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I Cristobal High School.
The Staff has labored long and hard,
To make this book the best.
We've our reputation to regard,
And you'll find it "best by test."
CRISTOBAL, CANAL ZONE, r930.
PUBLISHED BY THE CRISTOBAL HIGH- SCHOOL.
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T~BL.E OF CONTENTS.
2Juniors . ....
5 Freshme~n .
6 L~iterar . .
8 School Notes.
9 Exchanges ..
Foreword. .. .. .. .
Our Canal Zone School Officiatls. .
Our Principal ..
Class History .
Bridge on thle old K~ing's Highway- to Panama City.
4F THE CARIBBEAN.
1~ D E DICA TI ON.
EECAUSE of their unceasing
interest in our school work and J
Their hopes for our future success,
we, the Staff, gratefully dedicate the
I~ thirteenth volume of
THE CARIBBEAN Bj
To go to college or not to go, that is the question
which is probably foremost in the minds of those
of us who are graduating this June. It is a
question which requires a great deal of consider
ation and which should not be decided upon
Think it over carefully-, anld if you have a fairly-
definite idea in mmnd of what profession you would
like to follow, ask yourself this question, "11'ould
a college education help me in getting ready for
this work?" InI the majority of instances it
would. The college man or woman has the
preference over the person with only a high school
education in obtaining a position. In addition
to this, he has an understanding and an appreci-
ation of the finer things in life, and he polssesses
the poise which comes from being college bred.
On the other hand, there are people who are
utterly~ unsuited to collPege and it would be a
waste of their time and of their parents' money
for them to attend. So in looking yourself over,
decide whether you would benefit in later life
from a college education. Perhaps yocur talents
are more suited to a tr-ade o~r dtramati c school than
to a college.
There is another question that may trouble the
less fortunate of us, and that is the lack~ ofneces-
sary funds. D~o not think that it is absolutely
impossible to be a success in life unless yo(u attend
college, because many men and women, who have
been unable to avail themselves of this oppo7r-
tunity through financial reasons, havle become
quite successful. However, they have done so
by extensive reading and studying onl subjects
which would lead to their advancement.
Remember that the world niow only wants
educated and trained men for its positions, so,
if y~ou are able, attend a school or a college that
will aid you in preparing fo~r your profession.
However, if you canl not go, because of the lack of
money., do, not forget that mlany~ people have
trained themselves by! studying inl their spare
time and~ hav-e become quite prom-inent in their
line of work;. After all, the road to success is
open to evreryone.
Ro,-al Falms in Colon.
TO GO OR NOT TO0 GO.
Thomans L. coley, fr-. o.
COL. HARRY BURGEss, U. S. Army,
Governor, The Panama Canal
Hlorne~ ./id,hns-G(re~en~sboro, N. C.
( or- 'ini;:)l-cenar- err IUniversity.
Deglres Obtar~ined- A.I t B I.
Degyrees Obtaillned-A. II.
y 2, 1926.
A-sisistant Sulperintendent of Schools,~I 71uni(,r an)d Sen~ior High
SchAool--\V. H. BARKER.
Name of Scr~ondary Sc~Vhoo/--Lebano n High School.
Locationl of .S'ecorndayl~ Schoo/--Lebalnon, 110.
- or- Unicvelrsity- N. E. M\issouri St;re TIeaicher's College.
DegreePS Obtaied--B. cS.
College or- Uni:ersity- Columin a Univerrsity.
Dgrees Obta2ined~-A 121.
D.i(e Entlering$ Serv.ice on Cn~a/Zonez--Septemberl -, 192-
Oucr Prijncipal--WVLIaux A. SAW'YERS. S c
Birth:place-W~esterly, R. I.
Home Add-e~ss-38 Sumnmer St., Westerly R. 1.
S~ame of Secondlary School-W~esterly High School.
Location of SeLcondary~ School-W~esterly, R. 1.
College or. UniversityG-Bates College, Lewiston, Me.
Degrees Obtained--B. S.
College or U'niversitiy-Columbia University.
Degrees ObtaiNne-M. A.
Date Entering ServLice on Ca'~na/Zone-September 7, 192;.
Sub~jects Tau~ght 1929)-13o.--General Science.
Sponsor for Wh~at Clarss or School Actjiviy--THE CARIBBEAN..
Fraternity or Sor~ority-Phi Delta Kanppa.
Favorite Expression--"How many looked over the lesson ? It
appears evident that many of you overlooked it."
CARIBBEAN STAFF, 1930.
Sta~f A~dvisor ................ .Mr. Wu.Z. A. SAWYlERs
Stf Sponsor_ .. ..... ..........MRiss GRAC-E HESSE
Editor--inl-Chief ......... ..... ... .THOMAS COLEY
Assistant Edito-.. .... . .. .. .. .. CARLos RAxxxx
Bulsinerss JInager ............WA'LTER \fINIGSTAD
A~sst. Business danage .............RAYM OND TILL
Cir-culation Ma~cnlger .. .. ..~ . . ..RALPH CiRUM
//j~,r Circulation .Ilanatger .. .. .BURTON HACCETT
Literary Editor-. ... .. .. . .. ... .. M~avis THIRLWALL
Art Editor ...... .... _.VIRGINIA STEVENSON
Asst. ;drtEditor.... ............ .FRiEDERICK K~IROLL
Boys' Athletic ~ Edto. ..... ..THOMA4S PESCOD
Girls' Athletic Editror... .. .. .. .CE LESTE CLARKE
Ex\changrEr ditor........~.~ . . DELLA RArmIoSo
Schnool~otesEditjor .. ... .~ .... ~. RAE BLISS
aJll~l/inniEior.. . .. .~ . . . FRANSCEs D.4ys
Joke Editor .. .. ~.. \ ,, ILLIAM NEWYMAN
Typist. . .. ... ..~ . .LICE HENTER
10 THE CARIBBEAN.
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Phola byl~odak, Panamal.
THE CARIBBEAN. 1I
I -Name of Teacher--LILLIAN B. Gusunrson.
Home Address--Nunica, Mich.
Name of Secondary School--Lake View High School.
Location of Secondary School--Chicago, Ill.
College or University--Northern Illinois Teachers' College.
College or University-University of Ohio.
Dates Attended-1I925. Extension course, one term.
College or University~-Teachers' College, Columbia Uni-
Dates Attended-1926-Summer Session.
Date Entering Service on Cana/Zone-1I923-
Sponsor for W'hat Class or School Activity--Assistant Principal.
Favorite Expr-essoin--"Have you your excuse You owe me
I an excuse."
Namne of Teacher-ROBERT A. WEST.
Home Address-A~shley, Pa.
Nrun~e of Secondary School--Ashley High School.
Location of Secondary School--Ashley, Pa.
Co!Iege or University-University of Pennsylvania.
_or Univ-iersity-Bucktnell University.
Degr~ees Obtained--A. B.
College or- University-Pennsylvania State College.
Date Entering Service on Canal Zone---October I, I928.
Sub~jects Taught INr~93-93-Algebra, History, Commercial .
Fraternity--Kappa Sigma. I
Favorite Expression--"If it's good, it's from Pennsylvania."-
Name of Teacher--MARY ELIZABETH MOORE.
Bir-thplace--West Alexander, Pa.
Home Address--West Alexander, Pa.
Name of Secondary School--Washington High School.
Location of Secondaty School--Washington, Pa.
College or University-University of West Virginia.
Dates Attended-1I92 1923-
Degrees Obtained-A. B.
College or Univer~sity--Wooster College.
Date Entering Service on Canal Zone--October I, 1925.
Subjects Taught Ipap-193o--Latin, French, and Spanish.
Sponsor for What Class or School Activity--Juniors.
I ~Fraternity of Sorarily-K~appa Kappa Gamma.
Phi Beta Kappa.
~2~3\\ Favorite Expression--"And I said, 'Is that so?' "
THE CARIBBEAN. r3
Namne of Teach2Er-GRACE R. HESSE,
Birtlhplarce-Mliller, S. D.
Homle Addnlres-Shelbyville, Ill.
Namert of Se~onda).'ry School-Ann11 Airbor High School.
Locatrion of Secronda,:y Sc'hoo/--A~nn Arbor, M~ich.
College or- U.niversity-U~niversity of Mrichigan.
Dates AJtteNnded-- 1914-I19 7, 1923-'924-
Degrees Obtarii~nd-A. B., MI. A.
College or U'ni;' ljversi;ty-i onal Unliversity of M\exico.
Datles Attendlred--Summer 1921.
DateP Entlerinig Serv~ice on Cana/Zlone--October I, I926.
Sub~jects Taught79r)_-r29-go--Spanish and English.
Sponrsor for Ifatl Clacss or- School Actliirvi-Senior Class.
Flratrn,)ity or Sorority~-Ka:p pa~ Delta.
Faoor~ite E.vpr.ession-"Dblme una; frase comllreta."l
iLName of Tearcher--FREDERICK J. REYER
Birtlplarce-Calmar, Iowal. s
Home Addnress--Calmar, lowa. -
Name of Secolndary School--Calmar High School.
Location of Seolndry~l School--Calmar, Iowa. r
College or- University-State University of lowa.
Dates Atrtended-1916h-1918 and 1924-1925- .
iDegrees Obtained-B. A. ~e
Date Entering Senrvie on Calna/Zone--October I, I198.
Subjects Taug~ht rgag-I93o-Mechanical Drawing, Plane
Geometry, and Algebra,
Favorite Esvpression2-"You dumb F~reshmen--
N~ame of Tac12her.-HELEN PATTERSON.
Hom~e AJddr~ss--GIrne Falls, M~ontr.
Name of Seolndaryv Schoo/--Chanteau County High School.
Location of S~coindaryl~ Sch-ool--Fort Ben ~on, Mont.
Zi or Univer~sity-Montalna Stalte College.
Degrees Obtalinedi-B. S.
FBratelrnit-Alph aL Omlicron Pi.
Date EntEr.ing SerCi'ce on2 Cana/(IZone-Mar.ch I 8, 1930.
rSub6jects Taucght cpag793yo--Shorthandl Bookikeeping, T!ype
\ Favorite E.vptressionr-"That's good."
14 THE CARIBBEAN.
Name of Teacher--GLADYs M. KIMuno.
Birthplace-Cedar Rapids, lowa.
~w Home Address--Masonic Temple, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Name of Secondary School--Chickasha. High School.
Location of Secondary School--Chickasha, Okla.
College or University--Oklahoma College for Women.
Degrees Obtained-A. B.
College or Univ~ersity-University of Oklahoma.
6 DateJ AttEnded--I923-1I924-
Degrees Obtained--M. A.
Date Entering Service on Canal Zone-October I > I 929.
Subjects Taucght I929-193o-English..
Sponsor for what Class or School Activity--Sophomore Class.
Favorite Expression--"Now what's funny about that?"
Name of Teacher-Awos C. PENCE.
Home Addr~ess--Marshall, Mo.
Name of Secondary School-Marshall High School.
Location of Secondary School--Marshall, Mo.
College or U'niversity-M~issouri Valley College.
Degrees Obtained-A. B.
College or University-M~issouri University.
Dates Attended-Summer, 1928.
Date Entering Service on Cana/Zone--October I, 1928.
Subjects Taught rpz9-(93o-Physiics, Mathematics, Commrer-
cial Arithmetic, and Geography.
Sponsor for What Class or School Activity--Freshmen.
Favorite Expression-'"You students take advantage of me."
Name of Teacher--EMILY RUSSELL.
Birthplace--Pine Bluff, Ark.
Home Address--Pine Bluff, Ark.
Name of Secondary School--Pine Bluff High School.
Location of Secondary School-Pine Bluff, Ark.
College or University-University of Arkansas.
Degrees Obtained-Bachelor of Science in Home Economics.
College or U'niversity-University of W\isconsin.
Dates Attended.--Summer school, r927.
Date Entering Service on Cana/Zone--October I, r927.
Subjects Taught rp929-793o-Household Arts, English, U. S.
Sponsor for What Class or School Activity-Supervisor of the
I Fraternity or Sorority--Pi Beta Phi, Kiappa Delta Pi.
Favorite Expression-"All right."
I ~Name of Teac(her.--BARBARA RAI.EY~.
Birthplacr-Rib I.Lake, WVis.
Home Addrlre'zsj- uskegoon, Mich.
Name of Sec~ondry~~ ScIhoob--Recreattion Training School.
Locationl of Secrlondry~,~ Sch-loo/-Chicago, Ill.
or- University-- Collumbiai Univeirsity..
Date Enrteringf Service onl Canal/Zone -December r I, 192S-
SSub~jects Taucght ly-'-,C:loao-Pagro und Directress.
Fav~orite Eprslzsionr-"T`h a's splendid!"
Naime of Teancher-VICTOR E. LSEIL.ER.
Bilyrrthprlae-uburn N. Y.
Home Alddre-ss-Berkele y,, Calif. IIs~`
SCollege or- Univer-sity-University of California.
Dates Atltended-I923-192.5- CI.
Dater Entering Servi'ce on Canl ~tZoneP-M ay I 8,I 19 6.
Subjects Taulghlt 192--lOjo--Directo r of Phy.sical Activities.
Favo~rite.Evpression-"UsT e y-our head, fellow~s!"
Nalme of Teacher)-A. RIAXINE PorTS.
Birtlhplacer-Big Run, Pa.
Home Addre'',ss- Baltimore, A\ld.
f; iName of Seodndary Schoo/-Wesernm High School.
Locatrion of Secondryrr~ Scrhool---B:ultimore, Aldi.
College or (University-Marylandi State Normal.
Dates Attendedl-lg-192 .92
College or U~nivrsity-Pl aygroundi At\hletic Clalsses, Baltimore.
Dats Atteznded--1925-1r92 .
se.\9Date Entering Servicer onl C~na/Zone-JTnee, 1929.
Sponsor fo, Iri What Clas or Scrhool Actri:ity-Physical Directress.
Fav~oiritExprejsionr-"Snap into it, girls."
16 THE CARIBBEAN.
i ~;;1~Ry~gaffr~~:~saulrg~E~b~;'- ~~ ~ .~r.;;;-:--~ .:~
F-~ r~. ~p*t~iqE
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Name of Teacher--HELEN CURRIER BAKER.
Home Address-Minneapolis, Minn.
Name of Secondary School-Central High School.
Location of Secondary School--Minneapolis, Minn.
College or- University-University of Minneapolis.
Degrees Obtained--B. A4.
College or University--Session in Public School Music at
Cornell, Chicago, and New York Universitjes.
Date Entering Service on CannalZone--192I-
Subjects Taurght, Igag-r93o-Supervisor of Public School
Name of Teacher--ROBERT GEORGE NOE.
Home Address-Kinoxville, Tenn.
Nanme of Sec~ondary School-YToung High School.
Location of Secondary Schoo(-l-noxville, Tenn.
Date Entering Service on CanalZone--Decembher, 1924
Sponsor for What Class or School Actiigvit-Dramatic Coach.
Favorite Expression--"Snap out of it now, enunciate clearly."
18 THE CARIBBEAN.
RALPH SNEDIK(ER CRUM.
W'ise to resolve and patient to perform.
4 ~Birthplace--Cicero, Ind.
~Date of Birth--January 12, 1912.
Stt': ,'z'"""'--," 'G Ind.
Date of Enter-ing Cristobal Sch2ool--October, 1926.
School Activites--Bowling, '27, '28; Track, '28; Carnival, '27,
'28; Glee Club, '27; Extra, '26, '27,'228; President Senior
Class,'30; Circulation Manager THE CARIBBEAN Staff,'30.
College Expected to Enter--University of Indiana.
Favorite Expression-"'Who said so? "
Pastime--Going to the movies.
MAVIS ELOISE THIRLWALL.
And still they wondered, and the wonder grew,
That one small head should carry all it knew.
Birikplace-Panama City, R. of P.
Date ofBirth--July 20, 1912-
State's Address--Baton Rouge, La.
Canal Zone Addr-ess--Cristobal.
Date of Entering Cristobal School-October, I 917.
School Activities-Supper Club, '27, '28, '29; Secretary Supper
Club, '30; Glee Club, '27, '28; Secretary of Class, '29;
Carnival, '27, '28, '30; Literary Editor THE CARIBBEAN
College Expected to Enter-Louisiana State University.
Favorite Expression--"Mercy! "
Chosen Vocation--Language Teacher.
The sum of earthly bliss. --Milton.
Birthplace--Ancon, C. Z.
Date of Bi~th--November 25, 1912-
State's Address--Sherman, N. Y.
Canal Zon~e Address--Cristobal.
Date of Entering Cristobal School--October, 19'7.
School Activities--Class Treasurer, '27; Supper Club, '27, '28;
Treasurer Supper Club, '29, '30; Glee Club, '27, '28, '29;
Carnival, '27, '28, '29, '30; Gym, '27, '28; Class President,
'29; Class Vice President,'29, '30; Treasurer Athletic Asso-
ciation, '29; School Notes Editor THE CARIBBEAN Staff,
30; "The Lottery Man," '30.
College Expected to Enter--Oberlin, Ohio.
Favorite Expression--"Don't be an Airdale!"
Chosen Vocation--Language Teacher.
THE CARIBBEAN. 19
T`HOMAlS L.. COLEY, JR.
I know thouc'rt fulll of love and honesty,
A-ndl weighl'st thy words before thou gives them
Dakr of Birth-Jluly 29, 1913-
St~ate'sr Addres'ns-Bethn!res es P-a.
Carrnla/Zon A~ddres-Frort Davis.
Date of Entering Cr~istoba/l Schoo/--October, 1928i.
"s Gradce Enterled--J unior.
Other (1/i0/ Schools tnded Befor-e Comin~g to Ca~na/Zone-Hampton
\1 High School, Hampton, Va;.
School/ Actrivities-Editor-in-Chief, THF. CARIBBEAN Staff, '30.
Expectedn to EntrcP-Uniiversit y of Pennsylvania.
Chrosen V'ocation Medicine.
Favor-ite Expression-"Donl't you thinki-?. "
DELLA4 JOSEPHINE RAYMZOND.
The thing that goes farthest toward making
life worth while
That costs the least, and dloes the most, is
just a pleasant smile. -fl.: D. Nesbit.
Birthplace-Cristobal, C. Z.
Date of Birth-Mayn t0, 1912.
State's Address-Nrew Yorki, N. Y'.
Canal Zon~e Add~ress-Cristobal..
:Date of Enltering Cristoba/ Schoo/--Octoberl a, I9<8.
SPchool Actrivities--Glee Club, '27, ~'8; Supper Club, '27, '28,
'29, '30; Carnival, '1:, )'2, '30; Class T~reasurer, '27, '2,8,
30; Exchange Ediitor THE CAfimacAxi Staff, '30, "The
Lottery Man," '30.
Favo,-rie Exression-"A\ren't you terrible:"
Ch~osen V'ocation-Perivate Secretary.
Paslitime-P1lrab thep no
( a EVELYN ELIZA\BET`H GA-NZEMU'ILLER.
Within the mid-nightr of her ha~ir
Half-hiddlen in its deetpest deeps.
Dart of Birtch--October 3, 191 2.
St'ate's Addre~rss-Peckville, Pa.
Ca~na/Zonez Add~ress~i~-G atun.
Date of Enerring Cristobal Schoo/--October, 1926.
Grade EntPered-Freshm nn.
Other) SchooIJ.ls Attended Before Com)inlg to Carna/Zonle-Blakelyr
School Actirites--Glee Club, '27, '28; Supper Club, '27, '28, '29,
30, Ca~rnival, '2;; President Debating Club, '30.
Favoritre Expre-tssion-"Oh, bab-! "
Chosenl Vocation -School Teacher.
20 THE CARIBBEAN.
ALICE EVELYN HENTER.
Thou who hast
The fatal gift of beauty.
Birthplace--Gorgona, C. Z.
Date of Birth-December 8, r912.
State's Address-Philadelphia, Pa.
Canal Zone Address--Gatun.
Date of Enter-ing Cristabal School--October, 1926.
Grade Entered--Frs en
School Activites-Gle KClub, '27; Supper Club, '27, '29, 'So;
Secretary-Treasu'r iebating Club, '29; Debating Club,
30; Typist, THE CakihBE. L Staff, '30; Chorus, '27;
Carnival, '28. J
Favo tre Expressio "I ne~g laughed so many! "
Pastime--Tat Ing over the telephone.
F. WILLIAM NEWMAN, JR.
An ounce of wit is worth a pound of sorrow.
Birthplace-Brooklyn, N. Y.
Date of Birth--July 14, 1912.
Canal Zone Addr-ess--Box 235, Cristobal.
Date of Entering Cristobal School---October, 1918.
School Activities-Orchestra, '27, '28; Carnival, '2'7, '28, '29,
'30; Wittiest Student, '29, '30; Joke Editor THE CARIB-
BEAN Staff, '29, '30; "The Lottery Man," '3o.
Favorite Expression--"E gad! "
Hobby--Playing the violin.
She is pretty to walk with and witty to talk with,
A4nd pleasant too, to think on.
Nickame-aul.-Sir rohin Suckling.
Birthplace--Fort Hamilton, N. Y.
Date of Birth-Mrarch I 9, 19I3
State's Address-Pine Point, Old Orchard, Me.
CanalZone Addu~-ss--Fort de Lesseps.
Date of Entlering~p Cristobal Schtool--October I, 1927.
Other Schrools Attended Befor~e Com~ing to Canal Zone--Clifton
High School, Ohio; Star of the Sea School, Va.; Emmacu-
lata Highl School, K~an.; Miss Doharty's School for Girls,
School ActrivitieJ--Supper Club, '27, '28, '29; Glee Club, '27;
Swimming, '28; Tennis, '28; Track, '28; President of Girls'
Athletic Association, '29
College ELxpected to Enter--Wellesley College.
Favorite Expression--"You wouldn't fool me? "
Chosen Vocationr-Interior Decorator.
Hobby--Collecting pictures of movie stars.
Pastime--Tennis aInd swimming.
THE CARIBBEAN. 21
ELSIE BEAlTRICE BIRK~ELA.ND.
How her fingers went when they move by note
Through measures finle, as she marched them o'er
The yielding plank of the ivory floor.
--Benjamin F. Taylor.
Birikhplace-Brooklyn, N. YI.
Date of Birth--September 24, Ig9 I.
State's Addrless--Brook lyn,~ N. Y-.
Cana/Zonre A-~?ddess-Cris tobal..
Date of Entering Cristobal Schoo/--October, 1917.
School Activriti~s--Supper Club, '27, '28, '29, '30; Orchestra,
'28, '29; Track, '26; Glee Club, '27, '28, '29; Chorus,'27.
Favorie ~Expr~ession-"Who''d a-thunk it! "
Chosen Vhcatio n--Ste nograp her.
ELEANOR M. FITZGERALD.
The mildest manners and the gentlest heart.
Birthp~nlac-Ancon, C. Z.
Date of Birth-June 25, r913.
State's Aldd-rss--New York, N. Y.
Date of Entrirng Cristobal Schroo/-Mayfl, 926h.
Other Schtools Attendied Befor~e Com2ing to Cana/Zore--St. Cath-
erine's Academy, N. Y; Beidler School, Chicago, Ill.
School A~ctivities--Supper Club, '27; Glee Club, '27, '28; "The
Lottery Man," '0.
Favor-itepxpression-"You wouldn't fool me, would ya? "
Chosen V/ocation--Business career.
Sir, y.our wit ambles well, it goes easily.
Birthlplac~e--Brookl-n, NS. Y.
Date o Birt~h-June 18, 1912.
Cana/Zone Addrel-tss- Cristobal.n
SDate of Ente,rin Cristobarl School--October, 1918S.
Schiool Activites-Track, '28, '2r,; Swimming, '29); Czrnival, '28.
FNworilte ExpreZSSion- "Y~l eah :"
FRANCES MERCEDES DAYS.
A friend more divine than all divinities.
Birthplacee-Ancon, C. Z.
Date of Birtht-December 31, r911.
State's Addr-ess--Savannah, Ga.
-- Canal Zone Address--Cristobal.
Date of Entering Cristobal School--October 4, I 923.
School ;rdctivites--Girls' Glee Club, '28; Supper Club, '28,
'29, )30; Vice President Supper Club, '29; President
Supper Club, '30; Secretary Junior Class, '29; Secretary
Senior Class, '30; Gym, '27; Alumni Editor THE CARIB-
BEAN Staff, '30; Carnival, '30; "The Lottery Man," '30.
Favor-ite Expr-ession--"Oh, my cow! "
FRANCISCO M. WONG.
Patience is a necessary ingredient -imeiof genius.
Birthplace--Colon, R. of P.Dapo~lrr-eebr 8 go
Date of Entering Cristobal School--February, r926.
Other Schools Attended Before Coming to C. Z.-St. Joseph's ,
School Activities--Glee Club, '2;, '28; Physical Training, '27,
'28; Orchestra, '29.
Favorite Expr-ession--"Use your brains."
MARY VIRGINIA EBERENZ.
Plain without pomp, and rich without a show.
a ~Birthplace--Ancon, C. Z.
Date of Birth--July 2, r91o.
