School who, while nit a member of the student
body, meets with the disapproval of nobody.
This person has never thrown anyone in the jug;
he has never given anyone a white slip. There ha
never in the history of the school been an occasion'
where this person was responsible for a failure-
nay, not even a condition. Nor has anyone ever-
been expelled, suspended on account of the same.
No hard feelings exist. He is everybody's friend,
and nobody has any grudge against him. It is
quite unusual to have all this friendship. The
person to whom I am referring is-Samuel.
Prisoner (over whose face a look of cunning
passes)-"Yes, yes, I have a new and entirely
original idea. I should like to die of old age."
Warden (filled with consternation)--"No,
foolish one. One more wise crack like that and-
but--f[ill Yto( CoWness?"
Warden-"Submit him tr, the spiked mallet."
(It is done even as bidlden.) "Do you confess
Prisoner--"Never! Vo .V-er!''" (This la t
\Warden-"You are a tough customer; all
my devices seem in vain. But-hold! I have
one more -my last and m );t h)r.-ible."(Whispers
to a familiar who no.s and departs, returning
with a gleaming instrument.)
Warden (hissing) -"See this-the S-a-w!"
Prisoner (screaming)-"The Saw--Merciful
heavens! Not that --no -not that! I confess
evervt li, _, .11 rl;I _'"
Warden (with gleam of triumph, mutters)-
"It was well yout confessed -for if you hadn't, I
should have playv,' upon it."
C 'RTAIN quick!
A\ O(W\LITY "COCHERO."
lItle' .1 ou ntgo tnery, '27.
Practically everyone has seen him as he sits on
the driver's seat of his coach. His black felt hat
resting at its particular jaunty angle, on his grey
woolly head; his -li;nliL ,black eves looking
straight ahead at his prized possession, his large,
chestnut hors-; his 'ii.i stiff collar seemingly
keeping his head from drooping or turning; his
neat black tie; the perpendicular outline of his
back; what a striking figure he makes. He re-
minds one of a driver in the days of the old South.
52 THE CARIBBEAN.
John G. Nelson, '27.
Desperate Steve Poggin was a desperate man bite the dust. Pete Hankins lay dead, dead, cold
indeed. His battery was operated on the streak as the hair on a walrus's neck. Terrible C. A.
lightning priniiplc, and there was no man living Barber gave a sudden contortion; the muscles
that would court a blow from his huge fists, in his neck stiffened; then with a dving leap he
hardened and calloused as they were by cruel lay sprawling on the stairway, with hi. head
and inhuman mangling of vicious steers. He b t
between two banisters.
drank his liquor in kegs, and it was the .tr.riL csr
liquor in that county in the summer. In the Desperate Steve Poggln, seeing hi. ..rime and
winter he had to dilute it with alcohol to prevent the inenacing look in the eyes of th menri abour,
it from freezing. His heavy boots fairly shook left the saloon, mounted his prancing I.ll.dauler.
the Shonkin Saloon as he viciously kicked the and was off into the distance befor-c anI uf the
bar as a signal for a little service. Yes, through men could reach for their guns. Ihe sheriff',
and through, Desperate Steve P.ugin was a son men were soon hot on the trail.
of the great open spaces where men are men and 4 *
the plumbing is terrible. A sort of restlessness becomes apparent through-
Suddenly a shot grazed the ear of Desperate out the room. Euphemia's piano stops. Then
Steve Poggin. Ah, pity the poor unfortunate the lights flash, and the race is on-every man
whose erring shot brought the wrath of this for himself, and it is no place for a fat man-the
terrible desperado! There was blood in his eye, to- entrance to the theater at Fort Davis is so narrow
bacco on his teeth, and dandruff in his moustache. that you have to turn sideways to go through the
Bang! Bang! No, forty more redskins didn't door.
TITLE TO BE DETERMINED AFTER. MACHE.*
7ames Grider, '27. Dorothy Svensson, '27.
There has come upon us a great and national, Mache is not his real name, this little San Blas
yea, international epidemic. Shall I call it the boy indignantly tells us. No, it is Armadio Jose
white plague? Then I must also call it the black Carrido Alberto Grimaldo. What a long name for
plague, the green plague, and the striped plague. such a small boy! And what a large grin for such
The male species is especially susceptible to this a diminutive head. That same grin is a sight to
disease, although it often attacks the dumber sex, behold-it is seemingly toothless-the grin of an
especially those athletically inclined, old man. His small brown eyes shine gleefully from
After this dreaded malady obtains a strangle his little e.gg-h.ipwed monkey head when he sees
hold, the lower extremities are severely affected, our awe at his unusual actions. For what does
The shins become shriveled and ugly. Yet, the Mache-pardon me, Armadio-do, but casually
upper portions of the extremities are more directly and quickly climb a slender coconut tree, and as
attacked, casually-and more quickly ---a 11 off on his head-
After the disease once becomes bothersome, the possibly to test the endurance of his little fur-
victim is never cured. It is the penalty for satis- covered dome. Oh, yes, Mache is some boy!
fying foolish desires. Still, such popularity must A*Maih, me mn,. S ,n Bps.
be deserved. They satisfy.
After all, knickers have proved practical. A COSTUME.
Dorothy '. 27.
Just a little spot of water I ing tranquilly and
I,.al.tiill in a crevice of the road. A marvel-
ousy brave little spot of water it was, reflecting,
not the, lull, barren cheerlessnessof its surrounding,
but the delicate exquisite o.-l.r of the heavens as
pink and gold wisps blushingly kissed the sun
(lara May, '7.
Hil. fat, and untidy, Nlir, the laundress, wore
a faded green skirt, which hlun.i down to her ankles,
and a dark ,r.illi- blouse, apparently made of
curtain material, spotted and torn. An old pair
of black sandals, which did not fit her large
unshapely feet, slid on and off as she ,huffled
around, and did not cover the hluit holes in the
heels of her pink ~tockinll-.
Srse 7. TaYlor, 7r.,'27.
Slowly and precisely the diver went about his
work like an automaton. Bill Curry in his
diver's suit was a formidable figure, and to-day
his thoughts were anything but peaceful. Cun-
ningly he had arranged to survey the wreck
himself and now, alone in the great void of murky
water with only the salvaging tug above him, he
put his plans into action. It would be quite
simple; Jimmy would enter the main hatch to the
refrigerator room, Bill would swing the door shut,
the catch. Somewhat guiltily Bill entered the
engine room door. Iown in that dark space
they would find him hopelessly tangled and thus
able to furnish a perfect alibi for not coming to
his fellow diver's aid. Yes, it would be quite
simple-the door had shut on the air tube and
the catch had slipped. The rest would be easy;
he could tangle himself so nicely that another
diver would have to help him in unraveling his
line. Then Jim's body would be discovered.
Yes, he reasoned, as he slowly ascended from
the deck of the wrecked vessel, it would be child's
play. No one would ever know. And he had a
right to, although the two had been chums from
childhood; Jimmy, the lucky, good-looking,
cheerful fellow had always beaten Bill out. First
it had been at marbles, then the mathematics
prize in High School, that promotion in the salvag-
ing concern, and lastly Hill's girl. Yes, he had a
right to. He'd beat him at last.
When Bill reached the top, he reported the
vessel resting on good bottom and a slightly
uneven keel. Next day operations would begin
with Jimmy Ballard and Bill Curry working the
first shift. Bill's spirits were rather high that
night. He cracked jokes and played poker-
losing to Jimmy, as usual. Turning in early, he
slept but very little. Later- Jimmy came in.
Bill lay awake practically all night listening to
Jim snore and planning-planning.
At breakfast the next morning Bill's plans were
almost upset by little "Sherlock" Masterson's
offering to serve Jimmy's shift below. Bill broke
in with, "Now, Sherlock, Watson and I will be
back presently. You stay here and solve the
mystery of the I'nseen Hand!' The mess
broke into guffaws of laughter. Little Master-
son's passion for mysteries was certainly well
At last the moment had arrived, the divers'
feet touched the wreck's deck almost simultane-
ously. Placing their helmets together they held
a short talk. Bill, as surveyor, had the seniority;
consequently he advised Jimmy to go down
through the refrigerating room and meet him in the
engine room. )bediently Jimmy lifted his leg
over the hatch and so made his last earthly move.
Bill swung the door shut, the catch slipped, an.1
only the life line and air tube dangled mutely
and uselessly, pointing to the tragedy. Calmly
Bill went aft to the engine room where he pro-
ceeded to get wound up very completely in the
ladders and pipes. overheadd the salvaging tug,
receiving no signals from the two divers, immedi-
ately prepared the one remaining diver, little
" LI ri..k Softly the dead man's body was
brought to the top, while far below Masterson
assisted Bill in wir.i,,,_ili i his fouled pipe an I
life line. As soon as Bill was loose he gave the
signal to be hoisted. Little Masterson lingered
below for a short while. When he was finally
taken out of his suit, his pale face wore a very
The lives of men may wax and wane but the
salvaging must go on. Jimmy Ballard was
buried next day. That night in New York a
flippant young woman shed a tear and went to
a musical show--with another fellow. As far as
the men on the tug were concerned, the episode
was a closed book, a chance they all took and
would have to meet face to face sooner or later.
One, or I might say two, did not forget the matter.
Bill was looking bad. He ate little and roamed
the deck at night. Masterson wore a strange
look and was often observed staring at Curry.
The men took no particular notice of Masterson's
change, and they attributed Curry's gloom to
grief for a pal. One day a week after the unfor-
tunate accident little Masterson had a long and
earnest conversation with the carpenter. Shortly
after, Masterson walked off to his cabin with a
very small and delicate saw. Masterson's cabin
was, by the way, next to Curry's.
The men noticed a change in Curry, but little
did they know of how great a change it was.
He slept but very little and often would awake
from a doze to find himself listening for Jimmns's
snore. He smoked package after package of
cigarettes. Late at night he would get up and
pace the deck. He took, at last, to .rink. andi
in the mornings would come down to breakfast
with a hec., i1 flushed face and bloodshot eyes.
Masterson was forever watching him. Curry
noticed this one day and after that was very care-
ful to avoid him. He entered into none of the
IriLndl' little card games but would, instead,
stand in a darkened corner of the deck and gaze
abstractedly into the water. One night he turned
in fairly early. He dozed in fits. About one
o'clock he awoke from an unquiet slumber in a
cold sweat. Not moving a muscle, he stiffened
in a listening attitude. Aaah-there it was-
Jimmy's snore-Was he going crazy? He leaped
out of his bunk and flung on the lights to find-
nothing but an empty mattress in Jim's bunk.
He flung the mattress out, tore up the bunk, and
still found nothing. He slept no more that night.
He drank quite a bit from his private store.
In fact, he drank so much that he was unable to
report for duty next mnirning. The captain
decided Curry would have to be laid off next
time they reached port. The next night he was
again startled to hear that snore. It was a
slightly nasal snore, and all night he listened to
its rise and fall, too stupefied even to get up and
turn on the lights. The following day he reported
for duty wearing a haggard, haunted look. He
also asked if he might change his cabin. When
MaNI.t r,,.n heard this, his face relaxed. Masterson
spoke to the cabin boy during the day.
