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CRISTOBAL HIGH SCHOOL
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2 THE CARIBBEAN
The Staff of 1931 have had an un-
usual.number of difficulties in produc-
ing this year's CARIBBEAN. Neverthe-
less, we are proud to present the re-
suit of our efforts to the student body,
the faculty, and the general public.
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TOL. XIV. CRISTOBAL. CANAL ZONE No.
PUBLISHED BY THE CRISTOBAL HI }H SCHOOL
Our Canal Zone School Officials
Class Histor ...
TABLE OF CONTENTS
7 School Activities
9 School Notes
i E, the Senior Class of 1931 dedicate this
edition of the "Caribbean" to the one
who has been beside us with inspiring
leadership for the four years of our High
MISS MARY ELIZABETH MOORE.
CRISTOBAL HIGH SCHOOL.
Carlo., Rankti, 1.
Away down here on a little neck of land stands
Cristobal High School. It faces the Caribbean
Sea, and has its back to the Pacific Ocean: on its
left and right stretch two vast continents: it is
in Panama, the hinge of the western he-nisphere.
Many, many years ago tvo oceans rolled away
and this little strip of land can-e up and first bared
its shells and marsh to the tropic sun. Then came
its ninr als and Indians, the 2,panie.r's, the French,
and finally the Americans, who fulfilled the
enorn-ous task of :_ aki:ig "the big ditch." and
letting the two oceans run together again. The
land was divided and the a.orld united.
With the Americans came Cristolal High
School, and since it was completed. it has faith-
fully turned out its stu,'ents to perform their
duties along with the rest of the worl.. C. H. S.
students are essentially the san e as thi.se of any
other :ountry. Others boast of the oak and the
pine, but can we forget the palmi and coconut
trees? When another is walking thr ugh snow,
we are being rained on, and walk thnru-gh puddles
of water. While others are picking apples and
peaches, we climb mango trees, cut do,.n bunches
of bananas, and shake papaya anc' guayab1a trees.
But in many things we are unique: nowhere else
in the world does the sea display its colors as it
does down here; nowhere is the sun as bright or
the moon as perfect. Do the trees anywhere else
act as much like Hula dancers as our coconut
trees in a strong wind? Does any other place
bring together so many foreign people, customs,
and languages as we c'o? Ships from every corner
of the globe pass through here, bringing everything
from commercial products to distinguished tra-
vellers. Theatrical companies, circuses, and per-
formers of all kinds pass here and give exhibitions.
We get the latest news, down to the last detail,
from everywhere. Yes, our lot is "the sum of
earthly bliss." We feel the influences of people
everywhere on the rnap: so you can lay your hand
on the pulse of the world in Panama.
Through it all. Cristobal High School, like the
Panama Canal, raises its ships from one level to
another, finally letting them down where they
have an altogether different view than when they
began the transit. Wherever they go, they never
forget Cristobal High School standing far down by
the shores of the Caribbean, through rain, wind,
and sun: combining at the same time both the
wild spirit of the tropics and the firm ideal of the
6 THE CARIBBEAN
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.i ss us^^^^
Col. HARRY BURGESS, U. S. Army,
Governor, The Panama Canal
aii,- hI.N M. WILLIAMS.
SSc/hol .Irlci'i.e-Superintendent of Canal Zone Schools
l/,ticol,,-i-Statieshl)oro High School. Statesb,)ro. Ga.
1911-1915 Mercer University (A.B.)
1919 Teacher's College. Columbia University (A.M.)
SDa oJ n,',le'1/1.,r,i 'ic o1n C'anl /Zome-Feb. 2. 1Q920.
XVame-V. H. BAxRKIe.
School .Icli,.ilc.,-AsrIs stant Sulerintei-ldent of Schools.
( Junior and Senior High).
Edl'ca!oti-Lebanon HIigh School, Leibanon, Mo.
N. E. Mlissouri State Teacher's College (B S.)
Columbia University (A.M.)
Dale" c l' i 'in' ci. on' C malt Zom- Sept, 7, 1927.
V;ai,'Fe-EVERET B. SACKETT.
T17le--Director of Research.
EdIi,,,allio,-Gradiuated 1919 from Normal High School,
1919-1925-Hamline Unliversitv, St. Paul, )linn.
1925-Unixversity of )Minnesota, Degree-M.A.
1927-1928 Teachers College. Cf,1umbia University.
SFaternitlie. --Social, Eta Phi, Professional, Fhi Delta
Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi.
8 THE CARIBBEAN
Name oj Teacher-WILLIA.M A. SAWYERS.
School Acti,'ilie --Principal.'
Education-Westerly High School, Westerly, Rhode Island.
1915-1919 Bates College, Lewiston, Maine (B.S.)
1924-1925 Columbia University (M.A.)
Date oj Enleringl Cristobal High School-September 7, 1927.
Favorite Expre.sion-"We'll see."
Center Carlos B. Rankin, '51. Editor.
Lower left Miss Mary E. Moore. Sa/j .Il'i*or.
Lower right Miss Gladys Kimbro. Sta!f Spon'Ior.
North Burton Hackett, '31. .rt Editor.
N.N.E. Junior Forsstrom, '32. ...,'. Bu.,,mee. -.lJI/r
N.E. Velma Hall, '31. Girls Sporl,.
E.N.E. Randolph Wikingstad, '32. t.li.lant Editor.
East Edward Conkling, '31. BoyA Sport...
E.S.E. Celeste Clarke, '31. Exchange Edilor.
N.N.W. Harry Egolf, '32.
S.E. Eleanor Reinhold. '53.
S.S.E. lMarion E. Neely, '31.
South Raymond Will. '31.
S.S.W. Richard Wood, '31
S.W. Beverly Dunn. '31.
W.S.W. Anna Ryan, '31.
West Ben Williams. '31.
W.N.W. Clara Frisk, '31.
N.W. Jack P. Kelly, '31.
.s'ij/tant Circulation .Janaqer
Li" 11 ,,
12 THE CARIBBEAN
.ame of Teacher-LILLIAN GRACE BEATA GUSTAFSON.
Subject, Taught-Assistant Principal.
School rctivihte.,-Attendance recorder.
Education--Lake View High School, Chicago, Ill.
1913-1915 Northern Illinois Teachers College.
1925 University of Ohio.
1926 Teachers College, Columbia University.
1930 Chicago University (Summer).
Date of Enteritig Crietobal Hiqh School-October 1, 1923.
Favorite Expre,,,sion-"Tardy cr absent?"
amre of Teacher-ROGER C. HACKETT.
Subjec.r Taught-History, Civics, Economics, Commercial
School Iclioitie,-Sponsor of Freshman Class. Coach of
Education--1915-1919 Central High School, Evansville,
1919-1923 Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
1923-1924 Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Date of Enlering Crildobal High School-October 1, 1930.
Favorite Expre.xsion-"That's it exactly."
Name oJ Teacher-MARY ELIZABETH IMOORE.
Subject.r Taught-Latin, French and Spanish.
School ,IctiVities-Sponsor for Senior Class, Staff Sponsor.
Educalion-Washington High School, Washington, Pa.
1920-1923 University of West Virginia (A.B.)
1919-1920 Wooster College.
1930 Columbia University (Summer)
Date of Entering Crisrlobal High School-October 1, 1925.
Favorite Exprejsion--"I've done my best."
iName j ;ieacher-- E. PHYLLIS SP'-NCER.
Sui)j'ctl Tlzu/qh/--Spanish. French. English.
School eti,itic..-- Spanish Club, Freshman Dramatic.
Sponsor; Freshman Advisor.
EIducalion--1921--B.A. Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa,
1924 -M.A. State Universitv of lowa. Iowa.
1925-Diploma de Suficiencia, Aladrid, Spain.
Associate Prof. Romance Languages-Coe College.
Date Entered, i'n Critloabal Hi/ School-Oct. 1, 1950.
Fl .orli Exprex..io',t-"Debe tener vergiienza.
AName 4/ Tecer-- FREDERICK I. CK
,ubljccl.r Taulght-Commercial Arithmetic and Geography.
Solid Geometry and Algebra.
School .Ichi'itie,c-Sponsor for Sophomores.
Elatl,,io-- Calmar High School, Calmar. Iowa.
State University of Iowa (B.A.)
DaIe of Enterinli CLri'lobal HitIh School--October 1, 1928.
o,',,ril.e Epre.'.,ionl-"What are you doing in here?"
Name of Teacher--HEi-EN I. PATTERSON.
Subieclh Tau./,lt-Shorthand, Typewriting, Bookkeeping.
School .Iti,'it'.ile.-Junior Class Advisor, .Manager of School
Funds, Sponsor of "O.G.A." Club. Secretary of At-
lantic Side Teachers' Federation.
Educalion--Montana State College, Bozeman. .Montana.
B.S. Degree Chouteau County High School, Fort
Date Entered i'n CrL,,tobal HJih School--March 27, 1930.
Favorite Expre.srio,, -"Cet to work now!"
AName of Teacher-GLADYS M. KInBRO.
School lctivitier--Debating Club, Literary Sponsor.
Educahton-Chickasha High School, Chickasha, Oklahoma.
1916 Oklahoma College for Women (A.B.)
1924 University of Oklahoma (M.A.)
Dale of Enterinqg Cristobal High School-October 1, 1929.
Favorite Exprexrnion-"Put something in it and you'll get
something out of it!"
\,ame of/ Teacher-KENNETH IW. VINTON.
Subject, Taughi-Science, Chemistry, Physics.
School ctiviticf-Basketball Coach.
Educahtion-Fond du Lac High School, Fond du Lac,
1920-1924 Ripon College, Ripon, Wisconsin (A.B.)
1929-1950 University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.
Dat, of Entering CriL'obal High School-October 1, 1930.
Faorite Expression-"Get paper and pencil ready."
Name--BLANCHE S. ANDERSON.
Subject Taught--Household Arts, English.
Education-St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn. (B.A.)
Summer School, University of Minnesota.
Graduate Dietitian, Stanford University Hospital.
Favorite Expresion--"Get me a banana."
.Vame of Teacher-Jo, N. \McDo sALD.
i Subhjecr. Taughl--Art.
EdcaloIn Kansas State Teacher's College (B.S.i
Teacher's College, Columbia University (A.I.)
Dale a/ Enterimy Critbt al b Hiih School- O()ctober 1, 19.0.
Far,,ite Expre.., io, -"Now, we'll make a poster'
Nlne of Teacher-LAWRENCE JOHNSON.
Sulijec, Tauht Algebra, Mechanical Drawing. Manual
School .icti,'ilie.-Director of High School Athletics, Ad-
visor of Boys Athletic Association, Baseball Coach,
President Atlantic Chapter. American Federation of
Education-High School, Grafton, North Dakota Col-
lege, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks,
North Dakota State Teachers College, Valley City,
North Dakota. University of Washington, Seattle,
Date Entered in (Crilobal Hi.hi School-October 1, 1930.
Faorie Expre.a,,on--"Cut out your whistling."
Vame of Teacher-\MILDRED) LIENORE EiLNER.
Subject Tautaht-- lusic.
School .cli,.itie.r-Orchestra, Boys and Girls Glee Club
Education-High School, Moorhead. ,linnesma.
Graduate Piano, Fargo College. Fargo. North D, -
kota, (B. M.) Graduate Public School of Music,
Fargo College, Drake University, Des Moines.
Ioxwa, Graduate work in Drake UniversitS 1924.
Date qo Enterig Cri.lobal High Schoaol-- October 1. 1930.
Favorite E'.pre,,'ionI--" have had seven classes already,
/ I and I'm not tired -'et "
16 THE CARIBBEAN
Name of Teacher-BARBARA BAILEY.
School Activitie,r-Girls' Coach.
Education-Recreation Training School, Chicago, Ill.
Favorite Expresxion-"Come on, girls, we want to beat
Xame of Teacher-VICTOR E. SELLER.
School .ctiidlie.r-Director of Physical Activities.
Education-1923-25 University of California.
Date oJ Enterinig Serice on Canal Zone-May 18, 1926.
FI'a.,i'e. Expre.,iieTci-"Don't horse around."
Name of Teacher-ROBERT GEORGE NOE.
Education-Young High School, Knoxville, Tennessee.
Date of Entering Service on Canal Zone-December, 1924.
Favorite Expression-"Now-get the idea?"
18 THE CARIBBEAN
"The hand that follows intellect can achieve."
Vame of Stludent-CARLOS BOGART RANKIN.
SBirthplace-Ancon, Canal Zone.
Date of Birth-July 4, 1913.
School Acticitee.-Class President 1, 2, 3, 4; Debating
Club 2; Chairman 3, President 4; Soccer 3, 4; Track 4;
Swimming 3, 4; Assistant Editor Caribbean 3, Edi-
tor-in-chief 4; Carnival 4; Neptune Club Secretary
3, 4; Debating team 3, 4; Spanish Club 4; "Jonesy" 4.
Ho' we know them--"Carlos."
Parhine-Reading and swimming.
"Jolly good natured, full of fun.
If you Nant a real friend, here is one."
NVame oJ S11tudent-VELiMA IRENE HALL.
D)ate o Birh-J-lanuary 14, 1914.
School ActiAlies-. President G.A.A. 4; Vice President
Senior Class 4; Carnival 4; Sports Writer for Carib-
bean 4; Librarian 4; Supper Club 4; "Jonesy" 4;
Volley Ball 4; Baskliet Ball 4; Baseball 4; Tennis 4;
Ho... ..e know,, thenm-"Hall."
LC/.F, ,catlo,n-G\ym. Teacher.
"Reason is not measured by size nor by height, but
I y principle.'
Name of Student-RurTH MIARIE DURVAL.
Date of Birth-December 1. 1914.
School .cthi,itieS--Supper Club 2; Carnival 4; Sec. of
Class 4; Office Girl 4: O.G.A. 4;: Jonesy 4; Operetta 3, 4.
How' we know them -"Ruthie.'
Chosen l ocalion-Private Secretary.
THE CARIBBEAN 19
"Her smile makes sunshine in shady places."
Name of Sladenlt-, ARIO, E NI.I OR NEEL).
Date of Birth-Octol;er 28, 1912.
School Jctiitic.,-Supper Club 1. 2. 35, 4; Vice-President 3;
Neptune Club 3. 4; Debating Club (Librarian) 4:
Class Treas. 4; Star & Herald Reporter 4; Carnival 4;
O.G.A. 4; G.A.A. 5, 4: Secretary 3; Literary Editoi
Caribbean 4; Secretary and Treasurer 4: Cheer
leader 4; Tennis 4; Swimming 2, 3, 4; "Jonesy" 4;
Volley Ball 3, 4; Operetta 4.
How we know tlhem--"Neely."
Choren Vocathon-Secretary and Journalist.
Pa.rtimne-Going places and seeing things.
"Hang sorrow. care'll kill a cat;
Therefore, lets' be merry."
.Vame oj Stdent--To:i PEsco n.
Dale of Birt'--Sept. 12, 1911.
School .clh'iitjie.-Track 4: B.A.A. 1,2,3; Carnival 4;
Baseball 18.104.22.168; Basketball 1,2,3.4; Soccerball
1.2,3,4; Handball 3,4; Tennis 4; Swimming 2; Bowl-
ing 1.4: "Jonesy" 4.
How we kno w them-"Tommy."
Cho.,en Tocai'on -Physical Director.
"Speak but little and Nwell,
If you would be esteemed a man of merit."
Vame of Student--XVur.Ls n C. BAiLeY.
Birthplace-Cristobdl, Canal Zone.
Date of iL ,', \o.,.i 28. 1912.
School .lcthicitie,-President Orchestra Club 4: Ope.etta
3, 4; Orchestra 2, 3, 4; Chemistry Bros. 4; Track 2:
Swimming 2; Carnival 2. 3 4;
How we know themn-" Bill."
"An honest man's the noblest work of God."
Name of Student-ERNEST E. BERGER.
Date cf Birth-November 3, 1913.
School .ctcllitie,j-Orchestra 2, 3 and 4; Swimming 4; Car-
nival 2 and 4.
How' we know themI-"Ernie."
Choren T Vcation-Civil Engineer.
"A smile for all, a welcome glad,
A jovial, coaxing way she had."
.ane of SludenIt-MARY CELESTE CLARKE.
Birthplace-St. Joseph, Missouri.
Date of Birth-November 20, 1911.
School .Ictlivitie.-Debating team 2, 3, 4: Secretary and
Treas. 2, 3, 4; Cheerleader 3, 4; Exchange Editor,
Caribbean 4; Carnival 3, 4; O.G.A. 4; Volley Ball
Team 3; Captain 4; Basketball 4; Junior Set Eenefit 2.
How 'we know then-Heavsen."
Cho.ren 'ocation-Physical Director.
Pastimne-Dancing and Swimming.
"His heart is as far from fraud as heaven from earth."
Name of StudeInt-CRAWFORD J. CAMPBELL.
Birthplace-Cooperstown, N. 1.
Date of Birth-December. 15, 1913.
School .clivitiea-Tennis 4; Debating Club 4; Swimming
4; Spanish Club 4; Neptune Club 4; Orchestra 4.
Ho', we know lhem--"Quart."
"A true friend and a real sport
Al ,n / Sltd'nl L-E-R .\iV.\R PA.UI CONK'.IN' ;
Bir,/lhplatce-Ancon, Canal Zone.
Dale ,j Birlh-IJinuary 7, 1914.
School /l,/ici S inSwimming 3,4; Basketball 2, 5. 4: Base
hall 2, 3. 4; Handhall 5. 4; Soccer 2. 3, 4: Neptunot
Club 3, 4: Carnival 2, 3. 4: BA.A. 2. 3, 4: ().( A 4.
Extra 4; Jonesy 4; 4.
How ttwe know themn-"Conk."
LCho1,t'n I o'alio,/ n-Physical Director
"It is good to lengthen to the last a sunny mood."
Name of StudientIl- ARGA.RT M 111-DRItE DI).\v.i
Dale of Birth-September 19, 1915.
School .cti/,,ilier-G.A.A 53. 4; O.GA 4; Carnival 4;
Vice-President Spanish Club 3, 4; Vice-President
Supper Club 3, President 4.
IHow we know, them-' M1 i
Chosen Vocation-Private Secretary.
"1Iy book and heart must never part."