State's Address--Louisville, Ky.
Date of Entering Cristabal School-4ctober, 19r7.
School Activities-Supper Club, '27, '28,'29 '30; Glee Club,
'27, '28; Carnival, '30; Gym, 127, )28.
Favorite Expression--"I don' wanna."
Chosen Vocatio n-S tenographer.
Hobby--Going places and seeing things.
Gentle of speech, beneficent of mindl.
Date of Birth--August I 1, Igr3.
Gra~de Entered-F~'reshmn.; n
Other Scrhools Atte~llnd Beforez C~oi~irni to Canalm Zone-Iic~io- de
Sco/oeo c .I ii tii d-- S apper 2 , 28,I, 'ag ; 30 ;G!re Club~,
Ch2osen F~ocation 11r\itin".
E. BEVERLY TURNER.
Speech is great; but sile-nce is greater.
Birthplace-Cristobal, C. Z.
Date of Birth--lzlrch II, 191I2.
Canal Zone Addnress-Criristobl.
Date of Entrling Cristobal Schiool--October, I918S.
School Activities-Swimmingc, '29, '3o; Captain Neptune Club,
'29; Captain Swimming Team, '29.
College Expct~edr to Enterl-Rutgers.
Favol-rie ~xpression--"I'll bite."
Pastime--Swimming and diving.
JOAN V'IRGINIA STIEY'ENSO N.
Her voice was likes the voice the star~s
Had when they- sang~ together.
-Dantei Ga~briie Rosetri
Birthplac~e New Jersey.
Date of Birth--June 3, r9 rl -
Strate's Addilress-New Jersey.
Date of Enlter~ing Cristobal( Schoo/20-October, I927.
School A~ctivities-Grl's Glee Club, '28, 'l9, '30 Supper Club,
'28,'29; Girl's Atrhletic A-ssociation, '28, '9, 'jo; T~rack
Team, '2r); Carnivanl Rerview, '30; B.'sk;et Ball Team, '30;
Volle!- Ball Tream, '29; Debating Club, '-9, '30; V~ice
President Debatre Club, '30; "Gy-psy Rov-er," '30; Artf
Editor T`HF CARIBBEAN Staff, '30; Fashion Show "Dow-n
Petticoat Lane," '29; Librarian, '29.
Fav~orite Exp~cir2"ession-"Blee it or not."
Chosen F'ocation-Arthletic Instructress.
Hobby--Canoeing and dancing.
Pasltim~e-Swimming~ and reading.
ELSIE DOROTHY DARLE.I-T
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I WALTER WIKINGSTAD.
A man of mark. -Longf/ellowv.
Datf- of Birth-September 17, 191 2.
ateof Entering Cristabal School--October, 191 8.
SSchool Activites--Glee Club, '27, '28; Class Vice President,
'27; Baseball, '27, '28, '29; Captain Baseball Team, '30;
Bowling, '28, '29, '30; Track, '29; Swimming, '27, )28,
29; Tennis, '27, '29, )30; Basket ball,'29,'30; Soccer, '29,
I '30; Vice President, Boys' Athletic Association,'29; Busi-
ness Manager, THE CARIBBEAN Staff, '30; President,
Boys' Athletic Association, '30; "The Lottery Man," '30.
College Expected to Enter--Bates College.
Favorite Expression--"Yenh! "
L' I `Hobby--Practicing sport of the season.
ESTAFANIA GRACE WHEELER. C
Her voice was ever soft,
Gentle and low, an excellent thing in woman.
Date of Birth--July. I, 1911.
State's Addiress--Utica, N. Y.
Canal Zone Address--Cristobal.
Date of Entering Cristobal School--October, 1926.
Grade Entered--Sophomore. :
Other Schools Attended Before Coming to Canal Zone-JTames
Kiimble School and Utica Free Academy.
School Activites--Supper Club, '27, '28, '29, '30; Glee Club,
'28; Baseball, '28; Girls' Athletic Association, '29.
College Expected to Entr~r-Utica Memorial Hospital.
Hobby-Writing, reading, and sewing.
Pastime--Walking and Dramatic Club.
Favorite Expression--"Gee! "
RICHARD C`OROALLES SERGEANT.
Skill'd in the globe and sphere, he gravely stands,
And with his compass, measures seas and lands.
Birthplace--Colon, R. of P.
Date of Birth--January 21, 191 1.
State's Address--12 Monroe Street, Brooklyn, N. Y.
F- Canal Zone Address--Cristabal.
Date of Entering Crirstaba School--October, 1922.
Grade Entered--Fi fth.
I ~Other Schools Attended Before Coming to Canal Zone--Public
S'School, Long Island, N. Y.
Srkool Activities-Orchestra, '27, '8, '29, '30; Glee Club, '27,
'28, '29; Calptain Swimming Team,'28,'29; Swimming,'30;
/ Captain Tennis Team, '29; Tennis, '28, '29, )3o; Neptunle
; IClub, '29, '30; Basket ball, '30.
Favorite Exporession--"Yeah! "
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JAMES CAMPBELL, Ja.
A1~ man of hope and forward-looking mind.
k -Slim Jim.
irthpla~ce-Cooperstown, N. Y~.
DaeofBirth--July l 7, 1912.
State's Aiddress F~lint, Mlich.
anal~one Adidressi-Box 333, Cristobal.
Date of Entering Cristobal School--October, 1920.
Schoo .l ctivities-Sw~imming, '2:, Track, '28; Carnival, '29,
College Expected to Entrpr-General Motors Technical School.
Favorite Exp~ression-"Hey~! "
Chosen V/ocationt-Mechancial Engineer.
Hobby--Playing the clarinet in the band.
Pastime--Paddling around in a cayuco.
RITA TERESA JOY'CE.
She is graceful as the greenly- waving boughs in
summer wind. --Gerald Ma~lssy.
Date of Birth-August 23, 19I3
State's Address-Philadelphia, Pa.
Date of Entering Cristobal School--October, 1920.
School AIctivities--Glee Club, '27, '28; Supper Club, '27, '28,
'29; Swimming, '27; CarnivalI, '28, '29, '30; "The Lottery-
College Expected to Enter--Rosemont College.
Favorite Expression--"Most any minute now."
Chosen Vocation--Fashion Illustrator.
Pastime--Having a good time.
ARTHUR JAMES M\UNDBERG.
A merryr heart doeth good like a medicine.
Bir-thplace-Brooklyln, N. Y.
Date of Birth--July 29, 1911.
P ~Canal Zonre A-ddress-Cristabal.
C I ~Date of Enterijng Cristobal School-I 917.
School Actjivitis--Glee Club, '2;; Swimming, '27, '28, '29, '30;
Tennis, '2j, '28, '29, '30; Carnival, '30; "The Gypsy
.'Rover" Orchestra, '30.
College Expected to Enrter-Business College.
Favorite Expression2-"Y eah ?"
Chosen Vocatrion-Commercial Business.
Eyes so transparent,
That through them one sees the soul.
Date of Birth-Flebruary 2, 1911.
State's Address-Mobile, Ala.
Canal Zone Address--Cristobal.
Date of Entering Cristobal School--October, I928-
Other Schools Attended Before Coming to Canal Zone--Mobile
High, Barton Academy.
College Expected to Enter-University of Alabama.
Favorite Expression-"LI love you. Oh, yes! "
Chosen Vocation--Nurse or Stenographer.
He appeared like the sun-god at his rising in the
Date of Birth--July 24, I9I3-
Canal Zone Anddress--Cristobal.
Date of Entering Cristobal Sch2ool--October, 1929.
Grade Entered--Special Student.
Other Schools Attended Before Coming to Canal Zonle-KIoisti-
ansund High School.
School Activities--Soccer, '30.
College Expected to Enter--Oslo Business School.
Favorite Exwpression--"Sure! "
Chosen Vocation--Business Man.
Hobby--Reading and practicing sports.
ROSE T. CORRIGAN.
For she was jes' the quiet kind
Whose natures ncver vary,
Like streams that keep a summer mind
Snowhid in Jenooary.
Birt-hplace--Gatn, C. Z.
Date of Birth--November i, 191"-
Date of Entering Cristobal School--January, 1930.
Grade Entered--Special Student.
Schlool Activities--Supper Club, '26.
Other Schtools Attended Before Coming to Canal Zone--Toms
River; Colegio de Sion, Costa Rica.
Favorite Expression--"Y de ahi."
MARIA CA4RIDAD STEWArRT.
Voice gentle as the breeze that playrs in the
Among the Spices of Sabara.
Birthplacre-Cristobal, C. Z.
Date of Birth-MayI\ 26, I9to
State's Add~llrJ-hltess Phiaepha Pa.
Carna/Zonec .J'iddress-C ristobal..
Date of Entlering C~jritabal School--October, 1921-
Other, Schools Attecnded BeforeP Com)ing to Ca~nal Zone-WaVure
s. Notre Dame, BelgEium.
School Actrivities--Glee Club, '2;; Supper Club, '27, Girls'
i ~Favorite Expressrion--"Shee! "'
~rz~t~- P le~4 Pastime--Reading.
NEHLS G. JANSEN.
An honest man's the noblest work of God.
Date of Birth-April 14, 1905-
State's Address--Perth Amboy, N. J.
CarnalZone Address--France Field.
Date of Entering Cristobal Schrool--October, 1929.
Grade Entered-Special Student.
Other Schools AJttended Before Com~ing to Calna/Zone-RoskildeSloi Nnr rr Lmr o nn Lwns fla
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As we wrere in 1928.
9C ` g~s
Mlavis Thir/wall '3o.
THE CARIBBEAN, and in every activity of our
school. Why, others too recognized us as out-
standing. The Freshmen-poor things such ordi-
nary ones--looked up to us with awed eyes.
We were busy all this year studying (and enjoying
it to our surprise), taking an interest in helping
every way we could, and actually beginning to
frown a little at the disturbances caused by the
Lower Classmen. The high spot of ourjunioryear
was--you must have heard--our Junior-Senior
Banquet. It was given at the Hotel Washington,
and this was the only "usual" thing about it. In
every other detail it was most unusual. After the
banquet, we gave a dance to entertain our guests.
Even some members of the Senior Class of 1929,
agreed (in private) that our banquet was a better
one than theirs had been. But, then, wee could
have told them that.
CHAPTER IV.--THE PRESENT.
At last! W~e are Seniors. But this isn't hard to
realize. We immediately assume a dignified and
preoccupied air, as if the burden of the whole
school rests on our shoulders alone. We feel, in
fact, that it does. We give our party--our last.
We star in athletics and other activities. Then,
"The Lottery Man," our play and the best ever
given, and, greatest of all, the publication of
THE CARIBBEAN, into which we have put all our
endeavor and hard work. But we are rewarded.
Isn't it a great success? Soon, in a very few short
weeks is Commencement and then we part. The
one disappointment of our Senior year was the loss
of about I 5 members of our class, which we had
hoped would be the largest ever to graduate from
Cristobal High School. But we made up our loss
in number by excelling in other qualities, and by
working together. Now we realize that June 20
is not far off. Our high school days will be over
and Cristobal High School will lose the most
unuSUal ClRSS it ever educated. Ask me if that
statement is true or not. I'm a member of that
The history of the Senior Class of '930 may
seem to others the same as that of any Senior
Class, but to the members of that class it has a
history unequaled. WThere before has such a
class graduated from high school? Ask a mem-
ber of that group. "Nowhere," we find. True
enough. Ask me. I'm a member of that class.
CHAPTER I.--THE DARK AGES.
October I, 1926--will we ever forget that date-
some 40 pupils registered in Cristobal High School
as Freshmen. That was the big day of our lives.
During that first year that group of 4o organized
a class that was to prove extraordinary. It got
hazed, gave a party, caused lots of trouble, in fact
it was a most unusual Freshman class. By June,
it had learned what high school life was, and had
decided that it was most exciting and enjoyable.
We were still a bit hazy about some things but
about these we pretended great knowledge.
So much for us as Freshmen.
CHAPTER TI.--THE MIDDLE AGES.
Oh--here is that extraordinary class again!
Just as extraordinary as ever. Almost the same
group with just a few losses and some additions.
We were getting used to each other, getting to
know which of us were the real students, which the
musicians, which the athletes, which the -but
we won't go further. As I said, this class was extr-a
ordinary\ and we found that we could be repre-
sented in every school activity our school boasted
of. This year, to prove that we noticed what was
going on in the world, we gave a "Lindbergh
Party-." Airplanes, propellers, and aeronautical
articles prevailed. This was one of the most
original parties ever given. Hah! Another un-
usual feat by an unusual class-
CHAPTER III.--THE RENAISSANCE.
Our Junior year. WTe suddenly found our-
selves very important personages on the staff of
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Raie Bliss a~nd Elsie Da~r/ev.
W:e, the graduates of I930, in sane and sound mind, do solemnly bequeathe the following honors
and unusual abilities to y.e Juniors of Cristobal High School; this to be bequeathed only under the
consideration that ye future graduates seriously and untiringly strive to acquire these treasurable and
much-envied abilities quoted below:
Her musical talent
Her giggle and dancing feet..
His lank~iness .. .
His dignity. _
His devilishness. .
Her height. ..... -
Her typing medals .. .
Her happy-go-lucky was.....
Her personality- bob. .. ..
Her G~reta Garbo-ness. ....
Her long legs. . .
Herl lipstick.. ..
His come-hitherishness_ .. _
His shampoo..... .
His wit and slang ..
His stubborness .
Her Hanming tresses .
Her grace and smartness. .
His faithfulness. .
Her gentle voice .
His gallantry .. .. ....
His good nature. .....
Elsie Birkeland .
James Campbel .
Thomas Cole. ..
Ralph Crum .
Elsie Darley. ..
Frances Days ..
Virginia Eberenz. _.
Eleanor Fitzgerrald .
Alice Henter .
Arthur Mundberg _
Richard Sergeant ..
Virginia Stevenson .
Mavis Thirlwall. .
Beverly Turner. .. ..
W\alter W'ikingstad. .
Francisco Wlong. .. .
The Drake boy~s.
Wm. Harmon and Mlargaret Dalvis respe~ctively..
Harold Mlueller and Manrion Neely
John K~elly- an~d Bettina Powers.
Lillian Housel and Richard W'ood.
Ben Williams and Elsie Doar.
Fred Kroll and Eleanor Urwiler.
Clara Frisk an~d Carlos Rankin.
Crawford Campbell and Burton Hackett.
\Yelma Hall an1d Walter Bundy.
Dorothy Wertz and Russell Ellwell.
A-nna Ryan and Erle Ferrguson.
V~innie Elson and Edwaird Conkling.
Edwardf Wilkins andl Kenneth M\aurer.
Bill Bailey- and Beldling K~ing.
Ma~rgaret Mijtchell andl Eugenia MIcLain.
32 THE CARIBBEAN.
PREVIEW7I OF THE NEWS.
Eldie Darley~, 'o aind Rae Bliss, '3o.
SCENE-Lluxurious suite in office of Editor-in-
Chief of Consolidated Newspaper Corpora-
tion, 5th Avenue, New York City-.
TIME--I950 A4. D.
Tom COLEY, Editor-in-Chief.
BEVERLY TURNER, Star Reporter
(Mlale and married).
]EVELYN GANZM\ULLER, Star Repolrter
(Female and free).
Editor-in-Chief seated at antique desk.
Tap of the knocker on door (marked private).
Boy in uniform enters.
Boy~: "Reporter wishes to confer with you, Sir."
Chiepf (Gruf~y): "I'm busy-h--er show him
(Exit boy--enter star repor-ter (malle) inl Shirt slreeves).
Star Reporter- (male): "Here's to-day's news."
(Reads.) Byrd, Jr., conquers fourth pole. Wanl-
ter Wtikingstad, famous parachute jumper, makes
successful triple jump from loo,ooo feet over
Peoria, Ill. "Say, that's not so bad for C. H. S.,
ch?" (Reads again.) A4ngela Sapristi scores tre-
mendous success as "Azucena" in II Trovatore,
at the New Metropolitan. "Do you know that's
Virginia Stevenson? She's a second Schumann_
Heink, boy! That's getting on in the world, and,
believe it or not, her accompanist is none other
than our own Elsie Birkelandr-a really celebrated
pianist. I believe her stage name is Elsette
Editor (Taking long puff on choice cigar):
"That's great. I received some interesting news
from our special correspondents abroad to-day.
(Fumbles among papers on desk.) WIhere is that
paper? Oh! here it is. Strangely, a lot of it
concerns ex-C. H. S.students--our class of l930-
to beexact." (Reads.) Franncisco Wo~g, head of
Chinese Diplomatic Corps, says, among other
things, that James Campbell has succeeded in
converting 200 Chinese at one meeting. He has
wonderful power, speaks Chinese fluently. "So
James hasn't been killed yet!" "'And our corres-
pondent in Spain says that Senarita Rita Joyce
Terrancy is having great success with her new
Home for Divorce Orphans, at Madrid. It was
a 'go' from its very inception, for even you can
imagine what an inconvenience it would be to an
aspiring divorcee to have her offspring thrust upon
her every six months for temporary care. This
home cer-tainly fills a long felt need. I'm for it
myself. I hear there is a long waiting list already.
And from London we have the news of Elsie
Darley's new novel, to be out next month. I've
forgotten the title--Romance, tho' I believe.
Y'ou know she captured the Nobel Prize last year
with her masterpiece entitled 'Seven O'clock.'
From Paris, we hear that Mlelendez and Bliss, or
Victor- and Rae, as we knew them, are still the
sensation of the town with their eccentric dance
revue of 300 'ALrtistes de Terpsichor-is.' I heard
they copped a fortune at M~onte Carlo, too.
Pretty soft, ch?"
( Knock on dloor-. Bo~v in uniformn enterj--female
reporter d~il-rect/ behind himl.)
Boy to ~Editor: "A lady wishes---"
Star REpor~ter (Female, interrupting, to boy--):
"I've got my wish. (Smiles.) N\ow run along,
Algernon. (To Editor.) I've got lots of news in
these cables. (Excitedly waving same.) I just
had to rush right over and tell you about them.
It's all about our classmates. Some sad news, too.
ArthIur Mundberg, you remember 'Mundy,'
cute blonde with heavenly blue eyes? He has
been Air Traffic Cop on the new Zeppelin from
Berlin to Beverly Hills, California, and one of the
through Zepps from the Buenos Aires branch line
was late and to avoid a crash over the Bahamas,
'M~undv' dashed in front of the B. A. Z. r3-z3-o-o-
and was run over. They were making 963 miles
per, too, bult the cable says 'plucky Mlundy'
escaped with only minor cuts, and shock--and he
never used to shock easy either. (Smiles, and
Oswald, Jr. has matrimonial aspirations toward
F1nranes, as soon as he gets his divorce from the
former Countess Oshee Getserman. Pretty nice
for Franlces. She gained her ability to capture
'eml practicing for our Carn-ival, if she needed any
aid to her usual line of capti ven ess."'
Editor-: "Yeah! I remember that Carnival.
(Picks up newspaper.) I saw something in here
about some of the other members of our class.
Here in the photogravure section, just glance at
this sweet-faced nurse. Now, I could enjoy poor
health with that sort of a face gazing down on me
frequently; that's (reads from sheet) Headnurse
Wh'lee(~ler-connected with the Bellevue Char-ity-
Hospital for r3 years. She has had more babies
named for her than any ten presidents. The
secret is, she endows each little new arrival who
is given her name with a 8r00 bank account to
insure his way in the world. Quite an idea!
(Turns to another sheet.) And this athletic
personage is Paurlinez Hermalni. She has again
won the Golf Trophy in the Elimination Tourna-
ment between the United States and the Conti-
nent. Some feat! No, not double e this timer.
(Holds up paper.) Son, just gaze on this imposing
structure. Isn't that a great piece of architecture?
As I live! (Reads.) Beauty Salon at corner of
5th Avenue and Calle Galindo, G~rande Cristobal.
A powerful combine has been formed by the
amalgamation of the famous beauty specialists
Ebelren:- and Fitzgerldnk with Elizabeth AIrden;
$10,000,000 capital. Shoppes all over the world.
(Puts down paper.) Say, I wonder if they take
gentlemen clients too? (Feels flabby flesh onl
face; bald pate, and corpulent tummy.) I need
a trip somewhere; guess I'll try the tropics; it
ought to be interesting after being gone twenty
years. (Rings for boy who enters.) Say! Boy,
get me rates and sailings by P. A. A. to Panamna,
Boy: "YIes, sir. Boss, could I be your personal
valet?" (Smiles broadly, exits.)
S. R. (Female): "How time does fly! (Sighs).
I need a rest too, you might let me know about
those sailings to Panama, Chief T`om (dreamily to
self) and Filtty will be there and Alice Henlter
S. R. (Male): "Seems as tho' r930 turned out
about as many notables as any class, before or
since. Well, so long, folks!"
picks up another yellow sheet.) And Fitty~ NeLw-
man wants us to write up his 'Nifty-Noise-
Makers;' they have been touring all the big
towns in the Unlited States and Europe, and now
they have settled in Grande Cristobal for the
racing season. Newman's 'Nifty-Noise-M/akers'
are the biggest hit of both continents, since Rudy
Vallee retired with his billions. (Reads from
another cablegram.) Alicia V'ani, as you'll easily
guess, that's our Alice Henter-, has just completed
her 99th starring talkie. It's in Spanish, 'Besos
Calientes.' I saw it in Bogota. Boy, it surely
lived up to its name. She heads her own comp-
panyy now--with studios at Bella Vista. That's
success in big letters, I say!"
Star Repor-ter (Male): "Since we are airing
personal matters, I may as well add my bit. I
had a letter from Ralpht Crumll recently. He is
Head Professor of English at Harvard. (Grandly-.)
L-a-dies and gent-leman! He's known as 'Crabby
Crum' in his classes--for he so objects to the
least muttering or talking. Same old Crum11, all
right! He sent me a copy of his 'English Idioms
in Slang;' tho't I might find it useful. It's used in
all the universities now. He's been keeping up a
punctual (that's his style) correspondence with
Ddlan and Macis it seems. Della has a beautiful
Home for the Insane in the Adirondacks--marvel-
ous surroundings, birds everywhere about the
grounds, and monkeys playing all around the
place--just watching them is part of the method
used in the cures--it has been very successful, so
her ads say, and she has cured thousands. She's
a wonderful woman. I heard, too, that the en-
tire property was willed to her by a former inmate
of the Home in appreciation of the wonder ul care
given him when she was matronly of the Incurable
Ward. She need never work a day, but memories
and love of the work keep her there. That's just
Della. Mavis has a Fashion Salon in Paris which
has become the rendezvous of all the very ultra
elite of the whole world. It is on Rue de la Prix
somewhere. That's just her line, Ba-be! How
she could wear clothes! C-rulnany said he had seen
Frances recently. She is secretary to Harold
Oswald Van Kirautz-ALmerica's wealthiest man,
you know. He owns a fleet of Zeppelins, anld has
yachts and racing cars by the dozens; spends ten
months of the year going places and doing things,
and seeing people. Takes his secretary along
most of the time. Ralphz hints that Harold
34 THE CARIBBEAN.
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36 THE CARIBBEAN.
William Bailey .............. .....
William Brodersen.,...... .
Walter Bundy......... .
Celeste Clarke. .. .. ..
Edward Conklin......... .
Margaret Davis.. .. .. ...
Elsie Doar... .. . ..
Frank Drake......... .
Rodman Drake. .. . ..
Ruth Duval... .. .... .
Vinnie Elson.. .. .....
Fabian Englander . .....
Erle Ferguson. . ... ...
Clara Frisk. ........
Burton Hackett. . .....
William Harmon ......
Belding Kiing. .. .....
Frederick K~roll ..
Percival Lyew. ......... . . ... .
Kenneth Maurer .. ........
Harold Mueller. .. ..
Thomas Pescod ......... . . . ...
Ronald Phillpotts. ......... . . ....
Bettina Powers .. .. .. ..
Carlos Rankin. . ... .
Anna Ryan. .. .. .. .
Edward Wilkins. .......
Raymond Will. .. .... ..
"Mean to Me."
"Oh, Baby, Where Can You Be?"
"Button Up Your Overcoat!"
"Pagan Love Song."
"I Get The Blues W~hen It Rains."
"Song of The Nile."
"I Faw Down and Go Boom!"
"If You Believed In Mle!"
"W~hen MyI) Dreams Come True!"
"I'll Alway-s Be In Love With ~ou."
"Wlhat Mak~es You Do Mle Like You Do?"
"Roses of Picardv."
"I'm AL Dreamer. Aren't W`e All?"
"Singein' In The Rain."
"I Wnn t To Be Loved By- You Alone."
"I Love M~r Old-Fashioned Ma:n."
"Hallelujah! E'm A Bum."
"Prve Got A Feeling I'm Falling In Love."
"My W'ild Irish Rose.'
"I Wannt To Be Bad! '
"K~iss M~e Dear, W'hat D'y-a Say?"
"Down Byi The W\inegar W~oiks."
"That's Myr Weakness Now!"