In the mess room that night the boys were
playing their game. \M:ir'.r~ .n was ,itti n in a
corner reaclin: a certain im.iL'./in commonly
known as a thriller. He appeared restless and
seemed to be waiting for something. A noise
of running sounded on the deck outside. The
door burst open and Curry r.agg ri-'L in, but what
a Curry!-"He's outside," he kept moaning,
"outside smoking just like he used to. He's
been in my cabin every nii'ht haunting me. Yes,
I kill i. him. I'll tell, but for-sake take him .mi.1 ."
Masterson was at his elbow in a second. In
his hand he clutched a pencil and paper. I *inur
Curry's fear as a tool, he fil:ill% wormed a full
i .ll'N..%,l in out of him. Curry broke down
completely. After that, he seemed to g,' out of
his head. "That snore him-that snore keep-
in' me awAke. \\,1'l, I got even with him."
They .I.wu,'..l him away and locked him up.
Sometime later when the tie was on its way
home, the men L..r little \I.iLr~,rni to gi6.' an
explanation. Masterson was reluctant, but he
gave in at last and told them.
"You fellows always kidded me about my
sleuthing, but I tell you it's my only weakness. I
spend hours making up crimes and solving them.
That day when both of those men fouled at once
in different parts of the wreck I smelled something.
Of course, I didn't know anything about either
of those l.,. ;, or I'd have suspected something
sooner. As it was, I wasn'" sure till Curry asked
to change his cabin. That made me positive.
One other little incident started me at first.
When I found Ballard behind the door, I noticed
distinctly that, considering the angle the vessel
was on, it was absolutely impossible for the door
to swing on him. It had to be pushed, and some
human had to do it. That wasn't very obvious,
or I suppose Curry would have noticed it.
Furthermore, the slip might have settled a little
so I couldn't bank on that. Another thing,
Curry was beautifully tangled in about three
places. Now you know, and I know that to
foul is a coincidence; three at once is too much.
After that I spoke to the carpenter and confided
in him. We hatched up a little plot. Being next
to Curry and Ballard, I couldn't help hearing
Ballard snore. I cut a hole between the cabins
under Ballard's bunk. I had been listening to
Curry moving about and I knew he was restless.
I just snored through that hole every time he
went to sleep. To-day I decided to bring things
to a close. I bribed the cabin boy not to fill
Curry's water bottle. He has been drinking
steadily, and consequently I knew he would
want water to-night. I just fixed it so that when
he came out of his cabin he'd find the carpenter,
who is about Jimn'.'s build, standing at the rail
smoking Jimmy's pipe and dressed in Jimmy's
clothes. These I took out of Curry's cabin while
he was diving to-day. You remember how Jimmy
used to stand outside his cabin after watch and
smoke his pipe? Well, Curry had noticed it too,
because he'd always call when Jimmy's time was
up. Well, that just finished him. The rest was
"One thing I want to know, Sherlock," said
one of the men, "Ho, could you imitate Jimmy's
snore well tni-,,'h to fool him?"
"I could tell that snore anywhere. It was a
slightly nasal snore, and many's the night it's
kept me awake," and Masterson's eyes blinked
at the homely memory.
S USANN E.
Dnrothy s'eesnou, '2;7.
She was staring blindly before her when we
first saw her. Her shrunken little figure looked
pain-wracked as she rigidly sat in her squeaky old
locking chair. She turned watery-weak eyes in our
direction as we entered the bare but neat room.
"Susanne," said )r. Tucker, this is a class from
Cristobal High School. They have come to say
hello to my very best patient."
"Oh, sir, no, sir," said old Suzanne. with a
pleased, yet wistful look, as she smiled lovingly at
the doctor. Then to us, "The doctor says such
nice tlli'-L. -
\\e stood around, embarrassed, wanting to say
the suitable thing to this lovable old woman who so
Iravely submitted to her terrible affliction
Finally the doctor said kindly. "Tell these nice
young people how you are, Susanne."
"I am getting along very well. The fingers on
my right hand are not treating me as wretchedly as
those on my left hand."
Mutely we gazed down at her left hand. twisted
and contorted into a hard lump, the fingers seem-
ing to have been melted and then shaped to form ;
hideous mass of brown scaly substance.
"Do not be sorry for me," she spoke as if dis-
cerning our very thoughts. "The Lord is good.
See!" She moved her left hand up and down.
"And nothing can hurt my hand. I could put a
hot iron on it. I wouldn't feel anything -would
I, octor Tucker?" and she looked trustfully up at
"Oh." she i.-llt ii "the Lord is good, yes, yes
(now gently rocking back and forth), the Lord is
good is goodl"
e said good-bye t her that litiftold woman
whose beautiful trust in (;od so stirred our hearts.
A' r n ,'ak:, ''.
\ith shifting eyes and ever pivoting head which
continually turned to cast frightened glances
over his shoulder, Joe Winfries crept silently
through the I.'.r., white tunnel on his nightly
round of inspection.
This job of night watchman ot the tunnels on
the locks was getting on his nerves. On his
first week the voices had been mere whispers, and
he had only caught glimpses from the corner of
his eye of "The Thing" as it dodged around cor-
ners. Now the voices called him by name,
mocked him, laughed, and taunted him. He
could hear them nmo. "Winfries! Ha, Ha!
tou murderer. You're going to get caught.
A shadow fell from just around the bend. Ile
rushed forward but the long corridor, warm and
damp from the imprisoned air, was empty. The
thing that got him most, however, was a nightly
performance that took place regularly at the
ilH..i..n places. lie stopped. There it was
again this time in a room about three hdors ahead.
"Mi (od, \\infries, have mrc!" A cruel laugh,
a shot, some groans, and all was .ril
He leaped to the door and threw his ligh*
within. Empty. He had known it would be.
\Was he _'..; crazy ? If he had only not left his
temper run away with him and killed a man in
cold blood he would not be here hiding. If he
could only tT another o4b. But this was the
only one in which he could work nights and sleep
dluriil, the day.
He continued his round of inspection more
nervous than ever. An iron door swung open
ahead of him. Before it clanged shut he had a
glimpse of ghostly glowing eves. Lseless to
look. IHe kIno: hle would find nothing. He
felt like screaming.
Then the noises stopped. Everything ceased,
voices and all. The silence was worse than the
noise. le crept along fearfully, looking into the
rooms and down into the pits where the larger
Into one of these pits he peered, gave a little
gasp and ihokcd again. There it was. Surelv
that was it-"The Thing" that had been looking
at him and tormenting him.
licking his quivering lips and waiting a moment
to quiet his shaking limbs, hc climbed stealthily
over the guard rail and poised to leap on that
cloth-cvcereCd back, fifteen feet below.
At this ioiment the voice s broke out anew.
T hey were trying to warn "The Thing," but he
did not care, foir thlre worl be too late.
He clapedl; shrill scream echoed though the
tunnel, followed Iby others which became moans
and then died awax.
All was silent but the mournful croaking of the
The next dav they found him--imipaled on a
long steel rod that leaned against a barrel. ()n
the barrel the coat of a careless laborer x as laid
in such a manner that it resembled the broad
back of a man.
THE C. k lHIB 1 1-N.
Dorothy Svensson, '27.
Elzabeth Hacke!t, '29.
Saturday night, M1.1% 7, Fort de Lesseps was the
scene of much jollity and merry-making. From
7 to I the grounds were crowded with friendsof the
school who came to help make the carnival the
success it proved to be.
The side shows came first. In one tent sat the
Bearded Lady from Australia, while Doleful Della
sighed mournfully in another. In other tents were
the horrifying red bats, the awe-inspiring Roman
Ladder, one hideous head'ess calf! A mysterious
fortune teller foretold such futures as to give joy
to the heaviest heart-money, travel, happiness!
The museum contained many noteworthy and price-
less objects. W h,. can forget Madame Nelsonnio,
the eccentric tight rope walker? (Certainly we
The answers to many perplexing home questions
were to be found in the booths labeled "Why \1ln1
Leave Home" and "V'Wh Women Leave Home."
The "Canisloi Usae" direct from Alaska, caused
Being girls, we can not state what was to be seen
in the tent "I ,r Men Only," but we must admit
that the contents offered by the tent "For Women
Only" were quite .nligh lit Ill
Skating was c.li-'. .l from 7 to 9 in the tennis
court. IHere rm.i. people forgot their old age and
joined with the iii"-nL generation in reii\ inmg
.1'ilk and, incidentally, black and blue marks.
At 9 o'clock the floor was cleared and the F-',rr
de Lesseps orchestra, which had been giiinlL' a
,l.l;lihtfil concert at the farther end of the
erriunil,, moved up, and soon manI dancers were
sw...inyL to the %%irl, j.i'/\ tunes of that synco-
pating orchestra. Am..ing the dancers could be
seen, here and there, petite girls dressed in snappy
little black and white costumes. f ffiL ently direct-
ed by Miss Hesse and Teresa Gallagher, these girls
entertained the public with a peppy Musical Re-
vue. They jauntily sang the latest hits and
stepped lively, while the agile clowns, Ray Will
and Burt Hackett, brought down the house.
Dainty little Rae Bliss showed her remarkable
talent in a lively Russian dance.
Lois \\ llih.mn; and Helen \ Inciirr received
much applause for their excellent interpretation
of the songs which they sang. Two lovely violin
renditions by Albert Days charmed the attentive
Anita Rankin and Ruben Arcia, dressed in the
national costumes of Panama made a rare couple
as they whirled and dipped gracefully to the tune
After a hotly-contested battle, Nellie Berger
emerged victorious with over a thousand votes,
and was triumphantly acclaimed "Miss Cristobal
At the refreshment booth, boys, noisily shout-
ing, entreated one to refresh one's self with cooling
drinks, candy, cakes, and-hot dogs!!!
Though the students, faculty, and public in
general are greatly rn'lspn..ilhl for the success of
our u.il. ci. Illig, it is to the personnel of Fort de
Lesseps that most of our success should be
VIVA! IF )RT DE .1- SSI- PS
Louise 7. HMack, '2y.
"Under Twenty" was an outstanding success
of which Cristobal High School is very proud.
Each year the Senior Class Plays continue to im-
prove until it seems that "Under Twenty," one
of the cleverest comedies ever presented by our
high school, has reached the highest excellence.
Our invaluable I rni;i;.-, Miss Dodds, used
her customary discernment in selecting a comedy
that was best adapted to the abilities of the senior
students. It was also I\l- Dodds who coached
the characters so perfectly and supervised the
entire performance. It was, in a great measure,
a result of her discrimination and effort that the
play was so well acted that it seemed to have
been written for those who portrayed the char-
The central figure of this delightful three-act
comedy of a modern family is captivating Peeks,
the younger daughter of Mr. Farnum, who pro-
fesses to be bankrupt in order to check his family's
extravagance. In spite of -il. liiri ., Peeks
arranges circumstances so that Grace, her elder
sister, can '\l.rry Money" in the person of
Donald, who has struck oil The day before
Grace's marriage to Donald, the Farnums
discover to their dismay that Ted, the suitor
whom Grace really loves, has inherited millions.
Infallible Peeks urges Ted to elope with Grace
while she succeeds in pacifying frustrated Donald
by marrying him herself.
Surse Taylor, as the head of the Farnum family,
was exceptionally proficient. He was not only
a good business man, but acted very well the role
of a loving father.