Armte o/ Student-VINNI: EliSoN
Dale oj Bi//h-April 10, 1914.
School .cl'iit;'.,is-Spanish Cluit, Carnival Committee -4
H,( c '. .e -,know' them- "ee."
22 THE CARIBBEAN
"We grant although he had much wit,
he was very shy at using it."
Name of Student-RUSSELL ELWELL.
Birthplace-Elizabeth, New Jersey.
Date oj Birth- March 12. 1913.
School Actiities-Orchestra 3, 4: Carnival 4.
How we know them-"Russy."
"He is a man, take him all for all."
Vamne oj Student-FABIAN ENGLANDER.
Birthplace-Colon, Republic of Panama.
Date oj Birth-June 10, 1913.
School Acliodiiiei-Carnival 1, 2, 3, 4; Debating Club 4;
How we know them,-"Fabian."
Chosoen Vocation-High Finance.
Pastimne-Tennis and Reading.
"Her actions were modest and her words discreet."
Name oj Student-CLARA ELIZABETH FRISK.
Birthplace-Blenheim, Ontario, Canada.
Date oj Birth-December 8, 1912.
School .tcliviliej-VicePresident O.G.A.4: Typist Carib-
bean 4; G.A.A. 4;
How we know them-"Hicky".
Chosen l ocation-Stenographer.
"W1hose little hmlvy h-Jded a mighty mIiiul
Valance i/ Slde/ii/- BI I'I I. H ACKI' ri I R
Bir/iplaci A\nion, Cinl Zone.
Dale 1l/ Birth- Iuly 9, 1912.
,7>hool/ .li /ili.,--Sv inn ii 2. 3. 4: SOITcc 3, !; E\tria ;
Caribbliean Staffi -. 4; Neptune Clulb 2. 5 4; C.aniiil
1. 2. .5, 4; B.A.A. 1. 5. 4; Chel mistry 'ii s. 4.
NHow we ko./ them --"Chu[by."
Cihoi,,n I ',i.,/io.i-D raftsmain.
PaIi/me- Swnimnming and l)iving.
"Speech is great: but silence is greater.
AValr--PARKIER P. HANNA.
Birlhplace-, Hancock Point, Maine.
Dale of Bir h--October 21, 1915.
School .lclii ie.r- B. A. A. 4.
Cho/wen I' oration-Aviation Mechanic.
,How we know i thiii em/ -Park.
"A merry heart maketh a cheerful Comiitc ,nL mc.
X7nme 0o/ Slu Ye,i'/- iN P.I .'RC KI-:I Iv.
Bir'ihp/,i'e-San Francisco, California.
Date of Birth-Septeml.er 2S. 1914.
School ,5./cl//i/e,.- B. A.A. 5, 4; Carnival .5!: l)h 1 ina
5, 4: "|Jones"" 4; CIheerleader 4; folc Iit i .
IIo,,' ie,' kno,' /Ihem -" P."
Cho.e,i I a'oan-Army Ofticer.
Pa/diiIe-Daicing and s\\ immin.
. N N...am>
24 THE CARIBBEAN
"With a smile on her lips
And a gleam in her eye."
Name of Student-MARIA KLEEFKENS.
Birthplace-Hoboken, New Jersey.
Date of Birth-October 1, 1912.
School 1cliodties-Carnival 4; O.G.A. 4; G.A.A. 4; Swim-
How we know them-"Marie".
Padimne--Writing to N.J. and swimming.
"He will succeed for he believes all he says."
Vame of Student-DEMETRA I. LEWIS.
Date of Birth-February 10, 1913.
School Actiilies-Carnival 4; "Jonesy" 4; B.A.A. 4.
How we know them--By his walk.
"The secret of success is constancy to purpose."
NVame of Student--PERCIVAL A. LYEW.
Date of Birth-October 20, 1912.
School lctivitiej--Boy's Glee Club 2; Orchestra 3; Span-
ish Club 4; Carnival 1, 2; 4; B.A.A. 2,3,4.
How we know them--"Percy."
"All his faults are such that one loves him the better
.Vamne of Stu/ent-I- PE N N.1r XNI' IMR.
fBirthp/ace-New York City.
nDale of Birlh-Mla 4, 1912.
School .lclicie.,-- Baseball "2, 3, 4; Bowling 1, 2, 3. 4:;
Soccer 5, 4; Glee Club 2; B.A.A. 2. 5, 4; lonesy 4.
Ho .' we know, them-"Kenny."
"She is sweet and she is shy.
But there's mischief in her eve."
.Name o/ Stlu,dent-Et'(;EY-.\A MAY M1cLAIN.
Date o/ Birlh-November 6, 1912.
School .elflitdie.s-Supper Club 1, 2, 5, 4,; O.G.A. 4; G.A.A.
4; Carnival 4; Assistant Literary Editor 4; Assistant
Typist Caribbean 4; Operetta 4.
How, we know,' thein-"Gene".
Pa,.l'ime-A good murder story.
ChoL.en I ;ocalon--Private Secretary.
"Red hair radiates sunshine."
Aame of Student-RoNALDt PtIL.PorTTS.
Birlhplace-Fort Cosey, Washington.
Date oj Birth-August 22. 1914.
School ,.cli,,tie.-Carnival 4.
Hoa,,' ,'e kn/,ow them'-"Red'".
Choa,en I'ocati, "m-Survevor and draftsman.
"A maiden never bold in spirit-still and quiet."
SVame of Student-Bettina Powers.
Birthplace-Ocean Grove, New Jersey.
Date of birth-July 8, 1914.
School .Acliiltie.--G.A.A. 2, 3, 4: Jonesy 4.
HIIo, e know' the n--"Bettv".
Pan.,'ime- Swimming and tennis.
"Here's a girl with a heart and a smile
That makes the bubble of life worth \xhile."
Name of Student-ANNA MIARII RYAN.
Birthplace-Ancon Canal Zone.
Date oj Birth--March 1, 1914.
School Acti'ilie--Supper Club 1,2 3, 4: G.A.A. 1: Sec. of
Class 2; School Note Editor 4; Pres. O.G.A. 4; Spanish
Club 4; Office Girl 4; Carnival 2.3,4; Panama Ameri-
can Reporter 4.
Howl we know them-"'Irish".
Chosen Vocaton-Private Secretary.
"It is my motto never to hurt anybody's feelings."
Name of Studen:.-AIo.HA SIOCU.M.
Birlthplace-W\'ashirgton. D. C.
Date of Birt-lune 10. 1913.
School ./,'i,'if.,'--Sui er Club 1, 2. 3, 4; G.A A. 4; Ath-
letic Asst. 1; Spanish C ub 4; Delegate to G.R. Con-
terence to Penna, 3; Carnival 1, 4; Treas. Supper
Club 2; Secretary G.R. 4.
How' we know the, -"Sloky."
THE CARIBBEAN 27
"Not much talk---a great sweet silence."
.Vane' of ,/tudeni-DoRnoTY MAi \WIIrz
Birthil,/ce-Ancion, Canal Zone.
Date o/ Biirt--October 1, 1910.
School .tc/i'ite, -G.A.A. 2, 3. 4: O.G.A. 4.
Ho,.' .'.e know them/"rDot."
Chosen I ocat ion-l Stenographer.
Pla.tlime Wlking, music, moving pictures.
"Turning to mirth, all things of earth,
As only boyhood can."
Name of Stenl-Gi-:o li.F \\ILTON ~FE'IRTZ.
Birthplace-Bas O'Bispo, Canal Zone.
DaI)le BIi, lh-Januarv S, 1912.
School .tclic'iliej--Baseball 1. 2, 5, 4.
How we kLo,,, lthen-'-"Skyru".
Cho .en l, calLioI Postal Clerk.
Pa.,tim.e--Hunting and fishing.
"A man of hopes and forward looking mind."
'ame of S,,,'e,,if--Hi. T. W\ ILIAMis.
Birthplace-- lillington, Tennessee.
SD)ale of BI/,'lh-December 24, 1912.
Sch 'oo ,I .1c,','die,' -Swimming 5.3, 4: Tennis 4; Carnival
2, 4;: Neptune Club 3. 4: Orchestra 4; B.A.A. 4;
Official Photographer Caribbean S aff 4; Chemistry
Bros. 4: Diploma Committee 4.
'How we know,, then "Spider.''
Cho oen I oct,,lion-Electrical Engineer.
Padinme -Tennis. Swimming., Fishing, Hunting
"Not bold nor shy, nor short or tall;
A pleasant mingling of them all."
Name of Student--BARBARA ELIZABETH WIECK.
Date of Birth-November 27, 1914.
School Aclivilies-Carnival 4; "Jonesy" 4.
How we know them-"Bobbie."
Chosen Vocation-To have a good time.
"The mildest manners with the bravest mind."
Name oj Student-RAY.MOND ROBERT WILL.
Birthplace-Astoria, Long Island.
Date of Birth-June 27, 1912.
School Jcticitiej -Baseball 2. 3, 4; Basketball 2,3,4; Soc-
cer 3. 4; Swimming 2; Vice-President Sophomre Class
2; Carnival 1; Chemistry Bros.4; Asssistant Business
Manager 3; Treasurer B.A.A. 4; Business Manager
Caribbean 4; Neptune Club 3, 4.
How we know them--"Ray".
Chosen Tocation-Electrical Engineer.
Pastime--Sports and music.
"I will not retreat a single inch-
I will be heard."
-Name of Student-RICHARD F. WOOD.
Birthplace-Cristobal, Canal Zone.
Date of Birth-April 25, 1912.
School zctivities--Track 4; B.A.A. 3, 4; Baseball 3, 4,;
Soccer 3, 4; Basketball 3, 4; Swimming 3, 4; Carnival
4; Chemistry Bros. 4; Jonesy 4; Circulation Manager
How we know themn-"Dick."
Pa.thme-Selling tickets and making explosives in Chemistry
"A merry heart docth gooI like ;a ncicilincie-
a.V mtl-- P ()I.:HI.: ()'I)l)NNI]:,I,.
Birtliplac, Molbile, Ala.
)atle of Birlh FeIbrtLary -". 1011.
HoW we know thon. Phoehe.
C/Io.,ca 1 o',i/n -Stcographer.
Sc/,hool .l //i/e"-P,.t (raitluate.
30 THE CARIBBEAN
Asf We Wlere 3~ '29
On October 6, 1927, a different class appeared
to grace the halls of C. H. S. In the initiation on
the big Field Day, Freshmen boys showed their
superiority by defeating the Sophomores. We
were determined to make a grand debut, so we
gave the first Costume Ball at the Washington
Hotel on April 13. 1928. Neither were we lack-
ing in scholarship, for we had five high-honor
students on the Honor Roll.
In our Sophomore year we were bored with the
inquisitiveness of the Freshmen and condescend-
ing attitude of the upperclassmen. Neverthe-
less, we "threw" the Tacky Party at the Strangers'
Club, the best of our four years. It included the
never-to-be-forgotten Boy's Follies. The rest
of the year was spent in thinking of our forth-
We fulfilled our promise as upperclassmen in
that three of the four members of the Debating
team which defeated Balboa were Juniors. We
then gave the Class of 1930 a well-deserved ban-
quet. Later, in the Ballroom, a Woman-less
Wedding was staged. Those present will never
forget the unrivalled beauty of our boys.
We were snowed under with Social Science assign-
ments, staff work, debating, athletics, senior
play, the Operetta, etc. As the book goes to press
we are gradually thawing out.
Mt a rion Neepy ry
Marion Neely, '31.
Our breakfast was very leisurely that morning;
for we had not seen each other for years, and now
we were talking over old times, when we were
younger. I was very happy to have my old class-
mate from Cristobal High visit me for a few weeks.
And Mrs. Aloha Slocum Wertz, famous interior
decorator who had just finished re-decorating the
Vanderbilt home, seemed happy to be at my home
in New York also.
She told me about some of the Class of '31 and
what they had been doing. First she informed
me how successful Celeste Clarke Powell had been
with her School of Classic Dancing; and how good
Demetra Lewis was as a comedian on Broadway.
Other members of our class had been "called"
to the stage, the team of Elwcll and Philpotts, was
now worth millions, for everyone was crazy over
their Paramount sketches.
Then I told her that Gene McLain had written
me very recently that Dr. Percival Lyew had
appointed her head nurse and next only to him in
his new hospital, which would probably rival
I remember that several years ago in my so-
ciety column I had seen that Barbara Weick
had been appointed official chaperone at West
Point. This was a surprise to Aloha who thought
she had become a Mrs. General, but I told her
that school romances do not often turn out well.
She laughed sheepishly but then defended her-
self-"Well, George is President of the B. & O.
besides being my high school boy friend." We
had a good time out of that, too.
Having talked over all we knew, we decided
to settle down and read the NEW YORK SUN, of
which I was editor. There in blazing headlines
we saw that the Ambassador from United States
to China was coming back on a vacation on the
"President Hoover", before leaving for a new post
in France. Who was it but Carlos Rankin, our
class president for four years, and the editor of
the Senior Annual?
Well, Aloha was insistent that we go down to
the docks and see him in. On our way I had to
stop at the office to see that everything was going
O.K., and to my astonishment Ben Williams was
there, waiting for an interview with me. After the
palaver was over he told me that he wanted to get
our contract to furnish the society cuts for the
Sunday paper, as he had taken most of the pic-
tures this season of the debutantes, prominent
business people, and "everybody and his dog."
From his walk I gleaned that he was the owner of
The Williams Studios, New York. When we told
him where we were going he, of course, decided
to go along and have a real reception for Carlos.
On the way we passed a magnificent building
that was being erected, and I asked my chauffeur
to whom it belonged. He told me that the Chemis-
try Laboratories, owned by Wood, Bailey, and(
Will, had asked for bids for the construction of it,
and strange as it seemed to the business world of
New York, the Hackett Construction Co. had
agreed to do the job for practically nothing. Self-
ish. greedy, New York could not understand why.
But we could, for why should not a classmate help
out in a case like that?
We were nearing the pier now and all of us
were getting excited. Arriving, we found that
the place was crowded. The huge crowd pressing
against each other, all eager to be near the gang-
plank and see the passengers disembark. A large
well built man tried to get ahead of me and I stood
up for my rights and talked to him like the editor
of a newspaper might. He turned around and
glared at me and then commenced to laugh. For
it was Ed. Conkling and beside him Velma Hall.
"'ell, what are you two doing here?" They
answered that the Olympics' officials were coming
in and they had to meet them. After being asked
why, they answered that as head coaches of the
U.S.C. they had been asked by Thomas Pescod,
chairman of the Olympics this year, to do this
honor. Tom, like Velma and "Conk," had dis-
tinguished themselves in the world of sports.
Then Ben chimed in and said that speaking of
the world of sports had we heard of Ken Mlaurer's
taking the place of Babe Ruth, and taking it so
well that his new book "Around the I)amond"
was a sensational hit. Of course, it may have been
that the help of Ruth Duval, holder of a Pulitzer
Prize. had sold the book too, but still its success
No time for more talk now, for the boat was
tying up and even such interesting talk as this
was had to be stopped for a while, as all eyes
searched tie boat for familiar faces. Finally we
spied Carlos way up on the bridge, and after see-
ing us he waved frantically. To our surprise so did
the captain. "\'Ver courteous of him," remarked
Velma. Then Ben said that the Captain surely loo(k-
ed a lot like Parker I lanna and after due observa-
tion we discovered that was who it was. By (eorge!
After the boat tied up we immediately boarded
it and Parker told us all to come to his suite and
we would talk things over. For the benefit of
Carlos and Parker we told all the news that we had
discovered about old friends and the Class of '31
in particular. Then Parker began to tell us things.
His boat belonged to Fabian Englander, who had
recently bought out the steamship company and
had given Parker the captaincy of the "'PI l olt
Hoover." Ernest Berger had become the "Wolf
of Wall Street." We all took note of this: may-
be our incomes could be increased if Ernie would
give us a few pointers as to how to play the game.
In his travels he learned that Marie Kleefkens
had married some rich American Planter and had
opened up a Commercial School in Honduras for
the native girls. Strange to say, she had the sup-
port of the Honduran government behind her
and all of the officials were trained in her school.
In the same country Jack Kelly was Command-
er-in-chief of the army and was training the cadets
as well as Marie was her stenos.
Carlos then told us that Crawford Campbell,
now one of the judges in the World Court was
married to Vinnie Elson, one of the most prom-
inent women writers of America.
Bettina Powers was a missionary in Africa and
doing wonders with the natives there. Clarc
Frisk, the chairman of the National Typing Tests
of the United States, was editor of the "Gregg
Writer." We were disturbed by a voice outside.
cautiously asking for the Ambassador. Carlos
told her to come in and it was "Dot" Wirtz, who
explained that she had been traveling around the
world incognito, and at China had met our Presi-
dent and become his secretary. lie then told us
that "Dot" was very modest and probably never
would acknowledge that she was head stenog in
the Supreme Court of the United States, a job
which Anna Ryan had recently resigned in order
"to take the veil."
34 THE CARIBBEAN
And then to change the subject she told us that
a lady outside wanted to see the Captain and
"right away." The steward opened the door and
in rushed Miss Mary Moore. "Hide me quick,"
she said, "just because I was made President of
the American Dean Association all these reporters
insist that they take my picture. And you know
mine didn't come out good for the Annual." Well,
that ended our day and "Conk" made the motion
that we all go up to my house and celebrate and
have dinner. But, I've been away all day-I
don't know what's in there to celebrate with.
Then Ben suggested that we telephone Schraft's,
the best delicatessen store in New York State,
with branches all over, even in London. "Sure,
it's good stuff. Margaret Davis runs it-isn't
that enough." "Suits me" said Conk, and we all
knew that if Conk was satisfied it was good eats
CRISTOBAL, CANAL ZONE,
June 30, 1931.
We, the Senior Class of 1931, of the Cristobal High School, City of Cristobal, County of Colon,
and State of Canal Zone, do hereby scribble, and say this, our last will and testament as students of
that famous Cristobal High School, hereby revoking all former wills, bequests, and devises of whatever
nature by us made.
We bequeath to each member of the Junior Class, the Senior Class of 1932, something which we
excel in, and that we feel will thereby improve the said class.
Bill Bailey ......
Ruth Duval .......--
Vinnie Elson .........
Russell Elwell .......
Clara Frisk -............