"Pardon M~e, It's A Habit Of Mline, Bu t I've Gotta Be K~issed."
"Sunny Side Up."
"Where The Sh\ Little V'iolets Grow."
"Ah! Sweet My\steryT of Life!"'
"Sweet Rosie O'Grad\-."
"Sand Mfan's Blues.'
"I Don't Wa'nt To Be Sitting On Top of The W~orld If I Halve
To Be Sitting Alone."
"St. Louis Blues."
"I'm Just A Vagabond Lover."
"Lovable and Sweet."
Ben Williams. . ........ . .. .
Richard Wood .............. ..
Eleanor Urwiler . . ...... . .
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~4r*~ IC --------1
THE SOPHOMORE TH-EATER.
Miss Kimbro........... .. ........."High Voltag~e"
Genevieve Barry ....... ."The Girl Fr-iend" '
Ernest Ber-ger., . ...-- . "Hlrd boiled'
Gladys Bliss. . .. . - "Sunny" ~
Mary Clark..........- ...... ."Be Calm, Camilla"
Alice Curtis. ........ _.....- "Pleasur-e Bounl"
Mary Curtis. ...... ."Sweet Adeciline"
Allene Deakins....... .....- ."The Charm School"
Mary Dean. .. ... .. .. .- "Glorifying the AImerican G~irl"
Willie Diers. .. . .- - .. .. .. "Penrod"
Paul Dignam. .......... ....."The Student Prince"
Zola Dorson ........... "The Exaltedi Flapper"
Beverly Dunn.. .. ... . .. . .- "T`he Sophomlore"
Dona Eaton. ....... ."T`he Dance of Life~"
Joseph Ebdon.. .. .. ... -.-. - ."Sonny Bo-"
Harry Egolf. .. ....... .. .. ."The Mlighty"
Vivian Elmgren ... .. .... . .. ."Treasure Girl"
Antonio Fernandez. .. .. -.- "The Desert Song"
Albin Forsstrom, . .. .. .. . "The Prince of HIearts"
Alice Gormerly. .........-.. ... . ."Honor Bright"
Frank Griesinger ... .. ....- - - ."The V'iking"
Marian Hahn. . . ,.. - "The Pealcocki Fan"
Mlildred Harmon. .. . .. ...- - .."Quality Street"
James Hayden .. .. .... . .. "Sons O' Guns"
Verona Herman ....... ...... - -- -- "Nila Rosa"
Beatrice Housel........ "Mrs. W'iggs of the Cabbage Patch"
Jodie Lu Jones.. .. .. .. .. -. .."Her Mlajesty The Queen"
Howard Keenan. .... .. .. .- "The Sonlg Writer"
Malrie Kle~efkens ..
Thomas Mlurphy .
Jean Pruit. .
Eleanor Reinhold j
Nell W'ard law
Ben Roberts. ... .
Herman Roos ... .
Herbert Rose. . .
Bruce Sanders. ..
Betty Stabler ..
Myles Standish .. ..
Inez T~heoktisto. .
Maflcolm WVheeler .
Randolph Wikinlgstad l
Elizabeth Wirtz .. .
Jamers W/\ood . . .
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"Blow Your Own Horn'
"Landy of Destiny
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"The Courtship- of Mliles Standish"
.. "Countess Maritza"
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S ."T`he Duke Steps Out"
S.."Little Lord Faluntelroy
"Yimmie Yonson's Yob"
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.. ....."The~ Coconuts"
1Vind-swept Palm Trees on Colonl Beach.
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THE OLD, OLD STORY IN AN OLD,
Eleanor Fitzgerald, '3o
(This story was judged the best submitted in the whole
high school in the 1930 Short Story; Contest.)
Pedro Arias de Avila founded the old city of
Panama on August 15, I5I9. Among the first
colonists of this city of Panama was Don Alvarey,
a very good fried of Pedro Arias and an important
member in the colony.
Don Alvarey lived with his wife and children in
a house known to all of Alvarey's friends as "Casa
de Alegria" or "House of Happiness." He had
two sons; the eldest was twelve years old, called
Carios, and the youngest, Juan-was nine years
old. He also had a little girl, Juana-seven
years old--who was the pet of the household and,
in fact, the pet of the colony. She was a pretty
little child with black curly hair and dark
As the colony was still small and Alvarey had
no enemies Juana was allowed to play and run
around in any part of the village.
One day she was sitting on the beach near her
home gazing out to the sea. Ever since she could
remember she had loved the sea and every day
she came to sit there and dream of the time when
she would grow up and be able to go on a big boat
to the land where she had been born-
This particular day, while she was sitting there,
Pedro, the son of Arias, crept up on her and
frightened her by shouting in her ear.
Ait once she turned on him and commenced to
give him a tongue lashing. He clapped his hands
Over her mouth and she immediately bit him.
Just at this stage of the battle Juana's brother
Carlos came to bring her in for lunch.
"What's wrong, hermanita!" he asked her.
Juana, still breathless from the quarrel, tried
to explain what had happened but Pedro kept
interrupting her. Carlos laughed and said,
"LCome, come, Juana, you shouldn't let such a
little thing make you so angry." And they both
walked away from Pedro into the house.
From that time on Juana always hated Pedro
and he, knowing this, used to tease and torment
her until she cried.
Before long the colony expanded and grew so
that it was considered the most important colony
of Spain's American Empire.
By I53T, Alvarey had become the most impor-
tant member of the Real Audiencia, which was the
governing body of Panama.
Juana by this time was a young girl of I9, still a
favorite in the colony. She was tall and still had
her beautiful black hair and dark eyes. Her love
for the sea was greater than before and, although
no one knew it, her hatred for Pedro was as strong
Don Alvarey for some time had cherished a
secret desire that Pedro and Juana be married,
but had said nothing to anyone. He knew that
this would unite the two most influential families
in the city; however he did not want to force his
daughter into a marriage that might not please
her. He resolved to see what Juana might have
to say about it and then, if she agreed, to arrange
the matter with Don Arias.
When he came home that evening, Juana came
to meet him looking so pretty and sweet, that it
brought tears to his eyes to think of parting with
"Buenas tardes, hija mia--how has the day
passed--happily, I hope?" he greeted her.
"Yes, father, and do you not know that to-day
is your birthday?" she asked.
"(Ah yes,") he answered, "I had completely
"Well, well, hello, Carlos and Juan!'" he said as
he entered the house and saw the two boys.
Dona Alvarey had died when Juana was only I5-
Since that time IVaria, an old servant who had
come from Spain with the family, had taken care
of the two boys and Juana.
She was now fussing around the kitchen pre-
paring the evening meal. They sat down to the
table and began to chatter.
"We are expecting the Fortunato to arrive to-
morrow, father. Do you know of anyone who is
On it?" asked Carlos, now a young man of 24.
"No, son, b~ut I hope that ship will bring some
letters and news fr-om \Yalencia," replied Alvarey.
At this talk; of the ship Juana's ey-es had bright-
eneed and she listened with interest.
"F'ather, when you go to meet the ship to-
morrow will you take me with you?"
"Certainly-, child." T'hen he spoke very serious-
l."I would like to speak to Juana alone, boys."
The boys left the roomn an~d Alvarey- looked at
Juana who, in turn was staring at him with
"W\hat is it t'.ib r she asked.
"I am going to ask you a question, daughter,
and I want y-ou to answer me truthfully-. I have
seen that you have had many suitors but not
one that you favor more than the other. To me,
Pedro Alrias is the most suitable. Is it posshile
that you agree with me?"
"I shall never marry Pedro A~rias," replied
Juana in a voice which her father had never heard
"But what is it, daughter, that makes you turn
to ice when I speak of him. Surely- you do not
"Do not ask me, Father. I can not bear to
speak of himi," she replied.
"W\ell, I had hoped for better than this," said
Allvarey~! wear-ily, "but I shall not for-ce y-ou into it,
There is plenty of time yet any-way."
ALnd so, the interview ended. The neit
morning Juana prepared herself in the gayest
clothes in which to meest the boat. She looked
like a beautiful picture in her typically- Spanish
dress as she walked along beside he~r father. She
had evidently forgotten the conversation of the
night before as she was in the grayest mood and
chattered incessantlycin musical Castillian Spanish.
Finally- they- reached the busiest section of the
town and Alvarey took Juana to D~on Pedro's
where he told her to wait until the ship should be
sighted. She amused herself in the gorgeous
patio of D~on Pedro's home, and was not afraid
of meeting Pedro, for she knew he was away on a
trip to Puerto Bello.
After an hour or so her father cam~e after her
and they- rushed to the wharf.
Wihen the boat had approached quite close
but before the passengers had alighted, Juana
had time to notice a very- fair young man. He
was quite tall with light curly hair, and from the
moment Juana saw him her ey-es never left him.
Could hze be an Englishman--she wonldered?
T'he English -that Spain hated so mich--and
if he was, what was he doing here, among
enemies? All these anld many- other questions
were going through her head as she stood beside
W\hen the passengers alighted she still watched
the Englishman (she had now decided that he was
one). He seemed to be looking for someone.
Finally he spoke to a y-oung man who pointed
toward Juana and her father. He immediately
walked toward them and she stepped behind
her father in order to remain unseen. "Are y.ou
Senor Don Ricardo Alvarey ?" he asked her
father in excellent Spanish.
"Yers, I am," answered A~lvarey, "W1~hat can I
do for you ?"
"I have an important message for you, Don~
Alvarey. Perhaps there is som-e place we can be
"Y~es, indeed," he answ~eredt, then turning to
Juana, "This is my daughter, Juana, Senor-ah-"
"Giles Mlartinez," said the young man while
looking at Juana.
"Wouuld it be inconvenient for y-ou to come to
myv home, senor?" asked D~on Ailvarey.
"No, indeed! I shall be glad to accompany
y-ou and tell y~ou something of my-self as we go
along. N~o doubt youl wonder who I am~, and
what message I might have for you," said the
They- began to walk; in the direction of Don
Alvarey's hom~e and the young man began to
"Perhaps first of all my namie strikes youu as
strange. Myv mother was an Englishwoman,
who, while traveling in France, met M~artinez,
my~) father, a Spanish- merchant on7 a business
trip in France. They- had very- little oppor-
tunity to meet each other as my mother knew
that her father would object very strenuously- if
he even thought she spoke to a Spaniard. How-
ever, the way- of lovers can not be surpassed, and
she eloped with her lover and returned to Spain
with him. W\hen I was born, she named me
after her father who never forgave her for marry-
ing my father. So, that is the way in which I
received my v-ery English name, Giles. The
m-essage that I have for you came from your
br-other, who for the last five years has been in
business with my father. I am sorry to bring
news of your brother's death. This message
was dictated from his deathbed and contains a
will in which he leaves you all his interest in the
business, which concerns exporting and importing.
My father has sent me here with the message."
Don Alvarey remained silent and the young
man, knowing that he was thinking of the death
of his brother, said nothing.
Finally Don Alvarey spoke, "I am too old a
man to think of entering a business of which I
know nothing. But this is an excellent oppor-
tunity for Carlos, is it not, Juanita?'
"Yes, indeed, Father, and do you think that
I could go with him ?" said Juana, whose desire to
see the land where she was born had never left her.
But her father merely laughed and told her it
Juana, seeing that this would probably be her
only opportunity of ever visiting Spain, was
determined to find a way of going with her
brother; so while Don Alvarey and the young
man was talking Juana walked along silently,
thinking very deeply.
Carlos, on hearing of what his father was
planning for him, was overjoyed. He listened
to all the counsel which his father gave him and
a strong friendship began to grow between Giles
Juana had been constantly begging her father
to allow her to go with her brother, but he would
pay no attention to her.
Juana went to her brother Carlos and told him
how she longed to go with him to see the beauti-
ful country of Spain. He at first laughed at her,
but seeing her enthusiasm and unusual desire for
this impossible thing, listened to her and promised
her that he would try to persuade their father to
let her go.
If he agreed, Maria was to go along and watch
over her. The two of them kept afterDon Alvarey,
who was very reluctant to part with his daughter,
but just as he granted her every other wish, he also
granted this one. Juana and Maria, the old
servant, busied themselves with preparations
for the journey.
All this time Giles had been visiting the house
under the pretense of seeing Carlos, but had been
spending most of his time trying to gain the atten-
tion of Juana. Wlhen he did get her to take any
unusual notice of him she would pelter him with
questions of Spain.
Carlos andi his father were not blind and could
see that the young Spaniard (who did not resemble
a Spaniard in the least), had more than a friendly
interest in Juana. Carlos was pleased as he had
learned to admire his friend Giles, but Don
Alvarey, who still hoped to see Arias's son, Pedro,
married to his daughter, was not so pleased. He
spoke of this to Carlos, who was very much sur-
prised and said to his father, "I see where the
trip will be very interesting since both Giles and
Pedro will be traveling with us.")
"Do you mean to say that Pedro is going to
Spain!" exclaimed the father.
"Yes," replied Carlos, "and it is strange that
you did not know of it, although it seems to be
quite a secret."
"Yes, it is strange that Arias did not tell me,"
answered Don Alvarey; then the tone of his voice
changed: "I am trusting Juana to you, Carlos, and
you know that she is my heart, my life, so guard
her carefully and see that no harm befalls her.
The day of sailing finally arrived and Juana,
who was too excited to control herself was running
here and there saying good-bye to this one and
that one. After some time Carlos came and
brought her to her father, who could hardly
speak. The parting was a sad one and Juana
promised to return as quickly as possible. She
boarded the ship Fortunato, which had brought
the young man to America, and which was now
returning to Spain with the precious Juana.
The ship could not compare with our modern
transatlantic steamers, and poor Juana experi-
enced all the very worst pains of seasickness.
Her brother, Carlos, was constant tly at her bedside
and when she felt able to walk, he never left her
side. But as soon as Carlos and Juana came in
sight Giles would join them, and they would laugh
and sing and talk until Juana began to forget her
illness and to take notice of this very pleasing
young man, who always had some new form of
entertainment for her, or something to tell her of
Pedro, in the meantime, watched all this with
jealous eyes and he, too, tried to join some of their
little gatherings; but as soon as he appeared
Juana would change from a gay, laughing young
girl to a very serious and haughty young woman,
Giles, noticing this, was determined to find out
the cause of it, but realized that he must be very
careful. He saw that it was something that
Juana kept to herself and was very sensitive about.
So the days continued and became weeks and
Juana began to tire of the wide expanse of nothing
but water, and sought the company of Giles more
and more. A strong friendship grew up between
them, and Carlos, who was always present, saw
that in time it would become more than just
friendship. He admired Giles and wished to see
him married to Juana, but he also remembered
the words of his father.
One day the three of them were sitting and talk-
ing when a boat was sighted. It carried no flag
and the crew were puzzled as to what kinld of
ship it might be.
Giles and Carlos began to have their suspicions
when the strange ship directed its course toward
the Fortunato. They looked at each other and
although no words were spoken, m~ade a joint oath
to protect the young girl who stood between them.
The little ship For-tunato kept on her- cour-se
although she saw that the larger boat meant to
block her way. After some time the larger boat
came alongside and a number of ugly men began
to jump aboard the little ship.
Giles, just a second quicker than Carlos, lifted
Juana into his arms and carried her to her cabin,
spending a few moments in warnings, telling her
not to leave until he should return.
The first person that he met on his return was
Carlos. "It is an English pirate ship and Pedro
Arias, the swine, is a spy in thze service of the
English, and has been for these three years."
"Then there is something more behind this than
iuse plunder or he would not be here," replied
Giles, then whispering, "Juana is safe in her cabin,
but it will be wise to keep a watch on her. I told
her not to leave till I should comer and fetch her."
At this moment Pedro Arias came toward them
with a sneer on his face. "The English pirate
ship demands the person of Juana A4lvarey to be
held for ransom. If she is delivered to us without
resistance the ship will be allowed to continue its
course, otherwise---" and Pedro left his sentence
unfinished, for Carlos had hit him and hit him
so hard that he lay at their feet unconscious.
Giles told Carlos to tie and gag Pedro while he
went after Juana. "I think I may be able to
settle this. Wait here until I return," he said to
Then he went toward Juana's cabin. When
she opened the door, he noticed that her face was
pale and she seemed nervous. "Have you been
frightened?" he asked her, "Has anyone molested
"N~ot frightened for myself," she answered.
"Is Carlos safe? And you? Ylou are not hurt"
"Carlos is waiting for us," Giles answered.
"Do not fear for mle, quler~ida mlia, for my life is
worthless when yours is at stake. Perhaps it may
surprise you, but I may never have another oppor-
tunity to tell you that I love you, dearest one,
and I am going to pr-otect you if it costs my life."
Juana looked up into his face and said, "I am so
glad y-ou have told me, Giles, for I have discovered
since you left me that your life is dearer to me than
Giles clutched her arms and looking into her
face cried, "Ar1e you sur-e, sweetest one, are: you
sure?" And then, before she had time to answer
he remembered that time was now precious so he
lifted her in his arms and went back to Carlos.
"I am going to try- and talk; to these scoundrels
and make them believe I am an Englishman,
Whatever I say y-ou must agree with me. Do
you understand?" said Giles.
So the three of them boarded the ship and Giles,
now speaking inl English, asked for the captain.
W'hen he appeared, Giles said, "Sir, I know not
who you are but I am an Englishman of noble
birth, the grandson of Sir Giles Berkeley and this
is my wife and brother with me. W~e are travel-
ing to Spain where my father is to meet us."'
And he went on in such a manner that he im-
pressed the ignorant sea captain a great deal.
"I think there is a mistake, sir," said the
captain. "That fool, Arias, has probably got us
into another mess, but I swear by my beard, that
this will be his last trick. Where is he, the dirty
Giles, after much discussion finally persuaded
the captain to let the Fo~tulnato pr-oceed on its
course peacefully, and to let him do with Arias
whatever he wished. He made up his mind to
turn him over to the officials as a spy- and let the
Spanish government prosecute him.
The good ship For~tulnato finally arrived in Spain
and abou t three months later Don Alvarey received
the following letter from his daughter (written
by Carlos, for she did not know how to write):
"I have at last seen th~e beautiful country in
which I was born but it can not compare with the
other country where I have lived all my life.
"Giles and I were married yesterday, father,with
the permission of Carlos. WVe were married in a
beautiful little church in this city by the same
priest who baptized me. Is it all not very~
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"Carlos is writing to tell you about Pedro Arias
for I can not bear to speak of him. He was acting
as a spy for England and has been thrown into
"And just think, padre mio, Giles and I will be
returning to Panama soon because his father
wants him to continue the business there. Carlos
thinks it is a profitable and agreeable proposition,
and I am sure you think so, too. He will remain
here as he says he thinks he was destined to be a
merchant. So, father, it will not be long before
we will be together again. Giles wishes to be
remembered to you and thanks for me. Is he not
foolish but also lovable?
"Y'our loving daughter,
IT SOMETIMES HAPPENS.
Elsie Darley, '3o.
(This story was next to the grand prize story-, and the
best submitted from the Senior Class in the 1930 Short Story
"Who's that fellow over there?" asked my
companion, gazing at a man seated a few yards
from us. "Interesting looking chap," he added.
Wie were sitting on the veranda of the Stranger's
Club, watching the last rays of the sun disappear
behind Fort Sherman.
I followed Jack Benton's glance and saw a man
of about forty, gray-haired, and very sunburned.
His clothes, of a good quality, hung loosely on his
spare frame. As I looked, I recognized him.
"Great Scott!" I exclaimed. "It's Everard
D~eane! But how--"
"The explorer?" Jack interrupted. "But yIou
sound excited. W'hy so?"
"W'hat on earth is he doing her-e I went on,
almost to myself.
"Is he someone with a past ?" persisted Jack.
"He looks it."
"I'll tell you his story" I said, turning to Benton,
"since you will watrm it out of me sooner or later.
Deane lived here three years ago--before you
came down here. He was a wealthy traveler
staying at the W h~ii in.sn and the place got
such a hold on him that he decided to stay in-
definitely, instead of continuing his travels. He
remained and became very popular with the resi-
dents here. After a time, finding the place a bit
dull, he made arrangements to make a month's
trip into the jungle. I think he was interested in
gold--an~yway, he left for the interior soon after."
"Go on," urged Benton,
"But that isn't all, unfortunately. While
staying here he became very intimate with Cap-
tain Danliels, then the Port Captain. The
Daniels had a son, Bill, a boy of about 18, just
finished high school--nice boy, rather. Took a
great fancy to Deane, and Deane was equally
interested in him. W\henl he heard of Deane's
proposed expedition he was on pins and needles
to go with him, of course. Captain and Mrs.
Daniels, after demurring awhile, consented to his
going, because they trusted Deane implicitly.
Everard acknowledged frankly that he would
rather leave the boy behind, but Bill's eagerness
was so great that he couldn't resist taking him.
W'ell, they left in a couple of weeks, and no one
ever saw Bill Daniels again."
"Wlhat ?" said Jack, aghast. "Y-ou don't
"No," I said with conviction. "I don't mean
that. No one ever saw Deane either, until a few
months ago, when one of the Airway pilots saw
him in Darien. But I am one of the very few who
didn't believe Deane was responsible in any seri-
ous way for that boy's disappearance. One of
the very few. Mrs. Daniels waited anld hoped
for three mon ths, and then left for the States with
a nervous breakdown."
There was a pause. Then Jack said: "Now
I'm as interested as y-ou to know what he is doing
"I am going to speak to him," I said, and rose.
Deane recognized me at once, and almost his
first words were: "You're a white man, Harrison.
The only one of my friends who has spoken to me
since---" He broke off, and I did not press him.
"Well," I said. "Let's make it two white men.
I've a friend with me who I am sure would be
delighted to meet y~ou."~
Realizing my sincerity, he did not hesitate to
come over to our table and sit down. I introduced
him to Jack and ordered drinks. Deane spoke:
"(I kn~ow,"~ he started, "that you would like to
hear my story--"
"(I, too,"1 vouchsafed Jack.
A~nd I don't mind telling it--now," went on
Deane. "So you shall be the first to hear it."
"Yiou know the facts of our departure. \Y'e left
with three San Blas Inldians--porters, carrier-s,
or what you will. Myv intention was to travel
inland for about 25 miles in search of gold, because
I kn~ow there are deposits around there. It was
fair going for the first 15 miles. One morning
Bill and I woke to find that our three Indians had
gone--why, I never found out--and had taken
with them most of our supplies. \Ve, Bill and I,
had dug a little the previous day, and, to my
gratification, we had found signs of what promised
to be a large vein of gold. But the Indians had
not known this, or they would not have left.
So Bill and I were left with the prospect of going
back at once, as what food supplies remained
would obviously last for only a few days. Bill
began to pack, while I made notes as to the
location and other matters. I had moved aw~ay
from the camp in the course of making my an-
notations, when suddenly I heard a cry: 'Mr.
Deane! Quick!' I turned round sharply, and I
shall never forget what Isaw-" Deane's voice
was not as steady as it had been. "Bill was
try-ing desperately to free himself from the coils of
a snake which had wound itself round his arm. I
drew my revolver and fired at the thing, risking
hitting Bill, and shot it through the head. But
I was too late. Young Daniels had been bitten,
and in spite of all my efforts he died within 20
Deane paused, and very, very carefully, stubbed
out his cigarette. He must have loved that boy
Neither Jack nor I spoke, and Deane went on:
"I buried him there, with a gold m7in7e for his
monument." He smiled a little sadly.
"I should have returned to Mlrs. Daniels and
broken the news to her; but I hadn't the courage.
I know what you are thinking, M~r. Benton," he
said, and I think he must have caught Jack's
contemptuous look. "1Y'hy should I, who have
faced wild animals in Afr-ica without a qualm, be
afraid to do so simple a thing? There is more than
One kind of bravery, my boy, and perhaps some day
you will learn that. A~nd the best is the very
kind I lacked. Well (more brusqluelyr), I wander_
ed about in that jungle till I came upon an Indian
village, and for two years I have lived in Indian
villages with my fear. Now I am groinlg away
from Panama forever. I sail for Chinlato-morrow,
and I shall spend most of my time at my place in
Mlanchuria, trying to forget. Harrison, I want
y-ou to do something for me. I want you to write
to Mrs. Daniels and tell her. Say what you like
about me--the worst will not do me justice."
He laughed a little m~irthlesslyl. "And now
He rose, gave us each a firmn handshake, then
Jack and I went home, very- pensive.
THE COFFIN OF DON JUAN.
traherp, Bllndy, 'y.
(This story was the best submitted from the
Junior Class in the Ig30 short story Contest.)
W'hen I finished my college course, about two
years ago, I decided that European travel would
broaden my education, so for a year or more I
traveled throughout Europe, collecting old books
It was after my travels, while I was classifying
and cataloging my literary discoveries, that I dis-
covered an old letter in one of the Spanish books.
I looked at it carefully, read a few lines, and at
once became immersed mn the contents.
The following is a free translation of the letter,
Prisoner of M~organ.
511- dear Don A\ndres:
Do not be afraid when you see that I aum a1 prisoner of
M~organ. I will soon be released, but if by some chance I do
not return to spain, I wish you to tell my friends why I am
here and, if possible, recover the j w~els for the K~ing.