Peeks, upon whom rested largely the respon-
sibility for the play, although she was called the
baby of the family, was admirably portrayed by
Dorothy Wertz. Her natural charm and viva-
city endeared her immediately to the audience.
James Grider, representing Donald Brown,
deserves much praise for the sincere manner in
which he interpreted the leading role. His
manliness and force of character gave strength
to his acting.
Helen Montgomery was most attractive as
Grace Farnum, though not as severe as an elder
sister might be. Her costumes, although not
quite as stunning as those of Diana, a rich vamp
who attempted to marry Donald, were very
In the character of Diana, which was pictured
to perfection, Helen Vineyard exhibited all the
scheming qualities of a vamp with hbautiful
features and tine clothes.
The part of Mrs. Farnum was taken by Emily
I,.. ...... No one could have filled better than
she did the part of an hysterical, extravagant
Ted Rutherford was very well portrayed bv
James Van Scotter, whose good looks and pleasant
manner made him well liked on both sides of the
Charles Will in the role of Bill Boyd, the list
less night watchman, and Clara May, portraying
the faithful vet domineering old servant, Rannie,
supplied amusing side comedy.
The plot of "l'nder Twenty" was most divert-
ing, crammed with rapid action and exciting
situations. The conversation of the characters,
which was spirited and Ihumrous, was spiced with
clever remarks delivered with ease and assurance.
The beautiful costumes of the actors combined
with the artistic arrangement of the stage prop-
erties contributed a note of elegance and refine-
ment to the home-like atmosphere.
Taking the performance as a whole, the produc-
tion of "L'nder Twenty" was an in i, ill fine
amateur achievement meriting the unanimous
applause which it received.
THI 1 PIACIF AND TIME.
Act I. Sun parlor of the Iarnum home at Sea.-sweep, Long
Islain., on a summer afternoon.
Act II. Scene I. The same place in the evening of the s une
Scene I. The same place on an afrernooi a month
Act. Ill. R nnic's orni I iter rtIt evening.
BJ I -- -
Act I. "But how can I keep down the ,ill., if I can never
find out how high up they are?"
"You said you'd go diving-in the deep blue sea."
Act II. Scere I. "That sneak thief must be in here some-
"Well, if you can't take care of yourself
with the women, nobody can help you."
Scene II. "There's nothing so pathetic as a wedding
"Well, ma'am, it will he like skinning a cat
to lock that one up."
Act III. "You mean you want to marry me to make yourself
"No second-hand wedding presents for me!"
(In the order in which they appear.)
Ida Fmrnum-who is not an expert accountant...........
Grace Farnum-who likes money better than she can count
it ...... ....... ..... ........ HELEN MONTGOMERY
Peeks Farnum-who is tired of being the baby.............
Bozo-whose nose knows...... ............HIMSELF
Rannie-who has her own ideais................CLARA MAY
Rus ell I;.rnum-wlho i. not bankrupt...... SURSE TAYLOR
Bill Boyd-who w :s in the Army .......... CHARLES WILL
Diana Edgerton-who knows her business..HELEN VINEYARD
Ted Rutherford-who is interested in chicle-and Grace....
JAMES VAN SCOTTER
Donald Brown-who is caught between the deep blue sea
:nd--Di n.i .... .......... JAMES GRIDER
I.AWREKCE C. CALLAWAY, JR., Business Manager.
JosEPH CORKIGAN, A.ssistant Business Manager.
DOROrTH SVENSSON, Prompter.
Elt 'HEMIA \WooLNorGH, Alusic Committee.
I s-l l HeIM and JOHS NELSOS, Publicity Committee.
ANE J. McNAC GHTEN- and TERESA GALLAGHER, Costumes.
i).,' L. WIertz, '27.
Chaperoncs: \lr. and Mlr-. Frank Mack, Mr.
E. S. 11.ii.'i irran.
C(mmmittee in Charge: Teresa Gallagher;
Dorothy I.. Wertz, Charles Will, and Jack Klunk.
On J.iiii.ir\ 7, the staff cf THE CARIBBEAN
gave a I'1'i" at the Masonic Temple. "The
CIl. Li.iti.." an orchestra made up ofhigh school
students under the leadership of Mr. Seiler, fur-
nished excellent music. Besides the faculty,
the alumni, and members of the student body, a
few friends had been invited. Those present are
unanimous in Ir,, I.imring it one of the outstand-
;JL' social events of the year.
Louise Heim, '27.
Emma Banks, '28.
One bright November morning, Cristobal
High School students were confronted by strange
hieroglyphics on the blackboard in the assembly
room. The curious (in other words, one and all I
fi nally managed to decipher that exceedingly queer
cssagec, which revealed that the class of went -
seven was giving a queer party on the nineteen th
of November, nineteen hundred and twenty-six.
On that night there gathered at the Masonic
Temple a motley crowd, representing every
walk in life from the Puritan to the gaudy
flapper. During the grand marLh, Mr. Arthur
Mundllerg, as a sailor boy, and Miss Winnie I:rced
Jacobs, who looked like Peter Pan himself, ani
the prizes for best costumes. We may add that
a tall slim maiden, Mister-ah-er-Miss Jhn
Nelson attracted no little attention.
Due to the kindly thoughtfulness of the enter-
tainment committee every one was enabled to
show his or her dramatic ability in a game of
stunts. Much enjoyment also was derived from
various other games. Instructions were given
to shake hands with everyone present to try to
find out who had the dime; some chewed the
string; while others endeavored to undo hands
tied in a puzzling style.
About nine-thirty Dwyer's orchestra and deli-
cious refreshments were welcomed by all, and
the revelers danced the rest of the evening away.
Gladys Beers, '28.
Royal Higgason, '28.
Friday, December 17th, the Junior Class gave
their annual party at the Y. W. C. A., entertain-
ing the faculty, students, and alumni. Being on
the last day prior to Christmas vacation, our
party was made a Christmas affair. To suit
the occasion, every one brought a present. Then,
later, Santa Claus, on his arrival, distributed
the gifts among hi children. (Fr.ryvnr was a
child that night.)
Dancing followed, the music being furnished
li the Fort DeLesseps orchestra. Refreshments
were then served, after which dancing continued
until eleven o'clock, when everyone gathered
around the piano and sang our Alma Mater song
and wished t %er, one else a Merry Christmas.
Thus ended the evening for the many joy makers.
THE SOPHOMORE PARTY.
Vita Lyew, '29.
(Chaperones: Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Palm and Mr. and Mrs.
J. B. Coman.)
The Sophomores of C. H. S. had their party
the fourth of March, 1927, at the Y. W. C. A.
The first part of the evening was spent in a treas-
ure-hunt, which took the students four blocks
away from the Y. W. C. A. Joe Corrigan, '27,
found the treasure, a five dollar I-,.1.1 piece, which
was in an alabaster box behind the piano. He
deserved the prize, for he certainly worked hard.
On the whole, the hunt was enjoyed by everyone.
The hall was decorated with serpentines, and
confetti was distributed to the students, which
gave a touch cf carnival to the party.
When the orchestra tuned up at nine, the danc-
ing began. The music was alluring, the floor
wonderful, the hall spacious, and the evening cool
as it always is in the tropics. What else could the
dancers crave! Refreshments were served through-
out the evening.
THE FRESHMAN PARTY.
Rosemary Keene, '29.
(Chaperones: Mrs. G. H. Boomer and Mr I. I.. Bo.)
As amateurs, the Freshmen were quite success-
ful in giving an enjoyable party on Friday evening,
April 22, 1927, at the Y. W. C. A.
'Ihe auditorium was gayly lighted and was dec-
orated with large palm leaves which were arrayed
around the walls of the room. All enjoyed d.lanrin
to the music furnished by an excellent orchestra.
Early in the evening, cake was served and also
cool punch, which was eagerly received by the hot
and thirsty dancers.
During the course of the evening there were
numerous tag-dances, a string dance, and manv
others. At eleven o'clock, the party was closed
by singing our school song, and all left with gaiety
befitting the close of the last school party of the year.
THE SUPPER CLL'B.
Ethel Ifeslnian, 'J2S.
President, Er'PHEIMIA \OOLNoI G(H.
'ice President, ZNE.LLA BLss.
Secretary, EMILY GRIDER
Treasurer, EMMA BASKS.
On the evening of the second Friday of every
month, the Y. W. C. A. is the meeting place of the
Supper Club. Business is conducted during the
earlier part of the evening, and plans are made
for future activities of the club. Miss Euphemia
Woolnough, the president, presides, assisted by
Miss Dodds, Miss MacGillivrav and \Mri Grune-
wald. (\i.- Dodds, the club's adviser from its
beginning, has resigned, to the deep regret of all
the members.) After the reading of the minutes
reports are made by the various committees, and
After the business :iL'. rl.ri is ended, the mem-
bers proceed to the long table and grace is said.
The members of the various high school classes
take turns cooking and serving the meals. Sing-
ing and laughter are abundant. School songs are
in full swing and everyone participates.
After a brief social period, all depart for other
That the club is both interesting and popular is
evidenced by the fact that forty-seven eirl, of the
sixty-:;ighr attending hiuh school this year belong
MOTHERS' AND DAl I ; rl F R,' BANQUET.
.dair Tayrlr, '29.
Saturday the fourteenth of May, one hundred
and fifty mothers and daughters attended the
Mothers' and Daughters' Banquet. The decor-
ations were in pink and blue. Each mother
and each |atuhrt r wore a little (ld-fashioned
paper cap tied with a blue crepe paper streamer.
After an enjoyable dinner at which our boys
shone as waiters, the pr,.Lr.inlllli was given.
1.i- Euphemia Woolnough was toast mistress
and filled the office very capably. Mrs. William
H. Sperry gave a most interesting talk on -"'Ir h-
ers of Yesterday," Mrs. H. I,. Phillips on "Girls
of To-day" and Mrs. G. H. Boomer on '\1 .thcr
of To-morrow." Gladys Beers sang "Little
\lirhcer O' Mine." Helen M.nrrg..-inrt Aloha
Slocum, and Emily Grider, who are interested
in Supper Club and Girl Reserves, gave interest-
ing talks on Mothers, a theme that can never
When the pr..g.:lnim. was over, each girl had
a thoughtful look on her face as if she had
resolved to be to her mother a better "chum in
joy and comrade in distress," for after all who
can get along without mother!
60 THE CARIBBEAN.
THE HIGH SCH( J) <. ( RCIIHSTRA.
Robert .xtell, '2S.
fack Kilnnk, '2S.
'I he I'ihl school orchestra represents one end
.f C. H. S.'s musical talent. It is present when-
ever the high school requires music of quantity
and quality combined. Not content with play-
ing the cheap jazz of our modern :12,-, this or-
ganization is frequently heard at banquets, or at
the school's presentations of dramatic art, as, for
instance, the latest pr'-Iductiii n, "Under Twenty."
I her- are just enough in number for a small
theater orchestra. This thriving .'.'une sym-
phony boasts as its able director, the well-known
Mr.. Baker. Under the rule of her agile baton
are the piano, seven violins, two trumpets, two
saxophones, and a clarinet.
Every Tuesday afternoon, this group r.il,. be
heard I.trinII the iurrnuundirin atmosphere in
vibration. Most of us are unable to tell the
IIffirc.-n.' between music and noise according to
\li'. LAll's definition, but we can very easily
hear the .liff',r ni i when listening to our orchestra.