Burton Hackett ...-
Marie Kleefkens --
Demetra Lewis .......
Eugenia McLain ...
Kenneth Maurer .....
Celeste Powell .....-
Thomas Pescod ...
Carlos Rankin ......
Anna Ryan ...........
Dorothy Wirtz .....
Richard Wood. ...
George Wertz .. t
His sax appeal..................
His reserve ............-. ......--
His appetite ...................
The Supper Club..............
His tennis serve ..............
Her intellect ............- -
His mischief ............... .....
Her seriousness ................
His LOVE for "Hurdles"-
Her night life..................
Her six subjects ...........
His absences in class.........
His ambitions .......... .....
Her man.............. ........
His slimness ........- .. .
Her West Pointer .........
Her fun........ -
His athelicability-......... ...
Her vocabulary ..... .
His red hair ......
His scholarship. ............
Her giggle... ...........
Her quietness..........- -....
His good looks .............-
Two say they are ..........
them; but wish the.............
Her love of Latin ...........
His little camera ............ .
James Wood and Dona Eaton.
Allene Deakins and Anthony Fernandez.
Alicia Thirlwall and Gladys Bliss.
Harry Egolf and Ben Roberts.
Eleanor Reinhold and Jean Pruit.
Elizabeth Wirtz and Laura Rose.
Thelma King and Elsie Neely.
Jake Dietzer and Carl Kariger.
Mary Deans and Inez Theokisto.
Howard Keenan and Richard Betten.
Martha Potts and James Hayden.
Vivian Elmergen, Ruth Casto, and Marion Waldau
Frank Greisinger and Edward Weisman.
Signed on the dotted line, sealed with chewing gum, published and declared by the said members
of the Class of 1931, as and for their last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, who at their
request, in their presence, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as
attesting witnesses to said instrument.
S. W. A. K.
Witnesses: YOU, ME and US.
Address: Here. There, and Everywhere.
36 THE CARIBBEAN
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38 THE CARIBBEAN
MEANS OF DISTINGUISHING THEM.
Albin Forsstrom ..
Howard Keenan ...
Carl Kariger .......
Thelma King ........
Alvin Lyew ..
Elsie Neely .
Herman Roos ..
Bruce Saunders ..
Harry Egolf ......
Inez Theoktisto ....
Jesse Vane ....
Nell Wardlaw ...
James Wood ....
Betty Stahler ......
Eddie Weisman .....
Alice Curtis --
Curly hair and not much altitude.
Her air of mystery.
Always doing shorthand.
His bright red comb.
"School's an institution of mental torture."
Always losing money
Look for Gladys and he'll be there.
His big gold ring.
His flirting with the girls..
Shie always knows the answer.
Always working about solid geometry.
His piano playing.
Always drawing cartoons.
Her red hair.
His good tennis playing
The desk carver.
His eraser and chalk throwing
P. A. A.
Her bright blue lunch box
Her vain attempts to collect dues.
That baby face.
Found wherever there is trouble.
Her coy ways.
Always in the typewriting room.
Usually talking to "Dolly."
His short pants.
His love of giving orations.
Never pays his dues.
Being Miss Kimbro's pet.
Always with Pete.
Found in Chemical Laboratory.
Always talking to the boys.
Running on Junior room desks.
His efforts to get order in the Junior class.
Her good cooking.
Her efforts to lose Robert.
Her "all A" report card.
Her windblown bob.
Those big eyes.
Corporal of the Guard.
Always with Alice.
Her graceful dancing.
His good (?) grades in Span. 9.
5 OCC eR
"Soc c eR
"FISH'" "C WEE-RS
"S E AV I C Er"
42 THE CARIBBEAN
ALTERNAT VICE-PPESi.5DEIT I PRESIDENT ECY & TREAS.
C: PE-.COD Mi FOL, i FM l'LERS OH[EILJN M ANDREWS
.F' .,, Il. T., P.i Prol M af
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S- 1 T, be in, i-' T" o T nn y' BacIy Doc
j ')...1l C Ci.rl'jrm '- FIe L CGorm ly I:.Gould H H nmmrond jHayden C Howe
S ltt, .'ee d dije" 'eoria Elena Jimmy How
G Huft WKrjrln L.lK ire.ins H Lee j Loc wood MMarchosky Mtelendez Jrlurphy
Guapo 'c.januts rMonr "Archie" LorKu Mga, Mel' Murph
CMunhttrch JNeilson E de aOssa GORourte MOwen APowers NI aKowsish \VRarndall
"Mur. ', Bugs 'Hors Billy' 'M llyI 'Ritau 'Shorty Ginger"
M .3.l't.Brd s6 ar-ner H rnimth L iptori [Thirwall E Thork .n 'Townshend A Vane
laltt Betcrni Tiny 5andI '"Eddie LEe Kji "Arc
TPankr in GWlberg MCurtli
Gas Grnns "Motio
SOPI I()MORE DI RECTO()RY
Duval Bene ..
Charles Gould ..
John Murphy .
Ernest de la Ossa
Genevieve O' Rourke..
Ann Powers ..
Violet Randall ..
Arthur Vane .
Rebecca Brydon ....
Mary Curtis .
Diving and dancing
Tom Thumb golfing
Lady of leisure
Mariner ... -
"Heck witl You!"
C )Oh. Yeah!'"
"Blah. Blah, etc."
"There's nuliler live."
"Well, well, well!"
"I don't know."
"Who Opened the cage."
"01 wotta life!"
"Well, for Pete's sake"
"VWhy don't you go home?"
"Boop Boop a doop."
"Wouldn't kid me?"
"It was too funny for Anything."
"Take a flying leap.
"You're all wet!"
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FRFSI L'lEN I)IRI"C'I'RY
Bailey, John .
Davis, Veachel ..
Day, Aimbe ...
(Gorin. erry ..
Haves. Elizabeth .
Hearne, Mar .-
Lam, Blossom ..
Lewis. leanne ...
Lyons. ohn .........
Mannix, John.. .
Plath. Arthur ..
Poole, George ..
Wood. Alice ..
Mr. Hackett .....
Kansas City Stonmps
I Iis waves"
"Ice cold pop"
;Green polo shirts
I Ponderous walk
"Age of innocence''
Expression of face.
. Wind-blown ....
Sh'iml-hl; n-: i it
Her continual chattering
SGrass bag and umbrella
Philosophy ... .. ..
Seen but t not head
High brown superlative..
Slow but sure
Here, there, everywhere
"Free and easy"
Disposed to murmur
Anticipating tIor the best.
we're e in tile Na; y nowxr
Humble but worthy
"Let's be good sports"..
Quiet but forceful
.ANTICIP.AI'TD ACHIIEV'EMEN I
TI'l swimn the Atlanti,
1,e Brown 11
Warden: Sing Sing
African milssionaryTimiie Semple
Understudy of Rud.v \\alee
'i'criulr I fr'cr
\Violf of aill Street
Manufacturer of rubbelcr hot dogs.
Venus of dramlat.
Pearl (I Il r.
Maltron of ()rphan Asvylum.
I )issec tor of lhus.
Civilize the Indian Ocean.
lHead of a laundry.
Student of Divinity.
White House janitor-
Tio bathe in the Nile.
Rex ive the Dead Sea.
I talian Princess.
A perfect valet.
Indian court otllcial.
Militant sut fragette
Monte Carlo gambler.
Paris style designer.
50 THE CARIBBEAN
The Staff of The Caribbean takes this opportunity to thank the ladies who acted as judges for
our short story and poetry contests. We feel that it added much to the success of both contests.
The judges were: Mrs. O. S. Hearne, Mrs. Adella M. Kolle, Mrs. Madge Butler, Mrs. J. F. Jenness.
Carlos Rankin, '31.
ON GATUN LAKE.
The blazing sun stands high at noon,
And the glistening waters of the lake
Swamp the island's reedy shores.
The huge dead trees stand against the noon-day sky,
Their arms twisted in the agony of death;
Their form and orchid-covered trunks
Rise out of the dark depths.
BACK FROM THE CITY.
As the banners of departing day
Were streaming across the horizon,
A worn cayuca sharply stayed
Its progress through the waters.
In it sat a young Machi,
His timid eyes afire,
His Indian soul was dancing now
To the tune of Nature's lyre.
THE POEM WITHOUT A NAME.
Malcolm Duey, '34.
"We are lost!" the captain shouted, as he
staggered down the stair,
"Man the boats!" he next commanded,
but no sailorman was there;
And the waves beat high and heavy, and the
fog was thick as soup,
When from aft there came an answer, and it
For his crew was at the talkies, hearing
Helen "Sugar" Kane,
And the captain could not rouse them,
though he yelled with might and main;
So the gallant vessel foundered, with the
skipper on her poop,
And her quarterdeck went under with a
Now she's down six hundred fathoms,
where King Neptune's gardens lie
With the fronds of pea-green seaweed
waving to the distant sky,
And the fishes swim around her, in a jolly,
Just to hear the Mermaid's chorus singing
A STUDENT TURNS FORTUNE-TELLER.
Alice Gormerly, '32.
Far down on the horizon
I see a cloud.
It is a very black
And angry cloud.
It seems to menace
Those around me.
With each hour
This cloud grows larger.
Slowly it comes upon
Should I warn them?
They would not listen.
Fun would still
Be their aim.
No, I will not
Let them enjoy life
While they can.
Too soon this creeping specter
Will reach out and seize them,
Surprising them in the very act
Of studying something
To amuse them.
Ah! It is almost upon them now.
Too late they see this
Thing which haunts them all.
They fly around in confusion,
Seeking a way out of their
Only those who worked steadily
Go serenely on, with no fear
Of this black shadow.
You ask me what it is?
Do you not know?
Is it the wrath of God,
Come upon all sinners?
Oh, no,-it is the wrath of teachers
Descending upon erring students.
It is Final Exams.,
The plague of the students' world.
MOONLIGHT ON THE CHAGRES.
David Levy, '34.
When it's moonlight on the Chagres,
And the stais are shining down,
When the alligator's swimming
By a little native town,
When it's moonlight on the Chagres
And you're feeling kind of blue,
I'll get out my little cayuca
And cross the lake to you.
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SUCH A GIRL.
Edward Conkling, '31.
If a girl doesn't smoke, or drink strong rye,
They give her a sneer and pass her by.
The boys never really stop to think
That it wrecks her charm if she does drink.
If a girl isn't snappy and talk baby talk
The boys turn her down with the look of a hawk
The silly things, if they could see,
Baby talk isn't all its cracked up to be.
If a girl doesn't look like an Easter egg,
They're not the type to whom they're engaged;
If they could see beyond the paint
Many a boy would surely faint.
If a girl doesn't neck she isn't a go;
They think she is dumb and awfully slow,
Goodness! If a boy could only agree
That a girl who necks just can't brew tea.
If a girl doesn't have her eyebrows plucked
And her eyelashes blackened and all stuck up,
If she doesn't have lipstick and a cute Cupid's bow-
They says she's "out" without a ghost of a show.
CrawJord Campbell, '51.
Lilies white, yellow, and orange,
Roses white and red,
Flowers scented and sweet to-day,
To-morrow will be dead.
Buildings made of wood and rock,
Marble and minerals bright.
To-day seem lasting; to-morrow gone
'Tis age compared with a night.
Animals and bright plumed birds
On this earth's small crust.
People too, and insects all,
To-morrow will be dust.
O Nature, giver and taker again;
O Time that tells the fate of men;
Keep on that upward trail.
Do not let mankind fail.
Crawford Campbell, '31.
In frantic frenzy against the wind
They stretch up toward the sky
With graceful curves, with upward leap
Their fluffy heads held high.
And deep jungle trees throw out their arms
To catch a glimpse of light,
Their eager limbs want heaven's charms
Their leaves the sun so bright.
And grasses fight for lack of space
To view the sky so blue
They want to see that shining face
'Twill give them life anew.
Let us look up and see the light
Keep truth and honesty in sight.
BEST SHORT STORY.
Ernest De la Osa, '31.
The grass, parched by the many weeks of
glaring sun, rustled as a weak gust of dust-laden
air passed along the plain. Here and there a
vulture wheeled and circled in the azure expanse
overhead, waiting-always waiting. Scattered
heaps of bleached bones formed a rim for a muddy,
half-dry waterhole which was becoming drier
each day and would soon vanish until the winter
supplied it with the much-needed moisture.
Into this desolate scene came a superb figure,
as masterful appearing as the full-blooded arab
steeds of old. With his head held high, dainty
nostrils sniffing for that hated scent and stand-
ing on a small hillock he presented a picture no
artist has painted. He was sweat, streaked but
far from exhausted; all day he had run eluding
capture and shaking off pursuit only by using his
almost human brain to its utmost. Dun was
twelve hands high; every muscle had its place
under his sleek, glossy, dun-colored hide. He
was past his prime, not having much more time
to live on earth; yet he was still undisputed as
leader over all this great expanse. Men had
never been able to conquer him although many
had sworn to do so. His herds and mares were
always considered as uncapturable under his
wily leadership. Lately, however, he had been
fighting a losing fight-his herds were gone,
scattered and captured. Dun's eyes took on
a frightened look and he became like a ghost
-just a fleeting vision.
As he approached the waterhole he cast glances
to either side, walking warily. After drinking
enough to last him through other days of hard-
ship and flight he laid down and rolled in the
dust, a pleasure denied him for many days.
Finally he slept to awake with a start. It was
rapidly nearing dawn and to the east a fire cast
52 THE CARIBBEAN
its dull glow toward the heavens. Dun snorted;
again fiendish means were being used to bring
about his capture. Running and dodging was his
lot all day. Toward dusk his tired ears failed
him and a light swish turned his body into a
bundle of nerves as a rope whizzed through the
air encircling his long taunt neck. He plunged
and bucked all in a fury and in the dropping of a
leaf was free. Again they were thwarted, but
became more incensed in the chase.
Dun was becoming haunted by visions of men,
ropes and corrals. At every canyon, thicket or
cleft he shied. Bets and, rewards flamed the ardor
of these hunters so that the horse never rested.
They all knew that time would wear the animal
down until a slight slip and he was theirs.
The horse would not leave his old home and
haunts; he began to circle aimlessly. One morn-
ing upon awakening he found that he had blun-
dered into a box-canyon and his pursuers had
been awake and taken advantage of his blunder.
The sole outlet was fenced by spiked timbers,
but desperation drove the animal on and with a
terrific display of energy he cleared the barrier
although he was badly spent.
His victory had been a moral one. The hunters
began to wonder if it was possible to capture the
spirited beast. All their traps had failed and not
a few of the men returned. For a while life be-
came almost peaceful again, but raids upon a
nearby horserance were laid at his feet and at-
tributed to him. Rewards were doubled for his
The brief pause in the hunt had been a timely
one and enabled him to laugh at their attempts for
a while, but again the strain began to tell. Dun
had begun to regather his herds from the well,
filled pens of wild horse ranchers. One night as
he was striving to lift a wooden bar to a corral
gate a rancher saw him and angered because of
his inability to capture the wild stallion, shot at
him, hitting him in his soft rump. Dun snorted
with pain and ran, not stopping until many miles
away from the spot of his misfortune.
Several weeks later a refreshed Dun returned
to his old haunts. An undefinable magnetism
had lured him back to his dangerous realm where
he somehow felt that he must end his days. The
same morning of his return he was sighted and
the animal again was forced to be a fugitive.
Near sundown the stallion was fatigued and
weary to seeking a place of refuge he. walked out
on a narrow shelf-like profusion. Then the dread-
ed thing happened. The huntershad separated
and a returning band had seen his figure outlined
against the sky. Advancing stealthily they had
succeeded in surrounding him.
The horse stood trembling close to the preci-
pitous side of the hill. On both sides and to the
rear lay death on sharp rocks at the bottom of the
ravine. To the front lay capture in the form of
advancing lines of horsemen, lassoes whirling,
preparatory to the cast.
Dun thought of his youthful days-happiness,
freedom, and leadership. His many sons and
daughters all in the hands of these hated men.
He had roamed the plains at will for years. Now,
men, because of money, sought to ruin this all
and enslave him as they had done all his brethren.
Pictures of dusty corrals, saddles, cruel spurs,
and bits flashed through his mind. Could he
live through a life of that sort? He had lived
the greater part of his life in freedom. If cap-
tured he would be much like a wild bird in a trap.
The horsemen steadily advanced gloating over
their success. They did not hurry. They were
assured of his capture.
A lasso shot out, followed by others, some
reached but a devil was at the end of all of them.
Biting and kicking he disentangled himself from
their coils, yet he was not free. Recoiling their
ropes the men stood in front of him, blocking his
path to freedom. They slowly quieted their
horses and again they advanced. This time they
were sure of their prize.
As they neared Dun he sensed capture and
defeat. Recollections of the past flashed through
him. Life was sweet, yet capture didn't seem
as life to him. He acted then. The horsemen
gasped in surprise at the sight that met :their eyes.
Dun was never captured.
BEST STORY IN SENIOR CLASS.
l'ibian E',inlantder, 1.
John joined the Navy. lie was assigned to the
U.S.S. "New Mexico," a fine, big battleship.
The maneuvers were to be held near Panama
Think of it, going to Panama where he could see
the famous Panama Canal!
The U.S.S. "New Mexico", with the rest of the
battlefleet, left IIlampton Roads early Sunday
morning. They were to be in the vicinity of Colon
on Friday. John was so interested in the trip
and the ship that the days just rolled by as did
Hle wondered whether he would be allowed to
go ashore. On Tuesday he found that they were
to attack the Canal, the "unconquered" Canal.
The Canal's fortifications were on the lookout
John thought he would not be allowed shore-
leave: and he had planned so much on it, on seeing
the beautiful stores, where one could buy almost
anything he wished; in ivories, perfumes, shawls,
and curios. Yes, he wanted one of those big
Spanish shawls for his sister who was in college
John has always been good in geography, so
if he couldn't see Panama he would learn about
it from the map. He was looking at a map close-
ly. reading the different names of the larger
towns of Panama, when an officer happened by.