As you know I was aide to the Governor of Panama. WIhen
he heard of the approach of the pirate, Mourgan, he summoned
mne to his quarters andi said, "You, Don Juan, have been my
aide for two years, and during that time you have served me
"I have only- done myv duty, Your Excellency," I replied.
"Yes," he said, "Y`our duty; but I have a greater diuty for
"My! life is at your service,"' I smiled, giving the customnary
"You know that Englishman, Morgan, is approaching
Pa':nama. At the pr-esent time we have a large number of
jewels that were collected for- the K~ing, and it is absolutely
necessary to haves them in Spain within three months. If
i\lorgan surrounds the city it will be impossible to take the
jewels across the Isthmus by ordinary means. It is your du ty
to see that these jewels are taken safely to the Atlantic sea
54 THE CARIBBEAN.
coast and put aboard one of our ships. I am trusting this
vast fortune to your care because of your loyalty and in^
"Yes, Y-our Exeellency, the jewels wall be delivered safely
if I live.",
"It is well. Make your preparations at once. You may
draw upon the city for supplies."
An hour later a flag-covered coffin was being slowly rolled
from the city on a gun-carriage. The procession was head d
by a young officer while a dozen soldiers marched on each side
with lowered gun muzzles.
They marched through the jungle toward San Lorenzo for
several hours when a party of armed men stepped into the
trail in front of them.
"What's this?" boomed the voice of the big man who seemed
to be the leader, "a funeral?"
The young office-r, whom you have probably guessed was
myself, recognized him as Sir Henry Morgan, but he, or rather
I, assumed a commanding look and said, "Strangers, I suppose
you are a party of sailors from some Spanish ship at San
Lorenzo. It is your duty to help me take this body to the
The big man smiled and said, "I am Sir Henry Morgan.
Who are y'ou and what is the reason for taking this corpse
across the Isthmus, knowing that I was planning to attack
Panama? I have already captured Fort San Lorenzo."
After telling him who I was and arguing a few minutes, I
told him, apparently against my will, the following story:
"This is the body of a nobleman, who has been in Panama
for several years. According to an old story, Panama will
fall the day after this man is buried, if he is buried in the soil
of the New World; so I am trying to take his body to a Spanish
ship, that it may be buried in Spain.
"Amazing," boomed Morgan, "Now, men, we will have a
Th e was a brief fight in which all my men were killed or
captured, and the pirates carried the coffin into the jungle.
Soon we came to deep bog and Morgan stopped his men,
saying, "Here we are, men. Dump the corpse.
The copper coffin quickly sank from sight and Morgan'
laughingly said, "My dear Don Juan, since you were so useful,
I shall not kill you. You can live to see me take Panama.
Now I am Morgan's prisoner, and I must say, he has treated
me like a gentleman, even permitting me to send you this
letter. You probably think I am very indiscreet, putting the
secret of the coffin on paper, but Morgan said he would not
read it and he never breaks a promise. No, he will never
know thalt the coffin contains a fortune in jewels instead of a
Soon, I hope, I will be free, for Morgan has taken Panama.
I will try to recover the jewels and in that way redeem
myself with my King.
Your faithful servant,
Don JUAN DE Enouso.
Of course this letter fascinated me. I investi-
gated a few old Spanish books in the collection
and discovered that a nobleman by that name was
tortured to death by Sir Henry Morgan. Also I
found that his best friend, Don Andres de Cer-
vantes died on an expedition to Panama two years
Somewhere on the trail to San Lorenzo there is
a fortune waiting for someone to claim. Probably
it will be there forever, for all who knew where the
copper casket is buried are dead. Time will tell.
THE CARD SHARP.
Beverly Dunn, '33.
(This was the best story submitted from the Sophomore Class.)
The trip across, for even midwinter, had been
unusually dull. There were less than 100 persons
on the big liner, most of them traveling salesmen
or firm representatives coming home for Christ-
mas after a year abroad; and I had resigned
myself to a week of boredom. The weather, too,
was bitter, and I spent most of my time moping
around the great empty reading room, or the
smoking salon. It was natural, then, that I
should attach myself to Talbot, or, more truth-
fully, that he should attach himself to me. From
the first I had taken a liking to the lad, and even
after his unmasking I had not the heart to turn
him down. Indeed, had not some of the smoking-
room crowd testified that mine was a different
profession, I might have been ostracized as an
On the first night out I met him, and I was not
sure whether he was English or merely an imi-
tation. All the outward and visible signs were
English, but he told me that though he had been
educated at Oxford and had spent most of his
time since then playing polo in India, he was
an American. He had spent some time, and,
according to himself, much money, at the water-
ing places along the French Riviera. I thought
that I had seen him somewhere before, but I
could not seem to place him. He talked glibly
of people well-worth knowing in both New York
and London, but he occasionally made slips.
It was his obvious case to cover up these slips
that first made me wonder whether he had any
motives besides personal vanity in pursuing. I
could not tell whether he was working up to an
immediate loan, or asking me for an introduction
to a banker in New York, or a card to a club.
Then the next night I discovered his motive.
He was sitting in the smoking room playing
solitaire, and at once I recalled that I had seen
him at Aix-Les-Bains, and that he was holding
a bank at baccarat. WChen he asked me to sit
down I said, "I saw you at Aix-les-Bains last
His eyes fell to the pack of cards in his hands,
and he fingered them, as if searching for a par-
"W;Chat was I doing there?" he asked.
"Dealing baccarat at the Casino des Fleurs."
WTith obvious relief he laughed. "Oh, yes," he
assented. "Jolly place, Aix--but I lost a pot of
money there. I'm a rotten hand at cards. Can't
win, and can't leave 'em alone. He smiled, as
though half ashamed of his weakness. "Poker,
chemin-de-fer, baccarat, I like 'em all, but they
don't like me; so I stick to solitaire now. It's
dull, but cheap. You like cards yourself?"
I confessed that I didn't know the difference
between a club and a spade, and had no desire to
learn. At this, when he discovered he was wasting
his time on me, I expected him to be annoyed;
but his disappointment struck far- deeper. He
slowly shut his eyes as if I had hurt him physically,
and for a moment I believe he was oblivious to my
presence. Quite improperly, I felt sorry for him.
If he showed his disappointment so keenly, his
need for a few dollars must have been great.
Almost at once I abandoned him and went on
deck. When I came back an hour later, he was
deep in a game of poker.
He looked up and passed, and called to me.
"Don't scold," he said laughingly. "I told
you I couldn't keep away from cards."
"Known him for years," he said to a player at
his side making a gesture in my direction. "He's
set me right many a time."
The player looked up and smiled at me, and
Talbot met my gaze with perfect serenity.
"Wrhat would you draw ?" he asked, holding
up his hand for me to see.
His audacity and inconsistency so astonished
me that I walked out of the room in silence.
When we met on the deck, he was not even
apologetic. Instead, as though we were partners
in crime, he chuckled delightedly.
"Sorry I had to use your name," he said. "But
they weren't any too pleased to have me take
that last hand, and I needed someone to ouch
"Vouch for you!" I exclaimed. "I didn't say
He looked at me wearily. ''1, no, of course
not," he said. "But it amounted to the same
thing. They think you vouched for me to-night;
so to-morrow they're going to raise the limit.
I've convinced them I'm an easy mark."
"A4nd I take it youl are not." I said stitffy.
He considered this unworthy of an answer,
hence only smiled. Then the smile died, and in
his eyes I saw fear, infinite weariness, and distress.
"I'm in bad," he said, and his voice was
frightened, like a child's. "I can't sleep; nerves
all on end. Can you give me something to
straighten m7y head?"
"What's the matter with the ship's doctor?"
"But I don't know him." he said.
Mindful of the use he had made of my name, I
"WTell you certainly don't know me!"
"No-o-o. But I know who you are," he said.
"and--" he stopped short; then, speaking in a
much lower tone, continued, "Besides, the
doctor--he's an awful bounder. I think he's
"As a doctor?" I asked, "or watching yJou play
"Play cards," he replied. "I'm afraid he was
the ship's surgeon on the P. & :O. I came home on.
There was a little trouble on that trip and I fancy
he remembers me."
His confidences were becoming a nuisance.
"Y~ou mustn't tell me that," I said, "how do
you know I won't go and tell the captain all about
"I know perfectly well you won't," he replied.
"Rot!" I retorted. "Yiou don't know anything
of the sort."
For a moment Talbot bit his lip and frowned,
as if fearing he had gone too far. "I've got to
make expenses," he muttered. "All card games
are games of chance, and a card sharp is one of the
chances. Anyway," he said, as though disposing
of the subject, "I've got to make expenses."
After dinner, when I came into the smoking
room, the poker crowd sat waiting, and one of
them asked where they could find "My friend."
"W'e want to give him his revenge," the man
"He's losing then ?" I asked.
The man chuckled complacently.
"The only loser."
"(I wouldn't worry," I advised, "he'll come for
That night, after I had retired, he knocked at
my door. I switched on the lights and saw him
at the foot of my berth. His hands were shaking,
and I saw that he was holding himself in check
with great difficulty.
"I'm scared," he said, "scared."
In spite of his tan, his face showed white. For
a moment he looked old and worn; finished.
"They;'re crowdin' me," he whined. "Always
crowdin' me." His voice was querulous, like a
child's. "I can't remember when they haven't
been movin' me on. They moved me out of
India, then Cairo, then Port Said. Then they
closed Paris on me. Always pushin' me. Now
they've closed London. I had a club there.
Just a few games--roulette, baccarat. Very
quiet, y'know, very exclusive. Nice, fashionable
district, too, down on Berkeley Street. I think it
was my butler who sold me. Anyway, they took
us down to Bow Street. I've plunged on this
trip. It's my last chance."
"What, the trip ?" I asked.
"No," he answered, with a slight smile. "My
family. They've been payin' me to live abroad.
I'm goin' home to 'em. I've been away for ten
years. I'm comin' home as the Prodigal Son,
tired of eatin' the husks of life, now I'm just
waiting' for 'em to kill the fatted calf." He
chuckled to himself. "Fatted calf!" he said
scornfully. "Thev'd rather see me in Hell.
M/ly brother was the only member of the family
who ever cared a whoop about me, anyway. I
know of times when he tried to get me to come
home, but the rest of the family didn't want me.
He was always decent to me, even when the
others were treating' me like a dog. He's my best
It seemed to me, if he wished his family to
think he was really repentant, his course in the
smoking room would not help to really reassure
them. I suggested as much.
"If you get into trouble, as you call it," I said,
"they'll radio ahead to the police of New York,
and your people will hear."
"I know," hesaid. "I got tochance it. I got
to make enough to go on till I see my family."
"Andi what if they won't see you?" I asked.
He glancedi sadly: around the rooml. "Then I
guess it's just g....J~~-niight," he said.
I gave him a sleeping powder, and sent him
off to bed. Apparently it was just what he needed
for the next day after luncheon he was up on deck
looking fresh and strong, and active. He seemed
to have forgotten our previous night's conver-
sation, and when I asked him to abandon his
smoking-room activities for the rest of the voyage,
he only laughed.
"LCan't be done," he said, "I've got to make my
killing to-night." But it was others who made
I came into the smoking room about 9 o'clock,
to see how the game was progressing. All the
players except Talbot were standing up; their
voices were raised in anger.
Talbot sat with his back against a bulkhead,
cool and nonchalant. Outwardly, at least, he
was indifferent to the hostile gestures which were
being directed at him by his chief tormentor, a
noisy, red-faced pest named Smedburg. In the
confident, bullying tones of a man who has the
crowd with him, he was addressing Talbot.
"When the ship's surgeon first met you," he
said, "You called yourself Lord Ridley."
"What of it," Talbot retorted, "If I choose to
dodge reporters, that's my business. And, further-
more, it's my business if I don't choose to give
my name to every meddling busybody I meet."
"You'll give it to the police, all right," sneered
Smedburg. "And in the meantime, you'll keep
out of this smoking room."
The chorus of assent was unanimous. It was
too evident to be ignored, even by Talbot. He
silently rose, and with an air of fastidious con-
cern brushed a speck from his coat.
"Only too glad to get out," he remarked. "The
atmosphere in here is very depressing."
But he was not to have the last word. His
persecutor pointed a long finger at him. "The
next time you take the name of Adolf Aleck,"
he shouted, "You better make sure he hasn't got
a friend on board to protect him from sharps and
Talbot turned and walked out into the night.
"Bad business," remarked the purser, a few
"What happened?" I asked.
"Caught him dealing off the bottom," he said.
"They rather suspected him all the time, and
to-night they had outsiders watching him. They
say he slipped himself an ace off the bottom of
the pack. It's a pity-! He's such a nice looking
I asked what Smedburg had meant by- his
allusion to Adolf A~leck;.
"They accused him of traveling under a false
name," explained the purser, "and he said that
he did it to dodge reporters. Then he said he
really was the brother of A\dolf Aleck, the banker,
but it seems Smnedburg knows ALleck; and he
called his hand. It was a crazy th-ing to do,
because eve~rybody knows A~leck hasn't a brother.
But now this Smedburg is going to send a wireless
to the police and to Aleck and tell them about the
"Hasn't he any other way- of spending his
money?" I inquired.
"He's a confounded nuisance," growled the
pur-ser. "Alll he wants to do is to put Alteck; under
obligation to him, wants to show everybody! he
knows the manl. It means a scene on the wharf,
newspaper talk, and Heaven knows what. T~albot
will be the joke of the ship. He won't dare show
But the next morning found Talbot on deck,
acting as if nothing had happened. H-e ignored
the gibes and jokes which were flying about him,
and put on an air of great superiority. He would
have passed mne on deck, but I took his arm and
led him to the rail. W\e were now well past
quarantine, and a convoy of tugs were butting us
into the dock.
"W~hat are y-ou going to do?" I asked.
"It doesn't depend on mne," he replied. "'It's
up to Smedburg. He's the busy little boy-."
Then his flippancy fell from him like a cloak, and
fear took it's place. He turned to me and gripped
"They're watching me," he said. "I could t-11 i
that. They're just waiting for a chance."
"W'hy did y-ou do it, then?" I inquired.
"I didn't!" he exclaimed. "I swear I didn't.
I was playing in luck all evening. Everything
was comin' my way. I didn't need to cheat.
But a loose card fell off the bottom, and they- all
jumped on me before I had a chance to explain,
It wasn't the truth they wanted. They- believed
what they wanted to believ-e. But I didn't cheat
once in the game."
It may have been foolish of me, but I felt that
he was telling the truth, and I was sorry- he had
not stuck to it; so I said rather harshly, "then
why did you lie about being Alleck's brother "
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"W~hy not?" he replied. "'I hiad to say somne-
thing to pass it otf. I used to kn ow Aleck well too,"'
he paused, andl looked at the w\ater-. "Yetars ago!
But I'd forgotten he hadn't a brother. I thought
I could get away with it. Be~side~s, he's a Jew, and
two of the six: in the game were Jews."
"But you," I said, "are not a Jew.~
"No?" he queried. "Look at m-e a minute."
He paused and turned squarely around.
"Hair wai-y," he said, complexionn dark, ey-es
popping, mouth fu~ll, nose Roman or Hebraic,
according to taste. D~o you see?"'
He shl~ruged his shoullder-s.
"But it didn't workl," he said. "I picked the
wrong Jew. Do you suppose this Smnedburg
person has really- sent him a radio?"
Told him I thought it very! probable.
"An1d what will A-lckl do?" he asked. "W\hat
sort is he?"
Briefly I described him as the richest banker
in, New YJork;, given to philanthrophy- and the
betterment of his race.
"Then mebbe," he cried hopefully, "he won't
do any~th-ing, and my famlily- won't hear."
Then his shoulders sitiffned, and suddenly,
harshly-, he exclaimed. "Look! The little Jew in
the fur coat at the end of the pier."
I followed the direction of his gaze, and saw
on the dock, accompaniedc by two mermbtrs of the
strong-armn squad, the great bank~er, philanthropist
and Hebrew, A~dolf Aleck.
We' were so close I could read his face. It was
stern set, unrelenting. Of a bad business, Smed-
burg had made a worse one. I turned to speak to
T'albot, but found him gone.
His silent slipping away filled me wzith fear.
I ran to his stateroom. It was em~pty-. Then
starting at the bottom, I traversed every deck,
lane, and alley- on the ship. Talbot was not to be
found, and my inquiries to stewards fell on deaf
ears. There were hundreds of empty staterooms
in, which he might have hidden, and in the con-
fusion of landing no one would notice him.
Finally-, I had reached the gangplank and started
to the customs shed to continue my search, when
a white-faced steward touched my arm.
"The surgeon, sir," he said, "asked me to get
you. There's a passenger who's shot himself, and
he's ask~in' for you."
Fr-om the b-d inl the sur-geon's room, young
Talbot, with shocked, glazed e!-es, peelred at mej.
He was propped up against a pillow, and his shirt
was open. The doctor was applying a sponge to a
long, red wound in his chest.
I must have exclaimed aloud, for the doctor
"He sent for you," he said curtly. "Fortu-
nately-, he's a darn bad shot. It isn't serious."
"I was so tired," groaned Talbot, "always
movin' me on."
Behind me came heavy footsteps; and though
I tried to bar them, two detectives pushed
through the door. They forced me to one side,
and through the passage came the little Jew in
the sable coat, Mr. Adolf Aleck.
For a minute he stood staring, with wide, owl-
like eyes, at the drawn, haggard face on the pillow.
H~e then sank softly to his knees. In both of
his hands he clasped the hand of the card sharp.
"Heine!" he begged. "'Don't you know me ?
It's your brother Adolf! Your brother Adolf!"
OscaEr Heilbron, '33
(This story won first place among the Freshmen stories.)
The large, all metal, Ford trimotor monoplane
was warming up in front of its hangar when I
arrived at France Field. After signing a few pa-
pers, I boarded the plane which was to take me to
Habana, Cuba. Three minutes later we were
soaring over Colon at an altitude of 10,000 feet.
The continuous hum of the three "wasp" motors
was becoming monotonous as I sat in the small
wicker chair of the spacious cabin. The only
passenger besides myself was a man of short
stature dressed in a dark blue suit. About half
an hour later, I noticed that we were flying over
the ocean and, as there wasn't anything worth
looking at, I soon fell asleep.
It seemed as if I had slept for ages when
suddenly I was awakened by a lurch of the plane.
To my great surprise my hands and feet were
bound with a piece of woven copper wire. Every
few seconds the plane bucked as if out of control.
Through the window leading into the control
cabin I could see the co-pilot of the plane strug-
gling with a man, while the pilot was trying his
best to keep the plane on an even keel. The man,
whom I hadi seen before in the cabin with me,
finally overpowered the pilots leaving them uncon-
scious. The interloper immediately grabbed hold
of the controls and steered the plane back toward
the mainland. After flying along the coast for
abou t three hours, he pointed the plane out toward
an island, which I judged to be about 30 miles from
the shore. This seemed to be our destination be-
cause in the center of the island there was a large
clearing which served as a landing field. From the
air the place seemed to be uninhabited, for all that
could be seen was tropical jungles. After circling
the island a few times,the man at the wheel brought
the plane to a landing. As soon as the plane
landed, we taxied toward a hangar, which had
been cunningly hidden so that it could not be
seen from the air. After turning off the motors,
the stranger stepped into the cabin and untying
my hands and feet, he motioned me to follow him.
He led me into a house that stood between the
two hangars. As we entered the house I glanced
back and saw the pilots of the plane being taken
away. Inside the building my captor motioned
me to sit down on a stool, which seemed to be the
only article of furniture in the room. Here I was
left alone. About ten minutes later, my captor
returned accompanied by a tall, bearded man.
The newcomer told me in very broken English
that, from now on, I was to consider myself
a prisoner of the notorious air pirates called the
"Black Hawks." I was taken down through a
long corridor and locked up in a small room. The
room was dark, for the onlylight came through a
small window on one side of the room. I was so
completely exhausted, that I lay down on the
cot and soon was fast asleep.
About five hours later I was awakened by a man
whom I thought, at first, to be one of my captors.
He proved to be one of the pilots of the plane that
had been captured. He whispered to me to
follow him. We jumped out of the window and
landed in the tall grass which surrounded the
building. After crawling though the grass for a
short distance, we met the co-pilot, who had been
waiting for us at the edge of the clearing. About
20 feet from us stood a trim Lockeed Vega, its
motor idling as it stood out in the moonlight.
The only person in sight was a mechanic, who was
walking toward the hangar. As soon as we saw
our chance, we made a dash for the plane. As
the last one of us entered the plane the mechanic
saw us and gave the alarm, but it was too late.
As we "zoomed" off the field we saw two single-
seater fighting planes take off after us. Although
we had a fast plane, they soon caught up with
us and after circling around us a few times they
began to "pepper" us with their machine guns.
We were helpless since our plane was unearned.
Our pilot was wounded twice, so I took him to
the rear of the cabin to give him first aid while
the co-pilot took the controls.
Suddenly there was a great explosion and a
blinding flash and I immediately knew that our
gas tank had been hit. I could see the pilot of
the plane fighting the flames in the control cabin.
As the plane fell out of control the earth seemed
to rush up to meet us. Then there was a crash
and everything went black;.
I opened my! eyes expecting to find myself in a
quiet hospital room with a pretty nurse at my7!
bedside, but instead, the room was dlark and I
was flying on the floor. TIo my gr-eat diisappoint-
ment I realized that it had all beecn a dream.
THE STUDENT'S NIGHTMARE.
Vivien Elmgren, p.
There is a time in everyone's lIfe when his
troubles seem the greatest and his work the
hardest. Since I am no exception, this grievous
time in my life is during examinations. I n-
variably let things go until the last minute and
then try to strengthen myself for the puzzling
tests. Every year I make a resolution to be
prepared, but I have never kept it.
That is what happened this year. Before melay
books of all kinds which I glared at with contempt.
I muttered over and over again, Henry VIII, of
England; Charles V, of Germany; Francis I, of
France. My mind was crammed with English,
Geometry, Latin, and History. I was unaware
of anything around me but my books-
Suddenly I became aware of the roaring of the
ocean and the wind. I was no longer in my home
but on Colon Beach. The moon was full and all
the stars were out. The palm trees stood
majestic and tall in the moonlight, their fronds
waving to and fro. While I was wondering how
I came to be there, I noticed a ship in the bay.
On observing the ship I discovered it was a
Spanish Galleon. Next I heard voices and soon
four men came upon me. Never have I seen a
more picturesque group. One was a pirate,
another a court dandy, another an ancient Greek,
and the fourth an ancient Roman. Their faces
seemed strangely familiar.
The pirate saw me first and cried, "WThat have
The ancient Greek studied me carefullyv and at
last said, "31.I, 1... I can find out by- Geometry.""
"W~hy~ not ask it who it is?" suggested the
"There is no need to ask the person," answered
the court dandy, "for I know who he is. He is a
< ! that we know who he is," said the pirate,
"we must introduce ourselves."
"I shall take the honor," answered the dandv-.
"I am Sir Francis Drake; this is the great pirate
Mlorgan; this is Euclid, and this is my- friend
"How did you get in the bay ?" I managed to
"Ah!" exclaimed Euclid, "I worked that little
matter geometrically, using the right triangle
hy-potenuse, and angle theorem. Do you know-
if the fronds of these palm trees are equal'"
"I have told you many times, 'Clid, old boy,
that they- were unequal when I conquered Colon."
Mlorgan told him.
"I must tell y.ou the plan I used in capturing
Panama," CaEsar exclaimed. "'First I sent my.
cavalry reconnoitering around the cit?. Nekst
I sent my airplanes to drop tear bombs on the
city. My~ next step was to tear down the walls;
and having accomplished the hardest tasks, I
ordered my- gunners to shoot laughing gas into the
town. I next entered the city- in my- Ford. It
did my heart good to see the English laughing.
60 THE CARIBBEAN.
I had performed the almost impossible; I had
conquered the English."
"l1on must let me give you the real reasons that
the English were laughing," began Sir Francis
Drake. "I was residmng in the city at the time of
Clrsar's conquest. That might my friends were
gathered in my apartment having a jolly time,
when we learned that Cae~sar had captured
Panama. The tear bombs and laughing gas did
not affect us, for the English are not easily con-
quered. The thmng that did break us and send us
into hysterics was Caesar. Wihen he entered
Panama in his Ford, the people howled. I never
expect to see anything funnier. Haw! Haw!
Haw! Haw!" and soon Sir Francis was shaking with
"I see nothing funny about that," Caesar
"I am positive that that palm tree is unequal to
any of the others; and can prove my reason by
angles opposite equal sides." Euclid declared,
specifing a certain tree.
"W~ho is interested in your geometry ?" Miorgan
complained. "I am going to tell our. friend about
the time Cesar eloped with the Spanish Seno-
rita. Drake and I were dining with the French
Ambassador when all of a sudden our dinner was
interrupted by a soldier bringing news that
Caesar had eloped with a Spanish Senorita in his
tin-lizzy. I can just see Jubius driving his rattle-
trap with one hand. But they didn't get far, for
Caesar ran out of gas and the Spanish soldiers
I noticed that Ccesar was quite angry by this
time because he was being made the victim of all
their jokes. Euclid sulked because no one would
listen to him talk about geometry. Drake and
Morgan were growing happier every minute.