We are ready to give thanks to the Irganiii/.i th
and its members, for the help it has rendered the
school and community. We sincerely hope that
it mn'. be as successful next year as it is the present
BOYS' GLEE CLUB.
Donald Pohle, '29.
The Boys' Glee Club, asone of the school organi-
zations, was started with high interest at the be-
ginning of the school year of 1926-1927.
We were fortunate in having as a leader Mliss
Hesse, for she has had previous experience with
In all of the preceding years the accompani-
ments had been furnished by a lady pianist, but
finding one of the members well fitted to carry on
the work, the club this year elected Morris Luce.
Each member of the Glee Club is also a regular
member of the chorus led by Mrs. Baker, and
though interest has fallen until ,nlv eight mem-
bers are left, we still meet every Thursday at
three o'clock to sing the many songs learned and
to learn new ones equally as good as the former
Gretchen W. Palm, '29.
Chorus, under the capable and enterprising
direction of Mrs. E. S. Baker (formerly our Miss
Currier), has been both pleasant and instructional.
There were some eighty students enrolled this
year-many of them for the love of the music
rather than for the credit. The chief undertaking
of the year was the learning and memorizing of
"The Rose Maiden," a very beautiful cantata by
Fred Cowen. Mrs. Baker has for seven years
been the director of the C. H. S. chorus and has
earnestly tried to instill into us some of that music
which is a part of her and of which she is a part.
GIRLS' GLEE CLUB.
Ethel Barnett, '2p.
On Wednesday, after school, the Girls' Glee
Club demonstrates its talents. The harmony of
these aspiring warblers is not always "heavenly,"
and many are the discords that clash on the long-
suffering MKs Hesse's ears.
Glee Club, however, boasts several "golden
throats" and when these are melodiously combined
with the less valuable vocal chords, the sound is
not .a/;a:tv. objectionable. Almost ;very year the
public is allowed to hear these songsters. On the
whole it is an institution creditable to C. H. S.
LcnL live the Girls' Glee Club.
THE CARIBBEAN. 61
Never has there been a more successful Junior-
Senior Banquet in Cristobal High School than
the one Friday evening, June third, at which the
members of the class of 1928 were hosts to the
class of 1927, the faculty, and Mr. and Mrs.
V. E. Seller. Those present-forty-three in all-
were seated at a huge square U table in the Hotel
Washington dining room. Along the center ran
a row of tiny electric lights-almost hidden by a
bank of foliage and pink oleander blossoms. The
fun began when the guests tried to find their
places by the use of the clever place cards executed
by Morton Southard of the Sophomore Class.
Each card contained the face of the victim cut
from a small kodak picture. Then drawn above,
below, and around were backgrounds which
illustrated some pet foible or peculiarity. The
point was further impressed by clever couplets.
At each place, also, besides the "cracker"
favors with their surprise contents, were menu-
program books. Wht i these were opened it was
discovered that each guest among the ladies had
been given a dainty, hand-blocked yellow hand-
kerchief, while the gentlemen had larger editions
of the same articles in gray and blue.
The menu, prepared under the capable direction
of Mr. J. E. Lewis, was a delicious one.
The program of toasts was brief. Miss
Gladys Beers, the toastmistress, called first
upon the Junior president, Edward Lowande, who
expressed his class' appreciation of the seniors
and its pleasure in ':nrtiLri.inini them. To this,
Teresa Gallagher, president of the Senior Class,
responded, expressing gratitude to the Juniors
and a belief that the Juniors would "carry on"
the work and traditions of the school. Miss
Dodds then made brief remarks, closing with an
appeal to the students to remember that "the
set of the sail" rather than the direction of the
winds, is what really counts in life's voyage.
Last, Robert Axtell with deft clairvoyance,
pictured the future of each member of the Senior
Class-to the entire satisfaction of all.
The guests then repaired to the tea room where
they tni,1"cd a splendid program prepared by
The first half was given by the girls. They had
prepared "The Klclt .n i.i, ," an old, but clever,
one-act farce, under the direction of Miss Moore.
The girls did some acting which bodes well for
the success of next year's Senior Play.
Mrs. John Burton (Peggy)) .. ETHI: WESTMAN
Mrs. Valerie Chase Armsby (a young widow) EMM, BANKS
Miss Freda Dixon .. ...... .. (.GLAr S E. BEER-
Mrs. Charles Dover (Mabel).. .... K.XIHRVX LAMBERT
Miss Evelyn Evans (a journalist) ..... l.It.CIA SALAZAR
Mrs. Preston Ashley (Pe-tha) .... .. ZoxEsl.LA Butss
Katie-Mrs. Burton's Maid ....... EVANGELINE SMInT
(Scene-Mrs. Burton's bedroom.)
For their part of the evening, the boys,
sponsored by Miss Hesse, presented a radio
program with Frank Kimbell as announcer.
First came the Discordant Seven, an orchestra
made up almost entirely of Junior boys; then,
Murderer's Row, in which Frank Kimbell and
Jack Klunk were featured in "Where do you
Work, John," with Alberta Days as the star-
The most laughter-producing event of the
evening was the drama, "Under Thirteen,"
a side-,plittiiii travesty on the Senior Play,
"Under Twenty," To see the delicate Keeps,
Frank Kimbell, bearing in her arms the bashful
Ron, Jack Klunk, who had "had his wind knocked
out"; to hear the ruthless vamp, Arthur Rothen-
burg, assuring the doughty father, Harold Owen,
that all good kissers marry young; to witness the
.ish1,ist with which the hysterical Mrs. Arnum,
Albert Days, viewed the bounding, barking,
belted Bozo, Foster Tufts, who was later le:
from the stage by the careful Ronnie, Woodford
Babbitt; to watch the "Grace"-ful fluttering of
Rage Farnum, Robert Axtell; the pitiful plight
of Red, Foster Tufts, and the listless lounging
of Fill Void, Teddy Henter-to see these was t,
explain the gales and shrieks of laughter which
were heard all during the brief playlet.
After a bedtime story by the announcer, the
evening festivities were over-the guests de-
lighted with a happy evening's entertainment, and
the hosts satisfied in the knowledge that a good
deed had been well done.
SHORT STORY CONTEST.
This year's short story contest brought in
much material from which one may prophesy a
"better CARIBBEAN" each year. Besides the
authors of the winning stories which are printed
many others received honorable mention.
Boys', James Grider, '27.
THE BOYS' ATHLETIC
-- -- 17,
Girls', Dorothy Svensson, '27.
THE GIRLS' ATHLETIC
O()ifi, r Officer".
PrIeident .... .. .. JAME G DFR
irce Presiid t .... .... A. AI r RI)r
Secretlaiy avnd Treas'tr Ai1 \ N R K \
./k'in Rankin, '2,.
The B. A. A. was a gre.it help to the
bovs who entered tl.e .ihleric activities
of the school. At thle tings, the com-
ing athletic events \ere discussed and
captains and iman.ager. elected. This
association also help, to secure funds
for athletic suits iand other necessary
In most things, success can be obtained only by
persistent effort. Athletic competition is no excep-
tion. The athletic program of Cristobal High
School for the year 1926- 92- has experienced the
extreme in victories and defeats. The reason is
simply that the students have been industrious
and persistent in some activities and very negli-
gent in others. Results have been achieved
accordingly. C. H. S. can lie successful in her
athletic competition in all branches if she will give
each the necessary attention.
Although, to date, C. H. S. has succeeded in
winning only once from Balboa High School, she
has fared exceedingly xv.Jl in the other attempts
where she has been faithful in preparation.
Pre.idtl F HELEN MONTGOMERY
I/ 't Pr'esilh,'t D)oROHYr SVE-\SS,
.,'r,'tirv--Tr'asrer D)ORTHY I... \\'VFIZ
DIorothvy L. II ertz, '27.
The \ear 1,27 proved to be a most
suctessiful one for the Girls' Athletic
Association. The girls paid dues of
rtif n cents a \earr. From this amount
suits for basketball, and letters for various
teams were purchased.
The G. A. A. encourages the girls' in-
terest in athletics and helps to promote
a feeling of good sportsmanship.
Certainly C. H. S. can be thankful for possessing
the calibre of athletic director she has in Mr. V. E.
Seller. He has not only been industrious but has
brought to us a deep knowledge of every sport that
came under his supervision. The school in general
gratefully thanks Mr. Seller for his untiring and
successful efforts. We only hope that he mav
remain with us for years to come.
Finally, we are deeply indebted to the com-
munity for its strong backing and interest.
Next year we lose only two men-Grider and
Will. Both of these have taken part in several
sports but their places will be eagerly filled by the
remaining students. Thus, C. H. S. can look
forward to another fruitful year in athletic com-
The most outstanding proof that suc-
cess is obtained by persistent effort was
shown in our baseball. We entered the
twilight league and in the first half were
just able to escape the cellar, but in the
second half we finished second. Several
of ojr players were considered the best
in the league at the close of the season.
In fa:t, Greene, Lowande, and Will be-
came proficient enough to win regular
positions in the Isthmian League.
Jack Klunk, our catcher and captain,
hal one of the strongest :hrming arms
in the league. At bat, he was always
dangerous. He hit four homers in his last
fur games, finishing with an average of
Mike Greene was, by far, the best
first baseman and pitcher in the league.
He finished the season with a grand
average of .397. As a pitcher, Greene
had more speed and curves than any
other twirler. He made his debut in the
Isthmian League by losing a hard 10-
inning struggle by the score of 4-3.
Charles \\II. though left handed,
played second base and played it well.
At bat he was lead-off man and proved
his ability by batting for .385.
Edward Lowande was not quite the
swatter he was in 1925-1926. Neverthe-
less he was a brilliant fielder and batted
for the respectable average of .304. He
too played in the Isthmian League and
made a good job of it.
Rene Bissonette was our third baseman
but he remained with us only half of the
season. A steady fielder, he proved his
worth in the Balboa-Cristobal series by
inningu the on.l game with two timely
hits-a single and a double.
The outfield was made up of Days in
center, Arcia in left, and Peterson ar'
Wikingstad alternating in right. Pays
was the best hitting outfielder with
an average of .300, while Arcia was our
best defensive outfielder. \\ iknIg.1
and Peterson were not heavy hitters but
were always useful.
Grider was an improved pitcher over
his previous year but was inclined to be
wild at times. He finished with 12 wins
andi 5 losses
IThe following are the results of the
gaEn's in I' he Tu iliIl r League:
Dat R'n. Opp. ftii:u
12 17 ('. I. S. 2, Fort l)el.sseps 8
12 23 ('.II.S. 3, R.&F.A. 5.
C. H. S. 11, Fort DeLesseps 2.
C. H. S. 2, Maulers 6.
C. H. S. 10,
C. H.S. 6,
C. H.S. 8,
C. H.S. 5,
C. H. S. 18,
C. H. S. 10,
C. -H.S. 4,
C. H. S. 3,
C. H.S. 4,
C. H.S. 6,
C. H. S. 10,
C. H. S. 12,
C. H.S. 5,
C. H.S. 5,
C. H-. S. 3,
C. H.S. 7,
C. H. S. 10,
Maulers 6. (tie)
Fort DeLesseps 2.