He spoke to John: John arose and saluted. He
said, "I see you're interested in Panama, have
you been there before?" John said, "No Sir,"
but that he knew the lay of the land fairly well,
from having studied the map. The officer told
him to report to him in his office the next day at
nine-thirty. John wondered what was going to
happen. That night he told two of his buddies
his orders. They were surprised, too. John re-
ported on time. He was with the officer half an
hour. That evening his buddies asked, "What
was up?" The only response they could get was
"You'd be surprised." He went to see the officer
again the next day. The ship was now in sight of
land and moving very slowly as they were afraid
the enemy's planes would see them. They an-
chored about six-thirty off a quiet lagoon,
and a detachment of sailors and marines were
sent ashore. Now, this naturally caused much
John slept little that night as he had been told
to be prepared to leave by airplane from the
ship at five-fifteen the next morning. lie was
going on a special commission. \hen he was
ready and had put on his helmet and goggles he
was given a letter, and was told to give it to the
officer in charge of the base where he was to land.
This was not John's first flight in the air for al-
ready he had done some parachute jumping.
When in the plane, he fastened his parachute
on for he was told he would have to jump, for
the base had no landing field. The plane was
shot off the catapult and "took the air" nicely.
John was all eyes now. The country was beau-
tiful and so green. They flew over numerous
little settlements, and once spotted a plane on
the horizon. After about one and a half hour's
ride. John saw the pilot talking to him in sign
language. lie said they would soon be there.
John made ready and looking down saw a group
of pup-tents. This was where he was to get off.
Some place! The pilot circled around three times
to attract the attention of those on the ground,
then motioned to John, asking him if he were
ready. John said, "Yes." So the pilot put the
plane upward so as to gain altitude. In a few
minutes John got up and stepped on the seat
ready to jump, and was nearly blown over before
he could step off. What a sensation! Down-
down-he went, the parachute opened-those
on the ground saw a small white speck appear.
John came down near the tents and soon had a
large group around him. He gave his letter to
the officer in charge who had been watching for
him. John drank some coffee and then spent the
day resting for he knew he would have a hard iob
the next day.
The next morning the officer gave him a pack-
age and his instructions. He was to go with the
two men who were standing near by. He had
changed his suit to that of a civilian, like the
other two n-en. fie followed them. In about
half an hour they came to a body of water. Oh,
yes! now he remembered, Gatun Lake! They
Stalked along the edge of the lake for a short dis-
tance, when they came upon two natives with a
boat, called a cayuca. The cayuca is a canoe dug
54 THE CARIBBEAN
out of a solid piece of a tree trunk and larger than
those seen in our northern lakes.
John was to go with the natives to Monte Liro,
a small native town, from which place he could
get the train for Gatun. The natives paddled
hard as their boat was full of bread-fruit which
they wanted to get to market on the morning
train. In a couple of hours they reached their
destination. What a sight to John! One lonely
station master and a policeman were the only
white persons in the place. They asked John
who he was. He said he was a planter and gave
a fictitious name. Soon a train came in view.
What a queer sight in this God-forsaken country
to see a train, an honest to goodness train. He
boarded it and watched the scenery until he
arrived at Gatun. Here he got off, went behind
a shed and opened his package. He was nervous
now. He had a perfect right to be. He took
the two iron, ball-shaped objects and looked at
them. Then he put them back and made for the
locks which he could see a short distance away.
Soldiers were on guard walking up and down,
everywhere. In back, across on what he thought
to be the Gatun Dam was a village of pup-tents.
He crossed over the locks. A soldier had just
gone on his beat and was on the way down, with
his back to John. John hurried across the locks
up the embankment by the camp to the spillway.
Here he left one of his small round objects in a
vital place. Then he walked back to the locks.
He was very nervous now. How was he going to
get rid of the other one? Luckily for him a party
of tourists were sight-seeing. He mingled with
the crowd. He went down a stairway near the
lock chambers till he came to the culverts, where
he left the other object. When he came up to the
top of the stairs he found an officer and gave him a
card. It took the officer almost off his feet. For
the "impossible" had been done. The Gatun
locks had been taken without a shot! The officer
took him to a higher officer who went with John
to the places where he had laid his small black
round objects-bombs. Pombs! Yes, time
bombs, without the powder. He had captured the
locks single handed. John reported to the officers
at the Submarine Base and made his report and
was given great praise for his work.
As his ship had not come into port John was
allowed to go to town. He bought a beautiful
shawl from one of these famous Chinese shops
and then went to the Y.M.C.A. to enjoy the
What a life it had been the last couple of days,
and what a story to write home! He had cap-
tured the locks alone, "The Impossible."
BEST STORY IN JUNIOR CLASS.
THE BROKEN PACT.
Vivian Elmgren, '32.
The coming of Vasco Nufiez Balboa was re-
ported to Teoca. Teoca Panea hurriedly gathered
his Indian forces together and prepared for battle.
He knew that his neighbors had peacefully sur-
rendered to this mighty Spaniard, but Teoca
was no fawning pet. The kindness and friend-
ship of Balboa to the Indians had travelled far,
but this treacherous chieftan, fearing death, pre-
pared to fight back.
Balboa, camped about ten miles from Teoca's
headquarters, was holding a council with his men.
"Teoca is a devil. One of the shrewdest
of chieftans. He will fight." One of Balboa's
"Even so, I am going to give him a chance to
surrender and make an alliance with me," Bal-
"But, Mi Capitin, Teoca Panea is cruel and
blood-thirsty. It is said he puts captives and
slaves to death by throwing them to the dogs.
He is not like the others."
"I will proceed as always. We will approach
his town with all signs of peace; if he wishes to
fight, we fight!"
The next day Balboa moved his camp toward
the Indian city. His Spanish knights in their
polished armor and the long train of slaves and
hostages were a spectacle in the tropical sunlight.
They crossed some jungle that day and only
advanced four miles.
Beside Balboa rode two Knights. The tallest
seemed to be always smiling and his eyes twinkled
mischieviously. He was Manuel Franco. The
other, more serious and quiet, was Jorge Alcazon.
Manuel turned to Balboa and said, "The
maidens of Panea are reported to be pleasing to
the eye. You and I, amigo, will have a joyous
time; but poor Jorge, he is afraid of women."
Jorge paid no attention to his friend's remark,
but rode silently beside them.
They covered more territory the next day and
were only a mile from Teoca that night. Balboa
had given orders that a strict sentry watch be
held. He planned to call on Teoca the next day
with his peace pact.
Early in the morning Balboa set out. He met
Teoca about half a mile from the town. Teoca
was escorted by ten of his warriors. They ap-
peared peaceful and were only lightly armed.
Balboa approached and gave the sign of friend-
ship. Teoca hesitated, then he drew near and
returned the sign.
"I am glad you wish to be friends with me,
Teoca," Balboa said.
"My brother, to be friends with you is the
highest honor I could wish for."
After this ceremony of peace was over Balboa
returned to his camp. He met his two comrades-
in-arms and gaily hailed them saying, "Jorge
you were wrong. Teoca agreed to my terms."
"Don't be too sure, mi capitAn," Jorge cau-
tioned. "Teoca is cruel. He is bidding his time;
"Nonsense, Jorge, to night I will visit the town
in search of dusky maidens," Manuel frivolously
Manuel started for the city accompanied by
his servant, Alberto. He, too, was looking for
The town was a regular tropical Indian village.
It contained one large building, the so-called
palace of Teoca. There were about ten houses
grouped around it and ten other scattered huts.
The inhabitants were cooling themselves in the
street, where many children were playing games.
"No so bad, Alberto," his master exclaimed
eyeing one pleasant looking maiden.
"Si, senior," the gay servant answered.
This maiden disappeared in the direction of the
palace and Manuel followed.
Through a tropical garden he sped until he
caught up with his game. "Chiquita, you fas-
From out of the shrubbery came a low, deep
growl. The girl screamed and Manuel cried,
"Madre de Dios! Alberto!"
Alberto, being near enough to hear the deep
growl and then the cry, rushed to his master.
Too late he found Manuel lying on the ground
with his throat ripped; it was torn from ear to ear.
Alberto, dazed and bewildered, stumbled into
the camp. HIe rushed to Balboa.
"Mi Capitan, Don Manuel is murdered!"
"Calm yourself, man. Are you crazy?" Bal-
"No, senor, dead with his throat chewed!"
and Alberto related the horrible story.
Both Balboa and Jorge becam- excited. Jorge
believed Manuel had been deliberately murdered
by Teoca, while Balboa declared it must have
been some wild animal.
Teoca visited Balboa in the morning bringing
back the body.
"It grieves me much, oh brother, to bring you
the body of one of your knights."
Balboa grimly received Teoca's consolation.
Jorge had planned to go that night with Alberto
to investigate the palace garden. Balboa was
constantly becoming angrier, blaming Teoca
for the sad occurrence.
"Wait until I return," Jorge begged. "Then
we will kill him in the same way."
Just after moonrise, Alberto and Jorge started
on their way.
"If you are not back by morning, I will attack
Teoca," Balboa said, as he fondly bid his remain-
ing comrade good-bye.
Jorge found the town in the same state as it had
been the night before. He pretended interest in
the girls. Slowly he worked his way with Alberto
to the scene of the murder. Through tropical
jungle they crept. They did not enter the same
way as Manual had, but took a round-about way.
Suddenly they heard a low growl and they saw
Teoca leading a large animal resembling a dog on
a leash. Teoca let the animal loose and ran. The
creature leapt toward the two Spaniards, and as
it did Jorge's sword passed straight through the
"We shall take this dog back to El Capitan. I
hope Teoca has more of these animals: if not, we
will have to substitute some other method for his
Balboa received Jorge with joy. He listened
silently to his story and then he cried. "You and I
will teach Teoca to murder a knight of Spain.
The peace pact is broken. Get the men ready
to march against him immediately."
56 THE CARIBBEAN
Teoca, when he found his beast gone and no
dead Spaniard, became frightened and gathered
his warriors for battle. He was ready for Balboa,
but he had no change against the disciplined
fighters from Spain.
When Balboa had killed nearly all of Teoca's
warriors and Teoca had been made prisoner, he
ordered his men to drag the chieftan before him.
"So you thought you could fool Vasco Nufiez
Balboa. Madre de Dios! I will show you. Bring
me the other dogs."
They tied Teoca to a stake and set the dogs on
him. The air was filled with their hoarse growls
and the terrified cries of Teoca Panea.
Balboa looked on scornfully. When all was
finished he turned to Jorge and said, "I have
broken my pact, but avenged my comrade's
BEST STORY IN SOPHOMORE CLASS.
THE AVENGING FIRE.
Ann Powers, '33.
The fire crackling, glowing, spreading warmth
and cheer was the thing that first caught your
attention in the room. Then the great size of the
chamber whose walls were completely covered
with shelves of books impressed you. The re-
flected flames were the only light and they danced
on the ceiling, and fading into the corners, became
part of the groping, black, menacing shadows.
Sunken so deep in a chair that he seemed a part
of it, sat a middle-aged men. He had a brooding
air of contentment like that of a cat after eating
its fill lies awaiting another victim. His eyes a
murky grey and set too close together gazed
straight ahead but seemed to see nothing. His
rather corpulent body seemed to bask in the
warmth of the fire. A glass of sherry glowed with
strange reddish lights held in his hand that had
grown flabby and soft with the years.
The man sat thinking of how he came to be in
such luxurious circumstances. He had been out-
distanced in success by his brother so that his
brother had been in affluence while he had been
brought to poverty by his own faults. A great
hatred for his brother had been born because of
the dissimularity of circumstances; thus he had
not felt great sorrow when he learned of his
brother's death. A smile crossed his face at this
point of his reflections when he considered his
present cofort while living on the money in-
herited from his brother. At that moment his
train of thought was broken because of the door's
When he saw the figure in the doorway he gave
one startled exclamation then sat in open-moutheo
horror. The person entering said reassuringly,
"Don't be alarmed, George, I am not a ghost."
George sprang from the chair and exclaimed,
"My God! John, I thought you were dead."
He slumped back into the chair with a hundred
ideas in his mind. Thoughts jumped like devils
at him asking ceaseless questions. What was he
going to do? His brother in some incredible
way alive and here to take all his new-found
comfort and luxury from him.
John told briefly why he had wished to be
thought dead that he might put over a business
deal that involved millions and concluded saying
that he thought it would be a pleasant vacation
for George to have his house and money for a
month. His remarks aroused the hidden resent-
ment and hatred that George had borne secretly
for so long toward his brother but he stifled his
rage realizing the uselessness of words and asked
politely, "I suppose the whole world knows about
your starting to return to the realm of the living."
But was answered by John's surprising retort,
"You are the only man that does not think me
safely beneath a tombstone."
This remark brought a horrible chain of thought
to George's mind that was quickly stifled yet
would not stay buried. One question seemed to
be flung at him from all sides. "Why don't you
get him out of the way?" He brought will power
and most strong arguments to bear but still the
question continued pounding at him. The flames
of the fire had burnt down to glowing coals and
still he sat there silent beside his brother John.
At last he rose to go upstairs realizing that this
was the last night he would spend in this house
and thinking of the many chances his brother
had given him to mend his fortunes that he had
ruined. A sudden force made him turn back, walk
over to the large mahogany desk that was placed
at the end of the room. Ie Ipulled open the middle
drawer, his hand closed around something and he
raised his arm. A terrifying explosion seemed to
have rocked the foundations of the house itself.
George looked and on the floor his brother lay
in a strangely twisted position. An over\\helm-
ing sense of triumph and power seemed to come
over him fora moment dah lie was the conqueror
and his brother the conquered. The period of
supremacy and exaltation passed, then in its place
came a feeling of terror. He felt the force of a
million eyes, a million hands reached out to him.
He hurried to the door and locked it though it
seemed a frail barrier against the terror of dis-
covery that came over him.He must do something,
any moment someone might come and take him as
a murderer. His fevered thoughts seemed to
grasp at one word escape. Hie must run away.
But where? Then realization of what flight would
bring upon him brought mental pictures of him-
self tracked and hunted to any hiding place. The
tenacles of the law would reach out and find him
however far he ran. Then like a breath of fresh
air he realized that nobody knew his brother had
been alive. All he had to do was to get rid of the
body and he would never run the risk of detection.
How to dispose of the body. His tortured brain
next tried to decide that problem, Throw it in
the river? No, that was too much of a risk. Sud-
denly a simple solution leaped to his mind. Why
not burn the house and with it the body. No
one knew he had had a caller this night and the
fire would destroy the evidence. Then the thought
of burning the house that had so recently been his
brought a moment of hesitation. Yet in a few
seconds his resolution had strengthened. He
must make the fire appear an accident so that
he could collect the insurance. A few papers
scattered too near the fire place, a few glowing
coals near them would start a fire blazing. Now
it was all set he would leave and let the house
burn in peace. Then another moment of terror,
suppose the fire did not burn, what N would be the
consequences? He must stay in the room until the
blaze had reached such a height that there would
be no chance of extinguishing it.
As the papers caught fire they sent up sudden
flames that threw ghostly, w rithing images on
the walls. Then the flames grew lower but ten-
drils of smoke arose from the floor. The line of
fire made a colorful halo around the head of the
body on the floor. A sinister curiosity drew him
over to look at the sprawled figure. He looked
down on the lace of the dead man and was struck
with a sudden horror because of the expression
graven on it. A smile at his follies and crime was
impressed on the features of his dead brother.
HIe felt a momentary feeling of remorse. lie
quickly strangled that feeling and as the flames
were growing very hot he turned to leave. At
his second step he tripped over the body and
crashed to the floor.
His first sensation when consciousness returned
to him was that he must be dead and this be part
of Hell. Scorching, flaring flames spread around
the walls leaving by some miracle but a small area
near him free of fire. He tried to rise vet fell
back so dizzy that even his thoughts ran around
and round. In a moment overwhelming fear
make him force himself to a sitting position on the
floor. He was surrounded by a wall of flames.
Panic had him in its grasp, but he resolutely
tried to calm his over-strung nerves and marshal
his wandering senses. He must have a clear
head to escape from the room that was now be-
coming unbearably hot. The smell of burning
leather filled the air and made it hard to breathe,
the circle of fire was growing nearer and nearer
With a great effort he gathered his strength
for a dash to the door and then freedom. Wrap-
ping himself in a small rug to protect himself
from the flames he rushed through the wall of
fire in the direction of the door, reached for the
key but felt nothing but the bite and sting of the
fire. Swiftly fear had him in its grip as he re-
treated to the middle of the room, but he was
soon strengthened by the thought that if he could
not escape by the door he could by the window.
Hle ran to each window and battered against it
vainly. He broke the small window panes but
the fresh air only fanned the flames to greater
heights. His clothes were in flames he could
hardly breathe and for the first time despair came
over him. lHe realized that in a few minutes he
would not be able to breathe; then he made one
last effort at the windows, but they refused to
open. Finally he fell gasping and almost scorched
to death on the floor. It seemed as if in a dream a
great voice said "Thou shalt not kill.' Gibbering
red imps leaped at him shouting. At last a sense
of great horror and deep remorse came to him for
the deed he had done.
58 THE CARIBBEAN
The great old chimney is all that stands of that
house that once was. Grandmothers tell their
children of the famous night when the manor
house burnt down. In the evening around an
open fire the villagers speculate on what happened
the night of the great fire.
BEST STORY IN FRESHMEN CLASS
AN IRISH TRICK.
Ellen GreenleaJ, '34.
The North River subway came whirring into
Forty-second Street station jammed with its
full capacity of tired New Yorkers returning after
a hard day's work, and halted for the flash of a
second to let three or four passengers off. Among
these was a girl about nineteen years old. Miss
Patrician Flannigan alias "Pat" pushed her way
through the crowds of humanity in the station
and emerged at the top of the subway stairs
Which way did he go? Can he be the one?
were the thought's running through this young
lady's mind as she glanced about her eagerly as
if in search of someone. A tall figure disappeared
around the corner of Main and Forty-second
Street and like lightening Pat was after him.
The puruist continued for almost an hour.
Sometimes the tall man would be within arms
length; other times at a hundred yards distance
and even out of sight but Pat managed to keep
up the chase. Never once did the pursued one
turn to look back which was fortunate for Pat,
and finally he disappeared from view into a
privately owned red brick house.
Yes, that's the place. Pat was almost certain.
Hadn't they been watching this house for a month
now but could not find even the slightest suspicion
of anything wrong? Oh, well, she'd take the
chance. Crossing the street Miss Flannigan went
into Fisk's drug store and ordered a soda before
entering the telephone booth. What would she
say. Gosh what a feeling to have on your first
"job." Supposing she were wrong. Wouldn't
they laugh at her. Summoning all her nerve
she entered the booth and dialed her number.