I gathered all my courage together and cried,
"All of you are wrong. Caesar never captured
Panama. Morgan never conquered Colon. The
English never occupied Panama, and Euclid
can't prove the palm tr-ees are equal. In fact,
you are all liars."
The men stared at mne and all began to talk
at once. Caesar and Euclid could hold in their
wrath no longer. Mlorgan and Sir Francis stopped
laughing. Then my one-time friends turned on me
and soon I would have been no more if suddenly
everything had not been shattered by a loud
noise. I woke u'p when I fell off my chair.
It was on a Monday during vacation that I
first became a bit suspicious. I was busy in the
kitchen when the iceman's vell greeted me.
"Ice!" As usual, I hurried to the ice box and
removed the butter, the pitcher, and several
other articles. I turned back to my work and
was occupied fully three minutes before I heard
the iceman slam in the ice. I turned suddenly
just in time to see an understanding glance pass:
between him and the maid. I went on with my
work and the maid disappeared into the next
As I left the kitchen, I met the maid reentering.
I went on, not even glancing toward her. I
heard the iceman leave, and now, when the door
slammed again I knew that she, too, had left.
My curiosity being aroused I went to the window,
from which I had a clear view of the back yard.
I was not surprised at what I saw and heard.
"Freeta, me love, I favoring to see you in de
"Jim, I don' see how I'se goin' wait 'til de
time don' come."
"I seeing you later, den', ch!"
"I se gom'."
The following evening about six o clock, as we
were dining, I heard a "sisssst." I often hear
such noises so my attention was not attracted.
This peculiar calling sound, by the way, is called
the "Panamanian love call." We were ready
for the dessert, still Freeta did not appear.
"Freeta, dessert, please." No response.
"Freeta, we are waiting," I raised my voice.
Still no response.
My anger was rising, as I could not understand
what was detaining her. When I remembered,
I rose quietly, went into the kitchen, and began
to serve the dessert myself. Sounds of voices
came to me from the yard. I listened.
"I donl come early, Chiquita, I not having a
t'ing to do."
"I don finish as yet, I'se practic'ly don "ahora."
We finished dinner without any further dis-
turbance. The dishes were washed to the tune of
"I can't give you anything but love, baiby."
A week later a tourist friend of mine expressed
a desire to visit native dwellings, in order to get a
glimpse of how they- live here in Panama. It
was on7 a Thur-sday afternoon~ during one of our
sightseeing walks that we passed a church.
Some special ceremony- was going on within. \e
entered and seated ourselves onl the pew which is
alway-s left v~acant for visitors. The strong a~dor
of various perfumecs which came to us made us
\Ye looked about us. Thell church was lavishly
over-decorated with white flowMer~s and ribbocns.
There was a bustle and a coinfusion no~t usual in a
chu~rch. Suddenl! a hush came ovetr the conglqre-
gation. The church was crow-ded, and the in-
creasing odor of incense and cheap perfumnes
became quite unpleasant. T'he organ played a
few notes and the silence became mo~re evident.
The choir joined the organ; then the whole mob
rose and sang regar-dless of the fact that very few
hy-mn books could be seen. As the hymn ended
and the people sat down again the organ began
"Here comes the bride."
"Do y-ou realize," I whispered to my companion,
"that we are wL~itnessing a maraecrmn "
Now, from my own experience with negro maids,
I know that they save earnestly andi actually de-
prive themselves of food in order to be able to
dress w~ell for a wedding, whether it be their o~wn
or their neighbor's. They sav-e for months.
'Their reward comes at last when the day of the
big event arriv-es. Then they deck themselves in
all their finery and strut proudly to church. T`he
men wear black tuxedoes, tall silk hats, and white
gloves. The wvomen havce the most expensive
qluality- of material in their clothes. White is a
favorite color, while gal, gaudy reds, blues,
y-ellow~s, and greens are second.
This wedding was certainly- a typical one. I
heard the procession entering from the back of the
church, so I tunrnd to get a clear view of the bride
and "lucky! groomn." The bride was dressed
in a long, too-fuljl, white dress. Her very- long
veil trailed m~agnificently- on the ground. In her
arms she held an immense bouquet trimmed w-ith
big white bows. T`he groom was as finely- dressed
as his bride. He wore a suit of white striped
f-lannel tr-ousers and a long black swallow-tail
coat. His black shoes shone and gleamed as the
light reflected on them.
As the procession neared I turned to see the
face of the blushing bride. It was Freeta! One
thought came to me. "W~ho was the groom ?"
Again I turned and faced the groom--the iceman,
It was midnight, all was quiejt, when suddernly,
both of the hardi-workcd firemelln o~f the- Gatunl
station were rudlel\- aw~akened b\- the sound ofi
the fir-e gong.
The call came fr-om box 2;, at the Agua Clara
Pump Station. T~he person at- the boxs rang the
bell furliously as if all her- worldly goodls wetre
gojng up in smooke.
The firemen tried to, start the tire enrine~.Th
For-d refused, so they pushed it to thle edge o~f a
hill where it was started by letting it roll1.
T`he truck; went at its full speed of 25 miles an
hour, until it came to a steep hill w-heree it stalled
lust as it reached the to~p. T`he firemen, with the
help of a sorldier, pushed the truck over the brow,
and then the brakes refulsedi to function. Tlhe
man driving kept at the horn, the other man rang
the bell. The road to the pumping stations turned
off the main road at the bottom of the hill, but the
car went straight past the turn. TIhe firemen
had to go a quarter of a mile farther before they
could come to a stop. T`hey- then turned and started
back, reaching the fire plug without mishap.
Suddenly- there w~as a scream from a house
built back off the road. T'he firemen attached
the hose to the plug; one man started with the
hose toward the house, giving the signal to turn
on the water as he r-an. A1 fire hose nozzle can
be regulated so as to send any size stream of
water desired. At this time the nozzle waHs closed.
W\hen the sudden pressure reached the ho~se, it
burst, water going all over the lawn.
Just then a woman31 ruLshed out fr~antically.
telling the firemen to leave the hose and run to the
house. The firemesn picked up tw~o hand extin-
guisher-s and r-an. T'hey- looked forl fire, b~ut could
not see any flamne or smoket. A-gain the woman
screamed and pointed to a ladder leading to the
roof. The tiremnen, thinking the fire was on the
roof, immediately climbed the ladder. Still no
signs of fire.
A v-oice fr-om below cried out, "It's on the strip
of tinl along the peak of the roof."
T`he firemen looked again and w-hat should
the!- see but an old cat, which h-ad climbled a tree
adjoi ning the house, and was afraid to climb down.
The noble fire fighters saverd the cat, wrere
proutssely thanked by the woman, and began the
I~ f)oltrp. ~j
A//ene Deakins, '32-
(Prize poem in poetry contest.)
Far ahead the tunnel winds,
As the night-watch makes his rounds>
Many things come to his mind
While he listens for the sounds
Of the distant ships approaching.
Gates will open, gates will close,
And the water as it changes
From each chamber, roars and flows.
Bells will ring, a whistle blows>
Voices shout to those below.
Little thought comes from the docks
Of the mighty power of the locks.
THE LUCKY ONES.
Edwar-d Conkling, '3"
(Second place in poetry contest.)
The people on the billboards,
They have lots of fun;
They smoke a certain cigarette
And all their goals are won.
They never fret or worry,
They're always bright and gay
They use the right electric range
And their work becomes as play.
The people on the billboards
Wear everlasting smiles,
They always pick the tire that lasts
Some ten thousand miles.
They always choose tobacco
That can not bite the tongue,
And the soap that keeps the woman's face
Always fresh and young.
I'm glad that on the billboards
Life is full and free,
Because along the public roads
There is little else to see.
Crawford Cam~pbel, 'p.
We try hard to accomplish something
Otherwise than to be fed;
If our lives are false and shalllow,
W~hen we die we shall be D~ead.
THE SCHOOL BELL.
(Or: What Poe Forgot to Mention.)
Elsie Darley, '3o.
(Third place in poetry contest.)
Hear the tolling of the bell--wretched bell!
What a day of tiresome toil it's noist clangs foretell!
How it beckons, beckons, beckons, in
The sunny morning air
To our Latin and our Physics
And our English and our Civics
From delightful daylight fair!
How we hasten lest we're tardv when we hear the second knell
Of that bell, bell, bell, bell, bell,
When we hear the second knelling of the bell!
A POET--TO HIS GIRL.
William Newman, 'So.
(ON SECOND THOVGHT.) (As interpreted by Fitty.)
I'd fight for you,
I'd spite for you,
I'd sit up all the night for you.
I'd fuss for you,
I'd cuss for you,
I'd smash an omnibus for you.
I'd read for you,
I'd speed for you,
I'd go without my feed for you.
I'd row for you,
I'd go for you,
I'd spend all of my dough for you.
I'd ride for you,
I'd slide for you,
I'd give up all my hide for you.
I'd tail for you,
I'd boil for you,
I'd eat a peckr of soil for you.
I'd cry for you,
I'd lie for you,
BUT DARN ME IF I'D DIE FOR YOU!
E/sie Dal-r/e, 'jo.
John Brown wa:s a sop~hom1ore,
NTot different from the rest,
Except that girls to him were just
A4 lot of wretched pests.
T'he reason for this attitude
I shall proceed to tell,
For ere this reason halppenled
John thought that girls were swrell.
One girl to him was all the world;
Her name was Lila Crutch.
She was his Greta Garbo, and
He worshipped her as such.
But Lila Crutch was p'opular
And rather indiscreet;
Shie treated himn as nothing
But the dirt beneath her feet.
The looks he gav~e expressing love
She did not deign to see;
He tried to speakl his passion,
But not an eair lent she.
One day, idling in Studly Hall
He thought he'd wcrite a note;
He poised his pen, then set about;
Aind this is what he wrote:
"Oh Lila dear, diear L~ila Crutch
I love you much, I love you much;
If you a look bult to mne gave
I'd be fore'er your faithful slave.
He wrote this out with flourishes,
(But not without a blot)
While thinking what a genius
For poetry he hadl got.
When "Lila dear" received this note '
She gave a cruel smile,
Tok out omeP1 yrr, til ed her pen'
The following day- a note John found
Inscribed "To dearl John Brown;
But while he read his joyous grin
Changed to an angry- fro~n:
"Oh Johnnie Brown, oh Johnnie Brown
I hate y-ou up I ha~te y-ou down;
I think you are a bumptious ass
I don't want any more of your bally sass.
(Or I'll read your note in English class.)"
To portray Jo'mnie's feelings then,
Words to me do fail;
Leaving you to imagine them,
I end my little tale.
IN CA1RNIV'AL TIMIE.
CIrrawford Campbe//6rj, '37-
All1 sorrows have endedl;
All joy-s have begun;
Join in the merrymaking;
Join in the fun.
T`he streets are crowded
WVith people and paper;
My~ it's a1 sight, but
It'll end later.
Aill colors e're known
Are seen floating there,
On people, cars, coaches,
All buildings afia~re.
Noises of all kinds;
Instruments and voices;
Sound mn the tumult
Of happy rejoicers.
At last come the floats
So majestic, serenle,
Coveredl with confetti,
Red, yellow, anld green.
T~he queens in their turrets
Look out on the crowds;
The moving flotillas,
All move like bright clouds.
Now it is over;
T`he gay.ety. and~ fun;
Thle queens have gone;
The rejoicing is dione.
V'irgiini Steven~rson, 'Jo.
Grab your books the bell has rung'
Cramn and be pushed andi for y-our class run.
You know your teacher is a cranlk,
The one that acts like "Ma~ma spank."
Take a minute to powdielr our nose,
Palint your lips or fix your clothes;
Again the clang, the bell has gone!
Enter your class aund hear his song
"Get an admit you are lalte,
You and that other girl," Oh! Fate;
Then you go to the office on a run
The Principal says, "I can't give y-ou one."
You miss your class
And to the study hall go
And lose the work and get a zero.
The eryr\ next day y-ou walk into class
Your face unpowdered, and bold as brass.
The tardy bell sounds,
In the class room you wait,
In saunters the teacher on/v five minutes late.
64 THE CARIBBEAN.
A\ SONG FROM THE WrIND TO THE PALM;.
Fi- -7.. Stevenson, 'Jo.
Her stately arms she stretches high
To both the left and right,
The sun upon then shines all day
And the moon throughout the night.
The gentle breeze blows through her leaves
And whispers tales of old;
It tells of kings anld riches royal,
Of ladies and piraltes boli.
"Columbus," whispered 6irst this wind,
He sailed these oceans, too;
He found this land and started homes
For p-eop-le just like y-ou."
"Mlorgan, Morgaln, feared was he,"
Then it gently- sighed.
"He stole and plundered and he killed
On his journeys wide."
It whistled for a little while
And tried its best to tell.
A breaking, creaking crash was heard,
'Twas only- a frond that fell.
It hushed and then continued,
This tale of men of old.
The Frenchmen were the next in line;
Of their deeds it readily told.
"They- were the first in this great land
W'ho tried to dig this ditch.
They- slaved all night and day by hand
And never did get rich." ~
Again it paused to gather breath
For the story it had to tell,
Of A\mericalns who worked to death,
But who conquered the "living hell."
"They made the lake and waterway
They fought both land and sea.
For in 1914, they~ opened this ditch
And set world comnmer-ce free.'
Th~e pallm trees rustled, swayed, were still,
Breathless, the windi went down.
It had toldl a tale of might and will,
Wi~hich produced a wor-ld-known town.
A4nd looking down at my knee I behold,
A mece red ant sitting there so bold.
I sweep him from his chosen place,
And he lands upon a grassy space.
Once more I return to my wandering thoughts,
But soon they are scattered, now what?
The place of my dreamy rest
Was a nice big red ant's nest.
YOU TELL ME.
Mal~ry Dean, 'p.
When I've a smudge upon my fa~ce,
YIou tell me!
Whenever my shoes become unlaced,
You tell me!
And if I've gained a pound or two;
If there are freckrles breaking through;
It doesn't matter what I do-
You tell me!
V;ivian Elmgr-en, 'p.
A dreary day, a stormy night,
Oh, how the wind does fulme and fight.
The gods of storm to battle ride
1Vith darkened clouds against the sky.
The rain in torrents fills the streets,
Like marching drums the thunder beats.
The sky is lighted aund we see
The gods of storm ride to victory.
V~ivin E/mgr'en, 'p.
A stillness o'er the land is sent;
Again is joy, peace, and content.
Life goes on with joys andi sorrows,
But a storm will come again t~o-morrow.
As I sit galzing at the sky;
Watching. the clouds pass merrily by.
Suddtenly my thoughts arre scattered away
By the p~rick!ing b~ite of an insect gay.
THE CARIBBEAN. 65
THE MEMORY LIVES.
Basil Franlk, Ex. 'p.
The years may come; the years may) go;
The rains may fall; the winds may- blow!
The hands of Time mayr move quite fast,
And many a man be of the past.
But, the memory lives on.
The memory lives; the thoughts come back!
Ah, there's the field, and there's the shack!
The place lights up as if to show
Me the faces I used to know.
Yes, the memnory lives on.
My heartstrings tug; my eyes grow damp.
I hear their voices! I hear the tramp
Of feet as up the aisle they walk,
And I try hard but can not talk.
Yet their souls live on!
My- poor head swims. I can not see!
Myv ears don't hear! W'hat can it be?
I'll join thee, schoolmates, in aI long, deep sleep,
For the hand of death shall make its sweep.
But, more'll come on!
The seas may roar and mountainls falll;
,Cities crumble; e'en Death may call,
Aind pals go down in the cold, damp ground,
Their souls on an upward journey bound,
Still the memory lives on!
BACK( TO SCHOOL.
Walter/ H. BuIndy, p.
When October rolled aIround once more,
School bells began to toll.
We all were there, prepared to work,
W'hen the teacher called the roll.
The Freshmen all grew grey with fear
Of the horrors to be seen,
If the clippers revealed their foolish heads
Till they looked like a Boston bean.
The Soph's strutted 'round like Indian Braves,
But still had a1 secret fealr
That the clippers woulld work on their coconuts
As they- did in their freshmann yrear.
The Juniors looked worried, no one knew why,
But they thought of the drastic way-
That teachers halve of making them wrork,
W'hen they much preferred to play-.
The Seniors paraded through the halls,
All ablaze in their nlew-found glory,
Then the faculty worked on them--
But that's another story.
Still as a whole they~ all were there
Prepared to struggle hard,
For C's and B's and maybe A's,
To put upon their card.
Warlter H. Bundy, 'p.
This school term is ending falst,
And soon no more will be,
n'e know next week will be the last
Of work, of bells, of geometry-.
And when the last, long bell has tolled,
And we leave the well-kinow~n halls,
For rats, for bugs, for snakes to pull
The plaster from the walls.
Then we'll sigh, and groan, anld say,
"I know that school is past,
But when I think of the work and play,
I'm1 sorry. it didn't last."
But forget the past, it can't come back,
Alnd think of the times to be,
For the spirit of school will never lack
A place in our memory.
The world h'aint like it uster be>
That's a way it 'pears to me;
Cause, with all this modern science
Man ain't got no self-reliance.
N~ow when I was a young feller
Satterdays, I'd clean out the cellar.
But nowa days, with apartmentss up so high,
Soon, the kids 'll have to dust the sk-.
'Course when I was young, I'd get pretty! wild,
But toward these moderns, L~ordy, I wals mild;
I was given a limping pony, in my eighteenth yesar
But now, those whirlin', twistin' aeroplanes is here.
But then o' course, I'm not complainin'
Not fur all th' world do they need tamin'
Because for all this modern science
Those kids have got their self reliance.
qi3anama IZle' ~t~e Bbee ~ilt.
Be/ding King, 32-
On a hill far away
Stood my- old Chevrolet'
Its top was tattered and torn;
I traded it in
For an old Ford coupe
And saw that old Chevvy no more-
For a year and a daY
Ran the old Ford coupe
Till at last, one day, it broke down,
Then the junk man said
He'd give it a bed,
And now I am walking to town.
The boy stood in the bath tub,
All covered up with soap,
Rocking gently to and fro,
For he was on a boat.
A woman came walking down the hall,
When all of a sudden she fell
The boy grabbed up a bathrobe,
And stammered, "What the-Well!
The woman turned up her nose and said,
"Oh, such language vile."
The boy then said, "Well please get out,
And stay out for quite a while."
THE LURE OF THE TROPICS.
Elsie Darley, 'Jo, and De~lla Rarymond, 'Jo,
No one who has not actually lived there knows
what is meant by the lure of the tropics.
Only those who have lived in the magic zone
long enough to make it their home, have ex-
perienced the magnetic power which makes them
want to return after they have left. Notwith-
standing their assertions to the contrary, it is the
mysterious call of the tropics that lures them back.
Perhaps it is speaking too broadly to say, that
everyone upon arrival is immediately enamoured
of the place, because there are many people who
develop a dislike for the country and leave by the
next boat. It may be because they can not
adapt themselves to a different type of life. But
there is no medium. The place is either loved or
There must be something which makes the
tropics so favorable. Is it the jungles that sur-
round us? Is it the rainy season with its sudden,
breath-taking downpours? Perhaps it is the
happy-go-lucky life about the the tropics that is
part of the lure. Perhaps it is because Panama
is progressing so rapidly and is getting to be a
"big place" in the world. Maybe some day
someone will have thought it all out.
HISTORY OF PANAMA AND COLON.
Macis Thirlwuall 'o.
Panama and Colon, gateways to the great
Canal, were established long before the oceans
were united. In fact, in no more than a century
after the discovery of the New World, both of
these towns were important in romance, explora-
tion, and commerce.
After Columbus had sailed along the coast of
what is now Panama, a host of other Spaniards
came, establishing the little settlement of Darien.
Using this as a base, Balboa explored the jungle,
and finally, from a hill in Darien, saw the great
Pacific. The settlement which became known
as Panama, however, was not established until
15'9. This name Panama is a native name
meaning "One who fishes in river or ocean."
Later on, in I 53 8,the "'Real Audiencia de Panama"
was established. This governed the territory far
north and about r00 miles south.
As other settlements grew up and colonists
arrived led by the stories of gold and treasure, an
immense traffic grew. Finally from a mere path
through the jungle a "camino real" was construct-
ed across the Isthmus. The terminus on the
Atlantic side was Porto Bello, which figured
greatly in shipping, also.
TH-E CALRIBBEAN. 67
This prosperity incited the envy of the English
and Europeans. Sir Francis Drake raided the
settlements many times. His body is said to be
buried in the bay of the town which is now Colon.
It was Henry Morgan, however, who completed
the entire destruction of Panama, in r671. Only
vine covered walls and half ruined bridges remain
to-day of this town.
When the Spa~niards built up their new town
they chose a rather high and r-ocky peninsula.A
great stone seawall, which is said to have cost
$11,000, was built for defense against further at-
tacks. Most of the seawall remains to-day. An
attractive walk or promenade has been made of it,
and it has been named "La Boveda." The houses
were built of stone with windows high above the
ground. The streets were narrow. The dun-
geons, several of which mnay be seenl to-day, were
As years went by, Panama grew but slowly.
The first great move toward its progress was made
in r855, when the two towns at either coast,
Panama and Colon (then Aspinwall), were
united by rail. The financing and building of
this long-needed railroad was done by Americans,
among whom were William Aspinwall and John
Stephens. The work was accomplished after five
years of difficulties and danger-s.
M~r. Aspinwall was also the leading spirit in the
establishment of the trans-Pacific line of steam-
ships and the Pacific Mail Steamship Company.
Then came the French attempt to build a canal,
For seven years the work went on. But disease,
waste, and theft finally overcame this enterprise
and the work was finally discontinued.
The United States realized the possibilities, or
in fact the need of this waterway, and they pur-
chased the rights of the French company. This
time the work was carried through and in 1914
the great way was opened.
The sanitation, which had been a vital factor
in the building of the Canal, was also completed
by the United States. Col. W\illiam C. Gorgas
was appointed chief sanitary officer, and under
his strict and efficacious inspection, Panama
gradually became a healthful place.
The Republic of Panama is divided into nine
provinces. Panama and Colon are under control
of the Panamanian Government, although they
are within the area of the Canal Zone. Each prov-
ince has its "gobernador" under whom are the
lesser officials, alcaldes, who with the "concejo"
municipal, govern~ the towns and cities.
Panama City is the capital, and therefore the
home of the President, the seat of the Assembly,
and the residence of local officials.
THE POPULATION OF PANAMA.
The total population of the Republic of Panama
exceeds 450,000 people. This, of course, does not
include those in the Canal Zone itself.
Of this population the whites, or pure Spaniards
make up 60,000. The total number of half
Indian and half white is somewhat greater than
200,000 persons. The negroes, which come to
Panama from different parts of the W'est Indies,
n~ow number more than 100,000. There are
approximately 50,000 Indians in Panama, the
San Blas tribes being the m~ost important.
Strange as it may seem, there are over r,000 of the
yellow race in Panama. These people however,
do not go into the interior so much, but are center-
ed about Colon and Panama City principally.
A4 few, however, take to gardening on a small scale.
There are 75,000 foreigners on the Isthmus and
10,000 more men than women.
The population of Panama City is well over
70,000, and is twice as large as its nearest rival,
Colon, which has a population of slightly more
RESOURCES OF PAiNAMA4.
tlraiter trikinlgstai, ';o.
Only about three-eighths of the country of
Panama is occupied, and of this area but a small
proportion is properly cultivated. The Unitedl
Fruit Company has about 35,000 acres devoted to
banana raising, this being the most important
cultivated product. Every tropical product may
be grown to perfection, and in the hills and
mountains practically all fruits and vegetables of
temnperate zones may easily be raised. There is
no reason why Panama should not produce
enough fruits, vegetables, and other agricultural
products to supply the entire Republic, and the
Canal Zone in addition, an~d yet, nearly all the
vegetables and fruits used on the Zone are im-
68 THE CARIBBEAN.
ported; and a large part of those sold in Colon
and Panama City are brought from other countries.
Other products besides the banana include coffee,
cocoa, coconIuts, sugar, tobacco, and various
dyestuffs and medicinal products. W;5ith the
present program of motor roads penetrating the
interior, there is no reason why a good living
should not be made by agriculturists in Panama.
In the old Spanish colonial days, cattle raising
was the chief industry aside from mining, but
to-day there are not over 2oo,oco head of cattle
in the entire Republic. Scrawn~y, poor, tough
cattle are the results of very little attention given
Good horses are not raised in the Republic, but
fairly good native ponies are. The majority are
miserable, undersized, thin and weak. Mules
are scarce and very high priced. Estimates place
the total number of horses and mules in Panama
at about 4opoo0.
Around the Perlas Islands the pearl fishing is
very lucrative, but it is not carried out to any
great extent. The waters of Panama teem with
fish, but the present fisheries do not fill all of the
demands of the cities and of the Zone.