R. & F. A. 6.
Fort DeLesseps 9.
R.&F. A. 3.
Fort DeLessels 1.
R. & F. A. 1.
Fort DeLesseps 7.
R. & F. A. 8.
Fort DeLesseps 0.
R. & F. A. 6.
Fort DeLesseps 2.
Total runs, C. H. S. 100; Opponents 148.
FIRST GAME OF INTERSCHOOL. BASEBALL
Before a record-breaking crowd, Cris-
tobal High School defeated BalboaHigh
School in a hard fought contest. The final
score was 5 to 3.
It being the opening game of the high
school series, a very colorful ceremony
preceded the game. At 9.30, led by the.
Fort De Lesseps band, the Balboa and
Cristobal teams, and a large crowd of
rooters, paraded around the field.
Such an impressive opening was ac-
complished only by strong backing of the
civilian community and the personnel of
Fort De Lesseps. To these, Cristobal
High School is deeply indebted, and grate-
fully offers its thanks.
The game proved to be very thrilling
and interesting. Grider, the Cristobal
pitcher, w:as forced to reire due to an
injured finger. Greene replaced him and
pitched hitless hall.
Ball ou broke the ice in the second by
scoring one run on two walks and Clis-
hee's single. They added two more in the
sixth on a pass, a hit, an infield out, and
Cristobal got to Reese in the fourth,
when they scored five runs. Days made
the only hit, but two passes by Reese,
an infield out, and three errors, gave Cris-
tobal the game.
Both Reese and Grider were constantly
in trouble, being saved by sensational
fielding. Will, Lowande, and Greene
executed a beautiful doubleplay in the
Cristobal. A.B R. 11. PO. A. E.
Will, 2-b..... 3 o o 3 I o
Klunk, c... 4 o o 0 6 I
Lowande, ss.. 4 o o 3 2 o
Greene, lb.. 2 1 o 6 o
Arcia, If... 1i o o o o
3b .. 3 o o 3 I 1
Days, cf... 2 o 1 o o0
Wikenstad, cf I I 1 0 o o
Peterson, rf. 2 1 1 2 1 o
Grider, p. . 3 I o o 2 o
Rankin, ib... 0 0 o 4 0 0
Totals.. 27 5 3 27 9 2
V.,,r siw-l, n.,
% ll. m. ss..
Clisbee, c... .
4 0 0 2 0 1
I 0 0 0 3 0
Totals... 29 3 6 24 10 3
FINAL GAME OF INTER-SCHOOL SERIES.
January 29. The inter-school baseball
series ended to-day, when Cristobal
journeyed to Balboa and took its second
consecutive gar.e. The score was 5 to 3.
A large crowd witnessed the gar.e.
Only about 15 Cristobalites accompanied
the Cristobal team, but their presence
was always recognized.
Balboa scored one run in the first and
two more in the second due to errors and
hits. But both Grider and his teammates
settled down and prevented further scor-
Cristobal scored one run in the fourth
on three passes and Bissonnette's inrlc.
They repeated in the sixth in the same
way on Will's single.
Cristobal really won the game and Mr. V. C. Seller, our energetic physical The two most thrilling races of the day
series in the seventh. After Klunk had director, has coached the C. H. S. boys were the 5o and ioo-yard dashes. Each
doubled, and Lowande and Green hadl and has certainly imparted a great deal
walked, Days forced in K!unk with tlhe
Bissonnette then proceeded to win the
game and series with a double to center,
scoring Lowande and Arci..
Reese and Gri'er pizchel we!l iin I.e
pinches and receive.! sensational sup: <,rt
Reese struck out 23 nce i in two gairi bu
passed the san e number. The fie.inmg
was of high calibre. Greene mn:i e c
putouts in the last gime ;:nd Clisbee
made 13. Wood, Pe.erson, Arciit, an,
Days played the outfield fliwle slI.
Cristobal. AB. R. II. PO. A. E
Will, 2b 0 1 2 1
Klunk, c. 4 i I
Lowa.nde, ss. 4 2 4
Greene, i b. o c
Arcia, If 2 2 0 2 0 C
D.avs, cf o 2 o
Peterson, rf. 4 0 0 0 0
Cider, p 5 1
Jones, cf ....
2b, ... .
Van Siclen, rf
Totals.. 31 3 4 2- 1
Earned runs-Cristobal 4. Two-base
hits-Klunk, Bissonnetie. Struck out-
By Grider 8, by Reese I Base on balls
-Off Grider 3, off Reese 12. Stolen
bases-Cristobal I Balboa i. Umpires
-Currie and Burgoon.
of basket ball knowledge. Once
reported for practice, he conti
report, for Mr. Seller's method
interesting as they are beneitci.
A tc practice g.inmes were he
with the idea of deter:ni..iii a
ability, rather than attempting :t
. game. Those who prove. to lie
of ihe first team were: Grider
;.s fiorwt.rds, Lowande ..nd H.i
ceiaers, and \. Paine, Babbi:r
and Owen as guards.
BA B'A-CPItSOBAL BASKEI BALI.
Ont Saturda y, June I I, the ft
w.,s play ed in the Cristohal plays
i,,rgc b.nd of r) .:ers was pre.e :t
ior C. H. S. The game w..s vc
.Ind wa.is m..rre,l o v by too miu.l
ing, on Balbo ';, p rc, aboard the
\t t'e end of the first half, t
wa.s t2 all. Howe.er,j, es andi
sianos, of c'. Z. A. A. famn c:iie
gaie, and I.ilboa began to ;: ke
Aticr a whirlwind finish by hbol
the final score showed I win for
For Balbox, the le.;r llatel
Jones, Mihlalitsianos, and \\o(
Cristob 1, \ ill, (rider, and I
were the leading scorers. B..
running guard, played a nice flo
unlil relieved lb Hiadein, who
well. Payne replace i Oen is
guird, and stopped a gre.t m
rempts at scoring. Too much ini
pl.iy was shown in Cri ob. i's g,
was largely re.,tponsib'e for her
The score in line up:
Cristob.il H. S. Fd. I .
\\ f 3
Low;;nde, c 3.;
Owen, g . o
Hayden, g .. .. o
V. Payne, g
A squad of 16 candidates turned out Score: C. H. S
for basket ball this year. Will, Grider, B. H. S
Babbitt, Lowande, and Owen, are veter- O June i8 Balboa High Scho
ans of last year. The others who com- defeated the Cristobal High Sc
I defeated the Cristobal High Sc
plere the squad are \. Payne, R. Payne, the score of32 to 2.
l.ugli, Klunk, Days, Mlaher, Greene,
Kimbell, Hayden, D)ekin, and Tufts. SWINIMMING-BOYS'.
All these players except Grider, W\ill, and The swimming meet of 1926
Owen will be available fir next year. one of the best and closest that
Thus C. H. S. may look forward to a taken place between the Cristt
prosperous basket ball season in j128. Balboa High Schools.
s r.re a,
I, m in
N win it ie
Ind \\ i!,
of these races was a close, sprinting
struggle all the way, between Jack
Klunk of Cristobal and Fred Helmerichs
of B.dhoa. However, Klunk upheld his
.itle of the Isthmus' f.s.est swimmer, bh
winning bo.h r;ice-, with a final spurt.
His times for the 5o and loo-Yard dashes
were 2 .2 sevoonds and 59.i seconds,
Cristoh:d lost i:s chance of winning the
meet by failing to gain either a first
or second place in the 220-v:.rd dash.
\e won the relay, but Balboa's lead w .s
too great to overcot.oe.
D.i s and Klunk distinguished them-
selves by their fancy diving. l.owande,
Babbitt, Hayden, and, in f.ict, all it
Cristobal's competitors showed up well,
is the score indicates.
I NTERSCI 1001 SWIMMING MEE F.
he score o-yard Dash.
NM1halit- Klunk (C. H S.), 25.2 seconds.
into the 2. Helmerichs (B. H. S.).
the le.Ia. 1,owande (C. H. S.).
h teams, 4. Allen (B. H. S.).
Bal toa, ioo- vanr Dash.
Klunk (C. I. S.), 5).i seconds.
i were tlelmerichs (B. H. S.).
SL [ Allen (B. H. S.).
*w-ntt 4. Tufts (C. H. S.L
b t-v.r Hr Backstroke.
or t unte,
S.1, E. Allen (B. H. S.), 34 seconds.
,tt 2. ;ranberr\ (BI. H. S..
B. Babbitt (C. H. S.L
Wi, i llcY
it )n rai L'l D 'i b'! "c.
i c:t. 1. Humphrems, (B. H. S.IL
2. Klunk iC. H. S.).
( T. 3. D Ys (C. 11. S.).
4 10 4. R. Williams (B. H. S.).
; I 3o-yard Ereasistroke.
o i A. Swinnerman (B. H. S.t, 35.3
0 o seconds.
0 0 2. (;. Halloran (B. H. S.).
o o 3. Wikingstad (C. H. S.).
0 0 4. Arcia (C. H. S.).
o 27 220o-ard Dash.
27 i. Dorswit (B. H. S.), 2 minutes 53
2. Swinermnan (B. H. S.).
ol I v Hayden (C. H. S.).
4. R. Piayne (C. H. S.).
Rehi v-120- yards.
\\on by Cristobal H. S. (L.owande,
-27 was Babbitt, Tufts, and Klunk),
has ever Total Points Scored.
bald and Balboa H. S., -7}.
Cristobal H. S., 70,.
THE CARIBBI AN.
MRS BA BBITT
Dorothy SvRnsson, '27, Girls' Athletics Editor.
This year a truly sportsmanlike feeling
was prevalent in all the sports. The
feeling of jealous rivalry, which in past
years seemed to be uppermost, was notice-
able by its absence. At the beginning of
the school yeir the girls out for gym were
many, and high hopes were entertained
for our chances in our major sports:
basket ball, baseball, track, tennis, and
swimming; but, as usual,the girls dwindled
down to a trusty few. With these trusty
few we managed to hold our own, and
Balboa did not run away with us. Al-
though we won no series-no champion-
ships-we feel that the Criszobal honor of
High School was uphecd.
B ASKT BAI.I.
BIket hall hIis always claimed more
interer thIn :n. other of the girls' sports
in Cristol.l High School. This year has
i,cn note elit ,no. "hlie season was mark-
e byI a wonderful coto icr.alive spirit with
no eviienri, orf i!1 I, lr, between the
lFebruars 2, the firstgameoftheseitson
was played at the Cristobal playshed.
T"he Cristobal girls showed fine te;amwork
wit h passing nothing short of remarkable
I he Balboa girls had no chance to locate
the baskets, and the game ended with the
score iv to 2, in favor of Cristobal.