"Hello, hello, headquarter's? Yes. Pat Flan-
nigan speaking; send the men to 169 Sixty-third.
Yes. Get A. C. K. spotted, I think. Yes, sir."
Pat hung the receiver up and came out of the tele-
She ordered another soda not because she
wanted it but anything to pass the time away.
Minutes elapsed. Pat was nervous. She tapped
her foot up and down, up and down, and vaguely
wondered if everyone in the store was staring
at her. She heard the burr of a powerful motor
and saw a big gray Cadillac stop opposite the
store. Hurriedly she dropped fifteen cents on the
counter and joined the men getting out of the
"Oh, hello boys, yes, this is the same place I'm
sure, Pat said, "I followed one of A. K.'s men after
leaving the office and saw him go in here so that
I thought I'd better have you come down."
"Good girl Pat, Faith and if ye ain't following
after yer old father," Officer O'Brien answered
and with this the five policemen and Pat entered
the house by forcing the door open.
The tall man Pat had followed met them in the
hall and cried indignantly. "Say, what's the idea?"
"Never mind what the idea is but take that rod
out of your coat pocket and stick those mitt's
ofyour's up in the air," said one of the men. The
other four men scattered in all directions leaving
Pat and one officer in the hall.
"A nice little place you've got here, "said the
officer. "Crovs sure live in style nowadays, hey
Pat? Looks like you rounded up Kopolini's gang
all by yourself Pat. Ole Flannisgan sure will be
proud of you."
"I hope so Mike," Pat said with a smile.
The tall man made a move to escape. "Quiet
down big-boy, I've got you covered," the officer
cried quickly stepping forward.
There was a fight going on upstairs now but
after ten or fifteen minutes the noise quieted and
the men came down stairs with six rough looking
fellows in handcuffs. "Got the whole gang this
time. Kopolini included" and O'Brien jerked
his thumb at a fat greasy Italian who glowered
at them fiercely.
"Take 'em to the station, boys. Pat, that was a
mighty fine job. Look's like yer following in yer
old man's footsteps," O'Brien said.
Pat followed the men out and went to the station.
"Well, Flannigan," said O'Brien addressing
a red-faced Irishman sitting at the desk of the
chief, "Yer daughter just rounded up Kopolin's
"Just Irish luck, Dad, wasn't it?" Pat exclaim-
ed, with a grin.
"Yes, Patty, darlin', and a dirty Irish trick at that."
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THE YOUNGEST OF FOUR.
Rebecca Brydon, '73
I have only two dresses that were really and
truly bought for me. Where did I get the others?
My three big sisters gave them to me. The dresses
are all out of style, of course, or my sisters would
still be wearing them. Every time I ask mother
what I shall wear she says, "That blue one of
Ruth's, or the pink one of Mary's, or that yellow
one of Susan's." The dressmaker comes for a
week every spring and fall just to make over the
old things for me. I hate her. She always says,
"What a lucky girl you are to have so many big
sisters." If she only knew how I hate those
My sisters are always getting tired of their shoes
and hats. But do I get them? I should say not!
"Why, of course, you can't wear those high heels!"
says mother, or, "Those hats are much too old
for you." Then she sends me shopping with Ruth,
Mary, or Susan and I come home with the ugliest
shoes and hats in the whole town. Not one of
them will let me buy what I want.
But I am fifteen now and even if my sisters
don't get married and leave me in peace I am
going to get a job as soon as I'm through school.
I am going to spend all of my first check for
dresses that I like, slippers with high heels, and
hats that don't look so "sweet and girlish."
OVERHAUL OF GATUN LOCKS.
Jean Pruit, '32.
The thing that put Panama on the map, the
thing that makes tourists stop here, the thing that's
first thought of when Panama is mentioned is-
The Panama Canal.
Like all good things it will soon wear out if not
kept in proper repair. There are three sets of
locks and to keep them in shape each is repaired
once every four years. It has been my good
fortune to live near the Gatun Locks while they
were being overhauled in 1931.
The repairing of the locks is done in dry season.
There are two sides to the locks and to distinguish
them I shall call one side east, the other side west.
The east side was repaired first. All the water
was emptied out to prepare the chamber for the
workmen. The water was then emptied out of
the next chamber. The bottom of the last cham-
ber is below sea level and had to be pumped out.
New parts, cranes, tools, electrical appliances were
piled on both sides ready for use. Men, workers,
hurrying to and fro, spectators crowding around
in and out of the worker's way, noises that make
you think of the boiler shop, issued forth from the
east side while this remarkable project was being
made new again.
On the other hand while the west side was being
repaired the east side had to keep the traffic going.
While the West side had to be repaired the east
side has to work day and night to carry on. Of
course, when the west side was finished the tables
were turned and the other side worked day and
Thus that marvelous and incredible engineering
feat, The Panama Canal, is kept repaired without
stopping or delaying the regular traffic.
OVER THE HORIZON.
Beverly Dunn, '32.
The long, narrow harbor resounded with the
shouts of men and the chug-chug of a donkey en-
gine, as barrels of salt meat, boxes of biscuits,
reels of line, and innumerable boxes of salt were
lifted off the dock, transported through the air,
and deposited in the hold of a large, black schooner.
Men hung like spiders in the rigging, exchanging
black, worn ropes for new yellow ones and repair-
ing blocks and tackles; painters hung at the sides,
at the bow, stern, and every other place a painter
could hang, while from far down inside came the
sound of hammers and saws; even the steer-
ing tackle was being repaired. Finally all was
finished, the last painter had left, the carpenters
had gathered up their tools and gone home, the
hatches had been nailed down and the doves
nested. Before the paint had time to dry the men
were aboard, sailors and greenhorns, tall men and
short, men with bags and men with chests, and
several without either who were leaving port until
some little mistakes had blown over.
Two hours later the harbor echoed with songs
and yells as the schooner hauled up her bow an-
chor; a minute more she hung on her stern hook,
her bow headed toward the sea. Up came the
stern line, up went the jib, up the fore and main-
sails, up went the main topsail and down went
the lee sail as the wind caught her and off went
the schooner bound for the banks of Newfound-
land. A minute later and two other stout vessels
followed her. In a line they tacked out to sea,
vanished over the horizon and were never seen
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Rebecca Brydon, '33.
Our maid's name is "Uly". We had a terrible
time at first getting used to it. My brother called
her "Hoolie," my father called her 'Julie." There
are times when mother says she thinks her name
should be "Mulie" as she acts so dumb.
Uly rarely speaks unless she is spoken to, and
then ninety-nine times out of a hundred she says
"All right." When breakfast is ready in the morn-
ing she comes to our door and says "All right."
When lunch is ready she rings the bell and says
in a loud voice, "All right," and she does the
same for dinner. When mother tells her how to
do something she says "All right." When she is
ready to go home at night she comes to the
kitchen door and says "All right." She can say
a few sentences, though. Some of her most com-
mon expressions are, "It don't hot yet," "Do
you want this to starch," "Do you think this
will eat," and "Must I do thesmoothin' to-day?"
One day I called my home on the telephone
and said "Hello, this is Rebecca"-"Rebecca
not here" came the answer. I repeated it again;
the same answer came, and bang went the re-
ceiver. Another day I called and asked "Is my
sister there?" She repeated, "What you said?"
three times and bang went the receiver. Mother
is the only person to whom she will listen on the
The funniest thing about Uly is her hair. She
has fifteen little plats, each about three inches
long, and when she gets excited they stick up
straight. She hasn't any front teeth.
We will miss her when she goes home to Ja-
maica to see her "Mudder" as she calls her. We
don't know when she's going because she will
not have enough money until she wins the lot-
tery. To win the lottery is her chief ambition in
THE SENIOR MODELS.
Celeste Clarke's ...
Marion Neely's ...
Anna Ryan's ..
Mary E. Moore's..
George Wertz's ....
Fabian Englander's ....
Chubby Hackett's ....
Ernest Berger's ......
Kenneth Maurer's ....
Jack K elly's.............
Russell Elwel's .......
Percy Lyew's ------
Carlos Rankin's .........
Christ Church By-the-Sea
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Mc Bern, '31
To keep up their tradition of giving "different"
parties, the Senior Class on November 25, 1930,
gave a barn dance at the Masonic Temple.
Through this informal affair, the Freshmen
were introduced into High School social life. Re-
gardless of the danger of hay-fever a unique pro-
gram for the entertainment of "farmers" and
farmerettess" was presented and thoroughly
enjoyed. Pete Wardlaw '32, and Carlos Rankin,
'31, won the prize fox-trot, and costume prizes
were awarded to Aloha Slocum '31, Celeste Clarke
Powell '31, and Richard Stoudnor '34, (of Balboa
Maxine Andrew., '33.
On February twenty-seventh, the sophomores
held their class dance at the Hotel Washington.
Edna Thirwall and Dick Wood were given
attractive prizes for waltzing, Pete Wardlaw
and Freddie Pescod won the fox trot prizes. Mandy
Marchosky excelled as master of ceremonies.
The success of the evening was due a great deal
to the excellent music furnished by Dwyer's
Richard Reinhold, '34.
The foggy upperclassmen were coming to see
how well their "most delightful colleagues" could
entertain, and to try to enjoy themselves at the
Freshman Hop given at the Hotel Washington
on April seventeenth. They were de-fogged as
the dance proved to be quite lively.
The outstanding event of the evening was the
Grand March, led by Elizabeth Hayes and Louie
Barnett. Prizes for the most interesting costumes
were presented to Elizabeth Wirtz, '32, and Ches-
ter Wirtz, '34. They were both dressed in typical
Dutch costumes. Charles Gould, '33, was given
the prize for the funniest costume.
A most interesting feature was the tenth dance,
a prize Fox-Trot. After much consideration,
Rebecca Brydon, '33, and Carlos Rankin, '31,
were awarded the prizes.
Everybody agreed that it was the most success-
ful and enjoyable dance of the year.
SENIOR PLAY "JONESY."
Marion E. Neely, '31.
Before one of the largest crowds ever assembled
for a students, production, Cristobal High School
presented the Senior play "Jonesy". Directed
and cast by Robert G. Noe, Director of Drama-
tics at the high school, the play itself was good
and the acting excellent. The cast was picked
according to type and it was a perfect job. Miss
Mary Moore, Senior Class adviser and staff spon-
sor, was also invaluable in line rehearsal and many
The cast is as follows:
Anne-the intellectual sister, Ruth Duvall.
Mildred Ellis-the jealous ex-fianc6, Marion
Mrs. Henry Jones-the hysterical mother,
First Plumber-Carlos Rankin.
Second Plumber-Demetra Lewis.
Henry Jones-the father, a prominent lawyer,
Wilbur Jones-the son "Jonesy," Jack Kelly.
Billy Morgan-the college fraternity brother
of Jonesy's, Dick Wood.
Diana Devereaux-the actress, Velma Hall.
Katie-the Irish maid, Bettina Powers.
Stanley Jackson-the business man, Harry
Mr. Silverberg-a travelling salesman, Thomas
Everyone connected with the play in any way
was thrilled to see such a large turnout. The
place was packed to the doors, not an empty seat
and many extra ones added along the sides of the
It was advertised as a good show-people came
to see one-and they got more than they asked.
From the beginning to the end every joke was
thoroughly appreciated by the audience and this
made the cast work harder than ever.
Ruth Duval, as Anne, was a knockout and
took her part perfectly. She exasperated Kate
and Billy both with her "horn-rimmed spectacles"
and her "big words." And it was only proper that
such a good character should open this side-split-
Mildred Ellis, taken by Marion Neely, tried
to put everybody in his place with her sarcasm,
and slams, but only succeeded in doing that little
thing to herself and making the audience laugh
at her every sentence. Her gold-digging ways
finally captivated Billy.
Mrs. Jones, one of the really hard parts in the
whole cast was played by Barbara Weick and her
shreiks, cries, and deep emotions from the wor-
ries of "glorious" motherhood amused the crowd
beyond words. With the "paper hangers in the
dining room" and the plumbers, and Billy and
Wilbur and the car, besides the near escape of the
dreadful "mesaliance" were only part of her
The plumbers, by Carlos Rankin and Demetra
Lewis, who get an inside view on the Jones family
and who are surprised by the treat Mrs. Jones
gave them, took their parts well, and gave their
slams to Wilbur very much as plumbers might.
Henry Jones as portrayed by Kenneth MIaurer
was a riot. A prominent lawyer "after slaving
for forty years of his life" finds out that life still
has its kicks and troubles and sins. With his
reminescences, his business engagement with
Stanley Jackscn, and with Wilbur as a son, Ken-
neth took the part and with it almost took down
the house. He had a most difficult role and
only as a member of the class of "31" could, he
was Henry Jones.
Wilbur, as the hero, acted by Jack Kelly, also
deserves much praise for his portrayal which was
excellent. Nothing more need be said, but that
he was the real hero.
Dick Wood as one of "The Morgans of De-
troit" was great, and even up to the last act, wet
and squelched-he kept the thought in your mind
that his father "shakes down about three million
dollars a year out of stoves." But he finally weak-
ens and falls for Mildred Ellis.
Diana Devereaux, the actress, was taken by a
girl who did her work so-well that one might be able
to say that she was an actress truly, instead of a
Senior. As a character, she stood out in the play
and helped to make the production such a suc-
cess as it was.
Bettina Powers, startled the folks with the Irish
brogue of the maid-Katie. This was a very
amusing part and most cleverly taken.
Stanley Jackson, the businessman, was por-
trayed by Harry Egolf. We commend the Junior
Class on loaning us such a good character, for so
unusual was this part, that Harry had to take it.
Mr. Silverberg or Tommy Pescod, the travelling
salesman, was a scream, with his odd speech and
accent. His act was one of the high spots in the
The policeman taken by Edward Conkling was
excellent. His scene with the rest and the sudden
entrance in the last act was really hard but Eddie
put it over big.
With such a good choice of characters could the
play be anything but great from the beginning?
With all the situations that arise and the com-
plications that set in, we believe it to be the best
high school play ever produced on the Isthmus.
The music department showed its generosity
and talent by playing selections between acts
and before the play started. The high school
appreciated the work Miss Elner is doing and
how she has made the orchestra such a good one
as it is.
Much credit is due Mr. Noe, Miss Moore, Mr.
Sawyer, Miss Elner and the general public for
turning out and sponsoring this play and the high
school feels that the Seniors gave you your
M.larwn E. Xecd, 'Ti.
The Carnival this year was held at Fort Davis
through the courtesy of Col. Gohn, Commanding
Officer of that Post. It was a most successful one,
and really enabled the Class of '31 to secure the
necessary money for the printing of the Caribbean.
Each class had a separate booth on the parade
grounds, and the Home Econcn.ics Department
had a refreshment stand. Also there were gypsies,
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fortune tellers and other entertainments for the
huge crowd that came to support such a great
The Revue added much to the attractions;
and the dance held in the gym was well attended.
We have to thank for the success of the Carni-
val, the following: Colonel Gohn, Captain Elson,
Captain J. M.Stewart, Mr. Robert Noe, Miss
Mary Betty Moore, Mr. W. A. Sawyers, Mr.
Robert Neely, Mr. Chas. Klunk, Mr. H. C. Davis
and also the general public and the entire personnel
of Fort Davis for their generous support.
CRISTOBAL HIGH SCHOOL DEBATING CLUB.
Celeste Clarke, '31.
The Debating Club is one of the most important
clubs of the High School. This is the third year
of its organization, and it has grown to be the
pride of the school. Due to our sponsor, Miss
Kimbro, a great deal of intellectual work is ac-
complished in this club. The meetings are held
every other Tuesday in the library.
The Debating Team of 1929-30, consisting
of Affirmative, William Harmon and Celeste
Clarke, Negative, Alice Henter and Carlos Ran-
kin, defeated Balboa's respective teams in the
first interscholastic debate held May 27, 1930.
The question, Resolved: "That the past record
of Prohibition justifies its continuance," was one
that caused a great deal of competition, and was
Due to an unnecessary disagreement in ques-
tions, no debate has yet been scheduled with Bal-
boa for this season.
President. .................... Carlos Rankin
Secretary-Treasurer........... Celeste Clarke
Librarian ..--..............-- Marion E. Neely
Chairman -............. Crawford Campbell
Sponor .. .............Miss Gladys Kimbro
Carlos Rankin, Marion Neely, Celeste Clarke,
Fabian Englander, Crawford Campbell, John
Kelly, Beverly Dunn, Thomas Murphy, Max-
ine Andrews, Ernest de la Ossa, and Joe Neilson.
C. H. S. GLEE CLUBS
THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT.
Tlrie -Neev,/ '-32.
The decision of the authorities to give a special
music teacher to the Atlantic side, has contri-
buted much to the development of the music de-
partment. Here we introduce Miss Elner, who
is talented and shows interest in every detail of
this work. She not only shows interest herself,
but tends to acquire the interest of the student too.
For the first time we have the course of Theory
and Harmony, an interesting study of the theory of
music and training of the ear for classical composi-
tions. This is really a study of harmony and theory,
combined with the course of Music Appreciation.
The orchestra is doing a great work this year,
and as interest is a very important factor in an
organization like this, Miss Elner again shows her
talent, not only in music, but in gaining the pupils'
attention. The orchestra has a third period dur-
ing school hours, but the students of that organi-
zation were not satisfied with the short time, and
agreed to met weekly an hour after school. They
have appeared at the Woman's Club, Parents'
Visiting Day at school, and also at the reception
give in honor of the Hon. Mr. Denison.
The Glee Clubs are also very important this
year, having appeared several times, and the big
event yet to come. Our operetta will show that
the local talent here is above the average. But not
only the glee clubs took interest here, but the
whole school turned out for the operetta try-
outs, and the success of the affair, we feel, now
depends largely on the cooperation of the students
with the teacher and director.
C. H. 8. ORCHESTRA
.Vlary Deanx, '352.
This year Mrs. Phyllis Spencer introduced the
Spanish Club into Cristobal High School. Much
enthusiasm has been shown by the students in
this new organization.
Mrs. Spencer's object was to see if we would be
able to obtain a chapter or auxiliary chapter in
one of the National Fraternities.