Panama possesses nearly every common mineral
except coal, but they are scarcely mined. Among
them are granite, limestone, copper, iron, lead,
mica, nickel, oil, silver, tin, and gold. In the
old Spanish days, Panama was sacked by pirates
for its gold, and gold is still found in the famous
Darien mine and in practically every stream.
Panama is very rich in timber. In the forests
are many valuable cabinet, building, ornamental,
and dye woods. As a rule, the valuable woods
are scattered and are therefore not so accessible.
THE BRIDGE OF THE WORLD.
Macis ThirtwalN, '3o.
Panama, the land of eternal romance has had,
from early days, an important position- in the
world. In the fifteenth century it was named
"The Bridgeofthe World." This romantic name
wals given because Panama was really used as a
bridge to the rich, gold-producing countries in
Central and South America.
During the eighteenth century, conditions in
Panama became very bad, and she soon lost her
name, "T'he Bridge of the WMorld."
Very little was heard of Panama until the dis-
covery of gold in California, in 1849. Thousands
of people went by way of Panama, which was then
a veritable pest hole of disease.
Panama soon realized her opportunities and
built a railroad in 1855. Then the "Bridge of the
World" was again fulfilling its name.
The year 1903 saw Panama win her independ-
ence from Colombia. This event is celebrated
every year on November 3, with fiestas and fire-
works. Then, in r914, the great Canal was open-
ed to traffic by the Americans, and Panama, "The
Bridge of the World," became the world's highway
Panama has also been called "The Crossroads
of the World." Since the recent development of
large airplane stations in Panama, a more modern
and less romantic name has been applied to her,
"The Crossroads of the Air."
THE PANAMA RAILROAD.
Elsie Darley, 'So
A concession was granted to William H. Aspin-
wall, Henry Chauncey, and John L. Stephens in
1848, to build a railroad across the Isthmus.
W~ork was begun in May, 1850, and the railroad
was finished by January, I855
The original railroad followed the valley of the
Chagres River from Gatun to Gamboa, but this
part is now submerged in Gatun Lake, the Canal
itself following the route of the old railroad very
closely. From Gamboa it crossed the divide
through the present site of Culebra, from there
through Paraiso and the bed of what is now Mira-
flores Lake to Panama. It was acquired by the
United States in 1904, but is was not found
possible to use much of the old road when the
Canal was built, so it was relaid to run almost
parallel with the Canal to the eastward. The
cost of relocation was S8,866,393-
The present railroad is 48 miles long and runs
from Colon to Panama with stations at Mount
Hope, Fort Davis, Gatun, M/onte Lirio, Frijoles,
Darien, Gamboa, Obispo, Summit, Pedro Miguel,
Red Tank, M/iraflores, Fort Clayton, Corozal, and
Balboa. The rates are high, a first-class return
costing $4.80. The crossing of the Isthmus by
train takes two hours or approximately one quarter
of the time taken by steamers.
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SAN BLAS INDIANS.
Alice Henter, 'jo.
The San Blas Indians habitat islands less than
100 miles from Colon. These islands are said to
be free from the usual pesky- insects of the tltropics,
and from wild animals.
The San Blas Indians cultivate only what they
need for themselves. On the mainland can be
found patches of corn, yams, sugar cane, and rice.
Unlike most uncivilized people, their women do
little wor-k in7 the field.
Although these people have been in contact with
Europeans since the sixteenth cen~tury), they had,
until about ten years ago, maintained racial
purity. Their language which is very simple,
consisting of onl 500 words, and their culture
shows South American origin. The white Indians
are also found amongst the San Blas people, but
this has been caused onlyfrom heredi tary-albinism.
The San Blas Indians have kept their independ-
ence byT opposing all foreign settlement. TIhey
used to take great pride in boasting that no
stranger had ever passed the night on their islands.
'They are not a war-like race, but they- have
peculiar beliefs. Their women are well guarded
and seldom seen.
The San Blas Indians are found to be very
intelligent and eager to learn. They hav-e a very
peculiar appearance, however, being very- short
and having large box-sized heads. They have
somewhat the same color as the North Aimerican
They are fond of bright colors, and their dress
is very odd. The men wear cotton shirts and
trousers, which by the w~ay, they- make them~-
selves. The women wear skirts which are merely
long pieces of cloth wrapped around them. They
also wear rings in~ their noses and in their ears.
They wear no rings on their fingers, however, until
they are married, and then it is customary only to
wear the wedding ring.
The San Blas Indian's love of color is brought
out distinctive in their han~dwork. The women
are very adept at copy-ing all kinds of patterns.
They often copy- designs from boxes or ev~en flour
or sugar sacks. Mlany times, people have been
surprised to find that they- have purchased a
blanket made by- the San Blas Indians with a
Gold M~edal flour, or some such pattern worked
ONE OF THE STREET SCENES OF COLON.
JamesJ C. Whoo, 'p.
The scenes on the callse" and "avenidas" of
Colon are varied, numerous and interesting.
People and customs from the wor-ld over are
represented, although our- more frequent street
companions are Panamanians, Americans, WVest
Indians, Chinese, and Hindus.
Of all these scenes, the more local is the "Alma-
cen." This (store-affair) is usually- a two byfour
hole cut into the wall. They are run by WVest
Indians and are therefore located in the negro
sections. There are more of them on Bolivar
Street than in any other one street of Colon.
The lowly wares sold in these stores are bananas,
coconuts, oranges, bread, avocados (alligator
pears), and fr~ied fish. Whli na combination; but
they- are sold just the same. W~hen one passes by-
the store attendant may be seen fry)ing the fish
or baking the bread over the charcoal stoves.
T'he "Almacen" is really- a curious looking scene.
BARRO COLORADO ISLAND.
Tiomans L. Co/ev, j,., Jo.
During the building of the Canal the Chagres
valley was flooded in order to make what is now
known as Gatun Lake. The animals, who in-
habited this region, were forced a little farther
back each day as the water rose. Finally- when the
lake was full, many of these animals found them-
selves stranded on hilltops that were now islands.
The largest of these islands inl I923, was set aside
by- the Govesrnor of the Canal Zone as a forest
preserve. It is known as Barro Colorado, which
in English means "red clay." It is about six
miles square, covered with dense jungle and well
stocked with anim~als. No hunting or destruction
of trees is permitted there, as the island is to be
kept as a place wher-e people may come and see
animals in their native haunts.
Barro Colorado is also the home of several
scientists w'ho are studying the animals and their
habits. These men live in a small building over-
lookring Barro Colorado's little harbor.
Some of the many- animals which inhabit the
island are the coati, a member of the raccoon
family-, the well-known porcupine, the sloth, a
lazy animal somewhat resembling the monk~ey in
appearance, the armadillo, and monkeys of all
kinds. Many beautiful birds may also be seen
on the island. Snakes, spiders, and all .types of
insects are found in abundance. To me, just the
sight of any of these creatures in their native
homes would make a trip to the Barro Colorado
well worth while.
CRISTOBAL IN 1904-I906.
Delar Raymonrd, 'jo.
It seems funny these days to hear of the days
in 1904 and r906 when the first American
families started to come to Panama.
I always enjoy hearing my folks tell about the
times they used to have when they first came down
here. Naturally, for the first few months it was
hard to get accustomed to the ways and means
of Panama, after having lived in the United
First of all the houses were not like they are
now. The few houses that there were were on
rollers and had to be moved from one place to
another. My brothers used to have a great time
trying to find our house when they would come
home in the evening. They would leave the
house early in the morning, and every night
when they would return they'd be all prepared to
go on the nightly search for the house. To hear
them talk about it now, it must have been great
fun to go looking for one's home every night,
but I can imagine their feelings when they had to
do it then.
There were just a few white people, but there
was plenty of other company. The colored
people lived in tents that surrounded the houses
of the white people. The place was mostly
swamps, and in the evenings there were many
serenades to be heard. These serenades were
given not only by the colored people, but by the
frogs from the swamps.
The sanitation was impossible. Many of the
inhabitants died or were deathly sick from
malaria. The food was not so appetizing. My
mother often tells us how she used to have to
send to my grandmother in New York for vege-
tables and other victuals that could not be ob-
T'he streets were not streets at all. They were
nothing but boardwalks. There was even a
"main boardwalk" that took you to town (it
was called the town). The Government had just
started to build decent streets, and that was one
reason why the houses were placed on rollers, so
as to move them out of the way.
The Commissary was altogether different from
what itis now. It was nothing but a small shack
where both the white and the black people did
their purchasing. One had to do his shopping
mna hurry because if he stayed mn the place too
long he would "pass out" from the unpleasant
The stores in "town" were not like they are
now. They too were nothing but tiny shacks.
Some were not even shacks.
It certainly seems funny now, but it must have
been rather unpleasant living here in those first
GATUN LAKE ON A MOONLIGHT NIGHT.
7ames C. Wtood, Ij2.
On a moonlight night, Gatun Lake is a sight to
see. The moonlight reflects on the rippling water,
as if to be a silvery highway stretching from shore
to shore. Bordering this silvery reflection, on
either side, is the darker water. Both form a
striking contrast. Dotting the scene are the
decaying trees of a former jungle, standing like
sentinels on guard duty. Farther on in the back-
ground is the mountainous shoreline. Lying over
the horizon are the lazy, black clouds, with their
edges tinted silver by the moon. A dead stillness
envelopes the whole region. This quietness is
broken by the occasional bark of the lake dweller's
pet dog. The lake is truly a sight to see on a
PEARLS IN PANAMA.
Eleanor Fitzgeranld, '3o.
Some time ago, a boy, while wading along the
shore of Panama Bay, picked up an oyster and
found in it a pearl which he sold for S3,000, and
which the purchaser took to Paris and sold for
The early European navigators seemed to have
a great desire to fish for the pearl-bearing oyster
and Columbus himself had a great interest in the
pearls which the uncivilized natives possessed.
The Isthmus of Panama curves a great deal
and forms a sort of horseshoe shape. There are
two ocean currents that meet about a hundred
miles 06f the coast of Panama. One of these
comes fr-om the North Americanl coast, the other
comes up the South American coast. The m~eet-
ing of these two currents produce an unusual
effect on the tides, causing a rise and fall of 22
feet. Perhaps the tides have little to do with the
oyster but it is known that one may walk out far
from Panama City- on the muddy botton of the
bay when it is low tide, and once in a while oysters
may- even be seenl along the ground. WTho knows
but what they may- contain a pearl of some value.
About so miles southeast of the shoreline of
Panama are a group of islands known as the
Perlas Islands. There are about 40o small islands
in all, the largest called Rey, or K~ing. It is not
hard to find some way of visiting these historical
spots. The simplest and most comfortable method
is the steam launch, although too, one can alwa~s
find numerous small sail boats run by natives.
The trip takes about five or six hours, or even a
whole day, starting early and returning after dark;.
Even then that only gives a hurried view of the
Saboga, one of the islands, is the place where it
is said the people live on coconuts, and fish for
pearl oysters as a diversion. The fishermen on
this island go forth at dawn. Each boat contains
a few divers who are certain just where the best
results are obtained. On each dive a diver brings
up one oyster. The limit seems to be six dives
which they consider sufficient for a day s work.
The Panamanian divers, unlike most other divers,
remain in the water a shorter length of time, but
make more dives. All pearl divers are short-lived.
In Panama City there is an old church, built
by Spanish colonizers. The towers of this old
cathedral are thickly studded with mnother-of_
pearl shells, which have been obtained from the
Pearl Island fisheries.
MI~aria Stewart, S'pecia/ Student.
Ripley tells us in his "Believe it or not," that
Panama hats are not mnade in Panama.
That is true. Panama hats, so-called because
they are marketed through Panama, are sold
throughout the shops of Colon and Panama at
prices far below those inl the States.
The best hats come from Monte Cristi, in
Ecuador, but the shops in Pwanama and Colon
frequently pass off inferior Colombian and Peru-
vian hats for the genuine Mlonte Cristi.
The hat, a fines handl-plaited hat, is made from
the young leaves of a palm-like plant native
to Central America and Colombia. The leaves
are gathered before maturity and thze soft parts
are removed. The fibers are soaked in water to
render them pliable. The weaving is done by
hand. TIhe best hats are made of a single leaf
and are therefore uniform in quality and tint.
It is very easy to distinguish them as the
Ecuadorian hats are started with a circular weave
in the center of the crown, while the others have
a square or squarish pattern. The quality and
pr"ice of a Panama hat depend upon the fineness
of the weave, the evenness, the color, the uniform
size of the straw, or rather palmn, the finish of the
edges, and many other details.
The tiber producing plant and stemless cr~ew
pine, has been introduced into the Philippin~es,
and the natives there have become expert manu-
facturers of these hats. The great centers of
manufacture of Panama hats are the Central
A4merican states and the countries on the coasts
of northern and western Southz Amer-ica.
Rubber was first found by the Indians in the
WVestern Hemisphere. W\hen Columbus came
over he found them playing with rubber balls.
This rubber would rebound when it hit a hard
object. It would not do for modern articles
because it was too soft and had to be mixed with
sulphur. Sulphur was niot known then.
Rubber is an elastic gam made fromn the milky
juice of a number of plants which grow in
tropical and semitropical regions of the world.
The juice is milk white. First, a vertical channel
is cut down the side of the tree, and then diagonal
cuts connecting with this are made on both sides.
This is called tapping. The tapping is done early
in the morning, and the latex or juice is gathered
a few hours later.
brought from Jamaica, Haiti, or California.
Apples, grapes, pears, etc., are usually on sale,
but are imported from the United States weekly.
Many fruits--bananas, coconuts, alligator pears,
mangoes--grow wild. Papaya trees are a great
favorite on the Zone and are usually found growing
in everyone's back yard. Bananas are universally
used. The banana industry of the United Fruit
Company in Bocas del Toro is the biggest enter-
prise in the Republic. Taken as a whole Panama
is very deficient in good tropical fruits.
On account of the heavy rains, the vegetation
is always green and luxuriant, and many rare and
beautiful flowers are found. Seventy-five varieties
of orchids grow wild with a great number of
colores, and other tropical plants. Hibiscus,
oleander, bougainvillaea, and frangipani are some
of the most common of the plant life of Panama.
NATIVE ANIMALS, BIRDS, AND FISH
Elsie N. Doar, 'y.
Panama is the home of numerous animals,
birds, and fish. Among the animals found here
are tapirs, ant eaters, wild cats, deer, and many
monkeys, such as the red monkey, howlers, and
the spider monkey.
A4 great many birds are found here, among them
are parrots, parrakeets, egrets, white herons,
pelicans, gulls, and wild ducks. The most
common of these are the parrots and parrakeets.
The tourists who visit Panama each year buy
these parrakeets for young parrots, and are
very much surprised when they find they have
The more common fish found in the waters
around Panama are jack, Spanish mackerel,
red snapper, tarpon, barracuda, stingaree, blow-
fish, corbina, sea urchins, Portuguese man-o-war,
and many others of great interest. The tarpon
is a very good fish for sport and is hard to catch,
for it is very large in size. In Gatun there is a
club for such sport. The Portuguese man-o-war
is a very pretty fish, purple and pink in
color and is found along the beaches. The barra-
cuda is a long, slender, fighting fish resembling a
mackerel, and is very treacherous. If one is
caught on a line it will fight to get away. The
barracuda is a native fish of the warmer climates.
If the latex is allowed to stand the rubber will
rise to the top. But the water must be evapo-
rated and the rubber coagulated at once or the
rubber will be injured.
After the latex is gathered it is smoked. A
paddle is dipped into the latex and then held over
a fire until the water is evaporated, leaving a thin
coating of rubber. The paddle is dipped again
and again in the latex, and then held in the smoke
until a large rubber ball is formed. This ball is
then cut open on one side and the paddle is taken
WThen the crude rubber reaches the factory it
is run through toothed rollers, through which
water is running. The rollers break the rubber
up into rough strips, and the water removes the
dirt and other impurities. The strips are then
mixed with sulphur. The rubber is never melted.
It may be warmed, but is is always pressed into
molds, not poured in.
Previous to 1839, rubber was of very little value
commercially because no method of preparing
it for practical use had been discovered. It was
sticky in warm weather and brittle in cold weather.
In 1839, Charles Goodyear, an American, dis
covered the process of making modern rubber.
Rubber is used for telephones, bicycles, auto-
mobiles, combs, hot-water bottles, knife handles,
In the tropics, rubber is taken in crude form
and poured over shoes so as to make them water-
proof. This is done only by the natives, however.
They also press it on sacks and make water-proof
bags out of it.
AS little while ago, the Uinited States sent a
representative down to Panama to see about
growing rubber in Gatun Lake. The soil was
not good enough and so the experiment was
THE FRUITS AND FLOWERS OF PANAMA.
Pauline Henrman, jo.
All the tropical fruits of Panlama may be ob-
tained in the markets during their seasons, but
are high priced as compared to other tropical
countries. Tabaga pineapples have the repu-
tation of being the b~est, but some people consider
the L~imon or 10.~nre L~irio pines, the red, yellow-
meated variety, far superior. Native oranges are
excellent but scarce. TIhe bulk of citrus fruits are
In the reptile line are found many poisonous
snakes, all;:gators, crocodiles, iguanas, and harm-
less lizards. The iguanas are very ugly-, and many
people eat them for chicken. The iguana changes
in color during the change of seasons. In the
dry season it is brown in color, while in rainy
season it changes to a deep gr-een.
There are many insects wYhich are poisonous
such as the poisonous spider, the scor-pion, and the
tarantula. T'hey ar-e very- harmful and some_
times dangerous unless promnptly treated with an
Before the U'nited States took charge of the
sanitation on the Isthmus, the malarial mosquito
was very- dangerous. Now all places where water
may~ stand and stagnate are covered with oil.
This kills the larvae of this mosquito and frees the
Canal Zone from malaria fever.
Alarvis Thirhea;/ll, 'Jo
The coconut tree is said to be the most service-
able tree, and the one which has the highest
commercial \-alue. This may- well be true since
this tree may be used for food, drink, clothing, and
shelter. Besides being a serviceable tree, it is
a beautiful one. It is usually associated with
romance; how often have you heard swayingg
palms, grace~ful palms, etc."
The milk; of the fruit or Iit of this tree is a
drink. The meat produces oil from which are
manufactured butter, soap, ...liiL.-, medicine,
confectionery, perfume, and cosmetics. After
the oil is extracted, the meat is used for fodder.
The shell makes combs, spoons, bowls, and many
other articles. T`he stemn goes for furniture and
lumber; the leaves for roofs, brooms, mats, and
baskets. AiSmong the numerous other useful
articles made from this are cement, vinegar, gum,
This tree grows best near the sea in lands of
rains and moisture. One of the attractive sights
of tropical coasts and islands is the palm tree.
The tree is veryc slender. Its age is indicated by
the rings around the bark. There are about tw~o
rings for each year of age. M~any coconut trees
curve gracefully. This fact, besides adding to
the beauty of the tree, provides easy climbing.
In Bocas del Troro, a distant town of Panama,
thousands of trees have been planted which are
just recently beginning to hear. There are many;
other large plantations which produce great
quantities of nuts. Panama recently. shipped
more than a million coconuts in one m~onth. The
coconuts produced here are some of the finest.
They are gathered and mnark~eted by the San Blas
Indians, especially-. On the 300 islands of these
Indians, there are about 300,000 coconut trees
which !ield a considerable produce each year.
However, this is diminishing since they do not
replant their trees. They are not interested in
developing this industry-, but only in producing
enough for their own use.
On the whole, Panama is very active in pro-
ducing and exporting this useful pr-oduct.
SHIPS THAT COMCE TO CRISTOBA~L.
Jarmes Campbel, 'qo.
Up~on entering the Port of Cristobal, you will
be interested mn looking at the harbor. There is
the breakwater which is a protection against the
heavy seas during the dry season. It was made
by- dumIping boulders of rock into the water until
it reached a height of 20 feet. There ar-e two
open"ings in the breakwater, but only one is used
by larger ships. The bay within the breakwater
is capable of holding the whole U~nited States
Navy with ease.
The pier where your ship will go to dock is
situated with further protection against bad
weather. 'There are four large piers made of
concrete. Here you will see quite a number of
ships loading and unloading cargo.
Then you may ask "WShy are all these ships
here?" and y-ou will find several reasons. The
first reason is the situation of Panama. It has
been said that Panama is situated at the cross-
roads of the world. The second reason is the
presence of the Panama Canal with its shortening
of ocean routes attracts many ocean vessels.
Your next question may be "W\hat are: these
ships doing'" As you inspect the docks yIou can
usually see a tourist ship tied up at pier 6, the
newest pier. The tourist season is during the
winter of North America.
The other piers are crowded with fr-eighters and
tramp vessels. There are usually about twelve or
more in. The majority- of the car-go is shipped
741 THE CARIBBEAN.
from smaller ships, which go to the South and
Central American ports, to larger ships going to
America or Europe.
Whenever a ship needs coal it ties up at the
coaling station, but most vessels to-day burn oil or
have Diesel engines. The Diesel engine is becom-
ing more popular because it is cheaper to run once
it has beerrinstalled. The fuel oil is stored in huge
oil tanks and almost every day you may see a
tanker unloading oil.
Statistics are published by The Panama Canal
giving the movements of ocean vessels. They
show that during the month of January, r930, a
total of 531 ships passed through the Canal.
Two hundred and forty-six of these were Ameri
can ships, and 125 were British. Of the remaining
the Dutch, French, German, Norwegian, Swedish,
and Japanese ranked from I5 to 30 ships apiece.
Some smaller countries are also represented by
one or two ships apiece. During the same time,
36 ships arrived at the Port of Cristobal for the
purpose of taking cargo of some kind. Some
of these transited the Canal but most did not.
In conclusion, you will find that Cristobal ranks
second to New York as a seaport on the Atlantic
coast of the Americas. This refers to the ton-
nage of cargo which enters and clears the docks.
Crawford Campbell, 'p.
Superstition, like everything else, reflects the
local color. In Panama we are surrounded by the
negro whose conversations are often most en-
lightening, for instance, could anyone guess that
the flesh of an iguana may turn to butter?
One evening, after quarreling with a colored
man for at least an hour as to who had the better
fleet, the United States or Great Britain, we
switched to the subject of eating iguanas. It is well
known in the tropics that the meat of the iguana
is very delicate. The negro just couldn't see
that is was possible to eat this meat. He had
never tried it, but knew that iguanas were filthy.
If they were allowed to set in the sun all day with
salt on them, they would turn to butter. He had
never seen it done but seemed to have direct
information on the subject, and could not be
Taking a hike in the jungle, I came upon five
men killing a large snake, supposedly a Tomigoff.
When it had been killed and tied to a stick, their
thoughts naturally began to wander to snakes.
One swore up and down that if that snake was
put in a fire four little legs would burst out
unexpectedly. The others tried to persuade him
otherwise, but he was not to be persuaded from
what he knew to be true.
There was a little new-born goat near a negro's
house. It was a pretty little brown and white
kid. M~y first impulse was to stop and pet it,
but I was told that if I should happen to touch
its tail its mother would immediately disown it,
which would be a terrible catastrophe to the poor
kid, so I kept my hands off.
It is impossible to trace back the origin of
superstitions, but nevertheless they exist.' In
fact, they are as real to the darkiess" as the
things they see every day. A negro can make
you actually shudder at the thought of disregard-
ing one of his pet superstitions.
TWO QUEER THINGS.
One queer thing mn Panama is the bombers.
They are the firemen "de la Republica de Panama."'
These fire eaters are dressed in red, with big black
boots, and they are very proud of themselves.
On Sunday a person can see them drilling, looking
like British soldiers marching up and down the
streets. On parades and on Panamanian holidays
you can see them drilling and marching along at
night with torches held high above their heads.
I do not know about their ability as fire eaters, but
they must be pretty good.
Another queer thing of Panama are the dogs.
Before the Americans came here, the dogs and
buzzards were the garbage gatherers, "cafeteria
style." When the Americans came down, the
dogs were done away with and real garbage cans
set out. The Panamanian Government must love
these dogs quite a bit for their service to their
grandfathers and grandmothers, for if you hit a
dog with your car, the Government will be $25
richer. These dogs have so many breeds in them,
that Heinz would have to stop his factories. It is
a good thing that Chinese do not know about
them as the dogs are around r57 different varieties
as compared to the Heinz 57.
THE LIFE OF A COCONUT.
greeted with "W'hy, Betty, where did you get that
lovely coconut?" A4nd, "I got it when they cut
the tree down over there."
"Wlell," said the child's mother, "place it on the
table and I will get 'Liza' (the colored maid) to
cut it for us and make a coconut custard pie."
"But, mother," replied the little tot, "I don't
like pie, so let's just ask papa to paint a pretty
picture on~ it and let's keep it as a souvenir."
"All1 right, darling, we can do that."
That night dear papa came home, and after
Betty had told him what she wanted done with
me, he took out his painting set and began to
paint me all up.
So now here I am--on a table in the sitting
room, all dolled up like a painted lady. I believe
I have a picture of a boat on me. This kind of
life isn't so bad, and I'm certainly glad I wasn't
cut up like some of my friends were.