'The second game was played February
26, it the Balboa playshed. The Cristobal
girls started right in wi.h their fine work,
hut the Balboa girls tightened up, bring-
ing the game to a 9 to 8 close. This game
was hotly contested-both sides strug-
gling fiercely for the ball. The game seem-
ed ours from the start, and many were
the astonished faces when the final SW-IMMING;.
whistle blew and the score was announced. Although we have easy access to th
Saturday, March 5, the Cristobal High Washington swiminin pool, s wimlin
School team again journeyed to the Silver is not made as much of as iwoud be e-
Side, playing this time at the Pedro pected. This yer inst six girls turine
Miguel playshed on a neutral floor.
iguel lshed neutral fl out for swimming, but by hard work and
Though the ball was almost continuallN
St b w rigorous training they were able to present
under our goal, our forwards could not of t
a teamn worthy of the nanme.
locate the baskets, and the game ended Saturay Ma i e Ci l one
Saturday, Mlav -, in the Canial Zone
Sto o, Ethel Carr of Balboa making the Inter-High School Swimn ing Meet held
at the \\ashington s wiming pool, Ba.liboa
Fihe usual line uLP for both sides wds '
The usu line p both des High School defeated Cristolial Iligh
School by a 27-2 score. T he meet was
Cristobal H. S. Balboa H. very close and exciting.
Helen Montgomery F .. Ethel Carr Summaries of the events are as follows:
Marion Boomer F Janice (;rimison 3 o-vard llF Sitrle
Dorothy Wertz. SC Marian Allen I Angela K emmer, B H. S., -
Dorothy Svensson. C Angela Kleummr seconds.
Evangeline Smith G ..Ruth John.n 2. arion Boomer, C. H. S.
Ethel Westman G Ruth Fraser L e M B H
3. 1liiiii'.e Ma~rtin, B. H S.
Thus ended the basket ball season. We
had started briskly and ended creditab ly
but not as successfully as we should have
wished. Next year Cristobal High School
hopes to do better although she loses hby
graduation this year three of her veteran
players: Helen Montgomnery, Dorothy
Wertz, and Dorothy Svensson.
Indoor baseball was revived this year
after a four or five years' lapse from girls'
athletics. The interest shown in ills
game almost rivaled that shown in ihas-
Saturday, March 2, at the Cristobal
playshed, the Balboa girls contended with
the Cristobal High School girls in indoor
baseball. They easily won from us iln a
game composed mainly of errors. The
?o- ard Breast .xtroke.
I. Louise Kerr, B. H. S., z -conds.
2. Kathr n Lambert, C. H. S.
3. Euphemia \\oolnough, C. 11. S.
'o-y ard Back Sit o '.
i. Marion Boomer, C. H. S., 21 <
. cAngela Kleniier, B. HI. S.
3. Kath rn Lambert, C. H. S.
60- vardi l-)e Stvd.
I. Elsbeth Whaler, B. I. i 45 2 -
2. .ucille Hearne, B. H. S.
3. Rita Joyce, C. H. S.
Fancy li:F i.
1. Angel.i Klemmer, B. H. S.
2. Rita Joyce, C. H. S.
3. Dorothy Heim, C. H. S.
I 2 o --y r l d .'- .
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final score was 35 to 24. l siiO., 1 ,, ii . .i l...1 i. Eli/ziabth (Granberry and Aingela
March 9, at the Balboa playshed the i Joyce, Fuphenmia Woolnougih, Kathryn Kleimer, B. H. S, tied for first pllce.
final game was played. The sides this La"ibert, and Marion Boomer, defeated Height, 4 fect inches.
time were more evenly matched, and the Balbloa's team, Angela Klemmer, Els- 3 Ruth Friser, B. H. S.
fighting spirit was more evident. The helth W\haler, L.ouise Kerr, and lucille Broad Juinp.
Cristobal girls started full of pep and lHearne Rae Newhard, B. H. S. Distance,
ambition, but when the game was almost TExis feet i inches.
over our confidence vanished-and Bal- Tennis took a back seat in the sports 2. Jessie Banan, B. H. S.
boa again trampled over us to victory, this year. Although, hitherto, it had been 3. Edith Clark, B. H. S
The game closed with the score 14 to io second to basket ball in importance, the
in favor of Balboa. girls showed this year very little interest The Balboa team, composed of Rae
The girls who played for Cristobal in in it, and the elimination games for the Newhard, Agnes IMack, IDoci Clishee,
these games were: Marion Boomer, p; school team remained practically all and Louise Kerr, won the relay.
Dorothy Wertz, If; Dorothy Svensson, 3l; unplayed. Finally, on May -, the tour- This event ended the track meet, so
Ruth Lockwood, 2b; Ethel Westman, namentwith BalboaHigh School washed. disastrous for Cristobal High School.
Ib; Evangeline Smith, ss; Helen Mont- Helen Montgomery was matched with Though our team tried hard, they could
gomery, c; Rosemary Keene, rf; Eliza- Carey Walker, champion of Balboa High, not, through lack of practice, compete
beth Hackett, 2b; Emma Banks, rf; in the singles. Helen's usual snappy, successfully with Balboa. Rae New hard,
Euphemia Woolnough, cf; Betty Mont- energetic playing could not break Carey's of .11 ... carried off the individual lion
gomery, 2b; and Louise Mack ib. reserve, and she lost (6-0), (6-1). ors with 1 i) points.
SDorothy Wertz and Mairian Boomer
showed remarkable teamwork in the
doubles, but they too went down to a
i o-I i-o) defeat.
T his year with so much going on in
school, we thought we should never have
enough time to pick up a track team, bur
we did, and wve also inainaCge to hve aI
tfew practice sessions. Saturday A,.i
o saw us at the Balboa Stadium. The
ilmeet was very one-sided, resulting in a
score of4 to 5 in favor of Balboa. Though
we do not like to make excuses, we must
Iadinit that three of our best hopes were
'unable to compete-two through illness
land one for scholastic reasons The
results of the events of the girls' inter-
school track meet, as they took place,
are as follows:
I. Agnes \lack, B. H S. Tune -
Amneil Hutchiigs, B I. .
3. Iouise Kerr, B. H. S.
I. JaniccGrinison, B. H. S. Distance,
144 feet inches.
A2. Ameil Hutchings, B. IH S.
3. Jessie Banan, B. H. S.
j 75-Yard Dash.
i. RaeNewhard, B. I.S. *hiiein o
2. Agnes IMack, B. H. S.
3. Fthel \Vestman, C. H. S.
Basket RiB Thr,,.:.
Amieil Hutchings, B. H. S. Distance,
I feet j in chess.
2 iiiia Banks, C. H. S.
Jamice (Grinison, B. H. S.
68 THE CARIBBEAN.
e,kc- 7i-V-_____ --
Dorothy L. Wertz, '27.
Oct. i. Plane C. H. S., Number 1927, takes off
at eight o'clock with forty-three Photographers
(frcshmani;. thirty-one Radio-operators (sopho-
mores), fifteen Mechanics (juniors), eleven Pilots
(seniors), and eight Officers (faculty), among them
two new ones, Officers Hesse and Gustafson.
Oct. 8. Supper Club Squadron reorganizes
with fifty members present. Old veterans serve.
Oct. II. Squadron Officers elected.
Oct. 12. Flight Officers of THE CARIBBEAN
elected; Fligh Commander-Miss Dodds.
Oct. 13. Boys' Athletic Squadron has meeting.
Oct. 14. Fire drill rules read to all members on
Oct. 15. Pursuit Squadron-Upsilon Gamma
Gamma organized-Officer Benson, Adviser.
Oct. 16. Girls' Athletic Squadron has meeting.
Nov. 3. All work on flight ceases for the day.
Nov. 5. Supper Club Squadron meets at Y. W.
C. A. Junior-Senior girls serve. Fifty-five
Ni %. 8. First six weeks of flight completed with
everything in perfect order.
N' v. 12. Clara Ma11 joins flight, making sixteen
N\,. 12-14. Y. W. C. A. Squadron meets at
Cristobal for discussion concerning further im-
provements for new model plane. Representa-
tives from Balboa, Gatun, and Pedro lMiguicl
attend the conference.
Nov. 16. Reports sent out from headquarters.
N\,. 17. er.iff Squadron meets at Paul Rose's
N',%. 18. Pilots meet and make plans for their
Nov. 19. Pilots' Queer Party a success.
Nov. 24. Thanksgiving furlough.
Nov. 31. Mr. A. O. Tschiffely talks to the
members of C. H. S. Flying Field about his trip
here from Patagonia on horseback.
Dec. 2. Athletic Squadrons elect captains.
Dec. 3. Staff Squadron meets at the high
school. We rejoice to learn that THE CARIB-
BEAN 1926 has been adjudged a year book of
the second class-a step in advance of the 1925
edition-by the Central Interscholastic Press
Association. This contest includes annuals not
only from the largest high schools of the States
but also from colleges and universities.
Dec. 13. Donations received for free clinic.
Dec. 17. lMtchnniL give party.
Dec. 18. Christmas furlough highly satisfac-
Jan. 4. Flight Commander, lMi.s Dodds, ill.
Mrs. Robinson substitutes.
Jan. 6. Assistant Superintendent Williams ad-
Jan. 7. Staff Squadron gives an invitation
li .p" at Masonic Temple.
Jan. 8. Girls' basket ball squadron practices
Jan. 29. Fort DeLesseps dedicates Flash is-
sue to the members of C. H. S. Field.
Feb. 4. Staff Squadron meets at Pilot Wool-
Feb. I. Supper Squadron meets-with Photo-
Feb. 17-19. Exams. given by headquarters
It may be necessary for some to make a forced
THE CARIBBEAN. 69
Feb. 22. Washington's birthday. Holiday given
Mlar. 2. Pilots changed from assembly to Room
27 and given first privileges.
\l:r. 3. Staff Squadron meets at Pilot Will's
M1:1r. 4. Radiomen give party..
Mar. 25. Supper Squadron meets and gives
Miss Dodds a beautiful friendship pin for her
seven years of service. Radiomen serve.
Apr. 5. Pilots receive play books.
Apr. 13-17. Home leave given during Easter
week. Shortened two days by extra K. P.
Apr. 18. Staff Squadron meets at field quarters.
Apr. 20. Play parts are assigned and work is
started at once.
Apr. 20. Short Story Contest is closed. Papers
go to judges: Miss Jean Mc( llil r.,., Mrs. E. C.
Jones, and Mr. R. R. Gregory.
Apr. 22. Pht..r .ii'lh.r, give party.
Apr. 25. Staff Squadron works on big carnival
to be held at Fort D)eLesseps on May 7.
Apr. 27. Pilots work hard on play, "Under
Twenty" to be given May 20-21.
May 2-7. All members of field prepare for big
May 7. It's here! It's gone! Miss Nellie
Berger of the Class of hirty is elected as Miss
Cristobal High School.
MI.,i 19. Poster contest for "Under Twenty"
closes; winners Joseph Corrigan and Morton
Southard tying for first.
Mav 20. "Under Twenty" given at America
May 21. "Under Twenty" given at Gatun
May 26. Advan-ce sale tickets contest for THE
CA. RIBBEA started.-Boys against girls.
June i. Pilots receive their inl.;yniia, the class
June 3. Mechanics give Pilots and Commanders
a big banquet at ihe Hotel Washington.
June o1. Supper Club Squadron meets at the
Y. W. C. A. for a farewell service for the Pilots.
June 13. Pilots receive announcements and
June 16. Flight Commander Dodds entertains
Pilots and other Commanders at a dinner in honor
of the former. Commander Peterson's department
June 19. Baccalaureate service at Christ Church
by the Sea. Bishop J. Craik Morris is the speaker.
June 20-21. Exams. given by headquarters.
June 21. Lieutenant A. M. Bryan, of the U. S.
Navy, addresses the economics class.