In the beginning 12 charter members were
chosen. After the Club had been organized, the
rules and regulations made, officers elected, all
pupils having an average of 90 for their 6 weeks
work nere eligible.
This Club not only gives encouragement to
pupils in their studies, but it also promotes a
friendly feeling between the Spanish and English
speaking peoples. I know that all the students
are thankful to Mrs. Spencer for organizing it,
and even if she shoulH leave I'm sure that we
would all do our best to keep up the good work
that she has started.
The officers are:
President ..-.-.................------ Mary Deans
Vice-Pres ......................-...........M argaret Davis
Secretary ..-.............. --. ...... Eleanor Reinhold
Treasurer ......... .... .........- Dona Eaton
Ayudante ......-..--........-........-Percy Lyew
FRESHMAN DRAMATIC CLUB.
JIary lirginia Hearne, '34.
The Effe Klub, which is the first Dramatic
Club in Cristobal Hi, was organized at the be-
ginning of the school year by the incoming class.
The founders thought it would be a good idea, in
order to hold the interest of the me-nbers, to
involve the meetings in secrecy and mystery and
give the club the unique name which it now bears.
This attempt at secrecy is the reason why the
uppzr classmen did not know of our club until
several months ago, when we were prepared to
present a play.
We knew that in order to draw a crowd we must
have publicity; it was then that we suddenly
revealed ourselves to the public in general.
"The Revolt", a one act comedy, was given
April 10th at the Y.W.C.A. The cast and Mrs.
Spencer deserve credit for making the play a
success and also for making enough money for
our page in "The Caribbean."
Since then the club has been studying story
telling and pantomine and the members have
shown such a remarkable interest and loyalty to-
ward the club that we hope we may be able to
carry on during our Sophomore, Junior and Senior
years, and leave as a heritage to the classes that
follow us another really worthwhile organization
in C. H. S.
THE GIRL RESERVE SUPPER CLUB.
Mlarion Neely/, '31.
The purpose of the Cristobal Girl Reserve Sup-
per Club is "To make to-morrow better than to-
Our club has thirty-five members. Regular
meetings are held once a month, as are Cabinet
meetings. One extra meeting for special activities
is generally held monthly also.
The chief interests in the Supper Club are:
Summer Camp at Morro Island.
Mid-winter Girl Reserve Conference.
Service work in the community.
Promoting school spirit.
National Girl Reserve Conference in Pennsyl-
The officers of the Club are:
Presidenl-Margaret Davis, '31.
Vice-President-Nell Wardlaw, '32.
Secretary--Mayno Bliss, '34.
Treasurer-Aloha Slocum, '31.
Other Cabinet officers are:
Marion Neely, '31.
Gladys Bliss, '32.
Alicia Thirlwall, '32.
Maxine Andrews, '33.
O. G. A. CLUB
0. G. A.
.l ,i ,,i, l'. .. ,'e ., '!1.
Order of Gregg Artists was organized in Cris-
tobal High School, the first of its kind on the
Isthmus. Its purpose is to develop the interest
in shorthand among lthe advanced comnnercial
students. The club is in connection with the
"Gregg Writers" and the members have partici-
pated in contests in that magazine.
The officers of this club are:
5Mar1,n I. Neelv
ss I elen T. Patterson
Other members arc: Iugenia McLain, Marie
Kleefkens, Celeste ( larke I Pwell. Nlariaret
)Davis, Ruth Duval, and Dorothy Wirtz.
THE BOYS' ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
Char/c-. e., od, '33.
The Boys' Athletic Association of 1950-,1
has been one of the most successful organizations
in school this year. The first meeting was held
September 14, 1930, in which one hundred I boys
The election of officers was the most important
incident of the meeting. The officers elected were
President ........ Thomas Pescod
I ire-President Randolnh W\jkinestad
Ra mond \ill
. l Edward Conkling
The organization is under the chief athletic
coach, Mr. Johnson, who has to this day handled
the bhoys to perfection.
It has been for the first time in Cristobal Hilgh
School that a B.A. A. has been under rules and
by-laws, or in other words, a constitution. In
all the activities that Cristobal has competed
against Balboa they have made a wonderful
showing w which, of course, most of the credit
should lIe given to the coaches: Johnson. I ackett.
Vinton, and Seiler.
The B..\ A. AofCristobal Iligh School wishes to
express its gratitude to the new men teachers
of Cristobal ligh for the work they spent in de-
veloping good athletic teams. and hope that they
will be here in Cristobal the coming year.
GIRLS' ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
Elizabeth Hayes, '34.
The Girls' Athletic Association of Cristobal
High School of 1930-31 has just completed one of
the most successful seasons in girls' sports that
it has known for years. The Association of forty
members holds its meetings weekly under the
supervision of Miiss Barbara Bailey, the girls'
coach. The following were elected officers: Velma
Hall, President: Gladys Bliss, Vice-President;
Dorothy Birkeland, secretary; and Elizabeth
Emblems are awarded to the girls who earn
them. At the end of the year the school letter
of purple and gold is awarded to those having the
required number of emblems. The girls feel that
the Association has done much toward their suc-
cess in sports and hope that it will be even more
successful in the coming year
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We can consider our third year of
soccer a very successful one even
though we did lose the pennant to
Balboa. Many of the last year's play-
ers were again on the team of '51.
The team this year was composed oft
the following players:
E. Conklini, Goalkeeper
R. Wood, R. Fullback
K. Maurer, L. Fullback
T. Pescod (Capt.), C. Halfback
C. Rankin, L. Halfback
M. Wheeler, R. Halfback
R. W il.m.. .t1. L. E.
B. Hackett, L. Forward
C. Pescod, C. Forward
M. Marchosky, R. Forward
T. Rankin. R. E.
R. Will, R. Forward
A. Forstrom, L. Forward
W. Chochez, Goalkeeper
J. Gelabert, Goalkeeper
Our first game was played November
8, 1930, on our home grounds and we
were successful in holding the strong
Balboa team to a 5-5 tie. We held
our owni during the first half of the
game, but they led us 2-0 at the end.
T. Pescod, our captain, shifted from
the defense to the offensive line and
from then on it was our game or no-
body's game. Fields. Dew and De la
Pena made all of the goals for Balboa,
whiile T. Pescod made two and C.
Pescod made the other goal for our
side. The whole team played a good
game and the five men in the defense
line should be given a great deal of
credit for their wonderful work in
keeping the ball down in Balboa's
territory during the latter part of the
The second game was played at
Balboa the following week and we
came out on the long end of the score
5-4. It was anybody's game right up
to the last whistle. At the end of the
first half, the score was 2-3 in favor
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of Balboa. Both our goals were kicked
by C. Pescod during the first hall and
he also added another one in the last
hall while the other two were made
ty T. Pescod and T. Rankin. D)ur-
ing tile second half the Balboa players
found that they had run against a
stone wall, because our defense only let
one hall get through for a goal. R.
Wood and K. Mlaurer played a grad
game at fullbacks. They continually
kept sending the [ball down the fielt
on long distance flights. R. \Viking-
stad and B. Hackett played a tlne
game on the offensive itle.
The third game was altogether a1
different type of game. Bialboa came
over here with revenge in their eyes.
They beat us 11-4. They out-played
us in all stages of the game and during
the first half made seven goals to our
one. But during the second half wxc
held our own, they made four goals
and we made three. There \\ere no
individual stars in this game hibt loe
Satterio and M. Dew of Balllbo need
special mention because tlhexy scored
four and three goals respectively.
(Our goals were made by T. Pcscod--
2. T. Rankin-1, and At. Hackett- 1.
The last and final game of tie series'
was played on Balboa's ground w here
they proved they were superior to us
in this game by defeating us )( 2.
At the end of half game the score ,as
4-2 in B1alboa's fa or. They made
their goals on passes from Booth to
Fields, and Fields also made itio nice
shots from the corner s of the lie'd.
T. Pescod made one goda on .1 pass
from T. Rankin. During the sec ond
half of the game neither team scored
till the last five minutes of pli:y. Dur-
ing the first twenty-five minutes of
this half mian times both teams came
within scoring distance tbut they lacked
tile punch that was necessary. There
will be many new faces in the line-up
for next year because the following
players will leave school in June; R.
Wood. K. Malurer. E. Coklding, T.
Pescod, C. Rankin. 1. lackett, and R.
BASI' I\l L,
Our liasIeball season started off withi
i bang. Mr. ohnson, lour coach,
.ailed for candidates from all of tilhe
:lasses in High School and thirty-
six fellows answered tie call. FIour
caiis were organized t t find out what
kind of material there were, from
which lie could pick a team. Aft. er a
'ek% games the following players were
picked to rereesent Cristobal High
School against Balboa H igh and also
in the Tw\ilight League:
T. Pescod C. Pescod
R- WiVkingstad 11. Egolf
B. Satders 1. Ebdon
MI. Marchosky R. Wood
E. Conkling K. Maurer
The first game of tlie Cristbal
Highi School series was played on our
home ground Saturday, Januilary 17.
1951. We won tile came Ib downing
Balboa 10-5. This was the first
a.ine we have won from them iin three
ears. Loose fielding on the part of
thie Balboa team aud slugging by the
boys from Cristolal featured the game.
K'lii Miaurer, on the mound for Cris-
toblal had things pretty much his own
miay during the game. Hisl team gave
him an early lead to work on and
tielded well behind hiim. Ml.iurer
struck out nine batters anid allo ed
but five scattered hit-.
Vien, the Balboa txwier, allowed
ten hits and fanned nine Ibatters. He
had trouble control!incg his curve bail.
walking four batltis and hitting tio.
C. Pescod was the hitting. star of the
game getting four htis out ofl lie li nm'
at b:it. Stotdner's three ,ase hit in the
third inning w s. tlie lonu est hit iif tile
InI the first inning V 1I walked
killing the bases. With Maurer at
bat, Egolf stole second only to find tliit
one of his team-mates was there ahead
of him. Wertz wsas on third at the
time and he tried to draw the throw
to save Egolf. In this he was success-
ful, but he had to sacrifice himself to
save the other runner.
The Balboa team made eight errors,
four of which were charged to D.
Stoudner. Dick is usually a depend-
able fielder, but he was way off form.
Errors accounted for the three runs
scored by Balboa, not one of the runs
The fielding masterpiece of the
game was made by C. Pes-od in the
fifth inning when he went over the
left field foul line to take De la Pena's
long foul fly.
We started the ball rolling in the
first half of the first, scoring four runs
on three hits and two walks. We
added two more in the last of the second
on two hits. Neither team scored
again until the seventh and in that
inning Balboa broke the ice making
three counters on two hits. We finish-
ed the game the way we started by
making four runs in the eighth inning.
The second game of the series was
played January 24, at Balboa Stadium.
We got the surprise of our life when
we came out with the short end of the
score. They beat us 7-6.
A double to left field in the tenth
inning by Vien sent De La Pena across
the plate for the winning run.
Vien of Balboa, and C. Pescod of
Cristobal walked seven men apiece.
Vien was touched for nine hits while
his team-mates made six errors. Cris-
tobal committed five errors while
Pescod allowed six hits.
Neither team scored in the first
inning. In the first of the second we
pushed our first tally across the plate
on a single, a wild pitch and a passed
ball. Again in the third we scored on
one error and a double. Warwick
walked to start the third for Balboa,
stole second and came home on an er-
ror by the catcher. Runs in the fourth,
fifth and sixth and eighth innings fin-
ished scoring for us. Balboa woke up
in the fourth by scoring two runs. C.
Pescod was wild giving two bases on
balls and hitting one man. Two errors
and a biae on balls netted two more
runs for Balboa in the seventh and one
more run was made in the eighth.
Both teams failed to score in the
ninth. Three men faced Vien in the
tenth: one struck out and the other
two flied out. Specht and McGroarty
fanned in the last half the tenth. With
two down De la Pena reached first
on T. Pescod's error and "Barrel"
Vien, the Balboa portsider, won his
own game by doubling to left.
Both teams played good baseball
during the entire game. Stoudner
accepted ten chances without a boot
at shortstop. T. Pescod accepted nine
chances at third making one error, but
he also made there spectacular catches.
For the first time in three years we
have been able to capture the flag
from Baoa in bablseball. By defeat-
ing the Balboa Hi team in the final
game of the series on their own field
by the score of 7-4 we have won the
right to claim the flag.
Two portsiders were opposed to
each other when hostilities began. Vien,
for Balboa, and Maurer for Cristobal.
Vien failed to go the entire distance
being knocked out of the box in the
eighth frame. Maurer was touched
for ten hits but he showed rare form
when men were on bases.
T. Pescod, our captain, was a tower
of strength to our team. Besides hit-
ting the ball for a trio of safeties he
also stole four bases. R. Wood, of
Cristobal, collected the only extra base
hit of the game when he clouted a long
triple to right in the fifth session.
Barkhurst led the attack for the
Balboa team, getting three hits. D.
Stoudner played an unusually good
game at short accepting nine chances
without a bobble.
ATLANTIC SIDE TWILIGHT LEAGUE
This year the Cristobal Hi School
entered a team in the Twi.ight League.
During the first half they won 12 and
lost 2 for an average of .857.
The results of the games are as fol-
score of 9-4. He got a triple and a
home run out of three times to bat.
T. Pescod allowed five hits and also
walked five men. We got eight hits
off of Sudati, an old Navy pitcher.
Jan. 19. We collected eleven hits
for twelve runs off the offerings of
Griner and Eberenz. T. Pescod allowed
five hits, struck out eight and did not
walk a single man. J. Ebdon and T.
Pescod each got three out of four,
while K. Maurer got a long triple to
Jan. 22. Ken Maurer set the team
from DeLesseps back 18-0. We scored
12 runs in the second inning. Ken
was in perfect form. Not a man on
the DeLesseps was able to hit him for
even a scratch hit. Only one man
reached first base and this was a walk.
This is the first no-hit, no-run game
this season. Wertz, Marchoskv, C.
Pescod, and Egolf each parked one
across the street for a home run.
Jan. 26. This game was a pitch-
ing duel between K. Maurer and C.
Will of the United Fruit Co. That is
up till the seventh inning when we
scored nine runs on seven hits. Mandi
lows: with a double and a homer led the
Dec. 15. We won the opening High School sluggers. Maurer allow-
game of the Twilight League by de- ed only three hits and fanned six. C.
eating the United Fruit Co. to the
tune of 7-4. Maurer allowed them Pescod robbed Ed. Lowande of a home
only four hits while the Hi School was run when he crossed the street to gather
making seven off C. Will. This is a in his bid for a hit. The scorewas 10-3.
Dec In thisgame C. Pescod Jan. 29. We again lost to the Au-
Dec. 18. In this game C. Pescod
made his debut as a pitcher in the tomats the only team able to defeat
Twilight League. We beat DeLesseps us during the first half of the Twi-
by the score of 8-1. Wood and Egolf light League. They beat us 1-0. They
hit home runs. scored when Marchosky failed to touch
Dec. 22. Ken Maurer in this game
with the Post Office allowed only one Trout coming home; thinking it was
hit while his team mates were scoring two down he threw to first. C. Pescod
six runs on four hits that they got allowed six hits and walked, home.
off of Daily of the Clerks. Maurer Feb. 1. The Postal Clerks sure
fanned 11 of the Postal players. e
Dec. 29. Behind the pitching of gave us the surprise of our life when
T. Pescod we beat the R. F. A. by the they came within one run of tying us
score of 6-3. Besides pitching a good in the last game of the first half. We
game he led us in the hitting honors by 3. he got one
getting two out of three. Tom allowedinally eat them They got one
them five hits and whiffed five men. hit off of C. Pescod and we only got
Jan. 5. We lost our first game of three hits off of Daily. R. 'W iing-
the season to the Automats when they stad made two of the three hits off of
defeated us 7-6. They scored three Dai, but the Clerks made six errors.
runs in the last inning. Ken Maurer a
on the mound for us fanned twelve SECOND HALF OF THE LEAGUE
telephone men and allowed twelve Feb. 4. We opened the second half
hits. Wertz for the Hi School got 2
hits out of 2 trips to the plate. of the Twilight League by defeating
Jan. 8. We again succeeded in the Post Office to the tune of 17-2. C.
defeating the Fruit Co. and this time Pescod allowed them one hit, he
by the score of 2-0. C. Pescod allow- struck out 11. During this game we
ed them three hits and walked four.
He also got two hits out of three trips stole eleven bases and T. Pescod got
to the plate, one of them being a triple, four of them. T. Pescod and C. Pescod
Jan. 12. C. Pescod only allowed connected for double.
the Postal Clerks one hit. We got four
hits off of Daily and six runs. Daily Feb. 10. The R. & F. A. took us
struck out fourteen and Pescod whiffed in by the score of 9-2. We could only
eleven. T. Pescod got two hits one get two hits off of Griner and these
of them being a double with the bases came in the last inning, The game
Jan. 15. Wertz led the High School was fine for about three or four innings
when we heat the Automats by the and then they began to get on Tommy.
Paine for the R. & F. A. hit one of
Tom's fast balls for a home run.
Feb. 12. We finally came out of our
losing streak by beating the Auto-
mats 16-0. We made sixteen runs on
sixteen hits. R. Wikingstad making
four out of the sixteen. T. Pescod
and K. Maurer each connected for a
Feb. 18. Maurer turned the Ba-
nanamen back by the score of 6-3.
Mauler allowed seven hits, walked
one batter, while we got seven hits
of Will and he also walked five men.
Maurer also led the High School for
hitting honors, getting two out of three.
Feb. 20. We held the strong
R. & F. A. team to a 4-4 tie for eight
innings before the game was called on
account of darkness. C. Pescod, our
vest pocket edition, pitched the whole
game for us allowing the Checkers
six hits. J. Ebdon made two hits
out of three times at bat.
Feb. 24. Ken Maurer, blanked the
Automats by fhe score of 9-0. They only
got two hits, while Maurer struck out
eight and walked one, Pierce and Kelly
allowed the High School five hits. They
made three errors of which two were
charged to Al. Days. R. Wood carried
off the hitting honors of the day.
Mar. 3. We trounced the R. &
F. A. by the score of 12-7. We col-
lected a dozen hits off of Griner and
they got eight off C. Pescod. They
also made an even dozen errors while
we made four. R. Wood held the hit-
ting honors of the day, getting threg
out of four trips to the plate, one gone
for a homer.