E/sie Darle,~v o.
He sat there, his face drawn and pale, his hands
clenched between his knees in an effort to keep
them from trembling. Slowly .. slowlyr .. the
hands of the clock moved on, and to him they
served but to prolong his agony. Soon--ah, how
soon now! -the bell would ring and .. But he
wrenched his thoughts away from the future, and
Eixed them elsewhere. He allowed his gaze to
wander around his prison .Outside, in glorious
freedom, birds were singing .. theyl knewnothing
of his miserable fate. His mother .. he could
see her sweet, trustful ey-es now .. perhaps she
was praying for him .. Little Jackie, lispingly
asking where "Big Bruvver" was .. But it was
too late .. too late ..
The bell rang suddenly, and, pulling himself
together with a superhuman effort, the dumbest
freshman picked up his paper and pencils and
left the Assembly for his final exams
Della Rarymnond, jo.
I wonder if people have ever given it a thought
how coconuts enjoy life. Sometimes it is a cruel
life--especially if you happen to be a coconut on a
tree that is in a residential section of Panama-
Now, for instance, I was one of the many coco-
nuts on a coconut tree (of course, not a banana)
and this tree that I had grown on was planted by
one of the roads near the Cristobal High School
on Colon Beach. Well,one day I heard two little
boys who were sitting in the shade discussing the
cement road that was to be built. First of all,
my tree was like several others planted right on
the edge of this tar road. These little boys were
saying how it was going to be just "awful" to see all
the coconut trees cut down so they could make a
cement road, and naturally, since the trees were
planted so near the road, they; would have to be
taken out of the way.
Right then and there my fellow coconut brothers
and myself began to worry.
The day arrived for ;he men to cut down the
trees. There were three other trees from the end
of the road before ours. As these three were cut
down, there were "skaty-eight" kids hanging
around to gather up the coconuts that fell.
Finally our tree was cut a~d--boom!!--I fell
with a terrible noise and rolled over into the grass.
All of a sudden I felt myself being lifted up. A
little girl about seven years old was holding me
in her two arms, because, if I say it myself, I was
too big for her one arm.
Some little rascals of boys tried to pull me away
from her but she screamed and said she'd tell her
"mamma" on them, so they left me and her alone.
She ran home with me and I pray-ed all the way
that she wouldn't chop me up and ask her mother
to make pie or a cake out of me. W~hen we got
into her mother's kitchen, the little girl was
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THE FRESHMAN BOY'S HANDBOOK.
E/sie Darley, Jo.
r. If, when you are assigned your seat in the
study hall, you can not see over the top of your
desk, have your seat raised. If this is not suffi-
cient, get one of those big Webster's Dictionaries
and sit on that. Sam or Butler will help you
2. If you are so unfortunate as to have to sit in
one of tl e large chairs in room 27, do your best and
sprawl out in it asmuch aspossible. The modern
freshman is such that it requires careful scrutiny
by the teacher to determine whether or not he is
there. (Of course, when the teacher asks ques-
tions you do or don t know, you expand into
view or shrmnk from sight as the case requires.)
3. Start immediately to primp and groom
yourself in order to be voted the best-looking
boy. (Only be careful not to overdo it, or the
chances are that you 11 be chosen as the best-
4. If you are called to the office, do not turn
pale or perspire unnecessarily. Probably Mr.
Sawyers only wants to know the middle name of
your father's cousin's aunt.
5. Do not try to bluff the teachers. They are
well versed in the peculiarities of high school
students and aren't having any. So, if you are
asked a question you can't answer, don't beat
about the bush, but say, "I don't know." This
will bring forth beautifully sarcastic comments
from the teacher on the density of high school
students in general, of freshmen in particular,
but it is a quick and otherwise painless method.
6. The inventive Freshman will find plenty of
scope in high school for his genius. There yet
remains to be invented a traffic regulation system
in the hall during passing of classes, devices that
will prevent people from sticking chalk in our
inkwells, "borrowing" our paper, carving wise-
cracks on our desks, using latter for waste-paper
baskets, etc., etc.
7. Finally, if you are of the gum-chewing
variety, do not leave blobs of chewed gum where
they are likely to be sat upon. Any accident of
this kind is no doubt very amusing to the on-
lookers but not so to the pantsi or dress of the
Thomas Coley, '3o.
r. Miss Hesse and Miss Gustalson not buying
a ticket to a school entertainment.
2. Mr. Meyer bawling someone out in less than
3r:Miss Kimbro without a pair of earrings on,
buying a ticket to a school benefit.
4. Mr. West not arguing with someone for a
5. Miss Russell yelling at someone.
6. Mr. Sawyers without a pencil behind his ear.
-7. Miss M/oore looking untidy.
8. Mr. Pence coming to school looking wide
9. Miss Patterson without a "Frat" pin.
Marian E. Hakln, 'p.
Yesterday as I was walking down the road,
enjoying the sights, I saw a poor little ant lying
dead in the dust of the street. A large foot-print
surrounded it. WChat can we do for the preven-
tion of this shameful slaughter of harmless insects?
Everywhere one goes, one sees them, poor, dead
The housewife slaughters them unmercifully.
And what, pray, do they do to her. They get in
her peanut butter, her sugar, her jam. How
little that is to taking the innocent life of a
creature of God!
And what do the children do to these innocents?
This is the shameful fact: They stamp on them
deliberately! I am ashamed of my generation.
And how, friends, do the ants harm the children?
They merely take bites of their candy or cake
when it is placed where it should not be. Such
unmerciful slaughter is overwhelming!
And then, the men, our dear fathers and elder
brothers, tread on them on their way to and from
work. Surely, it would not hurt them to look
where they are going.
I pity ants! Are they not our fellow creatures?
To the Creator we "are as ants crawling on the
face of the earth."
T is for TUTRNER in sports hard to pass,
For- THIRLWA~ILL, the idol of the class.
U is for U~seful, we hope we all are,
V is for Vice from which we are far.
W is for WTH EELER and 'I KI NGS ADtoo
For W'ONG, he's been with us four years thru,
Y is for Youth which we'll never forget,
Z is for Zero-y]rou got one, I'll bet!
THE SENIOR ALPHABET.
By a senrio.
A is for all of us, our class so dear,
What school will be without us, we sadly fear.
B is for BIRK~ELA1ND, our office girl clerk,
And also for BLISS who's always at work.
C is for CRUM, our President wise,
For CALMPBELL who always does what he
For COLEYI, too, our editor--a prize!
D is for DALRLEY, the little English lass,
For DAYS, who is always helping her class.
E is for EBERENZ who from ty-ping doesn't rest,
F is for FITZGERAILD whose story was best.
G is for GANZMUT~ELLER, her winning smile is
H is for HERMA~N, in sports she is keen,
For HENTER, sweet Alice, the Gatun queen.
I is for Ignorance which we all lack.
J is for June, on school we'll turn our back,
For JOY-CE who for talking has a great
K is for Kommencemen t-Oh, so near!
L is for Leaving--we'll shed a tear.
M is for MUNDNBERG our "Sonny- Bo-,"
For MIELENDEZ whose ready wit is a jo-.
N is for NEWMAilN w~ith humor so deep,
O is for Order which we: hate to keep.
P is for the Publication of our annual so great,
Q is for Qu~estions we ask at great rate.
R is for RAYMIOND of smile so wide,
S is for STEVENSON always on our side.
BEHIND THE COUNTER AT A RURMMAGE
Raer Bliss, y.
'Twas the first week in December! The Girl
Reserves had agreed at their last meeting that
they would have a rummage sale to help raise
money- to send a delegate to the States. The
gir-ls brought all of their old dresses, their- sisters',
mothers', and grandmothers', banquet, Easter,
and party dresses, which had seen better day-s.
A few of the gairls brought some old trinkets,
which the "shines" actually called jewebyll, and
also a large pile of Victrola records. (I believe
the latest was "Panama Mamas.") Some of the
girls even brought their big brother's knee-
breeches, which he had haughtily- thrown in the
"old trunk;" since he had grown up. Then too
there: was an odd assortment of old toys brought
by' some thoughtful person.
W'e journeyed down to the Silver Clubhouse
with our carload of "jlunk" to start our afore-
mentioned Rummage Sale. '" Twas a busy
Saturday for us G. R.'s" WTe arranged the
"junk" attractively- on some tables and display-ed
the gowns by draping them artistically over a few
chairs. W\e priced everything very cheaply,
knowing that the darkiess" drew small salaries,
and that they seemed to belong to Scotch ancestry.
Dresses were 25 cents each (believe it or not),
V'ictrola records, 10 for a dime; men's coats,
5o cents each; boy's knee-breeches, 2S cents each;
ties (all colors of the rainbow wer-e well repre-
sented), 10 for a dime; toy-s, trinkets, and "jewel-
ry," 29 cents to a nickel. This was no sooner
78 THE CARIBBEAN.
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done when in came a mass of darkness, which
we fully realized was our customers flowing in,
We, of course, thought that our goods would
sell in no time, as it was so very, very cheap, in
fact we were almost giving things away.
But--those women would cast a slight glance
over our numerous dresses, finger 'em, rumple 'em,
mess 'em (if it was possible to add to their ample
suppy of it), and almost tear 'em--that unique
assortment of frocks! Finally a middle-aged,
female customer inquired the cost of a beaded
Georgette (slightly dilapidated) gown. When
told it was priced 25 cents, she said, if you please,
"What! Wid all dis here rippin's in de sides?
Man, ma dahter couldn't play mud-pies in dat
We girls were actually dumfounded because
she wouldn't even consider buying the dress with
a little tear in the seam. Thus it happened with
several of our other customers, so we finally
reduced the price to Io cents. Yes siree! Only
one measly dime for any gown on the table! Then
business picked up a bit, but you may not believe
me when I say that those women were still
haughty about purchasing any of our goods.
All the little darkiess" in Silver City had
assembled at our famous Rummage Sale, so it
seemed. They were all crowded around our toy
division, which contained one "rickety-rackety,"
rusty toy gun, amongst other things. The boys
were simply wild about it but not one of 'em had
a nickel with which to satisfy their longing. One
of the most ardent admirers of the rusty toy gun
had a 23 cent piece and a penny, so we sold it to
him on the sly. He made "whoopee" galore after
the happy exchange, imitating Tom Mix and
As for the Victrola records, each and every one
of 'em had to be played on the Clubhouse Ortho-
phonic, before we could make a single sale. Even
then they were hesitant about any record over
two months old, whether Gene Austin, Rudy Vallee,
Helen Kane, or "what have you?"
At the end of the day us "G. R.'s" were com-
pletely exhausted, as if we'd just played a strenu-
ous game of baseball or the like. Believe it or
not it was work trying to sell our carefully selected
"junk" to those impudent "shines," trying to
understand their "Bajan" talk and answer them
in the same language. 'Twas no wonder that we
felt like "The Heck of the Wresperus" at the close
of day. But 10 and behold! In spite of our re-
duction in prices 'n everything else taken into
consideration, we profited by only $6.373. How-
ever, we all unanimously agreed that the barrels
of fun we had were worth the time and trouble.
(I'll just tell you in strict confidence, though,
that the girls don't seem to be over anxious to
have another one right away.)
THE CARIBBEAN. i9
So ~DEER SLIM.
Did ya notis what I notized this morning ? Tom
Coley cum to skule wit a black ey-e an' he sez he
was skatin' on the vice. Tell me, he musta ben
lien' cuz their ain't no ice ta skate on down heer,
besides if he fell on the vice wud he knok his ey-e?
Na, his eye wud be awrite, only he wudn'ta ben
able ta siddown.
I writ a pome for the K~ery-been. It's a swell
wun--reel intelechal-likie cuz I no that's whut
they- like to reed--about tha moon and the palm
treez. I wudda let y~a reed it only I don wan
nobudy to see it till it cums out in the K~erybeen,
Their's gonna be a opreta by the Glee Club-
I gues that's all tha singin' whut I been heering,
but listen, Slim, by lessenin to 'em singin ev~ery
day I'll save 7Sc.-Mnoozic is moozic, I sez, if ya
heer it in skule fur nuthin', or at the theater
Didya see tha knew gurl in skule too day ?
Shes sum peach. I walks up ta her anld I sez,
"If I ken help ya," I sez, "ju~s lemme no," I sez.
Well, Slim, she blinked those lamps at me and sez,
"Thank you" reel refined like.
Ya no--seems to mne, weer getting' too old
ta go ta skule without a ty an so beginin
tamorro I'm gonna ware wun. That gurl--her
names Henretta he sits rite in frunt ame, ya no.
Wrell, I gotta stL ly~ my' jogerly lezon, see y-a at
tha ball game.
Yurs til Gatun locks,
Thursday, Mrl~lch -7~.
I huy ben involved en a grate mistry which haz
ben taking up my time. Ya no, I'm goin ta be
a detectif when I gro up so I thot I mite uz well
begin an praktis know. W`ell, sum misteeri-us
pursun, I've deesided its a wuman, haz benl leaving
misteeriyus pakugiz on a certain teachers desk.
I wuz not askt ta take up thiz caze but I'm doin it
fur praktiz. Any way, az I wuz sayin, thiz haz
benl goin on fur kwite awi e. TIha furst thing ta
doo, uf corz, waz ta fine tha kuntints of tha
pakige. A deteckitif haz ta bee very karful uf
unnown things so I tuk kare wen I opund it. Y~a
never kin tell it mite of had a bom in it. Anl I
wud uf hated ta see one uf my teachers blowed up.
A-nyway, I opened it an found a big suprize. It
was a swell piece of kake an boy, it was gud. Uf
corz, I saved a cupla krIums ta uze az evidunse
but I didn't see know senz in savein tha hole
peez ufkak~e. Da yoo?
I hav ben werkin on thiz kaze fur meny weaks
anl its still a big mistry ta mne. Evry morning I
open tha kapidge k~arfuly). Y~a never know wen
you'll fine a bomn, ya know.
I hav dun a lot a hevy thinkun and I'be kum ta
tha kuncloozun that thiz krime haz ben kumitted
by a womun. Tha motif, ya no every krime haz
got a motif, iz that she is inamoored to him (the
abuy mnenchoned teecher).
O, I furgot ta say- I hav a box: uf evidunse
(krums) ta uze against tha krimunul.
I hurd that a bunch of inspecturz uf skules is
kumin down heerpurtysoon tainspekt thiz skule. I
under what they-'ll do ta us. Welll Slim I bet
aftur they get heer their will be sum goins ons,
Sez I. Mlebee we'll hav to ware koats ta skule.
But I can't. Myr Ma wudn't let me ware my
Sunday koat and my uther uz in tha wash.
WTell, as tha ole sayrin goez "don't kawnt yure
chicks beefor they hack." Thiz mneens, dun't
wury' over things beefor they- happin.
O, Lisun, Slim, ef ya wan ta practis detectif
work with me, that there kake iz big enuf fiir too.
Tusday-, Marllc-h r9.
Their haz bin grate eggsitemunt in this town
sinz Fridy. Fridy- nite about 10.40 their wuz a
erthquak heer and boy-s! it wuz terrible. I tell ya,
Slim I was sleeping and dreemnin I wuz on a bote
and I woked up and sur-e nuf ef my bed wuzn't
80 THE CARIBBEAN.
just pitching A course I new it wuz a erthquak so
I run ta my ma's rum. I wuzn't scaird nor
nothing but I wanted to see ef she wuz awrite, ya
no. An' everybody wuz screemun and hollerin'
and tha ladeez wuz in the street wit there negle-
geez on and boys, my hart wuz jest palputatin.
I red in the papers and it says that Mr. Kerk-
patrik says their ain't gonna be no more earth-
quaks for a while anny way, ta bee on the safe
side I make spechul menchon in my praers uf
A4n' another thin Colon's getting to be a reglur
Chikago. Their wuzabigholdupp Mundymornin'
and it wuzn't nobudy's suspenders neither. Too
men what had sum glazzs on robbed bout a
thousand dollars from too other men in tha
street. It was brawd daylite to at 12 u'clok
and tha men hav run away and can't be fownd.
An tha grates eggsitemunt uf al--Mr. Sawyers
cum ta skule this morning' with a knew suite, an
I goz up ta him an' I sez, "Pincheez, Mr. Sawyers,
but frum tha luk uf his faz I guez he don't no
what "Pincheez" meens.
Ya no, Slim tha glea club I wuz tellin' ya bout
beefor; well they had there pikchurs took yestiday
and we wuz watching them and they sur did luk
The fleat haz gon. I wuz sitin in ma rum
today studin' my history and lukin awt tha
winda and I notised tha bay luked awful bare.
Then I remembud that it wuz cuz them I meen
those battle ships weren't their. They sur did
luk perty owt their. An' at nite wit all tha lites
on them, they luked like a big sity. An' thoz
salors were nize two they give me a cupla hats an
50c. Yeh, Slim, I luv ta see tha fleat cumin' in.
Are ya goin' to tha moveez tonite ta see Tom
Mix in the "Bucking Bronko." That's gonna be a
swell pitcher what I meen, I'm going.
Well, I hadda chanst ta show off my enteli-
gunz yestiday. Thoz inspekters which I wuz
tellin' ya abowt kum ta skule &: gived a inteli-
gunz test. They went rownd ta all the rumes &
choz sum kids. Well, when I seen them kumin
I put on a brite eggspreshun on ma fase &3 it wurked
'cauz they chaz me ta tak th~a test. In fact, they
chaz all tha br-ite kids, ya no.
Any way tha test wuz eezy. It asks ya, "Iz a
man alwaz, uzally, never or rarly shorter thun
hiz wif." Well Slim, I buleeve that ladeez like
ta mary men shorter than them so as then kin
boss em rownd so I sez, "M~en are alwaz shorter
than there wifes." That's won rite any way.
O yes, an another eezy wun waz this wun. "Iz
a boy uzully, never, alwaz or rarly more intelli-
junt then hiz Pa. That's eezy tha anser is
Thoz inspekturs mezured our skule and gave
us exams an there kuming back in a cupla weaks.
Wun of owr teachers wuz so eggsited thet she put
on a vary patryotik dres tha day they was sapozed
to kun all red &z white & blue striped. But they
never kame that day.
I hurd a gude joke yestiday. One guy--I
meen feller says to another, "Didja ever heer the
"'Ungarian Razzberries?" And the other wun
sez, "Yes, but that's eyebrow moozik ain't
it?" Funny izn't it, Slim.
I wuz reeding a "True Story" yestiday--Yeh,
my report card--an' boys! I wuz selabrating
too. It wuz vary patryotik! True brother, true.
I guez I'll haf ta put on ma best maners when I
tak that card home ta nite.
I lurned the rite way ta end a letter last weak.
I'll try it owt on yu.
Awateing for yure answer I remane
(Shorty fer short).
I wuz passing buy tha skule tha uther nite an'
I hurd a terribul rakett goin on inside. I wuz
thinking it mita ben burglurz so in I walks. Acorz,
I went vary quite-like so'z not ta dizterb thum an'
I peaped into wun rume and low an beehole I
saw a bunch uf Seenyors jumpin rownd yellun' an
making funy faces. A man wuz thare to wachin
them an' he wuz lafin. It wuz funy. So I
begin ta laf two.
I tryd and tryd ta think whut them wuz doin
but I kudn't imajin. Aftur about Is minutes I
suddenly remembud thet it must be that them wuz
praktising fer the Seenyor play. It sur iz gude
tho--an' funy--why they wuz almost dieing of
Wunpart iz spechically komical. Thiz ladee,
see, is funy. She eets sum kake an' al of a suden.
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Well I guez it wudn't be rite ta tell ya. That me I that I wuz at a fuinral. A4ll tha Senyors wuz
wud be spillin tha b~eens. But I jus adviz ya ta their. Tha gurls hed on wite drezzes an long
see that play, that's all, fases and tha boys the same. I meen they hed
The Fresheez are givin a big blow-out thiz long fases too but not wire drez.zes. They hed
Friday. At the Washingtun Hotell, two. Sum dark soots. An a bunch of mnen wuz sitting on
clazz fer the Freshees, sez I. the platfurm with tha Senyiors and they made
Well, Slim, I gotta mnemrize sum po'try fer suml speeches. E~vry budy luk~ed so solum anld
to-morrow. their wuz flowurs all around. I reely thout I wuz
"Undur that spreading cheznut tree, at a funrel.
Tha village smithee stands" Then wun man gave evry Senyor a big peece
I've ben memrizin that part fer 2o minutes. I of papur. Thiz iz a d-uplomo, my Mlom says.
gez I'll get thru in a cupla howrs. I'm no pote Thats wut they get fe~r going ta skule 12 years.
but I don't take mec vary long ta memrize things. Ef va ask me--I donl think itz worth it da y-u?
I'll be seeing ya, Going ta skule 12 yeers anl then git a peece of
SuoRTY-. papur with y.ur name on it. W'hen I have myr
Kiomensment, I'mn goin to get somthin good or
Deer Slim: I won't Kiommense. H-ow about yu? But thoz
Know more pensils, dum Seenyors looked so happy ta get that papur.
K~now more books, I guez they didunt expect nothing a tall.
Knowmor teeher sasy loks ell, anyway tha seramony wuz_ very impresuv.
Boys, I sur am glad skull is ovur at last. I got Tha only thing I didunt lik wuz that their wuzn't
permotid but, wud you buleeve it Slim, I didunt know rifr-eshmunts. Ef I'd a known that I
pass in spellin. The teecher says my spellin is udtagoe
atrochious. Wel, I like that! I no I don spel WVel, Slim, I gruez I won see ya agen til October.
evry word jes rite but enybudy kan undur-stan 'or
whut I rite, -yu kan, kant ya? But y-a kant argu
with a teecher.
I hed tha time uf my life las nite. I went ta P. S.--I'm still mad at that teecher fur flunkin
Komensmunt at the Wrashingtun H-otell. Buleeve me in spelin.
Piers at Cristobal
82 THE CARIBBEAN.
Carnival, Panama. Photo by~ T~ayne.
money to supply- herself with a magnificent
coronation costume, besides a float and other
costumes, which she will need. She is very much
fated by all the local clubs, and during those
four days is accorded great honor.
The principal streets of both towns are lavishly
decorated w~ith~ vivid banners and ornaments.
Every afternoon from five to seven, this thorough-
fare becomes the carnival boulevard. Cars and
trucks, decorated and filled with natives and
Americans, dancing, and singing those famo s
Panamanian carnival songs, parade up and doa n
these streets. Confetti and serpentine add a
fairy touch to the already picturesque scene.
About seven, every~on~e leaves the boulevard.
Soon it is quiet again. But about ten the Queen
and her court begin their round of the city. They
visit all the var-ious clubs where dances are being
held and it is not until early morning that the
streets of the cities are really- quiet.
Business goes on in the usual manner during
these days since it is not until the late afternoon
that the festivities really begin.
People who have lived here for any length of
time can realize, I think, just how much this
carnival means to the Panamanians. After these
four days of gay merry-making, they enter the
Lenten season with as much solemnity as the
gaiety with which they celebrated their carnival.
ifacis Thir/wa~cil 'jo.
Every year during the four days preceding
Lent, the Panamanians make "whoopee," as we
would say. During these days they: have their
Each year, carnival differs very: little from the
preceding one, and still the Panamanians
await the fiestas as if they were unexperienced
affairs. Americans, who have been residmng in
Panama many years, have grown to like carnival,
and often participate with as much fervor as the
In the two principal cities of the Isthmus, Colon
and Panama, the carnival is elaborately planned
and directed by the Jtunta, a board of influential
men who manage the fiestas. A Queen selected
by popular vote. Often the rivalry is very keen-
An interesting case occurred this year in Panama
City when the fathers of the twoleading candidates
decided to leave the outcome of the contest to the
Panamanian Lottery. If anl even number played,
one girl would winl and vice versa. In this way,
the affair was settled amicably, since everyone
stands by the lottery-
The Queen chooses a court of damans and
gentlemen. She is allowed a sufficient sum of
Waterfront Scene in Panama.
84F THE CARIBBEAN.
APPRECIATION OF JUDGES.
We deeply appreciate the kindness and interest
shown by Mrs. Skemp, Mr. Cunningham, and
Mrs. Hearne who acted as judges for the short
stories, and by Miss Jensen and Miss Wlold who
judged the poetry.
Fr~ances Days, 'yo.
The Staff Hop, given by THE CARIBBEAN staff,
was held at the Masonic Temple, Friday, the
r3th of December, r929.
The programs for this hop were white with a
large black 13 printed on them, emphasizing the
the fact that it was to be held on an unlucky
The hop was given with the main purpose of
making money for the publishing of the High
School Annual. Invitations wer-e issued to High
School students and their friends. Admission was
25 cents for ladies, and 50 cents for men.
There were several novelty dances. All the
dances on the program had ghost-like names,
such as "The Bat's Bump," "The Goblins
Celeste Clark entertained those present with a
T'he hall was decorated in yellow and black
crepe paper, and skeletons, and horseshoes were
hung about the hall to give a "spooky" at-
In spite of the fact that it was held on a sup-
posedly unlucky Friday, a large crowd was
present and enjoyed the music furnished by
THE SENIOR PARTY.