June 24. Commencement exercises at the Hotel
WHEN THE FLEET \WAS IN.
Helen Vineyard, '27.
The fleet was in! It is iK..ll. to say that the
streets, stores, shops, and restaurants were crowd-
ed with the happy boys, glad to have shore leave
once more, and to be free to roam for awhile.
Through the"Commy"many of the boys passed,
pausing now and then at the lirtkr. iir counters,
looking at perfumes, beads, laces, and shawls.
From the crowd of men that passed by the
dry-goods counter, out stepped a young, handsome
man of twenty. He turned to the sales lady at
the dry goods counter and said with a smile,
"Would you please help me to select some nice
piece of material for a dress?"
"Why, certainly, I'll be glad to," said Miss -."
"Just what kind do you want?" She added.
"W\hy, something that's suitable for one of the
sweetest women in the world," he said with pride.
Miss -took up a bright piece of red fuji silk
and said, '\ ..., what girl wouldn't like a dress
from this _.i.' piece?"
"Oh, yes, it's quite pretty, but you see-"
W\\' I, now look at this piece of pink crepe de
chine, lovely quality."
"Yes, I think it's nice too, but-"
"What about a piece of voil ? "This piece of
green would look striking on her if she's a blonde."
"That's pretty, too," the lad said, confused,
"but-I want a nice piece of soft, dark silk for-
70 THE CARIBBEAN.
a __ -
Euphemia Woolnough, '27, .>" ''i.n.' t*Editor.
We are always glad to welcome old or new
exchanges to our department. They aid us in
aIlipting new ideas to make our book a better
one each year, and give us information on activi-
ties taking place in the schools so far from us.
Our exchange list continues to grow. We are
unable to comment on all the magazines that
come to us. We find it impossible also, to com-
ment on weekly papers, but we appreciate them
and read them when they come.
The Cedar Chest. Toms River, New Jersey.
Welcome again to our exchange list. Your literary
department is very good.
The Student. Covington, Kentucky.
A splendid advertising section. Your book shows good
The Whisp. lFilmington, Delaware.
You have splendid cover designs. Your exchange list
is a good one, but where are your comments?
The Curtis \I..!,tt.' Staten Island, N. Y.
A splendid little magazine. But why not comment on
The Beacon. Gloucester, Mass.
\\cl. ,lveloped literary department and a good joke
section. Your cartoons add greatly to your book.
The lpokeepsian. Poughkeepsie, N. Y.
Your book reveals splendid work, but why not add
an exchange section to complete your book?
The lyndonian. Willimantic, Conn.
We enjoyed your literary department very much. We
think a few cut-outs would improve your book.
The Red and Black. Newport. R. I.
Your book is very interesting. Your literary depart-
ment is good.
The Magnet. Butler, Penn.
Good literary ability. Your book shows splendid work.
The tuill. Staten Island, N. Y.
One of the best magazines that has come to us. Your
literary department is worth mentioning.
The Phiz. Pitman, N.J.
Good athletic department. Altogether a splendid book.
The Oracle. Jamaica, L. I.
Your "Poet's Corner" is excellent. Why not have a
larger literary department?
The Northfield Star. East Vrtfied. .(faV.j.
Welcome to our exchange again. We like your maga-
zine very much.
The Flicker. Gloucester, Mass.
You have a well-arranged book. Your advertising
section is very good. But where is the exchange?
The Clairtonian. Clairton, Pennsylvania.
Your book is an excellent one. The cartoons and other
cut-outs add greatly to the appearance. Don't Nou think
you can improve your magazine by having an exchange
The Zonian. Balboa, Canal Zone.
We are always e.ger to welcome the only other annual
of the Canal Zone. The material in your book is splendid,
and we wish you success in your future productions.
The Broadcaster. A. 1. . 7r. High School, Philadelphia.
Your historical selections are excellent. We hope to
keep up our exchange with you.
You have a well-written magazine, but why not enlarge
your exchange department with comments on other pul>-
COMNSItNI, ON THt (ARIBBEAN.
We consider TIHE CARIBBEAN the best annual itht lias
come to our notice. Your style is different from that i of
the average annuals.
.41/bquerque Hligh School, .1/biuqi'erqite, .\X; I/levio.
A very complete nma.gainc. Your editorial and liter.;r\
departments tatndl out. We like the thought e ressed
at the beginning of your exchtlnge department:
"From North to South, from East to West,
From near and far they've contre
We periscope, they periscope
To see how things are done.
\\e get encouragement from them,
We better grow bec tuse of them."
The A ag 'el, Butler lfigh, Bilt'r, Pennsiy/a.ia.
We wish that your magazine could he circulated
through all the schools. It would bie a good instructor.
The whole arrangement of the magazine is extremely
The Trident, (cean Grove,i .. X.
L.ift the mud hook! We're off to the Canal Zone' The
alluring snapshots and beguiling descrip, ons tf thi.
tropics in THE CARIBBEAN a.re almost irresistilieC
"Red rays anti golden gleams
Tint the ripples of the streams;
The first dark shades of night
Break with glints of glowing light;
Upon the silvery sands
A lonely palm tree stands,
Outlined against the sky.
The Mirror, Punxsit iawne'V, Penn.
\e mention the quintity and the quality of photo-
graphs which differentiate your paper from any other
exchange we receive. The adoption of nautical terms and
pictures used consistently throughout tour paper adds
greatly to the making of its trulv different pr .on::lit.
The .urth/i/ed Star, lFat .\wii/ithi, ss.
This has them all beaten. Best looking and best
material on the who e list. T'he photographs are the
most beautiful ever seen in a school magazine. Congrai l-
lations to Cristobal HIigh.
The (.edar Chest, 7Toms Kii'e \. 7.
Your athletic department is well arranged. Your stories
are quIite interesting.
The Student, Holmes Hligh Sch'/io, Co.il.gton, Keun.l/cv.
We certainly welcomed you to our Exchange column
again this year. \\e alwa s greatly enjoy THE CARIB-
r E. A. Your idea of ships was unique and well carried
out. You are to be congratulated on the excellent plan
and arrangement of your publication.
The Zoniian, Balboa Hglh Sc/ihool, Balboa, (Canal Zone.
A magazine that is interesting not only because it comes
from the Canal Zone, but also because its neat and at-
tractive material proves that extraordinary care has been
taken in its preparation. Keep up the excellent work and
let us hear from you again.
The Oracle, Jamnaica High, Jamanica, L. I.
Ruins -Old Panama.
72 TH F. CARIBBF.A N.
John G. Nelson, '.7, Joke Editar.
7ohm G. Nelson, '27, 7oke Editor.
(A joke box is maintained in the front of the
assembly hall. When the time for the harvest
draws near, we proceed to discover what unex-
pected surprises in the form of wit await us. We
find: Nine pieces of chalk; at least three bottles
of ink, in various forms; twenty-five fragments of
mutilated blotting paper; part of a broken eraser;
two hundred seventy-three pencil shavings, evi-
dently transferred f:om pencil sharpener; fourteen
crumple I sheets of paper; six pieces of broken
'1.1.i,, four dead cockroaches, one of them half
alive; and a thumb tack. We hope that no one
is overcome with convulsion.)
There is one ldi a:nt.L of a joke box. It con-
ceals what might otherwise disfigure the room!
0! 0! 0!
Miss M.-"That gives you zero for to-da. 's
work, you know."
Interested bystander.-"Zero means nothing to
A SLIGHT MISUNDERSTANDING.
Surse.-"The islands were a aiin to the United
States. Now, Callaway, don't contradict me-
Ith i odds (wearily).-"Surse, when will you
learn to pronounce that word? It's agen."
Surse.-"Would you say the islands were agen
to the United States, lisl Dodds?"
It was a first L'r:d'r who was optimistic enough
to assure his parents as he sobbed over their
disapproval of his report, "Well, I'm going to
get 'A' in "h hiplrinuL next timn, ain w.i."
lTh. S. S. Incon was crowded. Bobbie and his
older brother had to share a berth together. One
%.-ni;n Bobbie ur, .i.n.ld: "Father, just you come
here and see all the room I ain't g t'"'
One of the bright sunn7 DAYS in MAY when
the PALM trees lifted their faces to the sun,
and the S(ch)MOLL TUFTS of GREENe grass
grew Inrger, I felt so KEENe and full of BLISS
that I wanted to reJOYCE and FRISK in rh,:
summer ozone. I set out for town with thoughts
of COFFEY, BEERS, and wines fresh from tli-
VINEYARD-and incidentally to pay a little
TAYLOR bill. I a--pr(-oached the old FORD
and started to TURNER over, but, discovering
that the AX(t)ELL was LUCE, concluded it
would pay to WALKer. I had not proceeded
far when I spied a frog taking a BATH along the
BANKS of the Canal, as frogs WILL. I ap-
proached to PETTIT and perhaps to treat it
to a CRUM or two of bread, but, deciding that
this would be a deplorable waste, I went on my
CALLAWAY. --7. G. N., '27.
As Surse and Lowande were riding alhng, in
Surse's car, of course, they passed the "gallows."
"'Where would you be, Surse, if the 'gallows'
had its dues?" asked Lowande.
"Ri'i :' al.ng here alone."
"Alas, I've lost another pupil," sighed the poor
professor as his glass eye rolled down the sink pipe.
Miss Moore.-"Close your books." (Reads
L. Callaway.-"What page, Miss Moore?"
.11,:.s Hesse (in girls' glee club).
sopranos may take the air. "
(Big rush for the door.)
Tourist (at Gatun Locks to guide).-"My, did
you have that finger cut flf;"
Guide.-"N.., I wore it down by painting at
the locks so much."
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NI| MONTHLY S.AILINGS TO WI"T Ci.'A .
S. S. "GUAYAQUIL" and S. S. "BUENAVENTURA"
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SP ERTO( B().l\ \R and (L \"i t II !
OFFICE, OH THE Ii `THM l' 1-
Superinienlenr Bjlh-.. HeiLhi Canal Z..rn
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OFFliE- IL THE I.UITED -TATE4
No 24 iavr -.-,r ,.,. N ,, N...rk N,.,, N ', i -
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|| Itnique Cesgtimonial
ALL GOOD AMERICANS were justly thrilled with
pride when Commander Byrd successfully flew over the
THIS HISTORICAL EVENT, which commanded the
admiration of all nations, stands as a UNIQUE TESTI-
MONIAL of the FOOD VALUE OF HIGH QUALITY
BECAUSE COMMANDER BYRD chose as his emer-
gency rations: Nestle's Milk Chocolate and Pemmican.
NESTLE'S MILK CHOCOLATE: "Richest in Cream" is
nourishing, wholesome, and its fine flavor appeals to every-
BUY A BAR TO-DAY.
THE C RTBBFAN.
SrgSc rmifl CMa" |MLK" CA
Duofold Pen and Duofold Pencil-
the New Duette: Satin-lined Gift
Case de luxe included
M EN learned from the Duofold Pen how an Over-
size Barrel affords a man-size grip that abolishes
finger cramp, relaxes hand and brain. Every Parker
Duc.folJ P. n has the super-smooth Duofold Point that
is guaranr'.-d, if not misused, for 25 years' wear.