Mar. 5. We again were able to
trounce the Automats and this ti.ne
by the score of 12-1. Ken Maurer
allowed four scattered hits, striking
out eight. He was a little wild, walk-
ing five men. C. Pescod was the
hitting star of the game. He got two
homers iu two consecutive times at
bat. T. Pescod also connected with one
of Pierce's fast ones for a home run.
Mar. 7. The United Fruit Co.
again sent us down to defeat by the
score of 7-1. We got three hits off of
Daily while they made seven runs
on nine hits off Maurer. R. Wik-
ingstad made three hits for C. H. S.
Mar. 10. The United Fruit Co.
set us back a frame when they defeated
us by the score of 5-4. C. Pescod allow-
ed five hits and walked two and Will
allowed us three hits and fanned nine
of our men. He also hit a homer with
one on in the second inning. C. Pes-
cod and T. Pescod each got a triple.
Mar. 14. The R. & F. A. handed
us another defeat and this time by
the score of 5-3. K. Maurer allowed
the "Dock Rats" only five hits and
at the same time we only got five hits
Sunday, March 22d, we beat the
United Fruit Company in the final
game of the series by the tune of 4-3.
We only got three hits off Dailey,
the Fruit Co. pitcher, but two of
these went for extra bases. Maurer
and Conkling and Marchosky are the
last three men in the batting order.
During the most of the season it has
been the first four and five men get-
ting all of the hits. The fielding was
ragged on both sides. They only got
five hits off Maurer. By winning this
game we took the title of the Atlantic
Side Twilight League Champions.
We held our annual Track Meet
against B.H.S., April 11, 1931, at the
Balboa Stadium. The final score was
39 to 38 in our favor. Hurrah for us.
Balboa High has been practicing for
the past month, while we were no-
tified that we were going to run against
Balboa only the Tuesday before the
meet. I. Dietzer and D. Wood were
the individual stars of the meet. Wood
making 15Y4 points and Dietzer mak-
ing 141, totaling thirty out of our
thirty-nine points. Moise de la Pena
made 10 points for Balboa High. In
the 50-yd. dash J. Dietzer made it in
5 315 seconds, and in the 100-yd
dash R Wood m rte it in 10 3-5 seconds.
F. Banan made a new High School
record in the running high jump. He
made 5'9" for the new record, the
old one being 5'6". The result of the
meet is as follows:
1. J. Dietzer (C) 53-5.
2. M. de la Pena (B).
3. R. Wood (C).
1. J. Donbrosky (B) 42'113/
2. R. \Wood (C).
3. T. Pe;-od (C).
1. F. Birch (B) 2.18 1-5.
2. C. Pescod (C).
3. R. Cleveland (C).
1. J. Dietzer (C) 24.
2. M. de la Pena (B).
3. C. Rankin (C).
Won by Cristobal Team. 1.41 4-5.
R. Wood, M. Marchosky, C. Rankin
The result of our inter-class meet
in track events held at Fort Davis on
April 9 is as follows:
1. Wood 10 4-5.
1. C. Pescod 2:37 4-5.
1. Deitzer 6.
Running Broad Jump
1. T. Pescod, 16.11.
2. Wood, 16.4.
3. Hackett, 16.
1. Deitzer, 28 2-5.
1. Pescod, 39.10.
2. Wood, 39.9.
3. Conkling 39.8.
Out of a total of sixty-four points
the Senior Class took forty-five of
those points with three first places,
five seconds, and five third places.
The Juniors, who took second place,
had thirteen points, all made by the
same runner. J. Deitzer took two
first places and one second place.
The individual high score men of the
meet were D. Wood '31 who made 14
points and J. Deitzer '32 who made 13
points for his class.
This was a new sport that was in-
troduced into this school this year
and though we lost to Balboa we put
up a very stiff fight. They beat us
about 12 points. C. Pescod, our Cap-
tain, was the player with the lowest
score. The teams were as follows:
84 THE CARIBBEAN
The first game was. played at the
Gatun Golf Club, and the second
game which never did materialize
was supposed to be played on the
This year a lot of interest was taker
in swimming. Four teams were formed
to see what material they had to pick a
first string swimming team. The four
teams were the "Eels", "Shrimps",
"Baracudas", and the "Blue Streaks";
The following members were on the
H. Smith-c B. Hackett-c
FOOTBALL. T. Pescod E. Conkling
Mr. Johnson, our athletic super- C. Kariger J. Sinclair
visor, and also the most popular teach- E. Berger J. Kelly
er in High School, tried his luck in the L. Cotton C. Berger
line of football in this school. He had J. Nielson T. Murphy
the Seniors and Sophomores, play H. Lee V. Davis
against the Freshmen and Juniors. C. Campbell R. Will
The Seniors won the first game 12-0. Baracuida Blue Slreakr
Wood and T. Pescod both crossed the C. Campbell-c C. Rankin-c
line for a touchdown in the first quarter. B. Hollowell H. Egolf
C. Pescod and J. Dietzer both played J. Lockwood F. Washabough
an exceptionally good game for the A. Forstrom C. Pescod
Juniors and Frosh. M. Wheeler B. Wheeler
We played another game and again C. Horine M. Marchosky
the Seniors were victorious 6-0. In B. Dunn R. Wood
the last minute of play T. Pescod A. Lyew R. Wikingstad
catches a long forward pass from D. The "Blue Streaks" won the meet,
Wood. He was instantly tackled by but much competition was shown in the
R. \V.I.,,,.t ,.1 but he fell across the different races. B. Hackett won the
line for the winning points. Wood diving, and C. Rankin came in second.
missed the kick after the goal. The following men were picked from
this group to represent C. H. S.
against their rivals, B. H. S.
C. Rankin-c '31 C. Kariger '32
H. Smith '33 H. Egolf'32
B. Hackett '31 B. Hollowell '34
I. Kelly '31 C. Campbell '31
F. Washabough'34 C. Berger '34
Saturday, April 25, Balboa High
School walked away with the meet,
'hat is in points. They made 49Y4,
while we made 412 points. But some
of the races given by our boys were
real close and made the Balboa boys
fight all the harder for their points.
B.H.S. has three boys Brewerton,
Wood, and Westendorf who expect
to take part in the Olympics in 1932.
The result of the swimming meet
between C.H.S. and B.H.S. was as
1. J. Wood (B).
2. W. Walston (B).
3. B. Brown (B).
Time 25 flat.
This was a close race all the way
from the start to the finish between
J. Wood and Win. Walston. If Wals-
ton would stop smoking and put in
some strenuous practice, I believe
that Wood would not have a chance.
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86 THE CARIBBEAN
1. L. Morgan (B).
2. T. Dryden (B).
3. R. Quinn (B).
This was Dryden's race till almost
to the finish line, when all of a sudden
L. Morgan gave a sudden sprint that
brought her across the line just a stroke
ahead of Dryden. R. Quinn was not
very far behind either of the two
1. W. Grant (B).
2. J. Wood (B).
3. A. Peterson (B).
Time, 1 3-5.
This was anybody's race until the
very end. Going across the pool both
Grant and Wood looked like one per-
son because they were in perfect uni-
son and A. Peterson was right on their
heels and it was not until the last
moment that Grant was able to
pull ahead of Wood.
1. H. Hearne (B).
2. J. Halderman (B).
3. S. Pyle (B).
This was H. Hearne's race from the
very start. She has a wonderful smooth
stroke that takes her through the
water in a very short time for a girl.
Both J. Halderman and S. Pyle de-
serve credit for their swimming.
1. W. Westendorf (B).
2. B. Onderdonk (B).
3. R. Romig (B).
Westendorfwas superior in all stages
of this race. It looked like he had
something that he was pulling on and
every time he came out of the water
he used to gain a great deal. Washa-
bough swam a good race for us, but
it was not good enough even to take
1. H. Brewerton (B).
2. J. Smith (B).
3. C. Hirsh (B).
Brewerton was the only one in this
race. He was resting when the race
was over. Smith and Hirsh were
lighting it out with Campbell and H.
Smith of the Gold Side. They just
had a little too much practice, or we
did not have enough, that is the main
reason we did not take a place in this
race, but Harvey Smith with a little
more training will be breaking lines in
swimming races with the best of them.
1. T. Dryden (B).
2. R. Quinn (B).
3. V. Hall (Cris.)
Time, 43 flat.
Balboa entered two men (I mean
girls) in this race, but if they had en-
tered another she would have had to
been pretty good to take a place. This
was one of the closest races of the day.
Tho' Balboa took two places, V. Hall
of Cristobal was right on their heels
and making them do their best to
beat her. Better luck next time, Hall.
1. B. Crandall (B).
2. J. Wood (B).
3. B. Hollowell (C).
Young B. Hollowell of the Fresh-
man class of Cristobal showed his metal
when he took third place in this event.
B. Crandall took first and J. Wood was
right behind him, but Bill Hollowell
was just a few inches behind Wood.
There was not ten inches difference
between Crandall and Hollowell. B.
Hollowell has three more years of
High School, so Balboa High better
watch their step.
1. G. Wahl (B).
2. E. Van Clief (B).
3. J. Halderman (B).
Time, 37 flat.
Wahl was in a class by herself. She
did not have much competition, but
the race was between Van Clief, Hal-
derman, and Kleefkins of Cristobal.
But again luck was against us because
both Van Clief and Halderman took
second and third respectively.
This race was a dead heat and the
points were split. Our break came
when Smith of Balboa took it into his
head to swim crooked. We took ad-
vantage of this break and Carlos, our
last swimmer, came into a dead heat
with Joe Wood of Balboa.
Neely, E. Dryden
Bliss, M. Hearne
Bliss, G. Quinn
Balboa again showed her superiority,
by defeating us by nearly a half lap.
A team to represent the High School
was picked to play the Apprentice
Boys from the Dry Docks. The fol-
lowing made the team:
T. Pescod '31 H. Smith '33
C. Pescod '33 B. Hackett '31
R. Wikingstad '32 K. Maurer '31
D. Wood '31 L. O'Rourke '31
J. Deitzer '32 B. Dunn '32
E. Conkling '31 T. Rankin '33
T. Murphy '32
On the very first play in the first
quarter we took the ball over for the
only touchdown of the game. T.
Pescod made a nice run behind the in-
terference of O'Rourke, Hackett,
Maurer and Dietzer. Many a time
both teams were under the shadows
of their own goal posts, but then the
opposing team held like a stone wall.
This was the last game we were allow-
ed to play because it was thought to be
too strenuous of a game to be played
between the Balboa and Cristobal
On February 1, 1931, our tennis
team composed of the following players:
M. Wheeler, C. Campbell, A. Lyew,
H. Roos, A. Forsstrom, F. Englander
and J. Lockwood was defeated by the
Balboa High Tennis Team. Balboa
won all five of the matches. The
results were as follows:
No. 1 Singles
W. Maduro (Balboa) defeated M.
Wheeler (Cristobal) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.
No. 2 Singles
D. Stoudner (Balboa) defeated C.
Campbell (Cristobal) 6-1, 6-1.
No. 3 Singles
D. Morales (Balboa) defeated A.
Lyew (Cristobal) 8-6, 6-2.
No. 1 DoubleJ
Sanford and Delvalle (Balboa) de-
feated Englander and Forsstrom (Cris-
tobal) 6-3, 6-2.
No. 2 Doubles
Booth and Grant (Balboa) defeated
Roos and Lockwood (Cristobal) 7-5,
The second games of the series was
played at France Field, February 7.
C. Pescod was the only one to win a
Eir. 1I-ac keli f
fl. \,j h e ei e
T. Pe c o4
C. Pescod (C) defeated Delvalle
(B) 6-1. 6-2.
W. Maduro (B) defeated T. Pescod
(C) 6-4, 6-4.
M1. Sanford (B) defeated M. Wheeler
(C) 4-6,. 6-2, 6--2.
In the doubles the first set was won
bv Cristobal 6-2 and the second and
third sets by Balboa 6-3. 6-4. For
Cristobal C. Campbell and A. Lyew
played and Balboa was represented
by M. Dew and C. Morales.
The second double match was won
by Balboa also, the Pacific Siders win-
ning a love set in the first and rain
halting the next set, with Cristobal
leading 3-1. Lockwood and Roos
for Cristobal. and Grant and Booth
played for Balboa.
We started our handball season off
with a bang. We held elimination feated I. Huff 25-23 (B), 21-13 (C).
tournaments to see who would re- and 21-14 (C All three of these men
present Cristobal High in the inter- deserve winning. T. Pescod and M.
scholastic games and the following Wheeler, after losing the first game,
boys were picked. For singles: T. came back to win the last two and the
Pescod, C. Pescod and M. Wheeler; set. C. Pescod outplayed A. Hele
and for doubles: R. Wikingstad and in all departments of the game.
M. Marchosky making one team and In the doubles we beat them. T.
T. Rankin and E. Conkling the other. Rankin and E. Conkling won their
Saturday, April 18, Balboa High double set in two straight sets. 21-13
came over to the Gold Side and were (C). and the second set 21-17 (Ci.
defeated four out of five sets. R.
Wikingstad and M. Marchoskv losing The second game of the series were
to J. Piera and Barkhurst. 21-15 played at Balboa Playshed. Saturday.
(B); 13-21 (C); and 21-18 (B). Mlav 9. In this we were successful
In the singles T. Pescod beat 1. in beating B.H.S. in five straight sets.
Pierera 4-21 (B); 21-11 (C); and 21-16 T. Pescod defeated J. Lapiera 21-7 and
(C). C. Pescod defeated A. Hel6 21-14 21-8; C. Pescod beat A. Hele two
(C); and the second game he won by straight games 21-16 and 21-14; IM.
the score of21-17 (C). M. Wheeler who Wheeler also won two straight games
played our third game of singles de- from M. Huff 21-16 and 21-15. In
'P.% ). ,7
A. Fov s"t o m
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doubles E. Conkling and T. Pescod
beat J. Dombrosky and D. Bark-
hurst 16-21, 21-4, and 21-9. C. Pes-
cod and R. Wlingstand defeat M. Dew
and M. Sanford 21-12 and 21-13.
We now hold the Interscholastic
Championship in Handball.
On Saturday, May 16, 1931, the.
C. H. S. basketball team defeated
B. H. S. on our home floor by the
score of 26-12. Our team is made up
of the following players "Seniors"-
T. Pescod, E. Conking, and D. Wood:
"Juniors"-R. Wikirgstad, H. Egolf,
and J. Ebdon; "Sophorrores"-C.
Pescod, and M. Marchosky.
Cristobal played a very fine game
during the second half, but during the
first half just played on a par with
Balboa. During the first quarter
Balboa made three field goals, the
only field goals they made during the
game The other six points they got
were on foul shots. Cristobal High
School only made two field goals dur-
ing the first quarter. The score at
the end of the quarter was Balboa-6;
Cristobal-4. In the second quarter,
the score was Balboa-88 Cristobal-6.
Things looked pretty black, but that
two points is not much to hold at only
a half game.
During the third quarter Cristobal
made 12 points while Balboa was
making but five. The "Four Horse-
men," T. Pescod, C. Pescod, E.
Conkling, and D. Wood finally came
to life and with the help of STONE-
WALL JACKSON, Harry Egolf, we
held them so that they could not score
another field goal on us.
E. Conkling was the high point
scorer, making ten points in the course
of the game, while T. Pescod was
gathering eight. H. Egolf played a
find game on the defense. R. Wik-
ingstad went in for E. Conkling dur-
ing the second quarter and played a
good game while he remained.
Saturday. May 23, 1931, we journey-
ed over to Balboa to play the return
game of basketball. We won by the
tune of 31-17. We were never be-
hind. Another championship title
for Cristobal High! We scored two
field goals right off the handle and
at the end of the first quarter the
score was 6-2. Pescod-6 and B.H.S.
During the second quarter R. Wiking-
stad was sent into the game in the
place of E. Conkling. He can fill in
this place at center very well since he
has been under the coaching of Mr.
Vinton, our basketball coach. In this
quarter we both made two field golds.
making the s-ore to the end of the
half 10-6 in favor of Cristobal High.
During the next half of the game
we made 21 points while Balboa was
having a hard time making seven
points. Again "Stonewall Jackson"
showed that he was an equal to any
occasion that came up before him.
Many a time he broke up plays that
might have turned irto points. C.
Pescod couldn't be stopped in this
game. He was everywhere at once
and he sure could drop them, making
seven field goals for a total of four-
teen points. The "Four Horsemen"
and "Stonewall Jackson" formed a
defense that was hard to break. There
was a report that B.H.S.'s defense
was almost impregnable, but look
what we did to it. For two games we
scored 57 points while they were scor-
ing only 29. We almost doubled their
number of points. This was the first
time that Balboa High School has
been defeated in five years in the
annual contests with Cristohal High
School. Champions at last!
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Velma Hall, '31.
Well, our sports this year were greeted with
muchh" enthusiasm. The Freshmen turned out
almost 100%. The Upper classmen also turned
out to aid the younger girls. We have had a very
successful year and we all feel that without the
help of Miss Bailey we would not have had one.
To reward the girls, Miss Bailey gave them em-
blems for each sport. All those taking part in
inter-class teams and inter-class games received
This year Miss Bailey, our worthy
coach, started the girls volley ball
season off with a bang. Class teams
competed for the school championship
There was a great deal of enthusiasm
and class spirit created which this
school certainly needs. The Fresh-
men won the school championship
much to the "Senior's disgust.
Thirty girls attended practice and
played with class teams through the
Inter-class Tournament. These girls
were awarded Volley Ball emblems
of purple and gold felt.
Miss Bailey then picked the stars
from all the class teams and those were
sent to compete with Balboa for the
Inter-school championship. Those who
made the team were: Gladys Bliss
(Capt.), Celeste Clarke, Dorothy Birke
land, Ruth Pickett, Marion Neely,
Elizabeth Hayes, Elsie Neely, Velma
Hall, Betty Stetler, Jean Pruit, and
Mary Clark. The first series of
the season was played in Balboa on
November 8. This set was won by the
Balboans, two games out of three.
The second game of the season was
played here in Cristobal Playshed on
November 15. The outstanding star
was Elizabeth Hayes, a Freshman.
Cristobal won two games in a row,
eliminating the third.