Evelyn Ganzmueller, '3o.
The Senior Party, which took place at the
Hotel Washington on November 5, was a very:
Welsh's Harmony Boys furnished real jazz
music, which, together with the fresh sea breeze,
made the dancing very enjoyable. The spot
dance was won by Pete WClardlaw and Tommy
Pescod. The prizes were dainty picture frames
for the girl, and a cigarette lighter for the boy.
The refreshments were greatly enjoyed by the
The Seniors proved themselves such excellent
hosts and hostesses, that the other classes will not
forget their last party.
"'The Gypsy Rover." The plot is of no impor-
tance, being of the usual musical comedy type.
In brief, the story is this: Rob, a young gypsy,
falls in love with Lady Constance Martendale,
whom he meets while she is riding through the
forest. Ladv Constance has been forced into anl
engagement with Lord Craven by her father, Sir
George M~artendale. After many difficulties, Rob
succeeds in arranging an elopement with Lady
Constance, but just as they are preparing to leave,
Rob is captured and thrown into prison from which
he soon escapes. In the meanwhile, Meg, the
young gypsy's foster mother, tells of Rob's real
parentage. He is the son of Sir Gilbert Howe.
WYhen a child, Rob had been stolen by his gypsy
nurse. Upon Sir Gilbert's death, all the property
and wealth had been willed to Lord Craven unless
the real heir to the fortune was found. Rob returns
to England and Lady Constance. Lord Craven
is done away with by providing him with a yearly.
The music of the play was as good as one finds
in many a professional production.
The title r81e was played by Frederick Kiroll.
His fmne tenor voice and his ability as a dramatic
actor made his r81e one of the best in the show.
Virginia Stevenson played the part of Lady
Constance, her beautiful voice added much to the
production. Sinfo and Marto, the two gypsy
comedians were very capably played by Garrett
Huff and Oscar Heilbron. The r81e of Nina, Sir
George Martendale's second daughter, was very-
well played by Eleanor Urwiler. Her attractive
voice was one of the high spots of the show.
The nonvocal parts were:
Mleg (Rob's foster mother).......... .GENEVIEVE OIROURKE
Zara (The belle of the gy.psy camp) .. ....NATALIE SAFFORD
Lord Craven. . .. . .. .. ... ..PERRY\ \ASHABAICCH
Sir George Marten dale. .. . .. .. ... .. .. . JAMES \YOOD
captain Jerome (English army officer) ..... .GARRETT Herr
Sir Toby Ly~on (A social butterfly). ......\VILLIAM K;EENAN
The whole production owes its success only to
Miss Florence Ertel's untiring efforts. Every
detail of the musical scores and of the dramatic
action shows the results of her able direction.
Not enough credit can be given to her for her
splendid work in planning and supervising this
THE SOPHOMORE PARTY.
h'Nl War-d/w, 'p.
The Sophomore partly, which was held at the
Strangers Club onl January 3d, seemed to be a
Dwyer's orchestra furnished the excellent dance
music during the evening. As is customary at
high school dances, one dance was designated as a
prize waltz. To the winners: Mavis Thirlwall
and Roger WTilliams, attractive prizes were
The programs were white, decorated with the
Canal Zone seal and with the names of the
Sophomore Class officers. The dances weregiven
The r-efreshments which were served through-
out the evening were enjoyed byr everyone.
Due credit must be given to those who aided
in planning this delightful party.
Mlaois Thiriw~al, ';o.
The last party of the year, the Freshmen party,
was given at the Hotel WIashington, Friday,
April 25th. Welsh's H-arm~on~y Boys, the popular
negro orchestra, played the latest "hits."
Two specialty numbers were given. Miss
Bobby Durham gave an excellent interpretation
of the "Break-Away." She made a bit with her
audience. Victor Melendez gave a solo specialty
dance which was the high spot of the evening.
He showed great talent.
Mary Curtis proved to be a lucky girl for she
won, with her partner, Tomi Pescod, the prize
fox-trot, and also the "spot" dance. Lovely
prizes were received.
The parents and members of the faculty who
attended, and the students, all agree that the
Freshies made a success of their party.
THE GYPSY ROVER.
Fr~ederick Kroll, 'y.
On March 21st, r 930, the Cristobal High School
Glee Club presented a three-act musical comedy,
86 THE CARIBBEAN.
very amusing, and Walter Wikingstad as Hamil-
ton, the chauffeur and butler of the Peytons, gave
a good performance.
The praise for the success of "The Lottery
Man" goes to Mr. Robert Noe, who directed this
play. For three years, Mr. Noe has produced for
C. H. S. very successful plays and "The Lottery
Man" is another to add to his list. He chose the
cast, directed the acting and stage effects of the
production, and was responsible for the great
applause with which the play was received. Not
enough thanks and credit can be given Mr. Noe,
who is always ready to spend his time producing
fine plays like "The Lottery Man" for C. H. S.
C. H. S. CARNIVAL.
Mauis Tlir/wal, '3o.
The annual Carnival of the Cristobal High
School, the proceeds of which go toward the
publication of THE CARIBBEAN, was held at Fort
De Lesseps on the night of February 21.
For at least a month before this event, prepara-
tions had been going on at school. Posters were
made, tickets distributed, side shows planned and
the actresses and actors in the Revue had much
praCticing to do. Some fortunate, or unfortunate
staff members attended school only one day of the
week preceding the 21st. The rest of the time
they spent working hard preparing the grounds.
At last the night came. The grounds were
filled with side shows, tents, the refreshment
stand, which was very popular throughout the
evening, several games of chance, and the contest
Among the features of the side shows were the
freak man, who ate glass and iron, and one who
ate bananas under water; the tattooed lady, the
skeleton lady, and the gypsy fortune teller, who
seemed able to bring looks of satisfaction or dis-
pleasure to the faces of those who left her tent.
The fishpond proved to be a very profitable one
for the fishermen, since they made good "catches"
in a few minutes,
The popularity contest was won by Miss
Margaret Mitchell, whose chief rival was Miss
The main attraction of the Carnival was, of
course, the Revue. This was worth the hearty
THE SENIOR PLAY.
"The Lottery Man."
.Macis hir/wall, 'so.
For several weeks before May! I placards
bearing this mysterious title, "The Lottery Man,"
were seen in every conspicuous place in town.
The mystified people soon learned that this was
the name of the play which was to be presented
by the Senior Class of C. H. S., at the Cristobal
Clubhouse, on May I5th and 16th.
The plot of "The Lottery Man," a very amusing
one, is this: Jack Wright, young newspaper man
offers himself to the women of America at $1 a
ticket. Just after this he falls in love with Helene,
a cousin of Foxey, Jack's rich college chum and
owner of the newspaper for which Jack works.
The comedy is brought in by Foxey's mother, Mrs.
Peyton, who is daily ageing herself in trying to
keep young, and by Lizzie, Mrs. Peyton's com-
panion, a thin, insignificant girl. Lizzie wins
Jack with a ticket she had stolen so she has to
give up her claims to him. She receives, however'
a large sum of money with which she builds a
home in the Bronx, while Helene turns out to be
"the lucky winner" after all.
Each character of "The Lottery Man" was well
selected and well played. The breezy young
hero was played by Fred Kroll. Fred has dis-
tinguished himself in former productions as a
great actor, and he hived up to his reputation in
his riile as Jack. His job was a difficult one, for
his role is the one on which the whole play rests.
Frances Days took the part of Helene, the
heroine. Her acting was excellent and she made
her charming character one of the most impor
tant in the play.
Foxey, Jack s chum, was played by Wilhiam
Newman. Wilhiam has always been called the
wittiest boy in school and he just transferred this
to the stage. His acting was most natural.
The difficult characters of the two mothers and
Lizzie were portrayed by Rae Bliss, Mrs. Wright;
D~ella Raymond, Mrs. Peyton; Eleanor Fitz-
gerald, Lizzie. Rae did splendid work in acting
the part of the sweet, gentle mother of Jack,
while D~ella and Eleanor, the comedy characters,
were the bit of the show.
Rita Joyce, cast as Hedwig, Mrs. Peyton's maid,
gave the audience a real Irish brogue that was
THE CA4RIBBEANh. 87
applause received from the audience. Among the
numbers were tap dances, song acts, a gypsy
chorus, a military- chorus, an~d an Egyptian dance,
all of which delighted the audience. The numbers
were all well given and the costumes were very
attractive. This Revue was planned and directed
by Mr. Robert Noe, whose kind efforts and co-
operation are greatly appreciated,
The main show ended at ten o'clock. The hall
was then cleared and the dancing began. The
Zonians furnished the music. At eleven o'clock
the door prize was given to the winner, Mr. Joseph
Corrigan, who received $2-50.
Owing to a very~ unfortunate circumstance, no
uniformed soldiers were allowed on the grounds,
and, consequently the crowd which attended the
Car-nival was only about one-half the size of the
crowd which had attended previously. In spite
of this drawback, the Carnival was a success.
THE SCHOOL, SURVEY.
(This article was written by a member of the
class of 1930J )
As the result of an idea of our enterprising
principal, Mr. Wlm. A. Sawyers, we have had the
good fortune to be visited by a Survey Committee
from the United States.
A year ago, when Congressman E. E. Denison,
from Illinois, was on the Isthmus, Mr. Sawyers
had a conference with him, during which he
mentioned that he thought a survey by a group of
well-known educators would greatly benefit our
school system. He suggested for this Dr. George
Strayer and Dr. N. L. Engelhardt, both professors
and recognized authorities in education and
school administration, in Teachers College of
Columbia Universityi, New Y'ork Cit-.
Congressman Denison took the matter up
with Congress. Soon afterwards, E10,000 was
appropriated by Congress for the organization of
a survey board, which would visit the Canal Zone
The committee left New Y'ork, March 18, '9370,
on the S. S. Anon2, and reached Cristobal, March
26. The survey lasted about three weeks.
In the course of their examination, the survey-
ors gave "achievement and intelligence tests" to
many of the pupils of our Canal Zone schools. Our
pupils were found to be from one-half to one full
grade in advance of the average pupils of the
States. Spelling and arithmetic tests showed
Canal Zone children a half-year ahead of the
pupils of the same grades and ages in the United
States. High school students also averaged high-
er than those in the U~nited States, and in social
studies the twelfth grade made an aver-age score
of 42, as compared with \12 for the average pupil
in the U'nited States.
The results of the tests given in Cristobal High
School were very gratifying. Elsie D~arley and
Mavis Thirlwall, both Seniors, received the high-
est averages of the school. Elsie Darley made a
score in English which is the highest ever made
by any student who has been given the test in the
United States by a Columbia University Survey
As a result of this survey, there will be, no
doubt, many improvements made in the Canal
Zone schools, both inz the courses of education
offered and in the school buildings themselves.
Already we feel the results in Cristobal High
School, for Trigonometry and Chemistry are to be
added to the list of courses for next year. Many
changes will take place, also, in the school build-
ings, if the recommendations of the survey board
are followed completely. It is expected that new
buildings will be built in the near future, and more
complete equipment added.
If the Canal Zone pupils showed such high
intelligence without all this equipment, what
height will they attain when they are given more
advantages? Parents of Canal Zone pupils
should feel highly satisfied with the schools here,
since it has been shown that the education their
children are receiving is as good as that offered in
the schools of the United States, if not better.
There was mutual satisfaction between the
Canal Zone teachers and the members of the com-
mittee. The former found the survey-ors very
agreeable and pleasant to work with, while the
latter considered our teachers above the average.
The surveyors all stated that they were well
pleased with Panama. In addition to their trips
fr-om Balboa to Cristobal, several side-trips were
taken to many of the places of interest which
Panama has to offer. A4 visit was made to Old
Panama, and another trip was arranged by M~r.
Sawyers to San Lorenzo. The committee left
Cristobal on the S. S. Cr-istobal, April 13, com-
pletely satisfied with the results of their work.
88 THE CARIBBEAN.
A complete report of the Survey Board will be
available in booklet form the first of July. Of the
27 experts of the survey committee, four are on
the regular faculty of Teachers College, Columbia
University, while the remaining are all experienced
educators who are working for advanced degrees
at Columbia University. The committee was
made up of the following:
Dr. N-. L. ENGELHARDT Mr. W. B. LONGMAN
Dr. W~. S. ELSBREE. Mr. W. B. FEATHERSTONE
Dr. CARTER ALEXANDER
Mr. R. L. HAMON
Mr. Gvu L. HILLSBEE
Mr. I. o. FRISWOLD
Mr. L. P. YOUNG
Mr. CHARLES F. REID
Mr. R. W. BELL
Mr. H. F. ALVES
Mr. C. K. MORSE
Mr. GRANT RAHN
Mr. J. H. Surra
Mr. FRED F. BEACH
Mr. V. C. NICKLAS
Mr. CALVIN F. DENGLER
Mr. H. C. WYSOuc
Mr. HARLEY Z. WOODEN
Mr. HENRY S. CvanIs
Mr. J. FLINT WALLER
Miss EVELYN HonowN
Miss HELEN THORP
Mr. J. E. SCHOTT
Miss RAE SANDERS
The Cristobal High School Debating Club has
been organized for only two years, and as yet has
not attracted much attention among the pupils.
Meetings are held once a month in school hours,
during the last two periods of the day. The
debates are between members of the club, for as
yet there have been no interscholastic debates.
Mlis Kimbro is adviser to the Club. The other
officers are: Evelyn Ganzmueller, President; Vir-
ginia Stevenson, Vice-President; Celeste Clark,
Secretary and Treasurer; and Carlos Rankin,
Chairman of Program Committee.
Since the idea is rather new with us, and the
membership is not too large, much is to be hoped
for in the future.
Carlos Rankin, p.
90 THE CARIBBEAN.
High School Glee Club.
THE CRISTOBAL HIGH SCHOOL GLEE
CLUB AND ORCHESTRA.
Eleanor Reinhold, 'p.
The outstanding event of the school year for the
Glee Club and Orchestra, was the production of a
well known operetta "The Gypsy Rover." It
was a great success and the Glee Club students and
orchestra were highly complimented on their
splendid work. Miss Ertel, who directed the
play, deserves a great deal of credit for producing
such a finished performance.
Three times a week from 1.20 to 2.10 o'clock,
the High School Glee Club meets. Students
hear "blue" notes and true notes during this
music period. On Monday the boys meet;
Tuesday the girls meet; and Wednesday, a com-
bination class of boys and girls meet.
Miss Florence Ertel is the instructress. To
sponsor the Glee Club, one must be especially
patient, and much credit must be given to Miss
Ertel mn that respect.
The Glee Club is not very large, having twice
as many girls as boys. WTell-known composers
are studied and their compositions sung.
The High School Orchestra meets once a week
on Tuesday, from 3 to 5 o'clock.
THE CARIBBEAN. 9T
Hligh Sc~ooll Orcle lra.l
CRISTOBAL HIGH SCHOOL SONG.
(Tune: LEt thZ Rest ofi th~ WIoI~rldGo By.)
We've come to sing the praise,
A4 hearty cheer to raise,
For the school we love so dear'
Our own Cristobal High.
WTe'll honor her name,
Increase her fame,
Through passing years 'twill be the same,
The best on the Zone.
She's second to none,
We're glad to claim her for our own,
Our v-ery own.
O, yes, we've found her- the best,
North, East, South, or Wezst.
She's our own school--
That's w~hat they- all sa\!
WThat do they- all sa\-?
Best L~ooking Boy. .. .. .. .. . .. RICHARD \\OOD (Junior). Queen of the Calrnival. . .MARGARET MITCHELL (JunlOr).
Most Populalr Bo . .. .. .... . ... THOMAS PESCOD, (unior). Best Looking Girl. .... .. .. VIOLET RANDALL (FreShman).
Wletiest Student...... .WuILLIAM "Frrrv".Y) NEWMAN (Senior). Most Popular Girl...........PETE WARDLAW (Sophomore).
THE CARIBBEAN\. 93~
L-_l L~P~a ~V~IIU-~
Our second y-ear of soccer b~all was not
very- successful although malny new faces
were seen on our team.
On the 24th of November, Balboa. de-
feated Cristobal in their first game of the
interscholastic series. T`he score of 10-3
proves thalt it wans an uninlterestring game.
No sooner had Cristobal kicked~t ot1
than Balboa scored the first goal. The
scoring increased as the game went on
and at the end of the first half Balboa had
scored seven goals to Cristoba;l's two.
In the second hallf, Ballboa scored three
more goals, mak11ing9 a grandli rtlf3 of 10.
Near the end of the gamne, Cristobal's
forward, by passing and dribbling, scored
h1. Dew and Salterio brothers weres the
stars of the gaume, scoring goalls a~t will.
On the defensive Hele and Booth prov~ed
too strong for our forwards.
Cristobal did not have any- stars, but
the good playing of A\rnesen, Pescod, and
Conkling saved Cristabal from a blank.
On the 31st of November, Cristobal
High School defeated Balboa High School
in their second game of the interscholastic
soccer ball series at Cristobal. The score
was 3 to 2.
The first half started with the grrounds
somewhat wer. A-t the sound of the
whistle, the game started. Both teas
showed marvelous pass-worki andi coi-
bination in the early- part of this half
Nearing the latter part of the half, Cris
tobal came through with the first goal of
the game. After some minutes of play
the whistle ended the first half.
Cristobal came back strong in the last
half and scored twice in succession. In
Il~oprs' Pltbletic .,
Thomal~s Pescodt, p.
this half, Cristobal wa~s ahowhing Ballboa
their abilit to pass as wetll aIs score.
Nearing the endl of the game, Cristobal
showedrl signs of weake~ning, wvhenl Balboa
surprised the crowdi by scoring twice.
T`he game ended with the score 3-2 in
favor of Cristobal.
Cristobal played aI much better game
than Balboa. There wans no indiividiual
;play-ing in this game, but much credit
should be griven, to our goatlkeeper,
Balboa won the last and deciding game
by the score of (-2.
During the first five minutes of play- it
started to rain, making the field some-
what wet. This rain andi mudl did not
trouble Balboa's players as they- scored
three goals before the first half eniedl. In
this half Dewv wa;s responsible for two of
these noals andi De La; Pena scoredl the
The second half found Cristabal fight.
Sing for the ball near the Balboa goal,
Arnesen made good his opportunit)- to
k~ick and scorred. A little Ilaer T.Pescod
found the goal for another tally. Cris-
robal seemedi to weaken near the endi of
this half when Balbon scored twice, one
by- Solterio andl the others one by- Hele.
The game endedi with the score E-1 in
favor of Balboa, thereby- givingr them the
penlnant for the second y-ear.
Tlhe line uip in all three gameiis w-as is
J. M\itter, Goalkieeper
J. Booth, F~ullbalck
H. Jones, Fullback
SJ. Salterio, C. Ha~lfback
B. Alichal~] elsen R. HaIlllfback
lY. Hele, C. F~orwanrd
J. Sa~lterio, R. Forwanrdi-- goal
S. Fields, L. Forwardnc
11. Dew, L. F~orwanr-rd I oall
11. De La Pe~na, R. F~orward:r
E. Conkling, Goalkeepecr
lY. W\ikingstad, R. Fullback
R. W\ood, L. Fullback
T. Pescodl, C. Halibackl;-I goal
K. 11aurer, L.. Halback;
C. Rankin, R. Haliback
O. Arnese~n, C. Forwanrdi-r goal
C. Pescondlc, I.. Forwarl-- I goal
T. Rankin, R. Forwardr
S1. 11archosky,, R. Forw~ard
R. W~ikingstadi, L. F~orwa;rd
A\ new~ sp'rt was introdiuced to inter-
scholastic activities, that being handball.
Ba~lboal defeatedl Cristobal on th~e Izth
of April by- the scored of three single~ games
andi one double to Cristabanl's one double.
F~irt sing/es game..
r. -H. Jones 21
T. Pescoi I--
2.H. Jones 21
T. Pescad 18
In this game, T. Pescodi hadi the gamel
on ice, but Jones' placement tiredl hlim ou1t,
causing him to lose in the endl.
Second sjingles gamer.
I.-W. ele 2
2.-W\. Hele 21
T. MIurphy 4
94r THE CARIBBEAN.
Hele w~as too strong for Murphy who
was unable to return without losing the
Thrird sinrgles game.
I.-A~. Hele 21
R. W\ikingstad to
R. W`ikingstad to
R. Wijking~stad is not a "singles" player
but he is al"doubles." Hele was victo-
rious because of his fine placement and
W`ikingstad's poor returns.
First dourbles game.
I.-W\~. and A. Hele 21
T. Murphy and M. Wheeler 20
2.-W7~. alnd A. Hele 21
T. M~urphy- and M4. Wheeler IT
The first game was a see-saw affair from
the first. It was very hard to choose the
winner. In the second game, Balboa
came from the rear to win by a slight mar-
Second dobl~es game.
I.--T. Rankiin and E. Conklinlg 21
H. Jones and Kialeb II
2.-H. Jolnes and Kanleb 21
T. Rankin and E. Conkling 10
3.-T. Rankin and E. Conk~ling 21
H. Jones and Kaleb 16
The last doubles game proved to be the
best one. Conkling's placement and TI.
Rankin's fine returns won the game for
Cristobal. In the second game, Cristobal
seemed to have lost interest and was de-
featedf by\ Jones and Kialeb. The third
game saw Cristobal come from the rear to
win the deciding game. Conkling again
displayedf his atbility to place.
Five records sanki in the wake of natant
speeers artt the Balboa swimming pool on
the 26,th Of Aipril, when Balboa High
School swimnming tealm swamped Cris-
tobal Hirh School teatm byi the score of
44-3 The girls were also defeated by the
score of So 9.
Wa;lston andi Brewerton, two of Bal-
boa's outstalnding stars, were responsible
for two new record~s.
In the loo-!ardl free style event,
Wanlstorn trariledl his pa;rtner HumphrcY
for 90 yanrds, b~ut nea:ring: the finish W'al-
ston addedc~ more power to finish by
about six inches aheld.
In the 200-yard race Grant, of Balboa,
was going like a motor boat for eight laps>
but 20 yards from the finish line, Brewer-
ton crept up bit by bit finishing a few feet
ahead of Grant.
Wood and Schwinderman also crashed
into falmedom by shattering the old
records in the backstroke and the breast-
stroke event, and Balboa's relay team,
consisting of Wood, Grant, Humphrey's,
and W'alston, went the 176 yards in I
minute 28 4 5 seconds to establish a
record, at the same time defeating Cris-
tobal's relay team-
Among the girls, Fern Kyleber made a
great exhibition of how one should dive.
She defeated the best divers from Cris-
tobal and collected a grand total of 89
The results were as follows:
Boys 2zo-vard Swoim.
2. Westendorf (B. H. S.).
3. Jones (B. H. S.).
Girls So-yard Breaststroke.
I. R. Quinn (B. H. S.). Time, 42 r/5
2. E. Van Clief (B. H. S.).
3. Hall (C. H. S.).
Boys So-yard Backstroke.
r. Wood (B. H. S.). Time 31 seconds.
2. Kroll (C. H. S.).
3. Jones (B. H. S.).
Girls So-yard Backstroke.
r. J. Halderman (B. H. S.).
2. E. Van Clief (B. H. S.).
3. V. Stevenson (C. H. S.).
Boys Relay Race.
Won by Balboa Team. Time I min-
ute, 28 4/5 seconds. Wood, Grant,
Humphreys, and WTalston.
Girls Relay Race.
Won by Balboa Team. Time I min-
ute, So seconds. K. Conord, S. Pyle,
R. Quinn, and J. Halderman.
Boy~s Fancy Diving.
I. H. Brewerton (B. H. S.).
2. B. Turner (C. H. S.).
3. B. Hackett (C. H. S.).
Girls Fancy Diving.
I. Brewerton (B. H. S.)
minutes, 33 seconds.
2. Grant (B. H. S.).
3. Kroll (C. H. S.)
Girls jo-yard Swrmj.
I. Kathleen Conord (B. H. S.).
2. W5ood (B. H. S.).
3. Bliss (C. H. S).
Boys So-yard Swim.
r. Wa'lston (B. H. S.). Time 24 sec-
2. Wood (B. H. S.)
3. Mundtberg (C. H. S.)
Boys soo-yard Swim.
I. Walston (B. H. S.) Time 59 2/3
2. Humphreys (B. H. S.).
3. Grant (B. H. S.).
Girls loo-vardn Swim.
Fern Kyleber (B. H. S.)
Rita Quinn (B. H. S.).
Sara Py~le (B. H. S.).
A4s is the custom a series of three games
were scheduled between the Cristabal and
Balboa High Schools. However, since
Balboa won the first two games by a close
score, the third game was not necessary-.
The contests this year in baseball were
-xceptionally good; each team displaying
much ability and skill in this major sport.
The box-scores of the two games are as
I. Kanthleen Conord (B.H. S.).
2. Sarah Prie (B. H. S.).
Boy~s o-.vard Brealsctsoke.
1. Schwinderman (B. H. S.). Time,