Parker Lady Duofold Pen and Pencilarestill of small
girth ti fit lim fingers. But Parker Duofoid Ji. and
'"Big Brother" Duotold Pencils are now both built
Pak-r O ; D,.ofold Dui.tre Pr.. "; Pencil, $4; Parter Duo-
J.JJir. or L dt, Juofol. Dt.rcr, Pen. S; Penel. ,3.50 end $3
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KIu..SO-JORDArIl SAL.-ES Co.
MASONIC TEMPLE MANUFACTURERS' REPRESENTATIVES
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Graduate del'Ecole Profesiionnelle de Beaute
and La Societe Francaise Technique et
Commercial de la Coiffure de Paris
French Permanent Waving
SCAI P TREATMENT
MANICURING and CHIROPODY
BLEACHING and FACIALS
For Ladies and Gentlemen
| CLUBHOUSE BEAUTY PARLOR ||
CRISTOBAL, CANAL ZONE
Phones: Office, 1786 Residence, 1594 '
Pasteurized and Guaranteed
BY THE USE OF MODERN SANITARY EQUIPMENT.
Visit Our Stores-and Call Us by Phone for
and Foreign Foods
6.073 Bolivar Street
12.178 Bolivar Street
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Rathbun, Stilson & Company, Ltd.
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H a, lw ,l'itt (t /.'ic> l Iu:s 'I ""I"
P. 0. B .LA 140, Colon, R. de P.
Telephones: Pranch Sto-e 253 Main Store 114 Office 192
SOMETHING YOU CAN'T LEARN AT SCHOOL
There is Always a New and Large Assortment of
Clothing, Sports Wear, and Novelties
ARRIVING ON EVERY STEAMER
. Especially Suited for Students . .
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-. THE CARIBI- A.N.
GREBIEN & MARTIN
ARCHITECTS AND CONTRACTORS
Builders of ARMY AND NAVY Y. M. C. A.'s
FIRST UNIT BOLIVARIAN UNIVERSITY, HOSPITALS, CHURCHES
SAnd Many Other Public Buildings and Private Residences
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I SPORTING GOODS
-A BRUNSWICK PANATROPES and GA
KODAKS AND PHOTO SUPPLIES I
NEN I Nl
L. J. G RAN IE Mc.DEL 1IX-FORTY
COLON, R. P.
SCARDOZE & LINDO
P o Adclf.,. ....D. E ,tl.ph .ne
P AddrT Dri.r E Tlphn Phone 323 Box 112
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SPECIALLY FOR 1MILADY"
S YOU ill find ,n our stuck, imung other well-knoun American and Eulpearn Brands, Ihe following perfumes:
CARON'S D'ORSAY LEUR COEIUR
NARCISSE rj(.lR LE PARFUM D'ANTON GUERLAIN'S
S'rUIT DE NOEl. IE SUCCESS L'HEURE BLEU
L E TABA BLOND GANIKA MirSOUKO
INFINI LE TRIOMPHE QUAND VENT L'ETE
A TRAVERS CHAMPS SHALIMAR
Ladies of Refined Taste will find here Perfumes to Suit their Requirements
PRICES RIGHT AND THE BEST OF SERVICE
RAT oMh STREFI CI ORRM ME'f MrmM R R1
Ing COMNPI-NIENTS OF|
HOSPITAL de PANAMA
80 THE CARIBBEAN.
Plumbing & Supply Co. L
Supplies and Tools
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION
.'Good House-z Des.-rve- Cood Plumb ng"
8th St. & Balboa Ave. 58 Central Ave.
Ph.nf NPo 4 Phone No 2 ,o
P 0 Eri N.:. io P 0 Bu N.:x r;4
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Take a Kodak
The latest Kodak models are on
our shelves, r..naly for you to see.
S Let usshow you. $S up.
Kodak Film in the yellow box.
J. V. Beverhoudt Colon E,, l
Jark Wl lison's Zarber *bop
'",Ill "i li i l }i iiii I 1I1 I I llflffl[
Before eye-strain wrinkles become
Permanent and nervous fatigue
becomes chronic, have your
eyesexamined. If you need
glasses, you will be sur-
prised to find what a
comfort they are
HAVE YOUR EYES EXAMINED
SCADRON OPTICAL CO.
Registered Optometrist; and Opticians Estab-
lished in Panama Over to Years
23 Central Avenue
9.034 Front Street
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I UNITED FRL'IT COMPANY 7:
I CRISTOBAL, C.Z.
SNEW YORK I
SJAMAICA and -
SCOSTA RICA .
S For further pa iculars - - -
Sapply -to- .I
PAUL WEST, Manager Cr*r..bail Ui\%-.n, Ci- L 1. 11 IA iM : '. [' im. r
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Corner loth and Front Streets
|| ORIENTAL MERCHANTS
SA Rich Collection of Egyptian and Spanish
SMantilla Shawls, Drawn Thread Work I.i
Madeira Work and East Indian Silks
S ALL KIND OF EMBROIDERIES I
ALWAYS ON HAND
:| An Inspection Respectfully Invited r.
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THE CARIBB V.A.
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S Cable Address: IMPCO. A. B. C. 5th -6th-Benlley's P. O. Box 342
Colon Import & Export Co., Ltd.
0 JOBBERS AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS
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COLON, REPUBLIC of PANAMA
BRANCH RETAIL STORES AND TRADING STATIONS
PLAYA DAMA SANTA ISABEL PORVENIR
TUPILE ISLE OF PINES CARTI NARGANA :
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SWhere to Shop in Colon or Panama ;:
D CHELLARAM i
WHOLESALE and RETAIL
=:: 4- Front Street 81-A Central Avenue
WORLD VARIETY SOUVENIRS Ii
Specialty in Spanish Shawls, Nice Col-
Slection in Ivory, Ready-made Pongee I
Silk Suits, Always in Stock
OUR MOTTO IS
I SMALL PROFIT & QUICK RETURNS
SPhrnes Panama 340 Colon 159
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|' RICHARDS' PHOTO STUDIO
i Next to Nahional C.ry Bank of New York)
Bo 523 Cricibal. C Z
The Oldest and Most Reliable
PORTRAITS, VIEWS, ENLARGEMENTS
ALL WORK GUARANTEED
s Myr N. C REID F FINLAYSON
Proprr' r M napper and Pholographer
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bel ,umnaritan jhospitali
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OVER THE TOP ,
OFFICIAL FIGURES NOW AVAILABLE
During iQ27 ha; been 4,000
1 "l"uni" tV rn- twenr" -lour houri.
The Rea-..:n i. Obv..u, '
1 Buy Chevrolet for
ECONOMY DURABILITY li
B1 BEAUTY PERFORMANCE
SPanama Automobile & Suppl Co.
il PANAMA COLON
ii MRS. PAULA M. CARDOZE ;
AT THE !-
4 PIanama Hat Store iF:
SN.: j35 FRONT STREET
i- Offer: Her Cu-r..mer. ai i
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NMANY NTHER DIFFERENT CURIOSITIES
All at Very Reasonable Prices
::I Without Equal in Town
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1P . 6-' Phone 255
CRISTOBAL, C. Z. CRISTOBAL, C. Z,
oo, Fiont Sir-v L 0.. P 11
g|ll C. C ASLU 1 L- 1 Jtew lcr and \'zmtchIntimk.r
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WE DYE TO LIVE
TROTT, THE CLEANER
COLON and PANAMA
Phone 250 Phone 453 I
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SThe Cafeteria Idea |I
"A Is quick service and elimmation'
of overhead expenses, bringing Il P
A patrons and service in direct and R F. HOPINSlc
immediate contact . Distributor
:1" LOWEST POSSIBLE COST
S! Studebaker and Erskine Cars
MAKE OUR CAFETERIA
FOR GOOD THINGS TO EAT
CANAL ZONE and REP. OF PANAMA
The Panama Canal Restaurants I1,
i. CARL STROM, Lessee 11
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) 1)0 )L' \\NI)-.R \\'HIFRE THE BOYS GFT SUCH SNAPPY
iI'1 T it- (;i RLS THEIR MIODISH BOBS?
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Charley Payne's Barber Shop
taB:mflfainamsflp Ifl1H 511
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[i r' i. ., ,drink- %%hic'h i %l r% m uch lu
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PANAMA COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY
,g Phones: Panama 65, Colon 84
7-,rlU l~lllI IIIHIIIIW I II1;' 20~
GARAGE AND TOURIST SERVICE
CARS WITH OR WITHOUT DRIVERS
GOOD SERVICE AT LOW PRICES
i We take pleasure in offering to our
patrons the services of the only
GRADUATE PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMIST
In Colon who is Registered both in the
Republic of Panama and the Canal Zone
86 THI- CARIBBH '\.
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AMERICAN SUPPLY COMPANY
I Manufacturers of Native Hardwood Furniture
96 Central Avenue PANAMA 123 Central Avenue Nl
FINEST uo IN
PANAMA HATS '
S(GenuinR e Monte Crisii
SMotnev E II
|I I- ANONYMOUS
M S. Perrone & Lobato i M
Front Street Main Office M
COLON, R. de P. GUAYAQUIL, ECUADOR
52 iY F. n3. ^ ;:: ;;.:..::;; .~. a .;.f'..u a a n..n.I
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11115 -IE- RflHrfIIf In rut! imIZIII YIn
I 30r. Vern -prier 30r. Carl (. Oafforb
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| DUQI E C(:OIP.-ANY, Inc.
Hardware and Lumb:r Bu:lding Maer:als Arms and Ammunit;on .
Agents fro th FAF:\OUS DEVOE-RAYNOLDS PAINTS AND VARNISHES
Ag ni.t for COLT'S PATENT FIRE ARMS COMP-iNY
STORE CENTRAL AVE LIE .n.1 ir sTRE ET W \REHOLUiF iORTH .r ilj ;:
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PRINCIPAL DRUG STORE Panazone Garage co.
SR A C. DACOSTA G''MF7
S"We :: C inEuicl and Oldsmobile Cars
Wealwayscan[\ in S-ock a ,n
fresh assortment of Ameri- G. M. C. "Buick Trucks"
canandEuropeanDrugsand Kelly-Springfield Tires
Patent Medicines, Ruhber | | Delco Light Plants
Goods, Toilet Articles and
Perfumery. 1 Exide Batteries
OUR PRESCRIPTION DEPARTMENT i
i is under the caie of a registered CFESSORIES AND PARTS
Chemist of wide experience I il
LON Panazone arage Co.
L C., ner ..I w'h I,, B I,, i t r. : .-- ,_I
Trlphnr 22ni p B .i COLON PANAMA
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THE ANCON INN
"Jay Street Country Club" :- Arthur Weil, Proprietor
S SPECIAL -Fried Chicken, Country Style, and Tenderloin Steaks
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_ _THE C.ARIBBEAN.
WEEKLY COLLECTIONS AND DELIVERIES OF LAUNDRY WORK
CHARGE ACCOUNT IF DESIRED
CLEANING, PRESSING and DYEING
P. 0. Box 1131, Cristobal, C. Z.
Phone: Colon 21
'd EYuipmenit .loder.n Mlethods
CKSON'S STEAM LAUNDRY
BROADWAY, NEAR FOLKS RIVER
Solicit the Patronage of Canal Zone Employees
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M: 3HTI- ILCLA. OF '2-
SCRisTOIB -\L HIGH s.CHOOLu T
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