The third and deciding series of the
season was played at the Ancon Play-
shed on November 22. Both teams
were in good fighting condition, and a
very exciting game was played. Every-
one on the team played splendidly,
and, as a result, Cristobal High School,
which since 1926 has taken a licking
from Balboa in every sport, beat their
unconquered rivals and now Cristobal
High School Girl's Volley Ball Team
holds the Isthmian Championship.
A strenuous week of basket ball
practise followed our victorious vol-
ley ball series. The first game was
played at Balboa and ended disas-
trously. We were swamped 20 fo 4.
Our team was composed of the follow-
ing players: Forwards-Elizabeth
Haves and Rebecca Bryden, Centers-
Gladys Bliss and Velma Hall. Guards-
Mildred Owen and Celeste Clarke.
The substitutes included Betty Stetler,
Elsie Neely, Alice Gormerly, and
The second battle was played at
Cristobal and the tables were turned.
The game was close and see-sawed
until the last two minutes of play when
"Sis" Hayes and "Becky" Bryden
brought us victory by looping a basket
apiece and placing the final outcome
at 13-11. We needed this game and
fought to the last gasp.
A toss-up-and the God of Chance
willed the deciding game to be played
on our home floor. This game turned
out to be the best played of the series.
"Sis" Haves, our diminutive forward,
was the outstanding player of the
morning. Our passwork functioned
brilliantly all through the game, and
"Sis," was fed the ball consistently.
This, coupled with her remarkable
accuracy in shooting, enabled her to
win for us a total of eighteen points,
which represent all the points made
by our team. The final outcome was
18 to 15.
The Balboa girls played hard all
through the series. Mary Louise Grif-
fen, Ella Jones, and Agnes Tonneson
were the leading Balboa basketeers.
For Cristobal "Sis" Hayes, and
"Beckie" Eryden were always in the
Thus ended a remarkable bacsket-
ball season and after the jolt of our
20 to 4 defeat in Balboa we settled
down and practised earnestly under
the direction of M!iss Barbara Bailey.
Our baseball practise was started
after the ending of basketball season.
As we did not have enough girls to
compete in Inter-class games, we
rigged up an Upper and Lower class
team. The girls practised every week
under the supervision of Miss Bailey,
aided by our Captain, Ruth Casto.
The first game was played in Balboa
on a Saturday. The lineup was as
follows: Catcher-Rebecca Bryden,
Pitcher-Gladys Bliss; First base-
Velma Hall; Second base-Mable
Jean Bliss; Third base--Betty Stetler;
Right field-Ruth Casto (Capt.) and
left field-Elizabeth Hayes. The
girls played hard, but Balboa's team
defeated them 26 to 12.
The next week the Y.W.C.A. had
their annual Conference in Panama.
Many of the girls on our team went,
thus leaving the remaining girls to
try to hold up C.H.S.'s standard.
This second team, composed of
Catcher-Ruth Casto; Pitcher-
Gladys Bliss; First base-Velma Hall;
Second base-Victoria Hollowell; third
base-Helen Leach; Right field-
Dorothy Birkeland; and left field-
Mildred Owen, practised hard, but
when the game with Balboa came the
next week, it also met its Waterloo.
The Balboans put in a pitcher who
seemed to wreck our team. The final
score ended 16 to 4, a disastrous game
This was our first defeat, and believe
us, we felt it.
The next sport to be taken up was
tennis. Because of our victory over
Balboa in Volley Balland Basket Ball,
the girls settled down to some hard
practice in tennis. There were Inter-
class games, and then the big play off.
Those who made the team were the
following: Ann Powers (Capt.) for
singles. Elizabeth Hayes and Velma
Hall for doubles, and the substitutes
were Mabel Jean Bliss, Gladys Bliss
and Jean Pruit.
In our first game with Balboa over
there, Ann lost the singles to Mary
Louise Griffin by 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.
It was beautiful tennis and fun to
watch asthegirls wereevenly matched.
The doubles team fared better. Doris
Stroop and Ella Jones, of Balboa, were
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defeated by a score of 6-1. 4-6, 6-1.
The next game was played here. In
order that Balboa would not lose the
doubles Mary Louise Griffin and Doris
Stroop were put in to play against our
same double team. Once again we
showed them which was the better
team. Elizabeth and Veima cleaned
up by a score of 2-6, 8-6, 8-6. Our
Worthy Anne showed up Francis
Avers by defeating her in two sets
Thus we won the doubles and stood
a very good chance of winning the
singles. So, when the next game came.
Anne and the rooters traveled to the
other side and there watched Anne
defeat Mary Louise by 6--4, 5-7,
6-0. Rah, for oui side! Winners of
About the first of April the girls
started practicing for the swimming
meet which was to be held in the
Washington Pool on April 25. The
girls swam ten laps per day and prac-
ticed starts. When the affair arrived
the Red, White and Blue troupe crossed
the line into Cristobal.
The line up was as follows: 50
yard dash-Elsie Neely and Gladys
Bliss; 50 yard breast-Rebecca Bry-
den and Velma Hall; 100 yard dash-
Marie Kleefkens and Velma Hall;
Backstroke-M arie Kleefkens and
Elizabeth Hayes; Relay-Elsie Neely,
Gladys Bliss, and Velma Hall. Our
one lone diver, Mabel Jean Bliss,
competed against three of Balboa's
stars. The troupe took all three
places in everything except third
in breaststroke, which was taken by
Velma Hall. Marion Neely, who was
elected Captain was unable to swim
Saturday. This proved a big handicap
This was a sad ending for our swim-
ming season, but Balboa has always
held the championship for swimming.
The girls there should be congratulated
on their swimming and good sports-
This year Cristobal and Balboa com-
peted in golf for the Isthmian Cham-
pionship. It was the first year for this
sport and was so satisfactory that it
will probably be continued next year.
The first game was played at Ama-
dor Links. The girls from the Atlantic
side who played were: Anna Ryan,
Dona Eaton. Elizabeth Hayes, Ruth
Pickett (who made the best score of
our girls), and Betty Stetler and Jane
Bretch. Although the links were
strange to our girls they made a great
effort, but lost to Balboa by 9 holes.
The next match was held on Gatun
Links. The girls here proved them-
selves able to hold their own. The
final score ended 21-20 in favor of
Cristobal. The third game has not
vet been played, but we are looking
forward to it with enthusiasm.
Mr. Duer, the golf professional at
Gatun, offered a dozen golf balls to
the girl with the best score. Emelia
Sherwood of Balboa won them. The
girls from Balboa were: Margaret
Woodland, Emelia Sherwood, Eleanor
Hammond, Elizabeth Beverly. and
Bowling was our last sport. The
girls who made the team were the fol-
lowing: Gladys Bliss, Kathleen Ar-
thur, Mabelle Bliss, Victoria Hollo-
well, Elizabeth Hayes, Betty Stetler
and Ruth Casto. No inter-scholastic
games have been played as yet, but
our team is good and we defy Balboa
to beat us.
On the whole, I think this year's
athletic season has been the most suc-
cessful and I'm sure it is going to last
for years to come.
tAnia Ryan '31
Oct. 1 Vacation days are over, hard work
faces all. There are many New teachers in the fa-
culty this year; Mr. Johnson, mechanical draw-
ing teacher: Mr. Hackett, Social Studies; Mr.
Vinton, Science teacher; Miss Anderson, House-
hold Arts teacher; Mrs. MacDonald. Art teacher;
Mrs. Spencer, language teacher, and last but not
least, Miss Elner, music teacher.
Oct. 2. Home rooms were assigned and, of
course, the Seniors were given the most desirable
Oct. 3. "The Bald-Headed Brigade" greets
us this morning, showing that the upper classmen
have been "Up and at 'em."
Oct. 6. The high and mighty Seniors had
their class meeting, chose Miss Moore for their
advisor, and none other than Carlos Rankin for
Oct. 7. To-day the new "Upper Classmen,"
or otherwise Juniors had their election of officers.
Also Elect Class advisor.
Oct. 8. Five more Seniors join us to-day,
having just returned from the States. Take it
from one who knows, the Senior class is "Bigger
and Better than ever." The Freshmen held their
first class meeting to-day.
Oct. 9. Next to elect their class officers were
the Sophomores, who were rather late in getting
Oct. 10. Athletics have started out with a
Bang! And are we going to end up with ['IC-
TORY!!! Just watch our Smoke!!!
Oct. 13. To-day the "Frosh" elected their
Oct. 14. B.A.A. and G.A.A. meeting, and
Sh! I'll let you in on a secret-C.H.S. is going to
have Cheer Leaders, real, honest to goodness
live ones. "Y Como."
Oct. 15. Two weeks ago to-day C.H.S. opened
wide its Golden Portals.
Oct. 16. Things are well under way by now
and the students have lost that vacation look.
(If you know what kind of a lookI mean).
Oct. 17. Friday is welcomed by one and all,
especially members of Supper Club as a picnic is
planned for Saturday for Cabinet members of
Cristobal and Balboa.
Oct. 20. Three Rousing Cheers! The Seniors
are granted four grand privileges this year pro-
viding we know how to use them. Seniors. Be
careful. It all depends on you!
Oct. 21. B.A.A. adopted a Constitution.
Here's hoping better results in athletics will be ob-
tained. Tennis gets a flying start under the care-
ful supervision of none other than Mr. Hackett.
Oct. 22. Seniors, are we for it? What? A
football game against the Juniors. I'll say we
are. Watch out, Juniors' you brought it on your-
Oct. 23. Some of the Junior boys look quite
broken up this morning. Mmm! I wonder why?
Oct. 24. Staff members were elected for the
"Caribbean." All members of the staff made a
resolution to do their best to put the annual over
big! Y como! Supper Club meeting this p.m.
and say, what a supper it was. The Cabinet surely
knows its X.Y.Z.'s when it comes to serving sup-
Oct. 27. Sh! Sh! Seniors held a class rreet-
ing. Maybe they are planning their party. "What
Oct. 28. Mr. Sawyers had quite a surprise
for some of us "would be" brilliant students, but
alas, alas, what a terrible surprise; "white slips"!
Oct. 29. C.H.S. beat the Brother's school
team at soccer, but what else could be expected?
Oct. 30. The famous football team of C.H.S.
defeated the Cristobal Apprentice boys.
Oct. 31. The Staff decided to give a "Staff
Hop" which will be given in early December.
Nov. 3. Three rousing cheers "para la Re-
publica de Panama". Today is a holiday!
Nov. 4. Meeting of the "Honorary Spanish
Nov. 5. Miss Elner, the new music teacher
has undertaken to teach the students to sing-with-
out straining their voices. (Something tells me
she will have a hard iob.)
Nov. 6. Something in the air. I feel it. All
C.H.S. students had to fill out slips telling the
vocation they desire to follow after leaving school.
And can you imagine one of our Seniors wanted
to be a preacher (never knew we had such religious
people in our class.)
Nov. 7. C.H.S. held their first Pep meeting,
but by the noises that came from the assembly
they didn't need much practice.
Nov. 8. Believe it or not. C.H.S. tied B.H.S.
in a soccer game. Viva C.H.S.!
Nov. 9. The "Honorary Spanish Club" held
a dinner at the Florence Hotel this evening.
Nov. 10. Seniors held a class meeting. I wish
they would hurry and give their party. Oh, yes!
The Senior class added another member to their
Nov. 11. B.A.A. and G.A.A. meetings.
Nov. 12. Hurrah! Find we have two students
on High Honor Roll for first six weeks, and one,
and only one, is a Senior.
Nov. 13. C.H.S. defeats Brother's school, 2-0
Nov. 14. Spanish Club had a meeting to elect
Nov. 15. Hip! Hip! Hurrah! C.I.S. beat
B.H.S. in soccer, 5-4, 'Ray! for our side!
Nov. 17. Oh, Oh! Why is it that we have
school on Mondays? Everybody is half asleep
Nov. 18. Senior class meeting. It's about
time they had their party. We're getting tired
Nov. 19. Things were pretty quiet until third
period and then Oh' of all the screeching noises.
Why, oh why, can't those lower classmen learn
not to make so much noise when they are sup-
posed to be singing? (Ask me another).
Nov. 20. To-day Capt. Ammel arrived on a
record-breaking non-stop flight from Long Island
to France Field.
Nov. 21. We were honored to-day by having as
a visitor Major Stevens, of Fort I)avis, who gave a
most interesting talk on the "Story of America."
Nov. 22. ()h! ()h! IBalboa beat us to-day
at soccer. Next Saturday is the deciding game.
Team! Team! Io your best.
Nov. 24. To-day is "Red Letter Day" in
C.HI.S. The Seniors sent out ehri invitations to
their party. (At last.)
Nov. 25. Staff meeting. Must be a big ques-
tion up before it.
Nov. 26. Senior class party! Was it hot?
Well, I should smile! (I mean the weather.) And
the decorations were not to be sneezed at unless
you caught hay fever from the hay strewn around.
Hurrah! Four days vacation!
Dec. 1. Oh! H ow are we supposed to study
when we haven't yet got over the effects of
Dec. 2. Debate Club held its first real debate.
Dec. 3. Why are all those people bowing to
one another? Why, don't you know, those are
the new members being initiated into "La P.A.S."
Dec. 4. Who says we haven't artistic stu-
dents in this school? If you don't believe me
just look at the walls in the hallway.
Dec. 5. Social meeting of Spanish Club at
Y.W.C.A. Formal initiation of new members to
Dec. 8. This is a blue Monday, and how!
B.H.S. defeated C.H.S. in the final soccer game.
Dec. 9. Rain! Oh, can't it do anything else
Dec. 10. The Art Class is surely putting
themselves on the map. They have gone so far
as to make their own Christmas Cards.
Dec. 11. By the sounds coming from short-
hand class one would think they were attending
a Chinese school. But, no, they are only trying
to learn the difference between "Oh" and "Uh"!
Dec. 12. Mr. R Z. Kirkpatrick gave a talk
on "Engineering" which was appreciated by every
one and especially those boys expecting to take
up that vocation.
Dec. 15. Rah! Rah! Rah! for our Cheer Lead-
ers. they surely have plenty of school spirit as
shown by Pep meeting. Rah! Rah! Rah! (again).
C.I.S. defeated Uni-Fruco-Baseball Club.
Dec. 16. Girls of Volley Ball team got their
letters. False alarm: thought there was a real
fire but only a tire drill!
Dec. 17. Mr. Campbell gave a talk to the
Commercial Class on the "Aspects of Commer-
Dec. 18. Business meeting of the Spanish
Dec. 19. Whoopee! Big day to-day. Christ-
mas Party n' everything. But the best of all is
the Staff Hop!
Jan. 5. Boys and girls you've had your two
weeks fling; now get to work.
Jan. 6. Senior class meeting; chose play
Jan. 7. B.S.S. meeting. Report cards for
second six-weeks went out.
Jan. 8. Seniors meet Mr. Noe after school and
Jan. 12. What? Another B.A.A. meeting.
They ought to have some organization.
Jan. 13. C. P.?? (if you know who I mean)
seems to be making it a habit to break windows.
This is two to his credit so far!! Hold on, C.P.,
don't go too fast.
Jan. 14. Watch your step Ye Students of
Chemistry or the next explosion will be worse.
Jan. 16. Pep Rally, Jack Kelly gave a short
talk on "School Spirit."
Jan. 17. Rah! Rah! Rah! for C.H.S. beat
B.H.S. in the first Baseball game of the season.
Jan. 19. Everything going smooth. (Saysme.)
Jan. 22. First Carnival rehearsal at Y.W.C.A.
Jan' 23. What! Another Pep Rally; and a
talk on "School Spirit."
Jan. 24. All aboard! for the Special to Bal-
boa. Whew! What a game; better step on it
boys we have one more chance to show them.
Who? and what? We are. Even though we
didn't win the baseball game we won the Fa-
culty Basketbal game. Say! I didn't realize
what nice looking teachers we had on our faculty
till I saw them in their basketball suits, and then?
Jan. 26. Doctor Swift talked to girls at
Jan. 27. Doctor Swift talked to boys.
Jan. 28. Girls attend Doctor Swift's second
Jan. 30. Mrs. John McCormack gave a very
interesting talk on nursing.
Jan. 31. Hip! Hlip! Hurrah! We beat Bal-
boa for the second time in Baseball; that makes
us the CHAMPIONS. Three cheers for our side!
Feb. 2. The boys on the Baseball team au-
tographed the last pitched ball of the series.
(The series in which we beat Balboa).
Feb. 4. Selected committee on Diplomas. It's
a very serious question as we only graduate once
and we want nice looking diplomas.
Feb. 5. Committee went to Balboa Heghts to
discuss Diplomas. Here's hoping we agree on
Feb. 6. Mr. O. F. Thomas, Manager, Na-
tional City Bank, gave a very interesting talk
Feb. 9. Carnival Practice. Believe me we
have one "gay Caballero."
Feb. 10. Debating Club had a meeting and
had one "hot" debate. Sss!
Feb. 11. We missed the spirit of Tommy
Rankin in school this morning. But the hospital
Feb. 12. Cram, cram, cram, till we can't
cram any more!
Feb. 13. Tests and more tests and Oh! what
Feb. 14. "Going! Going! Gone!" said the
auctioneers at the Valentine party given at the
Feb. 16. Ra! for C.H.S. we beat Unifrucos
6-3. (In baseball if you don't know what I
Feb. 17. When the Junior boys give a candy
sale they surely are successful, especially when
only two batches of candy are donated.
Feb. 18. Talk on "International Affairs" by
Mrs. Hooper. Many questions were asked by
our would-be brilliant students.
Feb. 19. Report cards!
Feb. 20. What was wrong with school this
afternoon? Oh! didn't you know? Mr. Saw-
yers went to Balboa. Hurrah! for the Sopho-
mores and their party! It was one "swell dance."
Feb. 23. Only ten cents a piece! Buy one!!
Buy what? A tag for your choice for queen of
Carnival, of course.
Feb. 24. Another Carnival practice. We ought
to be good by the time this is over.
Feb. 26. Now's the time in a lifetime when
the boys have to work, for a change. All tents
for Carnival have to be up this afternoon.
Feb. 27. To-night's the nite! The big nite.
Viva! Sister Hayes, La Reina del Carnival!
Mar. 2. Boys practiced golf at Gatun. May-